Monday, 5 August 2013

Peace

Hi crafters!  A most unusual coloured Christmas card for today.  I just had this whim one day to make a Christmas card in really different colours and wanted to follow through with it to see how it looked.  Raspberry and black snowflakes and I must say that I was rather pleased with the final result.  I may just have to give in to my whims a bit more to keep you on your toes!  I started by embossing my coconut white background with the Interlocking Circles embossing folder to give it texture.  Next I used the Create A Flake Three and some of the smaller snowflakes from the Pendant sets and cut some out of black glitter card and some out of raspberry card (from my stash). Each snowflake was finished with a black pearl centre as an accent.  I used a bit of matching raspberry silky crush ribbon from my stash and cut it down the centre and wrapped it around the bottom of the card.  I tied a double bow from it and added a fancy black button to the centre of it.  I stamped my sentiment on a small precut tag that I had and inked the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink.  I tucked the tag under my fancy button.  I arranged all the cut snowflakes so they were cascading down my card from upper corner to the opposite lower corner.  I added a black rhinestone swirl radiating from the centre as an accent piece.  I added a thin raspberry mat and then double pierced black mats to finish my unusual Christmas creation.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x





162 comments:

Pam said...

A really beautiful card - I love it

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue!
This works very well indeed I love the snowflakes in this set they are so pretty and the Raspberry colour is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing every day. :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

http://heatherscreationsandhappenings.blogspot.co.uk

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue thank you,a special card for a special person delightful thank you take care Kitty

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
absolutely gorgeous - never thought that pink and black snowflakes would work but THEY DO!
Thanks for showing us.
Hugs, Rose

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning card, clever use of such different colours for a modern Christmas card xx

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
I love this card - I like modern takes on classics. The colours are great.
Lisa x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love this colour combination it's so different, you certainly keep us on our toes, looking forward to your next whim lol.
Hugs x
Heather T

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
I say follow your whims - this one was spectacular.
Snowflakes are always unique and who says that they are not black and raspberry. I love it.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, Love this very contemporary. I am already wondering what other colours to use with the black I quite fancy teal, or custard or lavender. Keep going with your ideas
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Well it certainly was a whim for today's gift. I would definitely never have thought of putting the two colours together for a C.card.
I have to say I rather like it. It makes an unusual statement in colour but a traditional format of snowflakes so thank you for keeping is on our toes Sue and I say just continue continue continue!!
Janet x

Rosie said...

Lovely design. Thinking up my own colour combos now.

Anonymous said...

Another unusual card, Sue, and how effective. Love the composition and colourway - keep 'em coming!!

'P' in Wales

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I'm a 'traditional' Christmas kinda girlie, but I am loving your 'contemporary' Christmas cards, this one is beautiful with the cascading snowflakes and the embossing on the background is stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Hellma said...

Wonderful Christmas card Sue.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - really different - and I love it! Never thought I'd say that about black and raspberry snowflakes!!!!!!It's a must try!
Rgs
Clare W

Eemeli said...

Oh, very different but still very lovely. With different color choices this would be fabulous Christmas card.

Hugs,
Eemeli

karenlotty said...

It works brilliantly I love the colours

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, who said snowflakes had to be white anyway, they look fabulous! Gorgeous card, I love it! Love Jean xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Great christmas card and I love the colours.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card I love it so unusual

from the traditional Christmas

colours would stand out on the

mantelpiece.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely and different card today but love it, very creative. Colours go well also. Wet n more wet here today. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Very interesting colour combo but I like it.

christineb said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
christineb said...

Hello Sue , This is such a pretty card, just the inspiration I needed for the day as I am going to start my Christmas card making , Thank you .

Lacelady said...

Oooh, I like it a lot! With this colour, and a different sentiment, couldn't it be a non Christmas card too?

Nanny Jo said...

wishing you a colourful Christmas!! A lovely idea,Sue...
Jo xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

Lovely card the colours go well together, could be made min many colours
Hugs
Carol x

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, who would have thought black & raspberry would work as snowflakes? But they do!! This has given me ideas now, just need to fix my poorly Grand Calibur and I'll be cutting out snowflakes.

Michele.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours you've used.

Clare x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a fantastic Christmas card. A traditional layout, but with modern colours! I love taditional Christmas but this works so well. Please carry on giving in to your whims! Take care.

englishrose897 said...

Lovely card. The colours are right up my street.

Debs A said...

Morning Sue this card is absolutely beautiful love the colours that you have used. I would never thought of putting them together for a christmas card. After seeing this card im now in mood to start mine Lol. Take care Sue xx

Deb A

Elaine said...

Wow this is stunning love the colours, love the design x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Not sure that I would use these colours for Christmas, I have to admit to being very traditional with my colours. But the way you have cascaded the snowflakes is lovely and makes for a great design.
Lydia
X

Maryann Laursen said...

It IS very unusual, but I must admit, I really like this one. It´s really beautiful and great in all it´s simplicity. Awesome work as usual SUe.
Have a great day everyone.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, love the colour combo, would look great with flowers too for the rest of the year.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Thank you for sharing this delight with us. The black and raspberry snowflakes are unusual but I love them. Keep giving in to your whims, they are amazing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - so different and so unusual. very modern. Another fantastic idea.
YvonneMayxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, A very nice card different love Jean Z xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Love it, unusual colours but very pretty.
Donna Jones

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Great colour combo, would make a fantastic card for someone that does'nt do the religious side of Christmas.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I think this card is outstanding, love the idea of unusual colours for Christmas cards, for the non-traditional recipients. Bx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, what a super card - fresh, interesting and modern - I love it! The colour combo is very attractive - a 'Wow' card. Thank you.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I am so pleased that you have moved onto Christmas cards I need your inspiration to get started on my cards!!!!

I love this card and the colour combo is fab even if it is an unusual colour for Christmas.

Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and I love the colours, after all the shops sell all sorts of colours at CHRISTMAS.
Audrey x

Crafty Lark said...

Good Morning Sue, I like this loads, very unusual and brought a smile. xx Flora

Rachel Taylor said...

Love love love this one !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the funky look of this Christmas card. Very trendy I love the colour combination.
Alison B. x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue different colours but all blend in nicely. Pretty card as well

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Pretty card. I would love to receive a card like this one.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

CraftyAnn said...

Love the modern look of this card, not everybody wants traditional Christmas. Its certainly a colour scheme I use.
Take care.

Joanne K said...

What a fun card today. Who says we have to stick to red and green. Hope you have had a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Jan.moogie said...

Now this I do like Sue, the colour combo is in your face and really works. I have a hankering to do this design in teal, black and white, wow. x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
I love it, so different but beautiful.
love Jan x x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Wat a beautiful but unusual card. I love the colours and would be happy to see this card drop into my doormat at Christmas. Xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fantastic Xmas card
so unusual love the colours very different but one I would use.
Nancyd xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hello Sue and everyone
gorgeously different so you whim away. . . . . .isn't that part of a song hahaha! x

hollyberry said...

Love raspberry and black for Christmas-they work beautifully together and make a wonderful card.
More whims please!

TOB said...

Wow this really is different, but I love it. Will have to try this colour combo on some of my cards. hugs x

nannapat said...

How simple but effective this is Sue. I love the raspberry colour with black - it's really striking. Pat x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, very different from traditional Christmas cards, the colours work so well together, not got my head round starting my C cards yet, but every morning you inspire me to get started. Take care, Jess xx

April Bryson said...

What a stunning card!!! Definitely got the WOW factor.

sarah hyett said...

Morning Sue another wonderful card. Love the snowflakes and the colour combination is fab and I really love this card. Sarah h

gwen70 said...

Simply gorgeous love the colours

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love the colours and design. xx Hazel

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I like this card in different colours!
I have done one in Blush, with Blush Poinsettia's, and stamped with Justrite Stamps, embossed with Gold, and it looks so nice and gentle!
Only with your inspiration would I have thought of stepping away from tradition.
LoveMarg

Bosquie said...

Very unusual and modern card. I just think the black makes everything stand out so much more than any other colour.xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Having a few "modern" friends who would love this as their christmas card, i think i may have to make a similar card up. It is a beautiful card with nice clean lines and just makes a big change with the raspberry touch.
Please let into your whims a bit more often because you do bring us some spectacular cards.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Very unusual, but oh so nice just the thing to cheer up a cold winters day .

Elaine H X

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. I'd never have thought of mixing raspberry and black on a Christmas card but it really works.
Love Val x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Fabulous card. Colours look great. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love it - it is nice to see different colours used for Christmas.
Beverley W

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card. I bet it would look great in kraft, red and black too.x

jessie said...

GOOD MORNING SUE
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CARD.WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHT OF PUTTING THOSE
COLOURS ON A CHRISTMAS CARD.BUT
IT LOOKS FAB,

kimberley said...

Love it,absolutely stunning.It is so different from the norm.Please keep them coming Sue,take care,x.

Sonia Jones said...

Love the idea of using more contempary colours instead of the usual traditional shades for christmas cards. Brillian hugs Sonia x

weefortune said...

A stunning Xmas Card, love the pink. Have a great Day Elaine x

redfox said...

Wow, what a different card! Really love it, i'm certainly going to have to give this one a go, it's just so lovely. Wish my whims turned out so well!! Love Sarah

Maggie said...

What a stunning card. Would never have thought of using those colours but I guess that's why we are your devoted followers! xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I really love your card for today !! You have used unusual colours but I really like how they look together. I have the create-a-flake three and it is a great set. I have never seen raspberry silky crush ribbon or used raspberry coloured card before so I will definately be on the look out for them !! I like your background folder too. Ireally must start my christmas cards soon while there is lots of inspiration and fab ideas about. Mostly from your self and Julia. Keep all your great christmas cards coming !! Lots of love Tres x x x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

I have to admit that I probably wouldn't have thought of using these colours for a Christmas card but have to say I love the way it's come out. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a gorgeous card the black sparkle just puts the finishing touches to it.
I used to be a very traditionalist when it came to Christmas but you changed all that! I have to admit to still liking the English robins though.
Margaret corgi owner

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Sue, fabulous design and colours, lovely use od dies, Kate x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and layout, love the colours as I rarely use 'xmas' colours on my xmas cards. Love the use of the snowflakes. Emma

tracy w said...

hi sue
what a stunning Christmas card love everything about it

Lindsay Martin said...

you should give in far more often... please... lovely card and just loving the raspberry card, think you should get this added to the foundations range.. x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue

Very simple, very pretty! Give in to your whims more often!
Thanks for sharing.

Sandy

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card..love the colour combo

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue. Love the colour
Happy crafting

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Love this colour combination, very French looking. I have loved all the different coloured combinations both you and Julia have used rather than the traditional colours, such a difference but so spectacular.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jacquie said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, an usual card colourwise but it works for me, love from Jackie D

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
VERY PRETTY AND UNUSUAL CHRISTMAS CARD, ONE THAT I WOULD SEND. FAB RIBBON.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh I love it, love it, love it! The colours are great too. I adore contempary cards as much as the tradional ones and although stunning this looks quite simple to do.

Love Sheila xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Great card and love the raspberry colour for a change. Hugs Carol S.xx

dianeandchipps said...

Fantastic card Sue, love the colours. It would definately stand out amongst traditional cards. Love Diane x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Love the colour combination on this card. Such an unusual take on a Christmas card. I love this raspberry card that you have. You really are keeping us on our toes.
We really need a money tree in all our gardens to keep up with the dies that keep coming out. Or a swap shop.

Sue B said...

I love this card Sue, am making unusual colour xmas cards myself at present & every time I show my husband "the latest creation" he says " why isn't it red or green, (he has old fashioned ideas). May pinch this one to use.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Very contemporary look today and like everyone else has said, I would never have thought of putting these colours together for Christmas, but they really work. Even though I am a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas, I could see myself doing this.

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. I think this is scrumptious.
I was going to do black and white, but seeing this, I just have to try it. Thank you. Hugs, 3362 Jan.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the colours which do work for a Christmas card. You should definitely give it to your wims more often. Looking forward to lots more.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
omg what a stunning stunning card i love it the colours are fantastic together i think this is an idea for my Christmas cards thanks sue for all the inspiration you give to us all.. hugs sarah xx

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Who would think black and pink snowflakes would look so good. Only you. How inventive ,I love it. Wish I had you creativity.

Crafty Nanna said...

Ooh, what a delightfully delicious card was my first thought. It's so different and I love it, super card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I'm loving the contemporary look And would never have thought of using raspberry and black for a Christmas card - but gosh doesn't it work well - I just love it all.
Love Brenda Lel xxx

Jennifer Swandells said...

What an absolutely beautiful card Sue, I love the raspberry colour it is gorgeous. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Joanne2403 said...

So out the box and it works so well, love the colour combo, food for thought!! tfs :)

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
I love raspberry and black, and the card looks really lush, but doesn't make me feel festive... I'm traditional at heart. But I have every intention of adapting this design to use with other dies from my collection.
Take care now, love Jackie C XXX

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
I love raspberry and black, and the card looks really lush, but doesn't make me feel festive... I'm traditional at heart. But I have every intention of adapting this design to use with other dies from my collection.
Take care now, love Jackie C XXX

Brenda Hanlon said...

What a great looking card Sue, I really enjoy making Christmas cards that are out of the traditional colours. This one's a winner.

Meg said...

Oooh I had to think about this one Sue. But it's grown on me.

Margaret O
xxx

Janice Wallace said...

WOW, this one would really stand out. Why should Christmas just be red and green.
It would be a lovely card in other colour ways too.
Janice W

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Well unusual, but brilliant. I love the colours and they work well for Christmas.
Gail Cx

Janice K said...

This is a stunning card, love the colour combo. x

Christine B. said...

A great card and unusual, would stand out from the rest. Hugs x ChrisB

Sandybee said...

These colours look just perfect together Sue.

xxSandra

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, still says 'Christmas' even with the unusual colours :)

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

A lovely card and colour combination - think it would work as well in many other colours.

Diana

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the contemporary feel of this card, wonderful design and the colours are great
Best wishes, Pat

SerenePolly said...

Hi Sue

This is really lovely. I do like traditional cards too but this will suit many who like a more contemporary feel to their Christmas celebration!

Take care

Christine

Laura O said...

fab card today ,love the snowflakes and really pretty colours.Laura O

hotpotato said...

it's lovely.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

A very different colour card for christmas, but works well.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Helen Barker said...

Love this colour combo,it really works.Keep mixing it up.
Helen Bx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue I think you are right,you should go with your whims,this is a super card and very nice for Christmas,the pink ribbon is a divine colour,and love the snowflakes.
Smiles
Ita

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, WOW!! Yes unusual colours for Christmas, but hey it really works, I love it....will be adding this to my own list of 'to do's' for Christmas. Thank you so much Love Sam xxx

Susan White said...

Really like the raspberry colour and the snowflake dies are lovely.

Thanks, Susan

SusanP, Kent said...

I love these colours for a Christmas card! I'm not really a traditional red/green kinda gal. I have Create-a-Flake 4 and a Snowflake Pendant, but I reckon I could make them work in pink and black too.
Sue

Ann said...

Very unusual colour choice but I like it!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and very striking Sue. I must be more adventurous with my own color schemes as I tend to be too traditional using red and gold at Christmas!
ValCXx

Karen Brinton said...

What a Lovely and very different Christmas Card. Inspired to do something different this year. Thankyou. Karen xxxx

iggy said...

love the colour combo BUT dont want to think about the C word just yet lol xx

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
This really sings to me, you just keep going with the "whims"
My style and colour for a Christmas Crad
Hugs

Patricia. Xxxx

Katie-Louise said...

Hi Sue
I love this card you've made using the raspberry and black snowflakes. Must try something similar if you don't mind!?
The embossing folder is great as a background and I love the raspberry ribbon bow and the bling in black on the snowflakes. Such a statement card, it's stunning.

Crafty hugs,

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Gail said...

Very unusual and I luv it xx I tend to make my Christmas cards in different colour combos rather than the traditional red, green and gold so this fits the bill nicely xx GailT xx

Jane said...

I love this card its amazing love the colours something a little different.

Jane xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Wow Sue, this is another stunner, such a unique xmas card, I love it!
Thank you for your wonderful inspiration
Hugs Julie x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Wow Sue, this is another stunner, such a unique xmas card, I love it!
Thank you for your wonderful inspiration
Hugs Julie x

jeffrey bubbles said...

I am a bit of a rebel when it comes to Christmas, never use traditional colours so love this Kathy xxx

Vie Carter said...

This is a very 'fresh' looking xmas card, love it

Vie
x

WendyC said...

This is beautiful Sue, I really love the colours.

lynda said...

Stunning Sue I love this card and the colours do work together beautifully a WOW . Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Sandy H said...

Such a striking card.

geneve said...

love the colours on this

Dawn said...

What a fab colour combo, I know someone who would love this, having pink and snowflakes on it. Thank you for your inspiration x

salem said...


fabulous

Paper Junkie said...

I do like this card - unusual colours for snowflakes - but it works! X

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue I love today's card it is beautiful making it just a bit easier for me to settle back home after being away. Love Jackie

Carole Z said...

Fab card Sue, love the design! Carole Z xx

magpie said...

Oh wow Sue! Stunning, just stunning! Love the raspberry and black together....will have to find some that. Ooooo and a residing, "So say all of of us!" on these whims that you have! xx Love Karen xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, thanks so much for Christmas cards designs I love the raspberry and back snowflakes along with the embossed background , have all the elements so will be borrowing this design, more please! Thanks very much .
Hugs
Jean D

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
This is a gorgeous card. I love the colours. As well as a Christmas card, this would be perfect for a friend of mine with a late December birthday. Thank you for showing unusual colour combinations.
Best wishes
Anne O

Julie Goodall said...

Oh wow, I LOVE this card. Beautiful colours. Might just try to copy this one for Christmas!xx

Izzwizz said...

Love this one Sue, you should follow your whims more often :-) maddy x

Jackie Meechan said...

Sorry late commenting on this card, but I have to say LOVE the colours and it is sooo different for a Christmas, love it, you definitely have to give us more inspiration on whims. Thanks
CraftyJacq
xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

A stunning card Sue!

I love the colour combination, the raspberry and black goes so well together and really makes a gorgeous card. I love those snowflake, they are so pretty.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
I adore this card. The colour combination is terrific- I would never have thought of it and I like it lots. The cascading snowflakes is so effective and well worth a try. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

Sara Goodwin said...

I love this card - think I will be trying this one out xx

Anonymous said...

Got to try these colours for a Christmas card, great!!

Mol x

Rach83 said...

I'm just going to put this out there - this is my favourite Sue card so far!

The colours are just wonderful and the snowflakes with their glitteryness (an official crafty term, I'm sure!) are gorgeous. I don't know how you'll top this one, Sue but I'm sure you'll come up with something even more beautiful.

Rachel x

Diane Mortimer said...

This is lovely, I really cant wait to make my xmas cards hehehe
Diane from Glasgow