Friday, 4 October 2013

Christmas Angel

Good morning all!  I should be starting to set up for this mornings shows as this post goes live.  I do hope you will be able to tune in for the shows today at 8am, 2pm and 7pm.  This is one of my favourite new images, the Christmas Angel, isn't she beautiful!  This card shows a slight variation on my Fire and Ice technique as I have stamped her on black card and embossed with white detail powder first (rather than gilding her). I covered her with a sticky adhesive sheet and die cut the shape with Gold Elements four.  I peeled the backing paper off and covered her with Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow.  I added some small flatback pearls randomly and a pearl star in the upper corner. I used the larger die from  Elegant Labels Four behind her cut in white and backed with black card.  I cut the smaller die from the set and added it directly behind the angel but cut in half to shorten it. I just have the ends peeking out from beneath her.  I stamped the sentiment in black archival ink on a piece of coconut white card and added a double bow tied from white frilly edged ribbon.  In the centre, I added one of our new embellishments from our finishing touches line.  You can see a close up below, but wait until you can see them in person as they are stunning!  I finished the card with a thin mat of black before adding my final double white pierced mat.  Such an elegant angel and she looks great stamped in so many ways!  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x









166 comments:

Marion Bull said...

What a beautiful image Sue. Love this card. Will be watching today. Don't work too hard!
Marion B xx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This is such a beautiful stamp... Need to do my chores so I can watch you...

nancyd said...

Morning Sue a fantastic card these
stamps are a must so looking forward
to todays shows.
Nancyd xx

Annie said...

Morning Sue! Beautiful card, beautiful stamp. Love the star can't wait for your shows!! Hugs Annie

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, yes she is an elegant angel. The stamp with the slanting shading lines looks great.
Hope to see some of the shows, but a busy day ahead and no recorder. Have a good day!

'P' in Wales

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
thank you lovely stamps will watch and record todays shows take care Kitty

TDQ Karen said...

Fantastic! What a beautiful stamped image. Will be watching later xx

Jan.moogie said...

Elegant, beautiful Christmas card today Sue. x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Wow! She is so beautiful, Ah I got no pennies left this month! Such a stunning image.

Will tape all your shows as I will be at work but good luck with them all.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Wow she's stunning can not wait to see you on tv love this christmas card thank you Tracy w x

Sam Smithard said...

Sue another stunning creation this morning you give us so many wonderful ideas I will be watching and taping for the future so I can play time and time again love from Sam x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. She is lovely. I'm imagining her in white or white and silver on navy blue card with white base card. Beautiful. Looking forward to your shows. Xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great Christmas card Sue.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Another stunning card for us today I love the new embellishments. Looking forward to seeing your shows today .
Hugs x
Heather T

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
WOW lost for words she is simply stunning. Really took my breath away, I could look at her for ages she is so serene.
Will be tuning in.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is a really pretty card, I love the Christmas Angel stamp. Looking forward to the shows.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely card today - elegant labels 4 -yeah! Will be watching -
Rgs
Clare W

Eemeli said...

The angel looks absolutely stunning. Such a beautiful stamp and of course the whole card is very elegant.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

Joan D said...

What a beautiful card. The finishing touches certainly do as it says on the tin. Finishing touch. Will be glued to the screen this weekend as don't want to miss a thing. Xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, the angel is lovely, whole card is beautiful. Looking forward to the shows. Bx

Debs A said...

Morning Sue whst a great card im loving this stamp. It makes a great christmas csrd. I will be watching the shows this weekend as well as recording them. Good luck xx

Debs A

Rachel Taylor said...

Oh my goodness what a stunning card ! Just beautiful ! All the best for today ,i shall be watching .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a fab card and so pleased you are doing Christmas cards, I need the motivation to start! I will be watching and recording the shows for future reference....cannot wait! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful card! Loving the black. I'll be watching at 8am.
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. Will be watching and recording your shows. Can't wait!
Veronique L

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous you never fail to impress. Good luck with the shows for the next few days I set the recorder to record so I can catch up later. Have a great day. Love Jackie

carol edwards said...

Oh Sue this is gorgeous, absolutely stunning, takes your breath away x

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, ordered mine last night couldn't wait. Will only get to watch one show live but the rest will be recorded.
Love this image
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

auscrafts said...

lovely card

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another fantastic card, great image.
Oh! Bother I am working today, I will miss the day shows. Out in the evening so will miss that one as well.
Have a great day
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning card, I will definitely be with you this weekend. I am sure we have some treats in store if this card is anything to go by. Good luck. Edwina

englishrose897 said...

Great card this morning Sue

englishrose897 said...

Great card this morning Sue

CraftyAnn said...

A stunning card, the angel is beautiful. So been looking forward to the shows this weekend - no housework for me!.
Have fun and take care.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful - looking forward to your 8am show but recording the rest as I shall be away. Have a great weekend at C&C Sue. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a fantastic gift to start the day!!!
A truly truly beautiful image and now I am wishing I hadn't started my C.cards and chosen my images for this year. Today's Angel will definitely be one of my images this next year. The embellishment is wonderful and has already gone onto my shopping list.
Good luck for the week-end and I will be catching your shows today and hopefully one over the next two days of traveling.
Janet x

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful , Beautiful Card! Love the angel, all set to watch your shows today, I just love all your ideas and techniques and imagination!

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

What a beautiful card. Thank you. A huge thank you too for the email you sent me telling me I had missed winning the card. I follow your blog every day so don't know how I missed it. I am soooooooooooo excited and to add to my joy, you have three shows today and Soft Gold Card is one of your items heeeeeeey. The day only gets better.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the angle stamp.
Made sure I was up early to watch the early show.
Lydia
X

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful stamp, and such a fitting sentiment. Will be watching your shows. Hope you enjoy them too. Take care.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue, will be watching today xx hazel

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue, will be watching today xx hazel

Ann said...



Hi Sue


Stunning card the Angel stamp is just gorgeous.
Will be watching today and recording don't want to miss anything.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW stunning card again this morning looking forward to your demo's
Hugs
Carol x

hollyberry said...

Very different -Christmas in black and white and I love it.The image of the angel is beautiful.Just watching you on C&C-great to see you back!

Victoria said...

Love the image, beautiful. The new finishing touches look useful too. I'm typing this as I watch you on TV before work. Nice goodies!!

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, wow what a stunner n love it everything about it. Watching you demonstrating while doing this message and other shows being recorded. Have a great day and a lovely weekend.

Love June
xxx

nuttinanni said...

overslept so rushing off to watch you now. good card not exactly my choice, but then it is so love ly we all think differently. Cheryl xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very different card today, the angel is lovely. Good luck with the shows today.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock. Xx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Beautiful card.

Have settled down with a coffees watch your show. X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I am watching you as I write this! Lovely card again today. Love Jean xxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Very beautiful card. Can only watch the early part of your show as I am going shopping, but will watch later.
Audrey x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Love the angel but would have preferred her in gold or gilding flakes. The new embellishments are gorgeous. Have set recorder as won't be able to watch live today. Already ordered the poinsettia stamps to go with my dies from last year. Good luck with the shows - you don't need it as you are always very professional & organised!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card the angel is just beautiful as is the embellishment. Watching you now and recording the show as well
Best wishes, Pat

Heather said...

Just watching the show and loving it! As soon as I saw the santa/angel/bauble bundle I had to have it! I love the heirloom ornaments so having some more matching stamps to go with them is fantastic - and designed by you! Brilliant. Love today's card as well. Bought the new d-lites bundle the other day (should arrive any day now) so really have no money for spending on crafty stuff but just had to have them. Feeling naughty but excited to have them coming.

Marion said...

just watching how to do the plaited ribbon,some lovely stamps dont no which i like best.
Marion H

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful card with a beautiful image on it. I love angels on Christmas cards just because they bring hope.
I see you have a lot of other lovely stamps on as well today and it would be a hard choice to make. Have a great day,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Elaine said...

Seriously stunning card. So elegant xx

karenlotty said...

It is a stunning die Personally I don't like it on black It's too sombre Gosh I appear to be on a real downer this week - sorry Life is tough at mo

Maryann Laursen said...

This is so gorgeous Sue, I´m actually watching you here right now, and love all the stamps, you´ve designed for us here. This card is really beautiful, but I admit, it still doesn´t reach the Santa from yesterday in my heart thoug, but still very gorgeous.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, this would look good in a variety of colours. Loving your new embellishments.
Donna Jones

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, such a beautiful angel, have set to record and will be watching as well

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, such a beautiful angel

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful Christmas card, I am sat watching the show and have set record for the others so I don't miss a thing.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card and i love the image. I was so looking forward to the show this morning but unfortunately my computer at work won't let me watch the show! Not sure why but i get as far as watch show live and then get a purple box where i should be watching the show. But hey i'll save some money but won't get any ideas and inspiration! :-( hugs to all Sonia x

Carol Yates said...

Morning Sue, the angel is beautiful, so delicate, love it! Take care.
Carol.x

Jean Z said...

Very beautiful Sue will be watching today love Jean Z xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the angel, th is card is stunning
will be recording the shows today. Take care, Jess xx

craftylisa said...

Hi sue
stunning card ,ready and waiting to watch your shows.

hugs lisa xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This angel stamp is exquisite! So ethereal. I love this card you have shared with us today. Thank you. I will be glued to my tv this weekend watching you! Have fun.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is gorgeous, the angel is sooo dlicate, love the ice effect and the button. Enjoy the shows, will be watching.
Take care.
Hugs June xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
A beautiful Angel and so pretty with your take on her!
LoveMarg

Lindsay Martin said...

So pretty, I managed to catch the first half of this mornings show, the poor foals had to wait to go out this morning, keep going with your amazing tips and demos xx

Fi said...

Stunning card, Sue. Just watched your show and bought almost everything. I do wish they would set up an In the Classroom type show for you so we could see more of your techniques. Either that or some DVDs might help us...hint hint. Fiona xx

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the angel. Really enjoyed your show this morning, looking forward to watching the others later.

Clare x

kimberley said...

Stunning Sue -missed the first show unfortunately but will hopefully catch the rest,take care ,x.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, great seeing you on tv again watched the show and placed my order for the baubles and Santa pack. Love today's card so will be trying to replicate it. Have a good time with your shows but don't work too hard. Thanks Sue.
Hugs
Jean D

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue.X happy crafting

Ayelet Barkay said...

Very nice card. Great stamp.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and angel, good luck for todays shows, missed the 8am but hope to catch the others. Emma

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, just watched the first show and it was great. Love all the products and made a few purchases. Lovely card for today. Looking forward to the rest of the shows and demo's. Hope we get more then one demo per show. Kind regards Joanne K x

TOB said...

gorgeous. love this set of stamps. Have a fun day. hugs x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card and so enjoyed the first show this morning.

Love Val x

Margarita lady said...

The Amazing Sue is in the house!!!!
Your 8 am show was (as always) amazing. Have to have it all - Mr June wants to know when are you retiring!!!! june xxx

Sandybee said...

Another stunner Sue,I love this angel stamp

xx Sandra

Margarita lady said...

Have just seen Fiona's comments,sooo agree - you demo we buy - simple eh! I'll second Fiona, more dvd's PLEASE
love june xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Managed to see this mornings show and will see 2pm.
I love the bauble stamps and thanks for demoing the ribbon weaving.
Ang x

Lacelady said...

That angel is stunning! Missed the 8 oclock show, but will def. be tuning in to the others.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. What lovely stamps are on the show today. Oh for a bigger budget, in fact, an unlimited budget so that I can get them all. Loved watching the demos. xx Maggie (sometimes better with a bow!)

Disco Queen said...

Wow super card Sue. I adore the angel stamp, I had to re read your how to & then zoom in to realise the dimensionality in her skirt was pure stamping. I thought it was stamped, fussy cut & folded. Love it! Theresa x

Mac Mable said...

Great card and will be watching today x

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the stamps.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh How I love this stampa nd what a stunning card you've designed with it. I have to admit to over sleeping this morning as I spent a lovely day and a late night shopping,dining and a few drinks with my Aussie rellies
and so I have missed the 8am show but will catch with the others.
Love yesterdays traditonal card too.

Love Sheila xx

sharon said...

Good morning Sue
What a gorgeous Christmas card and so different from the norm. I was impressed with the detail in the stamped angel even considering that she had been covered in the iced snow. I saw your great show this morning and will be tuning in across the weekend, I wouldn't miss it!
Crafty hugs Sharon K. x

hotpotato said...

really enjoyed your 8am show, now looking forward to the 2pm show.

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful - not sure I could give something like this away!!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. A beautiful angel. Love it and your shows.

SusanP, Kent said...

I am definitely going to get this angel!!!!! What a fabulously different Christmas card. Thank you Sue. I'll be watching later (that's if my expected visitors don't turn up early).
Sue

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

This is such a beautiful card. I love it! I could kick myself though as I thought your shows were on tomorrow and so missed the 08.00 a.m. one. Doh! Needless to say I shall be glued to my TV set for the rest of the day!! Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Anonymous said...

Love the card Sue and all the techniques and I am recording all today's shows.
ValC xx

Meg said...

Sorry Sue I'm not loving this one.

Margaret O
xxx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, an absolutely beautiful card. Just had to order the angel and santa stamps. Can't wait for the rest of your shows, watched the 8am one and the demo card was to "die for" ( hehe). lol lynne m x x x x

lynda said...

This is such a beautiful stamp Sue i
love every thing about this card its stunning Hugs Lynda Brock xx

lynda said...

This is such a beautiful stamp Sue i
love every thing about this card its stunning Hugs Lynda Brock xx

nattyboots said...

How Fab is this , must dash Sue as i need to do my housework before your Shows

Elaine H X

sued99 said...

Lovely stamp. Watched most of the first show this morning. such lovely designs.

cats said...

Gorgeous card and a beautiful immage!!My daughter has requested a black and white card for Christmas :)..... Christine xx
ps.... lovely show this morning.Loking forward to the next! x

Jennifer Swandells said...

Beautiful card and image, Hugs, Jen x
http://jenni45.blogspot.co.uk/

Jill Liddle said...

Beautiful image.

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. Missed you this morning, will catch you mid day though. I love this technique, especially with this design, and the ribbon is gorgeous too . Love Jackie C XXX

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice card today.

I am a bit upset because C&C are only on freeview untill 6pm so i miss your 7pm show, perhaps you could have a word, i cant be the only one to miss out.

Heres hoping!

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Oh dear I can feel a very unhappy bank manager coming along although I will have to record the shows so I expect this beautiful stamp will have sold out by the time I get it see it. This stamp really does look lovely.
Beverley W

Pauline A said...

Brilliant show this morning Sue and have ordered your stamps already along with the gold card, but really wanted much more. The angel card is lovely and really starts off the Christmas story doesn't she? Looking forward to watching all of your shows this weekend so that means no housework for me. Hugs Pauline A x

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful

Vie
x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, what an absolutely gorgeous Christmas card....anyone would be delighted to receive this!! Love Sam xxx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card I love the angel, so regal and elegant.
Hope all goes well today, looking forward to the remaining shows.
Margaret corgi owner

Howdy said...

I'm not really an angel type of person but she is an absolute stunner. Love the whole look.

magpie said...

This is a beautiful image of the Christmas angel Sue and gorgeous in white. The elegant labels four are very "elegant!" Just gorgeous. Like I've said before the photographs don't do any justice to your creations so I imagine with all the emails they won't be doing a spotty potty....it'll be a spotty wheelbarrow! Well deserved too! Have a wonderful weekend on C&C Sue. We'll be having one too, watching you! (When we can!) xx Love Karen xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Stunning Christmas card. I love your fire and Ice really stands out and has the WOW factor.Have a great day
Take care
Hazel Gx

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for this one, just ordered the multibuy with this stamp in, now I have this gorgeous card for inspiration x

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Such a beautiful card. Sorry I missed this morning's early show, but I'm seated and ready for the 2pm show. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Wendy from Scotland said...

stunning card for Christmas, enjoyed your show will be watching them all
Wendy x

Zena McCalmont said...

Unusual card. X

Zena McCalmont said...

Unusual card. X

Gail said...

Hi Sue just tuned into you on the box. This is such a beautiful card. Must go, have to watch........
Gail Cx

jessie said...

HELLO SUE REALLY REALLY LOVELY CARD
TODAY.BEAUTIFUL STAMP.

Helen Barker said...

Beautiful stamp.Love the finishing touches.
Helen Bx

creativearts said...

Beautiful card! Love the angel and it is so pretty in white. If I wanted to order this angel stamp, where would I find it on line?

salem said...

wonderfull glad you are back on tv

salem said...

wonderfull glad you are back on tv

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
not had the chance yet to watch any of your shows today, but have recorded them and am looking forward to watching them a bit later on.
The angel is beautiful (as is the card, of course) but not many of my relatives and friends like angels - so I won't be having this one. Unless I buy it for me.........
Hugs, Rose

Kate's Cards said...

It's a lovely stamp!

Laura O said...

such a pretty image and such a pretty card .Laura O

Jane said...

How beautiful love the stamp amazing card.

Jane xx

Chris Curry said...

Loving the shows and love this card Sue. Looking forward to this evening show. Have already ordered the stamps I can't do without. Xx

Olga said...

So gorgeous Sue!

Janice K said...

Sue this is stunning! The angel is gorgeous and the whole card a work of art. x

weefortune said...

Stunning card today Sue, Looking forward to the shows, E xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a very elegant card.
Love it
Alison B. x

Carol S. said...

Love this stamp Sue. Watched you making the card with the flakes, whilst having lunch. Stunning! I want this stamp!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Karen said...

Black and white always looks classy
Have set recorder as am at work. Looking forward to watching it late on.
Luv
Karen xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue, wow looks amazing!! I love these colours. Monochrome always works for me

Love Tracy from killie

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Stunning image and card. I love the fire and ice twist, really dramatic in black and white. Am loving the shows and demos.
Love Jan x x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Loved your demos today. This is stunning. All the new stamps and dies are beautiful. Not sure what to get.

Enjoy the other shows
Regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Erica said...

Gorgeous.
Erica x

seline said...

Have ordered these stamps today cannot wait for them to come. Love them all, this card is just gorg will be glued to C&C all weekend sue love ur demo's Seline x

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful, elegant card, I forgot you were on today so missed you but I will definitely be tuning in tomorrow.

hugs
craftyjacq
xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card love the Angel, managed to order her and a few other items.
Loved the shows today, (have recorded last one) you must be exhausted, an early start and a late finish, you are a real pro. A real trooper. We love you for it. Do try to find some time to relax over this hectic weekend.
Take care, love Brenda Lel xxx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Well recorded the earlier shows and managed to catch the 7 PM one had to have the angel it looks absolutely beautiful and your card using it is stunning.
Thanks again for your inspiration
You Take Care
Theresa x

jeffrey bubbles said...

Loved the shows Sue, hope you will be on again soon. Kathy xxx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, so sad I am missing your shows, love the angel and the black and White combination x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful Christmas card.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Crafting Newbie said...

Super Card Sue. It was great seeing you back on the telly. I'm always inspired by your demos. Barbara x

Anonymous said...

Sue
Fabulous card. Brilliant demos too. Thanks again for all your inspiration.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Gail said...

Another stunner - luv it and the angel is gorgeous (not normally my bag but I rather like this one) xx GailT xx

Sandy H said...

Beautiful stamp.

Oksana said...

Stunning Sue and the stamp is gorgeous! Love the detailing in it!x

mags said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the image and the black and white combo.
mags
x

Craftychris said...

ooh this card is awesome! I absolutely adore this stamp and have to have it! I love the black and white with all the sparkle - so cool! xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

A stunning card!

I love the Christmas Angel image, her dress looks as if it's flowing.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Susan White said...

Such a beautiful card - just love angels, and she is heavenly!

Thanks, Susan

Marianna Hammer said...

This is a very nice card. Love the iced snow

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WOW SMASHING CARD. GREAT ANGEL AND LOVE THE BOW WITH ITS EMBELLISHMENT.
REALLY GOING TO ENJOY ALL THE SHOWS GOT SOME TAPED,
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card watched you do this on TV. Love all of it really like the angel and the new embellishments.

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Diane Mortimer said...

I really like the angel, it's a little different.

Diane from Glasgow xx