Monday, 4 November 2013

Peace

 Morning crafters!  I have chosen one of my favourite Christmas cards for this Monday morning.  This is probably my number one choice of all the new bauble designs.  I simply love this scene, it is so vintage looking.  I stamped the Newsprint Holly background (designed by Sam Poole) using a clear perfect Medium pad on to soft gold card.  I heat embossed it with gold detail powder for a tone on tone look.  I wanted to give it some texture, so I embossed it with the Holiday Magic embossibility folder, repeating it for an extended background.  Using milk coloured card, I cut a frame using the  Majestic Labels Twenty Five die and leaving a wide margin around the edge.  I added mounting foam to the back and centred it over my gold embossed background.  I stamped the Scene Bauble on milk card twice.  The first time, I used a clear perfect medium pad and heat embossed it in gold.  The second time, I stamped it with a Black Archival ink pad.  I die cut the first one with the matching Heirloom Ornament 2011.  The second one, I hand cut around the scene in the centre of the bauble.  I inked the edges with Antique Linen and added some detail to the scene with the matching marker.  I mounted it on foam and attached it to the centre of the die cut ornament.  I added the ornament to the middle of my frame with a tag stamped with my sentiment.  I used a piece of metallic Bakers twine and a small pearl on my tag.  I tied a double bow out of cream silky crush ribbon, added two pearl stick pins and a metallic gold satin rose for the centre.  I attached the bow with glue dots to the side of the frame.  I finished the card with double mats of milk coloured card with a paper pierced inner layer.  Now that is my idea of a Christmas card!  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8 1/4" in size.  Are you ready for another video?  Tune in tomorrow!   All for now, Sue x













169 comments:

Pam said...

Such a gorgeous card and I agree about the bauble. Lovely.

auscrafts said...

very pretty card lovely soft colours

Marion Bull said...

Another gorgeous Christmas card and the bauble is lovely! Thank you.
Marion B

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. I love that scene. Take care.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I do love the gold embossing and this ornament is fantastic. A wonderful card to start a rainy Monday.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you a very serene peaceful card lovely take care Kitty

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card
very elegant.
Nancyd xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Yes I am ready for another video this card is stunning the bauble look great the scene looks good to thank you Tracy w x

Rosie said...

Another great card, Sue.

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
What a truly "Outstanding" Christmas Card, I really love the tone on tone look, and I truly love the Bauble, it's the type of Card I'd make, I love the scene in the centre of the Bauble, I really love the Background and the Spellbinder you have chosen a Beautiful Card for a dark dreary Monday morning.
I'm so looking forward to the Video tomorrow it's great that you can go back to them and work along side with the Videos "The Video's are Superb". Love from Sam x

Clair Hughes said...

Fabulos card Sue. Love the colours. Xxx

Clair Hughes said...

Fabulos card Sue. Love the colours. Xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Fantastic - a traditional feel with a modern twist - I love it.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
This is a really lovely card. I must say, this particular bauble is my favourite, it has instant appeal - don't know why.
I love the gold colour, have got the holiday magic embossing folder so there's nothing to stop me making this. Am sure will find a frame (haven't got that particular die but will be able to substitute).
What do you mean "are we ready for another video"? Is the Pope Catholic??
Have a great day, thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely Christmas card Sue.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I just love that stamp too and can't wait to play with mine. A week today I move, then it will be back to crafting for me and I am sure a card like this will be one of the first things I do! Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning everyone, and a cold and frosty one in Lancashire UK. This is a card that would give so much pleasure to make, a pleasure to send and a delight to receive. Its truly beautiful. I dont have many SB dies or folders as finances are limited to bills etc but my birthday and Christmas wish list is growing by the day : ) Thanks Sue for all the wonderful cards we look forward to seeing everyday. Love n hugs to everyone. Stay warm and enjoy your crafty Monday xx
Lancashire Steph.

Rachel Taylor said...

Gorgeous ! I love the little scene in the centre,
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Just when I've decided which of your C.cards this year is my favourite you go and produce another spectacular gift which immediately changes my mind.
Today's gift is everything I would wish to receive in a card - the colour scheme and the format are just so beautiful. Thank you for starting my week in a spectacular fashion.
Janet x

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, great christmas card. Sally x

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, great christmas card. Sally x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow what a stunner. The close up photos really show that wonderful background. So opulent looking.
Beverley W

Debs A said...

Morning sue simply stunning I love the bauble stamp. This is my kind of card with it been tone on tone i just love them. I must try and start my christmas cards im really late this year but ive had lots of family upset but i think after seeing this card im of to my craftroom to get going. Looking forward to seeing the video tomorrow. Take care Sue xxx

Debs A

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A gorgeous card today, the frame is beautiful and the bauble and stamping is really gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love everything about it. Have a great day. Love Jackie

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the scene in the bauble, the card is fabulous. You ask if we are ready for another video is the Pope catholic? Lol I love the video's we can work alongside them.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the gold embossed background using stamps.
Can't wait for the next video!
Veronique L

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

This is stunning and the perfect Christmas card as you said.

Beautiful embossing, dies everything.

Love & Hugs

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

Cee Bee said...

Wow I love this card, in fact this morning I am going to make my version of it. This week is Christmas card making week for my special people. This is definitely up there as a special card.....might make one in silver too
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

TDQ Karen said...

Just wonderful, love all the elements.xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a beautiful card, great idea with the bauble and the scene in black. Love the frame. Bx

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely rich looking Christmas card!

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Wow! Such a beautiful card and how lucky am I because I have only just purchased this die and the bauble scene stamps so it looks like I'll be able to give this a go. Thank you so much for sharing this with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Sonia Jones said...

Love today's card. Hugs Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue This is what a call a very traditional Christmas card and I love everything about it! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, the tone on tone looks so sophisticated and the bauble is great. Looking forward to tomorrows video.

Love Rosemarie xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous Christmas card really love this one the bauble scene is just right for Christmas.
Sam's holly background stamp is gorgeous and my favourite soft gold card fabulous.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Christine Harrop said...

It is a traditional card but absolutely gorgeous. I think this bauble die is my favourite of all the SB baubles. Christine

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue such a beautiful card. Takes you on a little journey to Christmas Past . Looking forward to another video, not as yet found comments section on it yet x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, wow,wow,wow what a stunner. I have these dies n stamps n must get stuck in to having a go at this.
Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - just love the opulence of the background and the bauble is beautiful. Not got these stamps or dies but would definitely like them! Very much looking forward to tomorrow's video. Best wishes
Yvonne Mayxx

karenlotty said...

Another lovely card And a video to look forward to You really are spoiling us I'm struggling to "like" on YouTube I will keep trying

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, loving the bauble.
Donna Jones

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Indeed it is a gorgeous card and the bauble is beautiful. One to try
Thank you Sue for the beautiful card you are showing us
Hugs
Carol x

TOB said...

Wow I can see why this is your favourite Christmas card, it's gorgeous. hugs x

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL card Sue, thanks as always Mabex

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Stunning card. Love the elements you have put together. X

Anonymous said...

Really lovely card, Sue, background great and the bauble scene perfect for a British Christmas. Thinks ...
what sort of card do you send in Florida?!
Yes please, always up for another video!

'P' in Wales

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful! I love everything about this. It is definitely my type of Christmas card. The bauble is great and I absolutely love the stamped image, I can feel another purchase coming on! definitely ready for another video too.

Eemeli said...

Love the layout and the embossed background looks stunning!

Hugs,
Eemeli

gwen70 said...

Simply gorgeous , I can see why it is your favorite

Marion said...

Hi Sue love the bauble and background but would leave the big bow off ,it take's over too much for me.
Marion H

Cameeli said...

Good morning Sue
This is just such a romantic and nostalgic card combined with elegance I love it. It reminds me of a litle place in the west Yorkshire moors.
I was using this very scene but did not have a die to cut it out will have to send a picture of my effort!!
Have a lovely day
Cameeli xx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue, thanks for sharing.xx

sharon said...

Good morning Sue
I love all the little details on this including the snowy log cabin. The backround stamp sets it all off beautifully. Looking forward to tommorrows tutorial.
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood x

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - another lovely card to start the week. Hope you hd a great weekend. Helen xx

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. I also like this bauble. Another truly beautiful card. Xx

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, a very opulent card again today. I too have this bauble stamp and it is one of my favourites as well. Kind regards Joanne K x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card to start the week, it has such a luxurious and rich look, the bauble is gorgeous, it leads your eye to the centre.
Margaret corgi owner

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Lovely crisp morning in Bristol..lots of thin Sunshine!
I have to order these new Roses so rich looking!
Now I see why the 'stamps to die for' are too small for my 2011 Die..I need the new smaller ones!
Looking forward to more Videos too!
Thank you Sue for all these extras you do on the Blog
LoveMarg

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a super duper card it is quality and classy and the colours are'tres manifique'
swhopperjaw

Maid of Kent said...

Lovely card Sue, the heat embossing looks wonderful. Crafty hugs Ann

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This is my favourite bauble too, love the scene and so glad I got this set. The background is so opulent, thank you for sharing this beautiful card. Looking forward to tomorrow's video, having problems liking on YouTube will keep trying.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I think today's card is beautiful !! It is classy, elegant and traditional. I love every thing about it. The milk and gold colour combo Is perfect together. I love the look of these SB label dies and the SB bauble shape. Great scenery stamp to. Your wonderful bow and flower just add the perfect finishing touch. This is just the sort of card I would be over the moon to have made myself or to recieve. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful card with us today Sue. I cannot wait for the next video tomorrow. Happy crafting every one Love Tres x x x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh I can understand why this is your favourite Christmas card! It's stunning, classy and so exquisite!! Looking forward to tomorrow's video.

Love Sheila xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the image in the bauble, gorgeous gold, so elegant

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I love the stamped and embossed background and the little scene is lovely. Very nostalgic. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to the video. Love them!

snowqueen62 said...

I agree a lovely christmas card! Pretty soft colours and the bauble is gorgeous.
Hugs Sue x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely gorgeous. Love everything about this card.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the bauble, the rose and the filigree frame - bring on the videos! Fab card.
Rgs
Clare W

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, Another stunning Christmas card love everything about it I brought the scene stamp last time you were on C&C so glad I did will definitely be attempting this one !!

Are we ready for another video?.... Ummmmmmmmm have to think about that question ...............NOT !! Always ready for your inspirational masterpieces !!
Hugs
Jean D

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Its really pretty card today. I really love the colours.
Audrey x

pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card today. Now I just need to catch up on last weeks cards.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card love the gold embossing. I made a similar card using the labels 25 frame and a 2010 bauble, wish it looked as good as yours. Looking forward to the video.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Evelyn from Ireland said...

Fabulous. Your imagination is just so creative. A winning card every time. Evelyn x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue stunning X happy crafting

Sandybee said...

A very special looking card Sue,

xx Sandra

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, What a beautiful creation, doesn't labels 25 make a beautiful frame of your composition. This is really a winner, love it !!!
Have a good day, love Brenda Lel xxx

hotpotato said...

Gorgeous card, another one for me to try.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love it all xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, a stunning card today - I love the extra detail of the black embossing on the bauble! Would it be possible for you to put the link to your YouTube video on the sidebar - if I go in from the 'play' button then the video is all blurry and not watchable, neither can I leave you a comment?

Hugs, Belinda. X

iReneM said...

Such a gorgeous card, Sue - so incredibly LUSH - I love it :)
x

Joan D said...

What a beauty. So luxurious. Gold is certainly a lovely warm Christmas colour . Xx

Jean Z said...

I love this card Sue I bought the bauble when you had it on your show, it is beautiful my kind of card love Jean xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card the Peace says it all .

Elaine H X

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
JUST BEAUTIFUL ,BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL
WHAT MORE CAN I SAY.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card. Lovely.
Love Jan x x

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
Another very elegant card again this morning. x

Lacelady said...

Oh dear, I've got the dies on order (should be here any day). Now I'll have to find the stamps as this card is a stunner.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, my fav bauble as well. Emma

SerenePolly said...

What a lovely card Sue. These dies and stamps are just beautful!

Christine

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Such an interesting card. Love the bauble, and the background and the frame is great. But Oh that bow is just too much!! I'd still be delighted to receive it and it would take pride of place on my mantlepiece of course. xx Maggie (better without such a big bow)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Sue, so rich and elegant, am loving the dies and stamps!
ValC xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love it all, don't have the frame die but will try with something similar. Another video..........yes please
Best wishes, Pat

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and I agree too about the bauble x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Lovely card! The bauble looks wonderful. The embossing both wet and dry looks fab. Debra x

nannapat said...

Stunning card Sue - the stamps is absolutely gorgeous. Pat x

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card, and waiting for the next video! Gail C x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Heavenly card.
Love Val x

Beryl Treble said...

A lovely card. Love the colours and the bauble.

sue said...

Hi,I love your cards posted in the last few days.you give us all so much inspiration!!
The video tutorials are fantastic too.Lots of love Sue H

sue said...

Hi,I love your cards posted in the last few days.you give us all so much inspiration!!
The video tutorials are fantastic too.Lots of love Sue H

Erica said...

Simply gorgeous.
Erica x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another great card, I have this bauble die and love it to bits. Must get more C cards done. Looking forward to tomorrow's video. Take care, from a sunny but frosty Scotland. Jess Xx

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous card.Love the scene on the bauble.
Helen Bx

Julie Rosier said...

Another master piece! I am hoping you will be at the NEC.

Sue Crease said...

Sue yet another wonderful card to show us today. The stamp by Sam is just lovely and what a great use if the village stamp too. I will give this one a try too.

Sue. C

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning Christmas card. So elegant and opulant in the white & gold.

nikkib said...

Love this Christmas card, anyone would be ecstatic to receive this..... the bauble design is classic and I love Sam's background stamp.... x

Maryann Laursen said...

Simply gorgeous Sue, nothing less to say about this one, just gorgeous.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Couldn't agree more! Lovely card and sentiment. Have to say those baubles are my favourites and I have many cards as yet not assembled but loads of baubles ready to go! Not sure if this is right way to go - but it works for me. Thanks again.
Love Myra

Nanna Tina said...

HI Sue
Stunning Christmas card, I must get a move on and finish mine.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

CraftyJo said...

Not quite ready for the next video...but I will catch-up soon ;) Great card today, love the colours you've used.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Yes very clean and simple.

Of course we are ready and waiting for another video.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Disco Queen said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I would leave the bow off though, as I like my Christmas Cards to post easily :-) Thanks for the inspiration. Looking forward to another video. Theresa x

MRS DUCK said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone.
Beautiful. Would grace any mantle over the the festive season.
Have a great day.
Ang x

hollyberry said...

My favourite bauble of them all as well.As for the card gorgeous as ever!

Heather said...

Lovely card. I have this bauble stamp and have the elegant label die on the way in the post. Will try and recreate this lovely card when I have all the parts!

lynda said...

Stunning card Sue i agree with you it's a favorite Christmas card. i love the background the leaf stamp with gold embossing and the embossing folder over the top is beautiful
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

SusanP, Kent said...

This so beautiful and uncluttered. I love it! If I can get hold of it I'll be buying that stamp and possibly the embossing folder by Sam.
Sue

SusanP, kent said...

OOOPS! Sam's design isn't an embossing folder - I meant the holly newsprint stamp of course.
Sue

darcydaydream said...

Such an elegant card...lovely.
Christine in Darcy....xx

Julye said...

Love all the details when on first impression it is such a simple elegant card.

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the bauble.

Clare x

Barbara said...

Beautiful and elegant card Sue!

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
I love this and will be doing my version. Just love all the embossing with gold!
Sheila x

Jane said...

Love the richness of today's card beautiful.

Jane xx

Jan Moss said...

Hi Sue. What an elegant card. Love the colour combination.Thank you. Hugs. Jan.xx

Susan White said...

Love that little scene stamp - just gorgeous!

Thanks, Susan

Janice K said...

A very opulent and classy card, great detail and dimension. Love the metallic rose embellishment. x

cathy smith said...

what a lovely winter card love the stamp its my kind of card thank you for all your posts and your videos are great too
thanks from CATHY

cathy smith said...

what a lovely winter card love the stamp its my kind of card thank you for all your posts and your videos are great too
thanks from CATHY

Nikkinoo said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning!

kimberley said...

I can understand why this is your favourite-it's lovely,take care,x.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card today, love the bow. This is the only bauble I have'nt got and I can't think why. I think I will be visiting the shop in the next few minutes. I love the scene in the center too, I think that might be going in the basket also. Please stop making such beautiful cards that I feel I have to try and replicate, it's costing a fortune. Looking forward to the video tomorrow.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Jill Liddle said...

Another card that ticks all my boxes. Lovely card.

Howdy said...

Jut love it.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I agree, this card is simply gorgeous!!! I can see why it is one of your favourites!! Love Sam xxx

Pauline A said...

Evening Sue, Another gorgeous Christmas card. I bought that stamp etc when i saw it on C&C so now I haven't got any excuses not to give it a try. This card is fabulous. Thanks for all your videos it's like having a personal tutor working alongside me. You really are a star. Hugs Pauline A xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I agree, what a beautiful card and what a pretty stamp. Thank you for sharing it.
Love Diane Green

Shazza said...

love this card, so rich and elegant x

Carol S. said...

A very pretty card today Sue. Love the soft gold. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Annie said...

This is beautiful, Sue, just beautiful. The bauble stamp is quite lovely, a must I think!
Hugs Annie

Chrisspi said...

Such a beautiful card which would be a pleasure for anyone to receive. Some dies are just priceless.

Marianna Hammer said...

Oh my goodness, this is a pretty card. I will have to buy more dies. I need them!

Laura O said...

Sue your right this is a fabulous card ,love the gold and cream combo.Laura O

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, great card today, love it all, I have the dies and I must get the stamp set you used, it is so effective.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue, loving this card today. I have this die but not the bauble set. Think ill try it with a poinsettia I'm sure it'll look smashing!!!
Love Tracy from killie Scotland x

Gail said...

Gorgeous card - luv everything about it and lurve the bakers twine - is it new? xx GailT xx

Mollie Martindale said...

Such a lovely card Sue. You always
surprize me MOLLIE

grey wolf mamma said...

Adore this card realy vintage and very classy

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another fantastic card Sue love this bauble and the colours you have used to do it in.
You take care Sue
Theresa x

Anonymous said...

Sue
A truly fabulous card. Thanks for the inspiration.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Vie Carter said...

So elegant and very classy

Wonderful design

Vie
x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
No wonder this is one of your favourite bauble cards It is Absolutely Stunning. The Image reminds me of walking up to my parents farm in the winter Time-Really Stunning
Take care
Hazel Gx

Crafty Nanna said...

Beautiful card Sue

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Beautiful card - love the bauble.

Diana

Victoria said...

I've been away and am now catching up. This bauble is so lovely, the scene is beautiful as is the whole card.

Paper Junkie said...

What a fabulous card. I love the little winter scene, the holly background and the ribbon rose - in fact I love all of it! X

Sandy H said...

Really lovely card.

mags said...

A lovely card Sue and the bauble is gorgeous.
Mags
x

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card..perfect for a special Christmas card, Carole Z X

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card again. I have the dies to do this card and had been trying to decide whether or not to buy the bauble stamps to go with the dies. I think you have just made up my mind for me. Thank you. x

Margie said...

I have this die and just love, love, love it, its so versatile,
each section of this makes cards so different! thank you for all your inspiration Sue x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WOW WHAT A BOW. THE CARD IS ACE AMAZING DETAIL.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Nel8 said...

Such a beautiful, classy card. The lovely stamped bauble really draws your eye into the card and I love the gold colour!

cmu said...

Great card. I agree about the bauble. xx

Diane Mortimer said...

I love this technique, ive gotta try the embosing powder then embossing folder idea, its great!

Diane from Glasgow xx

Nicola Belshaw said...

Wow what a lovely card

Nicola from Staines