Saturday, 21 June 2014

Merry Christmas

Hello my crafty friends!  It's another Christmas card, but you might not have known if it weren't for the blog title today.  See, I am trying very hard to gently nudge you in the Christmassy direction without a full on, in your face, can't be anything other than a Christmas card sort of card (those come later!)! LOL  In fact, I think what really appealed to me about this new stamp set from Justrite is that they aren't overly snowflake-ish, they could easily be used throughout the year for making great backgrounds or even a focal stamp to add behind a die cut sentiment, don't you think?  This is definitely in the CAS (clean and simple) category of cards,  It is relatively flat except for the centre pearls, so very easy to post.  If you just can't do a blue Christmas card, then imagine these stamped and embossed in gold on green or red card for a more traditional card, stunning!  This card really needs no explanation, but in case you just want to know the names of everything I used, here goes!  I started with a piece of periwinkle card for the background.  I stamped the Justrite stamp from their new set called Snowflakes twice using a black Archival ink pad.  I like the way it looks when stamps are going off the page so I did that on one of them.  I used my Score board to add two score lines beneath the snowflakes and stamped my sentiment below in the lower right hand corner.  The sentiment is from a new Justrite set called Elegant Christmas Swirls.  To finish the card, I simply did some matting and layering, a thin white mat, then a pierced black mat and a final white mat.  A white flatback pearl in the centre of each of the snowflakes and Bob's your uncle! (I love that saying!)  The finished dimensions are  6 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.

Now for the Wednesday card giveaway winner.  The name drawn this week is:

Pauline A!!!

I still have not heard from last week's winner, Aquarius, either, so if both winners could email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm their address and claim their cards, that would be great!

I apologise as I got a bit ahead of myself yesterday (I'm blaming it on the jet lag, that's my story and I'm sticking to it! LOL), but I not only had the date incorrect, but one of the showtimes as well.  The shows today are at 9am, 12 noon and 6pm!  

If you haven't checked to see if your name was drawn in the blog candy drawing, scroll down to the post below this one to see, as I posted it Friday afternoon.  All for now, Sue x






166 comments:

Pam said...

Another beautiful card Sue, just gorgeous. Enjoy your shows today, as I know we all will, its good to have you back.
Congrats to Pauline and all blog candy winners.
Julie, my heart goes out to you, I wish I could wave a magic wand over you to make you better, hang in there honey.
Steph, you are gonna make one lovely Mother of the Bride, your inner strength will shine through, you are lovely. (is Mr L called Andy?)
Big hugs to all on the blog, Cameeli, Norah, Mrs B, June and Gary, Gail and her brother and so many more

CraftyAnn said...

This is a lovely card without being to 'Christmassy' and would be suitable for a lot of people. I just love it and the colour too. I'm now sat patiently waiting for 9am for your shows to begin.
Have a great day and take care.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Great card Sue. Lovely stamps. Looking forward to recording the shows and watching them at some point in peace! Congrats to all of the winners :-) Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
The recorder is all set. This is a really classy card,and as you said very good for posting, at that expensive time of year. Congratulations to all the winners. Take care all and have a good weekend. Kitty

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. The colours don't really work for me on this card, but as you say imagine it with gold on red or green for Christmas. It's all about inspiration not copying someone else's ideas and boy do you inspire us. Just off to check that no one has altered the magic box settings and that all you shows are set, so pleased that you are back on our screens. Have fun with your shows.
Happy weekend to all. Sue xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

I love the simplicity of this card - so elegant
Pat x

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
Father Christmas is in the studios early as a special guest, so I wouldn't worry about gentle looking cards as opposed to full on Christmas coloured samples as I think today will be very Christmassy for all who tune in!
Think the studio looks great as those are my favourite Christmas colours too.
Looking forward to seeing you again. x

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,
Such a simple looking card, i like it a lot, hugs and have a good weekend on our screens! can't wait, Vick xx
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Joan D said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Lovely clean ans simple card,with a super swirly sentiment. The snowflakes would look great in silver on navy card too. Looking forward to the shows today. Can't believe it's the 50th blog candy. Good luck for the shows x x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, good luck with your shows today, although you don't need it they will be brilliant. I love this Christmas card, classy and simple. Not sure I am ready to do Christmas yet, but it is the longest day this weekend so it is all downhill from now on (lol).

Wishing everyone a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

TDQ Karen said...

I really like the simple lok of this card and I love he snowflake stamp. Congratulations to all the winners xx

Anonymous said...

This is such an elegant card, Sue, do like both the stamps (esp. the swirly font on the sentiment). Love the touch of the double scoring. As you know, I'm in the more is more camp - but could alter my ways!
Looking forward to the shows.

'P' in Wales

Julie Laz - big hugs, hang in there.

Virginia Davey said...

Love the card. I will be glued to the TV watching your shows today hope you have a good day Sue .

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue. The big day is here. A full weekend of Sue Wilson on the telly what could be better. The little box is ready to tape all your shows but i will be watching as well lol. This is a beautiful card so clean and simple. Have a great day.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great snowflake stamp Sue.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful CAS Christmas card today : ) The snowflake stamp could easily be used all year couldn't it, it is gorgeous. If my emails which I will have to send early to C & C don't get to you please remember that I will be thinking of you Sue. Have a great time.
Sending my daily hug to Pam.
Also hugs for Norah, Jean, Tina, Julie Laz, Yorkielass and anyone in need of an extra hug.
Norah, enjoy the party. I love having my haircut, I find it really relaxing.
Thank you Sandra and Lynda. I will love taking my Beaver Scouts out but I will be wiped out for the next few days and the heavy duty meds will be taking a big beating! So worth it though seeing the pleasure on the Beavers faces : )
Have a great day everyone. Take care.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a truly elegant card today it's beautiful. I love the font in the sentiment it's so pretty. My Sky + box is set (will have to check the times though lol) it's great to have you back.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - like today's card - there something about that stamped image I love. Congrats to the blog candy winners and to you Sue - 5k followers and over 5m hits on your blog - wowee!

ANNE CRAWFORD - have a great Capts Day @ your GC - hope you play good golf - lovely day for it.

Good Luck for your shows Sue - they are always fab and with so many wondeful samples - the recorder will be on and I will be watching - what a way to start a weekend - Best wishes to all Wisonettes in need -
Rgs
Clare W

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I understand what you mean about being able to use the snowflake stamp all year round it is beautiful. I will be watching your shows today it is so lovely that you are back. Enjoy your day. Love Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely simple card. Your programmes are all set to record as I have competition with the grand prIx!

Michele.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!!
Wow such an elegant stamp it just looks stunning!!

Good Luck on the TV this weekend, know that all your blog family will be Cooing, and drooling with delight, and and adding to their stash...
Going to be a hot one today..
Enjoy the weekend I have set the record button to watch later.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!!
Cameeli xx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
and good morning to all the ladies.
Today's card is so refined and understated. I really like it.
Congrats to all the winners, you lucky people. Looking forward to your shows this weekend Sue, it's good to have you back. Have a good day everyone xx.

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue,
I have been looking forward to seeing your shows this weekend for a long while, like a kid in a sweet shop! I must admit Christmas cards are my favourite cards to make. Today's card is simple but elegant, a very pretty stamp. Many congratulations to Pauline and the blog candy winners, have a great weekend everyone.
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I think this card is just perfect. Love the stamp. Congratulations to Pauline on winning the card and also to the blog candy winners. Looking forward to the shows and your inspiration and demos. Have a great day.Bx

Diane said...

Hi Sue what a pretty stamp and a very elegant card. Thank you for being gentle with us because it doesn't seem right watching Christmas on the hottest day of the year! Enjoy your shows, I had forgotten the Grand Prix clash so will be watching somehow. Have fun. Love Diane G xxx
Congrats to all the winners x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, great card and just the kind we need for posting this year with the price of postage! Looking forward to todays shows but will miss tomorrows as I am going back to Cambridge for a few days to visit friends and my sister. Congratulations to all the lucky winners, can't believe someone has won one of your beautiful cards and not claimed it! Love Jean xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you're half-way back to normal (ie not jetlagged), you'll need it for this weekend, I'm sure.
Today's card is really nice and you're right, the "snowflakes" could be used throughout the year - in fact I hadn't cottoned on at first that's what they were.
I like the design, could adapt that to poinsettias and the like......
All set to watch and record your shows.
Hugs, Rose

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue another stunning card so classy. And I like the stamp you have used. I'm looking forward to today's show already set to record them. So when footballs on I can watch you. Take care sue xx

Debs A xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful elegant card
anyone would be delighted to receive
at Christmas I'm sure and I love the blue colour.
Congrats. to all the winners.
Nancyd xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Internet working again, hurrah. I love this card for its simplicity and elegance. Looking forward to the shows, so glad you are back with us.
Love Jan x x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Such a lovely classy looking Christmas card. Good luck with the shows, not that you need it as you are a very talented lady.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue lovely card and design. Looking forward to the shows. X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning clean looking card
I am out at a Lace Exhibition but
all is being recorded
Hugs
Carol x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Sorry I missed yesterday, the day got taken away from me. My son is now in hospital, have not managed to get down and see him yet, thank The Lord for mobile phones, I manage to talk to him, he tells me he is ok. He got himself electrocuted while helping a friend . Fingers crossed we are going down to bring him home today!
Back to the card I really like this one, a great one for bulk making!
Looking forward to today's shows, not sure which ones I will see, will record then for a quieter time.
Thanks Pams, hugs for all that need one.
Gail Cx

Jane said...

I Love it its so elegant just beautiful. Looking forward to the shows over the weekend it seams an age ago since we last saw you on c&c.

Jane xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful Christmas Card today and a great one to make if you have a large quantity to do, as they look Fabulous and as you say you can change colour, I quite like one of your Darker Bue Card and I thought about using mine with
Silver Embossing Powder.
I Just Love The Snowflake Stamp from JustRite this would look amazing in Silver Embossing Powder.
I really like how you've scored two lines at bottom of your Project then added your Sentiment from JustRite
"Elegant Christmas Swirls" Stunning Card you could even add Iced Snow around the edges for extra bling!
I Love the mat/layering. Sue Thanks for a great Card, thanks for the Fabulous Breakdown the Tips and Techniques, the Splendid Photography which is always great I get to really understand how you have achieved this Card.
Thank You for The Daily Inspiration you share with Me and others, I so appreciate it, I can't tell you how much it helps,
and Thank You for this Awesome Blog.
Sue I'm so looking forward to the shows, I will be Cross with them if they don't let you Demo after you being away for so long I could understand if you were on the show every week like some are, mentioning no names! "But We Want To See Demo's"
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Congratulations to Wednesday Card Gift Winner
Congratulations to The Blog Winners I'm sure you'll all Love your Gifts!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Clean and simple but so beautiful!
It's our weekennd for our daughter to visit (she is Special Needs ) but will catch up with your shows one way or another...have fun.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Love Sheila xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
It's the longest day today and it looks as though summer has arrived at long last. Hopefully now it will stay for a little while. Perhaps it's celebrating your return Sue. I know all your Wilsonettes are. You more than deserve the number of 5,000 - you give us inspiration and show us that the world is a much better place when people join together whether near or far apart and when you think that more than 99.9% of us have never met in person that has to be an achievement in itself.
Today's gift is definitely in my 'less is more' and what a delight to make especially if you have to do batch making. Any colour would be wonderful.
I have to record you first show but will be watching the others today.
Hope that everyone who has a special occasion today has a superb time and for the rest of us have a really good weekend.
Take care and see you tomorrow.
Congratulations to all the very lucky winners this week.
Janet x

Hazel said...

Sue a beautiful CAS card today, love it. Hazel xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue, as you say not yet full on !
Good for other things too.
Going to enjoy your shows!
XxxRuth

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very elegant card today

Pauline Norbury said...

Hi sue
Just to say thank you for the lovely stamps I won. They are just what I needed.
Sorry I'm a bit late in thanking you but have been away.
Thanks again
This card is lovely by the way.

CHERYL brown said...

This is right up my street. A clean uncomplicated card. Hugs Cheryl xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning Sue, hopefully you are now all prepared for today's shows, I will be glued to the first show, working for the second and only on freeview so will boot the computer for the third. Love today's very plain n simple card and as you say great for posting! It's becoming a very definite maybe for me!
Enjoy the day everyone, feeling a bit sad today, have a friend who's father was rushed into hospital on Thursday and they can't find out what's going on the next couple of days are critical and tomorrow would have been my dad's birthday the third he has been gone for.
Love to everyone, and hugs to all mt great friends on here.
Congratulations to Pauline and Aldo the candy winners xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Loving the snowflake card. This new Justrite set is a must. Thanks for sharing. I shall be recording your shows as usual Sue. Congratulations to the blog candy winners. Hope you have a lovely time with the beavers Mrs. B. Try not to over do it. Hugs to Pam, Steph and Norah, and anyone else in need today.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

lovely crisp clean and elegant Christmas card will be so useful with all the postage charges thankyou for sharing.

Congratulations to all the winners

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Ann said...



Hi Sue

lovely crisp clean and elegant Christmas card will be so useful with all the postage charges thankyou for sharing.

Congratulations to all the winners

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue lovely card today very less is more in this case but really lovely just the same. Looking forward to seeing your shows today but recording them too just in case I miss any of them. Congratulations to the winners. Hugs to all who need them today. Sophy n Gran

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card as always.
Can't wait for your shows. Will record them. Thank you for all your inspiration.
Veronique L

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, So that is what CAS stands for, thank you, I couldn't fathom out what it stood for !! Am I thick or what haha.
This card is great and could be made into a smaller card, I always have quite a lot of cards to send, and this would be ideal and would 'pass' the scrutiny of the Post Office haha. I made a 6 x 6 card for a friend's Birthday and made the box for it, and had to do the depth of the card at three quarters of an inch and of course it wouldn't go through the 'slot' for a 'letter', it had to be the 'large letter' slot, which cost 93p !!!! So anything that will save on postage is a 'boon' for me.
Congratulations to Pauline A, and Congratulations to all the Blog Candy winners, enjoy your goodies !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

doreenj said...



I do like CAS cards, this could be for any occasion!!!

Off to watch the tv now, Sue, looking forward to your demos,


Doreen x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Sometimes less is more and at Christmas, its tempting to go overboard so this card is fabulous in its simplicity.
Good luck with the shows. I will get to see the first live at least.
Ang x

Marion said...

Hi Sue nice clean looking card and would look good in different colours.
Marion H

Chris Curry said...

Morning Sue. Having a quick look at todays elegant card before watching you on the screen. It is elegant, simple and beautiful. I am a traditionalist so wouldn't use the periwinkle blue for Christmas ( I love the periwinkle and use it a lot in other cards ), but I can see this card in traditional colours too.Thank you. Xx

Carole Z said...

a beautiful card Sue, shows on record as I am out volunteering today! Hugs Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - if I was forced into making a Christmas card in June then it would be this one! Love the CAS style and it is so very elegant. Will be watching you in a few minutes. Have a good day - we all will! Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

karenlotty said...

Sam S is right I don't need to add anything else!

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely Christmas card it is so simple to do, and you could use the stamp for backgrounds as you say. Ready to watch you, recorder all set as well.
Will read everyone's postings later, take care, Jess x

Brooke b said...

This is a beautiful christmas card, agree that you don't need to add anything else.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Another gorgeous card, so beautiful. It is good to have you back, 7 mins to your first show.
Congratulations to Pauline, uou lucky lady.
Gail hope your son is OK, hugs to you , your son and your bother.
Julie gentle hugs to you and Lee.
Lyndsay my thoughts and prayers are with you, hope your friends dad improves and I will be thinking of you tomorrow, gentle hugs to you.
Daily hugs to Pam, Tina, Tres, Lynne M, Lynda, Sandra, Margaret corgi owner, Norah, Steph, Jean, Magpie, Cameeli and Brenda L/
Mrs B have a lovey time with the beaver scouts.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful classic Christmas card, love it. Off to watch the first show.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful classic Christmas card, love it. Off to watch the first show.
Lydia
X

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the simplicity. I too love stamping off the edge! Looking forward to the shows. Xxx

gwen70 said...

Another beautiful card Sue, so simple and clean, I feel another purchase coming on, gorgeous stamp

Jan.moogie said...

Well done you blog winners and well done Sue 5000 plus. Simple card today not too in your face thanks for sharing. Watching you on c&c so have to go Hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love this snowflake stamp it's so pretty and I also like the fact that this card is relatively flat so saving on the postage costs. A beautiful quick clean elegant card - fab.
Beverley W

Anne Crawford said...

Good morning Sue, you're looking great! I have been looking forward to watching you on our screens again for ages ( although I wish it was with your new dies , can't wait to see them! )
Today's card is gorgeous ,I love the simplicity of it, the snowflake stamps are lovely but I haven't used the ones I won from you last year, so I could try them on this card.
Congratulations to Pauline A enjoy your Wed. card, also congratulations to the blog winners!
Thankyou Clare W. I'll do my best, you never know how it's going to go till you're on the tee, but it'll be fun anyway.
Hope you all enjoy the shows but keep some money for the goodies we are looking forward to!
Hugs to all xo

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Another lovely card. I like the simple elegance of it. Thanks again for sharing your ideas with us. Hugs Heather.x

hollyberry said...

As ever a beautiful card.loving your first show as I'm watching while typing this.

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ....watching c/c omg bought loads Sue ....hugs ....x

Maxine said...

A beautiful card Sue it's lovely to see you on tv again, you're such an inspiration.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Stunning, love todays card, you can never get enough Christmas.
Todays show has been fab really enjoyed it.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone. So good to see you back on C & C, and loving the stamps and demo's. A beautiful card on here today!
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy weekend. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue& lovely blog friends,
Well the day we have all been waiting for is finally here!
Sue, the card is clean and simple and perfect cost effective card for batch making, it looks classy and high end too. Will be glued to the tv today!
Steph there is a lovely 'mother of the bride ' verse on a card on my blog, it will have you in tears, but is heartfelt words! You must be so excited!
Norah, did you survive the party?
Cameeli, I hope you are having a quieter weekend, put your feet up my friend, hugs x
Lynda, Hazel & Myra, thank you for your very uplifting comments, hugs to you all x
Well I must get prepared for my day if Sue!
Hugs to everyone,
Sandra xxxx

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
WELCOME BACK!!!!!!
Watching the demos on C&C today, stunning card to start the shows. In complete contrast, the blog card is so simple but elegant and not too Christmassy, love it all!
Congrats to the blog candy winners, happy crafting!

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. What a great show I've just watched. The question is - how to stop Stephanie from talking quite so much!!? Love today's card as it's elegant and looks easy - quick for batch card making maybe. The Justrite stamps are wonderful and they have a great new collection this Christmas. Lots of inspiration ahead I think. Thank you. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, just watched your show on CnC, it was great!

Love the demos and the cards you made are fab - still didn't get a message read on the show though, no chance of winning one of your cards......:-(

The card today on your blog is lovely, just the sort of card I like to make for batch card making so I must give it a try and see how I get on with it.

Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Craftihappiness and seasonal early greetings to you all, love from Pearl.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Less is more , and i think this card fits that slot, Beautiful !
Just watched the first show, i must say you are looking good, Have you lost weight ? you look stunning .
Enjoy your next shows
Elaine H X

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
I have missed the 9am show today I am gutted but got all the others set on record, The card is simple but wow so gorgeous, hugs sarah xx

craftynanny said...

I love watching your demos and now I've finally found your blog I look forward to a daily fix. I just love these understated Christmas cards. They are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Elegant card. Take care. Claire

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. It is very elegant and stylish. Lovely to see you back on C&C. Congratulations to all the very lucky winners.

SHARICA said...

Lovely Simple card today .. xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and the stamps are beautiful. The sentiment is the type I love, you can do full on Christmas cards for me I just love them, will be watching and recording your shows as always . love Jean Z xxx

Lacelady said...

Just woke up in time to see your show Sue, lovely to have you back on our screen, you don't come often enough for me.

Pretty card today, and so versatile, depending on colour and sentiment.

Congrats to all the winners, I just know they will be excited until the postman comes.

Lacelady said...

Just woke up in time to see your show Sue, lovely to have you back on our screen, you don't come often enough for me.

Pretty card today, and so versatile, depending on colour and sentiment.

Congrats to all the winners, I just know they will be excited until the postman comes.

Lacelady said...

Just woke up in time to see your show Sue, lovely to have you back on our screen, you don't come often enough for me.

Pretty card today, and so versatile, depending on colour and sentiment.

Congrats to all the winners, I just know they will be excited until the postman comes.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the 'Snowflakes' Stamp, it's so pretty and one I will have to get. It's a shame there's not a craft die to match, because it would be stunning.

I watched the show this morning Sue, which was fab, and I shall be watching again later.

Have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Jill Liddle said...

Now this is a bit different for you Sue. But plain and simple works just as well as flashy. Lovely card.

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another great card for which thank you. Congratulations to all the blog winners and Sue I wish you well for your shows today. Enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

Maxine said...

Simple but beautiful, love it, made two great cards yesterday oh what fun, love making them.
Thanks Sue for all the inspirations.
Maxine

sued99 said...

Have watched the first show this morning. Loved the demo card. Today's blog vard is lovely and ssimple.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Billy and I got up early especially to watch the shows! I love the snowflake stamps. I kind of collect them as i can do so much with them so will be ordering them later today. Enjoying the demos at 12pm and 3 pm while finishing sewing a gift for tomorrow. Thank goodness for wifi!!! Tomorrow I'll be watching in the morning and recording the afternoon shows as I'm going to a birthday party... fingers crossed for sunshine and a pleasant breeze (rather than a north sea blast!) in Suffolk for tomorrow please everyone!

Got to feed Billy before your midday demo's start

Crafty hugs,

T x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love the new stamps. The card is beautiful. Congratulations to the winners.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Gorgeous card love the colour, this is a perfect example of less is more - I just love it all
Saw your first show loved every moment, the card you demoed was great, love the way you made the flower, can we have this card on the blog pleeeese ???
Looking forward to the next show will have to record the later one, which I can watch at my leisure.
Take care, Love Brenda xxx

Gail, sorry to hear about your son hope he is going to be okay.

MrsB, enjoy your time with your Beaver Scouts, do be careful don't overdo it.

Maryann Laursen said...

A beautiful CAS card here today Sue, really beautiful.

magpie said...

Helloooo sue and the wilsonettes! Wonderful yet simple card Sue. It's never too early to start Christmas ideas. I don't know where the year has gone! Fantastic shows Sue. Beautiful stamps, cards and dies. I should have gone on C&C earlier as I missed out on the gold and silver card....boo hoo! I should know by now that everything you do sells out quickly....hope you can bring it back? xx I must say too that you are looking good! With not seeing you for a while you notice more. Wow! Fantastic! Congratulations Pauline. A on winning the Wednesday card giveaway! Do the whoop whoop dance! Congratulations to the blog candy winners too! Wonderful!
Sending love and hugs to all our wonderful family of Wilsonettes who are in need of them today xx To Yorkielass, Julie, Gail with your son and to everyone else who is suffering xx Take care Sue and everyone xx Love Karen xx

CraftyJo said...

I like this :) I reckon it could be done quite nicely 'en masse' as it's not too fussy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I seee you.LOL ! Am blogging and watching : )
Beautiful easy clean card this morning, and as you say, not all that C'massy so I can manage that.
Loving the triple stamp technique and such a delicate ink. It was wonderful to hear our lovely Pam, Michelle, and Mrs Duck's name mentioned this morning, Hi ladies : )
Im back from training in perfect time to watch (and recording) the 12pm show and will be watching again later, so Im looking forward to hearing more Wilsonettes emails being read out ( and hopefully get a WOW from Sue) GOOD LUCK to all.
Ok, that's it as I dont have a 3rd eye and cant type on my phone plus enjoy watching our hero !
Sending love to my particular ladies and hugs for many.
Enjoy the show's ladies.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Anonymous said...

Pauline - Im sorry, I forgot to congratulate you on the Wednesday giveaway, well done. Sandra, thank you, will check out the poem as soon as Sue's show is over.
Yes Andy is the illusive, Mr Lancashire LOL who is on his way for his suite fitting ready to give his only daughter away on Thursday.
Loving show #2
Lancashire Steph xx

SusanP, Kent said...

This is a fab Christmas card - one that would lend itself well to a good old batch-making session. Great to see you back - watched your first 2 shows today. LOVELY samples, beautiful each and every one. Hope you get some recovery time this weekend!

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, I hope you are well and having a great time with the shows you are doing over the weekend. Lovely card today. Looking forward to seeing all your samples. Kind regards Joanne K x

Marion Bull said...

A simply beautiful card Sue, just lovely. I've had to record the shows tray so expect that lots will be sold out before I get to them but I will be watching at midnight and all day tomorrow too. So god to have you back in the studio!
Hugs to everyone
MarionB xx

Gail said...

Another fab CAS Christmas card - just up my street - luv it xx GailT xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Pretty card, love the stamp.
Donna Jones

jane stillman said...

Just love the Periwinkle card, the snowflake looks really dramatic set against it - gorgeous. Loving the shows Sue and so glad you were able to show the triple stamping technique xx

Helen Barker said...

Great card.Congrats to all the winners.
Helen Bx

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, I love the less is more about this card. It seem weird to have Christmas when we haven't had our summer yet.
Pleased to see you back on C &C, I will be watching all of your shows.
Congratulations to all the winners.
X Ros

hotpotato said...

We'll forgive the jet lag Sue...I'm abit like that after working a 12hr night shift, brain gets a bit fuzzy.

Leanne said...

Pretty card!

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and very adaptable. Am recording all your shows and have seen some - lovely to have you back on TV and looking so great! Gx

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue, two great shows up to now, todays card is simple and elegant, wouldn't take long to make a batch of these, good for anyone who sell their cards or make for charity..congrats to all the winners. waiting now for 6pm show. Yvonne xxx

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, stamping with matting and layering , even I could replicate it.
Congratulations to Pauline on winning the card and to all the blog candy winners, enjoy your prizes.
Have emailed in but no luck, heard Norah's email read out but no joy, will try again on the later show.
Hubby bought me the Mystical Embrace spellbinder die from the web a lot cheaper with free p&p. I do like the little Gingerbread men in the Justrite stamp set so will look out for them on the web.
Sue your card samples are absolutely stunning and really put me in the Christmas mood.

rachel said...

so elegant - love this xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This card is beautiful. So simple and yet so elegant at the same time. Love it.
I am enjoying the shows and have the recorder ready as well.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Stunning card I love the elegant simplicity of this.
I would love just a little of what you are on. To fly back and be on Creat and Craft looking so wonderful pleae let us know your "secret"
Hugs a plenty

Patricia xx

alimecca said...

Hi sue,
Great to see you back on our screens. The goodies were all fabulous and the samples absolutely fantastic. I just wish that you were allowed to do more demos. Sorry I didn't make the blog yesterday but ended up in bed with migraine so struggling a little today too. Lindsay, sorry to hear your sad news, Anna hope the golf went well - I'm hoping to start playing again now that my knee has fully recovered from my fall a few weeks ago.to all my lovely friends on the blog, have a fabulous day and sending hugs to you all. Congrats to all the winners. Love Alison xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Great simple card.

Congratulations to all the winners, of course we forgive you, you do so much for us anyway, welcome back. i am looking forward to all the shows this weekend.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

terrie said...

Early Merry Christmas to you too...LOL
Great looking card....
Off to looking at the show...

Sioux P said...

Hi Sue, Just been watching you on C & C love the triple stamping and love this card and the Sneak Peak card, as always wonderful inspiration. So glad you have so many people who realise how talented you are and what a lovely person you are.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, most definitely a clean and simple card and I love it even though it is blue; I can already see it in gold on green or red card. Perfect for the 20 or so cards I make for my circle of crafting friends. I have to make them all the same with only variations of colour to avoid the 'her card is nicer than mine' scenario!
Caught most of the 9am show and am just going to watch the recorded 12 noon show for a further 'Sue fix'.
Congratulations to Pauline for being a Wednesday Winner.
Frances

Susan White said...

Love this - simple and chic design and would be really easy to do multiples of this, and believe me, I send SUCH a lot of cards at Christmas!!! Thanks, Susan x

Anonymous said...

Great show tody Sue

Vie
x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card thankyou Tracy w x

Vie Carter said...

Wonderful to see you back on TV, trust you had a good time back home

Today's show was great, sorry to have not blogged for a week or so, PC on the blink

Vie
x

Cazzie D said...

Hi Sue and fellow bloggers. Thank you so much Sue for your gorgeous demos on C&C today. All last week I have been pretty much bed ridden. I’ve checked your blog each day on my phone but I don’t like commenting as I find typing on my phone just too fiddly. Anyway, I love making Christmas cards so today’s card and shows are warming up my crafty taste buds! Just wish I could craft at the moment.

I have had a couple of physio sessions now and I am doing my exercises but the swelling means I have to keep my leg elevated most of the time. It is soooooooo frustrating. I am used to dashing around like a tornado so all this rest is killing me!!! Thank heavens for your daily blog and inspirational shows. I’m looking forward to your 6pm show and those tomorrow. Ho Ho Ho.

Sending love and hugs to everyone. Caz x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
What a treat seeing you back on C&C today have watched and recorded you both shows and will be doing the same at 6pm. All your demo cards are stunning Sue and loved your live demos also.
This card is stunning fresh and simple but has the WOW factor to it.Managed to get this stamp set today along with your A4 folders cant wait to have a play.
Off to make dinner then sit down and watch your 6pm show.
Congrats to all the very lucky winners
Take care
Hazel G xx

johanna from widnes said...

hi sue this card is a winner for the stylish but simple, for those that don't like too much fuss, its simple elegance is beautiful love j

johanna from widnes said...

ps sorry sue, i watched the 9 oclock show, and at 9.30 i tried to order two items and they were both sold out, but i managed to get the silver and gold card and the ribbon roses, well done all the winners love J

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful, just beautiful. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
This is an elegant Christmas Card so beautiful. I am getting ready to watch you couldn't watch this morning because I had to take my Mum it's our day together. Love and hugs to all.

Jan Sharp said...

Lovely CAS card. I like the scoring above the sentiment-simple but really makes the card. Thank you, Jan

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue
Two lovely Christmas Cards today and yesterday. Both elegant and not overly Christmassy. Thankyou for easing us in gently Lol !

Missed your shows this morning as I had to take Sapphire to the vets after a suspected bee / wasp sting yesterday evening. I have them recorded though : - )
I set the recorder for all your shows last night to be sure.
Enjoyed your demos this afternoon.
Sent in an email to C&C but mine never seem to be read out :-(

Hi to Norah, heard your email read out on the show :-)

Crafty hugs to all the Wilsonettes,

Angela in beautifully sunny, S. Wales X

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nannapat said...

Love this C&S card Sue, beautiful design. Congrats to all the winners. Pat x

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
What a beautiful card you have made for us yet again Sue. It must be difficult trying to get into Christmas mode in April especially if you are in the sun shine state of Florida. The easing us gently into that mind set is working so slowly. Today's card is so clean and elegent looking that you could make up a few reasonably quickly and i don't think anyone would take umbridge as it has that quality air about it.
Well done blog winners, i really hope you have rare fun enjoying your new goodies when they arrive. Pauline, you have a beautiful WOW coming in your direction, well done and enjoy it when it arrives. Winning a Sue masterpiece is like no other feeling, you feel like you have won the lottery , the grand prize.
I didn't get to the party as was waiting for a delivery company coming to up lift a parcel and by the time they came i wasn't worth two buttons. Going out tonight on a hen night, which is something i have never every been on so chopped 6" off the hair and put my fringe back in(cheaper than botox and lasts better too). Kirsten has straightened my hair and put the war paint on and it just doesn't look like me when i look in the mirror some how. She's done the nails a deep red to match the lip glossy stuff that she has put on me. I look like a dish o fish and no mistake.
Oh was i fair excited this morning when the postman delivered my prize from creative expressions, i was like an excited 2 year old as it still hadn't sunk in that it was real.I have going to have rare fun trying it out on Monday when i have peace and quiet.
Tandy, i hope your hubby's finger is getting better as you know what it's like, it is always the one that you are trying to protect that you hit every time.
Julie, sorry you're still not well the now, you seem to be having a right old time of it at the moment.
Have fun Mrs B with your Beaver Scouts, to see the joy on their wee faces is worth the pain i think and it's worth the done in feeling as you bounce back eventually.
Anne C, hope you have had a great day at the Captains day out. Have a great round and hopefully come in under par.
Awh Gail, i hope your son is ok and does get home soon. You really are living on your wits the now with your brother being ill and now your son, i hope he makes a good recovery. Tell him to make sure he has rubber on the bottom of his shoes in future before he tackles anything electrical again.
Lindsay flower i know what you mean about your dad, mines has now been away 8 of my birthdays and i miss him so much. I am thinking of your friends' dad, i hope they can help get him better soon.
Steph, i hope that you enjoyed watching while Mr.L was out at the fitters, oh how smart he is going to look next week. Please after the market tomorrow, please take it easy so that you can fully enjoy your wee girls big day.
Well, hope you all have a lovely evening and hopefully i will see you tomorrow. Sending gentle hugs to my fragile friends who for any reason needs it, take care,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Janice K said...

A lovely crisp, clean card that would be great for males. x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue I have tried so many times to seng this on the blog it just won't publish love the cards and your shows have been wonderful they really have you are so so gifted sue love you please let this one go please!!!!!!!!!xxxxxxx love to all xxx

Carol S. said...

Loving the CAS cards. Great for batch making. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful CAS card. Great when you have quite a few to send through the post. Your shows today were fantastic, so glad you're back with us. Lol lynne m x x x

Pesky critters are fast asleep after running around like lunatics all day. Stones and bits of grass were all brought and left in the lounge. As well as fuschia flowers left on the lawn. No wonder they're now worn out. They have got over their haircut and are now quite happy with their shorter fur as it means they are a bit cooler. Hubby has been potting up more plants so have told him that he has to be on garden patrol tomorrow as I am going to be watching Sue again.
Well done Norah on your email being read out.
June,Lindsay;Alison,Karen,Lynda,Pam,Tres,
Steph;MrsB,Barbara,Frances,Sandra,Myra,
Julie and Tina- lol and poochy hugs from Tilly & Cully

To all Wilsonettes who are in pain or need I send massive hugs and lol as I've got plenty to give x x x lynne m x x

Theresa Pace said...

fab shows today Sue. am loving these stamps and will most probably succumb. this card is super and can be done in so many colourways, stunning xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

good evening Sue and everyone
Such a beautiful card so crisp and clean looking just like newly fallen snow!

Wow what a fantastic day, three great shows, so wonderful to have you back on our screens Sue looking wonderful too, you have really put me in the mood for some Christmas crafting and no mistake.
Great to hear some of your blog family's emails read out, well done Sam and Norah.

Gail do hope your son is now home safe and sound, thinking of you.

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them especially Pam, June, Steph, Tina and Cameeli.
Margaret corgi owner

samantha wade said...

Great shows today, pleased you are back. Xx

Paper Junkie said...

Lovely card Sue - but just cannot bring myself to think of Christmas just yet - just started to pick my first peas and dig new potatoes! Loved your shows today - sadly only having freeview I have to miss anything after 6pm but hoping that it will be repeated early tomorrow so I can record. Loved Father Christmas on CC - was convinced it was Dave Bradford until they appeared together on a show - perhaps he was the real thing???? Have another lovely day tomorrow - what a treat for all us Wilsonettes. love to them all. Susan X

Jane Franklin said...

Hi everyone. Surprised when I logged in to see Christmas, but what a lovely card to start with. Hoping to see show tomorrow. Luv jax

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. Wow those stamps are gorgeous and the sentiment stamp too. A simple but elegant card. xx

Rosie said...

What an absolute gorgeous card, Sue. Love the simplicity of it. Great to have you back on telly. I recorded the show so was able to watch it later.....

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Beautifully simple card today, love it.
I had to record your shows today as we were invited to our daughters house for the 1st bar-b-q with family, it was fantastic, and lovely not to have to do the cooking. I will be ready to veg out tomorrow and watch all of your shows.

Gail, I really hope your son is OK, we just never stop worrying about them do we. Such a lot going on for you just now, stay strong.

To everyone that are sending hugs and thoughts to us XOX

Steph, Sell your cards and get lots of orders. X Thinking of you.

Norah, Will need all the details of the hen night tomorrow. I'm sure you looked a foxy lady with red lips and nails. Hope you have a fab time.

Lindsay, in my thoughts.

Hugs all round,
Kind regards :-)
Tina XX

Lorraine Freeman said...

Not been commenting for a while as concentration levels dire, so lovely to watch your shows today and I have them all recorded.Great to hear from many Wilsonettes too :D Looking forward to tomorrow

hazel young said...

Lovely card xx hazel

Jackie Meechan said...

Saw yoh on C & C today demoing the triple stamping technique looks great.

Card today is simple yet very elegent. Love it. My favourite colour at the moment.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Sharon said...

A gorgeous elegant card sue xxx

Alice G said...

This is a lovely stamp and initially agree it could definitely be used for more than Christmas.

Hugs Alice xx

Angela (UK) said...

So simple but so exquisite :) x

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes love today's card less is moor ideal for posting thank you for a gorgeous card. Enjoy your day today & tomorrow I have recorded today's shows as work this morning & then my Son his partner came down with my gorgeous new grandson was only going to stay a couple hours but didn't leave till 11.00 pm I had loads of lovely cuddles. So that's why I am so late .Love & hugs Sue Lynda Brock xx

So BIG hugs to all my blog friends Pam,Steph,Camille, Sandra Bella & Milo,Tina. Tres, Yorkielass June Mrs B ,Lynne Tilly & Cully Julie Laz & Lee ,Gail C,Margaret corgi owner Lindsay Norah & sorry any one I have
forgotten brain tired .love Lynda xx
See you all tomorrow

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Congratulations on reaching 5,000 blog followers !! What an achievement !! Well Done !! Congratulations to all the blog candy winners and the Wednesday card winner to.
Today's card is soooo simple but soooo beautiful Sue. I really love it. I loved the these snowflake stamps so much that I could not resist buying them today !! I also managed to get the vintage gold and brand new vintage silver cardstock on c+c this morning so I am a happy bunny today !! I loved all your shows today on c+c. They were all great and you looked wonderful Sue. Your samples and demos were just fab. I really fell in love with the triple stamping technique and I will definitely be giving this one a try when I receive the stamps. The ice snow glitter looks amazing to. Your samples looked gorgeous Sue and I cannot wait to see you on c+c tomorrow again !! It feels like Christmas to have the opportunity to watch you on TV two days in a row !! I cannot thank you enough for all your fantastic inspiration today. I am so pleased I managed to record the shows so that I can watch you again when I have forgotten something.
Lots of love and hugs to you Sue, From Tres x x x

To all the Wonderful Wilsonettes, Sending you all lots of love and hugs today love Tres x x x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Very late today had a really busy day, love today's C card as you said can also be used at other times, just been catching up on your shows they were great .
Sending crafty hugs yo everyone
Live
Jean D
Xx

Myra B said...

Hi Sue,
I know it's rather late but I hate to miss a day! Got home tonight around 8 pm .
Have watched two Shows on Record - I sent an email to the first Show just after breakfast, but I wasn't able to watch. Have ordered gold and silver card, which I love and the snowflakes stamp set!
I love the triple stamp you did with the snowflake - I will be trying that one out ! It will match my snowflake dies from last year, I think.
I thought you looked great today - not in the least jet-lagged.
Today's card is simply elegant. I love it .
Lovely to hear some well known and well loved names from the blog read out today! Loved the tulle flower also! I keep thinking of other things I loved.
To all friends on the blog I send love and best wishes.
Steph - have a sell-out tomorrow ! - then a rest. x
Norah - hope you had a great time! x
Cazzie - lovely to hear from you - sorry you still struggling a bit. Sending love !
Love to Tina, Gail, Alison, Lynne, Sandra, Julie, Pam, Anne, Margaret, Tres , Mrs B and anyone my tired brain has forgotten!
Love Myra

Victoria said...

I've really enjoyed your shows today Sue. We've missed you and it's good to have you back! In all honestly, I can't say that today's card is one of my favourites, sorry!

Muriel Kelly said...

Lovely simple card, those stamps are perfect.

Muriel x

Sandy H said...

Such an elegant card today. Lovely snowflake stamp and with the scored lines on the lower part of the card I think even I would manage to get the sentiment straight for a change.
Just finished watching my recordings of yesterday's fabulous shows. The only one I managed to watch 'live' was the mid-day show. So pleased to see you doing the triple stamping demo. Two minutes into the demo my husband came in and didn't stop talking until the show was over. Men!! That TV didn't have a pause button so it's a good job I'd recorded the show elsewhere.
Hope your son in ok, Gail.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely simple Christmas card
Denise X

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Nana on the Hill said...

Perfect for the Man in your life
I'll be copying this one! Thanks Sue.

IVY Cheong said...

Truly elegant and class! You're amazing Sue. So talented and inspirational. Couldn't stay away from the television at the weekend while you were on. Big fan of yours. Ivy C. X

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