Monday, 30 June 2014

Moonlit Berries Letterpressed

 Hello all!  I had a request to post this card so here it is!  This was the first demo from my last C & C shows.  I started with the background and on the positive side, I inked the Couture Creations embossing folder called Moonlit Berries with a clear Perfect Medium pad.  I placed a piece of milk card in the folder and ran it through the Grand Calibur to transfer the ink to the card.  I dusted the background with Gold Sparkle mica powder for a light shimmer.  Using the soft gold card for the border, I inked up the opposite side of the embossing folder and letter pressed it.  I dusted it with Gold Sparkle mica powder as well.  I used a sanding block and lightly sanded the design to distress the pattern.  I matted the border with a milk card and soft gold card mat and taped it to the side of the card.  Using chalk seam binding, I wrapped a piece around the card and taped the ends to the back.  I tied a messy bow and added it to the bottom of the border.  I folded several pieces of gold tulle and in order to die cut it, you need to tape them to a piece of card.  Using the Classic Rose die, I cut several of these to create a full tulle flower.  I put  a brad through the centre of each of the pieces and offset the scallops.  I heated the tulle quickly so the edges just barely melted to create a more ruffly flower.  I seated the flower on my bow and added two fancy stick pins that I made to match.  Using the Labels Seven Merry Wishes Stamp, I stamped it on soft gold card and heat embossed it with gold detail powder for a tonal look.  I cut it out with the matching die.  I stamped the Snowflake Labels Seven stamp on to milk card using a perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed it with gold powder and then stamped the sentiment and embossed it too.  I cut it out with the matching die and mounted it atop the first die cut and then in the centre of the card.  I added a double milk mat with a thin gold mat and a pierced inner layer.  Finished dimensions are 6" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!

WOW!! just lovely and I especially like the moonlit berries my sort of Christmas card, thanks for sharing.

Pam how you doing honey? hope you are getting stronger with each day thinking of you and Robbie, Hugs xx

Sandra hope you can rest today, hope the football tournament was fun and they did well. Hugs xx
Tres have a nice day xx
Julie Laz thinking of you too xx

A sunny start here and off to the gym, all being well planning a spontaneous trip over the pond at the end of July for my birthday and our anniversary. New York here we come!!

Have a nice day everyone whatever you are doing..
Cameeli xx

Heather Rogers said...

Lovely card Sue I am so loving this embossing folder.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue. Sorry I haven't been well enough to post. Thank you everyone for your good wishes, my foot is really sore and I have limited mobility as I cannot put any weight on it for 6 weeks. I shouldn't complain as I know a lot of my blog friends have more severe problems. Glad the wedding went so perfectly Steph. Love to you all. Ps. Still a waiting game with Robbie but he is out of ICU. Thank you everyone.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this folder is a must have, beautiful card. to all the Wilsonettes Have a good day, I hope you are all on the road to recovery. lovely sunshine today. Take care all Kitty

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card today. I really like the way you have created the tulle flower
Pat x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, such a lovely card, lots of techniques, really like the colours

Glad you are feeling a bit better Pam, good news regarding Robbie x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, amazing card, love everything about it, but especially the back ground and border with the embossing folder. I need this one. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Lovely christmas card. The embossing folder is a must have. The colour way is beautiful just like the flower and stick pins.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Anonymous said...

Choose your favourite words for WONDER-FUL for this card, 'cos that's what this is....and more. Thanks Sue. Mabex

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card I particularly like the flowers and the stick pins. That was an excelent tip about cutting the tulle because I really struggle cutting it so thank you. The embossing folder is another 'must have'.
Hugs x
Heather T

Rosie said...

Thank you so much for that, Sue. Two techniques I particularly wanted explaining - the letterpresssing and the tulle rose.Super!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Morning lovely Wilsonettes hope you all slept well, if not and you can, take some nap time later. Before I forget again ! Many congratulations Cam on your future grand prince or princess, what a wonderful year to come, and a lovely celebration to look forward to next month : ) xxx
pam my love, sounds like extra big but extra gentle hugs are needed so take all you need. So glad Robbie is out of ICU may each day bring a little more strength to all the family.

Sue, I must say that after watching your last lot of weekend show's the new 'winter' background stamps and folders are the prettiest Ive seen for this season, the ribbon holly, stars etc are most definatly going to be saved for, and this folder is top of my list. Ive not tried the letterpress technique and need to find the confidence to try as its a beautiful background. I loved watching you put this together, and will watch over and over again as Im determind to improve and try different techniques - as my cards are getting same old and boring !
Time for a change - somehow !!
Well, Ive said my bit for today apart from, to our Wonderful Wilsonettes that dont feel so wonderful today, I hope you start to pick up as the day goes on. Thinking of all our special friends today.
Have a good day Sue.
Love to all.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely, Sue. Loved this when you demo'd it, love it now. Must get Moomlit Berries! Crafty Hugs to all, Judy M

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
I remember this card from the show but good to know how to make it.
I received some of your Spanish Collection and already playing... shame I have to go to work...
Enjoy your day.
Sheila x

doreenj said...

Forgot how you'd done the rose, thanks for the reminder, another lovely card,

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - thank you sooo much for posting this - much appreciated - I absolutely love it - I have a bit of ironing to do today and then I shall crack on and make a start on this - best wishes to all Wilsonettes in need.
Clare W

Marion Bull said...

Love this card today and the embossing folder is a definite must have. The soft gold is gorgeous and I wasn't quick enough to get some on C and C last weeks so more of that please Sue! Happy day everyone!
Marion B xx

Marleine said...

Good morning Sue,

Beautiful card. This gives me the lift I need to start thinking about starting my Christmas cards.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Portsmouth Show. Brilliant atmosphere and products. Going with and meeting up with good friends not a lot more needed in life. X

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Loving everything about it.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Another beautiful card. I keep practising my messy bows but they don't look as good as yours!

Roz x

TDQ Karen said...

Love this look, and the berry folder is beautiful, lovely card xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift is the most beautiful C.card I have seen. It's format is so so regal and I defy anyone not to want it to drop through the letterbox. The colour palette is so majestic.
As you probably know by now I love love love it!!
This is certainly in my C.card box and I've now got the inspiration to start the mammoth task.
Rather dull and misty here in Burgundy this morning. Had another horrible thunder storm last night.
Hope everyone had a good weekend and all activities went well.
Take care and I'll see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely Christmas card Sue.

Angela Wade said...

Good Morning, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes .
I watched you demo this one last weekend, Sue and it's a lovely card. The letterpress technique with this embossing folder is fab!! Especially with the C.S gold sparkle.
Another one to add to my list too !!

Best Wishes everyone and hugs to Pam, Tina and everyone else in need ((( )))

Angela in sunny S. Wales X

sonja_w said...

Beautiful card and another technique I will be tring. Thanks for the inspiration x

sonja_w said...

Beautiful card and another technique I will be tring. Thanks for the inspiration x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I love your tulle roses. They are so pretty. Will have a go at these! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all who need one.

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue, Loved this card when you demonstrated it on C&C. Nice to see it again, thanks for sharing. Hope everyone has a good day.
Susi xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Another stunning card & leading us nicely into christmas cards!!


ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, this is a pretty card. Thanks for explaining the letterpress technique, I did see it on your demo but it is always good to have it written down to refer to, I love the flower too.
ElizabethS x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I loved it when I saw you demo it on C&C. I had a great time at the Portsmouth craft show yesterday they are going to do two a year from now on. My latest offering is on Sam Poole's blog. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a real beauty, I loved the demo so am thrilled to see it here : ) The Moonlit Berries embossing folder is one I need to get for the Christmas cards this year as it is beautiful. I love the Snowflake seven stamp and also the tulle flower, your tip on using a piece of card to cut it is so handy, I don't have to do them by hand now, thanks Sue : ) I hope you have a good day.
Pam, sending your daily hugs. It is so good to hear that you are on the mend, sorry that your foot is so sore, I hope that dies down very quickly. Also good to hear that Robbie is out of ICU. That is one small step on the right road.
Norah, oh my goodness I bet you were fuming! You enjoy your time with your friend today, forget about yesterday and relax.
Sandra, I hope you are not quite as bad as you thought you were going to be today. Take it easy, not that you will have much choice no doubt! E mailing you in a min.
Pat.S, It would be lovely to meet up with you too, will email you to make arrangements : )
Please understand that as I feel so bad that I keep forgetting to add peoples names, (the painkillers certainly affect my memory, can't believe I hadn't been putting Sues name down!)I am going to simply send hugs to all of you. Thank you.
Have a good day everyone : ) Take care.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
and all the ladies.
This is a beautiful card and one which I will be adapting for various occasions.
Have a good day everyone xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I'm so glad you had a request for this card, as I have been waiting for it to be on your Blog, I loved watching you demo this, and bought the embossing folder just for this card, I love it !!
I haven't had any internet all weekend, it has been terrible, like my right arm being cut off haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the reversed embossed background and normal panel as it looks like 2 different folders, sweet tulle flower too.
Donna Jones

Jean Deane said...

Morning Sue & all,
A beautiful Christmas card loved it when you first showed it, the moonlit berries EB is lovely a must have. Love the tulle rose a very different look . Thanks Sue xx
Pam lovely to see you back , you take care xx
Daily hugs to yorkielass, Mrs B, Pam Lynda, and everyone who needs one, and our lovely Sue xx

Love Jean D xx

Anne Crawford said...

I heartedly agree with everything Janet Ecco said, this card is truly gorgeous! I loved the demo on C&C , all the techniques and products used especially the tulle flower and the holly ribbon folder , you are sooo clever!
Pam, I hope the sore foot eases a bit today and good to hear Robbie is improving, gentle hugs .
Hugs to all xo

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I loved this card when you did it on C&C. It is a nice technique and one that could be adapted. I hope everyone has a peaceful week.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a stunner Sue, saw this on c&c and am so glad it has been spot-lighted by you. My wish list grows with nearly every card you show but this folder must be top of the list. Thanks for

Annie said...

Lovely card, Sue. The ef is a must have, it's gorgeous.
Have a good week all
Hugs Annie

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely Christmas card , the embossing really shows { another one on my long list }, love how you have done the ribbon and flower .

Take Care
Elaine H X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, loved this card when I saw your demo on Create and Craft, like everyone else, I love the embossing folder and wish I had ordered it now! Love Jean xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Loved the card and demo on c/c .. Happy crafting Sue ...x

Joan D said...

A beautifully stunning card. Must try the rose dies with the tulle. The techniques used to create this card are really different. Must try with the folders. The first time I tried it with ink was a disaster,but will have another go. Thank you for all the inspiration you give x x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this is absolutely beautiful, everything about it. Saw you demo it and loved it then. SO GLAD you showed it us again.
Stick pins to die for, too.
Hugs, Rose

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, I've not been able to get online all weekend, but having a catch up with your lovely posts this morning! Today's is so the flower, hugs Carole Z X

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
What does it for me with this one is the embossing. It really makes the card super.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, once again another stunner.
I like doing the Letterpress technique, have never done it with sticky ink and Mica's. Something new to try soon.
Have a great day and week ahead

Patricia xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card I loved the demo of this on C&C. Cream and Gold are one of my favourite colour combo's for Christmas Cards so this one is perfect just need to get the embossing folder now.

Pam sorry your foot is sore take good care and rest glad to hear your Robbie is out of ICU gentle hugs to you allxx

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Another stunning CHristmas card, I cannot wait to start making mine! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue, thank you for the tip on making a tulle flower. How do you make your stick pins? Do creative expressions sell all the things needed? Hugs Nicola x

Jayne S said...

I love the letterpress technigue on this stunning card. This embossing folder on my wish list.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. I remember you demonstrating this card. It is so lovely. The letter press is such a clever idea. Thank you Sue again. Hugs Heather.x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card the embossing
folder is a must have for Christmas.
Sorry your foot is still sore but it
will ease in time, glad Robbie is out of ICU
at least thats one worry over hope he
to improve and gets feeling and mobility
Nancyd xx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Another beautiful card. Hazel x

Muriel Kelly said...

Everything about this card is beautiful. The stamps, embossing folder and the letterpress, the flower, stick pin and the messy bow. Love it

Muriel x

Brooke b said...

Good morning Sue. As Hazel and many others have said another beautiful card. JB xxxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Lovely card Sue, love letterpress and the way you have done this .
Beautiful embossing folder.
Have a good day Sue,

Diane said...

Hi Sue thank you for sharing this card with us it is good to see the embossing folder close up -isn't it pretty. The card is beautiful I must try the letterpress technique it looks wonderful. Have a great day. Love Diane G xxx

karenlotty said...

The folder is gorgeous and I love the two effects it's created with one technique

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
I love this card, and saw the demo. Must have this embossing folder!!Gorgeous tulle flower and pins too!
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes good health, and happiness. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for such a detailed description of how your card was made. Your tips and techniques are always so inspiring.
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - loved this card when you showed it on C&C. The mica powder shows up beautifully on the embossing. Thank you for all your help with these techniques. Best wishes

Marion said...

Hi Sue I like the embossing parts of the card and the centre but as you no I don't like the big bows ,to me they take over.
Marion H

Jackie Meechan said...

Very elegent card. Gorgeous.

Sue from Wiltshire said...

A really pretty and elegant Christmas card. Love the techniques and embossing folders.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. Loving the Moonlit Berries folder, a must to go on my wish list. Haven't seen your show yet that you did with these. I'm gradually ploughing through all my recorder shows. The cream and gold certainly looks elegant doesn't it. What a fantastic time your going to have Cameeli in New York. Lucky you. Daily hugs to Pam Norah and Steph. Keep your chin up Pam, you are having a horrible time of it lately. Looking forward to meeting up Mrs. B. Just to let you know that I help yr 1 and foundation stage with their reading on a Mon & tunes mornings. So after that anytime is fine. If you can only do Mon or Tues morning I can always change the time I work.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card especially how you did the Holly embossing it is beautiful. love Jean Z xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Gorgeous card Sue - I love it. Have a great day and hugs to all xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous texture today and I love the gold and white

Lacelady said...

Lovely understated Christmas card - the stamping finishes it off nicely too.

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, adore the embossing folder

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Just stunning this card, love the embossing folder too
Carol x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fabulous card, love the letterpress technique, never done it myself, maybe I'll have a go today.

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Friends,
A very elegant C. Card today, the sort that would be sent to someone special, the letterpress technique transforms a plain piece of paper into an expensive looking backing paper, I am going to give that a go!
Well I am writing this from my bed, waiting for my pain meds to kick in, I had a lovely surprise though as Paul (my wonderful husband) had booked two days leave as he knew how I would be feeling, he said he couldn't walk out of the door knowing I was laying here in pain! It was worth it though to be there for my mums birthday on Saturday and then to be shouting from the side lines for the girls yesterday, the things we do for love! I am driven to get up and going today though as I have received my sets A&B of Sue's California collection and I am desperate to play with them!
Norah, well what a day you had, we have to let them try DIY but it does end up costing more in the end as you have pay somebody to put things right, at lead the had a go! But how thin your patience must have been!
Cameeli, can you fit me in your luggage? I hope you enjoyed 'chef', maybe catch up later! X
Pam, I hope your pain is easing today, remember take it easy, So glad Robbie is out of ICU, a good sign, a long road ahead, but it seems he is off in the right direction! Xx
Pat S Witney, that would be lovely, we are often in witney!
Special hugs to Lynda,Brenda, Mrs B, Steph, Julie, Myra,Hazel, Margaret, everyone that needs a big hug!
Sandra x

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
An elegant card with lovely textures. The subtle colours would suit so many people.

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Well I think just one word covers this card - STUNNING! Thanks for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Maryann Laursen said...

Just as beautiful as usual Sue, your work just never disappoints, but always shine through everything.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card really is pretty, hugs sarah xx

rachel said...

what a stunning folder and a beautiful card Sue - this is just gorgeous - hugs rachel x

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. This is a lovely card and it's great to get a chance to see the details a bit closer. The samples on C&C look lovely but they are gone in a flash. This way we get to keep them so thank you. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Marianna Hammer said...

I really love this card! I hope the embossingfolder and the stamps will be available at Joanna Sheen. This is really the style of Christmas cards that I would like to be making this year :) Love it.

June Horrocks said...

Love everything about this card sue thank you for sharing love June xxx

Alice G said...

Morning Sue, this is a great card. The layout will lend itself to many occasions depending on the stamps and folders used. I made the flower after I saw your demo on c&c and it turned out just lovely. Thanks Sue.

Hugs Alice xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card that is very elegant.

Annie Pennington said...

Love this Christmas card. The tulle flower is so elegant. x Annie P

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I am really sorry to have to use this method but I would like to contact Sandra and I can't find her e. mail address. Sandra let me know it please. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Stunning. Take care. Claire

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card, love everything about it, xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love both letter press techniques used on this card, it really shows how different the design looks depending on which side you use - fab.
Beverley W

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
What a lovely Christmas card Sue, i love the holly embossing folder that you have used. The mica powder is so soft but gives a glow to the card. I think i can get into the Christmas mode now for making cards although i think they will go by the wayside when my niece decides on which invitation she likes best and i have to hurry and make them up along with the rest of the fal de ral. I love the inspiration that you give us each day as it is always something different. Thank you Sue for your continuing friendship that you give to each of us on this fantastic blog.
Oh Pam it is so good to hear from you today as it has been a strange blog with your name missing at the top. I hope that the pain is worth it in the long run flower. You are not complaining, you are sore having just had an excruciating operation done to your foot. I wish there was something we could do for you. Take it easy and i hope each day it will get better and calm down the pain.
WOW Cameeli, i hope that you have a terrific time across in New York for your birthday and anniversary.
Glad you're feeling better Hazel and able to blog again.
Tina flower, i am thinking of you so much as i know how hard it is to be without your first boyfriend namely your dad. Mine sent me a valentines card every year along with mum getting one and Kirsten from her older boyfriend. She could never find out who this was sending her this card each year until after he was gone and it didn't happen. 7 years my dad has been gone and i still miss him, but i talk to him all the time. If you keep him alive in your heart and mind, he will never be far away.
Could you tell last night i was typing on that stupid tablet thing and would it type the letters i was It decided it was going to use the ones it wanted to so hence the gobbledygook enter, sorry. Well i hope the weather man is right with his predictions and it stays the lovely day that it is like the now, although if i am hoping that my son will arrive out of his bedroom to see the outside world might be a big ask.
Well from me and my hills, i will leave you all and hopefully see you all tomorrow. From the Costa de Glenochil and my beautiful hills i wish you all a lovely day. Sending gentle hugs to Robbie with a prayer to keep him safe and to all my fragile friends as well,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

SHARICA said...

Morning Sue .. Another lovely card today :)

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, stunning card today, a special card which would have to be for a very special person. Saw you demo this, thanks for sharing. Take care everyone, Jess .

Kate's Cards said...

Those folders are very pretty, xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

WOW. Gorgeous, love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
I love seeing the Christmas cards,they were all wonderful.
Love Angela x

Shirley Terretta said...

Good to see you back Pam.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love all your xmas cards, they like you are so inspirational.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jill Liddle said...

Another lovely card.

June said...

Hi Sue, Pam and Everyone, sorry I know there are 100's or you out there. Well the card today is so gorgeous, I say that every day but not a day goes buy without me being inspired, I am definitely going to have to get my Christmas stuff out and start playing. Have a wonderful day everyone, keep safe, healthy and happy. June xxx

terrie said...

Another great looking holiday card.
I like the way you used tulle to make a flower...very nice
Well done Christina

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful and elegant Christmas Card. I will definitely try this myself. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

3362 Jan. said...

Morning Sue. Love this card. " new technique's to try. Thank you for all the inspiration. Hugs. Jan. xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely Christmas card. Very elegant.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful elegant card and I love how you have done the letterpress with the mica powder. I've tried the technique with distress inks but never liked the result I got so will give it a go with perfect medium and mica.
Pam sending hugs glad to hear your nephew out of ICU
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Sophia said...

Hi Sue. I love this card! I especially love the embossing. I have not tried this technique so I really hope you will do a video on how to you did the embossing for this card.

Hope you have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Love this card. It has two techniques I want to learn more about 1) the way you did the embossing 2) the flower. Please make a video of this. I simply love this card!!!

Eemeli said...

Very festive and a great one for Christmas. Love the color scheme.
Have a great start for a new week!


June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card I especially love the pale gold mica powder.

The beaded pins are gorgeous, I can't stop making them.

June x

Maxine T said...

Very elegant Sue, nice job as usual.
Maxine Zt

Nana on the Hill said...

I absolutely love this card! It is beautifully put together. Luckily for me l found a piece of tulle in my bits bag & am all set to try your way of making the flowers, fingers crossed for a result like yours.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, So pleased that you showed this card, it is beautiful and love the embossing and the Gold Sparkle mica powder. The flower is scrummy. My order of these stamps and gold/silver card arrived Saturday, they are gorgeous, not had time to play yet. Thank you for your inspiration bringing so much joy everyday.
Pam so glad to see you back, hope the pain eases soon, glad that Robbie is out of ICU, you are both in my thoughts and prayers, gentle hugs.
Sandra so glad that you had a lovely time with your Mum on her birthday and that you cheered on your girls, nice that Paul has taken a couple of days off for you, bless him. Gentle hugs to you.
Tina you are doing so well, those hurdles are hard, keep your precious Dad close in your heart and thoughts, he will always be close. Gentle hugs and God bless you.
Norah what a day, glad you took the hammer off him and got it sorted, enjoy today and put yesterday behind you, gentle hugs to you and sweet Rory.
Julie hope you are feeling better and enjoying special times with your grandson.
Lynda, Magpie had a great day yesterday, my friend really enjoyed it, no rain and the live music was fab.
Cameeli how nice a trip to New York for your birthday and anniversary, you deserve some fun time.
Daily hugs to Steph, Mrs B, Tandy, Jean D, Lynda, Magpie, Margaret corgi owner, Maureen K, Myra and or Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Meg said...

This one has gone into my Christmas card folder Sue.
I'll come back to it later.

Margaret O

jane stillman said...

Fabulous embossing and colourways x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the embossing folder.

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lilygee said...

Hello Sue and All

Hope your day is going well - hope you recover soon Pam.
The colours look so soft and pretty and the stamp so crisp and festive looking. The tulle flower and stick pins finish it off beautifully.

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! Stunning! Gorgeous! Classy! Beautiful! Thank you for the instructions Sue. I've not tried letter pressing've guessed it...."thank you" for the reminder! Lol! I love the tulle flower and those pins are as gorgeous as ever. I think I'd better start doing a few Christmas cards each day because the time is going so fast it's scary! Hope you are okay Sue, take care and sending love to you, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all the Wilsonette family who need one today. There is plenty here to go around xx Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Been practising the letter-press technique myself - so effective. Lovely card.

utilitygirl said...

Another lovely card Sue, so pretty. Had a go at the flower at the weekend to go on a scrapbook page, works fine. Next to try is the letterpress technique.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

sued99 said...

Love this card.

Nikkinoo said...

Hi Sue,
I loved this card when you did it on C & C so I am so pleased to see the instructions again.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, love the letter-pressing idea.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Thank you for bringing us this gorgeous card, I loved this card when you made it on C&C, the moonlit berries embossing folder and the letterpress technique is so effective. This EF has just gone to the top of my 'need to get' list.
I'm in the middle of sorting out my craft room, my lovely husband has put in some extra shelves so I'm reorganising myself, It will be so tidy I won't be able to find a anything!!!!!!!!
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Cameeli What a fantastic birthday and anniversary present, wish I was coming with you.

Pam, Lovely to have you back with us, so pleased Robbie is out of ICU, take care LOL

Sandra, What a lovely thoughtful husband you have, make sure you rest.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue stunning card.
Love the colours.

Susan White said...

Lovely embossing folder, and a fabulous card Sue! However, I have promised myself NOT to buy any more Christmas kit until the current mountain of stock is at least under control!!! I fear I may have to try to be good for many years to come....LOL! Susan x

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, definitely for someone special. Thank you

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, definitely for someone special. Thank you

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I really like the Moonlit Berries Embossing and the tulle flower. Your cards are always lovely to look at and an inspiration to all.

Take care.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Pearl said...

Hi Sue this is a fab card, I love the techniques you have used.

Will you doing a video of this one?

Craftihappiness to you all love from Pearl

Micky French said...

I loved this card when you demoed it a really elegant christmas card
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, very pretty embossing folder and the little tulle flower is gorgeous.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card today, I love it. I especially like the moonlit berries embossing folder and it's now on my list for Aberdeen :)

I met up with Norah for the first time this morning and as you might guess from her writings she is as mad as a box of frogs :D LOL. Seriously, though, she is a lovely lady who wears her troubles lightly and we enjoyed a couple of coffees and a good blether. I'm sure we will be meeting again.


nannapat said...

Elegant Christmas card,such a pretty background. Love the tulle flower. Pat x

Anonymous said...

As Janet (Ecco) says - regal - what a lovely card, Sue. Must try the letterpress technique soon.

'P' in Wales

Pam, nice to see you back near the top! Hope you and Robbie continue to improve even if slowly.
Julie - Sandra (and others having a hard time _ sending hugs.)
OMG Norah - time to swap him in for a newer model!!

Jacquie said...

This is gorgeous Sue, love the embossing really elegant.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

lynda said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes another stunning card Sue I love the moonlit berries EF yes now on my must have list.I haven't tried the letterpress technique yet but will defiantly have to try, it look so lovely. Thank you for posting.Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Nice to see you back Pam & good news Robbie is out of ICU take care hugs to you both Lynda xx

Sandra glad you enjoyed seeing your mum on her birthday & to cheer your girls on at there football match
How nice of Paul to take two days off to care for you
Hope your meds have kicked in now & able to play with your new SW dies Big gentle hugs Lynda xx

Lots of Big Hugs to Yorkielass Lindsay, Gail Tina,Tandy,Tres,Jean D,Mrs B,Margaret corgi owner
Julie Laz, Steph,Camille, Myra, Norah & sweet Rory,
Lynne M Tilly& Cully Cazzie ,Janet. & all Wilsonettes that need one.Love Lynda xx

weefortune said...

Another Lovely Christams Card , really should get started on them.

Elaine x

Jane said...

Love this embossing folder it's beautiful, amazing card .

Jane xx

wendy said...

lovely christmas card sue thank you for a great day yesterday I had a great time and all the projects where great wendy from Watford

tracy w said...

Hi sue
It's late again posting this message
But this card is stunning love christmas cards thank you Tracy w x

Sandra said...

Hi again,
Oh Sue so excited go both sets of dies and the pacific lace stamp from Sam today, I can't wait to create, I will be scrolling back through the blog to get some inspiration, which there is plenty of as you seen to love these dies too!
Mrs B click on my picture I will leave my email address for you on my blog x
Hugs to all
Sandra xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
An Absolutely stunning card. I received the stamps your A4 folder and all your Bow dies today. The bow dies are for my cousin in the states for her birthday.I already have these dies and she loves them so i knew what to get her for a birthday treat
Take care
Hazel G xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone!
Beautiful card Sue,I'm loving the emb.folder and everything else too.

I'm back home now and have taken some time to go through some of the blog reading while the washing machine has gone nonstop since this morning.Can see a lot of you have had some good times but also some bad ones,I sending hugs to one and all who need it. Pam,Sandra wish you better soon.
Steph,hope you had a lovely day...
Cameeli,how lucky are you !
Thunderheat=headache :(
Have a nice evening

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue

This one is totally different to usual. Lots of different techniques. I must've missed this particular show as I managed to record two of them an they were great! Love the flower I must give that a try looks fabby
Love Tracy from killie x

janet said...

Love this -another 'must try'. I'm glad you put the technique in the title- it makes it much easier to find particular techniques when they are listed as part of the card title. Would it be possible to do this each time you use any particular technique on a card please?
Janet in Kent

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, hope you are well and have had a good weekend. lovely card today. Kind regards Joanne K x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, I really Love this Card, it's the kind of Card if you've got quite a great deal of Christmas Cards to make this would be a great one then something different for the special people in your life.
I really Love The Courture Creations Embossing Folder Moonlit Berries it's Fabulous. I Love the technique with inking the Embossing Folder then using The Sparkling Mica Powders. I Love The Colours Chosen for today's Card Milk Card and The Soft Gold Card, I just Love The JustRite Merry Wishes Stamp and how you've Heat Embossed for tone on tone look, the from JustRite The Beautiful Snowflake Labels Stamp, I really Love how you've used your Classic Rose Die and Cut out The Tule to create your Awesome Flower and The Stunning Stick Pins.
A Fabulous Card I Just Love It, but I Love all your Cards, Sue Thank You for sharing, Thank you for the Daily Inspiration you bring to me, Thank you for the Fabulous Photography, Sue Thank You For this Awesome Blog which I Love.
Take Great Care Sue
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All

liz spooner said...

What a lovely card Sue, might have to buy the moonlit berries. Thanks Liz Spooner.

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, Thank You, and for anyone reading Sue' bloggers I asked when would she be showing this card on her blog as we have poor reception for emails in our holiday home, and replied "I will blog it on Monday how's that for you".
What a star we have ladies, Sue holds no boundaries for her followers and I am truly blessed for all that I learn from her.
The reason I am so late in blogging my thanks is it took nearly four hours to find the embossing folder, but it's on its way so my family and friends will be getting hopefully very similar cards to this Christmas.
X Ros

Jane Franklin said...

Love the card and must try the technique and definitely with that folder. Shopping here we come. Luv to all jax

Virginia Davey said...

What a beautiful Xmas card.

Theresa Pace said...

this looked super impressive on telly. glad you've blogged it as i had missed out on a lot of it ,stunning card. xx

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
What a blessing someone requested this card for the blog. The embossing folder is stunning. Best wishes for painfree days for Pam and Sandra and prayers for Robbie.
Crafty hugs to anyone in need.
Vanessa x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This is absolutely beautiful. I love everything about it. The letterpress technique is really good and the embossing folder is a must have - need to search to see if it's available anywhere.
Pam, pleased you're back in your rightful place and great news that Robbie is out of ICU. Hope you're feeling a bit better today. Cameeli, really jealous! Hope everyone is ok and love to all those in need of a hug. Love Alison xxx

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue,
Another glorious day here in Blackpool and yet another glorious card from yourself. I really like the letterpress effect. To me it gives a real vintage feel. The holly berries embossing folder is lovely.
Well I'm off to do some die cutting, need to increase my flower stash.
Hope you have had a good day whatever you're doing.
Crafty Hugs
Jo xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Oh Sue this is absolutely stunning so very elegant, I love this embossing folder, problem is I cannot find it on a web site at present, but if at first you don't succeed try again, and I will!

Welcome back to Pam so pleased your op went well do hope the pain soon eases and you are comfortable. Robbie has taken the first move on his long road to recovery moving out of itu. You and all the family are in my prayers. Do take things easy my love.

Cameeli things are just simply getting better and better for you you lucky girl New York Wow! Would you like someone to carry your case? lol x

Warm wishes and hug to those who need them especially Pam, Cameeli, Yorkielass, Lynda, Gail, Tina, Steph, Julie and Norah.

Margaret corgi owner

Ivonka said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely......!!!!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh just gorgeous !! I really love it all !! What a beautiful card today. I love the colour combo and that background embossing folder, I think, is the star of today's card. I love the labels seven dies and stamps to. I also love that tulle flower and fab stick pins. A great Christmas card Sue. Please keep them coming. Thanks for sharing such a gorgeous card today.
Wishing lots of love and hugs to you Sue love Tres x x x

Pam, sending you lots of love today from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone love Tres x x x
(Sorry, but I am very tired today and cannot remember lots of names.)

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful elegant Christmas card. Pam take it easy hope the pain eases soon. Good news about Robbie long may it continue. Love and hugs to all.

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and love the colours.

craftynanna said...

hi sue, another beautiful card today i love the embossing folder and the tulle flower, i would set the tulle on fire lol, love J

Karen Drew said...

Another beautiful christmas card
Karen xx

AnneRD said...

A lovely embossing folder made extra special with the letterpress technique. A lovely card Sue, must try this. Anne x

Janice K said...

Great colours and lovely embossed details. x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
I am getting into this Christmas in June thing
I think it's terrific Especially as you are giving me and others card ideas for when December arrives
I love today's card that soft gold card is lush.
Thank you Sue for sharing a and producing this brilliant blog
You take care Sue and I hope every one that is unwell a speedy recovery.
Theresa. xx

Victoria said...

I do like the berries and the gold colour scheme is quite luxurious and different for Christmas. Great start to the week Sue!

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue,
What a beautiful and chic Christmas card! I love it.
It took me a few reads through to get your method but I got there in the end (my concentration isn't good at the moment ).
I love the milk/cream and gold colour way you've used.
I've been loving your cards these last few days.

I'm so sorry I've not been commenting though, I'm going through a symptom flare up probably stress related. I've had to rest and sleep a lot the last few weeks.

Thank you for all your hard work running the blog and for your creativity and time making all the sample cards and videos to craft along to.

I thought I'd subscribed to your videos on utube but will have to check this as I've not had any messages as yet!

Love and hugs from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I'm really late ! Not been a great day as hayfever bad . Can't sleep so thought I'd do what I ought to have done earlier!
I really love today's card. Well yesterday's now. I thought it was gorgeous when I saw you demo it but it is so good to really see the detail. Thank you for that . The EF is lovely and what an effective technique letter pressing is!
Love the colours and the stick pins and tulle flower.
My stamps (the snowflake set) came on Saturday and I will have a play very soon! Maybe not tonight. Lol!
Hope you have a lovely time in Scotland and meet up with some of the lovely ladies on this blog.
Sending hugs,
Love Myra

Sandy H said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card. I'm still not ready to start making cards for Christmas but this is one I will use for inspiration when the time comes. Love the embossing folder. Yet another gorgeous flower to try.
Take care everyone.

Vick said...

Oh Sue I am in love with this Christmas card, its absolutely stunning!!!! Right up my street and anyone who got this card for Christmas would be so happy, I would frame it, lol, hugs hunni, Vick xxx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
I adored this card when demo'd on C&C.
Amanda x

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card love it.

Debs A xx

Blue Rose said...

What a gorgeous card, so elegant. I love your tip on the tulle. Another great job.

Lorraine Freeman said...

I plan to have a go at this technique, it is so effective. Thanks

Helen Barker said...

Beautiful card love the shimmer.A really special Christmas card.
Helen Bx

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