Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Morning all!  I really like this one and thought it would make a nice card for today's giveaway for you.  Definitely on the more traditional side than the previous Christmas posts have been, but with an elegant look to it and a bit of bling!  I worked backwards on this one, starting with the Justrite Wreath first and stamping it in black archival ink.  I used several Distress markers to colour the image including Forest Moss, Scattered Straw, Festive Berries, and even a few touches on Pine Needles and Crushed Olive.  I stamped the image a second time and coloured and cut out selected areas of the holly to mount upwards for dimension.  I cut the bow out and coloured it with Festive Berries then added a coat of Cosmic Shimmer Red Berry Sparkle glue and allowed it to dry then mounted it on foam over the original bow.  I cut a Reflective Moments die in coconut white card and mounted the wreath which I cut out with a simple circle die.  I stamped the sentiment from the set called Bells Of Christmas set and cut it out with Fancy Framed Tags Two ad mounted it below the wreath.  I added  a pierced white mat layer with a thin black mat to the focal feature.  I cut a larger white piece and ran double sided tape around the edges, then added Iced Snow for a bit of the bling.  A thin black mat and a final wider white mat finished the card off nicely.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8 1/4" in size.  If you would like to be included in the drawing to win this card, simply leave a comment on today's post (instructions how are on the right hand side of the blog), the winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.
   On another exciting note, I saw my good friend Nigel May recently and I was excited to hear that he
 has had another woman's fiction novel released on line.  It is called "Addicted" and is down loadable now
 on Amazon for just 99p and I'm including the link for you below.  For those of you who read his first novel, "Trinity", I am sure that you will want to tuck into this one as well.  It is sure to be an exciting and glamorous read!
Here is the link for you: 
 All for now, Sue x


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Pam said...

Beautiful, gorgeous card today love that wreath, Sue.
Thank you to everyone on the blog for Robbie's good wishes, it really does help.
Steph, please take care so that you can enjoy the wedding and your time with your daughter, I hope she and you are feeling better.
Tandy, my heart is with you.
Love and hugs to all on the blog, who are sad or in pain or missing for whatever reason, or just need a really good hug.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good Morning Sue,
Such a lovely card today, simply gorgeous, especially like the Christmas wreath..
Great video yesterday too, thanks for sharing.

Pam, hope with each day your Nephew improves, thinking of you.. hugs too xx

Hugs to everyone
Cameeli xx

Rosie said...

I would love to win this card. Though my Christmas cards are rarely 'traditional' I would like to see this close up, especially the use of the Shimmer Red Berry glue.

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue
This is a beautiful Christmas card. So very elegant and would look lovely gracing anyone's room at Christmas

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue -love this one and it's bang on 6 months to go till Christmas morning! Gota go - on the tee early today then watching the tennis this afternoon - best wishes to Pam's nephew
Clare W

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, A great traditional
card saw it on C&C on your shows
it is beautiful. It was great seeing you
on our screens we missed you.
Nancyd xx

linda boyce said...

Hi Sue love love love this card so clear and crisp looking would be a super card to win hugs linda

Anonymous said...

A really lovely card I feel inspired to have a go!

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this card would have pride of place on my mantelpieceall year round, it is beautiful. To all Wilsonettes have a goodday take care Kitty

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, it may be traditional, but it is gorgeous and with the die behind the wreath, makes it extra special. I would love to win it. Have a good Wednesday everyone. Bx

Clai01 said...

Love the wreath Sue and it was great to see you colour also with the distress markers. Keep thinking how it would look in other colour ways or using other cosmic products like the glitters and powders. This one is very traditional and looks fab!

TDQ Karen said...

Loved this when you demo'd it, really great card for my more traditional friends just the right amount of colour xx

sonja_w said...

A lovely Christmas card, that definitely would have pride of place on my mantelpiece. Gorgeous background and love the traditional wreath x

Aspiring crafter said...

Love this card Sue, the stamp is lovely and the way you have set it on the die.
Would be a fab card to receive - love your colouring in !
Have a great day ,

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. What a beautiful card. I like this one very much it's traditional with very clean lines the wreath is a must have. Will have to give this one ago. I think this one could be a very popular one to send.
Take Care.
Denise x

Virginia Davey said...

Morning Sue , traditional but elegant, love the die it's mounted on. Looking forward to the shimmer red berry glue coming and all the other goodies I bought from your shows. Have a good day everyone enjoy the sunshine sounds as thought we have a bit of the wet stuff on the way.

ANN BRACEY said...

I have always loved Christmas and looking at your beautiful cards they give me the push to get started again. Thanks Sue.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. A fabulous card (as usual), I really like how you have stamped the wreath and of course the bling around the edges.
Hugs to all in pain. Sue xxx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful Christmas card. I ordered this stamp and it arrived yesterday so will have a go at trying to make something similar, although it won't be anywhere near the quality of yours. A lovely summer morning here, it is going to be a hot day today, so lovely to see blue skies. Have a good day everyone.
Love and hugs to everyone.
Dawn Searle xxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
A truly elegant traditional Christmas card one that would take pride of place on the mantelpiece. I love the wreath stamp and the die you've used.
Hugs x
Heather T

Muriel Kelly said...

There are so many lovely ideas on this card. It is traditional and beautiful. Whoever wins this card is so very lucky. Good luck!

Muriel xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous. It would be so lovely to win it. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Eemeli said...

Fabulous! Love how the image and sentiment gets all the focus when
using white on white technique for the background. I think I might copy
your idea and create something similar. Hope it is okay...


Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Hope you are taking it easy now, you had such a busy w/e, after your return back to the uk!
Love the card, would love to receive this one!
Thinking of you all out there!
Gail Cx

Caroljsmith said...

Sue you really got me thinking of Xmas with this card at the weekend and had to buy the die it's so pretty . Carnt wait to get started with my friends jan and silv.

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card. Its never too early for Christmas. If I won this card it would take pride of place on my mantlepiece.

June said...

I was so tempted to get this wreath stamp from justrite - I will get it today when I go to my favourite craft shop as they stock them, or else I will put it on back order. Beautiful card Sue, thank you so much for sharing, and I hope the video recordings this week are going well. June xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, love the decoupaged holly and bow and pretty reflection die too.
Donna Jones

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue WOW this one is absolutely stunning. Its so amazing I love the white with a touch of colour. And I must say the dies you have used I love and there a must have. Sue you give us so much inspiration.

Take care Sue

Debs A xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love this traditional card, the wreath and ribbon are gorgeous, and the Reflective Moments and the Fancy Framed Tags Two die cuts work beautifully : ) Thanks for telling us about the red Sparkle glue. I wonder how many people don't pick up the Cosmic Shimmer Red Berry Sparkle glue thinking it is labelled wrong, due to the pink colour in the bottle?
I hope you have managed to grab a little rest Sue.
Pam, daily hugs to you. Stay positive about Robbie.
Hugs for Norah, Jean,Gail, Tina, yorkielass, Lynda and all in need.
My goodness Norah, you have got long hair, I can see why you could cut off 6 inches. Hope your hills are clear, the weather is meant to be on the turn but it is beautiful here this morning!
Yvonne Masterman, if you are desperate to spritz before you can get a proper spritzing bottle use your steam iron spray (it works without turning the iron on!) hope that helps you : )
have a good day everyone.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A very elegant looking card - I just wish I was that good at colouring in.
Beverley W

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Such a beautiful card I love Christmas cards. I think I will have to get the frame and the wreath, so lovely . love Jean Z xxxx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
I loved this cArd when I saw it on your show.
Can't wait to receive the Bells of Christmas and the CS PVA I managed to find a set of 7 that had the Berry Sparkle - so once received I will be busy making my Christmas cards on the same theme as this beautiful card.
Thank you for your hard work and inspiration.
Sheila x

jackie williams said...

What a beautiful card, I've been watching on C&C this week and have to say you do make amazing cards I'm totally hooked.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Today's Card is a True "Wowser") I don't think that word is in the dictionary but I mean it's, Stunning, Awesome, Fantastic, Rich, Extremely Opulent, and very very Beautiful, and I'd oh so Love to be The Wednesday Card Gift Winner!
I Just Love The Christmas Wreath Stamp from JustRite, I would use my Copics to Colour so I would have to use a different Ink Medium to Stamp mine out, to prevent bleeding when colouring.
I Loved how you Stamped a second image then used certain items to Decoupage and once you coloured your Fabulous Bow, then on the Decoupaged Bow you used "The Awesome Cosmic Shimmer Red Berry Sparkle Glue" this product is truly amazing!
Not Forgetting around the outside of the image where you have placed Iced Snow Just Beautiful.
I ordered my Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Glue, from Joanna Sheen with other Colours from The Range, I Love The Sentiment and Beautiful Font on your Card.
Sue Thank you so very much For Every Thing, Your Truly Amazing! Thank You For The Beautiful Cards that you produce for us, A Huge Thank You From Me For Sharing and the Daily Inspiration you give to me!
I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate it, Thanks For The Great Photography, and This Wonderful Blog
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All!

PharmacyMichele said...

Great christmas card-one anyone would love to receive.


Diane said...

Hi Sue a very pretty card today I loved it when I saw it on TV . I had to have a closer look because I thought you had stuck extra dies onto your frame but it was just me! I hadn't realised just how pretty the tranquil moments frame is! Oh no that's another one on my wish list!!! Thank you for the link to Nigel's new book I knew it was due to be released soon but hadn't got round to looking for it yet. I really enjoyed the first one as a great summer read so will download this one too. Have a great day. Love Diane G xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Simply STUNNING! I love this card. The white is so elegant and the wreaths colour really does "pop". So glad you told us about the pink glue that turns red! The bow looks gorgeous done this way. Would love to win this. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all who need one.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Hi, Sue another lovely card.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This is my kind of Christmas card! It is so traditional but with a modern twist. Like the look of the red berry sparkle on the bow - I have the holly berry sparkle but not this one.
Steph hope you're ok and that your lovely daughter is feeling better, I'm sure she will be ok on the Big Day. Have a wonderful day today , but don't tire yourself out for tomorrow! Norah really like your IDE of the hills being for the clouds to have a rest on - what a lovely picture! Tandy, hope things are better with you, but you are still in thoughts and prayers - sending you an extra special hug along with one to Pam too. Lynne hope you are ok and that pesky critters aren't causing too much havoc. Lindsay hope foals and stallion are ok. To all of my crafty family and friends, have a lovely day and love to you all. Love Alison xx

Joan D said...

Saw yor demo with this card and it looks even better with the close up. Very traditional wreath card. Really love it xx

Brooke b said...

Love this card it really makes my picture a tradtional christmas. With the tree decorated and all the decorations up. JB xxxx

Nadine in Spain said...

Beautiful card, Sue. I saw you demonstrate this one on Create and Craft and was glad you mentioned that the Shimmer Red Berry Sparkle Glue dries to a deep red colour. As you said, it does look quite pink in the bottle so I hadn't purchased it previously. It really is a beautiful red and I've just ordered some for my Christmas cards! Thanks!

Nadine x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful traditional card,love the wreath it is so beautiful.
Pam hope that your nephew is improving,thinking of you and your family.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is lovely, saw you demo this card and was impressed with the way you coloured it in. By using the pens with water it's a much smoother look. And that red bow is just GREAT!
Lucky person indeed who wins this beauty.
Hugs, Rose

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Such a beautiful, traditional card. Love the wreath, the iced snow really sets the glamour look to the card as well as the die. Just beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I've just bought Nigel's new novel for my Kindle, thank you for the 'heads up'.
I adore this card, loved it on tv, and was enthralled with your colouring, I am going to adopt your tip for colouring and I will definitely be trying this one, I love it !!
The winner will be a very lucky person to get this card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Nanny Jo said...

Hi Sue... a really traditional Christmas card today... bright and cheerful. It's lovely! Jo xx

ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
from a very sunny and warm Burgundy here in France.
Thank you for today's gift. It's definitely one that's going into my file of 'C.Inspiration from Sue'. I bought the Christmas Bells stamps so I am so looking forward to starting my cards using your dies. I just know they will look so much better with a touch of Sue Wilson.
Well I'm here and settled in = unpacked and yes there were one or two packages which were not mine but I had the most beautiful surprise - An Ebosser Machine appeared out !! My hands/fingers are getting so tired/painful that turning my GC to get folders etc through is quite difficult so my lovely lovely other half decided that it was time that I had some help! What can I say other than I'm so spoilt sometimes. Thirty two years and he still can surprise me.
Sue I've just got the most perfect space here for your beautiful piece of art so I've got all crossed that will cross.
Hope everyone is OK and that no accidents etc have happened between Sunday and today. Take care an see you all tomorrow.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

'morning,lovely card, very effective, simple and elegant. Thanks Sue. Mabex

Victoria said...

I enjoyed your demo of this card Sue, love the stamp and the colours. Quite traditional as you say, and the shimmer glue on the ribbon part is lovely. Much nicer than any ready made toppers!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue,

I love this wreath there is so much you can do with it. Very classic. I would love to win it. Hope the video shoot is going well.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...


ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue. Love the iced snow border, that touch of black makes it pop out. I am personally not into colouring but guess it would work embossing the wreath.
ElizabethS x

Annie said...

Morning Sue. This card was one of my favourites on your shows, I love it! The wreath is gorgeous against the white.
Have a good day all
Hugs Annie

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue really like this one, saw you demoing it at the weekend and my good friend Carol bought the die so that we can have a go at making our own. I bought the cosmic shimmer glitter glue so looks like we are in for some fun. Went a bit mad and bought load of other stuff too but that's another story. Thanks for sharing.xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous Christmas would love to receive this.

Anonymous said...

A really lovely Christmas card, Sue, so elegant with just the right amount of bling. As Clare W says, 6 months to go, frightening or what?!
My last year's resolution to do a few a week from this point on went to pot, will try to do better this year.

'P' in Wales

Steph - hope you and your 'little girl' have a magical day tomorrow.
Tandy - keep strong and feel the good wishes coming your way.

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, I will be starting my Christmas cards soon.
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, a truly stunning, elegant Christmas card, the die behind the wreath really sets it off but at the same time doesn't detract from the image.Hugs Carole Z X

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. What a beautiful elegant card. The wreath is just lovely coloured in. The whole thing is just gorgeous. Whoever wins is a very lucky winner. Thank you Sue for sharing your ideas with us and for your generosity. Hugs Heather.x

Aquarius said...

Love that traditional wreath stamp and the way you've layered the elements brings it to life. The beautiful die cuts show it off to perfection.

CHERYL brown said...

A traditional elegant for today. Enjoyed watching you demo it on C&C hugs Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes. Seems very strange admiring C cards on a beautiful sunny day in June (especially in Bolton) LOL !
I loved this when you show cased it the weekend, and I love it now. How that red sparkle makes it POP, wonderful, and on the top of my 'finishing touches' list for C.
I will catch up with your beautiful blog when we return Friday after watching our daughter make her vows to her wonderful husband. Im going to be a blubbering mess !

Pam, my thoughts are with you, your nephew and all your family at this tence time.
Tandy - xxx

To anyone who is in pain, feeling low or lonely I send my love and cuddles.
Have a good day Sue and thank you for all you do for us.

Hugs and love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card xx hazel

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card that I would love to display prominently
In my house at Christmas, very elegant.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

carol edwards said...

Lovely Christmas card Sue, maybe suit other occasions in different colours. Love the dies, so elegant. Take care everybody x

Debbie Tinks said...

Sue i loved this card when you demoed it on c/c I ordered the set on the show and am going to make them for my christmas cards .. So would love to win this to see close up how to do it ...

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Another beautiful card. Thank you.

Roz x

Patricia Youdell said...

Such a beautiful card. It inspires me to start my Christmas crafting
Pat x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A stunning Christmas card, I am looking for ideas for my 'special' cards that will be hand delivered, I have a few ideas for the ones that will be posted as they need to be kept flatish.
Love and hugs to all Wilsonettes
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.
Lovely card. Just my idea of what a Christmas card should be. The wreath is beautiful. Me thinks I have to have it.
Love Val in Spain x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card ,i love this Christmas Wreath
Take Care
Elaine H X

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a beautiful christmascard here too Sue. You just makes the most wonderful creations always.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a traditionally elegant card...loved it when I saw it on C&C and love it even more having had a closer look. It's gorgeous! have got my fingers crossed.

Love Sheila xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous elegant Christmas card I love it. I cannot wait for the dies and the sparklies to arrived so I can have a play.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a stunning card, it is not Christmas without a wreath! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Hazel said...

Sue, your card is very elegant and gorgeous. It would grace anyone's home at Christmas. Hazel xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous and glittery, love the pop of the wreath colours against the white

Marion said...

Hi Sue what a lovely Christmas card ,would have centre place on the fireplace.
Marion H

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Christmas isn't really Christmas without a wreath and this one is beautiful and as for the bow ... it is gorgeous . Someone is going to be a very lucky person. Hugs. Pauline A. X

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone. Such a beautiful Christmas card today!!
The Red Berry Sparkle glue adds the festive touch to the beautiful wreath.
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes health and happiness. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Just beautiful, loved this one when you showed it on C&C. I do like traditional for Christmas so this really appeals to me.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Just beautiful, loved this one when you showed it on C&C. I do like traditional for Christmas so this really appeals to me.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card. Sooooo pretty. One lucky lady who wins it. Good luck everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card and one I know several people, including myself, would want on our mantelpieces. I love the contemporary cards but have a soft spot for tradition.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Love this card very traditional the wreath is gorgeous.
Love the glitter glue these I think need a new home with me...
The die is stunning also.
Amanda x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue A beautiful Christmas card today - would love to win it
Denise X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I loved this card when I saw it on C&C, it is such a beautiful and traditional one. I love the die you have used. Don't know anyone who would not want to win it! Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Sue, you always give us such lovely ideas! I love the colours you've used too. Hope you're catching up with sleep after the jet lag!! Hugs Nicola Turner xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is so elegant, love the wreath, your colouring is amazing and the Red Berry Sparkle glue really pops. Had an email that one of my orders is on its way, sooo excited. Thank your for the link to Nigel's new book, am reading Trinity now, had it ages just been in JP mode for awhile. Hope you are having time to rest a little.
Pam hugs to you and hoping that Robbie is improving, thinking of you both.
Tandy gentle hugs to you.
Steph hope that you and your daughter are feeling better, enjoy your day together and will be thinking of you both tomorrow on her wedding day, you will both look beautiful, you and Mr L will b so proud, keep the tissues handy.
Lynne M where are you, hope you are OK, hugs to you, Tilly and Cully.
Lyndsay missing you too, gentle hugs to you and hope the stallion and foals are OK.
Daily hugs to Tina, Norah, Mrs B, Jean D, Margaret corgi owner, Cazzie, Julie L, Lynda, Magpie, Myra and of course our lovely Sue.
Janet (Echo) what a lovely surprise, happy die cutting, your husband is so thoughtful, bless him.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Anne Crawford said...

One of my favourite cards you demoed, I love the wreath stamp and how you coloured it and decopaged it a little ,also love the cosmic shimmer sparkle on the bow, just gorgeous!
Thinking about you Pam and your nephew ,hope you get some good news soon.
Hugs to all xo

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
This is a beautiful card and I love it, but I love Christmas, it brings back so many happy childhood memories.
I have used a similar wreath stamp, done it on shrink plastic and made the card a door, complete with recipients door number. Very effective. But I must admit yours is prettier.
Have a good day everyone, if you can.
Love xx

gwen70 said...

I adore this card Sue and would love to win it

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Very elegant and tasteful Christmas card you've given us today, I loved it on C &C, it's even better seeing it on your blog, the Bells of Christmas stamp is just gorgeous and the Cosmic Shimmer Red Berry Sparkle glue is to die for.

Take care, love Brenda xxx

STEPH hope you and your daughter are feeling better, enjoy the big day, I know you and Mr L will be very proud of your girl.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Super card, traditional but not old fashioned. Must get some of the iced snow.
Have a great day.
Ang x

SHARICA said...

This card is so Awesome, Anyone would love to win this .. xx

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue, this card has it all! Bling,tradition and a POP of colour.
Carole x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Simply Gorgeous - love this wreath and I think I have to get it now after watching you using it.
Carol x

utilitygirl said...

Really lovely card Sue might attempt something similar for my daughter for Christmas this year, always stuck for an idea and this is great x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sue, a really beautiful Christmas card, I stil like the traditional images and your design and colours are so lovely, hugs Kate x

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Love this card. That bow really stands out and compliments the stamp and background. X

lilygee said...

Good Morning Sue and All,

The wreath looks gorgeous and as if it was made for that die - it frames it beautifully. I saw it on C&C but never realized how nice it is. I don't know if you did any demos with it Sue - I missed some of the programmes that we're not on Freeview. all the Christmas cards were stunning, particularly those with the Justrite stamped backgrounds.

Do hope you get some good news soon Pam - thinking
of you

Janice Wallace said...

Loved this one when I saw it on TV. Your Christmas cards have been great, very classy!! Sorry I havn't had much time to comment recently, still manage to check in every day though.
Cheers to all who need cheers and hugs,
Janice W

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Loved this when I saw it on TV so the pva red berries had to jump into my basket lol. Stunning card as always.
Love Jan x x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
What really beautiful C card that you have made for us today. I love the beautiful background all in white with the tiniest of layers of gold underneath just daring to show slightly as if it is being shy. The wreath stamp is so lovely and vibrant when all coloured up and selectively layered upon. Stunning, that is what today's card is as it is oh so beautiful. Oh i have my fingers crossed today for this one as i am sure are quite a number of others on the blog. I love the new die, but way out of my price range, so will definitely have to wait for that one, but it will be worth the wait. Thank you Sue for the inspired inspiration that you have put up for us today.
Teeny bash wants me to go into town again and being honest i think she will be going herself as i am so tired from yesterdays visit albeit that i got a scooter in there. The distance from the car park to the scooter office is a marathon in itself as trying to get over at the lights is more than 2 turns of the lights to get across. 7 seconds is what it gives to cross, well i gave up marathon running after the 3rd fall down the stairs. It is utterly impossible for even the fittest amongst us to make it within the time allotted.
Frances (Fluffycat) where do you live that you can see that i am not havering in my weather reports from the Costa de Glenochil. It is that bit colder here today and i don't see hilt nor hare of the sun. I think someone forgot to tell it that it is the summer.
Pam, i am really trying to send healing vibes to young Robbie, i truly hope that it is his body protecting itself the now with the no movement and that he does come quickly back to full health. You are in my hopes and prayers for him.
Steph, i hope that your daughter is feeling a bit better today as we want her to enjoy every bit of her big day tomorrow. Perhaps she just needs her mum which will in itself will make her a lot better. I hope you are taking it a bit easier today so that you can have as much energy as possible for tomorrow. Sending your baby girl some warm cuddles to try and get her better.
Janet (Ecco), me thinks he doth protest too much at your essentials that you had to pack when he is obviously needing you to have them with you when you find your beautiful surprise. Please can he give my hubby some lessons on how to be wonderful and understanding about my life line, as yours for all his protestations about what you take with you is obviously with yours. I don't think my hubby realises just how lonely it is when stuck in the house all day. Anyway i wish you more health than you have the now to use your lovely surprise flower and i think Mr Ecco deserves a great big cuddle for his thoughtfulness.
Hope you all have a lovely day even if the sun isn't shining outside, let it shine out from inside. Gentle hugs for our fragile friends that need or want them for any reason.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Samantha Dalton said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card. You have inspired me I have always wanted to do a wreath card but its never clicked before will definitely give it a go now.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A lovely traditional card today. The colours of the wreath are so gorgeous and anyone would be over the moon to receive this one for the weekly card giveaway or Christmas?
Love Lesley S

Alison D said...

Love this card. Saw you demo it on one of your weekend shows and would love to win this card. Have to admit, I would love to win all of your cards! Even if I don't like the card itself, I always learn something new. Hope you have a great day whether crafting or relaxing. Love and hugs, Alison D x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Loved this card when i saw it on C&C , of course i would like to win it.

Hope you manage to get some 'down time' in the next few weeks.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Unknown said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful inspirational card, must get the Christmas box out.
Best wishes to all.
Susan McG x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, very classy. Take care. Claire

Pippa said...

I really like the way the colourful wreath pops off the card with the contrast against the white frames.

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue,
another stunner of a card. Anyone would love to win this card. Hope you are having a bit of rest now!!
Thanks for the video yesterday, will be try the flowers later today on a 70th birthday.
Well have a good day everyone. Susi xx

doreenj said...

What an elegant card, one I would be proud to send!!!!!

Doreen x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, absolutely loved it when you did it on C&C, the Cosmic Shimmer sparkle is going to be a must on everyone's must have list. I would love to win a card like this.

Steph good luck for tomorrow, I hope you and your daughter have a wonderful time, and the sun shines for both of you.

Pam I hope your nephew is progressing it may take some time, but you know we are thinking of you.

Take care everyone, Jess x

ladyweir said...

A beautiful card once again.

Lacelady said...

I'd be exceedingly proud to have that as a centre piece on my mantel Sue, what a beautiful Christmas card.

Lacelady said...

PS, Just bought Nigel's two books, I missed getting the first one.

Anonymous said...

I/we just want to say a big THANK YOU to all those wonderful Wilsonette friends that have left us such lovely caring genuin best wishes on our daughters wedding day tomorrow. With 1 very special young woman in our life and 9 miscarriages after her, it will be a very emotional day for us.
Thank you Sue for having SO many beautiful ladies here.
LS xxx

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and one I will do when I feel I should start my Christmas cards, not yet though! This one and the three layered stamping are my favourite so far, kind regards Janet k xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Loved this one on the show Sue:) Especially love the sparkle. Trying to get back to reading the blog properly but have the attention span of a goldfish...

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue what a lovely Christmas card. I'm really struggling to get my mojo going for Christmas cards so your cards lately have really helped. Beryl xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Love the card yes it is so traditional but stunning .. hugs sarah xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely Christmas card. Traditional red and green wreath combined with very elegant die cuting, gorgeous.

weefortune said...

GM Sue

Another beuatiful card, good luck to all. Elaine x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

I too loved this card when I saw it on C&C - it's beautiful - a traditional Christmas card is "right up my street!" Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful and elegant Christmas Card. The wreath is gorgeous. Someone will be very lucky indeed to win this card.
Thank you for all your inspiration.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

SusanP Kent said...

I really like this one too! Much as I'm not keen on talking Christmas at this time of year I'd be so happy to have this card. Your coloured wreath stands out beautifully on the coconut white and I just love the Reflective Moments die. I want one!

Marianna Hammer said...

What a gorgeous Christmascard. That would feel right at home here with me. xx

Jill Liddle said...

Definitly a card I would love.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous card! I love Christmas wreaths and always feel sorry when times comes to take it off the front door! Silly or what! This one is beautiful and for its size makes a real statement. I love the bow and yes - the Sparklle was a must have. Your colouring is beautiful and mounting it one layers of white really makes it pop. Thanks Sue, hope you not too tired. Take care x
Steph - hope you have a lovely day today with your daughter. It will be really special. Hope tomorrow goes without a hitch - and will pray the sun shines for you and on you! Hope your daughter is feeling better and hope you will feel the best you can tomorrow so that you can enjoy the day! Tissues are allowed! xx
Pam - thinking of you , Robbie and the family x
Sandra - Whew! Lol x
Clare - if you would like to tackle any more Craft Rooms we'll form an orderly queue. x
Janet - pleased you arrived safely and what a lovely surprise! Enjoy your new machine x
Lyndsay - hope you ok and all the horses , particularly the stallion with poorly leg x
Sending love to Norah, Julie Laz, Cazzie, Lynne, Tandy, Gail and anyone else who is having a hard time just now.
Love to all, Myra

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & friends,
I loved this card on the weekend, traditional, I love wreaths in both stamps and dies, you could put almost any embellishment on it to, little red sparkles ( flat back gems)! With the colour of the wreath set against the crisp white background it is just perfect! Thank you Sue x
Pam, you are I'm my thoughts, it is amazing what the body can cope with, I hope and pray that his determination and the amazing advances they have made in the world of medicine are working together to help your nephew make a full recovery!
Steph, I hope you can find time sit and relax and let your body catch up! How did your special card turn out? Your idea of the hanging guest book is brilliant idea, I would to see the results! I hope that you have the best day ever, don't forget your tissues x
Janet, what a lovely surprise, a very thoughtful husband you have there! I bet you can't wait to start playing, do you craft outside, it would seem such a shame to be in a beautiful place and be sat inside!
Cameeli, big cuddles to you my lovely, are you going to Ally Pally in September ?, I do hope so!
I had an idea....maybe we could ask Sue if we could have a table reserved for Wilsonettes, so that there would be a place that we all could meet up without walking round and wondering who was a 'Wilsonette' and who wasn't! What do you think ?
I have put some photos of my 'fur babies' on my blog so please feel free to have a peek!
Sam(smithard) hello my lovely, you sound very organised, with you hints and tips folders etc, very good idea!
I haven't read Nigel's novels, but I can imagine that they are full of 'divas' and drama! Maybe a good holiday read, light hearted with a good pinch of humour!
Norah, I am glad I am not the only one that finds being home alone, all day, every day difficult, I hate it, but not much I can do about it as I am pretty much 'housebound' unless somebody takes me out, I no longer have the confidence to venture out alone either!
Hugs to all my lovely friends on here, I value your friendship hugely!
Huge hugs to you all x
Sandra xxxxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Loved this when I saw it on screen. Will have to try to reproduce it! Love to all xxx

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card,really liked this when you did it on the show.
Love Angela x

Katielouise said...

This is such a beautiful card Sue.
The die cuts in white look so stylish.

Gorgeous card, love it.

I love the way you've coloured the wreath stamp, I've ordered some distress markers as I love the effects you get with them. Can you tell me which type of ink pad to you need to use with the distress pens please?

Maxine T said...

Love,love,love it. Sue you amaze me every day.

Alice G said...

I watched you do this one on your show and thought it was beautiful. The new glitter glue turned out fab.

Hugs Alice x

Neene said...

Stunningly beautiful. Many thanks for this and all the others you produce for us!!!! Neene

hotpotato said...

lovely card Sue.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Lovely Christmas card Sue. Beautiful stamp and I love the added sparkle - so Christmassy :-) Have a great day and hugs to all xx

Cathie Weary said...

Such a gorgeous card. It is always good to start planning those Christmas cards before the rush of the Holidays. Such an elegant card with just a touch of colour. You always give such inspiration to us all. Would love to win it. Cathie

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Really like the wreath.

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely wreath design, so festive. I used a wreath theme for my cards last year with the Spellbinders 3D embossing folder and some gilding waxes on black card. It was quite a dramatic look but I like to put a twist on a traditional style now and then, just for the giggles.

Robin said...

A lovely card Sue and a design that can easily be adapted to a non-christmas card. I must get my sprinkles out and use them!

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CraftyJo said...

Lovely :) Christmas in June, love it!

Donna said...

lovely card makes me want to make a start on christmas cards.
Donna Golby

karenlotty said...

Lovely card When au saw it on C&C I fell in love with it Very traditional but in a gentle way if that makes sense

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful Christmas card.The wreath stamp is gorgeous and love the bling. Anyone would love to own this card Good luck to everyone.
I haven't read any of Nigel's books I am more of a Stephen King-Dean Koontz reader but i wish him all the best with his book
Take care
Hazel G xx

terrie said...

Great looking card for the hoilday season...
Well done Sue

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, what a scary thought that it's exactly 6 months to Christmas Day today! A great early card though and I love the shimmer on the bow.I'm typing with my fingers crossed that I'm lucky enough to win this one :).
Thanks for the link to Nigel's new book. I've downloaded his first one but sadly haven't got to it yet amongst all my crime and mystery books. I'll go over and check his new one out though :)
Bejay x

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card I would really love to win this...Yvonne xxx

Rosietoes said...

Gorgeous traditional Christmas card Sue. Love the bling! x

Rosietoes said...

Gorgeous traditional Christmas card Sue. Love the bling! x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, love today's card - saw it on your shows! You will make someone very happy when they receive it! Thanks for your generosity, much appreciated!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
A truly magnificent Christmas card so beautiful, the colours are really gorgeous. Thank you so much Sue.

A really great video for yesterday, thank you so much for all you do for us, but please do take some well earned rest.

Pam thinking of you and your family, Tandy you are in my prayers sweetheart hang on in there.

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them especially Gail, Steph, Tina, Yorkielass and Norah.

Margaret corgi owner

Mary Blight said...

Hi Sue, how are you? WOW, WHAT A LOVELY CARD! Cannot believe we have all started crafting for Christmas! Your cards are stunning & give us all such inspiration! I would love the chance to win one of your cards, as they are so elegant & easy to follow! REALLY, REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU, NEXT WEEK! From, Mary Blight XXX

Susan White said...

I really do like traditional Christmas cards, so thanks for posting this one, and giving us a chance to win it!! The sparkle on the bow really does add something special! Thanks, Susan x

JackieCou said...

Lovely card and I suppose it is time to start thinking of Christmas crafting and not leave it too late like I usually do, you know a few weeks before! It would be great to win these to see it in detail and have it sat in front of me for inspiration! I've already downloaded Nigel's new book! x

Jayne S said...

Lovely traditional card , the stamp and dies work beautifully together. Thanks for sharing tnis with us.

Wendy from Scotland said...

A lovely card. Very elegant, love it
Wendy xx

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, I saw you make this card on C + C & emailed in to hopefully win it, but alas I didn't so I will try again, the card is of coarse lovely as are all your cards, you are brilliant sue a great teacher, full of inspiration , hugs vanessa

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Just popped back - forgot to say thank you for great video yesterday! Colours are lovely and the flowers really beautiful. Ordered the only set of dies from the Californian collection I didn't have as I use them all the time.
Thanks Sue,
Love Myra

julie laz said...

Hi sue, love the card, and would love to own it,
Thank you for all you do for us,
and having such a fantastic family blog,
Crafty hugs Julie xxx

To the fantastic Wilsonetts
Not having such a good day today,
I get so annoyed because I cannot craft and that's all I have left to do on my own.
But I always know there are people worse off than myself.
Pam massive hugs to you, hope your nephew gets well soon,
Linda your cards are beautiful, thank you for your good wishes,
Big hugs to everyone hope you all have a lovely day.
Crafty hugs Julie xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi,Sue and everyone! Love this card,it's beautiful! Maybe a bit early for Christmas but it comes around quick :) Still visiting family, will have more time to read your blogs when back home but until then I send hugs to one and all! Have a nice evening, Maria x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, loved this card on the show and even more now I can see it close up. I MUST get some of the CS sparkle glue :-)

Janet (Ecco) what a lovely husband you have, now you can get even more crafting done!

Norah - I am barely a mile away in Tullibody. I have a lovely view of the hills from my craft room (what was the spare room) and sometimes spend longer looking out of the window than crafting lol.

Fingers crossed that Lancashire has sunshine tomorrow for Steph and her daughter.


Leanne said...

Lovely card!

Lisa said...

Talk about "Addicted"! I can't wait every day to see what you come up with. I so enjoy your talent. Blessings, Lisa

Laura O said...

another fab card .Laura O

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Oh my this is a lovely card. Very traditional and yet with a lovely twist with all the die cutting behind it. Scrumptious! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,
Oh wow! Another stunning and elegant card! Love it a lot. Traditional with a touch of class and style.


Ivy x

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card today, simple but elegant.
I made my first Christmas card for this year today, I'm normally all 'done and dusted' by now!!
I'm waiting for this stamp to arrive and can't wait to have a go.

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

What a Beautiful elegant Christmas card which I would love to win!! Love the wreath and the fancy die underneath the wreath. Just enough bling to highlight the bow on the wreath.
Love your creativity Sue!

Lynn Hardy said...

This is a truly beautiful card and the JustRite wreath stamp is - well - just right!

Sanjay Soriano said...

Hi Sue, watched u do this card on C&C and just loved it. I wanted to buy all the stamps but was unable to for now. I'm hoping you will be at ally pally in September so I can save up and buy lots. Love all ur cards and die sets. When will u be back on TV or doing store demos down south?
Thanks again for another great make. I hope I can win a sue original

Hugs x

Sanjay & Barry

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the glittery bow. I enjoyed the demo of this one and would love to win it!
Veronique L

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Would love to be the lucky recipient of this masterpiece. It just screams that wonderful warmth of Christmas with the family to me. Have to admit was hooked on Nigel's first book and am well on the way with Addicted. Hopefully not long until Joanna's second book is also out. Thinking of you Sandra and how this blog brings people into your life although we don't all see each other. It is a wonderful way to share our great hobby thanks to Sue. Pam I hope each day brings improvement for your nephew. Norah what would we do without your input each day. Love to all Wilsonettes and hugs to any of you in need.
Vanessa x

Jane said...

Beautiful lovely crisp and clean love the sparkle on this one.

Jane xx

Pearl said...

Oh what a lovely card Sue, thank you for sharing it with us all.

More items to add to my wish list - hope Santa can cope!

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl.

Ivonka said...

I loved this card so much that I rushed off and bought the beautiful frame die. I'm really looking forward to receiving it and getting started on my Xmas cards!!!

Pearl - I'm not sure Santa will cope!!!

I saw the new 'Watch it Wednesday' on Facebook - good idea! I had a nice little interlude with a cup of tea when I settled down to watch it (it was the shaving foam technique).

Lots of hugs - Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Good morning everyone
I normally don't call a card a favorite because all cards have a special appeal to it, but this card is totally spectacular at least in my world of card making. Well done Sue!
Nicole (NM)

Chris Curry said...

Love this card Sue. I ordered the tranquil and reflection dies at the weekend and had an email today, they are on their way. I'm really looking forward to playing with them. Take care.Xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, beautiful card today, do love it. I an a little late with my comment today as I am back visiting friends in Cambridge. Love Jean xxx

Rosie said...

A beautiful wreath card, Sue. I love your colouring and would love to win

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oh WOW !! I saw you demo this card on c+c and absolutely loved it !! I think it is so Christmasy and gives you a nice warm feeling inside !! You just can't have Christmas without a wreath !! Very Traditional which is my favourite style when it comes to Christmas. It is a beautiful stamp but I have the SB wreath die so I will be sticking with that !! I just had to order the Elegant snowflake stamps though. I can't wait to try the triple stamping technique. I love the SB die that you have used for your background Sue, but I am waiting patiently for the release of your new dies. I still have a few months yet to collect Christmas goodies !! I still don't know if any of your dies will be Christmas ones or not !! This is just such a beautiful card Sue, and I would love to have the chance to win it !! I hope you will post some more Christmas cards from the weekend shows as I loved them all !! You are so inspirational Sue. Thank you so much for all you do.
Take care Sue, sending you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

To Pam. Sending you lots of love and hugs today. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time, love Tres x x x

To Tandy, Sending you lots of love and hugs to. I do hope things get better for you soon, love Tres x x x

To Sandra, I to am alone in the house all day, every day and you are so right, it is so lonely. I have been like this for nine years and two months now. I only go out if someone is with me. I am very lucky as my Mum and Dad live just around the corner in the next road and they often pop round to see me. I have two dogs and a cat and I just talk to them during the day but it is not the same as being able to talk to a real person !! I feel the same as you, I really value the friendship that I find from Sue's wonderful blog and it gets me through the day, every day. Wishing you lots of love and hugs, Tres x x x

To everyone on Sue's wonderful blog, I hope you all have a wonderful day today. Sending my love to you all, Tres x x x

dreamer said...

Such a nice warm card for christmas love the red bow It realy stands out hello christmas. Nice card Sue thanks
Regards Wendy

craftynanna said...

hi sue such a brilliant card as ever i love the christmas wreath just that pop of colour to make the card stand out, very elegant as always love j

Craftysusan said...

Absolutely in love with this card. More dies for me to add to my wish list. Thank you Sue, look forward to your cards every day.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card, love the Christmas wreath stamp think I will have to have that, and the sentiment stamps as well!!
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Esther Farquharson said...

Hi Sue What absolutely gorgeous card, I love it. This card makes me feel so warm inside and thoughts of mince pies cooking in the oven, Christmas carols playing and feeling nostalgic all over. You just keep inspiring me, thank you so much.

Luv Esther from the Highlands x

June Horrocks said...

Love love this card sue it's truly beautiful thank you for sharing you are one gifted lady love you. Dear steph have magical day tomorrow love June xxxxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue & lovely blog friends

I watched you demo this card at weekend, and that frame die is beautiful, Love the edging to your card. I have today started a card with glitter edging, I do love a bit of sparkle.

Pam, any more news about Robbie's progress, I really hope it is going in right direction. I think about him so many times through the day. Still picking things up for my son, it makes you want to protect them and keep them safe from all the bad things that happen in life. From all the love, prayers and best wishes sent from the ladies on Sue's blog, let him know we are all behind him for a speedy recovery. Big hugs to you, and his parents.

Steph, I know you won't read this till Friday, but what a fantastic day you have to enjoy tomorrow. I'm sure Lou will look like a princess, and you are going to look a beautiful mother of the bride, and Andy will hand her over to Craig with such pride. Will be thinking of you big time.X

Margaret, I hope you are feeling better today, and more able to talk to your little corgi's. The kittens are mental, they are now coming up to me more for cuddles, and I know it's such a difficult job to do after 2 hours of play I keep thinking I should be doing something more grown up. After feeding Summer with a syringe for over a week now, you would'nt believe the difference. Last night she was eating food of her own accord and meeow sounds more normal, and she is actually wanting to walk in the garden albeit a bit wobbly, but it's good news.

Sorry to ramble about my pets. X

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, the wreath is really pretty and is lovely decoupaged. There are a few new 5X7 spellbinders that I really want and Tranquil Moments is one of them. Have just ordered the Mystical Embrace and will get Tranquil Moments next time.
My husband has a cabin in the garden for his hobby which is Figure painting. He paints military figures from 6mm to 25mm. I have a craft room in the house so we both appreciate each others hobby. He doesn't complain too much about me buying craft items as he buys just as much for his hobby. I don't know what I would do without my card making and my dog, one keeps the brain exercised and the other the body. I have persuaded him to buy me a pup for my Christmas so it will either be another Bichon or a Border Terrier, I cant decide yet.

Cazzie D said...

A very regal looking card today. Love the new red glitter glue. Very Dorothy slippers.
Caz x

janet said...

I do like this card. The wreath stamp is very versatile. I got the glue today -now to get the stamp!!
BTW Hated Nigel's first book so won't be getting the second -sorry!

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card. Love and hugs to all.

Joanne K said...

Evening Sue, a really gorgeous card. I thought I could resist all the new stamps but I really do like this one. May have to give in. Hope the recording of the new series is coming along ok. Kind regards Joanne K x

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and everyone.
Wow oh Wow is it this time of year
creeping up on us crafters again.
Well this card is gorgeous and has given me the inspiration to get cracking, although I wasn,t at home for your shows I know that I catch up as I taped them all, the only thing I can,t do is purchase the goodies so I will have to wait im afraid.
hope everyone is ok today
From Christine C and Ella

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