Monday, 28 July 2014

Christmas Bells

 Hello there my crafty friends!  I know that brown isn't your usual colour choice, but sometimes you jut have to step out of your comfort zone and try something new I say!  I started by stamping the Bells of Christmas stamp by Justrite using a Walnut Stain distress ink pad.  Ordinarily, I would not advise stamping with distress inks as the results are not always favourable, but I used it so that I could draw the ink in to colour with.  I used a paintbrush loaded with water and pulled the ink into the background of the image, leaving the actual bells unpainted.  I covered the piece with a sticky adhesive sheet then lined up my matching Vintage Labels Two die over it by holding it up to the light.  I cut it out then peeled the backing paper off and coated it with Rock Candy Distress  Stickles Dry Glitter.  I cut a Tranquil Moments die out of milk card and a Divine Eloquence die to mat my piece on top.  For my background, I inked my Quilted Flower folder with Walnut Stain Distress ink and letterpressed it on to kraft card for a tone on tone look.  I cut a wider piece of milk card and used the sentiment stamp from the set and Antique Linen to stamp the edge.  I added final milk and kraft mats and dotted the edge with Ivory PVA glue dots.  I tied a messy bow out of chalk seam binding and added a brown Dazzler as an embellishment.  The finished dimensions are 7" x 7 3/4" in size.  All for now,
 Sue x














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Pam said...

Good morning Sue and everyone, love todays stunning card. Really lovely.
Happy Birthday Cameeli, hope you are having a ball.
Steph, hoping that the market went so well that you are off today for a spend spend spend in your craft shop.
To all getting ready to go on holiday, enjoy, I am so envious.
Love and hugs to all Wilsonettes x

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and everyone, well the start of another week and here is Sue reminding us that we should be starting on our Christmas cards and oh wow what a lovely card, I would never have thought of putting those colours together, the stamp looks fantastic, thanks Sue. Well hope everyone stays safe, Healthy and Happy, have a great day June Smith xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I love the subtle colours of your card
Pat x

Angela Wade said...

Good Morning Sue and Fellow Wilsonettes.
I love the letterpress technique on this card. It's so effective with the Quilted Flower embossing folder. Love the bells stamp too, which I have.
I Will have to make a start on my Christmas cards and use my new stamps!!!

Happy Birthday Cameeli !

Had some much needed rain here.

Hugs and Best Wishes to all.

Angela in S. Wales Xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Only you could think of making a Christmas card using these colours lol. But Wow! It looks fabulous I love it when you make us think out of our comfort zone.
Happy birthday Cameeli
Hugs x
Heather T

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a very unusual card, I love the bells stamp and the card and colours used, and think I need the stamp as it would be perfect for my Christmas cards. Have a fab Monday everyone. Bx

Jan.moogie said...

Out of my comfort zone here I come
if my cards turn out half as well
your work will be done
I'm a poet and didn't know it he he
Love the card Sue. xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card and the colours are so different for christmas. Dont have the bells yet lol but could always use a stamp that i have. Have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Anonymous said...

ANOTHER Work of art. Thank you Sue.Mabex

Lilian said...


Hi sue, very beautiful card, so different ,makes a lovely male card for someone special. Lilian

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
Love the colours on this card!
Subtle and I love kraft card.
XxRuth

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
maybe the card could be adapted for a Christmas wedding, I like it a lot, looks great. x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you nothing wrong with Brown what colour is chocolate?, we get plenty of it at Christmas.
Beautiful card. Happy Birthday Cameeli. Take care all Kitty

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another fabulous card using a colour most people wouldn't think about using but wow it looks great! Love Jean xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Thanks for the tip on using distress inks to stamp with, unusual colour combo today but it works so well.
Happy birthday Carmeeli, I hope New York is everything you'd wished for. Steph, I hope that the market went well, I know what you mean about that craft shop in Leeds, I could spend a fortune in there! Little Mix was "loud" but at least my daughter enjoyed it. Definitely not my cup of tea but as parents we do things to make our kids happy don't we? I remember when we were young my mum used to play french cricket with us (and all the kids from our street) against our house wall, I'm sure it's the last thing she felt like doing after a day at work but she did it anyway.
Happy crafting, Sue xxx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Love this card -it's good to see a different colours - and get out of the comfort zone!!
Thank you for giving us all some inspiration!!
Thundering at the moment... Hope it doesn't pour down just when I'm ready to leave for work.
Sheila x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
I love the colour combo, it is so different and striking. The bells look so pretty. It is actually raining here this morning which I know the gardens need, but quite a shock as it wasn't forecast. But all the better for crafting lol. Have a great week everyone.
Love Jan x x

Joan D said...

Yes Sue,you are right,not a colour combo I would ordinarily put together,but how unusual it is. A beautiful card is the end result. Have a great day x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love this colour combo, I am one who finds mixing colours tricky but I go back and look at your blog when I have colours I'm not sure about.
Happy birthday Cameeli hope your enjoying your time in NY
My daughter had a look through the blog and told me that another Tina won the card giveaway so congratulations to you.
Steph hope the market went well.
I'm hoping I can borrow the laptop so I can read through all the comments properly as not easy on phone and I keep loosing the page.
Pam not long to go for you now and if your like me putting your foot in a lovely bath will be heaven, hope Robbie is doing well.
Norah I am looking forward to reading all your comments I must have missed lots not being able to read everyones comments on my phone.
Wishing everyone a happy Monday and hope the weather is kind to you all
Love an d big hugs to everyone and a huge thank you for all the wishes I am getting there and having all my friends in blog land has been just the medicine a Doctor cannot prescribe
So a huge thank you all.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x x

Anne Crawford said...

I think this card has the gentleness of a bygone era about it which is charming and beautiful , I love the tranquil moments die and the bells stamp also the letterpressed background , it's really lovely.
Happy Birthday Cameeli, hope you've had a wonderful time!
My daughter and my two grandchildren Archie 8years and Marsaili 5 and a half years are coming up from Edinburgh to stay for two weeks today, so I hope the sunshine returns and they can enjoy the beach, but they'll have fun with their cousins up here regardless, so I better get a move on and get some ginger nuts and shortbread made!
Hope you had a profitable day at the market Steph .
Hugs to all xo

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A lovely Christmas card that is in a colour that I wouldn't have thought of using. It looks beautiful and like Clai01 I thought it could make a great Christmas Wedding card with a change of sentiments. And it would also be great for the men, without the bow. Great card, thanks Sue: )
Happy Birthday Cameeli. Hope you are having a great time : )
Sending hugs to you Sue, Pam and Robbie, Norah, Sandra, yes you certainly do have two gorgeous young ladies, Pat, all of my special friends and all in need. Take care.

Maria Illsley said...

Great card sue,just love the tone on tone look xxxx

Marion Bull said...

What lovely car and how you confound me Sue. I would have told you that I wouldn't like that colour way but it is delightful! Thank you for even more inspiration! Happy day everyone and hope life is being kind to you all.
Marion B xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I do like using Brown. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

ang said...

Lovely card,don't really like brown but this is stunning and I love the way you have coloured your stamped image angxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for today's gift. You've given me another idea re my C.cards for this year. I have already decided that this stamp set was to be one of my designs for this year as it's not too big and I think I can manage to stamp this size. I've already been experimenting with the focal part by stamping in perfect medium and then eboss with silver/gold; so seeing today's gift has helped.

So as you can see I am really in love with today's gift and as you say the colour is not what we would think of it really works.

Norah -thank you for the tip re card to ink. I shall be having a go that way round. I'm OK with small stamps but when it get to the larger ones oh dear just step away because when I just cannot get it right after a few times everyone near gets to know about it! Hope the shed expedition was a success and that all is calm in your castle.

Sandra- I tried yesterday but failed miserably so here goes:-
I assume you travel A26 to A1 to Paris. We then take the N104 the Francilienne around leaving it for the A6. We then leave the A6 for the A77 and down to Nevers. We are 45kms away from there in a tiny hamlet called. Marigny. Hope the idea of another route around Paris may help. It's busy but no where near as through.

TOB - so pleased you had an outing on your scooter. My Mum was in a wheelchair for 40years and when Dad left us she bought an electric one. Oh boy did she have fun - I could never guarantee that she would be in when I called because despite all her problems she really lived as she wanted to. She insured it so that if anything happened (if someone walked into her etc)all was OK and it never went fast enough for her!! She was the most wonderful Mum and I know that's where my determination comes from.
My children grew up with Nan in a chair and they used to dress it up putting flicker things and go faster stripes on her spokes and doing wheelies with her.
Enjoy the freedom it gives you but also take care.

Hope everyone is OK today. We have had two glorious days and now back to stairrod rain but so what crafting can be done anywhere! See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Carole Z said...

HI Sue, now you say brown isn't a usual colour choice, but it's one of my favourites (probably why I like autumnal cards so much). This card is right up my street, stunning! Hugs Carole Z X

Lesley Cann said...

What a great card in a colour I would not even think of doing my xmas cards with but it really works.

Muriel Kelly said...

A colour choice I would not usually make butl you make it look beautiful, thank you for showing how to think outside the square and be a bit more daring.

Muriel x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - very vintage in feel today and unusual - I like it alot. Haven't quite got round to making a C card yet but getting v. close! got a bday card to finish today and then maybe I will get that urge with this cooler weather.
Rgs
Clare W

sonja_w said...

Might be a little different, but I love it. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Morning Wilsonettes.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cam - have the best birthday ever in New York. Wow, what memories you are making. Sending birthday xxx's to you hon.

Oooooo, its letterpress, at first I thought it was some paper from your stash ! Its beautiful, and I agree with the comment from my Wilsonette sister, a lovely Male card. I lurrrve the sparkle coming off the dry stickles, Im not sure Ive heard of that product but its lush.
Added a few more pennies to my little red tin yesterday, thank you for all your support, its SO kind of you to think of me. Have quite a few more cards to make before the next market, as I have to make a few for the same occassion to offer choice, and in 2 sizes, do I make extra work for myself or am I doing it right ? If anyone here does a craft market Id be interested to know how you deal with making at least 8 cards for the same celecration - for want of a better word : /
Unfortunatly, today isnt the day for me to start another cardathon, as Im off to Leeds for my spine injection. A bit nervy as its close to the nerve so for safety reasins, its done under ultra sound guidance, so that they miss going near the most important nerve in the body ! So another day wasted not being able to sit at my craft table ! Grrr frustrating.
I always 'slip' into one of my fav craft stores when Ive had an appointment at Leeds, I go into my crafting heaven, walk round smiling, stroking, and making weird little noises of joy, but not today boohoo - oh well, its saving me a few pennies to spend at my little craft heaven shop, better it go towards these little shops that struggle, as without my little shop Id have nowhere other than the robdog big shops or internet !

Yep, Ive done it again, Mrs Ramblepants has rambled (nerves) so I'll send love, smiles and positive thoughts to my special delicate friends.
To all in Sue Land - have a lovely day whatever your plans.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue brown is not a colour I would have used for Christmas cards. It has a vintage feel -love the letterpress effect.
Denise X

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue brown is not a colour I would have used for Christmas cards. It has a vintage feel -love the letterpress effect.
Denise X

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. I really like the colours on this card. I think it looks quite vintage which is something I really like. Thanks again Sue. Hugs Heather.x

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and all the wonderful Wilsonettes
Happy birthday CMeeli, I hope that you enjoy New York as much as my sister and I did when we took a trip there.
Loving this Brown colour Sue, it looks like sepia. I have this stamp and love it. A truly beautiful card, thank you.
We had a huge thunderstorm here last night, with some much needed rain, so it is a little cooler, but still warm.
Have a good day everyone and hugs to those who need them.
Dawn Searle xxxxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, what a fabulous Christmas
card would never have thought to use brown for Christmas but it really works and the bell stamp is gorgeous.
Nancyd xx

Aquarius said...

Beautiful - this colourway works so well

Brooke b said...

Goo morning, would never have thought of usinf brown for a Christmas card. This does work as the card is gorgeous. JB xxxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, the bells on this card are so beautiful as this all the card and eveything just goes together so well x

AnneRD said...

Lots of different elements to this card Sue. The colours are lovely and the finished card is so effective. Anne x

Angela H said...

Love the blend of colours. Unusual but work well together.

Angela H said...

Love the blend of colours. Unusual but work well together.

Jayne S said...

Love the colour is it gives a vintage look to the card. Letterpress technique shows off the folder beautifully. Great card.

Gail said...

Morning all,
Not so sure about this one Sue! I can't get my head around the colour for Christmas. Maybe it will grow on me.
Happy Birthday Cameeli .
Gail C x

Rach83 said...

This is very unusual and I like it a lot! Your die cut background is stunning. The tone on tone colour gives a very elegant finish. I love the composition - so much to see.

Rachel x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I just love the colour and the card, The background is so beautiful, I have the folder for this. love Jean Z xxx

Annie said...

Morning Sue, this is beautiful, the colours make it look almost vintagey and I so,love how you've done the bells and the background. Unusual and gorgeous, as always.
Happy week everyone!
Annie x

cr@fty said...

Steph sending you love and hugs xxxx
Heather T

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
Sue, this is just a beautiful, subtle card, with colours which I wouldn't have thought to use for Christmas. It just shows, give it a try, you don't know how things will turn out.
I hope everyone is as well as can be in body and mind, love xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

That is stunning and I love the colour combination very much. It's very subtle. This design would also make a lovely wedding card.

Anonymous said...

I would never have thought of using brown but this card is fabulous.

Take care

Claire

doreenj said...




who would have thought of using brown for a Christmas card?? Only Sue, that's who!!!

A lovely card, Sue,


Doreen x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card I love the colour combo it is stunning so unusual really like this one for a Christmas card.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Writing this in the middle of a thunder storm that has gone on since 5am. I love this card, and it is good to step out of your comfort zone every so often. It has a lovely vintage feel about it. I hope everyone has a good week.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card, Sue, an elegant and 'grown up' colourway and design. Love it all. May go down the brown route myself!

'P' in Wsles

HB Cameeli - have a great day.

Marion said...

Hi Sue not sure on the brown but like the concept of the card but the bow is still too big for me as you no by now ,I think they take over.
Marion H

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Not too sure of the colours but I love the card! Think I'll have to get the stamp now - more money!!
Steph, hope the trip to hospital goes well and that you get some relief with the injection. Pleased that the market went well too. Cameeli happy birthday hope New York is everything you wanted it to be. Got to dash, off to Norfolk now - love and hugs to everyone in need of them. Love Alison xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous. Love all the techniques you have used here, the result is gorgeous.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Glennis said...

Stunning card - but an unusual colour choice!

Lorna said...

Hi Sue,
I love the brown and use brown and cream quite a lot. Stunning card
Lorna

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue from a ferry heading for France. A beautiful Christmas card. Not sure about the colours definitely out of my comfort zone.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great card and technique with the distress ink too.
Donna Jones

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
What a different Christmas card. Love the subtke colours although it would still stand out on anyones mantlepiece.
Have a great day.

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue and all, not used that colour combo before - must give it a try! This is such a beautiful card today Sue & yes I do like the unusual colours used!
Janette xx

gwen70 said...

Not a colour I would normally use but I will give it a try as your card is beautiful

MaggieMac said...

I just love this card - oops sorry morning everyone! I have to try this one today .
Best to all of the wilsonettes!

Alice G said...

Morning Sue, what a gorgeous centrepiece! I think the card is stunning and I like the brown and cream together but honestly, I don't think I would be brave enough to use that colour combo for a Christmas card. I think this would look stunning in plum colour for Christmas. Totally loving the idea of how you drew the ink from the stamped image leaving the bells clear. I'm gonna try that very soon. You are such a genius Sue, I am always amazed at what you come up with.

Hugs Alice xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the soft letterpressed background, very subtle. Lovely to see a different colour for Christmas cards

SHARICA said...

Morning Sue ... This is so pretty .. I Love Christmassy stuff :)

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
This card is super,love it, haven't got the stamp but it is on my wish list.Will have to try i will another stamp.
Congrats to all the winners.
Hope you all have a lovely day.
Susi x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the vintage look. Really different and effective.

Glad you sold some stuff yesterday Steph it can be really depressing if you don't especially as so much work goes in to it. Good luck at the hospital hoping all goes well.

Love to all xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue I wouldn't have thought of using brown for Christmas but this is beautiful. What a pretty stamp too. I need a lazy day today after our busy weekend so I will probably have a crafty play a snooze or 2 and get the ironing done so I look like I've been really busy! Have a great day love Diane G xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
I am an autumn girl so love these brown shades beautiful card
Hugs
Carol x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Got the stamp set thanks for the diffrent ways to use them .. Happy crafting .. x

sued99 said...

Lovely subtle colours. Don't know if I'm brave enough to use brown for Christmas though!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful Christmas, not traditional colours but love it! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow I love this one. I would never had thought about using brown. But I do like it. And the design is wonderful. TakevCare Sue xx

Debs A

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This may be an unusual colour for a Christmas themed card but it is so pretty - I love it.
Beverley W

June Horrocks said...

I love the card sue it's not a colour you would think of for Christmas but all that's changed now we've seen this thank you sue love to all June xxxxxx

auscrafts said...

love the colours of this card

iReneM said...

Unusual colours for a 'C' card but I absolutely LOVE it :)

x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Such a lovely card - thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Yorkshire Rose said...



MORNING SUE

I love brown and beige
but never tried it on
my xmas cards, but there is
always a first time,

best wishes rosexx

Jane said...

very pretty Sue
Jane x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love your card, unusual colours for Christmas but could always be done in other colours.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love your card, unusual colours for Christmas but could always be done in other colours.
Lydia
X

3362 Jan. said...

Morning Sue. Wow, this so works!! I think. This is another design to try. Thank you. Have a great day. Jan. xx

nattyboots said...

Oh Boy This card is just Superb ,i just love it Sue, i am going to have a go with the browns and walnut color today ,hope mine comes out as good as yours .
Take Care
Elaine H X

hotpotato said...

I love this card, love the colour combo too.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. I love the brown and ivory - a colour combo I often use. Have a great day. Hugs xxx

Wendy L said...

Great card, xxxx

Joan Hill said...

Hello Sue,
Like this one, classy x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW I love this Wowzer, would not have thought to use these colours but they look amazing, like Steph I thought the letterpress was paper from your stash, just exquisite. The Rock Candy is scrummy. The Bells of Christmas stamp is gorgeous and will be trying the paintbrush technique, it looks amazing. Thank you for all the inspiration you give us, it is so much appreciated, enjoy the rest of your day.
Cameeli Happy Birthday, enjoy New York and he memories you are making.
Pam hugs to you and Robbie, you are nearly there Pam, you lovely lady.
Steph well done on the sales yesterday, hope your little red box is nearly full. hope the injection bring you some relief and that al goes well, you brave strong lady, gentle hugs and love.
Alison (Alimeca) have a wonderful time in Norfolk.
Norah hope the garage is sorted, hope the sun is shining on your hills, hugs to you and wee Rory. Had a tear in my eye when wee Erraid won her bronze medal, she is adorable and so deserved it.
Daily hugs to Tine E, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Lynne M, Lynda B, Magpie, Lindsay, Wheely Bad, Nanna Tina, TOB Theresa, Tres, Sandra, Mrs B, Myra P, Maureen K, Brenda L, Janet Echo and the biggest hug for our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Pam said...

Good luck with hospital visit Steph, you are so brave and go through so much, hugs to you and NannaTina too, another brave lady x

Pam said...

Good luck with hospital visit Steph, you are so brave and go through so much, hugs to you and NannaTina too, another brave lady x

Cazzie D said...

Hi Sue. Some really clever techniques in this card but alas it's not for me. One thing I really don't like bells for any occasion, don't ask me why. It may be because they remind me of the Christmas cards my family used to receive years ago when I was little. They were always gaudy looking, flimsy with horrible colours and always had bells on. For me, a different colour combo and an alternative stamp and I'd love it. Caz x

utilitygirl said...

Really love this card Sue. Very unusual but great, must give those colours a try x

Paula said...

Such an unusual card Sue, I'd never dare to try anything like that, I really need a push to get out of my comfort zone!

Paula x

baconbits said...

Good morning Sue
Love todays card, the bells are stunning and I love the way they sparkle. The letterpress technique is stunning.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
I'm another one who wouldn't have tried brown on a Christmas card but I think it looks great and oh I love the bell image...I really must put that on my 'need' list. A stunning card as always.
Thank heavens it's turned cooler here i N.Wales tody.
Hugs to those in need of them.

Love Sheila xx

Lacelady said...

Love the bells Sue, inspired to use the ink to paint with, though I still think I'd use a dark green or blue, as opposed to the brown, but I can see where you were coming from. Still waiting for my embossing folders from when you did the show with Julia.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, well this certainly a different look for C cards but it works! Very vintage looking, love it. Will be giving this technique a try.

Thank you JulieB and Yorkielass for your info about the blank stick pins, will be placing an order soon.
We Willonsetts are lovely crafting sisters, helping each other out when we can't find things.

Happy birthday Cameeli, have a great time in NY.

Well done Steph for yesterday

Take care everyone, Jess x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card you have done for us today. Who'd have thought to stamp in a colour and to pull the colour into the background and not into the image itself. Thanks for the tip Sue, it's a great idea. The stamps and dies are always so lovely we could do with a money tree.
Hope you are enjoying your holiday Cameeli.
Norah hope your hospital visit isn't to traumatic today, a big hug from me to you.
Pam and Robbie hugs as usual, also to anyone else in need of one today. Hope your hills are alive today Norah. Our son rang up yesterday to see if we wanted to go away with them. They are spending two weeks away at Mirefield in Ullapool. Not to sure if we want to travel 582 miles for just a week. We would have to stop overnight going and coming back. Not to sure if it's worth all the hassle. They go on Wed and will stay a few days in the Lake District before travelling on.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, I love today's card as it's always good to step out of our comfort zones. The letterpress background looks great and the modern take of a vintage style works so well.x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning Christmas card love it,hugs to all who need one Sarah xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Really gorgeous.
Gr Elly

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

You have really done it this time, love eveything about today's card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, this is a very unusual card and I would love to see it in the flesh. I love the way the bells look glistening away in the centre. Thank you
X Ros

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. That is one very elegant card. I love those colours and that subtle background is simply gorgeous. Well done you. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Friends,
Lovely card, I have not attempted the letterpress technique but after seeing today's card I might give it a go,
I really want to improve my stamping skills, it can be a little hit and miss, I get getter results with stamps from CE that are already on u mount, some of the clear stamps I must use too much pressure and don't get a clean crisp image! I had better just practise more!
I would like to wish my dear friend Cameeli a very Happy Birthday, what better place to celebrate! Big birthday hugs coming your way xxxxx
TOB well done, it takes a lot of courage getting on your Scooter for the first time, practise on a quiet road to get your confidence up! I hated mine at first but then it dawned on me that my husband could once again walk beside me rather than behind me, the little things like not being able to stroll along hand in hand with your partner are the hardest to get used to, I miss that more than anything! My Scooter won't fit in our car, so I am restricted to the wheelchair when we want to go to town or further afield! You go girl! Make the best of your freedom!
Janet we go through Paris, past Charles de Gaulle, Pte Italie, Orly airport , then out on A10 E50 , a10, E05 towards Orleans and then on to the A75 to Clermont Ferrand! I thought if you clicked on my photo you could navigate to my blog! Sending big hugs xxx
Steph, good luck for your hospital visit today, ALS huge well done for your success yesterday, every penny counts! Hugs x
Pat S, I hope you had plenty of 'swinging' time in the garden yesterday, you deserve a little 'me' time! Xx
Well as it seems a little cooler today, I think I will try a little housework, see if I can bribe the girls into helping me, as I am sure it be work for 2 minutes, sit down for ten! I get so angry and frustrated at my inability to do the everyday things we all take for granted! But never mind, I just have to learn to live with it!
To all you lovely ladies I haven't mentioned, big hugs coming your way!
Sandra xxxxxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Not sure on the colour!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, has a vintage feel to it. Really like the letterpress background too, never successful with this technique but maybe I will give it another try!
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

TOB said...

I love this colour, looks vintage but still modern. Love the background.
Good luck Steph for the hospital. Happy B/Day to Cameeli.
Thank you for all your lovely comments they make such a difference. Thanks Ecco My scooter will look very different at Christmas I feel a bling theme.lol.
Hugs and good wishes to everyone and a special warm wishes to all those that need one.
Love Theresaxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is stunning !! I love the brown colours and love how you have dragged in the distress ink, and the bells look gorgeous. A stunning card !! and I would be ecstatic to receive this.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

lilygee said...

Good morning Sue and All

A bit different - has a real vintage feel to it; very nice
Lilygee x

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely Christmas offering today, featuring yet another gorgeous stamp from Just Rite (one of my fave companies). The quilted flower letterpress is amazing, such a deep texture that you have to touch.

Theresa Sweetman said...

Love the colour combination it's so elegant Theresa

Fiona Young said...

Love the colour and layering but not really for me as a Christmas card. I think I'll try this combination with a guy theme stamp. Always interesting Sue, thanks again for your inspiration.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Today's card reminded me of sepia tones. I think I like it but am not sure! I love the card and what you have done with the bells - just unsure about the colour - but I'm not a great lover of brown anyway although I like a coffee tone.

Have to be briefs today! Silly dope that I am - I hauled a large garden table with a heavy glass top around on Friday and thoroughly washed it. Now have a really sore back and moving with difficulty! So silly - self inflicted!
Love to everyone.
Happy Birthday Cameeli - enjoy your holiday.
Hope the market went ok Steph.
Will read later.
Love Myra

Myra P said...

Oops - should have said have to be brief! Made myself laugh and that hurts! X

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Not one of my favourites today Sue, I'm afraid. The card itself is nice but just doesn't say Christmas to me in this colour palette.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Maryann Laursen said...

Gorgeous card here again Sue, soooo beautiful work as usual.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, certainly an unexpected colour for a Christmas card but it has a lovely vintage feel to it and I love it. I don't have these stamps but will maybe try something with one that I do have.

Steph - hope all goes well at the hospital today. Nerves are to be expected and if it was me I think I would need a valium before getting out of bed! :-)

Hope all Wilsonettes have a lovely week.
Frances

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card is exquisite - I just love everything about it. Gorgeous elements, every single one.
Hugs, Rose

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

This is such a beautiful card and the Brown combo looks fab.

Love & Hugs

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

Sonia Jones said...

This is a stunning card hugs Sonia x

Nana on the Hill said...

Lovely card, particularly love the letterpressing, that background is beautiful anyway but done like that it's stunning.

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card.

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue. What a lovely card. I love the embossing on the background Beryl xx

Maxine T said...

Sue, Christmas would be wonderful if I received a card like this one, great job.
Maxine T

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I love these sepia tones and letterpress is stunning. You have given me an idea, I could adapt this card for my husbands birthday card. Thank you Sue.
I was stamping last week with youngest granddaughter, although the stamps were not big for me they were for her little hands, I suggested she use this method of stamping, she was amazed and so pleased with the outcome. I then let to use a heat gun to emboss. Her face was a picture, she thought it was magic!
Take care, love Brenda xxx

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cameeli (hope you can hear that across the pond!)

Myra P. Your poor back - be careful. Hope you are taking it easy.

Sandra, Hope you manage to get the girls to help you with the housework, At their age they don't see things need doing. They think the holiday has started already (well from school anyway) don't YOU go overdoing things - your health is more important.

TOB (Teresa) So pleased your scooter has given you some independence it will help to lift your spirits and give you that extra mobility to stimulate your well-being. LOL

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

This is a lovely card. I do try to steer away from all the red and green at Christmas- I get a bit bored otherwise! I'd not thought of a sepia colour scheme though, *sigh* you really are clever! I'm looking more and more at an A4 machine as, quite frankly, your embossing folder designs are the best I have seen. Some say I'm fussy, I say I have high standards! The sparkling topper is beautiful set off by the letterpressed craft card. I love it. The stamp is a cracker too. I agree, it could definitely be used on a wedding card.

Cameeli, happy birthday. Have a great day birthday hugs.
Lancashire Steph, well done on your sales and I'll be thinking of you today now having intimate knowledge of the procedure. I hope it really helps you so you can be up and crafting asap. Good luck and healing hugs ready for when you get home.
Alimecca- I'll go in my garden after lunch and wave in a northerly direction. Im only 30-35 miles from the Norfolk/ Suffolk border. Have a lovely day out xxx
Myra P, I hope your back feels better soon xxx
TOB, I'm so pleased you're loving your scooter. If you haven't already make sure you are insured. Either a separate policy or most contents policies will add you scooter and offer liability. People just don't see for looking (a Suffolk phrase there!), walk into you and blame you for being there. I slow right down or stop when I pass people and they still walk into me (as they are faffing with phones usually!)- tsk! (rolls eyes). My power chair is pimped with reflective silver tape and I fitted clips for bicycle lights. Pick up a reflective vest for dusk, dark or winter driving. A lifesaver if crossing a foggy road and a speeding motorist should cross your path. In my life I have ridden motorcycles (I had fold up sticks in my leather!) and driven cars, I enjoy driving my powerchair almost as much!
He he he, more 'pimp your chair' today too. I'm back on the bed resting as early this morning I went to get my manual wheelchair fitted with a new back to help support me better. I look like I got a Recaro seat on it now! I'm so happy with it as I will be able to sit up in it at the table really comfortably compared to what I have been. It was like Christmas the second day in a row!!!
I just need those neon light up valve cap covers on both chairs. For safety reasons of course lol!
Darn it, time is getting the better of me. Mr WheelyBad and I have someone coming round for a meeting this afternoon. I got Billy on the bed next to me so we are going to have a little nap and a cuddle. Mr WheelyBad is watching fishing programmes in the living room so I know he's happy :-D he's off for 3 weeks now so I'll be watching most of my tv online. I don't mind as he's only off twice a year and deserves run of the remote.

My love, hugs and best wishes to you all. I would name you but I have to rest but you know who you are. Special hug for Sue, as always.

Love T x

Jill Liddle said...

The colour might be "not normal" for some people, but I think it looks lovely here. Of course I do like to be different from the norm anyway! lol

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue, Lovely Christmas card and just abit different too.
Carol xx

Pauline A said...

Afternoon Sue, I really have to give your letterpress technique a go as I'm always impressed by it when I see it on your cards. The Christmas bells stamp is lovely and the colours so different from the usual Christmas colours. Having given us several Christmas card ideas I am beginning to panic as we have such a lot of birthdays towards the end of the year in our family and I am busy wading through those at present. Hope everyone is still enjoying the sunshine. Long may it last. Hugs Pauline A xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WOW LIKE COFFEE AND CREAM (ALWAYS MAKES ME THINK OF CHOCOLATE).
NEVER MADE A CARD WITHOUT A SENTIMENT ON BUT THIS ONE JOLLY WELL WORKS. SOMETHING I WILL HAVE TO TRY. SMASHING BACK GROUND DYE TOO. FAB JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I think this is a beautiful card. I really love the colour combinations - it's a stunner. The Bells stamp is one I must get - it's a beauty.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Maureen Bleay said...

Hi Sue, I like your card and the colouring is great. It must have taken a lot of patience to draw the ink in around the bells. Not sure about the dry stickles but another useful idea all round to adapt for many occasions.(Never sure if it's 1c and 2ss's or vice versa or even 2 of each!!) At least we aren't all puffing with the heat today, just a nice temperature even if overcast. (Always we Brits. have to talk about the weather eh?! Hugs Maureen

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is a very elegant and vintage looking one. I really like the colour combination. You never cease to amaze me with your ideas, all so very different. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

nannapat said...

I love the design of this card Sue but I have to say that the colour is not for me. That's easily changed though! Pat x

Marianna Hammer said...

I just love today's card!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gosh I am late today with my comment! Have just put my gorgeous grandson down for a nap so have jumped on my iPad!
Today's card is stunning. I love it.
It looks like a sepia photograph from days gone by. Just beautiful. The letter pressing has worked so well on this card that it looks like design paper! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs if you need one everybody.

Ivonka said...

Thank you, Sue - you've given me inspiration to use a Xmas bell die that I have. I'm sure I can adapt this idea to make use of it. I'd been staring at it for ages and just couldn't think of anything interesting - do you ever get that? It seems to be that you're full of ideas always! Yx

Pearl said...

I think the brown looks lovely Sue.

Great card.

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl.

Dawn Holben said...

Brown is not usually my colour
but you have made it look fab.
it is a stunning card.

terrie said...

I'm glad that you stepped out of your comfort zone because this card turned out really nice...
Well done Sue

Virginia Davey said...

What a lovely Christmas card very traditional but with a bit of a twist using the brown ink.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, With Out Truly Boring You,
But as always I Love today's Card. I Love All Your Work!
I think it's so important to Try different Techniques and Colours rather than The Normal Christmas Colours of Red/Green, I think like you mentioned a long time ago we have to think Outside The Box. I Really Love The Bell Of Christmas Stamp by JustRite I Love how you've stamped it with Distress Ink, painting your background but actually leaving The Bells Free From Colour! I really Love Background where you've used your Quilted Flower Embossing Folder and used Distress Ink to create The Letter Pressed Look on Kraft Card giving a tone on tone look, simply amazing! I Love The main Background where you've used The Sentiment from The Antique linen Set and stamped this randomly on your back page, this looks Great.
I really Love how you cut out your Focal Point attached it to a sticky sheet cut it out then revealed the sticky side and applied Rock Candy Distress Stickles (The Close Up Shots Give A Exremely Clear View Of This)
Fabulous Messy Bow and a Brown Dazzler for Embellishment.
Sue Thank You So Very Much for sharing,Thank You for The Tips and Techniques, Thank You for All Your Hard Work, Sue Thank You For This Tremendous Blog, Sue A Huge Thank You For Working Hand In Hand With A Great Company Like JustRite.
Sue Thank You For All Your Help And Guidance And Your Daily Inspiration I Can't Begin To Tell You How Much I So Appreciate It.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All

Vie Carter said...

Just love today's card

The colours work so well

Vie
x

Lindsay Martin said...

Loving the card today Sue, I used kraft card last year as the base for all mine,I think it gives a more vintage/antique style to them.
Wheelybad you keep up the pimping, sounds like you are having great fun with your neon colours!
Steph, well done on selling more of your wonderful creations, and hope it goes well with your hospital visit.
Alison have a good day today.
Jackie hope the weather is good for you.
Cameeli, happy birthday, hope you have a great shopping day in the big apple.
Norah, hope all is well with you today
Pam hope you are good and Robbie is still making tiny improvements.
Lynne, hope you are ok.
Big hugs to all my Wilsonette family xxxx

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue and I love the colours
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Laura O said...

hi Sue it may be brown [and normally brown is not a favourite]but this card is stunning ,all layers are so different and each one so lovely .Laura O

Barbara said...

Lovely vintage style xmas card! I would never have thought of pulling the colour out to the background, what a great technique!!!
MYRA P and STEPH thanks for the advice re stick pins and teardrop beads I now know what I am looking for. I got the stickpins but they are only 2" long and you cant get many beads on so might have to get the 6" ones from Joanna and cut them down.
SANDRA went on to your blog to have a nosey at your kittens, they are absolutely gorgeous! They looks so cute sleeping together, you must have fun watching them playing!

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Unusual colors but very pretty. Love how you did the background looks lovely.

Nina Spear said...

Hi Sue, such a pretty and unusual card.
Nina

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. So unusual to use brown tones on a Christmas card but how great it looks!
Adstar

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone! Stunning,really nice card.I like the colours,I made some decoupage in Sepia a few years back and they where appreciated by all. Happy birthday Cameeli and have a great time in NY!
Good luck Steph,hope the injections will give you some relief.....
AnnC-you are making my favorite biscuits,can smell and taste them in my mind (very vivid one at times:))
Pam-nearly time to get your "booty" off,Sure you can't wait.Hope all goes well for Robbie. Hugs to you both and everyone else on this lovely blog!
Take care, Maria x

camelot67 said...

Hi Sue,

Just love today's card - it's stunning. Thank you for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

Margaret A.

lynda said...

Good afternoon Sue & lovely Wilsonettes A gorgeous Christmas card I love the colour combo it' make a Chang from red or green .the card is stunning love it all thank you for sharing Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Happy Birthday Cameel hope N Y is all you wished for
Hugs Lynda xx

Lanc Steph well done at market. Good luck with hospital visit hope the injection helps with your pain your one very brave lady Hugs Lynda xx

Myra P hope your resting your back Gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Norah Hope the garage is sorted now.xx

Pam not long now soon be able to put your foot on the floor & no more hopping Big hugs to you & Robbie hope he is making progress Lynda xx

Big Daily Hugs to Tina E,Margaret corgi owner,Jean D,Magpie,Lindsay ,Yorkielass ,Wheely Bad, Lynne M & pooches,Nanna Tina,Tob Thresa,Tres,Sandra,Mrs B,Maureen K,Brenda L,Janet Ecco,Norah & wee Rory,
& our Sue, love & hugs to all Wisonettes in need or not just have a hug from Lynda xx

Rosietoes said...

Yet another stunning card Sue. You have such a wonderful gift of inspiration and I love looking at your work even if I don't get to comment everyday. I recently purchased the check board emb folder and love it and I managed at last to nab one of the faux quilled leaves dies. I am a happy bunny. :) x

IVY Cheong said...

Afternoon Sue,

Another stunner! Love the technique of letterpressing on cards and you never failed to amaze me with your fantastic inspirations. Love it very much.

Lots of love,

Ivy Ling xx

Gail said...

I personally don't have a problem with brown and particularly when it looks like this xx fab xx GaiT xx

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card, I like brown and cream but sorry not for Christmas cards...Yvonne xxx

Meg said...

Very different colourway but I like it. At first glance I thought it was a wedding card.

Love and hugs to all and thank you for the love and hugs you are sending me.
Meg xxx

craftynanna said...

hi sue, gorgeous card and like everyone is saying it reminds me of sepia tones and my sister loves sepia so her c.card is sorted, i don't have any bell stamp so here is my excuse to buy one ahah, and i am buying the gingerbread one too, or do they come on the same pack, will have to have a look on joanna sheen. love to all J

Linda Graham said...

Love the look of this card Sue as it is different from the traditional Christmas colours, the Christmas bells stamp looks perfect with it, like the colour very much, thank you Linda x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I think this is my new favourite. I really like brown cards and using the paint brush and water technique it has given it a sepia look. Very nice. SueL x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful beautiful card on this lovely day, sue I know you don't get up at 6am every morning to put your card on here, but you do a lot for us, TV, videos, back and for to California, up and down this country, crafting, sue I no you love your job, but o my goodness, when have you got time for yourself, crafty hugs Julie xx

sue, I do hope you didn't mind me asking for help from the lovely Wilsonetts, as you all no I'm ill and don't go out and don't no anyone in my situation with a older dog, I would go on the Internet but don't understand it, I know I know i'm only 42, but I've been in my bedroom for 7 years very ill, I'm getting better on this new medication, I have changed so much in the last 8 months people can not believe it,
Sandra i was on a lot of morphine and cocktails of medication I still am, but not like I was before the new medication,I was fitted with a spinal cord stimulate it's like a tens machine but inside you and you use a remote control to use it, it helps me walk, I had a wheelchair made for me, but I'm not getting in it until I have no choice,

ANYWAY thank you lady's for the help with maisy
Everything you told me to do has gone well, keep your help coming, Lynne Lindsay Norah Barbara tres Ecco Theresa and so many I've missed crafty hugs Julie xx

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Love love this card. So glad that you used these colours as I would never of thought of these colours for Christmas. I will have to get back to work as I need the stamps. Happy Birthday cameeli hope you have a wonderful day. Steph hope everything went well today your injections sound similar to the ones I have and they can help. Pam hope everything is going well with your leg. Love and hugs to all.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Firstly I would like to say that today's card is beautiful.

Secondly, Yesterday's card was absolutely stunning, I loved that stamp. The complete card was stunning.

Thirdly, I'm so sorry I did'nt get to say congratulations to all the lucky winners, Well done Nanna Tina & Wheely bad. I meant to comment on numerous occasions yesterday, but in between, phone calls from my daughter on honeymoon in the States and my son ringing to see if he could come for a cooking lesson, he is also coming back tonight to have another lesson how to make spag bol, and also making a happy card for my blog yesterday, I had a full on day, but loved it!!

Steph, Margaret, Yorkielass, Norah, Lyndsay, Lynda X

Pam Hugs as usual to you and Robbie, any news yet? XX

I know I have missed loads of people , sending you all hugs X

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Karen Drew said...

Love todays card. It has a vintage touch about it
Luv
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I really like your beautiful card today and the unusual colour you have used. I think it looks really good and am going to give it a try myself.
Best wishes
Lesley S

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue and fellow Wilsonettes. Brown on a Christmas Card??? It really works!!! I love it, Sue. It's very striking and a great background colour as the topper really 'pops' :),

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi sue
Another week and yet again a stunning card to start us off. You are a very clever lady. Puppy Chester sends you lots of licks.

Ginnie x

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue, another unusual card for Christmas. Love the colours. Take care, Evis McCarthy.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, love this card. The colours are wonderfully gentle and muted, perfect for mens cards (maybe minus the bow lol). Love and hugs
Alison D x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Having seen all your different uses with stamps and inks I am now returning to my first love of stamping to make my Birthday cards and now unusual Christmas cards with a brown theme (Wow)
Love

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
I have to say I really like this card. It's very vintagey right up my street!!!
Love Tracy from killie x

Craftetter said...

Sue, I am not normally into brown but love the way that this looks. It makes a really lovely card and different from the usual Christmas cards but not too different.
Hugs
Elaine xx

Anonymous said...

This is so different and so effective. I love it.
Anne (Northampton)

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, what can I say about todays card. I love it. Yes I agree we wouldn't usually use brown but it works really well. Kind regards Joanne K x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I think the brown colours are really great on this card and the craft letterpress back ground I will have a go at as I've not tried this before.

Anonymous said...

"Ding Dong" what a beauty!!!
Lovely card again Sue!

Anonymous said...

"Ding Dong" what a beauty!!
Lovely Card Sue, yet again. X
Annie.B Northamptonshire

Janice Wallace said...

Love the card, but not the colour I'm afraid. Just doesn't say Christmas to me. I like brown at other times though.
Cheers
Janice W

Theresa Pace said...

love the card and colourways. it gives it a vintagey antiquey kind of feel. hugs xx

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. I really like the style of today's card. xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue, I am loving the walnut stain really works well with your card design x x x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said.....

Hi Sue, distress inks stamp really well on Ali Reeve's Stamp and Colour card. You can start with her white card and apply distress ink with cut and dry foam to colour the whole piece,and when dry, stamp with another distress ink. I also like your technique of drawing the colour out using a wet paintbrush on the Foundations card. I like the brown Christmas card and the Divine Eloquence dies.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Jane said...

Not colours I would have thought to use for a Christmas card.

Jane xx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! I can't believe where the day has gone! Anyway, you're always telling us Sue to think outside the box and use different colours. I think this so stunning with the subtle walnut ink. I love the bells and how you have glittered them. Just love the whole card and the how you've letter pressed the background. Just utterly gorgeous, "thank you Sue" xx it would look lovely in plum Alice, thank you for that too. Just to say happy birthday Cameeli, Sending love and hugs to you Sue, Lynne, Yorkielass, Lynda, Lyndsey, Pam, Wheelybad, Sandra, Norah, Lanc Steph hope you went on okay with the injection in your spine and to all Wilsonettes who need them today xx Take care everyone xx love Karen xx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the colours xx hazel

Pam B said...

Hi Sue

I love, love, love this card, and the brown is a lovely colour when used in this way, I am totally in love with this.

Love
Pam B

janet said...

Nice card of course but I don't want to think about Christmas yet!!
Hugs Janet in Kent

Mary Blight said...

Hi Sue, how are you today? Hope the weather has been good for you today? It has been a lovely day here! I have been playing bowls with a group of disabled people. I play every Monday & I LOVE IT (not that I am always good at it, although I did win today!)! I have been busy all over the weekend making cards & using your dies! I cut out a Tethered Hearts strip, to use on a card but, I folded it over & glued the two ends together & discovered it makes a napkin ring! I then made a Tattered Lace Lacy Daisy & used your Grand Vinery for leaves. They look absolutely stunning! I posted a photo on Facebook & a card making page & have had a lot of good comments! Everyone thinks they are fantastic & such a clever idea! I have even had a request from a Facebook friend, who owns a wedding company, saying she would like to buy some of these napkin rings! This a lovely idea for cardmakers & I would be more than happy to share my idea! You have produced another lovely card today, Sue! It looks really 'antique', with the colour combination you've used! Take care! Love & Best wishes, Mary Blight XXX

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
A very vintage feel to today's card, love the letterpress technique and the bells with the glitter , a lovely Christmas card. Thanks Sue xxx
Happy birthday to camelli xx
Special hugs to all who are not too well xx
Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda and all wilsonettes xx
Hugs to Sue
Jean D xx

Jean Bullock said...

Very pretty. Love the non traditional colors you used.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I really love the card you have made today !! It is really beautiful !! I love your letterpress technique for the background and like other people have said, I to thought it was a piece of decorative background paper !! The tone on tone is just wonderful. I love the bells Chistmas stamp and how you have coloured around the image instead of colouring in the actual image. Adding glitter has also greatly enhanced the look of this fab focal piece. I love the look of both the Tranquil Moments and the Divine Eloquence dies. The stamp used randomly on the background looks great and to finish your cream bow just looks fab Sue !!
This is a beautiful Christmas card Sue. Thank you for sharing it with us all. I was still a bit unsure of the brown as a Christmas card but I think it does look quite sepia looking, like a lovely old vintage style Christmas card. I love it Sue !!
Sending you lots of love and hugs today. I hope you had a lovely day from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to all the Wonderful Wilsonettes today. I hope everyone had a good day. Hugs to all love Tres x x x

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