Monday, 7 July 2014

Quilted Christmas

Hi bloggers!  This one should be bright enough to get you going for a Monday morning, I would think!  I really like this one as it is quite different from the usual Christmas type cards, but yet traditional in it's colour.  I used the Justrite Quilted Blocks background stamp and stamped it twice.  Both times using a Clear Perfect Medium pad, but once on Ruby Red card then heat embossed with True White detail powder and the second one on red card but heat embossed with clear powder.  I used the white embossed piece as a whole for my background, then cut the other one up into squares.  I added some mounting foam then placed them on top of the background in every other square to form a quilted look.  I stamped the "flower" from the Christmas Applique set by Justrite twice on to red card using a clear Perfect Medium and white embossed it.  I hand cut both of these and offset them and glued them together, adding a clear Mini Dazzler for the centre.  I stamped my sentiment on to vellum and added it across the centre of the card, using the flower to cover the end and the glued area.  For the border, I did my Paved Pearl Technique (tutorial at the top of the blog) using Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dots.  I did a bit of matting with the red card and finished with a final white mat to balance the card.  Finished dimensions are  6 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the quilting.
Jeanne D & hubby, congrats on your Ruby anniv.
Love to all Wilsonettes & hugs all round

CraftyAnn said...

Gosh, this card certainly woke me up. It's so bright and different, it's a card I would never have thought of doing but I just love it.
Thanks for brightening up my day, take care.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you lovely card, I remember you ding the demo on tv. Have a great day all take care Kitty

Clai01 said...

Really festive feel to this card as the red and white look great together and they are my Christmas colours, with a bit of greenery here and there.

linda boyce said...

Hi Sue super card so fresh have a great trip hugs linda

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue, Wow!! just what we need to brighten up any Christmas, loving the applique stamps.

I have a big interview today, which lasts all day, so everything crossed, I have never applied for a job where you meet your competitors and have to work with them on group activities, so it should be both interesting and challenging.

Have a good day everyone, its a brighter start today so enjoy the sunshine. hugs xx

Cameeli xx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

A lovely Christmas card.
Traditional colours but with a bright, modern and very stylish look.
Ho ho ho!

Erica x

Pam said...

Good Luck Cameeli with your job interview. You will be great.

Angela Wade said...

Good Morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes, hope you've all woken up to a bright, sunny day :-)

Today's card looks very modern and different. I've just ordered this background stamp :-)
I like the way you've used the flowers from the Christmas Labels One stamp set ( which is on my wish list ) and the way you've stamped the sentiment onto vellum Sue.

Have a good day Sue and everyone, and hugs to all who need them ((( )))

Angela in sunny S. Wales X

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card love the red.

Muriel Kelly said...

Lovely bright Christmas card, traditional but modern and interesting

Muriel x

Angela Wade said...

Ps. Hope the interview goes well Cameeli,

Best Wishes,

June said...

Good morning everyone, well Sue what a stunning card to greet us with today, the colours yes so vibrant I love it and the technique of reversing the patterns, then raising some up, the flower and the vellum - well all I can say is terrific and I definitely will try something like this. I hope everyone is safe, happy and pain free today. For those who are poorly every day is a step closer to recovery, sending hugs to you all June Smith xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, great card, very Nordic, red and white are always a great colour combo for Christmas. Bx

Patricia Youdell said...

Charming card - something I will attempt to replicate
Pat x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Love this card! The background stamp is fabulous and has just gone on my to get list! Very christmassy. I love stamping the sentiment onto vellum for a see through look. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all who need one.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This is a very striking card, lovely.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Definitely a wake up call, great card I'm loving the applique stamp and flower too.
Donna Jones

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. I love how you have taken an "everyday" stamp and turned it into a Christmas one. Sorry, I forgot to congratulate the winners yesterday - well done. Good luck today Carmeeli.
Sue xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Well this is bright and cheerful, I love it, I still think that red/white/green/gold are real Christmas colours so so this is perfect. I hope you had a great time Sue, meeting all of the Wilsonettes who got a ticket to see you : )
Sending my daily hugs to Pam and Robbie : )
Norah, thank you for telling us about the hospital visits etc. Your Mum and Nanna sound like they were beautiful fun loving people. (That grumpy Doc lost out in life by not smiling didn't he, sad man!) Now we know where you get your lovely personality from. I may not have met you but it comes across in your wonderful comments. I hope your hills are sunny for you today : )
Tandy, I am thinking of you.
Cameeli, Good Luck, my fingers are crossed for you : )
Lyndsey and Lynne, missing you.
Anne Crawford, what a lovely idea the decorated plastic storage box is : )
Sending hugs to Sue, all of my special friends and to all in need.
Have a good day everyone. Take care.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a lovely way to start a Monday morning! Love this card, so different but so lovely! I have my two French grandchildren and daughter-in-law coming to stay for a week, so excited as I haven't seen them since January! Love Jean xxx

Carole Z said...

This is a really pretty card Sue, heat embossing in white is one of my favourite techniques for effect. Love the flower too, now added to my list! Hugs Carole Z X

Jan.moogie said...

What a cheerful Christmas card Sue, love the positive and negative thing. xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Love the modern look of this card, and the flowers just fantastic xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A lovely card to start the week. The red and white are great colours for christmas will have to try this one when my stamp arrives.
Have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
First impression - WOW What a bright card - love it. I started making my Christmas cards - by trying the Fire and Ice technique behind one of your Italian collection (sorry - keep forgetting what this die is Calabria?) Must say I'm thrilled with my efforts! Just need to assemble the card now.
Enjoy your day.
Sheila x

Anonymous said...

Yes, really like the tile (quilt) effect, Sue, bright and cheerful and just what we want for a Monday. Agree with Bridget that it has a touch of the Nordic about it. Lovely.

'P' in Wales

Good luck, Cameeli.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A really bright card and very christmas colours. Bright and modern. More for the wish list. Thanks Sue for all the fresh ideas. Have a lovely day. Hugs Heather.x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous that is certainly a style I will be using it is very effective. My latest offering is on Sam Poole's blog if anyone would like to take a look the link is at the right hand side of Sue's blog. Have a great day.Love Jackie

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
Wow! a lovely card to start the day, I am making cards today as we are housebound due to the Tour de France cyclists passing very close to us in Cambridge today, so a good excuse to stay in and craft. Been quite poorly for a few days, so haven't been able to get on here. I have started my Christmas cards and think I may try this one, it is stunning.
Love and hugs to everyone
Dawn Searle xxxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A very modern gift for Christmas today. Although I do prefer a very traditional theme. today's gift would work for birthdays etc and particularly for those pesky males we have to provide for at times.
I have an Anniversary card to make for the end of this month and can see that today's gift would work as their colours were red/white.
Have two birthday cards to make today and then I really must get down to Christmas although I have done a few gift tags (35 up to now).
Good luck for today Cam. I'll have everything crossed for you.

Hope everyone had a really good weekend. Take care and I'll see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Edwina Scotney said...

Morning Sue, this is certainly a wow card and a really different looking Christmas Card thank you. Have been a little busy lately, granddaughter minding, getting ready for my plant stall at a garden fete, and scapbooking, I have been asked to put on a display at my local Family History open day. Good luck on your road trip Edwina

Lilian said...

Lovely bright card. Lilian

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What an unusual Christmas card it's so pretty, change the flower and it could be for any occasion. I love poinsettias on Christmas cards they make me feel so festive. The paved pearl background is gorgeous and because I find it difficult keeping my 'pearls' the same size this technique is right up my street lol.
Good luck in your interview Cameeli and Congratulations JeanneD and hubby
Hugs x
Heather T

nattyboots said...

WOW ! Sue
I am just loving your card today, so different ,so beautiful .
Take care
Elaine H X

doreenj said...

Love the colours, would do for all sorts of occasions too,

Doreen x

Diane said...

Wow Sue yes that woke me up how lovely. That stamp is really pretty and I had forgotten you get the look of the card left behind and the emboss on top- lovely. Pretty flower too. Enjoy your road trip. Have a great day. Love Diane G xxx

Jayne S said...

Beautiful bright card, would look good in others colours too.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, WOW this is beautiful Christmas card, I love everything about it. With a little adaptation it could also be for other times. I wish I had a fraction of your inspiration.

I hope everyone has a peaceful week.

Love Rosemarie xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Love it! It has a Nordic look about it and nice and bright for the festive season.
Have a great day.
Ang x

kimberley said...

Lovely card Sue-clean and crisp,take care,x.

Brooke b said...

Beautiful card, saw you demo this on create and craft the other week. Was also lucky enough to have my email picked out and received it in the post a few days later. JB xxxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Brilliant card, love the effect, nice and bright and a little different.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Anki J said...

What a lovely card! Love the red color, and remind me of start to make my christmas cards...

Happy Creating;)
Anki J - Sweden

Cazzie D said...

A real show stopper oa card today. The recipient of a card like this would be busy for ages studying this one. Hugs to all the fellow bloggers. Caz x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This brightens up a Monday morning. Fabulous card. Love the colour scheme - great for my hubbie being a Sunderland supporter! Hope you had a good time in Haverfordwest.
Cameeli good luck with your interview -,fingers crossed for you. Hope everyone is ok and getting stronger everyday especially Pam, Robbie, Julie, Norah, Steph, Gail & brother, and everyone I've missed (sorry). Lynne & Lindsey missing you and tales of the fur babies & animals. Love Alison xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely bright Christmas Card enjoyed watching you demo this one, but I'm still not ready to start doing the C Cards.
Jeanne D. Hope you and hubby had a lovely Ruby Wedding Anniversary !
Good luck , with your interview Cameeli, hope it goes well and you enjoy the different experience !
Thanks Mrs B. glad you liked it.
Edwina I hope you sell lots on your plant stall, enjoy the time with the grandchildren Jean, they grow up so fast, and good to hear you're feeling a bit better Dawn S.
How's Robbie doing Pam ? I think of you both often.
Hugs to all xo

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely and nordic in feel I agree with other Wilsonettes - although I dont think I'd be able to resist putting pearls in the centres of the red on white quilted squares! but then I am a self confessed pearlaholic. Good Luck Cameeli.
Clare W

Sue from Wiltshire said...

I love it. It has a Nordic look about it, and is such a cheerful card.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue A stunning Christmas card so striking! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue WOW what a stunning Christmas card I the love it. Its so different for Christmas. I love the colours you have used. Take care xx

Debs A xx

Marion Bull said...

What a gorgeous and unusual card today Sue. I look forward to being surprised every day when I log on and this was a really lovely surprise.

Good luck Cameeli, I have had couple of those interviews in the past and find them quite difficult so I'll be thinking of you. Happy day everyone.

MarionB xx

Anonymous said...

Yeeeep, very awake lol. Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes. It's definatly a WOW card today - Wonder Of Wilson. This is one of the reason's we all come back day after day, month after month, year after year, to see what 'different' delights we are in for and you never fail to amaze us with your idea's. I dont know how you can look at a few sheets of card, stamps and embossing powders and make them into something the likes of us would possibly never think of (I apologise if I have under edtimated my friends talants in Sue Land) but its something totally different everyday of the year ! I suppose stamps are a little similar to clothes in a way (those thinking of rubber clothing - please close the door quietly, your on the wrong blog) !!! LOL what I meant is, that sometimes things look better off the hanger, stamps dont always 'do it' for us until we see them included into a card, that turns them into something beautiful, and all the new C stamps and folders etc are exceptionally beautiful this year, but SO difficult to choose from (unless you are lucky enough that you dont have to choose) or are friendly with your bank manager !! : 0
Anyway, I like all other friends here just cant WAIT to see what you have for us tomorrow Sue. I hope you had a wonderful weekend with your Tour De Craft Sue and all that shared it with you, I hope you ALL had the best weekend ever, and my eye's are slightly green I must admit, but a nice shade of envious green : )

GOOD LUCK Cameeli, stubby little fingers kinda crossed in a weird funny way, but at least I try LOL hope your 'different' interview goes well, as per, keep us posted.
To all sister Wilsonettes that feel delicate or in a body 30+ years older than your actual age, Im with you, so know how many gentle hugs would be nice today, to Pam and family hugs to you all and hoping Robbie has made a slight improvement since your last info you told us about - that makes NO sense grammer wise but you know what Im trying to say better than I do at this time of day LOL !
Wishing for you all a lovely day. I may try and craft after my tummy consultant appointment, if my hands feel more comfortable, as its my day long infusion tomorrow so I can kiss Tuesday farewell !!!
Hugs to all.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

WOW. Brilliant start to the week. Love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue very different but it works.think it would look good in green and red.
Marion H

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue bright and cheerful card, love the flower x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Just stunning so lovely and bright
I remember you doing this on C & C
Just beautiful

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Another stunner. I don't know how you keep coming up with so many different ideas.
Love Val in Spain x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Lovely bright card. Love the stamps and the poinsettia type flower. Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

gwen70 said...

WOW Sue I adore this beautiful bright card, really christmassy and the flower is gorgeous

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning christmas card, this could just be "the" christmas card for this year.


Rosie said...

Georgeous card Sue. I love the quilting and must try that one out. It certainly makes the card stand out.....

Jane said...

just up my street love the brightness on this one Sue just lovely.

Jane xx

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Friends,
Wow such a bright fresh C'mas card, it would brighten up any mantle piece! It looked fairly easy to make too. Nothing too complicated. I started playing with my California Collection yesterday and I love them, the combinations seem endless, they just make me want the whole range, I am not sure wether too by the 'striplet' die next or background stamp?!
Cameeli, good luck my dear friend, I have everything crossed for you today! Let me know how you get on!
Another sunny day by the look of it, I have a list of cards that I need to get cracking on!
Norah I look forward to hearing your heartwarming stories later on, they always make me smile!
I hope the rest of you lovely blog friends are well and enjoying the weather,
Hugs to all of you,
Sandra xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the technique you have used, and the card is very cheerful, colours too.
Have a good day.

June Horrocks said...

Wow sue this is lovely the colours are so vibrate what you have done with the stamps is clever to say the least love you sue xx thank you for sharing love to all xxxxxx June

Sanjay Soriano said...

Morning Sue
Amazing, absolutely love it.

Barry & Jay x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the quilted look, just fabulous

hollyberry said...

Bright,christmasy and gorgeous.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love this fresh and modern C card, the background stamp looks fantastic used in this way
Cameeli good luck with interview
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Love the Christmas cheer in this card. So noticeable on the mantle. X

karenlotty said...

What a lovely different but traditional Chrissy card When I first looked I thought you'd used the Californian background die! Take care everyone

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Oooh. A real zingy card. Really bright and cheery. Love the quilting idea. Looks a bit Nordic. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn. X

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the quilt effect gorgeous.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Debbie Tinks said...

Oh Sue love this card the colour....happy crafting ....x

Marianna Hammer said...

This is not my favorite one of your cards, but did I get a Christmas card this pretty, I would be happy. I guess that says a lot about your standard of cards. :)

Jackie Durrant said...

So effective Sue bright and modern but with traditional colouring, really nice, love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Oh the vellum strip with the sentiment on it and the colours used on this card. Stunning.
Beverley W

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a striking card today with the red and white..I love it and it's so contempory and I agree with Evelyn it looks a bit Nordic.

Love Sheila xx

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue
I love this card, a modern twist and ideal for my teenage grandchildren this Christmas. Anne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This card is so lovely - traditional red and white colours for Christmas - stunning.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A stunning card, love the quilted look and the velum. The Applique flower is gorgeous. You are such a talent and we are so very lucky to be able to see your wonderful creations everyday.
Pam hugs to you and Robbie, you are both in my thoughts.
Tandy and Dawn S hope you are both feeling better.
Steph thinking of you and hope today goes well for you, gentle hugs.
Cameeli good luck with the interview, you go girl, you will be great.
Mrs B Lynne and Lindsay will be back soon and thank you lovely ladies for your thoughts and concern, Till and Cully and horses are fine.
Dally hugs to Tine, Margaret corgi owner, Norah, Sandra, Tres, Jean D, Magpie, Myra, Cazzie, Gail C and your brother, Maureen K, Mrs B and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Lacelady said...

Morning Sue, what a coincidence, I'm wearing red and white today! Perhaps you sent your 'fluence' to me this morning when I was getting dressed. The card is certainly zingy, though I'm not sure if I feel the same, but I'm trying.

Beryl Frost said...

Lovely card again Sue really getting into the Christmas theme now. I have managed a few myself. Thanks for the inspiration Beryl xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a real nice Christmas card bright and fresh looking . hugs sarah xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card, lovely colours, crafty hugs Julie xx

To the lovely Wilsonetts lady's
Love to all, hugs to all, crafty hugs Julie xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Take care. Claire

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the quilted look.
It reminds me of a Hawaiian appliqued block.
Veronique L

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card very bright
saw you do the demo on tv. Love Jean Z xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
WOW Sue, you forgot to tell us to put on the sunglasses first. I love the flower that you have made for the card as it is beautiful. I think i need to put that set on my need list. I like the patchwork design but would need to make it different from the red and white. I can do red and cream but can't do red and white(it comes from mum's work days where you couldn't take red and white flowers into a patient as it was a sign of death to the nursing profession so they would always pinch a flower from someones vase to change the configuration of the flowers).
Tina - you are going to enjoy that laughter, humour and smile even more when you do see your lovely son. It is hard to see that the now but he will be back and you will see just how much your boy has grown in personality and the good thing about it is, that his mum is always there with waiting arms, hugs and love when ever he needs it.
Tandy, love doesn't stop when they are gone, it just gets stronger. It is still way too early for you. There will come a time when you can look on these treasured memories with love and the stories that they pertain to, but it is not yet. It will get easier, you never forget, but you will start to live again, but it takes time.
Myra, so glad that you had a lovely day with good company, a lovely meal and good weather that you could enjoy your surroundings, what more could you ask for on what seems perfect.
Oh WheelyBad, did Mr WheelyBad find your glasses? I do sympathise with you over the weather causing the body to go into wee paddies because it's unhappy. Mines does that too and it doesn't have to be because of the weather, but just because it decides its going to play up on me. I would say a good massage but sometimes that just makes things worse, so it's grin and bare it until the tablets kick in.
Cameeli flower, take deep breaths and tell yourself you can do this and you can. Don't rush yourself into haste answers, give a full an accurate account of the problem and how to solve it. Who knows, you might meet some lovely people who are just as nervous as you(but don't tell them anything that could give you advantage points)that sounds mean but having been in similar situations they are just looking to see where they can score point off of you. I have every faith in your ability to do this as do the rest of your blogland friends.
Well i can report that i now have a downstairs WC and it works. Just needs the new door and papered to finish it off nicely. What a difference it is going to make to me as i'm quite sure that is why i am so small, all the walking up and down the stairs is rubbing away at my feet. It's going to be great that i don't need a 10 minute head start to get up the stairs. And, hubby got laminate for the front porch as well as the toilet AND both are laid the same day as they were bought, now that is a surprise.
Well it was nice this morning until i put on a dress and you can guess the rest can't you. So all you see is black ominous shapes lingering in the back ground today, my hills are definitely in a bad mood.
Sending gentle hugs to all our fragile friends that need just that wee bit extra.
Steph my wee Lancshire rose, take it easy tomorrow flower as it takes so much out of you. Sending big squishy hugs to you.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Anonymous said...

Love the red and white, Sue. Can't wait until Thursday, hope to see you in Northallerton and welcoming Julia and yourself to North Yorkshire. Best Wishes. Julie

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
and all the ladies.
Well this certainly opened my bleary eyes when I saw it at 6.30 this morning. It's taken until now to recover !! (lol).
Alison - what a brilliant idea to do it in football colours - black and white for my son-in-law (The Toon) That's what I'll do for his next birthday - and my great nephew's.
Cameeli - good luck - everything's crossed.
Jean - enjoy your family time.
Sue - what a great excuse to stay
indoors and craft. Watched a lot of it on TV and it showed the area off to perfection.
Lancashire Steph - Infusion Tuesday is such a bore isn't it. Take plenty to read.
Yorkielass - hope you are well.
Pam and Robbie - hope you keep improving.
Sue -thank you for continued fab ideas and take care, love xx

Kate's Cards said...

Gosh this one really pops! It's still very naughty though!!!

Maureen Killen said...

just realised I didn't mention our Norah. Looking forward to reading your blog which I see you've posted whilst I have been blathering on here and answering the door to the postman - and ringing the doctor. xx

Jacquie said...

This is stunning Sue, love it. Love the design, love the colours. Very festive but modern. Brilliant, thank you for the inspiration.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue,love the quilting.

Elaine Sabey said...

What a beautiful elegant card. Thank you so much that you take the time to inspire us.

Love Elaine x

Ivonka said...

Just love it! Trying to take my mind off things with a spot of crafting because my 17-year old is flying to the US today - by herself for the first time!!! Yx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, so modern but traditional looking as well.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Maryann Laursen said...

A very beautiful and a little fun card today, but I love the red and white.

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Once again another stunning card, for which Thank You. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

SusanP, Kent said...

Wow, this is lovely! It is unusual and brings to mind a gorgeous Christmas quilt. Love red and white. Fabulous.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely modern looking Christmas card. Bright and cheerful and would brighten anyones day.

CraftyJo said...

Really pretty, could be used for other occasions if the sentiment's changed, I can see this being very useful.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bright card, Sue, I'm a retired nurse but I'm not in the least superstitious about red and white! (Must get that stamp!) I was one of the lucky ones who got to meet our heroine at Haverfordwest - magical day, meeting you and seeing all those lovely cards! there must have been at least a hundred! Hope you have a great Road Trip with Julia, stay safe. Love to all, Judy M

nannapat said...

Great wake up call on a Monday morning! Lovely card Sue, traditional in its colours but with a modern twist. Pat x

Meg said...

Very bright and cheerful card Sue.
It should brighten up a chilly Christmas season very well.

Margaret O

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Lovely Sue,but ,I can not think of Christmas ,as we are sitting out on the balcony ,having coffee.It is very sunny and hot here in Cork Ireland
I could try it for a different occasion .

Jackie Meechan said...

Love this card, so different for xmas xx
Hugs to all

Theresa Pace said...

such a simple idea but sooo stunning! brightens up anybody's day even a dreary winter's one xx

greendragon said...

So much on this card that I like I don't know where to start! Love the stamps and the sentiment on vellum look fab.

Jill Liddle said...

Definitly getting into the Christmas spirit with this card today. Really lovely.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Today's card jumps of the page at you and it screams Christmas love it Sue
Forgot to say congratulations to the winners yesterday
Well done
Have a great day everyone
Take care Sue
Theresa x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful - just what the doctor ordered for this Monday where nothing's going right for me.
I love it, must try that quilting.
Hugs, Rose

lilygee said...

Hi Sue and All

A beautifully festive card and lots of lovely techniques. Thanks for explaining them.

MaxineT said...

Wow, really different, sure would cheer you up if you received this one, live it
Maxine T

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
Love this card so very festive, just love the quilted stamp background.
Amanda xx

Hazel said...

Good afternoon Sue, a beautiful Christmas card.
I am with Norah on the red and white flowers. Maybe it's a Scottish thing. Hazel xx

Jess Watson said...

Afternoon Sue, love today's card, I bought this stamp when you did the demo on C&C, now just need to get down to it and make some C cards!
Good luck Cameeli for today, just be yourself and you will win through.
Hugs to all who need them, take care, Jess x

Susan White said...

Really lovely card Sue - the stamp is just great and the technique you have used really sets it off so well. Thanks, Susan x

terrie said...

Great looking card...the quilting blocks has a nice touch to the card...
Well done Sue

3362 Jan. said...

Afternoon Sue. One word from me, Stunning. Love everything about this card. I am not a stamper, but this has really inspired me to have a go!! Off to the shops. Have a great week. Hugs. Jan. xx

rachel said...

this looks awesome Sue - love it - so clever xx

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Good morning Sue
Love the quilt design to your Christmas card! My Mom is a quilter and this would make a beautiful Christmas or in another color a great birthday card. Thanks for the great card ideas!

Susi Mortimer said...

Gorgeous card Sue,now that is a christmas card. Love red and white.Have a good day everyone. Susi x

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

Relatively simply by effective card to make by still has that edge of elegance to it. Love it, thank you for sharing all your amazing work of art.

Lot of love,

Ivy x

Sonia Jones said...

wow I love this card. It's bright and cheerful hugs Sonia x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is very bright and beautiful, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, when I first saw this card I immediately thought 'Scandinavian'. I love red and white and this unusual take on patchwork is great.
I started life (so many moons ago) in the nursing profession and never heard of the red & white flower saying but my Scottish Mother-in-Law always said 'blood and bandages'. To this day my husband doesn't like to see this combination in a vase.

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Love it, love it, love it.


Norah McPhee said...

Thank you YorkieLass June for lynne and lyndsay infomation, as long as they are well and not hurt, we can wait a wee while longer, but please tell them they are so missed. Lynne you have left everyone thinking that the local asylum has let one of its patients out in me, come on back me up here. In desperate need of the furbabies antics and how our beautiful stallion and foals are getting on. Miss you guys,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

sued99 said...

Love the quilted look on this card.

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely Christmas design, just a little bit different. xx Annie P

Wendy L said...

A perfect Christmas card, xxxx

Janice K said...

WOW, this packs a punch! Love the bright cheery colour and the modern twist that the quilted blocks background stamp gives.The pave pearls finish the card off beautifully. x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
I'm late today as I did two shifts at school today, ad one of the teachers wanted to go and see her son in his schools sports day. Good job as his card has just brightened up my day as it's now pouring with rain here in Witney. Loving the quilted blocks and the background done with the PVA glue. Cameeli go knock me dead girl, I'm sure your lovely bubbly personality will win the day. I've everything crossed for you as we all will today. I think I'm glad I have finished work now, it didn't seem this hard in my day. Norah can you give us some tips on how you got hubby to lay your flooring so quickly. I'll pass them on to my stepdaughter for her partner. A playroom was going to be build, the breeze blocks are three high up. As the 6mth old is now 18, she's been waiting that long. As the youngest of 4 is now 10 it's way to late. An extension to the loft is at least 6 yrs in the waiting and still counting. A wrap around is now on the cards but by the time he thinks about it all the 4 girls will have left home and won't be required. Kitchen diner needed decorating for the Christmas before last and that had Christmas paper put up then. My list could go on forever, so any tips Norah are welcome. Hope your hills are feeling like bursting out all overs son. I had a lovely time Mrs B and Sandra at Newbury. Not to busy at all Sandra, plenty of room for wheelchairs. Hugs to Pam, Steph Norah and Cameeli as usual and anyone else in need of one today.

craftynanna said...

oh my sue, what a lovely card, i really like the embossed quilting,its really bright and christmass-y another one to have a go at as i really love red and white cards, regards everyone love J

Nana on the Hill said...

Lovely card Sue, the flower really adds the finishing touch

Janice Robinson said...

What a bright and beautiful card,love the just rite background stamp.

Vie Carter said...

Great card, would love to receive one like this


Annie said...

A great idea and a stunning result. As always, Sue, you think of the unusual and make it into something lovely!
Hugs Annie

Vicky said...

Love this card, looking forward to seeing your samples on Thursday, I work at strikes Northallerton.
Vicky x

Jane Franklin said...

The card has such a wow factor. Stunning colours I love it. Luv to all jax

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Christmas card Sue, well done you!

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, I Love this Card, I Loved it on Create and Craft I Love The Heat Embossed Quilting it's Extremely Striking and Looks Awesome, I really Love the Colours very Traditional indeed.
I really Love The Stamps you have used from JustRite, and in some cases heat Embossed in White to make it stand out, I really Love The Fabulous Flower which you stamped two and cut two out by hand and offset and placed Mini Dazzler in Centre this Creates a really Stunning, Rich, Opulent and very Beautiful Christmas Card, I love how you've Stamped your Sentiment on Velum and placed under the Flower to hide the glue. Another Outstanding Remarkable Card, I so wish my Cards Looked as good as yours, as I would be so proud to show them to every one. I Love the Paved Pearls one of my Favourite Border Techniques it looks so Clean and Fresh, I wish mine looked as good!
Sue Thank You for sharing this Fabulous Card the tremendous breakdown, on how to achieve this Card, Thank You for the Tips and Techniques, Thank You for your Daily Inspiration you give to me Daily I so appreciate it, I Love this Awesome Blog and the time you spend on it daily, I Love The Photography the close up shots are fabulous.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All

Gail said...

As you say different but traditional at the same time with the colour combo xx GailT xx

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone.
What a stunning card today Sue.
hope Everyone is ok today
From Christine C and Ella

Linda28 said...

Hi I Sue, Really striking card today, definitely a Nordic touch to it and I loved it. I missed your shows on C&C due to work and not recording them ( silly me). Will not do that again. Regards to all, Linda.

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely Christmas card. Love and hugs to all.

Pearl said...

Great card today Sue, craftihappiness to you, love from Pearl

Joanna Dickson said...

Good evening Sue,
Another lovely Christmas card. Its been ages since I've seen the gorgeous pearl border. Ive tried this a couple of times but failed, I'm going to try though cos I love the effect.
Hope every is well, Crafty love
Jo xx

SHARICA said...

Love this card .. xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Love the red and white but I think the design is a bit too busy for me , love the vellum sentiment though. Thanks Sue xx

Thanks to everyone who sent us anniversary wishes today , love and hugs to everyone on this amazing blog,
sorry not too name names but not feeling too good tonight so keeping it short.
Jean D

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone! Very nice card today,I like these colours but can also see it in Blue/silver,red/green purple/yellow :) etc,etc.
Cameeli ;Hope all went well at your interview Dearest Norah;you do make me smile with your memories so please never let them stop coming!
Had a good day,wish everyone else who are injured,get well soon and to others who have to"learn" to live with your pain,keep crafting so maybe you feeling less of it for a little while.....
Have a good night and hugs from me
Maria x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Wow such a beautiful and stunning card, being a quilter I really appreciate this card.

I have been into Lancashire today with my daughter she had a hospital visit, all went well thank goodness but I am feeling the effects of the journey, but at least I was there for her.

Steph hope all goes well tomorrow my lovely lady.

Tina stay brave it may be difficult but all will be well.

Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them especially Pam and Robbie, Gail, Lynda, Yorkielass, Steph and Tina, not forgetting Sue too.

Margaret corgi owner

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Ooooo Sue it was a "wow" moment when I saw this card. It is gorgeous. I knew it reminded me of something and then saw Bridget mentioned Nordic and it hit the nail on the head! Love the vibrant red and white, the flower and the soft look of the velum with the sentiment on. I'm going to experiment a bit with velum for a few Christmas cards, because it looks lovely. "Thank you" Sue! Hope you are fine and that you and everyone had a lovely time at the weekend. It's lovely because you can put a face to the name. Sending love and hugs to you, Lynne, Yorkielass, Lynda, Pam, Lyndsey, Julie, Tina, Lancs steph for tomorrow, cameeli, hope you went on ok today, Ivonka hope your daughter landed safely in the States! Sending more love and hugs to our wonderful Wilsonettes who have needed one today and there'll be plenty left over for you all tomorrow! Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, I know a lot of people don't like red and white, I was a nurse and we didn't like the colours due to it being a sign of death as Norah said. I would add a little touch of another colour to sort that.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
WOW what an Absolutely Stunning card. Love the rich colours. I agree with the others the card does have a Nordic feel to it.It really is an unusual card but i Love It.
Take care
Hazel G xx
PS T-Minus 5 days till i see you at the Papeterie super excited i am like a kid on christmas eve cant wait xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Oops left my post before I had a read at todays posts.
Cameeli I do hope all went as you wanted it to today, hope you are relaxing tonight and your stress levels coming back to normal!

JeanD and hubby Happy Ruby wedding.

Yorkielass thank you so much for your update on Lynne and Lyndsay, do tell them we are missing them and so looking forward to their return please.

Margaret corgi owner

Craftysusan said...

Love this card Sue, very Christmassy colours and such a clever idea. x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
Very late have been at younger daughters most of the day and her internet was down - so I could not comment.
Lovely card, love the concept but think I would be tempted to add another colour. Many years ago I was (when you could) taking flowers to mother in law who was in hospital, I selected red and white, it was the florist who said you must add another colour or change your choice of colours, it was blood and bandages. That comment has stayed with me all these years!
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Blue Rose said...

What an amazing card, very festive, very happy. Awesome job.

kiwiali said...

What a gorgeous card It jumps off the screen!

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, love the card.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

lynda said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes Sorry I didn't comment yesterday Sue I had a very bad migraine & large flashing coloured lights in my bad eye caused by the migraine.
I stayed in bed most of yesterday,& today.
Yesterday's card was gorgeous ,I love today's card beautiful colours, I have ordered the the background stamp,I love it as can be used for other occasions too.
Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Camille hope interview went well hugs Lynda
Steph hope all goes well tomorrow hugs Lynda

Hugs to Pam & Robbie ,Tina,Tandy,Tres,Yorkielass,
Lindsay, Mrs B, Margaret corgi owner,magpie, Ecco Janet, Julie,Sandra,Gail & brother,Alimecca, Norah & Rory,Lynne & pooches & sorry if I have forgotten anybody Love Lynda xx

Sandy H said...

Such a lovely cheerful card. I haven't been able to comment for a few days on the beautiful cards you have posted, Sue. They are all gorgeous.
Congratulations to all the Saturday and Sunday winners. Hope all who had birthdays and wedding anniversaries had a lovely celebration. I've got lots of blog news to catch up with. Take care everyone.

Mo said...

Hi Sue - This is an absolutely 'stunning' card. I didn't even want to think about Christmas until now, but I have ordered these stamps straightaway. Lovely idea and really simple. Thanks.
Luv M

lorraine (classylady) said...

Greta card Sue, love the style I am another who does not use red & white in flowers. Told from my Mother too.

Really looking forward to seeing you and Julia in Glasgow next week.

lorraine - scotland

JULIET11@gmal,com said...

Beautiful card for Christmas xx

Pauline Rainsford said...

So Lucky to be able to see all your beautiful cards here in New Zealand and get some wonderful inspiration

Helen Barker said...

Love this card very unusual but fantastic design and colours.
Helen Bx