Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hi there!  I am switching gears and going back into Christmas mode for today's giveaway.  I stamped the background using the Striped Holly background by Justrite using a Clear Perfect Medium pad on to coconut white card. I heat embossed with True White embossing powder then inked across the card with Brushed Pewter distress stain.  The embossing resisted the ink, but gave the card a softer look than just stamping on to silver card.  For the focal element, I stamped the Ornament using a clear Perfect Medium pad and embossed it with Silver Shine embossing powder.   I cut it out with a large circle die.  I stamped the image again, heat embossed it and cut out just the centre sentiment section with a smaller circle die.  I foam mounted it in the centre.  I stamped the dots on to a strip of white card and embossed them with silver and added them so it looked like the ornament was suspended by them.  Using my Classic bow die, I cut it in soft silver card for the base of my bow.  I used the Lattice bow die and cut it in white.  I made  the bow by layering the classic underneath the Lattice and assembling a double bow with tails.  I cut the tails apart so they didn't cover the hanging dots and mounted them to each side of it.  I finished the card with a mat of white with a pierced edge, then a thin mat of silver and a final mat of white card.  Finished dimensions are 6" x 7" in size.  If you would like to be in the drawing for this one, just leave a message today.  The winner will be announced on the blog on Saturday.  All for now, Sue x


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Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!! the striped holly is a winner everytime!!

Norah hope you had an opportunity to say hello to Sue and Julia and that you enjoyed the day..

Have a nice day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Pam said...

Hello Sue, another fantastic card, just love the bow. You must be so pleased at how your new dies have been received, thank you. Now time for you to have a "little" rest.
Norah, have your feet touched the ground yet, so glad you enjoyed yesterday, I enjoyed it through you.
Jacq, think it is your 50th today, have a very happy birthday.
Love and Hugs to all Wilsonettes.
Pam Hartlepool

Anonymous said...

This card is truely beautiful Sue,love love love it, Pauline x

June said...

Good Morning Sue, Pam and everyone, what a lovely morning it is too, sun shining, blue skies and I am off to craft club today. However, I detract from such a wonderful card, I love everything about Christmas, my husband and I are like little kids and this card is the start up to that journey, I love the way you have done the stamping and then coloured over it to give a soft effect on the background, ....whoop!!whoop!! keep um coming Sue. Have a great day everyone, stay safe, healthy, pain free and happy. June Smith xxx
PS Happy birthday to Jacq x

dreamer said...

What a beautiful card, do not mind if christmas is getting closer and closer if this is the work you will be showing us many thanks wendy

Breezes said...

So pretty - made me get all festive - and it's scorching here in Portugal !! Off to swim in the river singing Mistletoe and Wine !!

Elspeth said...

Hi Sue, classy card! Love the subtle colours.

Anonymous said...

Good morning, I am new to crafting and every morning I cannot wait to see your next beautiful creation Sue. Your cards are so inspirational!! I am finding hard to go want to work -I just want to craft. Your cards are amazing! Helen

Jan.moogie said...

Well Sue a different style today, lovely card and great use of the die.xx

Desiree P said...

Morning Sue,I love the holly background and your bow dies work so well together.x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
LOVE it, a brilliant Christmas Card. Been making a few might just have incorporate a bow in my next lot. Thank you for the inspiration.
Hope you and Julia had a good day in Glasgow
Safe journey back home

Patricia xxx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
What a striking card! I love the stamps you've used on this card. I don't normally start my cards yet, but I may have to having seen your recent Christmas cards! Lol!
Best wishes, Anne O

Blue Rose said...

Oh my gosh, what a lovely card. Been following the new JustRite release...just gorgeous combined with your dies...a perfect match. Love the how you did the background. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Sue lovely card. You are so clever with your ideas of how to use stamps and dies as just saw this stamp as a central sentiment. You have inspired me to make a couple of christmas cards already.
Regards Julie Williamson

Angela Wade said...

Morning , Sue I love this Christmas card!! This is one of my ultimate favourites from the JustRite shows on C&C.
Would so love to win this !!

Hugs to all and Happy Birthday to the Birthday Girl on her big 5-0 !! : - )

Angela in a grey, damp S. Wales Xx

Angela Wade said...

Morning , Sue I love this Christmas card!! This is one of my ultimate favourites from the JustRite shows on C&C.
Would so love to win this !!

Hugs to all and Happy Birthday to the Birthday Girl on her big 5-0 !! : - )

Angela in a grey, damp S. Wales Xx

Marion Bull said...

Classy, elegant card Sue. Love the background! Thank you!
Marion B

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a grand card, love the stamping, and the bow is perfect. I think I need to get a move on with my own Christmas cards. Would love to win this card. Travel safely back. Bx

Beryl Frost said...

This is such an elegant Christmas card I love it Beryl xxx

Virginia Davey said...

What a nice Christmas card it's getting closer better start to make some Christmas cards.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love the bow Sue.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, a very classy card with a striking background, love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

His Sue, great card, I wouldn't have thought to use those colours but they look really good together. Tracy Noon Warrington x

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card for anyone to receive. I really like the detail in the stamping and the bow just gives it that finishing touch. Regards to all, Linda.

MaggieMac said...

Happy me of course its a beautiful card - All my new dies arrived yesterday and I AM JUST SO THRILLED!!! I love Christmas cards.
Sue wish I'd made it to Craftworld but stuff happens!
To all of you wonderful girls HAVE A LOVELY BLESSED DAY!!!!

Edwina Scotney said...

What a lovely background idea Suesimply lovely, I would to own this card Edwina

Maria Illsley said...

Great card Sue
Love the technique for the background, I must give it a go myself.
I would love to receive a card like this xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Second attempt to post, my first must be floating around cyberspace! A super stylish card Sue, I love everything about it. I'm picturing it in non traditional Christmas colours too.
Norah, so please you enjoyed your day with Sue yesterday, hope that you're not too tired today. Happy Birthday Jacq.
Sue xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a very elegant Christmas card it is just stunning. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely christmas card, I had made a start cutting some christmas shapes and embossing some back grounds before trapping my nerve so when I am back up and crafting I can start to put them together.
Birthday wishes for all celebrating today
Big hugs to all the Wilsonettes
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card. Wow you and Julia must be shattered by now, and you are both on tv this weekend, you both work so hard, a very big thank you. Take care Kitty

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful and classy christmas card. Love the way you achived the background and the holly stamp is lovely. Have a safe journey home and i think you deserve a day off after all your hard work over the past few days. Take care & Best Wishes.
Denise x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I really love the background on this card, especially how you have done it, the silver stain over the white heat embossing looks gorgeous. I also didn't think the dots had been stamped on the hanger for the bauble, I thought it was large piercing haha. A truly gorgeous card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Love the background stamp and the inking, the bow sets it off just right, you have the greatest imagination putting these gorgeous cards together

Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, do like the distress on the background; gives, as you say, a softer look.
Safe journey home - time for a rest??! Will check Julia's blog to see if there are more photos.

'P' in Wales

Norah and Fluffy Cat - so pleased your day was all you hoped it would be - and more, I guess!
Jackie Meechan - happy big 5-0.
Wheely Bad, Nanna Tina, Julie and all having a tough time- big hugs.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

A beautiful card.

Roz x

Sam Smithard said...

This Card Is Truly Stunning, What a Fantastic Idea for Fabulous Christmas Cards, keep them coming.
I really Love how you've used
The Striped Holly Background from JustRite, then stamping on your beautiful Coconut White Card and using one of your Fantastic embossing Powders in White (The Creative Expression Embossing Powders are wonderful so fine that's why you get such a clear image when stamping)
I really Love how you've gone over The Background once you've heat embossed it with your Brushed Silver Distress Stain it gives such a Fantastic effect.
I Love The Focal Image where once again you have used The Silver Shine Embossing Powder, doing this twice I can see you've mounted The Main Image onto your Card then from the second image you've cut out just the centre then mounted that onto your main image, I Love how your Cards have height. Then there's Your Awesome Bow's I'm Truly Loving How your using Your Classic Bow with many of the others and it looks Wonderful Like this Card you've used The Awesome Classic Bow along side with your Lattice Bow, each and every day I just Love your work.
Sue Thank You for sharing, for all your hard work, for this Awesome Blog.
A Huge Thank You For The Inspiration You Give To Me Each And Every Day, I So Much Appreciate It.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous Christmas card love the pewter coloured background and my favourite your beautiful bows.

Safe journey home and chill and relax??? You must be so proud of your new dies they are all gorgeous.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Nicola Belshaw said...

Morning Sue. I am loving this card. I think it would be ideal if you were batch making the same card maybe even doing a variation on the colour,which I like to do. Thanks again for your amazing ideas. Nicola x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card. Very classy. Would stand out in anyones collection of Christmas cards.
Many thanks

Brooke b said...

Gorgeous card, love the emboss techique. Must start thinking about my christmas cards for this year, it will be upon us in no time. JB xxxx

Gail said...

Morning Sue and fellow crafters,
What a beautiful card, and I love the bow, sue knows that makes a change for me, I'm not a bow type person!
Think I will be giving this one a go, when I start my Christmas cards.
Hugs to all in need of one!
Gail C x

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful card I really like the bow
Pat x

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Caroljsmith said...

What a change today sue back to christmas . I feel I ought to start making Xmas cards but weather too nice to go down that road yet. Great card

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Sue, as always your colour and design are just perfect! Thanks for all the inspiration! Nicola T x

Rose in Chester said...

Morning Sue,
What a lovely Xmas card, I just love the pewter and white. And the bow is delightful.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Lovely card very effective, love the bow of course!! I have this one, Hoorah!. Mabex

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I do so love that holly stamp. It makes such a beautiful background. Your Bows are really something to die for and today's gift just shows one of them off to it's greatest advantage.
Who wouldn't want this gift sat in pride of place; not just at Christmas but all year. I know I would so fingers/toes crossed.

Lindsey; Lynda and all other Wilsonettes who answered my plea - thank you so much - today's the day I shall be attempting this particular task.

Norah - So pleased you had a fantastic day - but of course there really wasn't a question of anything else. I have to say I can still see you walking on cloud nine today and so some time to come. Perhaps Sue will come to South Yorkshire one day - we can always hope. I agree that it is far better seeing a technique live rather than reading on how to do it. So have a really good rest today and then it's ready to try out all that Sue taught you!

Sandra and Steph - missed you yesterday - Hope you are both OK.

Hope everyone is OK (well as you know by now OK on my scale which includes all aches/pains/and other hurts etc)Take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Maryann Laursen said...

Amazing card here today again Sue. Soooo beautiful and yummi looking as ever. Just pure beauty.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the way you have swiped distress stain over the embossed background. It looks lovely. Never thought of using stains to do this! Just shows why you are the expert! The bow looks stunning. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Would love to win this.
Crafty hugs to all who need one.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card with some great tecniques. I love the bow and background.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card! Love how you have done the background , the holly stamp is wonderful .
So glad everyone enjoyed Glasgow ! Looking forwards to seeing the photos!
Happy 50th Birthday Jackie! Hope it's a good one!
Hugs to all xo

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card - love the background!!
Sheila x

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card, Sue, so elegant, would make a lovely birthday card,

Doreen x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
WOW WOW WOW I love this card, very elegant and chic.
I much prefer silver to gold more subtle so this is right up my street.
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - fab card - love the way you have done the background. Boohoo - my dies didn't arrive yday - maybe today? Really foggy here this morning but it will clear they say in a couple of hours - safe travels home - HB Jackie - have a great day.
Clare W

Carole Z said...

a beautiful, elegant card Sue - love how you have showcased the bow, hugs Carole Z X

PharmacyMichele said...

Another stunning christmas card. Love the addition of the bow, wouldn't have thought of using that die in a christmas card until I saw your amazing example. I have all these ideas in my head but its almost time to go to work-maybe I'll remember them by the weekend.


Anonymous said...

Jackie - forgot to say 50 is the new 40 they say!
Clare W

Sue Berry said...

Morning Sue another stunning card the colour is beautiful would never have thought of this colour for Xmas but it works thanks for sharing


val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. What a perfect Christmas card. Beautiful design.
Love Val in Spain x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue wow what a stunning card I love these stamps and the dies. They make some great cards. And I really love the design of this card. I've ordered mine just waiting for the post man to come. Take care Sue xx

Debs A xx

TDQ Karen said...

What an elegant Christmas card, just perfect xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful Christmas card. My grandson came home from school singing "Little Donkey" so this card is appropriate. Have a safe journey home and perhaps a rest!!

Love Rosemarie xx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue

Christmas cads are my favourite cards to make, I have made around 40 so far. This card is so elegant and has an antique look to it, that background colour looks beautiful. I have that wreath stamp so I can try to make something similar. A very hot day today, I love the sun, but not too hot I hope as it gets too uncomfortable but not complaining as winter will be here in a few months. Hope that everyone has a good day. Thank you Sue for the chance to win this lovely card.
Hugs to everyone
Dawn Searle xxxxx

foxyg said...

A lovely elegant Christmas card Sue.
Must think about starting mine soon!

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A lovely subtle Christmas card. Love the background.
Have a great day.
Ang x

sonja_w said...

Love the background, love the bow, actually love everything about this card xx

Craftetter said...

Sue, I really love the look of this card - actually quite like you - elegant and poised.
Elaine xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue this is simply gorgeous. Love how you have stamped and coloured your background and your bows look stunning. hope you get a bit of rest time after all your travels x

linda boyce said...

Hi Sue another stunner how do you do it,just can;t get into xmas yet .Hope you had a great road trip hugs linda

jean.phillips1 said...

Mirning Sue, love the background and the way you have embossed it. Makes a beautiful Christmas card!
The first of the new dies I ordered arrived yesterday, the French Border collection and the Grand Vinery, I just love them and can't wait for the other ones to arrive hopefully today! Love Jean xxx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card. The background really works well. Will have to invest in some stains. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

cr@fty said...

Oops forgot to say Happy 50th Birthday Jackie have a brilliant day
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and Sue-ettes : )

Happy - - th Birthday jacq, have a lovely day. Seems like ages since I saw that birthday !

Norah - read your comment yesterday but thought twice about answering as I thought - you would be either trying out what you've learnt at the demo or taking a power nap before starting again. Im so glad you had the chance to attend Sue's demo day, and hopefully had the chance to have a little chat with our precious friend. I bet you cant wait to try out the techniques you learnt.

Janet, I was here yesterday, and added my 'advice' on your folder frustration ! Hope something works for you, if not then id definatly ring the compamy for help.

Sue, As Ive said previously, I love silver for a C.card so it put a smile on my face when I opened your blog earlier this morning. Your new striped holly stamp is sooo pretty, as is the ribbon stamp you worked with the last time you were on CC. Using my phone to log in each morning, I dont see full screen, so I was chuffed to bits when I read you are back on our t.v screens this weekend, AND I will be actually in to watch it as the next craft market isn't until the 27th thank goodness, as many cards to make, with very little mojo !
Im sure you habe made many new friends during your 'craft tour' so Im looking forward to welcoming new Wilsonettes' Sue-ettes to our wonderful family.
As much as Id like to say rest up after your mega crafting marathon up and down the country, Im sure you have lots to do and catch up with, so I'll bid you a safe journey back home (such a long drive for you) and it would be so lovely to welcome you to Lancashire one day.
Barbie Fairy - hope you find what you want today if you manage to get to CBN. I need more card, so may say "hi" to Lyn myself this week : )

Pam, Nana Tina, Julie, and any lovely ladies that dont feel so great today, tomorrow is another day, so Im sending gentle hugs to try and get you through this day.

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxc

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today. I don't mind you doing Christmas cards when they are like this! Love the pewter stain over the embossing it gives a really subtle look. I hope you're taking some me time after the last week! Congratulations for the way your dies were received by the way. Norah have you come back to earth yet? Janet, I didn't add to my post yesterday about the platform sandwich as others already had advised you but I forgot to add that you cab download a guide from that gives you the details. Also, if you spritz the card lightly with water first you get a lovely deep impression. Jackie have a great birthday. Lov to Pam, Cameeli,Lynne,Lindsey, Steph, Tina, Tres, Gail,Julie and everyone I've missed. Love Alison xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Classy and elegant Christmas card. love the background stamp and I even love your bow in fact I love everything. You and Julia must be shattered after your marathon crafty week, have a rest before the weekend stink on the telly.

darcydaydream said...

Wow...someone would truly be blessed to receive a card like this at Christmas.
Love from Christine in Darcy...xx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love the background xx hazel

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. I always love your Christmas cards and this one is no exception - very classic and lovely. Look forward to seeing some more Christmas. xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Happy crafting ..x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

I can see elegant Christmas cards for special people this year, so had better get started. This is beautiful and so elegant.

Marion said...

Hi Sue another stunning card.
Marion H

Diane said...

Hi Sue I love the soft silver affect on this card today and that beautiful background stamp. Really pretty. The double layering really shows off that bow doesn't it. Have a safe journey back home. I hope you have some rest time planned soon! Love Diane G xxx

iReneM said...

Wow! A stunning and purely elegant card.


dinkydinz said...

Another great card, love the way you've done the bow.

Hugs, Dianne from New Zealand

Anonymous said...

Another beauty Sue love the colours. Love the ideas you give us for all the stamps and dies its brilliant. Have a good day all. CaroleH

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty, elegant card. The background is gorgeous,must get the silver distress stain, it makes such a difference. Beautiful.
love Jan x x

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful card, Love the background, the wreath stamp is so elegant and the bow is just gorgeous. This is my kind of Christmas card - I just love it all.
Hope you have a lovely restful day after your hectic travels, take care, love Brenda xxx

A crafty hugs to everyone LOL

Gill said...

Hi Sue

What a stunning card - I get so much inspiration from you - your cards always take my breath away.

Thank you for sharing your ideas it is really helpful to us all - especially when we loose our mojo.

Love Gill

barbiepinkfairy said...

This is really classy. Love it especially the bow!

Lancashire Steph I am going shopping hopefully today it will see how things go!!!! Will let you know how I get on xxx

Love to all in craft land xxx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. You and Julia can now head home and have a couple of days rest before you start again.
Your card is stunning love the back ground and those little bows just finish the card off beautifully.
Safe journey. Hazel xx

Heather Rogers said...

Morning Sue

It is such a lovely morning here in Kent I came to work along the river and there was a lovely hot air balloon floating gently along just above the quiet early morning mist - ethereal and really lovely and that is what your card is today - really lovely. I am sure anyone would love to win it.

I so hope over the next few days some of those who have posted for the first time to win your die sets will become followers we just need another few to get you up to 5100 for the blog candy win. Come on girls!! It's up to you now.

Have a good day everyone
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Just love this card. Everything a Christmas card should be, simple and elegant.
Audrey O'Brien - Wicklow, Ireland

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue

This is such an elegant Christmas Card. I love would certainly make a focal point....xx

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
A truly beautiful Christmas card today!! Soft and gentle colouring.
Good luck to all your Wilsonettes in the Wednesday giveaway. Wishing you all a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a beautiful Christmas card which could be in any colour combination. Love the background look and the bow just finishes it off. Best wishes

Glennis said...

Awesome card - so elegant!

julie laz said...

Hi sue, well just want to say a big thank you for all your hard work over the week end, and sharing your new dies with us, you are one lovely lady, and I love your blog,
Sue with everything you do for us, and you travel back and for to your mums and the UK, I don't know how you find all the time to do everything you do,
And make the most beautiful cards that you do, I think I say the same thing every day about your cards, all I can say is that you are one beautiful lady that care about your blog friends, crafty hugs Julie xxx

To the Wilsonet lady's
Sorry I have not been up to date with what's been going on the last couple of days, as lee has been commenting for me, hope your all ok,
Hugs to pam, and hugs to all you lovely lady's that I follow each and every day, love and best wishes to you all crafty Julie xxx

Pauline Norbury said...

Love this xxx

Helen Barker said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Helen Bx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, that bow sets it off beautifully

Lynn Hardy said...

What a lovely Christmas card! I love JustRite stamps!

Joanne K said...

Hi sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. Safe journey home. kind regards Joanne k X

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful Christmas card
anyone would love to receive the Holly
looks fantastic.
Hope you enjoyed Glasgow yesterday
it was fantastic meeting you and Julia and getting second row directly
in front of you with a great view
was ideal wish we had name badges
so we knew all your other bloggers
it would have been great to faces to names.
Nancyd xx

Sophia said...

Hey Sue - I love the pewter color. I don't use it often enough and this was a great reminder to use it on an upcoming project.

gwen70 said...

Beautiful Sue, love the holly background and of course the bow

Wendy L said...

Loving the bows, makes a great card, xxxx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue this card is so lovely the bows are a must have for me thank you sue love to all Junexxxxxxxxx

Maggie said...

Good morning. How are you feeling? Hope not too tired. This is a simply lovely card. The gentle pewter colour works so well and then that dramatic bow at the top. Wouldn't it look lovely sitting on my worktop? We'd all love it so good luck everyone. xx Maggie (better with a paper bow)

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Pretty card. So different. X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is stunning so gorgeous
Love it, the pewter colour and the striped Holly embossing are great
Carol x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue
I love this Christmas card it is beautiful
I am really upset that I can't get on with making cards of any sort has my Grand Calibur has died ! So busy saving for a new one


Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful Christmas card..... cannot wait to see more of your Christmas cards. I just love making Christmas cards! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue lovely card today love the silver background. It was great to see you yesterday and I even got to say a quick hello. Hope you have a safe journey home and find time to have a little rest. I managed to buy some of your dies and the double sided sticky sheets, hoping to give the guilding flakes a go, also some more stamping. Hugs to all who need them today Sophy n Gran

Joanna Dickson said...

Good Morning Sue,
What a fantastic bow, it looks fab on this card. I love the holly background too.
I wonder if you ever have crafters block. Your mind must whirl with ideas.
I've got to make it quick today, so much to do, and with me so little time. I wonder if anyone else think an hour has gone by in 5 mins lol.
See you tomorrow, have a fab day
Lots of crafty love

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, I have just had this stamp delivered so lovely, thank you for all your hard work, kind regards Janet k xx

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,
What an elegant looking card, I like it very much in silver and white very classy!! Hugs, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

nattyboots said...

Such a beauty of a Christmas card .
Elaine H X

Sanjay Soriano said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card today. I just love the justrite stamps you have used. They are on our wish list once we can afford them.
We would love to own 1 of your cards, which would go on display all year long. :-)
Have a great day
Barry & Jay xxx

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Friends,
A very sophisticated christmas card this morning, very classy and 'high end', the kind you save for a special friend or family member! It was a good idea to cut the tail in two so that they highlight the hanging part of the bauble, it shows how versatile they are.
You must be ready to get into your bed by now, you have had a very busy few days, tied in with the excitement of the launch at the same time, I was going to suggest a rest but you are doing the 'tool shed' show on Create and Craft on Sunday, will you be introducing your new dies??
Norah are your feet back firmly on the ground yet.i was so excited for you yesterday , I am sure it was all you imagined and more.
Janet has the weather improved, it's warm over here at the minute, we are in for some high temperatures over next couple of days, I hope you are too, it might get those grapes ripened ready for picking, do you 'tread' the grapes the old fashioned way? Haha
Big hugs to all of my special friends
Sandra xxxxxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

So, so very pretty. Love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue beautiful card love the striped holly and your bows
Denise X

lorraine (classylady) said...

Morning Sue, what a classy elegant Christmas card, these wee bows turn up everywhere. Sue thank you and Julia so much for a wonderful day. We enjoyed every minute of it. I briefly met Norah, "she of the hills" and another lady whom I think might have been called craftycally - if not forgive me for getting it wrong. I am now the proud possesor of a wonderful picture of Sue and I. Hoping to get it on as my blog pic......nothing like boasting ehh. Sue safe journey down home today and hope you enjoyed Scotland as much as we enjoyed having you here.


lorraine - scotland

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great Christmas card, love the holly background, another addition to my wish list.
Everyone seems to have had a fabulous time yesterday at Glasgow, 'haste ye back' (come back soon) is a Scottish saying.
Take care everyone, happy crafting. Jess x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Once again another truly beautiful card - very elegant. Thank you for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I really love this card with the soft silver look and that gorgeous holly background. it is a little early for me to start Christmas cards but I will certainly be trying to replicate this one.
Lesley S x

kimberley said...

Very nice Sue - love the pewter.Hope you had a great time in Glasgow and hope you will be back.Maybe I will be lucky enough to get tickets for that one !!!!take care,x.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Love the dies.
Gr Elly

hollyberry said...

Another wonderful card,so elegant and anyone would be pleased to receive it.

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning all, Sue what a lovely Christmas card, on that would be centrepiece on anyone's mantle or window and not popped in a pile!
Norah so pleased you had such a lovely time yesterday, and Sue was all you wished her to be. From emails we have exchanged she is such a very caring lady and one I am lucky to be able to email sometimes, thanks Sue.
Janet good luck with your experimenting with me it was trial and error, the good thing with the ebosser is it spits out what is too thick so just keep adding and taking away Til you get there as I think they are all different!
Pam, Steph, Lynne. Yorkielass, Alison, Julie and Lee, Cameeli, wheelybad, Gail, Tina, Tres, Tandy, Margaret, p in Wales, all of you and every other wilsonette have a lovely day, take care of yourselves and those that aren't felling so good hope today levees you feeling slightly better,, Hugs to you all xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful and very elegant Christmas Card - love it.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Jenni Murphy said...

Hi Sue another great card today just love the bow dies they just look so fabulous! Can't believe we are on to Christmas cards already, better make a start lol!! Jen x

Lorna said...

Hi Sue,
This is such a beautiful card the bauble stamp and bow are so elegant

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love this Christmas card, the background is so pretty and the bow looks beautiful above the ornament. Will you get any "me" time now you are back from your road trip? I do hope so : )
Pam and Robbie, sending you both my daily hugs : )
Norah, so good to hear that you had a wonderful time yesterday with Sue, not that I imagined for a moment that you wouldn't, and that your hills were as happy as you were. I hope they are still smiling down on you today, bet you are exhausted but very content : )
Sandra, I missed your comment yesterday, I hope you are ok? : )
Gail,I hope you can do some crafting, you need to think of yourself now after such a sad and stressful time.
Jacq, Happy 50th Birthday, have a great day : )
Spent a fantastic few hours up on Hound Tor, Dartmoor yesterday, didn't want to come back to the modern world as the only sounds were birds, grasshoppers and the odd bleat of a sheep...fabulous. I said hi to the ponies Lindsay : )
Sending hugs to Sue, my special friends and all in need. Take care.

Jacquie said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Sue, love all the detail, very subtle.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

weefortune said...

Stunning Christmas Card Sue, I'm sure we would all love to win it, good luck to all, hugs Elaine x

Ivonka said...

Most happy to see more Christmas designs, thanks Sue! Yx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
and all the ladies.
This is so gorgeous, I love the colours and composition.
Sue, I hope you are recovering from the road trip, or are you still travelling?
I am going to read all the blogs now and I hope Norah has already posted, although I always read them again before bed, so will catch up then.
Take care everyone and have as good a day as you can x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Just want to add that I love your new stamps that go with your new dies. The stamps are just as beautiful, the scenery ones have really taken my eye. Oh well, just more to add to the (even longer since last Friday) wish list! : ) Have a safe journey home. Take care.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card as usual Sue love it.

Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes.

Hugs to everyone.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful Christmas card. Very elegant looking.

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Great Christmas card,love the silver and white.
Love Angela x

andrea said...

Using resiit technique is so simple and effective.
Lovely card once again. Thanks for all your inspiration.
Andrea robbo

Robin said...

I like the effect on the background you get with the distress stain - nice and uneven colour tones.

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,

I really like the stamps you've used in making this card and the way you've used the ink stain over the embossing. As always all the elements come together so well and the finished card is beautiful.

Hugs Alice xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello, me again, I've just discovered that when you get to the end of the posts, when a further number is showing, you can click on that and read more comments - doh. (still new to this computer lark). So Norah and (I've forgotten the name already) had a great time, so pleased but not surprised.
By the way, welcome to Anja 49 - Anne.

crafty lady said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful card! I just love your new dies they are like you "Seriously Awesome" Thank you for a great day yesterday I have learned a lot for you and Julia.

Safe home and will record tool shed on Sunday as I will be at work. Hope we get to see you both back soon!

Crafty Hugs
Fiona xxx

lilygee said...

Good Morning Sue and All

A really nice way to soften the background - has a magical feel to it. The bows look so good and add so much interest.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

As always, so simple but effective, love it all.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Oksana said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card and the bow completes it perfectly!xx

Anonymous said...

A real gem for Xmas.
Susan Dobbs

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty especially the bow.
Beverley W

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Sue, with is absolutely stunning and soooo elegant and classy, love it!
Julie x

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone,
Another gorgeous card, spoilt for choice now with my Christmas cards list lol. Hope you and Julia are well and everyone is ok today, from Christine C and Ella

Elaine Sabey said...

I like this different style of Christmas card, hadn't thought of using the bow die on Christmas cards but will now.
Hope you enjoyed your workshop tour with Julia.

Love Elaine x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
What a lovely card, its so clean and simple looking but when you look closer the detail is amazing.
I just love your style Sue.
Hope you are getting some rest after your epic road trip.Can't wait to see you on C&C on Sunday
Jeanette S x

Jayne S said...

A lovely elegant Christmas card . I love the colour too.thanks for sharing this with us.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card, love the resist technique with the pewter stain for the background and the silver embossed bauble. Looking forward to the shows on Sunday
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card I love it colours are great,hugs Sarah xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
A lovely card in the white and silver. I lifted this background yesterday at Craft World but put it back as i preferred the wider one for myself(thinking of getting holly ribbons out of it). I think the bow and centre piece would make a beautiful card holder for Christmas as this what your pretty card is saying to my wild imagination. I hope that you and Julia take it easy going back down the road home as you never stopped yesterday. 3 demos back to back with a 30 mins in between cleaning up and putting away from the last,wow wonder woman couldn't have done any better with all her fantastic powers. I am glad that you have enjoyed Scotland and it's beauty once more. I wonder how many times that lass on the outside door was asked to get you to come again, as i bet she heard it everytime someone went out the door. I finally get the hi low technique having seen the results yesterday, i can understand why you like to do it so much as it was stunning. I think that i will practice and make a card for mum's friend Sue who is blind as i always try to make a card that she can see with her hands. Years ago i found the braille alphabet on the internet, so i use my pokey tool to write her a message. She laughs at it as she says it is awhful small and i really try to do it so that she can read it(it is a lot bigger than my normal writing).
Happy Birthday Jacq, i hope you have a great day and enjoy every minute of it. You have now just reached the new 40 and the doors are open for you to enjoy your new time of life.
Thank you Lorraine for speaking to me yesterday, for the life of me i couldn't place who you were with the Klassylady name. I'm not too good at remembering names, faces are entirely different. Glad that you got to come as well, it was Fluffy cat(Frances) that i was with as we literally live about a mile apart, lovely lady with a smile from ear to ear.
Girls i had the most wonderful of days yesterday and loved every minute of it.The legs are on strike today so i will not be anywhere today but oh it is so worth it for yesterday. I couldn't believe that Sue knew who i was as lets face it we are all a name amongst 5000 others, so that i really think speaks volumes about this lovely lady. Afraid nothing that hubby can say to me will be able to take away the fantastic time i had. James the carer came for Rory and is telling me that tomorrow and Friday is supposed to be a heatwave, hotter than Ibiza, well it's going to have some going because my hills are playing host to the clouds and drizzle today. I hope that where ever you are the sun is shining if not outside then from within. Sending big hugs to all our fragile friends that need that wee bit extra comfort, i am thinking of you.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Susan White said...

This is such a lovely card - it would lift anyone's mantlepiece to receive it, so hoping I'm the lucky one!!! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Beryl Treble said...

A beautiful card. Have a safe journey home. x

Sue said...

Wonderful card Sue,love that bow.
Sue xx

Nina Spear said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, even though I can't get my head around Christmas yet!

utilitygirl said...

Wow, another lovely card Sue. You give us so many great cards its a job to know which ones to try!!

3362 Jan. said...

Morning Sue. Wow, love this. Quite simple but so effective. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Delyth said...

You would only need Xmas paper and stamp to make a variation an this card, this is why I visit your blog every morning for your brilliant ideas to make my cards look better thank you cheers Sue x

Tracy Stitt said...

Mornin sue and crafty crew
A stylish an very elegant card. I do love the silver an white together!
Love Tracy from killie x

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, I love the background stamp in silver it's very unusual, as for the main image this stamp is so good it looks professional .enjoy your day
X Ros

nannapat said...

Stunning card Sue, the background is beautiful and so is everything else! Love all of the designs in your bows, they are just so pretty. Pat x

Sonia Jones said...

Oh WOW what an absolute stunning card. I truly love it. The background is simply gorgeous and the bow is so pretty. Hugs sonia x

Cazzie D said...

Great card Sue. That background stamp is really something.
Love Caz x

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, so elegant and simple and the colours are just right. Just up my street!! Have a lovely Birthday Jacq. Hope everyone has a nice day. Susi x

Janhass said...

Hi Sue I really love this card, that stamp is a must have buy. You don't need a lot of embellishments, it's perfect in its simplicity. X

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
We have a lovely silvery delight today! The whole card is stunning but the individual parts which go to make up the whole are too! I do hope that makes sense! I love the bow. I knew I'd need the silver card as I love the soft gold - so that was obvious - to me anyway. I bought the silver card really with Christmas in mind but I will use it lots I know.
You must be really tired as you had a lot of driving to do as well. So pleased all has gone well. You have certainly got a lot of happy crafters on this blog! .
Jackie Meechan - Happy 50th Birthday! Have a lovely day.
Norah - so glad yesterday went well and it was nice to be able to share it with Frances too.
France's (fluffycat) so pleased you enjoyed your trip to Craftworld too .
It's a bit dull here still although sunshine was promised - maybe its coming a bit like Christmas!
Love to all crafting friends on the blog. Hope you all have a good day.
Love Myra

SHARICA said...

Very Striking Card .. xx

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. Your bows just add the finishing touch. Beautiful!

Fiona Young said...

Another fab idea for Christmas card- I really like the softness of the pewter. What a great inspiration you all are. I enjoyed looking at the pics of your workshops- wish I lived closer. Will be back home in the UK for a couple of weeks in the Fall- does anyone know of any workshops in Devon or London coming up then??? Thanks from Maine

Dawn Holben said...

Absolutely beautiful and I just love the colours.
I must admit those are my favourite colours for Christmas cards.
Can't wait to see what you come with next.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, don't know how you do it but yet again a great card. You have such fantastic ideas, I wish my brain worked like yours. It must be on the go thinking what can I do next. Would love to win this card lol Gill P G x

jane stillman said...

Absolutely stunning, gorgeous background and focal point, finished off with your gorgeous lattice bow xx

MYOB Girl said...

yes time to think about xmas cards and loving this one.

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

Oh wow! Beautiful elegant card. I have all the products to replica this card, will give it a go! Thank you for your inspirations.

Lots of love,

Ivy Ling x

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Love the holly background with that gorgeous bow and the color is oh so perfect.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Ooooh so elegant, the Striped Holly is gorgeous, I had to buy it when I saw you demo with it. Safe journey home, you will be ready to get into your own bed.
Norah so glad that you got to meet Sue, your comments are so true, we are both so lucky to have the wonderful memories to treasure and how nice that you and Frances (Fluffycat) travelled together.
Pam hugs to you and Robbie.
Jackie M Happy 50th Birthday, have a lovely day.
Daily hugs to Tina, Staph, Margaret corgi owner, Lynne M, Lynda, Lindsay, Jean D, Magpie, Sandra, Tres, Juie and Lee, Weely Bad, Tnndy and of course our Sue.
Love and hugs to all Wilsonettes.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Jill Liddle said...

I really like this card. Love the striped holly embossing.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue I hope you get a chance to have a rest for a few days ?
To days card is lovely,the background is super,and a Christmas Card that I would be proud,to make for friends.
Thank you for the inspiration .

Beth T said...

Another beautiful card! You never ceasse to amaze me with your designs. I love the background effect with the brushed pewter distress stain.

Chris Curry said...

Beautiful Card Sue. As I was reading your instructions I kept saying to myself Oh good, got that stamp, got that stamp, got those dies. Brilliant. I especially love the way you've done the bow. Thank you. Xx

redfox said...

Oh this is simply stunning Sue!I'd be proud to give this card to anyone. Love the soft silver effect that the pewter stain produced. Love it! Sarah

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A very elegant card. Would love to win it!
Veronique L

jackie williams said...

yet another stunner Sue!

Rosietoes said...

A wonderfully elegant and understated card Sue. Love the techniques you have used and well, it's simply gorgeous. x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely! I really enjoy making my Christmas cards so your inspiration really helps.

A New Crafter said...

Absolutely stunning card - love the bows as i can't tie bows at all! ...thank you so much for coming along to Craftworld yesterday - thoroughly enjoyed watching and listening to you, 2 hours disappeared in a flash. Your cards are absolutely stunning - great day. Thanks again, Anne Taylor

Lacelady said...

Such a pretty card, love the stamped bauble too. Have you got your breath back from all your travels?

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love everything about it, it's a stunning card, but those bows are one of my favourite embellishments! I ordered the Itty Bitty Bows Sets yesterday, hopefully they will arrive tomorrow.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Cathie Weary said...

Such a beautiful card. I love how you used the distress ink over the embossing. It gives it such a soft look. The bow is stunning. Would love to have this to start my Christmas card making. Thanks so much for all the inspiration.

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