Sunday, 31 August 2014

Christmas Wishes

Good Sunday morning all!  I was going to keep the Christmas cards for Fridays but I had already loaded this one up for today.  I am still sure they are more than enough Christmas cards to do double days as well as a few scattered here and there!  In other words, I made a lot of Christmas cards!  I love the simplicity of this one.  I stamped the Quilt Block background by Justrite using a Snow cap Adirondack pigment ink pad on to white card and heat set it.  I inked over the background with Aqua Adirondack ink, bringing the pattern up just so it looks like a ghost image in the background.  I used the Justrite Snowflake and a Cobalt blue Archival ink and over stamped the background.  I matted it with a thin white mat.  I stamped my sentiment on to vellum using a Clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I cut it into a strip and mounted it across my card.  I used a Create a Flake for my snowflake which I seated on the end of the strip.  I cut a larger white mat and ran double sided tape around the edge and coated it with Iced Snow for a bit of bling.  I layered up my background on it then added my final double white mat with the inner pierced layer.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 8" in size.

Now for the Comment Game Winners.  This week's winners are:
Jean Johnston!!!
Cdteach!!!
Jill Berg!!!

For the extra qualifying post of Wed., Aug. 27th, the winners are:
Breezes!!!
Bea!!!
Fiona Young!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x












172 comments:

Pam said...

Morning Sue and everyone, lovely card today, so gorgeous. Well done to all winners.
Thank you for all of the wonderful comments about Robbie, you don't know how much it means to have all of your support. I feel as if I am so far away to support them but you are all here to listen to me, my blog sisters, I am so very grateful. I forgot to say yesterday, Robbie is building his AB strength to sit up, he now has a 2-pack and is working to regain the other 4. Mary said he is very proud of his 2-pack.
Physio yesterday agreed with Wednesday, so back on 2 crutches, part weight bearing but I will do it.
Dianeandchips, how goes it hun x
Hope everyone is well, migraines gone.
Welcome back Janet.
Huge hugs and love to everyone, you are very special people.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful card, both the design and colours. Thank you for the inspiration, I could never think of all those techniques.
Hugs, Rose

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card this morning, would not have thought to use these colours for Christmas but it is stunning
Hugs
Carol x

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card today Sue and in one of my favourite colours too. Made a card in a frame the other day sort of on these lines but used embossing boards for the centre and was so pleased with the end results. Thank you for all your inspiration.xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love that snowflake stamp - there's something about this stamp that's just lovely. Happy Sunday all
Rgs
Clare W

fame01 said...

Hi Sue n all the crafting crew
What a stunning card I really do like this one I am off for a few days oh no I aft to do without my sue Wilson fix lol,see ya soon sarah xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you the card is beautiful, Take care all. congrats to all the winners. We cnnot have too much of your talent thank you. Kitty.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Exquisite again, the create a snowflake die is so crisp
Pat x

Marion Bull said...

Lovely card today, beautiful and simple and in my favourite colour too.
Marion B xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love the colour s on this one thank you tracy w x

Julie Noyce said...

Hi Sue, love the card the simplicity
of it makes it stunning.
Happy Sunday
Regards
Julie Noyce

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Love the snowflake stamp and colours of your gorgeous card. Congrats to the winners. Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the overstamping technique that you've used here, and the snowflake stamp is a favourite too as are the non traditional colours.
Congratulations to all the winners. Special wishes to those in pain and anyone on the last day of school holidays - don't spend it all rushing around checking lesson plans etc! Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely snow flake stamp, great colours.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the simplicity of today's card it's beautiful. I love the snowflake stamp and die I think you can never have too many of either.
Congratulations to all the winners
Hugs x
Heather T

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue and all the crafty crew, and other stunner and I ma lucky to have this snowflake its really pretty with the aqua.

Pam you will get there, but its going to take time, bless you.

Enjoy this last day of August as we race towards September, where does the time go?

Cameeli xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a beautiful card tody and I love the colours you have chosen.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Pam the news gets even better about Robbie and I'm just so very pleased for him and his family and especially you being so far away...but I'm sure Robbie knows you're right behind him willing him to build his strength back up.Pam you take great care on those crutches now and do as you are told and you'll soon be dancing around the house!
Hugs to all in need of them and hope your days get brighter.

Love Sheila xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Another beautiful card. So simple but very effective.

Love, Roz.x

Jane said...

Beautiful love the simplicity on this one, looks quite quick to do as well.

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Sunday Smiles as usual to you Sue. Happy Sunday to our comment winners, what a lovely start to your day, HOW many times have you scrolled up n down to double check lol, if you are anything like the rest of us - LOADS ... Enjoy your gift ladies.

Oh Pam, Im sorry to read about your little 'hiccup' regarding your poowly ankle hon. Please try not to get too dispondent and I know its easy for me to say,and I know it seems like forever since your accident, but hop- fully (sorry ) : ) this will help you start to get you back to full health again. What great news about Robbie, who would have thought that he was going to make this much improvement at the start, wow, his body must have been in SO much shock for it take so long to rest, but he's coming on a treat : ) let's all hope baby Leo fights as hard.
Tina, my thoughts were with you yesterday love.

Sue, Im starting to feel all over protective again ! Im seeing quite a few die companies following your designs, swwet little bow's, the odd familiar EF's and I dont think it's right ! There, concern and 'rant' over, if Id not put how I feel in words it would keep chewing away at me !!

The gift from you today is so delicate, then the Colbalt Blue to throw out the background, its quite an unusual Sue card, I dont like to say this, but it looks 'too empty' for your card, it makes me want to put something either across the top, or add something small but stunning somewhere, its lovely for a quick easy card which when making C cards is so necessary to allow us more time to work on those extra special cards. Id love to tot up how many cards you make a year, apart from blog cards that is, as everyday there is new inspiration, idea's and techniques, I know you have been doing this a lot longer than I have, and have so much more to work with than I have, but how on earth do you think of something new and different to forfill the quota of cards you have to make ? It just amazes me. Thank you.

Janet - hope you manage to fit all you need back into your car ready for your trip back to play with your new dies that will be waiting for you (although I do know that the week ahead is rather manic for you) !! Do you ever find room to take a few naughty cakes back with ? Lol.

Well, Im done, apart from wishing you well this Sunday Sue, which at the moment is dark damp and wet up North ! Hoping you are happy and well.
To my lovely ladies, I hope you have a decent day with less discomfort than yesterday, and if I could take any sorrow or pain from you I would.
Have a lovely day.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
The card is lovely, I really like the mix of colours also. x

auscrafts said...

I like the colours and the design of this card

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the simplicity of it and the colours are stunning! Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Love Jean xxx

Patricia said...

Good Sunday morning Sue,
Love today's card for its beautiful elegant simplicity.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
Wow What A Fabulous Christmas Card, (only a few more days then I'm on Holiday I'm so looking forward to it, so please be aware there will be no more commenting for nearly Four Weeks but I will let you know, so you don't think I've neglected the Blog and Your Terrific Work, which I would never ever do)
I Love Today's Card, I Love The Fabulous Colour! And How You Used Snow Cap Ink Pad To Create Your Amazing Ghost Like Background, Then Going Over With Your Beautiful Aqua Adirondack Ink, This Brings Out The Glories Detail (I hope you spell it like that Lol!)
Then I Loved How You Then Went Over It Again This Time Using The Beautiful Colbalt Blue I So Love The Velum Sentiment , Where You've Used True White Embossing Powder, This Looks Amazing, I Love How You've Created A Mat/Laer And Added The Awesome Iced Snow, I know it's Your One Of Many Of Your Favourite Products But It's It's Mine Too.
Sue Thanks For Sharing This Stunning Christmas Card I Just Love It,
Sue From Myself: Thank You For The Daily Inspiration, I Really Appreciate It, Thank You So Very Much.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All
Congratulations To All The Weekly Comment WinnersI I'm Thrilled For You!

Breezes said...

Thank you so much Sue - I am so excited to be a winner ! Living in Portugal is wonderful but craft supplies are non-existent so your blog gives me daily inspiration ! Thank you so much !
Rose xx
PS I live in Chaos - yes, my village is really called that !!!!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
superb card.
I love your stamping technics on this one, and your colour choice is excellent.
Super designing as always.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue a pretty and elegant card today one of those less is more I think. Simple but very effective.
Congratulations to all the winners today x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue thank you got another beautiful card I just wish I were able do one like this but my stamping is rubbish. Congratulations to today's winners.
Take care Sue xx

Debs A xxxx

CHERYL brown said...

I loved this one when you demoed it and still love it now. Have started to like stamping the more I do it and it's so easy following your instructions.
Glad to read Robbie is continuing to improve, he's one brave guy. also good that you are improving also Pam. Hugs to all that need them.
Cheryl xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

Well it is the last day of winter here and a lovely day so I went for a walk to our beautiful Wallis Lake. It is aqua and your card is almost the same colour, beautiful and my favourite combination for Christmas cards, love the stamp and dies too

Muriel x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. Simple Christmas are good as there are so many to make for that occasion. Congratulations to all the winners. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card
and the colours are gorgeous.
Nancyd xx

Anne Crawford said...

Love the simplicity of this card , perfect for when you have to make lots, also love the sparkly trim ,it gives a nice frosty look.
Great news about Robbie and hope you are healing well too Pam, just keep taking it as easy as you can.
Congratulations to the winners, enjoy your prizes!
Love the name of your village Breezes, it must give you some laughs.
Hugs to all xo

Jayne S said...

Lovely clean and simple card. Always a winner.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely, love snowflakes and the deceptive simplicity of this card is beautiful

Linda28 said...

Morning all, love the card today, Aqua is not a colour I have ever associated with Christmas but since I have started to follow your blog and seeing all the beautiful cards you have created using it I am loving it, also the layering of the stamps. Learning so much from your videos. Thank you Sue. Have a lovely day everyone. Linda.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Absolutely terrific Sue. Love the aqua and the snowflakes.
Have a great day.
Ang x

DMJ said...



What an elegant card, Sue, anyone would love to receive it!!!!



Doreen x

TDQ Karen said...

I love the ghost background and the lovely vellum banner, great card. Congratulations to all the winners xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another beautiful card today. Love the colour you have chosen and also the way you have used the iced snow - think this idea may be appearing on my Christmas cards! Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. What a beautiful card. I live these colours. I really like the background and would like to see how you do it maybe you can demo it sometime. The snowflake stamp is gorgeous. Thanks again Sue for all your inspiration. Hugs Heather.x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Gorgeous card. Like the effect of the background and love the snowflake, such a delicate and pretty image.

Lilian said...


Hi All, beautiful day here in Cornwall clear blue sky. Just like the weather your card is beautiful, never tried over stamping , will have to give it a go. Lilian

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love this one. The colbat blue on aqua make a great combination, really crisp and fresh, and the vellum strip works so well on it, another one to add to my "to make" list, thank you.
Congratulations to all of the lucky Comment Game winners : )
Sending my daily hugs to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra and Pat and all of my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another lovely card.
Congratulations to the very lucky Winners !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card today xxxx

karenlotty said...

Another great card I like the aqua

Aspiring crafter said...

Love today's simple but very stylish card Sue!
Colours lovely too, have a good day Sue and hope you relax.
Congrats winners!
XxRuth
Pam -so pleased about Robbie!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A nice simple Christmas card. I love this stamp, when you have to make a lot of cards sometimes you need a quick style. I hope everyone has a good Sunday.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jill Berg said...

Hi Sue

I love this little Chrissie card - the background stamping is striking but i really love the embossing on the velum it is just such a sbtle but elegant way to add the sentiment

Jill

Glennis said...

Congrats to the lucky winners.
Love the card today - simple but stunning

Sue Dunn said...

A simple card today Sue. But I love blue and Insist lakes. My perfect match xx

Cazzie D said...

Good morning Sue. I like today's contemporary style of card. For me Aqua is the perfect colour for Christmas cards. Caz x

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, like the blingy mat and the vellum sentiment. Pretty.
Well done to the winners!

'P' in Wales

Anne Crawford - congrats, you're on a winning roll!
Maria - what a day Thursday must have been, so exciting.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the elegant simplicity of it, gorgeous. Congratulations to the winners.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very lovely card so clean and pretty. love Jean Z xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue I like todays card it has nice clean lines and like the colour too.
Marion H

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. It's clean, crisp and simple. Which is not a bad thing when you have so many to make and the colours are lovely. Congrats to all the winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the way you have stamped the greeting onto vellum. Very effective. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs.

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue and all out there. Todays card is beautiful and so simply elegant. I love the embossing on velum. Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Pam keep your determination up you WILL do it but it will take time. Robbie is so brave and I have no doubt he will get a six pack soon.
I hope everyone has a good day and hugs to all who are in pain or feeling life isn't fair. Take care all Helen K xx

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card. Hope you are well and having a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous Christmas card love the snowflakes.

Pam good to hear you move around a little take care sending you a gentle hug and one for Robbiexx

Congrats to all the winners

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Virginia Davey said...

Morning everyone congratulations to all the winners. Another pretty card so simple but so elegant.

June Horrocks said...

Love love this card sue my favourite colour. Love to all congratulations to the lucky winners xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue .. Happy crafting and have a lovely Sunday ... x

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card today, love the colours.

Michele.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, a very special Christmas card today and the vellum stamped and embossed strip is so lovely, it really finishes off the card beautifully, I personally can never get enough Christmas card ideas and you so inspire me Sue, I am so grateful for your daily blog, it is the first thing I tune into every morning.

Pam I am so pleased about Robbie and I, like many others here, are following his progress avidly. Also pleased that both physio's agree and you have to use the loadbearing crutches for a while, it will be worth it my friend.

Well hubby has just brought me my breakfast so will finish now. Stay safe, healthy and happy everyone. hugs June Smith xxx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx hazel

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love it

Brooke b said...

Lovely card well done to the winners.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card, simple yet striking.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous Christmas card today,always good to have more inspiration.Congratulations to the winners.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, great colours, loving the vellum sentiment strip.
Donna Jones

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue a really elegant and simple card, love the snowflake stamp. Congrats to all the winners, have a lovely relaxing Sunday everyone. Bx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's C Card a fairly quick one but oh so effective, love the snowflakes over the ghost image and the sentiment on vellum just lovely.thanks Sue xxx hugs x
Congrats to today's winners !!!!
Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda and everyone , enjoy your Sunday .
Janet safe journey home .

Hugs
Jean D
Xxx

Jacquie said...

Beautiful Sue.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Love & Hugs

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

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, yes I too love the simplicity of this card. I also love the way you have made the sentiment on vellum, must remember that one.
Congratulations to the winners.
ElizabethS x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love it.
Beverley W

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Once again another stunning card and I'm loving this shade of blue. Congratulations to today's winners and Sue, I hope it's not too long before we see you back on our screens here in the UK. Thanks for your email and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning Christmas card. So easy to make to. And as luck would have it I actually have these stamps. Nice touch with the vellum as well. Like Lancs Steph I've noticed that some companies are jumping on your band wagon Sue. But I must admit your are more delicate and the correct size for bows, and theirs are much to large to put on a card.
Great news regarding. Robbie, he's lucky to have a two pack never mind a six one. Keep up the good work with your poorly leg and you'll get there. As least you will be able to get around a bit more. No running mind you.
Congratulations to all the winners, you lucky girls.
Special hugs to Mrs B and Sandra and hugs to all in need of one today.

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card - looks nice and quick and reasonably flat - making it easier to post. One to try.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Sheila x

Edwina Scotney said...

Hi Sue, back again after a 8 day stay in hospital with an infection, love this modern Christmas card, have this Jusrite stamp may be 'borrowing' some of the ideas.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies,
This is a pretty, clean, unfussy card - but would be better with a bow!!
Pam, wish I could say I had a 2 pack, never mind a 6. Well done to Robbie and his determination. I hope you continue to improve, but be careful. I had 3 fractures all at the same time and it's wise not to overdo it, even though you're tempted to.
Lancashire Steph, get yourself over to Newcastle, it's dry, bright and the sun is shining (but don't know for how long as there are clouds in the sky!!!)
I hope everyone has as good a day as they can and love to all. xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Maureen Killen said...

P.s. Oops, congratulations to the comment winners.

Carole Z said...

Love this card Sue, very elegant, hugs Carole Z X

lindyloo12 said...

Another beautiful elegant card! I don't know how you make time to make them all Sue, but I am glad you do!

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Blue's are so Christmas!
The stamped background is so effective and then stamped over again makes it really pop.
Love the use of acetate and the snowflake just sets it of.
Keep them coming Sue!!!!!
Lorna D

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Blue's are so Christmas!
The stamped background is so effective and then stamped over again makes it really pop.
Love the use of acetate and the snowflake just sets it of.
Keep them coming Sue!!!!!
Lorna D

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card, love the colours and the vellum sentiment strrip is gorgeous. I really love this card.

Congratulations to all the winners, so very pleased for you all.

Wishing you a very happy Sunday.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Pam, Robbie really seems to be working hard getting back into shape again, what an amazing young man.
You take care now on those crutches, don't go over doing it. Love and prayers to you both.

Janet, hope everything fits in the car and you have a safe journey tomorrow LOL

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone

Such a beautiful card for today, oh I can almost feel the quiet chill that always comes when it snows with that lovely blue background and the single crisp snowflake, thank you.

Congratulations to the lucky winners enjoy your prizes lucky ladies.

Hang on in there Pam you can do it, with just a little more patience you will get there. Please don't get over ambitious with those crutches! So pleased for Robbie he is one very determined young man all credit to him and his wonderful team at rehab.

Sue I really have to agree with Steph other companies are producing very similar dies and embossing folders to yours. I think it is so unfair of them, they should know better but in my opinion they are poor copies. Rant over just had to say though.

Tina you were in my thoughts yesterday, you are one brave lady.

So nervous but very proud for my daughter who is starting her new job tomorrow, as a deputy head in a new school, she is so excited about it.

Warm wishes and hugs to all who need them especially my very special friends here, you know who you are.

Margaret corgi owner

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a lovely christmas card. Congratulations to all the winners.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. This really works. The aqua colour is really fresh and makes an unusual Christmas card. One that would be a pleasure to make in August - if only there was any left! See you in September. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Diane said...

Hi Sue stunning card today I do like that beautiful snowflake and the way you have used the vellum strip. Sunny here in Edinburgh so of to walk the city again - oh boy are my feet tired but then how lucky am I to be able to do it! Thinking of you Pam back on those crutches take care and keep resting. Edina sorry to hear you have been unwell hope you feel better soon, being home in your own bed helps doesn't it. Congrats to the winners today and how lovely it's gone to you Breezes in Portugal so you will have some lovely craft stuff to play with. Have a great day love Diane G xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonettes,
I love the ghosting image to the background Sue, it gives that subtle look under the aqua ink. Think this is a lovely plain card with the lovely snowflake could probably appeal to more people than we may think.
Well done to all the winning Wilsonettes, enjoy your prize when it arrives.
Time taken which will be wisely spent Pam and see you back to yourself again. And what a lad, a 2pack already, good going Robbie. I think that is what friends are there for, the good and the bad days Pam. We will never get fed up hearing you because friends always have that shoulder and listening ear and what hurts you, hurts us for you if that makes any sense. You keep on telling and we will keep on supporting Team Pam in here at Team Sue.
yes Steph, i have also noticed that about Sue's ideas influencing or just plain.... think i had better keep the rest of that sentence filed in my brain. I notice that this company has also brought out fancy ones in with the plain set in both sizes. It seems that patent goes for nothing or so it seems to me. Have i bought the "new" dies, not on your life as i have the original and best in my mind and probably yours too flower. I may not have all the designs yet but i do have the main ones near enough and will wait until i can get the rest, although someone keeps bringing out new ones and like you i haven't anywhere near finished collecting the 1st set.
Well done Rose(Breezes) and glad that you have become a Wilsonette, but what a name to call your village, that's probably what i call Glasgow motorway on a week day morning rush hour...Chaos. Glad that you have won when you live so far from decent craft shops.
Deborah (Artliff), do like me, ink the stamp, TAKE the CARD to the stamp and press it firmly all over the stamp. I sort of rub the card on the back so that i don't miss a bit and it works each time for me. I used to do the stamp to the card carry on until i seen Sue do it the other way around and get a perfect image. Try, what have you got to lose?
Edwina (Scotley) sorry to hear that you have been in hospital the last 8 days, i hope that now that you are at home and back with us that you will regain your strength again, but not too quickly as we don't want you landing back in there in a hurry.
Well what a glorious day we are having up here in the sunny Ochils. My hills are so beautiful on a day like this and so wonderful to gaze upon. The villages down at the bottom of the hills because they sit at their feet, they don't get the full picture of their beauty. It's one of those peaceful days as daughter has come in from nightshift so is sleeping, son is at pals house last night so picking up at 4pm and hubby has taken his mood and went back to bed so peace reigns serenely in my house at the moment, long may it last. Going to start cutting out for some more Christmas cards as my bauble dies finally arrived yesterday,ooooh their pretty so off i go to play. Sending gentle hugs to Robbie, Cheryl, Diane(withchips), young Sam and Baby Leo(the lion cub who is fighting with all his might) and to the rest of my Wilsonette friends, who without you all i don't know how i would get through some days.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous Christmas Card. Love the colour combination. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue. Another fab. Christmas card to add to my list of "must make" now. Best wishes, Evis McCarthy.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I absolutely love this card, it's definitely my cup of tea. The Justrite Snowflakes are so pretty and I love the background.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

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IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

Lovely easy card. Perfect for men as it's not too fussy yet elegant. Great inspiration. Thank you.

Lots .of love,

Ivy ling xxx

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & lovely blog friends,
Beautiful snowflake card today, a very sophisticated design, I love it, the colour combination too!
Pat, Mrs B & I were discussing the pick of week launch on Friday and the similarity to some of Sue's existing designs, but the dimensions looked all wrong and they just didn't look right, I guess there will be many 'copies' but I am confident none will surpass Sue's in either design or quality it must be very frustrating as a designer though, or maybe flattering that they all want to copy!
Pat I hope you are all packed for your holiday, don't forget your books!
Sue (mrs B) I will be thinking of you tomorrow, I hope all goes well, hugs xx
Cameeli I hope you are well, maybe we can chat and catch up this week? X
Margaret, I hope you are well, I am sure your daughter will be fine, it's always very scary though starting a new job, big hugs to you xxx
Lots of love & hugs to all of you lovely ladies, including..Myra,Margaret, Linda, Lynne, Norah, Pam, Julie, Brenda, Hazel, Ann,Anne, Steph, Pat, Sue, Lynda, June, and all the rest of you too x
Sandra xxxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, aqua and snowflakes seem a marriage made in heaven and I like the stamping on vellum, love from Jackie D

Lacelady said...

Really lovely in its simplicity - just goes to show that not every card needs a lot of odds and ends on it, it's just a question of knowing when to stop. Congrats to the winners!

Fiona Young said...

I can't believe I won a prize!!! Thank you sooo much.
A lovely card and I even have those particular stamps.
Summer here Maine seems to coming to an end- there's a chill in the air in the mornings and it's getting dark by 7.30 pm. Still find it hard to make Thanksgiving cards when I really want to start in the Christmas cards instead.

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
I love this one,colours and designs.
Congrats to all the winners. Have a good day everyone. Susi x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. Lovely colours and stamp used. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

CraftyJo said...

Love this, so simple and elegant.

Chang Alison said...

Hi Sue, a simple yet elegant card. Thanks for the inspiration.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card, crafty hugs Julie xxx

Alice G said...

Lovely card. These colours always look so crisp and clean.

Hugs Alice xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A beautiful card, love the background and colours. I have this stamp and It is gorgeous, think I will have a play tomorrow. Thank you for your inspiration,, it is so much appreciated. Enjoy the rest of your day. Hugs to you and your Mom.
Congratulations to the lucky winners, especially Breeze, the name of your village made me smile.
Pam wonderful news about Robbie, he must be so proud of his two pack, he is an amazing, brave, determined young man, go Robbie. You can do it Pam, just go easy, brave lady, we are all behind you, hugs to you and Robbie.
Tina E thinking of you, special lady, gentle hugs.
Edwina so glad that you are out of hospital, hope you are feeling better, gentle hugs.
Anne C well done on winning twice, you talented lady, good that your golf friend won too.
Janet hope the car packing was successful, safe journey home.
Margaret well done to your daughter on her new job, the first day is always scary, hugs to you and the corgis
Special hugs to Jean D, Steph, Norah and Rory, Lynne M, Lynda B, Myra P, Mauren K, Wheely Bad, , Magpie, Lindsay, Alimecca Sandra, Mrs B, Brenda L, Heather T, Helen K, Tres, Julie and Lee, Ita, Cheryl B, Meg and baby Leo, Maria A, Angela W and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Paula said...

This card is so beautiful Sue, just my cup of tea! I'm so in awe of your talent. Thank you for the inspiration.

Paula x

nattyboots said...

Just a lovely card Sue
Congrats to the winners
Elaine H X

lynda said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonettes lovely C card today keep them coming Sue the more the merrier. I love the simplistic style of this one it's so clean & fresh love the colours. I am stamping a lot more now since seeing your inspirations so thank you for that. Wow September tomorrow so not long now for Ally Pally & seeing you again Sue.:0))) Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations to all the winners & yesterday's card winner xx

Margaret corgi owner hope your ok and to wish your daughter good luck for the start of her new job I'm sure she will be fine but we never stop worrying about them do we BIG HUGS Lynda xx

Tina you were in my thoughts yesterday brave lady love & hugs Lynda xx

Pam wonderful news about Robbie he is doing so well & you be careful on that foot baby steps Hugs to you both Lynda xx

Janet Ecco Safe journey home how many pastry's have you got in the car hugs Lynda xx

Edwin's sorry you've been in hospital but nice to see you back home take it easy &stake it slowly Hugs Lynda xx

Dianeandchipps hope your doing ok & trying them stairs but take care hope your soon home Hugs Lynda xx

Wheely Bad hope your ok & resting with Billy cuddles hugs to you & paw wooffy cuddles from A& B Love Lynda xx

Sandra hope your ok Did you get my birthday Email I sent you ? Nearly A P yaay time hugs Lynda xx

Special hug to all above & Yorkilass,Lindsay,Tina E, Nanna Tina,Tandy,Tres,Jean D,TOB Theresa,Mrs B,Maureen K Myra P,Brenda L,Magpie,Hazel,Julie Laz,Ita,Lynne M & pesky critters,Pauline A,Cheryl B, Alison Alimecca,Steph,Norah & wee Rory,Camille
Love Lynda xx

Hugs to all who need them xx

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Beautiful simple card and I love the color. I love vellum with embossing powder its so light and airy and adds a nice touch.

Congrats to all the winners!!

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a beautiful card here today again Sue, and a big congrats to all the lucky winners here today too.
Hope you´re all having a wonderful sunday out there.

Jackie Meechan said...

Love the colour of this card. Gorgeous.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Darlene Christian said...

Great to get ideas that are simple enough that I can make several without spending large amounts of time but still are as lovely as ever.

shellsta said...

I love this card and colour, and reiterate many other comments, thank you for sharing x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful clean and simple card, love it
Congratulations to all the winners and Pam great news about Robbie
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, love the colours and textures of this gorgeous card. That snowflake stamp is something special!

Hugs, Belinda. X

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! I love the simplicity of this card Sue. Love the background/snow flake stamp. Love the touch of vellum too which you have used for the sentiment. I've been thinking of doing a velum themed Christmas card with a religious stamp that I have and embossing it in white. Me thinks I'd better get started soon but I am so grateful for the gorgeous creations that you inspire us with everyday. The more the merrier Sue! xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue and your family xx Pam so glad that Robbie is getting there each day. You keep going too girl....nice and steady. We know you can do it xx Sending love and hugs to baby Leo xx Breezes, Rose, I can imagine most of our crafters are saying we too are living in Chaos....our messy crafting corner! Lol! Congratulations to you and all the comment winners today! You'll love and enjoy your prizes! xx thinking of you and sending love and hugs to Edwina, Dianneandchips, Margaret, great news about your daughter and her new job! x Janet, safe journey home, Wheelybad, Lynda, Yorkielass, Lynne M, Norah, glad you're having a bit of piece and quiet x and to all our Wilsonettes who are hurting inside and out xx Take care everybody xx Love Karen xx

Kai Ramos said...

Nice CAS card but still stunning! I pick up a lot of techniques to use, thanks.

Susan White said...

Hi Sue - happy sunny Sunday! This is a lovely card - would really catch your eye on the mantelpiece in spite of it's simplicity. Thanks for sharing, and congrats to all of this weeks winners! Susan x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. A very simple but classy looking card today, lovely. SueL x

Jill Liddle said...

Clean and crisp but still lovely

SusanP, Kent said...

Wonderful colour for a seasonal card. Like a frosty morning!

terrie said...

A simple card but a great looking one...Snowflakes cards and projects are my favorite.

Well done Sue

Congrats to all the winners

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the background and the frame.
I said I wasn't going to buy the 3d bows as I didn't need them and preferred a real bow! Guess what have bought the Lattice bow so now need the classic bow to go with it. Sue you are a bad influence and I blame it all on your inspirational videos!!!!

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card,I like the velum sentiment.Love all your ideas.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Yet another stunner. Like you the simplicity of it makes it. Also love the colour combo. Snowflakes are probably my favourite Xmas symbol, so will be using this one for inspiration. Thanks again for all the wonderful samples.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful snowflake card love the stamp and the greeting on vellum. You have given me some great xmas card ideas thank you.

crafty hugs
Helen Terry

SHARICA said...

I Love this card .. :)

GeeBee88 said...

Love today's card Sue, will definitely be including in my Christmas options = when I get started. Making some birthday cards today for all the birthdays between now and the end of the year so that I can then change over to thinking bout Christmas! love to all and congrats to the winners Gx

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, love the simplicity of today's card, the embossing onto vellum is so classy.

Well done to today's winners, enjoy your prizes!

Take care everyone,

Jess x

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today and great inspiration for christmas, thank you.

Craftihappiness to everyone, from Pearl.

nannapat said...

Lovely clean and simple card Sue. The snowflake stamp is very pretty & I love the colours. Pat x

Pauline A said...

HI Sue, Snowflakes always make wonderful cards if you have the inspiration; which you do. Family visiting so don't have a great deal of 'me time' . looking forward to tomorrow when I can indulge myself in your creative fixes. congrats to all you lucky winners. Hugs Pauline A xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Afternoon everyone especially Sue.
Love today's CAS card, do like your double stamping idea, and I must get down and try some. I agree with Steph on how many other companies seem to be bringing out dies and such very similar to yours,but then copying is a huge form of flattery. You are the original and the best Sue.
Well I'm feeling very tired today, I think this last week especially has caught up with my ME. Margaret I wish your daughter all the best for the start of her new job tomorrow, my daughter starts at Worcester Uni in the morning the first day of her PGCE, one day she will be where your daughter is tomorrow.
Pam take it easy on your crutches, and keep that foot up,when not in use! Fab news on our Robbies 2pack;-)
Well I'm off for more rest stay well and take care everyone above and Lynne, June, Jackie. Janet, Karen, Alison, Linda, Cameeli, Norah, mrs B, Mrs Duck, Sandra, Maureen, tres, Tina, TOB, Wheely Bad, Julie and Lee, Theresa, Myra, and all I've forgotten, xxxxx

hotpotato said...

lovely card Sue. Just to let you know I tried my PEACE die and it cuts beautiful.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, now this is my kind of card, quick, simple and very effective. I love the colour combination. As always,thanks for sharing with us. x

Donna Ellis said...

How lovely! I have just found The Creative Expressions dies, and last night broke the bank buying my first grouping! This is a beautiful card!

Janice K said...

A very pretty card with a lovely subtle and effective background.x

Janice K said...

A very pretty card with a lovely subtle and effective background.x

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
A classic, fresh and simple design, for a frosty festive season.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Simple but effective. Used Sues bow dies on a card yesterday - simply stunning and effective.

80s rewind festival yesterday - giving my age away. Loved it. Amazing what memories music evokes. Think rRick Astley still wearing the same navy blazer he was wearing back then.
Billy ocean gets better with age. Fab day love my 80s music. Tony Hadley in Oct can't wait!

See you tomorrow xxx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,today card ,and I hate saying this,but I just do not like this card.
Congrats to all the winners, Pam fantastic news about Robbie.
Ita.

vanessa said...


Hi Sue, love the card, I love the simplicity of it, but it doesn't look simple, it looks very classy, I think I might try this myself, take care vanessa xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card again and fairly simple but a very good one for posting! It is very elegant . Like the use of vellum - I don't use it enough.
Am just beginning to feel like myself again! Couldn't eat anything last night but had some lunch today so feeling better - will keep taking the tablets ! Lol!
Lovely day here today sunny and quite warm. Lovely blue sky but the leaves on the trees are really starting to turn.
Steph - I have thought exactly the same - re dies! However Sue's are just so elegant and classy. I don't own any of the others. Some of the others get an awful lot of air time!
Breezes - Rose - my time living in Chaos will hopefully end soon! I think it is a super name for a village! Congratulations on your win. Enjoy your goodies!
Margaret - all the very best to your daughter at the start of her new job! You must be very proud of her.
Pam - so pleased for Robbie.To keep getting good news is just great! Thanks for keeping us up to date.
Norah - I liked " team Pam at team Sue" .hope you enjoyed your peace and quiet.
Our son and daughter in law went to Canada on holiday yesterday. So pleased to get text to say they arrived safely. Isn't technology wonderful when used for good!
Tina E - hope everything went well yesterday.
Love to all, especially those who are suffering pain or sorrow.
Love to All, including Sandra, June, WheelyBad , Julie L. TOB Theresa, Lindsay, Lynne, Alison., Janet, Tres - missing you - unless I've missed your post! - hope you ok! ,Anne, Karen, Brenda L , Robbie, Sam , Rory and baby Leo. Hugs to Sue!
Myra

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone! Lovely simple looking card,just something little thing missing but not sure what.Maybe a bow. Hubby out for the day,son seeing a friend so thought to have a nice crafting day.Took it all out and then....nothing!!Ooh what a feeling of despair and so tired argh!Another day tomorrow.... Neighbours cat's and bunny feeding to do and a cuddle so Hugs to my friendly wilsonette's friends !
Congrats to all the winners
Hugs Maria x

val jones said...

Truly beautiful Sue. Love it.
Love Val in Spain x
Congrats to the lucky winners

Laura O said...

another stunning card .Laura O

Darlene4527 said...

Simple but very pretty!

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. I like the white stamping onto vellum
Luv
Karen xx

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fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, sorry I'm late today but as Norah said, it has been a beautiful day here and I wasn't wasting it indoors. I have worked in the garden all day and can 'see where I have been' although no-one else would probably notice! I am now shattered and looking forward to a long hot bath but had to come on here first.
I love the deceptively simple look to this card. I do usually stick to the traditional Christmas colours but have to admit to having made several snowflake cards in blue so will have to give this one a go.
Congratulations to the blog prize winners, enjoy.
I'm rather glad to see it has started to rain now, good for the plants I have put in.
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy week ahead - September! time is just going so fast.
Frances

Theresa Pace said...

i love it! i think this will end up reproduced in some way xx

dianeandchipps said...

Hi everyone, I am finally online. I had been using my phone but it cost a fortune. My sister gave me a shot of a dongle so I should be okay now until I get home.
Sue this is a beautiful card, so Christmassy. Well obviously it is Christmassy, but some are more than others. This is one I will have to try once I am able.
Pam, I am no further forward. The physios dont work at weekends. I think I will be in Care Home for at least another week, hopefully not much longer.
Hope everyone else is well, happy crafting. Diane xxxx

craftynanna said...

hi sue, i love the card and the snowflake stamp, i tried this with a bauble stamp i had no snowflake, it turned out ok but i can now see how much better it could have been, your card is marvalous love to all J

Maureen B. said...

Simple but very effective Sue and leaves room to add our own variations thank you. Christmas is not so very far away is it. Maybe its just as well you carry on gently encouraging us all to get cracking! May not be able to keep in touch for a couple of weeks 'cos we are going to Norway for a holiday and the internet is often not available amidst the islands and mountains but will keep trying. I really do hope I can keep on seeing all your brilliant and beautiful cards many hugs Maureen ps your blog is my daily fix!!!

craftynanna said...

ps sorry everyone,,well done to all the crafty winners J

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card and I love the colours. The stamp is gorgeous. Well done to all of the winners, enjoy your prizes.
Just a quick visit today as I'm shattered! We have decided to decorate the whole house ( probably a bad move!) stupidly I bought some " Once" paint for one of the bedrooms. I thought I would start painting today as Dave was out. What a mistake! I ended up going over bits that I thought I'd missed with the roller - I think I must have put about 4 coats on and it still looks blotchy! Finally gave up and did the coving instead and when Dave came in told him he had to finish the walls! I was as sick as a chip!dave assures me it will be fine when it dries - I have yet to be convinced. One thing is certain - I won't be buying that paint again. Give me ordinary emulsion any day. Anyway, I need my bed so I will wish everyone goodnight, hope you've had a good day and that everyone is feeling ok. Margaret, I hope your daughter enjoys her new job. Love and hugs to everyone, will see you all tomorrow. Love Alison xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card. Congrats to all the winners.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Annie said...

Loving this card, Sue, simple-ish (you know what I mean!) and very effective. Love the flake and the sentiment.
I'm late because I have my dearest sis-in-law who will be with me on and off til end of October so my routine will be a bit topsy turvy until then.
As you can see, this is my first chance today to check out your blog!!
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend and congrats to the winners! I know it'll be me one day!!
Hugs Annie x

Victoria said...

I'm in the mood for Christmas cards now - it's getting chilly in the evenings! Lovely card today - love the 'ghost' image and the forked sentiment.

Anonymous said...

Clea and classic-like this card. Need to get into Christmas mode but 2 wedding cards to make first .....For my daughter and my future son in law- tricky cos her style is totally different to mine! Keep the inspiration coming Sue x Jean T

Sandy H said...

Lovely card. So elegant. Makes me want to try a bit more stamping.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Christmas is a coming, yeah, would love to see extra cards, great inspiration.
Regards
Audrey O'Brien, Wicklow, Ireland

Vie Carter said...

Great card, love the technique

Vie
x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue love today's card it is beautiful
Your inspiration is amazing and the fact that you share it so willingly is bril thank you
Theresa x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THE LABEL IDEA MAKES ME THINK OF ICE AND SNOW.
WHAT A FUN CAD LOVE IT
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX