Saturday, 2 August 2014

Let It Snow

 Hello everyone!  I know that it has been incredibly pleasant out lately so the last think you probably want to see is snowflakes, but we do have to start thinking about making Christmas cards at some point.  Better sooner than later I say!  Today's card is a really easy stamped layered background and it only uses a single snowflake stamp to create the entire card (with the exception of the sentiment tag).  I selected a piece of teal card and stamped the Justrite Snowflake all over the background using a Clear Perfect Medium pad.  I made sure that I didn't overlap the stamped images and left a bit of open space as well. I heat embossed the images with True White detail embossing powder.  I went back in and stamped the same image, but this time I overlapped the initial images a bit, but also aimed for the more open areas of the background too.  I heat embossed these images with Clear Detail embossing powder.  For the focal image, I stamped the same snowflake on to teal card using a Clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed it in white and cut the card into a square.  I edged the card with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue and gave it a frosty coating of Iced Snow.  I cut a Fleur de Lis die and seated it upon it.  A seam binding messy bow was seated in the corner with my sentiment tucked under a crystal sparkler and two matching stick pins.  I matted and layered the card with a pierced white mat, a thin  teal mat and a final white mat to complete the card.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8" in size.

Now for the winner of the Wednesday Card Giveaway.  This week's winner is:

June Smith!!!

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















178 comments:

Pam said...

Morning Sue and everyone, lovely card today, as always. Congrats to June Smith, I am delighted for you.
It is great being with my brother although he is pretty jet lagged at present. He is really emotional when speaking of Robbie obviously so we are just taking it slowly. Robbie is fighting hard to develop new improvements and has moved one of his big toes himself. The Rehab staff are very pleased with his determination. Thank you everyone for your constant and ongoing support.
Love to Meg and family and baby Leo.
Love and hugs to all my lovely Wilsonettes, you all know who you are and there is enough to go round xx

Virginia Davey said...

Morning everyone, lovely Christmas card not too fussy, very traditional. I. like this card.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. I love Christmas cards in unusual colours and this hits the bullseye for me. I don't have the snowflake stamp but I'm going to gave a look and see what I can improvise with, thanks for the inspiration Sue.
Congratulations June on winning he Weds giveaway. Have a wonderful time with your brother Pam.
Have a great weekend everyone. Sue xxx

Angela Wade said...

Good Morning, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes, today's card is colourful and easily achieved.
Thankyou Sue for a nice colourful card on such a grey and miserably wet day.

Glad you're enjoying your time with your brother Pam and that Robbie is making such wonderful progress. Hugs to you and your family and to all the Wilsonettes in need, especially, Julie & Lee, NanaTina, Myra, Sandra, Lancs' Steph to name but a few.....

Best Wishes, hope you all have a good weekend, despite the bad weather,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Angela Wade said...

Ps. Congrats to June x

Joan D said...

A beautiful card,and just using one stamp. Very clever usage. Really must start and think about making cards for Christmas now as I start well and then seem to leave it until a couple weeks before the big day. Xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely christmas card, love the colour.
Pam enjoy your time with your brother and hugs for Robbie.
Baby hugs for Leo
Gentle hugs for those in pain or hurting and a big thank you for all your comments we are getting there slowly we will pick up his ashes later today so Max will be home again.
Congratulations to June on winning Wednesday's card.
Love and hugs to all the Wilsonettes
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue. Well done to Robbie.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. So simple yet so elegant. I love the teal and white together. I know what you mean. Going to start my christmas cards this week coming. Take care. Hugs Heather.x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you very much. Yes it has been lovely outside so it is very refreshing to see lovely cool snowflakes, beautiful, nice cool colour. To all Wilsonettes have a good weekend, take care all Kitty.

Kitty Davies said...

Oops sorry congrats to June, Kitty

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue, It is very easy to feel snowflakes at the moment here on the mid north coast of NSW, it is so cold, the wind is coming off snow somewhere for sure. Beautiful card as always and love the colours, hard to believe there is just one stamp,

Muriel x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue, It is very easy to feel snowflakes at the moment here on the mid north coast of NSW, it is so cold, the wind is coming off snow somewhere for sure. Beautiful card as always and love the colours, hard to believe there is just one stamp,

Muriel x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous Christmas card
and not too much work if you have a lot to do
love it will be doing some of these
for sure. Congrats June lucky girl.
Nancyd xx

tracy w said...

hi sue
stunning christmas card yes you are right ive just finished making my family christmas cards only my work mates to do so this card has given me so ideas of what i will be doing thank you for sharing your talent with us crafters thanks tracy w x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love teal and there's just something about that snowflake - love it's design. Well I didn't finish the Bday card and start C cards yday as planned - housework etc. got in the way - maybe today. Happy crafty Saturday all
Rgs
Clare W

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
I love snowflakes - die cut or stamped! - so I don't mind when I see them! This card is so pretty, I love the interest in the background with the white and shadowy snowflakes. Gorgeous.
Best wishes
Anne O

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful Christmas card. I love the white on teal and the snowflake is so pretty. I will be having a go at this one for sure : )
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie-great to hear of another improvement with Robbie, to Norah-you will have to squeeze in to Sandra's suitcase with me and Pat: ) to my special friends Sandra and Pat-so glad the meds are working Sandra, and good that you had a lovely crafting time at Southmoor Pat: )to all of my special friends and to all in need. Have a good weekend everyone. Take care.

Clai01 said...

Lovely card and love the colour also. Yes I guess Christmas will creep up on us fast. x

Brenda Hanlon said...

Simply stunning.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Teale/white for today's gift - how can you go wrong!!!
One of the most beautiful colour combinations you can get!
A single snowflake and you have the most gorgeous gift and so easy to do if you have to make batch bundles. So all in all today's gift is a really big hit with me.

Congratulations to June Smith for winning the Wednesday Gift Day.

Pam - Just take one step at a time with your Brother. When a child has been injured or has been diagnosed with one of the worst conditions possible we also have to think of the whole family who are suffering also and gentleness together with comfort for them is so so important as they go through every step with their child. Robbie is obviously a fighter and will always do his utmost to improve. Have a really good weekend all of you.

Norah - Haven't as yet come across any Strawberry Martans (I too love Rosemary & Thyme) but we did have a Divorce yesterday!! I had a beautiful Strawberry Tart topped with Cream and Choc bits and of course Mr E had a 'Divorce' which is two balls of choux pastry joined together with butter cream; one side filled with coffee cream and covered with coffee icing and the other filled with choc cream and covered with choc icing. You can imagine some of the comments can't you?

Myra - sorry about sending the rain but if it's any consolation we have got up this morning to dull, wet and miserable weather. This year's see=saw of weather is unbelievable.

I've just had to stop for a minute as a beautiful Buzzard has just flown past the window and landed in the garden by the C.tree. He's just beautiful.
Well going to another Vide Grenier(village sale)this morning so fingers crossed we may spend a little bit more this weekend than we did last.

Hoping everyone is feeling a little better and looking forward to the weekend. Take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue and everyone,
Congratulations to June on winning a lovely card.
Well, it is the beginning of August, so Christmas is galloping towards us. I have some teal card and as we have a quiet weekend I am going to try this card today it is beautiful. Not sure if I have this stamp, but I have other snowflake stamps.
Have a great day everyone.
Love and hugs Dawn Searle xxx

Jan.moogie said...

A very dramatic Christmas card today Sue and you make it sound so easy to make. Itching to have a go myself and looking forward to having a day off next week to try. Thanks for sharing.xx

Aspiring crafter said...

This is a beautiful card Sue!
Love the teal card and it's just stamped to perfection!
Have a good weekend,
XxxRuth

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
I Truly Love every morning opening up my iPad, to visit this Tremendous Blog.
I Love to see The Awesome Creations You Bring To Us And You Never Fail.
I Truly Love to see Christmas Cards as I've many to make plus I give to Charity. So Please Keep Them Coming! I Love The Fabulous Colours you've chosen for Today's Card, The Beautiful Coconut White and The Stunning Teal they work so well together.
I really Love The Snowflake Stamp you've used from JustRite, I Love how you've Stamped and Heat Embossed in True Fine White Embossing Powder, I really like the fact that you've not stamp all over your Background so once you've Embossed with The True White, I Love how you've Stamped The Snowflake once more and this time Heat Embossed in the Clear Embossing Powder, I really Love how it gives Different Tones to your Background. For your Stunning Focal Point you've used The Snowflake once more on your Beautiful Teal Card, Heat Embossed in True White Embossing Powder, then I really like how you've Cut your image into a Square and added Iced Snow around the sides of your square, then placing your image onto a Fleur-de-Lis Die Cut.
Adding a Fabulous Messy Bow, a Sparkler, and Two Truly Beautiful Stick Pins. Sue you've done it again I'm sorry to keep using the word Love It But for me it's such an appropriate word, it's a Outstanding, Elegant, Extremely, Fabulous Card. Sue Thank You For Sharing, Thank You For This Outstanding Blog, For All Your Hard Work. Sue Thank You For All The Tips And Techniques, Thank You For All Your Kindness Each Week Giving Away Wonderful Gifts And The Wednesday Gift Card.
Sue From Me Personally A Huge Thank You For The Inspiration You Bring To Me Each And Every Day I Really Appreciate It So Very Much.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
June Smith Congratulations On Winning The Wednesday Gift!
Nana Tina I'm Pleased Your Bringing Max Home Today.
Hugs To All.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous. I do like snowflakes. Congratulations to June. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

sonja_w said...

Wouldn't have thought of using Teal card for a Christmas card, but it's absolutely stunning. The snowflake stamp is gorgeous. I love this card xx

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue, I rally like the snowflake stamp.
Please can you tell me where I can get the Vintage silver card.
Congratulations June on winning the lovely card
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Blue Rose said...

Sue,
Beautiful card. Love the embossed snowflake background. Great color. Great job.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely card, not yet got the urge to make Xmas card though. Congratulations to June x

Angela H said...

I love snowflakes on Christmas cards and this one is no exception. The card colour is perfect.

hollyberry said...

Such a pretty card.Weather dreadful here,pouring with rain so nothing wrong with snowflakes!

Jane said...

Like the colours on this one Sue x

Jane xx

Jane said...

Like the colours on this one Sue x

Jane xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow what a wonderful Christmas card its nice to see one of the older dies coming back. I must have at least 250 dies that I have not used for ages sue would be able to show some ideas with the older ones. But back to todays card I love the colours you have used its something different for a Christmas card. Take care Sue xx

Debs A xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card & great colours. Can't wait to start my christmas cards & this has given me ideas, I have a couple of days off work and my plan is to stay in my craft room!!!

Michele.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card, the colour and simplicity of the design is just fab. It is nice to know that something so good looking doesn't have to take hours to do. Thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely teal and white colour combo. This card is very simple to do but so effective and lovely, will have to replicate this probably as time runs out...................
don't like to think of xmas cards but I won't have much time left by the time I get round to it.
Hugs, Rose

TDQ Karen said...

A very stylish Christmas card, love the look. Congratulations to June on your win xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card even though I really don't want to think about "snowflakes" at the moment.
Actually the design using a different stamp could be an all occasions design, I really love it.
Pam so happy to hear that Robbie is still determined and making progress. Enjoy your time with your brother.
Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs

Patricia xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous Christmas card, love the snowflakes
Hugs
Carol x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous Sue loving the colour xx hazel

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue,

It is lovely to see teal coloured card again, and it really works for Christmas. Very pretty.sitting here listening to thunder rumbling in the distance so due for a storm I think. I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card! Love snowflakes they are exquisite , but still no inclination to make Christmas cards yet, I always want to make summer last as long as possible and to start on the C cards would be giving in too soon!
Congratulations to June Smith , well done, enjoy!
Good news about Robbie, enjoy your time with your brother Pam.
Hugs to all xo

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Love the stamping on this. Just my favourite type of card.
Well done June.
Love Val in Spain x

Debbie Tinks said...

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

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love Christmas cards and this one is beautiful , thank you . Love Jean Z xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, love the colours. I've had a quick look at the last week's cards and I have to say, they were all stunning! I really have missed the blog whilst I've been away! I've also come across your new Christmas dies and absolutely love them.
To all Wilsonettes, it's great to be back! Norfolk was stunning and the weather beautiful until Thursday night. Spent most of the time in Cley, Blakeney, Wells, Titchwell and along the coast and had a lovely time looking at the wildlife. Also went to RSPB reserve at Lakenheath and that was fabulous - saw 5 kingfishers that were only about 4 metres away from us - such beautiful birds. Pam so pleased that you're spending time with your brother, he must need lots of your love and strength at the moment. So pleased to hear Robbie is making progress even if it is only a little bit at a time. Special hugs to both of them and you of course. Tina just had a quick flick through comments to see what has happened. I am so sorry to hear about Max - my thoughts are with you and your family, but at least he's coming home today. My furry animal , Scamp the cat, was all over me like a rash last night when we got in. It was like having a limpet attached to me! Well must go now, I will try to catch up with all of the comments but there are so many, so I will apologise now if I miss anything. I hope you all have a good day and I'm sending extra special hugs to each and every one of you. Love Alison xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! I love this card it's in my favourite colour combination. It's nice to see one of the older dies I forget about these and tend to use the newer ones.
Congratulations June on winning
Pam it's good news about Robbie moving a toe, my son had a very bad motorbike accident receiving horrific injuries. We were told he'd never walk again but against all odds he recovered. Robbie sounds as determined as my son was, enjoy the time with your brother.
Nanna Tina I'm so sorry to hear about Max.
Thank you to those of you that sent me kind wishes regarding the sudden loss of my friend. I am still in shock, there has to be a post mortem so my heart goes out to her family.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card using one stamp. Love the colour. Not too fussy. Keep the inspiration coming please.

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone. A beautiful Christmas card in teal and white today.
The snowflake stamp is gorgeous!
Congratulations to June. Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy weekend. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue another stunning card ,love the colour too.
Marion H

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue a beautiful card love it congrats to June on your beautiful win love to all June xxxxcxc

doreenj said...



What a lovely start to the weekend, with a lovely card!!

Doreen x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
I loved the one you did on TV using a snowflake stamp and teal and this one is fab too. Love it!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Elegant and opulent. A really smart Christmas card to make and not too intricate. Brill.

Sandyara said...

Hi Sue
This is a very striking card. I love the icy edge on the focal image. The stick pins are gorgeous too. Thank you for sharing.
Congrats to June.
Pam it's so wonderful to hear that Robbie is progressing. A journey of a thousand miles starts with one toe wiggle!
Hugs to all who need one.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love the snowflake stamp and looks lovely on the teal card. I really must get some Iced Snow, evertytme I remember about it I can't find it for sale anywhere it is sold out! It is pouring with rain here today so maybe a good day to make Christmas Cards! Congratulations to June fir winning your card. Love Jean xxxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous Sue love the teal card. The snowflake stamp is lovely.
Congratulations June on winning Sue's card.

Hugs to those who need them.

Love Sheila xx

Sandy G said...

Hi again
The toe wiggle comment was mine! Forgot to put my name on it sandyara AKA Sandy G!

sued99 said...

What a gorgeous colour for a Christmas card!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous Christmas card I adore snowflakes they are so pretty love how you have stamped and embossed the snowflakes must give this one a try.

Congrats to June

Pam enjoy spending time with your Brother so good to hear Robbie is making good progress.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, love the snowflake stamp. I don't want to think about Christmas yet, can't get my head into gear until the weather is colder.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Marianna Hammer said...

This is a lovely card.
I was so excited yesterday when I saw that your YouTube channel had 30 new videos. But then I found out that they are all private, couldn't watch any of them :(

karenlotty said...

Lovely card and really like the way you've used two different embossing powders I'm not a stamper but this card really inspires me to try

Beryl Frost said...

Good Morning Sue, Lovely card today the teal & white work so well together. Beryl xx

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and everyone, beautiful card today (as always!). Teal and white look so good together. Congrats to June Smith. Gx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A really beautiful christmas card. Would never have thought of using teal on a christmas card but will give this card ago. Loving the snowflake stamp. Congrats to june on winning your beautiful card. Have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Janice K said...

It doesn't matter what the weather's doing or the time of year I can always look at/make christmas cards! This one is stunning, the snowflakes are gorgeous and the teal and white colour way is so striking.x

nattyboots said...

How beautiful Sue, just beautiful
Elaine H X

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the card but not the colour I really don't like teal at all for some reason. Strange as it is so popular but not for me!

Are any wilsonettes going to the stamp show at ally rally? I am thinking of it but would have to be booking my train ticket soon to get a good deal.

Love to all have a crafty weekend xxx

MaggieMac said...

Good Morning all, lovely card I can never have too much snow!! Especially as I'm making dozens of Christmas type cards so I can attempt this one too now. emphasis on "attempt"

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, gorgeous card, looks stunning with the snowflakes on the teal card. Well done on winning the card June. Have a lovely Saturday everyone. Bx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh this is beautiful, love snowflakes and love the rich colour

Diane said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card again today I love the teal and the snowflake . I wish I hadn't sat on my hands now when they were on TV! That stamp is really beautiful. The rain is playing with us again today I just wish it would pour down today clear the air a bit then sort itself out again tomorrow!!! Congratulations to June what a lovely treat. Heather so sorry for your loss I'm thinking of you. Take care love Diane G xxx

Annie said...

GM Sue, and of course all lovely Wilsonettes!You are so clever Sue, just one stamp and such a lovely card. I've been trying to make some Christmas cards but keep getting distracted by upcoming birthdays and other orders. And I'm easily distracted lol!
Congrats to June, lucky lady!
Pam, enjoy your time with your brother.
Hugs Annie x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes. Hope you all feel as rested as possible. Well is that our Summer over now ? Ok Sue, I suppose its ok to filter through the odd C. card, but slowely does it as my birthday is near C and I already feel old ! Anyway it's a beautiful card as always, and like one of my Wilsonette sisters has already mentioned, change the stamp and the technique can be used for any occasion. I have a colour quite similar to the teal you have used today, plus a full pack of coconut white, which of course goes with any colour. Id love to have a pack of Aqua and blush card too but the only way is internet as my little shop doesnt stock it and she has to order a minimum amount of stock which she cant afford to do, plus all the other stockists are over the moors and it would cost more in fuel than the 5.00 Id spend on card, so Im in a right dilemma !
Well Im so cross with ink manufactorers, I.really wish they would take into consideration that not all crafters have good working hands and fingers, and give us more to hold than the very thin edge !! My black ink pad slipped straight through my finger's and onto an almost completed card (couldn't do an invisable fix or cover up with flower's or a bow so I just stood and cried (it had taken 3 hour's to make) as my fingers were so bad it took a little longer, I couldn't believe it, almost threw the whole lot up in the air out of sheer frustration. So that's something ELSE I have to think about, when I buy an inkpad, can I hold it, move every bit of card/paper out of harms way before stamping, and put copy paper under my work space for when I drop the pad through such stupid fingers and very unhelpful packaging that holds the ink pad ! Why are the frames SO bleep bleep thin and skanty to hold onto ?! Grrrrr ! : 0
And breath.....
Pam, amazing news about Robbie moving a toe, that HAS to mean something, right ? Your brother has our love and thoughts wjilst life is so hard to understand xx
Well I better send my love and gentle cuddles to those lovely ladies that could do with one today. And remember, tomorrow is another day and there is always someone feeling worse than we do !
Have a safe day everyone.
Congrats to June : )

Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Gail said...

Morning Sue and fellow crafters,
My colour, love this card. I'm sure it will be amongst some of my Christmas makes.
Congratulation June.
Gail Cx

Maryann Laursen said...

Sooooo beautiful card here again Sue.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
So pretty with the colours you have used. Another amazing card.
Love Jan x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A very elegant Christmas Card. I love the colour used as well.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Lorna D said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card, and your right Christmas is coming and cards have to be made. I think since its wet here this morning I will make a start to mine, thanks for the inspiration
Lorna D

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and I like the colours. Take care. Claire

Lacelady said...

I am reluctantly thinking about Christmas now, but still not started. This snowflake one is super though, just the sort I like. Congrats to the winner of your card, I'm sure she will treasure it.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another great card, so simple but effective, must start thinking about c cards, but I feel it is too soon.
Pam, good news about Robbie.
Congrats to June on winning the card.
Take care everyone Jess x

nannapat said...

Snowflakes in August are fine with me when they look this good! I love the background Sue with the two different embossing powders, very pretty. So, I'll put my Santa hat on and get crafting! Congrats to June and have a good weekend everyone. Pat x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Such a bright and beautiful card to start the weekend the colours are fantastic and as you say Sue we really must start sooon to at least think about Christmas!
Pam what fantastic news of Robbie and wonderful that you can have some time with your brother after all you have been through you just enjoy your time together sweetie.
Have a lovely and enjoyable weekend everyone.
Warm wishes and hugs to those who need them especially Pam and family, Julie Laz, Yorkielass, Lynda, Lindsay, Tina, Sandra and Steph.
Margaret corgi owner

Oops nearly forgot, congratulations to June Smith something to treasure.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, the snowflake stamp is beautiful, was hoping one of your Christmas collection would be a snowflake die but maybe next time?
Congratulations to June and Pam delighted to hear About Robbie

Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Another beautiful card - teal makes a very nice change for a 'C' card.
I've made about 12 now - but 2 were with gliding flakes so they did take a while but so effective! So pleased with them I keep taking them out and looking at them. Plenty of birthdays coming up so must continue making them with a couple of special 'C' cards thrown in too.
Enjoy your crafting weekend. Don't think I will be doing too much as my daughter has just arrived home for a week from Hong Kong!! So pleased to see her!!!!
Congratulations June on winning the card. Enjoy!

Sheila x

auscrafts said...

love the colours ,beautiful card

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Well that's enough of the isn't it pleasant out there. We have a very grey day and it's very sticky too. Just right for making Christmas cards. Love the teal and the stamp and great that it's a simple(ish) technique. A good place to get started. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all,,
Absolutely lovely card. The colours are so fresh looking together.
Have a great weekend
Magizzy x

Alice G said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for another inspiring card. Simple execution but great results. Nice colours too.

Hugs Alice xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. I love the snowflake, and great colours. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Gail said...

Luv this card - the colour combo - the mixture of embossed snowflakes and still one of my all time favourite dies 'Fleur de Lis' - I still use this die a lot on my cards - luv it xx GailT xx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! What a gorgeous card using the snowflake and stunning teal card! I was only thinking yesterday that we hadn't seen it for a while....welcome to the twilight zone...lol! Love it Sue and it's so simple (says I!?) to make a number of....I too am very grateful for the Christmas cards. It's never too early and I can't believe how quickly this year has gone! It's scary! Just hope this finds you and your family well Sue. Sending love and hugs to you and thank you for all your inspiration x Sending love and hugs also to Pam, Robbie and your family, Lynne, Lynda, Yorkielass, Lyndsey, Julie, Sandra, Norah, Nanna Tina, Lancs Steph, Heather and to all our Wilsonettes who need love and a hug today xx Have a wonderful time with your daughter Sheila x Congratulations June on winning the Wednesday card giveaway! Wonderful! Do the whoop whoop dance! Take care Sue and everyone xx Love Karen xx

SusanP, Kent said...

This is so GORGEOUS. Love this colour - ideal for showing up the white snowflakes. I often THINK about making a start on my Christmas cards, but in this weather (and many family birthdays coming up) thinking is as far as it gets (sigh).

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, love the card today.

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Wow What a lovely card so frosty looking,congrats to the winner, hugs Sarah xx

Clarissa said...

Super card. The colour way is lovely. I must get on with my Christmas cards!!
Clarissa. X

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the colours. Congratulations to June.

Brooke b said...

Gorgeous card love the idea and colour.

Paula said...

Love it, love it, love it!!!

Paula x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Really lovely snowflake car today. When I first looked at it I thought the fleur de lys die was a snowflake! It looks so lovely behind the stamped image. The whole card is lovely and I think the dazzler looks like a snowflake too! Maybe I'm just seeing snowflakes everywhere! Beautiful, thank you.
Sheila - hope you have a lovely time with your daughter.
Janet - have a lovely day at the market , Pastries sound yummy!
Steph - I may be mad - but I wondered if it would be possible for you to fix your ink pads to a stamp block or something similar using Velcro strips. It would only need one pad to be set aside for that and velcro on each ink pad base. Just a thought - my heart went out to you when I read about your card. So so annoying! Before I sent this just went to craft room to look at ink pad bottoms and of course they do not have a flat base. I found a wooden stamp which fitted into the base . You may be like me and have some wooden stamps you don't use - maybe worth a try. Sorry to ramble on. Maybe Mr L could cut a piece of wood to size.
Pam - great news about Robbie.
Heather T - take care, sending hugs.
June - congratulations on winning a lovely card.
Love to all,
Myra

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, I love this dramatic card, teal is a favourite of mine. You are right sooner is better than later, I have a couple of birthday cards to do next week then I will make a start on the C cards! Enjoy the rest of your day.
Congratulations June Smith on winning the Wednesday card, well done you.
Pam enjoy the time with your brother, it is good that he has your love and strength to support him at this emotional time, Robbie is such a fighter and it is encouraging news that he can move his big toe, love and hugs to you all.
Lindsay hope you back is feeling better, and that the horses are OK, take it easy, gentle hugs.
Love and hugs to Meg O ad baby Leo.
Nanna Tina gentle hugs to you, so pleased that Max is coming home today.
Steph you are such an inspiration, you fight so hard, sending you love and gentle hugs.
Heather T sending you love and gentle hugs at this sad time, you brave lady.
Alison (Alimecca) your break in Norfolk sounds fun, kingfishers are amazing birds ant to see them so close WOW what a treat.
Daily hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Norah and wee Rory, Jean D, Myra P, Lynne M, Linda B, Magpie, Maureen K, Wheely bad, Julie and Lee, Tres, Sandra, Tandy, Mrs B, Pat S and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

iReneM said...

Oh my!! This is such a lovely card.
Love the colour - love the snowflake stamping - love every bit of it :)

x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

I'm one of those not really into making "C" cards just yet but have loved seeing all your wonderful ideas and todays card is lovely. Congratulations to todays winner and Sue, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

alimecca said...

Hi
Sorry forgot to say congratulations to June on winning the Wednesday card - you lucky thing! Heather, so sorry to hear about your friend, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Steph, just read your comment and could have cried for you. How frustrating after all that work. I think Myra's tip is an excellent one and worth a try. My hands are ok & I sometimes struggle with the ink pads, so I might give it a go too! Love Alison xxxx

Anonymous said...

Magical card, love it1 Thanks Sue. Mabex

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

I have bought the snowflakes stamps after watching your show on C&C . So I shall definitely give it a go. Beautiful card and inspiring as always. Thank you so much for your generousity for sharing.

Lots of love,

Ivy Ling xx

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue & the Wilsonettes, I am totally obsessed with this Teal colour it crosses all sorts of occasions and genders. I have all of the ingredients for this lovely Sue Wilson recipe and will be giving it a go. Have a lovely weekend Sue and all your bloggers. Karen xx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & friends,
Wow teal & white Christmas, that will stand out on mantle piece! Gorgeous colour combination, that would bring a smile to anyone at Christmas time!
Cameeli, hope you are having an amazing time, look forward to hearing all about your travels!
Janet, could you please start doing a Sun Dance ready for our upcoming holiday, it is pouring down here today, the garden needs it, I on the other hand am trying to 'freshen up' the holiday clothes out of suitcase from last year, (I usually get it all washed and put it back in case as we don't generally need those clothes here) but I am not going to get anything on the line today! Looking forward to a break and some quality family time! Those cakes sound delicious, although I wouldn't want yo tempt date by asking for a divorce!
Pat I hope you enjoyed your card class at Southmoor, seems like forever since our coffee morning! Xx
Sue, hope you are well, how's hubby's hand? What you been up to?
Lynda & Margaret , tank you both so much for your lovely messages you really brightened my day xxxxx
Steph, I know exactly how you must have felt, like you it takes my hours to make a card and the thought of ruining it in the later stages is devastating, I agree about the ink pads, there isn't much to get hold of, I always manage o get it all over my hands!
Big hugs to all of you,
Sandra xxxxxx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THE RICHNESS OF THIS ONE. ALWAYS NICE AT CHRISTMAS TO HAVE OPULENCE
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the snowflake stamp and it looks great on the Teal card. That's what I call thinking out of the box Teal for Christmas - WHY NOT. Love it all Sue.
Congratulations June on winning the Wednesday giveaway card.
Have a lovely weekend whatever you're doing, take care, love Brenda xxx

Pam - wonderful news Robbie has been able to move his toe, it's small steps - but he's going in the right direction. Sending gentle hugs to you and your fragile brother take care of each other. Sending Love and prayers to you and all the family.

Steph - I could have cried for you reading about your black ink pad. All that work and effort you had put into your card. Is it worth you trying to take your stamp to the ink pad? Julie Watts does this with large stamps and I've tried it with my youngest granddaughter as her handspun isn't very big and it worked for her.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jayne S said...

Lovely card with great colour combination. Also good to see an 'older' die being used.

Theresa Sweetman said...

Another lovely card Sue

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue an crafty crew.
I loooooove this card and my fav colours too. I also bought that stamp set too after seeing it on one of ur shows. Just beautiful. Keep the ideas comin sue!!!
Love Tracy from killie xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Ps
Congrats to June on winning ur beautiful card this week xx

Eemeli said...

Goooooooorgeous! Love the simple look and this is very much into Christmas
spirit. And I don't think it is a surprise that I like the color scheme :)
Take care and have a fabulous weekend!

Hugs,
Eemeli

June said...

Morning everyone, oh sorry it is afternoon now, I am back home from spending some time with my family in Birmingham, had a fantastic time but not good internet reception up there so could only make a few word comments on the previous few cards but believe me I love them. Then I log on today to find out that I have won the Wednesday giveaway card, well what can I say but a really BIG thank you, I am honoured and it will take pride of place on my craft room shelf. Thank you to Pam and everyone for your good wishes, I am pleased about Robbie's big toe movement himself, it will be slowly, slowly, but everything little thing is a step in the right direction, oh and I hope your leg is healing. Ask your brother to give Robbie a big hug from me when he sees him, tell him all his friends in the UK are cheering him on. OPK now to todays card, it is so gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, I think if I had one wish in my life time it would be to spend a day with you Sue making cards, oh what heaven. Anyway best get on , stay safe, healthy and happy everyone. June Smith xxx

June said...

Sorry just had to add a thank you to everyone who has sent me congratulations on winning the Wednesday card, I have just been reading everyone's comments, what a truly wonderful group of wilsonette's you all are, thank you again. June Smith xxx

Susan White said...

Love this card Sue - really effective with the two colours of snowflake and a really modern take on a traditional card, which will be really easy to scale down in size to save pennies on the postage! Thanks for sharing and congrats to the Weds winner. Susan x

Lindsay Martin said...

Beautiful colour combination today sue. Love the two tone stamping on the background. Must get on and make some more Christmas cards, and have a wedding card to make for next Friday, ears, better get busy, but I know I won't get a chance to start on it until after Tuesday.
Pam it's such wonderful news that young Robbie is still able to make small improvements, his body is being good to him and he sounds like he has the strength and determination to push himself, love to your brother too.
Tina, I was so sorry to hear about max, it was lovely you were with him at the end and that you were not left with any horrible decisions to make.
Alison. Glad you had a good time away, big hugs.
Janet please keep this horrible weather over the continent, I know we need it but I got soaked yesterday and also today teaching and have to go out again in it in half an hour. I don't mind the rain so much in winter, but hate having to put waterproofs on when it's so warm.
Steph I could cry for you, the pads slip out of my hands regularly, so tend to take my stamp to the pad wherever possible, perhaps you could make a nice background from your spoilt card? Big hugs
Karen, Margaret, Lynne, linda, Myra, Norah, Sandra, June and all my other Wilsonette family big hugs to you all xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Just love the snowflake card, it's gorgeous and I actually have some of the teal card. Must buy some more foundation card while we are in Bournemouth.
Pam, thats fantastic news about Robbie, what a fighter he is. Hugs to you, your brother and Robbie.
Lancs Steph and Norah please try and keep out of mischief you to. I know exactly what you mean about stamp pads, there is never enough of a lip to grab hold off. Norah I'm afraid gnat Sandra doesn't have room in her suitcase as myself and Mrs B will be filling one up. I assume that you are going on the 7th so you'll have to get a wriggle on to fill up your cases, but please remember to leave room for Sue and I. Sound's like an idilic
holiday holiday Sandra, and I'm glad your meds kicked in to let you enjoy it.
Hugs to all in need of one today.

Kate's Cards said...

Great background.

Jackie Meechan said...

Sue I am really loving all the colours of card you are using at the moment, this is very different for a Xmas card and I love it.

Congratulations to the winner of the Card June. I'm sure you will treasure it. I won one a few weeks ago and will get a frame for it and frame it as it's gorgeous and hopefully will give me inspiration.

Hugs to everyone.
CraftyJacq
XX

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Beautiful Christmas card in teal and white with that gorgeous snowflake.

Congratulations to June on winning Wednesdays gorgeous card.

Anonymous said...

Hiya again. Myra, thank you for your suggestion , I will have to do something to stop this problem as its SO hard to get a proper grip. It starts from me taking off the lid, as my hands are so small and some of my fingers have lost length and feeling, I find I do everything in a clumsey way ! Plus my silly little right index finger (my numb stubby) kinda sticks out LOL and both Mr L and the now Mrs Jackson (nee Miss L) always laugh as they say.I look like im pointing round corners *grins whilst typing this* as I must sound like I belong in a circus LOL, so maybe I should get it 'removed' anyway, thank you to my lovely Sister Wilsonettes that felt for me, I hope Ive now made you laugh with the vision of some witch type, stubby freaky ikkle digit LOL and I will ask Mr L if he has any idea at all if he can 'do' something with my ink pads (I will let you know his answer when he picks himself up) as he has NO idea how many ink pads I have !! : 0 or... Do what Sue does and take the ink to stamp - bUT there is still the problem of holding it to remove the top,change hands to use it bla bla bla.... Sounds like I need a safety net LOL or a manufactorer that can start and adapt these awful awkward ink pads !

Sue - Fancy being the 1st designer of a new stamp pad with a nice thick rim with a rubber grip round the edge for people with dodge hands and fingers ?? Do I feel a patent coming on ?
As for the background idea, by the time I threw it on the floor and screwed it up it wouldnt be fit for owt - just the council paper recycle bin ! Sound like a right royal spoilt brat dont I ?..... Nope, just upset and frustrated

Hohum : /

Lancashire Steph : ) xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Good afternoon Sue, and all the ladies,
I know I'm repeating myself but this is such a pretty card, and not one mention of Christmas on it, so ideal for someone not of the Christian faith. I have friends of all religions, so this is perfect.
Right - fasten your seat belts because I would like to say you are all such a bunch of amazing woman. It's an honour to be in your club.
Pam, I hope you and Robbie are continuing to improve.
Nanna T - you are in my thoughts.
Alison - the thought of Scamp stuck to you while you go around the house or shops made me laugh
out loud, George came over to see what was so funny!
Heather T - I'm sorry to read about your friend, because they are sometimes closer than family.
Myra P - what a brilliant idea, and I've got some old blocks and Velcro. That's a job for this afternoon.
Lancashire Steph - I know exactly what it's like. My craft room carpet and so many of my trousers have ink pad stains on them.
I had something to say to Sandra and Lynda, but I can't remember what so just have a hug!
Norah - well the same applies to you because you always have so much to comment on, so hugs and I hope the floor is recovering well!!
Julie, use your chair and keep on enjoying life.
Sue - you have an amazing blog which gives so much inspiration and help to so many people - thank you, and I promise not to do such a long post in future xxx

Maureen Killen said...

P.s. after all that, I forgot to congratulate June Smith on winning the Wednesday card!

Patricia Howarth said...

Afternoon Sue, It is amazing what you can do with one stamp and one die (apart from the sentiment haha), and it is also amazing how the snowflake stamp and the fleur de lis die are so similar, they complement perfectly. The teal and white and the clear embossing all work so well together, I love this !!
Congratulations to June, your winning Card is wonderful, enjoy.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Dear Pam, I'm so glad with the news of Robbie's movements, he is definitely a fighter, long may he continue to improve.
My love to you all, from Patricia xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card. Congrats to June Smith.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and my fellow wilsonettes,
It's different today Sue your card which is probably what my little brain could do with as i have those impossible people in my life called men you don't like my all singing and dancing cards. I'm not very good at getting the balance between pretty, elegant, sophisticated in with MENS weird and wonderful ideas like a card i made 12 year ago for a work colleague in the shape of a Jack Daniels bottle to the tee, although my work mate loved it.I will work on broadening my horizons though Sue.
Well done June Smith, i hope you enjoy your mini masterpiece that is winging it's way to you, because in real life they are spectacular.
Pam,i'm still going to send hugs to you, Our Robbie for being so brave and determined and his dad for being so brave in trying to be upbeat and encouraging when he is breaking into inside. Him and his wife have had to find the courage off 10 men and a dog to keep their childs spirits up which is so very hard. I hope they continue to find that strength from some where as the weeks and months go on.
Mrs B, i don't mind squeezing in and sharing, i 'm a very share kind of a person. I hope that you are still on the up Sandra as we want you as fit/well as you can be for your holiday with hubby and the twins. I wonder if they get as fed up as being classed as one as i did with Jim. Sorry girls but i have forgotten your names with is bad but the mind goes away on these hikes and forgets to come back.
Janet, i can imagine the comments on the divorce, it reminds me of a choiux bun which now comes with a variety of fillings that didn't used to. But having seen the wording of your entry, i'm awful glad you elaborated quickly on your husbands delight as it could cause a few raised eyebrows. I never get tired seeing wildlife at their greatest, i think being born a country bumkin is to blame for it. Would i change it, well certainly not my start in life but definitely from 22 upwards. I remember we never knew how much eggs were as the farmers wife came with a half dozen and fresh milk. Not that kind that has been zapped like nowadays but as fresh as Mable(the cow) had just delivered in a jug. I think me and HRH Prince Charles have a definite agreement on, real milk. Sorry will try not wander back to times gone bye, but they really were the best for us.
Welcome home Alimecca, i hope that you enjoyed your time away and that you have come home recharged and ready to go.
Rosemarie, as long as it stays in the distance it can rumble as much as it wants.
Oh Heather(crafty) i'm so sorry flower that i didn't see your post on your friend. Sending you some hugs, as it takes some getting over whether expecting or sudden, i'm so very sorry on your loss.
Awh Steph, i'm sorry all your hard work and that is what it is for a lot of us hard work was ruined at the end of it. I thought i was the only one that found difficulty in handling some inks as it goes everywhere. Can i live in hope that it won't take you the 3 hours to redo it.
Sheila, you even the short time that you have with your daughter as the time will fly in much too quick for either of you. Have fun.
What a rotten day here in Glenochil, so windy and wet not even warm so it is definitely a crafting day as hands not behaving today so will steer clear of the inks and messy things like glitter that i can imagine what would happen to my tub and i don't think Tia my 4 legged baby would be too happy either. Sending gentle hugs out to all my blog friends well or not so well, i'm thinking off you all.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Chris Curry said...

Hello Sue. Love Christmas. Love snow flakes. Beautiful card. Thank you.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card even if it is Christmas, way too early for me!

NANNA TINA hope you get some comfort from having Max home where he belongs.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
I love these just rite snow flake stamps and the card you've made using just one stamp is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Yes, like this card very much, Sue - so clever, all from one stamp. Haven't started on the C cards yet, this time last year was well under way until the mojo bubble burst, then there was the frantic panic as the finishing line approached!!
Well done to June on your win.

'P' in Wales

Heather T - big hugs, keep strong.
Steph - can imagine your total frustration but you did make me laugh! I can do that sort of thing without having any obvious handicaps - too often.

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, fab Christmas card. This is right up my street. Love it. Kind regards Joanne K x

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, A lovely simple card which looks as if it's taken hours to make. Just the job for making repeat cards in time for Christmas. Haven't started mine yet but have been thinking about it. Loving the teal colour with white. Hugs Pauline A x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this snowflake and what you have done with it. I don't have this particular stamp but I am sure I can improvise.

Congratulations June Smith on being the Wednesday winner.

Frances

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,love the colour of this card,do not have the stamp,but can try it with something else?
I am home from Hospital ,which I am so happy about,but my journey is not over,I will have to go to Hospital in Dublin,which is a good five and a half hours journey.i am not thinking about this weekend,which is a holiday weekend ,here in Ireland .
I am just about to have a play with your Dies,which have been sitting here for weeks,and also,I am going to watch you and Julia on C.C.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Ita.

rachel said...

oh wow Sue - I do love this card - beautiful colours - fantastic make - yummy design! Hugs rachel xx

lilygee said...

Really festive and beautiful colours - Christmas cards are the nicest to make.
Lilygeex

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
lovely card again Sue. Teal is a nice colour for Christmas cards I think.
Congrats to June on winning. Have a good day all.
Susi x

terrie said...

Very beautiful snowflakers card...
It turned out really nice.
Well done Sue

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
As we've just arrived in August it won't be long till we hear the Christmas music everywhere we go. Beautiful card, I particularly like the stamping with clear and white. Hugs to anyone in need. Best wishes to all.
Vanessa x

Vie Carter said...

Love the layout of this card

Vie
x

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue.
Stunning Christmas card for Saturday. Love the snowflakes. Looks so effective.
Will try to give this a try this year.
Have a fab weekend, lots of love, Jo xx

Ginnie Rutter said...

Sue
What a beautiful Christmas card. This is my next project, going to try it on Christmas red card.
Ginnie

Norah McPhee said...

Sorry Sue,
Steph had an idea that just might help you grip the top and or the bottom, you know those rubber or silicon thingies that you use to take a lid off and the lid is always too big for your hands anyway at anytime? What about a couple of them, then you could perhaps get a better grip on things. Only a thought flower,
Bye and hugs to all my wilsonette family,
Norah x

Laura O said...

great card ,love the way you make a fab card with one stamp .Laura O

Sonia Jones said...

Loving today's card hugs to all Sonia x

annies place said...

Love the colour, snowflakes are always a winner. Annx

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
This snowflake stamp from Just Rite is lovely, so detailed and elegant. It needs very little embellishment to make a beautiful card.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card!! I have to admit that I haven't even made a start on my Christmas cards yet!!! I have thought about it, but that's as far as I've got. Must start soon!!

Love Sam
xxxx

Tandy said...

Thank you Sue for yet another lovely card. we are all so grateful for all your wonderful inspiration. Pam good news about Robbie. Norah I know what you mean about a higher seat in the car that's why I bought a Wagon R it's so easy for me to get in and out of if I didn't have it I wouldn't be able to go out. Julie Laz I hope you manage to use your chair I know it's not easy but the more you do the easier it will get. Love and hugs to all.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue and blog friends

Yet another beautiful Christmas card, I love the colour teal, great combo.

Pam :- How good is this news about Robbie, there is obviously a signal in the brain that has reached his foot, fantastic news to cling hold of. I hope you have a wonderful time with your brother. So much has happened this year for your family, I'm glad you now have your brother to give each other support. Big hugs XXX

Gentle hugs Leo XX

Difficult day for you today Nanna Tina, big hugs XX

Steph:- I know how that feels, and I don't have such problems with my hands. My workroom has often taken on a blue haze.XX

Margaret, Hugs XX

Sorry if I have forgotten anyone, knowing me I have. Did'nt mean to.

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Theresa Pace said...

this is definitely one to copy. love the simplicity of it but it doesn't look at all simple! xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card. I brought this stamp as you've made so many stunning cards with it. I love teal too.

I spent an hour writing a post and the phone wiped it out when I posted while it signed me in. Grrr.

Ok, so as Mr W would like to spend some time with me before bed I gotta be brief.i got till he's finished his cigarette!

Extra special hugs for Baby Leo and family, Pam, Robbie and Family- go Robbie, you're making awesome progress xxx Nanna Tina, Heather and Ita.

Special hugs for Tandy, Sandra, Brenda, Theresa TOB, Julie Laz, Lynda, Maria, Myra, Lindsay, Janet Ecco, Yorkielass June and Lancashire Steph. I've done the same as you plenty of times and had the tantrums to match- Every card I've made has a carefully placed embellishment or end having bits salvaged for the scrap box with the messed up bits in the bin. I invested in slim acrylic blocks a while back as the thicker ones are a pain to try to hold. Worth every penny and I agree on ink pads 100%. I now use the mini ink pads as the size to depth ratio is for me easier to grip. Either that or re positionable spray adhesive on the back of the ink pad onto an acrylic block I find helps. I also now wear latex examination gloves when crafting as they help me grip and I can remove them to have clean hands instantly. I have these at home anyway but they are about £8 for 100 from any chemist. You can get latex free if you are allergic.

My funniest crafty accident happened last week. I went to practice my glue dots on a craft sheet. Squeezed the bottle and no glue, pin down the nozzle, squeeze, no glue. Squeeze with both hands, nozzle flies off and a 12" long thick glob of dark bronze glue across the craft sheet and floor. Glue had congealed in the top of the bottle under the nozzle. Most of Suffolk heard the swearing, which went on the whole time I was cleaning up too!

Crafty hugs to all Wilsonettes especially those who are ill or in pain, wishing you all productive crafting :-)

T x

PS Thinking bout Ally Pally... a few transport issues to look into first

Glennis said...

Very different colour scheme, but I like it very much!

julie laz said...

Hi sue lovely card, crafty hugs Julie xxxxx

TOB said...

Hi All, Lovely colour on this card, love the snowflake. I bet this would look lovely in other colours as well.
Had a trip on my scooter today but wasn't feeling too well and didn't handle it too good. Got stuck in a craft shop coming out of the lift. My beautiful daughter helped me out. Think I need some driving lessons.
Thanks for all the hugs they help a lot.
Massive hugs from me to everyone who need them. Love Theresa x

craftynanna said...

evening sue, wonderful card definately a must you explain it so well, i am waiting for all the dies i've ordered to arrive three in total and my dazzlers in white, red and black, yippee and the weather has been so rotten today that i stayed indoors, so sue i have made three snowmen cards today and they are great thanks to you, love to all J

janet said...

I still don't want to think about Christmas, but this is a very pretty card. haven't enough of the ingredients to be tempted to make it though.
Hugs Janet in Kent

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, I need to get started on my Christmas cards but just can't get motivated.

Brenda Lello said...

Theresa TOB well done, you got out with your scooter - just remember its little steps - so pleased you made it ...... It's all about moving forward now .......... You can do it LOL

SHARICA said...

WOW Awesome Card .. xx

Cazzie D said...

Evenjng Sue. Love the colour combo today. This looks simple and effective. I will try something similar. Caz x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, I'm glad to see such a lovely Christmas card! I love that you've just used only the snowflake stamp plus the sentiment. I'm happy to start making Christmas cards now as it means I can spend more time on them.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Late today so I will make it a quickie, love today's C card, the snowflake stamp and the teal are lovely, will be one to make when I get started. Thanks Sue xx hugs xx

Crafty hugs to all
Jean D
Xxx

lynda said...

Good eavening Sue & Wilsonettes Gorgeous card Sue love the teal card & the snow flake stamp makes a lovely background,love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Special hugs to Sandra,Lyndsay,Yorkielass Mrs B,Maureen K,magpie,Norah & wee Rory,
Janet Ecco,Brenda L,Myra P,Wheely Bad, Julie Laz, Lynne M,Steph,Margaret corgi owner,& anyone I have forgotten, love Lynda xx

Congratulations to June Smith on winning a sue card hugs Lynda xx

Carole Z said...

A beautiful Christmas card Sue, love the design and colours, hugs Carole Z X

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card, such a gorgeous snowflake, love the style of this one.

Love & Hugs

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

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I absolutely love the snowflake, it's such a pretty design.

Hope your having a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Rosie said...

This is a gorgeous card, Sue....i love the colour combination of this one....

Ann Lauzon said...

I really like the idea of using just one stamp on this card. I'll have to give it a go.

Pearl said...

A really nice Christmas card, the colours are unusual but very good and it would be such a lovely card to receive.