Sunday, 10 August 2014

Wishing You Much Joy

 Hi crafters!  Yes, it's a Christmas card, but only because the sentiment says so.  It could easily be changed and used for a number of other occasions I should think.    I started with a piece of Ruby Red card and cut the decorative insert from the Umbria die set.  I created a frame for it using the Decorative Frames set from my Italian Collection and put mounting foam on the back to raise it up over the decorative Umbria cut out.  I stamped my sentiment from the Signs of Christmas set by Justrite and cut it out with the tag from the California collection.  I cut a second tag and crisscrossed it behind the sentiment and mounted both pieces in the centre of my frame.  I wrapped some white frilly edged organza around my card and taped the ends to the back and added a double bow in the middle.  I made two matching stick pins and added some pearl string and crystal sparkler to my bow.  I added some pearls to the upper corners and finished the card with a pierced white layer, a thin red layer and a final white mat.  Finished dimensions are 6 3/4"
 x 8 1/4" in size.

Now for the Comment Game Winners to be announced.  This week's winners are:
Nannapat!!!
Bejay Roles!!!
Theresa Sweetman!!!

 For the extra qualifying post of August 6th, the winners are:
GeeBee88!!!
Jean Bullock!!!
Karen Drew!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.

A quick reminder that Julia Watts is on the Toolshed today at noon for two hours.  She has some lovely new Justrite stamps including the gorgeous new fan stamps! You are going to love them!  All for now, Sue x













162 comments:

Pam said...

Happy Sunday Sue and everyone, beautiful card as always.
Congrats to all winners, enjoy your prizes girls x
Ladies, loved your honeymoon stories, we too had single beds in Tenerife, and I wouldn't let my husband complain to the Reception desk. Every night he pushed the beds together, rearranged all of the bedding, and every morning the maid separated them. We never had separate beds again until he died.
Steph, you had me so on edge with your tale, what a trooper. Norah, please take care, does anyone remember Torchy the Battery Boy and Twizzle. They were favourites of mine.
Hugs to Donna and Heather, we are here for you both.
Love and hugs to all on the blog, baby Leo. Wheelybad, Lynda (Happy Birthday to granddaughter and hugs for Harry), Julie Laz and any whose names I have missed.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card once again. Love how you have used the Die cut pieces for the sentiment. Must remember that idea
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

hazel young said...

gorgeous card Sue great colours xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Oh a wake-up card, Sue, so bright on a dismal morning with RAIN, proper heavy biblical proportions rain - perhaps our stream will flow again.
As you say, could be used for many occasions - sorry to the bow-phobes, I like it!!
Well done to all the winners.

'P' in Wales

Heather T - hugs 'n' stuff - chin up!
Pam - thanks for A4 TT info - have been on to Ms Sheen already.

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue
What a fabulously bright start to the day. I love the circle of tiny hearts. This would make a lovely Valentine card as you say with a change of sentiment it could suit many occasions.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and everyone, congratulations to all the winners, I am sure you will be pleased with your prize. Now to todays card, well as you say it is only a Christmas card because of the sentiment and I love it, one of those really versatile cards that can be used time and again, I really love it. Will certainly be taping tool shed today, can't watch it because I have some craft orders I must get done today. Have a safe healthy and happy Sunday everyone. June Smith xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love the new dies aim slowly getting the dies thank you tracy w x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is such a pretty card for many occasions. Love your big bows, wish i could get them right but i am still trying lol. Congrats to all the winners. Have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely bright card, to brighten up a very dull morning.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love this as you say it can be for any occasion.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Loved all the honeymoon stories I never had one first wedding no money second we had 7 children between us we have one left at home she is 15 maybe when she is older we may get a belated one.
Was awake most of the night listening to the rain and looks like its in for the day, made a start on Mums card but I have been known to change it last minute, will record the shows today so I can get on with Mums card.
Gentle hugs for baby Leo, love and hugs to all the Wilsonettes
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card and as you say could be used for any occasion. Love the bow! Congratulations to all the winners, hope the weather is not too bad where you are. Love Jean xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. Simple and elegant and love the bow. Congrats to the winners. Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A very happy cheery card, lovely, thank you. Congrats to all the winners, take care all Kitty.

Gail said...

Morning Sue, as you say a any occasion card,, love the little hearts. You know me and that bows not my style but love the card.
Pam Torchy and Twizzle were just the best , my all time favourite, why oh why don't they have it on for the children these days.
Hugs for all, Gail Cx

Gail said...

Morning Sue, as you say a any occasion card,, love the little hearts. You know me and that bows not my style but love the card.
Pam Torchy and Twizzle were just the best , my all time favourite, why oh why don't they have it on for the children these days.
Hugs for all, Gail Cx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card! I am watching all your new videos on youtube. Fantastic. Love Helen

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the card, your dies are so versatile and you share so many ideas on how to use them - thank you. I've been gradually watching all the new videos, especially the ones using the new Christmas dies to try and help me decide which I "need".
Congratulations to all the winners. Happy crafting, Sue xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
Another Outstanding, Rich, Opulent Card I Really Love how your sharing these Christmas Cards with us it really helps me, with trying to put some of mine together I've already done a few Christmas Cards with your guidance. I Love The Rich Ruby Red Card that you've used and using The Decorative Insert from The Fabulous Umbria Die Set this is so Beautiful, then I Love how you've created a Frame from Decorative Frame from your Italian Collection, I Love this as I'm not good with Valentines Card and this Frame is ideal with all the Beautiful Hearts and just a change in the sentiment, but today it's a Wonderful Christmas Card I Love The Sentiment you've chosen from JustRite "The Signs of Christmas Set" I really Love how you've stamped it onto The Tag from The California Collection, then Cutting another Tag and placing it the opposite way it Looks Amazing why don't I think of those sort of things !!!
I Love your Awesome White Frilly Edge Organza Bow, Adding those wonderful Pearls Strings and a Crystal Sparkler and The Amazing Stick Pins.
Sue I Love this Fabulous Card Thank You for sharing, Thank You for great Photography Shots it shows your Card in such detail, Thank You For Your Hard Work.
Thank You For This Awesome Blog and Blogging Each And Every Day Of The Year.
Sue on a Personal Note: A Huge Thank You For Your Daily Inspiration The Tips and Techniques I Can't Begin To Tell You How Much I Appreciate It.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All
Congratulations To All The Comment Gift Winners.

Anonymous said...

Unusual design today....LOVE IT!!! Unusual winners names too, well done. Mabex

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A really lovely card on this very rainy day. The circle heart die is very versatile. Thank you for sharing your ideas with all of us. Hugs Heather.x

Anonymous said...

My usual Sunday Smiles to you Sue.. And to our Wilsonettes.
What a beautiful wake up call this morning, and I agree that if you didnt read the sentiment it could be for any occassion. I see it in all white for a wedding card, white and silver for a silver wedding anniversary, plus valentines, with the other matching colour's for gold and ruby anniversaries (plus if you want/need any new crafting treats you could try making this card for your partner just to say " I Love You) they may think 'aww how lovely, I'll check the 'un-hidden list and suprise her with a gift' there again, they may not LOL !
Since my 'trial' with the guilded striplet, Im going to try and 'come out of my square box' and see if I can do something similar if the card show's any die's I have, now that's what I call either daft - as my standard isn't that high yet, or just plain experimental ! I have the Italian decorative frames, so when Ive finished off yesterday's card, I may try something along these lines. So far Ive made 6 Christening cards - 8x8 and 6x6 for boys girls and either, but just thought about twins.... This is what I mean about making myself work, always thinking of what people may ask for or need !!! 3 extra wedding cards and now onto female birthday with New Home, and Graduation still to do, so getting there albeit slowely ! Does anyone else find themselves crafting standing up ??!! I like to work from a 'birds eye view' but it wrecks me ! Am I the only 'fool' here that does that ?
Pam - hope your brother is now home and feeling a little more settled. Keeping fingers crossed you get rid of your pink leg this week, only to reveal the muckiest hairiest monster ever LOL ( going by how mine was after 8 weeks in the dark) keeping everything crossed (even my stubby fly in the wind finger) : )

To all that feel troubled, down, in pain or feels the world is against them, Im thinking of you. Tomorrow is a new day. We are here for you. You're not alone.
Thank you for today's card Sue.
Congrats to all winners, enjoy your gift.
Will take a little time out to watch the Tool Shed today and record the rest.

Try and enjoy your day whatever you have planned.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - well I haven't quite got round to making a C card yet - I am thinking about it thought - got a box with some stuff and designs in - but haven't got round to the doing yet - I have one more project to do for my local show in Sept and then I might start them - cant seem to get in the mood. Thx for the heads up re Julia in the Toolshed - will be watching - happy crafty Sunday all - hope this wet n windy weather that's coming isn't too bad - batton down the hatches!
Rgs
Clare W

nancyd said...

Morning Sue,a beautiful versatile card
could be for any occasion as you said
but is great as a Christmas card.
Congrats. to all the winners lucky you.
Nancyd xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Your right today's card can be used for other occasions I love it when we can do that. It's such a beautiful card today as always.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Thank you everyone that sent me kind wishes you really are such an amazing group of people.
Hugs x
Heather T

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Sue ... Love the card ... Will be watching c/c... Happy crafting and have a lovely Sunday ...x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A C.card; a Bday card; an Anniv.card; Congrats.card as you say Sue almost any occasion and one that will not take hours to achieve. Today's gift is so versatile and such a beautiful stand-by so is already in my 'must do and must save' file. I shall also be trying it with different colour backgrounds to see how they look.

Yesterday was another very tiring day and yes Norah I was more than jiggered and I only viewed the beautiful animals and two lines of stalls and that with stops for coffee in between. But I don't mind sitting on my own people watching as it's so fascinating and as you say just watching the stallholders and how they behave with prospective buyers.It really is an education in itself. We spent all of £7!! on a bowl coloured cream with blue roses. It's to go with a jug my eldest daughter has found on her rounds of farm sales (you know the ones that used to stand on the old wash stands). She and her husband have this beautiful (well it will be when finished completely)little farm house which needed a lot of work doing on it but not work that most moderns would do to it. She is putting it back to the age of when it was built and that means no central heating; log fires; york stone kitchen floor with good sturdy furniture as we used to have. Her only acknowledgement to today's modern facilities is electricity and plumbing. She has a small blackboard on the kitchen wall on which she writes the date started on a room and the finished date. She'll only do one room at a time and according to her timetable she will be 80 when everything is done!!!! She is now 48 so we'll see - well someone will!!!! and I don't think it will be me (68)(lol).

Again I spent the whole afternoon sat on the bed legs raised etc.
Today is an R&R day for me.

Congratulations to Baconbits yesterday and to those very lucky winners today.

Hope everyone is feeling a little better today and if not R&R is called for.
Enjoy the rest of the week-end and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card today, love the bow sue, like you said it can be for any occasion, I will be using this card, but not for Christmas lol I just love it and I can use other colours,
Well it raining and thundering and lightning really bad this morning in Swansea, crafty hugs Julie xx

To The lovely lady's

Talking about honeymoons I've never had one, we are 24 years at the end of this month, I met lee at 13 after my mam died, I came to Swansea to stay with my mams family for two weeks, seen lee fell in love with him, obviously I was too young, and went back home, came back to Swansea at 18 found lee again and got married, lee would never fly, so we've only ever seen the uk , had our first baby when I was 21, we are best friends, have 3 children 2 girls are married one grandson olly and my boy was 17 on Thursday and had his first driving lesson, doesn't time fly,
Crafty hugs to all Julie xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Love the idea that I can use my favourite Italan dies for all occasions , as I find it difficult not to head straight for his set. Beautiful card today Sue, fantastic colour. Congratulations to all the winners

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Love red so this one is right up my street. Love it!
Have a great day.
Ang x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.
Lovely bright Christmas card and as you say, a different sentiment and it would do for many occasions.
Congrats to the lucky winners.
Love Val in spain x

hollyberry said...

What a gorgeous card,which as you say with a change of sentiment could be for any occasion.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and colours. love Jean Z xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sie wow what a different Christmas card I like that you have used dies that are not Christmassy and they really work. I love the red card you have used but can anyone telle ware I can get bright red card from as ice looked everyware. Congratulations to today's winners well done take care Sue cx

Debs A xx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card, I do love red, congrats to all the winners

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely bright red very Christmas but as you say a change of sentiment and its for any occasion.

Congrats to the winners

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

How lovely Julie. Who needs honeymoons anyway lol. Call me VERY old fashioned, but so many couples live together before getting married (not a bad thing may I add) that 'honeymoon' had a different meaning 35yrs ago, it was the first holiday without parents, start of a new VERY different way of life and new chapter and learning new things about each other.
Its so lovely you found Lee again and became best friends. Enjoy your Sunday xx

Anonymous said...

Pam. Meant to say, the cheap shops sell memory foam insoles that you could cut up and stick to your crutches to save your poor sore hands. Im sure I have some already chopped into that I could send if I could get an address. Maybe Sue could email me with your home address if its something you are comfortable to do (and Sue isnt too busy and agree's to do it)
If not. I understand and Home Bargains sells them for about 2.00

Lancashire Steph xxx : )

doreenj said...

Well done to all the winners!!!

The card is beautiful, Sue, could be used for any occasion too.

Will try & catch Julia later

Doreen x

Jackie Meechan said...

Sue gorgeous card. As you say this could be used for any ocassion though I do love the red colour.
Well done to the winners.
Hugs to those who need it.
CraftyJacq
XX

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue it would look great in so many colourways, ideal for all occasions thank you x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. So versatile. Love the die cuts. Thanks for sharing.
My first honeymoon was three days in Blackpool (no money) and my second was in a caravan in Wales.
Not really a jet setter am I?!
Hugs to all who need one.
Well done winners.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful versatile design, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Glennis said...

Love the red card today - bright and cheerful!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunner for any occasion, but you know me the bow would go. Love the way you use your dies it makes them more versatile, I must think out of the box more.
Well done to the winners.
Lydia
X

Jayne S said...

Very useful and pretty card, I agree in other colours suitable for many occasions

PharmacyMichele said...

Love the card & as you say, not just for Christmas.

Michele.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and I agree one that could be used for any occasion. Congratulations to all of the lucky winners.
Pam I used to love Torchy and Twizzle too. Of the newer children's programmes I like Bagpuss! Steph I also craft standing up and at times it really knackers my back! I can have been really enjoying doing something like inking up a stencilled design and then to stand up straight and find I can't!! Foolishly, I'll do it again about 5 minutes later! Janet hope you manage to get your R and R today. Love to all, Alison xxxx

Annie said...

Morning Sue and all!
Great card today, just love those dies!
Congrats to all lucky winners!
Annie x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, and I agree that it could be used for many occasions. I love the ribbon too, it's beautiful.
Congratulations to all of the lucky winners : )
I will be watching Julia later on while doing my ironing, a great way to make the pile disappear fast : )
Sending hugs to you Sue, Pam and Robbie,Sandra and Pat,all of my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue, It's rainy and dull here today and they say that Bertha is on it's way. Well it wont stop me from crafting. Lovely card today, your dies are so versatile. Today I am making a card using your lovely butterflies. It's still in progress and I hope it comes out ok Beryl xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Janet. I love to sit and read your comments especially during your Summer retreat in France. It sounds idealic, and should be on prescription, I imagin the market, the pretty lanes, oh yeah, and the pastries that id love to try. Just the image of sitting outside with a long tall Latte and beautiful pastry relax's my mind, and I too love people watching, preferably from a quaint coffee shop or beach, just call me nosy LOL. But now you have given me something else to enjoy reading about - your daughter's cottage, ohhh wow. Please keep us updated Janet, it sounds like a dream (hopefully not a nightmare) cant wait to hear more. Shame I will never see the end result ! LOL.

Hope you have a beautiful day. Look forward to hearing all about it.
Thank you for making my day full of lovely pretty thoughts.
Lancashire Steph xxx

June Horrocks said...

Love love it sue this card is great not just for Christmas. Thank you for sharing love to all congrats to the winners love June xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - today's card could be made for anyone, for any occasion and doesn't take too long in the making. Love it. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Gail said...

Fab card & like you say can be used for any occasion xx GailT xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this one, the dies together look fabulous, definitely one to use for any occasion with the right sentiment. Congrats to the winners

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous, bright card.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Lovely Christmas Card colours and design are lovely.
I am out today but have taped Tool shed - as I do not want to miss Julia
Hugs
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue beautiful card today and as said before could be used for lots of other occasions. Pam I remember Torchy the battery Boy and Twizzle only a few months ago I was singing the song to my grand children and telling them that I loved this program get when I was young. Yes Steph I find myself standing up crafting often and wonder to myself why I am doing this, but still do it. Hugs to all who need them today Sophy n Gran

Jan.moogie said...

This card is for all year round with a different sentiment. Great work Sue. xx

nannapat said...

The simplicity of this card makes it really lovely and, as you say, the design could be used for any occasion. Such a lovely surprise to find I'm a winner this week - thank you so much Sue and congrats to all the other winners too. Pat x

cr@fty said...

Forgot to say Steph that I stand up too.
Heather T

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue as you say change the sentiment and a good card for any occasion.
Denise X

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful versatile card, for any occasion. Congrats to the winners. Have a good Sunday everyone. Lots of hugs to all that need them. Bx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Not sure what to do first this morning, look at your blog or build an ark. I haven't seen rain like it. However the blog won. You are right you could use this card for any occasion. It is so pretty. I love the red.

Hope everyone is safe out there in these terrible conditions.

Love Rosemarie xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Truly beautiful card to day and as you said change the sentiment and it's for a totally different occasion. Congratulations to all the winners enjoy your lovely prizes.
Will be watching Julie at midday, she's with Dean and they realy are a comical duo especially when Julie tries to keep him in order! Lol!
Sending hugs to all those in need so please take one if needed. You really are a special bunch of ladies. Stay safe if you are venturing out as I realise some of you have far worse weather than we have at the moment.


Love Sheila xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
This card certainly wakes you up this morning. This can be adapted for all occasions. I have more Christmas Spellbinders on order, hope they come across to the UK soon, as I'm dying to have a play.
Hugs to Pam and Robbie, not long now before your free of your pink stuff.
Did you have a good holiday Cameeli.
I also like to craft standing up but it plays havoc with your back. I can't stick things on straight sitting down.
Hush to Steph and Norah are your hills awash like ours today. Norah? I bet they are.
Special hugs to Sue and Sandra, I bet Sandra's weather is better than ours Sue over in Spain, lucky girl. Lounging around with nothing much to do all day reading a book, my idea of heaven. I hope I recorded the tool shed, but I bet I haven't as I only record when
I know that. Sue, Julia, And Nikki are on, unless I know well in advance of the tool shed. I might have to stop in Bournemouth a bit longer to watch it.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card today, love the colours and as you say if the sentiment was changed then I card for all seasons.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

auscrafts said...

another lovely card suitable for any occasian

Laura O said...

another fab card ,got this die last week cant wait to use it ,Laura O

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue

Well your card has certainly cheered me up no end. It is so vibrant and beautiful..Beats looking at all this rain we are having.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.....

Brooke b said...

Lovely card congrats to todays winners. Taping Julia's show.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this one as I bought the Italian frame dies yesterday. I have had my eye on it for a while as I love the heart frame! Very adaptable for any occasion.

Steph I visited our shop yesterday that's where I got the dies from. Had a great mooch love it in there. Lynne said she knew you - blogland strange isn't it how you "know" people but have never met!

As for retro kids TV love it. My brother 30 plus years on is still a massive Dr Who fan. If any of you live in the North West there is currently an exhibition at the Lowry all about kids TV of yesteryear which is free. It has great reviews so worth a visit.

I too am an upright crafter! Have chairs but "stuff" on them! A true crafter!

My honeymoon was at Raffles in Singapore Holiday / experience of a lifetime! Even had a butler if you rang a bell but couldn't bring myself to!!

Have a crafty and probably wet day xxx

Lorna D said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card, and I for one am glad its a Christmas one. They have just said yet again on C&C there is only 4 pay days to Christmas so that means cards to sell have to be ready soon, so thanks again for the ideas, keep them coming Sue!
Lorna D

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card! Yes, can absolutely be used for other than Christmas.
Thanks for telling me that Julia is on today, I will absolutely be watching :)

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's is gorgeous. If the sentiment was changed it could easily be used for any occasion. Congratulations to all the winners. I'm getting set to watch Julia later. Have a great if some what soggy day. Hugs Jackie

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Love this card which could be used for many occasions.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Congratulations to all the winners.

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. Pretty card, just love the frilly bow ensemble. Caz x

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colour.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.fr/

Maryann Laursen said...

My goodness Sue, how do you keep on getting new ideas for all these beauties every day? I´m as usual totally blown with the beauty in your card, sooo gorgeous work...... again.

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous! Love the colours and use of the die cuts with the sentiment, hugs Carole Z X

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love everything about it and how easily it can be changed to sort any occasion.

Congrats to all the winners!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Take care. Claire

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, design could be used for any occasion.
Will record tool shed today and watch later, thanks for letting us know about Julia, she is such fun especially when she is with Dean.
Congratulations to today's winners, enjoy your goodies!

Talking about honeymoons, we didn't have one as hubby was only given the day off to get married! We eventually went to London for a few days and stayed with an old school friend of mine and slept on a rickety old sofa bed in their lounge, the joys of the swinging sixties!

Take care everyone, crafting day as it is raining hard.
Jess x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, a lovely bright and cheery card for this grey morning. The style could be used for so many occasions with just a change of sentiment, love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful Christmas card. As you say, very versatile - this could be used for so many different occasions with simple changes.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Janice K said...

I love the way that by changing the sentiment you can alter the occasion of this beautiful card.x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
lovely Christmas card
just love it !

Elaine H X

iReneM said...

Oooh, lovely vibrant card, Sue.
Love the mix of dies.
This would look just as wonderful in any colour for any occasion.

x

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone. Another gorgeous card. So rich and opulent in the ruby red! Such a fabulous bow too!! Well done to all the lucky winners.
Wishing you, and all your Wilsonettes a happy and healthy day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Very versatile pretty card, love the frame and cross cross of die cuts for the sentiment too.
Donna Jones

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. I do love Christmas cards and this one is simple but beautiful. I have just ordered a Justrite set of Christmas sentiments and look forward to trying them with some of your designs. Thanks for the continuing inspiration and for producing such lovely dies.

Virginia Davey said...

Morning sue and all our crafty friends, it's very windy here in Cornwall. What a lovely 3d card that can be used for any occasion absolutely beautiful, lovely red card too where did you get it from please? Hope you all enjoy watching Julia on tool shed I know I shall.

vanessa said...

Morning sue, lovely card, yes It could be used for any occasion as you have said, by just changing the sentiment.
Love the colour & the bow. Crafty hugs vanessa xxx

lindyloo12 said...

I loved the colour combination, and as you said thought it could be adapted for any occasion.

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. Would make a gorgeous Valentines card with colours and the die with hearts around.
Thank you for picking me as one of the winners. Brightens up a bit of a dismal morning.
Luv
Karen xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue lovely card today and a great use of the die sets. As you say can ce adapted for any occasion. I like the way you have put the sentiment tags at angles I must try that. Have a great day love Diane G xxx
Now this will make you laugh hubby and daughter are in the kitchen doing their own bake off! I set them the challenge of a battenburg cake and they have gone to town on it. They have got 3 hours to complete the challenge and I'm to stay out of the way and judge at the end! I'm sat in the lounge laughing at the comments being made and enjoying the smells . Hopefully I shall have two decent cakes to try at the end!!! What a great way to cheer up a soggy Sunday! Xxx

karenlotty said...

I remember Twizzle! My dad (who taught me to knit He learned at school for the war effort) made me a Twizzle hat when I was about 6/8 years ild

karenlotty said...

Congrats winners Ooh Diane I can just picture it! Chaos in the kitchen! Love it Fab card Sue

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful card today n yes could be used for either or so to speak ,hugs sarah xx
Oh congrats to all the lucky winners

SHARICA said...

Love the colours on this card .. bright and cheery :)

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, lovely Christmas card. I certainly agree it could be used for other occasions. Congratulations to all the winners. Kind regards Joanne K x

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
Lovely bright and cheerful card, and as you say can be adapted for lots of occasions.
Congratulations to the Comment winners, lucky things!.
Janet - I hope your daughter manages to keep going until she finishes her cottage. It sounds fab, and I hope you are picking up.
Julie - you and Lee are like my only child Rachel. She "met" Peter at school when she was 13, married at 24 without ever having lived together, and had their first child when she was 34.
Pam, get memory foam insoles from Poundland for £1.
Diane, can I come for tea and cake?
Lancashire Steph, I do lots of sitting down things standing up (if that makes sense). My back seizes up if I sit too long, but then my ankles and legs give me gyp if I stand too much. I think I'll just hang from the ceiling!!
Love and thoughts to all who are poorly or who are "down" in any way xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice card, very adaptable.

Congrats to all the winners, good to see so many different names.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Vie Carter said...

Love this bright card for Xmas, could adapt it

Vie
x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and my fellow Wilsonettes,
Lovely card Sue but i would need to be adding another colour. I think my eyes are seeing things but i see a thin black mat between the white. The layout is pretty and nice to show off that even though a Christmas card, your beautiful dies make the card. Thank you never seems enough to say as your beauty is always the highlight of my day, but i can send you hugs dear friend.
Having read the various honeymoon disasters, i feel mines fits in well with everyone elses. We went to Puerto Rico for ours that we had booked 5days before the wedding. Now Fiance at this point thought he was taking me to South America and i was a bit down to see us on a flight to the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria as it was this Puerto Rico we were booked for. The hotel is at the top of a 3 mile hike or you could take the short cut of 629 steps down to the beach. I went fat at 9st 1lb and came back 7st 12lb because of all the walking. The hotel was a dump and we had to get moved 3 times to get a "decent" room. We went out one night for an indian to this restuarant half roads down to the town and it was lovely only hubby hadn't bargained on the price being over our budget and had to ask someone we recognized from the hotel if we could borrow some money because we didn't have enough. Luckily the couple gave us some(what a trust those people had in us as we had never even spoken to them up until that point) his nibs gave them it back later that night, but i have never went out without my purse since. The holiday had cost us £600 of which we had taken out a loan to get of a £1000. We left the first months payment in the bank so had £300 for our honeymoon. He has never been allowed to book a holiday again to anywhere important as his geography is dire. The only other holiday he booked for us was up at Fordyce(about 7 mls from Buckie and MacDuff)where it turned out to be an old man on the estates wee cottage that was manky and you could tell that he had been turned out of his home. So the honeymoon just finished off the wedding farce. I don't think that even Frank Spencer could have had this much bad luck for one occasion.
Julie, they built the Channel Tunnel just so as Lee could see the other side of the water and the Cruises to all sorts of destinations which mean that you could still have that dream honeymoon when you are old enough to appreciate it( when No.1 son is old enough to be trusted on his own).
Barbiepinkfairy, boy are the poshiest of all of us and our honeymoons. I think i couldn't have resisted just once ringing the bell for the butler, what an experience and a definite luxury memory. I thought that hotel was just a place made up by the movies wow to find out that it was real. Now i'm wondering if you ever met any great stars at such a swish hotel.
I think Batter Boy and Twizzle must have been before i was allowed to watch television or rather found out that we had one. Well my hills are sitting sulking with soggy feet as it has been awful today. It's one lovely day or half lovely and then the rain starts and stays.
Sandra, i hope you are having a lovely holiday and that you have eased from your long drive. I hope that the sun will be helping your painful bits and the girls are having a lovely time.
Well i am going as i have a DLA form to fill in for Rory and i am too tired to think but it needs to be done, so hugs to all my dear friends, take it easy if you can,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil)

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
WOW, you have certainly given us a bright card to lighten up a miserable day. Such a versatile design, by just changing the colour and sentiment this would fit any occasion, I love it.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Hope you are having a good day, love Brenda xxx

I am multitasking at the moment, watching Julia on Tool Shed - She has some lovely stamps

Sending BIG hugs to everyone in this amazing family LOL

Paula said...

That's so beautiful Sue, as you said it could be for any occasion, but I love it as a Christmas card.

Paula x

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said....

Very pretty card. Love that Umbria die and the way you used it and the bow is amazing and looks so pretty on this card.

Congratulations to all the winners!!

Alice G said...

All things bright and beautiful springs to mind with this card. A very definite must do card to keep ready for any occasion. Thank you for the inspiration as always.

Hugs Alice xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Beautiful Xmas card in the traditional red and can imagine it in my favourite colour scheme of blue and white too

Muriel x

Carol H said...

Hi Sue, beautiful Christmas card, but as you say the sentiment can be changed for any occasion. Have a great day. Weather bad today. Watching Julia and Dean.

IVY Cheong said...

Hello Sue,

Another classy card as always. Great inspirations, thank you.

Lots of love,

Ivy Ling xx

Susi Mortimer said...

Gorgeous Card Sue, just love the real christmas'ee colours.
Susi x

Pam said...

Diane, great idea for the Bake Off but Who cleans the kitchen afterwards, have never seen the contestants do it. Enjoy your tea, I love battebberg cake xx yum yum xx

terrie said...

Congrats to the winners...
Your card could be for any occasion by changing the sentiment...nice layout
WEll done Sue

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, very striking
Congratulations to all the lucky winners, enjoy your prize
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I really like that card and what you've done with the tags from the California set. Would certainly use this for ANY occasion, it's lovely.
Hugs, Rose

SusanP, Kent said...

Lovely card and as you say, a design to suit many occasions. Change the colours and/or sentiment and it would be different every time. We all need a 'go-to template' and this layout fits the bill perfectly for me!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card today Sue! Love everything about it. I like your use of the tag for the sentiment.
Your dies are so useful and your videos show us so many different ways to use them.
Congrats to all the lucky winners!!!

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue another lovely card.. congratulations to all this weeks winners.
Yvonne xxx

Susan White said...

Very classic red and white for Christmas - so pretty! Congrats to this week's winners, Susan x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous card, agree could be used for so many occasions with a change of sentiment. Love the rich colour and the bow is lush. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Really enjoyed watching Julia and Dean, they make a great double act and Julia did great demos and some things did jump into my basket.
Congratulations to the lucky winners, enjoy your prizes ladies.
Pam hugs to you, Robbie and family, will be thinking of you on Wednesday.
Janet your daughters cottage sounds fab, a log job but worth it in the end.
Lynda B Happy Birthday to your grand daughter and hugs to baby Harry.
Donna and Heather T gentle hugs to you both.
Steph I too craft standing, I find it easier to handle things that way, sometimes my back disagrees though.
The honeymoon stories made me smile, we didn't have one, got married in York and moved straight into our house in Hull, he wouldn't move to York, said the houses were too expensive.
Daily hugs to Tina E, Margaret corgi owner, Steph, Norah, Jean D, Lynne M, Lynda B, Lidsay, Magpie, Wheely Bad, Norah and wee Rory, Julie and Lee, Tres, Sandra, Mrs B, Pat S, Brenda L, Janet Echo, Myra P, Maureen K, Alimecca and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
The gremlins have hit me today! Tried to post and it went AWOL !
Lovely card today and as you say very versatile. Just by changing either sentiment or colour could be used over and over again. Thank you again for the inspiration - love the bow! Sorry Maggie - better without a bow!!
Someone whose name I've forgotten Aiken about the RED CARD - I got mine from Sunrise - I think but have bought Creative Expressions cardstock from Joanna Sheen and Sam Poole as well. Hope this helps.
Honeymoons - what an interesting lot of stories we've had! Mine's a bit boring - honeymoon wasn't but I went on an aeroplane for the first time in my life aged 21 years! We flew to London for one night and then to Austria to a lovely little alpine town called Pertisau. Each night at 6pm as we were getting dressed for dinner the local church played Ave Maria on a loud speaker. This could be heard throughout the town and seemed to echo around the mountains behind! Magic!
Steph - sometimes I craft sitting - sometimes standing - stand to mat and layer , otherwise not straight , sit to stamp and colour. Stand to use Grand Calibur.
Janet - what your daughter is doing sounds wonderful! I am stressed with my kitchen being in a muddle for 2-3 weeks good job we're all different! Plus she is younger than me! Sure that helps.
Will watch Julia's shows later as Sunday always a bit busy .
Sending love to all friends on the blog , including , Norah, Pam and Robbie, Tandy, Julie Laz, TOB Theresa, Sandra, Tres, Janet, Margaret, Anne, Lynne, Lynda, Sheila, Heather T, Brenda, Wheelybad, Tina E, Ita ,baby Leo and Alison.
Love Myra

Myra P said...

Forgot to say congratulations to all the winners! Enjoy your prizes.
Love to June , I forgot you , I think!
Myra

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Such a versatile card today and so very lovely too. I can see this in a variety of different colours for various occasions making it a very useful one when the little grey cells are not working and I cannot think what to do! Lol.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners I hope you all enjoy your prizes.

Warm wishes and huge to those who need them, Sue, Sandra, Julie Laz, Tina, Yorkielass, Lynda, Lynne,Pam and Steph.

Margaret corgi owner

Margaret corgi owner said...

Julie Laz
I know just what you mean about getting the other half off this lovely island of ours, he says boats sink and planes fall out of the sky! I thought I was in luck when they built the Channel Tunnel then they had the fire. Oh no he wont use that either you may get cooked alive!

Hugs
Margaret corgi owner

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,lovely card to day,as lots have said,it could be used for any occasion.
Congrats to all the winners.
Ita.

Jean Bullock said...

This is a gorgeous card ... as usual. With a different sentiment it would also be a great Valentine's Day card. I was pleased to see my name listed among the winners. So excited. Thanks very much.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone!
Another lovely card and as many already said could be used to many different occasions.Love all the dies etc,have yet to buy some.Was not up to much since Friday,had treatment on neck,shoulder and hands so was watching back to toolshed with you and Julia,it made me happier to see the program again also follow up on the last few blogs.
Yay,Steph you did it Tihi you brave lady! I'm still haven't used my sticky sheets,bought ages ago but thinking of having a go,one day with gilding flakes hmmmm.

Funny and happy honeymoons bring back memories, we had ours in Austria together with our 18 month old son.....lot of walking and pushing even up the Krimml waterfalls :)Solid oak beds so no falling apart only little one waking us every morning early by jumping into bed,he's now 22 and 6'4", no more jumping thank god! Janet- your description of the pastry/pudding sounded yummy! wish I had one but being on "healthy eating" blaaa,an apple will have to do ?? and someones doing the bake off at home,hope they turned out nice.
Wheelybad- hope you pain easing soon,some days can be so horrible.
I have more treatment tomorrow,not looking forward :( Donna- thinking of you,well done for raising the money for Marie cure Many gently hugs Wilsonettes, you are all amazing and not least our lovely Sue !
Maria x

Maria Alder said...

Sorry,forgot to congratulate all the winners!!! lucky ladies.

Anonymous said...

Had a laugh and loved reading about the honeymoons.
(Us) no proper wedding (picked up two witnesses at the Registrar's). No photos. No honeymoon. Husband went off to work abroad two days later for seven months. Weird, like still being single. But, we didn't need to spend a fortune to make it work (and thank heavens that hen nights had not then been invented) and here we are 43 years later.
Downside, not surprisingly we had no wedding presents and absolutely no-one remembers our anniversary (including him LOL!!)
Signing this Anon as slightly embarrassed at lack of normalness.

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today and very versatile. Congrats to all the winners. Best wishes to all.
Vanessa x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful Christmas card.Change the sentiment and it can be any occasion card
Congrats to all the winners
Take care
Hazel G XX

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A really pretty card, red and white are such uplifting colours, and your compilation is gorgeous.
Congratulations to the lucky Winners, enjoy your goodies.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Anon.
If its what you both wanted and you took the name that meant the world to you then that's ALL that matters.
Couples these days have the most lavish and expensive weddings these days (some to go 1 better than the last one they went to) but does all the thousands and thousands make a long happy marriage ? NO not always !
So be proud. Not embarrased. Your love remains strong after all these years that's all that matters. Congratulations for still being together xx

Lancashire Steph xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Great card today Sue, and yes good for all sorts of occasions.
I'm loving reading all the honeymoon stories, thanks to Lynne for starting them off. Mine was very boring, Saint Lucia, which was gorgeous. Husband collapsed the second day from heat stroke, and I managed to get sea sick which I never had before or after on a day trip, we went on a trimaran, and the crew were eating a fish stew, with fish heads in it, eww still makes my stomach go now just thinking of it.
Janet, we live in a house with no heating, just log burners, and once used to it it's actually not so bad!
Steph, my back won't let me stand to craft, it objects immediately!
Pam, I'm counting down the sleeps for you until Wednesday, just the three now, yay.
Cameeli where are you!
Congratulations to this weeks winners.
Love and hugs to all my friends as always, Lynne, June, Alison, Karen, Linda, Steph, Norah, Pam, Cameeli, Julie and Lee, Margaret, Myra, Tres, Tina, TOB, Janet, and Doreen, send some bake off my way xxx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
I love the bright colourful card you have done for us today it is welcome on a wet miserable Sunday afternoon
Going to cut out a few bits for a card now so I will just say keep sharing your crafty expertise I love it
Take Care
Love Theresa xx

Anonymous said...

Im so glad you have found our little bit of Farnworth Heaven (Im sure Lyn will be chuffed to) I did mention you (by blog name LOL) and said how thrilled you are with all the goodies she has - although I know she wished she could afford to stock more) I have my Aqua and blush card on order with her, that means I can still get my CE Foudations card without hitting the web, and hopefully keep her little shop alive and open) we CANT lose her : (
So glad you got your Italian Frames from her. The new C Sue dies should be in soon (cant wait) order if she doesn't stock the 1 you want.

Oooowww - storm arrived !!
Sending hugs Barbie.
L. S. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

I really love this card as it could be used for so many occasions.
I love the pins and embellishment that you have used as well.
I loved my week in France.
I DON'T like the awful rain that is falling at the moment.
Best Wishes
Evis McCarthy xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Hi Steph she showed me the catalogue with the Christmas dies I loved the angel, the peace one and holly accents. It's so nice to be able to see the products and browse as opposed to buying online!

Norah - Puerto Rico. - I did that one in the 80s with Mum and Dad somewhere up three million steps! Not really our kind of place with Whitney wanting to "dance with somebody" and Spagna whoever they were singing " call me" day and night. Must have been summer of 86 or 87 it did have a great lido for swimming but ended up saving a young boy I came across at the bottom of the pool who had drowned! So with Whitney, Spagna, 3 million steps and a drowning a memorable one!

What memories xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Hi again Sue and Wilsonettes,
I forgot to wish the winners well today, sorry just so tired the now that brain has departed and i still have the form to fill in. Sorry girls, please excuse my rudeness,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Stunning card Sue,no matter what die or stamp you use, you always turn out amazing cards x x x

janet said...

Congrats to the winners. One day my name will be there.....(I wish).
I like the combination today -nice and cheerful. I don't think I have these dies (not all anyway) but it is good inspiration for other combinations.
Hugs
Janet in Kent

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue love the card and although I don't have these dies I think I can take the idea and adapt it to those I do have. And thrilled to see I'm one of the lucky winners this week, many thanks and congrats to all the others. Gx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely bright card for a very dull day. I am saving this as a template because I can see it being useful for so many occasions.
It has been raining since well before I got up today but it hasn't been cold or windy up to now. Just as dusk is falling (early today because of low cloud) it is getting chilly and I can see a wind getting up so maybe we are going to get the tail end of Bertha after all. I managed to catch some of the Tool Shed earlier but am shortly going to sit and watch it in peace before an early(ish) night.
Congratulations to all of today's winners, enjoy your prizes.
Fingers crossed we will all have a peaceful start to the week tomorrow.
Frances

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue.

Conratulations to all the winners.

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl.

Theresa Pace said...

if there was ever a christmas card that didn't look such this would top the charts! lovely layout and ensemble of dies. yes would easily double up as any other celebration card xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, suitable for lots of occasions, love it
Congratulations to all the lucky winners

Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Dawn Holben said...

Beautiful and definitely one that will stand out at Christmas.

lynda said...

HiSue & Wilsonettes I love this card Sue I have the dies so will have a go at this stunning card & as others have said can adapted for any occasion Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Pam I loved Torchy & Twizzle too. Not long now for your pink pot to come off. Thank you & Yorkilass for your congrats for granddaughter Janie's birthday hugs Lynda xx

Julie a lovely story how you met & fell in love with Lee at 13 then 5 years later became best friends then man & wife just magical.hugs Lynda xx

Maria Alder hope your treatment is not too bad tomorrow gentle hugs Lynda xx

Donna your still in my thoughts hugs Lynda xx

Hugs for baby Leo xxx

Anon congratulations for 43 years so don't feel embarrised your love has stayed strong hugs Lynda xx

Special Love & hugs to Pam,Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Jean D,Magpie,Yorkielass ,Lyndsay,Wheely Bad,Nanna Tina Tina E,Tres,Tandy,TOB Theresa,Myra P,Maureen K,Brenda L,Janet Ecco,Hazel, Camille, Steph,Lynne M & little princesses,Norah & wee Rory, & of course Sue, Lynda xx

Love & hugs to all who need them or want one

AnneRD said...

A really cheerful card Sue, so easily adapted for any occasion. Anne x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card today as you said can be used for any occasion, will keep it in mind for exactly that . Hugs to you Sue .
Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda and all wilsonettes
Jean D
Xxx

Maureen B. said...

A simple card which sets the brain on fire thinking I could use such and such a die or I could add this or that and so many uses as a card. You sure can make us think Sue!! Thanks for the ideas you have motivated me. Hugs Maureen

Anonymous said...

Bright and crisp and fresh - lovely
Magizzy x

craftynanna said...

hi sue, fabulous card and as you said can be adapted to anything really love to all J

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

A card to brighten up a very miserable day. Thank you.

Congrats to all the winners.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
VERY NICE LAYING TODAY.STRING OF PEARLS GO ON ALL MY CARDS AT THE MOMENT ADDICTED. FAB CARD
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I am new here and just found your blog. Looking forward to visiting regularly, as I also signed up to follow!

Anonymous said...

Sue, so pretty and very festive
Regards
Audrey O'Brien, Wicklow, Ireland

Lacelady said...

Annoyingly I was out all day, and forgot to record Julia's shows. I'm going to look on the website to see what's left, but I bet it isn't much. Pretty card today Sue, the bow sets it off beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Not made a single Christmas card yet. Very festive in the red and a lovely card.
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