Monday, 29 September 2014

Season's Greetings

 Hi crafters!  I really wanted to show off this gorgeous aperture of the Christmas Angel.  I love how pretty it is!  I cut the angel in black so that it would make everything stand out nicely. I used milk card and cut the French Collection Background.  I added mounting foam to the aperture and seated it over the background.  I added this to another piece of card that was larger and ran double sided tape all the way around the edge.  I covered it with Iced Snow to add some sparkle to my card.  I stamped my sentiment in black and added my focal element above it.  The card was then matted in milk card that I added Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue dots in Ivory all the way around the edge.  A thin black mat was added before the final milk card mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size.  I do wish you could see her in person as she turned out just lovely!  All for now, Sue x


Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!

Just beautiful!!! so pretty and very elegant.

I really like Angel!!!

make the most of the next few days as autumn is on the way.

Have a nice day everyone
Cameeli xx

Pam said...

Good morning Sue and everyone, another lovely card for today..
Loved all the shoe comments yesterday, I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't walk in heels.
Hope market was successful Steph, you work so hard for it.
Hope everyone has a good day, hugs all round.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card and an original technique (for me anyway)
I love it
Pat x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

what a beautiful use of the aperture, love this card
I must get some iced snow,
thank you

Muriel x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you brilliant use of the left overs. Take care Kitty.

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Another beautiful card. Enjoy a few days off, have some "me" time. Hazel xx

nzillingworth said...

gorgeous aperture card. Would never have thought to use the background die this way but looks spectacular. Wonderful idea.
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, such a stunning card today, so, so beautiful, I think that this is one of the most beautiful dies ever produced for Christmas, so lovely and can be used all year round with just a little bit of tweaking, love it.

I hope everyone had a good weekend and looking forward to the start of another week.......where does the time go.

Keep safe, healthy and happy everyone, hugs June Smith xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a beautiful christmas card love the angel die thankyou tracyw x

hollyberry said...

Great dramatic card for a Monday morning.

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely way of using the Angel, she looks beautiful, and the finishing touch with the iced snow, well stunning. Off to work shortly after a hectic week end celebration our eldest daughters 50 th Birthday, wonderful time.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the angel die she is near the top of my wish list.
I am off to Mums today and if all is well I will be cutting the grass.
My eldest daughter Kara popped round yesterday and took some of the baking for her and my two grandchildren, Jessica has finished off the brownies and has added the ingredients to my shopping list so she can make them again next weekend.
Gentle hugs for Leo and Skylar x x x
Norah love and hugs to you and your family x x x
Steph hope all went well with the market x x
To all the Wilsonettes who are not well or who are looking after someone who is I send love and big hugs x x x x
Dawn (Texas) the buns where yummy hope your dies arrive this week
Welcome to any new Wilsonettes x x x
Love and hugs to all Wilsonettes
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x x x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, yet another brilliant way of using this die, you never fail to amaze! Love Jean xxx

Breezes said...

What a great idea to use the background like this ! Using the angel aperture is brilliant but the background makes it fantastic - another gorgeous card !

Hugs, Rose xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful and elegant

card I have bought the Angel but not
used it yet must do this one when I
get back to Christmas cards, Hope your
weekend away with Julia went well.
Nancyd xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the use of the background die with the angel aperture, unusual and very pretty. Hope that you had a wonderful time with Julia but that you're both going to have some time for yourselves now.
Dawn (Texas)-thanks for the recipe, ingredients are on the shopping list ready for the next girly night! Have a good week. Sue XXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, wow, wow.......fabulous.

Beverley W

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Great card, and such a fabulous way of using the dies. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

auscrafts said...

love the design and technique

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely way to use the angel die, thank you, Linda x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful as ever, Sue, just love the Angel die, it will be on all my Christmas cards for my nearest and dearest. Love to you and all the Wilsonettes, Judy M

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card, so pretty!
Gail C x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Stunning!! I love this idea of using the "waste" card from the die cut. The die cut in the aperture is very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, it's great when all parts of the die cuts look this good.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A very striking card. Im sure that you had it or similar on your shows. Clever how you have used the aperture.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love this!! how many times have we thrown away a frame similar to what you have used? The effect is wonderful.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

I adored this one when it was shown on your shows, for me the Angel is fab but the French background behind it made it stunning.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous what a brilliant idea to use the aperture like that and you still have the angel to use on another project. Have a great day. I do hope you get some time to relax. Hugs Jackie

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

I love today's card. Using the negative is such a great idea and one that I shall be "borrowing". Thank you for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Vick said...

A very pretty card from what really is the 'waste' of the die cutting, lol!! Loving it xx Hugs, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Maryann Laursen said...

Such an awesome card here again today. Soooo beautiful and elegant, and that little angel is just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - what a classy card - the epitomy of less is more - it's just lovely -
Clare W

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what s great idea to use the waste from the angle. I love the and white. The design is brilliant.
Take care xx

Debs A xx

Crafty Nanna said...

Good Morning Sue and to all who pop by.

I love this card, it really does work so well, hope your weeken went well.

Hugs Lynn

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning and elegant card today Sue, have got this angel and just love using her. Thanks for sharing.x

TDQ Karen said...

Just lovely, great idea xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Very clever. I wouldn't have thought to use a different background. It subtly changes the angel.

Love, Roz.x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow love the way you have used the angel today, fab card

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful elegant card and a good idea for using left overs. Hope the weekend demos went well.
Ginnie x

Anonymous said...

Another spectacular card Sue. Your Christmas angel is beautiful with the French collection die in the background.
Jimi Mac

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful use of the 'waste' it has to be the prettiest aperture I've ever seen. The background die looks gorgeous behind the aperture. I have so many 'I need' of yours but the angel is top of my list, because I can see she's not just for Christmas but also a bride, prom dress or just a very girlie card.
Hugs x
Heather T

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue
A stunning card, such a unique wat to use the beautiful Angel and uses the waste card as well, so win,win.
Love the colours, this is a very sophisticated card
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxx

Joan D said...

A beautiful card and a useful technique. Xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a fantastic way to use your waste. Don't know how many i have thrown away. To many to count lol. Your angel die is my favourite of your christmas die's. She is stunning but not just for christmas all year round. Will be making this one today to add to my collection. Hope you and julia had a great weekend and you are home safe and sound. Hoping you get to have some time for yourself before you are away again. Take care.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning effect. The background die is perfect for forming the folds of the angel's dress.
Veronique L

PharmacyMichele said...

Great use of an aperture & another die to make a card-lovely.

Prob no comments from me for a week as we set off early tomorrow for Boston (USA).


Glennis said...

just beautiful

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - just love the way you use your dies and this card is just oh so beautiful. Love it. Hope you enjoyed your weekend in Taunton. Best wishes

Eemeli said...

Beautiful. Love the clean and simple look. Very elegant and festive.


Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - what a great idea to use up waste. I don't have this die but I think it could be slipping in to my basket.
As I think Autumn is fast approaching I will try to get some more washing done today while it can still dry outside. Hope everyone has a good day. If you are in pain or down in anyway I send love and hugs. Have a good day and take care. Helen K xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for starting the week with such a beautiful and very vey elegant gift. I do so love your Angel and as I've said before am using her for this season's special gifts. I've never had much success with aperture cards but will definitely be giving this one a go. I just know that she'll not be a patch on your but I just cannot resist her.

Txcowgirl - love your recipe yesterday.
Wheely Bad - I too love crisp beautiful bedding but I just refuse you spend a lot on it. Having to have two lots of everything to dress here and France it could work out very very expensive and after all spending six months in each country they only get used for half a year. (does that make sense?)This doesn't stop me from looking and stroking beautiful linen though.

It's going to be busy the next three days - Opticians this morning; GP this afternoon. Tomorrow it's my Knit and Natter and Wednesday Flu Jab. to quote a current advert on TV 'what a busy week we have'. Oh how I'd love to throw something at the women.
Washer already churning away so must get a wriggly on.
To all who are not feeling up to the mark get well soon and to all take care and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

val jones said...

Really stunning card Sue. Just love the Angel.I have this beautiful die so thanks for the inspiration.
Love Val in Spain x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue WHat a stunning card, I am definately going to give it ago! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I agree this should be seen so it's on my list to try, and I am fairly certain I saw something very similar at Ally Pally.
I am going to try the tape on the edge of cards today as it looks stunning. Have a great day.
X Ros

Sandra said...

Good Monday Morning Ladies,
It's a wee bit miserable looking over Brize Norton today, not a glimpse of sunshine, although not cold either!
Sue that Angel Die us just heavenly (excuse the pun), she can be used in so many different ways, she is a very versatile Angel, today's card highlights that as it could just be the waste, yet it's so pretty! I hope you and Julia had a fun weekend, now time to relax a little. Xx
TxCowgirl, your recipe sounds delicious, may just have to give that a try!
Just to explain we would use 'pastry' to make a 'pasty'
Pronounced like 'nasty' !
I loved everyone's shoe stories yesterday, it would seem that the majority of us are flat shoe wearers! So being able to stamp an elegant shoe is as close s we get.
I think most of us would feel the same about becoming an angel......I think I would have to wait an eternity to earn my wings! Hahaha
Norah, I do hope you, Rory and the rest of your lovely family are well, you are in my thoughts every day my lovely, I look forward to your wonderful stories brightening my days again very soon, try to keep swimming against the tide my friend, as I promise you it is all too easy to let yourself get dragged down, to a darker place that becomes a huge struggle to fight to get out of! So please just keep paddling in the right direction, we all have your back. Huge hugs xx
Wheely Bad, be wary of the laminate floor idea, my mum has them and on a wet day I have to fight to stay up right, my crutches want to go different directions.
also I just want to say that if you have blown your craft budget and want a particular die shape to play with, I am more than happy to cut you some and send you them to play with, although my budget is limited, I have most oft he California collection, a couple of the bows, the faux quilled flowers, and the Austrian Border I think! Just let me know, I am happy to share and have a fairly good range of coloured card.
Well my chicks have all flown the nest today, no sickies or stragglers, it's a lonely, echoing, home today, I don't like it! I do hope you all have a good start to the week!
Hugs to each and everyone of you,
Sandra xxxxx

Anonymous said...

The negative of the angel has made such an elegant card, Sue, have thrown too many negs away without even thinking if they have a use.
Funny about all of us who don't do the shoe thing - guess we're mostly getting a bit senior now.
Don't include you in that, Sue!
Hope you get some rest time before your next marathon weekend - October already - and this week too. Still, all C cards done apart from sentiments. Phew.

'P' in Wales

Thanks all for calzone info - we're a bit lacking in worldwide food in rural Wales. Anne (without an 'e') a tiddy-oggy is Cornish vernacular for potato pasty but usually now contains more than that. Txcowgirl - you did make ma laugh - looked up pasty in US and it's a bit risgue!

Lacelady said...

What a lovely idea! Sadly I don't have that background die, but it's on my bucket list. I'll have to see if I can conjure up something else, but it won't be as nice as yours.

Marianna Hammer said...

This is a gorgeous card. The angel is so pretty!

Crafty Granny said...

What a fabulous card Sue and using the part of the card that some would throw away. That's the best recycling I'll be doing this week!! Love Nicola x

Anonymous said...

Whoops typo - should be risQue!!

karenlotty said...

Like others how many times have I thought "with a bit more care that would've made a nice aperture" and to put another die cut behind it -pure genius

Chris Curry said...

Beautiful card Sue, and the iced snow finishes it off perfectly. Thank you. Xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, simply beautiful, this angel die must count as one of your all time greats. Hope everyone had a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh I love this angel die not only is she the prettiest of angels but makes a lovely aperture too. You certainly thought of everything when you put your ideas into making these dies. Such a beautiful card.
Hugs to all who need them and hope your days will soon get better.

Love Sheila xx

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, hope the weekend was a big success. Loving today's card. Very pretty. Kind regards Joanne K x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, great use of the 'waste' and I'm loving the frilly looking die cut in the aperture.
Donna Jones

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Isn't she beautiful. I love the background showing through.
Wheeliebad, dogs, crutches and wheelchairs do not mix well with laminate flooring in my experience. Very slippery, some times dangerously so, and a nightmare to keep looking clean as it shows every single dog hair and mark! I felt that I had to warn you.
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra and Pat-am just off to email you both- all of my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

CHERYL brown said...

Neat way to use other dies under an aperture, very impressive result.
Woke up to a deliciously damp, foggy autumnal morning, so with gardening out of the equation, and my favourite pastime being crafting, I am having a day off starting a memory book of my late darling husband.
Next op is this Friday, so the perfect excuse to chill out and forget it for a while.
My basket is overflowing with gentle hugs for all Wilsonettes that need one.
Hugs Cheryl xxx

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue lovely card again Sue will see you at colemans on Saturday

gwen70 said...

Oh how wonderful Sue, I adore it

lindyloo12 said...

You are right Sue your angel is adorable, and you think of everything we could need when you design them, well done!

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card. How brilliant to use a background die like this.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, this card looks amazing so unusual I love it . love Jean Z xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card, very elegant, crafty hugs Julie xx

Jill Berg said...

Lovely card - love the use of dies showing alternative ways to use them

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Really pretty. Reminds me of laser cuts.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Stunning - says it all! Have this die but not used it yet can't wait to get started!

Cheryl good luck on Friday. Just think with surgery once it's been removed its gone for good. It sounds as if you may have been recently widowed. What a horrendous time for you. Keep going and remember you are guaranteed support here. Take care xxx

Love to all with their own troubles or pain xxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A really striking and beautiful card today. Nothing else could be said. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such a lovely card {this Angel has style }very classy i love her .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Elegant card.

Take care


carol edwards said...

Very stunning and striking card Sue, the angel is beautiful and the card needs so little added x

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card, the black really does make it stand out.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card, great use of the waste. Hope you had a good weekend in Taunton.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, like everyone else why do we throw away our waste when something like this can be created. You are such a talented lady, thank you for all your inspiration.
Take care everyone, Jess x

June Horrocks said...

I've told you how much I love this angel sue this is another twist it's lovely thank you xxxxxlove to all June

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Such an elegant card today ,hugs sarah xx

Paula said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, so unusual for a Christmas card, but what a wonderful idea. I have your angel, so I shall be copying your idea! :)

Paula x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

So elegant. Love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Your Angel is stunning every way you make her. She is so elegant and the die is so versatile. Apertures always look more difficult than they actually are.
Thanks again for sharing
Lorna D

Heather Rogers said...

Morning Sue
I hope your weekend was successful. A lovely card today the iced snow gives a lovely effect.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This card is just stunning !! I saw it on c+c and fell in love with it then. A fantastic idea to cut the angel out and use the aperture !! The French background die behind her makes it very filigree looking. Done in black and milk card as you have here Sue, and adding the beautiful ice snow glitter to, makes this a very classy and very elegant looking card !! It is absolutely gorgeous Sue !! This is certainly a card I need to copy for special family. Thank you so much for sharing this one with us. Take care today and have a rest after your busy weekend. I hope you get some time for yourself. Sending you lots of love and special hugs today Sue love from Tres x x

Norah, thinking of you, always, love from Tres x x x

Cheryl Brown, Good luck with your op on Friday. Sending lots of love and gentle hugs to you love from Tres x x x

To all the Wilsonettes, I hope every one has a good day today, love and hugs from Tres x x x

AnneRD said...

This is so effective Sue, it makes us look at dies in a completely different light. Anne x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Yet another different idea from you, I love it. Hope you enjoyed your weekend with Julia. SueL x

Ivonka said...

When I see it like this, Sue I almost prefer it as an aperture....... Not sure. Either way, it's lovely 😊 Yx

lilygee said...

This is a really special card Sue - really like the idea of using the background - clever, original and a stunning result.
Lilygee x

Susi Mortimer said...

Good morning Sue and all,
Love this card, just as I love all you share with us. Hope you and Julia had a great weekend.
Have a good day everyone. Susi x

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
I love this, it's beautiful.
Hope everyone is as well as can be, I'm dashing to the doctor's for monthly check up.
I'm still smiling at knickers and jack boots xx.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes. Another new week, and a week to look forward to full of beauty and inspiration. How unfair is it that just ONE beautiful lady has SO many wonderful, unusual, stunning idea's, not unfair at all as you share these amazing ideas with all of us. I bet there isn't one single sister here that would have thought about using the angel die like that (beats be-heading her like I mentioned during launch week) !!! A total oopsie when I meant something totally different !!! Hohum, well if that aint me allll over ! It really is so clever and stunning Sue.
Murial - if you buy nothing else this week you MUST buy some iced snow, I got some a few weeks ago, its amaaaaazing, but I just want to sit and stare at it, do I really want to use it on cards that may get re-cycled ? Lol you will adore it.
Im only too happy to share die cuts too, I may not have the largest collection, but anyone is welcome to ask and if I have what you want to play with im only too happy to share.
After all the hard work on a day I felt a little under par I probably have made enough to treat myself to a new C. ef or a couple of packs of foundation gold or silver card ! Oh well that's life (good job I took my 'Im feeling fine' mask) to market, and thank goodness it was only 4 hour's !
Must go check up on this recepie Im reading about.

To all my lovely friends that dont feel so well, my basket of hugs is open wide. To those going into hospital, in hospital etc come take as many as needed.
To my dearest friends who dont need naming, I thank you for who you are.
Have a lovely day.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and my special Wilsonette friends,
Oh how i love this angel Sue as she is just heavenly. I love how you have put the French background under the aperture to wow us from behind. I know how you love black but i think i will try this beautiful creation all in white as i love your white cards. Hope you had a great weekend meeting all the big hearted Wilsonettes at Taunton. Sorry i didn't get posting yesterday as No.1 son decided to close the computer down without saving what i had typed and being honest after working all day in mum's garden i was absolutely knackered at night. Mr M even said as i went to start and make dinner not to bother as he was taking us out and oh it was so nice but i think i would have enjoyed it better if i hadn't been so sore and tired. I know i did too much but there is just so much to do in her garden that i need to do it while it is dry. Feeling the effects of it today but a good lot was achieved. Got 2 shawls to wash and pin out today and mitts, bootees and helmets to knit. Sewn up all bar one of the baby cardigans so they need washed and laid flat to dry as well. Maybe once i have that wee lot done i'll have a rest.
Wheely Bad, i had laminate flooring and poor Tia did the splits when it was wet. She is not so bad on the wooden floors but laminate is not a good combination for me or her. Sorry for poking my nose in but having had a few mishaps in making friends with the floor myself because of same stuff i would urge you to try you and Billy out on it in the shop first for your own safety flower.
Sandra i am going to say it is nice that you have the house to yourself again only because that means everyone must be on the mend and for no other reason than that although you will miss the company again, but i am glad the wee lass' is better again.
I am sending hugs to all the wonderful Wilsonette Angels that have us in their thoughts as i am so thankful for each and every one of you and your friendship. To all that is having a hard time or just in need of one i send a hug to and to all those that are supporting friends and relatives going through the mill i am sending up a wee prayer to keep you safe.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil, misty and cooler)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card today. The Angel die is gorgeous. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Theresa Sweetman said...

lovely card as always

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, so pretty. Hope you can grab a few moments for yourself after the latest road trip.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue I'm not so sure of this card today. I think the beauty of your lovely Angel has somehow been lost. Love the rest of the card though Beryl xx

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous! Simply elegant, something I shall definitely try :)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue a stunning Christmas card. Very pretty and so elegant.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous Sue love this Angel so very elegant.

Hugs to everyone who needs one.


Anonymous said...

Wow is the only word I can use
Regards Audrey O Brien, Wicklow, Ireland

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Your angel is fabulous , really striking cut out of the black card, I returned home late last night to find my snowflake lattice EF waiting might start to make some Christmas cards.
To all the lovely people on this blog THANK you for your caring thoughts. Sarah, my granddaughter, went through two major operations in GOSH within a week of each other. She's out of ICU and recovering well on the spinal ward and it was wonderful to spend the weekend with her and let my grandson have fun in London with his mum and dad. She will probably be there for another week at least before they can fly home. Hugs and thanks to you all
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A stunning card, she looks absolutely fabulous with the aperture in black and showing the lacy underneath, stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Stunning .. Happy crafting and have a lovely day ... x

Vie Carter said...

I would never have thought to use the angel this way, how lovely is this

Wonderful card


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card I just adore this Angel she is so lovely I am busy making some Christmas cards with her so many variations you can make I have to say she is my favourite.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and such a clever idea using the background stamp behind the aperture.

Brooke b said...

Stunning card would never have thought to do this. Thanks Sue you are inspirational.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,I think this Die ,is a winner for me,out of the Christmas range.All are beautiful ,and very different,a set to be proud of Sue.
I love the way you have used the out cut.
Thank you for all the inspiration,you bring to your blog every day.

Jill Liddle said...

This is a gorgeous card. Simple yet so elegant.

Maureen Reiss said...

WOW!!! Really Beautiful!!!

hazel said...

Hi Sue
WOW this card has it all - Elegance, stylish ,Beauty and Classy .Thank you for sharing with us all this Stunning card
Take care
Hazel G XX

hazel said...

Hi Sue
WOW this card has it all - Elegance, stylish ,Beauty and Classy .Thank you for sharing with us all this Stunning card
Take care
Hazel G XX

SerenePolly said...

Hello Sue The angel die is out on my desk waiting to be cut when I get home tonight. She is stunning. as is this card.

Take care



Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

So beautiful Sue, love that you used non traditional colors. I always say try different colors besides red and green. Thank you

Susan White said...

Hi Sue - love this angel diecut! What a simple and elegant card you have created - thanks for sharing, Susan x

IVY Cheong said...

hi Sue,

What a simple but very clever technique . Love the card.


Ivy ling xx

Darlene4527 said...

I love the angel. Wish I could have bought her before she was sold out.

Anonymous said...

What a clever idea. A gorgeous card.

Anne (Northampton)

Dawn Holben said...

I am not a big fan of cards with angels ( I don't know why )
but I must admit that I quite like this one and it is growing on me the more I look at it.

Aspiring crafter said...

Ain't she sweet?
A bit like you Sue!

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely alternate way to use the angel die. I think I like this...a lot!!! As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

terrie said...

What an elegant angel card...I like the filigree background of the angel.
Well done Sue

SHARICA said...

So Pretty .. xx

DMJ said...

What an elegant card, love it!!!!!!!

Doreen x

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

What a gorgeous card! I started thinking you could do the poinsettia waste in the same way. Sure there are others. This background die is calling to me every time I see it. I've done apertures plenty of times but never thought of this. Quite amazing.

Thank you ladies for the warnings about laminate flooring. There are floorboards that I imagine could be tidied up and would look lovely, even the boards in my 'everything' room look quite nice (there's no carpet in there). I shall pass this on to Mr. W, he will know of or be able to find out from the other tradesmen at the college where he works of alternatives. I've killed the heavy traffic carpet in the hall with my chairs and we clean forgot about crutches as although I use the chairs 95% I do like to walk when I can. We were just thinking about the chair and I love the advice about taking Billy to try them as he moves so fast at times it'd be doggy face- plants into walls and doors on an even more regular basis. He'd be careful when he's not excited but when someone knocks he does circuits of the floor and furniture until I answer the door. Thank you all so much for your input.

Sounds like I missed something... recipes for something yummy! I need to check back on the posts.

Sandra and Steph, I love the idea of sharing some die cuts,sounds like I have a few different ones to yours too- a 'try before you buy'! wheelybad at gmail dot com (change "at" for @ etc -writing it out this way stops auto spammers) maybe if people want to I could set up a Wilsonettes Facebook group or page for this sort of contact and sharing pictures of our cards. I'm not a prolific Facebook user at all. It's very invasive wanting to know about everything!!! I only really go on to answer personal messages but it has its uses for this sort of thing. I understand not everyone uses Facebook but if enough people are interested I can set it up (Mr W calls me 'technical support as I'm forever sorting his technology woes. Having worked in education at one time computers were forced on me and I learned fast!) Wilsonettes, say so if you are interested and it can be made possible.

Pat L, hugs for Sarah (my middle name), you and your family. Hope what she's had done helps her and that she's home soon x

Baby hugs for Leo and Skylar, awesome hugs for Robbie, Extra special hugs for those ill, in any sort of pain or in recovery, Special hugs for Wilsonettes everywhere in the world. So sorry I've kept this bit brief, I had new cleaner and the first face to face meeting for prospective PA's today so I was up early (for me!). I am starting to flag and am going to sign off for now. Happy crafting everyone,

Love T x

Diane said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card today, the French background is beautiful in the appature . Hope you manage to get some rest after your busy weekend in Taunton . Have a great day love Diane G xxxx

Pat L pleased to hear you had a good weekend and your granddaughters operations have gone well. Hopefully they will be home soon xxx

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said....

Beautiful Angel aperture card. She looks lovely on this card as she does cut out separately.

Kathy Krug said...

The angel die is so delicate and intricate. Love the card.

Joanna Dickson said...

I love the effectiveness of this from a distance. It's so striking.
Wish everyone a fab week
Lots of love
Jo xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful. Love how you have used the aperture. The angel is one of my favourite dies and I'm really looking forward to making my cards this year as I now have quite a few of your new dies. Love and hugs to everyone. Love Alison xxx

Maxine T said...

Wow, Another beauty, it is very beautiful. Maxine T

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the way you have used the die to make a cut out with another die cut behind looks great, very much like that other craft when paper is folded behind an aperture, but without all that hard work.

In another way this particular image looks a bit spooky!! Maybe just me and the way I'm looking at it.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

SusanP, Kent said...

Who's a pretty lady then? Just gorgeous. What will you do with the black angel, I wonder? Hmmm.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. Who would have thought of using the Angel aperture like this. Sue you amaze me with your ideas. I'm not really Angels myself, checked back on my baubles and I had bought your vintage ones, so then went out and bought your sentimental ones and they arrived while I was at school. Hugs to Pam and Robbie as usual. Wheels bad, I bet you thought buying flooring was simply didn't you. But I'm glad our Wilsonettes are giving you some good advice.
I to must look back to see what recipe I have missed, not that I'm a baker mind you as my cakes don't turn out to well. Now my grand children are a different matter. Amy, my eldest makes stunning cakes.
Hugs to Mrs B and Sandra as usual, hope your not to lonely Sandra with everyone back at school and work today. Look forward to seeing you both on Thursday.
Hugs to those in need of one today especially Lacpncs Steph and Norah.

Pat S Witney said...

Hot to sure why my posts are posting as anonymous today again instead of mrspwitney. I shall have to watch this when I finish posting.

Txcowgirl said...

Sweet Sue, good morning! Love how you used your angel cast away, very clever. I've been resisting her, even though she's been calling my name since first seeing her. You just made it even harder to resist, and I like the suggestions on the blog for other uses besides angels.
In doing a search on Amazon here in the states for Sue Wilson dies, what popped up were dies you have done for Spellbinders. I have several of these, so it was good to know I've been a fan of yours even longer than I knew.
If it's okay to ask, have you ever given thought to making a die of a horse? I can only imagine how lovely a steed you'd make, with long flowing mane and tail, an Andalusian or Friesian perhaps. A girl can dream, right?
Suppose I'm a little weepy now. Our youngest daughter, who is living in California (1800 miles away), had her first big horse show yesterday, and we couldn't be there. So proud of her, she took a 3rd in dressage, and 1st in cross country, so a 2nd overall. Oh well, maybe someday soon we'll get to attend.
Sandra, thank you for the "pasty", sounds like "nasty", explanation. I have never heard of this, nor the friends I asked either. No, we would pronounce it like "paste" but with a "y" ending. Not AT ALL the same meaning.
Anonymous, a tiddy-oggy, sounds like what we call a potato pancake.
Pat L., prayers for your granddaughter, so sorry she has had to go through such a difficult time. How hard to see our litte ones suffer so, and tough being patient, wanting so much to fix it all for them.
Wheely Bad, it might be very nice to have a fb page, as you suggested. I think you can make it a "closed group page", so no one can see it unless invited. Sounds like fun, and we could get inspiration from seeing projects.
Guess I better get the laundry done, and quit playing on here. Have a blessed day everyone.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
What a clever card,the aperture of the angel stands out well on the white card stock,really pretty.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, stunning card, love the use of the leftover angel aperture with the background die behind. Bx

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Beautiful angle card which looks like it's illuminous!!
The angel is just gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, love the aperture and the iced snow is amazing, so useful.
WHEELYBAD it sounds a good idea about the Facebook page, I would join that.

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh....Sue,,,,she is beautiful, just beautiful. What a fantastic idea of using the pretty French background under the aperture. I love how you have glittered the sides and the "pearls" too. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. I just love her! xx Susan P, I was just thinking, with the black angel you can always use a versamark of whatever stamp that you have and like. Then you could either use embossing powder of whatever colour or micra powder. mmmmm, wow, now that would be stunning! Sending lots of love to you Sue and your family xx "Thank you" so much for your wonderful inspiration. I hope you will have a few days rest now xx Cheryl, will be thinking of you on Friday....xx I'm sure you will make a beautiful memory book of your husband. Bless you xx Pat L, glad to hear that Sarah is recovering well from her operations and that you have had a great weekend together. Sending much love and hugs to you all xx Norah, you take care, thinking of you and sending much love and hugs xx Sending love and hugs to Lynne, Lynda, Cheryl, Lyndsey, Yorkielass, Pam and Robbie, Alison, baby Leo and Skylar, Wheelybad, Tres, Sandra and to all our wonderful Wilsonettes who need much love and hugs xx Take care everyonexx Love Karen xx

Jane Franklin said...

I like the use of ice snow and aperture but I would have to use another die as I,m not an Angel fan, sorry. Hope you are resting after your trip. Thanks sue. Luv to all jax

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, like Dawn H, I am not usually a great fan of angels but I have fallen just a lot in love with this die. She is beautiful. The placement of the aperture is perfect on the background and it radiates through!! Autumn may well be round the corner, but we're still hanging on (just!) to the Indian summer down here in the South. Can't wait for Spring already!!! Lots of love to all, Karen xxx

Karen Drew said...

A double whammy with this one. The die cut and then using the aperture.
I like the idea of making the most of one piece of card. It looks fab.
Hope you had a good weekend at Craftasmic. The people who run it are always so helpful. A tiny shop that carries so much stock. its amazing. Still gutted that I was still on holiday and not able to make it. Hopefully you will make a return visit and i will be able to attend one of the workshops.
Karen xx

Jane said...

I Love this card its so beautiful.

Jane xx

janet said...

While I likie the idea of this card, I'm afraid I really don't like this angel die (the head looks deformed somehw) and black for Christmas just doesn't sit right -but the idea of the cut=out with the filigree behind is a good one and I'm sure can be adapted.
Hugs Janet in kent

Craftysusan said...

What a lovely idea and I love the card. Unfortunately there aren't enough hours in the day to try all your ideas but it is lovely to see them.

craftynanna said...

evening sue what can one say except this card is absolutely beautiful and inspirational and i agree the angel is a must have.
cheryl hope your op goes well on friday, and wheely bad the idea about exchangeing die cuts is a good idea as long as sue does't mind because if we all exchanged die cuts we wouldn't need to buy any of sue's dies and please, please don't get mad at me for pointing this out. regards to all J

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. What a stunning card and I'm just so glad I have this die. will certainly be using it lots this Christmas. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

hazel young said...

So angelic love it xx hazel

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
I love this card sorry I haven't been commenting lately but I am still ill and having a bad time. I am going into hospital next week so hopefully I will be back every day after that. I will comment when able. Love and hugs to all.

Gail said...

Wow - what a fab way to use up,'waste' xx GailT xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty crew

Never thought of using an aperture that way. Less wastage as someone said. See u get a twofer outa that lol
Love it. Still haven't bought her tho. I promised hubby no more crafty till after Xmas!! Maybe he's planning on buying her for me to use next year. Ill keep wishing hee hee
Love to all
Tracy from killie xx

Laura O said...

fab card love this angel.Laura O

Rach83 said...

So elegant and creative. The contrast of the black and white is very striking. I love the sparkle too.

Rachel x

Janice K said...

A very elegant monochrome card, beautiful! x

lynda said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonetts, WOW your Angel is so elegant in the aperture so pretty I have her I bought it at AP.I love it.will defiantly use it like this thank you for sharing your wonderful idea's Sue. Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx
Sorry couldn't comment yesterday Sue I had internet problems xx

Cheryl B good luck for your operation Friday you will be in my thoughts . Enjoy making your lMemory book of all the lovely memories you made together.
sending you Big gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Wheely Bad how did the interview go for the cleaner ? Hope your thinking about all of the advice from the Wilsonettes about laminate flooring.Cuddles for Billy Love & Hugs Lynda xx

Pat L,so pleased Sarah is on the mend after her operations & can go home soon,glad you had a nice weekend with her & your family Hugs to you & Gentle Hugs to Sarah Lynda xx

Tandy Sorry you've been having a bad time lately,I hope they can sort you out in hospital & soon your be better. Gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Lynne M hope you & hubby are ok missing you & Tilly & Cully Gentle Hugs Love Lynda xx

Special Hugs to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Yorkilass ,Lindsay,Tina E & Clair,Tres,Tandy, Hazel,Julie Laz,Ita,Maureen K, Gail C,Pauline A,Wheely Bad TOB Theresa,Magpie,Diane (Dianeandchipps )Helen K,Cameeli Lanc Steph,Janet Ecco,Lynne M,Myra P,Mrs B, Jean D,Nanna Tina,
Meg & babies Leo & Skyla,Cheryl B,Norah & wee Rory
Love Lynda xx

Love & Hugs to all Wilsonetts who need them Lynda xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
This is a clever use of the 'waste' it looks beautiful with the French background die cut behind it, then you have framed it with Iced Snow - this is a real WOW - love this one.
Very tired we have had a very busy day, mostly shopping for kitchen items, a mini makeover, not the full works, don't think MrL could cope with that!!!!!!! After which we collected grandchildren from school and stayed to babysit until about 9.30. Could have stayed over, but said we would come home.......Do like my own bed!
Goodnight Sue and everyone, love Brenda xxx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
I really really love what you have done with your Christmas angel
She is such a beautiful die and I am lucky enough to own her . Thanks for sharing your inspriration with all of us a Sue take care and look forward to tomorrow
Love Theresa x

Sandy H said...

Love the idea of using the waste but not sure if I could put so much black on a Christmas card.
Take care everyone.

Jackie Durrant said...

What a beautiful card Sue, the background looks so lacy and the iced snow really does add the sparkle, Jackie D x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card i am going to make a similar version to this for extra special xmas cards as its beautiful.
Thanks for sharing
crafty hugs
Helen Terry xxx

Blue Rose said...

I saw you on C&C with this die, and all I can say is WOW. I love the angel, just love her. Gorgeous card, just gorgeous.