Monday, 24 November 2014


 Hi bloggers!  I have a confession to make.  I absolutely love this Christmas card and didn't want to make it part of a double day post.  I really didn't want to have it share the limelight with another card, how silly I know!  I had this idea to use my Mosaic Poinsettia in the background of the Angel aperture almost from the minute I received the first prototype die of her (and there were several versions done!)  I couldn't decide what colours I wanted to do it in, though so it just kept getting put on the back burner so to speak.  Once I decided on a dusty rose and milk coloured card palette, though, I realised that I didn't have very much of this dusty rose card left.   In the end I had to be very careful about my cutting so as to get enough poinsettias and my Classic Rose die out of the few pieces that I had left.  I chose these colours because years ago I made Christmas ornaments for my first tree out of the same colours, it had a very romantic, vintage feel to it and that is what I wanted for this card as well.  I cut the Christmas Angel 2014 aperture out of milk card first and added mounting foam to the back of it.  Next I cut several different sizes of the Mosaic Poinsettia die out of dusty rose card.  I glued them on to another piece of milk coloured card so that they filled the aperture opening.  I mounted the angel over the top and matted it with a thin milk card mat.  I cut a candle and glued it into her hands.  On a larger piece of milk card, I stamped my sentiment with a clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed it with gold detail powder.  I mounted the angel aperture above it.   Using the Classic Rose die, I cut several of the dies in an assortment of sizes and made roses from them following the technique in the tutorial at the top of my blog.  I added dries clear Cosmic Shimmer glue to the edges and "sugared" them with Iced Snow.  I mounted the larger one in the bottom right corner with some cream tulle.  I cut Holly Sprays and Faux Quilled Leaves and added them around the flower.  I rubbed the tips of the leaves with the Perfect Medium pad, then embossed them in gold powder as well.  I added some Iced Snow to the holly leaves too.  I did the same thing with the two smaller roses, but mounted them in the opposite corner by the Angel's wing, but without the tulle this time.  I finished the card with a double milk card mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  I hope you think she was worthy of her own blog post too! LOL  All for now, Sue x


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Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning sue and all the crafty crew, Wowser!! such a pretty card today your angel is just so well angelic!! LOL

Wrap up warm if you are going out and about its cold and frosty!!! and Foggy!!
Have a nice day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, hope you had a restful weekend.
Good luck to everyone for the draw.
Hugs all round x

Heather Rogers said...

Wow! One word Stunning!!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Crisco said...

Very beautiful card - a work of art.

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,
She was definitely worthy of her own blog post I simply love this way of showing the angel, I think this is the one you did on the shows? anyway I loved it then when I saw it, have a lovely day, Hugs & blessings, Vick xxx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card the colour good luck to the winners of your dies

June said...

Good Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, I so love this angel die and only you with your inspirational talent would think of putting the poinsettia mosaics behind it to give such a stunning effect, brilliant, I so love the colours you have used, thank you Sue, you brighten up my day.

Good luck with the draw everyone.

Have a great Monday, Brrrrrr it is chilly here in Kent, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card Sue so serene. Would love to have this on my mantelpiece. JJx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card and colours. Your aperture cards are so special, this one is so feminine.

good luck everyone for the draw,

we care having a big summer storm at the moment,

Muriel x

AnneRD said...

Very clever use of the die Sue, opens up so many design choices. A very pretty card. Anne x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this Angel is very worthy of her own spot, she is beautiful.
Sue the first time I cut her out it was in dusty pink card, then in the blush card what a coincidence. Take care It is very cold here today. Good luck all for the draw. Kitty

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
WOW! Oh! WOW!! amazing, stunning, beautiful, I love it.
Have a great day

Patricia x

ang said...

Very pretty card, very clever idea angxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. You know I love non traditional colour Christmas cards so this is perfect in my eyes and I would never have thought of using the poinsettia die as a background. So wonderful to see that you are still getting over 200 comments a day - I hope that it continues. Sue xxx

Caroljsmith said...

I have made a few cards with this die sue but not quite as stunning as yours one of my favorite of your christmas dies good morning to jan

auscrafts said...

beautiful card Sue

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue and all the Wilsonettes
The angel did need her own post she is stunning with the poinsetia behind.
Having my pre op assessment this morning.
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x x

Glennis said...

Great result! - the colours are lovely

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I love this technique - it is a new one for me. I must give it a try
Pat x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card Sue and what a great idea,thank you, Linda x

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
I agree that this card definitely deserved a post on her own. What a clever idea with the poinsettias in the recess behind her!.
Enjoy your day whatever you are doing.
Sheila x

Julie Elli said...

Another stunner. Love the colours and the iced snow detail is just right. Big hug.
Julie E

Anonymous said...

Such a clever idea. Love the card.

Anne (Northampton)

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love this card! Definitely worth her own showcase! This angel is fabulous used as an aperture. Love the colour and the embellishments. Fabulous. Thanks for sharing.
Happy day to all.

Elaine said...

Very worthy shes gorgeous x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes (its so heart warming to see several new names staying on for the fun and frolics) and welcome home to those we've not seen for far too long. It bought a smile to my face to see 200+ comments left yesterday so lets keep em coming and get this angelic angel to hold a number 1 in her pretty hand : )
I know what you mean about using card that you only have small amounts of ! I have 2 very large polythene bags and a box full of scarce cardstock ! I even keep the smallest of corners that are left thinking its enough for a single lef or petal !! And if its totally lush and purchased from somewhere different I have a tiny piece in a book and the shop it was bought from !!! OCD maybe ? If its too lush I just keep it to look at.
I love how you used the apature, and to think your creative mind was buzzing at first sight, well, my mind never buzzes lol ! It really is a stunning start to our Monday.
Going back to your video story Sue, ever thought of doing an Annual blooper video ? Bet that would be top of the bloopers - how not to craft with jet lag lol.
A day in today as far too cold to venture out, so a push on with some of my 'special' festive cards even though Im sore and shattered after yesterday, and a batch of New Year cards I think as next market is 21st Dec so most will have already shop bought their cards I presume - tut tut.
Im sending good luck to all that enjoyed last weeks wonderful launch and I hope to see lots of happy names up in lights today. We are ALL winners though as we have the most talanted friend and designer on our side : )

Please take as many warm comforting hugs as you need today if you feel unwell or down.
Stay warm and crafty if you can.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Nice card. Lovely roses.
Have great day.
Ang x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
She definitely deserves the limelight!
Everything about this card, from Angel to flowers are a knock out.
Your flowers look so real, simply stunning!
Lorna D

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,

She is beautiful. I can see why you wanted her in solitary splendour.

Love, Roz.x

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, beautiful detail on it.


sonja_w said...

Very worthy of its own blogpost indeed and I am sure it would take centre stage on the recipient's mantelpiece too xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
She is worthy of an individual post definitely. I would never have thought of using these colours for Christmas, but boy do they work! It has a very soft , classy feel about it. I also love how you have used the poinsettia to fill the aperture. Wonderful!
Good luck to everyone for the big draw. Stay warm and safe and sending love and hugs to all. Steph, hope market went well yesterday but don't overdo it today. Love to all, Alison xxxx

Anonymous said...

This angel certainly deserves her own space in the limelight - really lovely and such an unusual colour for a C.card. Of course, love the flowers and leaves. So pretty.
Think Diane G was right yesterday, Sue - would have been great to see the failed video as a blooper - cue hysterical giggles.

'P' in Wales

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is simply gorgeous. Thank you for sharing her with us. I love what you have done with the poinsettias. The flowers are beautiful. I really must use more glitter. Have a fantastic day. Are you home for Thanksgiving? Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card, Sue. With a clever idea of putting another die behind the aperture.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card the dusky rose is beautiful and the Angel die well she is my favourite Christmas die of 2014. She really did deserve her own day on the blog beautiful.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Yes she definitely deserves the limelight.
Inspirational use of the poinsettia dies.
Amanda xx

CHERYL brown said...

Beautiful card but a tad too fussy for me. One set of flowers would have been ok or none at all to let the Angel be showcased on her own.
Hope this doesn't sound too negative Sue, I don't mean to upset you, but I prefer cleaner lines.
Hugs to all those feeling blue, are in pain and who would just like one.
4 days to go to my first radiotherapy treatment. So far, have managed to stay away form all bugs, coughs and clods.
Good luck everyone for today's draw.
Hugs Cheryl xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card this morning. I especially like the effect on the leaves. A very good idea :)

CHERYL brown said...

Forgot to leave a message for Nanna Tina, I hope your pre-op assessment goes well for you
hugs Cheryl xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

A real vintage feel to this beauty. Love the colours!

Hope all are well.

Good luck Cheryl with your treatment, thinking of you.

A crafty day for me today - just can't wait!

See you all soon xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Just beautiful love what you have created with the angel xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Sue , this really is a beautiful card.
She is gorgeous and the card is so wonderfully designed.
You had to post her alone - because she's worth it!!!!

Hazel said...

Just gorgeous, Hazel x

Jill Berg said...

This is absolutely stunning - i understand why you wanted to give it its own showing!

Beautiful card

Jan.moogie said...

Wow a shabby chic Christmas card and it is simply gorgeous Sue, I would simply love to own such a beautiful card and would never let it go. thanks for sharing. xx

IVY Cheong said...

Wow, really love the dusky pink. Such a beautiful card with all the colours. I really love this card.


Ivy L xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Your beautiful angel card certainly deserved a day on her own, that's not silly at all. (I love how you used the Poinsettia die as the angels background) It's nice to hear about those extra special cards that you have made, we all have them don't we: )
Good luck in the draw later today one and all.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Suejimbel said...

Sweet story, lovely card. I'm loving that colour pallet too, very vintage x

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Just gorgeous. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x

Angela Wade said...

Good Morning, Sue, Pam, June, Steph, Tina ( best wishes, hope pre - op assessment goes well ) and all fellow Wilsonettes.
What a gorgeous, striking, beautiful, unusual, Christmas card. Love the colour combination and the design and definitely worthy of a stand alone posting.

Hugs all round and keep safe and warm everyone.

Angela in very frosty, S. Wales Xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, you are right this is The Christmas Angel and deserves her special place on the blog. It is so strange because over the weekend I cut this angel in pink and made her with a black shadow. I wasn't sure how to finish the card so left it to wait for inspiration, and then you post this one. Thank you so much.

Looking forward to the draw later with everything crossed.

Love Rosemarie xx

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely. Would also make a nice sympathy card. xx

Oksana said...

Beautiful card in lovely colours, glad you had enough pink to complete it!x

Jayne S said...

What a stunningly beautiful angel. Love the colour combination and the lovely roses.

carol edwards said...

Certainly agree Sue your angel deserves first place on show. I love the aperture with the roses, so very pretty. Peaceful wishes to all x

Angela Wade said...
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Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a pretty card. I love the colour and the imaginative use of the dies and the flowers set it off beautifully. Best wishes

Clai01 said...

Love the dusky rose card as well as the angel, super all round!

darcydaydream said...

A lovely card. And a great idea for the background.
Love from Christine in Darcy...xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I can see why you did not want to leave this card for the double day! I love it, the colours are wonderful for a change at Christmas. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Angela Wade said...

Forgot to say, good luck everyone for the draw later.
I don't expect to see my name amongst the winners but shall wait for the results with everything crossed and baited breath.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Your Angel definitely needs her own blog she's stunning. Only you would think of putting the poinsettia as the background lol, fabulous idea though. I love the colours, I had a pink and silver tree one year at my Granddaughter's request and it looked lovely. Everything about today's card is beautiful there is not a thing I would change.
Hugs x
Heather T

Micky French said...

This card is stunning Sue, I love everything about it.
Michelle xxxx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous idea, xxxx

Anne Crawford said...

Wow! This card is heavenly, I love the angel , and used like this is really special! also the colours make her so soft and delicate.
The Angel die was the first one I bought from the previous collection and I meant to use it for most of my C cards but I have had trouble cutting her out , i have tried all kinds of card and paper through the G Caliber and also Cuttlebug turning her this way and that, putting it through several times but there are still pieces in the middle of her skirt I have to use a craft knife to remove , do you have any suggestions?
Good luck to everyone for the draw!
Love and Hugs to all xo

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What an absolutely wonderful way to start the week!!!!
Your Angel will always have to have centre stage. She is so beautiful and ethereal and I have used her on some of my seasonal cards this year.
Oh how I would love to have her in my home for this year's season.

Steph -so pleased to see you had a good day yesterday. I agree it's definitely an 'at home' day today and Crafting all the way.
Sandra - Hope the girls enjoyed Wembley and were not too disappointed with the result. I agree the differences in sport between the sexes is just so wrong. Whatever happened to 'Equal Opportunities'.
I love your Christmas morning tradition. Make the most of those days as it's not the same when they've flown the nest and have families of their own. Oh don't get me wrong we teach them to have a life of their own and are so proud of them when they take and use the Family traditions with their Families.
Norah - I missed you yesterday. Hope all is well.

Usual Monday morning then - Mr Tesco between 09.00 - 10.00; Bday card to make for a young man aged 11; and then try to finish my Seasonal Cards.
To all under the weather for whatever reason hope you feel better soon. Take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
A really stunning card in its own right so pretty ,hugs Sarah xx

Pauline A said...

mmmmmmmmmornignSu, brr but it's a chilly one here today. What a pretty card. I have used your angel die to make most of my Christmas cards but now that I've seen this one I feel like starting again. You have some wonderful ideas. Hugs xx Pauline A

carol quinn said...

so beautiful, and the roses just finishit off

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous and
the pink looks fabulous I would never have thought to put roses on a
Christmas card but they really work and the Angel is one of my favourites an a fab. idea to put the poinsettia at the back.
Nancyd xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Really pretty and definitely worth its own post .

Alice G said...

This is not a card, it is an elegant and stunning piece of art!

Hugs Alice xx

val jones said...

Oh Sue, how beautiful. The angel looks so lovely over the poinsettia and the colours are stunning.
Love val in Spain x

karenlotty said...

OMG This is perfect, stunning, beautiful As you know I have mixed feelings about angels but this is such a beautiful card I love it

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Wow, what a fantastic way to use the poinsettia dies. It makes such a stunning card - I love it :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. It certainly does deserve its own day. The Angel die is gorgeous and I love how you have used the poinsetta behind it. Good luck to everyone in the draw later on.
Hope the girls didn't get to wet yesterday Sandra, it was a horrible day for watching football.
Hugs to all in need of one today.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I soooo agree with you Sue re this gorgeous Angel Die. Have made several cards using her.

Chris Curry said...

I can understand why you love this card Sue, it is perfect. Thank you. Xx

gwen70 said...

Absolutely stunning, I love it

June Horrocks said...

I love love this angel it's on my Christmas list I love her the card is beautiful sue not been well for a week now a virus they say so not done any crafting at all I hope my mo jo comes back soon love to all June xxxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - simply exquisite!
Clare W

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW this card is beautiful, I think this Angel is one of the best Christmas dies I have bought this year
Just love it
Carol x

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes on this cold and frosty morning! I can't really think of much else to say about this card but WOW! so pretty and soft. To Anne Crawford, have you tried placing an extra shim of card just over the area that is proving difficult to cut? I usually find this works, hope it does it for you. Good luck to all in the draw! Hugs, Karen x.

Diane said...

Hi Sue this really is so pretty, I do love the dusty pink card you have used, glad you had enough to finish the project. The roses are gorgeous too, I can see why this card is extra special to you. She definitely deserves her day on the blog. Have a great day and looking forward to this afternoon. Good luck everyone. Love Diane G xxxx

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card, well worthy of a spot on her own! I will atempt to have a go doing that one later in the week, thank, regards Janet k xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Don't blame you for wanting to give this beauty its own showing. It's stunning. SueL x

lilygee said...

Hello Sue - this is one of my favourite dies, I love it and you have used it beautifully here - so many interesting ways to use the negative of the die.
Lilygee x

Marion said...

Hi Sue it looks stunning useing the poinsetta behind .
Marion H

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card and beautiful colours. When I first started to read your blog I was looking at the card and thinking they are not poinsettia's they are roses...and then I realised you had put them behind the aperture...what a clever idea and stunning effect.
Good luck to everyone for the draw!!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous, love it.

Anonymous said...

Mornin Sue
Wow this genius, and beautiful, i love it.

Jeannie newton

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful, angelic card, she certainly deserves her own blog post, Marlene xx

Brenda Lello said...

"PHelllo Sue,
This card is so beautiful I love the way you've used the Pointsettia in this beautiful dusty pink. I have the Angle and several cut outs in coconut white card waiting to be mounted onto white on white Christmas cards I just love her. Your card has made me think - may be I can and a touch of colour!
Good luck everyone with the draw later. Would also like to say a big THANK YOU to you Sue, for all your hard work, allbeit a labour of love, for giving us this wonderful opportunity. LOL

Take care, love Brenda xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, So beautiful I love it .love Jean Z xx

Steve Williams said...

Good Morning.
Another Sue Wilson Beautiful work of art, thanks and have a good day

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue Amd fellow bloggers. Today's card is one of my favourite dies set as is stunning cards I like how you have used the fancy poinsettia die and the design it beautiful. Take care Sue xxx

Debs A xx

Joan D said...

Would never have thought that these colours would say Christmas to me, but it does! A stunning card. Xx

vinita jain said...

Only one word-Magnificent!


hollyberry said...

A beautiful card and a lovely story to go with it that makes it so personnel.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and my wilsonette friends,
It would have been a traversety if this beautiful lady had had to share with any other cards. She is beautiful Sue with her poinsettia dress and background. The whole card is so beautiful but there again it is white and i love your white on white cards, this one is just varient on that with touch of colour with the beautiful roses and the gold touching the tops of the leaves. This is one card that stunning is not a good enough word, exquiste is getting to the right part of our language but the brain has forgotten the word i need, sorry. And sorry for yesterday as after typing for 40 minutes and at the finishing post my computer decided to play up again and would not let me finish, save or anything and i was just so tired afterwards and i couldn't remember it all again even if i could have got it to accept my posting, so sorry Sue.
We went to OH's nephews wedding reception on Saturday where upon my beloved hubby decided to drink like it was going out of fashion when he knows that he is ill if he has more than two pints of lager. 8-9 pints later plus lord alone knows what else to keep up with his brother, nephews and our son in law(who are all used to drinking a few times in the week, not once in a blue moon like him), we left with him feeling decidedly under the weather and got home just in the nick of time. Surfice to say that i felt no sympathy for him or the bouncing sore head and sea sickness feeling that he had when he put his head down. He spent all Saturday trying to get rid of a sore head to go and inflict that on himself at night so end up with another sore head yesterday.
Yesterday was such a lovely day up here at my hills and going across to Stirling and Bannockburn and today you wouldn't know it as it is cold and dark out there. I hope that where ever you are going today that you all have a good day. Good luck to Nanna Tina for your pre op and be good until you get your op over and done with. None of this deciding to half someone's suffering and share in their cold or flu or anything else, ok?
Cheryl flower, i know this treatment is going to take a lot out of you, but i am thinking of you and sending you hugs. Take care dear lady.
Sending hugs to all my wilsonette Angels both on blog and not at the moment. I hope that our friends that are missing will be strong enough to come back soon.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, this angel is beautiful and certainly deserves a 'stand alone' day. The card is gorgeous.
Good luck everyone for the draw!
Take care Jess x

Janice Wallace said...

A very gentle, vintage feel to this card, I can see why she is special to you
Janice W

Saba said...

Good morning Sue
What a lovely card, ingenious of you to use the pointsettia as a background for your beautiful angel. You never fail to amaze with your clever ideas.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I fully agree with you , your Angel deserves to be in a showcase of her own , Just Beautiful !
Elaine H X

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I have seen this style angel in the flesh in Ally Pally, and totally fell for her then. So much so I prefer her remains for a card to give to "Special" people. Excited about the draw.
X Ros

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue.
Oh She is most definitely worth a showing on her own.... a stunning card and a stunning Angel die. Love how you have used the poinsettia die as a background to her....such a pretty colour too.
Hugs to all who need them today and hope your days get better and brighter.

Love Sheila xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card. Beautiful flower too.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous card and love what you've one as her background. I don't know where you get all these ideas from but they're all GREAT.
Love the colours and also your rose - mine never look like that. (But I'm just an apprentice)
Have a great week.
Hugs, Rose

Sue Dunn said...

Beautiful Sue. Xx

Anna said...

Hi Sue, That is gorgeous, the angle and the poinsettias in the back ground just beautiful, and I love the flowers.

Nina Spear said...

Morning Sue,
Yes, this is definitely worth its own spot. Lovely muted colours and I adore the roses!
Nina x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
I thought that I had finished my Christmas cards, but now I am not so sure. A fabulous card!

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Oh what a beautiful Christmas card , I have used your angel on some of my cards but never thought of using her like this she's stunning with her poinsettia dress . Well worth waiting for , your inspiration holds no bounds , thanks Sue xx

Crafty. Hugs to Yorkielass & L, Lynda and all wilsonettes .

Jean D xxx

C A W said...

What a fabulous card Sue. I love the angel and she, in her various guises, has been the most used of all the dies I possess so far.

Swiftycrafter said...

Oh my Sue, this card is so gorgeous,more than worthy of her own posting.
Lynne x

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
wonderful idea with the angel die and the poinsettias behind. I used this technique only with two stencils.
Thank you for showing your idea with dies!!!
All the best
Rolf xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Yes Sue ... Its a stunning card it needs to show case on its own ... Lovely..
Love the colour two ... Happy crafting

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Beautiful card Sue and in a lovely colourway too, really worthy of a post on its own x x x

jane said...

Morning Sue
This lovely lady deserves centre stage, such a beautiful die.
I spent last night trying different techniques with this this lovely lady with some really nice results.
Your cards are so so beautiful, your creativity amazes me .
Have a lovely day
Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Love this card, the angel is lovely and the flowers are stunning.

Take care


Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue, I'm back on track after my holiday and can now catch up on your blog daily. It was one of the things I really missed while I was away. Lovely card today. Beryl xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue gorgeous I have this die and love it. The colours are lovely I will have to try this one. Hugs to all in need today, special thoughts for Nana Tina and Cheryl. Sophy n Gran

Theresa said...

Good morning all
Well Sue I truly love this angel die she is beautiful
Your card has give me an idea for a special card
Will let you know how it turns out lol
Your card is stunning as usual and soooo worth her own blog love it
You have a great day Sue
Love Theresa Tx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, yes this card is beautiful and it had to be on its own, lovely sue just lovely crafty hugs Julie xxx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning, such a pretty card! I love the angel die & use it often - she is so beautiful!
Janette x

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.

What a glorious card Sue, and a brilliant idea to fill the background with the poinsettia.
Pam, hope you are well and managing work ok.
Love to all xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut stunning Sue, and definitely worth the wait for her. So gorgeous and really really well made in every little tiny detail.

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
what a gorgeous card to so serene and angelic. Just love it.
Hope everyone has a good day.
Susi x

Lacelady said...

Such a lovely idea to use the aperture and put the lacy flowers behind. It's giving me lots of ideas for variations too. Thank you again, Sue.

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

My O'my, simply stunning, but nothing simple about this card, If I owned this it would have to be framed and put on the wall, so stunning. You have now given me an idea on another card using this beautiful Angel die but not with die cuts underneath. Thank you for the inspirations Sue.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Joanna Dickson said...

That's a brilliant idea. I would never thought of it on a million years. It's really effective and bet it looks even better in your hand.
Back to normal this week. Such a shame as I could look at your ideas for I inspiration all day .
Lots of love, stay well and warm
Jo xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, just love those colours and certainly worthy of a showing on her own! Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Oooh wow!!! She's definitely worthy of her own post. It's a beautiful card Sue. Can you imagine how special you would feel opening an envelope and this was inside knowing someone had made it especially for you. AnnieKKk x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic - a very beautiful Christmas Card. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Long time no see. I've been just a bit busy with a singing competition! Love this card - especially the gold tips to the leaves. Now to get crafting again! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Fiona Young said...

What a lovely card! I especially like the roses for some reason.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Very vintage looking card, love how you've used the poinsettias behind her aperture
Good luck to everyone this afternoon and to Cheryl and Nanna Tina thinking of you both this week
Hugs and best wishes

Anonymous said...

Everything about this card is exquisite. It is SO beautiful.
Doreen R

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A truly beautiful and majestic card that has wonderful style about it and no mistake, which it would considering it is another truly Wonder of Wilson!!

Cameeli is quite right wrap up warmly it is so cold outside.

Have a lovely day everyone.

Margaret corgi owner

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. I can understand why you did not want to give it away.

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the card and how you have put a background to the Angel.
Rightly so she didn't have to share her page!
Gail Cx

Annie Pennington said...

Ooooh, this card is amazing. I love the poinsettia die cuts inside the aperture. Adore the colour too. Looking forward to the next video series. My friend and I watch the videos together on Wednesday mornings for inspiration. Afterwards we have a fun play session. Thank you Sue.
Annie P xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Dear Friend,
What A Truly Tremendous Card, It's Beautiful, Opulent, And Rich And The Angel Definitely Deserve's A Place On Her Own.
I Love How You've Created The Angel Aperture Then What An Awesome Idea For Her Dress, To Fill The Aperture With Lots Of Wonderful Mosaic Poinsettas, I Have This Die And Its Just So Pretty.
I Love The Fabulous Sugared Rose, And The Divine Leaves And How You've Added A Touch Of Gold Embossing Powder To The Tips Of Your Leaves
This Card Is Truly Magnificent And You Must Get Great Pleasure When People On Your Blog Comment That You've Given Them An Idea For A Card Of Their Own, You Bring So Much Pleasure To Myself And Others.
I'm So Looking Forward To The New Videos Normally I Would Have Checked Them Out But I've Been Busy With Christmas.
Sue Thank You For Sharing This Stunning Card And Thank You For The Great Photography Shots Espcially For My Pinterest, The Close Up Shots Show Your Card In Such Great Detail.
Sue Thank You For The Daily Inspiration You Bring To Me I So a Much Appreciate It.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Wonderful People That Follow This Magnificent Blog

Nana on the Hill said...

Thus is an amazing idea, she is just beautiful!

nannapat said...

How gorgeous your angel is. I have made quite a few cards this year using her but haven't tried using the aperture with a design behind it. That's this afternoon's project taken care of then! Pat x

Lynn Dalby said...

Beautiful, what a great idea.Thank you.

Brooke b said...

Beautiful card really inspirational. I love this die she is gorgeous. xxxx

Maureen Bleay said...

I just love this card Sue so much care has been taken and the rose card is perfect for the angel and the roses. Another super idea of yours. Love the poinsettias and a must to have a go at. Hugs Maureen

Dawn Holben said...

Oh Sue she is well worthy of her own blog spot.
She is just stunning and I love the colour you have used.
When I first saw the die I wasn't sure but somehow I prefer her done in this colour as I think it brings out the detail better.
And those flowers are just gorgeous.

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. What an ingenious idea to put the die cuts in the aperture! I wouldn't have thought of that. You are so talented. The card is heavenly. Caz x

dragonswing said...

What a fabulous idea!! I could take all the aperture patterns I have for my iris folding templates and put textures and cut-outs behind them. Thanks for the idea!! Love it!!!

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
First of all, very sorry was unable to post yesterday! It was just one of those days and when I did sit down later on I forgot I hadn't posted earlier! I think it's called the ageing process! Lol!
I completely understand why you thought this gorgeous angel should have her very own "day on the blog." she is stunning . The card is beautiful. I love pink at Christmas time - it's warm without being as bright as red. I know what I mean!
Yesterday's buckle card was gorgeous too and I did laugh about your jet lag moment. My husband suffers from it much more than me and it takes him about ten days to get back to normal. Whatever that is. Lol.
Nanna Tina - do hope all goes well today. Thinking of you.
Cheryl - Thinking of you for Thursday. Do hope the treatment doesn't upset you too much. x
Haven't read yesterday's posts so hope I'm not missing anyone out.
Love to all,
Myra xx

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card ,love the roses .Laura O

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Just LOVE this card and the Colours too. Stunning
Love Marion x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card beautifully described.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Delilah64 said...

The touch of gold on the tips of the leaves is so effective. What a great idea.

Susan White said...

That is so pretty - love how you use the negative of the dies as well as the positive, and the pink and green are just lovely. Susan x

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said....

Wow, how beautiful she looks using the Poinsettias. I loved this die as is but this is just another lovely way to showcase her. Stunning.

Anne Crawford said...

Thanks Karen K, I have tried a shim but I'll try just using a smaller one over the difficult bit.

Sandra said...

Hi Sue & friends,
You are so right, your beautiful angel so deserves her very own post she may gave been overlooked if she had to share! The poinsettia looks so beautiful behind the angels dress, like some gorgeous brocade fabric, that was a genius idea Sue. Xxx
Norah, I would have given him a headache every night for a week! You must have wanted to scream after typing for 40 minutes only to lose your comment! Lovely to have you back were you belong today, hugs xxx
Janet, the girls enjoyed the atmosphere although they were a little disappointed at the score, they were frozen when they got back mind! I hope that they take our family traditions with them when they move on with their own families, I still hold out a little hope that they will come home to Mumma for Christmas, but I guess I didn't want to do that when I moved out! Oh dear! Xx
Good luck to all my fellow Wilsonette family members for the draw later on.
Crafty hugs to all,
Sandra xxxx

Elaine Sabey said...

Lovely card, so delicate Sue.

Love Elaine x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning - I have the Angel die and can only hope to aspire to your level using her.

Love Carol

terrie said...

Such a lovely card...I like the color that you picked...
Well done Sue

lyndas said...

Good morning Sue & Wilsonettes.
This card is absolutely stunning & deserves to have her own post on the blog by herself. I love the colour so pretty & non traditional which I love.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

NannaTina good luck with your pre opp thinking of you & sending you BIG GENTLE HUGS Lynda xx

Cheryl B good luck also for your up & coming treatment. I am thinking of you sending you BIG GENTLE HUGS . Lynda xx

Big hugs to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Jean D,Hazel,Yorkielass,Tina E,Myra P,Maria A,Lynne M Tilly&cully,Steph,Nora & Rory. And all Wilsonettes Love Lynda xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Anne. I find if you do all the cutting and turning at various angles, then emboss it just gives that 'push' to get all the fiddly little bits out.
Hope it works for you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Lesley Griffiths said...

6,191000 and counting, wow your blog is amazing. I'm not much into angels but the design and execution of this card is divine. Happy Days

Roisin said...

Good afternoon Sue...this card is stunning! Apart from the image whic is beautiful, the dusky rose card is fab!

weefortune said...

Beautiful card, love the colours, Hugs Elaine x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely lovely, what a great idea, i can see why you wanted this card to be in the limelight, stunning.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Anonymous said...

This is a really pretty card and the colours are just right. What a clever idea to just use the apiture and the roses are just so, so, so pretty. Kind regards Sandra Kent.

Edwina Scotney said...

She is very beautiful Sue, and deserves the limelight, Edwina

Jill Liddle said...

Beautiful card. I have this die and will be "having a go" with this technique.

TOB said...

Well what a different way to show through an aperture, I would not have thought of doing that. Gorgeous card. Hope everyone is ok if not take a hug from me. Hugs Theresa xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Stunning card, so beautiful and very romantic!!! Love the dusty rose and milk combo! The angel die is a my must have and love the intricate poinsettia diecut on the back, fabulous effect! The roses and the sentiment give a special touch to the card

barbara macaskill said...

Every little detail of this card is just exquisite! Love the color palette and the way you did the poinsettias behind the Angel is amazing!! Anyone would be ecstatic to receive this beauty!! TFS!

SHARICA said...

Awesome card .. Love it .. xx

cuilliesocks said...

Truly gorgeous Sue, the colours are beautiful and the roses too, what a special card for someone, Kate x

Meg said...

Love the flowers Sue. Not keen on angels though.

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, very 'different' and a great idea.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue. Well you're right, this card certainly deserves all the limelight. What a brilliantly clever idea and it's worked really well. I never think to use the 'scrap' after I've cut out a die shape, I think I'll be trying it out from no on though, it's a winner. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Cathie Weary said...

A post of her own was definitely the way to go. Love the colours you chose. I too like non-traditional colours for Christmas cards. Using the poinsettia behind the cut out was brilliant. You never cease to amaze me with the ideas you come up with.

Good luck to everyone for the draw.

Txcowgirl said...

Stunning, and these are also my very favorite colors for Christmas. I have two trees for Christmas sometimes, one a traditional, and another for my doll collection room. It is white with these same colors. I've been resisting the angel so far, in favor of less seasonal designs, but I'm about to give up. Love it, Sue.

Gail Chase said...

Very dainty. This angel looks like she is made with filigree. Love the dusty rose color with the white and gold accents. It does have a very vintage feeling to it.

hotpotato said...

lovely card and so different for Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful way to use this die. This really is an inspirational card for me.
Beverley W

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you don't mind, but a message for Anne Crawford. I have had the same trouble with my angel, even with the e Bosser. I tried every way, then embossing it and the bit right in the middle still wouldn't cut so I eventually put another little piece of card over the bit that hadn't cut and this finally worked. Hope this helps. Nana Tina hope pre op assessment went well and Cheryl, good luck for Thursday, my thoughts will be with you. Love Alison xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Love the fact this Christmas Angel has different items to choose from to hold.Lovely card.

scoobydoo said...

what a gorgeous card .I love the colours you have chosen.liz

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the rose is fab and I love all of you christmassy dies and stamps, still working on my wish list, adding more items from your ranges. Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Janice K said...

A stunning card, great colours and love the beautiful flowers. x

ladyweir said...

Beautiful card Sue

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
May I say this is a very creative card in using different elements of various die sets to create a
beautiful & unique style of card which I would be proud to receive.

Crafty hugs

Haze xx

nzillingworth said...


Vie Carter said...

Yes Sue she does deserve a spot on her own - beautiful


Sandie Braithwaite said...

Was shown how to use this die in other ways as well, which makes it doubly useful.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeouse Card Sue!

I love the colour theme, it's so pretty and I also love how you've used the Poinsettia die to create the background for the Angel, it's beautiful.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Hellma said...

I Also think this is an amazing card, and love the non traditional colours you have used.

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