Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hello there my crafty friends!  I have just so many Christmas cards left to show and time is getting short so here is another up on offer for today's giveaway.  I embossed a piece of coconut white card using my Swirling Holly embossing folder.  I wrapped a piece of frilly edged white ribbon around the bottom and taped the ends to the back.  I tied a double bow and added it with glue dots.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it into a tag shape using my paper cutter and corner rounder.  I tucked the end under a crystal sparkler which I used in the centre of the bow.  For the focal element, I used the Grand Squares to cut a frame, using one of the inside dies to emboss some detail into the frame.  I added mounting foam to the back of the frame to raise it for dimension.  I placed a sticky adhesive sheet over some white card and then gilded it with Golden Jewel gilding flakes.  Once gilded, I embossed it with the Swirling Holly folder.  I placed my frame over this and cut away the excess card.  I centred it above my ribbon.  I covered another piece of coconut white card with a sticky adhesive sheet.  Using my Classic poinsettia die, I cut several out of it, enough to make two flowers, one larger than the other.  I peeled the backing paper away and coated each piece with clear micro beads.  I offset the flower pieces to create two flowers and mounted them across my frame.  I pierced a white mat layer using my piercing ruler then finished with a slightly wider white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/2" in size. If you would like to be entered in the drawing to win this card, just leave me a comment.  The winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday's blog post.  Don't forget to check back!  All for now, Sue x














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Kate's Cards said...

Very bold Sue! Xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!

What a beautiful card today really love the classic poinsettia and swirling holly, anyone one would be delighted to have this drop in the letterbox.
Great video yesterday for the Glittered High and Low technique.

Hope everyone has a reasonable day and hugs for those who need one.
Cameeli xx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, such a truly beautiful card to greet us on this miserable Wednesday morning here in Kent. I would so love to win this but I know you have so many followers all of whom feel the same as I do. I look forward everyday to your creations and am never ever disappointed, thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing them all with us.

Wishing everyone well and stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely elegant card today, Sue. Do like the framed square of gold swirling holly and the frosted poinsettias with the microbeads. It's a YES from me!

'P' in Wales

Norah - what a worry, hope everything's okay.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow Sue simply stunning. Now this is right up my street and one I will make for myself if I am not fortunate enough to win it. Hugs xx

Breezes said...

Another lovely one and what a difference to John's ! Quite a surprise to see you both went for gold, silver and sparkle today and came up with two so very different cards. Love them both !

Hugs,
Rose
xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Wow, what a gorgeous card, I love it : ) That splash of gold behind the beautiful poinsettias looks wonderful.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

auscrafts said...

beautiful card today the splash of gold sets it off well

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow another stunner, I love squares, I cannot wait for your new dies to arrive. Thank you again Sue. Take care everyone it is very wet here today. Kitty.

vinita jain said...

Love this elegant frosted Poinsettia, so much detailing work in going on!!! Thanks for a chance to win such a beautiful creation!!!

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card I adore it (we're you peeking at the card I made yesterday? I too micro beaded your classic poinsettia) LOL. I love the embossing folder you've used I don't have that one ............ Yet!
Hugs x
Heather T

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a beautiful Xmas card love the classical pointsetta die thankyou tracyw x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

Love the poinsettia with the micro beads, just sets off the whole beautiful card, gorgeous white and gold,

Have a lovely day everyone, I sorted (or started to sort) my craft room today (it is now after 5 pm here), what a job !!

Muriel x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely Sue.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous!!!
This is such a stunning card, colours are perfect the beautiful poinsettia's and the bow all make this one of my favourites so glad you chose it to show.
Lorna D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and friends. How id love Mr L's other lady in his life to have a lie in !!

Beautiful festive card for us this morning Sue, thank you. I spent all day chuntering to myself yesterday after I forgot to put my brain in place before starting the Pearl anniversary card ! What did my comment say - I feel a disaster coming on, can you believe I did that ? (see my comment last night) Im sure those that 'know' me well would have guessed it was me lol I cant believe that any other Wilsonette would be SO daft lol !!! There you go, and what do I read again this morning - sticky adhestive sheet, oh boy, but to our friends that wrote that they hadn't done that technique before then done properly and NOT the Lancashire way, yesterdays glittered high low method IS easy lol.
I love todays card and still have many to do so every festive card you share with us will be wonderful.
Have to get bloods repeated today so I think I deserve a trip to my craft store to see what Sue treasure's I can adopt.
Wishing you a bright and beautiful day Sue.
To those not feeling well, I send you loving gentle hugs. To those friends not in a good place and missing from our home, please hurry back we miss you. And to those using sticky sheets PEEL OFF THE BACKING !!! Lol.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue
today's card is sooooo lovely and cheerful sumply beautiful.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Heather Rogers said...

That should have been simply!!!!! Xx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card. It would grace any mantlepiece.
Keep crafting

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous card today, love the idea of micro beads on the poinsettias. I will have to try - as I was doing some micro beading last night (not used for a while) so they will be working hard now!
I'm sure I've made enough cards for this year and then along comes another beauty to try and replicate!!
Trouble is I keep changing my mind who will receive which card - as I do have favourites!!
Many thanks for all the inspiration.
Sheila x

Eemeli said...

Morning Sue. What a wonderful card today. Love those pointsettias and that shimmer
is such a nice finishing touch.

Have a great day!

Hugs,
Eemeli

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Stunning card and I have all the "ingredients", (except the gilding flakes in that colour), to have a try. I really want to microbead some poinsettias!
Steph - your posts made me laugh yesterday because things like that happen to me too (frequently)!!! Hope the nurses are gentle and that you find lots of crafty buys afterwards. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Maria Illsley said...

Thanks for another great card Sue xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card today - I do love the micro beads
Pat x

Anonymous said...

A lovely card today with lots of techniques to try. Thanks for the inspiration, Sue.
Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...

Morning all. Lovely card again today dont know how you do it Sue . I have just bought some micro beads so will be giving th a go on my pointsettiaJJ x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a stunning card I love the colours and these dies make great cards So take care xxx

Debs A cxx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, this card is superb, love the white and gold, thank you for all the inspiration. I would love to win this and see it is real life, as I am sure any of your followers would. So good luck everyone. Bx

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card today-love it.

Michele

Elaine said...

Stunning Sue x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - what a textural card - must get the microbeads out and play.
Rgs
Clare W

Linda Graham said...

Another beautiful card Sue,love the beaded pointsetta,i have the holly embossing folder it`s lovely,thank you, Linda x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunningly elegant card that would be a delight to receive.
Love everything about it
Have a great day
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A truly elegant and regal gift today. Very classic in design and colours. Who could want for more!
My space is dusted off and waiting patiently for a beautiful piece of Sue Wilson Artwork. So it's fingers/toes crossed but even if not lucky I really could not ask for anything more beautiful to start my very dull and damp day.

Steph - Hope everything goes OK re bloods today and you certainly deserve and need a visit to your favourite craft shop. Just make sure you're wrapped up warm and a large shopping bag attached to your arm ready for your purchases.
Norah- So so sorry to read about Kirsten and your tiny little bundle. Hope everything goes OK. I just cannot understand nurses and their uppity reactions. Why don't they just think a little before opening their mouth and remember that they have a young first time Mum to be in front of them who needs love and understanding when it looks as though things are not what they should be. Anyway Norah my rant is over and am sending huge hugs - gentle ones of course - to both Kirsten the little one and you. Take care.

It's definitely a staying in day today as it's raining and very very damp. Log burner going full blast; tale set for brecky; just waiting for Mr E to return with bread and paper and then sort out meds for forthcoming week; book ferry/hotel for Sunday/Monday and then WHAT? Oh I think a little crafting is called for.

To all under the weather hope you feel better soon. To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

TDQ Karen said...

Simply gorgeous, I just love it xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I just love everything about it. It would look so lovely sitting on someone's mantlepiece. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Love this card Sue it is simply gorgeous. I really like the white and how the gold card adds such a touch of luxury. It certainly a card I would love on display this Christmas Thanks for inspiration x

Gail said...

Morning Sue and fellow crafters,
I like the card, but as you know the bow is not me, but always need lots of Xmas card inspiration.
Lancashire Steph you made me chuckle....thinking of you Pam.
Gail Cx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a gorgeous card. Its very classy and elegant. Love the colours and the technique with the micro beads. Will be having a play later and see what mine turns out like LOL. Have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Annie said...

Good morning all- lovely card today, Sue
Annie x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow, really love this card, the embossing folder is gorgeous and just that little bit of gold against the white makes it look so elegant. Love Jean xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

A real classic!

Love to all xxx

Virginia Davey said...

Very elegant card

Aspiring crafter said...

Stunning card Sue, classy , timeless!
XxxRuth

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Very sophisticated, will never go out of date. It's charming and would grace any mantlepiece.

nattyboots said...

Just beautiful Sue ,i love it
Elaine H X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, great card, I love the way the Holly swirls embossed, it looks so deep etched. White and gold always a classic.

Love Rosemarie xx

AnneRD said...

An elegant card Sue, and I really like the extra embossing around the central panel, it really sets it off. Anne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love seeing your Christmas cards. They give me plenty of inspiration.
Thank you for that.
Veronique L

Jill Berg said...

What a lovely card - love the touch of gold!

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card and I would be happy for you to post a Christmas card 365 days of the year too. I love them. I have all the components to make this card as your classic poinsettia die came in the post yesterday. Looking forward to the weekend when I can try and recreate your lovely card.

Joan D said...

Beautiful card Sue. I have used the poinsettia die a lot for my cards this year,it's so versatile xxx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card I like the embossed "frame" I have tried it and really looks effective Love the gilding flakes used in such a simple way That reminds me I must re-stock adhesive sheets!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's another stunner - absolutely gorgeous, with the Sue Wilson elegance.
Hugs, Rose

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very beautiful card. love Jean Z xx

Christine said...

So stunning. Love the embossed gilding flakes, didn't realise that this could be done, must give it a try !
Thanks for chance of winning this one.
Christine (Andypandy) x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE

WOW WHAT A CARD POINSETTIA LOOKING VERY NICE IN WHITE. LOVE THE EMBOSSING FOLDER. VERY OPULENT GREAT JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

val jones said...

Hi Sue. I just love this card and the poinsettias are still my altime favourite Christmas die.
Love Val in Spain x

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love the splash of gold xx hazel

Rosie said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card today. I love that colour combination, white and gold, very, very pretty.
Loved the video too, TFS....xxx

Wendy L said...

Very elegant and pretty, xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card today and I have just the right spot for it on my bookcase lol! Sorry forgot to comment yesterday was just about to and then remembered that I had an appointment which I was late for! Completely forgot when I came back! Must be my age lol.
Steph, I had to laugh at your last comment yesterday - I've done exactly the same with the sticky sheets! Something you don't do twice. Norah, sorry to read about poor Kirsten's experience. I really don't know why some people go into nursing as they are totally unsuitable. Sending hugs to her. Hope Rory enjoyed the theatre. Thank you for asking about my aunt. She is doing quite well at the moment and although she still does have pain, it is bearable with the morphine patches. She had a long chat with a Macmillan Nurse last week and seemed happier after that.she has lost her appetite however, which is worrying as she is only a size 8 to start with! The doctor seemed quite pleased with her so that was good. Theresa and Tres lovely to see you back and hope that you both feel stronger by the day. Sending love and hugs to all feeling under the weather or low for whatever reason and love to everyone else on this lovely blog. Love Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a nice surprise seeing a Christmas card! My favourite of all cards, this card is stunning very simple but effective. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Such an opulent card , it's glorious ! I love white and gold at Christmas and the micro beaded poinsettias are beautiful! Fingers crossed Lol!
Norah my heart goes out to you and Kirsten, it's a difficult time but hopefully that little baby will stay put and continue to do well xo
Steph you made me smile as I had a day like that recently and mess was everywhere!
Love and Hugs to all xo

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning, another beautiful Christmas card today! Very elegant but surprisingly simple to make! Yet another great idea to copy!!
Many thanks Sue
Janette xx

Christina Doré said...

A really beautiful and elegant Christmas card. I love the gilded and embossed central panel.

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful elegant card today.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A stunning card, love the framed element and the poinsettias, now don't faint Sue, but I even quite like the bow on this one.
Have a great day.
Lydia
X

Joy said...

Good morning Sue What a great card. I have just bought the poinsettia dies, so will have a go at making this, this morning.
Love Joy X

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue and friends,
Love today's Christmassy card, those poinsettia dies are just gorgeous
Sue (bagder) thanks for hosting yesterday, so great to have such space to spread out, lunch was lovely too, such a shame it wAs over so fast xx roll on next week x
Norah, so sorry you had a horrible experience at the hospital , they can be so thoughtless sometimes, I have a friend locally who was over the moon to be pregnant, unfortunately she started to bleed heavily, she was sent for a scan, she was told that the pregnancy was no longer 'viable meaning she had lost her baby, the worst part was that she was then told to go and sit Down in waiting area, unfortunately it was full of heavily pregnant women, so insensitive, she was heartbroken!
Hopefully they do better up where you are, it can be very worrying in the early stages, hugs to you both xxx
Steph, I kind of knew you would be in some kind of gluey, glittery mess, I hope you enjoyed it, hope all goes well with bloods today, Hugs xx
Crafty hugs to all of my lovely crafting friends today,
Sandra xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow those flowerrs look stunning

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone,
Elegant festiveness. Love the embossed gilding.
As Spellbinders have retired the Grand Squares you could make a fortune if you did a set in your range.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Marion said...

Hi Sue stunning card and would love it to be mine ,it would have pride of place on my fireside.
Marion H

Joyfull creations said...

Might have just got the poinsettia dies but I now have just ordered a load more..........
Sue you are not helping my bank account !!! LOL
Love Joy x

Debbie Tinks said...

Stunning card Sue ...happy crafting and have a nice day...x

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, A lovely elegant card which anyone would be pleased to receive. Those gilding flakes look great. In fact until I read your instructions, I thought that it was gold paint that you'e used. Rather miserable here today too, just the sort of day for crafting; hopefully , this afternoon. Hugs Pauline A xx

June Horrocks said...

A truly stunning card sue love it thank you for shearing hope you are well. Love to all June xxxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Absolutely stunning. Chic and elegant. The gold emboss sets the whole thing off and the white on white is so effective. Think this one has to be in my top three since I've been blogging. Just love it.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely Christmas card.
Denise X

TOB said...

Just simply gorgeous and Classy.
Love it.
Hugs to all. Theresa x

Julie Kay said...

Another beautiful card Sue, just like you I love white on white and the beautiful classy gold looks fabulous.

Crafty Regards
Julie Kay x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
Another pretty card that anyone would be thrilled to receive.
Regards,
Evis M.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh my word.....today's card just blew me away and who wouldn't love to receive a crd like this. I would be very upset to take it down after Christmas....in fact I don't think I would. The beauty of this card is outstanding Sue.....many thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations and all the inspiration you pass on to us. A true masterpiece.

Hugs to all those in need of a little comfort today and may your days get better and brighter.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Pretty card.

Take care

Claire

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonette friends,
Today's card is so pretty all in white with the holly embossing behind in the gold. The poinsettia's have been put just in the right places that it looks like it has them coming out from underneath the flowers (which of course they are, dohhhh) but you know hopefully what i mean. The white square frame just finishes it off beautifully and enhances it for my tuppence worth. Thank you Sue for a beautiful card.
Oh Steph, i am sorry that you had your disaster that you were dreading, but you educated the rest of us on why you don't do it your way. See, you are a font of knowledge and you didn't even know it. I would seen Kirsten to take your bloods but it might be a wee distance for her to go, although she is gentle at it and doesn't leave any bruising or aches where she and her needle has been. Enjoy your trip to your wee crafty heaven when you are finished as i reckon that you deserve a new treat.
Wow Janet, i didn't think that it could possibly your time up again so soon as it doesn't seem that long ago that you were booking the ferry to go. I think you would be better in front of the log burner as it is a nicer scene than the cold, wet days we are having at the moment. We put the cold fire back in about 3-4 Christmas's ago and i am so glad because i have been able to do my childhood thing of looking for pictures in the fire and i don't put the heating on, so the upstairs is just how we all like it, cold. And since my lot don't know the meaning of shutting a door, it travels through to take any chill of that is there. I think i need to invest in automatic hinges that shut after people when they go through. Have a lovely last few days this year at your haven of peace.
Rory had a great trip to the theatre and all i can get out of him is that it was good. He is going to Perth on Friday with the school to the Black watch museum or headquarters as far as i know and that should be interesting for him. My son likes to ask questions...all the time. Why? is the normal one and then when explained, it is another but why. He is not one of the shy ones that sit there either afraid to ask anything or the others who are just not interested. Rory loves history and what makes it up and how it became history etc. Your brain is fair pickled by the end of it when you have run out of answers. I am glad one of my children share my love of history and of numbers and now that he is getting into his art at the school and college, just maybe he will start taking an interest in some of the other things i like doing.
Myra P, i hope you enjoyed the beautiful sites around about Balquihder yesterday, but sorry that you didn't get to see my beautiful country in better conditions. I had an old lady who was a spinster that lived there in a Romany gypsy caravan that was absolutely beautiful. She had it in the grounds of her home but because her sister had come to stay years previous and she couldn't take any more she moved out and into this beautiful caravan. It was like a Dr Who's tardis as it was so big inside and everything in place. The beautiful carvings and paintings on it were exquisite. This was another one of my mums hospital friends that met up each time they were in, which was quite a lot. She was a lovely lady and just loved being someones granny as it fair tickled her. Another soul that Jim and i brought some fun and laughter into her world. Happy times for all of us.
Wishing all my blog Angels well and sending hugs to all both here on blog and not at the moment. I hope our missing friends are getting stronger by the day and soon be back.
Crafty hugs and love to all,
Norah (Glenochil village)

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great card today looks quite easy(maybe speaking too soon!) will find out when I give this one a try.
Anyone would be pleased to receive this, keeping fingers crossed!
Take care everyone, Jess x

Jackie Meechan said...

What another gorgeous creation Sue. Love the white on white as I've said before on numerous occasions but the touch of gold in the background makes it so striking.

Would love to have this card on my mantelpiece.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love the gold and white card. It looks so stunning but is so simple to do. Well I say simple apart from the gilding flakes. I wonder why they seem to have a life of their own. Hope your having a lovely time with you Mum Sue. Sending her some hugs from us all.
Had a lovely day crafting yesterday. Thanks to Mrs B for a lovely lunch and the company was great as usual. We always put the world to rights. Hugs to all in need of one today.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous
and we need all the help we can get
with our Christmas cards as it is getting so near time to post them
and this a definite one to try and
replicate.
Nancyd xx

Norah McPhee said...
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rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,

what more can I say... a very elegant Card again. I would think this is not only for Christmas... It´s a beautiful card if someone´s birthday is in winter (like mine;-))

And you wrote you have a lot of Christmas cards to show it´s not time enough... Your creativity is unbelievable...

All the best
Rolf x

Paula said...

Such an elegant card Sue, simply stunning.

Paula x

utilitygirl said...

Wow - love those frosty poinsettas

Crafty Clare said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card, just have to get out the micro beads.
Thanks for all the top tips you give, Craftyclare xx

Zena McCalmont said...

Morning Sue,
This is lovely, bold but elegant and striking.
Love Zena x

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. Stunning, just gorgeous.That is another embossing folder I need.(want)
Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Janice Wallace said...

Very elegant card, I love the poinsettias on the gold.
Cheers
Janice W

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue.
This is such a super cute card. Love it. Caz x

Unknown said...

Good morning all,
Lovely card, white & gold so crisp looking.
Best wishes
Susan McG x

DMJ said...

Love the idea of embossing some gilded card, must try this!! The whole card makes an elegant card to send to someone special!!!

Doreen x

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue,

This is such a stunning and elegant card. So beautiful.

Love,

Ivy L xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Very elegant card.

Chris Curry said...

Wow, what a fantastic card. It would have to be for someone special, it is so beautiful. Thank you Sue. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another very stunning card. Love the gilding flakes with the embossing and the white bow just gives it such an elegance. There will be lots of fingers crossed to win this card! Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is beautiful, Sue. I love the frosted poinsettias.
Steph, enjoyed your post and how you can forecast what will happen in your card making!!
Alimecca, praying for you and your aunt.
I hope everyone is as well as they can be, and keeping warm.
Love xx

Alice G said...

Just beautiful, think I'll copy this layout for some of my Christmas cards it's beautiful but straightforward to make. Thanks once again for the inspiration Sue.

Hugs Alice xx

America said...

Gorgeous embossed swirling Holly. Love it on GOLD sitting against the white for a beautiful design.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

A gorgeous gorgeous Christmas card today my favourite white card with a hint of gold and the beautiful poinsettia dies.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card today. Very elegant in white and gold. I have the poinsettia dies on my Christmas list so can't wait. Thanks for your inspiration Sue. hugs Heather x

SHARICA said...

Love this card .. xx

Helen Kington said...

I love this card it is opulent and elegant. I agree don't ever worry about posting Christmas cards - in fact any of your posts are perfect as far as I am concerned.
Norah I am so sorry you and Kirsten have had such a bad weekend. She is lucky to have such a wonderful caring Mum. I hope everything progresses well and this is the only blot on the landscape.
Pam I hope you are finding each day a little easier. Although there is no rhyme or reason as to why one day is better or worse than another I hope your bad days are easing.
To all in pain or unwell I send comforting hugs and loving prayers to wish you well.
It is actually fairly bright and sunny at present so having walked the dog and rested I must now go and finish my mothers birthday card. Take care all
`helen K xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
OH WOW !!! What a stunning Christmas card love it ,hugs Sarah xx

Jill Liddle said...

I love the colour combo used in this card. Absolutely stunning.

Marg said...

Hiya Sue,
Wow, its another stunning creation from you, but there again, I dont expect anything else from you.
This card, like anything you create would be framed & placed above my desk to give me daily inspiration.
{{{Happy Crafting Hugs}}}
Marg B ;0 xx
http://craftycardsbymarg.blogspot.co.uk

Paula said...

This card is so elegant; the sparkly flowers pop off from the gold. Thanks

Swiftycrafter said...

What a truly elegant card, thank you for sharing.

Robin said...

A lovely elegant card.

Kiraneries said...
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Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. A beautiful poinsettia with the gold behind and the white ribbon & bow. I love it.

Susan White said...

Very elegant and striking! This card would grace anybody's mantlepiece!! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
Today's card is gorgeous. It would grace anyone's Mantle Piece. Great video yesterday I did enjoy it. Will try it when I have time.
I may not be here every day,Due to looking after Mum, but I do catch up. I look forward to it. You are so kind to share everything with us.Thank you Sue.
Have a great day everyone. Susi x

Maryann Laursen said...

So gorgeous as usual Sue. I always just love those white on white cards with just a little hint of something else, like the gold here. It somehow makes them soo much more elegant and beautiful.

Roisin said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful elegant Christmas card yet again. Would love to win it!
Have a good day!

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, a must try.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
This is a very striking card, I love it!!
Hugs Sam xxx

Dawn Holben said...

wow this shouts out elegance.
Absolutely beautiful and stunning.
Whoever wins this one will be very lucky.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Today's card is really beautiful and one of my favourite Christmas cards from you this year. I love the gold and white and your bow with white dazzler is lovely. I really like those as they remind me of snowflakes!
Beautiful card once again. Thank you very much.
Norah - so sorry to read about yesterday's experience at the hospital. Some people just think they know everything . So sorry - Kirsten must have been scared. Do hope and pray all goes well with Mum, Baby and Grandma from now on. Thank you - we had a lovely day at Balquihder and beyond yesterday! As you know it is quite a road . The scenery is wonderful though and the road was really quiet yesterday. Had lunch at the lovely restaurant almost at the end. What a view. Weather doesn't matter - we are having a lovely rest which my husband needed!
Steph - you had me in fits with both posts! You triumphed in the end and so chuffed you got your mojo back! Hope all goes well today. Buy something nice .x
Love to all, got to go,
Going towards Loch Lomond today.
Love Myra xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Simply Stunning. A very beautiful Christmas Card - love it. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
I do enjoy seeing all your Christmas cards as i get Inspiration from them. The Poinsettia and swirling holly is beautiful Sue.White on white is very Elegant and with that touch of Gold just finishes the card. Anyone would love to own a card like this. Whoever gets the card is a very lucky person
Take care
Hazel G XX

Clarissa said...

Stunning card. I wish I had a fraction of your imagination!
Clarissa. X

Maureen B. said...

Lovely card Sue and do like the micro beads on the flowers. The swirling holly embossing folder makes such a statement on cards, I just love it. Thanks as always Hugs Maureen

Vick said...

WOW Absolutely stunning Sue, I am in love with this technique, I just have to try it. I would love to win this card but Good Luck to everyone else, I don't think there is anyone that wouldn't want such a beautiful card on their mantelpiece, have a lovely day, Hugs, Vick xxx
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Beth T said...

Love all the details you put together to make this beautiful card.

SusanP, Kent said...

Very gorgeous indeed! I love using my square dies to make embossed frames. In the extremely LIKELY event that I'm NOT the lucky winner of this beautiful card at least I'd be able to make an adapted version. Thanks Sue.

Laura O said...

fab card ,love the micro beads on the poinsettias ,Laura O

Maxine T said...

Oh Sue it Is so pretty, have to make this for sure, love it.
Maxine T

Diane said...

Hi Sue wow this is a very sophisticated card today and I love the microbeaded poinsettia I am really going to have to give that a go. Will probably make one for my sisters card as she bought the microbeads for me last Christmas and wondered what you used them for! Hope you have a great day with your mum. Love Diane G xxxx
Oh Steph you did make me laugh, how about using a piece of gold Miri card instead of those darn gilding flakes for this one. We won't tell xxx
Norah oh your poor daughter I do feel for her. Hugs to you all xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card today. Gorgeous poinsettias. Have a great day and hugs to all xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
Today's Card Is Extremely Excellent, Rich And Truly Opulent.
I Personally Love You Sharing Christmas Cards With Us, As It Gives Me Lots Of Inspiration Although There Is No Way!! I Could Ever Achieve Anything Like This Magnificent Excellent Card.
And YES Like All The Wonderful Ladies/Gents That Visit Your Blog I Would Love My Name To Be Picked Out On Saturday But So Would Everyone Else.
I Love The Swirling Holly Embossing Folder And I Must Say I Love The Focal Point Where You Have Used The Gilding Flakes Then Placed It Through The Same Embossing Folder The One You Used Prior "The Swirling Holly."
It Looks So Opulent And The Close Up Shots Give Us A Really Good Look At This, You Wouldn't Get The Same Effect With Mirror Card, Which I Personally Don't Care For.
I Love The Super Bow And The Crystal Sparkler You've Added And The Magnificent Classic Poinsettas I'm Thrilled I Purchased These, I Love The Frame And Since You Have Shown Us How To Do This, I Do It All The Time But I Must Admit The First Time I Cut Instead Of Embossed What Am I Like Lol!
Sue Thankyou For Sharing This Terrific Card Good Luck To Anyone Who Wins This Wonderful Gift.
Thanks For The Fabulous Photography Shots, Thank You For The Inspiration That You Give To Me Every Single Day You Really Do Help Me And With This Fabulous Blog Your Cards And Video's And Your Daily Breakdowns How You've Achieved Your Work Guides Me In The Right Direction.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Wonderful People That Visit Sue's Blog.
Margaret Corgi Owner I Do Hope Your Dogs Are Ok My Two Are Visiting The Vets Today For Kennel Cough That's Not Going To Be Fun For Them!!




Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, What a stunner! I do love your white cards, they are always really classy :). I have to admit I've never tried embossing after I've gilded...too worried about it cracking. Now I've seen what a perfect look you get with it I'm all ready to play. The crystal sparkler really catches the eye along with the beautiful bow...I love that ribbon. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Beautiful, Sue. And as I write this, the heavens have opened again! Good job the card is bright enough to cheer me up.

Pattyb said...

Beautiful Card, Sue! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity! Your head must be jam packed with artistic ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone. Oh,Sue you can show us as many c-cards you want I don't think we ever be tired to see your fabulous creations. Today's card is stunning and I love the gold and micro beaded poinsettias, good luck all.

Very wet morning but now the sun has come out to warm the old bones,funny how that can make you feel some better and I hope it does the same to many of you wilsonette's who suffering with pain or feeling low at the moment.

Hugs to our missing friends Lindsay,yorkielass,Lynne M and everyone else have a good day as you can.
Many Hugs Maria x

Lacelady said...

I like this one with just the gold and white - it really features the embossing design. Lovely

Jean Bullock said...

Me, me, me, give it to me. Er .... I mean ... What an exquisite card. Is there anyone who would not be pleased to win such a magnificent creation?

I pinned. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605641151/

Nina Spear said...

Hi Sue
I am thrilled with this card as I have most of the necessary components to duplicate it. It is a stunning card and would make the perfect one for MIL.
Nina x

Rach83 said...

Ooh what a stunner, Sue. I would never have thought to use gilding flakes to colour a piece of card. This is genius! I love your poinsettias with added sparkle too.

Rachel x

terrie said...

Simply a beautiful and elegant Christmas card...I like the glitter poinsettia flowers.
Just lovely Sue

Audrey said...

Oh my gosh...your cards just keep getting better and better! Here, I thought I was done with my Christmas cards!!!! I love the sparkly poinsettias! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Myra from Florida said...

Well, finally a card I think I can actually re-create! But would love to own this one anyway!

Joanna Dickson said...

What a great card. I really like it. The detail on the mirri embossing has a real wow factor. It's everything I like. Hope you're having a lovely Wednesday. Lots of love
Jo xx

Joanna Dickson said...

What a great card. I really like it. The detail on the mirri embossing has a real wow factor. It's everything I like. Hope you're having a lovely Wednesday. Lots of love
Jo xx
Jo xx

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, would love to win it, as would everyone on this blog!!!!!!
Must have a go at embossing on top of gilding flakes.

Joanna Dickson said...

Gorgeous card Sue looks so effective.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Cathie Weary said...

This card is outstanding. Love all the different techniques you used with layer/embossing of the square, embossing over the gilding flakes and the micro beads on the poinsettia. This gorgeous card deserves to be on its way to Canada. Thanks so much for sharing and the opportunity to win this card.

hotpotato said...

stunning card Sue.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Another stunning card today. I love the pop of gold and the use of your micro beads on the poinsettia.

nannapat said...

This is just stunning. I love the folder that you've used and the poinsettias are so pretty. Pat x

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

A truly gorgeous card, and not a time consuming one it seems so ideal for a batch making session. Hoping to start on one or two today and some prepping to do... fingers crossed.

Steph, I hope your blood tests come back okay, hugs x And quite right you should go and treat yourself. It's the grown up version of the "I was brave" stickers the kids get!

Norah, what a horrible experience for poor Kirsten (I read back when I saw other comments). I really believe that while many go into the NHS because they genuinely want to help people there are a good proportion who simply see a wage packet and treat people as undesirable customers as a result. I've had plenty of both over the years. I hope all is well though and I'm glad Rory seems to have enjoyed the theatre. I did raise a smile with you describing his thirst for knowledge. I bet once he's learnt about those things he is really interested in he doesn't forget, I used to love being with the youngsters who have Aspergers as their knowledge on 'their' subjects was amazing and usually they'd teach me a thing or ten. I love history too so museums are something I really enioy too. Hugs from me to all three of you.

I need to drag myself into the kitchen for some meds then up the table for an hour. It's one of those times where I don't feel quite like it but want to and know I'll feel better for a little while up there, the change in the weather has run me right down along with my back causing new levels of grief. I need to focus on distraction. I have all my dies/ EF's nicely organised so no excuses!

Hugs to you all, especially if you are ill, having treatment, recovering or in any kind of pain I have visitors tomorrow (with a playmate for Billy) and my PA is here Friday so I may not be back before the weekend.

Happy crafting,

T x

lynda said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes,what a lovely card for the Wednesday giveaway good luck to everyone.
I love the gilding flake & embossed background & those poinsettias are gorgeous,more great idea's to try, how do you keep coming up with them Sue amazing.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

I Emailed Lynne M yesterday she sends you all love & hugs Thankfully her Husbands Medication has been sorted & he is doing ok. Her son is also better & back at work. But Lynne herself said she is still feeling very low & has no interest in anything even her love of crafting........Lynda xx

Steph hope injections go ok,you do make me smile with your love of sticky sheets.Hope you get something nice at your craft shop.Hugs Lynda xx


Big hugs Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Hazel,Sheila G,Tres,Pam& Robbie,Yorkielass June,Lindsay,Jean D,Tina E & Clair,Tandy,Wheelybad & Billy,TOB Theresa,Myra P, Cameeli,Lynne m & Tilly&cully,
Norah & Rory,
And Hugs to all & everyone of you Love Lynda xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue and lovely blog friends

Such a stunning card today, bring on more Christmas cards. Inspiration is good. X

Norah- Just a quick word to wish Kirsten and baby all best wishes, you must have been beside yourself. Sending you all big hugs.X

Kind Regards :-)

Tina XX

wendy said...

Hi Sue this is a lovely Christmas card today I would love to win it Wendy in Watford

Jane said...

Just beautiful love it .

Jane xx

barbara macaskill said...

I am positive that I have died and gone to Heaven! This card is absolutely amazing! The beads on the poinsettias, the gold, the embossing and the die cutting are all absolutely mind bogglingly gorgeous!! You have rocked my world today and I would be delighted to have this card on it's way to me!! Poinsettias are my favorite flower and these are perfect!! Thanks for the chance to dream!!

Lesley Cann said...

What a lovely card I am sure everyone would love to win this one.

purplenana said...

Hi Sue
Once again a beautiful card which I thank you again for giving us a chance to win, but as it is my friends Golden Wedding in December it has given me inspiration for a card to make for them. Ideal colours and design for a winter wedding or anniversary, so thank you for the idea.

Lynda

camelot67 said...

Good evening Sue,

Another beautiful card today. Thank you for sharing this.
Margaret A.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous clean and simple card. Am loving the sparkly poinsettias and the framed gold square. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs.

Anonymous said...

I love the layout Sue. The poinsettia are gorgeous - all together a cracking card!

Mary Mac

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, beautiful Christmas card. You will make someone very happy when they win this card - so generous of you!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone a Wow Wow card it is stunning.
Ita.

Janice K said...

A great opulent and sparkly design, beautiful.x

Lori said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I would sooo love to have it for my own. Thank you for the chance to win it. Hugs Lori

Glennis said...

Wow! This is beautiful!

Gail Chase said...

What a beautiful card! What could be prettier then gold and white. Simple yet high contrast. Elegant but not fussy. I love it and anyone would consider themselves lucky to get this one.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I do envy you having made so many Christmas cards, all of which are lovely. I am making the same one over and over again this year as I thought it may be quicker but at the end of the day I have counted them up and am very disheartened at how few I have made. Could be buying a lot at this rate. SueL x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card, crafty hugs Julie xx

Can anyone help me
I'm not a computer person and a while ago I stopped getting my email from sue's blog, it's not in the trash and I,ve tried to put my email back on sue's blog, but nothing, so I don't know what to do, please help thanks Julie x
My email is julielazenby@ymail.com

Brenda Lello said...

Helo Sue,
What a beautiful card, I'm sure it looks even more beautiful in the flesh. I love the Poinsettias with Microbeads on - this is a real statement card that really would take pride of place in any display. I really love it - and would LOVE to win it. Oops got a bit carried away there!
Hope all is well with you, Love Brenda xxx

Steph, hope the bloods went fine, and you got to go to your favourite craft shop - as a well done treat to yourself!

Norah, hope all is well with you, your wee girl and her baby. Sending Love Hugs and Prayers. xxx and one for Rory X

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, hope you are well and having a good week. Today's card is very pretty. Love the overall effect. Kind regards Joanne K x

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, this is an absolute stunner - ethereal. It's going to be a lucky winner that get's this particular creation! Hope all bloggers are well and happy. Lots of hugs, Karen x

Vie Carter said...

Would just love to win this card as it is so beautiful

Vie
x

Theresa Pace said...

love the techniques used here. didn't know you could emboss gilded card, hugs xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning, love the embossed gilding flakes and the poinsettia. Off to the Creative Craft show in Belfast tomorrow and hoping someone is selling your dies!!
Norah sending extra hugs to you and Kirsten, you've both been through the mill these past few days. Glad Rory enjoyed the theatre
Hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Carol Clarke said...

Wow Sun this card is stunning
love it
Hugs
Carol x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful Christmas card love the swirling holly EB folder and the white poinsettias are lovely with the silky crush ribbon.thanks Sue xx hugs
Crafty hugs to Yorkielass&L, Lynda and all wilsonettes xxx
Jean D xx

Jacquie said...

Stunning card sue, love the Gold behind the White.

Love & Hugs

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

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue an crafty crew

What a stunning card. I love it. Mind u I love all ur cards!!
Love Tracy from killie xx

Tandy said...

HI Sue
Lovely card I must try and get my Christmas cards started especially as I have my new craft room. Hopefully this weekend if my body is up to it as the morphine just isnt working anymore . Love and hugs to all.

Denise Bryant said...

gold and white.... scrumptious! Very elegant card!

craftynanna said...

another gorgeous christmas card, gold on white is beautiful, regards to all J

AliJ said...

Lovely card today.

Pam said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, love it.
Norah, hope all goes well for Kirsten and baby, that nurse should be ashamed.
Hugs to all.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! This card is gorgeous !! I love everything about it. The gold gilding flakes and coconut white card look great together. I love the holly swirls EF. At the mo it is the only Christmas background EF I have !! I am hoping to get another one soon though, hopefully. I love your poinsettia dies to. They look fab with the microbeads on them. The frame looks great and the bow and sparkler look perfect !! Very elegant and Christmassy. Just beautiful. I would love to have the chance to win this card Sue. Thank you for sharing it.
Wishing you lots of love today from Tres x x x

Norah, sorry to hear about what happened to your daughter. I hope everything will be ok for you all. I am glad your Rory is doing well. Sending you lots of love and best wishes from Tres x x x

Steph, Thanks for making me laugh with your comments. You really cheer me up. Thank you. I hope today's visit to the hospital went well. Sending you lots of love today from Tres x x x

Allimecca Alison, Thank You for your kind comments today. I hope all is going well with you and your Aunt. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending all the Wonderful Wilsonettes lots of love today from Tres x x x

janet said...

Nice gentle Christmas card. I like the gold embossing. Will it be mine this week?? I doubt it LOL.
Janet in Kent

sue wilson said...

ANOTHER STUNNING CARD SUE, WELL DONE THANKS FOR SHARING IT WITH US.DOES ANY ONE KNOW WHERE I CAN GET A GRAND CALIBER HANDLE? C&C BEING VERY UNHELPFUL REALLY NOT HAPPY.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!

I love the poinsettias and everything about it.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card. I love the embossed gilding flakes, they are stunning and the micro beaded poinsettias are lovely.

Frances

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

What a gorgeous card - love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Edwina Scotney said...

Hi Sue, I would just love to own this beautiful elegant card, fingers crossed. Edwina

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