Thursday, 17 September 2015

Sparkle and Shine

Hello crafters!  A frosty background and shiny poinsettias make for a lovely festive card for friends and family!  Today's video shows you exactly how to achieve this!

I almost forgot to mention that the voting is now open for the Crafts Beautiful Awards this year.  I have been nominated in two categories, Best Blog and Best Designer.  I am very excited to be nominated and would just love it if you would take a few minutes to vote.  Here is the address where to go for it.

I did post the winners to the die launch yesterday afternoon and they have not all been claimed yet.  Please scroll down to see if your name is on the list!

The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Pam said...

Another stunning card , so beautiful. Good luck with your two nominations, you should win both.
Have a great day everyone

hollyberry said...

A really pretty,bright and cheerful Christmas card.

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Beautiful card Sue. ..very striking..!
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Luv Rach :)

melody said...
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Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the background and poinsettia
Congratulations to all the die winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card., bright and cheerful. Will watch video later. JJxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
lovely striking poinsettias and the gorgeous background, beautiful card.
Congratulations to all the winners
just into spring and we have thunder lightning and some much needed rain this afternoon,
Muriel x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and well deserved nominations off to vote now. thank you as I am the first of your winners hooray will send my address after I vote thanks again for your generous prizes.
Nancyd xx

melody said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card am loving the red an white ant them poinsettias look gorgeous, congratulations to all the winner. Another early one for me today as we are just getting ready to leave for the London hospital for Francis scan to see if what little chemotherapy he had before they pulled plug on it. Done anything other than make him more ill. Got a feeling it's going to be another long day but I am always hopeful. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning christmas card love the colours and the flowers thank you tracyw

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning & with my favourite flowers poinsettia. Good luck for your 2 categories & I will be voting for both of them. Yvonne xx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Another beautiful card. I love the background die. Hope all goes well at Ally Pally!

Congratulations to all the die winners! Enjoy!

Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. The red and white are lovely colours for christmas and those shiney poinsettias are stunning. Another of your gorgeous quicky cards. Thanks for another informative and hint filled video. Congratulations to all the lucky winners, enjoy your prizes and congratulations on your two nominations, you should win hands down as you are the BEST.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card thank you.
A great tip with the glaze. great video.
Many congratulations to all the winners.
Take care and have fun. Off to vote now you are a winner any way. Kitty.

hettygarlick said...

Beautiful card. Love the glossy poinsettias.

I've voted for you Sue! Hope you win. x

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, the poinsettias look stunning with their glossy coating.


auscrafts said...

Stunning card love red and white for Christmas cards

TOB said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card this morning. I'm voting for you.
Hugs Theresa xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue, congratulations to all winners.

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful. I have this background die and it is stunning so will have a go at this for some of my special friends

Nubiene Peltier said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card I love the snowflake background and the shiny ponsettia flower
Great combination lovely crisp finish.
Nubiene x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card in lovely traditional Christmas red. Congratulations to all the winners of your stunning dies. SueL x

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, love the glossy flowers, will have to try that. :)

June Smith said...

Morning Sue, A gorgeous crisp card today, definitely be doing this one, will watch video when hubby gets up.

Congratulations to all the winners of the new dies

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card, love this background, so beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jean Prescott said...

Another winner for me Sue, this card is gorgeous x keep well. Jean xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the red poinsettia just makes it pop x xhazel

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Just been and voted for you in both categories you were nominated for and also best craft personality using the other please specify option. Fab card today really Christmassy if that a word. Will watch video later.congrats to the die winners.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card I love the design the dies you have used are stunning. I will definitely vote for you. I am looking forward to watching the video later when I get back from work. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue .When you released this die ,I fell in love with it.It is still my favourite. Now I have the video of you making it completes my day.!! Just going to vote in both categories for you .Congrats to all the die winners well done .Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card,you make it look so easy,
Thank you
Karen M

Annie Pennington said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love using red at Christmas time. Love the glossy sheen on the poinsettias. I will watch the video later. Have an appointment to see a neurologist this morning, hoping he can offer me a firm diagnosis. x Annie P

anne mather said...

Good morning Sue
I will be voting when I finished writing this. I have done a card similar to this and it looks stunning. A great idea to show off the background of this die. I love all this years releases - just need more storage to keep them in! I was treated to several of your newest ones for my birthday so can't wait to play!
Anne M xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Very striking card today! A lovely white card with a real pop of colour. The glossy poinsettia look fab. Debra x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful card.Will have to catch up with video later.

Kath said...

A fabulous card and congratulations on your nominations.
Kath x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card! I have just done my voting for you, good luck with that! Love Jean xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I've just checked the Winners list, boohoo for me, but Congratulations to all the very lucky people who have won !!
A beautiful and very pretty card, red and white always beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue and congrats for winners!
Off to vote now Sue,

Anne said...

This is so pretty, Sue.


Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card - love those glossy poinsettia flowers, they really pop...

Congratulations to all the die winners...

Just off to vote for you...


dmjones said...

I would be over the moon to receive a card like this!!!!! Superb!

Doreen x

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi sue,
Another stunning card, and tutorial.
I love these dies, they are great,
Have a lovely day

Micky French said...

Stunning card Sue, thank you for sharing. I have all these dies so I had better get started lol
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Chris Curry said...

A beautiful Card Sue, very festive. Thank you.Xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Today's gift is just a wonderful traditional work of art.
You cannot go wrong with red/white for Christmas and today your background die
just does all the work and stands proud centre stage.
Who wouldn't wish for something so beautiful to land on their door mat. I certainly would. I bought this die and it looks gorgeous each and every time it comes through the machine. I think it's one of the best I've bought and I shall be using it throughout the year as it's 'not just a Christmas die'.

Congratulations to all the launch winners. I just could not believe it when I saw my name.

To all in pain and suffering Ihope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Love this card. The way you have done the poinsettia is so pretty. Have done my voting, so fingers crossed.

Love Rosemarie xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card in my favourite colour combination. Love the snowflake background. Off to watch the video now before we head off to hospital to check on the progress of Dave's hand following his op.
Melody, I hope today isn't too stressful for you and Francis - my thoughts are with you both.
Hope everyone has as good a day as possible, love and hugs to you all, Alison xx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
A gorgeous Christmas card today, so delicate in design but it really stands out, I love red and white cards!
Congratulations to all of the lucky winners of Sue's latest die launch, enjoy your prize!
I must tell you that I ordered the new Pierced Square and Rectangle dies and they are absolutely HUGE!!!!!
So worth every penny of the £29.99 I paid for them and they will get plenty of use, it's strange because I knew what size they were
Physically as I read the measurements, but I was shocked when the postman handed them to me, I think that these will be one of your
Most popular die sets Sue, congratulations on your nominations, I am off to vote.
Have a fantastic day everyone,
Love & hugs
Sandra x xx

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card Will watch video and vote later as I'm on tiny iPod at mo

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
This is a wonderful card, incredibly delicate and intricate and would be an eye catcher!!!
Lorna D

carol quinn said...

Love it

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
absolutely gorgeous card , just love it- I think it's on my list of favourites! x

Barbara Gosden said...

Beautiful card, will watch the video later.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
B xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and I love the colours and your design is wonderful
I now have a wish list as long as my arm

Debs A xxxx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

This is a stunning card.

You have my vote Sue in both categories of the awards. 😀😀

Ruth Kidd said...

I was lucky enough to win one of the mini striplet sets. Thank you so much Sue. I'd been having a rotten week, and this has cheered me up no end!

Loving today's card - those glossy poinsettias look stunning.

Hope everyone has a good time at Ally Pally.
Ruth x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Firstly congratulations to the lucky winners especially Ang (aka) Mrs Duck enjoy your dies.
Love your card today, made one similar myself, love the die.I have voted, so hope you win this year.
Will watch video later.

gwen70 said...

WOW what a stunner, love it

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love this card and the background!
Take care
Love Marg

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is another stunning creation, love all the elements, but what really draws your eye in, is the lovely glossy poinsettias. Great video. The background die is on my wish list. Have a great day. Bx

Jill Berg said...

Love the snowflake background so pretty!

nattyboots said...

Gorgeous card i so love this red color, just done my vote
Elaine H X

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card - I love everything about it. Congrats on the nominations, you so deserve to win :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Well, slap my thigh and call me Betsy, was I surprised to see my name on your winners list. Thank you for the chance to win and I'm very grateful.
Today's card is beautiful and elegant. Would grace any festive mantle.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is so beautiful and the background is gorgeous. This die is a definite must-have. Congratulations to all the lucky ladies. Am off to place my vote for you now Sue, you truly deserve to win. Best wishes

sonja_w said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love it x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, love the shiny poinsettias. Just been and cast my vote, if anyone deserves to win it's you; you've created a blog where virtual friends become real ones, where there is always support and someone to listen, and where we have daily doses of inspiration, as well as designing dies that are versatile and very usable. Congratulations to all the winners, I hope you enjoy your gifts.
Sending special wishes to Melody, Francis, Molly and family today, as well as anyone else in pain. Sue xxx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, that is just so beautiful I love the background die and with those unusual poinsettias they look stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxx

weefortune said...

GM Sue another stunning card with my favourite poinsettia's, Have a great Day Elaine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So lovely

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A beautiful card. I will watch the video and vote when I get back from
Weight Watchers. This last stone is a killer.
Evis M.

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Enjoyed your video showing your gorgeous snowflake background off to perfection. Such a beautiful card that anyone would love to receive I'm sure. Hugs xx Pauline A

Tressa said...

Another beautiful card Sue. Doesn't the lacquer make a difference to those flowers! Gorgeous!

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
An absolutely gorgeous card, I love the background die it's so pretty and the poinsettias are stunning.
I've only just checked the winners list and was over the moon to find that I won one, this has made my day!!
Congratulations to all the other winners and thanks so much for all the great inspiration each day.
Heather Treble

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, yet another beautiful red and white card. Very striking. I need this backgroung die.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love this background die and the poinsettias are fab!
Have already voted, it's the least we can do as a small thank you for all the inspiration we have been getting from you, and the lovely products.
Congrats to the winners, such lucky people!
Hugs, Rose

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, This is gorgeous love it. love Jean Z xxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card I love it from the background up. I have already voted you should win it outright you are 'THE BEST'!
Congratulations to all the winners you are such a generous person.
Hugs x
Heather T

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card again with those vibrant poinsettias.
Lots of happy winners again. Have voted for you.

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card love everything about it. Congratulations to the winners.

Brooke b said...

Morning Sue, yet again another gorgeous stunning card I love it. Will definitely have to get the background die and try this one out. Congratulations to all the winners. JB xxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love today's card, so elegant. Red and white together are always Christmassey.
Might just have to get this background die!
Off to vote for you now
Take care everyone, Jess x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Absolutely stunning card.
Doreen R

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Enjoyed watching the video.

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card this morning - simply stunning - love the background die and the shiny poinsettias!
Janette x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the snowflake background, and great video as always. Of course I'll be voting for you, well it would be rude not to after being one of the lucky winners yesterday!! Seriously you are simply THE BEST and deserve to win

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, just voted for you!!!
You should win definitely!!!
Then watched the video!!! This is a wowza of a
card I love it!!!
Congrats again to the winner's!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. I love the sparkly background and the beautiful shiny red poinsettias. Thanks for the video.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Wow, such a lovely card. I love the red and white and especially how shiny the poinsettias are.

You will definitely be getting my votes Sue.

Love Helen xxx

Debbie said...

This card is gorgeous! I LOVE the stamp. The words are from one of my absolute favorite songs, not only at Christmas, but all year long. Sue, thank you for all your inspiration that you share with us. You were certainly blessed with creativity!

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
As always a gorgeous card. I adore your background dies. Having said that all your dies are the best. Thank you for bringing such happiness into so many peoples lives by sharing your outstanding creativity with all of us.
Only 2 more sleeps to go. How excited am I - on a scale of 1-10 it must be a 20!! Be afraid Sue x
Congratulations to all the lucky lucky lucky winners. I bet you haven't stopped smiling. I don't mind telling you that I am so jealous. Wishing you all hours of fun x
I was a little surprised not to see my name on the list. I thought it was a dead cert that I was going to be a winner this time. Then I realised that seeing as I am Sue's favourite that obviously it would not be politically correct for her to let me win. After all if you realized I was the favourite it could upset you all x
Well done everyone. Try and contain your excitement until your new arrival x
Norah - oh my goodness, you sent me off into the world of my imagination reminiscing about my childhood toys. One of my favourites was a small ball in the bottom of my mums old tights. It was then tied round my right ankle. The purpose of the game was to swing it round maintaining a rhythm in order to rotate the ball over and over again whilst jumping over it with my left foot. Hope that makes sense. I was a bit of a champion in our street which was heavily populated by children of all ages due to the fact that we had no road to worry about. We would be out all day and when it was time to go in more often the not we were covered in dirt and bruises - those were the days - thank you so much for helping to remind me of that. Can think of so many more toys and games - many of them homemade but they can be saved til another time through fear of me being here all day. That said - does anyone remember dibs? x
Julie - Happy Silver Wedding Anniversary for yesterday - I hope you had a lovely day however you celebrated. 25 years is a milestone. Here's to the next 25. Lots of love x
Wheely Bad - Thin Lizzy - a blast from the past. You and Norah have had me thinking about so many things I'd forgotten about. What about ELO? x
Lorraine - prepare yourself because I'm just about to be nice to you (shock horror)! I would be over the moon if you could make it to Ally Pally. It has become evident over the last couple of months that we could be very good friends. I so get your sense of humour as it seems to be as twisted and flippant as mine. I will keep my fingers crossed so that you will be able to make it to Ally Pally in the future so we can cause mayhem together in an extremely infantile manner purely for our own entertainment. Have a good day lovely lady x
Maria - I can do rowdy no problem - is my bringing homemade cake an appropriate bribe to get them all to be nice to me? x
Melody - thinking of you - sending you all lots of love x
Must dash - need to cast my vote.
Have a lovely day everyone.
Crafty hugs

SueJ said...

Love this card, so delicate and perfect. Enjoyed the video as usual, Thank you.
Delighted to vote for you, you are the best!!

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Beautiful card Sue. I love the all white with the pop of what ever colour really but red just seems to make you go wow! Great video, love the "glazed" poinsettias and the obvious bling....well you have to don't! :) I haven't mentioned these for quite a while but I do love the "Peace on Earth" sentiments :) xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who need some too xx Love Karen xx

Paula said...

That is such a lovely card! Simple enough for even me I think. :) I'm off for the regulation cuppa so I can sit and watch the video. Thank you Sue.
Paula x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A delightful card, love red and white together.

lilysmum said...

Good morning lovely lady and what a beauty of a card! You just can't go wrong with a poinsetia on red & white card stock, imo. Stunning! I would like to say well done to all the lucky winners and thanks to you Sue for your endless generosity and inspiration. Xx

Colleen said...

Congratulations to All the lucky winners.
Your card is gorgeous and love the sheen to your poinsettias
Have a wonderful and enjoyable week along with having a fun weekend

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card, and great video one I think I will be copying . Congratulations to all the lucky winners of the new release dies. I am sure you will all get a great deal of pleasure from them - just wish it was me!!

iReneM said...

Such a lovely card.

Superb vid tut as always.

Congrats to the lucky winners
and, yes, you'll be getting my vote Sue :)


hazel said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful festive card.
Take care
Hazel G XX

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Great red and white Christmas card.
Zena x

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Another card with such beauty. Poinsettias make Christmas for me, especially when they are on stunning cards.

Congratulations to all the winners. Well done.

I have already voted for you Sue.

Look forward to meeting you at Ally Pally on Sunday

Happy Crafting !

Love n hugs Dorothy Macdonald from Baldock

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Congrats to all the winners....alas my name was not among them. Beautiful card...I'll watch the video later! Hope you have a fantastic time at the Ally Pally....shame I'll be unable to make it this year, so it's only right that I've placed my order for some of your new die range as a treat!!! I've just completed my vote so here's to you...I hope you certainly deserve to!!!!

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Julie Elliott said...

Beautiful card as ever x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Fabulous card I'm really loving this one.
I'll def be voting for you.
Cmon ladies lets get voting get sue to number 1 where she should belong!!! Xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! I think I'll be trying this.

Congratulations on your nominations. They are well deserved and I hope you win in both categories.

-Kathy in Raleigh

Bejay Roles said...

Stunning card, Sue, I love the background and all the sparkle :). I've just been to vote for you...good luck, I'm sure you're going to romp home. xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
We'll, I have tried to do everything in the right order today! I looked on the blog! Love the card - like yesterday's I will be giving this one a try!
I watched the video , before commenting! You are such a star! I pick up tips each time and I seen loads and loads by now! I then voted , wherever I could for either yourself or Creative Expressions! I Pinned ! Now I'm commenting - in case you hadn't noticed that LOl !!
Melody - my thoughts and prayers are with you, your husband and family today. Special hugs for Mollie whom we've all taken to our hearts!
ELO - so far as I am concerned was the Electric Light Orchestra!! I look forward to learning what else it is / was .
I used to play a board game with an Aunt of my Dad's it was called Halma - does anyone remember that? It belonged to her so I've no idea how old it was !
Congratulations to all the winners yesterday!
To all going to Ally Pally - have a super time - hope you all manage to meet up ! Just one request - do not knock Sue over! We need her here too!!
Sue and all the team from CE who are going - have a great time!
Cheryl - thinking of you .xx
Love to all,
Myra xxx

sunshinepen said...

Another lovely card, I have to say the designs of your dies are just fantastic and I am looking forward to my latest order to arrive

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a lovely card, love everything about it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Thank you for all your good wishes
me and lee had a fab day, I got spoilt rotten as always
Got some money as well for more of sue's die,s lol

lilian said...

Hi, Sue so beautiful, will watch video later.
Have voted in both categories and add you in the craft personality.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is so beautiful. I love the snowflake background die and the Poinsettias are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

I placed my votes for the Crafts Beautiful Awards yesterday.

Congratulations to all the Lucky Die Winners.

Best wishes

Phyllis Houghton said...

Hi Sue
This is a Beaut card plenty of razzle dazzle !!!!!!!!!!!!
Going to try it when my friend comes over on Sat,day.
That,s when we get together for our craft day.
Thanks again Sue
Phyll from Adelaide. South Australia

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, so striking with the red against the white, thank you.

I also have to say a big thank you as one of the die winners, I am getting the vase, such an unusual die I think and one I didn't have high on my wishlist.

Craftihappiness and lots of love everyone,

Pearl x

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning (afternoon for you)!!! Oh my this a beautiful card Sue...I love everything about it. I was so EXCITED that I got to vote for you in both categories as I didn't know if I would be able to vote since I live in the US. I'm sure you will win!!! I don't know what Ally Pally is, but it sure does sound like fun and I hope you all have a great time. Wish I could attend. Yvonne and Laine aka Thelma and Louise, I love your banter and I must confess that I scroll down to read your comments first and then go back and read all the rest. Love this blog. Have a beautiful day everyone.

Anonymous said...

Great video and wonderful card...always love the hint of red against the white. Strikingly beautiful. Jan D., Florida, USA

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card. I am amazed how you have so many ideas. Thank you for sharing it all with us. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card. I am amazed how you have so many ideas. Thank you for sharing it all with us. Hugs Heather.x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies,
This is a stunner. Just beautiful.
Have as good a day as you can ladies, thinking of you Cheryl.
Love Maureen xxx

IVY Cheong said...

A beautiful Christmas card. Hugs, Ivy xx

Chaffinch said...

Just got round to checking the winners list from yesterday - not a winner - just as well as the new dies that I ordered from Julia Watts website arrived today!

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, this is so pretty and delicate , I really love it.
I have tried to vote for this mags awards but it tells me I must live in UK. Sorry Sue, you know I'd vote for you if I could but I'm sure you'll win anyway.
Love Val in Spain x

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue Its me again. Ive just noticed that Jan from Long Island that sje was able to vote so I'll have another go.
Love Val in Spain x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes,

Oh...I just love video days, especially when they feature your gorgeous Christmas cards. What's not to love about this little beauty, the colour combo is my favourite this year...I've bought some red in preparation....a bit annoyed with myself that I don't have the snowflake background though, I bought the frosty mini background last time instead so I feel a visit to Icon coming on:-) my friend and I plan to have a few craft days to show her how to create a Sue Wilson Christmas card and this could be an ideal starting point, not too difficult but stunningly effective. Special mention should be given to the glossy poinsettias, I've bought some lacquer just to try these out.
My Mum has taken custody of our joint bank card after my recent excesses , I've been offered supervised visitation rights in a fortnight but I don't know how I'm going to cope in the meantime, particularly when the best way to save my disappointment at not being able to go to Ally Pally would be to buy copious amounts of dies, EF folders and diamond snow(you can never have too many pots after all!).
I've been avoiding my craftroom today because I have a pesky male card looming, and it's an 80th birthday to boot! I am toying with the idea of using glitter, micro beads, ribbon and stick pins because I really can't bring myself to do plain and simple. I think he will like whatever I do though hopefully- I once sent him a decoupaged hospital scene with doctors, nurses and an ambulance when he was having a knee replacement and he still has it! He's a typical Yorkshireman with a certain type of humour that can be as sick and twisted as my own so I think it wouldn't offend his delicate sensibilities if I sent him an effeminate boxed card.
I've been wracking my frazzled brain for toys that I used to play with when I was younger- I loved card games, Monopoly and Twister when it was raining- I'm unhealthily competitive and perhaps my Mum held dreams of me becoming a professional poker/ bridge player.
Unlike today's kids I loved playing outside, we used to love elastics, Kerby which was a game where you would stand on parallel pavements trying to bounce a football off the opposite kerb, riding my Chopper bike and playing Chap door Run! Yes,I was a little cheeky scamp even back then, oh, my mis spent youth!
Jan, what a massive compliment you pay me and Louise, whilst I know that i am most definitely funny, witty and entertaining Yvonne still has a lot to learn:-) I am tutoring her in the art of cheeky repartee and if I say so myself she's coming along nicely because even I find her risqué and borderline offensive at times:-) but seriously, Thankyou because my friends and family I feel do not fully appreciate my quirky sense of humour.
Yvonne, in all seriousness, I will definitely make the trip to Ally Pally next year because next to meeting Sue I would love to get up to mischief with my buddy, we are kindred spirits and could possibly get ourselves chucked out or arrested! I hope that you are managing to get that much needed rest this week so that you have plenty of energy for your assault on Ally Pally and dare I say it sue:-) I am dribbling at the thought of your cakes though, could you maybe make a cheesecake next time, it would be much appreciated!
I hope you all have a fabulous time at the weekend, it's a dream of mine to meet Sue, she is such a superstar, admittedly I am just a little bit envious but I will console myself with the thought that I will be there next time.
I've voted already for you and Creative Expressions Sue in every available category so fingers crossed that you will get the accolades you so richly deserve xxx

Love and crafty hugs


Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the elegant lacy die cuts!!
Moxie Craftie

Meg said...

Lacy and lovely.


NancyR said...

Love it! I'm designing our Christmas card this year using the snowflake background and like the idea of coating die cuts with the crystal.

Barbara said...

Fabulous card Sue, definitely one of my favourites. Great video too, you make it look so easy.
Will go and vote for you now and hopefully this year you will win!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Another lovely red-and-white Christmas card, Sue, do like the shiny poinsettias - just like some patent red stilettos from my far flung youth. Very tarty actually - shoes that is, not your flowers! Thanks again for the great video.
Lynda - thanks and best wishes to Lynne M and Sam if you do 'speak' to them.
Melody - thinking of you all and hoping today not too gruelling.

'P' in Wales

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE this pretty Poinsettia card!! Will be watching the video later this evening. TFS!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love poinsettias! This is beautiful!

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and love the red flowers, good look for the the awards you deserve to win both!
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternooon Sue and the WIlsonettes,
Firstly congratulations to all the lucky Wilsonettes that won yesterday, i wish you a lot of happiness in using your new gift of pleasure and thank you Sue for making so many peoples dreams come true with your generousity and kindness.
Todays card is stunning Sue in the white with the red gloss poinsettia's making quite an impact on it. THe hint of red in the background is just enough to draw the whole thing together. I do like that snowflake back ground die Sue as i think that it would be greatly used by me but i'll wait until the pennies are saved up to get it. I love how we get to decide just how big a border we want on it and not be forced into something smaller that might not suit our project. THank you Sue for another stunning WOW card as your inspiration is so much sought after. I hope that you are having a fantastic time at the AP with all your loyal fans that can get to see you.
I've had my friends wee grandson this morning and then my own grandson came and that is when the fun started as Lee(my friends grandson) has a new wee cousin who is just 4 weeks old and his name is.....Harry. Well "Harry" just didn't look like how he had last seen him and it wasn't his Auntie Suzi that was with him either. Talk about confused, the poor bairn must have thought that he was going nuts and his imagination was playing up when he seen "my" Harry. We've got to tell him to be gentle as he likes to bounce the bouncy seat off the carpet and up in the air, but we got that bit sorted. Next was exploring Harry's face with his the eys, ears, nose, mouth you name it he found it and then the pattingon the head although i say that in the very loosiest of terms as i was glad to get him away from the wee lad as i thought Kirsten was going to take a flakey at it all. I took Lee away to see his Harry and for playing at his auntie Suzi's house, picked Rory up from college and got back home for kirsten to leave Harry with me until she went shopping. I am quie pooped out this afternoon because of them all.
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

pinky said...

That is absolutely stunning Sue, the red flowers just pop right off the card.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful Christmas card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

ursula said...

Just so beautiful again Sue, love the card, thanks for the video too....I have already made my vote, you are truly one of the best....luv Ursula xx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card ,just love that background, that has to be my next buy....Gorgeous
Off now to vote, you are definitely a winner in my book1
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this card and it makes my top five of all time. Classic red and white. The background is beautiful, and then topped off with the fabulous flowers. Just stunning.

You will always get my vote - one, if not, the best out there!!

cuilliesocks said...

hello Sue, another elegant card from you, love it, Kate x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Another inspiring video. Thank you. Your card today is a stunner in classic Christmas colors of red and white. Lots of bling and shine too. Thanks for the reminder about using different gradients of the oval dies to make an interesting frame. You think in 3D and I am hoping someday 3D will automaticly come to my mind. I voted for you in several categories including writing your name in a couple of places. Wishing you luck! You are the BEST!!!

SusanP, Kent said...

Fabulous card today. More red and white I LOVE it! So pleased to win one of your new dies (maybe one I shouldn't really want to use very often). Thanks so much again.

Brooke Bont said...

just love this card the flowers make it.

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. Love the white with the dramatic red. really makes a statement

Congratulations to the winners

Karen xx

Lesley Cann said...

Another great video with a stunning card very Christmassy. Shall now go and vote I really hope you win.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Another Gorgeous Card Sue!

This one is just fab and I love the background die.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Diane said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card today and yet another fantastic video. Love the shiny poinsettia and the background did - make sure you bring plenty of those to Ally Pally, I think they will be popular!
Take care love Diane G xxxxx
Melody, thinking of you and Frances today, I'm hoping you get good news xxxx

terrie said...

What's not to like this turned out fantastic...
I love the shiny poinsettia...
well done Sue
thanks for the video

Laura O said...

beautiful card ,fantatsic,Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I just love, love, love that background.
Beverley W

Theresa Pace said...

this is fab Sue. what a lovely card. poinsettias look great all glazed up. i also love your cardi. it really suits you, hugs xx

Molly said...

Hello sue an everyone. Love today's card the flowers look so pretty being all shinny I have watched the video and I love all them all.oxoxox
My nan an grandad are still not home from London yet an I won't be able to see her because it will be to late mum an dad don't really say much because of the girls but I no granddad ain't very happy today because he had the chemo for nothing because they stopped it it's not worked on making his growth any smaller so they don't think they can do the op to remove it so he had the chemo for nothing all its done is made him feel more unwell an made his long hair fall out. Dad said he wished thy could of carried on with the chemo for bit longer. Th doctors today are telling him what they can do now that he might not be having the op. Fed brought him a shaver for his hair today because it looks really funny with bits of hair that didn't come out yet so dad is going to shave the little bit that's left. My nan is really going to be upset when she gets home because after school me an mum took milly nan best cat to the vets because she as been crying after she eats her dinner an the vet said he needs an op as well at the back of her mouth. My nan use to breed cats Persian rag doll cats before she got cancer an milly was the 1st cat she brought and there is Sid who is Molly's husband an then baby who is there daughter an then mini an blinky who is baby's sons which is Molly's grandsons. Nan never meant to keep mini an blinky but when nan got cancer an she was having treatment the kittens were born an because nan didn't get them registered they didn't end up goin to new homes an nan ended up keeping all the kittens so she as 8 cats now but there was 13 but some have died over time. Nan don't breed anymore because of her getting cancer but she loves all the cats but milly is like her baby an sits with nan all the time an she follows her even to the bathroom. Dad says milly thinks she is a dog an not a cat an now mum an dad have got to tell nan the bad news dad said he don't no how much more nan can take. But I no my nan will say yes to milly having the op she won't care howmuch the op costs because she lloves milly.
Thank you to everyone that as sent kind words for my nan an granddad today I no granddad will be happy when I give him the list I wrote down.
Mum said I can still leave comments today even tho the lady on Facebook said I should not mum said I need to show nan an she will no if I am still allowed to or not. I hope I can because I love sue an this blog an all you really nice people. Mum said its just someone being nasty and my nan asked sue if I was allowed an sue said yes. Thank you everyone Molly oxoxox

Tres said...

Hi Sue WOW !! A fantastic card and a fab video today !! I love it all. I really loved this card when I first saw it. Just gorgeous !! Sorry it is short but I am very unwell today. Thank you for sharing Sue. Take care, lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending Lots of love to everyone today from Tres x x x

Molly said...

Sorry when I read my comment back it says Molly instead of milly in few places I think mt PC puts wrong words in sometimes. Thank you Molly oxoxox

Susan White said...

Really striking card - congrats to all the winners of your draw and good luck in the awards, Susan x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card and great video. I can do this! (she says hopefully) as I have most of the dies.

Molly - sorry your nan now has the added worry about her cat; being owned currently by three cats myself I can fully understand. Fingers crossed that the news about your granddad is better than you think.

Lynda - thanks for the update, please keep us posted.


Saba said...

Hello Sue
This is a truly stunning card, I enjoyed watching the video, very informative as ever and I shall definitely be attempting this as the snowflake background is one of the gorgeous dies I bought.
The postman delivered my noble pierced squares( amongst others) today and Sue they are fabulous!!!

Ang or should we now call you Betsy! you made me laugh, haven't heard that one before.
Lorraine, speaking as a Yorkshire lass, we have a very dark humour so your 80 year old will appreciate anything on his card which will make him laugh, just write E Bye Gum on the front. That'll do it.
Melody my thoughts and prayers are with you and Francis at this worrying time.

Molly, I used to have a Rag Doll cat, she was called Schätzle it's German for little sweetheart and she was. You are also a little sweetheart and if Sue and your Mum and Dad are happy for you to comment here then don't let the person on Facebook upset you. We all look upon you as our little Wilsonette and enjoy reading your comments.

Love and Hugs for all
Saba xxx

Linda Norris said...

Beautiful card today Sue. I love the poinsettias and on that background they look stunning. I enjoyed watching your video you do explain things so clearly.

Linda xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A truly beautiful Christmas card.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I hope you don't mind!
Mollie please ignore this nasty person on Facebook. You are learning all about life - it's about helping one another - not hurting . Nasty people cause hurt . You are learning very hard lessons about pain and suffering and you are learning these things very young but you have a lovely caring family. We care about you too. We care about each other - that's how it's meant to be.
Take care my dear, love to all the family - particularly Grandad and Grandma.
Love Myra xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card, love the dies and the poinsettias.
Di B. x

nannapat said...

Outstanding card Sue, I just love your poinsettias. Pat x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card. Thank you. Just voted. There was a third entry - best celebrity!!!! Fingers crossed.

Shirley T.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Friends
Gorgeous Christmas card I love love love it. The beautiful shiny pointsettia beautiful background. I haven't had a chance to watch your video yet but I have voted for you as much as it let me very good luck but it a no brainer SUE YOU SHOULD WIN . Your a winner in my world.
Two more sleeps so looking forward to seeing you again
Love Lynda Brock xx

First Molly if Sue & your mum Dad & Nan say you can comment
please don't take any notice of the nasty person on Face Book just ignore it.
Molly You are a sweet heart & a beautiful caring young lady
your family are lucky having such a lovey daughter.
Sending (((((Hug's))))))for you Nan & Granddad your Mum Dad & family
& big (((((Hug's)))) For you Molly our little Wilsonettes love Lynda xx

Hug's for you BETH hope your ok love Lynda xx
Hug's for you Deb C hope you ok love Lynda xx
TOB THERESA Big Hug's for you love Lynda xx

Congratulations all the die winners espesily Janet Ecco xx
Fluffycat I will let you know about Lynne M soon as I hear from her Lynda xx

Big Hug's for all my friends xxxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful sparkly card, and fantastic video, thank you sue.

Big Hugs

Tina XX

gailgale said...

I love this die.
A very beautiful snowflake die and it makes a very beautiful card.

Love2papercraft said...

Well said Sue!

Eunice said...

What a beautiful card Sue the white on white is magnificent and then the pop of red for the poinsettias is spectacular! Once again you inspire with your ideas.

Janice K said...

Hi Sue, an absolutely stunning card! Love all the sparkle that really sets the gorgeous dies off.x

HeatherBCrafty said...

Huge fan of the shiny poinsettias. Absolutely love the look they give to cards. Beautiful design Sue.

HeatherBCrafty said...

Huge fan of the shiny poinsettias. Absolutely love the look they give to cards. Beautiful design Sue.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Wow, this is such a stunning card & love everything about it.
the background looks delicate & intricate & really lovely & the Poinsettia is so pretty.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful card. So pleased that they are letting International folks vote as well as the UK. I was so happy I could vote for you in both categories. Pinned as usual.

liz spooner said...

Love this card so simple and elegant.xx

Sheila Aberdeen said...

What a beautiful card xx

Vie Carter said...

I have made a bunch of this design this year, just love how they cut and turn out fab


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