Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Sparkling Poinsettia

Hello bloggers!  Today's video shows you how to give your Christmas poinsettias a slightly different look and you can make a second card easily from the left over piece as well!  I just love a good two-fer, don't you? LOL

Julia Watts has the One Day Special on Hochanda starting this evening at 8pm.  She will return with shows all day Wednesday at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm  You are going to want to tune in to see her amazing demos!

 The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Pam said...

As always the card is gorgeous. Love the clolours and the flower is stunning
Happy Tuesday everyone

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card I do like this embossing folder.
Nancyd xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you a beautiful card, I shall watch the video later,although, I think this was one of your demos. Take care Kitty.

Deniece Parris said...

Gorgeous card Sue

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Love the card and video, using the waste from the poinsettias as a second card is genius. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue, love the pointsettia nice and cheerful . Raining here at the moment. Will be watching video when I have a cuppa. JJxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card love poinsettias
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Another beautiful card & I just love poinsettia flowers & you have exceeded yourself with this one. The embossing folder is beautiful too. Yvonne xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning christmas card love poinsettia flowers we have a plant every year thank you tracyw

auscrafts said...

Stunning card

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
WOW - this is dramatic. I am not sure black is for me, but the card is gorgeous
Pat x

Kate's Cards said...

Striking card today.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is very different with the black background, but striking with the pop of red. Great video too. Have a great day. Bx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Striking card, not everyone's cup of tea because of the black background but I love it.

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Lovely card and the poinsettia looks stunning. Will watch the video with a coffee later this morning. Thanks for sharing.

Heather xx

Linda Graham said...

Great video Sue,love the idea of the mask embossing for the poinsettia,thank you, Linda x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very dramatic card. I love the poinsettia. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo - two for one and a BOGOF!! All very nice, Sue, think preferring the black version. Great to see the masking technique and thanks for the video.
Susi and Wheely - wishing you well.
Beth B - no apology, still a ninny! However, he's just been to see his sister who lives opposite side of UK (can't both go because of animals). We are all retired, but he came back saying she was looking 'like an older woman now - not that you do' - well, some sort of compliment lol!! Only wish it were true.

'P' in Wales

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Will have to watch the video after work but love the drama of the black and red.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue a lovely card I will be watching the video later, I did watch your demo on using this mask when you was on Hochanda and it is very effective
Kathy x

A Happercrafter6 said...

What a pretty poinsettia. Will watch video later. Love red on black - so striking.

Anne said...

What a stunning card, Sue.

Anne )Northampton)

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design it is very stylish. I will watch the video later when I get back from work. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

TOB said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card great video. Off to the hospital for my pre-assessment for my operation. Fingers crossed.Hugs Theresa xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue, love the embossing.

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue, Great video showing us how to get the most out of the waste card, three beautiful designed cards and love those poinsettias . Linda.

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A really gorgeous card, I love the background and have the mask that you have used as well as the beautiful poinsettias so this is one I have to try.
Thanks for all the great inspiration,
Heather Treble

Nanny Jo said...

WOW!! Love the card, Sue....and it would only need a sentiment change to make it so versatile. I look forward to Julia's demo's.....we haven't seen her for ages! Jo xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue,beautiful card today!!! Just watched the video??? It dosnt match the card that you've posted!!! I've got the one from the other day that you did in pink!!! I did see you demo this so I will check back later to see if it changes!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Love the poinsettia x xhazel

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Another great tutorial, thank you for showing us the two in one idea. All three cards are beautiful and the texture paste is now on my shopping list! X

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card, loved the video,three brilliant ideas thank you,
Best wishes
Karen M

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love both cards but the white version is the one for me, the card made using 'the waste' is gorgeous, the video was so helpful thank you for that. I wish I could have pinned the three cards but could only pin the black version.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful christmas card. The wavey mask gives a stunning background finish with the texture paste and the poinsettia is stunning overall a very classy card. Thanks for another great video with all your hints on how to use the waste to make another beautiful card. Will be taping julias shows tonight and tomorrow.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

lilian said...

Hi Sue, this is a beautiful card I love everything about it except the black!!!!!!!
Sorry to say that the black card is not for me, the poinsettia is beautiful, might try with a different colour.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Rachel Macfarlane said...

I adore this card Sue, so dramatic ... stunning...!
Luv Rach :)

Marion Bull said...

Love this card Sue and I have got all the "ingredients" so will be having a go later. Thank you
Maggie B xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, this is the one for me. Albeit the "waste" would certainly be utilised as well. Both are gorgeous, it's just "black and red" for me it's a no-brainer.
Will have to record Julia's shows as I'm off to Manchester, sadly for a funeral.
Hugs, Rose

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, very bold and dramatic. It certainly makes a statement.

Love Rosemarie x x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Stunning card. Will watch video later. Fab background!

Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue, just been back to check video!!!
Wowza I'm so glad I did!!! You are amazing
you truly are!!! I've got the right one this
time!!! Thanks Loopy Lynda xxx

Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous card, striking with the red against the black. Can't wait to watch the video. Heather

marg said...

Hello Sue
I will watch the Video later when I more able to take notes!
Not sure about Black for a Christmas card though!
Take care
Love Marg

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love black and red together. love Jean Z xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning dear Sue.
I love your blue top on today's tutorial, looked very fresh, as did the white background on today's card, that would be my background of choice for the Christmas card, although the black was lovely too, it's not one I'd use for a festive card. I really must invest in more masks as I love using the texture pasted (who would have thought I'd get experimental like that) not like me at all but I'm hooked.
What a treat - 3 gorgeous cards today, the only problem I have is that I'm starting to collect an awful lot of 'negative' card like the pointsetia card you made the 3rd card out of so having to find more space to keep them safe and flat ! But it's a great way to save on card, and like you have said, why throw them away when you have the start of another card ?
After an 'off' day yesterday and not feeling so bright and sleeping the day away - what a waste of a day, I really must shake myself up and get up to speed with last week's cards and video tutorials then get some cards made for market !!
So I will send my love to you Sue and my special blog friends plus hugs to 'our' lovely FB ladies that join us here on Particraft.
Hope you all have a lovely day.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card I love the texture on the background and the poinsettia is gorgeous and the design is wonderful
Have a lovely day
Debs A xxx

Rhona Dunbar said...

Will watch the video later lovely card very effective Rhona x

Jean Prescott said...

Morning Sue, love this embossing folder, on my list, take care Jean x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a very, very elegant card today, I am looking forward to watching the video in a while when hubby gets up. I did order a set of these masks from Hochanda when you were on but there was a big mix up with there system I don't know why but many phone calls with them over the past week have resulting in them saying they will send out my goodies over the next 3-5 working days, I bought loads of other stuff as well and am looking forward to playing with them.

Will definitely be watching Julia tonight and tomorrow (although I am at craft club in the morning so will have to wait for the repeats on that).

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

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful Card and Great Video, the white version would be my choice with a trim of dark green instead of the black, I love the poinsettia flower!
Hugs to all xo

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I love the drama on this card and it has just given me an idea using one of your embossing folders. Thank you as usual. X

Barbara Gosden said...

Stunning flower, am looking forward to watching the video, lovely card, very dramatic.
B xx

Jan.moogie said...

stunning gorgeous cards today just love that paste and masks Sue got to get me some of those.Have a great day xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
OOh what a wonderful 'Sue Feast' we have this morning. Three gifts in one video - who could ask for more than that!!
I'm so pleased that you didn't ask for us to choose as it would be impossible for me to do so. Although I'm a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas I find I love all three.

I bought the three jars of Texture Paste which were on offer on your Hochanda Week-end but as yet have not had the courage to open them let alone use one of them. I really must put some time on one side to have a play.

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

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card today, looking forward to watching the video later. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A great two-fer video today. I love both cards and how you used the texture paste for the Poinsettias. I must remember to position the die carefully so that I can make the second card! Thanks Sue. Hugs to everyone. Take care xx
Molly, please just comment as usual, you don't have to say anything about that nasty person if you don't want to. X

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue ans all
well today is a three fer and they are all lovely. The texture on the poinsettias is great, going to check my masks now, may have to substitute for a while as I have some 'needs' on my die list to catch up on first lol !
Muriel x

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,love the poinsettia.

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - love the textured poinsettia ! Great card!
Janette x

Elizabeth Beal said...

Okay here is my story & there’s a moral to this one Hee Hee. Imagine this; a small peaceful village & I am an innocent girl of 7 (yeah right you say). Life is running fairly smoothly until this family of 5 moves in & what a shock they are to the system, dirty, dishevelled, crude, loud, the list goes on. But me being the nice naive girl that I am I was willing to give their 8 year old daughter the benefit of the doubt until I introduced myself & my Border Collie Tress (sorry Tres she was beautiful if that’s any consolation; Lol), Tress wagged her tail, I said hello, next thing Tress yelped & yelped again, the obnoxious little worm was throwing stones at my dog. I shouted “what did you do that for she’s friendly” – worm laughed & said “I Beeeep hate dogs & I Beeeep hate animals. I was tearfully shocked & wanted to pummel her to the ground but instead gave Tress a cuddle, checked she was okay & walked away. This happened on several occasions with any animal she came across. Well, after numerous times of hitting our dogs with stones I wanted to exact revenge but not being a horrible child I couldn’t think how to implement this, I racked & racked my brains...UNTIL; YES!! fate stepped in when I was walking over this small foot bridge with Tress & Katie (Border Collie & mum to Tress), this foot bridge has a brook running under it & was a height of maybe 3 ½ - 4 foot down from the top of the wall, I was this end & the cruel little worm was approaching from the other end when I suddenly yelled “STOP!! look behind you but don’t move another inch” she laughed & didn’t & was ready to throw a stone she had retrieved from her pocket, I yelled again but this time she heard a low throated growl coming from behind her & froze in her tracks. Standing behind her was this young Black Labrador, have you ever seen Turner & Hooch & Beethoven well this black lab wasn’t just slobbering he was foaming white from both sides of his jowl. I pretended to cry & at the same time shrieking that I knew this dog & that he was rabid; “he’s what” she asked with a quiver in her voice, “he’s got rabies I cried & if he bites us we’ll turn into foaming monsters”, oh no she cried; Then she let out a loud shriek & ran towards the bridge wall, climbing over it & hung by her hands on the other side, she hadn’t looked down & didn’t realise that her feet were just a few inches off the bed of the brook. Seizing my moment I yelled “QUICK HE’S COMING, JUMP” then I heard a small splash & groans of “I’m all wet & my mum’s going to belt me”. I looked over the bridge & somehow instead of landing on her feet she was sat in the babbling brook. Well there’s me, Tress, Katie & Denny (the young black Labrador) all leaning on the wall & looking down at this sopping wet worm slapping her hands in the water throwing a right ole tantrum & still crying that mummy was going to belt her. If I could have looked back at us then as I was laughing fit to burst it was certain that my 3 companions were too as they had these darling little grins on their faces. You see I had /have a wonderful rapport with animals & I had trained Denny for his owner but he did have this disgusting habit of slobbering & foaming at the mouth. Still splitting my sides I told her “you hurt another animal & there’s more where that came from, you won’t know how or when but it will come”, naturally I then felt bad about what I had put her through but then, suddenly, 4 kiddies from our village school including, worms little brother, joined me at the bridge & through the laughter they said they had seen & heard it all...well that’s all she needed was her reputation shot down and her embarrassing moment being flung around the village& they flung it, not me though, & the moral of the story is ‘don’t mess with me & my dogs cause Karma/fate walks with me on a leash too’. I’m still splitting my sides so hope it cheers you. Love ‘n’(((HUGS)))all x Beth B x x x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Thanks for the inspirational video, love the use of the waste. I have not used textured paste yet, think I'll have to buy some.
The cards made are gorgeous, the white one is my choice but I do like the black version as well.
Have a good day.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a great Christmas two-fer - and why waste the "waste" when with a bit of forward planning you can get two cards out of it...both equally stunning, just love that texture pasted poinsettia...


carol quinn said...

Love this, not tried this technique yet....and to get a second card from the waste makes it even better!

Jane Franklin said...

What a bonus 3 cards for us, I think the white one is my favourite but then again I like the black too. Decisions oh well I will have to have a go at all 3. Thank you Sue. Luv to all jxxx

anne mather said...

hi Sue,
Great card combo today! I love the sparkle texture paste effect.All three cards are WOW!
Anne M xx

karenlotty said...

II bought the Pointsettia at AP Just need the time to play! Need to watch video after work

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A great classy card , i love the red against the black ,
Will watch your video later .
Take Care
Elaine H X

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card, love the sparkle, will watch video later

Scottydog said...

Wow - this card is a stunner! Wouldn't normally use black on a Christmas card but it is so effective that I just love it Sue! Thank you. Will watch the video in a few minutes, I'm intrigued to see how you use the waste.

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Really elegant card. Love it and will have to watch video to see what else is on offer.

Chris Curry said...

I love all three cards Sue but I think I prefer the white background version. How about using the red glitter paste on the white background? Thank you for you inspiration. Xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, oh I love how youve used that stencil on both the flower and the background it looks stunning. Take care hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I'm not a lover of red but I do like a red poinsettia at Christmas and I love the look of this one, especially against the black. Am looking forward to watching the video later this morning to see how you've achieved this. Best wishes

Marion said...

Hi Sue not keen on the black back ground ,
but liked the white one ,loved the poinsettia.
Marion H

sonja_w said...

Stunning cards today, love all three of them. Can't wait to start using my poinsettia dies. Xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue
Love it.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card, fab video, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love poinsettias and this is os pretty

Tressa said...

Using the texture paste with masks is such fun and is so effective in many ways. The tone on tone is beautiful as is gold and red on black. Cutting out the flowers from the end result gives some really zingy flowers as you have shown. My preference is for the black version as I think the contras between red and black is stunning but I must try the white version as a comparison. I like the way you have placed your dies so strategically to make good use of the 'waste', isn't the end product wonderful? Thanks Sue.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue love how dramaticvit looks with the black background. Not sure if I'd use black but maybe lighten ut up.

Agen Judi said...

very very beautiful, love it


Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, today's card is lovely, not too sure about the black.
Will watch the video later, off to cover my friends craft shop as she takes her card class.
Tale care everyone, Jess xxx

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue, just watched your incredible video. Fantastic value for money techniques and inspirations! Bogof :-) love, Ivy xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
This is a real beauty!!!
Poinsettia is gorgeous.
Lorna D

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

What a treat for Tuesday, a toofer and a spare. Lovely video too and brilliant techniques. Thank you for sharing.

Very striking the black card but have to agree with Steph, not my colour choice for Christmas. I'm quite traditional really preferring the rich reds and greens.

Split my sides laughing at your doggy tale Beth. My husband and I firmly believed in Karma. Everything comes back to those that are, shall I say, not quite so nice.

I found a very apt saying defining Karma...
Karma: the joy of watching someone get what they deserve.
Professionalism: The ability to sit back, enjoy the show and keep your mouth shut.
Gurt big (((((hugs))))) for all that are in need of one today.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

SueJ said...

This is a beautiful card and the video was nice to watch.. I have been away all weekend and just seen the other cards you have made they are lovely.

Val Jones said...

What a sensational card Sue. Love red, black and white and the background looks stunning.
Love Val in Spain x

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card I am so jealous all my craft stuff is packed in boxes in the garage.
We moved recently and we have so much to do that I won't have a craft room for a couple of months. I look at the blogs every day to keep my craft juices flowing but my fingers are itching to craft.

June x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and it's not too tricky to do!
I think I prefer the black version as it was difficult to see the texture on the white one.
The poinsettia die is lovely and I loved the extra card too, so pretty. x

Paula said...

Oh, I love that card! The poinsettia is gorgeous, and I love the black too. :) I get fed up of traditional colours at this time of year.
Paula x

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
Well, that's one very fancy poinsettia you've got there. I can't wait to watch the video to see how you decorated it. I love the card, red and black always go so well together don't they :). Thanks for sharing with us.
Bejay xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card......STUNNING!!!!

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card looking forward to watching the video. Also looking forward to watching the shows at the weekend. I really must get my Christmas cards started.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the background and the beautiful poinsettia. Another video to catch up with when we are home next week.

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,
Great video as always, love all 3 cards but think I sway towards the white background just a tiny bit.
Well back to sleep for me after a bad night in pain.
Have a great day everyone.
Linda xx

Love2papercraft said...

Hello Lovely Sue & equally lovely, wonderful Wilsonettes!
Today's card is oohhh, ahhhh, WOW to me! I absolutely love the drama of the black one with that incredible poinsettia! Stunning! I know I say that word a lot on this blog, but I can't help myself when it's true!
So many things I want to play with, so little time. I'm so thrilled with all the inspiration you so generously offer day after day!
Beth B - I was a bit worried at the beginning of your story as it started off so sad, but once the little worm got her comeuppance, I enjoyed it! I have no tolerance for cruelty to animals, never have, but at the age you were, I'm not sure I would have been able to hatch the plan you did nor pull it off! How clever of you and your furry friends! I take it you are a bit of a dog whisperer. Not only were you able to get one to play rabid (or at least you had the quick wits to put to good use his habit of slobbering & foaming), but you've also taught your current girls to kick Mr. B out of bed when he makes unflattering comments about women lol! At least I think I'm remembering that was your story :o)
Hey is "4 paws" a general term to use for our furry companions, pets, the animals that own us - or is that one of their names? I rather like it (and it's much shorter to type) but don't want to use it generically if it's not meant to be (you know, that language barrier thing :)
Jan from Long Island & Laine, thank you both so much for giving me the info on Sue's Creative Expressions FB page. I've sent off a request to join (if I don't get a response, I'll know I've scared Sue off) lol - sort of.
Laine - eccentric, slightly insane, cat loving lunatic?...Why on earth would you think that might put someone off? Those are all things that draw people to you! High compliments if you ask me!
It's 3:15am & I better get to sleep. So hugs for anyone who is in need or want of them! The same goes for sunshine...I believe we broke a record of 88df from the late 1800's yesterday because when I was out & about I saw readings of 90. I'm sorry, but that's just too hot for September 21! I'm more than happy to share the excess!
Sleepy & hot in Colorado Rebecca

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Wow this is a video worth watching with a twofer and bog off ! It wasn't until you started to cut the poinsettia out of the sparkle card that I realised it was red! I thought you were doing the background, I was just so mesmerised !( that's my excuse!) . Love the different versions, I think the black just has the edge for me and I love the freebie too. I must try these. Don't be afraid of texture paste ladies, it's quite good fun to play with and quite addictive when you play!. Thank you for sharing Sue.
Take care
Love Diane G xxx

Beth you did make me chuckle - thank you for the laugh. Xxxx
Molly looking forward to hearing from you again, you have a lot of support on here, including Sue and we all miss you. Sending you and nan and grandad a big hug xxxx

utilitygirl said...

Beautiful !

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, lovely colours and gorgeous flowers. I'm off to see how you made this now.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a great video two for the price of one and a spare, what more do we want. Love the poinsettia it really is a Christmas Flower and great to see on cards. Will have to try and make some with my texture paste.

sunshinepen said...

Morning Sue

Another great blog. Will try to make a similar card later. Will book my time slot on the recorder so that I do not miss your shows.

Happy Crafting

Big hugs Pen x

lilysmum said...

Stunning Sue, simply stunning. Congrats to all the winners x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

An elegant and very striking card, love it.

Beryl Treble said...

Love all three cards!

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card Sue, will certainly give this one a try.
Rosemary xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, great video too! Love Jean xxx

Gloria Robey said...

Moring Sue ,lovely cards Red and black is my favourite .Thank you for your inspiration .Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Pearl said...

Striking card today Sue and the video I'm sure will be great, I'll watch later. I think your background paper is lovely.

Thank you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Stunning card Sue! Really got three demos with your video today which was great. Debra x

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! I love these cards, these are all gorgeous! Is this the first 3-fer....? Great video as always Sue, so quick and easy....you make it look..... lol! No, but honestly, they are. I haven't got any of the items but it's the inspiration that you give us and we compromise with what we have.....will have to get some of the glitter paste though.... x As I've said, great video and I loved the Christmas bells ringing at the end! I love Christmas and it has got me even more in the mood! "Thank you Sue" x Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and your family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need of some too. xx Love Karen xx

Vie Carter said...

I like the design but a little too dark for me


Barbara W said...

Hi Sue

What a beautiful card today. Just love the background and the colours are stunning.

Lol Barbara W

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Lovely cards again, hard to choose which one I like best. Both colour ways are striking. And a freebie as well!!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue. red and black are very dramatic but not my choice for Christmas. I much prefer the white version and the BOGOF. I love the effect of the texture paste and really must look into purchasing some soon, as well as some new masks. Hope you have recovered from Ally Pally and I am looking forward to seeing you on TV again. Thanks for the heads up about Julia, the on-screen TV guide didn't tell me that she was on tonight.

Rebecca - yes, 4 paws is a generic term used for both cats & dogs (and some other smaller pets) so go ahead and use it anytime :-)

I don't usually have funny stories to tell but when I was at the vet's this morning we decided that my elderly cat would benefit from a Furnicator and it reminded me of the time a year or so ago when a friend's French partner went to the vet for a Furnicator for their dog. Say it to yourself in a French accent and you can see why the girls creased up with laughter and disbelief :D


Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning. Beautiful cards Sue...I have not tried that masking technique yet but it's definitely on my "to do" list. Thank you once again for the great video. Beth, thanks for the great story this morning! Cheryl, loved your saying defining Karma! Have a beautiful day everyone!

Lisbeth said...

Love the card Sue. I will definitely have to try using texture paste at some point. It will have to go on my "to do" list as I am not allowed to make a mess at the moment with the house being on the market. I hope somebody buys it soon as I am itching to do something creative and getting messy


ursula said...

Can't keep up with you Sue, these brilliant ideas come thick and fast. this is just so beautiful...must get the texture paste out and give it a go....thanks for sharing...luv Ursula xx

Annie Pennington said...

Superb demo today. Just what I needed today. I love getting two cards from one die cut.

x Annie P

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards...I haven't found your glimmer pastes state-side yet, but I'm still looking....I think the red is really beautiful. Love that many of your dies are left and right facings....wish every die set was set up this way.

I use my left over card that I've die cut from as mats...nobody ever sees the center once you've covered it and it sure extends your cardstocks.

Great video...thanks so much. Jan D., Florida, USA

Jill Liddle said...

All the cards you have done in this video are gorgeous.

Dawn Holben said...

Wow this is so elegant and totally gorgeous, I love the wavy background with the texture paste.
It just makes the black look so pretty and I must say I really love the poinsettia with the bit of sparkle.
It just gives it another really pretty look.
love this one.

PharmacyMichele said...

Brilliant cards-love the choice of black or white and the poinsettias look fantastic. Great ideas for Christmas.


Unknown said...

I love poinsettias and this card is a real treat - contrasted with the black card is a brilliant idea.

in Sheffield

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

For me this is perfect, it is not to much. Personally I think the black version just has the edge. Using your spare for a third card is genius, like all crafter's I hate wasting anything, lol Thanks for sharing.

I'm looking forward to seeing Julia back on our TV's.

Best wishes

Brooke b said...

Afternoon Sue another gorgeous card. xxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue.
What a fabulous card. I love the glitter and glam. It's perfect x

barbara macaskill said...

I love a pretty mixed media card!! This poinsettia is delicious!! TFS!

Jean said...

So pretty!

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I'm all for 'buy one get one free'. Two lovely cards. SueL x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
I have just finished watching your Christmas show on Hochanda
that i recorded
and this is one of the cards that the lady was showing before
you stared doing your Demo. I thought now that's a stunning card
hope we see it on your Blog - how weird is that.lol
Your other card that has your trees on it - i couldn't get over
that the one you did back in the 90's you cut all the tress
out by hand which must of taken some time to do Sue- now that's
dedication .
Take care
Hazel G XX

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so elegant love the sparkles on the card, it's gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
WOW love this one.
Kind regards,

Kath said...

A fabulous elegant card - lovely!
Kath x

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards Sue!
I love it when you use Sparkle Paste, its just a lovely effect. The extra card from the waste of the die cuts is something I would have binned and you made a gorgeous card from it!!!
Will watch Julia tonight, looking forward to it, hope you have warned the presenters that she is not to be messed with and has often been mistaken as a school teacher!!!!!

nannapat said...

How elegant this card is, I love the black, white and red. Your poinsettia is lovely and the piercing on the mat and the banners ties everything in beautifully. Pat x

Ann said...

Hi sue

Gorgeous card really like this one.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. I love the flower and the embossing folder. I'll have to watch the video later as today seems to have disappeared on me. School this morning and visitors just after lunch.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Awesome cards. Thanks for the video. You make each card you demo look so easy to do. And you are quick. When I try to dulicate one of your cards, it takes me atleast a day to do so. Maybe when I get more efficent and experienced, I can work faster. I find your cards and layers are much more detailed than they appear. I am sure all this detail on your cards makes them the beauties they are! I love my results when I use your techniques. Please, keep up the good work for us Wilsonettes!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very pretty! Love the poinsettia!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this card it is right up my street. Simple in appearance, classic colour combo and with the stunning poinsettia. Just fab....

craftynanna jo said...

Wow Wow and Wow, three lovely cards and i love the white one, the video is superb you always explain everything so well Sue, thank you so much.
Has anyone heard from Sam it seems so long since she went on holiday.
Little Molly where are you.
Beth that was a good story it made me laugh.
Sorry i havn't Congratulated everyone who won a prize recently, well done all. hugs to all Johanna

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the poinsettia.. Love the details..
Moxie Craftie

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Wow a stunning background, really must get some texture paste and a mask to try this, and a gorgeous poinsettia. As always a great video.

Hugs and best wishes everyone

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

terrie said...

Ah, my favorite flower....I never get tired of seeing poinsettia on card...tfs
Well done Sue

foxyg said...

Gorgeous. Stunning background and poinsettia.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Now I want you to sit down and take a deep breath because I am going to tell you something that is really shocking! Ready? Here goes - I actually prefer the black one!!! I bet you never thought you'd hear me say that lol! I don't think I would send it though with it bring black - not a colour I associate with Christmas. Love the background and the poinsettia is gorgeous.
Beth, loved your tale about the dogs and the " worm"! Pleased she got what she deserved.
Steph, hope you're feeling better.
Hope everyone has had a good day, love to you all, Alison xxxx

liz spooner said...

Stunning such striking colours.xx

Laura O said...

great card ,love the contrast in colours and the poinsettia is fab ,Laura O

Crafty Cruiser said...

Striking card. Been out all day so no chance to watch video yet.
Doreen R

Susi in Cyprus said...

Wow, three lovely cards. I think the black one is my favourite, even though it's not traditional. It just looks so striking!

Well, had a good day today, celebrating my mum's 85th birthday. I had managed to organise a surprise lunch for her with 10 of our friends, which she thoroughly enjoyed. It was the first time we'd been out for ages, with me being ill, so thankfully we were able to do it when it counted.
Counting my blessings tonight and sending hugs and good wishes to you all,
Susi in Cyprus

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & Friends
Wow gorgeous card I love it all thank you so much for sharing your video
( sorry I haven't watched yet ) have been busy today & Terry's birthday as well
he liked the die I got him at AP. HaHa.( not really)
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock.xx

BETH I loved your story it made me smile good for you love Lynda xx

DEB C sending (((((Hug's))))

TOB TERESA (((((Hug's))) Hope your ok xxx

MOLLY (((((Hug's))))))

Hug's for all friends xxx

DeCor said...

Wow is right! This is a wonderful card! Looks so involved and yet you make it easy to do. Thank you.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
This is a very pretty card and loving the colours.

Karen Drew said...

Absolutely stunning. Will watch video tomorrow when I have a bit more time.

Karen xx

Crisco said...

I've just used this background - the black on black is stunning. Thank you for the (older) demo showing "how-to". Gorgeous card ... love what you did with the poinsettia background.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

I had the pleasure of watching this demo a few days ago and was really impressed with the variations of a theme. I must admit to throwing away my negatives...sacrilege I know!...and I was immediately guilt ridden at the thought that I could so easily have been creating another card with the wastage. I love the black version, I am very partial to black in a Christmas card, particularly accompanying red, and I find this version very striking and bold. The white one gives an altogether different feel, very calm, serene and clean, so it would be impossible for me to pick a favourite, they both suit a different mood.The poinsettias are fantastic, I will need to try this technique as an alternative to stamp and embossing.
When will I be brave enough to mess up myself and my craftroom by using the texture paste finally? Janet, are you a clean freak like me and afraid to create chaos with anything gungey? We should both man up, particularly since it's an essential for those Christmas themed cards. I am too anal about mess and clutter, cleaning up as I go along so it takes twice as long to create anything:-( I even have a cordless handheld Dyson on standby in my craftroom!
Achieved the near impossible and started my uncles birthday cards today, decided to make one very mimimalist ie without ribbon, flowers or glitter, but it was so HARD....I'm not entirely happy with the results so far but my Mum assures me that it's lovely so I will persevere. The same can't be said for the other one though, it's got everything but the proverbial kitchen sink thrown in and Brodie's looking lovely and sparkly as a result:-) I'm so sad, I even took a photo of him lying with his paws on the card and ribbon with glitter sparkling on his fur, very metro sexual don't you think?
Speaking of our furry four paws, Frances, what on earth is a furnicator? I'm still giggling about the Frenchmans pronunciation though:-)
Steph, Susi and Windy Bad, hope you've all had a better day today, healing hugs all roundxxxx
Rebecca, I am sooo jealous of your sunshine and high temps cos Autumn/Fall has definitely arrived in Stirling. From tomorrow the days officially get darker and before long it will be dark again at 4pm, really wish I could win the lottery....a good start would be to actually put a line on first...then I would buy a holiday home in the sun. I was watching A Place in the Summer Sun where they were looking at properties in Spain for crazy prices, we can but dream. I'm in danger of sounding really stupid but Do you get snow in Colorado?
Dearest Beth, what a hoot you are! Loved your story, it was well worth the wait, you are indeed the dog whisperer extraordinaire! Your story was particularly vivid, I could picture it in my minds eye and I was cheering you and the three Muskahounds on. How can people be so cruel to animals, but Karma really bit that worm on the bum and good riddance. An innocent 7 yr old though, who are you trying to kid young lady? Those were the actions of someone well used to calculated subterfuge, you should be proud of your lightening quick responses...a career in the special forces specialising in the canine regiment would have been a logical progression for you, primary education was a rather worrying choice:-)
Missing Yvonne's bare faced cheek and little Molly's adorable stories, come back to us soon girls, we miss youxxx

Love and crafty hugs,


Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning card especially the poinsettia.....Gorgeous!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Shari M said...

beautiful love the embossing and folder,

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
stunning card love the sparkle and poinsettia die.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

iReneM said...

Love all three
particularly the drama of the black


Jayne S said...

Lovely card, great idea to use texture paste for backgrounds, i will definately give this a try.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Brilliant. 3 fantastic cards today, talk about being spoiled. all 3 are beautiful Sue

Big Hugs

Tina XX

Littlelamb said...

Three gorgeous cards today Sue. Love them all. Thanks for the video.

Theresa Pace said...

stunning card. my fave is the black version as it is so striking, hugs xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Gosh it's late. Love the card and the sparkle. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Eunice said...

Such a lovely card and I love it that you did it in both white and black so we could see the effect. I also love that you can get virtually a free card from where you cut the poinsettias!

Di said...

Hi Sue,
3 Fantastic cards, we are getting spoilt. Love the lot of them.
Di B. x

Sandy H said...

Fabulous video. Thanks for showing the white version in the video. Super idea for using the waste.
Love your karma story, Beth.
Take care everyone.

hotpotato said...

Stunning card Sue. x

Agnes Osborne said...

Loving the video for the sparkling poinsettia...I needed a new twist with my poinsettia die and this is perfect! I can rejuvenate my dies with this new method. Thanks so much Sue for this sparkling idea! Mwah xoxox
Lots of love,
Aggie Osborne

carol edwards said...

Just got chance to watch the video Sue and really enjoyed the techniques you have shared. Never thought of using texture paste and die cutting. Clever lady x

TDQ Karen said...

I just love these poinsettia and the background is terrific

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