Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello there bloggers!  I'm sure many of you heard me say that I would be giving away the demo cards from the Hochanda shows on my blog.  So what better way than to include them in the Wednesday weekly card giveaway.  First up is the Mini Poinsettia striplet card.  For this one, I started by embossing the coconut white card background with the new Contemporary Poinsettia embossing folder.  I really like this folder as it is just a lovely floral texture background for your festive cards and projects.  Next I cut two of the Mini Poinsettia Striplets in white card and glued them together with permanent spray glue and matted them a white backing card.  Using the Berry Sparkle PVA glue, I filled in all the poinsettias and the double thickness of the two striplets allowed a bit of a reservoir to do so. Don't forget that the Berry Sparkle PVA glue starts out in the bottle looking very pink, but dries a beautiful sparkly red.  I have taken extra pictures of it so hopefully it will show just how pretty it dries.   Don't worry about staying within the lines of the flowers either, just try not to allow the glue to go into the background areas around the flowers.  I decided to leave them empty to show off the dimension, but you could easily use another glue colour to fill those in as well if desired.  Allow to dry well (I leave them overnight usually to be sure), then cut another poinsettia striplet and glue over the top so the lines are placed back in place!  I added small pearls to the centres of each flowers as accents.  Using the Classic Poinsettia die, I cut several in Rich red card to make some flowers for the corner.  I seated them on some white tulle and a messy bow tied from white seam binding.  I also added some Bakers Twine on the original (I may have missed this on the demo card)  Also, not shown in this photo, I added some Star Sprays in white around my flowers during the actual demo and finished it off with a pearl swirl.  Next I paper pierced a white mat, added a thin mat of rich red card and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 3/4" in size.

 Please leave a comment if you would like to be included in the drawing for this card.  I am away at the Big Crafting Show at Ally Pally this weekend so the card winner and all of the comment game winners will be announced on Monday instead of their normal days.  I will however, be posting the winners of the latest die release later on today so don't forget to check back to see if your name has been drawn!!
On the right hand side of my blog, I have also added the show times for my next appearances on Hochanda.  It is a Friday night launch and all day Sat. this time around!   Phill Martin has a One Day Special today, though so be sure to tune in at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm to see his fabulous demos!  All for now, Sue x


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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue. Very lovely with the red poinsettias
Have a great day everyone

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning I adore poinsettias
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card with lovely sparkling poinsettias.

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

I thought this card was stunning. The vibrancy of the red against the white is gorgeous. Who ever wins this I am sure will treasure it.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

TDQ Karen said...

Just stunning! I love this card and will certainly be trying to use this technique. I just can't decide whether your poinsettia or holly dies are my favourites.

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and just love the new embossing folder think it is a must have.Have a great day hugs xx

Linda28 said...

Loved this card Sue when you demoed it on Hochanda, it's just so lush with that beautiful Red card.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning christmas card love the demo I got to watch you doing this card thank you tracyw

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
A beautiful embossing folder. Thank you take care Kitty.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous Christmas card we will all be keeping our fingers crossed for this one.
Nancyd xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Fabulous. Love the use of the PVA glue. Would never have thought of that!


Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful - love the red and white, poinsettias are a favourite, lucky winner of this card, it will be treasured
Muriel x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes on this very wet and dismal day, please take care if you are out and about. Todays card gives a real warm to the day, the lovely red colour certainly brings out the wonderful dies, I saw you make it on Hochanda and was mesmerised - gorgeous, yes like everyone I would love to win in.

Saw Phill last night on Hochanda he was really good, got craft this morning so will miss the first 2 sessions today but will see the rest and I am sure they will repeat the episodes again although the offer will not be on there.

Enjoy Wednesday, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I have this die & will be doing this card, the vibrancy of the red in the poinsettia flowers is outstanding & they are my favourite flowers. Your embossing folder is beautiful I will need to get this one. Yvonne xx

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Fab card....loved the technique. ...all your demos were great Sue but this was really clever..!
Can't wait for the next shows...
Luv Rach :)

Anonymous said...

A real red Christmas card, Sue, who wouldn't love to have this one? Yes, did hear you say you would give Hochanda cards away - ever generous!
Saw a little bit of Phill last night, and he was with Lee which made for a great show. Think they said he'd be with Alex today, who he hasn't yet met. Could be good.

Anyone heard from Lynne M or Sam Smithard, are you okay? Hope so.

'P' in Wales

auscrafts said...

I saw this one being made when you were on the TV,it really is a stunning card

Jane Brookes said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card love the striplets

JanetP said...

This a beautiful card, really enjoyed your shows on Hochanda, have fun at the Ally Pally. Jx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW What a stunning christmas card. Will have to give this card a try. Love the technique on colouring the poinsettias giving them that touch of bling. I have all your christmas striplets and they are a go to die for making quick cards that have that wow factor. Good luck to everyone for the draw.
Take care everyone and have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

A Happercrafter6 said...

All the elements here are beautiful especially the poinsettias whic h look so velvety. Enjoyed Phill's show last night.

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
Another gorgeous card today. Good luck with this weekend show. Really enjoyed your demos.
L Rosie xxxx

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & friends,
Stunning card today, I think we all fell in love with it on the weekend shows on Hochanda, I am really excited to see that they have asked
You back so soon! They must love you as much as we do xxx
I have a lovely day today as Pat (Witney) and Sue (Mrs B) are coming over, I am hoping we will get some crafting done today as last week Sue and I just sat chatting, the time just disappears when we get together, which would never have happened if it weren't for this lovely blog!
We will be making plans for our road trip to Ally Pally again this weekend, there were a whole table full of us last time, it was so lovely to put faces to names and compare shopping !
Have a great day everyone,

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, yes I remembered this card from your show. It is stunning, and the way the red pops through just makes the card shout, it looks so expensive.

Love Rosemarie x x

Linda Graham said...

What a beautiful card Sue,I have made some christmas cards with this die its lovely,thank you, Linda x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A fabulous design with lots of lovely texture with the embossing, layered dies and embellishments, stunning.x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card! I love love love your striplet dies and this one marries up beautifully with the poinsettia flowers. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win.
Have a great day everyone.

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes

A beautiful card Sue & I gasped with delight when I first saw you demo how this Berry sparkle PVA changed from a pink to the beautiful red, have used it to fill on top of embossed berries & the results were absolutely stunning - so glad I have this as part of my stash - I think I am now brave enough to try your technique of filling in the Poinsettias - I'll fill you in on the results (one day Lol). I love absolutely everything about this stunning card Sue from the embossing to the fabulous technique of 2 layers over the Poinsettias (probably need it to cover up my shaky imperfections.

June S - I sincerely hope you do manage to find a lift my friend - I have had the same problem of not being able to find/share a lift, so perhaps us Wilsonettes who are left holding the fort whilst our friends are Ally Pallying their day away should think of a funny story to tell each other on the blog to console ourselves & to cheer us (I'm thinking of mine already Lol) x x x

Well my friends I didn't comment yesterday as I was having a fairly good day,so decided to take all my computer/ hub/ printer etc away from the desk, give it all a darn good polish/vacuum & rearrange them & the endless bunch of cables better so easier to clean I did all this, switched back on & thought great I can now log on & comment - uh oh the hub wouldn't light up - ok so I dropped it but at low level & onto carpet - switched off to reset but still nothing...phoned BT & spoke to a nice lady, told her what happened & she promptly said "have you switched on the tiny, very hard to see power button the back of the hub, bottom left" DOH!!! guess who felt a right silly Charlie & I would have crawled into a shell to hide my embarrassment - if I had one, guess I should of gone to Specsavers - Lol x x x

I just wanted to send sincerest wishes of good luck to each & everyone who has commented on Sue's tremendously fabulous launch...hope you win one of the very generous gifts to treasure x x x

Sue your generosity to your loyal fans is beyond words -so thank you (seeming such a mediocre word) sincerely from my heart for your kindness & generosity to the lucky winners. Good luck my friends x x x

Oops I must close now as Mr B is up for work (10 hour day today bless him) So I would like to wish you Sue all friends a lovely day & sending love 'n' hugs for those who would like one sent their way. take care Beth B x x x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Beautiful card. Looking forward to your next shows.
Keep up the good work.

Jean Prescott said...

Sue I just love this card, so striking,
Enjoy your day everyone
Jean x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,
I love love love this card. The embossing folder would I'm sure last all year round as if you don't highlight it it would look like just a flowered background. May have to invest!
Love the tequnique of filling the flowers and you are quite right it looks really pink in the bottle. Going to try this technique this weekend. Time to play!
Thanks Sue and really enjoyed watching Phil as well last night - even though I was really late home from work.
Good luck everyone!
Anne M xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow what a stunning card! Just love the embossing folder, first time I have been able to see it up close! I havethis striplet die so going to try this technique with the sparkle glue. Love Jean xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is gorgeous, I am sure everyone is crossing their fingers to win it. Love the red sparkle PVA, very effective the way you have filled the die cuts. Red and White is so elegant for Christmas, I must get started on my cards. Have a fabulous time at Ally Pally. Bx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
This is a gorgeous card! The White and red together make for a striking combination. I would love to win this sample. Best wishes, Anne O

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I love this card. Your poinsettia die will be the focal point of my Christmas cards this year. SueL x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card, so pretty. Have a great time at ally pally, unfortunately too far for me to go these days but will be thinking of you.
Love Jan x x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely indeed. So textural. Had a go at your northern lights card yday using distress inks and your trees which are FAB. Not bad for a first attempt but think I need a bit more practice inking as it was a tad blobby. Please blog this card soon if you can. Need to see what it should look like!

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Very striking card and beautifully festive. I'm lucky enough to have a couple of your cards so no need to include me in the draw.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue,loving your card!!!
I have this die thanks for the tips!!!
Will definitely try this!!!
Enjoy Ally Pally!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's Christmas card is gorgeous. I love the dies and the embossing folders. I did enjoy your shows on Hochanda and Phill was good last night. I am really looking forward to Ally Pally at the weekend. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Caroljsmith said...

Sue loved this card when you made it on hochanda and your new embossing folder hope your going to show the other cards you made they were all stunning.

rosiejt said...

I enjoyed what I have seen of your shows so far and this card is lovely.

PharmacyMichele said...

Truly stunning card! Loved this when I watched you do the demo on TV.


Nanny Jo said...

Hi Sue...I LOVE this card! When you started putting the red sparkle on the poinsettias, I couldn't imagine what you were doing! What a mess, lol!!! But it's so pretty, so cleverly done. I look forward to your next post in anticipation......... :) Jo xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful red pointsettias and a fab card Sue!
Wish I could come to Ally Pally , but have your shows to look forward to,

Jill Berg said...

This is stunning! Love it

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,I watched you demo this card on Hochanda .I fell in love with die. It is so lovely .I hope to see it on display at Ally Pally on Saturday. Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card - love the shows on the tv as well!
Kath x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card. I love the red and white combo and the sparkle on the Poinsettias. The Berry Sparkle PVA is magical the way it changes from pink to this wonderful sparkly red as it dries. I will be buying some more from you at Ally Pally. Only 3 sleeps now : )
Good luck to everyone who is in Sue's very generous draw. I think there will be lots of crossed fingers today : )
Have a good day. Take care xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the way you did this card xx hazel young

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning sue what a beautiful card and I love the white with a touch of red and the design is wonderful.

Debs A xxxx

Maria Illsley said...

Morning all
A great card Sue the pva glue has a wonderful colour and what a great way to use it xxx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this is a lovely festive card and the sparkle poinsettias really set it off and the embossing folder is lovely, I enjoyed watching this demo on your show
Kathy x

lilian said...

Hi Sue, what a very clever lady you are, love this card.
I wasn't going to buy any more Christmas products but I just have to have these, its a NEED!
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning sue, Gorgeous colours, I always think that red and white looks so 'crisp and clean', I love your compilation and all the fabulous die-cuts etc. A gorgeous card.
I'm watching the repeat of Phill's show at the moment, fab-u-lous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Hazel said...

A gorgeous card Sue. Hazel x

Tressa said...

Regarding the striplet, I have tried this twice and, although the second attempt was better than the first, neither berry sparkled striplet looks as good as yours. I will persevere though because the end product is gorgeous as is shown in your sample. The berry sparkle certainly surprises with its change from dull pink when wet to that beautiful red when it is dry. I have also decided to invest in some spray thanks to your usage of it in your demos. Oh heck,Sue, you are costing me money!!!!!!!!!

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, love this card, got the poinsettia dies, going to get the striplet as its lovely. Take care, Ivy xx

sonja_w said...

Gorgeous card, I adore the poinsettia dies. Have just ordered the poinsettia die and will be getting the embossing folder too as I fell in love with it on first sight :)

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Sandra Holmes said...

I love how you extend the potential of a die beyond the obvious. Another great tip for the striplets.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
What a truly beautiful Christmas card. I love the mini poinsettia striplet and that embossing folder is just delightful. Love the red and white combination too.anyone would love to receive this!
Oh Beth, you have made me giggle! I know just how you feel at the end of every term we had to switch off and unplug all of the computers etc in the classrooms. On one occasion at the start of the new term, I asked my support assistants to plug everything in ready for the next day as I had to go to a meeting. They duly did this, so the next day, I had a group of Year 11 students and needed them to do some work on the computers. Anyway to cut a long story short, computers on one table wouldn't work, sent for IT technicians to fix problem and one of assistants had forgotten to switch them on. How stupid did I feel!! You can imagine what the kids said!!!
Good luck to everyone for later on - I hope there's some familiar names there. Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card, I like the vibrant red on white, very nice.
Best wishes
Karen M

Anonymous said...

Stunning card xx loved the technique when I saw it on you hochanda show, so I had a practice and it's come out okay x I didn't realise how pink the twinkles was so it was fascinating watching the change. Looking forward to your next shows. xx love Kim D

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
I had to record all your week-end shows and have made a good start in watching them this week. So I have got as far as seeing you make this beautiful work of art.
I love the traditional colours you have used and your focal point is just gorgeous. After seeing the colours of the card I ordered some along with the Paste and your wonderful Efolder you have used today. I think it could be one to be used all year round.
All in all I love everything about today's gift and as usual my SW shelf is dusted ready and waiting. lol.

Off for a bone density scan this morning. 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

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A stunner of a card, made with equally stunning products. I love it - as I would to receive it.
Hugs, Rose

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Watched you making this card on Hochanda and it's fabulous, anyone would be lucky to win this one. Your new mini striplets are fantastic, the size is perfect.
Lorna D

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue WHat a wonderful card, I love all the striplet dies they are so effective. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Lesley Thomas said...

Super, watched you demo this one. Love to win it.

TOB said...

Hi Sue, fantastic card, love the mini striplets. Gosh I hope you manage some rest before your marathon shows on Hochanda.
Hugs Theresa xx

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue this is sooo lovely I would frame this beautiful work of art love June horrocks xxxx

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card, I love it, the sparke just brings it to life!

Bente Sørflaten said...

This is gorgeous, such a good idea to use glue for filling in the flowers :)
Both the striplet die and the embossing folder are lovely, and I'm sure the lucky winner of this card will be thrilled...

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Would love to win this card Sue.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue

Striplet dies are becoming a firm favourite.So versatile. Such a real elegant card today.
Thank you Jan

carol edwards said...

Such a beautiful card Sue. The red is so vibrant against the white, elegant and stunning x

dmjones said...

Missed this demo; what a stunning card!!! I can see this technique used on the Butterfly Mini too!!

Doreen x

foxyg said...

Fab card. Love the glue effect, very striking.

Chris Curry said...

I remember watching you demo this card Sue, it's lovely. I like how you showed us not to worry about going over the edges and I love that embossing folder, so classy. Thank you.Xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, I didn't see your shows so it was a real surprise. Love the new embossing folder - at first I thought you had embossed the background using the die! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Wendy L said...

This is quite stunning, xxxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card, have already made my version of this card using the Sparkle Paste which works just as well only its a bit more fiddly,

Anne Crawford said...

Wow! Who wouldn't want to win this stunning card, it's gorgeous, I loved watching you demo this one and heard you say about using some samples for the Wednesday giveaway , fingers crossed!
Twice I have bought what I thought was the berry sparkle and it turned out to be more like a deep coral? I must make sure next time I pick the correct one as it is so beautiful and gives a lovely effect.
Hugs and good luck to all xo

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A lovely card, Sue. I think the embossing folder might have to be on my wish list as well.x

karenlotty said...

Saw the demo and loved it what a neat trick to place another layer on top to hide the "working" I'm at AP on Sunday - wish I could make the Saturday as most of the names here seem to be going then Hope there's some stock left on Sunday! Bought the classic Pointsettia last night So looking forward to playing with them

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Think this card is stunning. Love the dye and embossing folder used.

Greta said...

Another lovely card. I have these dies so all ready to try this one out for myself, just hope I can achieve one as good (or nearly) as your's!!
love, Greta.

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Watched you making this card on Hochanda, love everything about it from the embossing folder to the striplet and gorgeous poinsettia flowers in the corner and was amazed, not least by the way that boring pink PVA dries so rich, red and sparkly!...Wowser!!...would love to win this one...


Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. I love this beautiful card with the gorgeous poinsettias. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love how you've used the Berry Sparkle PVA, it's looks so lovely. I would be thrilled to win this so fingers crossed and toes. Debra x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

This is a really stunning card, I think everyone would love to receive this one, myself included.
I loved it when you demoed this one on your show.

Now You have posted it here, I will try to replicate it - it is so beautiful. I would love to send this one to friends and family.

Sue thank you for sharing this treasure.
Hope you have a good day, love Brenda XXX

SueJ said...

I saw you make this card and wondered how on earth the poinsettias would end up.
It turned out to be a very beautiful card. Good luck everyone, what a lovely card to win.

Nina Spear said...

Morning Sue
The striplet die is the one I have bought for my cards this year so it is lovely to see this card. Must get started soon or it will be the usual last minute rush!!
Nina x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A stunner, I loved this one when did the demo. I'm a fan of traditional colours for Christmas, I have the striplet die it's so pretty.
Good to see you are back on Hochanda soon.

fran bailey said...

Morning Sue wow stunning card as usual just love red and white for Christmas cards
started to do my cards so hopefully they will be as stunning as yours
Francesb xx

nattyboots said...

WOW so full of gorgeous, gorgeousness , i love it !.
Elaine H X

Karen W said...

Oh my this is fabulous, I love the contrast between the red and white, it just pops!

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card and i agree it's great to see traditional colours .
if i was lucky enough to win it i would put it out every xmas.
Marion H

Barbara Gosden said...

Absolutely stunning card. I saw the demo of this one on tv, which was brilliant.
B xx

Rosemary Swainson said...

Morning Sue, absolutely amazing card. The detail is out of this world, colours superb too. Seriously thinking of replicating! Have a good day xx

Anne said...

I would love to win this card, Sue.

Will see you at Ally Pally - coming with Jan.

Anne (Northampton)

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, I loved watching you do this demo on tv and as I have this striplet, so will be giving it a go; just need some berry sparkle first. Although according to my better half all I need to do is sweep the glitter off the floor and use that. Had a great crafty day yesterday as it poured down all day. Housework calls now. Ugh! Hugs xx Pauline A

Annie Pennington said...

This card is stunning. I saw you demo it on HOCHANDA. I would love to win it. x Annie P

Micky French said...

I love this card and would be honoured to own it.
I have this die and can't wait to start using it
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Brooke b said...

Gorgeous card, love the way you have filled in the poinsettias with the plan glue. Looks beautiful. JB xxxx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love the embossing folder and the beautiful die

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A very beautiful card, love poinsettias - must keep an eye out for the EF. Sue XXX

Anonymous said...

Lianne Morrison commented - Beautiful card, i loved watching your shows on hochanda, you are so inspirational, Thank you, x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - love today's card - the poinsettia striplets is amazing - this really is a 'must have'!
Janette x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
I loved your shows/demos and this card is gorgeous the red and white for christmas is so crisp and clean. The sparkly poinsettias are stunning and i am getting that embossing folder!
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
this is a really elegant card again. I love the Mini Striplets dies cause they are so versatile.
Change the colours in yellow for example and you have beautiful sunflowers.
Rolf xxx

hettygarlick said...

I really love this card and am so pleased that I was able to see you making it on TV. The red and white is beautiful and poinsettias are so "Christmas" aren't they?

Joyfullcreations said...

Good morning Sue
What a pretty card, the red and white stand out really well.
Something else I now need to buy.....

susyjune said...

Hi Sue and all
A beautiful card yet agaain

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning Christmas card love it
Carol x

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
This is such a striking card. I loved it when you demo'd it on Hochanda and I think it would look wonderful in my house. Love you lots x
3 more sleeps to go. I will try and restrain myself from knocking you over when I give you a bear hug but I would advise full body armour and a mattress on the floor to give you a soft landing. Please ignore anything that Lorraine decides is fair game to 'warn you' about me. I can assure you that whatever she says is just not true. She is painting a picture of someone who is completely off her rocker and I can assure you that I am far worse than that x
Managed to catch Phill's show at 8 last night then watched it all over again at 10. Would hate to think that I had missed anything. And guess what I am watching right now. You and Phill are going to need a holiday after Ally Pally. I presume that adrenalin plays a big part in the fact that you can keep going with such enthusiasm and warmth which we are all so grateful for x

Beth - and here's thinking that it was only me who did things like that - is it so wrong that I laughed out loud so much at your expense? Lol x
Sandra - I am really looking forward to meeting you and all the other lovely Wilsonettes x
Alison - such a simple mistake to make but I bet the kids didn't forget about it for ages x
Lorraine/Thelma - do you mind I do not appreciate your quest to ruin my reputation. I am perfectly capable of annihilating my own reputation without any unwanted help from you! I will have you know that my tag was removed some time ago and my ASBO has expired. Lol.
Ruin my stew - how absurd. I am such a fantastic cook that I could not make the end result of whatever I 'throw together' anything less than delectable. In fact I feel a cake coming on to share with all those lovely Wilsonettes at the weekend. I will have them eating out of my hand, so to speak.
Tena lady?? I am thinking that maybe pampers may be the order of the day as my excitement is reaching new levels.Get yourself sorted girl and see if you can make the trip in April or even next September. I don't think anyone else will want to meet you but I feel a little sorry for you so out of sympathy and duty will give you 5 minutes of my time as long as you promise that you will be fully clothed x
Saba - thanks for update on Deb C x
Maria - I am a little concerned about the word restrain - you will be gentle with me won't you x
Wheely Bad - Billy is just like a toddler - without the tantrums. Sending you a hug x
Only a little while now until I find out which die I have won! Lol. Good luck everyone else. Have a lovely day.
Crafty hugs

sunshinepen said...

I really loved your show and have Phil on record now. I would love to be included in your draw for the card so that I can send it to my Mum who is very ill in hospital. Our prayers are with her at this time.

Pen x

cats said...

Beautiful card! I would have Poinsettias on my Christmas cards every year.And I love the embossing folder!!!.....Christine xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. What can I say only wow!!wow!! What a stunning card. Love it. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. What can I say only wow!!wow!! What a stunning card. Love it. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Barbara W said...

Good morning Sue

Just loved your shows on Hochanda and looking forward to seeing you on the channel more in the future.

Well todays card is really beautiful and the smaller card is so useful. Although I do make loads of 8 x 8, I think this is big on design without being too big on cardstock!

I love the background folder and although it is a Poinsettia which is typically Christmas, I think it could be used at anytime of the year.

Lol Barbara W xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love the striplets and the card is gorgeous . love Jean Z xxx

Lisa Hamer said...

Hi sue

Love the shows last week. Recorded them all to show my mam later because she missed them and she loves you designs.

Best wishes

Lisa H

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I loved this card when I saw you demo it on Hochanda and the very clever way you used the pva glue. How do you keep coming up with such amazing ideas?! Looking forward to seeing you and all your cards at Ally Pally on Saturday. Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Love the poinsettia dies and this card is simply stunning everything about it says elegance xxx gorgeous red card too. love yvonnebennettxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I love the card. The splash of red really sets the card off.
Evis M.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

I really, really love this card. I am still catching up on the Hochanda shows and I watched you make this card late last night before I went to bed. The colours are lovely, and the tecnique so unique for the striplet filling. Obviously being a flower addict, I love the embossing folder and poinsettia flowers. ( I know, they are leaves but you know what I mean).

Glad you will be on our screens again so soon.

Love Helen xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. So much intricate detail with your poinsettia embossed background and striplet die. I love the striking red and white, also the way you have used the pva sparkling glue.

karen keen said...

Good Morning Sue
I watched you demo this card and loved it. Especially the technique using the berry twinkles.
Karen in Telford xx

Vicki Collins said...

Hi Sue, Such a beautiful card, very interesting using the sparkling glue. Always amazed by your stunning cards. Cheers, Vicki

Crafty Cruiser said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous card!
Doreen R

JennyH said...

Stunning card Sue, love all the different poinsettias - embossed, striplet, flower dies : )

Paula said...

WOW! this card is gorgeous, and doesn't the sparkle glue look wonderful! Well, everything looks wonderful to be honest. :)
Paula x

Lesley Hall said...


Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, fantastic card, love the colours you used.
Thank you for heads up about the sparkle glue, just need some of that.
Looking forward to your shows again on Hochanda.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, oh my that is just wonderful I love the whole card design it really is quite gorgeous. Its set me up for the day and I had good news last night my second great grandson has arrived safely and your card is the icing on the cake.
hugs Shirleyxxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Wow,This card is gorgeous. The sparkle glue looks marvelous.

Saba said...

Good Morning Sue
What a beautiful stunning card, I was mesmerised watching you make this card on Hochanda, it started off looking so messy with the "pink" pva and then it turned into this fabulous deep red sparkling wonder. Love it to bits. And it is so kind of you to be giving us the opportunity to win this scrumptious beauty. Thank you.

Good luck to everyone for this afternoons draw.

Pen, lovely to see you back again today, sorry your mum is so ill, sending you a big hug.

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes from a crisp and foggy day up here at Glenochil and my Ochils. I just love poinsettias Sue and this beauty is no different as it is stunning. The depth that you have got with the striplet and the red sparkle just hits you between the eyes. I love the folder you have used for the background as it is just right for the card. You keep doing things that change my top musts that i need when next flush but this to me is just such a stunningly beautiful card that i must and need to copy, i'm not even going to try and change it sorry as i just think it is beautiful. Sue have a great time at the AP for the next few days, although i know that you have that anyway but i know that there is an awful lot of people coming just to see you that i think we need to start a fan club, lol. x
Well the mist and fog has encapsulated my hills today so they are at the moment having a long lie under the covers of it and it's a bit nippy but hey it's not exactly Florida Springs here in the height of summer is it in Scotland. OK while clearign out the greenhouses down at mum's i came across a toy that i played with as a child that had been my mums toy.....a gird and cleek. Now although i need to de rust it with the wire brush and sand paper it didn't have bring back memories of being outside my Nana's with it and trying to make it go along the flat pavement. There was a knack to this turning and keeping it spinning and once mastered oh the sky was the limit about finding the biggest hill that you could run down with it. Of course OH reckons it's just a piece of junk that is worth nothing and what use uis it anyway. You can tell that his parents had money to get all six of them proper toys where mine made do with what we had and what could be found out in nature like climbing trees as opposed to having a proper swing park like they had near them, and jumping the burn and playing Pooh sticks at the Whins of Milton park next to my Auntie Ella's. Yes the old fashioned toys and the games that we played outside made out of nothing but our imagination was great fun. Now then does anyone else remember these simple toys and games or have i just escaped the 20th centuary altogether and went back to the 19th.
Have a great day whatever you are doing today with hugs going out to all my wilsonette angels,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)
PS Sorry Sue the gird and cleek has probably went right over your head as it is a Scottish toy(in the very loosest sense of the word). It was a narrow wheel of iron with an iron stick(cleek) attached to it and that is what you kept it spinning with trying to keep it going as long as possible. :D

Kate's Cards said...


Jane said...

Good morning Sue, a stunning card ,love the poinsettias.
Take care Jane B.

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Very Christmasie, lovely the clean brightness of this card.
Still in Buxton area and boy it's cold
Zena xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Stunning! Those glazed poinsettias look fantastic.

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
This is a stunning card and so elegant, I love it. The red really looks so beautiful against all of the lovely white textured background.
Thanks for all the great inspiration,
Heather Treble

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card today. Love the poinsettia striplet and this is a lovely way to use it. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.

lilysmum said...

Good morning Sue, what a beautiful card! I watched the demo on hochanda and thought then how lovely it was- even more so now seeing all the close up detail!! I hope you don't mind but I'm going to have to try and emulate this; of course that means a little visit to my favourite craft shop to buy all the ingredients haha

weefortune said...

Beuatiful Card, I love poinsettia's and I woudld love to win this stuuning card, good luck to all, look forward to seeing the Xmas dies on Hochanda. Have a great Dayxx

Val.S said...

Sue,what a gorgeous card! Everything about it is stunning!

Christine said...

This card is so beautiful - I'm going to try this technique, got all the ingredients, have I got the talent ? We will see !
Take care
Christine (Andypandy) x

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card. Love poinsettias.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and actually re-watched your demo of it yesterday in anticipation of trying it this week-end. I have everything except the embossing folder but will see what it looks like with either the swirls or holly.

'P' in Wales - I too was wondering where Lynne M & Sam have got to. I am missing the tales of the dastardly devious divas :-) I hope they are all ok.

Good Luck to everyone in the draw later on.


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the embossing folder and the berry sparkle pva. Have a great time at Ally Pally and hope all the lucky ladies going get to meet you, am so jealous!!

Hugs and good luck to everyone in the draw

Julie Kay said...

Stunning card Sue, I have recorded your shows as just been to Majorca. Cannot wait to see them and glad to see you back on our screens. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxX

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Jan Ltc said...

This is so elegant Sue. Love the white with red xx Jan

utilitygirl said...

A beautiful card Sue. Haven't managed to watch your show yet but getting there slowly.
I love your striplet dies - I have a couple and have just bought the 3 Kings to use this year. If I don't get started soon I will run out of time !!!

Lunasdatter said...

Love this Card Sue ..
I will try to find a how to do it for this Card ..

crossstitchmarg said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous,
So glad I have these dies I will give this a try, when I get a chance.
Enjoy Ally Pally I wish I could go maybe one day.
Maggie in Solihull

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. Absolutely stunning. Has a big wow factor for me!! I do have this die, so will have a play this afternoon. Have a great day. hugs. Jan. xx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card. Love the effect of the pva sparkle in the poinsettias, draws your eye in to the focal element. Would love to display this card, although my daughter says it's too early to display Christmas cards, lol. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Scottydog said...

Stunning card Sue, the two colours just make for a very classy card

Jill Liddle said...

Love the colour combo today.

Love2papercraft said...

A wonderful Wednesday to Sue & the WW!
This is such a pretty card. I watched the demonstration on Hochanda, but I couldn't really see the red properly. Now that I've seen the photos and can zoom in, I'm even more impressed! It almost looks like enamel. I love the richness of the red and the sparkle! What a delight it would be to see it in person!
I've been reading over the posts of the last couple days and I saw some to which I wanted to reply, but of course by the time I got to the end of the posts, I couldn't remember exactly what was said, or who it was that said it. I've gone back over them at least twice and still can't find them...I used to have a memory like a steel trap (or so I was told) but I'm afraid it would be better likened to Swiss cheese now. Arghhh I get so annoyed with myself! Oh well, perhaps I'll find them later. But if someone said something to me & I don't respond, please accept my apologies!
I agree with Beth, (I think it was Beth, I'm telling you, my brain is full of Swiss cheese) those of us not able to go to Ally Pally will have to find a way to commiserate together to keep us from despair (no more weeping in the corner Rebecca!) I'm happy for all those who get to go and I truly hope you have a wonderful time! In fact, have a grand enough time for all of us :)
Beth & Alison, after 1 or 2 (ok, maybe more) similar experiences as those you've described, I've finally got to the point now that the first thing I say to tech support (be it for the computer, the Internet or Direct TV) is, "yes, it's plugged in and turned on, yes, I've tried re-booting it". I may have learned that lesson but I evidently haven't been able to generalize the information to other areas: A couple weeks ago it took me about 4 minutes to figure out my toast hadn't popped up yet because I had plugged in the blender instead of the toaster - Doh!
On that embarrassing note, I will say goodnight (once again, the joy of this blog has kept me up way past my bedtime! I'll be dragging at work after my shortened sleep).
Good luck to all on the drawings! So exciting!!!
Rebecca in Colorado

Lesley Griffiths said...

I would love to win this card. It's such a brilliant idea to colour the flowers on the striplet this way. I will have to give it a go.
Happy Days,

Mark Burbridge said...

Morning sue, this card is really classy for the festive season. Its really surprising how all the poinsettias all go so well together.nice one .mark

Janet Fuller said...

Wow - beautiful card.
Janet Fuller

Joan Simpson said...

Hello Sue

The poinsettia mini striplet would be a great die to have, it's certainly on my wish list. Having said that the poinsettia embossing folder is a must. What a lovely background it makes.

Crafty hugs
Joan from Newcastle

Diane!s Favourite Place said...

Good morning Sue, your card is beautiful. I must start and make some Christmas cards. I love all your dies. Diane

Jean Welling said...

Hi Sue I would love to win one of your cards. The shows on Hochanda with you were superb you didn't have interrupts all the time and you had time to show every thing in detail.I love the card on todays blog with the poinsettia.


patwyn said...

I just love this card, Sue. The mini striplet will be so useful for smaller cards, and the poinsettia is beautiful.

I would love to go to Ally Pally but, alas, I live too far away to travel on my own. Hope everyone enjoys it, though I'm sure you will!

Pat xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a beautiful card, I love it, the colour the style,
just everything about it sue, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

I hope you don't mind me saying this,
I would like to wish my husband a very happy 25th wedding anniversary,
all I would like to say is,
thank you for being my best friend lee and my soul mate and looking after me with my illness for the past 12 years.
There are no words that I can say to you for you giving up your life to look after me, except I love you to the moon and back,
happy anniversary my love xxxxx

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue. This die is one of many that I have of yours but my cards have never looked as good lol.
Good to see that you're appearing on Hochanda again soon.
Love Val in Spain x

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card, I watched your demo of this on Hochanda, Loved all the shows and looking forward to the next ones. I think this embossing folder could be used all year round in different colours.
Love Angela x

Marie said...

WOW!!! gorgeous and more gorgeous what more needs to be said. Regards Marie

Jock Seaton said...

Howdy Sue.
Love the Red on the White, love it, love it, love it!

Isabelle Noel said...

Hi Sue,
Wow! Red sparkle on white, this is a christmas card.
Absolutely gorgeous.


Maxine T said...

Hi Sue , love the striplet and the red sparkle glue. This is a beautiful Christmas card. Maxine T

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is another gorgeous card Sue
Gr Karin

Donna said...

OMG This is STUNNING, the red on white is so striking!! Love It!!
Hugs Donna xx

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
I've made a similar card with this stripper die (no pearl swirls though) - so pleased I purchased this die as it makes quick cards for batch making and so effective!
I'd love to see your card up close!!!

jane said...

Hi Sue
So so loved all your shows and I recorded them all.
I learnt so much watching you, thank you for taking the time and effort
designing all your lovely dies.

Best wishes

Jane Llewellyn

Alison Houghton said...

Hi Sue. Watched you demo this card and thought "how stunning" still looks gorgeous.
Love Alison

SusanP, Kent said...

I heard you! This was one of my favourites - just love the red and white.

Pattyb said...

Your Poinsettia card today is GORGEOUS! Love the way you added the striplet elegant! Thx so much
for sharing your talent with us! I would be do honored and happy to win one of your cards, Sue!
Hugs, Zpat

Colleen said...

Stunning card. It's absolutely Gorgeous.
Please add my name to the drawing. It would be a great honor to win one of your lovely cards.
Thank you

Phyllis Houghton said...

Hi Sue
A very Classy Christmas Card. I have just purchased the
Poinsettia embossing folder, it really is beautiful.
I love the mini strip it goes so well together.
A gorgeous card. Have made lots of cards with Poinsettias
for Christmas including Vellum, which I have had a lot of
comments on. Unfortunately we don,t get Hochanda here in Oz,
But hope some day we will.:)
More Crafty Days Sue
Phyllis Houghton
Adelaide S.A

Unknown said...

Love both the mini striplet and the embossing folder - both with a poinsettia pattern, brilliant.

Thanks for such a lovely card.

in Sheffield

Anonymous said...

OMG...I love this card. Red is right at the top of my list of fav colors. Your embossing folder is so pretty and the poinsettias are gorgeous. I will have to search state side for these items. I was able to find your filigree holly and just a note dies...hope they are in my mailbox today. (grin) Thanks for another beautiful creation. Jan D., Florida, USA

donna sherman said...

What a beautiful card, Sue!!! I love how you did the striplet!!! Thanks for the inspiration! It would be an honor to win this card!!

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card saw you demo it on Hochanda, I just love the way you coloured the poinsettias they turned out such a vibrant red it looks gorgeous. I would love to win this card.
Linda xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I really loved this card when I saw you demonstrate it but I could only watch on my iPad and the picture is quite small - not worked out how to enlarge it yet! Saba will be laughing at me again! So - to see it in detail up close and personal today is a real treat as I'm going to try to sort of copy it! I love the Striplet and have cut some but that's as far as I have got! I did cut them in white though!
You are a very generous lady. We knew they wouldn't give a card away at Hochanda - we email because we think so highly of you. It's the least we can do.
Thank you for your generosity.
All the best to everyone in the draw today.
Happy Silver Anniversary Julie Laz and husband! May you have many more happy years together.
Have a good day everyone,
For everyone going to Ally Pally - have a great time - wish I was going - maybe next time. I'm looking forward to meeting up with friends from the blog in October.
Lots of love,
Myra xxx

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gailgale said...

Sooo very beautiful!!!!
A very elegant Christmas card.
Anyone would love to receive this card.
Poinsettias are always my favorite!!!

Karen B said...

This is just so, so pretty Sue - love the crispness of the red and white and that poinsettia embossing folder is gorgeous (just going ahunting!!! lol)


Karen xxx

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning!!! This card is magnificent Sue!!!!! I absolutely love every thing about it and keep going back to look at that gorgeous background on the poinsettias. Thank you again to all the lovely ladies who make me chuckle while having my morning coffee. Good luck in the draw and have a beautiful day!

Roisin said...

Good afternoon Sue. This is a fabulous card.....there's not a lot to beat red & white for Christmas!!

Lesley Cann said...

What a beautiful card the red and white is so lovely for Xmas. Also loved it when I saw you demoing it.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
A perfect classic Christmas elegant!!!!

Wendy MK said...

This is a really lovely Christmas card and I will definitely be making some for Christmas. I thoroughly enjoyed you demonstrating it.

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