Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello my crafty friends!  Another Christmas card giveaway from the demos that I did earlier in the month on my Hochanda shows.  This time I started with a piece of Blue dusk card and used the large oval die in the Lattice Snowflake set to cut an aperture in it.  Next I stamped the Shaded Poinsettia stamp all over the background with a clear Perfect medium pad for  watermark effect. You can really see the stamped image nicely in the close up pictures below.  I added some texture to the piece with the Star Swirls embossing folder.  Then once embossed, I lightly added pearl moon gilding wax to add a soft shimmer to the top of the embossed areas.  Next I cut two of the Dove of Peace in silver card and attached them at the body with some mounting foam.  This allowed me to bring the front wings forward to add some movement to the dove.  I cut two of the star sprays in white and added them around the back of the dove for embellishment.  On the lower part of the card, I cut the Joy Wreath in both white and silver card and offset them ever so slightly to create a shadow for the letters.  I completed the card by paper piercing with my piercing ruler around a piece of white card.  I added a thin mat of blue dusk card and a final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Please leave me a comment on this blog post to be entered into the drawing to win this one.  I will be announcing the winner on Saturday's blog post.

If you want to see more Christmas card demos, I will be doing another One Day Special on Hochanda beginning Friday night at 8pm and then shows running all through the day on Saturday.  The show hours are listed on the right hand side of my blog.  These shows will feature this years Christmas dies that were not on the first set of shows!  All for now, Sue x






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195 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, hope you are rested after your busy weekend at Ally Pally. Looking forward to seeing you again on Hochanda
Have a good day everyone

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and very unusual for Christmas but Ivreally like it, watched you demo this one looking forward to see you again.
Nancyd xx

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Simply lovely card, the background is gorgeous!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue as usual. Like the embossing the gilding makes a difference. Look forward to your shows. JJxx

Julie Elli said...

The background is fabulous Sue, really deep and lovely pattern.
I'll be watching!
Big hug
Julie E

Jan on the Fosse said...


Hi Sue

Beautiful card, looking forward to seeing your Friday show.

Jan

hollyberry said...

A beautiful card,love the background. We are being spoilt with you on TV again so soon. Not complaining,love to watch you and looking forward to them.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. Really like the wax over the embossed card, it hi lights the embossing nicely and the little dove is gorgeous. Have the shows ready to tape and hope you have had some time to yourself after your busy weekend at Ally Pally and your up coming shows on hochanda. Take care of yourself Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

auscrafts said...

Saw the demo of this one ,lovely card

tracy w said...

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

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
Wow we have Julia all day today, and then you at the weekend.
How wonderful is that. Thank you all so much.
Take care Kitty.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card have set record for your shows
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card very contemporary, I love how you use the stamp to do a watermark effect. Good luck for your Hochanda show. Yvonne xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, beautiful card today, I saw you making this on Hochanda and loved it then as well. Will be watching on Friday and Saturday, I wish Virgin had it on there channels and I could tape it.

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

JennyH said...

Lovely card Sue, the dove is so beautiful with all that gorgeous embossing : )

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and what a gorgeous background. Love that dove! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

carol quinn said...

Really unusual card today sue....the dove is beautiful

valerija said...

A beautiful card,love the dove!
Valerija

Jacquie said...

Gorgeous card Sue, good luck with the shows

Love & Hugs

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

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today, I have to have the dove
Pat x

A Happercrafter6 said...

A pretty background in a different colour for Christmas.
Jan
Northampton

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today. Didn't get the dove - I think I bought enough for this years cards!
However, I do like it and the effect is great.
Well done you!
Anne M xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a gorgeous card I particularly love the embossing folder it's beautiful. Looking forward to your shows.
Hugs x
Heather T

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a beautiful card you have chosen for todays giveaway. I love the Dove die, and it is beautifully offset by the shade of blue. Have a great day. Bx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card. I do like the embossing folder. Can't wait for your shows at the weekend. Will be recording all of them.
Thanks for all your hard work.

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card today.
Maggie

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A super card, love the star swirl embossing folder! Definitely need to add that to my collection!!! x

Maria Illsley said...

A fantastic card Sue I have just bought this embossing folder and it is lovely it could be used all year round xxx

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Another great card Sue. ...you are bringing lots of Joy to lots of people. ..can't wait for the next shows on Hochanda...!
It's a real treat seeing all the Creative Expressions team in action again...we need weekly doses of all your creative talents.
Luv Rach :)

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Another lovely card with an out of this world background. Love it.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue.
I love the photography of this card it really shows the elegance of the embossing folder to the max, and with the gilding wax is the perfect finishing touch, all in all its so nice to see this card again. Will set all your up and coming shows to record for future referece as Im off to treat myself to a couple of your festive dies toady as I should be thinking of doing some Christmas cards inbetween everyday cards so I'm not rushing to get them all done ready for the big Christmas market ! I've been chasing my tail getting nowhere fast since getting home so I'm full of frustration and anxiety and another appointment to boot today - stop the world I wanna get off lol !
I'm sure everyone has days like that, not nice.
So Sue, I will send my love and hugs to you and to my usual list of special friends and to the lovely ladies on a very special FB page, have a lovely day dear friends.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
This is one of the cards I managed to watch you demoing on Hochanda between access issues with the broadband, loved it then and more so now that I can see the photos close up with that gorgeous background. Will be trying to watch again this week and Julia's shows too
You sure are busy !!!

Muriel x

Jane Franklin said...

Love the overall effect of this card and the unusual colour. Him indoors is out Friday so whoopee I can watch the show. Luv to all jxxx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful card Sue! I actually managed to see you demo this. The background is just gorgeous with the gilding wax on it. A perfect backdrop for the dove. Debra x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I have just bought the Dove of Peace die I will be having a play with it soon. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, another great card. Hazel x

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this card is gorgeous and the background really stands out with the gilding wax on it, the Dove of Peace is a really lovely die, I think you could also use this on a sympathy card. I am looking forward to your shows at the weekend.
Kathy x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Love the card and looking forward to Friday and Saturday.

Love
Roz.x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue such a pretty card and I love the dove. Lovely to hear you are back on Hochanda this weekend with lots of different dies. I hope you manage a bit of relax and breathe time before your next show. X

Jan.moogie said...

Loved this card when you demoed it so a chance to win it is great. Thanks for all you do hugs xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Love the card and looking forward to Friday and Saturday.

Love
Roz.x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card. Love the EF, so crisp and clear.
I am.looking forward to watching your shows over the weekend. Hugs to everyone. Take care xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue, will be watching you on hochanda again xx hazel young

Kath said...

A fabulous card and looking forward to the next demo.
Kath x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Beautiful card today. I'm looking forward to watching u on hochanda again. I hope Alex will be along side u too as at least she didn't interrupt u as much as the other host lol
Anyways I'm getting my mammogram results today as I'd found a lump a few weeks ago. This is my third time since I was 38.
my mom had breast cancer at 38 so to say I'm anxious is an understatement.
Yesterday before I had the mammogram I had my friends funeral he was the same age (41)
It was a horrible day an all I did was cry.
thank god for my friend Janice she was with me all day an really supported me.
Anyways thanks for letting me share this as I've not really told anyone about it. Xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Watched you do this one on Hochanda. It looks even better in the close up photo. I love the effect the embossing and building wax gives to the lovely blue card.

Love Rosemarie x x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is a gorgeous embossing folder, and my favourite star sprays die-cuts, a beautiful card.
I'm looking forward to your next shows, bring it on !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue I must say the embossing folder stands out more than it did on Hochanda.Ihave this one and it is my favourite. Will be watching tonight and tomorrow. Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours and the embossing looks fab.
Will be watching all the shows I can .....looking forward to them and so glad you are on again without a long wait!!
XxxRuth

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
How can anyone not want to see more of your Seasonal cards! I am waiting impatiently for your next set of shows this week-end.

Although as you know I'm an out and out traditionalist when it comes to Christmas but I do like today's gift. Everything you have used just enhances your beautiful Dove of Peace which of course is the star of the show.

I bought your 'Joy' die last year and didn't think you could top it but you have proved me wrong by producing this year's new edition of the word. Although I have bought my selection of Festive Dies for this year this die is on my wish list.

I have my October bday cards to make a start on today.
To all in pain an suffering today I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

sued99 said...

Love the blue with the gilding wax on. Looking forward to the weekend shows.

lilian said...

Hi Sue, lovely card,the e/b is fabulous, will try and see if anyone has it at the craft show at Exter tomorrow.
Will try and record your shows at the weekend, as my daughter is coming to stay.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Tracy, we are all thinking of you, please know are thoughts are with you .

SueJ said...

Really lovely card Sue, I bought the dove die and love it. I like all the techniques used and will be trying to copy them all. Good luck in the draw everyone.

Anonymous said...

Love the blue card and the embossing so deep on the background. Nice card.
Julia was, as ever, great on the show last night and Alex is doing well as a presenter, really like her. Long demo showing your patchwork piecing technique, no one could fail to make it successfully now!!
Tracy - horrid time for you, hope results are good. So sorry about your friend.
Beth B - great story!

'P' in Wales

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card, the gilding wax on the embossing is gorgeous and I love how you cut two doves so the wings are free moving. I've set up the recorder for your shows as my mum and brother are visiting so I can't be glued to the tv.
B xx

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue, have a good day.
Elaine H X

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Watched you demo this card on TV - I think we're all agreed, we love that dove!...lol
Looking forward to this weekend's shows...

Izzy

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, nice to see it in close up, watched the demo when you were on TV last. Needless to say I'll be watching this weekend.
Lydia
X

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, I love the dove. Looking forward to seeing your shows :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Lovely colour and unusual for christmas but then You dont do usual they are all very special whatever you do.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue. Looking forward to your shows, more inspiration. Thank you.Xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Now that's another embossing folder added to my wallpaper roll list of must haves.
Terrific card and love the gilding too.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anne said...

I do like the technique of stamping before embossing. A lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

foxyg said...

Fabulous card. I was lucky enough to win the Joy Wreath die, so will get busy now.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a stunning card and the gilding wax really show up this beautiful embossing folder. So looking forward to more demos on Hochanda at the weekend and also Julia's shows today. We are being so spoilt with Creative Expression shows, it's great. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue beautiful Christmas card, love it, Adore the embossing folder

Lorraine's blog said...

Loving the card and the Joy Wreath die.

karenlotty said...

Just gorgeous in every way

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card, enjoyed watching you demo this one, and I'm looking forward to your shows.
Tracy, my heart feels for you, I will be thinking of you, I hope the results are good you have been so strong..XO
Love and hugs to all xo

CHERYL Brown said...


Morning Sue,

A very striking card today and another EF to add to my ever growing wish list.

Tracy Stitt, oh my little flower, my thoughts and prayers with you as you await your results. I had the same last year and I received wave after wave of support from this blog. Don't ever be afraid to say something as everyone will be rooting for you and lifting your spirits when you are feeling down. A gurt big (((hug))) on it's way to you.
My basket of comfort blanket hugs is overflowing with excited hugs waiting to jump into your arms. Please help yourself to as many as you need,
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

patwyn said...

Another gorgeous card, Sue. Love the background !

Tracy: hope your result is good. So sorry to hear about your friend. Xx

Pat xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue another beautiful card and your design and colours are wonderful
Have a lovely day
Debs A

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - I love the background used on this morning's card & the dove is gorgeous!
Janette x

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, I love the dove against the beautiful background. Looking forward to your hochanda shows, and we have Julia's shows today!
Thanks for all the great inspiration,
Heather Treble

TOB said...

Hi Sue,I just love this card,the embossing is so gorgeous.
Hugs Theresa xx

sunshinepen said...

Morning Sue

I watched your show while you were making this card and thought how lovely it was and on close up it looks even better.

Great so pleased to see you are on Hochanda again.

Big craft hugs

Pen x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card with that gorgeous embossing, and the dove is just so serene.
:-)
Lorna D

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Just love this card with the dove against the beautiful background - looking forward to seeing your shows
Hugs
Carol x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card i have these dies and they are stunning.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry
xxx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, oh that design is just right for a batch of Xmas cards, I love embossed background and the Oval aperture gives it a little extra especially with the dove in it to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
I love the background of your card so much.
You finished it with pearl moon silver gilding wax and that looks absolutely stunning.
Rolf xxx

Pat Aberdeen said...

Beautiful card love the background and the colours x

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A lovely Christmas card, love the dove die. Saw you demo this on Hochanda
But it looks fantastic in close up.xx

Craftrn28 said...

I love the techniques you've used on this card Sue, stamping then embossing your background, will have to try that. Hope you have a great day
Valerie

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, nice card!!! You slow down girl don't
go wearing yourself out : ) I will set recorder has
I'm working this weekend :( I've got to get more money
to buy more dies : )
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, love the embossed background.

Jayne S said...

Lovely card, im off on holiday on Thursday so will be recording your shows.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Looking forward to the weekend shows and would love to win this card because it is so lovely did the colour is so different xx

hotpotato said...

Lovely card Sue, will have to try and catch you on Hochanda on Saturday....in London on Friday for a girlie day with my daughter. x

Paula said...

A beautiful card Sue! I love the blue card, haven't got that colour, yet!
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card today. I love this colour blue. It was lovely to see you at Ally Pally but I hope you've had a couple of days rest. Will be setting the recorder for your shows over the weekend.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and looking forward to seeing you demo again on tv. SueL x

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, saw you demonstrate this card and thought then that it was lovely so great to see it again. Looking forward to the shows
Wendy

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the embossing folder and the gilding wax really makes it pop. Looking forward to your shows

Tracy, thinking of you and I do hope the results are good

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Ann said...



Hi sue

Beautiful Christmas card

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Crafty Cruiser said...

A beautiful joyful card!
Doreen R

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a really gorgeous Christmas card. Your dove of peace is beautiful and the moon gilding wax gives a lovely effect.

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Saw you demo this beautiful card, looking forward to your shows. Hope you are rested after Ally Pally, although I suspect you are busy preparing for your shows.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Olga said...

What a great embossing folder! Love it! Nice card! Olga Ko

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great card, never tire of seeing your amazing designs.
Another folder for my wish list.
Tale care everyone, Jess xx

Karen W said...

Wow this is stunning, I love the color and subtle embossing. Gorgeous card!!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
First of all I am very sorry I forgot to post yesterday! I looked at the beautiful card, Pinned it and went off to watch the video as I wanted to see what you had done with the "waste". I was interrupted after that and completely forgot I hadn't left a comment! I like the black but prefer the white one. Just personal taste isn't it.
Today's card is lovely. I don't have the dove either and have last year's Joy. I think this one is beautiful but there were other ones I wanted to have more. Oh dear , decisions decisions! I will miss all Friday's Shows and am unable to record any as we have cable TV via Virgin Media. I do hope we can get Hochanda very soon. I would love to have seen what you do with all the lovely Christmas Dies! Never mind. I caught Julia's show on my iPad last night while ironing! It was nice to see Julia back on TV.
Stay safe- Saba! Xx
Sending hugs Maureen - be good! Xx
Kitty - you are in my thoughts and prayers! You are having quite a week to put it mildly. Thinking of you and sending hugs!
Diane - hope you are feeling better today, xxx
Michele - hope you are feeling better too! Xxx
Molly - miss you!
Love to all,
Myra xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
absolutely gorgeous, I love that dove!
Tracy Sitt, I am keeping all my digits crossed for you to have a GOOD outcome. You must be out of your mind and all my good wishes go with you.
Hugs, Rose

Rosemary Stickland said...

Pretty card, love the embossing folder.
Rosemary xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, very restful. Love the embossing touched with gilding wax - such a gorgeous colour. Thank you so much for sharing. Looking forward to seeing you on TV soon
Love Diane G xxxxx
Tracy my thoughts are with your day, you are going through a tough time. Keep positive and remember we are all here for you - sometimes it is easier to share your thoughts and fears with anonymous friends who you know will be there for you - I'm glad we can help. Sending you a big hug my love. Xxx
Myra - bruises coming along nicely thanks - touch of mustard see today! Xxx
Molly missing you, hope you are ok xxxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card. I love the dove and the embossing is so deep and crisp. I think I'm going to have to add a few folders to my 'Sue Wilson Wish List' :).
Bejay x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the silvery blue colour.The dove is beautiful.
Looking forward to your shows on Hochanda.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Jill Liddle said...

I wish I could get away with gilding wax as you have. I love the effect it has.

ursula said...

A stunning card Sue, I just love to play with gilding wax and embossed card, the effect is so beautiful....luv Ursula xx

IVY Cheong said...

A very lovely card. Looking forward to Friday and Saturday:-) take care, Ivy xx

DeCor said...

I love this card. Not only beautiful, but very fresh looking

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Gorgeous card Sue. I really love how you die cut two and then "off set". It's a lovely technique and one I have used. It looks so effective. Love the blue gilding wax, the EF and the cut oval where you have put the dove is a great idea xx Sending love and hugs to you sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need xx Mega hugs for you Tracy and our Molly xx Love Karen xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I love this card and the dies you have used, The dove is so beautiful, I also love this JOY stamp, there are so many ways it can be use and those little stars - well, they are not just for Christmas are they?
Hope you are having a good day.
Good luck everyone.
Love and hugs, Brenda XXX

Maxine T said...

What a beautiful card Sue, I am a blue lover so it tickled my fancy. I have been making Christmas cards like mad for a craft show, have to sell some to buy more if your dies, (lol). Keep them coming. Maxine T

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card...love the blue and all the detail. Jan D., Florida, USA

Jean Welling said...

Lovely card and colours Sue, can't wait to see your new shows.

Lesley Cann said...

Love the way you have done the dove on this one and the blue colour. Looking forward to your shows on Friday/Saturday. It has been great since Creative Expressions joined the new channel as we have seen much more of you all. Hope it continues.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, generally not a "bird" fan but love your dove. Have been having a play with sparkle texture paste this morning, love the effect - just need more masks and colours now!
Sending special wishes and healing hugs to Tracy. Sue XXX

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I love the effect on the Blue Dusk card on my screen it looks like a marbling effect. I like the Star sprays peeing from the aperture and your flying Dove is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

It's nice your back at Hochanda so soon, I'm looking forward to it.

Best wishes

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. I love the embossing it brings it to life. What a lovely card to receive. Thank you for sharing . Have sorted the recording for Fri and Sat. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. I love the embossing it brings it to life. What a lovely card to receive. Thank you for sharing . Have sorted the recording for Fri and Sat. Hugs Heather.x

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! This card is sooo beautiful Sue! The background is absolutely stunning!

Tracy Stitt...I'm so sorry for your loss. Glad your friend was there for you! Sending good thoughts and prayers for a good result today. Hugs!

Have a beautiful day Everyone!

Lindsay Martin said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card as always, I'm looking forward to watching you Friday/ Saturday I between work, can't wait as you finally get the time you deserve to demo x

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a gorgeous background and stunning design it's a;so very elegant Sue.
Gr Karin

KT Fit Kitty said...

Every day a new beautiful card! This is gorgeous!

jean.phillips1 said...

Afternoon Sue, lovely card giveaway today. I remember seeing this one demonstrated on TV. Love Jean xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a great card and I have a head start as I have the dove (love it) and the embossing folder. I *need* that shade of gilding wax!

Laine - a Furminator is a superior type of grooming comb that removes all the dead underneath coat as well as the surface loose fur. Glad you got the joke :)

Tracey - sorry for your loss and I hope you get good news for yourself. Your friend is just the person you need right now but remember we are all here to support you as well.

Frances

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely this card the Joy is such a great die may need to buy that one now lol!!
Suffering with pain again last night so recording Julia's shows and dosing up on pain killers so I can have some rest. Can't wait to get my scribble flowers die that I won that will cheer me up.
Hugs
Linda xx

Gail Chase said...

Beautiful card, I love the dove, simple yet elegant. The colors are understated but have a subtle contrast. The gilding wax is a wonderful touch.

Cathie Weary said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card. Love the watermarking, embossing and then the gilding wax is the finishing touch. Looking forward to the shows on the weekend. Have a great day.

Agnes Osborne said...

Wow!!! Loving the embossing folder and the bird die. The choice of colors are refreshing even though it's a Christmas card. I think I'll change my Christmas cards this year from dark, rich color to a refreshing shade! Thanks Sue for this brilliant idea and as always another beautiful card. Hope you're having a great time wherever you are!
Lots of love,
Aggie Osborne

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-love the colours.

Michele

Barbara W said...

Hi Sue

Loving this card and the colour (love anything blue!)

The background embossing folder is beautiful and the gilding wax is a lovely finishing touch.

Lol Barbara W x

CraftyJo said...

This is beautiful :)

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry, but I'm definitely in the minority here, this one is not for me - I think it's the blue!saw you demo this on Hovhanda and felt the same then.looking forward to your shows.
Tracy so sorry to hear about your friend. I'm keeping everything crossed for good results for you today. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

barbara macaskill said...

This is such a lovely card!! I love the blue and the watermark stamping is such a pretty subtle addition! A+++++ TFS!

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON THE NEW TV CHANNEL. GREAT CARD.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the color. Very pretty!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

cuilliesocks said...

Totally gorgeous card Sue, beautiful embossed card and die, Kate x

Brooke Bont said...

beautiful Christmas card.

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
I do like the Joy dies and the embossing folder.

Love
Meg
xxxx

Annie Pennington said...

What an unusual Christmas card. I love the colour scheme. xx Annie P

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Sorry not been commenting the last few days been away for some much needed r&r x beautiful card today sue x I really love how much the guilding wax highlights the embossing it makes such a difference xthe cards I have missed have been gorgeous too so thankyou sue for your inspiration x
Been catching up with all the comments and must say I am in awe of all your support for molly and rightly so x come back soon molly we don't think you are silly and you aren't the one in the wrong x sending you and nan and grandad a big hug x
Tracy I do hope your results are ok and can understand your anxiety x sending you a big hug too x
I am a bit cross with myself that anxiety got the better of me at ally pally and didn't have the whatsits to a have a full conversation with any of the lovely wilsonettes x feel pretty stupid now ! You all seem so lovely x also cross with myself that I specifically wanted those beautiful peony dies and went home without them and also cross with myself I couldn't persuade hubby to act as sues sun shade all day !!! Did have a lovely day though and am really lucky to have the opportunity to attend just the crowds got the better of me x
Yvonne g thankyou for the sticker and hope you are ok x
Beth you are so generous with your offer to laine and your story did make me chuckle x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Forgot to say congratulations to all the lucky winners xxx
Theresa w

Diane!s Favourite Place said...

Beautiful card, lovely layout and elements used.

Txcowgirl said...

Beautiful card Sue. Don't know how you can continually come up with new ideas and creations. You give us lots of inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card as always. I love the background on this card Crafty hugs fromAnnie B, Irchester Northants.

Linda28 said...

Beautiful card Sue, I saw you demonstrate it on Hochanda, not long now to your next shows -:) Take card everyone, Linda.

Love2papercraft said...

Greetings Sue & WW!
I'm so glad you put this card on the blog with all the great pictures! I love being able to zoom in so I can better see the details. There are so many things going on with this card (all in a good way-and not too much) it takes more than 1 look to see it all. Like the watermark stamping-it's subtle yet adds such depth and richness. I could go on about each technique because I love every one of them! I have to get that EF!
Tracy S, I'm sending hugs your way. What an awful, awful day you had yesterday. I'm glad you had your friend there to lean on. I hope your results give you some piece of mind. Don't forget we r here!
Lancashire Steph - it's been a long time since I heard someone else use the phrase "stop the world, I want to get off". It just seems to capture how I feel when everything is so frenzied. I often feel if it doesn't stop, I'll lose my hold and get spun right off, never to return. It's a yucky feeling and I'm sorry u r in that place at the moment!
Frances, thank u for clarification on 4paws! And thank you for your story! I had no idea what a Furminator was until u answered Laine. I can't even type it without hearing it pronounced by a Frenchman! And it makes me giggle like a 12 year old! Lol!
Laine, worry not about sounding stupid, I wouldn't expect you to know Colorado's weather! Heck, the weathermen who get paid to know about our weather can't even figure it out! But, we typically have sunshine over 300 days a year (for at least part of the day). However, we do get snow (most parts of the state anyway). We have 4 seasons but not as distinct as those in the North Eastern part of the country, but more so than to our West. We have shorter springs and falls than some, usually because it stays hot too long in the fall, or gets hot too early in the spring. We have great skiing here (or so I'm told - lived here all my life and never skied). We have a pretty good balance as far as humidity. I live near the foothills and with an hours drive I can be in the Rocky Mountains. All in all, I can't imagine a greater place to live - just a little hot for my comfort at times. I'm an odd-duck in that Fall is my favorite season & then Winter. I love the snow & cold. So maybe I would like Stirling? I too dream of winning the lottery - but my chances are zero because I don't buy tickets (as opposed to .00000000001% if I were to buy a ticket :)
Theresa glad to see u back!
I actually took the day off work because I need to make a bday card for my sister - and like someone else said, it takes me a whole day to make one like you do in 14 minutes Sue! But I've set the bar high and now everyone expects stunners! Lol and it's all your fault Sue! Hehe- I'm not really complaining! So my point being, I better get busy!
Hugs to all!
Rebecca in Colorado

Karen Drew said...

Great card. love the colours. looking forward to seeing what you do with the new dies on tv

Luv
Karen xx

Tracy Welham said...

Wow, that is so beautiful! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Susan Lesperance said...

Oh my gosh Sue, this card is beautiful. I just ordered the JOY dies. I absolutely love all of the cards that you've done with them.

Sue L'Esperance

Victoria Baxter said...

Love this card. Modern but traditional all in one.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Loved this card when you demoed it so thank you for sharing it here as well.

Beverley W

Barbara (C) said...

A beautiful card which would be a delight to receive. I have the Dove now just need the word!! Thanks for your generosity.....BarbaraC

Val Jones said...

A fantastic card Sue. The background is stunning.
Love Val in Spain x

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue. the gilding wax makes such a difference doesn't it? Really nice technique.

Thank you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Think this card has really lovely soft feel. Not my usual style, but has a lovely calm quality about it..

liz spooner said...

This is a lovely card today Sue, I have this embossing folder and used it for a mans card the other day.xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
A great card!!! Looking forward to more hochanda shows!!! The JOY die set is another one on my ever growing wish list!!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Susi in Cyprus said...

Love the use of the gilding wax on this card. It really adds something to the finished look. Something else for my shopping list lol!

Getting so much better after the transfusion. At least I can walk without being dizzy! Now if I could just get rid of the pain in my bottom from where I fell, I'd be back to normal, whatever that is!!! 😀

Tracy, I feel for you as I know only too well how it is to wait for results. Sending you positive thoughts and good wishes!

Best wishes and hugs to whoever needs them.
Susi in Cyprus

pinky said...

This card really is a joy Sue. Love the depth of that embossing.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening Sue and her crafty crew!

What a gem of a card, so much to learn from the variety of techniques used- I would never normally stamp then emboss a background in fear that it would be texturely and visually overbearing but somehow when you do something it always works beautifully. Maybe the secret is to be bold and experiment because it's only a piece of paper after all and you'll never make the same mistake twice. I'm not overly keen on this shade of blue, it has grey undertones and I prefer a warmer blue, but the gilding wax is a lovely touch. The doves are exceptional, I love how you layer them to give the wings movement. Anyone would be proud to own such a beautiful sample of your genius.
I'm getting steadily more excited about your weekend shows..I've even almost forgotten my disappointment at not having met you at Ally Pally last week, but not quite!...the thought of you featuring more festive favourites has really whetted my appetite. It must take up oodles of time preparing your samples and demos before the big day, I really appreciate all the hard work you put in on our behalf. Do you think that you will be appearing on any rival channels as well in the future or are you exclusive to Hochanda? Whilst their presenters and format are improving, their prices lag behind, I feel that they need to offer comparable deals to C&C to compete in the long term.
Had a busy day today, was on the phone and internet at 9 am sharp for the pre sales of the Strictly Come Dancing Live shows- spent a small fortune last year buying regular seats in the second row which were fab but decided to get disabled tickets this year..my Mum has two sticks and I usually use a wheelchair, it's the blind leading the blind:-)...can't quite believe that the difference in cost, it was three times higher last year for seats not much closer to the stage! I am so looking forward to it, it starts again proper this weekend and it's one of my favourite shows...rather ironic considering I use a chair, but I like to think of myself as a seated salsa officianado:-) I love getting 'Strictlified' for the event, getting kitted out in all my tackiest bling, however, apart from loads of little girls in sequinned dresses and tiaras my Mum and I stood out somewhat in the centre of Glasgow at 2.30 in the afternoon:-)
Tracey S, I've been thinking about you all day today, how brave of you to open up to us about you health concerns, I am truly humbled. You have really had a mountain to climb over the past few years and it can't have helped having your own mortality shaken by the death of your friend. I truly hope that you receive some positive news today, you deserve a bit of good fortune honey. Please let us know how you get on, massive hugsxxxx

Rebecca, your my kind of gal, you've certainly got your priorities right in the balance between work and pleasure-hope you make some headway on your cards today, I'm with you though in the fact that it takes me a number of hours to recreate a bit of Sue Wilson magic, my standards are impossibly high now...as are my family's...I just wish I was slightly more efficient! Maybe I should have started my Christmas cards in March cos at this rate I'll be lucky to complete enough to go round!
Colorado sounds just perfect to me, you have the best of both worlds with the seasons, we have a temperate climate which means a lot of damp mild weather all year round without the massive temperature shifts. As Norah will testify though, Stirling is very beautiful cos we are surrounded by the Ochil hills with larger craggy hills and lochs in the distance.
Frances, thanks for enlightening me on the definition of Furnicator , I still can't get the little French voice out of my head though, it's given me hours of fun and giggles...sad I know!
Wishing everyone a lovely remainder to your evening, hope you're getting a bit of rest between jobs though Suexxxx

Love and crafty hugs

Laine1972xxx

Always Learning said...

Yet another lovely card, interesting background. Looking forward to the tv shows. Karen x

Theresa Pace said...

this is fab. so much going on! that blue card is great. love it and i can almost reproduce it apart from the star flourishes, hugs xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card Sue, lovely EF and great photos
to show all the different steps. Thank you.

Tracy Stitt- so sorry about your friend,and you
are in my thoughts. We will be here for you .x

Yvonne- hope you are ok and just to busy for comment.
Miss you story's and banter with Beth and Lorraine.
Hope to see you at AP in April again.x

Molly- where are you our young crafter ? We miss you x
Hugs to you and your family x

To everyone on this blog who are a Wilsonette and to
all friends , take care and
hugs Maria x

Laura O said...

another great card ,Laura O

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful christmas card. Cant wait for Friday will be watching and also recording all your shows so i can craft along with it in my own home.
Take care
Hazel G XX

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Looking forward to your TV Shows at the weekend.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Stunning card, and love the background colour too. I cant wait for Friday, will be recording your shows, as I have some coffee mornings to attend on Friday and over the weekend.

I will have to try my hand at gilding wax too.

Thanks Sue for all your inspiration and will be looking eagerly at your shows.

Love and good wishes to you all.
Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock. xx

Ann Lauzon said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card, I'm gonna try to recreate it because I'm never lucky enough to win it....Hugs, Ann

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue just lost my post GRRR
I love Todays card the embossing folder is so deeply etched &
your photography shows it off brilliantly.
The joy die is lovely but I bought last year's joy die,so bought some of your other new dies.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy Stitt what a awfull day you had so sorry about the loss of your friend.pleased your friend was with you,
Giving you support . My thoughts & prayers are with you for good results of your mammogram ((((Hug's))) for you xx

Molly please come back missing you sweetheart (((((Hug's))) for you & your family xx

TOB THERESA hope your ok (((((Hug's)))) xxx

(((((Hug's )))) for BETH & DEB C love Lynda xx

Hug's for all my friends xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oooooh, This card is just gorgeous !! I fell in love with your beautiful little dove of peace die, the day of your Christmas die launch. It was one of the first ones I bought. I think it is just soooo elegant and absolutely beautiful. I think it is very classy. I love the background you have created Sue and the colours you have used. Your Joy die looks great to. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card today. X x x
I really love yesterday's card to. That one is really beautiful to. Thank you Sue. Sending you lots of love today from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, it is quite different in it's colours and the beautiful dove is lovely. Great card.
Di B. x

Eunice said...

This card is very different but also very stunning!

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love it.

Shirley T.

melody said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, I watched you demo this one an it made me go an buy the dove die as I was not to sure I would use till I seen this demo. Take Care Melody xxxXxx

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Janice Brummett said...

Beautiful card. Love the embossing folder and dove die. Just wish I had more money for "my habit".

Dawn Holben said...

Another beautiful card, I like the effect the gilding wax gives on the embossed card and the subtle
stamped poinsettias in it too.
gives a wonderful background to show off the beautiful dove die.

Darlene4527 said...

NAnother very pretty card, Sue. Love the colours and dove.

Suzzette Yandle said...

I especially like the 3D look of the stars and the bird. Good job of getting such motion on your lovely card.

Sandy H said...

Lovely card. The embossing folder is gorgeous.
Take care everyone.

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue and a video too just off to watch it, have a great day hugs xxx

Vie Carter said...

Would love to win this - beautiful

Vie
x

Micky French said...

Love this card, it's gorgeous. I am now going to order the die and folder from Julia.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

terrie said...

What a beautiful card...it turned out really nice....tfs
well done Sue

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, definitely would love to win it.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Like the card but would probably use different colours.
Looking forward to your shows on Friday and Saturday.

Susan White said...

Love this background with the stamping then embossing effect - bet it looks even better in real life, so I'll keep my fingers crossed! Susan x

karen keen said...

Good Evening Sue
Another lovely card. The embossing folder really sets it off.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue.
Ohh wow what a beautiful card who would not want to be the winner of this little beauty
It is stunning Sue and ticks all my boxes
Hugs to all that need them
Good luck in the draw folks
Theresa. G. X

TDQ Karen said...

Really pretty. Love the watermark stamping

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