Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hello there crafters!  Today's giveaway is a gentle card, very subtle with a white and gold theme, but really pretty in person.  I started by embossing coconut white card with the Star Swirls embossing folder.  I rubbed Enchanted Gold gilding wax over the top of the embossing for a subtle accent.  Next, I ran dries clear glue all the way around the edge and coated it with Iced Snow and allowed it to dry.  For the focal element, I cut an oval using the Peeking Snowflake.  I added a gold edge by using the oval dies from both the Peeking Snowflake and the Lattice Snowflake die sets.  I cut several of the Jingle Bells die in white card and sprayed them with glue to stack them for dimension.  I sprayed the top of the sentiment and then sugared it with Diamond Sprinkles.  One more Jingle Bells die was cut in gold and I used it as an offset shadow, gluing it below.  I created several poinsettias for the card by cutting the Classic Poinsettia out of vellum in a variety of sizes and adding the Open petal Poinsettia cut out of white card on top.  I offset two for each flower and added a small clear Dazzler to the centres.  I arranged the larger flower on a piece of white tulle, then set the two smaller flowers in the opposite corner.  I pierced a white mat, then added a thin gold mat and another white layer to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8 1/4" in size.  If you would like a chance to win this card, just leave me a comment and I will enter you into the drawing.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x


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Pam said...

Such a lovely card Sue. Elegant and delicate.
Melody, my daily thoughts and prayers to you, Francis, Molly and family. Life is very difficult for you at the moment but you are strong and loving.
Take care everyone especially those in pain or suffering.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, I have been cutting poinsettia flowers in various colours for some of my cards
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

nancyd said...

MorningvSue, a fabulous Christmas card love the die and the flowers.
Nancyd xx

Heather Rogers said...

Lovely Sue, I love the bells they are so sweet. It's a beautiful card.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Love this card especially the embossing folder
Pat x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, lovely card today, I must say the embossing on the words and bells is marvellous and by cutting 3 of them and layering them on top of one another it really makes them pop, I will have to try this one as well.

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

Karen Derbyshire said...

Simply elegant. A beautiful card.

Linda28 said...

Stunning card today Sue, my second batch of your Christmas dies arrived yesterday, so will be busy playing with them on my day off tomorrow, and then down to some serious Christmas card making. Hugs to all, Linda.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very delicate elegant card & with my favourite poinsettia on it. Lots of textures & very tactile. Those bells are just so cute. Yvonne xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, the poinsettia fab.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love love love today's card!!! The EF the dies and the beautiful poinsettia. Gorgeous!!'
Muriel x

tracy w said...

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

Julie Elli said...

Quality products, producing quality results by a quality lady!
Big hug
Julie E

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
Beautiful. Your photography shots are amazing, they show every wonderful detail of the deep embossing enhanced by the guilding wax. It really is a pretty Christmas card, and it will be a lucky Sueaholic that has this special gift delivered next week.
I have to say that Julia did a fantastic job yesterday, anyone that was afraid or wary of using masks must feel extremely confident now that they could add this technique to their craft as Julia took away all the worries and concerns for the nervous beginner. I just need to start collecting more masks as my addiction is growing fast lol.
Here's hoping you have a good day Sue, and I leave you with my usual love and hugs, I also have some set aside for my special friends here and on the wonderful FB page.
Have a lovely day.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous. This is one very specail card.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
This card is another master piece. I really intend to play all weekend this week. No grandchildren about to distract me. I love them but the do take all the time you have - worth it tho as they were crafting all last weekend.
Anyway back to the card - it is beautiful. I did get the jingle bells die so will be trying so I will be playing along.
Julia was great yesterday - really inspiring with masks.
Creative expressions hav a fabulous team!
Anne M xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is absolutely stunning. I love the colour combo and all the techniques you have used. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Nancy Soetaert said...

What a great, lovely, wonderful, .... card you've made! (Can't say enough superlatives, my Enghlish isn't so good...!)
Love it!

valerija said...

Wonderful card!
Valerija xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
This is a stunning card . I have the pointsetta dies and am so pleased with the results. I'd not thought about stacking the focal die cuts in this way, so I must give it a go. I would LOVE to win this card! Thank you for offering it to us. Best wishes, Anne O

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card especially the bells and poinsettia.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue,Stunning!!!
Good luck everyone!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Maria Illsley said...

Beautiful the embossing folder is gorgeous and the gilding wax brings it to life. The poinsettias made out of vellum are lovely and the jungle bells is an unusual sentiment xxx

rosiejt said...

I should love to win this. I especially like the way you have used the poinsettia dies.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love this card, the background with the embossing folder is so subtle with the gilding wax, great focal element with lots of dimension from the stacked die cuts and the poinsettias. Here's crossing my fingers. Good luck everyone. Bx

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card Sue,love the look of vellum under flower die,thank you,Linda x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A stunning card, I'm loving the vellum behind the open petals, a beautiful look.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A stunning card, elegant and classy. I love the embossed background design and the poinsettias are gorgeous.x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab background and love the vellum poinsettia. Must try that!

Jaquie Purser said...

Good morning Sue truly beautiful work as always you have always been an inspiration to me .
Thankyou Sue.
lLorra love from Jaquie

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue

If any of my friends made me this card for Christmas (knock knock) it would be one to keep in my specials album. Love it.


hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the poinsettia in vellum xx hazel

TDQ Karen said...

Just beautiful. Perfect for special friend and family cards. I love all the elements x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card I love the design and the colours. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

sandy acland said...

This is a very pretty card, we dont see bells enough on Christmas cards.
I love the flower too:0)

Sandy (tort)

Lizzybea said...

Hi sue
What an elegant card,I just love the soft tones and the velum flowers.
Liz xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,,
Brilliant card, love everything about it.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card sue, going to dig the vellum out from my stash!

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Gorgeous card Sue ....very elegant
Luv Rach :)

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
I have the perfect spot for this card. It is really lovely. I really need to get those poinsettia's. Every time I see them on one of your beautiful cards they blow me away. I am so in awe of how you come up with so many different designs and combinations of putting things together to create such wonderful works of art. I do hope you have managed to recharge your batteries and put your feet up after such a hectic schedule over the last few weeks x
Theresa - I was really shocked to hear my name read out during Sue's show. I have sent e mails in the past but they've never actually featured in the shows. Obviously when Sue mentioned her sweet treat I knew it may open the floodgates for begging requests. Lol. You could ask Sue to share but I think you may have more luck getting blood out of a stone x
Maria - I am a little concerned about the comment you made about being brave - am I really that scary? Lol. It would be lovely to able to chat to everyone at Ally Pally but I think we would need a whole week. Next time we will sit next to each other and share secrets x
Lorraine - I do not need to curry favour with Sue. Being in the top favourite position is purely because of my stunning good looks and magnetic personality. The sweet treats are out of the goodness of my heart. You sound so bitter my dear - jealousy is a terrible thing.
Your stories of Brodie's antics do make me laugh. He is so like a spoilt child.He could star in his own soap with you as supporting actress x
Jan - did you manage to keep your cocktail dress clean whilst doing your housework? The funniest thing is when the postman knocks on your door and gives you a quizzical look. In response you simply say - 'just cleaning'! It leaves the postman puzzled for the day and brings a smile to your face - I am speaking from experience x
Magpie - thanks for the advice but I will admit it was tiredness and sheer stupidity on my part that caused me to lose my comment x
CraftySuetoo - so sorry forgot to say how pleased I was to hear your good news x
Melody and Molly - you are in my thoughts - sending you love and a warm hug x
I think we are in for another bright sunny day - fabulous for catching up with my washing. Not so good when the sun shines on my windows which are badly in need of a clean. When I do get round to it I think my posh frock will be a necessity - the vision of me up a ladder in a state of complete overdress will certainly give the neighbours something to talk about.
Take care everyone
Crafty hugs

Kath said...

A fabulous card - very stylish.
Kath x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A very beautiful card. I love this embossing folder. Stacking dies certainly does give stability.

Love Rosemarie x x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card love the colours. love Jean Z xxx

IVY Cheong said...

Must say I have a soft spot for vellum. Love this card, Ivy xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Such an elegant and graceful gift you have given us today.
White with just the right amount of gold. So nothing overdone and in the face.
I have loved each and everyone of your Christmas cards this year.

Not sure what to do today all I know is that it will be a crafting day but not decided whether it will be bday or Christmas cards. Perhaps I'll toss a coin.

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

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card, love the poinsettias in the vellum must try this,
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very pretty card today, love the vellum poinsettias, so elegant - and that embossing folder looks like it could be used all year round so would be a good buy...


crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card, love all the techniques used,

I'm waiting in all day today for the Gas man to come and do the yearly service our boiler. Don't you just love it when they say anytime between 8.30 am and 5pm. It's a bit chilly today as well so because the boiler has to be cold no heating on, just a nice fleecy blanket to snuggle under and hot cup of tea.

Also gives me more opportunity do more Christmas cards. While watching John on Hochanda.

Have a great day

lilian said...

Good Morning Sue, what a wonderful card, just love everything about it.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Diane said...

Hi Sue
This is such a beautiful card today, love the gilding wax on the background, it gives such a gorgeous shimmer to it. I think the velum poinsettia has to be my favourite though, they look really delicate. Thank you for sharing such a masterpiece with us. Take care love Diane G xxxx

Melody and Molly sending you both a big hug xxxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a wonderful card. The Jingle Bells is a great die, I will have to ask Pat S very nicely if I can borrow hers : ) I love your vellum Poinsettias (my favourite Christmas die) and will be making some again this year as I have the dies but have never used vellum to make them for some reason. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us : )
Hugs to everyone. Take care xx
Melody, I can't start to imagine how you feel at the moment so all I can do is send my love and hugs to you all x

Sylvia Yates said...

Gorgeous card this morning Sue. Really lovely! I haven't had too much luck using gilding wax, think I'm too heavy - handed but will continue to practice. Have a great day all you crafty ladies out there hugs Sylvia xx

Sylvia Yates said...

Gorgeous card this morning Sue. Really lovely! I haven't had too much luck using gilding wax, think I'm too heavy - handed but will continue to practice. Have a great day all you crafty ladies out there hugs Sylvia xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Yet another gorgeous very elegant cards. Love it. Poinsettias are so delicate looking done in vellum. Would never have thought of that.

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, it's just stunning.
Every time you showcase a card with dies I don't have I feel the need to get them.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, such a beautiful card for todays giveaway! Love the embossing folder. Love Jean xxx

auscrafts said...

stunning card,really pretty,love the guilding wax

JennyH said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the white and gold combo is stunning : )

SueJ said...

Really lovely card Sue, very elegant. Would stand out amongst all the others on display.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, very elegant.
B xx

foxyg said...

Stunning card. Everything about it is gorgeous.

Don't you think some people who have commented should have their own blog!!

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card today. I love the vellum poinsettias. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the poinsettias. I do like the touch of gold on the bells, very effective.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Soft gold and white is such an elegant combination and I love how you've stacked your sentiment to really make it pop - must try this!
Melody - I was so sorry to read of the heartbreaking decision that your family has to make; I can't begin to imagine how you feel but I would like to send you my love and good wishes.
Hugs to all. Sue XXX

sunshinepen said...

Good morning Sue

I just love the way you have made the flowers, something that could be used on any type of card and in different colours.

Sad news Mum is back in hospital last been a bit of a worry during the night. No news yet. So to see your card was a great uplift for me.

Crafty hugs

Pen x

Anne said...

What a lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue so elegant and the pointsettia is so delicate done in vellum. JJxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful cards.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card especially the vellum poinsettias. They are just gorgeous. I do like the jingle bells die but don't think I can justify spending any more money , so I'll just have to substitute.
Melody, Francis,Molly and family - thinking of you.
Tracy - hope you are feeling better today,
Lynda - thanks for the update of Lynne M. If you are in touch again, please pass on my love to her.
Lorraine - I was really chuckling reading about the escapologist otherwise known as Brodie! We had a rescued border collie who could get out of anywhere! Only problem was, she also liked chasing cars! She had two routes when she escaped - one was down onto the building site ( our estate was still being built) and the other was up onto the road. Everyone on the estate knew her and would tell us which way she'd gone. Once she was up on the road trying to herd the cars. There were 10 people from our cul de sac trying to catch her!! Fortunately we did! Another time I was at a lesson with her - the teacher was an ex police dog handler so knew his stuff. I used to go once a week and he would ask how the training had gone. One time I said she wouldn't stop barking at dogs, so he took us round to the kennels and honestly she was as good as gold ( butter wouldn't melt). Next week I said she tries to chase the horses in the field behind us and bark at them, so off we went to a field that had horses. She sat looking at me as if to say " aren't I good". I thought here we go again! Then she decided to go and see the horse who proceeded to kick her! She came running back and sat between my legs as close as she could get! The last time we went, I told the trainer I wouldn't dare let her off her lead. Back to the field with the horse in, triainer told me to go and stand about 50 yards way and call her. I did so, she ran up to me , straight round me and then climbed over an 8 foot hawthorn hedge onto the main road and was chasing oil tankers!! Honestly my heart was in my mouth! I think at this point so was the trainers!! We eventually got her back and the trainer said" Well that's never happened before!" I think he finally believed she had a wicked side to her! We never let her off the lead by a road or anywhere near sheep, but in woods etc she was fine. She was such a gorgeous dog too. Thank you for telling us about Brodie as this has brought back these memories of Bonnie xx
Love and hugs to all and hope you have as good a day as possible, Alison xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

This brought a smile to my face. Lovely. xx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, this is such a pretty card this morning - so delicate! Love the vellum poinsettias!
Janette x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful classy card. I love the colours used. It would make anyone smile to receive this at Christmas. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful classy card. I love the colours used. It would make anyone smile to receive this at Christmas. Hugs Heather.x

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card. I particularly like the embossing folder and those poinsettias are so pretty. Hugs xxx. Pauline A

Bente Sørflaten said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card, and lovely flowers!
A good idea to make them out of vellum :))

Anonymous said...

Love this card, Sue, especially like the vellum poinsettias - must try!
Melody, Tracy, Pen - thinking of you all.
Lynda, thanks for info re Lynne Mills - best wishes to her and hope eyes get fixed!

'P' in Wales

TOB said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card, gorgeous poinsettias.
Hugs Theresa xx

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue stunning card, love that embossing folder

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card I really must try and save enough money for the poinsettia.dies as they look so delicate made in vellum have a great day

Linda Norris said...

Morning Sue,
What a gorgeous card, those poinsettias look lovely in vellum. I can't believe you would want to give such a gorgeous card away you are so kind.

I posted very late or should I say early hours yesterday having suffered with fibromyalgia pain after a lovely day spent with my husband on our 30th wedding anniversary on Monday. It was worth the pain as we had a lovely meal and my husband bought me a beautiful pearl ring.
Thank you for you good wishes and congratulations.

Melody you and your family are still in my thoughts I hope you read my little message I left you. It may seem silly to some talking of angels but I truly believe they are there to help us in times of distress. Big hugs sent to you and your family.

Linda xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A lovely card today! I must try your vellum poinsettias, they look so delicate on your cards.
I love the Star Swirls Embossing folder which you have used for the background.
Have a good day, everyone!
Lesley S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - who wouldn't want to win this card, or any of your cards! This is such a subtle and elegant card. I love the use of velum for the flowers and the stacked sentiments are something I'm copying all the time now - thank you for your wonderful ideas. Best wishes

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Gloriously festive without being over the top.
Have a great day.
Ang x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, you are so clever and imaginative. SueL x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Another beauty for the winner, Wow !the embossing looks so thick making this a very classy Christmas card i love it .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, well the weather did turn out lovely yesterday and today is promising to be as nice, I do enjoy these late Indian summer days before the cold dark morning and evening dont you?
A beautiful card and I love the embossed background which really sets of the Jingle Bells sentiment beautifully. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, I love the very elegant look that you have created here.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card I love the dies you have used and your design is wonderful I will have to get some of the gilding wax xx

Debs A xxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
This card is so elegant and so beautifully Christmassy!!
Lorna D

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
What a gorgeous card if you have for us today, those little bells beside the jingle bell message are so cute. And I love the Poinsettia made in Vellum. In fact I love everything about this gorgeous creation.
Thank you for shareing.
Love and Hugs, Brenda xxx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, a very delicate and beautiful card !
Take care Jane B. From a sunny UK !

Chris Curry said...

Beautiful card. Elegant, clean lines and subtle colours all work perfectly. Thank you Sue. Xx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, looks very classy. xx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
what a fabulous card again...
As a lot of people say christmas is not far away so your example comes right on time. I love the golden white combination and I love gilding wax so much.
Best wishes
Rolf xxx

Joyfullcreations said...

Good morning Sue
What a lovely card and a clever idea for cutting the poinsettia in vellum, something I am going to try right now.
Thank you for all the great ideas

Beryl Treble said...

A beautiful card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card! I love the vellum poinsettias, they are so pretty.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the poinsettia dies you have used, the vellum ones are gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Linda Norris said...
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Paula said...

Such a beautiful, peaceful card Sue. I love everything about it, and it's even within my capabilities to make! :) Thank you.
Paula x

Lisa Hamer said...

Morning sue,
You are a very talented lady it is such a lovely card.I need to get my crafty mojo back and getting making things again.
Best wishes

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well I haven't been on your blog now for 5 weeks this is the 1st time since then oh wow have I missed out we moved house and we have had no phone lines or internet so just now the engineer as done all the work and finally here I am gosh I have had withdrawal's from not stopping by on your blog I have so much catching up to do and I have missed all the shows to :0( ..

Any how todays card is stunning I just love it ... HAPPY DAYS lol :0)

hugs Sarah N xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Beautiful and very elegant card. Just put bells in the middle and would make a lovely wedding card.

Jan.moogie said...

One of my favourite word die and so elegantly done, love it. Have a great day hugs xx

utilitygirl said...

Wow - that's lovely Sue - but they always are !!

Tracy Stitt said...

Good mornin sue and crafters

I love today's card. I had to resist temptation to buy this one but maybe next year lol. I really love the poinsettia and did get the filigree one I'm gonny definitely do them in vellum after watching ur shows they looked so delicate and pretty.

Yvonne. U had me in stitches yesterday with the thought of everyone doin their housework etc in their cocktail/fancy dresses good too tho gonny try that today!!!

Tx cowgirl. Thanks for your info. My hubby takes the first one for his hay fever. The second one I've not heard of before but will look into it.

I was diagnosed in 2000 with ibs so I've had it so long but mostly have figured out my triggers there are a few food triggers but the main one is stress. The tablets I use are also available over the counter but are expensive this way. I get them on prescription which for us in Scotland are free. I take colpermin which is peppermint oil and buscopan. Buscopan I only take when the colpermin isn't calming it down And at the rate I go thru medication for ibs and my back pain would have otherwise cost me a fortune!!

Hugs to all that need them an love to all xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Still sore today chick but ur story about ur dog has had me chuckling away lol

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
This is a little gem of a card, love everything about it

Hugs and best wishes everyone

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! Gorgeous gorgeous card Sue x So elegant in gold. Love how you matt a few dies on top to give them dimension and also how you off set to cause a shadow. I love love love the velum poinsettias with the open one cut in card and placed on top. Stunning Sue! Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need of some too xx Love Karen xx Love and hugs to you Melody, Molly, nanna and family xx Linda, so glad that you had a wonderful time on your anniversary and such a gorgeous present off your husband x As for you and Angels, I believe in them too x They're always there xx No problem Yvonne, I'm just the same! xx Jan, Cilla Black used to do that. She would wear an outfit before the shows that she did and do her hoovering in them. If it felt ok by the time she finished she'd wear it! Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

A beautifully elegant card! Love the embossing and the lovely poinsettia. Debra x

Tressa said...

An absolutely gorgeous card. Like others, I especially like the vellum poinsettias, the vellum produce such a delicate flower.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Pat got it spot on - this is a little gem of a card, so elegant. I want to hug the vellum poinsettias, they are so beautiful.
Whoever wins this beauty will be lucky indeed.
Hugs, Rose

Greta said...

Just love the whole card, it is very elegant with all the elements blending so well.
Another Sue masterpiece. Thanks.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a really gorgeous card. I love the white embossed background with the gilding wax hint of colour. The velum and card pointsettias are stunning.

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue, What a beautifull, delicate and eligant card. I don't know how you keep producing such wonderful cards.

Sparrow said...

Using vellum and card for any of your open/closed flower dies is a great combination.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the shade of that gilding wax it has a beautiful dull gold tone which adds to the elegance of this card.

SerenePolly said...

Hello Sue. This is quite exquisite. There is always a place for a more 'conservative' approach - it just shouts class. I am waiting for your new dies to arrive and then it will be head down to making Christmas cards!

Take care.



Alan's Mummy said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card. In fact, I ordered this die last week, and when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised at the size - it's actually much bigger than you think, and certainly large enough to be the main element on a card. As soon as my foundations card arrives from Joanna, I'm going to make this, and I wouldn't be surprised if this turned out to be my Christmas 2015 card... ;-)

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and the poinsettias are fantastic

Jean Welling said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful card the colours are lovely so gentle.

Thanks Jean

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful gold and white card, love the flowers too. Stunner.
Di B. x

Measha06 said...

Fabulous flowers they look exquisite, Love the entire design. Beautiful white and gold make a fab winter wedding card.

gailgale said...

Hi Sue,
This is a beautiful card. I love all the new Christmas dies.
I really enjoyed your shows on Hochanda.
I hope you will be able to make a few videos for YouTube from the cards you made on Hochanda. I would love to be able to watch them over and over. I don't have DVR.
Thank you for sharing with us and the chance to win one of your beautiful cards.

donna sherman said...

Absolutely beautiful card!!! Love the sentiment and the bells!!! The poinsettias are beautiful! The whole card is stunning!!!!!

weefortune said...

Stunning Card sue xx

Craftyrn28 said...

This is lovely Sue, and so many techniques to try out. I really like how delicate the flowers are. Thank you

Oma said...

Sue, this card is beautiful! I never think to use vellum to cut dies. I will have to try this technique.

patwyn said...

This is a beautiful elegant card, Sue and I just love the poinsettias . I have not tried using vellum for flowers, but it looks beautiful on this card. Another must try! Thank you for all this inspiration you give to us.

Pat xxx

patwyn said...

This is a beautiful elegant card, Sue and I just love the poinsettias . I have not tried using vellum for flowers, but it looks beautiful on this card. Another must try! Thank you for all this inspiration you give to us.

Pat xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love the vellum poinsettias, and jingle bells always was my favourite song! Not the naughty version either lol x
carole eaton

Anonymous said...

Just Stunning!, i have this die and i love this card, Thank you Sue for your inspiration From Lianne Morrison xx

Sassy said...

I am so in awe at the elegance you created with die cuts and paper! Well, okay, there's more to this lovely card than that. It's absolutely stunning. I love the touches of gold, including the touch of shimmer you added to the embossing. I adore your poinsettia flowers. Using velumn and embossing powder brings a flower that looks more realistic. I love this card, Sue. You continue to inspire and bless. I cannot tell you how much I am learning by watching your videos. Thank you so much.

Scottydog said...

Love it Sue, simple in style yet elegant.

Anonymous said...

I love everything about this card...lots of detail, yet an elegant simplicity in a way. The vellum poinsettias are beautiful. I was thinking the other day of doing the same thing but trying light weight acrylic instead of the vellum.

Thanks for another wonderful card.

Jan D., Florida, USA

Maxine T said...

Love the Valium pointseta Sue, I will have to try that. Your cards are all so inspiring, keep them coming
Maxine T

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card.The touches of Gold really make the card stand out
Take care
Hazel G XX

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I can imagine the background is lovely in person. I love the shadowing effect and your Poinsettia's are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Susan White said...

Beautiful card Sue - I think this is my favourite of all your Christmas cards so far this year, although it is hard to choose! Susan x

Jean said...

So lovely! Another wonderful card!

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card anyone would be thrilled to receive, it has so many gorgeous details.
Hugs x
Heather T

Julie Strange said...

What a classy card. So inspirational.

Julie S

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! Another absolutely fabulous card, Sue! You truly amaze me.

Have a beautiful day everyone!!!


PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, very classy & elegant.


CraftyJo said...


Hazel said...

Good afternoon, Sue this is a very classy card with a touch of elegance. Hazel x

Anonymous said...

Myra from Florida sends warm wishes to you. Actually, hot wishes as we have only had a couple of fall like days here. But lots of rain. Love your card today. I've got gilding wax and poinsettia dies. I have to try and do your card justice. Okay. I'll try to to do a card justice as yours are impossible to duplicate! I just don't have the Sue touch. But I try. Thanks for the inspiration.

KVencel said...

I just love to see how you mix, match & combine your dies to make a totally new ensemble, Sue. Every card has a fresh, new look even though the dies may be the same. These ideas are so inspiring & cost-effective. This particular card is just gorgeous! White & gold are so classically elegant. Love!

Barbara (C) said...

Really like the design of todays card. The use of parchment in the construction of the flowers is a great addition! A great colour combination too...

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely seasonal card. I have this embossing folder and it does look beautiful when gilded. I cut poinsettias from red vellum last year and was very pleased with the result.

Lynda - please pass on my best wishes to Lynn and hopefully the hospital will be able to help with her eyesight.


Pearl said...

Nice card today Sue, thank you.

Pearl x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful christmas card love the poinsetias dies.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow such a chique and gorgeous card, those poinsettias are fab Sue .
Gr Karin

Janet Morcombe said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card the white and the gold are so classy. I love the vellum is so delicate and never used that with my dies before but have been inspired. Looking forward to using my Poinsettia dies and intend purchasing the Jingle Bells die this evening.

Thank you
Jan -x-

SusanP, Kent said...

This is a beauty! Love its subtlety. Gentle is a great way to describe it.

Diane Maitland said...

Hello Sue and everyone else
I have been missing from here for so long but I am trying to get back on track. I haven't missed any of Sue's fabulous design though just haven't been leaving messages.
When I saw today's card my first thought was 'That must be one of the most beautiful Christmas cards I have ever seen'.
My next thought was ' Do I have all of the elements?', well apart from the embossing folder I do; so I am one happy bunny.
Sue, as always you amaze me with your designs. I hope you are going to be coming up north to Scotland soon, I would love to do another of your classes.
Happy crafting everyone xx

DeCor said...

Anyone who receives one of these for Christmas will think WOW what a lot of work has gone into it. It is bold yet so delicate with the poinsettias looking so fragile. It is beautiful and so many great ideas incorporated into it as usual. Thank you Sue

Suzzette Yandle said...

Very pretty card. I really like the vellum poinsettias.

Lisbeth said...

Another very pretty card again Sue, I should imagine the background looks really stunning in real life and I particularly like the poinsettias


Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a fantastic giveaway card today! I love the effect you've created by layering the Jingle Bells die - very effective. Making the flowers out of vellum really gives them an extra touch of class. All in all, a winner of a card. Thanks for sharing, and good luck everyone in advance.
Bejay x

Cathie Weary said...

Sue, what an absolutely gorgeous card today. It is so classy and would love the opportunity to own it. Thanks for the chance and have a wonderful day.

hotpotato said...

Love the card Sue, very elegant. x

Unknown said...

What can I say? Just more gorgeousness - love the vellum poinsettia - really delicate.

in Sheffield

Vie Carter said...

Love this card and the vellum poinsettia is fab

would love to win this !


terrie said...

It is a very elegant turned out so nice...tfs
I like how you show close-up of your card so we can see the details...good thinking
Well done Sue on your card

Tracey Short said...

Oh what a beautiful card - I really do like the gold and white together, it really gives such an elegant look.

Best wishes
Tracey, Hull xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card,can just see the gilding wax very subtle.The Vellum poinsettias are gorgeous.

Always Learning said...

This is a beautiful card. Karen x

lindagrady said...

Such a gorgeous holiday card, Sue. The poinsettia in vellum is beautiful and the embossed background is lovely. This card would be treasured, I'm sure.

Annie Pennington said...

Gorgeous card. The embossing folder is so lovely. Love the vellum flowers too.

Annie P x

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue What a beautiful Christmas card! I love the white and gold colour palette. The jingle bells die is definitely one I need and those vellum and white card flowers are stunning.
The wax on the embossing of the background card is so pretty.
I hope you will make this one for your family as it's very special.
Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Dawn Holben said...

Absolutely beautiful Christmas card, I love the embossing folder and the
the jingle bells die is just fun and so pretty.
Love the gold bells to give it a bit of contrast.
I like the affect the gilding wax gives to the embossed pattern and I really must use it more often.
Anyone would be proud to give your cards a home. good luck to all.

Meg said...

I love this card Sue, very elegant.

Love and hugs

DeedeeW said...

Another stunner. Beautiful, graceful, elegant, classic! You never fail to impress. I don't have the Jingle Bells die yet, but it's now on my shopping list. This is a card for a special person and I have one in mind.

Thank you.

DeeDee7770 said...

Beautiful card Sue!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Fab card today. Another one that is totally classy, elegant and very expensive looking. It looks like a card that you would pay a fortune for in one of 'those' shops. Its a definite have a go one for me.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Pretty card, love the embossing folder.
Rosemary xx

Jane Franklin said...

Just love this card and am a big fan of vellum flowers they look ab fab on cards. Definitely another card to try. Luv to all jxxx

Craftpixie said...

Wow what a beautiful card. I've only just discovered your gilding wax and I absolutely love it xx

Pam Elder said...

A lovely elegant card .I love the poinsettia, I can see myself using that technique with some of my other floral dies thanks Sue.

Brooke b said...

Lovely card, love the "Jingle Bells" die it is really special. JB xxxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Stunning it!!!

Sheila Barns said...

Hi Sue absolutely beautiful card. just lovely.

hettygarlick said...

I love the gilding wax on the embossing and it shows up really well in the photographs.

Lorraine Freeman said...

I so love this card, so many beautiful details making an overall amazing card.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, I love everything about this card! Absolutely beautiful!

Susi in Cyprus said...

I just love this card! So classy! Just perfect!

After watching the Enchanted Forest video, I ordered 5 colours of gilding wax and Enchanted Gold is one of them. Can't wait to play!

I hope everyone has had as good a day as possible and send hugs to whoever needs them.
Susi in Cyprus

liz spooner said...

What a lovely card Sue, this could also be used for a golden wedding anniversary (without the words of course)xx

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Beautiful card!! Love the gilding wax effect.. very nice!!
Moxie Craftie

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sue, what a truly stunning card, I just love it, Kate x

karenlotty said...

Truly beautiful I watched in awe when you demo-ed it on Hochanda I need to get some Enchanted gold wax now to add to my stash!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card all round. Poinsettias are gorgeous: and what a good idea with the Jingle Bell die.

I have this die so tomorrow I am going to have a go. I have gilding wax but to date I have not used it.

Thanks Sue for all your inspiration.

Love n hugs from Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock

craftynanna jo said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, lovely die's hugs Johanna

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and the fab Wilsonettes,

What a stunning card Sue, how on earth did you know that this weeks giveaway would match my craftroom perfectly? How thoughtful of you to co ordinate it perfectly for me, I look forward to framing it in a suitably ostentatious manner as befits such a work of art, and hanging it in my 'Sue's Spot'. It will give me oodles of inspiration as I gaze lovingly at it whilst attempting my own variations of your fab designs. Don't worry, I won't tell Yvonne that I am your new favourite Wilsonette, I may even attempt to make a cake for you for when we meet at the next Ally Pally... Let it be noted though that baking is not my forte, it could quite possibly look more like road kill than gateau:-)
Anyway, all joking aside, I do love today's ensemble, it is clean, fresh and elegant- the background deserves a special mention, I am definitely going to be investing in some metallic gilding wax for the festive season. Wrapping the gold bell end around the lettering is a lovely touch too, as is layering the sentiment for added dimension. It is one very lucky Wilsonette who will be the proud recipient of this little beauty.
I feel like a headless chicken just now, we have been frantically trying to get all of our appointments out of the way, washing, ironing, general cleaning and packing done before my Mum leaves for Yorkshire tomorrow...and my Dad turns up for a surprise visit from Liverpool as well...I hate those kind of surprises now, I like to plan everything meticulously and some would say anally, and last minute appearances throw me a's a sign that I'm getting old I guess:-)
So, decided to catch my breath and check in on Sues lovely blog. It's nice to know that Brodies antics are appreciated by someone, even if it isn't me! He's had a quiet day today and is behaving impeccably, it's the quiet before the storm though- my Mum is the disciplinarian and I'm as soft as putty in his paws so her absence is a recipe for disaster. The last time she went away our dear departed Gizmo showed his disgust by not returning home one night and there was me in my dressing gown roaming the streets like a disorientated lunatic until 5 am searching for him. He ambled up to the front door at 11am as if it was the most natural thing in the world, I didn't know whether to hug him or throttle him...I chose the former, such was my relief! There seems to be a distinct pattern of behaviour with my feline babies, perhaps I should take a hint:-)
Alison, loved your story about Bonnie, our furry four paws literally run rings around us , don't they:-)
I've been thinking about Angels too today- I visited the spiritualist church and they told me that if you request assistance from your guardian angel, they are honour bond to respond, so I do it quite a lot . Particularly when one of my cats goes missing and I'm beginning to panic, I say a brief prayer asking that they come home within the next few minutes and they always appear immediately - it sounds mildly loony but I really believe in their existence. You can get so much comfort from the knowledge that you are protected and not alone. I hope don't sound like a nutter...well, maybe that won't come as any real surprise to most of you:-)
Yvonne, the vision of you in a cocktail dress and marigolds made me chuckle but your Postie should try delivery a package to me, the sight of me answering the door in my lace negligee and rubber gloves needs a strong constitution! I'm not bitter and twisted honey, you certainly do have a magnetic personality but as to the good looks, I'll be the judge of that when we meet...we all know Thelma was considerably better looking than Louise now don't we?
Big bear hugs to those in suffering or pain, special hugs to Melody and Molly..
Off to watch Bake Off and get some tips in preparation for making Sue culinary masterpiece:-)

Love and crafty hugs,


Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
This is stunning. I love it.
Love and hugs to all who are poorly, upset, lonely, down in spirit, or who are looking after someone.
Maureen xxx

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, gorgeous poinsettia's and fab colours!
love Janet x
from Wakefield

Laura O said...

fab card ,love the poinsettia and the white theme ,Laura O

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous Christmas card stunning love it.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
What can I say, another stunning card & love everything about this beautiful design.
The Poinsettias look amazing being cut out of vellum & the open petal overlay is the perfect combination which make them look so pretty & delicate.
Love the swirly embossed background too which looks amazing.

Gorgeous perfect card in every way.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Txcowgirl said...

How beautiful this card is, I love gold and white for Christmas. Each year it seems a new color combination is popular, and I think this is the gold and white year, at least in my little corner of the world. This time I'm right pleased, as I love the combination, just look at your card, who wouldn't love it. Thanks for sharing.

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