Thursday, 8 October 2015

Flying Santa Card

Hello there crafters!  Here's a fun way to use acetate with your cards as well as a create a subtle look for your backgrounds as well.  I hope you have a few minutes to give it a watch!

 The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size.  All for now,  Sue x
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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, I love this, simple' classic and elegant.
Melody, thank you for your kind words. You and Francis are always on my mind and I am glad that my and everyone else's support is helping you through this horrible time. I hope Francis does well in his tests. Love to Molly too.
Hugs and best wishes to everyone.

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue love it crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a great card and one the children would enjoy.
Nancyd xx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Stunning card Sue.

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Lovely card Sue of to watch the video. ...have a great day
Luv Rach :)

Anonymous said...

Very nice Sue, like the simplicity. JJxx

Marjeta said...

Nice and simple. Very elegant card.


Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite truly one that young & old world love to receive. Yvonne xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue beautiful card. I shall watch the video later. Take care Kitty.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely Christmas card I so need to start putting my cards together.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely Christmas card thank you tracyw

A Happercrafter6 said...

I agree that black shadowing makes quite a difference to making the lettering stand out. Fairly quick techniques to produce an effective card. Thanks Sue.

Julie Elliott said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card x

Julie Elliott said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card x

auscrafts said...

tried always but couldn't see the mother of pearl background on the screen,but I'm sure it's shadowing makes quite a difference to making the lettering stand out.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Another great card Sue.

Olga said...

Lovely card! Olga Ko

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, yet again you have come up with a stunning design, love it. Hazel x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Love the clean lines of this card, everything just matches perfectly (as usual).
Sending special thoughts and wishes to Tracy, Melody, TxCowgirl and all their families. Sue XXX

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Love this card, you are so clever
Pat x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I am intrigued! Will watch video later. Yday I gilded my blue tissue backgrounds. They do look very effective. Think I will be making more of those.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely fun card today. I love how Father Christmas is "flying" through the sky. I'm off to watch the video now. Hugs to everyone. Take care xx
Melody and Francis. You are all in my thoughts. Take strength from each other today. Hugs to you and a special one for our lovely Molly. Take care x

Julie Elli said...

Oooooh I just bought the Santa and reindeer at the Harrogate show last weekend! Great card and now I realise that I need the hohoho to go with!!
Thank you for the videos and ideas Sue you keep us all going!
Big hug
Julie E

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I love this card, the ho,ho,ho is great, will watch the video later when his nibs is up, and will definitely have a go at this one.

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

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Cute card. Love the ho ho ho die! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, love this card!!! Love it acetate!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love it.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
just love the colours and the card is gorgeous!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a fabulous card, love the background idea, must give that a try, looks great behind the HoHoHo die, and the flying Santa finishes it off perfectly. Have a great day. Bx

Linda28 said...

Lovely card, the Santa is so sweet! This card would bring a huge smile to all age groups, who doesn't adore Santa.Linda.

PharmacyMichele said...

Brilliant card with fun element to it!


nancyd said...

Hi again, just watched video and must say the shadow does make a difference.
Nancyd xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for the great video tutorial, I think I prefer the black backed Ho ho ho card as the shadow gives such a lovely 3D look. Love the addition of the acetate strip to give a bounce to Santa! X

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue.
Such a lovely card for the little one's as their excitement reaches bursting point while waiting for that very important man to visit. I love to use acetate on my children's cards for market, I even use it on my gift tags for children's parcels it makes a fun 'wobble ' tag for something different.
As you asked for our opinions on with or without, I say both look great but the with just makes it stand out more, overall Sue, a lovely background idea and a smashing card for the little one's or those young at heart lol.

Diane Cutter (FB) I see you peeking in, come on your can do it lol will check back later to read your comment lol.

Sending love to our Sam, Alison and TOB and to my other special friends that hopefully visit today.
Have a lovely day Sue whatever your planning.
Lancashire Steph xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Great card for the children at Christmas. I,m sure they will love the wobble factor.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I am looking forward to watching the video. I don't use acetate enough. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the flying Santa! Love Jean xxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
you made a wonderful card again...
And you gave us new ideas with this pending Santa Claus and I haven´t seen chalk paint together with mica powder. You made my day with this!!!
Thank you very much for the video.
Rolf xxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful and elegant card.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Love this gloss card. I ordered it by accident but it is really nice card. Love the ideas today and have to say the chalk paint from Creative expressions is the best. I have been painting with it recently.
I think I agree and like the shadow technique best!
Great ideas.
Anne M xx

Jill Berg said...

It is amazing just how close Christmas is! Love this card -I am all about Santa

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, a lovely jolly Christmas card I shall be watching the video later
Kathy x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, a lovely, crisply clean fun card.
B xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card , I will have to get stuck in and finish all my cards.

Have a lovely day

Aspiring crafter said...

Looking forward to watching video of this fab card Sue ...I am not confident with acetate!

lilian said...

Hi Sue,love the flying Santa,beautiful card,will watch video later.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Jan.moogie said...

Making sure I do my chat now before I watch the video. I just love this Santa die and this card is awesome, have a great day, hugs. xxx

Sylvia Yates said...

Morning Sue. Love this fun card!think it's one for the children. Sue can you show us some cards for the men please, I have to find something specific for an 80th. Can't even think where to start. Help!! Have a good day all you lovely ladies hugs Sylvia xx

Sylvia Yates said...

Morning Sue. Love this fun card!think it's one for the children. Sue can you show us some cards for the men please, I have to find something specific for an 80th. Can't even think where to start. Help!! Have a good day all you lovely ladies hugs Sylvia xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful Flying Santa this morning.
I have to admit to liking the one you made on your video with the black backing to HoHoHo. It just gives it the edge and lifts it a little.
This is one gift that just has to be made in Red/White no other colours would do.

At last it's dry this morning and at the moment we have a little sunshine. Fingers crossed that it stays this way as I have to go and have my Flu jab this afternoon.

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

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and great video as always. I think you were right about the shadowing on the letters, I love the way that looks.

Have a great day.

Linda xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful card Sue! Love the flying Santa. I prefer the card with the drop shadow, it definitely makes the wording look less flats but I would be happy to receive either! Debra x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
A lovely fun card today,stunning.
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

carol quinn said...

Really elegant card. Love it

Diane Cutter said...

Hello ladies
Lovely card today, great for children!
I love looking in each day at your beautiful cards Sue.
Thanks for the encouragement (fb) ladies!
Diane x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card, I love Santas sleigh. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Anne said...

What a great card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Well, isn't this full of festive fun!
Great idea to use the acetate all making for a fab card.
Have a great day.
Ang x

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the effect the Acetate gives the card......... such endless possibilities to use this on other cards, thanks for this idea!
Love the background too with the Mica and Paint!
Take care
Love Marg

SueJ said...

Hello Sue, enjoyed the video and love the card. I have the flying Santa die and will be using this idea, thank you.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely fun cards for kids of all ages!...the HoHoHo does look better with a black shadow layer and although the lighting doesn't do the paint/mica background any favours I'm sure it's really pretty IRL...


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Cute card

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
What a great fun card, definitely one for the grandchildren. I never do a greeting now without a shadow since I saw you do it Sue, it seems to be missing something, I only have happy birthday and merry Christmas but they seem to have a depth with a shadow.
Enjoy your day
Muriel x

Brenda Lello said...

Ho, ho, ho Sue, Choices, Choices !!!!! Both are gorgeous, I think maybe the Red and White this is a difficult one.
Love the Santa sleigh, have cut out quite a few ready for CC.
Have a god day, Love Brenda xxx

Covgal said...

Morning Sue, love the simplicity of this card, I don't have this die but I do have a stamp with that image so will try to make something on similar lines.
Lovely to see you Diane Cutler I see you have now joined the club, it wasn't that hard was it. Thanks Steph for encouraging her.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Ohh love this card, a bit cheeky.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, will watch video later

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love both cards but the one with the dropped shadow stands out more for me.
Hugs x
Heather T

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Love the flying Santa. I haven't watched the video yet a treat for later xx

sandy acland said...

Simply beautiful!!

June Horrocks said...

Love the flying Santa sue the children will love it. My great grandson Bailey is autistic and this card will be great for him the movement thrills him. Love always June horrocks xxxx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card off to see the video.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, great card and video. It's the 'hohoho' with black shadow for me - striking!


Belinda x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Your card is lovely and that Santa die is so cute! x

Scottydog said...

Lovely card Sue, have got the Father Christmas die, never thought to put it on acetate, that's why we need you Sue! Like the background so must try that technique. Love the wording with the shadow - that really makes it pop out.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Lovely elegant card with a hint of fun. Great idea to use acetate. Looking forward to watching the video later today.

Love Helen xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Oh i do love your ideas for Christmas cards , this one is just lovely .
Will watch your video later with a nice coffee.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Great fun card with Santa flying by on the acetate and I bought him and made cards for my two grandchildren but now I think I need the ho ho ho die as well!
Melody thinking of you and Francis as he undergoes all those tests tomorrow, special hugs to Molly as well
Tracey keep up that great positive attitude hugs to you too

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Love2papercraft said...

I'm also struggling with a bday card for my husband's 60th and uncle's 81st.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card, just right for Children at Christmas.
Will watch video later. Take care, Jess xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the acetate idea. love Jean Z xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I'm hoping to be able to watch your video some time today. Am going away for a few days so packing and chores to do before I go. This may make me get done quicker. SueL x

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, well it looks as if we have been reprieved from the bad weather for today, its bright and sort of sunny, but its definitely getting colder.
Beautiful simple card design and Im of to watch your video now. Take care hugs Shirleyxxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Love the 'flying santa'.
The red and white colours are just right for the card.
Evis M.

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

A beautiful card just great for children with the fun element of a flying Santa.
Love & hugs to those in need of one or two or maybe more.
Cheryl xxx

Tracy Welham said...

Wonderful, fabulous design. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Agnes Osborne said...

Hi Sue,
As always your cards cheers me up! The feeling of Christmas shines through your ideas. I love the hoho die and the Santa sleigh, I really do need your dies. By the way, congratulations on your signature dies πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸ’– they're amazing. Thank you for all your ideas and hard work. Hope you and your family are well,
Aggie Osborne xoxox

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely fun style Christmas card, one for the children.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Such a super fun Christmas card.
Lorna D

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue,
Another beautiful card again this morning and yes I do prefer the "shadowed" version!
Many thanks for all your wonderful techniques!
Janette x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

This card is just fab and the santa sleigh die was a must have for me on launch. It's just the right size. Classic colour combo so will be having a go at this one as its my type of card with just little bit of fun...

TDQ Karen said...

I do love this the Santa die is such fun

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. I love the flying santa. Thanks for your video.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Today's card is another one I love
I don't think that you have ever posted a card that I don't like your inspiration continues to inspire me and others
Not watched the video yet I will watch it later with a cuppa
Hugs to all that need one
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and I love the dies you have used and the design is wonderful

Debs xxx

Lesley Thomas said...

Great technique Sue and the card really stands out!

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, can't wait to watch the video of this one especially if there's acetate involved.
Love Val in Spain x

Wendy L said...

Fabulous, xxx

Jane said...

Hi Sue ,stunning card ! Jane B.

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,really like the `flying santa`and your video`s are a great help, thank you, Linda x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. So lovely. Santander is great. Thank you for sharing. As always great inspiration. Hugs Heather.x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, great card, love the flying Santa and I like the sentiment with the shadow best. will be making something like this for my grandchildren.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card today!
Rosemary xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a great card and the flying Santa would be suitable for children of all ages :-) both versions are good but I do like the shadowing of the sentiment.

Laine - tsk! tsk! You should indeed be ashamed of yourself, I thought all self-respecting Scots knew that baffies are slippers lol

Txcowgirl - prayers winging their way across the Atlantic for Greg.


Myra said...

Hello Sue,
This is a great card for the children . I prefer it with the shadow! I have become a shadow convert and confess to using that top tip many times!
Melody - thinking of you all! Waiting is not easy . Thinking of you all and praying something can be done for Francis. You are so right about Pam - I said last week I think it was that Pam always gets us off on the right foot!
Txcowgirl - I do and I will. We sometimes forget who is in control and it's good to be reminded. Sending hugs across the Pond to you and your family at this difficult time.
Laine - I'm soooo sorry I let you down as well by washing my tin!! I don't do it any more. I wondered if baffies were old comfortable shoes/ slippers! I haven't heard it since I was a child. That wasn't yesterday - you understand!!!
I see Maureen and I make Yorkshires to a standard! Saba clearly makes them to the Royal Standard!
Frances - Fluffycat - I wonder if England or Scotland got the better deal! Ha ha. Let's just say fair exchange! Have you still got your English accent?
Well, I've rambled on a bit today! It's good to talk , as the slogan from BT once said!!
Love to all,
Myra xxx

Paula said...

What a lovely card! I think I may try this one, except I'll have to do some shopping first of course.... what a shame!!!! I'm off to make the usual cuppa so I can sit and watch the video in comfort. :)
Paula x

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! Sue, I love this card with the flying Santa. Thank you for the great video...I had never before seen that background with the chalk paint and mica. More things to add to my wish list. Both cards are lovely, but I do like the Ho Ho Ho with the black shadow. thoughts and prayers go out for Greg and and your daughter. Hope all goes well with the oncologist.

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
What a fun card! I love how you've made Santa actually fly above the card. Haven't watched the video yet but will as soon as I finish posting.
Melody, I'm sending wellness hugs and positive thoughts to you and Francis from Cornwall. Good luck with the tests.
Have a great day, everyone and I hope wherever you are, the sun is shining.
Bejay x

weefortune said...

GM Sue another lovely card, have a fab day, hugs x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is a very effective card and would be appropriate for anyone. Santa's Sleigh is brilliant and I can imagine many people (especially men,lol) playing with it. I am a fan of shadowing, so that is the winner for me, I think it was more apparent at a distance. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a gorgeous card Sue
Gr Karin

CraftyJo said...

Love it! :D

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue
Yet another lovely card I have the santa sleigh die and have used it quite a lot already but not like this. Fun idea. I am a fan of shadowing but find it quite difficult to do with my sentiment dies as a lot of them are very intricate.
love Hilary

Anonymous said...

A really fun card, Sue, thank you for the video with the clearest instructions for us, can't go wrong! Think the shadowed sentiment wins, but just by a whisker.
Francis, Tracy, Greg, Mary B - all best wishes for upcoming treatment.
Sam - nice to see you back!

'P' in Wales

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A classic and elegant card Sue, love the red, white and black combo, very striking.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
A www this one is a cutie card I love it.
Haven't tried shadowing but I'll give it a go.

Thanks to all who are sending me thoughts and wishes it's really lovely. Final results tomorrow to see if cancer has spread to lymph nodes. I'm hoping not then I can get the surgery next Friday. If it has it'll be chemo first then the surgery.

Tx cowgirl. Thinking of u an ur family. Chin up!! Xx
Love to all xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

: ) yeah you did it lol. Looking forward to reading your regular comments Diane and I'm sure Sue will be chuffed to bits and tickled pink lol.
L. S. xxx

gailgale said...

I like the Santa on this card.
He makes the card fun.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Ho, Ho, Ho to all. Nice technique with the paint, wax paper and mica powder, a "Mother of Pearl" look. This Cabbibean die is one of my favorite dies to use. I prefer the card with the black shadow die set behind the red cut out which coordinates nicely with the black color of Santa and his Sleigh. The technique of suspending Santa and his Sleigh is clever!

Tressa said...

This card is fun, I like it a lot. doubling the sentiment with w black shad certainly makes it pop so I prefer the video version. Some interesting new methods here, makes me want to try it when I get some gloss card.

Tracy, I hope your lymph nodes are clear and no further action is needed. Chemo will be difficult, one can't deny it but the benefits of it for the future making it worth bearing. I hope all goes well for you.


terrie said...

Great looking card....the sentiment in the middle is perfect with the sled and Santa going across the card....tfs
Well done Sue

Jean said...

LOVE this!!

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is such a fun card Sue for so many age groups with Santa flying through the air with his reindeers, i love it as it's beautiful as well as being fun. The fine outline in black just adds that wee bit to show it up lovely. Thank you Sue for a fantastically happy card.
I am so sad sitting here and reading about so many of our happy friends are ill with that terrible disease. With having so much to do for the wedding of my very special neice and mum's house i have not been able to keep up the same with what is going on. My thoughts and prayers to all our friends and i have everything i can crossed that you all get good news soon as i know just how devasting this horrible disease is both myself and loosing my beloved daddy to it. No one ever deserves this in their lives and it has no reservations for age either. Hugs to you all and i sincerely hope that you receive better news soon
Love anda crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Dawn Holben said...

I really love this card, the background is so pretty and the
Santa and reindeer make it so magical and fun.
I will watch the video a bit later when I fully recover from the anaesthetic
I had this morning, still not quite with it.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!

craftynanna jo said...

Afternoon Sue, how fantastic is this card, Santie flying over the rooftops, the video was great and very easy to follow, you do all the hard work for us, so thank you,
A very special wish for all our poorly wilsonettes. hugs Johanna

barbara macaskill said...

Simple yet quite stunning!!! TFS!

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Thanks for the video. Very informative. I think I like the shadow effect best. Tried this myself for the first time recently.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card, the shadow effect is something I do a lot now thanks to you, love the way it makes the sentiment stand out.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A really lovely card and yes, I'm another one who's doing the shadow effect more and more - it's so effective.
The background dies used in today's and yesterday's post are simply divine.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
A great card today sue and great video too x have to admit too loving the shadow effect it really makes the sentiments stand out x I don't have any gloss card yet but will have to source some to try the background it looks stunning x thankyou so much again sue for your inspiration x
Sending prayers and hugs to melody and your family ,tracy ,txcowgirl and your daughter and son in law and everyone else who is in need xxx
Dawn you surely are a devoted wilsonette x hope you recover soon x
Welcome diane x
Yvonne and Laine i don't remember texan bars but if it was covered in chocolate I'm sure I would have loved it ! Did love spangles though x mmmmm x that's when wagon wheels were the actual size of an actual wagon wheel x hugs to you both and hope you are having a good day x
Hugs to wheelybad too x
I must be having a cuddly day so everyone help themselves and take care x
Theresa w xxx

nzillingworth said...


Diane said...

Hi a Sue
What a great card today, made me smile! Love the background - oooh I must give that a go. Thank you so much for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxxx
Tracey I hope you get good results tomorrow and melody I hope all goes well for Frances too. Xxxxxtx cowgirls tou and your family are in my thoughts too xxxx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A really gorgeous card and I also enjoyed the video.

Lesley Cann said...

Great card and a very informative video. My grandsons will really love this card.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful die cuts!! Love the santa sleigh..
Moxie Craftie

Brooke Bont said...

I love the HO HO HO and the santa

karenlotty said...

Very whimsical It's a lovely card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Love it.

Beverley W

Txcowgirl said...

Sue, this is just so stinkin' cute. Different from your usual, but still has the Sue Wilson flare. Love it.

Thank you everyone for your kind words and many prayers. How wonderful to know Jesus is receiving petitions on Greg's behalf from all over the globe. Even though I haven't met you all personally, we already share a bond through Sue and her cards. We all have an appreciation for the beauty in this life. This made it even easier to share about this situation with all of you than others, perhaps because we share a compassion. So thank you so much especially for the prayers.

Tracy praying for your healing also. God does heal, my best friend from high school was diagnosed with bc at an early age,34. Today she is a healthy 60 year old. Thankfully there has been some great strides made for this form of cancer.

Christ's love to everyone.

pinky said...

Stunning! Love the ornate ho ho ho and that flying santa.

TOB said...

Hi Sue, what a fun card, really nice. Great video as always.
Good to see you back Sam.
Hugs to all
Theresa xxx

liz spooner said...

Love this card Sue, so different from your

sunshinepen said...

Lovely card and have been wondering how to use acetate.

Crafty hugs

Kate's Cards said...

Love it!

Pearl said...

The card today is amazing Sue, thank you.

The video was great.

The floating Santa and sleigh is wonderful and I loved the Mother of pearl technique.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone.

Pearl x

Laura O said...

fab card ,love the flying santa ,Laura O

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Love love love it!!!! I'm starting to feel a bit into Christmas....I've even started my shopping!!!

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Joy of joys! Another fabulous Chrimbo card to delight us with and fill us with festive cheer. Today's is a fun example of the side of Christmas that brings out the inner child in us, I love it! I watched the demo a month or so ago and really felt inspired by the background technique , I haven't tried it yet so I will refresh my memory, buy the dies and give it a go for myself , the results are stunning! Love the colour palette, matches Santas outfit, and the sentiment really pops when it is offset with black card, a real must do for all future sentiments methinks!
It's been another busy day, Keith, a framer that I have known for over 15 yrs popped by with Mums belated birthday gift, three framed cross stitch pictures featuring a tiger and it's cubs, a male lion and two lion cubs. The have turned out really well and she was over the moon.
Then our friend Gill popped by for a chinwag- she's a fellow crafter who I used to attend a glass fusing workshop with and we made bowls, candle holders and screens, pictures, coasters etc, until it closed down last year:-( we arranged for an afternoon of Christmas card making in the style of Sue next Friday- I'm going to attempt to show her how achievable it is to recreate one of Sues cards with a little help from the great lady's could be a car crash but it should be fun nontheless...and at least I'll be making a start on them!
Theresa, I remember spangles well, I named a cat after them such was my devotion. Wagon wheels were indeed colossal but as with everything they have shrunk beyond all recognition. Do you remember Wham Bars? I once had a loose tooth come out onto one whilst I was watching The Posideon Adventure one Christmas...ahh, a misspent youth! Christmas used to be a real occasion on the tv with all the blockbuster movies, now it's just never ending repeats and James Bond movies.
Frances&Myra, so, bafties are slippers! I feel utterly ashamed at my ignorance, I bow my head in shame and promise to acquaint myself with my mother tongue forthwith:-)
Tracey, hope you received some good news regarding your lymph nodes and that your operation gets the green lightxxx
Melody, good luck with Francis' hospital visit, hope you receive some encouraging newsxxx
Saba, welcome back, hope you enjoyed your trip
Beth, Deb C, Yvonne , hope you're all doing peachy, has BCAS officially disbanded now due to lack of success?
Healing hugs to all our lovely Wilsonettes who need them, particularly txcowgirl and Gregxxx

Crafty hugs


Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & love the traditional Christmas colours.
Love the floating santa & reindeer sleigh which adds that special touch for something a little different.
Liking the background technique & will have to try that one, looks very subtle but effective.
Gorgeous card as always.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Theresa Pace said...

this is gorgeous Sue. you were right. the one with the shadow has an edge over the other one. hugs xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a brilliant card idea I may have a go at this one
Hugs sarah n xxxx

Saba said...

Hello Sue
Love your flying Santa, it's such a lovely card. I think the shadowed sentiment just has the edge for me. I really must get some chalk paint, the effect you have achieved with the mica is brilliant. Need some acetate too!! Sue, you are costing me a fortune, but you're worth it.

Special thoughts for Melody and Francis, for Tracy and for CX Cowgirl. You are all in my prayers.

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies,
I love this card Sue, and Santa still lands on my roof every year. I hear the sleigh bells!!
Oh I want to send love and prayers for all those who are battling for themselves, and others, to beat Cancer and other illnesses. Saba has mentioned some of them in her post, and I want to add others who know who they are.
Love, hugs and prayers
Maureen xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & friends
Gorgeous card sue love the flying Santa it spells Christmas love it
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Texcowgirl my Thoughts & prayers are with you Your Daughter Son in law & family Big (((((Hug's ))))))xxxx

Melody & Francis hope you get some good news very soon your all in my thoughts & Prayers. Love too Molly xxx

Tracy positive thought & prayers coming your way (((((Hug's))))

TOBTheresa ((((Hug's)))

Big Hug's for my friends xxx & Wilsonettes xxx

nannapat said...

Gorgeous card Sue, not that long before Santa will be flying over our rooftops again! Pat x

SusanP, Kent said...

Happy to say that I have 'Santa's Sleigh' and have used him on some of my cards. Your shadowed sentiment is the one I prefer - it somehow ties in with the black Santa better and pops the words too. I didn't realise until I watched the video that you'd suspended Santa on acetate. He's really flying now!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely Christmas card.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Fun and frivolity in tandem. xx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card and I bought this Santa die too, so many thanks for the inspiration.

Shirley T.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful Christmas card. Love your Santa Die really beautiful
Take care
Hazel G XX

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
Not been too well today so sorry I am late.
Just wanted to 'pop' in to look at your creation and I am so glad that I did. It is gorgeous.
Not going to read all the comments at the moment - will hopefully catch up with them tomorrow when I am feeling a little better
Crafty hugs

melody said...

Hi Sue, love this cute little card I had already watched the video some time ago I think I got sent the link for it from creative expressions, it's the card Molly wants to make for some of her school friends. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Francis had the liver test an he as decided he is not going for the fitness tests tomorrow as he is feeling really rough right now an he is saying he would rather know the results 1st because if they ain't clear he can't have the operation anyway. I wanted him to go but I can't blame him for not doing it.mso now we wait. Thank you all of you for your on going support xXx
Fingers crossed for you Tracy that your test is clear n you can get on with your surgery x

Eunice said...

This is a very cute card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card. I think its a great card for the younger ones with it having some movement on it. I watched this video a couple of weeks ago and pleased to say following your video that mine turned out just fine as i wasnt to sure about the flying santa but he is flying great lol.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Angela Wade said...

This is a cute card, Sue. I will catch up with the last few videos later today.

Hugs and Best Wishes to all the Wilsonettes,

Angela in S. Wales. Xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love the video, and the card it is beautiful, love the movement, more techniques, wonderful. I do like the black behind the red on the sentiment.
Di B. x

dmjones said...

What a smashing card, Sue, love it!!

Doreen x

DeeDee7770 said...

Really pretty card Sue. I love the Santa die. I used silver flakes on the moon and many many tree below in layers. I also cut several more reindeer and and them 2 x 2 and used some red glitter on Rudolphs nose. It's amazing how many different cards you can make with one focal element!

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