Saturday, 3 October 2015

Lined Poinsettia Background


Hello bloggers!  Today's video shows you just another way to use the Mini Poinsettia striplet.  It is a bit more work, but the results are worth it (maybe just for those really special people in your lives, definitely not for batch cards! LOL)

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Carol Quinn!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card!











The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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169 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card Sue. So beautiful. Congratulations to Carol .
Happy birthday wishes Melody, I hope your lovely Molly is with you today. Tell her we all miss her lovely posts. My ongoing prayers for you and Francis too.
Tracey, my best wishes and prayers for you too.
Take care everyone.

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Beautiful card Sue
Luv Rach :)

hollyberry said...

Lovely card and I think one of my favourites out of all the Christmas cards that you have posted this year.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card two of my favourites poinsettia and striplet dies
Congratulations Carol on winning card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

auscrafts said...

lovely card Sue

Karen Derbyshire said...

Classy card Sue. Red and white is always a winner!

Anonymous said...

Great video, Sue, thank you - and like the Christmas music! Lovely lined poinsettias
so effective, quite a simple but elegant card to make.
Melody - Birthday wishes, hope it's a good one despite all your anxieties. Glad little Milly is doing well.

'P' in Wales

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card and great video, Thank you.
This will be my project for today.
Congratulations to Carol.
Take care all Kitty.

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
This card is stunning, I am going to give this a try.
Congratulations to Carol,
Flu injection today for my Hubbyy and myself.
Have a great weekend
Maggie

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. Another great technique to make your poinsettias stand out and make something special. Have been watching a few of your videos this morning and your head must be buzzing with all of these new techniques you have been doing. I have learned so much this morning. Thank you for all your hard work and your passion shines through when you see the end results. Congratulations to Carol on winning the stunning card from wednesday.
Take care everyone and have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely elegant card look forward to watching video after work. Have a great day, hugs xx

Heather Rogers said...

Beautiful Sue and worth every second making it I think.

Have a good weekend and safe journeys.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely indeed. I made 2 of your teared tissue backgrounds yday following your blog post. I managed to find some blue tissue I knew I had somewhere in my stash that hasn't seen the light of day for a while! I left them to dry overnight and they look good this morning. Just need to put them under a book today to flatten them out a bit and tomorrow I look forward to gilding them as I am busy doing other things today. Happy weekend.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Jan on the Fosse said...


Sue
Yes the word is stunning to describe this card.I will be making this for those extra special people in my life. It is now my favourite Christmas card you have made this year.
Jan

Patricia Youdell said...

His SUE
This is a beautiful card. Something I must try
Pat x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
A really traditional looking Christmas card today with the red and white and poinsettias, beautiful and love the iced flowers.
I hope everyone is having a good weekend
Muriel x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning dear Sue.
Such a sweet little striplet die with a massive personality . This is such a lovely card with the touch of ruby red to show the pretty little floral element of this little fella not forgetting the best bling ever - iced snow, just love love it.

Enjoy your special gift from Sue Carol and congratulations.

Tracey - I'm genuinely thinking of you and your close family and friends I really am.

Whatever your plans today Sue, hope it's a great one.
Hugs.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Congratulations to Carol. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Karen M said...

Good Morning Sue,
Beautiful Christmas card,loved the video you made it look so easy,!
Thank you
Karen M

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous card very clean and fresh looking.
Congratulations carol.
Nancyd xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

A lovely card, Sue. Worth the effort.
Jan
Northampton

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning christmas card love the colours thank you I can use my die now I've had it a while but did not know what to do with it thank you tracyw x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning christmas card love the colours thank you I can use my die now I've had it a while but did not know what to do with it thank you tracyw x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, I love that die, I have used it a lot on my Christmas cards. Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Sue. Congratulations to Carol. Going to watch video now. JJxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. This is stunning, I love the mini striplet dies and can't wait to watch the video. Congratulations to Carol.
Melody - many happy returns.
Tracy - I was so sorry to hear your news. But it was caught early and you have a positive attitude, which with the support of your family and friends, will get you through whatever has to be done. Sending hugs to all. Sue XXX

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
This striplet gives a stunning finish - especially laid out like this.
I'm going to watch the video to see how you get the colour in there - you always amaze me with your techniniques.
It's a lovely card.
Congratulations to Carol!
Crafty hugs
Anne M xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & with my favourite poinsettia dies, I have both these dies & will definitely be making this card I just love poinsettia flowers. Congratulations to Carol. Yvonne xx

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs A xxxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue,just breath taking I absolutely love it!!!
Congratulations Carol!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This beauty would be worth the work, it is gorgeous.
Congratulations to Carol : )
Melody, Happy Birthday. I hope you manage to have a good day.
Hugs to everyone. Have a great weekend.Take care xx

carol edwards said...

Such a beautiful card Sue I'm going to enjoy watching your video later. X

Magic Maggie said...

Oh Sue, I love your cards - just bought one of your embossing folders yesterday at Harrogate(not the one I wanted, but I love the one I got!). I've been looking at your blog for some time now and it's just dawned on me that most of your gorgeous cards are BIG (like the American plains) and I wondered if you could dream up a little card please?
Yours hopefully
Magic Maggie
xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Gorgeous card Sue! The red and white look lovely together. It's a wonderful card design and the glittered poinsettias look so pretty. Fab tutorial too. Debra x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
What a difference a day makes! Yesterday's gift was not for me but today's now that's a totally different matter.
Traditional colours traditional flowers and you have the must stunning gift.
As you say definitely not for batch making but for those special close family gifts a definite winner.

Congratulations to Carol -you are one lucky lady to own a beautiful piece of art of Sue.

We are back to normal this morning in the weather stakes - dull, grey and cold but the trees are beginning to look so beautiful changing their colours.

Off to meet Niece and her littlies this morning so all the energy I can get is needed.

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

Sylvia Yates said...

Morning Sue another stunning card today. Just love the poinsettia striplet. Going to give this a try asap. Have a lovely weekend everyone hugs Sylvia

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this card is fabulous, would stand out on anyone's mantle piece.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Anne said...

A beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Now, who do I like enough to want to part with this if I made it hahaha?
The red gives a super injection of colour on this marvellous card.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Barbara Gosden said...

A stunning card, Sue. I look forward to watching the video.
B xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is just stunning I love everything about it. I am looking forward to watching the video later with a nice cup of tea. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I enjoyed the video and love the card and can't wait to try it out thanks for sharing.
Congratulations Carol
Hugs x
Heather T

cr@fty said...

Oops! Forgot to wish Melody a Happy Birthday
Hugs x
Heather T

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. What a wonderful christmas card, very striking in the red and white. Thank you for the great tutorial and for showing us the quick and clever way of lining the flowers.
Congratulations to Carol. X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the striplet dies are so useful. love Jean Z xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Love these striplets Sue and love this card,
XxxxRuth

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love today's card using the fabulous striplet. Really like what you have fine here and it would certainly stand out on a mantelpiece.
Congratulations to Carol - you will certainly enjoy your card!
Melody - wishing you a very happy birthday , I hope that you manage to have a good day with everything that's going on. Pleased that Molly is w its you. Love to you all.
Very foggy here in Durham at the moment but hopefully the sun will burn it off quickly.
Love and hugs to you all Alison xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow I love this

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and as always great video, thank you so much
Melody, happy birthday and special caring hugs to you,Molly and Tracy, thinking of you all
Congratulations to Carol

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a super card today and I love the striplet dies. They are so versatile and make stunning cards. Love what you have done with the die today and poinsettias are always a must at Christmas. Have a lovely weekend, best wishes
YvonneMayxx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, will watch video later

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful!!
Your mini striplets are simply the best, they are the perfect size, that's why I have them all!!
:-)
Lorna D

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
This is my favourite Christmas card to date, it's stunning, love the use of the striplet die, will be trying this one, hope it looks as good as yours. Thanks for another great video.
Lydia
X

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Wow!! What a stunner today. It's just gorgeous. I love the striplet dies. Of now to watch the video. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love the card ......I will watch the Video with paper and pencil for tips !
Take care
Love Marg

gina brambley said...

Morning sue
What a beautiful card.. really love the colours they go well together.. it's hard sometimes to know what colour go together but this is a perfect match.
Gina x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, beautiful card today for someone very special, will watch the video in a minute.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Excellent video, the card looks gorgeous wish I had the striplet die to try it xx might be a shopping trip on the agenda for today hahaxxx over yvonne bennett xx

DeCor said...

Poinsettas are one of my favourites at Christmas time. I find them so cheery so think this is a wonderful card and the way you have done it, it doesn't take ages to make, which I find a good thing when doing Christmas cards. Have a great weekend. It is wonderfully sunny here.

Tressa said...

The ruby red and white together produce a sharp but elegant card. I have filled in with red berry pv glue to get the red colour but think I prefer this method, it certainly is faster. Thanks for showing how to do it.

Teresa

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A brilliant way to enhance a striplet (that if wonderful on its own) to a stunning effect. Really love this one. It will be worth spending that little bit of time to produce if the effects are so good!

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Another excellent video demonstrating your talents.
Poinsettias are so very reminiscent of Christmas, loving the way you have focalised them in the striplet. Wonder if this technique will work with other striplets?. That could be my project for today.

Happy Birthday Melody, I wish for your day to be filled with love.

Prayers and thoughts for Francis, yourself and Molly. And also to Tracy.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

nattyboots said...

I love all the striplet dies as they are all so versatile, todays card is just perfect in every way , lovely colors used too .
Well done to Carol enjoy !.
Take care
Elaine H X

Jane said...

Good morning Sue,a lovely card today ,a classy one in the red and white .Worth the time spend on it
Have a nice weekend! Take care Jane B.

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty crew.

I just love this card. Mind u I love them all. It's so very pretty and a nice pop of colour.

Happy birthday melody

Congratulations on ur win carol.

Thank u so much everyone for yesterday with ur thoughtful wishes. It's nice to know that there are people to support u even tho they are so far away. It's really lovely. I'll keep u updated on the journey. X
Love and hugs to all xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Special card for special people and so worth it. Lovely. x

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous card, I love poinsettias and these are just beautiful. Off to watch the video, thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Diane Maitland said...

Yet another gorgeous card Sue. Red and white are so striking together and excellent for Christmas. Will you ever run out of ideas - I hope not, lol. xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card today, well worth the effort lining the back of the poinsettias - and wouldn't be too difficult to do as you've shown by embossing the die and then cutting round the flowers, so thanks for that tip...

Izzy

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue and definitely for special people xx hazel

sandy acland said...

Absolutly beautiful!!!

Sandy (tort)

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. SueL x

Love2papercraft said...

Hello Sue & WW!
Another beautiful card! I agree it might be too time consuming for batch cards, but so worth it for a special few! You are so smart Sue to think of embossing onto the red card to use as a cutting template! I love the poinsettias with the blinged edges! I have this striplet die so I'll be giving it a try (that is when I finally get started on Christmas cards....I know, some of you are already finished...I'm just not disciplined enough to get things done ahead of time :-( I also have the holly mini striplet and this technique would be pretty with that too.
Jan from Long Island, in reference to your comment: I just saw a bumper sticker the other day with the phrase "fight like a girl!". At first i was a little offended because the phrase has always been used in a derogatory way, but then i saw the pink ribbon and immediately got it. i really like it! Us "girls" are incredibly strong and resilient! whether we are battling cancer or other illnesses ourselves or caring for a loved one, we go toe to toe with it and come out as winners. It doesn't mean we don't have times of fear and doubt and anger and sadness and even lose some battles- but we keep getting back up and fighting the fight. That is what makes us winners! We don't ask to step in the ring, but if thrown in, we come up swinging! Tracy, Melody - we're in your corner cheering you on!
Melody, we share a birthday! if at all possible, treat yourself somehow today ok? maybe with a little extra sleep or some cuddles with Milly?
Laine, i didn't regularly watch St. Elswhere, but happened to catch one memorable episode in which Mark Harmon's character got a certain body part caught in his pants zipper! Caught my attention! (his gorgeous face is what caught my attention of course) and i've been a fan ever since. I love Abby too. I'm a big fan of Bones as well, maybe even more than NCIS (but NCIS is my husband's favorite). Kathy Reichs has been one of my favorite authors for a long time so i was already familiar with the character of Temperence Brennen. The show is different than the books, but very enjoyable in its own right. I like crime shows (and books) too-something about the bad guys getting caught draws me in!
sorry for all the typos and missed capitalizations I'm using my ipad and obviously dont have auto correct on. i guess i've come to rely on it more than i thought - on my phone and on a regular computer!
My hubby wants to take me up to a pretty, little tourist town in the mountains for my bday and since he much prefers to be a home body, i better get some sleep so i can get up and ready before he changes his mind!
heartfelt hugs & happy crafting to all...Rebecca in Colorado
almost forgot...congrats Carol! As long as you give the card a good home, i'll try to only be a wee bit jealous :o)

Jess Watson said...

Mornng Sue, stunning card today, as you said just for special people in our lives.
will watch video later, take care everyone, Jess xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Happy birthday chick have a lovely day xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Fab card Sue, think I am going to have to give this a go.
Rosemary xx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, makes those poinsettias stand out from the striplet.
Happy Birthday Melody thinking of you all. Congrats Carol.
Hugs Theresa xxx

SueJ said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the more I see this striplet the more I have to have it lol.
Thanks for the video, I always enjoy watching them.

Congratulations Carol, enjoy your lovely card.

Pearl said...

Beautiful card today Sue, will watch the video later.

I'm loving the way the striplet looks as if it has been paper pieced, wonderful!

Thanks you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Lovely.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Scottydog said...

Beautiful card and I see what you mean Sue about it being a special card - not for batch making! I do like poinsettias on Christmas cards.
Happy birthday Melody & Rachel. Will be thinking of you Melody. X congrats to Carol on winning Sue's beautiful card. Sorry about your news Tracey however you sound like a fighter so keep it up.

Paula said...

Such a pretty card Sue, but a bit outside my scope I think, as it takes more time to make. I still haven't made one card yet so will need quick cards. :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Congratulations Carol.

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card love it

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Wow - what a stunner.

Beverley W

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. So detailed and delicate looking, I love it. Thanks for the video. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is super super stunning! I love the striplet die and the poinsettias. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to Carol.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

sued99 said...

Saving the video to watch later. Another gorgeous card. I will have to try out this technique.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a gorgeous cad today and certainly up at the top of my list of favourites!

I am looking forward to watching the video later!

Have a good weekend, everyone.

Lesley S x

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card, looks really Christmassy xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, Wow, what a card it's beautiful, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Great card today, I have this striplet and have been wondering how to make the poinsettia red without it showing in the empty bits! Thank you so much for sharing
Love Diane G xxxx
Carol congratulations on winning the card xxxx
Melody and Rachel happy birthday to you both, I hope both your days are special xxxx
Tracey sending you a big hug, we are here foe you and we know you are going to beat this xxxx

Susan White said...

Great card Sue - will watch the Youtube later to see how you did it! Susan x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and I love it. Such a clever trick, to emboss the red card before cutting out, I will definitely be doing this as an alternative to backing the whole striplet with red. Thank you.

Rebecca and Melody - Happy Birthday to both of you, have the best day that you can and Melody, so glad that Milly is doing well.

Congratulations to Carol on being the Wednesday Winner.

It seems to be the day for celebrating, today is my sapphire (45th) wedding anniversary and here in Central Scotland it is a beautiful autumnal day just as it was when we were married in Kent all those years ago. When we arrived in Scotland on our honeymoon it was snowing so I am hoping that history does not repeat itself!

Wishing everyone a lovely week-end.
Frances

Jan from Long Island said...

Beautiful card, Sue! The poinsettia striplet is definitely on my wish list. I love how you lined the poinsettias and used the Iced Snow in the background. I just received my Iced Snow order and can't wait to play with it. Thank you again for another fabulous video.
Congratulations Carol...enjoy your treasure!
Hugs Tracy. Hang in there, you can do this!
Happy Birthday Melody! Remember to take care of yourself!
Rebecca, have a very Happy Birthday and enjoy your day in the beautiful Colorado mountains! BTW...I too love NCIS and Bones.

Have a beautiful day everyone!!!

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, I want to try this one this afternoon
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Anonymous said...

What a dynamic card....very striking. Jan D., Florida, USA

patwyn said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card today!! I love the striplet dies and this one is really gorgeous.

Happy birthday to Melody. Hope you are able to enjoy your day with all that is going on at the moment.

Also happy birthday to Rebecca. Enjoy your day.

Congrats to Carol on winning Sue's card.

Pat xxx

Hazel said...

Gorgeous Card Sue. Hazel x

Tracy Stitt said...

Happy anniversary. I hope u have a smashing day. Think ur safe enough about no snow lol

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, very striking & definitely one for special friends.

Congrats to the card winner.

Michele

SusanP, Kent said...

Love this, red and white (or white and red) has to be my fave colour combination for Christmas cards. It's gorgeous and I'll definitely be viewing this video!

Jayem said...

I love this mini striplet and love your inspiration... hope you are flattered that I have made my versions of a couple of your cards using the striplet.

Thanks.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

barbara macaskill said...

Holy wow~ This is a stunning card!! I really need the Poinsettia striplet!!! I love poinsettias and would love to create a card similar to this one!!! Watching the video this afternoon!! TFS!

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue beautiful card. Love these striplets and have made several cards using them, and will be copying this one. Thank you for the inspiration
Wendyx

Kate's Cards said...

Very pretty!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, as are your two from Friday . I love that tissue paper background, with the blue one being my favourite.
Today's gem would definitely be for a special person, so gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Ann said...



Beautiful card with my fav. flower at Christmas

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Another cracker of a card today. I really like the poinsettia dies...lovely :)
Bejay x

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. I have this die so no excuse for not trying it. Happy Birthday Melody. Hope you will be able to enjoy it.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! I love the poinsettia background. The 3D poinsettia is very beautiful!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Txcowgirl said...

Love the card Sue. Love the contrast of the red and white.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Stunning card using the poinsettia striplet die set. "A bit" more work to get the color just right behind the cut poinsettia striplet, but worth the extra time. You are amazing with your talent and ideas. Thank you ever so much for your clear and precise video.

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful card

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Celebration time!!
Happy Birthday to our friend over the pond - Rebecca. Have a good trip to the mountains.
Happy 45th Anniversary, fluffycat (Frances), we get to 45 next year. Frightening.
Should have said well done to Carol on the card win.

'P' in Wales

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for another wonderful video! This is a gorgeous card. I'd really like to try one like this :)

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. Yet another way of using Striplet dies, when I saw the card I thought you had used the Berry Sparkle pva as you did on Hochanda. As you say only for Special People. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to Carol Quinn.

Best wishes

karalschuknecht said...

Gorgeous card! I am so happy to have found this blog. Thank you for all the beautiful card inspiration.

Dawn Holben said...

Ooh Sue I absolutely love this one and adore the poinsettia striplet die.
I will definately be trying to make this one it's gorgeous.
And thank you for another fab video demo.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful, beautiful card.
Congratulations to the card Winner.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

dragonswing said...

So very pretty! Definitely a card for a special recipient.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I was fascinated to watch this video as I couldn't work out what you had done! I always try!! I'm even successful occasionally! This is so clever and so very effective! Will give it a try - I tried the one with the holly sparkle and was very happy with that! Thank you so much for your daily inspiration. It's a beautiful card.
Melody and Rebecca - Happy Birthday to both of you. I hope you have an enjoyable birthday!
Congratulations to today's winner.
Molly - look after Grandma today too! Come back soon.
Love to all,
Myra xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Wow Sue this is fantastic. I love it. Congratulations to Carol

IVY Cheong said...

I love all your striplets dies and this mini poinsettia die is beautiful and I have bought it so I will definitely try this card out. Thank you , Ivy xx

iReneM said...

Such a gorgeous card!
Definitely a 'special'

x

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Laura O said...

fab card Sue love the poinsettias red and white ,Laura O

Redonna said...

Wow! Love this card & technique!

liz spooner said...

Absolutely love this card Sue and thanks for the great technique.xx

Eunice said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous card, I love the ice snow effect behind the Poinsettias.

Bente Sørflaten said...

A really beautiful card, Sue!
Love this poinsettia striplet die :)

Julie Elliott said...

It's a very lovely card x

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful :)

Lesley Cann said...

One of the best Xmas cards this year and a great informative video. Hopefully will have a go at this one.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Sorry I am so late. This is a beautiful card, so lovely.
Melody and Rebecca I hope you've both had a lovely day.
Love to all, Maureen xx

Janette MacArthur said...

Hi Sue, today's card is stunning! Love the red & white combo!
Janette x

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & friends
Gorgeous card again haven't had chance to watch video yet to see how you made it.
I have the die one of my AP buys I love it.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Melody happy birthday I hope you had some me time & enjoyed your day,Molly I hope you spoilt your nan today. Hug's for you both.xx

Rebecca Hope you had a lovely & Happy birthday today xx

Fluffycat Happy Anniversary to you & your husband hope you had a good day xx

Congratulations Carol on winning Wednesdays card xx

TOB Theresa Hug's xx
BETH Hug's hope your ok.
Deb C Hug's for you hope your ok
Tracy your in my thought & prayers Hug's on their way xx

Big Hug's to all my friends & everyone o

craftynanna jo said...

Hi Sue, comment number 2 and i don't know what happened to number 1,
This is a gorgeous card and a great informative video, thank you Sue for all your inspiration.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MELODY AND REBECCA, sorry a bit late Melody but i hope you had a good day and Rebecca hope you have lovely day.
Well done Carol on being todays winner. hugs Johanna

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Simple and effective looking.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Oh what a great card so very pretty love it

hugs Sarah xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Stunning card as the tutorial ! Love it all and
so glad I found this blog. Thank you Sue.

Happy Birthday to both Rebecca and Melody, hope you both
had a nice day x
Fluffycat -Happy Anniversary, 45 years !x
Tracy- I sending you hugs to keep the spirit up x
Norah, Beth, Deb C ,Wheelybad and anyone else absent, hope
you all are ok and come back soon x
Anyone in pain, having treatments etc. please take care

To all Wilsonette's and friends,
hugs Maria x

melody said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card looks really special, not watched the video yet I will do when I am more awake. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Thank you all for your birthday wishes I have slept most of it away an I am feeling so tied I am going to go an lay back down now.
Happy birthday Rebecca.xXx

Anonymous said...

HI Sue
Stunning card! I love the way you have lined the poinsettias.
Thank you for the demo.
Veronique L

nannapat said...

I'm a great fan of your striplet dies as they are so versatile. A gorgeous card today and a great video. Pat x

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good Evening Sue and fab Wilsonettes,

What an eye catching yet elegant card, definitely one for the must do list. I haven't managed to watch the video yet but I can tell that i am going to enjoy it as I have done with all of your Festive themed demos. I have this particular striplet so it may mark my very first Chrimbo card later this week:-)
I'm fashionably late with my comment today, had another hectic day shopping and visiting an old antique emporium in Doune, Stirling- it was a lovely place but antiques aren't really my thing I'm afraid, my OCD doesn't feel comfortable with the thought that somebody I don't know has already owned and used it. I did see some old postcards of where my Nana used to work and the street I went to primary school on before the school was built in 1888. There were also some half crowns from Charles I I 's reign and the original drawings from the 1970 Laura Ashley clothes collection. Felt quite tired after 5 long hours, only to return home and let Brodie out by accident as my Dad left:-( Didn't have the energy to chase him so sat at the window watching for 1hr 30mins until he sauntered back home, I was a nervous wreck by this stage but oh so happy to see him.
Melody, such a shame that you've slept your birthday away but you obviously needed the rest, hopefully you'll feel the benefit tomorrowxx
Rebecca, hope you have a lovely day in the mountains with your hubby, happy birthday!
Frances, many congratulations on reaching the 45 yr mark, what an achievement!....my mum and dad would have been married 46 yrs this year....if they hadn't got divorced:-) But seriously, well done, hope you had a lovely day, and maybe a Sue Wilson goody from your hubby?
Think I'll get an early night after I've given the babies their supper, more M&S prawns! See you all bright and early tomorrow xxx

Love and crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxx

PS. Congrats to this weeks winner of Sues gorgeous card!Me?Jealous?......xxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Loving the red and white as it's so crisp and clean.
A different style which is lovely.
Bought a new die today the Pyxis, going to have a play tomorrow so can't wait :)
It was brilliant to get out today. I have Fibromyalgia and spend most of my time at home which is why crafting is so important to me.
Sending love and hugs to all in need

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely Stunning card. A lot of work has went into making it but well worth it
Take care
Hazel G XX

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh I like this a lot! Gorgeous!

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely stunning and hey I have this die!!!

Shirley T. xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card, another new technique, many thanks.
Di B. x

Angela Wade said...

A gorgeous card, Sue. I've just watched the video with my mug of coffee before heading to bed.
I have this lovely, little striplet so will have to give this one a go :-)
I started on both my Christening cards late this afternoon. I made one for my mum and one for us, for Osian for tomorrow.

Congratulations Carol and many Congratulations 'Fluffycat and Hubby' on your 45th Wedding Anniversary !!!

Belated Birthday Greetings Melody and Rebecca.

Hugs and Best Wishes to all Wilsonettes, especially all those who are ill / unwell or in pain Xx

Angela back in S. Wales Xx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow, wow, wow and another wow! Absolutely stunning Sue! Love this Poinsettia Striplet die and another great video too xx "Thank you Sue" for all the hints and tips! xx Congratulations Carole on winning the Wednesday card giveaway! Do the whoop whoop dance and...trust me...it will look even better in real life! Wonderful! Happy birthday wishes to you Rebbeca and Melody. Melody, you must have needed the rest xx Congratulations to you too Fluffycat on your wedding anniversary xx Hope you've had a wonderful day! xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes in need too xx Tracey some to you and to all our missing Wilsonettes xx Love Karen xx

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Stunning, seasonal and exquisite card. This is right up my street. I have not got the Mini Poinsettia striplet but have got the holly one so will try and do a variation on a theme. The red and white is so striking. Have not watched the video yet but will look forward to doing so.
Loved yesterdays card and both colours are equally captivating. This is another technique I must attempt - I have all the 'ingredients'!
Congratulations Carol on your win x
Well, I didn't comment yesterday (Friday) as I managed to render myself out of action for the day. After appreciating the good weather on Thursday I managed to get a mountain of washing done, hung out, dried and I even bought it in myself - this is something that at the end of the day I usually have to rely on the boys to do, or it stays on the line all night! I managed to hoover (1 room) and prepared the evening meal and then managed to iron (only for 8 minutes). I should have known better as this kind of activity in one day is unheard of for me. Anyway, went to bed and just could not sleep. Decided to get up and have a drink and should have sat quietly.
Was feeling terribly proud of myself for having been able to tick off a large chunk of my to do list that I decided that I would have a go at Sue's fabulous paved pearl technique which has been put off for such a long time. After all - what harm could it do - I was on a roll!! Big mistake. I am terribly pleased to tell you that the results were rather good - far better than I had hoped but because it was so much easier than I had anticipated I got carried away and 2 hours later, many scraps of paper later and a dining room table covered in samples of every imaginable colour and size of said technique, I realised that I had overdone things!! I crawled back upstairs at about 4am and there I stayed until about 6pm this evening.
Could have been worse. If I had seen the scrunched tissue technique before this I think the temptation would have overwhelmed me completely and I would probably ended up in bed until this time next week.
I am feeling terribly satisfied after a marvellous dose of strictly. Apart from the obvious, (that being the fit male professional bottoms) I think we may have ourselves a rather good series. I am so delighted for Anton. It actually looks like he may have a chance of seeing the shows into November and possibly beyond! I do hope so. I really like him - he is incredibly witty and his dancing is not bad either!!
Need to split my comment as I just know that it is going to be far too long. Sorry!!!

Yvonne G said...

Tracy - so sorry that your results were not what you and everyone else had hoped for. We are all keeping our fingers tightly crossed that you are able to deal with whatever lies ahead. Try and stay strong and be positive - although this is easier said than done I know. Sending love and hugs x
Rebecca, Alison and Maureen - NCIS - brilliant - Abbie is adorable. Mark Harmon - well all I'll say is - I would!!!!
Rebecca - this blog is a Godsend isn't it. Appreciate the little things and be thankful is my motto and I do manage it most of the time. Happy Birthday toooooo yoooooo x
Wheely Bad - it was lovely to 'see you'. Sorry you aren't feeling so good.
Fluffycat - Happy Anniversary. 45 years - wowee x
Lorraine - I remember St Elsewhere - I loved it. Mark Harmon was such a dreamboat then and got to say still is. NCIS is fab because he is in it but that aside it is a really brilliant show. Used to be an avid viewer of Bones but not recently. Which channel is it on - lost track. Love any of the CSI's but am now watching mostly repeats so know who did it!! I also like a bit of Vampire Diaries and the spin off show - The Originals. Sounds like all I do is watch tv but the reality is that as I spend so much time fatigued and unable to partake in activity, be it housework or crafting, then the tv is constantly on.
You got me thinking about all the brilliant programmes I used to watch - in my more youthful days. Does anyone remember a program called This Life? It was about a group of young lawyers all living in a house together. Fantastic. And does anyone actually mind admitting to watching Prisoner Cell Block H with it's wobbly walls? Lol. Sadly, I used to love that as well. So many more gems spring to mind but we can save those for another day.
But does anyone remember Spangles???
Battenberg and Arctic Roll - heaven. Sadly these can no longer be on my list of food to resort to when in need of comfort food. I have to follow a gluten free diet. I have found myself tucking into a large block of marzipan if things are really bad - and I am not talking about a little delicate bar covered in chocolate from Thornton's or M & S - I am talking the large block found in the baking aisle in the supermarket.
I must now stop dribbling. I agree with you - I do think Nadia could nail this years Bake Off. I really like her x
Melody - Hope you were a little spoilt as it was your Birthday. You are never far from my thoughts at the moment and I am once again sending you and yours love and hugs x
Sandra - where are you hun. Missing you. Hope you are ok. Sending you love and a big hug x
Ok - it is now early hours of Sunday and my eyes are refusing to stay open.
Take care everyone.
Nite nite
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Anonymous said...

I love the poinsettia striplet die but disappointed because I thought there would be a set that would match the poinsettia's that you could cut out for behind the flower. I tried the idea on the video but could not get it to match. You should make a set that would cut out the flower behind it as well as for the holly striplet too.

Love your cards

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I am so late because I have been babysitting, iPad lost its charge AND I didn't have cable with me Drrrr!
So before I drop into my bed, I have to say, I Love today's card. The poinsettia mini Striplet is gorgeous. LOL Brenda xxx

DeeDee7770 said...

BEAUTIFUL card Sue. I love the snow edge on the Pointsettias and of course the pearl centres. I love your style!

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card and video. Haven't got this striplet yet. Maybe I can try something similar with one of the ones I have got. Then again I could just treat myself!
Congratulation Carol on your win.
Hope you had a Happy Birthday, Rebecca. Hope you had a lovely anniversary, Frances.
Melody, not the way you would have chosen to spend your birthday but you must have really needed that sleep.
Take care everyone.

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card Sue, I have this die its so useful and not just for Christmas, thank you, Linda x

Clai01 said...

Lovely card Sue, looks very festive. x

America said...

Beautifully executed with the mini striplet three times across the background and the red placed behind each Poinsettia. Goes beautifully with all white. Brilliant and stunning Christmas card!

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Sue, I missed this one its stunning, I love the design with those poinsettia strips. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card. I recently bought this striplet along with some others so may be trying this design or something very simmilar myself. I am sure it won't be anything like as good as yours though.
Best wishes Hilary

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful card Sue, very festive.
Lorraine

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Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous pretty card & love the Poinsettia striplet die, must get that one asap...

Love the red & white combo as it looks so striking & the beautiful poinsettias are the perfect finishing touch to another stunning card.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

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