Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Metallic Enchanted Forest Card

Hi Crafters!  This card is a really great card for those of you that do batch Christmas cards.  It is ever so easy and quite spectacular when finished, a winning combination!

Just wanted to mention that Julia Watts is doing the One Day Special on Hochanda tonight with a launch at 8pm.  She will have shows at 9am, 12 noon, 4pm and 7pm on Wednesday and more great demos to show you too!  I hope you can tune in to watch!

The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue
I loved this card it's beautiful

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Pam said...

So beautiful, I love it. Elegantly Christmas
Special hugs to all in need, Melody and family, Tracey, always in my thoughts.
Very rainy day today, take care everyone

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Beautiful card thank you take care Kitty.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, I bought these dies when I saw this card as I think it is absolutely gorgeous and the colours too.
Nancyd xx

Karen Derbyshire said...

I have tree dies, but would really love to own these. Beautiful card as usual Sue.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Sue. The trees are on my wish list, I love them . JJxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I love this card, and even though I have some Cloud inks, I'm still struggling with the Northern Lights Card and this one so thanks for tutorial!
Both these cards are so different and beautiful!
Take care
Love Marg

Susan Dunn said...

Sue, What a fab card , i love the whole idea. Will be trying this one for sure. Xx Susan Dunn. Cumbria.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another simply but beautiful christmas card thank you tracyw

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card these trees are beautiful. Yvonne xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a lovely card today, I saw you doing on Hochanda and loved it then, beautiful.

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

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
like Nancy I had to have the winter trees when I saw this card even though so far I have only one gilding wax which I intend to add to. The wax is lovely to use, this is one if my favourite cards for Christmas this year so far.
Muriel x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
This card sold the Winter Trees die to me. I wasn't going to buy any more but thought of batch cards and as you say it makes such a statement. The guilding wax is the best I have used - all the rest I have tried have dried up over time. I am a real Creative Expressions convert now.
Really great card - again!
Well done you.
Crafty hugs
Anne M xx

Julie Elli said...

I remember this from the shows it's very striking. Love your trees die.
Big hug
Julie E

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. I'd forgotten that it was video day, looking forward to seeing you make this card. I don't have the tree dies so won't be able to make anything like this but still enjoy watching you. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Aspiring crafter said...

Love this card Sue and great demo when you were on Hochanda, fab tree dies.
The gilding wax is gorgeous!

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A fabulous card today. This is one of my favourite Christmas cards this year, and an easy one to have a go at, especially after watching your great video which is so clear and helpful as always. Thank you Sue. Hugs to everyone. Take care xx
Melody and family, sending love and support. Take care x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue.
Loved this card the first time it was aired, and I love it even more now you have given us the closest up tutorial. It's amazing how a few splats of white paint add a snowy /star effect to lift the heaviness of the black night sky card. Beautiful.
Have to stop what I had started yesterday and start a Silver Anniversary card today which needs to also go in the post no later than tomorrow ! Had a text at 10pm someone who received a 25th anniversary card I'd made last year loved it, and asked if I would make one for a long standing friend of 30 years but it's needed for Saturday, so I have to think of a design, make it up, send a photo for her approval, then hopefully it will be what she hoped for first attempt, stick it all down, type an appropriate verse for the insert and get it in the post no later than lunchtime tomorrow (no pressure there) talk about working to deadline or what lol I'm just relieved that she is in a position to be able to check her email during her lunch break so I'm not waiting around to hear if it's suitable as time is tight, she may need it for Saturday but it needs to get to her a day or so earlier just in case when she see's it close up she's not impressed and wants to buy one instead ! I always worry that will happen as we are our own worst critics that I'm sure of ! So now I've sent you back to sleep with my boring ramblings, I will sign off by sending you my love and hugs Sue, and thank you for giving me the amazing tools and knowledge to make the card I've been asked for.
Love to my special friends both here and those from our special FB page.
Have a lovely day.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A stunning card which although simple to create is very effective. Love the beautiful gilded trees and the texture on them.x

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Great card Sue
Luv Rach :)

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue,this card is just something else!!!
I love it!!!
It's my granddaughter's 2nd birthday today :)
Have a good one I know we will :)
Loopy Lynda xxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Very atmospheric! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Such a beautiful card and so easy to make, I love these tree dies they are so versatile. The background looks so effective another thing for me to try out. Enjoyed the video thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Love this card, Sue. Like Muriel and Anne, bought the tree dies after seeing this at the launch, couldn't not! Only have gold and pewter GW so will compromise somehow. Think there may be some fun achieving the starry effect though lol.
Steph - your card will no doubt be a cracking one and she will LOVE it! Bit of pressure on, as you say - just as well the 'clients' don't know the agony of deadlines and getting it right, otherwise they'd never ask. You'll be fine.

'P' in Wales

Love2papercraft said...

Steph - I'm guessing you are your worst critic! I think someone would have to be crazy to choose a store bought card over a lovingly hand made one. I'm sure whatever you come up with will be just perfect!

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is brilliant, love the colours of the trees, all in all a very effective card. Great video too. Have a fab day all. Bx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Loved this one and the Northern Lights when you demoed them at CE. Anything with sheen against black looks so dramatic.
Have a great day.
Ang x

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, perfect for batch making.


Nanny Jo said...

Hi Sue.....I love the card! Those trees are high on my wishlist!! Jo xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I have both of these sets of dies so I may give this design a try. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

carol quinn said...

Stunning, loved these trees from the day you did their launch giveaway!

Debra Kenworthy said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the gilding wax, a good excuse to buy more colours :D. Debra x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Loved this when I saw it on the shows.
Brilliant effect
Off to watch and learn
Have a good day
Patricia xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Loved this when I saw it on the shows.
Brilliant effect
Off to watch and learn
Have a good day
Patricia xxx

rosiejt said...

Great card - love the way you have used the trees.

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, real winter scene

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful Card

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, I love this card it is also very autumnal with the colours you've used so could be used for cards now as well as Christmas, very useful dies.
Kathy xx

nattyboots said...

Very lovely card Sue
Elaine H X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, my favourite trees again!! Lovely card and trees look fabulous! I took these dies to a workshop on Saturday and everyone was using them and cutting out trees to take home with them! Love Jean xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I loved this card when you did it on your show, absolutely brilliant. Can we have a video of the Northen Lights card as well !!

Love Rosemarie x x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
I loved this the first time I saw you demo it and although it is a little on the dark side for me I still love the overall effect.

This is one example of how your dies do all the work and how with only one or two dies you can create a masterpiece.

We had rain all day yesterday and it's still here this morning so it looks like another indoor day today. At least I might just catch up on my christmas Card list.

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

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Sue, have a few of your gilding waxes and they are great. Thank you x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Really love this. Will watch video later.

karenlotty said...

I love this card I asked you about the colours of the gilding wax at AP So hopefully you've been able to list them in the video Look forward to watching it later with a cuppa

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I remember seeing this on your hochanda shows, it's very striking.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A stunning card, I remember seeing this, and have been looking forward to you posting it. I'm off to watch your video now, as I'm going to make this one for some Christmas cards.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue
Il love this card when I saw it on Hochanda, so much that I went and bought the trees die set.
Haven't had chance for a play with them but will be later today.
Hope the weather is kind to you all today, at the moment after heavy rain all night we have blue sky and sun is starting to shine.
Have a great day

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card, I think I saw this on your hochanda shows

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is just wonderful!...the Winter Trees are on my birthday wish list, not long to wait now till I treat myself - I'm going to have a lot of fun making them up with gilding waxes, glitter, micro beads, etc. etc...


Bente Sørflaten said...

So nice, love that tree die!

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card - love the trees. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card and look forward to watching the technique. xx

Anne said...

This card looks even better in real life. Beautiful, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning sue what a beautiful card I love the trees they look wonderful and the design is gorgeous I'm off to watch the video to see how you have done the trees

Hugs Debs A xxx

Sylvia Yates said...

Beautiful card again SUE. I don't have the gilding waxes, but there is a craft show at Newark on Sunday so I must put them on my shopping list. Have a good day everybody hugs Sylvia xx

America said...

The gilding waxes are incredible - love how much shimmer, color and elegance they add to the beautiful trees! Fabulous wintery card Sue!

Love2papercraft said...

Greetings Sue & Wonderful Wilsonettes (WW)!
I saw this video at some point as well and marked it as a favorite. I decided then & there it would be this year's Christmas card (thank goodness card mimicking isn't illegal lol) because I think it's stunning, yet it is reasonable to do in batches. I just hope my "stars" don't end up looking like blobby planets :) Like others have mentioned, I too have other tree dies, but none have the embossing - so yep, I had to buy this set! I really do love this card! Sue, thank you so much for your amazing talent and generosity - thank you for not minding when we make cards just like yours! Recipients thus far have been thrilled and I always give you the credit for the hard part of creating the design, not only of the card, but the dies too! Hopefully I'm making converts of some of them :) My group of crafty friends tend to rely on me to teach them new things (which I love to do - but then I never get my own projects done lol). Anyway, now I'm constantly telling them to go to your blog, look you up on you tube etc - then they can watch a true master at work!
I've always been inspired from various sources, and quite often I just use the original as a "jumping off" point, but I have to say, there are so many of yours that just suit me to a tee that I don't want to change a thing! I am finding tho, the more of your videos I watch, the more my brain is incorporating your techniques etc and I don't always have to have the video in front of me! I guess I'm not too old to learn new tricks-yay! So not only are you skilled as an artist-but as a teacher too! Thank you so very much!
Welcome Jo J from Canada! Be warned, you might get addicted! :)
Glad to see you back Val & Theresa :) lots of beauties to catch up on (that's a happy thing to have to catch up on)!
Beth B - hope you are not overdoing it! Looking forward to your return :)
Laine, I'm afraid I'll be worried for you and Brodie on your walks too! - he's been a little rascal while your mum has been out hasn't he? It's a good thing they are so lovable :-) and they truly are. I too have been known to double purchase items, I've spent oodles of time getting my metal dies put into an inventory app on my phone, so no duplicates on that end so far, but have fallen a bit behind on that myself (gee, it's been since I started following this blog, coincidence?). I haven't even begun to get my EF in the app yet... I've been collecting long before I found Sue's dies & ef's so I have...well let's just say a whole bunch, but they are all small ones. I've so few of Sue's that I can still remember what I have. Hey one of your duplicates wouldn't happen to be the Beaded Fanfare or the Checkerboard Pinpoint would it? lol. I'd be happy to buy them from you :) tho by the sounds of it, I'd have to get in line! But seriously :)
I'm probably over my character limit and am starting to fall asleep. I will bid you all a good day (& myself a good sleep before I start my work week). Hugs & happy thoughts to all! Rebecca in Colorado

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Loved this one so much when you demoed it that I bought the tree dies. They are appearing on many of my cards, I have waxed and sugared them, they look gorgeous.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, this card looks amazing, gilding wax is brilliant.
B xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card,really like these trees would be useful dies to have ,
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful Christmas card different but outstanding. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

sandy acland said...

Not sure if I like the different coloured trees, but great thinking outside the box.
Which always gives others insperation:0)

Craftyrn28 said...

Hi sue, love the card this morning. I already have gilding waxes on my shopping list for Newark show on Sunday, can't wait to try them out, I already have a couple of projects in mind, am taking my mum Sylvia with me

Have a good day

Valerie X

Scottydog said...

Lovely card Sue - something a bit different from the usual Christmas cards. Am wondering if it could be suitable as a male birthday card?? Will try & watch Julie tonight. Off to watch the video now.

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely! Could be used other than at Xmas.

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card ,i have the tree die and have used it
with glitter but didnt think of using wax.
Marion H

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card, this tree die is one of my all time favourites I use it time and again

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for another amazing video. I just went and bought the tree die. I want to make this!! Gorgeous card!

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue.

Jan.moogie said...

Love it love it love it, have just watched the video and even I could make this one. Thanks for sharing Sue, have a great day. Hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
A lovely card today sue which looked even better in real life at ally pally x the guilding waxes really do enhance the embossing on the trees x these were one of my first purchases from the christmas launch along with the deer family and they cut and emboss like a dream , as do all your dies sue xthankyou sue for your inspiration and cannot wait to give this one a try x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Chris Curry said...

My computer has been out of action for a few days so I haven't been able to watch and comment as usual. So missed it too. I have had problems with the video today but have seen you do this card before and I love it. Thank you Sue. Xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

I am so pleased you have blogged this card as I loved it when I saw it on Hochanda but I didn't see you demo it.


Tressa said...

I loved this card immediately when you showed it at your demo sessions at CE and kicked myself for not having taken a photo and looked at it more closely to see how you had put it together. I did manage the photo at Ally Pally but missed the hill you had done and the method for adding stars. To say I am delighted that you have now done this video is an understatement especially as I want to make a batch of Christmas cards using your techniques.

I have just been using gilding waxes at the parchment craft course that I am currently on and have discovered the joy of the Decadent Oak on black so I would add that colour as the end result is fabulous.

Thanks again for this video. Time to start card making with a vengeance when I get home!!!!


Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, saw you demonstrate it on Hochanda and liked it then.xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful card. I saw you showing this on your shows and I lived it. I bought the dies and they have arrived so looking forward to having a play. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful card. I saw you showing this on your shows and I lived it. I bought the dies and they have arrived so looking forward to having a play. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, I must have missed your demo for it.
The trees are lovely, another purchase looming!
Will watch video later, off to cover my friends craft shop while she takes her class.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

IVY Cheong said...

So happy to see the video of this gorgeous card. I love this card so much when I first saw it I bought the die set immediately. Will be making this beautiful card definitely. Love, Ivy xx

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card,love the trees.

TOB said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card and not too hard to do, will be making this one.
Hugs Theresa xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
What a lovely card. I will certainly be giving it a go.
Take care everyone,
Evis M.

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue xxxxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card and great video, thank you so much. Went to order my ticket for the creative craft show in Belfast this morning only to discover show cancelled, Trident Exhibitions gone out of business. Guess it's just online shopping now, no local craft shop and now no show. Wouldn't it be lovely if creative expressions sold online then I could buy everything I need in the one place

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Paula said...

An unusual card for Christmas Sue, and I love it! I'm off to make the usual cup of tea so I can sit and watch the video in comfort. :)
Paula x

hettygarlick said...

Very beautiful. The trees look so lovely in all the different colours.

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely video and techniques make such a simple die stand out so spectacularly from the rest.
My grandchildren are so going to love making these cards and using the gilding wax on our next 'messy' day.
Love & (((((HUGS))))) to those in need of one.
Cheryl xxx

SueJ said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, one that would stand out amongst all the others.
Thank you for the video, enjoyed it as always.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely Christmas card. Thanks for your video, always inspirational.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue!
This is a gorgeous card, and I really enjoyed the video. I love all the different colored trees.
Lesley Ss x

Lesley Thomas said...

Great concept! Would be even better if I had two sets of you tree dies. I have one, and not used it yet, so must get going with them.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely card, and I think I will try it using white sparkly trees.

Diane said...

Hi Sue
This is so effective - saw you demo it at ally pally and love the way it looked close up. I've got a few gilding waxes , don't they smell lovely. A couple had gone hard but I've put some blending solution in they so hopefully they will have softened again. Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the different colours of the trees, so effective, fab card

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
What a brilliant card today. I don't have the same sentiment but I should be getting the trees delivered any day now, so I'm going to enjoy trying to make something that slightly resembles this card lol.
I'm off to watch the video now.
Bejay x

Jill Berg said...

Lovely card today

Val Jones said...

Oh Sue, I so love this card. It remind me of the northern lights one you dd which I also loved.
Just about to watch the video.
Love Val in Spain x

CraftyJo said...

I love this - right up my street ;)

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
Apologies for my absence yesterday. I had problems with the internet. Have no idea why but pleased to say everything seems fine now so here we go x
Yesterdays card and todays could not be more different but both are fabulous. You showed us today's card at Ally Pally and I have to say that it looks even more beautiful 'in real life'. I never used to be a fan of darker cards but since being introduced to your 'darker side'. I have to say I have become a fan.
Really need to invest I some gilding wax - my problem is that I can never decide which colour so always want them all and obviously that makes things impossible. Can anyone give me any idea as to which colour they use the most - that might help x
Yesterdays card has a much softer feel and is beautifully elegant. Love the configurations. They are so versatile for larger cards as well as those smaller cards.
I still find myself pondering over the fact that you are so clever Sue. You know exactly what we want and you let us have it! You are completely responsible for keeping a lot of ladies very satisfied - and that is a huge accomplishment. Hope you are enjoying 'life' wherever you are and managing to put your feet up - although you do not strike me as a put your feet up type of a gal! x
Txcowgirl - so pleased my dinner has now been explained to you. The funny thing is I almost put roasties (scabby) and that would have completely thrown you. The extremely crispy roast potatoes that feature regularly on our dinner plates were referred to as scabby by my boys when they were little and this term has stayed with us.
P' in Wales - my yorkshire puddings are the best in town x
Rebecca - LL Cool J is ok but Mark has a special place in my heart x
Lorraine - hope you're feeling more human hun. Splicers - omg - yes. Loved them. What about Texan Bars? Looking forward to your mum being back? You can share the stress caused by the Bothersome Brodie x
Wheely Bad - I can't wait for the final of Bake off. Got my Wednesday Crowd coming to watch with me so I do think it only right that I throw something together in honour of the finale. It wouldn't do for us all to sit there dribbling would it? x
Just noticed that the sun has decided to come out. I rained for most of the day yesterday and looked like it was going to do the same today. Don't know if it is worth risking washing on the line - I'll think about that one whilst I make a coffee.
Have a good day everyone.
Crafty hugs

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue & friends
I absolutely love this card & my friend actually made this card for my Husband's birthday.
On seeing your card on your show I ordered the tree die set & yesterday I cut out lots of trees.
I made the black tissue paper card also yesterday & pleased with the result.
So thank you for all your inspiration
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Sending (((((Hug's )))) for Tracy Melody & Hubbie sweet Molly. TOB Theresa & all in pain or under the weather xxx

Hug's for all my friends xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card, saw you demo this and thought then I will have have a go at that so it is so nice to be reminded of how to do it, Thank You

sunshinepen said...

Morning Sue

I have been trying to make the NOrthen Lights card that you showed on Hochanda the other day. Got to say I just love your Trees.

Crafty hugs

Pen x

Anonymous said...

So beautiful...love the waxes. Jan D., Florida, USA

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card. It looks even more stunning in the flesh so to speak. You had it on display at Ally Pally and showed us how the Golding wax worked. I'll be watching the video later.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I am so pleased that you made this video. I loved this card when I first saw it and have been waiting for a chance to try something similar. Would you mind if I made it with a deep navy blue instead of black and changed the sentiment? I'll just have to give it a go and see how it turns out.

Thank you Rebecca, Wheely Bad and Melody for the belated anniversary wishes especially when you have so much going on in your own lives it is lovely to know that we still take time for others.


Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, would never have thought to use black card for Christmas cards but it looks stunning. I only have 3 gilding wax the enchanted gold is lovely, I may have a go at this card though.

Linda xx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue I have at last worked out the blog thanks to my husband love the card xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Lovely Christmas card today. It's getting nearer!

Not used gilding wax yet, but think I'll have to give it a go soon. Love the tree dies.

Love Helen xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
The Winter Trees look just as elegant when they are gilded as they are when covered with the Iced Snow crystals. I am waiting for my stockist to get the die back in stock, so that I can get it.
Margaret xxx

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! I absolutely love this Enchanted Forest card and I'm super excited that I have your tree dies. All I have to do now is order some gilding wax (and maybe more dies lol). Thank you so much Sue for all of the inspiration and for your amazing videos. You're a great teacher and such a talented artist.
I really love reading this blog every day...I feel like I'm getting to know all the lovely ladies who comment. Sue, you have an amazing following!!!
Have a beautiful day everyone!!!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I have to confess I wasn't really too fond of this card when I first saw it! I can hear sharp intakes of breath all around me! I love the trees but I preferred them looking more Christmassy white or autumnal - more natural I guess. However , I have come round to the idea of this one and the close ups look amazing but may I say it's just not me! The card is beautiful and I can see why people love it but it's not one of my favourites! Sorry! I don't say that very often. I like to be honest though.
It's a lovely sunny day here today and I'm off in a few minutes to a Retirement Home - no no - not checking in - mind you, hope they let me out! Going to craft with the Residents. It's usually entertaining one way or another.
Love to everyone, in particular, Melody, Francis and Molly and all others going through difficult times.
Myra xxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
I love this card one of my Fav Christmas cards but my Absolute Fav is your Aurora Borealis card that you did a demo on your show, even my hubby was glued to the show which is a first as he is not into craft.
Take care
Hazel G XX

Littlelamb said...

Love this card Sue. Saw it at Ally Pally and it was gorgeous. Just watched the video. Very good and easy to follow. Thank you.

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Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card, super idea for batch card making.
Rosemary xx

terrie said...

I like all of the different colors trees...they go so well together...tfs
Well done Sue
Great Christmas card...

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! What can I say? I loved this card when you first demonstrated it. It's so so beautiful with the gilded trees of different colours. loved the flicked snow too! Gorgeous Sue and yet so simple! "Thank you" xx Love Karen xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need too xx Love Karen xx

Jo Jajko said...

Another beautiful card.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow just a card by night what gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Simple, but stunning card. Sometimes less is more!!
Kind regards,

barbara macaskill said...

Oh WOW!! This is an absolutely magical card!! LOVE the metallic trees!!! Definitely going to attempt something similar!! TFS!

Dawn Holben said...

Absolutely magical, I really love this card and they look so fab done with black card and the gorgeous gilding wax.
So many colours to choose from that every card could look slightly different.
Not that I would want to change anything about this.
I totally agree that you are a wonderful designer and teacher.
Loved the video too, even the dog was on my lap watching the screen lol

Brenda Lello said...

hi Sue, I saw this card at AP. And said at the time how gorgeous I thought it was. I will definitely be giving this one a go. Thank you again for the video, It's great having these one-to-one tutorials. Ha ha - okay me, and the rest of the SW family !!
Take care, Love Brenda xxx

patwyn said...

Another gorgeous card ,Sue. I love Autumn with all the different colours on the trees, so this card is just up my street. Will watch video and learn later. Thanks Sue.

Pat xxx

patwyn said...

Another gorgeous card ,Sue. I love Autumn with all the different colours on the trees, so this card is just up my street. Will watch video and learn later. Thanks Sue.

Pat xxx

nannapat said...

Beautiful trees and a fantastic card. I love the colours, especially on the black. Pat x

Pearl said...

Lovely card Sue and as you say very suitable for batch card making - I'll be making mine in the next week or so, well starting to make them anyway and this card looks ideal for me. I do have the tree dies.

Thank you so much for sharing it with us all today.

I will have to watch the video later on tonight, too much on at the moment.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I fell in love with this card when you had it on Hochanda. Such a great colour palette. Thank you for showing us how you made it. Definitely one I will copy. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
A great card today so versatile
thanks for sharing hugs Sarah xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Loved this card when I saw it on the TV and it uses the first die set that I bought from the new launch. Xmas trees are a must and these are a bit different and as you have so many sizes it makes them so versatile. This card is beautiful.

Lesley Griffiths said...

I just love this card. So dramatic and simple.
Happy days,

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good Afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

This card is the one that succeeded in converting me to the joys of gilding wax, quite a feat since I struggle to apply it with super long nails!
I adore the effect achieved against the black card, it really enhances the varying colours beautifully, the embossing comes into it's own and creates some textural dimension rather than the flat shape that other leading die manufacturers offer. I have just purchased pearl moon(twice!), bronze and enchanted gold to add to my pastel toned collection so I have no reason not to blatantly copy your example- like Rebecca says, it's a good job it isn't illegal to recreate your mini masterpieces otherwise I would be facing a long stretch with no hope of parole:-) I really enjoyed the demo, you are excellent at breaking down the procedure step by step, it's a true idiots guide for those of us that struggle with written instructions:-)
Well, my Mums train arrives in the next hour and boy will I be glad to see her- the house no longer looks like a bomb has hit it and I've brushed and prepared Brodie and Darcey for inspection. My friend popped over for a coffee with her 16 wk old puppy Lulu who proceeded to get overly excited by Brodies toys and trickled on the wooden floor...Lulu that is, not Monique! Brodie is unimpressed by her invasion and is demanding that I let him out to escape, not likely, so I had plenty of pampering to do in the form of a good long brush and some cat treats to settle him again...me?Bribery?
Myra, what a lovely thought giving crafting lessons to the elderly, personally I wouldn't have the confidence in my own ability to do such an altruistic deed, but it sounds like a lot of fun. I wish that I had craft classes close by because it's a very social hobby, as this blog proves, so I'm sure the ladies will enjoy it immensely.
Rebecca, aren't we lucky that Sue is so generous with her talents and designs- I could never be accused of having an original thought so her daily input into my card making is a god send:-) I'm going to try inspiring a friend of mine to try some of her creations with me leading up to Christmas, hopefully we'll have another Sueaholic on our hands though she feels that the cards are far too ambitious for her so I'll have to prove her wrong.
Yvonne my dear, I am surprised that I have survived the past 6 days relatively unscathed, particularly considering Brodies earnest attempts to make me look like a rubbish mummy no. 2 whereas Darcey has been a positive angel, thank goodness for little girls as the song goes. I remember Texan bars well, I loved them too, they were much nicer than a sickly Mars bar. I am a little put out that I haven't received my invite for your Bake Off party, I know that I have a reputation for eating my own body weight in anything even mildly sugary but I would be suitably restrained in polite company. What are you planning to prepare?not Eton Mess again...or will it be a cheeky Arctic Roll in homage to this years challenges? I think Nadia will win, Peter put me right off him with his road kill pie. Tamal is very tasty but unfortunately he isn't interested in the ladies...darn, it's always the good looking ones! Sad that it has to come to an end but we can console ourselves by stalking the Strictly male dancers, promise me that you'll keep your hands off Gleb though:-)
Well, off to prepare a welcome home dinner for Mum...beans on toast anyone?

Crafty hugs,


Txcowgirl said...

Beautiful card again Sue. I must try the gilding wax very soon. Love the tree die, it is so versatile, for any season, and makes great backgrounds.

Now Yvonne and Lorraine I am really curious. Just what are Texan Bars? I am a Texan and am not sure what this is referring to. I don't suppose you are talking about Honkytonks? Our version of a pub there, but there's always country music and dancing. If you saw Urban Cowboy, Gilleys is a famous Honkytonk here.

Also, still wondering about Yorkshire pudding. I've been looking over the comments, but I must have missed the explanation. Yes, glad you didn't say scabby would really have been lost, but your potatoes sound divine.

Brooke Bont said...

This is one beautiful card

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Didn't think I wanted your tree die but the more I see the more I am liking them.
SueL x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
This is a beautifully elegant card Sue.
Txcowgirl, Yorkshire puddings used to be eaten with gravy, in Yorkshire, before your dinner to fill you up. But we (in the North East of England) eat them with our dinner. They are made by mixing eggs, flour, milk and a pinch of salt into a batter. Heat some dripping until spitting hot, add the batter, put in a very hot oven, and cook for about 20 minutes.
Good luck!!!
Love to all, Maureen xxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
I really love these wee trees but I can't afford any more died just now after buying ur large squares an rectangles. These are a godsend let me tell u as my cutting was always wonky. Thank u sue for making finally the large squares!!!

Today at work was better I'm no longer the talk of the shop as they say and no tears!! Lol
Only another 8 days to work before things get goin :-). Staying happy tho.
Thanks again all u lovely people who have me in their thoughts. It's nice to know I have world wide support!! It means a lot xx

Love to all xx

craftynanna jo said...

Beautiful card, really dramatic, love the colours of the guilding wax and the video was superb. hugs to all Johanna

Barbara (C) said...

The Trees are great proportions for larger or even smaller batch making...Great design

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh I love this - so pretty!

A Happercrafter6 said...

Such a pretty card and trees are always a winner.

Susi in Cyprus said...

Absolutely love this card. I watched the video on YouTube a while ago and straight away ordered the trees, which arrived yesterday! I also ordered 5 gilding waxes, so when they come I can get started!

Haven't commented for a few days, as I've not been too well. However today was a good day and I managed to make a wedding card. For the first time I used my Sparkle Texture Paste and I just love it! I can see it's going to become a favourite.

I sincerely hope that things are okay with Melody, Molly and Francis, just taking each day as it comes. Also Tracy, I wish you all the very best on your journey.

Big hugs to whoever needs them.
Susi in Cyprus

DeeDee7770 said...

Absolutely stunning card! You just sold me on another product and technique. Thank you

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, this caught my eye when you showed it on Hochanda, will have to try this.xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Your metallic trees are just divine!!!
Lorna D

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, crafty hugs Julie xxx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the trees..
Moxie Craftie

Theresa Pace said...

so so pretty and like you said very easy to make, hugs xx

Barbara said...

A stunning and simple card Sue!
I have the trees and will definitely be making this card. Fantastic video too.

Ann said...

Gorgeous card Sue really like the trees.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Loved this card when I saw it at Ally Pally, looks beautiful in real life.

Big Hugs :-)

Tina XX

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and your crafty crew
I watched you do this card on the TV loved it then and I love it now
It is a simple card but beautiful and I am going to have a go at it tomorrow
Hugs to those that need one
Take care
Theresa xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the trees.
Thank you for the demo.
Veronique L

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love that you've used different colours for the trees very different.
Hectic day been at hospital with hubby this morning getting chest pains though checked okay but worrying all the same, then hard at work this afternoon and evening. Just in and now ready for bed. I'll sleep tonight no problem.
Best wishes and hugs to everyone who needs them

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning. Love it.

Shirley T.

Always Learning said...

Fabulous card. Love the metallic finish on the trees. Karen x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Great video - Thanks. Awesome card with the gilded trees. I will try this.

Eunice said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous card, I love the trees covered in gilding wax!!!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue
An exquisite masterpiece of yours, saw it at ally pally and it's just fabulous.
It is one of my all time favourites.
Hugs, Rose

melody said...

Hi Sue. I think this is a fantastic card an if I was able to be able to do any crafting right now I think this would be my Xmas card this year I love the gilding wax. The video was really good thank you fior sharing. Take care Melody xxxXxxx

Thank you all that keep sending Francis an myself kind wishes The time is getting closer to finding out if Francis as got a choice in what he wants to do, Thursday they will know I don't know if we will know I suppose it will be the waiting game again. xXx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful. I think this could be a card for birthdays too. I loved this card and it put the tree dies high, high up on the list. I love gilding wax but perhaps for those who don't have it try either use cosmic shimmer watercolours or perfect medium and mica for a similar effect.

Tracy, I hope you don't feel too stressed in the countdown to your treatment. Thinking of you, sending hugs x

Melody, Francis and Molly, sending hugs x

Txcowgirl, Texan bars were a type of candy that was available in the uk. I can imagine how misleading that is!

Late late show today. Slept most of the day and had a backlog of online shopping to do. I've been meaning to order this lot for over a month, not crafty as in paper crafty (that comes later, he he he...) have a few other things to get but it can wait til tomorrow. Hours of comparing prices has given me brain ache, sleep now so I can get up and bake something nice for tomorrow (hopefully).

Sorry I've been brief, hugs to all of you, far or near. Have a wonderful Wednesday,

T x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Just had time to have a look at your tutorial.
This is lovely and would make a great mens birthday card too.
These tree dies are so useful, another to add to the never ending wish list! x

Magic Maggie said...

You have inspired me to have a go at this lovely card - I have all the kit, now let's see if the investment was worth it!
Magic Maggie

SusanP, Kent said...

Great video again! Saw you demo this lovely card on tv I'm sure. Wish I had these trees. I tried to them buy once, but were out of stock - now I can't afford it :(

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous video. Thank you for sharing and giving us some helpful hints on how to make this awesome card.....L Rosie xxx

Laura O said...

great card ,love the trees,Laura O

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another fantastic Christmas card, I think it is stunning. Great video.
Di B. x

Jean said...

Simply stunning!

Sassy said...

Wow! This card is so rich in color, texture, dimension and is speaking the word "Autumn!" The techniques you share and the talent you share are so inspirational. There is always something new to learn.

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