Thursday, 22 October 2015

Metallic Overlays Jingle Bells

Hello bloggers!  A single beautiful sentiment die can really make a statement card.  I'll show you how to overlay the bells in a metallic gilding wax to change up the die and add that extra bit of bling to your festive cards.

The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Pam said...

Stunning card Sue.
Melody I am so sorry that the news was not good from the hospital. I hope when you both see the main surgeon that he has better news for you. Francis has a strong determination to even go through the tests. My heart is breaking for you both. My love and prayers for you both,
Hugs to all who want or need one

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card love this embossing folder have it but not used it yet.
Nancyd xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card Sue thank you and a great video.
Sue you are the Queen of matting and layering, just lovely.
Thank you sue take care and have fun Kitty.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love your swirly sentiment. Yvonne xx

tracy w said...

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

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely festive card this Thursday. I love how your close up photography shows the depth of your folders, it also shows that some of your folders are very versatile and can be used for any occasion and for any season (apart from those that look obviously festive)
Thanks you for sharing your talent and craft space with us.
Have a great day whatever your plans.
Love to our Sam and TOB thinking of your both.
Lancashire Steph xx

Jan.moogie said...

Love the simple lines of this card Sue looking forward to watching video later. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Great card today. I have tried similar bu not as detailed as yours - this one is great!
Love it Sue.
Take care out there everyone!
Anne M xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, lovely card today, saw you making this on Hochanda, amazing, will watch video later when hubby gets up.

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

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours. I have this e-folder and always think it looks effective. JJxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card, simple but elegant. Love the embossing folders, they add so much to a card.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card Sue. Clean and simple and very elegant
Pat x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card; I love how you stack your sentiments to really make them stand out.
Melody - I'm so sorry that Francis did not get good news from the hospital yesterday, my prayers are with you. Sue XXX

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card, simple but stylish and good for batch making
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card the scored lines embossing folder really draws your eye into the card.
Have a great day every one xxx.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card, simple but stylish and good for batch making
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love this! Will watch video later.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Another great tutorial, thank you. The card is beautiful, elegant and striking - love the Scored Lines embossing folder.x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card. I love all the embossed lines. Their simplicity really highlights the gorgeous sentiment. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Anonymous said...

A very elegant card beautiful.


Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue. Live this die.

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, very classy & elegant.


TDQ Karen said...

Love how the background is so boldbut allows the sentiment to be the focus. Lovely

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design. I am looking forward to watching the video later when I get back from work today. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Just watched the video - looks really easy to do and those bells pop beautifully with that metallic gilding wax, especially on the black background...


hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue it jingles all the way xx hazel

lilian said...

Hi Sue, very lovely card, have this e/f but it always buckles my card, so will watch the video to see what I'm doing wrong.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card and video and what a great tip about the way to tape the 8 X 8 folder it was something I was struggling with so thank you for that. I love how the added bells look as if they were from the original die cut (clever bit of designing lol!). I have finished my craft room so a but of craft therapy today I think.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jan on the Fosse said...

Great card again today Sue.
Thanks Jan

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful Christmas card, very regal. The embossing folder looks great, just the right amount.

Love Rosemarie xx

auscrafts said...

Great card today ,video will have to wait untill later

Julie Elli said...

Again, very classy card Sue. You really do have talents!
Big hug
Julie E

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
Fantastic Video, I Love The Way Those Scored Lines
Of The Embossing Folder Save So Much Time It's Also Wonderful
To See The Return Of The White Creative Expression Dots I Love
How You Create These Around You Cards Sue Thank You For Sharing.
Take Great Care Sue
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph xxx
Carry On Crafting ✂️✂️✂️

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card, will have to watch the video later, got to get started with the day job. Take care. Bx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, love the card it's nice and jolly
Kathy x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely card and has a youthful appeal to it, if you know what I mean.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely card and has a youthful appeal to it, if you know what I mean.

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue not too fussy ,will make a great Male Christmas card too.
Elaine H X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very rare I say this but today's card isn't doing it for me, love the background thpugh, very beautiful

Anne said...

I bought this embossing folder at Ally Pally but have not used it yet. I will have to watch the video for some tips

Anne (Northampton)

Debra Kenworthy said...

Great card! Love the tip with the little bells and gilding wax. Debra x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, I look forward to watching the video.
B xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I love the simplicity of this one, where less is definitely more and suitable for all ages, males and females.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous, xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I have this E/Folder and find it so elegant!
I will watch Video next!
Take care
Love Marg

Chris Curry said...

Such a lovely elegant card Sue, the jingle bells are certainly a symbol of Christmas. I love the ridged background, a definite must have on my list. Thank you.Xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Love this embossing folder, it really draws the eye into the centrepiece. SueL x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
A lovely festive card,thank you for the tips in the video very useful
Best wishes
Karen M

A Happercrafter6 said...

Looks really good. Will watch video later.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, another wowza!!! You never fail
to amaze me Sue :)
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

sunshinepen said...

Morning from damp raining devon

Busy making christmas cards so getting more ideas today from your blog

Crafty hugs Pen x

Bente Sørflaten said...

A lovely card and a good technique :))

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
Nice, clean and simple card today, quite sophisticated in it's look, it looks like a high end department store style card!
I hope everyone going to the big show is Scotland has a lovely time, don't spend too much!
Had a lovely day with Pat and Sue yesterday, cutting lots of your Christmas card dies Sue, chatting lots too!
Have a great day everyone
Sandra xxxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A great card today , will have to watch the video later off to the Doctors soon.

Have a lovely day

gwen70 said...

Fabulous card Sue, simply love it

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow !! a beautiful card, I'm loving the technique with the bells, they look gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sylvia Yates said...

Love the way you have used two EF. Very creative. Thank you Sue. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A really gorgeous card, black and white with a hint of gold, so classy. Love the embossing folder used it myself on a Christmas card and I'm pleased with the overall effect it has given.
Have a good day.

dmjones said...

What a lovely card; the bells just make it special.

Doreen x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
An interesting card today.
Will watch the video later on today.
Evis M.

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A beautifully elegant card,will watch the video later.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Very elegant looking card, love the embossing lode and the way you have used it xx

Kate's Cards said...

Classy card.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
A striking card today.
Love to all in pain.
Maureen xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue makes a lovely topper enhanced by the embossing folder love from Jackie xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a fabulous card today, looks really sophisticated with the metal bells. Yours looks very opulent with the multi layers but I could easily become a flatter batch cards for those of us that have to consider postage costs!
Love Diane G xxxx
Melody I'm so sorry it wasn't good news, sending you both a hug xxx

Beryl Treble said...

A beautiful card Sue. Enjoyed watching the video.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card looks very upmarket, love the look of the bells and I can't wait to watch your video later to see how it's done. Love the colour combination too. Best wishes

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, I love your frilly edges and your bells look great.

SueJ said...

Really elegant card Sue, love what you did with the bells.
Enjoyed watching the video.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card not too fussy, love the metallic look of the bells.
Take care everyone , Jess xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, I love this video and this card I have created a card using this technique it is amazing how fabulous it looks. Thanks for repeating it. Also my tooth root extraction went well though mouth rather sore. See you tomorrow. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card I love the embossing folder. love Jean Z xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card I do love this die
And your design is wonderful

Debs A

craftycarol said...

Morning Sue , Ilove this one....the simplicity of it makes it beautiful xx

June Horrocks said...

Wow sue love it so much the matting and layering is just beautiful the emmbossing folder is great too thank you sue love always June xxxxxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful Christmas card. A lovely effect with the bells. Thanks for your video.

carol quinn said...

Beautiful....not a colour I would normally use but it goes together perfectly!

Bejay Roles said...

Good Morning, Sue,
Hi to all fellow Wilsonettes. Oh Sue, this is a fantastic card. I love all the matting and layering and the embossing is so crisp and detailed.
The metallic bells certainly make the sentiment stand out. I'm off to watch the video now :).
Bejay x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
beautiful black white and gold classy Christmas card with my current favorite embossing folder too. It is fabulous for those difficult male cards, off to watch the video
Muriel x

Paula said...

I really like this card, and I have everything needed to make it too, my bank manager will be pleased! :) Off to get a cuppa so I can watch the video in comfort!!
Paula x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I really loved this card when I first saw it!! I don't have this die YET!!!! But it certainly makes great Xmas off to watch the video.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & friends
Lovely clean & crisp sophisticated card love it. Great video as usual
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Hug's too all in pain or just need a Hug hope you all have a good a day as you can xx

Rose in chester said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely clean and interesting card and, as ever, great video.
Thanks for showing us.
Hugs, Rose

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and a great one for the guys in our lives. Great tip for attaching the smaller embossed lines to stop it buckling. Love the bells with the gilding wax on - how is your wax so soft? Mine is really hard and comes out quite clumpy!
Melody and Francis, I'm sorry that the news wasn't great yesterday and I'm hoping that when you seen the main consultant on Tuesday that things will be sorted for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Try to stay strong - I know that is easy for me to say. Love to you both xx
Sending love and hugs to all especially those in pain, having treatment, or feeling down for any reason, Alison xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A very different card today. Love the gilding wax on the bells.
Patricia, Hazel and Anne have a lovely time at the Craft Fair! Also any others who are going in Scotland!
Melody - I don't really know what to say to you today. All I'm going to say is that you are all in my thoughts and prayers and my heart goes out to you all.
Love to,all in pain or who are suffering today.
Myra xxxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
These large Sentiment dies really do make classy looking cards. I love the way you have gilded the bells.

Margaret xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. I've watched the video and saw how you did the smaller EB piece. What a great way to make sure all the lines are virtually equal. Love how you added the gilding wax to the wax as well.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Such a lovely card.

Shirley T.

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely :)

Val Jones said...

Oh how beautiful Sue. I'll enjoy the video later.

Love Val in Spain x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card it a stunner

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Very, very pretty. I've purchased a few of your "word" dies and I love them. Jan D., Florida, USA

Tressa said...

Nice card. Like the smaller embossing folder a lot and the idea of doing a larger and smaller version. The doubling of the bells plus gilding a third set of bells is a nice idea giving a lot of texture to the card.


Meg said...

Love your sentiment dies Sue.

Love and hugs

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE the simplicity that makes this so elegant!! TFS!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I bought all three 8x8 folders as I think they have a great masculine feel to them.
I like the decorative edge on your mat. The bells are lovely and the effect of them hanging is very clever. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

craftynanna jo said...

Beautiful card Sue but I don't have the Jingle Bells die because i have so many of your others dies, the video was great and gave me ideas.
Sorry the news wasn't good Melody and Francis.
Hugs to all who need them. Johanna

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Loved this one when you showcased on the telly!!!
Lorna D

KarinsArtScrap said...

so beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful embossed card and design Sue, another fabulous creation from you again.

nzillingworth said...


Suzzette Yandle said...

Simplicity at it's best on this card. Great job on the video. Thank you. I finially figured out what I need to do to "like" each of your videos now. The thumb icons had disappeared from this site, but now these icons are only on the youtube site. Am I the only one that could not figure this out?

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, particularly like the two layers of the scored EF - what an elegant look.
Melody - so sorry the news was not what you hoped for, what a difficult time for you all. Perhaps all will seem clearer next week.

'P' in Wales

Annie Pennington said...

What a beautiful christmas card I love the embossing, It looks great layered up.

Annie P xxxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Really like this card, the EF is lovely and as always a great video with such helpful advice, thank you.

Melody sending caring hugs to you and all the family especially young Mollie, my heart goes out to you all

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another stunner and think this card falls into the 'special' card category for that special person/friend. Love that the sentiment die does most of the work even though there are fab textures behind it.

Jean said...

So very pretty!

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oooooo fantastic video to show us how to do this beautiful card Sue xx Love the Scored Lines EF and the elegant way it looks on a card. Love the dimension of the sentiment with the added touch of the lovely gold gilding wax. Just beautiful Sue xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need too xx "Thank you Sue" xx Love Karen xx

Karen Drew said...

Love this embossing folder. Has so many uses. Stunning card
Karen xx

gailgale said...

Love this Die.

It makes a beautiful card.

IVY Cheong said...

I have this embossing folder but not the die. So looks like I shall put it on my wish list amongst all the other dies :-) lovely card. Hugs, Ivy xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card.
Beverley W

Barbara (C) said...

An elegant card - what a difference the gilding wax makes!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, although not to my personal taste, I know several people that would really like this card. I love the way you created the edging with the diagonal die and the way you treated the bells. Both tricks that I shall apply to other projects.

Melody - sorry the results were not as you had hoped. Maybe next week will bring you better news. Thinking of you and your family always.


Dawn Holben said...

Another gorgeous card today and it's a christmas one yay I love
looking at all the christmas cards.
I really love this die, and it is a definate go to one at christmas.
love the demo too.

Brooke Bont said...

like this card for the simple lines

Theresa Pace said...

Fab video. Love the gilding waxes on black. They are magical, hugs xx

Lesley Cann said...

Great card and a very enjoyable video. I really look forward to your video days as they are so informative.

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the bells.. The details are very nice.
Moxie Craftie

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card Sue. I have just bought the scored lines embossing folder and so this is a great demo for me.
Rosemary xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
This card is simple but as you say one statement die really makes a great card.

Pearl said...

Beautiful card today Sue, looks so intricate.

Thank you.

Pearl x

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue

Great video and lovely card, the gilding wax is really useful.

Linda xx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue and a fabulous video as usual.

Laura O said...

lovely card ,love the sentiment die ,Laura O

SusanP, Kent said...

Excellent design. This sentiment really works well alone - well it does the way you do it! Look forward to watching the video tomorrow.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.
Just beautiful sue. I quite like that lined folder I'll need to get it when time allows.

I'm not even hinny bother with the show in Glasgow again haven't got a few years now either as it's getting smaller every time.
The past few years I've just bought myself something with the money I would've spent on train fare ,coffee, ticket for show anthem the lunch whilst there so far I'm nearly at £20 that could be two of sues lovely dies without leaving the house! Lol

Melody. I've been thinking of u and ur family and how ur coping with this extremely difficult time. I can't imagine really but i really feel for u both and the decision ur going to have to make
My thoughts are with u love xxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Hi, love today's card ( when don't I ? ),the embossing is fantastic.

Melody I am so sorry you are having to go through this heart break, gentle hugs.
Yvonne G thank you for your kind wishes but the test did not go well which means more procedures to go through and another problem which needs to be looked at urgently. Very sore from today's goings on.

We love/hate Apprentice here you summed it up with your reference to ineptitude.
Will pop in tomorrow after blood test and meeting my Mum in town it will be lovely to get out so I hope my feet aren't too painful
Wishing good things to all x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Another great demo. I love what you have done with the bells.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. You make it all look so easy. I wish I had more time to craft but don't get a lot of time and it ends up last minute and just now I'm not very creative. I hope my love for it comes back soon. Just pretty down in the dumps. Sorry for moaning.

Hugs to everyone that needs one.


Eunice said...

Yes it is getting to be that time of year!! Thanks Sue for the lovely card.

Melody said...

Hi Sue, really pretty card, it was seeing this card that made me buy the die a while back. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Thank you Pam an everyone for the lovely kind thoughts, I don't really know what to say myself because I don't know what I would do myself. On Tuesday if the main surgeon says yes then Francis as to tell him yes or no, I know he wants to go ahead but he feels they don't really want to do it so why should he go ahead, he is very quite right now he is trying to take it all in as are the rest of us. Thank you again. xXx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card. I go to the scored lines e/b folder nearly all the time and i have to tell myself off as i have loads of folders which are just as lovely. The jingle bells die is a great one to make cards for the younger people in our lives as it looks such fun for them and then you can keep changing the colours of the hats to match your cards but the way you have used the guilding wax on this one gives it that extra bling. Another great video today and looking forward to christmas double day tomorrow.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Littlelamb said...

Thought I had commented earlier. Thank you so for showing this lovely card and the video.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, I do love the EF, so versitile and I feel the sentiment die, especially with the blinged up bells, doesn't need a whole lot more. Great for batch making I'd imagine.

Melody, I'm so sorry Francis' "numbers" weren't higher. Feeling like someone doesn't want to help you is horrible and I can't compare my situation to his but I know how demoralising it is to feel/ know that a consultant won't do a certain test or treatment just because you don't exactly fill the criteria. it's the last thing Francis needs to feel like. Please remember he can get 2nd, 3rd or 4th opinions if he'd like them. He can choose to go to any hospital too be it your local or a specialist regional cancer centre, in any region! Sadly I have learned if you want the best chance at the best life you can have you have to fight them as well as what you've got. Sending love, hugs, stregnth & hope to all the family xxx

Yvonne, hope you're resting up if you're fatigued. Hugs xxx

I've felt a bit less shattered. I've been taking vitamin B12 and it seems to have helped. I'm going to tell the Dr tomorrow as it may help someone else I feel a bit more with it, asleep/ awake/ asleep / awake rather than just effed. Problem is though I feel up to doing a little more - something more physical or sorting paperwork then that wear me out as I'm not ysed to it, no stamina lol. Fell asleep earlier this evening then be awake/ asleep ever since. Starting to drop off now so I'll close it here. Taken over 1.5 hrs to blog cos I keep dozing off!

Will be back soon,hugs to each and evry one of you, lots extra for those who need or want them. Take care, im off to bed

T x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another great video, loved it, the card is fantastic, great ideas.
Di B. x

SHARICA said...

Another fab card xx

julie laz said...

Wow love it...crafty hugs Julie Laz xxx

Vie Carter said...

Love this fun card


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