Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Wednesday Card Giveaway

Hello my crafty friends!  Here's another card from my recent Hochanda  Festive shows which is  on offer today.  If you would like a chance to win this one, just leave a comment to be entered into the drawing.  I started by cutting the Frosty Mini Background out of white card.  I used the oval from the Lattice Snowflake set to cut an aperture in the centre. I added mounting foam to the back to raise it.   I made a frame to go around the aperture by using the outer ovals from the Peeking Snowflake and the Lattice Snowflake set.  I mounted it with foam to raise it over the aperture.  Next I embossed a piece of Blue Dusk card using the Frosted Stripes embossing folder.  I mounted it behind my aperture.  I cut two of the Peace On Earth die, one in white and one in black.  I nipped away the "on Earth" part on both, leaving just the word "Peace."  I offset the black on behind the white one to create a shadow and mounted it in the centre of the aperture.  I cut several of the Classic Poinsettias in white, sprayed them with glue and coated them with Diamond Sprinkles.  I assembled them by offsetting two per flower and then adding a Black Dazzler in the centres.  I seated the larger flower on some white tulle and Bakers Twine in the lower right corner.  The smaller two flowers were attached in the opposite corner.  The finishing mats were added in my usual manner.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.   I will announce the winner on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Another stunning card Sue.
Melody, I have everything crossed that Francis gets his news on Thursday and that you are not kept waiting, that is so cruel. You are both incredibly brave people, hugs to all.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, I love this card everything about it is gorgeous.
Nancyd xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, Peace sentiment die is just perfectly swirly & with my favourite poinsettia flowers. Yvonne xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, I'm still cutting and embossing in readiness to put my cards together
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Pauline A said...

Morning sue, this is a card which anyone , whatever their religion or gender, would like to receive, I like any card with a poinsettia on. Such a pretty card. Hugs. Xxx. Pauline A

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Really lovely card this morning I do love those poinsettias. I got the filigree ones and they are just stunning.

Well people I dunno what lies ahead today in work but bring it on. A few of My wee favourite customers were upset yesterday when I told them my news. I just kinda laughed and said hey u don't get rid of me that easy!!! In Arnie style "I'll be back" lol

Hugs and love to all xx

Anonymous said...

A very pretty peaceful card in every way, Sue, love it. Hope you're getting some R&R now after your hectic time with H and AP. Saw Julia last night, a good show.
Melody - anxious times, hope you have some news tomorrow.
Tracy, sounds like you're doing so well, keep it up.

'P' in Wales

hollyberry said...

A beautiful card today and always love the poinsettias.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card, thank you so much.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

tracy w said...

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

Lorraine's blog said...

Beautiful card Sue as always love how you shadow the words.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Very Special Friend
I've Finally Returned From A Truly Terrific Holiday, Weather Was Glorious!
Now To Your Magnificent Card I Really Love The Fabulous Colour Palette
You've Chosen The Soft Blue And Coconut White, I Love The Outstanding
Embossing Folder "The Frosted Stripes". It's Just So Pretty And The Embossing
Stands Nice And Clear. I Love How You've Used The Peace On Earth Die
But Created A Different Look Just By Using The Peace, I Must Say That Since
You Started Cutting Two Of Your Dies To Create A Shadow It Looks Stunning I
Use This Technique All The Time, I Love The Fabulous Poinsettias That You've
Cut Out In Coconut White Card And Sprinkled Your Diamond Sprinkles An
Outstanding Card Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing.
Please Take Care My Friend
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Hugs From Sam xxx
"I'll Be In Touch Soon!"
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hug To Lancashire Steph Take Great Care x

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely fresh looking card Sue. Going to Newark one Sunday, so will definitely be coming home with lots of goodies!

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love how you've done a "shadow" on the sentiment. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this cards simplicity.

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely fresh looking card Sue. Going to Newark on Sunday, so will definitely be coming home with lots of goodies!

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card. I love the Frosty background die and the Frosted StripesEF, they are both so pretty. Hugs to everyone. Take care xx
Melody, I hope that tomorrow goes as well as possible. Take care x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love that background die. Think it will be a fave.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning dear Sue.
This card is absolutely adorable. It's certainly THE card that would remain in view well after the 12th night when all the other's have been stripped of their ribbons, bells and any other embellishments we can find for our stash boxes, then recycled.
I just love each and every die used on this card Sue, the only thing is that I've smuggled in the odd new festive die, and without looking I can't remember which I've tucked away, I need to double check before I take my Silver Anniversary card to the post office as my little craft shop is in the same direction. I'm happy to report that my customer was pleased with the end result so it was worth spending 4 hours making sure every little detail was perfect and as I said to her in the email "she is paying for a service and if I don't forfill her request to my best ability then what's the point giving me the order when there are other crafters doing the same thing and many of them making cards so much nicer than I will ever be able to achieve " and I've seen many a stunning card on the DT blogs and on the FB page I visit 'your Ally Pally friends ' Sue.

Tracey - You bought a lump to my throat. I'm thinking of you so much.

I will sign off now with love and hugs.
Lancashire Steph xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the frosty poinsettias and that mini background makes a perfect setting x

Marion Bull said...

Simply beautiful!
Maggie B xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue

A great card. Love the shadow on the sentiment.A card anyone would to receive I'm sure.

Thank you Jan

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Wow, stunning card. I love the blue card. Such a pretty colour. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I love it!!! It's beautiful!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

carol quinn said...

Stunning card, love the way it is all 'framed'

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful.card Sue. JJxx

auscrafts said...

Another stunning christmas card love the colours and the dies

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and really pretty embossing folder. Love the colours and the style.
Anne M xx

Maria Illsley said...

A wonderful card the embossing folder is just enough to add detail in the background xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful blue and white Christmas card that is so Peaceful, love it.
I am going mad with poinsettias this year specially thanks to you icing them, they look fabulous. I have covered them in glitter, glued around the edges and glittered, cut filigree and glittered them and used alone or attached to classic poinsettias, white, red, silver, gold and of course aqua. Never disappointed, thank you so much for the inspiration Sue
Have a lovely day
Muriel x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the colours xx hazel young

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card which has a lovely frosty look, love the mini background die.x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning I love everything about it. I enjoyed Julia's show yesterday and I am looking forward to seeing more today. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

rosiejt said...

Yes, I'd like to win this card!

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I have the point poinsettia die on order and can't wait to use it
Pat x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card, someone is going to be lucky! Love Jean xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, so pretty & delicate.


Debra Kenworthy said...

Beautiful card! A wonderful design in a lovely colour combination and the sparkly poinsettias look gorgeous. Debra x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, todays card is gorgeous, beautiful colours and great layout, whoever wins it will be over the moon. Good luck everyone. Bx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, sorry I didn't leave a comment on yesterday's card, it was beautiful.
Todays card is another stunner, just love everything about it.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Terrific card. Love the drop shadow as it adds extra depth.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Beginning to get into the Christmas spirit already.
Take care

Heather Wilmer said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today, love the colours and poinsettia. - love the flower. Kind regards, Heather. X

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card anyone would love to receive, I love everything about it.
Hugs x
Heather T

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
from a very wet and grey morning here in Sheffield

A beautiful gift for us today. Although not strictly in traditional colours it reminds us of those beautiful frosty, clear crisp days. Beautiful in every possible way.

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

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue



Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful calming card today
Kathy x

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Really sweet card ....can't wait for the next shows with more of your crafty magic...!
Luv Rach :)

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue

Love this card it is beautiful what more can I say.
Ginnie x

Aspiring crafter said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, would love to give it a home!

carol edwards said...

Loving the blue dusk card, it creates peace by its gentle colour. The card is so suitable for male or female. I think it's gorgeous Sue and clever how you have snipped away to give the word peace on its own. I would love to see this in real life as I'm sure it's even more beautiful x

Sylvia Yates said...

Morning Sue. I am watched you making this card on hochanda. I loved then and I still do. It's gorgeous. We would all be very happy to win this so good luck all you ladies out there. Have great day everybody hugs Sylvia xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Oh What a card I love it, cannot wait now can start to watch shows again been with out tv for 6 weeks

thanks for sharing
Hugs Sarah xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I remember you making this on Hochanda, I loved it then and love it now, beautiful.

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

SueJ said...

A stunning card for anyone to win, thank you Sue.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very beautiful card . love Jean Z xxx

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. Like the embossing folder used behind the sentiment.

nattyboots said...

Just beautiful Sue , i love this card.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Barbara (C) said...

It is always so difficult to choose a favourite card and this no exception/ A beautiful card Sue.....

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A gorgeous card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
This card is stunning, I am not usually a fan of white on white cards.

Have a great day

Annie Pennington said...

A really pretty card. I love the sparkle on the poinsettia. Hoping to get a couple of Christmas cards made today with my snowflake die sets. My friend comes to play on a Wednesday.

Annie P xxx

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Love this one, the colours, the framing around the aperture, the frosty poinsettias...I'm cutting loads of those at the moment, like Muriel, and having so much fun mixing and matching plain and patterned papers, vellum, glitters...


karenlotty said...

Lovely card So effective

Barbara Gosden said...

A lovely card Sue, love the blue embossed background.
B xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card - love everything about it :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A really beautiful and elegant card, I don't tend to do aperture cards but maybe I will have a go as you have shown us such beautiful examples.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Anne said...

A beautiful card,Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs A xxx

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Sue, love the flowers especially. Thank you.Xx

Val.S said...

A delightful Christmas card,Sue,lovely design!

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card,I like the colour and the dropped shadow is very effective,
Best wishes
Karen M

gwen70 said...

Simply beautiful

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous, i love it! from Lianne Morrison

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, the poinsettias are so beautiful, there's not many of my cards that don't feature them. The drop shadow on the sentiment is also very effective.
Have a good day.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
A really lovely card, 'less is more' works on this one!!!
Lorna D

CHERYL Brown said...


A truly beautiful card. Love it!

Warm hugs and prayers for Melody, Francis and Tracy. xxx

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

June Horrocks said...

A beautiful card sue love it thank you l
Love always June horrocks cxx

Lisa Hamer said...

Morning sue
Yet another lovely card. Would love to win it.
Keep up the good work

Best wishes

Lisa x

TOB said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, love the poinsettias.
Hugs Theresa xx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, a dreary one here in Gloucester dark and raining, oh well I suppose its what we have to look forward to now we are in October.
A beautiful card love the embossed background and your choice of colour, the topper looks fabulous to. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Hazel said...

Good morning, another stunning card, love everything about it. Hazel x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Another beautiful Christmas card.
I love your choice of colours.
Evis M.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card to cheer us up today. Dark and dismal here in the north east of England. Will have to give this one a try . I haven't got the peace die set but will use the snowflake merry Christmas die I think for the sentiment thankyou for sharing love yvonne bennett xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful elegant card love the framed appature, the blue dusk card, the poinsettias, in fact just love the whole card. Ordered the Christmas sentiment tree at the weekend and it arrived yesterday and it is lovely, will be cutting lots of them in preparation for a bit of batch card making this weekend

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Always Learning said...

I really like this card. The embossing is so delicate. Lovely colours. Karen x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and the shadow on the 'Peace' makes it stand out lovely and finishes off the card nicely. SueL x

Love2papercraft said...

Happy Wednesday Sue & WW,
Oohhh, pick me, pick me, pick me! Lol, but I would love to win this card! Of course who wouldn't? It's so beautiful & peaceful. I hadn't seen the potential in the EF used, but that's because I hadn't seen it used I guess! What can I say, when you demonstrate something Sue, I find I want it (which, barring winning a Wednesday card give away, means I want to purchase all the elements required to make it). Good luck to all in the drawing :)
Crafty Jackie, sure glad your husband is alright! I hope you are getting marvelous, recuperative sleep. It seems emotional stress can wear a person out just as much as physical labor can- sometimes even more so.
Tracy - you do have world wide support! I know I for one am sending daily positive thoughts your way and obviously so are many others :)
Melody, you and your family are also in my & many others' daily prayers. You've all been through so much and it's high time for some good news!
Laine, by this time, I imagine your mum is home safe and sound and has hopefully enjoyed her homecoming? I was just talking with a friend yesterday about how our cats behave when we get home after being gone for a couple days. It turns out hers and mine do much the same thing, which is to greet us eagerly at the door, only to give us a cold shoulder a few seconds later- and then ignore us for at least a couple hours. It's as if they are truly excited to see us, then they remember they are mad at us for leaving in the first place, so they have to punish us by depriving us of their company. Do Brodie and/or Darcy behave that way? Yvonne, your cooking sounds divine - even if I don't know what half of it is! Potatoes and crispy - that's always a winning combination in my book!
Maureen, I had no idea that's what Yorkshire pudding is, so thanks for the description. I believe many of us Americans only think of pudding as a sweet treat in various flavors that has a creamy texture. This was a complete surprise to me. Learned something new!
Ok, I can always come up with more things to say or ask, but I've fallen asleep 5 or 6 times (ha! I'm probably not the only one) since I started writing this. So before I dive headfirst in to my Tuesday night sleep, I'll sign off by wishing everyone as good of a Wednesday as possible! Zzzzz Rebecca in Colorado

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue
Yet another lovely card love the colours Have not got the peace sentiment but my substitute it for something elsel. Very dismal out side at the momment so good excuse to staY IN AND CRAFT
Love Hilary

Paula said...

What a lovely card Sue! :) I love everything about it, the colours especially. I really must start making my Christmas cards, how long have I been saying that for this year? :)
Paula x

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card today, what a lovely wat to change the frosty background. Oooh I've just bought the embossing folder too, so exciting! I love the poinsettia , I'm finding ways to use them this year now they have found their way into my box. It's intersting to see you using spay adhesive, I works so well on delicate dies doesn't it. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxx
Sam good to have you back, you have been missed xxxx
Melody I hope you get good news tomorrow xxxxx
Tracey your customers will all be routing for you, you are doing so well xxxx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A lovely card today, I love the look of the embossing folder in that lovely blue card.
I can't wait to have a play and create something similar as I do not have the Peace die. I love how the Peace die is accentuated by the black peeping out from behind the wording and of course the lovely poinsettias.
Lesley x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card Sue, that blue card is so pretty.
Rosemary xx

Sparrow said...

Just goes to show Christmas can be blue. Peace and Quiet is something I can do with right now.

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card for us again today, I love the background and the poinsettias look stunning. Have a lovely day.

Linda xx

hettygarlick said...

Another gorgeous card. The white, blue and black are so effective together. Lovely!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and elegant card. Love the dusky blue background.
Vicki Collins

sunshinepen said...

Good morning Sue,

I have to say yet another stunning card and Peace is of the moment with me.... I am trying to chill out and not worry about the family members. Thank goodness I have my craft and wish to thank you for your wonderful blog. I watched your shows yesterday (recorded) and learnt so many tips.

I made the Northan Lights card yesterday, had a bit of problem with the card stock, not sure what sort you used, but got the results in the end. Even the paper that I thought was rubbish yesterday today looks lovely.

So a big Crafty hug and thanks

Pen x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card,I like the oval die.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card and beautiful colour. It's just so elegant. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card and beautiful colour. It's just so elegant. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. Gorgeous, elegant, and just love it. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan.xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, saw you demo this on Hochanda, so its great to get another chance to see it, thank you.

Lesley Thomas said...

Gorgeous card again today Sue, and would love to go in the draw!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful Christmas card. Very elegant and lovely colours.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Ooh I love this one! It's blue and white and Christmassy and I have all the dies . Unfortunately not the EF but I will use another one! Thanks to you making me look at dies differently I have cut off that Peace from Peace on Earth!! I've also cut some of the words from the Word Tree as well. They all can't be used but some can and it's so useful. Thank you for making me think! No mean feat that!!
Tracy - good for you! I love the international support too! That is so true. Wishing you all the very best and praying for continued strength.
Rebecca in Colorado - I am a Scot who lives in England and have done for 40years! Believe me there is a lot to learn about Yorkshire Pudding! I learned something just the other week! I learned that I should not have been washing the tin in which I bake my Yorkshire Puddings! You just wipe it out! Silly me - I have to say Saba was right! She isn't often you know!! Ha ha! Maureen was in that discussion too! I'm not saying anything else on the grounds I could be in deep trouble!
Melody - I'm praying for you all! You just need some relief from all this stress. Sending hugs to you and Molly.
Take care everyone,
Love to all, especially you Sue,
Myra xxx

nannapat said...

Loved this card when I saw you demo it. The flowers are absolutely perfect and I really like the shadow behind the words - I've started doing that now and it's amazing what a difference it makes. Pat x

SusanP, Kent said...

Beautiful soft colour scheme. I love your Classic Poinsettias they really are so versatile.

Maxine T said...

Lovely in blue and white Sue, I like the simplicity of this card.
Maxine T

Jean Welling said...

Love this card Sue, I saw you making it on the tv. The colours are beautiful.


nzillingworth said...


Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
I've actually managed now to see all of the shows you did with Alex. I loved all the hints and tips you gave us. Loved to see this card being made live on TV. It's simply lovely. I'm keeping my fingers crossed I'll be kicky enough to win it.

Pattyb said...

Beautiful card, Sue! I love the colors and dies you used! Thx for sharing with us!
Hugs, Pat

Meg said...

Your card is beautiful Sue.
Love the snowflakes and the Poinsettia flowers.

Love and hugs

donna sherman said...

Stunning card, Sue! Love the "Peace" in the center! Your dies are all so very versatile, and I love that!!! They are all so beautiful and so worth having!!!

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful card as ever...
I love all your snowflake dies and PEACE is so much needed these days (not only for Christmas).
Rolf xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
I'm just in time to still say, "Good Morning".
What a lovely card today. I really like the embossing folder used for this project, very pretty. As always, I love the way you give the sentiment a shadow - I still have trouble trying to get it right lol. The poinsettias done in white are always so neat. Thanks for sharing and good luck everyone.
Bejay x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

I think this is one of the nicest cards you have done Sue, and there have been many!

Something about the crisp elegance of this one just makes it seem extra special. Just lovely.

Love Helen xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card that anyone would love to receive or even win :-) Like Myra I am lucky enough to have all the ingredients with the exception of the embossing folder, something that needs to be rectified asap.

Myra - did we swap places? I moved to Scotland over 40 years ago and even with a Scottish mother-in-law I felt I was learning a whole new language. My new colleagues would love to test me by throwing random words at me eg baffies. Luckily I did quite well but sometimes there was much laughter at my bewilderment.

Jackie - I hope hubby is ok and has no recurrence of the chest pains.
Melody - Fingers crossed for tomorrow.
Tracy - You go girl! The positive attitude you have is just what you need.


Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

I love blue and white, they just work so well together, and using them with your great dies.......... What can I say, another stunning card !! Hope you are having a good day.
Sending love and hugs, Brenda XXX

Anonymous said...

White and blue very peaceful as the sentiment suggests, gorgeous card
carole eaton

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card again today.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jan Ltc said...

This is so elegant Sue xx Jan

Anonymous said...

The card is so beautiful. Always like a breath of fresh air seeing what you create. Jan D., Florida, USA

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
This is a stunning die. So much work for each element. Absolutely gorgeous.
Best wishes, AnneO

foxyg said...

Beautiful card. Love it.

Jess Watson said...

Good afternoon Sue, lovely card,so clean and simple.
Love the colours you have used today, very calming.
Thank you for your inspiration.
Take care everyone, Jess

Dawn Holben said...

A beautiful card in such a peaceful and tranquil colour.
I love the shadow on the word and I really love the embossing pattern in the background. Another embossing folder I must have as well as the die.
Would love to give this a home or any of your cards.

Leonore Burden said...

Good afternoon Sue. Love to see you use your Peace die in this beautiful card. Peace is one of my favourites and so apt for this time of the year.
Lovely meeting you at Ally Pally. I hope you got Ziggy's e mail when you were on TV recently.
Thank you for all the inspiration you give us all and for the all the hard work you put into keeping all of us Crafters busy with your beautiful designs.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Another very pretty Card from Hochanda. Lots of little pieces of interest that work together very well, I do so like the shadowing technique. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! Oh, what a beautiful Christmas card Sue. You make everything work so beautifully together...thank you again for all of your inspiration. Wish I had more of your dies and embossing folders. I guess I have to be patient and just buy a little at a time.
Rebecca, I hope you got some good sleep and thanks for the daily chuckles.
Maureen, my friend here in the states makes the most amazing Yorkshire pudding. I think I must must invite myself over for dinner. Everyone here has me longing for it!
Jackie, I hope your husband's chest pains are gone for good.
Melody, sending good thoughts and prayers for tomorrow.
Tracy, hang in there can do this!
Thelma and Louise, I so enjoy your posts.
I know I'm forgetting some people that I wanted to mention...I will make a list next time. As I get to the bottom of the blog, I forget half the posts lol.

Have a beautiful day everyone!!!

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, elegant Christmas card, love the shadow on the sentiment!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Unknown said...

Fabulously stunning!

in Sheffield

terrie said...

Such a beautiful card....I like the white poinsettia and my favorite color blue.
Well done Sue

Jean said...

Elegant and gorgeous!

Maggie said...

Hi Sue a very Peace....full card such soft colours which I love at Christmas.

weefortune said...

Hi Sue. another lovely cards, hope all us well with you and yours xx

Cathie Weary said...

Hi Sue, saw this card on Hochanda. It is lovely. Would love to win this beauty. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

barbara macaskill said...

Yet another lovely offering!! Whoever wins this one will be happy dancing!! LOVE how serene it looks! TFS!

magpie said...

Hellooooooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! A beautiful and amazing card Sue x Love it! Love the blue and cream together and love the "Peace" sentiment. Gorgeous! "Thank you 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 Good on you Tracey! Thinking of you Melody, Mollie and all the family xx Sam, lovely to see you back xx Love Karen xx

Sue MacFall said...

Very pretty card, thank you for your inspiration.
Sue Mac

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a masterpiece love it, it would have proud of place for that lol crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is a lovely card for the giveaway! Beautiful!

Val Jones said...

Who wouldn't love to own this beatiful card Sue.

I really love it .

Val in Spain x

Joan Donaldson said...

Afternoon Sue, another beautiful card.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Great card! Enjoyed watching you recently on the Hochanda show. I had to laugh when your sticky fingers kept sticky to items!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning Christmas card so pretty and delicate.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

JennyH said...

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

Tracy Stitt said...

Oh Rebecca that's brought a smile to my face about the Yorkshire pudding story. When my hubby an I went to Florida once we stopped by this amazing pancake bistro place. So we both ordered our favourite maple raisin only to be asked did we want meat with it?
We both looked at each other an went eh?? Why would we want meat with it. Apparently that's what They like to have there. I'm like
No I just want the sweet pancakes with cream an ice cream!! Lol

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Sue, what can I say about this card that hasn't already been said? It's gorgeous.
Rebecca, I've just realised that the batter for Yorkshire Pudding is like the batter for a pancake, but it's savoury, not sweet. Myra tries hard, bless her!!!! Saba is a Yorkshire girl (well woman), so she's the expert, but I'm the oldest so I know best ha ha.
Melody, love and prayers to your family.
Love to all
Maureen xxx

IVY Cheong said...

Really love this card. Must get this background die. Love, Ivy xx

DeCor said...

A really nice Christmas card. I like it lots.
Hi Tracy I found your story funny, what kind of meat? In the states, they have steak sometimes at breakfast but almost always have sausages and eggs with pancakes!!! That is how we love it in our house. Me I love when the maple syrup gets on my sausages there.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Its frustrating to say beautiful again, but it can't be helped the recent run of posts have been just that! Don't usually go for this sentiment, but think in this card it fits the feel perfectly. Thanks again for all the wonderful inspiration.

Julie Elli said...

Lovely frame Sue and another beautiful card. I have the peeking snowflake but must get the other one to do this gorgeous combination.
Big hug
Julie E

NancyR said...

Love the blue and white combo. Beautiful, as always.

Mary Blight said...

I am so sorry for being late with my comment but I have been trying, ALL DAY, to make some more Christmas cards (as I have quite a lot to do!) but I cannot decide which of the beautiful new Sue Wilson dies to use, as they are all stunning! Well, I think I will just have to use a different die for each card!
I hope that you & your family are well, Sue?
I am sorry that I've not posted for a while but I am in quite a lot of pain, due to bladder stones.....again! I have had them removed twice but they seem to want to come back, all the time! I was supposed to go to hospital in May but I have been told, now, that it could be November, as the urology department have cancer patients & transplant patients to deal with & they have to take priority (which I fully understand!)! I have not been following other people's posts, recently but I hope that you are all healed & in more comfort, now?
Sue, your card is absolutely stunning, as usual! I really like the colours you've used & the way you've done the sentiment! I would love to be in with a chance of winning a card like this!
I send my Love & Best Wishes to you all & I hope that you future days will be a lot brighter & happier!
Mary Blight XXX

Maureen Meldrum said...

Lovely card as always, my die collection is ever expanding!! Have just received the Christmas angel (gorgeous) what will I be tempted with next I wonder!! Happy crafting everyone. Maureen.

Tracy Stitt said...

I think they meant sausages etc.
yeah I don't mind a fried pancake with my Scottish fry up. But those are plain pancakes not maple and raisin or choc chip lol.
Those kind are for cream an ice cream

I dunno how I'd feel with maple syrup on my sausages either I might have to try that!! I'll let u know if I do! Lol x

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
Another gorgeous card today. Whoever wins this will be a happy person...enjoyed your demo on Hocunda....
Have a lovely day....L Rosie xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is such a pretty card, l love it.
Beverley W

Brooke Bont said...

It is a beautiful card and I guess I am going to get some spray glue.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! Love the poinsettia!!
Moxie Craftie

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue What a totally gorgeous card this is! I adore it. The colour palette is less Christmas more winter but it's perfect to give to people who are not religious or prefer the more modern colours of Christmas. Fabulous work Sue x
Love Katie-Louise sweetlove

liz spooner said...

Another absolutely gorgeous card today Sue, love the colours as usual.xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
This is a smashing card and I really like the pierce dies.

DeeDee7770 said...

What a striking card Sue. I just got my third of the Nobel die series so I know what I'm doing tonight!

Olga said...

what a pretty card! Love the dimension! Olga Ko

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.

Susan McG xx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, thank you.

Theresa Pace said...

this is so beautiful. would love to display it in my home, hugs xx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Your really spoiling us with all your beautiful, stunning Christmas cards of late.
Love todays card in blue & white which is absolutely gorgeous.
Love everything about this pretty design.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Well, it's that time of week when we gather together to appreciate the glory of Sues workmanship, strive to create something even mildly resembling it's perfection and dare to hope that we will be the lucky recipient of this mini masterpiece. I've given up all hope of ever being that lucky lady as I know that Yvonne's ability to persuade Sue of her suitability with cakes and sweet treats far outweighs any of my attempts at culinary prowess-poisoning Sue with me charred offerings is not the best way of procuring a card I'm afraid so I will have to be content at admiring from afar:-(
Today's prize is truly spectacular, I love the soft blue tone, very crisp and fresh and reminiscent of cold frosty mornings. The frosty background is a fave of mine and it's versatility makes it a worthwhile investment. What can I say about the poinsettias that hasn't already been said, sugaring them adds to the frosty theme. Really wish I had more of the sentiment dies, will have to remedy that oversight. One of your best tips was to offset the sentiment with black card, it really makes it pop. Good luck in the draw ladies.
I haven't been short of visitors whilst my Mum was away so loneliness wasn't an issue really, but I must admit that it is nice to have company in the house again...not to mention someone else to deal with the pussies diva strops.
Rebecca, you made me giggle in total recognition of our feline's peculiarities-Brodie was so excited to see Mum get out of her taxi, he shouted Mum!, and pawed the window purring loudly, excitedly running round her legs, jumping up on the table for a cuddle etc etc....for about 5 mins, then he became totally aloof, glanced at her with disdain as if to say 'how DARE YOU leave me!' It's comical to watch, they truly love to make us suffer for our abandonment don't they? He'd recovered enough by bedtime to sleep with her, waking her up during the night to kiss her on the lips.
Sam and Mary B, welcome back!
Steph, I requested to join your Facebook group in honour of Sue twice but with no success- you haven't had prior warning of my reputation I hope, I can provide references if it would help my application:-)
Frances, I'm a Scot born and bred but I'm ashamed to ask you, what are baffies?
Myra, having been brought up by a Yorkshire woman I was appalled to discover that you WASH your tin, that is sacrilege! Next you'll tell me that you use packet batter mix:-)
I had a good old giggle at the thought that Texan bars are drinking establishments, when they are a chocolate bar from the 1980's, I could have had days of fun misleading all our American friends if they hadn't already been enlightened by a fellow Wilsonette.
Off now to enjoy Bake Off final in the knowledge that Yvonne will be stuffing her face with sweet treats without me:-(

Crafty hugs,


Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Another beautiful card my friend don't know where you get your inspiration from
But please don't ever loose your crafty mojo
Good luck everyone in the draw
Hugs to those that need one
Take care
Theresa G xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Love this card especially the poinsettias.

Linda28 said...

Loved this card on Hochanda and love it still. Linda.

Saba said...

Hello Sue
Well I have finally returned from my sailing holiday and had a few days to catch up.
Today's card is stunning. Love your frosty poinsettias in fact I love everything about this beauty.

What can I say about Yorkshire Puddings. Both Maureen and Myra, thanks to my genetic makeup and advice, can now both make them to a certain standard. You see, you have to be a yorkshire lass to make them to perfection and despite the fact I now live in Germany I am Yorkshire born and bred, therefore my Yorkshires are something to behold. I'm rubbish at cakes though!!!

Melody, my thoughts and prayers are all for you and Francis at this time,

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Marjorie said...

Well Sue you've done it again another stunning card would love this in my home xxmarjorie

Laura O said...

another stunning card love your new Christmas dies ,Laura O

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue & friends
Wow Sue I love this card when I saw you on Hochanda it so pretty I love the colour blue is my favourite colour. I have the dies for this but not the EF but can use a different one.thank you Sue for the chance to win.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Melody wishing tomorrow brings some good news your all in my thoughts & prayers Big Hug's for you both & sweet Molly xxx

Tracy you can beat this you have that positive attitude & with all your customers & all of us behind you.
Your in my thoughts & prayers as always Big Hug's xx

TOB Theresa big Hug's thinking of you xxx

Hug's for all missing friends

Sam glad to you home & you enjoyed you holiday xxx

Big hug's for all my friends Sue & Wilsonettes. Xx

Txcowgirl said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely, did I say lovely? Well it is, thank you for sharing, Sue.

I guess I need to google Yorkshire pudding, I don't think we have anything like it here in Texas. If someone had an easy recipe, I might have to try some. Here pudding is always a dessert. We've famous for frying lots of foods, which is probably bad for you. My sister in law from CA remarked we'd fry anything in the south, when we ordered her fried ice cream.

Funny about the Texan Bars, that you would have candy named after us, yet we've never heard of it. It's so fun to learn about how we're different in some ways, but deep down we're probably very similar. My husband was born and raised in Brasil, his folks were missionaries, and we've had some interesting cultural differences. When I first visited there, and they heard I was from Texas, I was asked several times if I owned an oil well. Did I know John Wayne? How big was my ranch? And Dallas was a popular show then, so everyone asked me, "Who shot JR?" This one they were just kidding, but it was funny the perceptions we have.

BTw, if you believe in the power of prayer, please put our sweet son in law, Greg, on your list. We just found out yesterday he has urethral cancer, a very rare form of it. At this point we don't know anymore, he goes to the oncologist Monday. He's the dad to our 5 grandkids, ages 16 to 2. Pray for strength and peace for our daughter as she faces the unknown. I know God is still in control, and loves Greg more than anyone, we just need to trust Him.

Lesley Cann said...

Another lovely card. I admired it when I saw you doing the demo. The shadow effect on the sentiment really makes it special.

Di said...

Hi Su,
Another beautiful card, love the blue and white.
Di B. x

sued99 said...

Another gorgeous offering. The blue and white is so pretty together.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Stunning Christmas card
Take care
Hazel G XX

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Everything about this card is just stunning. The colour is perfect.
I really love the poinsettia dies and every time I see them on a card I just know that they have to be added to my collection. I am yet to own any of the dies you have used on this card.
The way you off set the sentiments is so clever. It is such a simple idea but so effective.
I promise to love this card, for better for worse, in sickness and in health if I win x
Well Bake off Final was so good - so thrilled with the winner, Not going to say their name in case any of you have not seen it yet. Those of you who have seen it will know who I am talking about.
Bit of an anti-climax now it is all over for another year but as Lorraine pointed out we have strictly to console us and The Apprentice starts next week. It amazes me that the contestants are supposed to be the best business minds in this country but they are so stupid sometimes. Brains are all well and good but without common sense they are not much use!!
I made a lovely gluten free pear and blueberry loaf cake to accompany the viewing of the final - it was delicious even if I say so myself. It was appreciated by all who participated in polishing the whole lot off.
Lorraine - you are more than welcome any time. Got to be quick to get a bit of cake though. I am glad your mum is back with you safe and sound. The pressure of being sole carer for your fluffy felines is obviously a lot to take on. Gleb is all yours my love. Although I think Claudia has her eye on him x
Txcowgirl - Texan Bars were wonderful. It was a really chewy sweet bar covered in chocolate. I don't know how I would describe the flavour and there is nothing now that is anything like it. Got to agree with Lorraine - we could have had so much fun with you with the explanation. I will be thinking of you and your family and hope that Greg's visit to see the Oncologist is a positive one x
Tracy - you are a star x
Sam - lovely to have you back x
Rebecca - I love feeding people and love baking x
DeCor - not really fancying the maple syrup with my sausages x
Saba - welcome back x
Melody - will be thinking of you tomorrow and hope that you get the news you are hoping for x
Off to bed now to dream about all the lovely cakes from bake off.
Take care everyone
Crafty hugs

Eunice said...

Such a pretty card Sue!

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Soooo pretty. Love it.

Shirley T.

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone.
Lovely card Sue so good luck to all including me :-)

Txcowgirl- My thoughts are with you, your daughter and her husband x
Melody- hope you get some good news,will be thinking of you x
Tracy- love your outlook on life,take care x
Mary B- hope you are alright x
and Sam, nice to see you back x
Rebecca- Oh,oh I was also told off cleaning my pans out but it was
ok as I'm using Aunt Bessie's ready made Yorkshire's :-)
Did you know though they putting mincemeat in their x-mas puddings !?
Took me a long time to see it wasn't the beef version,oops.
Lorraine- cats are funny. Ours did the exact same thing, made us
feel guilty so gave them some extra pate'.Hope Brodie is behaving
and no more escape's x

To all wilsonette's and friends, take care
hugs Maria x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Sorry i didnt get to comment on yesterdays card but its beautiful. I watched the video for this card a while ago and i had a try at making it and if i say so myself it turned out ok but could do with a little more practice to make it as stunning as yours. Todays card is lovely. The colours are so clean and fresh and i love the way you have snipped the on earth away to just leave the peace, would never have thought to do this and it give you another die so two for the price of one lol. Have all the dies for this one so off to the crafty room to have a little play.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Littlelamb said...

This is a beautiful card Sue. Melody thinking of you and your family.

melody said...

Hi Sue, loved this card when I seen it on Hochanda it's really lovely an the colours look great. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Thank you everyone I very much doubt we will get any news tomorrow I suppose it takes time to get the results back to the surgeon, today Francis got another appointment for Friday an it's an all day appointment to do tests to see if he is fit enough to go through the operation, so it seems like they are getting things in place for the results of tomorrow's test. All this waiting seems to be taking forever yet everything is moving so fast. I really do thank each an everyone of you for your continuing support especially Pam your the 1st post I read every time I come on the blog an there you are with you continues support. xXx

Tracy I have been so wrapped up in my own bubble that even though I read all the posts I have not been thinking straight, you are very brave an seems like you have the will power to get through this, an it's lovely to hear you have the support from customers X

Janice Brummett said...

Love the background embossing folder. It adds to the beauty of this card. If only I was as half as talented as you, I would be tickled pink. You are an inspiration to me.

Anonymous said...

I love to visit your blog every day to see all your beatiful card.
You make my day,Sue😊💐

Anonymous said...

Forgot to leve my name on the my comment posted 8 October at 02:19
Sorry for that.

Hugs from Jeanette B.


Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this is so lovely - again, a stage setting :-) B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L.
Hugs, Rose

Angela Wade said...

Lovely card, Sue. I've just seen Monday's stunning card too, absolutely gorgeous !!

Hugs to everyone,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

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