Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  Another Christmas demo card is up for grabs today.  If you would like to be entered in the drawing for this one, just leave a comment.  I started by coating a piece of black card with Flake and Glitter glue and allowing it to turn clear (it takes a few minutes), then coating it with Persian Dawn Gilding flakes. I cut a bunch  (about a dozen)of Filigree poinsettias out of the piece.  Next I covered a piece of clear acetate with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off, exposing the adhesive and laid the poinsettias down face first so the gilded side was stuck to the acetate.  I covered the rest of the sheet in Iced Snow so that it filled in all the remaining sticky areas.  I used the Frosty Mini Background die as a template to cut around and cut a black frame for my piece.  I cut two of these to make a double step frame and added mounting foam between the layers and on the back, then attached it over my background.  Next I gilded another piece of card with gold gilding flakes and cut the Noel die out of it.  I cut another one out of black card and offset it behind for a shadow effect.  I glued it in the centre of the frame.  I pierced a white mat layer, then cut a thin gold mat and a thin black mat before adding a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are  7" x  8 1/4" in size.  I will announce the winner on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card, really like it. It's very striking.
Melody, it is so hard to have to make such choices, but you and Francis have come so far. Whatever choice is made will be the best one for him. Keep strong Melody, he needs your strength right now. All our support is with you.
Tracey, hope your throat is feeling better honey, don't bottle it up, cry if you need to.
Keep well and safe everyone.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and very different.
Nancyd xx

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Very classy indeed!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. How effective. Love it!

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,love the poinsettia background.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card. Thank you.
Take care Kitty.

Nanna Tina said...

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

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue.
lovely giveaway treat this Wednesday.
Anonymous xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

auscrafts said...

lovely card ,Very classy

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, very exquisite love the poinsettia flowers they look so different done this way. Yvonne xx

Tina Couper-Marland said...

Good morning Sue

Wow, love today's card.

Best wishes
Tina from West Ozzie

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Gold and silver for Christmas, very lovely, really like the design too
Muriel x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card today, I knew I bought more double sided a4 sheets for a reason, I shall give this technique a try..
Thanks for the inspiration you have given me.
Have a great day

tracy w said...

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

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A fabulous design that looks so opulent and expensive,love it! X

Lorraine's blog said...

Loving the gold and silver, super card Sue.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Great card today
I love the Noel die cut
Pat x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Loving this card,looks so expensive with such great effects.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful creation to greet us on this very chilly morning, such warm colours you have created with the gold flakes, having a little bit of black behind the gold on the 'Noel' really does pop it. With your permission I would like to make one similar to this at our craft club.

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

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is gorgeous, I love how you have created this card, so effective.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A very striking card. If this was among other cards it would definitely be the one that stood out. I must have a try using sticky sheets with acetate - gilding flakes and iced snow, a sure recipe for me to get messy - I'll love it!!!
Alimecca - hope that you enjoyed your day in Edinburgh.
Tracy - hope that you managed some craft therapy, it really does make time fly.
Melody - good news on the liver results but now comes the very difficult decision. Sending healing thoughts and wishes to anyone in pain of any kind. Sue XXX

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Great technique today. All behind acetate - lovely!
Really good idea - but that's what you are good at Sue.
Anne M xx

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Glorious card Sue.... very regal looking...!
Have a fun day
Luv Rach :)

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is gorgeous, like the idea of protecting the gilded die cuts behind acetate. Here's crossing my fingers that it comes to me. Have a great Wednesday. Bx

Maria Illsley said...

Morning Sue
I saw you demo this card and I loved it what a great idea. The card is stunning and would look great in any home xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card again. You amaze me with all your ideas!

Julie Elli said...

Oh Sue this is gorgeous!
I can see this in blue and silver using your beautiful snowflake instead of the poinsettia.
Big hug
Julie E

hazel young said...

Lovely card and background Sue xx hazel

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very different.


Linda28 said...

Beautiful card today, must remember the techniques you have used on this one, Linda.

Jackie Trinder said...

Wow Sue this is a stunning card. I love how you have created the background. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Well, Sue, always like the darker side of things but have to say, for me, not keen on the heaviness of the black frame (sorry!) but love the background - think would have gone for a gilded frame, too.
Melody, at least Francis has a choice which has got to be good news, but now the difficult part. Wishing you all well.
Thoughts for Tracy today.
fluffycat - thanks for asking. Spice had an inoperable tumour at the base of his ear and was no longer happy, so you can guess......... Lots of tears for my ginger boy.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a very expensive looking card. Another great technique for me to try, using the acetate with the iced snow,gilding flakes and sticky sheets. I can see some mess and great fun in my crafty room later lol. Thanks for the tip on making the frame for this card.
Take care everyone on this very cold morning.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Clever - have never thought of gilding card and then die-cutting it!


Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue,very nice I'm just going to watch video!!!
Good luck everyone!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Gorgeous card and the backdrop is stunning.
Given me an idea or two lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue WOW gold and silver beautiful .The die is stunning also. Good luck everyone Gloria(Sidcup) xx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, this is an absolutely wow card, being me not sure about the black frame,but love the rest.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Jane Franklin said...

When you see the close ups, wow its stunning. Just love all the techniques in this one, thanks Sue. Best wishes to all jxxx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning, I love all the glittery goodness of this card.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

rosiejt said...

Another good one!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Stunning card as always, certainly stands out.

Love Rosemarie xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very striking card, love the background effect, will be having a go at this one for sure. I also think it would look good with snowflakes.
Thanks for the inspiration.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue the filigree poinsettia are beautiful and look lovely done this way x

SueJ said...

Really nice card, the frame is a bit too heavy for me but I love the techniques used. Good luck in the draw everyone.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love the card . Jean Z xxx

karenlotty said...

Very classy Bring out the gilding flakes Like someone else has said Snowflakes and silver would look good too

foxyg said...

Lovely card Sue. The snowflakes are gorgeous.

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card and some great ideas from other posters to get the most out of the technique x

Chris Curry said...

Altogether gorgeous card Sue. I love gilding flakes, so effective. Thank you. Xx

carol quinn said...

Really different card today sue

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card for today's giveaway :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card , just stunning.
Elaine H X

dmjones said...

What a lovely card for this Wednesday,

Doreen x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card with a lot of work gone into it,thank you for the ideas,
Best wishes
Karen M

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card, the poinsettias look amazing.
B xx

Always Learning said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card and I love the glitter on the pointsettias. I already have these dies so I must try this. Well done.
Karen x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the idea of using the adhesive sheet on acetate it's something I'm definitely going to try. You've given us a very striking card this morning thanks for sharing.
Sending a hug to 'P' in Wales and all that need one.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anne said...

Love the way you have created te background, Sue. I find the black frame rather heavy though.

Anne (Northampton)

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card and different which is great as get fed up doing the same all the time

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. I love the background and the gilded Noel and star. I can also see this looking good with snowflakes instead of poinsettias.
Melody and Francis, thinking of you both - I know that Francis will make the choice that is right for him. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Cheryl hope you're feeling better today xx
Tracy- it does you good to cry and I hope your throat and head are feeling better today! Sending love and hugs and lots of prayers your way xx
Lorraine and P in Wales thank you for the birthday wishes - it was my big birthday last May but we had been unable to go to Edinburgh together until yesterday for one reason or another.
We had a wonderful day - we stayed in the Old Town and went to Palace of Holyroodhouse and also the Parliament where my titanium knee set off the alarm! My only disappointment was the Blackfriars Bobby statue - so small ( but cute) and thought it would be in Blackfriars Kirk. I love the film and actually only watched it a few weeks ago. The weather was fabulous and showed Edinburgh in all of its glory - beautiful city.
Sending love and hugs to everyone especially to those in pain, having treatment or feeling down for any reason. Alison xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love this card and had completely forgotten about using the gilding flakes in this way. They look great on the acetate. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas. Best wishes

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely lovely gorgeous just am into gilding flakes at the moment. Thanks for sharing ,hugs xxx

JosieB said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card this morning, love the back ground
and the colour,
Best wishes
JosieB (Nana Josie)

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue,

Gorgeous card, I have gilding flakes but not done anything with them yet.
Maybe this is the time to start using them.
Best wishes to all,
Susan McG xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, I will have to give that a go, not tried that have the crystal one so all these new ideas are brilliant. Stunning card love it. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Tressa said...

The instructions for making this card are going to have to be perused more than once as there are some techniques that are well worth trying. I too would never have thought to use gilded card to cut out embellishments - not surprising really as I don't have a lot of crafty imagination. The background is beautiful. I would prefer a less heavy black frame but overall, this card is as as beautiful as any I would expect from you. Thank you.

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue, stunning card love it

weefortune said...

Beautiful Card that someone lucky will receive xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Wednesday's giveaway is stunning, love that are so many techniques to try and textures to get messy with.

And the tip on how to make your frame is so simple, I got one of those 'Doh, why I didn't I think of that?' moments. I actually scrapped a card front frame because I didn't have a die set with the exact size that I needed.

Warm thoughts and prayers for Melody,Francis and Tracy in their forthcoming health plans. Whenever you are feeling down, there are many shoulders to cry on and hands to lift and carry you in this wonderful Wilsonette family to help lighten your burden. God Bless you all.

Alimecca, thank you for thinking of me yesterday, I am feeling so much brighter today and I am so very pleased you had a wonderful time in Edinburgh. I too watched the Blackfriars Bobby film, although my viewing was many years ago, I still remember the little dog's love for his master.

Love & hugs to one and all
Cheryl xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, poinsettias gilding flakes and glitter - what more could a girl want!
Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Melody and Frances sending you both a hug xxx
Tracey sending you a hug too xxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Love the techniques used and can't wait to have a go!!!
Lorna D

Tracy Stitt said...

Sorry to hear about ur wee cat. It's heartbreaking I know. I've been there :-( x

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
what a fabulous card again.
I especially like the poinsettias in the background - I love gilding wax.
And the layering looks like a picture in a frame which fits on my wall ;-))
Rolf xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is absolutely wonderful and the colours are gorgeous

Debs A xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, back from my hols and a lot of catching up to do plus I will have to start thinking about Christmas now!! Some interesting ideas in this card. Love from Jackie xx

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue very regal the flower is stunning
Love always June horrocks xxxxxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue and crafty crew.

Ooh this is a fun card. I watched u do this one already. Looks way messy with those pesky flakes that I canny seem to use lol they get bloomin everywhere!!

Still feeling yucky will mention this at hospital maybe they will give me something to shift it. On abetted one feel much better with the sleep.
Didn't get to crafting yesterday. As it was so georgeous outside I just pottered about in the garden. It's so nice there now it's been straightened out. Lots of quietness apart from birds tweeting lovely.

Thank u all for ur comments and well wishes there are so many names I'd be here most of day putting them on but u know who u are.

Allison glad u had a fab day in Edinburgh. The weather was georgeous this side is Scotland yesterday.

Lorraine Eastwood. The way you use ur words when leaving comments has me laughing an that's what I've been needing. The banter between u and the other lady canny remember her name but she lives near the CE towers. I think it's Mrs beal OMG u have me in stitches.
Now if I'm having surgery soon I can't afford to be popping any of these so might have to by pass ur comments quickly!! Lol

Love an hugs to all that need them xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. The first picture of your card looked lovely but when you showed the closeup of the gilding flakes, wow gorgeous. SueL x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A really different card. I will give it a try today.
There will be gilding flakes everywhere lol.
Evis M.

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful, lots of techniques that I have never seen before. Regards, Vicki Collins

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, nice card using the gilding flakes, but not so keen on the black frame, it wouldn't
do if we all had the same taste
Thank you for all your inspiration, take care, Jess xxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Absolutely fabulous. I really must try this. It is so different. Thank you for sharing your inspiration. I love it. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Absolutely fabulous. I really must try this. It is so different. Thank you for sharing your inspiration. I love it. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Absolutely fabulous. I really must try this. It is so different. Thank you for sharing your inspiration. I love it. Hugs Heather.x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I thought you had posted a cake this morning. It looks good enough to eat!! I love it, it's so scrummy.
Alimecca Alison, glad you enjoyed Edinburgh. We had a 3 day honeymoon there 49 years ago - they were the good old days!!
Thinking and praying for all who are in pain in mind or body, having treatment or waiting for treatment, or who are carers.
Love Maureen

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, this is so different - I love it and one I will be trying.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful Christmas card. Eye catching and another new technique for me to try.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, must have a go at using acetate, and I do like the gilded poinsettias

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Very regal Christmas card beautiful.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Sparrow said...

Nice idea that I am sure will translate well onto non-Christmas cards. A girl has got to have bling all year round.

Lorraine Freeman said...

Firstly I have to say thank you so much for my lovely stamp set prize, I will have lots of fun playing with that.
Love today's card, can't resist a touch of gold :)
Wishing everyone a good day

Karen W said...

Wow another gorgeous creation!! I just order the trees and guilding pastes and can't wait to make some cards

karen keen said...

Good Morning Sue
I love this card. Absolutely gorgeous. Need to make some more Xmas cards now. Getting a bit over run with them lol.
Karen in Telford xx

Tracy Welham said...

Another stunning card, the Noel die cut is gorgeous. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card.
Rosemary xx

Love2papercraft said...

Hello Sue & WW!
Beautiful card today (aren't they always?)! I have to say it wasn't until I looked at the close ups that I really grasped it's beauty! I look forward to reading the instructions when I have more time.
Speaking of not having enough time, I miss "my peeps" - (not talking about the sugary/marshmellowy Easter treats lol). I mean all the wonderful Wilsonettes! I haven't had a chance to catch up with the cards, videos or comments and I think I'm going through withdrawal :-(
I think of you often and have things I want to chat about, but the days have slipped by at frightening speed. I can't remember which of you clever ladies of the blog asked first- but has anyone found the item number at Joanna Sheen for more crafting time or more hours in the day? Lol, If so, please let me know!
I really hope I can catch up soon-miss you all!
Oh just realized it is Wednesday Weekly card give away, since I haven't been able to comment for several days I wouldn't feel right about being put in the drawing. I just wanted to check in and say "hi"!
So hi & hugs!!!! Rebecca in Colorado

nzillingworth said...


Rose in Chester said...

that is another stunner of a card. And not just stunning but elegant, too. How DO you do it?
Thank you for never-ending inspiration.
Hugs, Rose

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Oh Gosh this is lovely. The Gilded Poinsettias are so pretty and look stunning with the Iced Snow. I think it's another one of your less is more and I love it's simple appearance. Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
WOW!!! What a fantastic card! I would never think of gilding some card and then die cutting it, the poinsettias look beautiful. The finished creation is so striking and I know that whoever wins it will be so proud. I think it deserves to be framed and displayed.
Bejay x

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Another beautiful card sue x glad I am not the only one that did not think to die cut guilded card ! All the techniques you have used have an amazing effect the card looks stunning x thankyou again sue for sharing your terrific ideas with us x
Tracy hope it all goes well today x
Melody such a difficult decision for you both to make x sendinig you hugsx
Rebecca lovely to hear from you today and I still can't find the item number for more time x
Yvonne hope you are ok x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

JennyH said...

Stunning card Sue, a georgeous combo of gold black and white, love all the poinsettias in the background : )

donna sherman said...

Beautiful card, Sue! Love all the techniques used on it!!

Maxine T said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the gold gilding flakes. Maxine T

ursula said...

Your ideas are endless Sue, wish I was as gifted as you.....thanks for this brilliant idea, love the idea of black and gold.....luv Ursula xx

Lesley Thomas said...

Beautiful card, and I loved yesterday's too! Away for 3 weeks now, off to Memphis and Houston! Be good!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Just me again with a message for P in Wales if that's ok. So sorry to hear about your dear cat. I know exactly how you feel. My little one is sat on my knee as I type this and I dread to think of the time she won't be here. Sending special hugs, love Alison xx

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! Wow, another stunning card...that background is simply gorgeous. There are not enough hours in the day or days in the week for me to try all of your fabulous techniques, but I'll try!

Melody - whatever decision Francis makes, it will be the right one. Sendings hugs.
Tracy - thinking of you today and I'm glad you were able to spend some lovely time in the garden.
Laine - it sounds like your uncle is feeling a little better.
P in Wales - so sorry about your Spice. You must be heartbroken.
Alison - it sounds like you had a lovely day Edinburgh. I would love to go there.
Yvonne - I hope you're ok.
Rebecca - I was worried about you and was so happy to see that you commented today. I would love that product number also.

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Annie Pennington said...

Stunning card Sue. I saw your demo on tv and you made it look so easy. I've had to stop crafting for a while. My husband is re-fitting my craft room to make better use of the space. My job is to sort through my stuff and get rid of items I don't use. Not an easy task. LOL

Annie P xx

Mary Blight said...

Hi Sue & All The Wilsonettes, I hope you are all well & enjoying good weather, wherever you live? It is a lovely day here in Rosemarket (near Milford Haven), for a change! I am hoping to go & buy some more crafting goodies, thtis afternoon, to enhance the beautiful cards I am making with Sue Wilson's dies! HEHE! Today's card is absolutely stunning, as usual, Sue! It looks so clean & the colour combo makes it look so elegant! I love the way you've used the two colours on the sentiment! I would love to be in with the chance of winning a card like this! Take care everyone! With Love, from Mary Blight XXX

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Another stunning card today! Finishing touches don't have to be finishing touches! You are soo good at making us think outside the box!
I have been doing lots of cutting - now for Assembly - I'm making it sound like a car factory! Lol.
I love how you have used the poinsettias! May need to cut a few more!
Tracey - I'm glad you had a bit of a giggle! You need that! Thinking of you .
Melody - What a choice but at least there is a choice! I'm sure Francis will do what he feels is best. God bless you all at this difficult time.
Alison - I too love Edinburgh ! I didn't love the Scottish Parliament building . I thought it was a real shame to put that across from Holyrood!! I'm an exiled Scot as you know , maybe after that remark I'd better stay in exile! Lol.
Laine - I too, thought your cat was a dog! It was the lead that confused me! At my age it doesn't take much, you know!
Take care everyone.
Lots of love,
Myra xxx

Delilah64 said...

Seeing the finishing touches being used for backgrounds gives a lot of my dies a whole new lease of life. Such a fabulous idea.

Elizabeth Robinson said...

Hi sue
Beautiful catd. You could use the snowflake for the background too. Think I will try this

Elizabeth Robinson said...

Hi sue
Beautiful catd. You could use the snowflake for the background too. Think I will try this

Cathie Weary said...

Hi Sue, love the way you did the poinsettias. They look great and would have never thought of this idea. Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful day.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Yet another lovely card. Great effect.

Love Helen xxx

DeedeeW said...

Hi Sue, it is a beautiful card. You never fail to come up with something inspiring. For me it's not just looking at the card and considering whether I like it or not. It's also about the abundance of learning you provide. Showing us techniques we haven't been introduced to before and making us think outside the box so that we can apply these new skills to our own projects. Thank you. Your generosity is very much appreciated.

Pearl said...

Fab card today Sue, thank you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

terrie said...

Great looking card and a great Christmas the color....tfs
well done Sue

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and interesting technique. I must re-read to be sure I understand what you did, but the outcome is stunning. Love learning new techniques. Jan D., Florida, USA

Berina RGA said...

Initially I thought it was a frame!! Wow!! so beautiful!!
Moxie Craftie

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous card again!! How do you come up with these ideas? I would love to be able to afford all those lovely Creative Expressions products, maybe if I didn't buy so many of your dies I would be able to hehe!!


Linda xx

DeCor said...

~The card today is so gorgeous! And I think I can do what you did...hooray! Doing taxes now and then I get to do Christmas cards. I can't wait, you have given us so many great ideas. Thank you again Sue. Hope you are having a great day.

Maureen Cobon said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card and you explain the process so clearly.
Have bought a few of your new dies and are looking forward to using them with some of your techniques.

Many thanks

Mo C

Maggie said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today with great techniques definitely trying this one love guilding flakes and

Val Jones said...

Beautiful Sue. I love the way the acetate has nuted the colour of the poinsettias.
Love Val in Spain x

Kath said...

A fabulous card - very striking.
Kath x

DeeDee7770 said...

Very uniquely beautiful card! I love pointsettias...the more the merrier!

IVY Cheong said...

Lovely and striking card. Love it. Thank you. Love, Ivy xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another lovely card, unusual effect and can see it done with lots of other small dies to create an unusual background. Again love the colour combo, classic Christmas feel. Will be having a go at this one.

Suzzette Yandle said...

A card today full of sparkle!

CraftyJo said...

A gorgeous card, I'd love to see it in 'the flesh' :)

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

What a beautiful card and it gives such a stunning effect.

Love the gilding flakes!

Lol Barbara W x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sue, this is so beautiful, I love the design and all that gorgeous sparkle, very striking, Kate x

barbara macaskill said...

LOE the sparkle and vintage feel to this lovely card!! TFS!

Lisbeth said...

Lovely card again, Sue, just my kind of card with lots and lots of sparkle.


Chris Kelly said...

Hi Sue
Simply beautiful . I think Iced Snow is the best sparkle ever. I only have a small pot but am going to treat myself to a big one. Lots needed for Christmas cards!
X Chris

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the way you have created the background and I agree with others that a blue/silver/snowflake theme would be great also. You see how you inspire us :-)

'P' in Wales - so, so sorry for you. Tears are essential, been there etc so many times but you have to take comfort in knowing that you have done the best by Spice. My old boy is 22 now and has a heart murmur and dementia so I know that I too will have to make the decision in the not too distant future. Extra hugs for you today.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you have made the poinsettias.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Crafting Queen said...

Another great card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I really must try and give this a go as it looks so effective.
Beverley W

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow this is gorgeous again and so beautiful done Sue

Gr Karin

Michelle Pink said...

Loely as always sue xxx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card & like the background with the poinsettias, acetate & glittered which looks very effective & nice to see your different techniques which look amazing.

Lovely card

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Michelle Pink said...

Loely as always sue xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

What a clever card. Love it

liz spooner said...

What a lovely card again Sue, love this effect.xx

Brooke Bont said...

very pretty card and love the use of the dies.

Angela Wade said...

Good evening, Sue and Wilsonettes, hope you've all had a good day.
This card is very different, but a clever design. I don't really like such a big black frame though, sorry.
I unfortunately missed your last shows, when you demoed this, Sue as I was away.

'P' in Wales, so sorry you've had to say goodbye to Spice, I know how heartbroken you must be feeling.
Loving hugs to you x

To everyone who's unwell / in pain hugs and Best Wishes to you all. Hope you'll soon be better.

Hugs, Angela in S. Wales Xx - I'm going to catch up with Sue's videos now :-)

Dawn Holben said...

Gorgeous card again today, I do love the rich look that gilding flakes give.
And love the design and layout, love it.

magpie said...

Helloooo sue and the Wilsonettes! Ooooo beautiful card Sue. Love the gilding flakes and the use of the glitter, the gilding flakes always looks stunning on black card. I love how mica looks on it too x just stunning....any ways Sue, beautiful card all over x "Thank you Sue" xx Love Karen xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love hugs to all our Wilsonettes who need of some too xx

sunshinepen said...

Evening got to u at last lovely card. Great ideas. Been a beautiful day here and been out in the garden today digging. Now resting after a chicken dinner

Crafty hugs Pen x

Laura O said...

gorgeous card ,love it lots of glitter and bling ,Laura O

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

You are an absolute gem dear Sue, you've designed yet another card specifically to co ordinate with my craftroom:-) It's got a black,cream, gold and silver roller blind, black desk&units and black/cream gloss sliding doors so this little beauty would look perfect on my wall, what do you say?:-)
But seriously, I love the colour palette and design of this stunning creation, I can't get enough of your Christmas cards right now, particularly when the festive season is fast approaching...too fast! I am definitely going to give this technique a try, it's gorgeous- and I agree that exchanging the poinsettias for snowflakes would be equally effective. I really like the black frame, it works well with the metallics but then I'm slightly bias given that it matches aforementioned craftroom!
I had the pleasure of another parcel today, this time from Julia Watts my one stop shop for CE essentials. I stocked up on some card, 3D foam, acetate(because you've used it a lot in your cards lately), and a couple of EFs. My friend is coming over tomorrow for a craft afternoon and I'm going to teach her how to create one of your fabulous Christmas cards...with the help of one of your videos of course!
I can't wait to get started but choosing which one of your works of art to recreate is a real problem, I love so many and I don't want to scare her off with anything too challenging. You make everything look so easy but whether I can translate your vision adequately remains to be seen. Breaking news though! Mum has agreed to make a card too!!??! I can't believe it! Maybe if I convert her to the dark side she may not mind so much that I've just placed another massive order with doubt it though:-( I thought about using Beth's hat idea to choose but that was just too random, so I decided to compromise and get a few of the newest release as well as a few more Christmas bank manager is seething, my credit card is in intensive care and I am soon to follow in a few days when the package arrives and I have to explain it to my Mum:-0.....
Julie, I've been thinking of you a lot today- I sincerely hope your appointment went as well as can be expected under the circumstances. I'm chuffed that I managed to make you smile because in my experience, it can be the best medicine. Beth is indeed a hoot, I love her anecdotes and crazy humour, it complements my own. This is a wonderful blog for meeting so many varied people, I love sharing our daily lives with such caring, empathic ladies, you laugh together and support each other and it is fantastic to behold. I hope that we can all put a smile on your face on those down days when life seems insurmountable as well as share your successes through your treatment dear
'P', I share your sadness at losing Spice because our babies become valued, much loved family members and parting with them is unbearable. Darceys brother Byron was a big ginger boy so I am quite partial to them too. I lost him in a car accident and the pain of it never goes's why I take Brodie out on a lead....but you did your best for Spice and maybe you can find comfort in the knowledge that he is now pain free and at peacexxx
Melody, I know the decision Francis is facing is frightening, but I am glad that he has a choice and I am sure that he will do what is right for him and all of his loved ones. I hope that you can find some comfort in our love and supportxxx
Yeah, the Apprentice is starting! I love it! Enjoy your evening my lovelies....

Crafty hugs,


Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Love the whole effect of this card, really pretty.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Joan Donaldson said...

Evening Sue, beautiful card.

Theresa Pace said...

another very elegant card. super classy, hugs xx

Val.S said...

a beautiful card!Love the effect!

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Fabulous card. I love the background you have created with your iced snow and gilded poinsettias. I don't get on so well with the iced snow I'm afraid but can appreciate its beauty. I rather like the black frame, feel it adds drama. Hope you are having a lovely time with your mum, say hello to her please.

Melody, I hope you and Fracis can find the answers you need to help you make this difficult decision.
Tracy you are being thought of, hope it helps
CX Cowgirl hope Greg and your daughter are coping.
P in Wales, so sad for you loosing Spice, animals are so special and it's heartbreaking when we loose them.

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What an adorable card!!....truly amazing!!!

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful Christmas card
Take care
Hazel G XX

Scottydog said...

Love this technique Sue, how do you come up with all these ideas, just wish I had your imagination! Must give this a go & also like the idea of doing this with a snowflake die. Good luck everyone in the draw. Hope all is going well Tracey, thinking of you. Feel for you & your family Melody, not an easy choice for Francis, my thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Another stunning card, I love the background.
Sue you are such an inspiration. Thank you.

Sending crafty hugs, Brenda xxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful, as usual.

Shirley T.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue
Wow gorgeous card I love the background you have created it's amazing.
love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Melody & Francis your both in my thoughts & Prayers & Big Hug for Molly xxxx
Tracy your also in my thoughts & Prayers hope today went as well as expected love & Hug's xxx
Tex Cowgirl hoe Greg & your daughter are coping your all in my thoughts & Prayers xx
P in Wales so sad you have lost your dear Spice it's so sad when loosing a pet xx
love & Hug's for friends & everyone.xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue

OH what a great card the background is just stunning I love the effect of this
thanks for sharing
Hugs Sarah xx

Eunice said...

The background on this card is stunning! I love the poinsettias cut from the guilding flakes what a wonderful way to spice things up!

Littlelamb said...

Thought I had already commented today but if I did it has gone into cyberspace. Lovely card Sue. Like the idea.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I love it, snowflakes are on the list (I have the Spellbinders poinsettia but it's not as nice as yours) so I could do a version of it, or I guess the poinettia stamp could be used at a push. It's such a lovely card and I might well try it out.

Tracy, I hope today went well for you, hope, hugs and positive thoughts your way xxx

P in Wales, so sorry to hear about Spice. I be utterly lost without my Billy. Our pets are so special to us, hugs xxx

Alimecca, glad you had a lovely time in Edinburgh, I've always wanted to go there. Happy belated birthday, sorry I missed the day xx

Melody, I'm so, so pleased Francis has a choice. Choice gives you control but I know this will be a tough decision for him, for you both. Sending hope, hugs and positive thoughts your way and a big hug for Molly, tell her I'm thinking of her too please xxx

Txcowgirl, thinking of you and your family, sending hope, hugs and positive thoughts xxx

Beth, how true... spent very well over £40 end of last month just buying bits, you know, texture paste, glue, card etc. You use the same places I do ;-) I'd better get in quick before they're out of stock lol

Rebecca in CO, Nice to see you back, I've missed your posts ;-) I have the time.. too much of it as too tired for pretty much anything at the minute. Hey, I wonder if Creative Expressions do bottles of the endless energy that Sue, Julia and John seem to have. Seriously, whatever they're on I want some! (especially if it's cake!) Do you want to do a swap, I'll give you some extra time in exchange for some energy to craft! Between us we'd be unstoppable! Hugs xxx

Before I start the craft version of "Crossroad" (the film, based on the legend of Robert Johnson, not that awful 80s daytime soap) with Rebecca I'm going to go to bed. I've been awake for most of the last 12 hours and pleased I got a couple of boring admin-y jobs today, 2nd time in a week! Hoping I'm not about to start a mad hyper and be awake for 40 odd hours so going to grab a cup of chamomile tea before I get under the quilt. Cleaner and PA here tomorrow which wipes me out (cleaner needed to reschedule). Hoping with everything crossed I'll be able to nip by as I want to check up on a few of you and make sure you're ok. If I do, forgive a potentially short message please as last time I had both the help visiting in one day I spent 4 days in bed. Makes me sound so antisocial that having people here exhausts me , both are lovely people, I'm pretty lucky, and yes, I'm trying to turn themm to the dark side of dies being more important than handbags or shoes!

Wishing each of you a Terrific Thursday, with hugs for all, there's plenty there if you need another one! Until I'm back again...

T x

Jean said...


melody said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card in love the way the background as made it self the main part of the card,marry nice. Take Care Melody xXx

Thank you everyone just a little lost with it all just now xXz

Anonymous said...

I don't ever get tired of watching Sue demonstrate this procedure. I love this card! Myra from Florida

Pauline A said...

Such a different card today. Beautiful! Hugs xx. Pauline A

Lizzybea said...

Hi sue
What a beautiful card. You could use the snowflake die for this also.
I think I will try this out.
Thanks for all you fabulous ideas.
Liz xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

What a fantastic card design! The background is wonderful and the poinsettias are just gorgeous. Debra x

Paula said...

What a great idea! It's a lovely card Sue, I do wish I knew where you get your inspiration from!! :) But you're kind enough to tell us all how to do these things so I can't complain at all.
Paula x

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card, would love to win it


Barbara said...

Beautiful card, really pretty.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic card, love the background and the effect, the whole card is awesome.
Di B. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue!
Love the card,the color and Background.😊
I look into you blog every day because you make pretty card 😊
Hugs from Jeanette B. from Norway

Love2papercraft said...

Yes! If only we could buy energy (not of the caffeinated variety - but of the true healthy form) wouldn't it be lovely?! I'm afraid I'm short on that as well as time, but perhaps if I had more time, I'd have more energy! Then we could combine forces and be a crafting force to reckon with!
Are you talking about Robert Johnson the Delta Blues musician? I haven't seen that movie (Crossroads). I am a huge blues fan and his work (only about 21 songs if I remember right) is some of my favorite!!! Enjoy!

Love2papercraft said...

Oh I'm so sorry for your loss of Spice :( as others have said, it's so difficult losing them. When I'm going thru that, I wonder if it's worth having them in our lives because the pain is so bad when they leave us...I always decide the good out weighs the bad. But that doesn't help when you are in the midst of the bad. Xx

Love2papercraft said...

I'll keep looking for that item number too, and the one for energy, and creativity etc :) xx Rebecca

Love2papercraft said...

Thanks for thinking of me! I couldn't resist popping back in (albeit a day later). Once again I'm sacrificing sleep, but a girl has got to have fun sometimes! Rebecca

Love2papercraft said...

Wait, what do you mean by "the craft version" of the film? Rebecca

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