Wednesday, 23 December 2015

I'm So Happy

Hello crafters!  I know how busy we all are this time of year so thank you for taking the time to pop by the blog if only for a quick visit.  I started today's card by cutting two Canadian borders in white and gluing them down the sides of another piece of coconut white card.  Next I cut the Ornate Pierced Design Noble in white and backed it with Vintage silver card and cut it into a frame.  I used the Lattice Mask on acetate and puled polar white sparkle texture paste through it and allowed it to dry well.  I attached my frame to it and raised it over another piece of silver card.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Pierced Flags die, using a larger one in silver to mat it.  I made two flowers using the Perfect Peony die and edged them in a light silver ink before assembling.  I sugared them with Iced snow after assembling then seated them on white tulle at the end of the sentiment.  I accented the flowers with Dandelion clocks and matching silver stick pins.  The card was then completed with a white pierced mat, a thin silver mat and a final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4"  x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x












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138 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue. So beautiful.
Hugs and thoughts to Melody and family, Molly too. Also Tracey and all who are in need.
Hope you are all well.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, what a gorgeous card love the flowers and everything about it.
Nancyd xx

Nanna Tina said...

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

tracy w said...

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

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the background.

auscrafts said...

lovely card,great background.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow what a stunning card Sue, the background looks like it is floating. I thought you had used vellum when I saw the pictures. Love it, have a great day, hugs xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Gorgeous card, the white with the hint of silver is lovely, and it's wonderful to see your flowers and stickpins again. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & I just love the colours. Your flowers & stick pins just add the finishing touches. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. Like sparkle background. JJxx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

I love so many elements of this card, especially the dandelion clocks. They make a change from leaves.

Love
Roz.x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card Thank you.
I think I am running a little late today.
Sue when you find the time to blog then I shall also try to find the time to Thank you.
Take care Kitty.

Barbara W said...

Good morning Sue

Well what a beautiful card. Love the white and silver colours.

I have tulle in my craft stash but never think to use it............until now!

Enjoy your day

Lol Barbara W (Worcestershire) xxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, it almost looks festive.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue

Must get some tule. Never been able to get any white when I needed it but will try again. It does finish a card. I love white on white and the borders down the sides. It will be nice to get back to celebration cards and not christmas - although all my Christmas cards have been very well recieved.
I have had some really nice feedback this year.
Must be those really nice dies.
Thanks Sue!
Anne M xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Love this card

The dandelion clocks are beautiful and so useful
Happy Christmas
Pat x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

This card looks really special Sue.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fan card. Love the stick pins and dandelions. Off to to the fresh shop early today then weve done with shopping!

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely.

Michele

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. What a pretty floral element.
Jan
Northampton

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a stunning card. Love the sparkle background. The flowers and dandelion clocks with the tulle finish it off beautifully. This would make a gorgeous wedding or anniversary card.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Yorks butterfly said...

Oh wow Sue I think this card is stunning, just love everything about it. Just finishing some last minute present wrapping a bit of baking to do. Veggie shopping tomorrow and then hopefully I finished.
Wendyxx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Absolutely beautiful card! The sparkle texture paste on the acetate looks lovely and the flower arrangement is gorgeous. Debra c

carol edwards said...

Beautiful Sue. Loving the texture paste x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Another stunning card, the acetate layer gives a lovely and different dimension to the design. Love the embellishments, as always! x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is gorgeous. I love the colour combo and especially the dandelion clocks. I must get this die next. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Barbara Gosden said...

Beautiful card Sue. The dandelion clocks work well with the flowers.
B xx

Suemac said...

Lovely card

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! Absolutely stunning card! I love the Silver and Gold card from Creative Expressions it's just the right colour and not too bright and shiny. When I first saw the card I didn't realise that you'd put the texture paste onto acetate, that's another technique I haven't tried it looks amazing! The dandelion dies are gorgeous and finish off any flower display perfectly. Of course any card that includes your Noble dies is perfect in my eyes lol!
Hugs x
Heather T

TDQ Karen said...
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TDQ Karen said...

Super card Sue. Love the sparkly background and the lovely flowers x

carol quinn said...

Love this,the sparkle brings it alive
Carol

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, beautiful is all I can say, stunningly beautiful, love it. I don't have the peony flower dies looks like they will be in my basket next year.

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

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Loving today's beautiful card. The peonies are stunning, as is the whole card :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...


Wow Sue
What a stunning card. Love the flowers, tulle and the background makes it look so special. One of my favourite cards for a long time.
Thank you
Jan

Loraine Jefferis said...

Stunning card Sue. The colours you've used are perfect.I must treat myself to the dandelion dies. They make a lovely change from leaves. Perfect card in every way. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is absolutely stunning I just love it. Thank you for sharing with us every day especially when it is a very busy time of year. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Nanny Jo said...

What a beautiful card, Sue....not Christmassy, but definitely wintry, with its frosting and sparkle paste. I'm getting to grips with sparkle paste, and discovering that it can be fun!! :) Jo x Happy Christmas, all.....

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue .After seeing this beautiful card today I must have the peony die . Have a good day .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Wow ! loving your card the flowers are gorgeous.
Elaine H X

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A simply beautiful card today. The centre of the frame appears to be floating, such a lovely effect. I sincerely hope that Santa got my rather long list of dues that I wanted and as I have been very good this year he will bring them all. Well maybe most of them. Not yo be too greedy.

Love Rosemarie x x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue. Another stunning card. I love cards using just 2 colours

Narrowboat girl

Chris Curry said...

I love everything about this card, just gorgeous.Thank you Sue, not only for this card but all your inspiration and hard work for us crafters. In case I don't manage to get back on your blogg before Christmas may I say now to you and all your team MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. Xxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this is another stunning creation, love the icy look and the acetate with the sparkle paste. Really must try that. There are still so many dies on my wish list, will have to see what Santa has sorted out. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card. Hope you have a relaxing wonderful Christmas. Hugs Heather.x

Jane Franklin said...

I just absolutely love this card. I love all the elements you've added including the pins (yippee), they are such a fab touch.
A day wouldn't be right without checking what wonderful cards you have for us, so many thanks for all your hard work. I hope you can have a rest over Christmas.
Best wishes to all jxxx

iReneM said...


Beautiful!!

x

Kate's Cards said...

Very opulent. xx

dmj from kettering said...



I just love the addition of the pat pin; it sets the card off!!!




Doreen x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the flowers and edged in Silver.... thats a nice technique I must try!
Take care
Love Marg

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is absolutely beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Perfect!! Absolutely love this card, Sue, especially the floaty acetate panel - and then the fab floral embellishment and pins. Just WOW !!!! Thank you.... am saving this for inspiration. Don't have all the elements but can definitely get close.
Hugs to all, especially missing friends.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card simply elegant xx love the flowers with the dandelions xx love yvonnebennettxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card, love the texture paste element, I'm going to ply with that a bit more next year. The dandelion clocks look great behind the flowers don't they, I think I might need to invest in those for extra interest.
Love Diane G xxxx

Anne said...

Beautiful, Sue. Love the texture paste on the acetate - have not tried that yet.

Anne (Northampton)

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is just gorgeous and perfect for a winter birthday with a change of sentiment...I love the dandelion clocks and they're on my wish list...

Izzy

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue This card is so beautiful I love it especially the dandelion clocks

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue This card is so beautiful I love it especially the dandelion clocks

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, such a gorgeous card this morning - love it!
Janette x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, what a stunning card this morning I love how youve added the dandelion clocks they look like feelers on a butterfly they are so pretty. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and craters.

Beautiful card just love everything on it. I really must get the ornate pierced set soon. Maybe I'll get Xmas money.

Hugs an love to those that need any xxx

sunshinepen said...

Morning Beautiful Card and so nice should I say to see something different. Words are just beautiful

Crafty hugs Pen x

Anne Crawford said...

Oh Gosh this card is absolutely Stunning! I love all the glitz and glamour in this one , it has everything! !
I can't wait to get the time to try doing something like this.
Thank you Sue, for all your wonderful cards , videos and ideas, I hope you have a Fantastic Christmas , you deserve it!
Anne xoxo

Brenda Lello said...


Good morning Sue,

What a beautiful card love how you put texture on to the acetate, In fact I just love everything about this card.
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Hope you are well, love Brenda XXX

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card, I like tone on tone very effective,
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card Sue, especially love the stunning floral embellishment.
Rosemary xx

June Horrocks said...

A stunner today sue I love it the flag is brill I have so many dies on my list I think I will need Santa to call on his way back to Lapland All my love June Horrocks xxxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Would just like to say Thank You to Sue for all her inspiration she gives us all throughout the year. I don't know how she comes up with all the ideas but again Thank You Sue.
Bigs hugs to everyone who needs one.
CraftyJacq
XX

suecar53 said...

Thank you for your daily blog that gives us all so much inspiration. Hope you have a lovely Christmas & look forward to seeing what you have in store for us in 2016

ursula said...

A very pretty card, love the white, just stunning....thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a beautiful card Sue and love your yes if acetate
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas

Anne

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card...and two of your wonderful pins to give it that finishing touch of class as well...wonderful :)

sandy acland said...

A stunningly beautiful card!!

Sandy (tort)

Jess said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card for us today. Haven't tried using paste yet, but love the effect.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue I particularly like the floral embellishment on this card. The dandelion clocks work so well with the flowers. Love from Jackie xx

rolfi said...

What a beautiful, elegant and frosty card that is. I love it.
This iced effect looks great. May I have this winter card? No, I´m joking...
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year
Rolf xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Stunning card today, I really enjoy using the glitter past but haven't tries on acetate, something new for the new year. Love the white on white with the silver and the floating centre.
In case I don't get back before Christmas, a Merry Christmas and all the very best for the New Year to you Sue and to all of the fellow bloggers.
Looking forward to another year of inspiration thanks to you Sue.
Take care
Muriel x

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely beautiful card, love the way that you have used the dandelion clocks and the background is stunning.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

hettygarlick said...

Beautiful! The dandelion clocks look so effective used like that.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue a gorgeous card. The white and silver with all the glitter looks very frosty and bright for a special card this time of year.

Tressa said...

Now this might just qualify as my favourite card of the year ......... a difficult thing to do as there have been so many crackers posted.

Love the mask/texture paste combination, it really is stunning.

Thank you.

Teresa

Lorraine Freeman said...

Absolutely stunning card today and it has my favourite hat pins too, just gorgeous.
Didn't get to visit the blog yesterday. I had an appointment, then did shopping and got worn out. Came home had a snooze then had to clean out the fridge.
I think I have completed my present shopping now. I need to go and get tablets today so my son needs to get my scooter out for me. My list keeps growing though as I am trying to take some of the pressure off hubby who is exhausted by work at the moment.
Wishing good things to all xxx

gwen70 said...

WOW absolutely stunning

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the sparkle paste on the acetate and the dandelion clocks - fab card.
Beverley W

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really beautiful card and the peonies created this way are stunning. I love the dandelion clocks and like to use them in a similar way (thanks to seeing previous samples) as they do make a nice change from leaves.
Frances

Norah McPhee said...

To my lovely friend Sue and all the fabulous Wilsonettes that have taken so much time and kindness this year to put out on me i wish you all the very, very best of times this year. I don't know where i would have been without a lot of you kind ladies that are more than just someone from a blog, you have become true friends with your emails as to how i am doing. You have shown more kindness to a stranger than my family has done who have never even lifted the phone to see how i am so for all that kindness i thank you from the bottom of my heart dear friends.
Sue, this is stunning once more and although i don't have all the dies i have the noble and the flower ones so i will just use a different mask and borders and make it my own interruptation of this stunning example. I love when you treat us to an all white extravaganza as i do think your skill and workmanship shines at it's best in them. Thank you for all you have done for me this year Sue as you probably don't realise just what your do every day for me and people just like me. You prove to be a better friend than most of us have in the real world and that kindness lifts my spirits when at their lowest, so have a wonderful Christmas flower and i hope that Santa is especially good to you
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A gorgeous card, love it all.
Lydia
X

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue. Will have to try using masks on acetate.

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A gorgeous card again, love all the dies and techniques that you have used.xx

Margaret Rogers said...

We have been without the internet for the past week, so haven't seen any of your blogs, but we are back on line again, so will be spending some time catching up. I have asked Santa for the vase and wild rose dies, so I will be making this card. Like what you have done with the vase.
Margaret xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card so pretty. love Jean Z xxxx

hotpotato said...

Beautiful elegant card Sue. Just to say Happy Christmas to you and your familyxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this card is singing to me ...... love everything about it and so good to see the stickpins again.
Hugs, Rose

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Now I really do like this card especially the texture paste on the acetate. Very elegant indeed.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxxx

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card...you are amazing!!!

Jan D., Florida, USA

Lisbeth said...

Lovely card Sue, I hadn't thought of using texture paste on acetate. Love the flowers, I don't know why my never turn out as pretty as yours :-(

Lisbeth

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a beautiful card again. I've not tried texture paste yet but this card has inspired me to give it a go, especially on acetate. Just stunning. What fantastic ideas you have. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

karenlotty said...

A lovely card and if I don't get the chance to pop in tomorrow Merry Chistmas and Happy New year to you and your family

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card love everything about it. I know we are all hoping Santa brings us some of your wonderful dies and stamps just wondered what Santa is bringing you🎁🎁🎁. Hope you and your family have a very happy Christmas and look forward to your Hochanda shows in the new year
Special hugs to all who are not so well and to all our missing friends

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
I've been looking even if I haven't been commenting and I just love today's card.
Thank you for all the inspiration that you've given us over the year. Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Yes I am busy ! Yes I am not getting any younger!! However it takes just a few moments to check on your lovely blog and love a comment! You spend hours and hours to bring us such joy and inspiration. Thank you!
Today's card is stunning! I love everything about it. From the colour, texture paste, mask, dies used , flowers , pins and sentiment! A triumph!
Love to those who are suffering and those who are caring for those who need it.
Myra xxx

Jean said...

Gorgeous!

michael thomas jeffries said...

What a lovely card, with the delicate flower adornment. The vintage silver goes so well with the white. Another one for me to try.

barbara macaskill said...

What a lovely card!! Elegant, classic and stunning! TFS!

terrie said...

This is beautiful, elegant and stunning....I love it...it turned out awesome.
Well done Sue as always

Sue MacFall said...

What a beautiful, elegant card this is.
so pretty,
Thank you Sue,
Sue Mac

Meg said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Sue and thank you for all the wonderful cards you have brought us this year.

Today's card is so lovely and as always the flowers are fab.

Love and hugs
Meg
xxxx

Lesley Cann said...

What a lovely card. Even though it is not a Xmas card the silver and white colours are appropriate for this time of the year.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card, I really like white on white(silver). The texture paste on acetate looks great, one to try. A very pretty floral element. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunner again and my absolute favourite style of your cards. Love everything about this one...

Paula said...

Such a lovely card Sue, I do love white on white cards! :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card today. It's gorgeous.
Hope you are having a lovely day
Maggie

Margaret-Anne said...

Wow, wow and thrice wow! Love it.

lilian said...


Hi Sue, absolutely fabulous card, so classy looking, and those flowers are exquisite.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a beauty today, you post such beautiful cards without fail and you must also be up to your neck with things to do, so thank you.
I hope you manage to get some "me" time.
love from Maureen xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue
Stunning card today I love love it. I have the Noble die & the flowers so will try this with a differan mask & borders
For a birthday in January. Thank you for the inspiration.
I love your blog Sue you have helped me turn my rubbish cards Into beautiful cards with your amazing
Die range your Videos & the inspiration you give everyday with your array of fabulouse cards.
Thank you so much
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy my friend hope your feeling ok & you & Hubby have a wonderful Christmas. Love & Hug's Lynda xx
Melody & Francis thinking of you both sending Hug's. Hug's also for Molly xx
Hug's for all suffereing or in need of one plenty to go around help yourself xx
Sending Hug's for friends & everyone xx

craftynanna jo said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Johanna

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning and elegant card Sue
Gr Karin

Dawn Holben said...

Wow Sue that card is so Stunning, I love it.
And those flowers look so pretty and delicate

Pearl said...

Stunning card today Sue, love it!

Thank you.

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue have just purchased the peony flowers and stamps I will try and have a go at theses flowers.xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant I do love your stickpins so pretty.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Eunice said...

Simply elegant!!!!! Once again Sue you astound me!

Julie Elli said...

Another really stunning card Sue!
Big hug
Julie Elli

Theresa Pace said...

this is beautiful.sparkly but not in your face. fab, hugs xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

This is beautiful. I absolutely love the dandelion clocks. Merry Christmas, Sue and your team. xx

Hazel said...

Sue, today's card is stunning. I hope you will get some me time over the holidays. Hazel X

nannapat said...

What an amazingly beautiful card Sue,the white and silver looks so elegant and I adore the dandelion clocks. Thank goodness they are getting near the top of my wish list!!
I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2016 and I look forward to visiting you next year! Pat x

DeCor said...

Love the whole card but especially the finishing touches you did for foliage and flowers 2 more sleeps now.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, as always :)

sued99 said...

Just one word for this - gorgeous!

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

What a beautiful card, I love the sparkle paste on the acetate and those flowers are just stunning.

Hugs all round
Linda xx

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card. The flowers are beautiful and I love the stick pins.

julie laz said...

Wow sue, I love this card, how lovely, crafty hugs Julie xxx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & love the silver & white which looks so clean & stylish.
Love the texture paste on acetate which also looks amazing & all the different textures & layers & Gorgeous flowers & pretty stick pins adds that special finishing touch for a stunning card.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas & happy new year & can't wait to see what wonderful creations you bring to us lucky crafters in 2016.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)