Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello bloggers!  I may be the only one that loves this card, but it has such a lovely vintage feel to it, it just appeals to me.  I thought I would offer it up for the giveaway to see if anyone else likes it as much as I do!  Leave me a comment if it is up your alley and I will draw the winner and announce it on Saturday's blog post.  I started by stamping the Florentine Background (by John Lockwood) in black on milk card.  I cut it to the edge of the lines, then ink it lightly with both Antique Linen and Tattered Rose distress inks.  I coloured the ivy corners with Distress markers.  I matted it on milk card and added a gold edge with a paint pen.  I stamped the image again and cut out the larger ivy in both corners, coloured it and mounted up for dimension.  I splattered the background with the gold paint pen to add a bit of a vintage distressed look to it.  For the focal element, I cut three of the Silent Night die in vintage gold card and glued them together.  I inked them with Clear Perfect medium pad and coated them with clear embossing powder.  I heated it until it melted and repeated the step one more time.  This is a great technique that Julia Watts turned me on to which adds a beautiful shine to your sentiments!  I cut one more Silent Night in black and added it below slightly offset as a shadow and glued it in the centre of my background.  I completed the card with a pierced milk mat, a thin gold and black mat and another milk mat.   The finished dimensions are 5 3/4" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


















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183 comments:

Pam said...

Another stunning card. Lovely.
Melody, sorry to hear Francis is still poorly, give him a gentle hug for me.! One for you too.
Tracey, you are one very brave lady, keep it going.
June, my thoughts are with you today, hope all goes well. With surgery.
Hugs to all who need one whatever the reason or no reason.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very different but beautiful card.
Nancyd xx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Stunning card Sue. Lovely!

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
I would give this beautiful card pride of place on my mantelpiece.
Thank you so much, take care Kitty.

auscrafts said...

love this central die ,beautiful card

Jan on the Fosse said...


Sue
I see what you mean it's not a card that will suit everyone. It shows sometimes we should try something different. I think it is beautiful.
Jan

June Smith said...

Morning Sue, and all Wilsonettes. Pam thank you for your wishes, I just had the blue dye put through my aorta yesterday, now waiting to hear from the surgeon as to what will happen next, but again thank you for you wishes.

Well todays card I love, I did one very similar but did not use the ivy on mine, or make it vintage, just had lots of bling, but I certainly did not do the 'Julia Wattt's Technique' so that is something I am going to have to try. The Silent Night die was the first one I ordered from that festive 2015 collection and I love it along side the angel one.

Good luck to the winner.

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

Anonymous said...

Different but still very nice. JJxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
what a stunning christmas card love the dies and the flowers great background to thank you tracyw x

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I love this card - you are not the only one!
Your technique with the ivy is so realistic
Pat x

Loraine Jefferis said...

You're certainly not the only one to love this card. It's beautiful. I love the dies and background. The colours you've used make this a truly beautiful card. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card very vintage looking just what I like. The Silent Night die is just beautiful. Yvonne xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, wish it had been a silent night very windy and noisy so not much sleep
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
Yet Again Another "Truly Tremendous Card"
I Love How You Mount Several Of The Sentiments
To Give Height, I Really Love The Fabulous Stamp
And The Stunning Colour Palette.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing I Recently Watched
A Video Where You Made Your Sentiment Really Stand
Proud By Inking In A Coloured Archival Ink To Match Your
Work Then Clear Embossed A Couple Of Times I'm Not Aware
Whether The Video Has Played On Your Blog And I'd Missed It
I'm Always Checking Out Your YouTube Updates.
I've Been Extremely Lucky To Win A Gift Of The
Stunning Decoupage Papers The Ones That Lisa Uses, The Papers
From "Crafters Consortium" I'm Thrilled As After Christmas I've
Purchased Some MDF Items To Work With.
Take Great Care And I Know You'll Be Home Soon
So I'm Looking Forward To Watching You On Hochanda.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Good Luck To Whom Ever Wins This Stunning Gift.
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. I'm sure that you won't be the only person who loves this card, I find it's muted colours very classy.
Sending thoughts and prayers to anyone in pain or feeling down. Sue XXX

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Interesting card Sue, I like vintage.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I think this card is very classy and elegant, love the ivy in the corners, and of course that beautiful Silent night die. I certainly love the card and it appears so do a lot of people. Take care. Bx.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue I love everything about this card it is vintage looking and makes a nice change.
Kathy x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. I love this stamp but haven't thought to use it in this way - something for another year...
Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. You must be able to read my mind as i have just received this stamp yesterday and now you have posted a beautiful card to give me an idea of how to use it. The reason i got this stamp is i have an e/b folder with the musical notes on and i thought it would be a perfect match for the stamp. The card is beautiful and yes it does have a vintage look to it but to be honest i think we should all try something a little different now and again just to see how we enjoy doing something outside our comfort zone.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Oh yes,I love this card! I've not seen this background stamp before but need to get it as my son is very musical, so between him and his musical friends it will get a lot of use. The antique look is a lovely change and smaller size ideal for posting.x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Yes, I really like this card. Something a little bit different from you! Love the background. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Yes, really like this, Sue, definitely has a vintage feel. Great card for the giveaway, would like to win but already have a Sue Masterpiece so can't be greedy!
Melody - hope Francis has some better days, you must be so anxious.
June, Tracy, Lorraines and all - keep smiling.

'P' in Wales

Clare W said...

GM Sue. You are not alone of that I am certain! Very lovely.

hollyberry said...

This card is beautiful,you seem uncertain that others will like it too.
June hoping that all goes well,fingers are crossed for you.

Linda Mitchell said...

This card reflects the true meaning of Christmas, it makes you stop and think what it's all about. It would be suitable for our male friends and relations. I like it very much
Linda

Kath said...

A fabulous card - I love the sentiment and the heat embossing adds the finishing touch.
Kath x

carol quinn said...

Wow what a stunner!
Carol

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue .When I first saw this card I thought "nice".The more I look at it the more I see the beauty of it. I adore the colours you have used .Gloria (sidcup) xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I really love the vintage feel of this card. The musical background is great, not overpowering and the gloss on the sentiment really makes it stand out. I would be honoured to win it.

Love Rosemarie x x

memorial garden benches said...

A stunning card! I find it very classy. I love it. Thanks for sharing!

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
I love this card and am fortunate to have the stamp as well.
When I have finished my babysitting duties this week (last day today) I will do a card like this. I haven't got the silent night die so will have to use a different die.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Have a lovely day
Maggie

lilian said...

Hi Sue, love the card, especially love that stamp.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card, quite different to your usual style but quite lovely.

Michele

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Such a beautiful vintage style card. I love it. Anyone would be Soooo pleased to receive it. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Aspiring crafter said...

You are not the only one who loves this card Sue , it's a stunner!
XxxRuth

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What's not to love about today's card? I love the vintage feel to it it's so gorgeous. I love using ultra thick embossing powder on my sentiments as well, it gives them a look of porcelain.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I can use my Christmas piano music to make cards like this! Silent Night with this die, Angels from the realms of glory, any song about snow etc with appropriate dies! Hm! When I'm feeling better, more inspiration from you xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, yes it is different but I like it!!!
Have a good one!!!
Good luck everyone!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

my craft cupboard said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love the vintage style although it isn't always easy to achieve!
sharon:)

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Oooo i love this card , just full of gorgeousness ,
Good Luck everyone , Oh and especially me .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Chris Curry said...

I love the elegance and feeling of this card, just gorgeous. Also really like the idea of double, triple embossing of the sentiment. Will be doing that this week. Thank you Sue. Xx

Anne Crawford said...

At first glance I wasn't sure about this card, but after having a good look I think it's really unusual and I do really like it! I also think this card would look even more beautiful in real life , so fingers crossed!
Anne xo

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue , very vintage and very classy. It's beautiful x

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, love it

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

A slightly different card from usual, but I really like it.

Love
Roz.x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I do !! I love it !! I love anything vintage and this card is gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

foxyg said...

Very different, but very lovely. The silent Night die is gorgeous.

Sonia Stephenson said...

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

hazel young said...

I love it too Sue gorgeous style of card xx hazel

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card, I love the vintage look that you have created.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Carolyn B said...

I love this card Sue. The shadow effect on the Silent Night really sets it off, I'm really into this technique and do it whenever I can!

Love
Carolyn B

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. It's gorgeous. I am not particularly a fan of grunge, but vintage is classy.
Will pop in here if and when I can as I'm off to the wilds of Scotland for a few days. SueL x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
It's a nice card - why would you think we don't like it - we love it!
The finish is gorgeous. I love the background it really shows off the elements you have added.
Lovely!
Anne M xx

handmadebydeborah said...

Hello Sue - love this, somehow suggests 'original' Victorian-looking Christmas cards. Very different from your usual sumptuous cards, but I love it and am keeping everything crossed that I might be the lucky one to receive this. I knew I'd left my 'special' cards until now for a reason - hope you don't mind if I 'borrow' this design :)

Sylvia Yates said...

A very different card today Sue. I have this die so I must give it a go! This is a very happy day for me, my radiotherapy treatment finished yesterday so I no loner have a 50 mile round trip to the hospital. A great feeling!! Think I shall be using the extra time catching up on making my Christmas cards. Have a happy day everybody.
Hugs Sylvia xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I think you will see from all the previous comments that we love this vintage style card, the Silent Night is especially striking with it's double embossing, triple layering and then the extra shadow layer...

Izzy

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card, I love the music background.
Lydia
X

Debra Kenworthy said...

Lovely vintage look Christmas card! A wonderful card design. Debra x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is amazing and I really like the way you have tripled up the words and then heat embossed them and the black shadow shows them up so well. As much as I love your elegant and pretty cards I also love vintage too. There's going to be a very lucky person to have this on their mantelpiece this Christmas. Good luck everyone, Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Good morning Sue, certainly a different style of card today. Not sure it's to my taste, but we can't all like the same things .... would make life very boring xx

sandy acland said...

Not my colour, but the card itself is beautifully laid out.

Sandy (tort)

dmj from kettering said...


I, too, love the idea of embossing the sentiment, must try it!!!




Doreen x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, Yes, I do like this one - quite a vintage feel to it! I do like the musical background too!
Janette x

Bente Sørflaten said...

You have made a different but very pretty card!
Like the vintage expression and the way you have used the sentiment die :))

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. What a great card for the men in your life. Really like the Julia Watts technique. Thanks for sharing that with us, I am definitely going to try it

Narrowboat girl

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love love it thank you so much love always xxxxxjune Horrocks xxxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Well I love it too!

Anne said...

It works for me, Sue, it's beautiful.

Anne (Northampton)

Robin said...

This card has given me an idea for a card for Craft Club on Saturday. I have lots of music sheets and lots of wooden lightweight embellishments, so going to use those. So a great card idea.

Brenda Lello said...

Good Morning Sue,

This card is beautiful, yes a real vintage feel.
Love the way you have made the sentiment stand out - must try this it really looks great.

Hope you have a good day and everyone else on the blob.
Take care, love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, oh thats one striking Xmas card it really does pop of the page, love the background. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
I like this card.
I have to say the colours are a bit unususal for a Christmas card but the vintage look is amazing.
Rolf xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card and I love the colour and your design is wonderful

Debs A xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Morning Sue....such a beautiful and different card its just love the dies

Anne

Paula said...

Now I've been looking for a card for my brother! Thanks Sue, very much appreciated. :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love the vintage look to this card and I can see lots of other Wilsonettes do too.
John's musical background stamp, the triple layered Silent Night sentiment die with the black layer behind it and your lovely ivy all come together to make such a lovely Real Christmas card.
This card will delight the very lucky winner!!
Lesley S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

I think this is lovely.

Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I really like the vintage look. I would love to win it!
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
I really like this card, it does have a vintage feel and the drop shadow really highlights the sentiment.
:-)
Lorna D

Sue MacFall said...

I just love this - what a beautiful antique look to it.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card, the vintage look is just right.
Off to do some Christmas shopping, hope I don't get blown away very stormy here today.
Take care, Jess xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

I really like this beautiful vintage card its stunning I love Ivy trailing like this

Lots of Ivy in my garden and it stays all the gorgeous green's green n cream all

year. The music score in the background is so lovely and Silent Night is my

favourite Christmas Carol Thankyou for your inspiration.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, I think this is a lovely card, and yes it does have a vintage feel to it, which just seems to add to its Christmas appeal. I have this stamp and I think its beautiful
Wendyx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Today's card is fantastic Sue, I love it all and would so enjoy creating something similar as it has all the processes I enjoy.
Wheely, I hope you have another good day today xxx.
Thanks Maria :)
Laine, have a fab time with Gill today.
June, I hope you are not kept waiting very long for the next step. You must be anxious, huggles.
Congrats to Sam on her win. I am sure you will thoroughly enjoy playing with the papers when you get the chance.
Sylvia, many congratulations on completing chemo. I wish you all the best at kicking cancers butt!
I had a better night thank goodness but think the hot water bottle is going to be my best friend again.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Sue, how can any one not love one of your stunning creations, John is very talented too with his stamps, between You, Julia, Phill and John you give us all so much inspiration, and you all throw something different to the mix. Take care, waiting for the rain to,start again! Xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A very elegant vintage card, love the shine on your diecut must remember that tip.

Sylvia it must be a huge relief that radiotherapy is finished and you no longer have to make that trip to the hospital, enjoy your extra hours crafting

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Diane said...

Hi Sue
This card is beautiful, love the vintage feel to it and the craft card. The ivy in the corner looks beautiful. Thank you for sharing this lovely card with us.
Love Diane G xxxx
Sylvia so pleased to hear you've finished your treatment, the journey must have been exhausting for you. I'm thinking of you xxxx
June thinking of you too xxxx
Hugs for Melody Frances and Tracy xxxxx

weefortune said...

Hi Sue., another lovely card, good luck to all xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Simple and classically vintage. I like it!
Doreen R

IVY Cheong said...

Love this card, it's stunning. Ivy xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful Christmas card. Your 'Silent Night' sentiment is gorgeous and I love the background stamp.

sunshinepen said...

Morning Sue, I am still feeling under the weather but your card has brightened up my day. I have been wondering how to use the background stamp I already have so thanks for your great card.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue

Very original card, love the music background.

Jan
in Sheffield

Chris Kelly said...

hi Sue
This card is just beautiful. It reminds me of the Victorian Christmas cards. Very vintage and the embossed sentiment is so inspiring.
X from Chris

Julie Kay said...

What a beautiful tasteful card Sue. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sue, I think it's a beautiful card, and I love the music score background. I recently bout the Silent Night dies and love it, it's as religious as I get, Kate x

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, a very striking card. Thank you x Ros

ursula said...

A super male Christmas card, I love it....luv Ursula xx

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
No you aren't the only one who loves this card. It is a stunner. Striking and opulent and if you would like to send it to me I am more than happy to accept it and give it a good home. After all I feel that Lorraine is feeling rather superior and triumphant in her battle to knock me off the top favourite hot spot at present and I think she needs a reality check. Lol. But seriously I know that who ever is the winner of this work of art would be more than justified to gloat as it is so beautiful x
I am feeling a little smug today as my mission to change MIL's appointment was successful. It was hard work and to begin with I eventually managed to get through to someone who was obviously having a bad day and her mantra seemed to be that she was going to be very unhelpful and as awkward as possible just because she could!! After my charm and being the nicest person in the world who would not allow anything to upset me no matter how unwavering and obstinate the recipient of my phone call was proving to be, I succeeded to achieve what I had set out to do. So we went from being told that there was no way on this earth that there were any appointments this side of Christmas and the earliest would be 11th January to my MIL having her pre-op as we speak an her procedure scheduled for Monday. I am a genius - even if I say so myself. It has really made life easier as she has now got a little longer to recuperate so that Christmas will hopefully be more enjoyable for all of us. I have to say after being such an expert negotiator I was exhausted x
JUNE - lots of love x
MELODY - lots of love to you x
THERESA W - hope you are feeling better x
LAINE - you were a tear away at their age???!!! I don't think that much has changed. I have to say I have a theory about worrying. I used to be terrible when the boys went anywhere. I have learnt that it wasted too much time and far too much energy to fret about things that would be the same and would not change by my being apprehensive and miserable for the entire duration of the boys absence. That is not to say I don't give a toss about their safety I am not that terrible. I just think that it is what it is and what will be will be. I am embracing the situation and going to take full advantage of my independence and peace!! I do however live in the real world and your idea that sex and drugs will be the last thing on their mind is possibly wishful thinking x
Hope you and Gill have a good Sue session getting into the festive mood with tasteless Christmas music x
MARIA - you are more than welcome any time hun. I will point you in the direction of the teabags and kettle - you make your own tea in this house. I like everyone to make themselves at home so don't expect waitress service will you - when should I expect you x
MYRA - please please please tell us Saba's secret x
WHEELY BAD - nice to 'see you'. Fatigue - yeh that sounds familiar - hugs x
LORRAINE F - oh my goodness - you would be a welcome addition to the gang. A bit of moral support for me as I am sure you have realised what a bad influence Laine is. She is obviously a force to be reckoned with and an expert at leading young and innocent individuals like you and I astray. Hope your roast was lovely - lovely hubby. Huggles x
P IN WALES - I think we are creatively cluttered - a much more pleasant term than messy x
JAN - fun you say - who for. Thelma and Louise or those we leave behind in our trail of devastation x
TRACY - hope you are ok - love and hugs x
Off to wallow in my own self importance of being a first class arbitrator. Have a lovely day - I do believe I spotted some sunshine outside.
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Karen W said...

Wow this is fabulous, I love everything about this!!

Anonymous said...

Your not the only one that loves this card. I think it's great.

-Kathy in Raleigh

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
whatever made you think you might be the only one to like this card? It's beautiful, great for a male and I would use poinsettias in the corner for the "sisters".
Hugs, Rose

CraftyJo said...

I love this!

Cathie Weary said...

Good morning Sue, this is a beautiful card and has a very vintage feel to it. Would love to win it. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us.

SusanP, Kent said...

I love it Sue. Great card for anyone and an ideal model to make some variations. I've done the clear embossing technique on sentiments and small die-cuts. It's so effective gives an enamelled look and makes the die-cut more robust too.

Marlene said...

What I like about this particular card is the way you placed the Silent Night theme. A very unique idea which caught my eye imm. Your choice or colors are perfect. I love the Silent Night set as it's so different. I'm glad not having to choose one particular card from you blog as they are all stunning. Thanks for the chance to win one of them.

Anonymous said...

I think your card is beautiful. I have never been able to master the vintage look, but I think it's so pretty. Great job!!! Jan D., Florida, USA

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I really , really love today's card! I've quite surprised myself as I don't usually like that style but this is just gorgeous!
I , too, love that die . I've even cut some in silver Mirri Card which I was about to take to the Charity Shop! It cut so cleanly. It looks nice on a simple black/ white card and I'm rather pleased with it! Cut some silver Let it Snow ones as well. They look nice on all white . It's a good weight of Mirri and it cuts cleanly on the new machine!
Thank you, I'm off to look for that lovely stamp!
Melody - sorry Francis isn't so well. Thinking of you all!
Yvonne - Saba makes a very good friend ! However beyond that I'm not prepared to say!!!
Love o all,
Myra xxx

donna sherman said...

Love the card! So pretty! The dies are beautiful!!!!

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Oooh I just live the vintage look. It's stunning I do love that Ivy. I hope I get it for Xmas.

Yesterday wasn't good I didn't get my picc line in. My bloods were too low and they wouldn't do it. I was so disappointed but it was outa my hands.
My doc called me from the surgery to make sure that I was feeling ok as they were concerned. So ive to rest and stay away from people. It's funny because I feel fine imjust tired.

Anyways I've to goto hospital on sun for them to do another blood count and hopefully get the line in on mon for chemo on tues so fingers crossed.

Love to all xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Glad ur finished ur therapy. I've still that to have after I finish chemo. I'll be the same back and forward to Glasgow 50 miles all in. It's annoying that u have to go everyday isn't it. Ah well it'll be all good in the end.
Hope u feel well now xx

Patricia said...

Brilliant card once again.
This would not normally be a first choice but I do actually love it.
Hugs
Patricia xxx

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

Well you certainly have my vote.................it's a beautiful vintage looking card and I love it.

I love that you have used John's stamp for the background and this card would be a most suitable one for my husband.

Lol Barbara W (Worcestershire) xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
love this card Sue! The stamp is gorgeous, must look into it and add to the ever growing list. I used the embossing technique on the merry Christmas die cut in gold and was so happy with the results. No mantelpiece here but I have a spot on a shelf that would be perfect for this beauty !
Muriel x

Mary Blight said...

Hello Sue a All The Wilsonettes,
Well, I hope you are all well & keeping warm,in this horrible weather? It is raining very heavily & blowing a 'Howler' here in Rosemarket! I am FREEZING in my room, writing this, so I think I will keep this short!
I love the card you've shown us today, Sue, it looks very vintage! I particularly like the music background & the way you've overlaid the writing in the two colours! You have also made the Ivy perfectly! I wish everyone with illness or sadness in their lives, at the moment, all the very best for better times ahead!
Well, having said that I am going to go back & sit by the fire, I think I may have to get a move on with my Christmas cards, as I do have a few orders! I think that my friends & family are going to be thrilled with their Christmas cards, this year, made with the help of the MARVELLOUS SUE WILSON dies!
With Love & Best Wishes,
From, Mary Blight XXX

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue.
I have just bought in my crafting shop a die from you number CED4411 a edge die.
hope to make cards with it after christmas,
thanks for all you exsamples.
Gr Karin

CathyinMN said...

Sue,
This card is totally up my alley! I love it!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Sue, you surprised me with this design today. After reading your directions, my eyes picked up design colors and techniques that I did not notice at first glance. I like the idea of the double heat embossing. I feel sure this card is more lovely in person than what the photo shows of it. Thanks for sharing.

Pat James said...

Hi sue,

Stunning Christmas card, just love this die.

Hugs pat xx

Pat James said...

Hi sue,

Stunning Christmas card, just love this die.

Hugs pat xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone. Sue...I absolutely LOVE this card. I think it's beautiful and very vintage. Actually, the muted colours really reflect my mood right now. Still feeling crook and the voice is just refusing to make an appearance. The dog loves it though as I can't shout at her to stop barking lol. Fingers crossed at feeling better by the end of next week or no-one will get any cards or presents as it's my posting day next Friday.
Have a good day everyone. I do hope none of you catch what I've got, especially this close to Christmas.
Bejay xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Well who would not want to win this beautiful card
You are so right about it saying vintage. I love it and would love to own it
You are a very talented lady Mrs W
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G. xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Different but stunning,
love to all, having treatment, needing treatment and those recovering.
Maureen xxx

Julie Elliott said...

Absolutely stunning card xx

barbara macaskill said...

LOVELOVELOVE this one!! Elegant yet rustic at the same time!!! Would love to add this to my wall of honor!! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, This is a lovely card. It saddens me that the meaning of Christmas is so often forgotten but this card is a gentle reminder of what it's all about. It should be relatively quick to make a few. Val xx

STELLA MUNN said...

Hi Sue - truthfully, I wasn't sure about this at first as it's not my sort of style. However, the more I looked at it, the more I liked it! It's very different and very classy. Yep, have definitely come round to it!!! Thanks Sue xx

Vie Carter said...

Stunning card, would love to win it

Vie
x

hettygarlick said...

Well I really like that. I think it's very classy.

Jules Ireson said...

I absolutely love this card, Sue. I NEED the stamp and dies. I've finished my Christmas cards for this year using, of course, your wonderful dies - but will start earlier next year. I used Diamond Sprinkles, which I've fallen in love with.

Thank you so much for all your inspiration, Sue.

Take care, everyone, and keep warm and safe.

Jules x

D K Keels said...

Sue, this stunning card embodies the spirit of Christmas!

Jan.moogie said...

What a stunning card Sue love this style of vintage and would so love to win it. Hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I love your card today sue x its really beautiful x thankyou for your inspiration again sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Pearl said...

Beautiful seasonal card today Sue, thank you,

Pearl x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Absolutely beautiful card using one of my all time favourite sentiment dies. This this card is totally original and the colour way is very Victorian and right up my street. Just love this one..

greendragon said...

I don't know why you would think we wouldn't like it, it's gorgeous Sue!

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
Never thought to use this color green in a Xmas card but it works. Fabulous!!

lindagrady said...

Love the Victorian distressed look to this card; esp. like the musical paper behind it. The "Silent Night" sentiment is effect on this card.

jazy1m said...

Love this card. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and all you do.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I can't imagine why you thought you may be the only one to love this card, the previous comments show how wrong you were and I absolutely love it. The vintage feel along with the lovely stamp and dies all add up to a gorgeous card.

Yvonne - well done on getting your MIL's appointment changed, your practise at currying favour with Sue has obviously paid dividends :)

Tracy - sorry you didn't get your line in, it's a nuisance but not the end of the earth. Perhaps you should drink more Irn Bru to get your bloods up, after all, it is made from girders lol

Frances

Barbara (C) said...

What's not to like....I love the colour scheme and the sheet music background works really well with the Silent Night die. I would really love to receive this in a draw anyday!!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I like this card. I am always looking for new ideas to use sheet music in cards because the 2 boys next door are very into music, singing and opera and they really appreciate the cards that I make for them on a music theme. I would say that this card is very helpful in designing those difficult cards for the men in our lives.
Thank you

Lisbeth

Julie Elli said...

I'm a huge fan Sue it's my favourite style- vintage!

Jane Franklin said...

I love the music background and so right with the 'silent night's. Not so keen on the ivy tho but overall its lovely. Best wishes to all jxxx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,
Your definitely not the only one who loves this card, I love it the vintage look really appeals to me. John's stamp is lovely I might have to add it to my need list.

Lorraine E - wow!! So Brodie is a cat, how funny (not for you) that he runs off with your crafty stash. I'm sorry but will have to settle for hearing about Brodie's antics from you as I couldn't possibly part with my fur babies. They are extremely hard work but I had them before I became really bad and I love them dearly so couldn't part with them. Your right though they would be absolutely terrified if Brodie came to live here lol!!

Yvonne I'm well impressed with your negotiation skills, you are a genius!! I hope you can all now have a wonderful care free Christmas.

Tracy I have everything crossed that your able to get the line on Monday.

Hugs
Linda xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
You are not the only one to like this card! I love it! So pretty, so beautifully composed.
Best wishes, Anne O

Annie Pennington said...

Love the vintage feel to this card.

Annie P
xxx

liz spooner said...

Love this card Sue, so traditional.xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Lol aye I love my irn bru. I'm tough stuff alright!!! Xx

Jill Gibbs said...

I like this card alot too,Sue. x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card sue I really
love the vintage look about it.
Thank you for sharing.
From 92 Rosamond

Lynne L said...

Hi Sur I love this card I have used the die quite a lot to make Christmas cards but really love the stamp you used with it I'll have to buy the stamp too

Lynne L said...

Hi Sur I love this card I have used the die quite a lot to make Christmas cards but really love the stamp you used with it I'll have to buy the stamp too

Jackie Meechan said...

Don't know why you though nobody would like this card. Yes it is very vintage looking but that's the style a lot of people like. I certainly would throw this away it would be my pride and joy.
Gorgeous card.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, very vintage but so elegant, love it.
Di B. x

DeCor said...

I always love music as a background and you have made this one look stunning as usual. The die looks perfect on it. A great card.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue & friends
Gorgeous card again today I love it the vintage feel is stunning I love everything about it.
Thank you for the chance of winning this masterpiece.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy im sorry you didn't get your line in hope you are able to have it done on Monday.
Be a good girl & rest till then, Your bound to get down days but stay strong & kick this thing in the butt
Sending you some more Hug's lovely lady & some love XXXX

JUNE hope you find out soon about having your surgery just rest sending Hug's for you Xx

Tob Theresa sending you more Hug's take care xxx

Big Hug's for Friends Lynda xx Hug's fOr Molly xxx

Melody sorry Francis is not so good sending him some gentle hug's & some for you too Xxx



terrie said...

I think your card is stunning ...I like the rays from the sentiments...tfs
Well done Sue

Saba said...

Sue, how could you think this might not appeal. It's fabulous, I love everything about it, and John's stamp is lovely. Well all his stamps are. Whoever wins this card will be thrilled.

Sylvia, congratulations, quite a milestone, glad you are feeling happy.
June good luck for tor operation.
Tracy good luck for Sunday,you are doing well brave lady and we are cheering you on from the sidelines.
Yvonne, well done on the MIL front, and it's no good begging Myra, she won't tell you my secrets.
Lorraine E like you I am quite happy with my disorder, I have shoes I have never worn, and handbags, I can't resist them as Myra would no doubt tell you if she was allowed to snitch on me.
Melody you are in my thought and prayer.
TXCowgirl, prayers for Greg are winging their way across the Atlantic.
Love for all
Saba xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a refreshing change from your usual clean, elegant creations- not that this isn't elegant, just more vintage, Victoriana and distressed, I love it when you release your inner grunge.
The background stamp is striking and can be adapted for many occasions, not just for Christmas. Ingenious idea to emboss the main die to create a glazed effect, I'll definitely be trying out that technique, just need some clear embossing powder and I'll be good to go.
Whoever wins this stunner is in for a real treat, good luck everyone, may the best Wilsonette win:-)
I've had a quite a favourable day, found out this morning that the results of my surgery were positive- it was basal cell carcinoma and non malignant so roll on the next round of treatment in January, I look like a patchwork quilt though:-)
Gill popped round as planned armed with cosmic shimmer glue and a guillotine and we set to work creating crude examples of Sues masterpieces accompanied by cheesy Christmas tunes. We were suitably industrious and I managed to finish off two cards and create another into the bargain all the while tutoring Gill...yes, I amaze myself sometimes too:-)
Brodies attempts at interference were met with disdain from Gill...she hates cats with a passion!...so I pushed his bum to move him off the table but he dug his heels in and refused to move- it turns out he was enjoying the experience so much that he sprayed a tiny bit on Gills freshly cut paper!??! Suffice to say that Gill was rather aghast, I meanwhile , wet myself with mirth:-)
I've been rather distracted writing this, a supervet has been on the tv performing miraculous feats on seriously ill animals. Normally I can't watch these programmes in case an animal dies but luckily they all survived so I am a happy bunny. It featured a cat who had been poisoned by antifreeze and it was in danger of liver and renal failure. The treatment was to give her intravenous vodka every four hours to flush the toxins from her system, the poor little thing was off her face but it worked...wonder if she wanted a kebab during the process:-), apologies, that's a sick joke. It's my worse nightmare that something happens to my babies, my heart goes out to the owners, I'd rather be sick myself than watch my four paws suffer:-(
Sylvia, congrats on reaching the end of your treatment, and I wish you all the best for the future, well done on kicking cancers butt!
Linda, don't worry, I couldn't part with Brodie, he's my baby even if he's a little terror at times. You're right having animals can be a handful but they're worth the effort- I'd say it was easier to look after cats but I'd be lying, they can be super demanding and love going for walks as much as any dog.
Yvonne, I love your attitude, ignorance is bliss after all. I'd have sent my Mum prematurely grey if she'd had the smallest inkling of what I got up to as a student, you enjoy the peace and quiet and recharge your batteries for Christmas. Well done you, with negotiating skills like that the UN will be calling...what a relief to get the procedures done so swiftly though, less time to ruminate and worry and more time to recover before Christmas...did you offer your white chocolate fudge as a bribe? Young and innocent is not a description that would immediately spring to mind when I think of you dear, we both know who the disruptive influence here is , can you in all good conscience be responsible for leading another innocent down the path of destruction? Poor Lorraine F doesn't realise that she's on a slippery slope.
Lorraine F, seriously, think twice, I used to be a sweet, innocent, law abiding citizen before I got immersed in the seedy world inhabited by Louise, you've seen the movie so you do the maths honey, it can never end well and you have more than enough to cope with right now:-) hope you've had a better day
Hugs to all


Lainexxx

Theresa Pace said...

why wouldn't people love it? it is such a lovely card. fab, hugs xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Ps. Sorry to hear about your line Tracy, hopefully your bloods will improve in time for another shot on Monday. Your right, travelling to Glasgow will be a draining experience but if anyone can do it you can, you are going to show the big c whose boss!:-)
Saba, you're a girl after my own heart, handbags and shoes are a real weakness of mine too- why seek treatment for something that creates such a warm glow, I can think of worse disorders:-) I'm intrigued, what are these secrets that Myra is concealing and would she have to kill me if I found them out?
Crafty hugs

Lainexxxx

Barbara said...

Love the card Sue as I am a big fan of vintage and its always a real treat when you deviate from your usual style.

Maria Alder said...



Hi Sue and everyone.
Sue as you can see you are not the only one who like this card,
It's lovely and the stamp from John in the back ground is perfect
The silent night die is gorgeous.


Sylvia- fantastic news, take care.
Bejay- wish you better. Don't sound nice at all what you got so
hope you get well soon.
June- hope you are all right, thinking of you.
Tracy- sorry to see not everything went to plan, fingers crossed.
Yvonne- great work, hopefully your MIL now will be better by Christmas
so you all can have a nice time.
Rebecca- hope you are all right and not snowed in.
Beth -missing you and your lovely, funny stories. Hope you are okay.
Melody- sorry it's not going so well. You are all in my thoughts.
hugs to Molly and all of you.
Wheelybad- hope your are okay and not to tired
Lorraine F- wish you a good night so perhaps you have some more
energy tomorrow. My Fibromyalgia is awful at the moment but you
have to keep going as best you can even if it's not easy at times.
Lorraine- cuddles to Broadie and Darcey and to all cats and dogs.
Also love to hear how are little once are doing, guess they not so
little anymore :-)
hugs to all wilsonette's and my very good friends
Maria x

Littlelamb said...

Wow. Gorgeous card Sue. I would love to own this.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I would love to give it a new home. Hugs Jackie

Alexis said...

Sue! Are you kidding? This card is beautiful, and I agree with you about it looking vintage. It's stunning and I would love to see it up close and personal, ha ha! Xx

Craftycatty said...

I love it too. The music background is a fav of mine. Lovely card.

Eunice said...

I love music backgrounds on cards, it reminds me of days gone by. Sue this card is stunning and would love to give it a new home!!

Tracy Stitt said...

Thanks Lynda I really appreciate that.
It's hard just now but I know it will get better x

Jan from Long Island said...

Wow, I love this gorgeous vintage card. It's absolutely gorgeous!

Melody said...

Hi sue, like it I think it's absolutely gorgeous, love the background the dies it's all just lovely. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Sandy H said...

Lovely card. Great dimension to the die.
Take care everyone.

Lorraine's blog said...

gorgeous card as always

Nana on the Hill said...

What a stylish card! Perfect for those special people.

magpie said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card! Love it and the simplicity of the Reason for the Season xx Love Karen xx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
This card is stunning & very traditional & definitely has the 'Vintage' look as you say & I love it !!
Liking the dimension on the Silent Night focal element & must try that technique with the double heat embossing & the background is beautiful too as all John's stamps are.
Love everything about this card design & would be so proud to own it & have on display in my craft room if I'm lucky enough to be picked.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Txcowgirl said...

Lovely card and sentiment for this Christmas season. Wonderful color combinations Sue.

Anonymous said...

I love your cards and have learned so much from you. Tutorials are great and so informative. I have ordered several dies and very pleased with the quality. Can't wait for the next one. Merry Christmas