Friday, 1 July 2016

Christmas Blessings

Hello bloggers!  I thought that I would share with you a card that features the Illuminated Angel Mini Striplet since there wasn't one during the blog launch!  I started by embossing the background with the Star Swirls embossing folder.  However, I found that my sentiment was sort of lost against it so I lightly embossed a piece of vellum to go over the top of it to soften it.  I used Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue in the corners to adhere it. For the focal element, I used a piece of acetate and did the caught in crystal method, but used our Cosmic Colour ink drops instead of alcohol ink for a more vivid colour.  These colours are supposed to be used to colour texture paste and ultra thick embossing powders and other type of products, but they work great for this!  I added a bit of gold mica powder and the Cosmic lacquer with them then added tissue paper over the top and let it dry overnight.  I cut the Angel striplet in white and glue it over a piece of my coloured acetate cut to size.  I used the Saffron Yellow and the Lava Red colours to give a beautiful sunset sort of colour to the striplet.  I added mounting foam to the back and attached it to the side of the embossed background.  I cut the Christmas Blessings die three times out of white card and glued the, together for a bit of dimension and added strength and attached it to the lower corner of the card.  Three flatback pearls adorned the upper corner and a white on white mat finished off the card.  The finished dimensions are .7"  x  7 1/2" in size.

My 2 hour  Hochanda show today is from 5pm to 7pm, I hope you can join me then!  All for now, Sue x








                                                            Follow my blog with Bloglovin

179 comments:

Pam said...

Shunning card Sue, lovely
Elaine, hope both the boys are doing better, you must be run ragged.
Tina, it must have been a lovely sight seeing Mick with his grandson, you deserve happy scenes like that. Can I order a meat pie please.
Pat, Sarah could teach a lot of adults things about strength and bravery, what a strong little girl she is.
Tracey, my daily thoughts for you and your lovely dad. Hope they are managing his medication now, it is heartbreaking to see them confused on top of everything else.
Hugs to all.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely stunning John has used the same die today and love both cards.
Nancyd xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful card
I love the technique you used with the striplet, and I would never have thought to soften a background with velum
Pat x

Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful card, plain and simple but all the better for it. Fabulous. Thanks Sue.
D x

Jan.moogie said...

This is simply stunning Sue and so on trend. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

auscrafts said...

Beautiful card,shows the beauty of this striplet

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous striplet, wonderful technique it shows the angel perfectly.
Jan x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
A very striking card and a great technique. I look forward to seeing you on Hochanda later today.
With Love Michelle Stanley xxx

Sunset Bay said...

Beautiful, elegant card that would please anyone xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I do love your striplet dies this angel one is beautiful, love the card
Mick managed to eat a bit more yesterday, seeing him with Ashton made our year, just waiting to meet Riley-mae now,
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxx

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, so glad I bought this die. Thank you for your inspiration I will be using this for my friends. Love Jo xxx

Anonymous said...

i had decided not to buy this striplet because I already have quite a collection. Now i've changed my mind Sue! this card is beautiful! Ho hum!

Maggie B xx

tracy w said...

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

Crafti Moggie said...

A simple but very effective card Sue, the die is lovely,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow, Wow, Wow, such a stunning card. I love your techniques that you use & with the vellum I would never have thought to soften using it. Yvonne xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Clean and simple but very effective, I'm thinking it would be inspiration for those that like making the same, but different in a small way, as in changing the colour used on the acitate behind the striplet and co-ordinate the colour on the sentiment, imagin just how many cards you could make with just 2 of the new festive dies but using different coloured mediums behind the striplet (you also gave us the tools in last year's collection to do the same technique)
Hope your show's go well today, I managed to see a little of your early evening show with lovely Alex during dinner but that was all and I'm vexed I have no recordings waiting at home 😒
Last full day at Padstow before our journey back up North - again with a halfway stop off so will be glad to get home Sunday, as since Tuesday I think, I've been struggling to breath properly and am concerned that should I seek assistance here Andy will probably be looking for an extra weeks accommodation while I spend a few days under the care of Cornwalls NHS service, and that ain't happening, so roll on Monday so I can see my own GP and get rid of this awful feeling of suffocation !! It's quite frightening.
I will send my usual friendly hugs to you Sue and 'our Sam' and hope you have a fun day in the studio ☺ xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful card, very classy. Loved your shows yesterday and we get more today - we are very lucky.
Special wishes to Tracy & Dad, Elaine & both sons, NannaTina & Mick and Pat & Sarah. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful this is just terrific x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Very classy card. The bit od=f background just makes this card. Lovely.
Anne M xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the caught in crystal background. Watched your shows yday. Fab demos as always. Re your mission to get Britain gilding. I must fess up. I have a few pots of flakes bought some time ago that I haven't used yet. I must gild more as the effect is lovely. I think it's the thought of the mess that puts me off using them. Will watch you shows tonight with a bit of luck.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely background technique and as Stephanie said, in different colours you could make same but different cards with just 2 dies.
I placed an order today for my favourite festive collection dies, blew the budget - oh well - I really NEEDED them lol !!! Now very excited waiting for them to arrive and start some pretty special Christmas cards for this year inspired by your examples and some ideas going around and around in my head.
Have a good weekend
hugs
Muriel x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
I love the 'caught in crystal' technique and must really use it more in my cards. The vibrant colours in your design are beautiful and give the impression of a stunning stained glass window.x

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful colours in the background. I do love the striplets as they are so versatile .
Luv
Karen xx

Marion Scott said...

Morning Sue,love the colours used for the caught in crystal technique and what a wonderful idea of using vellum to soften the embossing. Off on holiday later today so recorder is set for todays and tomorrows shows. Hope to pop in and out of blog while on holiday - subject to internet. Marion S x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Clean and simple and stunning! The inks look lovely behind the angel. Thanks for sharing.
Feel better soon Steph.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
This card is stunning I love it.
You and John must be in sync as you have both used this die for your cards on your blog today. Both cards are stunning.
I really enjoyed your shows yesterday
Maggie

A Happercrafter6 said...

The simplicity of this card makes it so effective (just as John's is)
Jan
Northampton

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, very festive - looking.

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning Sue.
Well firstly, happy July to you. This card is beautiful. I just love the colours. Can't wait to see your show this afternoon. Will definitely be watching. Xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card, love the crystal background and how you've used the vellum.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, love the background effect and the softening with the vellum.
Thank goodness for catch-up on H as missed most of the show, as will happen this evening.
Usual hugs and good wishes all round.
Annie P - how lovely to have the baby named for you.
Steph - hope you feel well enough to enjoy the rest of your Cornish break.

'P' in Wales

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card, love the background behind the Angel striplet. Have a great day. Bx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous Christmas card. I love the striplet die. I am looking forward to your show later today. Have a safe journey. Take care. Hugs Jackie

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful Christmas card, really lovely.

Michele

Debra K. said...

Striking card! The colours of the acetate background are wonderful against the white. Debra x

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue love the card great for batch card making hope to catch you later on hocanda as finish work at 5 pm

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue I love the simplicity of this card .Must try your caught in crystal technique. Enjoyed your show on Hochanda looking forward to this afternoon show .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Chris Curry said...

What a simple, elegant, beautiful card Sue. An inspiration. Thank you. Xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a really great card today, I love this Striplet. Your shows yesterday were great, looking forward to watching today.

Love Rosemarie X X

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very lovely calming card )
Take Care and big hugs to all
Elaine H X

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, this card is so lovely the striplet die is so nice and the colours on the acetate really make it stand out and it looks like a stained glass window
KathyB x

Anne said...

Beautiful, Sue. What a clever idea with the vellum.

Anne (Northampton)

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a Real Christmas Card
Really enjoyed watching you yesterday and hoping to be able to watch you again today,
Wendyx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you for the great shows yesterday, the recorder is set for today.
Beautiful card today Sue.
Thank you. Take care and have fun Kitty.

June Horrocks said...

I have loved this die since I first saw it your card is beautiful thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxx
Safe journey home Steph xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a beautiful card. The colours on the acetate are stunning like a beautiful sunset which makes the angel really stand out. I love doing the caught in crystal technique you never get two the same. Watched your shows yesterday and looking forward to todays. You are looking really well Sue and the cardigan you had on yesterday was lovely.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful in its simplicity. Lovely idea with the vellum background as against the vibrancy of your striplet X

foxyg said...

Stunning Sue.

Sandra Kent said...

Good morning. This is a beautiful card. I have this die and it cuts great. Just made one card when l received the die, really pleased the result. Used acetate with soft muted colours paper behind and mounted onto pearl card. Can recommend this die to anyone who has not bought it yet. Kind regards Sandra.😊

lilian said...


Hi Sue, love this card, have not bought any of your new Christmas dies yet, but I really love these.
Watched your show yesterday, will have to record today's as the tennis is on.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card, love it.
I can see that Striplet being used as a Christmas Lantern.
That's once I get my head round "Christmas" ... I am still waiting for summer!!!
Have a good day
Patricia xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful

Debs Cards xxx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card, the background to the striplet is so effective. Really enjoyed the shows yesterday and recording today's.
Thanks for for,
Heather

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafters.

Wow this is so striking with those colours behind it. Love it. It looks nice and simple too always s winner.


Well ladies dad is getting home today. Doc says there is not much else they can do for him except keep him comfortable.
Also yesterday he asked where his phone was. So someone has either stolen it or it's been scooped up in the bed sheets when they had to change them. As he was talking on it the night before when I was in visiting.
The nurses did a bed to bed search for me with patients permission just in case someone had lifted it and been put in the wrong place but yo no avail. It was ringing out when I called it but then went to answer phone.
Orange his provider weren't very good either they would only put call barring on it and wouldn't let me cancel it even tho I had all dads details. I understand they have protocol and security but I did try explain the situation and the guy said I needed power of or tourney but like I said how can I get that when he's not fit to get out of bed let alone to a lawyer. I was so frustrated and angry and upset. So now I'll have to call them again an put my poor distressed and not always compus mentus dad on the phone to access his acct to try cancel it.
I'm so stressed out by it it's unbelievable.
Anyhow I'll try harder today and just get on with things till he gets sent home this afternoon then I can catch dies show at 5 that might calm me a little

Love to all xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

I love this mini striplet.

Love
Roz.x

sharon casey said...

Another Beautiful card as always Sue thank you
Sharon
xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dear Friend Sue,
First Of All Fantastic Shows On Hochanda You Were Truly Tremendous Sharing All
Your Fantastic Tips And Techniques, And You Explain Everything So Very Well For Us I'm
Looking Forward To Today's Show's I'm Taping Them All For Future Reference......
Now To Today's Absolutely Truly Tremendous, Outstanding, Very Beautiful Card I Love Every Thing About
It.....
Its Extremely Exquisite Rich And Stunning I'm Thrilled You Decided To Show This Particular Die As I Really
Must Say Its A Favourite Of Mine "The Angel Mini Strip" I Love The Star Swirls Embossing Folder
That You've Used, Also The Fabulous Crystal Technique Its One Very Beautiful Outstanding Card
Thank You So Much For Sharing I Would Love To See This Card Been Made On A Video.
Sue Thank You For A Wonderful Card And The Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do....
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Steph Take Care....

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Simple but absolutely gorgeous!...love the colours you used behind the angel...

Izzy

Rose in Chester said...

Oh WOW Sue,
what a fantastic backdrop to the angel - I can see Heaven!
Beautiful card and looking forward to your 2 hr show. You'll have a blast I'm sure.
Hugs, Rose

Jane Franklin said...

Such a simple but effective card Sue. Loving the technique you've mentioned.
Looking forward to the show this p.m. Best wishes jxxx

Utopiablue said...

Fabulous card x

hettygarlick said...

What a beautiful card! Really love it. I'm never sure what to do with a striplet like that. Last year I had the Wise Men one, but only put it on small narrow cards - this is a much better idea. Your shows yesterday were great. I enjoyed them so much. Will be watching again today!

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card. Love the background colours. Recording your show again today and will look forward to catching up on them over the weekend. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

sued99 said...

Great card. Haven't managed to watch yesterday's show yet and recorder is set for today and tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is just an amazing card. I love the idea of using the vellum for the background and the colours you have chosen are very striking. You have such incredible ideas Sue and I'm looking forward to watching more of them on Hochanda today. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card and die. Enjoyed the show yesterday it's so nice to have 2 hours.
Lydia
X

hollyberry said...

Really beautiful card. Love the colours behind the angel.

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card again today Sue. Your caught in crystal looks great in those colours.

Really enjoyed the show yesterday. I thought I heard you say that flake and glitter glue doesn't dry on cut and dry foam. Maybe I heard it wrong. Thankfully I recorded the show so I will sit and watch it to find out if my ears were deceiving me LOL.

I haven't tried Creative expressions flake and glitter glue but as I watched the show, it got me wondering what else this glue is capable of.

Have a lovely Friday everyone.

Annie P
xxx

Clare Powell said...

Lovely card, love the background behind the angel. Looking forward to watching your shows later x

sandy acland said...

A stunning card!!!

Sandy (tort)

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue
Yet another stunning card the colours behind show the Angel striplet beautifully. I had dcided
not to buy this die as budget very over stretched, but may have to rethink. The use of vellum such a good idea would never have thought of it myself.
Best wishes to all
Hilary

Gillyflower said...

Hi Sue - a very beautiful card today! I missed your show yesterday and forgot to record it, but I shall watch it on Hochanda catch-up. See you later on tv today - hugs Gilly x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, a beautiful card I love that rich red behind the diecut it really makes it pop of the card. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Will watch again today..love these shows for all the tips and inspiration!
I really like the card you have used today Sue!
Steph, I hope your breathing improves, not a nice feeling and so frightening!
Tracy lets hope the phone turns up such a worry!
Love Marg

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a glorious card today, the acetate panel behind the Angel is stunning. What a good idea using the velum yo soften embossing. I loved your show yesterday, had to meet a friend half way through but catch up is so easy isn't it. Must record today's just in case! As Denise said, your top was really pretty. Have a lovely day.
Love Diane G xxx

Tina what a lovely picture you gave us of you both smiling at the new baby, I'm sure you will see your granddaughter soon xxx
Elaine sending you a hug, hope the boys are progressing well xxx
Tracey oh I feel for you sweetheart, your heart must be breaking and you must remember you are still recovering yourself. I hope dad gets home to you safe and sound. Now most solicitors will help you with power of attorney and should visit you at home so dad doesn't have to visit them. It's a good idea to get it set up whist he is still with it and will take the stress off you when sorting things out for dad. Make sure he's got a will in place too otherwise that will be another nightmare. Sending you a big hug and one for dad too xxxx

Jayne S said...

Simply beautiful

Scottydog said...

What a stunning card - the background looks so opulent, I haven't tried this technique but I think it will also look beautiful with gilding flakes for the background. However there is just one problem - I didn't have this die on my wish list - I do now! Lol!

joyceone said...

Hi Sue, What a fantastic card. just love it. Now I need to buy the inks. Watched your shows yesterday and I already use the gilding flakes. They are just so effective. Makes a card look really expensive with very little effort.

SueJ said...

Oh WOW love this card, great technique and very effective.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
This card is simple yet so effective. I love it.
Regards,
Evis M.

doreenj said...


Every time I see a demo, I want the die!! Guess what?? This is another I want!!




Doreen x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card looks simple but very effective,
Best wishes
Karen M

gwen70 said...

Stunning Sue, love the card and the die

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous card
Carol quinn

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card I love the striplet background, stunning.
Beverley W

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card and the colouring behind your angel is stunning and lights up your card. SueL x

rolfi said...

Hello Sue,
beautiful card...
The angels background is fantastic.
Rolf xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card I did a lot like this last year with the other striplets just think they are so classy. love Jean Z xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card, so simple but stunning!
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Stunning card, so elegant! The new angel is a delight!

Bente SΓΈrflaten said...

Wonderful card, I love this Christmas striplet :))
A lovely background you have created for the striplet!

Crafty Cruiser said...

A lovely striplet beautiful showcased in this card.
Doreen R

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & Friends.
WOW WOW ILove love this card your Striplet is gorgeous especially with the amazing background.
Sue your Hochanda shows yesterday were great & looking forward to today's shows.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy hope your dad settaling in goes well . I hope you sort everything out for your power attorney you must be able to find a solicitor that will do a home vist. Please look after yourself too as your still recovering yourself my lovely friend Speical Hug's for you & your lovely Dad.Love Lynda xx

Tina glad Mike was able to eat a little & how lovely meeting his grandchild for the first time Hug's xx

Wheelybad Big Hug's & Cuddles for Billy xxx

Hug's for for all in pain or just need a Hug plenty to go round xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and the caught in crystal background is lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed your show yesterday and will be tuned in later.
Maureen I did miss you and sorry you weren't too well hope you're feeling better now
Norah forgot to say sounds like the wedding went well and you should be so proud of all your family
Special hugs for Tracy and her dad, Nanna Tina and Mick and Elaine and her boys

You really are all a very kind and caring group, wish I could send you all a bouquet of flowers πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’
Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card to showcase a lovely striplet and the caught in crystal technique shows off the angel to perfection. I enjoyed your shows yesterday, so many gorgeous samples and I like the look of the metallic links, will have to see who is stocking them.

Tracy - hope your dad settles down when he gets to your house but don't be surprised if he frets a bit. Diane G has advised exactly what I was going to and it should help with all sorts of things. Hugs for you both and not forgetting your hubby who is supporting you.

Frances

hotpotato said...

Beautiful card Sue. Sadly won't be able to watch your shows today as off on a night shift but will record them and watch them later. x

Paula said...

A most unusual card today Sue, I love it and think it's within my powers to make a similar one just like it! :) Love the dies, the striplets have always been a favourite of mine.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely card and the caught in crystal technique is perfect for this.
Thanks You
Sue Mac

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so simple and very meaningful love it.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Suebak said...

Stunningly effective in its simplicity.

Susan x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue adn the wilsonettes,
Sue this card reminds me of a volcano or what they show us is hell which i'm not sure i like that poor wee angel rising out of that lot, her wings will get scorched. I love the wee striplet its just my imagination runs riot as you know and i don't know that i like the picture that it is making me see at the moment. Now the other way to look at it is the angel is rising from the fires of hell showing us all that there is hope so maybe a good card for a religious person. I hope that you will have a wonderful day on Hochanda Sue, have fun flower.
Hugs to Tracy & her Dad, Tina & Mick, Elaine with both Darren and Andrew in hospital i think you need them flower, and wee Sarah who could really do with some to perk her up. To everyone else that needs, could do with or just wants a hug, it is yours
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Bejay Roles said...

Morning Sue,
Today's card is wonderfully simple...and simply wonderful.
Bejay xx

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, that is an amazing card! I love the striplet, and will definitely be adding that to my stash! It will be well-used on my Christmas cards! Jo xx

Suemac said...

A Stunning card

craftynanna said...

WOW WOW Sue this is so gorgeous, it's brilliant that John has used the same Die today as well, it gives us two versions of the same card, I asked John if I could copy his so I am asking you if I can copy yours as well
Hope everyone is coping as best as they can, my love and hugs to all our poorly friends thinking of you Johanna

craftynanna said...

WOW WOW Sue this is so gorgeous, it's brilliant that John has used the same Die today as well, it gives us two versions of the same card, I asked John if I could copy his so I am asking you if I can copy yours as well
Hope everyone is coping as best as they can, my love and hugs to all our poorly friends thinking of you Johanna

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely to see how this one can be used.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely to see how this one can be used.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A simple card, but so beautiful and striking. Love the colours behind the lovely angel.

Looking forward to more of your demos and samples on Hochanda today.

Love Helen xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Gorgeous colours and very traditional with the angel.

June Smith said...

Afternoon Sue and all Wilsonettes, well I have just arrived home, thank goodness I can now access all my blog friends and emails etc.

I am loving the Angel striplet, really beautiful creation.

Sending healing hugs to:
Elaine and Andrew, enjoy both the boys.
Tina Mick and your grandsons, what a wonderful treat that is.
Pat and Sarah, thinking of you both.
Special thoughts to Tracey and your Dad, hopefully they have managed his medicines now.

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

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card....and such a striking die!!!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Utopiablue said...

Fabulous card x

Marty Fishman said...

Beautiful - love this!!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful...I love the alcohol inks.

My friend came over to craft yesterday and we did some projects with the gilding flakes....omg, so much fun....we had flakes everywhere but we didn't care....our projects turned out so pretty.

Jan D., Florida, USA

Vie Carter said...

a very stylised card, just love it

Vie
x

Aspiring crafter said...

Truly lovely Sue , I am so glad you have shown this die in action ,
Thank you ,
XxxRuth

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
The Angel striplet is gorgeous, the card is beautiful and your on Hochanda today ........ Perfect!
Hugs x
Heather T

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

This is such a serene creation today

Have a great weekend, looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda

June x

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,
i do like the striplet but I would put blue behind it I think.

Love and hugs
Meg
xxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Would look lovely on a DL as well. xx

Nana on the Hill said...

What a lovely card, really clean & classy.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x the striplet looks lovely and a fantastic background x love how you have put belk over the embossing it really does soften it x thankyou sue once again for your inspiration x
Thinking of all the wilsonettes , their loved ones and four paws and sending hugs x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, so elegant in it's simplicity - having just seen another card using this striplet but with a humongous bow which detracts greatly from the beautiful die! ;)

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue

gr karin van eijk

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue today's card is beautiful I love the colourful background

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. The background to the Illuminated Angel is stunning, it is lovely to see what it looks like cut. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Suzzette Yandle said...

Stunning Christmas card today. Your techniques sound complicated. Please do a video to show how you made this card. I enjoyed watching your shows on hochanda yesterday. I will also watch today.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A lovely classic imaged Christmas card - just beautiful considering not usually my thing....

IVY Cheong said...

Beautiful card. Alarm set for 5 pm to watch you, Ivy C x

Jean said...

Amazing details!

DeeDee7770 said...

How beautiful! I love the stained glass loo, it's a show stopper. Absolutely gorgeous card Sue.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. When I first saw this die I thought it was OK, but now that I have seen what you can do with it I am completely sold. It looks stunning with the stained glass effect behind it.

Lisbeth

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This card is just beautiful. I am just back from the NEC in Birmingham it was manic far to many people but I managed to get 6 of your dies including your Christmas dies but I didn't get this one and now I wished I had. Tracey glad to hear your dad is coming home so you can spend more time with him I hope you can sort his phone out soon. Pat I hope Sarah had a lovely day at school surrounded by her friends.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

I love the effect you have created here, this would make a perfect Christmas card.

Love Brenda XXX

barbara macaskill said...

Spectacular!! I adore how you did the background behind the angel!!! I am definitely adding this to my collection of Sue Wilson dies!!! LOVELOVELOVE!

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Just settling down to watch you shows.
Regards
Dorianne

Narrowboat girl said...

A striking card Sue. Are you & John twins cos he has also used the angel striplet today

Janet Wilson said...

Super card, fab acetate background.

Patricia Howarth said...

Ohhhh Sue !! This card is stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to seeing other ideas with this die
WakeyL

Jackie Durrant said...

Really like this angel striplet Sue and what you done in your card is great love from Jackie xx

Susan White said...

So simple, but so effective - I really like this card. Hope your shows have gone well today - not had time to watch, but hope to see some on the catch up channel. Susan x

liz spooner said...

Have enjoyed watching your shows Sue/ and this striplet is stunning.xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A bit late - I do hope your Shows have gone well! Will catch up , I promise!!
Today's card - quite lovely! Thank you! Xxx

karenlotty said...

Totally awesome card The background for the Striplet is beautiful I can see it working with the wise men Striplet from last year. I'm beginning to like angels (your angels) as for personal reasons I've found angels hard to acknowledge

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Absolutely stunning

Pauline A said...

I love this angel striplet and will be adding this to my collection of your angels. Even my better half commented "I really like this one; buy it". Just as well because I was going to, anyway. Just waiting to see if he'll be as eager to give me the money for it!!. Hugs xx P Austen


Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
So lovely having you back on our screens and it is a joy to have double bills, great card x x x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning. This mini striplet was one of my favourites from the new collection. I loved the wise men last year too. I think it will have to be added to my collection. Love and hugs to everyone, Alison xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sure this is a stunning card, i love the rich colours you have
chosen.
I am off to catch up with the shows now, i am sure they are fab as they always are.

dragonswing said...

Such a beautiful die!! I am so disappointed that I can not find it for sale in the United States. Even Amazon.com didn't list it when I searched for it. I am afraid the postage costs from England would be cost prohibitive.

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone.
Love your mini striplet Angel and the background for
her/him is lovely. Will have to Catch-up on your shows,
haven't been able to watch or record.

Tracy- you have got some good advise from your friends
here and hope you and your dad have some quality time
together. Make sure to take it easy, hugs to you both x
Elaine- two boy's in different hospitals, hope they
both will be alright, you take care x
Tina and Mick- how lovely to see one of the little ones,
they can really melt your heart, sending you both hugs x
Sarah can show us a thing or two, what have I to complain
about. Hope her first day back was good for her x
Lorraine- no verbal match between you and Yvonne yet,
come on girls you can do it x

Sending all who need one a huge warm hug,
take care everyone.
hugs Maria x

ursula said...

A truly amazing card Sue, I just love that simple placed strip kept on the one side, the background too makes it stand out...one of my favourite backgrounds at the moment....luv Ursula xxx

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card, and I love the mini striplet die.
With best wishes
Elaine Ann

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Have recorded your shows and will watch later.

Barbara Phillips

Theresa Pace said...

great show today. managed to watch most of it, hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A clean & simple card, with a background that adds to the classy finish, thankyou for your clever ideas
Marlene O xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Today's card is beautiful !!! I love your caught in crystal technique. It looks great !!! Your new Angel striplet is really lovely, but my favourite of these dies is your "Christmas Blessings" word die. It is a brilliant Christmas sentiment and I love the mix of fonts you have used to. Your double bill show today on Hochanda was wonderful. I enjoyed every minute. I could not even wait until you came back from your break !!! I loved all your dies and card samples, and your demos were fab Sue !!! Thank you for sharing today's beautiful card, and for all your hard work today on Hochanda. You were great !!! I can't wait to see your show tomorrow. Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. Really enjoying your shows on Hochanda. Take care. x

DeCor said...

What a beautiful striplet. Another stunning card Sue. Have a wonderful weekend

DeCor said...

What a beautiful striplet. Another stunning card Sue. Have a wonderful weekend

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
What a truly radiant and sumptuous card you have delighted us with today. It is so opulent and beautiful. Wow - not much more I can say but I hope I have made it very clear that I love this card x
And now let's talk about your starring role which was once again a-may-zing. I did make it quite clear earlier this week on the blog that I am a huge fan of the shadow box concept. It was absolutely fascinating watching the master at work just scratching the surface of what can be done with these ingenious additions to your range x
And as for the pixie powders - oh my goodness - breathtaking. I can only begin to imagine the potential of these little bottles of delight - more demos please x
And we have you back again tomorrow - what joy x
Lousy weather here today. Windy, grey skies and lots of rain - shouldn't be surprised really - it is Wimbledon fortnight. It was bright sunshine between 5 and 7 as Sue lit up on screens x
Maria - what is it with you sadistic Wilsonette's??!! Are you not just happy that Laine and I are gracing the blog with our presence? I am a little worried that you may be organising a boxing ring for Ally Pally so that Laine and I can be the entertainment. Is our bickering really that entertaining? I always wonder if maybe we take things too far - would hate to cause offence or upset anyone. Obviously you prefer it when I release my inner b***h. She is having a little rest but I know she will struggle to stay down for long. You are so bad. Lol x
Lorraine - huggles to you my friend. Migraines are such a bummer. Hope you are OK x
Nanna Tina - it must have been so wonderful to see Mick with Ashton. When will Riley- Mae be visiting? Hugs x
Tracy - it's one thing after another. Hope no more mishaps today and things ran as smoothly as they could. Hugs x
Laine - where are you hiding? It would appear that there are certain strange individuals on this blog find comfort in our loathing of each other. Can't understand why this would cause such amusement can you? Let's lull them into a false sense of security just cos we can, lol. You have been absent for 2 days now - hope you are OK. Speak to you soon hun x
Bedtime soon. One more Sue performance to look forward to then thank goodness she will be back very soon. I bet there are a few bank balances suffering at the moment.
Apologies to anyone who is bored by my lack of ranting but once in a while I do try and be nice!! (Sorry Marie and Theresa) x
Hugs and happy thoughts to all
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Eunice said...

Stupendous card Sue. Love how you did the color backing the angel!!!!!

Arlyn O'Neill said...

Fabulous card one of my new dies that I've been playing with. It's beautiful for Christmas. Arlyn, Dublin

Lorraine Freeman said...

Just a quick comment to say how much I love today's card. Nothing to fault on it, thanks.
Will have a catch up tomorrow, today has not been good.
Sending love n hugs to all xxx

Anne Prescott said...

Really stunning card Sue, think I need this die !!! Anne x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card, this is a great striplet,
Di B,x

freedom99 said...



Hi sue totally loving all the hochanda shows I've recorders them all for inspiration and hopefully there will be a set of dies left by morning.

I would love to add a set to my collection as I've got quite a few and still need more. Looking an electric machine so I can actually cut them as I can't right now and I'm itching to get making something.

All the best Pauline (freedom99)

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. Love the way you have used the vellum over the embossed background.

Nanna Tina, good to hear that Mick is eating a little better. Congratulations on the births of your two new grandchildren.
Tracy, hope your Dad is safely home with you and that you can sort the problem with his phone. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Elaine, hope your sons are on the mend.
Dragonswing, try the Joanna Sheen website for free postage worldwide on orders over £9.
Take care everyone.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, fab card, well not been well so I'm catching up on your die's,
And watching you on TV and it's lovely, loving the die's and loving the show,
That's my money gone lol crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
I must say when I saw this die on your launch I was not sure how it would look
But your card shows it off perfectly I am still in aww of your inspiration
I love it a sue
Hugs to all that may need one
Theresa G

Laura O' Connor said...

lovely die and the vivid colour behind it is stunning ,Laura O

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
I hope you are having a well earned rest after your hectic schedule over the last week.
It is a shame it's over but we will allow you a little interlude until you are back with us again x
Gorgeously lavish card today. Gilding flakes are so special and make for such luxurious looking cards x
I must make more use of the ones I have in my massively increasing stash of unused crafty stuff. There is quite a lot in that stash and I am sure I am not the only one who owns a collection of purchases that you thought you would use all the time. Please tell me I'm not the only one x
So who bought what when Sue was on Hochanda? I treated myself to the Belgian collection on Thursday and just had to have the pixie powders. How cool are those sparkly twinkly gorgeously glittery powders? Was anyone else tempted?
Congratulations Betty on your win x
Barbara - I hope your journey wasn't too bad today x
Elaine - bet you don't know if you're coming or going. Hugs x
Pat - Sue had to give a little giggle yesterday, which was code for yes, absolutely, Yvonne is my favourite x
Tracy - my heart goes out to you. Sending you lots of love. It's so difficult living with the uncertainty of what tomorrow will bring. Take care and we are all here for you. Big hugs for you and yours x
Laine - put your claws away girl. Jealousy is not pretty. If you put all that negative energy into something constructive you might actually achieve something worthwhile. I will look forward to giving you some well needed lessons in being true to oneself. Let it go x
So I am retiring to bed shortly and am going to watch Sue all over again on catch up. The candles are lit and I am in my nice clean pj's after my soak in the bath.
Sending love to absent friends - hope you are all OK x
Night all, sleep tight
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Julie Elli said...

First time that I have noticed the embossed clouds under the Angels feet! It's a beautiful die Sue!!
Big hug
Julie W