Thursday, 25 August 2016

Sparkly Snowflake Card

Hi bloggers!  Another really easy and quick Christmas card.  One to put on the list if you are making batch cards this year too.  I hope you like it!

The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, beautiful.
Tina I'm so sorry Mick is having such a horrible time, you must be so worried and trying to manage on your own, this is when you really need decent care help. Gentle hugs for you both.
Elaine, tell Andrew I've heard all the fishing tales, my late husband and brother used to fish. I'm glad he is enjoying himself though.
Tracey, you and Lynda did have a good session didn't you. There is no way I would let anyone see my craft room, I can hardly get in it.
CE brought back the Tied Together emb folder after lots of customer pressure, hopefully they will with the Blush card.
Hugs to all, especially Yvonne, wheely, Laine and all who are not well.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous holiday card!

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, this is fabulous! So elegant!!

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I am loving this card, I don't have that die but have ordered it, it is one that can be used every year as well as other occasions.

Tina, sorry to hear that Mick is not too good, you must be out of your mind with worry, where are those carer's and care plan when you need them.

Pat I am sorry that Sarah could not have the operation, but let hope that you can get a 2nd opinion from America, fingers crossed.

Elaine and Andrew, well all I can say is that I hope the fish are biting. the crochet flower sounds lovely.

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

Anonymous said...

Nice simple card today Sue as you said good for batch making. Hope CE do bring the blush card back Pam. JJxx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Lovely card and great video. I've only made 1 Christmas card so far. Am going away in the middle of next week so will really have to get cracking after my hols.
D x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card. Will watch video later.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card, very elegant. Marion Sx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very simple card but very elegant at the same time. Yvonne xx

auscrafts said...

Lovely card for today and found time to watch the video this morning

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful elegant card.
Nancyd xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. You mention batch making with this card. Now I'm sitting here with my weird sense of humour thinking of all of us sitting at the longest line of tables attempting the UK record for the most batch made Christmas cards lol. Pam at head of table, starting with the sparkle texture paste and mask, onto the star die,etc, how funny that vision is, can you imagin how many cards would be made considering you have over 100 at least leaving a regular comment every day ! What a record breaking batch making session that would be huh ?
Well Sue, I will leave you with that vision and send you hugs to go with it. Have a great day xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love the card today, very classy and elegant, gives me a kick to start with my festive card. Off to watch the video. have a great day all. Bx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card, I really must get on with my Christmas cards. I had planned to get them all done over the summer holidays but with just over a week left how many have I done? None!!!
Tina, I'm sorry that Mick isn't well and that you're still having problems with the carers.
Steph, that sounds like a great world record! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

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Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
What a lovely card
I would never have thought that you can die cut card that has texture paste on it
Pat x

Netty The Runner said...

Such a lovely card Sue. Thank you again for your wonderful ideas.
Annette x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Simply elegant card. I love it.

Maria Illsley said...

A stunning card Sue the background is lovely and as you say great for batch cards xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much a beautiful card and a great video.
Today it is raining,so a good crafting day, one day I may get back to crafting.
Take care all Kitty.

Crafti Moggie said...

Superb batch card today Sue, I must keep this one in mind when I start to make mine,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW What a simple card but very elegant and classy. Loving the texture paste and snowflake, another of your christmas dies i bought, in fact i think there was only seven of your last christmas die launch that i didnt buy as i thought this launch was your best one yet lol. Thanks for another of your great videos.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A lovely, stylish and modern christmas card in an unusual but striking colour way.
Thank you for the tutorial.x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, great silvery colours and fab background. Haven't yet got down and dirty with texture paste! Thanks for the video.
Hope Mick is improving, Tina, well wishes and also to Tina T's husband, too.
I'm with Pam, Tracy - wouldn't let anyone see my craft room - disaster area! Sounds as though you and Lynda had a grand hour (plus man in pants too as a bonus ha ha.) Only have a PC and basic non-photo mobile phone so think definitely missing out - but no extra time (money or brain room) for more techno stuff anyway, so just as well.
Yvonne G - that's what friends are for, your catch up long overdue. Our treasured friends and family so far away, always feeling badly about not seeing them - brought home as a friend died recently and though we talked frequently, rarely met up. Sometimes tomorrow is not good enough.
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

Debra K. said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christmas card! Love the texture paste spots and the snowflake with the added embellishment looks so beautiful. A fabulous card design Sue. Debra x

Chris Curry said...

A simple elegant card Sue. Really like these dies. Thank you. Xx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely Christmas card today, I have this die but not the mask. Got similar embossing folders so maybe texture paste those.

Regarding my husband Peter, after the scanner fiasco he is in hospital, a Doctor rang yesterday morning to go in ASAP,, he has had a catheter fitted and also a cannula inserted into his kidney via his back this is to relief the pressure on his kidney, nothing done on his prostate as yet!!!!! It was a very long day!!
Thanks for the kind messages crafters.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxxxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue

This is such a useful card to batch make. Fabulous!
Anne M xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, it's gorgeous. It would look good in different colours if you were making a batch of them.


lilian said...

Hi Sue, great Christmas card, love the texture paste, will watch video later as I always get in such a mess.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

dmj said...

This would definitely be a good batch card, not tried paste yet, but seeing this makes me want to have a go!!!!

Doreen x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, great background.
B xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card! I particularly love the texture paste background. For me today's card is simply elegant! My iPad won't let me watch the video for some reason so will try later.
Hugs x
Heather T

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, simple and elegant x

Bente Sørflaten said...

Love the card, so elegant!

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card i really like it , i will watch your video later.

Pam, Andrew says to tell all you lovely ladies that " all his fishing tales are true ones " then he winked at me .
Still not had that phone call , i know Hospital staff all do their best but every step seems to be a long time coming and when its your loved one time is very precious .

Tina T , Peter is now being treated so i hope he feels better soon ,sending you both positive thoughts and all good wishes.

Yesss,,,, my crochet flower was lovely ,i am seriously thinking of making more as they would look lovely on my cards .

Sending big hugs to all
Take care
Elaine H X

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Laura O' Connor said...

great card ,love the video have no Christmas cards made yet always seem to be chasing my tail lately ,Laura O

carol quinn said...

Wow this card really 'live'
Love it

Anne said...

Such a pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous card, will be trying this one out with my snowflake die x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, the texture paste looks great. Really must make some more Christmas cards.

Love Rosemarie X X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty, love the negative snowflake idea

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, and shall be trying something like this as batch making is definitely on the cards.
Hugs, Rose

Rosie said...

Hi Sue, i love your card and yes, you are right it is a very useful card to make a batch off.
Have a lovely day....Love Rosie from Chorley....xxxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Lovely idea for Christmas cards,thanks for video,will have a go at this one.
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Scottydog said...

A very simple (looking) and effective card & as you say Sue ideal for batch making. I had to laugh at Steph's comment about us all on a production line! I love texture paste so an ideal card for me. Thanks for sharing Sue.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is perfect for me as I love playing with masks and texture pastes and as you say this design is great for batch-making too...


marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I have some texture paste so I think I need to have a go !, lol
Off to watch Video first, before I attempt it!
Love to all the bloggers having a tough time at the moment!
Love Marg

sharon casey said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Another stunning card and new techniques for us to try and experiment with thank you again
Have a good day all

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, I Have texture paste I haven't used Yet, must give it a try.
Thank you for your inspiration once again
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A lovely little card today. As you say great for batch making and could be done in different colours too.

Love Helen xxx

Kate's Cards said...


Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, a fabulous simple Xmas card idea for anyone in a hurry. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

SueJ said...

A lovely card Sue, just perfect.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful Christmas card. Lots of seasonal sparkle. Thanks for your video. I will have to play catch up week after next as we are off out again with our touring caravan.

June Horrocks said...

A stunning card sue I love it I'm going to have a go I do batch cards for my charity this will be perfect thank you
Love always. June horrocks xxxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Nice to see ideas for quick and easy cards, especially at Christmas. Lovely. SueL x

Susan Mitchell said...

Oooh I love this one - very Christmassy!

Susan Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire

Annie Pennington said...

Morning all. Sue this card is perfect for batch making. It looks so elegant. I do love a bit of sparkle at Christmas.

Annie P

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous Christmas card such a useful design for making lots of Christmas cards.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

Enjoyed the video and your card is gorgeous, very elegant

June x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card great Christmas cards . love Jean Z xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Just understated beauty, love it. Really must get some texture paste it gives a lovely background.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely clean looking card and very 'on trend' as they say (we just used to say modern lol).

Tina T - so sorry Peter has landed up in hospital but at least some of his problems are being treated now. Thinking of you both.

Steph - can you imagine the noise if there were 100 of us all in a room together talking at nineteen to the dozen?


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is simple and elegant and has inspired me to try the texture paste at last! Many thanks, sending best wishes

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful card today and very instructional video.
Having lunch out with former workmates so will be back in craft room later on to start experimenting.

Gentle healing thoughts, prayers and hugs for all who are ill, in hospital or recovering at home.
Great news Tina T that Peter is in hospital getting treatments sorted out. A gurt big un (hug) for him, a gentle one though. A brilliant decision from that doctor. Angels may not come when you call them, but they'll always be there when you need them.

Elaine H, stay strong. I have said a little prayer for you both that you will hear soon.

P in Wales, agree with your statement, 'sometimes tomorrow is not good enough' as by then it can be too late.
The worst maxim regarding not visiting/phoning/texting or emailing is 'you could have, you should have, but you didn't'. My stepchildren didn't follow these simple rules regarding my soul's other keeper Pete despite us telling them how much we missed their contact, and then it WAS too late for them, he was gone. A hard lesson to learn.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue another beautiful Christmas Card, I don't know how you keep coming up with such beautiful cards. Great informative Video, you always make it look so simple.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty friends.

This has to be one of my favourite dies this year. I love ur card its perfect.

I have made several cards with this die it's perfect for a clean and simple look and a sure fire winner if ur batch making!!

Pam an p in Wales. I can assure u my craft room was pretty messy however it wasn't as bad as it had been. We did have a giggle tho but I've yet to meet a tidy crafter lol.

Lynda b, I wasn't going to mention terry in his pants on the blog but as u brought it up.... Lol it was so funny. It's as if he thought I wouldn't see him if he went fast enough past the iPad!!
I won't forget our first conversation via iPad for sure it's very memorable. I was telling my hubby about it he was laughing just so he doesn't make the same mistake lol xx

To all who needs caring thoughts an hugs I'm here for u returning the favour as all u lovely people have given to me when I needed it thanks so much

Love to all as alwSys xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Dearest Special Friend Sue,
Yet Another Truly Tremendous Video And Very Beautiful Card,
I've Watched The Video Previously On YouTube But It Was Wonderful To Watch
Once Again.
At Present I'm Going Through Watching "2015 Christmas Video's" To Help My Mojo
With The Dies I Purchased Last Year For My Christmas Cards, And To Work Them In With This Year's.
Today's Video You Shared With Us Had Lots Of Wonderful Tips And Techniques, I Love The
Products That You've Used.
The Greetings Of The Season Die, Which I'm Thrilled Julia Watts Managed To Get For Me
As Many Places Were Out Of Stock, I Just E-mailed Her And She Kindly Was Only To Willing To Help Out.
I Love The Bold Snowflake Die, I Haven't Got This Die But I'll Try Something Else.
I Love The Way You Use The Polka Dot Mask And Tremendous Texture Paste.
Sue Today's Card As Always Is Extremely Exquisite Just So Outstanding
Take Great Care My Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue Love And Huge Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes

Paula said...

A quick and easy Christmas card? That's for me then!! Must make sure I 'Pin' it so I can find it easily when I get started making my cards this year! :) It's lovely Sue, I'm off to make a cuppa so I can watch the video in comfort.
Hugs to all in need today,
Paula x

Suebak said...

A really lovely card to come back home to (having had a couple of weeks in Tuscany). Relatively quick and easy too.

Susan x

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
I love sparkle and I love your snowflakes. A perfect festive combination to delight us all Not watched the video yet but I am thinking texture paste x
I am the owner of 3 tubs of texture paste but have only briefly dabbled. At the moment I only have eyes for my beloved pixie powders and I am presuming that the passion may subside from our torrid affair but at the moment we just can't get enough of each other!!
Well can you believe it? Ear!y afternoon and here I am! I am p!eased to say that it is a little cooler today but I am thoroughly drained from 2 days of 33° heat which I did not take pleasure or delight from in the slightest. Activity would be easy and more manageable but I made an executive decision and decided to rest and try and recharge my batteries today and crack on tomorrow as it is going to be a little cooler again.
Besides need to have some reserve energy left this evening as I am participating in another chat with Laine. She needs to book her ticket for her visit. It seems like only yesterday when it was just a suggestion and I invited to come and play but it was ages ago. Life is charging forwards at such a pace I struggle to keep up and catch my breath x
Tracy - any news on your new arrival? The bottles of sparkly miracle magic dust??!! I want you to take a deep breath, embrace your inner pixie and go all Picasso! Let your wild side go girl. Which co!ours did you order? I did laugh to hear your tale of 'Terry's pants'!! Love that. Hugs x
Lynda - can I book an appointment to be entertained by Terry? Who needs Coronation Street. Lol. Hugs x
P and Cheryl - life is so short. My view on what is important has changed so much and I do try not to take things for granted quite so much. My other half was only 49 when he died very suddenly and unexpectedly 5 years ago. Such a shock. Once I managed to accept my new normal and move on my perspective on many things altered. Don't save your best clothes for that special occasion. If you want to clean the bathroom in a cocktail dress, go for it. As far as the cleaning is concerned - it isn't that important. It will still be there tomorrow but if I'm not there tomorrow then it won't be my problem so why waste energy worrying. My mum says that there's no point in buying green bananas. These attitudes may seem quite flippant to some but we do not know what tomorrow holds so you really need to take hold of opportunities with passion and go for it. I juyst wish I had the energy to do anything with passion. Lol. And for the record when you clean in a cocktail dress singing at the top of your voice and dancing is compulsory. Hugs x
Fluffy - the noise that Laine and I make is bad enough. Hugs x
Elaine - you know when Fisher men are lying about their conquests - their lips move! Lol. My son Jake returned on Saturday from a week in France on a fishing holiday. Did not catch a sausage but had a fantastic time - don't get it. BORING! So hope Andrew gets his call very soon. Hugs x
Tina T - big hugs to you both x
Steph - do you think we would get many cards made? I think the conversation fun and frolics may be too much of a distraction. Hugs x
Maria - was feeling rebellious - didn't go on the naughty step. It will be much quieter on the Saturday without Laine. Fingers crossed we can coordinate things better next time. Hugs x
Tina - so sorry things are not so good at the moment. Big hugs to you and Mick x
Pat - hope there is a more positive outcome from this new surgeon. Hugs x
June - I will try and be good. Please don't put me on the naughty step. Besides if I sat down that low for too long I would get stuck. Hugs x
Laine - off to meditate so as to mentally prepare for our catch up later. Hugs x
Sending lots of love to all absent friends.
Take care
Happy thoughts
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Fabulous card for batch making.
Rosemary xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

At first look at today's card, I could not figure out how you got the recessed snowflake in the textured layer. Well, no problem for you Sue. Glad you offered us a video on this technique. I never would have thought to die cut into a textured layer! Sue, you are an amazing woman and crafter and your card is gorgeous.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a very beautiful and elegant christmas card Sue

gr karin van eijk

Nana on the Hill said...

Lovely card Sue, the texture paste is gorgeous, really sets off the snowflake.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Absolutely love this.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Absolutely love this.

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely effective design

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Great card today and fab ideas on the video - thank you.
love to all
Maureen xxx

Theresa said...

Good afternoon Sue and all your crafty crew
What a wonderful card you have provided us with today
it is defiantly one I will be trying out
Not watched the video yet will save that treat gif later
Hugs to all that need one
Love Theresa G xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love this one, so effective. Think I will be copying this one!
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Sorry I am a bit late today. I have just received a rather large order of your this years' Christmas dies and am looking forward to starting to make some Christmas cards with them although it is difficult to get going whilst it is so hot here. Love today's card, so full of sparkle, just the thing for Christmas.


CraftyJo said...

Really lovely :)

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful christmas card sue x fantastic idea to die cut the sparkly piece , would not have thought this possible x thankyou sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Janet Wilson said...

Beautiful sparkly card.

liz spooner said...

Very contemporary looking but I love it.xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I don't batch make cards but try to match the card to the person so all your different samples are a great help. Elaine it's awful that Andrew still hasn't heard from the hospital. Tina at least your doctor is on the ball though it must have been an horrible time for you worrying about Mike. It has been an miserable day in Crewe with rain most of the day. I agree with everyone you never know what life will throw at you I lost two friends in two weeks recently it makes you see things differently.

Theresa Pace said...

oh wow! super elegant card. love it, hugs xx

Dawn Holben said...

This is a simple and beautiful christmas card and just perfect.
I really like the snowflake and the beautiful embellishment.
Another fab video too.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What an elegant card, you really know how to creat stunning cards - each time surprising us with such brilliant creations. Thank you. xxx
Love Brenda xxx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Yup this is a great card for batch making just one problem,
I can't get the paste do what I wan't it to do. Not as bad as
gilding flakes but not far off :-) Might have to get some
tutorials from Julia one day.

Yvonne- we will survive, next time x
Lynda- lucky I'm not the jealous type :-) Lovely you had a long
talk with Tracy. You very brave showing your craft rooms to
eachother. Sending you both some hugs x
Have not slept for three days so feeling zombie like and the hot
and now very muggy weather do not help so I'm
Sending special hugs to all who are in pain, ill or having
an operation and to all carers.
take care all,
Maria x

sued99 said...

I really love this card. Unusual colours for Christmas but still fab! Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful Christmas card. Very elegant and quite easy to make.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonlettes
Lovely card I love using textur past ( & Love Pixie powders too Yvonne)
This card is very elegant & as you say a good for making Batch cards.
I haven't seen the video yet but will look in a moment.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

TRACY I was reading the comments out too Terry he said
OMG 😱 & he was falling about laughing & blushing. 😡 At the same time
He said next time we Face Time he promised he will have his trousers on.haha glad that cheared you up.:-))
Have a good day tomorrow my friend love Lynda xxx

Tina sending you & Mick such a worring time for you both Gental Hug's xx
Elaine pleased Andrew is enjoying his fishing Hug's for you both xx
Pat L sorry SARAH couldent have her opperation sending gental Hug's xx
TIna T big Hug's for you both coming your way xx
Wheelybad how are you my friend hope your ok Hug's & Cuddles for Billy🐶 little Paw hug's from Bambi xxx

Hug's for everyone & my lovely friends xxxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Pam my craft room is defently not tidy Hug's xxx

Vie Carter said...

Nice card


ursula said...

This is so so beautiful, love the background...luv Ursula xx

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. I especially like the way you have cut the die into the texture pasted card and shown the embossing powder beneath. The Polar White is a great colour isn't it? I have used an awful lot of texture paste this week and this colour and the icicle blue are two of my favourites for Christmas cards.


Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. Thanks for sharing.
Steph.....your post made me chuckle! I can just picture this long table, bedecked with all manner of crafty goodies, with Pam at one end and yourself at the other, all the rest of us in between making batch Xmas cards! Genius! Maybe Sue could keep us all supplied with coffee to keep us going!

Eunice said...

Sue, such a beautiful card!! As you said what a wonderful batch card. Love the silver embossing powder, gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful card.

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue. Really must try texture paste.thank you for sharing.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card and a great video. I do like the effect of the texture paste.
Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Tina what a shame Mick is suffering, I really hope the careers get sorted soon and Mick improves again xxx
Tina thank goodness your husband is receiving some help, hopefully the prostrate treatment will start soon xxx
Tracey sounds like you had a good laugh xxx
Elaine what a good idea using the flowers on cards. Xxx

DeCor said...

Great card Sue. Love the background.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card today.

Pauline Mycock said...

Such a beautiful elegant card

Susan White said...

Love this card, Sue and it would be great to mass produce for Christmas. X

Pussycats said...

Stunning cards. The back ground is amazing with the texture paste which I must have a go. Wendy

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful and contemporary in its simplistic appearance - right up my street - just love it.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, sorry not commented, but been too ill,
just want you to no I always go back and look at your art work,
I love all your cards and I copy most of them lol,
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
This card had a lovely contemporary feel to it fab X X X