Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Bold Christmas Framed Card


Hello bloggers!  Back to Christmas for a bit now!  The Poinsettia Frame makes a beautiful bold framed card for your festive needs.  The video walks you through the steps, it is so easy.

The winner of the Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway is:

Margaret Rogers!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.









The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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154 comments:

Pam Hartlepool said...

Beautiful card Sue. What a wonderful launch run we have had with you, it was fun.
Congratulations Margaret.
Been a few days, Elsine how is Andrew, has treatment started.
Tina, hope Mick is feeling a bit stronger.
Tina and Peter, hope all is going well.
Wheely, how are you doing.
Tracey, glad the trip went well.
Hugs to all on the blog.

Crafti Moggie said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today. So dramatic and elegant.

What a marathon with the new collection, love the new dies.

Thank you so much,

Pearl xx

Pussycats said...

Beautiful card Sue as always.. Love all the finishing details and the back ground created with the Merry christmas strip.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a different kind of Christmas card today very elegant.
Congratulations to Margaret well done.
Nancyd xx

Marion Bull said...

Lovely card Sue! Its been a great week for inspiration!

Maggie B xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Exquisite card, the poinsettias look so regal in the gold & black. Thanks for your great launch of new dies. Congratulations to Margaret. Yvonne xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, beautiful card today, will watch the video later this evening as I am just going out the door, got Twin Research all day today.

Congrats to Margaret

Hugs to everyone

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

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
What an elegant card with such beautiful colours. I must try a version of this myself
Pat x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very elegant card today, will save the video for after work. Thanks again for a wonderful launch with so many beautiful cards. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

auscrafts said...

Will have to watch the video later,lovely card

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW What a gorgeous card, very dramatic in its colours but an elegant looking card. Well what a busy few days we have all had but its been great fun looking at all your new dies and stunning creations. I have to admit its the first thing i do on a morning after making my first cup of tea it just sets me up for the day to see what you have created for us crafters to try. Wish i had half your talent, imagination and ideas. Thanks for the last few days Sue. Congratulations to Margaret on your beautiful win.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card, will catch the video later , work calls.
Annette The Mad Cat Lady x

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, this Christmas card is really striking with the gold, black and white colour combo, and the video is great. Well done Margaret. Have a great day all. Bx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Well back to reality today with an amazing Christmas card, black and gold is is lovely combination.
Thank you Sue for giving us some amazing and cleverly used dies during your launch of the latest collections!!!!!!
Congratulations to the card winner!!!!
Well Peter has still not heard from the Hospital as to what treatment he requires.
Love and crafty hugs,
Tina T xxxx 💐💐💐💐💐

Karen Drew said...

Beautifully elegant. Loved the new die launch. Loads of inspiration
Luv
Karen xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Wow what a wonderful few days we have had with the launch now this elegant card to follow, Gorgeous.
Thank you once again.
Jan x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful, rich and opulent card that would make the recipient feel very special.x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. So dramatic and opulent. Love it.

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card Sue! Lovely colour combination and design. Thanks for the launch of your new dies and the chance to win some :). Debra x

Linda Graham said...

Elegant card in the black and gold,love the frame die and the`negative`words from the merry Christmas,makes great background,it has been great to see your new collection and your beautiful creations,thank you,Linda x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Due. Phew what a wonderful few days you gave us. Your new collections are adorable congratulations. It's always hard to get back to our routine after clock watching, the first day we forget to click watch ready for your next new showcase, then we get with it, then it becomes a normal daily routine to log in 5 times a day, then wallop its all over ! The only way I can compare you with us is that when we make our first card we're so chuffed and think it's great, our skills grow so our work gets better with each new month. We then find the tools we love, work with them and low and behold our work just gets better and better. Then we come across that very first handmade card and oh my Lord, what in earth was we thinking lol we laugh till our ribs ache at how bad it was and how proud we were at the time ! As Particraft participants we have watched you grow as a designer, from that very first French/Spanish/Italian set to now, with the New Additions, all the important Noble dies, you know what is needed as a crafter and it's thanks to you, sharing your knowledge of crafting, the help you give us, that throughout the year's you have made us better crafters, we can see where we go wrong and fix it, we know what we need but you know first so the tools are there. Our improvement is down to your skills, knowledge that you share, and to be honest, we couldn't have a better mentor than you, so it's great for us too to see you and your designs grow and get better each year, it seems we're all growing together. So thank you for a wonderful exciting few days, certainly had my adrenaline pumping when I saw the baby collection lol, so now you know my favourites 😊
Onto today's card, it's really pretty, I think I've used up all of my complimentary words over the past 7 days lol they need to build up again slowly but surely, so I will watch the video later when I can concentrate and look forward to it.
I will send my usual hugs for the day to you Sue, and congratulate Margaret on her happy acheivement.
Well done Sue. Nerves all gone now lol ? xxx

hollyberry said...

Really elegant card today,love the colours.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
You never cease to amaze me with the designing of your dies you think of every detail that will help us make fabulous cards. We are always able to use our dies in more ways than one so we certainly get value for our money. Today's card is beautiful, I love how we are able to make beautiful layers without any effort. The video breaks it down into very easy steps thanks for showing us how. Like many others I thoroughly enjoyed the past few days I loved every card and die you must be thrilled at how your launch went.
Hugs x
Heather T

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

PharmacyMichele said...

WOW-what a gorgeous Christmas card.

Michele

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design. The dies are amazing. Congratulations to the winner. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great Christmas card Sue.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Love the background. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations to Margaret.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely Christmas card Sue.
Jan
Northampton

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful Christmas card today, love the black and gold and of course the poinsettias.
The video again takes us all step by step and makes it so easy, thank you.
Congratulations Margaret, enjoy your very own Sue original.
Loved the release, so many decisions to make - want them all lol !!!
hugs
Muriel x

Glennis said...

Gorgeous I love the colour combo

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue. Thank you for the tips with the striplet die and the sentiment, I hope I remember them when needed. Xx

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card Sue. I love the colour combination. Will watch the video a little later in the day.

Annie P

xxx

lilian said...


Hi Sue, love the design of this card, very elegant, would be lovely in other colours too I feel (don't do black )
Will catch up with video in a few days after my cousins goes home.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, what a whirlwind the last few days have been!!! I agree with Stephanie
What would we do without you!!!
Will watch video later off to work!!!
Congratulations to Margaret!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, back to normal today. Loved the launch. Today's card is great. The colours are really nice.

Love Rosemarie X X

Crafting Queen said...

Really striking card, really like the colour combo.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card . love Jean Z xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Very elegant card, love these striking colours xx

Anne said...

A lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

DeCor said...

Congrats Margaret it will be a wonderful adornament and inspiration! Sue love how you used the Merry Christmas die in the background. It's a great card. Love all the new collection. You're amazing how you keep coming up with such wonderful designs. Thank you again

DeCor said...

Congrats Margaret it will be a wonderful adornament and inspiration! Sue love how you used the Merry Christmas die in the background. It's a great card. Love all the new collection. You're amazing how you keep coming up with such wonderful designs. Thank you again

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, I thought that today would be a bit of an anti climax after the end of the blog launch, but no you have given us a beautiful Christmas Card and a really instructive video- what more can we ask for.
Wendyx

Kate's Cards said...

Very bold! xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Great video. Such a classy card. Really must start making some Christmas cards.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous Christmas card. I love it :-) Congratulations to Margaret. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Suemac said...

A classy Christmas card, what an exciting few days.

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue, enjoyed the video thanks .Love the card it is fabulous .Conrats to Margaret . Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Jane Franklin said...

What a wonderful few days with another amazing launch, and todays card is no exception its very elegant. I agree with Steph you bring out the best in us with your help and inspiration.
Looking forward to Ally Pally this Sunday courtesy of 'him indoors'.
Congrats to Wednesday winner. Luv jxxx

karenlotty said...

Stunning card Will watch video later after work
Just wanted to reiterate how much I have njoyed looking at your new collections - you should see my list for AP! When feeing a bit down it was great to have parts of the day to look forward to and every set is stunning

marg said...

Hello Sue
Back to normal after the wonderful show of wonderful Dies...thank you Sue!
Nice to see the Gold today, must look at Video to see how its done!
Congratulations to Margaret.
Love Marg

Dragonsnap2 said...

Gorgeous card to follow the die release. Fabulous. I think you deserve a well earned rest now Sue.
Congratulations to Margaret.
Our last morning in France, we return home later this afternoon.
D x

sandy acland said...

A lovely card:0)

Sandy (tort)

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, that is just a gorgeous Xmas card and it looks so classy. Thank you so much for all the hard work you have done for the new die release. Now you deserve a bit of rest before the weekend at Ally Pally. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

val jones said...

Beautiful Christmas card Sue.
Love Val in Spain xxx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love this beauty it's stunning the dies black and gold wow !!!!! Thank you for all the beautiful cards you have shown us in the showcase. Love always June Horrocks. Congrats to Margaret xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Very elegant card.

dj from kettering said...



What a lovely last few days we've had, and now we a gorgeous Christmas card to see!!

I can see this with all sorts of sentiments on it, covering all occasions,



Doreen x

SueJ said...

Love this card and the elements you have used.

Well done Margaret, enjoy your card.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, a beautiful elegant Christmas card, love it. Congratulations to Margaret.
Marion S x

Wendy L said...

Beautiful card Sue, will have to watch video later as shopping and packing ready for my trip to AP. See you there, xxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. Very elegant with the gold and black. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely Christmas card would be great for my Hubby ,he don't do fussy n frilly.
I hope my laptop will allow me to watch your Video ? it is giving me a hard time at the moment.

Andrew is Phoning the Hospital today as he has heard nothing regarding his treatment date.
I am frightened my laptop will crash so keeping it brief
Sending big hugs to all
Take care
Elaine

PS hoping to get lappy sorted today so if im not about for the next few days you know it is serious .

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a fabulous Christmas card, so rich and elegant. Will enjoy watching the video later today to see how you've achieved this. It's been so much fun seeing so many samples of your new dies every day and you must have worked so hard to achieve this, and now you have a very busy weekend at Ally Pally - hope you will be taking a well-earned rest afterwards. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this is a very elegant card I do like black and gold together it makes the card look classy and I like the merry Christmas die in the background
Kathy B x

nattyboots said...

Just back to say well done to Margaret , enjoy !.
Elaine H X

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card. Love poinsettias

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous elegant card, Sue, love the colours, composition and especially the poinsettia tag. All just lovely. Thanks as ever for the video.
Good to see you'll be on Hochanda on Saturday - hope you get an audience and we see a few Wilsonettes! Please wave everyone. At least PP Yvonne can't hog the limelight lol as the duo won't be there until Sunday!!
Well done to Margaret on the card win.
Phew, back to normal now, it's been a great few days.

'P' in Wales

Scottydog said...

Lovely card, looks as if it will be a good batch card? Will watch the video shortly. Well the big event is all over & what are we left with?. Wonderful memories of some fabulous cards & a shopping list as long as your arm! I can hear the tills at Ally Pally ringing already, & how on earth do I prioritise when I want, no, NEED all of them! Well at least the Christmas list is sorted! Lol! Thank you so much Sue for all your inspiration.

Congratulations Margaret.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a classy Christmas card!...love how you've put all the elements together, it all works to give a really striking card that will stand out on the mantelpiece with it's elegant colour scheme - and of course it' the perfect antidote to the "feeding frenzy" over the past few days, sharks in the water are as nothing compared to a horde of Wilsonettes during a die launch!!...lol

Congratulations to Margaret, enjoy your win...

Izzy

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Love this really elegant card and the video is so helpful in showing how you achieve it, congratulations to Margaret on winning the Wednesday card.
Thanks for all the great inspiration,
Heather

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. This die really does make a striking Christmas card. I would have to say that I really like the word die in the background. This one is already on my wish list.

Lisbeth

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue what a lovely start to a new week a very elegant Christmas card! Thank you again for your inspirational new die launch it was exciting logging on five times each day to see your next instalment of loveliness I'm going to miss that today Hope you are able to get some relaxation today Sue you really deserve it!
Congratulations to Margaret

gwen70 said...

Adore this card Sue, so beautiful

IVY Cheong said...

Looks so beautiful cannot wait to watch the video after work! Ivy C x

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card Sue made easy by you. Thanks for the video and inspiration. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
The card looks so elegant sue x the poinsettia frame has some beautiful detail x look forward to watching the video later after my jobs are done x
Thankyou again sue for another fantastic launch and my family would like to give you a big thankyou too as you have made it so easy for them as regards to what to buy for birthdays , christmas anniversary ,etc.x
Congratulations margaret x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

carol quinn said...

Awesome card

Congratulations Margaret on Your win

Carol

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous opulent card today.

Thanks for all your hard work. You're amazingly talented.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Leanne said...

Fabulous card!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, really enjoyed the video, thank you.
Lydia
X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful elegant Christmas card and great video too. Thank you again for the amazing past 5 days, loved every card and the new dies are fabulous, you must be so pleased
I had a lovely birthday yesterday, five of your new dies plus the original stitched frame lattice and lots of other non-craft goodies and I made my first baby card. My brother texted me this morning to say the arrival of their first grandchild will be sometime today so now I have the tools to make a beautiful card for the new grandparents and parents.
Maureen Killen, hope the cataract operation has been successful and see you back here soon
Tracy glad you had a lovely visit to N. Ireland apart from the sprained ankle and when you're coming back let me know and we could try to meet up
Wheelybad missing you and hope you're ok

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Yvonne19856 said...

Great card Sue and the video is so easy to follow. The colours are very classic too. Love it. Xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Sue,
Such an elegant card today and I loved the video.
Lesley S x

rolfi said...

ELEGANT AND STUNNING!!!
Rolf xxx

Paula said...

Great card Sue, it seems strange going back to Christmas again after all the lovely dies we've seen the past 5 days. Talking of which, I'm off to make a cup of tea so I can watch the video in peace. :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Suebak said...

A bold and beautiful statement card today. Black and gold - a winner everytime. How effective is that poinsettia tag die. Thanks.

Susan x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue very stylish frame beautiful card, love from Jackie xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, although not to my personal taste I can see the attraction of this card and it does show the lovely dies off beautifully.

Laine - safe journey to Princess Pixie's castle. Knowing Croydon of old I hope it doesn't come as too much of a culture shock for you :-). Have a lovely time and keep us updated.

Congratulations Margaret R on being the Wednesday Winner, enjoy!

Reading today's comments so far it seems that I have missed a few happenings to our Wilsonettes so I am sorry ladies and I will try to catch up later.

Thanks again Sue for the last 5 days, an amazing launch and you can be very proud of yourself.

Frances

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

What an elegant card. Will watch the video soon. Have plasterers in at the moment and it's a bit noisy.

Thanks again Sue for a great five days of brilliant entertainment and joy. We've seen some beautiful cards and no doubt all have a long list of dies to buy.

Happy Belated birthday to Pat L, glad you had a lovely day. Sorry to hear you sprained your ankle Tracy. Hope it gets better soon. X

Love Helen xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, gorgeous frame.
Congratulations to Margaret.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good morning lovely sue and her crafty crew!

Well, back to a normality of sorts on the blog and how we will miss the five a day card samples, boy we were spoiled rotten Sue and how we love you for your generosity of spirit and willingness to share your talents.
What a perfect way to return to normal, a festive card of such opulence that it almost takes your breath away. I won't have the joys of watching it before I depart on my trip but it gives me something to look forward to when I need to escape from Yvonne for five minutes:-)
I can't quite believe that it's time to go on my adventure, I'm part excited and part nervous....well, you would be too given the circumstances:-)....its been 13 yrs since I went on holiday, I know, I lead a deprived life....I actually spend all my available cash on crafts and fripperies, a real shopaholic, so saving the cash to go South has been a major achievement for me. I think that I can sacrifice nine days in princess pixies company if it means getting to meet Sue, no pain no gain:-)
Tina and Peter, sorry to hear that you are still waiting for treatment to begin, hopefully not long nowxxx
Elaine, has Andrew been keeping himself occupied as a distraction from his lengthy wait? A bit of fishing would do him the world of good under the circumstances. Sending you both hugs
Tina and Mick, I do hope mocks infection has cleared and he can concentrate on managing his pain and putting on weight again, hugs to you too.
Pam, I've missed your daily summary, glad we're back to normal services again you keep us all abreast of all the action.
P, oh, you're sadly mistaken, I think Sues show is on Sunday and if so Yvonne and I will be front row heckling for attention, if we're not thrown out by security at some point I will be surprised:-)
Yvonne, hope you are suitably prepared for my arrival, I have high standards. I expect the best, none of your gluten free nonsense:-) I'm taking a huge risk staying with you instead of in the safe haven of a hotel, a half mad , half desperate middle aged menopausal woman and her two psychotic sons. I must have a death wish:-)
Wish me luck good people...I'll need it:-)
Hugs to my besties, Maria, Theresa, Pam, P,pat, Lorraine , Linda, Lynda, wheely, Beth, Rebecca, Deb c, Alison, Frances, Jan and dear Tracy hope you are all wellxxxx

Love and crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes,
Well Sue you will be pleased to know that i can do the back half of the card today as i do have the lovely card(it came yesterday) and the poinsettia folder that you have used, unfortunately mines would have to remain at that as i don't have the dies that you have used on the front for the focal image. Oh well i will just need to use last years dies instead, lol. Hope that you have a great day flower and better than the miserable looking outlook that we are having at the moment.
Lorraine flower, enjoy your time down at Yvonnes' as it is lovely to meet up with people that turn into penpals(Albeit through the blog) and then turn into daft friends that have a fantastic time with tears rolling down their faces with fun and laughter and not pain or anything not so nice. Have fun Yvonne with your wee bit of Scotland coming down and do everything and anything as long as it's legal, lol.
Margaret congratulations on being selected for last weeks WOW of sheer inspiration, i hope that you enjoy it when it arrives flower and you have pride of place all lined up for it.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil)

ursula said...

How beautiful is this, will give it a try...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. Great dies and classic colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Jan Ltc said...

Beautiful. Thanks for the tut xx Jan

Lynn Dalby said...

Sorry I forgot to say, Congratulations Margaret Rogers.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
It's lovely to see a beautiful Christmas card today! I will watch the video later! I have the poinsettia,border corner and tag so between Norah and myself we'd manage the card! I don't have the rest!
I love the use of gold and black . It looks so opulent!
Laine - safe journey south! I really do hope you have a great time with HRH . I'm sure you will I like, Norah and others have met and made lovely friends from this blog!
Pat L - Maureen is doing well - another lovely friend!
Take care everyone!
Congratulations Margaret!
Love to all, Myra xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, this is so elegant! Thanks for the tutorial!

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful :)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this card is EXQUISITE, I just love it.
Hugs, Rose

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue,
A truly elegant card. Will watch the video later, got to take the dog for a walk now. Thanks to everyone for the conratulation message, I can't wait for the card to arrive.
It really does give one a lift when you see your name as a winner.
Margaret xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue Wow gorgouse Christmas card today very exquisite love the colour combo making a ritch stunning card.
I haven't watched the video yet. Thank you for the last few days showcaing your new collection I love them all
I might get one or two at AP if funds allow.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

LORRAINE have a good holiday safe journey down South & most of all enjoy your stay with Princess Pixie :0))))
Princess Pixie you look after our LORRAINE & treat her with the respect she deserves lol.xx

TRACY glad you enjoyed your trip Big Hug's my friend.xx

WHEELYBAD how you feeling today. Hope your well Hug's cuddles for Billy xxx

ELAINE Hope Andrew is doing ok Hug's for you both.xx
TINA hope MIKE is ok sending Hug's xx
TINA has PETER had news on treatment yet Hug's on there way.xx
Hug's for all in need xx

Congratlations MARGARET on winning Wednesdays card xx

Bargain B said...

Great colour combinations you've used on all your Christmas cards just shows people don't have to use the traditional Christmas colours thanks again for the inspiration
Bargain B x

Pauline A said...

Lovely card today Sue, but they're always lovely. Hugs xx Pauline A

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous card, looks really elegant with the gold and black x

Arlyn(O) said...

Lovely card Sue, I already have one made for my Christmas collection. It's very hard to send these lovely cards to people thinking if they appreciate them the way I do. So I have all my Christmas Sue Wilson Cards up around my craft room for inspiration Best Wishes. Arlyn

Lorraine Freeman said...

Wow such a rich, impressive card but relatively simple to make, brilliant.
Congratulations Margaret.
Back to trying to keep up with everyone's news which I apologise for not being great at.
Happy belated birthday wishes to Pat, glad to hear you had a good haul. :)
I hope Andrew and Peter hear from the hospital soon so they know what journey they are on, I just think that if there is a delay then that's good news of a sort.
I hope Mick is doing better and send hugs to Elaine and our two Tinas.
Wheely I hope you are ok?
Wishing Laine a good journey and I hope you and Yvonne have a wonderful time together and don't come to blows over Sue. Both of you are bound to be nervous as it's the unknown but I think this will really cement your friendship.
My knee is really giving me a hard time at the moment so that's a worry with my holiday less than a week away. Traveling in the car is hard work when it's not playing up so really hoping it settles before then I spoke to my Dr this morning and she agrees with my treatment plan so fingers crossed.
Better stop now.
Love n hugs to all my blog buddies and anyone else in need xxx

Jenny wren said...

A really beautiful and elegant Christmas card. I haven't even started mine yet!
Hugs
Jennywren xx

Clai01 said...

Very festive and elegant looking card today Sue , looks great. x

Maggie said...


HiSue
Gorgeous card in black and gold very elegant, not strayed my Christmas cards yet.

MaggieH Capricorncrafts

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card again Sue

gr karin van eijk

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
I do so like your gold card
And I think your card is awesome
Your new die launch is beautiful and lots of them have been added to my must have list
Have a brilliant day folks
Love and hugs
Theresa G xx

Rosie said...

Phew Sue, this is another gorgeous card and dies.....
Love Rosie from Chorley...xxxx

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations Margaret!!! LOVE this lovely card!! The neutral colors are so rustic!! TFS!

Tressa said...

A beautifully designed, elegant card. I do like the black and gold together.

Teresa

Barbara (C) said...

Great card which I would happily make in other colourways...

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue

What a whirlwind of a week I've gave us. Loved all the dies and cards done with them. Especially loved the baby collection it still a wow lol. Lovely card today love the black n gold very classy I think.

Pat L. Hoping to go back maybe in March if hubby has time off if not then def May when I know we are both off then. I'll look forward to meeting u X

Laine. Hope u have a fab time at Yvonne's I'm so jealous I wish I was coming with you both to ally pally Maybe next year lol when I'm back at work and can afford it. X

Had my mammogram today was very nervous can't believe that's been a year since the last one. Got appt still to go with consultant in a few weeks time so hopefully I'll get my results then rather than waiting the full 4/6 weeks. Fingers crossed my friends. X
Congratulations Margaret on ur win!!
Love to all xx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
Striking card. Love the words used as a background.
Regards
Dorianne

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love the merry Christmas card in with the frame. Will be looking at the video later. What a fantastic launch you've had this last week. Although I was away last week managed to see most of it. Loving all your new dies.
Congratulations Margaret on winning the card comment.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely card, Sue. Must remember your tips.

Janet Wilson said...

What a gorgeous card, love the poinsettia frame die

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card. I look forward to watching the video
this evening.
Rosemary xx

Narrowboat girl said...

A lovely card Sue, I love the way you have done the background. Will watch the video after dinner & the washing up

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Wow what a amazing week you have given us and now back to real
time for a wonderful black and gold card with a tutorial too.
Thank you so much Sue !
Congratulations to Margaret for winning the Wednesday card.

Laine- where are you ? anywhere near Croyden yet or did you change
your mind and went East instead to see me hihi
No, you two have a fabulous time and really enjoy Ally Pally !x
Pat L- belated Birthday Greetings, hope you had a lovely day x
Tina- hope Mick is coping in this weather. Real Indian summer around x
Tracy- hope you foot is not to sore. Everything crossed for you x
Lorraine- wish you better so you don't have problems on your holiday.
I had my knees and hips x-ray'd today, answer in 3 weeks.........
Tina and Peter- hope he get some help soon and Elaine the same to Andrew x
Wheelybad- hugs to you and Billy x
Has anyone seen TOB ? missing you x

Sending warm hugs :-) to you all,
Maria x





sued99 said...

Love the colour combination. Will watch later and see how you've put this lovely card together. X

Nana on the Hill said...

Lovely card, & Congratulations Margaret.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card and great video too. These dies are lovely. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to Margaret enjoy your card xxx
Tina and Elaine I hope Andrew and Peter get their treatment plans sorted soon. Tracey my sweetheart I've got everything vcrossed for you, blimey that year has gone quickly. Sending hugs xxx

Lesley Cann said...

What a beautiful elegant Christmas card. Love the gold and black together.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the black and gold, very striking l must admit with the temperature reaching 30C Christmas seems a long way off.
Beverley W

Barbara said...

Beautiful Christmas card Sue! Black and Gold are so elegant and rich looking.
I have really enjoyed the last few days and have sent for all the Baby dies as I just fell totally in love with them. I don't have any babies in the family but who cares they are just too cute to resist.

Barbara

Littlelamb said...

Thank you Sue for all the lovely dies we have seen in the last few days. Today's card is gorgeous. Thank you, off to watch the video.

Sue MacFall said...

Love the colours, Sue. Very elegant.
Sue M

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Well are you relaxing after your hectic week? A very opulent card today and a style which could be adapted for a man's card.
Pat L, I could see the difference immediately, and then my eye started to water - and didn't stop for 24 hours. It's fabulous and now I can't wait to get the other eye done. Thank you for asking. I do see that my Private Secretary - Myra - kept you informed ha ha. When's your birthday? How is Sarah?
Oh my word, Laine and Yvonne getting together, now that's scary ha ha. Have a wonderful time. I've met and made some lovely friends through this blog. We are all as mad as hatters, well they are, but they are wonderful people.
Congratulations Margaret on winning the Wednesday card.
Lorraine, hope you have a comfortable journey and holiday.
Maria, good luck with the x-ray results. I didn't know, I'll be in touch.
love to all who are ill, in pain, having treatment and their carers.
Maureen xx

gailgale said...

Hi Sue,
I love this Poinsettia Frame!!!!
This card is beautiful!!!

gailgale said...

Hi Sue,
I love this Poinsettia Frame!!!!
This card is beautiful!!!

Laura O' Connor said...

lovely card ,love the gold on black stunning ,Laura O

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is very elegant, I love the die used and also love this card in black & gold.
It gives a very distinct and beautiful look.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love, love the Christmas dies...
Di B.x

Vie Carter said...

very elegant

Vie
x

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Sue. Black and gold always looks so luxurious. X

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I absolutely love this card !!! What a fab video to !!! You have used beautiful Gold card and with the white and the touch of black card I think this looks very elegant and sophisticated !!! Of course not forgetting the most important part of the card - the dies !!! Unfortunately I do not own any of the dies you have used on this card but I do love the Poinsettia corner, border, tag set so if pennies allow I may be able to get it at Alley Palley. I do have your gorgeous Poinsettia background embossing folder and it is beautiful. I did have a list for Alley Palley but that's all gone out the window now with your amazing new die release !!! Thank you for today's gorgeous card and fab video. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Congratulations to todays lucky winner X x x

Sending lots of love to everyone today from Tres x x x

June Fletcher said...

Evening Sue

A stunning card today! l love the dyes!

Jx

freedom99 said...

Beautiful card love black and gold together. I also spyed a baby card video that I just had to watch. Loved it.
All the best Pauline (freedom99)

Suzzette Yandle said...

A stunning Christmas card. Thank you for the helpful video. I could watch your videos all day.

Sandy H said...

Lovely design. I've picked up some tips from the super video that will be very useful even though I don't have any of the dies you've used here.
Congratulations to Margaret.
Take care everyone.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely card

Jeanie said...

Hi Sue
Asolutely Gorgeous card and love the background die another must have
Thank you Sue .
jeanie.e

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great demo.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Eunice said...

Stunning, stunning card!! I know that this is the time to get in gear and start those Christmas cards.

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue a very elegant card and i love the colour.xx

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Sue.
A great video, and beautiful card.
Take care Kitty.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, I'm back lol, love the card. Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx