Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  Seeing that this is the first card that I have ever made using mirror card, I thought it would be only appropriate to offer it on the Wednesday Card Giveaway!  I do think that it is quite pretty in real life so I hope that you will too.  I started by stamping the Filigree poinsettia stamp all the way around the edge of a piece of gold mirror card using a clear perfect medium pad.  You have to be a bit careful when stamping as it is a slippery surface.  I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, giving a bit of texture to the background of the card.  Next I embossed a smaller piece of Ruby red card with the Nordic Tiles embossing folder.  Once embossed, I coated it with Berry Red sparkle Texture paste and paper grouted the design, removing the excess so the paste was only covering the negative portions of the design.  I allowed that to dry overnight, then matted it with gold mirror card and white mats and added it to the centre of the card with mounting foam.  I cut the Ornate Holly Framed Peace die in gold mirror card and added it to the centre.  I cut a Lavish Joy out of white card twice and stacked them together, gluing them in the centre of the die.  I stamped several of the same poinsettia stamp onto white card and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder, cut them out with the matching Poinsettia Addition dies and created three flowers for the card.  I seated the largest one in the lower corner and the two smaller ones in the opposite corner.  Berry Sprigs were cut and added to all the flowers as accents.  The card was completed with white, red and gold mirror mats.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Please leave a comment to be included in the drawing to win this one.  I will announce the winners name on Saturday's blog post.  All for now,
Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card for the giveaway Sue. The lucky winner will be delighted. I love it.
June hope you are well, and that you are progressing each day. Big hug to cheer you on.
Betty, so glad you are feeling better each day .
Tina and Peter, water is good for you but I cannot drink a lot of it, find it boring. Have you tied freezing puréed fruits in ice cube trays to add to the water, will give a shot if taste but not too sweet.
Elaine, how is Andrew, hope he is feeling a little better each day.
Tina and Mick, best wishes to you both.
Tracey, how did Zac behave.
Wendy, good luck for Thursday, not an easy thing to contemplate after such a long time. If they want loyalty they want you.
Hugs to all especially if not well or sad.

Karen Drew said...

Such a lovely card for the giveaway. Love all the different textures you have done
Karen xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Another attention grabbing design and a real mantlepiece pleaser. Stunning colours and details. X

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, don't mind a bit of mirri now and again! Seriously, who wouldn't love to win this? Absolutely love it, even with a 'messy' technique lol.
Wendy Pussycats - good luck with the interview tomorrow.
Hugs to all.........

'P' in Wales

auscrafts said...

Gorgeous card,for the giveaway

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
How can you part with your first mirri card it is so beautiful.
Thank you take care and have fun Kitty.

Dragonsnap2 said...

What a beautiful card for the giveaway. I love all the different facets of it and the colours are gorgeous.
Happy crafting.
D xx

hollyberry said...

A really beautiful card. Somebody is going to be very lucky winning this!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a real beauty and who wouldnt love to win this and have it on display in there craft room for inspiration. The colours are beautiful as are all the dies you have used. Bought some mirror card after seeing you use it on Hochanda and made a lovely card which you showed on one of your shows and i was really pleased with it. Hope you have a lovely day Sue. Thanks once again for blogging all of your gorgeous christmas cards as it gives use crafters some ideas and inspiration for our own christmas cards.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Marion Bull said...

Gorgeous card Sue! When you can make something as gorgeous as this I am amazed you haven't used mirri card more. Lucky person who wins it.

Maggie B xx

tracy w said...

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

hettygarlick said...

A really rich looking card that really says "Christmas"! Love it.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, this is a gorgeous card everyone will be keeping fingers crossed for this one, I stil have the Christmas card I won a couple of years ago.
Nancyd xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. WOW what a beautiful card to wake up this morning. I love the red and gold and I watch you create this back ground on Hochanda. Hugs to anyone who this one to day. Wendy

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I'm not a lover of mirri card and I've admitted to being a mirri card snob on my other posts, but the new Foundations card is so subtle and not at all 'common' like other's on the market - see, a true snob but ask if I care lol why spoil a beautiful card with in your face cardstock (besides I'm no oil painting and you can't see that awful reflection laughing back at you !! So we'll done CE for helping us other card snobs by bringing this very subtle mirri type card to us.
And with it being the main attraction here today, it's help make a real beauty that anyone would be proud of receiving. So this snob is signing off now leaving hugs with you for the day and hope it's a good one xxx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
What a beautiful card, that is what I call Christmas. Saw you make this on Hochanda, I could not believe you had never used Mirror card, the stamping looks fantastic.
Pam , I will give that a try!!! Nurse came yesterday and completely redressed his Nephrectomy site, he also had his Xoladex injection as well.
June hope your walking is getting easier and the pain is not as bad now.
Love and crafty hugs to all,
Tina T xxxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. Hadn't thought of stamping on Mirri card. The winner will be delighted,.JJxx

Annie Pennington said...

Love the card Sue, it's stunning. The winner will be very lucky indeed to own this beauty.

Annie P


CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, I don't know how you can bear to part with it. I tried stamping on mirror card but the embossing powder went everywhere, but I'm going to have another try having seen your demo.
Tracy, what's wrong with a glittery German Shepherd? I think he would look lovely with a hint of gold mica! Wendy, good luck for tomorrow (in case I forget in the morning). Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Barbara (C) said...

Lots of beautiful elements to the card today and all set off with a lovely embossed background on mirror card. One lucky recipient of the card today.

Carolyn Bartram said...

I have used the satin finish mirri card for stamping on before as it's more subtle than the shiny stuff, but now that I've seen this lovely card I will try the shiny stuff!

Carolyn B x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. Never tried stamping on mirror card so might give that a go. Getting in the mood to do my C cards. I've done a couple but then had to switch back to bday etc cards. TFS.

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card Sue,lovely colours,thank you,Linda x

Denise Bryant said...

Stunning card! Love the colors and textures! Beautiful poinsettias!

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Annette x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Wow, I was surprised to hear you have never used mirror card before! I use tons of the stuff at christmas! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Sunset Bay said...

Oh what a beautiful elegant card. Would look wonderful on any mantelpiece xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a truly exquisite card! It's a long time since I've stamped on mirror card thanks for reminding me.
Hugs x
Heather T
PS I love your new dies! xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-love everything about it. Someone is going to be VERY happy when they win this card.


Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & the recipient will be blown over by it's beauty. Yvonne xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely Christmas card Sue, love the spray.

Debra K. said...

Wonderful Christmas card! Such classic Christmas colours but I love the bit of a twist with the texture paste which looks so lovely. Debra x

A Happercrafter6 said...

What a beautiful card Sue. Think you should give us more mirror card samples please. I'll now give stamping on this type of card as I usually use it for matting or frames.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue x xhazel

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Absolutely stunning! Love the red and gold mirror card :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Given me new ideas for using Mirror card. I don't use it very often either, but I am so impressed with yours I may use it more. Thanks

Barbara V

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely card with beautiful flowers.

Chris Curry said...

A beautiful card Sue. I use mirri card a lot on my Christmas cards, it seems to add something, along with sparkles too of course. Love the idea of texture paste too. We will be going to the craft show in Birmingham next month,hope you and the creative expressions team will be there. Xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card, I saw the demo on Hochanda and this card is stunning.
B xx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, I must be very common because I love Mirri card, and this card if fabulous, love those flowers.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning Christmas card. I love it anyone would be delighted to win this. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this card is really beautiful I really like the Nordic embossing board it goes really well with the poinsettias
Kathy B x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
I saw you on tv confessing to never using mirri card before and then you made this wonderful card,it is just says Christmas to me it's stunning.
Jan x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this is a really great card. Not usually a Miri card person myself but you have made it look so classy.

Love Rosemarie X X

TDQ Karen said...

Very pretty, especially love the ruby red mat xx

nattyboots said...

Stunning card Sue ,would love to win this !, good luck everyone { oh and me too please }.

Pussycats , Good Luck for Tomorrow .

Pam, Crewe Trish,Betty, Diane and anyone i have missed Thank you for asking about Andrew , he is struggling at the moment with one thing and another ,last night he said he thought he felt a little better , so hopefully this morning he will feel better still. { it helps to know people are rooting for him and all others not doing so well ,Thank you }

June, hope you are in less pain and all is well.

Big hugs to all
Elaine H X

SueJ said...

A really lovely card to give away, full of techniques and inspiration.
Thank you Sue, good luck everyone.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card . love Jean Z xxx

Marion Scott said...

Stunning card Sue, love everything about it. Whoever wins this will be over the moon I would imagine.
Marion S x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card for the giveaway. I'm not a fan of bright shiny mirri card, much prefer a satin finish that's not in your face.

Anonymous said...

As always, beautiful card


Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue,
A really beautiful Christmas card for the Wednesday giveaway today!
I have used Miri card in the past for matting and layering but have been very fussy about finding the right shade of gold as some versions are not as nice as others.
I like how you have used it with stamping on ths lovely card.
Lesley S x

Suemac said...

Beautiful card

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

The Lavish Joy maketh the lavish card! scrumptious, love the classic colour theme in ruby, gold and white and I've already added the Nordic folder to my wish list having watched you grouting it on Hochanda, love the new mirror card too, more subtle than the bog-standard variety which I have but use very sparingly and only for C cards as it's too garish to use at any other time of the year...I've added that to the wish list too...

June - hope you're feeling better each day...


Scottydog said...

Only one word to describe this card & that's opulent! A real statement card, just love it! Thank you Sue.

doreenj said...

This is truly a lovely card, and anyone receiving it would be over the moon!!!
Makes a lovely "C" card too!!!!!!!!!

Doreen x

foxyg said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Saw you demo this on TV.

Bejay Roles said...

Stunning card today Sue, I'm not sure I'm brave enough to try stamping on mirror card, as you said, it's a bit slippery! The result is beautiful... note to self, I really do need those poinsettia dies and Stamps! A lovely lady told me there are only 9 weeks to go until the fat man in a red suit has made his deliveries, so I guess I should make a start at my cards lol. I need to make my advent calendar first though, I need to pick a time when the kitten is sleeping :).
Hugs to everyone and healing thought go out to all who are in need of them.
Bejay xx

Anne said...

I was so surprised when you used mirri card as I knew you didn't like the normal ones. This must be good for you to use it! What a stunning card - I love the colour combination.

Anne (Northampton)

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a joyous, uplifting card today, I love it.
Love to all those who are not well, in pain, having treatment and those looking after them.
In fact love to all.
Maureen xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
I'd never thought to emboss onto Miri card , doesn't it look fab this is just such a beautiful card today, it looks really rich and expensive. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and Mich, Tina and Peter, hope he's more comfortable with his dressing changed, Elaine and Andrew, hope today is a better day, June and Betty and a big hug for Tracey xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I would love, love, love, to win this beautiful card, the combination of colours and die-cuts etc is absolutely gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Wendy L said...

I had to look twice at this one to make sure it was yours, gorgeous, xxx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love it

Bente Sørflaten said...

A beautiful card!
Love the design and the wonderful colour palette :))
Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen W said...

Wow this is amazing, it's so striking!! Love it!

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous Christmas card,the colours and everything else go so well together,what a good idea stamping on mirror card,
Use it all the time but never stamped on it,good luck everyone,
Best wishes
Karen M

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

very nice card!
love color combination!

June Horrocks said...

This is a beautiful card sue I can tell your pleased with it too your designe is brill love it!!!!! Thank you love always June horrocks xxxxxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Spent yesterday catching up on your shows I missed whilst on holiday and saw you use the mirri card and wow it looks stunning x a beautiful card sue x we drove down to the shop you mentioned sue but unfotunately she didn't have any of your dies after asking her so was gutted but it means I have some dollars left tochange over so can treat myself to some new dies here xxx
Hope all the poorly wilsonettes feel better soon x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card and gorgeous colours. Nice to see mirror card being used again.
SueL x

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a stunning card today, saw you doing this on Hochanda and it looked good. my mirror card and Nordic Tiles ef arrived from my supplier yesterday, don't feel up to doing any craft at the moment but will do soon.

I am home and it was a nightmare - I wait all day for an ambulance to bring me home and at 9pm they told me they would not have one at least until the next day..................I was so angry, I rang my hubby (he was ready for bed) and got him to come up and collect me, it was so painful getting in and out of the car and then up my 5 big step's but we did it. everyday I can do a little tiny bit better then the one before so now it is exercises, exercises and more exercises, hubby has been brilliant at looking after me so I am in good hands.

I will not be on here long as it is not comfortable to sit at my PC at the moment, but please know I am thinking of you all hugs.

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

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a pretty card. I like gold embossing powder on Antique gold card as I think it looks quite expensive, but have not tried clear embossing powder so will have to try it.

Clare Powell said...

Stunning card, love the stamped mirror board background and the flowers x

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
Wonderful card for a give away I seldom use miri card but it takes on a much "classier" look when stamped, maybe that is the way to go.
The weather dictates a crafting day today I think.
Have looked at your next die collection, sure people will want I mean need a little of the Pacific!
Heather R Oxfordshire

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, another inspirational card - thank you. Like you I haven't been a fan of mirror card but this new card is really classy and may well have converted me love and hugs Sarah x

Tracey Short said...

Morning Sue

This really is such a beautiful card, really hope I can give it a good home - perfect colour combination to match my Christmas decorations :-).

Best Wishes
Tracey, Hull

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, this is such a beautiful and elegant card. Stunning, Ivy C x

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
what a fabulous card you made and the colours are amazing!!!
a really stunning christmas card
Rolf xxx

Kim Dibben said...

Stunning card Sue xx love all the difference technics xx love Kim D

Kim Dibben said...

Stunning card Sue xx love all the difference technics xx love Kim D

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue.

I watched u demo this one it's stunning and is so lush. I can't believe either that u don't normally use mirri car either lol. Mind u I'm like some of the other ladies I'm fussy about the colours.

Pam & sue. Zac was very well behaved but it's like me and my shadow. Everywhere I go he has to go. He's not used to being on his own.
He even takes himself for a walk!! He proudly carries his own lead and is well recognised for it lol

Betty & June. Hope ur both recovering well and June don't over do it small steps at a time xx

Wendy. Good luck for ur interview tomorrow x

Love to all xx

Shiela Seymour said...

Really love these rich colours x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
All I can say about this beauty is WOW ! WOW ! WOW ! It is simply beautiful !
I am just finishing off some November birthday cards, there are a few to make, then into Christmas, my favourite cards of the year.
Good luck everyone, I agree too, Sue, how can you bear to part with this card ?
Glad to hear you are home June, what a terrible time getting there, onwards and upwards now. I had this done about 8 years ago and haven't regretted it for a moment. A few weeks and you will be a new you :-)
Muriel x

JennyH said...

Stunning as usual Sue, thanks for the chance to win your beautiful card : )

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, this is just stunning and really eye popping. You really are a very clever talented lady. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Kirstie Black said...

What lovely rich Christmas colours. Got the stamp so looking forward to doing something similar. Always great to see what you come up with. Kirstie x

Karin van eijk said...

stunning card and very elegant Sue.
love the colour combo

gr karin

Margreet said...

Awesome, the heat embossing and the gold!
xxx Margreet

Rosemary Stickland said...

Wow, what a stunning card!!
Rosemary xx

Theresa said...

Morning Sue and all your crafty crew
What an awesome giveaway card Sue wow your very first card using Miri card It's going to be a treasured keepsake for whoever wins it Me me me Please
Good luck everyone in the draw for this one
And hugs to all that may need one
Theresa Gxx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

This really is a beautiful and traditional Christmas card. I love the Nordic Tile Embossing Folder and the Berry Sprigs

June x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning Christmas card. I love the tradition look and the mirri card really shines. I love it and just hope I am lucky this week.

Nanny Jo said...

JOY really describes your card today, Sue. It's beautiful. I love the mirri background...might even have a go at it myself!!! :) Jo xx

Rjsmusic said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
I seem to be on a roll today after not being able to post since Sunday. Love the cards you've shown over the last few days Sue especially thus one with the grouted look.

Crafti Moggie said...

Love the card today Sue, so sumptuous and warm, anyone would be thrilled to receive it I bet!

Thank you and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

What a beautiful card. Unlike most people I have always loved mirror card, provided not too much is used at once and the colours not too garish. This example is gorgeous. I think it appeals so much because I love the ornate holly framed peace die. The colours are fabulous too.

Love Helen xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Beautiful, Sue. What a privilege to win this. I'll keep hoping.
Sue Mac

Jan.moogie said...

Love what you have done to the mirri card I never think to stamp and emboss it. Gorgeous card Sue, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, one, I'm sure anyone would be pleased to recieve
Margaret xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
This card is so beautiful it makes such a statement.
I had never thought of embossing on shiny card, it changes the appearance from bold to tasteful, if you get my drift.
I have got to try this.
Thank you for your wonderful inspiration.
Hope you're having a good day, love Brenda XXX

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Sue. Love the traditional colours - my Christmas colour scheme exactly! Also loving the new Pacific dies Joanna is showcasing today!
Take care,
Caroline and Alan xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Oh !! Wow !! I love this card! I must have missed the Show on which it was featured as I haven't seen it before now! It's beautiful - that Joy Die was the first one I bought of this years Christmas Collection! Strangely enough I cut it out several times yesterday in gold - not Mirri but CE bright gold! It's beautiful. Thank you Sue!
Love to all, Myra xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
A Very Quick Comment Today As I'm Going To The Hospital
Your Card Today Is Extremely Beautiful I'm Not A Lover Of Mirror Card
So I Would Have To See The Creative Expression Mirror Card Before I Make
A Decision To Purchase Any.
Your Card Looks Rich And Extremely Opulent In The Colours You've Chosen.
Take Care My Wonderful Friend Sue.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes, Good Luck To The Lucky Winner Of Today's Beautiful Gift.....

Rach83 said...

Wowzers! This is some card, Sue! Absolutely stunning and so stylish. Love the gold and red combo. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Yet another stunning card Sue, you rarely disappoint and I love the red and gold colouring as much as the design


nzillingworth said...


Sandie Braithwaite said...

Super card, watched you make it.

Anonymous said...

This is a stunning card and the holly frame die is one of my favourites, Thank you for sharing From Lianne Morrison in the uk

uneasyjune said...

Lovely card as always love the poinsettia dies and stamps

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I loved seeing you demo this one on Hochanda.
It is very striking and I would love to win it.
Véronique L

Vie Carter said...

A really beautiful card, I would love to win this


fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this card is stunning. I love the colours and the grouting on the Nordic ef is beautiful. Your flowers are, as ever, gorgeous. It will be a very lucky person indeed who wins this creation.

June S - good to see you back and at home. Sorry they took so long to let you go but your hubby sounds like a gem and really supportive.
P Pixie - good to see you, hope the fatigue passes soon and you and Laine are back to your sparring once again.
Wheely - how are you and Billy? Hope everything is ok.
Wendy Pussycats - Good Luck for the interview tomorrow.


karenlotty said...

Beautiful You made me smile when you admitted this on Hochanda It would be an honour to own your first card made with mirror card

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!!!!
Love the xmas colours and so nice to see you using mirror card, It is so true that some cheap mirror card really spoils the look of the card.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and I love the design although I'm not a fan of mirror card. Sad that foundation vintage silver and gold card no longer available
might have to get the pearlised ones instead. Looking forward to November to see your samples of the new release
June glad you're home and hubby looking after you so well
Wendy good luck with the interview tomorrow

Hugs and best wishes to everyone

Pawprintx4 said...

This card is certainly a show stopper. I love the red and gold. Someone is going to be lucky to win this one.
Stephanie K

Suzzette Yandle said...

I Love, Love, Love this card. I really like the look and use of mirror card. So elegant! I have never even tried to use Perfect Medium on mirror card. Wonderful result. Looks like you used embossing powder on this card layer and heat set it even though you did not. I was surprised to learn you only used the Perfect Medium. I will have to give this a try. Your combination of die cuts look wonderful on this design. Would love to have this card on my mantle!

Jean said...


Anonymous said...

Put gold on anything and I will love it, especially shiny gold. I could buy it by the ton. That's what stood out for me on this card. I love it. I need a Christmas card for my new board in my new craft room I'm putting together. I finally talked my husband into making one bedroom in our house into a exercise/craft room. Win-win for us both. Happy crafting, everyone. Myra from Florida

Suebak said...

Honestly Sue, the first feeling to pop into my head when I first saw this card was pure joy. Your sentiment is very apt. No doubt this card is a 'stunner'!

Susan x

Betty McAlister said...

Just love your stunning card Sue. I do use Mirri card to mat and layer but have never thought to stamp and emboss on it and then to make it such a beautiful part of the card. Great idea and it's fabulous.
Good luck Wendy for your interview tomorrow, Elaine hope Andrews had a better day today, thank you everyone for your good wishes.
June good to hear you are home again.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I have not been on here for ages. Health problems with my eyes.

I was perusing my e-mails with the screen enlarged, and I came across your beautiful stunning Christmas card.

Gold and Red are my colours too especially for Christmas.

I just had to write and let you know how beautiful this card is.

Lots of love to everyone.

From Dorothy of Baldock.

Anonymous said...

Yes stamping on shiny is tricky, but you done it justice, beautiful card. My two favourites stamping and die cutting
caroke eaton

Lorraine Freeman said...

Popping in to say hello as I have missed so many days again.
Sue, I really love this card, being a magpie I do love sparkly and shiny. It's a stunning example of your precise work and beautiful to boot.
I don't have any particular reason for my absence just finding computer type things hoards to keep up with.
Will try and catch up soon.
Love to all my special blog buddies and good wishes to all those battling whatever hardships they have xxx

Maggie said...

Gorgeous card Sue rich and Splended in gold and red two of my favourite Christmas colours, really enjoyed your latest shows on hochanda also enjoying all the creative expressions goodies and videos recently being aired ........just need a bigger craft room.......perhaps Santa is ����

MaggieH- Capricorncrafts.

Sherry said...

absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! I would love to win this. thanks for the chance!

Dawn Walker said...

Beautiful, so Chritmassy with these colours. Thank you for the inspiration I love making cards but I'm no good at designing so love taking inspiration from you, I will try this one for sure and if I win it I can copy from it first hand x

Oksana said...

Beautiful Christmas card Sue! Love everything about it and saw you demo it on TV.x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

It's beautiful and in classic colours would be a wonderful card to give or receive. Fab Wednesday giveaway

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. I love the gold mirror card mat and the paper grouted layer. It's a lovely focal element and the white poinsettias are just great. A Classic rich look, it looks like Julia and yourself are in sync today, lol. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Tressa said...

I too watched your tv demo of this lovely rich card with interest and was intrigued to hear you say you had never used mirror card before. Neither have I although for no particular reason. I am glad to see that I am not the only one who promptly went out and bought some!! Now to pluck of courage to use it as you have done ....... I think sacrificing a sheet of the card to play with it is in order to see if I can follow in your footsteps!


gingernuts said...

Hi Sue. What a delightful card it is beautiful and would love
to give it a new home. Mavis L x

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,

Very elegant card.

Love n hugs

Lynne L said...

Hu Sue what a fabulous card I think the mirror card is stunning U saw you demo this on hochanda & thought it looked gorgeous
June glad to hear you're home after having to wait so long don't try to do too much take it easy a few steps at a time

lorraine eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Well, you could have knocked me down with a feather when i saw you use Miri card!!??!? Have pigs sprouted wings and has Hell dropped below freezing? :-) It has been years since i used it too, it used to play a large part in my matting and layering but my style has changed and i found myself favouring plain card instead. However, seeing how effective your stamping technique was i could very well be seduced into using it again for my festive cards...i would never have thought to make it such a feature of a card but it really works, the gold is soft and subtle and not in the least bit garish. The Nordic Tiles EF is just gorgeous, particularly when grouted with the texture paste, another thing that I wouldn't have thought of myself. The star of the show are the lovely poinsettias, they are stunning and finish off a festive card perfectly. A beautiful example of your talents Sue and an appropriate card to offer to your adoring public-)
Been absent for a few days, no excuses really other than ive been rather busy, tried to keep up with the lovely posts and comments but it gets very challenging remembering what's happening to whom so apologies if i forget something crucial. Ive been busy with hospital, dental and shopping duties so far this week so by the time the evening comes round im cream crackered, this time of year always sees my energy levels dipping and my mood slipping, im dreading the clocks going back again when the days get progressively shorter. Im hoping to take my mind off it by rustling up some christmas cards, my favourite cards to make, and ive no excuses this year since ive bought all but four of the festive release.
Was cheered immensely to see Sues newest release previewed yesterday, it contained everything we could have hoped for and had indeed asked for:-) When Yvonne and i met her at Ally Pally she asked about our ideas for new dies and we compiled a lengthy list of desirables....little did we know that Sue has already half a dozen steps ahead of us and already had many of them in the offing. You are a wonder Sue, a force of nature and you don't need any help from us when it comes to knowing what people want, can i just say that naming your latest collection after the Pacific Ocean has my definite seal of approval, much classier than Croydon if you ask me:-) I wont spoil the surprise of what the release features, many may want to wait for the blog official launch, but i will say that im more than happy with the variety on offer.
Spoke with Yvonne last night and since she's having a tough time of it physically lately i will be kind.....i think she's suffering from some form of depression following my departure and is finding it hard to motivate herself. She's tried making brownies and scabby Rosties for other people but they clearly don't show the same appreciation that i did and can't replace my sparkling wit and infectious personality either come to think of it. We should all take this into account as she readjusts to life without me, be gentle with her and i will promise to refrain from any barbed comments or insults for the time being...sorry to disappoint ladies but she's delicate and needs careful handling lest she slip over the edge:-)
June, how lovely to hear from you, im glad you're finally home even if it has been difficult and painful at times to negotiate. Plenty of physio will help you through the pain barrier and aid healing leaving you a new woman. Hopefully you are able to get a decent nights sleep now, and great that hubby is so caring. Sending hugs.
P, how's your little foster boy doing, what age is he now and will you find him another home do you think?
Wheely, hope you and Billy are well, hugs to you both.
Tracy, enjoy playing with your new toys, I'll really need to take myself down to Craftworld but I don't know if my credit card would survive the experience:-)
Maria, hope you're okay sweetie
Cuddles to all.


Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, love this card it is very elegant, I love using Miri board especially on Christmas cards, it adds that bit of bling!
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! The gold and red is quite a stunning combination! The poinsettias are divine and I would love to see that this card was headed my way! Thanks for the chance to win it! <3

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Who wouldn't love to own this card it would take pride of place in anyone's home. June at last you are home though what an ordeal no wonder hospitals have no beds. Wendy good luck tomorrow. Elaine I hope Andrew is feeling better today.

Brooke Bont said...

This is a beautiful card and i love the colors I would love to have a card that you have made for sure.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card Wow you using mirri card What a gorgeous result this is a definite

middle of the mantelpiece place of honour card.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

donna sherman said...

What an elegant card, using the mirror card! And with red, it makes for a stunning combination!!! The design is beautiful! I love the JOY on the Ornate Holly Framed Peace
die!!!! This card is going to makes someone VERY HAPPY!!!

Nana on the Hill said...

It's a lovely card Sue, May be the first time using Mirror card but you certainly did it justice x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Welcome to the world of Mirri Card. See, if used sparingly you can make a really eye-catching card!


Janet Wilson said...

Beautiful card, love the embossing on the mirror card background

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A really opulent and elegant card love it.
Thanks for sharing,

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Ah - the famous mirror card offering which is rich and opulent. I used to use mirror card all the time in my early craft life but in time it became redundant. I used to think it looked a little 'gaudy' but the way you have stamped it (something I have never done), is absolutely staggering x
Just as I start to feel a little more human something throws a spanner in the works. Bit of an issue last night. George was out and phoned about 10 and had lost his keys. (House and car)!! Jake in his usual calm and diplomatic way took the spare car key to George. On his way back he managed to prang his van spectacularly. He was livid! The atmosphere is pretty challenging as you can imagine. Not the first time George has lost house keys. Told Jake not to talk to him til he has calmed down. Oh joy!
So still not up to speed with you all I'm afraid. Spoke to Laine last nighht before the key incident! We discussed the new dies - definitely got our vote of approval - they are AMAZING!
There are 6 new pixie powders available - I ordered 2 of them today - I will let you know x
Sending happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone specially my Besties on the blog. To absent friends and anyone struggling or suffering take care x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Very Christmassy. I love Mirri card for Christmas cards. Also like silver and navy blue. Thank you for a wonderful freebie card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Oh wow - what an opulent, rich looking card. Red and gold a winning combination.
Beverley W

gailgale said...

This is So gorgeous! The Colors and the layout.... everything about it is just striking!!!!.
I love all your Christmas dies.
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful gift of creating with us.
Again, such a Beautiful card!!!

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
...such a beautiful card!!! ...what more can I say?...!!!!

Wendy Maughan said...

Hi Sue,
I absolutely love this card , its so rich, I am going to replicate this one for my big family.
I love watching all of your demos on utube and Hochanda, and here's hoping I win this gorgeous creation.

Thanks so much Wendy Maughan

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love red and gold at Christmas its so opulent.xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue a stunning card love the red and gold.
Love Catherine xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue a stunning card love the red and gold.
Love Catherine xx

Narrowboat girl said...

What a great, opulent card Sue. I love the tiled background, such an interesting technique

Christine said...

Watched you create this card on Hochanda, was wow'd by it then and it still looks amazing !
Thanks for a chance to win this.
Christine (Andypandy) xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is one stunning christmas card, I loved it when you did the demo on hochanda
and I still love it.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Just stunning, screams Christmas but not in your face, looks classy and expensive. I love stamping on mirror card so was super chuffed to see you do it. Big hugs and sorry I've not been about xxx

Determined to get through here so forgive me being brief.

Elaine, sorry Andrew has had a tough time of it, thinking of him, big hugs xxx
June, thinking of you, big hugs xxx
Tracy, Zac sounds adorable, big hugs xxx
Tina & Peter, big hugs xxx
Tina & Mick, big hugs xxx
Laine, PP Yvonne, P, Maria, Lorraine F, Theresa W, Marg, Myra, Littlelamb, Lynda, Pat L & Sarah, Pam & Fluffycat Frances, big hugs to everyone of you and those I forgot to list also thank you to all of you who have been thinking of Billy and I.

Billy is doing so, so well, we had a wee hiccup Saturday when I woke at about 3am to see him with blood on his fur. He'd started feeling better and had been more active so the scar that had formed wasn't strong enough so he started bleeding again. Up to the vets Saturday at a sensible time where they dressed it- after he had flat refused to go in the treatment room and leave us, slipping his house collar and buster collar in the process. Once I calmed him down we got sorted, after I told the vet he'd be ok having his leg dressed but you wouldn't get the lampshade on without a muzzle! They gave me two dressings which I had to do with Mr on Sunday and Monday as Bill soaked through them then both but on Tuesday the dressing came off and no more bleeding. The bruising is nearly gone and he's putting weight on the leg. Problem now is holding him back but he's being very good, still tries to get on the sofa so if we leave it we have to put stuff on the cushions! He goes on his bed to rest most of the time he's told but one problem is he's got super clingy as he's afraid of being left like he was in the vets I guess. We've had to go doctors last few days and had howling and all sorts but getting home he's been fine and no damage to anything so we got another plug in for him in case though he might just be trying his luck after getting all the additional attention, he doesn't even like me leaving him in the living room if I go to another room so now the plug in is in place I'll withdraw for a short time each day. All the extra car rides and laying on floor doing dressings has took its toll on me though hence why I've struggled to visit and now he's coping better I've faded a bit, normal service resumed today when he alerted me to a blackout. I need a good rest now for a few days as I'm very tired plus have another water infection but we got to get back to Mr applying for jobs so if I don't get the chance to visit you'll know why. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for having Billy in your thoughts, something must explain how well he's doing in just a week!

I shall visit as soon as I can, I've missed reading your news and you're all in my thoughts. Wishing you all happy crafting and happy days, big hugs,

T x

Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue, I'm so glad you've used mirri card I love it!!! If used right it looks really classy!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Eunice said...

Magnificent card Sue!! Love the gold mirror card. Was impressed by the way you can heat emboss on it as well. Would love to own this card to give to my Mom and stepdad for Christmas.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Oh WOW, I love this card, especially how you've used the texture paste. That colour is just stunning, gold, red and white - a winning colour combo.
Exquisite, there'll be one hell of a happy winner!
Hugs, Rose

Maria Alder said...

Hi sue and everyone,
A fantastic Christmas card and anyone who are the lucky winner
will treasure it forever.

Good see you back home June, just take care. Little steps.
Laine,big hug. I'm alright, having some steroid injections later
so hopefully some pain will ease. Take care
Yvonne, hope your house soon back to some normality . Take care.
Wendy, good luck with the intervju .Fingers crossed.
Betty- take care, hope you are alright.
Wheely- many hugs to Billy and you take care. Have some rest.
Lovely to see Sarah had such a good day, she is a amazing little girl.
Tina & Peter, Tina & Mick, Elaine & Andrew and to all Wilsonette's, wishing
you all a good day and maybe some happy crafting if not mojo gone awol

Warm hugs to you all,
Maria x

DeeDee7770 said...

So beautiful and traditional!!! I love red and gold. Every bit of this card is gorgeous. I love your style Sue Wilson. Can't wait for the video. Your videos are the best. It is so nice that you start by introducing the products. The shapes, textures and lines of this card are awesome! Hugs.

Jean Bullock said...

First of all, I pinned as usual. I have my fingers crossed for this card. I don't even have the words to express how much I love this card. Well done.

Janice Brummett said...

What a beautiful card today! Very traditional, we can never go wrong with red and gold for our Christmas cards. Love the dies you have used in this card. Beautiful die for the sentiment.

Judy Hollers said...

Dear Sue,
Such an elegant card! This card is spectacular and definitely expresses the JOY of Christmas. The card alone would be a wonderful Christmas present. Thank you for inspiring us. Your creativity continues to amaze me!

Sandy H said...

If I'd made a card as beautiful as this I'd never want to part with it. Love the way you've elevated mirror card from a touch of bling to absolute class. Wish I'd seen the demo of this card.
Good luck for your interview Wendy.
Pleased to hear you're home, June.
Take care everyone.

Yvonne19856 said...

Oh Sue. I love this card sooo much. It's just so beautiful. I wish someone would send me cards like this. Xxx

Roisin said...

This is beautiful Sue. The red and gold is so rich and Christmassy!! x


julie laz said...

Hi sue, I love this card, my Christmas tree is this colour every year, and anyone who sees my tree loves it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning, stunning, stunning. Love the Gold and ruby red together, so rich and looks just right for Christmas, love the dies, stamps and embossing you have used, just love the card.
Di B.

Julie Elli said...

Mirri card - a real blast from the past!
You've managed to make it look "now" Sue!

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card love the effects on mirror card. Laura O

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! This is stunning!! Love the embossing on the gold mirror card!! So generous of you to give away this card!
Moxie Craftie

DeCor said...

Am late posting. Spent most of Wednesday sorting out the car. Asda delivery van hit it while parked rendering it undrivable. I love this card so much that I ordered all the bits for it from the show. It all arrived Tuesday and was going to attempt it on Wednesday as off....alas not to be so hoping when get back from hospital this afternoon will be able to start it. Thank you Sue for showing us your wonderful creations. AND a huge hug that you have posted it so I don't have to keep going back to the recording to see what to do next!:-)

DeCor said...

Am late posting. Spent most of Wednesday sorting out the car. Asda delivery van hit it while parked rendering it undrivable. I love this card so much that I ordered all the bits for it from the show. It all arrived Tuesday and was going to attempt it on Wednesday as off....alas not to be so hoping when get back from hospital this afternoon will be able to start it. Thank you Sue for showing us your wonderful creations. AND a huge hug that you have posted it so I don't have to keep going back to the recording to see what to do next!:-)

Val.S said...

Gorgeous,Sue,real Christmas colours,how can you bear to give it away!!! Val.S.

Amanda Blake said...

Absolutely stunning Sue. I have everything needed to try this one. Thanks for sharing the details on making this beautiful card.