Thursday, 10 November 2016

Christmas Blessings Angel Card


Hi bloggers!  Today's video shows you how to create a lovely soft background using sentiment dies and finishes it off with the 2016 Christmas Angel.  










The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


138 comments:

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous love the silver and white.
Nancyd xx

Netty The Runner said...

Fab card, love this angel. Love the vellum on the card.
Annette x

Pam said...

Stunning card Sue, I love it.
Cheryl, so glad you got your positive results and that all is well. Best news ever.
Pp Yvonne, no wonder you were frantic, perfectly understandable, it was a horrendous accident, sympathetic thoughts for all involved.
Elaine, I'm not surprised Andrew got annoyed the whole fiasco has been a nightmare, where does the buck stop.
Tina and Peter, daily hugs to help you along while you wait for the leg to be sorted.
June and Sharon, pity you girls can't do physio together but make sure you both rest as well. Sharon hope your bug clears up soon, you have enough on your plate.
Maureen hope the cataract op went well, are you supposed to be on your Kindle ?, be careful, you don't want any setbacks.
Tress a hope you get sorted with your Mum soon, such a worry.
It's very cold here, and faint, and I am back on antibiotics for yet another chest infection,. I'm not keen on this weather.
Hugs to all poorly, missing friends and everyone on the blog.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful card today. Just what Christmas is all about.
Happy crafting.
D xx

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card.

Jan.moogie said...

My favourite angel so you can not go wrong, stunning card Sue. Hav a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Great card, the colour is subtle and so right for christmas

Pat x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card today, the angel look beautiful on the vellum. The colourway is very subtle,
Love it!!!!
Pam - hope your anti- biotics soon kick in for your chest infection a big hug to you !!!!!
Still waiting to here from the hospital re Peter's swollen leg, he feels ok in his self which is a good thing.
June Smith - hope you physio continues to go well - big hug to you!!!!
Love and crafty hugs to all,
Tina T xxxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card and great video too, Thank you so much.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, your Angel dies are so lovely, the silver and white is so classy. Off to watch the video. Take care. Bx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely angel card Sue.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful serene Angel card. Love the soft vellum and the silver and white.
Jan x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning dear Sue. My two out walking in the cold dark and wet, it would be so much better for Andy if you could train a dog to use the loo like some cats have been taught to do, but as this is 'real life' and not Bruce Almighty, it's up to the man of the house to go out in all weather's poor guy.
So I'm taking the opportunity to take in the inspirational Thursday tutorial. To be perfectly honest with you as honesty is always the best policy porky pies get found out - eventually ! But I wasn't too sure about the first vision I got as it loaded, but watching the video has changed my first thoughts and yes, it's really really pretty. It's unusual, but I really like this sample very much and yet again it helps get our crafting mind going ready for the day ahead. You are certainly right when you say the dries clear glue doesn't show through the vellum, because you don't need much anyway on anything for it to hold your work in place, so little is needed for the more delicate papers such as the vellum in today's sample. How you use the double sided sticky sheet with such confidence always gets me holding my breath Sue, as it's almost guarenteed that as I place my work over it, whatever I'm holding slips from my fingers ! The times I've painted the room blue - hmm we'll say no more lol.
So on that note my hug is on its way and I hope you have an enjoyable day xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, I find the angels very peaceful and comforting.
Pam, keep warm and i hope the antibiotics work quickly. Cheryl, wonderful news, I'm so happy for you. Hugs to all, especially anyone in pain or caring for a loved one. Sue xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Really like the background and the touch of vellum x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs to all.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Sue.JJxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card with lots of lovely sparkle, just right for Christmas.x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely. Will watch video later.

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful angel. Love the silver and white colour combination
Luv
Karen xx

Denise Bryant said...

Elegant card! Love the angel!

A Happercrafter6 said...

Love the card Sue.
Jan
Northampton

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous that Angel is so beautiful and I love the background you have created. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Debra K. said...

Lovely card today Sue!

PAM - I see your comments with encouraging thoughts for others so I thought I'd send some for you. I really hope your chest infection gets better very soon and you're back to your happy self again. Debra x

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card.

Michele

Karen Derbyshire, said...

Really pretty Sue. Love the angel die.

Barbara (C) said...

I wasn't too sure I'd like this die but actually seeing the samples has made me think again. Love this card in particular.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. This is my favourite of your angels.
B xx

Marion Scott said...

Stunning card Sue, really love this years angel die. Marion S x

lilian said...


Hi Sue, very beautiful card, must get going on my festive cards.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today I love the background. Video not playing for me at the moment for some reason but I will try again later. Thanks for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Pam sending you big hugs this morning I hope the antibiotics work quickly xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and mick Tina and Peter Elaine and Andrew (hope meds are sorted today) June Sharon Tracey and Maureen xxxxx
Cheryl that's such good news xxxxxx

Chris Curry said...

Such a pretty card Sue, very gentle. Thank you. Xxx

d from kettering said...



What a lovely card today, Sue, tfs,



Doreen x

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

This is such a beautiful and serene card

Thank you for the tutorial

June x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Will watch Video later on this beautiful card.
Sorry about not being here M*****E again they are coming every couple of days now, its almost a year and they've started again!
Wheely I hope you feel better than me!
Belated birthday wishes to Myra and Brenda hope you had good ones!
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, do like the silver on white. Inspired background with the inset, a clever touch. Angels not my thing, but she does look very pretty here! Thanks as ever for the video.
Pam, hope your infection clears quickly, take care.
PP - oh my word what a worry - didn't see that on the news - all about Mr Trump so guess it was pushed lower down the list. Think a lot of us know about migraines, but you do seem to have some awful ones. How's your BF?
Hugs to our poorly and missing people.

'P' in Wales

Anne said...

The way you use vellum, Sue, is so effective. A beautiful card.

Anne (Northampton)

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & lovely ladies
I love today's card with the beautiful Angel 😇 I have her & Have made lots of cards using her.
The background looks very interesting,I haven't seen the video yet will look later.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Pam hope your feeling better take care 🤗🤗xx

Elaine so sorry Andrew has had nightmares over getting what should have been a simple prescription
Hope the medication kicks in soon for him sending you all Hug's xx

Tina & Peter hope he gets his leg sorted very soon Big Hug's xx

Tina & Mike sending you both Hug's hope all is ok xx

June & Sharon hope physio goes well for you both shame you can't do synchronised movements together 👯🤗🤗

Tracy glad you are now using Pixie powders now but they should be on your card not the carpet Oops
Big Hug's 🤗🤗xx

PP Yvonne how worrying for you but so glad your friend wasn't on the tram
but my heart goes out for all the people that lost their lives & all with injuries.
Glad your Migraine is better take care 🤗🤗xx

Wheelybad so pleased Billy is doing well Big Cuddles & Woofs from Bambie
Good luck for Mr W in finding a job. Hope you are well & you can do some crafting again 🤗🤗xx

Lorraine glad your opp went well & a speedy recovery sending Big 🤗🤗xx

Deb C lovely seeing you commenting how's your FIL doing Big Hug's 🤗Xx

Hope you all have a good day xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card! What a great idea embossing the Angel first before cutting it out to back the Angel thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Love this Angel, I have her & have used her quite a bit,
I like the card you have made & will watch the video later,
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a lovely angel card, so soft and gentle, I love it.

Love Rosemarie X X

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue gorgeous card . The angel is beautiful .Will try your technique for embossing her .Thanks Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Your Angel 2016 is absolutely adorable, I have yet to use her but she will be on quite a few cards of mine.......
Love this card of yours, the use of vellum is brilliant.
Hugs, Rose

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very beautiful love it . love Jean Z xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful classic Christmas card - love the clever background, framing and the vellum behind the Angel.

Izzy

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue a very pretty card today love the glitter
Have a good day Catherine xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh what a super video, I must have a try of this one, the card looks fabulous, love the angel as you know.

Pam what are you like, another chest infection, please take care of yourself and hope the antibiotics kick in soon. hugs xx

Sharon, yes we should do physio together, let's hope that bug goes away quickly. I still have 1 crutch but the physio told me to use it on my left arm as the right knee is the one that was done, but oh ouch does it hurt using it that way, the exercises my physio has given me are quite painful to do but that means they are making my muscles work but I am getting there. I think we are more or less at the same level of progress but everyone is different. xx

Cheryl, best news ever re kidneys - hope the same goes for the mammogram today.

Pp Yvonne, you must have been frantic with worry about your friend, it was a terrible accident with so many fatalities and lots of people still very poorly in hospital, goodness knows what happened, although I understand the driver has been arrested for manslaughter. I am pleased that your migraines have gone, never had them myself but have seen friends and family suffer with them and my heart goes out to you. hugs xx

Teresa, how awful for you, your brother and your Mum, why does this sort of thing happen in this day and age, I bet there was lots of brown stuff hitting the fan when your brother spoke to them, lets hope it gets sorted and quickly.

Bejay, I too suffer with my lower back and can really feel your pain, I do hope you get some relief soon, hugs xx


Elaine, I too am not surprised Andrew got annoyed the whole fiasco has been a nightmare, where does the buck stop. This sort of thing should never happen in day and age of technology. I know from experience it is a nightmare dealing with drs. and chemists. hugs xx

Tina and Peter, daily hugs to help you along while you wait for the leg to be sorted.

Maureen hope the cataract op went well, if you are using the kindle please only use it for a short period of time because of the bright lights.

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

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all you kind Wilsonettes

What a gorgeous card This Angel die is so lovely and could be used in so many ways, I thought I would write 1st the I will make a coffee and watch the video on it before John is on Hochanda

Pam hope you feel better soon take care and wrap up.

June hope your Knee is healing and your Physio is going well and your feeling a bit better today, I have physio this morning so we will see how that goes today as I still feel a bit rough with this bug.

I can never remember everyone's name who is poorly or needs some love and healing hugs so im sending it to all that do

Take care everyone and wrap up warm as it is freezing here at the moment
Lots of love to all
Sharon
xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful and peaceful! xxx

Sam Lawson said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card and love the Sentiment Dies. Sweet Angel die that looks very effective.

Happy Crafting.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue, you cant go wrong with an angel xx hazel

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card, so serene, I also like the way you have made the background. Thanks for another great video.
Lydia
X

June Horrocks said...

Love the angel as you know sue this card is classyreal Christmas thank you love always
June horrocks xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A lovely elegant card and great video this morning!
Lesley S x

Jackie Durrant said...

Beautiful card Sue, love from Jackie xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and so unusual i love it !!

Pam , you must look after yourself and stay in the warm . xxxx

Cheryl , wonderful news so so chuffed for you . x

Marg, oh so sorry to hear you are suffering , i do hope you feel better soon . x

Lorraine ,pleased all went well for you . x

Tressa Oh my , what can i say ? i do know of a few people who have been let down badly , i just hope you can get your Mum sorted soon it is such a big worry for you . xxx

Andrew seems to be having a crappy week one way or another , he seems to be in a fragile state and very down { only to be expected } to top it off yesterday he went to the little Hospital for his blood test he has always gone there as it is only 3 mins away , { he was given a red card when discharged by the Hospital to say he was a cancer patient and not to come into contact with infection or germs ,this card is to be use when in crowded places and wanting treatment}
The place was heaving with people so he gave this card to a staff member , who looked at it and said in a loud voice , what are you giving me that for, just because you've got cancer your not jumping the queue you can sit and wait like everyone else . Andrew was aware every eye was on him as he turned around for a seat and waited for over 1 hour with coughs and sneezes going on all around . The other weeks he has been have never been a problem he has been shown into a small room sitting on his own and read a book waiting his turn . He is going to relay the incident to his Consultant this afternoon to see what he says .
I find it very very annoying and upsetting to think that patients can be treated this way especially when Hospitals ,Chemists etc have polite notices saying we must treat staff with respect ???? what its a joke ! RANT OVER.

Then last night he tells me the new meds have not agreed with him , he was poorly all afternoon so that is another problem again .

Sending big hugs to all
Take care
Elaine H X


Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card. Enjoyed watching the video.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Beautiful card and I will look forward to watching the video this morning. Great colours as always.
Reading the posts on here everyone is so kind, I would like to send hugs , well wishes to who needs them. Wendy

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and great video.You make everything look so easy.
Wendyx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, a beautiful religious card this morning and I love the choice of silver and white to. hugs Shirleyxxx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue

Gillyflower said...

What a totally stunning card! Hugs Gilly x

IVY Cheong said...

Gorgeous card. I love vellum and the effect it gives. Ivy Cx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, your Angel's are superb they just get better & better. I love the background. Yvonne xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Very different and lovely. Must watch your video as soon as I get home. SueL x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a really gorgeous card. I love your angels. Thanks for you video.

Anonymous said...

Love the Angel Sue, but not too sure about the background. Good idea, but for me looks a little heavy for the Angel.
VC x

Leanne said...

Gorgeous card!

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card in a very pretty colour combo,
and a great video.
Thank you!

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love how you created the background, and a great video as always. Think I read somewhere that videos of your new dies start today, can't wait to see them.

Pam hope your chest infection clears quickly with the antibiotics
Maureen hope all went well with 2nd cataract xx
Cheryl hope all goes well with the mammogram today

Hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
This card is Beautiful! The 2016 angel is so serene isn't she. I love the idea of the background and am off to watch he video now to try and pick up some ideas.
Bejay xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card, the angel die is so special.
Rosemary xx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous! Lovely angel.
xxx Margreet

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. Will be looking at the video later. Loved all your angels.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
I Just Love "This Extremely, Exquisite, Elegant Card"
I Loved Watching The Video The First Time Round On YouTube, But
That Doesn't Stop Me Enjoying It A Second Or Third Time, This Christmas Card Is One
Of My Favourite's, I Just Love The Outstanding "2016 Angel" Also "The Fabulous Christmas Blessing"
Sentiment Very Clever Idea Placing On Your Sticky Sheet.
Adding The Vellum Bring's Such A Softness To The Card, Just Stunning My Friend.
I Love The Colour Combination....
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Your Tremendous Video's Stunning Cards
Terrific Tips And Technique's, I Appreciate Everthing You Do, "Thank You So Very Much"
Warmest Wonderful Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs 🤗🤗 To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wisonettes

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Stunning card and thankyou for the video tutorial will sit down with a cuppa later

to watch.

hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a truly beautiful card and a proper depiction of Christmas. I think I have told you before that I believe this to be your best angel yet. A very clear video and a clever way to recess the centre cut out. Love it.

Cheryl - great news about the all clear, hope today's mammogram goes as well.
Pam - hope the antibiotics kick in and you feel better very soon.
Maureen - please don't strain your eyes after the op. they are too precious.
PP Yvonne - I thought of you and your boys when I heard the dreadful news yesterday morning. So glad your friend was not involved but I can fully understand your worry. I loved going on the trams whenever I was staying with my mum. I am old enough (just, lol) to remember the last of the old trams and was thrilled when they announced that they were going to have new ones. Thinking of all those involved and especially the families of those that lost their lives.

Frances

Sue MacFall said...

Beautiful again, Sue. The simple colour scheme really enhances the dies.
Sue Mac

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Lovely card Sue, the angel is so pretty. I have some cutouts of her
but haven't made them into cards yet but I will,I will TFS.

Pam- hope the antibiotics will help you and you feeling better soon.
Sending you some healing warm hugs.Not sure if you saw but I managed
to hear the intervju and the song by Gary, it was lovely and you can
tell him that his voice is good enough x
Elaine- can't really understand what I'm seeing how Andrew get treated.
It's worse than a Carry On film. I hope he speak to his Consultant today
and it can all be cleared up. Hope he can take his meds better soon.
I hope you are feeling alright in yourself x
PP- sending you some healing and gentle hugs, really hope your migraine
is shifting it's way and wont come back for a loooong time x the same
to anyone else who suffering with these awful headaches.
Maureen- hope your second eye op have gone fine and you will soon see
Myra so much more clearer :-) x
wheelybad- good to see you getting there and Billy too. Must be so lovely
to see him back to help you when needed again. Good luck to Mr W for a job.
Lorraine- wish you better, hope to hear from you soon x
Having my second day in bed, not so good when winters here but I sending many
hugs to Tina & Peter, Tina & Mick,June,Sharon,Betty,Meg,Deb C,Lynda,Laine and
to all my friends ,take care
Maria x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This is a beautiful card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
I will watch the video later, but the angel really stands out in this card
Margaret xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, watching the shows, I got a really good deal on the dies I love, I'll get the others after Christmas.
I love this die collection wish I could have got them all, but need food and pay bills lol..
Beautiful card crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Paula said...

A lovely card Sue, really lovely. The angel looks so peaceful and serene. :)
Hugs to all in need of them,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

CraftyJo said...

This is beautiful :)

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Unknown said...

Lovely idea and super card, really like this one.

Jan
in Sheffield

Vie Carter said...

Stunning beautiful angel

Vie
x

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Really pretty card sue x the angel is beautiful and she looks stunning in silver x will watch the video later after my chores x
Pam wrap up warm and look after yourself x sending you a healing hug x
Elaine that's awful how andrew has been treated especially with all the bugs about at the moment and at his stage of treatment ! Sending you both hugs x
Hugs to all the other poorly wilsonettes and their loved ones too x
Theresa w xxx

Jean said...

Simply beautiful!

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I am not a fan of angels but I quite like this card. Elaine what is wrong with hospitals I hope Andrew is gets help today. Pam I hope the antibiotics kick in soon we all rely on you. At the moment I am sitting here freezing no heating or hot water. The gas people were supposed to reconnect me yesterday after having new gas pipes fitted after 5 hours last night of phoning, leaving texts and messages and 55minutes of listening to awful music while hanging on I finally got through to be told the system was down and she would get back to me. 21.50 last night I finally got through again to be told the fitter had called at my house at 21.15 and couldn't gain entry I have a door bell that sounds like big ben and the reason she hadn't got back to me was she must have written my phone number down wrong. I made another appoint for this morning and it is now afternoon and still no show.

Karin van eijk said...

so beautiful and elegant Sue
Gr Karin

ursula said...

OH wow, what a brilliant idea, I love this, thanks Sue....luv Ursula xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. This is such a classy Christmas card, who wouldn't be pleased to receive it. What a great idea to use the sentiments to create a background in this way.

Lisbeth

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Georgeous with a bit o bling!! I'll have to use other does to re create this beauty but it's very effective. Xx

Cheryl. Great news on ur kidneys so chuffed for u. Hopefully ur mammo result will be good news too. Xx

Elaine. Omg I can't believe someone could be so mean!! I mean it's bad enough having cancer and having to watch where u go when bloods are low but did she really have to broadcast it to everyone?? If that was me I'd have given her a piece of my mind that's a disgrace!!
I can honestly say I had never had any issues whilst going through my treatment in fact they couldn't have been nicer but there's always one that spoils it for u. Hope Andrews dilemmas get a little easier xx

Love to all xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue
Today's card shows off the angel die to perfection.
Pam I hope your chest infection soon clears up,trouble is if you are prone to them they recur at this time of year. I am typing with one eye closed so as not to strain it, but it's a slow job and hit and miss on here but thank you.
Cheryl what good news hope mammo results are just as good
Elaine how awful for Andrew, I hope he gets some satisfaction.
Maria thanks pet!! I only thought about the pluses of the op never the drawbacks like being able to see Myra clearly ha ha.
Fluffycat thank you.
!
Love to all who are ill and their carers
Maureen xxx

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! This is stunning! I really love the silver against the sparkle! It really makes it stand out and the Angel is darling!! TFS!

Suzzette Yandle said...

I like how your Christmas Angel 2016 looks like she is floating on this card. Great idea to place her on vellum for the ethereal look. Thanks for the great video. Sue, you are awesome!

Suebak said...

The mix of fonts on the Christmas Blessings die work beautifully. Thanks for the video and the idea of using vellum to soften the effect. You have ispired me to get my vellum out as I do not use it half as much as I could.

Susan x

hettygarlick said...

Beautiful! I love this angel.

lorraine eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What an absolute treat of a video and card, whilst i have never been keen on angels this card definitely converts me and then some. The background created with the repeated Christmas Blessings is a great idea and one that i will use with the same die....i love the recessed portion covered in vellum to soften the effect, inspired! The angel looks serene and majestic as the focal point and definitely persuades me of her beauty. I will try recreating this card using perhaps the angel striplet as the focal element, don't know if it will work but i'[ll give it a go.
Keep the Christmas cards coming Sue, i cant get enough inspiration at the moment:-)
I've been absent for a few days...i know, inexcusable...getting over a particularly nasty cluster of migraines, but all is good now:-) it looks like i've missed a lot as well but i'll try and catch up over the next couple of days.
I've been struggling to motivate myself to knuckle down and start my Christmas cards properly.....i have done some cutting in preparation, stamping&colouring and made the treat cups which are glued and drying as we speak, however, making an actual card is proving a challenge because im simply not feeling in the mood to craft....i always feel down at this time of year, it's a time for many bereavement anniversaries and i suffer from SAD so motivating myself becomes more difficult. I love Christmas themed cards though, and have an embarrassment of dies so i just need a kick up the bum to get started:-) Brodie is waiting in eager anticipation, loitering around my craft room whenever i go in, and he looks lovely with a liberal dose of Iced Snow through his fur.
Pam, you are a star! You are up at the crack of dawn commenting regardless which i truly commend you for so to hear that you are unwell is rotten. I hope your chest infection clears soonxxx
June and Sharon, good luck with the physio, i hope your joint pain eases and you're able to have a more restful nights sleep
Cheryl, great news about your kidneys, it must be such a relief for you to get the all clear. Good luck with the mammogramxxx
Elaine, i'm not surprised you're livid, that treatment is totally unacceptable and shouldn't go unpunished. I hope the consultant wields some power and has that woman disciplined! Hugs to you and poor Andrew, hope he picks up soon, he doesn't need this aggro.
Trish, hope your heating gets sorted today...brrr!
Yvonne, was thinking of you yesterday, hope you're calmer now after all that stress and panic, terrible tragedy but glad your friend is okay. Hugsxxx
Hugs to Maria, Pat, Wheely,Myra, Maureen, Deb C, Theresa, Tracy, Frances, the lovely P, and all my other bestiesxxx

Laine1972xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the die, but not my favourite post...Colours great though

P Austen said...

So pleased to see your 2016 angel today . She is beautiful and I will be trying to make a similar card using her when I return home. Hugs xx P Austen

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love your 2016 Angel and the way that you have created this gorgeous card. Thanks for a great video and for all the amazing inspiration,
Heather

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, the angel die is gorgeous..
Barbara V

Janet Wilson said...

Fab card, love the idea for the words background, so clever.

Annie Pennington said...

Gorgeous card I love the background.

Annie P
xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A lovely card

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A really lovely card! I can't watch the video just now but I will watch it tomorrow! I have the Christmas Blessings Die and I love it! It cuts beautifully and really stands out! I have the Angel too! She is so elegant! Thank you!
Pam - very sort to hear you aren't so well and I do hope you feel lots better soon!
Maria - sorry you aren't well either ! I do hope you feel better tomorrow!
As for Maureen and whether or not the lady is in for a shock when she sees me - well you may well be right!! She thinks I am about forty and wrinkle free!!
Elaine - so sorry about Andrew's ordeal! He could have done without that!
June and Sharon - keep up the good work! Hard though it is!
PP - so sorry you got such a shock yesterday but pleased your friend is alright!
Laine - Migraines are awful! Never mind a cluster of them. Pleased you a bit better! Thanks for the hug! Sending one to you!
Love to all, Myra xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing technique, thanks for the videotutorial! It's great for a lot of situations!
Your card looks gorgous, really stunning!

craftyjen said...

Hi Sue,
A really beautiful Xmas card. I love the way you use word dies to form backgrounds, also when you se foliage to create the same effects then add glitter to fill in. More bling the better !!. You have such great imagination on the ways you can use dies like no one else I have seen. You are very talented and look forward to new cards that you will create and dies in 2017. Lots of hugs Jenny , Isle of Wight. xxxx

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

beautiful card

Tracy Stitt said...

Pam forgot to wish u get well soon a biiiig hug coming ur way chicky xx

Eunice said...

Magnificent card Sue. This angel is a MUST have!!

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue What a beautiful card . The colours are lovely
Mavis L x

liz spooner said...

This is beautiful Sue.xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Brilliant Video and a Lovely card, love the silver and white.

Thank you for showing us this beautiful card.

Love Brenda xxx

sued99 said...

A great card. Love the way you've used the vellum.

Dorothy Macdonald said...


Good evening Sue,

Another stunning card. Love the video, also I like very much silver and white.

Have a lovely weekend.

Love n hugs from Dorothy, Baldock

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is another beautiful and stunning card.
I love the christmas angel die and it looks fab with the christmas blessings
die as a background.
Thanl you for another fab video too.

Scottydog said...

Lovely card. I don't have your angel dies but I do have an angel stamp which I love using. Will now go & watch the video. Thank you Sue.

Helen Bell said...

Hi sue and everyone

Beautiful card and great video.

Sending hugs and best wishes to all those who are unwell, or caring for someone who is. X

Love Helen xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Lovely idea to have the sentiment as a background and your angel is so gorgeous.
Pam sorry to read you are unwell. Hope you feel better soon.
So Pleased to hear your good results Cheryl.
Crewe Trish, hope you're warm tonight.
Elaine, How awful for Andrew. Some of those receptionists are very unhelpful and rude. Hope it gets resolved.
Maria hope you feel better tomorrow.
2 more weeks til plaster comes off so can't wait. Missing all my crafting!!
Best wishes to everyone. Xx

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic. love the angel and the way you have used the sentiment for the background great card .Laura O

Crafti Moggie said...

Love the card Sue, the Angel is great,

thank you,

from the CRAZI CRAFTER

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Can't wait to watch the video for this beautiful card, vellum always has a lovely effect
Hugs
Muriel x

Berina RGA said...

Such a lovely card Sue!! Love the angel die cut

karenlotty said...

Stunning I will be watching the video with great anticipation at trying to do something similar

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Thank you for a great demo.
Véronique L

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Well I have to say that I love the card you have given us today
I will defiantly be trying this one out as I own the angel die and the sentiment one oh I am excited to see how mine compares with yours Sue
Hugs to all that may need one
Theresa G xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Sorry this is so late tonight. I think your Angel card today is soooo stunning and soooo elegant !!! A truly gorgeous card. I love the colours, and the velum in the centre adds to the overall elegant feel of the card. The Angel is really beautiful and I love how you have made her with the black accent behind her and backing her dress in white. I had never though of making a background using Christmas word dies. Why did I never think of doing this before ? I have your "Christmas Blessings" word die and I even have the glitter you have used !!! I am now going to have a go at making this background myself !!! Unfortunately I do not have this years Angel die but I have your two previous Angel dies so may be I could try something with them instead. I really loved your video to. Thank you. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. I am late again lol. Todays card is goegeous and very elegant. Love the way you have made the frame and overlayed the vellum to give it a soft look to it. I have all of your angel dies so i am going to have a try making this beauty with them all and see which one turns out the best, probably all of them lol. Another great video with all of your hints and tips. John had great shows today with some nice demos and beautiful sample cards.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. So clever to make such a lovely background from the word die.
Elaine H, sorry to hear of the dreadful way the receptionist behaved towards Andrew.
Take care everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Only one word to describe this gorgeous
Heather R Oxfordshire

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. Very elegant, I love the background and the softness from the velum. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FAB IDEAS HERE AND NO WASTE WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK
YOUR RIGHT PERFET CARD FOR CHRISTMAS
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NAIDNE HUG XX

Julia Garland said...

Wonderful angel of Christmas. Love the black off set and vellum for such an elegant background. Lovely card. Julia