Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hi bloggers!  I originally did this card in a black and white theme, but decided to demo it in a red and white theme.  I am glad I did as I really like the way it turned out.  It will be today's offering for the Wednesday Card Giveaway so if you would like a chance to win it, just leave a comment and you will be entered into the drawing for it.  I started with a piece of ruby card and used the Illusion mask taped to it.  I spread the Berry Red Sparkle Texture Paste through the mask with a palette knife.  After carefully removing the tape and mask, I set it aside to dry over night.  Once dry, I cut it into three panels based on the design and added mounting foam to the back to raise them over a piece of coconut white card.    I cut several poinsettias out of vellum using the Poinsettia Additions and added them in a cluster in the lower left corner.  I embellished them with Holly Branches, Berry Sprigs and Pine Twigs cut out of coconut white card.  I added small black Dazzlers to the centres on the larger poinsettias and a black pearl to the smaller ones.  I cut my sentiment several times from the Ornate Holly Framed Peace die and stacked them for dimension.  I used the oval from the set to create a frame for the sentiment, which I seated on red card.  I added a small poinsettia on the rim of the frame as an accent.  The card was completed with white and red mats.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x






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176 comments:

Pam said...

. Stunning card, the lucky winner will be delighted. Oh to be so lucky.
Maureen, I grew up in Shotton Colliery, now live on outskirts of Hartlepool, work in Stockton. Are you local?
Elaine, I hope Andrew is feeling a little better, it's awful when you feel like that all of the time.
Tina, hope Peters hospital appointment went well, the doctors fiasco was shocking.
June, you are doing so well, it all looks on the up now. Well done you.
Sharon, hope you and daughter are making good progress.
Steph, hope all went well getting your new car, what did you get, can see you behind the wheel of a Ferrari, lol.
Tina and Mick, hope all is going well, missing you.
Lynda, hope you are well and being good.
Hugs to all especially poorly and missing friends. I often think of Melody and Molly and their family.

Dragonsnap2 said...

I love red and white Christmas cards and this is no exception. A beautiful card that I'm sure the lucky recipient will love. Good luck everyone.
Happy crafting.
D x

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the colour combo.

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafters.

Stunning card this morning. Very Christmassy indeed. Must be the colours lol. Xx

Love and hugs to all xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card very traditional colours someone is going to be very lucky.
Nancyd xx

tracy w said...

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

Marion Bull said...

Simply beautiful! Love the background and the white against it is stunning! Thank you Sue!

Maggie B

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. The heating is as high as it can be ready for the 'keeper' and his 4pawed friend to return and thaw out from their freezing frosty walk round the lake ! It seems so cruel that they are there and I'm comfortably admiring this gorgeous festive sample. I bet it looked so dramatic in its original black and white colour combination, but I expect there would be the odd comment regarding the colour scheme not being 'christmassy' enough, it looks amazing in the red and white though Sue, and I'm sure whoever gets chosen will be thrilled to bits with it. My Wednesday card win was also a stunning red and white festive card and it's there right at the front of my shelf with the guilding wax as company where I placed it about two years ago 😊 and I look at it every day. The way the floral element cascades all down the left side of this sample is beautiful and amazing, and you couldn't have chosen a better sentiment in my opinion as it does give that air of peace even though you have used a strong colour as it's main base to sit on. A stunning card to give away Sue. Same colour as the new car too lol.
I hope you can use the hug that's on its way Sue, just hear on full power for 5 seconds as it's rather chilly at the no and a warm hug always feels that little more comforting when you need one ☺ have a good day and stay warm xxx

Sunset Bay said...

Absolutely fabulous Sue! Really Christmassy. love it xxx

hollyberry said...

Wonderful card,someone is going to be very lucky.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love red and white combination for Christmas cards! Today's card is stunning I love all the dies you've used especially the frame around the sentiment.
Hugs x
Heather T

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much,this is a beautiful card good luck to all.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Debra K. said...

Beautiful Christmas card today Sue! I love the red and white combination. The sparkle paste looks wonderful in this lovely card design. Debra x

auscrafts said...

wow!!! this is a beauty

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous Christmas card. It really is a beauty.
Jan x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, very striking. Love the red on red background and the combination of foliage especially. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all.
This card is beautiful, although I am a black and white person this colourway is Christmas!!!
( I am from a city that has two rugby league teams and those are their colours.

Pam - you are proud of your Northeast routes as I am my East Yorkshire ones. Hope is not to cold up their today, we have frost and icy puddles!!!
Well Peter's Doctors was a fiasco, yesterday's hospital one was worse. The appointment was for his Macmillan nurse - she thought he looked dehydrated and his blood test had showed him as aneamic, she arranged for more blood tests and for him to be assessed for admission on ward 12 . We had to wait for the results to come through.
They gave him a bed and me a comfy chair offered us drinks and sandwiches at lunchtime and we waited, and waited and at three (3) pm a young doctor came and said he could go HOME, he had a water infection that was what made him sick 😷 on Sunday and Monday so given antibiotics and an anti sickness tablet, at the moment he is fast asleep!!!!!
June Smith so pleased you are feeling happier in yourself now you are moving more.
Stephanie hope you got your new wheels!!!!
Love and crafty hugs to all,
Tina T xxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a fantastic give away card this is, I love the bright red and the sentiment says it all, if only there was peace through out the world

I have to see the consultant this afternoon regarding my knee, fingers crossed.

Thinking of everyone who needs a hugs today.

Sorry must dash got lots to prepare for as going to craft club this morning.

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

Maria Illsley said...

A gorgeous card I love the red xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A stunning card with lots of lovely sparkle from the texture paste. Very striking in red and white. X

Linda Graham(Bordon) said...

Beautiful card Sue,love red and white,thank you for all your idea`s and inspiration,Linda x

Netty The Runner said...

A really nice card Sue. Love the vellum flowers.
Annette x

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful. Love the classic red and white for Christmas. Someone is going to be very happy to receive this card
Luv
Karen xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card. Very Christmassy. Thanks for sharing.
June....good luck for this afternoon.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Marion Scott said...

Stunning card Sue,
Marion S x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very festive. Love it.

PharmacyMichele said...

Wow-stunning card, its gorgeous.

Michele

Annie Pennington said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue. I love the sparkle. The vellum flowers are beautiful.
Whoever wins this card will be a thrilled to bits.

Annie P
xxxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely lovely card, Sue, red and white always looks festive. Perfectly showcases your various leaves, too, though at the moment having a mini obsession with the leaves from the Family Tree, as you did throughout the new release! Those and the poppies are a favourite combination.
Fluffycat - hoping for improvement soon for your husband. Jay will likely turn into a womaniser and/or fighter if not 'nipped in the bud' soon, have to wish he gets the chop if you'll excuse expression.
Laine - yes, hand rears always special and would like to find them homes a) for their sake instead of being part of a gang and b) they are likely to outlive us. Heck. Not easy, though, always seem to get more duffs among the few jewels when home seeking and no longer seem to have the heart for it. Status quo is easier! And we love them!!
Well wishes for all who need them. Pam, yes, with you on Molly and Melody, lived through their problems for so long and do so hope things are now better for them all.

'P' in Wales

lilian said...


Hi Sue, love this card, the red and white is stunning.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I the design, the dies are amazing and the colours are beautiful. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Denise Bryant said...

This is one of my favorites! Gorgeous holiday card!

Sarah Wrightson said...

Good morning Sue,an exquisite card - loving it x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This is my type of Christmas card. So striking, love everything about it. hope e ery one is managing to keep warm

Love Rosemarie X X

Chris Curry said...

Perfect colours for a superb Christmas card and I love how you have combined the dies to adorn the flowers. Thank you Sue. Xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue, thanks for doing it with red.

IVY Cheong said...

I truly truly love this card!!! Amazing colour and wow I love it!! Ivy Cx

Petras Bastelschätze said...

Fantastic card design and beautiful colors.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a gorgeous give away card I love the colours and style definitely my type of colour, Sue you make some amazing cards and give us so much inspiration thank you. Would love to win this card

June glad your feeling so much better good luck at the hospital fingers crossed for you.

Elaine, I hope Andrew is feeling a little better.

Tina, hope Peters getting better, some doctors are awful.

Tina and Mick, hope all is going well for you both.

Lynda, hope you are well and being good.

I feel like i have gone backwards at the moment as in some pain and aching more, but will speak to physio today and see if it is the weather or what it is,also my daughter is still poorly so worried about her too at the moment doesnt help I guess.

Love and healing hugs to all who are still poorly get well soon

Love to all and have a good day
Sharon
xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card ,loving the shade of red ,good luck to all.

Tina T , How awful for Peter to be messed about especially when he is not well . I hope he feels better today .

June , hope everything goes well with your Consultant.

Andrew was feeling much better yesterday and looking forward to his meals.

Take care everyone and stay warm
Big Hugs to all.
Elaine H X

Paula Dunn said...

Absolutely stunning. X

Paula Dunn said...

Absolutely stunning. X

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, it's a great Christmas colour and it's got sparkle! What more could you want, oh yes, beautiful poinsettias. Lovely. Someone is going to love winning this one.
Love Diane xxx
June you made me chuckle, must dash! Oh I bet you wish you could. Take care and I hope all goes well this afternoon. Xxx
Tina what a day, at least you got lunch! Well they found the answer to peters sickness, I hope he feels better soon xxx
Pam I often wonder about Melody and Molly too, I hope they are coping ok xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and mick Tracey Sharon and Linda xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card today. Love the red - so Christmassy! Love to all Alison xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card, I am so glad that you did it in red and white as I think it really stands out - just shouts Christmas.
Wendyx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful Christmas card, love the flowers x

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue lovely card today love the colours very Christmmasy .
Hugs Catherine.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Now I love black and white themed cards but I think this looks fantastic in red and white.
Anyone should be delighted to receive a Christmas card like this.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card, love the colours and how the vellum flowers have reflected the red behind them.
B xx

Margaret Iddon said...
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Margaret Iddon said...

This is a stunning card and I would be proud to win it.

Jan.moogie said...

WOW WOW WOW gorgeous card Sue would love it. Have a great day,hugs xxxxxxx

DeCor said...

I agree ~WOW~ Love this. I am going to try it today. Have few more cards to do so this is great inspiration. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I already have the background embossed so have a start on it.

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,have to say I am drooling again .The red version is spectacular. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

dmj said...



What a gorgeous card, love it in the red/wht combo, but I expect it looked just as stunning in blk/wht!!

This would be an amazing card to win!


Doreen x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a beautiful card!...it must have looked equally striking in black/white but I'm glad you showed us this version too.

Izzy

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
love love love the red and white, beautiful card, so many ideas, off to the craft room this evening for more Christmas special cards and you have just given me such inspiration, thank you once again Sue,
hugs
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

What a stunning card you amaze me with your ideas did not think to do same cards different colours keep showing your cards and ideas

Lyndylou

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A really beautiful Christmas card which anyone would be thrilled to win, the colours are just stunning, fingers crossed for the draw.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Anne said...

Absolutely beautiful, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Sue
A stunning card for a cold, frosty morning!
I love the red and white and the pretty foliage spray spreading across your card!
The lucky winner will be over the moon to receive this bright festive card!
Lesley S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I'm not a lover of red, unless it's poinsettias, but I absolutely love this card. It is just stunning and there will be a very lucky winner this week. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
a wonderful card and I´m happy as you that you did it in red and white.
This was the right decision and the flowers are stunning.
Rolf xxx

gailgale said...

Sue,
What a beautiful card!!!!
So Christmassy!!

Jean Z said...

H Sue, Very beautiful card looks good in red and white. love Jean Z xxxx

stitchingranny said...

Love how much difference it makes using a variety of foliage dies. Although I have most of them I seem to stick to just one kind on a card, me thinks its time I tried to mix them up a little.
Love the card but mostly love the way you challenge us to think differently, with your ideas.

Have a happy day everyone
Hugs to all who need them
Helen

gwen70 said...

WOW Sue wonderful card for a giveaway, have everything crossed, it really is beautiful

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue on a extremely cold Wednesday morning, that card is just stunning with the red and the beautiful white flowers. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card today, I love the red & white. This card would also be ideal as a Christmas birthday card. I love your poinsettia flowers & use them all the time. Yvonne xx

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. I really love red and white at Christmas and I have been inspired by the way you have done the background. I will have to give this a go.

Lisbeth

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Really gorgeous card,I like the colour & the way everything looks so good together,
Only three days till we go back home,sad to leave everyone & the warm weather,
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

JennyH said...

This is gorgeous Sue, stunning as usual : )

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous opulent card today Sue, I absolutely love this traditional colour way
VC x

hettygarlick said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the red and white.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
I cannot believe another Christmas card giveaway....... it is stunnng!
Love Michelle S xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, whoever wins this will be over the moon.
Thankyou for sharing.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Oh Sue,
this card is right up my street!Singing a veritable chorus to me.I must use my texture paints again..........
What a lucky winner, whoever s/he will be.....
Hugs, Rose

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I really love this red and white beauty.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love this in red and white. Liked it in black and white too, though.

Paula said...

Oh, this is a stunning card Sue, I really love it! I love red and white cards for Christmas, so this really hits the spot for me today. :) Seeing this has really cheered me up.
Hugs to all in need,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Shiela Seymour said...

Love the bright red - very traditional

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is such a striking card definitely one to pin. June I hope all goes well today. Tina poor Peter they are really messing him about it must be such a strain for you too. Elaine so glad Andrew is feeling a little better.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all. WOW card this morning, just so stunning. I love every detail on this card and a big fan of red and white.your cards always blow me away.
Hugs and well wishes all round from me.. Wendy

Forgetful said...

Another superb card Sue and I have most of the things to make it when I copy it!
Thanks for your videos, instructions and the great ideas.
Hope all well with you..... Angela

hotpotato said...

Gorgeous card Sue. x

Suemac said...

Another beautiful card

Robin said...

Red and white is always a striking combination. Great card.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
This is fantastic. Love the red and white, the glitter paste, and the design and dies!!!! (Have I missed anything ha ha).
Pam, I knew you lived in Hartlepool from when I went with the children from school to the Marina. I'm in Newcastle (born & bred), my mother's middle name was Shotton!! Look after that chest.
Tina you and Peter have had another right royal mess up, hope you don't have any more.
Thinking of all those who are poorly, having treatment or are lonely.
Maureen xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty for a Christmas card. I love the delicate velum poinsettias.

SandyD said...

Re commenting as not sure mine went. Lovely warm colour and stunning card.x

Nanny Jo said...

WOW!! How stunning, Sue! I love the red and white, the sparkle...absolutely everything about this card. Jo xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, absolutely beautiful, no other way to describe this gorgeous card and I love it.

'P' - I will choose my moment and have yet *another* word with Jay's mum.

Frances

TDQ Karen said...

Just stunning the red looks so good x

June Horrocks said...

The red is so beautiful sue love it I bet it looked stunning in black and white thank you
Love always June horrocks xxxxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
"WOW WOW WOW" Who Wouldn't Want To Win This Truly Tremendous Beautiful Card,
Well Me Being Me!!! Would Have Loved It In "Black And White" As I Just Love Those Colours Together,
But I Have To Say I Also Adore The Richness Of The "Red And White" I Haven't Got The Mask Or The
Very Stunning "Berry Red Texture Paste" So I'm Going To Try Something Different, I Love The Delicate
Vellum Poinsettia's With The Black Dazzlers In The Centre, (I've So Enjoyed Making My Poinsettia's In
White And Going Around The Edges With A Gold Pen Or Silver, How You've Shown Us In The Past, Then Sugaring Them)
I Just Love The Outstanding Array Of Holly Branches, Berry Sprigs, Also The Beautiful Pine Twigs.
Then Using The Truly Stunning Ornate Holly Frame (Which I'm Pleased To Say I Have) I Just Love The Peace
Sentiment And Now I Always Cut More So I Can Stack Them On Top Of Each Other.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Today's Extremely Exquisite, Elegant, Very Beautiful Christmas Card I'm Going
To Try This In Some Way In Black/White Also The Red/White, Maybe That Stunning Shiny Dark Blue Card And White,
I Can't Recall It's Proper Name But Its Extremely Beautiful.
Sue I As Always Appreciate Everything You Do, You Inspire Me Each And Every Day,
And I Can't Begin To Thank You Enough For That.......
Take Great Care Sue
Wonderful 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 This Weeks Truly Tremendous Wednesday Gift...

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
What a Stunner! I know whoever wins this is going to be thrilled when it drops through their letterbox. I bet we are ALL keeping our fingers crossed that it will be us.
Bejay xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely rich red...so vibrant...& so Christmassy!!! ...not long now...am planning on starting to wrap at the weekend!!! A truly beautiful card!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Tami Grant said...

A spectacular card Sue. The red and white with the sparkle paste really make it pop!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the floral arrangement though I would have preferred the black and white version to the red.

Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Suebak said...

Every element stands out on this card without one fighting with the other. It is a beautiful card. The true red card and paste colours complement each other perfectly. Nothing else that I have seen so far this year says Christmas quite like this card - really. Choice of parchment for your floral element is perfect. 'Peace' is a wonderful thing to wish for others. You need nothing more. Perfection.

Susan x

Janet Fleming said...

Hi Sue,
Not commented for awhile, but this card is stunning, I just love the red and white, the poinsettias look lovely and soft. Thanks xx

foxyg said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Quite stunning.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

What an absolutely gorgeous Christmas card so beautiful I adore the red and white.

HUgs to all

Annx without an "e"

CraftyJo said...

It's lovely :)

karenlotty said...

A beautiful card Equally as dramatic as it would be in black and white

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue what a fabulous Christmas card I've still got some cards to make so will have a go at the today Anyone would love to win this card!
Tina how awful for you & Peter to be messed about again at the hospital let's hope the antibiotics will kick on soon
Sharon so sorry you are suffering probably this cold weather doesn't help Hope you & your daughter feel better soon
Elaine glad Andrew is feeling better
June hope you get on alright with your appointment
Hope you all have good day

lydia jordan said...

Afternoon Sue,

A gorgeous card for the givaways, it will give someome a thrill to have this drop onto their mat.
Lydia
X

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Wow this is Gorgeous. Great dies, lovely background, very pretty florals and colour. Someone will be very happy to win this. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

barbara macaskill said...

STUNNING! I can only imagine how lovely it was in black and white! I really love the red and white and the poinsettia is scrumptious!!! Would love to be in the running for this amazing card! TFS!

CathyinMN said...

Love this card! Love the contrast between the red and the white! Very pretty and eye-catching!

Pawprintx4 said...

Glorious! I love the texture and shade of red and although the black/white color combination is one of my favorites, this card speaks Christmas. Would love to be the lucky winner but whoever wins, I know it will be enjoyed.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Jean said...

Simply stunning!!! Love that red!

donna sherman said...

What an absolute gorgeous card, Sue!!!! The design is beautiful, and I really love what you did what the poinsettia arrangement!!!! I know whoever gets this card will be thrilled with it!!!!

Suzzette Yandle said...

A glorious Christmas card. Each detail of your card is exquisite and I love how all aspects come together. The background of the masked Berry Red Sparkle Texture Paste effect is stunning on this red and white card. Your composition of light and dark colors and solid card stock and the vellum is perfect. Wish I had thought of it!

Karin van eijk said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue
Gr Karin

Maggie said...

Hi Sue
Love the richness these colours bring to the design, loving the sparkle too, vellum poinsettias love ❤️ ❤️ them.
Have missed seeing your cards .....no laptop😟 for 7 days. But I'm back now in time to see this gorgeous card.
Fingers crossed, good luck everyone

MaggieH Capricorncrafts

Bente Sørflaten said...

Red and white Christmas cards are beautiful, and so is this one too!
Love the way you have created the background, and the flower arrangement is lovely.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Sue MacFall said...

This is lovely Sue. You can't beat red and white for Christmas, it always works.
Thank you for giving us a chance to win it - what a lovely early Christmas present !!!

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning Christmas card today.
I love it
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Bright and beautiful x
Got brain overload from bit of a heavy session with my consultant yesterday so it's a quickie today x
Lots of love
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Romayne said...

Loving the red & white colours.
Would be a wonderful addition to my stash of crafters cards - just adore seeing how you've put things together on it.
Romayne x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Now this post is an absolute stunner and goes right up there with some of my favourites. Love the colours and would like to see this with a hint of gold as well. But its just beautiful....

linda from arizona said...

Stunning! If only I could create something half as beautiful! Very cold here in my part of the USA. 20 degrees this morning but the sun is shining and it will be a beautiful day.

Susan Mitchell said...

Sue, what a beautiful stunning card. I always love red and white for Christmas.

Susan, Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire

Tykie's Girl said...

I really, really love this card. I usually don't like red but this card has been an eye opener, Thank you Sue for sharing your gift with us. Karen, Cheyenne, Wyoming

ursula said...

An absolutely stunning card, just love the colour and that texture behind just finishes it off, so beautiful....luv Ursula xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow, love the card you've done for this weeks giveaway. Have the dies but not the mask. So will probably do my version of this card for Christmas.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a stunning card, this is definitely going to take pride of place in the lucky winners home.

Good luck everyone.

Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue. Beautiful card. I am sat here with a piece of burgundy card and
some white poinsettias thinking what shall I do and you have just
inspired me. Love to win the card. Mavis L x

Jennifer Lawes said...

This lovely card is so vibrant in red and white,I'm sure it is better than in black and white. Love it

Narrowboat girl said...

A gorgeous card Sue. I love the red/white colour scheme, it just shouts Christmas to me

craftyjen said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card and so sparkly, love the texture paste idea. Love to win this who knows!!. Thanks Sue for this stunning card. Jenny Isle of Wight xxxx.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card again. Love the colour way. Someone will be very happy to win this.

Barbara V

Judy Hollers said...

Would love, love, love to be the winner of this fabulous card! The contrast of red and white used in the card and the Berry Red Sparkle texture paste all make a winning combination for this Christmas card.

Janet Wilson said...

Beautiful card, the red & white is so cheerful.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Oh I love this card.I can , also see it im Black and White, but with the background wite and all the dies in Black
Margaret xx

Fiki said...

very Beautiful card

Jackie Durrant said...

A beautiful card Sue love from Jackie xx

Julia Garland said...

Such a beautiful Christmas Card. The flowers add such bling. Julia G.

Julia Garland said...

Such a beautiful Christmas Card. The flowers add such bling. Julia G.

Robin Sachs said...

Absolutely beautiful Christmas card!

Sheila Barns said...

This is a beautiful card, you cant beat a red and white card for Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the red and white colour scheme.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I love the Christmas colours rather than black and white although I bet it was very elegant looking.

julie laz said...

Ooooo how beautiful this is sue, this would go straight in a frame and come out every year, I just love it,
how you come out with your ideas, big crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

This stunning creation incorporates some of my most favourite elements, the vellum poinsettias and red texture paste on red card for a tone on tone look, just scrumptious. White and Red for Christmas is another favourite, especially when accented by your lovely foliage and black dazzlers. This is a superb card and whilst i don't have this particular mask i do have very other element so this will be a card on my must do list this weekend i think:-) Every week i pray that i will be the lucky recipient of your giveaway masterpiece, but at this time of year more so because i think your Christmas cards cannot be beaten for stylishness.....maybe one day i will be lucky but in the meantime i will sit back and admire from afar:-)
Slight change of plan today, was meant to be going shopping but changed my mind after a sleepless night. Could have taken the opportunity to get another card completed but i didn't have the physical or indeed creative energy required so watched Judge Rinder....i was slightly disappointed that he didn't give his verdict in the style of the Rumba, maybe he was struggling with the characterisation:-)
P, you are a gem and such a big softy, i would love to adopt more fur babies but think Brodie would hit the roof...he's the jealous type...so i think it will be a while before we have another kitten to contend with. I think its lovely how all of yours seem to get along so well, what's your secret?
June, hope you enjoyed your craft class and got on well at the hospitalxxx
Hugs to all our fellow Wilsonettes who are ill, in recovery or caring for a loved onexxx
I'll bid you all an early goodnight, i am in desperate need of some beauty sleep. Wishing sweet dreams to all my bestiesxxxx

Laine1972xxxx

Sherry said...

so gorgeous!!!! love it!!!!!!!

Theresa Pace said...

such a beautifully elegant card. i can imagine it being striking in black and white, hugs xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Wonderful card Sue, love it all :-)

Sending well wishes to all poorly. Pam- your cough don't sound
good,take care
Sharon and daughter, hope you soon get better
Wheelybad, hope you are ok and Billy is fine.
Tina's Mick, hope everything is alright.
Tina T's Peter, silly doctors etc. hope he feel better soon.
Lynda- be a good girl and do as you are told.
and to anyone else. Take care and many hugs to you all
Maria x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I saw this card this morning and was interrupted! How rude! Lol! It really is one of your Christmas Masterpieces! I love it! I particularly like how it showcases so many of your beautiful Christmas foliage Dies! They all look superb together! Thank you!
I have so many cards still to make but have been tidying my craft room tonight! I seem to make such a mess with the children's stuff each week as well! Only two more weeks to go!! Your Christmas Gemini Dies look really good stuck around a tealight holder and coloured with glass pens! They stick really well with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue!
I have to confess I haven't read all the comments today , sorry!
Will try to catch up tomorrow, all being well!
Love to everyone, Myra xxx

Crafti Moggie said...

Lovely card today Sue, the colours and shapes look fantastic, the dies are wonderful. Just looking at the card makes me feel peaceful,

thank you

Rosemary Stickland said...

WOW, this card is stunning!!
Rosemary xx

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card today Sue. I do love red and white for Christmas (even touches of gold) snd your card is a stunner. Those vellum poinsettias are gorgeous too, xx

Eunice said...

I am so glad that you did this card in red. WOW!!!! This is a card anyone would be honored to receive (even me). Thanks for the wonderful idea again Sue!

Theresa said...

Good evening Sue and all your crafty crew
Ohh I do like today's card it will look lovely on anyone's mantle piece
The colours are brilliant and I wish everyone luck in the draw
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

DeeDee7770 said...

WOW! this card if fabulous Sue. I love the vellum Pointsettias with black centres. The sparkle texture paste panels are beautiful. The finishing touches really bring it all together. I would make this the focal point on my mantel.

Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue, this is just something else!!! Love the red and white!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Darlene4527 said...

This is a gorgeous card! Love the Colors and finishing touches.

Janice Brummett said...

Beautiful card again today. Love the sparkle texture paste on the panels. Between the texture paste and the finishing touches really make this card outstanding.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, so elegant, the dies are beautiful as are the colours and embellishments.
DiB.

Sandy H said...

Absolutely beautiful. Red is definitely the right colour for this card. I read your description several times to find out how the gorgeous flowers had acquired a hint of colour before I realised that the background colour was showing through the vellum.

Tina T., hope Peter soon feels a bit better. He could really do without the upheavals of his appointments over the last couple of days.

Take care everyone.

hazel young said...

Wow stunning card Sue xx hazel

rosiejt said...

That's a lovely take on the traditional red and white.

Littlelamb said...

Beáutiful card Sue. Bit late getting here but out all day yesterday taking craft classes and was shattered by the time I got home.

Susan Battensby said...

Stunning card, so beautiful. x

Dawn Holben said...

OH WOW This is a super super stunning christmas card, i love the rich
sparkly background and the flowers.
I am the very proud owner of one of your christmas cards and it takes pride of place over christmas and then delicately wrapped so it looks pristine for the next christmas.

Julie Elli said...

I love all the different twiggy things! Leafy additions are always useful!
Gorgeous card!
Xx

Laura O' Connor said...

stunning card love the bright colour of the red against the white ,Laura O

Almunecar gal said...

Simply stunning. So, so pretty.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is wonderful, love the traditional looking red and white. Take care. Bx

Diane said...

Love the colour combination. The red is so bright and cheery on this very frosty morning.

Carole said...

Lovely card, love the colour and that textured background- i will have to give that a try.

Jackie Meechan said...

Love, love, love this card. It's gorgeous. So colour is so striking.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

What a beautiful card, and its a lovely shade of Red Love all the ferny bits and bobs, Stunning.


Good luck to everyone ....this is a very delightful card to receive.

Love from Dorothy of Baldock

Sharron Lonsdale said...

I've only just discovered your blog and you have some truly lovely ideas. I'd love to be the winner of your Wednesday giveaway to see the detail up close for myself.

Best wishes,
Sharron