Saturday, 22 July 2017

Elegant Christening Card

Hello crafters!  Here is a beautiful card that you can easily make for a Christening.  The Elegant Cross makes the perfect focal element for such an occasion.

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Liz Crafty Sunflower!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card!

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

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Very elegant
Congratulations to lucky Liz, enjoy your card.
Elaine, sorry to hear about Johs eye problem, hope the appointment comes quickly and he gets sorted. Hope you are taking care of yourself, how is Mary.
Carmen, how did the Kids last day go, pretty sad for you all. Think the Lord knew he would need help love and support so he sent him to your workplace to work with his angels till it was over and he was strong enough to go on with his life.
Marie, you have a big job on your hands at your age, do you have anyone to help you. I hope you are being careful.
My lovely friend Suzanne who sits across the office from me told me yesterday she is leaving in Nivember, she has had enough and says life is too short to waste working when no one cares about the staff. She is my biggest shock as she really can't afford to go as she will be on reduced pension for a few years but she said she will learn to manage. Be a manager in there, I wouldn't take a herd of gold cows and do that job, no thank you. Trouble is we are being left with the worst of the bunch and that will make my mind up for me.
Have a lovely weekend everyone, it's Sunderland Airshiw this weekend so may see some the Ww2 planes flying overhead.
Hugs to all, thinking if all our poorly and missing friends, Laine how are you Hun.

hollyberry said...

Wow what an elegant card. Congratulations to Liz.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
Congratulations to Liz enjoy your prize.
Pam it is so sad all your work problems, enjoy your air show.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Gorgeous card Sue. It could also be a sympathy card - over the last two years I've had to make a lot of sympathy cards so I'm always looking for new ideas.
Congratulations to Liz. I'm sure you'll enjoy your card.
Pam, you're so caring about others, please look after yourself. I hope things resolve at work. Surely eventually they'll realise what's going on?
Thoughts and prayers to all who need them.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card this morning.

Barbara V

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Happy Saturday Sue. What a gorgeous elegant card to give a proud excited anxious parent on their child's Christening day. A real keepsake to look back on or have mounted for the nursery wall.
A cross die has so many valuable uses from the start of a life being blessed, to the end of a life being celebrated and many religious occasions inbetween, and this is a beautiful cross. Along with the font of the sentiment and everything behind the main focal element it's a really lovely sample and I'll watch the video when my two are out soon. Back to the old routine, but where to start - goodness knows !! Don't think i'll be fit for market tomorrow the way i feel just now after a long drive yesterday.
Many congratulations to Liz enjoy your gift.
Love n hugs to you Sue xxx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a lovely elegant card this morning and great video
Congratulations to Liz Crafty Sunflower
Marion S x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card today which can be used for so many occasions, a wonderful gift for someone to treasure.

Pam I reiterate all you have said. I am so very sorry to hear about your best friend leaving at work too, how much more can one person take. I know you will do what is best for you in the long run. Enjoy the air show.

Congratulations to Liz Crafty Sunflower

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

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful and elegant
Karen xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
The only way to describe this card is elegant.Congratulations to Liz Crafty Sunflower.
Jan x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very elegant card, it's one I'm going to have to keep looking at to catch all the details.
Congratulations Liz on your win.
Pam, hope the weather is better in Sunderland than it is down the coast! Sorry about your friend leaving, why does no one high up notice what's going on in your office? I will say that any doubts I had about leaving have gone as I've slept soundly for at least 7 hours a night since I finished, before I was lucky to get 3! Didn't think the change would happen so quickly. I'll echo your comments today if I may. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Theresa Pace said...

wow that gilding polish sure looks like gilding wax but with less mess! very lush card, hugs xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, really beautiful.

Congrats to the card winner.


Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card. Will watch video later. Happy weekend.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Debra K. said...

Great design but I find it a bit dark and gothic for a Christening card.
Congratulations to Lin on her win. Debra x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Another lovely card.
Evis M.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful and very elegant design with lots of lovely embossed and cutwork details.
Congratulations to Liz.x

Chris Curry said...

This is a very elegant card for someone special on their special occasion. Thank you Sue, have a good weekend. Xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all . I have to agree with the comments its a very elegant card this morning . I am going to watch the video later, craft hugs to all . Congratulations to Liz Crafty Sunflower..

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, something to treasure

Netty The Runner said...

Very elegant, beautiful card Sue.
Annette x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue what s beautiful card the Cross is beautiful what a gift congrats to the lucky card winner
Love June horrocks xxxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
A very elegant card to day its beautiful .Congrats to the winner .
Catherine V94 xc

Jan Sayer said...

Very elegant Sue.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
This is a beautiful card, very elegant and suitable for many occasions. I uaually use a cross for my Easter cards and I have to say this one is particularly beautiful. Love the touch of gold on the embossed sides, it just brings it all together. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to Liz on winning the card. Xxx
Pam oh no you will really miss your friend at work. Part of you must be wanting to hang on to see what you can get out of them but another part must be telling you it's time to walk away. Have a look out to see if there are ny part time jobs locally as I'm sure fate will suddenly show its hand. Enjoy the airshow xxx
CeaftySue I'm so pleased you are seeing a change already, it's early days but you will be suprised at the change in you and people will notice. Xxx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Such a lovely card this morning Sue. A wonderful keepsake . Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This would be perfect for an adult Christening - love the elegant design of the cross and you've dressed it up beautifully.

Congrats to Liz Crafty Sunflower!


Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely and christening cards can be so difficult, this certainly serves as both Christmas and Christening, will watch the video later.

Congratulations to Liz- gorgeous card.

Muriel x

Suemac said...

A beautiful card

karenlotty said...

A beautiful card It must be a sign of the times but I don't sell my cards and within my circle of friends and family they have Naming Ceremonies which are less religious than a Christening

BenteS said...

Lovely and elegant :))
Congrats to the winner of the Card Giveaway!

Scottydog said...

An elegant card with many uses. Thank you Sue.
Congratulations Liz, enjoy.

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Lovely card Sue and if I remember right you used the cross to make a background on another card
It is another versatile die
Pam sorry about your friend there is only so much a person can take and I am sure you are reaching the point where you can take no more
I send you a big but very gentle hug my friend
Crafty sue too glad you are now able to relax I know it is the best thing I ever did enjoy you will wonder how you had time to go to work .
Congratulations to Liz
Hugs to all that may need one
Have a lovely weekend folks
Theresa G xx

hettygarlick said...

Beautiful. The cross is really lovely.

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
I thought the background a bit too dark on this one, even though, I liked the Cross!
Enjoy your card Liz Crafty Sunflower!
Chin up Pam you'll soon be the only one left, and then the Managers can leave, no one to give orders too!
Love Marg

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,

A really ornate card today, perfect for an older child or adult, personally I would not choose to use black for a baby's Christening.

Congratulations Liz on your card win, you will sure to treasure it.

Must dash to my first jumble sale in years, I'm picking my friend up along the way so we are hoping many bargains will be found.

Special hugs for Pam today. You keep us all buoyed up with your inspiring comments.

Enjoy your weekend ladies whatever it is you are doing.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

ethansnanna said...

Love the idea of this card, but found it
a bit dark; perhaps the photos show it wrong,
will catch up with the video later.
Congrats to Liz

Doreen x

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card. Congratulations Liz xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a very beautiful and elegant card. Could be used as a sympathy card as well.

Love Rosemarie X X

Owlish said...

This is a great card but I think l prefer another colour for a christening

Anne said...

A very elegant card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card but as Sue says another colour for a christening and this colour for a sympathy card, but the card is beautiful . love Jean Z xxx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Stunning card and an excellent tutorial

Congratulations to Liz Crafty Sunflower.... enjoy!

June x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Very elegant card. Thanks for sharing.
Pam.....I'm sorry to hear your friend is leaving. I hope you have happier times soon.
Have a great day everyone.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, would also make an excellent sympathy card. Great video, as usual.
Hugs, Rose

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, love the Elegant Cross Die and it looks lovely on this card, but not sure I would have used Black on a Christening Card.

val jones said...

Lovely for lots of occasions Sue.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today which could also be used as a sympathy card. Congratulations Liz. Yvonne xx

Liz said...

I've just seen that I'm the winner of this week's beautiful Wednesday Card Giveaway. Thank you so much, I can't wait to receive it!

I love this Christening card, such an elegant design. Thanks for the video - I think I might need some of the gilding polish!

Liz ~ Crafty Sunflower xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful and elegant and equally as versatile to be a sympathy card....

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue an elegant and striking card, the cross die is beautiful. Well done Liz-Crafty Sunflower on winning the card give-away. Off to watch the video. Have a great day all. Bx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a lovely card today the cross is so elegant and dainty can be used for lots of things.

Pam I reiterate all you have said. Im really sorry to hear about your best friend leaving at work too, so sad and hard for you seeing all what is going on, big hugs my friend stay strong and please god it will all work itself out for you.

Congratulations to Liz Crafty Sunflower on winning your card

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them.

Love and hugs to all and have a good day

stitchingranny said...

very pretty Sue

Hugs Helen x

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue. Congratulations to Liz Crafty Sunflower!!!

Sue MacFall said...

Thanks, Sue for another beautiful and useful card. I love it.

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Loyal Commenters,

Dark, ornate and gilded, like the inside of a cathedral, only without the stained glass.

I never even noticed the swirls, and I'm surprised you didn't have to heat emboss.

Let everyone enjoy their weekend moments without worrying about Monday, Rosemary, or two weeks from Tuesday, Nattyboots, or November, Pam.

Congratulations, Liz!

So glad to have escaped all demands on me for the whole weekend. Hoping to hear how the lunch went for The Kid.


Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
An elegant card this morning and I like the pretty embossing folder and the dies you have used.
Personally I would like it to be in softer colours for a Christening card but just perfect for a Sympathy card.
Thank you for the informative video!
Lesley S x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, thanks for the inspiration, I'm just making 3 christening cards so you have given me some ideas.

Kate's Cards said...

A definite statement card. I personally would use lighter colours for a baby's christening but as an adult card it would be very bold. xx

sued99 said...

A very elegant design. I think I too would use lighter colours for a christening. I'll try and watch the video later, time permitting.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
i sooo love this card , the cross really makes a statement .

Well done to Liz enjoy your card .

Pam , so sorry your friend is leaving too, you must be devastated , i think perhaps it is time for you to make your mind up as Suzanne says , Life is too short .Mary is doing just fine thanks Pam she is a little trooper.

Andrews uncle is taking him to a big Speedway event in Cardiff today ,he has made a mental note to himself , " Must remember to tell the Police he is wired , tubed and bottled before he is searched" he is also taking his Chemo card with him as proof ,just in case they want to whisk him away .

Will echo Pam again today.
Hugs to all
Elaine H X

Rosemary Stickland said...

What a beautiful, elegant card, so stylish!
Rosemary xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Very elegant card

Congrats to card winner enjoy

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Crafty Cruiser said...

I'm not a religious person - each to their own - and so without the cross, I really like this card. The dies used go together so well and would make a lovely card on their own. Congratulations to Liz.
Doreen R

Jane said...

Very elegant indeed, another stunner. Love Jane x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for a great video so we can watch and learn how to make this lovely elegant card. Congratulations to Liz on winning your beautiful Wednesday card
Pam echoing you and sending special hugs to all who need one.

Love and hugs to everyone

Annie Stamps said...

Such a lovely card Sue. Love the embossing. Will have to watch the video a little later.

Congrats to the lucky card winner:-)

Annie P

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Having Watched This Particular Video Tutorial On You Tube I Love It When New Ones Appear
I've Just Recently Watched Two Videos From Your New Collection "Absolutely Outstanding"
I Love The Fabulous Colour Combination Also The Brilliant Products Used.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Enchanted Gold Mica Powder"
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Black/Antique Gold Pearl Foundation Card" (I Love The Outstanding Pearl Card)
"Creative Expression Enchanted Gold Gilding Polish" (My Favourite Products I Love The Fact They Have There Own
Applicator With Each Lush Colour)
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue"
"Creative Expression Swirl Stamp"
"Creative Expression Self Adhesive Black Flat Pearls" (Possibly 5mm)
"Creative Expression 8 x 8 Tulip Twist Embossing Folder" (It Looks Awesome With The Gilding Polish Applied)
"Rangers Perfect Medium Clear Ink Stamp Pad"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson's Samantha Cutting Dies" (From The Frames/Tags Collection)
"Sue Wilson's On Your Christening Day Cutting Dies" (From The Expression Collection)
"Sue Wilson's Elegant Cross Cutting Dies" (From The Necessities Collection)
"WOW" Wonderful Products/Cutting Dies, You've Done It Once Again, Also As Your Aware I'd Send This
Card Out As A RIch/Regal/Extremely Opulent "Christmas Card" It Shouts Quality.
I Loved The Tips/Techniques You Shared With Us Within Today's Fabulous Video Tutorial
I Purchased A Lot Of Your New "Christmas Cutting Dies" That I Will Also Mix With My Previous Two Years So Quite
A Collection, I'm Extremely Excited this Morning As My Order Has Just Arrived Of Quite a Few Of
"The Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss Range" Tremendous Colours Especially For "The Robin Cutting Die" Plus
"The Poinsettias Cutting Dies" The New "Hunter Green" Colour Is Extremely Lush, So This Afternoon I'm
Going To Play With These Tremendous New Products.
Sue, Thank You For "Today's Video Tutorial" It Was Very Informative Also You Break Things Down Exceptionally Well
So I Can Understand Lol!! Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do, Thank You For
Your Tremendous Blog.....
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
Congratulations 👏👏 To Liz For Winning This Weeks Wednesday Gift Card Enjoy.........

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Sue. WOW This is a very elegant card and the colours are beautiful. I would make this into either a blue or pink for the birth or the christening card and I would like to think who ever received it would have it mounted and hung in the babies room as a keepsake. Congratulations to Liz on winning this weeks gorgeous card.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Vie Carter said...

Indeed very elegant


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very elegant but personally I would change the colours. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card the cross is exquisite although I would probably use white for a christening
Sending good wishes to all

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous Christening card the dies you have used are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

CraftyJo said...

This is gorgeous

KarinsArtScrap said...

indeed elegant card and beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is gorgeous and so very elegant.
Really love this one.

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
I love this card except for the black. I would have used gold and milk card.
Love guilding polish use it a lot.
Elaine. I hope Andrew enjoys his day in Cardiff, love and hugs to you all I am going there tonight to see Grease. We have seats in the front row of the stalls so shall have to take my ear muffs!!.
Crafty Sue too enjoy your rest. Life's too short to hurry to find another job, there will be one waiting round the corner for you.xx
Pam so sorry your friend is leaving, perhaps that will help you to make your mind up if you want to stay. Sending you a big hug.
Crewe Trish and Donita sending you love and hugs.
Congratulations to Liz enjoy your prize.
Love and hugs to you all xxxxxxxxxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, my first thought on opening the blog was 'oh, how regal that looks'! Glad to see we are on the same wavelength sometimes lol. Your cross is beautiful and suitable for many occasions and I love the font used for the text.

Pam - I do hope things calm down a bit soon, I'm sorry your friend is leaving but it sounds as though she is doing the best thing for herself. I hope you enjoy the airshow, my niece was at RIAT last week-end and although there was low cloud they managed to stay mostly dry.
CraftySueToo - it is amazing what a few good night's sleep can do for both mind and body, you will soon be in a better frame of mind to start searching for a new job.
Liz Crafty Sunflower - Congratulations on being this week's Wednesday Winner, enjoy your card.


Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A fabulous Christening card, really gorgeous !!
Congratulations to Liz, enjoy your 'Sue Original'.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your card today is indeed a regal Christening card. I love that you do "little" extra details to your card designs. And that you design your dies to afford these luxuries for us crafters. Thank you!

Pawprintx4 said...

Beautiful Christening card that the recipient would cherish.
Stephanie K

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Just finished watching your video brilliant as usual thank you.
Pam it is beginning to look like decision time is looming I am not sure how much more you can take it can't be good for your health. Craftysueto so glad you are feeling less stressed enjoy the rest before looking for something else.Rosemary enjoy your night out it is just what you need.Elaine so glad Andrew is well enough to get out and about.Donita enjoy your restful weekend.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is such an elegant Card and I really like the colour scheme. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Liz Crafty Sunflower.

Best wishes

Denise Bryant said...

Love all that layering!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. This truly is an elegant card. Perfect for any Christening.


Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A lovely card. Sorry this is brief but got a migraine!
Congratulations to the winner!
Love to all, Myra( Friend of Maureen,) xx

liz spooner said...

This is gorgeous Sue, love the embossing folder.xx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
A very elegant card,suitable for different occasions & thanks for video
Congratulations to winner
Pam your work place sounds very stressful ! Hope thing Improve
Best wishes
Karen M

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Certainly is elegant

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Thank you for sharing this. Echoing Pam's comments. Sorry to hear that your friend is leaving.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
stunning card for today very elegant
Love Lynda Brock xx

Latenight Sandy H said...

Beautiful design though for a baby's christening I would prefer a pale colour. Off to watch the video.
Pam, sorry that your friend is leaving. Are you in a position to be able to 'jump ship' before the place affects your health any more than it already has?
CraftySuetoo, glad to hear you are catching up on your sleep.
Elaine H, hope Andrew enjoyed his evening out.
Take care everyone.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love it, love the background and dies.
Di B. x

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Love the details and the elegance of this cross. Use it as a focal element, like here or to create a background, as you did it before, proves how versatile the Elegant Cross die is. Combined with my favourite Samantha, the card should be a winner if the color combination will be different. Sorry Sue, but I personally cannot use so dark colors for a happy event like Christening. Thank you for the great video.

Congratulations Liz Crafty Sunflower!!!

Pam – Sorry your friend plans to leave as well. If so many left already, others plan to do it soon, who is going to do the work? You need to have a plan B or C in case they will give you too much to do. Think about your physical and mentally health, with more work, more stress is coming too, but no more money, for sure. Take care.
CraftSuetoo – A good sleep is a good sign that your stress is going away and you accept the change easier than you thought. This is the first step to a better life. Good for you.
Elaine – Hope Andrew enjoyed his day in Cardiff. Hugs for you and yours.

Dear friends, we had an enjoyable farewell lunch on Friday. When the kid sent an email on Thursday to announce he resigned he didn’t mention the reason, many were concerned that the reason is a health one. By the time we had lunch, everybody knew about his new job, so nobody bothered him with questions during of lunch. It was nice to be all together ...more or less: our GM didn’t honored us with his presence not even for 5 min,(his loss), one co-worker who is a shy guy didn’t participate (no idea why) and another co-worker, a lady who is vegetarian stayed at her desk, upset that beside some steamed vegetables was nothing else for her to eat. She is the only vegetarian in our office and it is not first time when she doesn’t say anything when an event is planned but she’s complaining after the facts. I don’t eat lamb and goat meat, for example, and I mentioned to the person who ordered the food, another 2 people don’t eat beef, they talked to the lady as well, but our vegetarian lady expects everybody to remember her food preferences. One lady brought her own food and she joined us, in our office lunch. So, when you really care and want to be part of such event, it is possible. However, we enjoyed the food, the talk, the jokes and laugh. The kids got lots of hugs and kisses and good wishes. Next week is our shut down but both, the Kid and I are working on Thursday. We plan to have a coffee together. Hopefully his adorable girlfriend will join us. They plan to go back home at the end of this year. Between you and me, I won’t be surprise if they will get engaged there. They make a beautiful couple. I will be so happy for them.

In this note,
Have a great Sunday everyone.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Viki Banaszak said...

This is such a lovely card. I love the colors.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and great video!
Hugs x
Heather T

ursula said...

Beautiful card for a special occasion....thanks for that Sue...luv Ursula xx

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