Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  A more modern black and white take on Christmas for this week's card giveaway.  I started by cutting the Twinkle Star Background out of coconut white card and backing it with black card.  I used the Holly Lattice Frame to cut an aperture in the centre of it.  I added mounting foam to the back of it to raise it for dimension.  I used the same Twinkle Star Background and cut it out of vellum this time and glued it to a piece of coconut white card.  I seated the aperture over it.  Using the Double Pierced Noble Squares, I cut a multi layered square black and white frames for it and added it with foam to the top of the aperture piece.  I cut the Merry Little Christmas several times out of black card and stacked them up for dimension and glued them into the aperture opening.  I made three flowers from the Poinsettia Additions using the solid flower cut from white card and the outline cut from black card.  They were added in the corner with black Holly Swirls as accents.  Black and white mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  leave a comment to be entered into the drawing to win this one.  All for now, Sue x


























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126 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card Sue, what a wonderful Wednesday giveaway. Everyone will have their fingers crossed for this one.
Lynne, poor you getting soaked like that. We had a real downpour yesterday, cold too. At least the gardens are being watered.
Elaine,hooe Andrew enjoyed his fishing and that he feels better Even more so that it is still all quiet on the Western front for you.
Dawn, nice to see you on the blog. I hope we can in some way help you with our support and chatter.
Carmen, you were really missed whilst you were away, it's great to hear how much you have enjoyed your vacation,I sensed you were a bit down before you went with the Kid going to his new job and all. I hope he stays in touch with you.
Rosemary, been thinking of you all night, how did it go X
I have had a really bad night, picked up some kind of bug, so not feeling well today, I will keep this short and sweet.
Daily hugs to all, , thinking as always of our poorly and missing friends, guess that includes me today lol.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue, love the crispness of this one.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, monochrome my favourite!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Wow so beautiful and so different.Good Luck everyone.
Jan x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a very striking and modern Christmas card with the monochromatic colourway. Love it. Good luck everyone, and have a great day. Bx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Fabulous card, love everything about it! I agree with Pam that everyone will have their fingers crossed today.
Pam, hope you feel better soon and that you can enjoy the last few days of your leave. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Love those flowers! Gorgeous card!

Debra K. said...

Wonderful monochromatic card! Not sure about black and white for a Christmas card though. Debra x

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card for the giveaway. I'm sure it's one everyone will have their fingers crossed for.
Thoughts and prayers to all in need. Hope all who are under the weather feel better soon.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

hollyberry said...

Stunning black and white card today.

TDQ Karen said...

Love the striking black and white of this card, you can see all the details of the die cut beautifully xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I must tell you Sue that this card would look really stupendous sitting alongside some other very special cards that I have received over the years, there is a little gap that this would fit nicely into, ha ha, cheeky aren't I but like everyone I would like to win it, fantastic giveaway today.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, but please take care of yourself, it often used to happen to me that when I was on holiday from work then I used to get unwell, must be the shock of thinking about going back. Please take care as you are very special to all of us.

Off to my craft group today

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card this morning. I love black and white cards. The flowers are beautiful.

Barbara V

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue ,
A gorgeous card love everything about it .
Catherine V94 xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue
A very striking design, love the layered stars and poinsettia embellishments -beautiful. X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Due, lovely card. I do like the twinkle twinkle background.

Pam so sorry to hear you are not well, not fair when you are on leave. Take care X

Love Rosemarie X X

PharmacyMichele said...

Wow-this card is STUNNING!!!!!! Love it.

Michele

val jones said...

Hi Sue, lovely black and white Christmas card. Love the poinsettias.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. I love this Christmas Card. Someone is going to be very lucky. Love the Black and White theme. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I am really taken with this card. There is something about black and white cards that I find so pleasing although I realise it is not to everyone's taste. There are so many frames which makes it seem even more special.

Lisbeth

Jan Sayer said...

Very pretty Sue. Love black and white cards.
Jan
Northampton

Chris Curry said...

A really lovely card Sue,striking and elegant. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Tressa said...

I like this black and what theme. A very classy card.

Teresa

June Horrocks said...

What a beauty sue love it I to think the card is so elegant and the flowers wow !!!!! Thank you so much
Love always
June horrocks xxxxxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love todays card in black and white. love Jean Z xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful black and white card for one very lucky winner today.
Hope you feel better soon Pam. xx

SueJ said...

Oh wow what a lovely card, love it in black and white.

Good luck everyone, someone is in for a treat.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue = this card is just stunning. It has an art-deco look about it, especially with the poinsettias and the touch of vellum really softens the look. Who wouldn't want to win this! Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card good luck all.
Pam I hope you are feeling better soon.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful stunning card. I wouldn't normally think of black and wbite for a Christmas card but this is fabulous. My fingers are firmly crossed - someone is going to be delighted when this card arrives on the doormat.
B xx

Netty The Runner said...

What a fabulous card Sue, love the vellum background and the aperture. It must be even more lovely in real life. Keep the Christmas cards coming, I love them.
Annette x

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and the Crafters of Many Colors,

Did anybody else think this was in red but our screens weren't showing color? I guess doing it in black and white makes it sophisticated. What about silver and white?

I like the subtlety of the white card showing through the white vellum star openings.

So sorry Pam that you aren't feeling well.

Sending caring thoughts.

Today I left the house without my pocketbook (with car keys, house keys and cell phone) all locked up inside. (Climbed in through the dining room.) For lunch I went to a market and bought some prepared foods and went to pay, only to discover that my debit card and driver's license were not in my wallet, but still in my cargo pants from Saturday. (They let me pay by check using my expired license) But best of all, at work when I went to get my food from the communal fridge, I found that I had put my work bag in the cool, and parked my perishables under my desk.

Congratulations to the person who is going to win this card and doesn't know it yet.

Love,
Donita

karenlotty said...

An absolute classic I love black and white cards I love how you used the star background and then created an aperture

Jayona said...

Love the crisp look from the black and white. Brilliant rugby colours too. Could be the Hull FC Christmas card.

Paul Fletcher said...

Its a lovely monochrome card! Thanks for the giveaway x

Paul Fletcher said...

PS just in case I win, Ive changed emails. Its now blondiedaggers@sky.com. Many thanks x

Suemac said...

Lovely monochrome card

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, i normally go for the more traditional colours for Christmas but I love this.
Lydia
X

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a striking card today, very modern. It would certainly get noticed on the mantelpiece wouldn't it. I do love your vellum poinsettias that's something I will be trying this year and the flourish might need to be investigated too as it adds a rather good corner piece to a simple card. Thank you for sharing, it's good to get ideas and inspiration from you.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, I hope you feel better soon. You haven't been running with those athletes in London have you?!!
Donita oh what a day! Sounds like you need a holiday. I hope today is a better day for you xxx

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Well Sue have to say this is a very elegant card, good use of vellum which I love.
Pam so sorry you are not well look after yourself. Sending love and hugs.
Oh Donita they do say things come in threes over here, never mind things can only get better sending love and hugs.
Crewe Trish and Elaine thinking of you all sending love and hugs.
Well I had a shock yesterday when I saw consultant. I have epilepsy. Wasn't expecting that, but could have been a lot worse and I feel truly thankful. I am not allowed to drive for 1 year until the meds work so have already surrendered my licence. I'm lucky hubby can drive and has taken early retirement.
Was going to post a blog yesterday but was a bit upset. Apparently explains why my memory is very poor, can't remember this is said a few minutes earlier or details of past holidays. Don't know if that will come back with meds.
Anyway enough of me.
Sending love and hugs to you all xxxxxxxxxxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,

Very striking monochromatic card this morning, not sure if I would di that as I love the Christmas colours. But I do have some Gothic youngsters that would probably adore it.

Had a lovely few days with my sister and her fiancΓ© last week and over the weekend. Only trouble was I had lost my voice and could only squeak not speak. It is very husky this morning so on its way to return.

Sorry to read you not well Pam, sending you very extra special squashy hugs.
Gentle hugs and healing prayers to all those in need of them.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

A very striking card in black and white, the high contrast really makes the sentiment and the poisettias stand out....I'd be tempted to add some glitter somewhere though - you can't have a C card without glitter, it's illegal isn't it?...lol

Izzy

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

nattyboots said...

A very lovely card Sue, someone is going to be very happy to win this.

Donita, what are you like ?, i just hope your day gets better.lol xx

Pam ,i do hope you stay warm and get well soon , we cant have you getting poorly ,big gentle hugs coming your way .xxx

Myra you need to slow down and get some early nights tut tut . xxx

Lynn, thank you yes, all is quiet now six good nights i just hope it lasts. xx

Rosemary, how did your appointment go ?

I am still waiting to hear about the door situation , also i have been told that the empty flat next door to me has been taken by a lady who has an electric wheel chair , i feel sure they would not let her have the flat if they were doing nothing about the door .
Andrew is feeling good ,Mary has to start her Chemo next week , but feels fine at the moment .

Big hugs to all
Take care
Elaine H X

FoxyG Gilly said...

Beautiful card. Love the black and white for Christmas.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely fantastic card for the giveaway. Striking & modern, who doesn't love a monochrome card. Yvonne xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all .. Stunning card this morning . I love the black and white on cards. I love the sentiment and the finishing touches on this card. Crafty hugs and well wishes to all ... Wendy

Ann R said...

Sue this card is just beautiful. Now I'm wishing I'd bought the twinkle stars die. The black and white is gorgeous. Ann from Newmarket

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A stunnig card thank you, for me black and white always do it and poinsettias what more can I say.

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, stunning! Love the idea of black and white for Christmas - so classy xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. I just love the fonts you have used for the sentiment. I have just made my first Christmas card (not like me this early) and it's black and white. I may just stick to this theme this year. SueL x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Sorry I was not around yesterday but I seem to be having a really bad time with my back. Wish my hospital appointment would hurry up. Yesterdays card is very classy. loving all the different die cuts. Todays card is stunning. Someone is going to be over the moon on Saturday when they see there name as the winner and I am sure they will treasure it forever.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Beautiful card this morning!
I love the Twinkle Star background die, Holly Swirls and of course the Poinsettia additions.
Lesley S x

Sharron Lonsdale said...

What a lovely monochrome design. I'm going to share this with my sister, this is so up her street. I especially love the flourish in the corner, very pretty.

BenteS said...

Beautiful!
I really like the colour combo :))
And the dies you have used are so pretty.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love the twinkle stars background, someone is going to be over the moon.
Pam please take care of yourself, we need you at the top of our tree
Donita, we all have days like yours sometimes.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
WOW I LOVE THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF THIS CARD AND I AM WAITING FOR MY PIERCED SQUARE DIES TO ARRIVE AS THEY WILL BE SO USEFUL MY BIRTHDAY PRESENT FROM MY DAUGHTER AS I CAN SEE OTHER OPTIONS FOR MAKING THIS CARD THANK YOU FOR THE INSPIRATION
JOY Xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue , a beautiful Christmas card. Lovely twinkling star background, sentiment and gorgeous poinsettia flora spray.

Diane King said...

Love the black and white. Xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, what a distinctive card, very modern but still says Christmas. Great.
Wendyx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the way the flowers look with the swirls behind x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is definitely my favourite card yet using your Christmas dies I just love everything about it I am almost afraid to watch Julia tonight you are going to seriously deplete my bank account but notice I said almost.
Pam take care.Donita you do keep me entertained.Cheryl so glad you had a lovely time with your sister.Elaine so glad Andrew is feeling better and quietness has returned.Dawn wecome.Denise so sorry to hear you have a bad back.Rosemary it must have been an awful shock to discover that it was epilepsy hopefully the medication will improve your symptoms sending hugs to everyone

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card, whoever wins it will be so happy!
Rosemary xx

aremgee G said...

What an amazing card, Sue. I don't have any of the die or papers you have used but it has given me inspiration to try using some I do have in a similar way and who knows, I might send off for one or two of the die.

aremgee G said...

What an amazing card, Sue. I don't have any of the die or papers you have used but it has given me inspiration to try using some I do have in a similar way and who knows, I might send off for one or two of the die. Might even be the lucky winner.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
WOW love love love this card and I have the twinkle star background so might try something similar
Sending special caring hugs to Dawn, Rosemary and Pam and to all our missing friends

Love and hugs everyone
Pat

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, love, love, love this card. I have a soft spot for monochrome cards and this one is perfect. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card for those that like monochrome although I think I would prefer Donita's idea of silver and white because I love the design. I'm a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas and love my reds, greens, golds and lots of glitter of course :-)

Pam - being unwell when on holiday is not allowed, please get better quickly.
Donita - what are you like? I hope the rest of the day was an improvement.
Carmen - Canada was always somewhere I would have liked to visit but unfortunately since hubby's stroke last year holidays, even in the UK, are not possible. I shall just have to raise a virtual glass to you on your birthday.
Rosemary - sorry for your diagnosis but I do believe the epilepsy medication works very well and when they get the balance right you should feel a whole lot better.

Frances

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's an SWS card (Sue Wilson Stunner). Loving every bit about it, including the colourscheme. But me being me, would probably have added just that touch of red with the poinsettias ('cos I just can't resist red) :-)
And then having added the red, would have thought "Sue's more classy".

Hugs, Rose

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous Christmas card so beautiful in the monochrome colour stunning.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Cathie Weary said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the black and white. It is so clean looking. Your attention to detail is wonderful. Would love to win this. Have a great day

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a lovely card - black and white is one of my favourites
Doreen R

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love the design and the dies are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful and great design Sue.
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
What a fab giveaway card so pleased to see another's Christmas card.
With love Michelle xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Great black & whiite card - thank you for offering it to us. It would be a real treat to win.

nattyboots said...

Rosemary once the meds kick in you will feel so much better ,sending you big gentle hugs

Elaine H X

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love it. I have the dies to make this and can see it in other colours as well.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful and very elegant.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Sue, How Can You Bare To Part With Today's Exceptional Christmas Card I Love The
Colour Palette, My Kind Of Colours Plus I'm Very Lucky To Have These Particular Cutting Dies
You've Created A Phenomenal Christmas Card.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Black Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Vellum"
"Creative Expression White Self Adhesive Pearls"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Specialists Acrylic Glue"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson's Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Cutting Die" - From The Festive Collection
"Sue Wilson's Holly Lattice Frame Cutting Dies" - From The Festive Collection
"Sue Wilson's Holly Swirl Cutting Die" - From The Festive Collection
"Sue Wilson's Poinsettias Additions Cutting Dies" - From The Festive Collection
Sue, You Started Today's Magical Card By Cutting The Twinkle Star Background Out Of Coconut White Card, You
Then Backed It With Black Card.
You Then Used The Holly Lattice Frame Die To Cut Out The Aperture In The Centre Of The Background, You Added
Mounting Foam To The Back To Add Dimension.
Sue, Then You Used The Same Twinkle Star Background This Time Cutting It Out Of Vellum Then You Glued It To
A Piece Of Coconut White Card Using The Acrylic Glue, You Placed The Aperture Over It.
Then Using The Double Pierced Noble Squares You Cut A Multi Layered Square Black/Coconut White Frame
You Added Mounting Foam To Your Frame Then Added It To Your Aperture Piece.
Sue, You Cut Your Sentiment Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Several Times, Stacking Them For
Dimension Then Using Acrylic Glue You Glued Into The Centre Of The Aperture Opening.
Sue, You Then Made Three Exquisite Poinsettia Flowers Making The Solid Part Of The Poinsettias Out Of
Coconut White Card Then The Outline In Black Card, They Look Superb Extremely Striking, Adding Pearls To The Centre Of
The Poinsettias. You Placed Them In The Corner With The Beautiful Holly Swirls, Cut Out Of Black Card As Accents.
You Added Your Background To A Piece Of Coconut White Card With Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Then You Added A Black/Coconut White Mat/Layer This Completed Today's Magnificent Masterpiece.
Like All Your Wonderful Blog Members I'd Love To Win Today's Fabulous Gift, But At Least I Have The Cutting Dies
To Try I Did Say Try....... Lol!!!!! To Replicate
Sue, Thank You So Very Much For Your Kindness/Generosity, Your Such A Caring Person
Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs πŸ€—
Love From Sam xxx
Good Luck πŸ€πŸ€žTo The Lucky Winner Of Wednesday Exceptional Gift Card..........

"Sue Wilson's Twinkle Star Background Cutting Die" - From The Background Collection
"Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares Cutting Dies" - From The Noble Collection

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, another fabulous card. I saw this on my way to work this morning and have been singing the Christmas song with that line in it all day. Love this card stunning as always x

STELLA MUNN said...

This is great Sue. Definitely one I'll use for inspiration. Thank you xx

Vie Carter said...

Just beautiful

Vie
x

Yorkie girl said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Wow Sue what a wonderful giveaway card it is gorgeous and whoever wins it is going to be absoloutly over the moon
It's a stunner
Pam not good that you are unwell its always the same when you have time off i wish you a speedy recovery sweetheart
Rosemary all i can say is at least you have a diagnosis and epilepsy is manageable with the right meds i send you big and gentle hugs one day at a time eh x
Elaine i hope you get the door situation sorted like you say with your new neighbour being in a wheelchair they must be thinking of doing something fingers crossed
Donita your post made me laugh the thought of you climbing in the window lol. Things can only get better hopefully
Well I have got something to finish off in my craft room so i will send my usual hugs to one and all
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Pat PATRICIAH said...

What an elegant card. Thank you for sharing. X

Pat PATRICIAH said...

What an elegant card. Thank you for sharing. X

June Fletcher said...

WOW, WOW, WOW Sue. A truly beautiful card, I love it

June x

Eunice said...

What a spectacular card!!! Love it.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your black and white cards are always so dramatic. And your Christmas card today is no exception. Love all those layers!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. I really like the dies you have used and the framing. Black and white always works well. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

barbara macaskill said...

Scooby Dooby Doo! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ this amazing black and white Christmas confection! Absolute perfection! Would love to see this every day! 🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞 πŸ˜πŸ’žπŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’žπŸ˜ TFS!

Dawn Holben said...

sue this is stunning and elegant.
I don't usually go for black on christmas cards but i absolutely love it on this card.
I love the stars in the background.

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. I don't have any of the dies but they are on my wish list. Thank you for sharing this. Rosemary I hope your meds start working soon. Hope you feel better soon Pam. Take care and echoing all your comments.

Anne Prescott said...

Love this card Sue. Very modern and I love black and white, very elegant. Anne x

Laura O' Connor said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the black and white star background. Laura O

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Oooooooh I so love black n white. So classy.
Can't go wrong with the colour combo.
Stunning x

sharon casey said...

Hi Sue and all the Wilsonettes
what a stunning Wednesday giveaway card, I would definitely love to win one of your cards one day it would take pride of place, good luck everyone.
Well have picked up some bug and not feeling to good the last couple of days so keeping this short and sweet.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that are poorly and special ones to Pam get well soon xx

Take care all
Love
Sharon
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great card! I would love to win it.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Viki Banaszak said...

This is amazing I love the black and white you used.

Paul said...

I am SOOOO going to have to give a Black and White Christmas card a go this year! Looks amazing.I have the star background and ashamed to say it hasn't been used yet. I know, despicable!
Keep the inspiration flowing,
Paul

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

You know my personal opinion about using black on cards but somehow, I like this one. Maybe you are right, black and white give the modern look, we don’t have always to go for the traditional red and green for Christmas. To be honest I don’t think I will like this card using traditional colors. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card that will make happy one person on Saturday. Good luck everyone!

Pam – Sorry to hear you are not well. Please take care of yourself. Wish you a speedy recovery. A big hug from Canada for you.
Rosemary – Oh dear. I really hoped for good news. So sorry to hear about your diagnosis. As you said, could be worse. Epilepsy is manageable with the right medication. I have a co-worker with epilepsy, but not everybody in our company is aware of this because he looks healthy and he didn’t have any episode at work. He’s not driving indeed, but he’s doing a normal life. He has a beautiful, healthy 2 years old boy and they are planning to have another child.
Sending you a gentle hug and don’t forget, we are here for you.
Donita – You made me laugh, sorry. Hope your day got better.
Elaine – I think everything will be OK regarding the door situation. Glad to hear about Andrew and Mary. Sending hugs to you and to your loved ones.
Fluffycat – I understand what you and your hubby are going thru. A stoke can change drastically your life and affects everybody life around you. All the best to both of you.
Sharon C.- Feel better soon. If a hug will help, I am sending one to you. Take care.
Paul – Welcome back!

Be happy & healthy,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

ursula said...

Wow, black and white for Christmas, looks stunning....luv Ursula xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Absolute stunner and beautiful in monochrome...

liz spooner said...

Really stunning colour combo. Not one I would have thought of for Christmas.xx

CraftyJo said...

Love black and white :)

Narrowboat girl said...

Back from our holidays, washing in & no time to relax & read through all the posts I have missed.
Love this card, wouldn't have thought of using black & white for Christmas but it works for me

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Black and white is so elegant, love it.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Love this stunning card, and the Vellum flowers are absolutely gorgeous.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Theresa Pace said...

fab monochrome. love it, hugs xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card - I'm sure the lucky recipient will treasure it.
Pam, sorry to hear you're not very well, hope you feel better soon xx
Donita, wow what a day! Hope it got better!! Xx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a treat to have one of your fabulous Christmas creations as the weekly giveaway, you do spoil us all Sue:-)
I LOVE monochrome Chrizzy cards, i use milk and black quite often in my own designs and always end up keeping at least one of them for myself to display at home. The card design is inspired and one that I will definitely be 'borrowing ' when I eventually get my own cards up and running....particularly love the Starry Background, cutting it in vellum is inspired! Beautiful card, someone is going to be very pleased when their name is announced on Saturday, good luck ladies....and gentleman:-)
I do hope that my comment hasn't caused any unnecessary shock or alarm, I'm aware that it has been some time since i have appeared but life has been a challenge of sorts for me of late and as a result i have been unable to comment:-(
I have really missed my daily dose of Sues marvels and of all the Blog gossip....I am woefully uninformed on this count so apologies if i am not up to speed yet, i will try my best to keep up:-)
Briefly, just to keep you in the loop, i had Keratitis in both eyes....ulcers on the iris....for a number of weeks and was unable to see properly. I had to wear sunglasses because of the sensitivity to light and everything was out of focus and blurry. I was sent to the hospital for treatment and given steroid eyedrops which eventually worked a treat.
Just as my eyes were healing i had a series of migraines and a sickness virus then last week i had some surgery on two cancerous lesions on my chest and back...the surgery went smoothly however the chest wound has gone septic and has needed further treatment:-(
So, hence my lengthy absence. I see that others have been having health troubles, Pam, i do hope you feel better soon, particularly since it has coincided with your holiday, take care and look after yourselfxxx
Rosemarie, sorry to hear your diagnosis, don't be scared though, ive had epilepsy for 24 years now and you find that in time and with the help of medication you will adapt and still be able to lead a full and happy life, good luckxxx
Elaine, have you been having trouble with your neighbour again? I'm glad that it has quietened down though, hopefully peace will reign. Wishing Andrew wellxxx
Donita, time to get yourself a dedicated carer methinks, before you do something really weird or stupid:-) What? Who mentioned age/dementia?
Carmen, what a lovely holiday, i am sooo jealous:-) Congrats on your Anniversary, your hubby deserves a medal after all those years!:-), not just a bottle of bubbly and fancy meal!
Myra and Maureen, i have really missed your banter girls, hope you are both wellxxx
Love and hugs to all my besties on the blog, keeping it relatively short and sweet for today...he'd to ease myself back in i think!

Love and crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue what a fabulous give away card I love it!
Pam so sorry you are unwell whilst on holiday it's strange but that often happens! I hope you will soon be feeling better
Rosemary that must have been a shock to be diagnosed with epilepsy I'm so sorry, but at least it is an ailment that can be treated and once the medication kicks in hopefully you will feel much better sending you big caring hugs
Dawn sorry to hear you have a bad back I hope you get that appointment soon
Donita what a nightmare day it's odd that once one thing goes wrong in a day other calamities happen I hope you have a better day tomorrow
Elaine with someone moving in next door who has to use a wheelchair surely your entrances will have to be appropriate for your needs
Sending good wishes to all

Sherry said...

beautiful!!! thanks for a chance to win it!

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Black and White - so elegant Sue, love the background and the gorgeous poinsettia dies, beautiful card.
Cheers.
Di B.x
Tasmania.

Nanny Jo said...

Stunning, Sue! Black and white are not colours you would normally associate with Christmas...but this works so well!!! Jo xxx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Lovely card Sue even in White and Black but for me it has to
be Red and Green for most of my seasonal cards.
Do need the Indonesian dies though, they are beautiful

Pam, Sharon, Dawn, Rosemary, Cheryl, Laine (nice to see you back) and
to anyone else not good, I wish you all better and happier days and
sending healing hugs.
Donita, hope your day got better. what are you like Lol
Carmen, wonderful memories. Love going to Canada one day.
This summer ?? yes what summer, is absolutely awful for us
with fibromyalgia and SAD so have had better days. I also having
the knee keyhole on Monday and shoulder needling on Thursday so
a busy week at hospitals.

Take care everyone,
Maria x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm very late again! Please don't tell Elaine as she will give me a telling off!!
I love today's card! I think I'd have to give it to another crafter if I made it as I'm not sure the monochrome would be to everyone's taste but personally I think it's gorgeous! I have to say I ordered the Holly Swirl and it really is lovely. I've cut lots of them! It is so stylish.
Donita - I hope the day ended better than it began! You did make me laugh! None of these things would ever happen to me of course!! If you believe that you will believe anything!
Rosemary - sorry about your news but as others have said once you get used to the medication you will learn to live with it! According to someone I know well - avoid getting overtired and don't get too hungry. Regular meals are important! Hope you manage well.
Laine - I've missed you!! Boy oh boy - you don't do things by halves my dear! What a time you have had! I'm so pleased your eyes are better though - that must have been a bit scary to say the least! I will try to be nice for a few days! I can you know!!
Pam - sorry you are unwell on your holiday! Not fair! Sending a hug or two in your direction too!
I've got to call it a day!
Thank you Sue,
Love to everyone , Myra ( Friend of Maureen!" ) xx

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card today. I think black and white are going to be big colours this year. Best Wishes,Arlyn

Marion Scott said...

Hi Sue, this card is a stunner. I love monochrome but wouldn't have thought of doing a Christmas card in black and white, it is gorgeous.
Marion S x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a stunner Sue, never would have thought of this and now my mind is on overtime. Thanks for sharing hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Marie said...

A very beautiful and elegant card Sue. I wouldn't personally use it as a Christmas card and I ask myself "Why not?" but don't get an answer.
I am missing doing my cards at the moment in my effort to keep the house tidy. Not had any viewers this week so perhaps I'll make a couple of cards today.

So sorry for all those feeling poorly. Take a healing hug from me.

Unknown said...

Just love black and white - this works really well for a Christmas greeting.

Jan L
in Sheffield

Mavis L said...


HI sue. What a beautiful black and white Christmas card. Love it. and would
love to own. Mavis x

Pawprintx4 said...

I personally adore this card but some on my list would be puzzled by the black & white for Christmas, their loss. If I won, they wouldn't be getting it any way.
Donita! You have an interesting life. Hope everyone gets well soon and all, have a good day.
Stephanie K
SC/USA