Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello there my crafty friends!  I have a lovely star shaker card for today's card offering!  I started by cutting a star aperture out of a piece of antique gold card.  I embossed the background with the Twinkle Twinkle embossing folder to give it texture.  I prepared the star treat cup by adding some gold stars and some clear micro beads.  From a bit of trial and error, I learned that the stars are very static so if you add some micro beads, they will keep the stars from sticking to the treat cup and obscuring the design behind it.  I sealed it with a piece of acetate glued to the back, then inserted it to the aperture and taped the edges to the back of the card.  I cut the inside of the Poinsettia Star die in red and backed it in gold, then attached it behind the star treat cup.  I cut the outer ring of the star using both the cutting edges and glued it over the top of the treat cup.  I stamped my sentiment and embossed it in gold, then cut it out with the Pierced Flag die.  I cut three poinsettias and coated the petals with Red Glitter Kiss.  I assembled them and added them around the star.  Gold Holly Swirl pieces were added as accents.  White, red and gold mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9" in size.  Leave me a comment if you would like a chance to win this one.  The drawing winner will be posted on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, lovely for the giveaway.
Elaine, I hope Andrew manages to get some rest during his week at the caravan. It is really bad that the council are still putting cost before a tenants safety and security. Methinks you need big guns on your side, time for your MP to step up. Moving to another flat is not the answer for you.
Yvonne, lovely to see your post. I'm sorry that you are having all of these problems, there is nothing worse than not sleeping properly. Hope you feel better soon.
I too had a peek at the new launch, thanks Sam for the tip, it's delightful, now the excitement mounts.
Lesley spoke to work yesterday, she is taking my sick certificate in today, so they didn't ring me. We are supposed to keep in contact 1 per week, they are totally exceeding that. I may have to get in touch with the Union if this persists.
Kelly came over with Dave the puppy last night, he is such a curious little dog. We walked him round the close on his leader although I suspect Kelly was walking me more than him
Hugs to all especially our poorly and missing friends.

Denise Bryant said...

Elegant card! Love the colors and textures! Beautiful details!

Geordie Jan said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning card, love the whole card, the star is so pretty and the poinsettias with glitter kiss on them really set this card off. I've just git some red glitter kiss and will be using it on all my Christmas flowers. Thank you for the inspiration xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow love it Sue, it is so in your face and gorgeous. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

JAO said...

Very ornate, lovely bet it looks amazing in person.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really gorgeous card for the giveaway. Perfect colours for the design, red and gold is so rich and opulent. Have a great day all. Bx said...

Morning Sue.
Wow a beautiful card Thank you.
Good luck all.
Sue I have just seen a preview of your new die and stamp set, they are all brilliant.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a real Christmassy card today, lots of gold and sparkle, love it.

Yes Sue I have seen the new release, wow, I have already pre-ordered a couple that I simply MUST HAVE, yes what am I like......don't answer that.

Pam I reiterate all you have said, so pleased that Lesley is on the case for you, but I believe their policy of contact 1 a week is wrong, if you have a sick not for 3 weeks why should they want to talk to you in between times, that to me is harassment. So pleased you were able to have a little walk with Dave too. Hope you are feeling a little better today.

Off to Craft club today then we are all going out for lunch afterwards to celebrate my birthday which is on Sunday, looking forward to that.

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

DeCor said...

A BEAUTIFUL card today Sue! Love the poinsettia star with the treat cup. A re as l Wow card to send someone!

DeCor said...

A BEAUTIFUL card today Sue! Love the poinsettia star with the treat cup. A re as l Wow card to send someone!

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card for the giveaway, so bright. Just what we need with all the miserable weather we've been having.
Thoughts and prayers to all in need.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
What a fabulous card for some lucky crafter to win.The stars in the treat cup look lovely (thanks for the micro beads tip).
Jan x

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

A gorgeous card xx

rosiejt said...

Fantastic card! I'd love to see one of the treat cups close up.

hollyberry said...

An amazing card for the give away this week. Elegant and gorgeous colours. Love this one.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, what a fabulous Christmas card you have chosen to giveaway, it is truly gorgeous.
I too have seen your new release and both the dies and stamps are beautiful. Decisions will have to be made!
Marion S x

hazel young said...

Breathe taking card Sue love love love it xx hazel

TDQ Karen said...

Wow what a stunning card, I love the vibrancy xx

Chris Curry said...

Love this card, so special. Lucky person who wins it. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue
A fabulous card for the giveaway.
Catherine V94 xx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Stunning. Love this.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
gorgeous card, there will be a very happy lucky winner of this one,that's for sure.
Colours right up my street!
Hugs, Rose

PharmacyMichele said...

Wow-stunning card, its gorgeous.


CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. This is a fabulously stunning card. The colours are so opulent and the tip for using micro beads to help with the static is inspired.
Pan, glad your daughter is on the case but I agree that it's time to get the union involved. You have a sick note, there is no reason for the managers to need to contact you. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

June Horrocks said...

This is a beauty sue this is Christmas a gift for anyone who receives this beauty thank you
Love June xxxxxxxx

BenteS said...

Beautiful and elegant.
Lucky the one to win this :))

karenlotty said...

Lovely card Thank you for the tip about using microbeads with the stars in the treat cup!

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card.
B xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, opulent and elegant card. It is stunning! Great tip about using the micro beads too - thank you.
Pam, glad that Lesley is on the case! I know when I had my knee done originally I was still teaching. I had a sick note for 3 months and every month I had to have a sickness review. The head did one of them on the phone which I later found out was out of order, the other two I had to go into school for them. My sicknote was extended for a couple of weeks and the head was awful about it and tried to bully me so I involved the union and I have to say, the bullying suddenly stopped and the head was really helpful!! He got the shock of his life when the union contacted him! It might work for you too , I hope so anyway. Just concentrate on getting better xx
Sending love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

SueJ said...

WOW what a great giveaway card, it is gorgeous. Really striking. Thanks Sue.

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and the Lucky Few,

Is it the silky red poinsettias, the gold Holly Swirls, the tiny, well-adjusted (not clingy) stars in the treat cup, the embossed star background, the poinsettia star behind the treat cup or the rich gold, red and white that make this so joyous, so abundant, so promising of wishes fulfilled at Christmas? Yes! Somebody's going to get an early present this year.

I'm psyched to peek at the new collection. Here's a hint to newcomers: Click on the advertiser embedded in Sue's blog. Then look for new products or Sue's name.

Happy Birthday June Smith to you and your twin. I hope everyone gives you something from your wish list!

Glad to hear from Princess Pixie and that Dave is seeing to Grandma Pam's exercise level.

Marion Scott, you've coined a rallying cry: "Decisions will have to be made!"


Val Jones said...

Very Pretty Sue. Just love the glitter in the shaker element.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. What a stunning card. It looks very regal and fit for a queen. But then all your cards do. I love all the swirly holly. Someone is going to be very lucky. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely adorable!!!
I love the star dies and can't wait till my friends see their cards this year!!

Krafty Runner x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

A very festive sample today, the Glittered Kiss gives a really rich finish to the flowers, a very pleasing card.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Crafty Cruiser said...

Wow - a very elegant and opulent card for the giveaway. Gorgeous!
Doreen R

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card today. Everything about it is gorgeous. Someone will be over the moon to win this one.

Barbara V

Suemac said...

A very festive Christmas card

Tressa said...

A gorgeous card. Very opulent indeed.

Oh yes Sue! Those stars are full of static as a trail of them in a certain craft room you know well can attest. I left a trail in the gym I frequent after making samples and had to apologise for brightening up their floor! They are worth the effort of using them though, as your card shows. I like the idea of adding microbeads in the treat cup, I guess the friction between the two products helps to keep them separate.


Magic Maggie said...

This is sooooo pretty. Gorgeous.


Maggie (Yorkite)

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
This is a stunner... what a gorgeous christmas card.
Rolf xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Totally scrumptuous!...and I bet it looks even more wowsome in the hand, especially those Glitter Kissed poinsettias...

I am NOT going to look at the previews of the new dies because I just know that resistance will be futile so why tempt myself, I'd rather wait for your "official" launch...


gwen70 said...

Wow wonderful card, love it

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

What a fabulous Wednesday giveaway card....I not the biggest fan of the shaker, but this works beautifully and the post is very opulent and perfect for Christmas....

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunningly beautiful, love it.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, someone is going to be very lucky
Weather here today is horrendous, so a lovely day at home crafting is in order.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a stunning card it's really gorgeous from start to finish loving the colours anyone would love to win this and treasure it.

I tried to find where to look at the new dies but cant find it? anyone helppppp thank you xx

Pam hope your feeling a little better today, lets hope your work get the message and leave you alone, sending love and healing hugs to you xx

Love and healing hugs to all that are poorly or in need xx

Have a good day all

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful Christmas card. Very opulent in the antique gold card. Gorgeous red glitter kissed poinsettias.

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous card, love the flowers and swirls x

doreenj said...

A stunning card, the winner will be a very
happy bunny!!!!
Seen the new launch; wonderful!!!
Glad to hear you've been "walkies" with Dave,
Pam,a breathe of fresh air is lovely,

Doreen x

JennyH said...

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another wonderful card for someone to win. It is so rich and opulent and the poinsettias are amazing.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, a very regal treat for us all. I must check my stash as I don't think I have red glitter kiss and these poinsettias really look gorgeous. I do like a poinsettia on my Christmas card and a touch of sparkle would be perfect. Thank you for sharing the treat cup tip, it's always good to know these things. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. I think your daughter should keep the union up to date with the current situation, if only for your peace of mind. Good to hear you got some fresh air walking Dave xxx
June enjoy your lunch out after craft club xxx

dizy said...

Lovely card x

hettygarlick said...

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

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. A WOW card this morning , its stunning . The rich gold and red makes the card so expensive.
The back ground works so well also but I have to say I love the poinsettias finished with glitter kiss. Who ever wins the card will treasure it.
Crafty hugs to all... Wendy

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What an absolute stunning card! I love everything about it especially the holly swirl die and the glitter kiss coated petals.
Hugs x
Heather T

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a really stunning card today. It looks so rich and opulent. Had a sneak peek at your new release, need to win the Lotto.

Pam don't let your work bully you. Do get your Union involved it might just make them take notice. Pleased to hear that Dave took you for a little walk, so sweet, your daughters must be very worried about you. X X

Love Rosemarie X X

cheryl brown said...

Hi Sue,

A very bright Christmassy card to delight me this morning. Definitely a WOW WOW WOW card.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW WOW WOW This is a gorgeous card i love everything about it. It's so rich looking with the red and gold colours. The big holly swirl makes such a statment with it been large. Will definitely will be having a try at making this one. Someone is going to be so lucky winning this beauty.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very rich & opulent card today. Yvonne xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Ohh wow. What a beautiful card Sue I love your flowers 🌺
I also have been looking at your new collection there are some gorgeous designs I will need to get
And it's a giveaway. Good luck all
Hugs to all that need one
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Christine said...

Wow, a beautiful card, so shiny and sparkling, anyone would be thrilled to receive it.
Thanks for the chance of winning it, fingers crossed (though that makes crafting difficult).
Christine (Andypandy) x

Dipstick said...

Hi Sue and everyone. I love this card and have all the "ingredients" to make it . It is so opulent, and the traditional gold and red is lovely. The tip about microbeads is genius.
Pam so glad you managed a walk with Dave. Pets are truly a big help when you are not feeling well. Hope you are a little better today.sending love and hugs
Donita will have a sneaky peak at Sue's new launch later today hope you are well sending love and hugs.
Elaine glad you have an appointment for John do take care of yourself as well sending big hugs and love to you all. Hope Andrew is feeling brighter today.
Crewe Trish hope you are well sending love and hugs as usual. Well today I increase my meds for my Epilepsy. Hope no side effects. Love and hugs to all my Wilsonett friends xxxxxxxxxxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This card is amazing and so opulent and would certainly make a statement at Christmas I must admit to taking a sneak preview of your new collection because I will be away during your launch I am a lover of anything square so I am in seventh heaven thank you Sue.
Pam walkies with Dave sounded just what you needed will you have to go back to work before your operation I would have a word with your gp about it and tell him or her about the problems you have encountered.Have a lovely day everyone especially June have a lovely meal

Dipstick said...

Hi Sue and everyone
I have put a post on here but it seems to have vanished !!! Love the card Sue .
Love and hugs to all especially my besties xxxxxxxxxxx

nattyboots said...

A very beautiful Christmas card Sue , Good luck to all.

Pam so pleased you managed to get a little walk ,as for your workplace they are a joke ,you really don't need the hassle especially now you are poorly . Andrew feels a little better today.

PP thank you for your kind words, i really hope you get some much needed sleep and feel better soon ,xxx.

Thank you Carmen ,i hope all is well with you xx

Rosemary Don't worry i am on the case ,we are hoping to see the council in between appointments we have so many between us John and i it is unreal lol. You take care now xx

Crewe Trish sending hugs to you and yours ,xx

Hugs to all poorly and missing friends .
Elaine H X

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, my first words when I saw this card were "Ooooh, that's nice". It's a lovely card to give away. Now all I need is to be very, very lucky, lol. Good kuck everyone. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

SassySaz said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, great tip about the micro beads - thanks xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I just love this card. The colours are so rich.
I am in the middle of making a glitter card with the robin die and I am really enjoying it.
Evis M.

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. The shaker star is amazing. I would love to win this card as I expect everyone would. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is a stunning shaker card, and very uplifting, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card you've shown today. Love the gold and red you've used.

ursula said...

Another real Christmas beauty today Sue, it is and red are always favourite colours for Christmas for this really stands out as a favourite....luv Ursula xx

Owlish said...

Another great card very Christmassy

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous very rich and opulent card today, definitely one for the special people in our lives. Great tip about the micro beads to prevent the static in the treat cup plus it will make more noise when shaken!

Pam - glad you got to have a walk with Dave, I'm sure it did you both good :-)
PP - hope you continue to improve, Laine is missing again now and it would be good to have you both back together.
Rosemary - hope the increased meds have the right effect.

Good Luck to everyone in the draw for this beautiful card.


Mavis L said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. love the colouring on the flowers.
Love to win. Mavis L x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so luxurious and regal

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. This is a gorgeous Christmas card. A joy to receive. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a fantastic Giveaway Card!
I would love to win it!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Laura O said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card today sue. So luxurious looking. Laura O

Unknown said...

Morning Sue

When I saw today's card it actually took my breath away! It is so beautiful! How wonderful to received this

June x

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, what a rich opulent card, its beautiful and really shouts Christmas, whoever wins this card will be very lucky.

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
All I Can Say Is Someone Is Going To Be Extremely Happy Winning Today's Wednesday Gift Card
It's Just Magnificent I Love The Exceptional Cutting Dies, Plus The Fabulous Accessories You've Used For
Today's Outstanding Christmas Card.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Red/Antique Gold Pearl Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Acetate"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Specialists Acrylic Glue"
"Creative Expression Self Adhesive White Pearls"
"Creative Expression Gold Star's"
"Creative Expression Clear Micro Beads"
"Creative Expression Red Glitter Kiss" (Superb Product)
"Creative Expression Gold Embossing Powder"
"Creative Expression Star Treat Cup"
"Creative Expression Designed By Sue Wilson Twinkle Twinkle Embossing Folder"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson's Poinsettia Star Cutting Dies" From The Festive Collection
"Sue Wilson's Poinsettias Flower Cutting Dies" From The Festive Collection
"Sue Wilson's Holly Swirls Cutting Dies" From The Festive Collection
"Sue Wilson's Pierced Flags Cutting Dies" From The Festive Collection
Sue, You Started Today's Rich/Opulent Christmas Card By Cutting Out An Aperture Out Of The Exceptional
Antique Gold Pearl Card, This Card Is Just So Scrumptious.
You Then Embossed It Using The Exceptional Twinkle Twinkle Embossing Folder To Bring Texture To The Background
Sue, You The Prepared The Star Treat Cup, By Adding Gold Stars/Clear Micro Beads, You Mentioned Through
Trial/Error You Learnt That The Stars Are Extremely Static So You Mentioned By Adding Micro Beads To This Will
Stop The Star's From Sticking, (Great Tip👍) Also Obscuring The Design Within The Treat Cup.
You Then Sealed Your Treat Cup With Acetate Glued To The Back, Then Inserted To The Aperture You Taped
The Edges To The Back Of The Card, You Then Cut Out The Poinsettia Star Cutting Die In Red Backed In Gold
Sue, You Then Attached It Behind The Star Treat Cup, You Cut Out The Outer Ring Of The Star By Using Both
Cutting Edges Then Glued It Over The The Top Of The Treat Cup.
You Stamped Your Sentiment Then Heat Embossed In Gold, Then Cut It Out Using One Of The Pierced Flags Dies
You Cut Three Exquisite Poinsettia Flowers Out Then You Added Glitter Kiss To The Petals (Scrumptious Product)
Sue, You Then Assembled Them Adding A Pearl Within The Centre Of The Poinsettias, Also Adding Gold Holly Swirls
As Accents, You Then Placed Your Background Using Mounting Foam To A Piece Of Coconut White Card
With Your Famous/Signature/Piercing Then Adding A Flat Red/Antique Gold/Coconut White Mat/Layer That You'd
Glued Into Place.
Sue, Thank You For Yet Another Magnificent Christmas Card Also The Daily Inspiration Which I Truly Appreciate
Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
Pam, Because I Don't Comment About Your Illness Doesn't Mean I Don't Care, Just A Word I Was Part Of A Senior
Management Team For Many Years "It's Against The Law The Way They Are Treating You" I Worked For My Company
For Over Twenty Years Without A Day Off, Then Sadly I Had Two Brain Aneurysms (Totally Recovered Now) My Boss
Who I Looked Up To Changed Overnight, But My General Practitioner Got Involved So He Had To Stop, Enough Of That
Take Care Pam.
Good Luck 🍀🤞Everyone For Today's Masterpiece I Like Everyone Would Love To Win..........................

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A really festive card for your Wednesday Giveaway. I love it and as well as the Star Treat Cup I love the look of the Red poinsettia against the Gold Holly Swirl die.
Lesley S x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm sorry I didn't comment yesterday but we were out all day and I forgot when I got home!
Today's card is gorgeous! I particularly love the red poinsettias enhanced with the glitter kiss. They almost look satin like on my screen!
I've Pinned it and I have a feeling it will be re-pinned many times.
I like what you have done with the Treat Cups but they are just not for me. Don't know why I just never make or buy shaker cards. Good job we are all different. However - this is the classiest shaker card I've ever seen!
Pam - take care - glad you went " walkies!" Yesterday! Your daughter will look after you! I think she has the bit between her teeth now!!
I need to read everyone's comments! Sorry! Will try to catch up tomorrow, all being well!
Love to all, Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xxx

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! This is stunning!! Love the red poinsettias! Such a pretty card.

gailgale said...

This is one GORGEOUS CARD!!!!
One of the prettiest Christmas cards I have ever seen.
Who ever wins this one is very blessed!!!
Thank you for all you do!!!
And all you give us!!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I am really blown away by this card. Quite apart from all the scrummy dies and embossing folders that you have used, I really love the warm colours and so the sentiment is really appropriate.


Sue MacFall said...

Hello Sue and thank you for offering this stunning card to us - what a treat to receive this !
I can't see me giving this to anyone, I just love it.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous and elegant Sue
Gr Karin

Wacki Macky said...

What a beautiful card Sue, I LOVE IT! the colours and combination is just great and the dies look marvellous.

Thank you so much for the card today you daily inspiration.

Love all of what you do!

Luv Pearl xxx

Janice K said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful, bright, opulent design that allows the recipient to have great fun with the shaker element.x

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue, when I saw this card on FB 3 words came to mind, Beautiful, Opulent & Elegant, the same three words used by Alimecca! But what more can I say. Everyone will be so envious of the lucky winner! Thank you!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
What's not to love about this card, it has it all a shaker Christmas card with gorgeous glitter kiss poinsettia, love it
Pam echoing you as always and glad your daughter is putting a stop to work harassing you when you are ill xx
Elaine good to hear Andrew feeling better today and I hope the council can help with the door situation xx

Love and hugs to everyone

Suzzette Yandle said...

Gorgeous card, shinny, shinny, and shaky, shaky. A true UK sized card, too. Great suggestion for adding the clear microbeads to the inside of the shaker cup to shop the sequins from sticking. Hoping I am the winner of this card!

Unknown said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a gorgeously opulent design, classic Christmas colours working together with your fabulous dies to create a vision of loveliness. It is clear to me that i will have to invest in the star dies quick smart if i want to create similar pieces, i have almost all of your festive release now but these are sadly missing from my collection, not for long though! Good luck my fellow Wilsonettes, one of us is in for a real treat on Saturday, a sample that truly deserves to be framed and displayed with pride.
Ive had a couple of frantic days filled with shopping, GP appointment, a much needed hairdresser make over, opticians, friends popping by, the list goes on....i am currently avoiding cleaning the wooden floors by posting my comment having finally gotten my priorities right!
I am feeling pretty excited at the minute having just been informed by Yvonne that the new collection is on display for pre ordering....she does have her uses at times:-) I wont spoil the surprise for the likes of Izzy by giving the game away but i just have to say that there are a number of designs that i am ecstatic to see, the launch is going to be awesome! I am very concerned about the future state of my bank balance however, purchasing all of my desired pieces is surely going to bankrupt me....not only that, i will really have to prove to my Mum that i actually need more dies, a challenge considering this year has seen my craft room gathering dust as I struggle to find my mojo. I am hoping that some Christmas card creating will shake me from my malaise though, what better way to encourage you back into creating.
Pam, i am appalled by the attitude and practises of your managers, what is clearly a case of gross harassment cannot be allowed to happen when you have a valid sick note from your GP. Get in touch with your Union, you need to be able to recuperate without this interference....well done to your daughter for dealing with their bullying but she needs official help if it persists. Glad you were well enough to get a little fresh air with Dave, hopefully it will do you the world of good. Take care sweetiexxx
Frances, Yvonne and I seem to pass like ships in the night at the moment, miss the banter but even I cant bring myself to kick a dog when it is down:-), she clearly isnt up to any verbal volleyball at the minute, will have to bide my time until she is fighting fit again. How are the girls and Pippin doing at the moment?
Carmen, do you want to fill Yvonne's shoes whilst she is out of action? Can you stand the pace and severity or are you too much of a big girls blouse to cope?:-) Prehaps rather than relying on the unlikelihood of a lottery win to fund our die addiction, we should form an international crime cartel to raise the necessary funds.....i could be the Don and you could be my enforcer/henchman? Just a thought....
Myra, get you, trying to pretend that you actually have a social life:-) Hope that you are well honeyxxx
Elaine, thinking of you and your lovely familyxxx
Rosemary, good luck with the increase in your medication.
June, hope you had a lovely birthday lunchxxx
Sending hugs to my besties, including Yvonne, Donita, Maureen, Saba, Norah, Pat, Theresa, P, and many morexxx

Love and crafty hugs


Brawny x said...

So much detail Sue. A feast for the eyes...great cardvz

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, so classy

Lori from Canada

Judy Hollers said...

Seing this festive card has perked me up this morning and put a smile on my face. The recipient of this card will be so happy to receive such a beautiful and festive card. I know I would be!

Yvonne19856 said...

A stunning card Sue. I love everything about it. And I think the idea of adding microbeads in the shaker part is brilliant. It's something that I really never thought of doing myself. Thank you for the inspiration. Good luck everyone. Xxx

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card, gold and red together always so rich together, such a beautiful combination.
Thanking you as always for your brilliant inspirational, hugs Brenda XXX

barbara macaskill said...

Fabulously festive card today! I love all the gold, the sparkles and the bright, fresh pop of red! Absolutely breathtaking and scrumptious! This would look beautiful framed in a glass covered shadow box on my wall! TFS!

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card, love the poinsettia

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous gorgeous card,very festive,love everything about it & a good tip as well,
Feeling better today,so hopefully on the mend,still going to be weeks till I get to my craft room absolutely no good on crutches !!!!!!
Glad to hear you got out with Dave Pam,
Best wishes
Karen M

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. I love this die set and you have used my favourite embossing folder. I used them both to make my Daughters Birthday Card last week, lol. Had I seen this earlier I would have copied it. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

liz spooner said...

Love this card it is really pretty and the red makes it pop.xx

Littlelamb said...

Gorgeous card Sue and I am sure everyone will want to be the winner. Thank you for sharing and so generous to give it away. Take care Pam and echoing all your comments. Hugs to all who need them.

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!
Love everything about it.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Simply stunning!!
Rosemary xx

Dawn Holben said...

Wow what a fab Christmas card for a give away.
I love this card and the gorgeous start die, i have got the other star die
and need to get this too and the treet cups so must have a try at this card.
I really like the richness of the red and gold too.

Sharon in California said...

A stunning card. I especially love the swirl accents. I've learned so much from your blog posts, so thank you!

Theresa said...

one twinkly lush! hugs xx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Who won’t love to win this card? It has perfect colors and design. It is elegant and looks expensive. It has many details working beautifully together. I wish to be the winner of this stunning card and all I can say is that the lucky winner is going to be over the moon. Good luck all!

Marie – So sorry for your loss. 14 years ago, or a few days ago, the pain is still in a mother’s heart for the rest of her life. You always can share details of good and not so great moments of your life.You’ll find here many shoulders when you are down and we’ll be happy for you when you are happy. You sold the house … congratulations are in order, right? How do you feel? Happy, relived, sad?
Pam – Glad that Lesley is helping you. Hope you are feeling better today.
June – Hope you enjoyed your lunch out after craft club.
Elaine - Good to hear Andrew had a better day, hopefully today was better than yesterday. I am OK, thanks for asking. Some problems at work but nothing that I cannot handle (there are people trying to implement the rules that they grew up with in certain countries, that attitude: You do it because I said so, no questions to be asked.I always ask questions, if the result of a task will reflect on me and if I have to sign a documents. )
PP - Good to see you back, but sad that you are not well. Take care.
Laine – Oh, Laine, do you really think that I can fill Yvonne’s shoes? Coming from you is an honor. Some of ladies probably are jealous right now. Don’t worry ladies, I will decline this opportunity simply because I am not a princess like PP … and Laine, whatever... Maybe I want to be Don not your henchman? Why do you always dream about high positions only? Don’t bother to answer … because of your blue blood. How could I forget it? Sorry, your highness. (Just trying to make her feel better, ladies. I know she misses PP :). )

Hugs to all that may need one and to those who would like one.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Sorry I have not commented for a while. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE todays card !!! It is absolutely stunning Sue !!! The star dies and treat cup are so elegant looking, filled with the fab little sparkly stars and micro beads. I love the colours you have used to. Such a wonderful Traditional Christmas Card. I love the Twinkle star EF and the Poinsettia's with the sparkly red Glitter Kiss. I am loving the new Holly Swirls made from Gold card to. Today's card is really my kind of card. It is gorgeous Sue !!! Thank you for sharing. x x x
I have to just say that I really love yesterday's card to. The dies you have used look stunning, especially with the glitter. Really beautiful. A fab video to Sue. Thank you so much for all your hard work. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Things have been very difficult, and I have felt very down. After loosing our beautiful doggie Fudge in February, then our beautiful puss cat Charlie in May, we were told our last remaining fur baby Charlie dog has lung cancer. I fell to pieces. A week later we were told the vet had got it wrong and our Charlie dog has a severe lung infection. Another two weeks later and we are now being told he has a suspected heart murmur to. It has been a real roller coaster ride and so difficult for us to try and carry on like normal with all this hanging over us. We now have another week to wait before he can have another, more in depth heart scan. The worry and stress has taken its toll on both of our illnesses, and as a result we have been struggling to keep up with every day life. x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Pawprintx4 said...

This card has so many detailed crafty parts that come together to form a stunning whole. A beautiful Sue Wilson masterpiece.
Stephanie K

jm said...

Another great card Sue you are a great inspiration to us all
Josie xx

DeeDee7770 said...

Wow...breathtaking! Beautiful gold with a splash of red. Such beautiful dies.

Latenight SandyH said...

An absolutely stunning card today. Every detail is gorgeous. It just screams Christmas. Thanks for the great tip about adding microbeads to the treat cup. Someone is going to be so happy on Saturday. The rest of us will be green with envy.
June, early Happy Birthday wishes for you and your twin for Sunday as I may not be able to get a signal then. Enjoy your special big birthday.
Take care everyone.


I love red and gold-- it is so regal!

Annie Stamps said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the shaker element.

Annie P

Narrowboat girl said...

What a show stopper of a card & I bet the pictures don't do it justice. Very decadent

Viki Banaszak said...

WoWza! This is so gorgeous!

ahappycrafter50 said...

Super card - really classy.

Unknown said...

Oijjj, we are many, who wish to win your so beautiful card, Sue !!! :-) - and so do I. I would so much like to really see the card and check every little pretty detail out. You really created a real christmassy card with the wonderful magic feel to it.
A happy day to all :-)

Lyn H said...

Great combination of both colours and textures Sue!! A great inspiration to those of us just beginning to think about C!!!

Marie said...

I love this card Sue and may have a go at making one but I will wait until I'm old and then people will put all my errors down to my age! (lol. I was 86 last birthday)
So sorry for all your problems Pam. Karma will come to those who hurt you eventually.
CCM so pleased to get your comment. I was brought back to the land of my birth kicking and screaming as I had then been in Canada for 22 years and didn't want to leave. However I wont bore everyone with the whole story. I never thought that I would be moving again except in a wooden box.
I'm off to my card class this afternoon which I really enjoy. It's run by volunteers and is for those of us with blindness or low vision.I come and go by taxi but it's worth the cost. Next week I will have been back in England for 7 years WOW!
Healing thoughts and blessings to those who need them.

Unknown said...

Just fab, would so love to win this card


Di said...

Hi Sue,
Totally stunning card, that rich red and gold is beautiful. Love your background, the lovely shaker and those gorgeous flowers.
Di B. x

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