Saturday, 9 September 2017

Three Wise Men Card



Hi bloggers!  If you aare planning on doing batch card making for Christmas this year, this one will work great for you as well as provide a real wow factor for the recipient!

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

Janice K!!!

Congratulations! Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.















The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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105 comments:

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the colours in the background. Congratulations Janice.

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love it.
Congratulations to our lucky winner Janice, enjoy your card.
Crewe Trish, I hope the cruise goes ahead safely, have a great time.
Rosemary, can't wait to see you watching Strictly in your mask. The Dusaronna and snacks sound good, enjoy.
Pat, you have every right to be so proud of Sarah, what a little champion she is.
Laine, I'm with you on the finger and toe nails, mine are polished too. Always cheers me up.
Yvonne, hope you had a good day with your friend, slowly dies it though.
Yorkie Girl, I hooe you have heard that your niece us safe, Stephanie K, I hope the storm doesn't hit where you are. My daughter and son in law are going to Mexico in 2 weeks time, such a worry.
Maureen, I feel as if I have done nothing but rest for the last 4 weeks, It will be interesting to see if I can get back in the swing of things, only working 4 hours per day fir the next two weeks.
Sharon, thank you, I have had a few little flare ups but the pain is nothing like it was when I was in hospital, thank goodness.
Daily hugs to all, thinking of our poorly and missing friends. Elaine, hope you are okay X

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Simply breathtaking!!
It's so ethereal, the dark sky and the wise men, gorgeous.
Great video as always.

Krafty Runner x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love this Christmas die your card is simply beautiful.
Congratulation Janice enjoy your card.
Jan x

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, video great as always.
Congratulations to Janice.
Marion S x

TDQ Karen said...

Love the classic look of this card xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Just simply stunning. Just one of many idea's you inspire us with for batch making, so many quick but different backgrounds, or just so many ombre backgrounds would make these stand out amongst the numerous festive cards in the shops that have no inspiration what so ever. Quick but gorgeous.
Many congrats to Janice, a real stunner of a card is soon to belong to you, enjoy it every day as we enjoy ours.
Sending love and hugs your way Sue and hope your day is full of love and laughter xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a real WOW card. The background is stunning and I love the Three Wise Men die. Thanks for another informative video. Congratulations to Janice of been the lucky winner of Wednesdays card.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jan.moogie said...

Another beauty Sue but will have to watch the video later. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card but I'll have to save the video for later as I'm heading out shortly.
Congratulations Janice on your win. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a real stunner today, love the video and yes would make great batch cards, love it.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, take care of yourself too.

Got diabetic eye check up today to see if all is OK, then this will be done annually.

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

June Smith said...

Sorry I forgot to say congratulations to Janice xx
Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card and great video.
Congratulations to Janice.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card again today.

Barbara V

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely card today I have just brought the background die so cant wait to use it.

Pam glad your feeling a bit better, you will get flare ups hopefully not to bad and for to long as well, I remember how painful they were so my thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Congratulations Janice and treasure your card.

Sending love and healing hugs to all
Have a good day
Love
Sharon
xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card `sue, congrats Janice.

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, I really like the peaceful feeling of the background. Thank you, have a nice weekend. Xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Thank you so much for the wonderful surprise of picking me as the lucky winner of this week's giveaway! It will be an honour to have a Sue Wilson original and your beautiful card will be given pride of place in my craft cabin.
I love the Oxide background to today's card, coupled with the gorgeous black die cuts it creates a great look. X

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue x xhazel

Jan Sayer said...

Love this.
Jan
Northampton

DeCor said...

Fabulous card and video. Love how you did the background. Your technique for the Three Wise men is so so clever. Thank you again Sue. Have a wonderful weekend

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card, love the ombre background.
Congrats to Janice.
B xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous background and the border stands out so well too. Thank you for the video - will have to work with these ideas for bulk Christmas cards, they look so
much more difficult than the video shows they are.
Congratulations Janice on winning the beautiful weekly card
Hugs
Muriel x

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card love the background .Congrats to Janice
Catherine V94 xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card, love the background.

Congrats to the card winner.

Michele

Scottydog said...

Great card, it was when I first saw this card that I decided I must have this die. What a brilliant idea to emboss to get the shape before cutting out, it is these tips which help so much in our cardmaking. Thank you Sue.
Congratulations Janice, enjoy!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This is stunning and striking. The background is gorgeous.
Congratulations to the lucky winner.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Stunning card & as you say suitable for batch making. Congratulations to Janice. Yvonne xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. I love this card you have created using the Twinkle star frame and wisemen.. Thank you for sharing the video. I am going to pop the kettle on and watch the video.
Congratulations to Janice. Crafty hugs to all... Wendy

lydia jordan said...


Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, a classy card.
Well done to the card winner.
Lydia
X

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, that's such a lovely background and as your video shows so easy to do. The tree wise me work really well as a silhouette don't they. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to Janice K on winning the card, what a treat to look at in your craft cabin xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, 4 hours a day is still a lot of hours to be doing when you are still so poorly so do look after yourself xxx

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
Great card but would have to think of a alternative as l haven't got the three wise men die but it's good
Congratulations to JANICE
JOY Xx

Suemac said...

Great for making batch cards

Anne said...

Love that background, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

karenlotty said...

I love this card and have bought the Die / might have to treat myself to the background die set now!

val jones said...

Love this one Sue. One of my favourite dies.
Congratulation's Janice.
Love Val in Spain xxx

nattyboots said...


Great card Sue loving the background,
Congratulations to Janice .

I did post yesterday but it seems to have flown away to the unknown , the Christmas double day cards were beautiful sue i could not choose a favorite .

Andrew is to have a scan today so we are praying the results will better than last time .

Pam just take things slowly those little flare ups are still very painful, Helen and my grandson are going to Florida for a wedding in a couple of weeks too, my heart goes out to all caught up in the devastation it is all so worrying will echo you today as i have a busy one take care .

Hugs to all
Elaine H X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card beautiful background. love Jean Z xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So effective

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful classic Christmas card, love that Oxides background and it would be perfect for batch-making too...

Congratulations to Janice on winning Wednesday's gorgeous card.

Izzy

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card with beautiful colours in the background xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
A lovely card,just right,colour's & die's,would like to try this one,
Congratulations to Janice, lovely card to win,
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
I hope you are in the UK and not amongst the storm in the USA!
Love the card and the background, off to watch the Video now!
Well done to Janice K on your win!
Love Marg

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue you are right great for batch making I know there are lots of peeps like me who make cards for charity.
Congrats Janis enjoy your treasure
Love always sue
June horrocks xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful! These were two of my favourite dies in your Christmas release a perfect match.

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card today. I love the background it really stands out.

Love Rosemarie X

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Fabulous Christmas Card this morning Sue. I love it. Thankyou so much for sharing you beautiful ideas with us. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

hettygarlick said...

I love the Three Wise Men. I'm really looking forward to using mine. This is a lovely card. x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous,card, love these three wise men, I will catch up with the video later.
Congratulations Janice on your win.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Clare Powell said...

Lovely card, love the colour of the background. Congratulations Janice x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a beautiful card. Love the colours and the way you have used your die to create the white background, such a clever idea.
YvonneMayxx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

A very elegant and serene card. The background is gorgeous and I love the frame!

June x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I love the card. I have the dies so I will be giving it a go.
Regards,
Evis M

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love this card, and the ombre background works so well with the silhouette dies of the wise men. Well done Janice. Off to watch the video. Have a great day all. Bx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful Christmas card. A lovely background and frame for the three wise men. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, and great video. Love the silhouette Wise Men.
Wendyx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love the ombre background to this card.
Congratulations on winning the card Janice.
Rosemary xx

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, I love your background die and have nearly worn mine out. It both cuts and looks beautiful. As I haven't got the 3 Wise Men, I will give it a go with one of your angels. Looking forward to watching the video after lunch.
Congratulations to Janice. Enjoy your card. Hugs xx P Austen

Anonymous said...

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

Crafty Cruiser said...

A really lovely card. Congratulations to lucky Janice
Doreen R

stitchingranny said...

I have been away for a few days so just catching up and you have done some stunning cards this week Sue. I especially like the Wednesday card which is super duper stunning. I have just about finished my cards for this year quite a number of them being made with the stunning Forest Animals stamps and dies, and the birch tree die too in some cases.

Hugs Helen xx

BenteS said...

Beautiful card with a lovely background :))
Thanks for the inspiring video!
And - of course - congrats to this week's winner!

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card and I love the background you have made for
the three men die. Also like the star die.

Congrats to Janice winning the Wednesday card, lucky girl :)

Struggling a bit with no sleep for the last three days so feeling
like a zombie so I will just be Sending hugs to you all and hope
you have a nice Saturday as you can
Thinking of everyone hit by Irma and the tragedies that's follows,
impossible to comprehend what is going on.

Maria x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the ombré background, and thank you for the great video too. Congratulations to Janice on winning the stunning Wednesday card
Pam do take things easy on your return to work

Sending love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
LOVING LOVING LOVING this card. And great video, as always.

Hope you're safe and well, Sue.

Whilst we've got rubbishy weather sometimes, at least we don't have the bad storms/hurricanes/tornados and earthquakes. So I'll count my blessings..........

Hugs, Rose

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful background, will watch video later and may try it. Gorgeous card.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous card, love these dies .
Annette x

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue.

Pawprintx4 said...

Great Christmas card. I love the arty style of this die.
Right now, it looks like the storm is not going to hurt SC the way it first looked, moved west. My sister and brother in law and dogs have evacuated to our home. They live on a barrier island. Thank you for asking, Pam. I just got home from the island Tuesday myself. I hope everyone in the path of this terrible storm stays out of harm.
Congrats to Janice.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Sue and congrats to the winner
Gr Karin

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I am glad I have these dies as there is no excuse for me not to make some really fab Christmas cards this year.

Lisbeth

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
One of my favourite dies for this Christmas!
I love this card!
Lesley S x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I just get done of the oxide ink lads they look fabulous! I love the ink oxide ink pads and what a clever idea of embossing first! Beautiful card and I really enjoyed the video!
Hugs x
Heather T

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Gorgeous card sue x love the background and the wise men look lovely x
Take care everyone x
Congatulations janice x
Theresa w xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. Nice dies and I love the ombre background. Thanks for sharing,

Congratulations Janice K.

Best wishes

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love those dies I will have to add them to my wishlist. I am hoping to be at Ally Pally. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sue MacFall said...

What a great card, Sue. Love the Wise men die !

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely Christmas card.Thank you for the great video, as always.

Congratulations to Janice on winning the beautiful Wednesday card!

Elaine - Fingers crossed for Andrew.
Maria - Hope you'll better soon.
Busy day ahead starting with a dentist appointment.

Hugs to you all.
Still a newbie to Craft /not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen

doreenj said...



Congrats to Janice; a lovely card to treasure!!

Love this one too, would be useful for batch
making too,


Doreen x

Narrowboat girl said...

Lovely card Sue. The background sure pops.

Congrats to Janice

rosemary powell said...

Sue and everyone
A lovely card Sue love the background. I have tried this with other dies and colour's.
June hope the eye test went well
Maria hope you feel better soon
Stephanie K hope your sister and family's house is ok. They are lucky to have you to stay with Love and hugs to you all.
Elaine fingers crossed for Andrew. Love and hugs to you all.
Crewe Trish hope you are safe and enjoying love and hugs.
Pam please rest up this weekend if you are going to work on Monday love and hugs
Donita I did put a picture of me up on Facebook in my mask but it seems to have disappeared. Will try again later hope you are okay love and hugs and to you all.
Janice congratulations enjoy.blove and hugs. xxxxxxxxxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and just searched for it on the blog earlier this week so I am very pleased to have now been able to watch the video for it. I don't have any of the oxide inks but I do have some ombre paper (if I can find it lol) that may make a reasonable substitute.

Janice - Congratulations on being this week's Wednesday Winner, enjoy looking at your lovely card.
Myra - great result but the Test Match was over far too quickly!

Frances

barbara macaskill said...

This beautifully blended blue and purple background is perfect for this image! Gorgeous! TFS!

ursula said...

An absolute beauty for today Sue, I just love that background you have made...thank you...luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Beverley W

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
The Three Wise Men are fabulous, love this card.
Pam, don't let them take advantage of you tomorrow and good luck!
Elaine, I hope you get good news from Andrew's scan.
Maria A, sorry to read you are not well again, thinking of you.
Alimecca, hope your knee is behaving itself. How are you?
Laine, you know you would miss PP terribly, but of course you'd be happy lol.
PP, I know how you try to make Laine's life a little brighter ha ha.
Congratulations to Janice on winning the Wednesday beauty.
love to all
Maureen (Myra's fiend) xxx

liz spooner said...

This is a lovely card Sue.xx

Vie Carter said...

Love this

Vie
x

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the background colors. I love using silhouettes for Christmas cards.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today. Especially love the background.

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

I am so glad you have done a video demo of this card and inking technique because i would like to see the oxide inks in action. A great card for batch making, especially for charity or the church. I really love the three wise men die, it is a step up from the striplet of a couple of years ago and will prove very useful I'm sure when i eventually get round to making some cards. Ive had a super busy day getting up at an inhumane hour for a facial and hair appointment so i havent had time to watch you play, promise to take time out tomorrow though:-)
Thanks for the inspiration again Sue, you are a total gem.
I'm just going to be brief tonight....don't all cheer at once!....feeling shattered after a full on day pampering and shopping....not much fun on a Saturday afternoon it has to be said....and i want to devote my evening to watching Strictly before i fall asleep.
Rosemary, enjoy Strictly, i wont be joining you in having a bottle of fizz, just a Diet Coke and some sour sweets for me whilst tucked up in bed....may seem strange location but i have the biggest to in the house in my bedroom and i want the full 60 inches in glorious HD to display those peachy bums to their full potential:-)
Maria, hope you get some sleep tonight, its rubbish feeling shattered all the time. Take care
Elaine, hope Andrews scan results are positive, wishing you all well
Carmen, good luck at the dentist, i have a hole in my tooth and i keep putting off going....next week maybe.
Maureen, I'm sure that i could cope without Yvonne, your so right, life would be much rosier after all :-) She certainly doesn't try to make my life brighter, in fact she's less welcome than a bad case of botulism at a wedding reception if truth be known!:-)
Yvonne, guess the release could well be Monday after all, oh its so good being right all of the time.....not that you would know though!:-)
Hoping everyone in Florida is well prepared for Irma visit this weekend, also hoping for minimal damage and destruction. Good luck to all our friends statesidexxx

Love and crafty hugs

Laine1972xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I love the three wise men die it was the first I bought from this years Christmas collection This card is beautiful I love the background and the twinkle frame
Elaine I will say a prayer or two for Andrew this weekend I do hope his results are good this time
Stephanie K so good that your sister and family were able to evacuate to your house
June hope the eye test went well
Congratulations to Janice enjoy your card
Sending good wishes to all

Littlelamb said...

Love this card Sue. See I will have to add some more Oxide Inks to my list. Mine are all pastel colours apart from Wilted Violet. Only have to wait until Saturday for them. Torrential rain here today and thunderstorm overhead but mustn't complain. A lot of people worse off than that. Watching the Last Night of the Proms. Love that. Hope everything will be ok on Monday Pam and echoing your comments. Elaine hope Andrews scan is ok.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm a wee bit late but as you know , I've already watched the video! My friend and yours Saba , highly recommends the Star Die! I've ordered it! I have a friend who bought it and has used it for so many different Christmas Cards! Saba assures me and I agree that this is an all year Die Set! Sue, you also sold the Inks!! Chalky was the right word! Many thanks my Friend! Stay safe, my dear!
Like Brenda ( Littlelamb) , another good friend we too are watching Last Night of the Proms! Always a winner!
Congratulations to Janice - you won a truly lovely card!
Stay safe everyone,
Lots of love Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful serene card lovely.

Congrats to card winner

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Theresa Pace said...

gobsmacked by the oxides on black! what a fab card, hugs xx

Viki Banaszak said...

This is really a lovely card. I do love that background die.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love the star background I have been making birthday cards with it a true all rounder.
Well I am in Houston a beautiful state very green go to Galveston tomorrow for the cruise so this is my last post for a week so take care everyone and fingers crossed for Andrew

Latenight SandyH said...

Lovely design, great video. The background die is on my wishlist, think I'll need to add oxide inks too.
Congratulation to Janice K. Enjoy looking at that lovely card.
Elaine H., hope Andrew's scan went well.
Take care everyone.

Karenladd said...

Congratulations to Janice on winning that gorgeous card and thank you for the tutorial on this beautifully elegant project.

CraftyJo said...

I like that!!!

Laura O' Connor said...

Stunning card. Love the frame it is fantastic. Laura O

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely card for Christmas. Thanks for the great video. Hope you are not in Florida with the hurricane.

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is another fab christmas card, i love the three wise men die with the lovely frame.