Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Good morning crafters!  Today's card giveaway is another stained glass card (I have loads of them!)  I started by cutting the Poinsettia Stained Glass in black card and attaching it with spray glue to a piece of clear acetate.   In the traditional stained glass technique, I used Polished silk glitters of varying colours applying them to the back of the acetate in thee different sections.  You need to start with the darkest colours first then work your way towards the lighter colours.  I started with the green for the leaves, then the red for the flowers.  I used gold for the edges and white for the background, filling in the sections with glue, covering with glitter then tapping off the excess.  I set it aside to dry overnight when it was completely filled it.  When all the glue dries and turns clear, the glitter colour will show through the front of the acetate.  I cut another of the Poinsettia Stained Glass dies in white and overlaid the black one with a slight offset.  The original black die did have a wider border on it so it shows from underneath the white die on top as well.  I cut the Twinkle Frames in white and added a white backing and seated the stained glass in the centre, adding flatback pearls to the twinkle stars around the edge (and the centres of the poinsettias).  I stamped a sentiment and cut it into a tag shape and tucked the end under a white crystal dazzler that I added to the middle of a red organza bow.  I added the bow in the corner of the card and the card can effectively be used either vertically or horizontally.  White and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2"  x   8" in size.  Leave a comment if you would like to be entered into the drawing to win this one.  I will announce the winner on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, lovely giveaway. Stunning stained glass card
Elaine, I'm glad you were finally able to get some sleep. If Andrew has to have his top up its good he wont have to stay in. How long is Helen away for, hope she manages to enjoy the wedding.
Rosemary hope your FIL is feeling a bit better, you must be quite anxious, 94 is a grand old age.
Yoohoo Saba, did you sleep well in your beds. Hope you have clear skies today.
Well my daughter & SIL have gone, now I'm Grandmas taxi for my granddaughter up and down to the stables, happy to help but she doesn't half slam car doors, yikes
Carmen, good to hear that the Kid is doing well and is happy and great news on his scan result. Where are you going on holiday?
Crewe Trish, not had my meeting yet, they cant do it while I'm on reduced hours, and she is on holiday for the next 2 weeks from Friday, she just feels it necessary to mention it nearly every day. Love your granddaughters huggles.
Huggles to all, especially our poorly, missing and carer friends.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a gorgeous card for the Wednesday giveaway, it looks fab with the white on black die cut, and the traditional colours of glitter are just perfection. Have a good day all. Bx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Gorgeous card. Just a few more Christmas cards to make and I am going to make this stained glass card (hope it turns out as beautiful as yours.)
Jan x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful poinsettias,love them.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card and actually made a card like this a few days ago. Still finding glitter in my hair, on my face.... This die is ideal for glitter as is the robin die.
Congratulations to yesterday's winners.
Evis M.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful giveaway card today, I love these stained glass dies but when I tried this technique I got in a right old mess so I will try it again.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, xxx

Congratulations to June, Karen and Jackie for winning in the Blog Candy Draw.

Off to craft club today and we are also holding our MacMillan Coffee Morning at the same time, so it is going to be a very hectic morning, but well worth it.

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

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Good morning Sue,

These stained glass window dies do look so pretty. This one is no exception.

Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

What a wonderful Wednesday. Good morning Sue and thank you. I know we all long to be the honoured recipient of one of your stunning creations and there is always the odd one that stands out that you hope and pray for, well for me it's the Stained Glass collection. I decided that no matter how I try, I would never do this die justice I just don't have the confidence to try, so to be able to receive such a card would be better than winning any of the lotto draws for me. Time will tell 😕
Sue, the feedback I got was no cards/flowers so my predicament is no longer a real worry.
Thank you for this absolutely beautiful sample and I hope you have a good day. Love and hugs coming your way xxx

Debra K. said...

Absolutely beautiful! x

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
I just love those stained glass cards i tryed the humming bird but made a mess of it but will try again
Catherine V94 xx

Carolyn B said...

What a beautiful card, I love poinsettias !

Carolyn B x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Stunning card - glitter and a big bow - so my sort of card! Love all the stained glass dies, and I hope that you will add to this collection in the future.
Pam, hope your car survives your granddaughter! I'll echo your comments again this morning. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Maria Illsley said...

A beautiful card Sue.I do collective stained glass collection. I like the offsetting of the die xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Gorgeous stained glass card today, love the white with black shadow and the glitter - is that the same as the sparkle texture paste? I have some of those. Very lucky winner of this Wednesday giveaway.
Congratulations to the blog candy winners,
Muriel x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this is simply exquisite. I love the stained glass technique it is so, so beautiful. And your stained glass dies are a MUST HAVE, all of them. They are just gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful Wednesday card giveaway. I do love these Stained Glass dies. I have tried many different techniques on them my favourites are the Paper Piecing and the Glitters.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Lyn Cleasby said...

Really like this, Sue. I can see I need to get some more glitter colours! Thanks for sharing this card.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, this card is stunning. I love and have all your stained glass dies and recently made three, the bonsai tree and the poinsettia I used the glitter technique and the butterfly I paper pieced with pixie powder card - it wasn't meant to be paper pieced but I cut the die out of this card by mistake!!!
Congratulations to the blog candy winners.
Marion S x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much a real beauty.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, I have some of your stained glass dies but haven't tried making them with glitter. Got to give it a go.
Congratulations to you lucky winners especially June who I think used to go to Chloes some years ago. Hugs xx P Austen

Netty The Runner said...

Really like this card Sue. I will have to get round to trying this technique.
Annette x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card using such a pretty technique.
Congratulations to the blog candy winners! x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card, I must give this technique another try.
Congrats to the blog candy winners.
B xx

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. I love the stained glass dies and the effect of the glitter is amazing
Karen xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. This is beautiful. I love the way you have done the bow with a tag. It looks amazing. Will have to give it a whirl. The only problem is I forget when it comes to making the card lol. Is this what is called senior moments? ? ?. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Chris Curry said...

I love the stained glass window dies and cards and this technique has to be one of the best. Lovely card Sue, thank you. Have a good day. Xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue and All The Lucky Wilsonettes,

This is Donita, away from my iPad that knows my login by heart.

If your marble happens to land here, please send Stephanie Cotterill the card! (You know how I feel about poinsettias.)

Pam, you remember everything! Enjoy your taxi job. So sorry about your manager's perverse nature.

Crewe Trish, your granddaughter may have changed this blog forever. I love huggles!

Laine, I hope you feel better. Thanks for keeping your promise to Carmen.

Carmen, thanks for making Laine promise.

Myra, I didn't know snowflakes could be rehabilitated!

Saba, great line about Maureen being a tonic but watch the gin. It's wonderful to get your sailing reports.

Well done to the Blog Candy winners!

Love and huggles to Crewe Trish and Rosemary especially but also to everyone!


Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes

What a beautiful Wednesday giveaway card today, I love these stained glass dies and have tried this technique of yours and they come out lovely so Im happy I have achieved it.

I reiterate all Pam has said and send love and healing hugs to all who need them.

Have a good day all

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Stained glass and a bow, you are spoiling us. Really beautiful.

Pam, my Grandchildren slam the car doors as well, must be a youth thing. Every time I say, Bye please don't slam the door, OK Grandma, Slam!!!!

Love Rosemarie X X

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, I so live this die, its on my Santa list. Every card I've seen that's made with it has been stunning and this one us no exception. Its beautiful x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly beautiful and blingy card, I love it !!
Congratulations to the lucky Blog Candy Winners, enjoy your goodies.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Chris said...

Such a crisp beautiful card Sue. One day mine will look like this.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fabulous card. Love it!

hettygarlick said...


Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely stunning!!!
Nothing else needs to be said about this one.

Krafty Runner x

SueJ said...

Love this card and the techniques used.

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the stained glass dies x

SandyD said...

Absolutely stunning. Would love to win one of your cards.

Covgal said...

Beautiful card Sue I love this die, love paper piecing with it

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card for the Wednesday gift.
Congratulations to the blog candy winners.

Jean Z said...

Hi Se, Lovely card so colourful . love Jean Z xxxx

JennyH said...

This is such a beautiful stained glass card, thanks for the chance to win it : )

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Well someone is going to be a happy bunny to win this brilliant card
I do love these dies and I have this one I need to make a start on my xmas cards I don’t do that many I only make for those that I know appreciate them. Others get a bought card.
Today’s card is beautiful
Pam I will echo all of you comments and don’t over do things
Well done to the blog candy winners enjoy
Have a wonderful day folks
Theresa G xx

val jones said...

Such a sensational card Sue.
Will love it to be standing on my shelf!!!
Love Val in Spainxxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful giveaway card!!! Someone's going to be lucky!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Liz said...

Stunning card! I just love these stained glass dies. I have three already, just need to get the Christmas ones now. 😊 xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue xx

rosiejt said...

A lovely, classy card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a fabulous card to give away and I love the stained glass effect and the poinsettias. This card will be a wonderful gift for someone. Sending best wishes

Mavis L said...

Good Morning Sue. Wow what a gorgeous card absolutely adore the
poinsettia dies. Love to win. Mavis L x

carol edwards said...

I really to love these stained glass effect cards. So elegant Suex

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

You make these look so easy to do and the effects are stunning. Anyone would love to have this. Xx

Anne said...

A great card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

TOB said...

always love your stained glass cards. Hugs xx craftgirl

June Horrocks said...

A real beauty this one sue love the stained glass cards
Thank you june horrocks xxxxx
Congrats to the lucky winners xxxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. I do have that die. I haven't used it yet but you have inspired me to get it out. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card today, I always like the effect of the glittter behind the acetate. I just wish I had the patience to let it dry and stop dabbing my finger in the wet gluey glitter and making a mess!! It's either that or I leave them safely to dry, forget about them, as I've told my brain to do, then put something down on top of them without thinking and wonder where they are when I can't find them. Haha, welcome to the mad house!! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam I hope your door survives. Have you rhought of having a tally sheet that you mark off when your manager mentions your illness, then when she asks what it is, tell her it's your record for showing the unions! I'm sure it would stop very quickly then! Look after yourself xxx
Congratulations to all the lucky blog candy winners xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Keeping my fingers crossed to win this lovely beauty ,the card is just full of gorgeousness .

Myra, when i was a kid on holiday i hated walking on the pier because you could see the sea through the cracks in the wood , then i had a problem looking over the iron Rails just in case my glasses fell off lol , thanks for the special hug ,and sending you one right back xx

EEEks Saba Hellllooooo hope you are still with us and can enjoy the rest of your trip ?

Laine ,hope you feel heaps better today sweetie xxxx

Diane,and Crewe Trish and Pat L , i had another good nights sleep and feel so much better today thank you . xxx

Maureen i have my hackles up as our warden will not organize the McMillan Coffee morning for us ,she says it should be on the 30Th and that is a Saturday when its her time off , i have tried to say any morning will do but it reaches deaf ears. i am going to knock on all doors today and ask if we ladies can organize it ourselves, after all we are adults .

Rosemary , hope you are feeling good and taking care xx

June have fun and i hope you raise lots at your coffee morning xx

Carmen , so pleased the kids results were good and he is happy .

Pam you did make me smile ,brought back memories of our Daniel he was just the same always slamming the car door no matter how many times you told him not too .The wedding is on Saturday and Helen is staying for two weeks with Daniel and his girlfriend so they will be going to the theme parks having fun and shopping .
Andrew is feeling so much better than he was , he is having a top up of magnesium and potassium today ,it will only take a couple of hours, his immune system is down just a touch ,they say not to worry about it as they think it is because of the rash ,but that is calming down now .

Huggles to all especially my besties
Elaine H X

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. WOW card this morning ... Its such a stunning card and beautifully how the stain glass works with the twinkle star frame.. I have not tried the silk glitters but effect you have created is amazing.

SerenePolly said...

I love all your stained glass dies Sue and will be using them for all my Christmas cards this year. They make such a stunning end result with so very little effort.

I really hope that you are planning to design some more!

Take care.

Christine xx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,

that´s a beautiful stained glass card
in amazing Christmas colours which I love to win.

Rolf xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely blingy card and so stylish too, like the idea of adding the white diecut on top of the black, gives more dimension and interest to the design while still being post-friendly...would love to win this so fingers crossed...

Elaine - how is Andrew getting on with his alternative breakfasts?

Saba - doubt very much those hippies had anything to share except maybe a spliff or two - bet they were hoping you'd bring the food and some


stitchingranny said...

I did this technique on my Robin Stainglass window die, the other day. As it is still sitting beside me waiting to be made into a card, I can see what your picture does not show and that is the pretty twinkle these cards have.
Its a lovely card Sue.

Hugs Helen xxx

Owlish said...

Like u said filled with joy is what this card is gorgeous

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theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x the stained glass dies are lovely and the glitter really shows the detail x thankyou sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Gorgeous card today with a lovely giveaway. Poinsettias are my favourite flowers and this would be a beautiful card to have. Yvonne xx

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
Oh how I love this die and all the stained glass dies in fact.
And how I would love to win this card. It's beautiful sue.
Good luck everyone.
Yvonne. Xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love the stained glass effect, really gorgeous, someone is going to be very lucky.
Congratulations to the winners yesterday, enjoy!
I love the huggles xx
Take care everyone, Jess X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. Your poinsettia stain glass die is beautiful and the colours so vibrant. Congratulations to yesterday's luck winners.

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card I have both dies so I may have a go at this technique - need to get the polished silk glitters now hee hee!
Thank you again for the prize It was the perfect end to a lovely day xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful Poinsettia card today, your stained glass cards are always a pleasure to look at!
The colours are so gorgeous!
Lesley S x

Crafty Cruiser said...

A really gorgeous card for the giveaway - as they always are!
Congratulations to yesterday's lucky winners.
Doreen R

dmj said...

Lovely card, and he winner will be soooo

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, what a beautiful Giveaway Card! I love all your stained glass die sets.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card that just shouts Christmas. I love Poinsettias and always have at least one around at Christmas.
Congratulations to the Blog Candy Winners , am sure they will really enjoy their prizes and good luck to today's winners.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely card. Clean and not so simple. I bet it is really sparkly in real life. I am sure that anyone would be really pleased to receive this one.


fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, an absolutely gorgeous card that I love. The stained glass technique is one of my favourites and although it can be time consuming and patience is required the end result is always well worth it as your card proves in spades. Whoever is lucky enough to win this beauty will be on cloud nine.


Jeannie Donnelly said...

Another truely beautiful card today, Sue, and another gorgeous die set, love this. Xx

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Sue an amazing card today oh how I wish I would win it.
Pam my children were always slamming doors not only the car door. What's that all about ? Can't believe your manager is mentioning your meeting every day how horrid of her love and huggles!!
Elaine that is not a nice thing your manager is doing.Glad you and your neighbors can organise one.Mcmillan is so important for cancer patients. Helped my mum a lot. They have a coffee morning in our local pub so shall be going there . Glad Andrew is feeling better.Love and huggles
Laine hope you are feeling better sweetie. Guess what, not only am I going to see Strictly s Kevin and Karen and Oti and Ian Waite, my daughter is taking me to see Giovanni for my birthday am dooooo excited. Has made my depression better although the shows are not till next year after Strictly.
Love and huggles
Crewe Trish and Donita love and huggles. Donita nearly got you saying cuddles only one letter out !!!!
Congratulations to the winners enjoy your prizes. Let us know what you receive.
Love and huggles to you all xxxxxxxxxxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Love the stained glass look, but I think I prefer the card without the large bow

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
This is just beautiful, the colours and the design are gorgeous.
Pam, it's a good idea from Diane (most unusual, she doesn't usually have any ha ha) to write down every time a meeting is mentioned. It will be good for future reference. Hope you are bearing up and that your daughter and SIL have a whale of a time. By the way, children are born to slam doors and annoy people, Husbands to leave doors open everywhere!!
Elaine, glad that Andrew is feeling a bit better, and I hope you manage to get your coffee morning but tell the miserable old so and so of a Warden that Friday 29th is the official day, not Saturday so she is wrong!!! People are having coffee mornings all week up here.
Rosemary, how exciting for you with the shows you have lined up, these will give you a great boost. Now don't shout at me but I don't watch Strictly - I'm odd that way. Ask any of the gang, or Yvonne!!!
Donita, there is a lot you don't know about Myra, but believe me it's better that way as you'll sleep easier, and I'll sort Saba out when I see her lol
Laine, sorry to read that your energy is not up to scratch, hope you feel much better today.
PP, give Laine a ring a day early, that will get her moving as she rushes out of the house to avoid you!!! After being cheeky to you I do hope you are well.
Maria, I hope you are well and not in pain.
love to all
Maureen (Myra's fiend) xxx

ursula said...

Another stunning card today, just love these stained glass dies...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
Stunning card...I just adore your poinsettias and this stained glass one is quickly becoming a firm favourite. What a fantastic giveaway card!
Bejay xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
Stunning card...I just adore your poinsettias and this stained glass one is quickly becoming a firm favourite. What a fantastic giveaway card!
Bejay xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a glorious card!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Scottydog said...

Beautiful card. This die is my favourite stained glass die & I love doing the glittering on the back of acetate, so effective. Much better than paper piecing your 3 Kings! Someone will be very lucky to win this card. thank you Sue.

Congratulations to the blog candy winners!

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card it just shouts Christmas. Thank you also to everyone for all their good wishes on being chosen yesterday. Love from Jackie xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A lovely card today. I love the stained glass die and the glitters. I bet it really sparkles. I'm
Ike the tag sentiment and how sparkly it is too. The twinkles frame compliments the poinsettias so well.

Congratulations to Jackie, Karen and June on your wins. How exciting for you. X

Pam, so sorry to hear about your horrible boss. I really empathise as I had one too. She made my life a misery for far too long! Keep strong x

Love Helen xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I really love this card! It's beautiful and I do intend to copy it! - well nearly! I've made one card using the Dies so far but used Red Glitter Kiss. It's just black, white and red but I'm rather pleased with it! I actually copied your idea of lightly embossing the Wise Men Die , then fussy cutting it. Then cutting the Die in another colour as you did on a video! The detail is amazing! I almost meant to say I loved the music you had playing at the end of that particular video!
Donita - in my world - all things are possible if you only believe!!
Elaine - so sorry about your Warden! People have been having coffee mornings all week ! It's having one that counts! She just couldn't be bothered! Hope Helen has a lovely time at the wedding and a good rest! Knowing Andrew is feeling better will be such a help to her.
Pam - yes slamming doors seems a nationwide problem - it's either that or leave them wide open! Clearly not to be recommended in a car!
My son now calls " shut the door!" I'm sure he got annoyed when I did that to him!
Must go and make a sandwich or two!
Love to all,
Myra( Friend of Maureen!!). Xxxxx. Despite her cheek! X

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely card. On my way to the USA with a few days your side if the border too.

Katielouise said...

Hi Sue i adore this stunning and beautiful card. I am not good with spray glue i find i cant get the glue amount right i either under stick or over stick with the spray. I guess i need more practice. Id love to win this card. I hope you are well. Love Katielou Sweetlove

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty Sue.

Sarah Wrightson said...

Afternoon Sue, a lovely card made with a beautiful die xx

Nana on the Hill said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, l love the way you've overlaid the black on to white, it really brings the poinsettias colours out. Love it xx

Vie Carter said...

I just love these stained glass cards, fabulous


Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. I love the Stained Glass Dies and your use of the Polished silk glitters. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to the Blog Candy Winners.

Best wishes

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful and elegant Sue
Gr Karin

Suzzette Yandle said...

Gorgeous card today. I love your stainglass cards and dies. Your stainglass dies cutout so well.

Pawprintx4 said...

This is just a perfect card and the perfect post as this particular die is coming in the mail today if the tracker is correct. I love these stained glass dies. I have not tried glitter on the back of acetate. I may agree with June Smith if I tried. I have used glitter on Scor-Tape with the Robin and Butterfly and that turned out well so may used this beautiful card as my inspiration only stick with what I know.
Myra, I liked your idea of the red Glitter Kiss. I don't have any Glitter Kiss but I have been wanting to get some and I see it now on some American web sites. Looks like a fun product.
Door slamming kids! Yes,its what they do, but keep your fingers clear.
Coffee mentioned. I need some. Good Wednesday to all,
Stephanie K

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card!
Rosemary xx

Jean said...

So pretty!

Sunnybec said...

Gosh I wish I could make cards as nice as this. I have just started making cards so have a lot to learn. Thank you for the chance to win this one.

Marianna Hammer said...

I absolutely love this card! These dies are so inspiring.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I love all of your stained glass window effect Dies, they are just so timeless.
Today's card is really beautiful. It would be great for just about everyone. Which makes these dies a double bonus to our stash.
Thank you for sharing, Hugs Brenda xxx

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone.
Oh I do love the stained glass window dies and I have the robin so
it will be my staple x-mas card for my family this year. This is a
Beautiful card !

Sending hugs to anyone who need one and hope you all have a nice day
as you can. I'll be thinking of anyone seeing the doctors today or
having mammogram, fingers crossed.
I'm not in the right frame of mind at the moment and am in
a lot of pain, anyone with fibromyalgia will know what I mean
but reading what some of you are up to makes me smile a little so
keep the comments coming.
Maria x

Diane H said...

Beautiful card! I'm a new follower that is looking forward to enjoying your inspirational blog. I am just getting started on making cards and I am loving it. Thank you.

Annie Stamps said...

Stunning card Sue. I love the design, the polished silk glitter looks amazing.

Annie P

Sue MacFall said...

The glitters look great with acetate. Thank you Sue for offering this card.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A beautiful Wednesday giveaway using some of my favourite dies. Have a few of the polished silk glitters and they are amazing..

Congrats to the comment game winners

lindyloo12 said...

What a great card, I love the stained glass effect!

Viki Banaszak said...

Wowzers! What a stunning card! I love the bow you added.

BenteS said...

Gorgeous card!
Love that die 😍

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
A truly elegant and stunning Christmas card today. Love all your stained glass dies for the design and because you can use so many techniques. The Twinkle Frames is gorgeous. Gives elegance to any card.

Whoever is the lucky winner is going to be over the moon. I know that I will be.
Good luck everyone.

Pam – We go to Holguin for the first time.
Elaine – So pleased with the news about Andrew. Hope Helen will enjoy her trip. Hugs.
Donita – The person who made Laine promise, months ago, was you. I just reminded her.
Maria – Sorry to read you are not well. Wish you better days. Gentle hugs for you.
Saba, Myra & Maureen – I see that the three of you are practising for your October meeting. You ladies make me laugh every day. I really enjoy your comments. Thank you.
Laine – Hope you feel better today, Your Highness :)

Have great day ladies,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

donna sherman said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Sue! Its just beautiful with all the colors to look like stained glass! The winner of this one will be VERY lucky to have this fabulous card!!!

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card, I've got these Dies so will have to try them. Well done to the blog candy winners.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
You have inspired me to start my Christmas cards I love this card though for once I am not sure about the bow.
Pam slamming doors is a youth thing it brought to mind my dad who used to say I can't wait until you have a house of your own I am going to jump all over your furniture.
Elaine what a caring warden you have she sounds a proper jobs worth.Rosemary lovely to here you so excited about things.Donita big huggles.Maria sorry to hear you are in so much pain.

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful stained glass card Sue. I have this die but don't have the polished silk glitters but must have a try. Xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
This card is so beautiful, love love love it. Whoever wins this will be doing a happy dance

Elaine so glad you and Andrew both feeling a lot better, caring hugs winging their way to you both
Maria hope the pain eases, sending extra hugs your way
Pam do what Diane says, that'll give your manager a fright

Love and hugs to everyone

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful stained glass card. Very pretty.

Barbara V

Nanny Jo said...

What a beautiful, bright, joyful card, Sue! Jo xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card for this weeks giveaway. Don't you just love the stained glass collection. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue, what a BEAUTIFUL card ..... just up my street! The Poinsettia Stained Glass die is such a wonderful die and so is the
Twinkle Frames ..... the two together are just stunning! I am so pleased that i purchased both dies, and am really looking forward
to putting them to good use, probably a simpler version of your gorgeous one on today's blog.
Thank you so much for being such an inspiration to so many card crafters, God bless you.
Love and hugs
Jersey Pauline

DeCor said...

Beautiful poinsettias on this card. Love the red organza ribbon with the tag.

DeCor said...

Beautiful poinsettias on this card. Love the red organza ribbon with the tag.

Littlelamb said...

Sue this is a lovely card for a freebie. Whoever wins it will be very happy. . Been away for a few days and no wifi so a lot of catching up to do. I have an exhibition at our local library for the month of October so will have a busy few days getting everything ready. Echoing all your comments Pam and hugs for all who need them especially Maria.

Narrowboat girl said...

Wow Sue, stunning & glittery. & the organza ribbon sets it of beautifully. Whoever wins this card will be extra lucky.
Congrats to the candy blog winners

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
This is a gorgeous card,love the poinsettia's,
Good luck everyone
Best wishes
Karen M

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card for the Wednesday give away, it's fabulous. I love your twinkle frames, I purchased it recently but haven't yet had chance to play with it. Your poinsettias with their polished silk glitters look amazing. Thankyou Sue for the chance to own this gorgeous card.

Elaine, ekes, I'm happy to say i wasn't murdered in my bed.
Izzy, that's what I was worried about, I've never even seen a spiff, let alone smoked one. I've led a sheltered life!
Carmen yes we are practising for our meet up, I can hardly wait. Although I think Maureen has something in store for me. Hope she doesn't bring a pikey tool with her.
Maria love I'm so sorry to hear you are suffering, sending you special hugs.
Well it's been a lazy day, just sitting on deck, reading and the occasional dip into the crystal clear waters. I've seen needle fish again and decided they are more scared of me than I am of them. We saw them earlier on the week, I googled them and learned they can attack! I sent my hubby in for a swim to see what would happen, he survived. But the highlight of my day was this evening. The stars are out in force with no street lights to diminish their beauty and suddenly the ISS made its appearance, moving slowly across the night sky until fading into oblivion. I waved, wonder if they saw me! Tomorrow we are heading for the harbour where we keep our boat. Sad out holiday is almost over.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue another gorgeous cards, i love the colours and the lovely gold border.
I really love the look of the stained glass dies.

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

This is one of my favourite festive dies, i just love the stained glass designs because they are so bright and cheery...they also remind me of some Art Deco inspired cross stitches that I had framed for my brother, the frame is very similar to those that I stitched. I think that using the silk polished glitter on acetate is my favourite technique for colouring the poinsettias, its just so sparkly and does require heaps of patience waiting for it to dry though but its definitely worth the effort cos the results are stunning. Whoever wins this card will be so fortunate, its one of my most favourite designs thus far from your festive cards, good luck everyone:-)
Having a better day today, had to pick myself up to go and have my hair blow Mum has cheekily stolen my appointment to get it cut and coloured because her grey roots are showing, Leslie our hairdresser joked that she wasn't allowing her to leave the salon in such a state because she would be a poor reflection on her:-) Being too young to have any grey hairs i had to sympathise, and being the kind and generous human being that i so clearly am I immediately offered her my place....well almost!:-)
There is a coffee morning on in the salon for Macmillan on Friday which i am hot footing it to....Allaine, the owners wife, is a fabulous baker and makes chocolate truffles to die for that whizz me back to the ones that we used to get at school, they don't taste of rum and are a lovely moist texture...i hope nobody notices if i nab half a dozen!
Pam, your manager is a right gobby old mare isnt she? Her holiday cant come soon enough so that you can get a bit of peace to do what your paid for rather than having to suffer her passive aggressive attitude. I couldn't slam a door even if i tried nowadays....5 and a half stone weakling, that's me:-).....gone are the days when it was my weapon of choice against my parents and a sure sign of my displeasure:-)
Elaine, hope Helen and Daniel enjoy their holiday, wouldn't it be nice to have a bit of Florida sunshine? Wishing Andrew well too, hope his hospital visit went he still enjoying his breakfasts? Glad you're getting some quality sleep, you must be worn out! Hugs to you allxxx
Rosemary, what a treat, I love Giovanni, boy can he move! His pert buttocks havent escaped my notice either i have to confess:-) Will you be going to see the main Strictly Show on tour too? My dream was to have seen Vincente and Flavia do their Argentine Tango tour, they're my favourite professionals, wish they would come back. And Gleb, mmmmm.............
Maureen, not watch Strictly? Are you insane? Don't answer that Myra! Well, after what Yvonne tells me about George, who needs a burger when you have steak at home:-) Me, i will continue to ogle from afar because that's all i am capable of nowadays!
Myra, when do you and the Gang of Nine meet up? Is it soon? Fancy a gatecrasher.....i could tie up Saba with her own boats rope and suitably disable Maureen with my tazer, it came in very handy when dealing with Yvonne's lip:-)
Yvonne, call yourself a Wilsonette? Where is the comment then? Tut,Tut!
Carmen, thankyou honey, you are the only one who refers to me by my proper title, its much appreciated because a little bit of respect goes a long way with me:-) Hope you enjoy your holiday, its well
Huge hugs to all my blog besties, hope you are all wellxxx


lorraine eastwood said...

Sorry Sue, just realised that i had forgotten to send my love and healing hugs to dearest Maria, hope you feel better soon honeyxxx

Love and crafty hugs


barbara macaskill said...

I absolutely adore your stained glass dies and since poinsettias are my favorite flower this is my favorite of the stained glass dies! Would love to look at it daily!

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!
Would love a video on how to make it.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful beautiful Christmas card I think this one is one of my all time favourites


Annx without an "e"

Laura O' Connor said...

stunning card ,love this die ,Laura O

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue

What a beautiful card and very classy. its been along time since I've managed to write on your blog again due to my health being so up and down and unfortunately more frequently down but I'm back again and wanted to say how much I enjoyed your weekend takeover on Hochanda. your cards are always stunning and you explain everything so well. Congratulations on your fantastic shows and stunning designs.

Best Wishes

Elaine Ann

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card for today's giveaway I love all the strained glass window dies
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW, WOW, WOW !!! Today's card is nothing short of absolutely STUNNING !!! I bought your Stained Glass Poinsettia Die and your Stained Glass Robin Die especially to make my Christmas cards this year using my Polished silk glitters onto acetate !!! I also got some of the cute woodware stamps for some quick Christmas cards for friends and Steve's work colleagues. I am actually making them at the moment glittering onto acetate as well. I will be using the Poinsettia and Robin dies to make special cards for my close family and close friends. I love this amazing card Sue. I really love the colours. The polished silk glitters are so beautiful and I love your Twinkle Frames Dies to. This has got to be one of my most favourite Christmas cards that you have made Sue. Thank you so much for sharing it. Sending lots of love and hugs to you Sue from Tres x x x

Congratulations to yesterday's blog candy winners love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love and hugs to everyone from Tres x x x

Eunice said...

WOW today's card is out of the world!! Love love love the stained glass dies and how they make any card pop. Thanks for you wonderful ideas.

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. Love the stained glass techniques.


Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Stunning. Love all the stained glass dies. This one could possibly be my favourite x
Sorry I am so late. Have just got in from my 96 year old neighbours. She is not very well and she has been taken into hospital by ambulance. My Florence Nightingale activities have worn me out x
Happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone especially my blog besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Latenight SandyH said...

Beautiful card. The Stained Glass Poinsettia die is gorgeous.
Take care everyone.

Jan Sayer said...

The stained glass poinsettia die is beautiful. Very tempted by it.

Marie P. From Coppull. said...

A beautiful card Sue and I actually have this die. I bought 3 of the stained glass ones but havent tried them yet. I also bought some acetate but I think I've got the wrong thickness. Didn't know which to order(on line) so I went with the thin one and I think it's too thin. Could someone tell me what thickness to get please. Is there a tutorial available for this card? I really must get started on my Christmas cards as many of them will be going to CANADA.
All for now.
Love and hugs.
Marie P

TDQ Karen said...

This is stunning, love the vibrant red xxxx

Denise Bryant said...

Love the sparkle! Gorgeous holiday card!

Jeannie Donnelly said...

This is a fabulous card, love it! Xx

Fiki said...

so nice card!