Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello there my crafty friends!  We are now getting into the Christmas card making season I think.  You need to have started them by now I think to have an enjoyable relatively stress free Christmas, but I will be like a broken record every week reminding you! LOL  If you need an elegant card that doesn't take too much time, today's giveaway id the card for you!  I started by cutting a piece of coconut white card then cutting a diagonal cut across it.  The top half I embossed with the Wild Poinsettia embossing folder for texture.  I added some mounting foam to the back and then adhered it to another piece of card stock.  Next I cut the Garland Edger in gold mirror card, extending the length so that it reached across the card on the diagonal.  I glued it into place just under the embossed area.  I added mounting foam to the other side of the card from the diagonal cut and adhered it below the garland edger.  I made three poinsettias cut from red card covered in Red Glitter Kiss.  I assembled them and added them to the lower portion of the card with white Holly Swirls as accents.  White and gold mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6" x  8 1/4" in size.  Leave a comment to be entered into the drawing to win this one.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely Wednesday Giveaway card, who would not want to be the proud winner of this one. I love it. I haven't yet started my cards this may kick start me.
Carmen, glad you survived the inventory, bit worrying about your headache still, maybe seek medical advice time. Take care of yourself.
Lynda, hope you are feeling better after your poorly spell.
Alison, don't worry about the weigh in, it is a given that you will put some weight on during holidays otherwise folks will think you didn't enjoy it.
June, glad I make you smile.
Elaine, you are an absolute whirlwind, I don't know how you do it. Good luck with the coffee morning, have a slice of cake for me please. Hope the grandchildren enjoyed their lasagna. Jack and Ryan had a roast dinner, their favourites after school.
My meeting with Union rep went well. He is going to request that they discount this illness completely as per the guidance and also the previous illness when I may have inhaled dust at work due to the fact that they may have caused it, proof or not, and he will take it to appeal if necessary. Feel better after talking to him.
Hugs to all (a group one with Rosemary in the middle would be nice). Thinking of poorly and missing friends.
Special thoughts and prayers for the victims and survivors and their families of the dreadful shootings in the USA. We live in a troubled world at the moment.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome colors, textures and dimension on this gorgeous card! Love the poinsettias!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, an incredibly gorgeous card, love the embossed section offset by the plain section with the poinsettias. Someone is going to be very lucky to receive this giveaway card. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Ohhh how I would love to win this card. It is simply beautiful. I havnt started mine yet but this one is going to be among them. If we ever get home. No news yet on out flights. Keeping inky fingers crossed. The card issues so very elegant Sue. Someone is going to be very lucky. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a classy and elegant card. The gold and the red are so beautiful against the white. real treasure.


Maria Illsley said...

A real stunner for this week's giveaway xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful give away card today, yes I think we are all in Christmas mode at the moment, I have made quite a few but they are ones that must be hand delivered, need to get my head around the posting ones and not do too many layers.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, you capture it all in a nut shell. Pleased that the meeting went well for you, let's hope they can put a line underneath it all and you can then get some peace and not have to keep worrying.

Off to craft club this morning, hope to do some inking, stamping and colouring today.

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

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Good morning Sue,

What a beautiful card. Just my taste that one! How lucky would I be to win this?! Fingers crossed.

I've been gathering my materials for my Christmas cards for some time now but have still yet to get into production. Half term holidays will be the time I think - or so I keep telling myself. I will get there, eventually.

Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, it will take pride of place in anyones home.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue, you are so right about needing a constant reminder to get a shimmy on with our festive cards, I learnt my lesson the hard way last year, very hard so once bitten twice shy lol one thing that I learnt which was so very valuable was if possible place a die on a sheet of card that gives you an apature or negative which can be used as a base for your next card and so on, I got on a roll with your weekly inspiration plus the other trick I just mentioned. This sample though is one on its own Sue it's gorgeous. I love how the deep red poinsettias draw you in, the gold border and that hint of the Holly Swirl that cuddles and curls beneath your floral element is just beautiful. I love the festive inspiration you give and I'm really really looking forward to seeing each sample from your new festive dies get its day on the blog.
Keep warm be happy, and I'm sending my love and hugs as always xxx a big extra big thank you for giving me the tools and knowledge to be able to make 2 very simple CAS sympathy cards which as you know was extremely sensitive and was a big concern to me. Thank you xx

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a poinsettia card, would it? Would make a nice batch making card. Love the embossed background. The picture doesn't do justice to those Glitter kiss poinsettias though.
Such a lovely givevaway card. Hugs xx Pauline

hollyberry said...

Oh wow Sue. What a gorgeous card with a lovely splash of colour.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
A very elegant card for this weeks giveaway love the poinsettias.
Catherine V94 xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful elegant Christmas card today.Who will be the lucky winner?
Jan x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful giveaway card today. Love everything about it. Someone will be very pleased to win this one.

Barbara V

Debra K. said...

Wonderful! x

Barbara (C) said...

A beautiful card today. Very elegant but still suitable for a batch make with a bit of time cutting and embossing the elements. BarbaraC

dmjones said...

Now that card is really up my street, Sue, what
a gorgeous one that anyone would be pleased to
receive!!! hint, hint!!!!

Glad to read your meeting with the union rep went
well, Pam, they can be give you the confidence to
know you are in the right!

Doreen x

Netty The Runner said...

New, elegant card Sue, not too time consuming for batch making, but looks amazing.
Annette x

Narrowboat girl said...

Gorgeous card Sue. This one would certainly stand out from the rest. I love poinsettias & the colour scheme just shouts Christmas.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card that really shows off the lovely embossing folder design very well (must have a look for that one!).
I try to make the odd Christmas card throughout the year however still need to make more! X

hettygarlick said...

Yes very elegant Sue. I do love the Holly Swirls die. I used it for the first time yesterday. It's beautiful. x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card! Very traditional. Thanks for sharing. so glad your meeting was so positive. What a worry it’s all been.
Have a great day everyone.

DeCor said...

Still gettingg my craft area sorted from moving but your beautiful Christmas cards are motivating me to get it organised! Love today's card. Really like the spit with the embossing folder.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card as always. Starting to think about making Christmas cards. Only got half a dozen or so to do so won't take long when I eventually start!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a gorgeous card giveaway. This is the card that made me buy the Edger it's a beautiful die. I learned my lesson 2 years ago when I got so far behind that I was having to stopping up half the night to try and catch up. Now what I do is after the Christmas rush is over I still make Christmas cards until the end of January this way I know I have a head start for the Christmas. You might think I am a bit daft but all the stuff is already out so why not lol. Good Luck everyone for the draw on Saturday.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful card. I love red and white for Christmas. Simple and elegant. I haven't actually started my cards yet - lack of time and too many holidays I think but I do keep telling myself that I must get a shimmy on. I got caught out last year and finished the last couple on Christmas Eve. I certainly don't want that to happen again.
Glad things went well for you Pam.
Hope everyone has the best day possible.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Chris Curry said...

I love traditional colours for Christmas and this one is perfect. Those poinsettias really stand out beautifully. Thank you Sue, now back to my craft room and Christmas card making. Have a good day. Xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a lovely elegant card today, I love it. Could we p,ease move Christmas another few months on and then maybe I will catch up.

Pam so p,eased the meeting went well. X X

June, can I come and live near you. You go to so many craft groups there is absolutely nothing where I live and no interest when I tried to start one.

Love Rosemarie X X

Crafty Cruiser said...

Stunning card for the giveaway, truly elegant.
Doreen R

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, very classy and elegant. I don't have the exact ingredients for this card but my mind is buzzing with ideas for a variation, thank you for the inspiration.
Pam, pleased your meeting went well. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Carolyn B said...

I know I’ve only just won a card, so I’m being really greedy, but this is a stunning card and I love it!

Carolyn B x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning - a beautiful card this morning on such a wintry morning!
Love it!

Liz said...

Fabulous card, the deep red poinsettias are so striking against the white - just beautiful.

Liz Cavill - Crafty Sunflower xx

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning card and I love the poinsettia. Started my cards earlier in the year but work in the house has halted it a bit, can't wait til I can get back in my craft room x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely classic Christmas card, what a great giveaway for some lucky Wilsonette to receive. Good luck everyone.
I have some cards left from last year when I was organised but yes, too many holidays and other things taking over so really must get started. I have a couple of simple birthday cards to make and a very very special 70th one then I can get well into Christmas. Must get back to my make a card a week next year.
Happy to hear your meeting went well Pam, thanks you for your comments as usual, you cover everything so well for us
Muriel x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Crafty Crew,

In my mind I am raising the Garland Edger so it's higher on the card. The embossing folder is lovely, but Merry and Bright looks so lonely up there. The poinsettias almost look like velvet, and the pearl at their center is perfection.

I have a question about the robin card. How do you not cut out the robin when you're cutting the frame? Can't figure that out.

Carmen, please take a day off and rest. If I was your head, I'd throb until you did something sensible and necessary, like rest. Even if you have to go unpaid, your health is more important.

Pam, so glad your have the backing you need.

Maureen, you've made me laugh two days in a row with your typo of calling yourself Myra's fiend. A little early for Halloween, don't you think?

Tonight while waiting for Sue's new card to appear, I cut some Cheeky Monkeys and vines, etc. And here's a refrain I'd like to use again: It was all I could do to keep from losing my bananas!

Sue, I found myself wanting a few sizes of split-leaf philodendron to put in the jungle where the monkey is swinging. Maybe we need a houseplant set that could double as rainforest foliage?

My wish for you all is that you have the best Wednesday you could possibly have. I'll do the same. It might take some effort. As (I forget who) said during the launch: "Choices will have to be made!"

Love and huggles,


Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful Christmas card for your Wednesday give away. Those glitter kiss poinsettias must look stunning in real life. Xx

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Simply divine!!
Poinsettias are my ultimate choice for Xmas cards!
Beautifully done.
It's on my agenda for this weekend, to at least start looking at all my Christmas goodies and then decide what my cards should be, though I think those extra special ones will be the gorgeous Radiating Stars with fillables.

Krafty Runner x

JennyH said...

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

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
I love everything about this card, but to be honest I always do. I especially like the beautiful edger, it looks stunning in the gold. I know anyone would be thrilled to receive this card, I know I certainly would be. It is so elegant as always.

With Best Wishes

Elaine Ann

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great card today and as you say perfect for batch making. The poinsettias really are the star of the show aren't they, they are my go to die too. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today and joining in with that group hug. Good to hear the union rep has given you some reassuring advice. Xxx
Donita I have a feeling our Maureen is not making a typo, she's a little devil you know but looks sooooo angelic. Haha. I hope your bananas don't go too far!!! Xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another gorgeous card and so very elegant. I'm a sucker for poinsettias at Christmas and these are just beautiful with the white and gold. Someone is going to be very lucky to win this beautiful card. Sending best wishes

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, somebody is going to be thrilled to receive it.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is so fresh-looking, I love it, the embossing folder is so pretty, as are the poinsettia's.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Mavis L said...

Good Morning Sue. What a beautiful Christmas Card.Love the
poinsettia and would love to win. Mavis L x

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
A beautiful card Sue, as usual, and as usual, I love it. The rich red of the poinsettias is fabulous.
Take care everyone.
Yvonne. Xxx

stitchingranny said...

Stunning card Sue. A real mantelpiece pleaser as they say.

Hugs Helen xx

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a stunning card - just beautiful xx

Jan Sayer said...

Really lovely, Sue.

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

A sumptuous Christmas card for the giveaway.....I can just imagine the delightful oooohs and aaahs of the lucky winner.

Rather dull start to the day in my little corner of Somerset earlier but now it is beginning to brighten up with soft fluffy clouds drifting by. Hopefully I will get the rest of yesterday's washing dry today. Wind and solar power is my preferred method, the clothes smell so much fresher.

(((((HUGS)))) to all in need of one today. I hope your day becomes kinder to you

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

TOB said...

gorgeous card, very elegant indeed. Love it. hugs xx craftgirl

Anonymous said...

Georgeous, Georgeous, Geourgeous. Sue what more can I say!
ValCCumbria xx

karenlotty said...

This is a lovely card Very elegant and perfect for those I make hand delivered cards for

June Horrocks said...

What a stunning card sue the flowers are so lovely a gift anyone would treasure
Thank you xxxxxx
Love June xxxxx

Brenda Gardner said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the gold strip dividing the card. Very elegant. 😀

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Loving the Giveaway Christmas card the poinsettia are just beautiful .

Pam so pleased your Union Rep made you feel better that takes away a lot of the stress for you , i made 5 cakes just in case others don't support the occasion i just have to finish two this morning making lemon icing for one and decorate the other with melted chocolate and decorate with fresh strawberry and chocolate flakes sprinkled on top . My Granddaughter hardly ate any of her Lasagna she was so upset with boyfriend troubles , i do hope she feels a little better today .
Hecky thump i must get on and and sort my cakes out ,will echo all your comments again Pam.

Huggles to all especially my besties .
Elaine H X

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a stunner! everything about this card and although I don't have the Wild Poinsettia ef I'm sure I can find a suitable Christmas themed embossing folder that would work with those sumptuous glitter-kissed flowers so thank you for the inspiration...


Teresa c said...

Beautiful card Sue love your Christmas cards xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, once again you have given us a gorgeous card, with your brilliant description you make them sound so easy.
I must try and get some Christmas cards done, I never seem to get any free time just now
Have a lovely day everyone, take care
Jess xxx

Anne said...

A classic Christmas card, Sue. Lovely.

Anne (Northampton)

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Such a Stunning card this morning . The card looks so elegant with the red , white and gold. I love the finishing touches with poinsettias. I make cards for charity and have made a start and love seeing your cards to get me more in the mood.
crafty hugs and well wishes to all. Wendy

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,

that´s a wonderful Christmas card... Love the huge poinsettias.

Rolf xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very lovely card. love Jean Z xxx


A lovely traditional colour card. Thanks Sue x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, poinsettias my favourite!!!
Yes Christmas will be upon us before we know it!!!
Gorgeous giveaway!!! Someone's going to be very happy!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, right up my street - colourwise and in the choice of dies. I love the garland edger, all the more so as it can be used all the year round. The level of detail is just stunning.
Hugs, Rose

gwen70 said...

WOW Sue this is beautiful

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Such an elegant Christmas card.
I would love to win it.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today with your beautiful poinsettias. This is my style of card. Yvonne xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card. I love Poinsettias on Christmas Cards, just they shout Christmas.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card Sue!
Rosemary xx

Owlish said...

That's a fabulous card great colours

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card. The pop of red is
the icing on the cake.
Evis M.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this gorgeous card and although I do not have the lovely Wild Poinsettia EF I will see if the Poinsettia Trellis will work instead. The Garland Edger is stunning cut in gold and I love using it. So many people will be having their fingers crossed on Saturday!

Pam - glad the union rep has been able to put your mind at ease, he seems to be pretty much on the ball.


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful, elegant card, love everything about it. Thanks for the reminder, I did make a few Christmas cards during the summer but I need to get started again

Pam glad the union guy was helpful, may I join in the group hug and send love and hugs to everyone
Norah still missing you and your lovely hills

Pat xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Aww fabby card. I love poinsettias. In fact they arrived in store yesterday as flowers are my dept. Different colours from the normal red ones. I believe sue u once mentioned that they do come in other colour varieties once I mentioned that to the boss as she wasn't keen on the colours lol x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. Very elegant with in the white, gold and red. I love the poinsettia flowers with the holly swirls making a beautiful flora spray.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A real classic beauty today. Very elegant. Love the poinsettias.

Pam, somglad your meeting with the union rep,went well. I hope you feel a bit better.

Love Helen

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. I love how you have used the dies and the embossing folder. It is very pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous Christmas card this is definitely one for the Mantlepiece


Annx without an "e"

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, I use my poinsettia die a lot on all my Christmas cards x

rosiejt said...

I love your Merry and Bright die - it's so very useful!

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card! I love the dies and embossing folder you've used.
Hugs x
Heather T

Agnes (Scotland) said...

Sue - this is my idea of the perfect Christmas Card I just love it.x

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
This card is so gorgeous!!......I always love to use poinsettias on my Christmas cards! I think I have to make one similar to this!!

Anonymous said...

Carole stourbridge
I just love traditional Christmas colours, red and green and the gold just lifts it. Wonderful

donna sherman said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the gold diagonal strip! The colors are beautiful together, especially the beautiful red poinsettias!

Diane H said...

Thank you for a chance to win this stunning card, Sue. The dimensional poinsettias look amazing.

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely give away card, Sue - you are very kind. Gold, white and red go so well together and the embossing folder looks so effective too.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant Sue
Gr Karin

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful Christmas card. No, I have not started my Christmas cards. I have not even made Halloween or Thanksgiving cards either. I feel so far behind. Life recently is getting in the way of my "play time" making cards.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
I am loving all the Christmas cards on your blog and this is no exception. It is stunning!
Love Michelle Stanley xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card for some lucky person.

barbara macaskill said...

Ooooooo! It’s my birthday today and your gorgeous card has my favorite flowers on it! I think it would look lovely hanging on my wall so I can see it everyday! Sending 49 wishes in hopes of this being my lucky week! TFS!

Judy Hollers said...

I would love to see this beautiful Christmas card in my mail box! The Red Glitter Kiss is lovely used on this card. The red, white and gold colors on the card say "Christmas."

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A stunning Christmas card today. Love the design of it.

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
What a wonderful Wednesday give away ohh I would love to have this but I do wish everyone good luck when Sie makes her draw
I will again echo all of Pams comments. I am glad that your meeting with your union rep went well sweetheart hugs
My usual hugs to all that need one
Take care folks
Theresa G xxx

Vie Carter said...

pretty card


rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Sue sorry haven't commented not been well . Have to have chest x ray blood tests etc. so will keep this short
Am loving your cards have all ingredients for Robin card.
Love and huggles to all. xxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
That red glitter kiss really has the wow factor with the gold Miri. Fabulous card.
Beverley W

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Oh wow, what a fabulous giveaway nothing else needs to be said!!!!!

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

The card is gorgeous.Love it! Good luck all!

Pam - So pleased the meeting went well.
Elaine - You are a super women! Hugs.
Donita - I agree, but a day off is out of question because my back up is off.
Barbara Macaskill - Happy b-day!

Dear friends, today I feel a little bit better. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.
Thank you for thinking about me.

Wish you all a great day,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Glad Dear friend, I feel a little bit better today.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I have already started making my Christmas cards, but very slowly as I am trying to juggle them with moving everything out of my kitchen ready for refurbishment, organising all my crafty stash in preparation for the arrival of my storage for crafts unit and at some point my new sofa will arrive too. I can always do with some further inspiration though and this card hits the spot. I love it.


lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today, just beautiful!

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
You have finally converted me to your lovely poinsettias and they are forming part of my Christmas cards this year.
Pam I am glad to hear your union is helping hopefully the powers that be will a little easier on you now.Donita are you okay your last sentence seemed strange.Elaine you have been busy.Rosemary I think you need special huggles look after yourself.

Tressa said...

Greetings from Puerto Chiapas in Mexico not far from the Guatemalan border and taking the opportunity of port WiFi to catch up on what I have missed over the past six days.

Have seen some gorgeous cards which offer a lot of inspiration. Thank you


Sheila Barns said...

This is such a beautiful card.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I love this beautiful card. The E.F. is so crisp, the poinsettias are gorgeous, and it shouts "Look at me". This will certainly stand out on the fireplace.
Pam, so pleased that the meeting went well and I hope it's eased your mind.
Carmen, I remember what a Boss said to me when I was poorly and said that I couldn't take time off work as I was too busy. He said "The Graveyards of the World are full of indispensable people", and he was right! Take some time off.
Donita, Diane's right (she knows me so well) - that's no typo. Myra is so nice that I enjoy being a fiend to her ha ha. I'll be able to be a fiend in person soon yippee!!!
Elaine, ah young love. Tell your Granddaughter not to rush to get back if her boyfriend comes calling. I did and look where it got me - George ha ha. Hope all is well with the rest of the family.
Rosemary, sorry to read your latest post and hope the tests go well. Have a cuddle.
Barbara M, happy birthday - hope you've had a lovely day.
love to all
Maureen (Myra's fiend) xxx

Tupns said...

Wow another stunning card Sue. You inspire so many people.
Have an awesome day
Annie (NZ)

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
First of apologies for not commenting yesterday and just ignore the cheering from some others in the background!! Lol!
I watched the video and must have been interrupted and then we had visitors and I forgot! Sorry!
It was a lovely card and I always enjoy watching you put things together!
Today's is gorgeous! I must say I love the red glitter kiss! I have used it and it's really effective and so sparkly in real life! I have two sheets waiting to be cut out! I don't have the Poinsettia EF and it really is pretty! May have to rethink that one! Thank you Sue for another gorgeous card full of inspiration!
Pam - glad you feel happier having spoken to your Union Rep. I'm sorry you have had all this stress though!
Carmen - good you are feeling a bit better ! Take care!
Ann - I do hope you hear about your Flight soon , just to put your mind at rest! We had booked Flights only with them for next year but fortunately our Credit .card Company will have to refund that. That's why they charge extra I guess!
Tracy - interesting about your Poinsettias! I never buy a red one as it doesn't match any room in my home! Usually have a shade of pink or a variegated one! Can never manage to keep them though! My Mum could!
Laine - I suspect you are a wee bit under the weather! Sorry if you are! Sending a hug!
PP - I think you have been missing for a few days! Did you overdo things recently! Get well and come back soon!
Maureen has been calling me her " fiend" for a while now - sort of like the devil on my shoulder!! I'm very fond of her really!
Lots of love to everyone, Myra ( Friend of Maureen!!) xx

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue and lovely for a giveaway. Glad the Union are supporting you Pam and echoing your comments. Hugs for all who need them.

Scottygirl said...

Good morning, Sue, from Alberta Canada.  I love this card.  I'm very partial to your channel cards.  I was wondering if you have made a video showing how to make and assemble this one?  I really appreciate your videos as I learn so much better when there is a visual tutorial as opposed to a written one.  I was getting a little confused with the insertion of the gold strip.  

This is another stunner as usual and it would be an awesome card to win.  Cheers!


Fiki said...

gorgeous card!

Sunnybec said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

Barbara said...

Beautiful Christmas card Sue!
Who wouldn't love to win any of your cards!

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Wow, is it Wednesday already? Boy, isn't time flying by, you are so right to urge us to start thinking more about Christmas and creating all those gorgeous cards from your fabulous dies. Today's card is a beauty, i love the poinsettia EF, the detailing is stunning and the rich red poinsettias are a real statement, totally fabulous! Good luck ladies in the draw, hoping it goes to one of Sues many devoted regulars.
Had an early start today.....okay, i got up at 8am which in my book is still technically night time:-) feeling a little pooped tonight, I'm just not as young as i used to be so goodness knows how oldies like Yvonne, Myra and dear Maureen cope!:-) Went for my regular wash and blow dry at my Mum stole my appointment though, i was meant to get it coloured and cut but Leslie thought my Mum was in greater need given that the grey hairs were forming a rebellion on her head. Yes, i am a kind and considerate daughter willing to sacrifice my own happiness for the sake of others:-) least now i wont be embarrassed to be seen with her:-)
Saba and Myra, thanks for your special hugs they really helped, i was feeling rotten yesterday but made good on my promise to post a comment regardless of how short it would be...besides it gave you all a rest from my verbal diarrhoea! Are you back home in Germany now Saba? When do you fly over for your girlie weekend? Myra, i believe that you care for Maureen deeply even if it isnt always immediately apparent:-)
Carmen, glad you're feeling a bit better, it must have been a real struggle for you doing the inventory whilst you felt so lousy:-( Do something about that headache if it persists though. Sending huge hugs honeyxxx
Pam, so glad you are finally getting some professional support that will really make your bosses sit up and notice, maybe you can relax now and concentrate on getting betterxxx
Elaine, hope you enjoyed your coffee morning, I wouldn't have minded a slice or three of cake either:-) Men have never interfered with my appetite, tell your granddaughter they're not worth the aggro, have a nice piece of cheesecake instead and watch an episode of Bake I AM showing my age!
Yvonne, big hugs to you sweetie, I'm going to be super nice for a change because you're under the weather...yes, stranger things have happened.....hope you feel better soon and have a chance to look in on the blog, dare i say it but you're missed....a little!:-)xxx
Rosemary, good luck with your tests and hope you feel better soon, sending hugsxxx
Extra special cuddles to all my blog besties, wishing you all heath, wealth and happinessxxx

Love and crafty hugs


Theresa Pace said...

classical christmas. very elegant, hugs xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Just love poinsettias and the white with the red poinsettias is so very striking and elegant. The gold is something I never do, put gold with white I usually use silver with white, but this definitely works.

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card, love the poinsettias!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, what a lovely card! It's simple, yet elegant and the colour of the poinsettias is glorious!! Jo xx

ursula said...

This is a beautiful traditional red and gold card and it looks amazing...I love it...luv Ursula xx

Di said...

Hi Sie,
Another stunning card, the gorgeous red and gold with white always depicts Christmas. Love the background and the poinsettias are stunning too.
Di B.x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Really gorgeous card today. It’s right up my street. I love poinsettia,just so Christmassy.
Pam, so pleased that your meeting with union rep went so well - at least you know someone is fighting your corner. Weigh in went well - I was exactly the same weight, so I was pleased about that!
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card, I LOVE your Poinsettias.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
I'm starting to panic, haven't made a single C card yet but you are giving me the inspiration. Today's card is gorgeous, love how you have divided it up into two equally beautiful parts, the embossed look on the top and the simply gorgeous poinsettias at the bottom with their holly swirls. It's stunning Sue, thankyou.

Pam glad the union rep has made you feel better about this silly situation. You've been ill, why can't the management accept it instead of causing you all this stress. Hope it all gets resolved soon.
Laine, glad to see you back on form although you are obviously sickening for something being nice to Yvonne! Yes I'm back in good old Germany but only for a few days. Flying to the UK at the weekend to meet up with most of the gang and I can't wait. I seem to spend half my life packing and unpacking at the moment.
Barbara Happy Birthday, bit late but I hope you have had a lovely day.
Carmen glad you are feeling a bit better.
Elaine- Hecky Thump! Are you a Yorkshire lass like me? Hope your Grandaughter soon gets over her boyfriend blues. I'll have a slice of the lemon one please.
Donita that was no typo! She loves Myra really, we all do. Maureen is considering having an axe in her head for her Halloween costume, I'm sure Her hubby George will help!
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Eunice said...

Very regal card Sue, so traditional, what a beautiful thing to receive. Oh my I do have to get at it, haven't made a single Christmas card yet!!!!!!!

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Always like poinsettia's and this card is gorgeous
Best wishes
Karen M

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Just a short comment tonight as it is late and I am unwell. I really love your gorgeous Christmas card !!! I think it is very elegant and classy. Poinsettia's are a favourite of mine and I love Traditonal Christmas cards using Traditional Chrstmas colours. The Contemporary Poinsettia background EF is beautiful. I really love the Garland edger die. ( Another one that is on my huge long wish list !!!) Great sentiment to. Thanks for sharing your fab card Sue. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

DeeDee7770 said...

I love ❤️ this card. The red really pops against the beautiful embossed white. Simply elegant.

dragonswing said...

As usual, your card is beautiful! Love the texture of the background. Poinsettias are always so pretty.

Sherry said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!11

Latenight SandyH said...

Beautiful card. Love the Poinsettias and the gorgeous Holly Swirls. Haven't even started on my Christmas cards yet. Lots of cards to make for October, November and December to get on with first including quite a few for big birthdays.
Take care everyone.

Annie Stamps said...

I love this card Sue. I love to use red and white for Christmas cards.
Annie P

Diane King said...

Great card. Loving all the ways to use dies.

Marie P. From Coppull. said...

Good morning all.
Yet another beautiful card Sue. I know I've asked you before, but when do you rest?
I am so fed up of sorting things out prior to my move. On the days that my Daughter comes to help she says things like "Chuck it" Charity bag" "Crafty ladies" "You don't need it Mum" Then she loads the bags into her car so that I can't have a second look.Having said that, I will miss her when she goes back to Fuertaventura next week Maybe I'll start my Christmas cards eh?

SueJ said...

Love this card so fresh looking and uncluttered, just perfect.

Suemac said...

Love the card

lindyloo12 said...

A great Christmas card that anyone would appreciate!

Trulyblessed said...

Love this card. Very classy.

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Sue

A stunning card, absolutely love it

June x

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is another totally stunning card, i could you bare to give it away.
It is so elegant and would look fabulous in whoevers home it goes to live in.

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card sue always love your poincentives. Laura O

Jan Jay said...

This card is very pretty. Your cards are stunning as always Sue x

Jan.moogie said...

A stunning card Sue and some lucky person is going to love it. Hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jac said...

Hi Sue, I had a customer today ask me about the embossing folder that you used on this card. I cannot find it anywhere. Is it available please or is it coming soon?