Saturday, 2 December 2017

Facing Angels Card


Hi crafters!  Today's card is a little bit of a naughty sneak, but sometimes you can get away with it. The silver mirror card is a tad bit more forgiving for this I think or perhaps it just takes your eye away from the die edge!  You will have to watch the video to see what I mean! LOL

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

Suemac!!!

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





























The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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99 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the Angel.
Congratulations to our Wednesday winner Suemac, lucky lady.
Carmen, I won't send the snow to you, I think you will have more than your fair share over the winner. My brother lives in New Hampshire and I know how bad they get it. Our snow has gone for now, washed away by the rain, however my rear garden is still covered, I can live with that. It is very cold out though.
Cheryl hope you enjoyed your tea last night, I too like frozen peas, however the twins don't like them so rarely get to eat them.
June thank you I wish I could join your group, it sounds so much fun and very sociable.
Elaine I know you are keeping your posts brief so that Trixie behaves. I hope Andrew and Mary are doing well.
Theresa, what are Stovies, I wonder if we had a different name for them. My dad was from a mining village nut Mum was from a town, so there were many variations and names for things. What a lit if lovely memories I've had this week. Thank you all.
Big hugs to all, keep warm and well. Extra comforting ones for poorly and missing friends. Myra tell Norah I miss her.

DeCor said...

Love the angels. Have to watch the video later.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, will watch the video later. I've been away for a week so I'm still catching up, but there's some gorgeous cards. Congratulations to all the winners this week. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

You little minx, but as far as I am concerned you can do as many sneaky things as you like. Julia was saying the other day how nice it is that you do reverse images with a lot of your dies. But the way you have done a reverse image of the angel is really cool! You are so talented and we are so lucky to have you share your ideas.

I can't wait to see what else you are going to show us leading up to Christmas sneakily or otherwise. :)

Have a great day Sue

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
A stunning card with your beautiful angel die.She's gorgeous.
Congratulations to Suemac.
Enjoy your weekend.
Jan x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very opulent and elegant design that shows the 2017 angel off beautifully. Thank you for the tutorial.
Congratulations to Suemac. X

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. I know of a certain follower that will have a proud smile on her face when she walks into the blog today. If it wasn't for a very old Angel stamp of yours and a card made from that stamp your favourite Limited addition 2017 Angel may never have been born and I know how much you love her. This is such a lovely way to show her beauty.
Many congratulations to Sumac on your gorgeous card, what a lovely start to a new month.
Hibernation is now in full swing for me so I really hope my Snow Globe etc arrives soon so when my keeper brings back my new colours of the Foundation card later I can enjoy putting them together.
I shall send my usual hugs to you and hope your Saturday is a happy one xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Got to watch the video later but lovely card. Congratulationsto Wednesdays winner

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a lovely card, the angel is beautiful, and this will be a much referred to video to achieve the design. You have me intrigued now with the naughty sneak comment. Well done to Suemac. Off to watch the video. have a great day everybody. Bx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I look forward to watching the video to see how you reversed the angel.
Congrats to Suemac.
B xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all.. Stunning card this morning . You do create some stunning cards. The silver silver mirror card works so well with the design. I will be looking forward to watching the video.
Congratulations to Sumac . Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.
Wendy

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card and great video, Thank you.
Congratulations to Sue mac enjoy your prize.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card. Congratulations to the winner of the card giveaway.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely angels Sue.

Jan Sayer said...

A beautiful card Sue.
Jan
Northampton

Kate's Cards said...

Gorgeous! xxx

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeous card Sue, love your tip with mirri card. Thank you. Xx

Diane King said...

Will have to try this technique. Lovely card. xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue and all
A lovely card Sue and a great tip ,well done to Suemac enjoy your card .

CreweTrish , we got the sun eventually and the snow was all gone by 1 oclock thank goodness hugs to you and yours xx.

Pam you are so right Trixie is very hard work ,think it will have to go into a shop { but i dont want to be without it } on the other hand if i had sent it to a shop it may have been all repaired by now , oh dear sob, sob.

Will echo Pam and send you all huggles especially my besties.
Elaine H X

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card today.

Congrats to the card winner.

Michele

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card and great video.
CatherineV94 xx

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the Angel and how to reverse her!
Beautuful card today!
Well done to Suemac enjoy your gift!
Love Marg

hettygarlick said...

A very pretty card. The angel is lovely and that's a clever idea to reverse it.

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

A plain and simple background, allowing your beautiful Angels to shine!

Krafty Runner x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, clever reverse trick.
Lydia
X

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh I am loving this, will check out the video later, look forward to that.

Congratulations to Suemac

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, got to finish quick as I have to do my ironing, yuck.

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

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Great card. I am now off to watch the video. Breakfast will have to wait. I have my little Grandson all to myself this weekend, (hisMummy and Daddy off to some stuffy work Christmas do) . No housework will get done, probably no crafting either, except what I do with him. But I don't care. I am going to love e ery single minute of the weekend, I might need a lie down in a dark room come Monday, but it will be worth it.

I hope e eryone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie X X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love the card, not got time to watch video until later so am really looking forward to seeing how you have achieved this card. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
BEAUTIFUL card, thanks for the video showing us that it CAN be done. I have just got this angel and can't wait to use it. And the garland edger is just gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Anne said...

This is beautiful, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

BenteS said...

Love your angel dies, Sue!
Thanks for a pretty card and a great video!

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Just adore this year's Angel and even more so now that I can see that it's possible to reverse the image to have them facing each other is a double whammy bonus!...

Congratulations to Suemac on winning Wednesday's gorgeous card...

Donita - there's no such thing as Poinsettia Overload!!....lol

Izzy

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
So excited to see the Angel die,I bought her when see first came out, she is very cherished,
I'm definitely going to have a go at this card,thank you for the idea.
Best wishes
Karen M

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I am off to watch the video I think this technique is going to be very useful. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
A beautiful card this morning and I love the dies you have used. I don't know why but I have never bought your angels. I could be tempted now as I really like this one! I also love the Garland edger!
Wishing you and your followers a good weekend.
Lesley S x



Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great card today and a lovely video with your usual hints and tips, you are spoiling us. I have to say the angel is shown off so well on this card, she's a real beauty. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today xxx
Congratulations to Suemac on winning the card xxx
Rosemary enjoy your fun weekend with your grandson xxx
Tracey sending hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Have not watched video yet am curious as to how you have reversed the Angel.
VCCumbria. Xx

Suemac said...

Another beautiful card.

Thrilled to have won the Wednesday card giveaway, it’s such a stunning card !

June Horrocks said...

Love the angel sue the card is lovely
Congrats to sumac
Thank you
June Horrocks xxxxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love today’s card, I will have to watch the video later, a bit of Christmas shopping to pick up later.
Congratulations Suemac on winning the card today.
Please take care everyone, Jess x

val jones said...

Lovely Sue. The angels are beautiful.
Congratulation's Suemac.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue really lovely card double the pleasure with two beautiful angels will watch the video layer to see how you have achieved this
Rosemarie have a fantastic fun filled weekend with your grandson
Congratulations to Suemac enjoy your prize
Sending caring hugs to all who need them Tracey thinking of you & all our missing friends

Crafty Cruiser said...

Beautiful double angel - looks gorgeous. Congratulations to Suemac
Doreen R

Marion Scott said...

Gorgeous card Sue, this year's angel is so pretty
Marion S x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful card & what a great way to mirror image the Angel. Congratulations to Suemac. Yvonne xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

A gorgeous card today with another new technique to share. Thank you for an early Christmas present.

Yes Pam, I did enjoy my tea last night, the peas went down a treat lol

Off to watch the video before starting the dreaded Saturday housework clear up.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Stunning card Sue, catch video later. Great to see Christmas cards, I need the inspiration.
Annette x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. I love the Angels facing each other. Thanks for your video but will have to play catch up when we are home Monday. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card, I just love your angels.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beUtiful card, the angels are gorgeous.

Barbara V

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful Christmas card I adore your Angel dies.

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

stitchingranny said...

Beautiful card but I will have to watch later to learn your secrets.

Hugs Helen xx

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
What a lovely card great colours will watch later to see ur brilliant ideas
Congratulations to suemac

JOY Xx

Scottydog said...

Yes Steph I did smile when I saw 'my' angel! A lovely card with the two angels facing each other. I am off to watch the video to see how you did it Sue. Thank you so much for all your inspiration Sue.
Congratulations to Suemac, you will enjoy looking at Sue's masterpiece each day.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely Christmas card. love Jean Z xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue (just) lol!
Beautiful card great tip about cutting the reverse of a die! As usual fabulous video thanks for sharing.
Congratulations Suemac!
Hugs x
Heather T

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful, can't wait to watch how it's done :)

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card. I will certainly give the tip on cutting the angel backwards a try.
Regards,
Evis M.

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, I just love your Angel dies and have them all. Thank you for sharing your reversal technique. It makes such a beautiful card.
Congratulations to Suemac.
Ironing to finish, then crafting for the rest of the afternoon. Thank goodness for Jeff Stelling (sport channel) as I can craft in peace in the dining room. Hugs xx Pauline

karenlotty said...

Clever very clever To me it makes sense to use the angels facing each other
Off to watch video now

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
This is Such A Luxurious Card I Loved How You Have Shared With Us The Great
Tip About Cutting The Beautiful Angel So They Were Facing Each Other, You Are A Pure
Master At Coming Up With Designs Also Changing Items So We Get More From Our Extremely
Magical Cutting Dies..................
Products Used In Today’s Card:-
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Silver/Silver Mirror Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Twinkle Twinkle Embossing Folder Designed By Sue Wilson”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed White Pearls”
“Creative Expression Sentiment From Christmas Sayings”
Star’s In Today’s Card ✨
All Dies Are From The June Release 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Christmas Angel Die Set” (From The Festive Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Garland Edger Die Set” (From The Festive Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Noelle Frame Die Set” (From The Festive Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
Thank You For The Exceptional Video Tutorial Plus The Tremendous Christmas Card
Today’s Card Is 7”x 8”
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love the Sam xxx
Congratulations 👏To Suemac!!! For Winning This Weeks Wednesday Gift Card Enjoy............

Annie Stamps said...

Love the facing angels sue. Gorgeous border too.
Annie P
XXX

Yorkie girl said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Ohh I love your card today I have this die and I also have the stamp from many moons ago so I will be watching the video with a view to recreating it in some way. Thank you Sue
Pam Stovies is a mix of potatoes cut up small with onions and mince then brought to the boil it is simmered slowly till it thickens as the potatoes break down there are several different recipes mum sometimes put turnip in it too it’s personal choice like you said you had to make the most of what you had . Mum and Dad lived in Lanark Dad was from Kirkfieldbank I have some wonderful old pics of gran and granddad
I will leave it there and like you said it has stirred up some lovely memories thanks Pam
I send my usual well wishes and hugs to everyone
Take care Theresa G xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Beautiful angels!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely angel card. I appreciate you showing us crafters how you did your mirror image. Such a "plus" to know how to do this. Great video, thanks for sharing. Sue, I have a tip for you. While working on my Christmas cards, I got some liquid glue on my mirror card. Go figure! I was able to remove that glue from my mirror card with a damp cloth and a gentle wipe. The glue came off but did not remove the mirror finish. I was so pleased to find a solution to remove my mistake. Hope it works for you, too.

Pawprintx4 said...

WOW! I have this die and will be looking forward to the video as soon as I finish posting.I love the angel dies and one of my most favorite is the striplet angel which everyone in my stamp group loved so much the store bought a few and they are gone (of course). I wish they could carry more of Sue's dies but they are small so I order.
Rosemarie, you have fun with the little guy. I know exactly what you mean. I used to sit occasionally with my little nephew years ago and I just devoted the day to him going to the park, playing trains on the floor, etc. My son would come home and I'd tell him to play with Avery for a bit so I could recover and fix dinner. I adored him though.
Suemac, what a lovely surprise for you!
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Eunice said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the Angel dies and the secret that you shared!!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and great video showing how to get that reverse image of your angel. Congratulations to Suemac on winning the gorgeous Wednesday card. Made another 10 Christmas cards yesterday so just a few more to go and I'm finished
Rosemarie enjoy your weekend with your grandson,

Sending love and hugs to everyone with an extra special one for Tracy
Pat

barbara macaskill said...

The angels are definitely singing with joy about this glorious and gorgeous creation! Congratulations sue Mac on winning this week’s card giveaway! TFS!

sued99 said...

What a fabulous Christmas card. X

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Oh I absolutely love this card and how clever to have to reverse the angels (I haven’t watched the video yet) everything about this card is absolutely gorgeous.
Love and hugs Brenda XXX

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love this card and love your angel, the garland edger is not bad either :-)
Keeping comments short at the moment as I hate typing on the tablet, hubby is still trying to sort laptop.

Congratulations Suemac on being this week's Wednesday Winner. Enjoy your gorgeous card.

Frances

Janet Wilson said...

Pretty angel card

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and great tips. Thank you.

Donita – Hope you are OK.

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

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card!!...I watched the video earlier....and have only just realised I didn’t comment!!! Fab tips as usual!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

djones from k said...



What a lovely card, Sue, those angels
are so useful, The video is good too!



Doreen x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Great card today. Love how the Angels face each other.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow finally managed to watch video and it was well worth waiting for, Sue what a stunning card and so clever too. Thanks for sharing, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Sppr crate the tip of using mirror card to make a matching angel without it being to obvious that it is cut on the reverse.

Ter sa

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the borders.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is such a gorgeous card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.
Well done Suemac.
Hugs.

Di said...


Hi Sue,

Stunning card again today, love the two angels facing, the lovely embossing folder and borders.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely card

alimecca said...

Hi Sur,
Lovely card - very elegant. Really like how you've got the two angels facing each other.
Congratulations to Sue - enjoy your card x
Sending love and hugs to you all, Alison xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Way back when die cutting was first invented (ha,ha), I was told that if you wanted to reverse a die cut you would cut the image from the wrong side of the card and then run it back through the machine with the embossing mat so that it would flatten out the domed effect created when cutting the card. I never found that this worked particularly well but I have been interested to learn that you can achieve a reversed image using mirri card and this is really important as not everyone produces left and right facing images of the same die like you do. Thanks for sharing.

Lisbeth

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Loved the video, gorgeous top by the way! I must try that technique of mirroring with mirror card, so clever. Your card is spectacular, 2017 angel is such a beauty.

Pam may I just echo you today, I'm a bit distracted this evening thinking of a very special friend.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Good evening Sue

What a beautiful card, I love Angels. I have watched the video, and thought it was interesting on how you turned the Angel facing to the other one.

All I can say, I am going to have some lovely cards next year with all the cards and dies that I have collected over the last few weeks. I am really itching now to get some cards done, but I will have to buy my cards this year, though will be prepared for next year, fingers crossed.
Still to have this plaster on till around Christmas week. Ugh!

love and hugs to all
Dorothy from chilly & damp Baldock.

ps. Congratulations to Suemac for her winning the card. well done you.

ursula said...

I just love the way you reversed the angel, brilliant idea....a really pretty card Sue, thank you....luv Ursula xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! Another gorgeous Christmas card today !!! As always your video is fab. It really helps me so much to actually see how you make your cards in great detail. I love how you have reversed your Angel die to get left and right facing Angels. It is very clever. I tried to look really closely at your card and I cannot tell the difference between them !!! I love the silver mirri card. The background EF is fab, but another of my favourite dies are those gorgeous Garland Edger Dies !!! I do love the sentiment you have used to. Lovely heartfelt words. Thank you for sharing. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Littlelamb said...

C graduations to Suemac on winning the freebie card this week. Enjoy! Sue this is a gorgeous card today. Move how you have reversed the Angel. I have watched the video and enjoyed it. Thank you. No Christmas cards made today as saw my granddaughter. We made some Pom Poms. We enjoyed that. Echoing your comments today Pam.

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Like Jackie I've never bought any angel stamps
Or dies but I love to see them on Christmas cards. Hope to watch video tomorrow as I too have grandchildren this weekend and 'me' time is non-existent. Xx

Jean said...

So pretty!

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
How clever! I am now looking at my one way facing died eg., deer, little forest animals etc and thinking Can I do this with them too.
Loved the video, congratulations to Suemac
Hugs
Muriel x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Elegant card using the angel in a new way, unique way. Lovely video as always with such helpful hints and tips.

Beverly

Marie from Longridge said...

Fabulous card Sue. I love the way you have got the angels facing each other and will try it sometime when the current Christmas rush is over.
Congratulations to Suemac on winning one of your many masterpieces.
Hugs to all.
Marie P.

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin