Monday, 18 December 2017

Let It Snow

Hello there my crafty friends!  Still more Christmas cards to share before the big day, so hoping you don't mind!  This card was a demo that I had planned to do on Hochanda, but actually never had time for it.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and cut an aperture in the top using the Lace Snowflake Frame.  I cut one of the Snowflake Edgers on the bottom edge of the card.  I cut a second edger and glued it to the card above it.  I added a string of white pearls as an accent to it  (I had meant to add another strip of pearls to the bottom snowflake edger and realised that I was out of white ones, oh well!).  I added mounting foam to the back of the background to raise it and attached it over a piece of aqua card, which I had added a piece of sticky adhesive sheet to the upper area. I recessed the snowflake down into the aperture, and added Diamond Sprinkles to the remaining exposed adhesive areas.  I cut the centre die in aqua card and added it to the centre of the aperture with foam.  I cut the Let it Snow Snowflake die in white and glued it atop the aqua card in the centre.  I added two white  pearl corners to the top of the card and completed it with white and aqua mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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106 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card for a cold wet Monday, cheers me up no end but no snow please, keep it on the card.
Elaine, hope you got all your deliveries done take a rest now.
Sharon, enjoy the last few days of your holiday. Hope you get sunshine for the remainder.
Crewe Trish, you are on a family Merry go round at the moment , enjoy it all,family is so important.
Myra, glad you had a lovely day.
Barbara , hope you are alright. Some men don't deserve a good woman.
Kelly said Dave sulked when he got home and sat facing the radiator. Funny he jumped all over me when I went over yesterday lol.
Taking the team Christmas cake in today, I do hope they like it.
Hugs to all, especially all of our poorly and missing friends.

hollyberry said...

Delicate and very pretty card.

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue

Another lovely card I do love snowflake cards they are so pretty.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Clai01 said...

Gorgeous festive card Sue, it looks really classy! x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Absolutely gorgeous card. I love this snowflake die and the colours are beautifully thought out. Pale green and blue are my favourite colours anyway so it has to have my approval.
Up early this morning it is my line dance class Christmas party this afternoon. So much to do sorting Christmas music, all their cards. Pass the parcel Ohhh and we all have to take a little something to eat. You would think by the way this reads that it was for children.... Well I can tell you we are all over 60 and our oldest member is 93 ! ! !. And how well does she dance. I hope I am still dancing at that age.I am really looking forward to it. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds






Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Morning Sue,

I just love the aqua with the coconut white. I think they look so elegant together.

Love, Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Another Monday brings us another week closer to the 'big day' to think one day of fun and laughter started in April for you Sue, some started preparing in the summer and others still not prepared lol I'm towards the not prepared scale and now I've finished market for the year I can concentrate on a few cards that have been on hold for a while ! I think I'm just about thawed out after yesterday's waste of time and fuel, the weather was awful so the country park was not the place to spend your Sunday when you can stay snuggled up in a nice warm home, so we all suffered the freezing cold (even inside where I have my table was beyond ridiculous ) so those poor people outside must have been frozen to their bone marrow ! A few cards sold, a reduced fee for the table so I still came out on top - just about lol.
I think, no I know, I could look at your samples whether or not it 'twas the season' as they are all so pretty, but today's is just lush, the colour is another favourite, the dies are the ones that headed my list and still will before the next festive collection arrives so all in all its a beautiful start to my week, thank you.
Hope you had a lovely weekend however it was spent.
Love and hugs winging their way to you xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
love aqua and white for Christmas, my colors, my tree and all decorations are aqua, white and silver, your card is lovely.
only two specials left to make :-)
Hugs
Muriel x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love the colours on this card, and the design with the layers, really beautiful. have a great day everyone. Bx

Marion Scott said...

Fabulous card Sue, aqua and white a favourite and that snowflake is absolutely gorgeous.
Marion S x

Maria Illsley said...

I never get tired of seeing your cards Sue. This one is gorgeous I love this colour combo xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, pretty colour.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx hazel

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all . WOW what a stunning card this morning. The colours and the design are so beautiful. Such a shame you never got the time to Demo the card. I love the style with the snowflake and the snowflake edger. The pearls finish the card of beautifully.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card, icy yet elegant and in a lovely colour combination, beautiful. X

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card-love everything about it.

Michele

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful card,love the snowflake dies and the aqua colour is so pretty.
Jan x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Lovely card love the snowflakes.

Barbara V

hettygarlick said...

Very pretty. I don't want it to snow though!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card today, aqua and white always look so good together.

Love Rosemarie X X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. The aqua is such a delicate, cool colour. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Not sure about the sentiment lol.
B xx

Marleine Rayner said...


Morning Sue,

Great card. Love the design and colour. X

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Oh my, just loving today's card.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

doreenj said...


Love to see your cards, Sue, even the Christmasy ones,
which give so many ideas. Love the aqua and white, my
tree this year is just white baubles, white lights and
some crystal icicles. At leas these icicle don't melt
everywhere!!
Glad I'm not the only one to run out of stuff; it's pearls
that go for me too!


Doreen x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card today, it is stunning, I am going to have a go at this one, I want to make a head start on next years cards.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, I wish I was one of your team workers and I could then have a slice of your Christmas cake, I bet it all gets swallowed up quickly, enjoy your day.

Well I have almost finished writing and getting ready for posting all my Christmas cards, I am always late so that is another resolution I will make for next year, 'be more organised'. I had loads of cards made but it is deciding who get's what and then what inserts they are going to have.

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

Jan Sayer said...

Another lovely card.
Jan
Northampton

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Awesome snowflake!!
I have this one and have used it loads, it's such a fabulous centrepiece!

Krafty Runner x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow love it everything is just perfect in this card Sue, thanks for sharing. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a pretty and delicate card and would look good with or without pearls! Love the aqua colour with white. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Chris Curry said...

Another lovely card Sue, really like snowflakes. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, don't apologise for showing us more of your lovely Christmas cards. It's a delight to admire your artistic talent. Maybe if you slipped in one or two every month, it would jog our memories and make us get a move on making cards for Christmas 2018.
Love the aqua and white. Such a pretty snowflake. Hugs xx Pauline

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning card today love the beautiful colours

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card again today, you are spoiling us. I thought to myself that’s a pretty corner die then realised it was a pearl corner! It’s a beautiful card and I think it looks great with or without the second row of pearls. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. Oh I did laugh at Dave sulking, he will be coming to live with you permanent,y! I hope the team enjoy their Christmas cake xxx
Ann have a wonderful party, sounds like there will be lots of fun and dancing xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card to brighten up the day .

Pam , haha did you spoil Dave ,our lance { German Shepherd } he was just the same when he had a cob on .i am sure all your team will love the cake .
I have an early Appointment today regarding my blood results so will echo you again .
Take care everyone
Big hugs to all
Elaine H X

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Just love that Snowflake die, it makes a faulous focal point and the Snowflake Edger echoes it perfectly - I quite like just the single row of pearls above the second one, no-one would know you ran out...lol

Izzy

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love everything about it. Will miss seeing your Christmas cards for a while, although the great thing is that for Crafters, Christmas begins in June! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love these colours together beautiful card!
Love Marg

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
I love this card a lovely deign and gorgeous colour .
Catherine V94 xx

BenteS said...

Beautiful details on your card today
- love it!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a oretty card this morning! I love the Snowflake dies and the Aqua and Coconut white card together.
Lesley S x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card so pretty. love Jean Z xxx

Suemac said...

Such a pretty card

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful card today with a great colour combination. Yvonne xx

val jones said...

A winner with me Sue in my favourite colour.
Love Val in Spainxxx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue this card is stunning sooo beautiful thank you ☺️ just about finished my cards now I am always late I will try harder next year (I always say that ) my brother is very ill at the moment he has Parkinson’s such a cruel illness he dosnt know me now it breaks my heart
Thank you sue love always
June horrocks xxxxxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, you can never have too many Christmas cards!!!
Love the colour!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Another stunning card, the aqua is one of
my favourite colours.
Rosemary xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Can never see too many Christmas cards, give me inspiration for next year. Love todays it's beautiful.
Lydia
X

Anne said...

A beautiful card, Sue. I love the colour combo.

Anne (Northampton)

stitchingranny said...

Another pretty card and the sentiment is lovely as long as you "let it snow" somewhere else as I hate the stuff lol.

Hugs to all who need them

Helen xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A gorgeous card. The colours are beautiful. The pearls look great too, and as Izzy says no one would guess that you ran out.

June Horrocks, so sorry about your brother and him not recognising you now. It is indeed a very cruel illness. Sending hugs. X

Pam, enjoy today, I bet your Christmas cake goes down a storm. X

Love Helen

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautifulllll Sue
Gr Karin

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card - I love the structure of snowflakes but not the snow itself so I'd NEVER use that sentiment LOL. Have, however, no problems using your beautiful snowflake dies.
I love that soft aqua, too.
Hugs, Rose

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card today.
Regards,
Evis M.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely Christmas card. Very appropriate for the weather some had last week. Shame it missed us.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Lovely card today , love how you used the snowflake die really is very pretty.

Cloudy here today I think it is getting me ready for coming home Wed, last day to gets bits and pieces tomorrow and packing, then to go pick up my Son from the airport tomorrow night.

I reiterate all Pm has said above and send love and healing hugs to all

Have a good day everyone
Love
Sharon
xxx

Kate's Cards said...

I love the colour you have used with the white. It really adds to the snowy, icy theme. Love it! xxx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Friends,

It's snowing beautiful cards! I love this one! Anything with the snowflake edger makes me melt, and how did you know that aqua and frost would work so well together?

Pam, you are so generous to bring one of your made-with-love Christmas cakes to the office. I would stand in line for just a taste. Poor Dave, he's probably lonely most of the day.

Thank you Marie from Longridge for introducing the idea of Crafty Santa, a concept that makes me happy. I believe in Crafty Santa! Until now I never understood why we needed sentiments that say Believe.

Rosemary, loved your beauty story.

Caring hugs to you, June Horrocks, and to everyone who is going through life events that trample on festive.

Love,
Donita

Sue MacFall said...

Such a pretty card - love the colours. Thank you Sue.

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh wow Sue this is a stunning card the dies are gorgeous and I love the colours. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Crafty Cruiser said...

Sooo beautiful!
Doreen R

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the lacy snowflake Die and it makes such a beautiful focal point for your lovely aqua and white card but please no more snow!!
Myra glad Maureen is ok and it's just internet problems, belated birthday wishes for your grandson
June Horrocks sending you a caring hug

Sending love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Thank You For Sharing Yet Another “Magnificent Christmas Card” I’m Truly
Thrilled Your Continuing To Share Your Christmas Cards With Us, If I Could Have It
My Way I’d Love Your Christmas Cards To Continue Right Upto The Big Day Itself,
I Love The Exceptional Colour Combination With The Coconut White/Aqua Card, Plus
“The Extremely Beautiful Lace Snowflake Frame Die” Also “The Snowflake Edgers”
I Really Love The Way You’ve Recessed The Snowflake Down Into The Aperture This Always
Looks Terrific Thank You For Sharing Yet Another First Class Masterpiece, You Inspire Me Daily
I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do Thank You So Very Much.........................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

ursula said...

An absolutely beautiful card ..... luv Ursula xx

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love the two colours.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Chilly, cool and beautiful. Love the combination of the colors.

Pawprintx4 said...

What a stunning card today. I love the colors but then I have never seen a Sue Wilson card that was not superior.
June Smith, your post has me curious. Do you fix your cards and also a pile of inserts and then match them up for the individual recipients? I had never thought of doing that.
Donita, yes Crafty Santa is REAL.He already brought me a lovely gift certificate to buy Sue Wilson dies with. He knows what makes us happy.
Ann, you are having so much fun. I love it...your 93 year old friend dancing in your group. My Mom is 94 and she can barely walk now so she should have danced instead of golfed.
Everyone, have a good day. Christmas will be here in a week! Can't wait to see my daughter and son inlaw,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

karenlotty said...

This is lovely I love the soft aqua colour too

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card! I love the colours and dies you've used, thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Tressa said...

Lovely, elegant card. You have show us again that this colour combination is beautiful.

I have two more cards to make for friends that I shall meet up with for lunch on Friday then, at last it is all over for the year. I do have two on the side that are the beginnings of next year's collections so I can at least say that I have started preparing for 2018. Whether I keep it up is another matter!!!

Teresa

barbara macaskill said...

What a lovely card! The softness of the greenish, blueish color is so pretty! TFS!

STELLA MUNN said...

So, so pretty. Lovely co,our combo too. Thanks Sue. X

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely :)

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is another stunning card, i so love the snowflakes and the blue 7 white colour combo. this is just perfect x

Janet Wilson said...

Very pretty snowflake card

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

I love everything about this card, except ... the sentiment because here it is snowing :) and I cannot do anything about it, right.

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
So pretty and delicate.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another stunning Christmas card keep them coming.
Pam aren't dogs funny they know when they are on to a good thing.Elaine I hope your doctors appointment went well.June extra huggles Parkinson disease is so cruel.I hope everyone had a good day

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A beautiful card, Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

One of my favourite colour combination for Christmas cards. Beautiful.

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Stunning card, my favourite colour scheme with snowflakes. Beautiful dies.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Such a beautiful snowflake card today using one of my favorite dies. The snowflake is so delicate and fragile looking, just like the real ones as they fall gently from the sky. The color combination is sort of frosty and icy looking and compliments the die cuts perfectly. I have made several cards this year using these dies. I have a large box of Christmas cards that I will be taking Johns Hopkins Hospital (my second home) to give out to the patients who don't receive many visitors over the holiday just so they know that they are not forgotten.

Have a nice day everyone.

Beverly

Netty The Runner said...

Certainly don’t mind Christmas cards Sue. Yours are always exceptionally beautiful.
Annette c

Theresa Pace said...

lovely elegant card. the aqua card works so well with the design, hugs xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue
What a beautiful Card.
The gorgeous snowflake and the Aqua colour works so well together.
Hugs Brenda XXX

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x my favourite colours and my favourite snowflake die ever xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

DeCor said...

Lovely card. In a fav colout. Love a sort of reversed l ayering look. Your snowflake edger die is gorgeous.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card today. I love the aqua card - it's so fresh.
Sorry I've been missing for a couple of days, but had a dreadful migraine that really knocked me for six - I think it must have been those chocolate truffles that my friend made for me - oh they were delicious!
Pam, it was really kind of you to take one of your cakes yo work - I bet everyone loved it.
Sending love and hugs to you all, Alison xxx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card and I love this colour combo every time. I love the snowflake edger too.

Bring all your Christmas cards on, as Sue I am going to make an early start in 2018, once my hands have healed. Missed doing my Christmas cards this year, and I simply adore Christmas.

Love and hugs to everyone, also healing rays to those that are missing or poorly.

Dorothy of Baldock.

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Today’s card is totally perfect it is right up my street you have used my fav colours it’s gorgeous Sue.
Would you like my address to send it to me. Lol
Have a wonderful Christmas Sue and thank you for sharing your talent with us all
Pam I am sure that your cake was snapped up in no time and you did not have to take any home
Elaine I hope your results were positive ones and they put tour mind at ease hugs
Rosemary special hugs to you sweetheart xx
June you are such an organised person your ideas are brill Hun. Keep em coming thank you
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to you all
Take care folks Theresa G xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Areally pretty card today! We have been spoiled with so many gorgeous Christmas Cards! I love seeing them and can never have too many. I make more cards at Christmas than I make at any other time of year.
Pam - hope everyone enjoyed their cake!
Beverly Fuchs - what a lovely thing to do! There are many lonely people for whom an act of kindness means such a lot .
Carmen - Dorothy , I understand how you feel! I love looking at snow but hate having to move around in it!
I, too, am very guilty of making a card/ cards but not doing the inserts! This then takes a lot of time afterwards! I am going to try not to do this next year, all being well!
Stephanie - yesterday we went to a Restaurant in Egerton, near Bolton and it was an awful day. Wet and cold! I did think that you were bound to be freezing and I know it isn’t good for you to get cold. Sorry your Market day wasn’t the best . Your Christmas Table sounds lovely!
Pat L - thank you!
Lots of love to everyone!
Especially those missing just now!
Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xxx

sued99 said...

Really pretty card. X

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Just beautiful. Don't you just hate it when you run out of pearls, but in this case it doesn't detract from the overall beauty of this card. Love the aqua and white. I'll be sorry to see the end of your gorgeous Christmas cards.

Pam I'm sure your Christmas cake went down a treat, can you send me a slice please!
Ann hope you had a lovely evening line dancing.
Pauline, a brilliant idea, I'd be happy if Sue slipped a few C cards in during the year.
Elaine I hope your results were good, hoping to hear all is well tomorrow.
June Horrocks, I am so sorry, it's an awful illness an it must be so hard for you to see your brother suffering, sending you extra hugs.
Beverley Fuchs bless you for thinking of those less fortunate.
Yorkie girl, dream on and get in the queue! Lol.
I'm frantically trying to get everything organised before leaving for "home" on Friday. Grandchildren beware, Granny is on her way soon.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx
Laine, I miss you, hope you are alright.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, sorry to be so late but I have been playing Santa all day and then I had to put up the decorations so only now am I settling down to admire this lovely card. I love aqua and white and it really does give you that frosty feel. It is very pretty with or without all of its pearls :-)

June H - you have my sympathy, my special aunt suffered from Parkinsons and it was so sad to see her leave us bit by bit.

Frances

Liz said...

Stunning card, love the colours and the dies used. xx

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful snowflake card Sue. The edger is so pretty too. Xx

Eunice said...

Wonderful snowflake card Sue. Love the different depths and textures in this card.

Latenight SandyH said...

Lovely card, such a delicate colour. Rather not have the snow though.
Finally finished December birthday cards so now I can think about Christmas cards.
Take care everyone.

Marie from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all your admirers.
What a beautiful card Sue. It has a sort of peaceful feel to it. I have never used the strip pearls but will certainly buy some to add to my almost overflowing craft room stash.
Hard to believe that at this time next week Christmas day activities will be carefully put into the memory box.
I really do thank you and all those who comment for being part of my life. I read your blog every day before I do anything else and I have learned so much from it.
Hugs to all.
Marie P.

Nana on the Hill said...

This card has lovely depth to it, really like it.x

Fikreta said...

gorgeous card!
Happy holidays!🎄🎅⛄

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Absolutely stunning and has that lovely wintery feel....

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Absolutely stunning and has that lovely wintery feel....