Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Merry & Bright Card

Hello crafters!  As we are now less than a week away, we are finishing up on all the Christmas card videos for the year. I think this is a nice end to them though with a pretty white on white card.  Hope you enjoy it too!

The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue., absolutely stunning, I love it.
June H, so sorry to hear about your lovely brother, Oarkinsons is a dreadful disease, life is so unfair.
Ann, your line dancing sounds fun. Wonderful 93 yr old still dancing.
Pauline, I liked your idea to, would help get me started early .
My Chrustmas cake was a success, thank goodness. My HO heard about it and had 2 pieces, she loved it.
My blood pressure check yesterday showed a huge decrease, still not quite normal but looking better.
Donita, Dave is not left alone during the day he goes to work with Bryan who has his own business and from next week Kelly will be working there too, he is in the back office being spoiled.
Hugs to all, esoecially our poorly and missing friends.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

What a wonderful card I love the touch of vellum xx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful and elegant card. Love the vellum flowers
Karen xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really beautiful and classy card, love the vellum poinsettias. Off to watch the video. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. WOW. Love this cool relaxing soothing sample. It's the kind of card that if it was the last make of the day before cleaning and tidying your work table ready to start again the following day it would leave you on a high and chomping on the bit ready to start again the following day. Wish I had days like that lol. Although during my re-stock marathon last week I made 4 CAS cards all the same using a festive die I inherited a few years ago but just changed the colour scheme and that kinda left me smiling as they turned out nicely. This collection of dies are just beautiful Sue and seen many many stunning cards on Paul's fb group that show how versatile they really are, boy, there's some extremely talented buddies there.
Today is my pre Christmas gift opening practice day and I know there will be some of your recent dies amongst them and I'm so excited (quietly hoping for your wooden barrow, pumpkin patch, maybe the new baby pram,) either would be so useful and loved as the other dies are that I own, so yes, I'll be like the cat that got the cream lol.
Thank you for sharing this gorgeous sample this morning Sue, I'm one happy bunny.
Sending love and hugs your way, hope your day will be as happy as mine will be, all thanks to you and your wonderful die collection xxx

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card and great video.
I have promised myself to be ruthless and tidy my craft room, the nursery has all the waste.
Take care all and keep warm Kitty.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, a really pretty and elegant card, love everything about it. Great video too
Marion S x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful sample to finish with for this Christmas, love it, and the video as well. Everything about this card shouts sophistication and elegance.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, see told you the cake would be a success. I bet Dave is thoroughly spoilt and pampered when he goes to work every day.

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

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A wonderful way to finish this season's christmas card videos -a stunning tone on tone design with the vellum adding a lovely soft contrast.x

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
beautiful card it would be a delight to receive it. x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Great diemensions on your card, love the white on white for Christmas, it's just perfect!!

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card Sue. All white cards are my favourite.
Annette x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
A beautiful card.The white on white still looks so elegant and the vellum flowers are just perfect,
Jan x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Stunning! I love white on white it always looks so elegant add some vellum to the mix and Wow! I enjoyed the video thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Great card. Will watch video later.

TDQ Karen said...

Super card, stunning in its simple stark colour

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, classy & elegant.


JAO said...

Lovely card Sue.

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and Crafties,

Vellum and swirls, white on vellum-white, so beautiful! I just love watching you put everything together on video.

What do you guys mean by inserts? Do you mean the sentiments inside? Or the whole inside, if, like Sue, you make toppers rather than whole cards?

Kudos on the cake, Pam. And it's nice that Dave preferred your company to his usual company at his dad's company. Glad your BP went down so much.

Stephanie Cotterill, what do you mean pre-Christmas gift-opening practice day?! Does that mean you just couldn't wait? Who needs practice? You had practice last year! Or is this something the kids came up with so they didn't have to wait so long? Or are you really talking about Hanukkah? And I, too, would like to have back-to-back crafting days like you described.

Anyway, I hope Craft Santa brings you everything you whispered in his ear when you were sitting on his lap.

Same for everybody here.

Beverly Fuchs, it would almost be worth being admitted to Johns Hopkins and having no visitors to get one of your cards!

I'm going to try making little penguins out of fresh mozzarella balls and jumbo black olives for our holiday potluck at work. Saw it on Facebook. One olive is the head? The other olive is cut almost in half and the mozzarella ball is stuck into it, like the penguin's white belly. Then you cut a little wedge out of a carrot slice to make the feet. Secure olives and cheese and carrot slice with a toothpick. Cut a sliver of carrot from the wedge and stick that into the top olive for the beak.

But I bought a shrimp ring in case the penguins don't work out.

Enjoy your festivities! Enjoy the pretty lights! Relegate the legitimate suffering to a specific, limited time each day. And if possible, overdo in moderation.

Hugs to all!


Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous, stunning card! Simply elegant. If you haven’t guessed so far, I love this card! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card this morning. Very elegant and the flowers are beautiful.

Barbara V

Chris Curry said...

A beautiful, elegant and fitting way to end your Christmas video demos Sue. Love it. Have a good day. Xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love white on white cards they always look so elegant, and the vellum gives a delicate look.

Love Rosemarie X X

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely stunning, background and poinsettias are just glorious!!

Krafty Runner x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Fabulous card and video, I'm enjoying the last few Christmas makes.
Pam, pleased your blood pressure is coming down, there are studies which say stroking a pet helps so I think you should borrow Dave more!
Stephanie, I like the idea of practising opening presents! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Dorothy Cattanach said...

Such a lovely card, you are really spoiling us Sue. Many thanks for sharing with us.
Dorothy xx.

doreenj said...

This is a lovely card/video to finish on, and
I love the vellum flowers!

Doreen x

rosiejt said...

Lovely! I use your 'Merry & Bright' a lot.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful elegant card. I'll watch the video later.
I think Beverley is thoughtful and kind to give her cards to hospital patients over Christmas, what a lovely gesture and truly in the spirit of Christmas.
B xx

hettygarlick said...

Very, very beautiful. You can't go wrong with white on white. I love it.

cheryl brown said...

Morning Sue,

What a stunner of a card to leave til almost the last minute. loving more and more the whte on white cards you are posting.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- your last Christmas card is so beautiful and delicate. I love tone on tone, especially when it's white. Thank you Sue for showing us such a wide selection of Christmas cards, they have all been amazing. Sending best wishes

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card ,i love white on white , the background and the vellum flowers make this a very classy card .

Alimecca shame you had to suffer after the delicious chocolates ,hope all is well now xxx

June Horrocks , sending you a gentle hug xxx

Pam so pleased your BP is coming down,i knew your cake would be a success .

Another busy day ahead and also having my lovely grandchildren for tea so will echo Pam again .

Take care everyone
Big Hugs to all
Elaine H X

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue!
The flowers are so pretty done in Vellum I must give that a try!
Beautiful card but now I need to watch the Video!
Love Marg

stitchingranny said...

Another stunning card. Off to my craft group shortly so will watch later.

Hugs to all
Helen xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Just gorgeous, love all white cards. Thanks for the video.

Val Jones said...

White on white. Stunning Sue. Just love the vellum.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

An absolute classic - love it, love it, love it....

Donita - liked your "overdo in moderation"...so I will!


Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card this morning Sue and beautiful embossing. I love watching you work on the videos and I love how tidy and prepared you are. When I start a card the whole work top is a mess. Lol.
Our party went down well. It was lovely so Christmassy. I was presented with a beautiful Christmas plant from the staff at Live At Home Scheme, who are the organisers, and a gift card with money in from a collection all the dancers had for me in appreciation for what I put into the class. I was very touched. Today I have to do it all again for the beginners class ! ! ! This is a smaller and easier class... it is almost a year since this class started and I am so proud of them. Not one of them had done line dancing before and I feel so pleased at how they have done. I get so much pleasure from my two classes... as well as good exercise we have so much fun and always a good laugh. If today is as lovely as yesterday I will be one happy teacher.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

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Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very beautiful, This die is on my Christmas list . love Jean Z xxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. WOW card this morning . How can I not love this card when you have used the twinkle star frame. The vellum poinsettias look so beautiful. I am going to pop the kettle on and watch the video.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, love it

Unknown said...

Morning Sue
A gorgeous cardi love the background and the touch of vellum for the flower.
Catherine V94xx

June Horrocks said...

What a beautiful card sue very classy to receive this would be very special stunning !!!!!
Dear Pam thank you your kind words mean so much xx
Thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I truly love this card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card to finish on.
I just love this card.
Evis M.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very exquisite card today with beautiful vellum flowers. Yvonne xx

Rose in Chester said...

This is an absolutely beautiful card Sue. I LOVE it, must use the vellum more. The poinsettias are exquisite!
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card, the different textures gives it a lovely finish.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Anne said...

What an elegant card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful serene Christmas card, I love it.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card, white on white is so stylish!
Rosemary xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Oh wow I love this card I will be watching the video later as I need to go out to the post office
That will be a treat for me a beautiful card Sue
I will echo Pam again today. I knew your cake would go down a storm
I send my usual good wishes to everyone and hugs πŸ€— too
Take care Theresa G xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. I love the twinkle star frame with the vellum behind and the vellum poinsettias. All beautiful.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today. Thanks for sharing. Somehow yesterday ran away with me and I missed yesterday's card. Love the card and the colours.

Crafty Cruiser said...

A real Wow of a card - absolutely stunning!
Doreen R

Theresa said...

beautifully elegant. love this card, hugs xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for the last of your Christmas video showcasing this beautiful tone on tone card, love it
Pam so glad to hear your blood pressure is down and everyone enjoyed your Christmas cake. Echoing all your lovely comments

Sending love and hugs to everyone

BenteS said...

Lovely card, Sue!
White on white is so elegant :))

P Austen said...

Oh yes, Sue, this is so pretty. Tone on tone cards are so elegant. Will watch the video later. I just love my twinkle star die and can't stop using it. After all, a twinkle star isn't just for Christmas! Hugs xx Pauline

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card it is just so pretty those dies are gorgeous I love them. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Nana on the Hill said...

Gorgeous card, love white on white x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
White on white is one of my favourites,this card is stunning,
Loved yesterday's card too, my iPad was playing tricks on me!!!!!
Best wishes
Karen M

Suzzette Yandle said...

Merry & Bright, Sparkle & Shine. Love this white on white card with the vellum poinsettias, the gloss greeting, the glittered backing to the stars layer, and ofcourse all the layers on this card design. I did enjoyed looking at your card and your video. Oh, Happy Day!

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A gorgeous, classy card. That frame die set is beautiful.

Pam, glad that your BP has come down a lot. There was never any doubt in my mind that your Christmas cake would be go down a storm.x

Love Helen xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love this card in fact I have pinned it and I am going to try it next week after the madness of Christmas is past ready for next year.I always say I must try that for next year then forget.
Pam I am glad your bp is going down.Donita you say everything so eloquently.Stephanie I like your idea of a practice opening of presents my granddaughters are allowed to open one present on Christmas eve it is always pyjamas but they love it.Rosemary you seem to be missing again I hope everything is alright.

Sue MacFall said...

beautiful white on white card, thank you Sue.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I think this card is simply stunning. Great use of dies from different sets together and I love the different card and paper textures. I really must start using more vellum on my cards.


sued99 said...

A stunning card. I think I’ll have to have a go at something like this. Not yet though. I’ve had enough of making Christmas cards! Xx

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card from you today. I have loads of ideas for next year.
Take care everyone.
Jess xx

Jean said...

So pretty!

ursula said...

Very very pretty....l Love white on white...luv Ursula xx

Pawprintx4 said...

White on white is always so fresh. A lovely card. We have had a treat this year with so many beautiful Christmas cards to enjoy. I have new dies that were not used for my cards this year and may join Crew Trish in making a few in January after my company leaves and the house is quiet again. I did use the Merry and Bright die. I think it works so well on many cards.
Donita, hope the penguins work out. Pam, great about the BP numbers and of course the delish cake. June and Ann, you ladies are always having fun.
Good Tuesday for all,
Stephanie K

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning simply elegant and stunning, Love it. Thanks for all you do Sue I do appreciate all you have taught me and all you will teach me in the future. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful card! I love a tone on tone card! They are so elegant! TFS!
My head is still spinning from Friday nights happenings and am having trouble wrapping my head around it all! Thanks to the Wilsonettes for listening! πŸ™‚πŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒ

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue

Another beautiful card, and as always love the video.

Tone on tone cards are very welcome.

Love n hugs to everyone, with healing rays to the poorly ones.

Dorothy of Baldock

CraftyJo said...

Pretty :)

karenlotty said...

Stunning just stunning

Janet in Menston said...

Gorgeous white on white card

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant Sue
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
So elegant!
Thank you for sharing.
VΓ©ronique l

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today, very elegant and sophisticated.
Pam glad your cake went down so well - knew it would. Also great news about about your blood pressure coming down.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, beautiful, subtle, elegant and many more descriptive words for a gorgeous card, I just love it.

Pam - glad your BP is down and we knew your cake would be a hit.
Concerned about so many missing friends, hope it is just Christmas preparations keeping them away.


Fikreta said...

gorgeous card!
Happy holidays!πŸŽ„πŸŽ…⛄

hugs , Fiki

Di said...

Hi Sue,
A really stunning card, love vellum, it is so elegant. Beautiful dies.
Merry Christmas to everyone.
Di B.x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Wow!! Just stunning and the video is so good too. Would love to try this. I had a lovely day yesterday with my 8 year old granddaughter in the craft room, she made 5 cards and loves using your dies Sue. I made none lol !! Well I still have the final two specials to make but so enjoyed the day. Very precious times. If I get time today’s could be one of the two.
Well done on the BP Pam
Muriel x

Brenda said...

Hi Sue.,
Beautiful Card, I LOVE While on White cards, this one is an absolute beauty.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Tressa said...

Lovely tone-on-tone card. As always, I love the use of velum to make the flowers.

The twinkle star background has been a firm favourite of mine this and will be for years to come I think. I must try using it the way you have done though, very effective.


Kate's Cards said...

Lovely card.

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card, Plus The Tremendous Video Tutorial
I Love This Card For Many Reasons, I Love Tone On Tone Cards Plus The Softness Of
The Vellum, I Have All These Terrific Cutting Dies.
So From Watching Your Exceptional Video Tutorials, I’ve Been Able To Put Together Some
Extremely Very Beautiful Cards, (I Took One To A Neighbour Of Mine Recently When She
Opened It She Just Loved It, So Thank You For Your Tutorial Guidance)
I Believe The Dies Used Today Can Be Used All Year Round Which Is A Huge Plus...................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs πŸ€—
Love From Sam xxx.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue beautiful card so elegant Yesterday's card was lovely too I have had a go at making this one & was pleased with the end result Sorry I didn't comment yesterday I had to travel to pick up my youngest grand daughter to look after her for a few days as she had chicken pox & her mum couldn't take time off work Bless her she had been really good we spent some time yesterday making Christmas tree decorations
Pam glad your BP had come down wish I could have sampled your cake bet it was delicious
JUNE H sorry to hear about your brother my uncle had Parkinsons it's an awful disease sending you caring hugs
Ann sounds like u put have lots of fun in your dance classes keep up the good work!
Sending good wishes to all

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. A stunning Christmas card to inspire us. Looks so elegant. Thank you for sharing your video with us.
Love Stephanie's pre Christmas gift opening idea. A whole week before Christmas!! Still to wrap most of mine. Xx

Eunice said...

Such a regal looking card Sue, love the sparkly stars!

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful. So elegant and delicate, like a jewelry. White on white combination gives the card a clean and bright look. Love the twinkle star frame with the vellum behind and the vellum poinsettias.Thank you for sharing this piece of art and great video.

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

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. I have yet to watch the video but had a long journey today so all behind with everything including leaving a comment. Glad your BP is down Pam. Hope it stays like that. Echoing Pam’s Comments and hugs for all who need them. Must get some sleep.

Latenight SandyH said...

Another stunning card. Love the Poinsettia and the Holly Swirl.
Take care everyone.

Marie from Longridge said...

What a beautiful card Sue. I just love your videos and Today I pressed the button to follow you on U-tube. That was my reward to myself for getting my cards finished. I love everything about todays card except the fact that the dies will have to go on my wish list.
Hugs to all.
Marie P.

Laura O said...

Wow sue this card is gorgeous. Really pretty. Laura O Springfield