Sunday, 17 December 2017

Merry Christmas

Good Sunday morning all!  Today's card is a bit of a twist on yesterday's card.  Even though it is very similar, I think it still looks quite different.  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Poinsettia Trellis embossing folder for background texture.  Next, out of coconut white card, I cut four Snowflake Flourish Corners and four of the straight pieces from the same set.  I glued then all together to form one large frame and added mounting foam to the back to raise them.  I attached them to the embossed background and added small pearls as accents.  For the focal element, I cut the Frosty Frame twice out of silver pearl card.  I cut them both in half and trimmed away a bit so they were square when reassembled.  I crossed them and attached them in the centre of the frame.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the set and seated it on the tag, also cut in white.  The sentiment was attached to the middle of the die cuts which covered the line which showed from the dies being cut.  White and silver mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4"  x  7 3/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

DeCor!!!
Janice K!!!
Suzette Yandle!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x



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93 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue I love it. Frosty and elegant.
My Sue win a few weeks ago, of the lovely frosty Gingerbread House and Gingerbread boy has pride if place on my mantel, definitely a mantel pleaser.
Congratulations to comment game winners.
Elaine, your Chrustmas plans for Christmas Day and Bixubg Day lunch at the restaurant sound fantastic, no prep, no worrying about it all coming together at same time, no stress and mostly no clean up, genius, you are doing the right thing as you are so fatigued. You will have a great time, parties fir two days, yay.. I am very happy that Andrew and Mary are feeling better too.
Barbara, please be careful, cornered animals can be dangerous. Think of yourself now, you don't need him. 2018 will be your year.
My Dave day was brilliant, he was a little gem, spent most of his time snuggled into my side in my chair sleeping. We had a walk and he was so good but it was very cold out. He is a messy eater though, I got the vacuum out and he kept barking and running round it, so funny. I was sad to see him go Home.
Rosemarie, hooe the hedgehogs do well. I watch the Wikdlife SOS programmes, they are funny little creatures.
Ann thank you fir the tip on the Spellbinders handle. Always good to know as my Calibur is a back up too.
Warming hugs to all, esoecially our poorly and missing friends. Maureen have you run off with Laine.

Pam said...

Oops that should be Boxing Day

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely as always.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card today. Congratulations to all the winners.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
White and frosty just like this morning,beautiful.
Congratulations to the winners.
Jan x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I've said many times that 2 similar cards can look so incredibly different just with a change of colour and a tiny tweak, and I've seen that on Paul's fb group numerous times and it's amazing. Like you've shown today your dies etc allow that perfectly and beautifully. As it's market morning I have much to do so before I send my love and hugs to you I must congratulate out 3 lucky ladies enjoy your gift xxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous frosty Christmas card another stunner xx
Congrats to the winners

I couldn't sleep last night so have given up and got up very cloudy here today so cant decide if to stay in or find somewhere to go as only a few more days and i will be home.

Sending love and healing hugs to all

Have a good day
Love
Sharon
xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely card, the frosty frame has been my go to in the batch cards I made this year, really effective in different colours on simple cards, I was so glad that I had it.
Hugs
Muriel x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Lovely card....with that embossing folder again! It’s callling me!

Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Love Helen xxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue and congratulations to the winners. Lovely frosty card and another idea of changing the look of dies. Thank you x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

A frosty snowflake feel to the card today, but elegant in silver and white. Seems impossible to believe Christmas Eve is just a week away. Where does the time go? It's passing a little too quickly for me.

Congratulations to the lucky comment winner.

Have a lovely day everyone.

Beverly

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful elegant card.Congrats to the winners.
Catherine V94 xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another beautiful card.
Congratulations to all comment winners enjoy your gifts.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful frosty card Sue, very elegant.
Congratulatiions to this week's comment game winners
Marion S x

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, and the embossing folder can be used all year despite its name. Thank you. Xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, another classic.
Congratulations to all the winners today. Pam, it sounds like a perfect Dave day. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners lovely card today too

Karen Drew said...

That is so lovely
Congratulations to the winners
Luv
Karen xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,

Another elegant card, so beautiful.
Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Oh what a wonderful surprise to see my name as one of the lucky comment game winners-
thank you so much!!!
Today's card is beautiful with a wonderful frosty, filigree look, so appropriate for the weather here.
Congratulations to Decor and Suzette, it's our lucky day! x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
Congrats to the winners.
Thank you to Ann re the Grand Calibur handle advice, will file it away in case of problems in the future.
B xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Loving these elegant Christmas cards. Merry Christmas Sue and family.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card today, love it. you always start my day off so well when I see your samples.

Pam I reiterate all you have said, and Elaine great idea for you on Christmas Day and Boxing day, enjoy.

Congratulations to the comment winners

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card this morning.

Barbara V

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely frosty card! xxx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Another wonderful card this morning different but same . I think it's amazing that you get two different looks using almost the same tools. Keep up with the cards Sue. I am still making my last few now.... but hey I feel good as I am in front this year believe it or not lol. Thank you Sue for all you do for us. And congratulations to the winners. Best Wishes to all. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. Stunning card this morning . The card looks so expensive with the silver. I have really enjoyed seeing your Christmas cards. Congratulations to the winners.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.
Wendy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is a perfect example of how different two cards can look using the same dies. Such beautiful cards. Congratulations to the three lucky ladies today. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

stitchingranny said...

Congratulations to the comment winners.
Todays card, made me wake up lol. I thought the colour had gone from my computer as it reminds me of the old grey scale pictures before our life got filled with colour. Very pretty card though and the combination of the white and grey gives it a very different look.

Hugs to all those who need them

Helen xx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
A beautiful card, just right for this frosfy morning here in West Sussex. The sun is shining though so that is a bonus.
I see that lovely embossing folder peeping out from the beautiful centrepiece you have created.
Lesley S x

Suemac said...

Lovely card

val jones said...

Such a pretty, very Christmassy card Sue. Love it.
Many congratulations to the lucky winners.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Friends,

Well that's interesting. The first card had me captivated and this one leaves me flat. Such a big difference that small differences make.

Congratulations to our three new members of the Lucky and Special club!

I hope everyone enjoys the run-up to merry-making. Be sure to take in some night sky and a few peaceful moments.

Love,
Donita

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Lovely card today love the embossing folder too!
Well done to DeCor, Janice K, and Suzette Yandle!
Love Marg

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful elegant & frosty card. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely.

Congrats to the winners.

Michele

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I think the squared-up Frosty Frame looks even better when doubled up as on today's card although I loved yesterday's example too...

Congratulations to the Comment Game winners!

Izzy

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This is a very nice card loving all of the frosty frame
Congratulations to the comment winners
JOY Xx

hettygarlick said...

Lovely!

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

A lovely variation of yesterday's card and it has quite a different look to it. I like it.

Congratulations to the Comment Game Winners!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card,
Congratulations to the winners.
Lydia
X

Clai01 said...

Really frosty looking card, great for the festive season x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely Christmas card, love the design.
Congratulations to the winners today,
Best wishes
Karen M

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. love Jean Z xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Another beautiful card highlighting how one die can give such different results.

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, another great card for us today. It just shows with a few little tweaks you can change a whole card.

Love Rosemarie X X

Crafty Cruiser said...

Another stunning card this morning to brighten up a dull day.
Congratulations to the lucky winners
Doreen R

BenteS said...

Lovely as always :))
Thanks for the inspiration!
Congrats to the winners this week!

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue A lovely frosty card looks so different from yesterday's!
Pam sounds like you had a really good day with Dave
Sharon enjoy your last few days in Cyprus
Hope you all have a restful Sunday

doreenj said...


A lovely frost slant on yesterday's card, who
would have thought they would be so different!

Congrats to the winners, too!



Doreen x

Netty The Runner said...

Stunning Sue. Thank you for the inspiration.
Annette x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue

gr karin

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,

Rose in Chester said...

Oh rats, pressed the wrong button....... what I meant to say was: Hi Sue, lovely card again today, you never fail to make me think "Now why didn't I think of that". That frosty frame is just beautiful and so versatile! For me the star of the show.
Hugs, Rose

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, another brilliant idea from you.
Congratulations to today’s winners.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is a lovely card and I do like the Frosty Frame cut from silver pearl card but yesterday's card is my favourite. Just a few more cards to make and then I am done. I can't remember ever being so far behind before.

Pam - glad you enjoyed your Dave day.
Elaine - you have the right idea to save your sanity by having your meals out, enjoy.
Barbara M - you have courage lady and will get through this.

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners DeCor, Janice K and Suzette, enjoy playing with your prizes.

Frances

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card

congrats to the winners

Hugs Annx without an "e"

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Sue you have given us amazing cards over the last few days. I have made the tone on tone milk card. It is lovely.
Barbara, well done you exposing him.
My thoughts and love are with you. Stay strong we are all here for you

Elaine we too are out for Xmas lunch. First time we have all been together for any years. ,(Won't go there) Love and huggles Pam it's lovely to have s dog isn't it even for s little while. Love and huggles.
Had my nails done and my bros and top lip cor didn't half hurt I came out looking like a tomato!!ove and huggles to Crew Trish
Donita, Laine Theresa G and to you all xxxxxx🌼

nattyboots said...

Happy Sunday Sue
Oh so pretty is this card , and yes they look so different just goes to show what a little tweak can do.
Congratulations to the lucky winners enjoy your prize .

Have a busy day ahead today, going to get the presents delivered along with a few hand delivered cards ,then visiting my youngest son who has spent the last two months re decorating the lounge and kitchen in his little cottage , cant wait to see it he says it has the " Swiss look ".

John is calling for his brunch ,so i had better get cracking

Hugs and loves to all
Elaine H X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely Christmas card. Very pretty with the frosty frame but for me it does not have the 'wow' that yesterday's card has. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

pinky said...

Truly beautiful card Sue, love your choice of colour.

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, as the song goes,"what a difference a day makes", same dies but such different cards. Thank you for sharing your brilliant ideas. Congratulations to the 3 winners. Hugs xx Pauline

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card today although I think I prefer yesterday's. I have this die and it is great to see how it can be changed to make it square.

Lisbeth

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I’m loving today’s card Sue tone on tone cards work brilliantly your design is beautiful
Pam it’s lovely to have a dog I would be lost without my little pooches they love 💕 unconditionally
Elaine brilliant idea going out xmas day and Boxing Day. No washing up and you will be able to relax
Rosemary nice to see you back on the blog hope the tomato look has subsided lol. What we all put ourselves through ehh
Barbara concentrate on yourself now hurting one another does no one any good you seem like a strong individual and with the support of friends and family you will survive you have survived worse and lived to tell the tale. Hugs 🤗
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Stunning

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

karenlotty said...

Very pretty I am soooo behind and still making cards that need posting Never mind the “special” ones for hand delivering

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous frosty card!! I would be so proud if I made one like that!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card. Hugs Brenda xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

I adore it when you do your "snip, snip, snip" on your die cuts to create a new shape and look. You are always so clever with your designs. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Evis M said...

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

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
It is amazing how you can make such a different card using the same die thats why I love your blog so much.
My sister has gone back home so peace now reigns again until Saturday when my eldest daughter arrives plus one husband one daft Dalmatian and a 10 week old puppy.
Rosemary ouch Pam so glad you seem to be taking time to relax.Stephanie I hope your Christmas market went well.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card using the frosty frame Die, it was my favourite Die from this years Christmas launch and I used it to make all my Christmas cards. Congratulations to our three lucky ladies today.
Marie P hope you found the extra cutting plate for your Gemini and can get the rest of your cards finished
Pam I will echo you again, glad you had a lovely Dave Day

Sending love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is another gorgeous card, i love the frame and the silver centre piece.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
I’m Thrilled To See Yet Another Exceptional “Christmas Card” Beautiful Colour Combination
With The White/Silver Pearl Card, I Love “The Snowflake Flourish Corners Plus Straight Pieces”
They Look Amazing Cut In White, Also Once Embossed They Really Come To Life
Then There’s “The Frosty Frame Die” I Really Love How You Take A Die Then Change The
Total Look, Like This Particular Die From A Rectangle Shape To A Square, I Often Forget To Do This
Until You Remind Me, Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
Congratulations To This Weeks Comment Winners Enjoy Your Gift....................................

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card today, such a perfect colour combination too. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to all the lucky winners xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. What a lovely day you had with Dave, he sounds a real sweetie xxx

ursula said...

And the result a beautiful card Sue....luv Ursula xx

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Sorry I didn't comment yesterday, I loved your card and as usual a brilliant video. Today's card gives the frosty frame such a different look. It's amazing really considering it's the same die just a different colour. Love the fact you can chop it half to create a square focal element, I'm more of a square type of girl!

Pam glad you enjoyed your Dave day, maybe you could borrow him more often.
Elaine I hope your sons " Swiss" cottage is not full of holes!
Rosemary, ouch! The things we put ourselves through in the name of beauty.
Barbara hope you are alright.
Congratulations to the three lucky ladies, enjoy your prize when it arrives
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic. Laura O Springfield

Tressa said...

Another lovely card. The colours don't come up well on the iPad unfortunately but I know it will look really good.

Teresa

Littlelamb said...

Congratulations to the winners this weekend. This is a beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing this. Echoing Pam’s comments as it is late and very tired. Spent day writing C cards but near enough finished now.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I’m very late as have just got home having been out for most of the day!
It’s such a busy time of year but you are busy too! So sorry I didn’t comment yesterday - I did watch the video though and I shall be trying out that great tip of cutting the Frosty Frame into a square! I liked yesterday’s card much better than today’s but that’s just personal preference.
I haven’t thought to use the “ outline” poinsettias on their own. Very effective indeed!
I’m about to go to bed as it’s been a long day.
We had a lovely family lunch at an Italian Retaurant for our 12 year old grandsons birthday. It was great food and great company!
Will try to catch up tomorrow, I promise! All being well!
Maureen has Internet problems but she is alright .
Love to all,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. A beautiful card but for me yesterday's was a favourite. Thank you for sharing it though.
Congratulations to your three winners today. Xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Great card today. I must say this one looks totally different from yesterday's. On my iPad it looks a very pale grey and a silver grey. Isn't it funny how you can never go by seeing the colours of card on a screen. Congrats to the winners.

Fikreta said...

So pretty card!
Happy Holidays! 🎄🎅⛄
hugs

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

So beautiful.Frosty Frame proves again how elegant can be.Love it.

Congratulations to our three lucky winners.

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

Latenight SandyH said...

Neat card. How different the Frosty Frame looks with a change of colour.
Congratulations to DeCor, Janice K and Suzette Yandle on your comment game win.
Take care everyone.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love this card, and the frosty feel to it, the frame is fab. Well done to the comment game winners. Bx

Jan Sayer said...

Lovely card Sue.
Jan
Northampton

Marie from Longridge said...

Good Monday morning to you Sue and to all your bloggers.
A lovely card again today and only 1 week to Christmas. Pat L I got up early to order a new cutting plate from Crafters companion only to find that they are out of stock!! I went to Amazon and although I had to pay more I did order one and in the meantime will have to finish my cards with my Cuttlebug. I swear I will not be on the last minute next year.
Hope everyone is ready for Christmas and that Crafty Santa is good to all of us.
Congratulations to the 3 comment winners.
Marie P.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Wow I love this card. Another one I must try.

Love n hugs to everyone

Dorothy from Baldock