Thursday, 21 December 2017

Merry Christmas

Hi bloggers!  One of my favourite combos today, white on white.  I started by cutting a small piece of coconut white card and embossing it with the Snowflake Mosaic embossing folder for texture.  I used the Double Pierced Noble square die set to make a thin frame for it and attached it with mounting foam.  On the inside of the frame, I cut and assembled four corners cut from the Snowflake Flourish and Corner die set.  I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with the Pierced Flags die set and attached the edge under the side of the snowflake frame.  I cut a single snowflake and added it on the side of the sentiment.  Next I cut two of the Frosty Frames and cut the long sides off of them and attached them around the edge of the raised frame.  I added the entire piece to a larger piece of coconut white card and finished the edge with another thin frame from the same set.  Simple white on white mats completed the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x












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94 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card Sue. Love it.
Your cards are truly inspirational, I love my daily treat opening the blog each day and done times you give us the doublers shiva gives twice the pleasure. Like any have said, you lift our card making to new heights, make us think outside if the box and try new experiences such as the pixies etc. Tank you for all that you do for us.
Lynne, you sound as if your and your granddaughter have had a fab time, precious memories to carry through the years.
Yvonne, hope you got to see your film with your son, and that your parents arrive safely. Forget the house, nobody notices anyway. Have a lovely time with them all.
Happy belated birthday Steph, you are a sly one lol. Hooe you got your longed for dies, I think Andy will have come up trumps.
Donita, would have loved to see the Penguins, they sound too cute to eat, certainly would make a talking point. Enjoy your party.
Granny Sue enjoy your Christmas NewYear break.
Elaine, hope is well with you and family, short post yesterday. I'm hoping you were just busy.
Daily hugs to all. Thinking of all our poorly and missing friends.
Sue, wishing you and your family, and everyone on the blog, a very Hapoy Christmas, hooe Santa is good to you all.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love the white on white - they scream "elegance".
Stephanie, belated birthday wishes, I'm sure that Andy will have treated you. I still like the idea of a practice present opening though!!!
Princess Pixie, hope you enjoyed the film and that your parents arrive safely. Forget the house, it's people that matter! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

What an absolute stunner. White on white, milk on milk, always add that extra luxurious look to any card, but today's sample is just stunning. The folder behind the borders, the borders themselves - so neat and precise, the dies between the borders all work so beautifully, a lot of pattern and texture on this sample but all made to work together and boy do they. I'm just loving everything about today's stunning inspiration and thank you for sharing.
Sending love and hugs your way and hope whatever your day brings it has a big helping of fun and happiness xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
A beautiful elegant card it's stunning being white on white.
Jan x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, such a beautiful card to greet us this morning. White on white I think is so elegant.
Marion S x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
thank you a beautiful card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card today,love white on white it is so elegant.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful tone on tone design, the Frosty Frame adds a lovely delicate look to it.x

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning Sue really love the all white cards you do so wellxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card today.

Michele

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. Stunning card this morning . Your white on white cards always so expensive and beautiful. Sending well wishes and crafty hugs to all.
Wendy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card this morning. Love the white on white - very elegant.

Barbara V

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

hettygarlick said...

A really gorgeous card, and white on white again. Can't go wrong!

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

White on white cards are always so elegant and this one is no exception. The amount of detail involved is remarkable in the texture and the die cuts themselves. You inspire us all to go for that extra touch.

Hope that you have a lovely day.

Beverly

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card today Sue. I love white on white.
Annette x

Chris Curry said...

Love this gentle, elegant card Sue. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a stunning sample today, white on white, lovely - I don't think you can ever go wrong with that combination. Sue you have certainly be given such wonderful comments over the past few days leading up to Christmas, you deserve every single one of them and more, special hugs.

Pam I reiterate all you have said. Just got back from early morning shopping, ours is all done now. Just got to take my son shopping later, he is having a new fridge/freezer delivered this morning, so need to wait however long it takes before you can put any food in it, hopefully it will be today as hubby wants to get it all done and dusted now.

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

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful!!!! Wow, and yet more with the Frosty Frame, I can’t wait to try it as a border too now, it must be the greatest value for money die ever! The white on white is perfect for Christmas cards, it is a shame we are so close to Christmas,really loving your inspiration.
Finally finished cards now, phew, definitely New Years resolution to work during the year next year
Hugs
Muriel x

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Another white on white stunning card. Your inspiration is brilliant.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely cards Sue.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful Card , i love all the layers and the frosty frame adds that special touch .

Pam , all is as well as it can be , i am in a rush again this morning as the gas men are coming to sort out my radiators i hope ,we now have the kitchen and lounge to be looked at , they said on the phone it could take up to 6 hours and they are coming at 8.00am so i will echo you again today .
Take care everyone
Big hugs to all
Elaine H X

dorothy cattanach said...

Hi Sue, A white on white card, stunning and elegant. Ilook forward everyday to see your beautiful cards, even though I dont always have the time to comment.
Have a lovely Christmas Sue and all at C E. and to all your followers here. May the New Year be kind to us all.
Best wishes
Dorothy xxx.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant white on white card today. Yvonne xx

djones said...



An elegant card today again!! Love sharing these
cards with you,


Doreen x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, At the risk of repeating myself, you can't go wrong with white in white, it is just so elegant. This one is no exception.

Love Rosemarie X X

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card thank you.
Catherine V94 xx

Fikreta said...

So ve4y nice ca4d.
Love white on white.

Happy Holidays! 🎄🎅⛄❄

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and The League of Loyal Wilsonettes,

Just admit it, you ran out of color card and all you have to work with is white!
We all know that can't be true.
Although sometimes, a severe limit can be inspiring.
I like this one, too. Frosty Frame is a friend of mine, and he really shines in this sample.
The penguins apparently got talked about, but they didn't all get eaten, so I took a picture of one and posted it as a reply to a comment on Facebook. Some people, I heard, were afraid that was a marshmallow under those black olives. I missed the party because I hit my snooze button too many times. The penguins weren't at all difficult or painstaking to make. I had a lot of broken wings because the fresh mozzarella balls were too fat for the split olive that had to go over it. Next time I'll trim the cheese to make smaller bellies. Or use cocktail onions. Also next time I'll trim the carrot noses to look a little more beaky. The more I made, the better they got.
It reminded me of the time I asked an artist how to color an orange to make it look spherical and realistic. I had stamped up a bunch of PSX wreaths and wanted to color them nicely for Christmas cards. He wasn't very helpful. He said, "You just make it look like an orange." The more little carrot beaks I cut, trying to make them beaky, the more they started to look like beaks.
That's why I like rubber stamping and papercrafting. You buy things from the real artists, and their designs give you plenty of chances to make something that looks pretty good.
And Sue, as so many others have said, you brought me to a different plane entirely.
My cards went from looking like a third grader made them to looking like an artist made them.. That's because an artist did make them. And that artist is you. You just let us do some of the cutting!
Well, that's not entirely true. Some of the cards I see on Facebook were made by people using your dies, and they've had their own creative ideas and executed them with their own artistry.

Enjoy the festivities, all you with generous hearts.
Love,
Donita

stitchingranny said...

Another stunning and elegant, white on white card.

Hugs to all who need them
Helen xx

Suemac said...

Love white on white

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Loving the White on White so elegant!
Happy Birthday Stephanie hope you got some nice Dies!
Have a lovely day everyone!
Love Marg

Anne said...

Another beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really classy Christmas card, love it. My white on white cards are coming on, but not as good as this. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

A vision in pure white simplicity - but...wot, no glitter?.....lol...you gotta have glitter on a Christmas card!

Izzy

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This is a very gorgeous card l especially like the frosty frames very elegant
JOY Xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Absolutely wonderful and just like walking in a winter wonderland.... that's just how I have felt these last few weeks.... just by visiting your blog.
All your samples have been wonderful and this white on white in no exception. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work right through into the New Year. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue this card is so beautiful white on white only you could create a beauty like this thank you
Love always
June Horrocks xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another tone on tone and in white too - can't go wrong! This card is really beautiful. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, Thank you so much for another beautiful card. Your tone on tone cards are something really special. Love the frosty frames. Wherever you may be Sue, I hope that you and your loved ones have a great Christmas. Hugs xx Pauline

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another gorgeous card, love the way you have used the frosty frame.
Lydia
X

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
I love white on white cards,gorgeous,love the frosty frame a really beautiful card,
Thank you Sue
Best wishes
Karen M

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful - love white on white, always looks so classy.
But of a rush today - just got back from swimming and then I'm off to hairdressers. Did a record for me today, did my mile swim in 49 minutes, I was so chuffed with that!!
Sending love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Oh how gorgeously, frosty and perfect. Just love your Christmas cards. Love ALL your cards but there is something about your Christmas cards that makes me feel all gooey from the inside out x
Not long to wait for Father Christmas now folks. I am still in the process of trying to convince him that I should be on the nice list but I don't think he believes me!
Got the few bits I needed last night before going to the Cinema. The rest of Christmas is being delivered by Tesco on Saturday.
Enjoyed last night. Have to say, I am a bit of a sucker for the original 3 films (which are actually numbers 4 5 and 6). So this was number 9. Bit corny and now they have got to the ninth film the story lines are a little stretched. Sorry if I have offended any super fans! Lovely evening with George and that's what counts x
Diane G - the force can't help me now. It has gone beyond that x
Fluffy - I am passed caring to be honest - told everyone not to touch or write in the dust, that way it is less noticeable! x
Yorkie Girl - there is never any semblance in this house x
Crafty Sue - I hear you - but if there is nowhere to sit down and the bed is hidden under all the stuff that has been dumped on it the people will not be comfortable! Lol x
Myra - Laine and I have not spoken for a while but we have been texting. She is busy trying to get organised like the rest of us. She was having her hair done yesterday and its her nails today. Thing is, being gorgeous doesn't come naturally to everyone like it is does to me!!! Obviously much more effort is required on Laines part. She will be back - just like the Terminator! Lol x
Suppose I better get a wiggle on and swing into action - well more like a shuffle than a swing!
Have a good day everyone. Sending happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Jean Z said...

hi Sue, lovely card , love Jean Z XXXX

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another lovely Christmas card. White on white with your frosty frame and snowflake corners.

BenteS said...

Beautiful card!
Love the white on white combos you show us :))

Scottydog said...

Just love white on white & this card us no exception. I did some white on white Christmas cards this year which just flew. Must do more next year.Just had to pop in to say sorry for my non appearance just lately. Health problems, but hope to be back before the New year. However I just wanted to say thank you .Sue for all your hard work throughout the year. Can't imagine why your blog isn't No.1 but you are certainly the Topps as far as us Wilsonettes go. I look forward to reading it each day & seeing what lovely creation you havé given us. This year I feel you have tested us giving us lots of shabby chic to experiment with, not to mention those pixie powder backgrounds which are lovely when you do them but not when I do them! Lol! Anyway Sue hope you get the opportunity to relax over the festive season. Wishing you & your family a very Happy Christmas & healthy New Year & the same to all the Wilsonettes. Take care everyone travelling at this time.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A beautiful elegant white on white card. Definitely can’t go wrong with white on white, especially using your gorgeous dies!

Love Helen xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Wow Sue,
that is one clever design. Loving it and also the white on white...........
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is an absolutely stunning I love white on white cards. I can never get them to work for me I really must try again. Take care. Hugs Jackie

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful :)

Crafty Cruiser said...

White on white is one of my favourites and this example is simply stunning!
Doreen R

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card again today. White on white is just so elegant.
Regards,
Evis M.

Kate's Cards said...

I made all my Christmas cards white on white, cream on cream and craftcard on craft card. I used the same colour for the greeting but now wonder if a contrast would have been better! You have shown me just how it should be done here with this lovely card. xx

val jones said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love all the die cutting.
Love Val in Spainxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love how you have used the frosty frame die on this card and also love the embossing folder you have used. They have come together to make a really special card for this time of year.

Lisbeth

Suzzette Yandle said...

Layers and textures and beautiful all around. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is beautiful, I love it, and I also love your use of the 'Frosty Frames' die cuts too.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pawprintx4 said...

Good Morning all. I had to check out Wednesdays blog also. Can't believe I was so busy yesterday I missed that lovely card. Pixie Powders...yummy.
Today's card is beautiful, not as colorful as yesterday but another work of art. What wonderful dies that can create so much beauty and then again some like "Cheeky Monkey" much playfulness.
Stephanie C. I loved your pre-Christmas warm up. Birthdays close to Christmas often get over looked but I know that isn't so in your case. Hope all those dies didn't take you too long to get opened.
Donita, your appetizers reminded me of a song we learned in Kindergarten. Penguins are really adorable birds.
Merry Christmas to everyone here on the blog and to all the wonderful folks at Creative Expression.
Have a great Thursday everyone,
Stephanie K

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
A truly beautiful card I have loved everything about your beautiful Christmas collection.
Another busy day and I am running late but I hate not leaving a comment so hopefully I can catch up tomorrow.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I love your white on white cards, so elegant and there is my favourite frosty frame. I have had lots of lovely comments about my Christmas cards made with this wonderful Die and that's all due to you so thank you so much for everything you do for us. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas
Alison so impressed by your mile swim, well done

Sending love and hugs to everyone, I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and Santa brings what you are hoping for, Sues dies perhaps!
Pat

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Such an elegant white on white card.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Janet Wilson said...

Beautiful white on white

Laura O' Connor said...

Love the white on white fabulous
Laura O Springfield

Laura O' Connor said...

Love the white on white fabulous. Laura O Springfield

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful post, and agree with you that white on white is just gorgeous and so effective.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I’m having a bad Internet day again! It’s fine with normal emails but introduce Google and it’s a nightmare!
A really stunningly lovely card today. I don’t have the snowflake corners but I have the Poinsettia corners and the detail is amazing! They just give a different look!
Donita - I meant to mention the penguins yesterday but forgot! I know I know - how could I !! I think they have been unforgettable!! They have been individual little characters with attitude! Well done you for making them!
Yvonne - thanks for the update on Laine! I’m glad she is well enough to keep up her high standards . I know I always feel better if I look ok. Ok is as good as it gets !!!
Izzy - your “Wot no Glitter! “ made me laugh!
Well! I shall go and see if this will post!
If I’d doesn’t - the scream you hear is mine!
Love to all, Myra ( Friend of Maureen,) xx

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karenlotty said...

You cannot beat white on white A stunning card

Myra said...
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Di said...


Hi Sue,
Beautiful card with the lovely snowflake edging, love the dies and the sentiment. White on white is a favourite of mine.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Beautiful card with the lovely snowflake edging, love the dies and the sentiment. White on white is a favourite of mine.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Beautiful card with the lovely snowflake edging, love the dies and the sentiment. White on white is a favourite of mine.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

Barbara said...

My most favourite Christmas card of the lot, absolutely stunning.
Beautiful font on the sentiment, I love white on white.

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
I love white on white cards and this one is gorgeous Sue
I must again thank you for sharing your talent with us all Sue and hope you are now ready for the festive season and wish you and your family a merry xmas and new year
PP glad you got to go to the cinema with your son just relax and have a wonderful Christmas
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue wow todays card is so lovely I love the white on white and the frosty frame is a star so versatile.
My little Grand daughter went back home today bless her she still has more chicken pox spots appearing but has been a little trooper hardly complaining It has been lovely having her to ourselves for a few days
Sending good wishes to all

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Sorry I'm late posting only just got in from work! Such a beautiful card I love white on white.
Hugs x
Heather T

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, late again I'm afraid. Another busy day and I nearly forgot to comment which is awful as your beautiful white on white card gave me the inspiration I needed for a special card that I had to make today. I have 'borrowed' your design but made my card with some of your older dies. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Time to count tails and lock the doors before heading to bed so I will wish everyone a good night and then we will be one day closer to Christmas :-)

Frances

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
I Just Love Today’s Exceptional Card, I Like Many Members I Love Tone/Tone Cards
Plus As I Keep Repeating Myself “I Just Love Christmas Cards” The Ones You’ve
Shared With Us Are Magical/Magnificent, I Love The Cutting Dies You’ve Used The Embossing
Is Just Beautiful.................
Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Merry Christmas Sentiment” (Not Sure From Which Set!!!)
“Creative Expression Coconut White Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression White Self Adhesive Flat Backed Pearls”
“Creative Expression Snowflake Mosaic Embossing Folder Designed By Sue Wilson”
Star’s Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Sue Wilson’s Double Pierced Die Set” (From The Noble Collection 10 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Snowflake Flourish/Corner Die Set” (From The Festive Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Pierced Flags Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Frosty Frame Die Set” (From The Festive Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
You Started By Cutting A Small Piece Of White Card Then You Embossed It Using The Snowflake Mosaic
Embossing Folder Which Creates The Texture You Need, You Then Used The Double Pierced Noble
Square Dies To Create A Thin Frame You Attached This With Mounting Foam.
Sue, On The Inside Of The Frame You Cut Out Also Assembled Four Corners From The Snowflake Flourish
Plus Corner Dies, (Exceptional Embossing) You Then Stamped Your Sentiment Then Cut It Out Using
The Pierced Flag Die Set, (I Use These Dies Such A Great Deal) You Attached The Edge Under The
Side Of The Snowflake Frame, You Cut Out A Single Snowflake Then Attached This To Your Sentiment
Next You Cut Out Two Frosty Frames,Then Cut The Long Sides Off Them, Then You Attached Them
Around The Edge Of The Raised Frame Which You’d Added Mounting Foam, You Added The Entire Piece
To A Larger Piece Of White Card, Then Finished The Edge With Another Thin Frame Using The Double
Pierced Square Cutting Dies, Then You Added A White/White Mat/Layer Which Included Your
Famous/Signature/Piercing Plus Add A Few White Pearls To Your Beautiful Focal Point.............
Sue, We Are Extremely Lucky To Have This Tremendous Blog Where You Share Luxurious Cards
With Us!! Plus All The Superb Tip/Techniques That I Just Love, Thank You For All The Masterpieces
You’ve Created In 2017, I’m so So Looking Forward To The Magical Cards In 2018.................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather Plus Sam & Family
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

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Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, what an absolutely gorgeous card.
Big Hugs,Brenda xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, what an absolutely gorgeous card.
Big Hugs,Brenda xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Xx

DeCor said...

Lively snowy card. Love thus emb I sing folder

Latenight SandyH said...

Gorgeous card. Love the white on white.
Take care everyone.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Any card with Frosty Frame die set (including yesterday card as well) is a winner for me and white on white is pure elegance.
Thank you,Sue, for all amazing Christmas samples and for the daily dose of inspiration. Your creativity is endless.

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

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card Sue, really like the frosty frame dies they are fabulous, thanks for sharing, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Littlelamb said...

Another beautiful card Sue. Love it. Thank you for all your hard work and all the wonderful dies you bring us. Happy Christmas to you and yours. Thanks to Pam also for all your comments each day. Echoing them today. Didn’t get to comment yesterday. Like everyone else a very busy day rushing from one thing to another. Happy Christmas to all the people on this wonderful blog. Hugs for all.

Marie from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
I love this card Sue as I love them all. I have never tried white on white as I'm afraid that with my particular visual condition I would not be able to see where one piece ended and another began. I must say that the new lighting I have recently got in my craft room helps a lot and just maybe I may try this in the new year.I have got a 5 foot double tube led light and it's wonderful
Everyone sounds so busy and I'm sure I can hear the sighs of relief from those who have finished their cards in time to mail them.
Hugs to all who need them
Marie P.

ursula said...

Such a beautiful card Sue...luv Ursula xx