Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Sparkly Snowflakes Card



Hi bloggers!  I believe this is one of the last few Christmas die videos for you this year (maybe just one or two more tops, I promise! LOL).  It happens to be one of my personal favourite cards, I hope you will enjoy it too!













The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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114 comments:

Pam said...

Such a lovely card Sue, gorgeous, so icy and classical.
Deeply devastated and saddened to read that we have lost our lovely friend Tracy. She was so young and full of courage, she fought very hard to beat this awful disease and stay with her beloved husband Graeme, her mum, sister and friends. We were privileged that she trusted us to share her ups and downs, her hopes for the future, her wishes for a family and the loss of her dad which hit her so hard. My deepest sympathies to Graeme, her family, Janice, her workmates and all who knew her. We will miss you Tracy but you are now back in the arms of your lovely Dad. Rest in peace Sweetheart, you are safe now.
Thank you Pat, you have kept us informed, not an easy task to do. Please pass on my condolences to the family, tell them how much she was loved here too.
I hope everyone on the blog is safe and well. Keep warm everyone.
Returning Sabas hug with a basket of my own. Help yourselves, esoecially poorly and missing friends.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Beautiful sample Sue. A snowflake full of sparkle just like Tracy. Rest well with your dad. God Bless xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, todays card is just stunning, love the sparkle and well everything about it. Take care everyone and my condolences to Tracy's family. Bx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
My Deepest Sympathy to Tracy's family.
Take care all and keep warm Kitty.

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful card. It made me think of a scene from the film ‘Frozen’.

Love, Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

Nancy Soetaert said...

Awesome!

Clai01 said...

Lovely card and very fitting for the weather ! x

DeCor said...

A perfect card for today.
My deepest condolences to Tracey's family.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful sparkly card.
Jan x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
This is such a lovely snowy Christmassy card Sue and the video is fabulous as usual.
Thank you Pam again, condolences to Tracy's family, you put it so well.
Posted off all the main cards today, just a few close family and friends to do now, I am so glad for the inspiration on this blog, thank you Sue.
Hugs
Muriel x

hollyberry said...

Such a pretty card.

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card Sue I can see why you like it so much xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I can see why this is one of your favourites Sue, it is gorgeous, even in the close up pictures you can see the crisp detail of the die cutting, just goes to show what good quality the dies are no matter what die cutting machine you use. Love it, I don't mind how many Christmas video's you do because we can always refer back to them when ever we want.

Pam, just read your post above, I am so saddened by the loss of Tracy, as you say she fought long and hard but her suffering is over and she is at peace with her Dad, my sincere condolences go out to Graeme all her family and friends, another angel has arrived in heaven. So sorry.

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

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very appropriate card for today, sparkly and icy! I'll look forward to watching the tutorial later when I get home.x

PharmacyMichele said...

Absolutely beautiful Christmas card, really lovely.

Michele

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeous and special card Sue. Thank you, stay warm and safe. Xx

Rosemarie said...

Good Morning Sue, a really pretty card today, very festive.

Really sad to read the news about Tracey, a very brave lady. My thoughts are with her family.

Love Rosemarie X X

Rosemarie said...

Good Morning Sue, a really pretty card today, very festive.

Really sad to read the news about Tracey, a very brave lady. My thoughts are with her family.

Love Rosemarie X X

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful Christmas card, I look forward to watching the video later.
Condolences to Tracy's family.
B xx

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Sue. Condolences to Tracy's family x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card this morning.

Barbara V

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I welcome every Xmas card post/video that you share with us. As well as every "normal" one, of course.
This card is beautiful but for the sentiment............ No, I DON'T WANT SNOW - PERHAPS 30 mins TOPS on Xmas eve.................
Keeping my fingers crossed that we won't get fresh snow this week, too much to do.
Hugs, Rose

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Aah the perfect card this morning to match the crisp frosty start to my day!
I'd much prefer if it did snow, less slippy and so much more fun!!

Krafty Runner x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card Sue.

So sorry to hear about Tracy, very sad news xx

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, such a beautiful card. Words can't describe it. I am in awe.
Hugs xx Pauline

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

Well I think you must have been saving the best to near the end! This is absolutely stunning so fresh and crisp, I really love it.

Have a great day

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

hettygarlick said...

A really beautiful card. You can't beat a bit of snow and sparkle - on a card anyway! I'm not so keen on the real stuff!!

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card loving the sparkle and pearls ,will watch the video later With a nice cuppa .

My heart turned over when i read the sad news of our lovely Tracy ,she fought so hard against this terrible disease , my thoughts and prayers are with Graeme and all her family . RIP lovely Tracy you will be so missed xx

Hugs to all
Elaine H X

Anne said...

Beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love Jean Z xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very very lovely!

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, looking forward to watching the video when I'm not going to be interrupted. I would be happy if you showed a Christmas card and video every week - then I might not be half way through December with cards still to make!
Thank you Sue and Pat L for letting us know the very sad news about Tracy. Pam you have said everything perfectly, so I will just add my condolences to Graeme and family. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Blog Family,

Thank you, Sue, for giving us a sparkly card to brighten a sad day. Well, sad for us and her loved ones, but great for Tracy, freed from suffering, reunited with her father, and all her sorrows forgotten.

Stephanie Cotterill, your words were a comfort. Yes, my heart had a little spasm, too. I agree that we all need a hug. Good thing Pam set out a big basket of them.

I just love diamond snow and the other sparkle products.

Love,
Donita

Jackie Durrant said...

Really sparkly Sue!! Very appropriate at the moment with the weather we are having. Love from Jackie xx

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Lovely crisp and even card on a crisp and even day too!
Deepest sympathy to Tracys family.
They are all in my prayers. May she rest in peace.
So sad for husband!
Love Marg

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very beautiful & unusual card today. Yvonne xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Wonderful card to match our weather this morning.... snowy icy and Christmy. Beautiful work Sue.
My condolences to Graeme and all Tracy's family and close ones. A very sad time especially at this time of year. Rest in Peace Tracy.
Pam no one could have put this in better words today.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Suemac said...

Absolutely stunning.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A wonderful card, love it.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful Christmas card love all the sparkleso pretty
CatherineV94 xx

doreenj said...


A really topical card today, and we've had enough
snow, thank you very much!!

So sorry to read about Tracy, my condolences to
all her family and friends.



Doreen x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. Such a stunning card this morning , the colours are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing and looking forward to watching the video.
Deepest Sympathy to Tracy's family , the angles will be looking after her now.
Sending big hugs to all.... Wendy

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I think you've shown today why I love Christmas cardmaking - you can throw on all sorts of bling and glitter and it still looks fabulous - and I much prefer the symbolic snowflakes to the real ones!...lol

So sad to read that Tracy has lost her battle against the big C - condolences to her husband and family.

Izzy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - an absolutely beautiful card with one of my favourite sentiments, although at the moment I'm wishing the snow away! Looking forward to watching your video later today. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card today, frost6 and sparkly, no wonder it’s a favourite of yours, thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, you have said it so well, Tracey was such a brave young woman, my thoughts and prayers are with Graeme her family and friends xxx

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
You're card is gorgeous very elegant love it as pretty as our snow for real outside my door except it makes life more difficult
JOY Xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue.

BenteS said...

Beautiful card :))
Thanks for a great video!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful frosty card

Rosemary Stickland said...

Fabulous card.
Rosemary xx

dorothy cattanach said...

Beautiful card Sue, just apt for the frosty snow scene outside.
So sorry to hear about Tracey. Condolences for her family and friends.
Keep warm and safe everyone.
Dorothy xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely sparkly card and I am not surprised that it is one of your favourites, it is gorgeous. I will watch the video later on the laptop so that I can see the card in its full glory, the tablet is just too small.

Pam - I left a comment last night but you have expressed things so well today, I will help myself to a hug thank you.

Frances

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely Christmas card.
My sympathies and prayers go to Tracy's family.
Regards,
Evis M.

Pat L said...

Dear Sue
Thank you so much for your kindness yesterday and to everyone who has left such lovely messsages for Tracy's family. I only met Tracy once in March this year and she was everything you've alll said about her. Even though I was old enough to be her mum we had lots of things in common, the main one being this wonderful blog which helped her so much through out her illness. I texted Graeme last night to tell him about all the lovely messages and he said to thank you all for your kindness.

I can see why this card is a personal favourite Sue so thank you so much for sharing it and the great video too


Sending love and hugs to everyone
Pat

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
that is an amazing, beautiful and stunning card... so delicate.
Rolf xxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Beautiful Christmas card I can never see too many of them!
I was so saddened to read that we had lost Tracey my sincere sympathy to her family & friends
Sending caring hugs to all

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a stunning card Sue and an amazing tutorial. Thanks for sharing have a great day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kate's Cards said...

A very apt card on this snowy icy day. Lovely. xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. Lots of delicate detail and sparkle. Thanks for your video.

June Horrocks said...

A beautiful card sue I can see why it’s one of your favourites thank you
Love always June Horrocks
My deepest sympathy to Tracy’s family and friends xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love sparkle on Christmas cards they make them feel extra special.Thank you Sue my comment prize arrived today. Donita they are beautiful Sam Poole stamps
Pam I left a message yesterday after hearing the tragic news but you and Stephanie say it so much better so I will echo your sentiments if you don't mind.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A lovely sparkly cad today.
Just read Pans post. My deepest sympathy to Tracets husband and family.

sharon casey said...

Hi Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Beautiful sparkly snowflake card really pretty.
I reiterate all Pam has said and send love and healing hugs to all that need them and my condolences and love to Tracy's family she is at peace now xx

Have a good day all
Love
Sharon
xxx

Karen M said...


Hi Sue
Lovely frosty card,beautiful, the video is really good too.
So sorry to read about Tracy,our condolences to her family xx
Well said Pam
Best wishes
Karen M

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
This is one of my favourite cards love sparkle!
I still can't get over that we have lost lovely Tracy. Pam you have said everything so well.
Love and huggles to you all xxxxxx

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous :)

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I've only just got up I was working nights last night! Beautiful card iced snow has to be my most used glitter! I use throughout the year it's so pretty. As usual I thoroughly enjoyed the video thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Marion Scott said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love it
Marion S x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A gorgeous sparkly Christmas card today. I will watch the video soon.

I am at last back after being floored by a bad cold, with earache, sore throat and a really barking cough, which I must admit is still lingering. I probably should have had antibiotics, but I know you’re not supposed to take them unless you really have to. I have slept a lot too, but don’t feel refreshed, just stressed as I am not ready for Christmas. Still it will all work out. Can’t wait until it stops hurting to breathe.

I was very shocked and saddened to hear about Tracy. Pam you have summed up so well with your lovely comforting words. I’m so sorry for Tracy’s husband and family and friends. Thank you to Pat too for having the hard job of breaking the news to the blog. Rest in peace Tracy. X

Love Helen xxx

Vie Carter said...

just right for todays weather

Vie
x

Pawprintx4 said...

Sue, you can make as many videos as you like. We all enjoy them plus you are a great teacher.
I agree with Izzy. Snowflakes on paper are my preference over the real thing accompanied with slick roads and frigid temperatures.
Helen glad you are feeling better. Take care.
So sorry for the sad news on the blog today.
Hugs to all,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning Christmas card. I am just off to get a nice cup of tea before I settle down to watch the video. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Crafty Cruiser said...

Stunning card today. Condolences to Tracy’s family. Very sad.
Doreen R

Suzzette Yandle said...

A lovely card today. It looks like it does outside my window. More snow here and lots of wind and cold. Thanks for the great video and the inspiration.

Jean said...

So pretty!

karenlotty said...

Please pass my condolences to Graeme and both families I only knew her through blogs and after seeing a photo of her It is tragic to see someone so young and vibrant has passed away

karenlotty said...

A very pretty card SUE
As I’ve said above to PAT L It is devastating news about TRACY

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Beautiful elegant card.

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful icy Christmas card!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Just watched the video and as usual I learned a lot! I wouldn’t have thought of putting the black shadow behind the sentiment and that’s a great tip! I often shadow them but the Black makes that one pop! A truly lovely card and I understand why it’s a favourite!
Thank you!
I’ve been reading the Comments and thinking what a lovely , caring Blog this is! Thanks Pam for all you do, however, it’s on days like today that we appreciate you most! I left a comment last night like many others. Our thoughts and prayers are with Graeme and all the family! A light has gone out in their life!
Helen Bell - you have been in the wars!! Hope you feel better very soon! Christmas will be just fine!
Lots of lovel ,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen!). Xxx

val jones said...

Such a lovely seasonal card Sue.
Sincere condolences to Tracy's family and friends.
Val in Spainxxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. Great dies giving a lovely Icy look. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I loved this card when I saw it on the Christmas launch, so much so that I had to get all the dies and, in fact, used it as inspiration for a lot of my cards this Christmas. Thank you.

Lisbeth

KarinsArtScrap said...

Sue this is gorgeous amd elegant
Gr Karin

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Stunning card, so elegant, love the silver and white and those snowflake dies are gorgeous.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, so elegant, love the silver and white and those snowflake dies are gorgeous.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, so elegant, love the silver and white and those snowflake dies are gorgeous.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, elegant and sparkly Christmas card and great video. I always learned from your brilliant videos and amazing explanations. Thank you for the great tips and for sharing.

More snow here and I am not happy about it. It will be a long and cold winter, as per our weather specialists. Hope they are wrong.

I left a comment last night, like many others, but I am keep thinking how strange the life can be …? I am working with some people for years and I know so little about them, less than I know about some of you. If one of this people will leave tomorrow (retirement, resign etc.) I won’t miss them because they didn’t have any impact on my life, while Tracy touch my heart and won my respect and admiration being so brave and full of courage. She will be in my heart forever. It says that: “We don’t meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason.” Maybe is true.

Hugs to you all, lovely community of caring people!
Stay safe, healthy and warm.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

ursula said...

My kind of card, so so pretty for this time of year....luv Ursula xx

barbara macaskill said...

Woooooooo! This is breathtaking! Love all the Sparkle on this beauty! TFS!

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this card is stunning and gorgeous. I love the sparkle and those dies.
Really love this one.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Beautiful card, Sue

sued99 said...

Fabulous card. Perfect for winter. X

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Super sparkly and gorgeous. Definitely one for the got to do list x
Sending love to all x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and as usual a fab video. I'm just praying that it doesn't snow!M

I did comment last night, but as others have said, Pam you express things so well, so I will reiterate everything you said. My thoughts and prayers go to Graeme and family for your tragic loss.

Sending love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
What a truly scrumptious card, a shooting Snowflake with glitter and glamour. Love it. Excellent video as always. Thank you.

Pam you said it so beautifully this morning. Thank you too.
This is a very special blog, Sues generosity allows us to get to know each other on a personal level. There are some who come in briefly, there are some who comment faithfully everyday and there are are some whose stories touch our lives and our hearts. Tracy was one such lovely lady and she will remain in our hearts and minds.
Pat L, thankyou for passing on our condolences to Graeme, I hope it is some small comfort to him to know we care. It must be very hard for you having met Tracy.
Love and hugs for each and everyone as we reflect on the loss of a beautiful brave young lady.
Saba xxx

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, a lovely sparkly card, just make it so Christmassy.
I know I don’t say much on the blog but I read everyones, and feel I know each and everyone of you personally,
Sending my condolences to Tracy’s family, this is such a horrible disease no respect for anyone, we support each other in our own way.
Please take care everyone, Jess xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card, Love the sparkle.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue and a great video, you always make it look so easy.
So sorry to hear about Tracy such sad news.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A gorgeous sparkly card today and I can see why it is one of your favourites!
So sad to read the news about Tracy and I send my condolences to her family and friends.
Lesley S x

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card sue. Laura O Springfield

Tressa said...

Lovely card. I like the way in which you have mixed two different snowflake dies to make one.

Teresa

Scottydog said...

Well strange, I thought I commented this morning, but can't see it now! A lovely card, so icy it almost makes me shiver! Certainly matches the weather we are having! However we don't want anymore snow before Christmas! Thank you Sue for the inspiration.

Like others I commented on the sad news yesterday but I can't get Tracy out of my mind & certainly feel for her family at this sad time. RIP Tracy.

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue.
So sad to hear that we have lost Tracey. She has fought this for so long and was planning her future. Pam your beautiful words say it all.
Condolences to Graeme and her family. Xx

Eunice said...

Just a beautiful icy card Sue, anyone would be ecstatic to receive this card.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
I Truly Loved Your Video Tutorial Also Seeing Your Magnificent Card
I Appreciate You Must Be Tiring Of Seeing Christmas Cards But I’ve Loved
“Every Single Blog Day” That You Shared An Exceptional Christmas Card With Us
You’ve Given Me So Many Great Tips/Techniques As The 2017 Christmas Collection
Is The Most Christmas Cutting Dies I’ve Purchased, So Being Able To Mix Them
With 2015/16 Christmas Cutting Dies Has Proven To Be So Extremely Helpful
Then Looking Back On Your Unique Video Tutorials Has Helped Me Produce
A Varied Collection Of Christmas Cards, Thank You So Very Much, I For One
Will Be Extremely Sad To See The Last Of The Magical Christmas Cards..........
But I’m Sure There Will Be Much More Of Your Masterpieces In The Very Near Future
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

stitchingranny said...

Pretty, pretty and sparkly too. What more can you want.

Hugs Helen xx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Thank you for sharing this. Like others I too commented last night about Tracey so I will just echo Pams comments. You have said it so well. Thank you.

Latenight SandyH said...

Beautiful card.

So saddened to hear of Tracy's passing. Condolences to Graeme and her family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card for us today.

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

Marie from Longridge said...

Another fantastic card Sue. I'll have to watch the video later as I really want to learn from it. I could spend all day watching your videos but that wouldn't get mine done would it.
Hope everyone is keeping warm in this icy weather.
Marie P.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Your card is beautiful, nice and sparkly for the kind of day we are having in the UK today.

I loved watching your video, and have done nothing else, but catch up on all your videos that I have missed recently.

Love and hugs to everyone
Dorothy of Baldock

Fikreta said...

gorgeous card
Happy Holidays !🎄🎅⛄
hugs , Fiki