Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Warmest Wishes Card

Hi crafters!  The big day is almost upon us.  Here is a lovely Christmas card if you need any last minute inspiration!

The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, lovely. A mantle pleaser.
Elaine, I think the delivery times will get worse leading up till Christmas. My postie and local delivery man put my parcels (if they are not too big) through my conservatory window. I hate going to the sorting office, other side of town, queuing outside as only 3 can get into the little space at a time then you wonder why they didn't remove the elastic band and post them through the door individually, that is usually the van drivers not the postie.
Carmen I'm with you on the short weeks.
Diane I had thought of partial retirement down to 3 or 4 days but they have changed the rules and I would have to work a late shift 11 to 5on a Friday. I'm up so early and the traffic is horrific at 5 that I won't do it, and I also have the twins after school for their tea.
yorkiegirl, hope your cold clears up soon. Rest warmth and plenty of hot drinks for you.
June if you don't have enough ironing to warrant getting the board out I can send some aplenty,my most disliked job.
Muriel, you saved Santa and his Reindeer, good for you.
Sharon, so happy that you have arrived safely and settled in. Have a great break, you deserve it.
Hugs to all, heated and ready. Sending best wishes to all poorly and missing friends.

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Morning Sue,

Lovely card again. Your classical style shining through.


Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, such a classy Christmas card, love the design and the colour combo. Off to watch the video. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, such an elegant Christmas card and great video.
Marion S x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card, and I'm in need of last minute inspiration! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another beautiful card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, love the sentiment and the card x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

You have classic elegance on display for us today. Love the color combination and the way that you have used the dies to give just that extra little bit of elegance. Lovely video to accompany the card.

Have a nice day today.


Unknown said...

Hi Sue

A very elegant card indeed. I will try and watch the video later.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very classy & elegant.


June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, beautiful monochrome creation today, love it, can we have more please.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above. Oh you do make me laugh, it is my most hate job as well ironing, I started mine and the iron died on me, tried it in another plug, it tried to get hot then died again so it has gone to the great iron mountain in the sky.... lucky enough I have a back up which is a big one that gives out constant steam, it is just cumbersome to set up, so I will get an ordinary steam iron when I next go out. It is all done now for another few weeks.

Got to sort out my posting cards over the next few days and get them sent, also got to make my hubby's birthday card which is for Friday.

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

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Phew, boy oh boy do I need your inspiration right now ? I sure do. Today I start my orders, the hardest for me will be for my wonderful customer/friend from her sister, the wonderful mum grieving her 18yr old son, so CAS and a 'Thinking of You' a simple wreath made from your poinsettias. On the 'brighter' side she too has given me a big order as no matter how much she doesn't want to do all the festive stuff, their 16yr old daughter wants to celebrate her brothers life as he loved this time of year so she's pushed herself hard to do this bless her heart. I'm so thankful that we can Pin your stunning creations like today's sample, you've opened up a world of idea's with the dies you design and I'm so thankful to you and the team for the beautiful never ending help given via nothing but the love of craft and hard work no matter how enjoyable it is. So Julia and Phill (aka laughing man) named by my keeper in the nicest possible way, if you're reading Sue's blog, thank you too. Lisa, I'm not up to standard to try your lovely work - yet !
So a long full crafting day ahead for me with your help and inspiration, I know I'll manage and get through once I can feel my fingers enough to hold the tiny dies lol.
Sending Tuesday love and hugs your way and thanks for your daily inspiration xxx

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card.

Jan.moogie said...

Great video Sue for a fantastic card, loved it. Thanks for sharing and have a fantastic day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card Sue. I for one certainly need the inspiration, please keep ‘em coming.
Annette x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Thank you for another great video tutorial, the card is beautiful and very striking.x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Elegant is word to describe this beautiful card.
Enjoy your day.
Jan x

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Classy card. Love it.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very classy card. Thanks for sharing.
Pam....am with you on the delivery dilemma. Why can’t they just take the band off as you say, and post two small packages through the letter box? I have had to go to the delivery office so many times because they don’t have the brains to do this! Makes you wonder!
Have a great day everyone.

Chris Curry said...

An elegant,stylish and classy card Sue. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A lovely Nd very elegant card today. Thank you fir the inspiration

Love Rosemarie X X

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card
B xx

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue x xhazel

JAO said...

Great card Sue.

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

Mono works really well on this minimalist card and it's perfect for those last minute ones that you've just received and you'd forgotten to send. LOL

Krafty Runner x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, who would have thought we would be sending black and white Christmas cards a few years ago, they look very sophisticated though don't they. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. Oh definately not a 5pm finish on a Friday! That was a wise move xxx
Tracey sending hugs xxx

cheryl brown said...

Good morning Sue,

A pretty festive card, love the colours and layout.

Must dash, you have reminded me I have not made my cards to send to family abroad yet.

(((((HUGS))))) for one all.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
Nice to have a Video to watch after the comment blog!
Love this card Sue so nice to see the shapes too!
Tracey thinking of you !
Love Marg

Unknown said...

Morning sue
Classy and elegant a fabulous card .
Catherine V94 xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What a very elegant card today. I love monochrome cards. Yvonne xx

ahappycrafter50 said...

Lovely card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue a very elegant card so pleasing to the eye love from Jackie xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card and fabulous video thanks for sharing!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is so elegant and I love monochrome cards, they are also so striking. A great video to watch too. Sending best wishes

Anne said...

A classic "Sue" card today - beautiful.

Anne (Northampton)

gwen70 said...

Stunning card as always, love it

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. I just loved your video you make things look so simple..... and you are so tidy! ! !. When I am crafting I have stuff all over the place. I try my best to keep everything neat but by the time the card is finished I have to have a huge clean up before I start the next project. Today's card is lovely as all your creations are. You are and will always be the greatest
Inspiration to many of us crafters. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very striking in it's simplicity, love the Noelle die and of course those evergreen poinsettias will never date so keep the inspirational cards coming - if we don't use the ideas this year we will next year as some of us have the festive dies on our Santa list and he won't be coming for another 20 days yet!


Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. The dies are amazing. Have a wonderful day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Suemac said...
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hettygarlick said...

Beautiful. A really lovely sophisticated card.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue today's card is beautiful so elegant I've almost finished my Christmas cards just a couple of very special ones to make I'm dithering over what to do so definitely need inspiration
Pam I can understand why you haven't reduced your working week working till 5 on Friday would be a poor option
Ann top cards Itoo get into a dreadful mess crafting I end up with my table covered in bits of card etc!
Sending good wishes to all

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. Beautiful card this morning , I love the monochrome colours. Thank you for doing a video and sharing with us. I will be watching later.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, A very classic card this morning, so beautiful. I love monochrome cards.

Barbara V

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, will watch the video later.

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue a beautiful card this morning I love this style very elegant thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love Monochrome .love Jean Z xxx

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and Friends,

What do you mean, almost upon us? Well, you're probably right, once all the parties and concerts and all get going, there won't be a minute left to prepare. So I'll put Happy New Year sentiments on mine instead of Merry Christmas.

Such a pretty card today! I wonder how Striped Nasturtiums would look instead of poinsettias. And berry bough and pine needle foliage coming out of the flowers instead of flourishes down the sides. Just love the Noelle and Holly Frames.

Always enjoy your videos.

Have a Happy Tuesday.


fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card in the classic Sue style, I love it. I will watch the video on the laptop when the chores are done. I envy those that have finished their cards, I am way behind and still have lots more to make.


Anonymous said...

Classic Sue Wilson card today. Gorgeous I LOVE it. Great video too.
VCCumbria xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, there is something about a black and white card, very classy.
Thank you for sharing.
Take care everyone, Jess. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

So elegant think this may be a favourite of the Christmas cards you have shown us.


Heather R Oxfordshire

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card , i love the flowers .

Trixie is acting up something stupid the letter L key needs hitting 2 or 3 times . Now time for her to go away to a shop im thinking .

Well i have finished all my cards they are all in neat piles waiting to post by hand and air mail and the rest waiting for stamps .
Will echo Pams comments .

Sending hugs to all and i hope to join you tomorrow .
Elaine H X

Crafty Cruiser said...

A really lovely card. My screen shows some pictures in cream and some in white - both look beautiful!
Doreen R

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. Very elegant and pretty with lots of intricate detail and beautiful poinsettias. Thanks for your video.

doreenj said...

An elegant and classy card for us today, Sue,
I'm off out in a minute, so will watch the video

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Such an elegant card.
Thank you for the demo.
Véronique L

Theresa said...

pretty elegant monochrome, right up my street, hugs xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely beautiful Christmas card so elegant and gorgeous.


Annx without an "e"

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

Margaret R said...

Lovely card Sue. Will have to get my skates on and make some more Christmas cards. A tutorial using the christmas R
Trees would be nice
Margaret x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card,I'm making Christmas cards at the moment & need inspiration so this is good timing,
Thank you,
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Hi Sue, love, love, love this!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, first of all sorry for not commenting yesterday. It was a beautiful card too. Too busy trying to finish off my special cards as some have to go abroad, so will need a postage loan from the bank!
Such lovely dies used for this card and black and white always looks so elegant. Will watch the video later. Hugs xx Pauline

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
You can't have too many Sue Wilson creations this especially could be adapted for other types of card.Thank you for your tip about embossing.
Elaine Elissa is singing carols at Bentley tomorrow with the rest of her class and they are giving lunch she is so looking forward to it mainly the lunch I think.

Jean said...


Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card, it has a lovely classic look. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a gorgeous card and fab video, too. I love the black and white colour combination, and of course, my poinsettias...
Think I'm in panic mode level 3!!! 28 cards done, 46 more to do........... wrong side round I think..............
Hugs, Rose

ursula said...

Sue your eye for using just bits of other dies amazes me, here you have done it again, so pretty, love your subtle border too that you made....a stunning card, thank you....luv Ursula xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your design today in black and milk card is very dramatic. Love the way you did the frames. Thanks for the tip about adding the extra card under the die when cutting the die out leaving an embossed piece that does not have to be run through the machine again with an embossing mat. Boy, was that a run-on sentence. Great tip. I appreciate the video.

Kate's Cards said...

How lovely! xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

I am going to watch the video directly after this posting. I do love this card and can see it made easily into other uses.
My stamp club Christmas party was last night so I just posted for yesterday....being in the US I am always "late" any how but I was tired last night and just took care of my dog and went to bed.I got several new dies at the party but no Sue dies....the food was great and we played games. We have a nice group of crafty ladies.
I have to kick up my energy if I am going to get all done for Christmas. I will have my daughter and SIL here for a week so need to plan meals, etc plus decorate and have a small family party one night. Less than three weeks....the count down is upon us and I have not come close to finishing shopping. Today I hope to complete that and find a tree before it rains.I used to have the steam for it all but now it seems exhausting. Fun later though.....
Hope everyone has a good Tuesday.
Stephanie K

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for the great video and the stunning card it's so elegant
Tracy thinking of you today as you see the oncologist, big hugs xx

Sending love and hugs to everyone

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautifully elegant - love it...

Nana on the Hill said...

Very elegant card Sue, gorgeous x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Such a stunning card today, and the beauty of it is that if you swap the poinsettias and holly for other flowers and leaves it would be perfect for any time of the year.


Janet in Menston said...

Beautiful monochrome card

Anonymous said...

A real Sue Wilson card, an elegant monochrome. Love the way you have hooked the trim together down the side. Not quite sure which die it was as it wasn't shown at the beginning & I didn't catch the name during the demo. Unfortunately still have about 30 cards to make, plus an Anniversary card & 2 birthday cards. Think I will have to work through the night!

Viki Banaszak said...

What a beautiful card! I love the creamy color.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautifulllllllll Sue
Gr Karin

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for another great idea for Christmas cards. Love this elegant card. Is it there any card, made by you, that I don't love? Of course not.
You always bring something new into your cards ... there are so many new things for a newbie like me.

Finally, I am done with all b-days cards for 2017! Big relieve. On the other hand, I didn't make any Christmas cards, so far ... hope to start making them on Thursday. I decided to make only for my close family back home, so a total of 4-5 cards will be enough.

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

karenlotty said...

Great card Sue I love the monochrome

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. Love black and white
Karen xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Very elegant and stunning card, love the black and white and have done some myself this year.
Di B.x

Tressa said...

Very pretty and elegant card.


Dawn Holben said...

Hopefully i am back to posting gain now.
Sue this is gorgeous and very elegant, love the color combo too.

barbara macaskill said...

Lovely card! Very elegant and timeless! TFS!

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Just A Very Short Comment As My Day Has Been So Extremely Busy................
I’ve Used A Version Of This Exceptional Card For A Selection Of My Christmas Cards
Although I Would Love To Receive In Black/White Or Black/Cream I Did Mine In
Milk/Gold Pearl Lustre Card Then A Couple In White/Red Using The Same Cutting Dies
It’s Such A Luxurious Card Thank You For Sharing The Superb Video Tutorial
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

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,
This is a real SW signature card. love it.
Big Hugs, Brenda xxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Well I think today’s card is gorgeous Sue there is nothing I would change love it
Pam I wish I could take things easy but like everyone else there are never enough hours in the day
And this time of year is so very hectic that said I might just make myself a hot toddy .
So I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the flowers.

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Good evening Sue, If you should find some comments similar to this, please delete them.
Don't know what happened, busy typing, then it disappeared.

This is a stunning card. I have not watched the video yet but plan to watch it tomorrow, me being a lady of leisure these days.

Crafty hugs to everyone

Love n hugs from Dorothy of sunny Baldock

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! This card is gorgeous !!! I love your fab video to !!! All the dies you have used are gorgeous too Sue. I particularly love the Noelle frame dies. I think this set is very Elegant. Such a beautiful design, and definitely one that can be used all year round. It's sister set is great to !!! ( sorry but I can't remember it's name.) I love the way you linked your embossed poinsettia borders together down both sides of your card. The milk on milk creates both a very pretty and very elegant effect. A fab sentiment, finished with your stunning Poinsettia's !!! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card and fab video today Sue. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Love this card, the die is just so beautiful and suitable for any occasion.
I am so jealous Nattyboots, have been so bad this year and still making madly but will have to send some off overseas this week.
Muriel x

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous black and white card. Love how you've hooked the foliage diecuts together down the sides. Have these dies so will try to replicate. Xx

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card today Sue. Love it. Haven't had time to watch the video yet but will do so tomorrow. Thank you for the card and video. Busy day today so no c cards made at all. Must try harder tomorrow. Echoing your comments today Pam. Hope you won't be without Trixie for long Elaine.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Eunice said...

Beautiful card Sue, it sure has some wonderful elements in it!!!!

Fikreta said...

gorgeous card!

Geordie Jan said...

This is gorgeous Sue, so elegant x

Marie from Longridge said...

Beautiful card Sue as always and I loved the video. I intended to spend the day crafting cards and it's now after 5 p.m. and I haven't done any at all. First my Daughter came to see if I wanted to got to the post office and of course I jumped at the opportunity. I only had about half of my cards for Canada ready but it's just as well because A there was a long line up at the P.O. and B it cost me £58 for stamps!!. I hadn't been home more than 10 minutes when 2 of my adult grandchildren came unexpectedly and I was so glad to see them. While they were still here their Mother called me on Skype so of course we all 3 took our turn in chatting to her.
I'm out of breath just thinking about it!! As soon as they left, which was after 3 p.m. I decided I must check my e-mails to see if there was anything urgent and lo and behold it was after 4 p.m. Here I am at 5.30 p.m. and not a card made
Until tomorrow I'll say BFN
Love to all.
Marie P..