Sunday, 1 July 2018

Silent Night

Good Sunday morning all!  I have selected this card today because it is part of the One Day Special shows on Hochanda that I am continuing with today.   I do love the way this card turned out, it is just so bright and showy.  I started with the background which was made using Midnight Blue, Purple Violet and Aqua Lagoon Pixie Powders.  Once dry, I used the inner die from the Starburst die set to cut into the card and provide a lovely backdrop for the angel and sentiment.  Next I cut the 2018 Angel with a piece of black card on the top and a piece of white card underneath.  This allowed me to cut the angel completely in black and just the outline cut on the white piece underneath.  I used spray glue on the white solid outline and placed the black outline on top, then filled in the remainder with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz.  I mounted the angel with foam on the bottom left side of the card.  Next I cut two of the Silent Night sentiment, one in black and one in white.  I used the white as the shadow behind the black one and glued it in the upper corner.  white and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  My shows start this morning at 9am, then follow at 1pm and 5pm.  I do hope you will be able to tune in!

We also have winners for the Comment Game this week:

Nina Spear!!!
Laura O'Connor!!!
Marion Scott!!!

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

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, - you have really surpassed yourself with this years Angel Sue, and what a brilliant sample this is, love the effect of the pixie powders making such a vibrant backdrop, then the angel in black, white and then glitterblitz, yes got to be at the top of my list.

Will be catching up on the shows again today.

Congratulations to the comment winners x

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

Jan.moogie said...

Awesome card Sue and will be able to make it now as have bought the one day wonder, it had just about all of my favourites from your latest release so am delighted. have set tv thingy to record all your shows so have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love background. Fab angel.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
beautiful card today, the pixie powder background looks so good with the starburst(which I had to have lol) and of course your angel is gorgeous.
I will watch your shows on replay, just loved this release
Muriel x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue. congrats to winners x xhazel

Dorothy Cattanach said...

Happy 1st of July sue and everyone.
A tru;y lovely card Sue. I like the colours too.
Recently I have been experimenting with Pixie powders and love the various effects.
Sue, hoping to catch your shows today, as I had a visitor yesterday and missed it.
Well done to the comment winners, enjoy your gift.
Have a good day to all
Take care Sue

Dorothy. xxx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the dies used and of course the pixie powders my favourites, loving the shows and looking forward to today's ones.

Congratulations to comments winners.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Unknown said...

Really striking card! Love the pixie powder colours in the background.
Congratulations to the winners. Debra x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card today. Love the angel and the background is gorgeous.

Barbara V said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
Great shows last night too.
Congratulations to all the comment winner,and the die draw winners.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue, how lovely to see you working with your new festive collection. You sure are starting to change my mind as to whether I need more festive dies lol I knew that would happen once I saw more samples it always does. Not only do I have yesterday's shows recorded whilst watching, because it's far too hot to work and clouds of smoke from the local fire at Winter Hill are wafting over near by, the best way to spend my day is going over your demo's from yesterday, and watch and record today's shows so I'm sorted ☺ Today's sample is lush and looking forward to seeing you put it together later today.
Many congratulations to our comment winners enjoy your gift ladies, shame those launch numbers have dropped as predicted, as always, such a shame and so unfair. Have another lovely day at the studio Sue and thank you for sharing your expertise and lovely inspiration with us xxx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

This year's Christmas angel is beautiful. For some reason I think she has an Elizabethan or Medieval feel.No matter which she is glorious done in the sparkly Glittrbitz. The amazing pixie powdered background really shows her off well. Really enjoyed your shows on Saturday and will be watching again today.

Have a wonderful day.


Unknown said...

Good Sunday Morning Sue

The card today is gorgeous and the pixie powders make such a lovely background. Congratulations to the comment game winners.

Have a lovely day with your shows. I have decided to buy two of some of the items in the shows to start a die collection for my granddaughter and where best to start that collection LOL!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Chris Curry said...

A beautiful card Sue. I love the glitter and of course the pixie powders. Really enjoying your show and looking forward to what you promised for today. Thank you, hope you enjoy the day. Xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
I’ll have to catch up with your shows, it was my mum’s 90th birthday yesterday so we were busy celebrating!
Congrats to the winners of the comment game.
B xx

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,saw it on the show yesterday.

Karen Drew said...

Love the background. Stunning card
Karen xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing background and sparkling angel!!

dj from kettering said...

Oh what a lovely card, the colours are stunning
too! I can see her with her wings and trumpet
snipped off as a Prom/Wedding card too.

Congrats to the winners,

Doreen x

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely pixie powder background and brilliant card. Congratulations to all the lucky winners x

Clai01 said...

Any sort of card with use of pixie powders and i'm always fond of it, love the idea of the angel as a bride also. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is just one of the best and the pixie powder colours are a perfect background for this stunning Angel. Congratulations to the three lucky ladies today. With best wishes

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue.
It was lovely to see you on our screens last night!
Beautiful card today, just love that Pixie Powdered background!
However, I can't get my head round Christmas Cards in June!!!
Lesley S x

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Exquisite card today with your beautiful Angel which is a must have. I have all your previous ones & love each & every one. It's great to see you at work creating beautiful cards & I will be watching your shows today . Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners.Yvonne xx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Ohhh I love this card Sue and I really love your New Angel she is lovely...... but.... for me to be really honest..... I am still in love with last year's Angel. So please forgive me Sue. Your sample is beautiful too. And I think by looking at it I am sure I can use the same technique on my own lovely lady. Sue please excuse me if I miss out some comments during the next 10 days. We will be in Portugal and the hotels WiFi is not very good. But I will do my best to make the comments and try to keep the numbers up. Sending best wishes to everyone this lovely morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue loved the show yesterday, looking forward to today's! Beautiful card, love the background. Love Jean xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, love the background.

Congrats to the winners.


stitchingranny said...

Lovely card Sue, but its so sunny out side it seems funny making Christmas cards and looking at them (though I do most days lol). Off to watch your shows which I recorded last night.
Hugs Helen xx

Jacqui O A said...

Great card, congratulations to the winners.

Netty The Runner said...

Stunning card Sue. Really enjoyed your shows last night, be tuning in again today.
Annette x

Suemac said...

Love the sample, and enjoyed yesterday’s show.

Unknown said...

Hi sue,
Just such a beautiful card and die! I've already purchased the ODS So really looking forward to receiving them, as somebody as already said I'm so happy with the selection you have bought on tv, looking forward to seeing you on gr8 shows today!

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I agree, this card certainly has the wow factor. Love this year's angel. Limited funds mean I can only choose a few of your new dies, but which ones? Love them all.


Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
I was actually able to watch you on my PC last evening and so loved it. Your Christmas angel is lovely and the whole show was fantastic. I even loved the little hiccups as you covered them like a magician.
I have never purchased on Hochanda and got up early to make sure I can do it as There are a couple of the dies that I MUST HAVE. Your Pixie Powders are superb.
Congratulations to the comment winners. Hope you enjoy your gifts.
All for now.
Marie P.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Your latest Angel looks fabulous against that PP background and I did wonder when I first saw the Starburst die whether it could be used as an inset cut and you've just answered my question!...thank you

Congratulations to the Comment Game winners...


carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, what a stunning angel she is this year. I watched your show making this card and really enjoyed it. No wonder your really pleased with this beautiful angel and you certainly have to be so very proud of producing such a wonderful design. Thank you for your inspiration.
Congratulations to the comments winners. Xx

karenlotty said...

Gorgeous I managed to watch th 8pm show last night and loved it I will watch the 6pm one on Rewind as ai want to see again how you created the background for the Angel
Cuppa ready OH is out in the garden so I’ll be able to sit down and relax at 9 o’clock

Anne said...

Pixie powder backgrounds never fail. Lovely card and some fabulous samples on the show last night, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

June Horrocks said...

The angel is stunning and the pixi powders are so vibrant enjoyed your show last night seeing you doing what you do best thank you
Love always xxxxxxjune Horrocks

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this angel is beautiful, and pixie powders as background - what can I say!

The show was full of wonderful stuff and I can't wait what on offer today.

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, love the shows last night and will be watching again today xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue
WOW card this morning . I love the Pixie powder background and how it pops.The New angle looks magical with background. Loving your shows on Honchanda.
Congratulations to the winners.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

ahappycrafter50 said...

Lovely background Sue. Just watching your show - what a lovely technique on the card you demoed.

Jean Z said...

Hi Se, So beautiful and a lovely die. love Jean Z xxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. A lovely background to your beautiful Angel. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a beautiful card, and the background is the perfect foil for the Angel. Well done to the comment game winners. Have a good Sunday and enjoy the shows, thanks for all the inspiration Sue. Bx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue A beautiful card the angel looks lovely with the gorgeous background I watched your 9 am Hochanda show your demos were brilliant & wow what a fabulous selection of cards to inspire us thankyou Sue!
Congratulations to the three winners enjoy your prizes

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I managed to watch one of your shows last night brilliant I have the rest on record and will watch later.
Heather like you I am building up a Sue Wilson die collection for my granddaughter the snowman is a must what 7 year old wouldn't have fun dressing up the snowman ⛄.
Congratulations to all the comment winners. Barbara enjoy your celebration

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, the second card you demoed this morning is gorgeous loved the way you changed the die cut about, must think out of the box more myself.
Well done to the winners.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

lovely post - enjoying all your shows and the demos - you are making it so difficult for me to choose the must have dies when I want them all from the launch....

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and it showed up on the TV really well. I have really enjoyed your shows so far and am looking forward to the next one.

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners Nina Spear, Laura O'Connor and Marion Scott. Enjoy your prizes.


Di said...

Hi Sue,TRs. Fantastic die. Sorry I won't be able to comment for a week or so as I will be in hospital, I am having total hip replacement. That will keep me out of mischief for a little while.
Di B.x

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning Christmas card that angel is just gorgeous. Enjoy your day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love your 2018 Christmas Angel.
I am really enjoying your shows on Hochanda. It is great to see your brand new collection in action. Your samples are amazing!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Kate's Cards said...

What a lovely dynamic card! Xxx

Scottydog said...

Love all your cards with pixie backgrounds, especially these colours. Looks as if you will be sold out again Sue with your one day special. Congratulations!
Might not be able to comment the next two weeks as off on holiday tomorrow. But will be back!
Congratulations to the comment game winners!

Suzzette Yandle said...

A lovely celestrial design featuring your dies. The pixie powder background is perfect for this card. I enjoyed watching you on Hochanda yesterday and look forward to watching your shows today.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A really beautiful card, love this years angel and she is already in my collection. All the best for the rest of the shows and thanks for all the wonderful inspiration.

ursula said...

Gotta have the 2018 angel to go with my set, love how you have used her on this card, beautiful all round....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

CraftyJo said...


Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue
🥇For 2016 Best Blog/🥇For 2017 Best Cutting Dies
First Thank You For The Phenomenal Television Shows On Hochanda
Also For The Magnificent Demonstrations I’m Thrilled You’ve Started With “THE ANGEL DIE”
I’ve Got All The Angels So As Soon As I Saw This Beautiful Lady I Just Had To Purchase Her I Loved
The Tips/Techniques You Shared With Us Especially Where You Showed Us How This Exceptional Die Can Be
Used All Year Round............
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card:-
“Creative Expression Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Black Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders Midnight Blue/Purple Violet/Aqua Lagoon”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Starburst Die Set” (From The 2018 Festive Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Angel Die Set” ( From The 2018 Festive Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Silent Night Die Set” (From The 2018 Festive Collection 1 Cutting Die)
You Began Today’s Card With A Card That You Shared With Us As Part Of The One Day Special
You Created A Unique Background by Using The Magical Pixie Powders Once These Are Dry You Used
The Inner Die From “THE STARBURSTDIE SET” To Cut Into The Card (This Looks Fantastic)
To Provide An Exceptional Backdrop For “THE ANGEL” Plus The Beautiful Sentiment...............
Sue, Next You Cut “THE 2018 ANGEL” With A Piece Of Black Card On Top Of White Card Underneath
This Allowed You To Cut “THE ANGEL” Completely In The Black Then Just The Outline Of The White
Piece Of Card Underneath...................
Sue, You Used Spray Glue On The White Angel Outline Placing Then You Filled The Remainder Of
“THE ANGEL” With Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz, You Mounted Your “ANGEL” With Mounting Foam Then You
Placed Her On The Left Hand side Of Your Phenomenal Card ...............
Sue, Then You Cut Out “THE SILENT NIGHT SENTIMENT DIE SET” One In Black One In White You Used The
White One As A Shadow,You Added Glue To This then Placed It To The Corner Then You Added This To
Your Base Card With Mounting Foam With A White/Black Mat/Layer Which Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Magnificent Card Sue Tremendous Products
Thank You For The Inspiration
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather (While your Home Please Say Hello To Sam)
Sue Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
Congratulations To This Weeks Daily Comment Winners

Nana on the Hill said...

Love this card, the background really sets of the Angel to perfection x

Arlyn(O) said...

Afternoon Sue, Beautiful card and cant wait to get started at making it when my beautiful prize arrives. I love the colours and watched as you did it on your shows this weekend. Recorded each one, don't know what your going to do for the last hour. Congratulation again on a great Christmas die set. A

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Your angel is beautiful Sue x fantastic background too x I tried sitting on my hands but couldn't resist the ODS they are all so lovely x thankyou Sue x
Congratulations to the winners x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Sandy G said...

Lovely card Sue. Happy July! Congratulations to the winners.

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card Sue and the background is lovely to the beautiful
2018 Angel, I love her and I can see being useful for other cards
than just for x-mas.
Congrats to all the winners once again and to today's comment winners.

Crewtrish- thinking of you all.hugs
Tina- well done, an amazing achievement.

Will have to record you tonight Sue, football still on here
Hugs to all,Maria x

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue and like all the Christmas dies. Congrats on the sell out. Managed to watch the shows today.

sued99 said...

Managed to catch one show yesterday and all others are on record for me to enjoy when I get back. Love the colour and design of this card. X

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue and congrats to the winners
Gr Karin

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely fabulous card x
Watched all your shows and you were brilliant. As always picked up so many brilliant tips and tricks. Especially loved the Crystal tints x
You need a rest now before you are back on Hochanda again x
Congratulations to the winners x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
You have used my favourite die & the finished card is beautiful
Congratulations to all the winners,
We have been away so only just seen the list,well done everyone.
Best wishes
Karen M

Laura O said...

Fantastic card sue love the background it's fabulous.Laura O Springfield

Pauline Austen said...

Great Hochanda shows Sue. I managed to watch them all apart from the 8.oops one last night.
Loved your sample cards and thank you for showing this year's Angel off as it's one that I have already to add to my collection.
Really impressed with today's card. Fabulous. Hugs xx Pauline

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A gorgeous card !! This year's angel is gorgeous !! I so enjoyed watching you create your last card on Hochanda, turning the angel back to front, it was beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card with the pixie powder background and the starburst Die which featured in lots of your samples on the shows

Congratulations to the three lucky ladies, enjoy your prizes

Love and hugs to everyone

Crafty Cruiser said...

Doreen R

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card, I have loved your shows on Hochanda. Just the late one from yesterday I need to watch on replay. Thank you for so many hints and tips. You really are an inspiring lady. Thank you, Big Hugs,Love Brenda xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. A beautiful card and background. Didn't manage to watch all your shows but have recorded them All so can catch up tomorrow. So many gorgeous examples to inspire us too. Thank you
Congratulations to your three winners xx

Latenight SandyH said...

Beautiful card. Love the pixie powder background.
Congratulations to the comment game winners.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
In my opinion this is the best Angel so far in your collection she is so versaltie and very pretty! The background die and colours are beautiful.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

Craftychris said...

Love this when I saw it on the telly and love it today too! Congratulations to the winners. xxx

Owlish said...

This is a great card l think the starburst die makes this card


Dawn Holben said...

Sue your christmas angel looks fabulous especially with the wonderful background x

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous background, love Christmas Angel. Love it!

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

TerriLynn said...

The card that sold me on the Hochada Sue Wilson One day special. Bought the die set & all the little bells & whistles to make all those gorgeous cards you demoed. Seriously in love with all your dies. That Angel - Wow!!