Sunday, 5 August 2018

Silent Night

 Good Sunday morning all!  I thought I would start slipping in a few Christmas cards here and there now that we are over  half way through the year!
I started by cutting the Mosaic Frame three times out of white card.  I backed two of them with Antique Gold card and one with white card.  I cut the centres out of all of them, then cut off the two longer sides on each of them frames.  I added mounting foam to two of the gold ones and raised them and then alternated the white and gold ones flat in the centre.  I cut the 2018 Christmas Angel in black with a gold piece of card behind to create the outline, then glued the black out line on top of it and mounted her on the right side of the card with foam.  I cut two Swirled Silent nights in black and stacked them and glued it into place.  I cut two antique gold poinsettias and seated them on a white satin bow in the lower corner.  White, antique gold and black mats and layers completed the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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65 comments:

Jan.moogie said...

awesome card Sue and lovely angel. Thanks for sharing. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,do love this year's angel. The colours make the card so elegant.

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

Stunning card today, Love the angel die and the mosaic die works so well with the gorgeous angel die.

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a dramatic effect you have created with your card today. The angel in black and gold is stunning. It is amazing how changing the colors and the textures used on the angel give such a different feel to the card. The background created using the Mosaic Bauble Background is really unique.

Have a wonderful Sunday and try to stay cool.

Beverly

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,

Beautiful card, love the use of the mosaic bauble die for the background, so unusual.

Marion S x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
WOW what a stunning card this morning . The Mosaic background is stunning and the Christmas Angel works beautifully on the card. I love the colours you have used on this card as look amazing. I love having a peep at your Christmas cards.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Debra K. said...

Lovely Christmas card today! The colour combination works really well here. Debra x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
Sue your new news are so lovely too.
Take care and keep cool.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Vintage gold - my go to cardstock for festive and those celebration cards that needs more luxury than the every day occasion cards. I'm not an angel kind of person but I think she's my favourite design so far. An unusual festive design but still lovely all the same ☺ thanks again for a lovely start to the day and hope your Sunday is a lovely day too xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I love Christmas so seeing all these wonderful samples really inspires me and spurs me on to make my cards.

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

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous Christmas card!!

Chris Curry said...

Beautiful Christmas card Sue, thank you. Xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card with subtle gold highlights

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Well just over 20 weeks until Christmas so I think it's fine to start on some Christmas inspiration otherwise it will be too late for us to take advantage of it. I've already made half of mine for this year so am feeling little smug!😊

Today's card is beautiful. Your angel is stunning and the intricate background really works. Thanks for sharing.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and beautiful angel. Unusual use of the mosaic bauble frame.
B xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love how you have used the frame.. Love Jean xxx

Suemac said...

A beautiful sample

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Lovely.

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Sunday morning Sue and all the faithful Wilsonettes.
What a gorgeous card to start the day. Every element has it's own unique place to end up with nothing short of perfection.
Have a great day.
Love to all.
Marie P.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, Haven't started my Christmas cards yet just seems too early with the sun shining.
Lydia
X

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful Angel....Beautiful card.... Beautiful work....This card is stunning Sue love everything about it. And please can anyone tell me when is it ever too early to start our Christmas cards.....I started some of mine straight after Christmas so for the moment I am in front....but you can bet your bottom dollar I will be last push for what I call " My Special Ones. " Lol. Thankyou Sue for passing on all your inspiration...... I for one really do appreciate it. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a wonderful Christmas card and I love the mosaic background. I can't think of making Christmas cards yet unfortunately but love all the ideas you are giving me. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

June Horrocks said...

A real beauty sue she is so pretty a very special card I love it thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxx

CraftyCoffey said...

I appreciate all the work gone into this card but it’s nkt one for me.

Michele

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card Sue. The Angel looks very elegant. So pleased to see a Christmas card.
Annette x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This year's angel is so elegant, she makes a stunning focal point on this card and how nice to see those beautiful poinsettias again, one of my all-time favourite flowers...

Izzy

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card today with your Angel, I have all your Angel's & they are all beautiful in there own way. Yvonne xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I suppose I really ought to start thinking about making some Christmas cards now since, as you have pointed out, we are over half way through the year. Love this years' angel.

Lisbeth

carol edwards said...

Love this year's angel Sue, a beautiful card. Xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue wow beautiful Christmas card so very elegant I too made some of my Christmas cards in January I find it a good time to start when I still have Christmas designs in my head I still have my special cards to make so your inspiration is a necessity Sue!

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the angel

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a gorgeous Christmas card, I was so happy I was able to get the 2018 Angel die, and will use your card as inspiration. Have a good day everyone. Bx

dj from kettering said...


What an elegant card today, love this year's
angel too, and using gold for the poinsettias
is a good idea,



Doreen x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Really lovely card.
Doreen R

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love Jean Z xxxx

Kiraneries said...
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Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful Christmas card. Very elegant with the gold and I love your Christmas Angel.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful Christmas card,love this Angel,
Thank you for the inspiration
Best wishes
Karen M

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Christmas is coming and it will be here in no time
I bought the Christmas angel got all your angels they are so beautiful
When I first looked at your card I thought you had paper pieced the angel 😇 she looks amazing
I need to get on and make some Xmas cards or I will be playing catch up as per usual
Have a wonderful Sunday Sue
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Tressa said...

I like this angel die but feel it would be better shown off with a simpler background as it is beautiful in its own right.

Teresa

sued99 said...

That’s a very elegant card. X

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh my - absolutely beautiful x
This years Angel really is something else x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
🥇For Your Tremendous Blog/🥇For Your Stupendous Cutting Dies
Well Workmen Finished Yesterday For This Week They Are Back On Monday
Then They Will Return When We Come Home From Our Superb Holiday In October
It’s Been A Hectic Year.......................
I Dust Everyday But It Appears The Next Day Lol!!! Enough About Me,
Today’s Card Is Just Phenomenal/Magnificent/Luxurious Plus So Much More
I’m Thrilled To Say I Have The Spectacular Dies Used In Today’s Card You’ve Given Me Another
Idea 💡 For My Christmas Cards, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card Also For The Daily Inspiration
Which I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.....................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather Plus Sam & Family
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
It's never too early for your Christmas cards, love the mosaic frame and the colours you've used

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

karenlotty said...

A beautiful card This year’s angel is stunning

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and gorgeous card Sue

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you.

Sue MacFall said...

I love antique gold - it makes every card so elegant. Thank you Sue.

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue, elegant and beautiful card love the angel.

love Wendy x

Pawprintx4 said...

Lovely Christmas card which would look fabulous on anyone's mantel. I am "warming" up to the idea of making Christmas cards in the summer just to play with my new dies!
Thanks for inspiring,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I've just got home from work so late (once again posting), beautiful Christmas card, the Angel is gorgeous! This is the first year in a long time I've not started my Christmas cards!
Hugs x
Heather T

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, my apologies for being AWOL yesterday, as they say 'life got in the way'. I have just watched the video and was most interested to see the double masking making the background. Today's card is quite striking with the mosaic background (which I have not long received and am looking forward to playing with) and your beautiful angel and poinsettias in the antique gold card are lovely.

Frances

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is a little too fussy for me but I do love the colours.I always start my Christmas cards ear!y because I have so many family birthdays in the latter months of the year.So your examples are most helpful

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fabulous card Sue x Your angel is beautiful as they are every year x the mosaic frame is so versatile I love seeing all the different things you have been creating with this die x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Joan McKevitt said...

Sue, that really is the most beautiful angel...lovely card, too!! :) Jo xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Another gorgeous Angel, and a gorgeous card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
So, so gorgeous...
Hugs, Rose

ursula said...

Very very pretty indeed...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love thus angel she is so pretty beautiful card

Geordie Jan xx

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful Christmas card Sue xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love the mosaic background and yes this angel is the prettiest so far I think. The gold and white with a touch of black is so outstanding, just a lovely card.
Never too early for your Christmas cards Sue, I have been trying to make one special one per month all year for family and besties and almost keeping up lol !! I also make 5 per month for the small ones to post and give to trivia team members, friends and keeping up with that too, last year I had such a mad rush at the last moment, never again !
Hugs
Muriel x

BenteS said...

Lovely card!
Great colours, and the angel die is beautiful - just like the rest of your Christmas angels :))

Dawn Holben said...

Sue you ave designed another gorgeous angel and i love the card and the colour combo x