Friday, 16 August 2019

Merry & Bright

Hello crafters!  It is a clean and simple Christmas card for today's offering!  I started with a piece of coconut white card as my base.  I used the Holly and Berry Border and cut it in white twice.  I glued them together to get a longer border and have three full leaves on each section.  I nipped away the outer partial holly sections.  Next I added the leaves in green to each of the three sections by gluing them behind the hollies.  I added red berries to each of the sections on top.  I glued the lengthened border diagonally across the card, allowing the holly areas to turn up slightly.  I cut the Merry & Bright out of Ruby red card and attached them to the shadow pieces which I cut in white.  I glued them to the top and bottom areas of the holly for a bold sentiment statement.  White on white mats and layers were used to complete the clean and simple card.  The finished dimensions are 6" x  7" in size.  All for now. Sue x












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62 comments:

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. You've already said what I thought when today's post loaded. Clean and simple with no embossed background just the colour of the Holly and Berry Border which I really must add to my festive die box. Whatever your plans for today hope it's a nice one xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Willsonettes, now this is my kind of card, it really is gorgeous, not too buy, so very pretty, it shows off the beautiful holly and berry die and the words, love it.

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

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a really gorgeous card, love the clean and simple look. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Clai01 said...

The dies look super together and very festive. x

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely clean bright card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely traditional Christmas colours and so neat and crisp looking. Would be good for multi makes too. Thank you Sue for Christmas inspiration which is needed at the moment.
Hugs
Muriel x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, definitely merry and bright, cheerful too. Beautiful card. Xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Lovely bright clean looking card Sue shows the dies off beautifully.
Jan x

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful clean and simple card. Love it.
Marion S x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love love love it xx Hazel

Catherine Lyons said...

Gorgeous card clean and simple love it.
catherine v94

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is a standout creation,I love the simplicity of it.

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
It's all been said, this is a lovely clean and crisp card! Anyone would love to receive such a pretty card. Hugs as Pauline

ahappycrafter50 said...

Just beautiful.
Jan
Northampton

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A great card.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas Card. Very clean and simple. The traditional colours are so pretty and the dies are shown off to perfection.

Barbara V

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
...a gorgeous card today.
Rolf xxx

Liz said...

Wonderful card, I love the design. xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all,
a very different card today and sort of reminds me of the saying that "Less is more" It certainly stands alone and is compelling by it's apparent simplicity.
Thank you Sue .
Hugs.
Marie P.

dj from kettering said...



Oh yes, a really lovely card today,




Doreen x

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Don't know how I made the anonymous mistake. Sorry

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today lovely clean and simple but gorgeous

Sending Love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Love Sharon MK
xxx

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue lovely card love this border die,I need it! Thanks Helen xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful clean and simple card! Love it! Love Jean xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today.

Michele

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Wow what a lovely Christmas card the holly border is beautiful it's one I need to get

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card and is right up my street - clean and simple Looks ideal for posting too

Suemac said...

Merry and Bright, on this very wet morning in NI

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. I love the design and those dies are gorgeous. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Netty The Runner said...

Stunning Sue. White on white or mainly white is my favourite combination.
Annette x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A very clean & crisp card today with your holly border. Yvonne xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely CAS card.
Lydia
X

Lesley Lawton said...

A stunning card the red against the white is classic and so elegant xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Yes, Sue, these are my christmas colours. A CAS card and so elegant. Beautiful.
Hugs
Rose

Crafty Cruiser said...

Gosh, is it Friday already?! This card may be plain and simple but it is also bright and beautiful!
Doreen R

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous clean and simple card, love the border die. I was watching one of your YouTube videos last night and you used this Die with milk and old rose card and it was gorgeous too

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely CAS card and one that would be good for batch making. The holly border is lovely and sometimes I think the sentiment should make a statement as on here rather than just being something we add on.

Frances

CraftyJo said...

I like Clean & Simple :) This is lovely.

lindyloo12 Somerset said...

What a lovely card, the simplicity of the design makes it really stand out!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your title of this design is right on "Merry and Bright". Classic Christmas colors and lovely. Your piecing looks fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. As you said "Clean and Simple" and this is a really lovely card that should be easy to recreate. I am sure that there are plenty of people out there who would prefer to receive a card like this rather than one with all the bells and whistles like the ones I usually send.

Lisbeth

ursula said...

A lovely simple card, the kind you make loads of for many friends around....thank you Sue for the great idea....luv Ursula xx

Eunice Astle said...

A very simple yet eye catching card. One that you could make many of at one time.

CCM said...

Love it! Love the simplicity of this lovely card and the Christmas colors that most of the people that I know expect to see on X-mas cards.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

It may be clean and simple but there is no doubt about it, it is "Merry and Bright" and just delightful.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Beverly

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card Sue x love the sentiment and the holly border is fabulous x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Such a very pretty card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card as they say
Les is more
Love Lynda xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this post - its right up my street. Quite simple but very effective.

Jackie Meechan said...

Love the simplicity of this card, gorgeous
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

sued99 said...

Fabulous!!! X

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful clean crisp card,love it.
Best wishes
Karen M

Judy Hollers said...

HI Sue, as you know I have this die set! Love it, and love this card design. Red, green and white colors really do say "Christmas"! Thank you for sharing this design. Hugs, Judy Hollers from North Carolina

BenteS said...

Love this Christmas card :))

stitchingranny said...

Wow wow wow! An absolutely stunning card Sue xxx

Hugs Helen xxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What clean elegant card! I love the simplicity.
Hugs x
Heather T

Craftydesigner said...

Lovely, lovely card. Clean, crisp and effective.

Tressa said...

Can only echo what Crafty Designer said in the comment above mine. This is the ideal design for batch making.

Teresa

Linda said...

Well the greeting describes the card, lovely, thank you Sue.

June Ballenger said...

Thats a beautiful card and the sentiments stand out so well x