Monday, 2 September 2019

Merry & Bright


Hello there my crafty friends!  If you haven't started making your Christmas cards, maybe this one will entice you to start!  I selected a coconut white background and used a gold paint pen to splatter the ink across it.  Next I made two of the Triple Layer Poinsettias using three shades of red (from my stash).  I assembled them then added a small gold centre piece.  I cut leaves out of Khaki card and seated the flowers in the lower corner of the background.  I tucked the leaves around them, then added in some Evergreen Branches and Twin Holly Sprays both cut in antique gold card.  I used the Merry & Bright sentiment cut in gold and added to a white shadow backing.  I added three small 5mm white pearls in the corner and completed the card with red, gold and white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x















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63 comments:

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Wow this is a beautiful card thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Such a beautiful card.Love the triple flowers in three colours of red it seems to give them depth.
Enjoy your day.
Jan x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue stunning card the detail is fab.Thanks Helen xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

Clai01 said...

Loving the poinsettias as always ! x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. What a stunning card to have on show over the festive season. Change the sentiment and you have a card for almost any occasion, gold or silver flowers and you have a card for a 25th or 50th wedding anniversary, that's the choice you allow us to make with your inspiration. Hope you have a nice day to start this cold and wet week xxx

Catherine Lyons said...

A stunning card Sue.
Catherine v94

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh my goodness I’m feeling very enticed!! Absolutely stunning x
Happy Monday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card has given me a prod in the right direction, the colours are so elegant and traditional. Love the paint splatters, gives a really different effect on the card. Have a good day everyone. Bx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, really love it! I have nearly finished making my Christmas cards, made about 70 so far and nearly all with your beautiful dies. Love Jean xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Classic Christmas card definitely would have pride of place in anyones home. Not sure I would be able to pull off the pen splatters though

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a really bright and merry card to enjoy over the festive season. Lovely design and colours xx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a fabulous card for the festive season, so classic.
Marion S x

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
What a great card to get the Christmas juices flowing.
Just a perfect stimulant.
Thank you Sue.

Suemac said...

A great Christmas card

Janice K said...

Hi Sue,
A stunning Christmas card that has made me wish I could retreat to my cabin and make similar ones. Alas, I have to return to work today so all crafting will now be restricted to evenings and weekends.

Chris Curry said...

Love this Christmas card Sue and have loved all the cards this week. Thank you, have a good week.xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

ahappycrafter50 said...

Very pretty floral /. foliage addition.
Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card this morning. Everything about it is beautiful, Brilliant card to inspire us to start making our Christmas cards.

Barbara V

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, love the triple layer poinsettia, and also the way you have just splattered gold onto the white background, the words are perfect xxx

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x the poinsettias are so pretty and the branches and holly sprays finish the look perfectly x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Love today’s card! The triple layered poinsettia die is gorgeous.
Hugs x
Heather T

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
I loved this card when I first of all saw it when you introduced your Christmas collection and just had to get the dies. However, I haven't used them yet but you have just inspired me to start.
Hugs Pauline xx

CraftyCoffey said...

Stunning card, love the splattered background.

Michele

Anne said...

Beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

dj from kettering said...




Love the background with the gold splatters, and the
flowers just add the Christmasy feeling,



Doreen x

Owlish said...

Good morning sue I'm back and ready to start enjoying ur cards and lovely there as well thinking this morning about flowers etc. On cards and there it is brilliant Xx

Netty The Runner said...

Stunning Sue, the poinsettias look amazing. Like the splattered background.
Annette x

Hunnymummy54 said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a pretty card today love the colours and the 3d poinsettia dies.

Sending Love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Love
Sharon MK
xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely elegant card.
Lydia
X

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning card this morning and I do love your Christmas cards with poinsettias . The triple layer gives such a amazing detail and I have to agree with Steph you could change the colour for all year round. The splash of gold really brings the design to give and works so well with the sentiment.
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful Christmas card, the poinsettias are lovely with their gold centres. I am about halfway through making my Christmas cards, need to get back to making the rest soon

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

A really Merry and Bright card today, lovely.

Heather R Oxfordshire

sued99 said...

A lovely Christmas card but could be adapted for other occasions. I have made 5 Christmas cards so far! X

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely card today. Love how the different layers of the dies allow you to easily add different shades of red to the poinsettias.

Lisbeth

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card & your layered flowers really show depth. Yvonne xx

ursula said...

A very pretty traditional Christmas card......luv Ursula xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
What a beautiful Xmas card. I have made a start on my Xmas cards but this poinsettia card has sent me into a totally different direction in design it’s a gorgeous design. I hope you are well Sue
Take care everyone hugs
Theresa G

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning Christmas card. I love it. Those dies are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this stunning card. I know I am a pushover for poinsettias but this one is gorgeous and I love the way you have used mixed cardstock for the foliage, something I will try, thank you.

Frances

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's another stunner, The colours are fabulous - red white and gold what's there not to like? I for my part love them. I will probably be adopt that design, too................ That's if I can remember there will be many more "OOHH'S AND AAAHH'S "shown on this page.
Have a nice week everyone
Hugs
Rose

Kate's Cards said...

So merry and bright!

Jackie Durrant said...

I haven't even thought about 'C' yet, far too early!! but I do like your card, very festive xx

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

This is stunning! Have to look through my stash
and see if I can try and replicate it!
Sharon in Toronto

America said...

Hi Sue. Such a pretty foliage arrangement under that triple layered poinsettia that’s burgeons in different reds. Love the gold splatter & color combo here. Beautifully done.

lindyloo12Somerset said...

A great card, like everything about it!

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Scottydog said...

A pretty card & one I will probably adapt using Dies I already have. Thank you for the inspiration Sue.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a very beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A lovely traditional card. Easy to use for inspiration.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card. love Jean Z xxxx

June Ballenger said...

Great card I love the triple Poinsettia die xx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

This is absolutely stunning. The poinsettia are lovely done in the Triple Layer style and the ferns are the only thing they need to show off their glory. The perfect Christmas card.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

Laura O said...

Stunning card sue. Laura O Springfield

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!!!!

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card,really good idea with the three shades of red.
Best wishes
Karen M

Betty McAlister said...

A fabulous Christmas card Sue. Very traditional xx

CCM said...

Lovely traditional Christmas card. Thank you,Sue,for the inspiration.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Oh, poinsettias and gold - perfect - this is a gorgeous card and inspiration for Christmas. Love the gold splatters, I have tried that but failed badly, have bought a new gold pen now so will try again - blame the tools !!!
Hugs
Muriel
xxx.

gwen70 said...

Absolutely stunning xx

Pawprintx4 said...

Gorgeous card. Why don’t I have Triple Layer Poinsettias? I really love all the Triple Layer dies.
Everyone, hope your week is going well. Hoping that the hurricane threatening our coast goes out to sea.
Stephanie K
SC/ USA

Karenladd said...

Wow, this is just spectacular. I must buy a poinsettia die set because it looks so fabulous against the white and fold!