Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Merry & Bright


Hi crafters!  This one is a personal favourite of mine, I just love the sparkle from the Iced Flake!  I started by cutting the Pretty Poinsettia frame in black and gluing it to a piece of acetate.  I used the Rose Quartz Crystal Tint to fill in the poinsettias and a dot of the yellow citrine tint for the centres.  After it dried, I added another die cut of the frame in white and slightly offset it to use the black one as a shadow.  I cut the Ruffled Edge Frame die in white as a background for it, then cut thee centre rectangle from the set in white and added a red backing to it.  I layered it up and then went back to the Pretty Poinsettia frame to add a backing to it.  I cut the outer shape out of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet attached to it.  I applied the Iced Flake to the exposed adhesive, then glued the poinsettia frame over the top of it so it showed through the acetate.  I added everything to a larger piece of white card and used the Merry & Bright sentiment on the bottom of it.  I cut it in red and black and offset it, then added it to the white shadow die from the set.  The card was completed with white, red and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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61 comments:

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
A favourite of mine too. Love the clean fresh Christmas look.
Jan x

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx Hazel

Steph Cotterill said...

Hiya Sue. Merry, bright, and luscious. I do love the ruffle edge, and the frame and the pop of colour, it's made me smile at 06.07am a beautiful start to my day. Hope your day is equally as beautiful xxx

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
This is a very pretty card Sue, thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, absolutely stunning card, love the poinsettia frame, and the little pop of colour is so effective. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
One of my favourites to, it just shouts Christmas

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a very pretty card, a favourite of mine too.
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card this morning. I love absolutely everything about it.

Barbara V

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I can see why this is one of your personal favourites, it is stunning, I would love to have a go at this one, I have the dies but got to find the time at the moment. Yes so beautiful xx

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

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely beautiful so I can see why it is one of your favourites x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Clai01 said...

Gorgeous card and very festive x

Marie P. from Longridge. said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
A fabulous card indeed, but despite the fact that my craft room is full of 'stuff' I don't have any of the dies so I will have to start a list for next year.
I think this card will be very near the top of said list.
Hugs.
Marie P.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue stunning card , Love the crisp red and white. Thanks Helen Terry xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, I love the bokeh effect in the centre.
B xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, one of my favourite cards too, simply stunning! Love Jean xxx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
that´s a beautiful card… so well designed.
Rolf xxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, so beautiful, so special. I love the design and colours.xx

Suemac said...

A lovely card.

Catherine Lyons said...

A fabulous card Sue .
Catherine v94

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Gorgeous card I can see why it's a favourite of yours the ruffled edge die and poinsettia frame are lovely

Crafty Cruiser said...

Beautiful card - really merry and bright but clean looking too!
Doreen R

Anne said...

Lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card.
Lydia
X

karenlotty said...

Gorgeous Simply gorgeous Sue
Now this is a video tutorial I would love to see!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful - crisp and clean yet stunning...Love it.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
WOW card this morning , its so stunning and I can see why its one of your favourite cards . I do love seeing your cards with poinsettias on and the frame is beautiful . The hint of red and added sparkle works beautifully .
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A favourite for me too, I love Poinsettias & I make many cards with yours on them. Yvonne xx

Liz said...

Beautiful card. xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love everything about this card especially the poinsettia frame, I can see why it’s a favourite of yours

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the simplicity of it. Great
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Hunnymummy54 said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a Gorgeous card today definately my type of card Stunning, love it.

Sending Love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Love
Sharon MK
xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love Jean Z xxxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning Christmas card. It is just so pretty and I love those dies. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

sued99 said...

A gorgeous card. Just the right amount of sparkle and colour. X

ursula said...

Wow, quite some work in this card, but it is very pretty.....luv Ursula xx

stitchingranny said...

This is really beautiful and would take pride of place on anyone's mantlepiece.

Hugs Helen xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! Such a beautiful card, every die is a must have, I just love the red and white colour scheme.
Hugs x
Heather T

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! Such a beautiful card, every die is a must have, I just love the red and white colour scheme.
Hugs x
Heather T

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Love this card, definitely can see why it is one of your favourites, seems like a few of us too ! I have the poinsettia frame and really must do something more with it when I get home from holidays. I am getting withdrawals from my “craft corner” and really need to get into Christmas cards, here is a beautiful start
Hugs
Muriel x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I am not surprised that this is one of your favourites as I think it is gorgeous. Red and White is Merry and Bright and I love it.

Frances

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful! I won that frame in your Christmas blog draw so will be able to use it with this card in mind. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning Christmas card! I love the red and white colour scheme.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

BenteS said...

Gorgeous card- love that Poinsettia frame :))

Pauline Austen said...

Hello Sue,
Absolutely stunning.
I do like 'alternative Christmas colours' and have used pinks and blues for a couple of mine.. However, when you show red poinsettias alongside that gorgeous ruffled frame; I am in love.lol Hugs xx Pauline

Lisbeth said...

Hello Sue. I can see why you like this one so much and I do too. Just the right balance of red and white and just the right amount of sparkle. The poinsettia frame die is one of my favourites too.

Lisbeth

Scottydog said...

Well I can quite understand why this is one of your favourites. Love white cards with a pop of red to draw the eye & this is a beautiful sample. Thank you Sue.

Nana on the Hill said...

This is lovely! I can see why you like it so much x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. This is beautiful and i am sure other copies with a little twirk here and there will be popping up all over the place in the not too distant future. I fir one will do something like it. Thankyou sue. Its gorgeous. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Unknown said...

The dies are beautiful the card is stunning what a gift for Christmas beautiful !!!!!!! Thank you sue
Love June. Horrocks xxxxxxxx

Eunice Astle said...

Stunning card Sue, love it when you use acetate as part of the focal image!!

CraftyJo said...

Love this!

Suzzette Yandle said...

This design is bright and cheerful like you are. I like how the Iced Flakes look through the acetate. This feature looks so ethereal to me - sort of mystic, too. Well done.

CCM said...

Merry & Bright card for today! A very beautiful traditional Christmas card with just the right amount of sparkle and colour (including black). Love it.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love it

Pawprintx4 said...

Very pretty. Red and white are always a win.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, such fabulous card! Love all the different elements you put together and the colours combo!!! The Ruffle frame is another must have in my wishlist and LOVE how you used it to frame the poinsettias frame!!

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Now this card is right up my street it’s gorgeous Sue l love 💕 everything about it
Still inspiring me my friend
Take care folks
Theresa G

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this is one of my favourites - white with a splash of red poinsettias. Gorgeous.
Hugs
Rose

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is another gorgeous Christmas card x

June Ballenger said...

Gorgeous card ( I really must stop using that word) sorry but it is. The ruffle die is great die xx

June Ballenger said...

Gorgeous card ( I really must stop using that word) sorry but it is. The ruffle die is great die xx