Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Good morning all!  I thought this card might make a nice one for the Wednesday card giveaway.  I hope you think so too.  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card using the Snowflake Lattice embossing folder for some background texture.  I cut several of the Classic Poinsettia in red card.  I matched the sizes of the dies with the same ones in the Filigree Poinsettia set and cut them in white, overlaid them and glued them together, then offset them to make two flowers.  I glued them in the corner of the card, then added several Holly Spray sections around them.  I added small 3mm white pearls to the spray as accents.  I stamped my sentiment from the Joy To The World stamp set by Creative Expressions and then cut it out with the Salzburg die.  I ran a bead of dries clear glue around the edge and dusted it with Iced Snow.  Once dry, I added it to the upper corner of the card.  I matted my card with a white mat, a thin red mat and a final white mat.  On the inside white mat, I added white Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue dots all the way around the edge to frame it.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size.  If you would like to be entered in the drawing for this card, just leave a comment on today's post.  The winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday's post.  All for now, Sue x


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Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning sue and all the crafty crew!!
Wow a very pretty card today I love the snowflake lattice folder and the holly spray is just a perfect match. would love to have this dropped off by our lovely postman....

Hope everyone finds some joy in the day.
Cameeli xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, oh I love todays card it is so gorgeous and especially the Saltzburg die gorgeous.

Congratulations to the person who wins this, you are in for a real treat.

Have a great Wednesday everyone what ever you are doing, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Unknown said...

Morning everyone, I really like this Christmas card it's very delicate and pretty. John did a really good job on create and craft yesterday, he was full of very useful information and his demonstrations were really good.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love the embossing folder and the poinsettia flowers congratulations to the winner I would love to win this I would treasure it THANKYOU tracyw xx

Breezes said...

What a stunning card - this one really has the wow factor ! So crisp and clean it's an absolute delight ! Gorgeous !


Anonymous said...

My type of card Sue. Lovely. JJ x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card, love the poinsettia and holly in particular. Your red/white Christmas cards are some of my favourites this year : )
Pam-You are missed. I hope you're ok.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
This is the third time of trying to leave a message. The card is beautiful, good luck to the winner Take care all.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. A truly classy card that anyone would be over the moon to received. SueL x

Pat said...

Morning Sue
This is a beautiful card I do like red and white together and your dies are exquisite
Pat x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the colours xx hazel

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. A truly stunning card and I would be so delighted to own a Sue Wilson original. This card shows the quality of the EF and poinsettia dies.
Half way through the week (almost), 2 more days after today and then a week off when hopefully I will have some crafty time. Sue xxx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue
WOW! This is a stunning card - so simple but very effective!!
Love the embossing folder - not seen that one before.
Good luck for the Wednesday Giveaway!
Take care out there - it's a windy one.
Sheila x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue,
As Always Thank You For Your Kindness Who Wouldn't Love To Have This Gift Its Truly Stunning.
When I Opened Your Blog This Morning And Saw This Tremendous, Awesome, Card Its So Clean, Rich And Very Classy. I Just Love Your Beautiful Embossing Folders As They Have Such Depth In There Detail When Embossed, Becoming Very Tactile To Touch Which I Love On A Card And Your Fabulous Snowflake Embossing Folder Is No Exception Its Clean Yet Every Snowflake Stands Out! I Just Love Using Them, Even More Now We Have The A4 Size Which Makes It So Much More Easier.
Sue I Love Your Poinsettas They Looks So Opulent Cut In The Red And White, I Love The Holly Spray And How You've Added Small a Pearls To Accent.
I Love Your Sentiment And I Must Say How Much I Love Salzburg Die Its Such A Detailed Little Die.
This Card Is Just Tremendous I Love It As I'm Sure Everyone Else Will.
Sue Thanks For Sharing, Thank You For the Stunning Photography Shots They Show Your Card In Such Detail. I Really Appreciate All That You Do.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All

Unknown said...

What a beautiful Christmas card. Your Christmas dies are truly amazing!

Unknown said...

What a pretty card this morning, so delicate and deceptively simple! Love it!
Marion B xx

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

A fantastic card love the hint of red xxx

Anonymous said...

What an elegant card using a favourite embossing folder. Thanks Sue.

Helen Jones said...

Hi a lovely card again so clean lines

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
I love this card so much, it's beautiful and I think the embossing folder is my all time favourite! x
so are the dies!

Linda Graham said...

Stunning card Sue,love it, Linda x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a gorgeous card. I love the embossed background. The poinsettia is so Lacey looking and the Holly die cuts finish it off beautifully. Thanks for sharing.
Hope Pam is ok. Not seen any comments lately.
Hugs to all.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
How pretty, even if it does look like you used a whole packet of flat back pearls on it - they look fabulous .
Beverley W

auscrafts said...

love the embossing folder,a beautiful card

Unknown said...

so delicate and beautiful

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for 'a truly Wondrous' gift today. If it's not too forward of me to say that I've a lovely space all cleared and ready for just such a gift here in Burgundy.
So classic for the season in every possible way. I did not buy the holly dies but they are definitely on my list ready for next year.

Pam - Where are you? Hope you are OK.
Sandra - I missed you yesterday. Hope all is OK.

It's just getting light here so I cannot really say how the weather is. At least the wind and rain from last night seems to have passed over. Will have to have a trip round the garden to see if there's any damage.
We had a visit from our local young builder yesterday to explain to us just where he will be digging to put in new domestic waste filters and inspection points. There will be huge damage done to our bank account for that. We are not on mains drainage so we have a septic tank and filters. The European whatever has declared that everyone has to have a system which will pass all their requirements by 2016. We were inspected last year (and had to pay 47E) for the pleasure of a little man telling us that the septic tank was OK but we did not have any up todate filters etc. They will return in 2016 to inspect again and make sure that the work has been done. Hence our lovely builder. So part of our garden and front drive will be dug up next March. We don't have mains gas either and so we use bottled - so fingers crossed that they will leave that utility alone. Ah well that's the end of today's rant.

To all who are under the weather hope you feel better soon and to all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Very elegant festive card. The embossing is lovely.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Joan D said...

Fabulous card yet again. This would look stunning if framed and on my wall. We all have the same chance,so fingers crossed. Xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is exquisite I love the snowflake embossing folder another 'must have' for me, (but I better check that I don't already have it because I have two of the heart lattice and didn't realise oops! Lol). I know I've said it before but your poinsettia dies are the best ever and the holly sprays are fantastic.
Hugs x
Heather T

Joan D said...

Fabulous card again. It would look lovely framed and on my craft room wall! All have the same chance, so fingers crossed. Take care ,whatever you're doing today x x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card has a beautiful frosty look to it, gorgeous, and the Winner will be very lucky.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Margaret said...

This is the most gorgeous card, every element is just perfect but tell me how do you get the dots around the edge so uniform in size.
Margaret M

Rosie said...

I should love to win, handle and delight in owning this wonderful card.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and all. Such a pretty card and yet so striking. The poinsettias are gorgeous and add a lovely finish. X

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card. Anyone would be proud to receive a card like this one.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a really beautiful card, so clean and simple, would love to give it a home.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this card especially that oval die which is a fave.

Watched John's shows yday - they were good - especially liked what he did with the austrian background die.

You card from last week's Wednesday Giveaway arrived yday - thank you - it is even better in real life than on the blog! I've put it in the lounge on a stand on top of my piano and it's the first Ccard I have recieved this year - still haven't made any Ccards yet as want to finish a batch of bday cards before I get stuck into those! But time is knocking on - 9 weeks ish - crickey! where has the year gone?..
Clare W

Lesley said...

What a lovely card I am so amazed how you find such inspiration wish I could.

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Perfect card for wed giveaway ! I would love it.
Missing you Pam, hope all is ok with you?
Gail C x

Muriel said...

Hi Sue

such a beautiful,crisp and fresh card today, it is gorgeous

Muriel x

Vick said...

Wow Sue this card is absolutely stunning, I love how the background actually looks etched out of snow or ice, because of amount of white! I also think that this card would look good with black in place of the red but that's just personal preference cause i'm not keen on that stark of a red with white it would have to be more of a burgundy with the white for me, but I love everything about this, might just steal it lol, hugs, Vick xxx
my YTChannel vixcrafts

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue as always a truly stunning card. Have these dies and they are beautiful. Would love to win this card.

Rita D xxx

Laura O said...

fab card ,so pretty love the poinsettias.Laura O

Anonymous said...

A really elegant card, Sue.
Thought John did really well yesterday.

Anne (Northampton)

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card so elegant . love Jean Zxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

A beauty!

Visiting you from turkey!

Weather good so far, just got connected to wifi!!

Unknown said...

Hi Sue todays card is lovely, I have bought the holly sprays as I think they are beautiful. I thoroughtly enjoyed John's shows yesterday, but I hope this does'nt mean we are going to see less of you. Best wishes Edwina

Dolly Daydream said...

Good morning Sue
Absolutely STUNNING Christmas card today, one I would love to win, love the colours too reminds me that Christmas is not far away now.
I hope everyone came through the storms unscathed, we didn't get too much rain, but the wind was very strong.
Went to see my dear friend who desperately needs a lung transplant. She cannot even do her card making now, so very sad, she can only sit in a chair with her oxygen on. This is the lady who used to walk miles and swim in the sea and ran her own business. I do hope that something can be done for her soon. She would love to be able to lead a normal life and do the ordinary everyday things that we all take for granted.
Well I am rambling, so have a good day everyone and be happy.
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxxxx

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card, Sue, very fond of the poinsettias and holly spray and the EF perfect for the occasion.
This year's finished, but next year think it has to be these elements. By which time you'll have more temptations for us LOL and I'll be all behind yet again!

'P' in Wales

Pam - missing you, hope all's well.

Aspiring crafter said...

Love everything about this card Sue!

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the snowflake embossing folder as it easily doubles as a flower to tie the whole card together. Loving the red and white theme too.
Donna Jones

Crafty Granny said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, someone will be very happy to receive it. I love the embossing folder, the dies, the colour.........everything about it! Have a lovely week. Hugs Nicola x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card, quintessentially Christmas.
Just love it.
Audrey , Wicklow, Ireland

foxyg said...

A beautiful card Sue. Would love to receive this in the mail.

lynn oliver said...

Hi love your cards and demo start my day looking at the card of the day
Simply adore your ideas for Christmas xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, love it all, somebody will be over the moon when this arrives on their doormat.
John did you proud yesterday.

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Stunning. A classic and very elegant look. Like many others it would be a treat to win this.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful Christmas card
anyone would be over the moon to receive
Nancyd xx

cheryl brown said...

Would definitely Love to win this card. Red & white , perfect for Christmas.
Hugs Cheryl xxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

WOW what a gorgeous card, who wouldn't want to own a card as beautiful as this one. Fingers crossed everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Chris Curry said...

I love everything about this card, the colour, the elegance, the simplicity. It's just beautiful. I have used the holly sprays on lots of my Christmas cards and it is gorgeous. Thank you Sue.Xx

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue
Vow what a gorgeous card today. I do love that snow flake lattice folder and the filigree lucky person will be over the moon winning this gorgeous

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a beautiful card and looks great with red. I've made most of my Christmas cards with these poinsettia dies but would love to win this one for myself! Best wishes

Nana on the Hill said...

This is a stunning card Sue, just love the poinsettias and holly, who ever wins this will be very lucky (fingers crossed its me!)

Nana on the Hill said...

This is a stunning card Sue, just love the poinsettias and holly, who ever wins this will be very lucky (fingers crossed its me!)

jane said...

Morning Sue
Hope you are well.
This card is stunning the whole apperence is so attractive.
This is one that would stand out in a crowd.

Have lovely day


hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card today.

Janet k said...

Such a lovely card, one that I would love to win, but I will still have a go at making it, kind regards Janet k x

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card, simply love everything about this card.
John's shows yesterday were very good.
Thank you for sharing Sue.
Lorna D

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I certaonly do agree with you, what a wonderful card for anyone to receive....I just love everything about it! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning - Wednesday again & yet another beautiful card for today's 'give away'. Oh, how I would love to win this obey! So elegant!
Many thanks again Sue
Janette x

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, I would love this delivered to my door

Janette MacArthur said...

Oh - predictive text!! Should be 'one'!
Janette x

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and my Wilsonette Angels,
Oh how i love all the components about this card and the white is just stunning as always. Me being stupid, not too good with the red and white but that is just a simple change for me to Ivory or another colour to overcome my silly superstitious irrational mind and fear.
Didn't get to see John yesterday so perhaps i will get to see him on the computer today before teeny come for us to go down to mums and start sorting out indoors. Not too good at being inside her house at the moment but i will need to get some grit in me and do it.
Where are you Pam because now i am worried at you not being here 2 days in a row. I hope that you are alright my flower.
Sandra you were missing yesterday yourself, are you ok or did taking Lucy to the hospital kinda knock you out a bit? I hope that the wee lass got some positive help out of her visit as it must be worrying for her having the double vision and in some places dangerous. Tell her she is not to go hill climbing until she can see straight again(as my wee ticker couldn't take the stress of her getting her footing wrong). Sending her hugs.
Oh Anne, i don't envy your long days in between getting in to see Iain in the hotel. Balls of wool and either knitting needles or a crochet hook could work wonders in keeping down the worry that you are going through that will be heightened by being alone in the hotel room. Sending you and him both big hugs as you could both be doing with some.
Well getting out the car at the car park the fella that is in Shopmobility seen me and told me to stay where i was and he was bringing a scooter over. I get a row often because i don 't like putting them to any trouble. It can take 3 go's at the traffic lights to get across the road on really bad days, when Iain(the man in Shopmobility) goes daft as i should have called him from the car park and he would bring one across, but i always feel that there are so many of them that take advantage of the lovely people in there and i just feel guilty because i can still walk, even if it is slow and stilted at times( especially when the legs have decided that nothing and no coaxing on this green earth is going to make them go that day). After getting all geared up ready for Di's hubby, he didn't come as he has torn(so he says)his hamstring playing Walking Football the day before. Di thinks that he over stretched while walking to get the ball so it was lovely just us again because although he said he would just sit and read while waiting on us, i could just picture it when we got back to him. We will NEED to get him a hobby that he can be doing while we meet up for the couple of hours, because i don't think either of us could take the crabbit mood that he would be in when we came back. But i had a good shopping day in Deb's and got a few bits and pieces for Kirsten's bottom drawer or cupboard as it is now. I think at 75% off i did well for her getting a Meyer grill pan(one of those rippled bottom frying pans), a set of Joseph Joseph chopping boards that from a sort of v shape to get the veg in the pots and a set of Jamie Olivier' kitchen essentials like tattie masher, tongs for turning things, slotted spoon, normal spoon and spatula, so all in all i think i did well with my bargains. So banked up for her in this cupboard i have most of the things that you need when starting up a home and the two most important things being a rolling pin and good heavy frying pan which i will leave up to yourselves to decide on purpose.
We have a very nondescript sort of a day hear at the Ochils as if it doesn't really know what it wants to do today the weather. I hope that where ever you are that the sun is as least shining out. Sending hugs to all my special Angels that are on blog at moment or not, take care dear friends,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Anonymous said...

Stunning Christmas card, Sue. Love the simplicity of the design and the seasonal colour choice!
Jimi Mac

Paula said...

Oh my! Another wonderful card Sue, well done you!

Paula x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue. Another stunning card. I cant imagine where you get your ideas from but im so glad you share them with us. Everything goes so well together. Thank you again for sharing your inspiration with us all. Hugs Heatherx

Marion said...

Hi Sue stunning card ,love it and no big bow right ,just the way i like them. it would be an honour to own it and it would be cherished.
Marion H

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card the poinsettia flowers are striking beautiful.
Just love it
Hugs Carol x

Hazel said...

A beautiful card today, love the simpleness of it with just that bit of colour. Hazel xx

Norah, had to laugh at the bit about the rolling pin and frying pan!!! I have those Joseph,Joseph boards you did well with getting 75% off as they are so expensive , she is a very lucky girl. Yes it's not to nice up here in Fife either.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Such a pretty card.
Regards, Evis M.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Love this card. I have been trying to get the holly sprays die but it is out of stock everywhere!!!
Denise X

Annie Stamps said...

Stunning card. I absolutely love that filigree poinsettia die. x Annie P

Glennis F said...

Very pretty card, I love the poinsettia

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
This card I s just my taste I love it I have these dies and adore them and used them lots ,hugs sarah xx

utilitygirl said...

A wondrous Christmas card!
Love the little holly sprigs

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes. What a stunning embossing folder, thats on my list (not my expensive hidden list) the one that stays in view, my birthday/C. List) as both are so close to each other, its so bold and colourful it CANT be missed - I hope !
Talking of which - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TINA E : ) our Wilsonette AND new CEDT member.
Todays gift is beautiful and im so lucky to have the pointaetta die, but hopefully will be able to afford the holly die soon. Good luck to all.
PAM - hope you are ok, its worrying when you go awol.
To our dear ladies that are struggling Im sending gentle hugs to you.
Hope everyone is ok aftter the storm and you have suffered no structual damage.
Have a good day.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

nattyboots said...

Wow what a beautiful Christmas card , love it all
Take care
Elaine H X

julie laz said...

Hi sue, this is beautiful, what a card to give away.
Crafty hugs Julie xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is one of my favourite cards made with your new dies. I love the clean lines with the red and white colours. Thanks for the video yesterday. I thought john did a great job yesterday but i hope this does not mean we will see less of you SUE.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Has anyone else just had to use the number verification to get the comment published ? Never happened before ! How odd. Ive just done this as a test Sue to see if it happens again. You can delete if necessary lovely lady.
Lancashire Steph xx

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

Another beautiful card today for which Thank you. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Unknown said...

Morning all,
Beautiful card, love the embossing folder you used.
Best wishes,
Susan McG x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love this card so clean and simple and i will be using the snowflake lattice and filigree poinsettia when I start making Christmas cards!
Pam hope everything's ok missing you
Norah thanks for making me smile this morning, maybe you should threaten your friends husband with the rolling pin!!!
Hugs and best wishes to everyone

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
I love this clean and crisp card, nearly puts me in the mood for snow. Notice, I said nearly!!
Pam, hope you are ok.
Anne, I hope Iain is recovering well and that you are bearing up.
This is my second attempt to post and I can't remember all the other messages that I had typed so everyone, have as good a day as you can. Love xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Sorry I missed commenting on yesterday's card and video as we had booked a coach trip (on the worst day of the year!!) to go to Bolton Market! Was too tired and cold to watch it last night but have done so this morning...stunning card and great video.
Love todays card I do adore your beautiful poinsettias.
Steph I also have the number cruncher this morning!

Hugs to all who need them and my your days get much better very soon.

Love Sheila xx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the embossing folder and I am lucky enough to own it. I enjoyed yesterday's video and I watched John on C&C it was a good day. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

JAO said...

Lovely poinsettia, great card.

Welsh Dors said...

Stunning card. Simply elegant.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue,
Fabulous card, clean, simple yet classy and I just love poinsettias.
You inspire me every day to make lovely cards, Thank you

Janet from Wakefield

Roisin said...

Good morning Sue, absolutely love today's card. Really clean and crisp!!...and as always so classy!

Have a good day,

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I love this almost all white card, the splash of red truly sets it off. Thank you
X Ros

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful Christmas card today love the EB folder which I have and the poinsettias and holly sprays are just lovely , one to replicate . I must make a start on my C cards. Thanks Sue, hugs xxx

Crafty hugs to yorkielass & L, Lynda and all wilsonettes.
Pam hope your ok not the same without you on the top.x
Happy birthday to Tina E xx

Jean D

Susan Battensby said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card again today, I so need that Holly Spray die, it makes such elegant cards. Love the red and white, just gorgeous. thank you for sharing.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Oh goody goody! Another lovely poinsettia card ! I just love these poinsettias and am waiting for the holly dies to arrive - I understand there has been a delay as I should have had it weeks ago. However no doubt they will come very soon. Love the red and white too but the colour could easily be changed. I am doing one in pink and cream to match may friend's sitting room.! Lol.
Pam - missing you . Hope everything is ok. Sending you a special hug!
Norah - you made me laugh! I bought a new rolling pin a few weeks ago - had had previous one over 40 years! You did well with the bargains. x
Janet - what a kerfuffle you are going to have not to mention expense. Too many men sitting in committees all day thinking of ways to spend money! Now I'm joining in your rant!
Tina - Happy Birthday - Steph kindly mentioned it was your birthday or I certainly wouldn't have known? Have a lovely day.
Steph - there is a number for me to enter today. It is the first time but I have had to enter numbers for another blog. Glad you've got your mojo back!
Sandra - hope you ok too! Missed you yesterday.
Love to all, especially those unable to post at the moment. We miss you.
Love Myra xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love Love Love this card, simply elegant.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jill Liddle said...

I love the colours on this card, absolutly stunning.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful Christmas Card. Very elegant. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous and elegant.
Gr. Elly

Anonymous said...

Pretty card.

Take care


Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, the holly accents are certainly going on my wish list!
Pam missing your hope all is well.
Tina happy birthday,

I also have to put the number in to prove I'm not a robot, that would be great, no aches and pains, no lost mojos etc.

Take care everyone, Jess x

SusanP, Kent said...

A Truly Wondrous Card! The embossing folder is great and I just love the 'pop' of red against white.

dlough said...

Very classy card. Love the red and white. I have not seen any of your cards that I didn't like. You are so talented. I use your dies, folders and gilding flakes all the time and have my friends now using them. Thanks for being so inspiring.

sandieann21 said...

You've done it again, Sue. Beautiful. I made a card using these dies yesterday, but I am still having trouble with the filigree ones, even though I used the wax paper as you advised. Can't believe I could be so lucky as to win 2 weeks running, but will still keep my fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, what a fabulous card - red and white, a real winner for me! Thanks for the chance to win.

Hugs, Belinda. X

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card today, very striking.
Kind regards,

redfox said...

Morning Sue, This is a lovely card. Simply beautiful. The red and white are a lovely colour combination. Another one to try! Love Sarah

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. Very pretty and delicate. I love the poinsettia.

Purplenana said...

Hi Sue

Oh how I wish I had half of your talent and inspiration, where do you get you ideas from? So once again you have given us a chance to win your card and one day it might even be me.


Shan said...

Your card is stunning!!! I love the embossing folder and the dies you used! Seeing your card is hazardous to my wallets health. Lol but I must have these products, so I'm off to go shop now. Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a beautiful and blessed day.

Unknown said...

The card is stunning sue Ioved it thank you love to all hope you are all safe after the storm xxxxxxlove June xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely beautiful card today. If I don't win it, I will make it myself :)
And below here I am asked to prove, I'm not a robot. hahahaha

Caroljsmith said...

Love this card sue I would love to win this I will give it pride of place.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card today, just love the holly vine die

Great layout


Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, it's so very beautiful..... there's going to be one very lucky lady (or gentlemn) out there this week. The card is simple but so very elegant - sometimes less is truly more.
The holly spray is gorgeous, as is the poinsettia and folder.
Colours - unbeatable in this design.
Hugs, Rose

Joanne K said...

HI Sue, a truly gorgeous card. Kind regards Joanne K x

iamsuperb said...

What a beautiful card, I love just the hint of color and the dies are just fantastic! I might need to add them to my stash!

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a wonderful card here again Sue, I absolutely love it.

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful Christmas card. It is stunning and classy and I love the colour combo.
ElizabethS x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous. I don't know how you come up with so man ideas. You are so inspiring. Love this folder will have to look out for it when I'm at Glasgow tomorrow at the SECC for the Hobbycrafts Event.


Sharon said...

Good morning Sue, I think today's card is beautiful. I would love to win this card. Sharon x

Maggie Rose said...

Just love all the cards you are doing lately Sue. This one is especially nice.

jan said...

What a stunningly elegant card Sue. Im in the middle of making my own Christmas cards and you've inspired me too keep it white with a hint of a colour. X x

SHARICA said...

Totally Gorgeous :)

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue
Love today's card. It really captures the Christmas season.
Caz x

Robin said...

Lovely card - has a real christmasy feel to it.

Colleen said...

Card is Absolutely Stunning
Thank U 4 this opportunity

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
very very pretty card and delicate one today.
Folder is on my wish list it is getting longer by the week.
Hope everyone has a good day. Susi x

Beth T said...

love the filigree pointsettias!
what a gorgeous card.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely elegant card, the red and white looks very Christmas. I would love to win this one.

Love Elaine x

Unknown said...

Good afternoon Sue and all out there. This card is beautiful and the EF is just perfect for Christmas.
I am sitting here crying and laughing at the same time watching Loose Women and the interview with the late Linda Bellingham.
I hope everyone was okay yesterday with the bad weather. I was supposed to go and see my Mum but she told me not to come as she had heard that small cars could get sucked under lorries - I have a Mini!!
Hugs are sent ll round. Take care all Helen K xx

Anonymous said...

Another stunner. Love the all white theme with just a hint of red. Linda S

terrie said...

This card is a great give-away...
I like the filgree poinsettia flower...
These flowers are my favorite..
Well done Sue said...

A truly lovely card, so elegant and crisp! Whoever wins this will treasure it I'm sure, thanks for sharing, Susan x

Cathie said...

Absolutely stunning card. The red and white is gorgeous. Love the embossing folder and the way you put the little pearls on the holly spray. Think this card should be winging its way to my home in Canada. Thanks for the opportunity to own one of your beautiful cards.

Maureen B. said...

Fantastic card today Sue thank you. Love the embossing and will definitely need that one if I haven't already got it! I like your idea of often sticking to just 2 colours (or is white a colour) you know what I mean. The cards always look so elegant and fresh. Must remember that in future. Your ideas never cease to amaze me thanks again Hugs Maureen

Anonymous said...

Helen. Me too love xx

God Bless you Linda Bellingham. Rest well.
L.S xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, who wouldn't want a chance to win this card? I know I certainly do, it is gorgeous. OH has 'phoned to say parcels have arrived for me so I am looking forward to an evening with johnnextdoor and some new Sue dies and stamps. Happy bunny.

I sometimes feel like a robot but blogger is happy enough to say I am human so I'll go with them :-)

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really elegant card, and you cannot go wrong with a red and white combination for Christmas. Crossing all my fingers, as I like many others would love to win it. Bx

Pamela said...

I absolutely love this card Sue, stunning

Hannah A. said...

I love this card. It's so beautiful; and I want to try out WHITE holly die cuts -- I always stick to green!! Thanks for the chance to win. :) -Hannah Aitken

Barbara W said...

Wow Sue! Another beautiful but simple card to inspire us all.
Have just encouraged a friend crafter to cut leaves and foliage in white instead of colour. She had never thought it would look right........but l left her making her floral cards in white!
Keep inspiring us.
lol Barbara W

Unknown said...

Good morning. This card is amazing! I love the lacy look with just a touch of red accent. I ordered a few more die sets and am patiently awaiting their arrival, so I can make some of these beautiful cards too. I just received the wonderful stamp set prize I won from a few weeks ago yesterday- Thank you.

Khara Whitead said...

So gorgeously artistic! Love it!

Barbara said...

Beautiful Christmas card Sue!
Would love to win this card. Just watched the two shows I had recorded with John and really enjoyed them.

Barbara said...
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Bejay said...

Hi Sue, man oh man, I shivered when I saw this card...all those snowflakes embossed on the card :). I would never have thought to leave the holly sprigs completely white, they are very effective, and of course, the poinsettia just sets the whole thing off. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Sioux P said...

Hi Sue,
Just love this card, love the embossing folder, the Holly Spray and those poinsettia look brilliant. What a lovely combination.
Thanks as always

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Watched your shows here in Tenerife
love to watch your demos.(Record them )
While here I miss my crafting but I'm getting all set up for When we are here in January for two months.
Love Marion x

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely and Christmassy!

Maggie said...

Fabulous Christmas card love the splash of red and the delicate holly spray.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous Christmas card I love the white cards.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
Love, love, love this stunning card.
John did you proud yesterday, very professional.
Enjoy your evening

Patricia xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Love this card and those flowers Sue would love to give it a new home.xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card, I really like it. John was a very good 'Sue'bstitue! :-)

Blogger seems to have killed my comment and now time is really tight! Quickly though sorry I've been absent, very tired and sore. Must finish blocking crochet so table is free for some serious Christmas crafting. I don't have too many to make so if I start soon I'll be ok.

Big hugs to all, take extra if required.

Must go, hand going on strike!

T x

Unknown said...

Another beautiful card, Sue. Thank you for your ideas. Jan

ang said...

Beautiful card, love the holly spray angxx

wendy said...

lovely Christmas card Sue
Wendy from Watford

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful, everything about it is lovely.

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
This is a real WOW card, Love the Poinsettia and Holly dies the EF is stunning, it sets the dies and sentiment off beautifully.

Someone has to win this card, Good luck to everyone, at least we can say "we can keep it in the family" (The Wilsonette family - in case I've confused anyone!)

Hope your day has been good, I'm about to return to my bed, feel like I've got the flu, hope with rest I can fight it off!!!

Take care Sue and everyone, Love Brenda xxx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Sue and thank you for my lovely stamp set.

Craftysusan said...

This is absolutely a wow card Sue. I absolutely love it and can't wait to try to recreate it. Thanks for giving us the chance to win it, it is amazing.

Unknown said...

Very simple but elegant card. love it

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, yum,yum! Love this card. I really like the Poinsettia dies which look great in contrasting colourways. The Snowflake embossing folder is just a perfect background... Got my Daisy Dies from C&C today!! Off to play :o) Lots of hugs, Karen xx

Janice K said...

A stunning card (are you sure you want to give it away?!), love all the embossed and filigree details, the pearl berries look gorgeous. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!! x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Oh I do like this card with the red and white and that lovely embossing folder. I'm sure it looks even more gorgeous in real life. Hope you have a great evening. Love Diane G xxx
Myra thank you for the good wishes for Emma, she had a lovely day and we took her to the pub for a meal in the evening so she could buy us a drink!! I managed to get the balloons and flowers in the car without being blown away but the wind got up in the afternoon so it was a close call! Been making the cake for the family party today so will spend the day decorating it tomorrow! Love Diane xxx
Anne thinking of you and your husband, it is lonely in a hotel room on your own, I hope the staff are being kind to you xxx
Pam worried about you hope you are ok xxx
Tina happy birthday xxx

Janine said...

Sue you and your wonderful team have inspired me with your wonderful designs to start crafting again after suffering a stroke 16 months ago. Look forward to each day seeing your wonderful creations and ones from your design team especially John Lockwood.

Jane Franklin said...

Such a classy and effective card. Love it. Luv to all jax

Annie said...

A wow for me, Sue, love,love it! Must get that ef, beautiful.
Hugs Annie x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love the way you have layered the poinsettias

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

Once again I love everything about it, the embossing folder is on my want, need & must have list along with the poinsettia dies.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Theresa said...

sheer elegance with a pop of colour. awesome, hugs xx

Dawn Holben said...

Absolutely love everything about this card.
It is simply stunning and beautiful.
I love the card, the embossing folder and the poinsettia and ivy dies and must have ago at making this but I bet it won't look as lovely as your one lol

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Sorry I have not posted for a couple of days (illness.) I have still been looking in though and your cards have all been gorgeous !! Today's card, as others have said, is just stunning Sue !! I really love everything about it. The colours are lovely, EF and poinsettia dies are sooo gorgeous !! All on my wish list of course. I have the holly sprigs and I really love them. I am going to buy your Poinsettia dies with the last of my Birthday money. ( I have the Spellbinders ones but yours are far more beautiful.) It is hubby's Birthday today. WOW has it been an expensive month !! (To many Birthdays.) I have one more Birthday card to make and then I can finally make my Christmas cards. I only make them for close friends and family so not to many to make. (Although now we have found our Canadian family I do have several extra ones to make !! )
I just have to say Sue that your video and card from yesterday was amazing !! Really beautiful. It has definitely gone on my "to do" list.
I thought John did a wicked job demonstrating your dies on c+c yesterday. X x x
I would love to have the chance to win this beautiful card Sue.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful card today Sue and thank you for all your continued hard work. It is always much appreciated.
Sending you lots of love and special hugs today love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to all the Wonderful Wilsonette's from Tres x x x

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
This card is an sbsolute stunner and needs no other description. Just keep them coming. Hugs Sue xxx

AnneRD said...

A real Winter feel to this one Sue, so fresh and crisp. Anne x

cuilliesocks said...

This is just so beautiful Sue, I love the touch of red really makes the card pop.
Lovey design, dies and the embossed background is fabulous, Kate x

Pam G said...

What a gorgeous card, you are so artistic Sue, I love all the cards you do.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, Sue. The embossing folder and the holly are stunning.

Julsb said...

Gorgeous card, love the elegance of the card.

KathR said...

Stunning card Sue, love the touch of Red on the pointsettias, hope you don't mind if I borrow this idea....
Hugz Kath Fae A Windy Scotland..

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card today , I absolutely love it. I think it is one of my all time favourite Christmas cards and one that I will attempt to replicate! Whoever wins this will be extremely lucky so good luck to everyone. I'm sorry I didn't comment yesterday but my aunt ( who as you know isn't well) phoned to say she didn't feel well so I had to go and see her. She has been feeling sick, but won't eat which is making her feel worse. The doctor gave her anti sickness tablets but she won't take them because they can cause clots and she has just finished treatment for a clot in her leg! Anyway, I stayed with her last night and have managed to get her to eat something today so hopefully there might be some improvement. I'm sorry to moan on, but I am worried about her - she's a bit like my surrogate mother! Anyway, Pam hope you are ok, not used to you not commenting. Love and hugs to all especially those feeling down or in pain. Love Alison xxx

andrea said...

Lovely card as usual. I m getting some of these dies for christmas. I know because I've put them in my husbands wardrobe!!
Best wishes
Andrea from DRIFFIELD

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Such a beautiful card Sue. Thank you for all your inspiration

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
You really are a bad influence! Have been trying to resist buying this snowflake folder - don't think I can do it now!! Maybe I might win the card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What an elegant card. I love the poinsettias. It would be wonderful to win it!
Veronique L

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes, a gorgeous Christmas card & a giveaway too,boy would I love to win this one but good luck to every one.i love your poinsettia die's I am using mine a lot,I have the filigree & the classic set's.The embossing folder is lovely & your design beautiful.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Happy Birthday Tina E hope you had a lovely day.hugs Lynda xx

Sandra missing you hope your ok is ok love Lynda xx

Pam hope your ok missing you at no1 hugs Lynda xx

Tres happy birthday to your hubby hope he had a good day. Hope you feel better soon Hugs Lynda xx

Anne I hope Iain is recovering well,& your not too lonely in the hotel on your own Love & Hugs to you both Lynda xx

Dawn Searle your friend is in my thoughts & prayers Gentle hugs Lynda xx

Special hugs to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner, Jean D,Hazel,Wheely Bad,Yorkilass,& All the Wilsonetts friends love & Hugs to you all Lynda xx

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Delilah64 said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the use of just the two colours.

janet said...

I like this card -not unlike the all white one from a week or so back that I saved and have cut out all the bits. Nice for Christmas!
Hugs Janet in Kent

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