Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi there crafty friends!  How do you feel about this aqua, silver and white Christmas card?  Want a chance to win it?  Just leave a comment on today's post to be entered into the drawing.  I started this card by embossing a piece of aqua card using my Frosty Swirls embossing folder.  I used some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue and ran a bead along some of the swirls then dusted it with Iced Snow and allowed it to dry.  I added small pearls to the centres of the snowflakes on the background too.  Using the Grand Large Labels, I cut a frame out of coconut white card and added mounting foam to the back to raise it for dimension.  I added it to my aqua embossed background and trimmed away any excess that showed.  I stamped the two Bauble stamps using a clear Perfect medium pad on to silver card, then heat embossed them in Silver Shine detail powder for a tone on tone look.  I cut them out with the matching Bauble die, added some silver cording to the top with a small bow and tucked the end of it under the edge of the frame, securing it with some glue.  I added mounting foam to the backs of the baubles to attach them to the card background.  I stamped my sentiment on vellum and embossed it in silver and cut it into a banner strip.  I attached it to the side of my frame, giving it a bit of curve before gluing it in place.  Using the Elegant Poinsettia stamps, I stamped them on to vellum with a Clear Perfect Medium and heat embossed them in silver.  I cut them out with the Classic Poinsettia die and made five assorted sizes of flowers.  I attached the two larger ones to the end of my sentiment banner with several white Holly Sprays coming from around them as accents.  I added small white pearls and Iced Snow to the holly sprays as embellishments.  The three smaller poinsettias were added to the opposite corner of the frame.  The card was completed with my usual white pierced mat layer, a thin silver mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  I will draw the winner and announce it on Saturday's blog post so don't forget to check back.  Check out the counter at the very bottom of the page, I am very excited to see it has nearly hit a new milestone (or at least as of the writing of this blog post late last night!)  Hopefully by morning  when this post goes live I will be able to say that it has hit a new milestone!   All for now, Sue x


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Anonymous said...

Oooh, icy! So cool and elegant. Love this card, Sue.
Congrats on the 6 million plus.

'P' in Wales

Unknown said...

Just beautiful, love this colour way. It looks festive but in a calm and peaceful way!
Marion B xx

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card, so elegant. Lots of ideas to try. Thanks Sue.
Northampton said...

Morning Sue.
Well done brilliant following. Todays card is so lovely, thank you to all Wilsonettes have a great day take care Kitty

Glennis F said...

Fabulous card - just stunning!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful christmas card. Loving the cool colours very frosty looking. Congrats on passing your 6 million milestone. Bet you never thought you would get this many hits but then again it is the best blog EVER. Have a great day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love everything about today's card, the aqua and silver are perfect together, and there is just the right amount of bling. I haven't been able to get hold of any of the silver card yet but I'll keep looking as the tone on tone effect is fantastic.
Congratulations on surpassing the 6 million hits mark.
Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue
I'm Thrilled You've Gone Over Your 6 Million Plus, You Deserve This For All Your Hard Work.
I Love TODAYS Card Its Rich, Opulent, Stunning and So Much More.
I Love The Fabulous Colours You've Chosen, I Love How You've Created Your Awesome Background By Using Your Frosty Swirls Embossing Folder I Love How Youve Added Your Iced Snow Then Adding Small Pearls Giving The Background A Very Tactile Feel, I Love The Beautiful Stamped Baubles And How You've Heat Embossed In Silver, I Love The Sentiment Heat Embossed On Vellum, An Then There's The Truly Awesome Poinsettias They are Just Truly Fantastic.
Sue This Card Is Amazing Thank You For Sharing, Thank You For The Great Tips And Techniques I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
Sue Take Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xx
Hugs To All

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card, I love the aqua, silver and white combo. Congratulations on reaching the 6 million mark!
What a fantastic achievement, I am delighted for you : ))
(re:signing in to comment. Keep clicking on the refresh button beside the lettes/numbers you can't read until you get some that are easy to see. I hope that helps those that are having problems)
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love this gorgeous card - stunning! Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Breezes said...

Such a stunning card - it could be fresh out of the freezer ! Definitely has that icy winter appeal - I would put it by the fire to keep warm !!!

June Smith said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, my goodness what a terrific card today that you are giving away, the lucky person who receives this will get a real work of art, I think I can honestly say this is one of the best Christmas cards I have ever seen you make.

The poinsettias in silver embossing on vellum and the vellum strip embossing powdered sentiment really do bring this card to life, I really love it, I wish everyone good luck on this, what a fabulous prize.

Congratulations on passing the 6 million milestone, you must feel so proud, I know I feel so proud to know you and am always singing your praises as do so many of your loyal fans.

I am off to craft club this morning making another Christmas card using your dies.

Have a great Wednesday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs and good luck on the Wednesday giveaway competition. June Smith xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sue you Re a very popular lady,rightly so. Beautiful card love it . JJx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Congratulations for going over 6 million plus you are a talented lady this christmas card is stunning love the Aqua silver and white colours thank you for sharing your cards with us crafters thank you tracyw x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue such a lovely icy card, the colours are perfect for a frosty morning. Well Sue you are a millionaire 6 times over, well done x

Hazel said...

Fabulous card Sue, just love everything about it. Congrats on getting over the 6 million mark. See I have to prove I am not a robot, that's the first time. Oh well that's life with blogger I suppose. Hazel xx

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS Sue. You must be so thrilled, although I bet there isnt a word to describe your feelings today. Its no more than you deserve though, if only we could hold a Wilsonette party !
And what a celebration card. Its stunning. Suits the cold frosty morning that's greeted me here in Lancashire.
I love it, and from now on I shall really appreciate every single festive card you show as I need so much inspiration at the moment. I got as far as organising my festive dies, paper's and stamps yesterday so they are all in one place, and that was as far as I got (even with all the nagging from Mr L) !! I dont know why I cant get going this year, you'd think the list I have of 'to do' cards would be the incentive, maybe its that - maybe it looks so over whelming its put the frightener's on me ?!
I must do something today, I have some large bauble stamps and dies so this IS the day, and make my first card on the lines of this, do I really want to use my Aqua card though ?
Looking forward to my daily French fix from Janet today, Im ready to cosy up in front of your wood burner, and big wooden table, to share idea's whilst looking out at your French garden.

I hope those Wilsonettes just popping in to view will feel like taking part soon, we miss you and hope you feel better soon.
To my dear friends, I wish for you a better day than yesterday. Congrats to those celebrating birthdays etc have a wonderful day.
To you Sue, I hope you find the time to enjoy your wonderful sucess.
Sending hugs.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous this
is definitely one to try and replicate
have all the dies don't have the bobble
stamps so must off to the craft store today.
Nancyd xx

ang said...

Beautiful card love the icy blue and silver angxx

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

An absolutely stunning card love the colour combo xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

What a beautiful card-so classy! 6 million hits-thats amazing but then again, so is your blog. I hope you're not planning on retiring anytime soon as we need your crafty inspiration.


Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,,
"ICY" just like our outside scene here this morning.
Love todays card those flowers are "out of this world" The whole creation is amazing, love it.
Have a goos day

Patricia xxx

Patricia said...

Ooopps!! forgot to congratulate you on that fantastic number of Blog Hits ...... well deserved

Patricia xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Congratulations on achieving 6 million + milestone. That is certainly astounding but extremely well deserved. It just goes to show how much to mean to so many people so thank you for doing this every day. You must be very proud.
Today's card is beautiful. I love the design and the colours are fabulous. It is definitely frosty and wintry - just right for Christmas.
Pam hope you are well and getting stronger by the day. Lynne and Lindsey missing you both and hope you are both ok. Steph, I'm sure that once you get started on your cards you will be ok. I sometimes think that it is daunting to think I've got 100 + to make and how on earth am I going to do it. Then I just steel myself, look at some of Sue's designs and what I've got and just start. I used the Noël die last week and before I knew it, I had 12 done. Next moving onto the poinsettia, then Peace and then some stamped ones etc. I'm sure you will manage. Just think, we are all behind you all the way! Hope everyone has a good day and sending love and hugs to those who need/ want them. Love Alison xxxx

auscrafts said...

lovely icy colours stunning card

Caroljsmith said...

Simply stunning card today love the colours you are a very talented lady sue.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue and all.
This is sensational, one for someone specail.
Congratulations on reaching 6 million plus, a real achievement.
Love Zena x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - only 6 million? (JOKE!) Seriously wow! that speaks volumes. Love today's card - its gorgeous.
Clare W

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue. Many congratulations on passing 6 million. You deserve every accolade.
Thank you everyone for your good wishes, I miss you all. I will try to come back regularly but I am finding it hard at the moment.
For those who read, Mary has posted the most amazing message about Robbie.
Hugs all round xx

lilian said...

Hi All, Wow what a milestone and a very beautiful card to celebrate with, love everything about it.
Best Wishes Lilian

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card. I have the poinsetta stamps and dies plus the holly sprays but have not used both together, after seeing this card I will!!! Was not aware I could stamp and emboss on vellium, I have only stamped, something new I have learnt by following your blogg. Kind regards Sandra Kent

Unknown said...

I really love this one Sue, it's so effective in these colour tones, very elegant! x

Ecco f Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Thank you for starting my day off with a beautiful gift. Who wouldn't love to receive such a gift as this.
Your dies and stamps are just gorgeous and what colours for the season Silver so so elegant and never out of fashion. Fingers etc crossed and place dusted even if others are
Big congratulations on the 6million. What an achievement.

Vicky - hope all went well yesterday.
Steph - has Mr let you out of your craft room yet?Hope you had a good day creating (in paper I mean). Yes the log burner is going nicely this morning and Me E is out fetching today's bread and local paper. The birds are stripping the bird tables at the moment it may mean sending Mr E out to refill later. Was hanging some washing out yesterday around noon as the sun had decided to come out to play and was joined by the most cutie Red Squirrel in the middle of the garden taking no notice of me what so ever. He visits quite often and seems to love the fir tree. He also digs little holes looking for the peanuts he steals and buries from the bird tables.
Norah - hope the winds have settled and you can get out today.
Sandra - I'm missing you. Hope you're OK and just having a busy time with your two wonderful girls this week.

Have now to go and get my hands and fingers back to normal colouring and neck in a reasonable state so they are fit to craft.
Hoping all in pain or down has a better day today. To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Congratulations on reaching a new milestone you must be so pleased.

Today's card is just stunning how we all would love to own it and have it sitting centre stage on our mantelpiece at Christmas good luck to all.

Pam warm gentle hugs for youxx

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Clai01 said...

Very frosty looking but extremely beautiful card, just love it! x

Aspiring crafter said...

This is stunning Sue, so elegant and Christmassy in beautiful colours , a fabulous card to win!
Congrats on your blog milestone -amazing!

Dolly Daydream said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Wow! 6 million Sue, what an achievement for you and richly deserved.
I love everything about today's Christmas card, really crisp frosty colours. I find it hard to absorb that Christmas is so near now as the weather is so warm in the UK at the moment and I am sure it will change soon. It is my birthday early in November and I can remember my mum telling me that on fireworks night, when I was due to be born all those years ago in London, she was walking down the road in thick snow with her sister and it was bitterly cold. Last night I had to open the windows as it was so warm, how times have changed.
I would love to win this card as I am sure we all would, so fingers crossed.
Have a good day everyone and hugs to those that need them.
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxxxx

Micky French said...

Stunning card Sue I would be so proud to own it, I just love everything about it.
Congratulations on reaching 6 million mark.
I am sorry I haven't been commenting for some time but I have had computer troubles and hopefully am back now.
Hugs to all
Michelle x

Pat said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card and so different with great choice of colours
CONGRATULATIONS on making your milestone
Pat x

Joan D said...

Very unusual combination for a Chrissie card,but oh my it works. Rather like the ice queen! Xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,

I am having trouble leaving a comment.

Love, Roz.x

Carole Z said...

Wow Sue, congrats on your milestone! I love this card, gorgeous frosty colours, hugs Carole Z X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue,

Congratulations on reaching such a wonderful number. The colours certainly work for me on this card, it is simply beautiful.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,

Hooray, I posted as anonymous and it worked!

I love today's card. The silver and aqua, although not traditional, is certainly wintery.

Love, Roz.x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, this card is beautiful would love to win it. love Jean Z xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Well,there's certainly a lot to look at on this pretty card. The aqua is a lovely backdrop.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Rosie said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card today. Congratulations on reaching such a high level of people turning up on your blog. You deserve it as you are so willing to share your lovely talent with us all. Have a nice

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is simply outstandin. Sooooo elegant and gorgeous, that I´m almost speachless, which is very rare, I can asure you ha ha ha. I would really love to won this, and should I ever be so lucky, I would frame it as decor rather than just hide it away in a box.
I´ll just have to try and pin this one , that´s for sure, it´s simply amazingly beautiful.

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful. The aqua and silver is gorgeous. So elegant.

cheryl brown said...

Sorry Sue, forgot to add congratulations for achieving over 6 million hits. It just goes to show how talented you are. Love & hugs Cheryl xxx

Unknown said...

Mornings Sue wow another stunning card I love every thing about this one.
And congratulations sue

Debs A xcx

Linda Graham said...

Stunning card Sue,its beautiful, thank you, Linda x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue congratulations on hitting the 6 million mark well done. I hope you have a little celebration today. Wow today's card is beautiful , I love the way you throw in an unusual colour to make us all think outside the box, this works so well. I have been contemplating using the baubles for my cards this year and really should make a start very soon. I usually start Christmas after Emma's birthday but this year we have got a wedding in November (Mr G's mum is getting married) so that's the next focus! Going to make wedding cake trial mark 3 today! Hope you have a lovely day Sue love Diane G xxx
Pam lovely to see you pop in and comment. We all understand and are thinking of you. Take care xxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Just beautiful, such a great colour for Christmas. Congratulations on such a great milestone, Sue, it's such a great blog and you deserve every success xx

andrea said...

Lovely card. Will try this idea later
Andres in Driffield

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ....happy crafting and have a nice day ... x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Yes, I like !! a very frosty looking card, with icy colours used, I love it.
The winner of this card will be very happy !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card. There are a lot of ideas here to try. Anyone would be pleased to win this beautiful creation. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Firstly huge congratulations on reaching 6 million plus on your wonderful blog.
Today's card is gorgeous love it all.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love the colour combo. Much prefer silver to gold

darcydaydream said...

just simply Beautiful. And congratulation on your 6 mill mark.
Christine in Darcy...xx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,,
Well done you, 6million what a milestone. Love today's card, colour combo is just brilliant. The background with the ice snow fantastic !
Hugs for all, thinking of you Pam.
Gail C x

Sandra said...

Good Morning 6 MILLION BLOGGER VIEW SUE! & My lovely Blog friends too,
Congratulations Sue, what a huge achievement, although I am surprised it's not doubled that, this is by far the best, most regular, friendliest blog in existence, it's the first place I want to go in the morning (when I am able) and has been for what seems like Many years now Sue, although back in those days there wasn't so many lovely comments to read. You deserve a celebration today xxxx
Janet, I missed you too, I have been getting myself into a bit of a pickle over this craft Fayre business, at best I can only get two cards done in one day, due to having to keep stopping, letting my achy bits recover and starting again! I have also discovered that on that same day there is a Craft Fayre at WI hall ( with WI cakes)!!, a local charity car boot sale and a wedding Fayre, all in and around town centre so I doubt there will be many visitors to a small hall right out of town!
Then there is the lady that has asked me todo it with her, she wants me to not only share a table but also a craft name ( but I already have my own) and she wants to use my cards & jewellery to put on flyers to advertise with her contact details! It's an awkward situation, I would like to see if the general public think that my cards etc are good enough to sell , so that part of me would like to go, but I just feel like i am being used, this lady makes sewing items, she has a few bits made up like baby wipe covers, tissue box covers etc.
So this has been the cause of my stress, any advice?
I need to come and relax in the Autumnal French Countryside & hide away from reality! Xxxx
I had a lovely day yesterday, my lovely ladies came to play, the hours just fly by though, I can't believe how quickly the day goes, we all get to have a play with each orthers dies too which is great, we have found it really great sharing the dies, you soon find that there are dies you hand' thought of buying, yet once you have had a play, you just have to buy it, it was the Striplets for me, once I had used Mrs B's striplet die, I had a go with it, saw how versatile it was, now it's top of my list! Well I must go and get in that craft room.
Crafty hugs to every single one of you lovely bunch,
Sandra xx
Ps this robot checker is a pain!

Sue from Wiltshire said...

What an accolade to have so many followers. Cangratulations.

Love this card, it is beautiful..

Unknown said...

looks like it took hours to make....

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card! The colour combo is beautiful! Well done on your milestone. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
What a beautiful Christmas card.
Will keep this one for next year.
Evis M.

Kate's Cards said...

I love the silver and Aqua together. Very crisp and icy looking!

Marion said...

Hi sue stunning card and i would love to be its owner.
congratulations well done on reaching
6million viewers.
Marion H

Kate's Cards said...

I love the silver and Aqua together. Very crisp and icy looking!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a great Christmas card, beautiful colours and full of brilliant ideas. There's going to be one very lucky winner. Many congratulations on reaching the six million milestone. Best wishes

Susan Battensby said...

This is soooo elegant Sue, just beautiful. I just love all the silver embellies.

gwen70 said...

I think this has to be one of my all time favourites Sue, I love it the colours dies simply the whole thing. Someone will be very lucky

Janet k said...

This card is so cool, love the colours and sparkle, one to put on my to do list! Regards Janet k x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! You must be feeling like a million dollars this morning with your 6 MILLION HITS! CONGRATULATIONS! (Although not surprised because it is the best blog EVER).
Today's card is beautiful and would look lovely on my wall lol. I love the colours you've used they are so pretty, also the dies.
Hugs x
Heather T

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
This is a gorgeous card, I adore the colours and the technique for the frame is fabbie and one that I now use a lot thanks to your demos.
Your Blog is the Best!!!
Lorna D

Unknown said...

Morning all,

Lovely card, Sue, quite an icy feel to this one.
Were you waiting for 6 million, that counter doesn't half spin when you watch it, another 2,600 since then, and no wonder.
Janice W

Chris Curry said...

You have to love everything about this card. The colours match so well, the flowers are perfect and the added touch of twinkle in the background just helps finish it off. Thank you Sue and congratulations on passing such a milestone with your blogg, you deserve it. Xx

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Love this card x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue,many congratulations on your tremendous success with your blog - as so many have already said 'no surprise!'
Today's card is stunning - love the baubles and the colours used!
Janette xx

sandieann21 said...

I love this. Elegance in silver!

Unknown said...

Pam, just noticed you are here today. Hang on in there honey, it can only get better. Take your time, you know we are here.
I take it your message means an improvement with Robbie, how great.
Janice W

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Congratulations on your 6million hits! Well deserved! You're a fabulous lady with a fabulous blog.
Today's card is cool and gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs all round.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone

Wow so very elegant, beautiful and crisp looking just like our lawn outside with all the frost on it, yes frost so winter has arrived I think!

Congratulations on passing the 6 million mark and deservedly so this is by far the best blog on the internet!

Take care everyone Sandra hope all is well.

Margaret corgi owner

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cool card.
Congratulations on your passing 6 million milistone.
Gr Elly

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
So well deserved and I don't think it will be long to reach another milestone, I was mesmerized but not surprised at the speed that counter turns round. Go Sue Go!!!
Awesome card, love these baubles and the colours are superb together very icy.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is a stunner of a card as regards beauty and elegance. Love the colours, die cuts and background and the way you've put them all together. The frames set it all off beautifully.
Congrats on your 6 million but to me that doesn't come as a surprise as your blog is SIMPLY THE BEST.
Hugs, Rose

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue & everyone,

Many congratulations on your six million milestone you Sooooo deserve it !!!! Sharing your incredible talent with us all everyday this proves how much we appreciate all you do for us , I know I speak for everyone when I say " A BIG THANK YOU SUE " . Today's card is just beautiful one I am going to try today your inspiration is just out of this world I think you must eat, Drink and sleep designing cards lol, love the tone on tone in silver and the vellum flag . Thanks again Sue , hugs xxx

Lovely to see Pam has popped in ,take it easy one day at a time sending you gentle hugs xxxxx

Crafty hugs to yorkielass & L , Lynda and everyone on this fantastic blog.
Have a good day!

Jean D xxxxx

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonette friends,
Oh Sue this card is so beautiful in the aqua and white with the touches of silver.I love everything on today's card as each lovingly created piece looks just right and where it should be. I love getting the inspiration that you give us each day and sometimes it is for the extra ideas that pop into my head and other times it is a case of why would i want to change a beautiful creation. I know that they say copying is the sincerest form of flattery, but i also know that it must be very frustrating as a designer of such beauty having someone come and nobble your ideas, but today i can't help but want to do it albeit without the grand labels as i don't have it. Thank you Sue on such a beautiful piece of art today and well done on the 6 million target, as i think you should be very proud of yourself and your achievements and that just proves how many people look in on your creativity and get inspired by it. Have a wonderful day Sue.
Pam dear friend, nice to see you in today. I understand the pain that Tim's anniversary opens up and it feels like yesterday instead of a year ago and you start asking yourself the same questions that you did when it happened, "Why". Even after the last year i wish i knew that answer for you, but we are all here for you anytime you need us with open arms and a shoulder to cry/shout/scream or batter(but please not too heavy with the thumps). Sending you a hug filled with friendship and love dear friend.
Janet(Ecco), just wondering if Mr E will be so amiable to go and get a top up of bread later on when he sees half a loaf out for the birdies. Oh how i love today's with the red squirrel as we seem to have nigh near drove them out of Britain leaving only the grey ones. Mr M thinks they are just vermin with bushy tails, but to me there is a chain of life forms that used to keep it under control but that was before eejits started bringing in the various animals that are not for this climate but they think looked cute.
Steph, i hope that you have a better day with the beautiful inspiration that Sue has done for you today. I hope Mr L has taken that bolt of the craft room door for you to get back out again for a cuppa and a breather. Sue has really put the wind beneath our wings this morning flower, but take it easy and don't soar to high otherwise you will be of no use to yourself tomorrow.
Sorry you are so sore Maria with all your poking and prodding that the physio's do, i used to come out worse than when i went in. Glad that your pain killers have kicked in but really it is a shame that you need to rely on them just to get through a pain less day.
Anne, that is wonderful news about Iain. I am so happy that he has improved so much that they have let him home and that he has behaved himself to be allowed home. A hotel is fine for a holiday as a stopping place, but not for days on end and not the most homely of places, so i bet you are both so glad to be home to your wee but n' ben. Tell him he has to behave himself now that he is home or you'll send him back. I am wondering if now that Iain is wearing the stockings if he thinks they are as sexy on him as they are on a woman(hee hee hee). Hugs to you both and welcome home. Iain behave as we don't want a recurrence and Anne worn down to a skelf.
It's a cold but bright day up here at my beloved Ochil Hills today, with the frost on the cars across the road but condensation on mines up the drive. Thank goodness that rain has stopped that lashed it down yesterday so much that we had a stream flowing along the road with it becoming nearly a river just with the amount of water. I hope where ever you are you have a lovely day. Sending hugs to all my Angels, thank you for caring. To all our MIA Wilsonettes, please come back home soon girls, sending you all hugs,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card with so many techniques used. Would love to win it!
Veronique L

Jayne S said...

Wow!, stunning card, love the colour.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
I think this is one of the best Christmas Cards you have shown - it is stunning and so elegant
Carol x

Unknown said...

Stunning card sue very elegent the winner of this will be over the moon. Congratulations on the 6million no one deserves it more so happy for you love to all June xxxxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous stunning card. Love the colours.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue. Fabulous card today. The colours are stunning together. Another great card Sue. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

Dee said...

I look at your blog most days - but this is my first comment. I simply had to post to say what an absolutely beautiful work of art this is - stunning!
Congratulations on the milestone, here's to the next million! Thank you for all your inspiration, I have done so many now!

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I love this soft cool silver and Aqua card, your baubles are lovely, and would look so pretty in any ones craft room, however I will be honest and say it would look soooo much better in my craft room lol. Whoever wins it will be the envy of many.
X Ros

Lunasdatter said...

Hi Sue ..
I just love all of your Cards .. but this one is stunning ..
Greetings from Denmark

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. What a card! Just perfect for Christmas. SueL x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue. Wow, just so beautiful.
Love this colour combination.Hope you have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Anonymous said...

Pretty card. Take care. Claire

Unknown said...

Morning Sue
I think this is one of your best! The colours are gorgeous and the subtlelty of the design is amazing.
Nina x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful Christmas card, very elegant.
Denise X

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow wow wow. This Christmas card is absolutely stunning. I love the Aqua, Silver and White combination. I've been able to get some of the Aqua card thanks to Mrs B. Didn't like to ring the shop after Ally Pally. Although I wAs told I could. As I was saying to you Sue, I love the Grand Labels, but it's now no longer sold by Spellbinders.

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning beautiful card Sue and it would look great on one of my walls, so fingers crossed. Well done on yet another milestone Sue looking forward to the next one yay xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
sorry I forgot to say congrats one on reaching over 6 million. I was interrupted by a phone call. Mind you its throughly deserved as you work so hard for us Wilsonettes. Once again Congratulations.
Hugs to all in need of one today.

Lacelady said...

Oooh, another Christmassy treat. Love the baubles and flowers.

Clarissa said...

Absolutely gorgeous.
Clarissa. X

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This card is so gorgeous Sue, a real statement piece that shows the dies off to perfection.
Anne, I hope Iain is behaving himself and progressing nicely (sounds like a cake cooking!!)
Pam, lovely to see you pop a message on the blog. You've been missed and I hope the pain eases for you.
Sandra, I'll send you an e-mail, been meaning to do it but the decorating has taken over my life at the moment.
Dawn, happy birthday for November. I'm saying it now because as sure as eggs are eggs, I'll miss it.
Yorkielass June, are you ok?
Congrats Sue on 6m+, that's amazing.
Well, can't put it off any longer, paint brush here I come. Gloss painting yet more doors and skirting board in downstairs passage.
Love to all, have the best day you possibly can xx

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous - love the stamps that match hour incredible dies!

Rosie said...

I would love to win this super card.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card love the baubles and poinsettias. Congratulations on the six million hits but it's no surprise as this is definitely the best blog
Hugs and best wishes to everyone

lilygee said...

Magical colour way - love it, so festive.
Lilygee x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the colours together and the baubles are fab!

Congratulations on reaching the next milestone on your blog hits, such a huge achievement.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely stunning, such beautiful colours working together, The layout is fabulous.

Congratulations on reaching another milestone, was that 6 million????? WOW!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

nattyboots said...

This card has it all , festive ,elegant and a real stunner.
Congrats to you lovely Lady .
Elaine H X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, first of all congratulations on reaching 6 million hits, everyone is sooo pleased for you but as you are such a talented lady this is no surprise!

Today's card is gorgeous as usual so different, using aqua card certainly makes a statement. Anyone would be happy to win this one, especially me!

Pam so glad you popped in, you know we are all thinking of you, take care.

Hope everyone is well, hugs to all who need them, Jess x

nannapat said...

Wowee - stupendous card. I love the colours, very wintry. Pat x

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue,
Well done on passing your 6 million milestone Sue congrats you are the best.

Today's card is a WOW WOW WOW it is so "Icy lovely" it say's Christmas all the way.
Have a good day everyone. Susi x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I do love the aqua, silver and white! Makes a really beautiful card, someone will be very lucky to win this one. Have you met Max yet, he looks gorgeous and Sam is so happy! Love Jean xxx

Roisin said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful "icy" card this morning. Well done on your 6 million's not surprising really. As with all of your cards, would love to win this.
Good luck everyone.

Have a great day!


Lesley said...

Lovely card. I do like these colours it makes a nice change from the traditional red gold and green.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Opulent and beautiful

Home tomorrow

Weather improved slightly!

Anonymous said...

Magical - I love the background. Tell me, do you make all your Christmas cards, if so how many, and are they all as detailed as this?! I'm just starting (gulp) to make mine, and trying to be time-efficient by doing each stage in batches. I've done the embossing but not even started on the stamping yet. I've also realised they are going to have to be different colours due to the fact you only get one or two sheets that are the same colour in a 12x12 card pad. Good luck to everyone else starting their Christmas cards. Perhaps I should have started when you started yours Sue. Oh well, there's always next year ;-)

Colleen said...

Absolutely Stunning and Oh, so very rich and elegant looking

Ivonka said...

It's absolutely stunning, Sue and one I would love to own. But of course I love them all! (I've probably said that before). Yxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow - this card really does have the wow factor. I love the aqua and silver together and the sentiment on vellum is just lovely.
Beverley W

Theresa said...

this is just awesome Sue. it works so well. very detailed card. love it. what i don't understand is running a bead along the swirls. what does that mean exactly? hugs xx

Val Jones said...

fantastic card. Just love the cool colours.
Many congratulations Sue 6 million is a heck of a milestone.
Love Val in Spain x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

WOW. Sooooo stunning. Who wouldn't want to win this card. Bet you get a lot more followers today.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

shabbycraftcabin said...

Morning Sue,

Such a stunning card. Perfect for the wintry season. Love the colours together.


Ivy L xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, wow a stunning Christmas card. With the white, aqua and silver a cold icy very elegant look. I love it. Congratualtions on your blog followers milestone achievement.

SHARICA said...

I Adore this card .. Infact I must buy the dies and do a version :)

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue, WOW just looked at the counter and its over the 6 million mark.
Now come on - who wouldn't want to win this gorgeous card or any card of yours come to that.
Elegant, sparkly, frosty and utterly fab.

Love and hugs to everyone.

jane said...

Hi Sue.
This is really something else Sue so so beautiful.
I am amazed and so pleased you took all what must have been a lot of planning and making, to share this with us a very very big thank you.
Congratulations on reaching this amazing milestone it just shows how many people follow and respect all the wonderful work you do.

Have a lovely day
Jane xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Wow! Gorgeous card. I really love it. As you know I'm going through an aqua phase at the moment so this is ideal! Will certainly give it a try but as I don't have that particular EF will have to adapt - maybe use the large snowflake/starry stamp. Many congratulations on reaching over 6million! You deserve it and so much more!
Thanks for the daily inspiration and friendship which we have with you and each other. xx
Pam - lovely to see you paying a little visit. It was a beautiful message posted by Robbie's Mum . So uplifting in every way. Take care xx
Maureen - happy painting! You are doing a great job. Do you sing along to the radio while you work?
Steph - know what you mean about the aqua card. I love it and was only using it for special cards but it might get your momentum going. You could then keep that card and make it in other colourways! This may not make any sense at all - feel free to ignore it. Lol x
Diane - all the very best with the wedding cake. Well done on making so many!
Sandra - difficult one ! If I were you I wouldn't want to lose my own "brand name" . There's sharing - and there's sort of taking over. After all you both make different items so why would you have the same " name". It's tricky but I think you are right - stick with your own lovely name. Now I said it! xx
Vicki - hope all went well yesterday.
Love to all Myra,
PS. Norah - I'm counting down the days until my next visit to Scotland. Coming up to The Trossachs. would you mind booking some fine weather?!! Hope you have recovered from your weekend. Xx

Nana on the Hill said...

This is a stunning card Sue, l love it.

nzillingworth said...


Unknown said...

Yes please Sue... would love to win this stunning creation.
You have an amazing talent... I relish every post and love learning from the master. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue love this card I am going to try& do the best I can to copy it for a few special friends,thank-you for all the hours you put into card making for us. Karen M.826

Unknown said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, love everything about it.

JAO said...

Lovely, would like to win this,I'm not well this week it would cheer me up.

Judith said...

Good morning and congratulations on passing the 6 million mark - this card is simply stunning - the dies colours everything! Are perfect together - there again what else would I expect! Hugs Judith x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely Christmas Card. The colour combination is stunning. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Annie Stamps said...

Superb card Sue. I love silver and white at Christmas. Annie P x said...

Wow - what a stunner! Whoever wins this is in for a real Christmas treat and a new ornament for their home!!! Susan x

camelot67 said...

Such a fabulous card today - I love the colours you've chosen. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

Margaret A.

Joy said...

This is the best ever Sue....Just love it Joy x

Jean Bullock said...

The most beautiful Christmas card ever! The ornament stamp and die is gorgeous. The best I have seen amongst the stamps and dies available. Would I like to win it. YES! I would love to win it. I pinned of course.

utilitygirl said...

Lovely, lovely card, so pretty

Unknown said...

What a wonderful, flamboyant, extravagant Christmas Card.

Many congratulations on achieved over 6million visits to your blog, which is inspirational and that you work so hard to produce.

Happy Days

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another of your stunningly superb creations today.
I love this fab design, and the colours are wonderful.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Deana Kerrigan said...

This is beautiful (as are all of your cards!). I adore the colours - my favourites of aqua and silver so how could I not love it. Festive yet with a modern take on it. The latest numbers says it all - you're the best Sue. Carry on the good work x

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
Congratulations on hitting the 6,000,000+ on your blog, it's all down to your hard work and effort, thank you, thank you, thank you.
Today's card is just stunning, I love the vellum Poinsettias and flag, the Aqua card is just the perfect colour, it really gives a lovely frosty feel. I would love to win the card. It would hold pride of place on the mantelpiece.
Have a good day, Love Brenda xxx

PAM - lovely to see your name, on the blog we have missed you, just take it a day at a time - and if you don't feel like leaving a message we understand, and will continue to send you hugs, love and prayers.
Will be checking out Careingbridge website later.

SANDRA - I know you don't want to offend the stallholder you will be sharing with, but why can't she put both of your names on the flyers, you are sharing the cost, also your sale items are quite different. SORRY hope that doesn't sound mean.

STEPH - you WILL get your cards sorted, You have had your moment of panic, just don't push yourself to hard, we all know you can get them finished. Sending crafty hugs.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, very wintery.
Best wishes to all.

Susan McG x

Angela L said...

Another lovely Christmas card , nice and frosty looking

Pattyb said...

Sue, thus card is GORGEOUS! Love the colors you used and the sparkle!

Myra from Florida said...

Love the muted Christmas colors. Also the poinsettias of all sizes. How did you get the look of the ones at the top right of the page? They almost look inverted! Really nice. I will be casing this for sure. Well, with my own twists, of course, since I've never been able to do one like you do it. Just not the same. But I will keep trying, of course.

Sharon said...

Hello Sue,
What an amazing card. I would frame this and have it in prime position in my front room as my Christmas 2014 new decoration. Stunning.
Congratulations on your 6 million
Love your work
Sharon x

Crafty Clare said...

Hi Sue
Just love silver, beautiful card.

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue, What a stunning card love your color combinations and layout. Will try to create this since I have started purchasing your dies. Hope I can do it but you always have that special touch that I don't think anyone can do .You are unique just like your work. Love Dorothy

Rach83 said...

Wowzers! That is one stunning card, Sue! I love the colours together - so frosty and great for Christmas. Your die cuts and gorgeous layering just makes this card into a showstopper.

Thanks for a great giveaway. Congratulations on reaching your next blog milestone.

Rachel x

Pauline A said...

Such a gorgeous card, as Christmas isn't Christmas without a few baubles and I love this stamp. The colours are lovely too. Congratulations on reaching 6 million . Hugsxx Pauline A

Crafty Tash said...

This is so delightful Sue. I really think it is one the nicest Christmas cards I have seen to date. I love the colour combination. I don't have this stamp in my collection but I am hoping I may add it at some point and would be overcomed with joy to win this card. Your are becoming a national treasure amongst us crafters. Natasha Cole

brenda said...

One word, beautiful x

Cathie said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Love the aqua and silver. Your instructions on how to make this card will be so easy to follow. Think this card should be on its way to Canada for sure. It is frosty here at the moment.

Congratulations on reaching a new milestone. 6 million is just unbelievable but know it will go even higher. You are such an inspiration to us all.

Darlene from SK said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the colour combinations and would love to win this card. Thank you for the opportunity.

Cazzie D said...

Oh Sue what a stunning card. My favourite colour combo for Chtistmas. Love it, love it, love it. So elegant and special. Would love to own this one. Caz x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic card, love the colours, very Christmas,
Keep them coming
Audrey O'Brien, Wicklow, Ireland

fairysparkle said...

Oh my this is just stunning Sue ,thank you for the chance .x

CraftyJo said...

This is gorgeous, would happily give it a new home ;)

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love it.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Donna Ellis said...

How incredibly blingy yet elegant! I love your festiveness captured with those amazing shapes and colors! AND WOW! 6 million! That is fabulous, and you completely deserve kudos in the outstanding products which entice us all! hugs, de

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, absolutely gorgeous card, I love it. Each element has been crafted to perfection.

Congratulations on reaching 6 million plus hits. A fantastic achievement and so well deserved.

Pam, so pleased to see you dropping in, looking forward to your return when you feel you are able.

Steph, rather than think of how many cards you have to make in total try breaking it down into bite-sized chunks - close family, extended family, friends etc and then some for sale. It shouldn't feel so daunting then and may help with the mojo :-)


Jaccards said...

Have been away for a few days, but come back to this lovely card, just love the silver and blue, poinsettias look fantastic!!

hollyberry said...

A very beautiful and elegant card.

KathR said...

Who wouldn't want the chance to own such a beautiful card, I love the colour combo, it as such a wonderful winter feel about it...

Eemeli said...

This is absolutely perfect for the occasion. Very festive and sooooo icy!
Love the embossed silver with that gorgeous metallic look. Calm and peaceful
overall (very pretty color scheme).


Unknown said...

A lovely card with the cool colour of the aqua and the vellum it gives it the wow factor, another hit.

Anonymous said...

Its oh so fine- icy and cool
aqua, silver & white like a precious jewel.
Try it in pink and periwinkle too
perfect combos from a lass named Sue..

Beverly Fuchs said...

I simply love this card. It is both elegant and beautiful. The color combination of silver and aqua is ideal and the touches of cosmic snow and tiny pearls make it just perfect.

terrie said...

This card has the WOW factor..
It's's elegant...
it's shimmery and it's awesome...
Anyone would love to have this card in their mailbox...
Well done Sue

Anonymous said...

congatulationd on that milestone Sue. Think this is my favourite Christmas card so far, just love baubles

Anonymous said...

congatulationd on that milestone Sue. Think this is my favourite Christmas card so far, just love baubles
Jean T

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, an exceptionally beautiful card today - love everything about it! You will make someone very happy indeed!!! Congrats on going over 6 million - yippee!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Anonymous said...

Lovely icy colours today. Congratulations on hitting the 6m mark! Linda S

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is so lovely, I especially like the background embossing folder. Just another lovely card.
Annie B, Irchester, Northants

Unknown said...

Fab card. Wish I could make stuff like that. Maybe one day.

Gail said...

Wow, wow, wow just luv everything about this card - it is gorgeous xx GailT xx

Cameeli said...

Hi Sue and all the crew, left a message yesterday but it did not register for some unknown reason.
So I can only say that I really liked both yesteredays' and todays offerings. I love the bauble stamps and crisp festive iced snow look of todays card very contemporary.

Huge congratulations on reaching 5 Million what an achivement your must be delighted.

Pam so glad that you managed to stop by, we are all thinking of you. xx
Wow too looked on Marisa's blog fantastic designs too.

Well have a nice evening if you can I will be spending it with my son and his wife and the
baby bump...
take care in the rain..
hugs to everyone
Cameeli xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

ooPP! sis Million!!
Must be having Senior moments
Cameeli xxxx

DMJ said...

another lovely card, Sue, and congrats on reaching that magical number!!!!

Doreen x

Unknown said...

I really love the colour combination, I think it's really fresh looking.

Unknown said...

This card is gorgeous so icy and elegant.
Congrats on the 6 million plus and as many others have said I am not surprised and I think you should demand a recount as I think it is probably more than this.
Pam lovely to see you felt able to post a comment hope each day sees you feeling a little brighter but take it as it comes and don't forget we're all here for you wishing you well and sending hugs a plenty.
Norah I am glad it is bright with you - here it is just plain miserable - that fine rain that ends up with you being soaking wet.
Hope everyone has a good end to their day. Take care all. Helen K xx

Unknown said...

Hello Sue

Wow, wow, wow.

What a stunning card - so very cool. Absolutely beautiful.


Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Congratulations on the 6 million and a bit views- I switched to desktop view to get a 'live' number but the counter won't show on the mobile, never mind. I love Christmas cards in pastel colours, it's kind of my thing when I make for certain people in my life. This is a stunner though and I'm itching to get started on mine but I've been pretty horizontal this week still so I shall just plan, plan, plan!

Pam, good to hear from you, I actually read your post, went straight to Robbie's page and came back. Sending hugs x

The sleepiness is back and I want to get Billy out in the garden quickly so I must leave it there. Hugs to you all with extra for those that need them.

Happy crafting

T x

purplenana said...

Hi Sue

What a lovely lovely card, in fact it's the wow factor. I would also like to say a big thank you once again for the chance to win this beautiful card, who knows it could be me this week.
Lynda G

Lorraine Mcneil said...

Omg, Want a chance to win it?? Yes, Yes, Yes, please. This is amazing, as always. You are just so unbelievable. EVERY card you make is simply adorable xxxx

hotpotato said...

Oh my Sue what a stunning card, I think this is your best Christmas one yet.

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