Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Star Spray Background

Hi crafters!  Today's video shows you that you can use a finishing touch die to make a very pretty and different looking background!  I hope you like it!

John Lockwood has shows on Hochanda today at 9am, 2pm and 6pm using some beautiful new floral watercolour look stamps drawn by Sam Poole too!  You won't want to miss his great demos!

The finished dimensions are 8" x
 9 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Love this card Sue. Love those flowers
Daily thoughts and jugs to Melody, Francis and family. Tracey, you did well to try work but at the moment you just need some time. You will be back there soon. Take care of yourself first. To all who are going through a bad time I send plenty of hugs.
Have a good day everyone

Kate's Cards said...

Very bold!

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another fantastic card, will watch video when hubby wakes up. Hope you are enjoying yourself over there.

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

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Classic black and white and gorgeous poinsettias. A real winner today!! Thank you, will watch the video later. I don't have the star spray but thinking of the holly....
Have a lovely day
Muriel x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Very striking card I have some birthday cards to finish and I might do something like this
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Anonymous said...

Another beauty Sue. Clever use of finishing touch die . Look forward to watching video later. JJxx

auscrafts said...

Classic colours always look good

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card! The star spray is really pretty and useful too. Surprisingly, I actually like the black poinsettias as well. Sending love and hugs to Melody, Francis and Tracy - thinking of all of you. Must dash now, off to Catch train up to Edinburgh for the day - part of my 60 th birthday present from a couple of friends. This is the first time the 3 of us have had available since May - the joys of retirement!! Love and hugs to all, Alison xxxxx

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
A great video and beautiful card. Thank you.
Take care Kitty.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the star die love the pointsettia flowers done in black thank you tracyw video great to

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, absolutely adore this card, the background is wonderful with the star spray. Will catch up on the video a bit later. Take care and have a wonderful day all. Bx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card as Muriel said I have the holly spray also I could use that to the same effect a fabulous idea.
Nancyd xx

JAO said...

Beautiful card Sue, love all the different textures.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Great card today.
I agree with Nancy that the holly spray would work too as a background.
Monochrome is always a favourite of mine.
Stay safe out there eveyone.
Anne M xx

hollyberry said...

A beautiful card and a very clever way to make a background.

Lizzybea said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card, it's so pretty.
I am at work today so will miss Johns shows as I do yours on Hochanda
I am not able to get the shows on the TV to record like Create and Craft.
Are you doing any more shows on Create and Craft?
I miss watching you..
Have a good day.
Liz x

Lizzybea said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card, it's so pretty.
I am at work today so will miss Johns shows as I do yours on Hochanda
I am not able to get the shows on the TV to record like Create and Craft.
Are you doing any more shows on Create and Craft?
I miss watching you..
Have a good day.
Liz x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card and a very clever use of the star sprays, love the monochrome poinsettias too.
Tracy - you did so well to go back to work at all but you need to concentrate on you and not try to be brave all the time for others. It's a very scary time but you WILL get through it. Sending hugs to all. Sue XXX

Jan on the Fosse said...

Striking card today, so beautiful and so different.
Just love.

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, just beautiful monochrome my favourite!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Just beautiful Sue, love it all.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Unknown said...

Morning sue.

I love monochrome the best. Very classy.
I just love that wee star spray.
When u back on hochanda sue?? I'm having withdrawal symptoms lol xx

I think I'll be staying in bed my throat an head is in agony I must've run myself down with all the crying I did yesterday ;-(. I just couldn't control it :-(. Anyways if I feel a bit better later I'll get up an make a few cards I think In between watching john on hochanda. Lol
Love to all and hugs who need good homes xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love mono chrome cards & with my favourite poinsettia flowers. The star spray is lovely but I agree with others the holly spray would work to. Yvonne xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card-love black & white on any card.


Unknown said...

GM Sue. Such a classy card. Like it!

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Wonderful card with a glorious background. Very tactile!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Pat said...

Hi Sue
Great card and another innovative ideas, thank you
Pat x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the colours xx hazel

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card in such a lovely colour combination and using the Star Spray die, which is very near to the top of my wishlist. Having seen this great tutorial I think I need to move it to the top!! X

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning Christmas card. I love how you have created the background. I think I need the Star Spray die set. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful and great idea to use the die this way xx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, I don't normally like black, BUT this card is stunning, you are so clever.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Unknown said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card. Love the background and everything really. Thank you for sharing. Watch video later. Hugs Heather.x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card. Love the background and everything really. Thank you for sharing. Watch video later. Hugs Heather.x

crossstitchmarg said...

Beautiful card today Sue, I wish I had your talent.

Have a lovely day

dmjones said...

Another lovely video, Sue, must try that technique!!

Doreen x

Unknown said...

Love the card
Love the background
And the monochrome too!

rosiejt said...

That card is just lovely. Need to watch the video now!

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue, will watch video later x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the star sprays, they give just the right effect. Beautiful monochrome card.

Love Rosemarie xx

sued99 said...

Love this card. Black and white is always so elegant.

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
really lovely card using the star sprays-thanks for the video also. x

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

This is just gorgeous!...will be trying out this idea with my holly spray dies...


cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a brilliant idea using the sprays as a background it looks gorgeous. I love all your sprays they give your cards a finishing touch (maybe that's why they are in your finishing touch section lol!). Beautiful card and the poinsettias look great in black and silver.
Hugs x
Heather T

Unknown said...

Awesome card Sue - love black and white and the background is gorgeous

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A very classy elegant card. I look forward to watching the video.
Thanks for giving the times of John's shows.
B xx

jenny Briggs said...

Beautiful card sue I love that colour combination its so clasdy

Anne said...

A beautiful card, Sue. Will watch the video later.

Anne (Northampton)

Unknown said...

Morning Sue. This is a really clever idea making further use of this lovely die. My daughter has it so I may have to borrow it for a short time. Tidying my craft room today I KNOW there is a desk in there lol. Have a great day everybody hugs Sylvia xx

Jane Franklin said...

Fabulous card and video. Just love the elegance of it. Best wishes to all jxxx

Anonymous said...

LOVE this card, Sue, and great video too - thank you. Must try the background, don't have the starry spray but can try with holly, like Muriel. All so classic and elegant.
Happy big 60 Alison, have a great day.
And Tracey, have a calm and crafty time if you can, big day tomorrow.

'P' in Wales

SueJ said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue, great video, thank you.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Another very elegant card

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very beautiful card love black and white. love Jean Z xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Again another stunner
Carol x

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, love the black and white.
Lorna D

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, I love the background :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
I will watch the Video ..but a cup of Tea first!lol
I have enjoyed watching Phill, so now its John again tonight?
Love this card Sue !
Take care
Love Marg

TOB said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, great video. The star spray is so beautiful.
Hugs to all who need them.xxx

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue, stunning card, love it. We are being spoiled by Hochanda, looking forward to todays demos by Phil and John

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card again. xx

Jan.moogie said...

Just watched the video and loved it. Great card done by a fantastic designer. Thank you for sharing, hugs xxx

hettygarlick said...

Very classy card. Again the clever background Sue! I think I'm going to have a go at something with that type of background today and see how I get on.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue, I loved your video on this design and the card was so creative and beautiful, great idea!, thank you from Lianne Morrison

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a beautiful card and I just love the way you have used the star sprays for the background, so clever and so effective. The video explains everything so clearly. Am looking forward to all the shows today on Hochanda, best wishes

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeous card Sue. I love the idea of the sprays and the glitter. Very effective and a great card for someone special. Thank you. Xx

Marion said...

hi Sue stunning card ,love it.
Marion H

nattyboots said...

Delightful card , i love it .
Elaine H X

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue, this is a real bold statement card, just love it & it would stand out from all other cards, love it. Enjoyed Phil's show last night & looking forward to John today - a Creative Expressions take over on Hochanda. Take care everyone.

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

I also like the sprays and glitter. The black and white is very elegant.


Jan from NSW (Aus)

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card what more can one say, looks fantastic in black and white.
Ginnie x

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card so striking. I have not had time to watch vidio as yet but will look forward to doing so later. My crafty weekend went wrong as usual. Partner went away as planed but 95 yr old father had problems instead so still did not get round to playing with my snowflake dies . Never mind may be in fortnights time.
Love Hilary

Jackie Meechan said...

Very striking the black flowers. I like it. Gorgeous card

Scottydog said...

Forgot to say hope everything goes well tomorrow Tracey, remember the Wilsonettes are all with you! X

sandieann21 said...

Love using this star spray, especially when I glitter the stars. Think it might be useful to have two lots when attempting this card which is beautiful. Loops like a lot to cut out.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Love the sprays and hoping to watch your video later. So much to watch today with the boys on the box. SueL x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Wow a really striking card Sue! Off to watch the video.
Rosemary xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, a really beautiful card this morning, I love all the backgrounds and that poinsettia looks stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Unknown said...

Morning sue this is absolutely wonderful I love the dies you have used and your design is wonderful

Debs A xxx

Unknown said...

Beautiful stylish card! Lovely use of the star sprays and the poinsettias look gorgeous. Debra x

Unknown said...

Stunning stunning sue love this creation
Just watching phill using your flowers on his cards love always sue xxxxxxxxjune horrocks

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, loving this card, black and white always works on any cards.
Will try this with my holly spray.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a great idea, would never have thought of that!
Makes such a beautiful elegant card, must get some diamond sprinkles and sticky sheets!

Anonymous said...

Hi there Sue. May I ask, your cardigan, did it give you the inspiration for a striplet ? As it's quite similar to the eternal ring I think.
Love the idea of using the star spray as a border/background and I'm lucky to have been bought that as a gift from a lovely friend I found here on your blog. I've never had much luck just embossing through a die it always cuts far too much then looks too messy to use, but on a positive note, the foundation card and the quality of the die enables you to cut 2 star sprays at one time which cuts down on prep time. Watching our Phill have a fab fun time demo'ing his new collection of stamps and other beautiful Cosmic Shimmer goodies along with the most lovely folders.
Have a fun day.

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x love the sprays as a background they give it lots of texture x I shall look forward to watching the video later its my treat and incentive to get the housework done quicker ! Although I would much rather be crafting x
Thanks wheely bad for your thoughts x my stepdad was only 56 when he died so it took us all quite a while to get over the shock especially for my brother as it was his birthday x
Yvonne and rebecca hope you are both fine x
Special hugs to tracy for tomorrow and wish I could wipe away your tears xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card, very different.
Evis M.

Tressa said...

Another beautiful card Sue. Black and white can often be stark but the use of the gloss black card to make the poinsettias gives this card a real touch of flair. Makes me wonder how using the matching stamps and gold gilding flakes would look. Need to get some of this card!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
This is sooooo gorgeous. I will certainly use that idea for the background and, I hate to admit it, but the black poinsettia certainly looks amazing.
Alimecca Alison, have a great time in Edinburgh, one of my favourite places to go for a day out.
Tracy, love, hugs, prayers and will be thinking of you tomorrow.
Rebecca and all who are in pain in mind or body, having treatment, waiting for treatment or are carers, love and prayers.
Maureen xxxx

Karen M said...

Hello Sue,
Stunning card & the video is very good,striking colour way very effective,
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Sparrow said...

There are so many of your smaller dies that could be used with this idea, that one will never need to buy another background stamp again! LOL!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
STUNNERO ............. that's what this card is. Absolutely beautiful, you are such a talented lady.
Hugs, Rose

cheryl brown said...

Morning Sue,

Oh my, today's card is a real classic and has changed my mind about using B/W for Christmas cards.
I do not have the star spray only the holly boughs so this morning as I am feeling not too good again, I shall be having a try out on the larger background with them.

Love & hugs to all those who need one and I hope your day will be kinder to you.
Cheryl xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. Very elegant in the white and black. Beautiful poinsettias and the spray of stars. Thanks for the video.

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Oh this is stunning Sue, so elegant, stylish and chic. It's amazing the difference the black gloss card can make to the overall look of a project and yet it is not over the top. I love how you have put the silver skeleton poinsettia petals over the black gloss as it just takes it down that wee bit but shows up so much. I love the starry sprays but they are on the list which is ever growing. Thank you Sue and such a beautiful, stylish start to the morning with this stunner, have a good day flower.
Cheryl flower, i'm sorry that you're still feeling ill, i wish you were a bit better by now but i'm sending hugs to you.
Tracey flower, i am sending special healing hugs out to you. I'm so very sorry that you are going through this terrible ordeal and i think we all fully understand just how down it can make you. I am sending up some prayers in the hope with everything i have crossed that you get some good news soon. I hope that your pounding headache subsides soon as you are going through more than your fair share the now.
To all that are going through what i can only describe as the very worst on this earth i send you healing hugs and hope that my prayers for you all are answered.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love how you have made the background with the really lovely spray die, this on features on a lot of my cards this year.
Have a good day.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

A lovely elegant card today.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love this delicate and intricate die you have used for the background, gorgeous card.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A very striking and classy card today. Beautiful. Will watch the video later.

Love Helen x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant and classy.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Unknown said...

Love monochrome cards - so very elegant. The background looks absolutly great.

in Sheffield

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and I love the way you have created the background, I am going to use this technique more often, so far I have just used border dies. The star spray is gorgeous but not just for Christmas though. A couple of weeks ago I cut it in gold mirri for a Golden Wedding Anniversary card. The order was for fireworks, sparkles & swirls which I think I managed with a lot of help from more of your dies and I'm happy to say they were very pleased with it.

'P' in Wales - hope your ginger boy gets a good report from the vet.
Piety - welcome to the best and friendliest blog. Sue is the best teacher ever.
Tracy - hope your head and throat clear and you can enjoy some crafting and TV.

My thoughts are with all those who are unwell in one way or another.


Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
A very stiing card. The Star Spraydie makes a reaaly nice border, and the Pointsettias in Black and Silver are rather classy.

Margaret xxx

Anonymous said...

Really pretty card and always enjoy your videos. Jan D., Florida, USA

Marjeta said...

What can I say. Simply gorgeous. White and black cobmbination is realy elegant.


Alison D said...

Hi Sue, love todays card. Using the star spray die as the background is inspired and creates a perfect backdrop for your focal element. I shall have to copy this idea. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Good morning Sue! Wow...this card is absolutely stunning. The black, white and silver are so striking and using the star spray die as a background is pure genius. Thank you once again for the fantastic video!

Sending special hugs to Tracy. Hope you are feeling better and are able to get out of bed to do some crafting to cheer you. I know, the waiting is the worst...try to hang in there and dig down deep for your beautiful positive attitude. That will get you through this.

Hugs also to Melody, Francis and Molly and Txcowgirl and anyone else who's going through a rough time.

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue
This is such an elegant card the star spray is so effective used as a background Hope you're enjoying yourself with your Mum.
Lynne L

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue
This is such an elegant card the star spray is so effective used as a background Hope you're enjoying yourself with your Mum.
Lynne L

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, I don't usually like black Christmas Cards, but you have just converted me. I think this card is fabulous. Really love the Star Spray. It's also great on Children's Birthday cards.
Hope you are enjoying your break away.

Jan Ltc said...

Great and video thank you xx Jan

shabbycraftcabin said...

Just watched the video over lunch, love the colours and black gloss cardstock. Off to buy them now :-). Thank you. Love, Ivy xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I was really puzzled this morning! Was this an EF that I hadn't seen? Very possibly! It looked more 3D than that! Then I watched the video! Wow what a clever idea! I love the Star sprays and they aren't just for Christmas either. I think someone else mentioned that! Now I have another technique to try. The card is beautiful. It's hard to believe sometimes that something as beautiful as this begins as a flat sheet of card / cards!!
Tracey - sorry you had a bad time yesterday! Hope you feel a little better today. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Melody and family - thinking of you all today.
Txcowgirl - love and prayers for you and your family also.
Saw Phill's show last night - very good! It's just super to see so much of CE products and Team!
Love to all,
Myra xxx

Rach83 said...

Beautiful card, Sue. Love the background and the flowers. Another stunner.

Rachel x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I love black and white it always looks so dramatic. You have used some of my favourite dies and I really like the effect of the gloss card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Sue.
Gr Karin

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful elegant card, love the background with the star sprays and great video as always
Gentle caring hugs for Tracy and melody and anyone else who needs one

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I really love this card!!! Striking...!!!!

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous card, I love the star spray die and making the background with it is a great idea.
Thanks for all the great inspiration,
Heather Treble

BenteS said...

Just beautiful, love it!

Jean said...

Simply stunning!

NancyR said...

Love the combo of the black, white and silver. Non-traditional, yet striking. Love everything you do, Sue. Please demo on the east coast USA sometime as I would love to see you! Thanks for all your inspiration.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card and I do like the background,very clever.
Have been watching John all weekend and now I get to watch Phill and John on the same day,perfect.

CraftyJo said...

It's gorgeous - love everything about it :)

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
I know I say it everyday but when it comes to your cards the only thing you can I is that they're beautiful, every single one I've seen!! As always another great video and a great idea for the finishing touches dies I will definitely pinch that idea so thanks for sharing.

Linda xx

gailgale said...

Another great card !!!!

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for a lovely video. This is a beautiful card :)

Bejay said...

Hi, Sue,
What a stunner!!! I always love the black and white cards (almost as much as the white on white). The black poinsettia flowers are really striking!
Bejay x

ursula said...

A stunning card, love the background, thanks for the video...luv Ursula xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Gorgeous, classic Sue Wilson style and dramatic Christmas card today. Lovely. Thanks for the video.

Su said...

Lovely card Sue. Watched John and he did some great demos...more to come in a little while.

Thanks for the video too - easy technique but so effective and well demo-ed/explained as is your usual very natural style of teaching.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

This one is definitely a wow card and though the recent spate have all been stunning, think this one has to be my favourite for a long time or at least up there with the best. I love the monochrome, but think the whole effect is simply classy and elegant and this is right up my straight as a card to give to that special person.

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow Sue! Fantastic video (as always!) x Love love love the monochrome x So elegant and classy x Gorgeously stunning!Just to say "thank you" for all the prep time and the videos that you do/put in to make your stunning cards that makes it so wonderful for us to see x "Thank you Sue" xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs too to all our Wilsonettes who are in need of some xx Love Karen xx

Linda Graham said...

Beautiful card Sue, love it, thank you, Linda x

DeeDee7770 said...

Awesome card! Love the elegance of black and white. The detail is lovely in the pointsettia and star spray. Classy is the perfect word for this creation. Have a beautiful day.

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Lovely card sue and thanks for showing it to us. Have had a great day watching all the demos.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! Love the star spray border.. Very lovely!
Moxie Craftie

Unknown said...

love the black and white cards. Beautiful

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What. a stunning card, this is such a beautiful background too and wow the black poinsettia s really work well. You really are spoiling us. Thank you. I've really enjoyed watching John on Hochanda today, I had to stop what I was doing and watch because he was so inspirational, I didn't take much notice on C&C because his demos always seemed so rushed but he really is a great crafter and Hochanda gives him the time to demo.
Take care
Love Diane G xxxx

Tracey I hope all goes well for you tomorrow sending you a big hug xxxx

Olga said...

Excellent card and color combo!!! Lovely flower! Olga Ko

patwyn said...

Hi Sue,

I love how you have done the background on this beautiful card. I haven't got the star spray die but I will certainly try this technique with other dies. Black is not a colour I use for flowers but I love the pointsettias on this card, the white really sets them off.

Tracey: hope you managed some rest today and maybe some craft therapy. Hugs.

Melody, Francis and family: thinking of you all and sending hugs.

Pat xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card, love it, Kate x

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue a very beautiful card today love monochrome.xx

Wacki Macky said...

Such a lovely striking card today Sue, thank you.

Pearl x

Dawn Holben said...

Wow Sue this is so gorgeous, I really love the detail from the embossed snowflake die and the finishing touches around the edges with the snow.
Just absolutely love this one.

Laura O said...

wow Sue this is stunning ,great card love the background ,Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Just managed to watch the video- lovely card.
Beverley W

Theresa said...

very classy black and white card. i had to buy those star sprays....too pretty, hugs xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

What a clever idea! I have wondered about doing such things with leaves and swirls but now another die is on my list! I love monochrome anyway so this is a winner for me.

Asleep on and off all day but I did catch a little of the things Phill and John were doing on Hochanda.

Theresa w, that's so sad. 56 is no age at all. Hope things get easier in the days ahead for your family as the first anniversary is the hardest, hugsxxx

Tracy, I had a bit of a melt down 2-3 ago, howling my eyes out for several hours. Felt exhausted next day but felt better than before hand. It's been a lot for you to take in in a short space of time so don't be hard on yourself. I will be thinking of you tomorrow, with a hand to hold and hugs all the way xxx

Thinking of Melody and family an Txcowgirl and anyone else having a difficult time, hugs to all of you and hoping for only good things.

I must go, Billy wants to go check that the garden is the same as it was before he went for a walk!

Plenty of hugs to go around with lits extra where they're needed,

T x

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and your crafty crew!

What a joy to behold! Today's card is truly stunning, everything about it is design perfection- the colour palette is so classic and sophisticated, like a LBD, particularly the unusual black/silver poinsettias. The background technique is simply ingenious and is a look that can be achieved with any number of dies- luckily I have all the required elements and I will really enjoy blatantly copying your work...so sorry I don't have a creative bone in my body:-)....I've watched the demo before today but will refresh my memory first since you can never watch too many of your YouTube videos I say!
I had plans to get a head start on my Chrimbo cards today but my plans went out the window when I received my Hochanda parcel of dies- my mum fortunately answered the door so my Postie was spared my inappropriate exuberance. That's my second order that has been delivered in less than 48 hrs, what a wonderful service compared with deliveries fron C&C which take 10 to 14 days! I added to my Noble collection, began my Configurations collection and got an expression and striplet die so I am well chuffed. Storage is becoming a challenge however, I've just bought yet another Tonic ringbinder, my 10th so far, and I'm going to need a room just to store them all in...no wonder I can't keep track, how on earth does Sue manage to remember all of her designs when she makes a card I'll never know!
So, I spent the entire afternoon organising them into the appropriate folders by category in the hope that I can keep track of them easier...fat chance though!
Beth, loved your idea with the egg carton as storage for your smoothies, unfortunately it wouldn't work for me because I have to hide them in a drawer away from Brodies prying paws- he's pilfered 3 so far and hidden them god knows where, nothing in my craftroom is safe...perhaps I should train him to use my GC so that I can whizz through my cards quicker? If he can open doors surely he is only one step away from turning a handle!
Saba& wheely bad, I would love to show you a picture of my handsome boy, he has green eyes, spots on his belly and down his spine..a characteristic of the breed..and is black silver and tan. He is wild but very loving and tactile, more like a dog than a cat- my fault for confusing him with the lead:-)
Beth, my Uncle is picking up bit by bit, he's still in ICU and will be for 6 weeks until he can breath on his own, his lungs are only working 19% of their total capacity! but he is a fighter. He was desperate for a cigarette and when my Mum refused he told her to 'f### off back to Scotland!' So I guess he must be feeling perkier:-)
Special thoughts go to Tracey for your appointment tomorrow, I hope you had a better day dearxxxx
And also to Melody, Francis and Milly, good luck with your hospital visits tooxxxx
On a lighter note, happy 60th Alison, hope you enjoyed your day in Auld Reekiexxx
Yvonne and Rebecca, hope you are ok?


terrie said...

Beautiful black and white card...it turned out really nice.
I just did a black and white for a challenge it was very plain compared to yours...
Thanks for sharing...well done Sue

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card in monochrome, such a pretty background with just a few star sprays, how clever is that. You have some wonderful ideas!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Lesley said...

Just watched the video what an elegant card. Ian not usually a fan of black and white for Christmas cards but this one changes my mind. Hope you are enjoying your time away.

A Happercrafter6 said...

What a lovely card. I have the star spray die but never thought of using it like this.

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Haven't had a chance to watch the video yet.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue and all!

How clever are you. That background is beautiful. So much texture and added bling. It's a shame to cover it up!

Thanks for the lovely videos they are a godsend!

Big hug
Julie E

nannapat said...

Stunning card Sue, it looks so elegant. Great video, thank you. Pat x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Late as usual with my comment
WOW Sue this is one stunning cards and so Elegant
Take care
Hazel G XX

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Friends
Gorgeous card Sue love the background very clever how do you think of all these techniques.
Hope your enjoying your time with your mom x
Love & Hug's xx

Tracy sorry you had a bad day yesterday hope your throat & headache is better today.Did you manage to make a card.
I will be thinking of you tomorrow my dear friend sending you Big Hug's love Lynda xxxx

Melody Francis & Molly thinking of you all Sending Hug's xxx

TOB THERESA sending Big Hug's your way xxx

Hug's for all my Friends xxxx

Eunice said...

This is such a magnificent card Sue!! Love the star sprays!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, this is so pretty!

Saba said...

Hello Sue
Gorgeous is the only word for this card. I love monochrome soooo much.
Watched both Phill and John today, both were brilliant. Please congratulate Sam on her fabulous stamps, clever girl they are gorgeous. Nice to see her back.

Tracy, you are in my thoughts, will be thinking of you tomorrow.
Melody and CX Cowgirl you are also being thought of. Love and prayers for you all.

Saba xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card.
Thank you for the demo.
Veronique L

Di said...

Hi Sue,
11a beautiful stunning card, love black and white too,
Di B, x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card. Love the way you have used the die for the background and then added some bling. You can never have to many poinsettia cards ready for christmas and the black & white looks very elegant. Thanks for another informative video. Hope you are having a lovely time away.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

melody said...

Hi Sue. Absolutely beautiful card I really do love this one I am now going to watch the video. Take Care Melody xxxXxx

Thanks for all the kind thoughts an wishes for Francis he got the ok on liver today, so now he as to make the choice if to have the op or just let let things take its course an hope for much longer than they say,may good I don't know how people are meant to pick from choice Mike this its all seems so crazy they need to know by the 21sr or it end up being to late to choose xxx

Molly sweethearyif you happen to come in an read the blog DO NOT say anything to the girls dad is going to tell after 21st xxxx

Unknown said...

Yes, I know this is Black and White, but I really like this card !!!
Stunning, Sue :-)

Hugs to everyone,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Unknown said...

Ps. I enjoyed both Phil and John's shows, which I recorded.
Phil's sell out was amazing !!
Well done boys !! LOL !!

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Sandy H said...

Beautiful design. Love the background using the Star Spray.
Take care everyone.

Dawn Louise said...

Wow, stylish, striking and beautiful and inspirational, thanks sue x

craftynanna jo said...

Gorgeous card Sue and a brilliant video, yesterdays card was lovely and sorry i didn't comment yesterday as i wasn't feeling too good, but today is another day so get on with it i say.
special thoughts for Melody and Francis pleased he got the ok on his liver as for the rest its a dreadful time ahead for you and you are all in my prayers and Molly too, also special thoughts for Tracy. I am wishing you all the luck in the world, hug to anyone who needs one, Johanna

julie laz said...

Hi sue, omgoodness love it, I've missed out on some lovely cards the last few days.
But thankfully I can go back and look, I hope nobody minds me leaving my comments late
Due to my illness,
Sue when are you back on c&c as not seen you or creative expressions
For ages.. Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Wow, really love this card, looks so striking, elegant & luxurious in monochrome.
Absolutely beautiful design & love everything about it.
Love it & must get the dies to try & have a go at creating this gorgeous card.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card it amazing how you can make a fabulous Christmas card without using red or green.
Love it!!!

Unknown said...

Just beautiful, love your finishing touches dies


gailgale said...

This card is so lovely.

I really am enjoying the new Christmas dies and the cards you are sharing with us.

Thank you.

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Rose in chester said...

Hi Sue,
Very beautiful masterpiece, I love it.
Hugs, rose

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