Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello there my crafty friends!  Gold, black and white for today's offering.  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Nordic Tiles embossing folder.  I cut it into four strips based upon the design and added mounting foam to the back of each strip.  I added the strips to a piece of Antique Gold card to create the background.  Next I cut the Ornate Holly Framed Noel die in both Antique Gold and Black Card and offset them to create a shadow.  I attached it in a diamond orientation to the centre of the card.  I cut circles of both black and gold for the centre and added the Noel die cut in black and stacked several of them together for dimension.  For the floral accents, I used the Poinsettia Additions, cutting the solid flower in black gloss card and the outline in gold.  I cut enough to create three flowers of differing sizes and seated them around the focal element in opposite corners.  I accented them with Holly Branches cut in white.  The card was completed with various mats of gold, black and white.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 1/2" in size.  Please leave a comment to be entered into the drawing to win this card.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Oh my what a Wednesday wow, gorgeous .
June, so sorry to hear you are not doing so well, physio is pleased so healing okay but the pain and no sleep is very draining. Take care and rest well.
Elaine, poor Andrew, it's one step forward and 2 back at the moment. Hope he hasn't another blockage.
Tina, they do mess Peter about. Hugs for you both.
Sharon, I hope you and your daughter get sorted soon, you must be quite anxious.
Tracey, don't try to keep up, you are still recovering, you must tell them.
Undaunted hope you are well and get home today.
Steph, what are you doing to yourself, you do well to even get to market with your health issues, Andy is right.
Hugs to all poorly and missing friends, keep well everyone

Dragonsnap2 said...

One very lucky winner is going to own a gorgeous card this week. Fabulous.
Happy crafting.
D xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card keeping fingers crossed.
Nancyd xx

Sunset Bay said...

This is a beautiful card Sue. Loving the elegance of it xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning christmas card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Apologies for my stressed rant on yesterday's entry.

I've started to concentrate more on your festive folders as more and more I'm looking at the mat and layers, especially the final mat doesn't look right without some kind of beautiful pattern to help enhance the total look so the Nordic Tile has found a slot on my shelf and it's beautiful and so necessary for the cards for men. Because I'm in such a rush to get these blinking cards I can't allow myself to grout to highlight or use anything that takes too much time to do or dry but get this stupid panic out of the way I can start to experiment more especially with the Pixie Powders etc.
Black and gold is the perfect colour combination and as per you've done a brilliant job showing your dies ending with the most classie beautiful festive card anyone would be proud to look after.
My daily hug is on its way to you and whatever your plans for the day hope it's an enjoyable one xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous layers and details!

Karen Drew said...

Stunning. Someone is going to be very happy to receive this card
Karen xx said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card Thank you.
so elegant.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Marion Bull said...

What a gorgeous card Sue, really classy especially in those colours!

Maggie B xx

auscrafts said...

Very elegant card for the give away

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and afters all,
Definitely a mantle piece pleaser WOW.
Gold and black, lovely,as I have all of these dies need to have a play!!!!!!

Pam - how are you today? Hope you are not working to hard. Did you have your steak in a pie on Monday.?
June Smith,so sorry you are in pain and you where doing so well!!!
I suffer more in the damp weather with pain in both my knees as I have osteoarthritis, and have to push myself to do things.
Peter is just the same so now waiting for next weeks appointments
Love and crafty hugs to all who need them
Tina Txxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, perfect for the giveaway, a very classy card, love the colour combo, I am still running behind on my Christmas cards, so may have to go for a simpler design. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Annie Stamps said...

This is lovely Sue. I really like the holly leaves, they're gorgeous. Someone will be very lucky to win this card.

Annie P

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card anyone would be pleased to receive it. I love how your cards have gorgeous layers to them.
Hugs x
Heather T

Netty The Runner said...

Amazing, love the antique gold card.
Annette x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, love everything about it.
Tracy, remind your colleagues how ill you've been! It's a common mistake that people think once your treatment us finished that you're "better". They don't realise that you need to heal inside too. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Barbara (C) said...

Another elegant card today. I'm having to pack away all my crafting as my Hubby has decided to get the decorator in a week#s time and he'll be with us for a week, A whole week!! Not spent my usual time on my Christmas cards this year and feel I've let my stamps and dies down!! BarbaraC

Anonymous said...

Elegant card today Sue, lovely.JJxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card. What a give away.
Jan x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful card that looks very ornate. Someone is going to be very lucky!x

Debra K. said...

Lovely card! Debra x

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Such a !ovely card as always.

Marion Scott said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I think black and gold is a very elegant alternative colour for Christmas. Love it.
Marion S x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the colours. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A really lovely card, I'm loving the triptych and also the open holly foliage, really effective.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the white,gold and black colour scheme.

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue.

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, love the colour combination.


Muriel said...

Help Sue and all
lovely rich and elegant card today, I am so lucky to have won the beautiful Holly die in your Christmas release and I am using it so much in my cards this year -2 done of 9 big special ones so far, really behind but having fun.
good luck everyone, a beautiful prize
Muriel x

BenteS said...

Lucky the one to win this gorgeous card!
It looks so elegant with that colour combination - love it!

Chris Curry said...

A beautiful striking card Sue, and I really love how you have used the embossing folder. A great idea. Thank you. Xx

DeeDee7770 said...

My, what a pretty card! The holly frame is so elegant, black,gold and white knocks this card out of the park.

Margreet said...

Beautiful card with great use of elegant embossing folder and dies!
xxx Margreet

Unknown said...

Morning Sue such a pretty card and i like how you usedthe E.Folder
Love Catherine .xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. A lovely colour combination using a favourite embossing folder. A winner today so it would be great to be the lucky one!

hazel young said...

Beautiful card love the black and gold colour scheme xx hazel

Karen Derbyshire said...

a very pretty card Sue. I too have the embossing folder, and I use it so many times.

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card I think this is a great card to send to a male friend or family love the holly and flowers on this.

Sorry to everyone about the moaning yesterday, dosed myself up and not feeling as bad today have physio today so will see how im doing now,although I find this weather makes it more painful so havent been out for a few days.

Pam hope your feeling better now and your chest isnt so painful, and hugs to Robbie as well.

June hope your feeling better today I do know what you mean you have a really good physio he does things different to mine although she did say last time i was bending it more and doing well but she hasnt measured mine, I was using 1 crutch but she wants me to use 2 sticks instead indoors as i wasnt balancing properly hopefully she will start letting me use them outside now just have to be careful of the wet and leaves.
Elaine, poor Andrew, it's one step forward and 2 back at the moment. Hope he hasn't another blockage.

Tina, poor Peter hope he is ok.

Tracey, you take care and look after yourself.

Steph, you also need to take care and go careful

Lesley, Like June I do hope you are feeling better today they should throw the book at him, useless waste of space.

Hugs and healing to Elaine, Andrew, Tina, Peter, Tina, Mick, PP, Laine, Maureen, Tracey and anyone else I have forgotten that is poorly and needs a hug and healing

Love to all and have a good day

Anne said...

What a beautiful card, Sue. I love the colour combination you have used.

Anne (Northampton)

rosiejt said...

Great card. Love the embossing folder!

dmj said...

Every time I see that poinsettia die I realise that I need it!!!

Lovely card,

Doreen x

foxyg said...

A very classy card Sue. Beautiful.

SassySaz said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card x

karenlotty said...

So pretty At first it didn't look like you'd used the Holly Framed die as its a beautiful subtle die

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love today's card. Very elegant.

Love Rosemarie X X

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. I love the holly with the poinsettias.
B xx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue such a delightful card .Lovely colour combination .The embossing folder looks great also .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today and a lovely sophisticated colour combination. The holly frame die is beautiful and a great background for any sentiment. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and Mick Tina and Peter Elaine and Andrew June Sharon and Tracey xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, love black and gold togther.

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Well i'm here this morning while i can and still have the energy to come in. Sorry Sue but i just seem to have been kept running this whole time and at the moment i'm running on an empty battery so keep having to go back down to sleep.
Well here goes, todays card i really do like and that holly die set it just beautiful, so pretty that you don't need much to make a beautiful card. That and the poinsettia additions dies seems to have been so popular this year.Awh well there is always next year for using them. Thank you flower for such a beautiful card to keep us going with ideas through this season, and have a wonderful day.
Sending hugs to all my lovely Wilsonettes taht could really use some, i hope that you have a better day today.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil))

Unknown said...

Very classy, this is my type of card xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Love this card it's gorgeous
Thanks for sharing

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. This card certainly has the WOW factor. Very classy. I love the colours you have chosen


Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and all your crafty crew
Wow now don't those colours work soooo well together
Might have to use that colour combo on a few of my cards.
People will expect mine to be periwinkle blue Lol Lovely design Sue
Hugs to all that need one there's are so many on here that do
Have a wonderful day folks
Theresa G xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love the colours on today's card and poinsettias are a must on my Christmas cards - I never tire of the many different ways you use them. Am loving the embossing folder too. It's just great to be back online again to see your beautiful creations. Sending best wishes

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Beautiful card this morning and looks so striking the gold and black. All your finishing touches as blow me away. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs and well wishes all round, Wendy

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

What a gorgeous card, so elegant and grown-up!...I have the dies and the Nordic Tiles folder so will have a go at this design even though I've now made all my Christmas cards for this year...but I'm still going to keep my fingers crossed as I would love to win this card...


nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely Christmas card , great use of dies.
Sharon hope your Physio goes well
June Sorry you are in so much pain ,big hugs.
Tracey Steph and Lesley , my thoughts are with you , take care .

Andrew was pain free yesterday and feeling a lot better , he has to see the Consultant tomorrow .

Sending well wishes and big hugs to all.
Elaine H X

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, a beautiful Xmas card today love the embossed background and the dies on top are gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Sue
A gorgeous card this morning and I love the colours you have used.
I am sorry I did not comment yesterday but spent so much time on the phone following my car accident on Sunday. I am feeling very bruised and battered but it could have been so much worse. Thank you so much to eveyone who has sent their good wishes to me. I too send my good wishes to all Sue's followers who are in pain and recuperating after surgery etc. I know there are lots of you out there and I am thinking of you. Sorry I can't write down all your names.
Hopefully, in a few days I can get to put the finishing touches to my Christmas cards, one bonus in being unable to escape from the house as my car was a write off!
Lesley s x

gwen70 said...

Really elegant card Sue, love the gold and black

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, that is one beautiful and elegant card, absolutely gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours, love the dies, in fact just love the entire card.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Beryl said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card just love it. love Jean Z xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Very elegant card.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card simple but very stylish, that I am sure anyone would be thrilled to receive. Great colour combination.

Paula said...

This is a stunning card Sue, I love everything about it. Normally I don't like black on a Christmas card but on this card it just looks right. :)
Hugs to all in need today,
Paula x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Super card! I have the dies so will have a go.
Thank you for sharing.
VΓ©ronique L

stitchingranny said...

Very Pretty card this morning.

Have a happy day

Unknown said...

Hi Sue! Thanks for giving me something inspiring to study every day. I'm on the East Coast of U.S. I love what you do. I do have some questions. Do your cards open? Is there a place to write a note and sign it? Or are they more like home decor, like an artwork to display on a little easel? Also, to send them, do you have to make a custom envelope for each one, or do you mail them in a box to keep the flowers and bows and butterflies from getting crushed?
Maybe someone who's been following this blog a while could answer.
I've tried to stay away from buying stamps or dies of poinsettias, but you're making it difficult.
Really like that Nordic Tile embossing folder.
Happy American Thanksgiving tomorrow.
I love how you said done and dusted in one of your videos.

shabbycraftcabin said...

Beautiful card! Keep warm, Ivy C x

ursula said...

A super Christmas card, not over the top, which I just love, thank you Sue.....luv Ursula xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I love this beautiful card and the embossing folder is gorgeous. What am I talking about, the whole thing is gorgeous!!
Thinking of Tina & Peter, Elaine & Andrew, Tina & Mick, Tracy, June S - hope you are in less pain, Sharon, Lynda - are you home, Maria, PP keep your spirits up girl and Pam - hope your chest is much better.
Maureen xx

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
You've Done It Yet Again, You've Used My Favourite Colour Combination Not Just For
Men, I Would Someone To Send Me This Tremendous Card, In These Exact Colours.
I Love The Stunning Nordic Tiles Embossing Folder Such Stunning Detail, I Love It How You've
Cut It Into Strips And The Mounted It With Mounting Foam To Give It The Raise You Require, I Love The
Ornate Holly Framed Noel Die Set, And How You've Cut It Out In Black And Antique Gold Just Shows All The Fabulous
Then There Is Your Beautiful Poinsettia's Cut Out In Black Gloss Card And Once Again The Outline Added In Antique Gold,
Also Adding The Holly Branches.
Today's Card Is "Extremely Exquisite, Elegant, Rich, And Oh So Opulent" Thank You Sue So Very Much For Sharing This
Outstanding Card And The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate It.
Take Great Care Sue
Wonderful Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs πŸ€— To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes, Good Luck To The Lucky πŸ€ Winner Of Today's Awesome Gift Card......

Laura O said...

super card Sue ,totally gorgeous,Laura O

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, gorgeous Christmas card I really must make a start!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Beautiful card so easy to adapt for other occasions.

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning card black and gold looks terrific x

Bejay said...

Hi Sue,
What an elegant card today! Black and gold always works so well doesn't it and the end result is just stunning.
Bejay xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card. So elegant in the white with gold & black. Lots of intricate detail die cuts. I love it.

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Black and gold always looks so elegant.
Best wishes to everyone xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a stunning card as a giveaway today, anyone would treasure this, the dies you have used are fantastic and cut out really well.

Sharon, hope you get on OK with physio today, yes I do have a lovely physio, his name is Connor, I am pleased I have him because he is so good. I am trying to do the exercises, getting in and out of the car is not easy but I manage it. Just got back from craft club so it is a bit painful but a few minutes rest should hopefully settle it down, did not have a good night so I am definitely taking a morphine or pain pill tonight, but I know I will get there as you will too. Hope your daughter is getting on OK.

Tina, I know what you mean about this damp weather, it seems that every bone hurts but at least it is a bit warmer out there. Hope Peter is OK, and the appointment next week goes well.

Elaine, pleased that Andrew was pain free today, hope his appointment with the consultant goes well tomorrow. xx

Lesley, take it easy, don't worry about the car being a write off, it is your health that matters, hugs xx

Donita, Sue normally makes her creations on a flat piece of card not an opening one, that way they can be displayed and any comments put on the back. Some of her cards you can easily purchase off the shelf envelopes or boxes otherwise you can easily make your own. Depending on if you are giving or posting would determine whether to use a box or wider envelope, both of which are so easy to make. I hope this helps

Just sitting down to my lunch - Sausage, Mash and onions, so will catch you all tomorrow.

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

Unknown said...

Hi Sue

Another beautiful Christmas card today, love the colour combo and all the elements you've designed and used

June x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A beautiful card! I love everything about it but I'm particularly fond of these colours! I have just about everything to make this card except the embossing folder! It's a really useful one too! I'm trying to be good! It isn't easy!
Love to everyone, especially those who are in pain or are caring for others!
Thanks Sue, Love Myra xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really beautiful and elegant card for the giveaway. I actually like these three colours together because there is just a touch of black, more of an accent and not 'in your face' as it can sometimes be. Whoever receives this will be displaying it in pride of place from now on and throughout the whole season.

Thinking of all poorly Wilsonettes especially Tracy, June, Sharon, Lesley & Lynda.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant and lovely.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Julia Garland said...

Love the colors for such an elegant card. Beautiful. Julia Garland

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Someone is going to be very lucky.
Barbara V

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Wow what a stunning Christmas card I'm still busy making mine but I wish they looked as good as yours Sue I'll just have to keep trying!
Sharon you are entitled to moan when you've been through surgery I do hope you & your daughter will be feeling better soon
June sorry you are still having sleepless nights & in pain take it easy it's still early days!
Tracey sounds like you've had a tough week you're supposed to be having a phased return to work which means easing yourself back into work at your pace as you are able to so let them know if the pace is too much for you don't overdo it!
Lesley I hope your aches & pains are lessening following your accident
Stephanie I hope you're getting on alright making your cards but take some time to relax or you'll make yourself ill!
Sending hugs to all

Unknown said...

Hello Sue

Well what a beautiful card. I do like the Nordic Tiles embossing folder, the effect is stunning! The dies you have used look so pretty and teamed up with the coconut card help create a truly unique and pleasing card.

Take care

SHARICA said...

Love Love Love It :)

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful elegant card, love the colour scheme and the Nordic tiles EF

Sending a big group hug to all going through tough times, so many I don't want to leave anyone out, xx

Hugs and best wishes

Suzzette Yandle said...

WOW, an exquisite card creation today. I really like your Ornate Holly Framed Noel die. I would use this frame all year. Love all the detail in this die. Wish it came in a rectangle shape for us USA crafters. Wishing you a special, and beautiful and HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

sandieann21 said...
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sandieann21 said...

3rd attempt! Love the embossing folder. Great card

Unknown said...

Stunning Card. I love watching your youtube demo's.

Unknown said...

Stunning Card. I love watching your youtube demo's.

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning Christmas card. I love the dies and the embossing folder. My wishlist is getting very long. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jean said...

A beautiful card!

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

June Horrocks said...

Just beautiful love the dies and the colours are fab thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxxx

Unknown said...

What an elegant card and love the colourway of black, white and gold - inspired!

in Shefffield

Anonymous said...

Great card for the giveaway, Sue, just love the colour combo - quite a favourite.
Pleased to see Laine and PP almost back on form!
Pet pals - thank you - Beauty sadly missed. Although the outcome was inevitable, she did enjoy her last summer in the sun with her besties esp Tarquin.
Get well wishes to Lynda, June, Lesley, Sharon and daughter and all the chaps too.
Tracy - big hugs, they have to be patient with you, and can't understand unless they've been there too. Chin up! Things WILL get better.

'P' in Wales

nzillingworth said...


theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
A stunning card sue x the dies are beautiful and I love the gold and the touch of black , its so elegant x thankyou sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w x

barbara macaskill said...

Yes! I definitely have the desire to win this black/gold/white work of (he)art! I love this color combination and this is such an elegant card! Thanks for the chance to win it! <3

Pawprintx4 said...

This card is a wonderful Christmas card, very elegant. I like the way you used the embossing folder in strips. The framed Noel die is perfect in diamond orientation.
I hope everyone has a good day. Cooler but sunny here.
Stephanie K

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Lovely card and I like the darker colours together,Love it x

As a dizzy one I have written what I wanted to say today on
yesterdays post. I'm a bit behind it seem, must have been the
dishwashers fault 'Muriel' hihi hugs to you and Myra x
June so sorry to see you are in so much pain, can only wish
you better and that the pills will help some. Take care x

I sending my warm hugs to you all and some special ones to our
poorly friends and their OH, son and daughters and to anyone who need one,

Maria x

Unknown said...

Hi sue.
Simply georgeous. Love that colour combo it's so elegant.

Thanks ladies for ur well wishes and words of comfort. Dr has maxed up my dosage on the happy pills to get me thru the festive period. I can't believe it's only about 4 weeks away that's so scary. Body's a bit sore today so I'm relaxing and doing nothing lol x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Back to a post that is right up my street in both style and colour combo. Love everything about this one.

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today, love the black and gold together

Lori from Canada

Rosemary Stickland said...

Someone is going to be very lucky to win this card, it's gorgeous!
Rosemary xx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue,love, love, love this card. Just wish I could afford to buy some of your latest collection. Keep up the good work. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, that is a stunning card love the colours.
Love Samantha Dalton

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Another stunning Christmas card for the giveaway..... simply stunning! Love Michelle S xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous and elegant Sue I have to make a card to with this colour combo
Gr Karin

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Wow this is stunning. I love this folder the dies and the colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous card, gorgeous colours!

Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
A really nice card. Love the way you added the sentiment to match the diamond shape.

Margaret xx

liz spooner said...

This is really beautiful Sue.xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Wow! What a classy card, love that colour combo, such a lovely card to giveaway, thanks for the chance
Julie x

Unknown said...

a very elegant card


Dawn Holben said...

OOH Sue this is gorgeous and so very elegant.
And you have used my favourite die and embossing folder.
i love those stunning colours and absolutely adore this card.

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a delightful card to offer one of your adoring public Sue, I love the Noel Holly Frame, in fact i used it myself this very afternoon and was chuffed with the results....not quite as professional as your offering though it has to be said, but i try;-)
I adore the gold and black combo, very striking, I particularly like the poinsettias in this colourway. Would look fabulous displayed in my black, cream, beige and gold craft room....just a thought:-)
I've had a productive day, completed another Christmas card to add to my mile long list, it remains to be seen if some shop bought cards are in the offing though, hope not.....
Tracy, been thinking about you with everything that you have on your plate just now, do try to explain to your colleagues that your stamina isn't what it once was, i'm sure they'll understand. I know how you feel about your Dads first birthday without him being here, maybe putting some flowers on his grave or i like to light a Yankee Candle and burn it all day in rememberance. Christmas is different, I'm dreading my first one without my Dad too, hopefully 2017 will see a new addition to your family when your fertility treatment gets started.
June, i wish i had a fit young man called Callum stroking my leg soothingly, or is he more of a Nurse Ratched?:-)
Sandra, hope you and your daughter are feeling a little better, its a slow process after an operation but the rewards will be worth it.
Maria, lovely to see you backxxx
P, thinking of you honey, glad you can think of the good memories, it will help with the loss. I'm a bit concerned that you seem to actively encourage Yvonne's bitchiness though, if she thinks she has a willing audience then who knows what depths she will sink to:-)
Yvonne, had a little tidy up have we and found your mobile? After removing all the dirty washing and rubbish it must have emerged i take it, so now i am going to be harassed by texts again begging for my company:-) I know you're still pretending to have a social life until Friday, i'll humour you because i'm a nice person and we can catch up at the weekend in between my card making shifts. Hugsxxx
Cuddles to Pam, Pat, Theresa, Wheely, Maureen,Myra, Norah, Lorraine, Lesley and all my besties. Hugs to ill, depressed, or caring Wilsonettes and their familiesxxx


Di said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, what a beautiful, beautiful card, the dies, embossing and colours all go to make a lovely elegant Christmas card, Love the poinsettia and holly leaves too. One great card.
Di B.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card...I think it's gorgeous!!!

DeCor said...

Love this card. Opulent but would make a great man card!

AliJ said...

Hi Sue beautiful card today. Like the colour combo. AliJ

Wacki Macky said...

Enchanting card Sue, quite intricate and beautiful design,

Thank you.

Tressa said...

A beautiful card. I do like this colour combination. As was mentioned above, a beautiful Christmas card does not have have red and green in it as you have shown.


Brenda said...

Hello Sue, Love all of the dies you have used to create this gorgeous card. Big Hugs, Brenda xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & everyone
Gorgeous card gorgeous Dies gorgeous everything can you tell I love it 😊
Sorry I didn't get to blog last couple of day's yesterday was my favourite ever card Butterfly's love them
I have this die but haven't used it yet so thank you so much for the inspiration.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Yes Maureen I'm home thank you for asking the operation went well just have to rest & im not to use my wrist no hoovering ironing washing up or using my ebosser 😒 for a couple of weeks.I'm fine just itching to get in my craft room.. Have you had your other eye done yet.
Hug's Lynda xx

June sorry your in a lot of pain sending someπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— for you.xx

Tracy try & slow down at work pace yourself just tell your colleagues you can't work as fast as you used too. They know what you have been through & should respect this. The more you do the more they will expect it. πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— my friend xxx

Sending πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—Hug's for Tina & Peta Elaine & Andrew Tina & mike PP Laine Lorraine Sharon Pam wheelybad & Billy and
πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—for everyone who needs one. Xx

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Good evening Sue,

What a gorgeous Christmas card, not the traditional colours of a Christmas card, but I do like all the different dies you have chosen to put the card together.

One lucky winner will be definitely very happy to receive this card.

Good luck everyone.

Love Dorothy of Baldock.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh my word - how gorgeous is this card? Whoever is the lucky winner (please let it be me), will be completely delighted to be the proud owner of this wonderful creation x
I so love the ornate holly frame. It is not yet in my collection but is hovering very close to the top of my very long want list.
The colours you have used are so stunning. FABYOOOLUSSS x
Another busy day. Friend for lunch. Girls round this evening for nibbles and prosecco to celebrate one of the gang's birthdays. Got rid of them bout 11, lol x
Out for lunch tomorrow then as of tomorrow evening I have no plans to be social until I have had time to recuperate from all the frolics from the past week x
Maureen - if you think it's boring reading about my life, how do you think I feel living it - big yawn x
Lesley - I hope you get the necessary admin side of things sorted ASAP. Rest up and give yourself time to heal. Hugs x
Myra - hold on to Laine???!!! She has well and truly got her hooks attached and not loosening her grip any day soon. So tiring x
Fluffy - as long as I feed them regularly my friends keep coming back. Lol x
Laine - I decided to keep most of my pals away from you during your visit. Granted, you were introduced to a handful but they were the hand picked tough skinned group. I would not inflict your company on the rest of my friends. I lived the nightmare for the full 9 days but a few minutes in your company would push most over the edge. I'll see if I can squeeze you in Saturday but may have some paint that needs to be watched whilst drying - a much more exciting prospect x
Tracy - you are bound to feel down. So much to sort out in your head. Back at work and feeling pressure to keep up certainly does not help. Please try and pat yourself on the back and remind yourserlf how brilliantly you have dealt with everything. You should be proud of yourself. If you do face time Lynda maybe she could arrange for a man in pants to make an appearance. That will bring a smile to your face - and mine when you retell the tale on here! Lots of love x
Lynda - yeh you're back. How you feeling. Make sure you behave and follow your instructions. Sending love x
Maria - things between the boys still seem harmonious! Long may it last. Hugs x
June - bet you enjoyed getting to craft club. Is that the first time you have been since your op?
Time for some Shuteye now I think. One more day of wild partying to cope with then a well deserved rest until my presence will be required to bestow cake upon my many friends!!!
Sending happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone especially my blog besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Sue, happy Thanksgiving from Florida. Lovely card, as usual. Getting a delivery from Joanna Sheene soon. Can't wait to get my hands on some new things. Love this card. Emily had a visit back to Duke this week and everything looks good. She will be in quarantine for at least six more months but at last things are going good. Thank you and your followers for all the prayers for Emily. Myra from Florida

Eunice said...

This is a beautiful card Sue, one that any person would be honored to receive.

Janice E Brummett said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the colors. Anyone would be delighted to receive the beautiful card. Happy Thanksgiving from your USA friends. One of my many blessing is I found your dies and now I too, can share my beautiful cards with family and friends.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
what a wonderful elegant card that is which I like to have.
Rolf xxx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful and elegant card, love it.
Thanks for sharing,

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
What an absolute gorgeous card to be giving away. Love the poinsettia and holy leaves dies...
Love Rosie from

Mavis L said...

Hi Sue. Wow what a beautiful card. It is a delight love to win. Mavis L x

Fikreta said...

very nice card!
love all details!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
My word I'm playing catch up today and what a stunner you've given us today. I love this folder, and how stunning it looks in white. Thanks for sharing.