Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Believe In The Magic Of Christmas

Hi bloggers!  I started today's card by coating a piece of card with Moonlit Silver Luna Paste and allowing it to dry thoroughly.  Next I embossed it with the Diamond Poinsettia embossing folder.  For the focal element, I cut the Bell Adjustable Frames four times using the largest size using Antique Gold card.  I backed them in black and assembled them into a square frame.  I added mounting foam to the back and attached them to the embossed background.  I cut the Believe in the magic of Christmas sentiment in both antique gold and black card.  I shadowed the sentiment then glued it to the middle of the frame.  I cut the Classic Poinsettia out of vellum and used some luna paste on the petals then assembled them.  I added them in opposite corners and used the Decorative Holly Accents to add white leaves.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4"  x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now. Sue x

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38 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a great versatile card, it could be a wedding day card too,
or just a ring out the bells and celebrate.
Take care stay safe and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Ohhhhh controversial Sue lol. Morning afternoon evening to all. Black on a Christmas card? Oooh yes especially when you incorporate antique gold. I really wish I'd treated myself to the bells, the poinsettia and snowflake adjustable dies are in my collection I invested in them when the orders came through and I knew they would be paid for once the payments came in, and I could kick myself every time I see beautiful cards made with this. They are fabulous for batch making, they are fabulous for two tone and tone on tone wow, so I have a table full of batch made cards in lots and lots of different colours gold/ruby red, gold/forest green gold/cream with your happy Christmas, from our house to yours and to a dear friend mini expression dies and although it was still a lot of work with repetitive cutting it's all down to you how beautiful they look. I really need this bell adjustable die and not just for Christmas. Sorry, yet another long post !! Sending love with apologies and please STAY SAFE KEEP CARING xxx πŸ’–

dj from kettering said...

I love thr luna paste on the flowers, just adds
a sparkle.

Stay safe,

Doreen x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a very contemporary Christmas card with the black, white and gold colour way, love it. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, different with bold colours.


June Horrocks said...

This card is so beautiful so I love it thank you so much love always stay safe my friends love june horroccksxxxxxxxxx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and Blog Friends.
Yet another beauty from you Sue. You are certainly a temptress in the card-making world and I hope you always will be. I am so far behind with my family and friends cards that I don't see how I can catch up. I get up in the morning and tell myself to get on with it. Anyway at least I'm up and dressed so that's a start isn't it?
I just love everything you do.
Have a good day everyone.
Marie P.


carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a different card with black gold and silver and it all works together. The bells look great xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. The Luna paste is a lovely addition to the background and the flowers. The colourway of the card is lovely.

Barbara V

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another absolutely gorgeous sample, gold and black, with a champagne sort of colour from the luna paste, yes another one that will be made for those special cards. Thank you so much Sue for your inspiration, hope you are all keeping well and safe.

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

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, I like the Holly leaves behind the poinsettias.
B xx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card in black and gold. These adjustable frame dies are gorgeous, I only have the poinsettia but it make a lovely card
Marion S x

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe

Hunnymummy54 MK

Suemac said...

A beautiful sample

Tina said...

Hi Sue

What a striking Christmas card, it's beautiful.

Hope you are keeping well

Tina XX

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone I love everything about this card today. I have to agree with Kitty that it would also make a great Wedding card with the bells πŸ””
And I too love the luna paste on the poinsettia, it looks fabulous.
Oh Marie I am so behind too, and I started early, just got lots of last minute orders and now I dont know if I will ever catch up. But I too am up and dressed, but I just feel so tired lately. Hugs to everyone who needs one today Donna xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue, change the sentiment and you got a wonderful wedding card xx Hazel

Owlish said...

What a absolutely beautiful card today black gold and white what is there to go wrong with these colours very inspirational.
Owlish Xx

BenteS said...

Beautiful card today, looks so elegant with your chosen colour scheme.
Love the vellum poinsettias:))

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. I totally agree with all the comments this morning. So beautiful... And what is irking me ... I forgot I had bought the snowflake one on the launch ! ! !. I have just seen today's card and it has reminded me. Ahhh well I can make a start on next year's straight after Christmas lol with that one. May even try a few stragglers tomorrow.I can't believe I am so far behind when we have all had more time this year with the lock down. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them today. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Tressa said...

A very contemporary card with its unusual but Cornelius colour scheme.


Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. Those dies are gorgeous. Have a good day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Beryl said...

Beautiful card.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is gorgeous I love the richness of the colours.I have the poinsettias adjustable frames and I love them I have made all my special cards with them.Take care everyone x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really classy Christmas card today. I love the combination of antique gold and black with white(ish), but for those who are not so keen on black you could always use a different dark colour. As I have made all my Christmas cards for this year I shall have to store this idea away for next year.


Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Great card the bells are lovely and the sparkly vellum poinsettias are gorgeous

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the bell frame as it can be used for lots of other occasions too

Love and hugs to everyone

MaggieMac said...

Hi Sue I haven't been able to sign in and leave comments because my google account is a mess - Anyway here I am back again! I'm sure you've missed me. lol Maggie xxx

Deb E isle of Wight said...

Lovely card and the frame dies are so easy to use. This particular one is can be used for other occasions as well so very versatile.

ursula said...

Very pretty, love the poinsettias...card apt for the occasion....beautiful...luv Ursula xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, I've yet to use my frame dies....

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The gold bell frame is really striking. Lovely card.
Thank you for sharing.
VΓ©ronique L

karenlotty said...

Very striking Perfect for a male card

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A striking card. Lots of Bells. Love Helen xxx

Eunice Astle said...


sued99 said...

A gorgeous card. I especially like the sparkly vellum flowers. X

CCM said...

Black - not my favorite color to use for cards BUT once in a while black makes the difference between just a card and an elegant card like this one. Love it!

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card Sue x I love the colours , they are so striking and really show off the detail in your dies x thankyou Sue x
Stay safe and keep crafting x
Theresa w in Berks xxx