Saturday, 11 September 2021

May Your Days Be Merry

Hi there my crafty friends!  I started with a piece of taupe card and cut the Poinsettia from the Decorative Holly Accents die set in white.  I nipped away the outline of the leaves on all of them and glued them randomly all over the taupe card.  I cut a strip of taupe card and backed it with a thin white mat, then added it across the background.  I cut the Star Wreath out of antique gold card and glued it to the eft of the taupe strip.  I cut the Merry Die/Stamp combo in white and glued it to the taupe strip.  I stamped the rest of the sentiment using the stamps from the merry set and cut the tag out and added it above the taupe strip.  I made a poinsettia by cutting the Classic poinsettia die out of white vellum.  I attached it on top of the star wreath and added two gold Holly Sprays as accents.  The card was completed with white, taupe and gold mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4"  x  9"  in size.  All for now, Sue x

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49 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
A brilliant card thank you.
Thank you for reminding me of some
of the older dies, I see Jamie is useing some
of the older ones too, he does you justice Sue
so does Gwen a lovely lady.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Beautiful. Soothing restful and peaceful.
I bought the Snowman and the wreath die a few weeks ago on my first visit to my little local craft shop in 18 months, I'm not sure how much time or concentration I'll have this year to get my festive order started let alone completed but at least I have them plus the dogs are on order too. Sending love to all xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Oh Sue Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us today.
It's simply gorgeous.
Jan x

Clai01 said...

Lovely festive card x

karenlotty said...

Great card Love the colours you have used

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone a lovely unusually coloured Christmas card today, but I like it very much.
Hugs Donna xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A very different style of Christmas card but I like it a lot.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue a lovely unusual Christmas card. I would never have thought to use these colours, but they really work. A refreshing change for a Christmas card.

Barbara V

Marie P. from Longridge. said...

Hello Sue and all.
I agree with Barbara on the colours being unusual but still working their magic in the hands of the expert.
Everything about it is beautiful.
Have a great day.
Marie P.


June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a lovely combination of colours taupe, white and gold or bronze, so effective. A beautiful card and a perfect sentiment for to.

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

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today I love the tradional colours but this so different I reaaly like it

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe
NannaShaz54 in MK

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is so different I like how you have used some of your older dies. I have 2 granddogs my eldest daughter can't have children so I spent yesterday using your dog dies to make them birthday cards your dies are so cute.Take care everyone x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Happy Saturday everyone x
I think your choice of colours is beautiful. Definitely not traditional in style (or colour) but I am loving this card x
Crewe Trish it’s lovely to be back x
Crafty hugs x
Yvonne x

Betty McAlister said...

Morning. Love this Christmas card with a difference. Unusual colours but a gorgeous card x

June Horrocks said...

I love your card sue very pretty thank you for the inspiration sue we have our beautiful great grandson born in the early hours of this morning can’t wait to see him and to share the news with you my friends love june Horrocks xxxxxx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, such a beautiful card, wouldn't have thought of using taupe but it is lovely. Lovely to see older dies too
Marion S x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A truly beautiful card, I love the colours you have used as I wouldn't have thought to use them. Yvonne xx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
A lovely peaceful card, love the mix of old dies too. The background looks beautiful with the poinsettias,
Muriel x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. A lovely Christmas card today. And a refreshing change of co!ours. I always love the traditional colours ... But it's nice to have a change. And I love gold and white together too. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds in Leeds.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the background and the different colours.
June H - congratulations on the birth of your new great grandson.


Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely alternative style Christmas card. I do have all of these dies and you have reminded us of some the dies we may have hidden away in our crafty stash and shown us how they can be used with some of the newer ones. Thank you.


BenteS said...

I love the elegant look of this Christmas card.
The beautiful soft colours, the pretty background, and all the lovely details :))

Anonymous said...

Very pretty Christmas card - I must start making some soon! WakeyL

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card I love it. That design is stunning. Have a good weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Owlish said...

Today that is a absolutely stunning card love the colours and the whole concept the star wreath looks brilliant for this style card.
Owlish Xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, I used the star wreath for last years Christmas cards along with your robins

June Horrocks, how lovely, I’m sure you’ll get to see your new great grandson very soon xx

Love and hugs to everyone

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
such a clever card, I used the star wreath last year a lot, it is so versatile.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a great card, love the unusual colour combo. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Suemac said...

Beautiful card. Love the simplicity.

Scottydog said...

A lovely simple looking card Today, but quite involved I think. Unusual Christmas colours. Thank you Sue.

Congratulations June Horrocks!

ursula said...

Great idea gluing the die cuts as a background, very pretty card...luv Ursula xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Really Lovely card I like the colour combination you've used nice to see some of your older dies

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card, so cleverly done. I would not have thought of using taupe but it looks really good.

Love Helen xxx

Maria said...

Hi Sue
a beautiful x-mas card. Taupe looks fine, not a colour I usually use.
Hope you all have a good day.
Maria x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Really lovely
Doreen R

Eunice Astle said...

Beautiful card Sue, different color but still stunning!!!!

lindyloo12Somerset said...

A pretty card, the colours work well!

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x I love the colours, my mother in law hates red so this would be perfect for her this year x thankyou Sue x
Congratulations June x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

sued99 said...

I love this card. X

Craftychris said...

Love this card! Take care xxx

Fikreta said...

Wonderful card!

Lynda said...

Good morning Sue and all

This is a different Christmas card so fresh and elegant l really love it.

Stay Safe Everyone Lynda Croft X

Congratulations June Horrocks on the birth of your great grandson X

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What an elegant Christmas card! At first glance I thought you had used embossing paste as a background, I love the idea of using die cuts.
Hugs x
Heather T

Valerija said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the design.

Pawprintx4 said...

Very pretty, soft and a nice and different way to use dies.
Stephanie K

DeCor said...

An elegant Christmas card. Anyone would love to receive this

CCM said...

Pretty and elegant cards.
Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

Judy Hollers said...

What a great thing to do. . . snip the separate flowers and use as a background. Beautiful card. Hugs, Judy Hollers from NC