Thursday, 30 September 2021


 Hello bloggers!  I had a little rummage around in some of my decorative papers for this card.  I selected a couple of patterned papers, however, I cannot recall what company makes them, they are quite old (I think they are Graphic 45).  I selected a green dotty paper for the base and I used the reverse side with the holly pattern on it for the top.  I cut a slit in the paper and rolled it away from the cut opening and glued it in place.  I stamped and cut the Poinsettia Stampcut, then coloured it with Distress Markers.  I layered it up with one of the smaller flowers in the set and then added some clear micro beads to the centre.  I cut two of the Holly Sprays in green and seated them with the flower to the left centre of the rolled paper.  I cut the Noel Bold word out of antique gold and shadowed it with a gold mirror card die cut.  The card was completed with white and red mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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54 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
Wow i love this card the paper is beautiful as is the card thank you.
Time to rummage through my paper stack.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Nancy Soetaert said...

Your card is so lovely!

cebelica said...

Such a beautiful card! I love that Noel die. xx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely elegant card, beautiful papers. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

hazel young said...

Fantastic card Sue, love the papers used xx

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue love this card very pretty thank you for sharing Real Christmas card for special people love to all stay safe xxxxxxx june Horrocks

Valerija said...

Stunning! Love everything about this card. So beautiful!

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue and all that visit.

A few weeks ago I mentioned I would be in and out of this beautiful place, the reason being our 41yr old daughter was waiting for results after biopsies and scans, but the provisional results didn't look good. 3 weeks prior she had been to see her doctor with breast pain, she was put on a 2 week course of antibiotics and they went on a family holiday. A return appointment with her doctor led to a hospital referral where 4 biopsies and a mammogram was performed. Then she phoned to give us the shock of our lives - our only child has breast cancer. The black curtain of fear swallowed us, how can this happen, she went to the gp why didn't she recognise these symptoms and this is why - age, at 41 that area feels so different it's hard to detect without the usual mammogram even then reading the films can be difficult which is why biopsies are taken, this explains why in the UK us ladies don't get invites for a mammogram until we reach 50 by then our breast tissues are easier to examine.
I contacted Sue yesterday regarding this post asking if she would give her blessings for me to do this as we as an international group of friends may have females in our families the same age as our daughter and if this message gets round our world to all friends here and just one young lady walks through the long dark tunnel and through to the warmth of the sun the other end then our nightmare will not be in vein. Our only child has just started the long road of Chemo, more scans, drugs in-between the chemo, possible surgery either mastectomy or lumpectomy either way its a long hard road.
This is the reason I've been in the background. I've been in the worst place I've ever known, but feel it's so important to make you my friends aware so you can help someone in your circle of friends or family understand the reason as to why this disease is so hard to detect in the under 50's which means its even more important to get help sooner, the best policy is if not sure and the signs are different to what we read or are told to look for but you're worried make an appointment with your doctor they would much prefer to refer you or a young friend or family member to get tests than see you when it's progressed. These past few weeks have knocked us all for 6 but I've gone 1 day without crying (yesterday) so now is the time to make all my dear virtual friends aware with Sue's kind permission.

Thank you Sue. Love you xx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

G00d Morning Sue and all.
Todays card is so lovely and so Christmassy. I love it.

Thank you for giving Steph. permission to give a personal Post. I have worried about her and guessed that some tragedy had occurred.

We are your friends Steph. My thoughts and prayers are with you
Keep strong.
Marie P.


Owlish said...

This is a lovely card you made today love your combo of colours come together just perfectly.
Owlish Xx

Owlish said...

Dear steph
So sorry to hear about your heart ache with your daughter love and hope to you all that your daughter gets through this difficult time love and hugs to you all Xx
Owlish Xx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue
Your card is so beautiful, so vintage looking, I love it.

Steph, my heart goes out to you. I can only imagine the pain you are going through , keep strong. This dreadful disease has touched two young women I know, daughters of two of my very close friends and as the mother of two daughters myself who are in their forties it is something that is always in the back of my mind. Both of these woman had it in different stages and I am pleased to say that both of them have come through this. You have a long road ahead but I am sending lots of love and hugs for you and your family xxx

Marion S x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the paper you’ve used and the concept of today’s card!
Steph I’m so sorry to read of your daughters breast cancer! My son is fighting cancer too, so I know what your going through. Sending prayers and love!
Hugs x
Heather T

Vee Cassidy said...

Hello, Sue. I recently returned to blogging after years and there are many changes but it is lovely to see you are still creating your beautiful cards. The paper is lovely. Love and peace, Vee xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card, something a bit different and lovely papers.

Steph: my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

B xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes a fabulous card today, and the papers are gorgeous, they look like they have a shiny surface in the photos, the poinsettia sets it off brilliantly finishing with the Noel xx

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

June Horrocks said...

Dear sue thank you for giving your permission to contact our dear friend about a personal matter
Darling Steph I have been so worried about you I just wanted to send all of you my love and prayers I believe in the power of prayers I send all of you my love and support my lovely friend June Horrocks xxxxxxxxx♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love the vintage feel of this card it is so different.

Steph my heart goes out to you and your family I have two daughters in their 40s so always worry about them. Heather your son has cancer as well so extra hugs to you both and your families.Take care everyone x

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful Christmas card love the papers used

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely papers Quite a change of design but just as lovely.

Barbara V

Steph Cotterill said...


Jan on the Fosse said...

Lovely card using beautiful papers.
Thank you Sue.
Jan x

Steph you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Steph Cotterill said...

Thank you for your messages of hope and best wishes. The main purpose behind my post is not to share my private life or to see how many replies it has, but more of a Breast Cancer Awareness post. We count ourselves fortunate, here at Particraft one of our long standing blog friends was taken from here by this disease, it must be 4yrs or so and I still remember how we all felt when news got round, parents every day here news like this and worse, parents of young children, so this is me doing our bit for Awareness nothing more nothing less. Thank you so much for being so kind and caring just spread the word that it's so difficult to diagnose at a young age so be Breast aware and if it's fibrous tissues brilliant but it has to be checked xxxx

BenteS said...

Beautiful card, Sue!
Love the way you have used the papers :))

Warm thoughts and prayers for your daughter, Steph

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card today, I love the vintage feel to this card & my favourite flowers Poinsettia. Yvonne xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue and everyone. I really like this card today Sue, the colours are so lovely.

I haven't commented lately due to recovery from an operation. I am doing well and thank you again for your good wishes.

Steph I was so sad to hear your news about your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with all your family at this very difficult time. Wishing you all the very best.
Carol Edwards xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Happy Thursday everyone x
What a truly beautiful card. I love those papers. I have so many paper pads laying dormant and you have given me the inspiration to resurrect them, brush the dust off and put them to work x
Steph - thinking of you x
Crafty hugs x
Yvonne x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Thank you for reminding us to have a rummage through our stash of papers that we have all probably had for years and for showing us what beautiful cards can be made also using your new dies.


Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. What a lovely card. I love the rolled up edges. And those papers are to die for. It reminds me of "Olde Worlde Victorian" craft. But I love it. And your beautiful dies set the whole thing off. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds.

THANKYOU SUE. for allowing STEPHANIE to post about her daughters Breast Cancer. My heart and prayers go out to Stephs family. Last year I went through the same with my lovely Sister. Luckily they caught it very early . She is now free from this horrible disease. I pray Steph that this will be the same for you and your family. Keep strong STEPHANIE 🙏

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, quite a change to see patterned paper that's not handmade by you; but in a good way. WakeyL

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. I just love the design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the green paper xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, I won the Noel Die in your last Christmas release so this is one to try

Steph and Heather my heart goes out to you both, sending you love and caring hugs

Love and hugs to everyone

Beryl said...

Beautiful card.

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone, I remember this card on the Christmas launch and thinking it was very unusual for your style Sue. Its still beautiful a little shabby chic style, but I prefer your style.

Steph, ive been so worried about you, not having seen you post for a while. Im so sorry to hear the sad news you are going through and wish you all love and healing hugs.
The same for you and your son Heather, my prayers go out to you both.

Healing hugs to everyone who may need them today.
Donna xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely style card. I have used the roll up technique in the distant past but it has to be a card handed to someone rather than sent through the post.

My thoughts are with Steph and Heather as they go through a most traumatic time. I sincerely hope that the outcome will be a positive one.

Doreen R

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card. I remember doing this technique ages ago, but had forgotten all about it. It’s nice to know that you, like all of us have a large old stash to rummage through and find forgotten items to use.

Thank you for giving your permission for Steph to spread the word about awareness of breast cancer. Let’s hope her words and suffering can help someone else.

Sending love and hugs to help you cope Steph. x

Also love and hugs to Heather. x

Love Helen xxx

Carole Eaton said...

Lovely unusual card, I always feel it’s a shame not to see both sides of lovely paper! This solves that problem you would have to box it for posting though.

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Sue
The card is simply gorgeous. Love the pattern papers you have used. Tc stay safe

Judy Hollers said...

Beautifully designed card. Very eye catching, colorful and elegant. Thanks for the inspiration. Thoughts and prayers to the family whose daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer and that she recovers completely. Hugs, Judy Hollers from NC

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely and festive! Hugs

CCM said...

Beautiful design. Unfortunately a card like this cannot be mailed in an envelope.

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

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It is perfect for handing over by hand, for those special persons.

Eunice Astle said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue, perfect for those people close to your heart!!!

Bejay said...

Gorgeous, Sue, I've not made any cards for a while and this is making me want to check through my stash and get going again. I really want to try the paper roll effect for the Christmas cards for my neighbours (I don't think they would survive going through the post lol).
Bejay in Truro xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning post. Think I may have seen this sample before or at least something similar but still gorgeous all the same...Need to give this one a go as I have so much Christmas paper in my stash and of course the dies you have used.

sued99 said...

Lovely card Sue. I’m sure I have some papers that would be perfect for this.
I don’t usually make personal comments but, Steph, we are all thinking of you and your family and hope for the best. X

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous design! Love the rolled paper and the poinsettia!

Maria said...

Hi Sue
Love the design on this card today and the papers are nice too

Steph- thinking of you daughter and anyone else who is going
through cancer of any kind

Hugs Maria x

ursula said...

Pretty pretty pretty, just love this card...luv Ursula xx

dj from kettering said...

Just seen this, Steph, my heart goes out to you all! I
have twin daughters of that age, and worry for them. Hope
the news will be good xx

Jomada-Dawn said...

Oh that's so very effective! Love the idea

Lara said...

Wow! This is breathtaking! Thanks for sharing it. I have so much beautiful paper, yet I find myself more often going for plain cardstock and using various techniques to make the cards pop. You've inspired me to go through all my lovely paper and start making Christmas cards!

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