Wednesday, 16 November 2011


As I was on a roll this weekend, I made a batch of CAS Christmas Cards for my daughter. She wanted Elegant and no images on the front?? Well, took a while to process whether it was actually possible to make a card without an image LOL!!! Suddenly remembered my Tudor acetate and thought about putting it on half the card. She wanted ribbon so thought the half and half design might work. This is one of the designs that I came up with. I did three similar designs, two in dark green. She is pleased with them anyway.

I have to say though, the photograph is absolute Pants!!! It looks crooked and I assure you it isn't !!! I had terrible trouble with the light. And if you put light on it or use Flash, then you get reflection on the Acetate and makes the edges look yukky. It has been so dull these last few days, that I did have to use some form of lighting. Not sure what lighting I ended up using on this particular shot as I had tried everything by the end of the session!!! A lamp, Top Light, Flash, Daylight Torch - you name it I tried it, so this was best of a bad lot. It looks better in real life !!!!! Honestly !!! LOL

Gold Acetate and Ribbon are both from Handy Hippo. The sentiment was done on computer. I put the cards through the printer first to print Sentiment on inside. Forgot to photograph that! I think I'd had enough with trying to photograph the front!

Last night went round to a friend's house and she cooked us a lovely curry dinner!!! Fruit cake for desserts and lots and lots of choccies. Think I put on a few pounds cos I positively waddled out of the car when she dropped me off back home - I was stuffed fit to burst but did enjoy it!!

Can't believe it is Wednesday again! the weeks are whizzing by what with trying to get ready for Christmas. Suddenly realised on 13th November that I better get a move on with Shopping!! I can't get out and about and so all of my shopping is done through Amazon, etc !!!!! Our postie is gonna be so sick of the sight of those boxes !!! hee hee. Seriously though, I don't know how I would manage without online shopping!!

Okay, enough waffle.....

back to my card.

I would like to enter this into the following Challenge:-

Creative Craft Challenge - 'Minimalistic' (ends 21st November 2011) 

Thanks for visiting my blog and for all your lovely comments!! and a big Welcome to my New Followers!
Take Care
Hugs Sue xx


Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, lovely elegant card, and I can understand you having to work out how to make a card without an image ! We are so used to stamping and colouring all sorts of things we forget the basic's lol. It's totally scary Christmas being so close, I havn't done any shopping yet either eek , think I'm in trouble lol.
Enjoy the rest of your week,
Hugs Cheryl

Cheryl said...

oh sue this really is just beautiful oh just love this to bits,hun really is one,amazing card,hugs cherylx
oh and bless you too hun for playing at creative craft challenge hugs cherylxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and elegant card Sue!
Oh i hate shopping around christmas, so many people on the shop and they keep pushing, luckily there is online shopping!
But i don't have to do shopping, we don't do christmas!
I have the same problem with taking pictures specially in this weather.
Have a great day!
Hugs xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is very elegant Sue.. your daughter will love it.Looks really luxurious with the gold
Lisa x

Jules said...

Oh this is gorgeous Sue .. .. love the finished look.

That gold acetate looks stunning and has given your card a very elegant look.

I know what you mean about the on-line shopping!!!

Love Jules xx

coops said...

so stunning sue.i love the stylish design and your red and gold colours are gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

DesignerDiva said...

Hi Sue I'm back and blogging with a vengeance! LOL
WOW Mrs you've been very creative while I've been away, love all your cards, mr & mrs teddy bear is tooooo cute and gorgeous, this is a luxury stunner too, the gold makes it so lush, bet your daughter loves it.
As usual your posts are so funny to read I've really missed your blog
Hugs Laurie xx

chrissy xx said...

This is one Gorgeous card! LOve the rich red and the acetate is soooo pretty Sue.
I think we all struggle with the light at this time of the year lol... Glad you enjoyed your night out you could have just had the cake and choccies you know. he! he!

Anne said...

This truly is elegant, very cas, but still its got a lot of spirit and warmth. Love the golden embossing and the ribbon. :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Sue this is stunning and very elegant. Oh How I giggled at the thought of you waddling, (think Ive been watching too much Frozen Planet and saw you as a penguin on the ice) Glad you had fun, Love Hxx

Teresa said...

Hi Sue,
Your meal sounds lovely, you can't beat a good curry and lovely desserts, you did make me smile when you said you waddled! Your design is so elegant, that acetate is beautiful, I bet your daughter will adore it. Just noticed the time you posted this too! Hugs, Teresa x

Claire said...

Love the elegance of this card. Hugs, Claire x

Debs said...

Such a gorgeous elegant card Sue - love the simply effective design.
I too love online shopping and so pleased it means I can avoid the crowds.
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Sue its great to be back and thanks for your lovely comments! This card is delish, you are so right it is difficult to make one without an image isn't it? But it totally works. I think doing your shopping on line is great, I know you have no choice but I do a lot of mine on line as it is so much easier and you can sit and browse with a nice cuppa (or G and T depending on the time - but then I spend too much!!). Speak to you soon, great to be back xx

xxxtglxxx said...

The photograph looks fine to me :) Gorgeous, stylish and elegant. The contrast of the colours and the style of this is really traditional and luxurious.



Shannon White said...

Oh Wow! Sue This is Gorgeous! So Elegant! Love it! I am sure your Daughter loves them too! Just a Fabulous CAS Christmas card Lady! I so know what you mean, I am just realizing wow, Christmas is almost upon us and I had better get a move on! lol.. I have a few ideas for Simple and Hopefully quick Christmas cards to make up a bunch of each design and I will be done! I hope! lol

Shannon 8-)