Thursday, 5 November 2015

Warm Winter Wishes

Hello... I hope you are all doing ok today?... huge hugs to those who are unwell or going through a difficult time. 

Here's another Christmas Card that I managed to squeeze in using a pre-coloured image from LOTV... doing a little bit each day seems to be the key to getting my Christmas Cards done this year.

This card looks nicer in real life... I couldn't get the light right for the photo and so the card looks a bit glum? ... I've been waiting patiently each day for brighter weather... but think it might be a while! maybe next March! Lol... so have given up and resorted to flash! but then had to tone it down a bit.

Sentiment: think it was a freebie with magazine?
Papers: Maja - It's Christmas Time
 Die: Memory Box Open Stitched Rectangle
Die: Creative Expressions - Festive Collection - Classic Poinsettia
Stamp: Creative Expressions - Stamps to Die For - Elegant Poinsettias
Pearls: Mark Richards - 'White Glitter Domes'
Glitter: Star Dust Stickles
Heat Embossing: Wow - Metallic Gold Sparkle

I've used my new Sue Wilson Stamp and Die set for the Poinsettias. Thought I would use some nice sparkly gold powder for the heat embossing... love watching the gold bubble up against the chocolate card! :-)

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my Leaves/Trees Card... and don't forget you have until the 11th November to enter at MAWTT.

Are you looking forward to Downton? I am, but also I'm not, if you know what I mean! as it's the last one! :-(  what will I do without it. But at least we have the Christmas Day Special to look forward to! ;-)
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs


Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is amazing, what a stunning card, I love those papers they are scrummy. Hope you enjoy Downton, Love H xxx

Claire Grantham said...

OMG this is stunning Sue, the heat embossing is gorgeous. I LOL at your comment, re: buying stencils and never using them..for years I was obsessed with stencils and bought them and kept trying to use them, but the end result was rubbish. Fast forward to 2013 and some time off and YouTube.. Can't believe you were a typist!! I'm off to the post office later, so look out Cx

Chrissy said...

A gorgeous card the image and the gold poinsettia is stunning..I've just done mine with white embossing powder against the red and they look lovely too..except I have to fussy cut..


Pia S said...

It certainly doesn't look glum, it's a wonderful design with warm colors and gold, you've created a cozy atmosphere for these children and the whole design is really stylish! Love the sparkle too!

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous Sue, Love the LOTV topper and the poinsettia, .xxxxx

Tracey said...

This is stunning Sue, I love the gold poinsettia & the sparkle (& everything else!) :o)
(I do know what you mean about Downton, I love it & Sunday night won't be the same without it)

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Sue, such a sweet image and lovely papers - your Poinsettia is gorgeous.
I hope you enjoy Downton, not long to wait until the Christmas special.

Kathleen said...

Another gorgeous creation Sue, LOTV images never fail to make a great card, love your papers, have found that last year and again this year the Christmas papers are rubbish, no nice ones at all, at least not in my local Sam Taylors and I hate getting papers pad on line as they are never as nice as they look.
Fabulous poinsettia.

Kath x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Sue. I love this image and the rich colours of your papers and embellishments are stunning. Love it.

Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I like the sweet image the fabulous poinsettia and the papers
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Sue!! I love the super sweet LOTV image and that stunning gold poinsettia, beautiful papers too!
Big hugs, Tammy

meg said...

Wonderful card Sue, the rich tones in the papers are perfect for the image, and that is a glorious poinsettia the rich gold embossing is beautiful nothing glum about your card photograph. Downton has been good, hardly seems to have started and we're at the last episode this weekend as you say we at least have the Christmas Special Take care Hugs Meg xx

chrissy xx said...

What a sweetie this image is! It ticks all my boxes Sue.. LOts of Christmas cheer and glitter..LOving the colours of your papers and your awesome Pointsettia..

Doreen said...

A stunning card Sue,love the papers and that gorgeous Poinsettia....I love Downton, and Doc Martin and they are both finishing. Always the same they don't make enogh of these type of programs.....Have a fab

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Sue. I love that gold on the poinsettia it looks really regal. I am disappearing under my workload this week and I am at the NEC tomorrow so another day behind I fear.
I am sad it is the last Downton too sweetie. Have a good evening and weekend hun.


Pat said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the poinsettia and the cute image. Hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy Downton on Sunday.

Pat xx

Jacee said...

Lovely card Sue, great papers, super image and the flower is fabulous!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Sue, hope you are well.

This is gorgeous, lovethe rich back ground and the touches of glitter and embossing are a great fininshing touch.

Liz x

MagsB said...

This is lovely, Sue, what pretty papers - and those LotV ready-coloured images are a godsend for quick cards! (I have some, somewhere in my craft hovel. Somewhere!!) Also - that poinsettia is utterly gorgeous!!!

love Mags B x

Christine Harrop said...

This is lovely Sue. Really sweet LOTV image and great backing papers and embellishments. Hugs Christine xx

Wendy said...

Stunning card Sue, adorable image and love your poinsettia, it's so gorgeous!
Not sure where I have been lol... Not seen any off the Downton episodes, but my sister has just given me all her DVD's and have No 6 coming so have a bit off catching up to do.. Lol
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Wendy Xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Oh, this is so fun, I thought that I'd watch a Downton episode after leaving a comment here :)

The card is simply fabulous, Sue, with the very beautiful papers in rich colours. Have a lovely evening, sweetie! I'm off to get me a cuppa and to the Downton world.

Love and hugs

Anneke said...

dear Sue
sorry for beeing not much here at blogger, but now i saw your latest cards and wow, they are all so beautiful.
and i like this one very much with the color combination and use from papers etc..
lucky one, who will receive this card.
i hope you are alright and i sending you a big hug XX

Debs said...

This is simply stunning Sue - adorable image and the Poinsettia is so gorgeous.
Thanks for all your lovely comments - it's always so lovely to hear from you.
So thrilled there will be a Downton Christmas Special - so looking forward to it.
Hope you are keeping better.
Take care
Debs xx

Babs Watson said...

Hi Sue..I just love this card, the papers and your poinsettia is gorgeous sweet image too, just stunning..

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous card Sue! Love the image & design paper!
Dawn xx

Jules said...

Hi Sue

A really beautiful Christmas card .. .. very stylish with those luxurious looking backing papers.

I just wanted to say thank you for your lovely comment on my blog over the weekend .. .. my news seems so un-important in light of all the awful happenings that are dominating the news. All very scary don't you think!

Love Jules xx

Janice said...

Bad Blogger me!!! Apologies again! But I had to leave a comment on this one too, I love LOTV, and I think I may love that poinsettia more! What a gorgeous flower and a beautiful card. Love it, Jx

Judy Corner said...

Hi Sue,

Thank you so much for responding with such a lovely comment on my Blog. This card is simply gorgeous! Judy x