Thursday, 15 June 2017

2017 Festive Collection Die Release Blog Launch

Hello and welcome!  Today is the first day of our eight day Christmas 2017 die release launch!    There are four posts a day for each day to showcase the 40 new dies in the release.  I am very proud of how these have turned out and have truly enjoyed making samples to share with you for all of them.   As I do with each and every die release, one set of each of the dies will be give away after the blog launch.  All you need to do is leave a comment on any of the posts showcasing the dies that you would like a chance to win.  You can comment on each and every blog post during the launch, but please only one comment per post.  You need to make your name memorable too so there is no mix up as to who the winning die goes to (remember I only have one set of each design to give away!)  Use an alias or add a funny line to your name, add the city, state or country where you live, anything, just make sure that you make it memorable, such as Crafting Janet in Solihull, or Chocolate Crazed Cathy, the Crazy Cat Lady in California, etc.  I'm sure you get the idea!  The drawings will be done and posted on the 28th of June, so don't forget to check back then!

First up is the 2017 Christmas Angel.  Each and every year I do a limited edition Christmas Angel, once it is gone, that is it, it doesn't get reordered.  This years angel has been done in a completely different style, but I think you will love it!  The angel is smaller than years past (as per your requests) and it comes with it's own background too.  The angel is shown here in vintage gold card in a unique silhouette style with subtle debossed lines and twinkles.  The background has more dominant twinkle stars which surround her.  She is shown here by herself, but you will be seeing loads more samples of her and the background in the coming months. Leave a comment if you would like to be entered into this drawing. The next post is at 12 noon today.  All for now, Sue x
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Pam said...

Oh wow Sue, what a start to your new launch, beautiful due and card. Must have the Angel, I have all the others.
Dragonsnap welcome back, glad you had a lovely holiday.
Laine, lovely to see you, hope things are easier for you now. Stop fishing for compliments, you know you were well and truly missed X
Saba, think you are outvoted, Durham is up there with the promised land.
P so sorry about your hand. Yeti must be a really damaged cat, poor thing but you will bring him round.
Cheryl, thank you and all if the ladies for your kind words of support, it is good to be able to lean on your shoulders, so many colleagues leaving as they can't take any more of the bad management, so sad it used to be such a happy place to work.
Well done Maureen on going solo, don't you dare challenge Elaine, she us nobbled at the moment.
Dreadful events at Grenfell Tower in London, truly scenes of horror, all those poor people trapped in that fire. My heartfelt sympathies to all involved and their worried families. Once again our emergency services, hospitals, police and fire brigades came up trumps, they are marvellous.
Daily hugs to all, enjoy the new blogathon.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Excited to see your new dies in this release. The angel is so pretty and being smaller I am sure it will be versatile. Our thoughts are with those poor people involved in the Grenfell Tower catastrophe.
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Great start to the Christmas launch with your angel die, Sue, and a lovely card - can see we're in for a happy ride!
Echoing Pam and hugs.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, lovely die to start the new release with. Have had a sneaky peak via Julia Watts of some of the collection and cannot wait to see how you use them.
WakeyL

Kim Dibben said...

Great start to your new release Sue xx love the new angel and it's brilliant she's smaller xx love Kim D

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, there couldn't be a better way to kick off the new Festive die launch, than with your Angel for the year. Love the card, and great idea to have a background with the Angel. Looking forward to all the rest. Have a great day all. Bx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much a beautiful angel and card.
My heartfelt sympathy to all the people in the tower fire.
Take care all Kitty.

rosiejt said...

What a lovely start to my day! I have pre-ordered a couple of your new dies and I'm looking forward to seeing all of them showcased here.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue and what a glorious start with the new Angel die, she is beautiful. I do enjoy your launches as it enables us to see the real beauty of the die and all its detail.
Echoing Pam's words on the dreadful events at Grenfell Tower. My heart goes out to all who lived there.
Marion S x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I've been looking forward to this year's festive dies, to the samples you're about to share with us since the previews on various websites. It's amazing how your designs have changed since the very first festive release you did and I love how you've done the borders, the frames and tags etc won't give too much away just in case there are followers that like surprises. This year's little beauty is just that, beautiful. I won't mention the blog to my keeper as I'd like his heart rhythm to remain within the normal limits so we can celebrate our anniversary when it arrives lol Christmas in June ?!!? Would be the reaction lol.
I will have to dip in when I can as we are treating ourselves to lunch out but I'm really looking forward to the rest of the launch today and the days to come.
Have a wonderful exciting day dear Sue xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A great start to your Christmas Die Launch.
My thoughts and prayers are with all the people effected by that devastating fire.
As the mother of a Fire Fighter I thank God they do not have to deal with fires like that every day.
Remember! the Fire Fighters are the ones running into a burning building when people are running out.
I hope they get to the root cause of what happened ASAP and people find out soon about their loved ones.
Pam as always a great Summary.
Have a great day everyone
Patricia xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
What a great start I don't live near any craft shops that sell your products so seeing them before I buy is brilliant.Pam can I echo your comments today what would we do without you

hazel young said...

Beautiful die and card Sue, love your Christmas angels x xhazel

AliJ said...

Good Morning Sue, what a lovely die to start with and a great card. AliJ

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Woooohoooo!!!! x x x x x
What a start to this highly anticipated (in my opinion) festive collection - quite comical that yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far and here we are getting excited about Christmas x
Please can you all take a moment to be impressed by the fact that I am commenting so early x
Hobble and Wobble made it home in good time and were going out for something to eat last night x
So shocking to watch the horrific scenes of the fire. Such a tragedy - thinking of all those poor people who have been affected. It was incredibly touching to see all the kindness of strangers regardless of their background or religious belief x
OK going to rest up in preparation for the next amazing reveal x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Denise Bryant said...

Love the angel.... she is elegant! Lovely card!
DeniseB in CA

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely Christmas card Sue.

Nancy Soetaert said...

Oh, seems to be a great collection, what a lovely angel! lovely card with the small awesome borders!
Nancy (belgium)

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous start to your collection with your beautiful angel (She's always the star of the show. Love the card.
Jan x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a wonderful way to start the release of your Festive Collection but with the Limited Edition Christmas Angel. She looks lovely on your beautiful card so I can only imagine what she looks like in person. Looking forward to seeing how you have used all of the dies in the release.

Looking forward to Noon.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Debra K. said...

Fabulous start to release! Gorgeous Christmas Angel, thanks for making her smaller :). Debra x

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful angel card to start your new launch. Lovely that she's a bit smaller than previously too. Xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Such a beautiful angel to launch your new collection. Love seeing all your posts, just a shame I'll have to wait until tonight to catch up on the rest of the days offerings.
Laine, welcome back, hope you are feeling better. Saba is correct, Yorkshire is God's Own Country. Pam, my shoulder is always here for you to lean on. Can you imagine if we could all work together! Productivity would be off the scale because we would all be supportive of each other and happy, not to mention a staff room full of Sue's goodies to play with a lunchtime! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and gorgeous angel. Fabulous start to the die launch.
B xx

Netty The Runner said...

Fab card to start showing off your gorgeous dies Sue, she is beautiful. Roll on midday.
Annette x

LindaPlymouth said...

Just love this time of year and launch of new dies. always look forward to the annual Angel release and this one is beautiful. Thanks again for the inspiration always appreciated? Linda x

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue

Looking forward to the die launch as always, from the sneak die peak with the suppliers, would you believe that I already have a favourite?
so the wait for your card using the die (or is it dies? ) really intrigues me !
See you later x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue. Can't beat an angel! Love it. CraftyClareW

hettygarlick said...

Very beautiful. I love the angels and have them all. Another one for the collection!

Sam Roberts said...

She is beautiful Sue! Well done :-) I love new release time!

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning Sue.
What a great start to this Christmas collection. The angel is lovely. Can't wait to see what else you have for us.
Take care everyone. Xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a wonderful start to the day and you 2017 festive blogathon, we have all been waiting with baited breath to see your samples and quite rightly so that the 2017 Angel is up first, she is so beautiful, am pleased it is a little smaller (not that I don't like the previous angels - I have them all) I like the detail of the twinkles and lines that are there and I am looking forward to seeing more samples in the weeks to come. You have come up with a real winner here.

Pam I reiterate all that you have said above. My heart goes out to everyone involved with the terrible fire in London yesterday, as you and everyone on here has already said, our wonderful services and people of all backgrounds have joined together at this terrible time to help. My granny lived in Latimer Road many years ago before these flats were built, I recall that her flat was pulled down to make way for tower blocks.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful design and great addition to your angel collection. X
Janice K AC Bucks

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. I have to say I look forward to seeing your Festive Christmas dies and the Christmas Angel is stunning. I love the style of the card and the rich gold. I love how the Angel comes with the star background. I will be looking forward to seeing your cards... Wendy

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, looking forward to seeing what else you have in store for us.

Michele

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue,
Looking forward to the release of yourfestive collection.The Angle die is lovely makes a pretty card.
Catherine V94 xx

Sandy G(65) said...

Hi Sue
What a fabulous start to your new die launch. This smaller angel is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
My sympathies go out to all who have been affected by the fire in London.
Hugs.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Another beautiful angel Sue. I missed your first one but have the others. Lovely card. I can see this one being very popular especially as slightly smaller than previous years.
Thoughts and prayers to all those involved in whatever way with the fire. Horrendous news but great to see how everyone has rallied round regardless of race, colour, creed. These disasters seem to bring out the best in people but still a shame that they have to happen.

Crafty hugs to all.
D xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card and die.

TDQ Karen said...

What a great start to your new launch, love the angels, and great that it is a little smaller so it can be used on lots of projects xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful angel, makes a gorgeous card.

Barbara V

Angela Allen said...

Morning Sue
Another lovely collection to drool over. Gorgeous Angel! Looking forward to the rest of the collection. Like the idea of the separate background.
Love Angela x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, lovely start to your Christmas release. I have all the other Angels. Look forward to noon. Like everyone else I am saddened by yesterday's horrific fire. How much more can our country cope with. My husband was a fire fighter for 30 years and he said he had never seen anything like it. Glad to see the community pulling together to help

Love Rosemarie X X

Bluefairy4U said...

Good morning Sue, thank you so much for this lovely Angel - which is a must for me as I have all the other three! Lovely card and like the gold. Looking forward to your next show. Big hugs Jo alias Bluefairy xxx

Scottydog said...

Morning Sue. What a start to your festive collection! She is beautiful & I love that star background. Thank you for listening to your followers & making her a little bit smaller. I think there are a lot of us who make smaller cards. Roll on midday!

Chris Curry said...

Another gorgeous angel to start the show. Wonderful Sue, thank you. Looking forward to the next few days.😀😀😀

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW WOW WOW A fantastic start to your new die release and you had to put the 2017 Christmas Angel first as she is simply stunning as i have all of your other Angels i will have to get this one to keep my collection going,
(Thats my excuse and i am sticking to it) lol. The card is gorgeous with these colours making it rich and expensive looking. Really looking forward to the rest of your beautiful sample cards to get some ideas on how to use your new dies for my christmas cards. Good Luck for your launch Sue but reading everyones comments they are a great success already. So sad about the tower block fire my heart goes out to all those people affected and thank goodness to all those emergency services they do such a fantastic job under difficult circumstances.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sandra Holmes said...

Another hit to my credit card! Beautiful angel.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. What a brilliant angelic start to your Christmas die release. And smaller too. This is just me, I like neat and small. Good luck with the new dies Sue. Regards Ann Toppcards, Leeds.

Jan Sayer said...

I think this is the prettiest Angel so far. Looking forward to seeing all you have designed and the cards produced.
Jan
Northampton

Magic Maggie said...

OOOOO..you tease - put me in the hat!! These look lovely.

Happy belated birthday for last week - did you know that each month/star sign has a colour? I try and use that colour on personal cards (just one of my little trade secrets)
Love
Maggie (Yorkite)

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A beautiful angel again.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! Beautiful angel yet again, I love that she has a starry background! Looking forward to seeing what you've done with the other dies from your launch because they are all fabulous!
Hugs x
Heather T

Christine said...

I think this is the best of all your Angels, love the background too, thanks for chance of winning her, if not lucky I guess I will make a trip to the shops !
Look forward to the rest of the collection, deliberately not looked at stores offering pre-orders, I want a surprise when you showcase them !
Christine (Andypandy) x

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and a great idea to give your 2017 Angel her own background, I have all the previous year's angels so she's on my wishlist.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

June Horrocks said...

Hisue she's beautiful I have them all look forward to seeing your collection as always you are so gifted and we are so lucky xx
I Agee with what you said Pamala my daughter was a police officer for 36 years all our firemen and women police ect God bless them all
Love you sue xxxxxxxjune horrocks

karenlotty said...

Amazing how the comments have already hit the 50's Just goes to show how we covet your designs This year's angel looks very different and I'm eager to see other stunning creations
Karenlotty

val jones said...

Lovely Angel Sue and a beautiful card.
Love Val in Spain xxx

SueJ said...

She is lovely Sue, love the background as well.
Great card for the start of the blog launch.
Sue James.

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous angel Sue and fantastic card. One for me to buy me thinks xxxxxxxxx

Lorraine's blog said...

Loving the new dies Sue, will go on my wish list.

CROQUET QUEEN said...

Hi Sue,

HEAVENLY!! She's a beautiful addition and will look gorgeous in kraft card to give that Nordic look that I go for, so an absolutely perfect start for me, she goes straight to the top of the 'must have' list.

Thanks

Croquet Queen x

Ann R said...

Hi Sue
Love this die, a glorious angel. Thank you. She's on my list of dies I 'need' Ann from Newmarket

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the Angel Die anothere must have!
Nice to have a separate background to use on other cards!
Love Marg in [Bristol]

Clare Powell said...

Great die and beautiful card, really useful to have a background with it x

Sammy Onion said...

Hello Sue

Very excited about the new launches! Love Christmas and making cards for this time of the year. The Angel die is beautiful and would be a glorious addition to any crafters collection. looking forward to all the forthcoming launches!

Take care.

FoxyG Gilly said...

Fabulous card and die Sue.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A great card to show at the start of your new Christmas dies launch. Lovely that she has her own background as well.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card and die.

Donita Naylor said...


Dear Sue,

Congratulations on bringing all these new designs all the way to launch!

And thank you for making us all so very happy!

This first sample must have about five new dies in it. I have to agree with Nancy from Belgium that the little border is awesome.

The Littlest Angel sounds like the name of a Christmas book. But it's this die!

I'm just sorry I got here too late to have collected all the others.

Happy anniversary Stephanie! Will you tell which dies your groom snuck into the closet for you?

Way to catch the early bird, Yvonne. Love your family stories. Glad your fog is lifting.

Happy (belated) Birthday to Rebecca, but it's not belated if you keep celebrating for the rest of the month! And you're such a youngster!

Laine, I'm glad you're back. Sorry you weren't feeling well, but glad you looked in when you didn't feel like being seen. You don't have to be entertaining and amazing all the time. You could just say "Wow" or "Crikey" or "Yo," and it would count as a comment for Sue.

Now I'm going to look at a retailer to see how many of the new dies are part of this first chapter in The Prettiest Angel story.

CraftySueToo, are you kidding? If we all worked together we would not get a single lick of work done. We'd be in the break room all day, making cards! But if we all worked together making samples for Sue, you might have something there!

Love,
Donita


Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow what a fantastic start to your Festive die release. Another lovely Angel die & with a background will be useful. I have all your previous Angel's & they are all superb in there own right. Yvonne xx

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone. A beautiful Angel and love the background comes with it as well. Def on my list . What terrible news from London again, my heart goes out to all those affected. We truly have remarkable emergency services. Elaine H so lovely to have you as a Facebook friend, will message you later. Love and hugs to Pam and Crewe Trish and all who need one right now xxxxxxxxxxx

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful die and a stunning card. Really got my creative juices flowing can't wait for the rest of the reveals xx

ethansnanna said...



A lovely start to your festive dies!! She is
a great size too, plus the back ground, you do
spoil us!!



Doreen x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous die set, love the card.
Lydia
X

Anne said...

What a delightful die - I love the texture you have put on it. A gorgeous card as well, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Karen M Plymouth said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful angel,a must have definitely,I have all the others &I use them every year,
Gorgeous card,
Best wishes
Karen M Plymouth

Erica said...

Good morning Sue, 15th June and Christmas has arrived - so yummy. Lovely card and a super card. Erica

stitchingranny said...

Very pretty, but how can you fail with an angel on the card. Looking forward to seeing the collection.

Hugs
Helen, Derbyshire.

gwen70 said...

Stunning card and I love the angel, looking forward to seeing the others
Gwen70 Morecambe

eva Henninger said...

Loving this year's angel.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue a lovely angel for everyone's collection and a beautiful card to show it off. Love from Jackie xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

What a lovely card to greet me this morning on your blog, a beautiful angel.
Looking ahead I think THE e rest of the collection will be AWESOME.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Sunset Bay said...

Another amazing angel Sue!! Can't wait to see the rest of your creations xxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
What a lovely start to your Christmas Launch! It is a great idea that your Angel is a little smaller this year and as a bonus you have given us a background for her! A beautiful card!!
Lesley S x
Sunny West Sussex!

Fiona Mcneil said...

Beautiful as all your dies are. Good luck everyone Fiona McNeil from Barmulloch:):):)

STELLA MUNN said...

What a lovely start to our crafters' Christmas!!!! She's lovely and I really oike the card. Thanks Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful die to begin your christmas launch with. A very elegant card created using gold, black and white, I do like this colour combination.
Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a great start to the launch. She is beautiful as is your card

Yorks butterfly said...

Good Morning Sue, I have been waiting to see your Christmas Die Launch, and what a great way to start with one of your beautiful Angels.
Wendyx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
WOW what a stunning card to start the Christmas launch, really love this Angel.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need it and to all in London involved in the terrible fire
Love to all
Sharon
xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and die, love Jean Z xxxx

Diane King said...

Great card. Angel lovely. Diane (Spain) xx

snowy said...

Oh Sue, I haven't recovered from your last launch yet, lol. Whay....... what a way to start, shes beautiful. Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

Laura O' Connor said...

Great start to the launch love the angels you design look forward to seeing your new one each year. Laura O Springfield

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Ohh what a lovely surprise this morning your new Christmas die release and it's my fav angel I to have all the others and this one is at the top of my list for Christmas this year gorgeous Sue just Gorgeous
I would also like to extend my heartfelt sympathies to all people involved in the horrific fire in London
Go give your loved ones a hug yo just never know
Take care folks and good luck in the draw
Theresa G xx

Liz said...

Fabulous card and I love the angel. Looking forward to seeing all the new Christmas releases. xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is the perfect set to start this year's festive die launch - she's absolutely gorgeous with all that embossed detail and as a bonus we have a starry background die too!...double whammy!!...lol

Izzy

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Oh what a lovely start to your Christmas release, your angel is beautiful and love the idea of having her own background too. I think I've spotted a little bit of the die I preordered!!
Laine welcome back we did miss you
Dragonsnap2 glad you had a good holiday welcome back
Pam echoing you as always
Sending love and hugs to everyone
Pat L, Belfast

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, wow what a beautiful start to your Christmas launch, looking forward to the rest.
Thinking of all those people affected by the terrible fire in London.
Pam I agree with all you have said, I hope things get better for you.
Have a lovely day everyone, take care
Jess xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

This is a wonderful start to what I'm sure is going to be great treats in store. Looking forward to the rest!
Doreen R

Linda Keevers said...

She is lovely! What a delight to win. I feel she needs a good home here in Australia. Linda from Canberra.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.

What a stunner to kick off the collection!! I'm not normally into angels but this one seems to be sing to me well drawing me in with her wee trumpet/horn.

Love to all x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very lovely little Angel making a beautiful card to start off your launch ,i know we are in for a treat . Thank you .

Pam i am echoing you again today , you say it all so well.

Big hugs to all and an extra cuddle for my besties you know who you are .
Take care
Elaine H X

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful angel!! Your card is stunning!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a very beautiful and elegant christmas card Sue

gorgeous angel
Gr Karin

Ann Mansfield said...

What a pretty and unusual Angel and I think its going to be very versatile.

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, my we have got of to a grand start here, what a gorgeous card and die set, hugs Johanna craftynanna

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, nice way to start the launch!!!
Good luck with it but I know you won't need it!!!
I've a feeling this is going to be good!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning Christmas card. Another gorgeous elegant Angel die. I love her.

Anonymous said...

Love it thank you for the chance to win
Elizabeth Bennett

Jan 23 said...

Excited for my new ones to arrive. Love this

Anonymous said...

BEautiful Angel. A fantastic start to the new launch.

Kate from Kendal

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card, and a really elegant angel.
Rosemary xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card showcasing your new angel heralding the start of the launch. She is beautiful and with the addition of a background will be very useful. I am intrigued by the delicate borders but will wait patiently for their reveal.

PP - I'm not impressed, I'm flabbergasted!
Laine - Pleased to see you managed to summon up the energy to type a few words :-)

Frances

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

You certainly have chosen a stunning die to start off this new launch.
The card is absolutely gorgeous.

Love Brenda xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely start to your launch and I love your Angels, everyone you do has a slightly modern twist whilst still maintaining the traditional look. I don't usually do Angels, but do now have a couple in my die collection. Slowly converting me to a traditionalist....

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Your angel is beautiful and I can hear the trumpet sounding, I think she's breaking down my wall of resistance. She will have company with the others already in my collection!
Pam, are you back to work today? If so, don't let the b*ggers get you down!
Elaine, hope you are feeling much better today.
Alimecca, hope your knee is behaving.
Patricia, you know I am full of admiration for your wonderful son and all he does for the community.
Rosmarie, your husband is also to be admired for his contribution to our safety over the years.
Yvonne, are you trying to finish me off altogether. Posting so early, it's enough to give me a heart attack ha ha. Take care, see you after 12 - I've just snuck in under the morning deadline!
love to all who are poorly, bereaved or lonely, and their carers.
Maureen xxx

goldiecraft said...

Perfect. An angel is so apt for today, with Londons horrific events!

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
You Have Inspired Us Once Again With Your "Stupendous" "Christmas 2017 Collection"
"Extravagant Dies" I'm Sure We'll Continue To Be Astonished With Your First Class "Masterpieces"
You Mentioned You Are Proud The Way Your Collection Turned Out So You Should Be.
It's A First Class Collection.
I Just Love Today's Card Also This Years "New Christmas 2017 Angel" She's Beautiful, I Need This One Then I'll
Have All The Angels, I Love The Colour Combination You've Used, It's Quite Striking Rich Also Extremely Opulent
Sue, Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Today's Remarkable Card Also Sharing Your Ideas With Us On How
To Use The Dies, I'm Sure In Months To Come You'll Show Us Different Techniques Etc:-
Sue, Thank You So Very For Your Extreme Kindness Also Your Generosity, I Can't Wait To See The Rest Of
Your Luxurious Cards.
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
From Sam xxx
****Good Luck🍀****To Who Might Be The Lucky Gift Winner.

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

An excellent show stopper for the first of your 2017 Christmas Collection

This is a beautiful die and equally a beautiful card

June x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue oh what a lovely start to your Christmas die launch. The angel is lovely looking forward to seeing the rest of the collection
Lynne L Haverfordwest

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Wow Gorgeous Angel for this year I love all your Angels & this one is beautiful so must have this one.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

rjsmusic said...

What a beautiful angel! Love the card!

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi sue
It doesn't seem two minutes since the last Blog post, and here we are again. Would be delighted to own this die
Margaret

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! What an amazing card to start your new Christmas die launch !!! Your new Angel is BEAUTIFUL !!! I love it. Great that she is smaller than previous Angels ( I have them all !!! ) I MUST have your new Angel to as I collect them all. I do love making my 8 x 8 " square cards for most of the year but at Christmas time I think it is better to make my Christmas cards a bit smaller size as I have lots to make and the cost of postage to. I am really pleased that you have made your latest Angel with her own matching background to. Another bonus !!! I really like the borders you have made at the sides of the card. Can't wait to find out more about them to. Thank you for a fantastic card and fantastic start. Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres x x x

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the horrific tower block fire in London. Thank God for our amazing, courageous fire fighters, police and ambulance services. Sending much love and hugs to you all. x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Tres from Orpington x x x

Littlelamb said...

This Angel looks gorgeous and a lovely background as well. Thank you so much for this Sue. Thinking of all those affected by yesterday's fire in London. Echoing what Pam and Patricia have said.

Rose in Chester said...

WOW Sue, this is a wonderful die.. Different from all the others, and I love the background to it, too.
Your festive collection 2017 is amazing.
Hugs, Rose

CraftyJo said...

Fab! Time to get cracking on those Xmas cards :)

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, well its started, the Christmas rush is on. I've already ordered this die and can't wait for it to arrive. Fabulous card and well done a great set of dies. Happy Christmas. Arlyn

lorraine eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Oh, i am sooo excited.....though not excited enough to comment at 6.30am Yvonne, are you trying to do me a mischief? As you know, ive not been a huge fan of angels over the years, much prefer a snowflake, poinsettia or snowman, but this little beauty definitely changes my mind. I love the fact that she is smaller but with the added bonus of a background i cant see why she would not join my collection pronto. The card sample is stunning and features a few interesting dies that are really intriguing me, particularly the borders and background to the wonderful sentiment. I don't care if its summer and mid June...not that you'd notice with this dreadful weather:-(.....i am ready for Christmas and all the sparkle and glitz that entails!
I'll comment in more detail later on. Hope everyone is well and has a nice day enjoying this crafting feast...my thoughts and prayers are extended to those affected by the fire in Kensington, the emergency services have done us proud yet again and should be commended for their valour.

Love and crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxx

Cathie Weary said...

Your new angel is beautiful and a great way to start off the launch. Would love to add her to my collection of your angels.

CCM said...

Hi Sue

I am so excited to see your new dies in this release. I make small cards so this pretty angel is perfect for what I need.

Thoughts and prayers for all effected by the fire at Grenfell Tower.
Hugs to you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Pattyb said...

I always love your new angel each year! This is gorgeous! Love your card you made, too!
Thx for the chance to win this beautiful die!
Hugs, Pattyb

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful elegant angel, one to add to my other angels I think

also love that it comes complete with background die

Vie
x

Bente Sørflaten said...

She is gorgeous!

Lorraine Freeman said...

A beautiful start to your festive launch.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I love this angel . She is beautiful and her trumpet is a lovely finishing touch! Having the background too with the lovely Star is gorgeous. You are very good at giving us stars and other extras on Die sets which come into their own after we get them home! Beautiful card too - love the frames!
I meant to comment earlier - saw PP 's comment and promptly passed out! Only came round a short while ago! Lol! Wow!
Echoing everything you have said Pam. Knowing Patricia and the parents of someone in the Metropolitan Police makes me think of their families too when tragedy strikes. We owe them an awful lot!
See you later , all being well. This Angel must join my others!
Love to all,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen!!) xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

I love your angels. I am pleased this year's angel is smaller. Your design today is lovely. Forty new dies in this latest die release - WOW! Looks like I will have to get a job with pay to help me buy all the ones I surely will want of these. Looking forward to seeing more of these dies.

Anonymous said...

Lovely angel and versatile. She would make a lovely musician or dancing girl by simply trimming her wings or trumpet off.

Musical Gina in Greenville, SC

IVY Ling said...

Wow another lovely angel from this launch! I have the other angels from the other collections and would definitely collect this too. Ivy Ling, Lincoln x

Maria Illsley said...

What a great addition to your angels Sue. I am looking forward to see what you have created with this collection. xx

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, I didn't ask for a smaller angel with an outline cut but here it is, I pulled my 2016 angel out a few days ago getting ready for Christmas wishing it had a outside die.

Lovely card Sue, you are so talented.

Lori from Canada

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Another stunning Angel to join the collection, this is so different from the previous Angels, but it is stunning as always, I love how you have used it on your card, truly beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

donna sherman said...

Really like this angel!!! She is posed like she has something she is celebrating! That I like! And to have a background to go with her is a real plus!!!!

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, love this card, its shows off the die really well. Wasn't sure about this one bit I've changed my mind now x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, I have been looking forward to the Christmas launch since you told me you would be making your Christmas samples after Ally Pally and your 2017 Angel is a great way to start the launch. I am pleased you have decided to make it smaller this year as it makes it so much easier to use.

Lisbeth

Dawn Holben said...

Sue i have been looking forward to this launch since i saw a sneak peak.
As usual your Christmas angel is stunning and is a definately must have
in any craft collection.

Nanny Jo said...

A beautiful angel die...trumpeting her news to the world!! Stunning, Sue. Nanny Jo N Ireland

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great start to the launch, such a pretty angel. I love the background too, what a treat.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today and Patricia's too, what an awful tragedy. Xxxx

Janet Wilson said...

Love this year's angel, & a beautiful background as well!

Janet Wilson in Menston

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Gorgeous card and what a Beautiful Angel she is devine.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Lisa C Johnson said...

Hi Sue:

I always love your angels and can't wait to see what the background looks like.
Lovely card.

Lisa J in Victoria

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

What a lovely surprise when I went to your blog. Another fantastic giveaway.

I would love to win any one of your dies, but your Christmas collection is always something useful and lovely.

Fingers crossed!!!!!!

Lol Barbara W (Worcestershire)

Kim said...

Loving the new festive die collection, looking forward to seeing what Sue does with them

KittyA said...

Wow love these new designs....never too early to make Christmas cards!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. That die is amazing. You are so clever. Take care. Hugs Jackie

NancyR said...

Very beautiful! Glad to see you are making some things a bit smaller. Looking forward to everything else.

NancyR in Delaware, USA

Elizabeth Louise said...

A very unusual take on the angel for this year....would love to win this.
Well do Sue for yet again coming up with something new.

Energised Elizabeth expecting Christmas cards

Sam said...

What a lovely angel to celebrate Christmas!

Glennis said...

Such a beautiful angel

Suemac said...

A beautiful card

Narrowboat girl said...

Hi Sue, delighted to see you start off you new Christmas collection with an angel. All have been fab so far & this one is no exception

Sheila Barns said...

Always need an Angel for Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love your Christmas angels dies they are so pretty.
Beverley W

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Your angels are all gorgeous.
Best Wishes
Dorianne

scrAPpamondo said...

Best wishes for your new collection! This angel looks amazing and your card is a delight!

ursula longworth said...

Another amazing collection from you Sue, can see my purse emptying already...Super card...luv Ursula xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Gorgeous card Sue, Looking forward to seeing the rest of your release
Julie x

SHARLENE LEBLANC said...

VERY NICE DIE . CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE REST OF THE NEW DIES.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous. Like that you have given a background too. The angels are always beautiful. Love and hugs Alison xx

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
What a wonderful way to start showcasing your new collection, your Little Christmas Angel is beautiful and this year she comes with her own starry background, wonderful. I'm playing catchup today, we've been decorating all day and this is the first time I've got to sit down properly.

Pam I echo your thoughts today, our firefighters deserve a medal for what they did yesterday and they are in my prayers today, they will need lots of support in the months to come to help them deal with such a harrowing experience. My thought and prayers also for all those poor people affected by this latest tragedy.
Love and hugs
Saba xxx

Crafti Macky said...

Wow Sue, what a fantastic die set, love the card you have made using it,

thank you so much for the inspiration

Anonymous said...

Sue
The angel is perfect - a wonderful start to the 2017 collection - hard act to follow!!
Regards
C. MacHugh

Craftychris said...

Wow! What a stunner to start the collection with, I love it! Gorgeous card too! Craftychris in Bournemouth! xxx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
I think the background really adds to the Angel die!

Barbara in Carnwath

RG Stamper said...

I love Angels, and will buy this gorgeous one if I don't win the draw anyway.

Donna Golby said...

Fantastic start to your new die launch. I have all of your Christmas angels as they are so beautiful and this one looks to be also.

Donna Golby

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
What would Christmas be without your angel Sue and once again she is just beautiful
I echo your comments on the dreadful fire, such terrible senseless loss. Thoughts and prayers to all involved.
Hugs
Muriel x


Di said...


Hi Sue,
Congratulations on what looks to be a wonderful collection, love the card and I love the Angel die and beautiful starry background.
Prayers to our English friends from Australia.
Cheers,
Di B, x
Tasmania.

Eunice (Canada) said...

Lovely card Sue, what is Christmas without a wonderful Angel!!

Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny said...

I just love the simple colour combinations of this one with the black and the gold. It offsets the angel so wonderfully.
Another classic from you, Sue.
Love, Nanny JooJoo. X

Barbara (C) said...

A beautiful Angel to start this Christmas launch. BarbaraC

Wendy L said...

Dont need anything else on a card, beautiful, xxx

Anonymous said...

I love the Christmas Angels and this one is no exception

Denise from Scotland

karen keen said...

Good Morning Sue
I always look forward to your yearly Christmas Angel. This one is stunning. I have all the others. I need this one for my collection.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

P Austen said...

Have been waiting for this year's Angel as zI have all of your other ones too. Lovely!

SHARICA said...

Oh wow xx have not been this excited since your last festive collection xx just awesome

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a great start to the launch of your Festive Collection. I have all your Christmas Angels.
This one is quite different and I look forward to seeing all your samples.
Véronique L

Tressa said...

Although I am not religious, I do like to send religious cards to friends who are and this smaller angel fulfils the brief on two counts as it is also smaller and ideal for keeping postal costs down.

Teresa

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous angel. Love this.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Annie Stamps said...

Love this die set Sue. She's such a pretty angel, absolutely love the background.

Annie P
xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

A glorious angel for 2017. I love the texture on the angel. Can't wait to see the coming samples with this one.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Elaine said...

Oh my gosh! The new festive collection is beautiful. I want them all. Can't wait to see what else is coming.

julie laz said...

Well another angel 😇 added to my others, thanks sue, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Joan Morrison said...

snowed in the rocky mt please help more Christmas dies

Joan Morrison said...

Joan Rocky MT National Park have all other angles need to add to collection have all other Christmas die and will buy all of these

liz spooner said...

She is gorgeous Sue, well worth the wait.xx

Crafty Clare said...

I have all the other angels will have to get this one.
Hugs Clare Anne xx

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a brilliant selection of new dies and loving what ur doing with them on these cards so far
JOY Xx

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