Monday, 11 July 2011


Morning blog followers!  Well it seems that nobody wants to have me shot at dawn or drawn and quartered for posting Christmas samples in July!  Yeah for that, I was sweating bullets!  So here are a  few more of the Christmas cards from the last shows for your perusal.  Since they had the same colour schemes, I decided to post them both together, even though they are using different Spellbinder dies from the Christmas set offering.  I can't really decide which of these I prefer, how about you?  They are both simple in their layouts, nothing too tricky.  I did, however, use the border from the doily set on the first card with the bauble (see they mix and match well, don't they?!)  I do like the soft blue and white colour combo for Christmas.  It gives you the feel of the season, but in a subtle way I think.  Let me know what you think of these and if you are still in the mood for more (because I definitely have more!).  All for now, Sue x

59 comments:

E.T said...

Stunning!

Jan said...

Absolutely fabulous xx Jan

veronica said...

these are lovely - think i prefer the bauble one, so simple, but the snowflake is stunning, definitely a special one!

marg said...

Hi Sue !
Love the blue and white... really crisp,and white,and even!(LOL) and if we have a winter like last, the colours will really match. I love the Snowflake card , it looks like an iced Christmas Cake..beautiful.
Love Marg

Craft2gether said...

Hi Sue. Got to be my favourite colour scheme for Christmas. Love them both but bauble one come out top for me! Thanks for yesterday. Really enjoyed it. Lol Lynne xxx

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow what a super little christmas card ... love your design ... the snowflake is great ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Both are gorgeous, love the snowflake and the border on the top one x

Debs said...

Beautiful cards, snowflakes are such special images. Hugs Bee

Wellington said...

Both beautiful cards - but I'm edging towards the snowflake aperture as my fave cos I'm a sucker for lots of dimension on a card, particulary if it does the slightly unexpected thing of going 'in' rather than a more tradtional popping up & outwards

Fiona said...

Absolutely lovely. Having just booked a holiday for October I think I'd perhaps better follow your example and make a start on my Christmas cards!

Clai01 said...

I really can't decide which one I prefer as they are both absoutely gorgeous! I'm trying to visualise a set of 5 all different but on the same christmas theme and design and they would make a stunning selection in this colour combination.
Very cool !

Kate's Cards said...

Crisp fresh designs!

dutchess said...

Hi Sue....MORE MORE MORE!!!!! we need your inspiration for Christmas...I was so mad at myself for missing the christmas baubles....I love these 2 cards they are so elegant......and I shall aspire to recreate even though I only have last years nesties......take care and more samples please!!! Margaret

Karen said...

Beautiful colours and look so cool and elegant whilst the sun is shining outside!!! Christmas in July, great!

Maryann said...

Oh boy these are sooo cool. I just love these Spellbinder dies and these are awesome. What lovely cards you´ve made with these here Sue, they looks gorgeous. Beautiful work and sooo easy for anyone to do.

tracey said...

What a beautiful snowflake, gentle and sophisticated.great stuff!

Marjorie's Owl said...

Gorgeous cards, can't choose between them!

christine said...

Both are stunning I can't decide which is my favourite love the colours too.

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Well who could resist these? x leigh x

Sue said...

Beautiful cards both. I love love the second one, hope you don't mind but I'll be giving that one a try myself. Keep them coming.

Sue

KimberleyG said...

I really like both of them. It is neat how the second one is a raised cutout. I used the same colours for my Christmas cards last year. It was a refreshing change from the traditional. Feel free to show us more.

LellyJelly said...

Oh yes, these definitely hit the spot! Anything blue is good. I don't do the reds/greens for Christmas so these are right up my street. Not twee or over 'lacy' in effect, these are just lovely. The second is my 'must-have', but hey, who cares?? It's Christmas in July.
So looking forward to the dabble day - if we're late then please wait for us - I'm the driver.x

Jan said...

Beautiful cards Sue, love the subtle colours.
Jan x

bea said...

Stunning cards Sue as always - thanks

Helene said...

Lovely Christmas cards and so inspirational.

Papercraft By Carole said...

Both gorgeous - but I definately have a thing for that ornament die. Keep them coming!! Like the sound of your "Dabble Day"!! Cxx

Soo said...

I love love the snowflake one but love the ornament one just that little bit moe. I bought the Christmas Spellbinder set and can't wait to get using them! Thanks again for the inspiration.

PaulineC said...

They are both really gorgeous and I cannot decide which one I prefer.

gill said...

Both cards are gorgeous but prefer the bauble one because I could try that for myself although i dont have the Xmas dies.

Gill

Barbara Phillips said...

Love the snowflake one but the bauble one is also fab. Please give us more samples as I need the inspiration. When are you back on C&C?

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue gorgeous cards. I got the dies so it's so nice to see them up close. I definately need the inspiration. Thanks for sharing. Hugs x ChrisB

furrypig said...

Fabulous as always and lovely cool colours depicting the winter season perfectly

Craftylell said...

Sue, these cards are simply stunning! The snowflake stamp and dies are beautiful....Keep on crafting...

Rufus said...

How beautiful! Keep posting 'em!!
R/

Anonymous said...

Show us more they are beautiful

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

I think i prefer the bauble but both lovely. I like the colour combo too, it looks very clean and stylish.

Julie x

Julie Smith said...

Hi Sue,

So pleased I have found your blog, I love your cards they are so classy

Lorraine said...

oh wow sue you really do spoil us with inspiration these cards are delish i love the crisp white look from them xx

439b145a-ad4b-11e0-846c-000bcdcb5194 said...

love this white on white look, specially with that little bit of colour, beautiful!

Vee said...

Oh, Sue. You have done it again. I think these will be my Christmas cards this year.
Thx.

Bernie said...

These are both stunning! Can't pick just one, love them both to much.
Blessings bernie

Anonymous said...

I love both and can't choose a favourite!
The colour is beautiful, a favourite of mine!

Deb

scrapper said...

Absolutely LOVE the clue and white snowflake card - so classy.
Baubles are not my cup of tea but this white card is very stylish.
Looking forward to seeing you at the workshop tomorrow

violetclouds said...

like the others have said, so hard to choose, but for me the snowflake wins

Littlehamsterz said...

They're both absolutely beautiful, but my favorite is definitely the snowflake spellbinder. It just looks so intricate!

Tiggerbird said...

Absolutely beautiful cards... so detailed!

Carole said...

They are so beautiful...I love the colours too

Mimi said...

These are both stunning! Especially in the white. Great job!

Ms. Petersen said...

These are absolute stunners! I really struggled last year with coming up with Christmas card ideas, so I am so happy to have come upon yours here. I've saved them to my "ideas" folder. Thanks so much for posting them!

Mimi said...

I'm the biggest "Bah humbug" around too....but I love these two cards!!! They are just gorgeous!! Great inspirations! Thanks! Mimi

Angel Wings And Beautiful Things said...

WOW again now who would want to receive one of these gorgeous cards in the Mail I love the layered look with the ornament and the ribbon and rose just finish the card.
love your work. thankyou so much for sharing
Hug mariana

Ayelet said...

Theses cards are fabulous! In this summer hit, it made me feel a little bit chilly :-)

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Stunning cards! They are fabulous!!! I love the second one most because I like the way you have done the central snowflake, it's gorgeous. :) X X

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CathyinMN said...

Love them both! I certainly would have to get them both since I wouldn't be able to make up my mind.

Jan said...

Just love these cards but which die is the cut out snowflake from? would love to purchase it

Tigs said...

Lovely cards. I like to see cards using colours other then green and red. They are beautiful.

Yvette said...

both cards are lovely but my favourite is the bauble, such an elegant card and lovely colours

Weihn said...

Absolutely fabulous xx Jan

Patricktngx said...

Both gorgeous - but I definately have a thing for that ornament die. Keep them coming!! Like the sound of your "Dabble Day"!! Cxx