Friday, 15 November 2013

Christmas X 2

Hi crafters!  It's time again for a double dose of Christmas.  I thought as long as I have a fair few cards to work with, I would try to pair up different styles for you so you can see a wide variety of looks.  So today's pair include a traditional angel card, almost on the romantic side and a more modern clean style (below).  For the first card, I stamped the Festive Poinsettia by Justrite all over the background of a piece of milk coloured card.  I used a clear Perfect Medium pad for this, then dusted the background with gold mica powder.  Rather than embossing, the mica gives a much softer look and a lovely shimmer as well.  I stamped the angel using the flake and glitter glue onto milk card.  I used the Summer Meadow gilding flakes to cover the image, then refined it using a piece of rubit scrub it pad.  I covered the image with a sticky adhesive sheet, then micro beaded over the top, encapsulating the angel.  I cut this piece into a rectangular shape and matted it with the pretty Timeless Rectangle die, also cut in milk card.  I mounted her in the centre of the card, then cut two poinsettias to layer up.  I added my flower to the corner with a piece of gold tulle and some metallic Bakers Twine. I used the gold alcohol ink to change the colour on a large flatback pearl and added it to the middle of the flower.  I matted the card with a soft gold mat before finishing with my double pierced mats in milk card.  Finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 8 1/4" in size.







For the second card today, I have a more modern take and a fairly quick card to do as well.  I cut a piece of black card and embossed it with the Tapestry embossing folder.  I used the Large Labels to cut a piece of card covered with the self adhesive sticky sheets.  I peeled the backing paper off and covered it with Summer Meadow gilding flakes.  I cut the tree from the Heartfelt Creations die set called Banner and Trees and added pearls to the flowers.  I glued it to the gilded background.  I matted it with a piece of black and then a thin white mat.  I added this piece to my embossed background with some foam for dimension.  Finished this one off with a double white pierced mat and some black rhinestones swirls in opposite corners.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8"in size.  I hope you like them, or at least have a favourite.  Another video tomorrow for you and card giveaway winners too! Don't forget to check back. All for now, Sue x









156 comments:

Pam said...

2 gorgeous cards again today but the angel card is my favourite today. Thank you Sue

Debby Berry said...

Good. Morning Sue,
The double billing is great. Both cards while different are inspirational, love the angel.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you two beautiful cards, the angel is todays favorite. The tree I would send to a male. Take care Kitty

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, 2 fabulous cards I like
the tree although the angel is fab. too I used the tree on a lot
of my cards last year so maybe the
angel for a different look this year
you have given us so many
to choose from this year we can
have a differnt one for everybody
fantastic.
Nancyd xx

Diane G said...

Love them both equally, black gems on black card so subtle but so very effective. Stunningly beautiful and with the gilding flakes - whats not to like. Thank you Sue for sharing your beautiful work.

Have a great day Diane

kimberley said...

Love both the cards and have the ingredients to make them.Still haven't managed to start my own cards as I'm still busy making ones for other people but these will definitely be on my list when I finally get started!take care,x.

auscrafts said...

2 more lovely cards Sue

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow oh Wow, I love the angel card, it is mystical and love the microbeads atop the angel, and with the tulle and the poinsettia, I love it !! The second card is lovely and would be ideal for a male. We are 'spoilt' today, but it is fabulous to get two cards, Thank You, Sue.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Both cards are stunning again love the angel one the background are great the poinsettia great to thank you Tracy w x

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards today! What contrasting styles - I can't decide on the one I like best. Both have the wow factor.
Best wishes
Anne O

Maryann Laursen said...

2 very very beautiful cards here again Sue. I just absolutely LOVE the look of the guilding flakes, but unfortunately not been able to find them anywhere here, so guess, I´ll have to try on Create and Craft now, as my last chance. I was wondering, do I have to get some special glue for that??? I´ve seen you use this Cosmic Shimmer glue on your shows, but can any craftglue be used??? Just because they never wants to send glue internationally for some reason, so will need to find something usable here???

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, what a wonderful delight this morning, two gorgeous cards. Cannot choose a favourite out of the two because they are so so elegant. Thank you for the double delight. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Two beautiful cards Sue. I can't choose between them today. Both are equally lovely.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, beautiful cards, loving my gilding flakes of late, and my newest order was delivered last night. The angel has to be my favourite. Bx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of today's cards are gorgeous. You are so talented. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Jan.moogie said...

Inspiration on a double scale, wow Sue you truly spoil us. Really like the angel stamp so the card is gorgeous. Mind you that tree on the other card is to die for. Thanks for sharing. xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Hard to choose as I love both cards but I think the angel just edges it as she is so gorgeous, love the new way you have gilded her. Xxxxx

Evelyn from Ireland said...

Have that Angel die and was struggling to decide on how I would use it as the finish on her is unusual. Now I can't wait to get home from work to get out my stamps and holding flakes. Thanks Sue. You are amazing. Evelyn x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Two such beautiful cards to start our day - thank you. As always I'm having problems trying to come up with some ideas for our family Christmas cards but having seen your beautiful cards of late I know that I am probably nearer to solving our problem. Thank you for sharing these and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love both cards, I don't have that tree but do have another tree I could give that card a try.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

evelyn from Ireland. said...

Gilding flakes I meant!! Predictive text and no glasses are a dangerous combination!!

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue both beautiful creations today, we are lucky I have the angel stamp, she is gorgeous and I have the dies , and flakes so a good start. I have made a card already using fine glitter and adhesive sheet following your demo and it is fab Thank youx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What two wonderful Christmas cards that anybody would love to receive! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love both of them.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - like both but love the angel - simply divine!
Rgs
Clare W

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
You are spoiling us again! Two beautiful cards today, both are truly gorgeous but I think the angel is my favourite.

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Two stunning cards for us all today though my favourite is the Angel, I love this stamp so beautiful.

Both very different but just as elegant.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.com/

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both lovely card Sue.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, How you are spoiling us!! Two very very beautiful cards, the angel is gorgeous and maybe edges it for me, the tree would be great for a male.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a beautiful way to finish the week on. Two absolutely beautiful cards and each one so very different.
Although I love both designs for me I think the second one has the edge today. This for me is totally out of my box as I'm very traditional about Christmas so I have surprised myself this morning.
Hoping to get some crafting in today as both days this week I've started something has cropped up and I've had to leave it.
Janet x

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, gold and cream and gold and black,gorgeous combinations for 2 fab cards.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Victoria said...

Two beautiful cards for Christmas, quite different to the traditional red/green combo. I particularly like the first one, it's a beautiful image.

Craftysusan said...

Two beautiful cards again Sue, thank you. Love gilding flakes, must get mine out more.

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. I just love thus angel. I've bought thus stamo but haven't got round to using it yet. I must today. I like th either card as well but definitely the angel us my favourite. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Both cards are stunning, I'm leaning toward the tree card as my favourite.
Donna Jones

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, think my favourite is the angel, can't wait to use my stamp maybe I will today.....
First batch of CC are finished now on to batch two my special ones.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
haven't got a favourite, both cards are equally gorgeous. And once I've done the majority of my cc, I'll certainly use my angel and the tree and of course, the poinsettias to make such elaborate cards..... Both stunners, I must say.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue hard to choose a favourite 2 lovely cards great ideas - thank you
Denise Hancock X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

The angel card is so beautiful

Anonymous said...

The angel card simply divine, Sue, can't believe all the detail on the stamp still shows through after gilding and then micro beading. Colours just gorgeous. Is now the time to get serious about trying to stamp, I wonder??!
Also like the second card, so striking with the black and gold.

'P' in Wales

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
I really love No.1 with the angel as i have 2 friends that would cherish this card. No.2 i would have said would make a great masculine card, but since i know at least 1 couple who are very modern, minimalistic type, this would be the card for them. Both cards are lovely in their own way, but the first would be for me. Its great you giving us a double exposure as it gets our brains functioning along new lines again. Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning cards as always. I love the detail on the angel. Thank you so much
Hugs Dawn Searle

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Im completely in love with the black card. Stunning. I like the design of the cream one but just not a fan of the angel stamp Im afraid.
Have a great day.
Ang x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Two super cards today. The angel is so lovely but like the tree too.
Audrey x

Jax said...

Hi Sue.
No.1 is my favourite,that angel sings to me.Most of my `special`cards will have her on them this year!Having said that,
I like the other one too. Jackie. x

hazel young said...

stunning cards Sue my favourite is the top one but both are gorgeous xx hazel

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Thank you for two beautiful cards. I love both of them, the angel is gorgeous and the tree is a great one for the men so everyone is happy! Have a god weekend. Take care.

Lynda said...

Hi Sue
Both good, but I prefer the angel one but only because of the colour.

Marion said...

Hi Sue love the tree card but not sure on the angel one.
Marion H

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Two stunning cards that can be used for anyone. Your work and ideas are an inspiration to us all, and these are ones I shall try today.
Hugs
Carol x

karenlotty said...

Like like Mrs Duck I am not a fan of the angel But love the tree it is gorgeous Thanks for a great blog Sue

hollyberry said...

Love both cards today.the Angel card is my favourite but I am biased as I won the one you made on C&C which is waiting to take an pride of place in my new craft area when I get it sorted.It is even more beautiful in real life and I love the angel stamp.

Cameeli said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are great!!
but my preference is the the Angel is is so lovely and I love the cream poinsetia. I just happen to have this in my stash and now I am really spoiled for choice and not sure what I will end up making.
The sun is out here and I hope is is for you.
Have a great day
Cameeli xx

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - two beautiful cards today. I had my first try at gilding flakes the other day - not as successfully as you !! but I think more attempts will follow. Thank you Helen xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Two fabulous cards, love them both but if I had to choose it may be the angel. Thank you for the inspiration.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Two fabulous cards, love them both but if I had to choose it may be the angel. Thank you for the inspiration.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

gwen70 said...

2 beautiful cards Sue, but I adore the angel

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a great start to the day I love both cards they are so different from each other.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sonia Jones said...

2 super cards today. I like them both. But the angel is stunning! hugs Sonia x

Micky French said...

Both Stunning, what more can I say. xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning cards today. My fav colours are gold and black so guess which is the one I like best? Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

snowqueen62 said...

Like both card designs but not a fan of the angel stamp but don't know why so will have to be the tree for me today.
Hugs Sue x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Both cards are lovely but the angel card is my favourite just beautiful love Jean Z xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love both cards, but as I have the angel stamp, I guess I will be trying that one. Thanks again for lots of inspiration. Take care, Jess xx

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
WHAT MORE CAN I SAY BUT FAB FAB FAB
FAB.YOUR CARDS ARE JUST SO DIFFERENT
AND INSPIRERING.

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
Well I've said it so many times so I can only apologise for sounding like a Broken Record, but you've done it once more with your "Truly Beautiful Cards" thank you so much for the "two Cards" the tips and inspiration. I love the "Gold Angel Card" it's so Clean and Soft looking love the background where you have used the fabulous Mica Powders! and then the Angel using the Gilding Flakes! and then to add my favourite Micro Beads! they make the image really stand out! then there's the equally "Beautiful Black Card" some would say Masculine but it's a Card I would love for myself, I love The Tapestry Embossing Folder! used on the Black background this makes it stand out, love the use of Gilding Flakes! to soften the Black, then cutting The Tree in Black and adding the Odd Pearl just finishes it of. Love from Sam x

Clare said...

Beautiful cards, the angel one is my favourite.

Clare x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Two fantastic Christmas cards, I think the angel is slightly in the lead for me, but they are both beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, A lovely pair of cards today love how you've used the guilding flakes especially on the angel which I think has the edge for me, both cards are lovely though.
Hugs
Jean D

Joan D said...

Two very different but beautiful cards. The black and gold is stunning and makes a statement, and the other card is really traditional and oh so the spirit of Christmas x x

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. I used an angel stamp like this for half my Christmas cards and they looked lovely - but not as lovely as yours of course. Love the tree on the golden background. Thank you. xx Maggie (better without a bow but with a flower)

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Two gorgeous gorgeous cards today

I love love love the Angel stamp

so delicate and done in flake and

milky card its so pretty.

The more modern one on the black

is gorgeous I love the Christmas

tree.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and Wilsonettes. Well ladies, Julia is with a decent presenter thank goodness : ) now back to what our leader has given us today. Im sorry to say that Im not a lover of 'traditional' type cards but I do love the black and gold, I need to get to grips with guilding, Im new to them so I dont get the quantity of glue just so and I hate to waste my expensive flakes if I've not got it right, but its the only way I'll learn I suppose.
Thanks Sue for all the inspiration you have given your Wilsonettes this week, and look forward to what you give us next week.
Good luck to all you ladies for the draw tomorrow and have a creative, expressive crafting day. Stay warm all you lovely Wilsonettes.
Take care and lots of hugs.
Lancashire Steph xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I really like the 1st card and the Poinsettias are so pretty!
In fact both cards are lovely!
Love Marg

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards again today { you are spoiling us }
If i could choose to pick the one i like most it would be the tree .

Take care
Elaine H X

Helen Barker said...

Both lovely,but the angel has the edge for me.Very serene especially in the gold & cream.
Helen Bx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, how to choose they are both delightful but I think it is the tree for me. What a difference the flakes make to cards. Love from Jackie D

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Two gorgeous cards again today. The tree is my favourite. I'm not really into angels, although the card is very very nice.

Kim Matthews said...

love both your cards today - the angel card is my favourite I've seen around this season. Beautiful!
Hugs
Kim M
x

TOB said...

Love them both. although the angel is gorgeous. Love the gilding flakes on both. hugs x

Debs A said...

Morning Sue two more beautiful cards i love them both but i have the angel stamp but never used it as im not a stamper but when it was on c&c i fell in love with it and thought i would give it ago. But i never got around to it. But now ive seen these cards im going to have ago today i'll strike while the irons hot as they say lol. I will send you a picci when ive done it for your opinion. Take Sue xxxx

Debs A

Jackie Meechan said...

Two beautiful cards as usual. My preference is the 2nd however both are beautiful.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Disco Queen said...

Super cards Sue!

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Love them both! Especially the second one, really up todate and modern.
Gail Cx

Susan White said...

Love that angel card - traditional but with a soft and modern feel. It would cheer anyone's Christmas to receive that!!

Thanks, Susan

Rachel Taylor said...

I do love it when we get 2 ! The angel is just gorgeous
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love both cards, the soft mica powder background of the first card is beautiful, and the die cut tree is so modern.
Thanks for the inspiration
Best wishes, Pat

utilitygirl said...

2 great cards Sue. Must get out my gilding flakes and start some Christmas cards

hotpotato said...

both lovely cards.

Mac Mable said...

Great cards, as usual..my favourite is the angel one, love the colours and the techniques, thanks for sharing x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely cards Sue. The angel card is my mum she past away not long ago she is my angel. X

Gail said...

Two stunning cards and you have given me yet more ideas for Xmas cards - thank you xx GailT xx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Lovely cards today. I love the poinsettia on the first card with the glitter and baker's twine. The second card is my favourite, as I love using the flakes. Motivated me to do a few more Christmas cards this weekend. Many thanks for sharing all your talent!
Sheila x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh great...a 2 fer!! Stunning cards too. I bought the angel when I first saw you use it and as it's quite big I wasn't quite sure how to use it...now I know! Lol! Many thanks for all the inspiration Sue.

Love Sheila xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, I laughed at your comment that you "at least have a favourite" card. As usual I love them both for different people.
X Ros

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Simply adore them both but if I had to choose a favourite it would be the angel one. Thank you so much for sharing.
Beverley W

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, I laughed at your comment that you "at least have a favourite" card. As usual I love them both for different people.
X Ros

suejimbel said...

Both gorgeous cards Sue, but I think the angel is my favourite. I love the use of gold mica and also the flower - lovely. Thanks for my prize - really lovely!
Sue of Worcester

Lacelady said...

Sue, you have surpassed yourself today - I love both cards, especially as I have all the dies AND the stamps!

Lindsay Martin said...

wow two totally different cards today, loving both of them. Sue you are so talented, the way you make them look so different..

SusanP, Kent said...

The Christmas Angel is my favourite, but both cards are gorgeous. I have the angel stamp and the Christmas Tree die and now I have more inspiration for using them. Thank you.
Sue

Marianna Hammer said...

Oh I love guilding flakes and micro beads and alll those speceial effects on our cards. These two are especially nice. I can't look enough at them. Lovely!

Jennifer Swandells said...

Two totally different cards, although I prefer the angel card. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Two totally different Christmas cards today. The Angel card is really beautiful. I bought this stamp and father Christmas but have not used them as yet. The black card would work very well for Males
Have a lovely day
Take care
Hazel G x

Kai Ramos said...

Wow, these are sooo beautiful. I hope to be able to do these techniques in the future.

Meg said...

Love the Angel card Sue. I bet in real life she glimmers beautifully.
You have so many more bloggers now - lucky you. It takes an age to scroll to the end of comments to leave my own but I read them all on the way through.
Margaret O
xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous Christmas cards. I have bought the Angel stamp as she is so beautiful but not yet used it. The Angel card has to be my favourite of the two cards.

Kate's Cards said...

Once again beautiful cards

nannapat said...

Two gorgeous cards today Sue. I have the angel stamp - it's so beautiful and the detail on it is lovely. Now I think I need that tree die, it's so pretty and really modern. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue what brilliant cards. I loved the angel one when you demo'd in on C&C and love it even more now. Both are so different and so beautiful. Hard to choose between them but the angel wins. Looking forward to tomorrow. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Joanne K said...

Hi sue, two stunning cards but so different. I can't decide if I have a favourite out of them. Great inspiration. Kind regards Joanne K x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. These are two very beautiful cards today !! I certainly could not choose between them as they are both so lovely in different ways. I love the angel stamp and the mica powder background. I especially love the colours of this card and the beautiful poinsettia too. (My favorite christmas dies and stamps.) I also really love the gilding flakes tree. Very striking and stunning !! I have received my prize from your blog comments. Thank you very much Sue you are so generous. I have been making a christening card for my new little nephew. I did not know what embossing folder to use for the background. I made a spellbinders shape then tried to emboss it with the shape die still in it. I used Sue's heart lattice folder. Well I removed it from the folder and I had embossed the shape round the wrong way. I had de-bossed it !! It looks just like a baby's quilt !! So I am using it for my background !! It suits the card perfectly. Thankfully it was a "happy accident". I am looking forward to the next video. Take care Sue. Lots of love Tres x x x

Anne Crawford said...

Love the Angel Card! Watched you demo this one and absolutely loved all the techniques used.

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards for us today. The angel is so ethereal and the gilding flakes adds to the beauty. Love it!! Yet, Christmas isn't Christmas without a tree and that one can be used for anytime of the year i.e spring/autumn flowers. Well worth a purchase me thinks. Hugs x Pauline Ax

CraftyJo said...

Wow, both beautiful cards Sue. I would never have thought to put micro beads over gilding flakes! Lovely.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
OMW.....the angel card is absolutely STUNNING! I love it. So ethereal. Am not too keen on the other one but, as always, is beautifully made. Thank you for sharing.

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
OMG I just love the Angel she is simply stunning. She just took my breath away.
I love the tree but the Angel has my vote today.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

sued99 said...

Oh, decisions, decisions. No, love them both but think the angel wins by a whisker!

sue simonson said...

The angel is my favorite but both cards are beautiful.

Jill Liddle said...

I'm not really an angel type of person, but I like it best out of these two.

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
The two cards are so different but both absolutely beautiful, so pleased we don't have to choose!
You really are spoiling us, thank you yet again.
Margaret corgi owner

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, totally love both cards, but if I had to choose, it would definitely be the black and gold one for me...it looks so classy. Love Sam xxx

CathyinMN said...

Sue,
Both cards are beautiful; but I especially like the angel one.

Carole Z said...

Loving both cards Sue..stunning! Carole Z X

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, WOW Two beautiful cards you have given us today both equally gorgeous, I love them both and I can think of friends who would be SO happy to receive either.
Thank you Sue for your wonderful inspiration.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Laura O said...

both beautiful cards ,love the angel.Laura O

Pinky said...

I must be a romantic because I prefer the first! Vicki x

Sue Crease said...

Sue, both are fab cards but the first one does it for me.
Sue.C

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

A very late comment today, the weather is getting cold and i think i'm slowing down,but the cards are lovely.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue,
Awwwww what can I say these two georgeous cards are right up my street I loooooove them already. I have some of these items u guess ill just have to adapt them a wee bit

Love Tracy from killie Scotland x

Jane said...

I love the angel stamp two beautiful cards.

Jane xx

Sandybee said...

Another 2 beauties today Sue, really lovely

xx Sandra

Beryl Treble said...

Love both of the cards. Hard to say which I like best.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Love both the cards today, but I really like the techniques used on the Angel card. I'm really looking forward to your video tomorrow with a nice cup of tea and a well earned break.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Anonymous said...

Both cards are (as usual) Sue absolutely fantastic. It's good to see the different styles and the techniques are always accompanied with well written explanations. Thanks again and again for all your hard work Sue.ValC xx

magpie said...

Oh wow Sue, loving the twofer! Both great cards but the angel one is my favourite. I love how you have created the beautiful background with the stamp and mica powder. The tree card, like you say, is good for making a quick card, "thank you!" Just lovely ideas. I haven't got the angel but I'll have a rustle around to come up with another solution there! Have a great weekend Sue and "thank you" for your inspiration xx Love Karen xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Two fantastic designs to get working on. Thanks.
Alison B. x

Shazza said...

two beautiful cards x

Carol S. said...

Two beautiful cards Sue. Love the angel. She is stunning. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Carol s.xx

sharon said...

Good evening Sue
Great!! 2 cards today, double the delight. At first sight my firm favourite was the angel card. I love the stamp, very celestial, very Christmassy. The perfect little poinsetta sets it off to lovely effect. At second glance though, I must say the tree card is growing on me. I would never have thought of using black card on a Christmas card but when teamed with the gilding flakes and delicate tree detail it really does win out.
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, my favourite is the tree card. I love the black, the inverse rounded corners, the 'pearls' - stunning!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I'm back to being late again !!! I really love the angel card. She so epitomises my idea of an angel! Behold I bring you good tidings - your cards are inspirational!

Love Myra

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue, like both cards, LOVE THE ANGEL I did it in black on white, opposite of your C & C one and it is beautiful.

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Janice K said...

Hi Sue, I love both cards but if I had to pick a favourite then it would have to be the angel. It looks positively regal and very expensive with the gilding and micro beads, gorgeous. x

Crafting Newbie said...

Fabulous cards Sue!

Brenda Hanlon said...

Great cards as always , my favourite is the tree. Love the whole look with the gilding flakes, definitely have a go at this one.

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards Sue! You have now made me think about starting my xmas cards as I just haven't felt it was time to begin them, doesn't feel Christmassy enough yet!!!

brenda said...

Hi Sue, two very elegant cards today, love them both but I think the angel card is my favourite, using the mica powder on the poinsettia is a fab idea. Another idea of yours to try lol x

lynda said...

Hi Sue two stunning elegant cards I love them both the mica powder on the stamped poinsettia background is beautiful and the angel is gorgeous. The tree card is equally beautiful the guilding flake background just lovely
Too hard to choose between them,I would love to receive ether one xx
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Diane Mortimer said...

Wow, I really love both cards, my favourite is the second though, love the colours and the black background.

Diane from Glasgow xx

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue. Really love the effect of gilding flakes.
Mags
x

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

I would say the first card is more suitable for a female where the second coiuld be for either sex.

Diana

Sandy H said...

Two stunning cards.

Craftetter said...

Sue, The Angel card is my favourite although both cards are superb. The Angel card just looks so sophisticated.
Elaine

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
CANT CHOOSE BETWEEN THESE TWO CARDS, BOTH ARE FAB.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Vie Carter said...

Love them both, technigues are easy to follow

Thank you

Vie
x