Friday, 8 November 2013

Friday Two-Fer Day

 Hi guys!  I have had an idea for a new weekly  feature (be afraid, be very afraid! LOL)  I still have soooooo many Christmas cards to show that I thought I would make every Friday from now until Christmas, two-fer day!  Two cards "fer" the price of one (the price being your valuable time to visit my blog).  That is not to say that there won't be the odd Christmas card here and there during the week and on some of the videos, because there will be.  However, if you are looking for Christmas card ideas, Friday will be your bounty day!  This first card always makes me smile.  If you saw my shows in Oct., you have heard the story about putting this card together, and in my haste, the sentiment was upside down!  Ordinarily with a circle, I would have left it (and turned the card), but the flowers and bow just looked too top heavy so I fixed it!  I started by cutting a circle aperture in milk card.  I embossed the with the Garden Lattice embossibility once cut.  I cut another slightly smaller aperture that I inked with Victorian Velvet distress ink and glued it so it showed through the first opening.  Using the Christmas Poinsettia stamp from Heartfelt Creations, I stamped it with a clear perfect medium pad and heat embossed it with gold detail powder.  I used the Sun Kissed Fleur die and cut the flowers out (I did two lots of these) and then inked them with Victorian Velvet while still in the die.  I removed them from the die and edged them with Spun Sugar for a softer pink.  I shaped them with a foam mat and stylus and then glued them together, offsetting each pair.  A cream flatback pearl was set in each of the centres.  I tied a messy bow from the Rose Petal seam binding.  I glued it in the corner of my background.  I added a natural jute bow, then layered up the poinsettias around the circle aperture.  I stamped my sentiment and embossed it with gold powder.  I centred the aperture opening so the sentiment showed through properly (finally!) and taped my card together.  I finished it with some gold pigment ink swiped around the edges, a few pearl swirls and then added my double pierced mats to complete it.  Finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x 7 3/4" in size.  Scroll on down for card no. 2.






 The second card today is a more whimsical, modern style.  Hopefully between the two, there will be something to appeal to everyone.  I have to admit that I just love the Justrite Festive Poinsettia set used with this one.  The moment I laid eyes on it, it just sang to me!  I started with the background here and picked our new Rich Green card.  I used the Chevron mask and taped it in place.  I sponged the flake and glitter glue through the mask carefully.  Once completed, I removed the mask and poured the Hunter Green polished silk glitter over the top.  I used my finger to burnish it to the pattern and tapped off the excess.  I really like the tone on tone look from this.  I used the Couture Creations Wild Poinsettia embossing folder for the lower portion of the card, embossing it on coconut white card.  I taped the two pieces together and stamped my poinsettias.  I used a clear perfect medium pad and stamped the Festive Poinsettia on Ruby Red card.  I stamped several of each sizes.  I heat embossed them with white detail powder and cut them out with the matching poinsettia dies.  I stamped the leaves on the green card and clear embossed them, then cut them out.  I layered up the flowers, offsetting them and adding pearl centres.  I stamped my sentiment using a black Archival ink pad and cut it into a strip with a forked end.  I matted it with red card and attached it across the card, covering the seam in the background.  I glued the flowers over the end of the strip as my floral accent.  The card was completed with a double white mat with a pierced inner layer for a fresh, modern look.  Finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 8" in size.  I hope you have enjoyed this weeks Christmas two-fer!  Another video for you tomorrow and don't forget to check if your name was drawn in the card giveaway too!  All for now, Sue x








167 comments:

kitty davies said...

Good morning Sue.
Thank you the cards are lovely, the first one very oppulant the second one quite vibrant and elegant take care Kitty

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, fabulous two cards every
Friday something to look forward to
and as they will be christmas cards
even more so love both cards today
but I think for me no 1 is my favourite.
Nancyd xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. That is a great idea, it will make Fridays that bit better now:) Two different styles, I love both. The poinsettia in red with white embossing is really striking, lovely. Have a great weekend. I am off to the NEC today to get lots of goodies, I hope. Take care.

Mrs B said...

I forgot to say that there is no comment from Pam yet. Hope you are ok.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
You are really talent lady two cards for the price of one there stunning christmas cards my favour just this the first one but I like the background on the second one to oh so much choice my weekend going to be busy making christmas cards sue Wilson way thank you for sharing Tracy w x

auscrafts said...

two lovely cards today

Pam said...

2 lovely cards today but the Joy card is an absolute Joy, love it. Thank you Sue. Thank you Mrs B for your kind concern - I have a broken ankle and didnt get a good nights sleep so am not on form today.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Two great cards , the second one is for me the one that appeals the most.

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

This makes Friday an even better day now thanks Sue!

These are both stunning cards though for me I prefer the first one. More elegant although I do love the poinsettia stamps, they are on my wish list I have the dies but not the stamps, just gorgeous.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - like both but prefer the first if pushed to choose! Thank you so much for the stamps that you sent as blog candy - they will be used in anger. But also many, many thanks for the card you sent me also - that really was a surprise! It is on an easel taking pride of place in my craft room - it's great to say that I am finally a proud owner of a SW original at last! That really made my day yday so thanks again -it was really nice of you and is much appreciated.
Rgs
Clare W

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
What a wonderful idea to share two fab cards, the first is so unique, I enjoyed the color combinations. Happy Friday.

Rachel Taylor said...

How lovely to have 2 cards . The first one is my favourite .gorgeous !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
You just know how to spoil your Wilsonettes don't you - not only a beautiful end to the week but also a 'two fer' day as well.
Both of today's gifts are beautiful but in my book the first is the winner - I suppose I'm just too much of a traditionalist where C.cards are concerned. I love both the colour schemes and I really must buy the poinsettia die they are so gorgeous.
Janet x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Loving all the Christmas cards, love the colours on the first one, I don't have the poinsettia stamps but I have the dies so I could do something similar, thank you for all the great ideas.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

Nice idea for the two-fers, Sue, then I realised today IS Friday. Was so taken with the first card didn't realise it was for Christmas. Doh!!
My sort of card, fab colours. Like the modern look of the poinsettia card, too.
Who hasn't done an upside-downer or back-to-fronter? All part of the craft learning curve.

'P' in Wales
GWS Pam!! Day's not right without you at top spot.

snowqueen62 said...

Morning Sue.
Two lovely cards today. If I had to chose I think the first one but love them both.
Sorry to hear Pam has broken her ankle. Hope she feels better soon x
I'm off to NEC today very exciting!
Hugs Sue x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's cards are both gorgeous. Your blog just keeps getting better and better thank you so much for all the things you do for us. I'm very jealous of all those off to the NEC I hope they have a great time. Enjoy the day. Love Jackie

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. I think I prefer the 1st card. But I do like them both. I bet they both look great in real life. Xx

Debs A said...

Morning Sue two great cards for us today. I love the first one is stunning i think that is my faverite one. But i do like the the second one too. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

TDQ Karen said...

Brilliant, two wonderful cards, I love them both. clever to stamp and emboss white on red card, I just know I would have done red on white and not got such a wonderful effect xxx

Kerry Beard said...

Hi sue
Lovely cards, my fave is the first...not too much going on which gives it a really soft feel.
I have the sun kissed fleur stamps/die...have yet to use.
Can see myself doing this but maybe for a birthday as Xmas cards done.
Best wishes kerry

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Thanks for this, a great idea im thinking as i love your Christmas cards .

Todays are both lovely Thank you
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a great idea. I love making Christmas cards and love seeing your ideas.
Thank you for your inspiration.
Veronique L

weefortune said...

Great Always looking for Xmas Inspiration as I love making them, Joy card is stunning. Elaine xx

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely cards today Sue but the first one is my favourite.xx

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, 2llovely cards today.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, your spoiling us first videos then two fer Fridays, oh and give-away Wednesday, thank you so much! Loving today's cards the first one is so beautiful a more traditional christmas card the flowers are gorgeous and just love the cream and red, the second one is a bit too modern looking for me , lovely too but the first is my favourite.
Hope Pam isn't in too much pain with her ankle, just have to sit and rest and do more crafting.
Hugs
Jean D

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, wow 2 lovely cards, must be Fab Friday :-) love both of them, one very opulent and the other simpler, but no less effective. Keep them coming. Bx

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, loving a twofer. I too prefer the first card but the second wold actually be a cool mans card. Do love the polished glitter on the paper tho. How I love those glitters
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

kimberley said...

Two very different cards today Sue but both equally striking in their own right-can't make up my mind which I prefer.I still have my 'special'cards to make for xmas so I am loving all these that you are showing us,take care,x.

Sandra B. said...

Hi Sue, Loving the idea of two cards every Friday. Makes Friday even better. Loving no. 2 card. Take care.

Maryann Laursen said...

Hi Sue, as always 2 really gregeous cards here, but I must admit, the first one is my favorit thoug, it´s just so gorgeous and beautiful and and and . But the other one is also beautiful in it´s own way, just me, sho´snot too kean on the inside of the poinsettia, but I do love the flower thoug.
Have a wonderful week-end hun.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Ohhhh, we are being spoilt with two cards today, double beauty, these cards are gorgeous, the first one has beautiful colours and is very elegant, the second one is quite vibrant and striking.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anne Crawford said...

Love both cards! Thought at the start that I preferred the first one, but after having a really good look decided I loved both equally!

Oksana said...

Two stunning cards Sue! Especially the first one!xx

karenlotty said...

WOW 2 get 1 Great idea Love both cards I can't pick a fav coz both wud suit diff relatives I like the idea that the Fri cards will now be themed Means I can go straight to Fri to find Christmas ideas!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue great to have 2 cards on a Friday- busy crafting for Christmas
Denise Hancock X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Two fantastic cards but I think the first one just gets my vote. They are both beautiful in their own right. Have a brilliant weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Suejimbel said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards. You can show more if you like - I wouldn't mind! Loving the pointsettia stamp but truly cannot justify one more bit of Xmas stash! Sue of Worcester

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue two for one we are fortunate. Both great cards and so different. Thank youx

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue love them both for different reasons. Loving the idea of two fer friday xx hazel

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Two cards brilliant, I like them both, but I have all the dies and folder to complete the second one so I can see a few like that will be made.
Gail C x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
You are really spoiling us now - and putting my paltry efforts to shame.......... you must have been super-busy seeing you have all these Xmas cards still to show us. BUT I'm very glad of that 'cos one can always do with more inspiration.
I must say, I really prefer the proper poinsettias from SB to the Heartfelt ones. But both cards are equally lovely, if very different. The second one screams "male" at me........
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Rose

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
You are spoiling us with your two fer's, video's and give away's your are star. I love both cards but the second one is so different that it goes into the lead .....just! Thank you.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful idea and love both cards! I definately still need inspirational for Christmas because I have many to make. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I really like the Poinsettia Dies and stamps this year..I have the original Die, but now I NEED the new ones.
I love both and thank you for two inspiration cards today!
LoveMarg

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, such a lovely n caring lady to give us two cards. Love the first card and the Victorian Velvet is such a stunning colour and just love the flowers. 2nd cards am not to sure about but does not do us all to like everything.
Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue you really are spoiling us ,the first one is beautiful and love the colour not sure on the other one.
Marion H

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
I love Christmas so seeing your "Truly Awesome Cards" always makes it so much better, your Cards today really are so Beautiful very opulent and any friend of mine would be thrilled to receive, that's if I could make them like yourself which sadly I can't!!!
it's always Great looking for ideas for unusual Beautiful Christmas Cards and you can always guarantee on finding them on your Blog, I love the Poinsettia, it looks very different on both cards but just Fantastic.
Love from Sam x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
We are really being spoilt at the moment what with the videos and the giveaways and now the two fer! Love both of the cards- I think the first is gorgeous and feminine and the second possibly masculine. The poinsettia stamps and dies are fabulous . Thanks so much.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Your first card is the one for me with all its elegance and tit bits. Sorry the green one just starts of a sore head and makes my eyes go funny.
The gold around the edges of number one makes it look like you have punched out around the edges so gives it a whole different look. I love the colours that you have used on the poinsettia flowers as they look almost real as i have seen these flowers these colours before.
Well that's my essay writing done for another day sorry, but i feel that you go to such hard work and i for one really appreciate the time you take on our behalf, as i sure does so many others that visit your blog. See you tomorrow for the next exciting installment.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Both cards so beautiful and so different. X

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Well,what with videos and 'two fers' it feels like Christmas already.
I love both cards. The first is so pretty and feminine and has to be my first choice. The second is so unusual and more masculine perhaps.
Thanks for spoiling us once again Sue.
Erica x

hollyberry said...

Two completely different cards but both fabulous.The first is my favourite and in the first photo the colours look autumnal golds and coppers so that gives a different take on it as well.

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - what a lovely plan od 2 for 1 you are spoiling us. Love todays cards although I think No 1 is more my cup of tea. Thank you and have a great weekend. helen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love love love the JOY card colours superb balance just perfect
whopperjaw

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Wow a two fer you spoil us

2 Gorgeous cards the pink "Joy" one is beautiful gorgeous flowers a very beautiful stamp sentiment oooh I think it would be hard to part with this one.

I love the second card so crisp and fresh beautiful contrast colours and of course my favourite poinsettias gorgeous.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

beachie said...

Hi Sue
2 fantastic cards, just love that first one, the flowers are gorgeous.
Audrey x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, the first one is the winner for me, even though the colour is showing as apricot, change the sentiment and it would suit any occasion. And yes the second would be good for a man.
Thank you Sue for the inspiration.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Two great cards but the first one is just so beautiful love the colours. X x
Love Christine Jones

hotpotato said...

I love the first card, that's the one when I first saw it that prompted me to buy the stamps(I already had the die) Love the idea of two card Friday.

nannapat said...

Love the idea of 2 cards every Friday - thank you Sue!! Today's cards are so different from each other and both are beautiful designs. I must say the first one is my favourite, the colours are just stunning. Pat x

Marianna Hammer said...

Todays cards are lovely :)

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
TWO VERY DIFFERENT CARDS TODAY
BUT BOTH ARE STRIKING.LOVE THE
POINSETTIA.

nuttinanni said...

Two equally stunning cards, but I think I would put the first one first. Fridays now will never be the same, we get the chance to do two cards. Thanks Sue, this is a welcome addition to your BlogSpot. hugs Cheryl xxx

gwen70 said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, both very different, but the first one has to be my favourite

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Thanks for posting two cards they are both lovely. Great idea having Friday as a Christmas theme - I need all the inspiration I can get at this time of year. Take care x

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for two lovely cards today. I can see me doing them in my favourite Christmas card colours, kraft card, red and green or black. x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Oooooh you do spoil us, what a fab idea a 2 fer every Friday, what a treat. Both cards are stunning, poinsettias are my favourite and yours are gorgeous and the glitter is a joy work with and soooo effective. Love both cards equally.
Pam Get Well Soon, it's not the same when you are not in top spot.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW two different styles and both beautiful, thank you for sharing these with us. The Joy card is so exquisite I must get this stamp. Looking forward to more video's
Hugs
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all you Wilsonettes. Happy Friday and by gum will Fridays be a day to look forward to - TWO cards from Mrs W wow ! : ) my favourite is card 1 only because I prefer lighter colours. Now Pam, its rest day for you, time for feet up and watch all Mrs W's tutorials, with a regular prescription of long hot latte's and chocolates one side and maybe die cut pointsetta leaves the other building them up on your laptray. Whatever you plan to do enjoy and look after that poorly ankle. The Wilsonettes are thinking of you Pam (just take more water with it next time gal : ) or were you drunk on Spellbinders 2013 ? A good year so I've heard. Sit tight with your Just Right and make some Spellbinding projects.
Good luck to all Wilsonettes for Sue's Saturday draw.

Take care craft addicts.
Lancashire Steph xx

Clarissa said...

Two lovely cards, but must say the first one is my favourite.
Clarissa. X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards. The first one, chic and elegant, the second one quite Scandinavian looking with the poinsettias embossing detail. Thank you for sharing.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love both cards, many thanks. Hope Pat has a better nights sleep tonight.

Am off to the NEC tomorrow, so excited. Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Sandybee said...

You are spoiling us Sue, both cards today are beautiful

xx Sandra

Annie Anderson said...

Morning Sue, I'll be looking forward to Fridays from now on. Love making Christmas cards. Only time of year when you're allowed to go crazy and have lots of sparkles and shiny things on your card. :-) Thanks for all the inspirations and introducing me to just rite and heartfelt creations.

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards today and another lovely thought from you giving TWO cards away on a Friday. Thanks Sue. Mabex

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow what a treat two for one. Something has gone wrong however, I don't like poinsettias but yours look wonderful.
I love them both. Must admit the first one is my favourite. Can't wait for tomorrow's video. Take care.
Beverley W

Viera Obcovičová said...

wonderful cards

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Both lovely cards, loving the colour of the first.
Donna Jones

Lindsay Martin said...

Gorgeous pair of cards today. I love the first one, very pretty and fab colours, great idea for the twofers, have a great weekend x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, 2 gorgeous cards. Emma

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards, the second one being great for a man.
We're getting very spoilt.
Love Val x

Carol Yates said...

Good morning Sue, love them both , but prefer no1. Take care.
Carol.x

Anonymous said...

Sue
My goodness what a lovely surprise to have two beautiful cards. At this rate I am going to have to retire to keep up with you.
I am so pleased its Friday so I can have a play too.
Well have a really lovely day.
Cameeli xx

Mac Mable said...

What a treat to have two Christmas cards each week now on a Friday x Love them both for very different reasons, thanks for sharing them with us x

Mac Mable said...

Sorry to hear your unfortunate news Pam x Get well soon x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue thanks for showing us two cards I love it , I like the first one the most but both are lovely, I would have preferred a different colour in the top half of the second one but that's just my preference. love Jean Z xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said.....

Hi Sue, thanks for the 2 special Christmas cards today.
My winner is ..............................No.2!!!!

Love chevrons, love poinsettias, love glitter!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Lacelady said...

I love the twofer idea! Both cards are stunning, and I can't decide which I like best. Sorry your 'joy' needed to be changed, but we are all human, and it looks as if it was a reasonably easy fix.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Oh you really are spoiling us two gorgeous cards very different but both very beautiful. So pleased you have not asked which we like the best!
Margaret corgi owner

fame01 said...

Morning sue
Nice cards the first one is my fav stunning I love it so different and wow I will look forward to Fridays in a whole new light so to speak thanks sue.. hugs sarah xx

Joanne K said...

hi Sue, two very different cards today. I think i prefer the first one but they are both nice. Kind regards Joanne K x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love both cards today but if pushed I would have to go for the first one. Thank you for taking time to give us great ideas for Christmas especially on Fridays, where would we be without our daily Sue fix! Take care. Jess xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you so much for two stunning yet different cards, love the clean simple look of the second but just adore the first, wish I could start my Christmas cards all over again!!
Best wishes, Pat
PS get well wishes to Pam

SusanP, Kent said...

Wowser! A Two-fer. I'm loving #1 which is so subtle and pretty and would bring joy to any recipient. Not sure about the dark green in #2 - a tad overpowering for me. The poinsettias look lovely with the stamping.
Sue

Gail said...

You really are spoiling us xx like them both very much but especially the first one xx have a fab weekend xx GailT xx

Clare said...

Beautiful cards, the first one is my favourite.

Clare x

Anonymous said...

What a stunning Christmas card this first one is Sue, you are really spoiling us! "Two every Friday" your generosity in sharing all your fantastic cards and expertise is so much appreciated. Thank you SO MUCH Sue.
ValC xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, two such different styles of card though the first one is my favourite, the Joy stamp is so "flourishful"!! NEC tomorrow so hope you have a good weekend too. Love from Jackie D

Felicie said...

Booth Are Absolutely beautiful.I Love the Flößers.
Greetings
Felicie

Rosietoes said...

As always beautiful cards beautifully crafted. x

lynda said...

Good morning Sue WOW two fer day's Friday we are getting so spoil't
i absolutely love the first card the colours are lovely the hole card is stunning also love the second card too love the Chevron background just gorgeous i just love all your cards sue.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

TOB said...

Oh Sue how lucky are we. Both great cards, I love the first one because the colour combination is different to normal Christmas cards and love the poinsettia on the second. hugs x

Meg said...

Love the first card Sue. What lovely colours for your Poinsettias.

Margaret O
xxx

SusieB said...
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SusieB said...

Morning Sue,

Two special cards from a special lady!! Will make Fridays something to look forward to. Got to have a major op next friday but will look forward to seeing what you post when I come round!!

Have a good weekend

Love

Sue

sue simonson said...

How wonderful 2 cards to look forward to, making Christmas cards it is always hard to come up with fresh ideas, yours are such a help in jump starting my creativity even though I don't own all the tools, I improvise. Love the poinsettias, I may have to invest in more dies and embossing folders. My husband is not so sure he likes me visiting your site:). Xxo sue s.

sue simonson said...

How wonderful 2 cards to look forward to, making Christmas cards it is always hard to come up with fresh ideas, yours are such a help in jump starting my creativity even though I don't own all the tools, I improvise. Love the poinsettias, I may have to invest in more dies and embossing folders. My husband is not so sure he likes me visiting your site:). Xxo sue s. I have stamped upside down myself :)

Howdy said...

Delicious. Love the change of colour scheme for the first.

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, thank you once again for spoiling us. Your 'two fer' Friday is i s just brilliant as I am having to get my cards done by the end of this month as I will be away for 2 months after that. Like many other Wilsonettes, I like the first one but would be equally happy to receive the second card too. I'm going to be busy this pm cutting out some of my poinsettias as it is such a lovely die to use. have a good weekend. Hugs Pauline A x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two very different Christmas cards. I like the second but love the first one with the scrolls and florishes. It's warm colours just right to cheer me up when it's wet and misserable out there, like today.

CraftyJo said...

Both lovely cards, and so very different. How nice to know that 'even you' make mistakes ;)

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Two very beautiful card you've given us today, I love them both. It's amazing how you keep coming up with such brilliant ideas. Thank you.
I sympathise with Pam, I still have the dreaded bug and I didn't have a very good night either - AND its my birthday today, I am wrapped up in a blanket feel yuck!!!
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Hi Sue, 2 beautiful cards. Love them both. So different.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

My you are spoiling us again today. Ont one but two cards. How lucky are we. I love both cards. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Such gorgeous cards !! I just can't believe you are going to make Friday a two cards day!! A truly fantastic idea Sue !! We are all so lucky that you share so much with us and do so much for us on a daily basis. Your blog is just the best blog ever.
Today's cards are both amazing. I love the first card using heartfelt creations dies and stamps. I love the scroll sentiment Joy. I am not so keen on the heartfelt creations poinsettia dies as they look much more like regular flowers rather than poinsettias. I still think however that they are beautiful in their own right. I really love the colours and softness of this card. Beautiful. I really love the second card too. One of my favourite Christmas die sets are the spellbinders poinsettias. They are just gorgeous and I think they are the best poinsettia dies. The matching stamps are true genius !! So very beautiful. I love the chevron mask (although I do not have it.) but this green looks quite dark on this card. Maybe I might have gone with red instead or a lighter green. Other than that another beautiful card Sue. I just don't know how you do it all !! The second card is quite masculine looking.
I hope you get well soon Pam. Not the same without you at the top.
Happy crafty weekend to all. Lots of love Tres x x x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, two completely different style of cards. Love them both.

nzillingworth said...

HO HO HO SUE
TWO CARDS A DAY BRING IT ON. FIRST CARD MY FAVORITE. THE FONT IS AMAZING. CANT HAVE TOO MUCH FANCY BITS FOR CHRISTMAS. GRAND JOB.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER.
NADINE HUG XXXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what a great idea, I have just run out of ideas so this is going to be a great inspiration, I especially like the colours in the first card.
Carole N x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - how you are spoiling us all! Today's cards are very different, both lovely, but my favourite is No.1. I did see your upside down card on C&C and it was so encouraging to see even you can make a mistake!! So looking forward to tomorrow's video. Thank you for all your hard work.
YvonneMayxx

Jill Liddle said...

Both are beautiful cards today but my personal favourite is number one.

Paper Junkie said...

Well now you're just spoiling us rotten - what with the videos too! I have to say that I prefer the Justrite stamps and last year's poinsettia dies to the new ones. Just as well as they are the ones I have! Thanks Sue for all the fabulous things you bring us. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what a good idea, two to look forward to on a Friday. Both of todays cards are lovely, but the first one appeals to my taste a little more.

All the best Edwina

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love both cards but i think the second one is favorite, so clean and modern looking, going to give it a try.

You are spoiling us with giveaway's and video's.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, wow aren't we the lucky ones having two for the price of one! Both fantastic cards! Love Jean xxx

dutchess said...

love the toofur...always need inspiration for my Christmas cards and just love what you create....been watching your YouTube videos and enjoying getting more crafty....thank you Sue ...don't know how you fit it all in! xxx

sharon said...

Good afternoon Sue
Thank you for showcasing two cards for us today. I would love to receive any of them as a Christmas card - saying that I must admit the second, more traditional one is my favourite. I think the glittery chevrons are really striking and the poinsettias really pretty. The second one would be especially good for a male themed Christmas card.
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood x.

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
fantastic I love them both.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Sonia Jones said...

Stunning first card but can't decide about the second card. It nice but the first one is too nice! Hugs Sonia x

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

You are spoiling us. great idea for Friday's. thank you

Love the first card - the second one I like the style it's just that I am not the biggest lover of green - would be very classy if done all in red I think.

regards

Diana

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love them both but number 1 just a bit more than 2! Hugs, Carol S.xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Both are fabulous cards. Have only just seen yesterdays as was at the NEC yesterday and that was just stunning.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Barbara said...

Both cards are beautiful but the first is my favourite. Looking forward to two card Friday!

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. You spoil us rotten. Both these cards are delicious and yet number 2 has the edge for me. I wonder if it's the simplicity and the tone on tone. Whatever, it's simply lovely. xx Maggie (better without a bow you see).

Jane said...

Very different in style but both very nice.

Jane xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
I adore the first card it just sings out to me and the colours are so different for Christmas. At fist glance wasn't,t so keen but after reading the description and looking at all the piccies, I changed my mind. It is so striking. I love the idea of twofer but that's cause I,m greedy lol. Have a great weekend everyone.
Love Jan x x

Julie Rosier said...

Just returning from two days at the NEC and whilst hubby is driving I thought I would check out today's masterpiece. You would have thought I would have had enough but I needed my Sue Wilson fix for the day! Love both cards but especially the tones of the first card.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. What stunning cards. Love them

Love Tracy in killie Scotland

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Brenda. Oh Maggie I heard you mentioned a few weeks ago on Sue's show, you sure tickled her pink : )
Have a good weekend Wilsonettes.
Lancashire Steph xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
You are definately spoiling us. Double cards on a Friday good end to the week.
Alison B. x

Sandy H said...

Totally different looks but both gorgeous.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, both cards are beautiful, but if I had to choose...oh I don't know, I don't think I can choose....both gorgeous though. Love Sam xxx

Janice K said...

OoooooH! Two for one, love it! You are spoiling us. I love the colours in the first card but can see the appeal of the more modern second one. Both are gorgeous, thank you! x

Shazza said...

gorgeous cards x

brenda said...

Hi Sue, another reason to look forward to Friday, two cards!!! Love the first card although think the colours will be better in real life. X

Laura O said...

Two fab cards ,think the first one is a little nicer though.The poinsettias in the red card are fab ,not so keen on the zig zag background.Laura O

sued99 said...

I love the first card especially the flowers. not too sure about the 2nd.

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, love the pink poinsettia card today the gold embossing is fantastic. Love the colours and can't wait to see more.

The other card is good but not for me.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Both cards are stunning, I like them both for their different designs, one being a very pretty Christmas card and the other being in a traditional colour combo.

Like Mrs B, I missed Pam's comment today. Hope you are ok. It seems strange not seeing you as the first comment of the day.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Heather Rogers said...

The first card is sensational Sue and definitely my favourite of the two.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

magpie said...

Ooooo Sue, you aren't half spoiling us! Not complaining though x Love both the cards. The first one is a more delicate and soft Christmas card and the second one is really fun and quirky! Either one would delight whoever you had in mind.The 2 fers will go down fantastically well! So say all of us! Really looking forward to the video tomorrow. Have a wonderful day and a good bargain down at the NEC you lucky people. Maybe one day...! Take care Sue! xx Love Karen xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

2 fer one is a fab idea, love them both

Debbie Tinks said...

Love both the cards Sue.X happy crafting and have a nice weekend.

Anonymous said...

Sue
You are spoiling us... but keep it up. Beautiful cards once again, my favourite being the Joy card. Thanks for all your inspiration.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Annie said...

Both gorgeous cards, Sue, missed the show when you made it upside down, must have been funny! What treasures you give away, we are so lucky!
Hugs Annie

Victoria said...

What a treat for Friday! The first is my favourite as I love the vintage Joy script. As you say the second is quite modern, but still effective. Love the forked sentiment.

Debra Kenworthy said...

Fabulous cards. Very different but both very lovely. I'll look forward to Fridays. Debra x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful Christmas cards. Now what could be on the Friday's agenda
which i will look forward to
Take care
Hazel G x

Julye said...

Wow two very different but yet both quite striking cards the first could be used for any time of year and love the daisy style flowers and the second almost has a retro feel thanks for the inspiration as despite having many Christmas cards to make I have to confess I am not yet in the Christmas card making mood but with your inspiration I may get there before its too late.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
I was spending the day at the NEC busy craft shopping..well a girl's gotta do what a girls gotta do!!So that is the reason why my post is so late...but oh what a fentastic day!!
Anyway back to your '2fer' today...they are fabulous I especially love the colours of the first one...they are just so different....smashing!!

Love Sheila xx

Vie Carter said...

Fabulous cards, two for the price of one!!

Vie
x

Helen Barker said...

Love a twofer.Both are lovely cards but really like the vibrancy of number 2.
Helen Bx

Susan White said...

Really do love that poinsettia stamp - just so pretty!

Thanks, Susan

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue. Love the poinsettia stamp. Love the elegance of the first one and the vibrancy of the second.
Mags
x

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue. Love the poinsettia stamp. Love the elegance of the first one and the vibrancy of the second.
Mags
x

Diane Mortimer said...

A pair of extremely beautiful creations! I cant choose which I like the best.

Diane from Glasgow xx