Friday, 5 September 2014

Christmas Double Day

Happy Double day!  It's two Christmas cards today.  For this first card, I selected kraft card for the top portion and stamped it with the beautiful Justrite Snowflake stamp using a Clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed the images in white embossing powder so they would pop.  I very lightly sponged the edges of the kraft card with Black Soot Distress ink.  I stamped my sentiment in black on coconut white card and cut it on the diagonal to create interest.  I wanted  to infuse some colour into the card so I picked the Creative Expressions red grosgrain roses and adhered them across the diagonal cut as a border.  I cut several of my Faux Quilled Leaves in white and added them all around the roses as accents.  I finished the card with a black mat to set it off, then a pierced white mat with a thin red layer and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/4". Scroll down for card no. two.






 Card number two is a bit more subtle.  I used some French Navy card and embossed it with the Couture Creations folder called A Magical Time.   Once embossed, I used some Brushed Pewter Distress stain on a piece of cut 'n dry foam to lightly run the top of the embossing to bring out the wording a bit more.  I stamped the Snowflake Labels Seven by Justrite on to Vintage silver card using a Clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed it with Silver Shine detail powder for a tone on tone look and cut it out with the matching die.  I stamped the smaller stamp in the set on coconut white card and embossed it in silver and cut it out as my sentiment.  I mounted the two together with foam and placed them on the lower portion of my background.  I cut two differing sizes of my Faux Quilled Blooms in white and added them to my card, including a pearl for the centres.  The upper corner of the background is adorned with a pearl star/snowflake.  I finished the card with some matting and layering using silver and white and a pierced white layer to frame it up nicely.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x 8 1/4".  Whether your personal taste runs more towards the flashier card on top or this more traditional number, I hope you will find something that you like in the post.  All for now, Sue x
















166 comments:

Pam said...

Love today's cards Sue, gorgeous as always. My fav is No.1 but love both. Hope you and your lovely Mom are well.
Physio going well, have to see GP tonight to get swelling checked.
Norah, site is Caringbridge.org, visit Robbie McCluskey, you will need to log in with your email address and name. Once in Robbie,s site, go ino journal, at end of Mary's message, go into comments and you then get a message box, click post to leave the message, just like Sue,s blog. I will pass on your hugs though, thanks for trying.
Alison, where is the craft shop in Durham? I am only about 30 mins from Durham, when I can drive again.
Hope everyone is feeling stronger today and have a good day. Steph you really do sound so much better.
Hugs all round, Sandra, keep fighting girl, I know sometimes you just get so tired and want to give up. Xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue and all the crew!!
We are really being spoiled with a Christmas double!!am loving the snowflake and snowflake label. I think number 1 is my preferred card.

Sandra Keep strong your such a lovely person, we are all wishing you well...
Pam, you are such an inspiration too. the updates on Robbie are just amazing, he certainly is brave young man...

Hugs to those who need and hope you find a little magic in the day.

Cameeli xx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, oh lovely 2 for the price of 1 today, I love both of the cards today, but as to my favourite well I really can't make up my mind so they are both equal. I especially like the way you have done the sentiment focal element in the 2nd card, you can't beat a bit of embossing to bring it out can you, and on the first I love the way the petal die is used with the red flowers, stunning. I am trying to get my hubby to take me to Ally Pally, I have a mobility scooter so it is not easy for me to get anywhere but he is not being persuaded. Pam hope the Dr. says the swelling is getting better, hugs to Robbie. Anyway have a great day everyone. hugs, Keep safe, healthy and happy, June Smith xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Love both of them, in their different ways. Thank God we don't have to pick a favourite!
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Oooh a two-fer today, Sue, like them both but think prefer the softness of the second one and love the pearly snowflake. Didn't see y.day's video until late and have got used to the big chop now!!

'P' in Wales

It's a 'Big 0' for me today - one that you definitely don't want to get to, but nevertheless thankful to see! Himself had his birthday this week - we have four days of being the same age, but then he reverts to toy boy again. Not celebrators as no family around, but I do have two cardmaker cousins who always send fabulous creations, always eagerly anticipated and a lot to live up to!

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two fabulous cards, love them both but think if I had to chose it would be the first one. Love Jean xxx

TDQ Karen said...

I love bth cards, the secon slightly edging into the lead for me, and if I am honest would prefer slightly fewer of the beautiful roses on the first, but I am sur I am in the minority xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both cards are great, but it think number one is slightly ahead for me.

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely Christmas cards Sue,my favorite is number 1. Thanks for sharing.xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning card today. How lucky are we. I love both cards but the second is my favourite. Hugs yo all in need today.
Special hugs to Mrs B and Sandra.
I must read back the posts yo see what you have been ipad yo Sandra. Seems like you were having a down time. Looks like you need some cheering up. No birds have pooped on Pete yet, and he's not going in the pool.
See you both on the 20th.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you. Both cards are just as lovely as each other, would not like to choose. Take care all and have a good weekend.Kitty.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Do love Friday two-fer day! Both cards are beautiful but the second is definitely my favourite, very elegant and understated.
Special wishes to those in pain. Sue xxx

Rosie said...

Two very different and very effective cards.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are lovely but the first just edges it for me. Have a great weekend everyone.
love Jan x x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Two stunning card for the price of one I love Fridays can not wait to see what you have tomorrow thank you tracy w x

Marion Bull said...

Two lovely cards today - what a treat! Number 1 is my favourite but it would be great to receive either at Christmas. Happy day everyone!
Marion B xx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Love them both!!
Thank you for the inspiration.
Sheila x

Muriel Kelly said...

What a lovely Twofer! Both cards are gorgeous with number 2 just in front for me,
thanks Sue

Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Two pretty cards - thanks Sue. White embossing powder is very effective on craft card.
Jan
Northampton

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue think the first is my favourite love the pop of red flowers xx hazel

Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Sue ... Love the cards no 1 my fav....happy crafting and have a lovely day ... x

Gail said...

Morning Sue and the crafty crew,
No 2 for me, but they are both very good. Love to all.
Gail C x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue both are beautiful cards, think no edges just in front. X

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
How gorgeous especially the snowflake. Double dose - yipeee.

CHERYL brown said...

A double dose of your beautiful craftiness! we are so spoilt by you.
Love both cards.
Hugs Cheryl xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
I Really Love It When Were Lucky Enough To See Two Cards That You've Made, And What Stunners They Are! I Love How You've Used The JustRite Snowflake On Kraft Card It Really Looks So Amazing I love How You've Brought Colour Into The Card With The Fabulous Deep Red Roses And Faux Quilled Leaves the Close Up Shots Are Fabulous.
I Love The Second I Love The Colour The French Navy And The Silver Very Striking Indeed, I Love The Magical Times Embossing Folder From Couture Creations, I Love How You've Also Used The Snowflake Labels Seven Embossing In Silver To Create The Tone On Tone Look Which I Love It When You Do This, Just By Adding The Faux Quilled Blooms And Pearl Snowflake (I Love Those) Just Finish The Card Of Perfect. Two Very Beautiful Cards Sue Thank You For Sharing Thank You For The Photography Shots They Bring The Cards To Life.
Sue Thank You For The Inspiration You Bring Every Day I Really Appreciate It
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love both and really love that snowflake stamp in the first card - think I might have mentioned this before! just a few times now - there's just something about it. Happy Friday
Rgs
Clare W

PharmacyMichele said...

Two lovely christmas cards & ideas for us all. My favourite has to be the second card on colour alone-I love blue!
Michele.

Anne Crawford said...

Both cards are lovely, but to me the Christmas bough ( which I gave in to ,and sent for yesterday ) card you made is just sooo stunning , none can compare! But in saying that I would be extremely happy to recieve a card like either of these!
June, hope you can persuade your husband to take you to Ally Pally, would making him a special treat or meal work? ( we do that & it works every time with Mr C ) good luck!
Hugs to all xo

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
VERY NICE PAIR OF CARDS. HOW TO CHOOSE ONE UMMMMM HAVE TO BE THE FIRST ONE I THINK. ROSES SWUNG IT FOR ME.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, 2 equally beautiful cards, but for me the blue edges in as my favourite. Bx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
Two lovely cards, but I do like card one, it is very striking and Blue is very Christmassy. Really enjoyed the video yesterday, thank you.
Hugs Dawn Searle xx

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue,

Wow double whammy today!! Beautiful cards and love the red roses, great contrast. Amazing cards. Thank you very much for spoiling us.

Lots of love,

Ivy ling xx

Nanny Jo said...

Hi, Sue....two quite different cards today, both beautiful!! I had a fun afternoon, yesterday, making roses with my new filigree rose dies. They are so pretty! And so easy to make, following your video. Thank you, Sue! Jo xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Two lovely cards today. I can't choose so won't, but do love the red roses. Hope you have a great weekend, and everyone on the blog.
Love Rosemarie xx

val jones said...

Hi Sue. Both so different yet both beautiful.
Love Val in Spain x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Two for the price of one, aren't we the lucky ones! I love both of them even though they are very different. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Nice to see too really different cards today based on the same theme. I think my preferred card is no.2. Have a lovely weekend. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Sue Dix said...

I love the first one with the snowflakes, I love snowflakes, and that pop of red for the flowers sets it off perfectly. Stunning! x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. You are spoiling us with two beautiful cards but i am not complaining the more the merrier lol. Can't pick a fav as they are both on par with each other. Love the pop of red on the first and the pearl snowflake on the second one is stunning. Have a great weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue what a treat today two quite different Christmas cards and both beautiful. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two fabulous cards today and so different from each other. I would never have thought to put roses on a Christmas card but it works.
Happy 'big O' birthday 'P' in Wales have a great day.
Hugs x
Heather T

Aspiring crafter said...

Sue, both of these cards are my favourites !!
They are both beautiful.
Hope you are well , take care ,,
Ruthxxxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A double gift and what a treat this morning. I have to admit to liking the more traditional gift but can see that the kraft/red/white gift can be used for other occasions by just changing the background.

P in Wales - A HAPPY BIRTHDAY have a lovely day. The numbers don't count but if they have to just do what my Wonderful Mr.E does he has stayed at 29 and some months for donkey years. So much so that he has to stop and think when his 'real life' age is needed.

Sandra - Stay strong - you're such a determined young lady. Are your two wonderful girls off back to school this next week? Am all unpacked and sorted so just have to set too now and start C.cards in ernest.

So it's Friday (and no beautiful market or pastries) in site. Just normal housework - oh how I hate that word. I just need one of those wonderful 'Dobbies' from Harry Potter and I promise to care for him but not clothe him!!!

Hope everyone is looking forward to the week-end and feeling somewhat fitter. Take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the Kraft card with the white embossing and I love the embossed background on the blue card.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Marianne's Craftroom said...

2 gorgeous cards today, the bottom one is my fave

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue hope you are well. Today's cards are wonderful. I love the colours of them the first one is really different and I love the roses they are stunning and go so well with the craft card.
And the second one is equally as nice but my favourite one is the first one. So take care and I'll be back tomorrow.

Debs A xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,,
Great cards although I feel the roses are a bit too much on the first one. Just my opinion.
I really love the second one, great colour and design.
Have a wonderful day
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & lovely blog friends,
Two lovely cards today Sue, you are spoiling us! I am not sure which is my favourite, I think it's the first one.
Wow the skies around here are very noisy this morning, ( we live at BrizeNorton) I think they are practising for a fly past at this NATO Summit in Wales! We aren't used to the really noisy fast jets here, they are almost making my muesli rattle in my bowl!
Trying for a totally positive day today, end the week on a high!
Thanks once more ladies for helping me through the week, Pam big hugs, you have enough on your plate to worry about me, so very thoughtful xxxxx
Big hugs all round,
Sandra xxxx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Two more beautiful cards. I don't know how you do it day after day. I can sit at my desk for ages sometimes, waiting for inspiration!

Love, Roz.x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, love them both, colour is lovely, love the emboss
Crafty hugs Julie xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
How lucky we are to have two C cards today. I can't decide which one I like best.
Lesley S x

DMJ said...

Two cards to suit two different types of receipitants!!!!

Can't decide which is my favourite . . . . both!!!!



Doreen x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful cards today, love the pop of the red flowers on the Kraft and white card.
Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
Christmas double wonderful. Love them both, keep em coming
REgards
Audrey O'Brien, Wicklow, Ireland

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
Love the Christmas cards, must start doing my
In soon otherwise Christmas will be here before you know it.
Ginnie x

Chris Curry said...

Good morning Sue. I can't decide which is my favourite card. Blue is not really my colour for Christmas, I am a bit of a traditionalist, but it does look lovely. I love the red roses so I would probably pick that one. Thank you. Xx

Lacelady said...

Oooh, a twofer! I have to admit that the one with roses appeals to me the most - those flowers look so lifelike until you showed us the close ups.

Crafty Granny said...

I just love double days!! Thank you.
Love Nicola x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Thanks for a two-fer today. Both are lovely, much as I love both I think the 2nd just has the edge for me with the gorgeous snowflake and silver focal element on that lovely blue card.
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra and Pat-glad that the seagulls are avoiding Pete and the lifeguard hasn't had to use his hook on you : ), to all my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

Wendy L said...

Card no. 2 for me, not too sure about no. 1, it doesn,t hit me. Sorry. xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous Christmas
cards love both of them but I think
No. 1 is inching forward a bit fo me.
Nancyd xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the cards . love Jean Z xx

karenlotty said...

Both cards are lively but I think my favourite is Number 2 Only because I'm looking at Number 1 thinking "that'll never survive in the post" As most of my cards are posted height is important Which is the whole point of Christmas cards - they're sent to family & friends you're not able to see (traditionally)

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Love both cards for different reasons. The first on is bright and cheerful and made me smile, and the other one is contemporary and elegant, cheerful but more calming.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely pair today , what a treat!! Two quite different cards love the first one with its pop of red but I think the second one just easies passed it for me . Thanks Sue xx

Happy birthday "P"" have a lovely day !!

Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda and all wilsonettes.

Hugs
Jean D xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
I love the design on No 1 but for me the roses are a tad too far, a bit overpowering, mind you that's just my opinion. Great colours and embossed background on the second one.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

I must admit to preferring the more traditional card, Sue. It's beautiful.

Anne (Northampton)

Carole Z said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, can't make up my mind which I like best! Loved yesterday's card too..still having a mega busy time at work so haven't made it to blog land for a few days, hugs Carole ZX

Glennis said...

Both cards are lovely - not sure which one I like best

Maryann Laursen said...

" very different christmascards today, but it´s actually refreshing to see something brand new, and they´re both very beautiful Sue, you´ve done an awesome job here again.
Hope you´ll all have a wonderful week-end nw.

gwen70 said...

Hi Sue, loving the two cards today, great having ideas to try

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning Sue, two very different cards for us this morning, I must say I think I prefer No 2, the roses in the first just seem to overwhelm me, but the second is much more me, it's good we are all different though.
Happy '0' birthday P in Wales, I hope you have a lovely day and I'm sure your cards are as eagerly awaited as those sent to you.
Myra, hope you get that table and chairs sorted or you will be eating on the floor!
Janet, I feel for you with no pastries this week, it must be horrible after so many weeks of enjoyment.
Well thanks again for all the good wishes to me, it means so much.
Take care all my friends Lynne, June, Pam, Jackie, Cameeli, Tina, Tres, TOB, Theresa, Maureen, Margaret. Linda, Julie and Lee, Norah, Steph, Mrs B, Mrs Duck, Myra, P in Wales, wheelybad, Sandra, our wonderful Sue and Mom and all those whose names just won't come to me xxxx

SHARICA said...

2 fab cards but I like the first one best :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - we are spoilt again with two cards, both of which I really like but the second is my preference - I love the colour of the roses but think I would have preferred poinsettias instead. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for two super Christmas cards, it's the snowflake card for me!
Happy big 0 birthday to P in Wales
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

Annie said...

What a lovely surprise this morning, a two-fer! Both gorgeous, I love the snowflake stamp, it's on my wish list!
Peaceful day to all
Hugs Annie x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Thank you for spoiling us with a twofer. Have to say, my favourite is the navy one. I'm loving that embossing folder.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards today. I like the red roses on the first one. Beryl xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes,
What great inspiration both cards send us Sue. No.1 with the border of red ribbon roses would need to be for someone very special indeed, but the kraft card would need to be changed for something else, perhaps even dare i say black would make it stunning, and Sue you know i would normally go with the fine touch of black. The blue and silver is lovely as well and although i don't have this folder, i could probably use another to gain the same sort of effect. Thank you Sue for some fabulous inspiration again as you just send our minds on a whirl with your beautiful treasures.
Pam flower, just how much damage did you do to that poor ankle that you still have the swelling now? I sincerely hope that you haven't done too much as you have been through so much getting this far. I know being good is boring but please try as we all want you back to full strength again. I ca get the site no problem, it's just finding the elusive Robbie that's the problem. I know he wants to hide from all us old biddies, but i promise not to try mothering him. McCluskey i get nothing, Robbie brings up 16 inc Team Robbie & Robbie's health report to name the 2 likely candidates because the others have names to them. I know, it's me being a bit thick. Try and be good pleasssseeeee.
A big Happy Birthday to both you "P" in Wales and Mr. "P" your toyboy. I still hope that you have/had a lovely birthday day. Does that mean you are 21 again with experience?
Janet(ecco), ha ha, i can just see Mr E. in my minds eye pondering on what his real age is. You know if your treat your Dobbie nicely, he wouldn't want to leave anyway.
Sandra, we had the same when it was up at Gleneagles with the racket that they were making. But it was the damage that all the protesters did to the shops at the retail park, next to their unofficial campsite. They totally wrecked the shops, stealing and all that lot. This was them demostrating about peace which i think was the real irony of the whole lot. The majority of them should have been locked up for vandalism and theft as it was only a few that were actually there for peace. Isn't it amazing how all the stops are pull when the President and other leaders set foot on our soil. But i hope that your hi note works for today flower and that you are feeling slighty better than yesterday.
I was stupid yesterday and no wonder i am pooped. I walked along to the lock up along the back lane yesterday because i needed wool and it was in the lock up. By the time i got back i was so sore and tired but knew that i needed to hoover, dust and other things before hubby came in. i think by the time i had finished everything i was about finished also. I also knitted the front of 1 cardigan, the sleeves of another and started a tammie, and i wonder why i can't see straight or think straight today, idiot that i am but i just wanted to show hubby that i can do things( still hoping for him to take me on a holiday,ha ha ha).
Sending hugs to Robbie, Leo and Sam and to all the fabulous people here,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

yorkielass said...
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yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Ooooh you are spoiling us today, they are both gorgeous, love the snowflake and the snowflake label and the roses are scrummy, love them both. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Hugs to you and your Mom.
Pam hope the swelling is going down and that your GP can hep, hugs to you and Robbie.
P in Wales "0" Happy Birthday, have a lovely day with your toy boy.
Sandra you hang in there girl, you are so determined and brave, we are all behind you, gentle hugs.
Margaret glad that your corgi is on the mend, gentle hugs to you all.
Special hugs to Tina E, Jean D, Steph, Norah and Rory, Lynne M, Lynda B, Cameeli, Lindsay, Magpie, Myra P, Maureen K, Wheely Bad and Billie, Mrs B, Janet Echo,, Tres, Julie and Lee, Brenda L, Heather T, Helen K, Ita, Cheryl B, Meg and baby Leo, TOB Theresa, Tandy, Maria A, Angela W and of course our Sue,
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Jill Berg said...

Hi Sue

Looks like you are an embossing machine today, 2 very different cards, both are inspiring us to use different techniques and products

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two lovely cards today, loving the stamping and die-cuts.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
wow 2 real stunning cards really do like em both, hugs Sarah xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Both cards are so beautiful, but I think my favourite is the Red and white one
Hugs
Carol x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two stunning cards for today, I think I prefer the second one, the one with the roses would need to be for someone very special!
Happy birthday to everyone who is celebrating today, hugs to all who need them, take care, Jess x

Anonymous said...


Hello Sue. Just love both of your cards today. Regards Evis McCarthy.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Just a quick comment this morning as I'm off for more blood tests.....I'm beginning to look like a pin cushion! Lol!

Two absolutely beautiful Christmas cards love the different colours you have used Sue.....I really must start mine soon.
Hugs to all that need them and hope your days get brighter soon.

Love Sheila xx

nattyboots said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards Sue ,love them both
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue Two lovely cards that even I could manage!! Thanks as always Mabex

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies,
Well I like both cards, but number 2 just squeezes into first place. The six red roses overwhelm card no. 1 for me.
My very best wishes to Pam (I'm going to attempt to log on to Robbie's blog, Sanddra, Lindsay M, Yorkielass June, Alimecca Alison, Norah, "P" in Wales Many Happy Returns on your '0' birthday, have a lovely day, and love to so many of the other lovely ladies.
Have as good a day as you can.
Thank you Sue xx

hollyberry said...

We are so lucky today getting two cards.Love them both but my favourite is number one-but look at them as one for her and one for him!

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Two lovely cards, I just can't decide which I like the best. SueL x

Ann said...

Two cards today, both of them beautiful as always. You give us so much inspiration.
I particularly like the second card because of the blue, white and silver colour combination. It's simple but stunning.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, Two beautiful cards it's difficult to say which I like best.
I have loved every one of Christmas designs you've given us so far and I just want to own all of your dies! I'm starting a wish list.
Have a good day, Love Brenda xxx

Maria A, I had a lovely day yesterday at the creative craft show at Sandown Park. Managed to add it to my Sue Wilson collection of dies, dying to play but have shopping to do, maybe later - hopefully, possibly!

Sandra, stay strong, you have come a long way and you know we are all here for you, LOL

Janet, you made me smile saying you are six days older than Mr E. One of our daughters fixed her wedding date the day before her birthday as she is nine days older than her husband. She didn't want different ages on their marriage certificate
!
June, Try and persuade Mr S to take you to Ally Pally, you will find plenty of space to get around with your mobility scooter, there are also lots of areas where Mr S can sit down, while you can go off and navigate with ease.

P in Wales, Happy Birthday hope you have a lovely day

Kate's Cards said...

Fantastic as always Sue. Xx

Jill Liddle said...

Both lovely cards today but number 2 is my favourite.

Diane said...

Hi Sue beautiful twofers today with the first one my favourite I think. It's that snowflake again I must buy it as I say that every time you use it. May use this idea and change roses for poinsettia but would have to be for special people not posted ones me thinks!!! Have a great day love Diane G xxxx

P in Wales happy birthday - 20!!! Fab age :) enjoy your day. Xxxx
Janet oh yes a Dobbie would be wonderful, especially as my daughter is a huge Harry Potter fan! He would have a wonderful time in our house with all the tidying to be done!! Xxx

Chang Alison said...

Hi Sue, beautiful cards. Unconventional yet reflect the festive mood. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. These are stunning. How to choose??? Can't as they are both gorgeous. Thanks Sue for all your inspirations!! Do you ever sleep? (lol)

Hugs. Jan. xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love both cards. Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Shirley Terretta said...

P.S. A very happy 'O' birthday to 'P' in Wales. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, Both lovely Christmas cards. The first more eye catching with the red flowers.

foxyg said...

Lovely cards Sue. The roses are gorgeous.

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Whoo hoo! I'm loving these double days already! Both of these cards are just stunning, stunning! What a fantastic creative mind you have and these are simple and quick cards to make too! Love the pop of the red roses and the white embossing powder with the kraft card. Love the blue one too with the silver "popping" on the EF and the silver sentiment topper. and"Thank you sooo much Sue" for these two beauties xx Sending love and hugs to you and your family Sue xx June, I hope you have luck in trying to persuade your husband to take you to Ally Pally xx "Happy O birthday!" today 'P' in Wales! Have a great day hun! :) Norah, I hope you get that well earned holiday that you yearn for xx Sheila, I know what you mean about the pin cushion..... Sending love and hugs to, Pam/Robbie, Yorkielass, Lynne, Lyndsey, Lynda, Sandra and to all our wonderful Wilsonettes who need a love and a hug today xx There's plenty here xx Take care everyone :) xx Love Karen xx

Jackie Whiteman said...

Both cards are fabulous!! ~Love the kraft card one, colours are wonderful xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Oh my, these Christmas cards are lovely!! Please show us more Christmas cards! SO very inspirational.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Afternoon ladies.
Happy " 0 " birthday P you sound so mature, but at 10 shouldnt you be in school ? Weekend is for craft time ! Have a lovely quiet birthday.

PROUD of you Sandra, keep strong, strong is good xx

It has to be card number 2 for me, simple but elegant (bit like me really) lol - I wish, simple, yup, but the elegant ? Jury out on that one !
I need one of those thingies whatever they are, they sound like they either do magic or housework ? But can they magic my pile of tiny micro beads OUT of the carpet and BACK into their container ? Im going to cry, honest I am. Im going to have to use what sticky self adhesive paper I have to get them up (when I see them inbetween the pile of my cream carpet that is !!! Oh what a mess Im in : (

Love to my ladies that are unwell and not so strong as Sandra today.
Special thoughts to Tina E hope Claire Bear is ok and out of hospital real soon.
Have a wonderful day Sue.
Love to all.
Lancashire Steph xxx

June Horrocks said...

Love the cards sue a double lovely today wow love you xxxxxx love to all
June xxxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards. Think the first one is my favourite of the two. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations with us.
Happy Birthday to P in Wales.
Take care everyone!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Although very different from each other I love them both.
Beverley W

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love both cards. I can't decide which I like best!

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Please don'e encourage us to choose. I never could make my mind up when faced with any of your cards. I love the first one but the background folder looks great too. You do spoil us Sue. Hugs Pauline A xx

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Please don'e encourage us to choose. I never could make my mind up when faced with any of your cards. I love the first one but the background folder looks great too. You do spoil us Sue. Hugs Pauline A xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful Christmas Cards. If I had to choose a favourite it would be number two - but really I do love them both.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely festive designs. The first card would be perfect for a December birthday. It always looks strange when I have both floral/pretty birthday cards up as well as the winter themes of Christmas cards.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love these two Christmas cards. Particularly like the first one with the Kraft card, as I love Kraft card :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. I think we are exceptionally lucky to have you to provide inspiration for us. I love the second card with its great embossing folder and simple message. Love the first card too but find the red flowers a bit overpowering. Do like the snowflakes on kraft card though. Wonderful. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

terrie said...

Boy, we are lucky to see two beautiful holiday cards...
They both turned out really nice..
Well done Sue

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love them both but the first one just has the edge for me.

'P' in Wales - HAPPY BIRTHDAY hope you have a lovely day.

Margaret corgi owner, I hope your wee dog is better today.

Frances

Jacquie said...

Two fabulous cards Sue, love them both. I love how White embossing powder pops on Kraft card.

Love & Hugs

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

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love both these cards, you are an inspiration to us all.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

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Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Two super cards today thank you so pleased we don't have to choose our favourite they are both beautiful.

Delighted to report my little corgi is much better today.

Sandra keep up the good work stay strong you can do it honey.

Happy Birthday to P in Wales have a good day.

Take care everyone Hugs to those who need one especially Cameeli, Yorkielass, Lynda, Lyndsay, Norah Steph, Tina and Sue

Margaret corgi owner

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue, I like both the cards today, but for different reason.If I had to choose I would have to go with the first card. Hope everyone has a great weekend. Susi x

YORKSHIRE ROSE said...


HI SUE
2 LOVELY CARDS BUT THE
SECOND ONE IS MY CHOICE
AND WILL BE MAKING IT.
THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THESE
LOVELY IDEAS
LOVE AND BEST WISHES
ROSEXX

Julie Kay said...

Afternoon Sue I am so excited just received my Joy die and can't wit to craft all weekend. Lovely card by the way. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said....

Both cards are lovely today but I have to admit the first is totally Stunning and think its just beautiful.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

The second one is definitely my favourite. Lovely

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Cards Sue!

I love both of the cards and I really must get the Justright Snowflake Stamp.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Barbara said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, my fav is the first one as I love craft card and I love the red roses.
I am going to try and re-create the pine bough card you did as it is gorgeous and will try and make a few for extra special friends.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone! WoW a twofer,they are both absolutely gorgeous Sue however my favourite is the 2nd one because of the great EF. The roses on the first one taking over a bit but close up they are simply lovely.Thank you Sue for all your work. Dobbies ? I've got Dobbies garden centre around the corner where I live but what was it in H.potter ? I'm loving Ally pally but can't go this year,always found it to be more room than at other craft exhibitions so if you can work on your husband I'm sure you both would have a fab. day out,tiring but how lovely to see all the crafting thingies :-) I too need something for my small bits that goes everywhere so have been looking for a desk hoover ( like a little Henry maybe) that would be nice.Hopefully it stop my husband moaning when he found crafty bits all over the bed and floor Tihi Glad you had a nice day Brenda and managed to purchase some new dies,but it's it not difficult to choose which one you "need" to buy next ? Take care Pam,hope all went ok at the doc.wishes to Robbie. HappyBirthday P in Wales and a belated one to your"toyboy"! Warm hugs to my Wilsonette friends,
until tomorrow Take care!
Hugs Maria x

craftynanna said...

afternoon sue, my you are being good to us, two cards equally as lovely i can't choose between them, thank you for treating us, hopefully two tomorrow as well love to all J

Blue Rose said...

Sue,
Beautiful cards. Love how you did the background on the blue one. So love your quilled collection. Grand job.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely Double Christmas! Like them both but first one just has the edge I think. Thank you for all the inspiration. It is so appreciated and so needed!
P in Wales - Happy Birthday - hope you're having a lovely day . You have made me smile and some suggestions about your age have been hilarious! I did like Steph's lecture about being at school!
Norah - sorry you having a bad day . You must take it easier you know - you know these lectures you give Pam - well you take care too, special lady! Sending hugs to you.
Saga over - table and chairs purchased! As Lindsay said we were going to be eating off the floor! Bought one with a clear thick glass top so it should look fairly modern - unlike us!!
Sandra - pleased you seem a happier bunny today! Hope you come to the right decision about your treatment! x
Sending love to everyone including, Sue and Mum, Anne, Lynne, Lindsay, Lynda, Tres - do hope you ok! Sending love to you. , Alison, Janet, TOB, Theresa , WheelyBad - are you ok? , Pam and Robbie, Norah and Rory, June, Heather T, Julie Laz .Frances, Sheila, Brenda L.
Brenda - silly me - I thought you'd gone to The Races yesterday!
Myra

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love them both. Like blue with silver at Christmas!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
2 fabulous C cards today.
Love the design and colour choices on them both.
Super red roses on the first.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards, the first is my favourite as I'm a sucker for red. Over the years it does seems blue and silver are becoming very popular. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas you give us. Best wishes to all.
Vanessa x

Susan White said...

Ooh spoilt with two cards today! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Theresa Pace said...

i love white on kraft card. i think it looks classy. the blue card is quietly stunning. i love it. hugs xx

weefortune said...

Lovely cards, different idea of snowflakes and roses, but love it like the blue one too but I love anything Xmas, hugs Elaine x

Karen Drew said...

Two beautiful cards. My favourite has to be No 1 though. Love the way the roses stand out against the kraft card
Luv
Karen xx

Janice K said...

You're spoiling us Sue! Great cards, particularly love the white and kraft one as the colours go so well together.x

janet said...

I do like the second card on todays blog, very much, but the first one wouldn't be my kind of card at all. I find all those red roses too OTT -and they certainly wouldn't go through the post unless very well wrapped !! Like most of us, i'm looking for designs that will go at the lower postage rates for Christmas this year. Isn't it sad that we have to restrict so many of our cards because of the postal prices.
Hugs Janet in Kent

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, you certainly are giving us some unusual Christmas cards and spoiling us today with two for us to enjoy. The first one jumps up and demands attention doesn't it. I've never thought of using kraft card for Christmas cards but I have to say I love the way the snowflakes look on it.
The second one has won the day for me, the embossing is just superb and I love that shade of blue. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two very different cards but I think it's the second one for me. The roses on the first one are a bit too much for me I'm afraid. My favourite card so far has to be the one with the pine bough though ,I was so inspired by it that I just had to buy the die!
Sorry this is just a quick visit. Haven't even read through the comments yet. The only one I noticed was Pam - the craft shop in Durham, is really a lovely stall in the indoor market, but Susan who runs it has really done a good job & has demo days by Creative Expressions, Crafters Companions and had a bloke from Spellbinders last year but I can't remember his name. Very reasonably priced too! Sorry that I haven't had time to read the comments from everyone but this decorating is taking over. I promise I'll try harder tomorrow as I'm having the day off. Need to go to see my aunt and then chill out I think. Love to everyone Alison xxxx

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes WOW two gorgeous cards I love the fist, craft card I love & the stamping & then the beautiful red roses delishous then the second one also gorgeous in a different way love the Embossing folder the lovely blue card & the hi light on the embossing thank you love them both. Love & Hugs to you Sue & Your lovely Mom.
Lynda Brock xx

Sandra Stay Strong lovely brave & Special lady BIG HUGS Lynda xx

Margaret Corgi owner I am pleased your corgi is on the mend Big Woof woof & paw hugs from Annie & Bambi & Hug for you Lynda xx

Dianeandchipps Are you home yet hope your able to do the stairs now Gentle Hugs Lynda xx

P in Wales Hope you had a lovely ' 0' birthday Hugs Lynda xx

Wheely Bad & Billy Hope your ok Hugs Lynda xx

Lindsay hope you feeling better today & in less pain gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Special hugs to all the above & Yorkielass ,,Tina E,Tres,Tandy,Hazel, Camille ,Steph. Maureen K,TOB Theresa,Nanna Tina,Myra P,Brenda L,Janet Ecco,Mrs B,Julie Laz,Lynn M & Tilly & Cully,Ita,Cheryl B,Norah , Rory, Meg & baby Leo, Pam & Robbie,Helen K Pauline A,Magpie,Mary B, love Lynda xx

Craftysusan said...

Thank you for these lovely Christmas cards Sue, just beautiful.

Virginia Davey said...

Evening everyone had a very busy day, love the two Christmas cards. Love the Joy background on the blue card.

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Laura O said...

two fab cards ,love the way you have used your flowers even on Christmas cards .Laura O

Anonymous said...

What a stunning card with the roses, I love it!
The blue card would be perfect for a male friend I have.
They are both amazing, love them both.

Sorry I've not been around for a while I've had no Internet and not been well x

Take good care, thank you for these amazing card inspirations. Thank you for all your hard work on your blog x

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Anonymous said...

What a stunning card with the roses, I love it!
The blue card would be perfect for a male friend I have.
They are both amazing, love them both.

Sorry I've not been around for a while I've had no Internet and not been well x

Take good care, thank you for these amazing card inspirations. Thank you for all your hard work on your blog x

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

camelot67 said...

Good evening Sue,

A little late for me I know but better late than never I say. Todays two-fer cards are fabulous. I know it's rude to pick favourites but I just have to go for No.1. Stunning! Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day. It's off to bed for me.
Margaret A.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty crew

Loving both the cards. Wasn't keen on the roses tho (sorry) but love the colour it certainly pops on the craft card. Really like that navy card. I went for navy and white on my cards last year everyone loved them. Might do craft card this year it looks a little different
Love to all xx

Brooke b said...

Beautiful cards, love the snowflakes.

Darlene4527 said...

2 cards today for inspiration!Love the first card. I never would have thought to use the Kraft color. The white snowflakes really stand out.

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue thanks for two very different cards. I like the snowflake card best. I have this stamp, but have yet to use it.
Made four birthday cards and one anniversary card in August. Need to make hubby's anniversary card next and then need to concentrate on C Cards.

Have a good weekend everyone and hugs to all ((( )))

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Sandy H said...

Two lovely cards to brighten Friday. I want that snowflake stamp!

Hope you had a happy big birthday P in Wales.

My new dies and embossing folder from birthday vouchers arrived today so maybe I'll get a chance to have a quick play with them on Saturday. Lots of birthday cards to make before I can start on C cards in earnest.

Take care everyone.

















Vick said...

What stunning cards, I especially love the red and white one as I make my own roses with fabric/ribbon and I love making them so much a have a massive box of them in various colours textured ribbons and widths/sizes, I even did a video tutorial for everyone (a request)as they wanted to be able to make them themselves so I posted it on fb and yt, and that's the only reason why I do my tutorials to help at least one person that particular day, I love these cards they are so 'clean and crisp' looking, hugs, Vick xx
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Pearl said...

Both cards are stunning Sue, but the one for me is the red roses, lovely splash of colour to draw the eye into it.

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue. Love them both equally.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Sue Dunn said...

Love them both Sue. Although blue is my favourite colour. Xx

Meow Opre said...

I am excited about your card ideas. It would be so much fun crafting. Would love to add them on my Pinterest board. Despite the numerous digital cards, I may say I am still a fan of handmade Christmas cards . God bless you in all you do!

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