Friday, 19 September 2014

Friday Double Day

 Hi bloggers!   While this sample card certainly isn't the most flashy, it is very striking in real life.  I started with a piece of Rich Green card and embossed it with the new Nordic Trees folder to give texture to my background.  Next I cut the Framed Noel die out of larger piece of white card, leaving a bit of a frame on the original piece of card that it was cut from, which I used as a frame for this.  I added the frame to the card with mounting foam and then used the Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue to add dots around the edge of it.  I matted the Noel with a black square to make it pop and mounted it up a bit higher than my frame for a stairstep effect.  Next I placed a piece of sticky adhesive sheet on to white card and cut out the Noel again.  I trimmed the actual word section with a paper cutter, then peeled the backing paper off and covered it with Diamond Sprinkles.  I added some mounting foam to the back and placed it over the previously cut version.  I cut a Holly leaf with the matching outline done in black and added it to the corner with some Berry Sparkle PVA glue for the berries.  The card was completed with a white pierced mat layer, a thin green mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

The second card today is quite an easy one.  I embossed a white background using the Checkerboard Pinpoint embossing folder for texture.  I matted it with a thin gold mat, the a wide white mat.  On the wide mat, I used the Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue to create my paved pearl technique.  If you want to see technique in more detail there is a tutorial at the top of my blog.  I cut the Joy die out of white card and then the matching solid Joy die out of soft vintage gold card.  I glued the solid letters behind the swirly outline and added mounting foam to the back.  The bold letters are a perfect place for foam mounting tape pieces as well.  I placed it in the lower corner of the card and used one of the pearl snowflakes in the upper corner as an embellishment.  I finished the card with a thin gold mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Friday already and today's beautiful cards to see, love them both, so gorgeous. Hope you have a brilliant time at Ally Pally Sue and meet lots of our lovely Wilsonettes.
Norah and family, in my thoughts, gently does it. There is a lot of love surrounding you from the blog.
Sandra, hope the twins do well with their Bronze award. They will be fine, they get their strength from their Mum xx
Wheelybad, that was a great message you left for Robbie, thank you.
Plenty of hugs large and small in the basket today, help yourselves, folks xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, love them both, the joy one is right up my street,
Crafty hugs Julie xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two fantastic cards this morning
but number two really does it for me
it is beautiful.
Nanxyd xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two stunning cards today love them both but think the first one is very striking! Can't wait for tomorrow! Love Jean xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two beautiful cards.have a good time at Ally Pally. Take care all Kitty.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning christmas cards, I have the checker board EF and love it, my 2 christmas folders might come today so if they do I know what I will be doing this weekend and it will not be house work.
Norah sending you and your family love and hugs x x x
Gentle hugs for Leo and Skylar x x x
To all the Wilsonettes that are ill, going or are in hospital I send love and hugs and get well wishes, to all going on holiday hope you have a lovely time.
To everyone going to Ally Pally have a fun time x
To all our new Wilsonettes welcome to our family its a fun place to belong to x
Happy Friday to all and enjoy your weekend x
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x. X x x

Muriel Kelly said...

Two beautiful cards this Friday, I specially like the gold and white, so pretty

Muriel x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great Christmas card.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Two stunners for a wet and soggy Friday. You say simple - I say super striking.
See you tomorroe.
Amanda xx

Linda28 said...

Two beautiful cards today, each one stunning. Hope all you lucky people going to Ally Pally have a great time. Take care everyone. Linda.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Love them both.

Love, Roz.x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Two beautiful cards today, love both. Totally different but both perfect in their own way.
I have to say that those cute holly leaves may well be my next die purchased as I love the look of the outlined ones in particular.
I hope that you have a wonderful time at Ally Pally Sue, and all has gone/goes well with the prep, setting up, demos etc. for you. Just 1 more sleep now. Can't believe I will be -hopefully-getting to meet you tomorrow! : ))
Norah, thinking of you and yours.
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra and Pat-are you as excited as me? Yes, I bet you are : )) to all of my other special friends and to all in need today. Take care.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Two lovely cards today thank you
I especially like the JOY one
Pat x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous cards today Sue, hard pushed to pick a favorite but the joy one wins on its color for me. Have a great time at Ally Pally Sue and all you lucky crafters going there. xxx
Theresa's mojo was last seen hitch-hiking to London in the hopes of seeing Sue Wilson and getting more inspiration before going home.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue
Two stunning cards for the price of one have a great time at Ally Pally thank you tracy w x

Anonymous said...

Two more lovely cards. Thanks Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two great cards today and hard to pick a favourite, would be more than thrilled to receive either.
Guess all the prep is done and you'll soon be on the way to AP - lots of meeting and greeting ahead! Hope everyone who's going has a great time.

'P' in Wales

Norah - thinking of you and sending hugs.
Where are our missing people, please?

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love the Friday "twofer" and both these cards are stunning - I can't choose a favourite.
I hope everyone heading to Ally Pally has a fab time, please give Sue a big thank you for all her inspiration from those of us who can't do it in person.
Theresa - I think there's a group of mojos which have all decided to go on holiday together!!!
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend full of happiness (and crafting). Sue xxx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are gorgeous,cant pick a favorite as they are different and beautiful in equal measure. Have a great time at AP for those that are going, will be thinking of you (with just a smidgen of envy lol).
Love Jan x x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Both of these cards are gorgeous but my favourite is the second one. I love the way you have put the soft gold card behind the letters. Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy Ally Pally everyone!

Linda Graham said...

Two beautiful cards again Sue,hard to choose a favourite,see you tomorrow Linda x

Alice G said...

Two lovely cards and easy to re create. I just got my holly dies yesterday. They look so lifelike.

Hugs Alice xx

Bea said...

Stunning Sue - I have just bought the NOEL die and can't wait to use it - but have to be patient as off for a week on hols to the sun. However given die to my crafty friend so that she can give it a try out while I am away - hope I get results even a little as good as yours:)

fame01 said...

HI Sue
Both cards are real gorgeous ,have a great time at Ally Pally hugs sarah xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, two incredible cards, love both of them, they are inspiring me to get cracking with my Christmas cards. Have a great weekend, and hope lots of the blog family stop by to say hello. Bx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. I love these two gorgeous cards - both beauties in their own right! Have a fabulous time at Ally Pally :-) Hugs to all xxx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, two very beautiful cards today and if either one dropped on my mat I would be delighted. I adore the NOEL cards its very effective

I am getting ready for the Hampton Court Show this morning and Ally Pally tomorrow. its going to be a crafting feast!!!
Hope everyone who is going to Ally Pally has a wonderful day.

Pam you are an inspiration, hugs to you and Robbie...
Sandra, looking forward to catching up with you tomorrow.
Norah honey my thoughts are with you and your family be strong!!

For those who are sad or in pain or just a bit down a cameeli cuddle...

Have good day
Cameeli xx

Jacquie said...

Two beautiful creations Sue. Enjoy AP this weekend.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards today. Both for different reasons. The first one is very striking in the colour way and the second one for its elegance so hard to choose a favourite. Have a safe journey to AP and have a great time.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Clai01 said...

Lovely cards today Sue and enjoy Ally Pally. x

PharmacyMichele said...

Two lovely cards, my favourite is the Noel card. The colours are striking on it, I love the holly die. The fine outline in black makes all the difference.


Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of today's cards are gorgeous I would proud to have either on my mantlepiece. I hope that you have a safe journey to Ally Pally and that the setting up goes well. I hope to meet you tomorrow and maybe some others from this site. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely cards Sue ... Happy crafting ...x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Morning ladies, two beauties stunning in their simplicity. Both these dies arrived yesterday as part of one of the c and c bundles. Can't wait to play.

Nana Tina I don't do housework either I am genetically challenged on my Dads side and my Mum was obsessed when I was a child very OCD I preferred yo be reading Enid Blyton and vowed things would be different when I was grown up. I have a home not a show house take it or leave it is my attitude! Craft far more important!

Decided against Ally Pally as felt Tilly would get bored once shed seen Tilly stuff and a long way to travel and a lot of money if I couldn't fully enjoy it! Considering NEC as hubby away that weekend.

Enjoy yourselves ladies I will be thinking of you all!

Have to stay in today and wait for Bradley's aka hubby's new bike wheels Why??!!! To be delivered. Me thinks if he needs bike wheels I need poinsettia dies! Logical isn't it?

Norah, take care thinking of you snakes angel will hopefully visit today!

Love to all xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Two beautiful cards. I love the NOËL and the Nordic trees is fantastic, but love the other one as well, oh dear glad I don't have to choose I can have 2 favourites.
I hope all goes well at Ally Pally, I wish I could be there, to all that are going have a great day.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Happy Friday Sue from a stunning sunrise in Bolton (well it was half hour ago) !
To our new blog friends, a warm welcome to the most caring sharing and sometimes humerous craft blog around, hosted by the BEST in craft world, come join the love, laughter and tears (mainly over pesky flakes) !! Lol
Oooooh Sue, your first sample got an adoring welcome from Mr L during your weekend marathon, I have no idea how he managed to comment considering how tight the masking tape was over his mouth, but at least it was a lovely comment, and I do agree, so striking with the little pop's of colour through the white, it really is plain but stands out beautifully. Our 2nd gift from you is equally stunning, on the luxurious side of C. Cards, with the chilly frosty affect and the pretty sentiment, both winner's in my mind. Id struggle with those weeny holly leaves, my 'stubby, sticky out fingers) wouldnt co-operate and I cant hold tweezers without them twisting and falling from my non existant grip, but such cute little dudes.
I hope all the prep is going as planned ready for AP, id give my guilding flakes to be able to join you, maybe one day we shall see you in Lancashire : )
TOB - Follow Jans lead if you can, sounds the perfect place for missing mojo's Im certain it will turn up soon with a massive amount inspiration, if not maybe our mojo's can come together and help ?
Start my new injection later, have my specialist nurse visiting at 3pm to show me how, as Im use to the normal syringe and this is totally different (doesnt bode well considering the density of my grey matter !
To 'our' Pam, hope that ankle is doing a little better now hon. To Lynn M and our missing friends hope you are ok, we are worried. To our Wilsonettes struggling with health and worries, my love and thoughts are with you. If in need of a shoulder, gentle hugs and caring love, then I have open arms ready.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Love these two cards Sue, especially the first one!
Have a good time at Ally Pally,

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - 2 fab cards - thank you - hope you enjoy AP tomorrow and get to meet lots of Wilsonettes - photos on blog please for those of us who cant make it would be appreciated.
Clare W

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Fab cards nd I am waiting on my dies so can't wait to have a go. Love the Noel one especially!! Hugs from Ireland Evelyn x

TDQ Karen said...

Today's cards are stunning, I love all of the Christmas words as they are really striking xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue lovely cards today, they are both so pretty and would grace anyone's mantelpiece at Christmas . I'm sure you are in for a busy day setting up at ally pally but make time to sit down with a cup of tea and look at that beautiful window, the whole building and that view. I think it's a lovely place to be and not just for the craft! Take care of yourself Sue and have a great day. Love Diane xxxx

Frances so pleased you arrived in Dorset safe and sound, sorry about the thunderstorm in southampton it was really huge and lasted for ages so probably a good thing you weren't flying in it. Enjoy your holiday xxx
Wheelybad hope you have a successful day with your interviews xxx

Jan (I think it was you) what a great vision of all our mojos hitch hiking to ally pally to see Sue. That did make me laugh. Xxx

Have a great day everyone xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

I hope you are well and I expect excited about the coming weekend. i hope all goes according to plan and you have a great time.

I love both cards today. But for me Christmas is about colour and warmth and comfort so it has to be card no 1 for me today. Absolutely gorgeous how you have done the Noel.

Have a great day and try to find five minutes to just sit in the moment.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

carol quinn said...

i love all the texture on this card...beautiful

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow two stunning cards you have for us today I love these Christmas dies I have the joy die so you have helped me there in what to do with it. And the noël is stunning I have a list of dies I want and the noël one is at the top of the list. So tomorrow it's time for the Noël one I love how you have mountered it and put diamond sparkles on it.
Take Care Sue xxx

Debs A xxx

Caroljsmith said...

Two simply stunning cards sue hard to choose which one I like best

auscrafts said...

both lovely cards but the second one is the favourite

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. I love them both but the Noël one is truly striking. Xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Two stunning cards today. I really like both. I couldn't pick which one it would be a joy to receive either of them. Have fun at Ally pally. Hugs Heather.x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful card, love them both, would be thrilled to bits to receive either one of them.
Hope you have a great time at AP and meet lots of your followers, just wish I was able to go.

Craftysusan said...

Both cards are stunning Sue. You have inspired me to start my Christmas cards this weekend.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, wow double day today and what stunners, I love both of them, it is difficult to decide so will go with a draw.........

I hope to see you on Sunday Sue, have a few questions and would love your advice. Tried the card with the Justrite winter wonder background stamp and the gold sparkle cosmic shimmer powder, but mine did not come out like yours, even tried brand new embossing stamp pad, I might try again today using my stamp press to see if that makes a difference.

Stay safe, healthy and happy everyone, hugs June Smith xxx

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
Yet another fabulous cards, can't wait to see all your goodies at ally pally tomorrow xx

Angela (UK) said...

Morning Sue,

Just love both of these cards, your embossing folders are just beautiful xx

Anonymous said...

Love them both but particularly the first one. Simple but very effective.
Hope all goes well at Ally Pally.
Anne (Northampton)

Joan D said...

Two very different but beautiful cards. I would be over the moon with either of these cards. Have a good day x x

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Great cards. Both are stand out cards. X

Crafty Granny said...

Hi Sue, I love both these cards equally! I love the noël die and what you have done with the big letters, I think they would be nice in gilding flakes too! I bought the joy die last week so am looking forward to having some free time to play with this one!
Hugs Nicola xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Non flash suits me fine Sue as both cards have enough going on to still be elegant and a pleasure to look at.
Busy day with set up for you today but hope you enjoy the weekend.
Ang x

Maryann Laursen said...

2 really beautiful cards here Sue and both are so elegant. I really like the last one soooo much, even it´s simpler than the first one, it´s also sooooo elegant and amazing in some special way. It really spoke to me at least. Love it, but I definitely like them both.
Have a wonderful week-end at the show, I wish I could try it some day too.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
First of all an apology for not commenting yesterday - I was convinced that I had! Anyway back to today. Both of the cards are absolutely fabulous and I would be delighted to receive either of them. I think the Noël one wins for me , I love the white and green together. I like how you have raised the Noël part as well. However the joy card is very elegant and whilst I haven't got the Joy die, I could substitute it with the Peace die.
I hope everyone has a good day. Steph hope the injection goes well. Norah hope you are getting better each day, you are still in my thoughts and prayers. I hope everyone going to Ally Pally tomorrow have safe journeys there and that you thoroughly enjoy yourselves. Love and hugs to all those who need or want them. Special hugs to my " usual " friends. Love Alison xxxx

Jill Berg said...

Love the "word" dies, particularly like how you have raised NOEL above the rest of the die

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
both are lovely cards but very different. I couldn't choose a favourite of the two, they're both stunning. Saw you demo the first one and I'm so glad I've got the Noel and the Joy dies. Had to get the holly ones though, too - those leaves are so cute.
Just beautiful - your imagination is wonderful.
Hugs, Rose

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Both cards are lovely . love Jean Z xxx

sued99 said...

I love both of these but the second is definitely my favourite.

Chris Curry said...

Hi Sue. Two fantastic cards, I think the joy one is my favourite. I have this die and it works so well, even on a smaller card it stands out beautifully. Thank you for your inspiration. Xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
from another very dull and wet day here.
Today's seasonal gifts are so beautiful and along with the 'Peace' die are the best I've seen for a long long time. So much so that I bought them and decided that these are the three I'm using this year for my seasonal offerings. I've done a run through using them and they are just heavenly to use. So I'm so pleased that you haven't asked us to choose a favourite as I just couldn't.

Sandra - Your beautiful girls will continue to make their Mum proud of them because they have been raised by a very strong and proud lady. I know what you mean re the ruck sacks and weight because long long ago one of my hobbies was long distance walking. We would walk up to 10 miles a day on one of the long distance walking paths and stay overnight at a local pub/tea rooms etc. I found that when my back got tired I reversed the ruck sack and carried it on my front. This way it evened out the load.
Barbiepinkfairy - I love your reasoning. Will have to keep that one in mind.
TOB - will look for your missing MOJO whilst cleaning this morning. You'll hear my cry of pleasure if I find it for you.
Steph - good luck this afternoon. You'll master the new technique. Just think of it as a 'Sue technique' and all will be well.
Norah - Hello young lady. Today's another new day for you all.

Survived Physio yesterday and came away without any new plans etc to ease my very painful neck. The young lady was very nice but said that she couldn't tell me anything I didn't already know and it wouldn't be beneficial to try any new or lengthy exercises as experts and tests have shown that for long term arthritis sufferers such as me.(over 30 years now). I have to visit again in November when I return from France and in the meantime think about acupuncture/tens machine etc. Have a visit to my lovely GP week after next and will talk with him.

Heh Ho it's Friday so housework again. To all who are feeling a little in need here's a smile/hug and for everyone take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful but different cards today...on in traditional colours and one them both.
Enjoy your time at AP Sue hope we get to see some photos especially with so many Wilsonettes going.
Pam I hope your foot is healing well and dear Norah my thoughts are with you and your family do hope each day gets a little better.
Hugs to all you lovely Wilsonettes
there are plenty in the pot if you need one.
For those of you who are off toAP today have a fun time.
I'm off to the doctors now so see you all tomorrow.

Love Sheila xx

val jones said...

Both beautiful cards Sue.

Love Val in Spain x

Marion said...

Hi Sue both cards are lovely ,but the second one is my favourite .
have a good time at the show.
Marion H

Laura O said...

two fab cards ,both very nice ,Laura O

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Both are fantastic cards.
Enjoy Ally Pally.
Sheila x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love this two-fer today, I adore the first one, and I have this die so will be trying this one.
I am eagerly waiting for you to post the 'black' one you did on your show.
Have a good weekend at Ally Pally.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two stunning Christmas cards today absolutely beautiful love them both.
As I was typing this my parcel has arrived Yippee!!!! I can play with my new Christmas dies later.

Hope you all meet up at Ally Pally this weekend enjoy

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue
Two beautiful cards. It's been a while since I've seen the edging on the joy card. Beautiful. I haven't bought any of the word dies as yet so won't be able to play.
Hope you have a fabulous day
Lots of love
Jo xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards today, I have the Noel die and this card will really have to be one of my must do now.
Hope all is in place for AP and you all have a great time.
Take care everyone, Jess x

lorna said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are stunning!!
They are both understated and that's what makes them so exquisite.
I adore the bling on the Noël
Lorna D

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Two fabulous cards today - I love them both. Thanks for sharing these and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and my Wilsonette Angels,
I love both cards today Sue and even with my addled brain as it is at the moment i could possibly make these beauties up. I love the simplicity of the Joy card as it could be quite easy i think to make a batch lot of them. I know you will have fun at the A P, but please look after yourself as well as having fun as they are long days for you.
To Everyone going to the AP including the Wilsonette Mobile have a great day out girls and most importantly have fun and enjoy.To Paul, you are a man among men doing your civic duty with the ladies. You have been enroled as an honorary Wilsonette.
Pam i hope that your ankle and foot are progressing as they should now and so pleased that Robbie is improving more with each passing day. That young man has a will of iron and such courage. Sending love to him and your brother and family as they are going through but hopefully seeing a light in the far distance.
Cheryl, i am sorry flower that i couldn't wish you well at hospital but i do sincerely hope that you will be feeling better soon after your operation and treatment.
Ita, hope that you are behaving in hospital so that they do a proper job this time as it's not the greatest place to be.
Sending hugs to all my Wilsonette Angels both on blog and not for various reasons. Thank you so much for all the kind messages and support that you give to me. I am finding the days awful long and tiring. I go to get ready to go down to mum's and then remember i can't. You special people from Sue downwards make the biggest difference to my day as i know i am not alone. Thank you my very special family.
From a misty Ochils and me love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

Love both of these cards. I am waiting for my Christmas dies to come, can't wait to make some cards with these superb dies.
Carol x

hollyberry said...

Two gorgeous cards but would not expect anything else!Love them both and can't choose between them.

Norah McPhee said...

Janet(Ecco) i have 2 tens machines that i put 1 set a the top of my back and 1 at the bottom. They are proper medical ones that seem better than the ones you buy in the shops as they have a greater range off positions. Mines is from Physio Med(it was the physio that gave me the leaflet on it) TPN200 Plus Tens. That and my uddermint helps enormously but with the uddermint you smell like a polo mint. hope this helps flower.
Good luck to Sophie and Lucy on their D of E.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Glennis said...

Both are lovely - I must go and check out the tutorial

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, two very different but equally gorgeous cards. Kind regards Joanne K x

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are lovely. I have used the 'joy' for a new baby card. Having seen you demonstrate the 'Noel' at the weekend it has entered the 'need' list!
Best wishes to all
Vanessa x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love both of the cards, simple but very stylish.
Hope you have a successful week-end at AP and to all Wilsonettes that are going, have a great time and I hope you can get through the throngs to speak to Sue.

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue, Beautiful Christmas cards today. I love the two dies and will add them to my wish list. Beryl xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Both lovely cards today but the Noel one was the one which persuaded me to buy the die. Have a good weekend at Ally Pally. SueL x

CHERYL brown said...

Two for one, lovely but I prefer No2.
That is so simple yet stunning. Good luck with your shows at Ally Pally.
Wish I could be at there, but results back and although lymph nodes are clear I have to return for further surgery on the 3rd Oct for removal of more breast tissue. So I have helped myself to a large hug from your basket Pam, thank you so much. Love 7 hugs to those that need it today. Cheryl xxx

gwen70 said...

Love both these cards Sue, anyone would be proud to receive them

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Love both the cards, the Joy one is my favourite, so much so I bought the die as it came out!
Hope you all enjoy AP.
Gail C x

jenny back said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Always love Fridays because Christmas cards are my favourite! I love both of these dies and enjoyed your demonstration with the Noel die. Fortunately I have both dies to have ago at these cards. Take Care Love Michelle s xxx

nattyboots said...

Joy to behold indeed with two beautiful Christmas cards , so striking each in their own way .
Have a lovely weekend Sue
Elaine H X

hotpotato said...

i love both cards Sue. Hope you have a fab time at Ally P this weekend, so gutted I won't be coming but roll on April's one.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous cards Sue really like them both even though they are so different x xhazel

Jackie Meechan said...

Love both of these cards. Love the second the best.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, WOW a two fer day. I love both of these cards have the Noel die but not Joy, have also got Peace die - maybe I could try the second card with that,I think it would work.
Have a good day, take care Love Brenda xxx

Norah, so lovely to see you comment - you're getting there, you will still have your ups and downs just remember we are all here for you, sending you lots and lots of love, hugs and prayers.

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue,

Just love today's cards. Joy one is my favourite one, but both are lovely.Couln't see the video yesterday, just looked at it. The card was gorgeous. I am going to try it at sometime soon. Have a good day everyone. Susi x

DMJ said...

Love that splash of red in the berries, really makes the card,

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
This card is lovely and has been added to my " must do now " list!
Have a good weekend,
Evis McCarthy.

June Horrocks said...

Wow sue very sticking indeed love them thank you for showing them love to all xxxxx June xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love both of these beautiful cards
Have the Dies to do similar to the second one, so off to have a play....!!
All the best for AP

Patricia xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards today. I love them both. I'm not to sure how many hours in a day you have Sue as you seem to achieve so much. Look forward to seeing you tomorrow at Ally Pally, and hopefully meeting up with more Wilsonettes. Hugs as usual to Pam and Robbie. Glad to see you back in print Norah. We all send you crafty hugs.
Special hugs to Mrs B and Sandra, and a big hug to Paul for taking us all to Ally Pally.
Hugs to all in need of a hug today.

redfox said...

Morning all! Two treats in one day, how lovely. I like the second one best but the first one is great too. Wish I could be at Ally Pally but never mind. I also wish I knew some of the lovely ladies that leave comments here. You all sound so lovely and care for each other. I could use a few frieds like you ladies obviously are! Love Sarah

utilitygirl said...

Both great cards Sue - but my favourite is the JOY

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two lovely Christmas cards. Both beautiful in different ways.

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. Wow, just love it. Simple but stunning. Both cards. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Lacelady said...

I loved Noel, but it was a choice between Peace and Noel, and Peace won. My Angel has just arrived too, and I think you have surpassed yourself, she is stunning. Thank you too, for all the little dies to give us a choice of what she holds in her hand. Brilliant idea!

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Friends,
I love twofer days! I think the first card is my favourite , they are both lovely, but the first one stands out more, those holly leaves and berries look so real!
Norah, welcome home, it's great to have you back, I have so missed your wonderful stories! I hope that each day brings you more comfort. It is very kind of you to think about my girls when you have so much to worry about, sending you A comforting hug my friend x
Cameeli I hope you love your show today, take some pics too! Xx
Steph, I sincerely hope all goes well this afternoon, I know what you are going through as both of my older children have psoriatic arthritis and have injections of a horrible drug methotrexate, I hate the though of it in their bodies but it does give them a life back, although Rebecca does suffer with nausea afterwards, Matt has just changed to an 'epi pen' style think, you push the button and it injects itself, it works well for him.
Janet it sounds like your physio appointment was much like mine, they can't physically do anything to help your situation but will offer things like acupuncture when they don't have any answers to reall help you!
I do hope you find some way of getting some comfort x
Pat & Mrs B, well out road trip is upon us, so looking forward to our day out, also looking forward to meeting as many of our blog family as possible!
Big hugs
Sandra xxxx

Marianna Hammer said...

These Christmas cards are both so beautiful.

Jill Liddle said...

Love both of these cards equally.

Nina Spear said...

Mornin Sue, I love both cards but the second one is just "ME"!
Nina x

TOB said...

2 simply gorgeous cards, love them both.
Thanks to all who is looking for my mojo, Myra P, thank you for sending my mojo with the tidy fairy, will let you know when it arrives,maybe she can tidy my craft room while she is here. (lol)
Maybe it is on its way to Ally Pally and Sue, if so I know it will come back with lots of inspiration.
To all who need support and virtual hugs I have lots, and you can have as many as you want. Stay strong, Love Theresa xx
PS If anyone wants to chat via e-mail just ask me for mine and I will pass it on.x
Have a great time in Ally Pally.

Kate's Cards said...

Love them both but the first one really says Christmas to me!

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Two fabulous cards so very pleased we are not asked to choose a favourite! The detail in both is wonderful and both have such a beautiful rich and elegant look about them.

I hope all goes well at AP this weekend for you Sue and you get to meet lots of your loyal Wilsonettes I know some are so excited at the prospect, have fun.

A warm and loving welcome back Norah I have missed you and your reports of your hills so much, you are in my thoughts sweet lady.

Sandra you really brought back a memory for me about D of E it is such a wonderful scheme and a great character builder too. I can still remember my heavy rucksack doing my bronze award oh did my knees buckle. Please give the twins my best wishes and tell them to enjoy every minute of it, you must be so proud of them.
Hope all goes well this afternoon Steph, nothing ventured nothing gained, hope you get lots and lots of relief, you are one brave and thoughtful lady xx

To all going to AP this weekend have a wonderful time and take care, if in doubt buy it, rather than regret it later!!

Warm wishes and hugs to all who need them especially Pam, Steph, Sandra, Cameeli, Lynda, Lyndsay, Norah, Yorkielass and Tina not forgetting Sue.

Margaret corgi owner

Hazel said...

Just love these two cards. From the colours to the folders and dies you have used. Have an enjoyable time at AP.
Hazel x

Norah I agree the make of Tens machine you have are the best and the company you can send for extras are so helpful . My machine is like a best friend - give me lots of help with my pain management. Nice to see you back.

greendragon said...

Two great cards Sue. Love the word dies.

Helen Kington said...

Good morning - just to Sue and all out there. I love both of theses cards and I have the 'noel die' so this is another card I could try to do - please note the word try.
I hope all going to Ally Pally have warned their Bank Managers as I think there may be a rush on bank balances. Hope you all have a good time just wish I could be there too.
After a really noisy thunderstorm last night it is a really grey day but I hope everyone has a good day and your aches and pains don't get you down too much. Hugs to all Helen K xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous Christmas cards today. I love both of them. The new dies are fantastic.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SndraP xxx

yvonne masterman said...

Hi Sue two gorgeous cards today love the Joy one. Have a great time at AP wish I could be there but live too far away to come. Enjoy yourselves ladies that are going...Yvonne xxx

Julie Kay said...

Morning Sue - well i love both these cards.

1. Because I have the Joy die and it is wonderful to use and I have copied your design - thanks.
2. Because I won this fantastic card on C&C last Saturday and it is is as fabulous in the flesh as on screen - once again - thank you very much I will cherish it.

I hope you enjoy your day at Ally Pally with Julia, I wish I could make it.

Crafty Regards.
Julie Kay

Brooke b said...

Two gorgeous cards. Awaiting these dies to be delivered can't wait. xxxx

craftynanna said...

hi sue, how wonderful these two cards are i can't pick a favourite they are both so lovely, i will have to substitute the peace die for the joy die but i don't have the noel one that will have to be for another time, my poinsettia die has just arrived so excited, so waiting on the EF to come it will be lovely,
everyone going to ally pally have a wonderful time and gets to meet sue and buy some nice things,
redfox i will be a friend for you if you like, i am fairly new to sue's blog or a friend to anyone who wishes it' i live in cheshire and hope to see sue up north one day,
my poor hubby has been diagnosed as epeleptic after having a massive seizure in the early hour of monday morning whilst asleep so we will have to keep things as normal as possible, he started having 'episodes' 14 years ago and was told by the doctor he was having vertigo attacks and was given medication for it, he's had hundreds of 'episodes' in the last 14 years and it turns out the episodes were mini epeletic fits all along, but we know what it is now so we can carry on as normal, i will not have to tell him what i am buying for my crafts so he does'nt have a fit lol regards to all J. oh and thank you sue for these two lovely cards

Dawn Holben said...

They are both absolutely beautiful, I like the traditional green on the first which makes the words really stand out.
The second one is more subtle but still beautiful.
I wish I could come up with ideas as good as you.
I look forward every day to the next creation.

Anonymous said...

Like both these cards, classy and elegant.

Take care


Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue2 beautiful Christmas cards
Denise X

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Two completely different Christmas cards but both very beautiful. I do like the Noel Die but my fav has to be the Joy it's a stunning die sue
Take care
Hazel G XX

Janice Wallace said...

Both these cards showcase the dies perfectly. (but I like the green one best)
Good to see you commenting, Norah, I know honey, how hard it is to adjust to a different routine, just a constant reminder. Potter about with paper and glue at those times, it helps.
All going to AP, lucky you and enjoy yourselves
Janice W

Susan White said...

Both lovely cards, and today I truly can't choose my favourite! Have fun at Ally Pally - Susan x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! I love them both,these are two super cards! Your embossing folders and dies are gorgous!!

karenlotty said...

I love this embossing folder So versatile I love how it transforms a piece of not so nice card stock Enjoy Ally Pally Say Hi to Kim for me - I'm the Karen from the same town as Kim

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Two amazing cards each beautiful and unique love your dies and embossing folders. Thank you Sue

Cazzie D said...

Hi Sue. Love the contemporary look of the green card. The Noel and Joy dies are fab. Caz x

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. These are equally gorgeous but I think the Noel card is just a little bit more gorgeous. Last day of preparations as 18th party is tomorrow. Hope I survive till Sunday. Shall so miss Ally Pally but hope you and eveyone else has an absolutely fantastic time. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Helen Terry said...

hi Sue
Two stunning xmas cards today love the embossing I need those folders lol. XX

crafty hugs Helen xx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, love today's cards. Two simple but very attractive Christmas ideas to help us on our way. Thank you for all the inspiration you give us, it certainly helps me, lol. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love both of today's cards and the embossing too - your Christmas embossing folders are a must. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. Best wishes

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Two great cards, looking forward to tomorrow.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jackie Durrant said...

hi Sue, well they might not have flash, bling and shout out with bells and whistles but they are a hit with me and just the kind of cards I like, clean, striking and elegant. With love from Jackie D

terrie said...

Both cards turned out really nice...I like both word cutout...
Well done Sue

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Today's cards are both so beautiful !! I think the NOËL card is my favourite one of the two, but I still really like the colours and simplicity of the JOY card. The NOËL card uses lovely traditional colours. ( Just my kind of card.) I love all your new Christmas background embossing folders Sue. The Holly dies on the Noël card look beautiful !! ( I definitely want to get this die set eventually !!) Thank you so much for your fab "two fer" today. It is much appreciated as with so many cards to make I need help with ideas.
Unfortunately I cannot go to Alley Palley this weekend Sue due to lack of funds but I will be busy saving for Alley Palley in April instead. I am still working hard on my dieting and by then I hope to be a bit slimmer !!
I hope you have a wonderful, fun, crafty weekend Sue. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Norah, it is lovely to see you back posting here. I know it must be so hard for you. I am sending you and your family lots of love and lots of cuddles today to. I think of you every day. Please take care love Tres x x x

Steph, good luck with your injections today. Sending you lots of love and cuddles to. Love Tres x x x

To everyone going to Alley Palley this weekend, I hope you all have a great time. Lots of love Tres x x x

To all the Wondeful Wilsonettes, wishing everyone a lovely day filled with crafty fun love Tres x x x

Barbara said...

Two beautiful cards, what a treat. I do like the white one the best as I have a thing about white on white, love it!!!

LYNNE M hope you and the girls are okay miss hearing about their escapades!!!
REDFOX welcome to this lovely blog, everyone is very friendly and helpful.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
both are lovely cards and the rich green card is a must have.

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said..

Love the cards today but I also love number two the best. Love how you did the paved pearl effect it looks stunning. Love that JOY die too.

Tinkerbell said...

Hya Sue
I just adore anything that you create. You are so informative and very clear with your demonstrations. One thing I would like to know is:- the basic dimensions for layering, how far in do you prick to make the holes along the border, how thick is the layering card pieces and finally is it easy to do the little dots using the cosmic shimmer glue? phew if I can master these basic steps I'm sure I can progress further in my card making. If you are very busy to answer my questions can one of my fellow Wilsonettes help me out here please. I'm not too good health wise at the moment as I'm fighting this drattted cancer so any help to keep my mind of things would be most appreciated. Hugs to you Sue (((hugs to all who can help me))) 'K' xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue,
What beautiful cards today, my personal favourite is the first one with the green embossed background and the Noel sentiment die, so pretty, I love the classiness of the all white card but I love the traditional Christmas colours of the first card. I've not managed to do justice to your paved pearl technique as I always get them too close together and make a mess! I need to practice more!

Thank you for today's wonderful Christmas card inspiration and for all your hard work on this blog.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love both your cards but especially the first cause I have the noël die
Norah lovely to see you back, it doesn't get any easier losing your mum but you learn how to cope, thinking of you
Best wishes to everyone, Pat

lindyloo12 said...

2 equally beautiful cards! Do you ever run out of inspiration Sue? I cannot imagine you do.

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards. Just goes to show that they don't always have to be fussy to be gorgeou
Luv Karen Drew xx

Rosie said...

Both cards are gorgeous Sue....
Good luck with Ally Pally show....

Vie Carter said...

Two lovely cards, great designs


foxyg said...

Two gorgeous cards, but fave is definitely the second one.

foxyg said...

I really feel that some people posting should set up their own blogs.

Adrianne Fane-Hervey said...

Yay more inspiration for products I already have....Thanks Sue :)

Jane said...

The Joy one is my favourite .

Jane xx

IVY Cheong said...

My word! Double whammies and I absolutely love them both! The Joy card is simple but class. stunning card!


Ivy ling xx

Roisin said...

Hi Sue, both cards are beautiful as always. I particularly like the "joy" card ...its that whole white on white classy and understated.


CraftyJo said...

Wow, both stunning :)

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards, loving the double Friday's

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
two wonderful and superb C cards today.
I love the both beautiful designs, as I usually do.
My DH said as I was not going to Ally Pally now that I could spend the money I would have spent, getting there and buying.
So guess who's dies I have bought.
It did kill me to sit on my hands last weekend, as I thought I was going to Ally Pally.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this one for the various textures, but also the simplicity. Stunning card!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Saw the NOEL card demo'd on C&C and loved it for its traditional colours - can't go wrong with green in my opinion. I've fallen in love with the Diamond Sparkles and Iced Snow - so I shall say no more as I also use this now.

nzillingworth said...


Gail said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous in there own rights - luv them xx GailT xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Both cards are really beautiful. The embossing folders used on both cards make for a great background, especially the Nordic trees on the green card. Two stunners! As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Better late than never. Both of these cards are really lovely - thank you so much for sharing.
Beverley W

Carole Z said...

Two fabulous cards Sue, I love those dies! hugs Carole Z X

SHARICA said...

Love both cards .. xx

Janice K said...

Both cards are amazing but the Joy card is particularly striking for me as I love your pin-point embossing folders and the pave pearls are so effective.x

Theresa Pace said...

2 lovely cards Sue. loving that noel one. really effective xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and fellow crafters
I just love ur cards sue. Just plain an simple right up my street and perfect for what I need this year lol

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two super Christmas cards.
Thank you for sharing.
Looking forward to Ally Pally tomorrow!
Veronique L

barbiepinkfairy said...

OMG last minute decision. Just booked train to go to Ally Pally on Sunday!!!!! Why not?! Can't wait to see you Sue and hopefully some of the Wilsonettes!

Lesley Cann said...

Both cards are lovely but not being a great fan of green I love the joy card best. Have a great time at AP.

handicraftcrazy said...

So beautiful, can't wait to see you and the samples in real life tomorrow at Ally Pally!

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
It seems very late although I know it isn't really! It is 10 45pm here in Espana! I have been up since 5 30pm. Thought I'd just check the blog before bed!
Two of my favourite cards from the C&C shows.The second is my favourite but I live both. My Joy die arrived just before I left . Looking forward to trying it out.
Just wanted to say too - have a lovely time everyone at Ally Pally. Safe travel to you all. Sue, hope you can enjoy it and are not too tired.
Barbiepinkfairy - think its great you are going! Enjoy!
Love to all , Myra - from Spain ( temporarily!) lol

JeanyR said...

Sue beautiful cards as usual, first time leaving a comment but I have been a member for quite some time, love all your cards, even the black one's! Have a great time at Ally Pally xx

magpie said...

Hellooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Wow! I love the Noel die and the gorgeous card that you have done with it. Stunning! Love the pop of black behind the Noel sentiment and shiny Diamond Sprinkles...lovely! You have the most fantastic creative mind to design and use them all! Ooooo and the Nordic Trees EF is stunning! The second card is very elegant in the white and gold. Love the pop of gold card behind the Joy die. The checkerboard EF is lovely and the paving technique is fantastic! Great twofers Sue! Great video yesterday too on the gorgeous fire and ice it! "Thank you" Sue for all the inspiration xxxx Sending love and hugs to you and your family and have a wonderful weekend at Ally Pally! It will be lovely for you to meet some of the family Wilsonettes xx
Oh Cheryl, thinking of you shug on the taking more tissue away from your breast. Been there, done it and sending lots of love and hugs to you xxx Lancs Steph, hope the injection technique went on ok xx Janet,try accupunture, it doesn't hurt and hope it helps you xx Sheila, hope you went on ok at the doctors xx Norah, sending you lots of love and hugs xx You're a special lady. I'm not where you are with your mum, but it's soooo hard to imagine..........xx Redfox, we are your friends whether you've just joined this wonderful family to the old faithfuls xx We have good ears to hear and good hearts and hugs for you anytime! xx good luck Sophie and Lucy on the D & E xx Thinking of you and your husband crafty nanna.....good idea about the crafty buys....ssshhhhh! xx Tinkerbell thinking of you xx Sending lots of love and hugs to our wonderful Wilsonettes and have a fantastic time at Ally Pally!! Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

janet said...

My Christmas mojo is having a sleep so was so pleased to see these lovely cards.I have ingredients for the Joy one, so will start with that. Thanks Sue and enjoy Ally Pally -wish I could be there.
Hgs Janet in Kent

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two beautiful cards Sue!

I love them both.

Have a great time at the Ally Pally this weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Thank you for two really lovely cards.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Darlene4527 said...

Both card are beautiful. I love the dies and the embossing folders used.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,both cards are fantastic.

Fiona Young said...

Fabulous? Think I like the first best but hard to choose!

Annie said...

Two lovely cards, Sue! I've ordered some of your dies and embossing folders, can't wait for them to arrive!
Have a great Ally Pally!
Hugs Annie x

Sandy H said...

Two gorgeous cards. I like the first one best but only because I've got the Noel die!!
Take care everyone.

Angela Wade said...

Saw you demo the Noël card on C&C, Sue. My new Festive Embossing Folders, Peace, Christmas Tree and Poinsettia Dies from SET arrived in the post on Thursday, so I have plenty to play with now. I'll be packing them all in my suitcase on Tuesday !!

Hope all goes well at Ally Pally and everyone attending has a good time.

Hugs to all,

Angela in S. Wales Xx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Just realised that I didn't leave a comment oops! I love both cards they are simply elegant. All your 'word' dies are a must have.
Heather T

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue
Love the cards, have the Joy die and this will be my design for this years's cards. Enjoy Ally Pally. Anne x

Sandie Braithwaite said...


Pearl said...

Love both cards today Sue, thank you.

Craftihappiness to everyone, love from Pearl.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue,missed sending my comment yesterday so I do it now. Two lovely card,they are both marvelous the first one have so many pretty components,love it and the other one is so stylish with the lovely Joy die. Wish you a great time at AP,take care and enjoy meeting some of the Wilsonettes
Hugs Maria x

Jean Bullock said...

Fantastic cards. The most beautiful Christmas cards I have ever seen.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love these new dies, two lovely cards

dreamer said...

Wonderful. Cards today but must say that JOY wins the day, but very nice cards Sue thank you.