Friday, 26 September 2014

It's A Double Day

 Hello my crafty friends!  It's a double dose of Christmas today and my angel is leading off the way.  It's a funny story about this card.  When I received the Christmas die prototypes, I immediately began to cut them all, grabbing some black card that I had handy.  The angel was first and I didn't get much further for awhile as I was so taken with her that I worked up this card from some bits that I had laying around! LOL  I used a white embossed card made from the Floral Brocade Pinpoint embossing folder and matted it on a thin black mat.  Atop that I gilded a large square piece using a sticky adhesive sheet on card, then rubbed Calypso gilding flakes over it.  I matted that with a thin black mat as well.  I glued my Christmas Angel 2014 die cut in the corner and cut a white dove for her to hold.  In the upper corner, I used a pearl snowflake so it looks a bit like a star.  I finished the card with double white mats with a pierced inner mat layer.  No sentiment needed.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for card no. 2.








 The second card was shown on the blog during the Christmas die launch, but I still feel it needs a proper showing and written instructions.  I started with milk coloured card and stamped my sentiment just below halfway and heat embossed it in silver.  Next I embossed it with my Snowflake Lattice embossing folder.  I cut the piece so there was about an inch and a half of it to use below my borders.   I cut two of the Austrian borders out of milk card.  I offset them so the edges were top and bottom and glued them together, which gives you a completely different pattern.  I glued one edge to the embossed background and the other edge to the smaller piece that I cut off.  I added mounting foam to the back.  I ran a strip of sticky adhesive on another piece of card which lined up with my borders.  I peeled the backing off and added Iced Snow so it showed through from the border area.  I cut a Sentimental Bauble decorative die out of vintage silver card and the matching solid die out of silver and glued them together for a tone on tone look.  I cut the Peace tag out of milk card and added it to mu bauble along with small pearls to the lattice work.  I mounted the bauble in the upper corner with a messy bow tied from chalk seam binding.  I added a vintage silver button and metallic twine to the bow and placed some pearl swirls coming from around the bauble.  The card was finished with a pierced milk mat, a thin silver mat and a final milk mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size.  I hope you have enjoyed your double day!  All for now, Sue x













185 comments:

Pam said...

Hello Sue and everyone, lovely card,s today. Love them both, can't choose a favourite.
Dawn, Texas, lovely to read your post. Hope the Yorkielass is okay.
Ita, hope your tests come back okay for you.
Thank you everyone for the twins birthday wishes, they were thrilled to see their names so many times.
Have a lovely day everyone, take care and hugs all round xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning sue and all the crafty crew!!

Wow, WOW,WOW!! beautiful cards today and both so very elegant.. loving the bauble and the angel.

Have a great day everyone.

Cameeli xx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, wow a double whammy today, I so love the angel but haven't used it yet, it looks spectacular in black. The second card is scrumptious, I love it and will definitely be doing this one, I don't think there is any card that I haven't liked, it is so hard to choose so I won't, they are all equal.

I am just waiting for hubby to wake up and I can then get my eBosser out and have a play...........shall I make a noise!! no better not. he he.

Have a great day everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy. hugs June Smith xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
WOW just beautiful, Thank you. Have a good weekend all and take care Kitty.

auscrafts said...

beautiful

Kate's Cards said...

Both stunning! xx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous stunning cards today Sue and can not choose between them. Must admit to having tried to recreate them from the original pictures and can now see where we differed but still made great cards. Thanks for the instructions.xxx

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, two more beautiful cards today, I think the Bauble is my favourite of the two though! I love the mixture of the milk and vintage silver card, very classy looking. Off to work now, hope everyone has a great day. Linda.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards for us today, love them both! Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Yes, Sue, do enjoy your double days. Two lovely cards, unusual not to have a sentiment but - as you say - absolutely none needed on the angel card, it speaks for itself. Like the subtleness of the colours on the second and clever use of the double borders. Both very nice indeed and thank you for the inspiration. Have now purchased some Californian dies (yeah - late, but finally got there) so it's playtime!

'P' in Wales

Txcowgirl - howdy! Keep the posts coming. The adrenalin rushed through the roof as I read about the poor Yorkie - OMG. Lots of us are animal lovers on here. Could answer all your queries but will of course leave it to the originators LOL - will just say sloe gin is quite addictive, and I'm virtually TT!

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Two stunning cards love the second one a little bit more thankyou tracyw x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning christmas cards, I don't have the angel or bauble 'yet' so until i do I will make cards with the tree and poinsettias.
Dawn (texas) I bet your like a child waiting for christmas awaiting your crafty parcel hope you have lots of fun when it does arrive big hugs to you x x
Gentle hugs to baby Leo and Skylar x x
To all who are ill or caring for someone who is I send lots of love and big hugs to you all x x x x x
To all the Wilsonettes I send lots of love and big hugs to you all x x x
Norah to you and your family I send love and big hugs to you all x x x
Pam glad that Jack and Ryan had a lovely birthday x x x
Happy crafting to all
Love Tina xx. X x x x x x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Love them both but the bauble card just tips it for me. Have a great weekend everyone.
Love Jan x x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Stunning cards today. Love both.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, 2 extremely beautiful cards today, love both of them. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both wonderful cards, can not pick a favourite. Thanks Sue.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love both cards but the second one is my winner today. Hope you and Julia have a great time this weekend.
Pam, glad the boys enjoyed their birthday. Dawn (txcowgirl), it's lovely to hear stories from different parts of the world. I hope the Yorkie is recovering, I can't imagine what it must have been like to see the bird swoop down and grab the poor dog, we only have to worry about seagulls dive bombing and leaving large gifts all over!!! June, thanks for recommending that Sue's poinsettias are so much nicer than the Spellbinders - I can't stop playing and now have a box full of various colours. Happy Friday (at last). Sue xxx

Eemeli said...

Gorgeous. Both are absolutely stunning. And also perfect for the occasion.
Love how versatile you are Sue and full of ideas. Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Eemeli

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Very clever technique to layer two dies on your second card which I love
Pat x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - ohh I do like a 2fer day - I love them both -
Rgs
Clare W

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Two beautiful cards today and I can't pick a favourite!
Sheila x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Both are beauties. Must find some time to craft!

Yesterday was lunch with a friend I have been out of touch with for ten years! Too much to catch up on so have arranged another lunch!

McMillan coffee morning at school so baking last night. Not stopped since ally pally yet as did twilight shifts mon, tues and wed hoping for a little r and r this evening!

Hope all are well and all eat plenty of cakes for McMillan it reduces the guilt because it's a good cause! Xxx

Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards Sue. Thank you. I particularly like the embossing folders. Must use mine more...
Jan
Northampton

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Love the angel. This card is quite dramatic in it's contrast. The second one is my favourite. Pure elegance. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs all round.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, as Cameeli said WOW WOW WOW these cards are both gorgeous
even though we have seen number two before
it is great to see it again and I have all these dies so I will definitely be trying these for Christmas.
Nancyd xx

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards but have a soft spot for your angel.

PharmacyMichele said...

Great cards especially the Bauble card., I love the subtle, understated colours on it.

Michele.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
WOW 2 great looking cards but the second is my fav stunning love it ,hugs sarah xx

carol edwards said...

Both so beautiful Sue. The angel is such pure elegance and the bauble so pretty x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of your cards are gorgeous. I can see why you were so keen to start using the angel. I so like visiting your blog for my daily inspiration. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love both of these cards, but if pushed I would have to go with the angel. Hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Joan D said...

Two beautiful and stunning cards. I have the Austrian dies on my wish list,as like all the others they are lovely. I use the striplets a lot too. Very useful dies. Have a great weekend x x

Breezes said...

Two stunners - can't choose they are both so gorgeous but completely different ! Love them both !
Hugs, Rose xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Just beautiful. Especially the second card, perfect for the season xx

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue, two stunning cards, love the Angel (shes on my blog today too lol!) and I love the use of the Austrian boarder. Beautiful.

Love & Hugs

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

Annie said...

Morning Sue, I love you two-fer days, a double dose of gorgeousness every time!
These two are beautiful!
Have a good weekend everyone
Hugs Annie x

Suejimbel said...

Lovely cards Sue with the 'ice' marginally in the lead for me! But it has reminded me to use my flakes on Christmas baubles I'll be making this weekend!x

Caroljsmith said...

Wow love both cards sue we had a play with a few of your christmas dies and made some stunning cards .keep them coming .

Crafty Granny said...

Hi Sue, I love double days! I too like the bauble card but will also be using the flakes on my other cards this Christmas!
Love Nicola x

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards. My favourite is the angel card. So elegant. I'm a fan of the gilding flakes and just love the simplicity of the die cut placed on top. Stunning. Best wishes, Anne O

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Thank you for your twofer of loveliness. The gilded background looks amazing, like a firey sunset.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Aspiring crafter said...

Fabulous twofer Sue!
The angel is just gorgeous!
XxxRnth

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Two stunning cards today each so beautiful in their own right/ The Angel was the first of your fFestive dies that I pre-ordered as soon as I saw them and she is just so gorgeous. (...and now I have the whole set! )
Norah our visit to Scotland was made complete by the wonderfully welcoming and caring people up there, so much so that we have returned twice twice since our first visit and hope to make it again some time.
Hugs to all that need them and hope your days get brighter very soon.

Love Sheila xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Two gorgeous cards today. Your angel cards is simply beautiful, the white dove looks lovely in her hand. The bauble card is another stunner, I love those tiny pearls, they finish the beautiful bauble off perfectly.
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra-sorry that Lucy has the bug now, bless her and Pat-hope you are ok, and my other special friends and to all in need today. Take care.

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
Two stunning cards today and I can't choose a favourite, love them both.
I will have plenty of crafting time over the next three days, as my husband will be watching the Ryder Cup and I will be his waitress, but I really don't mind as it is his birthday tomorrow and never complains about my crafting hobby.
I may try making both of these cards over the weekend.
Wishing everyone a good weekend.
Take care
Love and Hugs
Dawn Searle xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I forgot to say have a great time in Taunton with Julia. I hope you have a safe journey both ways. Take care. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Both cards are stunning!
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful card, if I had to choose the bauble card would just win.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Stunning cards, I will be trying these.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue,
what a fabulous twofer! Thank you for the details for the second card, i remember seeing it on the release blogs and hoping for instructions. The angel is gorgeous and gilding flakes are my favourite thing at the moment. I was trying to decide how to use them for Xmas cards and you have inspired me as usual.

Muriel x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A beautiful way to end the working week sending us two of your fantastic works of art. I have to say that your Angel is my favourite today. She is so graceful and who wouldn't want to receive the gift of peace -All of us would love that-.

P in Wales - now now we don't want to get our new sisters into our bad habits straight away do we?
Txcowgirl - Hope your Friend's baby-yorkie- is improving. It must have been horrible seeing that happen.
Wheelybad - You just stay where you are and let your furry baby keep your legs warm and snug. We have been having our roads and paths resurfaced and new street lighting put in now for well over a year and it's been just one obstacle course after another especially when the workmen have fenced off the holes they have dug and then disappeared for weeks on end sometimes.
Sandra - so pleased to have you back. I always stick the sloes with a fork; they do not burst if frozen first -I get mine frozen from my daughter and so have to defrost them and they have never burst so i'm afraid it's forks at the ready. Sorry I'm not much help. My heating is going on too as it's turned really cold up here.
Norah - wonderful news re your family wedding. What a time you're going to have making gorgeous invites etc. Calls for some retail therapy too - new dress/shoes me thinks(lol).
Steph - hope you enjoyed your break and that your baby loved the sand and sea.

We still a nasty wind here this morning and it's cold so in doors for me today. Have decided quick dose of housework and then some gentle crafting is my prescriptions for the day.
To all who are under the weather hope you feel better soon and to all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two absolutely stunning cards this morning I have no favourite they are both equally as beautiful as each other. Your angel is the prettiest angel EVER and your baubles are fabulous (saving for the matching stamps).
A belated Welcome to txciwgirl I live by the seaside and only have to worry about the seagulls. I hope the yorkie recovers soon.
I hope that all the MacMillan coffee mornings raise lots of money for a worthy cause
Pat L thinking of you and sending hugs
Special hugs to yorkielass and all who need one
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I always look forward to Fridays, just adore Christmas cards. Even though these two cards are very different, I love them both. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Chris Curry said...

Good morning Sue, and thank you for two beautiful cards. I love the angel but I think the bauble is my favourite. I have your bauble dies and they are so good to work with. Thank you. xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love them both they are so beautiful . love Jean Z xxx

nattyboots said...

Just so gorgeous, i love them both .
Take Care Sue .
Elaine H X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two lovely cards today, the bottom is my favourite, prefer the colours

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Both of these cards are gorgeous today !! I really love everything about them !! The Angel card is stunning Sue !! I am so pleased as I have the Angel die. The Angel and the Holly swirls were the first dies that I bought from your new Festive collection as I think they are both so beautiful Sue. I still have not yet started my Christmas cards !!
I have a special 40th Birthday card to make for my sister (we were both born on the same day but two years apart !! ) Also I need to make a card for my hubby who's Birthday is exactly one week later and then I can finally get around to making some Christmas Cards !!
I am going to make an Angel card first as I really can't wait to use this die. I love the Calypso gilding flakes you have used but every time I have tried to buy some they have been sold out. I do have the mulled wine flakes though so will give these a go instead. I think they will look very Christmassy. The Angel card looks so classy and elegant. Such a beautiful card.
I also love the Bauble one to, but I don't have any of these dies. I love your idea of two of the Austrian borders put together and glitter underneath. I think that is a lovely idea. The Bauble itself looks beautiful and I love how you can put the word dies in the centres. Another beautiful card Sue. Great EF's and I love the vintage silver card, it is fab.
I hope you have a wonderful crafty day today Sue. Sending you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Pat L, I hope you and your family are all ok. Thinking of you today. Wishing you lots of love and gentle hugs from Tres x x x

Norah, Thinking of you to. Sending you and your family lots of love and hugs today from Tres x x x

Pam, sorry I forgot to say a very Happy Birthday to your twin grandsons yesterday. (I blame my rubbish brain. I am so forgetful.) I hope you all had a good time together. Lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Lindsey and Lynne M with fur babies, I hope you are all ok. Missing you. Sending love and hugs from Tres x x x

Texas Cowgirl Dawn, Welcome to Sue's wonderful blog. I read your story about the little Yorkshire Terrier. It must have been so frightening. I do hope he is recovering well. I have a little Yorkshire Terrier myself. He is called Fudge. I also have a Jack Russell dog called Charlie and a black and white cat called Charlie !! When myself and hubby met, he already had the two dogs and I already had the cat. Life in our house can get a bit confusing some times !! I read that you are unwell at the moment. I do hope you feel better soon. Sending you lots of love and special hugs from Tres ( Teresa) x x x

Wishing all the Wonderful Wilsonettes lots of love and hugs today. I hope everyone has a good day love from Tres x x x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards .
My favorit is the bauble card.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love both very much. Thank you for two.

Off to make teas and coffee for the McMillan coffee morning in my village. Hope we have lots of visitors.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

gwen70 said...

WOW WOW WOW both cards are truly stunning, couldn't possibly pick a favourite

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Two stunning cards that would be favourably received at Christmas. .

DMJ said...




Two lovely cards; now, do I like the angel best . . . . or is it the bauble . . . .?

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two beautiful cards again. Hard to choose between them. I love the way you have used the border die on the bauble card and think I will be using this idea. Thank you for all your brilliant ideas. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Both are stunning cards Sue lovely ..
Happy crafting and have a nice day ...x

Joanna Dickson said...

You're spoiling us Sue.
Christmas is coming so fast I'm not sure I well finish watch I have planned in my head. Time will tell. Lovely inspiration again.
Have a fab weekend.
Lots of love
Jo xx

CHERYL brown said...

Two beautiful cards from a beautiful lady. So gutted I couldn't get a ticket for your Taunton demos today, especially as it is my birthday and you will be just up the road from me!.
So to all the lovely ladies that will be there, I'm sure you will have a good time.
hugs Cheryl xxx

hazel young said...

Two stunning cards Sue xx hazel

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sie wow I love the both but the first one that's my favourite one take care Sue xxx

Debs A xx

Anonymous said...



Hi Sue

Two beautiful Christmas cards I have to admit my favourite is the Angel she is so beautiful and not just for Christmas.

Have a lovely weekend everyone hope the weather is kind to you all

Back home tomorrow

Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards and ones that I can make as I have all the ingredients! If I had to choose between them, I would choose the bauble one.it is just so beautiful and elegant.
Sorry I didn't comment yesterday, I meant to do it last night, but fell asleep and then forgot! I will have to catch up with everyone's comments later I'm afraid.thank you to all those people who wished my aunt well at hospital on Wednesday. She has said she won't have the 2 nd lot of chemo, but has now been given morphine patches which seem to be making the pain better, so hopefully once they get the doseage correct she will be pain free and then it's just a waiting game. Hopefully she will have at least 6 months. She seems quite philosophical about it. Steph hope you have enjoyed your break in Wales. Pam sorry I missed the twins birthday so sending belated wishes to them. Love to all especially Pam,Norah, Steph, Yorkielass, Wheely Bad,Tres, Sandra,Myra,Lindsey,Lynne and everyone else I've forgotten ( sorry!) love Alison xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, wow, two beautiful cards today, really love the angel and the bauble is so clean and simple, can't choose between them.
Will have to catch up on everyone's comments later.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Wendy L said...

Lovely cards Sue but the second has got to be fave, xxxx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
TGI Friday, doubler day!!!
The Angel is stunning in black and the white dove really stands out but, my favourite has to be the baubles I simply adore them. Every way you show them is fantastic and I try to replicate them all, Fabulous stuff.
Lorna D

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Such elegant cards today and so very beautiful too wish I had a figure like the angel, I will keep on munching the lettuce!

Lynda hope you are feeling better today.
A warm welcome to Texas Dawn lovely to here about you, don't delay getting another 4 paws they fill such a gap left by a beloved and loyal 4 paws.

Warm wishes and hugs to those who would like one especially Cameeli Pam, Sandra, Yorkielass, Lynda, Lynne, Lyndsay, Norah, Steph and Tina not forgetting Sue.

Margaret corgi owner

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Love botb cards today. Anyone would be a delight to receive. If I really had to pick I'd go for the second one. (I think)!!! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heather.x

Glennis said...

What a bonus to see two lovely cards today. The angel in black is so different, but I quite like it

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards today I love the Angel Die Beryl xx

Janette MacArthur said...

Two beautiful cards today! Have just ordered the angel - she is beautiful!
Janette x

Paula said...

Gorgeous cards Sue! Oh, how I wish I had a fraction of your talent!!

Paula x

Sparrow said...

My favourite is the silver and white card.

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, both cards are lovely but I think the second has just the edge for me. I really have to get the embossing folders. You have to many beautiful items that I NEED.

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

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

Laura O said...

wow two fantastic card s,must take dies out and try them they arrived on wed [now is as good a time as any ]Laura O

Maryann Laursen said...

Stunning work here again Sue. I absolutely love the card, and especially the last one is so gorgeous. I loved it the first time, but almost even more, ow I see it here again. This is so gorgeous and soo perfect made in every little detail.

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, two very pretty cards today. I love gilding flakes and the pearl star is perfect and the second card also very beautiful. The behind the scene glittery snow really makes this card a gem. Hope you all have a great day ladies and gentlemen ( as I met a couple of men at your stand at Ally Pally)
X Ros

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. Two fabulous cards that would enrich anyones Christmas display. I particularly like the second one. Caz x

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards.

Take care

Claire

Linda Graham said...

Two lovely cards and if i had to choose one it would be the bauble card,Linda x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
THIS ANGEL IS SMASHING. I CUT THE SKIRT OFF AND PUT A CLOTH SKIRT ON HER (SO SHE IS NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS). USED THE BOTTOM PIECE BEHIND SOME FLOWERS AS A TRELLIS. MORE THINGS YOU CAN DO THAN YOU THINK. I CANT CHOOSE BETWEEN THESE TWO CARDS. BOTH ARE PERFECT. GRAND JOB YOU HAVE DONE BOTH OF THEM
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonette Angels,
WOW Sue both cards are beautiful and so very hard to pick a favourite. Because of a beautiful Angel on this blog the Angel will forever remind me of my wee mum. She had an outfit almost identical to this that she made when she was about 17. Her waist at that time was 18" and her hair although she could sit on it is in a bun, so as i say your beautiful die will forever remind me of my little angel mum. I love the gilding flakes background as it looks like the heat of the sun on a really hot day or the glow of the sky that we get now and then that looks so alive but beautiful.The little white dove of peace looks like it is going to take flight into the sunset sky. The second card is so pretty too and with the channel border with the gorgeous Austrian border and the snow crystal underneath just glinting through adds that touch of something extra but divert away from the rest of the card. If it said peace instead of Happy Christmas it could be for anyone of any faith. Thank you for 2 stunning cards Sue and the inspiration that they give.
June i got an ebosser early this year as i sometimes don't have the strength to turn my Grand Calibur but i only use it when i really need to. Why you might ask, well i have this stupid notion that if i can keep going turning the handle my arm muscles will not be wasting the same and keep the electric one just for when even the scissors are sore to use and if i have a power cut crafting is still an option.
Glad Jack and Ryan had a lovely time Pam and i hope they got lovely gifts that they wanted for their birthday. Hope that you are progressing well and that you will start to feel the good effects from having had the operation on your foot soon, but don't try the marathon just yet please as we don't want a relapse.
Ita, hoping that you are going to get some good news soon as you deserve the break flower. Sending healing hugs across the Irish Sea to you that you will improve soon.
Angela(Wade) have a lovely time on your travels and i am quite sure that you will get a warm welcome when you come back from your fur babies, safe journey.
Dawn (TxCowgirl) a close is a passage way between two houses that joined together,normally if there is like four in a row you will get a close between the middle two so that they can get around to their back door and back garden(yard i think you call it but don't quote me on that one). My name is the Irish spelling of Norah as the other is the English spelling but is also short for Norcessis. How do i know this wonderful gem, my Nana was a Norcessis and got Nora for short, and boy am i definitely not. I always said that i was half daft because i had and Irish first name but then i got married and landed an Irish last name as well so now i am all truly daft( i have a sense of humour). Poor wee Yogi, he must have been so frightened for a start being grabbed like that and a 2nd for being hoisted up in the air like that. I am so sorry that the wee lamb is injured and hope that he will recover with tender loving care from him mummy. You will come to realise that i am a bad influence on the blog because i can get carried away but being in the house 24/7 this blog has become my saviour with all the beautiful people on it, so we are all pleased when Sue gets new Wilsonettes joining as we are like a big family. This blog has the kindest and most caring people that could be on this earth so i hope that you will enjoy being a Wilsonette with us. Take care and sure hope that you are better soon.
part 1

Norah McPhee said...

Part 2
Pat i hope you wont think me callous at not posting about your wee granddaughter yesterday but when i started to type there was 45 comments and i wont tell you what when i was finished, but i am so sorry to read about your wee scone being in GOSH. She is in one of the finest hospitals in the country and they will take good care of her. The nurses that are in the hospital are the elite for care and manner just because they are caring for little people. I can understand her brother missing her as, as much as brothers and sisters have their wee differences of opinion shall we say, we miss them like mad when they are away. I hope that the visit to the hospital will perk both the wee lass and wee fella up as she will be missing him every bit as much i can assure you even as ill as she is. Sending healing hugs to the wee soul and hope that she is home again soon to you.
Wheely i really feel for you as i can't lie on my back for exactly the same reason and if i land on my back, boy it is impossible to get myself over onto my side never mind my front. When i landed in by again(the hospital) trying to get the nursing staff to understand just the pain that was travelling down the legs and arms was excruciating. I find it amazing how Billy is so clever to know just what to do to help you and bring some relief, what a clever boy he is and if he came to my house i could cater for his treats for being so clever. One day i will take pictures of my beautiful landscape to let you all see just how lucky i really am. I hope your back starts behaving itself soon so that you can get back to life and what you enjoy even if it is only for a short while at a time.
Poor Lucy, there is always one of us twins that get it worse than the other Sandra. I am wondering though if Sophie and Lucy are like Jim and i. If one of us took ill, the other had the symptoms but not the actual illness. I always knew when Jim was hurt because it was me that got all the pain and he knew when i had been hurt as well. So as you see i can really sympathize with poor Lucy as it's not funny. I hope both your beautiful girls are feeling 100% better soon. I have a feeling that their great triumph at the weekend might be a contributing factor into Lucy being ill, it certainly wouldn't have helped either lass. Question because i don't drink at all, What is sloe gin? Hope you have got a heat in you today Sandra and please tell Lucy you appreciate the thought but please don't share.
Lynda i hope you are feeling better today after yesterdays bleeding. Did you take it easy because it would make your blood pressure do funny things and not good if you are trying to carry on as normal afterwards. ((Hugs))
Well a colder day up here at the Ochils today with the trees suddenly going from green to autumn colours and the leaves falling all around. Oh what a great day to go for a walk just to see all the new beauty around the countryside. The colours that have come on the trees is so lovely and with some still green and some silver leaved trees still hanging on with their foliage. I love the different colours of nature and the beauty that they bring to each season never ceases to take my breath away. I hope that where ever you are in this wonderful world today that you have a lovely day and just look at the beauty that surrounds you. Hugs to all my Wilsonette Angels, thank you for caring and just being you.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two beauties again today. I love both of them. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two stunning Christmas cards. I love them both.

hotpotato said...

Lovely cards Sue. Well I'm off on a crafty weekend away with 6 friends until Monday so I won't get my Sue Wilson daily fix until Monday afternoon.!

Theresa Sweetman said...

2 lovely cards, very different. gorgeous. Theresa

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue.Well these two are equal in gorgeousness. Could not possibly choose.
Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Sandra said...

Good morning Lovely ladies,
Sue thank you for two delightful cards, both are fabulous Christmas cards, but the stunning Angel, wins, hands down every time for me! She is so worth all of the many hours that you spent perfecting her, she is undoubtedly the Supermodel of the crafting world, she needs a name that depicts her beauty! Thank you Sue xx
Txcowgirl, welcome to the friendliest, most caring place there is, this bunch of lovelies will have your back whenever you need them, their genuine warmth and very wise words can guide and support you through whatever life throws at you, it's great to have you as part of our 'family'x
Sloes are little blue/black berries that grow in hedgerows amongst blackberries, rose hips etc, the taste disgusting, the absorb every drop of moisture from your mouth, but mixed with sugar and a litre of gin, you have the most delicious sweet tasting liqueur, you must try some. Xx
Janet, I promise not a drop passed my lips! I am not a huge fan of gin to be honest, I don't mind the Bombay Sapphire one (it's in a blue bottle) but otherwise not . Enjoy your prescribed dose of crafting, I may well do the same, shame we couldn't do it together xxxxhugsxx
Tres sounds like you have a list of cards to get through, enjoy xx
Alison, I truly hope that they get the dose sorted with your Aunts meds so that she can at least be comfortable, my thought are with you, hugs too xxx
Cameeli, hope you are well xx
Mrs B & Pat I hope you two are well and behaving your selves! This time last week, we were so excited, we must. Make plans for next week xx
Lynda, I hope you are ok, I have asked paul to photograph the lovely birthday card you gave me and I will put it on my blog, so look out for it, do you have anything exciting planned for the weekend? Xx
We gave football tomorrow Sophie & Lucy both play for our local team, so a bright early start for us tomorrow.
Well I do hope you all have a lovely weekend, big hugs to each and every one of you xxxxxxx
Sandra xxxx

Fiona Young said...

Two great cards can't and won't chose between them. Fall has arrived here in Maine and the trees are starting to look so pretty- just happens way too soon for me! To all if you going to Taunton have fun and safe travels. I'll be home in Devon next month, so better planning needed for next year! Have a good weekend everyone.

Margaret Settrey said...

Hi love both the cards but I have to say I think the angel is my favourite
This is my first look at your blog it was recommended by a friend as somewhere to get ideas and help to improve my card making skills.

Crafty Nanna said...

Goodmorning Sue and Good morning all. I hope your McMillan coffee mornings go well. 2 beautiful cards.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
These cards are gorgeous, I love them both.
Texas Dawn, welcome. That sounds like a film star's name, or a picture, doesn't it? I hope you get well soon.
Pam sorry I didn't say happy birthday for the twins, and I hope you are still on the road to recovery.
Love to Alimecca Alison, Yorkielass June, Norah, Ita, Lynda, Barbiepinkfairy, 'P' in Wales, Mrs Duck, Tres, Mrs B, Sandra - I'll be sending you an e-mail soon - and all the lovely ladies on this blog who I've missed, I hope you are all as well as you can be.
Thank you Sue xx

Maureen Killen said...

P.s.
Sorry Pat, I must have missed the post about your Granddaughter, my only excuse is that I am still not quite "with it". I send my love and prayers for her. xx

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
Both cards are stunning today.Hope everyone has a good day. Susi x

SHARICA said...

Lovely Cards today .. love the second card best :)

Anonymous said...

AnnS:

Usually I'm not an angel/ fairy person but yours has so much style that I can not help loving it. I can understand how you became unable to pass on to other dies and felt compelled to continuing working it. It should win prizes as the best Christmas die!

Thanks for posts.

Luv AnnS

Lesley Cann said...

Two lovely cards. I bought the angel die at the Exeter craft show yesterday so will look forward to using it.

Vie Carter said...

Love the double day cards

I bought these two embossing folders at Ally Pally and have not stopped using them, brilliant

Vie
x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

wow! But have to say the second one is my favourite. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. I love your double days as we get to see some extras of your beautiful creations and todays cards are stunning. The angel was the first of your christmas dies i bought and she is a real beauty.i am not surprised you played with her first. I will be making both of these cards but i think the angel ones will be kept for my family. The bauble one is very elegant with lovely colours. You must be on your travels now for another busy weekend. Hope you and julia have a great time.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jill Berg said...

Hi Sue

Your Christmas dies are amazing, they outshine all the other brands.

Lve the baubles!

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Two beautiful elegant cards, love them both equally, the angel is one if my favourite dies though. Enjoy the rest of your day and have a great time in Taunton with Julia.
Pam keep up the good work, you special lady, glad that Jack and Ryan had a lovely day, hugs to you all.
Cheryl B Happy Birthday, sorry that you missed out on Taunton but have a lovely day, gentle hugs.
Ita hope the tests come back okay for you, gentle hugs.
Dawn txcowgirl what a scary to thing to happen to poor Yogi the Yorkie, hope that she is getting better with her mum's special TLC. lovely to read your post and hope that you are feeling better too, gentle hugs.
Lynda hope that you are feeling better after that nose bleed, take it easy, gentle hugs.
Alimecca yur Aunt is in my thoughts and prayers and glad that they are sorting out her pain relief, she sounds an amazing lady, gentle hugs to you both.
Craftynanna hope you husband is feeling better, gentle hugs to you both.
Sandra hope Sophie is feeling better and good to see you back, gentle hugs to you and your lovely family.
Angela W happy travels, your fur babies will make a fuss of you when you return.
Wheely Bad hope you are feeling better, what an amazing dog Billy is to be so in tune with you, gentle hugs to you and Billy.
Norah you fill my heart with joy when I read your posts, take care special lady, gentle hugs to you and wee Rory.
Special hugs to Tina E and Claire, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Steph, Myra P, Lynne M, Lynda B, Cameeli, Lindsay, Magpie, Maureen K, Janet Echo, Mrs B, P in Wales, Heather T, Helen K, Brenda L, Maria A and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Pam said...

Pat, so sorry I missed your post yesterday, not sure how. I have been back to read it. I send gentle hugs and good wishes for your granddaughters full recovery, her little brother who is missing her and her parents who must be so anxious, and of course you who has to be strong for everyone else. In my thoughts xx

June Horrocks said...

Wow sue both the cards are stunning your angel is my favourite of all I love her to the moon and back love June xxxxx

CraftyJo said...

Both stunning Sue, love 'em :)

Marianna Hammer said...

These are so beautiful both of them

Cathie Weary said...

The cards are just beautiful. Thanks so much for the explanation as to how you did the bauble one. Love the offsetting of the border with the iced snow behind it. Will definitely be trying this one.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

I like both of these cards equally, so pretty.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, love both of these cards they are stunning, have the Angel so she will be the one I will try first, but WHEN I get the Bauble I certainly want to give that one a go.
Been a AWOL for a couple of days, was staying at daughters, she had to fly up to Scotland for her company and son-in-law was working down in Portsmouth. So we were doing school runs etc etc. anyway back home now - until the next time! The Internet connection at their house is not good, I tried several times to post only to lose it in cyberspace I just gave up in the end Sorry.
Hope you are well, take care, love Brenda xxx

Pat, Hope granddaughter is showing some signs of improvement and you and your grandson had a lovely visit. Love and prayers.

Pam, belated 12th birthday wishes to the twins hope they had a lovely day. And hope the cable workmen have moved on from your road and you can get out and about again.

Alison, hope the hospital sort out your aunts pain relief soon, she sounds a remarkable lady, love and hugs to you both.

Sandra, wish the girls well for the match tomorrow, take care LOL

Tres, I haven't started Christmas card yet either, I'm aiming for half term when I might get a little help from our granddaughter.

Txcowgirl, Welcome hope you will visit often, sorry to read about your poor Yorky Hope he is getting over that dreadful shock - and you!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, although both cards are beautiful and the angel is gorgeous, it is the second card that has the edge for me.

Hope everyone has a happy and crafty week-end.

Frances

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
2 wonderful and superb Christmas creations today.
As usual I love them both, and their wonderful and individual designs too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Darlene4527 said...

Both cards are beautiful, as always. Love your dies. Excellent quality.

Jill Liddle said...

Two very lovely cards today. I have the angel die and it is just stunning.

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said....

Love both cards, but I do adore that Angel a lot. She looks beautiful in any color really. Cant find a thing I dont like with any of your dies or embossing folders. Love them.

terrie said...

I liked the angel going off center from the card...
I also the grey ornament on the white card...
Well done on both of them Sue

utilitygirl said...

Love the bauble card Sue, the silver and white are great together - very elegant.
Not so keen on the angel though - sorry.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, beautiful cards today. My favourite is the bauble card. It must have been really satisfying to receive those dies and be immediately inspired to make a card. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

craftynanna said...

hi sue, two absolutely beautiful cards they are both gorgeous and very hard to pick a favourite, i love them both equally, i cannot do either card as i havn't the dies but i am doing the let it snow cards today, thank you sue.
my prayers for your aunt alimecca and the little one in GOSH and to anyone else in pain or are sick.
it seems on where you live as to explanations of a close, mine is a half moon of houses where you can get into the road but it has no exit you go out the way you come in, i am from widnes in the north west not far from liverpool.
thank you yorkielass my hubby is doing well no more episodes, am i correct in wishing cheryl a happy bithday, many regards to all J

karenlotty said...

I love both cards I love the angel but you already know that I have mixed feelings re angels It looks striking in black

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What beautiful cards today, the angel looks stunning in black with the white dove and the bauble card is just so pretty. I thought that was a new striplet die at first it looks so pretty. Might try that one when I get round to Christmas cards! Enjoy your weekend Sue and don't get up to mischief with Julia! Have a great day love Diane G xxxx

Pam glad to hear the twins had a great birthday, mind how you go lovely lady xxx
Diane lovely to have you back, hope you are improving xxx
Cheryl happy birthday xxx
Alison your aunt sounds like she is a brave lady, I hope she is pain free soon xxx
Pat have a safe journey to London with your grandson and my thoughts are with your granddaughter she is in the best hospital xxx
Texas Dawn lovely to have you with us xxx
Wheeliebad hope you are more comfortable today, what an amazing dog Billy is xxx

Barbara said...

Two lovely cards today but I absolutely love the Bauble card as I am not really a fairy/angel type person. Love the colour combo of silver and white.

TXCOWGIRL Dawn I live in the Scottish countryside and we have a lot of large birds called Sparrow hawks who have attempted to attack my friends mini dachshund. I don't think it would have been able to carry her very far but the shock could easily have killed her. My friend just happened to go out to the garden and it had been inches away from grabbing her. I don't know who got the biggest fright the hawk or my friend!! I hope Yogi is recovering and is not left too traumatised.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love these two, particularly the bauble one. Saw them demo'd on C&C and loved them then and still do.

Helen Kington said...

Good afternoon Sue and the ever-growing family here on this wonderful blog. Now the cards I love both of these although the bauble slightly edges it for me. I keep thinking I need to start Christmas cards but I cannot get my head around this idea yet.
Tres my brother and I were also born on the same day but five years apart!!
I am a little behind (blame my brain) but welcome to Dawn, Texas you have joined a wonderful family.
To all I send hugs especially those in pain.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. Take care Helen K xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely cards, never noticed the embossed detail up the angels body before, really pretty in black against the guilded background.
The channel card is pretty too, love the effect of the doubled up border.
Donna Jones

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Love them both but the white and silver one is my favourite.

Love, Roz.x

Lacelady said...

I like both Sue, but the angel is my fav. I have her die, and I've already done some Christmas cards, and also adjusted her to be a bride, rather as you did in one of the demos. Best Angel I have seen!

Gail said...

How lucky are we to have another double day - the second is my winner - absolutely luv it xx GailT xx

Ivonka said...

Hi Sue- I'm back! Lovely double today but I have to say I particularly love this bauble card. Not sure I completely get what you've done with the border; I'll re-read your instructions. Yx

Ivonka said...
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Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two Beautiful Cards Sue!

The Angel is full of elegance and one of my favourites and the bauble is gorgeous.

Have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Rach83 said...

Wow, Sue! You really are spoiling us today! These cards are so different but both truly stunning. I love the simple elegance of the first card and the combination of dies on the second. Thanks for always inspiring us.

Rachel x

Susan White said...

Great to have two cards today - love the angel, but the second one is my favourite I think, simple and classy! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

IVY Cheong said...

Hi,

Wow I love both these cards, the angel in particular is so beautiful against the gilded background. So inspiring, thank you so much sue .

Lots of love,

Ivy ling xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous card dont like one more than the other. Gorgeous.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous cards. Dont love one more than the other. Gorgeous.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Jane said...

Both beautiful Xmas cards.

Jane xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous cards Sue. Love both of them equally.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Kathy Krug said...

The ornament and angel dies areso detailed and beautiful.Fabulous cards.

SusanP, Kent said...

These are stunning, Sue. The Angel is captivating in black against the gilding flakes with her little white dove. The embossing is gorgeous on both. Love the flash of silver bauble on the milk card!

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Both of these are beautiful. The Austrian border is very effective. Thanks for the inspiration. Best wishes to all
Vanessa x

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
Love both the cards. Think the Sentimental Bauble is my favorite. The Austrian die put together is exquisite! Love the snowflake embossing folder, need to get that one. thanks for sharing.

Brooke b said...

Gorgeous cards. Got some of the dies and can't wait to have a play with them.

Sharon Noble said...

Hiya Sue,
Your cards are breathtaking I love your angel card xxx the dies stunning. X

Craftysusan said...

Beautiful cards, I especially like the bauble card. Off-setting your dies is something I hadn't thought of doing so must give it a try. Have a great weekend.

Dawn Holben said...

I like the angel card but must admit it's not my favourite
however I love the bauble card and think it is beautiful and stunning.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are stunning but the angel die is my favourite.

liz spooner said...

I absolutely love both cards today Sue, they are both so different. Thanks for your inspiration. Liz Spooner.xx

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
Love both today's wonderful creations. Favourite has to be the Bauble one.
Just back from a days Workshops at The Papeterie won from Raffle Tickets bought when you were there.
Have a fantastic weekend
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Hazel said...

Good evening Sue. Just love the Bauble card, Angel one lovely too, but Bauble one is the favourite . Hazel xx

magpie said...

Hellooooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Wow, what a gorgeous 2-fer! I do love this Angel Sue. She is just gorgeous and like you say, it doesn't need a sentiment. Herself and the dove speak volumes of just "Peace", especially for the world today.... xx I love the gorgeous gilding flakes and black together and along with the dove in white, stunning! I do remember the bauble card and it's beautiful too. I love the snowflake EF and the Austrian borders. Great look to you offsetting them! I could try that with French border...mmmm, thank you Sue! "Thank you" so much for your inspiration. Sending you and your family love and hugs and hoping that you are having a bit of a rest from your marathon of doings! xx Pam, so glad the twins enjoyed their birthday wishes! Glad you are resting your ankle and a wise lady if they're are doing work outside. June, you naughty lady wanting to use your ebosser and wake your husband up! I think we all have that little minx deep down inside lol! Reminds me of my mum when on a Sunday we had to help her to do dusting and do the dishes. She put Jim Reeves on soooo loud.....it worked though! Craftynanna, oooo my mum and dad used to make damson wine, so I can only imagine that damson vodka would blow your boots off! 'P' in Wales, it's never too late to have Sue's dies (as we know!), They're well worth waiting for xx Txcowgirl, welcome to the best blog ever! Oh my goodness poor Yogi and what a lucky Yogi even though his injuries were bad.....x I have 2 budgies....Hopefully your parcel won't be long for you now so that you can have a play! Sending love and hugs to you x Barbiepinkfairie, wonderful that you met a friend that you hadn't seen for ten years! Magical isn't it?! hope the Macmillan cake making and eating has done wonderfully xx Dawn, "happy birthday" to your husband tomorrow, also to you Sheila L! Did you accidently leave around the list of dies that you wanted? Fingers crossed eh? Tres, wow, the same birthday as your sister but two years apart! Oh Alison, thinking of you and your aunt. Sending lots of love and warm hugs to you both. It isn't an easy journey xxxx Norah, I so love your stories and sense of humour like everyone does. You are truly a treasure and what a lovely tribute that the angel reminds you of your mum..... Scotland's scenery is one of God's gardens, beautiful and priceless! Love it there xxx Sending love and hugs to Lynne, Dianne, Pat, Lyndsey, Lynda, Cheryl "happy birthday"! Yorkielass, Skylar and Leo, Pat L, Tres, Lanc Steph, Tina and all our wonderful Wilsonettes who are hurting today. Take care everyone! Good luck in the card giveaway! Love Karen xx

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes hope the weather isn"t too awful wherever you are.
Beautiful cards, Sue. The second card is one of the reasons I fell in love with the Bauble Dies!!
I have both sets and will be trying them out while I'm away :-)

Huga all round, especially to, Pam, Tina, Tres, Sandra, Norah, Julie & Lee, Lynne M and the 'Fur Babies' and all in pain.

Angela in hot and humid Dubai Xx

Angela

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Both the cards are stunning the angel is gorgeous in black and really stands out against the beautiful background.

Hope you are having a more relaxing weekend!!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, I love, love, love the angel she really is beautiful. The bauble card is truly scrumptious!! lots of love and best wishes to all, Karen. xxx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Arrived home this afternoon to some lovely weather so that was very welcome! Two beautiful cards today! My favourite is probably the bauble one but I love the angel too. I think if I had to choose a card I'd pick the second one . Definitely going to copy or sort of copy the bauble one. My bauble stamps arrived while I was away so that gives another option. Can't wait to do some crafting as have missed it while away.
I do love the Joy die - its cuts beautifully and looks so stylish.
I won't leave comments for other friends today as I really must finish unpacking and sorting post etc. on top of that my shopping arrived an hour ago . Pleased about that as family coming for lunch tomorrow!
Have missed the grandchildren so looking forward to seeing them.
Who do you support in the Ryder Cup , Sue? Lol
Have a good night everyone,
Love to all,
Myra x Hug for Norah! - so pleased to have you back with us in top form!

Janice K said...

Two fantastic cards, I couldn't choose between them as both are gorgeous!x

Theresa Pace said...

love the second card Sue. very achievable with similar dies. you know my prob with first card..... hugs xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Both lovely cards but I especially like what you have done with the border on the second card. SueL x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards today very elegant simply beautiful.
crafty hugs Helen xxx

Txcowgirl said...

Hello Sue,
These are lovely, I would love to have some Christmas dies, and these are special.
Must share with you a story about Christmas, which being from the states, now in England, will probably not surprise you. Several years back I had a British friend living here who played in our Bunco group (Bunco is a game, popular with the ladies). We met each month, and in Dec. we decided to have a luncheon, and everyone bring something to contribute. We all signed up, and my British friend, Paula, wrote she was bringing Christmas crackers. Several of us then, signed up to bring dip to go with the crackers. We were all quite surprised to discover they were not the crackers we expected. We still love telling this story, and it brings fond memories of Paula who moved away.
For those who asked about Yogi, the following is Peggy's latest post on his condition. She also shared some photos, poor baby, he looks awful.
"Well it's not a pretty site but yogi is healing since he was attacked and grabbed. Monday we hope the last two drain tubes will come out. He is starting to get back to his old ways a little so we are blessed. Thanks to everyone who prayed and showed concern. Love you"
She also tells me he won't go out in her fenced backyard to potty anymore by himself. Can't say I blame him.
June, I saw you have an eBosser, my husband bought me one off HSN (like QVC)here. We have QVC here, but they quit selling any kind of craft items. I think I'm really going to love it, but haven't gotten to play much with it.
CraftySuetoo, yes, I really enjoy hearing everyone's stories, and learning new things about how other people around the world live. My husband was a missionary kid, born in Brasil, his parents were American, who ran an orphanage there. So our married life has been one of blended cultures. I'm just a simple country Texas girl from a small town. We met when he came here to go to the University. He's a big soccer (I know, he calls it "football", too) fan. He still referees, even as a grandpa.
Tres, what a wonderful menagerie of furr babies you have. They make life so much more interesting, don't they? For years we had horses, a wonderful special cat, and my sweet loving shelties. The horses have gone to my daughter's house. She was the main rider, along with her dad. I would only trail ride, but I do miss them so. We lost the others all last year, different reasons and times, but it was traumatic. My husband who was not a cat person at all, cried like a baby when she died.
Margaret someday I hope to have more furbabies, but waiting for the right time.
Alimecca, so sorry about your aunt, will say a prayer for her. Cancer is such an awful thing.
Norah, I'll have to let my Nora know she is the English Nora. I appreciate all the info you share and the stories about everyone. It is very easy to understand the comfort gained from friends on here when you are limited in activities. I know I can only take so much TV watching, and if I can't craft or make things, I get cabin fever.
Sandra, and everyone really, thank you for such a kind welcome. I'm sorry if I go on too much, but it's nice getting to know ya'll. I've wondered if there is a place I could see photos of the projects you've done with all of Sue's fabulous products? Is there a gallery for this blog?
Also, Sandra and Anonymous , thank you for sharing what sloes are. Never heard of anything like it around here. We do have elderberries which they make a delicious homemade wine with, but it would be interesting to try the gin you mentioned someday. Not often a drinker, but an occasional taste is good.

Txcowgirl said...

Part 2
Barbara, good the hawks didn't get your friends little dog. Not sure what kind of hawks we have here, but you see them all the time, even in town. No one I've talked to had ever seen such a thing. I guess if the doggy is small enough they will take a chance.
Craftynanna and Norah, thanks for explaining a Close. I think it is what we call an alley.
Hope I didn't miss anyone. I read all the comments a little at a time during the day, responding not always in order. Everyone have a great evening. My friend Nora, and two others are coming over to play cards with me, and I'm so looking forward to some company. We usually play several times a week, but I haven't been able to this past week. You don't realize how much you miss something until you can't do it.
Ya'll take care now, hear?!

janet said...

Both nice cards, but love the second one in particular.
Hugs Janet in Kent

lynda said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes, WOW WOW WOW two gorgeous cards Sue I love the Angel on the guilding flacke background so beautiful ,also love the bauble one too,so elegant love the Astrian border & the ice snow . Thank you for showing them both.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Txcowgirl hope your goodies have come today,&your feeling a little better. Hope the poor little Yorkie is ok & wasn't hurt too much poor little thing must have been petrified. Hugs Lynda xx

Pat L sorry your Granddaughter is in hospital my thoughts are with you & your family at this tough time Sending you love & Hugs Lynda xx

Lindsay Martin missing you hope your ok Love & Hugs Lynda xx

Lynne M hope hubby is doing ok & your feeling better love & Hugs to you both Cuddles for Tilly & Cully Lynda xx

Thank you Fluffycat for letting me know Dianeandchipps posted Hugs Lynda xx

Diane Maitland hope clinic went ok for you today, it doesn't take much to confuse me like changing your name from Dianandchips to your real name lol love & Hugs Lynda xx

Pam glad twins had a good birthday & they enjoyed reading there names on the blog Hugs to you & Robbie xx

Dawn happy birthday to your husband tomorrow hugs Lynda xx

Sheila L Happy Birthday for tomorrow & hope you get some of Sue's Dies Hugs Lynda xx

Alison thinking of you &your Aunt sending Gentle Hugs to you both love Lynda xx

Special hugs to Sandra,Yorkielass ,Jean D,Myra P,Tres,Tina E & Claire,Margaret corgi owner,Wheely Bad & Billy,Magpie,Camille,Lanc Steph,Norah & Rory,
Pauline A,Brenda L.Lindsay,Meg & babies Leo & Skyla
Nanna Tina,TOB Theresa,Julie & Lee,Ita,Hazel,Mrs B,Janet Ecco,Maureen K,Helen K
Love Lynda xx
Hugs to anyone who would like one Lynda xx

Jane Franklin said...

I have just seen yesterday and todays cards (techno blip), wow they are all gorgeous. I so love the pale blue that I will have to try that one. I also love the border on the bauble a little tweek makes such a difference. Great. Luv to all jax

Pearl said...

Wow, great cards today Sue, love them both.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Two Absolutely Stunning Christmas cards. I cant pick a fav as it's impossible they are both stunning
Take care
Hazel G XX

Anja v K@@rten said...

I do not know what too say!!!!
Wauw wauw what a beautiful creations!!!!! Creatieve groetjes, Anja

Sandy H said...

Hi Sue, thanks for showing us two lovely cards today. The gilding flakes and black angel are striking and the offset border on the bauble card is such a clever idea. I've got 15 more cards to make before I can start on Christmas.
txcowgirl, your tale of the crackers made me laugh.
Take care everyone.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love your cards, love what you did with the angel it is beautiful, also love the white card, wouldn't be able to choose one if I could.
Di

Beverly said...

Wow, so beautiful - like most I don't think I could choose favourites anymore, I just sit back and enjoy all your cards [and pray my budget expands just a little so i can squeeze in one more purchase :)]

America said...

Double dose of gorgeousness. That Angel is incredible and the baubles are quickly becoming favorites. :) Love the awesome embossing, the colors and details on these designs.

Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards today. My favourite is the bauble one though.
Luv
Karen Drew xx

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone, so hard to decide which of these two I love most - I think it has to be the Angel though. They are both stunning! Must get some of those pearly stars! Love, Judy M

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are lovely. My favorite is the ornament card. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605112672/

julie laz said...

Hi sue, sorry I'm late, had a few unwell days,
but just had to let you know how beautiful this card is,
Crafty hugs Julie xxx

Blue Rose said...

Sue,
Gorgeous cards, love the angel, fell in love with it when you showed it on C&C. Great job.