Friday, 24 October 2014

It's A Double Day


Hello all!  It's time again for another Christmas double day, they do come along quickly, don't they!  This first card was created using the Holly Accessory Kit die set.  I started by embossing a piece of white card using the Swirling Holly embossing folder for detail.  To create the wreath, I simply cut loads of the holly solid die as well as the matching open Holly die in the set using about four different colours of green card stock.  I think the differing shades of card adds a lot of interest to the wreath.  I glued the solid shapes in place first, then added in the open Holly shapes on top randomly all around the wreath.  I cut several of the Holly berries in red and glued them around the wreath as well.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it into a strip with forked ends on both sides.  I attached it across and upwards on the wreath, then cut a Mosaic Poinsettia to add as an accent.  I finished the card with my usual pierced white mat, a thin red mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  Scroll down to see card number two.







Card number two is my favourite of the Let It Snow samples that I made.  I started this one by cutting several of the Peace die out of white card.  I used these to create the swirly border edge around the silver card.  I actually had this in mind as I designed the Peace die so I was looking forward to trying it out when I received the prototypes and I loved the way it looked!  I cut a smaller piece of silver card and used the Innsbruck die to cut an oval aperture.  I glued a piece of acetate across the back of it and cut my Let It Snow die in white and glued it across the centre.  I attached a thin strip of sticky adhesive to some white card and used the die a second time and lined it up to cut just the word "snow" this time.  I nipped away the swirls so the letters were free, peeled the backing paper off and coated them with Diamond Sprinkles for bling.  I glued these atop the original die cut.  I ran a bead of dries clear glue around the edge of the silver card and dusted it with Iced Snow and let it dry.    I scattered small flatback pearls around the background and on the snowflakes in the die cut.  I completed the card with a white pierced mat, a thin silver mat and a final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are
6 1/2" x  8" in size.  I hope you have enjoyed today's double feature!  All for now, Sue x





















198 comments:

Cameeli of Richmond said...

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Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!

Lovely cards this morning

Great Double Die Cutting Video yesterday thanks for sharing

Its Friday!!! Hope everyone has a lovely weekend
Cameeli xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Sorry some of my message got lost in translation.
I had said how lucky were are on double days. and How I love the holly kit and let it snow dies.
Pam hope you are OK and Sandra too..
Cameeli xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Two beautiful cards thank you.We have an extra hour this weekend the clocks alter, extra crafting. Take care all Kitty.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

Two such different cards today and both so beautiful. I love the holly wreath with its traditional colours and the white and silver of the Let It Snow is such a contrast but just as lovely.

Muriel x

Rita said...

What an amazing card Sue. So very beautiful and that gorgeous border from the Peace die looks brilliant. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Rita xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Thank you for these Double Days : ) Both Christmas cards are gorgeous. I am lucky enough to have the Holly Accessory Kit and the Swirling Holly EF so will making my own version of the first card. The "Let it Snow" card is beautifully clean and simple, another real stunner : )
Pam, it is safe to say that you are missed. Thinking of you.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Have a good weekend. Take care.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab cards Sue, can not pick a favourite.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Two beautiful christmas cards. I love double day friday as you give us crafters extra insperation to make your stunning creations. Sorry cant pick a favourite as they are both gorgeous. Have a great weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Love them both, with card no.1 having the edge.................. only because I don't like snow..........
Wish they would stop messing about with the time!
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Both of the cards are lovely but the holly wreath is particularly striking. What a lot of die cutting!
Yesterday's video was brilliant. Thank you. Also my Austrian bundle arrived - love them.
Jan
Northampton

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Absolutely stunning cards love the second one better thankyou tracyw x

Marion Bull said...

Two lovely cards today, I love the holly wreath, it is so Christmassy but the Let it snow die is gorgeous too. And the tip for using the Peace die for the background is fantastic! Thank you. Happy weekend everyone
Marion B xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love Twofer-Fridays. Both cards are simply stunning in their own ways.
Hugs to all. Sue.xxx

Anonymous said...

Ooh, do like double day, Sue. Love the first card, great for a special but, as Jan says, what a lot of die cutting - couldn't do too many multiples of this one!! Also like the serenity and gentle colours of the snow card.

'P' in Wales

Pam - hugs.
Tina E, pleased to see your comment yesterday!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, 2 really beautiful and inspiring cards, no favourite, as I love them both. Great use of the Peace die. Have a great Friday everyone. Bx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, thank you for two fantastic cards today, love them both especially the last one. Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning everyone. Two lovely cards today. Have a nice weekend everyone happy crafting going to buy some gilding flakes tomorrow. JJ x

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. Love both cards but the first is my favourite. Friday at last. You can almost see the weekend and after a long busy week I am ready for it. Karen x

Breezes said...

Two lovely cards but the second one is my favourite - what a great use of the let it snow die - simply beautiful !

Hugs,
Rose
xx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, oh, oh, oh, wow, wow, wow, I love todays cards, the wreath looks gorgeous with lots of cutting out but the 'let it snow' card really is my favourite, I so love this die and have made some really nice cards with it but you have given me an idea for some of the cut out that I did which got a bit torn on the edges, just use the snow words..........yes I will use them. I so love the colours and the acetate sets it off really well with the peach borders behind it, I will definitely have a go at this one.

I cut some of the Austrian borders yesterday but for some reason, even though I taped it down heavily, I found that the die moved so I ended up manually cutting the straight edge off and it worked a treat, see where there is a will there is a way as my Mum always used to say.

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

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, love both of today's cards and would not really like to choose a favourite. Clever use of the Peace die used as a frame x

Linda Graham said...

Great to have`double`days twice the pleasure of your beautiful cards Sue,love them both,thank you, Linda x

Maria Illsley said...

Great cards Sue but my favourite is the let it snow one xxx

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
Love them both!!!! Will have another go at a wreath card this weekend once my husband's card is finished (birthday next week)!!
Enjoy your day.
Sheila x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - a festive twofer - I am starting to get in the christmas mood - I still haven't made a Ccard yet but thinking it will be soon! Love the first card but love more the second one - have a great day all
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful cards today, Sue. I do like the way the greetings are raised.

Anne (Northampton)

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue. Two lovely offerings today, and both are stunners. The wreath is so striking, and could be adapted to make a larger wreath for a door. It's the use of the different coloured card and the open leaves that gives the impact. The second makes such good use of the Peace die as a border. I can't choose a favourite! Anne x

Annie said...

Another two beauties for us lucky, lucky people. They are both gorgeous and so different I cannot choose between them.
Great tutorial yesterday, thanks Sue!
Highs Annie x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love them both xx Hazel

auscrafts said...

Two lovely cards both so beautiful

PharmacyMichele said...

Two stunning cards & last day of the working week!! Decided I need to get on & start my christmas cards so the two here are great inspirations.

Michele.

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love your work. I am a new follower and intend to learn tons from you. Where do I buy your product in the US?

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both the cards are gorgeous thank you for sharing. I enjoyed the video yesterday. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two fabulous cards this morning I can't choose a favourite. I must be a strange person because I find die cutting and removing the cut out bits therapeutic lol. I would so enjoy making the holly wreath, I used to do a lot of decoupage and enjoy building the picture so that is right up my street. I love how your Peace die is used as a frame such a brilliant idea, we certainly get a variety of ways to use your dies. The embossing folder is very pretty as all your embossing folders are.
Hugs x
Heather T
ps I've noticed you only have to prove your not a robot when you post as anonymous.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two beauties today, both different and both gorgeous. Probably the snow is my fave, love that die

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I cannot believe we are round to Friday again and that I have been here a week.
Today's gift are truly beautiful and your Holly Wreath is a definite must die for next year. Again I cannot choose a favourite so for me they're both beautiful beautiful beautiful.

Maureen - I managed the bday cards but still didn't get any seasonal ones done. Took me all morning to do the bday cards and I was shattered so sat and did some cross stitch in the afternoon.
Norah - your halo is still intact where I'm concerned.
Sandra - so sorry re the news on Lucy's eye problem. You'd think that in this day and age they could do something better than their option. Take great care of your hips young lady -after all how can you do the TWIST with unstable hips? So now back to my normal self (well as normal as I can be) I'm sending huge hugs to both you and Lucy.
Pam - You're still missing - where are you!!

Friday so it's market day in Corbigny. Walk through the market; coffee break at the bottom of the road; call at the Pastry Shop; feed the car with fuel and then back home.

To all not feeling well hope you feel better soon. To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Jill Berg said...

Am inspired by the way you used the "peace" die as the background on the second card.

Jan.moogie said...

Two stunning cards today Sue, hard to pick a favorite as one is real Christmas colors and the other is elegant in its white and silver. Thanks for sharing.xx

ang said...

2 gorgeous cards, can't choose a favourite angxx

Virginia Davey said...

Morning everyone 2 beautiful cards. The wreath card is really lovely.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful cards. I saw the ivy wreath on t.v. and really liked it so it would be my favourite. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather x

Aspiring crafter said...

Two lovely cards Sue, hard to pick a favourite .
Love the frame on the second card -so clever !
Love the wreath!
XxxRuth

Lesley Cann said...

Love both the cards but the snow one is my favourite. Have a good day.

Clai01 said...

I loved the holly card when I saw it on TV, and the shades of green look stunning and make it look very authentic.
The peace die swirls also make the Let it snow card look just like snow, love both of these cards, very inspirational. x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow two more beautiful cards they are stunning but the second one Is my favourite I love the snow and the peace dies. As they make elegant cards. Take care Sue xx

Debs A xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Two lovely Christmas cards, I love the effect of the holly wreath with the different colours of green card. Have a great weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

val jones said...

Can't choose Sue. Both beautiful cards in their own right.
Have a lovely weekend.
Love Val in Spain x

Glennis said...

Both cards are stunning - I can't choose a favourite!

Marianna Hammer said...

These Christmas cards are so classy. I love them :)

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards. I saw the wreath card on c&c and thought it was lovely so that would be my favourite if I really had to pick. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Two wonderful designs, I loved the holly wreath when you were displaying your dies. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

carol quinn said...

love the double days!
beautiful cards sue

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Wow these cards are stunning, I think I like the Let it Snow one and will try your techniques.
Hugs
Carol x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, two beautiful cards again this morning! Bought your angel yesterday & last night made a red & white card - I cut her out in both red and white and shadowed them - I am so happy with the result!
A good weekend to all
Janette xx

TDQ Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love both but the second just edges it for me, stunning xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue What 2 great cards the second is my fav love it ,hugs Sarah xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two gorgeous cards today, as always Sue, you never disappoint.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Chris Curry said...

Both beautiful Sue but I think the second one is my favourite. I love the idea with the diamond sprinkles and will be trying that. Thank you. Xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Think both cards are lovely and would adorn any mantelpiece. Wouldn't be able to choose, love them both.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Both of these cards are stunning yet so different. The Holly wreath card looks amazing the way you have layered the leaves and I love the way you have used the edge of the snow die cuts to make a frame. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs.

Debbie Tinks said...

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

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards, love the holly one, might just give that one a go! It is very striking.
Thinking of you Pam,
Gail C x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Two beauties this morning,,,,one tradititonal and one contempory....love them both.

Pam alot of us are getting worried I do hope youare okay.

Hugs to those who need one and hope your days soon get much brightet.

Love Sheila xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue like them both but the holly is my favourite.
Marion H

gwen70 said...

wow wow wow two gorgeous cards, love them both

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
WOW TWO AWESOME CARDS I LOVE IT WHEN YOU SHARE TWO CARDS ON A FRIDAY!
I Love The First Card The Fabulous Wreath, I Love The Stunning Swirling Holly Embossing Folder The Fabulous Wreath You Are So Very Patient, Cutting All Those Pieces Out And Placing Them On Your Card, It's Stunning.
The Second Card Is Elegant, Outstanding And So Much More. I Love The Colours Chosen And WHO Would Have Thought About Placing The Peace Die To Create The Swirly Border Behind Your Main Image But You Did.
At First I Didn't Take It All In! As To What You'd Done Then On The Close Up Photography Shots All Is Revealed That's What I Love About Them, I Must Try This One Out You Are Extremely Talented I Would Never Have Thought Of That By Using The Peace Die.
You Are Such A Talented Person With So Many Wonderful Ideas, Thank You So Very Much For Sharing, I Appreciate All That You Do.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xx
Hugs To All

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards and very different cards too. I love the way you have used the Peace die as the swirly border - very clever. I think the holly wreath is my favourite mainly because of the colours - it really does make me think of Christmas. I made 12 cards on Wednesday using the Noël die and I'm very pleased with them. Only another 100 to go!!
Pam missing you and hope you're ok - sending hugs. Sandra sending hugs to you and Lucy. We had a lovely reunion yesterday about 25 of us turned up and it was really lovely to see them. It's our 28 the anniversary today so we're going to have a day in the Lakes and then going for a meal tonight so looking forward to that. Hope everyone has a good day and sending love and hugs to all especially to those who we are all missing and to those in pain, feeling down or just in need of a hug. Love Alison xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two beautiful cards. Love them both but the snow one wins by a small margin. Best wishes
Yvonne Mayxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonette Angels,
I think the first is my favourite with the different colours of green and layers of holly making up the circular wreath.I really love this whole card and being the proud owner of the holly EF as well, this is one that i have tried and love. The white and silver is beyond me as i can't get my hands on a Let it Snow die after ordering twice now from 2 different retailers and being let down and they can't get it, hey ho that's just the way it goes. I wonder if it would look right with a fancy happy birthday in the middle instead? MMh need to try and make minor alterations, but again it is a beautiful card. Thank you Sue for two beautiful cards and inspiration.
Brenda, i wonder how your hubby would be if you brought out my Nana's biscuit rolling pin? This needs my two hands on a good day to lift it as it must be nigh near 3 times the size of a normal pun in diameter.;-))
Myra, some people do but it depends on how old fashioned their mum is. Take Kirsten for instance, she will have a show of presents before her wedding a few years down the line from now because that is the proper thing to do. With me being self employed at the time as a hairdresser i received a lot of gifts from old folk. Some tea towels, a pyrex jug with a lid on it which was brilliant, or a rope and pegs, things like that, but i was grateful for every single one of them as they have been used well over the years. I thought an awful lot of these kind old souls thinking of me to get me a gift and my mind and heart goes back to each of them whenever i use something that i was given.
Sandra, get Lucy to persevere with the exercises as their alternative is not one as far as i am concerned. I had 2 two severe squints which enabled me to look in both directions at once(didn't do mum's heart much good when i did that like) and after having one operation i have never considered having the second as they made that much of a mess doing the first. I will say flower that the exercises do help with much perseverance and time. Not so funny your hip deciding what it is going to do to get attention all on it's own like that. I hope that you gave it a good talking to and warned it not to bother trying that we stunt again as you will be going out more and it would just need to accept that wee fact. Glad you 3 Angels had a good time again on Tuesday and so glad to see you back. I think that it will give you something to really look forward to from being in the house day after day.
Had to go and see a lawyer yesterday because of mum's house and with all the different toing and froing i am so tired today. Kirsten has seen a house that her and Ryan want to go after but between father and Ryan's parents wanting them to buy a newer/new house that they can't afford and his nibs(OH) well, he is just trying to keep up with Ryans parents and i hate to burst his bubble, but we will never ever be able to give the kids what his parents do and being brutally honest, i am not even going to try. My kids were brought up with what i could afford and love and guidelines and i am glad, because Kirsten is going to have her work cut out with Ryan as he does not know the meaning of the word NO and has always said i want and he gets. My two were brought up with i want doesn't get which in hindsight i don't think has been a bad thing for either of them to learn. I am dreading the fallout if he doesn't get this house because he seems to think he just needs to say i want, give the deposit and it is his. They still have to get approved for a mortgage first, so fingers crossed for next week.
Have a lovely day everyone and i hope the sun is shining out from you today. Sending hugs to all my Angels that need them either on blog or not at the moment, take care
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Both cards are fab but my favourite is the holly. Its got a lovely freshness about it.
Have a great day.
Ang x

lilygee said...

Both gorgeous cards. The holly looks wonderful in shades and love how you have used the peace die. Thanks for sharing so many ideas.
Lilygee x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards, I think maybe the holly one just has the edge for me. I do love how you have used the peace die I'm going to have a crack at this today. Thanks for all of the inspiration you bring to us.
Lydia
X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two wonderful cards today, the holly wreath is stunning but I think the Let it Snow card is my favourite.

Hope everyone is well, hugs to all who need them especially Pam, who seems to be missing from our family just now.
Take care, Jess x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Wow a beautiful two-fer and I have all the dies to have a go , yeah!!! Cannot choose between them they are both stunning . Thanks Sue, hugs xxx

Crafty hugs to Yorkielass & L , Lynda and all wilsonettes from a very wet Normandy . Xxxx

Hugs
Jean D
Xxxxx

hollyberry said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards today.Love them both and definitely can't choose a favourite.

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & Friends,
Where did that week go? Can't believe it's Friday again,
Wow two great cards, can't chose a favourite although I do love that 'let it snow' die, it's so elegant.
Janet enjoy your market trip, have a delicious pastry for me please, I am glad you got your b'day cards done, I am like you on the 'seasonal card' front, not really done any!
I usually leave it too late, so end up making a few special ones then buy the rest, as anyone other than close friends or family wouldn't understand the amount of work that had gone into making a card.
Thank you all so much for your kind, supportive words yesterday, I really don't know what I would do without your care and support, I feel very priveliged to be part of this amazing, unique family,
Huge hugs,
Sandra xxxxxx ps is anyone else started getting the 'prove your not a robot' box? Or is it just me? Maybe they can detect all the metal in my right hip/leg! Hahaha xx

Craftycatty said...

POP! yip I would say this just pops off the page. I love that the background marries so well with the let it snow die... but what would we expect.... of course it does! I love it and so different.

Maggie said...

Another glorious twosome Sue using gorgeous dies.
MaggieH

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I really like the wreath card as its so fresh and clean and bright. However the White on White is my fav colour scheme, so hard to pick one over the other. You spoil us rotten.
X Ros

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning cards today, they are both gorgeous I couldn't pick a favourite.
Sad that nobody was at the Hobbycraft show in Glasgow, I'm so glad I made it to Ally Pally as I can't get to the Nec in November.
Thanks for sharing all these wonderful cards, can't wait for next Friday for more.
Lorna D

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what beautiful cards we have today, I wish the weather could be the same, as it's raining here in Swansea, but that's a good day to craft, lol
I'm having a play with all your die's I have today,
Crafty hugs Julie xxx

hotpotato said...

two beautiful cards Sue.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very beautiful cards so pretty . Love Jean Z xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely Christmas cards ,i love them both equally .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Julie Kay said...

Beautiful cards Sue, I have both the Peace and Joy die and love your crystal technique.. so yes I will be trying this card. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue from a very autuminal Lancashire.
Both gifts are beautiful this morning, and Im kind of thinking just how spectacular your wreath die would look all in white with iced snow and the odd berry for a tiny hint of colour, Im a sucker for tone on tone, and white with silver or white with gold,but I love that these days there seems that any colour can be used for 'festive cards' of which I need to start ! That week of feeling unwell has truely messed up my crafting time scale, I should have re-stocked from the last market plusmade a start of adding to what 'festive cards' I have from last year, so far Ive made only 3 to add to my market stock, and that's it ! My hands look like boxing gloves on the end of skinny little wrists, but Im going to have to push through the discomfort and just get on with it.
Your festive two-fer days are going to be so valuable Sue I/we cant thank you enough.

Ok PAM, now you have us all chewing our fingers down to the bone worrying about you, really hope nothing is wrong.

Even though its a dull miserable day, I hope for all my friends a brighter day than yesterday, that you feel less pain or sorrow.
Welcome to our new American Wilsonette, you have found the best blog for caring and giving, and the most amazing card angel there is in craft world, enjoy the wonderful world of Sue Wilson.
Have a wonderful time at market Janet, im sure it wont be long before you start to make our mouths water and our minds walk with you down the little French lanes and streets, how lovely.
Im STILL needing this craft retreat, where on earth is this wonderful place I wonder.
Oh well. Sending hugs to you all.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Elaine said...

2 really stunning cards Sue . Just perfect x

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue.
Both cards are really lovely. I thought that I had finished making my Christmas cards but I just have to give the 'let it snow' card a go.
Take care,
Evis M.

Paula said...

Lovely cards Sue, my favourite is the 'Let It Snow' card though, it's just my kind of card!!

Paula x

Carole Z said...

Two really beautiful cards Sue, can't decide which I love best...love the wreath though! Hugs Carole Z X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love both your cards this morning, the holly wreath is beautiful and let it snow twinkles with the diamond sprinkles!
Janet can't wait to hear what pastries you had today
Pam thinking of you
Hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Tres said...

Hi Sue. It's Friday - twofer day, Yay !! I love, love, love both of these beautiful Christmas cards today !! But I think if I was really pushed for a favourite I would go for the Holly Wreath card. I really love Traditional Christmas cards and I loved the Holly Swirls background folder so much that I asked for it for my birthday !! I adore the the different shades of green you have used for the holly leaves and the dies are gorgeous Sue. I just have to buy them now !! Which I will be doing soon. I really love how you have made full leaf dies and open leaf dies Sue. You are a genius !! I have never seen any one else put so much thought into designing dies !! Anyway, your card is beautiful and I love it - so Christmassy.
Of course I really do love the "let it snow" word die, and today's card using it is beautiful Sue. This is another Christmas die high on my wish list. The only problem is I cannot seem to get hold of it any where. It is so popular !! I love this card that you have made but I must say that my favourite "let it snow" card was on your c+c Christmas dies show. It was used with your new frosty swirls background folder and the die was sort of "in laid" back into the background folder. I think it had glitter on it to. As with all your cards Sue, it was stunning !! I love how you have used the "peace die" as your background for your card. Again Sue, a very clever idea. The silver colour combo is great but I also think blue and white is a great colour combo for a Christmassy "let it snow" , wintery, snowflake style card.
Thank you so much for two stunning Christmas cards today Sue. I hope all is ok with you. Take care. Sending you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love and hugs to all the Wonderful Wilsonette's. I hope every one has a good day today, love from Tres x x x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue I like both of the Christmas cards. thanks for sharing
Denise X

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards, Sue, must get working on my Christmas cards soon! Love to you and my fellow Wilsonettes.
Judy M

Paula said...

the Let it snow card is my favorite as I am partial to that die. I have it on my wish list, it just speaks to me. I love how you sparkled the word "snow", it really makes a statement.

Maryann Laursen said...

2 wonderful cards here again Sue. Wonder how many christmascards you already have ready for christmas? ha ha ha

SHARICA said...

Love both cards but the snow is my fave :)

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
Two very beautiful cards today have given me some ideas.
Pam, I hope you are ok.
Anne and Iain, thinking of you.
Alimecca - Alison, glad you enjoyed yesterday, enjoy the lakes today.
Yorkielass June, have I missed your comments, are you ok?
Janet, have a pastry for me please, in fact have two!
Sandra, I hope your hips are behaving themselves today. The other day I had the number robot thing, but it hasn't happened since.
Love to everyone, and I hope you all have as good a day as you can xx

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue.Both absolutely stunning. Thanks foe the inspiration. Hugs. Jan. xx

nannapat said...

I love your holly wreath Sue - it looks so full and the varying shades of green look beautiful. The Let it Snow card is totally different to the wreath and equally gorgeous. Thank you for the two-fer. Pat x

Joan D said...

Two very different but beautiful Christmas Cards. Only watched yesterday's video last night, but what a great idea,and so effective. A very talented lady. Have a great weekend everyone x x

Kiraneries said...

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

Hazel said...

Two beautiful cards, love the snow die. Hazel xx

Norah. A women after my own heart. " I wants don't get" was how we brought up our three. Unfortunately the two I nanny for don't no that when it comes to their parents, but they know my rules. We have always said if we can't afford we don't have. Hazel x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely - the second one is especially beautiful.

greendragon said...

Two very different, but equally beautiful cards Sue.

Colleen said...

Both Very Lovely cards.
I like what you had done to the wreath card by all the layers you added as well as using different shades of green makes for a very stunning card.
Your snow card is very elegant with the white and silver

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. Fab Christmas cards today; keep'm coming! I've got 7 very special Christmas cards left to make and then I've finished all my cards! Caz x

Maxine T said...

Double fun today, love both of them, but the wreath is my fav. Off to make it right now.
Thanks She. Maxine T

Fiona said...

Exquisite cards Sue, especially the first one..love green and red.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two fabulous Christms Cards. I love them both and couldn't choose a favourite.
Thank you again for all your inspiration.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Annie Pennington said...

Love the Let it Snow Die Sue. It makes a stunning card. Annie P x

jane said...


Hi Sue
Two lovely cards today both very different, can't decide which I like the best.
I love the snow die and use it a lot but you show so many different ways to use it.
Just keep them coming

Jane xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love both these cards, going to give the wreath a try.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue. I'm going to start with the second, Let it Snow card...it's elegance personified!!!
The wreath is so fresh and alive and it looks like it was so much fun to build up. I love it! As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Two beauties again today! The wreath looks stunning although I agree I wouldn't make a batch of them because of the cutting but gorgeous for a special card. The second card is my favourite . Really lovely.
Watched the video last night - how clever - will be giving that one a try . You created a striplet from a border - if you see what I mean!
Norah - thanks for answering my question about the presents. Times have changed so much - no Lists in my day and as you say it was lovely to receive even a very small present as they were all used. Totally agree with you about children and learning to live within your means as my Grandad used to say! It worries me to see 8 year olds with iPhones . I see that every Monday at the after school club.
Brenda - sorry you are still not fighting fit as they say but hope you are a bit better today. hug on its way!
Maria - sorry you not so well . Hope you can a have a bit of a rest at the weekend. Sending a hug to you too.
Alison - enjoy your day out - Happy Anniversary. Hope the weather in the Lakes is kind to you.
Pam - sending hugs in your direction too. Thinking of you at this time.
Anne and Ian - thinking of you too.
Janet - enjoy your pastries!
Have a lovely weekend everyone. Special hugs if you are alone, suffering pain or sad.
Love Myra xx

Craftychris said...

Both are wonderful! xxx

Cathie Weary said...

Both cards are beautiful today. Love the way you used the peace die as a swirl background. The acetate over the silver card makes it look like a mirror. Thanks for sharing and showing us a different way to use the dies once again. Have a great weekend.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT CRACKING CARDS.I CAN HEAR THE CAROLS AND SMELL THE MINCE PIES. WHAT A WAY TO USE UP ALL THOSE GREEN BITS FORM CHRISTMAS CARDS AND WRAP. THINK FIRST ONE MY FAVORITE. HAVE TO USE THE GLUE FOR THE BERRIES (GIVE THEM 3D AND COLOUR WITH RED IF NO RED GLUE). WONDERFUL. YOU GOT MY MIND BUZZING WITH IDEAS AGAIN.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards and I cannot choose between them. Using the fancy edges of the Peace die as a border is ingenious.

Hope everyone has a happy and crafty week-end.
Frances

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Really pretty cards, love both.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Love them both!

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love them both!

Weather variable. Mega storm yesterday soaked to skin!

Warmer today xxx

Pearl said...

oohh! lovely double day cards, which one to choose eh/ Love 'em both Sue, both would be lovely to receive so I may include them in my Christmas card makes to my friends and family.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

terrie said...

Seeing two of your wonderful cards is a treat...
The wreath card is awesome and the snow card is beautiful.
Well done Sue on both cards.

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue, lovely cards.
Love Zena x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, totally different from each other - thank you for sharing.
Beverley W

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
Love both cards today. But everywhere has sold out of the The Let It Snow Die(it's rarer than hens teeth). Loved the video yesterday also. Hope everyone has a great weekend. Susi x

June Horrocks said...

Love the cards sue so beautiful both of them get well soon steph must admit my hands are just the same just come back from lanzarote so I'm blaming the cold after so hot also the flue jab I had when I got back so painful. Love to all June xxxxx

Laura O said...

two great cards ,love the second one ,so stylish love the swirly border .Laura O

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are beautiful as usual. I am particularly fond of Christmas wreaths, so of course the first one is my favorite. Pinned them both. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605407728/

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605407732/

Susan White said...

Both lovely cards, although I'm getting slightly alarmed now that I've not had any time to make even one Christmas card yet this year! Maybe this weekend... Susan x

Jackie Whiteman said...

Love theses cards, beautiful as usual. Have now received my Austrian dies and am having a lovely time playing!!

magpie said...

Helloooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! What a fantastic two-fer Sue! Gorgeous different coloured greens that make this wreath. I love the swirling holly embossing folder. It's gorgeous....Second card what a wow factor! Great idea of using the swirls to make a background. When I saw the photo that showed a glossy oval, I thought it was gloss card.... Nice surprise that it was acetate! I've got a bit of that! Love the way that you used the sticky sheet too on the lettered "Let it Snow" stunning! I went an art and craft shop yesterday to get some red liquid pearl and I noticed a big tub of Iced Snow on the counter. I told the chap that I was using it on the Christmas cards I was making this year. I said it was just gorgeous and sparkly. He then told me he was thinking of covering his bannister with the decoration that you put over your mantelpiece, from top to bottom. Then he was thinking of adding Iced Snow to it in parts. By the time we left he was definitely going to do it....lol! I do do love it! "Thank you Sue" for the wonderful inspiration that you bring. Sending love and hugs to you and your family xx Sending love and hugs to our Wilsonettes who are in need. Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, two very beautiful cards today I just love them both, The holly card is stunning and you have had me searching through my stash to see how many greens I can come up with, definitely going to play with this one. lLove the way you have used the Peace die to make a border on the second card - you're really getting me thinking out of the box now!
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Pam, Like everyone else I'm really worried, where are you? I check every day to see if your name is on the blog, lots of love.

Anne C Hope hope you are okay and Ian is improving sending you both love and prayers.

Janet, hope you enjoyed your pasty. If you keep telling us about these yummy cakes and pasties you might find one of these Fridays you have a lot of visitors!!!!

Myra, thanks for the hug, combined with the nip of brandy and I had last night it has really helped. LOL

Sending gentle caring hugs to those in pain, sad, lonely or just because you need one, bless you all

Barbara said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards Sue! Very hard to pick a favourite but I do like the wreath!

Brenda Lello said...
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Gail Chase said...

Love these cards! Simple and elegant. How do you come up with all these great ideas? I don't have the holly dies yet, but I'll be looking for them to add to my collection.

CHERYL brown said...

Beautiful cards today, 2 great twofers.
Hugs to all,
Cheryl xxx

CHERYL brown said...

Beautiful cards today, 2 great twofers.
Hugs to all,
Cheryl xxx

Vie Carter said...

Both are really lovely

Vie
x

Meg said...

Hello Sue,
the wreath card is really lovely - all those little leaves to layer.
I do like the Snow card too - you are so lucky to be able to make with all the dies.
Still missing you Pam.
Love to all
Meg
xxx

Hannah A. said...

Pretty cards; and I can see so much work goes into them. I love how you've created the wreath with the individual fronds of holly. And the second card has got me thinking on what I might use my recently purchased acetate for! Thanks for sharing. :) -Hannah Aitken

Brenda Hanlon said...

Great cards Sue, especially like the second card and will give the technique a go with this one.

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Anonymous said...

Love them both but "Let it snow" is a real stunner - will be trying that out this weekend. Linda S

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two Gorgeous Cards Sue!

They are both lovely creations. I love how you've created the wreath on the first one and second one has one of my favourites dies, the 'Let It Snow' die.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous card you have given us today, I think the Snow one is my favourite if I had to choose but they are both equally stunning.

Love & Hugs

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

Ann said...

Hi Sue

2 Beautiful Christmas cards my favourite is the let it snow I have that die and it is beautiful.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Karen G Ratcliffei said...

Morning Sue
What exceptionally gorgeous Christmas cards. Love how you come up with so many different ways to use your dies. Can't wait to try some of these techniques. Love the look of the open and closest leaves on the wreath and the swirls on the other card. You have put a lot of thought into your designing of your dies.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandra. Yes, Ive been asking for a few days now if anyone else has been asked to enter a number after clicking 'post' I think its something Blogger has newly introduced, as Kim's blog has started doing it. Never mind, as long as I can still enter Particraft that's all that matters : )

Lancashire Steph xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are stunning. I have the let it snow die, and can hopefully borrow the holly die. Yippee, can do my own take on this. Sandra I got the prove I'm not a robot on Wed, but not since. So that must prove I'm not one. Looking forward to seeing you and Mrs B on Tuesday. Spent the day in Bournemouth with our friends. Back at Dave and Sues now as our friends have gone home.
Hugs to all in need of one today.

Karen Drew said...

I love Fridays. Not only does it mean two days off but two lots of inspiration from you.
They are both gorgeous. Can't choose between the two of them.
Luv
Karen xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue great cards today love both of them! In a rush today as getting ready for family part tonight and I had to finish the cake. Hope everyone is ok -still no Pam ! Have a great evening. Love Diane G xxxx

Kathy Krug said...

Love the traditional wreath and how you used the Peace die for the background The acetate looks really great.

Vick said...

Stunning work as always Sue, the silver and white let it snow is my favourite, lovely, hugs, Vick xx
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barbara macaskill said...

Both of these gorgeous cards have me drooling on my computer!! The holly wreath is absolutely gorgeous and I love the little poinsettia on the banner!
Your Let It Snow card is magically delicious! So much shimmer and shine! OOOOOOOO! Gives me shimmer shivers and that is a good thing!! Doing a happy dance right now because I get to see such beautiful creations!! TFS!

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue
I love these two cards the wreath looks stunning. I must try this.The let it snow die is beautiful.

June x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Great double day with two of my favourite Xmas dies from your Christmas die range. Love the holly and love the Let it Snow (probably my favourite of all the new dies). Have used both already and had load of compliments. Both of these cards will take my cards to another level so thanks once again for all the inspiration and keep up the good work

IVY Cheong said...

Hi sue,

I've always loved these cards before and the dies too. Stunning.

Hugs,

Ivy L xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, Two absolutely stunning cards today thank you, I love both of them both, sorry can't have a favourite. You had me searching through my cardstock – to see how many shades of green I can come up with for the holly wreath, so definitely intend to give that one a go. You really are so clever using the Peace die to make a border, now that's what I call thinking outside of the box!
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Anne C - sending love and prayers to you and Ian Hope all is well.

Pam - Hope you're okay, we miss you.

Myra - Thank you for the hug, that and a wee dram of brandy (Yuk) last night at bedtime, I feel and so much better.

Janet - Feel quite envious of all the lovely pastries you talk about when you're over in Burgundy. Be careful one of these Fridays you might suddenly have a lot of visitors, ha ha

Brenda Lello said...

Steph, I have had the number THING don't understand it. I suppose it's some sort of security issue. But I didn't have to do it today with numbers. As I forgot to sign out yesterday! Hope the hands are behaving themselves, LOL

Rosie said...

Gorgeous cards, Sue.....i do love the holly and the snow dies...xx

Anne O said...

Hello Sue
Two gorgeous cards today again. The holly leaf ring reminds me of a card you made a year ago, but with snowflakes! As I'm a fan of snowflakes, that card is one of my all-time favourites! But the holly leaf wreath is not far behind!
Best wishes.
Anne O

Anne O said...

Hello Sue
Two gorgeous cards today again. The holly leaf ring reminds me of a card you made a year ago, but with snowflakes! As I'm a fan of snowflakes, that card is one of my all-time favourites! But the holly leaf wreath is not far behind!
Best wishes.
Anne O

Sue Edwards said...

How do you do it Sue, you're amazing.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
2 magnificent Christmas cards today.
Love both of the very different styles.
Thank you so much for all your inspiration, you give me.
I have just finished a red card with the Christmas bauble die.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

DeyaniraC said...

Good day Sue
Love both card. triple Christmas to me. today I received my new CE dies: Let it Snow, Galicia and Murcia. I been waiting for the Let it Snow die for a while and it finally here and is beautiful.
Have a nice weekend.

Jill Liddle said...

Two lovely cards again today.

Janice K said...

Sue I don't know how you do it! I love both cards, although very different in design, both are so very classy and elegant-stunning! x

Theresa Pace said...

oh Sue. these are both great! the first one is exquisite and the second is lush, hugs x

Helen Kington said...

Good evening Sue - I love both theses cards but I think the first one slightly edges it for me. I do so love Fridays - well actually I love every day.
Well its Friday and hopefully everyone is looking forward to the weekend. Hugs all round to all those in need. Take care all Helen K xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I really like both cards, I have a thing for making wreaths on cards or on paper rings but let it snow is my favourite too. I try buy this die every few days, will be mine soon! Unless there's none left and may settle for just the CE stamp... or both! Have the nice snowflake justrite stamps so not like I'm doing without!

Sorry for my absence still, was asleep all day today as my PA and I pre prepared Mr Ws and mine evening meals yesterday. I like cooking so it was a nice thing to do. Still trying to catch up with paperwork, changing energy tariff, make doctors appointments plus all those other bits of I've neglected. Mr W taking me in town tomorrow to buy some essentials and then on Sunday or Monday I'm hoping to play with my new french dies. I'm looking forward to it but my body is struggling. Just had some meds so I'll either be back to sleep or bouncing off the walls, lol, Billy and I are so alike in the that way!

Pam, I see people are getting concerned, hope you're ok.

Welcome new Wilsonettes, hugs to Wilsonettes everywhere and special hugs to those who need them.

Have some other emails to check so must go. Where would I be without my phone? Now to convince Blogger I'm human...!

Hugs

T x

Helen Kington said...

Sorry me again I forgot to say I have to prove I'm not a robot too. Helen K xx

Wheely Bad said...

Obviously Blogger believed me last time!!!!

X

Joanna Dickson said...

Absolutely stunning Sue
Short but sweet today
lots of love
Jo xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous both of them. Had a great day at SECC Glasgow yesterday.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful cards, love the holly wreath with the 4 shades of green, it really adds to the dimension without having to have loads of die cuts.
Donna Jones

Craftysusan said...

Wow Sue you are spoiling us with two gorgeous cards. Thank you, I love Christmas cards.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, both of todays cards are absolutely gorgeous. I don't usually like wreaths but this one works. The other card shows how dies have multiple uses. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

lynda said...

Good eavening Sue & Wilsonettes
Wow two beauties I love them both the first is a work of art a very tradisanal Christmas card love all the holly the die is gorgeous.The let it snow card is stunning love how you have done the focal element so effective just lovely.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Wheely Bad good to see you back today,but please take care don't over do it your body is saying slow down.so Rest up with Billy love & hugs Lynda xx

Pam missing you hope your ok & haven't over done it going back to work take care Hugs to you & Robbie
Lynda xx

Sandra hope you are ok & your hip is on the mend & your not in too much pain . I'v put a few cards on my blog Love &Hugs Lynda xx

Anne C love & hugs for you & Iain hope is is feeling a little better Lynda xx

Yorkielass hope your ok missing you hugs Lynda xx

Hugs to all not feeling 100% plenty for all love Lynda xx

Big Hugs Margaret corgi owner,Jean D,Sheila G,Hazel Tina E,,& all Wilsonette friends love & Hugs Lynda xx

Sioux P said...

So glad you are not asking us which card we like best, they are both beautiful. Thanks as always

Gail said...

Two gorgeous cards - luv them both cos they are both so different from each other xx GaiT xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue lovely cards again as per usual! Love all your projects. From Annie.B Irchester, Northants

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards today.
I like them both equally.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Your first card - Wreath- is beautiful a lot of work has went into make it but i have to say your Snow card Is Absolutely Stunning and very Stylish
Take care
Hazel G XX

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love both of your stunning cards today - gorgeous :-) Hugs to all xxx

Dawn Holben said...

They are both stunning.
The ivy one is beautiful and different and a fantastic way to use the die which I must now get.
My favourite has to be the let it snow one and will be trying that out next week too.

Brooke b said...

Beautiful cards love them both, so elegant.

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and all, what nice way to end the week with two gorgeous cards. Hugs to all Gx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue
Well at last my comment stayed where it was supposed to yesterday so hope I am lucky today too. These are two absolutely stunning cards so very beautiful indeed I love both of them.

Norah I do so agree with you about children wanting I used to say to my girls I want, I want, gets nothing, please may I have gets much more. Now they are grown up and appreciate all they have, unlike lots of young people today in debt up to their necks.

Pam thinking of you, hope things are not too difficult.

Take care everyone especially Steph, Sandra, Lynda and Tina.

Margaret corgi owner

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Two beautiful cards today, I love both ,but I think the wreath just nudges forward.

Hi Pam, I so hope that what ever is keeping you from Sue's blog, is nothing you are finding to hard to cope with. Love and hugs to you and Robbie X

To my lovely friends on the blog XXXXX Big hugs

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Lacelady said...

Hi, Sue, I've been minus a broadband connection for the last 8 days - how frustrating, but at least I had a lot to look at when I got here. I loved today's wreath card, but the snowy one looked rather dull on my screen. Sadly I don't seem to have been drawn out of the hat, so I'll get back to checking in every morning as I was doing before I was rudely inturrupted.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue,

What a stunning couple of cards these are. I adore the holly wreath one, so colourful with the four greens and berry red against the White. Love the holly embòssing folder you've used.
The White and silver 'let it snow' card is superb! Love it! I love all the whites and textures you've created.

Sorry I've not been around much, my health is still not good.

Thank you for your hard work, amazing inspirational cards (and videos which I need to catch up on! )

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove xx


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Two lovely cards yet again. Love the let it snow die.
Jimi Mac

Darlene4527 said...

I absolutely love the second card! The ideas you have for using the dies amazes me!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love them both. Just visited Phil Martin's shop in Nottingham on way to Il Divo concert. Bought more of your dies and embossing folders. Can't wait to use them,and a demo with Julia tomorrow. What a weekend!

Sandy H said...

Two lovely cards. I especially like the Let It Snow card. Still haven't started making my Christmas cards.
Off to prove I'm not a robot - I haven't been asked for a number just words or a string of swirly letters. Causing me a few problems as I think I need new specs. Do robots wear glasses?

janet said...

I like both of these, but a little less work in the second one maybe? Have the dies for that one but not for the holly one (have holly punches in abundance though.
Janet in Kent