Friday, 31 October 2014

It's A Double Day

Happy Halloween!  Even though it is Halloween, we have another Friday Christmas double day for you!  We have a double dose of Baubles today, but they look very different.  First up we have a sort of distressed style. I used the large die from the Italian Decorative frames to cut a circle aperture in the centre of a piece of milk card.   I embossed the piece with the Swirling Holly embossing folder.  I used a clear Perfect Medium pad around the edges then dusted it with gold embossing powder.  Prior to heating it, I used my finger to remove it slightly so there would not be a definite hard edge left.   I added mounting foam to the back of this piece then mounted the aperture over a piece of soft gold card.  I cut one of the Decorative Frames from the Italian collection using the inner heart die and recessed it into the aperture area.  Next I stamped the Christmas Night Bauble stamp in black on milk card.  I used an Antique linen distress marker and highlighted the scene a bit.  I cut it out with the matching Bauble die then went around the edge with a Perfect Medium pad.  I dusted the edge with gold powder and removed some of it with my finger before heating as I did on the background.  I cut the bead cap out of gold card and glued it to the top of the bauble.  I mounted the bauble on foam in my aperture and added a chalk seam binding messy bow at the top.  I used some metallic twine and a small Dazzler in the centre that I had changed the colour with some gold mixative alcohol ink.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with a Fancy Framed tag.  I inked it with Antique Linen before removing it from the die.  I mounted it with foam below my bauble.  I completed the card with a milk mat which I pierced with my piercing ruler, then a thin gold mat and a final milk mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 3/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.







 The second card uses the same bauble die, but with the addition of gilding flakes and decorative paper.  I covered a piece of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet and used the outside Bauble die shape to cut an aperture.  I peeled away the backing paper and gilded the aperture with Golden Jewels Gilding flakes.  I mounted foam on the back of this piece and attached a piece of decorative paper from my craft stash behind the aperture opening.  I cut the Vintage Bauble in white card using the decorative insert die.  I glued it into the recessed aperture opening and added pearls to embellish it.  I matted this piece with a white mat that I pierced the edges on then a slightly larger white mat to give a finished look to the focal element.  I used the Nordic Trees embossing folder to emboss a larger white background piece.  I tied a piece of white frilly edged ribbon around it vertically and taped the ends to the back,  I added a double bow to the side with glue dots.  A white crystal Sparkler adorned the centre of the bow and I made two matching stick pins as embellishments.  I added a mat which I gilded the edges with Golden Jewels and then a final white mat to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are  7 1/2" x  9" in size.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing two completely different bauble cards today!  All for now, Sue x












168 comments:

barbiepinkfairy said...

Prefer number 1 like the vintage colours.

Hope all are well, Pam be kind to yourself you have had a horrible year and need to take time.

Steph, hope the mojo is back!

Back home now so will try to catch up with you all xxx

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, two beautiful cards today again Sue, how do you do it, so different, I love them.

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

Anonymous said...

Do like the first one very much, Sue, looks almost Victorian with a touch of shabby distress. Second one very regal with the gilding flakes and of course love the embellishments!

'P' in Wales

Sandra, forgot to say, when people did like cards, they usually bought
several!

Glennis said...

Another two beautiful cards - love the bauble on the first one - just gorgeous

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Kim,
It's no.2 for me but if I were to receive no.1 I'd also be over the moon.
You are so inspirational!
Hugs, Rose

Rose in Chester said...

I'm sorry Sue..............
It's early, I SHALL go to bed now.........
Of course you're not Kim..........
Hugs, Rose

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
I love both cards, thank you very much Happy Halloween to all.Take care Kitty.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

I also prefer number 1, the vintage look of the card really lovely.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue,

Happy Halloween!

Both cards are beautiful, love the bauble on both but second hits the spot. Great video yesterday too, thank you,

Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,

Love both of the cards. Can't choose between them.

Love, Roz.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Two very different but beautiful cards. I love the first one because of the distressed effect. I can't think how you come up with so many different ideas. Thank you again. Hugs Heather X

auscrafts said...

these Baubles make absolutely stunning cards

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue, these are stunning, two beautiful but different designs. My favourite is the first one with the distressed look.

Love & Hugs

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

Breezes said...

Well I think it's official - Sue Wilson can do no wrong !!!

Two different cards, both striking and both utterly gorgeous - who could choose ? Not me I love them both!!!

Hugs,
Rose
xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Happy hallowee to you all
Two stunning cards again love the second one a little bit more thank you for sharing tracyw x

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
Happy Halloween x
I love the vintage appeal of card number 1 and the night bauble looks fantastic, such beautiful details. x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, both cards are gorgeous, shows just how versatile the dies are, because they make the cards look totally different. Love the stamped bauble on the first one. Have a great day. Bx

Anonymous said...

Good morning all. Sue love the cards number one is my favourite. Have a nice week- end everyone. JJ x

Patricia said...

Happy Haloween Sue,
Two stunning cards, 1st one is my favourite.
I am loving the stamps, I am not a stamper, however I am really tempted with these.
Have a great day
Hugs

Patricia xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Happy Halloween to you too! Two stunning cards, love them both! Love Jean xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
A DOUBLE "WOW WOW" I Can't Choose Between Either Of TODAYS Amazing Awesome Cards.
I Love Friday When It's Double Card Day Espcially When Your Showing Us Fantastic Christmas Cards, I Love How With The First Card You've Incorporated Some Of Your Other Dies From Your Collection, I Love The Baubles The First Is Amazing As You've Used Two Of My Favourite Techniques Using Dies And Stamping Which I Love Doing This Is My Kind Of Crafting.
I Love The Second Card As Much As The First Its Just As Rich And So Very Opulent, I Love The Gold Jewels Guilding Flakes That You've Used, I Love How Youve Added Your White Bow And Your Awesome Stick Pins, I Love The Decorative Paper From Your Stash, Your Cards Today Are Truly And Extremely Beautiful, I Can't Begin To Thank You Enough For Sharing Your Tremendous Work With Us And Sharing All Your Tips And Techniques, Sue Thank You So Very Much I Appreciate All That You Do, Please Continue Bringing Us Awesome Cards.
How Would You Like Me To Send You My Christmas Card List And You Finish Them Of For Me Lol!!!!!
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xx
Hugs To All

Maria Illsley said...

Two very different cards Sue like them both xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I can't choose a favourite because I love them both. Just by using the stamps the same die looks so different your so talented. When distressing first came out I distressed everything lol. Now that you've reminded me how great it looks I must do some distressing.
I'm awaiting news from Ireland my Nephew's wife is in labour so a little bit excited lol.
Hugs x
Heather T

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue two lovely cards, think the first one has the edge for me. I love using this bauble stamp and it stamps so well. You have given me a few more ideas to use it. Thank you x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the soft embossed edge on the first card - must try that! Think I'll start the CCards next week as now finished all the Bday ones till the end of 2014 - and its going to get colder next week - so enjoy a lovely day today all - it could be the last warm sunny day we see for a while...
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Two stunning cards. Sorry i cant choose a fav as they are both gorgeous. Have a great weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I always look forward to Friday's double day and yet again you have not disappointed me, I love both of the cards. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Annie said...

Happy Halloween to all!
Both gorgeous, Sue, the first one is my fav!
Have a good day and weekend everyone
Hugs Annie x

TDQ Karen said...

Not a great bauble fan really but I like the first and love the techniques. Thanks for sharing as The Italian dies would not have automatically been on my list to see for Christmas cards and I love them xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue and happy Halloween everyone. Two wonderful cards you have for us today but the first one is my favourite one. But both of them are very classy. Take care Sue xxx

Debs A xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two lovely cards, like the stamped bauble on the first card.

Michele.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Gorgeous cards but I think the first one is my favourite - I love the distressed yet chic look.
Have a lovely weekend everyone. Sue xxx

sonja_w said...

Liking the second one, just a tiny bit more as I love the gilded background for the bauble. Will add to my list to try x

Aspiring crafter said...

Two fabulous cards Sue, the first one edges it for me!
Love the stamp , so effective.
Have a great weekend
XxRuth

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
The Double Day Friday comes around so quickly doesn't. It doesn't seem two minutes since last Friday but eh ho it's Halloween and the end of another month.
This week I really do have a favourite and it has to be number 1. I'm such a traditionalist where this season is concerned and the bauble with the stamp scene is just so so traditional it just has to be.
I must try stamping in the space of last year's bauble and see how it goes. I have decided on my dies for this year but I can still have a 'play'.

Norah - No not 'seriously mad' you are proud of your Country. Nothing wrong in that. It's just like someone uttering negatives about Yorkshire - We're all up in arms when that happens. We're proud and not afraid to show it.
I always talk to my Mum & Dad and bring them up to date with goings on in the family. I also talk to my Granddaughter who would now be 27 and tell her all about the antics of her brother and sister and their families. It's just a natural thing to do for me.
Sandra - hoping all our comments have helped with your problem. Just remember you are proud of your creations and should be able to let people know that.

Well as it's Friday it's market day in Corbigny and hopefully the bakery will be open for our weekly pastry treat. It's really cold here today so the market may be smaller (I really do not know how market traders can stand all day in the cold and all weathers. I know I couldn't and so they do have my admiration).
To all who are under the weather and in pain hope you improve as the day marches on. To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow. Oh hope you all have your Pumpkins sorted for today/night.
Janet x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two glorious cards but
I think number2 does it a bit more for me
but will try doing both.
Nancyd xx

Lesley Cann said...

Both cards are lovely but my favourite is number 1 I really like the distressed look. Have a good halloween.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two beautiful cards for Christmas I have to admit the second one is my favourite all shiny and gold.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Joan D said...

A big decision! No. 1 or No. 2? Can't decide. Like both.xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards Sue. Must try this gilding effect.
Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards again today, Sue - the first is my favourite.

Anne (Northampton)

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of the cards are gorgeous it would be hard to choose between them but to receive either would be a wonderful treat. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

ellyscard creatief said...

Both of the cards are beautiful.
Gr Elly

jane said...

Morning Sue
Two beautiful cards today, they are both lovely but I think number 2 just tips it for me.

Happy Halloween

Jane xx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
Totally stunning cards today and I really could not choose love them both.

I have got the bauble dies and have a day off today and after I have decorated the house for Halloween I will be having a play.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!! and have a great weekend...

Cameeli xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the cards Sue ... Happy crafting ... x

Jane said...

I like the first one best although I'm a silver person rather than gold. I do love the bauble with Santa on.

Jane xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I love both cards today, and your techniques are brilliant. I love the stamping under the baubles
Pat x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Two stunning cards today. Hard to choose, but if really pushed I would go for the first one. I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Cdteach said...

Wow! I just love both of these amazing cards and I can't choose between them.

Jan

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, two beautiful cards, I would go more for the first if I had to choose. Hazel xx

val jones said...

I never fail to be impressed with what you make Sue and these cards are amazing. The picture on the bauble looks as though you could walk right into it.
Lovely, Lovely.
Thank you.
Love Val in Spain x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Love these cards. X

Jan.moogie said...

Two stunning cards Sue hard to choose between them but number one steals the edge for me. Hugs xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Number one for me this morning. Very nice.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Vick said...

stunning x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning cards, love the distressed embossed edge on the first as it gives quite an antique look.
Donna Jones

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Happy Halloween : )
I love both cards but No 1 just the edge for me, I think the Christmas Night stamp is gorgeous. Anyone would be delighted to receive either of these beauties : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Kate's Cards said...

I love them both but the first card is my favourite. Just love the little scene!

Eemeli said...

First one is definitely my favorite. I was thinking that maybe one could bend
the bauble a bit (I mean, use a tool to give it some shape) so it would look
more dimensional and as a "real" bauble. Maybe I should give this one a try...

Hope you have had a great week and will have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Eemeli

Sue from Wiltshire said...

love both cards and there are loads of people each design would suit. They are beautiful.

Marion said...

Hi Sue like them both but the first is my favourite ,love the scene inside the bauble.
Marion H

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
A twofer, what a treat, both lovely and very different, keep em coming.
Regards
Audrey, Wicklow, Ireland

Anne Crawford said...

Sorry Sue, can't choose as I love both cards! and would love to see either in our Christmas display, you must have made masses of Christmas cards and never seem to run out of ideas, you truly have a wonderful imagination!
Just an idea Steph, when I just can't think what to do, to get my mojo going I choose a card I love and try to copy it, and I bet before you've finished you change something ( as often don't have the same dies or something anyway) and hayho the old mojo has returned! Maybe worth a try?
Weather here is quite wet and windy for the Guisers tonight , but I have put up some decorations etc. so hopefully will have our grandchildren and their friends to share some fun with tonight.
Happy Halloween ! Love and Hugs to all xo

nattyboots said...

WOW Sue
I honestly thought your Christmas cards could not get any better , WOW how wrong i was , you have designed two beauties here , well done .
Elaine H X

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, do prefer no.1 but would be pleased to receive either

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and everyone, beautiful cards, I particularly like the first one. Hugs to all Gx

Diane said...

Hi Sue two beautiful cards today and yes I am struggling with my favourite too. I think no 1 has a slight edge because I like the scene but number two is also good because I like the use of patterned paper behind the cut out bauble. Thank you for sharing them. Happy Halloween to you too, it would have been interesting to see your take on Halloween using your dies ! Have a great day. Love Diane G xxxxx
Jackie hope your grand caliber is better soon, I know how much you must be missing it, you know where mine is if you need it xxx
Barbara hope all goes well today xxx
Norah, what can I say, I wish you were nearer so you could help to eat the cake too!!! Yesterday's cake was a success but we are going to try a different filling so just one more tester cake to make and it will be a small one this time! Never thought I would be fed up with eating chocolate cake!!!!! Now we have decided on sizes I can make the fruit one and start feeding it! I don't think you are m ad, I would talk to my parents in the graveyard too if I could. How lovely that they are clean and tidy again. My parents were both cremated so I don't have a place to go, but I sit and talk to them sometimes and know they are watching what we are doing! Have a good day love Diane xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely card, but it's no 1 for me, just gorgeous. I like the way you have used embossing powder around the edge of the card, very effective, will give this a go.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

nannapat said...

Love both of these Sue, the first one is my favourite. I just love the vintage look of it. Pat x

Maryann Laursen said...

Both are really beautiful and sooo elegant cards and I would love to recieve any of these at any time.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So elegant, the top one is my fave, love the delicate pattern on the bauble

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two stunning Christmas cards and so difficult to choose between them. It's amazing how different they both look using the same die. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow, wow, wow !! I absolutely adore the first card, I have all the dies and embossing folder, so I will definitely be trying to make this one. I adore the vintage look to it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jayne S said...

Two beautiful cards today, love them both but fisrt one is my favourite.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and Creepy crafting sisters. Im a miserable old bat on Haloween as there is no rest, and constant dog barking when the door knocks, it drives me bonkers ! I think I may end up to be the most vile OAP when my time arrives !! Oh well, such is life.
SANDRA hope you have read my message on your blog and it makes sence !
Now then Sue Wilson, I could choose a favourite but Im not going to, I maybe a misery guts but Im not in the habit of offending cards, its not nice, they are both so beautiful in their own right. I know that I would leave these cards up all year round, why would anyone want to box cards like this up and put them in a loft, utterly criminal.
So roll on the next festive card you have to show us.
Can I share you with our SAM please Sue, where has my enthusiasm gone, why cant I find my interest, its so distressing, I dont even want to make a card at the moment, its just crazy considering I would spend every spare hour I had in my den, then realise it was time to start dinner ! Ann, thank you for trying to give me a shove in the right direction : )
Im really looking forward to hearing about the quaint little French market and the wonderful pastry you enjoy whilst people watching Janet. Will call back later to cosy up in the kitchen and see the vision.
I hope you have had a good week Sue. To all that are not so well today, my big winter basket of cuddles is open ready and waiting. To our sisters not ready to comment, that time will come, just remember you are ALL missed so much.
To all the mommy's nannies and aunties looking forward to this evening, have a lovely safe evening of fun a treats.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, wow what a great two for, I think I prefer the the first one, I also like the second one it, it is so hard to choose when both are so beautiful.
Have a great day everyone, hugs to all, Jess x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue 2 great Christmas bauble card designs
Denise X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are gorgeous but number one is my favourite. I love the stamped image in the bauble. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs all round.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the cards I think number I is my favourite. love Jean Z xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Oh Sue they are both stunning! I have this die and now I just want to go and make these wonderful cards. I don't often use my gilding flakes but this I have to do. I can't choose between them they are both gorgeous. Don't know how you do it but, so glad you do.
Thanks for sharing
Lorna D

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I'm lost for words, two fabulous cards and I can't choose between them. Love the vintage look of no.1 and the gilded background of 2.
Steph thought of you when I saw the 2nd card maybe get out your "pesky" gilding flakes and just play. Anyway hope your mojo comes home soon
Hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Oh wow 2 stunning cards the 1st one is my fav,hugs Sarah xx
HAPPY HALLOWEEN ALL !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two fabulous Christmas cards again today. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Laura O said...

two fantastic cards ,love both ,Laura O

Anonymous said...


Lovely cards but the first is my favourite.

Take care

Claire

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW these cards are beautiful I love them both
Have a good weekend
Hugs
Carol x

ros hodgkins said...

Good morning Sue, I really like this bauble, and two vey different cards, which is hard to chose between them.
X Ros

Susan White said...

Love the stamping and colouring on the first bauble, so No 1 is definitely my favourite! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow - two stunning cards for us today. Thank you for sharing.
Beverley W

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards today, how lucky are we. I love both cards. I do love your bauble stamps, I have. Few that I use for Christmas. Just a few more ideas on how to use them.
Hugs to all in need of one today.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Happy Halloween,
Two very beautiful cards today I love them both the first one for being very traditional, The second because it has a wonderful gold glow. Sorry Sue too difficult to say which one I prefer. These cards also show us how versatile our dies and stamps are.
Hope you are enjoying your day, love Brenda xxx

NORAH - whenever I go to my parents grave I always chat to them, tell the latest news etc - my husband will say I'm going to put the tools in the car and dump the rubbish, he knows that's my time and I'm very grateful for that.
SANDRA - hope all is well with you, and the sale goes well - whatever you decide to do - good luck anyway.

JANET - Just fancy a coffee right now - I could really enjoy one of those pastrys right now - well I can dream!!!
L

June Horrocks said...

I can't choose between the cards both stunning thank you sue for sharing love to all. Steph you give comfort to all I love you winter hugs hope your mo jo is back soon love June xxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, Two gorgeous Christmas cards. I love them, both very rich and opulant looking.

Joanna Dickson said...

They are both lovely Sue..... you never let us down

Lots of love
Jo xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards today, but I have to say that for me the first one wins. I love the soft embossed distressed look of it. Stunning!
Steph, I'm with you, I hate Halloween! But there again I don't like "Penny for the Guy" or Carol singers either! I get so frustrated when I'm just suiting down to watch something and then the doorbell rings! Kids round us turn their noses up at sweets all they want is money! Have to say they don't get it with me though! Hope you get your mojo back soon. Maureen, hope the decorating is coming on well and you might want to show this to George as we did manage to get booked up for next Thursday and Friday nights so it's off to see the poppies! Even better, off to Portpatrick in Scotland for three nights two weeks later! Don't know what's come over Dave! Norah, I think it's lovely that you talk to your mam and dad at the cemetery, it's amazing how peaceful you feel when you leave just knowing that they have heard you. I think I have caught the bug for your lovely country but have a feeling we might get wet this time! Love and hugs to each and every one of you. Love Alison xx

alimecca said...

That should have said sitting down not suiting down! Alison xx

DMJ said...



Two lovely cards, but the first is my favourite!!



Doreen x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two Lovely Cards Sue!

I like both of them but my favourite one is the first one.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Roisin said...

Both beautiful Sue!! Although I think the first one is also my favourite.....so elegant and understated!

Have a good day!
Roisin

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love them both they look very expensive and opulent and I'm sure everyone would love one of these cards on their mantelpiece.

Gorgeous Sue.

Hugs to everyone who needs one and hope everyone has a great weekend and gets some crafting done.

CraftyJacq
XX

CraftyJo said...

Those baubles are fab - love the way you've used them on both cards.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone,
Two absolutely stunning cards for today love them both, thank you.

Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween, Steph you are not the only one with a dog that barks and we have two so it really will be noisy tonight!

Have a good weekend everyone, special hugs to Lynda, Pam, Tina, Norah and Rory and all who are missing for one reason or another.

Hugs
Margaret corgi owner

camelot67 said...

Two fabulous cards today. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, thank you for these two beautiful cards. Great tip about the embossing powder soft edge on No.1. If I had to choose, I'd pick No. 2 - gold gilding flakes, nice!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Rach83 said...

Two beautiful cards, Sue and a great showcase of your bauble dies. I love the stamp on the first - so festive. The second screams glamour and elegance. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Rachel x

terrie said...

I like you distress look around the edge on the first card it goes so well with the image on the bauble....
With the gilding flakes on the second card is so rich looking...

Well done Sue

Barbara said...

Two beautiful cards Sue!
Both are lovely so cant choose.

hollyberry said...

Two such beautiful cards,think that the first one is my favourite this week.

Meg said...

Hi Sue, oh my - why do you do this to us, I can't find inspiration for one card never mind two. I love this first card most.
Love and hugs to all
Meg
xxxx

Janice K said...

Two great examples of how the same die can look so very different, both cards are stunning.x

Joan Donaldson said...

Afternoon Sue, two beautiful cards, but the first one has the edge for me.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Two lovely, lovely cards yet again. SueL x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. I love both of today's cards. Stunning. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

CHERYL brown said...

Two beautiful cards yet again from the imagination of Sue's brilliant mind.
Have a good Halloween to all those who celebrate it.
hugs Cheryl xxx

Carole Z said...

Two stunning cards Sue...love the bauble on the first one, beautiful! Happy Halloween! Carole Z X

Chris Curry said...

Finally I get to see your cards for today, and what beautiful cards they are. I have this bauble and love it. You give us new ideas for it Sue, Thank you. Think the first one is my favourite but both are beautiful. Xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I like both cards but would have to choose number one as my favourite. Then again, I love the bauble and backing paper on card number two.

To those that 'do' Hallow'een, I hope you have a lovely time and to those that don't (Steph?) - lock the doors & turn down the lights so no-one thinks you are in!
Frances

Virginia Davey said...

I really like are bauble cards they are very pretty.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sue, two very beautiful cards, difficult to choose between them, so love them both, hugs Kate x

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
Two very beautiful cards, but so different. I love both.
Hope everyone has a good weekend.
Susi x

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone. Oh boy Sue, two cards today and they are both stunning. My favourite is the first one but the second one is a equally beauty.

Weekly shopping done,washing done and hanged,little bit of dusting and the stew is on,it's been a full day of things to do and you feel good to have it done and then I know my body does not agree,crap. Tomorrow I got the house for myself and my husband very nicely let me sit at his desk in the office for some crafting,yay a whole day for some glitter and flaking,what do you think Steph ? or have my mojo gone somewhere with yours because the last few weeks I have had problems to get going with anything really and it is soooo annoying !

Barbara-hope your op has gone well,take care and hug.
Pam-Hug to you,lovely to see Robbie doing well.
AnneC-hug to you and well wishes to lain.
Meg-nice to hear baby Leo doing fine,big cuddle to the little one and of course Skylar too.
DeyaniraC-So much rain in your home country,don't think I would like that.I prefer when it's drier but as you said not good either when it's to dry for some country's...your country must be quite green with all that rain :-)

Time to put the veggies in the stew and have a coffee ,I think .

Hugs to Sam S,Tres, Wheelybad,ToB and everyone else who are poorly,wish you better

Hugs to June and LynneM, take care both and looking forward to see you back when you are ready.

Warm hugs Maria x

IVY Cheong said...

Good evening Sue,

Just got in from work and checked out the 2 stunning stunning cards. You are such a talented inspirational lady and love all your work. Thank you for sharing with us.

Hugs,

Ivy L xx

Kathy Krug said...

These are so beautiful. I love the bauble stamp and die.

Gail said...

Good evening Sue,
Hope everyone has had a good day! Very regal cards today, think No1 is the one for me.
Gail C x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A double delight,both cards are stunning.

Marianna Hammer said...

These cards a just beautiful!! Such a lots of good tips too. Thanks :)

Craftysusan said...

Beautiful cards Sue, love seeing the Chirstmas inspiration. Must start mine soon!

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Hello Sue
What absolutely gorgeous Christmas cards. I would be in seventh heaven if I ever got card number one for Christmas. Have to get that stamp and die-just fabulous, especially in the gold color!!

weefortune said...

Hi sue never get fed up of Christmas cards, love them both hugs Elaine

Gail said...

Two fab cards - luv the, both xx GailT xx

Linda Graham said...

Two lovely cards Sue, thank you, Linda x

lynda said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes,I love two fer Friday's
& these two are beauties I cant choose between them as they are both gorgeous & very different,I have this bauble die so will try them my stamp is a different one though but still lovely.Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Sending love & Hugs to Pam your still in my thoughts take care sweet lady,& Hugs to Robbie I love Mary's jornal entry he is doing so well Lynda xx

Gentle Hugs to Lynne M Yorkilass June, & Lindsay your all in my thoughts & prayers Love Lynda xx

Barbra hope operation went well,Hugs for a speedy recovery Lynda xx

Big Hugs to Sandra ,Margaret corgi owner,
Hazel,Wheely Bad & Billy,Tres,Tina E,TOB Theresa, Jean D,Gail C,Sheila G,Myra P,NORAH & Rory,Steph Camille & all Wilsonetts love Lynda xx
I have a new card on my blog if you would like to take a look thank you

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, happy Friday! I love both of today's cards but have to admit that the first one is my favourite. I love the design on the bauble. The second one has my favourite things...the beautiful pins. As always, thanks for sharing with us and have a great weekend. x

craftynanna said...

evening sue, happy halloween, two absolutely glorious cards its hard to chose one so i won't, i don't have any bauble stamps or dies so maybe next year i will do these, regards to all, love J, i am sick of this robot malarkey

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
2 super Christmas cards today.
They are both so lovely, and as I'm an avid fan of gold colour anything, they are just right up my street too.
By the way Happy Halloween, and I hope you don't get too many trick or treaters tonight.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, hope you are well and have had a good week. Loving todays card. Two very different cards but both hove their own wow factor. Have a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue and all.
Both cards are truly stunning. Think they would both look lovely using silver instead of gold.
Love Zena x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Both lovely. I love the pins.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful double day, like both, think I prefer number 1, but having the baubles will give me more options to have a go at.

Maureen Killen said...

Good evening Sue, and all the ladies.
I like both these cards, Sue but I think number 1 just wins it by a head.
Happy Halloween to all - I've just come in from Trick or Treating with my two granddaughters and their mum, whilst granddad and daddy held the fort for children knocking on their door. We have a system here that if you don't want children to knock, you don't switch on your outside light. It works well.
Alimecca - Alison, you lucky thing. London to see the poppies, fabulous, and Scotland - the icing on the cake. I've got one more door and frame to paint and that will be the finish for the stairs and passages down and up. Then it's the downstairs loo to start!!
Pam - love to you and Robbie.
Anne - hope things going well for you and Iain.
Barbara - hope all went well.
Love and hugs to all xx

Maureen Killen said...

P.s. Alimecca, I have shown your post to George, he just said "humph"!! x

Jill Berg said...

Hi Sue,

I think your bauble dies are the nicest I have seen. Love how you have also designed the stamps to give even more options

Dawn Holben said...

They are both stunning, my favourite has to be the first one.
I really love the bauble die and have made some cards with it today
it really is my favourite bauble die.

Theresa Pace said...

both lush and opulent. love the first one. has a more delicate feel about it. hugs xx

Maureen B. said...

Sue where does your innovation stop? I love both these cards and can'choose a favourite. I did some rather like these (but not as good as yours!) From your idea and dies and stamps and my niece loved it so much I spotted it in her glass cabinet still 9 months later!, She said she loved it so much she couldn't put it away!, Praise indeed which is actually all down to you, thank you so much. I really would love to do it with your wonderful bauble dies you have produced for us this year as Idid enjoy making them. May be tempted yet !! Many hugs Maureen

SHARICA said...

Fab card today .. xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Your first Bauble Christmas card is Absolutely Stunning and very traditional. Your second card is beautiful also
Take care
Hazel G XX

Brooke Bont said...

I love them and the colors are wonderful.

Pearl said...

Lovely cards today Sue, so vintage looking.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Love both of today's cards the bauble and Christmas night stamp are lovely and the guilding flakes are so rich and warm .thanks Sue glad I don't have to choose both are super xx hugs to you x

hugs to Yorkielass & L , Lynda and everyone .
Hugs
Jean D xxxxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Thank you for a twofer. Both are really pretty.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

janet said...

Love the first card best -I have all the ingredients too!! Not sure about the second one -will have to study it in more detail! I suspect it looks much better in the flesh than in a photos.
Janet in Kent

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
NUMBER ONE MY CHOICE. LIKE TO SEE VIDEO OF THIS ONE. BEAUTIFUL
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Myra P said...

Hi Sue, So sorry I'm really late tonight or is it tomorrow? Lol.
Well today's cards are both stunning and I am not too proud to copy! Today while using my bauble dies I wondered what would happen if I used the outside cutting edges of both baubles taped together one inside the other.I was really pleased with the shape I got! It worked an absolute treat. I'm sure you'll have tried it - but it gives a lovely border for the larger die while cutting another solid little bauble. If this makes no sense - apologies! I got a bit excited - lol.
Thanks for inspiring me every day.
I'm not a big fan of Halloween - so pleased its over.
Love to all,
Myra xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Two really lovely cards today !! If I had to choose a favourite it would be number one, but I do still really like number two as well. I love the stamp scene you have used for the bauble on the first card. I also love that background folder. I think the card looks fab with the distressed gold embossing. My preference has always been more Traditional cards. I love the gold gilding flakes on the second card. The bauble, again looks great and I love your bow and stick pins to !! Some lovely ideas to try out. Thank you for sharing these two beautiful cards today.
Take care Sue. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Myra, Thank you for your lovely get well wishes yesterday. They were much appreciated. You are very kind and a very lovely lady. Thanks again love from Tres x x x

To all the Wonderful Wilsonettes, take care everyone. Sending lots of love to you all from Tres x x x

Nana on the Hill said...

These are simply beautiful Sue, your so inspirational!

Sandra said...

Hi Sue &!friends,
Number one for me Sue, love that stamp and what you have done with it, but I like number two too! X
Just a quickie Ladies, I am so exhausted I can't tell you, thank you all for your amazing advice, I am going to give it a go, I haven't got that much made, I like to personalize my cards, so doing the randomly seems a little different, I will have a big notice on my side saying "personalised cards made to order" I have also made a good few bits of jewellery. I finished putting bits together at about half one am, now laying here in so much pain that I can't sleep! I hope it's worth it, Lucy bless her, made me some little business cards with my email and blog address on, so that I didn't have to be associated with anyone else! Well I must go,
Thank you all so very much for your fabulous advice,
Huge hugs,
Sandra xx

Alice G said...

Two really stunning cards Sue, I love them both!

Hugs Alice xx

Angela Wade said...

Two lovely cards, Sue. I have to admit the first card is my favourite.

Have a good weekend everyone and hugs to you all, especially all who are ill, in pain, or in need ((( )))

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Sandy H said...

Both cards are lovely. Such different looks from the same die.
Take care everyone.

Jean Bullock said...

These cards are glorious. Someday I would like to try those gilding flakes. When YOU use them, the results are spectacular. I pinned of course. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605492760/

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605492765/

Vie Carter said...

Happy holidays, two for the price of one

Beautiful cards, love the design, pins and dazzle

Vie
x

Shazza said...

fabulous cards x

Darlene4527 said...

Love the gold and the stamp inside the bauble.

America said...

Great Vintage look with its distressing around panel on the first, love the Gold and sparkle on the second one.

Somerset Wedding Gal said...

This is such an incredibly sophisticated design! I absolutely love the gold detail.