Friday, 10 October 2014

It's A Friday Double Day

Hello bloggers!  I have two very different styles of Christmas cards for you today!  This first card was a bit of an experiment, but I liked the way it came out so I made it into this card.  I started by stamping the Justrite stamp called Holly Ribbons using a clear Perfect Medium pad onto black card.  I dusted the card with Sparkle Pigment mica in Sunny Gold.  Next, I inked up the Snow Days Background stamp (from Justrite) using a Clear Perfect Medium and over stamped the first image that I dusted with mica.  The image was lifted out of the mica creating an interesting look on the background.  I covered it with clear embossing powder and heated it.  I cut the background into three panels and matted them with Vintage soft gold card and then a wider black mat.  I added them to a larger gold piece using mounting foam. I stamped my sentiment on milk card and cut it into a strip and added it across the card.   I cut two of the Mosaic Poinsettias in gold, offset them to make my flower and mounted them on my sentiment strip. I used a black crystal sparkler with a pearl glued in the centre for the middle of my flower.  I cut several of the Holly Spray die in milk and added them around my poinsettia as accents.  I finished the card with a pierced milk mat, a thin mat of gold, then a final milk mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

 Card number two is an almost all white card, but has just a hint of silver in the shadowing, matting and sentiment.  I embossed a piece of coconut white card using the Swirling Holly embossing folder.  Next Using the Grand Large Labels, I cut a frame for my card.  I mounted it on foam and placed it over my embossed background.  I cut three Christmas Trees (from the Illuminated Christmas Tree die set)in white and one in silver card.  I glued the trees so there were two white ones overlapping the edge of the frame and then the silver one in the centre.  The last white tree was glued atop the silver tree, but just slightly off of centre so the silver tree became a shadow for it.  I stamped my sentiment on a separate piece of white card and heat embossed it with silver powder.  I mounted the framed trees above it. I added some silver pearls to the centre tree as accents.   I completed the card by piercing the edge of a piece of white card, then adding a thin silver mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8 1/2" in size.  I hope you will be able to find some elements here that you ca use in your own Christmas cards!  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Beautiful cards Sue, love them. No 2 is the one for me.
Heather, so sorry your brother is so ill, my thoughts are with you.
Sheila, hope your birthday was fun, you are my age now.
Zena hope your back is improving.
Thank you for all of Robbies good wishes, he is travelling a very hard road but he is very determined. I think being home for all of the love and joy has also brought reality of the situation back to him.
The hugs basket is open again, special hugs for the babies, Rory and all who are sad or in pain.

Linda28 said...

Morning all, two beautiful cards today, I like the effect of the first one very unusual and suits the Black theme, the second is so traditional, with a very modern touch, lovely. Thankyou Sue. Off to work now, have a good day everyone. Linda.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, oh it is double Friday today and what wonderful cards they are, both so different in techniques but both equally beautiful. When I looked at the first card I thought OK different, but then read the method of producing it and saw the close up pictures, and I was hooked.

The second card is so lovely, I like the Christmas tree die (although depending on the card used it can be difficult to cut out and I found you have to put through a few times) the effect is stunning, I love the technique of layering a few of the trees on top of one another to give it dimension and I used this technique on our Wednesday craft club this week, it was very popular.

There is so much pain and suffering out there, I do hope today beings some relief to you all.

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

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Wow, what fantastic Double Day cards : ) Both cards are gorgeous. I love the idea of overstamping, will definitely be trying that, and off setting dies to create a shadow is such a lovely effect. I most certainly will be using all of these great ideas, and not just on my Christmas cards. Thank you for yet more inspiration Sue : )
Sending my daily hugs to you all. Take care.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two lovely cards. plenty of scope for inspiration.
Have a good weekend all take care Kitty.

Caroljsmith said...

Wow sue two truly stunning cards today love them both .

Hazel said...

Two stunning cards today. Hazel x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I do so love the double stamping effect on the first one - must try this.
Clare W

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Two beautiful cards today especially the first one which is luxurious and tasteful
Pat x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Both christmas cards are stunning love the second one a little more the trees are great thankyou tracyw x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue, two stunning cards you have for us today, as much as I love the technique in the first card I have to say I do adore the second card with the trees as its so classy & elegant, just beautiful.

Thank you once again for all the inspiration you give us each day.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards especially the first one. I found a piece of black card I had prepared like this last year in my stash the other day, and was thinking of doing some more AND using it. Will do so now!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Double day friday is the best day of the week as us crafters get to see two of your stunning creations. Both of these cards are beautiful and both for different reasons. Never tried the double stamping before so i will be giving that a try over the weekend and the tree is a nice clean, elegant card and it has to be my first choice as i made a one last year but it was with the crosses and i was so pleased with it. Have a great weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

nannapat said...

Two completely different cards & both of them absolutely beautiful. I will definitely try the background technique in the first one and as I love Christmas trees I'll be making the second one too. Thank you so much for your daily dollop of inspiration Sue. Pat xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue two different card but equally as beautiful. And I love the both. And the designs are wonderful.
Take care

Debs xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love both cards, can't decide on a favourite as they're both so different. Will have to have a try at the double stamping though.
Hugs to all. Sue xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Both cards are lovely but I do like the idea of over stamping from the first card, not something I have tried before but will try and give it a go xx

Linda Graham said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, cant choose love them both,started making christmas cards and your inspirations help so much, thank you, Linda x

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
WOW WOW WOW - two-fer Friday and such gorgeous cards. I have all the elements to make the first card so will have a go at the weekend. The second card is just so elegant!!!
Thank you for sharing.
Sheila x

sonja_w said...

Whilst I like both cards, I have to say the first one is absolutely gorgeous. Love the stamping effect and the poinsettia with me over every time. Thanks for sharing with us x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, both cards are very beautiful and elegant, I love the panels on the first one. Have a good day. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
Two lovely cards. I don't have he tree die but will give try it using one I do have.
The first card is really interesting and I look forward to giving it a go as well.
Best wishes,
Evis McCarthy.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards, I love them both. Love Jean xxx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful cards. My favourite is 1.

val jones said...

Both beautiful cards Sue though I love the first one as i really like panelled cards.

Love Val in Spain x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two fabulous cards. The second one is so cool and elegant looking but my favourite is the first one. Simply stunning! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all who need one.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Amazing...both stunning but totally different. I love them both.
Beverley W

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Two very different cards but I love them both.

Love, Roz.x

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
Loving both of these cards, I can't choose between them. I have been looking for those grand large labels with the cut out corners for a long while, but I can't find anyone who stocks them.
Great video yesterday too I loved the butterfly card, it was beautiful
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both cards are great,

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous cards Sue, like them both. Sounds like the technique for the first could be interesting shall have to give it a try. Any card with your beautiful tree is a winner for me and putting one on top of the other sure makes a difference. Thanks for sharing. xx

Joan D said...

Two beautiful but very different cards today. I have the tree die and it is so useful. Must try the mica powder on perfect medium.xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Number one not really for me. I love no 2 really classy!

Love to all who need it and are struggling xxx

Jill Berg said...

Sue, these are gorgeous particularly love the first one - the colours etc are quite stunning

Anonymous said...

Another two inspirational cards, Sue. Card No 1 is very opulent!
Jimi Mac

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Wonderful effect you have on the panels on the first card. Must give it a bash. The tree card is divine but I would have to tuck the overlapping bits under. . . Just my little foible lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both cards today are gorgeous I can't choose between them I love them both. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Marianna Hammer said...

These cards are absolutely beautiful. I love them :)

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, two beautiful cards can't really decide between them . They are perfect for different people, thanks for the inspiration x

Wendy L said...

So pretty and the first one is beautiful. xxx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another two-fer, Sue. Really love the first one, just my type of card in every respect. Do like the second but wouldn't have embossed the background. Think my marathon effort with the Spellbinders similar one last year has put me off doing a tree ever again! However, very fond of Christmas trees and their lovely shape.

'P' in Wales

Pam - really feel for all of you, let's hope Robbie can keep positive and also keep battling.
Sheila Ginger - Happy Birthday - hope it was!
Heather T - with you in spirit.

Cdteach said...

Black is not everyone's cup of tea but I really love the black and soft gold it's so striking and would love to get a card like that even though most of the people I know wouldn't. I do like the style and will have a go at making it with a deep red instead.
Thanks for the inspiration.


Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Two terrific cards, I think the first one has the edge for me, the black and gold look so sumptuous. Have a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Gail said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
Double day now there's a bonus, like both cards, but the first one is for me. Must try double stamping.
Gail Cx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two beauties today.nthe first is my fave as I love those poinsettias

Aspiring crafter said...

Two fab cards Sue.
Like them both and the stamping technique on the first one is something I must try.
I love that holly die!
Hope you are well Sue , have a a good weekend,

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Wow!!! Two fab gorgeous cards today. I love both. Anyone who receives these is so lucky. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heatherx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well I love both these cards today so beautiful, hugs Sarah xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Yet again two stunning Christmas cards, love them both! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Virginia Davey said...

Morning everyone it's tipping down outside and cold guess summer is over. Love the gilding flakes on the holly background and the way you have made it into 3 strips very nice. The Christmas tree card is also very nice.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Just taking a quick peek before I set off for a few days away. Two lovely cards again, you are so imaginative. SueL x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two very gorgeous cards today once again I can't choose.
My brothers condition has got worse over the night so I will take all the best wishes and prayers that have been offered with both hands. I do appreciate all your kind wishes and prayers that have been offered over the last few days THANK YOU X?
Myra P when my handle broke I e mailed Spellbinders and had a replacement handle free of charge.
Hugs x
Heather T

PharmacyMichele said...

Two great cards especially the second one. Looks like we have a lovely day here in Southport but I might have to do some craft shopping then spend some time in my newly painted craft room later as i'm still on holiday.


Diane said...

Hi Sue oh I'd forgotton it was twofer Friday so what a treat. I can't decide between them as they are both so lovely. I like the idea of putting the shadow behind the tree and will be playing with this idea when I get the time! Have a great day. Love Diane G xxxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards
love the both
of them no favourites both are must tries.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Love the technique used in the first card - I am going to forget all these things I am going to try as the list gets longer every day!

Anne (Northampton)

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

Love love love both the cards. The are beautiful. Such a clever lady.

Kind regards,

Ivy ling xx

Crafty Granny said...

Woo hoo a Doubleday! Love both these Sue for different reasons. I off shopping tomorrow so think more of your stamps and dies might 'jump' into my basket!!
Love Nicola x

Glennis said...

Love both cards today, but especially the first one

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a beautiful start to the last working day of the week (for some at least).
I have to say that the C.trees are just in front this week. Both gifts are a true work of art but the tree die is so so beautiful. I have the other tree die from last year and have tried to add a star atop this to make it look a little like yours. Having said that the trees are my favourite I have to say that the holly stamp etc looks very elegant and regal and I would love it to drop onto my door mat.

Pam -Robbie would have found it extremely emotional going home to family and his wonderful Pet but from what I've read he is a very strong and determined young man and will continue to progress even if it is very slowly. Hugs to all of you.
Sheila Ginger - sorry I missed your birthday. Hope you had a really good day.
Myra P - no you don't have to buy another machine. One of my crafting friends had the same problem and I contacted Creative Expressions and they put a new handle in the post for next day delivery and charged £5.
Norah - Hope you get a restful day today after your jaunt. It's horrid when a beautiful day is spoilt by being totally wiped out the following day. It takes all the joy out of it. Hope Rory is still enjoying his college days.
Steph - stay strong young lady. it doesn't matter how long it takes to feel better you'll get there in the end.

We have some sunshine this morning but looks quite breezy. The rose tree in front of the house needs a good cut but as our house is on a corner and at the top of a hill a breeze is like a gale and I cannot stand secure. Another small job for Mr E I think.

To all who are not well and under the weather hope you're feeling better soon. To all take care and stay safe.
See you tomorrow.

hazel young said...

Lovely cards Sue, think first is my favourite as im a sucker for flowers. xx hazel

Brooke b said...

Two beautiful cards , love the effect created in the first card but the second is lovely too. xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful cards, love the panel card you've created such a pretty effect.
Donna Jones

auscrafts said...

two lovely cards but love the first one

Chris Curry said...

Love both cards Sue and as I have the holly background right next to me as I look at your blogg I think I will be trying that one first. Thank you. Xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely cards Sue .. Happy crafting and have x nice day ... X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely cards, but for me the first one just has the vote. I love the over stamping effect, will have to try that, maybe today as I'm making my Christmas cards now.
Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Both stunning cards, but the first one is my favourite.

Take care


Marion said...

Hi Sue i like both cards and it would be an Honour to own one.
Marion H

Maryann Laursen said...

2 very different but oh sooo beautiful cards here again today Sue. Both are gorgeous and really well made as always.

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Two beautiful cards. The first one is my favourite. So sophisticated. X

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards and I find it hard to choose between them.

gwen70 said...

Thankyou Sue for two wonderful cards, both very different but I love them both

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
phew, good job I don't have to pick a favourite. They are both stunning but opposite ends of the spectrum.
I'd have the nearly all white card for quiet Xmas days and the beautiful black and gold one for when I'm in exuberant mood. That background on the first one is absolutely GORGEOUS, as is your poinsettia.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Rose

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & lovely craft friends,
Wow two Christmas crackers!
I love the originality of the first card, but I think I like the second one the best, maybe as it is mainly white on white, which is always a winner, but looks snowy/wintry too, I have to say I really do love that Grand label die!
I was exhausted yesterday so I didn't get around to commenting but loved the card, I think maybe it was something to do with crafting for almost 6 hours at Pat's house, we had such a lovely time, we were like kids in a sweetie shop looking through each other's dies, that were lots of ooh's and aah's! Pat was the perfect host, keeping us fed and watered, although we were so engrossed in crafting we carried on through without a break really, the time just flew by as it always does, Pete (Pats husband) kept us entertained with his funny stories, I felt really bad though as he had hoovered before we arrived and imagine the mess of 3 crazy women, with three Grand Caliburs die cutting for a good 5 hours, there were bits of die cuts every where, Poor Pete! I even had die cut waste in my bra!
I can't wait for the next time, thank you ladies! If you could see the state I get myself into before I go out you would never believe I enjoyed myself, it's just major anxiety, I wish it would just stop, it's exhausting!
I am anxious today as my Mum is going away for the weekend to a hotel with her friendly Club ladies to Hayling Island, she has never been away on her own and she has never,ever been to stay in a hotel, bless her she is so nervous, I am as apprehensive for her as I would be for one of my children! It's funny isn't it that my 20 year old daughter can go off and organise herself a holiday, pack and go without a care in the world, but my mum is totally out of her depth, it feels like it should be the other way round. I emailed the organiser of the trip though and told her that it was a totally new experience for mum and that she would be nervous, she was very reassuring and said that she would share a room with mum to make sure she was ok, what a sweetheart!
Cameeli, I hope you are ok my love, it's almost the weekend!
Janet, how has Mr E got on a doctor, is it all systems go for Burgundy, I hope all is well and the packing has commenced (or should I say) "you secretly stashing things"! Hugs xx
Myra, maybe email Sue, she could point you on the right direction. It's so frustrating when anything happens to something you use so much, you are obviously a lot stronger than you thought, did you have three weetabix that morning! Haha xxx
Heather I am so sorry to hear that your brothers condition has deteriorated, you must be so worried, I am sending you and him a big,gentle hug xxxx
There is a new post on my blog today, so feel free to stop by and leave me a comment, I am trying to get it up and running like so many of the lovely blogs out there, but I am a bit of a computer novice!
Hugs to all of you lovely, kind, caring blog family members,
Sandra xxxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Two very lovely cards so pretty . love Jean Z xx

karenlotty said...

Both cards are stunning You and your ideas! Most of us would have probably made the white the shadow to the silver tree because I suppose we think of the silver as being more expensive and therefore should be at the front Love it your way around

DMJ said...

2 wonderful cards; my favourite is the second one!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doreen x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue 2 lovely cards today.
Denise X

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and dear Wilsonettes. I must start with one message before it disolves into the emptiness where my brain use to live ! Dawn S. Ive tried all over for the Grand label and I believe its been discontinued, although Ive not tried ebay.
Well, a beautiful end to a bit of a rough week, and a week without a single moment of craft - on the plus side I received my Wednesday Red and White WOW on Wednesday and it is absolutly stunningly amazingly beautiful. And as Ive not stepped into my craft den since last market, my gift is on my lovely fire place (my first C card of 2014 and its from Sue Wilson) !! Thank you for the kind message you wrote xx
I love both cards and never tried over stamping - unless Ive done it not realising, is that possible ???
I love the crispness of card two, but both are equally gorgeous.
Still trying to tell myself.Im feeling ok and its all in the mind but its not working, so I'll just let it run its course and hope next week is better.
To all those unwell or sad, I send many gentle hugs. To those celebrating - congratulations.
Hoping you have a lovely day if well enough.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely Christmas cards today , number 1 is tops for me , i just wish my experiments turned out as good as yours .
Well done .
Take care
Elaine H X

julie laz said...

Hi sue, 2 beautiful cards today,
absolutely lovely,
I would love to be given a card like this,
crafty hugs Julie xxxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two Stunning Christmas cards I love them both and you have given me the inspiration to make more cards thankyou.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards, I think the second one is my favourite, white on white is stunning. Another technique to try.
Take care everyone, hugs to all who need them. Jess x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue 2 lovely cards today.
Denise X

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
A double delight!!
I really like both of them Sue, the panel card because it is so different and striking yet the trees are so elegant and traditional.
Thanks for sharing
Lorna D

CHERYL brown said...

Two fantastic cards, but no.2 ticks all my boxes.
I had same problem with the Grand Calibur handle, went to my local craft shop and they replaced it free of charge. Nobody should have to pay for one as the item comes under the Sales of Goods Act which states that items purchased should be fit for purpose. This includes movable parts and as Spellbinders recently recalled the Calibur due to problems with the handles, then you should not be charged by anyone or even pay the postage.Creative expressions are agent for Spellbinders so the SOGA applies to them also.
My very best wishes, gentle hugs and prayers for Robbie to recover speedily now he is home. And to all Wilsonettes who are troubled by illnesses.
Hugs Cheryl xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I absolutely adore both of these cards, the background on the first is stunning, and I will need to re-read how you have done it, so I can try and re-create it. The second is so clever with the off-setting, and the frame looks fabulous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Julie Kay said...

Stunning cards Sue, cannot choose my favourite. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

Jayne S said...

Double day! What a treat with two stunning cards, love them both.

Sparrow said...

I really like the first one.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said.....

Hi Sue, love both of these cards but if I had to pick just one - it's No. 2 ! I'm having a crafty weekend to make some Christmas cards and you have just given me the inspiration I need! Thank you also for your wonderful videos - I've got my friend Alison in Denver watching you now and she just loves your style!!!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Again stunning cards love them both. So different in technique but both beautiful
Carol x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous Christmas cards. The second has to be my favourite, the trees are beautiful.

hotpotato said...

really lovely cards but like the tree one best.

Diane Maitland said...

Good morning Sue. I love your cards for today especially the first one, it is definitely a outstanding modern design. I hope to have a go at this one when I start my Christmas cards. The second card is off course gorgeous and a bit more traditional, will probably pinch this idea as well, lol.
Happy Friday to everyone and have a great weekend.
Crafty hugs from Diane xxxxx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Two stunning cards on this beautiful morning. I love them both. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh I love it when you give us a double dose of your wonderful creations,,,,and you've given us two beauties today, each very different and stunning in their own way. Thank you a double dose of inspiratiom.

Thanks so much for all my Birthday wishes everyone it was so lovely to relax after a hectic day previously.

Steph hope you are feeling better very soon and I've just found the die you need on sorry I don't know how to put a proper link up. It's a wee bit on the expensive side here though. If they have it in stock I do hope it cheers you up.

Hugs to all who need them and hope your days get better very soon.
A warm welcome to the newbies I've missed.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful and very different cards. I love them both so could not choose one over the other. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonette Angels,
Card one is different Sue in an elegant way which i will try with the stamps that i have, but number 2 looks like you have made the middle out of chipboard(looks like it is quite thick is what i mean)as it really stands out with the silver back to it as a shadow. And none of them have a bow anywhere in sight which i know you have done to please all our no bows Wilsonettes. Two beautiful cards that i will try next week when i have cleared the decks a bit with all my sewing and invitations. Thank you Sue for continuing to inspire us with your beautiful creations.
Pam, Robbie will get there not because of his injuries but in spite of them. Mary will need to put her love to one side when making him do what he doesn't want to, as this is the only way that he is going to become stronger and beat his disability to become whole again. She can become mum again when he has done everything he needs to each day, giving him all the love and support that a mother can. He will beat this and with the love of his parents, family and friends he will be strong once more.
Myra P, contact Sue and she will source a new handle for you. Hemming not done yet and will need to be done today as he will need them tonight as on nightshift. He is on the new forth crossing at South Queensferry and although there is a speed limit in place to protect the men on the roads working, the amount of idiots that pay no heed to it is amazing, so the hi viz clothes are so needed. I was trying out the silver diamonti hearts with the ribbon for my nephews wedding invites. I have now everything cut out for the invites except the wording which i need to print of today and cut to fit.
Steph, oh i so wish that we had a switch that could erase and blank out the awful memories. Since we don't have that, i am sending you a hug instead flower.
Heather T, my thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you too, flower.
Tandy, I am thinking of you also dear lady, your son and those wee grandchildren of yours. I truly hope that common sense will come to the powers that be.
My hills have been pinched this morning by the fog, but it is colder and damp up here in the Wee County. I hope that Alison is getting better weather this visit up to Scotland than she has had in the past. Got Kirsten to pick up from the garage as her car goes into have a service and then back to getting these trousers all altered. Have a great day where ever you are today and hugs to all my Angels both on blog and not at the moment, thinking of dear angels not able to make it the now for one reason or another
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Roisin said...

Good morning Sue, two beautiful cards today.......very hard to choose a favourite...thankfully I don't have to....I can just appreciate them!
Have a great day!

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Brooke Bont said...

i love the cards but more color for christmaas

Dawn Holben said...

They are both beautiful, the first one is very different but I love it and the colours.
I wish my experiments came out as beautiful as yours.
I love the second one and like how you have offset the middle tree with a bit of silver as it sets the card off beautifully.

Lacelady said...

I like both cards, but the first one is so pretty with the background. I have no idea how you come up with these combinations, but they work soooo well.

May B said...

Both cards are lovely ! Like the second one as i love Christmas trees on a card reminds me so much of seeing mum decorating tree for Christmas

Kate's Cards said...

You are so inventive Sue! xxx

Meg said...

They are beautiful Sue - you were thinking outside the box again re colours today.

Much love to Robbie and Rory and all who in need.


Jill Liddle said...

Love both of these cards today. Right up my street.

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are so lovely. I love them both equally.

Rach83 said...

Hello Sue,

What a double whammy of wonderfulness today! I particularly love the first of your beautiful cards. The effect of the stamped background is stunning. I also love the flower and how you've used the holly. Your second card is gorgeous too and really shows off the tree die cut.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Rachel x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I love twofer Fridays! Today's cards are both beautiful but the second is my favourite. I really like the poinsettias on the first one and the holly. Love the shadow effect of the silver tree in the second.
Cheryl, Janet, Sandra and Norah and Heather T - thanks for responding about the GC handle. I will take your advice. It's so frustrating not having the use of the machine. Hope it gets sorted out quickly.
Norah - when we were in Edinburgh in July we went to South Queensferry one day. I wondered why the pub was called The Three Bridges! Not living in Scotland any more I didn't know they were building another bridge! The waitress I asked told me it was because the other road bridge was "really old" . Steady on, I said - I remember it being opened! Hope your husband stays safe - why do people not obey speed limits?! happy hemming!
Sandra - just call me Popeye ! Lol . Pleased you all had a super day crafting and ahem talking a little. X
Heather T - how very kind to leave a message when you are going through such a tough time. Sorry your brother's condition deteriorated overnight. Thinking of you and sending love and praying he is not suffering too much. x
Must go as we off to the Lakes this afternoon for a family celebration this evening for my lovely daughter in law's 40 th birthday.
Take care, everyone,
Lots of love Myra xx

SusanP, Kent said...

These are beautiful especially the three-panel card - some experiment! The Mosaic Poinsettias are fantastic I love them.

terrie said...

Both cards turned out awesome...
The first one is rich and elegant with all of the embellishments...
The second is elegant on a more simple side with that touch of silver...
Well done Sue

SHARICA said...

Like both cards but card no 2 is my fave :)

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is a second attempt to post so I'm going to make is short and sweet.
I can't choose between these two beautiful cards, they are both so gorgeous in different ways.
Happy Birthday Sheila. It was my 48th Wedding Anniversary on the 8th.
Heather, prayers offered for you brother.
Yorkielass, I'll post tomorrow about York. xx
Love to all who are on this blog, and many thanks for the hugs offered.
Going now in case I lose it again! xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love your experiments! The first card is stunning and something that I will definitely have to try as I love panel cards.
The second card is beautiful and I have the tree so may just have to give this one a go as well :-)
Hope everyone has a happy and crafty week-end.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

WoW Sue
At last got a few minutes to drop by, really love them both of these cards its so hard to Choose a favourite but for me wthe white on white has the edge.

Have a great weekend everyone.
Cameeli xx

Susan White said...

Amazing cards today - No 1 all the way for me, as I just love different stamping techniques and this background is just wonderful! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Ginnie Rutter said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards today. No crafting for me as mum is seriously ill in hospital.

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue two beautiful card today I just love the panel card Beryl xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love both cards.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love both cards.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. LOVE them both equally.

Beth T said...

What beautiful cards! I thought I had decided what Christmas card to focus on for friends and family this year and then you reveal these beauties! I love the effect of the mica powder being stamped off, and the second card is wonderful as well with the center tree being layered and offset. Thank you so much--your creations are awesome!

Theresa Pace said...

both are so beautiful Sue, but i must say i love the first one. you are so creative! you rock! hugs xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

They are both stunning Sue,thank you for the inspiration.
I am over the moon here,my Consultant has just phoned with very good news,all my liver tests are clear.What fantastic news for me and my family.
Thank you everyone for your best wishes.

Zena McCalmont said...

Afternoon Sue and crafters
Lovely cards. Been thing of family cards and these would be perfect.
Thank you Pam for your kind words, back not much better today, nerve pain really bad so lots of Blog reading and Pintest! Lol
Love Zena x

Helen Kington said...

Good afternoon Sue - I love both of these cards and have the components to do both of them.
Hope everyone has a good day - sorry I am having a bit of a bad day today so will call it quotes and see you all tomorrow. Helen K xx

Carole Z said...

Lovely cards Sue, both of them! Hugs Carole Z X

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone! Both very stunning however I think my favourite is Nr 1 as I like colours on my cards.

Sandra-you 3 must have been in crafting heaven tihi( poor Pete) and Your mum will have a great time on her little holiday,you wait.
Michelle-I'm so jealous,your own craft room.I can only dream for now.23 year old still living at home :-)

Heather-sweet,so sorry to hear your brother deteriorating. My thoughts are with you,hug.

Steph-You take it slowly and hopefully soon you will feel better. Try to go out when the sun shining even for 10/20 minutes,most times it's make me feel little better and maybe you too. Warm Hug!

Norah-you seem to be a very busy lady at the moment just be careful so you don't burn yourself out.plenty of brakes for a coffee and a bikkie. Hugs to you and Rory,is he enjoying collage better ?
Pam+Robbie,Norah+Rory,Sandra,June,MrsB,Steph,Ita,wheelybad+Billy,Janet,June S,Cameeli,Julie L,Deyanira C,LynneM-Tilly+Cully,Tres,TxCowgirl,Tandy and to everyone Take care and

Hugs Maria x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are quite beautiful but I think if I had to choose it would be the first card.

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
Love the cards today,oh so elegant.
Have just watch yesterdays video,I've been waiting for this one for a while to see how you did the colours, Thanks for sharing it. Will have a go when I have a few minutes. Wasn't able to look in yesterday as Mum had a bad day. Have a good day everyone. Susi x

Joan Donaldson said...

Afternoon Sue, both cards are lovely. I think the second one has a very slight edge for me, or maybe it is just that I have the tree's.

Paula said...

I love both the Christmas cards Sue, such wonderful work!

Paula x

Laura O said...

two fab cards as always,love the second one white always does it for me .Laura O

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
2 superb creations to day.
Love the super technique on the 1st.
It looks amazing.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said....

Both very pretty cards. I like the first one but not as a Christmas card. I love the second one, very pretty tree.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both stunning, can't pick between them this week. Though I may edge towards the strip one.

lilygee said...

Both really interesting cards; like the stamping techniques making for an eye catching background. The Christmas trees have been used very creatively on the second card and looks beautifully festive. Thanks for sharing Sue
Lilygee x

Maureen Reiss said...

Both cards are really Beautiful!!! Love the lacy trees and poinsettia

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards for us today. I especially like the second as it looks more Christmassy.
I to Dwan was looking for the Grand Labels die that Sue used, but as it is an old one its now discontinued. I mentioned this to Sue when I was at Ally Pally and apparently it's still popular. So I'm hoping this type of die goes on her very large to do list. We just might be lucky in the future. Hugs to all in need of one today. Hope you mum has a fantastic weekend Sandra and take care. We seem to have wore you out on Wed, but we all did a lot of standing, so that probably didn't help.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, WOW its a two-fer day. Both cards are gorgeous. I think the over stamping on the first one is really clever, definitely will try that. The second one is stunning, love the Christmas tree die, and white on white (well with just a hint of silver) is always a winner for me.
Hope you are enjoying a good day, love Brenda xxx

Heather T and brother - you are still in my prayers.

Sheila (Ginger) Sorry I missed your birthday, hope you had a lovely day.

Sandra, your Mum will have so much to talk about after her weekend away, I'm sure she will be fine. I do understand you worrying about her - But that's because you care.

Sending Friday hugs to everyone LOL

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love both of these gorgeous cards but really like the background you created for the panels, one to try
Hugs and best wishes to everyone

Barbara said...

Two beautiful cards today!
I am a white on white addict and love the 2nd one so much.
As it has been mentioned a few times about the Grand Labels can Sue design something similar or persuade Spellbinders to make some more. I have seen a couple of these dies for sale but they are at silly prices because they have been discontinued and I refuse to buy them!!!

Jan Sharp said...

I like both of these and will have a go at something similar to the first card! Thank you, Jan

Bejay Roles said...

Good Afternoon, Sue. Both cards are really beautiful. The three panels on the first one are very effective. It's a technique I haven't tried yet but it's on my list lol. The die cuts just bring it to life. The second card is so elegant. I think all the white on white cards you show us have an added touch of elegance about them and I always love seeing them. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Jan Ltc said...

Amazing cards Sue xx Jan

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Ooooh I love these double Fridays, both cards are beautiful, love the effect of the first one and the second one is adorable.
Enjoyed yesterday's video, thank you for sharing your amazing talent.
Pam Robbie has a long road to travel, his determination and loving family will help him to continue his fight, hugs to you and Robbie.
Heather T you and your Brother are in my thoughts and prayers, gentle hugs.
Maureen K will look out for the details tomorrow, hugs xx
Steph hope that you are feeling a little better, you strong lady, gentle hugs.
Ita great news about the all clear, gentle hugs.
Tandy thinking of you and your grand children, gentle hugs.
Special hugs to Tina E and Claire, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Norah and Rory, Myra P, hope you get the handle sorted, Anne C, Lynne M, Lynda B, Lindsay, Magpie, Cameeli, Sandra, Mrs B, P in Wales, Janet Echo, Alimecca and Aunt, Brenda L, Helen K, Wheely Bad and Billy, Tres, Pat L and Sarah, Meg and babies Leo and Skylar, Angela W, Maria A and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely love both of these cards, particularly the buff coloured poinsettias.
Kind regards,

Edwina Scotney said...

Hi Sue, both are lovely but No. 2 is my favourite so elegant. Best wishes Edwina

Kathy Krug said...

Love the effect you got with the mica for the background. The gold and black layers make a very elegant card. The white on white is classic Sue Wilson beautiful.

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue.
Two gorgeous cards. I really can't pick between them. I really like the Holly. The background effect looks stunning. I'm struggling to day to keep my eyes open so really must go.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Ann Lauzon said...

Hi Sue, Wow...two lovely cards...I think I like the first one best. thx for sharing

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Two very different cards. I can't quite make my mind up on the first, I love the embellishments but not so sure on the colour of the background. The second is very much more me. Thank you for always making us think about what you produce as it develops us as crafters. Best wishes to all
Vanessa x

Sue Edwards said...

These are stunning, you are so amazingly artistic Sue. I love everything you do.

Karen Drew said...

I love Fridays. Not only is it the end of the week and I have 2 days off. Yay!!! But we get a double whammy of inspiration
Two gorgeous cards today. i think my favourite has to be the first one as i am loving the effects
Karen xx

Janice K said...

Oh WOW!!! I love the stunning holly card! It delivers such impact and would look amazing on the mantlepiece. The tree card is gorgeous and has a great textural look to it.x

Jane said...

Beautiful love white on white,

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

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

Craftysusan said...

More lovely Christmas cards thank you so much.

CraftyJo said...

Wow, these are both gorgeous :)

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and all I adore both of today's cards, so different and elegant. What a treat for the end of the week. Have a good weekend everyone! Gx

Pearl said...

Fab card today Sue, love them both. The only thimg I don't like is the survey and adverts that pop up when I first click onto your website, hope this can be turned off.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

How fabulous to have two great cards to study!

Gail said...

Luv both these cards equally and what a fab technique for the first card xx GailT xx

Jane Franklin said...

Both cards made me smile and cheered me up as I think they are really lovely. Thanks Sue. Luv to all jax

janet said...

Sue, I love both of todays cards andd they can be adapted for posting, but is it possible to do some flat designs (and a little smaller) so we can use them for cards to be posted in the UK? With a lot of cards to send, it gets expensive unless they are flat and small enough for the guidelines.
Hugs Janet in Kent

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue what a lovely couple of cards for today.
I was at the Coleman's Demo day last week. Couldn't get to watch as too many folks watching, and I couldn't stay for long. Hope you will be back soon. Hugs
Annie B, Irchester, Northants.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
two beautiful cards today and the swirly xmas tree and flower dies are lovely.

crafty hugs helen xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two beautiful cards Sue!

I love them both, but I am drawn to the Christmas tree one.

Have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

sued99 said...

I really like both of today's cards but the first is my favourite.

lynda said...

Good. Evening Sue & Wilsonettes, Two stunning cards I love both the first is absolutely gorgeous I love the stamping & the technique stunning. I love the second white on white cards are one of my favourite. I love you tree with the silver behind the middle one makes another gorgeous work of art. Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Heather T you &your brother are in my thoughts & prayers
Sending you both gentle hugs love Lynda xx

Ita really good new's about the all clear Big Hugs Lynda xx

Steph hope you feeling better lovely lady stay strong Love & Hugs Lynda xx

Tandy you & your grandchildren are in my thoughts & prayers Hugs Lynda xx

Pam hope your ankle is ok Hugs to you & Robbie I looked at Mary's new journal entry & left a comment
Hugs Lynda xx

Myra P I emailed Spellbinders direct when my Handel broke they sent me one free .Hugs Lynda xx

Zena hope your back is getting better Gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Special hugs to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Tina E & Claire,Anthea,Tres,Yorkilass June,Hazel,Cheryl B,Lindsay,Wheely Bad & Billy,Myra P,Maureen K,Pauline A, Julie Laz,Janet Ecco,Mrs B,Pat S,Magpie,Lynne M & pooches,P in Wales,Pat L & Sarah,Cameeli,Alimecca & Aunt,Brenda L,Helen K,Jean D,Diane M,Texcowgirl . Meg & babies Leo & Skyla,TOB Theresa,Nanna Tina,Norah & Rory hope he is ok, Deyanira C,
Love & Hugs Lynda xxx

Hugs to all who would like them xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

I really cannot pick a favourite today, they are both beautiful,

thank you

Muriel x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Sorry it is so late. It has just been one of those days today !! Your two Christmas cards today are absolutely gorgeous !! They really are beautiful Sue !! I really love them both. I love, love, love the beautiful poinsettia die arrangement on the first card, and the colours to. The second card with the Christmas trees is just genius Sue. Some lovely fab new ideas to try out. Thank you for the inspiration.
Wishing you lots of love today. Thanks for every thing that you do. It is always much appreciated. Love from Tres x x x

Lots of love to all the Wilsonette's today love Tres x x x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Two beautiful cards for Friday love how you've achieved the background on the first one also the lovely poinsettia , and the beautiful Christmas tree die on the second is just stunning can't choose a favorite . Thanks Sue , hugs xxx

Crafty hugs to yorkielass, Lynda and everyone xxxx

Jean D xxx

Blue Rose said...

Amazing cards, just amazing. So gorgeous, so elegant. Great job.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Two stunning cards, like the first one best, if I had to make a choice. Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Two Absolutely Stunning cards.Love these Techniques you have done
Take Care
Hazel G XX

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue, thank you for these two gorgeous cards! All I can say is wow!!!!

Vick said...

Beautiful!!! xx

Sandy H said...

Two lovely designs. The first card is a bit black for me so perhaps I'd choose a different colour combination. The second card is just fabulous.
Take care everyone.

Angela Wade said...

Another two very different and modern looking cards, Sue.
Thanks for the inspiration x.

Hugs to all,especially, those in pain or need ((( )))

Angela in Dubai Xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love both the cards, the effect you achieved on the first is fantastic and the all white one is too, both really different but both very Christmassy.
Di in Tasmania.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
Just Beautiful, Sue. I can't choose between them.
Happy Birthday Sheila, I go backwards now but it wouldn't work for you this year, and if you go backwards next year you'll be older than you really are!!!
Yorkielass, we've hit a snag as we can't get booked up for York (unless we pay some ridiculous amount), so it looks as though we'll only be going for the 29th

Darlene4527 said...

Love them both! The first doesn't look like a traditional card but love it just the same and who can resist a card with Christmas trees on it?

dragonswing said...

Nice cards but I have to admit I hate seeing Christmas cards this early in the year. Bad enough the department stores start their merchandising three months ahead of time.

barbara macaskill said...

Both of these cards are amazing!! I love cards that are all one color TFS!

Susan Morgan said...

Beautiful as usual...must get all the dies!!!!

Ilene Atarian said...

Absolutely stunning. Love white on white and fell in love with your card. Can't wait to open up your blog each day!!!