Friday, 7 November 2014

It's A Double Day

Hello all!  Two completely different styles of Christmas cards today for the double day offerings.  First up is a card that was one of my experiments.  I rather liked the results so decided to finish it into a card.  I started with a piece of clear acetate and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and coated it with Calypso gilding flakes, using a piece of Rubit Scrubit pad to move the flakes around and remove the excess bits.  I covered the entire piece, then turned it over and on the acetate side, I used the Justrite Snowflakes and stamped them randomly across it using a Clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed them with white embossing powder Note: heat embossable acetate needs to be used for this technique.  I matted it on a piece of black card.  I covered another piece of black card and cut my Classic poinsettia die several times from it.  I peeled the backing paper off  of each piece and covered them with clear micro beads.  I made two different sized poinsettias and finished them with a 8mm white pearl in each of the centres.  I added them to the corner of the card along with some Holly Sprays cut from black card and some black tulle.  I stamped my sentiment on to vellum using a black Archival ink pad.  I cut it into a strip and tucked the end under the flowers.  I finished the card with a white pierced mat, a thin black mat and another white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  8" in size.  Scroll down to see card no. two.

 The second card is far more traditional with the white on white styling.  I used the Snowflake Lattice embossing folder to give texture to a piece of coconut white card.  I covered another piece of coconut white card with a self adhesive sticky sheet and ran both the Christmas Angel and the solid Joy die through.  The angel does not cut all the way through because of the detail but there are spots that will so those need to be taped up from the back before removing the angel from the die.  Once removed, then just lift off the "fall away" areas of the die using a pokey tool to gently lift off the backing paper.  When they have all been removed, cover in Diamond Sprinkles glitter and burnish well.  Then remove the rest of the backing paper and coat in micro beads.  This will give you a tone on tone High-Low technique for your angel.  You can see the detail better in the close up pics below.  Cut a harp out of white card and glue it into her hands.  The Joy word will cut easily, just peel the backing paper off and coat each letter with Diamond Sprinkles and add mounting foam to the back.  Mount vertically in the upper left corner.  Add the angel with foam to the card.  I pierced a white mat layer, then added another mat where I used double sided tape around the edge then added Diamond Sprinkles to it, then a final white mat to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  Which one is your favourite today?  All for now, Sue x


Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!! amazing cards two day LOL!! we a re really spoiled on Friday's..
Really love the angel and classic poinsettia.

Great Video yesterday, thanks for sharing..

Pam so pleased you popped in yesterday, these things take time and sometimes the grieving process has no pattern, special hugs to you the angels are watching over you xx

Have a good day everyone
Cameeli xx

Anonymous said...

Ooh do like the first one, Sue, love the colours and those black flowers!! And what a contrast with the second. Will have a good look later.

'P' in Wales

Pam, pleased to see your comment - keep strong and be back soon to where you belong!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's No.1 for me, every time. I loved the card when you demo'd it and was over the moon (well, still am) when I won it.
Absolutely divine.
Your second card is also lovely - such a shame it's got to compete with the first. But I'm only expressing my opinion - I bet the majority of the Wilsonettes prefer no.2.
Thank you again, Sue
Hugs, Rose

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous cards today Sue and two stunning techniques for us to try. Thanks for sharing xx

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, Friday 2 card day, love it, both beautiful but I think my favourite is the Angel card, this is such a stunning die, I am going to try that technique, might take a while to get it right though.

Pam are you OK, not heard from you for a while, hope everything is alright and that Robbie is progressing well.

Oh Sue I have seen a sneek peek at your new dies, and have pre-ordered some of them, can't wait to see the creations you make with them.

Have a great Friday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, and enjoy whatever you are doing today, hugs, June Smith xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you for the twosome today, I could not choose between them, it depends who you are making them for. You always come up with the right card for the right occasion. Take care all Kitty

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a contrast you have given us today! I love both cards, each so beautiful in their own way. Those poinsettias are gorgeous. Oh, I do wish my experiments would end up looking anything like yours : )The second is a classic beauty, I love the High-Low technique, so pretty.
Pam, good to see your comment. We are all here for you. Be gentle with yourself.
Thanks for the good wishes. I have good and bad days, never know which I am going to get! I am on a good one today luckily as I'm off to see the Poppies. Sadly hubby has hurt his knee so it is going to be just me and our daughter now.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards today,Sue. The first one really has the wow factor for me.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Two stunning cards for the price of one thankyou tracyw x

Marion Bull said...

Two very different are today. The beautiful angel is my favourite but I love the hiding flakes too. So hard to choose! Happy Day everyone!
Marion B zz

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love both cards and the techniques used are fabulous; your "experiments" are amazing. I especially love the microbeaded poinsettias, definitely something to try.
It was great that you popped in yesterday Pam, remember we are here whenever you need us. Enjoy the poppies Mrs B.
Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Linda Graham said...

Two lovely cards Sue,like the use of micro beads giving `frosty` look,thank you, Linda x

Anonymous said...

Morning all . Two stunning cards today hard to choose a favourite but I think it's the second. Have a good week-end everyone. JJ x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - the first one does it for me - so dramatic and sumptuous - Happy Friday all
Clare W

auscrafts said...

love the first card

Clai01 said...

The white one for me Sue. x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Two totally different cards but each equally as beautiful as each other. The first one is so dramatic (Rose you are so lucky to own this one), and the second one so traditional. I love the way you've done the high low tecnique with the angel so pretty. I love the micro beaded poinsettia who would have thought that black ones would look so fabulous. I'm finding reasons to add your holly spray on every Christmas card lol.
Pam it was lovely to see you comment yesterday sending you a hug.
Hugs x
Heather T

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two stunning cards, I think the first is my favourite, those gilding flakes with the snowflakes stamped on the acetate are gorgeous. Love Jean xxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Two very different cards but both very beautiful. I couldn't pick one as both would be a privilege to own. Thank you again for all the help and inspiration you give us. Hugs Heather x.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, can't choose between those two cards today. Both are beautiful but so different. Must have a search to look at your new dies. X

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

The first card is my favourite.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Love these 2 cards so very pretty the poinsettias are sooo stunning ,hugs Sarah xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Just where do the weeks go! It isn't two minutes since it was the last twofer.
For me there isn't a problem this week in choosing a favourite. Whilst I love the idea of the background for the first offering it's the second by far that really hits the spot. I have your Angel and Joy dies along with Noel and Peace for this year's season and have to say they are absolutely beautiful. I do have a little problem sometimes with the Peace die in getting the cut out of the die but it's more than worth persevering with it. If anyone has any ideas which may help please feel free to comment. Any ideas are always welcome.

Pam - hope you are feeling a little more settled day by day. Time is your friend.
Mrs B - I'm not a bit envious about you going to see the Poppies (well not much anyway). It will be a great experience if it's like any of the photos I've seen. Looking forward to your report.
Sandra - I missed you yesterday. Hope you aren't in too much pain. You've had a very busy and eventful week so please take care.

Off to market today and will be well and truly wrapped up as it's bitter here today. No pastries this week as we're going out for a meal this evening. Don't know what's come over Mr E or more to the point what is he after!!!lol.

To all under the weather hope you feel better soon. To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

TDQ Karen said...

I like the flake card Sue, but the classic white on white edges it for me today, especially as your angel is so beautful xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, morning all Wilsonettes. Hope you all managed to rest well. Thinking of Tina E and daughter Claire - who was rushed back into hospital yesterday, hope Claire's pain gets under control today Tina.

Card number 2 has to be my choice (for obvious reasons) lol ! Your photography shows the snowflake lattice EF up a treat, but those ladies like myself that have that folder Im sure will agree that until you see it and use it in the flesh, even David Bailey couldnt bring out the beauty of that folder its absolutly gorgeous. I have always loved white on white, there is something so classie about it, and whether it be a festive card or wedding card, it just works for most cards, and the iced snow just hightens the tone on tone beauty.
Thank you for our two fer Friday, what with 2 video tutorials and a double day, plus comment gift, not forgetting Wednesday givaway, where else could you find such a generous blog, you couldn't, so thank you Sue for starting Particraft and all you do for us. Hope you have a lovely day with R&R time at some point.
Please open my basket of caring hugs if you need or want one, plenty to go round to help comfort a painful body or ease a breaking heart.
Hi to TOB - Theresa, one day you will feel strong enough to pop by again. Hi Pam - in my thoughts.
Janet, hope the market is less 'frantic' and I look forward to day dreaming over your pick of pastry Friday.
Sending hugs this Friday.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two lovely christmas cards for us today.


Glennis said...

Wow! The first one is amazing - I'm sure it really glows IRL

Aspiring crafter said...

Two fabulous cards Sue, your first one , the experiment , is sensational and my favourite!!

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely cards today Sue ....happy crafting and have a lovely day .....x

barbiepinkfairy said...

No 2 is for me adore white on White and the angel die. No 1 very autumnal to me and therefore not for Christmas.

Nice to see you yesterday Pam

Steph, might pop in to our shop thus weekend I feel a visit coming on!

Ita hope you are staying well

Love to all xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, Two gorgeous cards today
I think the angel is my favourite though
I do like the first one just not sure
about the black poinsettia.
Nancyd xx

Lesley Cann said...

2 great cards today. Number 2 is my favourite I love the more traditional Christmas design.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Totally different but in a very good way! I love Christmas cards being unusual it makes them stand out from the rest..
I have seen the new dies Sue, they look amazing can't wait to see your examples!
Lorna D

Janette MacArthur said...

Two lovely cards today! I just love the angel - have made quite a few cards using her!
Many thanks
Janette x

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,

I adore the angel card, let's face it, anytime this die shows up your card is going to be a stunner!

Hugs Alice xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely cards.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue If I am honest I still struggle with gliding flakes, not sure I like the way they look. However, your second card is just down my street.....I love it! Love Michelle S xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, 2 beautiful cards for us today. I am glad I don't have to choose, but if pushed I would have to say the angel, so beautiful. Have a peaceful weekend everyone.

Love Rosemarie xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what beautiful cards, I love the white on white,
When I look at your cards they always make me feel happy, crafty hugs Julie xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue wow what a contrast today! I think the first one does it for me because it is so different and the microbeaded poinsettias are amazing. Now I need some heat embossing acetate and more building flakes on my list! Hope you have a lovely day with your mum. Love Diane G xxxx
Mrs B enjoy the poppies, what a shame Mr B can't make it, hope his knee gets better soon xxxx
Pam gentle hugs xxxxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what lovely cards. But my favourite one is the angel on.
Take care xxx

Debs A xx

Joan D said...

Two stunningly different cards today, but my favourite is the angel. Off to NEC shortly. Pity Sue won't be there this time xxx

CHERYL brown said...

Two more beauties for Christmas with fantastic techniques. Once I get the impetus to start redecorating my study and turning it into a crafting haven, I will then have the room to practice all these artistic effects.
Thank you Norah for your comment on chanty raslers. I do believe that is going to be my new right words for them and anyone else who can't do a proper paid job. You will make a excellent grandmother, babies don't come with Rule books, you just love them.
Welcome to Bumble on joining the best craft blog out.
Comfort blanket hugs to Mary Blight, Wheely bad, Alimecca and to dear Pam, take it as you say, one day at a time. Bereavement also doesn't come with a rule book as I found out when I lost my soul's other keeper, Pete, in March of last year. It has been rough at times, especially when I learned of the Breast cancer this year and didn't have him at my side to help me through like he did with my kidney cancer in 2011. But the butterflies are always there and I do believe he sends me one when I am at my lowest. So take care of yourself, flower and remember all the good times you shared.
Hugs to all Wilsonettes who are in need of one.
Cheryl xxx

val jones said...

Hi Sue. Love both cards. Really love the use of gilding flakes in the first. They really shine on the acetate. The second card is so peaceful and serine. Beautiful
Thanks Sue.
Love Val in Spain x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Both cards are lovely . Love Jean Z xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

Love both of the cards but the Angel Card is stunning. Just love it
Enjoy your weekend
Carol x

karenlotty said...

Both cards are stunning Two techniques to try Have seen the "fall away" technique before and been too shy/scared to give it a go Must get over that feeling Afterall it's only a piece of card!

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Lovely cards. There are certainly plenty to choose to try from your Friday treats, and we can always add our own personal twist.
So nice to be able to make bespoke cards rather than choose from a box of shop bought ones.

Chris Curry said...

Two Lovely and completely different cards Sue. I think my favourite is the second one but it is difficult to choose. Thank you.Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
Two lovely cards today. I really like the angel card. One to keep for next year.
Regards, Evis M.

Carole Z said...

A lovely twosome Sue, I especially like the white one, hugs Carole Z X

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, thank you for showing us two beautiful cards. Completely different but both say " I am a Sue Wilson" design. I do honestly believe that the vast majority of Wilsonettes will agree. Enjoy your day folks.
X Ros

nattyboots said...

Two lovely cards Sue , beautiful colors in card 1 love it ,
Elaine H x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Tow fantastic cards, love them both.
Would be thrilled to bits if I had made either.
Have a lovely day.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
WOW it's a twofer day.
You have given us two beautiful cards and I love them both. Usually the white on white would be my favourite - but the first card is just so beautiful, and I'm sure looks even better in the flesh. Thank you Sue for starting this day with such beauty.
Hope you have a good day, love Brenda xxx

Pam - lovely to see your name there yesterday, Just take it a day to time honey, you'll get there, you have had quite a year. Sending you love and gentle hugs.

Karen - .good luck with the surgery, hope all goes well.

Ita and Cheryl - sending you both love and prayers.

Pat L - so please Sarah and mum and dad are home after the long stay in Great Ormond Street. Please the chocolate cake went down well.

Myra P - have a lovely weekend in Scotland, Happy Birthday for tomorrow, hope you have a lovely day. It's my birthday also tomorrow so will be thinking of you LOL

Marion said...

Hi Sue i love the first one ,the backing is beautiful ,i would probably use a different colour for the flowers.
Marion H

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards, but I think no.1 has to be my favourite, so striking and different with the black poinsettias

Jayne S said...

Two stunning cards love them both.

Anne Crawford said...

Both cards are a treat! Two wonderful techniques to try, I have never tried gilding flakes on acetate or the high low on the angel die( which I have and love) , I did try the technique you showed yesterday ( I didn't have the dies you used) so I tried with similar, but it didn't look anyway near how yours looked, so I will see what today brings?
Good to see you commenting Pam xo
Missed you yesterday Norah, hope you are ok?
Enjoy your day viewing the poppies Mrs B.
Look forward to hearing about dinner out, Janet, enjoy!
Also miss your comments Yorkielass June.
Love and Hugs to all xo

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Gotta be the first one for me. Very striking appeals to the magpie in me lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

My favourite oart today are thd black frosty poinsettias, wow they look fab

Kate's Cards said...

Love that fiery background Sue. xxx

Marleine said...

Morning Sue.

Love the snow flake card. The colours and technique used are brilliant. X

SHARICA said...

Love both cards but the angel has to be my fave .. its Lush :)

Jill Berg said...

Both cards are beautiful but I love the first one so unexpected to see black poinsettias

Maryann Laursen said...

2 gorgeous christmascards here again. I absolutely love the white one. The other one is a bit more untraditional I think, but the white one is outstanding and soo beautiful.

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue the first one my favourite love the black flowers xx hazel

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two beautiful cards for Christmas I love them both.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards, love them both!
Must give the first technique a try, it is stunning.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely cards, I like them both, so different!
Gail Cx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonette friends,
Well Sue it is Mary, Mary, quite contrary here again as i think the black poinsettias and holly sprigs just soaks up some of the brightness of the fire of the gilding flakes. against the white card with the touch of black layer just adds what is needed to it. Now the Angel card is a hair breadth in the lead for me with the beautiful hi/lo technique used on her. She just stands out as if she is multi layered thick. The hi/lo on the JOY as well just looks different being all in the one colour of textures instead of the normal gilding flakes with micro beads/ snow or glitter. Two beautifully stunning cards Sue that would grace anyone's home. Thank you flower for bringing such beauty into our lives.
Karen wishing you well in hospital today for your op, hope you will be back amongst us again soon.
Pat L, oh i am so happy that your little "walking" princess is home with you and her family. I bet there will be no stopping her now that she has found her feet and can walk even though it is with her frame, it is great news and she will just go from strength to strength. WELL DONE SARAH.x
Glad you have join us Rolf, you are now an official Wilsonette. There are crafters of all abilities here so you need any help just type.
Steph, i hope that you had a lovely day at your daughters and grand doggies yesterday and your right it has turned a mite colder.
Mrs B, i hope that the day is being kinder to you than it was yesterday. I would probably have been thinking "Crikey could you not have waited until tomorrow before knocking me for six" just so that i could have went to play with my friends. Awh well there is always next week flower so take care so that you can make it then.
Millie, i am so very sorry to hear about your brother as i know just how much i miss mine. Remember the good times, the annoying times and all the inbetween times that he had and did. If you are lucky he will visit you often with little things that you see and that in all honesty brings comfort. Jim comes to visit me now and then(i think when he is bored) just to let me know he is there watching over. He must like my bookcase as that is where my things come out off for no good reason. As long as you keep your beloved brother in your heart Millie, he will never truly be gone.
Seen a funny thing yesterday going back to the dentist for a filling and that was an afghan hound walking along in the park with an all in one rain suit on even with the hood up and the tail sticking out the back of this suit. Now i have seen dog coats in the past but never rain suits for dogs. I was just wondering if it had a onesie at home to change into. That fair tickled me the whole day just the image of it. I went from the dentist into Stirling to meet my friend and went into that dear shop, you know Primark. Well in the mans section of jumpers they had a Christmas pudding that lights up, they had Rudolph with his antlers and bells on them, a Christmas tree strung with lights, a fat Santa whose tummy went ho ho ho Merry Christmas when you giggled it. I got the Christmas pudding for me to put on as i think that in the dark nights walking to my friends from the car will look great and my friend already knows that i am the loopiest person she knows, so hey fun and her wee grandson will be intrigued at me flashing. I was so done in when i came home though and still like it today, so i think it will be settee and a wee nod. Take care everyone with hugs going to all my Angels that are here or not at the moment, i'm thinking of you.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)
P.S everyone, i just ignore that silly robot thing and go through as normal and it lets me. Just a thought for you to try x

hotpotato said...

both cards are lovely but I think the Angel one is my favourite.

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. Fab cards again today. I particularly like the first one. So rich. Have a good weekend. Caz x

Paula said...

I can't choose a favourite, they are both beautiful and so different! Paula x

nannapat said...

I love the angel design Sue, I can imagine she looks absolutely gorgeous with your high-low technique. The first card is really striking. I have heat embossable acetate so I think I will be giving this a go. Pat x

hollyberry said...

Love them both,no favourite as they are both gorgeous.

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue,

OMG!! The first card is my favourite card of all time! It's absolutely amazing .


Ivy L xx

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & friends,
Two very different looks both gorgeous in their own way, but I'm for the traditional Christmas look, I am also a sucker for a white on white card! When do your new dies actually launch Sue? I do wish it was you giving us the first peek and not a craft website, as I feel they are your creation a and you should be the very first person to unveil them! I can't wait x
Pam, so lovely to see you felt up to leaving a few words for us yesterday, take it easy at your own pace, I really do miss not seeing you at the top of the list, please accept a warm, gentle hug, xxxxx
Cheryl, what lovely words you shared with us today you are such an inspiration, you have coped with so many of life's knock backs, I am sure losing your Soul mate by far the worst and most painful, yet you are so

kind that you use your experience to help encourage others to believe that things do get easier, what a wonderful friend you are xxxx
Janet, enjoy your dinner tonight, you lucky lady, do you have a favourite restaurant? I look forward to hearing all about it in what I like to call your "Autumn in paradise" daily journal! I look forward to your tales everyday, you are painting a lovely picture in my mind of your little piece of heaven in Burgundy x
Brenda, sending you a big birthday hug, I hope it arrives in time and that you have a lovely day!
Myra, birthday hugs to you also for tomorrow, have a lovely day what ever you do xxx
Mrs B, have a lovely time in a London with Gem, shame about Chris's knee, mum said the poppies were breathtaking! Have a lovely time, but take care and don't go overdoing things, hugs for both of you x
Pat S, have a lovely weekend in Bournemouth x
Huge Crafty hugs to all of you Wilsonette family members,
Sandra xxxx
Now I have to go prove I'm not a robot, once I can decipher the letters, do you all have to do this each day?

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what two stunning cards today. Love the use of the acetate and it's great to see micro beads being used again. Hard to choose between them but I do love white on white. Have a great weekend. Best wishes

Julie Kay said...

As usual Sue stunning cards. The colours of the first card are beautiful and I just love gilding flakes they are so luxurious. Crafty Regards Julie kay xxx

Lacelady said...

You are very generous giving us a twofer Sue - I love both, but since I have your angel die, I think I'm drawn to that more.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue hope you and your Mom are well. Both brilliant cards Sue, love how you have done the angel with two different textures. I need to try and get cracking on starting mine. Need a mojo injection don't think they come on National Health.
Been looking but not posting recently.
Take care all
Lorraine = Scotland

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous, will be trying both of these.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I like them both.
Always inspirational.
Thank you.
Veronique L

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love them both soo different yet so perfect.

Jill Liddle said...

Love both theses cards.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love both of these, but especially the use of the snowflake embossing folder which I bought last week. Also using the JOY loads. People love the cards with that on.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two very different Christmas cards. Both beautiful but I prefer the second one, your gorgeous angel.

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
Two Tremendous Cards I Love "Double Stunning Cards" Friday.
I Love The First Card With Its Stunning "Gilding Flakes" And The Awesome "Black Poinsettas" Just Fantastic.
The Second Card Is Just As Beautiful Using Your Fabulous "JOY DIE" And Your Awesome "ANGEL DIE" This Is Beautiful So Traditional, I Love That You've Chosen One Colour Pallete For The Second Card.
I Just Love The Fact That You Bring Us Different Ideas Everyday, It's Great To See The Way You Utilise Your Dies In So Many Ways Showing Us How To Get The Most From Them.
Not Long Now To Wait For The Release Of Your New Dies. "Yippee"
Sue Thank You For All That You Do, Thank You For Sharing Your Stunning Cards With Us, Thank You So Very Much You Inspire Me Daily, Thank You For The Great Photography Shots For My Pinterest Folder, So I Can Constantly Look Back On Your Tremendous Work Your A Star!
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Lovley People On This Fantastic Blog

Paula said...

The angel card is my favorite, and I love the look of the micro beads and glitter. I am trying to visualize in my head how this technique is done, and it may be because I am a bit thick, but I hope sometime to see a video or some pictures of how this is done. I love a white on white card too.

nzillingworth said...

SURE YOU ARE WATCHING ME ON MY WEBCAM, I JUST GOT 3 JARS OF GILDING FLAKES(mulled wine/red blaze/persian dawn) AND FLAKE GLUE, NOW I AM GOING TO USE THEM ALL LOL. I JUST HOPE THEY TURN OUT AS GOOD AS YOUR CARDS. How do i choose which card??!?!?!? I CAN'T. both are wonderful for different reasons/products.
born agian spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone

Two fabulous cards love both of them, so pleased we don't have to choose, so very different but both beautiful.

Hope all those at the NEC are having a wonderful time, lucky people!

Hugs to those who are in need of one.

Margaret corgi owner

Jacquie said...

WOW! Stunning Sue, at first I loved the first one, beautiful technique but after seeing the Angel I have to say this is my favourite, her skirt looks absolutely gorgeous. Love the look of Diamond Sprinkles and Micro beads together.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

I really love the 1st card. Because of you Sue, I keep meaning to try out the gilding flakes, now I'm completely sold! Gorgeous and all as your card is I know it must be amazing in reality so I'm crossing my fingers for this one!
The angel card looks wonderful too, a fab die to have but I'm on a 'die diet' however long that will last!
Have a great weekend everyone.

Mary Mac

Anonymous said...

I really love the 1st card. Because of you Sue, I keep meaning to try out the gilding flakes, now I'm completely sold! Gorgeous and all as your card is I know it must be amazing in reality so I'm crossing my fingers for this one!
The angel card looks wonderful too, a fab die to have but I'm on a 'die diet' however long that will last!
Have a great weekend everyone.

Mary Mac

Susan White said...

Hi Sue - hard to choose a favourite today, but I think the first card edges it, although I would have loved it with a white rather than black poinsettia!!! Susan x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Both of these cards are stunning in their own unique ways. I have to say that I'm blown away by the black poinsettias! Covered in micro beads makes them look grey. Absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing. Off to the NEC tomorrow. How I wish you could make it there to demonstrate.
Good to hear from you Pam.
Hugs to all.
PS...Sue, could you please turn off the robot thingy, it's driving me nuts!

Anonymous said...

Love the first card best sue but I think those are your creative expressions snowflake stamps not justrite x

DMJ said...

Two lovely cards, love the black poinsettias!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doreen x

Vie Carter said...

Love both cards, but no 1 slightly better, although both great


Rach83 said...

Wow, wow and wow again! Two very different cards but both stunners. I love the acetate technique in the first and the understated elegance of the second. Two masterpieces, for sure.

Wishing everyone a crafty weekend.

Rachel x

Darlene4527 said...

Both cards are lovely. Love the autumn colors in the first one.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue both your cards are gorgeous. I hope you have a brilliant weekend. Hugs Jackie

Cathie Weary said...

My choice is the second card. Love the way you did the high low technique on the angel. Will certainly have to try this. I tried your first technique the other day with stamping on the correct type of acetate and using the embossing powder and wasn't pleased with the results. Even though the acetate said anti static and heat embossable, just couldn't seem to get the little bits of extra embossing powder off the acetate before embossing it. Tried a little baby powder first on the acetate to see if this would help with no better results. Any tips for me?

CraftyJo said...

They're both lovely but I think my favourite would be the second one - not too fussy ;)

Maureen Killen said...

Good afternoon Sue, and all the ladies.
I love both these cards Sue, but the first has to be number 1. I love the way the black poinsettias have been beaded, so that they look like frosted flowers - just beautiful.
I've been making wire faces with the 6 year olds at school this morning, and my fingers are cut to ribbons. Why do I volunteer for these things!!
I hope everyone who is in hospital or poorly at home, feeling down or lonely, has as good a day as they can.
Those who are going to see the poppies, or who are already there, enjoy the experience - and I'm not at all jealous - well not much anyway.
Love and hugs to all xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love both of today's stunning cards. Both so different yet gorgeous in their own way :-) have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Wow - two lovely christmas cards. I love the brightness of the first one and the subtleness of the second. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

sued99 said...

Love the white angel card not too sure about the other one though.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
your two cards are beautiful again. I love working with gilding flakes so the first one is my favourite...
Best wishes

Barbara said...

Two beautiful cards but if I had to choose it would be the gilding flakes just because it is a bit different to your usual cards. I love the black poinsettia!!!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning both, got to admit I lean towards the first one. Love anything that has snowflakes on.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Both cards are stunning but if I had to choose it would be the second one - love white on white.

Much love,

Shirley T.xxxxxxxxxx

Pearl said...

Lovely cards today Sue, craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Annie Pennington said...

It's difficult to choose which one I like best. They are different styles but equally lovely. Annie P x

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
Number one foe me as well.
Lucky girl Rose!! Like the Angel, but not as much as No/1. Well have a nice weekend everyone.
Susi x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue. What could be better on a cold, wet windy Friday than a Friday Double from you :). I have to say that your experiment is a 100% success and I'm champing at the bit to get into my 'craft room' and have a play. It's come out perfectly and I love it! The second card has a quiet elegance about it that is just beautiful. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Janice K said...

Oh Sue!!! How can we possibly choose between these two fantastic cards?!?
Both are stunning.x

Dawn Holben said...

I look forward to double Friday and wow you have not disappointed.
Two fabulous cards today as always
I love the rich autumn colours in the first one and makes such a different card.
The second one I love the white on white effect.
And those dies are just beautiful.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards today. I love first one with the gilding flakes. However, I do like white on white but the second card just doesn't float my boat.
Hope you have a great time in London Mrs B, it's a shame Chris went and hurt his knee. What on earth was he trying to do, or did he just trip.
I can prove your not. Robot Sandra.
Hugs to all in need of one today, seems like you need extra hugs at the moment Pam.

barbara macaskill said...

WOW!! GORGEOUS!! I never thought to use gilding flakes on clear acetate!! Will be trying when I get to my craft room again!!!
Absolutely stunning angel card also!! Your friends and family must love getting your Christmas cards every year since they are so gorgeous!! TFS!@

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards today. I particularly like the second one but the background in the first one is stunning.
Arrived in Scotland and signal here is very poor as we are surrounded by hills. This may or may not go.
Brenda - Happy Birthday for tomorrow- I hope you too have a lovely day. I knew someone had the same birthday as me but could nt remember who it was. xx
Pam - lovely to have you drop by yesterday. Take care - hugs for you and Robbie.
Norah - you did make me laugh about the dog and the jumper. Thought of you as we drove along M73 and past Stirling today. x
Love to all,
Myra xx

Pam said...

Two lovely cards Sue, but the angel wins it for me.
Thanks for all the good wishes dear friends, Cheryl, thank you for your encouragement. Robbie is doing well at home, he has a team of careers and attends an Out patient Rehab and they have had him in a harness standing up to build his core, supported by his physios. He is regularly seen out around town in his manual wheelchair building his upper body strength.
Hugs to all xx

lynda said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes WOW two amazing cards they are both gorgeous but the angel just wins by a whisper as I love white on white cards but the background on the first is beautiful & the black poinsettia. Wow.
I must have a go at both of them.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Mary Blight your in my thoughts Hugs Lynda xx

Cheryl Brown your in my thoughts & prayer's with all you've been through & loosing your soul mate may you see many butterflies Gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Pam so good to see your post yesterday your in my thoughts as always your doing so well just one day at a time sweet lady Hugs Lynda xx

Karen hope surgery goes well gentle Hugs Lynda xx

Myra P Happy birthday tomorrow & enjoy your weekend in Scotland Hugs Lynda xx

Brenda L happy Birthday for tomorrow Hugs Lynda xx

Pat L so pleased Sarah is home with her Mum & Dad she is an amazing little girl Hugs Lynda

Tina E sorry to hear Claire is in Hospital again Sending you both Gentla hugs Lynda xx

Mrs B hope you enjoyed your time in London & seeing the the Poppies Hugs Lynda xx

Welcome to all new Wilsonettes enjoy the best ever blog sending Hugs to you all Lynda xx

Big Hugs to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Yorkielass June,tres,Tandy,Hazel,Shelia G,Lynne & Tilly&cully,Wheelybad& Billy,TOB Theresa,Jean D,Gail C,Myra P,Cameel,Steph,Norah & Rory,
And all Wilsonettes Love & Hugs to everyone Lynda xx

Laura O said...

two great cards ,love the white angel ,Laura O

June Horrocks said...

Loved the cards you are soooo clever sue and our beautiful angel she says it all love it thank you sue xxxxxlovr to all cxxxxxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful cards today.
I love them both, but the all white one just edges the other, as I think all white cards are so elegant.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, my favourite has to be the first card. Normally I love white on white but this one just doesn't click for me. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love both cards the gilding flakes with the embossed snowflakes is stunning but then so is the white on white with my favourite embossing folder.
Hugs and best wishes to everyone

SusanP, Kent said...

Both of your cards are lovely! #1 has very dramatic contrast and #2 is the exact opposite. Much as I love white on white, the vibrant one is my fave today.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

Two gorgeous cards today and so different, couldn't choose between them but I am hoping my acetate can be heated or have to add to the ever growing shopping list,
Lovely day to all,

Muriel x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Love both of today's twofers, love the white snowflakes on the calypso flakes and the black poinsettias , and the beautiful angel and EB folder is just as gorgeous. Thanks Sue hugs to you and mom xxx

Crafty hugs to yorkielass &L, Lynda and all our wilsonettes
Jean D xxxx

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone! Both cards are out of this world,my favourite is the first one.

Mrs B-have a lovely day in London,bring the brolly it's looks like rain. Winter is here....
Norah-tihi I keep thinking of the dog with his jacket.Love you daily stories.Hug to you and Rory.
Lovely to see your posting Pam,Big Hug to you and Robbie.
To Myra and Brenda have a fabulous day tomorrow both of you,Eat Cake and be Happy! :-)
By train to the Nec in the morning
Shopping list tucked away safely ,hopefully I find it when I need it...Might see some of you there

Sorry to see so many missing,not feeling to good or are having treatments You all take care,I wish you better and lot of hugs,

Hugs Maria x

Maureen B. said...

Hi Sue what a contrast in today's cards. One so dramatic, love the background and the snowflakes are great and well the black poinsettias are really superb. Not sure I could cope with sticky adhesive sheet and acetate, might get a bit fraught would need peace and quiet to concentrate on that!! The angel card is so peaceful and graceful and I really like the technique you have used on her. Thanks foe spoiling us with a 2fer! Sincere hugs Maureen

Maureen B. said...

Hi Sue what a contrast in today's cards. One so dramatic, love the background and the snowflakes are great and well the black poinsettias are really superb. Not sure I could cope with sticky adhesive sheet and acetate, might get a bit fraught would need peace and quiet to concentrate on that!! The angel card is so peaceful and graceful and I really like the technique you have used on her. Thanks foe spoiling us with a 2fer! Sincere hugs Maureen

Gail said...

Two beautiful cards but the first one wins it for me - it is so unusual and will defo have to have s go at this technique xx GailT xx

Sandy H said...

The second card is my favourite. The black poinsettia is not for me but I think I might try it using a white flower as someone suggested.
Take care everyone.

GeeBee88 said...

Shows it's early and I need coffee - just posted on yesterday's blog when trying to squeeze in a late comment for this one! Two great cards with such contrasting styles. Gx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
All I can say is wow, wow, wow.
Beverley W

teaselgirl said...

Hello Sue, I was so taken with the poinsettia card, I started making it immediately! I haven't yet finished it, but have encountered difficulty in finding a suitable fixative to matt the gilded acetate to a backing sheet. Tried double sided tape which just lifted the gilding, cosmic shimmer didn't fix, strong red double sided better, but not perfect, and have now finished it with silicone.

Any advice please?

Regards, Ann

Theresa Pace said...

sorry i'm late with my comment but i love the first card. it is lush and elegant. i will be taking inspiration from this if that's ok? hugs xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Last cards to catch up with.
Two different cards but oh Boy aren't they stunning. Your Angel die is Absolutely Stunning i do love her
Take care
Hazel G XX