Friday, 12 December 2014

It's A Double Day!

 Hello there bloggers!  I have a silver and white card and a gold and cream card for you today.  First up is the Noel card.  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card using the Frosty Swirls embossing folder for some lovely texture.  I ran a line of dries clear glue around the edge of it and coated it with Luna Silver mica flakes and allowed it to dry.  To create my focal element, I pulled out an old die called Fleur de Lis Square and cut it twice, once in silver and once in white card.  I off set them with mounting foam between them in the centre of my background and added some pearls as accents.  I cut the Framed Noel die in vintage silver card and added mounting foam behind the lettering to raise it for dimension.  I mounted it in the centre so the white die cut showed through it.  Finishing the card was a white pierced mat, a thin silver mat and a final white mat layer.  Super simple!  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  Scroll down to see card number two.

 Card number two is gold and cream (milk coloured card) and a touch of black for an elegant look.  On milk card,  I stamped the signpost from the Justrite stamp set called Signs of Christmas in black Archival ink.  Using the Tranquil Moments die, I cut it out and matted it with gold card.  I tore two pieces of milk card, distressed them further with my scissors blade edge.  I used these to mat around my focal element then added a gold mat layer with a very thin black mat to set it off.  I cut a gold Mosaic Poinsettia and backed it with a solid black Classic Poinsettia.  I made two and offset them to create a fuller flower and accented it with a black pearl in the centre.  I seated my flower on a chalk coloured seam binding messy bow and some gold tulle.  I made two stick pins to match.  The card was then completed with a milk mat which I paper pierced, a thin black mat and a final milk coloured mat.  The finished dimensions are  7" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

tunning, as always you amaze and delight me with your creations, love double days
Hugs all round

Tina Eldridge said...

Morning Sue and blog friends

2 Beautiful Christmas cards today. I love mica flakes, they give a lovely sparkle to the card and the bow and poinsettia on the 2nd card is lovely.

Pam brilliant news about Robbie, what an absolute trooper x

Kind regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Anonymous said...

Good morning all.Sue both cards are lovely but the gold and cream is my favourite. JJx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two beautiful cards,Take care it is very wet and cold here. Kitty.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful cards today, especially the second one
Pat x

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue,
Two lovely Christmas cards today, I can't choose between them! They both have something special, I love the touch of the Luna Silver around the first card. I have had a go at blogging everyday for December and I take my hat off to you Sue , it's hard work, but I have been enjoying it, it has given me a reason to get up each day and for me that's huge, so thank you Sue for your time but mainly for your inspiration but also for giving me the amazing tools (your dies) to enable me to create! Hugs xxxx
To all of my lovely craft friends I am sending you big hugs, keep warm. Xxxx
Sandra xxxxxx

Jan.moogie said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards today Sue and so hard to pick a favorite. Love them both. Keep sharing xx

auscrafts said...

two lovely cards

Hazel said...

Two stunning cards Sue. Love them both. Hazel. X

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!

What a great start to this wet and blustery day!! Both cards are simply gorgeous... Love the framed Noel and the classic poinsettia.

Pam we can all take leaf out of Robbie's book, what a brave and very special young man.

Hope the weather improves I driving up to North Yorkshire next Thursday...

Have a great day and weekend whatever you are doing and stay warm and safe...

Cameeli xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Oh goody, it's a Double Day: ))
Two very different cards, both beautiful. I would hate to have to choose, I love them both. I can't explain why but the first thing that popped into my head was that the second one reminds me of a boxed present being opened. I did say that I couldn't explain why!
Norah, thinking of you. Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love both cards today.
Stay safe in this nasty weather everyone.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x x x x x

Kate's Cards said...

Love them both but the first one is my favourite. xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Double delight what gorgeous Christmas cards.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Double day means double stunning cards I love the second one a bit better thankyou tracyw x

Anonymous said...

Do like the double days, Sue, two very nice cards and can't choose a favourite. I like silver and I like gold (it's like picking - Indian best or Chinese?: ooooh hard decisions!!).

'P' in Wales

Maria and Mum, Saba and sister - thinking of you, difficult times.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, two beautiful cards, different but equally lovely. Do like the signpost stamp very much. Time is racing on now, only two weeks to go, scary. X

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Two gorgeous cards, but the first is my favourite. I just love the clean lines (and the sparkle). Hugs to all. Sue xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, 2 lovely and very different cards for double day Friday, I think the white and silver is my favourite. Have a great day. Bx

Clai01 said...

lovely cards, I like them both. x

Linda Graham said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, thank you for sharing your creations,Linda x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I do love a twofer! I love the first one just a tad more for some reason but dont know why! Still got one ccard to make for hubby - haven't got near it this week - too much else going on - perhaps at the weekend?..Happy Friday all
Clare W

vinita jain said...

Sooooo elegant and classy creations, so much texture and addition of mica flakes is so gorgeous!

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Two stunning cards for us today, love the luna silver mica flakes, really add to a card.

Have a wonderful day

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all Particraft friends.
I love double days as much as video tutorial days, you give our brains a good ol jolt, which is what is needed as far as im concerned as im wilting big time (wish I was one of your pointsettia flowers) always pretty and fresh ! I cant decide which is my favourite but if I was asked to replicate one it would be the first as my attempt of creating the shabby chic border would end up looking like an old piece of card picked out of a shredding machine when its caught in the blade, a crumpled mess !
Im so glad you have blogged every day Sandra, your cards are amazing and like our Sue's fill me with new inspiration.
Cant remember the last time I looked back at the days comments as Ive been manic, but must look back at yesterday to see what our 'adopted' brave Robbie has been up to lol.
So I'll send love to you Sue and all our friends here today.
Love you and gentle hugs.
Lancashire Steph xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two beautiful but very different cards this morning you always amaze me with your ideas. I forget about my old dies and don't use them (it's all your fault for designing beautiful dies lol). My torn edges look nothing like yours I even use a special ruler designed for torn edges lol. I can't choose a favourite because each has its own beauty.
Nearly there Cheryl sending a hug.
Hugs x
Heather T

PharmacyMichele said...

Two lovely cards-the first one is my favourite though.


Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both lovely cards Sue.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all

What a great Twofer, both beautiful cards, cannot chose at all they both have so much to offer,

Muriel x

Anonymous said...

SABA - your post yesterday bought a lump to my throat.
It wont help your situation but I want you to know im thinking of you and your family so much. Sending gentle caring hugs.
L.S xxx

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes, I too need to check back over the daily comments to see what I've missed.
I also enjoy Double Day and the video days and think that today's offerings are both very different looking C. Cards with a modern twist.
I think of the two, the second one is probably my favourite, by a slight margin. I have this stamp but have yet to use it.

Thanks, Sue for all your wonderful inspiration, as always.
Have a good day all and keep safe and warm.

Hugs, Angela in S. Wales ( at least the rain has stopped for now ) Xx

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards, Sue.
Thank you.

Anne (Northampton)

Maryann Laursen said...

Both cards here are really really beautiful Sue. I just love these bright cards.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue 2 great Christmas card ideas. just got a couple more cards to make.
Denise X

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue what a treat two beautiful cards today thank you for sharing them. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

lilian said...

Hi All, two wonderful cards today, still not sure about those torn edges. Best Wishes . Lilian in Cornwall

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Both so stunning and creative

Jill Berg said...

Both are nice nut the Noel one is divine - love the border of mica flakes - just delicious

Anonymous said...

Maria Alder. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Sending gentle caring hugs to you all.
L.S xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Two lovely seasonal cards really like the festive sparkle on the first card, the flakes really twinkle and as always love the poinsettia.

Really chilly this morning so have added some extra layers as I am off to see my little grandson singing in the school choir in the town centre, just could not miss this.

Hugs to warm everyone a little.

Margaret corgi owner

AnneRD said...

Two lovely cards Sue with lots of detail on both. Anne x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love Fridays when we get two cards, couldn't choose if I had to as they are both amazing. I really must make some stick pins, I have no excuse as I have all the ingredients. I am beginning to think that as you get older, the hours get shorter so you can't do as much. That's my excuse anyway.

Love Rosemarie xx

Glennis said...

Wonderful creations - I love the way you have done the flower in the second card

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Double Days come around so quickly don't they! If I had to choose it would have to be no1. Only because of your distressing (lovely as it is when you do it) I still cannot get on with it. Your focal points are really beautiful and I've used your Noel die this season and it always looks beautiful. I've used it in red or green with a white shadow.

Well have to get a wriggle on this morning as it's baking the last two Christmas Cakes today and then flaked out for the rest of the day. Will be a good day to test my new Tens machine.

To all under the weather hoping you all feel better soon. To everyone please take care if venturing out and stay safe. We are forecast some of that white stuff for today.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Aspiring crafter said...

Two beauties Sue!
Have a great weekend,

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Both very stylish cards and so different. Brill.

Diane said...

Hi Sue wow two gorgeous cards today and like everyone else I can't choose a favourite as they are both so lovely. Hope you have arrived home safe and sound Sue and haven't started filming you tube videos whilst jet lagged again! Take care. Love Diane G xxx
Margaret enjoy listening to your grandson singing xxx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
the second card is my favourite. love it.

Chris Curry said...

Two completely different and beautiful cards Sue, gorgeous. Thank you.Xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice cards Sue ... X
Happy crafting...

Anne Crawford said...

Both cards are lovely but my favourite is the second one , I love the gold and cream and the double layer of torn edges it just looks gorgeous !
I agree that hours seem to be getting shorter, must have something to do with getting older and taking longer to do things?
Hope you had a fun day shopping with your granddaughter Myra.
Love and Hugs to all xo

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
2 Stunning cards amazing thanks for sharing ,hugs Sarah xx

Joan D said...

Both cards are so so beautiful. Love the bit of silver bling around the edge of first one,and the black on the second card makes it all stand out. Simply the best! Xxx

Micky French said...

Both cards are equally Stunning, I love them both.
I have just 2 more Christmas cards to make which is good for me.
Have a great weekend all
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Its double day again, my favoutite day of the week. Time is just flighing by, or is it just me and i need to get myself more organized lol but i digress. Its all about the cards and they are beautiful. The first is all clean lines and sparkley and the second has a vintage look to it and i love the poinsettia but sorry i cant pick a favourite they are both beautiful. Have a lovely weekend and stay warm in this awful weather.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x
PS. Have tried just writing my comment and then posting but its having non of it, so will just have to keep telling them i am not a robot, at least i dont think i am LOL. X

karenlotty said...

Lovely cards I love both ideas but not sure if the second one needs that huge bow

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two beauties today I think the Noel is my favourite but the inspiration is great. Keep them coming.
Audrey, Wicklow, Ireland

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards, do love the first especially

Elaine said...

2 gorgeous cards x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love both cards..... thanks for the daily blog Sue!
Love Marg

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, bit late this Friday morning sorry. I love double days and today is no exception, 2 beautiful cards, so different but wonderful.

I must say Sue I have just had a chance to look at yesterdays video and I am absolutely amazed (well I shouldn't be should I), the card really is truly fantastic, I am definitely going to do this one. Looking forward to using my New York dies and the Camellia flower dies.

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

sonja_w said...

Two beautiful cards but if I had to pick I'd chose the second one. Love the sign and sentiment but as always the beautiful poinsettia is my favourite. xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Two completely different cards but both simply stunning. Loving the silver mica flakes it really blings up the card! And gold and cream are just so elegant.
Lorna D

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Lovely cards today but especially like the first one, so elegant. Thanks for sharing.
Does anyone know why I always have a bin at the end of my post? Am not a computer geek so assume I must have done something wrong. I seen to be the only Google+ person with a bin!! Any help would be much appreciated.

Rosie said...

Two stunning cards, them

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
Two beautiful cards. The first one is my favourite though.
Evis M.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards, the first one for me as I'm not keen on the distressed edges, but I love the rest of the card.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards today. I love the gold on black poinsettia so would have to say the second one is just in the lead for me. Thanks for sharing.
Keep warm everyone.

carol quinn said...

both cards are so classy, the noel is my favourite though

ellyscard creatief said...

Two beautiful cards Sue.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, Two stunning cards today
I think the second one is my favourite
but not by much.
Nancyd xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, So pretty I love them both. love Jean Z xxx

Lacelady said...

Love the both Sue, but I think the way you do that distressed edge is super, so the second card is my favourite.

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue love the embossing folder on the 1st one xx hazel

val jones said...

Both beautiful cards Sue. I love the distressed edge on the secon done.
Love Val in Spainx

Beryl Frost said...

Good morning Sue two beautiful cards today to cheer me up on a rainy day Beryl xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards today. The second one makes me think of the lion, the witch and the wardrobe for some reason! The first one just edges it for me though.
Pam great news about Robbie. Saba and Maria sorry to hear your news - keep strong for your sister and mum respectively. Crafty nana hope your hubbie get better soon, pneumonia is not very nice at all. Wheely hope you're feeling better today. Cheryl, you are doing really well, just have as many naps as your body tells you it needs. Maureen hope yesterday went well and Eldon Square wasn't too busy! I went with a friend last week on Monday and you couldn't move!
Love and hugs to everyone. Stay safe and warm. Love Alison xx
Ps Norah missing you and hope you are feeling stronger xx

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue,

Wow! Love both these cards. The first one would do nicely for my daughter as she loves grey. The second would do perfect for myself as I love the shabby style. :-)

Thank you again for sharing all your inspirations.

Ivy L xx

alimecca said...

Hi just me again,
Yesterday and today just pressed publish comment instead of typing to prove I'm not a robot and comment went through. Alison

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards for us today, the first one just has the edge for me, in fact I have all the elements to make this!.
It is very cold and frosty here today, the roads are quite slippy, so another crafting day is called for, stay warm and snug everyone, take care, Jess x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Yet again I can't pick between your two cards, but if I had to I would chose the first one as I have made my Christmas cards out of your Noel die this year. SueL x

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Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Double day great, Think No 2 is for me! The first one being very ornate, not quite my style.
Gail C x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow what beautiful cards you have for us today I love the design of them both.
Take care cxx

Debs A xx

TOB said...

Two beautiful cards today, my favourite is the second, but it is hard to choose. Thanks Sue for all your hard work and inspiration.
Hugs to all who need one.
Luv Theresa xx

Claire said...

Pretty cards.

Take care


ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, two gorgeous cards, how can we pick a fav? Well for me it's the die, to be precise your die.
X ros

Laura O' Connor said...

2 great cards ,like both especially the first one [not a mad fan of torn edges but there are lots of elements I love about the second card -poinsetta and die cut center piece] ,Laura O

nattyboots said...

Both just beautiful Christmas cards Sue ,

Take Care
Elaine H X

Julie Kay said...

Stunning cards Sue, the image of the second card is so simple and traditional. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

Cazzie D said...

Good morning Sue. Two great cards today so hard to choose but I think my favourite it the the first one. Fantastic card yesterday and fab video. Caz x

utilitygirl said...

2 beautiful cards as always Sue - I especially like the very distressed look that you use sometimes, must give it a go after Christmas.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Its the simple elegance of the first one for me today.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hi Sue and all

Two lovely cards today, personally I prefer the first card. Thank you

I'm new to dies and embossing but just about everyday I see something I want. Today it is the Frosty Swirls embossing folder.

Best wishsx

Anonymous said...

Two great cards, my favorite is the white and silver card. I must buy this silver flake in the new year when the post is more reliable. Kind regards Sandra Kent.

SerenePolly said...

Morning Sue

Lovely ideas to store away for next year! I think I tend to the silver if I was pushed to have a favourite!

Take care


Paula said...

Both such beautiful cards Sue, impossible to pick a favourite though!

Paula x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards love them both although I do have a soft spot for the framed Noel.
Special hugs to Saba, Maria, Cheryl and our Norah

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Jeannie Butt said...

Mornin Sue
These cards are so pretty I love them and would love to win at least one of them.
Jeannie Newton

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
both are absolutely gorgeous, why didn't I think of mixing the Noel with the fleur de lis??? (But I might still have a few more xmas cards to make, so it's not too late.
Hugs, Rose

Paula said...

Oh to have TWO cards to look at today; I say it's heaven. I love the first one the best, but it's because of the Noel die, I have been wanting that since the first time I saw it. Thanks Sue

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous Christmas cards. I can't choose between them, love them both.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, two beautiful creations.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

camelot67 said...

Morning Sue,

I love "two-fer days" and these are just beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

hollyberry said...

Two very different but equally beautiful cards.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards, can`t pick a favourite, love them both.
Have a good day

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I was so glad to see you using an older die for your first card - it is nice to know that the old and the new can still work together. I also love the embossing folder on this card. If I have to have a favourite it is this first card by a short hair.
Beverley W

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Wow, stunning cards Sue but the second one is my favourite out of the two
Hugs Julie x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Yay....a twofer day!!
Normally I prefer silver to gold, but now I am not so sure!! They are both totally stunning. It would be hard to pick a favourite.
Have a good weekend everyone!
Love Sam

sued99 said...

Love these double days. I like both cards but definitely prefer the first one.

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, I love the Noel card, but not sure on the other - I'm a bit of a neat freak but the colour combo and layout are lovely. Your pins are outstanding! Hugs, Karen xx

Roisin said...

Good afternoon Sue! Two beautiful cards today......can't make up my mind which is my favourite. Also love the stick would be great if we could buy the "bits" to make these!! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - we are spoilt for another two beautiful cards, love the Noel card but love the second one just a tintsy bit more! Best wishes

Jean Bullock said...

These are beautiful. My favorite is the first. I love the dies you used especially the Noel one. Tried to pin it but my old computer is not working well with Pinterest today.

hotpotato said...

beautiful cards Sue. x

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I love twofers! Today's cards are lovely but my favourite is the first one - by a short head! Will have a go using the Union Square die with the Noel one! Still got a few to make but should finish tomorrow! Well that's the plan!
Anne - thank you. I had a super day with Annabelle and had the aching feet to prove it! She got a new dress for a party tonight - well the bottom half is actually what we used to call a divided skirt! Not so long as culottes but it looked lovely with opaque tights and ballet pumps! Fashionable if you are 15! I used to wear something similar to play hockey!!
Sending hugs to all today - keep warm in this very chilly weather.
Steph - hope you managing to keep warm.
Norah - a big Friday hug! x
Lots of love,

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning Christmas cards today. I don't think I could chose between them - they are both very beautiful. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

CHERYL brown said...

Two more stunning creative cards. Love them both.
That's 12, only 3 more sessions to go. My lovely daughter, Fiona, is taking me Christmas shopping next week so I can play catch up.Better buy some stout shoes too, methinks.
Hugs to all my lovely Wilsonettes.
Cheryl x

CHERYL brown said...

Two more stunning creative cards. Love them both.
That's 12, only 3 more sessions to go. My lovely daughter, Fiona, is taking me Christmas shopping next week so I can play catch up.Better buy some stout shoes too, methinks.
Hugs to all my lovely Wilsonettes.
Cheryl x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, another two lovely cards although I have to say I like the first one best. It may be something to do with the torn edges on the second one lol I do love the stamp though.

Susan Battensby - you haven't done anything wrong, only the person posting gets to see a bin. This is so that you can delete the post if you need to.

DMJ said...

I do enjoy a twofer day!!! and today;s cards are soo lovely in different ways, the edging on the first is a technique I must try, but love the colours on the second!!!!

Doreen x

terrie said...

Two beautiful cards perfect for the upcoming holidays...
I like the image on the second card...very nice
Well done Sue

SHARICA said...

Both fab cards but the noel one is my favourite .. xx

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards love them both the bow and poinsettia are beautifully made
Carol x

CraftyJo said...

Both great cards but, if I was asked ;) I'd favour the first one :D

Pearl said...

Love the double up today Sue, adding more items to my wishlist - some dropping off the other end though LOL. Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love both cards, they are a joy.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

craftynanna said...

Fantastic cards Sue both equally beautiful but think i would stick with the silver noel myself its more christmas-y BUT seeing as I have done all mine and tons more beside to take to Ireland a week on Sunday, IF hubby improves that is, i have done at least 50 of your Sensational cards Sue all on great demand by my brothers and sister who all live in County Mayo, we are going for 2 weeks and if we can't go they will all be getting next years christmaS cards in the summer, lol,
I was up at 6 ths morning to get ready to go for a MRI scan ( one of many over the years ) and i had to go out extra early as the way i would normaly go has been obliterated due to the new bridge we are getting to cross the Mersey, i had to follow a different route and got lost, but i got there to the hospital dead on time, phew.
I thought I had gotten rid of the pesky robot but he is back,
love to all Johanna

Dawn Holben said...

They are both so beautiful and stunning.
You have really spoilt us today.
I really can't decide between the two as I love them both.

scrAPpamondo said...

Both superbous cards, how many gorgous details!!

Theresa Pace said...

very stylish cards. i love that noel die. it is very pretty.
Sue can you check this verification thingy please. it is driving me insane, hugs xx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue I'm so late with my comment sorry but still not well with this cold and cough. I can't choose between these two stunners just beautiful cards sue love to all better late than never love you sue and all the gang xxxxxcccc

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Love two-fer Fridays , today's cards are fantastic love the noël one I have the fleur-de-lys die and haven't used it for ages must give it an airing , and the Christmas sign one is just as stunning too , can't choose . Thanks Sue xx
Crafty hugs to Yorkielass & L, Lynda and all wilsonettes xx
Jean D xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Two beautiful cards today - love them both. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue. I loved the frosty swirls embossing on the first card but I have to admit that the second one really won my heart. I would love to be able to create something even half as good as that one. The colours are delightful and I love the distressed layers. The gold and black poinsettia is a show stopper and coupled with the fancy bow and the pins makes it a show stopper. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Yet another 2 stunning & beautiful cards to brighten up a very cold & wet day up here on the North Norfolk Coast.

Love both colourways & look very elegant in both designs.

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

Maureen Killen said...

Good evening Sue and all the ladies..
I can't choose between these two cards, it just wouldn't be fair as they are both beautiful!!
Margaret corgi owner - hope you enjoyed your grandsons carol service. Eleanor's yesterday was lovely.
Susan Battensby - I always have a bin on my post, but I don't know if it shows up to other people.
Saba and Maria - thinking of you both.
Crafty Nanna - hope MRI scan goes well.
Alimecca - Eldon Square is always busy. Yesterday was like Grand Central Station.
Sandra - just looked on your blog and your cards are lovely.
Myra - laughed at the hockey skirt, I remember them well.
Norah - hope you are feeling stronger.
Love to all xx

Pam Elder said...

Hi Sue
Your cards are always beatiful!
I have a suggestion.
I have been trying to get a grande embossing die set. The spellbinder square and rectangle with the inverted corner .I have seen it on several of your cards.
I have been informed that they have been discontinued. I wondered if you would had any plans to design an alternative frame set may be with decorative panels/ borders like your Spanish dies but bigger?
The supplier that I have asked about the spellbinders says they have had lots of requests for the one with the corners cut out in a curved way .just thought I would ask!

Anonymous said...

2 great cards for your double day as always. Thanks sue! Love
from annie.b Irchester, Northants

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both beautiful cards equally stunning on this double day. Can't pick a favourite this time. Love'em both equally!

Michelle said...

Hi Sue, sorry I haven't been on in such a long time, been a bit under the weather.

Two stunning cards!! I need to get my mojo back and these are definitely an inspiration as I haven't crafted for quite a while now. I never make New Year's resolutions but I think "GET CRAFTING" is going to be my one and only one for 2015.

Thanks for sharing.

Michelle xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two lovely cards Sue!

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Vie Carter said...

Both great cards today


rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
both cards are beautiful... the first one is elegant and frosty, the second one is elegant and warm.
have a nice weekend

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous. Cant chose which I like best both amazing.

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
Bit Late today but at least it gave me something to look forward to after Christmas shopping.
Both cards are stunning and I cannot decide between them. The silver one is just lovely and the cream one really appeals to me. Love the poinsettias and your hat pins are gorgeous.

To all you lovely Wilsonnetts ( P in Wales, L.S, alimecca, Pat L, and Maureen Killen) thank you so much for your kind thoughts and caring hugs. You really are a lovely blog family.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very lovely, both of them.

lyndas craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes two beautiful cards today I think I like the first best only because of the distressing edge on the second mine would looke a bit like Steph's like it's been in the shredder.but I must say yours is gorgeous Sue I love two fer Fridays,
Love Lynda Brock xx

Saba thinking you sending gentle Hugs for you & your Lynda xx

Maria sending you & your mum some warm healing Hugs love Lynda xx

Myra glad you had a lovely day with Annabelle gentle Hugs soak your feet after all that shopping love Lynda xx

Big hugs to Sandra ,Margarets corgi owner,Hazel,Shila G,TOB Theresa Jean D ,Wheelybad,Steph,Cameeli , Myra P,Maria Tina E,Tandy,Tres,Norah,Lynne M
And Hugs everyone on the blog. Love Lynda xx

vanessa said...

Hi Sue two great cards but the first one is my favourite, take care Vanessa xx

Julie Elli said...

Hi Sue. Inspired ahain. This time its mica flakes. Who knew they could look so stunning. Thank you Sue for being your ever generous you. Big hug
Julie E

Julie Elli said...

Oops should have read "again". Too much of a hurry to go play. X

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone! Well you have once again shown us what can be made from your fabulous dies. Both cards today are lovely and as many others can't choose between them.Thank you for all you do.

'P'in Wales,Maureen K,Alison,L.S and Pat L. Thank you so much,Hugs to you all!

Saba-so sorry to hear about your sister! My thoughts are with you too.

CraftyNanna-wish your husband better asap so you will be able to go and see your family.

Susan B-the little bin after your comment only means you can delete if so wish,we all got one.

Take care everyone and many
Hugs Maria x Robot??

TDQ Karen said...

Super cards, love Fridays when we get to see double xx

liz spooner said...

Love them both Sue, but the top one is my favourite, I have this embossing folder and use it for birthday cards as well as xmas. Liz Spooner.xx

Susan White said...

Well I'm late commenting today and I think the snow up here has got to my computer, as I can only see the photos of the first card, and glimpses of the corner of the second card for some reason! Hope the gremlins have gone by tomorrow, Susan x

Janice K said...

Both cards are gorgeous, I particularly like the gold mosaic poinsettia.x

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue.
bit late today. The background you gave used in your first card is probably my favourite of any Christmas embossing folder ever.
Love the swirls and snowflakes just gorgeous.
Til tomorrow
lots of love
Jo xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, love them both, each for a Different reason, and if anyone sent me a card like that, I would have to frame it and bring it out every year, love them, crafty hugs Julie xx

Just for fun, and out of the blue, I met my friend for coffee and as I sat down, I said to my friend,
Hi my name is Julie and I'm a sueAholic it was so funny, then so told me I was mad lol hugs to all x

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards! Hugs Carole Z xx

Swiftycrafter said...

Two beautiful cards, though think I like the first one best.
Lynne x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love them both xxx

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Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful twofer day, both cards are gorgeous, would find it difficult to say which I prefer, possibly go for number one because I have the dies!!!
Thank you for your inspiration, Love Brenda xxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning two cards. Love both, thank you.

Much love,


nannapat said...

Double delight for us today. Two beauties, I love them both. I think I need that signpost stamp now! Pat x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Two completely different Christmas cards but both stunning.
Take care
Hazel G XX

Gail said...

Two fab cards and using one of my favourite dies - it may be an oldie but it is a goodie and I still use it a lot in the same configuration that you have used for your first card xx GailT xx

Tandy said...

HI Sue
Love both cards.Sorry I am late but yesterday took more out of me than I realised. Saba thinking of you and your sister. Norah special uplifting hugs for you. Love and hugs to all.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, I have really missed my daily visits, your delicious creations and your inspiration and not forgetting al the wonderful Wilsonettes, my sister had some things gong on and I was not up to commenting. Today's cards are exquisite and I cannot choose between them, the detail is amazing.
Pam good to see you at number one.
Steph keep warm and happy crafting.
Maria and Mum love and gentle hugs.
Cratynanna and husband love and gentle hugs, hope you get to see your relatives.
Anne C missed you and hope that your husband is well.
Maureen K and Margaret corgi owner treasure the memories of the Carol Services.
Hugs to Tina E, Jen D, Maureen K, Margaret corgi owner, Steph, Norah and Rory, Lynne M, Lynda B, Heather T and to all Wilsonettes.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Two very nice cards Sue, hard to choose Marlene O xx

Beth T said...

What awesome cards. They are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love both the cards but the first one has to be my favourite as I have both the Noel die and the embossing folder. My friends, to whom I have personally given cards to, have been so impressed with their masterpieces made with the Noel die! I have never received so many compliments, which of course has pleased me very much so thanks to you as well, Sue, for your wonderful Noel design!
The cards were in cream, rich ruby red with a tiny touch of holly in one corner, quite simple but they went down well!
Have a good weekend everybody.
Lesley S x

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and all, two great cards with a preference for the first. Love the mica flakes! Gx

Carol from La Crosse said...

Oh my Goodness!!! Double eye candy today!! These cards are just Beautiful!!! I love the mica flakes and the poinsettias that you have been making these last few cards are just Gorgeous!!!

Thank you SO MUCH for sharing Sue!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning cards. Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Sue said...

Two really gorgeous cards! I am totally loving the double layer of torn and rolled mats, they look so pretty. Very creative touch.


Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another pair of beautiful cards, love the mica, and the embossing folder in the first one is beautiful it really stands out. Love them both

Sandy H said...

Two lovely cards. If I had to choose a favourite the first one just edges it for me, though perhaps that's because I've got the Noel die. The embossing folder looks amazing. Really like your distressing on the second card - mine looks more like butchery!
Take care everyone.

Darlene4527 said...

Both are beautiful the soft look of the torn edges but have a bit of a time trying to replicate how you do it.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, just remembered I didn't comment on these yesterday, my battery was flat first thing in the morning, the the day took over, lol. Love them both but think the second one is my favourite. Love. Jean xxx

Susi Mortimer said...

Hello Sue, Lovely cards today. Gold and cream is my favourite one.
Have a good day everyone. Susi x

Marianna Hammer said...

Such lovely Christmas cards. I love them

Vick said...

Love black gold and ivory together, so this is stunning to me and I love my SW poinsettia dies and stamps this Christmas, so you can't really go wrong can you? xx Hugs, Vick xx My YTChannels vixcrafts and wildorchidcrafts

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Two very beautiful cards
Hazel G XX