Friday, 19 December 2014

It's A Double Day!

  Hello there my crafty friends!  Welcome to the very last Christmas Double Day of 2014!  The first card uses the Illuminated Christmas Tree aperture for the focal element.  On a piece of coconut white card, I cut the Christmas tree out, then embossed the halo around the top of the tree.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it for dimension,   I covered a piece of decorative card with a sticky adhesive sheet, then coated it with Iced Snow.  I mounted the tree cut out over it so it showed through the aperture.  I matted it with a navy blue mat and added foam on the back on it.  On the backing piece, I embossed a piece of coconut white card with the Holly Swirls embossing folder.  I wrapped a piece of navy blue silky crush ribbon around and taped the ends to the back, then added a double bow to the centre.  I topped it with a white crystal sparkler and tucked my sentiment tag underneath.  I added a final set of mats with a wider white mat to which I added white Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue dots, then a thin blue mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9" in size.  Scroll down to see card number two.













Card number two showcases the Noel die, or at least part of it!  I selected a piece of decorative paper from my stash.  I covered it with a sticky sheet and micro beaded the background for texture.  I wrapped a piece of white seam binding around opposite corners and added a messy bow in the lower corner.  I accented it with a white crystal sparkler and two matching stick pins.  For the focal element, I cut an Ornate Square in white as a backdrop and attached it in the centre of the card.  I cut the Noel die in Ruby red card, but trimmed away the outer area on a paper cutter, leaving just the Noel lettering itself.  I added mounting foam and attached it in the middle of my die cut backdrop for a simple look.  I finished the card with a pierced white mat, a thin red mat and a wider white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size. 









And finally, I have been asked to remind you to vote in the 2014 Craft Awards.  Voting closes on Sunday the 21st and once you vote, you are entered into a drawing to win some goodies.  Just have a look at the email they sent me below for details! All for now, Sue x

You could WIN a bumper stash of crafting goodies from all the 
winning brands PLUS a 32GB iPad Air together worth over £700!

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Cast your votes and be automatically entered into the
 prize draw. Simply take a look at the nominations 
and pick your favourite in each 
category - it’s as simple as that!
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The categories are ...

Best Online Retailer
Best Craft Blog
Best New Product 2014
Favourite Papercraft Range 2014
Best Sticking Product Range
Best Craft Punch Range
Best Gadget/Machine Investment in 2014
Best Painting Range
Best Rubber Stamping Range
Best Baking Range for Crafts
Best New Craft Book 2014
Best CD-Rom/DVD Product
Favourite Knitting & Stitching Product
Favourite Fabric Range
Best Sewing Machine Brand
Best Independent Store, North of England
Best Independent Store, South of England
Best Independent Store, Midlands
Best Independent Store, Scotland
Best Independent Store, Wales
Best Independent Store, Ireland
Best TV Shopping Channel for Crafts
Best UK Craft Exhibition/Show 2014
Best Craft Chain Store
Best Overall Designer 2014
Favourite Craft Celebrity

VOTING CLOSES SUNDAY 21ST December 2014*
















































149 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful cards, love them both. Hugs all round

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, both cards are beautiful.Sue sometimes I wish I was a robot LOL. take care Kitty

Heather Rogers said...

Both cards are lovely Sue. I bet you are breathing a sigh of relief as another display of Christmas cards is put to bed. Good luck with the videos.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Both stunning cards can not believe it's the end of your christmas cards can not wait to see what you have in store next year thankyou tracyw x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning Cards Both Of Them, I Love Double Friday's Even Though All Christmas Cards Made And Sent, It's Great To Have Idea's For The Future So Thanks For The Fabulous Photography Shots I Can Place Them In My Pinterest Folder.
Have A Great Day Sue
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Wonderful People That Comment On Our Sue's Awesome Blog.

vinita jain said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards Sue! Love them both!
Hugs!

carol quinn said...

beautiful cards sue christmas tree is my favourite...

the link you asked us to vote on doesn't work...sorry voting is now closed???

Jan.moogie said...

Fantastic cards Sue and both so so different. Now so hard to choose a favorite as I adore the Christmas tree but that red and white card is so in your fave I love it. Have a great day xxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Thank you Sue for all of your stunning Christmas card samples this year, you have given us a real treat and some fantastic cards to insist with, beautiful xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
stunners, both of them.
None of mine match up, but that's ok because I'm just the apprentice.
Hugs, Rose

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Just can't choose between the cards today as they are both so beautiful in different ways. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us every day. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning christmas cards, I used the tree on some of my specials.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs
Love Tina x x x x x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Its the NOEL for me today. Wish I had bought this die now as it would have been great for batch making cards.
Have a great day.
Ang x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two fabulous cards to end your Christmas inspiration of 2014 and what inspiration you've given us. I've oohed and ahhhed over every single one. You have a hard act to follow in 2015 but I know you will (my bank manager hopes you don't lol). What was my favourite Christmas die this year! The tree? Or maybe the poinsettia? Or was it the angel? Oh I may as well say I loved them ALL lol. Thank you Sue for your inspiration it's very much appreciated.
Hugs x
Heather T

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, well this is just a fabulous double day post for Christmas inspiration. Love both cards, but my favourite is the 2nd one because i just love the red and white. Have already done my voting, so am in with a chance for the prize. Good luck to you and Julia. Have a great day. Bx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - like both of these - I finished my last C card yday so I am all done now! Just the food to worry about now. Happy Friday all
Rgs
Clare W

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Lovely cards and the tartan one really appeals to me. X

Julie Elli said...

Hello Sue. Thanks for double day. My favourite is the tree. The colour and embossed detail are stunning. I voted for you ages ago. Are you allowed to vote more than once?
Thanks for sharing.
Big hug
Julie E

Tina Eldridge said...

Morning Sue and everyone

2 really lovely cards today, I think I will have to look around to buy the noel die for next year or do I wait as next year, I dare say you will be bringing out some more beautiful Christmas dies to tempt us.X

Happy Birthday Steph, I hope you have a lovely day, and that Andy has bought you something WOW!

Kind Regards to all :-)

Tina XX

Clai01 said...

Both lovely cards Sue x

Anonymous said...

Great cards, Sue, especially th Christmas tree.
Jan
Northhampty

Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards today Sue. Hard to choose a favourite but the tree has won. JJxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue and all Winter Wonderland Wilsonettes.. Thank you for so many amazing Christmas double days and single days of course throughout the year, and I was the happiest bunny when I won the red/white Wednesday giveaway which will be on show all year round in my den.
Your inspiration has been amazing and I know I will continue to keep learning from you.
I like so many other friends here voted ages ago and voted for every single catagory you or CE or your products where nominated, as long as you win that's all that matters, the goodies are just a bonus in my world, would be perfect if any of our Parti were to win though : )
Well, order complete... How pleased am I ??? Apparantly Im a.star so the customer says ! Id say shattered but at least they are all ready to take Sunday, I can now get back to jobs in hand to organise the last of my market bits n bobs ! Then Monday, its the 'special' cards to do, roll on January LOL !
On that note I will wish you all a good Friday and send many hugs to all in need.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all

How sad that the twofer Xmas days are over, how scary that Christmas is in a few days! Thank you for your fabulous inspiration this year Sue, I hope you are having a well earned break.
I am sorry to not have bought the Xmas tree die but sure too by next year there will be so many more to choose from, love the blue and white and your microbead on pretty paper technique.

Muriel x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Both cards today are gorgeous. You can't have enough sparkle at this time of year can you! Think the first one is just ahead for me. Love the embossing around the top of the tree. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good day everyone.
Hugs.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, two stunning cards today, I so love making Christmas cards and using your dies and ideas have been so invaluable to me this year. I love both of them in their own right. Thank you so, so much Sue for all you do for us.

Have already voted, good luck.

Happy Friday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Always like two-fer days, Sue, and today's cards - as ever - give much inspiration, Can't choose a favourite. Voted ages ago and fingers crossed for you!

'P' in Wales

Sam Smithard - sorry you've been poorly, we were anxious when you didn't comment after the blog candy win. Nice to have you back.
Happy Birthday to Steph - hope you get some nice SW goodies!!

PharmacyMichele said...

Two great christmas cards but the 2nd one is my favourite. I voted ages ago so fingers crossed you win the best blog as you deserve it.

Michele

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Two stunning cards love them both. Thank you once again for all the inspiration you give us.

Love & Hugs

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

lilian said...

Hi Sue & All, two beautiful cards today, have already voted, so hope you win, its about time, in my books you should have won before. Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Mrs B said...
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Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Two beautiful Christmas cards for Double Day, love them both, I am going to miss seeing Christmas cards though : ) Thank you for all of the fantastic Christmas cards you have shown us this year. So many gorgeous dies to choose from and I think the Holly Swirls will always be my favourite Christmas embossing folder : )
Thinking of you Norah and glad your felling better Sam. Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Aspiring crafter said...

Two fabulous cards Sue, can't pick a favourite!
Have a good day,
XxxRuth

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Two lovely cards today, thank you.
Both are lovely
Pat x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue another two stunning card o love them both I couldn't choose between them as them. As I loke th both xx

Debs A xxx

Denise said...

Hi Sue

Two stunning cards.

Have. A wonderful Christmas and a happy new year.

Denise (mini)

Jill Berg said...

Love the Noel one - the tartan backgrounf just adds that little bit extra!

Hope you do well in the awardssorry cant vote from Australia

Janice Wallace said...

Morning Sue and everyone else. Thanks for all the inspiration and lessons you have given us this year, We have been treated to some amazing cards.
Both cards great today, but the 2nd is my favorite.
Cheers
Janice W

auscrafts said...

2 beautiful cards Sue

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue,

Two fabulous cards, my favourite is the red Noel I think - funny how a tartan check pattern is so Christmassy but it is...

Izzy

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I just cannot believe where this year has gone and it's the last Christmas 'twofer' for the year!!
I love both of your gifts this morning and really cannot choose between either. They both are beautiful and full of the Season. I only wish I'd seen your 'Noel' gift before finishing off my cards. I have used this die this year and have not thought to use one of my old square dies to showcase it. Certainly will for next year.

Steph - so pleased you've caught up and after Monday will be able to rest! Have a great day and hoping Santa has come early for you.
Sam Smithard - welcome home.
Sandra - have just popped into your blog - wonderful and beautiful. You're one talented lady.
Norah - hope you're OK and managing to loose some of that stress. You're always with me. Hugs

Have to sort 'Santa Sacks' this morning as they're being collected by my youngest Daughter tonight and taken to Santa in Rotherham ready for C.Eve.

To anyone feeling under the weather I'm hoping you feel better soon. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two gorgeous cards today, voted ages ago in the craft awards

foxyg said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue. Love them both.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue,

Two beautiful Christmas cards, but I think the Noël just has the lead for me. Just love it in the red, it really pops. Your Christmas range was amazing, thank you so much.

Love Rosemarie xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Can't choose, love them both. I now wish I had bought that Noel Die. No point buying it now, I know next year you will be giving us something else equally stunning that we will "drool" over.
Looking forward to what you have for us in the near future.
Have a wonderful day
Hugs

Patricia xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love both of todays cards, thank you for all of your inspiration, think I will start very early next year with my cards! Love Jean xxx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Love both cards. I have the Christmas tree and absolutely love it. Have really enjoyed making cards with it, and everyone who has receivd one says how gorgeous they ate.

Glennis said...

Lovely cards - thanks for sharing

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards Sue

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two great Christmas cards to finish the double card day, The Noel one for me as I'm not a big bow person. and I do love the red tartan.
Voted for you and C/E ages ago hope you win.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
It's me again I was told by Christine Emberson to ignore the robot thing and just press publish and it works, hope that the same for others.
Lydia
X

karenlotty said...

Lovely cards I regret not buying the NOEL die but may be it'll be my "banish the January blues" treat for me

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Two beautiful cards today - stunning! Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

2 gorgeous cards here again Sue, I really love them both even they´re soo different, but oh sooo beautiful

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, Two fabulous cards
again love them both.
Nancyd xx

nattyboots said...

Two lovely cards Sue, i do so love the Ruby one .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Kate's Cards said...

Very pretty!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Both cards are beautiful. love Jean Z xxx

DMJ said...



Two more lovely cards, Sue, the "Noel" one is my favourite!!



Doreen x

hollyberry said...

Both today's cards are stunning,can't choose between them.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Both cards are beautiful, thank you for giving us lovely cards for the past 12 months

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Another two lovely cards. I have both these dies and perhaps should start making my next year's cards in January, rather than last minute like this year. SueL x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Thanks for two lovely cards, I really like the second one best!
Have a good weekend everyone.
Gail Cx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Can't believe that's the last, my goodness where does the time go?
Loving both cards, but the Noel with the plaid is my favourite, I have a few to make for the husband for his work (last minute as always)so I think I'll make this one, so thanks again for the inspiration.
:-)
Lorna D

Denise Hancock said...

hi Sue 2 lovely Christmas cards
Denise X

Claire said...

Beautiful cards.

Have a wonderful Christmas.

Take care

Claire

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love them both but number 1 my favourite as really classy!

Happy Birthday Steph!

Love to all xxx

C A W said...

Two lovely cards. Thanks for all the Christmas inspirations.

Diane said...

Hi Sue two beautiful cards again today it's difficult to choose a favourite as they are both gorgeous. Yep I'm in the will definitely start my cards earlier gang for next year. Where has this year gone? Take care love Diane G xxx
Happy Birthday Steph xxxxxx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for my prize, the lovely stamp set arrived yesterday, will be well used. Your cards today are lovely as usual, especially love the shade of the blue bow on the first one and I'm a huge fan of checked backgrounds. Am thinking must get your Noël die set for next years Xmas cards would be so easy to make a batch with them.
Thank you for all the Christmas inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Both cards are lovely but the second one is my favourite.

Anne (Northampton)

Joan D said...

Two stunningly different cards,both beautiful. Be nice to get back to non Chrissie cards and designs now xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love them both. Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. Fab cards, the red NOEL is my favourite.
I voted a while ago so fingers crossed for you.
Caz x

Beverley West said...

Hi Sue,
Like. Both cards but have to say the Noel is my favourite.
Beverley W

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. These are two beautiful cards. I especially like the red one I think the tartan on the background is really a great idea. Although if I was given anyone of them I would be so pleased. Thanks again for more fab ideas. Hugs Heather.x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a great way to finish off your Christmas card two for one, they are both stunning.
I wonder what you have in store for us next.

Sandra I had wee peek at your blog yesterday what wonderful display of cards you have, great talent!

Take care everyone, have a good day.
Jess x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue both of these cards are gorgeous I especially like the red one. I have already voted. I hope you do well. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Debbie Tinks said...

2 lovely cards Sue... Happy crafting...x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love both cards, the tree is so lovely with the iced snow behind but Noel is my favourite and I used it for all my cards this year
Happy birthday Steph hope there were some dies among your presents!
Sam glad you're feeling better
Norah thinking of you and hope you come back soon
Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love both of your cards today especially the second one made from the Noel die.
You have given me an idea of how I can use my Noel die in a similar way next year!
As Joan D has said before me it will be good to get back to non Christmas cards!
Lesley S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Just love the cards. Stunning|
Regards,
Evis M.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards - hard to choose but I think the first one just gets my vote although I have the Noel die and used it lots. Thanks for all the Christmas inspiration! You have really improved my cards! Already voted!
Steph - Happy Birthday - hope you have a lovely day and so pleased you are all ready for Sunday! Hope you sell loads! xx
Have a great day everyone.
Anne - great news about Iain - what a great Christmas present that is .
Norah - a last Friday before Christmas hug! x
Love Myra xx

Paula said...

Two beautiful cards again Sue, if asked to choose though, it would be the 'NOEL' card.

Paula x

TOB said...

Ooh I love them both, but I tend to go the red way.
Can't believe Christmas is so near I haven't wrapped much yet.
Good luck for market this weekend Steph. Hugs to all
Theresax

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Wow 2 beautiful cards what a bonus

I love the noel card think this is my favourite.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

I love the first card as its so elegant and great for men. the second card is pretty. Both cards are inspirational. Thank you.

Love,

Ivy L xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful double day Christmas cards today. I just love both these cards. I'll miss seeing Christmas cards on your blog. Thank you for all the inspiration you give us every year. Hugs to all in need of one today.

hotpotato said...

beautiful cards Sue, now going off to vote in the craft awards.

Swiftycrafter said...

Both cards are lovely lthough the first one with the blue bow is my favorite.
Lynne x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, both Christmas cards are gorgeous. I love them both.

Elaine said...

2 amazing cards Sue. Love the Noel die although I haven't had much time to use it x

SHARICA said...

Love both cards but like the red noel one best .. very bright and cheerful :)

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, love both of these cards - especially the NOEL design. Red & White - classic!! Voting done. Only 6 more sleeps to Christmas! (and hopefully Sue Wilsons dies galore!!!) Hugs, Karen xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Love the both, but then again I usually do.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are gorgeous.....they are both so different, it's impossible to have a favourite!!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

CraftyJo said...

Two lovely cards for yet more inspiration, thanks. Personally, (as you all know) I'd forget the bow ;)

Saba said...

Hi Sue
What beautiful cards, the Noel one is striking and my favourite of the two, and I have the Noel die (lucky me) so next year I fully intend to use it for my cards and will be pinning this one to remind me. Thank you for all the inspiration you have given us with your Christmas cards, I know I couldn't have made mine without your help.

Alison great news about your knee,
Anne what lovely news about Iain, so happy for you both.
Steph many Happy Returns, have a lovely day

Might be AWOL for a couple of days. Travelling home to North Yorkshire for Christmas and as we live in Southern Germany, it's a heck of a drive!! So excited can't wait to see my little grandchildren and to give my beautiful sister the biggest hug ever.
Love and hugs to all
Saba

craftynanna said...

oh Sue these are two beautiful cards and if i had to choose i would say the tree card its so beautiful but the red of the noel card is lovely as well and is festive, love to all Johanna

craftynanna said...

ps Sue i voted ages ago for you and CE

Jean said...

My goodness - these are stunning!!!

Jill Liddle said...

Love both of the cards today, but the second just has that little something more for me.

Natasha Cole said...

I have an idea! Can you make a set of dies that have the pin pricks so I don't have too? I never get mine even when the rows meet up and it is sure to be a popular die!

Lesley Thomas said...

Lovely cards, as usual Sue, the second one strikes me as a Scottish Noel, with the tartan background.
I have already voted, so I've done my bit.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, I love double day! The background of the first card is so pretty, nice and sparkly (I really must get some iced snow in the new year). I love the bow made from the crushed ribbon.
The second card is really cute and I love the backing paper you chose from your stash. Two great cards again. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x
Bejay

tandy said...

Hi Sue
Love both cards no favourite. Your Christmas dies are the best. Steph hope you have a wonderful birthday. Norah hope you will be back with us soon you are greatly missed. Putting our tree up today the 19th is a special day as when our son was born 12 weeks early he had to be resuscitated and we didn't know if he would live but we brought him home on the 19th so we have kept the day as our tree day. Love and bugs to all.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hi Sue and all

Both lovely cards. Personally I think the blue just has the edge for me, though I really like the effect of the paper piercing.

Best wishes

terrie said...

Both cards are very nice...
Two different look but they both turned out really nice
Wll done Sue

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Love the embossing ... and since I am mad for plaid, of course I love the NOEL card.

Susan White said...

I think the tartan one is my favourite today, but thanks for sharing both cards, Susan x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two lovely card to finish with. I have the tree die and will try this next year but maybe with not such a big bow. I don't have the Noel die but I wish I did! I love the brightness of this one with 'proper' Christmas red.

Happy Birthday to Steph, I hope that your presents are all that you wished for.

Sue, I voted ages ago and if there is any justice you would win everthing. Good Luck.

Frances

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue I love both of the cards today. I really like the background paper on the Noel card it would do for a very scotish friend of mine xx

Dawn Holben said...

OH WOW Two absolutely beautiful cards to round of Christmas.
I love them both and couldn't possibly pick a favourite.
I love the way you have used the aperture of the Christmas tree as the focal element along with the iced snow.
And the second one I totally love the backing paper you have used, it sets off the noel die beautifully.
Thank you for all the inspiration and help this Christmas and throughout the year.
Can't wait to see what is coming in 2015.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two fabulous cards today and I really can't choose between them. I used both of these dies for some of my cards this year along with the angel, the poinsettia, the pine bough, the bauble and the holly spray! I'll never be rich! I also used my Lyra die and covered with iced snow to get a snowy scene and it looked gorgeous especially under a tree made from the pine bough. You are such an inspiration.
Steph, happy birthday, hope you got lots of crafty goodies and good luck for Sunday. Sam, glad to hear you are feeling better and many congratulations on your win. Norah and Lynne hope you are both getting stronger by the day - we miss you both ( and Lindsay).
Sending love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Good afternoon Sue, and all the ladies.
Two super cards, I love the embossing folder on the first - and the card itself of course. The second card is so Scottish, its lovely and would be so appropriate for my Scottish friends.
I'm in the Christmas zone now. Went to a Christingle service on Wednesday, the school childrens' mass this morning, and a school carol service in the forest school this afternoon. They were all fabulous and the children we amazing.
Everyone, I hope you have some of the Christmas spirit and company at this time of year xx.

June Horrocks said...

Dear sue could never choose between these two beauties voted a while ago you should win every award thank you for your kindness to us all year happy birthday steph love you. Love to all June xxxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both of these are absolutely beautiful and constructed from probably some of my favourite dies not only from your range but from any of the ranges - just love'em.

val jones said...

Love both cards Sue. A beautiful twosome today.
I would love to vote for you Sue but sadly we can't out here in Spain x

Love Val in Spain x

Anne Crawford said...

Both gorgeous cards! I voted ages ago , goodluck in all the catagories , fingers crossed you deserve it!
Happy birthday Steph, hope it's a good one!
Thanks girls , I gave your good wished to Iain , and he was well chuffed!
Tired out now after all that shopping and the putting away, time for a wee glass of wine to relax.
Love and Hugs to all xo

barbara macaskill said...

I think I already voted but when I went to the link it said voting has closed.
These are both gorgeous cards but if you felt the need to mail the first one to me I would gladly give you my address!! It is absolutely spectacular!! TFS!
I hope that you have a VERY Merry Christmas and that your New Year is as wonderful as you are!!

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are beautiful.Thank you for the inspiration it's kept me going and I've finally finished all my Christmas cards.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful cards and both so different, the snow effect on the first card is breathtaking and love the red and white on the second card, the Noel die is a favourite of mine. Thank you for your inspiration and look forward to more in 2016. I voted ages ago and hope that you win in every category.
Steph Happy Birthday, have a lovely and received the presents you deserve, hope that you have a sell out on Sunday.
Saba welcome home to North Yorkshire, safe travls.
Hugs to Pam and Robbie, Tina E Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Cameeli, Lynne M, Lynda B, Maureen K, Anne C, Myra P, Tres, Sandra, Alimecca, Maria A, Heather T and all Wilsonettes.
Take care.
Hugs June xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely, Sue, both of them.

Barbara said...

Two gorgeous cards but have to say the red/white card is my favourite.

scrAPpamondo said...

Both gorgous!!!

Lynda's craft's said...

Good eavening!Sue & Wilsonettes
So sad it's the last of two fer christmas cards. Thank you for all your inspiration with so many different techniques you have shared with us over this year. The Christmas tree card is so gorgeous love the aperture with the sparkley background. The. Second card is also stunning love the red & think I need that Noel die for next year.
Love & Hugs Lynda xx

I have already voted Sue for every category you &
created exspressions are In.love Lynda.xx

Happy birthday Steph hope you had a good day. Pleased all your orders are finished. Hugs Lynda xx

Sheila G Lynne M & Norah missing you all sending you all Big Hugs Lynda xx

Big hugs Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Hazel,Tina E,Sheila G, Tandy,Tres,TOB Theresa,Wheely Bad,Cameeli,Steph,Norah,Pam,Jean D,Lynne M,Yorkielass,Lindsay. And all Wilsonettes
Love Lynda xx

Maureen B. said...

1Love these cards Sue and admit I used both of the dies in my cards this year.Not together of course! However do like the blue you have introduced in the first card. Wish I had thought of that. Will remember the mix next year God willing. I also like the idea of a different background on the Noel card instead of embossing. Life is getting so hectic now, don'know how you keep up with all your inspiration for us but as usual I am very grateful to you. Take care many Xmas hugs Sue. Maureen

Wheely Bad said...

Good evening Sue!

A twofer for anyone who needs some last minute cards... lets see if I got my maths right and if not I will be using those for inspiration!

Happy Birthday Steph, hope you're having a wonderful day and that all goes well Sunday.

Sam Smithard, so glad you're back. Belated congratulations on your blog candy prize and I'm glad you feel better now.

Norah, hugs as always xxx

To Saba and all those of you who are travelling long distance this week. Wishing you all safe, easy journeys.

My resting Wednesday/ Thursday was needed and I was, happily, well enough to go in town with my PA this afternoon to buy the last couple of gifts. Town wasn't too busy, I got everything I needed and I'm not too tired so I can work on the last of the crochet- DC beanies for those who'll be outside a lot. I'm also desperately waiting to hear when my 'baby' brother gets home safe. He's travelling from Carlisle to Ipswich today via train... a mammoth journey on the last day of the school term! Don't envy him at all as the last time when he came back to his graduation there were diversions, delays and allsorts going on, he had to travel all the way to London then come back up again. Took him 14 hrs with all the problems! Hope he's come direct this time and will be wonderful to see him once he's recovered from his journey!

Well, Mr W and Billy have just left for their evening stroll so I'm going to make a coffee, don the appropriate adaptive equipment and crochet instead of going to sleep. If I sleep now I'll be awake at silly o clock! Need to get a good nights sleep to be able to finish those special cards tomorrow and wrap the first lot of gifts.

Hugs to Sue and all Wilsonettes everywhere, hope any last minute makes go smoothly!

T x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Love both cards, Illuminated Christmas Tree very elegant & love the Tartan Noel card too both very pretty.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you & thankyou for sharing all your Beautiful Cards & Tutorials with us crafters.

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two gorgeous cards, but the second is my absolute favourite as I love the Noel die and tartan is also a favourite.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Two Stunning Christmas cards. The second card i Absolutely Love that Tartan paper/card. Both Dies are Stunning and i own them both.I have voted and wish you all the very Best Sue - You deserve to win
Take care
Hazel G XX

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, love these cards (and have both dies) brilliant twofer day, we are so blessed with all the wonderful cards you showcase for us, BIG thank you.
Love Brenda xxx

Pearl said...

Fab cards to day Sue, love them both but the blue one has the edge for me, craftihappiness to all and a festive wish too for peace and goodwill over the christmas season and 2015 with love from Pearl.

Theresa Pace said...

very creative. blue is one of my favourite colors and love anything in that hue. the noel die is beautiful and i love it, hugs xx

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone! Oh,no not the two last christmas cards. Ah well you have given us two of the most lovely ones to leave with. How you have used the tree is beautiful but my favourite here today is the Noel with the red and white behind. Thank you Sue for teaching us all different ways to use our dies and looking forward what's coming up in the new year.

Hope we will see something before 2016,Hihi Oh June you did make me laugh. Hope you ok Hugs.
Happy Birthday Steph- hope you had a lovely day with many presents and have a good day Sunday. Hope it want be to cold for you, warm Hugs.
Saba- have a good trip to yorkshire, how many hours will it take you to drive ?
To our missing ladies-we miss you,please come back soon! Hugs.
To all under the weather- wish you better. To Norah,Pam,WheelyBad,ToB,Janet,Lynda,Sandra,June,Steph,Brenda,Sam,Cheryl,Lynne M,CraftyNanna and everyone who are a Wilsonette have a nice weekend. Take care and
warm Hugs Maria x

Laura O' Connor said...

2 beautiful cards ,both equally nice .Laura O

Anonymous said...

Both cards are beautiful Sue, but I love the second one, thanks for all your great cards Marlene O xx

Carole Z said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, can't decide which I like best! Hugs Carole Z xx

Janice K said...

Two great cards, love the addition of the iced snow and micro beads for extra sparkle/bling.x

Vie Carter said...

Great cards, cannot decide on them so both 1st class

Vie
x

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes, hope it's not too cold where ever you all are.
I'm liking The Winter Wishes best. Card No 2 is quite funky looking.

Keep safe and warm all.

Hugs,

Angela in Dubai Xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE IT WHEN YOU USE ALL THE BITS OF THE CARD YOU HAVE CUT OUT AND HAVE LEFT OVER. HATE WASTE. I DO LIKE CARD NUMBER TOO BEST. RED AND WARMTH OF IT.
CRACKING JOB ON BOTH CARDS.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Carol from La Crosse said...

Your ingenuity continues to impress me!! Beautiful cards Sue!!

I never tire of seeing new Christmas cards from you!!

Thank you for the great ideas!!

AliJ said...

Great cards!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. I know i am late or is it early to be leaving my comment but oh what a busy day but never mind i know i am not the only one lol. So sad that it is the last of the twofer christmas cards but you have created two beautiful ones for your last twofer christmas days. Love the first one because you have put a big bow on it and i just wish i could get my bows as beautiful as yours so jealous lol and the second one has to be because of the colour and the tartan paper. Thank you for all of your insperational christmas cards this year i just cant belieave this year is nearly over but i cant wait to see what you have instore for us crafter next year. Have tried to vote with the above information and it says that the voting is closed. So sorry i cant vote. Have a great weekend.

Best Wishes.
Denise T x
PS. Have tried just to post my comment without proving i am a robot but no succsess so i will just have to keep proving i am not a robot but i must be as i have to keep repeating myself everyday LOL.xxx

Darlene4527 said...

Love them both!

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Love both of today's Christmas cards really can't choose between them , thank you for so many inspirational designs they have helped me tremendously in creating my own cards this year . Hugs xx

Crafty hugs to Yorkielass & L, Lynda and all wilsonettes
Hugs
Jean D xxx

JenRey said...

Sue, your cards are so pretty!! I hope to someday make cards as beautiful as yours. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jen

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel