Friday, 10 July 2015

Christmas Double Day

 Hello bloggers and welcome to the first Christmas double day this year!  Two very different cards, the first one with a sort of frosty feel to it (which we can use in the middle of July! LOL)  I started with the Peeking snowflake and cutting it in the centre of a piece of coconut white card.  I added mounting foam to the back of it  to raise it for dimension.  I stamped my sentiment on another piece of white card and used Aqua Adirondack ink around it, then covered it with a piece of self adhesive sticky sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and coated it with Diamond Sprinkles.  I mounted this in the window of my aperture.  Next I tore a piece of white card to create a hill on the card and coated it with spray adhesive and glittered it as well with Diamond Sprinkles.  I added it with foam at the bottom of the card.  I cut the male deer out of white card and added him to the left on my hill.  Finally I added small glue dots all over the background and drew a bead a glue all the way around the edge on the top of the card and coated it with Iced Snow and allowed it to dry.  A pearl snowflake was added in the upper corner, before finishing with my paper pierced mat, thin aqua mat and final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.






 An unusual colour combo in it's dusty rose and silver, but very pretty in real life.  I created the background by using the shaving foam technique with Victorian Velvet ink and Brushed Pewter distress Stain (you have to remove the dauber top to get to the liquid ink to use)  Once dry, I covered the piece with a sticky adhesive sheet and used the large oval from the Peeking Snowflake die set to cut an aperture in the centre.  Next I coated the background with micro beads for texture and added mounting foam to the back.  I stamped my sentiment (from Justrite stamps) and embossed it in silver.  I used a light inking of Victorian Velvet around the sentiment before centring it in my aperture window.  I cut a variety of sizes of the Classic Poinsettia out of silver card and added a glue bead around each of the edges before sprinkling them with Iced Snow.  Once dry, I assembled all the flowers and added them to the card.  I seated the largest flower on a seam binding bow.  I cut two Canadian borders in white and glued them to the top and bottom edges of the card.  A white paper pierced mat, a thin silver mat and a final white mat were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8 1/4" in size.  I hope that you have enjoyed the two selections for today.  Have a favourite?  All for now, Sue x














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Pam said...

Stunning cards Sue, what a surprise to have two. Love both but the reindeer wins it for me.
Happy Friday everyone.

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards,but love the poinsettias best. Always love a shaving foam background as well.

Linda28 said...

what a surprise two cards, great stuff! Both beautiful in different ways, but have to say the Reindeer is my favourite. Waiting now for my delivery of your Christmas dies and looking forward to getting started. Hugs to all, Linda.

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue.

Oh my two wonderful treats this mornin. Love both. First one my fave tho
second more traditional but very pretty ;-) xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, Two lovely cards, I do not like the cold. So it has to be the warm rosy glow of the Poinsettias for me. Take care Kitty.mind you the deer is very regal.

Helen Bell said...

Good morning Sue

Two beautiful cards. I thought the first one was my favourite at fist, but the second one has the edge for me. I think it's the colours and the pointsettias that does it.

Both really lovely though. We're beibg spoilt with two!

Love Helen xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two cards today we are being spoiled, the reindeer one is my favourite although the other one is lovely too. The colours in the second one are unusual but work well. Yvonne xx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, omg what a brilliant two for one today, love the reindeer as I am partial to white/white with a hint of colour but have to say that the dusky pink card just nudges past it. The background using the shaving foam is stunning, I love the silver poinsettias. Lol lynne m & dastardly devious doggie divas xxxxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Good morning everyone. We are lucky two cards today. Both equally gorgeous. Cant decide one I like best.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
two stunning christmas cards today love the colours thank you tracyw

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Gorgeous cards Sue... both very striking.
Luv Rach :)

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW Forgot it was double day christmas card's today and what away to start the festive double day friday's off with. Both card's are beautiful. The shaving foam technique is a great one for background's as you never get the same one twice, but the reindeer card is my favourite as they look so cute. I took delivery of my new christmas die's yesterday, these were my first favourite's so i had to get these one's first the reindeer's, tree's, the open petal poinsettia and the snow flake background and they are all stunning and cut so well. Now i have to pick some more to order and it's very hard to pick them, but never mind as i will end up buying them all but i don't think the bank manager will be very happy. I will just have to send him a Sue Wilson special christmas card LOL.
Take care everyone and hoping you all have a lovely weekend with some nice weather.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Aspiring crafter said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, love the reindeer , love the poinsettias too....can't choose a favourite!
XxxRuth

Jean Prescott said...

Both cards are beautiful Sue just love the colour combo on both cards.
Take care
Jean

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, the 2 cards you have shown are just incredible. Both have elements that I like a lot, but my favourite is the 2nd one, as it is very unusual. Have a great day. Bx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, What a treat two gorgeous cards but the snowy reindeer is definately my favourite it is beautiful.
Nancyd xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue.
I know I said it during launch but Im saying it again, this new festive collection is so beautiful as are your two card's today. It also goes to show that your 'everyday' dies mix so well with your festive collection. I decided to cheer myself up yesterday after your configuation card and adopted the lattice configuration die and its more beautiful than any words I can use to describe it,the only problem I have now is there are so many ways it can be used to show its beauty where do I start. Whilst at my shop I was looking at the festive die collection she has on display and was trying to decide which to invest in first, and now I know thanks to your selection of cards this morning.
Thank you for yesterday.
Hugs.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Kerryn Ashton said...

Both of these cards are really beautiful, hard to pick a favourite but think I love the poinsettias with the dusky pink and silver background something a bit different.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Two very beautiful but different ways of showing the peeking snowflake die. Love the dusky rose and silver combo of the second card but the classic white/white reindeer card just edges it for me today. It's great how you mix in your everyday dies too, reminding us that they can be used for ANY occasion. Sue XXX

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what beautiful cards I love both but if I had a choose I would go for the first one.your designs are wonderful.
Have a lovely day

Debs A xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Both of these cards are gorgeous in their own way, but I think the first one is my favourite with it's cool, frosty look. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

sonja_w said...

Both cards are beautiful, however the second one is definitely my favourite. The silver and dusty rose I are a beautiful combination and I love the poinsettias xx

carol edwards said...

Love both cards Sue, think the second one is my favourite though x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all. Two beautiful cards, hard to pick a favourite. I have been on holiday and unfortunately had trouble getting wi-fi missed seeing your blog each day. JJxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Like the second one but love the first one! Fabulous. Happy Friday all

carol quinn said...

Stunning

Breezes said...

Both gorgeous but the second one does it for me !
Hugs,
Rose
xx

Linda Graham said...

Two lovely cards Sue,so hard to choose a favourite,thank you, Linda x

patwyn said...

Morning Sue,

Both cards are lovely. I can't really choose between them, though the reindeer is so cute maybe that one has the edge,

Pat xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue How exciting double Friday, I have been looking forward to today to see your offerings! Once again I am not disappointed, I like them both but if I had to choose it would be the first one for me. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Spoilt today.Two beautiful cards.
The reindeer is so cute.

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
love both cards but prefer number 2 as I like Victorian Velvet also. They are
super examples for Christmas inspiration. x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. I am going to love double Fridays! Couldn't possibly decide which design I prefer as both are stunning and very different.x

Jan on the Fosse said...


Both beautiful cards but I think I'm going to choose the second one just for the stunning colour combination of silver and rose

Jan

Anonymous said...

Ooooh thanks, Sue, love a double day! Both cards really gorgeous, but think the second is so unusual and elegant in design and colour that it gets my vote - however, wouldn't say no to the deer!

'P' in Wales

Desiree P said...

I love the effect of the iced snow and the combination of all the other elements on the first card and the colours are gorgeous on the second card. Would have to cast my vote for the first one. Have a lovely weekend Sue.x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue thank you for the two beautiful Christmas cards today they are stunning. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Both are gorgeous but the first one is favorite. Have a great weekend everyone.
love Jan x x

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning cards today, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me not one but two beautiful cards.
I haven't got time to have a good look yet, rushing off to help with my grandchildren. Also have a birthday party to go to this evening my eldest Daughter is 40. So I will have a closer look in more detail tomorrow.
I absolutely love your cards and die sets. In fact I actually did my version of some of your cards this week.
Wish I could share with you so you can see what an inspiration you are to me and my card making.

Thanks
Maggie in Solihull

nannapat said...

Both cards are so different and so gorgeous. Choosing a favourite with your cards is always difficult but I think I would go for the first one, I love the frosty look. Pat x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Lovely cards but I love the Reindeer the best, with the Snow it looks so special!
I haven't tried the Shaving Foam technique yet!
Take care
Love Marg

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two very different Christmas cards but both equally beautiful love white on white so I always make some of those and I try a match cards to the recipient
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Jan.moogie said...

Well two beautiful cards today and so so different but white on white seems to win for me. Thanks for sharing Sue, have a great day. Hugs xxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Great to wake up to two cards this morning!
What a nice surprise. Both are really nice and the pink one especially.
Well done Sue.
Anne M xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two gorgeous cards, but my favourite is the first one, I adore 'scene' cards, and I love everything about this one.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Julie Elli said...

Oh my goodness.

A treat for my eyes.

Totally smitten with your deer card!!! I need these dies. Just popping off to order. Lol

Thank you Sue for your total commitment to perfection.

Big hug
Julie E

Gloria Robey said...

Two beautiful cards again.I cant decide.I love the use of colour but I am leaning towards the reindeer. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Debbie said...

Wow, gorgeous, gorgeous, cards. They took my breath away. I really love the second card. The colors are just perfect to get away from the usual red, green and white. It looks so soft and muted, and yet everything just blends and enhances so well.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards this morning. I do t think I can choose as they are both a winner in their own right.

Love Rosemarie xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards ,if i had to choose i would pick the poinsettia card .
Have a lovely weekend.
Elaine H X

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Two beautiful examples of just what can be done with your veristile dies, you give us great ideas, Hazel xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a lovely surprise I forgot it was a twofer day lol. You've given us two stunning cards to kick off and made it very hard to choose a favourite. But the first one has the edge for me because the deer are my favourite Christmas die EVER! I love the three of them especially the 'baby' deer. The touch of Aqua makes the card pop! I can see that the oval die is going to be very useful. Then there's the second card WOW! That background is to die for, the shaving foam technique gives such an amazing background and no two are the same. A very different colour combination one I wouldn't have thought of but one I must try. The poinsettia's are fabulous in silver and the border looks fantastic.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, Two beautiful cards wow, can't choose because they are both beautiful!Received my X mas order yesterday so I will start off with the reindeer card ,they are gorgeous.Take care Jane B.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love both of these cards, how lucky are we to have a double dose of your creations? Love Jeanxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
What a simply wonderful way to begin the day. Two absolutely wonderful cards that are both gorgeous. I love the poinsettia card especially the muted tones of the shaving foam background. However, the star has to be the first card - I love the deer! The card just reminds me of a winter wonderland - just beautiful!
Hope everyone is ok, sending love and hugs to you all, Alison xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards to start with, both very different.
I would not have thought about dusky pink, but it really works!!
Lorna D

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & Friends,
Wow what wonderful festive delights you have bought us today, I think my favourite is number one, mostly because I
Love the reindeer and the simplicity of the colour combination ,
The second card is lovely too, I like it's unique style and the colour really works too.
Thank you Sue for your Festive Friday treats xxxx
Huge to everyone
Sandra
Xxxxxxx

hazel young said...

Wow Sue gorgeous cards love them both xx hazel

Anne said...

How can you chose between these two - it's impossible! Beautiful, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Yorks butterfly said...

Wow!! Oh gosh Sue these are fabulous, so different to each other but so "Christmas" I love them. Have been playing with my new Christmas Dies but have not managed to make anything like these.
Wendyx

sued99 said...

Love both of these but most especially the white one. It's gorgeous.

Lesley Thomas said...

Hmmm, love the designs, but I am a bit of a traditionalist and not sure about the colours.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love both today's cards, first is my favourite it think!!.
Well maybe not!! Oh!! Sue, decisions, decisions!!
Thank you for all your wonderful creations and inspiration.
Have a good day
Patricia xxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue,I love both these cards!!! They're so
elegant a joy to behold!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Two cards, brilliant. Think the first card is my favourite!
Gail Cx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two beautiful cards today and they are both stunning so it's difficult to choose a favourite. I love them both but really like the muted pink and silver colour combination. Thank you for your wonderful ideas. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two lovely cards-I think the second one is my favourite though as its just that bit different .

Michele

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Both cards are gorgeous. I love the shaving foam background. I must practise that technique more as I don't get such a depth of coverage.

Love
Roz.x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely treat today, two cards, I love them both but I think I would choose the first as my favourite.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Its the first one for me today, all frosty and fabulous.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Denise said...

Hi Sue

Both cards are wonderful. I love the shaving foam effect. I have never tried that so I am out to the shops today to get equipment and I will give it a go.

I have also enjoyed your new videos on You Tube.

Looking forward to your DVD! When will it be available

Denise (mini) x

karenlotty said...

Both cards are beautiful The deer one wins it for me probably because I think I'd be able to recreate something similar
I have the foam I have the inks but when I do it, it just looks a mess - will practice though

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. I love your cards today, both so beautiful :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Good morning Sue. What a treat, two lovely cards today. Must admit the reindeer is my favourite.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

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

Chris Curry said...

Sorry Sue, I can't pick a favourite. Both gorgeous. The deer is so cute and the poinsettia is so classy. Thank you.Xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Wow, two cards today, aren't we lucky. Your first is a very pretty card but I like the second one as it's that bit different. SueL x

Jodee Keal said...

Two lovely cards today, Sue.....but the first is my favourite! Cute and sparkly! Jo xx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Both cards are gorgeous, my favourite is the reindeer.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Impossible to pick a favourite - love the snowflake aperture and the reindeer but then here's the shaving foam technique with micro beads, both a blast from the past that I had so much fun playing with...decisions, decisions...I'm going to pick them both!!...lol

Izzy

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Like both cards,they are both lovely in their own different way.
Thank you for two cards
Best wishes
Karen M

Marion said...

Hi the reindeer is my favourite , not keen
on the colour's of the second one.
Marion H

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, loving the new collection of winter dies

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Two great cards Sue.

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, love both cards but the reindeer is certainly my favourite! I too have started my Christmas cards - twenty completed to date!
Janette x

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Both Beautiful cards, I like them both the same
don't have a favourite from these two!
Thanks for sharing, love Junex (Cumbria)

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
How can we have a favourite when both cards are stunning. Love the frosty look of the one with the deer and the pinks and greys of the second card are fabulous. Love them both.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Tressa said...

Two gorgeous cards. Thought the first was great then scrolled down and saw the second. That one is stunning. After watching you demonstrate the shaving foam technique last week I love the idea that each card produced this way will be unique. I really like the choice of colours on this one. No doubt then which is my favourite!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, both these cards are beautiful, I think the reindeer is my favourite love Jean Z xxx

June Horrocks said...

Both stunning cards sueove the first one brill to see two thank you love always
June horrocks xxxxxx

doreenmj said...

Wow, 2 lovely cards. soo different!! I love the idea of pink/silver for Christmas instead of blue,



Doreen x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Two of the most stunning cards I adore the 1st one this I must try and do I need the dies 1st and other bits n bobs to make it.
What an inspiration you are to us all
Hugs Sarah xxxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue you are spoiling us with two beautiful cards but the poinsettia one is my choice love from Jackie xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards, I think I like the first one as a favourite.
Christmas in July, it's cold enough for it!!
Take care, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Both cards are simply stunning love the colours on the second one and the reindeer on the first if I had to chose I would choose the first reindeer card xx thank you for sharing love yvonne bennett xx

Tracey Short said...

Morning Sue

Both of these cards are just absolutely gorgeous - you never, ever fail to impress me with your designs.

I had a few of the Christmas dies delivered yesterday so cannot wait to get started with them and your inspiration will help me on the way.

Have a great day
Love Tracey, Hull
xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
Well Sue My Lovely What Can I Say Other
Than Thank You So Very Much For sharing Two
Remarkable Beautiful Cards, It Was A Great Surprise
Double Cards For Friday.
I haven't Got A Favourite As They Are Both Truly
Stunning, I Love The First One As Its Clean And Crisp
I Love The Colours You've Chosen The Coconut White
And The Aqua Foundation Card, I Love How You've Tore
A Piece Of White Card To Create A Hill Then Added The
Beautiful Diamond Sparkles For The Male Deer I Love The
Background.
Card Number Two This Is Stunning I Just Love The Colours
You've Chosen ( Your Head Must Be Full Of Exciting Ideas)
I Love How You've Used The Same Die As The One Before
The Beautiful JustRite Sentiment Which Has Beautiful Script
Last But Not Least Those Stunning Classic Poinsettias.
Sue Thank You So Much For Sharing
Take Great Care Sue
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
A Huge Hug To Lancashire Steph xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
you must be joking! Favourites?? it's impossible to choose from those lovely cards. They are both very different but each one is superb. I LOVE the background done with the shaving foam, resolved to try my hand at that technique because the results are so beautiful.
You did a similar card to the first one last year or the year before with mica flakes, I copied it and the results were admired by all recipients and commented upon by their visitors.
Hugs, Rose

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, I love both cards for different reasons. The first is a traditional white Christmas with all the lovely things we think of as a tracitional card. The se nod I watched the video and loved how it came about, but the colours are not cold enough for me. Ice blue or spruce green would have worked for me. However it is a stunning card in its own right. X Ros

Kate's Cards said...

Both lovely but number pone is my favourite. Xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow, two stunning Christmas cards today. I love them both. However, I think the second card is my favourite. I just love the colours you've used. For Christmas I think they go very well together. Must give this technique a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I love both of these cards.
I just can't wait to start on my Christmas cards.
Love them both.
Regards,
Evis M.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, both cards are really lovely I don't know which one is best as they are both so good, it does seem funny looking at these on a hot sunny day!
Kathy x

KathR said...

Morning Sue , from a rather dreich Scotland

I have to say both cards are absolutely beautiful, but then your cards are never anything less......
I loved the oval cutout effect of the first card, and think I will be adding the lovely deer to my collection of growing SW dies...
Have a lovely day, and I can't wait to see what wonderful creations you come up with...
Hugs Kath fae a very dreich Scotland...

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
both cards are just amazing but the background of the second one with the shaving foam technique is... breathtaking....have no words... don´t know what to say...
I did that some months ago and the result is very colourful at the beginning and softer at the end. I´m sure you did a lot of backgrounds because it is to extensive doing just one.
Maybe you should show this technique in a video once???
Rolf xxx

Paula said...

Both cards are beautiful, no way could I pick a favourite! They are so different, it's impossible to choose just one. :) I think I should check the shaving foam tutorial, it's so long since I did it that I've forgotten how! Duh!
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

pinky said...

So much texture and depth to both, beautiful work Sue.

Jill Liddle said...

Both are stunning cards today.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love both of these cards maybe slightly favouring the first. If this is Christmas I can't wait for more, just beautiful.
Muriel x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Oh that deer is so cute! Lovely cards but the first one has to be my favourite.
Thank you for my comment prize, the set arrived yesterday, going to have a play today.
x

SueJ said...

How lovely to see two Christmas cards, my favourite type of card.
They are both wonderful and some great techniques used.
I adore the deer one and the colour on the other one is gorgeous so would be delighted to receive either one.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
So sorry can't choose a favourite - impossible as they are both lovely in their different ways.

Beverley W

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Two gorgeous cards today. It is very hard to pick one but if I had to I'd probably pick the reindeer as the colours are so nice. Wouldn't mind receiving either one. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards if I had to pick a favourite it would be the first one. The all white is just stunning. Thanks Sue. Anniekk xxx

Maria Illsley said...

They are both beautiful I cannot chose between the two xx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, you are spoiling us, I love what youve done with the Deer die, will have to give that one a go this weekend, and the other has turned out stunning, love the colour combo. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards today showing your beautiful dies. I thought I would be in the minority liking the pink one but it does seem to be popular, possibly because it is so unusual. Thank you so much for sharing.
Take care
Love Diane G xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Can't possibly choose between these two lovely cards, both are equally gorgeous. Thank you for all the inspiration, I love making Christmas cards

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards. Both lovely in different ways so I just can't decide which I like the best.

Susan Lesperance said...

I just love todays cards!

SueL

Saba said...

Good morning Sue
A double delight for us today, both cards are lovely. Choosing a favourite is difficult, but for me, I think the dusky pink one just has the edge
The Peeking Snowflake die is gorgeous.

Wheelybad good luck with today's scan.

Love and hugs for all
Saba

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two awesome cards, must get my micro beads out and have a play.
Lorraine

Jayem said...

Dear Sue

How lovely both cards are. The frosty one will suit us this week as exceedingly cold weather is predicted for Eastern Australia.

I do, however, prefer the pink one with the poinsettias. The colour is just gorgeous and I think something like it will grace some of my cards this year.

Thanks, as always, for the inspiration.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Lesley Cann said...

Love both the cards. Have just finished my first card using your angel who I must say is georgeous. Thank you so much.

CraftyJo said...

Two gorgeous creations Sue. They'd have to be for someone very, very special if I was to try and emulate ;)

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, crafty hugs Julie xxx

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
So in love with these card idea's they are amazing. I especially love your new background winter dies and the dear die is so beautiful.I car wait to see what you come up with the jingle bell dies.
Thank you Dorothy

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all.

How spoilt am I feeling with a two for one. With the first card I'm not getting the aqua, so I have white on white which I love. I really like your layout and I can imagine how lovely the sparkles are.

The background of the second card is stunning. The Canadian borders look so elegant and silver poinsettia's are so pretty. I don't think I could pick a favourite between these cards. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Thankyou for the Christmas inspiration the cards are gorgeous. The "Stag" standing so proud makes a beautiful card I have this set of dies really like them not used them yet have lots of Birthday cards to make first.

I really like the dusky pink and pale silver combo you have given me lots of idea to make flowers (poinsettia's) with all those patterned papers I have in my stash
Thankyou.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I was so excited for todays cards and you have not let me down sue both cards are beautiful and totally different to each other x I love the cool frosty reindeer card but also love the softness of the pink and silver and can see that one not only for christmas so no favourite for me I'm afraid I love them both x thankyou sue once again for your inspiration x
Hope everyones well x
Theresa w xxx

Meg said...

Hello Sue,
Call me a wuss but I am cold today, it could well be Christmas time.
Of your two cards I prefer the Reindeer one and that was a die I added to my list on your launch day.
The Poinsettia is a lovely card and the different colour-way is so nice.

Thank you for sharing so many masterpieces with us.

Love and hugs to everyone,
Meg
XXXX

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, I love both cards because the stag is so regal and would be great for cards for 'recycled teenagers'; whereas the poinsettia card with its' modern colours would appeal to younger recipients but I like them both and would love to receive either from anyone. Hugs xx Pauline A

Crafty Cruiser said...

Both cards are beautiful but probably the reindeer one has the edge if I had to choose a favourite.
Doreen R

magpie said...

Hellooooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! What a wonderful surprise this is with a two-fer! Love both of them! Love the cuteness of the reindeer and the loveliness of the poinsettia. Gorgeous pink and touch of silver. Will have to watch the video of the shaving foam technique again......xx Beautiful Sue, just beautiful xx I remember doing the hill technique in card class.....it was over 3 years ago so "thank you" for the reminder! xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and your family xx Sending love and hugs to all Wilsonettes who are in need xx Have a wonderful night at your daughter's 40th birthday Maggie xx Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Christmas! I just love this new Christmas Die Selection! I could easily go mad and buy the lot! However, I can't really do that - shame really!
Today's cards are both lovely but the second one is my favourite as I love the colours and it is just a lovely change. I love pink and silver.
Looking forward to seeing lots more and getting loads of inspiration.
Love to all,
Special hugs for Maureen xx
Myra xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful cards Sue.

Rach83 said...

Wow! Two wonderful cards. I really really love the first! Great inspiration as I'm just about to start my Christmas cards. The second is beautiful too - lovely flowers.

Rachel x

Susan White said...

Both lovely cards, although I'm not sure that I need a card with a frosty feel as it's a bit chilly up here today! My favourite is the second card I think, although I do really like the snowflake aperture, Susan x

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
A double delight for us all today. I love both of the cards.....xx

Lesley Griffiths said...

Stunning, what's more to say.
Happy Days
Lesley

Karen Drew said...

Two beautiful cards. Think the first one is my favourite
Luv
Karen xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FIRST ONE MY FAVOURITE, BUT LIKE THEM BOTH. A REAL CHRISTMAS THEME. STILL FEEL HOT HERE SUN OUT.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful xmas cards love the snowflakes peeping out.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry
xxx

Angela Wade said...

Good Afternoon, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes, it's a gorgeous sunny and very warm day here today, but with a nice breeze :-)

Two beautiful Christmas cards, Sue, like them both.

Hugs and Best Wishes to you all,

Angela in sunny S. Wales Xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
These are gorgeous and I couldn't possibly choose a favourite as they are so different in style. I love them both.
Sue may I thank all the lovely ladies on your blog for their kind wishes on the sudden and unexpected death of my dear brother. I won't be popping in every day to see you, but I will slowly get back to normal.
Love Maureen xxxx

terrie said...

What a lovely surprise getting two cards to look at...
I'm glad I don't have to choose...I like both of them...
I like the peeking snowflakes on the first card and I love the poinsettia cause it's my favorite Christmas flower...
Outstanding cards and well made...
Well done Sue

Jayne S said...

Two beautiful cards, so very different to one another. I just love them both

Dawn Holben said...

Two very different but stunning cards today, I really love them both.
you have persuaded me to buy the deer die now as they are so cute ( not that I needed much persuasion ) lol

Scottydog said...

Two lovely cards Sue, like them both but if you forced me to choose think it would be the first one .......... but on the other hand!! Lol!

Jean said...

Stunning! You make the best cards!

SHARICA said...

Another 2 stunning cards today .. xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & friends
WOW WOW two fabulous Christmas cards I love them both but the second one has just got the edge with the gorgeous colours love the pink & silver.but I do love the first card as well.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Special Hug's for Maureen thinking of you love Lynda xx

Sending Hug's TOB Theresa love Lynda xx

Hug's Sandra Margaret Maureen Myra Maria Sheila Sam Saba Brenda L Brenda Littlelamb Karen Alison Beth Deb C Hazel Patricia Norah ToB Theresa Diane Cheryl Wheelybad Mrs B Sue Pat Love Lynda xx

Hug's to all Wilsonetts xx

Mary Lynn Cox said...

I can't pick one favorite. I like the colors and sparkle of the first one but I love the dies and techniques uses with the second one.

IVY Cheong said...

I really love both the cards. I have bought both the reindeer and poinsettia dies so I may give them a go :-) take care, Ivy xx

Julie Kay said...

Both absolutely stunning cards.. I think my fav is the reindeer one, but both are so classy. Crafty Regards Julie xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Stunning cards to start the weekend, i think the reindeer is the favorite.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Anonymous said...

Joan from Newcastle

Hi Sue

Two absolutely stunning card's. Love the colour's used. The reindeer and peeking snowflake dies are on my to get list. The flowers and the shaving technique on your second card are so good.

Best wishes
Joan

Suzzette Yandle said...

Both cards are lovely. My favorite today is the deer card. The embossing and die cuts on the deer are exceptional. I did not think I needed another deer die until today! Gotta have this one.

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue and crafty Wilsonettes
Ooh, 2 cards, Christmas double day is new to me so what a lovely surprise to get 2 cards. I love both these cards for different reasons, I think the 1st is my fave, I love anything frosty and sparkly, with just that hint of colour. I love the peeking snowflake and deer too. However, the difference is slimmer than a gnat's whisker, I love the pink and silver background with microbeads all over it on the 2nd, the colours and the finish are gorgous. Rolfi, there's a video tab at the top of the home page for this technique :-)
Big hugs to all my blog friends and Lynda B, Myra and Saba.
Sincere good wishes to you Maureen for peace and comfort.
Love and blessings - Deb C xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good afternoon Sue
Wow two absolutely divine cards stunning to say the least love both of them
Hugs
Margaret corgi owner

Jan Moss said...

Hi Sue. Absolutely stunning. I was thinking of using pink this year!! Your second card has convinced me, so thank you for that as well as 2 cards. Hugs. Jan.x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Wow two very beautiful and unique cards both stunning in their own way. Can't pick between them as they both offer something different.

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue,
Love it when there are 2 cards. The first one is my fav.( only just)
Deb C, yes you are looking under the right name , I can't find you either your pic. doesn't come up. Me and technology don't mix!
Back to Wimbledon , come on Andy!!
CaroleB xx

Love2papercraft said...

Wow, wow, wow! X2! Both so beautiful! As I was looking at the first I thought it was definitely going to be my favorite as I'm partial to deer & snow...then I saw the 2nd one! Oh my-so lovely! So the 2nd one has a slight edge - maybe because I used deer in last year's card & am looking for something a little different. Can't go wrong with either...now if I can just get ahold of some of your Christmas dies - oh what am I saying, I want all of your dies :) I must admit I'm a little jealous I don't have access to all here in the states! I guess it makes the ones I do have all the more precious. Thank you again for your lovely offerings!

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards but both very different.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sue, lovely cards today, especially the first one with all that frost and I'm a sucker for a reindeer, Kate x

barbara macaskill said...

Both of these are absolutely gorgeous!!! One the first one I can almost feel the iciness from the snow! If I received a card like these I would frame it and keep it out year round!!! LOVE them BOTH!!

A Happercrafter6 said...

Two beautiful cards. On such a warm day, the first feels very cooling!
Jan
Northampton

TerriBlue cards said...

Hi Sue
Love both of these. Love the designs and colours of both of these. Amazing as usual xx

Annie Pennington said...

Two very different designs, both stunning. I adore snowy glittery cards at Christmas time. On the second card, I was surprised to find the background wasn't made using a gelli plate, it looks kind of grungy/shabby chic. I love the effect. xx Annie P

Carole Z said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, I especially love the deer card, just my kind of Christmas card, hugs Carole Z X

Berina RGA said...

2 very beautiful Christmas cards!! Love them both.. The deer card is my favorite!!

Molly said...

Hello sue an everyone I like the reindeer card best out of the 2 cards but I think the 1 with the Christmas flower is pretty as well. I really want to no how to use shaving foam to make the background it looks good. Thank you Molly oxoxox

Nana on the Hill said...

Such a lovely duo, but must admit the deer has stolen my heart.

Laura O said...

normally white cards win with me but I think the second gets my vote ,both stunning card s,Laura O

Brooke Bont said...

These cards are wonderful, but I love the Christmas dies and these cards have IT.

liz spooner said...

Beautiful card duo, and love the deer family so gorgeous.xx

Pearl said...

Both cards are lovely today Sue but i think I like the snowflake one best.

Thank you for sharing them with us.

Craftihappiness to everyone and lots of love.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two totally different but both totally gorgeous cards. I love the poinsettias but the deer just inches ahead for me. I have these dies on my list and hope to be getting the family at the end of the month - if there are any left to buy!
Frances

Eunice said...

I truly love both cards, they are each different but both lovely in their own way. I like the Christmas theme as it is in the mid 30C here now and will continue for at least another week!!!

Theresa Pace said...

both brill cards. love the frostiness of the snowflake one. the shaving foam background is just lush. beautiful, hugs xx

hotpotato said...

wow both cards are stunning but I love the first one with the reindeer on.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow love the first one but I love the second even more, thos poinsettias look awesome

C A W said...

Oh, don't ask me to pick a favourite! Both cards are stunning.

Glennis said...

Love the peeking snowflake one

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening Sue and fab Wilsonettes,

What a surprise! It had slipped my mind about festive Fridays so what a treat to get two little beauties all at once. It's cruel to ask your devoted followers to choose a favourite ....it's like being asked to choose your favourite child, or Sue Wilson die!:-)
They are both equally stunning and totally different in style. The frosty scene with your cute deer really grabbed me, I love the icy beauty and white on white with a splash of aqua, and you can never have too much glitter in life can you? Love the snowflakes, they are a must have for me.
The next gem is really different in style-the shaving foam technique is fab, I'll really need to try it sometime, though the mess will challenge my OCD:-) love the poinsettia dies, they are also a necessity.
Had a really busy day today, caci facial, haircut, shopping and Andy at Wimbledon-feel a bit punch drunk now to be honest. It has been a great day apart from the tennis result and the perpetually dreadful weather in Stirling. I feel sorry for theT in the Park revellers, stuck in a muddy field for three days-maybe I am getting old, but I'd rather watch the men's final on Sunday with a glass of Pimms and a strawberry or three!
Maureen, I am so so sorry for your loss, it must be heartbreaking for you. I hope the kind thoughts of us all help you at this difficult timexxxxxx
Oh, congrats to Sue for reaching the big 5400 mark, it is so well deserved! And, congrats to the lucky winners of the blog candy draw, enjoy your prize and Sues generosity.

Love and crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxxxxxx

Robin said...

What gorgeous cards! They are both so elegant...love them both! Hugs, Robin

Welsh Dors said...

Super cards. The first one is my favourite, particularly like the aperture giving added interest to the deer.

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
Both of these cards are gorgeous. It does seem odd looking at Christmas cards when the weather is so warm.
Well done to the lucky winners of the candy.
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I love both of your cards today. I keep forgetting to use the micro beads instead of glitter and have got to get that proud stag die, he is stunning.

Big Hugs to all :-)

Tina XX

HeatherBCrafty said...

My particular take away from your card creations today is the difference in the two glitters used on the first card. The diamond sprinkles and iced snow (hoping I remember that one correctly). Both a white glitter, but subtly different and oh so gorgeous!

Ohh and the microbeads.... (sigh). I have just a scant few of your dies so far, and have just begun to imagine how inventive I can be with them. Watching your different demos has given be great inspiration and I hope to share soon what I have come up with! Thank you for sharing your talents.

Littlelamb said...

Two lovely cards today Sue. Very hard to choose the one I like best but think I will go for the second line. Thanks for showing us.

melody said...

Hi Sue, 2 beautiful cards today I really like both designs but I think if I had to choose I would have to say the 1st one I just love the white on tone an the reindeer is gorgeous. Take care Melody xxxXxxx

June said...

Sorry Sue I have been away and could not get onto the internet to comment, so now playing catch up, another beauty, I don't know how you do it.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Writing this again as I don't know what happened to my comment earlier x its vanished just like my bank account because of this fantastic blog !!!
I was really looking forward to today and you have not dissapointed me sue x 2 beautiful cards and cannot choose a favourite they are both so different x I love the reindeer card and its frosty look and equally love the pink and silver card and can see this not only for christmas x thankyou sue you are such an inspitation x
Theresa w xxc

Di said...

Hi Sue.
Your card is adorable, love the snowflakes, and scene you have created.
Di B. x

ursula said...

Wow such lovely cards, all that work into making it so stunning...luv Ursula xx

DeCor said...

I am in love with this card. I always love deer in cards so I must get this die. It is such a very very beautiful card. Am very happy to see can buy your dies and stamps from Crafters companion now. My mind boggles at how you keep coming up with so many great ways to use the dies. Your are my favourite all time crafter!!! Thank you for sharing so much.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I love those two cards Sue, reindeers are my favourite, so are poinsettias.

I will definitely have a go at both of them.

Thanks for all the inspiration.

Love n hugs Dorothy Macdonald

Gail said...

Two stunning cards but I have to say that the first is my favourite xx GailT xx

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