Friday, 7 August 2015

Christmas Double Day

 Hello bloggers!  Today's Christmas double day has two cards that are more traditional in their styling.  First up is the Dove of Peace card.  I started by cutting the Snowflakes out of Vintage silver card. I glued them all over the background of a piece of coconut white card.  Next I sprayed the entire background with Permanent spray adhesive and coated it with Diamond Sprinkles for a bit of bling.  Next I cut the Dove of Peace twice out of coconut white card and one more time out of vintage silver card.  I glued the two white doves together except their wings, which I kept apart and shaped them a bit.  I added the silver dove slightly offset and below them as a shadow.  I cut the Peace word in silver and glued it below the dove.  I added them to a small square of white card that I matted with a thin silver mat.  I completed the card with a white paper pierced mat layer, a thin silver mat and a wider white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  7 1/2" in size. Scroll down for card
number two.

Card number two is a white on white Christmas card which uses some of my non Christmas die designs as well as the Festive collection.  I started with the background and embossed it with the Frosty Swirls embossing folder for some texture.  Next I cut four of the corners from the Snowflake border, corner tag die set and glued them into the corners on a slightly smaller piece of white card.  I stamped my sentiment then covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet, then coated it with Diamond Sprinkles.  I created a frame for it using the inside dies from the Montreal and the Toronto die set and added mounting foam to raise it over my sentiment.  I cut the Montreal die in white as a backing for my framed sentiment, using the centre of the Toronto die on the inside.  I glued the sentiment on top and added the entire piece to the centre of the card.  I finished it with a pierced white layer and a wider white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/4"  in size.  I hope you see something here you like!  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Stunning cards Sue, so lovely.. Both so lovely I couldn't choose.
Happy Friday everyone.

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful and elegant cards. Hard to choose between them but I think number two is my favourite.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Two very beautiful cards but the second one gets my vote today as I love the mix of Christmas and "normal" dies. Sue XXX

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, two very lovely cards, PLEASE PLEASE don't ask me to choose. Take care and have fun Kitty. the dove is beautiful on a wedding card too.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue

I love the first card because I do like to have silver on a Christmas card but that's just me.

Thanks Jan

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Is it that time of the week again. The week's just seem to be flying by lol. These are to beautiful card's. The first one is lovely in it's simplicity and the second one is also lovely as you have used the every day die's as well as some of your festive die's and i love your white on white card's but sorry i can't pick a favourite today as they are both gorgeous. Hope you are having a great time with your mom, family and friend's.
Take care everyone and hoping you all have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, two really beautiful cards today, the dove of peace was the first of the new collection that I bought and I am so pleased I did, I will try it with the non glued wings, good idea. The second card using the festive and normal dies is fabulous, sometimes there is too much Christmas on cards but this way it is toned down and not detracting from the occasion at all, love them.

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

Anonymous said...

Just can't choose a favourite today, Sue, both lovely cards - should be starting mine soon but still haven't tidied my craft area and not a spare inch of space in sight! Keep 'borrowing' Mr P's desk but it has to change!!

'P' in Wales

Desiree P said...

Morning Sue,
I only send traditional cards so I love the first one, but those snowflake corners on the second one are just lovely!

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards love them both but the first one is just creeping out as special.
Nancyd xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, not traditional in colour but still all about the dies. The second one is my favourite. Yvonne xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
fabulous twofer both gorgeous cards. Number two is my favourite and I have nearly all required too so it is great inspiration, thank you
Muriel x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue both beautiful cards but love the second one just a bit more x

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards Sue. Number two has to be my favourite. Have a nice weekend everyone. JJxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, todays two cards are really beautiful, love them both and cannot choose a favourite. Have a lovely day. Bx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, spoiling us again with two beautiful cards. I think the second one just takes the edge for me. Love Jean xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I love the second card. Classic Sue. Fabulous!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Both of these cards are gorgeous but my favourite is the first one with the dove. I love the way you have shadowed it. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two gorgeous cards but I think the second one is my favourite because of its simple elegance.
Hope everyone has as good a day as possible. Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,,
Love, love, love, both your STUNNING cards.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

nattyboots said...

Both beautiful cards Sue, if i had to choose ???? number two,i just love those dies .
Take Care
Elaine H X

ecco of sheffield said...

Morning Sue
I cannot believe we're at a Friday again!! Where are the weeks going!!!!
I love both of today's gifts but have to say that I prefer your second gift.
White/white is always a winner with me and 'silent night' is also my all time favourite of the Carols so it was quite easy.
Once again you have shown how all your dies intermingle and of course do all the hard work required of them.

So as it's Friday it's market day and this week we're back to just the two of us as our visitors left midweek. So peace and quite has been established once again.

To all in pain and suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

djones said...

What lovely cards, Sue!!!!

The Peace one is just my favourite, although the Silent Night one is not far behind!!!

Doreen x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Two stunning cards that have such impact. I think my favourite is the second one as white on white is so very beautiful.x

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

I love Fridays :)

Both cards a simply beautiful i really cannot decide between them. The dove is gorgeous. have a lovely weekend my friend

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, both equally liked , can't choose a favourite!
Have a great day,

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two beautiful Christmas cards I love the white on white one gorgeous.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Karen M said...

Good morning Sue
Both cards are lovely but I like the second one best, I like white on white & the dies you have used set everything off well.
Best wishes
Karen M

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Two lovely cards. It is a close-run thing but number two has tne edge for me.


Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous cards today Sue and hard to choose a favourite but number two does it for me. Cant beat white on white. Have a great day, hugs xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two lovely cards especially the second one.


Debra Kenworthy said...

Two gorgeous cards today! I especially like the second card as white on the always looks so lovely. Debra x

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Lovely cards Sue ....I love the one with the frosty swirls embossing.... I think it has the wow factor..!
Luv Rach :)

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two very stunning cards this morning it's hard to choose a favourite but number two just edges into the lead for me, I love white on white.
I'm looking forward to today because my youngest son is travelling down from London to spend the day with me.
Hugs x
Heather T

crossstitchmarg said...

Good Morning Sue,
Two lovely cards today, I might try one this afternoon if I get time to myself that is.
I just love your dies, and have a long list of must haves but I did treat myself to 8 sets of your Christmas dies a couple of weeks ago, actually spent all my birthday money on me for a change lol.
Hope your day is good.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Two very different but equally stunning cards. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous cards today - I love them both :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue two lovely cards today both so different so I really can't decide which one I like the best
Kathy x

auscrafts said...

both nice but if I had to choose it would be the second one

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Another two delightful Christmas cards!
Lorna D

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Two stunning cards from you today, love them both. Hazel,x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
The second card hits the spot for me today, white on white is always a classic.
Love that embossing folder too. It's been well used by me this last couple of weeks lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Number 2 for me today, love the blinged white-on-white and the sentiment looks like it's lit from behind in one of the close-up pics so adds to the magic of Silent Night...mind you, I do like that dove too...


Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards for us today. But if forced the second one is the one for me. I just love white on white. I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend

Love Rosemarie xx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, Both cards are stunning! If I had to choose,the second one would be my favourite.
Have a nice weekend and take care Jane B.

Pearl said...

Two beautiful cards today Sue, can't choose which one I like best, both are fab. Thank you.

Craftihappiness and lots of love to everyone.

Chris Curry said...

Two lovely cards Sue, I think the second one would be my favourite. I like the simple sentiment too, so evocative. Thank you. Xx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
the white on white Christmas card is my favourite... absolutely stunning.
Rolf xxx

carol quinn said...

Both cards are stunning.....the second one is my favourite though

karenlotty said...

I can't choose between the two I'd be able to use both for specific members of my family

Maria Illsley said...

I like both the cards both so very different but beautiful xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the cards . love Jean Z xx

gwen70 said...

Absolutely stunning both cards, but number two is my favourite

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Like Jean Z I love both cards.
Evis M.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Good morning Sue, two lovely cards today, but If I had to choose it would be number two .... the white on white is so pretty.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two beautiful cards again and loved the first one when I saw it but loved the second more as I love white on white and it was a very different Christmas card too. Thank you for spoiling us, best wishes

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Two more lovely cards today. SueL x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two beautiful cards, my favourite is No. 2.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hettygarlick said...

Two beautiful cards Sue.

marg said...

Hello Sue
I like both cards so I can't choose!
The Balloon Festival starts here, so fingers crossed for clear skies!
Take care
love Marg

June Horrocks said...

I could never choose love them both stunning !!!! Thank you sue love June horrocks xxxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue from a sunny Lancashire.
You have catered for the lover's of plain and those that love bling at the festive time of year, but you have also catered for those that like both. If Im in my CAS zone then the first would be the one, but on my more is more day's then id have to pick the second card just for the bling effect alone. Both beautiful cards though.
Spotted two of your festive folder's in our craft shop the other day (ahhh now I know when those two cheeky dies sneaked inbetween my card) it was when I was drewling over those folder's those dinky star's and holly got my attention and as soon as my back was turned, in they popped lol so maybe if I go into our shop again soon the folder's will do the same !
Hope you have a good productive day Sue. Sending hugs to you across the miles.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, wow two beautiful Xmas cards I adore the second one and I can see that the first one is totally different to what you would normally create, they are both stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning Christmas cards,the snowflakes and dove are gorgeous but the second white on white is my favourite. Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
WOW 2 Stunning cards I just love them both gosh we are spoilt

Thanks for sharing with us

Hugs Sarah xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
both are beautiful christmas cards, but for me it's the second card that has the edge - I'm hooked on white on white...... :-)
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Rose

Tressa said...

Both cards are gorgeous and, like many of the above comments, I would have difficulty in deciding which one I prefer. On balance........ Sugar me, I can't make a decision.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, two fabulous cards to start the day, difficult to decide between them but I think the second card is my favourite I just love the white on white - so classy

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely cards really can't decide which is my favourite x

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning cards today but number two has to be my favourite,elegant gorgeous lacey look, and white on white Beautiful!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Katielouise said...

What a beautiful couple of cards. I love the dove of peace card of the two I think it's my favourite.
Thank you for the inspiration x love Katie-Louise sweetlove

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely Christmas cards, hard to choose.

nannapat said...

Two fabulous cards Sue. My favourite is the white on white with the snowflake corners and those beautiful dies in the centre. I've been hesitation over whether to buy the snowflake border corner and tag set and I think this card has decided me that I really need to get it. Pat x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards for us today.
I think the second one does it for me.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Two stunning CHristmas cards, i love them both and look forward to seeing more. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue, wow we are spoilt again with 2 stunning cards. Love them both! Hugs, Ivy xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, the sun is shining here!!!
Looks like we're in for another beautiful day :)
Can't choose love them both!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

Pat S Witney said...

Hi assume
Love love both cards. Both are equally stunning.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
Every Time I Open Your Amazing Blog I Decide I Must
Purchase "ALL" Of Your Stunning Dies, As They Work So
Very Well Together.
I Haven't Got A Particular Favourite With Today's Cards As I'm A Huge
Admirer Of All Of Your Outstanding Cards, I Know Lots Of People Ask
You Where Do You Get All Your Wonderful Idea's From I'm Also
One Of Them!
I Can Go Into My Craft Room And Stand For Hours And Still
I Love The Dove Peace Card I Love How You've Formed The Doves
"Wings" I Love "The Beautiful Snowflakes" This Card Is Truly Unique I'm Sure If
This Was Made For Someone Special The Recipient Would Be Bowled Over
As They Would With Any Of Your Stunning Cards, I Just Wish I Could
Create Something As Beautiful As Yours Then My Friends Would Be Just
So Bowled Over!
I Love The Outstanding White On White Card This Card Is "Truly
Exquisite, Extremely Elegant" I Love The Products Used
"The Frosty Swirls" Embossing Folder This Is So Very Pretty
Indeed I Love How You've Also Used The Corner From
"The Snowflake Border, Corner, And Tag" Dies I've Got
This And I Just Love This Also Bringing In Your Montreal And
The Toronto Dies To Create Your Frame For Your Fabulous
Sue Thank You So Very Much For All Your Hard Work And
Sharing Your Truly Remarkable Cards With Us Each And Every Day
Your A Great Inspiration.
Well I Nearly Made A Very Big Mistake Yesterday I Have Dies
From Yourself All On Magnetic Sheets Cut To Size To Fit In
Packets What I "MUST DO" Is Make A List As I Wanted To Buy
Your "Christmas Trees" Also "The Very Small Santa And Sleigh"
I Had To Go Into My Room For Something, I Couldn't
Believe It I'd Already Got Them I Was Minutes Away From Odering
Once Again I'd Got All My Christmas Dies Separate From Others
I No Longer Use Spellbinders, So Today I'm Listing Dies From Yourself.
Take Great Care My Dear Friend
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Hugs To Yourself
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
A Huge Hug To Lancashire Steph Take Care xxx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Two more lovely Christmas Cards to add to the Board! They are both beautiful but I think the second one is my favourite.
I'm really enjoying using the new Christmas dies with the 'older ones' and have seen some of the August Releases!! They are lovely too!
I haven't bought Christmas dies from anyone else! I think that says it all, really.
Have a good day everyone,
Love Myra xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
2 stunning Christmas cards today.
Love them both.
This first one I used a similar technique on a card with daisies on a few weeks ago.
Never thought of using the snowflake must try that.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Julie Elli said...

I've never thought that the Dove was for me always a bit non Christmas in my eyes but WOW Sue! I need it now!!
How clever to accent the wings and shadow them.
Sue you are a card genius!
I think a white Christmas theme may be adopted for this year as both cards are gorgeous.
Thanks Sue for sharing.
Big hug
Julie E

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, the second one is my favourite.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Both of these are lovely especially the background of the second one.
Beverley W

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. The first very elegant and the second very intricate. I love them both equally.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, love both if them but if I had to choose definitely the second card. I always love white on white especially when the sparkles. Love them.

Paula said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, but if I had to choose I would pick the second card, because I love white on white cards, especially at Christmas. :)
Paula x

foxyg said...

Two stunning cards Sue. Love them both.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Top of the morning to you Sue and the lovely Wilsonettes!

Oh happy days! I am feeling decidedly festive this morning with our two gorgeous Christmas offerings. Do not ask me to pick because that would be like picking your favourite child, an impossibility. However, I can tell you what I love about each though. The dove really grabs my attention, I love the wing effect and I will definitely be using this technique when I purchase this beautiful die. All the bling really sets the die off perfectly too. On no. 2 I appreciate the fact that you have incorporated non Christmas dies into the design, it reminds us that we can utilise our other dies in our festive cards too. The white on white is so elegant, I love it!
As I said, I am a happy bunny today cos Mr Postie had brought me some goodies from Julia's website. I said that I would bite the bullet and try some texture paste with the masks so I have bought some along with the delightful sentiments, foundations card, pearl thingys, blending sponges, moulding mat....the list goes on! You've also been using spray adhesive a lot lately Sue, so I invested in some of that too.
Unfortunately, I have a busy day or three this weekend so I won't be playing anytime soon. Today I have an appointment with my friend, a nail technician and I think that I might go for red-Yvonne will approve I am sure, with me it will be more tarty than sophisticated though I guess!:-)hope you're feeling perkier today honey, thinking of you as I get pampered beyond beliefxxxx
Wishing you a safe trip to Cornwall Beth , have a whale of a time frolicking in the sea and sunshinexxx
Have a lovely weekend Sue and all the Wilsonette lovelies, yet again I will offer you my sincere commiserations on losing out to me this week on tomorrow s giveaway....better luck next week:-)

Love and crafty hugs,


Saba said...

Hello Sue
What beautiful traditional looking cards. Love the dimension you have achieved by keeping the wings of the dove free and the bling makes this card really stand out from the rest. The second one is my favourite of the two. White on white cards always sing to me and this one is just gorgeous. I love those snowflake corners forming a frame for your focal point. Thank you for all your inspiration, what would we do without you.

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxxx

SueJ said...

Two really beautiful cards Sue, love all the techniques used, dies and embossing folders.
Have a lovely weekend.

utilitygirl said...

Stunning Sue - 2 very beautiful cards.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Two very elegant, delicate cards, both stunning!
Doreen R

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I like the first one but love the second one. White on white was very much my theme last year, mostly with your Holly sprigs and Joy dies as the feature. I can see it being my theme again this year with the 2015 selection.

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Oh don't make me choose today, both cards are so beautiful and I'm spoilt for choice. The close up of the first card shows how perfectly the dies cut our as the word peace is so crisp. Like the snowflakes on the background covered in glitter, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Love to you and your mum
From Diane G xxx
Sam oh no that was close! I think you need to use those dies today. Hope you are ok xxx
Beth enjoy your holiday xxx
Lorraine enjoy your pamper and red nails! Xxx

CraftyJo said...

Love the Dove of Peace :)

Meg said...

Lovely cards Sue.

Love to all

Susan Lesperance said...

I absolutely love your Christmas dies. These two cards are exquisite.

Sue L

Beryl Treble said...

Two beautiful cards Sue.

magpie said...

Helloooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! Two stunning cards Sue. I love the white on white it just looks gorgeous. I shall be doing the majority of cards in this tone. Where do you get your ideas from? I think maybe I'm trying too hard and it's just turning my brain cells into "another planet" mode! lol! But "thank you Sue" for sharing these beautiful cards as I do love the traditional Christmas cards with the Dove of Peace and I'm also loving the snowflake die card too. What more can I say? xx Sending love and hugs to you, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need of some too xx Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Lesley Thomas said...

Two, lovely, elegant cards, super ideas Sue!

julie laz said...

Hi sue, Absolutely beautiful,
there's no other words that can describe these cards
Big crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Pauline A said...

Both of these cards are beautiful and I think that I will use the ideas for my Christmas cards. However, you will be coming up with yet more gorgeous Christmas cards I am sure and I will be spoilt for choice again. Then I think that I will keep several of your ideas fr next year BUT you keep on bringing out yet more fabulous dies. No wonder my mind is in a turmoil, but a nice turmoil at that. Thank you so much Sue for your inspiration. have a lovely weekend with your family. Hugs xx Pauline A

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I would love to see the first card as the background looks great. I also really like your shadow technique. The white on white of the second card is always a winner for me. I love the Frosty Swirls Embossing folder,one of my latest purchases. Did you sparkle the background before or after embossing? I think the Snowflake corners look so delicate. Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes.

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue and fellow crafters
Apologies Rolf, I know I do say ladies quite a lot but you are always included in my good wishes. Don't know if we have any other guys on here??
First I have to comment on yesterday's card which was stunning, I've been trying to make one with this noble die but cut the frame from colour rather than white and now the colours don't seem balanced, I'll have to have a play, might need to change round to white on colour instead of colour on white.
Both cards are beautiful today, I love the Dove of Peace and the way it's flying on your card Sue. Love all the festive frosting, just beautiful. Must get some Christmas dies, Lorraine, you're not the only one, I can't believe I've resisted, though having no pocket money left might have something to do with it.
Molly, I'm right there with you on getting the plates upside down, I've got cut marks on my base plate too, I think you'll find most of us have so don't worry about it sweetheart, bet your nan has too ;-) Hugs to you all xx
Steph & Alimecca those naughty dies stowing away and sneeking home with you, my die basket has suffered the same thing in the not so distant past.
Theresa W, I love it, me too, my messy craftroom is a bit like my wardrobe, things sit there for a little while and when hubby asks "I've had them for ages"
Theresa G, belated happy 60th, hope you had a great time.
Norah, nice to see you back, sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother In Law, hope the little fella Harry & Kirsten are doing well
Lynda, sending a big hello, Harry will be cruising the furniture in no time now, then the fun starts when you have to chase him round. Sending hugs x
Lorraine, your cream tea sounded wonderful, Scotland is such a beautiful part of the world.
Beth, I hope you, your hubby and your four legged friends have a wonderful time in Cornwall. We keep talking about going away in the UK next year and taking our Suzie with us, getting her on a beach and letting her run in the sea. I hope the sea air does you all the world of good.
Yvonne, hope you're recovering, praying it's nothing serious, been missing you hun and probably won't be around when you get back online. Sending love and hugs xx
Will pop by when I can but not sure how many more times I will get on the blog for a while, busy packing for the family and getting everything ready to go on holiday next week, we're off to Portugal for 2 weeks of chilling, resting, recharging, ah bliss. Will see if I can get internet while I'm there but comments will be short and sweet.
Love & blessings everyone - Deb C xx

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

Two beautiful cards again today. Especially love white on white.

Lol Barbara W x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I love both your cards, can't choose between them, it would be like picking a favourite child!! Got my vintage silver card in the post yesterday, already have snowflake dies and your merry Christmas sentiment die so I'm ready to start making C cards. Sun shining in Belfast so it will be a bit of gardening today

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Jacquie said...

Tow stunning cards Sue, very different but equally stunning .

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards and I like them both equally but for different reasons. I have the dove die and made a card similar to the one you showed on launch and if I say so myself it is beautiful. Now I have some more inspiration, thank you.


Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Lovely cards, if I had to pick a favourite it would be the silent night one. It's so pretty.
Zena xx

Molly said...

Hello sue an everyone, I really like the 2 cards today they are both pretty. Yesterday I looked at the card then I read all the comments an then I forgot to write my comment. It's good I am not the only one who as cut there blue plate but I wish I hadn't because when nan brought me my own GC she also gave me some old plates you see till I got the plates in right order an she told me not to open the new plates till I was sure I got it but now I went an opened them an cut the blue 1 I no she won't be to cross with me I just don't like it. Lol mum said I should just tell her I copied you lot being you all cut your blue plate. Thank you everyone for granddaddy kind words he goes on mondayf for tests to make sure he is ok to start new round on Wednesday. Thank you Molly oxoxox

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Two very beautiful cards today!! I adore both of them!!

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Both these cards are wonderful but I think I have to say that I just LOVE what you've done with the Christmas Dove in the first card, it really looks spectacular. x

Sandy H said...

Two lovely cards. Loving those snowflakes.
Take care everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love both of your cards today but if I had to choose I think it would be number two as my favourite!
White on white us always a winner!
Lesley S x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Well a twofer. Love it
Christmas is coming and I know everyone thinks it's to early but U.S. Crafters know better lol
Beautiful cards Sue.
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Vie Carter said...

Two beautiful cards both are lovely


nzillingworth said...


Berina RGA said...

Both cards are brilliant!! I have to learn new words to express it!! Awesome!!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your "Silent Night, Holy Night" gets most of my attention of the two lovely cards today. The layering you did on this one fasinates me. I am trying to learn how to do multiple layers using multiple dies. This is a technique for me that is harder to do than the ease in which you do them. I will not give up! I will keep trying!!! Thanks Sue for sharing your creative touches.

Eunice said...

Both cards are stunning Sue!!

barbara macaskill said...

Both cards are absolutely STUNNING but number two has my heart!!! LOVE white on white!!! TFS!

craftynanna jo said...

Gorgeous cards Sue they are hard to choose between but I will go for the second one, hugs to all Johanna

Lesley Cann said...

I enjoy both of the cards but the second one is my favourite as I always like the white on white.

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two beautiful cards today sue they are gorgeous x have to run have a few days off so catching up on housework so I can spend some much needed time in my craft room x I am so excited !!!!!
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Lovely dies used on both of your cards today. I like both of your cards.

Joan from Newcastle upon Tyne

Brooke Bont said...

beautiful cards once again

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both beautiful once again with the dies also doing all the talking. Can't pick a favourite as they both offer something different.

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous cards Sue, I am a lover of the more traditional Christmas cards as opposed to cute so these suit me.xx

Karen Drew said...

Yay!! Love Fridays. Two beautiful cards. Can't pick a favourite out of them as they are both stunning
Karen xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Two beautiful cards today, but the second has my vote as "Silent Night" is one of my favourite Christmas Carols.
Hope you are having a good time and resting.
Maureen xx

Theresa Pace said...

both delicious cards Sue, esp the first one as it has the doveof peace set that i won from you, hugs xx

Dawn Holben said...

Two gorgeous cards today, I love them both.
love it when we get two cards especially christmas ones : )

A Happercrafter6 said...

Both cards are lovely, Sue.

Barbara said...

Two beautiful cards Sue!
The second one is my favourite as it is just amazing, what more can I say.

Val W. said...

Hi Sue, todays cards are beautiful, silent night is my favourite. x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are quite stunning and don't the embossing folders emboss deeply.

Deborah Artliff said...

Evening sue what stunning cards you have for us today I like them both but the second one is my favourite it's stunning and the designs are absolutely stunning.
Debs A xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes,
We'll both cards are so beautiful but the second one is my favourite as it is so beautiful in the White the embossing folder that you have used is so pretty and just makes the card stunning. Thank you Sue for today's double decker of beauty to delight and fill us with renewed eagerness. You give us such a wealth of inspiration with your beautiful works of art and make so many of us day with each new addition that you give us the pleasure of.
Well we have had a lovely day here at Costa de Glenochil with the sun shining as best as it could here but it's on days like this that my beautiful hills come into there own showing their beauty off spectacularly with all its beautiful colours coming out. Oh how I love the natural beauty that surrounds us each day between the beautiful patterns that the clouds take on the differing colours of the fields that split up by the hedgerow that make the countryside look like a patchwork quilt. Seeing and hearing the different song birds as they perch on the rooftops or the trees and bushes and seeing such beauty take flight. I love living in our green and pleasant land with all the beauty that I have around me just a few steps from my door. Right now that i am back on this earth again I will wish you all a good night and wait and see what beauty tomorrow brings to my eyes.
Love and crafty hugs Angels
Norah (Glenochil )

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards, but my favourite is the first one. I love the dove. Best wishes, Anne

melody said...

Hi Sue, 2 gorgeous cards today. I love the snowflakes die, both cards are lovely but I am more drawn to the second one I just love the mix up of the dies used. Take care an have a good weekend sue an all you crafty ladies out there. Melody xxxXxxx

Linda28 said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards, would hate to have to pick a favourite! Take care, Linda.

Laura O said...

two fab cards ,can't pick a favourite one today both equally fantastic ,Laura O

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love the white on white card - so pretty.

Shirley T.

ursula said...

Two stunning cards with so much inspiration.....luv Ursula xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & friends
Both cards are gorgeous love them both. Have a lovely week end Sue with your mom & family
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Deb C BIG HUG for you. Harry's mum is still on crutches so she hopes she can cach him lol love Lynda xxx

Molly good luck for your grandad xx

Beth have a lovely holiday love Lynda xx

Big hug's to all friends love xx

Maria Alder said...

Morning Sue,
two very beautiful cards, love them both!
Hope you are well and enjoying your time with your mum.

Will read the comments later everyone, have a
good night.
Hugs to all ,Maria x

Mary Lynn Cox said...

Both cards are very lovely but I think the second one definitely is my favorite

Marianne's Craftroom said...

The second one is my fave, love the corners

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two lovely cards Sue!

I like both cards but the second one is definitely my favourite one because I love the Snowflake Corners and the Frosty Swirls Embossing.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

my craft cupboard said...

Both cards are fabulous!!

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Two Absolutely Stunning Christmas cards. I cant chose which one i like the best.
I was thinking on starting my Christmas Cards soon and these cards have given me Inspiration. I will have to go on the hunt for the Permanent spray adhesive which i don't have.
Take care
Hazel G XX

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two fabulous cards, love the sparkle and design on each.

America said...

WOW white on white Cards- that Dove of Peace die is absolutely striking. What a great way to use snowflake dies for a background too. Love the diamond sprinkles over the sentiment and those rich textures. Also totally LOVIN' the new Holiday themed embossing FOLDERS. WOW!!

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue
What a pair of stunningly pretty cards.
I love them both.
I wish I had a fingernail size amount of your creativity.
Love Katie-Louise sweetlove x