Friday, 21 August 2015

Christmas Double Day

Hello crafters!  Happy double Christmas day again.  First up is a navy and white card that utilises my Noble Designs.  I started by cutting an aperture with the Ornate Pierced Noble die out of French Navy blue card.  I used the Classic Adorned Design Noble to cut another smaller aperture out of coconut white card.  I glued them together then added mounting foam to raise the for dimension.  I cut the Classic Adorned Design Noble out of coconut white card, using the inside die from the Lavish Accented Design Noble with it and recessed it down into the raised aperture that I created.  I backed it with another piece of French Navy so it showed off the decorative insert area of the die cut.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the oval in the Classic Adorned Rectangles die and inked it with Stormy Sky ink before removing it.  I mounted it with foam in the centre.  Using the Classic Poinsettia, I created three different sized poinsettias out of coconut white card.  I ran a thin line of dries clear clear glue around the edges of each of them, then added Iced Snow and allowed the to dry before assembling the flowers.  I seated the largest one on white tulle and blue Bakers Twine and placed the smaller two flowers in the opposite corner.  I added a few bits of Star Spray as accents.  Finally I completed the card with a white pierced mat layer, a thin blue mat and a final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.









Card number two shows off one of the new Stamps To Die For very nicely! First off, I cut a Granada die from the Spanish Collection out of coconut white card to use as a backdrop.  I added it to a larger piece of coconut white card and tied a red frilly edge ribbon around the bottom of it, adding a bow to the centre of the ribbon.  I topped it with a white crystal sparkler.  Next I stamped the Poinsettia Medallion stamp (drawn by John Lockwood) in black.  I coloured it with distress markers, then covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet and die cut the shape using the Debossed Snowflake die outer and inner cutting shape.  I peeled the backing paper off and coated it with clear micro beads.  I added mounting foam to the back of the frame and placed it in the centre of my Granada die cut.  I covered a piece of coconut white card with a sticky adhesive sheet and die cut it using just the centre oval die.  I covered it with Diamond Sprinkles and glued it into the recessed area of the frame.  I cut the Joy die from the Christmas Angel, once in white and once in black and offset them for a shadow and glued it into the centre of the frame.  I completed the card with my usual piercing and another thin red mat and white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8" in size.  Are the double days putting you in the mood to start on your Christmas cards yet? LOL    All for now, Sue x






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189 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous cards, just gorgeous so hard to choose but No 1 just edges it for me
Happy day everyone

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards but I prefer the bright jolly colours of number two.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue both cards are delightful the elegance of the blue and the cheeriness of the red love from Jackie xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous card love these double days have just started my Christmas cards, Ivthink number one is my favourite today.
Nancyd xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two beautiful cards. Take care Kitty.

Muriel Kelly said...

Love twofer days, specially Christmas, the blue and white of course edges in for me but they are both lovely. Shows the versatility of your every day dies used in Christmas cards so beautifully.
Have a great weekend everyone
Muriel x

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

I love Fridays and the two cards you are doing. Both are lovely in their own way but my preference is the first. The poinsettias are stunning. Thanks for sharing all your hard work. Have a great weekend.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I love both of these cards!!!
I know I should start but we have the C word out at
work : ( and its just too early for me, I will be
still making mine at the last minute as usual : )
saying I must start my Christmas cards earlier next
year!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Hi Sue what fabulous cards...very difficult choice as they are both exquisite. ....but I just love the nobles to bits.
Luv Rach :)

auscrafts said...

2 lovely cards today

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
two stunning christmas cards today love the first one a little bit more thank you tracyw

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards Sue. The first has to be favourite , I love the noble dies. Have a nice week-end everyone. JJxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
2 stunning cards today and both stand out in their own way. I just love the french navy blue card its so rich and love using it on my cards, but the way the pointsettia's stand out all proud, well it has to be my favourite. But the red also stands out, the colouring of the stamp and the large red ribbon would well and truely leave all other shop bought cards we receive in the background.
Thank you for the early festive inspiration but if I were even to get my festive dies out of their home my poor hubby would have palpatations lol.
Have a wonderful day Sue whatever your plans.
Hugs to you and my dear special friends.
Lancashire Steph xxx

sonja_w said...

Two beautiful cards. Wouldn't have thought using navy blue for Christmas card, but I love it. The poinsettia dies are just gorgeous. I am going to wait until back from hols at the start of September before going into Christmas production xx

Maria Illsley said...

Two wonderful cards I especially like the blue one. I have your peeking snowflake die and have started making my Christmas cards with it, it's a lovely die, thanks sue xxx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, two very beautiful cards today, love the flowers on number one, but number two is a favourite
by the tiniest margin because stamping always wins with me.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall.

Barbara Gosden said...

Wow, two very different looks, both lovely cards. I think the first is my favourite, but it is a hard call.

Tina Couper-Marland said...

Good morning Sue

Wow, what beautiful stunning cards. Hard to choose between them. Both are my favourites.
Have a wonderful day.

Best wishes
Tina from West Ozzie

ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Friday's seem to come round very quickly and we are nearing the end of August - where has this year gone?

Today's double gift is so beautiful and I have to say that I just cannot choose between the two. The colours of No.2 are more in my line but the blue certainly make me think outside my box. You have definitely given me something to think about today.

Well as it's Friday it means Market Day and as everything is back to 'normal' here it's also Pastries for afters tonight.

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

Edwina Scotney said...

Good morning Sue, sorry I havn't been active on your blog of late, but have had family problems. Luckily these are started to sort themselves out and I have a little more time. Just have to wow the dark blue one particularly appeals to me gorgeous. Have a great weekend Edwina

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue 2 lovely cards .If I had to choose it would be the blue one .Absolutely adore the noble dies.Gloria(sidcup) xx

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow double cards today, and both of them gorgeous in their own right, so different but amazing. I looked at both of them and cannot choose between them which I like better so I will not try, suffice to say you have done it again Sue.

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

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Happy double day to you
Both cards are lovely, my favourite is the second one, however I love the navy and white combination in the first
Pat x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Like them both but the blue one just pips it for me. In a couple of weeks we have my local show so I've been working on craft projects for that which are not cards. I finished those yesterday so I am in card making mode today but not C cards just yet! It's going to be very warm and humid here today and at the weekend and the hot sunny weather just doesn't do my ccard mojo any good whatsoever! So its a pearl wedding anniversary card using your carribean background die for a friend and some birthday cards that are on my agenda.

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
love both of these cards they are gorgeous! not really started making my cards yet but I'm gathering ideas. x

TDQ Karen said...

I love both cards but t lovely poinsettia gives number 1 the edge for me xx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the twofer day, Sue. Like both cards but first is totally OMG gorgeous. Colours, design, recessed sentiment panel, poinsettia 'embellishments' with stars - all absolutely FABULOUS! Just love it.
Heather T in Wales - you crafting yet? Hope so. Will try the ebony ice, and Steph yes will try grouting - just need the push to try both! Thanks.

'P' in Wales

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Double delight today is absolutely stunning I think no. 1 just pips it to the post. The colours of blue & white just seem to pop out the card drawing you in to looking at all the details. Number 2 card is still very traditional colour but not in style which just is classy. I am going to start my Christmas cards on Sunday. Thanks for all your inspiration Sue. Yvonne xx

Kath said...

Two fabulous cards with so much lovely detail. My favourite is the second one as I love Christmas cards with a splash of red.
Kath x

anne mather said...

Morning Sue,
Love them both today but my favourite is the Joy card. It just pops!
I have ordered navy to do a lot of my cards with this year too!
Take care out there everyone.
Anne M xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Very classy Christmas cards , both of which are stunning. Only made a very gentle start - just stamping and water colouring images. Don't want to think so far ahead as Christmas at present.
Jan
Northampton

hazel young said...

two gorgeous and very different cards the first being my favourite xx hazel

crossstitchmarg said...

Good Morning Sue,
These cards are gorgeous unfortunately I haven't got these noble dies yet, nor all the Spanish ones but might be able to create a similar design using different dies.
Have a great day and Happy crafting
Maggie

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, both cards are lovely my favourite is number 1. I love navy on Christmas cards. love Jean Z xxx

carol quinn said...

Two beautiful cards I prefer the first one!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards this morning, but I love the navy and white. It works very well for Christmas. I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes

Sue both your cards are stunning, who wouldn't want to receive these beauties at Christmas, both so different & yet so elegant...as I do not have the poinsettia stamp I was thinking that maybe I could use gilding flakes it could give a good effect, what do you think? Thank you for sharing your amazing talents Sue they are well appreciated.

ANONYMOUS....sadly you wrote last night that I had written a page full of nonsense...yes I am a grown woman but I am also a good person who doesn't like to upset or offend anyone so with that in mind I would like to convey my sincere apologies to you for whatever it is that has led to your comment...

If it is to do with the fact that I have abbreviated my writing, I apologise but that is because there are a limited number of characters (understandably so) & as I didn't want to leave out any of the comments...especially to those who are going through a poorly patch at the moment...I abbreviated...after all I'm sure a lot of us do it when we text family & friends...I know I do...

I'll keep it short & sweet but just to let you all know that my tooth is a little better today & I hope the same for all of our Wilsonette friends who are feeling under the weather.

Wishing you all a good day...(((HUGS))) Beth x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's cards are both gorgeous. I love the design on both of them they are quite different. I enjoyed the video yesterday and I will be trying the grouting technique soon. I have started my Christmas cards but I haven't made anything as beautiful as yours. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, wow two fabulous cards, but so different, really hard to choose a favourite between the two. I would not normally use Navy for a Christmas card, but seeing the first card I think I will have to change my mind, although I still like my reds/greens/gold and silver.
Wendyx

Rosie said...

Morning Sue, Absolutely stunning cards today....vow they are both gorgeous and i love them both....Have a lovely weekend....Rosie xxx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Both wonderful cards today! I love the elegance of the blue and white card. Loved the video tutorial yesterday, will definitely be trying that technique. Debra x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two lovely cards, but my favourite has to be the first one, I just love navy and white.
Rosemary xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, your double Christmas day cards, just keep getting better. Two equally impressive cards, hard to choose a favourite, but I think it has to be the second one because I love the colours of the stamped image and it is so tactile. Also the shadowed joy is fabulous and something I am doing a lot lately. Have a good day. Bx

Anne said...

Two beautiful cards, Sue - the blue one is my favourite though.

Anne (Northampton)

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Both cards are delightful but the blue would be my favourite.
Have a great day.
Ang x

PharmacyMichele said...

Two gorgeous cards-both quite different but equally lovely. The navy card is my favourite. My relatives in Florida have asked me to take cards for a baby shower & Christmas with me when we ho in 4 weeks time- guess i'd better start making them this weekend!!!

Michele

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
"WOW WOW WOW"
I Love Friday's As We Get To See Two Of Your Remarkable
Beautiful Cards.
It's Difficult To Say Which I Prefer When There's Two Stunning Cards
To Choose From, I Really Like Them Both But Must Admit I Really
Have A Leaning Towards The Navy/White My Kind Of Rich Opulent
Colour Palette I Love The Fantastic Dies That You've Used And Your
Stunning Classic Poinsettia Where You've Added Another Favourite Product
And The Stunning Star Spray Die That Can Be Used All Year Round.
I Also Love Card Number Two "The Granada Die From The Spanish Collection
The Fabulous Red Ribbon Great To See This Once Again!!
The Beautiful "Poinsettia Stamp" By John Which Is Stunning, Adding Great Products
Such As The Wonderful Tactile Micro Beads, And The Diamond Sprinkles
I Love It When You Cut Out Your Sentiment In White And Then Black Giving
A Shadow Effect This Always Looks Great.
Sue Once Again Thank You For Sharing "Your A First Class Star"
Take Great Care
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
A Huge Hug For Lancashire Steph Take Care x

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, Two stunning cards,both are equally lovely but the first one is my favourite.Have a nice weekend and take care Jane B.

Anne Crawford said...

Both cards are beautiful but my favourite is the second one as I love stamping also love micro beads and the colour red!
Hugs to all xo

djones said...



Two such different cards, how can anyone decide!!!!



Doreen x

karenlotty said...

I don't know! They're both stunning

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue what stunning cards I love them both but the first is my favourite one and the colours and the designs are wonderful
Have a lovely day
Debs A xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
LOVE both of today's beautiful cards. Think my favourite would be the Blue one.
Never, ever too early to start Christmas cards. Was using some of your Dies to make a few yesterday.
My "Joy to the World" Die arrived in the afternoon. Guess what I will try to do later today???
Have a wonderful day
Patricia xxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards thank you for both ideas, number one just has the edge for me.
Best wishes
Karen M

hettygarlick said...

Really beautiful cards. I love them both, but especially the navy and white one - so classy.

Anonymous said...

WOW blue & white, definitely has the WOW factor, makes you sit up & look! thank you for the ideas Sue. Luv Halina21

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Both these cards are gorgeous in their own way. If I had to choose, then the navy one would win because of the stunning poinsettias! Just love them! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Jane Franklin said...

Two very beautiful cards. Both are my favourites! Jxxx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning cards, they are quite different so it's difficult to choose a favourite. I love the way that you have added a glittery edge to the poinsettias and I also like the way that you have cut the Joy out of two colours and created a shadow effect.
Thanks for all the inspiration, haven't started my Christmas cards yet but all of your amazing cards have given me plenty of ideas.
Thanks,
Heather Treble

nattyboots said...

WOW ! and WOW ! again.
Two beautiful, beautiful cards Sue, i love them both, they both have classy and special written all over them.
I am hopefully making more Christmas cards This Weekend Sue,
Take Care
Elaine H X

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Both lovely cards, but the first one just has the edge for me.
Lorna D

Scottydog said...

Two beautiful cards once more, however the blue card as the edge for me as I love the poinsettias & I like the effect of the Bakers twine. Wouldn't have thought of using this on such an elegant card but it works so well! Don't usually start my Christmas cards. Until October & then it is a mad rush!

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous card. Personally I prefer the first one, like the simple colours the navy and white is so striking.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Lovely cards today, both beautiful. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Chris Curry said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, I can't choose between them. Yes I am in the mood to start my Christmas cards and even feel I am a bit late starting this year. LOL. Thank you. Xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue two lovely cards but the navy one is my favourite
so fresh looking.the big bow spoils the other for me.
Marion H

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

I love them both and can't choose between them.

Love
Roz.x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. What a lovely surprise to find another double day! I'd forgotten what day it was! Two super cards but have to say that the french navy one is my favourite, the colour combination really 'packs a punch'-stunning.x

Bente Sørflaten said...

Both beautiful cards, difficult to choose a favourite, but I like blue/white colors for Christmas, and that makes the first card my favourite ;))

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - very difficult to choose between these two wonderful cards but I think the first one is my favourite as I have decided navy/white will be my colour this year after seeing your beautiful samples and also love poinsettias. Thank you very much.
Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
There was me thinking you couldn't top the first one when I saw it - it was an instant winner for me and then I scroll down and find no 2! Oh what a choice! I love them both, please don't make me choose. The blue and white combination is just gorgeous but I loved the stamped image and red white combination of the second. Oh you are spoiling us. As for Christmas cards - no not yet, too much to sort out for daughter going to uni but once she's away I can card make to cheer myself up ,
Love and hugs Diane G xxx

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Two very different offerings this week, lovely to see the Spanish dies back in action as I have some of those and who can resist bling!...but for sheer class it has to be the navy/white card, it's just stunning...and those dinky little star sprays are soooo eye-catching...those are going to be my first buy from the new festive collection methinks!...

Izzy

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, AS I'm not very good at colouring, I probably wouldn't give the red card a try unless I could stamp it onto Christmas paper but I love the blue and white one . Those Noble dies just keep on giving, don't they? Anything with a poinsettia on does it for me. Will be starting my cards next week as some have to go abroad. Hugs xx Pauline A

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Both cards are lovely but I really like the second one.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Both gorgeous as always but my eye is drawn to the red one as it's my favourite colour so I am biased :) Lovely designs on each and beautifully finished too.
Lorraine

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two equally delightful cards, love red at Christmas but as you know I just don't do big bows, having said that I do think it looks good on this lovely card. The poinsettias are gorgeous on the blue card.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow, love both of these cards, can't really choose between them but as you know I am always drawn to the big bows! Love Jean xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards for us today, I think the first one just has the edge for me.
I don't think I want to bring out Christmas stuff just yet, but as usual I will be running at the last minute to get them done.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Hazel said...

Sue, two stunning cards. Oh I have to get started as husband wants to us to send cards to Canada this year, and I will be using my peace on earth die and your silent night one, as they will make lovely flat cards. No an early start on these cards is needed. Hazel x

Kate's Cards said...

I love the drama of the navy and white card!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Two great cards Sue, number one is my favourite.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Two more lovely cards. Doesn't your mojo ever dry up? SueL x

gwen70 said...

Two stunning cards Sue, wonderful use of your dies, watched yesterdays video and played in the afternoon so now have some lovely backgrounds to use, so a big thank you

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Two beautiful cards today.
I think that the first one is my favourite though.
The blue and white card is just stunning.
Regards,
Evis M.

marg said...

Hello Sue
I have tried a few Christmas cards, but I seem to have more Birthday cards this time of the year, Autumn and Spring are my busy times!
I love the Glitter around the Poinsettias !
I'm stenciling at the moment with Phill's Glitter paste, and Sweet Poppy stencils,
Lovely effect but messy and easy to make a mess! lol!
I think today the Blue card is my favourite.
Take care
Love Marg

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
two beautiful Christmas cards...
This time I can´t say what is my favourite. I like them both very much.
Rolf xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two beautiful cards I love them both equally.
Hugs x
Heather T

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Both cards are just gorgeous but, the navy and white does it for me....STUNNING!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

utilitygirl said...

Both cards are lovely, as always - anyone would be thrilled to receive them.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards today and both so different, I thimk I like the 1st one the best as I love blue and the dies really stand out against the navy card
Kathy x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, wow two stunning cards this morning, I love the colour choice on the first one and the second is such a pretty Xmas card.
Ive been playing with the grouting myself quite please with the end result to. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow wow wow just love both cards. Pick do have a favourite though which is No 1. Just love the blue and white combo. I have these dies so that helps as well.i love how you've offset the Joy sentiment as well using two colours. This is a favourite idea that John likes to do as well.
Looking forward to Ally Pally already.

Jan.moogie said...

Number one for me Sue it is stunning and stands out from the crowd. Hugs xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Card two is nice and sparkly with all the micro beads but card number one really blew my socks off! It's stunning and the deep blue really makes it 'pop'. x

Annie Pennington said...

Two lovely cards today. The star spray is so pretty, I've put it at the top of my wish list.
xx Annie P

Lesley Thomas said...

Hard to choose today, but my vote goes for the first one. Love the dark contrast, and the poinsettias!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Well what can i say, it's my favourite time of the week. I look forward to christmas double day friday's as you give me so much insperation for my christmas card's and today is no exception. You have given us two beautiful card's today. The first one is very understated and elegant, those poinsettia's are so gorgeous and the navy blue is not a colour i would have used for christmas but it look's beautiful. The second one is just as gorgeous, the stamped image is lovely, i must be a little more patient and practice more with my colouring. Recieved my new christmas die's yesterday, joy to the world, silent night,happy christmas and the starry spray and they are all beautiful so i am having a play today lol. Have a lovely weekend Sue.
Take care everyone and have a lovely weekend what ever you are doing.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. The first very striking in the dark blue and white. The white and red more traditional. I can't chose between them.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Another two gorgeous Xmas cards - but for me this time it's (surprisingly) the deep blue one - the contrast with the white is beautiful. And I'm a sucker for the Noble dies.
BUT I would love to receive either, the red and white is beautiful, too, if not as striking.
Hugs, Rose

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Two really beautiful cards. It would be very hard to choose one but if I had to I think I would pick the first one. Love the die and the frosty flowers. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us. Hugs Heather.x

nannapat said...

Two completely different cards - the only thing they have in common is that they are both so beautiful. I think I prefer the second one with the more traditional colours. Pat x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Both cards are beautiful but the first one is my favourite, it is gorgeous
Hugs to everyone. Take care xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue & friends
Two Outstanding card's today I love the richness of the deep blue & white loveing all the die's you have used I love it.
Then wow the second card again the die's used stunning & the stamp & your colouring it's so beautiful
I have put the open pointsettia & the star spray on my AP list.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Beth I hope your tooth is feeling better today, I for one love reading your post so don't stop my friend abbreviated or not you go ahead.
Take care Love & Hug's Lynda xx

Molly I hope your Grandaddy had a better night sending him ((((((Big Hug's )))) & Hug's for you & Your family. Love Lynda xx

TOB Theresa hope your shoulder is getting better,you have had a rough time of it (((((Hug's)))) love Lynda xx

((((((( Hug's)))) for all in pain or just need a Hug plenty for everyone xx

Big Hug's for all my friends love Lynda xx

Have a good day everyone what ever you do xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Double delight 2 very lovely Christmas cards thankyou for the inspiration.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Crafty Cruiser said...

Two really lovely cards. For me, the first has that extra wow factor. Gorgeous!!
Doreen R

fame01 said...

Hi Sue

Two stunning cards yes its getting me in the mood and itching to start but sadly my craft stash is all in boxes awaiting our house move

thanks for sharing hugs sarah xx

craftynanna jo said...

Hi Sue, the two cards are absolutely gorgeous i can't decide which one i like best they are both so lovely,
I didn't get to comment yesterday but the card and video were smashing i really loved them.
Thank you Sue for your continued inspiration. hugs to all Johanna

Love2papercraft said...

Oh my goodness, I gasped audibly when I saw the first card- it is so beautiful! I REALLY must get all the Noble dies!
If the 2nd card had been shown alone, it's so lovely that I would have been gushing over it as well. The traditional colors, micro beads, stamping and bling are lovely. That said, there is something about the first card that speaks to me.
I so enjoy the blog Sue and am continually amazed at your talent! I'm also very much enjoying the posts when I get a chance to read them. I've noticed there are certain phrases that I'm not familiar with (probably because they aren't typically used in the U. S.) and that is fun for me. Perhaps I'll have to reply directly to the person when I see one and ask if they'll be so kind as to explain it :) I mist broaden my horizons you know!
Rebecca in Colorado

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love both of your cards but I have to say the first one in navy blue is definitely my favourite!
Lesley S x

Brooke b said...

Two gorgeous cards but my preference is the first which I think is absolutely stunning. JB xxxx.

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June Horrocks said...

They are both stunning I can't choose at all you are one gifted lady sue I love your work so so special thank you June horrocks xxxxxx

ursula said...

If my Christmas cards looked half as lovely as these I would be happy, these are just stunning, thanks for the inspiration.....luv Ursula xx

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Lesley Griffiths said...

Both cards are lovely. Though for me the blue and white has the edge. The impact of the contrast between the light and the dark on the eyes makes it really stand out.

On an even better note for me - my prize of the delightful Silent Night dies arrived this morning - Yay!

I hope the new TV channel lives up to its promise and that we will see you and the rest of the CE team teaching us new and exciting techniques and showing products while making sure the basics are also covered.

Happy Days,
Lesley

SueJ said...

Both these cards are stunning Sue, I love all the details in them.

My prize die has just arrived. Thank you for your generosity. Sue.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two fabulous cards, but my ultimate favourite is Number 1, I love, love, love, this card, navy and white is always beautiful, and my all-time-favourite new die is the star spray (I was so upset that I didn't win it ha ha).
Enjoy your day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous cards to inspire. I do like the elegance of the blue and white but the festive coloured one has its attractions also.

Thanks, as always

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Jan from Long Island said...

Two absolutely beautiful cards! The navy and white one takes my breath away!

Cora dirknala said...

thank you for sharing. the're beautiful

Carol Worwood said...

Once again two inspiring cards showing you can use other dies with Christmas dies to make beautiful cards. Carol xx

Paula said...

Two beautiful dies Sue, but no, it's not putting me in the mood to make my own yet. But illness is interfering, once that's gone no doubt I will get my mojo working. :) Love the second card the most, but it's a close thing!
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Oooooh a right treat today. Love the first one best. It's just beauuuuuuutiful xx

Yvonne G said...

Afternoon Sue
Wasn't too good yesterday so excuse my absence.
Love both of todays cards but if I had to pick a favourite then I would go for number 1 but there is not much in it. Thank you for you continuing inspiration and generosity x

Lorraine - nice to be missed - have you had a bath yet? I thought it was the drains I could smell. I had really long hair until about 3 months ago and just struggled with it so took the plunge and had about 8 inches lopped off. It is so liberating. I can now manage it so much better x
Beth - you have no reason to apologise for anything. I am so taken aback by the comment left by someone who hasn't even admitted to their distaste. This blog is a lifeline to some of us who are not always 100%. There are so many days when I am unable to do very much at all as I was diagnosed with CFS in January this year and this blog is very often the highlight of my day. It's like having a good old giggle and chat with close friends. Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional. I love the banter that takes place between us and think that many others quite enjoy the humour. Please don't upset yourself. Life is short - enjoy it x

Big hugs to everyone
Yvonne
x

Jill Liddle said...

Two stunning cards today. I don't think I could choose a favourite, if I had to. Love them both.

Pearl said...

You've spoiled us today Sue, two beautiful cards and I can't choose between them, both are just fab!

I'm gathering the dies from the Noble collection - just 3 sets to go and I have them all, so I'll be able to try the blue card you made today. Roll on payday......

I haven't worked out the other card yet, I'll have a cup of tea and look at it again. I only have Valencia from the Spanish collection.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone.

Pearl x

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
My favourite day of the week ! Two of sues christmas creations day ! They are both beautiful again sue x I love how you have used non christmas dies it just shows us again how versatile your dies are x I really like the colours used on the first one but also love the stamping and colouring on the second card x the star spray looks stunning a definate purchase coming soon x thankyou sue for your inspiration you are such a talented lady x I am another one who promises herself to start her cards earlier like loopy lynda so hopefully this will be the motivation I need x
Beth I saw the comment too and cannot understand how it would offend anyone it certainly hasn't offended me x sometimes after I have published my comment and read it back I have made mistakes not because I cannot spell but my finger slips on the touchscreen but would be mortified if it had upset anyone!!! I suppose I'm more tolerant than some x I love reading your comments and as I have no crafting pals it means a lot to me to share our love for sues hard work x
Yvonne missed you yesterday hope you are feeling better today x big hug x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards, navy and white is stunning and love how you've used an older die along with the embossed snowflake on the second
I started on Christmas cards yesterday and made a few simple cards with the lattice snowflake EF, the snowflake mini striplet and the merry Christmas sentiment die all in vintage silver and coconut white foundation card

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Cathie Weary said...

Wow, both cards are outstanding today Sue. Think the first one is my favourite though. Love the way you used non-traditional dies for the Christmas cards. Sometimes we forget that we already have something that we use all the time that would make outstanding Christmas cards with just a few Christmas goodies on it. Thanks so much for sharing and have a great weekend.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I love the Noble dies and the effects you can achieve with them. Your Poinsettias are beautiful, the Star spray as an accent is lovely and the colour is great.

I really like the Granada die and the Poinsettia Medallion stamp. I love the shadow effect on the Joy die, I really must try that. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

patwyn said...

Hi Sue,

Both cards are gorgeous, but the navy one does it for me cos I just love the Noble dies.

Beth: I enjoy reading your comments - as I am sure many others do too - so please don't let this anonymous person upset you. Xx

Pat xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue And Beth
Beth Take It From Me Sue Is An "Extremely Kind Wonderful Person" Who Reads "All Her Comments" And Doesn't Mind What You Have To Say (As Long As It's Nice Lol! ) We Love To Read Each Others Comments.
Hugs From Sam x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant cards Sue
Gr Karin

Barbara said...

Two beautiful cards Sue!
I really should get a move on and start my Christmas cards but just cant get into the mood. The weather up here in Scotland has been poor so I have had plenty of opportunities to get started.

BETH don't take any notice of the ANONYMOUS person they obviously have a sad life and nothing else to do! If they don't want to read your post then pass on by no one is forcing them. I would not stop posting otherwise they have achieved their goal in upsetting you so please carry on. I for one enjoy reading your exploits.

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are stunning! I especially love the sparkle on the second card! Spectacular!

Suzzette Yandle said...

I have truly enjoyed seeing today's cards. I especially like the navy and white card. The layering and recessing on this one is superbly adorned with the poinsettias and star sprays. This is one I need to try. Wishing all a wonderful week-end.

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

Just love the blue card and it would make a wonderful anniversary card as well as an amazing Christmas card.

Both cards beautiful, elegant and would be suitable for anyone.

Lol Barbara W xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hiya Sue!

Two stunning cards. Pinning those beauties! I'm sorry but I can't choose a favourite.

So glad yesterdays video was paper grouting. Brought a couple of pastes a while ba k but have not been up to trying them out. Really want to as I love making a mess!

Thinking of Molly, Grandad, Nanna Melody and their family xxxx

Beth, I found your post inspiring yesterday, I did seriously consider writing out a post phonetically in the Suffolk dialect... then I came to the conclusion that only about 0.1% of blog visitors would understand me!

Speaking of understanding, Rebecca in Colorado- anytime you're unsure of what we talk about I'm happy to help especially as I capable of talking more nonsense than most.

Noticed a few new names recently, welcome to the friendliest blog ever!

Sorry I missed yesterday, so mamy people in and out the house. Think I fell asleep about 10 minutes after Alex left, missed a text from Mr W asking how my day had been. I slept until midday today. Had to comfort baby sister yesterday as she didn't do as well as she wanted. I told her I knew she tried her best and there was other things she'd learnt by being at school like learning to work with other people. She has to retake English and maths. She has learning support at school so I offered to help. I know she can do a different award a college if need be.

Sorry, that's me done. Tired again! Hugs to all and extra if you're struggling with something. Have a lovely Friday afternoon, T x

Myra said...
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Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards love them both think my favourite is The navy and white very clean looking and i love the dies you have used.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry
xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Two beautiful cards but so different.

Susan Lesperance said...

Dear Sue,

I love both cards but especially the jOY CARD. I have to admit, traditional Christmas colors are my favorite!

Happy Friday,
Sue L

Susan Lesperance said...

Dear Sue,

I love both cards but especially the jOY CARD. I have to admit, traditional Christmas colors are my favorite!

Happy Friday,
Sue L

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both stunning but the 2nd post has the definite wow factor for me....

sued99 said...

Lovely cards. I like the first one especally.

Anonymous said...

Two stunningly beautiful cards Sue.

Regards
Joan from Newcastle

IVY Cheong said...

Love both these cards, they are stunning. Love love love them, Ivy xx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
fabulous cards, the first one is stunning and as always I love your flowers. The second card is beautiful too.

Am bringing all my dies out to have a sort and start cutting for my Xmas cards, I think the sorting will take longer than the cutting this year as I have amassed quite a stash of dies but then a girl can never have too many dies can she?????

Love and hugs to all
Meg
xxxx

Dawn Holben said...

Another two stunning cards today, both absolutely gorgeous.
I am sure there is a conspiracy between you and mr lockwood to bankrupt me before christmad lol

Jean said...

Beautifuu! Lovely cards!

Linda Norris said...

Two beautiful cards xx

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue,
2 beautiful cards, no. 1 just get's it for me. I have arrived home from work covered in glitter and sequins, no I haven't been making Christmas cards but helping our dispatch team label up over 4,000 baubles!!!!!! And 2 pallets of Xmas trees! What fun.
Take care everyone.
CaroleB🐾Xx

Brooke Bont said...

love the cards they are colorful and beautiful

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Another two fabulous cards, though I do love poinsettias and the Noble Dies, so Number 1 is my favourite.

Of course, I love blue too .

Love n hugs to everyone. from Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock

Wishing you all a good weekend.

barbara macaskill said...

These are both gorgeous!!! I really love the first one! those flowers are delicious!! TFS!

Lesley Cann said...

2 lovely cards I do love the build up to Xmas and seeing your beautiful cards. Number 1 is the one for me.

Darlene4527 said...

Both are gorgeous cards but I think the blue one is superb! Love the blue and white as well as the poinsettias. Exciting news on the launch of the new craft Chanel! Can't wait!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the navy and blue one!!awesome

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Two fabulous cards today, both gorgeous in different ways but if I have to choose it would be the first one I love the poinsettia with the glitter on the edges.
I firstly want to apologise to all those lovely people who sent good wishes to me yesterday re my migraine I really should have said thank you to you all, but I was just a bit like a zombie and forgot, so I do apologise - it was very kind of you.
Beth, you have no need to apologise, just ignore the anonymous comment. I'm sure everyone understood you perfectly. I look forward to reading your lovely comments and you are so thoughtful as well.
Molly, I hope your grandad had a better night last night -sending love and hugs to all of your family - keep strong.
To everyone who is not 100% for any reasons ending love and hugs to you too. Love to all, Alison xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Sue, both your cards today are beautiful, but it's a good job we all like different things because if we didn't, you wouldn't need to do all your wonderful dies. No 2 for me is the winner.
Beth, take no notice of "annonying or anonymous" or whoever it was. I always read what you post but don't usually answer. If Sue doesn't mind - why should anyone else. How rude, how very rude. Have a hug xxx
Molly, love and hugs to grandad and all your family.
Love Maureen xxxx

Susi in Cyprus said...

Two lovely cards today. I love the blue, as I'm always drawn to lues and aqua. But then again, I love the second one for its more traditional Christmas colours. So difficult to chose a favourite!
Beth, you must just ignore the comments. How ignorant of someone to criticise! Since I joined this blog I have been so impressed by the friendliness of the Wilsonettes and the care they show to people who might just need that hug. I enjoy reading how everyone is and what they've been up to, so please don't stop!

Have a good evening everyone,
Susi in Cyprus

liz spooner said...

Another two stunning cards today, both absolutely gorgeous I love both because they both have their merits.xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

The first card is absolutely stunning and the colours are so effective. So unexpected. I like the second one too, but the first one made me go "wow" x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Two beautiful cards, think the first one is my favourite. BUT they are both gorgeous.
Love and Hugs, Brenda xxx

Theresa Pace said...

both cards are fab but the blue one is just so elegant. great news about the new channel, hugs xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Love love them both ! my favourite do today is
the blue and white. Frosty looking and the poinsettias
are doing it for me. Thank you for everything you do.

Rebecca from Colorado- the different dialects in the UK is
a fun and crazy world. I have to Google some sometimes :-)x

Alimecca- sorry to hear you suffering with Migraine, Glad you
feeling better today, take care!x

Molly- hugs to you and the family, hope your granddad
have had a better day.x

Yvonne- take care of yourself.

Beth -I for one love reading your daily antics so please,
please just ignore this very rude person and continue writing
as you like.
As many here this is a link to like minded people who like
crafting, mainly cards but also knitting, painting and crocheting.
I'm as others are not to well so reading yvonne's,Beth's,Norah's and
others comments which make me feel happier, I for one want you to
continue! hugs to you Beth and the fourpaws xx

To all Wilsonette's and friends Have a nice evening
Take care and hugs Maria x

Tykie's Girl said...

Love both cards but am really partial to white on white. I finally used one of my Noble dies, it turned out all right but did not look as good as yours. Guess I will have to keep working at it and maybe some day be able to come close to your style. Thanks so much Sue

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Both lovely but the navy and whute is a real wow card, love it

Myra said...

Hi Sue, Thank you very much for two lovely cards!
I removed a comment I made earlier as I made it in anger! I had no right to do that. Sorry.
Sorry, Beth, try not to mind or be upset! You meant no one any harm! Just ignore the rudeness!
Love Myra xxx


Rach83 said...

Beautiful cards Sue but I especially love the first. The contrast of the navy and white is stunning and the glitter is just lovely. A pair of amazing creations.

Rachel x

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Firstly I must apologise for not commenting the last few days. I have had my gorgeous 3 little grandchildren staying and I have been so shattered I have not felt up to doing anything once they were all settled for the night. Tomorrow at silly o clock we are leaving the beautiful yorkshire dales and heading back to Germany.
Today's two cards are both equally stunning. If I had to chose I think it would be no.2. John's pointsettia stamp and your colouring of it just gives it the edge for me.

Beth, it saddened me that someone could criticise and upset you. I love reading all the comments. Some make me smile, some make me laugh but all make me feel part of a lovely community of crafters who all have one thing in common and that is our appreciation and gratitude for the daily inspiration which Sue gives us. Please don't let this thoughtlessness spoil your enjoyment of this wonderful blog.

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Susan White said...

Both lovely cards, but I do think the first one is just stunning! I'm really into non Christmassy colours, and the navy and white combo is so modern, but classic at the same time. Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, Love both the cards but particularly like the first one - it is so smart.

Lisbeth

Anonymous said...

The navy and white card is just stunning has to be the best one yet.
Thanks for all the inspiration Sue.
Lunyliz

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, sorry I am so late but it has been a very busy day. Just as well I'm late or I would not have seen your post about Hochanda until tomorrow!
Love both of the cards today, the iced snow poinsettias are gorgeous but the second card just edges it for me because I love stamping and colouring.
Frances

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

The first card is my very fav. Its the prettiest card I have seen up to now - love it.

Shirley T.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
WOW 2 Absolutely stunning Christmas cards.Love them both
I must be way behind the times as i never knew there was going to be a new Crafting channel. Will be watching your shows
Take care
Hazel G XX

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning cards again, love the dark blue and white and also the stamped poin- settia card. Two beauties.
Di B. x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Bit later today,Two absolutely beautiful cards today. I love the 1st card, that is just my kind of card. I just want to say I have enjoyed using your Christmas dies especially the poinsettia ones for my DT cards, and boy have I abused using them. Thank you Sue.

Big Hugs to all :-)

Tina XX

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and your crafty crew
. Wow a two for one
Love them both Sue
Thank you for sharing your inspiration so freely with us all
Looking forward to watching the new channel
Take care all
Theresa G x

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
These two cards are fabulous love all your New Christmas dies.
I love glitter and coloring on one of the cards.
Thank you, Dorothy

Sandy H said...

Two lovely cards. The first one just edges it for me. The french navy and white looks so classy and I'm useless at bows!
Beth, like many others, I enjoy reading your comments. You cheer me up.
Take care everyone.

melody said...

Hi sue, I love the 1st card it just looks so classy it's beautiful can never get enough of the noble dies. The second card is also lovely but card one would be my 1st pick. Thank you so much for my lovely die that turned up today.

Beth some people just ain't got a life to keep them busy, you post what you want an how you want.

Thank you all for the kind wish, I know I don't really comment on posts others leave but I can assure you all they don't go un read an they are very much appreciated. Molly is just over the moon with being able to join sues blog an to comment with you all. Thank you for being so thoughtful to her. Take care Melody xxxXxxx

Karen Drew said...

Two beautiful cards today. Can't choose between them
Luv
Karen xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are simply stunning and I love the French navy coloured card.

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Wow, both stunning cards & equally beautiful in their own right.
Loving the navy & white together, very striking & elegant & I love all your Noble range of dies.

The red stamped topper frame is so pretty too & just as striking.
Also loving all of John's stamp designs 7 must get some of them
very soon.

Crafty Hugs
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magpie said...

Oh wow! A stunning two-fer! "thank you Sue" xx :)

Vie Carter said...

Two beautiful cards

Vie
x

America said...

WOWZERS- LOVE how the French Navy Blue is contrasting the White on these gorgeous die combos. The poinsettias are super lovely here. The second card with the sparkly medallion stamp is quite a stunner too. Fabulous use of the Spanish Granada die and addition of frilly ribbon. DBL gorgeousness!