Friday, 18 September 2015

Christmas Double Days

 Hi crafters!  I hope you aren't feeling bombarded by the Festive cards lately!  I just seem to have so many of them to show!  This first card up today started with the Star Swirl embossing folder on a piece of coconut white card to give some texture to the background.  I wanted to bling it up a bit so I sprayed it with my permanent spray adhesive then coated it with Diamond Sprinkles.  Next I cut the Frosty Mini Background die in coconut white card, leaving a thin border around it as a frame.  I covered a piece of clear acetate with a sticky adhesive sheet, peeled the backing off and sprinkled it with mica flake chips.  I do have to tell you however, this colour was a sort of experiment as I asked if they could be done in an aqua colour and this is what they sent me.  I personally wouldn't call these aqua, but I did rather like the colour nonetheless.  However, I am not certain whether they have been added to our mica flake line at Creative Expressions.  If you like them, let me know and I am sure we can get them! I backed it with a piece of white card so that they were encapsulated between and attached the Frosty Mini Background over the top of it.  I cut a frame from the Peeking Snowflake set and added it on top of the mini background with some mounting foam.  I cut two of the Winter trees, sprayed them then coated them with Silver Chrome polished silk glitter and added them to the side of the oval frame.  I stamped my sentiment, embossed it in silver and cut it out with the Pierced Flags and tucked the end under my trees.  I dyed a length of white seam binding using Evergreen Bough distress ink as it matched my mica flakes perfectly, tied a messy bow and scrunched it up to dry naturally before adding to the card.  I completed the card with a white pierced mat, and a slightly larger white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  9" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

                                                                           Card number two is a sort of vintage
 looking Christmas card I think.  I started with the Contemporary Poinsettia embossing folder and a piece of milk card.  Once embossed, I used a smoothie and added some Antique Linen distress ink and just a hint of Tattered Rose to warm it a bit.  On another piece of milk card, I stamped the Twas The Night Before Christmas Background (drawn by John Lockwood) and embossed it in gold.  I used my paper cutter to cut it on the inside of the lines, then backed it with a piece of dusty rose card where I had stamped it again so the outer lines would show and embossed it in gold as well.  I used Distress Markers to colour it (Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet for the flowers, Crushed Olive and Forest Moss for the leaves).  I stamped it again and then cut out an extra poinsettia to add to the stamped image.  I used some thin antique white satin ribbon in the corner.  I cut out the Joy Wreath in both milk card and gold card and used it as a shadow behind the letters.  I mounted it diagonally down the centre of the card.  I added a Tattered Rose inking in the centre of the wreath and then added the outline over the top of it.  I finished the card with a pierced milk mat, a dusty rose mat (card from my stash) and a final milk mat.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Love the cards. You can bombard me with festive cards, love them both.
Voted yesterday on the awards, no need to gues who got my votes, our Sue. Hope you win your categories.
Happy Friday to all

auscrafts said...

Love these. 2 cards

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
You can never bombard me with too many Christmas cards I love getting new ideas. The two cards today are beautiful, I love the Aqua mica flakes fingers crossed they will become available to us.
Good luck at Ally Pally, and to all that are going have a fabulous time.
Hugs x
Heather T

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, both cards are lovely, you always make a good variety of designs.
Take care and have a fun weekend, Kitty.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
Love Twofer Christmas days and both of these cards are gorgeous, though the first one is really my favourite. Keep bombarding us Sue, no complaints here lol !!!
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW Both of these cards are stunning. I love them both. You can keep the festive cards coming until you have none left to show as they all give us insperation to make ours look as gorgeous as yours.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Olga said...

Amazing cards! Love golden embossing! Olga Ko

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love the first one Sue, looks very elegant in the picture.

valerija said...

Gorgeous cards!
Best wishes.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
two stunning christmas cards today love the colours I must start my christmas cards over the weekend thank you tracyw

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love seeing your Christmas creations and both of today's are fabulous :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Love your Christmas cards Sue, they are all just beautiful so never apologise for showing them x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, I love seeing your Christmas designs that you create. Hope you have a lovely weekend at Ally Pally. Yvonne xx

Love2papercraft said...

Hello Sue & WW!
Sue, I am pleased I was able to vote from the U.S. Of course I voted for you!!! You should definitely win in both categories! I hope you'll be able to vote after all Val in Spain.
Yesterday's card is so pretty! I haven't had the chance to watch video yet, but I know I'll enjoy it-I always do! I always learn something new too. I even have the background die - yay!
Oh oh! I have to interrupt this post! The first Thursday Night Football (American :) of the season... It was a nail-biter but the Denver Broncos won it! WooHooo! So happy I took the night off to enjoy it. Ok, I doubt anyone else cares, but I couldn't contain my excitement!!
Mrs. Duck, Ang- u had me slapping my thigh laughing! Not a phrase I'd heard b4 either. But it cracked me up :)
E.L.O. huh? Haven't thought of them, or Thin Lizzy in a VERY long time!
Yvonne (aka Louise) when u say "dibs" do you mean some kind of a game - or as in "I dibs that!"? If it's the latter, I totally remember it! I'm the youngest of 5, so I had to be quick with my shouts of dibs if I wanted any chance of getting the first or best of something. As a side note, u r probably right that Sue didn't want her favoritism towards you to show-hence u couldn't b awarded any of the dies. I guess there is a downside to being the teacher's pet!
Thelma & Louise, I do hope u can meet in person sometime! Although I'd like you to video your meeting so the rest of us can enjoy! It would be much like watching a tennis match I think, what with the back & forth banter. Thoroughly entertaining! Just don't go driving near any cliffs!
To those who are going to Ally Pally, I wish you the greatest of fun! It's probably a good thing we can't all go or Sue would need a body guard! Actually, she might need one if Laine were able to go! Just kidding Laine, I couldn't resist :) I have to say tho sometimes when I read what many of us say, myself included, I worry Sue might think we are stalkers or something! I promise we aren't! Well, at least I know I'm not!
I see a new post is out! A Friday two for! And both cards are stunning! I don't mind the festive at all! In fact, bombard away- I love them! I might feel a little different come January tho lol!
Beth B. Hope u r well and just too busy to post for a few days.
I hope the day offers up a smile for every single one of you! I know this blog gives me at least one smile a day! Rebecca in Colorado

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two fabulous Christmas cards love them both and keep them coming we all need the inspiration.
Nancyd xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous Christmas card. Both beautiful and not sure I can pick a favourite.

Heather Rogers said...

Hi sue

Both the cards are beautiful in their own way but I am leaning towards the second. I love the vintage look. I can never have too many Christmas cards. It has always been a happy time for me fortunately, right from childhood probably down to what family and I have made of it.

Thanks for sharing good luck tomorrow though you won't need it.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. You can't show too many Christmas cards as far as I am concerned. The only problem I have is deciding which ones I use as inspiration for my own cards as I love them all : )
My comment on yesterdays gorgeous card has vanished so I just want to say again that I love it, the shiny Poinsettias pop on that beautiful background.
I am sure you are flat out getting the stand ready for the weekend at Ally Pally. Will you manage to garb a few minutes rest later today or are you on the go now until afterwards when the stock is all back in the warehouse I wonder?
I hope that you enjoy yourself as much as we do. Seeing you and watching your wonderful demos and the samples on your stand are the high point for me, thank you for all that you do. Only 1 sleep now : ) Hugs to everyone. Take care x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely Christmas cards, I really need to get a move on with mine
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely Christmas cards, I really need to get a move on with mine
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Marjeta said...

Gorgeous cards. My favourite is the 1. one. The winter tree is final touch.


Anonymous said...

Both cards are beautiful Sue,but the first one is my favourite l love everything about it. Have a good weekend at ally pally.JJxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards. You can keep the Xmas theme going for me! No worries there!! I really like the mica flakes colour. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love them both. Now the weather is cooler I am almost ready to make Christmas cards. Got a few other things to finish first though. Have a great time at AP. Sorry I can't come this weekend but hopefully in April...

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
Two fab Christmas cards today, I think my favourite is the second one, although I really love the first one too! Thank you for the inspiration xx
I am very much looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, we are bringing a car full of happiness as always, Mrs B, Pat (Witney) k lovely Margaret P ( Mrs B's Mum), whom I think this time will be shopping for card making goodies as she has joined my blog (cafe) and seems a lot more keen on making cards than before, so I think we may need to take the spare seats out of the car to fit all the shopping in !!!

Go Denver Bronco's !!! My twin daughters and husband love American Football, so I can understand your excitement Rebecca In
Colorado !! Xxx
I hope that I get to meet some of you lovely ladies at Ally Pally, it's so nice to put faces to names (I will be the one in the wheelchair) although I guess there will be a few in wheelchairs!!
I hope the weekend is a huge success Sue xx
Love and hugs
Sandra xxxxx

Mrs B said...

Hi again Sue. I forgot to say that I love today's cards, if pushed I would have to choose the first one with it's beautiful background and those gorgeous snowy trees : ) Hugs to everyone. Take care xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, double cards today, we are being spoilt, both so different and beautiful in their own right, love them.

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

Linda Graham said...

Two beautiful cards Sue,love them both,keep christmas coming as many as you have as you are our inspiration,hope to speak to you tomorrow at Ally Pally,thank you, Linda x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, love the twofer!!!no favourite
I like them both!!! I've voted for you too!!!
Good luck at Ally Pally :) you won't need it!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Two beauties this morning but the first card is my favourite.
love Jan x x

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning cards. I love the first one, the colours and textures are wonderful.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love both cards you are showing today, but the first is my favourite, it may not be aqua, but is such a lovely shade of green, and a lovely layout. Have a great weekend at Ally Pally, hope all goes well. Bx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of the cards are gorgeous I love your festive dies and John's stamps are wonderful too. I made a card with the Deer family and the Winter trees I am so pleased with how it turned out. Those Feeds are so cute. I can't believe Ally Pally is nearly here I am so excited. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, love both of these Christmas cards I also love seeing them all. Have a great time at Ali Pali this weekend wish I could have been going still I will look forward to your shows next week
Kathy x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
You can keep the Christmas cards coming as far as I'm concerned - I love to see them and get inspiration from you. Both cards are lovely today. The second one has quite a vintage feel about it, but number one wins it for me today. Love it. I must get the winter trees.
Hope everyone has a good day. Have a safe journey to Ally Pally if you're going over the weekend and hope your wallets or cards don't take too much of a beating!!! Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Please never apologise for showing too many of your gorgeous cards, I'm sure I'm writing for all of your followers when I say we can't get enough of them regardless of theme.
Todays are stunning, thank you for sharing.x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely cards again especially the first one. You can never give us too many ideas.
Guess you are having a buy time setting up Ally Pally. Hope Al goes well.

Linda Mitchell said...

There's never too many Christmas cards. These are both beautiful. I love the Aqua
mica flakes, such an unusual colour. I hope you do stock them. I must put some spray glue on my shopping list, I've seen you use it quite a lot lately, trouble is my shopping list is bigger than my budget,

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What wonderful Christmas cards, I love them both! All the detailing and layers are great. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

sonja_w said...

Both cards are beautiful but I absolutely love the first one. The mini snowflake background is simply gorgeous x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Two beautiful cards! The first is my favourite with the lovely mica flakes, yep I wouldn't call them aqua either but they're a great colour anyway. The more Christmas cards the merrier for me. Debra x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what beautiful cards you have for us today. I love the dies that you have used and the designs are absolutely beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend

Debs A xxxx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, both cards are beautiful, I still don't seem to be able to get in the mood to do Christmas cards yet.
Hope every one going to ally pally has a wonderful day, I've never been but would love to one day.
I shall be going to the west Point show next week which is very good.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Granny m said...

I can't have too many festive cards, as I love Christmas. These two are both beauties, but I think I prefer the first one. Have a good weekend at ally pally Sue. Pity I cn't get there.

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Super cards again but I think my favourite card is the first one.
Thanks for all your hard work.

JosieB said...

Dear Sue, I think you can bombard us with as many of your beautiful
cards as you like, Christmas or otherwise. It is so lovely to open
up your page and know we are going to see something beautiful.
Many thanks

nattyboots said...

WOWWWEEEEE Sue , just you keep your Christmas Cards coming my lovely,
I am in love this morning with your two cards gorgeous colors and style .
Enjoy your Weekend.
Elaine H X

Aspiring crafter said...

Two beautiful cards Sue bombard away!
The second is my favourite , just love it.
Have a great weekend at Ally Pally,

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
What a feast of Christmas!!
I like your first offering but I have to say that your second is just stunning. It looks so so traditional and opulent and although there's a lot of work gone into the making it is so worth every minute.
I have to say that it's the best Ccard I have seen in a long time and if it came through my door it wouldn't be taken down on twelfth night.

We have a dry day here at the moment and so housework is the order of the day and after that who knows.
To all going to Alley Pally this week-end have a really good time. I'm not one little bit envious - I'm not really I'm not - well perhaps just a bit - just a lot!!!!!
I look forward to one or two pics from you Sue perhaps if you have the time.

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

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow !!! I love both these Christmas cards, I can't choose between them, they are both stunning, and for me, you can keep 'em coming.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Lovely cards Sue double delight
Luv Rach :)

hollyberry said...

Two gorgeous cards,the first one is my favourite. Not surprised that you have so many cards to show us with so many amazing dies and embossing folders to use,who wouldn't!

Tressa said...

My immediate reaction was to prefer the first card but, with closer perusal I have decided that I like the second one a lot. John's stamp is lovely and makes a perfect mini background for a frame or for a smaller card. Now can't chose between them as both are so nice!!

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I love it when we have a double day! Love the first card and the 'aqua' flakes, I would certainly love to be able to buy them! Love the vintage look of the second card. Good luck with setting up for Ally Pally, hope you have a great show, just a bit disappointed now that I am not going this time. Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two very contrasting cards. I love them both.
Looking forward to Ally Pally tomorrow!
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Jane Franklin said...

I love both cards but the first one is my favourite and keep them coming, you can never have too much of a good thing. Luv jxxx

Sylvia Yates said...

Hi Sue love the Christmas double days card. Not too sure about the "joy " one
Love the aqua colour I use it a lot myself. Have a good day. Hugs sylvia xx

karenlotty said...

I will never tire of seeing your creations Christmas or otherwise Keep 'em coming Just awaiting delivery of the Classic Pointsettia dies and then I must get cracking Hope to see you Sunday at AP

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Two great cards today. I love the "Aqua" flakes i think they look gorgeous. Hope you can get them in stock. To all going to Ally Pally I hope you have a wonderful time and to you Sue, I will be thinking of you. I am not envious not one little bit..............., hopefully next time.

Love Rosemarie x x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,oh I am loving these Christmas cards .They are all beautiful .Looking forward to Ally Pally to see them close up .Thank you. Gloria(sicup) xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely cards ,I can't decide which I like best they are both inspiring.
Good luck for Ally Pally have a great weekend.
Best wishes
Karen M

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love both cards - you're right about the mica flakes though, they're not Aqua, more like a Blue Spruce we've had to chop down recently, very sad about that but as soon as I saw that background it reminded me of that the warmer Victorian feel of the second card too - clever cutting to give a double frame, sets off the focal point nicely...


carol quinn said...

Voted for you yesterday!
2 great cards, the silent night is my favourite

Chris Curry said...

Two different and lovely cards Sue. I cannot pick a favourite. The poinsettia embossing folder is stunning. Thank you. Xx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
oh my goodness 2 absolutely gorgeous cards, love them both equally. x

Barbara Gosden said...

Two stunning cards. I think the first is my favourite, I just love the cool frosty feel to it.
B xx

pinky said...

Two beautiful cards Sue but the second one is really calling to me. I love the warm colours on it.

Micky French said...

Love both of these cards, they are both stunning, I really love the stamp on the second one.
Have a great time his weekend I will be thinking of you all
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous Christmas cards today. Love the frosty look.
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs Rosie xxxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Can't have too many cards from you. I love the second card, especially the embossing. Have fun at Ally Pally, sorry I can't be there this time. SueL x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
No matter how many cards you show, they are all inspiration !
Only problem is to copy I maybe need more Dies! lol!
Have a lovely time at Ally Pally!
Love Marg

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Love both of today's beautiful cards. Hazel x

Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards today, Sue can never have too many. Keep bombarding - very appropriate in Battle of Britain week! Favourite definitely the first, love those trees and the wayward colour aqua flakes too.
Hope you, Sue, and all have a great time at Ally Pally and Yvonne G doesn't cause too much havoc! Hope we get some pics and feedback.
Molly, keep posting, lovely one. So sorry nan and grandad having a tough time and now Milly cat too, so unfair. Animals are very resilient and thankfully (not like us) have no comprehension of what is to happen, so hopefully all will be well with her. I'm another cat person (love all animals) so do sympathise.

'P' in Wales
PS Sue, have voted

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love both cards ,Keep them coming we all love Christmas cards. love Jean Z xxx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, beautiful cards as always, love how versatile your dies are. Hugs Theresa xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue,

You can never bombard me with too many Christmas cards. There is so much choice in your array of cards. Some leaning towards the traditional and others contemporary for the youngsters.
I've bought the stamp and although I am not much of a stamper this one 'sang' to me, buy me buy me buy me! How could I resist?

Yesterday was rather a sad day for me and family, it was the funeral of grandson Joe, aged just 20. He was a beautiful young man with sparkling blue eyes and a gorgeous smile with dimpled cheeks kissed by the angels. Hid Dad and Dad's friends led the funeral procession on their Harley D's and other bikes. A wonderful sight, there is something rather gracious about the deep throaty growl of a classic bike.
A wonderful tribute to Joe.

Lovely warm fuzzy comfort blanket hugs today for those in need of one and for those who would like one just because.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

gwen70 said...

Love all your Christmas cards Sue and these two are no exception, have a lovely weekend at ally pally sure you will enjoy it, wish I could go but circumstances make it impossible

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
Two totally different cards this morning. I love the first one because of the addition of the winter trees. These are on top of my wish list but everywhere seems to be out of stock of them right about popular :).
The second is very Victorian and quite charming :)
Cheryl, I'm so sorry for your loss. Joe sounds like he was a wonderful young man. What a wonderful final journey he had, being guided safely with the gentle growl of wonderful Hogs. God speed, Joe. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two glorious cards today. I love the new 'aqua' colour you have been sent. The card is stunning - I can see myself having a very heavy bag to bring back from Ally Pally tomorrow! Look forward to seeing you there. Best wishes

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous cards today Sue and hard to choose a favourite. Have a great day Hugs xxxxxxx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

You can keep the Christmas cards coming. I don't mind. Lovely cards today. I really like the first one.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Two wonderful cards, the first is definitely my favourite. I love the crispness of it and I quite like the colour, tho it's difficult to tell for definite from the pics.
Lorna D

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Love the cards. The first one is my favourite.
Have a great weekend at the 'Ally Pally'.
Evis M.

Brooke b said...

Hi Sue great cards, love them both. Have a good weekend. JB xxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Two beautiful creations.

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Two gorgeous cards again. Love both of them.

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful pair of cards I missed these on the shows, I love the layers and the embossed flowers on the larger border stamp. Stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I like both but I love the first one. Just setting up to cut out lots of your dies ready to make some cards to finally whilst being also glued to the Solheim Cup.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Reminds me of the song I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day, just keep the Christmas cards coming I love seeing all your ideas. Today's are beautiful. Have a wonderful time at AP looks like t will be a busy one
Molly keep on commenting, special hugs to you, your nan and Granda
Cheryl my heart goes out to you, gentle hugs

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards, cannot choose between them. Will never be tired of seeing your Christmas Cards as they really inspire me

Craftyrn28 said...

Hi sue, love the Christmas double days, I can use all the help I can get. The first is my favourite but the joy is certainly different. Hope you have a great time at ally pally, unfortunately I can't get this year. Hugs


Bente Sørflaten said...

Both beautiful cards!
Love the frosty look of the first one :))

Jess Watson said...

Mornong Sue, two fantastic cards for us today
I think they would have to be special people to receive these.
Have a good day, and relax before AP.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love both card today. The first is my favourite. You can't show enough Christmas cards for my liking. Really looking forward to meeting you again at Ally Pally, a few of us will be meeting up as usual opposite your stand for lunch to have a catch up.

Pearl said...

You're spoiling us again today Sue, both are lovely but I think I like the second one a little better.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
can´t say which one is my favourite today. I like them both really...
The colours of both are great. The traditional one looks fantastic. But can´t say that´s my favourite today!!!
Rolf xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Thank you again, love the vintage look !!
Best wishes,
Sue Mac

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two lovely cards.
Rosemary xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely Christmas cards, show us all you wan't I for one need the inspiration.
Have a great weekend at Ally Pally.

Beryl Treble said...

Love both cards Sue.

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Lovely Wilsonettes – NO way do I feel bombarded with your festive cards; we are all immensely privileged & grateful that you contribute your cards to share with us daily, so bring em on, & what a dazzling festive twofer you have for us Sue,love the colour on 1st card. I tried inking a ribbon once but I kinda spoil it with splodges,using the smoothies I’ll def’ give it another try. The Mica Flakes Sue, is the colour ‘MRYTLE GREEN’? If so I have this in my stash from CE,the blend of colours are simply striking with a glimmering touch of Emerald. As much as the 1st card has that spectacular Wow factor & totally delights my senses the 2nd card has simply sparked an ignition; Lol. I think it is the vintage colour in this card which is very traditional & the stamped background stands out – okay which is my fave – both of course; as much as the 2nd sparked I still adore them both equally. Thank you immeasurably Sue for sharing X x x

Sincerest CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the launch, how fantastic that Sue’s generosity has given you a gift to treasure for always. Enjoy your prizes x x x

LYNDA & REBECCA – very kind of you to ask after me my friends, thankfully I just had a very busy & tiring day, I was exhausted because of what I had achieved. I had work of course, I cleaned out the fridge & freezer, ready for the batch meals that I also made for Mr B using slow cookers, but it was also Lauren’s 13th birthday & it really was an entertaining sight to see her tear open her presents with wide eyed enthusiasm, Hannah helped & had one to open aswel. I have a really funny story about one of my collies & Xmas presents but I shall save that for tomorrow. (Remember my friends who are commiserating tomorrow with a funny story please keep it cleanish (Lorraine – Lol) but as side-splitting as you can make it as we have our young friend Molly reading our comments – Lol) x x x

MOLLY – lovely to know that you are still commenting & sincerely hope that you are able to put aside the unkind comments on Facebook – you are a very brave, caring young lady with a very brave & loving family & also an important part of Sue’s caring blog. Even if I do not write it here on the blog daily Molly, there isn’t a day that I forget to offer up prayers & thoughts to you & your family in anticipation that they will find a way to help your granddad – Lauren & Hannah send (((HUGS))) & licks to your grans poorly cat – but shush don’t tell little kitty that they come from doggie 4 paws x x x

ALLY PALLY – to all the lovely lucky ladies going to AP I wish you all pleasant & uneventful journeys. Be kind to your cards & purses – not, & remember that TENA’s are the standard issue for the day & in all your excitement they shouldn’t be forgotten – not directing that at anyone in particular eh Yvonne – Lol. Envious – of course especially if Mr B’s shifts hadn’t been changed I could have been there with you, but as a little girl my Nan once said that I should never be “envious of others good fortunes because every day is a good fortune to be thankful for” & I kinda like to stick to that rule so without further ado I sling envy out of the window & convey to you all to please have a wonderful time this weekend (although you don’t need me to tell you to do that Lol). LYNDA – thank you my friend, I’m also disappointed that I won’t be meeting yourself & other friends at AP but we will meet up, my friend, one day soon, so you go & have a great time. X x x

If I have missed commenting on anyone’s Birthday, Anniversary etc then please accept my apologies & I send you love ‘ n’ (((HUGS))) x x x Have a great weekend Sue & I wish you & CE every success oh & I have voted for you & CE in every place that I could, can’t think of anyone or any company for fabulous products who are more deserving x x x Love ‘n’ (((HUGS))) to you Sue & ALL lovely Wilsonettes Beth B x x x

Linda Norris said...

Wow Sue I love both of these cards equally they are stunning. As the the colour of the mica chips they look green to me and the bow matches perfectly.

Linda xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous elegant cards i think my favourite is the silver one one as i love the die you have used to make the oval frame.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I really love both cards today although the first card is my favourite!
The "aqua" colour in the first card looks more like a soft sage on my screen and I love it.
Oh, how I wish could come to AP and meet up with you and your Wilsonettes, it would be such fun! However, I will be thinking about you all having a great time.
I am looking forward to starting my Christmas cards with my new SW dies but as I don't make them all I don't usually start until the beginning of October.
Have a good weekend everyone!
Lesley S x

ursula said...

Both these cards are just stunning, especially the JOY one, quite unusual...thanks for sharing...luv Ursula xx

dmjones said...

Two lovely card, the second is my favourite. Couldn't decide it I liked the Mica colour, so not much help!!

Doreen x

Val Jones said...

Love both of these Christmas cards Sue. I think the little trees look wonderful and they were in my parcel I received yesterday of your dies. Cant wait to play.
Love Val in Spain x

julie laz said...

sue, how beautiful your cards are,
I could spot a sue Wilson card from a mile away,
Your spoiling us today with 2 cards.
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Paula said...

Lovely cards Sue, no 1 is my favourite though, I don't really go for vintage cards, but it could be made without the vintage colours. :) I still haven't got started with my Christmas cards though!!
Paula x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Two quite different but very lovely cards.
Doreen R

Karen W said...

they are both gorgeous and we love being bombarded!!

Jan on the Fosse said...

Two so different cards today love both.

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Two lovely cards today and I like the way that you have placed JOY on the diagonal. Those EFolders on both cards are so pretty. Both are my favourites for today! Busy packing and cleaning the house ( but why do we women want to leave a clean house and then clean it again on our return?) or is it just me? Hugs xx Pauline A

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
I don't think anyone would ever feel bombarded by any number of your cards - festive or otherwise. We are honoured that you so openly and generously share your creations with us so often.
Both of the cards are so festively fabulous and so different. I love them both and can think of many people who would be over the moon to receive either of those cards.
Only one more sleep. Hoping that I don't wake up tomorrow morning unable to make it. I have done everything possible to ensure I am 'up to it'. In other words I've been lazy and resting appropriately as advised by the experts to try and keep the fatigue at bay. Have to say it doesn't always work but seems to be doing the trick at the moment.
Falling asleep may prove more difficult due to my frenzied elation at the upcoming event of the year - meeting Sue. Sue may have trouble sleeping due to pure fear of the impending doom of being overwhelmed by pure admiration by myself and I am sure many others x
Myra - you are right ELO was the Electric Light Orchestra. It doesn't have another meaning as far as I am aware. I am sure if it has someone will let us know x
Jan - Ally Pally is a big Crafting 'show'. It is held twice a year in April and September in Alexandra Palace North London. Always full of mostly women acting like kids in a sweetshop. I am glad that the banter that is exchanged between Lorraine and myself make you smile. This blog is fantastic isn't it? I so enjoy being a part of it and the pure warmth of the Wilsonette family is such a blessing. Lots of love x
Lorraine/Thelma - you just can't help yourself can you? I was nice to you when I commented yesterday and even pointed this out in case you missed it. However you still couldn't resist having a dig by implying that it is you who is far superior in the art of sarcasm and shameless disregard for diplomacy. I don't mind making a cheesecake but there is a chance that you may end up wearing it as oppose to eating it! By the time I have finished filling Sue in on the finer points of your somewhat questionable character then your hopes of meeting her will become the impossible dream. And of course seeing as I am her favourite she will believe every word I say. Have a nice day x
Norah - hilarious but I do understand the confusion with the Harry situation. It would have thrown me. Lol. Hope you aren't so pooped today x
Molly - unfortunately some people have nothing better to do than be spiteful. Completely ignore whatever this individual has said. They are obviously very unhappy and unpopular to have to concentrate on trying to make someone else miserable. You carry on. I am sure you must know how much you are loved and I think you are an incredibly mature and delightful young lady with a huge heart of gold. Big hugs for you x
Melody - sending you lots of love x
Rebecca - dibs was a game involving five small square clay stones which were thrown into the air a you had to catch them on the back of your hand. Sounds terribly boring I know but in those days we were so much more easily pleased than the youngsters these days. 'I dibs that' is a term used by my boys a lot. It usually is connected to left over takeaway.
Being teachers pet is a huge cross to bear and does, as you so rightly point out have it's downside. I will battle on with this burden courageously.
Can I just point out that if Lorraine(aka Thelma) were attending I think Sue might possibly go awol or at least be in heavy disguise. Lol x
Sandra - looking forward to seeing you although I am a little worried about the reputation that seems to be preceding me. Lorraine seems to have done her best to paint such an unsavoury picture of me that I fear a collective sending me to Coventry. Lol x
Sorry - got to split todays comment in 2 as it won't all fit - far to much to say for my own good x

Yvonne G said...

'P'in Wales - what on earth makes you think I'm going to cause havoc - I think you are mistaking me for some other. Lol x
Cheryl - my heart goes out to you. He sounds like a lovely young man. What a wonderful and appropriate send off. Sending you a warm hug and lots of love x
Beth B - welcome back. Was wondering where you'd gone. I think you might be better off banning Lorraine from commenting. It would be more successful than hoping that she will keep it clean! Lol. Thank you for your concern about my need for Tena - the matter is in hand. Admiration for your ability to 'not be envious'. I struggle with that one when it comes to craft x
Off now to prepare for my adventure tomorrow. Looking forward to meeting all of you lovely Wilsonettes who will be there.
Have a lovely day everyone.
Crafty hugs

IVY Cheong said...

Absolutely mind blowing inspirations again! I love both these cards and my favourite is the 2nd one, off to get the embossing folder :-) love , Ivy xx

Julie Elliott said...

They are beautiful as ever Sue x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Love both cards and realise I don't use my spray glue to its' full advantage! Lol. Have a great time at Ally Pally.


Jayem said...

Oh Sue, this vintage style card is a stunner. Congratulations! I do think this is one I would love to try. If only John's stamps were available here, but I am sure I can substitute.


Jan from NSW (Aus)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Both stunning cards, absolutely fabulous.
Hugs, Rose

Tina Couper-Marland said...

Oh Sue, these are both stunning. Waiting on John's stamps to arrive (on pre-order here in Oz) Can't wait to play after today's inspiration.

Best wishes
Tina from West Ozzie

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Both stunning cards today! Love the aqua mica flakes. In fact love it all!
Anne M xx

Lesley Cann said...

Spoilt for choice again. I really love the second one must have a go. Have a good time at Ally Pally shall not be there bou we have a craft show in Exeter next week and some exhibitors have your products.

PharmacyMichele said...

Two stunning cards today. Am upset at missing Ally Pally -one year I must make the effort to travel to it. Hope it's a brilliant success & everyone has s fantastic crafty time.


sunshinepen said...

Just wonderful cards and such clear instructions. I will just have to get crafting today.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this first card has such an opulent feel to it. The Aqua and Evergreen Bough are not coming through on my screen the card appears to be in lovely shades of silver and white. I really like the layout of this second card. The Contemporary Poinsettia Embossing folder is growing on me and the hint of pink is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! Two gorgeous festive cards Sue! I love both of them. To all who are attending Ally Pally, (thank you Yvonne for clarifying that for me) have a fabulous time!!! Can't wait to hear all about it and I'm so envious that you'll get to spend time with the fabulous Sue Wilson!!! Enjoy!
Have a beautiful day and a beautiful weekend!

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I am more than happy for you to keep bombarding me with your beautiful Christmas cards, I've just find them so inspiring, The two beautiful cards you are showing us today are stunning. I couldn't possibly choose a favourite! Although reading the descriptions I have added items to my ever growing shopping list for Ally Pally tomorrow.
Looking forward to seeing you, sending love and hugs, Brenda XXX

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
the Christmas trees on the first card are beautiful but I do love the second card best.


Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.

I love being bombarded with ur cards as they always look fantastic!! Love these two today.
Hope all the ladies attending ally pally have a fab time and remember to behave ur selves!! Lol can't wait to hear everything over the weekend xx

Jill Liddle said...

Both gorgeous cards.

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Both cards are beautiful and elegant. I really like the colour of the mica but as you say not aqua. The frosty trees are so lovely too. All the best for Ally Pally.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Colleen said...

Both beautiful and stunning cards

Anonymous said...

Your cards are lovely...don't know which is my fav. Jan D., Florida, USA

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
Both these cards are beautiful.
I will have to check how to vote for you.
You are the best designer ever.

Have a great day

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous and very different cards. Love them both.

utilitygirl said...

Tow lovely cards Sue - I especially like the second one, the colours of wonderful.

HeatherBCrafty said...

Beauuuuutiful cards! Always inspiring!


Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
My comment yesterday has disappeared into cyberspace say firstly would like to say it was a beautiful card x todays cards are lovely too x feel free sue to bombard me with as many christmas cards as you wish I love them all x the colour of the flakesis coming across more green than aqua buti absolutely love them so please can you get them in x thankyou once again for your inspiration sue x
Cheryl so so sorry for your loss x sending you a massive hug x
Molly sending you and your family and of course milly a big hug too x
Rebecca glad the broncos won and don't apologise for getting excited we get the the same with football and the rugby kicks off tonight so come on england !!! I will freely admit to being a sue wilson stalker ! You should have seen sues face when I met her last year at ally pally and said in a teenage giggly meeting her idol starstruck voice " my husband enlarged and framed a photo of me and you from the previous show and gave it to me for christmas " ! I'm now awaiting the restraining order ! Hope sue doesn't remember xxx
Beth how I miss your comments when you have a day off xxx
Yvonne don't forget to bring an apple for teacher tomorrow !!! I am really hoping you cause lots of havoc tomorrow then sue will have to employ my accompaning 6ft hubby as a bouncer then she will have to pay him and what better way of payment than armfuls of gorgeous sue wilson dies ! Wow if that's not a cunning plan I don't know what is xxx seriously I really really hope you are well enough to go tomorrow and maybe bumping into any of the lovely wilsonettes x I will be the one wearing a bib to stop me drooling over sue and the lovely samples x
Lorraine so sorry you can't come hopefully next time xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
You've done it again, made it so hard to choose! They are both so beautiful but I do love the colour of the first one - isn't it different. I hope it's at Ally Pally tomorrow so I can see it in real life! I'm getting quite excited as I haven't been to this show for years!
Take care
Love Diane G xxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Both different to each other and both so beautiful Sue. As it's only 97 days to Christmas I had better crack on with my cards too.

gailgale said...

These are gorgeous!!!! How can you go from wonderful to out of this world!!!
You are so gifted!!! I wish I had the talent and gifts that are in your baby finger!!!
I just don't see it in my head. I can copy yours and add my own little things here and there, but I can never start from scratch. Thank You, Thank You, for all your inspiration and help.
To create such beautiful creations....I am at Ah!!! and so grateful for you sharing with us so I can create them too. Because I know I could never create these without your inspiration and guidance. You are truly blessed. And we are all truly blessed for sharing all your lovely creations with us so we can make them too.
These two Christmas cards are my absolute favorites of all you have done!!!
I have to say again they are exquisite!!!!
Thank you,
Thank you, Sue

gailgale said...

I forgot to ask....Please, Please give us tutorials on both these wonderful cards!!!!

I must be able make them, and I know I will need step by step!!!

Thank you, Thank you, again.


Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both of these cards are extremely beautiful, but the second post edges it for me. Love the coolness of the card and the dies in particular- some of my first purchases from the range.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wowwwww elegant and gorgeous christmas cards Sue, love the second one
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

I love both cards. I am into vintage projects at the moment and I really like the second card.

Crofty hugs
Joan from Newcastle

Anonymous said...

Meant crafty hugs (lol)

patwyn said...

Hi Sue

Both cards are lovely and I can't choose a favourite. I would love to receive either of them.

To all going to Ally Pally - have a great day and buy lots of goodies!

Pat xxx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful cards & love them, both very different but equally lovely, the 1st one is my favourite though.

Stunning as always

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

CraftyJo said...

Oh, keep on bombarding! We can take it when they're so lovely. ;)

Jayne S said...

Yes keep the Christmas cards coming, i need inspiration. Two stunning cards today.

Dawn Holben said...

I coulsd look at Christmas cards all day every day so please keep them coming.
Both of these cards are gorgeous, if I had to pick one it would be difficult but I think the first one would win.
And I do love the colour of the mica flakes.
I have not tried them yet but they are definitely on my list.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful Christmas cards!! Love the 'JOY' die cut! It's gorgeous! I love your die cuts!
Moxie Craftie

DeeDee7770 said...

Hi Sue. It's a beautiful fall day. I love the fall colours and the smells of fall at the markets. I love both of these cards! Yesterday I went on a road trip with a friend to the Grand Opening of the new Ecstacy store in Shannonville, Ontario Canada. It is a six hour return drive. I have never seen that many of your dies and stamps and cards on display. It was a wonderful day out with my friend and you were with us in spirit. Have a wonderful day. Your Canadian friend.

barbara macaskill said...

These are both so pretty!! I can usually chose a favorite but not today!! LOVELOVELOVE them both! Hope you have a fantabulous weekend!!

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Two very gorgeous cards on show today. I also
like Christmas cards so I don't mind seeing more
and more.
So looking forward to tomorrow to meet all my
favourite crafter's again and lots and lots of
Wilsonette's and friends, old and new !

Molly- do not listen to silly people who can not comment without
hurting others. I/ We love hearing from you and you are a strong,
mature little girl who love crafting so do stay.
Hugs to you and the family xx

Good to see you back Beth and Happy birthday to Lauren !

Having a real lazy day so I hopefully can move around tomorrow
or I will be sitting at the tables drinking coffee all day,
no need for the cake Yvonne but an apple maybe......

To all Wilsonette's and my friends, have a nice evening
hugs Maria

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Two gorgeous cards today, both beautiful in their own would be really difficult for me to choose a favourite.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Molly said...

Hello sue an everyone. The cards are both very pretty but I really like the 1 with joy on it. Nan said we can cut it in green an gold an put little red glue dots on it to make it look like berrys thank you Molly oxoxox

Not been able to see nan yet but mum said the lady on Facebook shouldn't be sending me messages about me doing this blog because it's nothing to do with her and that she is going to talk to nan to make sure it's still ok with sue. I hope it Is ok an thy the lady is wrong. I don't care if I ever win anything because if I really wanted something my nan would buy it for me. So I don't care if my name is not put in for the draw I just want to be able to see the cards an the blog an right about sues cards.mum said the lady on Facebook is sad an is not really talking for the ladies on this blog like she said she was.

Thank you everyone that have said to keep on with the blog an thank you all for sending granddad kind wishes. Thank you everyone Molly oxoxox

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm a bit late today as have been rushing about as well as chatting to friends it has to be admitted!
No need to apologise for showing Christmas cards! The more the merrier!
Your not quite Aqua flakes could end up being a happy accident! A lot of my cards are like that! Lol.
The second card is my favourite today I think but I love the sentiment on the first one . Two beautiful cards. Thank you!
Well, I've read a lot of the comments and been highly entertained! My thoughts are with Sue tomorrow when certain people who shall be nameless arrive at Ally Pally! How I'd love to be a fly on the wall!
Going off to think of a funny story!
Safe travel to everyone tomorrow. Take care and have a really good time - don't spend too much money - remember it will soon be Christmas!!
Love to all,
Myra xxx

Jean Bullock said...

I love these cards. If I had them I would frame them and hang them as Christmas Decor. Beautifully done. Pinned both.

Txcowgirl said...

It's another very hot, humid day in east Texas. So looking forward to cooler weather, maybe next week. These cards are both a welcome sight, making me anticipate summer won't last forever. I especially love the technique you shared on doing the trees. Also, the JOY die is so much larger than I had thought. Just may have to have this one, too.

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue, just love the Christmas double days, you can post as many Christmas cards as you want as I need the inspiration! Love both of these cards but I think the second one will just stand out from all others received! Enjoy Ally Pally but don't work too hard!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the intricate details!

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue,
Too many Christmas cards! Neverl lol. Not sure where my comments have gone over the past couple of days, obviously floating around in cyberspace. Love the first card, the colour is not Aqua in my book either but nice nonetheless.
Hope everyone has a great time at Ally Pally. Wish I was going but the Debit card is breathing a huge sigh of relief!!!!!
CaroleB xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two brilliant cards and I am going to have a go at the first one tomorrow. Love the colour of the mica flakes, it certainly isn't aqua but is a perfect match for the Evergreen Bough. You can post as many Christmas cards as you like, I save them all in a folder as I badly need all the inspiration I can get.
I hope you and all the CE team have a successful time at Ally Pally and the wild, wacky and wanton Wilsonettes manage to control themselves so that they don't get thrown out by security :D


Linda28 said...

Sue love both cards, they are stunning. Hope that you, all the creative expressions designers and team and not forgetting the Wilsonettes have a great time at Ally Pally. Hugs to all, Linda.

Anonymous said...

Stunning cards Sue, i always learn so much from you, your a great inspiration to all of us, i hope you have a great Weekend at Ally pally :-) xxx from Lianne Morrison

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful Christmas cards. No your not bombarding us with Christmas cards keep them coming .Looking forward to seeing your Northern Lights card which is truly stunning. I have received everything- bought from your shows- that i needed to make this card and will have a go over the weekend
Take care Sue
Hazel G XX

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Two beautiful Christmas cards today, I love both of them.

Hope to get to meet you tomorrow and hopefully meet my other fellow CE DT colleagues.

Big Hugs

Tina XX

Brooke Bont said...

theses are beautiful cards Christmas here we go.

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oooooo what a two-fer! Both are gorgeous in their own right x I love the green...would it be a Fern Green or a Forest Green? Whatever green it is, it's lovely! I love the second one too. So traditional in the green, red and gold. Two stunning cards and please don't stop! The more Christmas cards and inspiration the better! Lol! xx "Thank you Sue" x Sending love and hugs to you, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs too to our Wilsonettes in need xx Have a fantastic weekend at Ally Pally! Have a great one too all the Wilsonettes who are going tomorrow. It really is a fantastic place! xx Love Karen xx

Karen Drew said...

Love Fridays!!!! Two stunning cards

Karen xx

Susan White said...

Love the stamp and colours that you have used on the second card Sue - Thanks, Susan x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Both of these are lovely.
Beverley W

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two beauties

NancyR said...

In the middle of making my Christmas cards, so this is very timely for me. Beautiful cards with great ideas.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, both of these cards are stunning! I love the colour of the mica flakes, they just need a different colour name. Definitely not aqua, lol. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

SusanP, Kent said...

Both of these are beauties - slightly favour the second though. Have a great weekend
at Ally Pally.

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards, I'm having trouble with my broadband so it's very hit or miss with my posts. Lol
Zena xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Sue this is a quick one as I'm on my last legs of battery but it was just to say I LOVE both of today's cards and there is no way I could make one favourite over the other. I hope that you are enjoying the AP and meeting all your fans who to them you are their shining star. Have a great time
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil )

liz spooner said...

These cards are both so beautiful Sue, I have the swirly stars embossing folder and it is my favourite.xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and the beautiful Wilsonettes,

My favourite day of the week at the moment is our twofer Fridays, I simply cannot get enough of your Christmas designs Sue, I need all the inspiration I can get and without your kind help my cards would pale in comparison. I don't normally have favourites but today card one just edges it for me- I am loving the cool, frosty, wintery tones this year as opposed to the more traditional golds and green so the first one really caters to my preference. I would love to see the mica flakes in action in one of your videos too if atall possible. Thankyou for continuing to spoil us even when you are so clearly snowed under. I do hope that you have managed to recharge your batteries in time for tomorrow and that you have a fantastic time bathed in the adulation of your adoring Wilsonettes- please take some pictures so that those of us who can't make it can get a sense of the occasionxxx
To Yvonne,Sandra and her posse, Theresa, Maria and all of my dear friends from this wonderful blog who are fortunate enough to be attending tomorrow, hope you have a fantastic time , spend loads of cash, and best of all get to meet our very special lady , Sue.
I plan to use my sadness tinged with envy as a motivator to get me to the next show in April because I am desperate to meet you all....and the restraining order against me will have expired so I can then go within touching distance of lovely Sue:-)
Yes Rebecca, I fear that Sue may not welcome the unhealthy level of adulation from some quarters, my own esteem for her falls within respectable levels I feel but others may not show a similar restraint...naming no names of course!...I just hope that Sue has come equipped with pepper spray and a taser gun in case things get out of hand:-) I too used to watch American Football back in the day when I was in my teens, I supported the Dolphins and Dan Marino and my best friend loved the Chicago Bears. It's been a long time since I watched it though, it's not as popular on the tv here as it was in the late eighties.
Beth, glad to see your okay my friend, miss you when your AWOL- glad to hear that Lauren enjoyed her birthday, what did you get her? I think we'll need to offer each other emotional support tomorrow in response to our unfortunate absence from the festivities- maybe you will be able to go in April too and we could meet up?
Cheryl, my deepest condolences for the loss of Joe, it must have been a terrible shock to you and your loved ones, but what a fitting send off, I'm sure he would have approvedxxxx
Dearest Molly, I am angered that somebody has tried to spoil your involvement with Sues blog. You are a valued member of our community and we look forward to your posts so please pay no attention to the spiteful comments of someone whose sole purpose in life is to spread misery, they are sad and pathetic and don't deserve a minute more of your time so please don't take it to heart.I'm so sorry to hear about Millie, I am too am 'owned' by cats and they are the most wonderful companions, I do hope that the vet can help Millie because it would mean so much to your family.
Melody, my heart goes out to you, you have so much to contend with at the moment, my prayers are with you, Frances and little Millie, big hugsxxxx
Well 'Louise', I hope that you are fully rested for tomorrow and ready to meet our great leader. I am sure that you will behave with the upmost dignity and decorum as is becoming of the teachers pet. I get the feeling that I am in your bad books but I implore you not to abuse your position as top girl to sully my reputation before I am given the opportunity to do so myself in April. Have a wonderful time and I look forward to hearing all about it when you've recovered...or released on bail, whichever happens first:-)xxxx
See you tomorrow girls!xxx

Crafty hugs,


Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are stunning,the silent night card is my choice of the two.
Hope all that are attending Ally Pally have a marvellous weekend.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I am a bit unwell still but I am determined to come to Alley Palley tomorrow. Your Christmas cards are beautiful Sue !! I really love them both and I could not choose a favourite. I love the beautiful Frosty mini background, I think it is very pretty. Great colour combo and the trees look fab !!
Thank you for sharing this beautiful elegant card today x x x
I love your Christmas card with your "Joy" die on. It is so lovely and Christmassy. John's background stamp looks fab and I love how you have made the card sort of shabby chic style. Lovely colours to but I personally I prefer more Traditional colours. I really love your "Joy" die. I think it is very classy and elegant. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card today x x x
I am hoping to meet you tomorrow Sue. I am very excited. Take care, lots of love from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone today from Tres x x x

Theresa Pace said...

both great cards. i like that colour of mica flakes. very interesting. the stamp on 2nd one is fab. see you tomorrow at ally pally, hugs xx

Saba said...

Hi Sue
As far as I am concerned you can bombard us all you like. Both of today's offering are fabulous and I need all the inspiration I can get.
Good luck Tomorrow, try and take a few breaks.

To all who are lucky enough to be going to Ally Pally I wish you good fun, enjoy your day out. It will be fabulous. I am soooooo jealous.

Love and hugs for all

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love them both.

Shirley T.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & friends
Sorry late I have been out all day. Loveing all the Cristmas cards keep them coming I say.
Both Todays cards are gorgeous I love them both the first with the not quite aqua colour is so pretty I think CE should produce this colour.
The second card is also gorgeous
Love Lynda Brock xx

Love to all my friends hope to see you all at AP tomorrow love Lynda

Hug's Molly & Family xxx


Always Learning said...

Really love these cards, very creative. Karen x

melody said...

Hi Sue, 2 beautiful cards today the 2nd one with the joy die is lovely but must admit I love the 1st one with your tree die.mhave. Great weekend Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Thank you ladies for your support to Molly, some woman on Facebook as sent her a message to say she should not be posting on here because it's not a place for kids, an told her that a lot of the ladies from this blog have said kids shouldn't be leaving comments taking the chance of one of them winning give always, now as much as Molly would love to win something like everyone else would, she already as a card from sue which her dad framed for her which she as on her bedroom wall, she does her little post because of her love of crafting an sue. She as been so upset by what I been hearing from her mum an as said if it's because she might ever win something could I tell sue to not put her name in to be picked so that she can still be part of the blog.

It saddens me to think that grown women would say such things to a little girl who as a heart as big as a small country. I am telling her to do her posts as an when she wants unless sue says otherwise. Again thank all of you that have tried to put her mind at rest.

And thank each an everyone of you that keep sending you best wishes to myself an Francis an now my dear little milly. She will have an operation next Thursday an hopefully she be wouldn't believe what a little cat could mean to me right now. Take care Melody xxxXxx
To everyone going to ally pally have a great weekend xXx

Eunice said...

Both of the cards you have created are fabulous!!!!!! Bombard away please!!!!

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, I really can't pick a favourite so will have to say thumbs up to both of them, love them.
Di B x.

Sandy H said...

Two lovely cards. I really like the double days on Fridays.

Hope everyone has a great time at Ally Pally.

Haven't been able to keep up with reading the comments very well this week. Melody. I've just seen your comment above and can't understand how anyone can have been so mean-minded and nasty to say such hurtful things to Molly. Personally I love to read what she has to say and I'd love to see her name on the winners list. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care everyone.

Angela Wade said...

Two lovely cards, Sue.

Enjoy Ally Pally, everyone who's going.

Sending you all sunshine and hugs,

Angela in an extremely hot and sunny Dubai Xx

Angela Wade said...

Melody, my very Best Wishes to you and your little cat, Milly. I hope all goes well with her operation.
Best Wishes to Molly too. I'm sure our Sue welcomes comments from anyone, irrespective of their age !!!
And I know she would never omit anyone from the chance of winning any of her generous giveaways !!!

Hugs, Angela in Dubai x

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue as always love them both xx hazel

gailgale said...

These are gorgeous!!!! How can you go from wonderful to out of this world!!!
You are so gifted!!! I wish I had the talent and gifts that are in your baby finger!!!
I just don't see it in my head. I can copy yours and add my own little things here and there, but I can never start from scratch. Thank You, Thank You, for all your inspiration and help. 
To create such beautiful creations....I am at Ah!!! and so grateful for you sharing with us so I can create them too. Because I know I could never create these without your inspiration and guidance. You are truly blessed. And we are all truly blessed for sharing all your lovely creations with us so we can make them too.
These two Christmas cards are my absolute favorites of all you have done!!!
I have to say again they are exquisite!!!! 
Thank you,
Thank you, Sue

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
I can't believe that I didn't leave a post about these cards yesterday. They are both works of art and completely beautiful.
Enjoy AP.
lOVE Maureen xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your cards are so beautiful. The first one reminds my senses of the fresh cut pine smell of the evergreen trees! I like the colors, too. The poinsettia card is lovely with the pink and gold. Pink is one of my favorite colors of poinsettias to use in my home during Christmas. Thank you for sharing.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two Gorgeous Cards Sue!

They are both lovely but the first one is my favourite.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

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