Friday, 16 October 2015

Christmas Double Day

 Hello my crafty friends!  The weeks are counting down and Christmas will be here before we know it!  The first card showcased is a reverse letterpress technique.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and cut four Snowflake borders and glued them across the card.  Next I
used the Deboss Snowflake outer die to cut an aperture in the centre of the card through the borders.  I selected French Navy card and cut the Deboss Snowflake die using the outer and deboss die with the centre cutting die as well.  Once cut, I rubbed a Snow Cap Adirondack Pigment pad over the top which lightened the blue card, leaving the debossed snowflakes the original blue for a reverse letterpress effect.  I cut the inside die in the set in white for a bit of extra detail.  I reinserted the die back into the aperture opening with the white centre inside of it.  I stamped my sentiment on to vellum and cut it out with the Pierced Flags die set.  I attached it over the centre die giving it a bit of movement upwards in the middle.  I used the Filigree Poinsettia die and cut a flower to seat at the end of the tag.  I added some white tulle, blue Bakers twine and some Holly sprays around the flower as embellishments.  I finished the card with some decorative pearls and a pierced white mat, a thin blue mat and another white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.








 Card number two was the result of a mini demo done during my Christmas shows on Hochanda recently.  I demonstrated my Fire and Ice technique, then later put the card together as it was just too pretty to waste!  I cut the Joy To The World mini background in black card.  Next I covered the entire front of it with a sticky adhesive sheet, then turned it over.  From the back, I rubbed Summer Meadow gilding flakes into all the exposed areas (essentially what would have been the fall away bits).  Next, I removed the other backing sheet, exposing the adhesive on the front and coated it with Iced Snow.  I trimmed the edges and mounted it on a white pierced mat and another solid white mat.  I added a few Classic poinsettias that were cut from vellum as accents to opposite corners.  The finished dimensions are
5 3/4" x  7" in size.  I hope one of these will inspire you to get your cards made early!

Julia has shows on Hochanda at 10am, 1pm and 5pm today.  She will be certainly have some great demos for you.  Don't forget to tune in!   All for now, Sue x






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174 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful cards Sue. Both lovely but No 1 is my favourite
Melody and family, also Tracey and All who are not well, you are all in my thoughts and hugs to you all.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards again I think number one is taking the lead for me.
Nancyd xx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous cards today Sue and if I had to pick a favourite it would be number one. Have a great day, hugs xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love the twofer Fridays, both great cards but I too find number one just right.
Enjoy your Friday
Muriel x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two absolutely stunning cards, number 1 just pips it for me & both have my poinsettias that I love what else could I ask for. Yvonne xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Two lovely cards thank you.
I shall have to record Julia today.
Take care Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue.
Number one is my absolute favourite out of the two, must get round to using my snowflake border corner and tag soon..
Have a great day.
xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue.
Number one is my absolute favourite out of the two, must get round to using my snowflake border corner and tag soon..
Have a great day.
xx

tracy w said...

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

auscrafts said...

2 lovely cards Sue ,so far I'm resising buying the Filigree Poinsettia die but I'm begining to weaken

Jan on the Fosse said...


Good Morning sue
Two lovely cards No.1 works best for me.
Enjoy your day.
Jan

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

I love both cards equally. At first glance the blue centre looks recessed into the card. As I have done this year's cards I am collecting ideas for next year.

Love
Roz.x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards I have poinsettia dies and the snowflake border so the first one could be possible with my twist on it
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

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Heather Rogers said...

Morning Sue

I love your card and colour choice for number one it gives a feeling of cold, crisp Christmassy weather. Beautiful.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. I love seeing all your different Christmas cards, they are great inspiration. Card no.1 just edges it for me today, although the use of the fire and ice technique with the "Joy to the World" background is lovely. Sue XXX

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, all your Christmas cards are an inspiration, and every week I think, oh I'll do mine something like that, then you come up with something different. I love both these cards, but the first is really my favourite, the dark blue is just perfect with the white. Have a great day. Bx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I love it!!! Blue and white my
favourite colour for Christmas cards!!!
I like both cards in their own way :)
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the blue and white but also love the fire and ice. So !ove them both!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards but my favourite is no. 1. I love the blue card and the sparkly poinsettia. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards today - especially the first one.
I like the way you use your dies in different ways
Pat x

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue two beautiful cards I like them both very much so I don't know what one I like the best
Kathy x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful cards today, number one is my favourite.

TDQ Karen said...

Just beautiful, I think I favour number one

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue, but i love the first one more think its the white on white that does it xx hazel

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Two stunning and very classy looking cards, gorgeous! X

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards today Sue, hard to choose which one I like the best but I think it's the first one. just love the snowflake edge die.

Have a lovely day
Maggie

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's cards are both gorgeous. I just love your dies I have been very bad and just ordered some more including the angel. I can't wait for them to arrive. I am looking forward to Julia's shows today. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, 2 lovely cards today, I prefer the first one simply because it is my type of card, and I remember you showing us the ice and snow technique on Hochanda, you made it look so easy, am going to have a got at it.

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

PharmacyMichele said...

Two great Christmas cards, my favourite is the first one as I just love blue & white together.

Michele

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Wonderful cards Sue
Luv Rach :)

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
A double delight!!
The first one is definitely star of the show, so crisp and fresh.
The sentiment gets lost in the second one!
:-)
Lorna D

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards again , i just love number one , but to be honest my old laptop does not show up number two very clearly .
Have a lovely weekend.
Elaine H X

Debra Kenworthy said...

Great Christmas cards! The second one is definitely my favourite with the white and lovely blue colour. I find the second one a bit dark for me but that's just my personal choice. Debra x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Both of these would look stunning on my mantelpiece but if I had to choose a favourite it would be the first blue and white one - just love the whole thing...

Izzy

Rosemarie said...


Morning Sue, Two amazing cards that I would love to receive at Christmas. I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue two more lovely cards this morning what a treat. THe first one is my favourite but I just adore Joy to the world.So I can't make up my mind. Gloria(Sidcup) xx ps will be watching Julia today.

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful cards Sue , the first one is my favourite!
XxxRuth

carol edwards said...

Both beautiful cards Sue showing something different in each one x

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

My favourite would have to be the white snowflake one. So beautiful.

Busy day today, so for all those that are in need of comfort, I send you warm fuzzy hugs and hope your day will improve.

Love & hugs
Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two great cards again today, both beautiful but I like what you have done with the snowflake die on the first one and also white on white is one of my favourites. The second is just as stunning and I'm liking the use of vellum more and more. Looking forward to watching Julia today - Hochanda is a spoiling us!! Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards today. I would love to receive either but no.1 is my choice today. Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards today. I would love to receive either but no.1 is my choice today. Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards today. I would love to receive either but no.1 is my choice today. Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heather.x

dmjones said...



Two lovely cards; is the Joy to the World my favourite or the first??? Can't decide!!!!!



Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Love twofer days, Sue, both nice cards but number one is the favourite - crisp and clean and clever techniques, bootiful!
Really need to make a start on Ccards but have to go for the big tidy up first, can't put it off much longer.
Will try to catch Julia on H today.
Melody and Francis, Tracy, Wheely, Dawn, Jule Laz - big hugs.

'P' in Wales

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, 2 beautiful cards and no. 1 is my favourite. Looking at yesterday's card and no. 2, they are the same and yet very different!
B xx

Chris Curry said...

Two lovely cards Sue. I remember watching your demo of the second card and was very impressed, but if I had to choose a favourite it would be the first card. The colours of the second card are definitely my favourite Christmas colours but I love what you have done with the dies on the first one, very effective. Thank you.Xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous cards - I love them both, but I think the first just tops it for me ;-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Jane Franklin said...

Two beautiful cards but I think the blue and white has the edge. Have all the bits so must get to it, not long to the xmas fair now. Luv and best wishes to all jxxx

carol quinn said...

Both cards are lovely, the first one is my favourite though!
Carol

Anne said...

Two beautiful cards, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

SueJ said...

Two really striking Christmas cards, can't choose between either one.

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, it's very difficult to choose a favourite but the blue one is just appealing to me a little bit more.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two fabulous cards this morning wouldn't be able to choose a favourite because I love them both. Looking forward to Julia's shows today.
Hugs x
Heather T

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what great cards and the dies you have used are beautiful
And the designs are wonderful
Debs A xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two fabulous cards, the intricacy of the first one and the techniques of the second one, they are both stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

gwen70 said...

Two wonderful cards Sue, the first one has the edge for me, you are one talented lady

Sylvia Yates said...

Morning Sue. Love these two cards but must confess the first one is my favourite. I can't resist the combination of the blue with the snow white. Hope you all enjoy your day. Hugs sylvia xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely cards Sue.
Rosemary xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue two lovely cards but the elegance of the blue and white really appeals to me love from Jackie xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Love both of these so different from each other. Prefer the first one looks so delicate and lacy.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards and can not choose which I prefer ,as I love them both.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two wonderful cards, I think No 1 for me even though I adore gilding flakes. Will be watching Julia. It's great to see so many demos on Hochanda.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful cards Sue love all the stages you've created didn't have much luck with your pva glue background it went streaky so used glitter instead and it's turned out brilliant. Hugs Shirleyxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Both cards are beautiful but the first one does it for me. love Jean Z xxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty crew.

Loving today's cards although I'm pulling more towards the first one. So far I've been off work as u know and not once have I got near my craft room. I don't know if it's because I feel I need to get the house all tidy in case visitors start arriving that wouldn't normally.
Or because I just can't seem to get into the mood cause minds goin a hundred miles an hour.
Anyway I have been naughty along with my friend the Internet an did purchase a few more dies and goodies before my wages go to the basic pay whilst I'm off.
Thought postie would deliver after hubby had gone but oh no right on bloomin queue he came early for once lol u can imagine the look I got.
But I put on my sad face an said but I've got the cold and I'm ill cough cough lol seemed to work lol xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
I think I love the first one best, and thank you for the tutorial, I'm sure its easier than it looks ! lol
Thank you for the wishes for me yesterday ...I didn't pop my ears but sounded like a Fog Horn on one blow..... made Stuart (Dr) laugh! now I know why I can't sing anymore, its to do with the tightening of the lungs when they are crap like mine ! O'Dear!
So pleased thats over for another year anyway!
Anna Griffin on QVC for the 'last time' today I will miss seeing her in the UK!
Take care
Love Marg

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
CARD TWO, HAS THE CHRISTMAS FACTOR FOR ME. GREAT JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Tressa said...

Two two beautiful cards. I especially like the first one, the dark blue and white are perfect together.

Teresa

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Two lovely cards again, love them both. xx

Arwen Perry said...

HI SUE I'M BACK!!!! I LOVE BOTH OF THESE CARDS AND CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THEM. I THINK THOUGH THAT I WILL HAVE TO HAVE JUST A LITTLE PATIENCE AS I HAVE A VIP VISITOR THIS WEEKEND WHO WILL NOT DOUBT DEMAND ALL OF MY TIME!
I'VE REALLY MISSED MAKING COMMENTS ON THE BLOG FOR QUITE A WHILE BUT I'M BACK NOW TO BOTHER YOU EVERY DAY.
HUG, ARWEN

granny sue said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty cards, I especially like the first one. Recorder all set for Julia today. SueL x

Scottydog said...

Well what a contrast these two cards make! The first is more calming & feminine, while to me the second is more solid & manly! So like them both in their own way. Thank you Sue, such a treat having two cards on Fridays - the highlight of the week!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love them both. I shall definitely make the second one as you gave me your demo sample of it at Ally Pally. The vellum poinsettias go so well it.
Thank you for your inspiration.
Veronique L

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards today, don't you love twofer Friday! Love both but think the first one has the edge. Oh dear the snowflake boarder fell my way yesterday, hope postie comes when hubby is out (Tracey I loved your tearful try - how could your husband resist you , if you can craft it will make the time pass quickly biut I know what you mean!. Xxxxx) thank you Sue for showing such beauties to us.
Love and hugs to you and your mum, hope she is doing well.
Diane G xxxx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
two great and elegant christmas cards...
Ususally every card with gilding wax is my favourite but this time your first card is because I love how this dark blue and white fit so well together...
Rolf xxx

pinky said...

Absolutely stunning cards Sue!

Brenda Lello said...


Hello Sue,
Two very different cards you're showing yesterday, both equally stunning.
If I had to make a choice I would say card one - BUT oh dear! Choices, choices,….. choices!

Thank you for sharing, love Brenda XXX

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Oh you are spoiling us I adore the 1st card which is mv the second is equally beautiful oh I just cannot pick lol..

Hugs to all who need one
Sarah n xxxx

ellyscard creatief said...

beautiful cards Sue. Nr 1 is my favorit.

sunshinepen said...

Morning from a rather cold Devon

Thanks for your cards and new ideas.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards for us today
The first one is my favourite, although it sounds quite complicated.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Paula said...

Both beautiful cards and oh, so different! At first glance I wasn't so taken with the second card but after looking at it for a while I've really taken to it. :) So I would be unable to decide which I like best, although I do love white cards.
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! gGorgeous cards Sue and can honestly say the 1st is my favourite! I love the beautiful blue against the white AND the gorgeous Snowflake border (yes please!) dies. Utterly stunning and wow! x "Thank you Sue" Sending love and hugs to you, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need of some too xx Love Karen xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
What Truly Tremendous Cards, I Love Both Cards
I Must Say I Love The First Card, It's Just So Very Pretty
The Second Is Just As Stunning Using Your Awesome Fire
And Ice Technique Sadly I Didn't See This On Hochanda When
You Were On As I Was On Holiday, I Really Love How You
Heat Emboss On Vellum It Always Appears So Extremely Rich
And Very Opulent, I Love Friday's With Double Christmas Cards
I've Got So Many To Make I've Got To Work Hard To Get Them
All Done!!
It's Been A Really Busy Week With Hospital Appointments Twice
And Then The Dentist!!!!
I've Finally Got My Hospital Appointment Which Is On Monday 💉💉💉
So I've Had All The Pre Op Question's The One Thing They Are
Really Bothered About Was My Blood Platelets (I Don't Understand What They Are)
Mine Are "Very Low" But Hey Ho I've Waited Long Enough
Sue My Dear Friend Take Care Thank You So Much For Sharing
Your Stunning Outstanding Cards And Your Tremendous Tips And Techniques
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Of Course Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself Sue
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hug To Lancashire Steph
Carry On Crafting All ✂️✂️✂️

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Love the first card, I'm not keen on gilding flakes so second one is good but not my taste.
Sorry I've not made any comments of late but have been poorly and not up to using computers/iPad lately.
Hope you are well!
Zena xx

Love2papercraft said...

they don't call it retail therapy for nothing! When I'm quite stressed or my depression is especially bad, I can't seem to settle in and craft either - even tho it's something I enjoy doing. Sometimes a date with the Internet and a little shopping takes my mind off things for a short while-as long as I don't spend so much I create more stress lol! I completely understand the frustration of the postman delivering at inopportune times! If it was just a boring delivery of vitamins or household essentials, it gets delivered after my husband has gone to work and while I'm trying to sleep or get ready for work. But, if it's crafting goodies, he always makes the delivery after I leave for work, so hubby is the one to find it! Arghh, do u think it's s conspiracy? Lol. But seriously, when my mind is going in a thousand places (none of them useful or good places), I find the only thing that helps is if I can escape into books or good movies. Something that draws me in so thoroughly that I'm focused on it instead of my issues. It's escapism in the best sense - as worry has no value (yet is so hard to avoid if mind is not otherwise focused). I hope that makes sense. I might just be sleep blogging at this point! Hugs from Rebecca in Colorado

Anonymous said...

Both gorgeous but number 1 is my favourite. It must be a co incidence because I cut 4 snowflake borders yesterday to make your other card where you mitred them but it looked too difficult so I left them whole now I know what to do what them thanks sue for all your inspiration xx love yvonne bennett xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I like both these cards, although the first one is my favourite.
I will be giving both of these cards a try and I can only hope that they will look as good as yours.
Regards,
Evis M.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. Not sure I can pick a favourite, maybe the first one.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
While I love your fire and ice technique it's card one for me with the beautiful snowflake borders and reverse letterpressing.

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue thank you once again for two more lovely cards. I like both of them but if I am honest number one appeals to me more.
love Hilary

Love2papercraft said...

Lovely Sue & WW,
Double Friday=double wow for card #1 and then triple wow for card #2! Once again, not enuf time or brain power to absorb directions, but I'll be coming back to these for sure! So pretty!!!
Ladies, for some reason I thought it would be easier or better to go back in a couple previous days' posts and make a few direct replies there - than to try and catch up on this post. But that means, if u r even interested, you would have to go back and read. Laine, I know something you said about Brodie sparked a post that I think I put on tail end (no pun intended) of Wednesday's post. I think there r some direct replies to Teresa, Wheely, Tracy & "P" in Wales on that day as well - or maybe they were on Thursday.? Oh my, I am a sleep deprived mess (I promise i'm not in drugs)! I better sign off before it gets even worse! Xxx Rebecca in Colorado

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love both cards they are beautiful I remember your fire and ice on hochanda thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxxxxxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Thanks Rebecca. Think I'll give watching a film ago with a massive bowl of popcorn. I hear Harry Potter calling my name. I just love watching them. Books not really my thing thanks for the tips tho!! Xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi Sam.
Hope ur op goes well. I know what u mean about all those questions on the sheets for ur pre op they are a bit confusing. I pretty much ticked no for Al but one as half of them I didn't know either I kept looking at hubby an he's laughing and repeating the word nope nope lol
As for platelets I think those are the things that make the red blood cells or is it the White? Can't remember but they keep u goin!! That's what matters lol.
Get well soon chick! X

ursula said...

Two amazing cards, but No.1 really does it for me, it is so eye catching...always love your techniques Sue....many thanks...luv Ursula xx

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! Wow, two really gorgeous Christmas cards, Sue!!! The first is so soft and serene and the second is full of bling. How do you keep coming up with new ideas...you're amazing!
Laine and Wheely Bad, I went back to look at the rest of yesterday's comments and the two of you had me practically spitting out my morning coffee giggling about the antics of Brodie and Billy. I can just picture Brodie sticking to everything with his gluey
paws and Billy going for his walk all covered in glitter....too too funny! Thank for the laugh. 😄
Rebecca, it's good to see you posting again...I had missed your wonderful sense of humor.
Have a beautiful day everyone!

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Late clocking in today! Been planting winter pansies!
Great cards - I love them both although I think the blue one is my favourite.
ave a great weekend everyone and stay safe out there.
Anne M xx

Theresa Pace said...

both of these cards are great but the blue and white one is just awesome. what a fab combo ( one i like to use a lot). and that reverse letterpress technique is just the icing on the cake or the snow on the christmas card..... hugs xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Two more lovely Christmas cards. Still deciding which I like best.

Love Helen x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards but the first one is by far and away the winner for me. I think I will be busy trying this at the week-end. Julia is all set to record today and I am looking forward to indulging this evening.
Frances

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful cards, love the designs and colour choice

Vie
x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, both of them :)

Marianna Hammer said...

Beautiful cards.

KarinsArtScrap said...

the card on top is elegant and gorgeous the second one is very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies,
Both of these are gorgeous Sue, please add me to your Christmas card list!!! lol
Ladies, love and hugs to those in pain in mind or body, having treatment, waiting for treatment or are carers.
Maureen xxx

Tracy Welham said...

Such beautiful colours! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
Both cards are stunning for different reasons. The first card is just so classic and elegant in every way, I think I love it:). The second card really shows just what different effects can be achieved by playing around with sticky sheets and sparkles. Beautiful cards.
Bejay x

terrie said...

The blue is so striking against the white....
the tan card with the sparkles is also beautiful..
Both card turned out fantastic.....tfs
Well done Sue

Jean said...

So beautiful!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Card number one is lovely, the Snowflake border die is one of my favourites. The hint of Navy is really different. I remember the demo for card number two and agree it was far to pretty to waste.What a difference a change of colour makes? you would not think this and yesterdays Card are very similar. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

craftynanna jo said...

Hi Sue, what gorgeous cards for us today the blue and white is my favourite, I would never think of doing a blue and white for a Christmas card, my colours this year are red and white, gold and white and silver and white so why not a blue and white.
Huge hugs to Melody, Francis and Molly also Tracy, Sam and anyone else who is feeling down.
I don't know what is up with me today all i want is to lie down and sleep we had our flu jabs so it may be that,
Watched Julie on Hochanda this morning and have set up to record just in case i am snoring my head of.
Thank you for sharing Sue, you inspiration is wonderful and i wouldn't be making cards without it, hugs Johanna

Patricia said...

Hello Sue,,
Two great cards, love them both.
I have made most of my cards with the Joy to the World Die, I love it.
Patricia X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely cards.

Beverley W

IVY Cheong said...

Wow 2nd card is made by my favourite techniques! Love both cards! Hugs, Ivy xx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue, both lovely cards but I think the 1st one is my favourite.

Hugs

Linda xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

The first card has blown me away! Beautiful.

Lesley Cann said...

Great cards as usual. I think I prefer No 2 as it is that little bit different. Have a good weekend.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Two more lovely cards for twofer Friday! I like both but the first one is my favourite. It looks so elegant!
Take care everyone, thinking of all those who are going through troubled times!
Lots of love, Myra xxx

Meg said...

Love the first card Sue.

Love
Meg
xxxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Think the double days are fab, and though todays posts are both beautiful and I really love the joy to the world die, it is the blue and white card that does it for me.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sue, glorious cards, but no.1 just has the edge for me, Kate x

Val Jones said...

HivSue, Both cards are so pretty but must admit to prefering number 1.
Have a good weekend.
Love Val in Spain x

Bente Sørflaten said...

The cards are stunning, especially the first one, which is my favourite :)
Blue and white colors make the card look so clean and elegant, and are wonderful colors for Christmas cards.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, I love Fridays when we get two for the price of one. Both the cards today are beautiful but I think the first one is my favourite.
Wendyx

MRS DUCK said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
I think that I'm joining in the general chorus of the blue and white card being my favourite.
I love the snowflake border die and know it will be used prolifically on this years Christmas cards............when I get round to making them lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Two Stunning Christmas cards both would look delightful on the mantle shelf.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful cards & love them both, but the first is my favourite as it looks so pretty & delicate & love the navy & white colour combo..

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful cards. Love both of them and I have the Joy to the World die.

Pauline A said...

Hi sue from RSA, sorry I can't blog every day but it's not easy getting on line here. Can't wait to get home and catch up on your blog posts. I particularly like the cards which you have posted today, I have done some of my C cards but can't wait to get home and make some for my immediate family. Have a great weekend wherever you are. Hugs xxx Pauline A

Anonymous said...

Wow!, your season's greeting's card is stunning, thank you for sharing from Lianne Morrison

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Both cards today are my favourite x the first one is so pretty and perfect for my mum and the second card is so striking it would be perfect for my dad x that's them sorted just need to make them now ! Thankyou sue for all your inspiration you have no idea how much I appreciate it xxx
Yvonne and Beth hope you are both ok x
Melody and family , tracy and sam sending you humungous hugs and anyone else who's poorly x
Wheely bad do hope you have recovered from your visitors now and four paws has too x
Rebecca lovely to read your comments again even if they are through sleepy eyes xxx
Tracy great idea with harry potter x its great to escape sometimes and harry potter or lord of the rings are my guilty pleasure but end up having to watch the whole set !!! try not to overdo it xxxxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Rose in chester said...

Hi Sue,
Both are beautiful but you know what I'm going to say though - yes it's the fire and ice creation that has the edge for me.
Struggled with windows10 and going back to Windows7 as I'm typing this on my iPad, can't be doing with an unstable system such a short time before going away.
Hugs, rose

Olga said...

The flower dies are gorgeous! great cards! Olga Ko

Brooke Bont said...

I love both cards they are wonderful for Christmas

karenlotty said...

Both cards are glorious. I especially like number two because it looks fairly flat and therefore easier to post

gailgale said...

Beautiful cards Sue.

I love them both.

I'm glad I don't have to choose.

Laura O said...

2 great cards ,must get myself into gear for Christmas have none done yet ,Laura O

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the poinsettia.. Very beautiful!! The Joy to the world die cut is lovely! The background is very pretty!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

IVY Cheong said...

Wow 2nd card is made by my favourite techniques! Love both cards! Hugs, Ivy xx

Delilah64 said...

I get so excited when you make something with dies that I have bought, because you show me the beautiful possibilities that I can achieve.

liz spooner said...

Love both these two masterpieces Sue, love doing the fire and ice technique myself.xx

Barbara said...

Two beautiful cards and totally love your fire and ice technique.

Dawn Holben said...

They are both stunning and beautiful, but the first is definitely my favourite.
I just love all the detail on it and the blue makes it stand out and show the detail beautifully.

Always Learning said...

Beautiful cards. The first card is my favourite . X

Julie Elli said...

Hi Sue that border die is to die for. Just going to order it now! Xx #1 for me too!
Big hug
Julie E

Pearl said...

Lovely cards today Sue, thank you.

Pearl x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Two absolutely beautiful Christmas cards. love them both!

Big Hugs :-)

Tina XX

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous cards ! The first one is my favourite !

alimecca said...

Hi a Sue,
Two really lovely cards today but I particularly the first one - truly gorgeous.
Love and hugs to all especially Melody and Francis and also Tracy, Alison xxxx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

The first card is stunning with the touch of blue. The second card is a little too dark for my taste but it does remind me that I need to try this technique.

Regards

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & Friends
WOW FOR NO 1 & WOW FOR NO 2 card I love them both first White on white gorgeous
& second Fire & Ice technequ I love doing that.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xxxx

Big Hug for all friend's xx

Hug's for all in pain or waiting for opperation xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

The first one is my fave, love the blue and white and gorgeous design

nannapat said...

Fabulous cards Sue, the first one is just stunning. I bought the snowflake border die recently and it is absolutely beautiful and cuts perfectly every time. Pat x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning cards, white and navy is my favourite tho'.
Di B. x

melody said...

Hi Sue, 2 lovelies today but the 1st is absolutely gorgeous I love French navy card, the card is lovely. Take care Melody xxxXxxx

Thank you Pam an every single one of you for the on going support, rebbeca you can't beat retail therapy I have a room full of it, only thing with me is I normally do it when I am in hospital having my own on going treatment an I must get a little mixed up because I end up with the same item 2 or 3 times over an, by time I get to the parcels I am to late to send back lol Francis says I have planned it so that I can open a shop one day. Kind thoughts to you Tracy. xXx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Both very beautiful Christmas cards. I remember you doing the fire and ice technique with the second card on your show, A technique that i will never tire of seeing you demo as the results are always stunning
Take care
Hazel G XX

Tracy Stitt said...

Thanks melody
I know ur going thru ur own stressful time.
Have to say tho I've never ordered the same thing but I must admit with my stash forever growing it may happen at some point!!

That's a good idea tho resell what I've bought.
I see Julia watts has a pre loved section in her shop on line. I'm quite happy to buy second hand lol I doors my charity shops it's amaxing what u can buy for so little too plus helping a charity at the same time :-) xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and the Wilsonette,
The first one is absolutely amazing Sue in all aspects of design, colour and style and has my vote today. The dark one is beautiful but too dark for me personally but I do love how you have done it but I would need to make it lighter and brighter. Your little Joy to the World die makes such a beautiful wee card and would be lovely batch making just doing different twists on it. Thank you Sue for a lovely Friday full of inspiration and wonderment.
Sorry I've not been around but had a few bad days so I am hoping that I'm going to get them less often but it's silly things that set me off.
Sending crafty hugs to all Wilsonettes in need of one for whatever reason.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil)

Suzzette Yandle said...

Wonderful card designs today. I really like the ethereal look of the poinsettias that the vellum gives them. I was able to watch you do the second card techique when you demonstrated it on the hochanda show. What fun!

Maria Alder said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
Two Beautiful cards! My favourite is the first one.

Craftynanna-hope you feeling more alert in a few days.
Darker and colder days upon us though and it always
makes me sleep more.
Rebecca- the time different must be hard. could you not
comment from Colorado in the morning to make it easier
for you after a good night sleep ? You sound absolutely
shattered. Do you still work as well ?
Good luck for Monday Sam, hope all goes well.
Oh Tracy- craft shopping and OH don't go together often :-)
Enjoy you new goodies and forget for a moment.
Melody- sending you all some hugs, hope Molly is alright.
Wheelybad- hugs to you and Billy and Lorraine, you do
have a funny cat :-)
ToB- take care
Yvonne and Beth- hope you both are alright,
miss you and your comments
Take care everyone,hugs Maria x

Su said...

Wonderful inspiration as always!

DeeDee7770 said...

Both cards are beautiful Sue. I love the way you detailed the first card with vellum pointsettias and a touch of ivy. I love the style of this card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. WOW Two stunning cards today. The first one is so pretty with the vellum poinsettias and the second one has all the bling of a christmas card.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sandy H said...

Two beautiful designs. Love the french navy card. It's just that bit gentler than the black of the second card.
Take care everyone.

Eunice said...

Both cards are lovely but I do prefer the first on just because of the colors.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, well well well for me it has to be the 1st one that's just me all over, the colour I love, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Love2papercraft said...

I have to have an inventory app on my phone to put my dies in or else I end up with duplicates. I'll look at one in a store and think, now, do I already have that - or is it just that I've looked at it and wanted it? If I keep up with the inventory app, i can look it up (since I always have my phone). It's definitely prevented some double purchases! Although I think my friends preferred it when I bought duplicates because they always ended up with them! (I too waited too long to figure it out, so couldn't return the dies). I wish I could say I was neat & tidy and always knew what I had and where it was...but that would be a lie! My craft room is a crazy mess! If Laine were to visit me (u know. If we could blink our eyes or wiggle our nose and be wherever we wanted to be) she would either go into shock and leave as quickly as she came - or it would seem a challenge to her and she would get me all organized! Then Beth could redecorate for me and I'd be good to go! Lol

Jan Ltc said...

Wonderful cards Sue xx Jan

HeatherBCrafty said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue. I really love how the classic poinsettia cut from the vellum accents the second card. The silver edges are just so classy, and I would not think to do that with the gold gilding. Simply stunning!

xx
HeatherBCrafty

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
I love it when you do a two for
And I have to say what beautiful cards they are the first one is my fav
Hugs to all
Theresa X

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