Friday, 9 October 2015

Christmas Double Days


Hi bloggers!  Two similar sort of cards today, both with snowflake themes.  For the first card, I cut four of the Snowflake Border in coconut white card.  I covered a piece of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet, peeled the backing paper off and laid the borders down across the card.  They slightly overlapped in sections.  I coated the remaining exposed sticky area with Iced Snow for a frosty feel to the background.  I stamped my sentiment with a clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed it in silver.  I cut it out with the Pierced Flags die set and backed it with a sky blue mat.  I tied a double bow with the satin edged organza in a matching blue and added a Classic Poinsettia cut out of silver card.  The card was completed with a white pierced mat, a blue mat and another white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.








Card number two also uses the Snowflake border die but in a different way.  I cut four of them in Sky Blue card.  I glued each one to a strip of silver pearl card.  I mitred each of the pieces so that I was able to form a frame with them, using the bottom edge of the die as the frame for my aperture.  I mounted it up on foam for dimension.  In the centre of the aperture, I cut the Snowflake die in white, sky blue and silver pearl card and layered up the pieces and glued it into the opening.  I finished the card with a white pierced mat, a thin silver pearl and a thin sky blue mat and finished with a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are
8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  I hope you liked the blue and silver theme for either of my snowflake cards!  All for now, Sue x






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191 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card,s, so beautiful. 2 absolute beauties.
Melody, I'm sorry Francis is feeling too rough for the tests. However I think he has made the right choice for him. I truly hope you both get some positive news soon. You must take care of yourself too or he will be worrying about you. Love and hugs to you all. Tracey, hope you get good news soon.
Hugs to everyone

carol quinn said...

Absolutely stunning card sue!
Carol

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards really like numbers two going to give these a try as I have these dies.
Nancyd xx

Karen Derbyshire said...

2 lovely cards, hard to choose a favourite.

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous and stunning todays cards are up there in my top ten. Have a great day, hugs xx

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Great cards Sue....like them both.
Luv Rach :)

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards I love the snowflake border I might just have to treat myself
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning dear Sue.
Two truely stunning cards today there is no way I can pick a favourite, they are equally gorgeous and the colour pallet is just perfect.

Have some exciting news so will email you with it soon.
Have a lovely day whatever your plans.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much both cards are lovely.
Take care Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards,can't choose between them.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two exquisite cards , Absolutely lovely it just goes to show you can use the same products & get different looks. Yvonne xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another two stunning christmas cards today love the colours and the dies I like the first one a little bit more thank you tracyw

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love them both and blue and silver is a great combo. I love blue. I finished 2 cards yday using your gilded blue tissue technique. Very effective. I also made 2MOP backgrounds using blue mica and they also look good. TFS.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh I love both of these Sue, got to try them, I use the snowflake dies a lot so you have given me inspiration.

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

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Two stunning snowflake cards, love the colours as they echo the frosty feeling. Your "Joy to the World" background die has finally arrived so I plan to have a play with that today.
Melody - Francis may feel different when he's rested but whatever he decides I hope that you both get the results that you wish for.
Tracy S - hope you get good news with your results. Sending hugs to all. Sue XXX

auscrafts said...

Love the colours and the use of the die to make a square border on the second card

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful dies, just shows how versatile your dies are, you would never believe it was the same die on both cards. Love Jean xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
love both of these cards, blue and silver is just beautiful and I actually have these dies. Crafty weekend coming up hooray !!!!!
Have a good weekend everyone
Muriel x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Two ingenious ideas today, and I guess that we could use other border dies in a similar way
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Love both cards Sue. Have the dies so will be having a go with the border background. . Have a nice weekend everyone . JJxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, both cards are beautiful and a perfect colour combinations for snowflake themed cards. Love the second one with the frame, it has to be my favourite. Bx

TDQ Karen said...

Just stunning Sue, both are perfect Christmsas cards, l love them both, with the first taking a slight verge because of the frosty glaze

Jan on the Fosse said...

Two so beautiful cards Sue just perfect colour combination for frosty snowflake dies.. Love both
Thanks Jan

Anonymous said...

Two great cards today, Sue, love snowflake themes and they both hit the spot!
Melody, so sorry Francis not feeling well enough for the tests - just hope you get news soon.

'P' in Wales

rosiejt said...

What lovely cards! I like your use of the snowflake border die and the way you fold your poinsettias for dimension.

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Love both these cards. The colours are lovely too.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Both cards are lovely.
Jan
Northampton

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Both cards are spectacular. I love the snowflake border and you have shown just how versatile it is.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of these Christmas cards are gorgeous. I love both designs and I will be giving them a try. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Heather Wilmer said...

Think both cards are stunning, can't decide which I like best, think the second has the edge. Love the colours. Hx

GrannyM said...

All I can say is "Wow"! Both cards are absolutely stunning and just when I think you can't make anything better, you somehow manage to do it. You are just so talented and continue to inspire. Thank you.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Love both cards! The blue and silver colour way adds to the frosty look and the 'bling' on the first one makes a wonderful addition.x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Both beautiful cards but I especially like how you have used the snowflake border on the second card. Very effective. SueL x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two gorgeous cards, the techniques on each one are fabulous, I love everything you have done on these cards.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two great Christmas cards, I prefer the second one though.

Michele

Pearl said...

Both cards are fab Sue, thank you.

I do have the snowflake border and the snowflake dies so, I could have a go at making a simular card this weekend, getting ever closer to the big day and I have lots of cards to make for family and friends.

Will most likely be my last Christmas at work so won't need to make so many next year eh so I'll be able to put more effort into the few I will make.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Nanny Jo said...

What a beautiful border die, Sue. I shall add it to my 'must have' list! Both cards are stunning. Jo xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Two beautiful cards Sue! Love the blue and silver together. Both wonderful card designs but I favour the first one as I do love lots of sparkle :D. Debra x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Wow! Stunning cards. Just playing with the snowflake border at the moment so here goes.
Love the colours.
Well done you!
Stay safe out there everyone.
Anne M xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, absolutely stunning, I especially love the way you've used the border to make the frame.

No card making this morning for me, I have my 17month old grandson here. But later on I am going to try the border frame see if I can do it.
We all know how fantastic your skill levels are you are such a gifted artist.
No wonder we come back every day to see your beautiful creations.

Have a lovely day
Maggie

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards, I love the colours. I can't choose between them, they are both so pretty.
B xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful cards Sue, couldn't choose between them.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue
These two cards are truly stunning and the colours really nice and to make a frame on the second card you are so clever, it shows how much you can do with your dies, thank you for your inspiration
Kathy x

hettygarlick said...

They're beautiful Sue. I especially like the second one. The snowflake border is so pretty. I love the way you use borders to make a background. I always intend to try that, but then when I get my dies out to do some cardmaking I forget about it!

IVY Cheong said...

Both cards are stunning, love them both . Hugs, Ivy xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards, if pushed I think I would choose the second one. Have a peaceful weekend everyone.

Love Rosemarie x x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Good Morning Sue
What a festive feast we have this morning.
Both are delightful in their own way but being joined by the theme of clear, frosty, and clean lines.
Both beautiful and I just cannot decide which I would choose. I would be very greedy and want/like/need both Please.

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

Aspiring crafter said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue , love the colour mix and that border die is stunning !
XxxRuth

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two very beautiful cards this morning the colour scheme for both is gorgeous.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning cards - love them both. I recently bought your Snowflake border, corner and tag set and as yet haven't had a proper chance to "play" with them, so am looking forward to doing so this weekend :-)) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Sylvia Yates said...

Morning Sue. Two really stunning cards today. Love the colour scheme. I would be delighted to receive either of these cards in my Christmas post. Have a good day everybody hugs Sylvia xx

Wendy L said...

Love, love the second card and I love the background of the first card but I,m sorry to say that the flower does not look right. xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow these are so beautiful, lovely ideas

Crafting Queen said...

Two beautiful cards.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous Christmas cards. Both intricate, delicate and elegant looking. The love them both.

Scottydog said...

Lovely suprise when I realised it was Friday with two cards to view. I love snowflake cards and like the sparkle background on the first card but love the technique of the second using the edging die to make the frame.. You spoil us Sue, thank you.
Hope you get good news Tracey & Melody, thinking of you both

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous!!! I can't pick
a favourite so I choose both :)
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous cards Sue love the blue and silver theme xx hazel

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
both cards are absolutely fantastic.
I have the snowflake border but haven´t realized on first sight that you used it for the second card as well...
That´s an amazing and beautiful frame!!!
Rolf xxx

nattyboots said...

Ahhh two beauties Sue, loving them both, beautiful dies.
Elaine H X

TOB said...

Hi Sue, Wow I love them both. Beautiful colours, gorgeous snowflake die, I must have that one. Hugs Theresa xx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning Christmas cards, the colours are so elegant and look really frosty. It's impossible to choose a favourite, they are both so beautiful.
I'm going to be making some of my Christmas cards today and the inspiration that you share will help me so much, so thank you,
Heather Treble

gwen70 said...

Two stunning cards today Sue, love them both, more dies to go on my wish list

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Both cards are equally stunning.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Two beautiful cards just love the colours . love Jean Z xx

gina brambley said...

Hello Sue..
These are 2 fabulous cards the blue silver and white theme look stunning.
Gina x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I love both these cards. The colours are just right.
Regards,
Evis M.

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, both cards are beautiful.

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Two wonderful cards, love the borders and bling background on the first but the mitred frame is my favourite this week, probably because I always struggle to get an accurate mitred frame...could you possibly do a video tutorial of this card?...

Izzy

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Two gorgeous cards and different ways to use the border die.
Love them both xx

Tressa said...

Two lovely cards.i would have difficulty in choosing between them and would be happy if I received both!

Teresa

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Two lovely cards for us today. I love the silver and blue combination. The first card is lively but the second card is my favourite today. It is gorgeous, I love it. Hugs to everyone. Take care xx

Anne said...

Love the way you have made the frame for the second card, Sue. Will have to have a go at that. Two beautiful cards.

Anne (Northampton)

Rose in Chester said...

Wow Sue,
both of them singing to me..........
Gorgeous cards, both in their own different ways. That border is beautiful.
And I would be more than happy to receive either one.
Hugs, Rose

Kate's Cards said...

Both amazing!

Jane Franklin said...

Morning all. Well two stunning cards to come back to after my hols and a few previous ones to catch up with, if these two today are anything to go by I am in for a treat. Both cards are great but the second is just ahead. Luv jxxx

sandy acland said...

Both these cards are stunning, I love the colours and the bow, beautiful!!

Sandy (tort)

lydia jordan said...
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lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely card, I prefer no 2 as I'm not a lover of big bows. The border die is gorgeous, think I'll have to buy it even though I thought I had all of the Christmas dies I need.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Yorks butterfly said...

Oh wow Sue, I just love these cards, I think my favourite is the second one, and as I have these dies I think today will be spent doing my version of the both.
Wendyx.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two great cards, love them both. Blue and silver are lovely together.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I received the Snowflake border yesterday, so I need to start playing I think!
The Background Die is gorgeous and really makes a card with the glittered background !
Lovely cards Sue!
Take care
Love Marg

Bente Sørflaten said...

Just gorgeous both the cards, but the second one is my favourite ;)
A wonderful way to use the border die!

Love2papercraft said...

Happy Friday Sue & WW!
I was looking at the first card and thinking how pretty it was and how it sort of looks like a Christmas present (could be because I'm looking at it on my tiny phone lol- but it's pretty no matter what). Before I finished processing that one, I caught site of the 2nd and WOW! That one really grabbed me (reached right out of my itty bitty screen!)! I really love it! Once again you amaze and dazzle Sue! What a clever use of the border die.
I am itching to comment on various posts from last couple days of the blog, but I am also in dire need of sleep. I think sleep is going to win this round, but I hope to come up swinging next round (well I suppose I'll be typing rather than swinging - but you get my gist). I'm sending hugs and good wishes to all. Thanks for the continued inspiration and kindness everyone! Rebecca in Colorado

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Both are divine, you wouldn't believe that they are the same die!!!
Outstanding creativity!!!
:-)
Lorna D

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

I love both of the cards. They are very clever as you wouldn't think they were made from borders.

Love
Roz.x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what wonderful cards I love the both of them and I will be having ago at these the colours and the designs are both wonderful xxx

Debs A xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two lovely cards Sue.
Rosemary xx

Lesley Thomas said...

God morning Sue - you have made a tough choice this morning as I love your colour scheme and both cards are really pretty. In the end, I think I decided I liked the second one just a tad more. Not quite sure, but I did love how you had mitred the borders!

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, wow,wow,wow! Love these two cards. I'm about to start making Christmas cards and I watched your Paved Pearl Technique video yesterday and fell in love with this die. Today's cards have confirmed just how versatile it is and the end results are stunning! Thanks for all your inspiration - love being part of this crafty family!!!

Hugs,

Belinda. x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards. I love the colours and I couldn't choose which I like best. Anyone of these would put a smile on my face if I receivedon't either of them. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, two stunning and beautiful cards I love them both you always surprise me at how many designs you can come up with and again today you have blown me away. Have a lovely day. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Paula said...

I love both of these cards, no way could I pick a favourite! :) They would be fairly quick to make too, for those of us who haven't yet started our cards!! :(
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards today I really can't choose a favourite. Oh you've done it now! I've been so tempted by the snowflake boarder and have wondered why I didn't buy it but I can see now this has got to be changed immediately! I just hope it hasn't sold out everywhere before I get the chance to buy it!! Thank you for sharing such beautiful cards.
Love Diane G xxxxx
Melody and Frances sending you a hug and Tracey one for you too xxxxx

julie laz said...

Lovely sue, love the colour, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Both of these cards are lovely but I think the second one is my favourite as I love the blue, silver and white colour combo.

Beverley W

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
My word two gorgeous cards today. However, I must admit the second is my favourite as its so unusual. Thanks for sharing all your stunning creations with us.

cats said...

Morning! Both cards are beauties, but I LOVE Iced Snow!! I put it on anything I possibly can lol. So much sparkle :).

Christine xx

Annie Pennington said...

Love these snowflake dies. It looks stunning in blue and silver.

Annie P xxx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, i would love to see a video on how to make these, just beautiful x from Lianne Morrison

June Horrocks said...

Stunning both of them impossible to choose if I had too love them xxxx
Love always June horrocks xxxx

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue. Oh my, absolutely stunning. The colour combination is my personal favorite Could not possibly choose between the 2. Have a good day. Hugs. Jan. xx

weefortune said...

Hi Sue another 2 lovely cards, they are both as mice as each other, lovely & frosty looking. Hugs x

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, Two exquisite cards! I love the snowflake border and the die as well,stunning!
Take care Jane B.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love Friday two-fers and today is no exception. Both cards are lovely but against the majority so far the first one is my favourite and I will be trying something similar over the week-end.

Melody, Francis & Tracy - fingers crossed that you get the results you hope for.

Myra - to the Scots I am speaking English but when I go to England I get asked 'what part of Scotland are you from?'! I guess I must be bi-lingual lol

Frances

dmjones said...


Two lovely cards, the first is my favourite today,




Doreen x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Two absolutely gorgeous cards today. I am struggling to decide which is my favourite. Loving the mitred corners, so neat.

Love Helen x

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! Two absolutely gorgeous cards today, Sue. I love the colors and those dies are amazing. I think I have to place an order!!!
Thank you again for your continued inspiration...you are an artistic genius!
Continued prayers for Melody, Frances, Tracy and Greg.
Have a beautiful day everyone!

Hilary Bunker said...

Hallo again Sue
Another two stunning cards. I bought the snowflake dies a couple of weeks ago but have not had a chance to play with them yet. You have inspired me once again and as my partner is a way for the weekend I might get the chance to play. Can't wait.Thankyou for all your wonderfull ideas and tips.
love Hilary

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue
Wow I love these cards I like the colours you have chosen especially the combination of silver blue and white very effective. I have the snowflake border die and have just started playing about with them so this is very good timing for me I will definitely have a go at making these! I have been away on holiday for two weeks so although I have been looking at your blog whenever I could I haven't been sending any comments as wifi wasn't always good where I was. I was sorry to have missed your hochanda shows too such a shame!
Take Care
Lynne L
Haverfordwest

Janette MacArthur said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards today! Love your choice of colours too !
Janette x

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Ooooooo Sue, you don't half spoil us and love the blue used with the silver and white. Beautiful die.......I do do do want this one! Love what you have done with both cards using it and they are both so beautiful Wow!x "Thank you Sue" xx sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes too who are in need of some xx Love Karen xx Have'nt watched yesterdays video yet but I will later! xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
Two beautiful cards today. I love the first one for the background and the sparkle but when I saw the second one, it blew me away! I just love what you've been able to do with the border die in decorating the frame. I always forget to play around with the dies after I've cut them. I think I should make sure I've always got the scissors handy so that I can snip them up and experiment...after all, if it doesn't work all I've lost is a bit of card isn't it :)
Bejay x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Wow, Wow, Wow! Two beautiful cards today! I love both of them but I think the second one just has the edge! Just!!
I love blue and white and silver together and I think you have inspired me yet again! The good thing is - I do have the dies !!
Have a lovely weekend everyone,
Frances - I'm a bit like you in reverse ! Maybe I'll rephrase that!!! Apparently I sound English in Scotland and Scottish in England. However a man asked me yesterday if I was Welsh! Not been asked that before.
Melody - I can understand that Francis couldn't face all the hassle again . He must be so tired. I do hope the results are good and encourage him to keep trying. Love to you all!
Love to all who are suffering or nursing those who are suffering, wherever you are. The names we know we will keep in our prayers.
Thanks so much Sue,
Love Myra xxx

DeedeeW said...

Agree with Myra. Love both cards, but the second one has the edge. It's really beautiful. Just need the snowflake border. Already have the snowflakes. I will be trying out both these cards today. Thank you again for the inspiration. Best wishes.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love them both.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

lilian said...

Hi Sue, two very beautiful cards today, couldn't possibly choose as I love them equally.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Both of these cards are stunning. I really like the techniques for both of the cards and the hints of colour. It just proves how a die can look different by how it is used. I don't think I would like to choose one of these cards and I would be delighted if I received one of these. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Dawn Holben said...

ooh I love Christmas double days and you definitely have not disappointed.
I absolutely love both of them and really need to get the gorgeous snowflake border die.
And what perfect colours for a snowflake card, has to be blue and silver every time for me.
Just love them both.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Wow, these two cards are really beautiful and it would be very difficult for me to choose between them.
The snowflake border is really gorgeous so it looks like I need to order yet another die!!
I love the soft tones of the light blue and silver together.
Lesley S x

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning cards Sue and so elegant, love the blue / white combo
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

I could never pick a fav between these two cards....so much I love about both and how clever to use the border die the way you did for the second card. The blue is so pretty....love everything about both cards today. Jan D., Florida, USA

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Love both of the cards today, love the sparkle on the 1st card though.

Big Hugs :-)

Tina XX

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Both beautiful cards today sue x cannot pick a favourite as they are both gorgeous in their own fight x the colours are lovely so cool and crisp x thankyou again sue for sharing your amazing talents with us all x
Yvonne g hope your feeling a bit better today x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Barbara said...

Both cards are really pretty but I love anything that sparkles so it has to be the first one for me!

Suzzette Yandle said...

I do like the silver and blue on your cards today. The blue is a very cool looking color and blends well for that "icy" look. Good job on the bow, I like it. I am also impressed with the mitering you did on the second card.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the snowflakes..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Sandra said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards Sue,
Hugs
Sandra
xxx

karenlotty said...

Two beautiful cards using the same colours and the same die but so so different

Delilah64 said...

Really excited to try out my Snowflake Border die this weekend. Seeing them used in the ways you have on these cards are really inspirational. Gorgeous cards.

barbara macaskill said...

These are both stunning but I like the second one just a wee bit more than the first one!! I am talking about a distance of less than the width of a piece of hair! LOL TFS!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards, the second one is a real wow card and I wanted to pin it but I'm having problems with pininterest every time I hit the pin it button to save it to my Sue Wilson board it just flips to the home page, don't know what I'm doing wrong!!

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

CraftyJo said...

These are both lovely, I especially like #2 though :)

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both posts equally beautiful but the one with the Merry Christmas sentiment has to just edge it for me. Colour combo of both gives that lovely frosty feel and as we are edging ever closer to Winter and the festive season both are just perfect...

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous dies. Love them both. I have the snowflake dies they are gorgeous.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Two Stunning Christmas cards both equally beautiful.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

patwyn said...

Two lovely cards,Sue. I think the second is my favourite, but I would like to receive either!

Hugs to Melody, Francis and Tracey. Thinking of you all.

Pat xxx

ursula said...

Two amazing cards Sue, the second definitely my favourite....luv Ursula xx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,
Two gorgeous cards for us today, i love them both absolute genius.

Linda xx

Covgal said...

WOW WOW WOW, I really, really love both of those cards, thank you. I have all of those dies. I'll have to get busy best wishes to you Sue,X

Brooke Bont said...

beautiful cards

DeeDee7770 said...

Beautiful winter cards Sue. I would be thrilled to receive either card. You give me so many ideas it's mind boggling! Lol

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty crew.
I just love ur cards today very inspiring just what I need to perk myself up and have most of the components to try my own version.
Thank u sue for all u do.

Well people today I got final results. The second biopsy was inconclusive but found cancer cells were present so now they are going to do a wire assisted removal of my breast lump with ultra sound. Plus remove the pesky lymph nodes that are affected then they will do tests on them to see if I need further surgery ie the mastectomy :-(. Hopefully it won't go that far!!
Sounds scary but I've to go to another hospital as this one doesn't do it. AnywYs meet with yet another consultant on wed so she will then take me under her wing and hopefully get a date for surgery the following week.
So as it stands my journey starts soon with surgery first. Then egg harvesting at Glasgow royal hospital. Back to my local hospital for chemotherapy then after that's finished back up to Glasgow to the beetson hospital for radio therapy. ( the radio therapy I didn't know I was getting. God I'm actually quite scared now. Plus my hair will fall out! As I've got very fine hair
On a plus note I will get a smashing new wig!! And a break from work even tho I will be crappy I will be positive and get through it !!!

Thanks for all the support and best wishes and prayers they go along way!!
Love to all xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I have to tell you that it's so difficult to choose between these cards. No 1 is so pretty, then No 2 scrolled into view, and I think that just pips it, but then again .....
Tracy, have some love and hugs from an old woman who is remembering you and the others in her prayers.
Rebecca, have a good sleep and rest.
Love to all.
Maureen xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Two fab cards.I don;t have all the items to try out the first, but have an idea for adapting, but I definitely have the dies for the second. I love it.

Linda28 said...

Could not possibly choose a best from these two stunners, gorgeous cards Sue, thank you for sharing. Linda.

Anonymous said...

Oh Tracy, at least you know where you're going now (sounds like a lot of hospitals).
All the main op bits will be done with soon and then it's treatment proper - my cousin had fab new hair grow back, so you never know. Mr 'P' had much the same hair afterwards and was quite disappointed it didn't address the going balder issue!!
Big hugs - keep strong.

'P' in Wales

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Love both of these cards but the 1st one is my favourite.
Like the blue & white colours as they are different & make a change from the traditional reds & greens etc.
Beautiful as always.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Lesley Cann said...

Both cards are absolutely lovely the blue and silver is very christmassy. Must say the second one is my favourite.

pinky said...

Both so pretty Sue. I love that silver flower.

Meg said...

Both beautiful cards. I do prefer the first one though.

Love
Meg
xxxx

Jean said...

Stunning!!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Love the shimmering gorgeousness of the first card and the intricate die cuts of the second. Two fab cards again Sue.
Lorraine

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue absolutely love the colours and textures in these cards, iced snow has been my favourite product this year.xx

Theresa Pace said...

they are both beautiful. i love the colour combo. that sky blue card has a lovely hue. it has made them pop, hugs xx

Linda Graham said...

What beautiful cards Sue, love them both,thank you, Linda x

Sue Murphy said...

Absolutely love both of these stunning cards Sue especially the second one xx

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning cards today Sue, I was amazed when I saw the first one and then went WOW when I saw the second one....absolutely gorgeous!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Myra said...

Sue! I kind of just know you won't mind!
Tracey! At least now you know what you are facing!
If I remember rightly you may be in Ayrshire! They are made of strong stuff there!
My thoughts and prayers are with you!
You might have really thick wiry hair after this!
Lots of love, Myra xxx

Julie Elli said...

Wow Sue I was impressed with number one and then scrolled down to number two to find myself speechless!!
I must get the snowflake border. I just don't think I can get by without it!!
Both cards would be a pleasure to receive!
Big hug
Julie E

Erni said...

what a great Card,I like the second one with the snowflakes around,amazing !
greetings from Vienna, Erni

Littlelamb said...

Sue, beautiful cards today. Just cannot choose between the two. Love them both.

Val Jones said...

Two new, stunning Christmas cards Sue. Just love the snowflake.
Love Val in Spain x

Laura O said...

two fantastic cards ,great border die ,Laura O

nannapat said...

I bought this die set last weekend and it's absolutely beautiful. Both cards are so pretty but the second one is a real show stopper, just fabulous! Pat x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Two beautifully designed Christmas cards
Take care
Hazel G XX

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening Sue and the fab Wilsonettes,

It's rather late in the day for me to comment, had a long ,busy day. I just wanted to express my appreciation for the efforts you have put in to giving us so many ideas, you are a constant source of inspiration and my cards would be far inferior without your input.
Fridays are my favourite day because you are generous enough to give us a double helping. I am pleased to say that my first purchase this season was the Corner, border, tag set so I can easily rustle up a rather crude copy of your wonderful examples. I love both cards which will come as little surprise , however, given the choice I would prefer card no. 1 simply because I love the addition of the flag tag and poinsettias as well as the touch of bling in the background- I can also see me utilising my many shades of blue card this season too, especially with a touch of silver as an accent.
Had a day of guilty pleasures, spent too much on desserts and sweets in M&S again...inspired by Bake Off...before going to get my nails the VIP treatment. Decided to go a lovely shade of bright purple with a coating of diamond ice like mica powder, I know it sounds silly but it feels like a facelift for the hands so I left a happy bunny. Had to wait 25 mins for my taxi so popped into a little clothes boutique for a browse and ended up spending £160 on a dress for the Strictly show...knowing me it will be the first of many outfits, I once went to see George Michael and bought 8 dresses for the occasion! I could have had more costume changes than the whole cast of Strictly dancers:-) today's taxi must rank amongst my most expensive ever!
Tracey, your courage is admirable given the battle that lies ahead, you never appear to let anything faze you which I find both humbling and inspiring. You have met the challenge with gusto and I have little doubt that you will succeed. Losing your hair will be a hurdle that you meet with such bravery and a resolution to take the best out of any given situation. My friend wears wigs out of choice rather than necessity and you can get some really cool and very convincing styles. Myra says you are from Ayrshire , I was born and raised in Dundonald, just outside of Troon so I know where you get your gutsy spirit from. We're with you every step of the way honeyxxx
The same applies to you Melody and Molly, you are never far from my thoughtsxxx
Myra, my mum is from Yorkshire but has lived in Scotland for about 48 yrs, everyone in Scotland thinks she's English yet when she goes back home they think that she is Scottish- I don't think that she has ever lost her accent but she must have a strange hybrid version.
Yvonne, hope you are feeling better today sweetie, I don't like to hear that you are suffering...did you overdose on sugar whilst watching the Bake Off finale? I have recollections of your lack of self control around sugary based snacks ie Eton Mess and Vienettagate springs to mind:-) Miss you!
Time for Brodie and Darceys supper, nighty night girlsxxxx

Crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue , chasing my own tale at the moment!!. Love your cards and the colours are beautiful. X

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
WOW 2 beautiful cards I love them both yes and I love the colours to

thanks for sharing
Hugs Sarah xxxxx

melody said...

Hi sue, wow 2 stunning cards today I love them both but the 1st one look so pretty with the way you done the background with the boarder dies n the bit of bling it's just perfect. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Francis decided not to go for th fitness tests he really didn't feel up to it plus he kept saying if th liver test are not good then he would of done 9 hours of tests for nothing, the team did call to find out why he didn't turn up, an he just told them the truth he felt rough an didn't feel he would pass th tests plus he felt the appointments were out of place being everything is going to happen once the liver results are in, really surprised they called back an said the surgeon agreed this appointment should of nit been sent out till after the results, they think they will know Monday or Tuesday. Then Francis will hav to make his choice I just hope to god he don't ask me what he should do because I have tried to put myself in his place an I don't think I could make this choice for myself, do nothing an live for matter of months or do the operation an it 50/50 if he even make it through the op, an then if he does make it through it be 60/40% against he make it through the 1st 48 hours, it's all becoming so very real now. But anyway we have to wait on the liver test because if that's not clear he don't get to make a choice they won't be doing the operation. It's the waiting game again I can't stand it. Thank you once again for all your lovely kind wishes an support. XXX
Tracy do you see my hair in my photo that is my hair just grown back after my chemotherapy an radiation therapy had finished I looked like a boiled egg for a while I look so silly in the wig I just wore all sorts of hats, strange thing is my hair is sort of curly now but before the treatment it was really straight an so fine. I wish you all the best of luck in the world just keep being the positive person you seem to be. XXX

Jill Berg said...

Stunning cards love the border and frame

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

I always thought I was a traditional red and green person but I love the blue!!!!

Much love,

Shirley T.

Eunice said...

Both of these cards are stunning!!!

Myra said...

Melody - God Bless! night Night! Xxxx

karalschuknecht said...

Gorgeous cards, I absolutely love the snowflakes.

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Oh my goodness Sue, both cards are so beautiful that I couldn't pick a favourite between them. I love the way you have made both using the same dies but to two different effects yet both spectacular in their own way. I love the colours that you have used as they are lovely and soft and gentle yet pack a punch for design Thank you Sue for bringing us such beauty to our eyes and making them so manageable in their construction. I love the fact that you are giving us a double dose of pure delight on a Friday and for sharing so much of your ideas with us
Sorry I am so late tonight but just haven't had time to draw a breath today or rather yesterday never mind anything else. Hubby has decided that now mums house is finished I can start getting stuck in to sorting out up the road here and start clearing out and cleaning out all that is not needed......ooooohhhhh, give me a break as we haven't. Stopped in more than a year now and I need some time to get myself back to as much fitness as I can muster but this is because he can't stand me sitting down for 5min peace without some one calling mum/Norah/gram etc.well this weekend I am not intending to do anything except empty the mind and relax the weerie joints and do some knitting, I know a shawl might not be everyone's idea of relaxing but it is a pattern that I can do with my eyes shut,lol.
Have a lovely night everyone
Love and crafty hugs to al but extra special ones to our friends that are so ill or nursing a loved one that is so ill
Norah (glenochil)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Double day fridays seem to be coming around so quickly these days. Two beautiful cards. The blue, white and silver colour combo is lovely, clean and fresh looking. The snowflake border is stunning so delicate and the way you have used it on both cards but in different ways and they both look amazing but you cant beat a little bling on a christmas card lol.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

lritchie said...

Hi Sue Lovely work as always, can't decide which one I like the most but love the color combos.

Sandy H said...

Two gorgeous cards. If only I could make beautiful bows like the one you've made on the first card.
Yesterday's Flying Santa was such a fun card. I watched the video before I went to bed and then realized I'd forgotten to leave a comment.
Melody, sorry to hear that Francis is feeling so rough. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, as are Tracy and Txcowgirl's loved ones.
Take care everyone.

Olga said...

Love your sparkling Christmas cards! They are soo pretty! Olga Ko

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two really beautiful cards, so hard to pick one over the other, but I do love your tags dies. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

SueJ said...

Two stunning cards Sue.

Jacquie said...

Stunning cards Sue, both of them.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

hotpotato said...

Both stunning cards Sue. x

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Two simply stunning cards and I love the blue and silver,very wintry.

NancyR said...

Love both of these, Sue. Not just for holidays, which is nice. I guess I'm going to have to break the bank and get more of the snowflake dies as well as the flag dies.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love both of these cards they are so beautiful, I think number 2 is a stunner, I love the silver and blue and the snowflake frame is beautiful.
Di B. x

Hanne Oxholm said...

Wonderful cards!!! I must have those dies.
Thank you, Sue, for sharing all these beautiful cards.
HanneO

Dawn Louise said...

Love this colour combination, great cards, both gorgeous x

sallysbitz2 said...

This is stunning. Love the colour combo, very effective x

May I ask how you do your paper piercing/ pin marks on your card.

hugs sallysbitz x

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