Friday, 23 October 2015

Christmas Double Days

Hi bloggers!  I have two Christmas cards for you today that are both in blue tones, so a bit different than the usual fare.  I started this one by cutting a piece of coconut white card on the diagonal, then embossing it with the Let It Snow embossing folder for texture.  I cut a Snowflake Border in white and glued it to the embossed diagonal edge, then trimmed the edges of the border straight with the sides.  I added a white pearl strip along the glued edge as an embellishment.  I added some mounting foam to the back then attached it to a piece of blue dusk card to complete the lower half of the card.  I cut two of the Season's Greetings die, one in white and one in black.  I offset the black one behind the white one to act as a shadow and glued them to the lower portion of the card.  For the focal point on the top of the card, I cut the all the dies in the Snowflake die set in Blue Dusk, white and black and layered them up on top of each other.  I added a white pearl to the centre, then glued it to the top of the card.  I added small 3mm pearls to the centres of the snowflakes in the embossed background then completed the card with my usual pierced mat and other layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9 1/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.





                                                             I started this card by using the shaving foam technique to add a swirly blue background.  I used Stormy Sky distress ink reinkers on the shaving foam, swirled it, then dipped my card into it.  Once dry, I embossed it with the Frosty Swirls embossing folder so that the top of the card was on the negative side of the folder.  I then used Silver Moon Sparkle Texture Paste to grout the swirls.  I allowed it to dry for several hours before adding two snowflake borders to the top and bottom of the card edge.  I ran a strip of white pearls along both edges and added some flat back pearls to the snowflakes.  For the focal element, I cut the Peeking Snowflake in white using the larger outside cutting edge. I used the same die to cut an oval covered in sticky adhesive paper.  I glittered that piece with Silver Chrome polished silk glitter to use as a background for the focal element.  I cut several of the let it snow sentiment and stacked them and glued them to the centre of the die.  Finally, I added a white frame that was cut from the ovals in the Peeking die and the Lattice Snowflake die.  Two large pearls adorned the snowflakes and I glued the entire piece into the centre of the card.  I added a final pierced mat, a silver mat and another white mat to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x








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191 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely cards Sue., both gorgeous, I can't chhose
Melody, no one can imagine how hard this is for you and Francis having to make these decisions. I can only send my thoughts and prayers to support you both, which you have in abundance.
Hugs to all who need them. Steph so lovely to see your comment yesterday, hope all is well with you.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards I think the first is taking the edge for me so love them both. Off to our craft show in Glasgow today so hope to get a lot of goodies.
Nancyd xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Two very beautiful cards, Thank you very much.
Have a good weekend and take care, Kitty.

Karen Derbyshire said...

Double delight!

Jan.moogie said...

Two real beauties today Sue, love them both and would love to recreate them the first chance I get. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
two beautiful blue toned cards - perfect twofer. The first one is my favorite, love the diagonal and all the pearls.
heading into the weekend- I hope there is some crafting time
Muriel x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow two today and what smashers they are too, love both of them, blue and white go well with snow and snowflakes as they bring a brrrrrr to the air, love them.

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

tracy w said...

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

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Loving the blue tones, looks really icy cold , Number 1 is my Favorite if i was asked to choose.
Have a lovely weekend.
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Both cards are beautiful Sue, but the first is my favourite. Have a good weekend everyone. JJxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue the shaving foam certainly works well with silver snowflakes but both cards are nice designs love from Jackie xx

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Stephanie Cotterill said...

His Sue. Two beautiful cards this morning and I can't choose a favourite as they are both so pretty in their own way. I love how you can use the foam technique, emboss then grout the embossed pattern. You wouldn't find a card with that kind of background even in the most expensive of shop's.
I must get round to making a batch of Christmas cards before it creeps up and starts nipping at my heels !
Thanks for your message Pam, I've been around.
Just watching one of the repeats of Johns flower workshop, the peonie stamp is gorgeous and finishes off the die perfectly, and my all time flower enhancement is the dandelion and I've been using the centre's for ages to add inside my die cut flowers and they look so pretty in fact I added several white sugared peonies with the little 'fairies' layered up inside to a wedding card a few weeks ago and they make up such pretty little flowers, it's such fun to play and mix and match our flowers dies, you can come up with so many variations.
That's enough of my countering, so I will wish Sam lots of love and luck for Monday and I shall be thinking of you so much.
Hope your Friday is a good one Sue.
Hugs.
Lancashire Steph xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Love the clean lines of the first card, I've been telling myself that I don't need anymore Christmas embossing folders but I think the snowflake one might just be a "necessary" now. But the opportunity to make a mess - shaving foam AND texture paste means that card no.2 just edges it for me today! Sue XXX

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards both so beautiful.No1 is my favourite today.
Thank you for all your hard work and sharing your wonderful ideas ideas.
Jan

Stephanie Cotterill said...

That should read chuntering and not what the predictive text changed it into - countering !

Julie Elli said...

Double wow! The grouting really shows up well on #2. They are both gorgeous and equally loved!
Big hug
Julie E

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Two lovely cards - especially the first one
The colours are beautiful
Pat x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards. The colours are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Both these cards are stunning. The colours go wonderfully together.

Sandy(tort)

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely especially love the swirly background. Fabulous!

Kate's Cards said...

I love them both, but the second one has to be my favourite.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, todays cards are both really beautiful. I do love icy blue, white and silver for Christmas cards, I think however that I have a favourite and that is the second one, because I love the idea of that background. Have a great Friday all. Bx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards. I love the dusky blue card on the first card and the snowflake frame on the second. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Maria Illsley said...

Wow two gorgeous cards I love them both xxx http://ivyleafcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/k

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the snowflake dies.

Anonymous said...

Two pretty cards today, Sue, really like them both but particularly the background on the second, though still haven't tried out with the shaving foam. There's something about snowflakes - another of nature's big treats. Up there with the Northern Lights!
Hugs to Melody and Francis, Tracy, Lorraine F, Wheely and all others having a tough time.

'P' in Wales

sonja_w said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the blue. If I had to pick a favourite it would be the first one x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue the Christmas cards today are both gorgeous. It would be so cool to receive cards like this. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Two stunning cards that have lots of gorgeous details and look so very opulent and expensive.x

Loraine Jefferis said...

Good morning Sue. I adore the first card you've created. I've got all these dies so I'm going to have a go at making it today. I hope you don't mind me copying it but its so gorgeous. Take care lovely lady. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

auscrafts said...

two gorgeous card Sue

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love both cards and I have the snowflake border die so will give both designs ago although not with the foam etc.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

lilian said...


Hi Sue, two wonderful cards, love them both, would not want to give them away.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards, I think the first is my favourite.
B xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue love them both xx hazel

A Happercrafter6 said...

Love both the cards. I remember well what fun we had with the shaving foam technique on one of your workshops in Kettering some years ago!
Jan
Northampton

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Two gorgeous cards, love them both. X

PharmacyMichele said...

Two stunning cards, the first one is my favourite.

Michele

Kathy Baker said...

Good morning Sue, two very nice cards today, but I can't choose which one is my favourite as they are both very good
Kathy x

anne mather said...

morning Sue
Both lovely cards today! Love the second one but not good at shaving foam! I will find another background for this one but I love the layout.
Have a good day everyone -a full day off work - well half a day as I agreed to let the grandkids come early!
Busy busy - take care out there!
Anne M xx

Heather Rogers said...

Morning Sue

Both cards are stunners each in their own particular way. Not many Double Fridays now! :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

TDQ Karen said...

I love snowflake Christmas cards so find it hard to choose between these two stunning cards, love them both

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Double Wow this morning! I love them both thanks for sharing. The script on your sentiment dies is gorgeous and finishes off the card beautifully. I made a start on my Christmas cards yesterday and my Grand Caliber broke!!!!! So they are on hold for a while but maybe I could make sone backgrounds in the meantime. I love doing the shaving foam technique it looks different every time. I enjoyed watching John using your flower dies yesterday particularly the daffodil I never thought of using those dies in that way.
Hugs x
Heather T

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
both cards are just absolutely gorgeous,love the colours and love the design. x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue, both are gorgeous cards, different but equally lovely. The shaving foam background is really great x

karenlotty said...

Both cards are beautiful My favourite is the first one I fell in love with one you did similar to this using the Lyra die

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two truly unique cards today they are absolutely exquisite. The blue & white just make it feel icy cold. Yvonne xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a pair of stunning cards and I love the colours and the designs are wonderful

Debs A xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards for us today. I love the shade of blue on the first one. I can't choose which one I like best, they are both fabulous.

Love Rosemarie xx

carol quinn said...

Really pretty

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous - thought the first one was my favourite this week with it's diagonal snowflake border but then when I looked at both in close-up and saw that pretty swirled background and the silver grouting on the second card...why choose, I love them both equally...

Izzy

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love both of todays cards - stunning:-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

dmjones said...

Two stunning cards, today Sue, can't decide which is my favourite!!!





Doreen x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I love blue for Christmas cards it
looks so classy!!! I won't choose :) I like them both!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & friends,
Both cards are lovely today, hard to pick a favourite but I think it would be number
One! Not sure why, I think I just love the colour combination, funnily enough I have
A Periwinkle & white card on my blog today, along with a photo of the 'Three Amigos' that
met up at the Scottish Craft Show yesterday, they sat chatting for 2 1/2 hours, so numb bottoms all
Round I think! This time next week we will all be leaving for our craft retreat, so exciting, a whole weekend
Of crafting with friends!
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend,
Hugs
Sandra xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two stunning cards, I absolutely love the snowflake border and especially love your shaving foam background and what you did with it after, on the second card, really beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards,no favourite,both are wonderful.

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - two beautiful cards this morning - love them both!
Janette x

Sylvia Yates said...

Hi Sue. Love this mornings cards. We tried the shaving foam technique at our craft club . meeting a few months ago. We had a hilarious morning playing. We all went home with lots of lovely backgrounds, which also smelled nice. Try it,it's great fun. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Jane Franklin said...

I saw the first card on one of your shows Sue and loved it, so I made it and really pleased how it turned out a bit different to yours but thats crafting. I also like the second but will try another background as I'm not up on s.foam technique yet! All in all two gorgeous cards thanks Sue for the inspiration to have a go because you make ideas achievable for us. Best wishes to all jxxx

pinky said...

Stunning cards, I struggle to shift from everyday cards to Christmas but you seem to do it seamlessly Sue.

Tressa said...

Two lovely cards, not sure which is my favourite though. I like the background of the second but on balance, I think the first has the edge.

Teresa

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two stunning cards, love both. Enjoyed John's flower making shows using your lovely dies.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow that second card is awesome, love the frosty look

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Both stunning cards! Love the snowflake border it's so delicate.
Your shaving foam background is to die for!!!
:-)
Lorna D

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Really like both cards ,can't choose between them,like the foam affect,very clever
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Very Special Friend,
I Love Friday's Because We Are Truly Lucky
You Share Two Truly Tremendous Cards, Which Are So
Very Spectacular I Love Both Your Cards So I Can't Choose
Your Christmas Cards Always Give Me Lots Of Wonderful Idea's
Take Great Care My Special Friend Sue
Warmest Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph Take Care xxx
Carry On Crafting All ✂️✂️✂️

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I think the 1st one is my favourite, the second seems fussy with the shaving foam !
Loved watching John with his take on all the different flower Dies too!
Take care
Love Marg

Anne said...

Two stunning cards, Sue, especially the first one.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Wow!Wow!Wow!, These christmas cards are stunning, i love them From Lianne Morrison

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Two stunning cards, love them both. xx

Wendy L said...

This is stunning. love the filigree, xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Two beautiful cards Sue.

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue,

OMW! two beautiful cards today, can't make my mind up which one is my favourite so I will have to sit on the fence for these. They are both stunning and the techniques very informative. I really must invest in the EF, it too is stunning and I can't understand why I haven't seen that before.

Warm thoughts and hugs to Melody Francis, Tracy, Lorraine F and Wheely.
You each have your own paths to tread in the coming weeks and months.
During my BC ops and treatments last year my sister had bought me a white wooden plaque to which she had added some butterflies.

The saying on it goes...
You are stronger than you seem, braver than you believe and stronger than you think.
These words kept me going through everything and I hope they will bring you some measure of comfort when darker days fall.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful cards love them both and the colours are gorgeous. love Jean Z xxx

Jayne S said...

Two gorgeous cards.

jenny Briggs said...

Hi sue
Love both of these cards the colour combination just looks like winter

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Both cards are gorgeous bit I think I prefer the first one. I struggle with the paper grouting technique as I can't grout cleanly. There is always a slight film of paste over all the card!

Must keep practising.

Love
Roz.x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards for us to drool over this morning. The first one is my favourite - elegant and sophisticated. The second is a bit fussy for me but still lovely.
Sending special hugs to Melody and Francis, Wheely, Tracy and Lorraine. Xxx
Love and hugs to everyone, Alison xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Very difficult to choose which is my favourite today as I love your snowflake border and they both use it. Very nice. SueL x

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards, I think the first one is my favourite

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, it's very difficult to choose a favourite. I have the snowflake dies and will be using some of the first card as my inspiration.
Thanks for all the great inspiration,
Heather Treble

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
How can you choose when both cards are fantastic! Love the cool blue colour, nice to have a change from traditional.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two simply stunning cards today. Love them both so I can't choose between them. I have these dies so might buy some cheap foam and give the second a try. Good idea to emboss the card afterwards and to add the sparkle paste. I bought some of these at Ally Pally but will need to find some nice masks. I'm off to Emerald Crafts in Lyndhurst on Sun so I'm bound to find a few nice ones.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two really pretty cards, I love the blue and white colour scheme.
Rosemary xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow two stunning cards and a new technique to try out, I love them both and that foam background is brilliant to. I love them. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Scottydog said...

Two lovely cards today, wouldn't like to choose between the two of them. Really must try the foam technique.

Karen W said...

As always Sue they are gorgeous cards and thanks so much for the inspiration. I can't wait to get my new dies and keep making Christmas cards.

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue, we are certainly spoiled by you. 2 beautiful inspirations ,I love the 2nd card very much. Thank you. Love, Ivy xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love them both. The Snowflake border is so pretty.
Thank for sharing.
Veronique L

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Two stunning cards, love both of them.
Have some of the Dies, thank you for the inspiration
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
OH WOW !!!2 of the most stunning cards these are amazing Sue I really do like these, thanks so much for sharing them with us.

Hugs to all who need one

Sarah N xxxxxxxx

SueJ said...

Both cards are gorgeous Sue, I love the folders, dies and techniques used.

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Well I looked at the first car this morning and thought it was lovely, nothing could top that but then I scrolled down and oh wow another lovely card! I'm spoilt for choice today they are both so beautiful. Thank you for sharing
Love and hugs to you and your mum.
Diane G xxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards and I love them both but the first one has that extra something that appeals to me

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Paula said...

Two stunning cards Sue, it's impossible to like one more than the other! But which would I make first? Decisions, decisions. :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Pearl said...

Both cards today are super fantastic Sue and I think the blue tones are lovely for Christmas. This is going to be my colour theme my cards this Christmas and I may incorporate some of you super ideas, I hope you don't mind.

Thanks you so much.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Kiraneries said...
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Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two absolutley gorgeous Christmas cards. I can't pick a favourite as I love them both. Your snowflake border die is beautiful.

Bejay Roles said...

Good Morning, Sue,
I can't get over the depth the snowflake embossing folder gave you on the first card. It looked like you had stuck on loads of little flakes :). It's a beautiful card and anyone who gives it a try will be so proud when it comes out like yours :). The second card really got me sitting up and taking notice! I love the shaving foam background but never thought of trying it with distress re-inkers, I used alcohol ink when I had a play :). The grouting of the embossing folder really gives the card a beautiful sparkle. Two wonderful cards for us to enjoy.
Bejay x

Beryl Treble said...

Two beautiful cards Sue.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Well....both cards are truly beautiful!!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, I cannot choose between them.

Hope you are having a good day
Maggie

SHARICA said...

Love them both .. My fave cards are Christmas cards xx :)

Debbie said...

Hello Sue! Both cards are GORGEOUS! The Season Greetings snowflake card with the angled die, is so pretty. All those wonderful snowflakes really stand out. The second card, is awesome with all the layers and depth on there. This would be my favorite pick. The shaving cream technique turned out so nicely. I have to say, you seem to never run out of ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rose in Chester said...

Well Sue,
You've done it again - two masterpieces in one day. They are both stunningly beautiful.
You truly inspir. Thank you.
Hugs, Rose

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Love the cards but the first one is my favourite.
I saw John's shows yesterday and I thought that they were superb.
Regards,
Evis M.

June Horrocks said...

Both wowsers sue can't choose love love them both thank you xxxxxx June horrocks xxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Two stunning cards you are showing us today, both equally gorgeous.
Sorry I couldn't pick a favourite LOL

Hope you are having a good day, Take care Love Brenda xxx

Diane Maitland said...

Morning all
Sue, as always I love your cards; I do have a favourite today though.
The snowflake border stands out so magnificently against the plain coloured background it has to be my favourite.
I am sorry but the snowflake border is a little lost for me on a busy patterned background. It is a beautiful card though.
I really must get the snowflake collection – payday next week, lol.
Happy crafting everyone, Diane xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think both cards are lovely. The snowflake border is such a lovely die, the shadow die effect is always a winner and the Snowflake is so pretty. Your background for the second card is stunning. I must try the shaving cream technique and the texture paste grouting looks great. Again the snowflake border and your focal element is very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

sunshinepen said...

Really lovely cards again Sue. I really dont know where to start to choose between all the cards...will have to make them all....

happy days Pen x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love them both and haven't had a go at the shaving foam technique for ages. ALways do too much and waste it, but definitely trying both of these.

Littlelamb said...

Two beautiful cards today Sue. Cannot choose which one I like best. Both equal.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue
Wow both these cards are gorgeous I can't choose a favourite I love them both I've never tried the shaving foam technique but after seeing your second card I must give it a go!
Best wishes
Lynne L Haverfordwest

Anonymous said...

Your cards are beautiful...love the use of blue. Always so stunning. Jan D., Florida, USA

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
both of your cards are wintry wonderful.

Love and hugs
Meg
xxxx

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, so glad I am able to get on line today as I wouldn't have wanted to miss these cards for the world. Both are stunning. Must try to catch up on the rest of this weeks offerings. So frustrating when I can't see what you have been up to; still only 2 more weeks before I get back home and lock myself away in the study and catch up with your videos. Hugs xx Pauline A

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty crew.

My oh my what a fantastic treat today. Love both cards but I seem to be getting more excited with the second maybe cause it requires mess! To create it lol.

Melody. Still thinking of u

Lorraine freeman. Sorry ur results weren't what u hoped. I know how that feels! More surgery that's not so great. Thinking u lovely thoughts xx

Cheryl. I love those words that were on ur plaque. I'll think of them next week when I'm recovering after my surgery on mon

Wheely bad. Thinking of u loads too. Xx

Rach83 said...

Wow - absolutely beautiful, Sue. I couldn't choose between them! Love the embossing on the first and the die cuts on the second. Stunning creations.

Rachel x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Ooh! Today's cards are really , really beautiful! I think the first one is my favourite. I love the Snowflake Set! I've used it lots already! For ease of posting I've made some DL cards - which I haven't done for ages and the snowflake border fits exactly. I'm so pleased I thought of trying it.
Have a lovely weekend , everyone!
I do appreciate it can't be lovely for some of you - times are really tough at the moment and my thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you and your family.
Love Myra xxx

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Love the colours. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Love the colours. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heather.x

Val Jones said...

Both cards are so beutiful Sue. Glad I'm not asked to pick the best.
Love Val in Spain x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Two beautiful cards which would be perfect for those special people in our lives.
Thinking of those with health problems, and praying for you. Cheryl always seems to find the perfect words.
Love Maureen xxx

Chris Curry said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, think the first one is my favourite. I love the snowflake border. Thank you.Xx

barbara macaskill said...

On Christmas Double Days I see the first card and think that is my favorite then you wow me again!! I had forgotten all about the shaving cream technique!! I just got a few embossing folders that would be awesome with this technique so I am going to take it and run with it!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

CraftyJo said...

They're both absolutely gorgeous :)

NancyR said...

Wow, love both of them! I definitely have to get the snowflake border die and the snowflake swirl embossing folder. You can really do a lot with them.

Thanks for all you do! Hope you are able to do some demonstrations in the US on the east coast someday.

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! Wow...two gorgeous cards. I just love blue and white and your dies and embossing folders are magnificent. Thank you once again!
Have a beautiful day everyone!

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous, gorgeous cards. I love them both and have the dies so will be trying these as soon as I get the time to.

Thanks for all your inspiration Sue.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Lorraine Freeman said...

Hi everyone :)
Sue love both cards today, I am a sucker for blue and white.I would love to be able to get the snowflake dies but do have to put some kind of limit on my spending and as I don't sell anywhere then I can't justify a massive collection :(
Cheryl Brown thank you for your lovely words, much appreciated.
Tracey Sitt, thank you too. Thankfully I don't have surgery to face (fingers crossed) but little procedures but all in intimate places irksome
Wishing good things to all xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards today. I think my favourite is the first one. Love the blue and white combination. I am lucky to have the snowflake dies and have used them a lot this year.
Wendyxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I really like the shaving foam and grouted background of the second card - very different. They are both nice of course.
Beverley W

Marion said...

Hi Sue i really like the first one but both
are nice.
Marion H

Bente Sørflaten said...

Both cards are so pretty, but this time the first one is my favourite :))

gailgale said...

Hi Sue,
Just when I think all your Christmas cards are probably over, you come up with more beautiful, beautiful cards.
I really do not know how you do it. You have such a gift. I wish I could come up with such beautiful ideas. But , thank you for sharing them so we can all try and make them ourselves.

Gail

ursula said...

so so beautiful, both are cards I would love to receive....luv Ursula xx

Nana on the Hill said...

Two really stunning cards Sue, your snowflake die & embossing folder make a winning combination.

magpie said...

Helloooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow Sue, two gorgeous cards. Amazing technique with the shaving foam....tend to forget about that one too..... My absolute favourite is the first one. It was a definite oh wow factor xx "Thank you Sue" Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need too xx

lindagrady said...

Gorgeous cards, Sue; love the layout of the 1st card - different and unique; looks very elegant. The 2nd card is pretty, too; haven't used the shaving cream technique in ages. Works really well here.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! The snow flakes are awesome!! Love the first one!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Lisbeth said...

I think the second card has to be my favourite. Love the background. I really must give the shaving foam technique a go.

Lisbeth

Jess said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards, really can't make my mind up' I love them both.
Take care, Jess xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

very chique and stunning cards Sue
Gr Karin

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another brilliant Christmas double day and today can't really choose between them, maybe just edging the Seasons Greetings one, but would be happy to produce or receive either of these very special cards. Totally gorgeous in every way.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are very stunning,I love the snowflake folder and the shaving foam background. I particularly like how you've grouted the shaving foam background very effective.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards and I love them both. Although I enjoy the shaving foam technique (it's almost like magic and such fun) I think I have to choose the first one as my favourite.
Frances

Brooke Bont said...

what can one say they are beautiful

liz spooner said...

I love them both, but I think the diagonal one is stunning.xx

Susan White said...

Both lovely cards Sue - hard to choose a fave, but I think it would be the first one. Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Two stunning cards today, I think they are equal in their work and beauty.

Big Hugs

Tina XX :-)

Theresa Pace said...

oh these are fab. i love blue and they look so frosty! brrrrrr! the shaving foam swirls really mirror the swirls on the embossing folder. they go so well together. hugs xx

Laura O said...

2 fab cards like both ,Laura O

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely sue and her crafty crew!

Good Golly Gosh! What a splendid twosome, as gorgeous as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie! Don't even ask me to choose between them because they both use one of my favoured dies this year, the snowflake border...I've just used it myself this afternoon...and the techniques used on both are completely individual. The shaving foam technique in itself is stunning, but to then emboss AND grout it with texture paste is genius..I don't know that I have the balls to try this just yet, maybe I'll start off with the shaving foam first....note to self, I have to use my polished silk glitter soon because it looks lush as a background to your sentiment. The first card is equally impressive, there's not much I don't like about snowflakes...I have the entire set from this years release!...and I love how you have used the border like a diagonal or Gemini die. The EF is the perfect finishing touch along with the individual snowflake, I will definitely be trying this one soon.
I've had a very productive afternoon, I'm aiming to complete a card per day...when I don't have pesky appointments to keep that is...and so far I'm fairly whiz zing through them, with the help of your good self Sue! I felt really adventurous today, so I chose to base my card on one of your video demos that featured grouting with texture paste...yes! I've finally succumbed to its persuasive powers and put my OCD to one side for half an hour....and surprise surprise! It's not as messy as I'd feared. I didn't use a mask, instead I used a die cut of the snowflake background but I was beset with self criticism that I'd not done it to Sues standard and made a mess of it...and, god forbid, wasted a sheet of card! I left it to dry before placing it between two heavy books to flatten it, all the while wondering if I should have stuck to my trusty Iced Snow. I completed all the other elements and went back to check my 'botched' attempt a few hours later. Amazingly it looked not unlike Sues example, completely flat and sparkling subtly!??!Wonders will never cease! I'm waiting for a delayed delivery of the Wavy Mask from Amazon and I now feel confidant that I will have another go and make it more of a focal point like Sues Three Wise Men card from the other day. Crafting has the ability to give you a massive confidence boost when you achieve something to be proud of, and it can really pick up your mood when you are feeling low...vital at this time of year! By the way, Brodie was sleeping in my craftroom...he likes to join me when I'm being messy/creative..but he took exception to the spray glue and left in disgust, so I guess that he isn't a secret glue sniffer, he's merely a vandal!
Tracey, you must be getting really nervous about your operation with it being on Monday. Rest assured that we are alright behind you wishing you well and a speedy recovery- will you be going in to Crosshouse Hospital, or up to Glasgow? You sound like a true fighter, the big C doesn't stand a chance honeyxxxx
Melody, my heart is breaking for you, you must be feeling numb with worry. What an unenviable position for you and Francis to be in- I pray that his next appointment gives you some hope for a favourable outcome and that the operation can go ahead as planned. Give our love to Molly too....and not forgetting Milliexxxxx
Huge hugs to all my buddies, Yvonne, Beth, Rebecca, Deb C, Theresa, Wheely Bad, the list goes on, hope you are all well in your absence, missing you loads girlsxxxx

Crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxx

Dorothy Flear said...

Absolutely fantastic pair of cards. I have not tried the shaving foam yet but it is on my shopping list now. Thank you Dorothy.

DeCor said...

Two real beauties today. Great to keep us fresh with older techniques that are fab

Donna said...

Two super cards Sue, love them both!
Hugs Donna xx
Kraftyscot Handmade Crafts

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous cards. Love the blue and white card, really elegant. Intrigued by the second card, must try your grouting technique with an embossing folder.
Regards
Dorianne

nannapat said...

Two beauties Sue. I recently bought the snowflake border die so I'll have to try and do something similar. Pat x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Two very beautiful Christmas cards.
Take care
Hazel G XX

Always Learning said...

Double delight today. The first was is stunning and then there is another one, wow. Wonderful. Love Karen x

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two stunning cards today sue and they are both my favourites xxx I absolutely love the blues with the snowflakes x thankyou sue so much for the inspiration you truly are my crafting idol x
Laine I know what you mean about the confidence thing I am so proud of myself when a card turns out anything close to sues even if it has taken me all fay !!! Glad brodie decided not too ' help ' you today I'm sure he's jealous though that you have given far too much time and attention to a piece of card !
Take care everyone and a big hug to all the wilsonettes x beth and rebecca I do hope I have not missed any of your comments x
Theresa w xxx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
ooooh. two absolutely wonderful cards, Sue they are both
so nice it's impossible to choose just the one to likes .
Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards with us.

Leaving hugs to everyone , hope all goes well for all
who are going for ops.soon, you are all in my thoughts x

Lovely words Cheryl !

Hugs Maria x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards and in my favourite colour.
Must get started on my Christmas cards soon!
x

Tina Couper-Marland said...

Hi Sue

Two very beautiful cards. Just love those soft blue tones. Definitely a couple of favourites. I've got so many ideas from your blog to inspire my Christmas cards this year.

Best wishes from Downunder
Tiname from West Ozzie

Dawn Holben said...

Two very stunning cards today, I love both of them but I think if I had to choose between the two
then the first one would be my choice?
I love the colours and detail on both of them.

DeeDee7770 said...

Beautiful cards to get the feel of winter. It is hard to choose one so I'll just have to try both. Have a great weekend.

Melody said...

Hi Sue, two really beautiful cards I love the 1st the snowflakes look lovely and the boarder die looks great on the diagonal, the second card is also lovely I like the idea of the shaving foam but have never tried it. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx
Thank you everyone thank you all so much xXx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Both cards are gorgeous. I so like your snowflake border and the shaving cream technique. I need to try the shaving cream technique. Do you have a video using shaving cream?

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. My favourite day of the week double day friday with two more stunning cards. The blue and white look beautiful together and you have used my favourite christmas die the snowflake border. I have used it on a lot of my cards this year and it never dissapoints it just has that wow factor. Cant pick a favourite card as they are both as lovely as each other.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

I think both cards are beautiful in their own right, but I think the second one jumps out more to me.

Love Helen x

Sandy H said...

Two stunning cards.

Angela Wade said...

Two lovely snowflake cards, Sue. Sorry I've been absent this week.
Wednesday into Thursday was spent travelling with my son, daughter - in - law and two grandsons to Dubai,
with Monday and Tuesday busy cleaning, taking mum shopping, packing, and taking cat and two of three dogs to kennels etc.
It was 5 month old Osian's first flight to visit grandad !!

Hugs and Best Wishes to you all,

Angela in sunny Dubai Xx


Olga said...

Wow, amazing cards! Especially love the second one and the background! Olga Ko

Debra Kenworthy said...

Two wonderful cards Sue! Difficult to choose which I love the best. The background on the second one is gorgeous. Debra x

Anne Crawford said...

Two fantastically beautiful cards !

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two absolutely brilliant cards, love the colour. Love the first one just a teeniest bit more! Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful blue and white stunning cards, love them.
Di B. x

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
they both are fantastic and once again... I don´t know which is my favourite but the one with the shaving foam technique has the most impressing background.
Rolf xxx

Jacquie said...

Wow two stunning cards Sue, love the colours, especially love the one with the shaving foam technique in the background, how gorgeous is that.

Love & hUgs

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

julie laz said...

Sue I love the 1st one and I like the 2nd.... Crafty hugs Julie Laz xxx

hotpotato said...

Both stunning cards Sue. x

terrie said...

Two beautiful cards...I would like have both of in my mailbox for the holiday...tfs
Well done Sue

Linda Graham said...

Two lovely cards Sue, the second one with the snowflake is my favourite but the shaving foam technique is great and I have tried it, thank you, Linda x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT A STRIKING PAIR OF CARDS.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Jean said...

So gorgeous!

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful stunning cards & I love them both equally.
Very different designs & love the snowflake border, it's so pretty & delicate & looks amazing on the cards.

Beautiful creations as always.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Eunice said...

These two cards are beautiful, once again Sue. Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

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