Friday, 30 October 2015

Christmas Double Days

 Hello crafters!   The first card is a pretty traditional Christmas card done in a soft silver and white theme.  I started by embossing a piece of silver card with the Let It Snow embossing folder.  I cut three of the Christmas Greetings Tree in white and used spray glue to stack them all together.  I glued them to the embossed background, then cut a frame from the Ornate Pierced Rectangle Noble die set to fit around it.  I added a second outer frame to give it a bit of a detailed edge to the frame.  I added mounting foam to the frame and attached it over the tree, trimming away any excess card from the background.  I added small 3mm white pearls to the embossed snowflake centres behind the tree.  I used the Filigree Poinsettia die set to create several flowers in silver and added them in opposite corners of the card as accents. I used 8mm white pearls for the flower centres.   I finished the card by adding a white pierced mat, a thin silver mat and another white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

Card number two is more of an unusual colour combo for Christmas with it's navy blue and gold theme, but I think it works a treat.  I started by embossing a piece of French Navy card with the Star Swirls embossing folder.  I cut it in half and rubbed Enchanted gold gilding wax to half of it.  I then sprayed that piece with spray adhesive and coated it with Diamond Sprinkles glitter.  I cut both pieces into small squares and added mounting foam to their backs.  I arranged them on to another piece of gold card, leaving a small gap between them.  For the focal element, I cut the Lattice Snowflake die in French Navy card.  I backed it with gold card and added a frame over it cut from gold card as well.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it with the centre oval and raised it with foam and added it to the centre of the Lattice snowflake die.  I attached it in the centre of the card.  I used milk card for the base and paper pierced the first mat, added a thin gold and blue mat and a final milk mat layer to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  How are your Christmas cards coming along??  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely cards Sue, you do spoil us. Love them both but No 1 for me
Special thoughts for Melody, Francis, Tracey and all who are not well.
Keep safe everyone.

Jan.moogie said...

Really love number one but number two doesn't do it for me Sue, maybe because I prefer white on white cards. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are lovely. I think No 1 is my choice today but No 2 is so different I,m sure lots of crafter's will love it.
Thanks Jan

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I love both of the cards but the first is my favourite, however to have a 'Sue Wilson original' is something to treasure always so good luck to everyone.

When are your new dies going to be released please Sue, I am so looking forward to them.

My cards are coming along thanks to you, still got more to do but you have been inspiring me every date, as are the rest of the design team, so I am pleased with my progress this year.

Are you going to be at the NEC on Sunday as a friend of mine is taking me up there in my mobility scooter and I would love to say hello again.

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

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two fabulous cards but I think number two is my favourite I love this tree.
Nancyd xx

hettygarlick said...

Such lovely cards.

JAO said...

Both cards are great but no1 is my favourite.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Two gorgeous cards but the first edges it for me; I just love the way you've stacked the Christmas tree, not to mention the beautiful EF. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Another great Twofer Xmas with number one being my favourite, but the gold gilding wax with the diamond sprinkles looks fabulous on number two. I must have a try at something like this. You give us such fabulous inspiration Sue.
Have a fabulous weekend everyone and enjoy the show tomorrow June
Muriel x

Unknown said...

Morning due and crafters.

I love double days. Both cards are stunning. No 1 is Ma favourite and I have the dies to re create it too when I get back to crafting that is.
Still not sleeping well ;-(

Melody. Still thinking of u and ur family
Love to all xx said...

Morning Sue.
I love both cards Sue, Thank you.
I have finished my Christmas cards, until I remember someone else, lol.
Take care Kitty.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue ,
Two totally different styles today but equally beautiful. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. My favourite day of the week again they are coming round so quickly lol. Two beautiful cards but No1 does it for me this week No2 has a lovely layout but not sure about the colours but i am sure there is a lot of people out there that would disagree with me.
Take care everyone and have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

tracy w said...

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

TDQ Karen said...

Both are beautiful, I am drawn more to the first, but am keen to try the second technique with some of the embossing folders I have x

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, I love both cards in their own right!!!
Second one would make a fab male card :)
June I would think the NEC would be over by the time
you get there on your mobility scooter :)
Sorry I couldn't resist :)
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Unknown said...

Good Morning Sue

Love designs to the cards but prefer the first one. Only 4 more to make!! I am ahead of my 30th November deadline. Yeah! Ah but my labels are done already :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Kate's Cards said...

Two lovely cards. Have to pick number one as my favourite.

Unknown said...

Wow Sue!
Great two card day ! Love them both. The first is probably my favourite because I haven't used my die yet.Onwards and upwards!
Busy making all the birthday cards I need for around Christmas then I can finish all the christmas cards I have made. I have done quite a few fronts but not mounted them yet. Still got all the family to do though!
Felling better than I did last week so hoping to get a lot done today - day off Yeah!
Anne M xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Both stunning, I do favour the first one as this is my type of cards to make but I like the design of the second but with different colours.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Pat said...

Morning Sue
Two lovely cards, the first is my favourite as I do like the embossing folder
Pat x

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Love them both. Apparently navy and champagne are this years home decor colours for Xmas decs so you are soo on trend with the second card! So far I've finished 2 ccards and got a few more at various stages of completion. I've ear marked next week to do the ccards. Some get handmade some don't! Happy Friday all.

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

Morning Sue
I love the first card the second is definitely unusual.
I like the idea of the background on the second card but in different colours.
I have just purchased the lattice snowflake so hope to have a play with it this weekend.
Have a great day xxx

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards. I don't think the Internet does the blue card justice.

Sandy (tort)

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Great twofer but its the first one that jumps at me as I love the tree greetings die. I have done similar with it but cut it from funky foam to get the dimension. Have also made decorations with it from funky foam too.
Have a great day.
Ang x

PharmacyMichele said...

Two great cards on Fabulous Friday-love the second one especially the colours you have used.


Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards Sue , but my favourite has to be the first. Love the tree and silver and white always look elegant. Have a nice weekend everyone. JJxx

Jane Franklin said...

I like both because they are such opposites. More techniques to try for my craft fair cards which is getting closer than I like!!! Best wishes to all jxxx

Lizzybea said...

So different, love it.
Liz xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, I cannot choose between them.
No card making for me today babysitting my young grandchildren again.

Have a great day.

Jackie Meechan said...

Two lovely Christmas cards that I'm sure anyone would love to receive although I would take one of your cards any day. Happy Friday everyone.

lilian said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards, great ideas to try.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue xx hazel

Carolyn B said...

Lovely cards again Sue, but number one is my favourite!

Carol x

Unknown said...

Love the first card but I'm afraid I don't like the gold card on the second card however the card design is great. Having said that, I'd be very happy if I got sent the card just because you'd made it :). Debra x

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue two lovely cards once again and so different. I do prefer no.1 but I do like the second one it makes a change
Kathy x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, I love the first card but am not sure about the colour combo of the second card, maybe silver instead of gold? I only have a few Xmas cards left to make, which is a nice feeling - all is under control.
B xx

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue

Lovely cards today. Though the French Navy & Gold one is definitely my favourite (just love these colours). I think just the inspiration I needed to get cracking on those festive cards.

Best wishes
Tina from West Ozzie

Aspiring crafter said...

Fantastic twofer Sue, both fab but the first one is my favourite!

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What unusual colours you've used for your second card and your right they do work. Sometimes we have to get out of our comfort zone and experiment don't we? I love both cards each beautiful in their own way, I was playing with the Christmas tree die last night it's fabulous.
Hugs x
Heather T

Unknown said...

Morning Sue. Two lovely cards again this morning. No 1 is my favourite. Have a good weekend everyone. Hope the weather improves,it's damp and dreary here in Nottinghamshire this morning
Hugs from Sylvia xx

auscrafts said...

gorgeous,simply gorgeous cards

A Happercrafter6 said...

Both cards are beautiful.
Christmas is only slow progress but priority this weekend is a birthday card for my son for next week.
The Wednesday giveaway arrived yesterday - it's gorgeous. Thank you so much Sue.

Roz McLellan said...

Hello Sue

They are lovely cards. Number 2 could be in any colour combination.


hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards but the first one wins today.

nattyboots said...

Loving your Christmas cards Sue, The first is my Choice if asked ,but both very nice.
Elaine H X

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue just love the first card it's beautiful. The second would be ideal for a male x

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue both Christmas cards are stunning you are very talented. I have probably made most of my Christmas cards but someone has asked me to make some for them and I am not sure when I will get them made. I enjoyed the video yesterday. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Two great cards today, I think number 2 for me as it is a bit different. I refuse to answer on the question of how my Christmas cards are coming along on the grounds that it might incriminate me!!!!!! Hope everyone has a peaceful weekend,

Love Rosemarie xx

dmjones said...

2 more lovely cards, the first is my favourite.

Doreen x

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
Before I forget - DeniseT - we never disagree we just have different likes and dislikes and there is absolutely nothing wrong in that :)

WOW to bother cards today Sue. As soon as no2 came into view it screamed male at me, boy do we need help with those awful cards lol i absolutely dread having to think of cards for those difficult blighter's but this is brilliant. As far as your comment last week about us getting sick of Christmas card's - never in a million years, especially at this time of year, and I'm about to start my market marathon so I'm hoping and praying I have no orders for the next few weeks !!
Off for cuddles tomorrow, can't think of a more beautiful way to spend a Saturday : )
Have a good day.
Lancashire Steph xx

BenteS said...

Lovely cards both, my favourite is number 1 since I am quite tradional when it comes to Christmas cards ;))

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful cards today, love them both. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue. I love the cards my favourite would have to be no.1. Just so Christmas. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue. I love the cards my favourite would have to be no.1. Just so Christmas. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue. I love the cards my favourite would have to be no.1. Just so Christmas. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Unknown said...

Number 1 is my favourite!

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. What a treat, I had forgotten that today being a Friday meant it was double day! Both cards are beautiful but if I had to choose then the first is my favourite, the colour combination and dimension give it a very classy look, stunning.x

Chris Curry said...

I think the second card would be great for a man, and I adore the first one. That Christmas tree die is fantastic. I love it. My sister and I have been very busy fulfilling Christmas card orders and then I will continue and hopefully finish my personal ones in November. My extra special family cards come at the end of course, but I have used your dies and stamps on all my cards. Thank you Sue. Xx

Scottydog said...

Like the first Christmas card best but I think the second one would be great for a mans card at Christmas or a male birthday card, thanks for the idea Sue!

JosieB said...

Morning Sue, No1 the Christmas tree must be my favourite I love it, although I
do like the blue card as some of your commenters, (is that a word!) have said it
would be ideal for a male card.
Hope you are well,
Best wishes
JosieB (Nana Josie)

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Two wonderful cards, the first is my favourite but the second one would be great for using up small scraps of cardstock...we need to be thrifty!


sandieann21 said...

Sister says thank you too! Lol

Marion said...

Hi Sue the first one is my favourite.
i have finished all my cards thank goodness can get every thing
put away.
Marion H

sandieann21 said...

How much do I love that first card?!! I think it is one of the best.

sandieann21 said...

Sister says thank you too! Lol

gwen70 said...

Two wonderful cards, love them both

karenlotty said...

I love both cards

Jayne S said...

Two beautiful cards, i love them both.

Unknown said...

Two lovely cards but my choice would be number one.

Anne said...

For some reason the second card is not for me but I love the first one.

Anne (Northampton)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Both gorgeous but the first is my fave

Rosemary Stickland said...

Really loving the first card, but not so keen on the colours of the second one.
Rosemary xx

Unknown said...

Good morning sue what beautiful cards you have got for us this morning I love them both but the first one is stunning

Debs A xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning , number one for me is stunning not sure about number two for me xx will definitely be trying number one wow so elegant xxxlove yvonne bennett xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Watched John last night love the Heraldic Die!
I think No 2 is my preferred card today, but in different colours!
When are you next on Hochanda Sue?
I have finished my cards, but I'm waiting for Anna Griffin envelope stamps,from QVC, to finish and address to my friends etc.
Take care Wheelybad !
Love Marg

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
Both stunning cards, the first because it's glorious in white! and the second because of it's uniqueness!
Fantastic inspiration for my crafty day ahead.
Lorna D

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Both of these cards are stunning. I especially like the first one. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Tressa said...

Like both cards but I seem to be one of a minority the prefers the second one. I like the colours, but then I am always happy to buck the standard Christmas colours if the design warrants it. I agree that this could make a great card for a man and I have one in mind for this design. Have I started my cards yet? No, so much else to do. Hopefully a clear couple of weeks before i have another bucket list holiday destination ticked off and I depart for the Galapagos will see them done but don't bet on it!!!!


Marianna Hammer said...

These are lovely. I love both of them :)

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on yet another rather wet day, two beautiful cards and each with two new designs and techniques, I love them both though I do prefer the second one to be honest. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Two beautiful cards, if I had to choose I think I would be the first one.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Two gorgeous cards today, so hard to choose, so I'm not going to!!!
Love to all
Maureen xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the cards especially number 1. love Jean Z xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two gorgeous cards for Christmas the 2nd one has given me ideas for Male friends thankyou.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards today, the first one is my favourite but the second one is very interesting - would love to see it close up because it would probably sing to me. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Two beautiful cards today. The first one is my favourite as I love white on white.
I have nearly finished my Christmas cards but after visiting your blog I always seem to need to make more.
Evis M.

Bejay said...

Good Morning, Sue,
Hi all Wilsonettes, I hope your morning is brighter where you are. Down here in Truro it's dull, damp and cold so I'm in the middle of making a huge pot of home made soup to warm me up later :).
Sue, the first card is so elegant and beautiful. Anyone would be thrilled to receive a Christmas card as wonderful as this one.
The second is very unusual. It took me a while to realise that the blue was all cut from the same card, the sprinkles and gilding wax made it look like a completely different shade of blue...I love it. I love traditional cards but the more 'unusual' Christmas cards always get my attention and make me smile.
Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Bejay x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two wonderful Christmas cards for us today. The blue and gold is certainly different but looks stunning. We can never get enough of your Christmas cards.

SueJ said...

Hi Sue, wow both cards are so different but stunning.
I could not choose between either one as a preference.

Have a lovely weekend.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. I love the first one, not quite sure about the second. It's very different.

Paula said...

I love the first card, it's beautiful, but the second isn't to my taste, although no doubt it appeals to many. :) I admire your ability to make such different cards Sue, my cards always seem to be a similar style! :(
Paula x

Wacki Macky said...

Both cards are great today Sue, can't decide which one I like best, thank you.

Lots of love and craftiness everyone,

Pearl x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I prefer the first one as it is more traditional.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations.
Veronique L

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards, I love the first one as it's so elegant. The second one isn't really my thing but it may be how it comes across on the screen.
Going to catch up with some of the hochanda recordings this morning.
Hope all goes well for the one day specials.
Thanks for all the great inspiration,
Heather Treble

Lorraine Freeman said...

Sue I love the quilted effect of card number one and it's delicate colour combination. Actually not sure of card number two even though I love the colours and techniques.
I need to organize my Christmas cards as I keep making random ones but not sure who they are for.
Thanks Tracey for your wise words. I hope you are able to craft soon.
Maria yes I am going to get some daylight bulbs. I can't do the walk as my fibro causes foot pain so it's very difficult to go out, thanks though.
Yvonne I am already on the anti depressants and don't mind admitting it, don't feel happy needing more though but I will ask about counselling. Naughty you with the glitter, that poor lad.
Laine, I love your sense of humour.
Wheels bad, thank you for your kind words. I hope your head is better today.
Rebecca, thank you too. I have made the appointment but it's over a week away.
I didn't get very far with the crafting yesterday so will try again today.
Wishing good things to all and hugs where needed.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what amazing cards for us today. The first one appeals to me more as I love white cards and the second one is beautiful, especially the lattice snowflake sentiment as it looks stunning on the gold. Thank you for giving me yet more ideas! Best wishes

TOB said...

Hi Sue, love both cards, number 2 is so unusual, really nice.
Hugs to all
Theresa xx

Maria said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
Love the two cards today but nr:2 is my
favourite, I like blue.

Wishes of a good day to all and many are
in my thoughts for a nice weekend together.
hugs Maria x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, two lovely cards today but I think the white and silver appeals to me more. How are my cards coming along? - well there's plenty of card and embellishments and dies - just haven't had time to get around to making any cards yet!! and from this afternoon I'm away on our girls craft weekend. 8 of us crafting from tonight until Sunday night. We have a big house in the middle of nowhere. We are all leading two projects each but I don't know if any cards will be made - I do know there is sewing, beading, home décor and paper engineering - and wine!! Hope you have a great weekend too, love from Jackie xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Two brilliant cards and I can make both!!!
If I ever get downstairs again that is.
I'm presently sitting upstairs in my bed doing my best to be a good girl
This is hard for me as i've never been a good girl.
I'm so glad to see a few more Christmas Cards - I have no mojo this year so I'm scrounging from you
I really really really like the first one!!
Have a great day all

Olga said...

Wonderful cards! Love the word tree and flowers!! The tree looks fantastic!! Olga Ko

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Great cards. Love the new dies being shown at this moment with John.

Crafty hugs PPenx

Unknown said...

As usual sue I can't choose between them love them both thank you
Love always June horrocks xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. Jan D., Florida, USA

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

What a treat you have given us today, two beautiful cards.
I love the first, card it has got so much dimension and the narrow frame just finishes it off perfectly.

I also love the second card, the layout is quite inspiring for many other types of cards. It's not just for Christmas!!!!

Thank you for brightening up this dull Friday morning.

Sending love and hugs, Brenda XXX

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow! I love the silver on white it's gorgeous! The second is nice in it' own right too with the colours and the combination of the squares. I must say though I love number one the best though. "Thank you Sue" xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need xx Love Karen xx

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,
I like No.1 but would like a bit more sparkle.
Sorry but No.2 just doesn't appeal to me.

Love and hugs

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love your sentiment tree and I have used t to make a batch of cards. It's so quick and looks so good, a real clean and simple card but not as lovely as yours with its frame and flowers. I love the design of the second card it's just the colours that aren't doing it for me. Just a few special cards left to do now so keep the inspiration coming.

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue and the other crafters,

I like the two stunning cards, I have the tree die, though I do like to see your "takes" on the different ways you do them. Your second card is beautiful, I am going to try to do a similar card with the holly embossing board, as I do think that No. 2 card would be very suitable for the Men.

Re. Your question Sue about Christmas cards, am I the only one that has not started. Over the last few weeks, my hands have got shakier than ever, (MS) and trying hard to get all my orders done for birthdays between now and Christmas, then I can do all my Christmas cards at once. (Hopefully)..

Thinking about everyone who is feeling under par. Get well soon.

For those feeling well, have a good day.

Love n hugs from Dorohy Macdonald of Baldock

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
No 1 for me, a gorgeous card, not sure about the blue and gold together, may grow on me.
Have a good day.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Your first card is lovely for it's simple elegance and colour scheme. I like everything you have used. The quilted background and colour scheme of the second card is stunning. The focal element is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

CraftyJo said...

Loving them both but especially the second one ;)

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two gorgeous cards, but Number 1 is amazing.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards today. I have to admit though I prefer the first card over the second. To me, it is far more elegant and attractive.
My Christmas cards are not doing so well at the moment as I am in Germany with my husband for a few weeks. Hope to finish them next month, cutting it fine I know, but what can you do when you are married to someone who hates my crafting habit. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Jean said...


Wendy L said...

Two wonderful cards Sue, xxx

Tindaloo said...

absolutely gorgeous cards and such pretty detailed dies ♥

barbara macaskill said...

Love both of these but the second one has that special oomph to it that makes it a stunner!!! TFS!

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards, I think my favourite is the first one. I do like the the Christmas Tree Die

gailgale said...

Two beautiful cards, Sue.
That poinsettia die is one of my favorites.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love them both - couldn't say which I liked the best.

Have a lovely weekend all.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Love both cards today sue x the first is so pretty and delicate and as others have said the second is perfect for the blokes x thankyou so much sue for your inspiration x
Rebecca I would so wish to be in your dream it sounds wonderful xxx I spend ages reading all the wonderful comments sometimes and wish I could reply to each and every one then end up replying to none ! I think it all stems from being a middle child and don't want to leave anyone out x with your expertise do you agree ? Or am I just a bit mad x lol x
Wheely bad sending you a big hug and hope the bad head passes x I'm lucky as I can tell when a migraines coming as I get an aura but have to take something staight away or nothing works x take it easy x
Big hugs for tracy and melody xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

I seem to be pulled more toward your traditional style card today. I have not started my Christmas cards for the year. I must start soon!

ursula said...

Two very different and stunning cards, really must get that Christmas tree die, so versatile especially to make batch cards.....thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

lovestamping said...

Just love the cards especially the white one. For the past few years I have done all white Christmas cards usually with sparkles on. Both these cards will give me good inspiration. Just have to sit down and get started
Thank you once more

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards but the first is my favourite. I've just done something similar to this for some of my Xmas cards.
Love and hugs to everyone, love Alison xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another fabulous double day and you have to stop doing it to us!!!! Love them both, but number one is definitely my favourite and I have all the dies to have a go at this one (now I have by noble rectangle!)Every time I think I will try one you post another that I want to try!!! Can't fault all the fab inspiration. 2nd post is lovely too, but its number one that I will be trying, before you post something else that I want to have a go at...

Lisbeth said...

Love the first card Sue, very Christmasy, but I am afraid the jury is still out on the second one. I like the design but I am not sure about the colours (Sorry)


Unknown said...

I love the cards and the second one takes some getting ones head around.

Beryl said...

Two beautiful cards but the first is my favourite.

DeeDee7770 said...

Wow, two beautiful cards! Both although different are gorgeous. I love the gilding and the lovely colours on one and the lovely Christmas tree white on white. Can you tell I'm a Gemini? Lol

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue & friends
I love both cards but for me no 1 just pips the post I love white on white but the blue one is still Gorgeous thank you for sharing.
Love Lynda Brock xx

Love & Hug's TRACY keep resting xx

Melody you & Francis are still in my thoughts & prayers Hug's for you both & Hug's for Molly xxx

Lynne M hope your ok my friend sending you Big Hug's xxxx

Tob Theresa hope your feeling ok Have you had you opperation sending you Hug's xx

BETH & Deb C Hug's too you both hope your ok xxx

Big Hug's to all friends XX& All on the blog xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, todays double day cards are both equally gorgeous, but number 2 is definitely my favourite, beautiful classy colours, but such a contemporary design. And thank you I got my comment game prize and am over the moon, as it is a set I have long wanted. Take care, hope you have some lovely warm weather in the US. Bx

liz spooner said...

Hi sue what beautiful cards you have got for us today, I love them both but the first one is stunning.xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and gorgeous cards Sue

gr karin

Melody said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards again today, the 1st one looks very elegant in the silver an soft white, the 2nd one is gorgeous took me a minute or o to work out it as all th French navy card you mad it look lik you used another bit of card,I love it, can never get enough of seeing your beautiful Xmas cards. I doubt I be making any Xmas cards this year myself. Tracy I hope you can get some sleep I know how horrible it is when it's the dead of night an your lying there awake, when I was having my chemotherapy an radio therapy I had to stay in hospital for months on end an I never slept in th bed I use to sit on the chair at the end of the bed with my head on th bed, getting a few minutes her name there,it's horrible so I wish you well an plenty of sleep. This is the 1st night in a long time I am getting to go to bed early I feel little worn out so being Francis as his sister over from Ireland come to visit with him I am going to try an have really early night. Thank you everyone the on going support is well received thank you lol so much. Melody xXX

Karen Drew said...

Two beautiful cards. The first one is my favourite as I love the white on white look
Karen xx

lindagrady said...

Gorgeous holiday cards, Sue; love the first one and all of it's elegance. Really like white on white; esp. for the holidays. The 2nd card is nice and looks easier to make, quickly. Getting lots of holiday ideas from you; thanks!

Anonymous said...

Sorry so late, Sue, one of those days. Do love the Christmas doubles and will be very sorry when they end. Love them both, but perhaps number one edging in as favourite.
Melody - hope you benefit from your early night. Tracy, sleep well, too.
Lots of banter yesterday, just read the comments and had a good laugh.
Briefly seen John on H - lots of his little tips and they are selling the pierced squares and rectangles which I have and wouldn't want to be without for sure - and no, Sue, still haven't gotten around to Ccards, November soon and then the panic will start!
Seems as though there are some new die sets?? Will have to investigate.

'P' in Wales

Theresa said...

both are great but i do love that blue/gold combo. it is not something i would have thought of putting together but it really works. i think the secret lies in the colour of gold as it is antiquey rather than in your face sparkly gold, hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards, i love the poinsettia's from Lianne Morrison

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, love the first one and really love the idea of the second.
Di B. x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Two totally different cards but both are gorgeous.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue,

Love number 1, just love the colours, all frosty! Like Steph, I saw #2 and thought "man card!" Did consider that instead of the snowflake lattice I'd use one of the oval Austria dies and a different stamp and embossing folder and... ideal male birthday card! I do like all manner of colours for Christmas so as is would be good too. Me, strated Christmas cards? Er, no. I hope to tomorrow but we'll see how that pans out!

Tracy, insomnia is awfully frustrating, be it for any reason. My old Dr used to tell me if I couldn't sleep after an hour, to get up and do something as eventually you'd wear yourself out and you wouldn't be going over things again and again. Maybe get yourself a colour therapy book for when you can't sleep- it's quieter than dies cracking away in a grand calibur! Whatever you do I hope you'll get some sleep soon, hugs xxx

Melody, hope you have a quiet nights sleep too, hugs to all xxx

Arwen, you're in "good" company... I've never been a good girl either! Hugs xxx

Lorraine F, hope better days are not far away, hugs xxx

June and anyone going to the NEC, have fun xxx

Marg, I'm good thanks. Slept all morning, watched John demonstrate this afternoon on Hochanda. Not a bad day! Hugs xxx

Teresa W, I'm learning... sure I'll soon be able to tell the difference between a neck induced tension headache and the beginnings of those migraines. Hugs xxx

Mr W has just gone to bed so I'm going to turn off the midsomer murder repeat and find something to watch for a bit then I'm going to try an early (for me) bedtime too and not get so into reading/ watching something/ crochet that I lose track of time!

Hugs to all, plenty extra if they're needed, wishing everyone a fabulous weekend,

T x

shabbycraftcabin said...

Both cards are beautiful. Amazing inspirations. Love, Ivy xx

Laura O said...

2 fab cards ,both fantastic Laura O

Eunice said...

2 very beautiful cards Sue, now I really have to get started on my Christmas cards!!

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Your second card is lovely . I do like the colour combo.Your first card is Absolutely Stunning
Take care
Hazel G XX

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Both cards are lovely, love the delicacy of the first one, but not sure about the colours on the second one.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

nannapat said...

Love the first card Sue, so pretty. The design of the second one is lovely but the colours don't do it for me as a Christmas card. Pat x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, sorry I am so late, I popped by earlier but totally forgot to leave my comment. Two very different cards today, both are lovely but I have to say the first one is a favourite. In answer to your question - slowly! - every time I settle down to make my Christmas cards something seems to happen to distract/delay me. I am lucky enough to sell quite a lot of my cards (profit goes to a mixture of charities) so at Christmas I need to have a large selection for my 'regulars' before making more for myself. I really must knuckle down and get some more made so your inspiration is essential!

Dawn Holben said...

Wow they are both absolutely stunning.
I do love the christmas words tree die, it just looks so elegant and have used it on a few of my cards but I love
the frame around your card and also love the second card as it is so different to the usual christmas colours.
Definately love both of them equally.

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
I love both of these cards for different reasons. They are both gorgeous. The first one is simply stunning and typically beautifully Christmas. Number 2 card is so striking and I feel could be adapted for any time of year for those oh so awkward manly cards which we all dread.
I don't make Christmas cards for myself to send anymore as I found that the postage got so expensive that I simply could not afford it. Since Steve died I make a donation to the British Heart Foundation every Christmas. I still make my mum's Christmas cards as she likes to boast about 'her daughters talent' when people make comments on how much they appreciate handmade cards.
Last year as I had very little money I made boxes of handmade greeting cards as gifts to family and close friends. They were over the moon and apparently it was the 'best pressie' they had ever had - which brings into question all the expensive presents they have received from me before when I was a wealthier woman - lol x
I know exactly what they meant as I love to receive gifts that you know have been thought about with so much love and care x
Homemade fudge is another favourite of many of my friends - including you Sue - LOL x
REBECCA - I have to say if you ever do have a dream like the one you described yesterday my advice would be to take extra care not to consume too much alcohol before bed!! Failing that seek help immediately x
TRACY - I feel your frustration. Insomnia is just the worst. I hope that you are able to find some way of resting so that you keep your strength up x
JACKIE - have a fabulous crafty weekend - sounds like heaven x
ARWEN - being good is no fun - being bad is better x
MELODY - I hope you have been able to enjoy the luxury of an early night and a good nights sleep. Sending love x
LAINE/THELMA/HYDE - oh my word - Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy - used to watch them on Saturday afternoons with my Grandad. I saw some old footage of them on the tv the other week and they did not appear to be as Big or Giant as I remember them! Can I point out that it was my friend that was in need of the tena lady yesterday - for once my pelvic floor held up to the pressure of all the hilarity.
Mr Hyde is most certainly a misunderstood individual. You on the other hand are not. I feel it is you that misunderstands the definition of the word cat. One would associate cat flaps and tinned cat food with such feline friends rather that leads, walks and Marks and Spencer prawns. Never mind hun - if we were all the same then this world would be so mundane. If every body was of sound mind and quiet like myself then where would we be?
Your nails sound fab. I have been sorting through my rather huge collection of nail polishes recently. I have had many of them for a number of years but they are still fine. When purchased I was in a position where I had far more money than sense and bought very overpriced polishes which do tend to last. I have over 100 - I know - completely ridiculous
Hope you are managing to find some distractions to get you through the darker evenings. I have been persevering with my colouring using my daylight lamp and it is very therapeutic.
Off to bed now. Tomorrow the boys are starting the preparation for our fireworks event next Saturday. I am keeping out of the way. On the agenda is constructing some sort of contraption which will help launch the huge rockets of which there are many. When he said a few fireworks I should have known better x
Lot of love to everyone
Crafty hugs

Littlelamb said...

I like the first one definitely Sue. I have that die and the Ponsettia die so will have a go.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
WOW I adore the 1st card so stunning ,the 2nd one is pretty but the 1st is my fav

hugs sarah n xxx

Berina RGA said...

Lovely cards. The color palette of the second one is awesome!!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Your two offerings today are lovely, first one being my favourite. I really like the colouring and textures of the second card but it reminds me of a chocolate box - perhaps it looks different in "real" life though. Having seen some of your cards in real life I can state with complete confidence that they do exactly that - look even more beautiful.
Hugs, Rose

Linda Graham said...

My favourite is the tree card, I have this die and have used it so much thank you Sue for a fantastic design, Linda x

America said...

Lovin the Beautiful tree dimension with multi cut layering! All that white is gorgeous!

Lynn said...

This is really a beautiful card
Could you leave a complete supply used with cards that are listed here?