Friday, 6 November 2015

Christmas Double Days

Hello bloggers!  Two easy but showy Christmas cards for you today.  First up is the Noel card.  I started by embossing a piece of white card with the Twinkle Twinkle embossing folder for texture.  I matted it with a piece of French Navy card.  I cut the Noel die out of French Navy card and glued it to a piece of coconut white card, then sprayed it with adhesive   pray and coated it with Iced Snow.  I cut several of the different dies in the Snowflake sets, layering up the largest ones and adding them to the Noel piece.  I matted it in blue and added it to the centre of the card with mounting foam.  I cut a few more smaller snowflakes and added them to the background randomly as well as some pearl snowflakes too.  I matted it all with a white blue white mat sequence and added my usual piercing to the top white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

 This second card was a quick demo from my Christmas shows to show how easy it is to adjust your embossing folders to suite your projects.  This Holly Frame folder was a bit to large for what I wanted so I embossed it on white card, then cut it about 2/3rds the way down the card.  I took out about 2 inches and taped it back together.   I added some white seam binding across the card to cover the cut line and added a messy bow at the side, topped with a crystal sparkler.  I used enchanted gold gilding wax to bring out the detail of the holly embossing and add an accent to the background.  I cut the Deboss Snowflake die for my focal element and added it to the centre of the card.  The Christmas Tree Greeting die was cut three times and stacked up for dimension, then sprayed with glue and glittered with Diamond Sprinkles.  I glued it into place in the centre of the card and added my extra mats and layers to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Gorgeous cards, love them.
Molly, so glad you are commenting, and that your dad has made Facebook safe for you. Now you know how much we care about you.
Melody, I hope Francis is feeling stronger, you will be glad when he is home, but please remember to take care of yourself too.
Tracey hope you are doing okay.

auscrafts said...

two stunning cards for today ,I love the word christmas tree

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another two stunning christmas cards today love the colours and the dies my favourite one is the second one not sure why thank you tracyw

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards today love them.
Nancyd xx said...

Morning Sue.
Two beautiful cards from two of my favourite dies.
I have just had a look at all your new dies, just brilliant,
I don't know how you do it, but Thank you so very much.
Take care Kitty.

Karen Derbyshire said...

Really lovely cards as usual Sue.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely Christmas cards, I was making more poinsettia flowers and cutting Holly sprays ready for my cards hoping to put most together this weekend but I keep changing my mind on design as I'm trying to keep the postal ones flat due to cost.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful cards, I love them both xx

Pat said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards thank you
I have finished my Christmas cards for this year, but will keep these in mind for the future
Pat x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning cards today, just beautiful can't choose between as I really like both. Yvonne xx

Wendy L said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the trinkle embossing folder, have to put it on my shopping list. xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue two of the most gorgeous cards for Christmas, love them both. Thanks for sharing,have a great day, hugs xx

Wacki Macky said...

Two beautiful cards today Sue I cannot choose between the, both are so elegant,

Thank you so much.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Anonymous said...

Two really nice cards, Sue, do like double days. Hard to choose a favourite so I won't!
See Patricia Y has finished her cards already - my aim for next year - but still haven't started OMG where does the time go?
Tracy - you doing ok?
Melody - wishing Francis well.
Molly - pleased Dad has fixed things, just comment every day like most of us do. You can see how pleased your blog friends would be IF you did win, would be Big Cheers!

'P' in Wales

Jan on the Fosse said...

Two magical Christmas cards today, they are both beautiful.
Jan x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Two beautiful cards, love them both and simply could not choose a favourite. Really like how you've cut a piece out of the EF on the second card and disguised the join.
Molly - pleased that your Dad has sorted out the privacy settings on Facebook for you. Sending healing wishes to Melody and Francis.
Tracy - thinking of you. Sue XXX

lilian said...

Hi Sue two lovely cards today, have the tree die, so this might inspire me to make a start on C cards.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A double day is a lovely way to round the week off and today's cards are gorgeous. I particularly like the first design, the texture and sparkle are stunning and the way you have shortened the embossed frame on the second is so clever.x

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards again Sue. Have a nice weekend everyone. JJxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards. My favourite is the second one because I just love the sentiment tree die! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, both cards today are equally lovely and eye catching. Like both of them so it is not possible to have a favourite today. Have a fab day. bx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two classy cards, love them both.

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue both of these Christmas cards are gorgeous I love both of them. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

June Smith said...

Morn8ing Sue and all Wilsonettes, firstly thank you for sharing these two gorgeous cards, I like them both very much, I think your Festive 2015 set of dies has been your best ever. Now I must confess to pre-ordering loads of your new November release dies, I know they won't be here until after 13th but am so excited about them, especially the 'B' sets of the pierced squares and rectangles, oh I am a happy bunny.

Molly I am so pleased that you got the settings done on your system and can now enjoy the blog as much as we do.

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

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Lovely cards. Like June above I must fess up also! Yes I've pre ordered. Lovely lovely lovely. Can't wait!

Unknown said...

Good morning sue what beautiful cards are have for us today
And the designs are wonderful

Debs A xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two stunning cards today.

Molly- so glad your Dad was able to change the settings on your Facebook & that you're going to comment on Wednesdays.


Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Two lovely Christmas cards today. I love the gold debossed snowflake. I hope e erroneohe has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie x x

sandieann21 said...

Both lovely, Sue. Have cut and glittered enough trees for so many cards now so I think I will have a go at the first one . I really like the colour combination.

sandieann21 said...

Both lovely, Sue. Have cut and glittered enough trees for so many cards now so I think I will have a go at the first one . I really like the colour combination.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Gosh is it Friday again! Where are the weeks going? Two beautiful cards today both quite classic in design but both delightful. I'm not sure which one is my favourite as both sing to me. Love the embossing folders you have used too. Must get organised with my cards instead of just buying bits and pieces because I like them!
Take care
Love Diane G xxxx
Melody and Frances thinking of you xxxxx
Tracey hope you are ok xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Both beautiful as always,the second one hits the spot for me , if i was asked to choose of course .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Two gorgeous cards today - if I had to pick one though I think I would go for the more traditional look on the second one with the Greetings tree/Debossed Snowflake panel...


hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards,love them both.

Molly so lovely to see your comment and to hear that your Dad has made security tighter. I have won a card on the blog and won one in the auction too,but that does not stop me commenting every day that I can because I love Sue's cards. If you ever do win one you will hear a cheer from one side of the country to the other,so please comment.Hope that you have your Grandad home soon.

Roz McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Love them both!


Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards today I cannot say which I prefer because they are both so nice
Kathy x

Unknown said...

Two gorgeous cards! I think the second is my favourite.

To Molly. I see from the other comments that your dad has helped you. I hope you now feel confident to comment and, fingers crossed, win a card one day! Debra x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Two gorgeous cards today, I cannot choose between them, I love all your cards.
I'm hoping to do some crafting today, will have to see how the day goes.
Have a great day

Barbara Gosden said...

Two gorgeous cards.
B xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, I love the embossing too, can't pick a favourite!

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Love Both and just noticed a different embossing folder! I'm obsessed at the minute so must go and have another look!
Take care
Love Marg

granny sue said...

Two lovely cards again today. Hard to choose a favourite but I do like the holly border so...
SueL x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
What a treat today. Both cards are stunning and I'm off to find that older on the second card - it's lovely!
Have a good weekend everyone.
Take care out there.............
Anne M xx

gwen70 said...

Have the holly embossing folder on order, already have the die so will be able to have a play soon, 2 beautiful cards Sue

Unknown said...

Morning Sue. Another set of beautiful cards. I think if I had to choose no.1 would be my choice or maybe no2!!!! Oh dear such a dilemma I like both. Have a lovely weekend Sue. Hugs Heather.x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue. Another set of beautiful cards. I think if I had to choose no.1 would be my choice or maybe no2!!!! Oh dear such a dilemma I like both. Have a lovely weekend Sue. Hugs Heather.x

Nancy Soetaert said...

don't know enough English for saying how I love your cards! Gorgeous!
love, Nancy

JAO said...

Both cards are lovely, but number two is my favourite.

cheryl brown said...

Morning Sue,
Yo have spoilt us today, 2 very different but elegant cards.
Almost finished mine so will keep these in mind for next year.

Molly, I am so pleased to see you back and that Dad has changes your settings for you. The best way to deal with bullies is to walk away, head held high and ignore them. They don't like being ignored but it is what they deserve.

Warm, caring thoughts for Melody, Francis and Tracy and to all in distress or pain.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two very different cards but both equally as beautiful as each other so once again I couldn't choose. I've seen your new dies and all I can say is WOW!!!!! Of course I want them all lol! I've ordered some already out of my birthday money and can't wait to for them to arrive. You are one brilliant designer and deserve all of your success.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love both of your beautiful cards today :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Scottydog said...

What a lovely surprise, forgot it was Friday, which means a double Sue day! I like both cards but I love the delicacy of the snowflake card so think that would have to be my favourite if I had to choose. I think the Christmas tree word die is perfect for batch cards. Thanks Sue.
Hope Francis comes home today Melody & Molly .
Hope you are OK Tracy??

Unknown said...

Morning Sue .What a clever idea you have used with the embossing folder. I cant choose a favourite.Gloria (sidcup) xx

Chris Curry said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, impossible to pick a favourite. Thank you.Xx

dmjones said...

Two more lovely cards, can't decide between them!!!

Doreen x

karenlotty said...

I love both cards Can't say I've seen these two EMbossing Folders (or if I had I've forgotten all about them) I especially like the look of the Twinkle one because it looks like you could use it all year around

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two more beautiful cards again today and I like both of them for different reasons but I think the first one really does it for me as it is so elegant and I love how you've used the navy card on white. It amazes me to see how many different ideas you come up with by cutting both embossing folders and die shapes and how clever you are at disguising them - thank you for your brilliant ideas. Best wishes

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Two stunning cards, love them both.
My cards are all done apart from a couple of Really Special ones.
Will keep these in mind for them.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, both cards are lovely cannot choose. love Jean Z xxx

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, I like both cards today!!!
Molly I hope you win one of Sues cards I will be
doing my happy dance round the table shouting
topper :) I agree with all the comments above!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

hettygarlick said...

Both beautiful, but I especially love the white and gold one.

BenteS said...

Beautiful and elegant Christmas cards, impossible to choose a favourite as both so pretty!

Unknown said...

Two beautiful cards today I can't choose between them. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Unknown said...

Two lovely cards!

Tressa said...

Two equally lovely cards. Impossible to decide which one I prefer so I won't even try. The snowflake dies are out on my table today for the next batch of card making so thanks for another idea on how I might use them.


Rosemary Stickland said...

Two lovely cards, can't choose a favourite.
Rosemary xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two gorgeous cards, I'm loving the holly border embossing folder and how you have adjusted it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Kate's Cards said...

Very pretty. xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Hi all,
Sue, such beautiful cards today, absolutely fantastic.
Yvonne, yesterday's post made me smile. I hope the fireworks went off ok as it wasn't the best weather.
Aww Molly, I am so glad you are back to commenting on a Wednesday.
Shirley I think I saw you yesterday at the NEC.
Laine, I hope you are feeling brighter today.
Wheely, I hope your neck is better today.
I had a wonderful day at the NEC yesterday, I wore out myself and my purse. My fantastic friend and her lovely daughter took turns pushing me around in the wheelchair. I couldn't have done it without them. I bought a few presents for people and spent so much that some of it will have to be put by for my Christmas present from my hubby. The only Sue Wilson die I managed to get was bought by my friend for my Christmas present. Today I have to sort it all out but of course I am still very tired and achy.
Tracy, I hope you had good news yesterday my dear.
Will leave love and hugs for all xxx

Unknown said...

Two very elegant cards today, my favourite is the first one!

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, two gorgeous, I actually bought two of your dies yesterday at the NEC, had a fabulous day though when I got home I was shattered so was hubby as the driving is beginning to tire him now hes in his 70s.
I love your second card its a simple design but oh so easy and quick to do and stunning to look at.
hugs Shirleyxxxx

hazel young said...

Stunning cards as always Sue xx hazel

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Keep them coming , those easy (and relatively quick) Xmas cards, which have the added benefit of being absolutely lovely. I can't decide whether it's no.1 or no.2 which I like better.
That Holly embossing frame is sumptuous.
Hugs, Rose

Sandy (tort) said...

I love the love joy card beautiful.

Sandy (tort)

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards today.
Can't choose, love them both.
Take care everyone, Jess x

SueJ said...

Two really lovely cards Sue, I love them both.

Anne said...

Love the second card particularly, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning!!
Loving the sparkle on the first card and adore the embossing folder on the second.
Thank you for your wonderful inspiration.
Lorna D

Fatdoc17 said...

Lovely cards. Look forward to mornings now!

TOB said...

Hi Sue,
Love them both.
Hugs Theresa xx

Paula said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, but no 1 is my favourite, I love everything about it. :) I do wish I knew where you got your inspiration from, how can you keep coming up with so many different ideas all the time? I still haven't made one Christmas card yet, life is being a little difficult right now. Thank you so much for all the tuition you provide us with.
Paula x

denise irene said...

great cards

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards today. I personally prefer the second one, the embossing folder used in the first card is a little overpowering in my opinion. Keep up the good work though, your never ending inspiration is helping my daughter and myself to complete a very long list of cards lol. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Just when I thought that I had finished my Christmas cards.....
I think that the second one is my favourite. The embossing folder on this one is really lovely.
Evis M.

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning Sue

Another great card and such a joy to see.

Damp and horrid here today but off to start my crafting.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous Christmas cards. Can't pick a favourite as they are both so beautiful.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards but I do love the sentiment tree, used this for all the cards that have to be posted, it makes such a lovely card all on its own.
Molly glad your dad has sorted out your Facebook security and you comment when you want to.
Tracy thinking of you

Hugs and best wishes everyone

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I've been awol for a time but back crafting now. Two beautiful cards and as you say fairly simple but showy cards. X Ros

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Its friday again and two beautiful christmas cards. They are both very elegant and classy. Cant pick a favourite as they are both beautiful in there own right. Have nearly finished my christmas cards just need a couple of special ones. Have a lovely weekend Sue.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jill Liddle said...

Both cards are gorgeous. The second one just has the edge for me, probablybecause of the gold card.

lilysmum said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Another beautiful double helping to brighten up a wet and miserable day weather wise. I love both cards and especially like the tree die which is a must have. Sending warm hugs to you Sue and all your lovely followers. X

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue,

Two stunning cards to start Friday off......I love the two cards, which makes me think I will have to get a move along with my Christmas card making.

I am still doing other cards, birthday, Get well and sympathy cards. Time is passing fast.

It is so gloomy and wet here today, I hope you and others have a better outlook on the weather

Craft wishes to everyone. Love n hugs from Dorothy Macdonald of Baldockxx

DeCor said...

What a treat to have two wonderful cards today. I always love the white on white look, but this one is especially eye catching. I love the snowflake pearls. And I like the way you have used the holly embossing folder. Have a great day all.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards today, I think my favourite is the second one. I really like the way you have adapted the Embossing folder to fit the card.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another beautiful double day. The 2nd post just edges it for me and the 1st reminds me of something similar from last year with the 'let is snow sentiment die' which I replicated to a well received effect. Both are gorgeous.

gailgale said...

I love it when you have 2 cards in one day. It's like being given an extra treat.
I really have been enjoying all the Christmas cards.
Thank you Sue.


Anonymous said...

I love your cards today and appreciate the tip for down sizing the embossing folder. Note to self. (grin) Jan D., Florida, USA

Jean said...

Just beautiful!!

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Two lovely cards Sue , my favourite is the second one
but can't say why :-).

So glad you back Molly, love reading how your day been.
Would love for you to win another Wednesday card, just to
make the silly people stum/ quiet.
Sorry to see granddad not doing so good. Hugs to you all.
Putting Lorraine in a cage, what a thought Yvonne Lol but he is
a bit of a rascal your Broadie. Hope you both ok.
Tracy- thinking of you
Wheelybad, take care and look after yourself.
Anyone missing at the moment, hope you are ok !
Anyone going to the NEC, have a fabulous time !

Special Hugs to all who need one and to all Wilsonette's
Take care, Maria x

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for two gorgeous cards do you keep coming up with new magnificent designs? You truly inspire me.
Molly, if you were to win one of Sue's beautiful cards, Ill be cheering so loud here in New York that you'll hear me clear across the ocean.
Melody, I hope Francis is strong enough to go home today.
Tracy, thinking of you and hoping that you're OK.

Have a beautiful day and a beautiful weekend everyone!

Elsie Smith said...

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
They are both beautiful. I love Christmas double days!
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Beryl said...

Two lovely Christmas cards.

Lesley said...

Two great cards today but the first one is my favourite but would be very happy if I received either of these cards.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I really like the clean simplicity and colouring of these cards. I like both the embossing folders and colour combinations you have used. I would have to have to choose between them. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Lynn Dalby said...
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Unknown said...

Hi sue and crafty crew.
What beautiful cards I only wish I had half ur inspiration and passion!! Both cars are just so pretty.

Well ladies and any gents that are lurking lol
I've had a very few emotional days hence why I've not been on will go back later and read of course.

Yesterday I got my pathology results. All the cancer has been removed along with one cancerous lymph node. So I'm very relived to say the least. Anything else that may have travelled will be blitzed by the chemo and radio therapy which will follow. Only downside is the fact that triple negative cancer had a higher rate of coming back within 5 years but I can deal with that should it come again!!

On Monday coming I will go back to Glasgow and have my egg retrieval done as u r aware I'm having fertility stuff done at the moment.
My belly is so uncomfortable but I'm sure it will be worth it when I get the all clear several years down the line.

Anyways I'm always looking forward. And a few more pj days are in order.
I thank u all so much for letting me ramble and for the support uve given me the past few months since I disclosed my horrible news but it's onwards and upwards now!!!

Love to u all plus hugs too xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue these are both really stunning but I do have a favourite today and that is the second one.
I love the embossed edges and your debossed snowflake die and tree die compliment each other so well.
I really love that one.

KarinsArtScrap said...

2 beautiful cards Sue.
Gr Karin

Bejay said...

Hi, Sue,
Beautiful cards today, they have brightened up this dull, dreary, windy and rainy day down here in Cornwall. I had to go out in the middle of the rain this morning to pick up yet another new pair of specs - they had to retest after I'd had the 'old' new ones just two weeks as I was feeling sick, dizzy and had raging headaches every time I put them on - I would have much rather have stayed at home in the dry and played with the dog lol.
Anyway, the first card - I love the snow over the sentiment and I've really fallen for the wonderful little pearl snowflakes, very pretty indeed. I love the tree on the second card and the background holly frame is beautiful. How clever Sue to cut it down to the size you wanted your card to be and then hide the join with ribbon.
Molly - welcome back to posting. You are amongst friends here. I'm so glad your dad has made Facebook safe for you and changed your email. Some people over there can be very cruel. They think they can get away with hurting people because no-one knows where they are. They are nothing but cowards! Now you will know that only people you trust will be able to follow you there, which is a good thing.
Melody - Continuing love to your and Francis. He's in the right place until he gets stronger, just tell him from me not to get too comfortable in hospital as the food isn't always too good lol. xx
Sue, as always, thanks so much for sharing your creations with us. Have a great weekend.
Bejay x

terrie said...

Two beautiful cards and perfect for the upcoming holidays....tfs
well done Sue

Unknown said...

Two stunning cards sue two stunning cards sue can't choose love them both thank you sue love always xxxxxxxxxxx June horrpcs

weefortune said...

Two stunning card's, love Xmas hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Tracy - good to see your comment, not surprising you've been emotional. SO pleased the path results are encouraging - onward and upward now! Hope Monday goes well.

'P' in Wales

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Two gorgeous cards, impossible to pick a favourite.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

CraftyJo said...

Wow, two stunning cards :)

Unknown said...

2 Absolutely beautiful Christmas cards Sue xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful beautiful card today, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

shabbycraftcabin said...

Love both the cards, beautiful dies, must haves :-) love , Ivy xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, I really love the first one, mainly because I really like the snowflakes.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Lisbeth said...

Love both the cards Sue, particularly the second one, in fact I like it so much I have had to go and order the holly vine embossing folder immediately. Thanks for the inspiration


nannapat said...

Two lovely cards Sue - I love the first one as the snowflakes are so pretty. Pat x

Lorraine Freeman said...

Oh Tracey so glad you had good news from the pathology report. I have been checking back to see if there was any news. Pm days are in order when you can. I hope they retrieve a good amount of eggs. Love n hugs

Unknown said...

Evening Sue, both cards are lovely, I love the way the gilding wax makes the holly stand out.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two Beautiful Christmas cards stunning I think my favourite has to be the second one

the sentiment on this is so moving.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
I can't choose between the cards today they are both very lovely.
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

A Happercrafter6 said...

Bit late today as I am just home from the NEC. Lots of your products to choose from. Had a long chat to John and watched him making poinsettias.
Love both these cards,Sue.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
It's just no good, I cannot choose between the two cards, they are both gorgeous.
Molly, good to see you.
Tracy, good news is always welcome.
Love to all
Maureen xxx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Two wonderful cards today Sue x One crisp and white with a touch of nave (always nice, along with silver too) and the beautiful gold. I love the gold one just a touch better, not a lot, just a touch! Lol! "Thank you Sue" for all your inspiration xx Sending you love and hugs to you, your mom and and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need too xx Yay Molly, glad that your facebook settings have been sorted xx You keep commenting too sweetheart, 7 days a week x Look forward to seeing you! Love to you too Melody and Francis xx Tracy, what fantastic news! Wonderful shug, you keep fighting, there's so much to live for! xx :) wonderful about Monday too! Have as many Pj days as you want! xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely love these 2 beautiful Christmas cards, both completely different but very elegant individual designs.
Love them both equally & would love to own either one...

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Karen Drew said...

Yay it's Friday and a double helping of beautiful cards. Think the first one is my favourite

Karen xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love Fridays not the least because it means we get a double dose of gorgeousness. I love both of these cards. I don't recognise either of the embossing folders (have I been sleeping?) research is required :-) Really pleased to see the first card is backed with navy as opposed to black but on balance I think the second one is my favourite.

Tracey - so pleased your results were good and that the surgeons got it all. I am sure you will face whatever else is to come with the same fortitude that you have already shown.

Melody - I hope you were able to get Francis home today, thinking of you all.

Wishing everyone the best possible week-end.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I'm a bit footsore and weary from being at the NEC but we had a lovely day! I have a very special daughter in law!
I love both today's cards and couldn't really choose a favourite .
Tracey - great news! That's lovely!
Mollie - atta girl! Good to have you back.
Love to all,
Myra xxx

Pam said...

Tracey, just had to leave another post. Your news is fantastic, I am so pleased for you and your hubby, you richly deserve this happy news. You are one tough brave lady and as you say you can only onward and upward. Glad our support helped you and it won't end .
Have a great weekend.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,

Just can't choose between these two cards they're both amazing.

Tracy wonderful news, good luck for Monday xx

Linda xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two fabulous cards today and don't think I can choose between them.
Tracy, pleased your results were good - stay strong, thinking of you for tomorrow xx
Melody and Francis thinking of you too xx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, I realised today that I have more than enough Christmas cards for this year, thanks to your inspiration.xx

Jane Franklin said...

Such a treat, two cards in one day. Had to wait till after work to really take in these brilliant cards. Like them both and have made the first already, slightly different tho. Tomorrow its an attempt at the second. Just right for my craft fair.
Good news for you Tracy, great.
Best wishes to all jx

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue. Can't pick which one I prefer so I wont.

Unknown said...

2 beautiful christmas cards. It gives us the last boost for making the last round of christmas cards before we get started with getting them ready to put in the post. Thanks Sue for all your wonderful ideas.

Theresa said...

beautiful cards with great colour combos, hugs xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Both gorgeous, the top one is my fave, so sparkly

Berina RGA said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love the sparkle on the sentiment. The sentiment die cut on the second one is very nice!

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue What a pair of fabulous cards love them both and i can't decide which one is my favourite. its a great idea to layer up the sentiments and glittering them .

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and the fabulous Wilsonettes!

Wow! It's Friday again already- the big C will be upon us before we know it....and I am still woefully behind in my card production:-(
Nevermind, I can rely on you Sue to provide me with plenty of extra inspiration and I for one will be sad to see the end of our double dose Fridays when the festive season passes.
Today's fare is typically stunning with the first offering tickling my fancy most...I can't get enough bling in my life! I bought this EF last week and have been looking for a project to use it on...I'll just have to splash out on the Noël die now, or be sensible and use one of my word dies from last year perhaps. I love French navy, it's a chic alternative to black and may suit those who don't care for black at Christmas.
The second beauty reminds me that I have the Deboss snowflake and haven't used it yet!!??!It works remarkably well as a backdrop to the sentiment tree, I would never have thought to use it in this way. So many fab ideas and so little time to utilise them:-0
I'm feeling a touch rough around the edges tonight, had another seizure earlier this morning but didn't have time to ease into the day, instead I had to get ready for a hospital appointment after lunch. I had an ambulance on order which arrived particularly early, leaving me sitting in the waiting room two hours before my appointment:-( Luckily I took my I pad with me just in case, so I passed the time reading some digital magazines. The consultant was very thorough and spent over an hour with me before doing a DNA test to determine whether my 8.5 cholesterol level was hereditary or as a result of other underlying factors- he's concerned at the risks involved after my previous heart attack but given my low weight doesn't want me to alter my diet...ever felt like a ticking time bomb?:-)
So, feeling pretty guilty that I haven't managed to make more of a headway on my Christmas cards. Mr Postie was very generous this morning by bringing me the three wise men striplet and the criss cross mask....though the various texture pastes are still in transit:-(....which means that tomorrow I can finish off a couple of cards that have been waiting for these components.
I have an embarrassing confession to make....I had been secretly hoping that another die release wouldn't be scheduled until after myself a fanatical Sue Wilson devotee?...I know, it's shameful, but my meagre bank balance cannot cope with the strain of Christmas as well as my urge to satisfy my thirst for everything Sue Wilson creates. I have just finished buying the festive collection and I've only made a partial dent in the Sept. Release so what are my bank manager and Mum going to say! I would sell my body but at 43 I'm sadly past my best so my only option is to sell a kidney, would ebay sanction bids on body parts?lol
But seriously, Sue has outdone herself yet again and we are spoilt for choice. Personally, I can't wait to see her own unique interpretation of the dies during her official blog launch:-)
Tracy, in the immortal words of The Krankies 'fandabidozy!' I am so pleased that your results are favourable, that must be a load off your mind. Now you can focus on the next stage of your recovery with your usual gusto! Good luck honey, we're all behind youxxx
Melody, I hope Francis was well enough to return home today, and if not, I hope that he is on the road to recovery and will be with you all soonxxx
Beth, Rebecca, hope you are both okay and just snowed under with life again, hope you will be back with us soonxxx
Yvonne, have you had plenty of rest today in preparation for you pyrotechnic spectacular tomorrow, or have you been cooking up a storm for your guests? Hoping for a clear night, I might be able to catch some of the action:-) I don't envy the choice between your boys proud moment and watching that gorgeous specimen of beefcake Gleb on would be a no brainier for me:-)

Love and hugs everyone


barbara macaskill said...

LOVE the FROSTY and beautiful first card but they are both so pretty! TFS!

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Both beautiful cards.....the first one has to be my favourite though!

Unknown said...

Love the second card (well both really). The Debossed snowflake is gorgeous.
Big hug
Julie E

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

Two beautiful cards you are showing us today.
Both equally lovely.
I would love to display these in my home at Christmas.
Thank you for sharing - love and hugs. Brenda xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Both are very beautiful cards and I love the holly embossing folder.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Two lovely cards. Many thanks for sharing.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love both the cards they are gorgeous.
Di B.

Muriel said...

Help Sue and all
two absolutely beautiful cards today, love the navy and white, love the snowflakes and blind and the denoted snowflake behind the tree- will have to try that !
Have a lovely weekend everyone !!
Muriel x

Always Learning said...

I really like the twinkle embossing folder. Lovely cards. Karen X

Meg Owen said...

Both are lovely cards Sue.

Love and hugs

Eunice said...

I enjoyed both cards. Are you hinting that we should get going on our card making??

Melody said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards but I must say I love the second one I think thst Christmas tree die is wonderful, OMG I seen the new dies Molly will have a full list by now waiting for me. They look great. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx
Francis is not doing to good he ain't eating now but still being sick they saying he might have an infection because of the White blood cells, he is really down because he as been working on building himself up to take another test to see if he might be able to have the operation. I have only just got home they allow you to stay with them in the ward but I have come home for few hours rest. Thank each n everyone of you for all your kind wishes for him, Molly writes them all down an reads them to him.Take care Melody xXx

Barbara (C) said...

Two beautiful cards with great techniques! I had all ready seen the new release and knew it was going to be so hard to choose ( bank account sighs!) I have made a list of my must haves which is the same as my "need" list so I guess my bank account loses- what a shame! hank you Sue for all your .....

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Both cards are delightful and would look fab on any Christmas display.
Have a great weekend.
Ang x

Txcowgirl said...

Both cards are wonderful, I know what I want for Christmas.