Friday, 27 November 2015

Christmas Double Days

Hi bloggers!  We are getting closer and closer now to Christmas so I hope you have finished up on your festive cards, but if not, here is a bit more inspiration for you.  The first card was started by embossing a piece of silver card with the Frosty Swirls folder, then cutting it into three panels.  I mounted them on a piece of white card and this served as my background.  I cut the Ornate pierced Design Noble in white and backed it with silver, cutting it into a frame.  I used the Snowflake mask and pulled Silver Moon Sparkle texture paste through it and allowed it to dry overnight.  Once dry, I sprayed it with permanent adhesive and glittered it with Diamond Sprinkles.  I mounted my frame over it.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Pierced Flags set, using a slightly larger die to create a mat in silver.  I mounted it through the centre of my frame and created several poinsettias out of vellum to cover the end of the flag die and add some accents on the opposite side of the frame.  I used the Elegant Poinsettia stamp on the vellum and then cut them out with the matching Classic Poinsettia die.  I seated them on white tulle and added Star Sprays in white around them as accents.  I complete the card with white and silver mats which I pieced and layered.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

I started the second card by cutting a pierce of sky blue card with the Ornate Pierced  Noble Rectangle die then  embossing it with the Illusion embossing folder for texture.  I backed it with gold card and added pearls in each of the corners.  Next I cut the Ornate Pierced Noble Design in white as a backdrop fro the Debossed Snowflake which I cut in gold.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the pierced flag dies and matted it with blue card.  I tied a double bow from silky crush gold ribbon and added it at the side of the sentiment.  I topped it with Snowflakes cut from both gold and blue card and added some gold threads below it.  I completed the card with a white pierced mat, then added both gold and blue mats and then added  another white mat.   The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  7 1/.2" in size.  Two very different cards, but I hope you see something you like!   All for now, Sue x

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Kate's Cards said...

Two lovely cards! xxxx

Pam said...

Lovely cards Sue. No 1 just edges it for me.
So cold today, keep warm and well everyone.
Melody, I hope all is okay

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another two fabulous Christmas cards number one really does it for me I love silver.
Nancyd xx

auscrafts said...

two lovely cards ,first one wins ,think it's the colours that I like the best

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. I hope that you and your family enjoyed Thanksgiving. Two beautiful cards but the first one has my vote today, texture paste and diamond sprinkles - love it! Trying to finalise my Christmas list but every day when I see you use a die I don't have it goes to the top of the list! Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely Christmas cards no1 is more my style
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely Christmas cards no1 is more my style
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Two great cards, really could not choose a favourite.
Have good day
Patricia xxx said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you. Two very beautiful cards.
Take care. Kitty.

Karen Derbyshire said...

Two striking cards, but the first one is my favourite.

Anonymous said...

Two very nice cards Sue. I favour the first one Have a nice weekend everyone. JJxx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
love the Friday twofer and today my vote is for number one- beautiful. I wish I was closer to finishing my cards but still some to do and still looking for inspiration :-)

have a good weekend

Muriel x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, but no 1 is my favourite. Yvonne xx

Pat said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards today, I especially like the first one with the frosty swirls embossing folder
Pat x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue still struggling to finish my Christmas cards, so welcome all the inspiration you are able to give me. I think number one is my favourite today. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

DeCor said...

Both cards are so lovely I particularly loved the strong colouring in the second one . Have a great 😀 day

JAO said...

Great cards Sue, but no1 is the one for me.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. What elegant cards today. Love both of them.

rolfi said...

Good morning, Sue.
Both cards are beautiful. I have to say the colours of the silver-white card are very unusual to me but I like it.
Rolf xxx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. I love both of them. I've done my ccards now apart from Hubby's who gets an extra special card! It's in progress and should be finished next week hopefully! Happy black Friday all!

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for the continuing inspiration, I'm still hopelessly behind with my Christmas preparations so need all the help I can get! Both cards are beautiful but I love the opulent, frosty look of the first one best. X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
The first card is absolutely stunning! The second one is nice but am not so keen on the colour combo. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue

Both very nice today! Double day is always good.Crafting all day today. Birthdays finished. I can concentrate on finishing Christmas now!!
Anne M xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two great cards-the first one is my favourite.


BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, 2 really lovely cards, both beautiful and each has elements I love. I think the white and silver is my favourite, but I do like the unusual colour combo of the 2nd one. Thanks you for the inspiration. Really need to get a wiggle on with my Christmas cards. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's cards are gorgeous both of them. I do still need to make a few Christmas cards so I needed some inspiration. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Unknown said...

Two very striking cards today! I prefer the first card as I like the colours used better than the other colour combination. Debra x

dmj from kettering said...

2 more lovely cards, Sue; the first is my favourite though!!!!

Doreen x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Two lovely cards today No1 is my favourite .
Thanks Jan

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely cards both but I love a bit of sparkle so its number 1 for me today x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards, the first is my favourite.
B xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, two beautiful cards today, I will definitely be trying the first one.

Took the patch off my eye this morning, can see out of it but a little bit blurred which is to be expected, looks like I have 10 rounds with Mike Tyson but that will soon go, so pleased everything went well.

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

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two beauties, the top one is my fave. Love your bow arrangements

Unknown said...

Hi June,
So glad everything went OK with your eye operation.
Take care
Linda x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two gorgeous cards, number one is my absolutely favourite, partly because it has my favourite 'star spray' die-cuts, and the colours are gorgeous.
I started my Christmas cards yesterday, I am doing your 'scene' cards with the trees and deer, I love 'scene' cards.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Two more stunning Christmas cards today. I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.

Love Rosemarie x x

foxyg said...

Definitely No. 1. Stunning.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue sorry I've been missing this week but 1,000 food parcels are now ready and a weeks break before we start on the Christmas gifts for the recipient families. So many families are in need so all this black friday nonsense grates somewhat. Some beautiful cards this week and today's have so many elements to look at. For me the first one is my choice. Have a good weekend. Love from Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Love everything in number one, Sue, silver card so special. Would love to get this through my postbox!
Melody, Molly, no comments lately - thinking of you + sending hugs.

'P' in Wales

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two different but beautiful cards today, although I love them both number one is just ahead for me. I'm nowhere near finishing my Christmas cards this year the theme is pink and silver and although you may think they are unusual Christmas colours they look gorgeous (well I think so lol!).
Hugs x
Heather T

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Two very different cards today I find it hard to decide between the two, on first glance I prefer the first one but the second one is quite striking. I like them both.
Have a lovely day

Jane Franklin said...

Both cards are lovely but like most of us I prefer the first and love how you have done the 3 panels on it.
Steph C and Rebecca haven't heard from you in a while so hope all is well. Best wishes to all, luv Jxxx.

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue xx hazel

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,

Two beautiful cards today, number one is my favourite though. I just love the poinsettias they look so pretty.

Thank you so much everyone for the well wishes it really means a lot. The endoscopy went ok I'm glad it's over. The bleeding has stopped but there is inflammation, they have taken a biopsy so will have to wait for the results.
Lorraine F - I didn't know you had fibromyalgia as well, it's such a horrible illness isn't it? I do hope you're feeling better today and you enjoyed your Mum's visit.
Lorraine E - I have had a colonoscopy as well but not at the same time as a endoscopy, that must have been awful. I'm so glad you finally received your music system, what a palarva hey?(not sure if that's spelt right haha) at least Brodie is happy with the box lol!! I will try my best to get some crafting in today it is hard to get motivated when you feel so down but you do put a smile on my face with your little stories so thank you for that. I hope your infection is clearing up quickly.

Thanks again for the well wishes it has given me the boost I needed.

Big hugs all round

Linda xx

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards!
I haven't even started mine :-( I've been renovating my flat, but will need to get a move on!!
Lorna D

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful

Debs A xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue definately the first one for me .
not keen on the colours of the other.
Marion H

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Two very striking cards - the first just has the edge for me, love all the details and who else but you would have thought of adding even more bling to sparkle texture paste!


Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Hi Sue,
I love both the cards today, but especially the top one. So dramatic with the silver & white.

Have started my cards but still have loads to do. Think it will be a very busy weekend!!

D xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards ,love the flowers.

BenteS said...

Lovely cards both of them,
but the first one is definately my favourite as I love the white and silver combo :))

Unknown said...

Yay Christmas Cards!!
Exactly what I need as I have nowhere near finished mine!
I really do need to get a wiggle on.
I love both of them - so just a case of which one I might have the most fun making!

Unknown said...

Two stunning cards, number one is my favourite

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Two lovely cards today but for me your first card has got to be my favourite!
I have always loved three panelled cards and add to that
Frosty swirls EF, snowflakes, lovely poinsettias and all the other sparkly additions what more could you want!!!
Lesley S x

Myra said...

Good Morning Sue,
I'm earlier today! Not exactly early just earlier.
Another two lovely cards to add to my Board!
They are both lovely and the second one is unusual for me in its colourway but I like it a lot.
You have certainly given me lots of inspiration.
Lots of love everyone, especially if you are going through a difficult time.
Myra xxx

Anne said...

Two very different cards for you this morning, Sue and both are great.

Anne (Northampton)

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards,no favourite both too gorgeous to choose.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two amazing cards today, thank you. The first one is my favourite of the two as I just love poinsettias and the different looks that can be achieved with these dies. Best wishes

lilian said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards today, love them both but no 1 just has the edge.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

marg said...

Hello Sue
I think the first one is the best, not sure I like the colour on number two!
Nearly time for posting my cards.
Not really Christmassy today with the Sunshine!
Take care
Love Marg

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Lovely cards I prefer the colours of the first card. I'm so glad to discover I'm not the only one who is still working on Christmas cards!

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, on a bright but cloudy morning though I suspect it wont last long. Two beautiful cards and the first one is just stunning. I hope you are keeping well, take care hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Lovely cards I prefer the colours of the first card. I'm so glad to discover I'm not the only one who is still working on Christmas cards!

Roz McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Some very interesting techniques.


Sandy (tort) said...

The first card is stunning, I love all of it.
The second card is fine, but just not my colours:0)

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards
The first one is my choice, just beautiful.
Take Care
Elaine H X

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I like both cards, the first for the design and the second for the colours.
SueL x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the cards especially the first one. love Jean Z xxx

Margaret-Anne said...

Both beautiful. The first one in particular, is a knockout. It sums up Christmas and would stand out on any mantelpiece. Stunning!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two Gorgeous Christmas cards.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Sue MacFall said...

Love both of them, super colours and great dies.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Paula said...

Two lovely cards Sue, but the first one is my favourite! I love everything about it, especially the colours. :) I still haven't started my cards yet, my health problems have got in the way. Think it will be bought cards for friends and I should manage to make the family ones.
Paula x

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, I am particularly drawn to the first one. I'm going to be trying to get some more Christmas cards finished today so thanks for the inspiration,
Heather Treble

SueJ said...

Two lovely but different cards.

Unknown said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
Two Outstanding Remarkable Cards I
Must Admit I Love The First One, I'm Going
To Try The Second In Gold With Black Or
Silver As You Know How Much I Love Black On A Card.
Well At Present I'm Making Boxes For My Gifts
And I Was Really Pleased With The Results Until
The Last One I Just Can't Get Lid Correct Either
Too Big Or Too Small So I'm Leaving It For A While.
I'm So Looking Forward To Your Shows On Hochanda
Well Take Great Care My Very Special Friend
Warmest Fond Hugs To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x

Wacki Macky said...

Well you are certainly spoiling us today Sue, two beautiful cards, I can't choose, both are really nice and show off the dies you have used to perfection.

Thank you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone.

Pearl x

C A W said...

Strikingly different cards today, I have a clear favorite, the first one. How you have done the aperture background is beautiful, not to mention the mounted die cut. I have not had much success with the spray glues, think it may be the nozzle, but it doesn't spray instead it comes out in stringy bands. May have bought the wrong product though it was recommended for paper-craft Thanks

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, I love Fridays as we get two cards for the price of one. The cards today are as usual beautiful and if I had to pick a favourite I think it would have to be the first one as I prefer the colour combination on this one.
Hope you had a good Thanksgiving Day

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. As to which one I like the best, I think it has to be the first one.

Lorraine Freeman said...

Beautiful cards Sue, I am not going to choose a favourite as they are too lovely.
Bejay, I hope you are feeling better today and that you can get back to crafting.
Laine, yes it was lovely to see my Mum. I still couldn't talk much but I can feel it improving slowly. I am glad your Mum's pressie arrived eventually and fab that you can benefit from it too.
Maria, another fibromate, sorry it's not a fun group to be in.
June, glad things went well, I hope you can see properly very soon.
Jackie, wow well done to you and whoever else you work with. I am full of admiration but so sad that your efforts are required.
Linda N, happy crafting today. I am going to have a go but feel like a rabbit in the headlights. I don't know what I should do first.
WelshPaula, sorry to hear your health is letting you down. I hope you are better soon.
Melody, Francis, Molly and Tracy, thinking of you.
Thank you Sue my die arrived yesterday.
Well the news I got a few weeks ago went public yesterday. My 16year old granddaughter is pregnant. Babies are lovely but a stable relationship and a few more years would have been so much better.
Due date is May 5th so we still have some time to get our heads round it.
Must go and get myself organ, hugs all round.
Wishing good things to all

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards, the first is my fav. only because I love the poinsettia dies, I have these & the stamps & am using them on my Christmas cards ( which I hope to get done today ) thanks for more ideas Sue.
Marlene O xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Two beautiful cards - the first gets my vote.
Doreen R

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for two beautiful cards, I love the 1st one but only because of the colour. Have all my C cards made and they are all silver and white too

Hugs and best wishes everyone

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love the first card, not so keen on the blue with gold, but I do like the design.
Have a good day.

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards, especially love the first one

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards again today, you are spoiling us. I think the first one is my favourite, I like the silver poinsettia might stamp and cut some of those out this afternoon
Take care
Love Diane G xxxxx

Bejay said...

Hi Sue,
OMG...the first card has stolen my heart. I love the silver, so dramatic. Sorry I'm not quite so keen on the second. Like Lydia, I love the design but not really the blue and gold. I really do hate saying anything negative about any of your wonderful cards and I'm feeling guilty now.
I'm still feeling rough although I think maybe I am now crawling up the hill rather than languishing in the valley of sickness. I've totally lost my voice since yesterday and my dog is delighted as I can't call her in from the garden lol.
Happy Friday to everyone and have a great weekend :)
Bejay xx

Anonymous said...

Well, I ALWAYS see something I like when looking at your creations. My usual tendency is to use gold, but, yesterday, I pulled out some mirrored silver cardstock and went to work creating a Christmas card. I love the silver. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks. LOL I have been trying to think outside the box and do something out of the norm for me. I'm not finished with my Christmas cards and tags yet, but I'm getting there. Any great tag ideas for us???? hint hint

Love your cards...the poinsettias are beautiful and the snowflakes on the second card are gorgeous. Also love the embossed silver card.

Have a Happy Friday....Jan D., Florida, USA

Meg Owen said...

Love the first card Sue.


cheryl brown said...

Morning Sue,

Well, I don't know where my earlier post went, Somewhere over the Rainbow into the wide Blu Yonder I expect.

Start again then, 2 gorgeous cards cannot pick my favourite.

Do hope you get your voice back soon, Bejay. Nothing worse than having silly remarks on the silence.

Lorraine F. It's always lovely to hear of new arrivals in the family and the babe will be loved so much when he/she arrives. But I do agree with you, a few more years, a good relationship and the ability to support the babe very paramount.
To the young girls in my area, having a baby as young as you can to get the benefits/free housing is a career choice compared to actually working for yourself. I really do despair when they say the money comes from the Government NOT us taxpayers. Reality and self respect checks needed!!!

Warm thoughts of love and gurt big hugs to all in discomfort, pain or loss.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

newbie85 said...

Hi Sue! I hope you and your family enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving! Two lovely cards, but # 1 has my vote! Love the dies on that one and the sparkles!!!!

gailgale said...

Very impressive cards.
Hope you had a great thanksgiving.

lilysmum said...

Good afternoon Sue, Internet back today thankfully. What a trio of stunners-I'm including yesterday's card here too, I will try and get a bit of crafting done later once the g/chn go. Mind you, I'll probably be spent by then!
Hoping you enjoyed thanksgiving. Back to watch the tennis before the onslaught of the twins.
Hugs,Theresa. X
BTW, my die arrived safely - thank you x

Unknown said...

Too,beautiful cards, I think I like the first best as its slightly lighter, but would not say no if someone sent me either for Christmas they would be put in pride of place. Hope you had a lovely thanksgiving yesterday with your family. X

SHARICA said...

Awesome cards especially the top one .. :)

CraftyJo said...

They're both absolutely lovely :)

magpie said...

Hi Sue, Two-fers are good, especially when they're Christmas cards...! My utter utter favourite is the first one. Absolutely gorgeous although I'm not saying the second one isn't, I just love the first one more. "Thank you sue" xx Love Karen xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family and to all our Wilsonettes who are in need too xx Love Karen xx

Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
I'm not really into lots of fancy trims on my cards, but I do like the background of the first card.
My arrived safely this morning.
Margaret xxx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Two lovely cards, the first one is my favourite but only because of the colour xx

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue,

Another two stunning cards, I like them both. Would you believe I have not started on Festive cards, plenty birthday cards coming my way and sympathy cards/ In the craft room this afternoon, going to see what I can get done.

Happy Crafting everyone.

Love and hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Sue stunning card on top and the other one is gorgeous.
Gr Karin

thecraftycavalier said...

Beautiful cards. Love the Noble collection - just treated myself to some dies and this is fabulous inspiration. Thank you, Jayne xx

cuilliesocks said...

How beautiful Sue, love them both but the silver one just takes the edge, Kate x

Cathie said...

Good morning Sue, both cards are beautiful but my favourite is the first one. Have a great day.

terrie said...

Both cards turned out fantastic....
I like the panels on the first card very nice
The second card I think I never seen blue and gold card is awesome...
Well done Sue

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning cards today. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Barbara said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards Sue! If I had to choose it would be the first one as I prefer the colour scheme.

ursula said...

Two really beautiful Christmas cards, but I too prefer the first....luv Ursula xx

Lisbeth said...

Both are nice cards but I particularly like the first one. Love the effect used to create the snowflake background under the frame. I must try this one myself.


Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I like both, but the first one has the edge for me........
I bet you are putting me to shame and are finished with your Xmas cards - alas, the same cannot be said for me, there are too many things need sorting and getting in the way - but once I get my new machine, I'll whizz through :-)
Hugs, Rose

Unknown said...

Two lovely cards !
Anne xo

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two beautiful cards sue x the first one is really pretty and the second one although different still gorgeous xthankyou sue x
Had a lovely few days away but came home with a stinking cold x never mind could be a lot worse x hope all the wilsonettes are well and will catch up when I'm not so blurry eyed !
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

sued99 said...

I love the first card but the colour combination on the second one is not for me. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I like the design of both these cards but the colour combo on the second one I'm not too sure about.


Aspiring crafter said...

Two stunners Sue....can't choose a favourite!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I love everything about this first card it's so pretty. A lovely design for the second card, I'm afraid the colour combination is not to my taste, though I am sure many will love it. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love Christmas Double Days! Having (hopefully) fulfilled all my orders I need to get cracking on my own cards so still need plenty of inspiration. I absolutely love the first one and will try something similar but although I like the design of the second, I'm afraid the colours just don't do it for me.


Unknown said...

Both cards are beautiful sue I love them I'm still trying with my cards sue not been well past week I'm afraid found it hard thank you love June Horrocks xxxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Two fabulous cards, think the first one has my vote.
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

sandieann21 said...

Love both but the first one is my favourite. I think the Noble range is one if the best.

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous cards Sue, I really need a kick up the you know what as I am so far behind in my card making this year. Seems to be all work and no play at the moment. Thanks for sharing, hugs xxxx

Helen E Jones said...

Hi Sue beautiful cards as always

Unknown said...

hi sue,

2 lovely cards today, every time i see this technic i say i really must pluck up the courage to give it a go.

hugs pat xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the first one best as I'm a silver lover.

Karen Drew said...

Two beautiful cards but I think the first one is my favourite
Karen xx

nannapat said...

Both cards are beautiful but the first one is a bit more beautiful in my eyes. I love the silver colour, really gorgeous. Pat x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another fabulous double day and have to admit I prefer the first one, but then I love silver and white, but both have their place and are gorgeous.

Jayne K said...

Amazing card Sue, you never make a card that I don't like.
Thanks so much for the inspiration!

lindagrady said...

2 more beautiful holiday cards. Really like the look of the silver embossed background panels and the poinsettia on the front. More awesome ideas for my last dozen cards or so.

shabbycraftcabin said...

The first card wins for me :-) stunning! Ivy xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful cards, both lovely but I must admit that the first one is my favourite..
Love the traditional silver & white plus with the added sparkle looks amazing.
The second card is equally beautiful & looks really pretty with the blue & gold which is a nice change to try different colours together.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. 2 very different cards today, both of which are lovely. I think no 1 has the edge fir me.
I was lucky & won one of your fantastic cards, which arrived yesterday.
All I can say is the photo didn't do it justice. It will have pride of place in my craft area

Narrowboat girl

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous cards as always, love the noble dies I have used these a lot lately in my festive cards.xx

Theresa said...

both fab but white and silver is my fave. love the paste and sprinkles technique. need to use that, hugs xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards....but it has to be no.1 for me!!!!

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

First one For me sue I love it all xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards again, we are so lucky to have you for inspiration.
Di B. x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Both lovely cards but No. 1 is my favourite.
Rosemary xx

Unknown said...

Hi sue.

Both stunning but my fave is no1.

Love to all xx

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Gosh, I just love two for one Friday specials. I will really miss them after the festive season is behind us:-(
Today's treats are up to and perhaps exceeding...if that's even possible!...your usual high standards Sue- I am definitely most in awe of no.1, it has everything I adore about your cards, a real classic example of sheer elegance and intricate detailing and I have earmarked it as my favourite choice for my Mums special card this year. It incorporates my current favoured technique with the texture paste and I have all the required elements so no excuses. No.2 in terms of design and composition is another winner though the blue and gold colour combination doesn't grab me- I feel sooo guilty saying that because I never don't love your choices, but I just feel that on this occasion I would have chosen something different....oh dear, I hope I'm not lynched!
I almost completed three cards today...sounds more impressive than it is cos I had done a little prep yesterday.....a couple were snow scenes using the lovely trees and deer and the other was similar to your recent channel card using the snowflake border and St Lucia dies...I say similar because I didn't watch the video demo beforehand and got a bit mixed up with the die cut combinations, achieving a slightly different result which works but boy did I feel a berk:-) I abandoned my efforts to watch Andy in the Davis Cup, I love my sports...just wish that I was fit enough, or talented enough, to still do some myself!
Watching the soaps now in my bed with Darcey holding her paws as she snoozes-the little minx has a cheek, she had me up at 6am for a feed, I then attempted to go back to bed and she followed five mins later to ask for a different one only to refuse it and go outside for a walk instead!
Linda, thanks but I can't imagine why anybody would find my boring ramblings even mildly entertaining! The Bose has gone down a treat but I really should have kept it till Christmas, now I'm going to have to buy a surprise as well- I can never keep a present secret though!
Hope you were able to craft today, I don't know about you but it can be a great form of distraction from ailments, mental and physical.
Maria, you have given me the perfect present for Brodies Christmas, a pack of four smoothies!...maybe he'll stop pilfering mine then:-) I am hiding my last one so well that I couldn't remember where I had put it, it took me half an hour to find it today!
Theresa, you poor soul, hope your cold clears up soon , there's nothing worse than being bunged upxxx
Lorraine F, congrats on your recent news great granny! Sixteen is very young, I agree, but as long as she's got a good support network I'm sure she'll cope. It must have come as a big shock to you all, your granddaughter will have to mature very quickly, I wish you all the best in the coming months as the reality sinks in and after the happy arrival:-)
June, glad to hear your recovering after your op, you must be so excited at the prospect of seeing properly againxxxx
Melody & Molly, I hope you both are ok and Francis is still managing his excercisesxxx
Yvonne, I hope you are ok too honey and not too exhausted- maybe your absence is due to wild parties and orgies and not fatigue, if so, you go girl!xxx
Huge hugs to all my blog buddies, old and new, hope that you are having a lovely eveningxxx

Crafty hugs,


hazel said...

Hi Sue
Love these Christmas cards they are gorgeous. Your right Christmas is not far away
it will be here before we know it. I have most of my cards made only have close family left to make and my wreaths for my doors
Take care Sue
Hazel G XX

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Both cards today are stunning but if I had to choose it would be no.1 simply because of the colours. Love the composition of no.2 just not sure about the blue and gold. Still got loads of Christmas cards to make and am starting to go into panic mode. It must be really difficult for you, I expect everyone you know wants one of your beauties to grace their homes, how on earth do you cope.

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxxx

Marianna Hammer said...

Ohh these are beautiful!

Eunice said...

Both cards are very interesting!!

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,
Two very beautiful cards, I would be thrilled if I received either of these cards.
They are both gorgeous.
Good night, God bless,Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
They are both lovely but I think I prefer the first one.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Dawn Holben said...

I absolutely love the first one, just love silver on christmas cards and love the design and the debossed
snowflake die is gorgeous.
I do love the design on the second one but not too keen on the gold and blue, but it is still pretty.

DeeDee7770 said...

Beautiful cards Sue. The first one would be my choice but who wouldn't want either of them. December is fast approaching as our thermometer dips below zero each night. We have just a little snow..."it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..." Have a great weekend Sue and family.

Melody said...

Hi sue, gorgeous cards they are both lovely if had to pick it would be the 1st one love the dies an colours. Take cars Melody xxxXxx
pam yes all is ok bit of a turn but he is now settled, h an Molly as no internet at the minute xxx

Sandy H said...

Two lovely cards. I've got a soft spot for poinsettias so I especially like the first card. Oh if only my festive cards were done and dusted. They haven't even got into the starting blocks yet. Lots of December birthdays to sort first. All the inspiration you can give, please!!
Take care everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Two beautiful cards again this week. The first one has my vote as i just love the silver on white. The second one has a lovely layout but am not sure of the colours but i will change the blue to milk and see what happens. Have a lovely weekend Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Unknown said...

Love the grey and white card - how nice to have a monochrome card with silver as the effect is soft and pretty.


in Sheffield

Littlelamb said...

Both cards are lovely Sue. Would choose the first one I think but love them both.

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue and your crafty crew
Love double card days and these two are no exception
Beautiful Sue
Theresa G xx

Unknown said...

Both stunning Sue! I especially like the first one as I have a thing for Silver grey at present. Xx

Tami Grant said...

I love the both cards. The silver and white are traditional holiday colors, but the light blue and gold are not. The blue/gold card is unique and I just like be it.

Txcowgirl said...

My, my, these are amazing. The first one has to be my favorite however, love the colors together in it.
Lorraine-I know it will be difficult at times. The same thing happened to my little sister years ago, and she was expecting twins! Sixteen was very young, and back then, not so easily accepted as today. The twins are now grown, both with children of their own, and what a glorious blessing they've always been. My mom did most of their raising, along with 3 older aunts helping out. They became all our babies, and we're so proud of who they've become. The first time my mom was on hospice care and refused to eat, this granddaughter (the twins were boy and girl), flew here across the country, and stayed almost every minute by her side, spoon feeding her one small bite at a time, for days. Well, she pulled through, and lived another 4 years. She showed her such love and devotion, not many young women with 2 small children of her own to care for, would have done this. I believe God blesses when life is chosen.