Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi there my crafty friends!  Thanks so much for the wonderful comments for the die launch this past week, so glad to hear that you liked them!  Back on our usual schedule now, but I have a bit of an extra for you today.  I have two versions of this card and I will be giving them both away.  So leave a comment on this blog post for the chance to win one of the versions of these cards.    I started by letterpressing the background and that is the only difference between these.  On one version I inked one side of the embossing folder and on the other version, I inked the opposite side of the folder.  It is sort of nice to be able to comp-are and contrast the differences though I think.  I used the Let It Snow embossing folder and inked it with Cloudy Blue Adirondack pigment ink.  I inserted coconut white card into the folder and ran it through the Grand Calibur to transfer the ink to the card.  For the centre section, I cut the Snowflake mini Striplet out of white card and backed it with a sticky adhesive sheets.  I coated the front with Diamond Sprinkles to fill in all the exposed adhesive areas, then matted it with white and blue card, raising it with foam for dimension.  For the focal element, I letterpressed the Debossed snowflake die using Cloudy blue ink as well.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the snowflake tag and attached it across the die cut in the centre of the card.  Finally I finished with my usual mats and layers but added a frame of white PVA glue dots all the way around.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Which version do you prefer?  The winners will be announced on Saturday's blog post.

Julia Watts has more shows on Hochanda today.  Be sure to tune in at 9am, 12 noon, 4pm and 7pm to see all her great demos!   All for now, Sue x














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Pam said...

Beautiful cards, both gorgeous. Thank you Sue for the last few days showing your new dies, so enjoyable.
Melody, I'm so glad Francis us home, that must be a big relief for you. I hope he continues to improve now, you too.
Tracey, hope you are well after treatment.
Hugs to all.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards a very subtle difference but I think number two edges it for me.
Nancyd xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, I think number 2 just nudges itself first for me. Just that subtle difference can make a card look so different. Thank you for all your launch posts, now my wishlist has grown extra long but maybe Santa will bring me some. Yvonne xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Two beautiful cards thank you.
Thank you Sue for all you blogs over the weekend the cards and dies are Brilliant. Take care Kitty.

my craft cupboard said...

Sue you have created 2 beautiful cards. It is very difficult to pick which one I prefer, although #2 is the winner with me.
hugs
sharon :)

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Both of these dies are stunning, the 2nd one shows the colour more
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

anne mather said...

Morning Sue,
These cards are really nice and difficult to choose between the two.
I think I like the second one but they are both so nice.
Thank you for the die release - it was lovely to open up the blog to see what was next!
Anne M xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another two stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love both versions it would depend who I was sending to which one I would use. I've really enjoyed the last few days your best launch yet I can't wait to see your samples/videos following this launch. Your apple blossoms are beautiful, I'm enjoying using them in so many different ways.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...


Love them both. If I had to choose it would be the second one for me as I a sucker for aqua tones. Thank you
Maggie B xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I do like the embossing folder and the different ways you have used it
I have enjoyed the past few days, it is always exciting when you reveal your new dies
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW Two beautiful cards. The difference is very subtle in the colour and i do love them both but the second one just edges ahead for me. Thank you for the last few days and congratulations on your new die release i think they have been a hit with everyone.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. It is amazing the difference between the 2 cards with just a subtle change in colour. Think I prefer the 2nd card but both are lovely as usual

Narrowboat girl

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning cards today, love them both :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Thank you very much for your multiple posts showing us your new collection, a lot of Christmas lists will be being adjusted now I'm sure. Love both of today's cards, it's incredible to see what a difference it makes by letterpressing the opposite side of the EF. Sue XXX

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards Sue. Like the effect letter pressing gives . The 2 no card just has the edge for me. JJxx

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Wow two stunning cards Sue, love them both, great designs, avsolutely gorgeous

Love & hUgs

Jacquie Jacobs
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

crossstitchmarg said...

Wow Sue, both of these cards are gorgeous I couldn't choose between either of them.
It's been wonderful seeing all your new dies over the past days, thank you for sharing them with us and showing us examples of what can be made with some of them.
I love all your dies, you are a very talented lady.
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Love both versions of this card so pretty. Well done again on your new dies.

Left messages on previous post should have put them in her instead fibro fog again sorry.

Hugs
Linda xx

rosiejt said...

Ii like both of these, but the second one is just that little bit different.

Anonymous said...

Spoiling us again, Sue, with two cards for the giveaway! Both so pretty and great to see the difference in using each side of the EF - really no preference here, both lovely and the colours so gentle.
Tracy, so pleased chemo went well - you'll be much better off with the permanent line + is Ayr a nice place for craft shopping? lol
Melody - hope you're feeling better and Francis happy to be home again.

'P' in Wales

Rachel Macfarlane said...

Beautiful cards Sue loved both colour ways ....well done on a splendid launch... all the dies are amazing ....!
Luv Rach :)
Rachel Macfarlane

Maria Illsley said...

Oh sue how can I make a decision. They are both gorgeous. Loving the letter pressing xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. What a lovely surprise, straight after a fab die launch a double give away! I love both cards as they are packed with beautiful cut and embossed details. Thank you for showing us the two letterpress effects together, what difference they make! I personally find it impossible to pick a favourite as both are stunning.x

Annie Pennington said...

Both cards are stunning Sue. I would love to win either one of them.

I love the snowflake dies, they are my favourite dies for Christmas cards this year.

Annie P
xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Both of these cards are gorgeous but if I had to choose then the second one just has the edge for me.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Linda Graham said...

Love the letterpress technique and as your folders emboss so well great results,lovely card Sue,thank you,Linda x

auscrafts said...

two lovely cards with a very subtle difference

Linda Downs said...

Good Morning Sue, an absolute stunner of a Christmas card! I also love the letter pressing technique, and you gave an invaluable tip to use pigment ink, as I have tried this technique in the past with other inks, which didn't transfer the ink completely, and bits were missing.
I have to say my favourite card out of the 2 you made is the one with white snowflakes and the cloudy blue background. Best Wishes, Linda in Glasgow

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
You're just spoiling us now! Two exquisite cards, both equally stunning in my book. Would love to win either one of them. I too, have used the snowflake border quite a lot this year. Went a bit mad though and teamed with forest green (dark green) for a striking contrast, on a couple of them.
Hugs, Rose

Jan on the Fosse said...


Sue Two beautiful cards today. the second just has the edge for me I think it's because I just love blue. Thank you once again for the last few days for your new die release you really have taken die cut crafting to a new level.
Jan x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards, both gorgeous.
B xx

Granny M said...

Two beautiful cards, but the second one just wins it for me. I wasn't able to comment on all the die launches, but I loved every one. I don't know how you come up with the ideas Sue! Thank you.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Wow! I am making this one today! it is absolutely beautiful, and luckily I have all the dies and embossing folder. So many favourites, but I think this is the best. xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue,

Now this is what I call a proper winter card, lovely snowflakes everywhere. Both versions are stupendous, hard to pick a favourite.

I do hope you are getting a bit of R&R following your new die launch. Many thanks for showing us yet more of your imagination, tips and techniques.

Sorry I have not commented much this week, was laid low after part eating a pie whose pastry must have had an egg wash on. I am allergic to egg products so have been extremely sick for a couple of days. I always make sure that what I eat does not contain them and somehow I missed this one.

Warm thoughts and healing prayers to Melody, Francis (so pleased to hear he is back home)& Tracy (try to focus on your strengths whilst undergoing the chemo).

Gurt big comfort blanket (((((hugs))))) to all in discomfort, pain or loss.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love them both but the blue background with white snowflakes is my preference but its a close run thing!

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, oh you are so kind to give us 2 chances to win a Sue Wilson original. Love both versions, but especially the blue background one. Take care everyone and stay safe with this rotten weather. Bx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of the cards are stunning I love the design. I will be watching Julia. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous cards, just a hint of colour, so pretty, xxx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue two really. I've cards I do like the way you have letter pressed the embossing folder but I prefer the blue background it makes the snowflakes stand out more, Thanks again for the past few days showing us all your new dies
Kathy B xx

Glennis said...

Such a pretty card - I love the soft colour

PharmacyMichele said...

Two gorgeous cards, my favourite is the second one as I love the hint of blue on it.

Michele

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards, wouldn't want to choose between them. It is quite amazing how you can get such a diffenent look just from inking the different sides of embossing folder. So beautiful
.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

carol quinn said...

Both cards are stunning, couldn't choose a preference!
Carol

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
2 beautiful cards.
Same card but 2 different ways of using the embossing folder. Very clever.
Many thanks

Caroljsmith said...

Wow sue I love this card both versions I think anyone would be proud to win one of these cards I know I would and give it pride of place at christmas.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Both cards are stunning beautiful delicate colours I love them both what a great

idea to colour one with a delicate blue gorgeous.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Val.S said...

love both your cards,can't pick a favourite,just stunning!
Hugs
Val.S

Donna Golby said...

Both lovely cards. I like the first as its so cool wintery.
Have enjoy the die launch so many beautiful cards.

Have a great day

Donna

Kath said...

Fabulous cards - so much delicate detail on them.
Kath x

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. The hint of blue makes the second card my preference,but both are lovely.
Jan
Northampton

hettygarlick said...

I love both of those - just gorgeous. Yesterday I made a card using the snowflake mini striplet cut together just as you've done. It made a lovely feature on the card. Your dies are all so versatile and useful Sue. Can't wait to play with some of the new ones!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow, Wow and triple Wow !! this card is magnificent, but my favourite side for the letterpressing is card number 2, the first one is very subtle, but the second is quite distinctive, I absolutely adore number 2.
Lots of love from Patriciaxx

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue hard to choose a favourite but think it will have to be white on white, but love them both x x hazel young nottm

darcydaydream said...

stunning cards. can't really choose a favorite. :) x

Karen Derbyshire said...

I love all the cards, so fresh-looking.

Julie Elliott said...

Both stunning cards, but I love white on white x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue the first card with its hit of blue is lovely and frosty but the second one with the bluer background is my favourite love from Jackie xx

C A W said...

Thoroughly enjoyed the launch and didn't expect a 2 cards today, lovely. For me it is the embossed background, the blue brings out the embossed snowflakes so well. Gorgeous folder and dies. Thanks

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Love both cards equally, two very clever cards .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Karen Drew said...

Two beautiful cards. They look so elegant. Think the second one is my favourite.

Luv
Karen xx

foxyg said...

Wow. Both cards are absolutely stunning. They should be framed.

Val Jones said...

Two amazing cards Sue. Both so beautiful I couldnt possibly pick a favourite. Would love either one on my shelf.
love val in spain x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards and it would be hard to choose one over the other. It would be a pleasure to be given either. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful dies from your recent launch. Brilliant. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards and it would be hard to choose one over the other. It would be a pleasure to be given either. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful dies from your recent launch. Brilliant. Hugs Heather.x

Sylvia Yates said...

Oh Sue how can we possibly compare two exquisite cards such as these? I find it almost impossible, but I must choose the second one,only by a short head, simply because I just love everything blue and white. Good luck to the lucky ladies who win these cards. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Lea Brawn said...

Wow Sue I love both of these. Fabulous cards x

Jane Franklin said...

You have treated us to some great dies and cards and now two cards today. Just fab. I love number 1, just, and I tried the letterpress technique for the first time last week following your instructions and it was beautiful. Will have a go with these two definitely. Thank you Sue. Luv jxxx

lilian said...


Hi Sue, two beautiful cards, love them both equally.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

SueJ said...

Oooh! I have this embossing folder and have just treated myself to a grand calibur.
I will definably be doing this with them.

Both cards are stunning and the effect is so different, I could not choose between them.
Good luck everyone.

dmj from kettering said...


Two fabulous cards, Sue, similar but sooo different,




Doreen x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two very pretty cards, wouldn't want to choose a favourite.
Rosemary xx

Nanny Jo said...

Hi, Sue...I was half expecting today's blog to be a bit of an anticlimax after all the beautiful dies we've seen, but I couldn't have been more wrong! The two cards today are so lovely, so detailed. My letterpress attempts are getting better..(just a little) but yours are quite stunning! Nanny Jo xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Both cards are superb and would grace any festive mantle beautifully.
Have a great day.
Ang x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Oh my, both are absolutely gorgeous!!
:-)
Lorna D

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Two gorgeous cards, just prefer No. 2 with the tiny snowflakes popping up out of the blue background...

I've really enjoyed the past five days, lots of beautiful new dies, the wish list has grown again...so, when is the next die launch?...lol

Izzy

Chris Curry said...

Gorgeous cards Sue, both of them. I cant decide which I would choose but possibly the second one, or may be the first. LOL. I definitely want to attempt a scaled down version of the snowflake striplet and double sided sticky sheets, today if possible. Thank you, and thank you for the last glorious few days. Xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
They are equally lovely would love either on display in my home.
Thank you for the last few days, I really enjoyed seeing your dies and the cards you have made from them. look forward to seeing many more.
Lydia
X

Karrapiper said...

Thought I had finished my Xmas cards but now I will have to make both of these stunning cards. You are such a source of inspiration
Luv karrapiper

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue what subtle differences and yet two very stunning cards, love them both. Have a great day, hugs xxx

Anne said...

Two beautiful cards this morning, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, well the pleasure continues with two fabulous cards. I think I like the second one best as the blue background seems to highlight the focal element more. but both cards are beautiful.
I have really enjoyed the last five days seeing all your fabulous new dies, and am so looking forward to seeing the cards you will make with them. I now have to decide which dies to put on Santa's List.
Wendyx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Wow two stunners again today, it's interesting to see how the background changes depending on which side you ink. I always worry I'm going to ink the wron side so don't try it - silly I know but now I can see it works either way I must give it a go and play! Thank you for sharing such beauties with us.
Love Diane G xxxx

Tracey sending you a hug xxxx
Melody lovely to hear your Frances is home again sending you both a hug xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- both cards are really exquisite and I do love the touch of blue but it's hard to choose which one I prefer. As soon as I saw the first one it reminded me of delicate icing on a wedding cake. Two people are going to be so happy to win one of these. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

June Horrocks said...

Two beautiful cards sue thank you for the past few days it's been brill seeing the new dies love always June Horrocks xxxxxxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card. love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Wow, these cards are gorgeous.
Greetje.

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the cards, the pale blue colour is subtle and the cards are elegant.
Best wishes to all

Susan McG xx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely treat to see 2 cards this morning, both fabulous. Thank you for a fantastic die launch, have loved every minute.
Hugs Theresa Harding xx

Scottydog said...

Ooh what a treat! A two for one which we weren't expecting. They are both lovely but I really love the second one, I keep forgetting to do the letter pressing. Will try that today while it is fresh in my mind. Thank you Sue. Hope we will see you on our TV screens soon showing us different uses for your wonderful new dies. Hope you are well.
Thinking of you Tracy & Melody (pleased Francis is home).

Bente Sørflaten said...

Gorgeous cards, love them both!

Marion said...

Hi Sue what elegant looking cards ,like them both but the second one just
edge's in front for me ,like the blue showing more.
Marion H

Pat James said...

Hi sue,
Two gorgeous cards, love this technique, but yet to give it a go.

Hugs pat xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
I think both are lovely but the second one is my favourite.
The background is just gorgeous.
x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue,
Firstly thankyou for the past week, it gave me my mojo back, (and made my santas list even longer ) with your help after today's beautiful cards I can get going with my Christmas cards. Thankyou again for your generosity. Marlene O xx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Both versions are beautiful, it's quite surprising how different they look just by inking different sides of the folder. If I had to chose I'd pick number two it really makes the snowflakes pop.
Regards
Dorianne

sandy acland said...

This card is stunning, I love all white cards.
But I must say the one with a tinged blue background is stunning:0)

Sandy (tort)

JennyH said...

Both cards are stunning Sue, thanks for the chance to win either one : )

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Glad to be back home and able to get onto your blog every day. How I've missed it. Two great cards but love the background effect on the second one. Hugs xx Pauline A

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - two more gorgeous cards this morning - have not tried this technique yet - must have a go!
Janette x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for sharing the cards you've made with you new launch over the past couple of days.
Love both cards today, however, I think the second card is my favourite though. Love the embossing folder and I already have the tag dies.

gwen70 said...

Both are stunning Sue, think maybe the second one has the edge, two wonderful cards

TDQ Karen said...

Hard to choose but I think the second is my favourite by a smidge. The card is just beautiful x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love them both, both so gorgeous

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, Two stunning cards again difficult to choose! Thank you for the great last few days with all your new designs ,dies and cards.Take care Jane B.

IVY Cheong said...

A very wintry and tactile card, love it. Ivy xx

Anne Crawford said...

Two stunningly beautiful cards! I couldn't possibly choose between them they are both sublime! Fingers crossed !
Anne xo

Karen W said...

Oh my these are both gorgeous and I love them. I love the snowflake border and tag and have used it and love it.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two absolutely beautiful cards this morning. I love white on white - think it's very classy and elegant but I have to say that the second card wins for me today. I think it is beautiful.
Daily hugs to Melody, Francis and Tracy xx
Cheryl sorry you haven't been well and glad you're feeling better.
Love and hugs to all , Alison xxx

mouse said...

Lovely cards Sue, but I would choose number two if I had to pick.

Tressa said...

Two lovely cards that illustrate the versatility of using the letter pressing techniques with an embossing folder.. Would be more than happy to receive either card through the post. Thank you for yet more ideas.

Teresa

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are beautiful but I love the second one just a tiny bit more!!!
Thank you again for giving us the chance to win one of the dies in your latest release. It is so kind and generous of you.
Lesley S x

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards,love them both but if had to choose it would be the slightly subtler first one.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Two beautiful cards difficult to choose between the two the first is more subtle & delicate but I think I prefer the second as the colours stand out more

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Two beautiful cards difficult to choose between the two the first is more subtle & delicate but I think I prefer the second as the colours stand out more

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

What a Beautiful, beautiful card. I love everything about it. The colours are gorgeous and it is so dainty - just like snowflakes!
Thanks again, Sue

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue thank-you dor doing the die-lauch and for all the inspiration, cards and ideas and the chances to win your gorgeous dies.
This Christmas card is just simply beautiful i absoutely love it. ! xx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Two absolute beauties, I love the delicate look of these cards.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

karen keen said...

Good Morning Sue
The contrast between the 2 cards is amazing. Same folder but 2 completely different looks. Fabulous.
Love
Karen Telford xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Wow two totally stunning cards, really must give this letter pressing technique a go, as you've asked which one is our favourite, mine is the second one but both are totally gorgeous
Thank you for the chance of winning an amazing card from you
Hugs Julie x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue, Stunning christmas card, thank you for sharing from Lianne Morrison

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love both these, but i think for me the second one has the edge.

Best Wihses

Julie Bee

Beryl Treble said...

Two beautiful cards Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Decisions, decisions, decisions - nope, it's no good I can't make up my mind which I like the most, they are both lovely.

Beverley W

Barbara said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards! If I had to pick I would chose the 2nd one as I like that splash of colour.

Anonymous said...

Both cards are beautiful you are so talented sue xxx love yvonnebennettxx

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
these cards are amazing two very different styles - love them both
Hugs
Carol x

Anonymous said...

P's I like the second one the best with the raised snowflake background xx loveyvonnebennettxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Ewo lovely card .

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards. I love them both the same.
Regards,
Evis M.

Kate's Cards said...

A beautiful card. Looks like sugar work on a Christmas cake.

utilitygirl said...

Wow - these are beautiful Sue

Julie Kay said...

Beautiful card Sue I love the striplet dies I have a few of them !!! I would love to win one of your cards. Crafty Regards Julie kay xxx

weefortune said...

Two stunning cards, would be very hard to choose and thanks back too you for being so generous to all us craftersd with your cards and dies, hugs Elaine x

Anonymous said...

Love these two Sue especially the second one
Emi

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, how can you ask us to choose when both cards are so gorgeous! OK, if you twisted my arm I would have to say that I am leaning towards number 2. I am very happy though as I have all the ingredients to give it a go.
Frances

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for showing the two different looks you can achieve from the same embossing folder, love the card. Received my noble rectangles B and the interlocking circles mini striplet yesterday so can't wait to try them out, lots of others that I'd like but will have to concentrate on Christmas first

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
I think I like the second version of this card the best. Somehow the blue appears more pronounced and the whole card seems much warmer. This could be just the lighting making the difference.
Margaret xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Oh my days, what a beautiful pair of cards! I think they are both wonderful but the second one has just won for me as I love the pal blue on the background. How generous of you to give both versions away today, two people are going to be very, very happy to receive these.
Bejay x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love both of the cards, I have the embossing folder so will give this a try, would be happy to win with of these cards.
Take care, Jess xxx

lilysmum said...

Good morning Sue, gorgeous cards today, I like the letter press technique but haven't been too successful with my attempts, maybe it was the choice of ink as you suggest. Out of your two cards I think the second just edges it for me. Wishing you and all your followers well, hugs, Theresa x

Lesley Cann said...

Two lovely cards shows what can be creative using the same dies. The second one just wins my vote.

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wow both stunning cards and can't choose a favourite they are both so beautiful x may have an attempt at a version myself later after my chores x thankyou again so for everything you do x
Hope all are ok from barney's appearance last night x
Cheryl sorry you are poorly hope you feel better soon x
Linda have a lovely time in sheffield and hopefully the pride for your son will help you feel better x
Tracy hope your feeling ok from yesterday x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
Love today's card, I prefer the second card with the blue on the surface rather than in the recessed snowflakes, both are stunning, so pretty,
Giving that 'cold and frosty' feel to the cards.
I am probably one if the few that hasn't decided on a Christmas card theme yet, I need to get my thinking cap on, I had decided I quite like the blue and white theme, I made a 'periwinkle' blue and white shaker card a couple of weeks ago on my blog and loved the colour combination for Christmas cards so I may well go for that.
The strong winds seemed to have died down a little today thankfully, I hope that all of you stayed safe and nobody suffered any damage!
Have a good day everyone,
Hugs
Sandra
Xxxxxxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
lucky us! Following on from the fabulous release we have a bonus twofer and they are both beautiful. Definitely something to try for those of us with Christmas cards still to make. What a difference using the other side of the EL makes.
Two lucky people this week - good luck !
Muriel x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two absolutely gorgeous Christmas cards. I love them both. They are intricate, delicate and so pretty with a touch of sparkle. Thank you for showing your beautiful new dies.

Nannieflash said...

Morning Sue, oh wow two stunning cards they are just beautifully created I love the diecuts and your colour choice. hugs Shirleyxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
OH Two amazing stunning cards I love them both
thanks for sharing
Hugs Sarah N (Rotherham)

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes from a wet and windy Ochil Hills,
Oh Sue i love both cards but i actually think that i like the debossed snowflakes with their hint of the blue colour in them. It matches so nicely with the blue of the card that you have picked to mat and layer with. The embossed snowflake card is just as beautiful but i love how you have got just the hint of colour in the first design. I'm glad that you had a good response to your beautiful new collection as there isn't one die in the new lot that i don't need. You had ideas going around my head like nothing on earth when i uncovered each new set, but who knows my OH might just give me some money at Christmas so that i can treat myself to much needed dies( and if you could see my place you would understand why i have not a cats chance of getting it). Oh well a girl can dream but i will get those dreams to become a reality some time. I hope you are recovering from your marathon postings and the making up of all your cards that you made to show of the dies. It must be really hard to decide upon which card you have made, as i presume there is more than one, to show each die set of to its full advantage and so that we can see what is possible with them as they some of them you don't get the full picture until you see them made up. Thank you Sue for all your hard work,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

samantha wade said...

Fabulous card, I really enjoyed your new die launch, something for everyone, love all the finishing touches.x

Lorraine Freeman said...

Morning all.
Sue, you are such a star. I love both of today's cards, just right up my street and yes like so many others the second just edges it for me too :)
Melody and Molly so glad to hear Francis/Grandad is home. I wish him all the best on his mission to build himself up.
Tracey, I am glad you got your treatment and that once the line is in it will be easier next time. I hope the after effects are not too awful.
Laine, I love your posts. I hope you are starting to feel better.
Last night I went to a craft group and we made Christmas wreaths. Why do I never stick to what I plan ? So I am not happy with it because it's not how I pictured it.
Oh well, I still need to put a bow on it so it will be different again. Something else I have been working on is not going as hoped so think that will end up in the bin.
I really need to create something I am happy with to help my mood.
Going to find my pad so I can keep track of posts on here, my brain cells don't work together!
Wishing good things to all xxx

Helen Bell said...


Hi Sue

How lucky are we? After your new die release this week we now find two more gorgeous cards on your blog. Even more lucky to have the chance to win one. So thank you.

I love both of them, but I think the second one jumps out to me more.

Love Helen x

Paula said...

No way could I choose which card I prefer, I love both of them. Although having said that, maybe the second card is my favourite? Decisions, decisions! They are both beautiful cards, and using my favourite colours too. :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Really beautiful!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Hope you are well today. My! you have been busy again! Loving this beautiful card...
From
AnnieB, Irchester, Northants

Meg said...

Such beautiful cards Sue, I do prefer the first colour way though.

Love
Meg
xxxx

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards, I would love to win either one of them. Love the letter pressing technique.
Jane F. Wales

CraftyJo said...

They're lovely but I do prefer the first one with the white snowflake background.

Unknown said...

What very pretty cards - they really capture the feeling of frosted snowflakes.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Jan
in Sheffield

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Both versions lovely but if I'm pushed I would chose the second one as I think the white snowflakes show up a bit more. SueL x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful cards love all the intricate detail on them stunning.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry
xxx

donna sherman said...

Hi Sue. BOTH cards are beauties - I can't pick one over the other!!!! They are both gorgeous!!!!

Crafty Clare said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, but I like the second one the best. I will give it a try.
Clare Anne x

Carole said...

Hi Sue, i love both versions but my fav is the first one on this card. I love this technique so thanks for showing it, i'm going to try it myself! Your cards really inspire me!

Carole x

sunshinepen said...

MOrning Sue, lovely card and I have been trying the sticky backed technique today and really pleased with it.

Lovely card.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Gail Chase said...

Beautiful card today Sue, wintery and wonderful.

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Wow! Oh! Wow! two absolutely stunning cards.
Love them both
Hugs
Patricia xxx

Jill Liddle said...

Two very lovely cards. Both as lovely as the other. Cannot split them.

Lesley Thomas said...

They are both beautiful cards, Sue, I think the second one is my fave, but not quite sure why. Anyway, I love both, all except the sentiment - no snow here please, at least until after Christmas. Ireland is not equipped to deal with much snow, and the last time it was bad, I was marooned in my house for 11 days because two hills weren't gritted to allow me to get my car to the top of them. Ruined our Christmas lunch, we had it on 11th January instead, and it wasnt quite the same!

Nina Spear said...

Hi Sue
Two very gorgeous cards. I am sure I remember you demoing them a while ago and thought, at the time, how lovely they were. Congratulations on your latest launch, they are all lovely.
Nina x

nannapat said...

Sue I can't possibly choose between these two beauties. They are both absolutely stunning and I love the detail in those gorgeous dies. Pat x

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & everyone
Oh Wow two beautiful cards today you are spoiling us. I love both versions they are stunning if I had to choose I think the first no the second haha I told you I love them both. Love everything about them both. Thank you Sue For showing all your new die releaseas it's been a fabulouse few days. I love Eveyone one of this release I need them all please Santa lol.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy hope your first chemo treetment hasn't been too bad for you Sending you many (((((Hug's))))) xxxx

Melody Molly so pleased Francis/Grandad is home really wish him well with building himself up Sending you all Big Hug's xx

WheelyBad hope today is a better one for you Hug's for you & cuddles for Billy xx

Hug's for BETH & DEB C thinking of you both xx

Big Hug's for friends & everyone xx

Crafting Queen said...

Two stunning cards.

Tracy Stitt said...

Ayr doesn't have much in its wee craft shop. Craft world in Glasgow is my favorite to goto xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Thanks Cheryl I hope u feel better soon x

iReneM said...


WOW
Two beautiful creations.

If pushed to make a choice...
it would be the blue...by a whisker :)

X

DeCor said...

They are both so good. I usually like monochrome, but I like the way the snowflakes pop on the background of the coloured card. Basically I love em both.

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards! I love them both, but the blue background pops out to me a little more.

-stampkat in Raleigh

Anonymous said...

I love this technique and find it really makes you appreciate the beauty of the embossing folders. Both cards are beautiful...I think my fav is the one with more blue in the background....Jan D., Florida, USA

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue these are both wonderful. They are pretty and delicate and anyone would be lucky to win one x

Tracy Stitt said...

Afternoon sue.
I have so enjoyed the past 5 days of ur collections they are fabulous as always.
Your cards today look super both look as great S each other.

Well ladies. Feeling a little sicky today was up all night crying think things were just getting to me so I've slept for About 2 hrs.
Thanks for well wishes alimecca, Lynda and Lorraine f. If I've missed anyone sorry Iose track as I go down lol.

Love an hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the effect of the letterpress. They are both so pretty.
Thank you for offering us two giveaways.
Veronique L

June Smith said...

Afternoon Sue and all Wilsonettes, sorry late today only my broadband has only just come back on, I think it must have been the high winds and storms that knocked it out, had nothing since last night.

Anyway I see two beautifully stunning cards today which are adorable, I really love the dies you have used, they definitely are a winner for me.

I know everyone would like to own a 'Sue Wilson' signed original, so I will wish everyone good luck in the draw.

Now to go and check out my other blogs to comment on and then watch a bit of Julia.

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

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
Where Do I Begin I Can't Thank You Enough
For All Your Outstanding Cards And I'm Loving Your New Dies
As Always Your Being Extremely Kind With Your New Dies,
And I Wish "Good Luck" To The Lucky Blog Members That May Win One.
I Just Love Today's Cards And Again Two Stunning Cards
So Rich And Extremely Opulent I Love Both Versions Of The
Cards, You Have Such "A Wonderful Kind Heart" Thank You So Very Much.
As Always Thank You For The Tips And Techniques The One I Contacted
You About Recently I Tried Your Way And It Works Wonderfully
What Would I Do Without You.
Take Great Care My Friend
Warmest Wishes To Your Wonderful Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
Carry On Crafting ✂️✂️✂️

Crafty Cruiser said...

Both truly stunning cards.
Doreen R

Lisbeth said...

A very pretty card Sue, lovely wintery colours. I have just been playing with some of these dies myself, but as usual, your cards look so much better than mine. However, with your inspiration this has encouraged me to have another go.

Lisbeth

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Two beautiful cards today and it is lovely to see a card both ways - if you know what I mean! My favourite is the second one but I think both are really lovely. Blue being more prominent in the 2nd one does it for me I think!
Just watched Julia on Hochanda! Really great programme and it was lovely to learn about the Platinum Machine . Julia covered just about everything and has given me lots to think about. It was so helpful.
Take care everyone in this awful weather!
Take care Tracey - you will get there! I'm sure you will.
Love to all,
Myra xxx

Tina Couper-Marland said...

Just love the delicate colours of this card today. Anyone would prevlidged to win one of your beauties.

Best wishes
Tina CM from West Ozzie

magpie said...

Hi Sue, oh wow, gorgeous cards and lovely the letter pressing with them both in the cloudy blue....wow! Good luck to the two lucky ladies out there for these gorgeousnesses! Good luck everyone in the blog launch of dies! xx Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes in need of some too xx Great news to hear about Francis x Big big hugs to build you all up xxx Tracy, it is hard and you will feel sick. Hope they have given you anti sickness tablets to help a bit. It's all part and parcel of the journey. Big big hugs for you too. "Thank you Sue" for everything that you do xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Myra from Florida... I love the color do thus card and this release is just right for me. I'm in love again with these dies and combos. I would love to win this.

Barbara (C) said...

Stunning cards today and everyday! BarbaraC

Julie said...

Hi Sue, absolutely stunning cards yet again and I think I have everything to try to recreate these cards but I doubt they will be anywhere near as excellent as yours

Have a lovely day
Julie x

rjsmusic said...

I love the snowflake dies! Beautiful cards!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
wow these cards are gorgeous. I agree, it is good to see the difference. These are so crisp, I love them. Really must have a go at letter-pressing.
Love DJay xx

Mary Blight said...

Good Afternoon Sue & All the Wilsonettes! I hope you are all well & not suffering too much with these dreadful storms? We are not too bad, here in Pembrokeshire, but BAD ENOUGH! HEHE! My Mother & I have both had this awful flu that's going around & I can honestly say that it's knocked me completely & I NEVER give in to colds, normally! Still, I'm getting better slowly, although my Mum is still poorly!I love the card you've done today, Sue, it looks really crisp & Wintry! I would love to be in with a chance of winning something like that! I should really be getting on with my Christmas cards but I haven't had the 'get up & go' to get motivated! Time to start, me thinks! Best wishes to you all! From, Mary Blight XXX

Rosie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Sue......L Rosie. xxxxxx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards , I like the ideas on both cards,thanks sharing your ideas,
loved all your new dies
Best wishes
Karen M

Cathie Weary said...

Good morning Sue. Just love both cards today. It is so nice to see the difference. Hard to choose which one I like best as they are both awesome. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Hi Sue
Your snowflake die, embossing folder and wording are so unique! They make the most wonderful card together. Love how you showed the embossing folder using both sides. My preference is the pushed up side up, but both are great. This one is in definite competition with your other delicate snowflake embossing folder.
Karen, Portland, Ct

barbara macaskill said...

Both of these are absolutely magical!! LOVELOVELOVE them both! Would be pleased as punch to win either one of them! Thanks for the chance to!

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