Friday, 11 December 2015

Christmas Double Day

Hello crafters!  Up first is one of my favourite Christmas cards, it is just so different!  I started by creating the background using Holly Sprays cut out of vintage gold card and black card.  I covered a piece of coconut white card with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and laid the holly sprays around the edge.  I trimmed the edges then coated the remaining exposed adhesive with Diamond Sprinkles.  For the focal element, I cut a frame out of silver card using the Ornate Pierced Design Nobles.  I cut a thin black edge and glued it to the frame.  I added mounting foam to the back and seated the frame over a piece of gold card.  I cut the St. Lucia die in black and glued it to the centre of the frame.  I stamped my sentiment then cut a gold frame to go over it.  I cut a thin silver frame to accent the gold frame and glued it into place, then seated the frame in the middle of the St. Lucia die.  I completed the card with a white pierced mat, thin silver, gold and black mats and another wider white mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.






For card number two, I reached for some decorative script paper from my stash.  I covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet, then coated it with micro beads for texture.  I cut all three of the Deer family out of brown card and highlighted them with tea dye distress ink while still in the die.  I cut small pieces of black card to glue behind the open filigree area to make them more solid.  I cut several of the Winter Trees out of green card then highlighted them with Forest Moss distress ink before removing them from the dies.  I glued the trees and deer to the lower portion of the card, adding mounting foam to the two larger deer to raise them.  I cut the Merry Christmas die in both brown and black and used the darker one as a shadow, then glued them to the upper portion of the card.  I matted the card in milk card, using the Ivory PVA glue to make dots around the edge.  I added a thin black mat and a final milk mat to finish it off.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.

I am launching a new One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm.  I do hope that you are able to tune in!  If not, I will have shows at 9am, 12 noon, 4pm and 7pm on Saturday.  All for now, Sue x






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145 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card, just gorgeous. Love no 2
Daily hugs to all who are not well, Melody, missing you, hugs to you all.
Icy this morning folks, keep warm and safe.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous Chrismas cards but I think number two is my favourite.
Nancyd xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Two very lovely cards, Thank you.
I shall be watching tonight and tomorrow.
Have fun and take care Kitty.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Two lovely cards today. I really like the tree and dear dies.
I will keep these in mind when I start next year's cards
Xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely cards I used the Holly spray on a few of my cards this year and will be posting the last of them today yey, I even have nearly all birthday cards done for January
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Karen Derbyshire said...

Love both cards, hard to pick a favourite.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such stunning cards today, they are both so beautiful, it is hard to say which is my favourite out of the two, I think the 'deer' one, it reminds me of where my sister lives in East Sussex and herds of deer roam across her land every day, it is amazing to see them grow and become big and strong and bring into the world deer of their own.

I will definitely be watching Sue, I only wish I could tape them and refer back to them often but it is not to be as I have Virgin Media.

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

tracy w said...

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

Jan.moogie said...

Two super cards today Sue and love how you made the holly background, one to try me thinks. Thanks for sharing, hope to watch you on tv, hugs xxxx

Pearl said...

2 beautiful cards today Sue, I cannot choose between them I love them both.

The composition, colours and shapes are equally fab.

Thank you.

I have most of these dies now and have used the deer family and the borders and tags and the Christmas trees on most of my cards this year.

I still have 4 special cards to make and I will probably be using the holly as well.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two exquisite cards today, I love them both but I think number 1 just edged in. I will be watching. Yvonne xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Two fab cards Sue, the first one is my favourite.

Anonymous said...

Nice cards Sue. Like the deer one. Have a nice weekend everyone. Looking forward to shows,recorder set. JJxx

Sylvia Yates said...

Thank you Sue. Two beautiful cards. I think the second one is my favourite. Looking forward to seeing you on hochanda tonight. Have a great weekend. I shall watching you and picking up even more tips. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. I can't believe that we soon won't have double Christmas Fridays! Two gorgeous cards but I really love no.1, it's so unusual to see the holly cut in different colours. Sky+ is set for all your shows but I hope I have chance to watch them live too. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Julie Elli said...

I'm so excited! Two fabulous cards and you on the telly! My wish come true as I only just commented yesterday about missing you on the telly!
The deer are my total favourite dies of all time and I love how Baby is standing behind Mummy deer.
The holly background is genius! I'm going to adapt this for a 40th birthday with flowers instead of holly.
Thanks Sue.
Big hug
Julie E

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
I Hope You Arrived Back Home Safe And Sound!!!!!!!
I So.......... love Friday's Double Card Days
Today's Cards Are Truly Tremendous, Outstanding,
Rich, And Extremely Opulent.
I Love Number One I Just Love The Tremendous
Colour Palette It's Just So Stunning.
Then Number Two Is Just Beautiful With The Stunning
Deer!!!! And Fantastic Background.
I For One Can't Wait To Watch You On "Hochanda" 😀😀🎉🎉🎉
I Will Watch Every Single Program And Tape Them Also
Because As Always I'm Sure You'll Share Lots Of Fantastic
Tips And Techniques With Us!!!!!!!!!
I Really Hope We Get To See You Do More Than One Demo In
One Show I Understand They Need To Sell Products But I'm
Being Selfish We Need To Watch You Demo.
Take Great Care Sue
Warmest Fond Wishes To Your Mom And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

carol quinn said...

2 stunners...number 2 is my favourite
Carol

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two beautiful cards number two is my favourite. Looking forward to your shows will be watching and recording.
Hugs x
Heather T

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Two fab cards, I love both and can't pick a favourite from between them. X

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. Both cards are beautiful. I find the holly sprays so useful.
Looking forward to this evening.
Jan
Northampton

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards but my favourite is the first one. I love the way you have made the background with die cuts and sparkle! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Steph....I hope you are well. I really miss your posts which always made me chuckle!! Come back soon.
Hugs.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful Xmas cards, both of them.
With card no.1 being an absolute stunner and my favourite but card no.2 is so sweet.
Good luck with your launch (not that you need it), I'm looking forward to seeing you again on our screens.
Hugs, Rose

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards today, I do like the way you used the holly in the background it's very effective and I do like the second card with the reindeers they are nice and Christmassy, looking forward to watching your shows tonight and tomorrow
Kathy B x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue the cards today are gorgeous and both so different. I have really enjoyed using the Deer Family and Winter trees die sets this year they are stunning. Good luck with the shows I will be watching. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I love the holly spray background and those trees. Glad to see you back on our screens. It's been too long. I will be watching as many as I can!

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
two lovely cards but number two - absolutely love it!! The deer are my favorite dies this Christmas.
Alarm set for 7 am not that I will probably need it, has been so hot today, had the air con on to have any chance of doing anything Christmassy at all. Not complaining, love summer though I would love a cold Christmas just once.
have a great weekend
Muriel x

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

Both cards are real winners I love the idea you have used for the background of the first very clever is there no end to your creativity?????

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

auscrafts said...

2 lovely cards for Christmas ,think the second one is my favourite

lilian said...


Hi Sue, love both of these cards, as I've not finished this years cards might borrow!!!! some of these ideas
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, todays cards are both fabulous, totally different in their designs, but perfect for Christmas. As much as I like them both, I like the first one the most, as it is very unusual. Have a great day, looking forward to the shows. Bx

hazel young said...

Lovely pair of stunning cards Sue xx hazel

Jan on the Fosse said...


Good Morning Sue
Two great cards No.2 is my favourite.Looking forward to the shows.
Jan

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love both of these cards, think the deer one might just have the edge. I am really enjoying all your new videos on YouTube, you have been very busy. They are great, keep them coming. Will be watching Hochanda, good luck, although I know you won't need it.

Love Rosemarie x x

PharmacyMichele said...

Two fantastic cards, think the first one is my favourite. Love the background.

Michele

nattyboots said...

Two lovely cards Sue,
The second is my favorite .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Debra Kenworthy said...

Wonderful cards today Sue! The second is my favourite although I love the background of the first one, I may try this in red and green. Debra x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Oh 2 beautiful cards today , I have made all my cards now thank goodness just got a few birthday ones to make
thanks for sharing hugs Sarah xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Great cards Sue, number two with those sweet deer wins it for me !
Shall be watching the shows when I can Sue , have fun!
XxRuth

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Oh! I think these are my favourite Christmas cards. I especially love the background on card number one and I love everyrhing on card number two.

All set for tonight and tomorrow. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Love
Roz.x

Marion Bull said...

Just gorgeous - love both cards but number 2 is stunning! Thank you

Maggie B

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Its my favourite time of the week again. Double day Fridays Horray lol. Both of your cards are beautiful. The first is very rich and elegant, loving the way you have made the background with the holly sprays, very effective and the second one is just as gorgeous with those reindeers and trees. So sorry cant pick a favourite as i would be happy to recieve either one of these through my letter box. Hope you are all ready for your shows tonight and tomorrow. The recorder is all set to tape your shows but hopefully i will be able to watch them as well. Good Luck Sue.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue .Have to say you have out done yourself today.I adore both cards .Will be watching tonight .Gloria (sidcup) xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love both cards today :-) Looking forward to your shows. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards. Looking forward to your demos on Hochanda.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love them both.
Looking forward to your shows on Hochanda!
Veronique L

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Two very different cards for you and for us. I love the black and gold combination on the first one. Can't wait for tonight. Reminder set. x

Anonymous said...

Do love Christmas double days, Sue, and sorry that they will be coming to an end soon. Really like the first one, have the holly sprays but can't find mine due to messy craft room (cue NY resolution!).
Melody feeling anxious for you & sending hugs. Also to Tracy, Laine and all in need.

'P' in Wales

Anne said...

Two beautiful cards, Sue. Looking forward to the shows.

Anne (Northampton)

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, love them both, will have to get the holly sprays

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I like both but the second one takes the 1st prize !
Take care
love Marg

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful cards love them both

sunshinepen said...

beautiful cards and looking forward to the shows

crafty hugs pen x

carol edwards said...

Both lovely cards Sue, do like the second one a little more. Looking forward to Hochanda. X

Marion said...

Hi Sue both cards are beautiful.I really like the holly background
on the first one.
Marion H

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love both cards, I have put the recorder on for all the shows, Cannot wait . love Jean Z xxx

Chris Curry said...

Two lovely cards Sue, probably pick the first one if I had to choose a favourite. Looking forward to tonight's shows and tomorrows reveals on your blogg. Thank you. Xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Two more wonderful cards, I love them both.
I am almost at the end of a very busy week, not managed any card making at all yet. I have a Doctors appointment today, and my Husbands 63rd Birthday tomorrow.
I Am going try this evening to finish my Christmas cards just 3 of my Daughters & their partners, and my Husbands cards to do. I might attemp to do my version of the first card you have posted today for my Husband. Thankfully all I have to do for his Birthday card is personalise it.
I am looking forward to your shows, and will tape them all in case I miss any.
Have a great time
Maggie

Jane Franklin said...

I love the holly background but not sure about the black, sorry. The second card is so effective and is my favourite for today. 8PM getting closer great! Best wishes to all jxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two brilliant Christmas cards, the second one wins by a whisker! Can't wait to watch your shows - have set the recorder too. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow, Wow, Wow!! two fantastic Christmas cards, each so different, but each so magnificent. I love them equally !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue.
Tow lovely cards, the second one has the edge, I used the trees and deer on so many of my cards this year I love them.
Looking forward to your shows.
Lydia
X

Tressa said...

Two impressive cards and I have difficulty in choosing which I prefer. I think number one has the edge, perhaps because I have all the dies and have some time this afternoon to make a copy for my reference folder.

Some very useful ideas here. Thank you.

Teresa

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely Christmas cards, but I especially like the background on the first, so creative and a great use for the die.
:-)
Lorna D

rolfi said...

Morning Sue,
both cards are wonderful - I can´t say which is my favourite.
Good luck for the shows. I will watch.
Rolf xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Some more lovely ideas, thanks Sue.
Rosemary xx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards and number one just edges it for me, I have used the background idea on a card for my mum in law and am very pleased with the result.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Two lovely cards, normally any "scene" card would get my vote but I'm totally blown away by the holly sprays background on the first, it's just gorgeous!...

Looking forward to the launch show tonight, Sky box all set up...

Izzy

Margaret-Anne said...

Morning Sue, Both cards are beautiful however, the black and gold palette on the first card is stunning.

Kate's Cards said...

Two fab cards. xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Two lovely cards today both so different I like the first one best I have the holy dies nut have never thought of using them in this way will have to remember this for next year's Christmas cards since I have at last finished this year's! I'm looking forward to watching you on Hochanda

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Two lovely cards today both so different I like the first one best I have the holy dies nut have never thought of using them in this way will have to remember this for next year's Christmas cards since I have at last finished this year's! I'm looking forward to watching you on Hochanda

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards today, love the idea of the holly background, that's a great idea. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxx

Muriel I love reading your comments, here we all are, too much water around, may be snow today and you are struggling to prepare for Christmas when it's too hot! What a wonderful world we live in! Xxx

SueJ said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, both would be a joy to receive I'm sure.
The first one is very regal, the second one, my favourite is just up my street.
Looking forward to seeing you on TV later, you have a busy weekend ahead.

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty crew.
Oh I do love these. First one my fav tho.
Love the musical background on the second one it's pretty.
Can't wait to catch the shows its all ready to record so I can look back.

Well ladies sickness is calming down thank goodness I hate feeling this way but it'll all be good in the end. 4 more to go.
Arm still a bit tender from the picc line going in on mon so I hope it calms down soon.

I'm missing Laine and Yvonne g for my daily giggles hope u guys are ok I miss u

Love to all that needs it

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards.

Pat James said...

Morning sue,

Some beautiful cards today,
Recorder is all set for tonight and all day tomorrow, off to a craft fair tomorrow and don't want to miss a thing.

Take care, hugs pat xx

Pat James said...

Morning sue,

Some beautiful cards today,
Recorder is all set for tonight and all day tomorrow, off to a craft fair tomorrow and don't want to miss a thing.

Take care, hugs pat xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful cards.Love the elegance of number one.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Love what you have done with the holly sprays on the first card, but I think the second is my favourite. Have fun on your shows. Sky+ set as my granddaughter Daisy was born last night so hoping to spend some time with her. SueL x

Tracy Stitt said...

Congrats on ur new granddaughter x

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, two stunning cards, for me though the first one is my favourite. X Ros

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Two Beautiful Christmas cards I have the holly dies they are gorgeous and this years

deer family and trees really like how you have used them.


Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards today, but the second is my favourite.

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards. I love two for Friday's. Both are gorgeous.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two lovely Christmas cards. The first elegant with the black and gold. The second so different with the sheet music background. I can't pick a favourite.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, what a beautiful pair of Xmas cards I love both the designs, and they will be a fabulous pair to pass on to your family. Hugs Shirleyxxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Two stunning cards Sue and love the black white and gold together and love the little scene you have creation on your 2nd card

Anne

Yorks butterfly said...

Mormning Sue, Mornins Sue, love two for one Fridays and today we have two lovely Christmas cards, but so different, was not keen on black on Christmas cards, but have been converted this year. Can't decide which one I like best one minute is the first one and them I look at the second one and it becomes my favourite.
Wendyx

sued99 said...

Realised I haven't left any comments this week but I have read the blog every day. I love both of these cards. My favourite is the second one though. I just love how that background gives the card a real Christmassy feel.

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

Not sure about the second card but I do like the first one very much. It is lovely seeing cards in non traditional colours. Thanks once again for all your inspiration.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Scottydog said...

Two completely different cards today. Love the way you have used the holly die as your background. I have seen you do this before but had forgotten about it! Lol! Think I must start a notebook of Sue's techniques so I don't forget! I like the music background on the second card. Thanks for the ideas Sue.
Congratulations to Granny Sue on the birth of her new Grandaughter, enjoy the cuddles,they grow so quickly!

Lesley Griffiths said...

Love these dear deer, I haven't got any music paper to hand so I've made some slightly smaller using some 6x6 muted papers and the result is really good so it's those ones that will be going to the family members this year.
Thanks for the inspiration Sue.
Happy Days,
Lesley

TerriBlue cards said...

Love both of these cards. Especially love the way you have used the holly for the background on the first card.... simply stunning. Thanks for sharing your amazing designs with us xx

Anonymous said...

Both cards are so pretty. I use a lot of black linen cardstock...I think it's so elegant, especially when paired with metallics like you did.

Once again, I see something that helps the end user so much....your word dies that have "i's"...you've designed the die so the dot is attached to part of the script so you don't have to bother with those teeny tiny dots as a seperate piece. Love that.

Have a great day and thanks for sharing.

Jan D., Florida, USA

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Two stunning cards for us today. I cannot choose between them.
Maureen xxxx

dmj from kettering said...




Two lovely cards; which do I like the most????????? Can't decide!!!



Doreen x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Not sure about the first card, but I love the one with the deer and trees
Margaret xxx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Two lovely cards. I have the holly die but have never thought of using it as a background, it looks very effective must give it a try.xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards and I love them both, the holly spray background is fabulous. Will be tuned in tonight and tomorrow to watch all your demos
Congratulations to granny sue on the arrival of baby Daisy

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

terrie said...

Two lovely cards....someone would be thrilled to receive these for Christmas.
Very nice Sue

sandy acland said...

Not my sort of colours, but love the way they are done:0)

Sandy (tort)

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Love both of these but I have to say that the second one has won my heart. I love the deer and the trees and the musical backing paper is a winner whatever the card it's used on.
Well, went into town for the first time in almost three weeks this morning. Wouldn't you know that it rained all the time I was there and stopped when I got home again! I managed to get all my Christmas post sent, it cost over £12 so I'm glad it's only once a year lol. I'm now worn out and don't think I'll move for the rest of the afternoon now. I managed to get all my neighbours cards delivered as well, chatting to two of them who were in. Lord, it was weird talking for the first time in over two weeks. It's still pretty croaky but at least I can make myself understood again.
One close neighbour had all her windows and doors changed this morning in the pouring rain! I guess you can't say no when the council truck arrives with all the new stuff. Another neighbour asked when they though work would be done to ours and was told any time between next week and March!! In typical council style, they don't get told to do one street until all the properties are done and they could find out that they have to go to Falmouth on Monday instead of finishing our street here in Truro. I'm just surprised that they have started before Christmas but I guess they have to have it all completed before the end of the financial year. What fun! They are saying that most properties will only have the glazing changed as the frames should be okay. I didn't know they could do it that way so time will tell whether or not I lose the frames or not. I hope they give me a few days warning so that I can get the nets down and all the fixings off...just in case :)
I hope everyone is safe and warm today. Have a great weekend everyone.
Bejay x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, I like both of the cards but I think the first one is my favourite. Strangely, only yesterday, I thought of using the St Lucia die together with the deboss snowflake and was surprised what a wintery image it allowed me to create!

Lisbeth

Sassy said...

Loving both cards and the texture on each card! The detail on the deer dies is phenomenal!
Sandra Smith

ursula said...

Just love the techniques in the top card, love those colours together, I would not have thought about putting silver with gold, but with the black as well it looks stunning...the second one too is so beautiful...I will certainly be watching or recording your shows tomorrow....enjoy them !!!! Luv Ursula xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Awesome cards today, especially the first one. It shows your preference for those designer colors: white, black, gold and silver. Great composition. Love all the layers, too.

Susan Lankford said...

Hi! Love both cards, mostly the second one!

IVY Cheong said...

Hi sue , 2 very lovely cards. Have these dies so I will definitely have a go at making them. Love, Ivy xx

P.s will be tuning in at 8pm tonight-!

June Horrocks said...

Very late today sue love both cards can't choose sorry. The colours are brill love the dears thank you sou love always June xxxxxxx

craftynanna jo widnes said...

Hi Sue, both cards are gorgeous, i love them both equal, will set up the video for later, i am of out for my tea, hugs to all Johanna

Jean said...

Stunning!

barbara macaskill said...

These are both simply amazing cards!! I love the nontraditional colors!!! Great deer scene and love the background!! TFS!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both beautiful once more, but the first one edges as my favourite. Love the colour combo and the way you make your sentiments 'sing'. Mind you I do have the deer dies set and love it too.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Those deer are just too cute and love rhe music paper

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & Friends
Wow tow gorgeous cards I really love them both the background on the first one is amazing so clever but no 2 just has the edge for me I love the dear family & trees just lovely.
Love & Hug's Lynda Byock xx

Tracy im pleased the sicknes has slowed down your doing so well my friend.
Big Hug's xxx

Carol hope yor ok sending Hug's xx

TOBTheresa hope your shoulder is healing up & your not in too much pain
Sending Hug's xx

Wheelybad sending Hug's cuddle's for Billy xx

BETH hope yor ok my friend sending you Hug's. Xx

Deb C sending you Hug's too xx

Hug's for all friends & everyone xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the design of the first card and will definitely be creating backgrounds in this way with the holly but I'm afraid I would have to change the colours, it is too dark for me. The second card I absolutely adore. My cards are going out with many a tree and/or a deer or two or three. I love both the trees and the deer family and they will be favourites for years to come.

I'm going to get chores etc out of the way now so I can settle down in front of the TV at 8pm to watch and learn.

Frances

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Love both cards but the first one is my favourite, the colours work so well together & the background looks amazing.
Love the second card too as the deer family look so cute.
2 different designs but both equally beautiful...

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Don't you just love twofer Fridays? Sadly, not many to go now though but you have provided me with so much inspiration for my own festive cards that all I feel is gratitude that you work so tirelessly on our behalf. Both cards are outstanding, as if they would be anything less:-) , but I have a soft spot for no. 1 simply because I love using black on a Christmas card....especially with cream, a combination that I hVe used a fair few times this year....I have also used the St Lucia die on my Mums Christmas card, it works beautifully. I love the technique used to create the background, I will definitely be giving this a go sometime soon.
I have also loved using my trees and deer family this year, initially they didn't appeal to me but when I saw the scenic cards you have created with them I fell in love with them. I have really enjoyed creating my cards this year, your dies have made it a pure delight and I know that I have only tipped the iceberg with their versatility and usefulness- I will definitely be bringing them all out again next year even if I have to buy all of your new designs as well:-)
I am super excited about tonight and tomorrow's shows- I guess you'll be feeling nervous at the minute but you needn't be because you are the best demonstrator I have ever seen and an absolute pleasure to watch, you are such a natural. And whilst I can't buy anything on this occasion:-(....I am being REALLY good at the moment with it being so close to Christmas, barring the random act involving a bank heist I will be forced to keep a tight rein on my spending!......I will be glued to every minute of your shows:-)
Sorry I've been absent for a few days, the shock of my uncles death has taken some time to digest, and I'm still a little shell shocked if truth be known:-( Thankyou for the kind condolences, it really helped to be able to share with someone other than my Mum, who is understandably devastated about his passing....she's the youngest of eight and now there is only her and her older brother left, and he's eighty, that's what she is struggling with most of all:-(
I've been trying to keep her busy to help her work through the grief and it seems to be helping a bit but it will take time I guess.
Tracy, glad you got your picc line in successfully, and great that you only have four more treatments left- your attitude is a breath of fresh air and reminds me to look for the bright side of a situation or at least a sense of calm acceptance, and not be consumed by the apparent enormity of our troubles. You meet your challenges with such courage and I admire you greatly for itxxxxHope the sickness eSes soon for you honey!
I haven't had a chance to properly catch up with everyone, I will try to get back on track over the weekend, promisexxx
Huge hugs to all my blog buddies, including Yvonne, Beth, Wheely bad, Maria, Saba, Theresa, Rebecca, Jan, Lorraine F, Melody, Molly and anyone my addled brain has forgottenxxx

Crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Glad ur ok chicky I was missing u.
U seem to have ur own courage and determination by the sounds of u with everything u have been they lately
I'd say we were on par with each other.
I can't imagine going thru a heart attack,cracked ribs ur other skin removing issues too. Plus u being as light as a feather.
I'm down to 9st 8 but if I could be 9 I'd be back to what I should be and try keep it off.
Hope ur mom is ok.
My moms bad in Xmas day as that's when her youngest brother died so I can sympathise with the time of year also.
Chin up doll!!

Anne Crawford said...

My favourite is the second card, I love everything about it!
Anne xo

Denise said...

Hi Sue

2 beautiful cards. You amaze me with your ides.

Denise (mini) - Brough. X

Lorraine Freeman said...

Fabulous cards today Sue, love them both.
Love n hugs to everyone

CraftyJo said...

I love the second card, really festive.

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous cards today Sue, though I do like the second one as I love the deer.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two totally different cards but equally lovely.

Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Just got home ( in time to watch your show )
Two lovely cards, no.1 does it for me
Marlene O xx

Dawn Holben said...

Ooh I love both of these, I like the black and gold leaves with the glitter it is so different to the tradition card
making it stand out beautifully.
And the second one I love those cute deer and the beautiful background paper with the microbeads.

Theresa Pace said...

gorgeous cards Sue. i'm watching you on telly as i type this :). the first one is very different but i love the colour combo. the second is more traditional and i do love the background paper you used, hugs xx

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely cards as always, love the little deer on the second card

karenlotty said...

Both cards are gorgeous I only have the Merry Christmas die! But you've given me an idea to use the Maidenhair Fern (and other dies) I love those deer too I love everything!

Laura O said...

two fab cards ,still chasing my tail this year ,Laura O

DeCor said...

Great cards again Sue. Loved your show tonight. Glad it is recorded so I can watch how you did background papers again.I really like the almost moodiness of the first one. Finally got my last presents and cards off America today. Always a relief when done and I can concentrate on here! Looking forward to your programmes tomorrow. You always inspire me to craft Thank you so so much

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are stunning.
Really enjoyed this evenings show and am looking forward to all of tomorrows also.

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue a gorgeous couple of christmas cards today. Although I'm not keen on black on Christmas cards I do like your first card it's very classy and sophisticated. I do adore your reindeer card though it's my favourite of the two. I love the trees and reindeer dies you've used and the sentiment cut in brown looks fabulous. I can't make out the microbeads too well as I only have my phone to use at the moment as my tablet computer is being mended.
I'm sorry I've not commented on your fantastic cards recently but I've been a bit distracted with worry as my Annie had an op on her paw today and it's been a couple of weeks waitng and worrying how it would go before the actual day. I have enjoyed seeing your beautiful cards though. The op went fine however so I hope to restart commenting on here a bit more now it's all over bar the recovery.
Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Two very different cards today...love them both.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Lesley Cann said...

Two more lovely Xmas cards I still like to see them although mine are all finished. I like the second one best as I think the deer are really cute. Have just got home so will watch your recorded program tomorrow.

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Sue I absolutely love your first card in the White,gold and black, it is stunning. I just love your holly branches as they are so versatile, making the arms of snowmen perfectly. But back to your delights that you have made for us today by far it has to be number one for me although number two is nice. There again it could be because I have all the dies for making the first card but none to make card number two.. I hope that you had a lovely show on Hocanda tonight and that you have a great response tomorrow as well. Thank you Sue for bringing the beauty that could only be a Sue Wilson original, sorry flower had a very long and tiring painful day so just a short note for you. Wishing all the Wilsonettes that could use a prayer, a hug or just someone thinking of them a better night and day to come,
With love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Two beautiful cards, love them both the the 1st one is my fave.

Hugs
Linda xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Better late than never! I watched the Show this evening on Repeat at 10pm! It was excellent. Lovely demonstrations - really liked the first one! Thank you for endorsing the Platinum machine. I love mine and friends do too. Thanks for sharing different ways to use plates. Much appreciated!
Today's cards are both beautiful but the first is my favourite. I would never have thought of sticking die cuts on double sided sticky sheets if it hadn't been for you. It's a great idea and so effective. Thank you!
Tracy keep up the good work!
Melody I do hope all is well with you. Love to you and all the family.
Love to others going through difficult times.
Myra xxx

Eunice said...

Two very gorgeous cards once again Sue. Thanks for your ideas!!!

DeeDee7770 said...

Both cards are lovely but the second card is my favourite! I love the deer and trees on a music background.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Two very different and very lovely cards. I'm struggling to decide which one I like best, as they're both delightful.

I do really like the die cut and glittered background on the first one though....

Great to see you back on TV tonight. Beautiful samples, great demos and lots of useful tips. Thank you. Looking forward to tomorrows shows.

Love Helen xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning cards, love the black, white and gold. The deer are fantastic too.
Di B. x

Anonymous said...

I wanted to buy the holly spray die cut, but can't find it? Can you give me the name of the die? The card I saw it on was a card that had pointcettas on top of the spray. white on white. Very beautiful card.

Cindy Reberk
stcindy@comcast.net