Friday, 4 December 2015

Christmas Double Days

Hi there my crafty friends!  A few more of these double days still until the big day is upon us, not long now.  The first card showcases one of my favourite techniques: the shaving foam technique.  I have used  a Chipped Sapphire distress reinker dripped on to the shaving foam for this one.  I won't go into detail here, but there are several Youtube videos showing this as well as a step by step tutorial at the top of my blog if you haven't seen it.  Once I finished the marbling part of this, I dried and covered the piece with a sticky adhesive sheet, then micro beaded it for additional texture.  I matted it with French Navy card.  I cut a smaller piece of navy card and matted it with white for my focal element.  I cut all the pieces of my Snowflake die set and layered them up.  For the middle snowflake, I sprayed it with glue and glittered it for a touch of bling.  I added my usual mats and layers and flatback pearls to the corners and centre of the snowflake.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

Card number two was a bit of an experiment.  I used a piece of coconut white card and spread various shades of sparkle texture paste on it.  I used the ocean spray, periwinkle, lilac blush and polar white and allowed it to dry overnight.  Once dry, I ran it through the GC on the emboss setting to flatten it out.  I cut the Snowflake background die and used the oval die to cut an aperture into the centre of the background too.  I added a thin frame around the opening using the different sized ovals in the set.  I added mounting foam then placed it over the sparkle texture paste background.   I stamped my sentiment and cut it with the Pierced flags set.  I added it across the opening and cut a couple of Filigree Poinsettias out of vellum to add as accents. I seated the flowers on some white tulle and a bow tied from various matching shades of thin satin ribbon.  The card was finished with a white on white mat with piercing.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful cards love them both
June so happy the news was better for you, see what the GP says and you will feel more settled.
Tracey, your hubby is a gem and so thoughtful.
Melody, hugs for you and Francis.
Keep well and warm everyone

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards love both of them.
Nancyd xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

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

Morning Sue.
Two beautiful cards. thank you.
Take care and have a good weekend.Kitty.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely Christmas cards, mine nearly all finished and ready for posting on Monday may need a second mortgage to pay for them he he
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

tracy w said...

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

Jan.moogie said...

Two gorgeous cards today Sue and just love the blue tones with white, seems to be my favourite colour mix this Christmas. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue,I love the shaving foam the
backgrounds you get are gorgeous!!! The texture
paste looks good!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, the colours & the techniques are superb. Yvonne xx

JAO said...

Two beautiful cards Sue. Cannot choose between them.

auscrafts said...

two lovely cards ,love the simplicity of the first one ,and what a nice idea to use a selection of the sparkle on the second

Karen Derbyshire said...

Love the shaving foam technique, different results each time.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two fabulous cards the first one is my favourite or is it the second? Oh I can't choose because I love them both! I love the idea of the different colour sparkle background.
Hugs x
Heather T

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two beautiful cards and I can't possibly choose a favourite today. Love your shaving foam technique, and it's great to see microbeads used again, but at the moment I'm having lots of fun with texture paste - hope Santa will bring me some more colours! Sue XXX

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards. Love them both especially the texture and bling! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards today.
My Christmas cards are finished and posted. Will have a play with the shaving foam later.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Not many of the double day fridays. I cant believe we are into december already it just seems to have come around so quickly. Both cards are beautiful. Love the shaving foam technique and the sparkle paste looks fantastic. The idea of using a few different colours is great and you could make some wonderful backgrounds. Cant choose a favourite as they are both stunning creations. Have a great weekend so and looking forward to seeing you on the tv next week.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. I love the colours and shading in both cards. The different colours of texture paste is another, very effective way of creating a different background that I would never have thought of myself, thank you for the great idea.x

Txcowgirl said...

Beautiful Sue! I've got to go look for the videos about this technique, I have never seen this done. The results are stunning.
Hope everyone is doing better today. It finally quit raining here and the weather is gorgeous. Much to be thankful for.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards today I can't choose between them as they are both so nice
Kathy B x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Love todays twofer, I keep changing my mind about which I like best, really can't decide. I have finished my cards, all posted and my special ones are here ready to give on the big day. Now I can have a play with some nice new dies when there is time between the gardening, shopping, cleaning, decorating and cooking lol !!! I will find some though !!!
Have a lovely weekend, always busy at this time of year but the excitement in building. The family will be here in less than 3 weeks now - just a big kid when it comes to Christmas,
Muriel x

Unknown said...

GM Sue. I so love both of these. Blue and the colours on card no 2 are my favourites. Also love the multi coloured ribbon bow.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I love your double day Fridays, as they are always packed with inspiration. Love how you got the varying intensity of the blue on the shaving foam background, and the experimental background is super. Cannot choose a favourite, as I like them both a lot, and both have given me a push to do something different this year. Have a good day all. Bx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. Well I remember doing the shaving foam technique wit you on a workshop many moons ago! Both cards look special in different wants.

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
I love both of these cards, they are stunning.
I will give these cards a try today as I have cards to make for my friends. I haven't got anything to do the background but will improvise using the cloud inks.
Thank you for the inspiration. If I ever get stuck i know I can look at your blog and find inspiration for cards.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Two wonderful cards, each very different but beautiful in their own way.
Might have a go at the Shaving Foam Technique today.
I have allotted myself a couple of hours "playtime" for today.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

hazel young said...

2 stunning cards Sue xx hazel

Unknown said...

Oh my Sue. Seeing the shaving foam technique reminded me of a hilarious morning we had at my little craft club a few months ago. We had so much fun & came up with some very interesting backgrounds. I love both these cards, each one beautiful in their own way. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Unknown said...

Two beautiful cards today, no favourite!

hettygarlick said...

Lovely cards. I especially like the Joy to the World one. The snowflake background is beautiful and it looks so lovely over the sparkle paste background - clever idea Sue!

Unknown said...

Two wonderful cards showing different techniques! I love the colours you've created on the second card. Debra x

dmj from kettering said...

Two lovely cards today, Sue, can't decide which is my favourite; love them both!!!

Doreen x

Roz McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Love them both. I have done the shaving foam technique but the sparkle paste looks very interesting.


Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Very clever tequnique on the first card but I do like the second one. I like clean finishes and this one is for me!
Love it!
Anne M xx

sharon said...

Wow both cards are fantastic Sue, I am going to give the shaving foam a try.
sharon :)

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two fantastic cards today - really love both of the backgrounds. I think number 1 is my favourite but very close!
Love and hugs to Melody ,Francis, Tracy and to each and everyone of you Alison X X

Unknown said...

Morning Sue .Two lovely cards today a real treat .I have never tried the shaving foam,I like the look of it but I am such a messy crafter I dare not.As I have the snowflake background I may try this . Thanks Gloria (sidcup) xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Two lovely cards Sue, the first one edges it for me , love the blue and the snowflake!

PharmacyMichele said...

Two lovely cards but the first one ticks all my boxes-it's stunning!


Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Two great techniques this morning, both give lovely results. I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend,

Love Rosemarie x x

Anne said...

Two beautiful cards, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Chris Curry said...

Blue is not my favourite colour for Christmas but I love both of these cards. I think the first one is my favourite and though I haven't done the shaving foam technique for quite a while I know what fun it is and how effective. Thank you Sue. Xx

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Two gorgeous cards today, can't pick a favourite...the shaving foam technique is so much fun to do but haven't tried the different colours of texture paste for a random background yet so will make some playtime over the weekend...thanks for the inspiration...


Pat said...

Morning Sue
Two beautiful cards today, my favourite is the shaving foam technique card
Pat x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous colours and delicate flowers today

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely card, I think the second one is just my favourite.

foxyg said...

Two gorgeous cards and two great techniques.

cheryl brown said...

Morning Sue,

Two equally stunning cards, with beautiful techniques to learn. No favourites for me, love them both.

Warm thoughts to Melody, Francis, Tracy, June and all in discomfort or pain.

Been laid up for a couple of days with horrendous headache due to my neighbours ongoing banging, clattering, drilling and hammering. They did say a month ago they were having rewiring done in their lounge and bedroom. I have since seen ceiling and floor boards flying through the windows so I suspect the work has grown into a larger job. As they have emptied the rooms completely, the noise echoes right through the walls and throughout my house. Amidst all this, I suffered my first bilious attack for many many years which has left me very weak and debilitated.
I've finished moaning now, there are many worse off than me, I am so grateful to wake each morning knowing I am alive.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, 2 beautiful cards today, I have seen the video using the shaving foam and it look so easy, I know I will have to try it at some stage because the effect really is amazing.

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

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I like both, but the Snowflake Die is the one I used on lots of my Christmas cards this year, in Anna Griffin Glitter Card, and then Creative Expression Pearls, and I think they are beautiful!
So I have to say its the second one for me Sue!
Fingers crossed June that the Doctor has good news!
Take care
Love Marg

Anne said...

I haven't done the shaving foam technique since the workshop Jan mentioned! Two lovely cards, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two stunning cards - they are both my favourite as can't decide which one I like more! Just beautiful, best wishes

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful cards, they are both so pretty that it's impossible for me to choose a favourite. I must try the sparkle texture paste technique, it sounds quite simple. Thanks for all the great inspiration,
Heather Treble

Scottydog said...

I just love this technique, the first card to me is just a wow, but then blue is my favourite colour. The second card is very nice but just doesn't have the impact the first one has. Thank you Sue!

nattyboots said...

Simply gorgeous Sue , i love them both
Take Care
Elaine H X

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards, do love the shaving foam technique

Sandy (tort) said...

I love the snowflake background card, beautiful.

Sandy (tort)

Unknown said...

Two beautiful cards, love the shaving foam technique with the sparkle!
The second card is my favourite.
Anne xo

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love the shaving foam background in the first card. The second one is absolutely stunning, I especially love the snowflake card frame die. Stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Two beautiful cards again love them both xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Missed a couple of days!
Back now though - and I tried the shaving foam technique once - I have to say that I definitely got a very "different" result - Taffy thought it would be a really good idea if she stepped into the foam to see what it was - I thought the smell would put her off and it was safe to leave it on the table for a minute while I put the kettle on - but no - my cat was not put off at all! She got in there and had a great time - I on the other hand did not so much - as I had to get her out and wash her paws. She was not happy with me (and that's putting it mildly) I'm just glad she didn't sit down in it
I like both of these cards and the texture past one in particular - I don't know how you think of these things!!

Jane Franklin said...

Wow and more wow. These are stunning love them both can you tell! Just love these techniques and so amazing, how you come up with the ideas I don't know but don't stop doing so.
My first craft fair tomorrow so keep your fingers crossed for me I will need it!
Best wishes to all jxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Oh WOW, Sue
I'm with Elsie - LOVE LOVE LOVE them both.
The shaving foam surprises me anew every time I see it and your idea with the paste was just inspired!
Hugs, Rose

hollyberry said...

Two really beautiful cards,the backgrounds on each one are so effective.Love them both,no favourite this week.I think your experiment worked.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
OH GOSH !!! 2 amazing cards the second one edges it for me but I love the techniques so much ..
thanks for sharing sue
hugs sarah n xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Two stunning cards! xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Both cards are beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love the shaving foam look and both cards are beautiful. love Jean Z xxx

Unknown said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
"Well Congratulations" Once Again For Achieving "Two
Truly Spectacular Beautiful Outstanding Cards".
I Must Admit I've Never Tried The Shaving Foam Techniques,
But I Do Love To See It And One Day I Will Try.
I Truly Love The Second With The Awesome Texture Paste
And Your Fabulous Snowflake Background Die Which I Have So This Has Given Me A Idea,
I Shall Miss The Friday Double Days, With The Tremendous Christmas Card Collection, Sharing
Your Stunning Tips And Great Techniques With Us All.
You So Inspire Me!!! As I'm Sure You Do With All Of Us!
Sue I Can't Even Begin To Thank You For Everything You Do.
Take Great Care My Friend
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 ✂️✂️✂️

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful cards and the designs are wonderful

Debs A xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Sue you never disappoint, two beautiful cards today showcasing two brilliant techniques. I think anyone would be thrilled to receive any of these cards. Thank you for sharing your ideas

Wacki Macky said...

Beautiful cards today Sue, the blue background is marvellous, I have't had the courage to try it out myself yet so I must put some shaving foam on my shopping list and give it a try.

Thank you for sharing,

Pearl x

BenteS said...

Wonderful cards, and the backgrounds are so great!

Unknown said...

Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards. Love the background. Don't have paste but will be doing the first background this weekend. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two stunning cards, love the blue and white.
Rosemary xx

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & Friends,
What a pair of beauties this morning! I love both of the background techniques you have used, they look stunning, the great thing about them is that you never get the same pattern twice, I have tried the shaving foam technique a few times and it gives fantastic results, it makes your card smell nice too!
Thank you Sue for another two fabulous Christmas card ideas!
Love and hugs
Sandra xxxx

Paula said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, and I find it impossible to choose between them! They are both blue and white, my favourite colours so I can't choose because of the colours, they both have stunning backgrounds, so I can't choose because of that either! This is the first time I haven't been able to choose one over the other. :)
Paula x

Karen W said...

I also love the colors on these and laughed, I may have to see if I have any shaving cream around here, haven't done that technique in years and forgot about it. I love both cards and I especially love the glitter paste one, gorgeous!!

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards today, love the colours you have used. I think the first one is my favourite just by a small margin, they are both so lovely. I do love the velum poinsettia on the second one, they look so delicate. Thanks for sharing
Love Diane G xxxx
Arwen I don't know who to feel sorry for most, you or the cat! I'm sorry I had to chuckle - I'm sure you saw the funny side eventually! Xxxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, a really beautiful pair of cards, I love that background its so very pretty. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I love both of your cards today, amazing background techniques to try and both using dies from your snowflake collection.

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Unknown said...

Two stunning cards sue love them both you are so gifted thank you love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
I love the shaving foam effect, but mine never look quite as good as yours, and I like the way you have stacked the snowflake dies up. I also like the second card,but I would
leave the bow off.
Margaret xxx

utilitygirl said...

Two lovely and very different cards Sue. I too love the shaving foam effect.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards, I have never used the shaving foam technique
what a brilliant result, maybe I need to give it a try. Also like the second card,
too hard to choose a favourite. Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Unknown said...

Aww Cheryl nothing worse when neighbours are having noisey work done. Get well soon x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. Both have lovely backgrounds, especially like the second card with all those sparkling shades of blue coming through.

Unknown said...

Hi sue.
Both cards are great love the shaving foam one the best tho. Xx

Unknown said...

Sue, these cards are amazing! I had completely forgotten about the shaving cream technique but will have to give it a try again soon. It turned out so pretty on your card, especially with the micro beads! Your dies are gorgeous, and that poinsettia on the second card is so beautiful!

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

I love todays cards and the background for both is equally stunning.
I just want to go to my craft room in play now!

I find your inspiration invaluable, you really get my poor old brain thinking - which can't be bad can it?

Hope you are having a good day, love Brenda XXX

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, I love both of the cards. I think the second one is my favourite of the two, such a pretty die cut and the background has turned out beautifully.


Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Both Beautiful cards but my favourite has to be the first one!!! It's nice to see a bit of blue at Christmas goes well for that frosty look!!!

CraftyJo said...

Two very striking cards, love the first one, not too keen on the bow on the second - I think it detracts from the basic beauty.

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Afternoon, first many thanks for my prize it arrived yesterday.

Love both the ways you have made the backgrounds. I do love both the shaving foam and glitter paste. wonderful

Crafty hugs Pen x

Anonymous said...

Two super cards Sue and I particularly like the effect of the glitter paste for the background of the second card. Have a good weekend love from Jackie xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Two stunning cards today, I cannot pick a favourite.
Love to all who are under the weather, undergoing treatment or are lonely.
Maureen xxx

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
Both absolutely fabulous!!
Lorna D

Anonymous said...

I've never tried the shaving cream technique although I've seen it demonstrated. Your card looks beautiful. I love your snowflakes so much.

The second card is also beautiful. I really like the oval window you added to the center and the filigree poinsettias are stunning. Great creation, too.

Jan D., Florida, USA

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, two gorgeous cards love love the blue and white I have to try both techniques after the holidays. Thank you so much for all you do!!!
Cheryl, I hope you feel better soon!
Special hugs to all of the fabulous Wilsonettes!

Have a beautiful day everyone!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful and a gorgeous card Sue.
Gr Karin

terrie said...

The shaving technique is such a great way for a background...I like how it made that snowflake pop off your cards...
The second is such a lovely card and it turned out great....
Well done Sue

Unknown said...

Hi Sue. Both of the cards are Absolutely Stunning.Have a great day. Hugs. Jan.

Jean said...

So very pretty!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards today. Much as I enjoy the shaving foam technique I am really taken with the sparkle paste background. I have the die but no paste :( maybe I can use some sparkles on rainbow coloured card, do you think that would work?


CathyinMN said...

Both cards are so pretty! The background on the first card couldn't be any more perfect to show off the central focus image. Have a wonderful weekend!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I love both cards today! I think the first one just has the edge but I haven't tried the technique used in the second one! Sue, how could you, I tidied up the craft room this morning! It really needed it!
Thank you once again for your great ideas which you are happy to share!
Txcowgirl - what a lovely story - re: prayer request and the quilt. As you say we need to hear stories like that today! Thank you.
Sending love and hugs to all who are suffering.
Myra xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Both cards are beautiful but the shaving cream technique steals my heart every time! LOVELOVELOVE it!! TFS!

Cathie said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous cards today. Love the way you did the background with the shaving foam and then the microbeads. I am definitely going to try this as it is so effective. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

Nana on the Hill said...

Two simply stunning cards Sue, what an inspiration to those of us still to finish our Christmas cards.

Meg Owen said...

I love the snowflake background die Sue, so delicate.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two absolutely gorgeous cards stunning.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful cards! Love the swirly white and blue ink shaving foam design. Great use of various texture pastes on the second card. I would not have thought to flatten the dried paste using the embossing technique in the GC. You are so clever!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two lovely Cards, I would hate to have to pick between them. The background of the first Card is gorgeous and I like the cards clean simplicity. I really like the background of the second card, I hope you were pleased with the result of your experiment. I think I would like to try a more open layout for it, like your first card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Theresa said...

both are beautiful but the blue and white one is so striking. love love love it, hugs xx

shabbycraftcabin said...

Both cards are beautiful but second one for me . Love, Ivy xx

Bejay said...

Hi Sue,
I love both these cards, especially the first one. I have to say that I would never have thought of using micro beads after doing the shaving foam technique. It looks fantastic. The snowflake really stands out from the background.
Thanks for sharing both of them with us.
Bejay x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Hi Sue

Again a fab double day with two totally different techniques. Think the second post just edges it for me, purely because I have just picked up the background die and am starting to play with it. Thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful cards, different in style but both lovely.
The shaving foam technique really works well with the gorgeous snowflake & micro beads.
Really love the 2nd card & the Snowflake Background Die set is so stunning & looks gorgeous & I must get that asap......
Both cards are stunning as always....

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

weefortune said...

Another two beautiful Xmas Cards, Hugs Elaine

Anonymous said...

Oh dear so late today, not read comments so hope all's well.
Love both these cards, Sue, no favourite, both backgrounds great, now have some colouring inks (for food?) so will give shaving foam a go some time soon - loving the effect with the microbeads.
Trying 12 (yes 12) whole days with our van - our only transport - being at commercial repairers having engine work done. Now back but £1500+ so no more craft items any time soon! Always an upside - our lovely neighbour 'Mr Pastry' has loaned us a vehicle in our days of need - a treasure!
Thanks for the twofer day, Sue, always much enjoyment.
Big hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, thankyou
Marlene O xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes
Two gorgeous cards I love them both I have done the shaving foam techneqs it's such fun to do.
Your card is stunning the second one I also love & the background is amazing must try that
I just love both equally.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy hang on in there lovely lady your doing so well love & Hug's Lynda xx

Melody & Francis sending healing Hug's for you both xx

Molly Hug's sweety xxx

Tob Theresa sending Hug's xx

Wheelybad hope you had a better day take care Hug's & Cuddle's for Billy xx

Hug's for all friends & everyone xxxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Beautiful cards today, thanks Sue.
Wishing good things to all xxx

ursula said...

Two amazing techniques for today, I have tried the shaving foam one, but not the texture pastes, but what a wonderful finish on both....two beautiful cards....thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

Unknown said...

Hello Sue

Both cards are lovely in their own way but I simply love the second one. The background is gorgeous.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

sandieann21 said...

A very late visit for me as we went to Lincoln Christmas fair today. Love both cards and strangely was cutting out some of the snowflake set to use last night. Now I have a better idea of what to do.

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards. I love the snowflake background die

Narrowboat girl

Annie Stamps said...

Gorgeous cards today. Love the sparkly background experiment.

Annie P

Dawn Holben said...

Both of these are absolutely gorgeous, I really love them both.
You have given me an idea for a male birthday card with the background on the first one and I really love the back ground on the second one.

Jackie T said...

Hi sue this is a stunning card I do love the snowflake and the beautiful background. Hugs Jackie

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, both cards are lovely as always, however the blue with the snowflake is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I really like the shaving foam background, mind you the other one is just as nice - hard to pick a winner.
Beverley W

nzillingworth said...


liz spooner said...

Love both of these cards and I must try the shaving foam one day.xx

Unknown said...

Hi sue,
Another stunning card as always.

Hugs pat xx

Unknown said...

Hi sue,
Another stunning card as always.

Hugs pat xx

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Not many two for one Fridays left now, what a shame because I really love comparing the styles,designs and techniques. It's really kept me motivated to wade through the mountain of cards needed at this time of year, and given me plenty of inspiration along the way.
The first card is beautiful in its simplicity, I love the shaving foam technique, it adds such texture- I have never tried it personally but you have persuaded me to give it a go. The focal snowflake is simply stunning and all the embellishment this card needs.
Well, card number two is a winner in my eyes, texture paste is my current favourite medium and I love what you have done with it in this instance, the colours are stunning- great tip on flattening the card again after application, it can warp quite badly, I sometimes put it between some heavy books. I'm loving the snowflake background die, it's very effective and stunning in its detail and the filigree poinsettia are the perfect accent. This card appeals to me more simply because I like the colour palette and adore texture paste.
The weather is wild in Stirling today, had to venture out for a manicure, much to my displeasure- being less than six stones 80 mph gusts aren't conducive to a feeling of safety and security on your feet:-) Totally bored with this weather now, you're going to wish that you'd stayed in sunny Florida Sue believe me, pack a sou'wester and wellies! Darceys afraid to go outside to do the toilet...hardly surprising!..and keeps going to the door, only to think better of it- she refuses to use a litter tray, the poor soul, I'm a little concerned that she'll get blown away though, I should attach weights to her ankles:-)
I have a hospital appointment for an ECG tomorrow- I can't get used to Saturday clinics, it just feels weird but luckily I don't have to rely on an ambulance, my brothers going to take me so no long waits for transport which is a relief, cos it can add hours onto the time your away which can be really tiring.
Wishing all my blog buddies a lovely weekend whatever your plans are, special hugs to Melody, Francis, Molly, Tracy, Wheely Bad, June, Lorraine F and anyone under the weather or suffering. Cuddles to Yvonne, Beth, Rebecca, Saba, Maria, Linda, Theresa, Jan and anyone in need of a hugxxx
Sorry I'm not my usual chipper self, feeling a little tired tonight, just need an early night methinksxx

Love and crafty hugs


Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two absolutely beautiful cards today love them both but I think the shaving foam has the WOW factor.
Di B. x

nannapat said...

Beautiful cards Sue. The first one is so striking with that vibrant background, such a lovely colour. I love the ides of using different texture pastes to create a multi coloured piece of card, very clever and really simple too. The dies are so pretty and the end result is a lovely feminine card. Pat x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Two lovely cards both with very different but beautiful backgrounds I've never thought about using more than one texture paste at a time but the effect you've created is fabulous so will try using more than one next time!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Two lovely cards both with very different but beautiful backgrounds I've never thought about using more than one texture paste at a time but the effect you've created is fabulous so will try using more than one next time!

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,

Oohh!! I love both of these cards, need to get some inks and try the shaving foam technique it amazes me how lovely it turns out.

Jane good luck with your first craft fair x

Take care everyone
Linda xx

Eunice said...

Both of these cards a spectacular!!!! I have tried the shaving foam technique and was very impressed with it, I just might have to try the sparkle paste effect!!!!

DeeDee7770 said...

I love both cards! I love the marble technique and the white and blue is so elegant. The second card is just as stunning with the sparkle paste. Both would look lovely on my mantel. Beautiful cards.

Sandy H said...

Two fabulous cards. I must do some more backgrounds using the shaving foam technique.
Take care everyone.

lilian said...

Hi Sue sorry to be a day late, love both of these cards, couldn't choose between the two.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Unknown said...

Hi sue,
Another stunning card as always.

Hugs pat xx

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue a stunningly beautiful pair of cards. I adore the backgrounds you've created they are so very pretty.
Adore both these cards.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love them both.

magpie said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards. Different techniques but what wonderful masterpieces created! Stunning! "Thank you Sue" xx Love Karen xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Two different Style Christmas cards, the second is my fav but both very beautiful cards
Take care
Hazel G XX

Unknown said...

Both gorgeous but number two is hitting the spot for me! I miss you on telly Sue. Please come back to screen soon.
Big hug
Julie E