Friday, 19 August 2016

Christmas Double Day

Hi bloggers!  I hope this doesn't put you on Christmas card overload with yesterday's video and today's double day!  First up is a silver and white shaker card.  I started by cutting two of the Ornate Holly Framed Noel die in white.  I added a white backing to one of them and used it as a base, then added the second one on top of it, but offset.  I cut the inside die from the set in white and added a silver backing to it then cut the centre circular area out.  I glued a piece of acetate across the opening on the back of it, then added mounting foam to create an area for my shaker element.  I filled it with white micro beads as they really give you that snowy sort of feel! I like to encapsulate my shaker elements so I added another piece of acetate to the back area.  I find it is easier since you can now pick the piece up and nothing spills out!  I used the two circle dies in the set to create a silver frame to go around my shaker area.  I cut the Noel twice, once in silver and another in black to use as a shadow for it.  I glued them to the acetate on the shaker element.  I cut a larger piece of white card and added four strips of sticky adhesive paper to the edges.  I peeled the backing off and coated them with white micro beads as well.  I finished the card with a a couple of white mats with a silver mat sandwiched in between.  I used the Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue to add dots to the inside white mat.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.
























Card number two is more traditional in it's blue and white colour combo.  I started with a piece of white card and used the decorative inner die from the Aurora Star to cut out shapes all over the background.  I backed it with a piece of French Navy card to show through the cut out areas.  For the sentiment topper, I used the centre of the Poinsettia Mini Background die cut out of white card.  I added a white backing piece to it for a nice tone on tone detail.  I matted it on a blue mat and added it to the centre of the card using mounting foam.  I cut the Christmas Blessings die several times out of French Navy card and stacked them up then added it to the centre of the card.  I completed the card with a matching white, blue white mat and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8 1/4" in size.  What's your preference on these two?  All for now, Sue x




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131 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful cards, gorgeous. Love them both
Elaine, I'm concerned about your leg, sounds like you may have been bitten. It is a long time to wait until 26th with the symptoms spreading, please consider going back to doctor, we don't want you I'll too.
Cheryl, lovely to see you back.
Tina, hope all us going well.
Caring hugs to Tracey, Wheelybad, Yvonne, Lorraine, Tres and all who are not well.
June, I would love a crafting class with you. I bet your group were thrilled with your CC win.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards today,great to see an a different shaker card. We are forecast a rainy weekend so I will be back in my craft room making some Christmas cards.
Jan x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh what a glorious Friday this is with these 2 cards, I absolutely love both of them, I am going to have a go at these later, they really are fantastic.

Pam you would be welcome to my class any day, and yes they were all so very thrilled for me about my win, I keep looking at them and thinking how lucky am I.

Elaine I am very concerned about your leg too, you really need to get to the Drs. ASAP and get that checked out, if you can't get there this morning then PLEASE go straight to A&E as you could have something seriously wrong there, I don't mean to frighten you but it does need to be checked urgently.

Been up since 4:am, don't know why I could not sleep, weather looks very dull outside, there is a puddle on my neighbours garage roof so we must have had some rain in the night, that will cheer my hubby up, the garden is all cracked, he stills waters it twice a day but we do need a good down pour.

Not long now to Ally Pally ladies (and gents) I am hoping my tickets come through today, they said 5 days when I ordered them from Hochanda. Hope to see lots of you there. Last time I didn't even get a chance to talk to you Sue because you was in conference etc. with Hochanda preparing for the televised broadcast, (which I watched from the side before I went home) I did see it on catch up though, so hopefully this time I will be able to give you a special Wilsonettes hug.

My thought and special hugs are with you all, Tina, Elaine, Cheryl, Tracey, Wheelybad, Yvonne, Lorraine Tres oh yes a special one for Pam for always being there for us.

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

Crafti Moggie said...

Morning Sue, love both cards today and not too much Christmas overload only more inspiration. Imaginative use of the dies and materials and I can't choose between the two,

thank you,

Pearl xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. I always look forward to Christmas double days and today you've given us another two fabulous cards. I think this week number one wins it for me, I love the way you've used the micro beads for the shaker, I bet they sound good as well as look good.
Elaine, I agree with Pam and everyone, please don't wait to go back to the doctor. My Mum had something like this a few weeks ago, when she went back and saw a different doctor they said it was an infection and she needed antibiotics urgently. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

anne mather said...

Good morning Sue
Both cards are beautiful. Love the stars in particular. We need to get a move on and get some christmas done now!
Anne M xxx

Debs Artliff said...

Good morning sue what beautiful cards you have for us today and the designs
Are wonderful
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning cards, I love the first card the best but both are outstanding. Yvonne xx

Karen Drew said...

Morning! Two stunning cards today. Really can't choose between them
Luv
Karen xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Both stunning cards today, Sue. Love them both. Am hoping to get lots of crafting done this weekend but my OH and son will be home as cricket is off.
D x

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Two lovely cards today, you do spoil us.
They are both pretty but my favourite is the first card.
Pat x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Two stunning cards today and if I have to choose, the first one is my favourite. Marion S x

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome layering! Gorgeous cards!

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, Sue they are both beautiful.
Take care Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards Sue. If I had to choose it would be the first one . Have a lovely weekend everyone. A dark morning here think the rain is on its way. JJxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I like both but prefer number 1 card. TfS.

Anonymous said...

Two great cards, Sue, like them both but number one wins for me - love the 'ornateness' of it and the shaky micro beads.
Hugs to our missing friends and well wishes if needed.

'P' in Wales

PharmacyMichele said...

Two stunning cards, think the second one is my favourite. Love the hint of colour peeking through the stars.

Michele

dmj said...



More lovely cards, I like the first one . . . . . and the second!!!!!




Doreen x

cr@fty said...

Good mining Sue
Two very beautiful cards for us to feast our eyes on today! Each card is stunning in its own way, as usual I can't decide which is my favourite because I genuinely love them both. I love the white micro beads another thing to go on my never ending list lol!
Hugs x
Heather T

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, plenty of inspiration and motivation to get our festive cards started with your two super examples. Love the shaker card, that would be for a very special person or family, love the blue and white one too. Have a great day. Bx

Debra K. said...

Two very different Christmas cards today Sue! Love your use of white micro beads in the shaker card. Debra x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue.

Love seeing your Christmas cards this morning and I have to say there is never too many.
My favorite is the Ornate Holly Framed Noel die. I especially like how you have used the micro beads on your frame. I must try that. I have used this die set to make several cards this week in the more traditional green and white colors with red pearls but I like the all white as well.

Have a lovely day.

Beverly

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards,no favourite this week,love them both.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Another 2 Gorgeous cards for us I love the colours and the contrast in textures Sue
Hope you all have a lovely day whatever you do
Sharon
xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards, I've managed a couple of simple Christmas cards, I love your star die I feel I may need this one
Thank you for all your kind words, wishes and hugs they gratefully recieved not been able to read all comments that I've missed over the last few days, had a couple of phone calls from the care company and they have 'apologised 'and said they will look into my concerns and the time changes I've asked for that was Tuesday and nothing yet I have been trying to talk to the social worker but trying to get through is crazy phone line always busy, pain Dr came and has stopped some tablets and given him others and coming next week to see how they are going and maybe starting a slow release patch, his appetite is brilliant had 2 pies at 8.30 last night as he was hungry looking forward to fish and chips today as it's my mum's 86th birthday today so bringing her here for the day
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxxx

Chris Curry said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, the first is definitely my favourite. Thank you. Xx

tracy w said...

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

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue two beautiful cards today but the first one is my favourite I love the way you have used the micro beads as a shaker card it's gorgeous
KathyB x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Two beautiful cards today both fantastic in their own right!!!
My personal preference is the first one! Just love all the white.
The navy and white has its own appeal.
Your inspiration ceases to amaze me.
Love and crafty hugs,
Tina T xxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Great cards, especially like the movement in the first one x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love both of them but especially the first and am about to order the relevant die. It's a fab card.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love both of them but especially the first and am about to order the relevant die. It's a fab card.

Anne said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. The first has to be my favourite in the silver and white.

Rosie said...

Hi Sue, love both your Christmas cards....
L Rosie from Chorley...xxx

DeCor said...

I LOVE Christmas and your cards are Fab! It's so nice to get so many ideas. I like the first card best but really impressed with the different take using the stars. Thank you again

Suemac said...
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Suemac said...

two stunning cards

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful cards, number one is my favourite.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Two great cards today's, I think the first one just has the edge for me. I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend..

Love Rosemarie X X

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of these Christmas cards are gorgeous I love them both. You can never show too many of your wonderful Christmas cards for me I need all the inspiration I can get. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - you have come up with two more brilliant Christmas cards with great ideas - my favourite is the first one as I love the touches of silver with white. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Two gorgeous Christmas cards, I couldn't choose between them.
Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.
Maggie

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafters.

What beautiful cards I especially like the aurora star one as I've got the die. This is one I'm def going to do xx

Well ladies yesterday I had another concealing session this is the first one since my father died. If had a few before then so they new the situation. The lady I have is lovely to talk to poor woman didn't get much words out as I blabber end away and went thru almost her full box of tissues
Any ways felt better when I came out and as I was in Ayr for the session I went straight to the craft shop! Lol got some guilding flakes to try again. Guilding wax and a few colour clouds as I'd not tried those. Sue ud be proud I'm going to get messy lol

Pam thanks for the daily hugs they go a long way. Right back at ya!!

Yvonne g. Now now don't be jealous of my grey lol I'm just embracing it and going to save a fortune!! The grey look is in at the moment. People are paying cash for this colour. Today will be my first hair trim! I'm all excited there's not much to come off but it's starting to curl now lol x

Love to all my blog buddies don't know what I'd do without u all xx

Jan.moogie said...

Two beautiful cards today Sue and nothing can make me pick on e from the other as they are both my favorites. Thanks for sharing, have a really lovely day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards, hard to choose between them.
B xx

carol quinn said...

2 gorgeous cards
Number1 is my favourite
Carol

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Oooooh, I do love Double Day's!!!! Both cards are gorgeous and very different from each other. I think my particular favourite has to be number one as it looks so very ornate-stunning! X

karenlotty said...

Two very gorgeous cards I think number 2 is my favourite and in different colours could be used for birthdays too - stars aren't just for Christmas
For the first time yesterday I cut several sentiments in card and layered them up - so so effective!

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Ooooh, the first one!!...just gorgeous...but I do like the lovely ornate apertures cut with the Aurora star die on the second card and the Christmas Blessings die is on the wish list already...

Izzy

marg said...

Hello Sue
Rain today, still muggy though.
Two gorgeous Christmas cards, I couldn't choose between them.
Love Marg

gwen70 said...

2 wonderful cards Sue, can't choose between them

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful cards - love them both. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue,Love both cards so pretty . love Jean Z xxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
WOW! two stunning cards for us today, i am a lover of pearls and beads so my favourite has to be the first one.

Pam the leg is less painful today and it didn't keep me awake so i think it is getting better .

June and Craftysue if the leg gets worse over the day i will go to A&E i promise you .

Andrew is still waiting for that special Phone call.

As i can not make cards resting my leg up i am going to try my hand at crochet, i found a U Tube Video yesterday for beginners , if i can master it you never know i could end up making a blanket .

Big hugs to all
Take care
Elaine H X

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue these cards are stunning love them both thank you for sharing
Love always June Horrocks xxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two fabulous cards, the first one is my favourite !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I like both of the cards today. They both have a really wintery feel to them. I would have to agree that the white micro beads do give a really frosty feel, perfect for Christmas cards.

Lisbeth

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
no such thing as Xmas overload when it comes to LOOKING at cards. Both of yours are gorgeous but the first one has the edge. It is just stunning.
Hugs, Rose

Marianne's Craftroom said...

These are both girgeous, keep em comin

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Two very nice cards,number 1 just edges in front for me,
Best wishes everyone,
Karen M

SueJ said...

My favourite day of the week.
Love both cards Sue, the top one is very elegant and would be for someone special.
The second one is lovely and would make a lovely batch card.

Have a good weekend everyone.

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue xx hazel

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, two beautiful Xmas cards and I dont mind you getting ahead with your Cards I am to, stunning the first one especially and the second is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful Christmas cards!
Love them both :))

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Certainly not an overload I love your Christmas cards & can never see too many! I love both these cards but I think the first one is my favourite I love the shaker element I don't have the Holly frame but know I'm going to buy it!

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue, 2 beautiful cards. Much as I love the 1st one I think I would prefer the 2nd one . Hugs, Ivy C x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards that anyone would be pleased to receive. I have to say though that the first one is my favourite, it is very elegant.
Love to all Alison xxx

Poppyfield Creations said...

Morning Sue

Both cards are stunning, love shaker cards

Have a good weekend

June x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards today. I think my favourite one it the first one because I love the Holly Frame and the Shaker element just adds to it. I don't think you can overload us with too many Christmas Cards.
Wendyx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
You can never give us too many christmas cards! Love them! My favourite is the first one. I love micro beads. Such fun to play with. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs all round.

ursula said...

Oh my goodness, just love these two cards, so different but lovely....Like the idea of encapsulating the micro beads...will remember that. My favourite, the second one...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Never ever fear of overloading us with ANY card samples whether it be festive or otherwise, in fact we can't get ENOUGH !
Sample 1 has to be my favourite by a long way, just my kind of card, it's beautifully festive. I'm sure we will see something very similar on the SWCE fb page lovingly made by the amazingly talented Beverly Fuchs, wow, that lass does the most breath taking cards Sue, like your work, we can pick out a Sue Wilson card from all the others, and it's the same with Beverly, once seen always recognisable by its sheer beauty and design. If only you would/could bottle just a teensy weensy but of your talent I'd be in line waiting to order (in bulk) lol.
So I will end with sending my usual hugs and hope your day is a good one xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
I really like these two cards, they are just a little different. Will have to try them using the dies I Havre.
Margaret xx

auscrafts said...

Love both cards ,but think I'll be copying the second as it looks flatter for posting ,always a big consideration when making cards for Christmas

Kate's Cards said...

Now you know I can't comment! Hehehehe. xxxx
👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Robin said...

Although I don't do christmas - I have got some ideas from these. that I can use in my other cards.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two gorgeous cards.
Rosemary xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, as far as I am concerned you can never show too many Christmas cards. Both of today's samples are lovely but the first one wins hands down for me. Love the holly frame and I seem to have missed out on white micro beads, I only have the clear ones so will have to investigate.

I believe the weather is to break today/tomorrow and we certainly have a very dull start to the day so maybe it will be a good week-end for crafting.

Frances

joyceone said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards. Really like the blue and white star card. Yesterday and today ; greagt inspiration.

Paula said...

Two lovely cards Sue, but I have to go for card no 2 if pushed! They are both so different it is hard to make up my mind over them. :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Two very lovely cards Sue, if I had to choose the Noel card is my favours X X X

Val Jones said...

Both beautiful Sue and can't choose between them.
Love Val in Spain xx

Netty The Runner said...

How can you ask that Sue, they are both fabulous.
Annette x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Twofer Friday again, aren't the weeks flying by, and you could never share too many Christmas cards I need the inspiration!! Both cards are lovely but it's the first one for me and like someone else said how did I miss the coloured micro beads?
Missing our Norah and Maureen, hope you are both ok xx
Hugs to all in need of one especially Tracy, Nanna Tina, Elaine and Wheelybad xxxx

Best wishes everyone
Pat

Annie Pennington said...

Good morning Sue... it's very difficult to choose between the two. If I really had to, think it would be the shaker card with those micro beads. I haven't seen white micro beads locally, I'll have to try and find some online because they are lovely.

Have a good day all. From a very wet N. Wales.

Annie P
xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Both are Lovely Cards. I think the first just has the edge for me and could be used for any Winter occasion very easily. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
I love the Friday suprise of two Christmas cards, my brain hadn't got used to it yet! Love both cards today so it's hard to say which is my favourite. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane xxx
Tracey sounds like you had the perfect counselling session, just what you needed and then such a good idea to treat yourself in the craft shop xxx
Elaine I hope your leg is responding to treatment, what a good idea using you tube to help you learn to crochet xxx
Tina I hope those pesky carers get sorted soon. Happy birthday to your mum, I hope you all enjoy your fish and chips xxx

Susan White said...

Both great cards Sue, and I love the navy as a Christmas colour! Susan x

Sue MacFall said...

Love both cards but think the second is more me !! Thank you, Sue.
Sue M

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Please don't apologise for any of your cards Christmas or otherwise! I'm loving the Christmas ones just now! I really like both cards but the second would be the one I'd choose if I were asked to choose one for me! Lol! I have the Christmas Blessings Die and it cuts beautifully. I hardly ever buy any dies part from yours now as they are just the best!
Have a good day everyone - it's raining here but the garden needs it!
Tracy - glad you had a good day yesterday! Colour clouds are much nicer than the ones we have this morning!!
Love to all,
Myra x

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,

I can never have enough of Christmas cards and yours are always stunning show stoppers. Love both designs this morning.

Had another day off yesterday when Daughter Giorgina rang to ask if I was busy as she, son Joshua, his partner Lucy and Great granddaughter Milly-May were coming to visit.
What a lovely day we had in the garden, not much sun but so warm that Milly-May was soon down to her nappy and enjoying herself immensely. She had not been up the steps to the lawn and flower beds before, so thoroughly enjoyed walking on the grass and feeling it between her little toes. After many walks up and down, she wanted to pick the flowers, and I tried to get her to smell them. She wrinkled up her little button nose and blew instead of sniffing! Bless her.
So today is finally getting my home straight again, especially the craft room.

Elaine, you need to get your leg sorted out, an infection can take hold so easily. Please go to A&E or a Minor Injuries Unit if one is close to home.

For all in need of some extra TLC, I hope you day becomes kinder to you.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

CraftyJo said...

So hard to choose a favourite from these two - I guess I'd go with the slightly more traditional navy and white one if I really *had* to pick :)

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Certainly not an overload I love your Christmas cards & can never see too many! I love both these cards but I think the first one is my favourite I love the shaker element I don't have the Holly frame but know I'm going to buy it!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Well aren't these two cards simply gorgeous. Can't get enough of your Christmas cards Sue. Can I just say that my favourite is the first card.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Both stunning cards sue x I love both of them again x must start mine soon I get so cross with myself for leaving them so late x thankyou sue x
Sending hugs to all the wilsonettes x
Theresa w xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Dearest Friend Sue,
Sue Never Ever Apologise For Sharing Too Many Stunning Christmas Cards With
Us.
I Love Both Cards They Are Extremely Exquisite I Love The First With The Holly Framed
Noel Die, And Using Another Outstanding Product The Micro Beads I Just Love Them.
I Love How You've Created The Black Shadow To Your Sentiment, Can I Say The Close Up
Photograph Shots Bring This Card To Life Showing It Off To Its Best Advantage...
Number Two Card Another Exquisite Card Outstanding Colour Combination With The White
And The French Navy Showing Through Where You've Used Your Aurora Star Die To Cut Out,
I Just Love The Fabulous Sentiment Sue I Can't Begin To Thank You Enough For Sharing Your
Truly Tremendous Cards With Us They Are Truly Superb You Inspire Me Each And Every Day I'm In Awe Of You
I Appreciate Everything You Do Thank You So Very Much Sue...
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Sue Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes
Well All I Don't Know Whether You Get Scam Email's Etc But I'm Getting So Many At Present, We Delete Straight Away, But One We Sent To The Fraud Team In London But Today's Beat It All, The Email Was Supposed To Be From Mrs Michelle Obama (The First Lady) Telling Me I've Won Something And She Wanted Certain Details.......

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. WOW Two beautiful christmas cards today. You can overload me with any kind of card as i cant get enough of them lol. The first one has my vote as i love a shaker card and this one is right up my street. Have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Oh, my preference today of the two is the Noel Christmas shaker card. I have not made one, but I really like shaker cards. Must be the "kid" in me. I have to say the Aurora Star makes a gorgeous cut out shape! I have been looking for just the right snowflake die so I will have to take a second look at the Aurora Star die.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue the second is very beautifulllllllll.
fabulous designs

gr karin van eijk

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful Christmas cards today. They are both gorgeous. The first one would be my first choice but I really like them both.
BarbaraV

barbara macaskill said...

What a week it has been! I woke up sick as a dog on Saturday and don't remember much else until Wednesday when I started to feel a little better. I think I overdid it yesterday though because I am feeling worse again!! UGH!
Seeing these two gorgeous cards helps a little bit though!!! I adore the backgrounds on both of them!!! TFS!

Nana on the Hill said...

Gorgeous double pleasure, love them both with a slight leaning toward the second xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good a Sue & every Wow two beautiful Christmas cards i love them both equally
the shaker card is brilliant will try this but must get some white micro beads &
love the colour combo of the second card loving the star die.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock.xx

TRACY pleased counselling went well yesterday & good for you getting some crafty items
you will love the colour cloud is lovely. Take care my friend love & Hug's Lynda xx

Elaine as everyone has said get your leg looked at again go to A & E

Tina hope you get those carers sorted glad Mick has a hearty appetite now. Wish your Mum a happy birthday.xx

WHEELYBAD hug's & Cuddles for Billy xx



gailgale said...

Hi Sue,
Two BEAUTIFUL cards.
I really want to get that Ornate Holly Framed Noel die. It is so elegant and stunning!
And I love the Aurora Star. So many ways to use it.
Thank you for sharing these wonderful creations.

DeeDee7770 said...

Good afternoon Sue. I love both cards and never tire of Christmas cards. I have to say that I love your classy take on shaker cards. The holly noble die steals the show. Your details are gorgeous! Have a beautiful weekend Sue.

DeeDee7770 said...

Good afternoon Sue. I love both cards and never tire of Christmas cards. I have to say that I love your classy take on shaker cards. The holly noble die steals the show. Your details are gorgeous! Have a beautiful weekend Sue.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Two fabulous Christmas cards either one would look stunning on the mantelpiece.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards, love them both.
Jess xxx

lilian said...


Hi Sue, love both of these stunning Christmas cards, no 1 just has the edge.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Lesley Cann said...

Both lovely cards but number 1 is my favourite. Must really get on with my own Christmas cards.

Dawn Holben said...

Sue there is no such thing as christmas overload as for as i am concerened lol
I love both of these cards but the first is my favourite.
I just love that die and how you have layered it and made it into a beautiful shaker card.
I have the holly frame die and the aurora star so will have to go and have a play with them.
I am up to date with my cards so next week i am going to get into christmas mode which i am looking forward too.

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, I love both of these cards but the first is my favourite, as I love the holly frame.xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Hi Sue, 2 stunning cards as usual. I love the star background on the second card. And a shaker card too, you are really spoiling us

Laura O' Connor said...

two fab cards ,number two has my vote love the stars ,Laura O

Theresa Pace said...

both elegant cards but my favourite has to be the blue and white one, hugs xx

Winifred Kennedy said...

Cards are beautiful as usual. You never disappoint. Winifred Kennedy

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

sued99 said...

Love both of these with a slight preference for the first. Made a couple of Christmas cards this week with my new Shadow Box die which I love! X

Littlelamb said...

Lovely cards Sue. Always love to see your Christmas cards. I have the Christmas Blessing die so will give that a try. Thank you for sharing these cards.

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards, Sue.
I would find it very difficult to choose a favourite!
Lesley S x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! Not one but two Christmas cards today. I think both of them are absoluetly stunning !!! I know you are asking us to tell you our favourite card of the two but I really do love them both for different reasons. The Noel card is sooo fab with the colours and its shaker element. This die set is a really beautiful traditional Christmas set, and one that has been on my wish list since I very first saw it !!! Beautiful in any traditional Christmas colours. I love the Holly frames. Sooo pretty !!!
The second card is equally as beautiful Sue. I really love your Aurora Star die and in fact this die has also been on my list for some time now. I think it is a really beautiful design and I absolutely love how you have used it as a background with the white and Navy Blue card. Again I think it would look amazing in other colours to. I am also loving your "Christmas Blessings" word die to !!!
Thank you for sharing both of these stunning Christmas cards today Sue. Sending you lots of love and hugs Sue from Tres x x x

June Smith, Thank you for your kind wishes today. I very much appreciate it. Sending special hugs to you to. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone today from Tres x x x

Lorraine Freeman said...

Oh my goodness, both cards are absolutely stunning. No way could I put one above the other.
I am going to leave it at that as I am very tired except I have had a much better day.
Sending love n hugs to all of you xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Two fabulous Christmas cards Sue and so hard to choose between them! For me I think the first is more my kind of card though have never used micro beads before. Great inspiration for us all so thank you x

Anne Prescott said...

Fab cards Sue, love both of them. Anne x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two gorgeous cards, love them both.
DiB.x

Beryl Treble said...

Two beautiful card Sue.

Theresa said...

Wonderful cards Sue short and sweet but I am rushing around
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Pussycats said...

Beautiful card, love how you have created the background . Wendy

Jean said...

Gorgeous!