Friday, 5 August 2016

Christmas Double Days

Hello bloggers!  The first post of the year for the Christmas double days is upon us!  I decided to start with a simple but elegant Madonna and child card.  I cut the Ray of Light Background out of aqua card and backed it with aqua card as well for a tone on tone look.  Next I used the Double Pierced Circles and cut an aperture out of coconut white card.  I added mounting foam to the back and added it over the background.  I cut The Nativity in white card and then cut the backing out of white card that had a sticky adhesive sheet placed on it.  I peeled the backing paper off and added the Nativity die cut to it, then glittered the exposed adhesive with Diamond Snow.  I added it to the centre of the card with foam.  I added a slightly larger Double Pierced Square frame in white to the edge of the card, then finished it with  white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.





Card number two is completely different and more vintage styled.  I started with a piece of cream and black polka dotted paper from my stash.  I added it to a larger piece of milk card, leaving wide edges on both sides.  Next I cut the Snowflake Border (from last year's Festive Collection) in black and glued them to the sides.  I stamped the Cosy Cottage Scene stamp in black on milk card and cut it out with the matching Snowflake Filigree die.  I inked the edge pattern with Antique Linen, then coloured the cottage, snow and trees in the centre.  I cut an oval of sticky adhesive sheet and added it to just the centre design area.  I peeled the backing off and glittered it with Diamond Snow.  I cut a Snowflake Filigree in black and cut it in half and added it to either side of the stamped image.  I adhered it to the centre of the decorative paper.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with an oval die.  I used a slightly larger oval and cut a black mat for it and added it to the lower portion of the card.  I completed the card with a milk pierced mat, a black mat and a final milk mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9" in size.  Have a favourite?  All for now, Sue x






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135 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous cards Sue. Both so very lovely in different ways. Love the twosome.
Steph, you are too critical about your work, you sell at the market and those canny shoppers love your cards, do they must be good. Your Carers know the effort you put in to everything you do, that makes them doubly precious.
Elaine, it is so good that Andrew is enjoying his week away. How are you doing, till you get sorted, try some earplugs at night,. You need your sleep.
Tina, thinking about you and Mick, hope all is well.
Tracey, bet that night with the girls was a riot after the wine.
June, so glad hubby is doing well, Tina, hope you and yours is too, the waiting for results is torture.
Hugs to all, present and missing.

Jan on the Fosse said...


Good Morning Sue
Both lovely cards I think I prefer the second one.
Have a great week end.
Jan x

Jan.moogie said...

Two gorgeous cards but I love the simplicity of the first one. Have a great day Sue, hugs x

Dragonsnap2 said...

Such different cards but both are gorgeous and aren't we lucky to get two a day for a while. Nice to see that last years Christmas dies haven't been forgotten too.
Thank you so much Sue.
D x

Marion Bull said...

Two lovely cards but I love the first one most. The ray of light die is beautiful.
Maggie B xx

Marion Scott said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, I love them both but if I had to choose it would be the first
Marion S x

Debs Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful
Have a lovely day
Debs Cards xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I do love the ray of light but I think I prefer No 2.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, 2 extremely lovely cards, I like them both, so cannot choose a favourite. Looking forward to more double day inspiration. Have a great day all. Bx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

WOW Sue that time already huh ? Maybe a post Andy shouldn't get involved in - C-mas in August is bound to see his heart pounding out of his chest lol he just don't get it lol.

Number one for me, I just love the square frame with that gorgeous blue background with the circular frame, it just looks so clean fresh simple and understated. Absolutely gorgeous.
Hope you have a good Friday, and I'll start it off with a friendly hug xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two totally different styles but both lovely cards, I love the little cottage scene stamp & I am sure both cards would be well received by everyone. Yvonne xx

hollyberry said...

Two gorgeous cards and for once I have a definite favourite! No. 2 is just beautiful,I love that stamp.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A double treat, what a lovely surprise! I was very pleased to see you have used the Ray of Light die as it's on my wishlist and looks beautiful. Both cards are striking in their own way and I'm unable to choose a favourite.x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
glad you are doing double up day of christmas cards today's two are stunning I like the second one better thank you for sharing tracyw x

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Two lovely cards. We are so lucky that you can inspire us all so much. I like both cards but my favourite is the first one - the Maddona and child is beautiful
Pat x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Two beautiful cards - love them both :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Crafti Moggie said...

Morning Sue, both cards are great but for me the vintage one is the best one, love it all,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards . If I had to choose it would be no2 Have a nice weekend everyone. JJxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so very much for the beautiful inspiration.
I have not been able to do any crafting for the last twelve weeks, hopefully one day I can get back to it.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh I do like double days and these two samples are so very different but both absolutely fantastic in their own right. I am so pleased I bought the 'rays' die and also the cottage snow scene stamp because I can try them both out.

Well it has been quite an eventful week, and with the Olympics starting I know who is going to be glued to the TV, I can then play away with my crafting stash, I have so many things I want to do just need to get my head in gear and start on them.

My thoughts and hugs as always go to everyone, especially:

Steph - don't put yourself down, you are a fantastic crafter and make beautiful keepsakes.

Elaine are you getting any sleep?, I don't know what to advise you might want to take up Pam's suggestion of the earplugs. Pleased Andrew is enjoying his holiday.

Tina and Mick, I do hope things are OK for you

Tracey, hope you enjoyed your girly night out and all the wine.

Tina, hope you get the results you wanted soon.

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

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue xx hazel

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
Beautiful both cards in their own special ways.
The ray of light for the more religious cards we have to send.
The second for the rest.
I have an embossing folder like the Ray of light so could use that instead of a die.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards. The first is my favourite, I love the simplicity of it, the ray embossing folder is perfect in the background.
B xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Two fabulous cards to start your Friday double days. I love the use of the frames on the first card but the second just edges it for me. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Debra K. said...

Two very different Christmas cards. The second one is more my type but they're both lovely. Debra x

Izzy said...

Good morning Sue,

I've been so looking forward to our Christmas double days!....love these and normally anything vintage gets my vote but I do like the simplicity of the first Nativity card with it's perfect classic framing using a circle within a square...

Izzy

crossstitchmarg said...

Good Morning Sue,
Wow these cards are gorgeous a great start to your double day Christmas.
I am hoping to start my Christmas cards soon, so will be looking at yours and John's blogs for inspiration.
I just hope you I can make cards half as good as yours.
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both cards are lovely, but card one is my favourite.

Sunset Bay said...

Both beautiful cards Sue. Love the double Friday!! xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two lovely Christmas cards-second one is my favourite, it's stunning.

Michele

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, two really lovely Christmas cards, I don't have a favourite because they are so differnt
KathyB x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Glad to see that you have started showing your Christmas cards and how lucky are we to get two on the same day. Both are very lovely and so totally different. But my favorite would be Card #2. I like the more traditional look of the card.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of your Christmas cards are gorgeous I love them both they are quite different. Thank you for sharing two at a time I need all the inspiration I can get. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

carol quinn said...

Two stunners
Carol

Anne said...

Two lovely cards, Sue but the first one is my favourite.

Anne (Northampton)

Chris Curry said...

Two very different cards. The second one is definitely the one for me but both have a place on the mantle piece. Thank you Sue. Xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I think mine is the Madonna and Child absolutely beautiful!
The sky is full of Balloons here in Bristol today, lovely sight, lift off is usually about 6 am, Festival must be near!
Thinking of all you poorly bloggers, and hope today will be a better day!
Love Marg

dmj said...




Two gorgeous cards, today, Sue, but the Nativity is my favourite!!!




Doreen x

Karen M said...

Good morning Sue,
Two very lovely cards,can't choose between them
Thank you for double days
Best wishes
Karen M

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two very different cards, the vintage is my fave

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards again today. Both very different. I think my favourite is the second one.
BarbaraV

lilian said...


Hi Sue, two very lovely cards today. The first is my favourite, surely this what Christmas is all about.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

A Happercrafter6 said...

Two lovely cards. Looking forward to all the ideas for Christmas.
Jan
Northampton

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,two totally different style of cards. Both beautiful. I think my favour is number 2.I will be away for two weeks so I may not be able to leave a comment every day as internet signal weak.!! Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, brill that we're getting a twofer!!! Both nice in their own right!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Sylvia Yates said...

The first card is beautiful in its simplicity, but for me the second one, is my choice. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Yay twofer's! I love both cards they are beautiful in different ways. Number one is clean and simple (love that ray background die!), the stamp used in number two is gorgeous as all the dies used are.
Hugs x
Heather T

Annie Pennington said...

It's lovely to have a double helping of eye candy Sue. Think the second one is my favourite. I love the cottage stamp, it's on my wish list. I enjoy making scenic cards.

Looking forward to seeing more Christmas cards on the blog.

Annie P
xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two very different cards today I love both of them it would be hard to choose a favourite.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
so glad we've got double days, do't ask me to pick a favourite - the snowflake border is still one of my favourites from last year. it is just divine.
BUT the first card is striking and the spirit of Christmas......... so I'm glad you showed us both.
Hugs, Rose

nattyboots said...

Two beautiful cards Sue , the first one is my favourite it looks so serene and peaceful .

Pam,, every time i say Andrew is doing well he has a set back , he was not feeling too good yesterday and spent the day in bed his temp was normal but his BP low again ,{ but not low enough to go to the Hosp } i am just hoping it is higher today after a full days rest .

I had another good night last night { 3 consecutive nights } i just hope it continues.

Sending lots of hugs to all .
Take care Everyone
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Yes I like twofers, too, Sue! Both lovely cards, really like the ray of light sad can see all sorts of possibilities using that.
Hugs to all, especially Kitty having a tough time... and everyone who can't craft right now.

'P' in Wales

June Horrocks said...

Wow sue these cards are beautiful stunning the first one I love straight away then the second I can't choose no way
Thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxxxxxx

gwen70 said...

Stunning cards Sue, love them both but the Ray of Light has the edge

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love both of these cards . love Jean Z xxx

hettygarlick said...

A great start to the Christmas Double Days! I love both these. I always like religious Christmas cards, and the vintage one is beautiful. I really like the style of it.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue and crafty friends.

Two beautiful cards this morning.
I'm not keen on nativity stuff normally but this one just drew my eye in because of the ray of light background in Aqua just made it pop out beautifully.
The second card also was smashing but the first one I just kept going back to look at it again lol. Just loving ur dies just now. Saving up for my next purchase lol

Love to all and cuddles available on request! Hee hee xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely treat this morning. I like the simplicity of the first card, it doesn't need any words and as Lilian says it's what Christmas is all about however I love the second card. The stamp is gorgeous and it's lovely seeing the snowflake boarders from last year making an appearance too. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Elaine I hope Andrew is feeling better today after a rest xxx
Tracey I hope you had a good time last night, just what you needed xxx
June good to hear hubby's tooth has settled down and you can both enjoy the Olympics in your own special way! Xxx
Tina and Mick sending hugs xxx

auscrafts said...

two lovely cards

Kate's Cards said...

Two lovely cards. Card two is very traditional but card one is my favourite as it is a modern take on a classic nativity scene.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards. I love the little cottage scene stamp and the ray of light die. Please, please excuse my ignorance, but can anyone tell me what the little section of the nativity die is that is above Mary's head?
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Two gorgeous cards, I think I favour card 2 just that little bit more though!

Hope you have a good weekend

June x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Oh I love your Christmas double days! Two beautiful cards both very different very difficult to choose a favourite If I really had to choose I think it would be the nativity one but I love them both!

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful way to start you Christmas Blogs, two beautiful cards but so very different, would not like to choose between them. Really looking forward to seeing what other goodies you have to show us.
Wendyx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Definitely card 1 for me today. Very modern and very different. Love it. SueL x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
"WOW" Sue I Truly Love "Double Card Day's Espcially" If They Include "Christmas Cards"
Yes I'm One Of Those Sad People Whom Enjoy Making Christmas Cards Its Wonderful
That You've Shared Two Extremely Different One's With Us.
I Love The First Where You've Used "The Ray Of Light Die" And Cut It Out In Aqua,
Then "The Stunning Nativity Scene" Where You've Added The Truly Wonderful Diamond Snow Plus A
Wonderful Frame.
Number Two Has To Be My Utmost Favourite I Just Love The Colour Combination That You've Used
The Cream/ Black Polka Dot Paper Works So Very Well, (From Your Stash) I'm Pleased To Say I Have This Very Beautiful
Stamp (As I'm A Stamper At Heart But Now Include Your Dies In My Cards)
It's Also Wonderful To See You've Used Last Year's "Snowflake Border Die" I Have This And It's
Extremely Exquisite I Love How You've Cut It Out In Black As Like Yourself I Love To See Black On
Cards But If Not Other Colour Combination's Can Be Used, Sue I Really Hope Every Friday Is
Going To Be A Double "Christmas Card Day" It Gives Me So Many Wonderful Ideas.
Sue My Wonderful Friend Take Great Care Thank You So Very Much For Sharing, You Inspire Me Each And
Every Day, And I Can't Begin To Tell You How Very Grateful I Am, I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do, Thank You So Very Much...
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Steph.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - both these cards are beautiful, the second one is my sort of Christmas card though and I think it is stunning in the cream and black. Love what you've done with the cottage scene. It has inspired me to get down and do more stamping! Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Scottydog said...

Two lovely cards today Sue, a great start to the double days. I love the Ray of light embossing folder which works so well with the Madonna & child & the snowflake border, which I didn't manage to get last year. Number one is definitely my favourite. Thank you!

Kiraneries said...
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Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. I like them both for different reasons but card one has the edge for me being so elegant.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue two beautiful cards this morning and I adore them both and the second one is just stunning it makes me feel like its winter already. hugs Shirleyxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I am so pleased to see Christmas double days back as I need all the inspiration I can get :-) I love both of these cards equally for different reasons but I have to go with the second one as I have all the ingredients required!

Frances

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
The black card is truly vintage, and l bet it would look stunning done in different colours
Margaret xx

Paula said...

Both lovely cards Sue, it's difficult to choose one over the other because they are both so different. I think I will have to go for the first one but only because I don't like the creamy colour of the second.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Two lovely cards, different in any ways but so perfect
for x-mas. Thank you also for the cards and tutorial the
last few days, they are all great.

Well wishes to everyone who are not so good at this moment in time.
Hope you all have a better day ,take care.

Had a fabulous day yesterday meeting up with some of my blog
friends that I got contact with thanks to first Sue's blog and
then joining Sandra's, "Cotswold Crafter" Blog, still got a hoarse
voice from all talking and laughing. Nearly Ally Pally so hope to
meet many of you there.

Hugs to all Wilsonette's and my good friends,
Maria x

SueJ said...

I really enjoy the Xmas Double Days, this one is no exception. Two stunning cards.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two gorgeous cards today I love them both but If I had to choose a favourite it

would be the beautiful Nativity scene its just magic.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Sue MacFall said...

I love both these but especially the black and cream one - so elegant.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

ursula said...

I just love both these cards Sue, so very different but beautiful....the black and cream has to be my favourite....luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful creations from Lianne Morrison in england

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
So pleased that double Christmas card Friday is back. I love them both, I have started my Christmas cards which I will use all your dies again this year. Thanks love Michelle xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow, two beautiful Christmas cards today. I like them both, but doesn't the Ray of Light die look lovely done in the Aqua card. Must also get the cosy cottage scene stamp.

Suebak said...

I particularly love what you have done with the Ray of Light background and Nativity dies in your first card, showing that you don't have to use the whole image. I actually have these dies and am looking forward to using them this year. Your second card is delightful. My fave part is the border snowflake die cuts.

Susan x

Lorraine Freeman said...

Forgot to comment yesterday, what a numpty.
Love both of today's very different cards.
I am now the proud owner of both sets of Sue's double pierced squares as I ordered the first set yesterday afternoon and they arrived this morning, great price too :) As I tend to make square cards it made sense to invest and I watched John showing how well the rectangles layered up on an old recording so decided it was time to bite the bullet.
I can feel the Christmas crafting urge starting to build so need to move some craft supplies around.
My Grandson is going to come over and make some Christmas cards, date to be arranged. He is a lovely boy but very full on so I thought it would give my daughter a break and it's about time I acted like a Grandmother. I am taking him to the cinema next week too.
I am still very, very tired so torn whether to visit my daughter, do housework or craft as I don't have the energy to do more than one of the options.
Sorry not to comment on everyone's news will try and remember notebook tomorrow.
Sending love n hugs to you all xxx

Myra said...

Yippee !! It's Christmas Double Day again!
I know , I need to get out more! Two lovely cards but the first one gets my vote! I bought the ray of Light Die and it's really beautiful!
Be good everyone! Love to all,
Myra xx

barbara macaskill said...

Lorraine, I hope that whatever has you so tired eases up! Being a Grandma is so hard when you are tired or sick all the time. I know because our 4 year old granddaughter lives with us full time and I have health issues that leave me sick and tired all the time! I treasure every moment with her but some days I am not sure I will make it through!! (((HUGS))) and prayers being sent your way!
Sue~ Both of these cards are breath taking in their own way! I especially love the second one!! Vintage is so pretty!! TFS!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
It's never too early to see your beautiful Christmas cards, I love the ray of light die used as a background and the gorgeous stamp in the 2nd card, thank you so much for sharing.
Kitty hope you can get back to crafting soon
Caring hugs to all in need of one especially Tracy and Wheelybad xx

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Bejay Roles said...

YAY!!! It's Christmas Double Days time again. I love hav ing Christmas in August! What a nice start, Sue. Both cards are delightful in different ways. I like the simplicity of the first card, it's really quite striking. The second card is divine...I especially love the stamp of the snowy cottage, doesn't the smoke coming from the chimney look inviting.
It's another weird weather week isn't it. Down here in my part of the country it seems to be pouring rain one day and brilliant sunshine the next but even the very wet days have been humid. What we need is a raging thunderstorm to totally clear the air, I can put up with the heat but have never been very good with humidity (I remember being in Chicago one August and it was like walking into a solid wall of wet heat when we left the hotel...not nice!).
Happy Friday to everyone and here's to a great weekend :)
Bejay xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. WOW Its double day fridays again. I love this time of year as we get double the inspiration from you and you havent failed with your first one of the year. These two cards are gorgeous, fantastic, stunning, wonderful and beautiful i could go on and on lol. The first one with the aqua ray of light just makes it pop and the second in the black and cream is very dramatic. I cant choose a favourite as i love both of them. I dont have the cosy cottage stamp yet lol but i have a one that is similar that i got last year so i will have a go at making these two cards just with a different stamped image. Thanks for two beauties and have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Love both cards. Both so different yet so beautiful.
Love Val in Spain x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I like both cards but I think I prefer the simplicity of the first one. I don't know why bit I always think of Mary in blue and white and so the colours of this one really work for me.

Lisbeth

Nanny Jo said...

Both cards are lovely, Sue, but I love the Madonna and Child one most. It has always been so difficult to buy religious dies, and I'm glad to see that seems to be changing! Jo xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Both cards are beautiful. I do favor the Madonna and Child. I like the simplicity of the design, even though I know it is full of layers and techniques. I am always in awe of your ability to create raised and recessed dimensions in your designs. I am working on learning these techniques!

Jean said...

Such beautiful cards!!

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are beautiful.
Anne M xxx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Words can't express just how excited I am to see the beginning of the twofer Friday, Christmas in August? And why not!
The only real problem being that it is just so difficult picking a favourite, particularly when the designs are just so different.
Card no. 1 is striking yet clean and simple at the same time. The Ray of light background die is very eye catching in the lovely blue cardstock and really enhances the Nativity die in the foreground....love the touch of bling too! The noble collection can really add that finishing touch of professionalism to a card, the circles are going to be so useful over the festive period and the frames add the perfect finishing touch.
Card no.2 involves something altogether more traditional. You excel at stamping and I always love he results. What a welcome appearance for the snowflake border, one of my favourite dies from last year, it works so well with the focal element. Love the addition of some bling to the stamped image. I can't choose a favourite from such differing designs, love them both in their own right.
Had a dodgy night, woke this morning having had a seizure so I really shouldn't be on the Web but I simply can't resist my daily blog fix:-) I was meant to go out for my Caci facial this afternoon but didn't feel recovered enough....decided to have a restful afternoon watching crap daytime tv instead, the only danger being that I could well end up in a boredom induced coma:-)
I heard from Yvonne earlier, she sends her apologies but she has had some bad news, a friend of hers mother and sister have both been diagnosed with breast cancer and the news has hit her hard. She will be back with gusto soon but needs time to digest this awful development. Sending her massive hugs, hopefully I'll speak to her properly tomorrow.
Elaine, so glad you've had a few nights peace and quiet, but what a great idea to invest in some earplugs, that might be the answer to your prayers. What a shame that Andrews health has dipped, hope he picks up again in time to get some fishing done.
Lorraine, the mind is always willing but the body just won't co operate...I know just how frustrating this can be but all you can do is prioritise what is most important to you. Hope you have a nice time whatever you decide and don't suffer afterwards.
Maria, sounds like you had a riot, it would be lovely to meet you all at Ally Pally...what day do you plan to go on?
Tracy, my cards are suspect as it is without having consumed litres of vino beforehand:-) glad you had a great time though, crafting can be great therapy when done with friends....pity I don't have any then:-)
Sending hugs to Wheely bad, Beth Theresa , Frances, P, Pam, pat, Tina, Linda, Rebecca, Jan, Alison and all my blog buddiesxxx

Crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxx

Barbara (C) said...

Two contrasts in the cards today and love them both. Great Christmas release again for 2016.

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards love both of them. Glad you brought back two for days.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Tracy Stitt said...

I see what u mean lol is it maybe Joseph's walking staff? X

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful cards today Sue. The first one is my favourite. I have all the dies so will give it a go. Busy with granddaughter as the moment as we have to make a wedding card.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hey mrs please tell Yvonne I'm thinking of her it will be hard for her with this sad news but I'll be thinking of her.
Would love to meet u in Glasgow sometime if ur free maybe a wee lunch and a blether? I'm so jealous ur going to ally pally wish I was going too :-( xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful, both are lovely but I think number two is my favourite today

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both cards are absolutely stunning and I don't usually go for the nativity style of card but in this format it is definitely a winner and my favourite of the two posts.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Two fantastic cards today. Not sure I really have a favourite. I like them both in their different ways.

Love Helen xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

A brilliant start to Christmas double days ....
love them both.
Rosemary xx

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Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning Christmas cards so glad they are back I need to get wriggle on to get mine done, love both designs.
Sorry not been around don't know where the days go, Mick has had a good week only one bad day/night eating very well we are keeping the local chippy in business, just waiting for district nurse to check on his catheter, still have problems with the new carers need the times changing as I seem to be doing their work as can't keep waiting when he needs seeing too, I will try and pop in as often as I can and a huge thank you for all your kind words, wishes and hugs they mean everything to us
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to all
Love Tina xxxxx

karenlotty said...

Both are gorgeous The first one is my favourite, for it's simplicity and it's dramatic message saying exactly what Christmas is all about

Narrowboat girl said...

Crikey, Christmas double days already. I love the second card especially

Denise Bryant said...

Elegant cards! Both are lovely!

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Yah !!! Twofer christmas my favourite words xxx both cards are absolutely beautiful sue x I really love this festive launch , as much as your others of course , and these two totally different cards just show how versatile your collections are x thankyou sue for your inspiration x
Laine could you please pass on a hug for yvonne and sending you one too xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

liz spooner said...

Love these cards Sue. Very beautiful.xx

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, both are lovely cards, one being a bit simple and the other not so.

Lori from Canada

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two gorgeous cards, number 2 is my favourite.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Bente Sørflaten said...

So beautiful both cards, but #1 is my favorite this time, since I love the simplicity of the card :))

Theresa Pace said...

beautiful. love the holy family one. that aqua just goes so well. also like the vintage feel of the second, hugs xx

Dawn Holben said...

I love both of these but the second one is definately my favourite.
I just love that stamp and that is going to be one of my must haves for this year
along with the matching die.
The image is just so pretty and traditional.

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue, 2 beautiful cards. My choice would be the first one , simple and clean but class. Hugs, Ivy C x

Barbara said...

Two beautiful cards but the first one is totally stunning and more my taste with the frames although I don't do religious cards but love it anyway!!!

CraftyJo said...

Both are lovely.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Two very different cards both beautiful but I think the first just has the edge.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
What a fantastic treat you have given us today. Your cards are as always inspiring. And todays are no exception.
Thank you for your wonderful inspiration. You really are a great inspiration .
Thank you, sweet dreams. Brenda

sued99 said...


Christmas already. I've just ordered a couple of your sets of Christmas dies ready to start my own cards. Need to get started soon. Loving the cards today.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! Not one, but two fantastic Christmas cards today !!! I do really like both of them. The Nativity card is great, with your lovely new Nativity die and the Ray of light background die. I love the colours of this one and the frame is fab !!! It just makes the card so classy and elegant.
The second card with the snowflake border dies is definately my favourite of these two cards. I think the this border is one of my favourites of all your Christmas dies Sue. I really love it. The snowflake frame is really pretty and I love how you have coloured the cottage scene stamp. The whole card is just the sort of card that I like to make. Lovely colours to. Thank you for sharing these wonderful Christmas cards today. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

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

Betty McAlister said...

Both gorgeous cards Sue but my favourite is the beautiful Ray of Light religious one. Love the aqua colours too. X

Laura O' Connor said...

2 stunning cards ,love the snowflake border in the second card and the ray of light die is just fab ,can't pick,love bits of both ,Laura O

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue two very lovely cards especially card number two X X X

Sandy H said...

Lovely surprise to see two lovely designs today. The first card using the ray of light die is my favourite.
Take care everyone.

Nana on the Hill said...

Loving the cards Sue, would grace anyone's mantel.

Beryl Treble said...

Two lovely cards.

Vie Carter said...

Both nice cards

Vie
x

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful and gorgeous christmas cards Sue, love the design and backgrounds.

gr karin van eijk

Netty The Runner said...

Both stunning cards Sue.

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julie laz said...

Hi sue....lovely both of them, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx