Friday, 26 August 2016

Christmas Double Days

Hi crafters!  I have selected a couple of fairly traditional cards for today's double day offering.  For the first card, I started with the top section and cut a square of white card and added a thin red mat.  I used the Poinsettia Corners cut out of white and backed with red card that was glittered with Diamond Snow behind them.  I cut the Holly Octagon die in white and used it in the very centre of the card.  The Lavish Joy die was cut in white and black and then added to the centre of the Holly die.  I cut four of the Poinsettia/Holly Gemini die in white and added them around each of the sides of the topper.  I cut them again in red and just nipped away the poinsettia to add atop the original ones.  I added this entire piece to a larger piece of coconut white card and added white pearl corners.  A thin red mat was added then a double white mat to complete the card.  The finished dimensions
are 8" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

What is more traditional than Santa Claus I say! LOL  I stamped the Christmas Cheer Stamp To Die For in black and coloured it with pencils.  I cut him out with the matching Poinsettia Filigree die.  I cut one more in black and cut it in half to use as a shadow.  I embossed a piece of coconut white card with the Star Swirls folder and added a piece of decorative striped paper (from my stash) to the bottom of the card.  I cut the Ornate Holly Framed Noel die in white and backed it with white then cut one side off to use as the border between the two pieces.  I cut two red poinsettias and accented them with Holly Branches and seated them on the border to the left.  I attached the stamped cut out to the upper portion of the card.  The card was completed with a white pierced mat, red and black thin mats and a final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  Hope you liked them!  All for now, Sue x

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nancyd said...

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

Pam said...

Lovely cards, both gorgeous, which to choose........ No 1 just edges it for me.
Tina, hope you are managing with Mick, it is shameful that a "Care service" does not care to get it right for the patient.
Elaine, Andrew has a great sense of humour, hope his call comes soon, if not call them.
Tina T, I'm glad that Peter is getting the care he needs, you must be so anxious, but he is in the best place for now.
Steph, don't let me near the sparkle paste, what a mess I would be in, but I love the idea of a crafting marathon with us all.
Tracey and Lynda, what a pair you are, poor Terry, touted around the blog, he must be mortified, Tracey's hubby, watch out, they will be after you next. Tracey so good to hear your cyber laughs.
I too got news yesterday about the sudden death of a friend I hadn't seen for a while, what a shock, they are gone so suddenly.
Hugs to all, take care.

auscrafts said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards,I just love these colours for Christmas

Dragonsnap2 said...

Two beautiful cards today. I love the red and white together - just don't make me choose
D x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what beautiful cards and the designs are wonderful
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards today both such lovely and traditional colours. I can't chose which I prefer
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards today., hard to choose a favourite. Have a nice weekend everyone. JJxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Hmmmm, not sure..... there's a lot going on with the first sample but I adore the centre octagonal holly die and feel it's a must to own and the pointsettia as always is a festive gem.
The second sample makes me want to adopt a grandad that resembles this warm sweet old man, but all I ask of you is don't ask me to pick a favourite cuz I can't 😕
What I can do is send you a Friday hug and hope you enjoy your day xxx

Crafti Moggie said...

Both cards are so beautiful Sue, I cannot choose between them. Red and white is a winner for me hands down for Christmas cards, love the way you have used the die cuts,

thank you and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, another 2 fabulous and festive cards, love the traditional colours, especially with the striped paper. have a great day all. Bx

Denise Bryant said...

Love a red and white combo for the holidays! Awesome cards with such pretty details! Love that holly die!

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
The first card has a bit to much going on for me , but that's me many more will love it. The second card is more my liking who doesn't like Santa. Yvonne xx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards in traditional red and white. I am unable to choose which is my favourite but I do love the holly die.
Marion S x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Like both but love No 1. It's fabulous.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, Friday double day and what a selection you have produced for us, the dies you have used in both of them are fantastic, the embossing on the dies really does stand out which is what we all want. I am having a really hard time choosing between them though so I will not try they therefore both get 100 points........................

It has been raining her in Kent this morning so it is a wee bit fresher, I can't stand this oppressive heat, it is so, so uncomfortable.

Pam I am sorry to hear of the loss of one of your friends, hugs xx

My thoughts and hugs are with Tina, Mick, Elaine, Andrew, Tina T and Peter, Steph, Tracey and Lynda xx

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

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Good morning two gorgeous cards,no 1 is beautiful in red and white but I love your Santa's face.
Jan x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful cards, love the red and white colour ways and lovely to see this gorgeous Santa again

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. My favourite day of the week but please dont make me choose a favourite card as they are both gorgeous lol. Loving the red and white colours for christmas and that Santa stamp is a must have as his face is so cute. Have a great weekend Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards, love the red and white colourway. The first is my favourite.
B xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Morning Sue. Love the red & white colour scheme for Christmas. Both cards are lovely but the first is definately my favourite.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much both cards are lovely first one for the adults the second for the children sorted.
Pam so sorry to read of the loss of your friend.
Take care all have a good weekend Kitty.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much both cards are lovely first one for the adults the second for the children sorted.
Pam so sorry to read of the loss of your friend.
Take care all have a good weekend Kitty.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Two very Christmassy designs providing lots of inspiration. Thank you Sue.

Barbara (C) said...

Always love the red and white combination and they work so well on todays cards.

Debra K. said...

Two lovely Christmas cards today Sue! Can't choose between them. Debra x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great cards Sue.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I can't choose between either card today I like both!!! But you said it who doesn't like Santa!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Maria Illsley said...

Both cards are great I have no favourite today.
Have a good day xx

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous cards
Joy is my favourite

Chris Curry said...

Love both cards, think the first one is my favourite, just. Thank you Sue. Xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue,

A twofer! Lovely traditional cards, so bright and cheerful.

Lunch yesterday with former workmates was a delight. So much laughter and reminiscing from our table. we all remembered something different. Another date set for second week in December to look forward to.

Gentle healing hugs and thoughtful prayers for those not so good.

A special one for you Pam, losing a special friend is like losing a family member.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Two stunning cards that have so much beautiful detail, any recipient would be thrilled and privileged to receive them.x

PharmacyMichele said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the first one-very modern feel to it.


hettygarlick said...

Very festive!

Karen M said...

Good morning Sue
Lovely cards ,but Santa just edges in front,
Beautiful morning,happy Friday
Best wishes
Karen M

Ps.Pam sorry for the loss of yor friend.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely Christmas cards, red and white looks very classy and the first one is my favourite.
Thanks for sharing,

Suemac said...

Two stunning cards

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I agree two lovely cards . Love the first one! My sort of thing.
Anne M xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two very festive and classy cards, love them
Heather R Oxfordshire

Sue MacFall said...

Very ornate and what lovely cards to send to special people at Christmas.
Sue M

Wendy L said...

Love these, I think being in red and white, sets them apart, so gorgeous, xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wo wow what joy what beauty and what stunning Christmas cards. Cannot choose between them Sue they are both for me. Thanks for sharing, having a great day HUgs xxxxxxx

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue x xhazel

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Both beautoful, the top one is my fave. Loving the red and white theme today

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Red isn't usually a colour I go for but it looks amazing on these cards. The first looks so intricate and snowy but I love the Santa card just a teeny bit more! Best wishes to you

SueJ said...

I love them both Sue, the red and white is always striking.
Great use of all the dies.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Two fantastic cards today. Hard to choose, but if pushed I think I would go for the first one. Have a great weekend,

Love Rosemarie X X

hollyberry said...

Two gorgeous cards. The first frilly and festive. The second,what a lovely looking Santa. Love them both.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, two fantastic Christmas cards for us today. I do like Double Day. Very difficult to choose between the two cards, but I think if pushed I would choose the second one, as I love the Santa.

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Love these two - at first I thought the Santa card would be my favourite this week but the more I look at No.1 the more I like it even though it has so much going on - let's face it, if you can't go OTT at Christmas then when can you?


cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two beautiful cards this morning! The Santa has a fabulous face you've coloured him in perfectly! The detail on each card is fantastic.
Hugs x
Heather T

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards today. Love the red and white. I have to say that the first one is my favourite - absolutely gorgeous.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

karenlotty said...

Both are gorgeous I can't pick a favourite

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful Christmas cards , lovely colour red on the first one and a beautiful Santa on the second one, i love them both .

Pam,,,, We decided only yesterday that Andrew will phone on Monday if he hears nothing.

Oops the fire Alarm is going off , must dash
Elaine H X

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous festive cards. I love that colour combination white and red, just perfect for Christmas......Love Rosie from Chorley....xxxx

June Horrocks said...

All I could say when I saw these two was. Wow oh wow these are stunning don't want to even try to choose couldn't possibly
Love you sue xxxxxxxx June Horrocks xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafters.

Two smashing cards awaiting us this morning. Although it is normal to have reds gold n green for xmas. I went all out this year to be different. I went for light blue pinks and Lilac. With a hint of silver and gold. Must admit they've turned out pretty good. Lynda b will vouch for them lol.

Yesterday after watching John use the gilding polish I fell in love with those as they look less messy than wax although I love the smell of the wax. I really had to resist purchasing as I've spent a fortune recently on stuff and not done much crafting. And as I'm still not back to work. Need to watch pennies now. Don't think Graeme knows quite how much I've spent as I didn't use the credit card for a lot of it as he'd notice lol

Yvonne g. I'm patiently waiting for the pixies to arrive. I was laughing at ur comment yesterday about taking a deep breath and releasing my inner pixie, however I'm sure I was a kelpie at brownies many many years ago lol.
As for colours I ordered firework, peacock green, purple and a teal.
Shame I couldn't do a video for all u guys ud probably pee ur self laughing. I'd be branded as how NOT TO USE PIXIE POWDERS. Lol

To all needing a cuddle here's a biiiiiiig one with a kissy thrown in

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely Christmas cards, love the traditional red and white colours!
The are both very pretty, but the first one is my favorite this time :))

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What beautiful cards today, both are gorgeous in their own way so it's very difficult to choose. That's a great Father Christmas stamp. Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxx
Ps thank you Sue my stamps arrived safe and sound. What a great collection xxx
Tina and mick hope the carers are sorted soon xxx
Elaine fingers crossed for Andrews phone all xxx
Tina hope your husband is more comfortable and the scanner is fixed soon xxx
Tracey, what are you like! You do make me chuckle xxxx

Diane Green said...

Pam I forgot to say sorry to hear you had sad news, sending hugs xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Two beautiful cards Sue.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love them both. love Jean Z xxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Wow what beautiful cards, I love them.
I did think the first one was a bit busy, but no it needed to be like that for the wow factor.
Thanks for sharing

Kate's Cards said...

Couldn't possibly comment on Christmas cards!

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue beautiful cards as usuali coulden't pick one as i love both .enjoy your day xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue beautiful cards as usuali coulden't pick one as i love both .enjoy your day xx

Laura O' Connor said...

two great cards love the poinsettia's ,Laura O

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I LOVE BOTH of them. The first one is just pure joy and the second is right up my quirky street. However, it's still elegant and best of all, I've got the Santa stamp - never thought of cutting him out with a die in the way you've done. Thank you for sharing, Sue.
Hugs, Roe

sandy acland said...

Both cards are stunningly beautiful. Full of Christmas fun.

Sandy (tort)

dmj said...

Two more lovely Christmas cards, Sue, the first is my favourite!!!

Doreen x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely cards, love the lovely old Santa.

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Today is difficult because I Love them both.
Love Marg

Annie Pennington said...

I love the double days. The Joy card almost took my breath away. It's absolutely wonderful Sue. Love the Santa card too, I wouldn't have thought to die cut the image in this way. It's fab.

Our middle daughter is coming to stay with us for a few days. Can't wait to see her and our youngest Grandson. He's 4 yrs old and is a right little character. He loves die cutting and Distress inks so we shall have a creative messy time.

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

Annie P

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous Christmas cards. I love them both for different reasons. The first is pretty with lots of delicate & intricant detail. The second who could not love the fab santa.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards, I have this Santa stamp, he is gorgeous, thanks for the idea.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

sued99 said...

Lovely cards this morning. Think I prefer the first one. Xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two more beautiful cards for Christmas inspiration.
Rosemary xx

Iris Harborne said...

Sue, I'm completely in love with the poinsettia card. It is gorgeous. Santa looks good too but that poinsettia really is beyond words.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, oh wow that is such a beautiful card that first one, I was thinking of buying that die and now I just have to. And your second is such a lovely one for my great grandsons they would love it. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
It's a double WOW day today!! Both are really stunning cards but, like Pam, I think the Joy card just wins it for me. I think though that if I managed to make something as beautiful it would never get sent as I would want to keep it for myself lol. Happy Friday everyone.
Bejay xx

Clare Powell said...

Great Christmas cards, love the Santa x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two totally different but equally lovely cards. Red and white at Christmas are always winners in my book and with a bit of sparkle thrown in - perfect!

Pam - sorry for your sad news, it's never easy is it.


Sam Smithard said...

To My Dear Special Friend Sue,
"Two Extremely Exquisite Outstanding Christmas Cards" I Just Love It When
Friday Comes Around And We Get "TWO Truly Tremendous Christmas Cards",
It Really Helps With The Mojo, And We Can Also Include Previous Years
Collection Of Dies As They Work So Very Well Together, Like The 2015 Winter
Trees These Are Just Fabulous For Christmas And All Year Round.....
There Is No Possible Way I Could Choose Between Today's Christmas Cards As I Love
Them Both, The First Is Truly Very Beautiful I Love The Dies That You've Used
Also The Extremely Beautiful Colour Combination, The Fabulous Poinsettia's.
Number Two I Have Both The Stamp And The Die, You Have Used,
As I've Mentioned Many Times I Love To Incorporate Stamps And Dies, As I Love To Colour Also
I Find It So Very Extremely Relaxing, I Love The Paper From Your Stash, Also
"The Star Swirls Embossing Folder" Just Stunning.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing, I Truly Appreciate All That You Do, I'm In Complete "Awe Of You And Your Work"
Thank You So Very Much
Sue Take Great Care
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Sue Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Two more lovely cards although of the two I prefer the second one.
Margaret xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, I like both of the cards today as I am particularly fond of red and white for Christmas. I would have to say that I do like the swirly stars embossing folder.


June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

I love red and white for Christmas cards and your Santa is so cute

Have a good weekend

June x

Suebak said...

Two cards that leave you in no doubt that they are Christmas related. I love them particularly the first card where I think the Holly/Gemini die works wonderfully well.

Susan x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two gorgeous cards.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful elegant card then a real fun one with Santa Clauss love them both

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love both of these fabulous Christmas cards. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
A couple of beautiful Christmas difficult to think of Christmas in this heat!!!!! We shouldn't moan though as it never lasts too long!!!

CraftyJo said...

They're both lovely. Although I do like to use other colours for my Xmas cards the 'traditional' red and white does 'shout' Christmas ;)

joy said...

wOW. I have fallen in love with the 1st card. As my name is Joy it would be lovely to send to those special people. Thank you
Love Joy.x

Paula said...

It has to be the first card for me Sue, no too ways about it. :) I love the Santa, but love the lacy look to the first card.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two stunning christmas cards again sue x the joy is absolutely beautiful and I love the stamp on the second card x thankyou so much sue for your inspiration x
Pam so sorry for your loss x sending you hugs x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue, do love the frothiness of the first card - lots going on but so pretty with the sharpness of the red against the white. Father Christmas looks a jolly soul, nice colouring. Really like double days.
Can't wait for Tracy to get her pixies!
Well wishes to all who need them, special thoughts for Maria and also Pam on losing her friend.

'P' in Wales

scrAPpamondo said...

Fablous both, and love expecially the elegance of the first one!!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Two beautiful cards today! I love the first one but Santa is gorgeous in the second one! Wish I could colour as well as you!
Had a visitor this week so haven't read the comments!
However , thanks to Pam , I know you have been up to mischief Tracy! May I just say - I'm glad! The Pixie Powders are great fun but treat them gently or you'll have a powder puddle!
Hope all those who need appointments or treatment get them very soon.
Pam - I was sorry to read about your friend! It's such a shock - as you well know - when it isn't expected but for that person probably the best way to go. It's those left behind who suffer more. Sending you hugs.
Our weather forecast for this week was awful - it has in fact been a lovely week apart from rain during the night on Wednesday night and rain Monday morning! It's lovely again now.
Hope you have the best weekend you can!
Love Myra x

Agnes (Scotland) said...

WOW! Gorgeous cards but the top one takes the prize Just love it X

Jean said...


KarinsArtScrap said...

goprgeous and elegant christmas card and a very beautiful christmas card Sue

gr karin van eijk

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow, wow wow two stunned christmas cards today. Although number one is my favourite. I think I've bought most of these dies so might try to do a my version of these if you don't mind.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards today using traditional colors and Santa. The "JOY" card was a joy to behold! So many layers and techniques, oh my!!! More amazement at how you cut away die pieces and how you place your pieces around and about your design to enhance your creation and get more versatility from your products. Lucky us crafters that you show us how to do this. Thanks for sharing. I'm learning!

Ann said...

My favourite is the first one I love the red poinsettia and the holly cut outs and the red and white is stunning love them but prefer the 1st!!

barbara macaskill said...

Two absolutely gorgeous Christmas cards!!! My favorite is definitely the first one!! So many good things going on with it!!! LOVELOVELOVE!! TFS!

ursula said...

Wow, two most beautiful Christmas cards today, I am sure anyone would be over the moon to receive....thanks Sue...My favourite has to be number one....luv Ursula xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I have friends who would love card 1 and friends who will love card 2 so thank you so much for your inspiration lovely sunny day after yesterdays rain. Pam so sorry to hear about your friend.

Tracy Stitt said...

Ps. Pan I'm so sorry to hear about ur friend sending u a special cuddle. Oh and the pixie powders have arrived!!! An I ended up ordering those gilding polishes earlier as I keep telling myself u can't take money with u anything could happen by tomorrow! Unfortunately Graeme doesn't share that thought!! Lol

val said...

Love these cards beautiful as always xx

Nana on the Hill said...

Second Santa card definatly my favourite, love Santa!

Beverly Fuchs said...

Oh what a sight and such a delight, it's all about the red and the white. Both beautiful cards, one so elegant and refined, the other just so whimsical. The coloring you have done on the face is just magical. Can you tell, I love them both.

Catherine Lyons said...

Thank you for my prize The Pine Cone Christmas which i received this morning.
Looking forward to useing them .xxx.

Pussycats said...

WOW WOW WOW Sue both cards are breath taking. Each detail is stunning and I am always blown away with your cards. Wendy

Scottydog said...

Love the traditional red on both cards. But think I prefer the traditional Father Christmas, or Santa as I used to call him! Thank you for sharing Sue.

Sheila Barns said...

These are both such beautiful cards, the colour scheme is so striking.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Two wonderful cards once again, keep changing my mind as to which is my favourite. Wish you or at least some of your dies could have been on Hochanda, though as always, John is doing a fantastic job showcasing his stamps,

Love Helen xxx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, I love both of them, there's nothing can beat red and white for Christmas, really striking cards.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards today. They are very different but both as good as each other.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two fabulous cards. The first one just peeps ahead into the lead for me. Thanks for sharing.

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous cards Sue, love the look of the lacy one.xx

Theresa Pace said...

love the second card. it is such a classic! and that candy stripe paper is the icing on the cake, hugs xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I'm late - sorry.
Your cards today are fabulous, but number two is my favourite as I love stamping and colouring.
Pam, love to you on your sad loss.
Love to all who are poorly, in pain, waiting for treatment, or are caring for them.
Maureen xxx

Craft Vicious said...

Oh my god, your work is amazing :) so nice. happy to found you blog :)

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes
WOW WOW two gorgeous Christmas cards
I love them both but I'm in love with no 2 Santa is so cuddly. Thank you for sharing.xx
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Pam so sorry for the sad loss of your friend your in my thoughts sending you some Hug's xx

TRACY Wow you have pixie powders Yaay,looking forward to see how you get on with them
I can vouch that Tracy's Cards are Gorgeous I saw them on my tour of her craft room.
Hope you had a good day my friend love Lynda xx

Hug's for Tina & Mike, Elaine & Andrew, Tina & husband ,Pat L & Sarah
Wheelybad & Billy Maria Yvonne June Pam & anyone who needs one.

nattyboots said...

Sorry i did not get back to you sooner, { has a very busy day }

Little update from this morning
Someone set fire alarm off in one of the flats by burning their toast.
Had more cream and Antibiotics for the leg , Doc said it was Cellulitis i have to go back on the 6th Sept , i only just managed to get my shoe on as the foot has suddenly gone very puffed up overnight.
Now off to bed ,see you in the Morning.
Night night xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards Sue. My favourite is the first one.
Pam, sorry for you loss and Elaine, now that you have a diagnosis, hopefully your recovery will be swift. X

Littlelamb said...

Two gorgeous cards today Sue but. Probably the first one just had the edge. Thank you for sharing.

Eunice said...

You have graced us with two wonderful cards Sue, but I prefer the second one just because it doesn't seem as busy.

Theresa said...

Hi Su and all your crafty crew
Two for the price of one eh. I love both of them but I have to say the first one is my favourite
It just had that something else c
Hugs to all that may need one
Take care love
Theresa G x

Yvonne G said...

Evening/Morning or whatever Sue
Apologies for the ungodly hour.
Both gorgeous. Both lovely. Both fab. Can't choose a favourite, like them both for differrent reasons x
I spoke to Laine earlier today or should I say yesterday!! She has booked her ticket to visit. Bit of a saga but I will let her tell you. No turning back now x
Fully intended to comment after I had spoken to Laine but I fell asleep. Jake has bought a portable air conditioning unit home from work and it is answer to my prayers. Consequently I was so comfortable, off I went into the land of nod!
So I am sorry but I will catch up properly tomorrow x
Take care
Happy thoughts
Crafty hugs

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. I'm either very early or very late commenting depending which way you look at it. Love the traditional red and white colour theming but couldn't pick a favourite today.
Pam, sending ultra special wishes your way on the loss of your friend. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Vie Carter said...

Two really beautiful cards

Vie x

IVY Cheong said...

Missed these yesterday! They are both beautiful! Ivy cx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Missed these but they are both fabulous

Dawn Holben said...

OOH these are fab, i love them both.
The first one is so different to some traditional cards and i love the sants stamp.
Sue i can't pick a favourite they are both wonderful.
I am enjoying seeing the christmas cards and keep meaning to start mine
but the weather is so warm i just can't get into christmas mode.
I guess as a designer you don't have a choice which why i admire you for
being able to come up with beautiful ones time after time whatever the weather lol

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue what a fab pair of christmas cards. .I must admit the first is my favourite. Its so beautiful i adore it. I love the poinsettias and the holly corners sprigs and all the dies you've used.
The second card is lovely I must say I've never been fond of Santa images but the tamp I nice. I love the embossed card and poinsettias and holly sprigs a the flourish.
I'm sorry this comment is late I had trouble trying to use both sites on my phone so I've had to get my tablet computer out.

Thank you for the inspiration.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise Sweetlove

dragonswing said...

I absolutely love how intricate the first card is---so lovely!!!

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Two very different but gorgeous cards Sue, thank you for all your hard work X X X