Friday, 2 September 2016

Christmas Double Days

Hi bloggers!  Two completely different sort of cards for my double offering.  It may not even be fair to ask to pick a favourite as the are so different, but I was just feeling like it was just time for a night and day sort of pair. LOL  The first one up uses the aperture of my 2016 Christmas Angel as the starting point for this card.  I cut her out of gold pearl card and then embossed the aperture with the Frosty Swirls embossing folder.  I added mounting foam to the back of the piece.   Out of milk card, I cut the Poinsettia Background, then added a piece of sticky adhesive behind it followed by another piece of milk card.  I dusted the exposed adhesive on the front with Angel Gold Mica powder for a soft subtle look.  I added the angel aperture over the top.  I embossed a larger piece of milk card with the Frosty Swirls folder and added the entire piece to this.  I stamped my sentiment and another still larger piece of milk card and gold heat embossed it.  All the background was then added to this card above the sentiment.  I made two Poinsettias to use as accents by dusting the leaves with the same gold mica after I added the outline to the tops.  I seated them on some gold cording and gold metallic lynx.  I completed the card with a milk card mat with ivory PVA glue dots around the edge.  A thin gold mat was then added and a final milk mat.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9" in size.  Scroll down to see card number two.

 Card number two utilises the Stocking Gift Card holder die, but I have added a couple of candy canes instead of a gift card, which makes it a perfect card for a younger person on your Christmas Card list!  It is much more of a fun card rather than the elegant angel card above, but still so much fun to make.  I cut the Stocking Gift Card Holder die out of Brunswick Green card.  I backed it with coconut white card, and cut through the original slit using a craft knife.  I then cut another one Stocking out of Ruby Red card and used the fall away pieces to fill in those areas on the original green one.  I cut one more Stocking card holder out of white card, then nipped away the top part of the stocking and coated it with glue and covered it with some white faux snow (from my stash), allowed it to dry then added it atop the original.  Using the extra frames around the die, I cut a multi layered frame of white and red to add on to the original as an accent.  I cut a larger piece of coconut white card and embossed it with the Nordic Trees embossing folder and seated it in the centre.  I completed the card with a couple of candy canes then a red mat, a pierced white mat, a green mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 3/4" in size.  There's your Christmas double day until next Friday!  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Oh my, gorgeous cards, lovely. Love both of them
Tina T, I hope now that Peter has had his scan, they don't seem to take into account the impact that these cancellations have on patients and their families, just to meet their schedules.
Elaine, I hope Andrew has had his appointment and you now have a plan of treatment. How is your leg.
Laine, my goodness you were in the wars, hope you are alright and fit for your visit to Princess Pixies palace, will you be able to curtesy with that gammy knee lol.
Tina, so happy Mick is at least eating well, hope they sort his comfort soon.
Wheely take care, you are having a bad time if it.
Tracey, missing you, are you okay.
Steph, I can imagine her building up speed and her little bum waggling away while you chase her.
Hugs to all

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards love the first one.
Nancyd xx

hollyberry said...

Two amazing and certainly totally different cards.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Two so different cards today,for me the first one is my favourite.
Jan x

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue love the first one a little bit more x xhazel

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, totally different but beautiful in there own right. Yvonne xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, two very different cards!!!
The second one pips it for me!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, gosh you have spoilt us today, 2 gorgeous cards and so different, I adore both of them and am not going to choose between them today, the cards speak for themselves.

Tina - pleased that Mick enjoyed his macdonalds, egg, chips and mushrooms, lets hope the tests come back clear so that he can start the tablets.

Yvonne - aka Princess Pixie........can you see me curtseying, got my stick in one hand though in case I topple do make me laugh.

Tina t - I am so sorry that Peters scan was cancelled, did they eventually do it?

Myra, you made me laugh about Maureen and specsavers, hilarious.

Hugs to everyone else who needs them, I am off today to lunch with a few craft friends - looking forward to that. Have a lovely weekend.

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

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, 2 brilliant cards, and they are both perfect for certain recipients. You are giving us so many ideas for Christmas cards, and it is keeping my brain changing my planning for Christmas cards. When I get them started that is. Have a great day all. Bx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Love the stocking card it is so different
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW Two fantastic cards for your double day friday. They are both so different but stunning in there own right. The first one is very opulent and elegant. The second card is a great fun one to make for the younger ones we have to make for. I can see the stocking in shades of pinks for the girls and shades of blue for the boys who are having there first christmas. Have a lovely weekend Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
Love both of these cards, one for the adults and love the stocking for the little ones
Muriel x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue/
Thank you so much two beautiful cards.
I have just had a look at your new September collection, Sue they are beautiful,
How do you do it? I love the flowers the baby ones and oh all of them.
Thank you. take care and have fun Kitty.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning crafty clever friend. Firstly I must say WOW and double WOW regarding your brand new collection. I don't think I've ever been so excited to see the samples. The New Additions are just what I want and need, it's very rare for me to say "I want" it's always on a need basis due to my making cards for others and market, the stamps to co-ordinate are also needed. I know this set will be so valuable and helpful, thank you for these new beautiful designs. The others are just breath taking and will be a very quick sell out, so I shall be putting in my orders today ☺ after your bridal gown design maybe you could consider finding a way to design a Christening collection with a Christening gown, font and candle with the sentiments too, I'm sure I've never seen a die collection for this celebration and it's still so big here in the UK. I know a lot of us reach for a cross die when we make these cards so to be able to have the choice of using a gown or font along with a candle would make these cards very special. I'm sorry to ramble on but I lay awake thinking about your New Additions dies and designing cards in my mind lol then my imagination just ran away with me !!!
As soon as I saw the gift card die just before you launched them I knew it was going to be in top of my festive list. I've not used it yet but I know it will be so loved by the market customers, I'm really looking forward to batch making with it.
I'm sorry if I've given you a headache by jumping on you with the Christening idea, so I'm sending hugs to say sorry and hope you have a good day ahead xx

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
Yes two beautiful cards for Christmas although be it both different, no two just pips it for me . This can be done in many colourways tooo!!
Peter finally had his CT scan yesterday lunchtime, so hopefully I may have some results and answers to the questions we need to ask!!
Thank you all for caring - crafters are our extended family.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue two beautiful cards today both stunning in their own right i coulden't pick one as i love them both.
Have a happy day
Catherine 💚

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love both but I am going to try no 2 as I've bought that die. Talking of dies I see you have a new release coming soon. Bring on a blogathon? I do hope so.

Debra K. said...

Two wonderful cards today! I love the use of the mica powder on the angel card. I definitely have a favourite though, it has to be the stocking card as it comes with candy :D!! Debra x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely Christmas cards, if I had to choose between them it would be the stocking.
I really need to get started on my Christmas cards, but have so many projects to do first.
I too am interested in seeing what you create with your new die sets.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
What a great way to start a Friday, a double day!!
Both cards are gorgeous and very different from each other. I love them both.x

Crafti Moggie said...

Lovely cards today Sue, both lovely and I can't choose between them,

thank you,

Pearl xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two great cards-especially the second one. Love the new dies, lots I need this time!!!!


granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I actually can pick a favourite today. I love your stocking. SueL x

Netty The Runner said...

Love both these cards Sue, the second one caught my eye, think that is fab. Made a card yesterday using your double pierced ovals and double pierced circles. I was thinking wouldn't it be good if Sue brought out the 'B' size in these dies. Within seconds I got an email from a craft company saying they were on preorder. How amazing is that, so needless to say they jumped in my basket.
Annette x

auscrafts said...

favourite one today is the stocking

Anonymous said...

Nice cards, Sue, not sure about the aperture for the angel but love the rest of it. Jolly stocking card, brilliant for little ones.
Wheely, good to see you back even if things not brilliant, cuddles for Billy.
Laine - what have you been up to - you said you'd be careful? Y-day approaching fast.
Now, it was Yvonne who gave herself the title (wouldn't you know!!) and I'm just going alone with it to humour her. Big mistake there - the diva appeared yesterday!
All good banter, though, we need more of it.
Dawn Holben - great to see your lovely dogs in the JS newsletter.
Hugs all round - well wishes to the loved ones waiting for treatment.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Lovely cards as ever. I am really looking forward to your samples of the September release, some really lovely designs.
Heather R Oxfordshire

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
2 gorgeous cards again and so different love them both
Good luck to all those that need it on here
Have a good day

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful Christmas cards, I love them both but the first is my favourite.
Thanks for sharing,

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful poinsettias and what andun stocking card

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards, love them both. Seen pictures of your New Release dies and stamps and they are fabulous. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them. Marion S x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Twofer Friday again, where are the weeks going to! Both cards are lovely but I think the second one is very jolly and the candy canes are such a good idea. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Tina good to hear Peter had his scan, fingers crossed for good results xxx
Elaine hope Andrews appointment went well xxx
Tina good to hear mick is eating well xxx
Tracey sending you a big hug, hope you are ok xxx
June enjoy your lunch xxx

Clai01 said...

Stocking gift card card for me Sue as a favourite x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous cards. Love the stocking gift card holder, such a great idea. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love both cards I have the stocking die and as I am giving money/gift cards this year I will be making a few.
Managed to pop on early while Mick is having 40 winks dietician coming this afternoon to weigh him so fingers crossed he's gained some
Thank you all again for your support and kindness
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards, the first being very elegant. However, the second one caught my eye. I think it's a really fun, happy card and the little treats just add to it. Love to all, Alison xxx

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards. Love both of them and colour combination, dies used as well
Love Rosie from Chorley.....xxxxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of these cards are stunning and as you say very different to each other. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two equally beautiful cards, love them both.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Loving all your Christmas Double Day cards so far and these two are both gorgeous - I think the stocking is my favourite today as it looks so much fun to make and not just for little recipients either, it just depends on what you put into the stocking!

So are we all ready for another blogathon later this month?...bring it on Sue!!


Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Just back from sunny Cheshire,had a great time but no wifi so need to catch up,
Love both cards today but the Angel just edges in front,
Thank you
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Number 2 card does it for me , love that stocking and the candy canes just fit nicely .

Pam ,, Andrew has to go this week or early next week to have a tube fitted ready for the injections to go in. They don't seem to think any more cancer has grown in the lymph gland , however their are signs of cancer from where they took the Tumer .
My leg is really good now no pain at all.

Nanna T my fingers are crossed for Mick.

Tina T, hope the results are good .xx

June have a lovely lunch.

Thank you for the continued good wishes for Andrew it means a lot.
Big hugs to all.
Elaine H X

foxyg said...

Two beautiful cards Sue. The second one is my fave though.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue ,They are both different but both are lovely. love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - both so different but I do love the concept of the stocking card. What a great idea. Best wishes

IVY Cheong said...

Wow! 2 beautiful cards but the 2nd one shouts out to me :-) have a good weekend,ivy C X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
two lovely cards, I certainly can't pick a favourite because they are so different. But cutting out the angel and using the negative is such a novel idea, and it works, too!
You are spoiling us......
Hugs, Rose

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both fab cards, but the second one is my favourite.

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely cards both of them, this time I think the second one is my favorite :))

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what beautiful cards you have for us today
And your designs are gorgeous
Have a beautiful day m
Debs Cards xxx

SueJ said...

Just love Fridays!
Two really nice Xmas cards, great idea with the angel card.
I did not think I liked the stocking die but I am being won over seeing the lovely samples.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue. two beautiful cards for us today and totally different. Don't think I can choose a favourite, but if pushed I think it would have to be number one.

Clare Powell said...

Both great Christmas cards, love the idea of the candy canes in the second one x

dmj said...

Two such different cards, Sue, I know my Grandson would love the second . . . . .

Doreen x

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous both!!I'm in love with your reusing of the angle leftover, so clever and gorgous with those embossing!

lilian said...

Hi Sue, two very Christmasy christmas card,both lovely.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

hettygarlick said...

Two very different cards, but both lovely! I especially like the angel.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two great cards today, I can't choose between them. I am excited about the new launch, looks really special.

Love Rosemarie X X

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue two lovely cards ,I could not choose between them .Your designs always just work!! .thanks. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

Awwww, I love the stocking card. Didn't know you could do it like that :)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two lovely Christmas cards. The Christmas stocking card is so cute and different, I love it.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, I have to admit I wasnt sure what that cut out was at first I thought it was a reindeer but looking closer I can see its the angel. Very different for you both of them but beautiful cards all the same hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards they are both amazing. Love the gold and cream. If I had to choose, I think Imwould pick the second one as my favourite.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The stocking is my favourite although they are both lovely.
Beverley W

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two contrasting cards today but I am drawn to the Stocking Gift Card holder card. Love the paper piecing and the use of candy canes, very clever.

Wheely - good to hear from you, take care.
Laine - what are you like - you are supposed to come away from hospital feeling better not all bashed and bruised!
Princess Pixie - are you sure you are ready for this?

Thinking healing thoughts for all those who are unwell and/or caring for someone who is.


Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are gorgeous and so different from each other. My favourite is the second one. I love the way you can put a gift in the stocking. Thanks for sharing. I logged on to Joanna Sheens web shop yesterday and found all your new dies. Ladies, they are stunning! The gorgeous butterfly square die found its way into my basket along with a new baby set! It was very hard to choose!
Have a great day everyone.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
I really can't make out what the design of the first card is supposed to be, so I will have say the second one is my favourite.
Margaret xx

Paula said...

I was confused when I saw the first card today, I couldn't work out what the cut out was. Once I read it was the angel I can see it now. The second card could hold all sorts of little treasure, some more expensive than candy canes! Lol
Hugs to all in need today,
Paula x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful cards the first one I would prefer to have the new Angel for 2016 overlaying the cream lace on the insert.
I do love the Christmas stocking ooooh all manner of goodies comes to mind to go into this fabulous card.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Both beautiful cards in different ways! I'm off to a wedding so it's a short and sweet post today.
Hugs x
Heather T

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Wow your new dies are fabulous, love all the New Additions and the alphabet dies and can't wait to see your samples!! Love the second card today as I'm not really into Angels and would love to get the stocking die

Wheelybad sorry you're suffering so much from those awful migraines, hope something turns up for Mr W soon, hugs to you both xx
Laine hope the knee gets better before your big trip to Yvonne's and AP xx
Sending hugs to Tracy, Nanna Tina, Elaine and Tina T and anyone else who needs one
Best wishes everyone

Suebak said...

Loving the all gold angel card. The apperture works well in this card and the Angel Gold Mica is perfect. It's those finishing touches that complete a card so well.

The stocking card hits the spot as far as fun goes. It puts me in mind of something I could put together for my grandsons. My ideas for them keep changing! I have lots of your Christmas dies but this is one I kept looking at on the website but failed to buy. I promised myself no more Christmas dies but really this is one I will purchase. Really love what you have done with this die. Thanks.

Susan x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Both great cards. I think though I would have preferred to see the positive part of the Angel die used instead of the negative. Or even an angel in another colour fitted back into the negative space. Sorry, just my preference. Hope you don't mind me saying.

Bought some gilding flakes at last yesterday, can't wait to try it. Oh yes and some colour clouds and a mica pigment set.

Love Helen xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Love the colourways on both these cards - beautiful
Sue M

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue I love them both but you know how I love my Christmas Angel but I can't choose they are both clever and so beautiful xx thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I couldn't work out the first card to begin with at all!! I do love the poinsettias. I have the Angel die but not the Stocking one!
Elaine H - hope all goes well for Andrew next week!
Tina - hope Mick has gained some weight. Hope you manage to get a rest sometimes.
June - I know Maureen and we have the same daft sense of humour !! It's good to have some fun isn't it!
Laine - Are you sure about this visit south ??? I'm so sorry you had a fall and hurt yourself - take care .
Princess Pixie - I'm speechless - now that doesn't happen often!
Thanks Sue .
Love to all, Myra xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Gosh, two very different cards today. I love them both! I had to look twice at the first one as it looked as though you'd cut the angel out of a sheet of metal, the card stock is really shiny isn't it and very effective. I love the poinsettias, both die sets are still on my wish list lol.
The stocking card is so much fun and fantastic for sending a gift card inside if you have a friend or relative that lives too far away for you to deliver a bigger gift.
I think both cards deserve five stars :)
I'm now off to see if I can find my new kitten. He only arrived this morning and I think he's in hiding under the sofa. He's so tiny I'n scared of losing him lol.
Bejay xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, just love the stocking card this is a great idea for adults as well as children. Not so keen on the angel, to be honest I couldn't see what it was at first!! perhaps with a plain card it wouldn't be so busy. Love from Jackie xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Really like the second card.
June Smith, don't believe Myra, I've never met the woman in my life and have no intention of meeting her again in October ha ha!!!
love to all in pain, having treatment or under investigation, and their carers and loved ones.
Pat L, love for Sarah.
Maureen xx

carol quinn said...

Not sure about the first card, but love the second one!!!

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I love them both. Especially the stocking - love the treats inside.
Anne M xxx

Anne said...

Love the Gift Card card, Sue. What a great idea.

Anne (Northampton)

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Two very different designs. The first is certainly an elegant card and the second is so cute, especially using the candy canes and faux snow

Have a good weekend

June x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, let me start by saying I don't make Christmas cards,
don't get me wrong we love Christmas, our house is covered in lights and inside is like Santa's grotto lol
We have 28 year's of Christmas in the attic, even a live size Santa who welcomes you to our house,
But the Christmas card making I've never got into as people buy the cheapest of cards to send out,
put it this way I never had a card that looks like any of yours sue, lol as it would come out in a frame every year,
I love all your Christmas cards sue, maybe I should have a go, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow firtst is elegant and gorgeous and the secons fantastic and gorgeous with a great design Sue

gr karin van eijk

Leanne said...

Gorgeous cards!

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two gorgeous cards, think the second one is my favourite.
Rosemary xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Two fantastic cards today. So glad you did one with your 2016 angel. I have been waiting to see what you would do with her. I ordered and have received this 2016 angel. I will be using her on my Christmas cards this year. I still have not decided what to do with her. Maybe some gilding flakes on her dress!

sued99 said...

I like them both but definitely prefer card 2. Seen some pictures of your new dies. WOW!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the way you used the reverse die cut of the angel! Both cards are fabulous! Awesome dies!

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
Truly Tremendous Rich Opulent Cards I Have Both Dies
And I Love, The Angel And The Fabulous Stocking I've Bought That
For My Godsons Who Are Both At An Age Where I Don't Know What To Buy Them
So I Give Them Money As One Is At Uni, And The Other Is In Final Year Before Also Going To Uni....
In The Past I've Made Money Envelopes, But This Die Will
Fit The Bill Just Perfect.
I'm Sorry To Say I won't Be "Commenting Until After Our Holiday" We Don't Arrive Back Until
2nd October Have A Wonderful Time At Ally Pally....
Sue Take Great Care
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Sue Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx I'm Loving The New Mauritius Die...... On My List
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Nice to see you getting into the spirit of Christmas already. The first card is a nice idea bur I find the aperture shape a bit confusing - I think I would have used the die cut of the angel in the aperture rather than the poinsettia embossing folder. I absolutely love the Christmas Socking die and so, of course, I love this card. By the way, some of the on-line shops are showing the dies from your new launch, they all look so delicate and I can't wait to see the samples when you launch them.


CraftyJo said...

I think they're both lovely - couldn't pick a favourite :)

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I think I prefer the second card because I can't see the angel shape not your fault Sue I once went on a course to learn how children learn and I was shown a short film and at the end of it was asked did everybody see the writing flash up on the scene I didn't and had to watch it again before noticing the words then they all started talking about the cartoon bear that appeared on the film I hadn't noticed that either. Elaine so glad Andrew can start his treatment.

Dragonsnap2 said...

2 lovely cards and so different. I think I prefer the second one as the colours are so Christmasy but the first one is brilliant too.
D x

barbara macaskill said...

Both are gorgeous but the first one is more my style!!! LOVE the Angel and gold always makes my heart happy! TFS!

Barbara said...

Love the second card with the gift card holder as it is a gorgeous die and useful too. Don't like the Angel card as the space is just too large and empty looking plus I am not a fan of Angels!!! Hope you don't mind but I very rarely dislike any of your cards but 1 would rather be honest.

TDQ Karen said...

Love the stocking and the overall look of the first but to be honest would not have known it was an angel had you not said so I think the second is my favourite

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love the colours of the first card and the lovely poinsettias and embossing folder but I am afraid I could not make out that the space depicted an angel.
The second card is a great idea incorporating the gift card holder.
Lesley S x

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue they are very different today, I can't believe how the stocking looks like material.xx

Barbara (C) said...

The Angel aperture card is not for me. To be honest I didn't recognise it at first! Sorry Sue......The second more than makes up for it...

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I've missed so many days on your blog during the last two weeks as I've had my daughters & their families staying so not much time for keeping up to date
I love both cards but I think the first is my favourite I'm looking forward to seeing your new dies very exciting!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I've missed so many days on your blog during the last two weeks as I've had my daughters & their families staying so not much time for keeping up to date
I love both cards but I think the first is my favourite I'm looking forward to seeing your new dies very exciting!

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two fantastic cards sue x the angel card is beautiful and the stocking would be perfect for all my nephews who are all at the age where they really appreciate a gift card x thankyou sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w x

Littlelamb said...

Lovely cards Sue. Thank you for sharing.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue Just lost my comment
Love both cards but had to look twice at first one as couldn't make Angel out at first the second is lovely & bright.
Wow your new Die release is Gorgeous can't wait for your samples.
Love Lynda Brock xx

TRACY hope your ok my friend sending Big (((((Hug's ))))) xx

Wishing all unwell or waiting for hospital appointments (((( hug's))) xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Two wonderful cards,Personally like the second one best.
Also loved the card yesterday, very nice.
Not too well tonight so will be brief and wish all of you
who are suffering in one way or other to take care, take it
Take care all and hugs too all Wilsonettes and my very
good friends, hugs Maria x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Two very different and equally inspiring cards,
please don't ask which choose a favourite,
they are both brilliant.

Thank you for sharing, Love Brenda xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
I always forget about double days. You haven't disappointed us. Always struggle to choose a favourite and as you say they are both so different x
Number 1 is opulent and magnificent with such a touch of elegance it is striking x
Number 2 is festively fun and fabulous x
So they are both wonderful in different ways x
Proud owner of every single pixie powder now although I have yet to play with the remaining 6 that arrived by post today. Bit of a busy day so playtime had to go on the back burner today x
Just spoken to Laine and she is not feeling too bad after her misadventure yesterday although bruised and sore. She caught her heel and fell full force face first onto the tarmac. Not nice but she was so lucky that she didn't have any broken bones. Bless her. Fingers crossed she will be on the mend and sorted and fighting fit by the time she comes to stay x
Fluffy - I am so sorry I let the cat out of the bag re. the new dies. I was just so excited that I couldn't keep it in! I didn't change my name by deed pole - just on my google profile. I wasn' really keen on receiving my bills from British Gas addressed to Princess Pixie. Now that would just be silly. Lol. Hugs x
Nanna Tina - go on treat yourself to a new die - but which one will you choose. With all those fabulous new designs to drool over it will be very difficult. I hope Mick's weigh in was a success. Hugs x
Wheely - so lovely to see you back. I am a little upset that you find my new title amusing. A little more respect if you please. Hugs x
Pam - more than happy for Laine to grovel if not up to curtseying. Hugs x
June - if you topple whilst curtseying I will get one of my staff to help you up. Hugs x
Tina T - thank goodness the scan went ahead. Let's hope things will move in the right direction. Hugs x
P - surely diva like behavior is allowed - I am royalty don't you know. Hugs x
Izzy - so ready for the blogathon. Can't wait. Hugs x
Elaine - so pleased your leg is feeling better. Fingers crossed it is onwards and upwards for Andrew. Hugs x
Bejay - oh how lovely a new ball of fluff. Sweet. Hugs x
Think it is time for bed. Much cooler so fingers crossed a good nights sleep so can be up at a reasonable time - hoping for a little playtime tomorrow. Have got lots I should be getting on with but that can wait x
Lots of love to everyone specially Maria, Lorraine, Lynda, Tracy, Myra, Maureen, Deb C, Cheryl and Tres x
Take care
Happy thoughts
Crafty hugs
Princess P

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Oh I love a two fer
And what a love one it is to
I think if I was asked to choose i love the first one
I hope that everyone is well and I send hugs to all that need one
Love Theresa G xx

Dawn Holben said...

Two fab cards today Sue, the second one has to be my favourite.
I love how you have designed and the colours.
What a fab idea of putting the candy canes in, I think this would be loved by adults
as well as children.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! I love your two gorgeous Christmas cards today !!! The first one is lovely but personally I would have preferred it if you had replaced the die cut Angel back into the aperture. It is difficult to tell what the shape of the aperture is. Other than that, the card is gorgeous. I love the cardstock, the EF and those Poinsettia's are just beautiful !!! A very elegant Christmas card Sue.
The second card, the Christmas stocking one is really gorgeous !!! So traditional, l love the colour combo , and the "fluffy" white part at the top of the stocking looks so realistic !!! This is such a lovely bright, fun Christmas card and such a great idea for giving money / gift cards / small sweets that it is definately my favourite of the two cards Sue. I love it. Thank you for sharing your two gorgeous Christmas cards today.
I have seen a sneaky peak of your new die release and they are all gorgeous Sue !!! Steve has ordered the Noble Oval dies set B for me, as a surprise, to go with the original set I already have !!! I am so very lucky to have him !!! I love some of your new Baby dies Sue and I wholeheartedly agree with Steph, I have been asked to make several Baby Christening cards over the last year or so and no one any where has made any nice Christening dies or nice, suitable fancy word dies that I could use for my cards. As Steph says Christening and Baptism cards are very popular and very much wanted by many people. Especially original hand made cards. I do hope you will consider maybe making some in the future. (Just a suggestion Sue.) Sending you lots of love and hugs today Sue from Tres x x x

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

Laura O' Connor said...

wow Sue two stunning cards ,so many layers on both cards,won't pick a favourite as both are fantastic ,fab fab fab ,Laura O

ursula said...

Two amazing cards Sue, especially the first one.....luv Ursula xxx

Darlene4527 said...

The angel card is my favorite.

DeCor said...

Two great cards at opposite ends of the spectrum!! Like the opulence of the angel card although it took me a bit to work out what it was. The stocking card is delightful and cheery. I love the Christmas colours. The green and red matting really makes it all pop. Think I like the stocking card best. Have a good weekend.

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Two very different and fab cards Sue, thank you for sharing X X X

Tressa said...

Late in commenting I know!!

Two lovely cards. Love the principle of the first one although I, too, am not so sure about the Angel aperture. The second is just plain fun.


Vie Carter said...

Two lovely cards


Eunice said...

Two very pretty cards Sue. Thanks for the ideas.

Elizabeth Harborne said...

I love both the cards for entirely different reasons. Imagine how children would love the stocking card and I love the colour tones in this. Love the angel because it links totally with the true meaning of and reason for Christmas.

Not easy to choose one over the other.

Marjeta said...

Fantastic card. Love this boots.