Friday, 14 October 2016

Christmas Double Day

Hi bloggers!  One really bright and one black and white! LOL  First up is my experiment with some Pixie Powders and the Caught in Crystal technique.  Guess what, it works a treat!  Start with a piece of acetate,  spread some Cosmic Lacquer over the top with your finger, tap pixie powders on to it starting with a base colour.  I used the Teal Wash here and used my finger to spread it and turn the entire base teal.  Next I added Peacock Green and Midnight blue Pixie Powders, covering the area quite intensely.  I covered it with a wrinkled piece of white tissue paper and set it aside to dry overnight.  Once dry, I cut it to the size I wanted, leaving the tissue on the back.  Next I cut the Christmas Cottages in white, using piece s from both dies in the set.  I glued it to the top, leaving a bit of white card o the bottom of them.  I coated the white card with glue and sprinkled a mixture of white micro beads and Iced Snow over it and allowed it to dry.  I die cut the "peace" word from the Ornate Holy Framed Peace die several times, stacking them for dimension.  I glued the word in the upper corner.  The card was completed with a simple white on white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6" x  7" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

Card number two was from the shows at Ally Pally a few weeks ago.  I started by cutting the snow globe into a piece of coconut white card.  Next I embossed it with the Falling Snow embossing folder.  I cut both of the cottage dies into a piece of black card.  I used the top of the snow globe outline to cut a half circle out of the bottom of the piece and then glued it into place around the snow globe outline .  Next I filled the treat cup with white micro beads and sealed it with a piece of acetate.  I cut the Snow globe Cottage die out of black and glued it to the back of the sealed treat cup.  I dropped it into place through the opening in the background and taped it into place.  Next I cut a snow globe using both die pieces and glued it over the top of the treat cup to fill in the entire shape.  I used the Starry Merry Christmas die in white with a black shadow and glued it in the lower corner of the card.  Opposite it, I added a couple of sparkly poinsettias seated on Black and White Bakers Twine and accented with Pine twigs.  White and black mats were added to finish the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Gorgeous gorgeous cards today, love them. No 1 colours are fantastic.
Elaine, Andrew has to slow down for his own good, good luck with treatment 2 today.
Tina, hope Peter got his Sky sorted, I changed to Virgin for the faster broadband but miss the Sky channels so much.
France's, glad hubby is home, good news.
Wendy, hopefully Bill will be more settled at home and progress faster.
June, how are you feeling, hope all is well and today will be a better day.
Betty, you too, ops are never nice.
Tracey, woohoo, good news about work, it will do you good to get back to normal but slowly slowly, don't overdo it.
Steph, I was shocked at your doctors surgery treatment yesterday, this caring profession needs to have a read up on their mission statement again, they seem to have missed the point.
Cheryl, hope the craft show went well yesterday.
Hugs to all, big tail wag for Billy, keep warm and well everyone.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Love both these cards. I bought some pixie powders a few weeks ago but haven't had time to experiment yet. I love the results you get. I haven't managed to buy the falling snow embossing folder yet. Each time I've tried my usual suppliers have been out of stock. I'll just have to keep trying.
Happy crafting.
D xx

auscrafts said...

Like both cards

Marion Bull said...

Two absolutely lovely cards today! I had my first play with Pixie powders yesterday and although they are not quite as I expected. I can see where I can use them well. I will try again today and certainly b trying the caught in crystal technique as well! Thank you Sue!

Maggie B xx

Pussycats said...

Morning Sue and all. Woke up again to two beautiful cards. I love the texture and details on both cards. I love them both and colours.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Two very different cards today Sue.No.2 is my favourite but love the pixie powder mix.
Jan x

Karen Drew said...

Two stunning cards today. Can't pick a favourite. I am loving the pixie powder backgrounds
Karen xx

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards today. My favourite is the first one,love those colours!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the beautiful scenes you created! Love the first one with those awesome colors and dies!

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Love the cards today.
Also love the pixie powders.
I need to start my Christmas cards leaving it very late this year I've got so many other projects to do for Christmas presents.
Enjoy your day

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards love them both, the colours of the pixie powders is fantastic.
Nancyd xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

WOW Sue, morning. Pixies plus caught in crystal, think I'll try one technique at a time lol. After my morning rant come moan yesterday my mood had settled so I actually took the plunge and got the 3 powders I'd mentioned - gold silver and red, also the falling snow and Nordic tiles folders with 2 more on order as I only had the lattice snowflake folder and it's too feminine for male cards, the falling snow isn't just for the festive season which is great.
The effect you have given card 2 is absolutely mind blowing, again it's the black and white scheme I'm sure that gives these illusions as it looks like it's standing proud of the background, it looks like it's standing up, what a clever card. I think it has to be the snow globe that catches my eye, it's just so bloomin illusional and brilliant, it's probably a good job that my little shop has sold out of the snow globe die set or I could have been servely tempted lol. I was talking about the background on Wednesdays card with the black gloss card and pixies to my shop owner and showed her Wednesday's entry, ahhh she said " I think that lady that was here when you came in might be trying that background as she's just bought black gloss card and the powders, it's beautiful so I'm going to have to try that myself" see what you've started lol ? The Sue Wilson background techniques have invaded the world lol so on that note I'm going to send you one of two hugs and wish you a lovely day working out other techniques to fuddle out brain's with lol and the 2nd hug goes to June, hope all is well and the nasty pain you can go through after knee surgery is being kept under control for you, stay strong, it will all be worth it no matter how you feel today xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Both these cards are fab.
Annette x

Maria Illsley said...

Two lovely cards Sue.
I prefer the first one. Most probably because I have been playing with my pixie powders over the last few weekends. I've already tried the caught in crystal technique with them and I agree it works a treat xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Two stunning cards, I find it impossible to decide on a favourite!x

TDQ Karen said...

Both cards are beautiful so striking x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two beautiful cards.
Take care Kitty.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. 2 very lovely cards. Love the background in the first card. Must try that also!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both great cards Sue, I think I prefer number one, mainly because the colour floats my boat.

Crafti Moggie said...

Wonderful cards today Sue, love them both and each shows off your dies and expertise so well,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Two stunning cards this morning but no2 tips it for me, just love black and white. Got most of the dies used so will give it a go.
Dragonsnap2 : The falling snow embossing folder is on Julia Watts website , hope this info helps.
Pam - thanks for the kind words - yes the man from Sky came early at 10:25 said sorry I am early, do you want me to come back. No way was the reply. It was the wiring, over the roof so he moved the dish and put it in the garden where the previous dish had been, rewired it and voila it is now perfect.
In Hull where I live, our local telecoms company only allows their broadband so Sky is our only option and Freeview of course.
So Peter is happy now. I have a funeral today so not really looking forward to it as my old lady friend had no family - spinster to boot.

June Smith hope all went well with your operation and you are up and about!!!!!

To all crafters in need of TLC we send our love.

Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards with great techniques. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
June......I hope the op went well and that you are comfortable.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Two gorgeous Christmas cards but I do favour the second a little more!

Have a good weekend

June x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of these cards are gorgeous I love them both. I actually have all the dies you have used. I think I will be trying out these design. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Two great cards, Sue, fab background in the first (but pixies not for me!) and great snowglobe in mono. Both lovely. Always lots of inspiration.
Hope June and Betty both doing well.
Fluffycat - hooray so pleased your husband is home and recovering quickly, what a relief.
Tina T - so sorry for the loss of your friend, a sad funeral ahead for you.
Sounds as though Carlisle once again a huge success!
Big cuddles for Billy and Wheely too.

'P' in Wales

Debra K. said...

Two fabulous Christmas cards today Sue! The second is my favourite as I can't resist a shaker card but the background of the second is spectacular. Debra x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two lovely card, I love the pixie powder 'sky' in the first one, very effective. The second one is gorgeous, I love 'shaker' cards and I remember seeing you making this on TV.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, two fab cards today, love them both.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love both cards although I haven't got the snow globe die ....... Yet! I do have the circle village so could improvise. The pixied background is gorgeous as the embossed background is, you always have such beautiful backgrounds.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love both cards . love Jean Z xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two really great cards today, but I think the second one gets my vote. I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie X X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two very dramatic cards today love the pixi powders effect they are a wonderful product, so satifying to play with.
heather R Oxfordshire

Chris Curry said...

Two very different and beautiful cards Sue. Think the second one is my favourite. I am doing globe cards this weekend and you give great ideas. Thank you. Xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards , the snow globe is number 1 for me.

June i do hope all went well, and you are not in too much pain.

Pam,Maria and Maureen,thank you for your good wishes , Andrew had his treatment yesterday and all went well ,he has always worked and been very active ,so finds it hard to sit about unless he is fishing , however he now knows he has to take things at a more steady pace { stay active but do it slowly } as the consultant says .

Betty so pleased your op went well.

Sending big hugs to all
Take Care
Elaine H X

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards, great that we can use pixies for caught in crystal technique.
I treated myself to some more pixies at Craft4crafters yesterday (and lots of other things too Lol, including the falling snow embossing folder). I had a great day out with a friend, we were like two kids in a sweet shop.
B xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty friends.

Just Georgeous two smashing delights this morning. I'm just loving the pixies especially this colour combo. Although they are messy I'm embracing the messiness within me lol I'm converting!! Xx

Well ladies thanks for all your support this past year. Only another year to wait till I can go forward with ivf to put a few embryos back in for a baby. This will give me time to prep my body and mind and with you guys helping I'm on my way xx
So I'm going to try an aqua aerobics class today to see if I can get the body moving again. I tried swimming but I bore easily lol xx

Hope everyone's operations have went well and everyone with sick hubbies are doing ok too.
Wheely glad Billy's op went well too x

Love to all xx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue two really lovely cards I do like like the pixie powders I am going to have to buy these
Kathy B x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Two stunning cards I love them both, and as for pixie powders, is there no end to what they can do!!
Marion S x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two gorgeous cards, loved the second one when I saw
you demo it.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW Its that time of the week again, it comes around so quickly double day fridays and once again they are both gorgeous christmas cards Hooray. Love, Love, Love Both of these for different reasons, the first one for the pixie background the colours are fantastic, the micro beads and the sprinkles. The second one for the black, white colours i dont think you can go wrong with them very classic and its a shaker card another plus. I would be over the moon to recieve either of these amazing cards. I have all the items to make both of these cards so i know what i am doing over the weekend LOL? Have a lovely weekend Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Suemac said...

Two beautiful cards

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Two fabulous cards, hard to choose a favourite as I love the Cottage Scenes dies and I must "invest" in some Pixie Powders too...


dmjones said...

Two completely different cards today, and one or the other is sure to please everyone!!! I do like the blk/wht one myself . . . . . or is it the first one??????

Doreen x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Two beautiful cards can't choose between them. Sorry I didn't comment yesterday but I did visit the site twice. Elaine so pleased Andrew had reassuring news it will be hard though to slow down as it seems his way of coping. Tracy its so lovely reading your comment so positive after all you have been through. June and Betty hopefully you are both feeling a little brighter today.

Anonymous said...

Two very nice cards Sue, hard to choose a favourite.
June hope all went well with op.
Have a nice weekend everyone. JJxx

Clare Powell said...

Both beautiful cards, can't pick a favourite today! Love the look of the pixie powder background x

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards today. The first is the one I like best. I loved this when I saw you making it on Hochanda, though I sure anyone would be proud to receive either of them

aka stitchingranny

hettygarlick said...

Those little deer are so cute!

foxyg said...

Two stunning cards. Absolutely love the pixie powder background.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Both lovely cards but it's the pixie powders that does it for me. SueL x

Betty McAlister said...

Morning sue. Two very different cards to admire. My favourite is the first pixie powder one, gorgeous.
Thank you for your good wishes everyone. Have taken my painkillers to help now but as I've had a bone removed from my hand, it's to be
Expected. Certainly no crafting but can catch up with Sue's videos and recorded programmes so there's a good side to it all.
Hope June's op went well and that she's not too uncomfortable.

Anne said...

I love the Pixie powder background - I have the ingredients so must give it a go.

Anne (Northampton)

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I haven't tried the Pixie Powder yet but I think its becoming a must have by the looks of your cards!
June Smith, and Betty hope all went well with your operation!
Love Marg

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

carol quinn said...

2 gorgeous cards
Love them both
Carol quinn

PharmacyMichele said...

Two lovely cards, can't decide which is my favourite as they're both fantastic.


Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Two fabulous cards today. Love them both.

Tracy, so pleased to see you are so upbeat and thinking positively about the future. Enjoy your aqua aerobics. X

June, I hope you are feeling ok today and that the op went well. Take it easy, but get well soon! X

Betty, sorry I missed that you were having surgery too. Glad it went ok, Get well soon too, but enjoy the catching up of Sues programmes/videos etc. You'll be raring to go when your hand is better. X

Love Helen xxx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, love them both.
Thanks for sharing,

Rose in Chester said...

Oh WOW, Sue,
both are fabulous cards, absolute stunners in their respective genres. You are so, so talented, thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, two beautiful cards today I bet you are still finding those micro beads everywhere they really do escape for sure when you are using them. hugs Shirleyxxx

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue love these two beauties I can't choose of course I never can the blue is so strong a colour a beautiful gift for Christmas
Love you lots June horrocks xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two very different but beautiful card, love them both.

Beryl Treble said...

Two beautiful cards Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two super cards.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Natalia Smith said...

Two gorgeous cards, such a beautiful background with pixie powders, love the shaker card and your glittery poinsettia is gorgeous x

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue,

I absolutely love both cards. The background on the 1st card is so stunning love the technique. The monochrome SNOWGLOBE card is also amazing. You blow me away with all your inspirations. Love, Ivy C x

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, although I love them both number 1 has to be my favourite, stunning colour

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two beautiful cards I love them both. The background to the first one is stunning.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two lovely Christmas cards. Both beautiful Christmas scenes and I can't choice between them.

Anonymous said...

Love these to Christmas cards Sue.
VC x

hotpotato said...

Love the black and white, so elegant. x

Kate's Cards said...

They are both very striking. xx

fluffycat said...
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fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love both of these gorgeous cards. I have the Christmas Cottages and the Falling Snow EF and have just had to order the Ornate Holly Framed Die (it has been on the list for ages) and I figured I deserved a treat lol. I will be taking plenty of inspiration from both of these cards so thank you very much.

Tracy - so sorry, I forgot to say well done yesterday and good luck for your return to work on the 31st. Aqua aerobics sounds like fun, enjoy.
Betty - glad all went well yesterday and your left hand typing is fine.
'P' & Pam - thanks, not even a day and I could almost wish him back in hospital :D How is your latest foster kitten doing?
June - hope you are ok and recovering.


Craftychris said...

Ooh wow! Both of these are awesome! your work is so inspirational, thank you! xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue two gorgeous cards today I love them both for different reasons a so really can't choose between them
June I hope your op went well & hope you are being kept comfortable. Betty glad your op went well & hope each day you'll feel more comfortable put ypur feet up & enjoy watching all Sues programmes!

CraftyJo said...

They are both stunning, tfs.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Both of today's cards are beautiful, love the pixie caught in crystal technique and will be having a play at that soon and the falling snow EF is the one I've used on all my Christmas cards this year
Frances great to hear your husband home hope he continues to improve
Tracy, you go girl that year will go so quickly now you have something so important to look forward to
Maureen, Myra, Diane and Norah glad you all had a great time although I'm not sure whose stories to believe!!
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Tracy Welham said...

Goodness me, such beautiful festive cards! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Both are lovely.

SHARICA said...

Both lovely but the Black and White one is Exquisite :)

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love both of your cards today :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jean said...

Simply stunning!

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Both cards brilliant can't choose a favourite would make both.
Tracy enjoy your aqua aerobics, I used to teach that.
Elaine you have to look after yourself as well remember.
Hugs to everyone who needs them
love Wendy xx

Vie Carter said...

Both cards just stunning


lorraine eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Ooh, i do love Fridays at the minute, not only two delectable cards but they're also Christmassy themed, what more could i ask for:-)
I remember you demoing the pixie powder technique at Ally Pally and it was just so impressive to watch....i particularly love these colours, they are so striking and look fantastic as a night sky backdrop...i will definitely be attempting this technique myself though i doubt that it will look so expertly done, never mind, im sure i'll have a lot of fun trying...ive been saving the tissue out of my shoe boxes for the occasion:-)
I cant express to you just how much i adore the snow globe cards, im going to attempt all of them because they are so effective, real showstoppers! i am a huge fan of black and white or cream cards, i have to stop myself from using it too often, so card no. 2 is a particular favourite. I love the glittered poinsettia and the Falling Snow EF, they are gorgeous. In saying that, i really cant pick an outright favourite because both are equally stunning in their own right.
Well friends, scootergate continues:-( Just when we thought that it was up and running again we awoke to find the tyre as flat as a pancake. I guess we have to accept that it is beyond James's abilities and possibly a new tyre is required. We called the company that supplied it and does services and repairs to see what they thought. They are coming out on Monday with a new tyre at a cost of 80 pounds which i thought very reasonable but still an unexpected expense....i might have to forget about the ODS on Hochanda with John and Sue's dies though, but we'll wait and see, unfortunately the scooter has to take priority:-( in the meantime, im having to use taxis for embarrassingly short distances which im not entirely happy about....i never necessarily felt disabled or 'special' as Yvonne would say, until now, you take your mobility for granted in your youth and it can be a real wake up call to have it compromised in any way.
Thinking of mobility, i do hope you are well after your operation June, it will be an uphill struggle for you getting back the movement in your knee but worth all the pain and effort.
Betty, glad your operation went without a hitch, it will take a lot of getting used to not having a right hand but im sure you'll find ways of coping.
Elaine, hugs to Andrew as his treatment progresses, hope he feels a little stronger each day.
Frances, men can make infuriating patients, i do hope your hubby doesn't fall into that category. My friends mum has had a few minor strokes and was quickly back to driving again, so i hope he gets back on his feet again soon....if not for his sake, then for yours:-)
Myra, Maureen, im rather disappointed in you girls, i really thought that you would have behaved with much less dignity and decorum....Yvonne and i can't be the only reprobates on the blog now can we? Glad you enjoyed your stay, i guess you were on your best behaviour because you were in the company of two ladies, Norah and Diane:-)
Tracy, i'm so pleased for you, being back at work will make the next year fly by and before you know it you'll be starting the IVF, how exciting:-)
Wheely, hope Billy is recovering well after his op. Hugs
Maria, how are you sweetie, hope you're well, sending hugsxxx
Yvonne, ready for our marathon chat tonight?
Cuddles to P, Pat,Pam, LOrraine,Lynda, Linda, the Tina's, Deb C, Rebecca, theresa and Beth, plus anyone ive forgottenxxx


Sue MacFall said...

Like both cards but especially the blue pixie powder one. The effect is beautiful.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

barbara macaskill said...

My jaw is on the floor and my eyes are popping out of my head! These are both spectacular creations!! If you would be willing to sell both or either of these stunners I would love to purchase and display them lovingly in my Craft Oasis! Let me know how much if you are willing to sell them please! TFS!

scrAPpamondo said...

Awwww..... I'm in love with the background of the first one!!! Great "crackled" sky for that gorgous scenery!! Fabulous!
Also the second card looks great!

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
I'm Late Today I've Been Extremely Busy (Booking The First Of Next Year's Wonderful Holiday's In May 2017)
To Our Same Destination.... So I'm Excited I've Got Something To Look Forward To, Then Before
The End Of This Year 2016, I'll Book Our 2017 September Holiday..
Today's Cards Are Extremely Exquisite I Love Them Both As I Have These Dies And There Not Just For
Christmas, I Love The Pixie Powders But I Haven't Purchased Them As Yet, I Must Say The Black And White One
For Me Is The Best As Your Aware Like Yourself I Just Love Black And White, Great Dies Used.
Take Great Care My Wonderful Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Lots Of Love And Huge Huge To Yourself
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes

KarinsArtScrap said...

you have made beautiful and gorgeous cards again Sue, love the background of the first card.
Gr Karin

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, two fabulous Christmas Cards to inspire us. I am unable to choose a favourite as they are both beautiful.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two Lovely Cards. I love the Pixie Powder background and the textured foreground of the first Card. I really like the silhouette background and your florals on the second Card. Black and white is always so dramatic. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love the,

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Two fantastic cards today. I do love the background on the first one
Sue, the colours are gorgeous together!

Sending many warm wishes for everyone to have a good day and
hope our friends who are ill will soon feel better.
Maria x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards today, can't choose a favourite. I had a little chuckle at the thought of you getting quite messy with the background , you are such a clean crafter normally! Thank you for sharing
Love Diane xxx
Sorry I was missing yesterday,it was a long journey home and my flight landed quite late. It's very tiring looking after Maureen and making sure she behaves at the best of times but put her with Myra and it's double trouble! Norah is a sweetie you just have to watch out for her whizzing around on her buggy! Oh we haven't stopped laughing all the time we've been away, it really has been a good meet up.
Tracey I'm so pleased you are ready to take the next step and return to work. The next year will fly buy and then you can start the ivf treatment. Xxxx
June I hope your operation went well and Betty your too. Xxxx
Sending hugs to Elaine and Andrew Tina and mick and Tina and Peter, it's good to hear progress is being made xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. 2 really nice cards today but I think my favourite has got to be the one with the snow effect of microbeads and glitter.


Annie Pennington said...

Two absolutely beautiful cards today Sue. Will save them to pinterest :-)

Annie P

Marianna Hammer said...

These are beautiful!! Oh my goodness, I have almost all of the items on these two card, I can make them... yooo hooo :)

Bejay Roles said...

What beautiful cards today, Sue. I think I have to say that the first one has won my heart and I'm really loving the Pixie Powders and am going to get some as soon as I can decide which colours I want to start my collection with lol.
I hope everyone is doing fine today. I went for my annual blood tests this afternoon and was pleased to see that my blood pressure is good. I've always had a low/normal pressure but one of my meds has a side-effect of raising the bo, so now I have to take a pill to try to regulate it, so the reading today was good. Taking my blood, however, was a bit of a drama. The nurse went for a vein in the hand as the ones in my arm are very good at hiding lol. It was coming out so slowly that at one point she said if it didn't speed up it would start clotting lol. I now have a nice bruise on my knuckle about the same size as the one was on my forehead after the collision with the dog lol.
I did have a nice surprise when I got home, my order from Hobbycraft had been delivered and inside was a brilliant wooden Advent calendar which I'm going to have fun decorating...I wonder what Creative Expressions stash I can use to decorate it with :).
Have a brilliant weekend, everyone and hugs to all who are in need of one.
Happy Crafting.
Bejay xx

Yvonne H said...

Good evening Sue,
Two stunning but totally different looking cards, the second one is more my style. Yvonne xx

Jan Ltc said...

Oh I love this Sue. Just stunning xx Jan

Janet Wilson said...

2 fab Christmas cards

Nana on the Hill said...

Two simply stunning cards Sue! Must say the blue is definitely my fav x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two very different but beautiful cards - thank you for the inspiration. The blue on the first one is stunning, very vibrant, love it. Love and hugs Alison xxx

Barbara (C) said...

Hard to choose a favourite today so I won't try! I love the Pixie powders - so easy to create stunning pieces and never two the same.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
It's no good I really will have to invest in some pixie powders - love the effect.
Beverley W

Lesley Cann said...

Two lovely cards so hard to choose my favourite but I eventually decided that the second one just got my vote.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both gorgeous but particularly love the monochrome...

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards again today. They are both beautiful and I can't chose between the two. Love the Pixie powder background.

Barbara V

liz spooner said...

Love these cards Sue so beautiful.xx

Theresa Pace said...

both are beautiful but i think the first one takes the biscuit. love that background, hugs xx

Barbara said...

Two gorgeous xmas cards, I love the Pixie Powders but also love the Snowglobe too!!!!

A Happercrafter6 said...

Two lovely cards especially the first one as I love pixie powders.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
I think of these two cards I prefer the Black and White one.
Margaret xx

Suebak said...

Two of the most beautiful snowy scenes that I have laid eyes on. Thanks.

Susan x

karenlotty said...

Very striking I love both cards and can't pick a favourite

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Two absolutely beautiful cards today, interesting to know the new technique for caught in crystal. I can stop collecting white tissue paper now!!
Pat L, believe me that I tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, although I may tend to bend it slightly ha ha.
Thinking of Tina & Peter, Elaine & Andrew - fishing will be a good time filler for him, Tina & Mick, June Smith - hope you are recovering well, Betty - hope your hand soon recovers, Tracy good luck with everything, Laine and Lorraine.
Maureen xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love both of your gorgeous cards today and I would find it very difficult to choose a favourite!
The dramatic Pixie Powder background on the first card is really striking!
Lesley S x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two very different cards to admire today

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Two beautiful cards today.
I have been playing with my Pixie powders trying to create a similar background, it's great fun and you never get the same results even when you use the same colours.
Hope you have had a good day.
Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue i love christmas double days and i am so pleased to see these two
beautiful cards today.
I love them both and can't possible choose a favourite.
I love the bold bright colour of the background in the first one and love
the black on the second one.
These would look stunning on the mantle peice.
OOh i can't wait to put the decorations up lol

ursula said...

Very very pretty cards here today, I do so like the pixie powder technique but no.2 has to be my on white...thanks Sue for sharing...xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! Two such gorgeous Christmas cards today !!! If I had to choose a favourite, it would be the second card as I really love your show-stopping snow globes !!! Also you have used the Falling Snow EF and I bought this folder and the Nordic Tiles folder especially to make my Christmas cards with this year as I really LOVE them both. I have to admit I am not really much of a fan of the Pixie Powders as I think they are just a bit to bright for my taste. I much prefer something a bit more subtle. I know there will be a lot of people who disagree with me on this one but I suppose life would be boring if we were all the same !!! I love your cottage scene dies on the first card and also I really love the effect that the white micro beads and ice snow glitter creates mixed together. I think this is a gorgeous effect. As for your second card, for me i just love your gorgeous Poinsettia's !!! Thank you for sharing your two gorgeous cards today. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Laura O' Connor said...

two fab cards ,both stunning ,Laura O

Lorraine Freeman said...

Very stylish cards today, love them both.
Hope to get back to the blog properly very soon.
Sending love n hugs to all xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I do love Fridays ! Two cards for the price of one! Lol. Especially just now as its all about Christmas! I love both cards and will try to emulate bits of both of them. The Pixie Powders are gorgeous!
June - I do hope you are making good progress! Thinking of you!
Frances - (Fluffycat) - so pleased you have your husband home again! That's such good news.
Pat L - Maureen and Diane are both naughty - telling tales! I'm not the slightest bit of bother to anyone - never mind trouble or double trouble! The Hotel Staff are willing to have us back again! Amazing! I think they think we are slightly mad but nice with it!!!
It's official - I'm tired! Between driving , getting up early and chatting until very late it's no wonder! Diane is our baby as she is the youngest but she was very little trouble really!!
I'm sorry I haven't had time to read everything as I've had a busy day today, once again! You know the old saying - " a woman's work is never done! " lol!
Laine - so sorry about your chariot! That's so annoying! Sometimes I know I can be guilty of taking my health and fitness for granted.
Tracy - great news! Don't go mad though! I'm thrilled for you! You have been such a star!
Love to all, Myra xxx

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

so pretty card

Eunice said...

Sue both cards are stunning!! Where do you get all your ideas??????

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Both cards are stunning but the card with the Pixie in Crystal background scores ever so slightly higher for me, big hugs xxx

June Smith, thinking of you and hope you're comfortable, big hugs x

I know there's so many of you going through your own difficulties at present, sending an extra specific to you all xxx

The last three days have caught up with both Billy and I, he's a little less sore so he's sleeping more, think having cracked the getting meds in him has helped along with me giving him my fleece blanket to put on his bed as he can't get on the sofa and now he's less drowsy he won't be lifted by Mr. Hoping I can follow his lead and sleep. So sore I feel a bit sick to be honest and I know it's not helped by hardly any sleep the past two days and nights, Mr will have to be number 1 over the weekend with Billy as I am in desperate need of a rest physically too.! But Billy is doing well and that's the main thing at the moment.

Sorry it's not longer, would prefer to say a personal thank you to all the kind and thoughtful people who have left messages and thought of Billy the last couple of days thank you all so much for caring xxx

Must sign off, shattered! Biggest of hugs to you all, have a wonderful weekend everyone, T x

Berina RGA said...

Two beautiful cards!! Love the background of the first card!!the peacock color and black form a lovely combination!!

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue this are amazing cards your imagination knows no bounds. Thanks for sharing, hugs xxxxxxxx

hazel young said...

stunning cards Sue x xhazel

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue two beautiful cards thanks for sharing xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue two beautiful cards thanks for sharing xx

Craftycatty said...

Tone on tone, lovely. I love the flowers and scene

julie laz said...

Wow love this, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

SueJ said...

Two gorgeous cards, playing catch up for a few days as have had family staying.

Debbie Siddle said...

Lovely cards - love scene cards so much - such lovely gentle colours.