Friday, 28 October 2016

Christmas Double Days

Hi bloggers!  This is my one of my favourite angels cards, I just love the colour combo.  I started by embossing a square of milk card using the Star Swirls embossing folder.  I rubbed Enchanted Gold gilding wax over the top of it for a subtle shine and matted it with a thin black mat.  Next I cut four of the Bright Star Adornment in milk and attached the edges to the four edges of the background piece.  I added mounting foam to the back and attached it in a diamond orientation to a larger piece of milk card, also matted in black.  I cut the 2016 Angel in both milk and black card.  I offset the black as a shadow and then used the die to lightly emboss the shape on to milk card which was covered with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I hand cut it and attached it to the angel and then gllittered it with Diamond Sprinkles to create a solid background for her.  I added her to the centre of my background with mounting foam.  I completed the card with milk and black mats.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

For card number two, I cut the Mini Poinsettia background in white using just the outer decorative cutting die in the set.  I backed it in white and added mounting foam to the back.  I cut the centre section of the die in white and added a sticky adhesive sheet to the back of it.  I gilded the open areas on the front with Red Blaze gilding flakes and added a piece of white card to the back and cut the centre of it out.  I added mounting foam to raise it and added it over another piece of gilded card.  I cut two of the Happy Christmas die in white and stacked them and glued them into the opening.  I made two poinsettias that I glittered with Iced Snow and added them in opposite corners.  I cut white Holly Branches as accents and used pieces of gold metallic lynx as accents with them.  The card was completed with a white on white mat and PVA glue dots around the edge.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous cards Sue, love them. Impossible to choose.
June hope the clips came out okay and that you are feeling more comfortable today. Each day will be a bit closer to your goal of a healthy new knee.
Elaine, good news that Andrew is eating better, he will soon put weight on now and regain his strength.
Tina, I'm sorry Peters leg is still swollen, bound to be a worry but with rest and your care he will soon be better. Your GP sounds a gem.
Sharon, I know it's boring, I had 15 weeks of doing what you are doing a couple of years ago, but it will be worth it when you are better, so hang in there.
Big hugs for Emily and Sarah, two very brave little girls and their grandmas who keep us updated on their progress.
Hugs to all our missing friends, Cheryl, Tina and Mick, and especially our poorly friends, Lorraine, PP, Lynda, Laine and Mum, Maria,Betty, Wheeley and Billy.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Two very different cards and both are beautiful in their own way. Thanks for the ideas, Sue.
Happy crafting.
D xx

Jan.moogie said...

Two beautiful cards today Sue and I must admit I love what you can do with this angel as she suits so many different style of card. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Pussycats said...
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Pussycats said...

Good morning Sue and All. Two stunning cards to wake up to this morning. They are both so beautiful. Hugs and well wishes all round from me.
Well its my last day at my job which I worked for 24 years, feel weird this morning, shaking scared and excited but I know I am doing the right thing. Wendy

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two stunning cards!
Hugs x
Heather T

Marion Bull said...

Both beautiful Sue, but I just love the second on, probably because of the gorgeous gilding! Thank you

Maggie B xx

auscrafts said...

Two lovely Christmas cards

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Two beautiful cards Thank you so much.
Good luck pussycats Wendy.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Denise Bryant said...

Both are beautiful! Two lovely creations!

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous and inspiring cards, love both designs. Have a great day. Bx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
the second card for me wins my vote. x

nancyd said...

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

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards,love them both.

Crafti Moggie said...

Two beautiful cards today Sue, both are fab and i can't choose between them, each has unique qualities and show off your skills and dies to perfection,

thank you and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today & totally different styles. The second one is more my style but the first one is swaying me. Yvonne xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely cards today, I like the second one the best though.
Thanks for sharing

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue, '6am Pam' 🌼 I've never been an 'angel' person, but I have to say that since you have been releasing your wonderful dies, this has to be the nicest, prettiest festive angel of the angel collection so far. The shadow behind is just enough to show her elegant beauty, so yes Sue I really like your first festive card. Number two has the winning streak for me, it really has that festive look with the gorgeous splash of colour for the background and your signature sugared flowers, both beautiful cards, and as our Sam frequently says "thank you for all the work you do to help us with your magnificent cards" without your morning inspiration I know a lot of us would be stuck for ideas, I get so much brain drain this time of year especially when I know I will pull out last year's cards and think "no wonder this pile of doodoo didn't sell" and need to make a whole bunch more to replace those that don't make the grade for market ! So to be able to pin your inspiration for my Sue Wilson board from your lovely daily blog gives me that kick up the booty I need, it's the next best thing to having you held hostage in my craft room holding my hand to help me get through booboo after booboo lol. Andy is tiling part of the kitchen at the moment ( not now he's at the park with madam) lol but I've said to him if all else fails think like a crafter - we have flowers and butterflies to cover our booboo's so he called me a bodge it and dodge it crafter !!! how dare he lol you'll never find a booboo behind any of my flowers (believe that and you'll believe the world is square) so I'm looking forward to seeing flowers and foliage peeking out of the tiles in the kitchen lol..... different I suppose 😁
So the text has come through from the park to say my peace will be shattered any time now, so here comes my daily hug, and thank you for two gorgeous works of true inspiration this morning xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two wonderful cards today. I can not decide on a favourite this time they are both devine.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, like them both equally. Have a nice weekend everyone. JJxx

lilian said...

Hello Sue, two quite beautiful cards, no two just has the edge for me ( no black ).

I was so entranced with the baby cards , ordered the dies yesterday, although no
Babys due, just loved the cards.

Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, 2 beautiful cards today, I love the angel and have made quite a few cards with her. Card no. 2 is amazing with the flakes in the background.

42 staples removed yesterday, boy did they hurt but at last they are out, just thankful that the internal stitches are desolvable. It is a bit easier without all the pulling. Still leaking a little bit but they will continue to monitor it for a while.

Sending hugs to everyone, you know who you are xxx

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Two very stylish designs with beautiful accents of glitter and 'bling'-stunning.x

Debra K. said...

Two rather gorgeous Christmas cards this morning! I can't choose between them this time. Both very different but lovely card designs. Debra x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. 2 fab cards. Love the angel

Barbara (C) said...

Great inspiration in todays cards. Particularly like the Angel card.

Chris Curry said...

Two beautiful cards Sue. I love how you have done the angel with the shadowing and the diamond snow, but I think the second one with the gorgeous gilding would be my favourite if I had to choose. Thank you. Xx

Margreet said...

Beautiful cards...the one with the angel is my favorite!
xxx Margreet

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Thank you Sue for sharing these beautiful cards. Both pretty in their own way, but No 2 is my favourite, just the gilding and the sugaring make it really pop 🌺
Pam yes thank you Peter's leg is slowly reducing and is not in pain with it. Our GP is a gem, young for a change and very concerned his examinations are very thorough. Rings up at odd times to check on us.
June Smith - wow that was a lot of clips to be removed hopefully as the say "the only way is up". Keep you chin up!!!!!
Wendy (pussycat) enjoy your last day at work 24 years is a long time. Enjoy your me time.
Love ❤️ and crafty hugs to all who need them.
Tina T xxxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two great cards-the second one is my favourite.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards. I love them both.

Barbara V

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two beautiful cards, your Christmas angels are always a winner.
Wendy, good luck with today and the future. Hugs to all and special thoughts to those in pain or caring for someone. Sue xxx

Anne said...

Lovely cards, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

TDQ Karen said...

Some beautiful cards there, I really like them both xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two lovely cards

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards, I love them both.
B xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely cards Sue but I particularly like the touch of gold in the second one.

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards, Sue, have to confess not an 'angel' person (ha!) so really liking the second one best. Nice gilding flakes, a really rich colour.
June - pleased it went well, onward and upward now.
Wendy Pussycats - after all that time it will seem strange, hope you get a good send off, so to speak. Happier times ahead for sure. Perhaps some extra crafting hours for a while, poppy playtime?!
Hugs to all. Anyone know how Mick and Tina are doing?

'P' in Wales

karenlotty said...

Two beautiful cards I am "mellowing" towards angels Perhaps enough time has passed that I can embrace them or is it this years design...

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of these Christmas cards are gorgeous. I don't like choosing a favourite as they are both stunning and very different. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

hazel young said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue love them both butt he angel comes first xx hazel

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, two gorgeous cards. Difficult to choose a favourite as I think this years Angel is your best and I love the colour from the gilding flakes in the second card. Marion S x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I love both cards today, the Angel is a must have and the Poinsettias are too!
Beautiful cards and lovely in the Milk card!
Good luck Pussycats Wendy, I hope today will go by well for you!!
Well wishes for everyone who is poorly today!
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two wonderful cards, I love them both, having said that gilding flakes are are an absolute favourite of mine, so perhaps I'll sway to No 2.
Have a good day.

Suemac said...

Two stunning cards

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love both these cards, beautiful and 'blingy', truly gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Scottydog said...

Two very different cards today, but both beautiful. I like them both but I'm very drawn to the gilding flakes so think that is my favourite. Thank you fir the ideas Sue.

CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,

Beautiful card as always from you Sue. Love the angel although she is not in my collection yet.

I have been extremely busy since my return from the USA.
first was the Craft4crafters Show at the Bath & West showground where I was totally bowled over admiring all the older crafts. Quilting, lace making, felting, crochet and knitting. Such wonderful creations those lovely ladies have made. One was a lion and baby lamb cuddled up together. All done in wool and the 3D effect was stupendous. I felt as though the lion was coming out of the frame to me. Awesome!
From the show I have treated myself to a bargain priced embroidery/quilting machine.
It is coming on Monday so I will now start the pillow/cushion cases for all my grandchildren made with Pete's shirts. I shall embroider his name on them too and then they can snuggle up to granddad whenever they want to.
Then I took a 4 day weekend trip to Newquay in Cornwall to help celebrate my friend's 75th birthday. The next weekend took some of my immediate family and myself to Lichfield for my niece's wedding. Her little daughter (she looked so pretty in her little dress) came into the room first with one of the older bridesmaids, ran up to her Dad, shouting 'Hello daddy, BOO!' It brought quite a chuckle and a few 'aaaah's , from us all.
This Saturday I shall be attending a 21st birthday party but will forego the clubbing later on. Not my scene these days, I can remember what fun we used to have going out for the weekend clutching some of our hard earned wages and the excitement when we had our first over 25's nightclub in Bridgwater. Nowadays it seems the youngsters are only interested in, who is going to get the drunkest?, fighting and swearing all night long instead of using the English they might have been taught at school. That is now showing my age... hahaha

I'm playing catch up with all the comments for our poorly ladies, Lynda, Maria, Lorraine, Laine & her mother, June, Wheely, Betty & Billy. So many in need of the healing thoughts and gentle hugs coming your way, especially Elaine & Andrew, Tina & Pete. I hope your days becomes kinder to you.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx
My dear hearts, I hope your day will become kinder to you.

Catherine Lyons said...

Two beautiful cards and both so different .
Have a good day .

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful cards, love them both. Can't pick a favourite today! X

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue two very beautiful cards I don't have a favourite as both are so lovely
Kathy B x

Netty The Runner said...

Both these cards are absolutely fabulous, I have the angel die she is lovely.
Annette x

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely cards Sue.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Two beautiful cards as always. Thank you for my comments win arrived ok lovely stamps. love Jean Z xxx

SueJ said...

Both cards are beautiful, really like your angel die.

Annie Pennington said...

Love the Christmas double days Sue. I think the second one is my favourite. It's so elegant. The spirals add that special finishing touch.

Annie P

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
You are spoiling us with your Christmas double days, Both beautiful cards ,Thank you.

Pussycats ,hope all goes well for you today.

Cheryl, What a lovely idea for your pillow/cushions , have fun with your machine.

June ,, OUCH !!!, thank goodness the rest are resolvable .

Andrew had his check up yesterday ,he has to eat/drink an extra 3000 cals now to gain weight, other than that all is fine , he has his next treatment today .

Sending big hugs to all
Take Care
Elaine H X

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, a beautiful pair of Xmas cards today, love the layout on both of them and the background really makes the whole designs pop. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Two fabulous cards - I agree with everyone else on the blog, this year's angel is your best yet, she's gorgeous, especially when shadowed and glittered but I also love the second card with that stunning Red Blaze gilding, really suggests the richness and warmth of the festive season...


Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards today but I have to say the second one is gorgeous, love gilding flakes and bling they really make a statement. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Cheryl lovely to see ou, my you have been busy! Enjoy your sewing machine xxx
June that's a lot of clips! Good to hear it's more comfortable without them xxx
Wendy have a wonderful last day, tomorrow is the start of a new adventure xxx
Sharon how about knitting or colouring to help relieve the boredom xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and Peter Tina and mick Elaine and Andrew and Tracey xxx

hettygarlick said...

Both gorgeous cards, but I particularly like the angel.

June Horrocks said...

Two beauties today sue I love this angel I know I've told you before but she is a beauty the second card is beautiful with the flakes love em both xxx thank you sue love you
June horrocks xxxxxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Loving the angel card. So classy xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two exceptional pretty cards for us today. Hard to choose, but think it might be the second one. I haven't got that colour flakes but they look yummy.

Love Rosemarie X X

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two beautiful cards, but I think the angel is my favourite.
Rosemary xx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Gorgeous cards today, but the angel is my absolute favorite!
She is so beautiful and delicate :))

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
I know morning!!!
Love double days and these cards are both absolutely beautiful. Both so different which means that to chose a favourite is too difficult (for me)!
For the time being my comments are going to be very brief. Still fatigued and struggling. Docs appointment on Tuesday as this session of 'body on strike' really seems to be lingering.
Sending happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone x
June - big healing hugs x
Really not up to date with everyone - so sorry x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, I do like Fridays because we get spoilt with two cards instead of one and today you have really spoilt us. Two beautiful cards, hard to choose a favourite as they are both so different. I think my favourite is the second one but then I look at them again and change my mind and the Angel is the favourite

rolfi said...

Hi SUe,
they are both beautiful but when there is one with the gilding flakes it has to be my favourite. I love cards with these flakes...
Rolf xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I'm just a gilding flake addict, so the second card has the tiniest of edge....... but the angel is BEAUTIFUL, and so's your card.
Hugs, Rose

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards I prefer the second one, the guilding flakes really make things pop!
Take care everyone,Jess xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning cards! I love them both.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

foxyg said...

Two beauties Sue. Love them both.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Two beautiful cards, but the second one has the edge for me. SueL x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards today. Missed yesterday's cards, but what a lovely idea. Baby onesie cards.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab cards Sue, number two is my favourite.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all you Lovely Wilsonettes
2 gorgeous cards today, I cant wait to start crafting again, I sat for a bit cutting out some decoupage yesterday, but I'm finding it hard to concentrate for long at the moment I dont know why? but i'll get there,.
June i can relate to you I had my staples out Monday and have 2 bits that opened a little so i have to be careful like you, hope you feel better soon
Hugs to all that need it and have a good day everyone
Lots of love

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, oh wow I absolutely love the second card!! It's sooo beautiful and classy just my taste, Ivy C x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two stunning Christmas cards. I love them both but the first with the Angel has the edge for me. Totally gorgeous.

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue two beautiful cards today both are devine . Your angel is outstanding I love her. Hope you receive this comment internet signal is very weak here in West Malling. .Gloria (sidcup ) xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
Today's Cards Are "WOW WOW WOW" I Truly Love Them Both
I Watched The First One Created On A Video And I Fell In Love With It Then, I'm Lucky
Enough To Have The Dies You've Used Today.
I Really Love Your Double Days Espcially The Christmas Card Collection As I've Mentioned So Many
Times It Helps Me Through When My Mind Goes Blank Which Is Quite Often 🤔🤔🤔🤔 Lol!!!
I Love The Angel And How You Ave Cut Her Out In Black And Milk, I Really Love How You've Gone Around
The Edge Of Your Card With Diamond Sprinkles It Looks Very Classy Indeed.
I Can't Choose Between The First Or The Second I'd Be Thrilled If I Received Either Through The Post From A Friend.....
I Love How You've Used The Mini Poinsettia Die So Very Pretty, Cutting Out The Centre And Adding The Awesome
Gilding Flakes Just Tremendous Then For Accent Your Very Beautiful White Poinsettia's And Holly Accents, Plus The
Very Beautiful Metalix Lynx In Gold I Love That I Got Mine From Julia Watts Shop, She's Wonderful If She Is Out Of Stock
Of Anything She Will Do Her Utmost To Get It In,, She's Never Failed Me Yet...
Sue My Wonderful Friend Thank You For The Daily Inspiration, I'm Lovin The Stunning, Rich, Opulent, Regal, Christmas Cards
Your Willing To Share And In Many Cases Give Us Video Tutorial's, I've Got Total Respect For You And Your Masterpiece's
You Impress Me Each And Everyday I Truly Appreciate That So Very Much...
Take Great Care Sue
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself Sue
From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Willsonettes, As "Our Lovely Steph" Mentioned Andy Is Tiling At Present And She Said To Think Like A Crafter To Cover Small Booboo's Lol!!!! Well As A Stamper Espcially When I'm Stamping Flowers Etc, I Often Have A Dirty Mark I Have To Cover So I'll Place It With A 🐝 Or A Small Butterfly Those Small Beautiful Stamps Fill In A Multitude Of Problems Lol!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You are spoiling us today with two stunning cards Sue. So different and yet both so beautiful.

Happy Day to all

Suebak said...

Two dazzlingly impressive cards Sue. I find it remarkable it appears there is no end to your imaginative ideas. Your first card is sensational. I think it's down to your talent for finishing your cards, eg the sparkle behind your angel. Again, your second card is spectacular thanks to the gilding flakes and chosen colours. Two striking cards. Thanks.

Susan x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards today, but my favourite is the second one - just my style
Pat x

CraftyJo said...

Two lovelies but the simplicity (in appearance - not in manufacture!!!) of the first appeals to me most.

Sue MacFall said...

two more great Christmas cards. Especially love the gilding flakes one.
Thank you,
Sue Mac

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Both Christmas cards are so very beautiful. Your colour combination is superb

June x

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
Both cards are beautiful today, I'm so glad I've not been asked to chose between them. I do love the shawdow around the angel in the first one. It's really effective, especially against the milk card.
I really enjoy playing with my gilding flakes, so the second one is so cool with the gilded panel.
As always, you're spoiling us by sharing your wonderful creations.
Bejay xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning Christmas cards, I love them both but I have to say that this year's Angel is so beautiful with her flowing gown.
Thanks for sharing,

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Another two gorgeous cards, the second one is my favourite, love the iced snow pontsettia. Your Christmas card samples have been spectacular this year. Finished my cards for Christmas really early this year, perhaps too early as I missed out on all the inspiration.
Thanks for sharing.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Both really stunning cards today, but I think the second one is my favourite. I am so glad I have the mini poinsettia background die as it helps me to make similar cards. I also have that sentiment which I didn't think would fit in that aperture and now I see that it does.


Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two lovely Cards. I am also a fan of black and white and I like the hint of sparkle. I also really like gilding flakes and again a hint of sparkle. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Vie Carter said...

two beautiful elegant and sophisticated cards

love them both


Lorraine Freeman said...

Stunning cards Sue, always love gliding flakes and the Angel card is just so stylish.

Karin van eijk said...

so elegant and very beautiful and a gorgeous card Sue
Gr Karin

barbara macaskill said...

I love how subtle the shadowing looks on the ANgel! Absolute perfection in my opinion! I also love the fire of the second delicate and delicious card but the ANgel remains my favorite! TFS! Have a great weekend!

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Two smashing cards. I just love that second one. I ran out of the red blaze I used it a lot this Xmas. I'm still being brace with the pixies. But I've conquered the flakes. Just wish the gilding polish was as good lol. Doesn't work for me I'm afraid. That wasn't my best purchase even after watching the tutorials. I'll stick to the wax in future xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Just love Friday double day, your Angel is beautiful as is the star swirls EF but it's the second card for me with the gorgeous gilding flakes, love it

Sarah had a long day with the neurophysiology team, probes attached and photographed and monitored in different positions and again no nerve response in her legs when placed on her tummy. Results to be sent to the spinal team and they will have multi disciplinary meeting to discuss what happens next. Sleep study went well with a few minor adjustments to her B pap machine. Also managed to fit in a little trip to Hamleys toy shop but she deserved a little present after all that.
Wendy wishing you good luck for the future
Tracy good luck for your return to work on Monday
Hugs and best wishes to everyone

ursula said...

Two stunning cards today, but hey No.1 has got to be my best....these techniques are so amazing...thanks Sue for your wonderful inspiration...what would I do without you!!!...luv Ursula xx

gailgale said...

Lovely, lovely, cards! ! !

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Absolutely gorgeous, both of them.

Janet Wilson said...

2 fab cards, love them both equally

P Austen said...

Can't choose between the cards but as I have your angel die to look forward to when I return home soon, I will be putting some of your ideas into practise. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Don't know what we would do without them. Hugs xx P Austen

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards for us to feast our eyes on today. I loved the Angel card when you showed it on the launch and still think she is your best one yet. The poinsettia card is equally lovely with the stunning gilding flakes - definitely one to try. No outright winner today they are equal firsts.

Wendy Pussycats - hope there were not too many tears today and you can relax knowing you have done the right thing. Best of luck for the job search and for the future.
June - gosh, 42 staples! No wonder it was so sore but hopefully you will start to heal properly now they are out.
P Pixie - hope the doctor can help next week and you feel stronger soon.

Wishing everyone a happy week-end.


liz spooner said...

These two are gorgeous today Sue, I love them both.xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
To absolutely stunning cards, I love them both, the angel is so beautiful and really elegant.
The second card Is more traditional and adding the gilding flakes - it's just like there is a light behind your beautiful design.
Thank you for sharing these gorgeous cards.
Love and hugs Brenda XXX

Theresa said...

Good evening Sue and all your crafty crew
Wonderful cards today Sue I have the Angel die not used it yet but have cut it out for a friend
Looking at your creation I need to have a play me thinks maybe tomorrow
Card number two is also a beauty and anothevone to be put into my to do list lol
I hope everyone that has been ill or is dealing with family issues is a little better today
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa Gxxx

Karen Drew said...

Two stunning cards. Think my favourite is the second one. Love the richness of the gilding flakes
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

I personally think the first card would have benefitted with a touch of colour Sue, but I love the guilded flakes card.
VC x

Dawn Holben said...

Sue you have spoily us again, i absolutely adore both of the cards.
Love your beautiful angel and you have shown it off beutifullly on this card.
The second one is gorgeous and elegant, i do love gilding flakes and your
lovely poinsettia background looks stunning with them.
And always love your flowers.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Another two gorgeous christmas cards on this your double day friday. I have all your christmas angels and they are all elegant beauties. Will have a go at making the first one but make a one using each of your angels to make three cards. The second one is stunning with the guiding flakes and will have a try at making this one as well. My christmas cards are coming along a treat hopefully i should have them all made in a couple of weeks then i will just carry on to make a start for next year. Hows that for been prepaired LOL. I think the angel has it this week. Have a lovely weekend Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Two beautiful cards today but I must say I do like the second one best as it is more colourful.
Lesley S x

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Two gorgeous cards for inspiration. Love your sparkly Angel but also your sparkly red poinsettia card. No favourite today.
Internet playing up tonight and have already lost two comments so short one now xx

Eunice said...

Both cards are magnificent!!!!! I would be blown away to receive either one of them.

Littlelamb said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue. Love them both. Thank you for sharing Sue.

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!!

Pawprintx4 said...

I love both of these beautiful cards. I have ordered the angel however she is back ordered but hopefully will arrive soon as Christmas cards need to be made. I love all your cards.
Stephanie K

Laura O' Connor said...

2 beautiful cards ,love the angel and the poinsettia,Laura O

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Sue!! Love the red gilding in the second one!!

DeCor said...

Love both cards today. Although I think I prefer the second one best. Love the gilding flakes behind the die.

DeCor said...

Love both cards today. Although I think I prefer the second one best. Love the gilding flakes behind the die.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
two beautiful cards today and number two is an over all favorite. The gilding flake background is gorgeous, love the poinsettia background, just gorgeous! !!
Muriel x

doreenj said...

Two glorious cards, but the favourite is the second!!!!

Doreen x

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, love what you done X X X