Friday, 11 November 2016

Christmas Double Day

Hi crafters!  These Christmas double days are coming around very quickly, aren't they?  Not too many of them left now!  I wanted to show that the Snow Globe scenes need not always be used with the snow globe so the first card up is just that!  I started by embossing a piece of white card using the SnowFlake Lattice embossing folder and adding small pearl to the snowflakes.  Next I cut the Snowman Snow Globe Scene in white.  I backed it with Sky Blue card.  Next I used the Double Pierced Noble Circles to cut a multi-layered frame using both white and blue card.  I spray the white frame with adhesive and glittered it before adding the blue frame above it.    I glued a piece of acetate across the back and added mounting foam tightly around the back edge.  I added a couple of small scoops of white micro beads and then glued the Snowglobe scene to the back of it to create a shaker card.  I used some matching blue satin edged ribbon down the centre of the card, cutting the end into a fork.  I seated the snowglobe scene in the centre of it.  I tied a double bow and added it to the top of the ribbon.  I accented it with a pretty silver diamante charm.  I completed the card with white and blue mats.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.




Card number two is a great one to make for batch cards as it is very quick and easy.  I cut two apertures in a piece of white card using the Bold Snowflake Flurry; one completely on the card and the other one slightly off  the edge of the card.  I embossed it with the Nordic Tiles embossing folder.  I cut a slightly larger piece of silver mirror card and embossed it with the same folder.  I seated the white card over it lining up the embossing with the silver piece so the pattern is completed.  I trimmed away the excess card that showed so both white and silver card were even.  I cut the Bold Snowflake Frame centre die twice out of silver mirror card and used the fall away snowflakes and added them to the end of the flag strip where I stamped my sentiment.  I completed the card with a simple white on white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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159 comments:

Pam said...

Wonderful cards Sue. Both very beautiful but no 1 is a real romantic.
Elaine, I was so saddened to hear of Andrews treatment at the hospital. That staff member broke every rule, no humanity or compassion, but more so she broke the patient confidentiality rule as well as being a bully, they do not deserve to work in the health profession when dealing with very ill patients. I hope Andrew is feeling a little better in himself.
June and Sharon, good to hear of your progress, yes the physio is hard and tiring but stick with it ladies, the finish line is in sight.
Betty, you will have your cast off for Christmas, won't be too long.
Tina, Peter is a patient man, just as well the length of time it's taking.
Maria, thanks for message re Gary's song, I'll tell him you think his voice was good enough, he will be chuffed.
Thank you for good wishes. The lung damage from the pneumonia was worse than they thought so any cold will turn to a chest infection, I have to keep antibiotics in house now to start ASAP when necessary. I am trying to keep warm but it has been very cold at work this week.
Caring hugs to all, Tina and Mick, missing you. Keep warm and well everyone.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Two more beautiful Christmas cards today. I love them both, they are so different.
Happy crafting.
D xx

auscrafts said...

Two stunning cards

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Oh Sue, the first sample is so cute and beautiful my first thought was to celebrate babies first Christmas maybe, but the second sample had me baffled, I'm not the brightest bulb in the box but at first glance it looked like you'd stamped a gold snowflake on the front of this card, so my brain couldn't put the photo with the method lol maybe it's the hour of the day where your brain tells you something to what you are looking at, there again it could just be me lol either way both samples are gorgeous both in different ways.
Hope this hug finds its way to you and you can put it to good use. Have a good day dear friend xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Two beautiful cards Thank you.
I live flowers and ribbons so both of the the cards
are my sort of cards (the little snow flake could be a flower).
Pam wrap up warm and I hope all Wilsonettes will soon be well.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely Twofer again, both beautiful maybe an edge to number 2
Hugs
Muriel x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two fabulous cards I do love the snowglobe in any of the ways you do them.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

You can do twofer Christmas days for ever, Sue, love them! Particularly like the first, so Wedgwood-esqe (but don't think they ever did a snowglobe lol) gorgeous ribbon and bow too.
Pam - hope you're starting to feel better. Extra woollies for work!
Elaine, can't understand disgraceful treatment of Andrew, that person should feel ashamed. Mr P was in same position but never went through anything like that, perhaps because our local centre got to know him so well as he had to go every day for months, that he was automatically ushered to the quiet corridor - a bit like banishment to Siberia but relatively germ free!! Wishing him better days.
Laine - glad you're back but so sorry you're afflicted like PP. Were you two separated at birth? Will be pleased when your banter gets back to normal, which will mean you're both lots better. Those two Myra and Maureen are vying for the top insult spot so hurry up!
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful cards today No.1 would make a baby,s first Christmas card.
Jan x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A big bow to start the day - I'm happy! Both cards are lovely but the first is definitely my favourite.
Elaine, I hope that Andrew us going to make a formal complaint, no-one should be spoken to in that manner never mind someone who has a card signifying a complex medical need. As Pam says, confidentiality was broken. Usually our NHS are fabulous and I have nothing but admiration for the staff who are often overworked and underpaid but it only takes one bad apple... Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Your right these double day fridays are coming around really quickly now. I am so pleased i have all my christmas shopping done now, all i need is my food shopping and to finish my family christmas cards. So i could do with all the inspiration you can share as i want them finished for the end of the month. Good luck to me LOL. Todays cards are gorgeous, i love the snow globe without the globe lol would be great for the younger ones we have to make cards for but i wouldnt put the bow on for them but i do love your big bows. The second one is really beautiful and very classy. I couldnt make out what you were saying in your explanation but looking at the pictures it all made perfect sense lol. The embossing really catches your eye. Thanks for two more beautiful cards and i will have a try at doing the embossing like you have in card No2 over the weekend. Have a lovely weekend Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Maria Illsley said...

Two wonderful cards Sue thanks for sharing your creations xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards today, love the snowman, it looks brilliant as a shaker card, the 2nd card is more elegant and classic. You are right, the double days seem to be arriving quicker, but then let's face it, so is the big day itself. Have a great day all. Bx

Netty The Runner said...

Absolutely stunning Christmas cards Sue. The snowman is so sweet.
Annette x

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
Thank goodness it is Friday, twofer day!!!!!!
Love both of these cards, the Nordic tiles are a fantastic folder so versatile, like no 1 need this snowman die got all the other ingredients so way hey will have to try these.
Pam - yes Peter is patient, never complains he as to go for blood tests this morning to see how his PSA level is after having his Zoladex injections. How is your chest infection Pam?
June Smith hope you are continuing to improve and getting around on one crutch is getting easier.
Love and crafty hugs to all
Tina T xxxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards. My favourite is the first one, I love shaker cards! Thanks for sharing.
Pam......I too get lots of chest infections due to previous pneumonia and bronchiecstasis but I have to battle with my doctor every time to get antibiotics! I wish mine was as helpful as yours!
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Marion Bull said...

Two beauties today Sue and, whoopee, I've got all the ingredients to make them! Thank you, this twofer could be a lifesaver!

Maggie B xx

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous details on both of these gorgeous cards! Love the textures and colors!

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely cards, loving these double treats x

Sunset Bay said...

Both beautiful cards Sue, but I just love the simplicity and elegance of the snowflake card xxx

Clai01 said...

Yes they are coming quickly Sue, think i prefer card number 1, it's just gorgeous! x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. 2 great cards but I especially love the first. I thought I'd finished my C cards but I might have a play at doing no 1 just for fun when I get a spare moment.

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
I do like the second card. It shows you can be dramatic with a simple to-do design
Pat x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
I love your double days and today's designs are both equally beautiful.
The white micro beads sit so well in a shaker card and, being static proof, give a lovely finished look.
Your suggestions for quick batch cards are very gratefully received as I can see that I'm likely to be running out of time for some of my card making. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of these Christmas cards are gorgeous I love them both. Take care. Hugs Jackie

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Two lovely cards Sue. The snowflake embossing folder is so useful, but what patience sticking on all the pearls!
Jan
Northampton

Debra K. said...

Two wonderful Christmas cards today Sue! I love shaker cards, although have yet to make a successful one, so the first is a favourite. Debra x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love both cards, but I'm mesmerised with the first card, I love the shaker part and especially how effective the white micro beads are, they add a definite look of snow, gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Barbara (C) said...

Two lovely cards. I like the colour combination of the first and the clean lines of the second.

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue the snowman is my favourite though, so cute xx hazel

PharmacyMichele said...

Two gorgeous cards, might try to use the technique on the second card.

Michele

Karen Derbyshire said...

Think I prefer the first card better, probably because of the colours, but they are both lovely in their own way.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love both cards as usual! I don't have the snow globe die ......... yet! But I do have the snow scene dies and Noble round dies so I have been using them in this way.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both great cards Sue.

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Two Gorgeous cards but number one is my favourite. The pretty background with the pearls, the soft blue colouring, the 'snow' microbeads, and That stunning bow. Agree with Jan on the Fosse, would make a beautiful baby's first Christmas card.
The gold snowflake card is lovely but is outshone by number one.
Great inspiration for us all. Xx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, two gorgeous cards, I love them both equally. Marion S x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Two gorgeous cards today,
I love them
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love both cards . love Jean Z xxxx

Chris Curry said...

Love both cards. I have the globe dies and have made several cards with them. I love how you have match the embossing on the second card, a great idea. Thank you Sue. Xx

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, 2 lovely cards I especially love the SNOWGLOBE one. I shall try to play with mine soon. Thank you for the inspirations as always. Hugs, Ivy C x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two gorgeous cards especially the top one

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards agian today. More crafting for me later.
Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

lilian said...


Hi Sue, love both of these cards, have loads more cards to make, so doubles days are great.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards today and one with a beautiful bow, it caught my eye as soon as I scrolled down. I like the simple idea of the second one, couldn't work out why you didn't stick the two pieces of card together then emboss but of course they would probably be too thick for the machine to cope with! Thank you for sharing your lovely ideas.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam keep warm, I hope the antibiotics kick in soon, I hope your have taken time off work to get better xxx
Elaine that's dreadful, poor Andrew I hope his consultant blows them up for their behaviour. Xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and mick Tina and Peter June Sharon and Wendy xxxx
Maureen take care with that eye - I think we need to employ a secretary for you otherwise Myra will think you are being kind to her 😀 Xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards.
B xx

Heather Treble said...

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

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, both cards are fab in their own right!!! Card 2 looks gold on my gizmo so I guess it would work with either gold or silver!!! Bonus!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two very different cards, both beautiful, love them both.
Lydia
X

Margreet said...

Beautiful winter cards with great dies!
xxx Margreet

marg said...

Hello Sue
Both beautiful!
Love Marg

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards today I don't have a favourite as both are so different and really nice
Kathy B x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love these two, the snowman shaker is so cute and I love the simple elegance of the Nordic Tiles/snowflakes card and as I now have this folder and need another excuse to use it I shall be trying out this design asap!...

Izzy

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Two lovely cards this morning.
I love them both and as they are quite different would find it hard to choose a favourite.
This afternoon I am off to do some preparation for a two day "crafty stay" with a friend next week! Lots of laughs, crafty chat and fun are on the cards!!!
I remember you saying how busy you are following your new Collection Launch and hope that you will soon have some time for a little rest and relaxation.
Lesley S x

Clare Powell said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the snowman on the first card x

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue love both cards but no.1Has to be my favourite .
Hugs Catherine.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love these twofer days. Both lovely cards I couldn't choose between them.

Love Rosemarie X X

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful cards, and so different from each other!
But I think #1 is my favorite this time :))

Anonymous said...

Two very nice cards Sue. No1 my favourite but like the simplicity of the second.
Pam you are always so kind to other people but do make sure you look after yourself. Have a nice weekend everyone.JJxx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,two stunning cards. I love them both so I could not choose a favourite. Thanks for sharing .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Annie Pennington said...

Love both of these cards Sue. It would be difficult to choose a favourite.

Annie P
xxx

foxyg said...

Two beauties Sue. Couldn't choose between them.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. More WOWs again from me, amazing cards as always.I love the snowman shaker card in the soft colours and the finishing touches.
The Bold snowflake card is brilliant. The effect you have created from where you cut the snowflake and added the silver, to me it plays tricks on the eye. Brilliant.Well wishes and hugs all round.. Wendy

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, you have made my day with these two cards, love both of them, got to have a play when I feel up to it and I have all the dies so there is no excuse.

Elaine I am so sorry that Andrew had to experience such atrocious treatment I hope you are putting in an official complaint as it is certainly not acceptable, sending special hugs.

Pam, wrap up warm and let your body tell you what to do hugs my friend

Sending lots of hugs to everyone else who is suffering, you all know who I mean, Tina T, Tina Mick, Yvonne, Myra, Sharon, sorry if I forgot anyone.

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

Anne said...

Two lovely cards, Sue. I think the second is my favourite but it's a close thing!

Anne (Northampton)

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue these are stunning you know me I can't choose and at 79 I'd be no use to you as your critic. I love the snow man the second is for someone special both are gifts Love always June horrocks xxxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, but the first one is my favourite. I love the cheery little snowman. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, very winter inspired, thank you for sharing by Lianne Morrison in the uk

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love them both.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue on a cold but sunny Friday morning, wow two beautiful cards love the designs of them. hugs Shirleyxxxx

d from kettering said...



Two lovely cards today, Su, but the first just beats the other to be the favourite!




Doreen x

gwen70 said...

2 beautiful cards Sue

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Both lovely cards. My grandchildren are getting your snowglobe shaker cards with snowman this year. SueL x

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Oh my. These cards are right up my street. They are so different but both rocking my boat x
I love your snowman. The first card would be so 'cool' for children's cards but equally suitable for adults and 'big kids'. It's fab x
The second card is gorgeous. You really are embracing the new mirror card aren't you? This may be one of your quicker cards but once again you've nailed it. The pearlized card would be amazing as well x
Thank you so much for your continued inspiration and for sharing your amazing talent x
I ended up spending the afternoon with my friend yesterday who I had spent the day worrying about on Wednesday. She has the week off work and she picked me up and we had a lovely afternoon at hers having a catch up. We hadn't seen each other for a while so a lot of 'chin wagging' and a lot of talk about the terrible accident which she could have so easily been in had she not decided just last Friday to take this week off work! x
So apologies for another absence yesterday but I was done in by the time she dropped me back home and went straight to bed x
Thank you for all your kind words. The tram accident has shocked everyone and it is going to take a while for normality on the roads in the immediate area to resume. I think that the overturned tram is going to be removed today x
Elaine - I was mortified to read how Andrew had been treated. It is unbelievable that someone can be so insensitive and seemingly lacking in empathy. I know it's the last thing that Andrew needs right now but I do hope his 'mentioning'it to the right person will result in a serious lesson in common courtesy and a little tact and understanding. Sending you and yours hugs x
Pam - hope those antibiotics have kicked in. Take it easy x
Maria - you take care. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs to you x
Maureen - here's looking at you kid!!! Hope things are looking brighter x
Tracy - is that your 2nd week at work finished? Well done you x
Crewe Trish - hope things are warmer for you. Sending warm hugs x
Fluffy - I confess to only ever using the trams once but it was really enjoyable. It has been a welcome addition to life in Croydon but as you can imagine this accident has completely thrown everybody out of kilter x
June - you be a good girl and do your exercises. No pain no gain!! You are doing so well. Keep it up x
Cheryl -so pleased for your all clear x
Myra and Brenda - belated birthday wishes x
Sharon - hope that bug is gone. Are you and June in competition? Lol x
Tina - hope Peter's leg get's sorted. You both have the patience of a Saint x
Laine - it would appear that many on this blog are concerned for our health as it affects how much we insult each other! Lol. You would think that our coexisting in harmony and being nice to each other would make for a more agreeable arrangement and would please our fellow bloggers. What can I say - they're a strange bunch x
That's all for today folks.
Happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone especially my blog besties who have not been mentioned above. Thank you for 2 more amazingly gorgeous cards Sue x
Take care
Craft hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, thank you for two gorgeous cards today, both of them are beautiful.
As you said, the second one would be great for batch making.
Take care everyone, it is very frosty here today.
Jess xxx

Karen Drew said...

Love Fridays as get a double helping of inspiration. Two gorgeous cards today. Cant pick a favourite .
Luv
Karen xx

Theresa said...

Good morning Sue and all your crafty crew
Oh I do love double days
And today's offerings are just lovely
I think for me number one has it and yes Sue number two would be brill for batch making
Love and best wishes to everyone
And hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely two cards.

hettygarlick said...

They're both lovely - especially the snowflake one.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
lovely cards, cute snowman and yes, no.2 for batch making (will have to adopt that one)..
I cannot believe how fast this year has gone........
Hugs, Rose

Jan.moogie said...

Wow two beautiful Christmas cards Sue, looks like I need to buy some more embossing folders to go with my dies. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Oooh Sue,

I do so love the twofers though at times it is hard to choose between them, but I think the Snow flakes just pips the post for me.

Thank you all so much for your good wishes.

Elaine, I so hope you make an official complaint re the receptionist. She had no right to treat Andrew in such an appalling manner, and needs hauling over the coals regarding her treatment of him.

Mammogram result will be sent in a few days. This is their new practise so that they can fit more BC patients in. I quite agree with it as sometimes you can be sitting for a long time waiting for the doctor to get the results through, and it also saves on the car parking fees. Practical as ever me.
But I do need another DEXA scan as last one was 2 years ago so another trip to Taunton for that.

Pam, my dear, you give so much support for all of us so I am sending bigger than ever squashy hugs to you, I hope the ABX kick in quickly to heal you.

As ever, healing thoughts and gentle prayers for all our poorly friends and hubbies/partners.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Two absolutely gorgeous Christmas cards.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Love these two cards . the snowglobe scene is my favourite lovely colours . going in my craft room m now to give this one a try. Thank you for the inspiration. xx love yvonne bennett xx

ursula said...

Two amazing Christmas cards today, very different and both so appealing, cannot choose which is best...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Gillyflower said...

Sue - another 2 wonderful Christmas cards! Hugs Gilly x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love them both. Not good at bows though, sadly

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, I love Friday's double days and today does not disappoint, two great Christmas Cards, so difficult to choose between but if pushed I think it would have to be number one.
Wendyx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous Christmas cards. They are both lovely but number one has to be my favourite. I do love the cute snowman in the snow globe.

Paula said...

Two lovely cards today Sue, but I'm afraid that cheerful snowman wins it for me! What a lovely little chap he is, who could help smile when they see him? :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Kate's Cards said...

Two lovely cards. xxx

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fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards, hard to choose between them. The first is a snowglobe for grown-ups because of the lovely bow and sparkler. The second is CAS but beautiful in its simplicity and as you say very good for batch cards. I don't have this year's snowflake but would like to try something similar with some older dies, thanks for the ideas.

Frances

Anonymous said...

I love the snowman card beautiful.

Sandy (tort)

julie laz said...

Sue what a beautiful Christmas card, if someone sent me that I would feel so special because of the work that's gone into it,
the 2nd card my grandson would love, I think I will do one of those for him, he's only 3 but I no he would love it sue.
Big crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
I Truly Love Christmas Card Double Days And I Will
Be So Very Sorry To See The Last Of Them, They Have All Been Outstanding.
Both Cards Are Equally Stunning, We Are So Very Lucky Having Someone
Like Yourself, Your Extremely Talented And You Don't Mind Sharing Your Talent With
Us! Where Some Blog People Request That You Don't Copy There Cards In Any Way.
I Try Hard To Change Something If I'm Borrowing Your Wonderful Ideas.
Take Care My Dear Friend Sue
Warmest Wonderful Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
BOTH GREAT CARDS BUT 1ST ONE MY FAVOURITE. (I MADE ONE VERY SIMILAR WITH EMBOSSING FOLDER AND STICKER), LOVE THAT RIBBON TOO. GRAND JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Unknown said...

Lovely Christmas cards Sue; prefer the white and silver ones, very elegant.

Jan
in Sheffield

Vie Carter said...

Two fab cards today, no one is my favourite

Vie
x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards today, have a thing for shaker cards and have used the whole pot of white micro beads on my star shaker cards for Christmas. I also love your snowflake die and this card is so simply elegant so can't choose between them

Pam hope the antibiotics are helping, special wishes for all who are not too well
Watched the DIY SOS programme last night when they moved Chris Beardshaws garden from Chelsea to GOSH, so moving and such a wonderful space now for the parents of sick children

Hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Suebak said...

The beautiful blue bow and silver diamante adds the pretty to your first card whilst the snowman die adds the fun element. Perfect. The snowflake card is truly effective. Thanks.
Susan x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Two beautiful cards today! I really like both of them and will probably adapt both of them a little as I don't like to copy you exactly!
Particularly love the colours of the first but the second would be great for batch making as you say.
I've been away from home since last Friday and just arrived home. Have been unable to comment each day but have tried!
Came back to some gorgeous handmade birthday cards!
Lynda - many thanks - would have been in touch sooner if I hadn't been away! Lovely card!
Maureen I do hope you are doing exactly as you are told! Just swan around in the dark glasses like Victoria Beckham!
Ladies I love Maureen , really! Just don't tell her!!
Love to all, Myra xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love them both.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Karin van eijk said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue and a beautiful and creative card
Gr Karin

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
These are both beautiful cards but I have to say that I've fallen in love with the shaker card, it's so cute. I've only got clear micro beads but I think I need to get some white ones so that I can make something that might even look halfway as nice as this one lol.
Bejay xx

CraftyJo said...

Both so lovely :)

karenlotty said...

Lovely card in super frosty colours

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue two beautiful cards
So sorry i am late , i woke up at stupid 4 0clock with a bad headache that turned to a Migraine so going to keep it short .
Pam , hope you are feeling much better today ?.
June , hope you are progressing with your knee.

Thank you all for your concern for Andrew , he and his wife wrote out a complaint last night , it has upset him deeply and really knocked his confidence , he has made his mind up that he will take the extra 30 min drive to his regular Hospital in future ,knowing he will be treated with consideration and respect. He was put on another Powder yesterday and that seems to be agreeing with him , He is at the Hospital today for another Treatment , so i hope all goes well.

Thanking you all once more
Sorry it is short, sending hugs to all.
Elaine H X

Berina RGA said...

Two wonderful cards Sue!! Love the shaker with the snow!! So beautiful!! Love the snowflakes on the second card!!

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two wonderful cards sue x love the first one its beautiful and also love the simplicity of the second card x thankyou sue for your inspiration x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Scottydog said...

Love the twofer days & as you say Sue the weeks seem to be shorter than ever! Don't think I can choose between the two, they are both lovely. Thank you for the inspiration.

craftynanna said...

Absolutely beautiful, twofer days are wonderful, my favourite is number one but I also like number two, hugs Johanna

barbara macaskill said...

The second card is very pretty but it is no competition for the gorgeous first card! I love every little detail on it! The little charm on the bow, the microbeads in the shaker and the colors all add up to an amazing creation!
Sue~
I would LOVE and be honored if you would sell me the first card! If you will please contact me at macaskillbarbara @ yahoo .com
I promise you that it would be going to a good home where it will be loved and admired every day! TFS!

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, these cards are so elegant both!! Love expecially the first one with the mini beads inside the shaker and the cute snowman! It has a fab embossed background and love the gorgous bow with the silver diamante!!

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I do love your double days your 1st card just edges ahead for me. I was finally reconnected to my gas supply after 30 hours still waiting for them to get back to me about what went wrong. Elaine you are going through so much stress at the moment please look after yourself I hope Andrews new meds work better for him. Pam should you be working listen to your body. Yvonne glad you had a good time with your friend she must still be in shock after Wednesday. Tina I hope Peters blood test goes well.

hotpotato said...

Stunning cards Sue. x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Love the blue and white snowman shaker card. There is something special when using blue and white for Christmas. I wonder when blue and white became popular for Christmas? Now I have Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra's version of Blue Christmas playing in my head.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two lovely Cards and so different. The first is so sweet and a great use of the Snow Globe scenes die. I love the Clean Simplicity of the second Card and would make a great male Card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Eunice said...

Two very different cards Sue. Like the first one but absolutely love the second one!!! Snow globs are not my thing.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Two georgeous cards today. I reLly love the shaker card it's so cute. I do love the snowflake too and I've got both dies to do something similar. Thanks for sharing as always.

Pp and ladies. Well that's week 2 over it's as if I've never left.! A few customers just thought I'd not been in a while others had just thought I'd changed my hair their face was a picture when I told them I'd actually lost all my hair and I'd no choice but apperentky they all said I looked way better than I'd done before so that was a lovely compliment.
Weeks 3 and 4 I'm back to my 6.30 starts so Pam watch out I'm going for the top spot!! Lol
Still finishing at 12 tho so that's good. It's getting busier now but I keep forgetting it's Xmas time getting closer. Xx

Love to all and hugs for all that are poorly xx

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Two beautiful Christmas cards, love them!

June x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the double days and these two cards are just gorgeous and I can't pick a favourite. Would be happy to make or receive either of these.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Sue, two gorgeous cards today. They are both beautiful and I love them both.
Barbara V

sued99 said...

Gorgeous cards today. Really intrigued with the second one.

Barbara said...

Two beautiful cards Sue!
I love the simplicity of the second one and will certainly give it a go.

Janet Wilson said...

2 more gorgeous Christmas cards

Maureen Killen said...

He!lo Sue,
Love both of these cards. As someone once said "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas"
Diane if I was nice to Myra she'd think I was really ill!!!
PP and here's looking at you ha ha.
'P'in Wales, I still have your picture!!!!
Love to all, I'm still keeping it short and sweet, which will please everyone!
Maureen xxxx

Anne Crawford said...

Two beautiful cards , very Christmassy!
Anne xo

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Not too keen on the large bow in the first card, but I really like the second card, very clean and simple
Margaret. xx

liz spooner said...

Love the snow globe but the second one is stunning.xx

Nancy said...

I don't do too much commenting on blogs any more because I have a partially torn right rotator cuff, awaiting surgery. However, I had to tell you that while both cards are lovely, I positively love the quiet, understated beauty of the snowman card. I must get that embossing folder. I am always inspired by your blog even though I do not always comment. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty cards.
Beverley W

craftyjen said...

Hi Sue,
Yet more wonderful cards. I am going to make the snowman shaker card for my granddaughter Bella for Xmas. Beautiful cards Sue, many thanks Jenny xx I.O.W.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,


Two gorgeous cards again, though No. 1 the snowman gets my vote. Love it, love the colour too. I just love snowmen or should I say Snowpeople!


love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Suemac said...

Two beautiful cards

Sue MacFall said...

Thanks Sue, for 2 really lovely Christmas cards. They are both stunning.
Sue Mac

Pawprintx4 said...

I have to pick the snowman snow globe card, number 1 because I have the die and I love what you did with it. The second card might be a bit more of an interesting technique however. Very clever lining up the embossing patterns on the white & silver layers. Have not seen this before. You are one creative lady.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous cards, love them both. Hugs to all xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
.....Both cards are truly stunning!!! Couldn't choose a favourite!!
Love
Sam
xxxxx

Theresa Pace said...

both beautiful cards, very clean. but the first one with the snowglobe is too cute, hugs xx

Littlelamb said...

Love both these cards Sue. Sorry didn't get here yesterday. Love that card as well. Thank you for sharing these cards with us.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Sorry I am a bit late today, I have only just at down to open my laptop and what a lovely surprise - 2 really pretty cards. I like what you have done with the shaker card (as discussed at Ally Pally, I am not a fan of snow globes) but I am a fan of snowflakes at Christmas so I really like that one too.

Lisbeth

Crafti Moggie said...

Wow, both cards are fantastic Sue, but I like the blue one more than the other,

thank you,

from the CRAZI CRAFTER

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two brilliant cards.
Rosemary xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Two very beautiful cards today they are both gorgeous, I would find it difficult to choose a favourite, they are both absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing, LOL Brenda xxx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous cards, would grace any mantelpiece.
Regards
Dorianne

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue sorry lat haven't had internet until now.
I love both cards today they are both Gorgeous
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Wishing all my buddies a good night sorry short & Sweet I'm off to bed 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗xxxx

DeCor said...

Two great cards Sue. Particularlynne like the snow globe. . Really fresh colours.

DeCor said...

Two great cards Sue. Particularlynne like the snow globe. . Really fresh colours.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Both lovely cards,they are lovely in their own way,
Best wishes
Karen M

Sandy H said...

Two gorgeous cards. The first with the snow globe is so cute. The second with the snowflake apertures is more do-able for me. As I am nowhere near starting on Christmas (cards, presents, food shopping, the whole lot), I can do with all the inspiration you can give. About six or seven more birthday cards to make and then I'll be able to think straight.
Pam, I hope you are soon starting to feel a bit better.
Take care everyone.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning cards, love pale blue and white for Christmas and the first one is just so gorgeous and to me snowflakes epitomise Christmas, love everything snowflakes at Christmas time.
Di B.

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
You are so creative two beautiful Christmas cards, loving the snow globe will have to give one a try.
Hugs
Jennywren xx

Leanne said...

Both fabulous cards. Love the snow in the shaker.

Anonymous said...

Love shaker cards at Christmas Sue, so this one is my favourite one of the two
VC x

Marianna Hammer said...

I love the snow globe card. I'm happy to say I bought the snowman and other dies to make snow globes with. I lov ethem.

Nana on the Hill said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, Shaker card's are some of my favourites.

Dawn Holben said...

You are spoiling us with two gorgeous christmas cards.
I love them both but i think the first one is my favourite.
I just love the shaker part of it and the gogeous colours and ooh that
stunning bow. it is absolutely perfect.
Also have to say i love the embossing folder you have used in the second one.
I have bought that one and i adore it, just love the crisp clean lines
and it just looks so fab it is definately one of my favourites this christmas.

Laura O' Connor said...

2 fab cards .love your christmaster cards always great to look at. Laura O