Friday, 16 December 2016

Christmas Double Day

Hello crafters!  We are down to our penultimate (I love that word!) Christmas double day for the year!  First up is a pretty Christmas Shadow Box card.  I think this may even be my personal favourite of all the shadow box samples I made.  There is just something so clean and refreshing about it.  I cut the shadow box die in milk card and added mounting foam to the back of it.  I embossed another piece of milk card with the Twinkle Twinkle embossing folder and added the die cut over it.  I used gold and silver card to cut the small ornaments for the upper box and used paint pens to add the tops to each of them before adding them with mounting foam.  I cut the mittens out of kraft card and added a tiny bit of colour to the edge and used a white pencil as a highlight.  For the long vertical box, I cut the stocking in red and green.  I added mounting foam to the backs and then a top of Iced Snow on each of them to look like fur.  I cut the Rustic Twig wreath out of kraft card and added it to the back of the largest opening.  I cut the tree, setting in against the wreath and then decorated it with ornaments, presents  and trim in gold, silver, and red.  I used the Stitched Lattice Frames to add an Antique Gold frame around the card.  The card was completed with gold and milk mats.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for card number two






Card number two is a simple angel card.  I started with a piece of French Navy card and used Pixie powders on it.  I tapped the Midnight Blue and Rich Gold Pixie Powders across it and spritzed it with water.  I allowed it to dry then cut it with the Starry Night Background, giving it the look of celestial heavens.   I backed it with white and added a frame cut from the Double Pierced Noble Rectangles in white card.  I cut the Christmas 2016 Angel out of coconut white and then used the die to emboss an impression on another piece of white card.  I used the embossed piece to cut around the impression to create a backing piece for her.  I glued the backing onto the cut out angel and added mounting foam to the back.   I mounted her in the lower corner opposite the sun rays.  I completed the card with white and French Navy mats.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 3/4" in size.   All for now, Sue x






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124 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous cards Sue , beautiful. Love both but no 2 for me today.
Tina, thank you for popping in to let us know how you are. All our thoughts and prayers are with you, during these sad days, and also the family too.
Tracey, I hope you had a lovely bath and straight to bed, you have had a traumatic time and now working full time is bound to tire you.
Elaine, I hope Andrew is feeling more comfortable and the rash is easing.
June, so good to hear you had a good Christmas meal with the craft club family.
Tina, hope Peter has been able to find something to eat and drink that he can keep down. Nothing worse than feeling hungry when you are like that.
Barbara had a lovely last morning with us. The team collection was spent on Yankee Candles, large jars in her fragrant fragrances, and my personal gift to her was a glass shade to fit the top of the jars. She loved her card and also the Christmas card and 6oth birthday card I made for her for January.
My hugs to all poorly missing friends and all in the blog.

Dragonsnap2 said...

I love your shadow box dies and have them all. Also have all the other dies you've used today. Love both the cards.
Happy crafting.
D xx

nancyd said...

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

Jan.moogie said...

Dont know how you have managed it but these are my go to dies for this year and none of my cards are like yours Sue, these are gorgeous. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you both cards are equally as nice no they are beautiful.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

auscrafts said...

Two lovely cards I've not used shadow box dies,maybe after Christmas

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all.
Thank you for two beautiful cards today!!!
My favourite is the first one, just love the shadow boxes. I am currently making three of these in colours that match the recipients xmas trees 🌲.
Pam you sound as though you had a lovely day with Barbara yesterday, the leaving gifts sound lovely.
June Smith - hope the knees are ok, you are excercisng them as per physio's instructions.
Nanna Tina - I hope you are ok and your family giving you lots of love ❤️ and support.
Peter was a lot brighter yesterday, Found his beloved Coca Cola in little glass bottles as he says doesn't taste the same in plastic ones. He ate better and the anti- sickness tablets seem to be kicking in at last.
Love and crafty hugs to all.
Tina T xxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love both cards they are equally as beautiful as each other.
Hugs x
Heather T

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. I can't believe we're almost at the end of the Christmas double days! Two fabulous cards but I find the shadow boxes so versatile that it has to be my favourite today.
Pam, glad that Barbara enjoyed her last day and I'm sure that her cards will be treasured forever. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Love shadow box cards but today I think your beautiful angel is my favourite
Jan x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely cards today.
Have a great day
Maggie

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Two fabulous cards. I have made two Shadow box Christmas cards and two more to go. I like these as each can be slightly different and they are such fun to put together.
Marion S xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Two more lovely cards for us today. The very useful popular shadow box is perfect a lovely idea from you, the second festive card, again it was the background that really took my eye into the card, it's amazing. Can you get it wrong with the pixie powders cuz all I seem to make is a splotch of red gold and silver mess ! It looks nothing like your's, John's or Phill's backgrounds !!! Maybe it's the water spritzer, it sprays a very very fine mist and rarely gets a good soaking to get a good fizz and pop of mica going, it's only a thin water bottle and doesn't hold Mitch water so by the time I've gone back n forth from the bathroom to refill the paper/card is dry lol plus the continuous pumping action really makes my useless stubby little finger upset, maybe i should use my noggin and get a larger better water spray bottle, failing that - the hose 😊
I decided after my festive market panic that I wasn't going to put pressure on myself to make cards for those that 'expected' a handmade card. I've made two and that's the lot, so I decided to buy charity cards for Cancer as losing both parents to that evil illness direct from the devil himself, is close to my heart, so why should I feel 'guilty' for not making them when I can offer a tiny amount of help to those that need it more, and let's face it, you never know what's round the corner, so it's so lovely to see your samples and have peace of mind knowing I've not got to make anymore myself and look forward to taking my new shadow box accessories away with us to work on over Xmas as I'm almost certain they will be in my birthday and Xmas gift bag and I'm so excited at seeing them. May treat myself to a tiny little die cutter just for my tiny precious garden, get well, and the other dies for the shadow box collections and I can cut them whilst watching my two have fun on the beach from the warmth of the car lol.
Have a good day Sue, and hope my daily hug to you helps xxx

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Marion Bull said...

Two more lovely cards today Sue but I love the shadow box best. Every time I see one of your show box cards I love the idea of them more. Thank you Sue

Maggie B xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Such beautiful cards!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards. I love the shadow box dies. Please may I put out another plea out for a square one sometime in the future! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs. ☺️

foxyg said...

Two stunners Sue. Love them both.

Anonymous said...

Two gorgeous cards, Sue, love the shadow box with all your extra tiny details but have to say no:2 does it for me! Don't usually go for angels, but this fab background and the crispness of the contrast between the blue and white is stunning. Such a shame we're getting to the end of the double days, it's been great.
Pam, Barbara's last day sounded really special - lovely pressies too.
Tracy - let's hope your life looks brighter now, just don't work too hard... easier said than done with the Christmas rush lol.
Nanna Tina, thinking of you and your family. Hope no more hiccups.
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, the shadow box cards always intrigue me. You look at the card & you see beautiful things within, you look again & something catches your eyes, the details however small like the tops of the baubles. The detail that you put into your dies are truly outstanding. Yvonne xx

Debra K. said...

Two wonderful cards today Sue! Just love the shadow box dies with all the lovely little die cuts in them, this is my favourite card but, WOW!, the background on the angel card is fantastic it really looks like a night sky. Debra x

hazel young said...

Gorgoeus cards Sue, 1st one my favourite xxhazel

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Two gorgeous Christmas cards each one different both beautiful The shadow box one is

so lovely would look gorgeous in a frame for home décor.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Two stunning cards but both very different, so much so that I am unable to choose a favourite. Thank you for the great inspiration.x

Netty The Runner said...

Both cards are fabulous, love the shadow boxes.
Annette x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards. The second is my favourite, I just love the angel.
B xx

hollyberry said...

Two lovely cards,the first is my favourite.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely cards Sue, the first is my favourite.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, 2 beautiful Christmas cards, love them both, but the 2nd one I think because of the background is my favourite. Another die that is right near the top of my wish list. Have a great day. Bx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two lovely cards-the shadow box one is my favourite. I think your shadow box dies dies are one of the best things you have created.

Michele

Chris Curry said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards Sue, think the first is my favourite. Thank you. Xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Two lovely cards Sue.
Jan
Northampton

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of your cards are gorgeous. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards this morning. I really like the background on the second one, but for me the winner is the shadow box one. I just love it! Love to all Alison xxx

Annie Pennington said...

Love both cards Sue. The decorated tree is fab. I've enjoyed all your Christmas cards this year, they've been a wonderful source of inspiration.

At the local craft shop yesterday I picked up some CE mini stencils. They are brilliant, love the hole punched in the corner to thread them onto a ring, great way to keep them from all together, very clever.

Annie P
xxxx

TDQ Karen said...

What a beautiful set of cards, I particularly like the shadow box card, Christmas in a box xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Your shadow boxes are little works of art, love them

lilian said...


Hi Sue, two smashing cards today, no favourite,as like them both equally.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

d from kettering said...



I have really enjoyed the Christmas Double Days, and will miss them!!!

I've used the shadow box for my "C" cards for my two girls; the same but different little pieces!!



Doreen x

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, love them both but I have to choose the second one because the Angel is my favourite of your Christmas dies this year.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
it's the first card for me, love it. x
Looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda as always. x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue two stunning cards today .I love them both .Must say I have enjoyed your Christmas double days . So inspiring .Thank you for sharing your ideas . Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. My fave is the first but I love the background of no 2 also.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Two gorgeous cards today, a lovely treat,the Angel is my favourite die but I do like the shadow box effect,
Thank you for the inspiration,
Pam that was a lovely thing to do for your friend,a nice memory for her.
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Suemac said...

Two stunning cards

Theresa said...

Good morning Sue and all your crafty crew
Oh you have made me want to craft now. Lol. I have this shadow box die and seeing your beautiful card I may have to have a play
Had my stitches out yesterday and am now sporting a lovely Red cast with gold glitter. Lol
My thoughts and prayers are with every one
Love and hugs
Theresa G xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Two more fab cards. Like them both for different reasons. SueL x

Sue MacFall said...

Two very different cards but both are stunning. Many thanks

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what beautiful cards you have for us today I love your designs
And the colours are wonderful
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

nattyboots said...

Two lovely cards Sue, i can not choose a favourite .

Pam, sounds like a nice send off for Barbara , Wow ! Yankee Candles just perfect when relaxing of an evening .

Tina T ,nice to hear Peter is feeling better , nothing worse than feeling sick all the time. x

NannaTina, sending you hugs.

Tracey , hope you are more relaxed now , ? take care.

Andrew wasn't feeling too bad yesterday, he had a Phone call to say his appointment for the scan is on Tuesday next .


Take care Everyone ,Big Hugs to all.
Elaine H X

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous couple of cards today although I have to say the shadow box one is my favourite. I love all the tiny elements and the detail is amazing. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam I'm so glad Barbara enjoyed her last morning and her beautiful cards and gifts, I hope she has a long and happy retirement xxx
Theresa your cast sounds very snazzy! Xx
Tina that was a good find, I hope Peter manages to keep his food down now xx
Tina sending you a big hug xxx
Tracey sending you a hug too, you are doing so well xxx
Sending hugs to Elaine and Andrew June and Sharon xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Two lovely inspirational cards again, the Christmas shadow box must be such fun to make and the angel and her stunning background is just fabulous...tfs

Izzy

Jane Franklin said...

Well hello everyone I'm back. Its been a rollercoaster ride lately or seems that way.
I have had the occasional sneaky peak when I could and the cards have been stunning especially your Christmas ones Sue, all beautiful as we have come to expect.
Today I love the second card as the ray of light and colours are fab, but I love the shadow box cards generally, such a clever concept.
Well thats all for today and best wishes to everyone. Luv jxxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both gorgeous, but as the first is a shadow box it has to be my favourite. Would be a pleasure to make or receive either of these...

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful cards Sue.

Anne said...

Two lovely cards, Sue - the shadow box is my favourite.

Anne (Northampton)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Well what can I say? Both cards are beautiful, and I love the Xmas shadowbox card. You're right, there is something really clean and fresh and just Xmassy about it. BUT the second card has blown me away, such an effective background - celestial heavens. I'm always amazed at those ideas of yours!
Hugs, Rose

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love both cards and really enjoyed paper piecing the Angel even though some bits are fiddly!
Take care everyone!
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two very different cards but both are beautiful. I do love the shadow box collections, they make such lovely cards.
Lydia
X

Scottydog said...

Two beautiful cards today Sue. I really can't choose between the two. I wasn't sure if the shadow boxes were for me but the more I see of them the more I like them. They really are so versatile - I have put the fashion one on my Christmas list so here's hoping, mind you my Christmas list has lots of your dies on it! Lol! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards this morning
I love your Shadow Box cards as they can be used in so many ways.
The "pixie powdered" background is just perfect for the second card and I love the colours you have used.
Lesley S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two very different cards and both are amazing. Am loving the different ideas with the shadow box dies, they make such unusual cards. Really looking forward to your shows. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Theresa Pace said...

lovely shadow box and i get what you mean when you say it is so fresh albeit very christmassy. love the background on the second with that die cut. looks amazing, hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards today. I love them both the shadow box for its little detail dies and the angel is my favourite one of the angel cards you have shown thank you.

Barbara V

Karen Derbyshire said...

2 lovelies, not going to choose a favourite. Like them both.

Anonymous said...

Love both cards Sue but my favourite has to be the Angel she is so elegant.
VC X

SueJ said...

I love both cards, absolutely gorgeous.

hettygarlick said...

Lovely cards, as usual. I particularly like the angel one - it's beautiful!

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, two beautiful cards today the first one is such fun and the second is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Two more beautiful cards for us today but I have to admit to falling head over heels in love with the shadow box one! I love all your shadow box cards but this one is just so delightful. I think I need to buy this for next year and then everyone will get the same card from me lol.
It's certainly nothing like Christmas weather down here in my corner of Cornwall and I think it's going to stay mild as well. We've been getting one day with glorious sunshine and clear blue skies then the next day will see it hosing down with rain. Having a dog, a grown cat and a kitten dashing in and out I'm having to lay old towels down on the kitchen floor to mop up all the mud from their paws before they rush into the lounge room and ruin my new carpet...it would be much easier with snow lol. Right now it's dry but there's a strange yellow tinge to the light, so not too sure what mother nature has in store. I think it's a rain day today so I could be in for a soaking, what a good reason to lick myself away in the craft room.
Have a wonderful deregulation Friday everyone.
Bejay xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards today, love all your Shadowbox collections and the ray of light die looks fabulous cut out of the pixie powder paper, I'm really going to miss the Christmas Friday twofers
Nanna Tina sending you extra hugs and keeping you and your family in my thoughts
Theresa hope you feel better now the stitches are out

Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone, with extra ones for our missing friends Norah, Wheelybad, Laine and PP
Pat xx

Kate's Cards said...

Love them both! xx

Donita Naylor said...

Good morning Sue and all,

It's so nice to think of you all starting your day as I end mine in the States.

I like the angel card better. Would it look empty if it was without the rays? The better to see the milky pixie way?

After sighing yesterday about how long it was taking for the Pitter Patter animals to cross the ocean, they arrived in my mailbox!

I'm trying to piece that quilt card for my sister in Christmas colors, but I had to stop when my cat came to help. He studied it closely but I don't think he learned anything. When I turned away, he rearranged it to his satisfaction.

Donita in Rhode Island


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love both the cards .love Jean Z xxx

hotpotato said...

Gorgeous cards Sue,.......yep doesn't seem possible that Christmas is only 1 week away. x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
two beautiful cards, love Christmas twofer and can't believe they are just about over. I bought the Christmas shadow box collection after seeing this card and had a go at it for my lovely friend who said it is the most beautiful card she has received this year - thank you Sue for the inspiration again. Will be good to follow your notes as well now.
Just a week left and still three cards to make, some long evenings ahead !!!
hugs
Muriel x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous Christmas cards. I love them both for different reasons. The shadow box with all the tiny elements is delightful. Your Christmas angel die is a favourite of mine and the one I am using for my Christmas cards this year for family and close friends.

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue stunning cards sue love love them both I know which dies I am going to shop after Christmas lol
Love June horrocks xxxxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Amazing Xmas cards. I managed to get that shadow box last week in the saleso will keep it for Xmas cards for next year so I've something different. Out of all the dies this year I've used the cowflake flurry and the aurora star the most.
So versatile to use.

Great inspiration all year round I can't imagine you have crafters block? Lol

Love to all xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
The first card wins hands down for me I have made all my main cards using these dies and the grandchildren have loved decorating their handmade boxes and bags for their teachers presents with the individual dies.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Some lovely ideas for NEXT year's Christmas cards.
Rosemary xx

Suebak said...

Absolutely delightful ideas for Christmas cards.

Susan x

CraftyJo said...

They are both absolutely delightful.

ursula said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, but No.2 is my favourite, I just love pixie powders and the effect you get with it... thank you so much...luv Ursula xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
Last Double Christmas Card Day Of 2016 How Terribly Sad Indeed ,
I Love The First Card Where You've Used The Twinkle Twinkle Embossing Folder
A Favourite Of Mine, I Love The Shadow Box And All The Tremendous Embellishment's.
But I Must Admit Card Number Two Is The Card That Stole My Heart Today Sue, I Love The Colour Combination
Of The Pixie Powders You've Chosen, Then Using The Outstanding Starry Night Background And The Very Beautiful
2016 Angel Just Extremely Exquisite, Elegant, Rich And Truly Very Beautiful.
I've Loved The Christmas Card Double Days And Kept Everyone In My Pinterest Folder Also In My Bloglovin Folder
Sue Thank You So Very Very Much For Sharing, I Appreciate Everything You Do You Inspire Me Each And Every Day...
Take Great Care Sue
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes.

Catherine Lyons said...

Afternoon Sue both beautiful cards
Have a good day hugs .
Catherine.xx

Jean said...

Delightful!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! All the details in your shadow box are just fantastic, great textures and a lot of sparkling!! The second card looks amazing with that background and the fab angel!!

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Oh Sue ,these are two very beautiful cards. Love the shadow box
with the cute little stockings and tree but also like many do,love
the colours you have created behind the gorgeous Angel of this year.
They are all on my wishlist but have to buy them myself as in this
household we only give presents to the little ones and sadly you
can't yourself that when you starting to go grey :-)

Sending my big warm hugs to all wilsonette's and partners.
If you got the bug I wish you better soon so you can celebrate
with family and friends without sneezing and coughing your head
off during the festive season. Take care everyone
Maria x


val jones said...

Hi Sue, I love both your beautiful cards today. Really getting in to the shadow boxes.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your cards today wonderfully represent scenes and memories of Christmas. Your word "penultimate" sent me to the dictionary. I did not know this word. It is a fine word and I can see why you like it. My Christmas cards this year featured your Christmas Angel 2016. Needing fifty of these lovely angels, I wish you had included an outside die for her. Not feeling I was up to cutting fifty outlines for her, I just changed my design. I cut her out and used her aperture instead of all the outline cutting. I backed the aperture with double sided sticky sheet and placed the die cut angel back onto the sticky piece, added glitter to her dress and wings, and outlined the glued in angel with a silver pen to give her definition. There was a lot more to the card, but I also accented my final layer with one triple layered vellum poinsettia cut from your poinsettia additions adding a dazzler to the center. I also added vellum cut holly sprigs, your die, under the poinsettias. One special lady friend Judy got an angel with a detached wing, glittered on acetate and an extra vellum poinsettia. I was very pleased with my finished card. Thank you for your lovely dies.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two Lovely Cards again. The first is a winner because it is a shadow box and I love how it is decorated. The second card for me is a winner because of the background. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two beautiful cards sue x love them both x all your shadow boxes are fantastic and your angels are beautiful x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Two gorgeous cards today, but No. 2 is just perfect for the Season.
Donita, you made me laugh out loud reading about your cat's antics!
Pam, sounds as though Barbara had a lovely morning and was treated royally by you all with lovely presents and a fab card.
Theresa, did you mean to glitter your plaster, or are you like me and spread it here, there and everywhere?!!
Maria, it's great to see you. I hope you had a lovely time at the old homestead!!
Tina, thinking about you and the family.
Also thinking of Elaine and Andrew, Tina & Peter, June S, PP and Laine.
love to all
Maureen xx

barbara macaskill said...

It is a doubly delightful day! LOVE both of these but the first one is hands down my favorite!The stockings are darling with the "fur" around the top!! TFS!

Karen Drew said...

Loving the double dose of inspiration on a Friday. Both are stunning. How cute are the baubles and the stockings on the shadow box card
Luv
Karen xx

Karin van eijk said...

gorgeous cards, backgrounds and use of colours Sue
Gr Karin

Disco Queen said...

Spectacular cards Sue I particularly love the miniature ornaments on the Christmas tree. x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two very different styles but both are equally lovely. The shadow box card made me buy the die set :-) and I love the variety you can get with it. Your beautiful angel on her celestial sky is heavenly. Such a shame we are nearly at the end of the Christmas inspiration but we do have you and your programmes over the week-end to look forward to.

Donita - cats would have us believe that they are much more artistic than we are and are always only too willing to show us where we have gone wrong lol

Frances

Janet Wilson said...

Love these 2 cards, but especially like the shadow box card, gorgeous!

Pawprintx4 said...

I love them both so much. I these dies and they will be center stage for next Christmas. I made one shadow box for myself! I love it so much its staying on my mantel as I had already sent out our cards this year.I did use some of the pieces to decorate gift card holders.
I enjoy the way Angel 2016 looks on this card...almost didn't recognize her. I did make a number of cards using the striplet angel with the ray die this year. I loved them too.The background on your card is lovely.
Everyone have a great weekend. Very cold here. I am staying in and crafting...brrrr!
Stephanie K
SC/USA

liz spooner said...

They are both gorgeous Sue, but adore the shadow boxes.xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love both of today's beautiful cards :-) Hugs xxx

Barbara (C) said...

Both cards are stunning but I have to say the Shadow Box does slightly take the lead...BarbaraC

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Both of these are simply stunning- beautiful.
Beverley W

P Austen said...

I like both cards but my preference is the Angel card. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs xx P Austen

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Both cards are nice, but I do love the Shadow Box one better.

Shadow boxes are going on my wanted list. So versatile.

Happy Friday.

Love n hugs

Dorothy of Baldock


Barbara said...

Two gorgeous cards and both entirely different!
I love the first one as its right up my street with the shadow box and all the little elements that go with it.

Tressa said...

Two very pretty cards, despite my lack of any religious inclination, I like the second one more and would be happy to send this to my Christian friends who would certainly appreciate such a lovely card.

Teresa

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

DeCor said...

Really love your shadow box cards. Definitely near the top of my wishlist. Like both cards lots. Been making my Christmas cards like mad so having a few days break. I am so grateful for all your great tips and ideas. It is so comforting to be able to go to you when I hit a dry spot and make one of yours and the ideas start rolling again. A HUGE Thank you! !!

DeCor said...

Really love your shadow box cards. Definitely near the top of my wishlist. Like both cards lots. Been making my Christmas cards like mad so having a few days break. I am so grateful for all your great tips and ideas. It is so comforting to be able to go to you when I hit a dry spot and make one of yours and the ideas start rolling again. A HUGE Thank you! !!

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful cards and I have the dies. Thank you for sharing.

Crafti Moggie said...

Two great cards to display your wonderful dies, love them both,

thank you for the inspiration Sue.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, Two beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing. have an idea in my head to use the shadow box and insert family photos.. LOL Brenda xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm late again! It's been quite a day but I just had to say that I love both cards but the background of the sky on the second is absolutely gorgeous! Love it!
Sorry I have not read today's posts but will try to do better tomorrow!
Love to all, Myra xx
Thinking of you Tina! X

Dawn Holben said...

Sue both of these cards are stunning.
Can't possibly pick a favourite as i love them both.
I feel sad that this is nearly the last christmas double day and can't believe
how quick it has creapt up on us.

Eunice said...

Sue, both of these cards are amazing!!! I really have to try using the pixie powders, the more I see them the more I like them.

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue
So late sorry I just don't know where the time goes. Love both cards I'm lucky I have all the Dies
I have made so many with your new Angel but never thought of just embossing her looks amazing.
Gorgeous background. Christmas shadow box love it will use it more next year as most of my cards finished before bought it
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Big Hug's to all my friends & everyone.
Nana Tina your in my thoughts & prayers sending you some Hug's xx

karenlotty said...

Both cards are lovely If I'd had to choose a favourite I can't this time around

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! I am partial to the shadow box card! Just love all the details!

Mary Lynn Cox said...

It amazes me how versatile the shadow box die is, cannot wait for mine to arrive. I definitely have to get more of the add on sets. The star burst angel is beautiful. Thank you so much, Sue, for sharing your remarkable talents.

Pussycats said...

Hello sue and all , Two stunning christmas cards. Its hard to pick which one I like so best. Your cards always blow me away.
Hugs and well wishes all round , Wendy