Friday, 2 December 2016

Christmas Double Days

Hi crafters!  I have a shadow box card for you up first today.  I started by cutting the Christmas Shadow Box out of vintage silver card.  I added mounting foam to raise it and create all the cubby hole areas.  I embossed a piece of coconut white card with the Twinkle Twinkle embossing folder and added it to the back to show through the boxes.  I added a row of silver and gold ornaments to the top section.  I cut the Rustic Twig Wreath out of gold card and glued it in the largest area slightly off set then added my die cut sentiment in silver over it.  I cut the tree in gold and decided to mount it up over the long thin section on foam.  I added small gold and silver ornaments to it.  I cut a wide frame using the Stitched Lattice Frames out of white card covered with a self adhesive sticky sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and coated it with Iced Snow for a frosty feel.  I completed the card with white mats and thin gold and silver ones in between.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

The second card was a bit of a lark as I finished the card above, I noticed that the fallaway pieces sort of looked like they ,might make a nice door!  I embossed the background using the Wild Poinsettia embossing folder to give it some texture.  Next I used the fallaway bits from the Shadow box die, but cut it several more times to get a few more bits to stack up so it looked like a door with panels to it.  I cut the Rustic Twig Wreath for the top of the door and added a small holly to it (from the Shadow Box die).  I added a sentiment to the bottom part of the door (it is still a card afterall!  LOL).  I cut one of the ornaments from the shadow box and nipped off the top to use as a doorknob.  The card was completed with white and vintage gold mats for a very clean and simple look.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4"  x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards today both equally gorgeous.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Wonderful cards, so lovely, love both.
Jean, congratulations on your expected granddaughter, something to look forward to.
June, great news from your consultant, you deserve a pressie for that.
Tina, glad Peter is okay, that means you are okay too.
Elaine, hope Andrew is still well.
Lorraine, your retreat with Anne Marie sounds fantastic, I have watched her craft shows and she is a wonderful designer, all those twigs, flowers etc.
The cough is starting to settle a bit, but the cold hits it straight away. Back at Respiratory Clinic on 12th to see Consultant or one iof team.
Lynda, how are you doing.
Tracey, don't overdo it at this busy time, get some help if you need it.
Sharon and daughter, hope you are both improving.
Hugs to all, poorly or missing friends too

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful,stylish cards. Love them both.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Two beautiful cards today. Love them both.
Happy crafting.
D xx

DeCor said...

Both cards are beautiful again today Sue. Like the simple elegance of second one. . In the throes of card making yesterday and my machine stopped working. Back to my original Zippy mate and smaller dies! I used to be annoyed it was so heavy but those solid parts don't break! Have a wonderful day.

DeCor said...

Both cards are beautiful again today Sue. Like the simple elegance of second one. . In the throes of card making yesterday and my machine stopped working. Back to my original Zippy mate and smaller dies! I used to be annoyed it was so heavy but those solid parts don't break! Have a wonderful day.

Marion Bull said...

Love both these cards today but my favourite is the second one. Such a good idea as "house" cards can be used on many occasions! Thank you!

Maggie B xx

Karen Drew said...

Yay it's Friday!!!! Double dose of inspiration..
Love both the cards. You have thought outside the box again in seeing something from the "waste"
Karen xx

Marion Scott said...

Two beautiful cards Sue. Love them both
Marion S xx

Crafti Moggie said...

Wow two great cards Sue and I love them both for different reasons. the colours, shapes and design make two very good cards.

The dies are fabulous and there can be many combinations for the Shadow Box die, which is so clever of you to design,

thank you so much.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. When is a door not a door ? When it's part of shadow box bits ! See this is what I mean about artistic imagination Sue. I see the fall away as card shapes to cut small flowers from you see them as a possible door for another card - amazing imagination and very clever, do you think you may have been given my share of this special gift, maybe I was too far back in line when it was being given out lol. Both samples are beautiful, of course they are, but I love the simplicity of the 'lark card' the shadow box card just proves my point from yesterday's comment, so easy to use with lots n lots of variations. I'm so glad my festive card rush is behind me now, and as we are not giving many at all this year I may only have two or three to do. I can't believe we got our first card yesterday lol !! 1st December and a card already !!!
Well that's me done apart from sending my usual hug, and look forward to tomorrow's post from you. Have a good day. Hugs to Sam also xxx

auscrafts said...

Two lovely cards ,good use of the waste for the second card

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Two lovely cards Thank you.
You are so clever sometimes i may see another shape but not very often.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, two amazing cards love them both, great use of some of your incredible die designs. Have a great day all. Bx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning Christmas cards, I am nearing then end of making mine and I've got some birthday cards to do before I can put my stash away till February, I so miss my dining table working on kitchen work tops is not easy.
Sorry I've been missing, so I will send congratulations to all winners I've missed I have tried to leave messages but my phone keeps crashing when I press publish, a huge thank you to all who have left messages and comments, Mick has had his Rig for over 2 weeks and is going well on monday he was weighed for the first time since September and is now 10st 2lb so a gain of 2 st, on Tuesday was not feeling too good so no extra food, Wednesday no better so our Macmillan nurse said to call Gp he came out and told us he has a chest infection so on antibiotics he's having issues with his breathing so hoping antibiotics kick in quick he hasn't eaten since Monday but I'm not too worried as he gets over 2 thousand calories a night in his feed and while he sleeps I can add extra fluids.
I send huge hugs to everyone and although I don't get on very often I am thinking about you all
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs
Love Tina xxxxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
Love the Christmas cards, and great idea to use the fall away pieces for the second card.
Thanks for sharing

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
It's funny how we all see different things in each die, the door is such a clever idea! I have this shadow box guess what I'll be doing over the weekend? Lol! I love the little accessories within the Christmas shadow box die set especially the garland and ornaments they are so cute.
I love both cards and as usual can't choose a favourite.
Hugs x
Heather T

Karen Derbyshire said...

2 lovely cards Sue. Think the 2nd one is my favourite.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Two great Friday cards, the second one comes out tops for me.
Jan x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. I love Christmas Friday double days, I need all the inspiration I can get. The shadow box is beautiful and I wish I had the ingredients to do this but the way you've used the "waste" pieces to make the second one is inspired. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
Thank you for today's twofer, lovely idea using the waste for number 2, I love the shadow box. Just made different versions of no 1 putting in the lights John had on a show in, they are for special people!!!!
Pam - we hope your chest is not to tight and uncomfortable, keep warm.
June Smith - glad the consultant is pleased with your progress.
NannaTina - hope Mick starts to pick up with his antibiotics you have had a tough time like me.
My Peter has slept better the last couple of nights now his antibiotics and anti sickness tablets have kicked in. He ate his stew and dumplings that he requested yesterday for tea. Appetite still not great but at least he is eating and drinking now.
Love and crafty hugs to all.
Tina T xxxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards. The door card is ...well...just genius! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Debra K. said...

Lovely cards this morning Sue! Great idea using the fall away pieces to make the door :). Debra x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love both cards.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all . Two stunning cards Sue and thank you for sharing . I love shadow box card is beautiful as always but I love how you have created the second card from the fall away pieces. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs and well wishes all round. Wendy

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Two very smart cards Sue.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Another great double day, I love the beautiful sparkly frame on the shadow box card!
The second card is a very clever use of leftover pieces and I think you may just have hit on an idea for a new die!?!? X

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes 2 beautiful cards today I love them both i have ordered the Christmas shadow box so waiting for that so I can start to play.

Laptop has crashed so can only use my phone at momemt so its short and sweet.

Love and healing hugs to everyone who is poorly, I have doctors today to get checked up to see why this cold bug hasnt gone, then have hospital next week for my knee.

Love and hugs to everyone

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes 2 beautiful cards today I love them both i have ordered the Christmas shadow box so waiting for that so I can start to play.

Laptop has crashed so can only use my phone at momemt so its short and sweet.

Love and healing hugs to everyone who is poorly, I have doctors today to get checked up to see why this cold bug hasnt gone, then have hospital next week for my knee.

Love and hugs to everyone

PharmacyMichele said...

Two gorgeous cards-love them both.


hazel young said...

Gorgoeus card and shadow box Sue x xhazel

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue the cards today are both gorgeous. Thank you for all the inspiration. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

A Happercrafter6 said...

Two lovely cards.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two great cards. Love the door I would never have thought of that, brilliant. I hope e ery one has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie X X

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, love both cards today!!! What a lark just shows you what you can do with the left overs!!!
I too got my first Christmas card yesterday!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

lilian said...

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

foxyg said...

Two fabulous cards Sue. Both gorgeous.

Netty The Runner said...

Both these cards are sooooo beautiful. Going to have to buy this shadow box die.
Annette x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great couple of cards today. I like the shadow box die and the fall away lark card is a brilliant idea and works really well. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us.
Love Diane G xxx
Tina it's lovely to hear from you, I hope mick responds to the antibiotics
Sending hugs to Tina and Peter Elaine and Andrew June Sharon and Tracey xxx

nattyboots said...

Two beauties Sue, the 2nd one hits the spot for me.

Pam glad your cough is a little better.

Nanna Tina, i have missed you , hope Peter feels better soon.big hugs.xx

Sharon, hope the Doctor can sort you out ,big hugs. xx

Sending big hugs to all stay warm and take care

Elaine H X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two fabulous cards, the first one is stunning, and the second one is a revelation, I absolutely love how you have used the fall away pieces to form the panelled door, and with the wreath added, looks absolutely fabulous, you are a genius !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Suemac said...

Two beautiful cards

Anonymous said...

Really like both cards today, Sue - the first a really grown-up shadow box and the second inspired! Must sit on hands as have loads of unused Christmas dies, and know they won't be getting an outing (again) this year. Only making 2 specials, despite my NY resolution. Ah well, nearly Jan 1st again!! Sure comes round quickly.
Lorraine F, good to see you back, sounds as though you're feeling better.
Nanna Tina, poor Mick still struggling, but he has more weight to work with now. Might seem an odd thing to say, but extra weight certainly helped Mr P's eventual cancer remission when he couldn't eat for so long.
Tracy - go girl, but not too fast! Pleased you're back in flower heaven.
Well wishes and hugs.

'P' in Wales

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I do love the first one and have used this shadow box die to make my main cards, now I know what to do with all the waste.

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,two beautiful cards I think the wreath looks stunning thanks for sharing Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Angie - PENNY FLOWERS said...

Wonderful card Sue... I don't have these dies but I sure must do something about that! The entire Shadow Box collection is superb. Regards... Angie

dmj said...

I do enjoy the Christmas twofers, will miss them!! Have just mad 2 shadow box cards, must try the door!!

Doreen x

June Horrocks said...

Stunning cards today sue love them both the shadow box is wow !!!!!!! Thank you
Love June horrocks xxxxxx

Anne said...

I like these shadow box dies more each time I see them, Sue. Two great cards but I have to say that the second one is so clever and stylish that it is my favourite.

Anne (Northampton)

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love both of these - again, amazing how much detail is in the tiny diecuts that come with the shadow box and the "door" card is truly inspiring and easy to do even for anyone who does not have any shadow box dies as the rectangles would be so simple to cut.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two more brilliant uses of the shadow box dies. I just love the way you have used the 'left over' pirces from the first card - yet more ideas for next year's cards! Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards Sue.The second one is my favourite.Have a nice weekend everyone.JJxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the shadow box sets, andf to use the fall away for a door, inspired.

marg said...

Hello Sue
Not been 100% for a few days (Migraines) but feeling a bit better today!
Love todays cards especially the DOOR!
Love Marg

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the cards so different . love Jean Z xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, gorgeous pair of cards today love the design of both. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Your shadow boxes are growing on me. Already made my Christmas cards, but perhaps next year? SueL x

Catherine Lyons said...

Morninh Sue two lovely Christmas cards i love both.
Hugs Catherine xx

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue, love them both

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
both cards are lovely. Clever use of the fallaway pieces, I wouldn't have thought of that.
Hugs, Rose

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, two great cards, I love the way that you have made the second card out of the fall-away pieces from the first card, and you would never know. Great.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, great idea to make the door with the wreath on and it uses the fall away pieces. Hoping to get some more of my Christmas cards made today.
Thanks for sharing,

Anonymous said...

Spoilt for choice today Sue, love them both. If I had to choose it would be the second one using the fall away pieces.
VC x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, 2 lovely cards today and how clever of you to spot the door, brilliant, you are so talented. I think I prefer no. 2 just for this reason.

Tina T and Mick, lovely to hear from you and quite understand that you have had lots of your mind, you know we are all thinking of you both, wow 2st that is brilliant, not so good about the chest infection though but they are onto it quick so hopefully the antibiotics will have kicked in quickly, sending special hugs to you both.

Sharon, I am sure the Dr. can help regarding the cold, and good luck for next week, I am sure you will get a good report back, hugs and keep hobbling. xx

Jean, congratulations on your expected granddaughter, something to look forward to.

Lorraine, oh I am so envious of you going on the retreat with Anne Marie, both her and Tim are so lovely, say hello from me to her please if you remember. I was luck enough to go to another retreat and she was doing a workshop on it, boy oh boy she is amazing and we made some beautiful creations.

Special hugs to Tina, Peter, Elaine, Andrew, Lynda, Tracey and an extra special one for my friend Theresa G, and anyone else I have forgotten.

Pam hope all goes well at the Respiratory Clinic on 12th xx

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

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two brilliant cards this morning. The second one is inspired - I would never have thought of using fallaway pieces like this! However, the first one is my favourite. As I said yesterday, I love the shadow box dies. Love and hugs to all Alison xxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Two lovely cards I love them both what a clever idea making a door card out of the scraps!
Tina sorry to hear Mick has a chest infection I hope that improves soon
Tina I hope Peter continues to improve you are right both you & nana Tina & your hubby's have been having a tough time I hope you all have better times to come sending you healing thoughts
Sharon I hope your GP can give you something to help you to get over this bug
Hope you all have a good day

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Two lovely cards I love them both what a clever idea making a door card out of the scraps!
Tina sorry to hear Mick has a chest infection I hope that improves soon
Tina I hope Peter continues to improve you are right both you & nana Tina & your hubby's have been having a tough time I hope you all have better times to come sending you healing thoughts
Sharon I hope your GP can give you something to help you to get over this bug
Hope you all have a good day

Chris Curry said...

I I love these two cards Sue and really like your idea with the second one. That would be my favourite. Thank you. Xx

IVY Cheong said...

My favourite shadow box again. Love the cards. Ivy C x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
I'm So Very Excited To See Your Still Sharing Your Truly Tremendous "Christmas Card
Double Friday's With Us" I Have Throughly Loved Seeing Each And Everyone Of Your
Outstanding Masterpiece's.
I Love Today's Number One Card, Where You've Used The Shadow Box, Also "The Stunning Twinkle Twinkle Embossing Folder"
The Detail Is Just Exquisite, (Julia Got This For Me, In Her On - Line Shop)
I Love How You've Placed Iced Snow All Around Your Frame, Then Added All The Wonderful Embellishment's
The Baubles, The Tree, The Wreath And Your Beautiful Sentiment, Just Outstanding.
Card Number Two "So Looks Like A Door" (Why Can't I Be More Like You With Fantastic Idea's) I Love "The Wild Poinsettia
Embossing Folder" The Fabulous Sentiment Of Which I Have, Love How You've Used The Wreath And Added The Holly
To It, I Suppose More Holly Could Be Added If You Wish....
Sue Today's Card's As Always Are Extemely Exquisite, Elegant, Rich, And Very Beautiful, Thank You So Very Very Much For
Sharing, I Can't Begin To Put Into Words To Say How Much I Appreciate Your Tremendous Blog You Inspire Me Each And Everyday.
Take Great Care Sue
Wonderful Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes, "Hugs To Steph I Always Read Your Comments And I Checked Out "Your Stunning Cards" Yesterday On Pinterest"

Kate's Cards said...

Both lovely xxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful cards both of them!
What a fun idea to make the second card out of remaining scraps, it turned out really lovely :))

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two exquisite cards today, it just goes to show what you can do with waste pieces, let your inspiration flow. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love your shadow boxes and the second card was a great idea.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

dorothy cattanach said...

Good Morning Sue from a cold South Yorkshire.
Two beautiful cards. I spent yesterday morning watching more of your videos, so not much card making done, but spent the afternoon making many mats of variuos sizes to layer up ready for my belated Christmas cards to make! Love those videos.
Enjoy your day Sue.
Best Wishes.
Dorothy xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous Christmas cards. Both lovely in different ways and I like what you have done with the fall away pieces from the shadow box. Very inspirational.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards you are a very clever lady,thank you for the ideas
Best wishes
Karen M

Jan.moogie said...

wow gorgeous cards Sue, love them. Have a great day,hugsxxxxxxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love your Shadowbox Christmas card but am in awe of your door, you really are amazing.

Nanna Tina and Tina T sending you both an extra big hug and hope the antibiotics help Mick and Peter xx

Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two beautiful Christmas cards love how you have used the shadow box.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

barbara macaskill said...

I am giddy with delight over both of these gorgeous creations!! I absolutely LOVE the first one but the second is also quite a stunner! Love how you used the shadowbox and will be trying this myself! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Really like them both, especially the first. The colours are great.

Annie Pennington said...

Two lovely cards Sue. Love the 2nd one, it's great when you can make good use for the fall out pieces.

Annie P

ursula said...

Two quite different cards today, the second one best...thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what beautiful cards, love them both, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two Lovely Card. I like the first because it is a shadow box, lol. and I like the colour combination. I like the second because it is so different and I like clean and simple. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Pawprintx4 said...

Good Morning Sue & Gang,
I am loving the shadow box. I received this die set in the mail just yesterday and I can not wait to try it out. That was my plan for today and here is inspiration. I know my cards won't be as great as yours but with these dies I know I can make pretty cards that will be enjoyed by family and friends.
The second card gets an A+ for creativity.
Thank you!
Stephanie K

Jean said...


Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful cards Sue.

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Two beautiful cards, I really like the way you've created the door on the second card!

June x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Sue, you are so clever!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I like both of the cards but what an unexpected surprise to see what you have done to create the second one. I wish I shared your creativity and imagination.


terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely card!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another fab double day but the first one wins hands down...but both beautiful

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful cards today, but number 2 is my favourite.
Love and good wishes to all who are poorly, and Pam hope the old chest settle down soon, good luck for the 12th, I'm sure to forget nearer the time.
Maureen xx

Bejay Roles said...

Oh Sue, I just you shadow box cards and this Christmas one is so beautiful. I'm really going to have to get my act together in the new year and make a list of the die sets I'm definitely going to treat myself to. Just back from the vet and although the sun is out it's turned bitterly cold. I was so pleased to get home and I think Minx was too, he's now cuddled up next to the dog, I love it when cats and dogs get along so well. Back again next week gorgeous his dreaded snip and he's getting chipped at the same time, poor lamb, he's only tiny lol.
Bejay xx

Denise Bryant said...

Both beautiful, but I am so taken with the shadowbox card! I love all the possibilities of using this die for so many themes!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards today. Only someone with your inspirational capacity would be able to see what you saw. Brilliant idea.

Barbara V

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two lovely cards.
Rosemary xx

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely cards again - I do love the shadow box dies. Many thanks.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm so sorry I didn't comment yesterday !! I loved the card! I've become a big fan !!
I also love today's cards. The door is an ingenious idea and I almost asked you a while ago if you had thought about a door! I will be making a few of these I think! Thank you so much for the idea.
I've been a bit at sixes and sevens this week but I'm catching up !!
Love to all,
Myra xxx

Narrowboat girl said...

Two lovely cards Sue. Hard to choose but I think no 2 just had the edge for me

Chrisspi said...

I just love those shadow boxes - must add them to my ever expanding Christmas list.

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous cards again Sue, I do love the shadow box dies I can see so many possibilities.xx

Karin van eijk said...

gorgeous christmas cards Sue
Gr Karin

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two great cards and I love the shadow box one of course, but I am really taken with your door. I can't think of anyone else who would look at the fall-out and see a door - you are amazing. I am hoping to make several shadow box cards over the week-end so am grateful for yet more inspiration.

Laine & PP - both missing, I hope you haven't worn each other out lol.


Betty McAlister said...

Two very lovely cards Sue. Received my first shadow box die recently so must try it out this weekend to see whether i can find a door!!!!
Great inspiration. Xx

Suebak said...

Nice little rustic shadow box card. The door card is simply inspired.

Susan x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Both are fabulous but bit of a soft spot for a shadow box as you know x
Lots of love to everyone
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Ooh, i do love Christmas themed twofer Fridays! You provide us with the tools and inspiration to create our own attempts at your marvels....the festive season is intense for a card maker and you can easily find yourself running out of ideas, not with your blog though! I cant thank you enough for helping me to resuscitate my failing mojo with delights such as today's offerings. Both cards are a revelation, particularly the second....we can always rely on you to think outside the (shadow) box:-)
I loved your first card so much that i got out my own shadow box and had a play at recreating it...I didn't have any silver card so I substituted it for black and it worked out rather well thankfully. Boy, those tiny baubles can be fiddly but well worth the effort, i loved dressing the mini tree and the larger baubles are gorgeous when embossed. I planned to give the sentiment some dimension by layering it a few times but got myself into a sticky pickle, it was fine putting the happy element together but the ornate christmas wording was another kettle of fish altogether...i think that it may be easier cutting them apart and sticking separately next time....i admitted defeat somewhat prematurely and just used one in the end.
Doing your card represented a change of plan for me today, i had intended to go shopping but my Mum has developed a chest infection and had a bit of a temperature so we decided to give it a miss until tomorrow. Felt i needed to do something constructive so whipped together a card before watching Escape to the Country...a guilty pleasure!
Frances, no, I haven't been worn out by Yvonne thankfully, we haven't conversed since Saturday and i have fully recovered from the ordeal now:-) We were going to chat today but have postponed it because i was meant to be going out...that's my excuse and i'm sticking to it! She has been suffering from her hectic social life hence her absence from the blog, hopefully she'll be back to her bitter, self absorbed best sometime soon:-)
Tina, what wonderful news about Mick, 2 st is a huge improvement, i'm so glad the peg is working well. I hope the antibiotics help soon though so that he can start eating again.
Lynda, how are you recovering after your operation, hope you are wellxxx
Maria, sending hugs
Yvonne, Sorry we had to cancel this afternoon, i hope you're feeling better today though and back to your catty best:-) Speak soon honeyxx
Wheely, hope you are well, and Billyxxx
Huge hugs to my besties, pam, pat, P, myra, Maureen, Lorraine, Tracy, theresa, Lesley and anyone struggling emotionally or physically at the momentxxx

Crafty hugs,


Theresa Pace said...

lovely cards but just love the door, hugs xx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Two absolutely stunning cards, love them both.
Thank you so much for your unending inspiration.
Love and hugs Brenda XXX

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous, gorgeous cards. Love them both.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two wonderful cards sue x I have no idea where you come up with these fasntastic ideas but I am so very glad that you do x thankyou sue x
Been on a little break with hubby for a few days and just going over the posts I have missed so will catch up on everyones news at the weekend , but had to do a double take when I say may name as the winner in the drawer x must say I am so happy its unbelievable !
Really hope all the wilsonettes and their loved ones are well and sending lots of hugs x
Theresa w xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
I just love every the shadow box card you've made. Prefer that one to the second I'm afraid. But if we all liked the same sort of thing.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Two beautiful cards today!
I love your great idea of creating the Door Card with the waste from the Shadow box die!
Thanks to Lorraine (laine1972) for mentioning me in dispatches! I am still feeling the effects of the car accident but hopefully should start to improve next week as it is time to start searching for a new car!
Sending my Good Wishes to everyone.
Lesley S x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & everyone
Beautiful cards today I love the Christmas shadow box it's lovely I'm very tempte. The second card is so clever making a door out of the leftover pieces it looks great.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Pam thank you I'm trying to be good & do nothing but I have printed out some inserts today. Hope your better now take care. Hug's xx

Lorraine thank you yes I'm getting there just so fed up as can't craft yet. Hug's xx

June thank you for your Hugs xx

Tracy hope your ok how did work go this week. Do you have to do weekends Take care my friend Big Hug's xx

Wheelybad hope your not suffering wit migraines Hug's &Cuddles for Billy.xx

Hug's for all my friends & Hug's for everyone 🤗🤗🤗🤗xxxx

Eunice said...

Both cards are just what I need to get in the mood of the season!!!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Love your two cards today. Don't have a preference

Must try and get one of the "shadow Box" dies. Will put it on my Christmas gifts to myself .

Love from Dorothy of Baldock

Fiki said...

super nice card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. WOW Its that time of the week again where you show two of your gorgeous christmas cards . I dont have a favourite as they are both beauties in there own right but i do love the idea of the door card. I would never have thought of using the waste from the shadow box to make that card. Your imagination must run riot at times lol.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Oh my I nearly forgot to come on an comment on your blog
Don't know where my head is I nearly missed these two beautiful cards
Loving the shadow box but love the other one equally your innovation with your dies never sceases to amaze me
Love and hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Littlelamb said...

Two lovely cards today Sue. Very clever the second one. Haven't made my shadow box cards yet. They will be for special people who,I can deliver to by hand. Thank you for sharing Sue.

Sandy H said...

Fabulous. The complete twofer today with the shadow box card and the door from the fall-away pieces. Two lovely cards.
Take care everyone.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Two beautiful cards, I have been having a lovely time with my Christmas shadow box dies and love the colours you have used but the simplicity of the wreath card is just perfect. More inspiration thank you Sue,
Muriel x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two fabulous cards today

sued99 said...

Forgot to comment yesterday! Two very lovely cards. X

Chantal said...

Great cards, love the first one.
Hugs, Chantal S