Friday, 23 December 2016

Christmas Double Days

Hello there my crafty friends!  This is the last Christmas double day of the year.  Would you believe that it isn't the last of the Christmas cards I made however!  I was seriously off in my estimation of when I needed to start doing double days so that I would finish up today!  I cannot tell you how many cards that I have left, but there is a short hiatus on the videos until after the first of the year so I thought I would just fill in with the remainder of the Christmas cards.  I was pretty right on the money last year but I had this same sort of scenario a couple of years ago, so, if you recall, you had several days of cards, cards and more cards!  Well, we are sort of in that boat again! LOL  However, for today, there are two cards with instructions for you.  The first card was started with the Snowflake Gemini die being cut from the bottom of a piece of coconut white card.  I used the decorative die from the Snowflake Filigree die to cut the design out of the top of the card twice.  I overlapped it slightly in the middle which meant it double cut there, but I used the Bold Snowflake frame cut in white to cover it.  I cut the Warmest Wishes die in aqua card twice and glued them together and seated them on a circle die in the middle of the snowflake frame.  I added a piece of aqua card as backing that I scored lines into so they showed from beneath the snowflake Gemini.  The card was completed with white and aqua mats.  The finished sizes are 6 3/4" x 7 3/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.































The second card uses the Ornate Holly Framed Noel die set.  I cut the outer die section in both black and white and used the white as an offset this time.  I backed it with the Bright Gold card stock and cut the centre out of it to create a frame.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it.  I cut the inner die in milk card and backed it in black.  I cut the centre out and added a small piece of milk card that was embossed with the Star Swirls embossing folder behind it.  I cut the Noel in both Bright gold and black and added it to the centre.  I used the circle dies to cut a thin black frame to go around the sentiment.  I cut a larger piece of Bright Gold card and added sticky adhesive strips around the edges.  I peeled the backing off and covered them with Gold Micro Beads and seated the framed topper in the middle of them.  The card was completed with milk, bright gold, and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x








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121 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful, so lovely. Love our last two fers
June, remember what mums always said about clean underwear, you never know when it will be shown. So funny. It was lovely to read of you and your granddaughter crafting, mine is not interested at all, now if I was a chocolatier........
Dragonsnap, at least your sister and niece can comfort each other and the children will bring them some joy.
Elaine, I hope hubby wasn't hurt with his fall. Driving out of my road yesterday, the car went sideways on the roundabout but it was the only spot, thank goodness. Hugs for Andrew and Helen.
Tina, it is hard finding drinks for Peter when he feels like this, happy to hear the leg seems better.
Tracey, missing you, hope you are coping, I know how hard this is for you.
My first day of Christmas leave today, apart from having to work next Wednesday, I am off till 3rd Jan, woohoo.
Daily hugs to all who are missing, ill or saddened , thinking of you all.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards today but number one does it for me.
Nancyd xx

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely cards Sue but would prefer the colours of the first one as they are awesome. Thanks for sharing, have a great day ,hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

hollyberry said...

Two gorgeous cards,love them both.

Karen M said...

Good morning Sue
Lovely to have two cards,both gorgeous in different ways,
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
thank you so much two beautiful cards.
Sue you can show as many as you like I love them all you are so talented.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue wow these are amazing cards and the designs are beautiful I love the colours you have used.
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Karen Drew said...

Two gorgeous cards today. Love the subtle colours of number one and the rich colours of number two
Luv
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
As aiways exquiste cards. Well I have things to do today like us all so better get myself motivated.

Heather R Oxfordshire

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. I can't believe that it's the last double Christmas day, I wouldn't mind if we had them all year! Two beautiful cards, thank you for the inspiration.
Pam, enjoy your time off. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
What a treat for the eyes-two beautiful examples of your wonderful designs, I couldn't possibly choose between them.
Great news to hear that you have so many more christmas cards still to show us, I look forward to even more fantastic inspiration! X

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Your twofer today are beautiful, love them both. So different in their own rights.
Pam - you lovely lady! My crafting will die out with me as I have no daughters or grandchildren. My sons partner cannot have any children.
Hope you have got all your shopping in.
Peter had his bloods done today and his wheelchair is arriving today.
I am off food shopping so leaving him on bed.
June Smith - happy crafting with grandchildren. Hope your knee is ok.
To all other lovely ladies on this blog I send my love and crafty hugs to you all.
Tina T xxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Two gorgeous cards again this morning. The first one with its clean spring like colours and the second with its rich opulent colours. Cant pick a favourite as they are both beautiful in there own ways. You can show as many cards as you like as you give us all inspiration everyday.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. A stunning finale for the last 2016 festive double day, thank you for so much for all the inspiration you have given to help us through the months (or days in my case) of endless tree cutting, never ending snow globes with all the beautiful add on's to make them look so beautiful for the recipient, I know for certain I'd have thrown the towel in if it wasn't for your blog, your festive samples just helped me take idea's and work with them so a personal thank you from me. I hope I don't miss 'The rest of' while we're away over the festive season ! Well, my mats and layers are cut, my shadow box die almost melted yesterday with the speed I was putting them through the machine lol all I need now is for 'Keeper'- Claus to add to my festive wishes a couple of your shadow box accessories and I'm a happy bunny with my male and female coloured mats and layers ready to make up, my bag is packed with my mini die cutter and loads of your other dies that go through it a treat like your floral dies, a few new pixie powders, my work sheet and all the other bits n Bob's needed to make up a card, I may have thrown in a warm jumper or two lol, so it's a hectic morning ahead then a long journey, we must be mad traveling this time of year but as long as Andy is happy then so am I.
So I'll finish today's post with my usual hug, and if I can't pop in after today then I'll be thinking of you over Christmas and send my love to Alison, Tina E, 'our dear Sam' and 6am Pam. And a good Christmas to you all xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous and totally different cards, love them both, but have to say that the second is my favourite. Thanks for sharing them on this last Christmas double day. Take care all. Bx

Denise Bryant said...

These are both so pretty! I love #1 because of the color combo! Vert winter-y!

auscrafts said...

Two great cards I find it hard to pick a favourite from them,love both of them

Netty The Runner said...

Both wonderful cards. Think I prefer the colours if the first one, but both are amazing.
Annette x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful Christmas cards the second one hits the spot for me, so rich and regal looking ,i love it !.

Pam , Enjoy your Christmas leave , shame you have to go in on Wednesday { Helen has to go in on Wed too } however then a nice little stretch until the 3rd Jan .

June so lovely to craft with your Grand daughter , such precious times .

Laine, pleased you and your Mum are on the mend .x

Tina you are in my thoughts and Prayers. Take care xxx

Dragonsnap , I am sure your sister will have comfort from her daughter and Grandchildren over the festives , however it is sad for the reason .

Myra, i am so pleased that cuddles will soon be had , what a lovely Christmas present for you both.

Andrew went for his consultation yesterday to be told no treatment for today, he was disappointed at first only because he thought this would set him back for two weeks, but he is resuming treatment next week . So a weeks rest from the Chemo wont do him any harm i am sure.

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

Karen Derbyshire said...

2 lovely cards Sue, no personal favourite, both equally good.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Two beautiful cards today but so different that I couldn't possibly choose between them and can't wait to see all those that are left to show.

Well, I was up till 1.30 this morning wrapping all the presents. Just a couple left to do, along with a birthday card and two Christmas cards so busy, busy, busy like most people this time of year. At least it stops me moping about!

Love and hugs to all who need or want them - my memory is too bad to name anyone but my thoughts are with you all. It's lovely to have an outpouring for our worries whilst looking at all of Sues gorgeous cards.

Happy crafting.
D xx

TDQ Karen said...

Such a pretty colour for the first card, it's really reminds me of a bright winter morning, love all the Christmas cards some lovely ideas

Debra K. said...

Two very different Christmas cards today! My favourite is the first with its lovely filigree design and colour combination. I like the second's design but not the colour combination as it's a bit dark for a Christmas card for me but I'm sure would make a great card for a guy. Debra x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Another WOW from me, two stunning cards again this morning and both different. I could not pick which I love the best. Thank you Sue for all the Christmas cards you have been sharing with us, everyone has been amazing .
Hugs and well wishes to all. Wendy

PharmacyMichele said...

Two gorgeous cards, I like the second card more-looks very opulent.

Michele

A Happercrafter6 said...

Two lovely cards Sue. Can't choose between them.
Jan
Northampton

Chris Curry said...

Love both cards Sue. The first very delicate in colour and the second very striking. Thank you. Xx

Jan on the Fosse said...


Hi Sue
Two stunning cards,no favourite love them both.
Jan x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the second card today. Don't know how you find the time to make so many cards with everything else you do! But so glad you do.

Anonymous said...

Two different and unusual cards today, Sue, as ever it's the finishing touches that help to make them special - e.g. score lines in the first and gold microbeads in the second. No preference on style today, but always like black with gold.
Fine with me to see lots more, please keep going!
Pam - enjoy your break, thanks for being our top Number One and keeping us up to speed. Happy holiday to Steph also.
June - had a good laugh with you!
Sharon - even more to cope with - feel better soon. And your daughter.
Tracy - you okay? Guess it's hectic at work.
Deb C - difficult times for you too, hoping you have a peaceful Christmas.
Special thoughts for Tina and hugs all round, esp for Andrew and Peter.

'P' in Wales

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both fab cards.

lilian said...


Hi Sue, two lovely cards, many thanks for all your hard work you put in to
Help us with your stunning designs
Merry Christmas Lilian in Cornwall

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Two gorgeous cards today so that I find it impossible to choose between them. Love the softness of the aqua card
But also the drama of the gold and black one. Both favourites.
Like everyone else, can't wait to see your extra Christmas cards as we love your inspiration.
NanaTina, you are in our thoughts at a very difficult time for you and your family.
Wishing everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas and for those travelling, a safe journey. Xx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous cards Sue x xhazel

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Keep the Christmas cards coming they give us inspiration as they can easily be adapted for cards throughout the year. Pam enjoy your break from work. June I am very lucky to have to beautiful granddaughters Katie is just 6 and a keen crafter I have bought her a mini die cutting machine for Christmas as part of her presents. I have told her it isn't a toy so for some reason she thinks I have got her some food!!! Elaine at least Andrews body has time to rest before the next treatment.

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue two gorgeous cards again .Love the Aqua card but I also love the look of the black and gold card . I can't pick up the courage to use the micro beads yet .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue not a very nice morning Barbara is howling here and the rain is belting down.
i love both cards but the first one hits the spot for me.
Catherine xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Both cards are stunning but I just love the colour combination of gold, black and white. Many thanks.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Both of the cards are really stunning. Interestingly, as the first card is not overwhelmingly saying Christmas, it could be used for any occasion with a bit of tweaking. For me, I would have to add a load of glitter if I was going to use it for a Christmas card.

Lisbeth

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - we can never have enough of your cards and today's two are both beautiful. I really like the aqua and white and the style could be so easily adapted for any occasion and I equally love the second because of the black and gold. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Two gorgeous cards today can't choose between them!
Safe journey to all those going away for Christmas!
Love Marg

d from kettering said...



Two more smashing cards, can see the first being adapted for all occasions, and the second a really opulent card.

Keep the cards coming over the next few days, I love them,



Doreen x

Kate's Cards said...

Two lovely cards xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards, both beautiful.
B xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two great cards today. I don't think I could choose between them. I am more than happy to see more.

Love Rosemarie X X

Nannieflash said...


Good Morning Sweet Sue, Im sure if your followers are anything like me they are more than happy to see two beautiful cards instead of one, double the pleasure. I hope you are all ready for the festive season all the shopping done and food sorted. Take care hugs Shirleyxxxx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Two gorgeous cards today, wonderful.
I plan to start my Christmas cards early next year and will be visiting yours and Johns blogs for inspiration while I do so.
Have a wonderful Christmas
Maggie

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love both cards today, I don't mind seeing Christmas cards at any time.
I have used the Hoyyy Frame die for many of my cards that needed to be posed, could make it flat or decorated. Love it.
Lydia
X

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love both cards but the first one is just in the lead for me.
Hugs x
Heather T

Marion Scott said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, love them both.
Marion S x

Scottydog said...

Love them both Sue, the first one delicate & the second one bold. Look forward to seeing more Christmas cards, could start me off on next years cards! That would be a first! Thank you Sue.

foxyg said...

Two beauties Sue. Love them both.

DeCor said...

Two great cards today Sue. I love Christmas and it sneaks up so fast then is gone...so will really enjoy your extra cards. Will rather extend Christmas. Thanks. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, another two wonderul cards. Just want to wish you a very Happy
Christmas and looking forward to another year of fab cards. Lots of crafty hugs Ann x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Both beautiful cards, always will fall for aqua and white.
I can't wait to see all of those extra Christmas cards, ready to start earlier and be more organized next year lol !!!
hugs
Muriel x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, I love them both, so very different. Yvonne xx

Anne said...

Beautiful cards today, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

June Horrocks said...

Love both cards sue they are stunning
Thank you for all your work in the past year have a lovely Christmas all my love God bless sue. June horrocks xxx

SueJ said...

Both cards are wonderful and would be a joy to receive.
I would be happy with more cards and more cards!

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Well I don't know if you remember me! My name is Princess Pixie (Yvonne) and I used to be a regular attendee to your amazing blog. I have been absent for what seems like an absolute age and am hoping that I can return and you will be happy to have me. Lol x
What a pair of beauties!!! The cards are wonderful as well. Lol x
My goodness I have returned on a double day - love it! These cards are so different but both strikingly gorgeous. I will be sorry when your Christmas Cards are put on the back burner come January. Love all your cards but have developed a bit of a soft spot for all your festive offerings x
OK fellow Wilsonettes - here is a brief explanation as to why I have neglected you all for so long!!
Been on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for a few weeks. To cut a long and involved story short, Jake had an emotional breakdown. It is always difficult this time of year as 30th December is the anniversary of Steve's death. Jake is always quite irritable this time of year but this was much deeper and quite heart wrenching.
Anyway, it has been incredibly emotional and difficult for all of us with a lot of things said that really needed to be said!
I think we have turned a corner now (thank goodness) and after having a draining time both physically and emotionally I am starting to feel a lot better x
I think one of the reasons I am beginning to 'recuperate' is that Jake and George went to Amsterdam on Tuesday morning and are not back til this evening. The peace and quiet has been heaven and the tidy house something I have not experienced for some time now!! Is it wrong that I am secretly hoping that their flight is delayed until March!! Lol x
I am completely out of the loop with everyone's lives as I have not read comments so forgive me for that but I am intending to rectify that situation. I will finish today by sending everyone lots of love and hugs and hope to be up to speed very soon x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Two smashing cards although must admit that the second is my favourite today - I have the Ornate Holly set and have loved using it as all the layers work so well together the cards just make themselves!...

Izzy

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,

both cards are beautiful and delicate for sure.
But my favourite is the second one.

Merry Christmas to you, your family and all the blog readers

Rolf xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Oh How I've Loved Every Single Christmas Card!!!! You've Produced And Today's Double Day
Is No Different.
I Love The First Card, With The Colour Combination And The Exceptional Dies That You've Used, Just Stunning.
But I Must Say Card Number Two Hits All The Right Spots With Me, "The Ornate Holly Frame Noel Die Set"
I Have This Set Of Outstanding Dies And I've Used It So Very Often Over The Christmas Period For My Cards,
I Love The Striking Rich Colour Combination Of The Coconut White/Black/Bright Gold Just So Very Sophisticated,
I Love The Very Beautiful "Star Swirls Embossing Folder" Used Behind Your Sentiment "Noel"
Then Adding The Truly Tremendous "Gold Micro Beads" Extremely Very Beautiful I Will Have To Purchase Some In The New Year
To Use On My Christmas Cards For 2017 My Husband Says I Should Start In January As I'm Not A Quick Crafter, Then There's
Birthday Cards Etc...
Sue Thank You So Very Very Much For All..... Your Extremely Exquisite, Very Beautiful Cards I've Loved Each And Every One You Inspire Me Each And Every Day I Can't Find The Correct Words To Tell You How Much I Appreciate All That You Do.
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, Steph Have A Great Few Days Away And Keep Warm!!!!

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful cards Sue.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, both cards are beautiful love them .love Jean Z xxxx

Suebak said...

You have put together two beautiful cards with these stunning dies. Loving the white shadow in the your second card. Thanks Sue. Merry Christmas to you all.

Susan x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love your two cards, but the second one has the edge for me. Black and gold - no brainer!
gorgeous. And the Holly Frame is really beautiful.
Hugs, Rose

Paula said...

These are both lovely cards Sue, but if I was asked to choose it would have to be the first card. That might be something to do with the colours, I do love aqua! :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Aw,how sad to be here with the last Christmas double day. I'm pleased to hear that you have some over though so bring them on lOl!
I've been totally confused all week about what day it is and yesterday I thought it was Friday so was making a list of everything I needed to get done. Now it's groundhog day as Friday is here again 😄
I hope all the presents are wrapped and the mince pies made (I may just have to make another batch today lol) and that everyone is having a great day.
Happy crafting everyone and hugs to all, whether you need them or not.
Bejay xx

Anonymous said...

Two very different and beautiful cards Sue.
VC x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous Christmas cards. Both lovely in different ways.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue both of your cards are gorgeous. I do get so much inspiration from you. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two completely contrasting cards but they are equally lovely. Please carry on showing as many cards as you like as each and every one is a gem for us to learn from.

P Pixie - lovely to 'see' you. So sorry you had a bad time with Jake but if he has now worked through some things then that can only be for the good. Great to see that he and George are getting on well enough to go on a short holiday together. I'm sure you miss them really :-)

Frances

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loving the colour of the first one.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful once more and can't pick a favourite between the two....

Tressa said...

Difficult to distinguish between these two lovely cards although I do have a penchant for gold.

Managed to make it up the M6 in record time this morning, I have never seen the Cathorp interchange so quiet, where was everyone? Have beaten the leading edge of storm Barbara although the wind is picking up here Sale. Take care anyone who is driving north and west this afternoon.

Teresa

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Both lovely. I don't know how you come up with so many different ideas. SueL x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
I too wonder where all your ideas come from. These two cards are lovely, I think the gold and black one is my favourite.

Margaret xx

CraftyJo said...

They're both very pretty :)

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two gorgeous cards !! I'm absolutely loving the gold micro beads frame, so very effective.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Karin van eijk said...

gorgeous cards Sue
Gr Karin

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two beautiful cards!
Rosemary xx

Annie Pennington said...

Love both cards Sue. I can't choose a favourite today.

Annie P
xxx

hotpotato said...

Lovely cards Sue. I'd just like to wish you and your family a very happy Christmas xx

val jones said...

Hi Sue, both so different but exceedingly lovely.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Disco Queen said...

Fabulous cards Sue, I love adding score lines to my cards & the white offset makes such a nice alternative to the black. Christmas hugs, Theresa x

Jane Franklin said...

Spoilt again as I love them both, even with the black! Please keep all chrissy cards coming as they will be gorgeous. Best wishes all luv jxxx

hettygarlick said...

Beautiful cards. I never get tired of looking at them.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Two beautiful cards today, very different but I can't choose a favourite!
Lesley S x

June Smith said...

Afternoon Sue and all Wilsonettes, sorry been so busy this morning. 2 beauties today, how I love the double days. I must say a really big thank you Sue for all the inspiration you have given not only on the blog but also at shows and on Hochanda and your video's, you are truly amazing.

Well Colin and I are both knackered after 3 days of our 4 year old granddaughter being down, yesterday she opened all her Christmas presents because Santa had to drop them off to us before he went up North (oh the innocence of children isn't it wonderful), I took a video of her opening all the presents and it is something we will treasure for always. They went home last night. Then this morning Colin was doing some washing and the machine finally gave up the ghost, so we ended up going to the shop and buying a new one (yes right on top of Christmas), got it home only to find that when we took off all the packaging that it is badly dented in the back, so back it went, they tried to say we had damaged it in the card.......well the air was blue as you can imagine from my hubby........got a replacement, plumbed it in and done a full load, it is smashing, very pleased with it. Looks like I will be ironing tomorrow.

Pam, yes I can hear my Mum saying that to me.

Special hugs to Dragonsnap, Elaine, Andrew (nice to have a weeks rest from chemo), Helen, Tina T, Peter (no doing wheelys down the corridors), Tracy, Tracey, 'P' in Wales, Stephanie, Myra, Crewe Trish, your granddaughter will love her die machine, Yvonne PP, sorry to hear of your struggles but as you say you have all turned the corner, I am sorry if I have missed anyone.

Extra special hugs for Pam, we all love you and look forward to your 6am comments, enjoy your days off.

PS: Sue I received my two stamp sets today, thank you so much, I will enjoy them.

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love them both!
I have used black on my Christmas cards this year using the Nativity and the Ray of Light. They really stand out.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

karenlotty said...

Love both cards I especially like the second one I would never have thought to offset a background die I have only ever done sentiment/tag dies in this way

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two Lovely Cards. I think they both could be used for any occasion, great colours. The second would make a great winter male Card, good for a Birthday. Thanks for sharing.

I should like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Thank you Sue for all the work you do.

Best wishes

Mary Lynn Cox said...

I don't think I could choose a favorite for today's offerings. I love them both for different reasons. The first card has beautiful colors used, not traditional at all. The dies are lovely and who would have thought just scoring could be so attractive as decoration.
The second card is so gorgeous and elegant. The dies are just wow and the black and gold give a lovely decadence to the card. Very formal looking.
Merry Christmas to all of my blog friends on both sides of the pond. I pray peace, love, and joy as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
And happy Hanukkah to my Jewish friends
Thank you so much Sue for all you do. You are amazing with your creatively and friendliness. I feel like I truly know you as a friend.
F

barbara macaskill said...

I love double days because they are twice as delightful!!Q Beautiful cards today!!

Fiki said...

wonderful card!
Merry Christmas!
hugs

Pawprintx4 said...

Both cards are divine however I love the second best. I do want that Holly Noel Frame Set as it makes such a lovely card. Love the elegant colors of this card too.
The first card does remind me to add score lines for that added touch.
Everyone keep warm and safe,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Two stunning cards, I love seeing all your beautiful Christmas cards :-) Hugs to all xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards, I could never tire of looking at your cards especially Christmas ones and thank you so much for sharing them, I have received some lovely compliments about my cards this year and it's all down to you and your wonderful dies.

Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards for us today, I must confess that I prefer the first one, the colours are,just right for me.
Take care everyone, it is wild out there xx

IVY Cheong said...

Good evening Sue, 2 beautiful cards. Hope you're keeping warm as Hurricane Barbara is paying a visit here at the moment. Best wishes, Ivy x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Two lovely cards today. You have a backlog you say? Well I say - keep them coming as they've all been gorgeous.
PP how lovely to see you. Sorry you've had a difficult time but glad you are managing to sort things out.
Love to all who are poorly, having treatment, lonely or caring for them.
Maureen xxx

Barbara said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards, I especially love the colours of the first one.
All my shopping done today, was pleasantly surprised that M&S was so quiet this afternoon. Just got the dogs presents to wrap and that's me done, all this spending and rushing about for one day, would definitely love to go away for Christmas next year!!!!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love both of them. Have finally finished my cards, although my sister's took an age, using your dies of course. Merry, merry Christmas, Sue. x

liz spooner said...

Both these cards are stunning today Sue, and thank you for all the inspiration you give.xx

Theresa said...

Good evening Sue and all you crafty crew
Wow today's cards are wonderful I can't choose between them I love the aqua in the first one and then when I scrolled down to see the next one well the gold an black look so elegant Lovely
Pam please take extra care on the roads and enjoy your Xmas break
PP welcome back sorry for your troubles hopefully they are now in the past
Thinking of you Tina
Time to chill out now June and have a bit of me time
Well wishes to all that are going through tough times
Hugs to everyone
Theresa G xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue two fabulous cards for us today and I am so glad that you overestimated how many cards you needed so we still have more to look forward to.
Wendyxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs.

Dawn Holben said...

Sue both of these cards are so stunning, i love them both.

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Two absolutely beautiful cards and I love both of them

June x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I'm very late looking at the blog as I have been on the road most of the day trying to get to leeds to visit family but our car broke down we waited 3 hours for RAC but they couldn't fix car so we've ended up back at home were going to hire a car tomorrow & try again!
PP good to see you back on the blog but sorry you've had traumatic time hope things improve for you all now
Sending caring thoughts to Tina &all others who are bereaved ill or worried at this time

Lynne L said...

Sue so sorry forgot to comment on the cards they are both lovely I'm looking forward to seeing the remainder of your Christmas cards I will miss the Christmas double days

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I'm very late looking at the blog as I have been on the road most of the day trying to get to leeds to visit family but our car broke down we waited 3 hours for RAC but they couldn't fix car so we've ended up back at home were going to hire a car tomorrow & try again!
PP good to see you back on the blog but sorry you've had traumatic time hope things improve for you all now
Sending caring thoughts to Tina &all others who are bereaved ill or worried at this time

ursula said...

Oh wow, two more stunning Christmas cards, more to add to my next year list....thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

Eunice said...

Both of these cards are wonderful! But I do believe that I am more partial to the first card of the two because of the color.

Donita Naylor said...

On the first card, I like how the sentiment disk looks like one of these wedding mints.
Donita

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I didn't make it in yesterday! Visitors arrived for Christmas and that was that! Two beautiful cards though! Thank you!
Love Myra xx

Laura O' Connor said...

fab cards ,two stunning cards,Laura O

Ann said...

Most of these are dated Christmas Day but I am just seeing for the first today, Both cards are absolutely georgous! Your dies are simply fantastic and I have quite a few, wish I had all of them. Thanks for sharing! I used to be on your blog list but seem to have been deleted. Could you add me again.
Hugs
Ann Robbins

julie laz said...

Beautiful, just beautiful sue, big crafty hugs Julie laz xxx