Friday, 9 December 2016

Christmas Double Days

Hello crafters!  We are counting down now with only a few more Christmas double days left before the big day.  First up is a black and white card.  I cut the Cottage Scenes in white and slightly overlapped them.  I cut the Starry Night background in black and used it as a backdrop for the cottages.  I added a piece of Icicle card to show through the stars and moon.  I left a bit of card below the cottages for my snowman.  I cut the Snowman Snowglobe Scene and nipped away the scene, keeping just the snowman.  I used the die to emboss the design into another piece of white card and I hand trimmed the backing for just the snowman from it.  I added him with mounting foam in the corner.  Using the Merry Christmas Trim die, I cut it in black and backed it with white to show through the negative cut out area.  I added it in the lower right corner.  I used Cosmic Lacquer squiggled across the leftover area and added Iced Snow to it for a frosty feel.  This also disguised the small line left from cutting the cottages.  The card was completed with white and black mats.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.










For card number two, I cut the Swirling Stars die three times in Antique Gold card.  I covered a piece of milk card with a self adhesive sticky sheet, peeled the backing off and laid down all three of them on it.  I coated the remaining exposed area with Diamond Sprinkles.  I used the Double Pierced Noble Rectangles and cut a multi layer frame out of milk card for the base and a smaller top frame of the Antique Gold card.  I seated the frame over the background and trimmed away any excess card.  I stamped a sentiment and embossed it in gold ten cut it out with the Pierced Flags die set, adding a thin matching mat with them of gold card.  I added the sentiment to the lower area of the frame and accented it with glittery poinsettias made from the Poinsettia Addition die set.  I used gold alcohol ink mixative to match the clear Dazzlers for the centres of the flowers.  Cream tulle and gold metallic linx were added as accents for the flowers.  Gold and milk mats were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x








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129 comments:

Pam said...

Wonderful cards, so gorgeous but No 1 for me today.
June hope Colin enjoyed his birthday. I want to be in your club too.
Elaine, how did Andrew get on, I too wish so much for good news for you all.
Tina, good news that Peter has found a drink he can get on with, glad the leg is going down.
Maria, gave a great time when you get home. How long are you going for.
Lynda good news that you are feeling better, I'm good too thank you.
Wheeley, hope all is well with you.
Hugs to all poorly and missing friends, hope Tina and Mick are doing okay, and to all on the blog.

Jan.moogie said...

Really love the Christmas scene card it is right up my alley, the other one is rather good too. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, both beautiful but number 1 just takes it.
Nancyd xx

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards as always but the second is my favourite today.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two beautiful cards.I send the sentiments back to you,
Merry Christmas, and may your Christmas sparkle and shine.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, I love your double Christmas Fridays, you show such gorgeous cards, and these two are fabulous. I have to say that number 2 is my favourite. Have a great day all. Bx

DeCor said...

Gorgeous cards for Christmas. Thank you Sue for so many inspiring cards. Have tried quite a few for Christmas cards. It is so great to be able to go toyour examples especially if hit a dry spot! Happy day to all

DeCor said...

Gorgeous cards for Christmas. Thank you Sue for so many inspiring cards. Have tried quite a few for Christmas cards. It is so great to be able to go toyour examples especially if hit a dry spot! Happy day to all

Karen Derbyshire, said...

2 lovely cards Sue. Impossible to choose a favourite.

Karen Drew said...

Loving a double helping of inspiration on a Friday. Really love both cards. Can't choose between them
Have a good day
Luv
Karen xx

auscrafts said...

Card number 2 for me today

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Two great cards,the first just edges in front for me,really Christmasy,
Good to be back,hard to leave the grandchildren behind ,now to get over the jet lag,
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I'm still trying to get my breath back after John's show where nothing was on his side, first the family tree then the worst possible ever happened on live tv ! My heart is still out of rhythm, poor chap, I'd have been mortified, in fact I was.
Today's doubles, I loved playing with my die, I don't have the village scene I have the small background but to put gold card behind the windows bought the card alive, with the iced snow and golden card for lighting just made me feel warm and cosy, the second card is also very beautiful, I love how you used the swirling die, it's really pretty, and of course you can't ignore the stunning sugared pointsettia. This IS Christmas.
Ending with my usual hug for the day and hope it's a good one xxx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Two lovely offerings today, but no 1 edges it for me in the Christmas stakes!!!!
Peter is off to the Hospital today to get his tube changed.
Love to Pam, June and all you crafters
Tina T xxxx

Anonymous said...

Two great cards, Sue, but such different designs and can't choose a favourite today. Have loved all the double days, could happily go on all year (next, that is!)
Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

TDQ Karen said...

Love the cards especially the second one, with the lovely shower of stars x

Netty The Runner said...

Sue these cards are absolutely beautiful, I adore them.
Annette x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two stunning cards but the second one is definitely my favourite, I love the sparkle, and the frames are just perfect. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Two beautiful cards ,love the gold.
Jan x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love both of these cards, the gold one is very elegant, but the first one is my favourite. Love and hugs to all Alison xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Both of these cards are gorgeous. I love the metallic coil on the second one.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Two fabulous designs and both with a beautiful sparkly accents.
I love both but would have to select number two as my favourite just for its more modern twist. X

Debra K. said...

Two fabulous cards today Sue! I love both equally. Debra x

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards Sue but the second just pipped the post . As always I hope everyone has a nice weekend. JJxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of these Christmas cards are gorgeous. There is not long to go now. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

A Happercrafter6 said...

Two pretty cards - love all the bling.
Jan
Northampton

Dragonsnap2 said...

Two wonderful cards today. I'm so far behind this year - such a lot has happened recently - that I'm still making my Christmas cards!
Happy crafting.
D xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards. I must try snipping out the snowman.
B xx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Two beautiful cards so different but I love them both
Marion S xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two stunning cards-my favourite is the second one as I love the background.

Michele

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Lovely cards today I think no. 2 wins by a tad for my, just because I just love poinsettias!

Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

Chris Curry said...

Love both cards. Hard to choose a favourite but I think the first one just takes it. Thank you Sue. Xx

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue both gorgeous in their own rights xx hazel

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,

Beautiful cards as always Sue from your fantastic imagination.
Mine seems to have disappeared at the moment, methinks my inbox is too full.

Have been so busy with various Christmas craft stalls, now in a bit of a lull so can take stock and sort out my personal Christmas cards.

Gurt big squashy ((((((HUGS)))))) to all in need of one or just because....

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Barbara (C) said...

Two lovely cards today and cannot choose between them....inspiring as usual...BarbaraC

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Two stunning cards this morning. I love them both , as always you have a great eye for colour.
Hugs and well wishes all round. Wendy

IVY Cheong said...

Hmmmmmm love both the cards, impossible to choose. Ivy Cx

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Clare W said...

GM Sue. 2 lovely cards as always. The first just pips it for me.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Two gorgeous cards for Christmas.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful cards Sue.

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Two gorgeous cards today, I especially like the second one and might have a go at doing my version of this.
Thanks for the inspiration
Maggie

karenlotty said...

Both cards ate gorgeous but perhaps because I have these dies, number two is my favourite xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Both cards are gorgeous but number one is just in front for me!
Hugs x
Heather T

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi sue two gorgeous cardsto day but no.2 does it foe me i love the sparkle have a happy day .
Catherine .xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards today, it's a really difficult choice for a favourite so I will just say I love them both. I have done scene cards myself this year for some cards but backed them with blue rather than black and of course added sparkle! The second one is a crowd pleaser though with sparkle and a poinsettia. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and Mick Tina and Peter Elaine and Andrew June Sharon and Tracey xxxxx

Theresa said...

Good Morning Sue and all your crafty crew
Lovely cards sue love both of them have to say though that the Christmas scene is so festive
Hope everyone is ready for the big day it's just around the corner
I'm not ready but I am sure that it will be fine Just having a quiet one this year no running around like I don't know what .
June I hope Colin had a wonderful birthday yesterday I Managed the hairdressers Without breaking my neck with the crutches June lol

Hugs to all that need one have a lovely day
Theresa G Xx

Suemac said...

Two beautiful cards again today

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two exquisite cards today, I think the first one is my favourite. I love the little houses & the snowman. Yvonne xx

foxyg said...

Two beauties Sue, but the second one just pips the post for me.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Two great cards, don't think I can choose between them. Do you think we could postpone Christmas fir a month so I can catch up!!

Love Rosemarie X X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another two brilliant cards and both so different, but the second card is one I would make as I always love poinsettias in whatever shape, colour or form. I like the way you have used the swirls too. Thank you for giving us so many brilliant ideas. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx







Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,two equally stunning cards .The second card does it for me ,I do love "sparkle & shine " at Christmas .Thanks for sharing. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two beauties today the first one for me as it looks so cold and frosty.

Lynda , great news that you are feeling better.

June ,hope Colin had a great day, i wish i was in your craft club ,i would so look forward to your craft get together's and outings.

Good news and a little let down for Andrew yesterday my friends , the good being that Andrews blood results potassium etc etc are all excellent and he is going ahead with the chemo today, the little let down is ,,,he was not booked in for the scan , they have assured Andrew he will have the scan before Christmas but may not get the results until the new year ,he was terrible disappointed not to have had the scan yesterday, so much so that he forgot to ask how many treatments he needed WHAT ? he hopes someone will be able to tell him today .

Lots of love and hugs to all
Take care
Elaine H X


Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two fabulous Christmas Beauties !! I absolutely adore 'scene' cards, so there is no guessing which card is my absolutely favourite haha !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
I love both cards, but your poinsettias are among my very favourite dies and so the second is my choice, love this elegant look.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Iris Harborne said...

Two very lovely cards. Really like black and white, but never managed to make 1 I was really happy with. The look is simply stunning.

Iris Harborne said...

Two very lovely cards. Really like black and white, but never managed to make 1 I was really happy with. The look is simply stunning.

June Horrocks said...

Stunning both of them these cards are Christmas for me the first one tellls it's own story number two is it's the flowers wow !!!!!
Love June horrocks xxxxxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I will miss your Friday Christmas double days love both cards today but the second one just edges in the lead because I can see the edger die being used in celebration cards throughout the year. Elaine good news about potassium levels pity about the scan.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue. I love both cards but the black and white is my favourite. love Jean Z xxx

Anne said...

Two gorgeous cards, Sue - the second one just edges it for me.

Anne (Northampton)

marg said...

Hello Sue
Two beautiful cards thank you
Love Marg

Donita Naylor said...

Why, oh why didn't I order the swirling stars? Who knew it could be used as a background! Beautiful!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two gorgeous dies, I have the used the cottage dies so much this year they are so pretty when iced up.
Lydia
X

gwen70 said...

Two stunning cards Sue, love them both

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Two gorgeous cards today both very different so I really can't choose between them I love them both I have used the cottages die for a few of my special Christmas cards & they always turn out so well
Elaine sorry Andrew didn't get his scan let's hope they arrange one soon
Theresa well done getting to the hairdresser on your crutches they're not the easiest things to manage!
Sending best wishes to all

Anonymous said...

Two superb cards today Sue and so different in technique. My favourite has to be no.1 a true Christmas scene.
VC x

Kate's Cards said...

Like both but love card one!

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards, number one is my favourite.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the snowman and winter scene, and the stars and flowers! The snowman is my favorite though, as I am partial to anything with a snowman design!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two perfectly gorgeous cards today and I really do love them both. Because I have the cottage dies (and have made several cards with them) the first one is just a smidgeon ahead but I also love the glittered poinsettias and the way you have used the swirling stars so I really would not like to choose between them.

Thinking of all our missing Wilsonettes especially Wheely & Billy, Laine and Princess Pixie.

Frances

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful pair of cards for us today. I can't believe that we've only got a couple of weeks left u till the big day will be here. I love both cards today but I think number one just passes the post first for me...pretty sure it was down to the snowman in the end lol.
I was very surprised when I went down to town yesterday to find it almost empty. It was almost a pleasure shopping (not my favourite passtime). I'm thinking that it will be busy this weekend with a Christmas food fair on the piazza. I've vowed not to set foot down there until after the festivities now...bah Humbug! I just hate the crowds of frantic shoppers pushing you out of the way especially when it's just a few days to go and they realise they don't have their veggies yet lol.
Happy Friday everyone.
Bejay xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two gorgeous cards.
Rosemary xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, two beautiful Xmas cards I hope you are well ahead with all your Xmas planning and Im sure your friends and family are so lucky to receive such gorgeous cards. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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

Beryl Treble said...

Two lovely cards Sue.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous cards again, with the first one being my favourite. Those cottage scenes are just lovely.
Hugs, Rose

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely Christmas cards!
Impossible to choose a favorite, they are both just gorgeous :))

SueJ said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, I have all the dies to recreate the first one which I love best.

Disco Queen said...

Stunning card Sue.

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

I've always loved the scene on the first card, and still do. Your second card is gorgeous, and I love the colour combo

June x

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
both cards are wonderful.
What a great idea using the swirly stars as a background. I have this die but never that of it as a background.
Rolf xxx

ursula said...

Two stunning cards today, especially No.2, just love it, thank you Sue....just ordered the swirly stars background to recreate this....luv Ursula xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love both cards!...I have the Cottage Scene dies and had so much fun using them but sadly there were not enough pennies left to add the Swirling Stars to my festive dies order and of course I'm now kicking myself having seen the way you used that die for the background on the second card...maybe I can treat myself in January...

Izzy

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. I love them both for different reasons. Not sure I like the black sky in the first one, think I would prefer dark blue.

julie laz said...

Well sue, how you think up all these cards I will never no, crafty hugs Julie xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards but is the sparkle and shine for me

Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, sorry late on parade today as been to have my hair cut so I don't look like a hippie any more now. Two really gorgeous cards today, oh I so love them and so happy that I have the dies so that I can have a play. Both equal in their own right.

Sue you would have been so proud of John yesterday when he had a big mishap live on screen when the top came off of the glue, the white went everywhere but what a true professional he di not panic, just carried on and repaired as much as he could and said he would finish the rest off in the break, well when you saw the repaired card you would not have guessed any mishap happened.

Tina T hope all goes well with Peter today at the hospital to have his tubes changed.

Elaine, you would be more then welcome to come along to our craft group, (we laugh so much you might have to bring some tenna's shushhhh). Good new about potassium levels and good luck to Andrew with his chemo today, hopefully he will remember to ask how many he has to have.

Special hugs Theresa G, you must have had a busy day yesterday with the hairdressers and everything so try and get some rest today,

Thank you from my hubby Colin who had a wonderful birthday yesterday.


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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards. Both are beautiful in their own way. I like them both just as much.

Barbara V

Sue MacFall said...

Great cards, love them both but especially the gold one. Just love the soft colour.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Like them both but love the first one. Haven't been able to get to grips with the background die used here. Going to give it another go now

Jean said...

Gorgoeus!

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Not too keen on the first card, but I do like the second one.
margaret xx

Theresa Pace said...

oh i do love both of these cards. the first one is so cute and i love it in black and white. the second is just pure elegance and lusciousness, hugs xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty friends.

Two equally stunning cards. My fav is the swirly stars tho as I've got the die. Will try this for next year lol.

Wishing everyone well lots of love n hugs xx

Karin van eijk said...

2 gorgeous cards Sue
Gr Karin

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two wonderful cards sue x the snowman is so cute and looks great with the starry sky behind him x the second is so elegant and such a fantastic idea to use the swirling stars as the background , its gorgeous x thanks sue for your inspiration x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Both are lovely but number one is my absolute favorite! Black and white always makes my heart sing and this is one fabuloso creation! LOVE it lots! TFS!

CraftyJo said...

Two beauties - love the first one ;)

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
Just A Quick Comment Today Its Been Really Hectic....
I'm Truly Loving Your Tremendous Christmas Double Friday's, Each And Every Card Has Been A Masterpiece
I Just Love The First As I Have These Dies I've Cut The Sky Out Of The Wonderful Shiny Dark Blue Card Just Outstanding
Love Number Two Sadly I Don't Have These Dies This Card Is Extremely Striking
But I Love This Awesome Card
Take Care Sue
Wonderful Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your snowman looks so happy! It has been snowing here this morning - an unexpected snow. I don't think there will be enough snow to make a snowman from today's snow, but winter is still far from being over. It sure is COLD. Brrrrrrrrrrrr. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love both, but the first just edges it for me as its a bit fun....

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two Lovely Cards. I love the Starry Night background used on the first Card and the monochrome colour. I really like the Swirling Stars die on the second Card and the sparkle. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Scottydog said...

Two great cards today that it is difficult to choose between them, in fact I don't think I can! Will certainly miss the inspiration you have been giving us for Christmas, only two more Fridays to go - can't believe it! Thank you Sue.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Only two more Fridays! I can't believe it! I love the Christmas Friday twofers! I love both today but my favourite is the second one! I love that background ! You are clever!
Love to all! Myra xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous cards, love them both :-) Hugs xxx

liz spooner said...

Both beautiful but the second just tops it.xx

sued99 said...

I love both of these and I'm sure anyone would be happy to receive them. X

Fiki said...

stunning work!
hugs

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two wonderful Christmas cards on show today. Number 1 is my favourite though. Anyone would love to receive either. My word how quickly Christmas is creeping up on us.

Dawn Holben said...

Sue you have come with another two stunning christmas cards.
I absolutely love them both, i love all the detail of the houses and the night skye in the first one and i love the stars background and the flower in the second one.
I am going to miss the christmas double days until next year.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous gorgeous cards, both of them
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love both the cards today. I have all the dies to enable me to replicate the first one but unfortunately I couldn't decide whether to get the swirling stars die and now, having seen the card you have made with it, I wish I had.

Lisbeth

Crafti Moggie said...

Hi Sue, two fabulous cards, each one has it's own merits and i would be pleased to receive either one.

The dies you have used are great and I love the way you have used the swirling stars die.

Many thanks for the inspiration.

Narrowboat girl said...

Two fab cards Sue. I have most of the dies in the first card & have used them in most of my cards this Christmas

Marianna Hammer said...

Beautiful beautiful cards !!

gailgale said...

Love. Love, love, your Christmas dies.
Wonderful card.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are gorgeous.....if I had to pick a favourite then the first one would just nudge in front....but they are both adorable!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Two gorgeous cards. Couldn't possibly choose a favourite as I love them both. love the swirling stars background on the second card and the peacefulness of the first. Xx

Eunice said...

Love both cards. Each is different in their own way. Thanks for the ideas!

Sandy H said...

Two lovely cards today. The snowman on the first is so cute but I just love the beautiful poinsettias and the gorgeous swirling stars background on the second card.

Elaine, a pity that Andrew's scan wasn't booked in but it's great to hear that his blood results were so good.

Take care everyone.

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
love both cards today. x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Another fabulous twofer, both so inspirational, love my village dies and have never thought to use the stars as a background - thank you Sue
Hugs
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I look forward every day to see what beautiful card or cards that you have made. I just love love love your cards, you are so cleaver and talanted. I am building up my die stash lots of crafty hugs ann

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two fab cards love that cute snowman

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Two beautiful cards Sue. I love the snowman too.

Thanks Sue for all the good ideas that you give us all.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

Littlelamb said...

Sorry didn't get to comment yesterday. Both lovely cards. Don't have any of the dies. Need to remedy that

Pawprintx4 said...

Both are beautiful as usual. I am going to vote for number two because using the swirling stars die repeatedly was unexpected.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone,
Stephanie K
SC/USA