Friday, 28 July 2017

Christmas Double Day

Hello bloggers!  It is that time again!  The Friday Christmas double days!  I know it is still July, but I have so many Christmas card samples to share with you this year, that I need to get started so I can get them all in.  I have decided to start with a double bill of the 2017  Christmas Angel die.  I really love the way she came out and I'm quite proud to show her off!  This first sample is quite lavish and totally over the top, but I liked it too.  I started by covering a piece of card with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing off and covered the page with Summer Meadow Gilding Flakes.  I used the Twinkle Star Background to cut the stars out of it and backed it with a piece of black gloss card.  I did put a few of the stars back into place behind the sentiment to help make it a bit more readable though.  I used the Double Pierced Noble Squares to make a thin black frame that I added with foam.  I cut the Merry & Bright out of black gloss card and glued it into the upper corner.  I cut the angel out of gold mirror card and added her to the left side of the card.  Poinsettias were cut in three different sizes out of gold mirror card and arranged on opposite corners with Berry boughs cut from black card.  White, gold mirror card and black mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

Card number two is actually my personal favourite angel card.  I started by cutting the Garland Edger on both sides of the card.  I cut two more out of black card and used them as shadows behind the white ones before adding a piece of vintage gold card behind them both.  For the focal element, I cut a multi layer frame using the dies from both the Noelle Frame and the Holy Lattice Frame.  I cut the Twinkle Star Background out of white card and added a black backing to it, then seated the frame over it and trimmed away the excess around the edges.  I added that to the centre of the card and cut the Merry & Bright to go in the middle of it.  I cut the Christmas Angel out of Vintage Gold card and added her with foam to the side of the frame. Two poinsettias were added to the opposite corner made from the Poinsettia Additions die set.   White, black and vintage Gold card mats and layers were added to complete the card.  Finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Happy Friday Sue and all,and a beautiful pair of cards to boot, love ithem, both gorgeous.
HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY Andrew, let's hope you are feeling better so that you can celebrate your special day
Elaine, I bet your family laughed at you but it happens to us all, although I haven't done it with a birthday yet. Fingers crossed I don't get my daughters Sikver Wedding on 29th Aug and her birthday on 30th mixed up. Im making her cards whilst on my 2 weeks leave, also a Coral Anniversary card fir my friends Gary and Diane.
June your breakfast sounded yummy, what a good hubby you have.
Carmen, hope you have a wonderful vacation, relax and enjoy. Crewe Trish , you have a great time too, it will do you good.
Stephanie, always so lovely to read how people love seeing a Sue card in the flesh.
Myra thanks for letting me know about Norah, wish she would slow down and not get too stressed, it really isn't good for her.
Donita you do make me laugh, you gave such a way with words.
Maureen and George, hope you are feeling better, Bejsy too, bug hugs.
Daily hugs to all, thinking of all our poorly and missing friends.

hettygarlick said...

Those cards are gorgeous. I really love the angel. x

Denise Bryant said...

Elegant cards! I love gold for the holidays!

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh yes I love the Christmas double days and you have not disappointed us with these 2 samples, both are equally as nice as the other although the 2nd one just edges it for me.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, you compact everything so well for us, I will pop over to yesterday blog to have a read later.

Yes he is a super hubby, moans a lot but he looks after me well.

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

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. The day I've been waiting for - Christmas double day is back! Two beautiful versions using this year's gorgeous angel, couldn't possibly choose a favourite.
Echoing Pam's comments again today. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, I love Christmas double days and today's shows off your Christmas Angel a treat. They are both beautiful but my favourite is the second .
Marion S x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much for two beautiful cards.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great cards Sue, the second one is my favourite.

Karen Drew said...

Two stunning cards. I am loving the star background
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. You have made my day Sue i can't wait for your Christmas Double Day Fridays, they can't come around quickly enough for me or am i just a sad case lol but i dont care i just love christmas. These two cards are stunning and i couldn't pick a favourite as one is as nice as the other. I do love your 2017 Christmas Angel the detail is beautiful just like the other Angels which i have. These are really special cards. Is there any chance you could make a card with all your Angels on and put it on the blog for inspiration. Thank you Sue and really looking forward to Fridays now lol.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Two gorgeous Christmas cards today. Both are beautiful but I think the second one is my favourite.

Barbara V

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and All You Wild Wilsonettes,

These are both so grand!!! Makes me happy I got the starry background. Still maintaining my anti-poinsettia stance, but I did relent with the checkerboard poinsettia striplet. Gotta say I like the outlined ones better than the larger plain ones with that fold up the middle. You're going to win me over yet, aren't you?

Theresa Pace, whenever I see your picture, I think it's me.

Apparently the state was holding some unclaimed money for me. I think I had a credit card company on automatic payment long after it was paid off. So I claimed it and the check arrived yesterday. Guess what I'll be spending it on? I should get a bumper sticker that says: My other car is a box of dies from the U.K.

Happy Friday, jolly crafters. And if you're feeling poorly instead of jolly, well, here's some hugs and blessings.



Debra K. said...

Out of the two I prefer the second card as it's less fussy and elegant looking. Debra x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Lovely double day cards there both lovely but I prefer the second one myself.

I reiterate all Pam has said and send love and healing hugs to all that need them

Have a good day all

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all. WOW two stunning christmas cards this morning . Its never to early as I love looking at your christmas cards. I love the gilding flakes you used on the first card. The fall out stars would well be worth keeping with them covered in the flakes. The Angel looks stunning cut out of gold mirror card. I have been cutting the twinkle star back ground at the moment and saved all the fall out stars.
The second card is also stunning. I love how you have you have the frame dies and twinkle star in the back ground. Once again the Angel is stunning. Thank you for sharing your cards this morning.
Crafty hugs.... Wendy

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great cards. Love both.

Netty The Runner said...

Both cards are fab Sue. I don't mind Christmas cards at all, keep bringing them to us, the lord the merrier.x
Annette x

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards,can't choose a favourite both are amazing.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning sue
Love the double Christmas days.Great start two wonderful angel cards.The second just has the edge for me.
Thanks Jan x

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful card but no.2 has to be my favourite.
Catherine V94 xx

BenteS said...

Wow, gorgeous both of them!
The angel is so beautiful, and I almost can't wait to start using her for my Christmas cards :))
My favorite: #2!!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, both cards are fab, very contemporary colour combo, I think my favourite is number 2. Looking forward to the festive card inspiration to come. Bx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two lovely cards-love the star background.


Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards today. I have the angel but will have to get the star die.
I can't wait to start my Christmas cards.
Evis M.

ethansnanna said...

What a lovely start to Friday; Christmas double days
have arrived! My favourite is the second one; not as
fussy as the first, but both superb!

Doreen x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Lovely cards!

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful angels, love both cards, the second has the edge, was sorting out my craft room yesterday, it was a shocker, and discovered your first angel and stamp so put her to one side ready for Christmas crafting. She must have been looking to be found.xx

Scottydog said...

What a lovely surprise, a Christmas Doubleday! I agree with you & prefer the second card, not quite so busy. Thank you .Sue.

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful can D's, the second one is my favourite. Love the starry background x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards, number two is my favourite.
B xx

Anne said...

Love the star background, Sue. The second card is my favourite.

Anne (Northampton)

Chris Curry said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue. As you say the first one is very lavish and I can think of the perfect recipient, but I think the second one is my favourite. Love it. Thank you, have a lot very weekend. Xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
What a lovely surprise to find that the Christmas double days have begun! Both cards are stunning and I'm unable to choose a favourite. X

Anne Crawford said...

Two stunning cards, I love the background !
Anne xo

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Two very expensive looking cards. I think I prefer the second one. Haven't started on my Christmas cards yet, but will have to soon.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a treat, double Christmas card Friday. Two lovely cards, but no 2 is my favourite too, less fussy and easier to see things.. I feel a shaker card coming soon with all the fall away stars! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments again today. Happy dance as you leave work tonight for you xx
Donita I had to chuckle at the poinsettia- resistance is futile, but them now because you know by the time they arrive you will be a changed person and will have to have them! Xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Both beautiful cards love Jean Z xxxxxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both beautiful - your angel dies are so original, but like you number two is my fav....

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Two lovely lovely Christmas cards this morning. Can't believe it is slowly creeping up on us. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Both cards are lovely but No 2 is my preferred one!
Love Marg

karenlotty said...

How poignant for me today Today is my angel's birthday They're both stunning cards and you've made my favourite versions of Poinsettia too

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sueand everyone
Ohh I do love the Christmas double days and what a wonderful start
I have your angel die but not the star background yet lol it looks to be a very versatile die
Thank you for the added inspiration in my case it is needed
Happy 50th Birthday to Andrew Elaine hope your senior moments have passed now lol
Enjoy your time off Pam a bit of crafting perfect
Hugs to all that need one
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, I love this time of the year when we start to see all your designs for Christmas cards, and double day is brilliant.
Two beautiful cards today using your Christmas Angel but so different, difficult to choose a favourite.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great double Christmas cards, love them both.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards for us today and they are both simply stunning. Love this years Angel. I hoe everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie X X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what amazing cards today. The first card is very opulent but I prefer the second card. Still too early in the year for me to be thinking of Christmas but I love seeing all your samples. Sending best wishes

SueJ said...

I enjoy the Xmas double days.
Both cards a superb, love this angel, the best yet.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Love your Angel's with the second one being my favourite as the first is a bit too fussy for me. Yvonne xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful Christmas cards ,love them both equally.

Pam,What am i like ? , i have appointments and Birthday dates all over the place this next two months ,tis no wonder i am in a tizzy some times , it is Helen's Birthday tomorrow so they have decided we are having a BBQ on Sunday for family and friends , then the close family are going to take them both out for a meal,when Andrew feels up to .
Bet you are looking forward to your break ,have a lovely time making those special cards .
We have a busy day today so i will echo you again Pam .

Take care everyone
Big hugs to all
Elaine H X

Crafty Cruiser said...

The second one is definitely the one I would go for. The first is too dark for me, although in lighter colours I think it would suit my personal taste. The structure of both cards is really lovely.
Doreen R

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely surprise to open your blog and find the Christmas Double Days have started!...I've really fallen for this year's Angel, I think it must be all that texturing on her gown...difficult to choose a favourite though but although I would normally go for the clean and simple look of card 2 for some reason I'm drawn to the OTT version of the first must be the gilding flakes background!

Elaine - I told you that would happen didn't I!, I asked my sister how she was getting on with her new Gemini and she gives it the thumbs-up - and a very Happy Birthday to Andrew, hope he's feeling sparky enough today to enjoy his day.

Donita - Just bite the bullet and go for the Poinsettia Additions set first - that gives you three sizes of flower, each with it's own open outline die and of course the solid flower shapes aren't just for Christmas - they can be used all-year round too, so a good investment, especially if you're using money you didn't even know you had!...go for it.



The first design could be done in a different colour combo to make it less OTT, but like the idea. The 2nd one is my favourite. I must get on - only made one card so far!! Thanks Sue x

Sarah Wrightson said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful cards. Love the Angel die xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. So pleased that from a beautiful christmas card sent to you from a blog friend stamped with this beautiful Angel inticed you to create your 2017 limited addition Angel. For me too this is my favourite out of the two-far.
May your day be full of happiness laughter love and sunshine xxx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Both lovely cards but my favourite is the first one.
As it is so opulent it would have to be for someone special.

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue she is a beautiful angel I love using her imagine receiving that beauty for Christmas the card is so rich in colour
Thank you love always xxxxxxx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Another WOW from me, the first card is so dramatic, opulent and I love the angel

I think the second card is also my favourite too, it's so very elegant

June x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Two very gorgeous cards, wonderful angel.

Happy 50th Andrew !
Wishing everyone a lovely day. Many hugs to all and special
once to our poorly friends.
Must shoot, meeting Sharon C. for a coffee. Hope we get along Lol
Maria x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
How Could You Expect Us To Choose Between Two Stupendous Christmas Cards.....
What A Wonderful Way To Start A Friday With Not One But Two Magnificent
Christmas Cards, I Must Say I Love Both Of These Unique Cards.
I'm Thrilled To Say I've Got The Products Used In Today's Card The Twinkle Star Background
Is Exceptional, I Just Love This Years Angel I Have Them From Previous Years, So What I Will Do
Is Change Them Around.
It's Like Denise .T. Mentioned, You Showing Us Your Extremely Exquisite Christmas Cards Can't Come Quickly
Enough As I Also Am Another Very Sad Case I Love Making Christmas Cards Lol!!!
Beautiful Products I Love The Poinsettias/Berry Boughs, I Love Using Gilding Flakes!
I Will Mix This Years New Cutting Dies With Previous Years, Also Beautiful Stamps From Phill Martin.
Sue, Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Today's Extremely Exquisite Christmas Cards
Thank You For The Christmas Card Inspiration I Really Do hope There Is Lots More To Come
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two fabulous cards, each one different, each one beautiful !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

ursula said...

Don't even want to think about Christmas yet, but always have so many cards to make, should make a start....these two are most beautiful Sue, but number two is my favourite, looks more clean and appealing, not that the first is not lovely, it is....thank you, have bought this angel and will certainly make use of it....luv Ursula xx

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Well this is my first "Christmas blog" and I am loving the idea of double Christmas Fridays.
These two angel cards are lovely. My favourite is the second one but I think the first one would be lovely with a different colour other than black.Me and my black!!!!.
Elaine wish Andrew a very happy birthday today from me and Helen for tomorrow, goodness you do have a few busy days, hope Andrew is feeling better.Sending you all love and hugs.
Pam I bet you can't wait for clocking off time tonight.You go rest girl and forget all about those monsters at work.sending love and hugs.
Crewe Trish and Donita sending you both love and hugs
Donita what is it you don't Ike about ponsettia s? I love them and have all the sets plus background and effective. I won't send you a Christmas card with them on then or shall I ????? Lol !!!
Well Sue I am officially overdrawn due to buying your dies and cosmic shimmer products. Hubby is not pleased so will have to stop for a while. Think I have all the Christmas ones now except the woodland collection which will somehow slip into my collection one day !!!!
Love and hugs to. You all xxxxxxxxxxx

rosemary powell said...

Background and effective?? Meant to be ef !!! Predictive txt is a pain on the butt !!!!

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Well this is my first "Christmas blog" and I am loving the idea of double Christmas Fridays.
These two angel cards are lovely. My favourite is the second one but I think the first one would be lovely with a different colour other than black.Me and my black!!!!.
Elaine wish Andrew a very happy birthday today from me and Helen for tomorrow, goodness you do have a few busy days, hope Andrew is feeling better.Sending you all love and hugs.
Pam I bet you can't wait for clocking off time tonight.You go rest girl and forget all about those monsters at work.sending love and hugs.
Crewe Trish and Donita sending you both love and hugs
Donita what is it you don't Ike about ponsettia s? I love them and have all the sets plus background and effective. I won't send you a Christmas card with them on then or shall I ????? Lol !!!
Well Sue I am officially overdrawn due to buying your dies and cosmic shimmer products. Hubby is not pleased so will have to stop for a while. Think I have all the Christmas ones now except the woodland collection which will somehow slip into my collection one day !!!!
Love and hugs to. You all xxxxxxxxxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I love Christmas Fridays seeing all your lovely dies in action, two beautiful cards and I think the second one just has the edge for me
Pam echoing you again and I hope you, Crewe Trish And Carmen all enjoy your holidays

Sending love and hugs to everyone

sued99 said...

I love both of these though the second is my favourite. X

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, goody goody, it's Christmas double day Fridays again. Your first card is indeed 'over the top' - I don't mind that but the overall impression is a bit too dark for me. The second card however is gorgeous and I love it. Your angel is beautiful and I much prefer this cleaner design.

Donita - an unexpected windfall, how lovely and what else would you buy with it if not Sue's dies? I love the idea of your bumper sticker!
Elaine - Happy Birthday today for Andrew and for Helen tomorrow. Hope the BBQ goes well and that you get to enjoy your family meal very soon.


Kate's Cards said...

Christmas in July!!! Ok I looked and they are brill. xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two beautiful cards, can't choose between them.
Rosemary xx

Rose in Chester said...

Wow Sue, these are gorgeous, love your angel, too. And that edger is one of my favourites. Impossible to choose between the white and the gold one. So glad I don't have to and looking forward to your other xmas cards.....
MUST get started on mine............
Hugs, Rose

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous Christmas cards. Both beautiful and elegant with your angel, the first very opulent and rich. I have to agree with you and say the second is my favourite too.

Diane King said...

Love these cards x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning cards, love them both, love angels, so perfect for Christmas.
Di B., x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous cards and fabulous designs Sue. love the dies
Gr Karin

Sue MacFall said...

Two beautiful and very different cards. Thank you Sue.

Laura O' Connor said...

Two great cards .love the star background. It is fantastic. Laura O

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tfs
Elizabeth Bennett

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue both of your Christmas cards are stunning. The dies are amazing. Have a wonderful weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love your angel this year. I think it is the best one yet. I can't decide which one of the cards I like the best. Not too sure about the stars though, I know you were designing dies that would work all year round, but they don't say Christmas to me, sorry.


val jones said...

Hi Sue. Two stunning cards. Love the angel and the pretty background.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

I love both cards. I have the angel & Merry & Bright but looks like the twinkling star die is a must. I think I have to vote on the first as my favorite. That one is over the top special but both are beautiful.
Everyone, have a wonderful weekend. I plan on staying home and crafting!
Stephanie K

CraftyJo said...

Both lovely :)

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, love both of these, but number two is my favourite, live the colours and elegance of it x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two beautiful Christmas cards made with the delightful 2017 Christmas Angel

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Jean said...

Simply beautiful!

Littlelamb said...

Two beautiful cards Sue. Thank you. These two dies are both on my wish list. Will probably get them at Ally Pally now which isn't that far away. Happy Birthday to Andew and Helen. August is a busy month for me for birthdays so must get making the cards. First one needed for Tuesday then they go on to the end of the month. Always say I will start Christmas cards 1st September but September is just as busy for birthdays. Will just have to make a start soon. Have a lovely break Pam and echoing your comments today.

barbara macaskill said...

Breathtakingly stunning! I am thankful that I don't have to choose a favorite because these are equally amazing in their own ways! Loving the color palette and placement of the elements! Totally mind blowing!
I love Christmas 🎄 double days! The bring twice as much happy, happy, joy, joy to our lives! TFS!

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love these cards. Thinking about starting my Christmas cards tomorrow.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Two fabulous cards. I love the texture on this years angel. I refuse to think too much about Christmas yet though.
Thoughts, prayers and gentle hugs to all those in need.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Eunice said...

Two wonderful cards Sue, but my fav has to be the second one. Love the simplicity of it.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Have been away for a bit but what a delight to see that it's Double Christmas Friday. This year's angel is simple lovely and your cards today show her off so well. Like you I prefer the second one more, I think the more simplistic style shows off the elegance of the angel better.

Hope that everyone has a lovely weekend.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Dawn Holben said...

OH WOw Sue these are two stunning christmas cards showing off your beautiful
2017 angel, i love the detail on her.
I was meaning to start on christmas and then found out i have a serious health
condition and all thoughts off christmas have gone out of my head and it is the last thing i can think about at the moment.
But i have really enjoyed seeing these two beauties and look forward to seeing the rest.
I always love christmas double days.

Sandy G said...

Two lovely cards Sue, especially the second one. Thanks for sharing.

liz spooner said...

Very unusual cards Sue, but lovely.xx

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue x xhazel

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Two very beautiful Christmas cards for us today, with your gorgeous 2017 angel.
She is stunning.
Hope you have a good weekend. Hugs Brenda XXX

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

What a way to kick off a twofer Friday!!!!
Both stunning in their own right but I just love the luxurious look of the first one. Gilding flakes all the way lol x

Judy Hollers said...

A beautiful angel for both of these beautiful cards! Christmas will be here before we know it!

Barbara said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards!
I love all the extravagance of the first one, its just stunning and would need to go to someone who can appreciate bling!!!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue how wonderful to have the first Christmas double day I love them! Two very lovely card the angel is so beautiful Difficult to decide on a favourite they are both lovely
Dawn so sorry to hear you have a problem with your health do hope you are getting lots of support sending you big hugs
Donita how lovely to have an unexpected windfall you have chosen the best items to spend it on1 Go on buy a poinsettia die they are lovely
Elaine I hope the barbecue goes well and you all enjoy the birthday celebrations
Hope you all have a good weekend

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I thought I'd left a comment earlier but I was interrupted a lot today in what I was trying to achieve!
I can't believe we are having Christmas Fridays already! Where has the year gone?! I really like both cards but the second is my favourite! I love this Angel and I've said it before but I think she is my favourite. Strangely enough I have cut her out in silver and I like how the lovely grain/pattern of her dress tones the silver down a little!
Looking forward to Friday's from now onwards! Lol!
Love to everyone,
Myra( Friend of Maureen!!) xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
...yay!...I love seeing your Christmas samples!!! These too are just stunning!!!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW, WOW, WOW !!! Both of today's Christmas cards are Sooo beautiful !!! I really love them both. Your Angel looks fab on both cards. I love the Twinkle Background Die and your " Merry and Bright " sentiment. I really love your Garland die Sue. This one is on my long wish list as it is so versatile and I could see me using it all year round. Of course your new Angel Die is on my list to as I am collecting them every year. The are all so gorgeous, year after year. Fab use of gilding flakes to. I could not choose a favourite between these two cards. They are both fab. Thank you for sharing them.
I have to say that I loved yesterday's gorgeous card to. Such beautiful dies and stamps and I love the colour combo you used to. Thank you. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Two lovely Christmas cards for inspiration. My favourite would be card number 2. Xx

Viki Banaszak said...

These are wonderful holiday cards! I love the stars background and the berry bough.

Thanks for the goodies Sue. They just arrived today and I can't wait to try them out.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
So happy!! Christmas double days are back and with a bang!! Two beautiful starters so rich looking, the gold mirror card is perfect. Thinking I need the edger now lol !!!
Muriel x

Latenight SandyH said...

Two beautiful designs using the Christmas Angel. I don't start my Christmas cards until late November but I love your Christmas double days in July.
Take care everyone.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow two beauties

Jan.moogie said...

Wow two stunning cards for Christmas Sue, love them both but the drama of the first card has me hooked. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

stitchingranny said...

Two very pretty cards today.
Hugs Helen

Marie said...

Good morning all,
I do so love to get your wonderful posts every day but I could end up in the 'poor house' if I kept being tempted to buy. These 2 cards are beautiful and I have put the angel on my wish list.
With my house on the market I am trying to keep the place tidy so am not doing much crafting right now.
Happy weekend to all.

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely cards Sue

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