Friday, 18 August 2017

Christmas Double Day

Hello crafters!  I have two cards today for you that are both very nontraditional in their colour schemes.  I used Silver dream Pixie Powder on a piece of acetate mixed with Cosmic Lacquer then added wrinkled white tissue over the top.  I set it aside to dry overnight.  I cut two of the Stitched Snowflake Striplets in white and added them over a piece of the pixie powder background.  I embossed a piece of white card with the Snowflake Mosaic embossing folder.  I attached the two striplets to the sides.  I cut the snowflake tag and added it to the top of the card.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the tag set, inked the edges with Chipped Sapphire.  I sprayed it with glue and then coated it with Diamond Snow and added it to the tag.  With the remainder of the pixie powdered background, I cut the Poinsettias out of it.  I assembled them and and added them with Holly Swirls as accents.  White on white mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  9" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.







Card number two is more of a vintage style in it's colouring of dusty rose and cream.  I cut an aperture in a piece of milk card using the Noelle Frame outer die.  Next I embossed it with the Poinsettia Trellis embossing folder for texture.  I cut the Garland Edger with the larger decorative die and the smaller decorative piece out of milk card.  I cut a strip of dusty rose card and added it behind and added a strip of cream pearls between them as an accent.  I added mounting foam to the back and attached it on the lower portion of the card.  I attached a piece of sticky adhesive sheet to some milk card and attached the background to it with mounting foam.  I cut the Noelle frame in milk card and recessed it down into the aperture, then coated the remaining sticky areas with Diamond Snow.  I stamped my sentiment on milk card and cut it out with a Pierced flag, adding the next size up in rose as a mat.  I attached it across the aperture with foam, then added a Poinsettia Cluster in milk and rose as an accent.  Cream flatback pearls were added to the background and milk and rose mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x








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121 comments:

Pam said...

Hello Sue, another stunning two-fer, gorgeous. Love both but the vibrancy of No 1 edges it this week.
Donita, I'm home till the infection in the gall bladder subsides, they are still going to operate in 4-6 weeks time to take it out, as the attacks may recur and if my breathing problems worsen it can cause problems. It is usually day surgery but I would have to stay in overnight.
Maria, hope your procedure went well, and that you are feeling comfortable.
Marg, I feel for you so much, there is nothing worse than lying in bed when you hurt all over.
Elaine, thank Andrew for his well wishes and hug. I hope he is feeling more comfortable by now.
Laine, hope you are now feeling more comfortable, you've had a rough time lately.
Rosemary, hang in there, it will get better.
I haven't spoken to work yet, my daughter (DWP manager) went in to see them on Monday morning, got one of our worst managers, and told them they had to go through her for contact. They said they would ring me in hospital but Lesley said no I wasn't well enough and she is to be the only contact for now. She knows her guidance inside out lol.
Thank you all for your welcome back wishes, it's good to be back, it was such a scary episode.
Daily hugs to all, especially our poorly and missing friends.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much two beautiful cards.
For me it is the second one, I love the little border so pretty.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Two very pretty cards today, thank you
The first one is my favourite - I think it is the colours that sing out to me
Pat x

Marion Scott said...

Two great Christmas cards Sue, I love them both
Marion S x

Jan Jay said...

Hi sue, wow both of these are stunning, the first one is gorgeous love the colours and the style of it. Love the second one too, its so pretty cant decide between the two which one is my favourite love them both x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, two beautiful cards this morning, I love the vibrancy of the colour on the first, so that has to be my favourite, however the elegance of the 2nd is equally appealing. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day everyone. Bx

TDQ Karen said...

I love both of these, really hard to choose, perhaps the second for the lovely vintage feel x

Dragonsnap2 said...

Two beautiful cards today but they are so different I can't compare. They are both gorgeous.
Thoughts and prayers to all in need.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both great cards Sue, the second one is my favourite.

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards but the first is my favourite today.

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful cards Sue and so different too. Thanks for sharing, have a great day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Clai01 said...

Both lovely Sue and can't choose a favourite as both so unique and special. x

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards this morning. They are both beautiful and I am unable to choose between the two. The colours in the first one are so vibrant and the second one is so pretty.

Barbara V

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two stunning cards (as always). I've surprised myself this morning in that as much as I like the first card with the pixied background, the second more vintage one is my favorite!
Pam, hope that you continue to recover, infected gallbladders are very painful. I don't know if it's the same in hmrc, but in education if you're signed off work by a doctor if anyone in authority contacts you it can be called harassment and you can report them. Good to know that your daughter knows all the rules and can give them a taste of their own medicine! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Two stunning cards this morning , I love Fridays and having a peep at your cards. They are both so beautiful and so different. I love the colours you have created on the first card.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all..... Wendy

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Stunning cards,enjoyed looking at all of the lovely photos,
Will be missing for a few days,in for op two today on my ankle
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love both but the first is fab. Love the blue background.

Diane King said...

Lovely cards and both so different. Xx

Chris Curry said...

Two equally lovely cards and yet so different. I am a very traditional colours person for Christmas but can't really pick a favourite. I am maybe miss reading how you made the first card but have you missed any pixie powder colours out of your instructions ? It's probably me, sorry. Have a good day. Xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
Two beautiful cards this morning i couldent pick a favourate.
Catherine V94 XX

Jan Sayer said...

Both cards are lovely but number 2 is my favourite. The garland edger is the die I was lucky enough to win in the recent release. It's so pretty. Love the embossing folder.
Jan
Northampton

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Oooh! A lovely double duo! Both are beautiful designs and very different from each other. I love the vibrant colours in the Pixie Powder background! X

scrAPpamondo said...

Two fabulous creations!!

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards, both so different.
Jan x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes#

Another gorgeous double day I like them both but the 1st just has the edge for me.

Pam so pleased your home but do take care as I know how painful they are lets hope the infection goes soon and you have the op and back on your feet, sending lots of love and healing hugs xx

Sending love and healing hugs to all that are poorly or in need of them

Have a good day all
Love
Sharon
xxx

doreenj said...



Number 2 for me also; mind you, the first
is lovely in a completely different way!

Glad to read you are home, Pam, take care,




Doreen x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards, both beautiful.
B xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two gorgeous cards-the first one is my favourite. Just love that electric blue colour-it's stunning.

Michele

Suemac said...

Two stunning cards, although Blue is my favourite colour I prefer the 2nd one.

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
my favourite is card number two but only because blue is not a christmas colour for me.
Rolf xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards in there own different ways. Love the colours in the first one but card No 2 has my vote this week. The colours are so soft and gentle such a different look for Christmas. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anne said...

two great cards this morning, Sue

Anne (Northampton)

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What lovely cards for us today, I do like the vibrant first one but the second one has an edge for me, probably because of the people I send cards too. The first is more a young style, not sure some of my aunties could cope with a blue poinsettia! I do like the pixie powder background, I must be brave and have a play at this, after all it's only acetate and can be thrown away if it all goes horribly wrong! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam it's so good to have you at the top again, fancy wanting to phone you in hospital! Blooming cheek of it. Thank goodness your daughter knows her stuff, I think there might be some fun times ahead. You just concentrate on getting well enough for your operation. Xxx
Karen I hope your operation goes well xxx
Maria how did yours go? Hope you are on the road to recovery too. Xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, 2 beautiful cards today, both so different and deserve their day on the blog. I love the idea of the powders on acetate with the lacquer, I will have to have a go at this. I saw Julia doing the lacquer and stains doing the stained glass window effect, I keep saying I will try again - must get my head round it.

Pam so pleased you are getting along OK and good on your daughter, she has got her head screwed on (as my Mum used to say), your Manager certainly sounds like a nasty piece of work.

I reiterate all you have said as well.

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

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Lovely cards for us today. I think I would go for the second one, the colours go so well together.

Pam, can't believe your employers wanting to contact you in hospital. Concentrate on getting better and ignore them. Good for your daughter putting them in their place. X

Love Rosemarie X X

rosiejt said...

Both cards are lovely and so different. The colour scheme on the first card is just stunning.

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful festive cards xx

hettygarlick said...

They're both very beautiful Sue. I really must start thinking about my Christmas cards! xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - both cards have an appeal but I am drawn to the first one more as the colour is so striking and the poinsettias look so unusual. Thank you for bringing us such a diversity of styles and giving us more wonderful ideas.
YvonneMayxx

BenteS said...

Two wonderful cards today!
I love festive cards in blue and white, so this is my favorite :))
The last one has such a delicate and elegant look :))

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, it is hard to choose a favourite as I really like both but probably the vintage one just edges it. Yvonne xx

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Love both the Embossing Folders I have so many now, they make such a difference to a card. I love both for different reasons,
Thank you Pam for caring, I walk like an old lady when its bad and I'm only 73 so not ready to be wizzened yet!
Those Bosses sound like mine in Royal Sun Alliance, so nasty for woman its unbelievable that they sleep at night. So glad I retired!!!!!!
Love Marg

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, it's got to be the second for me!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

val jones said...

Two lovely cards Sue. My favourite has to be the second.
Love Val in Spain xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful stunning Christmas cards for us again , the second one is my first choice , ahh all those pearls , just stunning .

Pam so pleased your daughter is taking the stress from work off your shoulders while you recuperate , just concentrate on getting better. xxx

Karen M hope all goes well for you .

Maria i hope all went well for you chuck.

lorraine ,thank you for Andrews cuddle , he said " thank you and he sends one right back at you "
Sending big hugs to all my besties , poorly and missing friends .
Elaine H X

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Two gorgeous cards today, can't pick a favourite as I love the jewel-like blue poinsettias and have fallen for the Noelle die you've used in the second card in a big way, especially as it's a design that can be used all year round so will be a great buy...

Izzy

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Oh I love the two fer days. I love both of your cards ♥️ but I think number two just edges it for me
Sorry I did not comment yesterday I will go back and do so
Pam lovely to see you back you were so so missed by us all. Your Daughter has defiantly got things in hand with your employers good on her
I can now echo your comments again. Lol.
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue two lovely cards. The crystal lacquer background is so vibrant and noticeable but the softness of the pink and white is equally memorable. Love from Jackie xx

Kate's Cards said...

Love the icy blue card. xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Love the alterative colour ways you have used for these Christmas cards and the snowflake embossing folder is lovely.

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two gorgeous card, I think no 2 is my first choice.
Lydia
X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
You've done it again - absolutely beautiful cards, with the first (blue) one having the edge for me. I just love those vibrant colours contrasted by an equally dominant white.
Hugs, Rose

Scottydog said...

While I like both cards I have to say no.1 is my favourite! That blue is just so vibrant and us probably made even more so by the ice white contrast. Love it! Thank you .Sue, enjoy the double days.

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Doubly Happy Followers,

I do hope you'll show us on video how to do a background on acetate with Pixie Powder/Cosmic Lacquer/wrinkled white tissue. That vibrancy feels good on the eyes, maybe because it's a nice change.
The second card is my favorite. Love how it feels nostalgic. Also, for my taste, it has the right proportion of dusty rose to milky white. Just enough. And I love everything about the Noelle Frame as well as its sister.
We had a nice miss by Gert, which I understand might bring you guys some summer. And Monday where I am, we'll get maybe 70 percent of the eclipse. My brother in St Louis will be in the path of totality, and my sister in Philadelphia is traveling with her daughter and some friends to climb a mountain in Kentucky that will be in totality. I'll be at work near a big window when it goes almost dark.
Thank you Pam for giving us the picture of what you went through and are going through. I guess we know where your daughter gets her spunk.
Karen, I hope your second operation feels like a short cruise and that your recovery feels like a long cruise.
I'm losing track of who has to have what done. May your hospital stays be safe and quiet, and may they send you home with good meds that make all your furniture more comfortable.
Rosemary Powell and Crewe Trish, it's nice to be in your love and hugs group. Love and hugs to you, too.
Laine, what an honor to be named among your blog besties.
Thursday night, I was covering an event and spent the first part getting little video clips with my cell phone. Suddenly, I needed to write down a name spelled correctly, so I felt around in my pocketbook for a pen. What should I pull out but a toothbrush!
Another mildly funny thing came in on a police chief's recap of crimes since the last roundup a week ago. I liked one that was too small to qualify as news. A landlady was arrested for threats against a tenant who was behind on his rent. She threatened to break all his windows!
Here's hoping Gert brings you nice weather.
Love, Donita

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
These cards are very gorgeous a great duo l couldn't choose one as there are a quite a few bits and pieces to conform these cards very nice indeed
JOY Xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I love both of these cards.
The blue on the first card is just stunning.
Regards,
Evis M

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both beautiful and as someone that doesn't do pink I adore card two....love them...

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, I love Fridays as we get two cards to inspire us. Two totally different card, but both beautiful. Very difficult to choose a favourite.
Wendyx

sued99 said...

I like both of these although I think the second one is my favourite. X

stitchingranny said...

Card two is stunning, not colours I would have thought to put together but they are so suited.
I was sure I had seen card 2 before and had a quick flick back and yep it was here in June, little show of getting its nose in the door twice lol.

hugs Helen xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two lovely Christmas cards. If I had to make a choice card two has the slight edge.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue both of these cards are stunning I love them both. Take care. Hugs Jackie

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Sue I love the blue on your first card, but prefer the second one for Christmas ,love the lattice. Have got that die and it's sister die.
Donita glad Hurt missed you but not sure what that was but if it's going to bring us some summer bring it on !!!! Sending g you love and hugs.
Elaine thinking of you all sending love and hugs.
Karen hope op goes well sending love and hugs, also to dear Marg, hope you are feeling a little better today.
Crewe Trish sending love and hugs as usual . Well went for a meal last night and had a epileptic fit. I'm not going to let it ruin my life and am carrying on as normal, but admit it is hard, whoops feel a migraine coming on off to get yet another tablet. I have 11 on my repeat!!!! Hey ho sending love and hugs to you all, my blog friends xxxxxxxxxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Both lovely cards love the blue very dramatic. love Jean Z xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Thanks, Sue for 2 very different cards - must say I love the pink one especially- stunning.

rosemary powell said...

P.s Donita I just love your way with words you have a real talent XX

Ann said...



Hi Sue

two lovely Christmas Cards I have to admit the cream and dusky pink vintage one

is my favourite.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

SueJ said...

I love both cards Sue although they are so different.
Would be delighted to have any on my mantlepiece.

ursula said...

Two absolutely stunning Christmas cards Sue, so so different but No.2 has definitely got to be my favourite, just love them....luv Ursula xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards. I really like the striking blue of the pixied background and poinsettias. I don't mind blue & white at Christmas, makes me think of snow and ice. I love the soft vintage feel of the second card, the dusky rose and milk go together so well.

Pam - I am so glad you have your daughter in your corner.
Karen - hope op number two goes well today.
Maureen - lovely to hear from you yesterday.
Laine - glad you got the all clear from the infection and hope the liver function test results are favourable.

Frances

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Where Does One Begin Other Than I So Love Friday Mornings When You Bring Us Not One
But Two Phenomenal Christmas Cards.
I Love Making Christmas Cards, I've Enjoyed This Year Because Of All The Very Beautiful 2017
Festive Cutting Dies, Also They Mix In With The Last Two Years So Very Well.
Luxurious Products Used In Today's Christmas Cards The Silver Dream Pixie Powder, The Truly Tremendous
Cutting Dies, I Love The Noelle Die, Phill Martin Uses The Noelle Die Quite A Lot, Such A Pretty Cutting Die.
(I Also Have This With The Holly Lattice Frame)
The Only Die I Haven't Got From Today's Cards As Yet Is The Poinsettia Cluster Which I Will Hopefully Be Able To
Purchase In About Six Weeks, Because As Your Aware In Two Weeks We Go Back For Another
Beautiful Luxurious Holiday For A Month, So Sadly No Commenting.
(Phill Let Slip On One Of His Show's) The Sad Thing Is I Do Believe Yourself Plus The Team "May" Have A Show
On Hochanda, I Hope To Be Able To Find On Catch Up When I Return.
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today's Extremely Exquisite Christmas Cards You've Worked Exceptionally Hard
Bringing All These Extremely Impressive Christmas Cards, Thank You For The Tips/Techniques.
Sue, My Wonderful Dear Friend Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two Christmas cards today. However, the first doesn't really sing Christmas to me. I love the second though. Funnily enough the pictures start off clean and Rose. Then change to white and rose, and the very last picture is back to cream and rose. How weird is that.

roth phallyka said...

hope op number two goes well today.


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barbara macaskill said...

Christmasalisciousness! Absolute perfection today! TFS!

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, I always look forward to your Friday two fer cards. The striplet dies on the 1st card look great as do the poinsettias on the second one. Love the vintage colours too although my tablet also shows them in a mixture of colours ie. A deep cream and a milky colour, but just goes to show that No 2 would suit a lot of different colours. I can't choose the best! Hugs xx P Austen

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two gorgeous cards. Especially like the second one.
Rosemary xx

CraftyJo said...

They are both so pretty :)

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I so look forward to your double Fridays though I think I am definitely in the minority because I am not a fan of either of these cards.
Pam I am so glad you have your daughter fighting your corner so you can stop worrying and concentrate on getting yourself fit enough for your operation.Elaine I hope Andrew is feeling a little better how are you keeping you have so many relying on you.Rosemary sorry to hear you are still struggling with your health take care.Donita you are so lucky to have the chance to glimpse the eclipse thankfully you missed the effects of Gert.I loved your stories.

Littlelamb said...

Love both these cards Sue but when making Christmas cards I would make the second one. Will try the first one though. Thank you for sharing these. Pam so pleased that your daughter has taken charge with work. Perhaps they will listen now. Take care. Echoing all Pam's comments and hugs for all who need them. Hope the op went ok Maria.

June Horrocks said...

Both cards are beautiful you know me I can't choose I love them both the blue is fibrant a lovely colour. The pink is soft and pretty
Thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I always like the non traditional combinations you give us.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love both of the cards, but I think the first one just edges it for me. I have this die and as I was just about to start my Christmas cards what better place to begin than with the striplet.

Lisbeth

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, both cards are just lovely!

Lori from Canada

Crafty Cruiser said...

Two very different but very lovely cards. Certainly the second one could pass for any occasion with a change in the message.
Doreen R

Suzzette Yandle said...

Two lovely Christmas cards. I have not done Christmas decorations in blue and white, but certainly have done Victorian colors. Your vintage card would be perfect as an addition to my Victorian decorated home at Christmas time. All the techniques that you used on both cards combine to make beautiful designs.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Two completly different, but beautiful cards
Margaret

Nana on the Hill said...

Two super cards Sue, so different but each lovely.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Two more beautiful cards. Love the blue of the first. Son just got back from Florida. I've been looking after my granddaughter whilst they have searched for a house. Will find out how they got on when I take Ivy home this evening. Think they have found somewhere. SueL x

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two terrific cards sue x they are both special in their own right x thankyou for sharing sue x
Theresa w x

karenlotty said...

Love them both My favourite is the first one Is that really just Silver Fream PP? It looks very blue on my screen!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two lovely cards. I really like the non=traditional colouring. I don't think they scream Christmas and could be used for so many occasions. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Wow! Two stunning cards today! The first has striking colours and the second is more subtle both are beautiful.
Hugs x
Heather T

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love both your cards today, I have both the striplet and the Noelle die so it's a win win for me.
Pam you concentrate on getting better, your daughter obviously knows how to handle your managers
Sending extra hugs to all going through operations, coping with illness and to all our missing friends

Love and hugs everyone
Pat

Laura O' Connor said...

Two fantastic cards like both sue equally. Laura O

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Two beautiful Christmas cards today. Love both of them. The first one, blue and bold, so different than what people are used to see and receive for Christmas. Love the softness of the pink on the second one. No matter the colors, both cards are elegant and both embossing folders used: the Snowflake Mosaic and the Poinsettia Trellis are lovely. Thank you for sharing your talent with us, Sue.

Pam – Glad your daughter took some weight from your shoulders and you don’t have to deal with those managers for now. Take care.
Karen – Hope everything went well with the second op.
Maria A. – How do you feel? Sending a gentle hug your way.
Elaine – Sending my hugs to you and yours.
Laine – My friend, good to hear you are improving. How went the conversation with PP last night? Did she have any chance to say a word? :)

Have a great weekend everyone,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow you have bin busy Sue these are gorgeous and elegant
Gr Karin

Narrowboat girl said...

2 very different cards Sue but both equally fab. Love them both

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two gorgeous cards especially the second one, love that

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone.
Love both the cards Sue. Like how the backgrounds been done on
the first one, the dies and EF's on both cards but my fav. for
today is the second one with is soft old rose style. tfs

Pam- wish you tonnes better and hope you soon have the op so you
can get back to be your normal you, cheers to your daughter to
speak to your managers , they should be ashamed,aaargh
Karen- will be thinking of you, hope it all goes well
Laine- you take care , sorry you been so poorly and have to speak
to Yvonne on top of it can't have been easy , hugs
Elaine- hugs to you and all your family.
Sharon- hope you feeling better, send me a message when you like
to meet up again.
Rosemary- take care and gentle hugs.
Marie- hope the move goes well. How lovely, you do have a big family.
I'm a bit sore today with leg up and shoulder pulsating in pain but
shouldn't complain when so many of you going through so much worse
with big operations and illnesses but thank you for your well wishes
and hugs. I sending big hugs back to you all, special ones for my
friends and for you who need some extra, our missing friends.
Maria x

Dawn Holben said...

Sue both of these cards are totally stunning, i love the design and that wonderful
bold blue on the first one but i also love the slightly different to traditional cards with the second one.
I really don't think i could pick a favourite out of these two beauties.

Barbara (C) said...

I can't choose between the two cards today. Both very different. I like the boldness of the blue on he first card and the more subtle colouring of the second....

Tressa said...

Two lovely cards. As I like non-traditional cards, my favourite is the first one.

A question: who decided what was traditional? The first Victorian Christmas cards were certainly nothing like the ones we see today. We seem to have been told by the card-producing industry what colours we should use. Until a certainly cola company changed the colours in the middle of last century, Father Christmas was always wearing green. Just musing.

Teresa

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue two beautiful cards I loge the vibrant colours of the first one and the snowflake striplet but really love the dies and colours of the second very difficult to choose a favourite but I think the second one just edges it for me
Pam good for your daughter keeping those mangers in line they have no heart! Just relax and get well
Sending healing hugs to all who are poorly

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Both cards today are beautiful. I love the stunning blue card, but the elegant, restful cream and pink is also a favourite. I can't choose between them!!
Pam, that's harassment and bullying by the manager. Well done to your daughter for standing up to her and knowing what's what. You need someone like that to take these people down a peg. I hope you are feeling better and will be fit enough for the operation.
Maria pet, I send you lots of love and cuddles and hope that you feel much better soon.
Elaine, I think of Andrew and Mary, and send love and prayers.
Laine and PP, I hope you are both feeling better. I'll ring PP to get the news, but not just now, I'll have to psyche myself up for it ha ha.
Carmen, I love your throw-away lines, you make me smile. I'd love to be a fly on the wall when Laine and PP talk!!
Frances, thank you for your kind words.
Donita, yes we were told that Hurricane Gert was going to bring a nasty surprise on Monday, now we are being told that it might just bring us warmth instead. I say "Welcome Gert" ha ha. The story about the Landlady is a hoot, she's obviously a few bob short of a £ if she didn't realise that she'd be breaking her own property lol. (That's old money before we went decimal, a few shillings short of a pound, I suppose would be like a few dimes short of a dollar).
Pat L, sending love to Sarah and hope Mr L continues to improve.
Love to all.
xxxx

Brenda Lello said...

WOW Sue, Two fantastic cards, love them both, but have to say I really love the blue one.
Hugs Brenda xxx

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Two stunning cards, I particularly love the second one lol

June x

DeCor said...

Both are lovely cards today.

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards, think my preference is the blue but then again blue is my favourite colour.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Vie Carter said...

Two lovely cards today Sue, the second is my fav love vintage

Vie
x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm very late tonight! Just wanted to pop in quickly before going to bed.
I love both cards but the second one is my favourite, I think! Mainly because of the shape I think!
Pam - glad your daughter is keeping an eye on you and especially your bosses!!
Maria - hope you have a good night's rest and feel better tomorrow! x
Night Night Everyone,
Love Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xxx

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Gorgeous, gorgeous, both cards, love the blue and white but the cream is gorgeous too.

Di said...

Cheers,
Di Brown,
Tasmania. (sorry I missed it off).

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Two stunning cards, I particularly love the second one lol
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Latenight SandyH said...

Two beautiful cards to inspire us today. Thank you.
Take care everyone.

Marie said...

Two more beautiful cards Sue and the second one would be my choice if I had to vote.
So many of the wilsonettes are sick or sad and I send my healing thoughts to all.
Thank you Maria for your comment.Now I feel like I belong to the group lol!
Have a good weekend. Love to all.
Marie

SHARICA said...

Love them both but ADORE The second one .. So Warm and Cozy xx

Betty McAlister said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards Sue. Love the second dusty rose and cream one especially. Xx

Pawprintx4 said...

I do love the first one best. The blue is gorgeous..what shade Pixie Powder is that? I see the silver but didn't catch the blue. I assume the technique is like caught in crystal only with Pixie Powder. Would love a video like Donita.
Pam, feel better. I went through much the same last year only they kept me in the hospital a week before they removed my gall bladder. IV only,no food or water by mouth. I hope you are better really soon.
Everyone, have a good Sunday
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Viki Banaszak said...

These cards are both so pretty! I am partial to the 2nd one. Just a personal preferance. Both are beautiful.

roth phallyka said...

Two beautiful cards to inspire us today. Thank you.


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