Friday, 8 September 2017

Christmas Double Day

Hi crafters!  I'm starting out today's double day with a card that uses one of the Stamps To Die For (STDF) line.  Working from the background up, I embossed a piece of coconut white card with the Wild Poinsettia embossing folder.  Next I cut two of the Checker board Poinsettia border in coconut white card.  I cut a strip of ruby red card and glued it behind the centre floral portion of the borders then embossed the strip into the design and glued them on to the wedges of the background.  I stamped the Pine Wreath  STDF in black and cut it out with the matching Scalloped Snowflake die, then coloured it with Distress Markers.  I cut a second Scalloped Snowflake in white and offset it behind the stamped on and attached them in the centre of the card.  I wanted to mirror the stamped image with the embellishment so I added a couple of Pine Cones and some greenery.  I added some Iced Snow to the pine cones for a frosty feel.  White on white mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.









Card number two is a silver and white framed Winter Wonderland card.  I started by cutting the sentiment out of a piece of Vintage silver card.  I used the negative for this and backed it with white card.  I cut a multi layered white frame from the Double Pierced Noble Squares.  I added mounting foam to raise them, then cut four of the Snowflake Edgers in silver mirror card and attached them to the foam mounting on the frame.  I stamped the deer from the Forest Life stamp set in black on white card and cut them out with the matching die from the Forest Animal die set.  I inked the backs lightly with Black Soot and attached them to the card; the mother and baby deer on the background and the male deer on the outer frame of the card.   I added a stamped bird above the sentiment too.   I completed the card with white, vintage silver and silver mirror card mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now,
Sue x








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119 comments:

Pam said...

Wow, two beauties for us again today., both so beautiful, I can't choose. Love the star and pine cones but the deer on no 2 are so elegant.
Rosemary, hope you are feeling better and the meds are settling down. I hooe too that the pain in your back eases.
Pat, I too wish I had seen your post to see Sarah's pic, she is an inspiration to us all.
Laine and Yvonne, hope the phone call went fine, you know you too love each other really.
Elaine, isn't it great to hear something going right for Andrew, his taste buds are zinging and he is enjoying his food. I hooe your eye appointment goes well for you too and they can sort your problem out.
The news reports of the hurricane damage is very sad and scary, I can't imagine what it is like to lose everything like that, and another one brewing on Irmas tale, my heart goes out to all caught up in it. Sue, even if you are in the UK you must have so many family and friends there, I hooe all are safe for you.
Saba, have you enjoyed the peace if your little cottage, safe journey home when it is time to go.
Daily hugs to all, you are such a caring bunch of people. Special hugs for our missing and poorly friends.

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
can't choose either card Sue both are stunners ! x

hollyberry said...

Two gorgeous cards,the first one is my favourite this week.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two stunning cards this morning. They are both gorgeous. Love the pine cones in the first one and the deer in the second one. Can't choose a favourite.

Barbara V

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, two more incredible cards with tons of festive inspiration. Love them both, but must say that the first one with that beautiful stamp is topping the favourites chart. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Marion Scott said...

Two stunning cards Sue, unable to choose a favourite as they are both beautiful.
Marion S x

Nanny Joo Joo from Sunny Scunny said...

Good morning Sue,
Two words for two cards, ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!

Love, Julie G

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love both of these cards. Really lovely.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two beautiful cards.
Sue I hope you and all your family and friends are safe.
Take care Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
All I can say is two gorgeous cards,just stunning.
Jan x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Magical. There two-fer Fridays are just that. You always seem to get the mix spot on. One for those that celebrate the true meaning and one for those that celebrate the joy of giving gifts and sharing far too many calories (unless we stash our fav chocolate till the guests have left) lol. These two samples are absolutely gorgeous Sue. The STDF wreath is so intricate and the deer so bold you can almost feel the testosterone oozing with how proud he's standing. Your 2nd sample is really luxurious and I really love the border, I must treat myself to that one that's for sure. Both beautiful in their own right.Sending love and hugs and a day of happiness and laughter xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Golly Sue, you have spoilt us today. Both cards are equally stunning, I just can't choose between them

Maria Illsley said...

Both cards are so different and beautiful but I must say I prefer the second one. Maybe is the deer I think they look wonderful xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Two very different cards and both beautiful, I can't decide on a favourite! X

hazel young said...

Wow, Sue two wonderful cards xx hazel

Jan Sayer said...

Both cards are lovely.
Jan
Northampton

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two beautiful cards, can't choose a favourite.
Pam, don't be guilted into going back to work before you should! Elaine, so pleased Andrew is enjoying his food again. Special thoughts and prayers to anyone with family or friends in the path of Irma, hugs to all. Sue xxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. Two stunning cards this morning. Its to hard to pick which one I like best. I do love the poinsettia boarder on the first card finished with the pine cone. The second card I love the sentiment and the stamped reindeers . Thank you for sharing Sue.
Crafty hugs to all... Wendy

Chris Curry said...

Oh Sue, two beautiful cards. I think the second one just pips the first, but I love them both. Thank you, have a great weekend. Xx

Netty The Runner said...

Both these cards are absolutely stunning Sue. How do you think of all these ideas.
Annette x

PharmacyMichele said...

Two beautiful cards-the first one is quite stunning. It's my favourite.

Michele

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards. The first is my favourite, I love the STDF wreath.
B xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards today, so hard to choose, but think maybe the deer has the edge for me. It is quite unusual. I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie X X

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Two exquisite cards! Both are quite exceptional, but the second with the deer just took my breath away!

Krafty Runner x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely cards today, both very different but both beauties in their own right.
For me, the first one has the edge - it's the colour combo of red and white that does it, and the edger.
Hugs, Rose

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a wonderful way to start my Friday off, seeing 2 of your gorgeous samples, no I am not going to choose between them as they are both up there in top space.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above. Hope you are feel OK today. My prayers are with all the people affected by the Hurricanes, I know we moan about our weather but they are horrendous.

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

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely cards, but number two for me, the deer are so lovely and I really like the colours xx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue
Two stamps to die for sooo beautiful different but stunning in their own right I can't choose you know me sue I never can thank you
Love always june horrocks xxxxxxxxxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both cards are great Sue.

hettygarlick said...

Beautiful cards. I still can't believe we're rushing towards Christmas. I'm off on holiday in a few days' time so might get my head around Christmas when I come home again! xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue .
Two very different cards today but both stunning.
Catherine V94 xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
What could be better than a Sue Wilson Christmas card? 2 Sue Wilson Christmas cards x
You spoil us Sue. These are truly stunning. Love them both. Completely different but totally amazing. Thank you so much for your continuing generosity and inspiration x
It is so heartbreaking to see the devastation caused by hurricane Irma. Sue I hope that you and yours are safe and anyone else on the blog who lives or has friends or family anywhere near where this terrible devastation is I pray that you have managed to stay safe x
Still keeping up my early regime but a brief comment today. A friend is popping over to take me to hers for the day. It is still a bit of an effort to get organised so need to give myself plenty of time x
Happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone especially my blog besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Anther twofer day, both beautiful cards.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - oh what great cards and the second one is stunning. I love the different types of silver you have used and the extra little touch of a bird. Just beautiful. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Netty The Runner said...

Both these cards are stunning Sue. How do you keep coming up with these amazing ideas.
Annette x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, great start to the double day!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Suemac said...

Two stunning cards

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
Both cards are lovely can't choose!
Thoughts with the poor people in the USA!
Love Marg

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two stunning cards this morning, I haven't got a favourite card but my favourite dies are definately the deer!
Hugs x
Heather T

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Two more lovely cards this morning Sue. I think the one with the deer on is my best today. Vert elegant. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Scottydog said...

Two beautiful cards, as usual! I like the way you have embossed the red poinsettias into the white. I think for me that is my favourite....but there again I am into my deer this year on No.2 so I think I will have to sit on the fence & like them both equally! Thank you so much Sue. I do enjoy the twofer days!

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, love them both xx

Anne said...

Two great cards. The first one especially as I won the poinsettia border in your last blog launch.

Anne (Northampton)

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Two more great cards. Think the first is my favourite though. Don't know whether or not you are in Florida at the moment. My son is due to move there in the next couple of weeks and is hoping the house he is moving to will still be standing. Stay safe everyone in that part of the world. We are all thinking of you. SueL x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What 2 beautiful cards today both stunning so cant choose.

Pam hope your feeling better and not in so much pain now.

Sending love and hugs to everyone that needs it
Have a good day all
Love
Sharon
xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW WOW WOW You have spoiled us this morning with two stunning cards. I love them both so I couldn't pick a favourite. Thinking of all those poor souls who are having to deal with the hurricanes. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today with the first one having a folk art feel to it & the second one with your beautiful deer. I can't choose a favourite as they are both lovely in there own right. Yvonne xx

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
omg these cards are absolutely brilliant and so gorgeous I so love the way you done the deer card don't u feel sometimes that a card is 2 good to give away to end up in the bin or recycle well this deer card is definitely one of those cards
JOY Xx

alimecca said...

Hi Barb,
Two stunning cards, both are very special, but the first one wins for me this morning.
Just watching tv and the devastation from hurricane Irma is so dreadful - I feel for all of those people who have lost everything and for the families and friends of those who have sadly lost their liives or are injured. Now a devastating earthquake in Mexico as well. As June says, we moan about our weather, but I am so glad that we don't get these horrific incidents here.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

STELLA MUNN said...

Double loveliness. Brilliant. Thanks Sue x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Oh bother, two gorgeous cards today and I can't choose a favourite! Haha what a way to start my comment btg I'm sure you know what I mean. Yes two crackers today, both beautiful in their own way so I'm not going to choose. Your stamps are really lovely, they suit the cards so well. Thank you for sharing. I do hope you and your family and friends are all safe and members of the blog family from over the pond and their families are all safe too. The devistation is so awful, we are all thinking of you.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today xxx
PP enjoy your day with your friend xxx
Elaine good to hear Andrew is enjoying his food. Hope all goes well for you today xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I'm loving these Christmas Double Days - so much inspiration!...and these two cards are simply wonderful, can't pick a favourite but I do like the framing effect on the second one created by the sentiment die as it debossed the silver card while cutting the words - you've created a virtue out of a necessity...have to say that the Snowflake borders look like gold mirror card in the close-ups rather than silver but no less wonderful for that...

Elaine - so happy to hear that Andrew is enjoying his breakfasts again, fingers crossed that he puts on a few pounds!

Izzy

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, the second one is my favourite, love the deer x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely cards, no 2 is my favourite.
Lydia
X

Sarah Wrightson said...

Good morning Sue, two beautifully stunning cards - thank you xx

Sarah Wrightson said...

Good morning Sue, two beautifully stunning cards - thank you xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Two beautiful cards .love Jean Z xxxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue,what's to say other than another two beautiful Christmas Cards. I don't know how you keep managing to come up with all the beautiful cards.
Wendyx

BenteS said...

Gorgeous card!
Can't pick a favourite today; they are both so pretty :))

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Love the cards. The first one is my favourite.
Regards,
Evis M.

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Friends,

Yes! Yes! Yes! Love, love, love both of these. Maybe the first one better. Or maybe the second one. I never would have thought of cutting these half snowflakes all around the inside of the outside edge. I would have to use the deer family with the swirly rumps, though. And on the first card, I'd have to use a different focal element, perhaps the Noel Frame.

I had to look up a lot of the Caribbean islands this week. Especially surprised by Barbuda. Never heard of it before. Where was I when the Beatles were going there, when the volcano erupted and destroyed the largest city? Obviously not paying attention to the news, is where I was.

So, Rosemary, since you found your eye mask, are you going to the show, or just watching it on TV?

Cheers to your weekend, everybody. I have reached the drop edge of yonder, too sleepy to operate a blog comment.

Love,
Donita.


Crafty Cruiser said...

Both cards are truly stunning. Too difficult to choose a favourite!
Doreen R

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Favourite day is Twofer Friday and today is right up there. Two beautiful cards - the second is my favourite- love the deer.
Hugs
Muriel x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. The first stands out with the white red and green traditional Christmas colours. I love your beautiful stamped wreath in the centre of the snowflake. The second white and vintage silver with the stamped dear. The first card stands out for me.

Sue MacFall said...

The cards are so different, Sue but both are stunning. Thank you Sue.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Once again two very different, but lovely cards. I think the second one is my favourite
Margaret

doreenj said...


Two wonderful cards today, the second one is
just my favourite!

Thinking of all the hurricane victims,


Doreen x

P Austen said...

Good morning Sue, don't we all love your Friday twofers. Both beautiful in their own way but maybe the second one is just past the finishing post for me. Hugs xx P Austen

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Two gorgeous cards today, with number 2 my particular favourite, but then number 1 is rather nice - oh, decisions, decisions ha ha.
Pam, hope you are well this morning and feeling much better. Rest well over the weekend if you are going in to work on Monday.
Pat L, I watched Blue Peter on Catch Up this morning, and saw a vision in pink. She's such a wonderful child, you must be so proud of her.
Donita, I was with you when the Beatles played Barbuda, we were obviously Somewhere Over The Rainbow!!! I'd never heard of it either and I kept shouting Bermuda at the screen thinking that the reporters had it wrong. A quick check with an Atlas proved that I was wrong but a more techno savvy person would have looked on their computer ha ha.
P.P. have a good day with your friend, she's an angel to put up with you or do you pay her lol!! I'm pleased that you feel well enough to make the effort, although you've still a way to go.
Maria, how are you. I hope you are feeling much better.
Elaine, thinking of you all.
Love to all
Maureen (Myra's fiend!) xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards for us to feast our eyes on today. I love the first one; the stamping/colouring, the checkerboard poinsettia and the pine cones all blend together to make a lovely traditional style card. The second one is almost beyond words for me, it grabbed my attention as soon as I scrolled down. I like the contrast between the matt and mirror card and I adore the deer and all of the forest animals so I think that today I have to choose no. 2 as just being the favourit

Myra - the cricket has been brilliant, hasn't it. This third test could go either way. Let's hope the weather behaves itself better than it is doing at the moment.

Frances

Jaye said...

How gorgeous are these! Both cards are just stunning. Too difficult to choose a favourite; love them both in different ways.

Beryl Treble said...

Two beautiful cards.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Two gorgeous Christmas card such really nice designs.

Hugs to all

Pam please take good care sending you gentle hugsxx

Annx without an "e"

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Really like them both but the second one is my favourite.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two fabulous cards, can't choose between them!
Rosemary xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous and elegant christmas cards Sue
Gr Karin

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
You spoiled us again! Absolutely stunning cards! So different but so beautiful and both cards prove again, the versatility of your dies and stamps. The first one, give you so much energy, it is so joyful, while the second one calms you down, it is so peaceful. To choose a favorite? Not possible. Love them both.

Thank you, Sue, for the daily dose of creativity and inspiration that feed our souls.

Have a great Friday everyone!
Hugs to you all.
Still a newbie to Craft /not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen

Jackie Durrant said...

Two beautiful cards Sue love them both! Love from Jackie xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Love these two for days and the inspiration you share is awesome
Today's card sorry cards are beautiful as per usual
Sending my hugs to all that need one
And keeping all affected in the terrible hurricanes my niece is in Florida on holiday hope she has been helped to get to a shelter
Stay safe folks
Theresa G xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two lovely Card. I particularly like the Poinsettia border on the first card and I think it could be used all year. I really like the Snowflake Edgers and how you have used them on the second card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Two stunning cards, I especially love the second one

June x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Twofer Fridays are my favourite too!! Really love today's card and I wouldn't be able to choose between them as I love them both for differing reasons! I like deer to look like deer and yours most certainly do! Love what you did with the Snowflake edger too! I bought the Snowflake used in the first card and it's beautiful! Thank you Sue!
I , too, would like to say how sad I am to see such devastation in the Caribbean! I hadn't heard of Barbuda either. We won't forget it now! Thinking of all those with families in that area and in the US . Such destruction is frightening!
Frances - so pleased I've found another cricket fan! Today we have rain but I won't complain!
Pat L - I watched Blue Peter on Catch up last night. Saw Sarah and her friend Katie I think it was. What an inspiration she is . You must be so proud of her! Great chair!
PP - have a lovely day out! You deserve it! How did the phone call go?
Have a nice weekend if at all possible!
Love to all, Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xxx

Littlelamb said...

I see Myra has just beaten me today. Two beautiful cards today Sue. Thank you. Cannot choose between the two of them as both so very different but both gorgeous. Elaine so glad that Andrew is enjoying his breakfast again. Pam hope you will be ok on Monday. Echoing Pam's comments.

Pawprintx4 said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous. The first was just awesomely perfect but then the second has deer. I love deer so I could not pick a favorite.
I am hoping some how this terrible storm spares our coast.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Nana on the Hill said...

Beautiful cards Sue, can't choose between them, love them both x

ursula said...

Two really amazing Christmas cards, very different, thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

I like double days - "double the fun, double the pleasure".

Berina RGA said...

Love both the cards!! Both are very different and beautiful!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards today. Especially love the borders on the first card and the winter frame on the second.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Two fabulous cards today, great inspiration for Christmas, thank you. I think the silver one is possibly my favourite.

Lisbeth

Susan McFeggan said...

Hi Sue.....Where do I find the names of the dies and stamps used so I can purchace them. I don't see a place to shop

Janet Wilson said...

2 gorgeous cards today. If I had to choose one I think it would be the winter wonderland card, though I love both.

karenlotty said...

Two beautiful cards and very different from each other

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Sue these cards are so different yyet both so beautiful in different ways. I love number 2 the best.
Pam hope you are feeling stronger.love and hugs.
PP you obviously have not been well. I wish you a speedy recovery hope you enjoyed your day out. Roll on tomorrow , can't wait for Strictly to start.sending love and hugs
Elaine. Hope all went well at the hospital love and hugs to you all.
Crewe Trish hope you are safe and enjoying your holiday love and hugs.
Donita. Strictly has already been recorded so I will be watching with my daughter, 2 dogs and a bottle of Disorono and snacks !!!! My mask is ready so I will put a picture on Facebook so you can have a good laugh !!!!! Lol Sending love and hugs and to you all xxxxxxxxxxx

CraftyJo said...

They're both lovely 😄

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Two equally gorgeous post today - do love your Christmas double days.....

liz spooner said...

Love both of these samples but the deer are my favourites.xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love both of them. Hoping to start my xmas cards tomorrow
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I couldn't possibly choose between these two beautiful cards, love the checkerboard poinsettias and the snowflake edger
Maureen, Myra and Pam thank you yes very proud of my Sarah
Theresa G do hope your niece will be safe, my niece and her husband who were married in May are living in Miami and my brother and sister in law are due to go over next week to see them, very worrying time

Sending love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two fabulous cards, I love the freshness and colours of the first one, and I love the 'moodiness' and 'sultriness' of the second one.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Two fabulous cards so difficult to choose between them as they are so different I really love the deer and the snowflake edger in the second card and the poinsettia and stamp of the first.
Hope you all have a good weekend

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Awesome is the only word to describe Christmas Double Days! And, as per usual, i cant make an adult decision as to which is my favourite....both have such positive qualities and evoke a warm, cosy glow. I am loving the poinsettia edger, it is fabulous and looks stunning in red and white, very festive. This card is as near to perfect as is humanely possible, in fact, the only thing that i would change from a personal point of view is the pine cones, i would rather use my beloved poinsettias instead. The second card is equally eye catching, i love the stamped deer, very sweet and the frame sets the scene off beautifully. Thanks Sue for the continued inspiration.
I too have been shocked and saddened by the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Irma, many islands have been flattened and so many homes lost. It must be terrifying for the people of Florida to observe this turn of events in the knowledge that they are directly in its path. I too hope that you are back on this side of the Atlantic just now Sue, though i am sure it will be of little comfort to you since many of your family and friends will be affected. I hope that any further damage will be minimal and that there will be no more loss of lives. How lucky are we to have such mild...if rather wet....weather conditions.
My absence spoke volumes yesterday:-) i had a long appointment with my nail technician to get my fingers and toes beautified....i had been dreading the appointment because my nails had begun to lift at the corners and come away from the nail bed. Its happened to me many times before when my health has deteriorated and i feared that my acrylic nails would be taken off and my nails left bare:-( Yikes!
Thankfully though, i got a stay of execution as they hadn't deteriorated any further. I don't feel properly dressed without my nails and toes done, i know it seems frivolous but its because ive had no nails on many occasions that i like them to look nice.
Had to face the dreaded conversation with you know who when i got home which meant that i was physically and mentally drained and unable to string a coherent sentence together afterwards so please pardon my absence:-) despite a total lack of encouragement on my part the conversation drifted on for what felt like a lifetime, Yvonne seemed happy because she likes the sound of her own voice but me on the otherhand, well, you can guess! We had a difference of opinion over when the new blog launch will be, i said that Monday would be the perfect date as the ideal precursor to Ally Pally but Yvonne thinks tomorrow will be the day, it will be interesting to see who is right......promise i wont gloat too much:-) I am super excited regardless, cant wait to see what Sue produces with her fabulous samples.
Pam, please get plenty of rest over the weekend in preparation for Monday, and don't be afraid to go home if it proves too much for you. Hugs
Saba, have a safe trip home. I'm hoping to go to Ally Pally again next year if Yvonne is accommodating.....she's binned me off this year with the excuse that her Mum and Dad are visiting, i have my suspicions that this is a big fat porkie on her part and she's really just scared that i will get my claws into one of her handsome young boys:-)
Bejay, cant stop thinking about little Minx, i hope you get some good news soon....have you tried posters because that's how i found out about Dante and then Darceys whereabouts, it really helped.
Rosemary, I'm almost wetting myself with anticipation over tomorrow's Strictly premiere....its a good job ive never given birth because if my pelvic floor muscles were any weaker I don't think industrial strength Tena Lady would be enough protection for the occasion!:-)
Yvonne, id say enjoy your afternoon out but we both know that your friend is a mere figment of your imagination:-)
Hugs to all my blog besties, hope you are all wellxxx

Love and crafty hugs

Laine1972xxx

rosiejt said...

Both cards are lovely but I like the Winter Wonderland best.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Both are beautiful so can't pick a favourite.flying into Houston tomorrow and cruise starts Sunday hopefully it is too expensive to comment so will catch up soon.Keep safe everyone.

Barbara said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards!
I have to give my vote to the second one as I love the deer and the frame just adds so much to the effect of the Winter wonderland.

barbara macaskill said...

Loving all the textures on the first card but the second card is breathtaking! My absolute favorite card! I love the color palette and those deer are divine! TFS!

Dawn Holben said...

Sue i love the christmas double days and have loved every card so far.
Bot oh my these are two beauties and have become my favourites so far.
I love the dies and stamp in the first one and love those gorgeous deer in the second.

Eunice said...

Two marvelous cards Sue!! Love the different textures that are created and the different styles of each card.

DeCor said...

Lovely Christmas cards both so set the season.

Di said...


Hi Sue.
Beautiful Christmas cards, love them, they are so great for Christmas.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania

Latenight SandyH said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love the colours of the first one.
Take care everyone.

Viki Banaszak said...

I love your cards! I can't decide which I like better today.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue these cards are awesome and unusually for me I really like the second one as it is so different. Thank you so much for sharing. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two beauties can't choose between them

Marie said...

Good morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes.

I Love both of these cards but the Deer one is my favourite. I think because when I lived in Canada I used to teach porcelain doll making in my basement studio (Oh happy days) and the Deer often came right up to the window to see what we were doing. In those days we spent the winter months in Florida so I know what it's like to be anticipating disaster. We were not there when Hurricane Andrew destroyed some of our property thank goodness.
I'm rabbiting on again so I'll sign off for now.
Thoughts and prayers for all in the path of Irma and in this group who are sick or unhappy.
BFN. Marie

Kate's Cards said...

Love them both!

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two fabulous cards sue x
Theresa w xxx

Theresa Pace said...

both beautiful but i think the second one just edges it for me, hugs xx

Laura O' Connor said...

Two fantastic cards love both. Stamps and dies are fabulous. Laura O