Friday, 22 September 2017

Christmas Double Days

Hi crafters!  We have a double day with a navy blue theme today!  I started this first card by cutting the Frosty Frame twice out of coconut white card.  I cut the centre out of both of them, and then cut one of them in half lengthwise.  I added thin bits of mounting foam to the first one to raise it and cut the Stitched Striplet out of navy blue and put the frame over it, trimming away the excess from underneath it.  Then I added the extra frame that was cut in half to the top and bottom of the frame.   I stamped my sentiment and cut it out and added it atop the tag from the frosty frame die set. I used Faded Jeans to lightly ink around the sentiment.   I mounted the entire piece on a larger piece of coconut white card and added Snowflake Flourish Corners cut in white to each of the corners.  Navy blue and white mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 3/4" in size. Scroll down for card number two.

Card number two is a really good one for quick batch making.  I embossed a piece of navy card with the Falling Snow embossing folder.  I used Silver Dream gilding polish over the top to highlight the texture.  Next I cut the Radiating Star in silver and backed it with silver card.  I cut the Tidings of Comfort die in silver and added it below the star.  I cut the Holly Swirl and nipped away the holly pieces and cut it and attached part below and part above the star as an accent.  White, silver and blue card mats and layers were used to complete this card,  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8" in size.

Just a quick reminder that I will be leading off the Creative Expressions Takeover Weekend tonight at 6pm on Hochanda!  I will be showcasing some of the Christmas dies that haven't yet been on the tv and a few of the more popular ones that have, including the Frosty Frame shown in the first sample today!  I hope you will be able to join us for what is going to be a very fun and craft filled weekend on Hochanda!  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous cards Sue, it's so hard to choose between them. Both very beautiful.
Looking forward to 6 pm tonight. If the team are the commandos does that make you the 5 stat General, you would get my vote.
Saba, good news that the weather has improved fir you. Let's hope it continues fir the rest if the holiday.
Carmen, think my manager has slipped back to her normal brain doesn't engage before she speaks. She goes on holiday next Friday for 2 weeks and to,d me she will have a Formal Action meeting with me when she gets back or she might get someone else to do it whilst she us away. Union here I come . She still hasn't answered the 2 questions that my daughter asked and I asked which firmed the basis of me going back to work, would my absence and the time iff fir the oo be linked and would special circumstances cover my illness. Hey ho.
Laine, good to hear you are improving, all that protein us doing you good. Your mum will be thrilled.
Donita, hope you are safe out of the way of the storms, keep safe and well.
Yvonne, so glad you enjoyed your coach trip and show.
Elaine, hooe all well at eye appointment, hugs to you and family.
Thinking of all missing and poorly friends, we miss you guys. Hugs to all.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two gorgeous cards, will need to read about the first one again when I can really concentrate, but love the clean lines of the second one. I have a feeling that this may be an expensive weekend!!! Looking forward to seeing you on screen again. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Yay! For Christmas double days. Blue and white (with a bit of silver too) are my go to colours for the season and these are both beautiful. May lean a little to the first one but only just :-)
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy Hochanda- will do the usual and try to catch on line.
Muriel x

Jan Jay said...

Good morning Sue, loving these two cards both so different. Love the colours. The second one might just be my favourite x

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful cards Sue and am in love with the falling snow embossing folder it is a must have. Rather taken with the frosty snow too, Sue you are amazing. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Two beautiful cards. No.2 is my favourite.Looking forward to the shows this weekend.
Enjoy Jan x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, both these cards today are just amazing designs, I love them both, the look great with the dark blue and white/silver. The swirls with the star are an ingenious idea. Looking forward tot he shows this weekend. Have a good day all. Bx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Absolutely stunning. Can't make up my mind which one I love the most. They are both beautiful cards and you make them sound so easy. Thankyou Sue. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Denise Bryant said...

Love that Frosty Frame on the 1st card! Both cards are lovely!

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Two lovely cards, and the fist one is my favourite. Looking forward to watching your shows
Pat x

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
Two stunning cards. Both equally beautiful.
Can't wait to see the take over this weekend and your shows. No doubt my bank balance will be dwindling some. Enjoy your day everyone.
Yvonne. Xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh I so love double days and you have not disappointed me with these 2 samples, both stunning, and so different.

Looking forward to the Takeover weekend and your first show at 6pm, it is only fitting that you lead the way as the General in charge with your commandoes backing you up.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, you do it so well and comprehensively.

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

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Good morning Sue. I love the double days. Next to 4 posts a day what could be better than double the inspiration. Your first sample is so beautiful with the delicate border of the frosty frame and the second sample is very striking, although it has a very dark sky background, by the stills alone you can see how effective it would look when the light bounces off it. Two gorgeous samples Sue. Not quite sure which shows you are actually demonstrating this coming weekend as the synopsis doesn't mention which shows are yours, due to very limited room in the little black box I have to pick and choose which I set to record as I refuse to delete any shows of yours from year's gone by lol. So I hope you have a good day and I'll send you my love and hugs as I usually do and have a day of love and laughter xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Should have scrolled to the bottom of the post shouldn't I lol xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both great cards Sue.

Karen Drew said...

Two stunning cards. Love the double days
Karen xx

vinita jain said...

Absolutely both are so gorgeous!!!

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, two gorgeous cards. Looking forward to the takeover weekend.
Marion S x

Debra K. said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards! x

Kitty Davies said...

Good Morning Sue.
Thank you two very beautiful cards.
Looking forward to the weekend take over.
I hope you can keep the troop in control lol.
Take care and have lots of fun Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards but the first is definitely my favourite.

Owlish said...

2 very great cards love the colours

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. Two stunning cards this morning . I am really enjoying Christmas double days . I cannot decide which card I like the best.
Looking forward to take over this weekend and will be watching later... Crafty hugs and well wishes to all. Pam stay strong.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards. I've set the recorder for this evening's shows, it should be a great weekend!
B xx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Two beautiful cards today love both of them but leaning a little to the first one more.

Pam hope your ok and try not to let work stress you out as it will start your stones being more painful for you, I do hope it all gets sorted soon for you soon love and healing hugs my friend xx

Sending love and healing hugs to all who need them

Have a good day all

Netty The Runner said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, can't wait for tonight at 6pm, recorder is set.
Annette x

Laura O' Connor said...

2 beautiful cards sue. Love the simplicity of the second one. Laura O Springfield

Chris Curry said...

Two great cards Sue. I love the intricacy of the frame on the first one and the simple elegance of the second one. Looking forward to Hochanda tonight. Thank you, have a good weekend. Xx

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Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A great double day duo, particularly like the first as the Frosty Frame is beautiful. Having received my Wednesday Giveaway prize yesterday (thank you so much, it's even more stunning in real life!), I have added the Frosty Frame die to my wishlist. X

FoxyG Gilly said...

Two really lovely cards.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful beautiful cards today. Love them both, the colours, the dies and everything about them. Couldn't possibly pick a favourite today. Perfect.

Barbara V

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards. The star card Is my favourite. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day.

Jan Sayer said...

Love both cards. Hope the weekend goes well - will be good to see you all on to again.

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Classic combo, navy and white, my favourite for Christmas cards, it really works well and I have the radiating star so I will defo be doing the second card.

Krafty Runner x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love these two stunning cards the dies are beautiful and I love the falling snow e f
Thank you sue have a great weekend great you will demo the new dies
Love june horrocks xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two wonderful cards this morning and I am loving the navy and white. Love them both but the first one is my favourite as I love anything lacy-looking. Have a great weekend, looking forward to all the shows.

BenteS said...

Gorgeous cards!
My favourite today is the star card, just stunning :))

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two very pretty cards today, I love navy and white together! As usual I can't pick a favourite both are beautiful.
Hugs x
Heather T

Clare W said...

GM Sue. 2 great cards as always.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two great cards today, think maybe the first wins by a fraction. Looking forward to the weekend on Hochanda.

Love Rosemarie X X

val jones said...

Two beautiful cards Sue. Love the cleanness of the first and the beautiful star on the second.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Sue
Two beautiful cards this morning! I love how you have used the delicate frosty frame on the first one and the Falling Star embossing folder and the bold Radiating star on the second.
I am looking forward to seeing you on our screens again this weekend.
Lesley S x

Scottydog said...

Two lovely cards, love the prettiness of the first, but the clean lines of the second & as I make some batch cards this would be ideal. Blue, white & silver are a firm favourite for Christmas cards. Looking forward to tonight, I was a little bit lost yesterday, I kept reaching for my iPad for a Sue post!

Clai01 said...

Fabulous Hochanda weekend to look forward too.
Thanks to all the team for their hard work ahead and for the prep for creative inspiration that they will have done. x
I think i prefer the navy and white card as snow says Christmas to me personally !
But the other card is gorgeous too. x

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue!
I like both these cards I really can't choose between them.
Looking forward to the weekend and all your shows.
Pam take care don't let work upset you and make you feel worse!
Love Marg

Anne said...

Lovely cards, Sue. Looking forward to the shows.

Anne (Northampton)

Mavis L said...

Good Morning Sue.

Love both todays blue and white cards. Beautiful. Mavis L x

Diane King said...

Lovely cards x

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful cards, love the gold star one on the blue background x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning cards for us this morning and I love both of them. Good luck with the shows tonight although I know you won't need it!
Pam, your manager mustn't sleep at night - she sounds a right b***h! You are right o be thinking of getting the union involved - I think she has gone too far now. Please try not to get stressed and make yourself poorly again ( easy for me to say I know).
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous cards Sue

stitchingranny said...

Two beautiful cards today, though the delicacy of the first makes that the one that speaks to me most.
So looking forward to the weekend tv, and have the recorder set for tonight and both Saturday and Sunday, so I cannot miss a thing. Hope you and the team have lots of fun.

Hugs Helen xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the Christmas double day following the superb die launch. Can pick a favourite of the today's post both equally as gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Two beautiful cards for us today and so different in style, the frosty frame is gorgeous.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Tow absolutely fabulous cards - love the froth of lace on the first with the Frosty Frame doubled up, just gorgeous...and the Radiating Star card is ace - perfect for batch-making, maximum impact with minimum fuss!...

Have set up the recorder box for tonight...


Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, yeah for double day's!!!
Both gorgeous!!! Have fun with your take over!!! Sadly I'm on a late : (
Will have to get you on catch up!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards Sue.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the cards especially the first one. love Jean Z xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful card, I have just bought the frost frame set so will be playing with it today.
Looking forward to the shows.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I love both of these cards. If I had to choose one it would be the first
one as I just love navy and white. I shall be watching and recording your shows tonight.
Evis M.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue I particularly like the second card and am looking forward to seeing your show tonight, love from Jackie xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today with the 2nd being my favourite. Looking forward to the shows. Yvonne xx

Tressa said...

Two lovely cards today. Would be happy to receive both so find it difficult to determine a preference.


nattyboots said...

Two beautiful classy Christmas cards Sue , just right for the men in my life , will see you at 6 pm.

Pam don't get stressed ,your employers are not worth it .yes get your union involved and let them take the worry off you .Eye test went well but need new Specs as i thought i would , i have made an appointment at the Docs to have my ears checked as i have never had cause to have them syringed , because after the hearing test they say i need two hearing aids .
I will echo all you have said again today Pam Please have a good relaxing stress free weekend .

Hugs to all especially my besties .
Elaine H X

Beryl Treble said...

Two beautiful cards.

Wacki Macky said...

Lovely intricate cards today Sue, but I think I like the star card of the two - tough choice though. The stars on the other one make it look so sumptuous,

lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl of Kinver

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue xx hazel

TOB said...

Two beautiful cards. Why does silver always show up as gold on my pc.? Hugs xx craftgirl

Crafty Cruiser said...

Two very lovely cards. Good luck with your Hochanda shows.
Doreen R

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. Hard to pick a favourite as both lovely.

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Ohh I forgot it was double day Friday. So what a lovely surprise when I popped in to check out your wonderful blog post
I do like them both but if I had to choose I think the first one does it for me it's the delicate nature of the borders beautiful just beautiful Sue
Pam I will echo all your comments today as I am in a bit of a hurry I want to get things done before settling down to watch the takeover and I have a mountain of ironing to get through too
So hugs to all that need one
Take care folks
Theresa G xxj

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, two great cards for us today, a difficult to choose a favourite.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, To beautiful cards, my favourite is the first one, I love all the delicate detail you have created by using the Frosty Frame twice and placing one as a larger size, a great idea and so very effective.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely cards, with the first one being my favourite. But the second one is a fab batch card, and doesn't look like a batch one at all...
Looking forward to you starting off the CE weekend take-over and shall be GLUED to the telly because I know I'll be going "OOh" and "AAh" when I look at your lovely creations and will certainly record it 'cos I don't want to miss your demos.
Hugs, Rose

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Two great cards today. Love them both. I can't believe just how near Christmas is! Stuff is already in the shops! Far too early! ( except for craft of course).
Looking forward to the Hochanda shows. Not sure my hubby is! Ha ha.

Pam, so sorry to hear about your work problems, stay strong. Why do some managers always have to be threatening! Probably because they have rubbish lives and are jealous of yours. X

Love Helen xxx

Kate's Cards said...

I love card one. It's just so icy and lacy looking. xxxx

rosiejt said...

Me too - love the delicate frosty feel of card one.

Sue MacFall said...

Both cards are very elegant - love the colour schemes too. Thank you Sue.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two Beautiful Christmas cards Loving the navy and white its gorgeous.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Wilsonettes,

My vote is for the star. I can't imagine how one could cut mounting foam small enough to not be seen in the Frosty Frame. The star, I could probably do.

Welcome back Beverly Fuchs! Elaine, congratulations on having an urge to make a card. Seems like I had more, but I keep dropping off.

Carmen, use a currency converter and compare with Johanna Sheen. Startling!

Pam, Stephanie Cotterill, Saba, Myra, Maureen, Laine, Princess Pixie, Rosemary Powell, Crewe Trish, and the rest of you blog besties, love and hugs. Ooooh, there I go.

Love, Donita.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and beautiful cards Sue great designs
Gr Karin

SueJ said...

Two lovely cards, love the effect of the embossing on the second card.

Enjoy your weekend on Houchanda.

SueJ said...

Two lovely cards, love the effect of the embossing on the second card.

Enjoy your weekend on Houchanda.

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Sue. WOW Two beautiful cards today. They are both show stoppers so sorry I can't pick a favourite. In am so looking forward to this weekend with the take over on Hochanda. I am recording all the shows in case I miss anything lol. Good Luck with the opening show and have a great time.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

CraftyJo said...

I'd love to be on your Christmas List ;) - gorgeous.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a quick visit as I am just back from a medical appointment and now have to out again. I love both of today's cards equally. The Frosty Frames are so pretty and the Falling Snow EF is very much a go to folder at Christmas but also if I need raindrops at other times. Will check back later to read others comments. Good Luck for the shows, I am looking forward to the week-end's viewing.


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards, the first one is my favourite but only because I have the frosty frame Die. Looking forward to watching you this evening.

Pam echoing you today and sending caring hugs to all our poorly and missing friends, can't believe it's all started again with your manager, definitely time for the union to intervene
Saba glad the weather is better, enjoy the rest of your holiday

Sending love and hugs to everyone

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love them both and looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda tonight.

Hilscc cards said...

Really lovely cards and your star one has given. E inspiration to use my star dies I brought last year x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Both cards are great winter/Christmas cards. Looking forward to the "Take Over Weekend" on Hochanda.

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, thank goodness Ive managed to get onto your blog at long last. Two pretty cards today. The star could be used throughout the year, so good value for money. I enjoyed your launch very much, thank you for all of your hard work. Arrived safely after a long flight to Cape Town followed by a weary car journey, in the rain. Locals are so pleased we brought it with us!! No comment. Sorry I will miss your Hochanda shows. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs xx P Austen

Saba said...

Hello Sue
I adore both of these cards and couldn't chooose between them. I really didn't think I needed any more Christmas dies until I saw the first one, the frosty frame has made me change my mind though and I'm certain if I get to see the show I will be ordering it once I'm home. I never would have thought to cut a second one in half to use as an extra layer, it works beautifully.

Laine well done on the protein front, keep it up. So pleased your results are showing signs of improvement. Sorry you are one of the ungodly ones! Hope it doesn't rain on you too much, I'm righteously happy sitting in the sun. Will you be going with your mum to watch strictly? What a lovely gift you are giving her.
Yvonne, lucky you, bet you were singing Tomorrow all the way home.
Pam what's all this about special circumstances? You were ill for goodness sake, it's not as if you threw a sicky and went on holiday. I hope your union rep shoots her down in flames.
Elaine, it comes to us all at sometime, I've needed glasses for ages now, can't read a thing without without them, hope the doc can sort out your hearing problem without the need for a hearing aid.
Donita! You've finally succumbed to the love and hugs team. Well done, love and hugs to you too.
Pat thank you I am enjoying it but it's such hard work lying on deck soaking up the sun, surrounded by crystal clear blue waters with only the gentle lapping of the waves as distraction!
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx


Love them both, Sue, and will be giving them a go. Thank you. Loving these Christmas dies xx

Jean said...

So very pretty!

Pawprintx4 said...

Both are lovely but I do love the star as I could make several in a sitting. The first would be a special card.
I plan to watch Hochanda...will miss a bit as the time is more like lunch here and I am meeting a friend.
Everyone have a wonderful, crafty weekend. Sue, sell a bundle of your gorgeous dies while having fun.
Stephanie K

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Both cards are lovely.
Can't wait for the "Take over Weekend" shows on Hochanda!
Véronique L

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous Christmas cards today. Don't have a favourite as they're both as nice as each other. Must set the recorder for tonight's show.

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
2 lovely cards Sue so different but equally beautiful. Love and hugs
Pam what is your boss doing?? is there no compassion?? You must get onto your Union before she is back so that you are prepared all guns blazing love and hugs
Elaine I have worn glasses since I was 30 am now 58 thought about contact lenses but chickened out!! Love and hugs to you all
Donita you have caught my bug of " love and hugs" new it would come some time lol!! Love and hugs!!!!
Crewe Trish hope you are well miss you on the blog love and hugs
Well I have booked for my daughter Kirsty and I to see Karen and Kevin Clifton in Cardiff next year and thank you Donita I will be taking my eye shield which reads " dirty dancing" on it from the film could be interesting! While I was doing that my daughter booked to see Original and Ian Waite in Porthcawl, front row seats! Will also be taking my mask for that one that could be very interesting! She has also booked a "meet and greet" so we will personally meet them and have photos taken. At last something to look forward too yyyiiiippppeeee love and hugs to you all I will shut up now !?

rosemary powell said...

Not meant to be original meant to be Oti blooming predictive text!! Lol xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous cards especially love the first one

Suemac said...

Two beautiful cards.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Both lovely

Nana on the Hill said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, but l think the Star just pips it for me.

Viki Banaszak said...

Pretty cards! I love the star and sentiment.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Beautiful cards got the dies to use as well to do my own versions but urs is always far better lol. Xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Gosh this really is festive Friday, two beautiful inspiring cards for us today .
Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs Brenda XXX

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue two beautiful cards I live both so difficult to choose between them!I'm sorry to be missing the hollandaise take over hope I'll be able to see it on catch up when I get home from hols!
Sorry folks I'm not up to date with the blog as I can only get WiFi when I'm sitting in the lobby
Sending big hugs to all

Lynne L said...

Sorry about the predictive text should read Hochanda not hollandaise that sound revolting!!

Catherine Lyons said...

Afternoon Sue
Two beautiful cards thanks for sharing
Catherine V94 xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Both lovely cards but I think the first one is my favourite as it is so delicate and what a good idea to double up the frame by adding another one underneath it.


Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Cards. I particularly like the second, with a change of Sentiment it would work for so many occasions. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards, I really can't choose my favourite.
Take care, I will be watching tonight
Jess x

Poppyfield Card Crafts June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

These two Christmas cards are the nicest I've seen! Both are equally stunning and I love them!

Looking forward to your shows

June x

craftynanna said...

Two beautiful cards today Sue the second one is my favorite because of its simplicity, both lovely colours, love Johanna

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
What a lovely double Friday I can't choose today they are both beautiful only an hour to go until you are back on our screens.Pam what a worrying time at work try not to let them get you down.Elaine hopefully it is only a build up of wax you must be fed up with all your appointments.Rosemary I have been commenting every day but I always wait until I have read Pam's,Donitas,Elaines and yours to make sure you are all alright.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Two gorgeous cards,can't choose between them,
Looking forward to watching your show this evening,good luck.
Best wishes
Karen M

Janet Wilson said...

2 gorgeous cards, love the frame on the first one & the star on the second

sued99 said...

Really like both of these for different reasons.x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Two wonderful cards today, both different but both lovely.
Pam, I can't believe it's starting again - well I can because your Manager is an idiot!!
Donita, love and cuddles to you ha ha. (I find it hard to say hugs as it's always been cuddles in our house).
Saba, stop pretending that you only just need specs!
Rosemary, great that you've got things in the pipeline which are exciting. I love your predictive text, it gives me a laugh.
Laine, good news, love.
P.P. sending love.
Maria, hope you are well x.
love to all, well or otherwise.
Maureen (Myra's fiend) xxx

Narrowboat girl said...

Two very different cards Sue. Both lovely but the second one gets my vote

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Sue!! Love them both!

Dawn Holben said...

Wow Sue two very gorgeous christmas cards, i do love these double days.
I totally love both of these cards and can't possibly pick a favourite.

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Ooh, my favourite day of the week, twofer Friday and i am never disappointed with your offerings...the most challenging aspect is trying to pick a favourite, always a headache:-) the theme of navy and crisp winter white is a hit with me for sure, I particularly love the effects on sample one, its stunning and just edges it for me in design. I adore snowflakes and this frame is fabulous, i love how you have created a second layer with it, would never have thought of that myself....i must admit to having to read the instructions more than once though before it eventually became clear, in my defence I hadn't been up long:-) Sample two is perfect for batch making and is really eye catching, love the swirly tail extending from the star. Beautiful samples, giving me plenty of ideas for my own Christmas cards, thanks.
Going to make this short and sweet because you are about to demo on Hochanda and i am loving the ideas for the gingerbread man and house....they are actually the only dies apart from the 3D Fireplace that I haven't bought yet from the festive collection, i didn't immediately take to them if I'm honest but, as ever, your demos have the power to change my mind:-) Really enjoying your shows, cant wait until tomorrow and Sunday to see the others in action too, particularly looking forward to Julia demoing your weaving dies. Enjoy the ride Sue!
Maureen, yes, I'm pleased, my Mum can relax a bit now, she's always worrying about me:-( Hope you are well too honey, and lovely George....what a saint that man is:-)
Donita, thanks for the hugs bestie, hope the weathers improved down your more photo opportunities down the beach during a storm i trust. A thought, why do people walk their dogs in such conditions, I'm always afraid that a strong gust of wind will carry Darcey or Brodie away!
Rosemary, i think you've outdone me on the ticket front:-) i hope you enjoy both your evenings, something to get all glommed up for!
Saba, i must admit to being ever so slightly jealous as I pull on my winter coat and brave the elements:-) it sounds gorgeous! Yes, i can confirm that I will be joining Mother at the Strictly show:-) i plan to behave like a star by getting my hair and make up done for the occasion and also an entirely new outfit. It may prove to be an expensive evening but it is so worth it:-)
Pam, ive ran out of words to describe your boss and her appalling attitude, i think contacting your Union is the best way forward. Hope you are well honey and your hand is healing.
Missing the demo so i will send oodles of cuddles to all my blog besties and anyone who fancies a hugxxx


Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I have waited until after watching you at 6 pm and dinner thereafter! A very busy Show and lots of lovely products! Was good to hear you explain about how Dies are constructed and how you save us money! I will watch the 7pm Show on Catch up! I'm so sorry I can't record anything - it's so frustrating! Hey ho! People have lost family members, their home, and livelihood ! Who am I to moan about Virgin Media!
I love both of today's cards but the second just gets my vote as favourite as I have everything needed to make it! I have to say I do love that swirl - never thought of cutting off the holly leaves! I've been " constructing " wise men today and creating red poinsettias with the red glitter kiss! Wow - it's lovely!
I'm sorry I haven't read the posts today as I've been busy , not just crafting,!
Sending love to all my friends on the blog! So many lovely ladies!
Lots of lovely ve Myra, ( Friend of Maureen!!) xxxx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

You are spoiling us today with these two beautiful cards that show again your talent. Love both designs and the colors palette, but I have to confess the first one is my favourite. The Frosty Frame die is gorgeous no matter if it used on its own or combined with other dies like in this sample. The second card is lovely, great to make it if you have little time.
Have you pictured Holly Swirl as a tail of a star when you created it? How clever is that! How many of us would have used it this way without this sample? For sure not me. This card proves again how versatile your dies are. Thank you for sharing your talent with us, Sue.

Pam – Sorry to hear you still have problems at work. On the plus side, if is there any consolation, you won’t see your manager for at least 2 weeks.
Donita – JS has better prices but delivery time is longer.
Elaine- I sent you a big and gentle hug for each health problem that you have. (and some people think I am cold person:) )
Laine – Always pleased to hear good news, even from you :) Does your mum know about the tickets or is it a surprise gift?

Be happy, healthy & have a great weekend,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue your Christmas cards are stunning. I hope all goes well for the the takeover at Hochanda weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

scrAPpamondo said...

Two adorable cards, love the frosty frame of the first one, so delicate and festive!
And that lovely star with the swirly tail on that wonderful backround is just wonderful!!!

Theresa Pace said...

love them both. the first one has lovely frames with the stars but my favourite is the radiating star one. so striking but yet so simple. gorgeous, hugs xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue Two stunning cards the first so beautiful love the frames with stars on.
The second very different but equally gorgeous love the Dies & cards.
Love & Hug's Lynda BrockXx

Littlelamb said...

Two beautiful cards today and sorry I cannot choose between the two for a favouite. Thank you for sharing. Sorry I haven't been Anke to watch you on Hochanda but will watch on Catchup. Looking forward to it. Pam I would get your daughter on the case again with your manager. Take care and echoing your comments.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh these cards are both gorgeous. No favourite - love them both x
Twofer Fridays are fab x
Love the frosty frame. Having watched you on Hochanda as always you have proved that your dies are so much more versatile than any others x
Looking forward to your shows tomorrow x
Short and sweet this evening. My batteries are flat and will take a while to charge up again after more galavanting last night x
So will finish by sending happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone especially my blog besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous, gorgeous, love this card. Beautiful dies.
Di B.x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry, I didn't mean to ignore the second card, I thought it was separate. I love the background and the star, as you say a good quick card if you are doing a few. Love the colourl
Di B.x

karenlotty said...

So so pretty I can't choose a favourite this week

ursula said...

Two absolute beautiful 1 is my favourite...thanks for sharing with us Sue....luv Ursula xxx

Eunice said...

Wow both of the cards are amazing!

SHartl said...

This metallic star design is so beautiful and I love your combination of dies! The silver against dark blue is striking.

Latenight SandyH said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love the navy on both cards. The second one with the Star and the trimmed Holly Swirl will be very useful for my last-minute rush to make enough cards.
Take care everyone.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two beautiful cards sue x love the frosty frame and looking forward to seeing it on your shows x love the falling snow folder too x thankyou sue x
Theresa w xxx

Marie P. From Coppull. said...

I love both of these cards Sue and truly wish I had time to try at least one of them. I'm right in the middle of packing to move house and I treat myself every morning by reading all the comments on this blog. Sometimes it takes me till noon as I have to use my big magnifier
in order to see them.
Love and hugs.

Covgal said...

I love the first card better than the second one but each to their own. Thank you. X

Loose Stitches said...

Your first card is gorgeous, lovely design! The second one is very pretty!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card


dorothy cattanach said...

Two great cards sowing these lovely dies.
Dorothy xx