Friday, 6 October 2017

Christmas Double Day

Hi crafters!  It is time for another Christmas double day but first I would like to give a shameless plug the One Day Special on Hochanda I am doing which begins tonight at 6pm and a second show at 8pm.  I will be showcasing the Hexagons as one bundle and the tool box and barbeque dies in another (with a few other dies on the show as well).  The first card is a lovely navy blue and white one showcasing the Frosty Frame and Garland Edger.  I started by cutting a Frosty Frame aperture in the upper portion of the card.  I used one of the decorative dies from the Garland Edger to cut a double wide border into the lower portion of the card.   I backed the border area with white card, then added mounting foam on the back to raise it.  I attached it over another piece of coconut white card with a sticky adhesive sheet attached.  I cut another Frosty Frame in white and recessed in down into the aperture on to the sticky adhesive sheet, then sprinkled the remaining adhesive are with Diamond Sprinkles. I cut the inside of the Frosty frame rectangle out of blue and added it to the centre of the die.   I cut the Tidings Of Comfort die twice and stacked them and glued them into place on the blue rectangle, adding two small snowflakes from the Lace Snowflake set.  I made two flowers from the Classic Poinsettia and sugared the edges of the petals then seated them on a white satin bow.  The card was completed with white on white mats.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.



Card number two is a silver on silver number.  I cut Twinkle Star Background in Silver pearl card.  I backed it with Silver mirror card.  I cut a multi layered frame out of coconut white and silver pearl card and added it with foam over the background.  For the focal element, I cut the Scalloped Snowflake frame in silver pearl card, cutting the centre of it out.  I cut the centre decorative piece in white and added it behind the snowflake.  Next I cut a thin border out of silver mirror card using the outer cutting edges from the Scalloped Snowflake frame and the Art Deco snowflake frame dies and glued it to the edge.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the centre of the Lace Snowflake frame and added it with foam to the centre.  White and silver mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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121 comments:

Pam said...

Two stunning cards Sue, which one to choose, ooh, think no 2 just edges in for a win.
Elaine, well done you, you organised, they came, ate your cakes and contributed, you conquered. What a star you are.
Hope Andrew is well, is Helen home.
Rosemary, what a horrible day you had. Hope you have rested since.
Diane, good call to choose daughters 21st, that would be a difficult one to explain otherwise . You will be there in spirit, gin, vodka, whatever. Sorry to hear that Norah will be missing , I really hope she can come back to the blog soon, I miss her heartening banter.
Ann, hope you have your flight sorted for tomorrow, safe journey home.
My daughter and SIL finally have sunshine in Mexico, hooray.
I was at hospital yesterday, they are going to operate so waiting for a date, hopefully not too long. See how well that goes down at work. Talking about Work, I won £50 on the Social Club raffle, woohoo, 5 brand new notes,made my day.
Donita, I'd love to hear you say Hecky Thump in your accent, wonderful.
Carmen, Hope you are feeling better.
Daily hugs and good wishes to all especially our poorly and missing friends.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Two lovely cards today but I think my favorite is the navy and white. Either one would be a delight to receive. Good luck with your shows today and Saturday. Looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two gorgeous cards! The navy card is just a bit ahead of the silver one only because I adore the navy colour card!
Hugs x
Heather T

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, two more incredible designs for Festive cards, I love them both and find it impossible (for me anyway) to choose a favourite. I hope the shows go well, looking forward to all the ideas and inspiration. Have a great day all. Bx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards again today. Both really showcase your lovely dies. The frosty edger is quite lovely.
Pat x

Jan Jay said...

Morning Sue,two stunning cards, love the first one the colours and composition are gab. I also love the second one. Pleased I dont have to choose a favourite!! x

Jan Jay said...

That should say fab not gab 😊

Maria Illsley said...

Two great cards Sue. The second one looks like it is foiled that silver card is gorgeous xx

Debra K. said...

Two wonderful cards. The first is my favourite though with the gorgeous poinsettia! Debra x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two beautiful cards.
The tv is all set to record, have fun.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous cards Sue xx hazel

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Two very different takes on Christmas cards today.I think No.2 gets my vote. Looking forward to the shows.
Jan x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Happy Friday Sue. What an absolutely beautiful stunning sample to start today's post with. The elegance of dark blue and white, the design is just perfect, I just have to have the garland edger and frosty frame, saying that, unlike the extremely talented Beverly Fuchs (above) I couldn't make anything as beautiful as this.
The silver sample is pretty, and twinkle star background is beautiful, again, you can use both dies all year round now that can't be bad ☺
Really REALLY looking forward to your shows Sue and will be filling up more space (which is getting critical) in our little black box to keep as extra inspiration and to enjoy over and over again 😊
Sending love and hugs your way Sue xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Hi Sue. 2 lovely cards today but I think no. 1 is my favourite.
Good luck with your shows later, I know I shall be glued to the screen.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great cards. Really love the first one.

Netty The Runner said...

Two amazing cards Sue, think I like the first one better, purely in colour. They are both fabulous. Really looking forward to your shows tonight and tomorrow. Recorder is set.
Annette x

Karen Drew said...

Two stunning cards. Love the Christmas double days.
I wouldn't say it was a shameless plug, just a gentle reminder to people like me who are getting back to reality after a weeks cruise and all I can see is a pile of washing!!
Luv
Karen xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, two fabulous cards today!!!
Which one would I choose??? Both they are gorgeous!!!
Will be watching tonight!!!
The dies arrived yesterday Thankyou!!! They are so cute!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. Two beautiful cards this morning , its to hard to pick which one I like the best. I am really enjoying double Fridays seeing your christmas cards. Looking forward to watching your shows later.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards today and no favourite as I love them both.

hettygarlick said...

Both lovely cards Sue. I'll be watching the shows.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Another fabulous twofer and love the first one particularly.
Will get onto catch-up to catch your shows Sue, worked last time so fingers crossed
Hugs
Muriel x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Your Friday double days are always a treat and today is no exception. Two stunning designs that I'm unable to choose a favourite from, both being beautiful. X

Sandy G said...

Two beautiful cards Sue. Love the first one. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to Pam on your win. Just in time to buy lots of Xmas craft goodies!
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
Two beautiful cards today so no favourites i wish i could see your show .
Catherine V94 xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards, hard to choose a favourite.
Recorder is set for your shows.
B xx

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Brr, a right Frosty morning all round!
A magical icy look to the Christmas duo this week, especially loving the navy and white with that gorgeous Frosty frame taking centre stage.

Krafty Runner x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two fabulous cards again today. The second one has a modern feel to me and is beautiful but my heart belongs to the first one today- it's very elegant and sparkles!!! I'm gutted that I won't be able to see your shows tonight, I don't finish work until 11pm, but they are all set on the magic box.
Pan, hope you don't have long to wait for your operation and congratulations on your win - brilliant timing for Sue's shows!
Elaine, well done in your fundraising, your cakes sounded wonderful. Hugs to all, Sue xxx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Gorgeous cards today. I think I prefer the navy because it stands out so well but both are great. Not sure what happened to yesterday's comment, it seems to have disappeared but I loved that too. I really must start my Christmas cards but we are going away again on Sunday until Wednesday so it isn't going to be anytime soon. I have some ideas on what I'm doing though so that helps.
Hope everyone has the best day possible.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I love both the cards today, but the first one is my favourite as I love the blue and white colours.
Regards,
Evis M.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Both are beautiful cards and I can't decide which is my favourite this morning. You spoil us with the double days Sue.
Well at last we have news of our flight home. Luckily everything is the same just a different airline thank God for that. I am a happy bunny this morning. And can't wait to get home to open my prize from Sue. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Chris Curry said...

Two nice cards Sue. I am a traditionalist regarding Christmas colours but I think I would choose No1 as my favourite. Thank you, looking forward to your shows tonight. Xx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Fellow Followers,

The first card wins by a mile, but that's mainly because I don't have any of the other dies. The Frosty Frame gets me every time. Also I'm getting to mind Poinsettias less. These are nice in white. It looks to me like everyone in the UK gives them a mountain fold in the middle, but I would do a valley. Is that an optical illusion, or a phenomenon like the swirl around the drain being one way in the northern hemisphere and the opposite way in the southern?

Veecee, you must be new. Welcome to the family! Your question about where to obtain materials depends on where you live. And by materials, do you mean what Sue mentions besides her dies? Unless you live in the UK, you'll probably have to order online. Johanna Sheen has lots. If you watch Hochanda this weekend, they usually offer supplies that work well with the dies they're selling. We don't get Hochanda in the U.S., of course, but everybody can watch it on the computer.

Saba, Aye up sounds like what they say in Maine. I don't get cricket either. Only recently got it separated in my mind from croquet.

Maureen Killen, I must have looked away when your niece went by. I'm getting that impression that your gang of seven meets for comedy workshops.

Rosemary, what a terrible day medically but what a wonderful job you did describing it. Did you have to jettison your walking stick to go home on crutches? Yowser. Better days ahead. If that happened to me, I'd stay in bed Friday.

Rose in Chester, it's funny you think of the Atlantic Ocean background as a he. I think of it as a she. Pacific is definitely a he, though. .

Congratulations, Elaine, on winning the day with Best Homemade Cakes and Most Philanthropic Cakes.

Pam, well done on the raffle! Which dies are you getting? Sorry to disappoint you, but I don't have an accent. Hahaha! I'm sure we'd all giggle if we heard each other speak.

Friday Double Day always surprises me, just as Monday surprises me for coming around too soon. However, this is a three-day weekend. I'm among those who wishes it was called Indigenous Peoples Day.

Love to you all,
Donita


June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, 2 lovely cards today, I am not going to choose between them as they are both equal, looking forward to seeing you on tonight's shows.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above and congrats on your winnings, now what are you going to buy with it. Also lets hope you get a date for your op soon, get it sorted.

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

Diane Green said...

Good morning Sue
Double delight Friday, don't they coma round fast! It's a real treat on a Friday to open up the blog and see two beautiful cards. Love them both but I think no1 has the edge for me today. I think it's the poinsettias, after making some yesterday they are calling to me! Thank you for the gentle reminder, I had my email from hochanda last night and saw the suprise so today I will program the magic box. Hope you have a safe journey to Peterborough.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. Now remember what the union guy said, don't stress about work, your health matters and you are ready for your operation, I hope it comes round quickly. Well done on your win, go on treat yourself xxx
Elaine well done you xxx

Clai01 said...

Think the navy card for me and looking forward esp to seeing the hexagons. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous card today. I can’t choose a favourite as I love navy blue and white cards but the silver one is also really beUtiful.

Barbara V

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Both cards are lovely but the first one is my favourite, in fact I bought the frame die as soon as I saw this card for the first time.

Lisbeth

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
2 Beautiful cards today 1st one has the edge for me but love the colours on both.

Sorry I haven't been online but not feeling well at all at the moment, hopefully these antibiotics get rid of it.

Sending love and healing hugs to all who need them
Have a good day
Love
Sharon
xxx

carol edwards said...

Enjoy your shows tonight Sue. I'm sure you will be roaring success. Both cards are really nice, number one is my favourite. I love how intricate it looks, just like lace icing on a cake. X

Anonymous said...

Two different colour schemes Sue.. Neither my colour choice but they are both great designs. My obvious choice for Christmas are traditjtional red & white or using green with either.
ValCCumbria xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two fabulous cards, the first one is very elegant and sumptuous and the second one is very pretty with it's rows of piercing, very effective.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anne said...

Two lovely cards, Sue. Will have to record the shows as we are away next week. Something to look forward to when I get home.

Anne (Northampton)

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue not one but too stunning cards, the first one really makes the statement and hits you right in the face. The second one is a little more subtle but just as gorgeous, thanks for sharing. Have a great day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two super Christmas cards, the first one being my favourite as it has poinsettias and I really love navy and white. Will be watching your shows and so pleased you are starting with the hexagon dies as I was so lucky to win a set. Enjoy Hochanda - sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Sammy Onion said...

Hello Sue

Two very lovely creations and fab dies! Looking forward to the shows on Hochanda.

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
I thought it was Saturday today, thats a weird feeling when you are a day out!
Two wonderful cards. The first is my favourite though with the gorgeous poinsettia!
Love Marg

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow love that top one especially

SueJ said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, I love the dies that you have used in both.

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards!!!
Greetje

rosiejt said...

I'm very happy with your 'shameless plug'! Looking forward to the shows as well.

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Oh my...I love your double days and this mornings cards were delightful. Two equally gorgeous creations for Christmas, I cannot decide which one is best.

Donita... the rules for cricket are quite simple???
As explained to me years ago... The players decide how many overs are to be played for each game. The team that is 'in' has to score as many runs as possible with 3 balls per over. The team that is 'out' has to try to get the team that is 'in'.. out. Then they stop for tea and cakes, made and served in the clubhouse by the bored wives, after which they restart the game with the team that was 'out'...'in' and the team that was 'in' is now 'out' and the 'out' team now have to try to get the team that is 'in'..'out'. At the end with the all the overs played...the team with the most runs wins. Simples.
But if you can understand all that, then you must be a genius.


Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love your Christmas double days, so much inspiration!
Rosemary xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue your cards are gorgeous I love them both. I really enjoy Christmas double days there is so much inspiration. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Clare Powell said...

Two great cards, love the colour of the blue one x

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
both cards are beautiful but the first one is my favourite.
have a nice weekend and a great Hochanda show. I will watch.
Rolf xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards for us today , i must say i love the navy one i will certainly be making navy and white Christmas cards now .

Veecee,I too am a hobby crafter i only craft for my family and friends and i have had many a bargain from ebay , lots of items and materials Sue uses are on there at very reasonable prices , i have bought used dies and have always been pleased with them .

A up Saba Your hubbys a good un as i don't get cricket either .

Rosemary i do hope you feel heaps better today big huggles .

Crewe Trish , i am making the effort this weekend to make my 5 Birthday cards that are coming up before Christmas ,then i will start on the 50+ Christmas cards needed , big huggles .xx

Myra and all the gang , it is exciting reading your posts as you all get ready for the get together , i am sure Diane will raise her glass to you at the birthday bash ,so
sorry to hear Norah is having difficult times at the moment sending her big Huggles .

Hecky Thumps , I think it suits you ,hope you are well and sending you a big cuddle .

Pam ,I hope you Hospital date comes through quickly , the sooner the better for you , WOW! lucky for you enjoy your win and buy something for yourself.
Yes Helen got home yesterday ,it was way too hot for her but she had a lovely time .
Andrew is still struggling with the rash on his face , they gave him a stronger antibiotic on Tuesday ,so lets hope this one will clear it up .

Big Huggles to all especially my besties.
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Both are lovely!
Can't wait to see your wonderful demos on Hochanda.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Loving the Christmas Double Days and here are two more inspirational designs to get us started with the festive card-making...really falling for that Frsoty Frame as featured in the first sample but also love the bold framing on the second and the two-tone silvers...just about to set the recorder box for you shows tonight and tomorrow

Elaine - well done with the fund-raising - a very respectable amount and it all helps a very worthwhile cause...shame no-one else baked any cakes though but at least that meant that your creations had centre stage...lol

Pam - well done on your win - it shows that every cloud does have a silver lining - hope they don't keep you waiting too long for the operation and then you can put it all behind you

Veecee - welcome to this wonderful blog..why not try Joanna Sheen for your die supplies, very good prices, speedy despatch and great service too...

Donita - I think you'd be amazed at the sheer number of regional accents over here - and all jostling together on one teeny tiny island...but we have great fun trying to understand what each one of us is saying...lol

Izzy

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today but I think the 1st is my favourite. The elegance about the navy & white makes me think I will use these colours on my cards this year. Looking forward to seeing the shows. Yvonne xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both beautiful - second one slightly my fav but a close thing. Looking forward to your shows.

Ruth Kidd said...

Morning Sue,

These are both gorgeous. The first one is my favourite as I love snowflakes and the navy/white combination. So crisp and elegant. I bought the Lace Snowflake set last week, and I think the Frosty Frame is the next must-have for me.

Looking forward to seeing your shows tonight and tomorrow.

Hope everyone has a good day.

Ruth x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards but my favourite has to be the second one, so pretty.
x

Beryl Treble said...

Two lovely cards

stitchingranny said...

Whilst both cards are lovely I just adore the navy and white one. Such a fresh looking combination and not one I would have thought of for a Christmas card, but it definitely works and works well.

Hugs Helen xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely double day today, No 1 just edges it for me, thanks for the reminder about your shows.
Have a lovely day everyone, sun is shining here today, but still very Autumnal.
Take care, Jess xx

dmjones said...



A lovely double day for Christmas!! The first
one is my favourite, but the second comes close!!




Doreen x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Absolutely gorgeous Christmas cards I do love the Navy and white so unusual

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Both cards are lovely but the colour of the first one are beautiful. love Jean Z xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely cards to get me in the mood today. But the first one has it, I love the dies, the colours and the arrangement. It's a stunner, that one.
Hugs, Rose

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. Both lovely in different ways.

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue I could never choose between these two lovely cards both stunning can’t wait for your shows
Love always June Horrocks xxxx

ursula said...

Wow, two gorgeous Christmas cards for today, nope still none for me....sorry....No.1 has to be my favourite, I just love all things feminine and this one does it for me, but both are great, I can think of several who would appreciate a card like these...thank you Sue..luv Ursula xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Two really lovely cards - the first one definitely gets my vote as the favourite.
Doreen R

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue. I do like Friday double days especially when it's Christmas Cards, and you have two beautiful cards for us today. I think number one is my favourite.
Wendyx

Kate's Cards said...

Like them both. Something a little different from the normal Xmas card fare! xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards today but the first is my favourite, I'll be recording your show at 6.00 but won't be able to see the 8.00 one.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely card, I think no 1 just sways it for me.
I will have to watch the shows on catch up.
Lydia
X

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, another lovely double day. Both cards are beautiful but I really, really like the first one; the way you have treated the Frosty Frame makes is look all feathery, just gorgeous. Sky box already set for your shows, looking forward to them and I hope you enjoy yourself in the studio.

Pam - hope you get a date soon and then this can all be put behind you. Well done on winning the raffle, do I need three guesses as to what you might treat yourself to?

Cheryl - I don't know about village cricket but in all other formats of the game there are 6 balls per over lol. Love the explanation you were given, especially the tea and cakes :D

Wishing everyone a happy week-end.

Frances

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Sorry to be brief again. Great cards, I think the first one is my favourite, but like them both.

Hope to catch up on everyone's comments later.

Love Helen xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Two fabby cards as always. Can’t wait for show might have to treAt myself lol x

Jean said...

Gorgeous!

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Sue

WOW, especially loving the first card, the navy and white are so affective plus your design too

June x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card and a beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Two beautiful cards for today. Love both design,but ... the first one is my favorite.

Sorry to be brief today. I didn't have time to read all comments.On the other hand an hour or so we are leaving to the airport. I feel better and now I can relax.

My dear friends,
Stay healthy and happy.Hugs for you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I think both of these cards are absolutely gorgeous love everything about them
JOY Xx

sued99 said...

Hard to choose a favourite today as I love them both. X

Suzzette Yandle said...

I am so glad you reminded me of your Hochanda shows. I know you have the shows posted on this blog on the upper corner, but I sometimes forget to look. I will be sure to watch your shows. Your card designs today are awesome. I especially like the lovely blue and white one. I like the combination of elements on this one. The silver one surely gives off a gleam and sparkle that does not show up on the photos.

lindyloo12 said...

Two more great cards, like them both very much!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two fabulous cards, I love the frosty frame and I'm using it for most of my Christmas cards likewise I love the twinkle star background and I'm about to use it for my grandson's birthday card. Looking forward to all the shows today and tomorrow although I will have to watch tomorrow's on catch up as I'm out all day at a flower arranging event
Pam congratulations on your win and I hope you don't have long to wait for the op
Myra sorry to hear Norah is going through difficult times, please give her my love and let her know she is very much missed
Carmen happy holidays hope you have a lovely time

Sending love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two Great Cards. Apart from the sentiments I don't think either particularly say Christmas, so they could be used for any occasion. I love stars, so the second is great for my taste. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

barbara macaskill said...

Both of these cards are beautiful! Especially the first one! It is so elegant in a handsome sort of way! TFS!

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
WOW A two fer Friday ......
What a gorgeous sight opening up your blog and seeing these beautiful cards.
I love both cards but if I have to choose a favourite it would be number one.
Thank you so much for this fantastic inspiration.
Love and hugs Brenda XXX

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two stunning cards suex love the frosty frame and the colours on the first card x the second card is beautiful too x thankyou for the reminder about your shows but didn't need it this time x have been looking forward to watching you all week x thankyou sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Suemac said...

Two beautiful cards

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Favourite day of the week again the weeks are just flying by. Two stunning cards, the blue and white is very elegant and the silver is more sedate in it's colouring but I wouldn't turn my nose up at either if I received one for Christmas. I have the box ready to record all your shows today and tomorrow. I will be able to watch your shows tonight and also to see if I can get my husband to buy me a Christmas present Lol. Good Luck with your shows and have a great time.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

STELLA MUNN said...

Love both of these, but the blue/white combo does it for me every time! I need to start getting a wriggle on with my Christmas cards - only 40 made so far & some gone to charity. I need to take me & my craft room to a desert island for a couple of weeks!!!! X

CraftyJo said...

Both lovely but the navy and white is extra lovely :)

Littlelamb said...

Just got back from Aice Skating to watch the show at 6pm. Pleased about that. Really like both cards today but my favourite has to be the first one. Thank you for sharing these with us. Let us know how you spend the money Pam. Also echoing your comments. Well done Elaine on the amount you raised at the coffee morning. Must go and watch the show

Janet Wilson said...

Love the silver card!

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic cards sue love the second one the background is fabulous. Laura O

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Two fabulous Christmas cards I really can't choose a favourite they are both so different
I have just finished watching your first Hochanda show it was great I loved the Dads card you made using the tools what an ingenious idea!
Pam congratulations on your win I'm wondering what you will spend it on? I hope your operation will be soon so you can get it all behind you and be on the road to recovery
Ann glad to hear your flight is sorted safe journey home
Carmen hope you have a lovely holiday
sending good wishes to all hope you all have a wonderful weekend

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I forgot it was a two-fer day and they are beautiful. I can't choose between them.
Pam, I hope you get a date soon for your op, and congratulations on your winnings. I hope you treat yourself to something nice. Have a restful weekend.
Hecky Thump, everyone in the gang has accents except me. I speak perfect Queen's English, as they will all confirm!!! Sorry to read that you missed Carolyn, I'll be sure to tell her to watch out for you ha ha.
Pat L, I hope Sarah is enjoying herself and is well. Enjoy your flower arranging event tomorrow.
Fluffycat, I was one of the wives who did the teas that Cheryl referred to, and it was 6 balls an over when George played. Well, I say played very loosely, as sometimes he was out for a duck ha ha.
Ann, good to read that your flight is sorted, you can relax now.
Carmen, hope you have a safe flight.
Elaine, Diane will most likely raise a bottle to us, she rarely bothers with a glass ha ha (oh oh, I'm in big trouble now).
PP and Laine, sending love.
love to all
Maureen (Myra's fiend) xxx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
I think I like the first card best but they are both gorgeous,
just waiting for your eight o'clock show,
Well done Pam on winning your prize,
Best wishes
Karen M

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous Christmas double day today. My favourite is the navy and white one, it just looks so wintery with its frosty frame and the poinsettias done in white are just stunning. I'm about to watch you on catch-up, I'm dying to see your hexagon samples. Hope you have a massive sellout.

Pam I hope you don't have long to wait for your op and this time you don't get any hassle from your manager.
Donita what are you like, cricket doesn't have the slightest resemblance with croquet. My son in law played at international level and my grandson now plays for the Yorkshire juniors so I've watched many a match.
Elaine hope the antibiotics help Andrew to feel more comfortable. By heck lass he's been throut' Mill. Diane is going to Skype us when we are away so we can all raise a glass to her, mind you seeing as most are t- total it'll only be me Myra and Jess with the real stuff, and Diane of course. As for Maureen speaking Queens English, well that's a laugh.
Veecee welcome to the best blog going hope you'll be a regular visitor.
Chery, Frances is correct, it's six ball per over but loved your explanation of cricket.
Carmen, happy holidays, look forward to hearing all about it.
I'm packed and ready for tomorrow's flight home, so excited.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx


Dawn Holben said...

Two gorgeous cards today Sue, I think the forst is my favourite.
I just love how those dies work together and also love the deep blue and white.

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love the first one best but blue is my favourite colour, also very crisp.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Berina RGA said...

Both cards are so pretty! Love them both.

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Sue 2 lovely and so different cards. I prefer the first one love navy and white use it a lo.
Pam congratulations on your win so well deserved. Treat yourself yo something nice after your op something to look forward to. Hope your op is soon love and huggles.
Elaine I hope Andrews new antibiotics help him. I love heggerty thump, just brilliant! love and huggles to you all
Laine where are you hope you are okay got to be ready for strictly tomorrow, Can you tell I am a massive fan?????? love and huggles
Donita I came out of the hospital with 2 crutches and a walking stick under my arm luckily hubby was there to help. Went to the chemist today not thinking how I would carry a bag of medicine with 2 crutches but the staff came to my aid, put them in a carrier bag and I hung it on one of the crutches. Got some funny looks but hey ho who cares lol!!!! love and huggles and to Crewe Trish and to you all xxxxxxxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Two beautiful cards! Choosing a favourite - almost impossible . I do love the first one though and I have the Frosty Frame! It’s gorgeous!
Can’t watch you Live on telly but IPad will suffice! Thanks to Brenda( Littlelamb) for reminding me! She is very good at keeping me in line! Somebody has to try!!
Will watch the 6pm Show later!
Yes Cheryl as no doubt you knew there are definitely six balls in an over! Whoever wrote that explanation was Fielding at Silly Mid-on!! Ha ha! I knew Frances would notice - my cricketing buddy!!
Even Saba noticed!
I shall hide all cricket bats on Tuesday! My head is bad enough already!
I’ve done cricket teas too but for sons at school ! It was fun though!
Ann - great news you have your Flight home settled! Safe travel!
Carmen - have a lovely holiday and relax!
To all those in pain - thinking of you! Sending hugs/ cuddles! Lol!
Lots of love,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen) xxx

Theresa Pace said...

fab cards. love the navy one in all its simplicity, hugs xx

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, Love the blue and white and the silver and grey is unusual and elegant. Two great cards.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania

Eunice said...

Two very beautiful cards, but I think that I prefer the blue and white one.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oh WOW !!! Two gorgeous Christmas cards !!! I really love them both. They are stunning. I love all the dies you have used and the colour combinations to. If I had to choose a favourite between the two it would be the first card. I just think it is so beautiful Sue !!! The snowflake frame is so dainty and elegant. Such a gorgeous design. I really do love your Garland Edger dies to. So beautiful and so versatile in design that they can be used all year round and not just at Christmas time. Thanks for sharing. x x x
I watched your two shows this evening on Hochanda and they were fab !!! You looked amazing Sue, as you always do. I fell in love with all your card samples from both your Hexagon die sets and your necessity die sets. I am hoping to collect them all eventually. Thank you for two fab shows. I am recording all of your show tomorrow, and can't wait to see them. The cards you made on tv this evening were all beautiful. Thank you for everything you do, for all your hard work. Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres x x x

Sending everyone lots of love from Tres x x x

Pawprintx4 said...

Both of these are glorious, unconventional Christmas cards. I have no favorite, both are great in their own right. The lucky winners will be very happy with either.
Have a wonderful weekend....I enjoyed Sue on Hochanda. Beautiful cards and looks like you had fun with that BBQ set.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Sandie Braithwaite said...

2 fab cards. Msavaging to catch up intermittently on wifi.

Latenight SandyH said...

Two lovely cards. I like the first one most. The beautiful white poinsettias
swing it for me.
Pam, what a timely raffle win when Sue has shows on Hochanda. Hope you don't have to wait too long for your op.
Myra, please tell Norah she is missed here.
Take care everyone.

Viki Banaszak said...

These are both beautiful cards. I really love the star background on the 2nd card.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both gorgeous cards Sue.

Marie P. From Coppull. said...

Two more beautiful cards Sue.
I do try to read all the comments every day but my poor eyesight doesn't always let me read them in one sitting. Today I had to choose between reading the blog and reading a posting from my solicitor which will no doubt have a bill attached. I bet you can guess which I chose.

Love to all.

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