Friday, 27 October 2017

Christmas Double Day

Hello crafters!  Two completely different cards today, both from my Christmas Hochanda shows.  First up is a navy blue and white card (I know it does look black but it is really blue).  I demoed this one but if you missed the shows, here's a quick rundown.  I started by cutting the Frosty Frame out of Navy Blue card and using the inner cutting die to create a frame.  I added a very thin bit of mounting foam around the solid edge to raise it.  I used the Lattice Ribbon die and cut it out of coconut white card twice extended it to create the background for the frame.  I attached it to a piece of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet on it and then glittered the exposed adhesive with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz.  I attached the Frosty frame then trimmed away the excess card from the background.  Next I create a thin framed area for it to sit inside by partially cutting the inside frame from the Gingerbread man.  I moved the frame along, extending it by slotting it back in at a further point.  This is easily done if you just leave the top cutting plate off of the original cut area, only to cut the new extended area.  I backed it with Navy blue card to show through the design, then added a double sided tape border around the edge which I sprinkled more white Glitterbitz on.  I seated the Frosty Frame in the centre of it.  .  I cut the tag from the Frosty Frame set in navy blue card then seated the Tis the season in white in the centre.  The card was completed with white and Navy Blue card mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

Card number two also uses the frame form the Gingerbread man die set, but in a different way.  I started this one by using the Nordic Christmas mask on a piece of coconut white card.  I used the Frosted Sparkle Glitter Kiss through the mask and allowed it to dry thoroughly.  Once dry, I cut the frame in white and added a ruby red card backing to it to show through the design and attached it over the mask, trimming away the excess card.  I added this to a larger piece of white card and cut four of the Snowflake Corners and Flourish dies in white and glued them into place around the corner edges.  I cut a gingerbread man in tan card, inked through the die with Worn Lipstick for her tummy and cheeks and added red buttons and bow.  I used a regular pencil to add in her eyes and I added a white pencil icing line to the arms and legs and a candy cane in her hand.  I cut the sentiment in red and added both of them to the inside of the frame.  White and red mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4"  x  8 1/4" in size.  I hope you have enjoyed both of the double day offerings and have gained a bit of inspiration for your own cards.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

It's Friday and that means a two-fer. Gorgeous Sue love them both so different but equally beautiful.
Elaine, hope Andrew us doing well after his marathon treatment day.
Rosemary hooe you are feeling better, we miss you.
Frances my brother lives in Newfields, New Hamoshire, it is beautiful especially in the Fall. I think Moose are indigenous to Nirth America, I have never been lucky enough to see one but my brother says they are quite often on the roads and you just have to wait until they move.
Rosemarie, missing you too, hope all is okay.
The twins are home yay, they brought me a mug from the Statue of Liberty visit, a articulated teddy key ring from the Emoire State Building and some Hersey chocolate kisses yum yum. They had are a really good time, visited lots of places, met Will I Am, one if the Voice judges, he was chatting to them for a while. They were very tired yesterday afternoon but glad to be home. Ryan seems to have turned into a young man during this time.
Maureen/Sandy, why no to Statins? I wasn't sure but the nurse said to try them and see if they help get me through the pre assessment for the op.
Basket of hugs, help yourself, Soecial ones for missing and poorly friends.

Clai01 said...

Love the gingerbread card as my favourite x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Two beautiful cards Thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Love Fridays because it means Christmas double day! Two perfect cards again this morning but how can I possibly choose between glitter bitz and glitter kiss!
Pam, glad your boys are home having enjoyed New York. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Two lovely Friday cards.Great gingerbread card. I think it gets my vote because I just love the background.
Jan x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love both these Christmas cards, thanks for all the ongoing inspiration for getting our festive cards going. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Two fabulous cards. Love them both x
Your inspiration is so amazing Sue. No card making on my part for ages - very frustrating. But once I manage to get my bum into gear I will never be short of ideas thanks to you x
It's been a while since I was here. Was quite poorly and after lots of prodding and poking and loads of tests later everything sinister ruled out. Just my CFS symptoms and fibromyalgia flaring up with a passion x
Will be catching up on comments - slow but steady - but in the meantime lots of love to everyone especially all my lovely blog Bestie's - missed you all x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Karen Drew said...

Love both cards but think the gingerbread one has the edge for me. Maybe because I love food!!!!
Karen xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Two great cards today but so different I can’t choose a favourite.
Hope everyone has the best day possible.
Crafty hugs,
D x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I so love Friday double days and you have not disappointed me with these 2 samples, both equal in their own right and they deserve to have their day on the blog.

Pam I reiterate all you have said. Lovely to have the boys home, they must have been shattered after all that travelling.

PP how lovely to see you back amongst us again, sorry you have been poorly but on the mend now, we will get the red carpet out for you.

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

hollyberry said...

Two stunning cards today.

Debra K. said...

Two wonderful Christmas cards! Debra x

Bluefairy4U said...

Good morning Sue, love both your cards especially the blue and white one. Big hugs Jo xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love Friday too. Twofer days are so good and love both of these cards. Am so glad I gave in and and bought the frosty frame, can’t wait to try this one when it arrives.
Have a lovely weekend everyone
Muriel x

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue xx hazel

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Black purple green or blue, it makes no difference it's such a pretty die and you've show cased it beautifully it's a sample I'll never get tired of looking at so thank you for sharing again.
Is there any child that doesn't love a gingerbread man/lady, there are so many ways to decorate them as an activity it's wonderful to see them show their imagination so not only have you given us the tools to give our cards with these happy smiling faces to those we share the festivities with, but look at the amount of happiness fun and laughter you are helping to spread all round the globe, that alone should make you smile Sue, all your little gingerbread peeps giving people joy in many many countries, so for the fun and happiness the gingerbread die will bring not only on cards but for the imagination you've bought with our future decorating and dressing these little guys I have to say sample 2 is special. But sample 1 gets my vote as I just adore those dies no matter which colour they are cut from.
Will send you my usual hugs, and hope your day is full of love and happiness xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
What a lovely way to start a day, not one but two gorgeous cards! Both are beautiful, although I particularly love number one with the stunning Frosted Frame and pretty glittering.
Thank you for the wonderful inspiration. X

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all .. Two stunning cards this morning , I love seeing your christmas cards on Friday. Its hards to pick which one I love the best. Each card is so different with there own style and I always enjoy on how you use the dies.
Well wishes and hugs to all... Wendy

Netty The Runner said...

Two lovely cards Sue. Thank you for the inspiration. The little gingerbread lady is so cute.
Annette x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Two lovely cards for our Friday. One is simply elegant and the other shows a bit of whimsy but who wouldn't want to receive either one.

Hoping that you have a lovely weekend.


Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Both great cards, the second one is my favourite.

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning cards Sue and so different, love the simple lines of the first one and the cuteness off the second. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Catherine Lyons said...

Orning Sue
I love fridays when we have the twofer and there both gorgeous love that frosty frame.
Catherine V94 xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two fantastic Christmas cards-I think the first one is my favourite. Anything with blue on it is a winner for me.


Chris Curry said...

Two great cards Sue. The second one makes me smile and the first one, my favourite I think, makes me say aaah. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards this morning, both very different but beautiful in their own rights.

Barbara V

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I love twofers!!!
I love both cards they are just a bit gorgeous!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Inspired Ones,

Frosty Frames will get my vote every time, unless you put them up against the other Frame sisters, Noelle and Holly Lattice.
Making a frame from the barber pole trim on the Gingerbreads' house is so clever! You really got it going on!

Yes, Fluffycat, I did get your wardrobe reference. As in, Lion and Witch and.

Speaking of magical, welcome back, Princess Pixie! I hope you are now entering a long period of feeling well.

Here's another big basket of hugs to go with the one Pam put out. Take two! Take three! Take several and pass them around.


Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love both!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two really great cards today, really can't choose between them as they are both lovely. The gingerbread man is so cute.

Pam, glad the twins got back safely, I e lecture you will be hearing out their adventures for days to come.

I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie X X

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, spoilt for choice with these two beautiful cards. I love the how the frosted lace die brings the first card alive. But, always a but, I adore gingerbread men so both win today in my affections x

Jan Sayer said...

Lovely cards especially the first.
Love the frosty frame.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Two fabulous cards, the first very elegant and the second so cute. I love them both.
Marion S x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards.
B xx

Suemac said...

Two super cards.

Kate's Cards said...

Love them both but that icicle background in card one just pips it to the post! xxxx

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
I think the first one is my favourite clean and simple design I really like that!
Love Marg

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

I love Friday twofers though I can never make my mind up which one would be a favourite but this week I would have to say No.1 wins. The gingerbread man card would appeal to many youngsters, his cheeky grin says it all.

Saw your comment re statins Pam. My beloved Pete was put on these and he had the most terrible contradictions with pains shooting up from his feet to his buttocks and thigh pain like he had never experienced before, he said he felt like he was walking on glass all the time. It is cheap medicine (only pennies a packet) for doctors to prescribe to cover a myriad of complaints yet his consultant who he saw from a reference by his doctor said he needed to be investigated for a vascular disorder. They had already tried him with Simvastatin 4 years previously when he reported exactly the same symptoms then and refused to take them. The pains stopped within a couple of days. This time they said the pains were due to his gout...which was in his big toe!

Gentle healing hugs and prayers for all our poorly blog friends.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two different cards, both of which I really like, but the first one is the one I would make as I love the style and elegance of this and I particularly like navy and white too. Thank you for giving us so many ideas. Sending best wishes

June Horrocks said...

I love them both sue very different but both are beautiful thank you sue love always
June Horrocks xxxxxx

Owlish said...

Another 2 brilliant cards l like the first one very much gorgeous

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely cards, no 1 is just edging it for me.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards this morning Sue, so beautiful I can't decide which one I like the best. They both have their own different charisma.
Pam glad your family is back safe and sound. The little gifts they have bought you will mean so very much.
I remember when my sons were children they bought their grandma ( my Mum ) a little old fashioned granny ornament from their holiday in Filey
It reads on the bottom "Worlds Best Grandma" She absolutely loved it. She passed away 41years ago she was very young. That little ornament now sits on my bedside cabinet and has done since she passed on. And can you believe it....they still remember buying it for her. Ahhh wonderful memories. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely delightful and just gorgeous, the little gingerbread woman is so, so cute... Watched you demo the first post and was in awe then. It is so beautiful and elegant, but the second one is just as beautiful, only different.
Hugs, Rose

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Just love the Friday Double Days - two inspirational cards today, that Frosty Frame is really growing on me and has moved up the rankings on my wish list and thank you for the reminder to add the Nordic Christmas mask to the list too, it makes a gorgeous background behind the gingerbread lady!...


Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Oh twofer Friday is always such a lovely suprise and today is another one. Oh what a choice, I do like no 1, very stylish but no2 has a cheeky gingerbread person on it and they do make me smile. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam good to hear the twins are home and had fun, fancy meeting Will.I.Am, what a treat. Xxx
Pp lovely to see you popping in xxx

Anne said...

Two lovely cards but the first wins it for me.

Anne (Northampton)

Diane King said...

two great cards and showing the different ways of using dies xx

val jones said...

Two very pretty cards Sue. The second one is oh so cute.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,
Both lovely cards this chilly morning! Brrr!!

Krafty Runner x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today & I can't choose a favourite as they are both lovely in there own right. Yvonne xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both beautiful cards, think the first post just edges it for me but very close....

TOB said...

great cards, the first is my favourite. Hugs xx craftgirl

Clare Powell said...

Two great cards, love the snowflake frame on the first one and the cute gingerbread man on the second x

Anonymous said...

Both cards are beautiful Sue but my fav is the cute little gingerbread girl.
VCcumbria xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two Gorgeous Christmas cards both lovely but I have to admit I am a Gingerbread fan.


Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW You have given us two stunning cards . The first is very elegant with the navy and white. The Frosty Frame is a beauty. The second is very cute. Love the way you have used the Gingerbread Frame. Sorry can't pick a favourite as they are both gorgeous in there own right. Have a great weekend everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful lovely cards i can't choose a favorite i love them both equally .

Maureen you do make me laugh , my Mum was a shoe size 3 i dreaded going shoe shopping with her it was a nightmare ,she could never find a nice comfy up to date pair ,i remember going for some sandals for the holidays and she ended up with a pair of kids pumps . lol

Pam Andrew is doing okay up to press, so pleased you saw the boys sounds like they had a fantastic time . i will echo you again today as i got up very late and have a busy day .

Huggles to all my besties ,poorly and missing friends .

Elaine H X

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Love the cards. The first one is my favourite as I just love blue and white.
Evis M.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Two very special cards,both very different so can't choose,thank you for the ideas,
Best wishes
Karen M

SueJ said...

OH WOW two really lovely cards.
The frosty frame is my pick of the day though, it's gorgeous.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love both cards but especially the blue one . love Jean Z xxx

craftynanna said...

Welcome back PP so sorry you're so poorly, my daughter suffers with fibromyalgia best wishes to you x

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous cards Sue I think no 1 is my favorite oozing class but no 2 would be a favorite with the little ones, hugs to all Johanna

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards. The gingerbread man one is great for younger ones but for me the first one wins. Love the navy blue and white. I think the card is just sublime, very sophisticated and elegant.
Don't know what happened to my comments for the past couple of days - they appear to have vanished!
Pam glad your blood pressure is now ok and hope you can get your op done soon. Great that the twins had such a good time and how fantastic for them to have met Will.I.Am. They'll remember that forever and the kids at school will be so jealous!
Sending love and hugs to all, Alison xxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. The first one is very elegant but the gingerbread man has to be my favourite. He is so cute.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue
I Truly Love Fridays Where You Share Not One But Two “Phenomenal Christmas Cards”
With Us, Taking Us Through Them Step By Step So We Can Replicate If We Wished To
I Love Both Cards The Frame From The Gingerbread Collection Is Remarkable
Products Used In Today’s Cards:-
Card One:-
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Navy Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive White Pearls”
“Creative Expression Sticky Adhesive Sheet”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer White Glitterbitz”
“Double Sided Sticky Adhesive Tape”
Star’s In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Frosty Frame Die Set” (From The Festive Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Lattice Ribbon Die Set” (From The Festive Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Gingerbread Man Die Set” (From The Festive Collection To Use The Tremendous Frame)
Card Two:-
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Ruby Red Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Nordic Christmas Mask”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive White Pearls”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression White Frosted Sparkle Glitter Kiss”
“Pencils From Stash To Add Eyes Etc:-“
“Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink Pad”
Star’s In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Gingerbread Man Die Set” (From The Festive Collection 14 Cutting Dies, This Set Has The Tremendous Frame)
“Sue Wilson’s Snowflake Corners/Flourishes Die Set” (From The Festive Collection 6 Cutting Dies)
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Extremely Exquisite Cards I Just Love The Christmas Cards You Inspire Me Each/Every
Day I Would Be Lost Without This Blog I Appreciate Everything You Do Thank Once Again.
Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Two lovely cards. I like the first one best as it’s so crisp and I love the frosty frame. Nice to be spoilt with two though.

Welcome back Yvonne, I’m glad you’re ok and feeling better. May it continue. X

Love Helen xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two fantastic Christmas cards, I'm loving both, especially the cutesy gingerbread girlie.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I just love Christmas Fridays and seeing your two beautiful cards, the gingerbread lady is such fun but it's the frosty frame for me and this is very similar to my batch making card !!!
Crewe Trish and Donita I tried your suggestion and only had to pass it through three imes instead of the five or six times previously.
Myra think I might invest in the Platinum along with the miners lamp!!
PP good to see you back
Pam glad the twins enjoyed New York and met Will I Am too, wow

Sending love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends

Scottydog said...

Any thing blue has my vote, No. 1 is lovely, but I particularly love the stencil & paste background on card No.2 so very hard to choose between them. We are certainly getting lots of Christmas inspiration, thanks Sue.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two fabulous cards

Beryl Treble said...

Two beautiful cards

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely love the first card, the die is wonderful. Card 2 is so very cute

June x

BenteS said...

So cute both the cards :))

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, your frosty frame cards are so morish. I just love it. Looks good cut in lots of winter colours. As for the cheeky gingerbread man/lady, she is just scrumptious. Can't choose a winner today. Sorry. Enjoy your weekend everyone. Hugs xx Pauline

Dawn Holben said...

Yay i am back to being able to comment, been a horrendous week with one seriously ill dog and then coming down with a nasty cold.
My fur baby is home and getting better day by day so just nedd to get rid of this nasty cold.
And what two wonderful christmas cards to come back to, i love both of these and couldn't possibly pick a favourite.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, two great card to spoil us today and you do make it difficult to choose a favourite. but I think the first one just edges it.

sharon casey said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone
2 beautiful cards today really love both of them so cant pick one more than the other

Sending love and healing hugs to all

Hope your all having a good day


Pawprintx4 said...

Both are great cards but number one (yes, looks black on my phone) gets my vote partly because I have the die and have been loving it.
I keep loosing my posts also . I will be so happy to have my computer back up and my house back to normal.
Dawn glad your dog is on the mend. They are dear creatures. Could not imagine life without.
Everyone have a great weekend.
Stephanie K

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful cards Sue! Love them both!

Littlelamb said...

Two gorgeous cards today Sue. Can't choose a favourite as both lovely but completely different. Thank you for sharing. Lovely gifts the twins bought you back Pam. Enjoy the hearts. Echoing all your comments and good to see you back Yvonne. Hugs for all who need them.

Fikreta said...

gorgeus card!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue your cards are gorgeous I do love Christmas double days there is always so much inspiration. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards today. Love the frosty frame.

barbara macaskill said...

I am head over heels in love with the first card! So elegant and timeless! The whimsical second card is so pretty and fun! Good for the kids or the kid at heart adults! TFS!

Viki Banaszak said...

I love the striped frame you used! such wonderful cards.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Two fabulous cards! I have the navy card and it's so gorgeous!
Hugs x
Heather T

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Oh I do love twofer Friday’s! The first card is my favourite just because it’s lovely! The second card is really cute and I like it a lot too but the first one is more me if that makes any kind of sense!! I love the Frosty Frame! Soooo pretty!
Pam - what lovely gifts you have from the twins from New York! Each one comes with a memory! Wow even I’ve heard of so he must be famous! I have two penguins in my home now . I bought them for Mum on my first ever School Outing in Primary School. We went to Edinburgh Zoo - hence the penguins! When she was dying she said to me “ don’t you throw those penguins out!! “ I have them on Show and they cost 9d each old money!! Lol! I have things my sons bought as well as the grandchildren’s makes and gifts! All precious!
Pat L - love your new photo - is that one of your Arrangements! ? It’s gorgeous! Lovely for Autumn too! Talented lady!
Yvonne , aka PP - it’s so lovely to see you! We were very concerned about you. So sorry you have had a tough time! Hope that’s behind you now! Any news of Laine? We miss her too!
Carmen - love the shoes!!
Norah - I miss you too on Sue’s Blog! x
Love to all, especially those who aren’t feeling so well or are caring for others!
Myra ( Friend of Maureen! ) xxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Love both of these but the first has the edge for me it just looks so classy xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Two very different cards today, both of which are just right for different people. The first for my daughter and son in law, the second for my two granddaughters so you've sorted out my family very nicely! Thank you ha ha.
Pam, how lovely of the twins to bring you back such apt presents from their holiday. You can think of them every time you use the mug and the key ring, unfortunately the Hershey Bar won't hang around as long as them ha ha. Did they get Will I Am's autograph? I was given Statins (which were originally tested on males but not on females!) for four nights and was woken every night with terrible cramps in the whole of my legs. A thing I never suffered with before. I've had an angiogram which shows my arteries are completely clear so I thought "blow that" (or words to that effect ha ha) and haven't taken them since. It could be just me, but reading about Cheryl's husband confirms it's not.
PP, lovely to see you but sorry that you've been poorly. Hope you are back to full speed soon, and when you go out make sure you walk on June's red carpet.
Dawn hope that cold goes away soon, pleased that your dog is improving, and welcome back!
love to all
Maureen (Myra's fiend) xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love both of the cards, but the first one is my favourite for it's understated elegance.


karenlotty said...

Both cards are brilliant and I can’t choose a favourite


They’re both lovely. So different, but equally good x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two contrasting cards but both equally lovely. I love the first one being cut in blue rather than black, that suits me perfectly and I love the gingerbread person on the second one, also the way you created the frame on both of them! I can't choose today as each one is suitable for different people.

Pam - glad the twins had such a good time and thought to bring you mementoes. Lucky you having seen a New England fall, something I would have loved to do.
Princess Pixie - yay you are back! Hope you are up to full strength again soon but if you do walk on June's red carpet please be careful not to trip up :-)
Dawn - Paws crossed that your fur baby continues to improve (they are such a worry, aren't they) and that your rotten cold goes away very soon.

Sorry if I have missed anyone but must dash, the oven timer is calling me.


CraftyJo said...

Lovely - the first one appeals especially :)

CraftyJo said...

Just had a thought whilst reading through some any of you save these cards to Pinterest? I love it and use it a lot so I can reference ideas I've seen which I want to revisit.

I was thinking of Sam Smithard who takes - surely a whole lot of - time to itemise everything Sue does and uses, using Pinterest means you don't have to do this as you can just pop back to the original post and get all the details again.

Just trying to save you some time - all the more for going crafting :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

2 gorgeous cards and the one on top is also elegant Sue
Gr Karin

Laura O' Connor said...

2 great cards. Can't choose like elements in both. Laura O

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Ooh Lovely two fabulous Christmas cards to drool over I love them both they are both so different I just can't choose a favourite
Pam how thoughtful of the boys to bring you back some lovely gifts wow they were so lucky to meet Will-I-am!
PP good to have you back lets hope your health keeps improving
Sending caring hugs to all who need them

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Two different cards but both equally beautiful. Love the first for its elegance and Frosty Frame is one of my favorite frames. Love the second one because is a fun card with a beautiful background. Thank you, sue, for spoiling us again.

Pam - Glad the twins are home and they enjoyed New York.
PP - Welcome back! So sorry you have had a tough time! We missed you as much as we miss your friend. Any news about other princess?
Maureen - Your sense of humor is inversely proportional to your shoe size :)

Hugs to you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
A late one today I don't know where the day has gone I do love Fridays two of your lovely creations to look forward to.The first one is my favourite.
Pam lovely to have your boys back. PP lovely to hear from you hopefully it's a long time before you have another flare up.Dawn I am glad your fur baby is on the mend.Elaine thanks for your update on Rosemary we miss her.Sam I for one love your detailed description it helps me immensely.

Jan Jay said...

Hi sue, love both of these cards, but the frosty frame is my favourite its so versatile x

Narrowboat girl said...

2 lovely cards Sue. Hard to choose but I think the gingerbread card gets my vote

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two beautiful cards sue x love the frosty frame its so pretty and your gingerbread looks good enough to eat x thankyou sue for your inspiration x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w x

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Two beautiful Christmas cards, both so very different. Must say my favourite is the first one, the navy blue and white Frosty Frame.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two very beautiful cards, frosty frame is lovely and the frosted look on the card wonderful but I do love the background on the Gingerbread card. Two very different Christmas cards.
Di B.x

Latenight SandyH said...

The second card with the Gingerbread lady is cute but the first one using the Frosty Frame is my favourite. Love the navy and white (may sound strange coming from someone who doesn't like using black on cards).

Princess Pixie, good to see you back here. Sorry you've been so poorly.
Pam, lovely for you having the twins back, sounds as if they've made some super memories. Having read the contraindications of statins I didn't want to take the chance of the sort of experiences Cheryl's Pete and Maureen had. I have enough problems with my legs already. Daily porridge and a cholesterol-busting drink have helped get my cholesterol level down by 1.5 so I'm almost half-way there.
Take care everyone.

Marie P. From Coppull. said...

Good morning Sue.
Thank you for lifting my spirits a little with the 2 beautiful cards. I can't say I have a favourite as they are equally gorgeous.
I spent all morning yesterday (Friday) packing up my card making stuff and e-mailing my new address to all and sundry,Early afternoon I phoned the lady who lives in the house I bought to find out what time on Tuesday she would be vacating the property. She had not been told by anyone that Tuesday was closing day!! I felt almost as sorry for her as I do for myself. I guess I may end up homeless as my buyers are eager to move in here.
Sorry for whining on this lovely blog.
Marie P.

Sunnybec said...

loving both of these cards, I think my favourite is the first one. I am trying to get some Christmas cards done but it seems to be taking me ages!

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two really great cards very difficult to choose a favourite but I think I'm edging towards the first as the navy gives it a very clean and classic look. I love the stencil and the frame in the second one though, both are giving great inspiration, thank you Sue

With Best WISHES

Elaine Ann

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Delightful cards love them both


Heather R Oxfordshire