Friday, 10 November 2017

Christmas Double Day


Hi bloggers!  Two completely different sort of cards for today's double day offerings.  First up, I started with a piece of ruby red card and used the Nordic Christmas mask and taped it in place with removable tape.  I used Red Glitter Kiss through the mask following the four turn technique to get adequate coverage from each angle of the design.  I allowed it to dry well, then cut it into three strips.  I added mounting foam to the back of the strips then added them to a slightly larger piece of coconut white card, leaving a small gap between them.  I cut four of the Poinsettia Flourishes in white and glued them into the four corners.  For the focal element, I cut the Lace Snowflake Frame in white and added it to the centre.  I stamped my sentiment, then cut a frame from a piece of ruby card that I covered with the red glitter kiss, using the inside hexagon dies from the Lace Snowflake die.  I added the frame over the sentiment with foam, then trimmed away the excess card and mounted it in the centre of the snowflake.  The card was completed with white and red mats and layers. The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.







Card number two is a more frosty looking one, done in aqua and white.  I started by cutting six of the Snowflake Edgers in white.  I attached them to the sides of a wide piece of aqua card that I embossed with the Wild Poinsettia embossing folder.  I added a white backing piece that I added strips of sticky adhesive sheets to the edges.  I peeled the backing paper off and coated both sides with Iced Snow.  For the focal element, I cut the Scalloped Snowflake Frame in white as the backdrop.  To it, I added the Art Deco Snowflake frame in white.  I stamped my sentiment, then covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off then added an aqua frame cut with the centre of the Scalloped Snowflake die set.  I coated the exposed adhesive with Diamond Sprinkles then attached it to the centre of the card.  I made a bow with some aqua ribbon (from my stash) and added a white crystal sparkler to the centre of it.  White on white mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are   6 3/4" x  10 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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139 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous Sue, love the cards, one bold and beautiful, the other delicate lacy but also stunning, I'll take both please.
Rosemary so lovely to see you back, hope you are feeling better now.
Elaine big hugs for you and the family, with you all the way.
Carmen, it was a lovely heartwarming thing you did fir little Jacob, bless you.
Sam, your comment is priceless, it helps me to focus on the details, don't ever stop. As you say no one has to read it but I do every day.
Laine, hooe you are feeling better today, I hate the dentist, optician too. Find visits there so uncomfortable .
Maureen, enjoy your visit from the girls.
Sent good wishes to Tina and family, had a reply, he is Phienix Evan, he is going to bring so much needed happiness to that whole family, a real gift of love.
Meeting went okay, will get written decision in 5 days, manager didn't give anything away. Union said it it is wrong decision it will go to appeal and possibly tribunal, as it is in the guidance.
Hugs to all, have a wonderful day. Soecial ones for poorly and missing friends

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, two lovely creations for Christmas, love them both, but I have to say my favourite is the red and white one. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Karen Drew said...

Two stunning cards. The red and white is my favourite although I do like the frost look on the second one
Luv
Karen xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely cards, think the first just has the edge for me xx

Glennis said...

Beautiful, I think the aqua one is my favorite

hollyberry said...

Two very beautiful cards today,love them both.

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Good morning Sue,

Lovely cards today. I think my favourite is the aqua one. This looks so cool and stylish with the coconut white. I’ve bought a rather large stash of coconut white as, like you, it’s become a favourite of mine.

Have a great day,
Love, Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Two gorgeous card's for Double Day Friday. The first very classic with the red and the second looking very frosty with the aqua. Sorry can't pick a favourite as I would be happy to receive either.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Lyn Cleasby said...

Beautiful, contrasting, cards. Love the look of the red and white, so striking, and then the second card is delicate. Lovely, Sue.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Morning Sue
Two lovely cards today although I love any colour on the blue scale I think the red is my favourite today.
Jan x

Maria Illsley said...

Two lovely cards Sue. I like the design of the first card and the colours of the second card.. umm card number three on the way ..lol xx

Barbara (C) said...

Difficult to choose between the Double Day cards. All the elements work so well together on each sample. BarbaraC

hazel young said...

Super cards Sue love them both xx hazel

Kitty Davies said...

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

Yvonne19856 said...

Wow. Two stunningly beautiful cards Sue. The deep red of the first card make the card jump off the page. Just gorgeous. Xxx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
Two gorgeous cards today the red so vibrant and the aqua so cool and frosty.
Catherine V94 xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two beautiful cards this morning! I love them both for different reasons.
Hugs x
Heather T

Netty The Runner said...

Absolutely amazing, so gorgeous. Love them both equally.
Annette x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Two WOW cards this morning for double Friday. Its so hard to pick which one I like the best. On the first card I do like the red glitter kiss with the Nordic mask. The white die cuts really brings the card together.
On the second card I really like the frosty look and the hint of Aqua. I love having a peep at the Christmas cards on Friday.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.
Wendy

Debra K. said...

Two wonderful Christmas cards! Love the second one especially. Debra x

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I think both these cards are absolutely gorgeous but I especially like the ruby red card frosty blue is what it says rather cool
JOY Xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Two absolute beauties and so very different. I've not been able to add any of the latest festive dies to my collection - yet, and the decision would be so hard to make which to have, made even harder by the glorious samples you treat us to. Red is a real festive colour and the Glitter Kiss gives the whole design the wow factor but I love how the whole sample draws you in - stunning.
The delicate shades of the second almost send a wave of serenity over you, and I just love how you've tiered the Snowflake edger like that - really really pretty.

Sam - your post is the only post I look for to read. I'm useless with written instruction but taking it step by step as you do helps so much, and anyone that is totally new to card making would find it invaluable, if by looking at Sue's samples and feels daunted by it and think they possibly could never make such a gorgious card, they only need to read your post and everything they need and step by step instruction is all there to give them confidence to make it.Just one request Sam if it's at all possible lol as you are up at 4am any chance of posting early so I don't have to keep scrolling down to find you ? Plus, like I say the newer blog addicts may not want to read all the comments and would miss your valuable instruction - what do you think ? Would that be possible to fit in with your morning schedule xx.

Thank you Sue for 2 really beautiful festive samples, and thank you Sam for your valuable post (too bad if people don't like the length of your comment its full of crafty knowledge that I for one need)

So after my own long comment all that's left is to send lots of hugs your way and hope whatever you're doing brings you a lovely day xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Two fabulous and very different designs that both work equally well. Any recipient would be flattered to receive them. Personally I think the red card just has edge for me, I love it's nordic look.x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love both.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love both cards, the first one is my favourite.

PharmacyMichele said...

Two stunning Christmas cards, both gorgeous.

Michele

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Two lovelycards today, I especially like the first one. I think the red and white is dramatic
Pat x

Chris Curry said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, love them both. I think the first one has a slight edge on the second one, I am a traditionalist for Christmas colours and those poinsettia corners just finish it off perfectly. Thank you, have a good weekend. Xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful Christmas cards. The red and white card is my favourite
but the blue card is a close second.
Regards,
Evis M.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Two beautiful cards today and too different to compare. My first thought was that I preferred the top one as it really stands out but then the other is so delicate that I can’t choose.
Hope everyone has the best day possible.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two beautiful cards today, I love Festive Fridays! Couldn't possibly choose a favourite today so I'll have to have both please!
Pam, sounds like your union has the measure of your boss and she's now just going through the motions to "save face", the final decision will be that they support you, then they look like the good guys! Whatever happens, as long as you want to be there, there's nothing they can do so stand your ground (unless they offer obscene amounts of money-back then grab it and run would be my advice - more craft time and there's lots of other things out there that value experience).
Sam, I haven't been able to keep up with everyone's comments lately due to weird shifts at work, but I always scroll through for yours because it helps me process the information Sue gives. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jan Sayer said...

Both cards are lovely. I really appreciate the inspiration you give, Sue.
Jan
Northampton

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love both of the cards, but I have to say that as I am into the Scandi feel at the moment, the first one is my favourite.

Lisbeth

Clai01 said...

I think i prefer the frosty looking card today! esp the design it's lovely x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards. I think the first is my favourite but it is a hard call.
B xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, the red one pips it for me although the frosty ones ok!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, 2 really beautiful samples today, I am going to try and replicate them myself as I have all the dies involved, watch this space and I will let you know how I get on.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, you condense everything so nicely. Pleased that you heard from Tina. So another week or waiting before they can give you a decision..........more anguish, don't they realise that all this is very upsetting for you. special hugs xx

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Lovely cards today, no favourite for me as they are so different, just cannot choose.

Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

Marleine Rayner said...


Morning Sue,

Beautiful, striking red card. Love the dies you have used. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards, but the first is my favourite. I love using red and white for Christmas cards.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Véronique L

djones from k said...



Love double day on Fridays!!! " superb cards, Sue, but
the red one is my favourite . . . . or is it the blue?


Doreen x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What gorgeous cards you have in store for us today, one a beautiful Christmas red and the other a cooler frosty Aqua. It's hard to choose a favourite today but I must say the poinsettias corner looks really stunning and might be finding a home soon! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam sending you a big hug, I can't believe you've got another week to wait. I think your union rep is going to enjoy this battle don't you. Xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning sue, 2 great cards today, if pushed I would have to go for the first one. The deep ruby colour is so beautiful.

Pam, sorry you now have to wait, but the Union is on your side. Keeping everything crossed.

Sam, I for one love your posts.

Love Rosemarie X X

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Friends,

I like the second one because I love the snowflake edger. I'd like to try offsetting it, which would require extending it, then putting the second row down so the snowflakes alternate rather than line up.
The first card could probably be just as nice without cutting the red glitter kiss into panels. The white space between them gets lost behind the bold white snowflakes.
Sam, I appreciate your explanations too. Sometimes when I don't understand Sue's synopsis, I read what you said and then I get it.
Like looking at two different field guides to identify the bird.
And Carmen, it's very possible that your card and all the others could give Jacob a longer life. That happened here. The boy knew he was dying, and he told his dad that before he went to heaven, he wanted to be famous as far away as the Great Wall of China, and his dad posted it on social media, and lots of people took pictures holding signs saying #DSTRONG at the Great Wall and all over the world. Famous people sent him pictures of themselves holding some version of the sign. Townspeople went to the beach and stood in groups forming lthe letters, and they got an aerial photo. Troopers shut down one highway at night and posed outside their cruisers under one of those overhead digital message boards that said #dstrong. One of the New England Patriots visited him at home. It really was wonderful, and he did live about two months longer.
It's so cool that your coworker wanted you to make the card. No storebought card would do!
Enjoy your Friday, everybody.

Love,
Donita

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Two very different cards both are beautiful though I think the first one just edges it.I don't sell my cards I just make them for family and friends so I need as many ideas as possible so thank you Sue.Sam don't ever apologise for your detailed instructions they help so many of us.Pam craftysuetoo has some good advice I hope everything works out for you.Huggles to all

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Vibrant red and frosty blue, both divine and both totally different.
The snowflakes are definitely the focal element, they are just gorgeous.
Although, I would say I prefer the frosty blue card, I do prefer the lace snowflake, so it's a win win for me!!

Krafty Runner x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, both lovely cards today. I do particularly like the red one though. I just love what you have done to the background. Carol x

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
I love both these cards and love the mask even though I don't have it yet its on my list!
Pam I think the Union have the measure of the MANAGER thats why she didn't comment!
Love Marg

SueJ said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, love the delicate blue one and the vibrant red one.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two super Christmas cards loving the red background on the first ,i think it just nudges into being my favorite .

Carmen thank you for Jacobs update i will post my card later today , i found a little enamel penguin on a chain so i popped that on the card too as i think it will bring a little happiness to this very brave young man .xx

Laine i hope you feel better today and you can return to being not so delicate .xx

Sam your posts are very informative and help me enormously , { you do it your way my lovely } and a big Thank You .xx

Rosemary so nice to see you back i hope you are feeling much better.xx

Crewe Trish ,Helen, Maureen and Myra sending you a big hug .

Pam So pleased your meeting went well ,but the 5 days will drag i am thinking .

Huggles to all
Elaine H X

Marion Scott said...

Two fabulous cards Sue, love red and white for Christmas but I also love the frosty look of aqua and white so these two are perfect.
Marion S x

Anne said...

Two great cards this morning, Sue, but I have to say the first one wins for me.

Anne (Northampton)

hettygarlick said...

Both lovely cards.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today with the first one being my favourite, the second one is very delicate & lacy looking. Yvonne xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue both of these cards are gorgeous. I do love Christmas double days we get twice the inspiration. Take care. Hugs Jackie

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards, love them both

Scottydog said...

Two lovely cards this morning. I like the bold red one but I love the delicate Aqua card, so that wins for me. Thank you Sue.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Two gorgeous Christmas cards both so lovely have to admit the red one is my favourite

I do love the aqua one as well.

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Wow two stunn8ng Cards, both as beautiful in their own right the red is lovely and bright and the aqua is cool and delicate. Win win for me.

Barbara V

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. 2 exquisite festive card samples. They are both beautiful but the aqua one does it for me. I think it is so delicate. But I would be happy to receive either.
Pam I can't believe they are making you wait for the out come of your meeting. Try to stay positive or you will make yourself worse. I maybe should not say this but I don't know her but I am beginning to dislike your boss. Kind regards Mrs Ann Toppcards Leeds

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards Sue my favourite has to be the red and white one, although must admit this time it was a close call as Aqua is just as stunning as red and white one.
VCCumbria xx

TOB said...

Oh my word, such beautiful cards. I love them both. The red one is so striking and the aqua one delicate and sweet. Have a good weekend. Hugs xx Mad craftgirl.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Two very beautiful cards. Too difficult to choose a favourite so it has to be both of them!
Doreen R

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards, it is so very hard to choose, I love them both.
Have a lovely day everyone, take care, Jess xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards, not possible to choose between them.
LYdia
X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love them both. love Jean Z xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Two beautiful cards this morning, I love them both and could not possibly choose a favourite!
Lesley S x

snowy said...

Two gorgeous cards. They look amazing. Snowy Owl 16

BenteS said...

Beautiful both the cards today!
My favorite? The red one :))

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both beautiful but the first post does it for me with the classic red....

rosiejt said...

Lovely cards, especially the red one.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two more stunning cards today but the second one is my favourite as I love the intricacy and the colour, red not being one of my favourite colours unless on a poinsettia! Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards, although surprisingly I’m not going for the blue as my favourite as I love the red glitter kiss background. It’s gorgeous.
Although the other card is too.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Clare Powell said...

Two gorgeous cards, the red one is my favourite, love the layout of it x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas card. My favourite is the aqua and white frosty one.

craftynanna said...

Two really beautiful cards Sue I can't decide which one is the best I would be happy to receive either, love and hugs Johanna

Laura O' Connor said...

Two fantastic cards sue. Laura O Springfield

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue they take your breath away these two soooo beautiful thank you sue both very beautiful
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxxxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely creations today. Love them both but my favourite would be the red and white one.

Jackie Durrant said...

Two quite different cards but I do like the poinsettia flourish die so I put this as my favourite card. Love from Jackie xx

Kate's Cards said...

I love the frosty card! xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two stunning cards. I love the cold, frosty look to the aqua one although it is rather large but I really love the first red and white one. Perfect size and shape and it just jumped right out at me, gorgeous.

Pam - sorry you have to wait for the decision, fingers crossed it is the right one and it is not dragged out any longer.
Donita - when given the chance people can do such amazing things, stories like this give me hope for the future despite all the horrible things happening the world over.

Frances

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

I have to say although both as usual are absolutely stunning it has to be the first one for me I love red and white at Christmas. Bring it on :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx


Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Two lovely twofer, I love them both but red and white for
x-mas is a favourite of mine. Hope you're alright after the
new die launch.

Sending congrats to Tina, enjoy lots of cuddles.
Pam- hope all goes well today.
Elaine- daily hugs to you all.
Laine- you are great as you are. Hate going to the
dentist so feel for you.

Hugs to you all,
Maria x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, two lovely card today. I think my favourite is the first one as I do like the Poinsettia Corner die.
Wendyx

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. Lovely to have a choice to make for the family, some of whom are more inclined to traditional colours whilst those of us who live in the North of England experience the frosty side of Christmas. Beautiful cards. Hugs xx Pauline in RSA

Jan Moss said...

Morning Sue.Wow these two are stunning. Can't choose would love to have both. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan.x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two lovely Christmas cards, I'm loving the clean and fresh look of the red and white card, and I'm loving the 'bling' of the second card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

julie laz said...
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CraftyJo said...

Both beautiful :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are very beautiful cards with great designs Sue
Gr Karin

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful cards, because I've been ill sue, I forgot to tell you I've got a new grandson baby Jacob,
So now I've got my grandson Olly who's 4 and his new brother Jacob, so happy, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Sue 2 amazing cards but think I prefer the second one.
Pam. Don't worry, I'm sure your union rep will win for you.Love and huggles

Elaine hope you and your family are doing okay love and huggles
Donita Crewe Trish
and Laine hope you are all well.Love and huggles and to you all xxxxxxxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful cards, but the favourite (by a hair!) has to be the second one. All the dies just work together like a dream.
Hugs, Rose

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely double day Christmas cards. Different, but both beautiful. I am partial to the aqua and white one on this crisp morning here in the mountains of North Carolina.

Helen Bell said...

HimSue and everyone

Two great cards today, hard to choose a favourite as I like them both, but the red one jumps out at me as being extra detailed.

Pam, glad your meeting wasn’t too bad. Hang on in there! X

Love Helen xxx

Theresa Pace said...

the first one screams Christmas. but i must say i am very partial to the one with the aqua card. it has a soft, gentle, floaty feel to it that is mesmerising, hugs xx

Littlelamb said...

Hello Sue. Two beautiful cards. Love them both but the second one is my favourite. Love those colours together. Thank you. Sorry you have to wait another week for the verdict but am sure that as your union rep is on your side it will be the best outcome for you. Echoing all your comments. Must get ready for the school run now. Hugs to all who need them.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two lovely Cards. Both very elaborate and great colourways. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

karenlotty said...

Very pretty I love the aqua

Jan.moogie said...

Oh wow wow wow these cards are awesome Sue, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What festive feast you have given us today, two absolutely stunning cards,
I love the red one but equally the blue one is very classy and tasteful.
If I could I would love to see both of these cards on my mantelpiece. Ha ha

Thank you so much for giving us such a lovely treat today,
take care big hugs Brenda XXX

Eunice said...

Two very stunning cards Sue,. Really can't choose which one I like more each one is equally eye catching, but because of the vibrant red in the first one it does jump out at you. Love it when you use the glitter kiss just makes the card sing!!!!!

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning cards sue x I love them both x the poinsettias are beautiful but as aqua is my favourite colour this just pips the red one at the post x thankyou for your double inspiration today sue x
Sam I love your posts x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

sued99 said...

Lovely cards. I have a slight preference for the first. X

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Two stunning Christmas cards today and I think maybe number one gets my vote - but only just! They are both lovely in their own right!
I meant to say yesterday that I do like some of the new shades of card which CE are producing! I love how the snowflake has been used in card number one!
Pam - glad all went reasonably well yesterday. Sorry you have a bit of a wait but at least the weekend is in the middle of that.
Sam - please don’t apologise about your Posts! They are most helpful - if I can’t remember a name of a Die - up I zoom to your Post - problem solved! This blog is not one where people get support if they complain! We are a friendly bunch and as you say we don’t need to read things if we don’t want to .
Elaine - thanks for the hugs - sending some back to you as you are going through such a lot just now yet you still think of others! X
We have been at our younger son and daughter in law’s since Monday! Home tonight after dinner. The road should be quieter then! M6 that is!! I’ve been thoroughly spoiled and have such lovely memories of this Birthday! We didn’t dare light candles Barbara!!! Lol!
Love and thanks to all,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
I’m Thrilled We’re Back To Christmas Card Double Days Where You Share Your Exceptional Cards Plus
Your Video Tutorials You Have Really Helped Me So Very Much, I’m Aware Your Extremely Busy But These Double Days
Are Just Tremendous.....
I’m Sorry I’m Late At Commenting Today But Its Been Hectic (One Of Those Days Lol!!!)
I Couldn’t Possibly Choose Between Your “Luxurious Cards I Love The Red/White Traditional Christmas Card”
As Much As I Really Love “The Extremely Exquisite Aqua/White Card Both Cards” Are Quite Magical.....
I’m Sure If One Of These Luxurious Cards Came Up “As A Wednesday Give Away Gift Card” We Wouldn’t Care
Which One It Was......
Products Used In The First Card:-
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Red Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Nordic Christmas Mask” (A Real Traditional Christmas Mask)
“Creative Expression ‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly” (I’m Sorry But I’m Unsure Which Stamp Set This Is From)
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Red Glitter Kiss” (Exceptional Product)
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression White Self Adhesive Flat Backed Pearls”
“Rangers Jet Black Archival Ink Pad” (For Stamping The Sentiment)
Star’s In First Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Poinsettia Flourishes” (From The Festive Collection, 4 Cutting Dies 2017)
“Sue Wilson’s Lace Snowflake Frame” (From The Festive Collection, 5 Cutting Dies 2017) ❄️
Products Used In Card Number Two:-
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Adhesive Sticky Sheet”
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Aqua Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Sprinkles”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow”
“Creative Expression Wild Poinsettia Embossing Folder Designed By Sue Wilson”
“Creative Expression White Crystal”
“Creative Expression Sentiment” “The Magic Of Christmas Never Ends”
(From The Creative Expression Christmas Sayings Clear Stamp Set”
“Rangers Jet Black Archival Ink Pad For Sentiment”
“Aqua Ribbon From Stash For Bow” 🎀
Star’s In Second Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Scalloped Snowflake Die Set” (From The Festive Collection 6 Cutting Dies 2017) ❄️
“Sue Wilson’s Art Dec Snowflake Die Set” (From The Festive Collection 4 Cutting Dies 2017) ❄️
“Sue Wilson’s Snowflake Edgers Die Set” (From The Festive Collection 4 Cutting Dies 2017) ❄️
Sue That’s Me For Today Thank You For Sharing Today’s Extremely Exquisite Cards
I Received My New Cutting Dies Today The Glass Ones 🍸🍹🍷Also The Tremendous Set Of SentimentsTo Match
I’m Thrilled With Them, Sue, You Are A Super Star 💫 I Love The Way You Share Your Creative Juices With Us.
Sue My Wonderful Dear Friend Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
Thank You All For Saying Extremely Kind Things About My Comments I’m Thrilled 😁 You Understand

ursula said...

Two really beautiful Christmas cards Sue, very different, but No.2 is my favourite...love the colour....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

pinky said...

Such gorgeous inspiration in both cards! Love how you used parts of the die too.

Janet Wilson said...

2 gorgeous Christmas cards!

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Two different cards, elegant and beautiful both, in their own. Love the traditional red for Christmas but I love the softness of aqua color, too. Love this “double” days. Thank you, Sue., for the double inspiration and kindness.

Pam – Glad the meeting went well, but I can't believe you have another week to wait. I hope everything works out for you.
Elaine – Hope your card will get in time. Fingers crossed.
Julie – Congratulations on your new grandson Jacob!
Laine – I didn’t know you are so brave … 4 fillings in one day? It is more than I can do it. Did anybody hold your hand during of this, yes, atrocious process? Let me know ahead of time and I will be there with you next time …if you’ll need my support :) Hope you feel better today.

Sam – I, like many others, appreciate your post. No need for you to apologize. Whoever is not interested or find too long your comment can always skip it. No need for negative comments on the blog. Let’s respect each other and think about Christmas – the time of Peace, Joy, Love and Hope.

Thank you for those (many of you, that's why I won't write a list) who added Jacob’s name on their prayers. Maybe our voices will be heard and a Christmas miracle will happen.

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

Viki Banaszak said...

I love your gorgeous cards! I especially love the blue card.

Narrowboat girl said...

2 lovely Christmas cards Sue but the first one just sings to me, love it

STELLA MUNN said...

Such a pretty card. Beautiful Sue x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards, love them both but I might pinch the first one as an idea for some of my Christmas cards

Pam sorry you have to wait but at least the union is right behind you, I will echo your comments if that's ok

Sending love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Two lovely cards
The second one is my favourite

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two fabulous cards, one bold and making a statement, the other delicate and subtle. Love them both, but if I had to choose I would go for the red!
Pam, glad your meeting wasn't too bad and that the union are being so supportive, but sorry you've got to wait for 5 days for the outcome. Hang in there, I'm sure they'll come to their senses xxx
Sam, you just carry on with your posts - as others have said, they are very informative xx
Sending love and hugs to everyone, Alison xxx

val jones said...

Two beautiful cards Sue.
Just love the red and white one but blue is my favourite colour and I adore this card.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Two gorgeous Christmas cards today. Love the sparkling red snowflake one and this is my favourite. The blue one is lovely but a little too large for my liking but of course I can replicate it on a smaller scale.
Congratulations to Tina and Julie on the arrival of your new grandsons. Xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Two stunners today but why, when you say there are two cards, am I always surprised when the second one pops up?!! They are both gorgeous, yet totally different.
Pam, it's like torture for you, do you think your Manager does it on purpose. Stick in there and have a good weekend.
Carmen, Jacob will continue to be in my prayers.
Donita, that was a really moving story, the human spirit can withstand a great deal if given hope.
Laine, hope all goes well at the dentist.
Sam S, I've never said it but your comments are very, very handy at times.
Maria A, hope you are in less pain.
PP, hope you are well.
love to all
Maureen (fried Myra's fiend) xxx

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Two stunning cards, love the bright red/white card and the beautiful corners and am torn between the two because I love blue/white cards for Christmas, two very different cards.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous red, so rich and the other card is so delicate

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! So very elegant both!!! Love, love how you combine your fabulous dies!

Barbara said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards. One very warm and cosy and the other cold and icy.
I love both but if forced to choose it would be the red and white.

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
Two gorgeous cards but if I had to choose a favourite it would be the first one. The ruby red just screams Christmas to me and highlighted with the Nordic mask and glitter kiss it screams even louder. I really must find out who ships glitter kiss to Germany. The second card is equally beautiful, delicate and pretty, it it evokes a frosty day. Two gorgeous samples for our Two for one. Thank you Sue.

Pam glad the meeting went well, hope your manager is reconsidering her awful attitude towards your problems at work.
Donita thank you for another story of inspiration, showing us the power of caring through thoughts and deeds.
Elaine you are kindness itself, always thinking of others when you yourself have so much on your plate.
Julie Laz, many congratulations on the birth of your new grandson. Enjoy those cuddles.
Carmen I googled Jacob, what a brave little soul. I'll be making him a card this weekend. He is in my prayers, miracles do happen.
Sam - you deserve some recognition for your very helpful posts, you put a lot of time and effort into them.
Lorraine, I was wearing my pink leotard all day anxiously awaiting delivery of my new shoes, gave the postie quite a shock! Ah well, maybe tomorrow.....
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue two fabulous Christmas cards both beautiful but if pushed you choose a favourite I think the first edges it for me I love the red & white & the beautiful snowflake die
Pam glad the meeting went alright it's such a shame you have to wait for final word but all blame and shame should be firmly planted on your managers head she surely can't have any conscience
Julie Lazenby congratulations on the birth of your grandson enjoy all the cuddles
Carmen I have just looked back on yesterday's posts thank you for telling us Jacobs story my heart goes out to him & his family I will remember them all in my prayers
Elaine sending you & your family big hugs you have a big heart always thinking of others
Laine hope you are feeling better
Sending good wishes to all

DeCor said...

Two lovely cards today. Can't choose which one I like best. Both are in fav Christmas colours.

DeCor said...

Two lovely cards today. Can't choose which one I like best. Both are in fav Christmas colours.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
I can't choose between these two at all,they are both equally gorgeous,
Pam hope everything will be ok xx
Sam I miss your posting when it's not there,you are very informative,
Best wishes
Karen M

Pawprintx4 said...

Hands down, I vote for the red one. I love red and white and I love the Glitter kiss stenciled background. I have the poinsettia corners and I love that die too. Both are wonderful cards though and anyone would be pleased to find either in their mail box.
Pam, sounds like your day went well. I think all will work out for you.
Donita, what a touching story. I am glad to hear of kind people rather than the other kind.
Sam, you are very helpful to me. I don't know how you figure out everything but you do and I consider you the Wikipedia of our blog. Good going and keep up the good work.
I spent the day with my 2 sisters and my niece making cards (using Sue Wilson dies of course). What a good day.
Have a great weekend all,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Latenight SandyH said...

Two gorgeous cards. The Glitter Kiss on the first one just gives it the edge for me.

Take care everyone.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love the twofer Christmas cards, both are gorgeous but always fall for the blue
Hugs
Muriel x

lindyloo12 said...

Two great cards, that anyone would be happy to receive.

Craftychris said...

These are both absolutely stunning! xxx

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two stunning cards today. I love the glitter kiss technique you do.
With Best Wishes

Elaine Ann

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card.

Vie Carter said...

Two great cards

Vie
x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Loving both cards great in both colours too. Got the snowflake die this year as there was one last year which was my favorite

Anonymous said...

Sue, I love ALL your cards, but on one card that I found on your blog, you used an embossing folder called Let It Snow. I have gone on your website, and I cannot find the embossing folder. I also checked your company, and they had not heard of the embossing folder. Has it been retired?

Margie Fulcher