Friday, 15 December 2017

Christmas Double Day

Hi crafters!  Another couple of cards for you today, hopefully though you won't be needing them for inspiration at this late date! LOL  First up is a pretty silver and white card.  I started by cutting a piece of coconut white card on the diagonal.  I embossed the upper portion with the Poinsettia Trellis folder.  I added mounting foam to both pieces and attached them to another larger piece of white card with a gap between them.  In the gap, I cut the Poinsettia Checkerboard die and extended it so it was about twice the length.  I backed it with a piece of silver card then glued it into the open section, trimming the ends even with the edge of the card.  For the upper focal element, I cut the Scalloped Snowflake  in all of it's sections and backed them in silver and stacked them up.  I added a Holly Swirl across it in both directions as an accent.  The Let it snow was cut in silver card and stacked for dimension then I used spray glue and glittered it with Silver Chrome polished silk glitter for a bit of bling and glued it to the lower portion of the card.  Silver and white mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are
7 1/4" x  9 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

For this second card, I started with the Twinkle Star Frames and cut it in coconut white card.  I used both the inside and outer decorative cutting dies, then I embossed the stitched cutting edge design into the centre.  I backed the entire frame with vellum  for a soft translucent look.  Next I cut three of the Pine Cones out of kraft card.  I added white gel pen and Iced Snow to each of the sections and lifted them slightly.  I cut the greenery from the set in several shades of green (from my stash) and added it around the pine cones in opposite corners.  I cut the Merry Little Christmas die several times out of antique gold card, then cut one more out of black card to use as a shadow.  I seated the sentiment on a circle cut from the Reindeer Snow globe Scene and mounted it in the centre of the card.  White and Antique Gold mats and layers were used to finish the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x
 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

I so look forward to two-ferFridays, twice the pleasure and joy. Both gorgeous, think no 2 as I love the pine cones.
June, you deserve all of your accolades yesterday, you promote crafting so well.
Elaine, hope the scan results are good for you.
Barbara, my heart goes out to you, it is so difficult to cope when the world sees a different face to what you see. You will survive as you say, you sound a strong person and I too like Saba wish I could help. Please know that you have support here if it helps you.
Sharon, enjoy your holiday but don't overdo it, don't want you I'll again, lovely lady.
To all the lucky grandmas, I envy you going to the children's concerts, I loved. It when mine were smaller. Sarah, Bailey and all of the other children must have been so proud.
SandyH, scary time for your hubby, glad he us on the mend.
I had a wonderful team lunch yesterday, good food, good company and lots of laughter. We had a secret Santa sack and I got a lovely present, I'm so thrilled with it. Didn't like the drive back in the dark and rush hour traffic all 18 miles home, now I know why I like to start and end my day early but the snow had gone so wasn't slippy.
Sam you put me to shame, already well on the way to next years Christmas cards, I'm on Sandys naughty step still.
Overflowing basket if hugs is out, help yourself, sending some to poorly and missing friends.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Love double Christmas Fridays! Two beautiful cards, both special in their own way but my favourite today is the first one. I love your channel cards but this one in white and silver is just so elegant.
Barbara, you are a strong lady and will survive; like others I wish I was nearer to help in person.
Pam, glad you enjoyed your lunch. Know what you mean about driving home in the dark though. I often finish work at 11pm, and the other night I not only had to de-ice the outside of the car but the inside too before I could set off! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Unknown said...

Good Morning Sue

I hope you are well. it's very cold and frosty here, can't wait for Monday and warmer climes!! Love the cards today. I like the border in the first and the beautiful background Twinkle Star Frame is lovely in the second. I need that frame.....
Thank you for sharing.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. No 2 just pips it for me today.

Nancy Soetaert said...

Gorgeous work!
Have a nice day!

TDQ Karen said...

Love both cards but the first is my favourite as it just looks so special

Karen Drew said...

Two stunners today. The second one is my favourite as love pine cones
Karen xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Both samples are just stunning, I can't decided between them as both are my kind of style, how I wish I'd invested in so many of this year's release I could kick myself, I'm still working with some of last year's festive collection I managed to buy but missed out on so many all rounders this year what a fool I am and what a lesson learnt.
Barbara I could say I felt your fear and pain but unless you've been in your world, I wouldn't insult you as I couldn't begin to imagin what you must be going through but what a positive outlook. You will empower yourself to run and keep on running to safety I'm sure.
It's so cold but I send warm hugs and lots of love xxx

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Morning Sue,

I love both of your creations today, but the second one just has something that little bit extra.

I was up late finishing a wedding card order for some lucky couple getting married this weekend. I’ve made a shaker card with your heart shaped treat cups. I can’t wait to see the lady who ordered its face. But then the credit goes to you Sue with your wonderful die designs.

Love, Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, two beautiful cards.
Sue we maybe done for this year but, your inspiration is always welcome, Thank you.
Take care all and keep warm kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, two more beautiful cards, love them both, but number 2 is my favourite, I just love the pine cones. I need all the inspiration and help I can get right now. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards this morning. If I really had to choose, I think number 1 has the edge but both are stunning!
Doreen R

rosiejt said...

Both these are lovely. I like them equally.

Marion Scott said...

Two fabulous cards Sue, impossible to choose which is my favourite. I love the silver and white but I also love the Twinkle Stars Frames.
Marion S x

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

Two beautiful cards I particularly like the second one xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue love them both xx hazel

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Two Stunning cards this morning .You do make it hard to pick which one I like the best. I do like the Poinsettia Trellis embossed back ground on the first card. The second card has been one of my favourite dies this year.. I do love the twinkle star frame which I think you could use all year long. The vellum looks stunning in the back ground and the finishing touches.
Crafty hugs to all and well wishes.......Wendy

JAO said...

Both gorgeous cards Sue, the first one is my favourite, not normally a lace person but this really is lovely.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Two gorgeous cards and a real treat to have double the inspiration. Both cards are stunning with lots of lovely details.x

Netty The Runner said...

Both equally beautiful cards. Can’t choose between them.
Annette x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards but number 2 is my favourite. I just love those cute pine cones! Please keep the Xmas inspiration coming because I haven’t even started my cards yet! Gulp! Too busy providing my daughter with childcare for my gorgeous grandchildren!
Have a great day everyone.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh wow Sue these Friday double days really are amazing and you have really put the cat among the pigeons today with these two samples, how can I choose a favourite from such beautiful, yes truly beautiful cards, shall I toss a I am just going to go for it........No 1 just edges it for me with No2 neck and neck in the race. ha ha...... I love them and can easily make both of them because I have all the beautiful dies and embossing folders you have used. Thank you for the inspiration.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, and so pleased you enjoy your team lunch, you deserve to enjoy yourself after the year you have had.

I have made an early new years resolution and that is to make at least 1 Christmas card per week and put the inserts in them, that way I will not have this rush at the end. I have loads of cards to choose from this year but it is deciding which one to give people. There has been so much inspiration on this blog and social media that in theory it should be easy to achieve.

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

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two wonderful cards for us today. I think maybe number 2 has the edge!!!

I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie X X

PharmacyMichele said...

Two stunning Christmas cards-second Card is my favourite.


Chris Curry said...

I adore both of these cards but No 1 is definitely my favourite. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xx

Barbara (C) said...

Two beautiful cards today. Such inspiration from Sue each and every day. Thank you.

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards today. No favourite both are gorgeous.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards.I think I like No.2 because it has the beautiful background die.(one of my favourites at the moment.
Jan x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards, both so gorgeous that I can't choose a favourite.
B xx

Kate's Cards said...

Love them both but the second one is my favourite.
By the way ome of us are still Christmas card making as I only finished the few I was making yesterday.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue,

Gorgeous cards. My favourite one is the second one. Right up my street. X

Anne said...

Two gorgeous cards, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

cheryl brown said...

Morning Sue,

My Fridays are always so much brighter with the delight of two-fers and today is no exception. Loving the white one, so beautiful I think it would have to be today's favourite. Although to be fair the pine cones are a gorgeous addition to no 2.

Thoughts this morning are with Barbara, reading your post...your positivity is shining through. We have broad shoulders for you to lean on when needed my dear.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - you have certainly spoiled us again with these stunning cards. The first one has a slight edge for me as I love anything looking lacey but the second one is equally beautiful too as the pine cones are so realistic. Sending best wishes

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

Two card Friday and what's not to like?
Both gorgeously designed and would steal centre stage on any ones fireplace!
I have mine all done and sent, but wish I could think of someone else for these beauties, or I could start on next years!!

Krafty Runner x

Unknown said...

Morning sue
Both Beautiul cards but i think my favourite would be the second one .
Catherine V94 xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Both cards are gorgeous but the first one is my favourite.
Evis M.

Clai01 said...

I absoutely love both cards and really today can't decide! x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Thank you for two beautiful cards today. I don't have a favourite how could I?


Heather R Oxfordshire

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, like the first one!!! Love the second one!!!

Have a good one!!!

Loopy Lyndaxxx

Ann Topp said...

Good morning Sue. And again beautiful work. They are both lovely cards but the first one has it for me. This is beautiful. Short post today. Christmas stuff. Kind regards Ann ToppCards Leeds.

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
I love both of these cards it would be unfair to judge one over the other so I won't! lol.
I have been thinking about you all night Barbara and hope you have the strength to sort it out!
Hope Tracys family are coping too!
Love Marg

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

More fabulous inspiration with these two, especially love the second with the Twinkle Star Frames set off so beautifully by the vellum layer underneath, very striking in a soft understated way...


alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I love your Christmas double days. Two stunning cards for us this morning and I like them both. I like the elegance of the first and the background of the second is gorgeous and the pine cones just give that pop of colour. Almost impossible to choose but if I had to I think the first one would just edge it.
Pam glad you had a great time yesterday, just what you needed after the trials and tribulations you've had recently.
Barbara, how awful for you , stay strong,sending love and hugs x
Went for a lovely meal last night with my sister and three friends that we used to work with at school. Went to Eslington Villa in Low Fell near Gateshead - Maureen do you know it? It was really lovely.
Sending love and hugs to everyone, stay safe and warm too, Alison xxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Two beautiful cards today and very difficult to choose a favourite as usual!
However, I do love pine cones so number two has got to be my favourite!
Lesley S x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Oh how I love double Fridays two beautiful cards I can't really choose between them as they are both so lovely! Sam it's a good idea to carry on making Christmas cards when the ideas are freshown in our mind I did that last year & managed to make quite a lot of cards in January which was such a help when things get hectic in the run up to Christmas I hope to do the same again this year!
Pam so glad you enjoyed your lunch I'm intrigued wondering what your gift waset
So envious of all you lucky grans who got to see their little ones in their concert ours all live quite a distance away so we weren't able to do that but will be with them at Christmas
Barbara M so sorry that you are going through he'll at the moment hope you are able to keep strong & positive & hope you have someone you can trust for help
Sandy H so glad your hubby 8s on the mend what a shock for you both
June lovely to know you are so appreciated by your craft group
Sending caring thoughts & hugs to all

Val Jones said...

Two real beauties today Sue. Love them both but I so love pine cones.
Love Val in Spainxxx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,

both cards are beautiful but the second one is my favourite today.

Rolf xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two very beautiful Christmas cards , i certainly could not choose a favorite as i love both ,you are so talented .I went onto my Pinterest boards last night , i have 2,018 of your every day cards pinned and with todays 684 Christmas cards, thats some inspiration you give Sue ,and i am never short of ideas so a very big Thank You .

Sandy G , sorry i had a little chuckle ,i am sure you will be forgiven for buying some cards this year after all our Grandchildren are very precious and important to , and we love looking after them . xx

Sandy H ,What a worrying time you had , so pleased your DH is now on the mend now .xx

Pawprints Stephanie , i am so pleased the Gemini was recommended to me via sues blog it is a real treat to use it .xx

barbara macaskill , I am so sorry you are having a tough time at the moment ,stay strong and you will get through this , sending you loving gentle hugs xxx

Crewe Trish ,Aww watching Grandchildren in nativity is so special ,i have fond memories of mine and i always had a tear to shed too , such precious moments . xx

Pam so pleased you enjoyed your Lunch and got home safely, our snow is back and it has frozen on top of it ,it is really bad out there ,but the sun is just coming out now so hopefully it will thaw.
I have to make an appointment to see my Dr in 7 days time for the results i was told , this has me a little worried as at the other 3 scans i had i was told no change and they are very pleased. I think it is going to be a long week for me .

Sending hugs to all
Elaine H X

BenteS said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards today!
The white on white is my absolute favorite :))
Thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and Dearie Pies,

The first one gets my vote. I just love the checkerboard. And the silver and white. I like the twinkle frame, too, and in fact I'm making this year's cards with it.

So slowly that I've landed on Sandy's crowded step too.

Barbara, my heart goes out to you. If he has stopped tending the bond between you, then you're right, he is a stranger now. He is supposed to be your protector, but you are also right that now you have to protect yourself from him. I kicked and screamed the whole time God was dragging me away from a bad situation. Now I'm grateful it happened. You might fill a 10-foot shelf with gallon jars full of tears, but you won't drown in them. Your resilience and determination will prevail.

It's almost the weekend!


hettygarlick said...

Very pretty cards. I'm glad I've finished all mine. I'm looking foward to doing some "ordinary" cards now!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Another two beautiful cards. love Jean Z xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both beautiful, second post more unusual but really love the first....

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What beautiful cards today, it’s difficult to mak3 a choice. The poinsettia boarder looks like lace in the lhotos, I think it’s a favourite die of mine. I had also forgotten how pretty the snowflake frame die is though so that’s another favourite. I’m still trying to make cards, having thi# dreadful cold and cough has completely thrown n3 this year. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, glad to hear you had a good lunch and got home safely. Xxx
Barbara sending you a big hug xxxx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards, the first is very pretty but my favourite has to be the second, I just love that pine cones.

Littlelamb said...

Two lovely cards today. Thank you Sue. Very busy day so will have to read all the comments later but leaving a comment whilst I can.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. The first is my favourite with the scalloped snowflake as it is so pretty and elegant. I do love the twinkle star frame of the second and have bought it but sorry not a fan of pine cones.

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Well Sue you have spoiled us today I like a lot of other followers can’t choose they are both gorgeous
Thank you for all your help with inspiration and giving us the tools to be able to achieve these results ourselves
Glad a good time was had by all Pam at your xmas meal 🥘
June your resolution to make a xmas card every week to stop the rush and stress of having to make them last minute is brill I might join ya. Lol
Elaine I am sure everything is going to be ok with your results but I do hope the stress of the wait is not to bad for you I am certain they would have told you if there was anything to be worried about there and then anyway big hugs to you sweetheart
I will leave my usual good wishes and hugs to all
Take care folks Theresa G xx

June Horrocks said...

Stunning cards sue love them both so beautiful thank you I’ve still not finished mine a very good idea june to make one a week to stop the rushing at the end I made my charity ones and then came to a stop
Love always sue June Horrocks xxxxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue
Two beautiful cards, love them both.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today with the first one being my favourite.. Yvonne xx

stitchingranny said...

Two stunning cards this morning Sue. I would definitely choose the first, the all whites (or creams) win me over every time.

Hugs Helen xxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Two gorgeous cards,both really nice in their own way,
thank you for reminding me of die's I'd forgotten about!!!!!!
Best wishes
Karen M

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful elegant Christmas cards and I love them both,I'm going to miss our 2fer Fridays.

Pam echoing you today, so glad you had a lovely time yesterday, and sending extra special hugs to Barbara and Elaine and to all our missing friends

Love and hugs to everyone

CraftyJo said...

Lovely inspiration....for next year :) My cards are all made and mailed and I've even got a few spare ;)

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue both of these cards are stunning I love all the dies you have used. I might just need some inspiration it is a bit tight on how many cards we need. Some have been sent. Have a wonderful weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are stunning! I love the idea of using white gel pen and glitter on the pine cones, thanks for sharing!
Hugs x
Heather T

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, what a great Friday two fer. No1 is my kind of card, but No2 shows off the lovely twinkling star frame which I have used in conjunction with your robin and poinsettia stained glass dies. I am really pleased with my attempts. So, love them both really. Hu gs xx Pauline

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous Christmas cards and yesterday's is so cute (Had no internet yesterday)


Annx without an "e"

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love both of these beautiful cards and as I have elements from both of them I am finding it hard to choose a favourite so I won't - they both get first prize from me.

Barbara M - I do hope that you find a way to let the pain out and go away. Whatever the reason I am sure you will find a way - you are strong, you are woman!
Latenight SandyH - glad your DH is on the mend, hope all will be ok for Christmas.
Pam - good food and good company, happy that your lunch went well.


karenlotty said...

So pretty I think the first one is my favourite

Hunnymummy54 said...

Afternoon Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What 2 stunning card really love them both, Sue you are such an inspiration to all of us thank you.

Pam ended up staying in today as woke up badly bitten and a terrible headache and as it was so hot and sunny I didnt want to make it worse and also my bites are driving me mad, and my son son said no I wont need bite cream this time of year, how wrong was he..........

Have a good day all

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two lovely cards, especially the first one.
Rosemary xx

Sue MacFall said...

2 beautiful cards, thank you Sue.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Thank goodness, your lovely cards today do not have to inspire me to get my Christmas cards done. I have my cards made and posted. I felt really pushed for time this year which makes me a bit anxious. Wishing all a very Merry Christmas!

doreenj said...

Another lovely two-fer cards, for me it is
the first, but only just!!!

Doreen x

Suemac said...

Stunning first card

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue

Two lovely cards. I think I prefer this first card, lovely dies and great layout. I love the Twinkle Star Frame die and the velum backing on the second card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Two great Christmas cards once again today. I like them both but think I like the second one best. Terrible isn’t it that when we are shown more than one card together we often feel obliged to say which one we like best. I hope that’s not too rude Sue!

Sorry a short post today, but I wish everyone well and send hugs to all who may need them.x

Love Helen xxx

ursula said...

Absolutely love both cards, but No.1 is my favourite...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Unknown said...

Just really beautiful


Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Both are really beautiful cards!! I particularly love the pine cone card!!!!

barbara macaskill said...

Thank you all for your kind and loving words! Tonight is his company holiday party and I will be confronting him and his coworker/mistress during the sharing time! What better gift could I give him than letting the others know who he really is. I know that I want the world to know the real ME and assume that he does too! 🙂
Both of today’s cards are beautiful! I couldn’t pick a favorite if I tried! TFS!

Viki Banaszak said...

These are so pretty! I love the card with the pine cones on it! I really need to get that background die.

Janet in Menston said...

Two more beautiful Christmas cards, good ideas for next year!

KarinsArtScrap said...

2 stunning cards Sue and so elegant
Gr Karin

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards, can’t make up my mind which I prefer, they are both contenders.
Thank you
Jess xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning cards today, love them both but really like the pine cones and pine.
Di B.x

DeCor said...

Really beautiful cards today Sue. Keeping them bookmarked for next year now.

Barbara said...

Two beautiful cards Sue!
I have a slight preference for the second one as I love the look of the vellum in the background.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Both are equally beautiful so I can't choose a favourite I do have the starry background and it is so useful.June the trouble with making your cards early is Sues next Christmas collection which I am sure will be even better.Pam I am so glad you enjoyed your Christmas do.Elaine hopefully the doctor will just want to see you to put your mind at rest.Stephanie I hope your Christmas market goes well this weekend.Barbara they say revenge is sweet.Sandy so glad your DH is on the mend.Sharon I hope you have a better night.Huggles to all

Dawn Holben said...

Sue i absolutely love and look forward to christmas double days amd WOW what a couple of stunning and elegant cards you have shown us.
I can't possibly decide between the two because i ador them both.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Love double Christmas Friday sand I love today's cards equally. I need the Poinsettia Trellis folder but I must have the Twinkle Star Frames. Maybe Santa will put them in my stocking, you never know. Thank you Sue, for your daily doze of inspiration and beauty.
Have a good weekend everyone,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two gorgeous cards, but I 'adore' the second card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Sue,
Well I’m Totally Thrilled As You’ve Shared Two More Exceptional Christmas Cards With Us,
It’s Extremely Difficult To Choose Between Them, But I Must Admit “I Just Love Card Number 2”
I love Card Number 1 As I Love The Beautiful Embossing Folder “The Poinsettia Trellis Folder”
Also “The Poinsettia Checkerboard Cutting Die” Plus “The Scalloped Snowflake/Holly Swirl Dies”
But Number 2 Just Inches Its Way In Front It’s Rich/Opulent I Have These Particular Cutting Dies
I Love “The Twinkle ✨ Star Frame Die” Plus The Softness Of The Vellum Also “The Merry Little
Christmas Cutting Die”
I Decided To Make This Card Today I Haven’t Got The Pine Cones So I Placed Poinsettias On Instead
I Also Made Another Two Cards Using The Fabulous Silk Glitters With The Acetate The Poinsettia Plus
The Robin Card I’ve Had So Much Fun Making These, I’ve Used Vellum Quite A Lot This Year Thanks
To You With Your Video Tutorials Plus They Do Look Terrific.
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Extremely Exquisite Cards Thank You For The Inspiration I Truly
Appreciate Everything You Do Thank You So Much............................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Tooth Fairy Jo said...

Hello Sue,
I love your two for one days, usually I have a favourite but today I can't choose between them, they are both equally gorgeous. The poinsettia checkerboard die the twinkle star frames and the pine cones are in my possession and I love them all. . I half wish I hadn't finished my Christmas cards and could use both these designs. Actually, truth told, I've still got a few to do but haven't time to change my design, I'm on last push up. As ever!!

Pam you can come off the naughty step, it's getting a tad crowded.
Elaine, try not to worry, easier said than done I know but sometimes they just don't have time to interpret the scans there and then. Fingers crossed all will be well.
Oh Barbara, I hope you got through the party and are feeling empowered. What a rotten time of year to be going through such heartache. Stay strong and know that we are there for you. Personally I'd poison him!! Xxx
Lorraine sweetheart we are missing you. Hope you feel up to commenting again soon.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What could be better on a snowy Friday than two beautiful Christmas cards. Each has its own unique style but both are equally stunning.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
Two really stunning cards today, I haven’t got a favourite, I just love both. xx
Love and Hugs, Brenda xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I’m only just managing to keep my eyes open! It’s been a busy day but important things like this Blog can’t be overlooked!!
I love both of today’s cards but the second is my favourite! I have the pine cones and I haven’t used them to anything like their full potential.
I think making a Christmas card per week is an excellent idea! Then someone mentioned a Sue Wilson Christmas Die Launch! Yes - definitely food for thought - but I’d still be able to make cards with the new ones too!
Barbara - take care my dear! I don’t want you to be hurt any more than you already are! Please ignore Saba’s Top tip - we need you free!
Well it’s been a busy week and I’m jiggered!
As Saba said above me - Laine we miss you and are very concerned about you! Sending lots of love.
Pam - i did hear from Norah this week and she has had a few problems to say the least! I did tell her you were asking about her.
Love to all,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Two beautiful Christmas cards today. Love them both but number 1 edges it for me. Just love your snowflake die.
Enjoy your weekend everyone. Xx

Tressa said...

Two great cards, as I like them both I won't attempt a prefer.

I had to giggle when I read June Smith's comment about her resolution to make a card a week to stop the rush at the end of the year, as I was thinking that just a minute earlier. I had made that resolution at the start of the year .......I have yet to finish my last six as I didn't start making mine until the end of November!!!!! As someone pointed out 'resolutions are made to be broken' but don't we suffer in the long term when it comes to crafting resolutions?


sued99 said...

Wow! I just love both of these cards. Xx

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue

I love your two cards, though the second one does have the "edge" as I simply love pine cones.

We have been given so many lovely samples of your cards Sue, and I just cannot wait to get started in 2018. Because I was unable to make any Christmas cards this year, I am sooooo
looking forward to making a start early next year, with all of your ideas. The pine cones are a must!

Love n hugs to everyone,
Dorothy of Baldock.

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Oh I do love both of these cards Sue and I need that EF, I need that die !
I have got the cones but didn't use them much for this years cards so when
I start making some x-mas cards in the beginning of January I will try to
include them more. Like many of you I dream of having a stack ready for next Christmas. Saying that every year and I'm late again, at least the once
going abroad have been sent.
With a heavy heart I heard about Tracy, my thought are with her family
and Graeme at this sad time.
Sending warm hugs to all,to my friends and extras for anyone who need some
Maria x

Pawprintx4 said...

Wow. Both are great. I love the scalloped snowflake die. I have enjoyed it making my Christmas cards this year. I also love the second card. Very close but I will go with number one.
I mailed my last cards today...well maybe a couple of last minute ones but they are made and ready so Whoopee! I have to clear my dining room table and have it ready for meals over the holiday. My husband & I eat in the kitchen normally so I can spread out in the dining room. My Gemini sits at the head of the table now, ha!
Elaine, maybe there are good changes to discuss or just a busy time. Try not to worry.
Pam, sounds like yesterday's festivities were perfect even a good gift to go with the meal.
I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend. The last before the big weekend,
Stephanie K

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue two simply stunning cards and so elegant too, love them both. Thanks for sharing, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Latenight SandyH said...

Two beautiful cards. I could spend all day just looking at them but that won't get me off the naughty step.

Pam, Elaine, Frances, Lynne, Crewe Trish and anyone I've missed, thank you for the kind comments for my DH.
Barbara, you are in my thoughts.
Take care everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards, hard to choose a favourite but I think the first one probably shades it for me.

Barbara V

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow wow wow!!!! Soooooo elegant and stunning cards!! Two fabulous creations! Love the way you created the snowflake flower in the first one!!! Thanks for the idea!

Marie from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all her followers. I wont even try to choose between the 2 gorgeous cards. There are now so many dies I haven't got and I would be in the poor house if I bought them all.
I too have decided to start next year's cards in January ( But I think I said that last year too). My house move, now 4 weeks ago, has really put me back and at this late stage I still have a few to make.
Healing thoughts to all who nee them and hugs to all.
Marie P.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Both gorgeous

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
thank God I don't have to choose between these cards because they are both equally beautiful in their different ways. And whilst I've still not finished, what I need is TIME...
Having said that, inspiration is always good, one can always adapt to any occasion.
Hugs, Rose

Eunice said...

Both of these cards are delightful! Yes some of us still need some inspiration!

Laura O said...

Great cards sue. Laura O Springfield