Friday, 7 September 2018

Christmas Double Day

Hello crafters!  It's or second Christmas double day this year and I have two very different cards to share with you.  First up is one of my favourites.  I started by cutting the Believe In The Magic Frame out of coconut white card and nipping it apart.  On another piece of card, I covered a piece of black card with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled it back then sprinkled it with Marine Blue, Midnight Rainbow and Teal Haze Holographic Glitter to get an amazing night sky look.   I added a sparkly moon with the Santa's sleigh from the frame to it.  I cut an extra bit of the frame to get a few more trees and I used the cottages and trees across the bottom of the card.  I attached it to another piece of card and nipped apart the Season's Greetings sentiment to attached it in an offset manner.  I used Vellum poinsettias to add a floral element to the card.  Black and white mats completed the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8 3/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

Card number two is an angelic one.  I started by cutting the Christmas Angel 2018 out of both silver mirror card and black, using the black as a shadow.  Next I added a matte silver backing to the angel.  I cut the Snowball frame out of antique silver, then seated it over a Netted Star Background cut in white.  I cut a larger piece of white as the background and added it with mounting foam in the lower corner.  A white Angelina die was cut and added just under the top corner.  The angel was centred within the frame and pearls were added to the frame surround.  The sentiment from the Snowball frame was added above and vellum poinsettias added a floral element to the lower left corner.  Silver, black and white mats completed this card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2"  x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Kate's Cards said...

Brilliant! Xxx

Clai01 said...

First card is my favourite, love the snow scene. x

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards but the first is definitely my favourite.

Jan.moogie said...

Must admit first card is truly my favourite, lovely cards Sue. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,
Love Christmas Double Day. Today my favourite is the snow scene, the night sky is fantastic
Marion S x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Two fantastic cards this morning , The effect of the night sky on the first card is stunning and finished beautifully with the vellum poinsettias flowers.
On the second card the Christmas Angle is so beautiful, the details really stand out and frames are stunning and again finished beautifully with the poinsettias . Thank you for sharing.
Crafty hugs , Wendy

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Both absolutely beautiful cards and so different, showing the range of cards that can be made with your amazing dies.
The first card is probably my favourite so far this year, that sky is out of this world and the Santa sleigh is so truly Christmas both for the northern hemisphere colder winters and our southern summer heatwave christmases.
Muriel x said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two beautiful cards.
The first one for the younger ones and the second for the more traditiononal.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue x xhazel

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. It has to be the first sample that wins my choice this week. I think there is too much going on in the second, your 2018 Angel is overwhelmed by two frames, both lovely but she deserves one or the other to make her beauty stand alone. Unfortunately due to the drop in finances, buying dies will be a luxury rather than a treat so no festive collection for me but I have a few from a couple of years ago so all is well.
Hope your day is a good one xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, 2 stunning creations for us today, oh I do like Christmas double days don't you. Both cards are completely different but deserve to have their day on the blog, more idea's are now buzzing in my head, thank you for sharing Sue.

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

Unknown said...

The first one gets my vote too. The angel is lovely and so is the netted star background and the Angelina set. I think the trouble is the snowball frame. Even adorned with pearls, the frame looks like an angel holding cell. Poor Angel 2018! I wonder if the snowman would melt her heart inside a snow fort.

Anyway, enjoy your Friday!


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two fabulous cards. The first is my favourite, that sky is glorious.
B xx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
I love the double day Fridays, 2 beautiful cards again today I think the 1st has the edge for me to.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Unknown said...

First card is definitely my favourite, the sky looks amazing in the three colours of glitter. Would love a video for this card. Love it! Debra x

ClareW said...

GM Sue. The first card is very eye catching. Wow!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely love the first one. I think it is so beautiful. The sky is stunning. Love and hugs Alison xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous sparkling look in the first one and the second one is really elegant and impressive, great design!

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful cards both but the first is my favourite I am a sucker for Santa x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards but the first one is my favourite as the gorgeous glitter background gives such a fabulous effect. X

CraftyCoffey said...

Two great cards, love the first one.


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Two beautiful cards love them both . love Jean Z xxxx

Unknown said...

Hi sue,

Love these two cards, the first one is stunning, Love the way you've doubled and layered up on it. Love the angel as well, but not to sure on the background with it but though, but still very nice.

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards this morning. The night sky on the first one is amazing and the dies are beautiful. On the second one, the angel is outstanding and really is very detailed. All in all, I think the first is my favourite though.

Barbara V

Chris Curry said...

Two lovely cards Sue, the first is my favourite. It’s magical. Thank you, have a good weekend. Xxx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, amazing background on the first card and such a beautiful Angel on the second one. I wonder what she would look like on your glittered background too? Those poinsettias are lovely. Hugs xx Pauline

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today but the first is my style of card that I like to make. Yvonne xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, both lovely cards. No 1 is my favourite of the two. The angel is absolutely gorgeous and she seems a little overcrowded, she is so beautiful and stands proud on her own. Xx

Unknown said...

Good Morning Sue. I just can't believe the beauty of these two cards. Both are stunning samples and so deserving to have your name pinned on them. I can't decide which I love the best as they both have their own charm. Thank you Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue. I seem to be on the right day for a change. Two beautiful cards to wet the crafty appetite. Comparing the two is a bit like comparing cheese and chalk but I must say that the first one is my choice which may well be because I have the die for that one and not the angel.
The night sky looks so gorgeous and could be used on so many cards.
greetings to all.
Marie P.

Suemac said...

Two beautiful cards,
I have been waiting to see a sample of Believe in the magic as I was lucky enough to win this die in the recent festive launch.

evis said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards today.
The first one is my favourite as it is just so stunning.
Evis M.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I think the first is definitely my favourite that sky is amazing. While the second is lovely angels and gingerbread men don't seem to mean Christmas to me I know strange

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Two lovely card but the first one is my favourite I love the snow scene & the night sky is magical The angel is beautiful but I think the frame around her is a bit heavy

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I love double days!! Two very different cards, love the night sky on the first one, it is really stunning! Love Jean xxx

dizy said...

Beautiful cards x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Two very different but lovely cards.
Doreen R

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely cards the first is my favourite.

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, but love number 1

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both beautiful posts but think the first takes it for me. Think I saw this demo'd or something similar and it was another one of those that made me buy the dies - just gorgeous though both of them.

Tressa said...

Two very different, but lovely cards. Fabulous glitter background on the first one.


Susan Battensby said...

Lovely cards. Your glittery background on the first is absolutely gorgeous and I love how your angel almost looks metallic on the second.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two beautiful cards Sue x I was so hoping you would show the first card soon as I love this card and the background is stunning x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

2 stunning cards Sue
Gr Karin

June Horrocks said...

Two awsum cards sue both deserve their day in the sun just beautiful thank you so much for sharing love June Horrocks cxxccxxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two equally gorgeous cards in contrasting styles. Much as I like the angel the first card is my absolute favourite. I have everything needed for it with the exception of the holographic glitter so will have to substitute some navy glitter card which I hope will do your lovely die justice.


ursula said...

Two amazing cards, great ideas for this year...thank you Sue...Definitely the angel card for me.....luv Ursula xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
The first card is my favourite, I just love the night sky with Santa’s sleigh.

Love and hugs to everyone

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I love both cards but the first one is my favourite!
Hugs x
Heather T

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two stunning Christmas cards. I can't pick a favourite as I love them both.

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Theresa said...

amazing sky. those colours work so beautifully together, hugs xx

Rose in Chester said...

Oh Sue,
It's the first one by a whisker for me. That sky is fabulous and shows the dies off to perfection.
I love the angelic card, too - but it's the colours for the first one.

BenteS said...

Gorgeous cards both of them!
Love the colours of the sky in your first card, and the design with the Christmas angel is so elegant :))

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Both cards are beautiful. I love the night sky in the first one.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards!! The first one is my favourite though...think I’m gonna have to try & do a replica! Beautiful!!

CraftyJo said...

Pretty cards, not too keen on the flowers myself though. 😉

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

The first is my favourite. It ticks all the right boxes.

Love Helen xxx

Laura O said...

Two fantastic cards sue. Both equally beautiful for different reasons I think the first one is a little nicer .Laura O Springfield

Nana on the Hill said...

Two beauties Sue, love them both, the Angel looks as though you've die cut metal, such a good idea x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue Two gorgeous cards today I love them both
Hug's Lynda xx

CCM said...

Two lovely cards, great inspiration for us all. Thank you.

I will be going on vacation tomorrow.No idea if we'll have a good internet connection.
However, everybody stay healthy, safe and happy.

Hugs from Toronto,

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Both of the cards are really great but the first of is definitely my favourite. I have that die and it is so great to see it used in a different way. Truly magical.


Scottydog said...

Two lovely cards today but I have to say I love the first card. That sky is spectacular & really sets off the village below & Father Christmas & reindeer. Thank you Sue.

KraftyKazKardz said...

That sky is just amazing! Absolutely stunning and sets of the purity of the white perfectly.

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Wow Sue you have given us two lovely cards today I can’t choose between them absolutely gorgeous
Your inspiration is never ending
Thank you
Theresa G xx

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue, two fantastic cards, the first 0ne is my Favourite, I love the sky
Wendy x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, love the sky background on the first card, it is gorgeous, and a lovely background for Santa to fly over and the Angel card is gorgeous, the angel really looks like a piece of metal embossed, so lovely
Di B. x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two gorgeous cards, both equally gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Brenda said...

Hello Sue, Two Beautiful Cards, I have to say the first is my favourite. Thank you for your wonderful inspiration. Love Brenda xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards but number one is my favourite.
It’s that glorious moody and magnificent sky - so beautiful x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

sued99 said...

Two lovely cards. X

Littlelamb said...

Two beautiful cards but I also have to say that the first one is my favourite. I love the night sky. Very dramatic.

Pawprintx4 said...

I guess I am in the minority but my favorite (and both are lovely) is the Angel card. I just love this year's angel, love the antique silver look, and the background is so pretty not to mention the velour flowers.
Everyone, hope your weekend will be fun,
Stephanie K

Unknown said...

Oh wow, just love the first snow scene one. Can't wait to try it!!
Also love you cards featuring your angels. This year's one is definitely my favourite.
Love being inspired by your designs.

Best wishes
Tiba from West Ozzie

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, two totally awesome cards. I love them both for various reasons, so cannot possibly select a favourite. Bx

dj from kettering said...

Two lovely cards for Christmas, can't decide
which I like best!!!

Doreen x

Owlish said...

A double whammy how lovely 2 very beautiful cards


Unknown said...

Beautiful cards, my fave is the first one. Can't wait to try the glittery sky, it's awesome.

Thanks Sue xx