Friday, 21 September 2018

Christmas Double Day

Hello!  Welcome to another Christmas double day.  I am starting with a lovely Bell card. I cut a piece of antique silver card as my background.  I cut two of the Frosty Snowflake border die in white and glued them to the sides of the card.  Next I embossed a piece of white card with the Ice Crystal embossing folder.  I matted it with silver mirror card and added it to the top centre of the card with foam.  I cut two of the Christmas Bells out of silver mirror card then backed them with antique silver card.  I mounted them on the embossed background and added a silver bow to the top.  The Happy Christmas sentiment was cut twice out of white card, stacked them glued to the bottom centre of the card.  White, antique silver and silver mirror card were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8" in size.  Scroll down to see card number two.

Card number two is a quirky snowman card.  I started by cutting the Snowfall Background out of cobalt blue card. I backed it in white, then cut four corners out of white card and gluing them into the corners.  I added a white frame around the background using the Double Pierced Noble Squares.  In the centre, I cut a white circular frame using the centre dies from the Snowfall Background.  I cut the snowman from the Build A Snowman die set, added arms, nose, bowtie and mittens. I cut the snowman off at the circular line so he looks like he is peeking out a circular window.  I added the Let It Snow mini expression above it. White and cobalt blue mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue xx hazel

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards today. One elegant and the other fun. My favourite today is the first one. Love those elegant silver bells.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, another fabulous Christmas double day, with two brilliant cards, love the elegance of the first and the cute and fun look of the second. A great way to make the snowman look completely different. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Steph Cotterill said...

Woohoo I'd forgotten it was double festive day ! Put it down to age lol. No, no way can I pick a favourite, the first sample is just beautiful with your bells (not just for festive cards) Paul has made a beautiful wedding card using them. And your second beautiful sample is just adorable Sue, your cute little snowman peeping through that perfect background brings a smile to my face and I need him so badly. Just prepared the black box for the weekend as Sunday should be market day but listening to the forecasts I wouldn't be surprised if it's not cancelled and I need to tick so much off my need list, that's not going to happen is it 😢 on the plus side, I have a warm and cosy craft weekend to make up for my disappointment xxx

Jan.moogie said...

love both of your cards but have a love for your quirky cards as they are right up my street. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Gotta love twofers! Both of these cards are gorgeous in their own way, time to get serious with the special Christmas cards and you have given us so much inspiration already Sue. The days are getting to be so nice outside now in our spring but still cool enough of an evening to enjoy a good card session.
Still to watch your takeover on rewind too, can’t wait
Muriel x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two beautiful cards.
Looking forward to the weekend shows.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Love both.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two more beautiful Christmas cards today. The first one is so elegant. The silver and white go together very well. The second one is a lovely fun card.

Barbara V

Debra K. said...

Two wonderful Christmas cards today! Love both designs but can't help but fall for the snowman card holding his mittens over his branch arm. The ribbon holding them together is a lovely little detail. Debra x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, 2 beautiful creations today, I love double days, and both of these deserve their day on the blog, brilliant

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Gorgeous especially the snowman, what a fun card

Clai01 said...

Both gorgeous cards today but always got to go with a snowman as my favourite! x

Netty The Runner said...

Two very lovely cards Sue, The little snowman is so sweet.
Annette x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
I have to say I love double day Friday seeing you christmas creations and always find it to difficult to pick a favourite. I love the christmas bell which I have to admit I bought create more wedding cards. I have just bought the snowflake boarder so think I will have to create a card .
The snowman card is just so cute with him peeping through giving a wave and check smile. The cobalt blue card really brings the design together. Thank you for sharing.
crafty hugs to all, Wendy

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,
Two fabulous Christmas cards, the first so elegant and the second which is probably my favourite, so cute, colourful and fun. Looking forward to the takeover weekend starting with your shows at 6pm
Marion S x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Two beautiful cards I love double days Friday

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Two great cards, can't decide which one is my favourite. Lovely to see the Snowfall background being used, I have the die so all inspiration is gratefully received -thank you! x

Jan Sayer said...

I especially like the bell card but the snowman is fun.

CraftyCoffey said...

Two great cards today-the Snowman one is my favourite, so cute.


Scottydog said...

Oh dear, the Festive double days are coming round so quickly - soon be Christmas! Help I haven’t started my cards yet. I went for the cheeky chappy last week & while I do like your snowman card this week I think my favourite this week has to be those bells. Thank you Sue.

Don’t forget everyone it’s the Creative Expressions take over this weekend, starting with Sue at 6pm tonight.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards. The snowman is my favourite.
Looking forward to the takeover weekend.
B xx

karenlotty said...

Two terrific cards I love the colours of the first one and its elegance The second one makes me smile

Chris Curry said...

One elegant,one fun, both great. Thank you Sue, enjoy the weekend. I know I will.😀

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Oh I love festive double days! 2 for 1!
Once again 2 completely different cards and I love them both. The first card screams elegance. The second card is so much fun. I have decided that there really is no point having a to do list with your cards. It has now turned into a ‘maybe one day list’!
Scotty dog - I hope you weren’t talking to me - I would never forget x
Happy Friday everyone.
I’ll ‘see’ you later Sue.
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Suemac said...

Two beautiful cards.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Two fabulous cards I can't choose a favourite I love them both the bells are pretty & the snowman is so cute!

Donita Naylor said...

Look how perfectly that Happy Christmas goes with the snowflake border! Like they were made for each other! (They probably were).The snowman is stinkin cute in his little bow tie, but that snowflake border just does it for me.

Getting excited about Takeover Weekend. Safe travels.


rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

an elegant and a funny card...
I love both.

Rolf xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two very different cards today love the elegance of the bells and the snowman is cute.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two agreat Christmas cards again. Love the elegance of the first one and the fun of the second, particularly loving the snowfall die. Can't choose between them as they are both brilliant. Looking forward to the weekend on Hochanda. Sending best wishes

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Two lovely cards. love Jean Z xxx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue two beauties today both perfect love em thank you
Love always June horrocks xxxxx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today one with your beautiful bells which could also be used for many occasions. The other card has the cute little snowman which children & adults will both love. Yvonne xx

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, love them both

evis said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards again today. I love them both.
Evis M.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue both of your cards are stunning. I am looking forward to all the shows at the weekend. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, both cards are great. Either card will bring a smile from whoever receives them.

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue. Two beautiful cards so different from each other. I love the Bell card which is so elegant and could be used for different occasions but I also love the cheeky little snowman who's time in the limelight is so short in comparison.
You will be having a very busy week-end Sue. I will watch if I can.
Best of luck.
Marie P.

ursula said...

Both card# are amazing, bu5 no. 1 is my favourite....luv Ursula xx

Susan Battensby said...

Two beautiful cards, who wouldn't be thrilled to receive these at Christmas.
Can't pick a favourite.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Two fantastic cards. Being a Bell, I’m going to have to chose the first one as a preference, but only just!

Looking forward to watching you in Hochanda this evening.

Love Helen xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both gorgeous but have to admit love the second one as it uses one of my favourite die sets - the snowman is so fun... A reminder has been set for the shows tonight

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love both of today's cards and could not choose between them as they are both stars of their own style. Looking forward to the shows over the week-end, I hope everyone enjoys it without wearing yourselves out after last week at Ally Pally.


Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Your double Friday days are coming around too quickly but I love them so as they say "bring them on"
The bell one is my favourite and I think I will be having a go with this one. I like the snowman as its good for the younger end of the family. Thank you Sue. Sending best wishes to you and everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

sued99 said...

Two great cards and I can’t pick a favourite. I love them both. X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, 2 gorgeous cards, love them both. Everytime I see the snowfall background die I think I must get it, it never fails to impress me. Love Jean xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two totally different Christmas cards. The first so gorgeous and elegant with the silver bell. The second a cute snowman card. The first is my favoute.

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Well today’s masterpieces are well deserving of a day on the blog
I love them both They are so different from each other and I think the cute snowman would be my card of choice love it
Take care
Hugs Theresa G xx

Sue MacFall said...

i like both cards - particularly the silver & white one which is stunning. Thank you,Sue

CraftyJo said...

These are both lovely :)

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, I agree, both are lovely cards and that cheeky little guy really brings a smile to anyone's face. Hugs xx Pauline

CCM said...

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

Hugs from Toronto,

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant and beautiful and sweet and beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Jean said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I think both are lovely.I especially like the Snowfall Background.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

BenteS said...

Lovely Christmas cards!
My favorite is the elegant white and silver with the pretty bells.
But I also love the adorable snowman 😍

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue, two very different cards today, I love them both but my favourite is the first one, very elegant
Wendy xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I can't choose they are both perfect.I am in York for the weekend so will have a Sue feast when I get home

Betty McAlister said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards Sue. The snowman is a favourite. On holiday at present but have set record for some of the weekends shows. Xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Both cards are beautiful, but I'm in love with the snowman!!!
Looking forward to the weekend.
Hugs, Rose

Laura O' Connor said...

Two equally beautiful cards both very different. Laura O Springfield

Kate's Cards said...

Cute! Xxx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fabulous cards Sue x the bells card is stunning and the vintage silver looks so elegant x the snowman is so cute and love him peeking out of the circle x thankyou Sue x
Your shows were fantastic this evening and am looking forward to watching more tomorrow x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Amazing cards! Love how you put together all the different diecuts in the first one and the second one is so fun and sweet!

Patricia Howarth said...

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

dj from kettering said...

I do like these twofer days!!! The snpwman
is my favourite,

Doreen x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, Two beautiful cards today, my favourite is the first one. Hugs Brenda xxx

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone
Two wonderful cards. Nice to see cards with the pretty bells as
I got them thanks to you and then a card with the cute snowman.
Have a nice weekend.
Maria xx

Latenight SandyH said...

Two super cards. The Christmas Bells are beautiful.

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

These are two lovely cards but the second has to be the one for me, I just love that cute little snowman of yours.

Crafty Hugs

Heather xx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are absolutely stunning!
Hugs x
Heather T

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

Stunning card, I have the Bella die will have to copy that I think! Lovely

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Tressa said...

Two lovely cards. Especially like the silver one.


Owlish said...

I like these cards very much the bells card really stands out lovely Xmas cards