Friday, 28 September 2018

Christmas Double Day

Hello there my crafty friends!  It's more Christmas coming your way today!  I started this one with a piece of acetate and the Rose Quartz and Yellow Citrine Crystal tints across it.  I used my finger to spread the tints across the acetate then sprinkled some Gold and Cherry Red Holographic glitter on it.  I crumpled a piece of tissue paper over it, tamped it down and set it aside to dry.  Once dry I trimmed the edges to the size of my frame.  I used the Double Stitched Rectangles to make a white frame which I added with mounting foam.  I cut two of the Frosty Snowflake Corners in white then glued them to the sides of the frame.  I cut the Season's Greeting die in white and glued it in the centre of the frame.  White on white mats completed the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.











Card number two was started by cutting the Poinsettia Lattice die out of dusty rose card.  I  added it to a backing sheet of coconut white card covered with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I added some Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz to the exposed adhesive .  I used the cutting edge to create a frame which I added with foam.  I seated the background on another slight;y larger piece that I embossed using the Poinsettia Lattice embossing folder..  I cut the Tis the Season out of silver card and glued it to the background.  White on white mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2"  x 7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x




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78 comments:

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Wow! The red background is fabulous. Must try that.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, my favourite day of the week, Christmas double day. Love both cards, the background of the first will make the card stand out from the rest, and the second is subtle and delicate, both in design and colour. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Jan.moogie said...

Awesome cards and so different too, love the vibrancy of number one and the succulency of number two, got to have a go at these two different backgrounds. Have a great day Sue, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, 2 amazing samples today, the first one has such vibrant colours in the background, truly brilliant. The second one completely different and this one shows the beautiful embossing folder to perfection. love them both xx

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

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Oh my word, what's this - the 3rd or 4th week of the Friday festive double day and not one single sample I've not been sure about and these two outstanding samples are just beautiful. The first sample, well the background is just absolutely stunning and shows the beauty of the rest of the design, whereas the 2nd sample is subtle but beautiful. Can't, won't choose as both would make anyone smile as soon as they received them. Thank you for another day of gorgeous inspiration xxx

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

Stunning cards today, the background on both are quite stunning! Lovely.....

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, a beautiful duo.
I could not choose.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards but love the brightness of the first one.

Maria Illsley said...

A gorgeous pair of cards. I like both of them for different reasons. The red one for its vibrancy and the rose one die its muted feel .xx

Debra K. said...

Two fabulous Christmas cards this morning! Love the background on the first card with glitter encapsulated in it. Debra x

TDQ Karen said...

Both beautiful but the first card background really attracts me in and I love the beautiful die cut edges

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
No favourites today Sue, two stunning cards, so different and both gorgeous. Love the background on the first one (and of course started thinking about what colours to use to make it blue lol !! ) and the muted colours of the second one letting the die do all the talking, love that embossing folder, a real go to for Christmas backgrounds.
Hugs
Muriel x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and and all
Yay its double Friday and may I say WOW at your stunning cards. The first card is stunning with the colours you have created from the crystal tints and glitter. The frosty snowflake corners finish the card of beautifully. The second card is also equally stunning , the dusty rose works so well with design. Thank you for sharing.
Crafty hugs to all, Wendy

Laura O' Connor said...

Morning sue two fantastic fabulous cards, very different but beautiful for different reasons. Laura o Springfield

Clai01 said...

Card number one, I think for me today is my favourite. x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Two great cards, I love the vibrancy of the first one. x

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue x xhazel

Scottydog said...

Card number one it is definitely for me today, just love that vibrant, stunning background. I like card no.2 but I am a traditionalist & like red poinsettias so doesn’t do it in the same way for me! Thank you for two totally different offerings today, doesn’t do for us all to be the same!

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, both different cards and both beautiful. Love the season's greetings sentiment against the stunning red background. X

CraftyCoffey said...

Two fantastic cards-absolutely love the background on the first card.

Michele

Chris Curry said...

Two brilliant cards Sue. The first one has to be my favourite, the background is stunning and I’m not sure I would use pink on a Christmas card. Thank you, have a good weekend xxx.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards this morning. The first has a lovely vibrancy to it, love the background and the second is more subtle in the colour ways., but both beautiful.

Barbara V

BenteS said...

Beautiful cards!
Love the first one with its striking red background :))

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two fabulous cards. Love the vibrant background on number one.
B xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Both cards this morning ear absolutely brilliant in more was than one. I could not choose a favourite to save my life today. You really know how to push our buttons. And they are both " Sue Wilson " Cards. They stand out a mile. Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today which are totally different. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love both these cards but the background on the first one really does it for me and the overall simplicity really makes the card stand out. They are both beautiful cards. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

stitchingranny said...

Beautiful card, bright and sunny to match the morning here in Derbyshire.

Hugs Helen xx

June Horrocks said...

Two beautiful cards for us today love the dies and your chosen colours are fab thank you sue
Love June Horrocks’s xxxxxxx

karenlotty said...

Both cards are beautiful I really must get some crystal tints as I rely on CS lacquer to do my caught in crystal backgrounds

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two wonderful cards for us today. I especially like the first one - it is so vibrant and certainly stands out. The second one is much more subtle but still beautiful. Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Two fantastic cards the first one with the bright sparkly background is my favourite although the second one is very pretty too!

Anne said...

Two lovely cards, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and what a lovely start to the morning with two fantastic cards. Like everyone else I'm struck with the beautiful background on the first one but they are both exquisite. I can't get my head around the tissue paper but maybe that's because I only came in to card making in my mid eighties and I don't recall seeing a video on it's use. I will ask Google later lol
Hope you have a great week end.
Hugs.
Marie P.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

number one is my favourite. I love this burning red tones.
What a stunning card.

Rolf xxx

Tressa said...

The first card is absolutely stunning. I do like everything about the second except the dusky rose card used, I would prefer a slightly stronger colour. Each to their own of course.

Teresa

Theresa Pace said...

love the acetate background. it screams christmas, hugs xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two gorgeous card, love the background on the first one.
Lydia
x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both beautiful posts and whilst I would normally go for more muted colours I love post one. Can see this with the cooler colours as well and a technique I will be having a go at. Also seen a sneak peak of the October release and the wallet is already groaning in anticipation lol....

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, love the inspiration you are giving us each Friday with Christmas cards.
Both of today's are stunning, love the vibrancy of the first and the softness of the second
Marion S x

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Love both the samples this morning the second one I think edges it for me
The embossing is superb
See Sue I am not always playing catch up. Lol
Have a wonderful day and weekend
Hugs Theresa G xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. Both lovely in different ways. The second my favourite just as I love the poinsettia background.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Wow. Number 1 is bright and beautiful and number 2 is soft and subtle but definitely stunning. Love them both x
Happy Friday
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Oh I love double day these 2 cards are stunning, totally different but gorgeous in there own way.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards, love the acetate background of the first one. I treated myself to your Carol Die and it is fabulous, can’t wait to make some cards with it. Looking forward to your October release and seeing all your samples

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love both cards . love Jean Z xxxx

sued99 said...

My favourite is the first one with the zingy background. X

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards today. Although I adore all of your poinsettia dies I think card number one just edges it for me if only for the impact from the background.

Frances

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, the first card blew me away. It's the colours!! When I have done the majority of xmas cards I shall indulge in making those kind of backgrounds.
And the second one is beautiful as well, that is a beautiful die.
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue your Christmas cards are stunning I love them both. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

gwen70 said...

Fabulous cards, adore the red background

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Simplicity is sometimes good. A very nice card
Margaret x

Donita Naylor said...

We could hold up our hands to warm our fingers on the first card.

Best,
Donita

ursula said...

Wow these are both stunning, love the vibrant red colour in no.1...thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning background on the first card Sue it's gorgeous.......second card is beautifullllllllllllll
Gr Karin

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I am back from the heat in Seville into the swing of planning for Christmas. Love both of the cards today but I think that the first one is my favourite of the two with its lovely bright red colour. I have had a sneak peak of your future launch which looks as though it will be really exciting. I love the Celtic theme for wedding cards, I can't wait.

Lisbeth

evis said...

Hi Sue,
Love the cards. I think that the first one is my favourite
with its bright background.
Regards,
Evis M.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love them both

Kate's Cards said...

Wow! Love them both but card ones background Wowser!

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two fantastic cards Sue x the background on the first one is stunning x I specifically went to ally pally for some crystal tints and ended up coming home with everything but ! Thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Hi Sue, two stunning cards, love the background of the first one! Love Jean xxx

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue both cards are beautiful

Lynda's craft's said...

Two stunning cards Sue. The first card is my favourite but I still love the second card too.
Hug's Lynda xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Both are stunning but the first just edges into the lead

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two lovely Christmas cards, I absolutely adore the background of the first one.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sue MacFall said...

Both cards are lovely, Sue, but I love the vibrancy of the background on the first one.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Two great cards, I think the first just edges it for me though. Probably because it’s nice and bright.

Love Helen xxx

CraftyJo said...

They're both lovely

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Wow a two fer Friday we are being spoilt. I love both of these cards but Number one really stands out.
Thank you for your brilliant inspiration, love and hugs Brenda xxx

Jan Sayer said...

Fabulous cards especially the vivid first one.
Jan
Northampton

Latenight SandyH said...

Two gorgeous cards. The background of the first one is fabulous.

Suemac said...

Two beautiful cards

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, amazing cards! Love the bright and warm sparkling background of the first one!

dj from kettering said...



Two more fab cards!! So different, but great,




Doreen x

Pawprintx4 said...

Well, I just love them both. I am always onboard for a "Caught in Crystal" background in all the variations so first card is an immediate winner for me. The second is lovely also....glittery sparkle with poinsettias (sorry Donita).
Everybody, have a great weekend,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

cr@fty said...

Hi a Sue
Sorry only just catching up on the blog! Both cards are beautiful!
Hugs x
Heather T

DeCor said...

Both cards are gorgeous.

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I think both cards are very chrissmassy love them both

OWLISH Xx