Friday, 26 October 2018

Christmas Double Day

Hi bloggers!  The first card uses a deep blue background, which is quite unusual for me, but I rather like it!  I cut the Triptych Window out of silver mirror card.  I used a caught in crystal background that  I had made using alcohol inks and mica powders. On a piece of acetate,  I used Blueprint, Cool Peri and Stonewashed Denim, then sprinkled on some silver mica powder before scrunching up a piece of tissue paper and setting it aside to dry well.  I used the outer die to cut the backing for the window, then glued them together and mounted it in the upper portion of the background.  I cut a bunch of the Classic Poinsettia out of vellum and used Silver Gilding Polish on the petals to add a little shine, then assembled them and added the flowers to the corners.  I cut the Silent Night in silver and glued it to the centre.  White, silver mirror card and Deep blue card were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  Scroll down to see card number two.

For card number two, I embossed a piece of coconut card using the Falling Snow Embossing folder.  I cut it diagonally and added mounting foam to the back. I cut another piece of coconut white card, matching the diagonal cut.  I added mounting foam to the back of it too.  I mounted them both onto a piece of Cobalt Blue card, leaving a wide gap between them.  I cut thee Frosty Snowflake Border out of white and glued it into the gap between the two halves.  I cut the 2018 Christmas Angel with a piece of cobalt blue on top and coconut white card underneath.  I used the blue as the outline and the white copy as the solid backing.  I sprayed glue onto the white backing piece, added the outline, then glittered the angel with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz,  I mounted her on the lower left corner and added some pearl swirls.  I cut the Swirled Silent Night twice, them cut both of them apart to get both the Silent and the night words to offset in the upper corner.  White and blue mats and layers were used to complete the card,  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  9" in size.

Don't forget that the drawing for the die launch winners will be held later today,  It's not too late to add any comments to posts you may have missed!    All for now, Sue x

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BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what fabulous set of cards for Double day, double the inspiration. Love the blue, white and silver, and in particular the Angel, she looks gorgeous. Have a good day everyone. Bx

sued99 said...

Two lovely cards.i have a preference for the first one though. X

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Two amazing cards, very festive!! Love the mirri choice for the window and he wonderful design of the angel's card!!!

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous pair of cards today both stunning in there on way

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all

Hunnymummy54 from MK

Steph Cotterill said...

Hello Sue. Back to festive double day, and sad to see back to pre-launch blog numbers ! At each new launch I really hope the high number of visitors will continue to stay in the hundreds but my world seems full of pipe dreams and it's sad to see the numbers drop so drastically (until the next new collection )
Sorry to start on a negative Sue but I'm not sure on either and I know I'll probably be the only one that's unsure. I've never been a dragonfly gal and I'm no Angel, I've seen loads of gorgeous cards made with the window with some stunning backgrounds and the same with the Angel but I'm not in love with either. The samples are beautiful Sue, and so is the inspiration. Sorry to say how I feel and hope I've not hurt your feelings xxx said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two beautiful cards.
Good luck to all in the draw.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue

Two great cards for this week's double day and I love the combination of cobalt blue, white and silver miri for Christmas cards.

Marion S x

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful colour coordinated cards for today's double day.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, I really like the background you've created at the back of the triptych and the bus is striking. The angel as always looks beautiful. Xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Yay I love the double Fridays and having a peep at your christmas cards. First of all WOW this morning , two amazing cards and I love the colours. The effect you have created on the window is amazing and I can see this card standing proud in someone ones house.
The Angle is beautiful and love the background and snowflake edger and the added the sparkle.
Well wishes to all.. Wendy

Netty The Runner said...

Two stunning cards Sue. The angel is stunning.
Annette x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two fabulous cards. The second is my favourite, the channel works really well on this card.
B xx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Another lovely twofer Christmas and love the real blues specially with white and silver. The stained glass effect on the triptych windows really works, haven’t a tried alcohol a inks yet, still hooked on pixie powders and holographic glitter at the moment, give me time ......
Good luck in the draw fellow Wilsonettes
Muriel x

TDQ Karen said...

Really love the stained glass so number 1 edges it for me. Love the Windows xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue xx Hazel

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I so enjoy double days and this one is no exception with 2 absolutely stunning sample, both of them enjoying a rightful place on the blog, I like the regal blue of the first one with the amazing arch framework, and the second again with a blue using your wonderful Angel and the Silent Night sentiment, now come the hard part, trying to say which is my favourite, well sorry I am going to disappoint you because they are both equal in their own right at the No 1 spot.

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

CraftyCoffey said...

Two great Christmas cards today.


Chris Curry said...

Two lovely cards Sue, the second one would be my favourite. Thank you, have a good weekend

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards, the second one is my favourite, love the colours.

Barbara V

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, oh my word these are fantastic!! I love the window technique it's fabulous xx

Geordie Jan

Suemac said...

Two beautiful samples.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two marvellous cards. How to choose? I love them both but the first one has the edge. I think the dark blue is stunning with the white. Sending best wishes

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards, do love the blue you have used, looks lovely with white. Love Jean xxx

dj from kettering said...

I do like double day, and today is no exception!! The
first is my favourite,just!!!!

Doreen x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I do love the inspiration of double Fridays

Anne said...

The first card is so effective.

Anne (Northampton)

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Just love double Christmas Card day. And I am not disappointed either . Both today's cards are absolutely lovely .....I don't have a favourite as they are both lovely in their own way . The window is gorgeous .... as is the Angel...Awwww you really do tease us. Thankyou Sue. Good luck to everyone in the draw. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Janice K said...

Two stunning cards, similar colour ways but so different. x

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
Double Day sounds like extra work for you Sue but I'm sure you know that it's very much appreciated by your admirers.
I love both of today's cards and a combination of blue and white always grabs my attention.If I had to choose between the two, it would be the windows for me .
Keep well and happy.
Marie P..

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh my goodness. Both of these cards are amazing. I really love a double day but cannot/will not pick a favourite - completely impossible.
I think the cobalt card is absolutely striking. I have quite a few alcohol inks lurking in the dark depths of my crafty stash. Must bring them out of retirement to play with me.
My card making activities have been seriously hampered this year for one reason or another. My mind is willing but my body will not play ball. I got all of your Christmas dies for my Birthday in July and most of them are still longing to be put to work.
Had completely forgotten that today is the day! So I expect I will see you all later x
Happy Friday everyone
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Two very pretty cards. love Jean Z xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
It's always nice to have two cards to admire, they are both gorgeous.

Laura O said...

Two fantastic fabulous cards sue love the blue and white combinations. Laura o Springfield

gwen70 said...

Twi beautiful cards Sue, love them both

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue such beautiful cards particularly the three windows xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I love Christmas double days. You have shown us two beautiful cards but for me , not being an angel lover, the first one is the winner. I love the window cards you've made and this one is stunning. The deep blue background is gorgeous.
Love and hugs to all. Alison xx

Tressa said...

Two lovely cards. I especially like the blue and white theme of the second one.


Owlish said...


2 very lovely XMAS cards love the blue colours

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both stunning posts and particularly love the first post as I have the arch die set...Love the use of a deeper blue unusual, but it works..

Crafty Cruiser said...

The first is very elegant in its simplicity and the second, far from simplistic but quite beautiful. Colours are gorgeous!
Doreen R

Anonymous said...

Amazing cards this morning. I love them both. Hugs MERRY BERRY 2 xxx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

both cards are amazing… Usually the second one would be my favourite but I love the stunning triptych window you made so the first one is my number one.

Rolf xxx

evis said...

Hi Sue,
Love both cards. I adore the blue and white colours. Just Fab..
Evis M.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. The second with your Angel is my favourite.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Well I am not able to find the favourite from your two cards today, as they are both beautiful. That angel together with last years is so elegant.
Hugs, Rose

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Boy Do I Love Christmas Double Days............
“WOW WOW WOW” Sue I Love Both Your Exceptional Christmas Cards
I’m So Very Lucky To Have These Phenomenal Cutting Dies Plus The Outstanding
Falling Snow Embossing Folder I Just Love The Exceptional Colour Combination You’ve
Chosen, Very Christmasy.................
Then A Huge Favourite Of Mine “2018 CHRISTMAS ANGEL”
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Magnificent Christmas Cards
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Jackie T said...

Oh Sue both of these cards are gorgeous I love them both. Thank you for the Christmas inspiration I need lots this year. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two equally gorgeous cards today and I love them both. I also love the blue & white colour scheme and it looks stunning whether it is paired with silver mirri or glitter.


Sue MacFall said...

Both cards are lovely, Sue and I like the sentiment. It looks to be a good size.

BenteS said...

Beautiful cards both of them!
I love the colour blue for Christmas cards myself, so for me your choice of colours for these cards is perfect ;))

The Craft Bucket said...

Simply stunning, loving the windows and the colours, fabulous (as always) Love Craft Bucket x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Can’t choose a favourite today as I like different things about each card, I’m not into angels but I love the falling snow EF and the diagonal border on the second and on the first it’s the stained glass effect behind the windows and the beautiful vellum poinsettias
Good luck to everyone for the draw

Love and hugs to everyone

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Two great Christmas cards today. Like them both but I think I like the first one a little bit more. Love the colours you have used. The gold and blue is not something I’d have probably used, but it looks really striking.

Love Helen xxx

stitchingranny said...

Two beautiful and very different cards today. I don't know which I like best though I would probably choose the white. However the gold and blue is not something I would have thought to use and yet they work beautifully on this card.

Hugs Helen xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good afternoon Sue
Well a two fer day. Love it
Both of these cards are beautiful Sue one very regal looking and the other the beautiful angel is my favourite I need to try this technique with cutting both colours together I thought you had paper pieced it
Love your inspiration Sue
Best wishes and hugs 🤗
Theresa G xx

karenlotty said...

Two lovely cards to inspire us xx

Unknown said...

Hi sue,

Stunning cards with 2 of my most favourite dies, the angel and the church Windows there both just stunning

Di Di from broadstairs Kent

CCM said...

Christmas double day, double samples, double inspiration.Love both designs but second card is my favorite. It is so elegant and all details work so well together … beautiful.
Thank you, Sue, for sharing these two great cards and for your generosity.
Good luck everybody in the draw.

Hugs from Toronto

Scottydog said...

Oh dear Christmas double days are coming round far too quickly. Love the blue used in both cards but I particularly like the first card with the triptych window. .
Good luck everyone in the draw.

Craftychris said...

Both of these are stunning! xxx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card


Pawprintx4 said...

I really love both of them and I need to make cards with these dies so great inspiration on this chilly, windy, wet day here in SC. I love the caught in crystal piece used with the windows and the poinsettia's seem like clouds out of the vellum. The blue is always a hit.
The angel is so sweet and I love the diagonal cut using the Frosted Snowflake border. Charming cards, both.
Stay warm, dry and enjoy your weekend to all,
Stephanie K

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, I love Friday's when we get 2 for the price of one.
I love blue, white and silver. It always looks so regal. Both cards are beautiful but the Angel has the edge for me. I also like the diagonal cut and snowflake border. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two beautiful cards Sue x the tryptic window is lovely and can be backed using so many of your special effects x your angel is so lovely and looks stunning on your card x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

CraftyJo said...

Pretty cards - the angel one really 'floats my boat' :)

Suzzette Yandle said...

Double card designs - double beauty. It is amazing at the amount of work you do to produce your creations. Only a card designer would understand the process and amount of time you put into your cards. Thanks for the inspirations. Looking forward to the draw tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

DeCor said...

Great variety. Lovely how you did the angel in blue. Very effective and lovely to look at.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Joan McKevitt said...

Congratulations to all the winners!! Sue, both cards are stunning....I love the simplicity and colourways.....something I shall try to emulate when I start my cards. Jo xxx

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue beautiful cards xxx

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue beautiful cards xxx

Littlelamb said...

Two beautiful cards Sue. Can’t choose which is the best one they are both lovely. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards today. well done to the winners, enjoy your dies.
With best wishes
Elaine Ann

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful cards today, note to self need to knuckle down to Christmas card making!

Heather R Oxfordshire

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Soery Im so pate looking at yoyr blog today Ive had a very busy day with my family wow two stunning cards I love them both

ahappycrafter50 said...

Both cards are really lovely Sue.

Unknown said...

At the risk of hurting the window card’s feelings (although aim looking forward to seeing how you did the window, and the flowers have the look of a cloud) I’m wholeheartedly loving the angel. Everywhere you look is a treat! She’s just beautiful, especially in this setting.


Unknown said...

At the risk of hurting the window card’s feelings (although aim looking forward to seeing how you did the window, and the flowers have the look of a cloud) I’m wholeheartedly loving the angel. Everywhere you look is a treat! She’s just beautiful, especially in this setting.


Brenda said...

Hello Sue, Love the first card because I have the window die it just works in so many ways and colours - , I just love it!
Hugs Brenda xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two gorgeous cards, Love them, especially the Christmas Angel. Love the blue/white colour as well. How lucky are we, two cards.
Di B, x

Jan.moogie said...

Well which to choose and I cant, as they are both fabulous Sue. Thanks for sharing, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx