Friday, 2 November 2018

Christmas Double Day

Hello crafters!  First up on today's Christmas double day is a robin card.  I started by cutting the Star Wreath out of antique gold card .  I embossed a square of white card with the Falling Snow folder and glued the wreath on to it.  Next I cut a bunch of the pine sprig from the Christmas Robin set and inked the pine needles with Forest Moss distress ink.  I glued them into a wreath shape then added pine cones cut from tan card.  Lastly I cut the Robin out of tan card and inked it lightly before gluing it in the lower portion of the wreath.  I cut the sentiment out of gold mirror card and glued it into the centre of the card.I cut two Faith dies in white and glued them into opposite corners on a larger piece of antique gold card.  I matted both squares with gold mirror card and added the focal element with foam in the centre.  The card was completed with white, antique gold and gold mirror card mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.







For card number two, I cut the Natalie die into the centre of a piece of black card.  I added a white die as an offset below it then backed the card with antique gold.  I cut a Star Wreath out of Antique gold card and glued it to the black card.  I used the cutting edges to make a thin white frame and glued it around the Natalie aperture.  The sentiment was cut in both white and gold and offset then glued in the centre of the card.  I made three poinsettias out of vellum and glued them in opposite corners.  I accented them with the pine piece from the Poinsettia Cluster die set.  White, black and gold mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x












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76 comments:

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Hooray for Christmas double days, both of todays cards are lovely, the Natalie is my go to die at the moment but I just love Faith and those beautiful little robins,
Having lots of fun with Christmas cards at the moment thanks to your wonderful dies and inspiration Sue
Hugs
Muriel x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, always look forward to Friday double days, and these 2 samples are so beautiful, completely different and both deserve their day on the blog. The wreath and robin dies are so beautiful and symbolic for the time of year and the other sample with the simple 'Believe' says it all, thank you so much for sharing with us Sue.

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

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, another fabulous Double Day, love both cards, as they are totally different, one more traditional and the other contemporary and modern, so my favourite has to be the 2nd one. I know the colour combo would not be to everyone's taste, but not everyone does traditional. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

There both just stunning! I love that robin die it's so cute, plus you can use that all year round, lovely Christmas cards,

Di Di from broadstairs Kent

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Two beautiful festive delights xxx

NettyTheRunner said...

Love the Christmas double days Sue, the more, the merrier. Both these cards are stunning.
Annette x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Two very pretty cards, thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue two lovely cards today. I adore robins and this one looks really settled in his festive background. Equally the sentiment on the Believe card says it all. Xx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,
Just love opening the blog on Friday's to see two stunning Christmas cards. Today's are so different but both equally beautiful.
Marion S x

hollyberry said...

As ever two beautiful cards for today's double day. The first card is definitely my favourite.

sued99 said...

Two great cards. I definitely prefer the first one though. X

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue, the top one is my favourite xx hazel

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all
Two stunning cards this morning , I look forward to double days on Friday and this morning cards are so very different. I love the cute little robins on the first card and how you have created the wreath. The second card its stunning and finished beautifully with vellum poinsettias .
Crafty hugs to all... Wendy

CraftyCoffey said...

Two fantastic Christmas cards-my favourite is the first one.

Michele

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Both cards appeal to me. I have a love of vellum flowers and who doesn't love a robin.

Heather R Oxfordshire

TDQ Karen said...

Like both today, really hard to choose a favourite as the vellum flowers are lovely and the wreath and robin are so pretty

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two fabulous cards, the first is my favourite.
B xx

Karen Drew said...

Yay it’s Friday!!!! A double dose of inspiration. Two stunning cards. My favourite is the second one. Love black and gold
Luv
Karen. Xx

Chris Curry said...

A great double day Sue. Love them both. Although I am more traditional in my choices for Christmas I cannot choose a favourite. Thank you, have a good weekend and stay warm.xxx

Janice K said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning designs that could easily be used for all year round occasions with minor tweaks. Love the dramatic black and white design. x

Scottydog said...

Two lovely cards. I really love the little robin but I also like the simplicity of the second card with those beautiful vellum poinsettias. Thank you Sue.

DeCor said...

Absolutely adore your Robin card. The foliage looks so natural.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Two fabulous cards this morning. Love the robins. Can’t choose a favourite today.

Barbara V

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, both cards are beautiful .Love Jean Z xxxx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Double days ...... double fun... Thankyou Sue. I love them both. I love the little robin card because of its traditional content......I have two brothers who are both on their own..... so for me the believe one is ideal for them as it strikes me as fitting for the men. So both are ideal for me. Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Anne said...

two beautiful cards,Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Jan Sayer said...

Lovely cards Sue especially the robins.
Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two very different but stunning cards. Hard to choose a favourite though - love the little robin and the velum poinsettias are beautiful with the black and gold. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue both of these Christmas cards are gorgeous I love them both. I do have a real soft spot for robins. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Clai01 said...

Prefer the first card Sue today as love a robin. x

gwen70 said...

Stunning cards Sue, especially love the Robin card

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards - love double days. Can’t choose a favourite.
Muriel - thanks I’m on the mend x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two gorgeous cards today but the first one wins for me. I love the Robin and the card just says Christmas to me. Love and hugs,Alison xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely cards, but if I had to choose it would be the first one, the robin is so cute.
Lydia
X

Rose in Chester said...

Wow, Sue, you've done it again. I cannot pick a favourite, both cards are beautiful in their special designs. (But the robin is such a cutie)
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Two gorgeous cards. The second one is my favourite by only by a whisker.
Hugs MERRY BERRY 2 xxx

dj from kettering said...



Ooh the second is by far the best; the Faith die is
just too much for my taste,



Doreen x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
I love double day Fridays and these two beautiful cards are stunning, I love both of them

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all and take care

Love
Hunnymummy from MK
xxx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
both cards are stunning.
Can´t make a decision which one is my favourite… all are amazing.
Rolf xxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Two lovely cards but I have to say I love the cheerful
little robin on the first card perching amongst the pine needles!
Lesley S x
Frosty but bright and sunny West Sussex!

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today but the robin one just inches ahead. Yvonne xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Two great cards. Like them both but the robin makes that one extra special.

Love Helen xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful cards both, but the robin is my favourite.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards again. Love Jean xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. Both lovely in different ways.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Gosh is it Friday already?! Two really lovely cards
Doreen R

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Two wonderful cards and I especially LOVE the robin one!!! This die set is already in my wishlist and it's gorgeous on your design with the other dies and the snowy embossing folder!!

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two totally different but equally gorgeous cards. I think I would prefer the second one in navy or red rather than black but that is just me. The robin card has to be my favourite no matter what colour the second one is. Thank you for the inspiration for both cards, I am hoping to make some cards today using Natalie's Poinsettia EF which is stunning.

Frances

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the double days and both these posts are once again gorgeous. Think I prefer the second post but only just...Thanks for sharing and the inspiration

BenteS said...

Gorgeous cards both of them - my favorite is the first one - I love the Robin die set :))

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
“BOY OH BOY” DO I TRULY LOVE DOUBLE CHRISTMAS FRIDAY
MAGNIFICENT CHRISTMAS CARDS.......................
I Hope Your Not Getting Tired Of Showing Us Christmas Cards As I’m Loving
Them, Exceptional Products.............
I Can’t Choose Between The Cards
The First Card You’ve Shared With Us:-
The Falling Snow Embossing Folder
The Star Wreath Die Set
Christmas Robin Die Set
Faith Die Set
The Second Card You’ve Shared With Us:-
The Natalie Die Set
The Star Wreath Die Set
The Poinsettia Die Set
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Cards
They Are Both Magnificent/Magical
Sue, I Appreciate Everything You Do Thank You So Very Much
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Lots Of Love From Sam xxx

CCM said...

Two different cards but both lovely.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely Christmas cards both using the star wreath which I have used on all my Christmas cards for this year, love them both

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

ursula said...

Two really amazing Christmas cards Sue, thank you for sharing....luv Ursula xx

CraftyJo said...

Nice! I particularly like the first one :)

Suzzette Yandle said...

Two stunning cards today. Each lovely in its own style. I am amazed at how delicate is the Faith die. The accent pieces from the Poinsettia Cluster die set will be very useful all year in my cardmaking. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Pawprintx4 said...

These are both so pretty. I still don't have the robin or the star wreath...what's wrong with me? Well, I can't have everything unless I win the lottery (not likely) so I will just admire these two gorgeous Christmas cards.
Everyone, have a great weekend,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Jean said...

Stunning!

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, if you could make anoher card with the cute little robin from card 1 and the vellum poinsettias from card 2 ...... you will have cracked it as we all love bits and pieces from both cards.
However, I love the first one as I have those dies which you have used.
Enjoy your weekend. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Nana on the Hill said...

Such a lovely combination, l think the Robin is my favourites, maybe!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Two fabulous cards I love the way you've created a wreath out of the pine cones & branches in the first card

Viki Banaszak said...



















What lovely cards! I love the wreath is gorgeous and the lace is wonderful. The other card is so perfectly deco.













KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant cards Sue

gr karin

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, Two lovely Christmas cards, both stand out making their own statement. Love them both. Hugs Brenda xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love both of the cards today but I particularly like the first one which has all the elements of a frosty winters day. Love the star wreath die, I don't know why I haven't got that one yet as it was definitely on my wish list somewhere along the way.

Lisbeth

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue
Another wonderful double day.
Gorgeous cards Sue and well deserving of their day on the blog
Thank you for sharing Sue
Best wishes and hugs 🤗
Theresa G xx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Two gorgeous cards,I can't choose!!
Must make a start on my cards!!!
Best wishes
Karen M

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two wonderful cards Sue x I love the robin die , it's lovely and the believe card is just perfect for the guys x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Eunice Astle said...

Lovely cards Sue!!

June Horrocks said...

Both cards are beautiful sue I love them the robin is awsum we have a very tame one thank you for both sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Love June horrocks xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely Christmas cards.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Laura O' Connor said...

Two beautiful cards sue. Gorgeous. Laura o Springfield

Sandy G said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue. I especially like the robin card. Traditional with a twist.

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
What 2 lovely cards one very cute little robin and one very elegant black and gold

OWLISH Xx

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Donita Naylor said...

I love how Natalie’s shape and radiating lines amplify the sentiment. The star frame seems to take on a role as a rustic fence protecting the elegant Natalie.

Donita

stitchingranny said...

Two wow cards today - loving the black and gold and the square star wreath always stands out as its so rare to see a wreath that's square. I love the bird and pinecones too so both cards are a real hit for me

Hugs Helen xx