Friday, 9 November 2018

Christmas Double Day

Hi bloggers!  First up today is a cobalt blue and milk card.  I started by embossing a piece of milk card with the Falling Snow embossing folder.  I added a strip of cream pearls to the upper and lower edges of the card.  I cut the Eve die out of cobalt blue card as a base for my focal element.  Next I cut the Carol die out of milk card.  I cut the centre of that die in cobalt blue and left in some of the fall away pieces then back it in milk card and emboss it together.  I cut the Let It Snow Mini Expression in milk card and glued it across the centre.  I cut two of the Frosty Snowflake Corners in milk, then used spray glue o them and glittered them with Diamond Snow and glued them to the outside of the focal element, curving round it.  Milk and cobalt blue mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  9" in size.  Scroll down for card number two. 

Card number two started with a piece of antique gold card which I embossed with the Poinsettia Trellis embossing folder.  I added small pearls to the centres in the embossing folder pattern.  Next I cut the Star Wreath three times out of coconut white card and stacked them.  I added them onto a white backing piece (I used the die to emboss the shape into some card then hand trimmed around it)  I cut the smaller wreath from that set in antique gold several times and glued them together and placed them in the centre of the wreath.  I cut a small stitched flag and used the From Me To You sentiment in white with a black shadow.  I cut the poinsettia from the Poinsettia Cluster die in gold a couple of times and offset them and added black accent branches.  The card was completed with white, black and antique gold mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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72 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, for the inspiration of two beautiful cards.
Please don't ask me to choose, somtimes it is impossible to do.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Two gorgeous cards today,my favourite is the second one. Love the gold.

hazel young said...

Lovely cards Sue xx hazel

Clai01 said...

Card number 1 for me as I love the snow! x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Yay its double Friday and I love to see your Christmas cards and todays cards are stunning. I love the colours on the first card and the snowfall embossing folder finished of beautifully with the selection of dies.
The second card is just as stunning with the poinsettias and the gold card. thank you for sharing with us.
crafty hugs to all, Wendy

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful and very different cards making it impossible to pick a favourite!x

NettyTheRunner said...

Two lovely cards Sue, can’t choose a favourite, I like them both.
Annette x

CraftyCoffey said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards-love the first one it’s it’s in my favourite colour.


Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,
Two gorgeous cards, no favourite today, I love them both
Marion S x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, both cards are beautiful in their own way. Either card would be a delight to receive. Your dies look great on both cards. Thank you for the ideas and inspiration. Xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Can't decide. Can you lol ? I can't think which would be your preference if we turned that question round and said to you "which would be your choice Sue ? At one time anything with gold in would automatically say Festive but not these days colour doesn't count, although there are people that still prefer the 'old traditional colour scheme' both of today's samples are gorgeous and so much inspiration to take from them thank you. Hope you have a really nice day xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards. Impossible to choose a favourite.
B xx

ahappycrafter50 said...

I especially love the second one.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, two amazing cards today, so different. I like the way you have left some of the fall out bits on the first card,looks so effective.

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

Chris Curry said...

Two lovely cards Sue, think the second one is my favourite but hard to pick really. Thank you, have a good

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another two beautiful cards. Love the cobalt blue against the white and also love the antique gold poinsettias. The dies really do make wonderful cards. Sending best wishes

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue
Ohh I do love the double days
That cobalt blue is stunning on your first card and I like the idea of leaving som of the fall out in the card
The second card is just as pretty as the first I bey you had fun using them
Best wishes and hugs 🤗
Theresa G xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Two beautiful cards I like the way you've kept some of the fall away pieces on the first card It's difficult to choose a favourite but I think I prefer the second card

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards today Sue, love them both xx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today.Yvonne xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two gorgeous card, they are both lovely.

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Both lovely cards but my favourite has to be the second one.
Thank you Sue, my winning die from the die launch arrived yesterday.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. These l two cards are both beautiful. I couldn't pick a favourite today..... even though you have used my favourite colours on one of them. You so spoil us with the2 double days Sue. Thankyou So much. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Wow, love both of these and couldn't choose a favourite - beautiful...

June Horrocks said...

Both stunning cards love the die and the colours you have chosen are brill could I choose a card no way thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxxxxxx

Anne said...

The second is my favourite - absolutely gorgeous.

Anne (Northampton)

Tressa said...

Two lovely cards.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards today. Love the colours on the first one. The second one is so appealing. Love the antique gold. So the second one is my favourite.

Barbara V

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Two fantastic cards Sue. I think I love both of them equally. You are such an inspiration and never seem to be short of ideas/
Hope you have a lovely week-end.
Marie P.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are stunning, couldn’t possibly choose between them.

Love and hugs to everyone

Crafty Cruiser said...

Two really lovely cards and if I had to choose, the first would get the edge. Strange isn’t it - not even Christmas colours!
Doreen R

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards. I can't chose a favourite as I love them both! Love Jean xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Two beautiful cards. Love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Love both of these cards. So gorgeous. Hugs MERRY BERRY 2 xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Good job you're not asking me to pick a favourite - both are beautiful, elegant and I like the design. And colours - well, beautiful.
Hugs, Rose

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous Christmas cards. Both beautiful and elegant with number two just edging it for me with the gold.

Maria said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Two absolutely Beautiful cards, Love them both.
Hope you well and will be on Tv soon so we get to see
some more wonderful cards and how to

Many hugs to all, Maria x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Two beautiful cards, I love them both..

Love Helen xxx

Unknown said...

Hi sue,

Stunning just stunning I love the embossing folder the die, flowers it's just PERFECT!

Di Di from broadstairs Kent

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, both cards are beautiful and I would be thrilled to receive either one. If I was absolutely forced to choose between them then it would have to be the second one.


Unknown said...

Such texture on these cards! The white snowflake corner over the white embossed falling snow just made me weak. And the gold embossing behind the two star wreaths gives your eyes a tactile sensation. Amazing!

All the best to each and every papercrafter on board.


ursula said...

Two amazing cards Sue, but No. 1 is defo my favourite...wish I could find the falling snow embossing folder, none to be had!!!!!.....luv Ursula xx

CCM said...

Two lovely, elegant Christmas cards.
Hugs from Toronto

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, I really look forward to double Friday's cards. I would
Love to receive either of them and display them year on year.
I do like gold and cream combos. I am definitely going to use your method of stacking delicate dies to achieve more height on my cards
Hugs xx Pauline in S.A..

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Not too sure about the first one as it is not Christmassy enough for me, but I love the second one. I do really like the star wreath dies and the colours are really great.


Jean said...


Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely cards today though the second one just edges first just because it is square. Just finished all my family birthday cards a mammoth task made so much easier because of your dies so thank you Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are beautiful but for me the second one is definitely my favourite
as I just love gold and cream together and the two wreath dies.
Have a good weekend everyone.
Lesley s x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Double the cards, double the pleasure. The Poinsettia Cluster card design is my favorite one today. Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Scottydog said...

Two lovely cards, like them both in different ways! Thank you for the ideas Sue.

karenlotty said...

Two lovely cards I think the gold is my favourite I’d forgotten about that EF It’s gorgeous

Jackie T said...

Oh Sue both of these cards are gorgeous. I love Christmas double day there is so much inspiration. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, amazing layers and textures!!

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, love them both. Too hard to choose between them.
Di B. x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two very pretty cards.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
I Know I Say This Every Friday But Boy Do I Love
Famous Products Used In Today’s First Card:-
“Creative Expression Cobalt Blue/Milk Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Milk Self Adhesive Flat Backed Strips Of Cream Pearls”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Falling Snow Embossing Folder Designed By Sue Wilson”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Today’s First Card:-
“Sue Wilson Carol Die Set”. (From The Festive Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson Frosty Snow Die Set”. (From The Festive Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson Let It Snow Die Set”. (From The Festive Collection 1 Cutting Die)
Famous Products Used In Today’s Second Card:-
“Creative Expression Antique Gold/Coconut White/Black Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Poinsettia Trellis Embossing Folder Designed By Sue Wilson”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed White Pearls”
“Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Second Card:-
“Sue Wilson Star Wreath Die Set” (From The Festive Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson Poinsettia Cluster Die Set”. (From The Festive Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson From Me To You Die Set”. (From The Mini Expression Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson Stitched Flags Die Set”. (From The Frames/Tags Collection 8 Cutting Dies)
Sue, I’m Truly Loving Your Collection Of Striking Christmas Cards Just Love Them Both
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Lots Of Love From Sam xxx................................

Laura O said...

Two fantastic cards sue really like both but I think the gold colour scheme is stunning in the second one. Brilliant. Laura o Springfield

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Another fabulous double day, both great cards.
Love how you can mix and match your dies, Carol and Eve get on very well together. I have to say the second is just the favourite though, gold and white, poinsettias, my go to embossing folder - poinsettia trellis and I still need the star wreaths lol !
Thank you Sue, what inspiration !
Muriel x

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas,
Very nice and informative post. Please keep it up. If you want to read welcome speech for christmas day celebration you have to see the link
Thank you,

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue beautiful cards i love both of them. Thanks Helen xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue beautiful cards i love both of them. Thanks Helen xx

Jan.moogie said...


theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two fabulous cards Sue x I love both of them x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all.
Two gorgeous cards and I don't have a favourite. Both are so refreshing and beautiful.
Thank you Sue.
Marie P.

TDQ Karen said...

Can't choose between these two lovely cards xx

dj from kettering said...

Two lovely cards today, can't choose
between them!!

Doreen x

Jayem said...

A very elegant card Sue and for my taste, one of your nicest. Thank you.

Jan from NSW Australia

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, another brilliant and inspiring Christmas Double day, love both cards and it is impossible to choose a favourite. Bx

Unknown said...

The very next time I read a blog, I hope that it does not disappoint me as much as this particular one.Happy New Year Quotes For Friends I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I truly thought you would probably have something useful to say. All I hear is a bunch of crying about something that you could possibly fix if you were not too busy searching for attention.

Owlish said...

I love love these cards and we are inbetween houses atm so I definitely be looking to buy this embossing folder

DeCor said...

Regal lookin cards. Very lovely