Friday, 7 December 2018

Christmas Double Day

 Hello crafters!  Another double day is upon us, but only a few left to go!  I thought I would start with this bright Pixie Powdered card.  I used Rich Gold, Lava Red and Scarlet Mist to create this pixied background card.  I cut two of the Frosty Snowflake Borders in white and glued them to the side edges of the card.  For the focal element, I cut two of the Frosty Snowflake corners in white and glued the to the upper and lower edges between the borders.  I cut the Natalie die for my focal element in white and added it with foam to the centre of the card.  I used the other shaped cut dies to create a thin lip for the edge of the die.  I cut the Let It Snow die in white and added a black shadow then seated it in the centre.  White on white mats and layers completed the card, it's a real quick one to make!  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.









Card number two is also a very quick card, but completely different looking!  I started with a piece of white card and embossed it with the 3D Opulent Frame folder for texture.  Next I cut the centre die from the Star Wreath in antique Gold card twice and stacked them together, then glued them into the centre of the embossed design.  From the Christmas Robin die set, I cut several of the pine sprigs out of tan card and used Forest Moss ink on the tips.  I glued them around the base of the wreath and added a few pine cones.  I cut both of the Robins in tan card and added some Festive Berries ink to their chest and glued them onto the branches.  I added the From me to you sentiment in gold with a tan shadow mat and glued it above the wreath.  White and Antique Gold mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x




















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66 comments:

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Favourite day of the week, double Christmas, and just love both of these cards, could not pick between the two. Have most of these dies and have only a couple of specials to do, playing session coming up !
Hugs
Muriel x

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards. No favourite this week. Love the background of the first and the robins on the second.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two beautiful cards.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Two beautiful cards today love the Friday Christmas double day and these are stunning both using my favourite things, pixie powders and Robins.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all and take care

Love
Hunnymummy from MK
xxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. I love double day any time of the week but the festive samples make the time of year feel real and I'm nowhere near ready, in my mind it's still only June so I need lots of help lol thank goodness your here to give me a push, so I don't have what it takes to make the first gorgeous sample, the background is lush, I do have two out of three powders though which are beautiful, and it shows the dies beautifully. I've just treated myself to your dear little robin dies and the detail you've put into them is amazing Sue, so I look forward so much to using them. Thanks for sharing these two gorgeous festive beauties, it's a day I really look forward to. Hope your day is a good one xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I love double days and these 2 samples are so beautiful, what a way to start a Friday. I think No 2 just edges it for me as I like the little robins and the sprigs and things, but No 1 is right behind.

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

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue xx Hazel

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I love Fridays for many reasons but one is definitely the Christmas double day post. Today's was a treat for the eyes with two very different yet equally stunning designs. I'm unable to choose a favourite. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.x

Maria Illsley said...

Morning Sue I like both the cards but I love the embossing folder xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, well the robin's have it for me. I can't resist them. The first card is so elegant and a winner in its own right. Xx

Clai01 said...

I honestly cannot decide this week as I love both cards x

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,
Love Fridays and Christmas Double Days. Today's samples are gorgeous, love them both. Love the background colour of the first and the simplicity of the second - who can resist a card with robins.
Marion S x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Yay its double Friday and WOW two stunning cards this morning, its always to difficult to pick which card I like the best. I do love the colours you have created on the first card . The dies cuts stand out so well to give a beautiful card.
The second is equally beautiful , the robins are just so cute and coloured wonderfully. The embossed background works so well to finish the card.
Crafty hugs to all, Wendy

Netty The Runner said...

Really look forward to seeing your Christmas cards every Friday Sue, these two are beautiful.
Annette x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards this morning. Love the pixie powder background on the first one. The robins on the second one which is my favourite, are gorgeous as is the embossing folder.

Barbara V

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Two wonderful cards today, so different in style but both appeal to me.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Chris Curry said...

Sorry Sue, I cannot choose a favourite. They are both just wonderful and I would be thrilled to receive either of them. Thank you for a wonderful double day. Have a good weekend.xxx

Jan Sayer said...

Both cards are lovely. Piles of handcrafted cards sitting waiting to be written!
Jan
Northampton

CraftyCoffey said...

Two great cards today-love the background on the first one but my favourite is the second card.

Michele

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two fabulous cards. Impossible to choose a favourite, they are both gorgeous in different ways.
B xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! Both cards are stunning! I haven’t got favourite I love them both.
Hugs x
Heather T

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. I am so sorry for being absent yesterday...... hospital appointments.
Well what a dilemma this morning. They are are both beautiful cards today Sue I love them both...... but I think I am going with the traditional red one. I love the pixie powder background.... and you can be sure that I will have those snowflake border and corner dies for next year. They look brilliant. Thankyou Sue for your never ending enthusiasm and commitment to the blog and your ever loyal Wilsonettes. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two fantastic cards again, loving them both for different reasons. Love the colour of the background of the first card - have just started to play with pixie powders, but haven't got these colours yet. Thank you for more wonderful ideas.
YvonneMayxx

gwen70 said...

WOW WOW WOW wonderful cards

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I saw the first one and thought wow I love it,then scrolled down and saw the robins now I can't choose. Which is good because I don't batch make so you are giving me plenty of ideas.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Two beautiful cards . love Jean Z xx

karenlotty said...

Two absolutely beautiful cards My favourite is the second one Less fussy somehow more charming I think

Suemac said...

Two beautiful cards

Anonymous said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love them. Hugs MERRY BERRY 2 xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
I’m Truly Sorry For Not Commenting For Last Few Days
Unfortunately I’ve Not Been Very Well.
Today’s Cards Are Just Phenomenal I Like Others Love
Fridays Double So Thank You For Sharing
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Double Christmas cards today & I love both of them.Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Two beautiful cards this morning, it would be very difficult to choose a favourite!
Lesley S x







Tressa said...

Two beautiful cards. No favourites as I like the pixie-powdered opulence of the first and the simplicity of the second.

Teresa

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two gorgeous cards, love the robins.
Lydia
X

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeousssssss card and the first card has a fantastic background Sue
Gr Karin

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

the first card is my absolutely favourite.
The second one is beautiful as well. But I think the background is of the first card makes the difference.

Rolf xxx

ursula said...

Two very different cards Sue, but both lovely. No.1 definitely my favourite, I just love that pixie powder and those beautiful die cuts, a definite remake for me...thank you so much for sharing with us....luv Ursula xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Both really lovely cards, with the first one edging into a favourite.
Doreen R

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, I just love Friday double days. Both of these cards are lovely. I'm hoping to get some Pixie powders in my Christmas stocking (fingers crossed). Your backgrounds always look beautiful when you use them. Well, it's back to writing the last of my cards. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs xx Pauline

CraftyJo said...

That first one really sings to me :)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I'm with Crafty Jo, the first one is my favourite - the background (fab) and the dies used.

But followed closely by the robins, such a lovely card.

Hugs, Rose

Scottydog said...

Two beautiful cards today. I wouldn’t be able to choose a favourite as pixies always do it for me. However I also love your robins, so it would be a difficult choice! Thank you Sue for brightening up such a dreary day.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for another great Friday double day, both cards are superb. Christmas cards all finished and posted otherwise I’d be tempted to buy those lovely robins

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

BenteS said...

Gorgeous cards both of them, but my favourite is the first one; just love those dies you have used and the bright background :))

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good afternoon Sue and all.
This is the last day of my Daughters holiday and she and her spouse have gone out visiting. Tomorrow morning they leave for Wisconsin and I will miss them so much.
Your Friday double day cards are both wonderful and like many others I couldn't possibly choose a favourite.
Thank you so much for the inspiration you give to all of us.
Love to all.
Marie P.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your red and white winter card is exciting and bright. Loving those pixie powder backgrounds you do. I'm unsure of my liking the "Let it Snow" greeting today. We are expecting 1 -2 feet of that frozen white stuff. The Natalie die on this card looks like a lit neon sign warning me of the predicted snow to come. Oh well, I do live in the mountains. I love this gorgeous 3D Opulent Frame embossing folder. Only wished it was a tad smaller for my 5 x 7 cards. I like how you designed your Christmas Robins with a deboss.

jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, two really gorgeous cards, love them both! Love Jean xxx

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Two absolutely stunning cards today, the red and white card a real showstopper and the robin card is gorgeous too, I love robins.
Cheers
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh Sue both of those cards are stunning and so different to each other. Thank you for all the Christmas inspiration. I for one really need it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lisbeth said...

Ooo Sue. These are both such beautiful cards although I would have to say that I particularly like the red and white one. I am really into red and white this Christmas and I wish I would have seen this before making all my cards this year.

Lisbeth

sued99 said...

Lovely, lovely cards x

CCM said...

Two lovely cards, double inspiration.Thank you.
Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love them both.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

scrAPpamondo said...

Two wonderful cards!!! Love the pixied background and how your dies work together in the first card!!
The wreath and the robins are just delightful!!!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two lovely cards, but I absolutely adore the second one.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Betty McAlister said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards Sue. Love them both but the second with the robins just makes it into first place xx

Viki Banaszak said...

What beautiful cards! I especially like the first card with the gorgeous background you created.

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

Wow the cards are stunning I love the background on the first and the embossing folder is absolutely gorgeous, really lovely cards sue really pretty,

Di Di from broadstairs Kent

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous Christmas cards. The first is so pretty and eye catching so has to be my favourite.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I can't believe that I missed leaving a comment yesterday as Friday Christmas Double Days are my favourite day of the week. Both of these cards are gorgeous and I will take inspiration from them both (still a few cards to make before I am finished) and just like Pauline I am hoping some Pixies will be delivered by Santa :-). Off now to watch today's video and I won't forget to leave a comment this time, promise.

Frances

stitchingranny said...

Two stunning cards and for once I really cannot choose between them. I love the Robins, a must have when making Christmas cards and have lots of Robin stamps but alas no dies YET! The red card is just so pretty and special looking the background colour really making it pop. I also love the embossing folder on your second card, something I haven't spotted before but it just another must have after Christmas. Unless of course Santa brings it - I can always hope. xx

Hugs Helen xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I had trouble with Internet yesterday do I've only just been able to view your Christmas double day cards Wow they ate both lovely It's difficult to choose a favourite as they are so different The first card is fabulous I love the Natalie die & the Robins are adorable

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, two really lovely cards, love the simplicity of the 2nd one. Bx

Donita Naylor said...

Both of these I am immediately adopting!

Donita

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
Another 2 great Xmas card always like ur robin cards gorgeous
OWLISH Xx

DeCor said...

A bit late but love these cards thanks Sue