Friday, 6 December 2013

Double Christmas Day

 Hi bloggers!  Friday has come around again (oh so quickly!), but that means two offerings for you today.  This first card was also the first demo that I did on the Christmas shows in October.   It has loads of great techniques that will work well with other cards, not just Christmas cards.  I started by embossing a piece of milk card with the Holiday Magic  embossibility folder.  That provided texture for one side of the card.  For the other side, I used a piece of decorative paper but added a bit more to it by stamping some swirls and gold embossing them.  I then covered the piece with a self adhesive sticky sheet and covered it with micro beads to add texture to that side.  Using the new double sided green satin ribbon, I plaited it and tucked the ends underneath.  You need to add enough mounting foam to account for that depth.  I have a tutorial for the ribbon plaiting at the top of my blog if you would like to see it.  Next I stamped the Poinsettia bauble on soft gold card using a clear perfect medium pad.  I heat embossed it with gold detail  powder.  I did the same with the Swirly bauble.  I cut them both out with the matching Heirloom Ornament dies (2010 and 2011).  I mounted them on foam and added some thin gold cord so they looked like they were suspended.  I stamped the poinsettia portion of the stamp, coloured it and cut it out and mounted it on the ornament.  Using the red and green felt from the Holiday pack, I cut a poinsettia out and assembled it by gluing the layers together offset.  I added this as an embellishment to the ribbon.  I stamped a sentiment and cut it into a strip with a forked end and tucked the ends under my flower.  A final double milk coloured pierced mat completed this card.  Finished dimensions are 8" x 8 1/4" in size.  Just scroll down to see the second offering for today.

 Today's second offering is a silver and cream mixture of Heartfelt Creations and Justrite stamps.  I started by stamping the Festive Poinsettia all over the background of a piece of silver card.  I used a Clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed with Silver Shine embossing powder for a tone on tone look.  I don't think you can ever go wrong that way, it adds interest but doesn't overpower.  Next I stamped The SunKissed Poinsettia stamp by Heartfelt Creations.  I  stamped it on milk card and silver embossed it as well.  I cut it out with the matching die and formed the flowers by offsetting and gluing them together after using a stylus to give the petals some form.  I added a flatback pearl to the centres.  I stamped my sentiment (Heartfelt) and cut it out with a simple oval die.  I cut a larger silver oval to use as a mat.  I arranged the flowers around the oval top and bottom and added a chalk coloured messy bow tied from seam binding.  A bit of metallic Bakers twine was added it as well.  I finished the card with a double milk mat with a pierced inner layer and a pearl swirl and some flatback pearls as embellishments.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8" in size.  I hope you have a great weekend to look forward to.  Don't forget to check back on Saturday for the winner of the card giveaway!  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

2 Absolutely stunning cards but No 1 just has tghe edge for me - love that ribbon technique

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue,
I like both cards and one day I am going to get the hang of that braiding technique. My favorite is the second card, thanks for sharing both. Live the crafty clips and I think two each week is perfect. Happy weekend

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you both cards are beautiful the second one with a different setiment for a sympathy card have a good weekend take care Kitty

Jan.moogie said...

Two gorgeous cards today Sue,one very elegant and the other very traditional. Hard to have a favourite but must admit I adore the braiding technique. x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love both of these, it's very hard to pick a favourite. On no. 1 the holly paper with microbeads just pops so much and on no.2 the silver backing poinsettias are beautiful. Hope you have a great weekend. Take care.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, I cannot pick between the two cards today. They are both gorgeous and different to each other. I have finally cracked the braiding and it is fab when its finished.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Marion Bull said...

Two super cards again. I love the first one and can see lots of uses for the techniques but I adore the second one. I have never been bold enough to use that colour combo but it i so striking. Thank you Sue
Marion B xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
I remember the demo you did and I loved the ribbon technique. Both cards are beautiful, but perhaps the first one just edges ahead!
Best wishes
Anne O

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, both cards are stunning, love the ribbon on the first and the classic colours, but my favourite is the 2nd one. My Christmas card list seems never ending, but these would be perfect for special cards. Bx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, just beautiful, I love the ribbon on the first card but overall the second card hits all the spots. Thank you for sharing. Lol lynne m x x x
Ps hope all "wilsonettes" were safe overnight as the storm hit everywhere.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, Oh my goodness two amazing cards but if I had to choose the first one is my favorite.
we are so lucky to have a "FAIRY CRAFT-MOTHER" its like magic the way you just keep surprising us.
Well off to face the cold and traffic, and tonight to see Andre Rieu to will have to make cards tomorrow. Have a lovely day everyone and keep the craft magic.
Cameeli xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love both cards and couldn't choose, I don't have a favourite. Since I first saw the way to weave the ribbon I use the technique for a number of projects. I like the tone on tone stamping you've used on the second card, it always looks classy. I also like the gold stamping on patterned paper. I am in York (surprise birthday present) so I'm busy sight seeing this weekend.
Hugs x
Heather T

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Both cards are stunning I like the first one a little more thank you for sharing your talent with us Tracy w x

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, 2 lovely cards today, both cards have great technique and the colours are just perfect. Sally x

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards and once again, just can't choose between them..I do love the plaited ribbon. I have been trying to perfect from when I first got your video a few years back, but mine never look as neat. I'll get there one day! Carole Z X

Rachel Taylor said...

These 2 are just lovely ! I love the ribbon in the first one ,and the micro beads .hope you have a nice weekend too.
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two stunning cards today, I love them both, but if I had to chose a favourite it would be No. 1 and I really love that holly paper.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

JAO said...

Two fab cards Sue.

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's cards are both gorgeous. I still haven't perfected the plated ribbon technique dispute having been shown by you at Ally Pally I must sit down sometime and have a good try. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Nananne said...

Two beautiful Christmas Cards! Both very different from each other, love them.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - Like v. much No. 1 but No. 2 has the edge for me - just! Got a couple of special Ccards left to do- been playing decorating a 3D birdhouse lately which I've never done before and I am really enjoying it. I 'lost' a clear stamp yday I wanted to use- spent a hour or so cursing at my own stupity for misplacing it and turning my desk etc.. about trying to find it. It turned out it had stuck itself to some packaging of another stamp which I decided not to use and put away - so all was well in the end - It drives me mad when I misplace something - (thankfully that's not very often)everything has a place n all that - but sometimes inate objects seem to think otherwise.
Clare W

Evelyn said...

Love these cards and apart from the ribbon I think I have all required to make them. I don't know how you get the time to do the blog every day. Will you be taking a day off on Christmas day? Got to go to work but can't wait to get home and start on the cards. Love from Ireland. Evelyn

Anonymous said...

Oh my, Sue, two fab cards today! Love the holly paper with the extra gold swirls and microbeads - not yet tried to plait ribbon but may give it a whirl. But just by a whisker prefer the second card - so elegant.

'P' in Wales

Unknown said...

Morning Sue two great cards ive love them. I will hsve to try and the ribbon techneque. I love the colours you have used. Take care Sue xxx


Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love both designs and my favourite is the poinsettia die I have used them on most of my Christmas cards this year.
Going to finish my cards today as the center of Hull flooded last night so no Christmas shopping today.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, two stunning cards and cannot choose between them. Must give the plait ago sometime. Have a great weekend.

Love June

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Two amazing cards today, I have finished my cards this week but its great to see Christmas.
Amanda x

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Morning Sue,

Only one word...Stunning!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

WON-DER-FUL!! Thanks Sue. Mabex

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
WOW. Two stunning cards, they are both equally gorgeous . I love the ribbon technique it looks so opulent. Can't choose a favourite , I love them both. Happy weekend everyone.
Love Jan x x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Two amazing cards today, if I was forced to choose I think it would be the second one, but they are both beautiful in their own right. Have a happy weekend, love to your Mom, enjoy the rest of your time there.

Love Rosemarie xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue both beautiful cards and techniques can be used for different occasions and colours. Hope all is well with everybody today after yesterday's high winds, gosh a bit wild at times in Manchester. Have a good weekend x

Annie said...

Double divine, Sue! Simply gorgeous. The traditional colours in the first card with the gorgeous ribbon ticks all my boxes and then some - on the other hand, that simply lovely silver and cream with poinsettias... How can one choose! Happy Friday and a lovely weekend Hugs Annie x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a 'poser' you have set me this morning - today's gifts are both so beautiful and although I have now finished making all my here I am wishing that I had just a couple more to make!!!!!
I would have great difficulty if I had to choose one gift today.
I really must get some of the two sided ribbon - although I would have great difficulty using it as it is so gorgeous. Thank you for all your inspiration this week.
Janet x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Ohhhhh. WOW. What fabulous cards. Have had a couple of goes trying to do the plait but ended in disaster - really must try harder because it is gorgeous. As you can tell I love both cards.

Have a fab weekend everyone and good luck tomorrow.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Both cards Are lovely Sue X
Happy Crafting

Victoria said...

Two STUNNERS today. I well remember the first one, it's so pretty with its vintage feel. The second one has all my favourite elements and the colour scheme is calm and elegant. Thank you Sue.

Anonymous said...

Morning Wilsonettes, and of course Sue. What a great name Fairy Craft Mother - love it : )

And I love 2 fer Friday's too, although it just adds more confusion to an already confused brain cell ! Every day I gaze in wonder at the W.O.W. cards you have for us Sue (Wonder Of Wilson) and wish I could part replicate just one of them, and as soon as I think I'll try one, out pop's more, so the process of chuntering away to myself starts over ! All I have to work with is the Christmas celebration embossing folder which I love, the swirl and star side is my favourite side, but no SB C/mas dies, so you can see what I mean about total confusion right ?!! : )

I love the 2nd card, it's a 'me' card, I love using either just one colour throughout or using a hint of a second colour to give the 'pop' effect. I sat all day trying to design my 'specials' but my brain cell was so empty I decided to look back at all the C. Cards from last year to try and kick start my own mojo (not really into C this year) !
All the inspiration in the world is there for me, unfortunatly the ingrediants are not ! But I love you Sue for being there for me and us, your Wilsonettes.

Hope you are all safe this morning, and Im sending everyone love n hugs this Friday.

Lancashire Steph xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Love both cards. They are equally as gorgeous.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Time indeed has very large wings and just speeds by.... did I say I was winning? Well, I take it all back!
Today's cards are both beautiful, both very different but I couldn't pick a favourite between them. I love your ribbon plait but have to have a few quiet moments to really get my brain round it. Keep reading but doesn't sink in really.
Have a great weekend
Hugs, Rose

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning cards, love them both.
Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I love both of these Christmas cards so different but wonderful! I love the colours of both cards as well. Take care Michelle xxx

Marleine said...

Hi Sue,

Great cards. X

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but Im here again ! Just scrolled up to card number 1 and I think I can work round that one, that's the folder I have, I have micro beads and some lovely subtle C paper I can use, then all I have to do is improvise the rest ! I hope Sue that that hss proven a point, that thanks to YOU and your blog, some of us may not be lucky enough to own all the dies, stamps and embossing folders SB/CE/JR and Coutoure (spelling) !!!! : ( give us, but you help kick start our love of craft when nothing else can. Thanks Sue xx

Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue 2 great cards today thank you
Denise Hancock X

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two gorgeous gorgeous cards today lovin them both.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Marion said...

Hi sue what classy looking cards,love both of them and would be thrilled if someone sent me one like them.
Marion H

Wacki Macky said...

O h I do love this card Sue and as I've just purchased the bable set I must give it a try.

The colours, textures and shapes go so well together.

I've nearly finished my Christmas cards for this year but I'll definately have to try this one out to send to a special friend.

The Star Trek Club ones will be delivered at the party tonight so I hope they like them this year.

The ribbon work may be a challenge so I'll have to look at your video if I can find it.

Thank you for sharing this card with us.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl.

TOB said...

I Love both of these cards. Your plaited ribbon is beautiful, flowers gorgeous. Wish my cards would look as good as these. hugs x

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards, both of which look superb. I love the ribbon on card 1, and the tone on tone on card 2.
Thank you for all you do, and looking forward to seeing you back on C & C very soon.
X Ros

hazel young said...

Gorgeous cards Sue love them both but the top on is my favourite xx hazel

karenlotty said...

I agree wiv Lanc Steph I live your blog & visit it nearly every day I don't own many dies But ur inspiration gives me a kickstart & I can improvise some of the time

Aspiring crafter said...

Thank you Sue for 2 beautiful cards-I absolutely love the first one and both cards inspire me to try new layouts and techniques.
Have a great day x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
They are both beautiful cards, love them both
Audrey x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Wow we are truly blessed to receive the two card from you today, they are absolutely stunningly beautiful. The micro bead background is lovely - must try out the ribbon braid today
Carol x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I like both cards... but I love the Ribbon, and I must try it when I get hold of the ribbon with the edge...I think that makes the difference!
Have a nice few days in the States Sue, before you come back to us, we miss seeing you on tele!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue. Such different cards but both stunning.
Love Val x

nattyboots said...

Hi sue

Thanks for two beautiful Christmas cards ,I love them both but the second one just sneaks 1st place for me .

Take care
Elaine H X

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two glorious cards
but number 2 is absolutely gorgeous
will definately be trying to reproduce
this one.
Nancyd xx

gwen70 said...

2 stunning cards Sue. I have both these sets of dies and stamps so will be having a play this afternoon. Still can't get my head round the beautiful ribbon technique

Eemeli said...

Two very lovely card today. I thing I like the second one more because of the harmonal and elegant look. The first one has a lot of nice details and I am sure they work well alone but once everything is put together the overall looks a bit messy to my taste.


Pinky said...

Thanks for the continuing inspiration. I particularly like the first one and made a wreath out of the ribbon plait after seeing the demo in October. Hadn'nt got the same ribbon so I improvised and after seeing it again yours is much nicer!! What a surprise! Vicki x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Two gorgeous cards, love both of them, I love the traditional colours on the first one, but I equally love the stamping and embossing on the second. I think if I had to choose the second may just sway it.
Have a good day.

kimberley said...

Not so sure the first one is my taste although it wouldn't do if we all liked the same things but i do love the second card very much,take care,x.

Unknown said...

Two beautiful cards today.Number 1 has the edge for me love the braided ribbon.

jessie said...


Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue,
Oh a very hard call again today to make and i don't think i'm going to try. I loveeeeee the new green ribbon, its pretty ribbon. I also love the poinsettia stamps,dies and the beautiful felt poinsettia flower as it has a richness about it done in the red felt. The bottom card is the posh one that i would send out to my daughters mother in law. The top one is the one that i would give to my mum, as with eyesight not always good, she could really see this one with her hands(blind people will know what i mean). So all in all too crackers that would be well received.
Have a lovely weekend everyone,
Love and crafty hugs

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards today, I am finding it hard to choose, love both of them equally. Love the braided ribbon effect but not tried it yet. Have a great week-end everyone, take care, Jess xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Both of these cards are gorgeous in their own way. I have made oodles of felt poinsettias this year. The felt you sourced is fabulous for die cutting. I've put them on cards, bags, boxes, ornaments and even on presents! Thank you for sharing.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Two very beautiful cards today . The second card is gorgeous but for me the winner has to be the first one. I loved it when I saw you demo it on C& C and my opinion hasn't changed. Love the traditional colours. I am using the poinsettia bauble stamp on some of my Xmas cards at the moment and have been painting them with mica powders which look lovely but I might just copy your idea and just colour in the poinsettia itself - so much quicker!! Thanks Sue for your generosity and inspiration.

hotpotato said...

gorgeous cards, my favourite is the first one which I saw on your Oct show.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh I do love a '2 fer' and they are both stunning cards but I have to say if I have to pick a favourite it would be the second one. Only because of the colours which makes it feel more contempary. Many thanks for all the hard work you put into your blog and share with us and not forgetting your kindness.

Love Sheila xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, both cards are lovely, but I think the bauble one is my favourite. I only get on to see your cards sometimes as my computer is playing up big time at the moment, but I always scroll back through to see the ones I've missed. They are all beautiful.

nannapat said...

Terrific twosome Sue. I remember seeing you demo the first one, it's really stunning and the second one is elegant. Pat x

darcydaydream said...

Two stunning cards. I would usually go for the second one but I think I actually prefer the first but both are gorgeous. Have a great weekend.
Love from Christine in Darcy....xx

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous cards, the second one is my favourite today I think.

Clare x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Another two fantastic cards. I think the first one is more me, hee hee. I'm going to have a go at them both but they will be slightly different as I don't have all the same dies and embossing folders, which isn't a bad thing as it just gets my creative juices going a bit more and experiments galore will occur.
Alison B. x

Sonia Jones said...

Love both these cards but i think the second one is my favourite. Hugs Sonia x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards today as always, I love the ribbon technique will have to have a go love Jean Z xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
WOW two stunning cards but I must say the second one is my fav I really like everything about it I may have a bash though at the ribbon technique still making my Christmas cards only a few more to do but I am going to have a peak at some more of your passed cards you have made I have lost my mojo a bit ;0( ..
hugs sarah xx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
Yet again both stunning cards absolutely beautiful love the holly paper and the ribbon on no.1, and I have some almost the same. No.2 has an almost regal look to it, so crisp looking, difficult to choose!
Margaret corgi owner

Gail said...

Two stunners and luv them both xx Gail T xx

Lacelady said...

Both cards are beautiful - Love the techniques, love it when you use dies I already have too.

hollyberry said...

Two cards that are absolutely gorgeous.Can't choose a favourite.

Crafty Nanna said...

ooh, two stunning cards Sue

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. I love both of them.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, missed Wednesday and Thursday as was away for a few days, love today's two fer can't choose between them as they are both stunning .will be trying them both.thanks Sue
Jean D

magpie said...

Ooooo now card number 1 with the gorgeous reds/greens/cream...also love the number 2 in silver/cream. It goes together beautifully. Love the dies and the stamp of holly on the number 1 card... Okay, I love number 1 a tad more! It's fantastic to have a Two-fer! How lucky are we?! Thank you Sue for spoiling us. Have a wonderful weekend and good luck to everyone on the Wednesday draw xx Love Karen xx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards today and both equally stunning. Hope you are keeping well and having a great time. Can't be much longer before you are arranging to come back. Kind regards Joanne K x

Micky French said...

Love both the cards today, I will have to try at the braiding as I have never done it before. Thanks for sharing Sue. I can't wait to see if I am the lucky of the card this week xxxxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Two gorgeous Christmas cards today Sue !! I absolutely love them both equally so I will not be choosing a favourite. The first one I love because of the many different techniques and traditional Christmas colours you have used. (I love the traditional christmas colours.) The second one I love for the design layout and I love the tone on tone embossing. My favourite poinsettia however has to be this spellbinders one in felt. Just fab !! A big thank you Sue for all your hard work again on our behalf. It is a shame but I think most people do not realise the amount of work that goes in to making the cards that we make. Then when it comes to Christmas it is an awful lot of work making so many cards as every one wants a handmade one !!
Enjoy your remaining time with your Mum and family Sue. The real wintery weather has arrived here now. I hope to see you on the tv soon. Happy Crafting every one. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Tina said...

Hi Sue

2 stunning cards today, I love the 1st one because it's a very full on Christmas card and the 2nd one because it's a delicate card. I am determined to master the ribbon plait it's so impressive.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Lancashire Steph
If you go to card making there is a tutorial to show you how to cut out your Christmas baubles, I hope you don't mind me suggesting this, I thought it might help if you don't have the dies.
Regards Tina

CraftyJo said...

Two truly beautiful cards - anyone would be thrilled to get one of these through their letterbox :)

sharon said...

Good afternoon Sue
Both cards are beautiful but I think I prefer the silver one.
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, What a wonderful treat, a 2fer, both cards are gorgeous, I love the traditional colours of the first card and the holly paper makes it pop, those baubles are beautiful. The ribbon braid is soooo luxurious, still have to try that technique. The second card is stunning, love the tone on tone embossing. Love both cards equally. Thank you for all your hard work, which is much appreciated by us Wilsonettes.
Have a lovely weekend with your Mum.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Two stunning cards for this cold Friday I love them both & can't choose between them
I love all the textures & techniques & colours of the first one & love what you have done with paper panel I LOVE micro beads.& the new green ribbon gorgeous .
I love the design of the seconded one the poinsettia is lovely & l love the tone on tone & the silver colours
Thank you Sue for sharing both cards.
Hope you are enjoying your time with your mom & family
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Howdy said...

Both are just delightful. Thanks, sue.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sue 2 stunning cards today. I think both will be in my file of Sue Wilson ideas!
ValC xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Love both cards. I watched you demo the ribbon technique, but still struggle. I love the tone on tone on the second card, So although I love both cards, the second one just pips the first.

Ita said...

WOW Wow 2 fantastic cards,the second one is my favourite

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Could not possibly pick a favorite!! Both far to gorgeous. That ribbon twist is stunning. Will have to try this. Have a great week end. Hugs. Jan. xx

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

Yippee! it's 2fer day and they are both just absolutely stunning. Thanks once again for your amazing inspiration and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A. said...

Both fab cards, but the silver and cream does it for me!! Thanks for sharing. Susan

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love both cards, the second could easily be for other occassions i.e. anniversary.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Unknown said...

Two very different offerings for us today Sue, both gorgeous, but that always goes without saying, loving the colours on the first, and the subtleness of the second

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
I'm really late today, been having Internet problems, that all seems to be resolved now - fingers crossed.
I really cannot choose between these cards today because they are equally really really beautiful. The Christmas one I love because it has everything I love about Christmas, Poinsettias, Baubles, beautiful paper and embossing. And the second one is just so so gorgeous, very classy. I could go on and on and on - thank you forgiving us two gorgeous cards today, you really do spoil us.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Jane said...

love them both, my favourite one is the silver one.

Jane xx

Janice K said...

Two stunning cards, I find it hard to decide which I prefer the most.x

utilitygirl said...

2 very different but equally fantastic cards Sue. Love them

Shazza said...

beautiful cards, the silver is my favourite x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Two Absolutely Stunning Christmas cards. I cant chose a favourite as they are both stunning. A lot of hard work has went into making these cards.I have been busy making Christmas cards with the Poinsettia dies and stamps set along with other dies.It has been snowing hard today and has out me in the Christmas spirit to make Christmas cards
Take care Sue
Hazel Gx

Craftysusan said...

Both cards are lovely Sue and I love the ribbon on the first card. I bought the ribbon some time ago but haven't got round to trying this technique yet ( thank goodness I recorded your demo when you showed us on the telly).

Beryl said...

Hi Sue, I like both cards but if I had to choose it would be the second one.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards again today! The others have said it all really. I really love the poinsettia dies and stamps. Remember the snowflakes I promised not to talk about again? Well I now have a collection of poinsettia bits! Tree trimming etc. took over but back to crafting later!
Have a lovely weekend everyone, trust nobody has problems with floodi water.
Love Myra

Jill Liddle said...

Two very different cards today, but they are both stunning.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Two stunners today! Number two had to be my favourite though. Have a good weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Love the both, but first loks like a lot of techniques, I do prefer simple and quick but may try it. Second I love it the colours and looks simpler.


Unknown said...

Hi sue, awwww man why do u give us two amazing cards to try choose from so unfair u bad lady!! Lol. Loving the first one more but I really like the simplicity of the silver one. The braiding looks great ill need to give it a go. Anyways I'm off this weekend and loadsa Xmas cards to get finished.
Love to all

Tracy from killie xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards but oh I do love the second one with the beautiful embossed poinsettia background. Thank you so much for sharing
Best wishes, Pat

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, two so different cards, traditional colours and more modern but the more modern silver one is my favourite, love from Jackie D

cmu said...

Both great cards. Love the festive colours of the first one. xx

SusanLotus said...

These are both absolutely gorgeous!

Have a nice weekend!

Laura O said...

two fantastic cards Sue,the silver one is so striking .Laura O

Maggie said...

Thank you Sue for these two lovely, elegant and contrasting cards. Think the silver one has to come out tops as it's just so delightful. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

cats said...

They are both lovely, but, I have to say the first one is the one for me :) Christine x

TDQ Karen said...

Love both cards equally I think in different ways, the first quite traditional and the second more modern, great ideas as always, such an inspiration xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Both gorgeous and fab embossing and texture

nutcake said...

Gorgeous cards, so different with the colourways! Very hard to choose a favourite but perhaps no 1 has the slight edge as I love the rich colours. However, both stunning!!


Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
I so love Friday's Two Cards what more fantastic Cards, I love both of the Cards in there own way, the first I love the Ribbon Plaits and the fabulous Felt Flower, and the Baubles.
The Second the Silver I love the Background where you have used your Poinsettia Stamp with your Perfect Medium then added the Silver Embossing Powder stunning both Cards thank you Sue for sharing and giving us tips and inspiration one day to make a card like yours!!!!!
Love from Sam x

Karen Drew said...

Two stunning cards today. The ribbon on the first card is amazing
Karen xx

Vie Carter said...

Good evening Sue

could not decide which was my fav as I love them both

Both are stunning


Sandy H said...

Two stunning cards to cheer up a miserable Friday. Wow.

Maryann Laursen said...

Both are sooooooooooooooo gorgeous here too Sue. You just never disappoint us here.

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aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue,
I love them's so different yet both very classy!!! My hubby and I love both of your cards...thank you for all your hard work. God bless you always
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

Barbara said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue but my favourite is the metallic silver.

Unknown said...

Two very lovely and different cards, I have to say the first is my favourite - but I am biased as I have the dies and I haven't used them yet - I've got to get my xmas cards started - I've been making them for others up till now - Gotta get a move on and use my lovely heirloom ornaments!

Diane from Glasgow xx