Friday, 3 October 2014

It's A Friday Double Day

Hi bloggers!  It's Friday so that means another double dose of the Christmas spirit.  You have had a quick look at this first card during the Festive Die launch, but here it is in more detail and with written instructions.  I started with a square of Rich Red card and used my score board to create a lined edge for it.  I scored from corner to corner first, then added straight score lines coming out from the corners away from the initial score diagonals.  I just love the way it frames this Noel die.  I cut the Framed Noel in black card first, using the outside cutting edge with it.  Then I cut it again in white, but this time, I used my paper cutter to cut away the area outside of the actual NOEL letters in the centre.  I matted the larger black die cut with white card and the smaller noel die with red.  I added some mounting foam to both pieces and attached them together in the centre of my scored background.  Using the Filigree Poinsettia die, I cut several out of black card.  I used the matching Classic Poinsettia and cut the same sized dies in red and then married them up together to create my Poinsettias for the corner of the card.  I added flatback white pearls to the centre and attached them to the corner of the Framed Noel.  I completed the card with a pierced white mat, then a thin black and red mat and a final white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  6 1/2" in size.  Scroll down to see offering number two.

On the other side of the colour spectrum is my Let It Snow card!  On a piece of coconut white card, I used the Justrite Snow Days background stamp.  I used a Cobalt Archival ink pad to stamp it.  I covered the entire piece with a self adhesive sticky sheet.  I peeled off the backing and in the centre of the card, I placed a Let It Snow die cut (out of Cobalt Blue card).  I used the waxy side of the backing paper to rub over the die cut to make sure it was securely attached.  I covered the entire piece with Iced Snow (because I never use that product, do I!  LOL)  I matted it with a thin Cobalt blue mat.  On a larger piece of coconut white card, I cut a California Collection border and glued it to the left side of the card for a white on white look.  I added some mounting foam to the Let It Snow die cut piece and added it to the larger white background.  I stamped the Snowflake bow pieces on to white card with the Cobalt Blue Archival and cut them out using a template (which is nothing more than the bow aperture piece) and the Classic Bow die.  I assembled the bow and glued it to the left side of the card.  I completed the card by adding a white pierced mat layer, a thin cobalt blue mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  I hope you have enjoyed the double day offerings!  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

'Hello Sue and everyone, beautiful cards today, lovely blue colour on no.2
Cheryl, good luck for today, thinking of you.
Dianne good news on moon boot, good luck with physio, my physio has broken her ankle and is also wearing a moon boot,
Norah, some men can be so uncaring but your lovely Rory has you looking after him, loving him and he will be the better for that.
Mrs B, hope you are starting to feel a little better, take care.
Anna and hubby many congratulations on your anniversary.
My best wishes and hugs to all, especially little Sarah, Leo and Skylar and anyone I may have missed.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue and all the crafty crew!!
WOW both are stunning and I bought both these dies at ally pally so will be trying them out sometime over the weekend!!
Great video yesterday
Get ready its the weekend hope everyone can have a happy one!!!
Cameeli xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two stunners absolutely gorgeous but
the let it snow is my favourite I love
that die I have used it on a lot of
my cards I have made.
Nancyd xx

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
what I especially like about these two dies and the cards is how they can be used for male cards too, if you adapt the colours.
The bow could be a Christmas bow tie! the red, black and white is striking. x

Breezes said...

Love them both but Let It Snow is my favourite - gorgeous fresh colours and lovely sparkle ! Christmas is getting closer !

Hugs, Rose xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, a double helping of WOW today and I so love both of them, I can't wait to try them, I have both the dies but not the stamps you have used but I have some similar, I am going to cut some out this morning.............

Have a great Friday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy hugs June Smith xxx said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you I love both cards equally. Like you I am a Gemini so we are the twins sign we see both sides bold and gentle. I was hoping to get to Rushden tomorrow, but my new Grandson decided to arrive two weeks early. I hope to see you next time. Take care all Kitty.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Two stunning christmas cards love the second one a little more thankyou tracyw x

Eemeli said...

Fabulous double! They both look great (and are just perfect for Christmas)
but I think I have to say that icy blue is my favorite one. Love all the shine
and sparkle.

Hugs from Finland,

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely cards today Sue and my favourite is the let it snow, gorgeous card and colours. Have a great day xx

JAO said...

Two fab cards today.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
Both cards look amazing today. I really like the let it snow card.
Thank you for even more inspiration.
Barry & Jay xx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue
STUNNING!! When I saw the red Noel I thought that was beautiful but scrolling down to the Let It Snow - WOW!!
Thank you.
Sheila x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Thank you for the video yesterday it was very informative. Todays cards are beautiful. Loving both of them but for different reasons. The first is very traditonal but the second is a very clean and sparkly card but non the less i will try both of them. A big thank you for our double day fridays. You will be getting ready for another busy weekend so take care and have a safe journey.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I love your double doses. Both cards are fabulous. The scoring on the red one must have taken quite a while. It is perfect. So much inspiration, thank you. Have a really great day everyone. Bx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love both the cards, they are so different, but the Let it Snow edges in front for me - you know I can't resist the sparkle! Hope that I have chance to craft this weekend but we're still very busy with the DIY at home. At least when this room is done I'll have my very own craft room.
Thinking of you today Cheryl. Great news about Robbie Pam - also about your leg, just don't do too much too soon! Norah, Rory is a very lucky young man that you are his Mam. Happy Friday, Sue xxx

Linda Graham said...

Two beautiful cards Sue as always,love them both,Linda x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue

Two stunning cards today but have to say the second is my favourite.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love both - cant choose which I prefer as both are fab - do love a twofer! Happy Friday
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Both cards are beautiful. Lots of ideas here. Thanks Sue.

Unknown said...

Great double act Sue, both are great cards love how you have showcased the bow stamps which i think is a great addition to add extra value to the die sets


sonja_w said...

Love the double offering today, especially as they are so contrasting. The Red and black work together beautifully to give it quite a dramatic effect whilst the blue and white on the let it snow is cool and elegant. If I had to pick a favourite it would be Let it Snow. Thanks for sharing them with us x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards, love the scoring, at first I thought it was a new embossing folder you had until I read it, very effective! Love the Snow card too! Love
Jean xxx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue,
I hope my comments have no problems like yesterday, I truly Love having Two Stunning Cards to check out, I Love both equally as I always can think of someone that Oh! That Card would be suitable for them etc: I Love The Rich Red Card and the White together but I just Love The touch of Black it makes it pop! I Love Your Poinsettias Dies, they are stunning I've tried to order them but everyone seems to be out of stock, I have Spellbinders but I prefer yours.
"Wow" The Let It Snow Card is Amazing I've just received mine so the more Fabulous Cards you show using this the better The Colours are Stunning I Love The Colbalt Blue and I just Love The Background Stamp From JustRite and you've used another Favourite of mine The Iced Snow, I Love the Bow, Both Cards Are Truly Awesome. Sue Thank You For Sharing Thank You For The Inspiration I For One Truly Appreciate It and Thank you for For the Tips and Techniques and this Tremendous Blog.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs to All

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are amazing and I love them both but the let it snow just edges it for me. Off to the Cardiff craft show tomorrow, so looking forward to that. Have a great weekend everyone
Love Jan x x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue. Both the cards are very striking but if I had to choose I have to pick the blue. Thanks for sharing . Hugs Heather.x

hollyberry said...

Two lovely cards today,loving your dies as always.

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Two stunning cards Sue. Each stands rightfully on their own but lovely together.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue both of your cards are gorgeous your dies give such striking results. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful cards and thank you Sue for reminding me about scoring, it looks so effective and I have almost stopped doing it since I started usng embossing folders. Time to rethink for me xx

Unknown said...

Both cards are gorgeous ! I love the scored background of the red one ( would be wonderful to have an EF that would give this effect) and of course I love all the sparkle of the " Let it Snow" both are stunning!
Thankyou Alimecca, for your kind wishes.
Love and hugs to all xo

Kate's Cards said...

Very different cards both beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Two wonderful cards! Friday is always my favourite day awaiting for the Christmas cards....I love them both! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

lilygee said...

Both gorgeous - love that rich red for ultra Christmas warmth and the cool, frosty blue. The bow looks so sweet and much prefer the die bows to ribbon - although ribbon bows do look lovely in moderation - these are a wonderful embellishment without overpowering all the other interesting features on the card. Thanks for sharing Sue

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely card, loved the scored effect, and the sparkle on the let it snow card.
Have a good day.

Bea said...

hi Sue
Lovely pair of cards - I really like the NOEL die and have just managed to get it. Thanks for the inspiration

Pat said...

Morning Sue
Two lovely cards which I will try to copy thank you
Pat x

Aspiring crafter said...

Two super cards Sue , both lovely but the first one is my favourite!
Love that die ( on my wish list)!
Have a great day and weekend Sue ,

Maryann Laursen said...

Gorgeous cards here again Sue. I love the look of them, and especially the blue one is just right up my alley, but I also love the poinsettia in the black and red really much. It looks amazing on the red background.
Have a wonderful week-end ahead now.

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue love them both xx hazel

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love twofer days and you've given us such a treat with today's offerings. The first is bold and beautiful and the second cool and sparkly (it was a surprise to see you using iced snow lol). I actually got my Christmas craft stuff ready last night because I'm having a crafty day today.
Congratulations to Anna and hubby on your anniversary.
Hugs to all that need one x
Heather T

Glennis F said...

Another two lovely cards - fabulous ideas!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the double day offerings.
Both are equally beautiful.
Veronique L

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Two lovely cards again , I love how you emboss the with the dies, will have to start doing this technique. love Jean Z xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Did wonder where you were going with the Christmas spirit,surely not this early in the morning lol!
Both cards are beautiful, worthy of any festive mantelpiece but my favourite is the second.
As for Iced Snow, no, don't think you have mentioned it before lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sue for another two beautiful ideas for my Christmas cards!
Jimi Mac

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue. Couldn't choose between them as they are both beautiful. So love both dies.
Have a lovely day.
Love Val in Spain x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Two great cards today. I love the scoring on the Noël card, it is so effective. I tend to forget that method as we now have embossing folders for backgrounds.

Have a great weekend Sue, don't work too hard and to everyone a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

auscrafts said...

love the blue one ,not too keen on the colours of the other but like the design, will try that one in some other colours

Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards, Sue. See you tomorrow

Anne (Northampton)

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I do so love your twofer days.
Your gifts today are both beautiful and once again I'm so pleased you haven't asked us to choose as I would find it very very difficult.
I have your Noel die - it's one of the three I'm using for this year's offerings. the others are your Peace and Joy and what joy you do bring us throughout the year.

Sandra - hope you all had a really good day yesterday.
Txcowgirl - No stopping you now you have Sue's dies.They are just like magic and jump into your hands when you need inspiration.
Steph - hope you're feeling somewhat better today. Fingers cross you can have your injection.
Myra P - I knit with one needle tucked under my right arm. I too am left handed and was taught by Mum who tried to teach me the left handed way. It didn't work! Knitting is the only thing I do righthanded. I crochet; embroider and tat as well as paper crafting and do all left handed. I can't even put a key into a lock with my right hand.
Norah - So pleased that Rory has found a doctor who will talk to Rory rather than just treating him as a number and dishing out tablets. Stay strong young lady. You are the reason Rory is a wonderful young man and strong in his own right and he knows that.

Right off to do the dreaded housework as it's Friday and then see what the rest of the day brings.

To all who are in pain and not well hope tomorrow is a better day. To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue thank you for sharing two gorgeous cards today they are both stunning. I have to say the blue one is my favourite but wow Sue what patience you have to score that amazing background on the red one! Well done. Hope you have a great weekend and have fun in colemans with your fan club. Take care love Diane G xxxx

Kitty congratulations on your new grandson xxx
Norah sounds like the two Rory's get on well and this will help your Rory xxxxx
Diane M glad to hear you are making progress xxx
Cheryl big hug today xxxxxx
Mrs B and Steph hope you are feeling better today xxxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Love both the cards Sue ... I have the noel die. ... Lovely happy crafting ..x
Have a nice day....

Chris Curry said...

I love both of these cards, and though my preference for colour on Christmas cards is traditional I am drawn to the second card too. So delicate. Thank you Sue.Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love both offerings for different reasons. I suppose I better get cracking on mine especially with so much inspiration.
Regards Audrey, Wicklow, Ireland

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Two gorgeous cards, love them both.
Thank you for thinking of me. Hugs to all. Take care. x

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue to wonderful cards you have for us today.
I love the designs of th both. I have
These dies so I will be having ago
At these. Take care xx

Debs A xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, both cards are lovely, I love the colours you have used, have a fab day, crafty hugs Julie xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two tremendous cards today. Really like the Noël and this was the first of your new dies that I ordered along with the holly sprays. The red is so rich. Really like the scoring - tried this once before after seeing one of your cards and have to say it didn't turn out as well as yours! The second card is beautiful. Very " frosty" looking. Really can't choose between them.
Cheryl thinking of you today. Norah, Rory is lucky to have you. Anne and hubby ( I've remembered !) congratulations on your wedding anniversary have a wonderful day. Diane, glad that you can at least get about with your moon boot , but don't do too much. Wishing everyone a lovely day especially Pam,Norah,Steph,Myra,Tres,Wheely, Lindsey,Lynne, Maureen, Sandra, Yorkielass, Ecco and everyone else I've missed ( sorry!) love Alison xxx

Caroljsmith said...

Two beautiful cards yet again sue love them both

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning duo!!
Love the technique of scoring the frame, it looks amazing so I will have to try it. 'Let it snow' is gorgeous very Christmasy
Lorna D

Annie said...

Morning Sue and everyone!
Gorgeous cards, can't choose, they are so different and each is stunning!
Have a good weekend everyone!
Hugs Annie x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I was determined to make some Christmas cards this year but even though I have bought your Noel and Peace dies,amongst others, I haven't started yet. Perhaps these will give me the kick start I need, they are lovely. Really want your Poinsettia dies now! SueL x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely Christmas cards today
I like both equally ,thank you for the inspiration.
Elaine H X

Roz McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

Once again two very pretty cards. The red one is my favourite. Red is so Christmassy.

I hope you have an enjoyable day tomorrow at Colemans. Unfortunately I won't be working as I have a family wedding to attend. But I am hoping to be able to call in to say hello.

Love, Roz.x

SerenePolly said...

Morning Sue and everyone

What to say - beautiful! I will be attempting these over the weekend - thanks as always Sue for your wonderful and generous inspiration.

Take care


gwen70 said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, but the blue one is my fave, such a beautiful shade

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two gorgeous cards in gorgeous colours and fabulous die-cuts, stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and everyone. Lovely cards again today. Both are so beautiful. You have such an amazing talent, thank you for sharing. Have a good weekend. CaroleH xx

Unknown said...

2 lovely cards as always Theresa

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
Two lovely cards again today. You are spoiling us Sue. I love the "let it snow" one the best and as I have both dies will give them both a go.
Take care, Evis McCarthy.

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Once again you have produced two fabulous cards and I love them both. Thank you for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

Margaret A.

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & friends,
Are we allowed favourites?.....I like them both but I love the Blue and White Let it snow card, love everything about it, I don't the stamps and dies, but I will put them on my list and check to see if my "crafting Sisters" have em in their stash, we have decided we are going to Craft while we talk, as we usually talk for so long we could make all of our Christmas cards, although I missed them both terribly yesterday, I hope you are in less pain today Sue (mrs B),
Pat it sounds like Pete is getting on great with the decorating, maybe it will all be finished before we meet next week! Hugs to you both xx
Norah, I am so happy that Rory has a therapist that is patient enough to sit and talk rather than rushing straight in with a prescription, be prepared for some tearful times ahead as the process becomes very emotional as you talk about the hurtful things that have happened in the past, hopefully it will help Rory deal with those issues and lay them to rest and move on, he is lucky to have such a wonderfully caring, understanding Mum, huge hugs xxxx
Janet, housework, really? You must be mad, that is just wasted crafting time, haha, when are you going back to France? Can you squeeze me in? Xxxx
Steph, I do hope you are feeling brighter today, sounds like something is causing you to react bless you, I hope the Nurse can give you some answers so that you can be more comfortable, gentle hugs are Lancashire bound! Xx
I wish there was a central place in the country that we could use to organise a Wilsonette Retreat, so that we could all meet up, wouldn't that be amazing?!
To all my lovely friends, I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Crafty hugs to all,
Sandra xxxx

Jayne S said...

Two lovely Christmas cards, I love them both.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow wow wow two stunning cards today. I love the cards but the let it snow is my favourite. Fancy using iced snow Sue, that's a new one to add to cards. I think it's fantastic. Hugs to Pam and Robbie as glad that Rory has a good therapist that isn't rushing in with medication., talking things through really helps, he had one fantastic mum.
Hope you are feeling better today Mrs B, hope you and Chris managed yesterday, I bet it was difficult with you both out of action so to speak. Look forward to seeing you and Sandra next week. Pete is doing more sitting doing scrabble that painting Sandra. He spent a couple of hours on Skype talking to his brothers yesterday. He painted the door but didn't notice that the paint had bits in so needs to rub it all down and start again.
Hugs to all in need of one today.

Unknown said...

Good morning, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes, couldn't get the page to open last night to see yesterday's card or video, but the card looks nice.
For today's cards I prefer the 2nd blue and white offering. Although I'm always drawn to red I'm not a fan of red and black.

Will try and catch up with video and comments later, as at airport for local flight down to Port Elizabeth now.

Hugs to all, especially all who are unwell or in pain. ((( )))

Angela in sunny S. Africa. ( It's Springtime here :-) ) Xx

sued99 said...

love the double offering. The blue one is my favourite though.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue and friends, just love both these cards, I was fortunate to win the noel die in your prize draw giveaway
and it is stunning, but I also have the let it snow die and it also is stunning, so that's my Christmas cards sorted!
Take care everyone, have a good day whatever you are doing? Jess x

Unknown said...

Am following you today from Marrkech - but couldn't let the day go by without my Sue Wilson fix! Lovely cards today but the first is my favourite! Love that die! Its very hot here so just have to go and lie by the pool! Have a happy day everyone!
Marion B xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Two wonderful creations this morning both different but both very special in their own way.

Norah you are one very special lady and a very dear Mum to Rory. It can be really hard with double worries when you are a parent of Special Needs but at the same time we can get an awful lot of happiness from our Special kids. I do wish the best for you and Rory and hope the psychatrist is one huge help for him. Even though our daughter can't speak but understands alot of what you say the psychatrist that she had at one point helped alot. It would make life so much easier if Mr. M was as special as you are with Rory I have say I am very lucky in that respect and Nikki adores her Dad.
Special hugs are being sent to you and Rory and I wish you only the very best.
Hugs to every one who needs them and I do hope your days get better very soon.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two great cards but my favourite is the snow. I have this die so will be trying to replicate this card. Thank you so much for your wonderful ideas. Best wishes

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
both cards are absolutely beautiful in their own right, I couldn't pick a favourite at all. Even though I love the colours in the first one, after all, I'm a red girl and don't think I'll ever grow out of it.
Can see me at 90, sporting a red dress...
How DO you come up with all your ideas? That frame on the NOEL card is beautiful...
Thank you for your inspiration.
Have a good weekend.
Hugs, Rose

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards Sue. I recently woe the green version from you on C& C - thank you it is beautiful. I am going to frame it and display it every Christmas. I am chasing the let it Snow die next.

Crafty Regards Julie Kay xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
Both beautiful and so pretty. Off for bloods as these toxic drugs are kicking my liver to hell and back so quite unwell and could do dot to dot on my body at present with the rash I have ! Congrats to those celebrating. And thoughts go to our unwell friends.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

2 Gorgeous cards today I have to admit the 2nd one let it snow is my favourite I have that die and it is beautiful when cut lovin the little bow on the side.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Pam said...

Steph, sorry you are not well, hope the tests show how to put you right. Take care Special Lady, you fight so hard to keep going xxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the double dose of Christmas this morning both cards are stunning. I have the Noel die and using it for all my Christmas cards in silver and white.
Pam hope you've been out for a drive just to get back into the swing of things
Kitty congratulations on your new grandson
Norah hugs to you and Rory
Steph hope you're feeling a bit better today
Cheryl thinking of you
My wee Sarah is still doing well, physio twice a day, but a while yet before she gets home
Hugs and best wishes to everyone

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
2 great cards but the second one is my fav I have that die and just love it so much I cannot stop using it along with my poinsettia dies, hugs Sarah xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
I love both of these cards but my favourite is the blue and white so crisp and sparkly.
crafty hugs
Helen xxx

Susi Mortimer said...

Morning Sue and all,
Another two lovely cards today. Love the colours of the second card.
Weekend here again, so hope everyone has a good one.
Susi x

Paula said...

love that let it snow die. The icy blue color really does it justice.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue.Very hard to choose, but Let it Snow just wins. Love this colour combination. Hope you have a great week-end. Hugs. Jan. xx

Fiona in Maine said...

Good morning all. Two lovely if completely different cards. Oh for a whole day to do nothing but play with paper! Have a great weekend everyone.

hotpotato said...

lovely cards. I have these beautiful dies.

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Wow, both great in their own right. Love the contemporary look of the red and black and the traditional more gentle look of the other one.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue two beautiful cards from you today. I like the scoring you have done and I will have to give this a go. Beryl xx

Julsb said...

Two beautiful cards, have these dies so will have to give them a go.

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue - two gorgeous cards I think the second is my favourite.
Pam hope your first drive went okay and now you have some independence you will start to feel even better (terrible English - sorry). I bet Robbie is feeling on top of the world to be home with his family and faithful pooch. What an inspiration he is.
Norah Rory is lucky to have such a devoted Mum and I am glad to hear you have found a kind and caring doctor who is ready to try and help not just reach for his pen.
Happy anniversary to Anna and her hubby.
Hugs all round but especially to Pat and a brave little Sarah.
Hope everyone has a good weekend. Helen K xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two lovely Christmas cards. The first very striking in red and black. The second very soft in the blue and white.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Wow - two beautiful cards again today. I love them both and couldn't choose between them. I love the background technique on the first card and am waiting to get hold of the Let it Snow die so I can make the second card.
Thank you again for all your inspiration.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

craftynanna said...

morning sue, two beautiful cards and the colours are great, i don't have the noel die but i do have the let it snow and border strip AND ice snow, i am nearly done with my let it snow cards but you have just given me a little bit more inspiration, thank you.
good luck today cheryl,
nora your robbie sounds a special young man, you are in my thoughts,
anna and hubby congratulation on your golden wedding anniversary, we are on our 51st, we did a cruise to the northern lights it was magical,
kitty a new little grandsn, congratulation,
lancs steph hope you are better soon
thinking of little sarah and her family. regards to all love J

Anonymous said...

I have so enjoyed your creations & videos!
Thank you!

Karin Kindt

Jill Liddle said...

Both lovely cards today.

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said....

Both beautiful cards but I like the Let It Snow one in the blue a lot more. Love that pretty little bow, eye catching, and I always love the sparkle.

Marianna Hammer said...

These cards are so pretty! You really know how to get the most out of a stamp :)

Dawn Holben said...

Both beautiful cards my favourite has to be the let it snow die and the colour you have used is just perfect for this die and I always love a sparkly card especially at Christmas.

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Love them both but the second has to be my favourite.
Have a great weekend

Patricia xxx

Brenda said...

Hello Sue, WOW Two very beautiful Christmas cards - you really are spoiling us, Love both of them, couldn't choose a favourites as both are just gorgeous. Love the scoring on the red card must try this one it really looks so effective behind the die.
Thank you for your wonderful inspiration.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Norah, Sending a special Friday hug to you and Rory LOL

Rach83 said...

Two wonderful cards, Sue. I especially love the second with the sparkle and your amazing Let it Snow die. I can't wait to use this one on my Christmas cards.

Wishing everyone a fab weekend.

Rachel x

Jackie Meechan said...

Love both these cards Sue. Gorgeous.

The white with the blue is my favourite if I had to choose but they are both gorgeous.


CraftyJo said...

I have indeed enjoyed the double day offerings ;)

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue, love both cards ! Love your dies and laying techniques. Your embossing folders are marvelous. Thank you always bring a smile to my face when I see your awesome cards. Love Dorothy

Maureen Killen said...

Good afternoon Sue, and all the ladies.
Two very different cards today and I like them both. I think the Noel card is my favourite and I love how you've embossed the background.
Hope everyone is as well as they can be and good luck to those in hospital or recovering. xx

Wacki Macky said...

Fab cards today Sue, love them both and just in time for christmas card making.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love both cards, so pretty.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

vanessa said...

Hello Sue, 2 great cards, my favourite is the snow card I bought this die so that I could hopefully create some lovely Xmas cards myself (fingers crossed ) I really like the NOËL Die as we'll so I will get it when I have more money . Take care vanessa xx said...

Both cards are wonderful Sue, but the first one is so dramatic that I think it's my favourite! Have a lovely weekend, Susan x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love the second card but the first one is a bit dark for me.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
When I looked at today's gorgeous cards I actually said Wow, aloud. They are both stunning. I have the die for the first and the stamp for the second so will definitely try the first and perhaps a variation on a theme for the second!
This iced snow - is it new then!! Lol! Thank you Sue for your wonderful inspiration. Love the scoring on the first card too. Have a lovely weekend. Safe travel. x
Anne - Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. Hope you have a truly special day. xx
Cheryl - trust all goes well with you today - sending love x
Janet - a fellow left hander! I can't even stir my tea/coffee with my right hand! However Mum insisted I used my knife and fork in the conventional way. I am very glad she did.
Steph - so sorry about the nasty rash and that you are feeling so poorly. Hope you get something to help today. Sending love to you too. x
I started this at 12 35pm! Never had so many interruptions in my life.
Mrs B - hope you are a bit better today.
Love to Sarah, Leo and Skylar.
Love to all on the blog including, Pam and Robbie, Norah and Rory , Sandra, Anne, Brenda L, Sheila, Lindsay, Lynne, Lynda, Alison, June, Janet, Theresa, Diane M, Tres and Julie L.
Love Myra xx

Darlene from SK said...

Two more beautiful cards but I am more partial to blue so like that one better.

DMJ said...

Two completely different cards; my favourite is the blue one too!!!

Dpreen x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Both these are fabulous. No crafting for me today as it is my birthday and all the family are coming round tonight.
Ginnie xx

Muriel said...

Hi Sue

Both beautiful and so different, your Xmas dies are fabulous..I like the blue one best too

Muriel x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
2 really superb Christmas cards.
Love both designs, but just edging in as my fav is the 2nd one.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

SHARICA said...

Love both cards .. love the blue card bestist :)

karenlotty said...

Both cards are lovely I can't choose a favourite I just know I'm going to have to buy both dies

Barbara said...

Two lovely cards, the blue one is my favourite it just feels so wintery and cold.



Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone! Wow Sue you are making cards!Loved the video yesterday. These two are beautiful and I can not choose between them.I slowly collecting some of your dies and now waiting 'patiently'for some to arrive any day. Hope to get to meet you tomorrow as I have a question about die cutting.
Happy Anniversary to Anna & Hubby,have a lovely day. Pat-your Pete sound like a typical husband,lol sure he will get around to it later. Steph-you poor thing,really hope they can find the problem and soon make you better,gentle hugs to you. Mrs B-wish you better,hugs. Norah-read this morning of your possibly move to your mamma's house,it sound so nice to be able one day to go back home.Probably would feel strange at first but you feel your mum closer even if she's not there anymore and have a chat every day,you know what I mean? Hugs to you and Rory. Cheryl-thinking of you today. Angela w-wish it was spring here,it's getting cooler every day but seeing the leaf changing colour it is pretty. Sandra-how lovely would that be with a Wilsonette the meantime how about a "I'm a Wilsonette " Badge of some kind ?? when we go to craft exhibitions etc,we can see quickly if we belong to our lovely family.What do you think ladies ?

I babbled long enough for today so I will get back to some housework,yes I'm also one of them tihi. Take it easy all and hugs to everyone!
Hugs Maria x

Steven D said...

Hello Sue, Your cards are always so lovely - I collected all your offerings on C&C its just a shame they got the order wrong and delayed - for some reason the Noel frame was not available and then the whole collection became unavailable so a really disappointed Customer. That said the other dies in the other collections are beautiful and look forward to making some stunning creations al a Sue and Julia. Thanks for all the inspiration.

SusanP, Kent said...

I love the scoring pattern you've made and thanks for telling us how to. Both cards are lovely, although I don't associate snow with Christmas anymore - at least in the UK.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards and difficult to choose between them as they are so different. I love the red of the first but then the blue of the second calls to me. The snowflake bow is gorgeous so why haven't I got that stamp yet?

Plenty of rain here today and although it marks our entry into Autumn I had hoped to get another decent week-end to tidy up in the garden as I hate gardening in wellies. Oh well, if it continues to rain I have the perfect excuse to lock myself away in my craft room :-)

Wishing everyone a good and pain free week-end.

Unknown said...

Well Sue you have done it again. Yours cards can be so different but each stand out for their own reasons. I wish I had a fraction of your imagination. Have a wonderful weekend xxxxx
Pam - I feel so sorry from your physio, I know exactly how she must be feeling. Hope you get another physio very soon.
Alimecca, Myra and Diane; thank you for your best wishes and thoughts. My foot is recovering slowly but well. My daughter Natalie has been so wonderful and I wouldn't manage without her.
Crafty hugs and best wishes to everyone. xxxxx

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KP said...

Fab fab fab........x

terrie said...

Both of your cards turned out really nice...
You have such beautiful dies...
Well done Sue

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love both of these, but particularly the let it snow as it was my first choice of the new dies and I have used this quite a lot already, colour combos perfect and now I have the bow stamp set will be trying this one. Keep up the inspiration as I wish mine was half as good.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are fab and I really like your scored background card.

Anonymous said...

Better late and all that, Sue - thanks for the two-fer, the bold and the gentle. Always inspirational. Do love your poinsettias (one set of far too many on the want list!) and am guilty of lust. Again.
Another busy weekend for you Sue, but not too far for travelling this time. Keep smiling!

'P' in Wales

Special thoughts to Norah, Cheryl, Steph, Theresa TOB, Ita and anyone else having a difficult time.
Happy Golden Wedding day, Anne, and also fluffycat on your 44th.
Enjoy Rushden, to everyone going.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Two Gorgeous Cards Sue!

I love both of the cards, but my favourite is definitely the 'Let It Snow' one because it's full of my favourite products. I absolutely love the 'Let It Snow Die' and I also love the 'Snowflake Bow Stamps', the 'Classic Bow Dies' and the 'Snowdays Background Stamp.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Bejay said...

Hi Sue, a great couple of cards today. I like them both very much but have to say that the red and black poinsettias win it for me, I just love those dies:). As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Jane Franklin said...

Each end of the colour spectrum, one bold one subtle. Love them both brilliant. Now to watch the video I missed from yesterday. Luv to all jax

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love them both - oh if only I had more pennies.
Beverly W

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Loved yesterday's card, just had a look, and it was a big "oh wow!" Then today's... the red one is lovely. I do like red with black or white rather than the traditional red/ green overkill that Christmas used to bring. Todays preference for me is the blue'snow' card though. I can see me getting hooked on the stuff too!

Pam, sorry you still have swelling, I hope they work out why but great that you can start driving and preparing for work. Great news about Robbie too. Pat L, glad for Sarahs little improvements. It'll take time but I'm sure she'll do well.
Norah, I hope Rory does well with his psychiatrist. I've saw your post yesterday about how your family has reacted and I really feel for you. Rory and you have our support without question.
Lorraine, welcome. I hope the blog helps the time pass for you. Get well soon x
Lots of people who are not well or having treatment for things. I hope you all feel better soon. Lots of names and I can't remember them, sorry for that but know I'm thinking of you all. XXX

I'm having a hard time making decisions at the minute plus all the visitors this week have wore me out totally! I slept 12hrs straight through last night/this morning, had a nap while cuddling Billy this afternoon for 3 hours, just had my tea and want to do the same again, Lucky Mr W gets some peace lol. Decision- going back and forward from one interviewee to the other, pros/ cons... I have a storage box to paint and some curtains to mend tomorrow so I hope the buzz of the sewing machine will aid that. Will hopefully find time for a little card making too as Christmas creeps ever closer and it's my nephews birthday too very soon.

Great big hugs and best wishes to all of you. Especially if you're ill, in any type of pain, having, treatment or recovering. May your crafty mojos overflow with ideas!

T x

Theresa said...

i love the let it snow one. it uses my fave blue. the second is more moulin rouge than christmas to me but i guess that is due to colours. i love that die and i do have it hugs xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Both are beautiful cards in their own way, one says Christmas in our homes and the other Christmas outside, how clever.
Best wishes to all
Vanessa x

Karen Drew said...

Two wonderful cards today. You are spoiling us!
My favourite is the "Let it snow" One. The colours are so vibrant
Karen xx

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Unknown said...

Wow Sue. I really really like the effect of the red backing card. Makes the Noel jump right out at you. Fabulous. I also really like the let it snow. In fact I'm waiting for this die to arrive. It's great to see the real close ups.
Hope you have a lovely weekend one and all.
Lots of love
Jo xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue and everyone, Ooooh it is soooo good to be back, had internet trouble and it has driven me mad. WOW love both cards and am lucky to have the dies. Will catch up on the videos later, the cards that I missed are beautiful.
Pam good that you can return to work and start to drive again. Fantastic news that Robbie is home, Mary's home cooking will be a real treat for him, he is so determined, gentle hugs to you both.
Anne C and Mr C Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary, have a lovely evening and thank you for your concern, hugs to you both.
Heather T thank you for your hugs, they are much appreciated, hugs to you.
Cheryl B thinking of you today, gentle hugs.
Pat L Sarah has done so well, gentle hugs to you both.
Norah Rory is so lucky to have to have such a devoted, loving Mum, the therapy with his namesake will help him more than medicine, gentle hugs to you both.
Steph sorry to hear that you are unwell, stay strong special lady, gentle hugs from white to red rose.
Alimecca have a great trip to Scotland, hugs to you and your Aunt.
Dawn Texas have fun with your new dies and well done to your daughter.
Diane M glad that your foot is improving, well done you, stay strong.
Jean D safe travels, hugs to you, Mr D and Gary.
Special hugs to Tina E and Claire, Margaret corgi owner, Lynne M, Lynda B, Magpie, Lindsay, Cameeli, Myra P, Maureen K, Brenda L, Wheely Bad and Billy, Meg and babies Leo and Sklar, Sandra, Mrs B hope you are feeling better, Helen K, Tres, Ita, Angela W, Maria A and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Joan D said...

Two very different,but extremely stunning cards.xx

Janice K said...

A super duo! The scoring on the first card is very effective, however I think my favourite is the second one as I love the frosty effect created by the iced snow.x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love them both!

Cheryl hope all went well!

Steph, hope you feeling better and can get back crafting xxx

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Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
I just checked back to see if Norah was ok. Can't find a post from you today so hope you ok and that all your gardening , worrying about Rory etc etc has not worn you out. Take care special lady! x
Also I haven't seen a post from Tina E recently. It may be that I have simply missed it. Hope you are ok Tina. x
Steph - hope things a little better with you too. Take care of yourself x
Love Myra

nannapat said...

What a striking background the scoring makes. Two lovely cards Sue, I think the colour of the second one is fabulous. Pat x

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and my Wilsonette Angels, well it was this morning when I started today,
Both cards are beautiful Sue for totally different reasons but i love the glitz and sparkle of the 2nd one. The coolness and colours are so beautiful.
This was one of the stamps that should have come from C&C with my order from the weekender weekend and none of it has arrived and now they can't get it for me. I have been looking forward to my playing to me with my new "toys" and to no avail. Have been able to order some from another wee firm so hopefully i will get them soon, just so disappointed as it always seems to take C&C 9-10days before they send it out to start with and then another week before i get anything. This is the 2nd order that I haven’t even received one of the things and you don’t mind if it is other stuff but not when it ‘s my Sue stuff.
To Anne Crawford and her lovely husband i wish you both many congratulations on reaching your Golden Wedding, have a great party with your family flower.
CONGRATULATIONS Kitty on your baby grandsons arrival. What a beautiful reason for not being able to see Sue. Hope that he and his new mummy are well. The season the now seems to be all boys that are coming and somehow they don't look right in my crocheted dresses and matinee coats and bonnets.
Frances, happy anniversary flower, 44 years, wow I think there should be medals for some people lasting that long and their other half still being alive to tell the tale. I hope you have had a great day flower , you and your husband.
Ever had one of those days that you just seem to be at it the whole day, well today is just been that kind of a day and this is the first I have been able to get back and actually sit down, boy am I tired but at least all the knitting is sewn up and away to the babies, a washing that would frighten the French is done, and hung up, mum’s nebuliser and masks are away to the surgery for the snooty wee lassie to give back to the hospital Miss that’s not my job all hoity toity. I have checked 3 times with the hospital at Larbert and that is where they told me to take it to my doctors and they would get it collected. OOH some people just make you want to scream I have enough on my plate without them getting all uppity about the equipment they arranged for mum to have. I met my friend Lynn in the car park as she was actually going in at the same time to pick up a prescription for her old father and couldn’t believe her ears. Her dad has the same useless lot of doctors apart from one, as I do and knows just how her mum used to go on about them and her dad still does but is too old to change practices now. I will change if the only good doctor who is an Irishman leaves as the rest are there for their pay at the end of the month and not actually interested in their patients.
Anyway my cherubs I will go and seethe in the shower and have hopefully some sleep as it doesn’t seem all that forth coming the now. Wishing all my angels a good night and see you all tomorrow hopefully. Sending hugs to all my missing friends, my friends who are down and the ones who just need a hug, I give willing and with love. Sleep tight my special angels,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue two lovely cards today. For me the second has the edge, but I do like the scoring on the first. I think we need you to produce an embossing folder for us to copy that effect. Anne x

Cazzie D said...

Evening Sue. Love to see Christmas cards. I personally enjoy making Christmas cards more than anything else. Two gorgeous examples. Caz x

weefortune said...

Both stunning cards. Elaine x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes love two fer Friday's both cards are gorgeous.I love how you have done the scoring on the red background mmm I feel a new EF in the making please.
The second card is beautiful love the pale blue colour& I love the snow die it's so pretty I have used it a lot. Thank you Sue enjoy Colman's this weekend,don't you ever rest
Love Lynda Brock xx

Big Hugs to Rory & his lovely caring mum. Hope doctor Rory is making progress with wee Rory & helping him.He is so lucky to have you Norah your a special lady love Lynda xx

Pam L thinking of Sarah with two session of Physio a brave little girl so pleased there has been some progress Big Hugs Lynda xx

Cheryl B thinking of you hope all went well today gentle hugs Lynda xx

Ann & Hubby hope you had a lovely Anniversary Hugs Lynda xx

Mrs B (sue )Hope your feeling a little better Gentle Hugs
Lynda xx

Kitty congratulations on your new grandson Hugs Lynda xx

Special Hugs to Leo & Skyla,Sandra ,Margaret corgi owner,Yorkilass ,Lindsay,Tina E Hazel,Tres,Tandy,Lynne M Tilly& Cully,Wheely Bad,Pat S,Mrs B,Diane M,Brenda L,Pauline A,Myra P,Maureen K,Magpie,Nanna Tina,TOB Theresa,Janet Ecco,Julie Laz,Cameeli,Steph,Ita,Helen K,Texcowgirl,
Sorry if I'v forgotten anyone love Lynda xx

Anyone who needs a Hug just take some I have plenty Lynda xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
I am very late with the comment on your blog today.
Two beautiful Christmas cards. All your dies are stunning Sue it's hard to pick a fav.I have been making Christmas cards with your snowflake embossing folder and i have to say it's stunning Sue.
Take care
Hazel G XX

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I think both of these Christmas cards today are fantastic !! I really love them both. The background you have created for the NOËL card is great !! Very clever, and it looks really complicated to !! The NOËL die is fab. I love the poinsettias and the colours you have used.
The "let it snow" card, I think is very Christmassy looking. It reminds me of a crisp, cold, winters day with the glitter looking like glistening snow. I love the Colbolt blue and white together. The border and the Cassic Bow dies with the snowflake stamp look fantastic !! Just gorgeous. This card is beautiful Sue. I am still after this particular die as I really love this one.
Thank you yet again for two more beautiful Christmas cards Sue and thank you for everything you do for us every day.
Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Pat L, I am so pleased that things are improving for your little granddaughter and your family. Sending you lots of love and best wishes from Tres x x x

Cheryl, I know it is a bit late now, but I am thinking of you today and hoping all goes well for you. Sending you lots of love and best wishes from Tres x x x

Steph, I am sorry you are so unwell right now. I hope the doctors can help you to recover as soon as possible. Sending you lots of love and hugs today from Tres x x x

Norah, keep going with your Rory. It must be so hard for you, what with everything that your family has been through lately. Just keep going and eventually you will come through it all. Sending you lots of love and hugs today from Tres x x x

To all the Wilsonettes, sending you all lots of love today from Tres x x x

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful cards, I can't wait to try my Let it Snow die. Thank you so much for my lovely stamp set prize which arrived this morning.

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue and all, love today's cards - getting to the time when I need to get my Xmas cards underway so great inspiration! Also loved yesterday's but didn't get time to comment as was celebrating my Mum's 84th birthday with her. Gx

Crafty Granny said...

Hi Sue I love Doubleday! Particularly like the effect of using your scoring board to make a frame for the noël die! Have a great weekend, love Nicola x

barbara macaskill said...

Oh my goodness! What fabulous cards!! I am a newbie here and my birthday is on Saturday Oct 4th so maybe I will get lucky on Sunday!! These cards are all so incredibly gorgeous and my favorite is the Let It Snow card! Great colors and I must get the dies to give it a try!! Looking forward to many more posts and inspiration! See you tomorrow!

Jean Bullock said...

What a treat today. I love the first card. So beautiful it should be taken out every Christmas and hung on the wall. The second card is such a delight to me. I love the blue background stamp you used. The Iced Snow looks wonderful. The California Collection border looks awesome. This is just the prettiest snowflake card, ever. I pinned of course .

Joanne K said...

Wow Sue, two gorgeous cards. Love them both but I think the blue is my favourite. Kind regards Joanne K x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Playing catch up, beautiful cards. Love the Noel card, super framing with the embossed lines (have you considered an 8x8 embossing folder in that design, it would be so much quicker and easier too).
Donna Jones

Jane said...

I just can get enough on the let it Snow its beautiful.

Jane xx

Gail said...
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Gail said...

Two stunning cards but card number two gets the vote from me xx GailT xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oooh I am loving these new dies

Unknown said...

Hi Sue 2 great Christmas cards
Denise X

Unknown said...

Stunning cards as always Sue. I especially love the Let it Snow card xx