Friday, 14 November 2014

It's A Double Day!

 Hi guys!  Today's double day is a bit more whimsical in nature.  I'm starting with this inlaid Let It Snow card.  I cut the Let It Snow die out of a piece of coconut white card.  I embossed the aperture piece with the Frosty Swirls embossing folder.  I put a piece of acetate across the back of the aperture, then glued the Let it Snow die cut back into place so it was flush.  I added mounting foam to the back of the card and used a piece of deep turquoise card behind it.  I used the Create a Flake snowflake and made three snowflakes to add around the card.  For the snowflakes, I did a bit of a sketchy technique and it is a bit difficult to describe, but I cut a piece of both white and turquoise card at the same time (the white closest to the cutting edge of the die).  The white cuts out completely, but usually only the outline of the second colour cuts.  I removed the fall away from the white and allowed the turquoise to show through and glued the two pieces together (this also gave me a solid area to add mounting foam to the back)  I say it is "sketchy" as it doesn't always work well with every die.  Sometimes you have to tape the back colour back into place and sometimes it won't cut completely through the outline so it is a bit hit or miss.  I added flatback pearls to the Let it Snow and the stars in the background as well as the centres of the snowflakes.  I completed the card with my usual pierced white mat (using my piercing ruler), a thin turquoise mat and a wider white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Scroll down to see card number two.

Card number two is a bit more contemporary in it's styling.  I started with a piece of red and white polka dotted paper from my stash (from Canvas Corp) and cut it into a large square and matted it with a thin white edge mat.  Using the Holly Accessory Kit dies, I cut a bunch of the large solid holly in white and then cut a matching number and size of the outline holly in white and glued them together.  I arranged them in a wreath shape (I love wreaths!) and glued them to my background.  I added a few of the Holly berries in white then used red Stickles to make the berries on them.  I cut an Itty Bitty Classic bow in red and used a large pearl for the centre and mounted it in the corner of the wreath.  I stamped my sentiment in black on a larger piece of white card and mounted the wreath above it.  Using the smallest dies in the Classic and Filigree Poinsettia die set, I created two small flowers to add to the card around my sentiment.  I finished up with a white pierced mat, a thin red mat and a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are
6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  How are your Christmas cards coming along??  I hope you have enjoyed today's Christmas two-fer!  All for now,Sue x


Kate's Cards said...

I like the first card best. The other one is very bold! said...

Morning Sue.
As usual I love both cards, because like you I am a Gemini so we are dual people, calm and bright, just when I think I am done with Christmas cards you come up with a couple of gems thank you. Take care Kitty.

Pat said...

Morning Sue
Personally I prefer the second card
It is bold but clean and crisp
Pat x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards and
I love both of them I am also a Gemini so maybe that's why, getting there with the Christmas cards but still a lot to do but a lot easier with all your
inspiration thanks again.
Nancyd xx

Muriel said...

Hi Sue

I love both cards, really like that your dies have outlines to glue together too, fantastic look. Being an Aries, the red for me but both gorgeous

Muriel x

Linda Graham said...

Morning Sue,two beautiful cards, i cant choose a favorite they are both beautiful and do like the `white` wreath for a change,ive pretty much finished my christmas cards except two baby`s 1st christmas`s for my grandson and grandaughter, thank you for sharing your creations, Linda x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning sue and all the crafty crew.
Two beautiful cards today and I particularly like the let it snow die...

the craft group is going well and student are very excited to making greetings cards and enter the college competition.

Its very wet this morning so take care if going out and about...

Looking forward to a peaceful, crafty weekend.

Cameeli xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards again, especially the 'let it snow'. Thanks Sue.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Both christmas cards are stunning love the let it snow die thankyou tracyw x

JAO said...

Both cards fab, I think the first one slightly more me.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,

I love both cards. They are so different from each other.

My cards are all made for this year (I make them throughout the year) but I am making notes for 2015!

Love, Roz.x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Two very different but both WOW cards. Have a friend who would love the contemporary feel of the second card, but I think I am leaning towards the first as a favourite. Can't wait to see your new dies in action - hope that you have some blogs planned soon for them. Hope that you are enjoying time with your Mum and have all your Thanksgiving prep done.
Hugs to all in pain. Sue xxx

Unknown said...

Weird I have just posted and it hasn't shown! It's the second day it has done this. I will try again. Wow! both cards are stunning. Love the technique in the first. I can't coose between them. They are both my cup of tea.

Have a great day whatever you are up to!


carol edwards said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards today love them both. The crispness of the first, and the gorgeous red of the second one. I have done a few cards so far but still have a few special ones to make. Your inspiration always helps along the way. Take care all x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all friends here at Particraft. What, no flakes or sticky adhesive sheet ? Phew : )

I was really hoping to secretly adopt the snow die from my local craft heaven Wednesday, but it had been adopted elsewhere, its such a pretty die and your 1st festive treat is so delicate, I love that pop of colour.
Now I do have the holly die, and Im probably the only numpty here that.didnt think of using it to make a wreath ! Well Sue, thank you for waking up my brain, its lush. Both cards today would fill any home with festive joy.
To those donating via phone ot text tonight for children in need - beware phone calls asking for more money after your donation ! I recently donated to cancer during the night long program and felt Id helped just a little, then came the call asking to donate each month, they started to 'bully' it really spoilt the fact that Id done a small amount to help the charity. So from now on we will donate our way and not because 'celebs' ask us to !
Have fun if you are taking part in fun raising tonight and wrap up warm.
Sending caring hugs to our friends that are unwell, or feeling low. Hope life is kinder to you ALL very soon.
Have a wonderful day.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
I love both of these cards. I can't choose my favourite as they are bith stunning.
Keep crafting

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love both of these - just about to do a New Home card and then I'll start the Ccards - just as well I dont have too many to do! Happy Friday all
Clare W

Olga said...

The cards are so gorgeous! Love those swirles on the first card and leaves on the second one! =)

Unknown said...

Morning Sue
Two beautiful cards today. Both are lovely - the wreath is stunning.
I think I've made all my cards and then I think of another idea and off I go again. Think I will have to address them and then that's it!!
Thank you for all the inspiration.
Sheila x

Anonymous said...

Two interesting wee techniques in the first card, Sue, with the acetate to hold the word stamp in and the double cutting of the snowflakes, must try those. Do like the second but am absolutely certain I'd never have the patience to stick the little outlines to the solid holly leaves, but it sure is effective! The little bow looks great on the wreath. A lovely card.

'P' in Wales

Pam, Tandy, Lynne M - wish there was a magic wand. Sending hugs.

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

Both of them are fantastic but the first one just has the edge for me xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two fantastic cards, love them both! Love. Jean xxx

sonja_w said...

Two very lovely cards, but the second and slightly more contemporary is the one for me. Love the. Red and white theme, it really stand out . X

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Morning Sue,

Two fabulous Christmas cards, love them both.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Two beautiful gifts for a two fer Friday. Another week gone by and now I'm getting frazzled.
I have to say that I do love the first offering although I can just see the red spotty one being just right for the younger end of our crafters.

I really do not know what happened to my piece yesterday but when I looked back it wasn't there. I know that half way through all our power went off which is quite normal here particularly in Autumn/Winter when more is pulled off but everything came back on OK so perhaps it was 'Mr Tidy Dobby' who didn't like my

I particularly said yesterday that I wanted to warn you that there appears to be a Computer SCAM doing the rounds where someone rings and says that your computer is in danger as it has down loaded 'something that is not good for it'. This person is also very very persistent and just would not give up calling. He even put his senior technician on the line because according to him we did not understand what he was trying to tell us. They say that they are from WINDOWS but could not give us any confirmation or proof that they were nor when questioned cannot tell you what has been down loaded and more important how they have got your telephone number (particularly when it's one that only operates when you've given it out to people you want to call you). They finally stopped calling when they were threatened with us calling Windows etc and reporting them. So please be careful.

Hope that everyone is well and the same for all families and looking forward to the week-end.
It's our last Friday Market until our return after Christmas and then I still have lots of sorting to do so no crafting for me unless of course I can slip in a little on the cross stitch picture I'm doing. Will really have to buckle down to finish off my seasonal cards when I get back.

To all under the weather hoping you feel better soon. To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue what beautiful cards you have for us today. I love the colours you have used on both cards. You are really spoiling us this morning. If I had to pick one I think I would go for the red one. But I do like them both. So take care sue xxx

Debs A xxx

New Creations said...

Both are fabulous but like first one most!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Wow! Both of these card are stunning! I love the technique you have used on the first card, so I think that just nudges it into first place for me! Thanks for sharing.

Rosie said...

Both cards are super and I like them equally.

Jackie T said...

Oh wow Sue both cards are gorgeous. I love the snowflakes on the first one I might give the technique a try though it sounds tricky. The colour on the second really has the wow factor. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Morning all. Two very different cards today both nice the first isy favourite. Have a nice week-end bloggers JJx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two great cards but I like the first one the most as I have this die. Need to get on with my christmas cards as I've booked a table at a craft fair in the village on the 30th! Working fulltime is getting in the way of my crafting!!


Clai01 said...

Love both the cards although they look very different. x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Now which one is my favourite? Hmmmmm ..... Neither! I couldn't chose because I love them both. I love the idea of putting acetate behind the aperture to hold the Let it Snow and your poinsetta dies I can't praise enough. The second card is so different from the first but equally as beautiful. I love that red spotted paper reminds me of a much loved dress I had lol. I've made so many Christmas cards for charity and all of them have either your holly or holly spray on, even when I've used your poinsettia dies I find room for one or both lol.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Two super christmas cards today. Cant pick a fave as they are both gotgeous but for different reasons. The first is clean and crisp the second is a bold splash of colour. Thanks for all your insperation. I will just keep making christmas cards as what i dont use this year will give me a head start for next year.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jayne S said...

Wow two stunning cards.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I love your double days, and these cards are absolutely gorgeous. I cannot pick a favourite as they are both perfect but different. Great ideas and tips. Have a wonderful day. Bx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two amazing cards to brighten up this very wet morning. It rained all night as well so not much sleep had. I just love the second card, it made me smile it is so bright and cheerful.

I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I love both of the cards! Looks like I have another two to make!lol Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Love both theses cards today, must get on and finish my Christmas cards, have been busy doing my sons wedding invitations, so my cards had to go on hold.
Ginnie x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Spoilt for choice. Saw number 1 and loved it then saw number 2 and loved that too!

Got my Christmas present yesterday - the new embossed! No more mangling! Am trying to save it for Christmas well I have last 18 hours so I think that is good!

Busy weekend ahead guitar lessons, Pudsey party now don't laugh girls but Tilly and I have matching Pudsey bear onesies!! What a vision!! Tennis tournament tomorrow, beautiful south concert in the lakes and Sunday Christmas markets with Gluhwein and then Nativity 3 at the cinema! Can I fit it all in we shall see!

Hope you have a quieter weekend than mine. Welcome back to some who have been missing for a while. Love to those still missing and the brave for whom everyday life is a struggle. Xxx

Aspiring crafter said...

Two beautiful cards on this wet and miserable morning , thank you Sue!
The first one edges it for me.
Your techniques and imagination know no bounds Sue!
Take care and have a good weekend,

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I know I keep saying it but I really love these Christmas Double day Fridays. Both cards, although so different to each other, are gorgeous and I couldn't choose one over the other. After my decision at the beginning of the year to make at least one Christmas card a week I am happy to tell you that I have a grand total of......1!!!(and that was made about 3 weeks ago. I am busy cutting and making Poinsettias in reds and white and Holly leaves-from the Accessory Kit- in various greens so I will soon start to actually make some cards, but obviously not as many as I had planned. Oh well, I will try again next year to start earlier : )
Pam, be gentle and patient with your body and your mind. "Normal" will return. Thinking of you.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two lovely cards, I really love the second one, polka dots are a favourite of mine, and this one is beautiful in red and white, so bright and clean looking, love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Two lovely, but very different cards. Like them both for different reasons.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love them both. You come up with such unusual ways of using the dies.
Thank you for sharing your inspiration.
Veronique L

cheryl brown said...

Two stunners again from Sue's wonderful imagination and good morning to all, a wet, soggy one in my part of Somerset. Thank goodness the strong winds of yesterday have died down.
Reading the messages about Windows, As soon as you tell them they are scammers they certainly put the phone down quick.
I once strung someone along for about half an hour by pretending I knew the person involved (He did have the same name as a very good friend of mine so that did help the conversation take its course) He was trying his hardest to get me to stay on the subject he was ringing me about, but I continued to ignore him and asked about his wife and family and in the end he did go along with me until I went quiet and then he asked 'Mrs Brown are you still there', upon which I replied 'Hello who are you?' he told me his name again and I asked 'Do I know you?' and he replied 'No, not really', my response then was to say 'Well, I shouldn't really be talking to you as my doctor says I have senile dementia and I shouldn't speak to people I don't know but I don't think I am nuts, do you?' Upon which he finally gave in and said I was to have a good day and his company would not be ringing me again.
This whole conversation took place when my little craft circle was enjoying a session in my home, so they were almost wetting themselves laughing at how the conversation was along. I have tried this since but have not had the same hilarious effects.
Gentle healing hugs to all in pain whether it be physical or emotional.
Cheryl xxx

auscrafts said...

two beauties, like both of them

auscrafts said...

two beauties, like both of them

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the double, Let it snow is extra gorgeous and I will have to try that technique. Thanks again for sharing all your clever ideas :-)
Lorna D

June Smith said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, what beautiful cards today, I love both of them, so different but equally they have the same wow factor, got to try these.

I am about half way through with my Christmas cards, but feel confident I will finish in time.

Have a great Friday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, and please take care in the heavy rain and wind today. hugs June Smith xxx

darcydaydream said...

The Let is snow card is just gorgeous. This has got to be my all time favourite Christmas die.
Have a great weekend.
Love from Christine in Darcy xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love both these cards but the first is my favourite - I bought this die and have made most of my cards with it but you have now given me another idea for using it so I am going to give this a try. Thank you so much for keep coming up with amazing cards. Best wishes

Julsb said...

Two beautiful cards, simple and elegant. Both stunning will certainly be having a go at recreating them. Thanks Sue. xxxx

Heather Harrison said...

Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards today yet so different. I love them both. Christmas cards going ok think I should be finished soon. Take care and have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heather x

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely cards Sue.
I like the first one the best.

karenlotty said...

Both cards are stunning My fav is the first one The second one is a bit too bright for me

Unknown said...

beautiful cards sue, i love the snow one best!

Angela Wade said...

Two very different, but beautiful cards, Sue. Love them both. Sorry I've missed commenting for a few days. Hubby has been home for the last week to celebrate a 'big' birthday, which was on the 11th and last Friday afternoon we learnt that Tom, my grandson, is going to have a baby brother or sister in May !! :-) We had a Birthday Party in my sons' on Monday and then have either had family visit or been out for a meal every evening this week, phew!!
I have managed to have a quick peek at all the other cards though. I really liked Wednesday's Christmas giveaway, which was was lovely too.

Barbiepinkfairy, hope you enjoy your hectic weekend x

Hugs to all my fellow Wilsonettes, hope you all have a good weekend, despite the bad weather.

Angela in South Wales Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Wow two lovely cards. Would love to give them a try but unfortunately my Grand Calibur died on me so am back to making dieless cards for a while, not a happy camper.
Audrey, Wicklow, Ireland

Anonymous said...

The second one is my favourite today, Sue. Love it.
I would echo the warning about the computer scam - I know someone who was caught out and lost money and had to have her computer re-figured.

Anne (Northampton)

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Two lovely cards today. The second one does appeal to my contemporary side.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Maryann Laursen said...

2 beautiful cards here again Sue. And even the second one is just our national colors, I must admit, I absolutely love the fist one to bits, it´s sooooo beautiful and elegant, but I also do like the second one, just the first one a little more, if that makes sence LOL.

Maryann Laursen said...

2 beautiful cards here again Sue. And even the second one is just our national colors, I must admit, I absolutely love the fist one to bits, it´s sooooo beautiful and elegant, but I also do like the second one, just the first one a little more, if that makes sence LOL.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Two very different but beautiful cards, I love them both but if I could only choose one the let it snow just sways it.
Have a good day.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Normally I am very traditional when it comes to Christmas cards (red and green) but I have surprised myself because I think both cards are stunning. Thank you.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Eemeli said...

Beautiful cards both. The first one is with my favorite color blue, so I have
to go with that one. Maybe on the second one you could add something in the


Jan.moogie said...

Two stunning cards today Sue like them both. The first one is my favourite as I love the colour and dies. Keep them coming please as you can never have too much inspiration. Hugs xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I can't choose between the two cards today, both absolutely stunning. SueL x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely cards Sue .... Happy crafting
And have a nice day ... x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty cards I like the snow one best love Jean Z xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue I love both of the Christmas cards
Denise X

Nananne said...

Both cards are fabulous in their own way. I couldn't choose between them, I love them both!
Cheryl , you made me laugh! I can well imagine your friends enjoying themselves and trying to keep quiet while you were stringing the scammers along, well done you ! ( will try to remember to use same means if necessary ) .
Must do some housework today, so better get a move on.
Love and Hugs to all xo

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, two really lovely cards, and hard to choose one above the other. However the second is more like a Christmas card whereas the first would be a fantastic hint to a holiday in the snow.
X Ros

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue. The second card is absolutely stunning, can't go wrong with polka dots in my opinion and the wreath made from the ivy is beautiful. Sorry not a big fan of green so first card is not to my taste I'm afraid, but it would be a boring old world if we all liked the same things.

Pamela said...

Two very different designs but I like them equally.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
I like both of these cards Sue, one so gentle and calming and the other wake me up as you go go!!! Gorgeous.
Janet, as you probably know, I got my first computer last Christmas, but used to get phone calls from "Windows" long before that, telling me about problems I had. At first I used to say that I didn't have a problem but when my sister-in-law told me it was a scam, I used to pretend I'd switched on the machine and was doing what they told me!! It was only when they wanted information from me I used to say that I'd get my husband who was a Police Officer to handle all that side of the business. They hung up pretty quick at that!! George used to say "what you talking about, I was an upholsterer!!!
Have as good a day as you can ladies in this horrible weather xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two beauties today. I love both these Christmas Cards. Stunning. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two super cards I think the first one has the edge for me. I love the embossing folder on this one.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

WOW oh WOW a twofer of beautiful Christmas cards I really love them both thankyou for the inspiration.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Both cards are stunning - would love to receive either
Carol x

Unknown said...

Both are nice but I do like how unexpected and the bold colours of the second offering!

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & lovely craft friends,
I love both cards today, I think that the contemporary card maybe my favourite as I so love red and white, but I also am in love with 'let it snow', so the jury is out on this one, I saw the photo on Facebook of all of your new release dies waiting for exciting! Xxx
Janet, I have had a few of those 'windows' calls, they get so annoying, one of the things that always tickles me is that they can barely string an English sentence together but will tell you their name us "Geoff" or "john" from windows! I tried keeping them on the line yo waste time and money, when I tried to seek advice the operator told me that they call via 'Skype' so it doesn't cost them anything! It amazes me that they are reaching you in France! Enjoy your last Market day, have the biggest, baddest pastry in the shop, wrap up warm for your return to UK as it is chilly! Hugs xxxx
Steph, you really made me chuckle yesterday, I could just picture you with gilding flakes stuck everywhere but on the sticky sheet thanks for the donating heads up, it's frustrating when you have a limited amount of money and you donate what you can afford and then they have the cheek to ask for more! I personally think that there are too many of these "telethon" type fundraising things at the moment, using harrowing films to 'guilt' you in to donating, I am sure that each and everyone of us has someone in their lives that gas been through something horrific, it doesn't change the fact that we have a limited amount of funds available to donate! It feels like there is something almost every week at the moment!
Barbiepinkfairy, you are going to be exhausted come Monday, but it sounds like a fun packed weekend, enjoy xxx
Pam, so lovely to see your comment once again, I long to see you back at the top, how are you managing with work? Sending you the gentlest big hug ever xxxx
Cameeli I am so pleased your Craft Club has taken off and is a success, mind you with your determination how could it not be a success! Biggest hugs to you xxx
Thanks to all of you that stopped by my blog yesterday, it is so uplifting to read your lovely comments, thank you xxxx
Warm Crafty hugs on this wet Friday morning,
Sandra xxxx

Paula said...

Such different cards Sue, and so hard to pick a favourite! But no 1 does it for me.

Paula x

gwen70 said...

2 stunning cards Sue, love them both

SerenePolly said...

Morning Sue and everyone

Which do I prefer - not possible to answer! I can absolutely think of friends who would love both so I am just going to have to make both!

Take care


Paula said...

that Let it Snow die is so pretty; I fell in love with it the first time I saw it. I love the inlay look.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, for the first time ever, I like both cards equally. Red and white combos are a favourite but 'let it snow' is so beautiful. I have made 70 Christmas cards so far and your inspiration is much in evidence!!!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
Two very stunning Christmas cards. I like them both.
Evis M.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well the 1st card is my fav I love the let it snow die the second card is very striking 2 real beautiful cards, Hugs Sarah xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards today. How can we choose a favourite as they are both gorgeous in their own way. I have the let it snow die so will try this technique. I have a Hollyish die so might give that a go as well. Thanks for the inspiration, only wish my cards look half as good as yours.
Hugs to all in need of one today.

shabbycraftcabin said...

Hi Sue,

Both these cards are gorgeous . I'm totally in awe with all your inspirations.


Ivy L xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Two very beautiful cards today....I love both of them equally both for colour and style. Thank you so much,

Hugs to all our love Wilsonettes that need them and those who are missing I hope you are back with us soon.

Love Sheila xx

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

I love two-fer days and these are both great cards. I know it's rude to choose a favourite but I have to go for No.2. Love it! Enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,

Love both of today's cards, have both of these dies so another two to try, can't choose between them they are both so different and festive. Thanks Sue hugsxxx

Janet (Eco). Hi Janet. We live in France and get those phone calls very often, the way we deal with them is either to say we don't have a computer or I say hold the line my husband works at Microsoft and immediately the phone goes dead . Worth giving it a try .xx

Crafty hugs to Yorkielass &L, Lynda and all sister wilsonettes , have a Good Friday xx

Jean D xx

nattyboots said...

Card number two would look lovely on my Mantle shelf Sue ,just so bright ,bold and clean looking i love it .
Take Care
Elaine H . X

hollyberry said...

Love both today's cards.

Roisin said...

Good morning is it you never seem to suffer from artistic block!!lol.........beautiful cards as always.
Have a great day (and weekend!)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two lovely Christmas cards. The first looks more traditional and the second very modern. I prefer the first one.

Lacelady said...

Wow Sue, I love them both! I'm a Gemini too - so perhaps that's why I can't choose between them.

Suffering from Laryngitis and Bronchitis at the moment, so no stuffing in me. I'm hoping my mo jo comes back soon, I'm fed up feeling as weak as a kitten.

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. Wow love both of these cards. They are adorable. Caz x

June Horrocks said...

I couldn't chops sue I would buy them both now love them. Hope you are well sue love to all. I agree with steph they do bully you for more money we give to cancer research but they contact you for more. Stole a hug steph love June xxx

June Horrocks said...

I meant couldn't choose sue xxx said...

Number 2 for me all the way - love the modern red and white colours and the spotty paper! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Zena Mc said...

Morning Sue and all
Another 2 lovely cards. They're very different but look so effective.
Love Zena x

Chris Curry said...

Lovely cards Sue, both of them. The holly looks fantastic done like that on the second card but I think I would plump for the first one if I had to make a choice. Thank you. Xx

sandieann21 said...

Both absolutely beautiful.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue. Wow. These are gorgeous. Love them both equally. I shall try the Let it Snow as I have just purchased the die. So a big thank you for the inspiration. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are wonderful and If I had to choose between them let it snow just has the edge. Need to get the housework finished and then hopefully get some more christmas cards made
Hugs and best wishes to everyone

Anonymous said...

Pretty cards. Take care Claire

Nataliascraft said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the design and beautiful dies, your cards are so beautiful x

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
today's cards are lovely. I especially like the wreath one. I will be having a go at that one first. Also yesterday's card was very ornate and lovely also.
Hope everyone has a nice day.
Susi x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
two fabulous cards yet so different. I have just started doing my Christmas cards so your inspiration is helping me a lot.....Thank you.x

Janet from Wakefield

hotpotato said...

Love the Let it Snow card.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Two absolutely stunning cards today so very beautiful, thank you.

Take care everyone in this dreadful weather and enjoy the weekend.

Hugs to those in need take plenty there is enough to go around.

Margaret corgi owner

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue I'm a Gemini too and I can't choose either! Both are lovely. I like the double cutting on one and the brightness of the other. Hope you have a great day with your mum. Love Diane xxxx still not started cards!!!!!!

Angela in South Wales lovely news , I expect you are looking forward to May now xxxx
Lacelady hope you feel better soon xxxx
Barbiepinkfairy wow Pudsey onesies! Fab, saw some slippers yesterday which were great. Enjoy your busy weekend xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue,
Love both of these cards, especially the red polka dot one. One thing on the snowflake one- some of the die cut outs are not fully cut and am wondering how you accomplish it, or is it cut and laid back in and glued down?? Hope you understand what I mean.

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
I love both of these cards, and I have different friends who I know would love Number one and would really love number two, so like others I'm on the fence they are both gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.
Hope you are having a good day,and your weather is better than ours!!!!!!!'
Take care love Brenda xxx

Barbiepink - try and pace yourself this weekend you'll be exhausted!!!

Cameeli so pleased you're Craft club taken off, those students are really fortunate to have you.

CraftyJo said...

Your 'Let it Snow' card is fantastic, love everything about it :)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
both cards are lovely but the first one is a bit calmer.
You are a clever lady, hitting upon the novel way to make snowflakes. I shall try that, it's so good.
Hugs, Rose

Jaccards said...

Loving both the cards today, colours and styles are fab!!

Can I ask when the next show on C&C will be as noticed you have some new dies coming out soon??

Jill Liddle said...

Both cards are lovely, but my fave is the first one.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love both today's cards, i think the red one does it for me.


Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Unknown said...

Good afternoon Sue and all - I love both cards although I think the first card is my favourite.
My husband is great with theses Scam phone calls and most of the time they actually put the phone down on him. Like all the ideas that are coming out maybe between us we will break them one day.
Off to pick up a prescription to hopefully ease my various aches and pains. It's the end of the week and a weekend to look forward to although the weather doesn't look promising. To everyone have a good day and take care all Helen K xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, sorry I missed commenting yesterday but the day just ran away from me and I think today is going the same way. Not sure about yesterday's card akthough I do usually like your petticoat cards. Love both of today's offerings and cannot choose between them, they are both lovely in different ways.
Will read all the comments and watch the video at the week-end.
Hope everyone manages to stay warm and dry, we have had torrential rain here all morning and I am not looking forward to driving home in it later.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Two Absolutely Stunning Christmas cards today. It's a day for card making here as the weather is horrible high winds and heavy rain.
Take care
Hazel G XX

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes WOW WOW I love both cards I will definitely try the first card as I have the Let it snow die thank you for the technique gorgeous.I also love the second card but that die I don't have,but could try with another die which might work.Both Stunning
Love & Hugs to you & your mom Lynda xx

Angela W Congratlations on your wonderful news of a new baby Hugs Lynda xx

Barbipinkfariry gosh you made me worn out reading your post what a hectic weekend you have. Enjoy it all
Hugs Lynda xx

Cameeli glad your craft group is going well,your students are lucky to have you well done Hugs Lynda xx

Janet If we get a dodgy phone call my husband just says to them hang on someone is at the door & just leaves them hanging on & on they soon get fed up.
Enjoy your last market & pastry's.Hugs Lynda xx

Pam lovely seeing you take care your always in my thoughts love & hugs Lynda xx

Big hugs to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Hazel,Sheila G,Myra P,Wheelybad & Billy,TOB Theresa,Jean D,Tina E & Clare,Tres,Tandy,Yorkielass June,Lindsay,Lynne M & pooches, And hugs to all & everyone Love Lynda xx

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.Love,love both cards,they are gorgeous.So good when you show us all different idea's we can do with our dies. Had a goodish day cutting out yesterday but then decided to use some embossing powder and thats when it's all went wrong,I just didn't like the outcome so now I will have to take a few days again until my attempt for anything again.

Cheryl and Maureen you both made me laugh just thinking of your phone conversations :-) I hate all these scammers for they can still get to you even with withheld numbers .
Barbiepinkfairy- you seem to have a marathon weekend, have fun! but have some brakes when you can or you will feel it next week :o
Tandy-thinking of you and the little ones.
Margaret- Corgi's who are they, everything went ok at the vets ?
Lacylady- wish you better soon.
Nice to have the message about Lynne M, thank you .Hugs to her family and hope all will be fine.
Pam-take your time,gentle Hugs to you and family too.
Norah+Rory,Brenda,Janet,ToB,June,Steph,Pat,Ita,CraftyNanna,WheelyBadI wish everyone a good day as you can and take care,
Warm Hugs Maria x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love both of today's festive cards - beautiful. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Dawn Holben said...

They are both absolutely stunning, you have truly spoilt us again.
I love the let it snow die and have used it quite a lot.
Also adore the red and white with polka dots in the second one

Unknown said...

Just love the two cards today, my fav is the second Red card, so cool

I have made 150 A6 cards so far using Sue Wilson dies - JOY - PONSETTIA amongst others, mostly Sue's dies, so easy to cut and look so professional when made


terrie said...

I like the snow card with the die cut sentiment...
The red and white card is stunning against the background pattern paper...I love the poinsettia wreath.
Well done Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. These are two stunning cards but the first is my favourite, maybe because I have this die!
Jimi Mac

Wacki Macky said...

Lovely cards today Sue, both equally good but I think I like the holly wreath best. The holly leaf with the outline is fantastic. Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Gail said...

Love both these cards - can't pick between them xx GailT xx

Anonymous said...

Love these cards, the red dotty one is so fresh and pretty, the turqoise one is so elegant.
Can,t wait to try them.


Jane said...

Love both today's card .


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow....... 2 very different but equally beautiful cards. Wonderful.
Beverley W

cuilliesocks said...

hello Sue, both are so lovely, love the Snow die and the wreath on the second card is gorgeous, hugs Kate x

craftynanna said...

hi sue, two wonderful christmas cards, the design and colours are lovely i have finished mine but these would tempt me to do more, lol regards to all J

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Love the cards and I can't choose between the two.
I have just about finished my Christmas cards, just have two special cards to make for my crafting friends.
Hugs for all in need of one.
Gail Cx

Maureen B. said...

Love both cards Sue and they have come just in time as my mojo is flagging a bit and both these ideas are 'just up my street!' Thank you Sue...hopefully my snowflake will turn out ok. I actually have got that very snowflake in my grand calibur and was wondering how I could get a colour in the background and now you have shown me, thank you. Must get on , many hugs Maureen

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Glenharon said...

Good evening Sue and Wilsonette friends,
Both cards are beautiful Sue for different reasons and please both sides of my Gemini brain as well although the noisy half of isn't here as if you couldn't hear him, he was up to something he shouldn't be. I love the calmness and the soothing nature of the first card, but i love the bold bright "i'm here" of the second. Two beauties to grace anyone's home.
We have had the scammers calling us for a long time now and since speaking to my friend who when they ask for her son "Yes, certainly, i'll get PC Wallace for you" she called out to her son, but the line went dead. Now it just so happens her son is exactly that PC Wallace, so she wasn't telling any lies, but it is amazing just how quick your computer problem disappears at those innocent little letters.:) But Cheryl, i can see you are as daft as me and that is saying something, only because i have employed your tactic over many years of answering my friend's phone calls that she gets fed up answering at night every time she just gets settled down to eat, or have a cuppa. Only thing wrong was one night i was having my daft half hour when it was the bank manager on the phone for her husband who had been too lazy to answer it in the first place. The poor man on the othere end of the call thought he had called the local asylum for nutters by the time i had finished with him, oh well, he will say who he is first the next time.
Barbie, where did you get the pudsey onsies as they are right up my street, pleasse???? Boy are you going to be cream crackered by Monday with what you have on this week end. You are going to need the week off to recovery from the weekend's activities. Have fun with half pint.
Cameeli, see with your vision you have brought a new generation to the world of crafting. I am so chuffed for you that your club has been such a success and it will keep some of the streets that would may be out on them or give someone else who is more stay at home a reason to go out and perhaps bring a whole new way of life into them. WELL DONE Cameeli.
Well Angela, you have plenty of things to celebrate this week. I bet Master Tom is excited at his new status when it comes.
Well that rain has never halted up here at Glenochil, so we are going down to have a meeting with the ducks and swans that are enjoying the burst banks of the river Devon. I have been trying to sew up my friends Aran and all is fine except all the bits she has sewn have been sewn up in various different ways, every seam. I have had to take it all out and sew all the seams up the one way, but the band is way too long. 4 times i have tried to fit this in to the front of the cardigan but there is just too much of it. Will take it back like it is and she can sort that bit only because she will need to knit the buttonhole band to match up. I have just the sleeves of my matinee coat to crochet that i started the night before last, so i will leave you lovely people to have a lovely weekend and see you all tomorrow hopefully. Sending hugs to all my Angels in need, or that could just do with one. With my thoughts, prayers and hugs going out to my Angels not here at the moment,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

barbara macaskill said...

GORGEOUS!! LOVE the little poinsettias on the second card and the turquoise on the first is beautiful! I look forward to each days posts because I know I will be inspired! TFS!

Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous cards. Snowflakes and poinsettias are my favorite symbols of Winter. I pinned of course!

barbiepinkfairy said...

Norah Pudsey onesie children and adult from Asda!

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
I Love Fridays Double Card Day's And It's Even Better With The Magnificent Christmas Cards, I Love Both The Fabulous Cards, The First With The Awesome
"Let It Snow" Die Which Is So Easy To Cut, I've Created Many Of My Cards Using This Die And Now You've Shown Me Another Idea How To Use It, I Like The Idea Of The Acetate Behind it And The Stunning Turquoise Card And The Very Clever Snowflakes, I Love Beautiful Red And White Wreath Card Also, This Die I haven't Purchashed, I Love Everthing About Today's Cards, Your Head Must Be Flowing With Fantastic Ideas All The Time, Which I'm Thrilled About As I Often Get Stuck On Where I Go Next, So I Turn To Your Blog And Look No Further.
Sue Thank You For The Daily Inspiration And All The Great Tips And Techniques.
Thank You For This Delightful Blog, I Just Love It.
Thank You For The Great Photography Shots For My Pinterest Folder.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Wonderful People Who Visit Sue's Fantastic Blog.

Shazza said...

gorgeous cards, the first is my favourite xx

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
Brilliant cards, love them both equally.
Have a good weekend

Patricia xx

Bejay said...

Hi Sue. The first card is very elegant and the snowflakes are really cute. The second card is just...FUN!!! I love the polka dot paper and the white holly wreath is very contemporary. Beautiful. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Love both cards, they are very originals!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love both cards. Have to admit first one is my fav as it uses my favourite of your Christmas dies of which I have already used loads. Keep'em coming

janet said...

2 nice cards -I like the first one best. As I don't have any of the main dies/folders used, I can't make them, but I enjoy looking!
Janet in Kent

Barbara said...

Two beautiful cards Sue! The red and white holly wreath is definitely my favourite.

TOB said...

I love both of them, I can't choose one over the other.
Hope everyone is ok, if you need a hug take one from me.
Love Theresa x

SHARICA said...

Love them both .. fab cards and fab colour ways .. xx

TDQ Karen said...

Very late from me today, love both cards, each so different but stunning in their individual way. Love the classy white of the let it snow card, and anything with polka dots is a winner with me. Xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, well that's my Christmas card sorted from you
I'll have the Second one lol the cards are beautiful,
Thanks for your help yesterday
Crafty hugs Julie XX

Janice K said...

Two super cards. Thanks for the 'sketchy' technique explanation, I really must try this out as the effect is gorgeous.x

Unknown said...

I really like the let it snow card

Pam said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, very different but I love them both. If I had to choose it would be the holly wreath, simply because I love the wreaths on a card.
Hugs to all.

Theresa said...

love the spotty card. it is immediately visible what is going on. i found it a bit more difficult to separate the sentiment on turquoise/white card. great ideas, hugs xx

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards I don't have a favourite just love both of them. Sandra still haven't worked out how to leave a comment on your blog but looked in again your cards are really beautiful. Love and hugs to all.

AnneRD said...

Two lovely cards Sue and great techniques on both, can't choose between them. Anne x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love both of today's cards but I have to say that the first one wins it for me. I really do love everything about it!
Janet, we've had loads of these calls - one guy phoned me 4 times. As soon as I put the phone down, he rang back again. I told him it was illegal what he was doing as we are a tps number and he got very aggressive and rude. It was only when I told him I was going to visit someone in hospital who was seriously I'll that he finally stopped ringing. Normally I don't answer if it is International or withheld but at the time my dear mam was in hospital and if the hospital calls it is a withheld number. It certainly was a distressing time. Apparently, it can be a police matter if you tell them that you don't want anymore calls and they ring you again. It really does annoy me. Norah, I hope the weather improves for next week when we are visiting your lovely country again! Sending love and hugs to all who want/ need them. Love Alison xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow two beauties today with lots of inspiration thanks x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue do you have any card's with your new Gemini dies? I cannot seem to find the search facility on your website. Or if someone knows where to find them.
Many thanks

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue, what a contrast between the two cards and I love both of them! Yet again amazed how you keep coming up with new ideas. Gx

Unknown said...

Love both of the cards, different, but both so pretty.
Janice W

DeyaniraC said...

Hello Sue.
I believe I will be the last post of today. Your cards are magnificent. I love every single detail. the let it snow is like a beautiful MAGIC. your second card splendict I never thought of Christmas with a dot.
Thank you very much.
Get some rest S

Sue said...

LOVE them both! Very creative inlaying the die, and the pop of red on all that white looks fabulous!


Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards. Sorry late in posting just been to a Bryan Adams Concert @ SECC. Was brill
Hugs to everyone.

Unknown said...

Ooooh, pretty and fresh. Love them both!

Hugs Alice xx

Darlene from SK said...

Love both cards. The first is probably more my style but love the itty bitty bow on the cute!

Tina said...

Hi Sue

2 lovely cards, I really love the 2nd one.Sorry on;y a short message, I waited up for the other half to get in. Off to bed now.

Good night, god bless all

Kind regards :-)

Tina XX

Sandy H said...

Two lovely cards. I like 'Let it Snow' best but know that younger members of my family would love to receive the polka dot card. Thanks for the inspiration.
Cheryl, your story made me smile.
Take care everyone.

nannapat said...

I love the first card, such lovely colours. The second one is nice and bright, ideal for maybe a teenager? Pat x

Unknown said...

Beautiful, love both cards.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning cards, love them both.
Di x

Debra Lock said...

Love the simplicity of the Let it Snow card, but both are gorgeous. Any plans for non-christmas sentiment dies, Sue?

Marianna Hammer said...

How beautiful these two cards are. Love them

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful...yet again....need them all!!!! Sue xx