Friday, 12 August 2016

Christmas Double Days

Hello fellow bloggers!  Another Christmas double day and it has come around so soon.  The big day will be upon us before we know it at this rate! LOL   You had a look at this first card during the blog launch but I thought I would give it it's day on the blog so you could get a closer look and the written details about it,  I started by cutting the background using the Poinsettia Border inner die several times across a piece of coconut white card.  I attached it to another piece of coconut white card with a sticky adhesive sheet in between.  I added Diamond Sprinkles to the exposed areas for a tone on tone bling. Next I cut a frame using the double Pierced Circle Noble dies.  I stepped it by adding a second thinner frame to the edge.  I cut the Greetings of the Season die and used the aperture from the die and seated the circle frame over it.  I added a piece of vellum behind the sentiment to give a softer look.  I used the Double Pierced Noble Rectangles and made a multi layer stepped frame out of coconut white card and seated it around the entire background.  Three poinsettias were cut from Ruby Red card and seated around the inner circular frame with Pine Twig accents.  The card was completed with a white, red white mat and layer arrangement.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

I started this card by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Star Swirls embossing folder and matting it with a thin black mat.  I cut a smaller piece of coconut white card and used the edge of a piece of copy paper to section it  Using Chic Grey Blue Colour Cloud ink and a smoothie, I added rays of light coming from the centre of the card.  I moved the copy paper along to create all the rays.  I matted it with a thin black mat and added it to the centre of the card.  I cut two of the Illuminated Angel Striplet, one white and one black.  I used the black striplet as a shadow by slightly offsetting it behind the white striplet.  I added a white backing that was cut with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet added to it.  I added it to the striplet then glittered it with Diamond Sprinkles,  then adhered it in the centre of the card.  A simple white on white double mat was added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Gorgeous cards. Both lovely but no 1 is my favourite.
Sorry to worry you Diane and Trish, I was pruning overhanging tree branches and a large thorn pierced my hand causing swelling do couldn't type very well. It's almost back to normal now. Trish, good news on getting your refund on the card.
Julie, you poor love, you must be so confused. Can the hospital arrange for you to talk to someone who has had the donor eye already done. I know it sounds scary but it would mean you had sight in both eyes, and you wpuld be able to see properly,, enjoy your crafting and the world around you. I hope you get the response you need.
Tina, good that the hospital were so pleased with Micks progress, he has lost so much weight, but your care is getting him there.
Elaine, Andrews positive attitude is amazing, I hope he rests and enjoys his fishing whilst he waits for the scan and results.
Tracey, our wonder girl, it has been a long hard year fir you, you will get there and see happier times again.
Cheryl, I'm glad our comments helped you, we have missed you.
Hugs to all, and missing friends.

Wacki Macky said...

Brill cards today Sue, love them both,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Beautiful cards today Sue. Love them both. Thanks,
D x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. I can't believe it's Friday again, where are the weeks going? Love both cards and when I saw the first I thought that it would be my favourite - poinsettias, bling and the pierced circle frames, then I scrolled down and the angel striplet just sang to me. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Two fabulous cards, the angle striplet is gorgous and the poinsettias with the Pine Twig accents look amazing!!! ...Love Pine Twigs, they are so pretty!! :D

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! These dies are fabulous with so much detail! Gorgeous cards!

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning cards, one very traditional style & the other more youthful looking. I am more a traditional style but both truly stunning. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. My favourite day of the week Double Day Fridays. Your christmas cards are fantastic. The first one is from your winter die launch and i fell in love with it them and bought all the dies to make it then you showed your angel card so i had to buy that die to lol. Have a great weekend Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Unknown said...

Good morning sue what wonderful cards and the design are wonderful
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Now that week has flown by that's for sure Sue.
1. Clean, fresh, with a dash of colour, just beautiful.

2. Has that certainly something that I can't put my finger on, peaceful may be one word to explain how it looks.

Either way Sue, 2 lovely cards each holds its own beauty and message.
Enjoy your day xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful Christmas cards love both of them
Jan x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, now that week has gone by fast. Another two perfect cards, love them both, but my favourite is the first one, love the clean white with the pop of red. have a great day all. Bx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, now Sue you are not playing can you ask us to choose which of these two we like best, you have put my poor head in a right spin now................they are both gorgeous in their own right, I like the first one because I love the noble pierced dies and the poinsettias, this is a really lovely one, but the second one is a more traditional one with the meaning of Christmas with the stain glass angel striplet (I am so glad I bought this one), so what I will do is give them 10/10 points out of that one didn't I!!!

Pam what are you doing pruning trees.........pleased that the injury is getting better now.

Myra, last day at the holiday club for you today, enjoy, yes I know you are knackered but it is a wonderful experience that the kids will treasure.

Tracy, don't you just love computers, If you have a sick note for whilst you are on holiday (for have holiday booked) then the holiday time is credited back to you, you can't be both.

Elaine - Andrew, the waiting for the next appointment is so frustrating but it will come round soon enough, hope you enjoyed yourself in the caravan and chilling and fishing.

Tina and Mike, good progress, so the drs. are pleased, extra supplements and slow release morphine tablets should make things more comfortable for you, hope you enjoyed the fish and chips.

Maria & Lorraine, I hope you are feeling a little better and managed to catch up in the café.

Crew Trish good news about the credit card result following the holiday firm collapse.

Julie Laz, this is a difficult one regarding the donor eye, if it was me I would consider having the donor eye, but the choice has got to be yours, you need to speak to someone for further advice if you are still unsure.

Wheelybad, hope you are OK

Well I am off to the opticians this morning for my annual eye test, fingers crossed that all is OK.

Oh and the postie called yesterday with my winning prize from CC, and wow what wonderful things they are, I will enjoy playing with these.......well I might just sit and look at them for a while first.

Happy Friday everyone

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

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Happy Friday, beautiful cards today!!!'n
Love the first card, white like glistening snow!!!
The second is beautiful in its own right, maybe for the more religious cards we need to send.
Love and crafty hugs to all who need them!
Tina T xxxxx

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, wowza!!! Both cards are fabulous!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Pat said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards today, but the first one is my favourite- probably because of the colour
Pat x

Unknown said...

Two beautiful cards, the first is my favourite

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful cards both, but The first one is right up my street. Perfect xx

auscrafts said...

Two gorgeous cards

hazel young said...

2 stunning cards Sue xx hazel

PharmacyMichele said...

Two great cards, just love the first one-it's gorgeous.


Unknown said...

GM Sue. 2 lovely cards. The inked background of no 2 is very striking and eye catching. Love it.

lilian said...

Hi Sue , gosh what a choice two wonderful cards, love them both but the second one just has the edge for me.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Two stunning cards and both with some beautiful sparkle.
I wish I could begin my Christmas cards however I am still having to be patient whilst my new craft cabin is being assembled. I know I'm very fortunate to be getting a dedicated area for my hobby but I'm finding the withdrawal symptoms very hard to live with, if only I could do electrics and plastering!!!!!!! X

Unknown said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards today! My favourite is the first card, a white on white card with a pop of colour always looks fabulous. Debra x

BenteS said...

Beautiful Christmas cards!
I love the first one, but also the way you have made the rays on the second one - a really good idea :))

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue both of these Christmas cards are gorgeous anyone would be thrilled to receive cards like this. Since last week I have gone from 14 to 33 Christmas cards which is good but still a long way to go. Have a wonderful day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

hettygarlick said...

They're both beautiful. I love red and white on Christmas cards. You're very clever doing the background for the angel Sue. I don't think mine would turn out so well!

Unknown said...

Two gorgeous cards and its hard to choose a favourite but I think I prefer the first one - so striking
Maggie B xx

JAO said...

Both great cards but number one is my favourite.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards, I love the way you have done the background on the second card I would never have thought to do that, it is very effective, I shall have to have a go but I bet it doesn't come out aswell as yours!
KathyB x

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

Two great cards.
I like the background on card number 2 but overall I prefer card number 1 xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards; I love how you've used the aperture for the sentiment in the first card, and the rays around the striplet look amazing in the second.
B xx said...

Morning Sue.
How can we choose Sue they are both so beautiful, Thank you so much.
June I hope you have lots of fun with your prize.
To all have a good weekend and take care Kitty.

Chris Curry said...

Both cards are gorgeous. The second one is elegant and perfect for someone who loves the religious reason of Christmas. The first one has to be my favourite though. Thank you Sue. Xx

Laura O said...

love the striking red of the poincettia's against the white on the first card ,second card is beautiful too like the way you made the rays come from the center ,great cards ,Laura O

Karen Drew said...

Two beautiful cards today. Hard to choose my favourite but do love the contrast of the bright red poinsettias on the White card
Karen xx

Suemac said...

Two stunning cards

Hunnymummy54 said...

Good morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
2 Beautiful cards today love them both
Hope you all have a good day

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards but my favourite has to be the first with the gorgeous poinsettias. Marion S x

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the background for the Angel card, so effective x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two incredible cards again and they are both stunning. My favourite is the first one though as I love the red poinsettias on the pure white card and this was one of my favourites on your launch. Can't get into the Christmas mode yet but you are giving me plenty of great ideas. Sending best wishes

Sheila Rhodes said...

Two beautiful cards as always Sue

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Two stunning cards today, I love them.
So far I've made one Christmas card this year, and that was in a workshop.
Thanks for sharing these cards with us.

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards,the first is my favourite.

Unknown said...

Ah Sue, both such stunning cards. The poinsetis is beautiful.
Love Val in Spain x

Anne said...

Two lovely cards, Sue, especially the first one.

Anne (Northampton)

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! To both cards! I thought the striplet card background was done using an embossing folder until I read your post, such a clever idea. The poinsetta card has so many beautiful layers I could look at it for ages oohing and aaahing! I haven't started my Christmas cards yet too busy making wedding stationary.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Wow, two beautiful cards - love them both :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Rosie said...

Hi Sue, Two absolute stunning cards. Just love the colour combination and the dies used.
Have a lovely day
L Rosie from Chorley....xxxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Two stunning cards, love them both equally so won't choose a favourite...

June - have fun playing with your fabulous prize!


Bluefairy4U said...

Good morning Sue, two lovely cards. I cannot choose which one I like best as they are both stunning. Keep well hugs Jo x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
I'd forgotten it was Christmas double Friday so what a treat. Love both cards but I do think the first one is my favourite. Can't go wrong with sparkle and poinsettias can you! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam I hope your hand gets better soon. Was it one of those, I must chop this branch off its really annoying me moments, where you just grab the shears and forget the gloves? Take care xxx
Sending hugs for Mick and Tina Elaine and Andrew and a special hug for Tracey. Xxx
June how exciting enjoy playing with your prize when you can bear to open the packets xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, love them both, there is no such thing as too many Angels at Christmas. Just a thought, if you were to change the blue rays to yellow & cut off the Angel's wings, you'd have a stunning Easter card. Luv & Hugs Halina21

karenlotty said...

Two gorgeous cards I'm never keen on angels for very personal reasons but I do like this Striplet

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Really like both cards but the first one really impacted on me being white and red.
SueL x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Two amazing cards. If forced to choose I would go fir the first one.

Love Rosemarie X X

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue two beautiful cards this morning the first one really knocks you out its striking and a really different Xmas Card. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Unknown said...

Wow! Sue They are both brilliant. Love 'em!
Anne M xxx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful christmas cards...
The one with the angel is my favourite!
Rolf xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
I like both cards today, bit worrying how close Christmas is !
I love reading how well everyone is doing health wise and send my best wishes!
Love Marg

Kate's Cards said...

Going to have to close my eyes during Christmas double days! xx

nattyboots said...

Both beautiful cards Sue,ohhh , ooo , ahhh,,,, i just can not choose the one i like most , now if you were to offer me one ???? sigh , i would have to choose ??? both. { greedy i am , i also know when i see a good thing. }

Pam,,,, So pleased the swelling has gone down , we don't want to lose your typing words of encouragement , Andrew had a phone call Yesterday from the Hospital for the scan it is on Saturday. He is staying at the Caravan today Fishing all day in the Sunshine hopefully .He will go home Tomorrow morning his Appointment is late afternoon so he will have plenty of time.

June,,, Andrew didn't have to wait too long the scan will be on Saturday afternoon then he sees the Consultant on Monday Mid day so hopefully they will have the results and can proceed . Hope all goes well for you at the Opticians .
Just you enjoy looking at your fab prize ,you lucky lady you .

Tina glad Mike's progress is going well .

Crew Trish , good news so pleased for you .

Sending big hugs to all who needs one
Elaine H X

Unknown said...

Wow sue these two are just stunning love the dies the red flowers on the white what can I say love them
Thank you love always June Horrocks xxx

dmj said...

Two completely different cards which would suit all tastes; I think the poinsettia is my favourite . . . . . . or is the angel???

Doreen x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Love those cards and shudder to think about all those cards I've yet to start! But I'm looking forward to it, the toughest bit will be which dies/stamps to use and the colour schemes.
For me, it's the first card that's the favourite, but I love your rays background. I might just be lazy and use the die as a stencil.
Hugs, Rose

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful card, love them both.

gwen70 said...

Two gorgeous cards, love them both

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two more beautiful cards!
Rosemary xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow two stunning cards Sue, what a start to your twofers. Hard picked to choose between them as they are both gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Unknown said...

Both cards are very elegant!

Sandy (tort)

Beryl said...

Beautiful cards Sue.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
I like both cards,can't choose they are both soooo good,
Thank you for details
Best wishes
Karen M

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, both cards are lovely, so hard to choose, love them both.
Thanks for your inspiration, I need to start thinking about Christmas cards.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Unknown said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
Well Sue You've Done It Once Again, I Truly Love Double Christmas Card
Friday's Today's Cards Are Both Truly Tremendous.
The First One Sadly I Haven't Got The Round Pierced Dies But They Are On
The Top Of My Evergrowing List.
I Love How You've Created Your Background For This Card By Cutting The Poinsettia Border
Inner Die Across The Page Then Adding Diamond Sprinkles To The Exposed Area's Cutting
Your Outstanding Circle Dies, Then Cutting The Fabulous Sentiment I Love How You've Added
Vellum To Give It That Softer Appearance, Adding Very Superb "Red Poinsettia's" With The Pine Twigs
This Card Is Truly Tremendous.
Then Onto Today's Second Card Which I Just Love So Much, I Bought The Illuminated Angel Striplet As Soon As It Became
Available, I Love The Star Swirls Embossing Folder That You've Used.
I Truly Love How You've Created All The Ray's On Your Card I'm Sure I've Seen You Do This Technique Before
I'm Going To Give This A Try Then Cutting "The Extremely Exquisite Angel" I Love This Awesome Die...
I've Used It On Christmas Cards I've Already Made.
Well My Wonderful Friend I'm Loving Double Christmas Card Friday's
Thank You So Very Much For Sharing, Sue You Inspire Me Each And Every Day And I So Much Appreciate It.
Sue Take Great Care
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Sue Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes

Anonymous said...

Hi sue, love both of them, crafty hugs Julie laz xx

I hope you don't mind me putting this again as I put it on late last night thank you,

I don't know if anyone no's about this
But due to my illness I went blind in one eye, it's been like this for 2 years now and so hard to live with cos of my crafting and I'm only 44 and with the other illness which I've had for 11 years,
on Monday I went to see a different eye doctor, and they said I could have a donor eye, but the recovery would be 4 to 6 months, I don't know what to do, so I was wondering if anybody knew anyone who has had one or no's anything about it,
I can't listen to doctors anymore, because of my other illness I listened to the doctor and after 7 surgeries on my back, I'm now in a wheelchair, sorry to go on and on, just wondering if anyone no's many thanks Julie laz xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue
WOW WOW WOW what a start to the weekend, always love double Christmas day and these cards are wonderful.
Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Two very beautiful cards. Both cards look very elegant and I love the way you created the rays of light on the second card

Have a good weekend

June x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous Christmas cards. I love them both equally for different reasons.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, both cards are really beautiful and I love the way you created the rays on the angel card - bet mine wouldn't turn out so perfectly but I will give it a go. I can't choose between them as they are both perfect for different reasons.


Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
Two very stylish cards

Margaret xx

Bejay said...

Morning Sue,
Both these cards are VERY elegant and beautiful. I do enjoy your Christmas double days but shover at the thought that it really isn't too long until the fat man in red will be saying Ho, Ho, Ho again...where has this year gone??
Happy Friday everyone and sending hugs and kisses to all who would like them.
Bejay xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Both cards are beautiful, I love Christmas cards. love Jean Z xxxx

Sue MacFall said...

I think both cards are beautiful for Christmas - thank you, Sue for sharing them with us.
Sue Mac said...

Both lovely cards Sue, but the first one has to be my favourite! Trying not to think about Christmas yet though!!! Susan x

ursula said...

Two lovely Christmas card Sue, especially the Angel Striplet, I just love that idea...thank you...luv Ursula xx

Jean said...


barbara macaskill said...

A duo of lovely cards!! I really love the Angel card since Angels are a favorite of mine! I love Christmas Double Days as long as they don't make the big day arrive twice as fast!!! LOL TFS!

DeCor said...

Makes me realise that Christmas is not really all that far away!!! Actually bought my first presents last week.
Love the Poinsetta card with its beautiful Christmassy Red and White. Seeing it reminded me that I want that background die!!! Love how you put the diamond sprinkles on the open parts. LOL must get on and order it.
They are both lovely cards. Thank you again.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two lovely Cards. I love the red and white and its background. I really like the second and the striplet die you have used and the ray background is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards, but I think the first one is my favourite, love how you've used the aperture from the sentiment with the vellum behind it.
Crewe Trish great news on getting the refund
Julie I remember back when you had your sight problems and your lovely husband Lee commented for you, sorry I can't be of any help but sending you hugs and hope you get the information you need
Caring hugs as always to those in need of one especially Tracy, Nanna Tina, Elaine and Wheelybad

Hugs and best wishes everyone

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning cards and dies Sue, beautiful with that glitter effect.

gr karin van eijk

Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards, Sue, really like the simplicity and elegance of the first and clever background of rays on the second.
Julie Laz - really feel for you, what a dilemma. Don't suppose many (or any?) of us will know first-hand of donor eyes. Think Pam is so right - ask hospital to let you speak to someone who has had this done, and go from there. But every experience is different..... Just hope you can come to a decision as you are so young to live with these problems. Sending big hugs to you and Lee.
Special thoughts for our missing friends. If you read this - Norah - you OK? Missing your Ochil tales.

'P' in Wales

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two stunning cards sue x both are my favourites x I love the first one how you have used the negative and the beautiful poinsettias x the second one is fantastic , the die is lovely and how youhave created the rays looks beautiful thankyou sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Hello my friends, sorry to have missed so many days but I have been so fatigued which is the less painful part of a flare. Also in between power cuts I have been trying to catch up on the Olympic coverage.
I can't do a catch up whilst like this so I hope everyone is ok.
Love both of today's cards, the first one pips it for me. Absolutely beautiful.
Sending love n hugs to you all xxx

Eunice said...

Both cards are stunning Sue. Love the white on white tones in the first card and the rays are fantastic on the second one!!!

sandieann21 said...

The first one is definitely my favourite and my poinsettia die set arrived earlier this week. It is lovely

shabbycraftcabin said...

Hi Sue, you're spoiling us with 2 gorgeous cards, I love them both I'm afraid it's impossible to choose a favourite. Hugs, Ivy C x

Janet Wilson said...

Two beautiful cards again

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Simply elegant cards, both beautiful in their own right....but my favourite is the poinsettia I just love them.
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, I don't know just what to say. I love both of them. I like the first one for it's colour scheme and the sentiment and the second one for the embossing folder used and for the way you have created the rays around the focal element.


Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful cards for Christmas. Love your designs. Looking forward to the Poinsettia "additions" die set that I ordered. I also ordered your 2016 Angel and I am looking forward to what you are going to "do" with her. I see gilding flakes! Thank you for sharing your ideas and giving us crafters access to you dies.

Yorkie girl said...

Wow a two for one and what a Georgeous pair they are too
I might just have to have a go at the first one
Hugs to all that may need one
Theresa G xx

Patricia Howarth said...

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

Narrowboat girl said...

2 stunning cards Sue but for me, the first one just has the edge. Red & white just shouts Christmas & I love poinsettias

Netty The Runner said...

These cards are stunning Sue. Love them both.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards, each one a winner for different reasons. Thanks for sharing.

Nana on the Hill said...

No chance l`m choosing between these! They are both gorgeous, don't know how you do it Sue, but so glad you do x

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Two absolutely stunning cards, I love them both.

Sending hugs and healing wishes to all who are ill,having an op
or just need some support.
Glad your hand is better Pam, take care being in the bushes.
Thinking of you Julie, sorry don't know anything about it.
Crewe Trish, very good news.
June, enjoy playing with your win when you stopped just
looking at it :-)
Lot of sleep Lorraine, it's the only way. Hope you be alright.
Yvonne and Laine, not long to go. Hope you got your tickets !

To all wilsonette's and my friends, take care
hugs Maria x

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful cards. Love the elegant clean lines with the striking pop of red on the first card - right up my street.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards, nothing to chose between them.

liz spooner said...

Both cards are gorgeous, though I do love poinsettias.xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love rhe pop of red on the wow card at the top

Unknown said...

Hi sue and crafters.

I love double days. Two spectacular cards. My favourite is the first one asi love poinsettias.

June. My collection arrived yesterday the card and papers are that Georgeous i bought an extra card and paper pack along with the embellishments. It's far better looking than it does on tv. So I'll combine it with sues dies too loads of options now just need to get crafting lol.

Julie laz Julie u poor love. I don't know much about these things I'm afraid I didn't know they could do such a thing as a donor eye.
If u had it u would have sight in both eyes again!!
Sorry I'm not much help but caring hugs being sent ur way xx

Love to all plus snuggles xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Two very different and very lovely cards thank you for sharing X X X

Unknown said...

Hi Sue

Two beautiful cards again. I especially like the first card because I love poinsettias, and I like the combination of the round and rectangle frames you've used.
All your dies really are stunning. Thanks for more fabulous ideas.

With Best Wishes

Elaine Ann

Theresa said...

love the poinsettia one. very elegant card. i like the idea of the rays of light of the second one, hugs xx

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

How fabulous, twofer Friday greets me on my blog return....I get so excited at this time of year, it's by far my favourite day of the week. We all need to do numerous Christmas cards so your weekly inspiration will be also helps me to prioritise which dies to invest in first....of course I plan to buy ALL of the release but I think that my Mum/ jailor/keeper of the purse will have something to say about that!
Back to the cards, no. 1 is my favourite simply because I love the combination of an all white card with an essential pop of colour from the blood red I love the poinsettias, and they have the perfect platform with the combination of dies on this card, I think I will be using my noble circles a lot this season.
Card no. 2 is also a stunner, the angel striplet is lovely with that touch of bling peeking through. That background is gorgeous, I don't think that I would have the skill or the confidence in my abilities to try that technique, I will simply bow to your superiority:-) Lovely and traditional in feel, perfect for those who like a more religious inspired aspect to their card.
I feel slightly out of touch with the blog and recent events/news having been forced to avoid my tablet for four days this week....I had a humongous migraine that simply refused to budge despite my self medication and lack of internet use:-( I was forced to let it run it's natural course. So, I hope I haven't missed anything major in my absence and that everyone is doing well. Like me, I wonder how many of you are totally and utterly consumed by everything Olympic related....I find myself deeply engrossed all afternoon and evening with varied sports ranging from shooting to rugby to canoeing and weightlifting!!??! It has left little or no time for anything else in my life so it's a good job that it only comes around once every four years:-)
Julie, what a time of it you are having and I like many other ladies have no experience of your problems whatsoever which makes it difficult to offer any useful advice. If I were in your shoes I think that I would opt for a transplant in the knowledge that our sight is the most valuable of senses and if I had even a glimmer of hope that it would be restored I would gladly take it. I am sure that this is of no help to you whatsoever but maybe the consultant could put you in touch with people who have undergone this particular procedure.
Tina, what great news for Mick, losing so much weight in a short space of time is worrying but you seem to be heading in the right direction with good old fashioned home cooking and love.
Pam, how awful for you, maybe next time that you decide to play with your bush you will use gloves:-)
Maria, yes, the countdown has begun! Yvonne is sorting out the tickets for us, what day will you be attending, maybe we could meet up?
I'll leave you all now, I've got one eye on the cycling and I think we might have a chance of gold:-)
Sending my love to all my blog buddies, including Yvonne, Beth, Rebecca, Jan, P, pat, Elaine, Lorraine, Linda, Frances, Alison, Tracy , Wheely Bad and anyone who needs a hugxxx

Crafty hugs


Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & everyone
Two stunning cards love them both but the first one just a little more.
The red just makes it pop. Thank you for sharing Sue.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Hello TRACY my lovely friend wow you been buying some lovely crafty goodies
You so deserve them sending you Big Hug's xxx

Elaine & Andrew sending you both Hug's xx

Tina glad Mick is improving sending Hug's

Wheelybad hope your ok Hug's & cuddles for

Crew Trish pleased you got sorted xx

JULIE sorry I don't know anyone that had eye transplant but if it gives you your sight back
Would be worth thinking about. As others have said ask the hospital Dr. if you could talk to someone who has had it
But it will be your choise. Big Hug's

BETH missing you hope your ok love Lynda xx

Hug's for everyone & my good friends xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I just love your twofer Fridays I think the first is my favourite. Pam I am so glad everything is alright though watch that finger thorns are nasty things. Elaine fingers crossed for Andrew on Monday.

Tressa said...

With two such lovely but contrasting cards, it would be difficult to decide which is the favourite. However, I think my preference is for the first as I tend not to go for religious cards. Having said that, I can think of a number of friends who would appreciate receiving he second one.


Betty McAlister said...

Two very beautiful yet so different cards today. Would choose the white with the red poinsettias as my favourite but your background rays behind the Angel are fabulous. Not sure I could ink them so perfectly - thought it was an embossing folder. X

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue two beautiful cards and so different but both shout Christmas. Really difficult to choose a favourite.

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
Not one but two beautiful cards, you really know how to spoil us! Not that I am complaining! Love you them both. Thank you for sharing you really are one special talented.lady.
Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Muriel said...

Hi Sue and all
both beautiful cards with number one a definite on my list of special makes,
Muriel x

Unknown said...

Fabulous cards today, unable to choose between them


Love2papercraft said...

Laine - first time in months I've been able to pop in and read a bit of the blog. I can't tell you how it warms my heart that you've not forgotten me! Or maybe I'm being egotistical and you are referring to another Rebecca lol! Either way, I think of you and other Wonderful Wilsonettes often with such fondness. I miss everyone so much and hope that one day I'll be able join in regularly again. I guess one positive thing about my absence is to think of how many delightful cards & videos I'll get to catch up on! Big hugs :) Rebecca in Colorado

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards. Should I be thinking of making my Christmas cards? So many ideas buzzing in my head! need to become focused.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both stunning cards but the poinsettia is gorgeous and definitely my fav.

CraftyJo said...

They are both so lovely

Dawn Holben said...

OH Wow Sue, these are both beautiful and it is difficult to chose a favourite
but i think the first one just beats the second one by a fraction.
The greeting die is fab as i love the way you have designed it.
i love looking at your christmas cards and am always pleased to see them long
before december.