Friday, 23 September 2016

Christmas Double Days

Hello all!  Double the fun today with two more Christmas cards!  First up, I used the inner die from the Poinsettia Mini Background and cut three panels across.  There is a very thin strip of card between each, but the centre covers it up.  I left a large margin and added mounting foam to the back of it.  I added a strip of white pearls all the way around the edge (I cut the double strips down the middle to use a single row all the way around).  I mounted it over our Ruby Red card.  For the focal element, I cut the Holly Octagonal die in both white and black and offset the black behind it as a shadow.  I cut the centre of the Ornate Holly Framed Peace die and added a red backing then cut the inside of it to create a frame.  I added mounting foam and raised it over another piece of white card.  I cut the peace die in both white and black and shadowed it and glued them into the centre of the frame.  Both pieces were added to the centre of the card.  I added pearls to the flower centres then completed the card with white, red and black mats.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  9 1/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

Card number two uses our new Midnight Blue pearl card (I know it looks like it is black in my picture, but when you scroll down you can see the shimmer better in the other pics.)  I cut the outer die from the Poinsettia Mini Background this time in white.  I backed it with the Midnight Blue Pearl card and then cut the centre out to create a frame.  I added mounting foam to raise it for dimensions.  I cut the Holly Octagonal die (same as in the first card) and cut it in half and mounted it to the insides of the frame sides.  I stamped a sentiment and centred it in between the die cut and mounted the frame over it.  As an accent, I cut the Christmas Rose die in white and added the centres in a pale pink and cut the leaves out of a ale green.  I seated the flowers on some white satin ribbon and mounted them in the lower corner of the card.  I completed it with white and blue mats to match and of course my usual paper piercing done with my piercing ruler.  The finished dimensions are 5 3/4" x  7" in size.  Two completely different cards done with the same basis dies.  I hope this will give you a few ideas for your own cards going forward.

I forgot to mention that I am doing the One Day Special tonight at 8pm on Hochanda.   It will be the first set of shows featuring my Christmas 2016 die release, so if you need some inspiration for your festive cards, you shall have it! LOL  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous cards Sue, just lovely. No 1 just edges it for me, the flowers swung it.
June, you are braver than me, I would go for full knock out, hope pre assess goes well.
Norah, it's wonderful hearing how Harry and Stephs Lottie are doing, keep the stories coming girls.
Tina, it is very sad to hear that Mick has lost so much weight after all your efforts, he is a tall man so that weight is way off for him. We will always been here to comfort and support you.
Tina T, I hope Peters treatment goes well. I was speaking to my friend at work and her husband is responding well to his treatment, and you are also not well, take care.
Big hugs to Tracey, hope you feel a bit more settled now.
Elaine, as always keeping my fingers crossed Andrews treatment starts soon.
Hugs to all.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue Another two stunning christmas cards today love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

Dragonsnap2 said...

Two beautiful cards. I think the top one has the edge for me as I love the colours.
My dies didn't arrive yesterday - hopefully today.
D x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, two really lovely cards, great combination of dies, looking forward to your shows. Have a great day. Bx

Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards Sue, love the midnight blue card. Have a nice weekend everyone. JJxx

auscrafts said...

Two more gorgeous cards for christmas

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful cards and such different styles to our usual run of the mill Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing Sue, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous Christmas cards love them both and the new midnight blue card is beautiful.
Nancyd xx

Yvonne19856 said...

Good morning Sue. Two beautiful cards again. Love the colours. They are truly stunning. Xxx said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, both cards are beautiful.
I love the Lacey backgrounds.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two totally stunning cards, it's hard to believe that they both are made with the same base dies. Looking forward to your show tonight but I'll have to record tomorrow's as the day has arrived where my daughter leaves for university. Hugs to . Sue xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Two very smart Christmas cards. xx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful cards really love both of them but I think number two is my favourite x

Netty The Runner said...

These cards are fab. Can't wait to see ODS on Hichanda, just know I'm going to love it all x
Annette x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all.
Happy Autumn!!!!
Thank you for two fantastic ideas using virtually the same dies and techniques although different colours. Love number 1!!!!
Thank you all for your good wishes regarding Peter at the moment ha is ok in himself but is still not sleeping great. But he is more positive and has started planning ahead . It's our 37th wedding anniversary next week so has a told me to book a table at a restaurant we like, so I have done!!!!!
Love and crafty hugs to all,
Tina T πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

Wacki Macky said...

Wow 2 beautiful cards Sue, you're spoiling us again!

Thank you,

Pearl xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards today. They are both stunning.
Barbara V

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

Morning all
Great cards again Sue I really like the second one xx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. 2 great cards. Can't pick my fave today as they are both fab. Love that blue card.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
I love your double days, such a treat to wake up to! Two fantastic cards, love the new midnight blue pearl cardstock and christmas rose die.x

Anonymous said...

Both lovely cards today, Sue, really can't pick a favourite. Love poinsettias, love Christmas roses - love love love!
Well wishes to the menfolk having a tough time, hoping for better days ahead.
Maureen K - thanks for that - not! Consigned to the dustbin of history... gotta laugh though.
Hugs to all our missing friends. Wheely - worried for you.

'P' in Wales

Unknown said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards but I think the first one is my favourite
Kathy B x

Barbara (C) said...

Two beautiful cards. Double inspiration!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards. I love the midnight blue card. I'm thinking shimmery night skies! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

lilian said...

Hi Sue, two wonderful cards today, love the flowers.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's cards are gorgeous I love them both. The dies are amazing. I am looking forward to watching your shows this weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Debra K. said...

Two wonderful cards! The first is my favourite, I just love the poinsettia background on it but the blue pearl card looks gorgeous on the second card. Debra x

Chris Curry said...

Two lovely cards Sue, showing different ways to use the same dies. Great idea. Think I prefer the first to the second one but both pretty. Thank you. Xx

Annie Stamps said...

Love the double days Sue. Both cards are stunning. I think the first one is my favourite by just a whisker.

Will have to pin them for reference :-)

Annie P

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Two gorgeous cards can't choose a favourite.I'm looking forward to your shows.
Jan x

Suemac said...

Two stunnng cards

A Happercrafter6 said...

Two overly cards but the first has the edge for me. However the midnight blue card is gorgeous.

dj said...

That blue card does have a lovely shimmer!!!

Doreen x

PharmacyMichele said...

Two gorgeous cards, too difficult to choose a favourite today.


Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, two absolutely gorgeous cards today!!! Can't choose!!! Won't choose!!!
Love them both!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

JAO said...

Love both cards, but I would really must add the first cards mini poinsettia to my list.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Two absolute beauties that I just can't separate - rather like the Holly Ornate frame set that clung onto the Rectangle Noble die set last week at my craft shop ! I really love the delicacy of the holly dies this year Sue, there is just something that makes me smile when I see samples made with the background, frame and tags, they are really pretty, in fact they could be used for winter birthday cards too, I tend to make some of my December birthday cards a little wintery so these would be ideal with added bling like iced snow and diamond sprinkles, can't forget the bling on frosty looking holly now can we lol. Oh Sue, what ARE you doing to my head, I really HAVE to save for the rest of the Peirced Noble dies, and you keep tempting me with all these festive and brand new collections !! Lol Maybe I should try hypnotherapy to make sure I'm not tempted to buy anything else until I've got what I need rather than want, what do you think ?
It's my market day Sunday, still have cards to re-stock to replace those that sold last month, and Arthur has decided to strike my left hand which makes using my mangle incredibly uncomfortable, and my grip virtually impossible, so goodness knows how much extra time it's going to put on making what I need to (it takes us a decent amount of time to make just one card when our hands are less painful let alone when you have painful claws to work with) !! Oh well chuntering and woe is me'ing won't change a dam thing so I need to get my back bone sorted and 'man up'
I'll send my Friday hugs send my love, and look forward to your shows 😊 xxx

Unknown said...

Both cards are gorgeous

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two absolute beauties today

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Two amazing cards, I really couldn't choose between them. Looking forward to your shows.

Love Rosemarie X X

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,I love your double days . Its to difficult to choose between them both are beautiful . I am hoping you will have them on display on Hochanda tonight . Will be watching .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

BenteS said...

Two stunning cards!
I have no special favorite this time, they are both so beautiful!

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I love double days and you have produced 2 stunning creations, I like both of them in their own right so am not going to choose.

Tina and Mick - it is such a shame that Mick has lost this weight as I know he has been trying to keep it on what with all the Macdonalds and chocolate etc., I hope you can have the conversation and work with him over the weekend so that he does accept the peg being fitted, the drs. would not suggest this if it was not necessary. It is also very hard for you so you must try and take more care of yourself. Sending special hugs to you both xxxxx

Norah, Harry sounds quite a handful, but they grow up so quick as we all know, before you know where you are he will be opening the doors for you. xx

Tracy keep up the good work xx

Elaine, Andrew - hope the hospital visit for swabs etc. went well and the treatment starts soon. Yes Tuesday afternoon is the pre-assessment.

P in wales - you can watch Hochanda anytime on your PC, tablet, mobile as long as you have the internet, I know it is not ideal but it is better then nothing, I don't have freeview on my TV so always watch it on my PC.

Tina T and Peter - I am pleased to hear that Peter is much brighter know that you know what is going on, sending lots of hugs xx Also I didn't realise that you needed a knee replacement as well, I thought that everyone had the tourniquet whilst they were under, I know when I went to the joint school (where they tell you all what is going on etc.) they said that it is used to stem some of the blood flow whilst they do the op, which is why lots of people have a lot of bruising afterwards, I know my friend earlier this year had it done and she had a massive bruise all different colours right round her leg and she was told it was due to the tourniquet and is quite natural and nothing to worry about. I hope you have the date soon so that you can be without pain......says me who is so scared of mine which is coming up fast.

Pam, I will definitely go for full knock out, I don't want to know anything about it.

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

hettygarlick said...

Two more absolutely gorgeous cards. Stunning!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- two wonderful cards today and both would look superb hung as pictures. Both cards are amazing and I can't choose between them. Looking forward to your shows, best wishes

Marion Bull said...

Gorgeous cards - both of them. Hard to choose but I think I favour the second one and I love the blue pearl card!

Maggie B xx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue two beautiful Christnmas cards this morning i coulden't pick one over the other
Have a lovely day .x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue two beautiful Christnmas cards this morning i coulden't pick one over the other
Have a lovely day .x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue two beautiful Christnmas cards this morning i coulden't pick one over the other
Have a lovely day .x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous cards today, I love them both :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Two absolutely stunning cards !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Clai01 said...

Both gorgeous cards i really can't choose a favourite either ? Stunning as always. x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, two super cards, I shall have to have another look at the poinsettia mini die, love from Jackie xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Two absolute beauties today - just love that triple-cut mini poinsettia background on the first card and your clever use of the Holly Octagonal die as embellishment inside the frame of the second...and that Midnight pearl cardstock is fabulous!

Looking forward to your ODS shows tonight and tomorrow...


crossstitchmarg said...

Wow Sue,
Two gorgeous cards today.
Love them both.

SassySaz said...

Stunning two cards - so inspiring thank you Sue x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two Beautiful Christmas cards love them. Thankyou for the inspiration.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Two more absolutely gorgeous cards Sue, love both.
VC x

gwen70 said...

Hi Sue these cards certainly have the WOW factor, love them both

Unknown said...

Oh sue tees cards are so beautiful love them the dies the colours wow !!!!!i too need to get the second set of ovels so I'm saving hard for them can't wait till Christmas can't invent a birthday lol. Thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxxxxxx

Anne said...

Two great cards, Sue. Love the way you have used the holly octagonal die in the second one.

Anne (Northampton)

Unknown said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful card, I love them both could not choose a favoutite.

Jane Franklin said...

Such a stunning double and both are my favourites. The colours are fab and that blue is gorgeous. Luv jxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today & it just goes to show that using the same dies you can get different looks. The second one is my favourite but then again the first one is lovely too. Yvonne xx

hollyberry said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love the first but love the bouquet on the second.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue,
Two really beautiful cards this morning and I would find it very difficult to choose a favourite.
All the dies you have used are very detailed. I especially like the Mini Poinsettia background and the gorgeous new midnight blue pearl card on the second plus the contrasting flowers!
It is another lovely morning here in West Sussex, long may it last!
Lesley S x

Beryl said...

Two beautiful cards Sue.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Two stunning cards, love them both. Looking forward to your shows tonight and tomorrow. Marion S x

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love both these card and the delicate lace look!
Autumn is here and all the colours are changing beautiful time to watch the leaves changing!
Mowed one of the lawns yesterday as it was dry, today (what Steph calls Arthur ), is visiting me! O Dear!
Old age doesn't come alone!
Love Marg

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, love them both.
Thanks for sharing,

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Both cards are very beautiful. love Jean Z xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
good job we don't have to pick favourites - both of them are exquisitely beautiful. Can't wait to use the Christmas Rose, too.
Hugs, Rose

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards, love them both.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Scottydog, said...

I had forgotten it was Friday so it was a lovely suprise to see two beautiful cards this morning. I think number one just edges it for me, but there again ......................! Thank you Sue. Hope to watch you on HOCHANDA via the Internet as they are not on Freeview at the moment. It seems to happen every time you are on Sue!

shabbycraftcabin said...

Wow 2 beautiful cards today. I love them both. Ivy C x

Diane Green said...

Good morning Sue
What beautiful cards this morning, love both of them so it's hard to choose a favourite. I do like the look of this midnight blue shimmer card, isn't it gorgeous. Noe I don't need any more card really but this one might have to be looked at - just in case!! There's a real autumnal feel thus morning, the spiders webs are looking lovely - I don't like spiders but the webs in the garden are rather lovely.
Love Diane G xxx

Sending hugs to Tina and mick, what a shame micks weight is dropping after all your hard work xxx
Elaine and Andrew hugs for you too xxx
Tina it's good to hear Peter is looking forward now, you will both enjoy the meal next week xxx
Tracey sending hugs xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Both lovely, Sue - can't decide between them.
Many thanks,

SizzlingSuzy said...

I really like these cards. They show me ways of using the poinsettia background and now I know how stunning it can look. I have ordered the octagonal holly die, should be with me very soon, and I guess now I have to order the poinsettia background die. Thank you for sharing these cards on the blog.


Kim Dibben said...

Stunning cards Sue xx love Kim D

val said...

Beautiful card Sue xx

val said...

Beautiful card Sue xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two gorgeous cards!
Rosemary xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Two lovely cards. The second one is my favourite though.
Evis M.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous Christmas cards. I like them both but the second one a little more because of the gorgeous flowers.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Both of your cards are outstandingly beautiful, Number 1 just has that edge for me if i was to pick a favourite.

Pam thank you for all your encouragement and support,Andrew has an assessment on Tuesday and treatment hopefully starts on Thursday next.

Tina T , it is good that Peter is more positive and planning .

Tina and Mick , sending big hugs to you both at this difficult time.

June , You would not be human if you were not scared,but i am sure you will be just fine .

Diane Green , thank you for your good wishes , take care. xx

Sending big hugs to all
Take Care
Elaine H X

Craftychris said...

These are both so beautiful! xxx

Paula said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, it's so hard to choose just one but I think the first card just has the edge. There again, the second is as beautiful, just in a different way. :)
Hugs to everyone in need of them today,
Paula x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Two gorgeous cards today, hard to choose but the colours of No. 1 sway it for me.
June Smith, I think I would consider having a body double for the op ha ha. They'd have to knock me out as well.
Thinking of and sending love to:-
Tina and Mick,
Elaine and Andrew,
Tina and Peter,
and last but not least, Tracy.
and anyone else who is having a bad time. Marg as Bette Davis said "Old Age Ain't For Cissies" and there's truth in that!!!
Maureen xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! Two absolutely stunning cards and I couldn't possibly choose a favourite I live them both equally.
Hugs x
Heather T

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love, love, love both of these gorgeous cards and could not possibly choose between them. I have the poinsettia background so will have to see if I can create something similar.
Looking forward to your shows and will set the recorder as well as I have to be out tomorrow morning.


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two equally stunning cards, couldn't choose between them but I do like the pearl card a lot.

Sending big hugs to everyone

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, two beautiful designed cards today I can never know where you get such fabulous ideas from, but these cards are just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue

A great big WOW here! Both are stunning but I so love the first card, the delicate background die displaying the red underneath it is beautiful.

Hope you have a good weekend

June x

Anonymous said...

Two more stunning cards today Sue. I wish I had half your talent.

aka stitchingranny

Heather said...

These cards are so nice, I have used the octagonal holly die quite a few times already, it is very versatile.
Kind regards Heather

Karen Drew said...

Two stunning cards. Can't choose between them
Love double day Fridays
Karen xx

SueJ said...

These cards are lovely, just perfect for Xmas.

Betty McAlister said...

2 gorgeous cards Sue. Second one is my favourite. On holiday now so short comments. Unfortunately l'll miss your show X

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards.
B xx

Glenharon said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Oh Sue, how could you be so cruel as put two equally stunning cards up for us to choose from, becuase i have given up and give them equal first place, lol. I love the dies that you have made this year for christmas especially ALL the ones with holly, poinsettias or snowflakes or all in one go, they are so stunning but i need to wait until after my wee holiday down to Carlisle to meet my beautiful friends again next month, i just wish that the two days were two weeks as we have such a fantastic time. Thank you flower for two stunning works of art to brighten up the weekend, take care lovely lady and i will be recording you tonight as i will be out.
Girls, my lovely little cherub can already reach the door handles in my house because he is just so tall for his age. We have had to put him in some 2-3 years old clothes just for the length and put elastic in the waist where there isn't already as even with his nappy he can't keep them up without it. I am going to look out Rory's old braces from when he was little to try and solve part of the problem. He is starting to speak quite a bit now and his favourite is "Ready, Steady" but he can't say "go" yet which is the easiest of all the words in my mind. I got an 8ft swimming pool for him in the sale in Debenhams for him for next year, but his Grumpy says that it is going to his house and not ours as he doesn't want it killing off his grass. Now this is gardener of the year - not, as it takes him all his time to go out and cut the grass never mind anything else, so i find that funny, never mind it will keep the wee fella cool in the summer, but at least along with his clothes and wee bits of toys that i have for him, that is Christmas sorted out, just the Rory, Auld greetin' face, Ryan and his parents to get for as i have Kirstens in as well.
Well i won't say that it's all that nice a day up here but at least at the moment it isn't raining, but you can definitely tell the change in temperature today. I will send love and hugs to all Wilsonettes that need or could do them,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely Christmas cards today, using the same dies. I must say No 1 is my favourite.

Unknown said...

Lovely cards today as always, really like the look of the holly octagonal die, so think that's next on my list!


in Sheffield

Unknown said...

Hi sue.
Two beautiful stunners but the blue sparkly card for me just pipped it as my favourite. Can't wait for ur shows this weekend. I made the red star card after watching the ally pally demo. I'd forgotten I had that red glitter from last year am not used it. Have to say it looks way better in real life than on TV lol xx

Both Tina's and Elaine. Thinking of u all every day sending healing thoughts and warm wishes x

Norah had a giggle at ur gardener of the year comment. That's something my hubby would say but it's me who actually does the garden as he has severe hay fever.

Diane. Maureen and pam and Laine and Yvonne and anyone else I've forgot Thanks for the daily hugs they go a long way xx

Love to all who needs it xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Two really lovely cards today - I can't decide which one I like best. I particularly like red and white for Christmas but I also think the dark blue and white together look really smart. I do have most of these dies so I really must give these cards a try.


Brenda said...

Hi Sue,

WOW Two fantastic cards for us today, I love them both equally.
I must get some of that Navy/dark blue card.
Looking at these cards I can see no dies I would love to own-Wish List has been added to!

Take care, love Brenda XXX

Brenda said...

OH dear predictive text got in the way there. That should say I can see SOME dies I would love to own.
Sorry about that Sue. XX

julie laz said...

Hi sue, well I have to say it's card number 2 for me I love it, the colour, the flowers, just love it, crafty hugs Julie xxxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue xx hazel

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning cards and dies Sue great design you did.

gr karin van eijk

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards. Thank you for the inspiration.
Looking forward to your shows on Hochanda.
VΓ©ronique L

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two lovely Cards. Great dies and colour schemes. I particularly like the Poinsettia Mini Background on the first and the Christmas Rose die on the second. Thanks for sharing.

Shame I am on freeview and will not be able to watch you on Hochanda, I will be so pleased when they finally get sorted.

Best wishes

Tressa said...

Two lovely cards. Won't try to pick a favourite as there are parts of both that stand out equally to make me say 'wow'.


sandieann21 said...

Hard to choose a favourite between these two. Both lovely. The midnight blue card is a great addition to a crafter's stash.

barbara macaskill said...

Two more stunning Christmas makes!! Both are totally amazing!! My favorite is the second one even though I love the mini poinsettia background on the first one!! TFS!

Leanne said...

WOW!Stunning cards.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Two beautiful cards sue x love the detail in the poinsettia die and the blue pearl card is stunning x thankyou sue for your inspiration and really looking forward to your shows x
Sending healing hugs to tina and mick , tina and peter , elaine and andrew ,yvonne and laine , tracy and wheely bad xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Double Days are "double the fun"! You are an amazing card maker with all the ideas you come up with using the same dies. Awesome. Looking forward to watching your shows on hochanda this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Sue. Its that time of the week again where you show us two of your stunning cards. They are both beautiful in there own right. The holly dies are gorgeous but No2 does it for me because of that navy card and those fantastic roses. You are giving me some great ideas for my christmas cards and to do some napkin rings for the table at christmas. Looking forward to your shows tonight and tomorrow but my purse is having a bit of a wobble after been opened so much after buying so many of your new dies but i am sure there is something that i will NEED from your shows LOL. Hope everything goes well for your shows and that you have a lovely time.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous holiday card!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both beautiful, but love the peace card particularly...

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, both cards are absolutely stunning. Keep up the great work!

Lori from Canada

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another two beautiful cards today. I don't think I can choose between them. Anyone would be delighted to receive these. Looking forward to your shows. Love Alison xx

Janet Wilson said...

Both cards are fab!

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

What beautiful cards. I think I like the red one best, but it's a hard choice to make as I really like the rose spray.

Love Helen xxx

gailgale said...

Both are gorgeous cards!!!!!

Narrowboat girl said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue. Both would get pride of place on my mantlepeice

Nana on the Hill said...

What beautiful elegant cards! If anything half as good arrived in my post l would be thrilled.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue I do love Fridays as we get two beautifull cards to inspire us and today you have really spoilt us. I cannot decide which is my favourite , l must love them both

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Rather late commenting today bothcards are absolutely beautiful love them both. And I did manage my first Christmas card yesterday. It turned out very glittery which is very unusual for me.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love double Fridays you are so talented and to see you on tele tonight and tomorrow what could be better. Elaine Finally Andrew has hopefully a date to start his treatment.

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, two absolutely beautiful lovely cards it's difficult to pick a favourite, so I won't, telly set to record at 8 o'clock so I don't miss a thing, hugs to all Johanna

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, two absolutely beautiful lovely cards it's difficult to pick a favourite, so I won't, telly set to record at 8 o'clock so I don't miss a thing, hugs to all Johanna

liz spooner said...

They are both rather gorgeous Sue.xx

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What an awesome couple of days for creative excellence, whilst I didn't have an opportunity to comment yesterday I did have time to watch the tutorial in between packing and leaving for the airport, and all I can say is that I was blown away. The design and the colour palette used were exceptional and I will be making every effort to recreate this little beauty....just have to get all the dies involved first:-)
I love nothing more than seeing your festive offerings so today was a double delight. I contemplated long and hard over my favoured design and could find nothing to separate them, their exquisiteness is incomparable and the dies used are gorgeous. I love how you have used the holly octagonal die as an accent on card no. 2. More Christmas cards please Sue, I can't get enough of them:-)
Well, I'm back home in Stirling safe and sound with only a few minor scars from my stay at Pixie Palace. Just when I thought the trip was going to plan, the flight was on time and I arrived in Edinburgh with time to spare, the special service for the disabled let us down big time....we were left on the plane for over an hour waiting anxiously for assistance to arrive:-( By the time they appeared I was flagging big time but the sight of my brother waiting in arrivals was more than welcome. I got home at 8.15pm after over six hours travel and collapsed in a crumpled heap totally exhausted by the experience. Revived sufficiently enough to welcome my babies, Brodie was his usual tarty self and offered cuddles on tap but Darcey gave a salutary purr before remembering to make me suffer by disappearing outside in disgust. I thought her disdain would extend into the night but all it took was a good old brush and cuddle and she settled down to sleep with me like an angel all night long undisturbed:-) Boy, I missed them.
Just for a change I'm going to be nice to Yvonne and thank her for being such a great host. She provided delectable goodies on tap as well as decent eye candy but most of all she enabled me to meet my hero Sue and for that I will be eternally grateful.....and despite her threats I spent very little time under the stairs and on the naughty step:-)
Gosh, it's eight already and I don't want to miss Sues show so I will wish you all a good night and I will catch up more with you all tomorrow xxxx

Crafty hugs


granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Bit late checking your blog today, it's only seeing you on the tv that reminded me. Lovely card. SueL x

Theresa said...

both beautiful cards. and that midnight blue card is so brill and lush, i have been using it recently. hochanda is off freeview so will only watch on computer when i can :( hugs xx

Suebak said...

Two lavish cards but not too difficult to achieve, I'm hoping! Love the red and navy with white and the added shadows make all the difference. Thanks.

Susan x

Dawn Holben said...

Two gorgeous card sue and christmas ones too yippee
I love looking at christmas cards can you tell lol
I really like both of these and the dies used which i have a couple of them.
I really can't choose a favourite as i love them equally.

Jean said...

Another beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

What has happened to Hochanda and your show tonight ? No traceof it on freeview. That is the second time I have missed your shows ! Sorry to say the television nearly got kicked out - then the internet went and it nearly went the same way as the telly !!!
Well what do you expect a girl to do with NO SUE WILSON.I just love your shows soooo much. Lynda Hall said...

Love the first card Sue - just amazing! I have no Hochanda either Lynda - thought they were moving from 1st October, but didn't realise I would have no freeview access before that. Hopefully it will get resolved soon x

ursula said...

Two most stunning Christmas cards.....if only I could make them as beautiful as this.....thanks Sue.....Hochanda sent me a letter said they were finishing on the present channel on 19 Sept and back of Freeview 85 on 1 Oct on their own dedicated channel, in between to watch them on internet......luv Ursula xx

Littlelamb said...

Two lovely cards today Sue. Thank you. Will have to watch your show on catchup. Looking forward to that.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! Absolutely stunning !!! I really love both cards. I think if I had to choose a favourite it would be the first one. I think it is really beautiful. I love all the dies you have used for both cards. Great colours to. The first card looks very traditional which is my favourite kind of Christmas card. Thank you for sharing your stunning cards today. I really enjoyed your show on Hochanda tonight Sue. You were fab Sue. I can't wait to see more of your shows on Hochanda tomorrow. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Barbara said...

Two beautiful cards!
I absolutely love the roses on the second card, they are so pretty.

Eunice said...

Beautiful cards Sue, I can't pick which one I like more!!

Sandy H said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love all the pearls on the first card.
Take care everyone.

sued99 said...

Two really lovely cards. I've used the octagonal holy frame on some of my cards this year. It looks very elegant and cuts so easily!

jennywren said...

Hi Sue
Two more beautiful and stunning cards. Looking forward to your shows.
Jennywren xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Sorry Sue I didn't comment on your beautiful two CCards yesterday only I had a Migraine so unable to comment.still with me.
But I just want to say they are Both exquisite & i love them both
Love & Hug's lynda Brock xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hu Sue
Two stunning Christmas cards I keep trying to have ago in between looking after mick have limited space for crafting due to all the equipment he needs I have lost my large table and coffee table so have to stand in the kitchen or sit on sofa so can only do little bits at a time
Mick had a restless night due to the workout the physio gave him so he's having a very sleepy day today not eaten anything today but there's still later, the peg is a feeding peg that is surgically put direct into the stomach to put feeds and suppliments in when not in mood to eat he has said if he only has to be in hospital a couple of days he will have it fitted
Thank you for all your kind words and wishes I sure need my friends right now
Pam enjoy your holiday and to all my friends I send you all huge hugs
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxxx

jenny Briggs said...

Evening Sue
Lovely two cards touch have made for us

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,

Two beautiful cards, could not just choose one.

Best Wishes
Dorothy of Baldock xx

Unknown said...

Just simply beautiful


Fikreta said...

very nice !
so nice!

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue,crafty hugs Julie laz xxx