Friday, 30 September 2016

Christmas Double Days

Hello crafters!  I have a couple of brighter cards for this week's double day!  The first card is also a sneaky peek at one of the dies on my ODS shows that start this evening at 8pm on Hochanda.  I started by doing a tonal background for the card by using Holly Green Sparkle Texture Paste through the Large Polka Dot Mask on to Rich Brunswick Card.  I left it to dry overnight then added my focal element to the centre.  I stamped the Winter Forest Stamp To Die For and cut it out with the outer die from the Filigree Poinsettia die set.  I coloured it with Distress Markers (Festive Berries, Forest Moss, and Evergreen Bough)  I stamped my sentiment and layered it up using the smaller die in the set.  I completed the card by adding red Poinsettias in the corners, accented by Pine Sprig in two shades of green card.  White, green, white mat layers were added to finish it off.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  6 1/2" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

Card number two was one of my last demos from the shows that I did last weekend.  Grab your Pixie Powders to make this one.  I used Midnight Blue, Purple Violet and Peacock Green from the corner of the card and gently squeezed the bottle to get a spray across the card with all the colours.  Do be sure to put some waste paper or wax paper under where you are working as this can be quite messy.  Spritz the powder with water to activate and leave to dry.  I cut both pieces of the  Aurora Star (decorative and then backing), scored all the arms and gave it a 3D look.  I glued it to the corner of the card and added a pearl swirl coming from it.  You could easily add a sentiment in the corner if you like.  I completed the card with black and white mats.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Dragonsnap2 said...

Two beautiful cards. I think the star on blue just has the edge for me - I love the blue background.
Happy crafting.
D xx

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards that are very different. Love both of them.
Missed your shows as Hochanda not of Free view at the moment,but back again tomorrow and so are you! Looking forward to both!

JAO said...

Both lovely cards Sue, number 2 gets my vote mainly due to the fab colours.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, two beautiful cards, love them both, and cannot choose a favourite. Looking forward to you shows. Have a great day. Bx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, I think the 2nd one is my favourite. Yvonne xx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue

love it when you colour in and stamp (Hochanda please take note) as it always looks very professional and natural and yes achieavable with the right techniques and products demoed, so card number 1 for me! got to have that stamp now! sigh x
Those of us that may remember the Sue C and C Creative Expressions stamping shows will no doubt agree with me, how enjoyable it is seeing Sue stamping and how lovely the end result always is, thumbs up to Distress Markers also and our stamping as well as die-cutting super Sue. x

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning Sue.
Another two beautiful cards, but both very different. They are great.
Looking forward to seeing the shows from this evening. Love seeing all your creations. Enjoy your day.

Marion Bull said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue but the blue one has to be my favourite as I love the pixie effect!

Maggie B xx

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, the blue just pips the post for me. JJxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards love the second one and you made it look so easy to get this effect I really have to try it.
Nancyd xx

Denise Bryant said...

Love the tradition red and green combo! And beautiful 3D star!

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two very beautiful but different cards. I love the bright festive colours and stamping on the first but the northern lights background in the second is incredible. Looking forward to your shows and hopefully I'll even get to watch them live this week! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

Two wonderful cards Sue.
I like both of them they are so different I love them both xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Good Morning Dear Sue. What a feast of colour this morning, makes you want to get straight into our 'craft zone' betcha all ready beavering away in yours lol Mrs early bird. As already mentioned above, to watch you stamp and colour is like watching a master at work, as beautiful as watching butter melt into hot toast lol jeez I'm hungry now, but for crafting not breakfast ! These double days and those in between are more than welcomed, not only because they are so gorgeous but orders are coming in left right and centre each thinking they'll be the first to get their order in ! So with 12 orders already in my book I'm starting to fret as I'm finding it hard to get festive, especially as Lottie is approaching her very first birthday and things are being organised for her celebration (or should I say for her parents) as she won't remember a single thing about it !!! But there you go, it seems to be the 'in thing' now and parties at home don't seem to exist there days - showing my age lol and cake smashes are all 'in' what a waste of a beautiful expensive cake AND money ! All the dies I could buy for the price of a modern cake smash I could cry lol anyway it seems I've gone off track again, I need to remember this is an appreciation of an amazing lady who gives us amazing inspiration, dies, and encouragement, so that being said I can't pick a favourite cuz both make me smile equally but in their own way.
Need to ignore how much or little space is left in the box and get recording so I can make a start on my book of horrors lol by the way Sue I'm more in love with the stitched animals now they are walking across Littie's card, they are completely adorable thank you xxx
Have a good day and look forward to watching you work and play xxx said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two very beautiful cards, the first one is cheerful and happy,
The second one looks heavenly.
I love them both.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Can't choose a favourite both beautiful in their own way.
Jan x

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Two beautiful cards today, thank you!!!
No 1 very Christmassy with the green and red. No 2 so lovely - contemporary watch you demo this with Hayley on Hochanda.
Cannot choose between them.
So glad Hochanda will be back on Freeview from tomorrow. Need to Sky + your shows tonight and tomorrow.
Peter and I had a lovely meal and night out last night for our wedding anniversary , this is the first night out or in fact going out since our holidays in June apart from going back and forth to hospital .
Love and crafty hugs to all
Tina T xxxx

Linda Graham said...

Two lovely cards Sue but the first is my favourite,love the traditional Christmas colours and the stamped image,thank you,Linda x

Netty The Runner said...

Two lovely cards. Looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda.
Annette x

Anonymous said...

Do like twofer days, Sue, great backgrounds on both cards and inspiration for the messy ones (me and Tracy etc) with sparkle paste and p.powders! Relieved that Hochanda will be back in time for at least some of your shows.
Sounds like you're making the most of your holiday, Pam, lots of interesting things to do/see.
You OK Laine or scabbied out? Will have to look up a recipe for PP's roasties, all so tempting!
June H - do hope skin graft goes well, thinking of you.
Have two babies at vets for spaying today, well 5 months but still little. Anxious mum time!!

'P' in Wales

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Beautiful cards and both so different. I love the bling from the texture paste in the first and the Pixie powder background in the second is stunning.x

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue both of these cards are gorgeous I love them both. Thank you for sharing. I will be able to watch on Freeview from tomorrow I am looking forward to your shows. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
First that is what I call a Christmas card. Stunning!
Second card......Very pretty and contemporary.
Thanks for sharing.

Debra K. said...

Two fabulous but very different Christmas cards today Sue! I look the texture paste background on the first card along with the stamped focal element but my favourite today is the star card. Such gorgeous colours together and what a clever use of the pixie dust. The 3D star looks wonderful with the pearl swirls. Debra x

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely Christmas cards, I love the traditional colours and look of the first but the more contemporary look on the second one is great too and just edges it for me as I love the background and your beautiful star.
Thanks for sharing,

PharmacyMichele said...

Two fantastic Christmas cards-both stunning but so different.


Chris Curry said...

Two lovely and very different cards Sue. Not sure which to pick as a favourite, I love traditional colours for Christmas but I love what you have done with the pixie powders. Thank you. Looking forward to your shows, especially tomorrow when I will be able to watch once again on Freeview. Xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Two fabulous cards today. I think the pixie powder one has the edge for me. Looking forward to your shows.

Love Rosemarie X X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful but very different cards. I love the traditional colours but the second one is just as beautiful. Can't choose between the two.
Barbara V

Karen Drew said...

Two stunning cards. I do love the effect that you have created on the second card
Karen xx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue fantastic cards this morning both stunning and so different .
Take care xx

BenteS said...

Two very pretty cards!
Love the blue background for the Aurora star :))

Unknown said...

Morning Sue fantastic cards this morning both stunning and so different .
Take care xx

Lydia from Germany said...

I absolutely love the second card. But can't get the Pixies here in Germany and the British shops don't ship there. It's the same with the Color Cloud's. Lydia

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Wow! Love both especially the background of the first. Good luck with the shows. Will try to watch.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards and both so different and I love the colours on both cards, I don't have a favourite as both are so nice
Kathy B x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Oh. What a decision today, my favourite is the first one because your stamps are so pretty but I have to say the pixie powder background is rather beautiful. What a dilemma 😀. Safe journey to HOCHANDA today and enjoy your shows.
Love Diane G xxx
Tina and Peter so glad you enjoyed your anniversary and meal out, it was just what the two of you needed. Xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and Mick Elaine and Andrew and a big hug for Tracey xxx
Pam hope you are enjoying your holiday xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Two gorgeous cards this morning both for different reasons, the first one is very colourful with your beautiful stamping and your skillful colouring in with the fab marker pens, must add some more colours to my small collection lol. The second one for the amazing background colours. Watched you demo the pixie powders on Hochanda last weekend and it looked so much fun. I had not tried the powders but after watching you i had a great day playing with them and your right a little goes a long way lol but it was so much fun just having a play. Sorry i cant pick a favourite as they are both beautiful. Looking forward to your shows and seeing some more of your gorgeous cards.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

A Happercrafter6 said...

What lovely cards. Do like how you've used the pixie powders - something else to have have a go at.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Two gorgeous cards this morning both for different reasons, the first one is very colourful with your beautiful stamping and your skillful colouring in with the fab marker pens, must add some more colours to my small collection lol. The second one for the amazing background colours. Watched you demo the pixie powders on Hochanda last weekend and it looked so much fun. I had not tried the powders but after watching you i had a great day playing with them and your right a little goes a long way lol but it was so much fun just having a play. Sorry i cant pick a favourite as they are both beautiful. Looking forward to your shows and seeing some more of your gorgeous cards.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two brilliant cards, the first one so Christmassy and the star one is so different, hard to choose between them. Sending best wishes

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue,
Oh i love the first card, mainly because it's traditional Christmas colours, i love the contemporary look of the second card too though, it's like almost like a 'Northern lights' look!
Two lovely carfs , thank you for inspiring us!
Looking forward to your shows!

Bluefairy4U said...

Good morning Sue, another two stunning cards. Can I please have a little of your mind. I really don't know how you get all these lovely ideas. Have a lovely day. Big hugs Jo xxx

Wacki Macky said...

More beautiful Christmas cards,

thank you Sue and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

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

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love both these cards, the second reminds me of Northern Lights.
I can't choose between them, sorry!
So glad Hochanda will be back on Freeview from tomorrow.
So looking forward to watching you!
Love Marg

Anne said...

Two beautiful cards, Sue. I think the first is my favourite but it's a difficult choice!

Anne (Northampton)

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue. I do like twofer days .One traditional & one cotemporary. Sorry I can't pick a favourite. They are both beautiful and appealing. So looking forward to watching your shows on Hochanda Gloria(Sidcup) xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful cards. love Jean Zxxxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Two little beauties for us this morning, love them both !enjoy your shows.

Tina T , so pleased you and Peter had a lovely time.

Andrew had a long day yesterday he got to Hospital at 8.45 am ,had injections into the sten/needle for sickness, Diarrhea , etc he then had to wait for an hour to see if he had any reaction, he started the Chemo at 2 15 having two lots ,he finally finished at 7.25 .He says the Nurses and staff were really good so helpful and caring .
He felt ok on ,the way home just tired , that was to be expected .
I will phone him around lunchtime today, just in case he will want to lay in .
Also we have the fund raising for Douglas Mc. this morning my cakes are made i just have to decorate them now.

Hope everyone is well and sending big hugs to all.
Elaine H X

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a super twofer you have for us today - I do love the traditional red and green for Christmas and really like the stamp you've used and that Aurora Star with it's stunning Pixie powdered background would be perfect for those who like to make contemporary style cards, so lots of inspiration for us with these two, thank you!...

I've set up my box to record all your shows tonight and tomorrow.


hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue love them both x xhazel

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Love the traditional colours of the first for Christmas but a big fan of pixie powders too, two beautiful cards.
SueL x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Two gorgeous Christmas cards, very different but I love them both.
Looking forward to your shows. Marion S x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful cards both but I am you g to pick the first as my favourite as I just love polka dots although the blues and purples are my favourite colours x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two fabulous cards, very different. We are always told not to squeeze our pixies so I must watch that show to see you demo it.
B xx

Unknown said...

Two stunning cards

Scottydog said...

Love both cards, so colourful but each a delight in their own way! Think they would both be good batch cards. Will have to try the pixie powders. Hurrah HOCHANDA are back a day early! Just in time for Sue at 8pm tonight! Looking forward to it Sue.

Clare Powell said...

Great cards, love the layout of the first one. Looking forward to watching your show tonight x

hettygarlick said...

Love both these cards. As soon as I saw the first one I went to my craft cupboard, got out the polka dot mask, some green card and the green sparkle texture paste and made a piece of card for a background. I'll be using it tomorrow as soon as it's dry! Love the star one too, but I'm always wary of things like that as mine tend to end up very messy, not beautifully done like yours Sue!

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two stunning cards on offer today, I love the traditional colours of the first but I love the colours in the second card too! Looking forward to your show later but have it on record just in case I'm not back from London in time!
Hugs x
Heather T

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, adore the colours of the 2nd one

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards today. I love them both.
Evis m.

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely, bright cards - especially like the blue one.
Thank you,

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow double days I do like, two gorgeous cards, so different but both equally on the 'top sort'.

Elaine so pleased that everything went well with Andrew yesterday, I hope that when you call him later this morning that he is feeling OK and did not have a disturbed night, when does he have to have another session of the chemo?. Also wish you well and hope you raise lots of money for Douglas Mc too.

'P in wales' hope the vet visit goes well and I know they will gets lots of cuddles when it is over.

Tina T and Peter - so pleased that you had a wonderful anniversary meal, it is just what you needed, hugs to both of you. xx

Thinking of June H - hope the skin graph went well and is not too painful, Tina and Mick, Tracy and anyone else I have forgotten.

Pam hope you continue to enjoy your holiday, are you home soon?

Off to have my flu jab this morning, it doesn't worry me though.

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

Unknown said...

Two beautiful cards today sue sorry can't choose your work is so wonderful thank you love always. Skin grafts went well as the dressings are stiched to my forehead the next few days will be a bit rough thank you for thinking of me xxxxxxxxxxxxx

SueJ said...

Love the Xmas double day, look forward to seeing what you show us.
Today's cards are both lovely, very different but both gorgeous.
I hope Houchanda will work on Freeview over the weekend, missed you last time.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two very different cards, love them both, can't choose a favourite.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, wow both those cards are just stunning and I adore both of the techniques youve used especially with the pixie powders its amazing your very own Northern lights. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two fabulous cards. Looking forward
to watching you on Hochanda.
Rosemary xx

Theresa said...

oh these cards have made me happy this morning. they are so cheerful. the first one is sooooo Christmassy, love it. the second is totally gorgeous and I think it's ingenious how you came up with the idea of the background (watched it on telly), hugs xx

Beryl said...

Love both cards.

Bejay said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant cards today. I think I like the first one the best this week. It reminds me of the Victorian cards...and I love the sparkle paste :).
The blue card is beautiful and I think this can be used for any occasion by just changing the embellishment. Thanks for brightening up Friday morning :)
Bejay xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
yippee, double day today! And your show tonight to show some more fabulous cards, such as the ones on the blog today. Both totally different, both with immense appeal to me. First one because it's a "proper" Xmas card with "proper" Xmas colours, and the second one because of the timeless colours and I'm hooked on Pixie Powders. I can work with them better than with the gilding polishes, can't blend them all that well (probably just me, I've seen marvellous examples of crafters' work).
So....... verdict: Absolutely gorgeous cards - thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Number one is my favourite Sue as it so reminds me of all things christmassy and christmas's from time gone by in my memories. How you have coloured in the focal point is just beautiful and the whole card just says happiness. The Aurora star card would have me in an even bigger mess than normal so i will leave the pixie powders to those that like to get messy. I can do untidy around me upto a certain point but i can't do messy as it contaminates absolutely everything i go near, so i will leave that to the photographs. THank you flower for two gorgeous starts to the day, i hope you have a great day.
Elaine, i am so and this sounds bad but it is not meant to be, but i am so glad that treatment has finally started for your lovely Andrew.Sending him big hugs and i hope that the treatment does it's job thoroughly so that he can get on with living a full and active life. Sending hugs to you as well as the strain of waiting has played havoc with you as well flower.
Tina T, just what the doctor ordered, a lovely night out and what better time than your anniversary, hugs on their way to you as well flower.
Tina, i hope that Mick is being good the now and can i hope that he puts on a wee bit weight and is still eating well. Sending hugs down to you both to keep you going.
Well we have a rotten dreich day up here at the Ochils and since i needed to get petrol when i dropped Rory off at college today, i just got the milk out of the garage instead of going into Asda, as at least i stayed dry that way. What most people can dodge and perhaps get a spot or two on them, i would get thoroughly soaked so definitely the best of two options, lol. Well the kitchen is just about finished with all the tiles, it just needs some grouting and paint work to disguise the joins. The wee bit of walls that are left are getting painted as i am about pulling my hair out with the tiling and i really can't afford to go bald, as it's taken me to get thicker, wavy hair by gaining grey hair. If i'd known when i was a teenager, twenties or thirties that going grey would thicken up my hair and turn it from being poker straight into having a wave in it, i would have wished it happened years before. I definitely think that my cloud had a silver lining to it, its called thicker hair, lol.
I hope that where ever you are that you have a good day my lovely Wilsonettes, and if you can't be good, then please be careful.
Sending hugs to all that need, could do with or want,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Annie Stamps said...

Two lovely cards Sue. I think the second is my favourite. I love the star die and the pixie powders are amazing.

Annie P

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
You have given us two beautiful cards this morning. I think the first card has my vote for favourite, only just, as I love the traditional colours, polka dot mask and your gorgeous colouring. However, I also love the more contemporary second card with it 's stunning background. I bought some Pixie powders at AP and have yet to play!
Have a good weekend, Sue, and all the Wilsonettes. Looks like we will have a nice sunny one here!
Lesley S x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. One traditional colours and the other more modern. I can't chose a favourite as both lovely.

Anonymous said...

Love both cards Sue especially the poinsettias in my favourite colours for Christmas. Have made a note to myself to purchase some pixie powders as the star card shows a beautiful background.
VC x

Pam said...

Two gorgeous cards today, the first bold Christmas colours, the second, my favourite, just, had that beautiful sky background that you excel at.
Tina so glad you and Peter had a lovely meal to celebrate your anniversary and lottery win.
Elaine, that was a long day for Andrew, like Norah said, we don't want anyone to have to go through the treatment but when it is necessary it is a better day that it has started.
June Smith, yes I am having a great holiday, have seen a lot of new places, Stonehenge yesterday was spectacular, it's a pity that you can't get closer to the Stones, they look so majestic. They do need to take the traffic off that nearby road though, that will pollute the site more than the visitors. Went to Poole Yacht Club last night for supper and the Quiz, it was a fun evening. Went over to see a magnificent yacht that is hired out for 190,000 euros per week for 11 guests, crewed by 14 staff. How the other half live ☺️ I will be home Sunday teatime.
June Horrocks, hope the skin graft went well and that you are not in too much pain.
Tracey, hope you are still on cloud 9, don't jump off too early, you deserve this happy time.
Tina and Mick, hope things are going well for you.
Hugs to all.

Kate's Cards said...

Two very different cards and I like them both very much.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards, love them both. I like the contemporary look you have achieved with the pixie powders but I love the first card with traditional red and green and your lovely stamping. I can't see me getting any pixie powders but I do think it is time I caught up and invested in some texture paste as I love the effect. Looking forward to your shows tonight and tomorrow and I hope you have fun in the studio.


Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Two great cards today. The second one just edges it for me, because of the colours I think. But both great.

Want to craft today but have to remove the varnish from two stair banisters with paint stripper so I can sand down later. Still have some emulsioning to do too. Will have to record your show tonight Sue as hubby will be watching the Ryder Cup.

Love Helen xxx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely! I especially like the second one :)

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards, love the texture paste and the stamping on the first but the pixie powder background on the second is stunning. Hopefully I'll be able to record your shows tomorrow if Hochanda is back on freeview, would love to see all your sample cards
Pam glad you've had a lovely holiday and safe journey home on Sunday
Caring hugs to all who need one

Love Pat xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two gorgeous cards, the first one is my favourite.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I do look forward to your double days its always so difficult to choose. Elaine so glad Andrews chemo went well hopefully his next won't take so long. Tina T pleased you anniversary meal went well. Pam enjoying hearing about your holiday.

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely cards :)

Betty McAlister said...

Two fabulous cards Sue. Blue ones my favourite x

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Two lovely Christmas cards today but the red and green is my favourite; the dotty background is gorgeous and your colouring of the stamp is exquisite. Must practise mine. However I like the star and background on the second one too. Hugs. Xx Pauline A

Jean said...

PErfect cards!

Rosie said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards today. I love the colour combination and the dies used.
Love Rosie from Chorley....xx

sandieann21 said...

Both lovely. Have never used a lot of green on my cards, especially as a background. Might have to rethink. Looking forward to tonight BUT it's Ryder Cup time as well. The remote might run out of battery.

sandieann21 said...

Both lovely. Have never used a lot of green on my cards, especially as a background. Might have to rethink. Looking forward to tonight BUT it's Ryder Cup time as well. The remote might run out of battery.

Yorks butterfly said...

Afternoon Sue, two lovely Christmas cards for us today, I think my favourite is the second one but keep changing my mind, as the green background is so different.

Steph Cotterill said...

Lydia. Joanna Sheen ships out and has the Pixies and colour cloud inks so click the 'buy here' button beneath Sue's card samples you may have a nice surprise. Good luck keep us updated if you managed to place a successful order.

Jean Bullock said...

Oh my gosh, these are fabulous! Love the rich colors and layouts. Well done as usual. I pinned them both.

shabbycraftcabin said...

2 beautiful cards Sue. I would go for the Star as it's simple but class. Ivy C x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two fabulous cards. I love the second one because of its contemporary feel and the colours, but the first one is my favourite - very traditional which is what I like Christmas to be. Glad Hochanda is back ( a day early too) so looking forward to your shows. Love and hugs to all. Alison xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

An exciting double Christmas card presentation today. Looking forward to your hochanda ODS coming up. I was able to watch your demo with the second card on hochanda. So glad you told us crafters we can "squeeze" the Pixie Powders to create something so amazing as your card. Having been told to only tap the bottle of Pixie Powders, I probably never would have tried the "squeeze the bottle" technique unless my first impulse got ahead of me and I squeezed instead of tapping.

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,

Love both of these cards the first one is really very traditional Christmas, the second one I really love and am itching to go and play with my pixie powders and hope I get results similar to yours (I live in hope)
Thank you so much for your wonderful inspiration.

Looking forward to the shows, Will have to watch on laptop or iPad as they are not going out on Freeview at the moment.
Love Brenda xxx

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely cards today, I especially love the pixie powder card, gorgeous.

Lori from Canada

Unknown said...

Hi Sue and crafty ladies
love Christmas double days. Saw Sue's demo of the star card on Hochanda and have to say I am very impressed with the pixie powders - I need some!!! I can see why you like them so much Princess P. They are amazing. Love the vintage feel of the first card too.
Just have to say that you lot are so lovely!! Got a call yesterday to say there was a room for FIL and we've moved him in today but the care staff said it was best if we left and leave him for a day or so to settle into his new surroundings before visiting. That was quite upsetting, feel like we've abandoned him but we just couldn't look after him, we both work and he needs 24hr supervision. Hope to see him on Sunday afternoon.
Special hello's to Princess P, Laine, June S & Lorraine, sending hugs to all.
Deb C xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue

Two gorgeous Christmas cards, I love the Aurora Star, my order was delivered yesterday and I'm desperate to use it!

Have a good weekend

June x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two very different and lovely Cards. I like your traditional colours on the first and your lovely florals. Though my personal preference is the colours and simplicity of the second. Thanks for sharing.

I'm really looking forward to the return of Hochanda tomorrow and it will be made even more special because I will be able to watch you craft. I hope you enjoy it.

Best wishes

barbara macaskill said...

Both of these are beautiful but the second one is my absolute favorite! LOVELOVELOVE the Pixie Powder background!! Simply scrumptious! TFS!

Unknown said...

Hi sue and crafty friends.
Great cards today. I'm just loving that pixie powder one tho. I fell in love with it when u first showed it on the blog but I didn't know how u had gone it till I watched ur demo. Then I had a go. It wasn't exactly like urs as I had firework instead of the midnight blue but still pretty none the less.
Powder did get everywhere tho so next time I'll use more paper around it lol

Love to all xx

Suebak said...

Two beautiful cards - one traditional with the second a more modern look gained from the magic of pixie powders. I love them both.

Susan x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful Christmas cards today. I personally love the second card as I love the colours. This reminded me of your aurora borra background you did at Ally Pally last year.

Janet Wilson said...

Two gorgeoeous Christmas cards, looking forward to the show tonight.

Pussycats said...

WOW two breath taking cards as always Sue, I am also looking forward to tonight show. Thank you for sharing with us. Wendy

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Well normally I can't choose a favourite but would probably sway towards the second card because of the main ingredient - yes the pixie powders. Saw you demo this card on Hochanda and was horrified to see you 'squeeze' rather than tap which was completely ignoring your previous advice! Having seen the finished result though I forgive you. Lol x
The first card is also a stunner. Complete contrast from card 2 - much more traditional. I bought Holly Green texture paste at A P and love the result achieved from using it with a mask - I will get round to it!!
Now Wilsonettes please forgive me but I have quite a few things to get done before 8pm and The Highlight of the day - yes our Sue. So I will have to catch up on your news and comings and goings at some point over the weekend.
I hope everyone is OK and ready to enjoy the master at work x
Lots of love to everyone
Sorry to be brief
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I like both of the cards, but I think that the first one in the more traditional colours is my favourite of the two.


KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a gorgeous and a beautiful card Sue.

gr karin van eijk

Barbara (C) said...

Two lovely cards and I like the finish achieved by using Pixie Dust.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the powders on the second one.
Beverley W

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Both gorgeous and colourful

Jan.moogie said...

Really love the colours of your first card Sue and the second one is so so different, looking forward to seeing you later. Just back from a short holiday and you to look forward too what could be nicer, good luck Sue ,hugs xxxxxxxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm home!! I've been on holiday in Spain for the last week so that's why I was commenting at odd times or not at all! It's lovely to home again and in time for your Show Sue! My shopping has been delivered and put away so we just have to have something to eat and then will watch in peace!
Today's cards are truly lovely! I really, really love the first one but I also love the second one! I wasn't able to see you demo it though as I was away! I can see a bit or trial and error here!! I have the Star as I really loved it .
Sorry ladies but haven't had time to read anything yet as we only arrived home around 4.15pm!
Relax and enjoy this evening everyone!
All the very best Sue! Love Myra xx

liz spooner said...

These are both gorgeous Sue, and I can't choose between them.xx

Nana on the Hill said...

Two great cards Sue, lovely the green sparkly one, and the blue background on the second is beautiful too.

ursula said...

I just love these brightly coloured cards, they are beautiful...I am on holiday in Majorca for two weeks....hope to pop in when I can....luv Ursula xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Two gorgeous cards today and I love them both, thank you.
Elaine what a long day for Andrew, good luck with the chemo.
Pam, glad you are having such a good time. Safe journey home on Sunday.
June H, hope you are not in too much discomfort.
Tina and Mick, loving thoughts.
June Smith, hope the flu jab was o.k. We had ours last Saturday.
Myra, I know you couldn't bring me a palm tree back, what about the large shrub? ha ha
love to all
Maureen xx

sued99 said...

Love them both. The second one just has the edge for me. X

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely sue and her crafty crew!

What joy, a twofer festive delight! And what a treat you have in store, two of my favourite products, pixie powders and texture paste so how can I fail to adore these wonderful cards? Choosing a favourite is a real challenge simply because they are both polar opposites in style, card one is very festive in a traditional way with its colour tones, poinsettia and beautiful are such a master at this art, I really wish Hochanda grabbed you for some stamping themed shows because we could all learn a lot from your beautiful examples.....and the texture paste is awesome.....I'm such a fan, and who'd of thought. Originally, I believed it to be a messy technique but boy was I wrong, it creates a stunning, very effective background perfect for a Christmas card. Whereas card numbers two seems relatively straightforward by comparison involving one die and some pixie powders, however, the results are fabulous! Just one question though, how can I now bring myself to squeeze after I've had it drummed into me to only gently tap?:-)Next you'll be telling me the world is actually flat:-)
Apologies for my absence yesterday, Darcey was back up to her old tricks, she knew I had an early start so she took great delight in keeping me awake until after 3 am:-( I struggled through my day valiantly shopping and getting my nails done....oh, the agony.....but found myself really flagging by the evening, I guess I'm not as young as I like to believe:-)
I've had a quieter day today in preparation for my Sue marathon and boy am a excited, I don't care what the ODS is cos I'm buying it regardless such is my hunger for all things festive at the minute. I soak up the wonderful inspiration from Sue like a sponge, so many hours devoted to her and her fabulous dies is a real treat to behold.
P, I hope your babies are recovering well after their ops, I would be worried sick too, it's hard being a parent at times:-) I'm not missing Yvonne, just her scabby potatoes, mine are still a work in progress I'm afraid:-(
Deb, what great news, though it must be bitter sweet for you since it's always hard to have a loved one enter a home. I'm sure that he'll get all the care and attention he needs so try not to worry,hugsxxxx
Pam, I'd love to go to Stonehenge, it sounds mesmerising. I'm glad you're enjoying your break, have a safe journey home on Sundayxxx
Elaine, what a relief to have Andrews treatment finally begin, it's such a long tiring day for him though:-) I really wish him all the best.
Tina, glad you had an enjoyable anniversary dinner, hope Peter is s well.
Cuddles to Yvonne, pat, Maria, Myra, Maureen, Norah, June, Wheely bad, Rebecca, Beth ,Alison Tracy and all who need a hugxxx

Crafty hugs

Laine1972xxx said...

Both lovely cards Sue - the green one edges it for me, but I love the aurora background too! Susan x

Lydia Form germany said...

@ stelphanie cotterill. Thank you for the hint with Joanna Sheen. Could find the pixies but no color cloud. I think I'l mail her to ask if there are leftovers or coming again. xoxo lydia

Leanne said...

Amazing cards!

Tressa said...

Two lovely cards. I wouldn't want to pick a favourite as I like aspects of both equally well. Love texture paste and adore pixie powders as both are such great fun to use and result in great end products as you have shown here.


karenlotty said...

Both cards are glorious but I have to say my favourite is number two. I think it's because being colour blind I struggle with red and green together BUT I have to say one of favourite flowers is a red rose...!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two gorgeous Christmas cards so different and so lovely.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

DeCor said...

Lovely cards. Love how you did the polka dots. My favourite thing is the snowflake s tr as r.

Lorraine Freeman said...

Wow Sue, I don't even like that dark green but you have made it fabulous so guess the first card would win for me but I love the colours on the second and the aurora star is so lovely.
Steph, wow to all your orders. I am going to look into selling some items next year. Fingers crossed for the same success as yourself. Just hope my makes are nearly as lovely as yours.
I have not heard of a cake smash but I hate food waste so don't think I would be a fan.
Tina, so glad to hear that you and Peter had a great evening out.
P in Wales, I hope your furbabies are ok.
Gentle hugs for Andrew, Elaine and I hope your coffee morning went well.
June H, gentle hugs for you too I hope everything heals well.
Norah, so glad the tiling is over hopefully the finishing touches won't take too long.
Helen Bell, hope the paint stripping goes well so you can get back to crafting.
Had a very up and down day but still playing with the holly and poinsettia gemini. Just put my recording of Sue's first show on and PP gets mentioned straight away:) and there is my new fave die.
Happy viewing everyone xxx

Laura O said...

2 fab card and so different ,Laura O

Eunice said...

Both cards are amazing!!! Love what you can do with the dies and the other elements that you utilize!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love them both.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Littlelamb said...

Both lovely cards today Sue. The second one just wins though. Love those colours. Tried to watch your show at 8pm but just couldn't get fed program on the iPad. Will try again tomorrow.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
have to love the twofer Xmas days. The first card is my favourite, traditional colors with a modern touch, lovely ! ! I do like the color in the second one though
Muriel x

auscrafts said...

I can't believe I forgot to look on here yesterday !!!!!! I nearly missed these 2 stunning cards

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards today.
Although I am a blue person normally I think the first card is my favourite. Cannot go wrong with the classic red and green and
the unusual background of dots is just something different to the normal.

Unknown said...

Two very beautiful cards, hard to choose


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great cards, the top one is more my style

Fikreta said...

very pretty cards!
and colors are very nice!