Friday, 21 October 2016

Christmas Double Days

Hi bloggers!  First up is a black and white card that you may have spotted during one of my recent set of Christmas shows.  It is really lovely, I just wish I could have captured that better for you in the pictures!  I started by cutting the Starry night background out of black card that was covered with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing off and covered it with Midnight Snow, then added a piece of Icicle card behind to show the stars and moon.  I cut the Christmas Cottages in white and stacked them below the moon.  I cut a multi layer frame using the Double Pierced Noble Circles and seated it over the scene.  I cut the Noel word and added it at the bottom of the scene.  Using the Triple Line Merry Christmas, I cut a background using it repeatedly and leaving the words inside the actual cut out for a white on white tonal look.  I completed the card with several white poinsettias set off by the black outline and black Dazzler centres.  Holly Branches were used as accents around them.  white and black mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

For card number two, I cut the decorative die from the Aurora Star all over a piece of Cobalt Blue card.  I added a piece of sticky adhesive to the back and burnished Diamond Snow into the exposed areas of the stars on the front.  I cut the piece into three sections and added mounting foam to them.  I mounted them on to another piece of coconut white card to create the background.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with a Pierced Flag die, adding a slightly larger one in blue as a mat.  I cut one more Aurora Star in white, then added it to a backing star covered with a sticky adhesive.  I attached the two pieces then added Diamond Sprinkles to it as well.  I seated the star at the end of the sentiment strip.  White and blue mats with piercing were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Dragonsnap2 said...

Two beautiful cards for today. Gorgeous.
Happy crafting.
D xx

Pam said...

Stunning cards, love them. No 1 by a whisker for me, love poinsettias
Tina I bet that pizza tasted so good to Peter,, so glad his dressing is more comfortable now.
Elaine, hope all went well with the boys visit to hospital. It is lovely that they are so close.
Tracey, have to agree with you about the plates, it's just added expense when you have already bought the machine.
June, how is the physio going, not too much mind, don't want a setback.
Betty, you too, take care.
Wendy, how did you get on?
Tina and Mick, Maria, Wheeley and Billy, Lsine, PP, Lorraine and all who are not well, big hugs and to all on blog.

hollyberry said...

Two really beautiful cards today,can't choose between them.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, both gorgeous cards today but must admit I do like the black and white one.
Nancyd xx

Denise Bryant said...

The snowy scene is amazing, and I love the star die too! Such beautiful details!

Karen Drew said...

Wow!!! Love both of today's cards. Great colours on both
Karen xx said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two beautiful cards, this time it is just on the edge but No1 for me.
Sue I have just seen the preview of your new collection, they are brilliant. Right on top of my list for Santa.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan.moogie said...

OMG that first card is awesome love it love it love it, second card not to bad either. Thanks for sharing Sue, have a great day. hugs xxxxx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Like card no 2 but love card no 1. Fabulous. Had a sneek preview of your new dies coming soon. Bring on a blogathon please!

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. It's the first one for me I think. There are so many different levels to look at and I'm so pleased you have a close up for us. The sentiment background followed by the starry night sky background, then that sweet little village scene nestled in the layers of frames, it must have taken a good few hours from start to finish to finally get this to how you imagined it to be, and the finale of flowers completes it beautifully, i like the 2nd card very much and would make good batch cards im thinking, but the first - elegant sweet and in some strange way, soothing, as it resembles a dark night sky which should portray peace and comfort (for some) although there seems to be more and more people that have a cold starry night sky as their roof these days.
Moving onwards, 2 New Additions blue cards and a pink now completed, then I had a vision in my head that said someone will ask for these in no particular colour as baby hasn't arrived yet but wants something a little 'different' for when. So, all the dies have been cut in white and again in milk in prep for two maybe three more cards for the customer awaiting a family or friend new arrival that the gender is unknown or kept as a secret. Just one problem - it's going to have to be a big final push done in stages as due to all the meds that I'm taking and injecting that have taken my immune system, even a cold makes us feel totally lowsey and that's where I'm at ! To say I was hallucinating last night doesn't come close to the fear I was going through lol I ache from my hair roots to my little toe, so I hope with the help of parrots eat am all, a hot wheat bag, will help me into my craft room and slowly get there cards done, I just hope that I don't feel too off colour Sunday and not be able to get to market as the heating there isn't brilliant either ! At least I have a warm roof between me and a cold starry night sky !!!
Leaving that there, I'm still capable of producing lots of love and hugs so they are coming your way, and to my 'lovely' long standing virtual friends both on and off the blog (you know who you special people are)
Have a good day Sue xxx p.s. the New Additions..... the best ever, thank you xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Card no. 2 is very pretty, but the first card is absolutely stunning. I love it! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Marion Bull said...

Stunning as usual Sue but the first card gets my vote today. It is really fab-u-lous!

Maggie B xx

Linda Graham said...

Two lovely cards Sue,the first is my favourite just,love black and white and the village scene,thank you Linda x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. I love Friday double days! The first card is stunning and only for those special people who appreciate hand crafted cards, I love the way the moon and stars peep through the twinkling night sky. The second one is beautiful too, the way you've lined up the stars even though there's a gap between them is brilliant. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue x xhazel

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, the Friday double days are so full of inspiration. I love both these cards. I really need to try crack on with my Christmas cards, but having been away for 2 weeks for work, really does not help! Take care. Bx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Two stunning cards both with lots of lovely sparkle.
I love all the details and the colour combo in card one, gorgeous!x

auscrafts said...

Two lovely cards ,think the blue one would be my favourite ,because of the colour

Wacki Macky said...

Hi Sue, another two fantastic cards and i love them both - for differnet reasons, but both show off your dies and inspiration to perfection,

thank you so much,

lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl xx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue,
WOW what beautiful cards, love the first one. The lights John Lockwood had on Hochanda would work a treat behind this one. I just love black and white!!!!!
No 2 not sure, still pretty though.
Thanks Pam, he did enjoy his pizza and yesterday stood and made him shepherds pies, he had one for his tea last night, which he enjoyed.
June Smith hope all is going well with physio and you are coping well.
Love and crafty hugs to all,
Tina T xxxx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue the cards today are stunning I love them both. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Two gorgeous cards, my favourite is the second one as I just love anything in Blue.


Debra K. said...

Two fantastic Christmas cards but I LOVE the first card!! A wonderful little scene with the sparkly night sky. Just gorgeous! Debra x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
You have brought us a double WOW today oh how I love black and white cards.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards, love them both.
Jan x

Chris Curry said...

I love both cards but I adore the first one. It has a lot of work to it but definitely worth it for someone special. Thank you Sue. Xx

DeCor said...

Love the first one most especially the poinsettias with the black outline. Am going to try to make the second one as just received this die. Have a good weekend All.

DeCor said...

Love the first one most especially the poinsettias with the black outline. Am going to try to make the second one as just received this die. Have a good weekend All.

Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards Sue, but no1 is my favourite.
June pleased that you are now home and hopefully recovering well. Have a nice weekend everyone. JJxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two great cards today, but I think the first one does it for me. The whole scene is just perfect and gives the feeling of quiet calm.

Love Rosemarie X X

shabbycraftcabin said...

Good morning sue, 2 stunning cards again. Where do your inspirations end I wonder :-) I have to say though the first one is my favourite because its monochrome my favourite colours. Have a great weekend, Ivy C x

JAO said...

Both great cards, number one is my favourite.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue 2 really nice cards but no.1 has the edge for me it is so Christmassy and serene
Kathy B x

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards, Sue, think going for no.1 as favourite today. Very crisp, beautiful.
Tracy - thanks for update, what madness not to have A4 plates. Temptation is drifting away now! Have GC which is behaving and also Cut 'n' Boss which sadly really dislike with all the faffing with plates etc - a bad buy.
Hugs to all poorly ones - especially Steff with market looming.

'P' in Wales

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous cards Sue, black and white has to be fave though, xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Both cards are lovely Sue.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love, love, love, love, love (recurring), the first card, I love everything about this card, and I'm going to try this one, I love it so much.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards, very different, both gorgeous.
B xx

TDQ Karen said...

Both are lovely but since poinsettias are a favourite of mine I am going to plump for number 1 x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
WOW! and WOW ! again , two beautiful cards ,Number one is a winner for me just by a whisker.

Passycats hope all went well yesterday ?

Crewe Trish, Teeth are nothing but a pain from when they come to when they go , lol . The Staff were fantastic says Darren they had a bit of a struggle but it eventually came out , he was taking pain killers last night to help , and he is hoping to go to work today .

June , hope you are in less pain and getting along nicely with the exercises ?

Both my boys did well at the Hospital Yesterday, they came over to visit on their way home, Darren was looking rather pale and Andrew was looking hot and pink but his treatment went well.

Big hugs to all
Take Care
Elaine H X

Sonia Stephenson said...

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

Anne said...

Two lovely cards, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely cards today, I must admit I like the first one the best.
Thanks for sharing

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Two really inspirational cards for us today - love the first with the Cottage Scenes dies and the double circles framing and the Aurora Star card is perfect for batch-making, just changing the colours of the card and glitter, this is one where the dies really do all the work for you...


Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

What a treat today! Love both of these cards, but the first one I like the best as there is so much detail to look at.

Love Helen xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, 2 gorgeous cards today, and I have got these dies so will have a play when I feel up to it.

Not had time to go all through the comments for the past week but I will at some stage catch up, sorry.

Had a better night last night, Colin had to go and get the proper toilet seat and stool for the shower yesterday and that is much better (although the stool is really cold when you first sit on it - brass monkeys spring to mind haha!!.

Physio is going to ring again today to see how things are going and then they will tell me what time they are coming on Monday, every day is a little better but Colin keeps on at me to do the exercises otherwise the knee will cease up and we don't want that.

Hope everyone is getting on OK, special hugs to everyone.

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

Netty The Runner said...

WOW WOW WOW. All your cards are fab Sue, but these two are amazing. I absolutely love both of them.
Annette x

marg said...

Hello Sue
I too prefer the first one, more detail I think!
June I hope you are feeling better being at home!
Wendy how did the interview go ?
Love to rest of you!
Love Marg

Marianne's Craftroom said...

That top one is absolutely stunning, love it

Pussycats said...

Morning Sue and all, two amazing cards to wake up to this morning they are both stunning.

Well I went for my interview , at the start of the interview they told me someone else from Marks got the job. I was gutted and still went through the interview. They left me a room to complete some tasks on my own, got interviewed by two different people and was told at the end that I had passed . They was very pleased with me but for the time they could only give me a weekend job. I had to decline, I don't mind some weekend work not every as I would not to my husband. Gutted but they are keeping me on record.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,,
Two fabulous cards, love both of them! However, the first one for me is the winner. It is simply stunning. I'm sure it would be a keepsake for the recipient and make an appearance every year. Love to all Alison xxx

Unknown said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful Cards and the designs are both wonderful

Have a lovely day
Debs Cards xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Double cards is so exciting. Both cards are exquisite but the first one is my favourite as I love poinsettias. Yvonne xx

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards, really must try the first one as I have the dies and embossing folder

Clare Powell said...

Two beautiful cards, I particularly like the first one x

Unknown said...

Hi sue love both cards getting to like Christmas now thanks for sharing .

Unknown said...

Morning sue and crafters.

Two stunners this morning. The star is really singing to me more tho. Loving the bling on the first card it's so pretty.

Wendy. Glad the interview went well. Shame about the weekends tho. At least ur on file tho that's a good sign xx

Love to all see u the morra xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two fabulous cards today!
Hugs x
Heather T

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, I really love Christmas Double Days and today does not disappoint. My favourite is number one as I think it is so atmospheric, and although the colour is not traditional I think the composition is. Love it.

Beryl said...

Two beautiful cards Sue.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, two beautiful cards, number one edges it for me, it is absolutely stunning. Marion S x

Suemac said...

Two beautiful cards

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, love double day's!!!
No 1 for me!!! It's what Christmas should be!!!
I've seen the next lot of dies wow!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Two super cards, too hard to choose between them!
Thank you for sharing.
VĂ©ronique L

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, two fabulous cards and I love all the depth of the first one. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two,gorgeous cards, the first one is my favourite, love the scene.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Two lovely cards. xxx

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards today, however the first is definitely the one I like best. I love the scene dies, and though my Christmas cards are done for this year you are tempting me to start thinking of next years cards already lol.

Helen x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love both cards but number one is my favourite. love Jean Z xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous cards, both of them but the first one has the edge for me. It is exquisite, a lovely scene, perfectly framed .
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful cards today Sue, the snow globe is my favourite.
VC x

BenteS said...

Both of the cards are so beautiful, impossible to pick a favorite!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity with us every day!

SueJ said...

Two great cards again Sue, love them both.
I have the dies in the top one so will enjoy playing with them.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue

Two beautiful Christmas cards. I love them both but the first one is my favourite, it's exquisite!

Have a good weekend

June x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another great card using the star, a very useful die.
Love the village scene, it's on my wish list, probably won't be able to afford to get it for this years cards.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue what beautiful cards today I really love the first one, a real Christmas favourite but the second one is lovely too. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
June good to hear you are progressing well - ooooh I can feel the cold from here, how about a waterproof cushion! Xxx
Wendy what a shame, know what you mean though about working weekends. It was good experience and they offered you a job, hold onto that thought. Xxx
Elaine tell your son to take arnica tablets it will help his gum heal, good to hear they are both okxxx
Tina good to hear Peter is enjoying his food xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and mick Tracey and Maria xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue two gorgeous Christmas cards. The first has to be my favourite with the beautiful traditional winter scene in white and black and I think would be for special family and friends.

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
What Can I Say Other Than I Truly Love Friday's Espcially When You Share Two
"Extremely Exquisite Beautiful Christmas Cards" I Must Say I Really Love Number One
The Starry Night Background, With Those Adorable Cottages That Can Be Used All Year Round
I Love How You've Stacked Them And Created The Awesome Sky By Adding The Midnight Snow
I'm Lucky To Have Purchased These Particular Dies And The Background Die Cuts Just Beautifully,
Shedding A Small Moon And Stars So If You Cut Out In White You Can Attatch To Other Cards, As I've Mentioned
Before I Use The 2015 Festive Trees Also With This Card They Work So Very Well.
If I Had Only Seen Card Number Two I Would Have Fallen In Love With That One,Also But Number One Edges It For
I Love The Colour Pallette Of Number Two The Colbalt Blue, Also The White Using The Fabulous Aurora Star Die
Just Stunning.
Sue What Can I Say Other Than Thank You For Sharing I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do, You Inspire Me Daily....
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself Sue
From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards but I absolutely love the first one. I have the Cottage scene and poinsettia dies and I am waiting for the Starry Night Sky to come back in stock at my favourite supplier so hopefully I will be able to create something similar very soon.

Tracy - sorry about the Platinum machine, it does seem very silly not to supply full sized plates but then I suppose they want more profit by selling them separately.

Wendy - at least the interview went well and will have helped with some of those first time nerves. It is good they will keep you on file, just a shame that there was no full time position for you now. Don't be too disheartened, onwards and upwards!


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two super cards, love the beautiful cottage scene in black and white it makes a very special card. I also like the more contemporary look with the star and it would make a great batch card although I think I would do it in silver and white. Have only three more Christmas cards to make but have used all my vintage silver and gold card so I must order some of the new pearlised ones.

Wendy congratulations you passed the interview and got offered a job, not the one you wanted I know, so you must be proud of yourself
Steph hope the cold clears up before market day

Hugs and best wishes to everyone

Sandra Annalise said...

I am not really a black and white card person but I really think this is a great striking dramatic this card, my cousin who likes black and white would like this style. I really must start making cards for what people themself like and not what I like!!! Now the blue one I love, blue and white is one of my favourite combinations. I really look forward to viewing your cards every day, it gives me a fresh thought on how to use your dies. Kind regards Sandra

Suebak said...

I love, love, love your black and white Christmas card. Like all the layering and finishing touches. The Aurora Star in your second card is particularly effective cut from Cobalt blue and backed with a light colour. You'd never guess looking at the effect that it is relatively easy to make. Thanks.

Susan x

Bejay said...

Hi Sue,
Two more lovely cards today but I think that the first one has stolen my heart. I love the circle frame and the poinsettias are just to die for...must add them to me list :)
Bejay xx

Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
Two completely different, but lovely cards
Margaret xx

Betty McAlister said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards Sue. My favourite is the first black and white one, a classic, but the blue star one would be good for batch cardmaking I think. Both fantastic ideas.
Tracey, that's a bit like when you purchase a Cuttlebug - you don't get the 'C' plate necessary for cutting dies nor the rubber embossing mat!!
Elaine glad your boys' day went well
Pam thank you for your kind comment. Bad day yesterday but better today, 6 days until stitches out and a replaster. Hopefully more comfortable by then.

Lynne L said...

Wow both these cards are stunning I love them both but think the first one is my favourite I'm still waiting for the cottages die to come back onto stock locally hopefully it will he soon!
June glad to hear you had a better night & the physio is going ok
Wendy glad your interview went alright hopefully they will have a job available soon

Lynne L said...

Wow both these cards are stunning I love them both but think the first one is my favourite I'm still waiting for the cottages die to come back onto stock locally hopefully it will he soon!
June glad to hear you had a better night & the physio is going ok
Wendy glad your interview went alright hopefully they will have a job available soon

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two very different cards, but both stunning.
Rosemary xx

barbara macaskill said...

These are both absolutely breathtaking! You have used my favorite colors and dies too! It is a very close call but I have to say that number one takes the prize in my heart this week! TFS!

sandieann21 said...

Like them both but love the first one. Circles on my list for the NEC

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Another two gorgeous cards. If I was to choose which card I would like to receive it would be the first one. If I had to choose which card to make I would choose the second one.
SueL x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous cards and designs Sue.
Gr Karin

Laura O said...

2 fabulous cards love the look of both of them. Laura O

Jean said...


Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Two lovely cards 1st for special cards the second for batch cards my list for the NEC is getting bigger. Elaine I'm glad your boys made it through their treatment yesterday. Betty sorry your hand is still giving you problems hopefully when the stitches are removed it will get easier. June so glad that each day sees an improvement. Helen so glad the interview went well I am sure the perfect job is just around the corner.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful cards....but the first one has to be my absolute favourite....its just my style!!!

Suzzette Yandle said...

I am so glad you did close-up shots of the Christmas Cottages. I am so impressed with the dimension of the emboss on this die cut. Awesome! The tiny deer gives the cottage scene such personality and whimsy. Love both cards and would like to make each one! Wishing you a beautiful fall weekend. By the way, my friend Judy brought your card she won to card class last night. Oh my, such loveliness and attention to each detail of your card design. All the girls were over whelmed with the beauty of your card. Judy is still on "cloud nine" with having one of your cards.

ursula said...

Wow two very very pretty cards today, love them both...Aurora Star is on order, I must have it, after all the beautiful samples you have shown us using it, will be on my Christmas cards, when I finally get home....thank you Sue ....luv Ursula xxxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
2 wonderful cards sue x the first one has such a beautiful scene with the night sky and cottages its stunning x
Sending healing hugs to all the poorly wilsonettes and loved ones x
Theresa w xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Two beautiful Christmas cards both are delightful

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow wow wow!!!! They are both AMAZING!! Great way to show the new dies matching the less newest! I can't choose a favourite, they have both stunned me!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. These double day fridays seem to be coming around so quickly these days its quite frightning, it means christmas is just around the corner. Todays cards are fantastic, the second one is beautiful and a great one for batch making in gorgeous different colours. The first one is out of this world, it ticks all my boxes. A one to make for special family and friends with a beautiful box to match. Will have a try at making a one over the weekend for my sister. Pre-ordered some of your new dies off my husband for christmas. Have a great weekend Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Narrowboat girl said...

Hi Sue. I have just bought a few of these dies so will be making my own version this weekend as they are both stunning

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, both cards are lovely but the first one (black and white ) tips the scales for me. Hugs xxx P Austen

Annie Stamps said...

Two beautiful cards Sue. Love the star die, it's absolutely gorgeous however you use it.

Annie P

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wilber said...

Sue, both cards are incredible, but like many others, the black and white one is amazing! Thank you for sharing. Not sure if you review all these comments, but I was wondering what stamp set you used for the sentiment on the second card? Thank you!

Janet Wilson said...

Two gorgeous cards, I especially love the framed cottage scene!

liz spooner said...

They are both gorgeous Sue.xx

CraftyJo said...

Wow, two fab cards - both so lovely :)

gailgale said...

These are absolutely beautiful, Sue!
So many fun dies for Christmas.
I haven't even started my Christmas cards yet. I need to get cracking!
You have given me so many wonderful ideas.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely cards.
Beverley W

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm a bit late again! It's been a busy day and it's not over yet!!
However I have to comment on your beautiful cards! They are both stunning - I love the poinsettias in particular in the first card as they are so strikingly beautiful. However my favourite is the second card. It's gorgeous.
I've made 7 Christmas cards so far! Not great is it! I do, however, have lots of Die- cuts and backgrounds waiting for action. One card has already gone to Rwanda! I thought your snowflakes would be good for there as they won't have seen any real ones! Also the card is for a young person!
Love to everyone - will read other posts later! I think!
Myra xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what gorgeous cards these two are. I love them both.
Barbara V

Scottydog said...

Two lovely cards Sue! I have to say number one is my favourite for family & special friends. No 2 would be my choice for batch cards to sell! Thank you for the inspiration.

Sue MacFall said...

Two great cards again - love the dramatic black and white but also the blue.
Thank you,
Sue Mac

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a couple of corkers! I so love our Friday double days particularly when they feature some of my most favourite dies. The first card is far and away my favourite, i have been eagerly awaiting its day on the blog since i first saw it at Ally Pally. Oh my gosh, what is it that is so special about it i ask myself, well, i think that the cute village scene set against the sparkly starry sky is to die for...framing it with the noble circles finishes it off superbly and the poinsettias with the black open petal detailing are gorgeous. Luckily i have all of these dies and will be trying my best to recreate this little beauty next week when i officially make a start upon my Christmas cards.
The second card would be perfect for batch making and offers a fantastic alternative to the more intricate detailing of card no. 1. I love the cobalt colour, it suits the feel of the die perfectly. I'm sure that this will be making an appearance in my batch of cards this year too. Thanks for more fabulous inspiration Sue, YOU are a star!
Whew! I've had a hectic day today and feel well and truly knackered now, but i really wanted to tell Sue just how much i love her designs for today. To be fair, I shouldn't be so tired when all i've done is a bit of retail therapy and have my nails done but i didn't get back until late and with the nights getting darker psychologically my mind said bedtime! So I'll keep it short and sweet just for a change:-)
June, keep up the good work with your exercises, each day will see an improvement i'm sure. Sending hugs
P, your wee boy sounds adorable, are you going to introduce him to the three little musketeers soon, it would be nice for him to have the company. i'm so sorry your favourite vet is retiring, its such a trauma for you and your babies because I'm guessing you have a season ticket to the surgery:-) Hope you connect with another one thoughxxx
Elaine, glad to hear Andrew and Darren are well after their hospital experiences.
Tina, I wouldn't say no to homemade shepherd's pie either:-)
Tracy, you are spot on, they should have provided us with the large plates, I just use my GC plates though and find them reasonably okay...maybe your machine is tighter than mine if that makes any sense, they all have different pressures i think.
Frances, how is hubby progressing after his mini stroke? Hugs
Maria, good luck with the injections, i really hope it does the trick and makes your pain more manageablexxx
Yvonne, hope the boys sort out their differences this time, i bet Jake was livid though:-( Hope an air of calm descends again for your sakexxx
Hugs to all my besties including Pam, Pat, Theresa, Wheely, Myra, Maureen, Norah, Alison, Beth, DEb Cand Rebeccaxxxx


Fikreta said...

beautiful !

Theresa said...

they are both fab cards but the monochrome one is brilliant. need to get that midnight snow, hugs xx

Barbara said...

Two beautiful cards Sue!
I think the first one is my favourite as I am a big fan of frames and love the stitched circles.

Dawn Holben said...

You are spoiling us again sue with two wondeful christmas cards.
I love both of these.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
You have given us two stunning cards today.
I love them both!
Lesley S x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I like both of the cards but I have to admit that I like the first one best, in fact I was so taken with it when I first saw it that I had to go a buy the Christmas Village die immediately.


Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Both cards are lovely!! Love the dies!! Beautiful poinsettia!! The star die cut is very beautiful!!
Moxie Craftie

Brenda said...

WOW Sue, Two fantastic cards! What an amazing lady you are. Your are such a talented lady.. I love both of them. Thank you for sharing. LOL, Brenda xxx

Eunice said...

Both cards are awesome but I do prefer the second one. Stars are my go to Christmas decoration and I love star gazing as well.

Sandy H said...

Two stunning designs. The second card is my favourite as I love stars.
Wendy, well done for passing the interview. Such a pity that the job you were hoping for had already been filled. Hearing that at the start and you still passed!!!
Take care everyone.

Barbara (C) said...

No favourite out of theses two cards as I like them both. May edge towards the Aurora Star though as I have it out to use today all ready.

SHARICA said...

Love both cards but the 1st one is my fave :)

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Anonymous said...

love both cards - but the first one is my favortie-- I love the scene . How did you cut the pierced circle frames? Did you need both sizes of the double pierced circle dies to make the frames ? i really like them but will need to save for a LONG time in order to afford them

the card is gorgeous


doreenj said...

Two more lovely card, not sure which is my favourite . . . .

Doreen x

hotpotato said...

Lovely cards Sue, really love the white on white design. x

Jomada-Dawn said...

What an enchanting Christmas scene!