Friday, 25 August 2017

Christmas Double Day

Hi bloggers!  It's time for another Christmas double day!  There are quite a few pics for this first card as I was really trying to capture the beauty of the Sparkle Texture paste for you. I started by spreading Ocean Spray, Periwinkle and Polar White STP across a piece of acetate.  I set it aside to dry overnight.  Next I cut a piece of white card and used the Frosty Frame to cut an aperture in the middle of it.  I glued it to the reverse side of the acetate with the sparkle texture paste (so the paste was away from the card) and reinserted the die back into the cut out area.  I ran a thin line of dries clear glue around the edge and sprinkled it with Iced Snow and allowed it to dry, then added mounting foam to the back to raise it.  I cut a larger piece of coconut white card and embossed it with the Snowflake Mosaic embossing folder.  I seated the topper on it and added two snowflakes to the corner as accents.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out and added it to the centre of the snowflake tag from the Frosty Frame.  I attached it to the centre of the aperture with foam.  White on white mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  9" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

Card number two was a demo from my last set of ODS shows.  It is a very quick and easy card, great for batch making too.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and stamped my sentiment in black in the lower corner.  Next I cut the Lattice Ribbon die in gold mirror card and extended it to make it longer to fit the card.  I glued it into place along the left side of the card.  I cut several of the Classic Poinsettia dies out of ruby red card and coated the petal with Red Glitter Kiss before assembling them.  I seated them in a cluster on the ribbon lattice and added Berry Boughs cut out of several shades of green card.  A white satin messy bow was added underneath the largest flower and several Holly Swirls cut out of white card were used as accents.  White and gold card mats and layers were used to complete the card.  the finished dimensions are 7"  x 8 1/2" in size.  I hope you have enjoyed both cards today!  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Stunning cards, so gorgeous. Can't choose today, both so beautifully elegant, I love them both.
Myra, congratulations to both your granddaughters on their GCSE and A level results and to all other proud parents and grandparents who have little stars in their families. My granddaughter Rachael is showjumping on Saturday as part of her GCSE PE Sport course, fingers crossed for her.
June, you do have a busy weekend coming up, hope you have a wonderful time and a birthday meet up with your twin.
Elaine, I'm sorry Andrew has not been well this time, he can't fool his Mum although he is trying hard. Big hugs for him and Helen too, special ones for you my lovely friend.
Donita, I too was stunned that you have been in pain and I did not realise, you are always so supportive of others. I hope you have better days and less pain for the future, my dear.
Lynda, enjoy your Hollibobs, why not have some Holijuice, it may do you goods.
Rosemary, are the meds helping, hope so lovely lady.
Tres there is nothing I can say that will make you feel better but know that we are all hoping for better news for you and Charlie dog.
Got to ring GP today, my blood test is back and trying to get past the receptionist takes more strength than I have. Apparently the result is out of range for the liver, whatever that means, that is all she would say.
Daily hugs to all, especially our poorly, saddened and missing friends. Pp glad you are back *******

hollyberry said...

Two gorgeous cards today but it's number two that is my favourite.

Marion Scott said...

Two stunning cards Sue, love them both
Marion S x

TDQ Karen said...

Super cards, love them both but number two withe the beautiful poinsettia just edges it for me xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, two very beautiful Christmas cards today. I love them both and cannot choose a favourite, thanks for more festive inspiration. Have a good day all. Bx

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, exquisite cards today making it difficult to choose one over the other. Maybe, just maybe the poinsettias come out on top. Lease don't tax my brain at this time of the day. Enjoy your weekend everyone. Hugs xx P Austen

June Smith said...

Morning sue and all Wilsonettes, oh yes I love both of these, I think the first one just edges it for me but really they are both fantastic.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, you are so good to condense everything down for us, especially when you are not feeling 100% yourself. Hope the news from the drs. is not too bad, and yes I know what you mean about receptionists. As you say a busy weekend for me, going to the hairdressers first thing today, then meeting up with my eldest son, then back home and my friend is round this afternoon, so it is al go.

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

Geordie Jan said...

Morning Sue, both of these are gorgeous love the sparkle texture paste on the acetate, have never used it but will have to get dome to try. Love card number two its stunning so elegant x

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue xx hazel

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two incredible cards! Love the classiness of the second but you had me at sparkle texture paste with the first! Brilliant idea of using STP with acetate - bet you don't need 3 guesses to know what I'll be trying today!
Pam, it sounds as though you have something similar to what my mum had earlier this year (although she had her gallbladder out 2 years ago). It took three months for her liver to get back to normal, it was to do with the infection. Just keep taking the meds, plenty of rest, and give yourself time to heal.
Congratulations to everyone with youngsters receiving gcse and a level results, I know how hard they will have worked. Hugs to all, with a special one to Charlie dog. Sue xxx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Love both of these. Great cards.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Two absolutely stunning cards today .Can't choose a favourite.
Jan x said...

Morning Sue.
Two beautiful cards Thank you, for me it is number two, I love the flowers.
Take care and have fun. Have a good weekend all Kitty.

JAO said...

Both good cards Sue, the first one is my favourite.

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

Two wonderful cards today Sue. I like both of them xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue. What can I say this morning but WOW WOW WOW. Two stunning cards. Its to hard to pick which one I like the best. I love the colours you have created with the texture paste on the first card and I love the gold touch with the lattice die finished with poinsettia.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

Netty The Runner said...

Two fabulous, beautiful cards Sue. Love them both. Thank you for the inspiration.
Annette x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Both beautiful cards and can't even begin to decide which one I like the best. The second may just have the edge but only just. Thankyou Sue. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Two stunning cards today, I have made one very similar to the second card Sue, I havent got the die for the 1st but think I need it get that one as it really makes stunning cards.

Pam hope your feeling a bit better today and hope results are good for you, good luck getting by the receptionists they are a nightmare arent they, love and healing hugs to you xx

Maria hope your getting better and recovering well sending love and healing hugs to you my friend xx

Also sending love and healing hugs to all who are poorly and all that need them

have a good day

Denise Bryant said...

Both are lovely, but I am partial to snowflakes! Gorgeous details on both cards!

Chris Curry said...

Love both of these cards Sue, cannot pick a favourite. I love what you have done with the sparkle pastes, a stunning card, and I adore the poinsettias. Thank you, have a great weekend. Xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two great cards. I love the sparkle through the acetate on the first card. The second card is amazing for a quick batch card, anyone receiving it would feel so special and not believe it was quick.
B xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Two great Christmas cards, my favourite is the first one-love everything about it.


Yvonne19856 said...

Morning Sue.
We'll both cards are truly stunning. The rich colours on both cards are my sort of colours. I would pick those every day over pastels, but that's just me. I'd love to know what cardstock you use as the deep rich colours are to die for. Thanks for the inspiration Sue. Xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Two wonderful cards today,my favourite is the second one .
Catherine V94 xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards. They are both spectacular.

Barbara V

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two stunning cards today and impossible for me to choose a favourite. Love the snowflakes and the sparkle on the first card but also the quickness of the second card and poinsettias are always a firm favourite. Sending best wishes

SueJ said...

I love both cards, the acetate technique is superb.

ahappycrafter50 said...

Both cards are gorgeous.

Suemac said...

Two exquisite cards

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue
I love both these cards


Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Stunning cards that look very elegant. I love the gorgeous colour you created with the texture paste combination. X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two gorgeous cards, love them both but the poinsettia one is my favourite loved when you demoed it.

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

A stunning Christmas double!
Although the poinsettia's are my favourite.

Krafty Runner x

Anne said...

Two beautiful cards today, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

SassySaz said...

Morning Sue, two lovely cards but the second is my favourite - stunning xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Oh no why do you do this to us, two beautiful cards today and I just can't choose a favourite! I love the drama and sparkle of god first abd tge rather yummy embossing folder but then I love the poinsettias and the Classic look of the second so it's an equal choice today. Thank you for spoiling us, I do like double Fridays.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today and wishing your granddaughter well for the weekend. Good luck with the receptionist and tge blood results. June it's getting exciting, have a wonderful day xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two stunning cards today but my favourite has got to be the 2nd card as I just love poinsettias & they always remind me of Christmas. Xx

Val Jones said...

Two beautiful cards Sue. These second one is my favourite as I just adore those ruby red poinsettias.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Well you have given us two real stunners today. I really can't choose. The first one with the texture paste is beautiful. But the second one is also amazing. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Pam, good look with the receptionist. I think there us a special school Doctors receptionists go to so they can learn to be terrifying and obstructive. I always feel I need to apologise for daring to ring them. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Love Rosemarie X X

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Ohh I do love the two for Fridays
I have to say number two card is my absolute favourite I like them both but that one is stunning
Have a wonderful bank holiday weekend folks
Hugs to all that may need one
Theresa G xx

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
I love both of these cards and couldn't make a choice they are both beautiful!
Tres thoughts are with you!
Pam hope Dr gives you good results!
Love to everyone !
Love Marg

BenteS said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards!
Both are so pretty, could not pick a favorite this time ;))

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Wow!...the first card is fabulous enough with it's texture paste background but the second is an absolute stunner, love, love, love it....

Myra - congratulations to both your granddaughters on their GCSE results - I'm guessing that the family stress levels must have been through the roof but now you can all celebrate their achievements...

Pam - I don't think that receptionists are allowed to interpret test results just in case they get it wrong - having said that, I know from experience that some can be obstructive just for the fun of it!...


Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I just love these cards. I don't have
a favourite as they are both so lovely.
Evis M.

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and All of You,

The first one is intriguing but I got lost trying to understand whether you look at the sparkle paste through the acetate (like in the stained glass technique) or if the texture of the sparkle paste faces the recipient and the smooth part of the acetate faces the back. Then is the sparkle paste/acetate and snow frame together raised with mounting foam? Or is the snow frame raised away from the sparkle paste/acetate?

Anyway, I bet it's mesmerizing in real life.

Then I tried to picture myself making 20 to 30 of the second card. All those berry branches! So many poinsettia "petals" (which I don't have) plus extending the Lattice ribbon (also don't have). And the thin gold layer would use acres of gold. But the part I like best is that the Holly Swirls are in white. So economical. Maybe the whole thing in white. Or with the poinsettia checkerboard ribbon done in red. See what starts to happen in our brains when you share?

Thank you for what happens in our brains when you share.

So I didn't mean to sound so dramatic when I said pain. I had an infection in my foot that didn't quite clear up, and I might have had another bout with Lyme, so the doctor gave me an antibiotic that covered both. I figure my body was using all its resources fighting invaders. The only way I knew it was pain was that one night I worked late trying to write a story as well as the topic demanded, and I realized I was so caught up in it that my body went invisible. Nothing hurt. And now the antibiotics seem to be having an effect, and nothing hurts.

You are such a caring bunch.

Maria, I don't know what you said or when you said it, but several people have responded in a way that makes my heart go out to you. Whatever it is, you're not alone.

June Smith, have a brilliant Big Birthday weekend. Is it easy to get gifts for your twin? Does she look as young and as happy as you? i hope it's a weekend with a high frequency of cakes.


Owlish said...

Both these cards are so fabulous and I love the sentiment colours are brilliant u always make all ur cards look so easy very jealous wish I had ur gift

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Two beautiful cards for us today I love them both.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Anonymous said...

Two super cards Sue the first one definitely has a sparkle! Love from Jackie xx

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous cards, love them both. Love the frame on the first card x

nattyboots said...

Two beautiful cards Sue , the second one ticks all the boxes for me it is called a classy card in my book.

Myra , Huge Congrats to your granddaughters enjoy the celebrations.

Pam,Sending Good luck to your Granddaughter for tomorrow. Andrew was a lot better yesterday they are hoping to go to Portmeirion today , it was 35yr since he last went to visit .Hope you liver results will be put right with a tablet or two.John has a Hospital appointment this morning regarding his eye so i must put a wriggle on . I will try to come back later to catch up .

Echoing Pam again today
Big hugs to all poorly and missing friends

gwen70 said...

Stunning cards Sue

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Wow, just love both cards this morning and I would find it very hard to choose a favourite!!
Lesley S x

rosiejt said...

Both these are just lovely.

stitchingranny said...

Double wow as they are both stunning cards this morning. It is hard to choose between them but I would have to go with the second because of the beautiful flower spray.

Hugs Helen xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Two absolutely beautiful cards. Impossible to choose a favourite from these two!
Doreen R

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, I do like Fridays, two fabulous cards to spoil us with today. Have to say that my favourite is the second one as I love Poinsettias, they are such lovely plants and always shout Christmas. Wish this had be the Wednesday Give-away and then I may have been in with a chance to win it. Will just have to make my own.

Kate's Cards said...

Love card number one but don't like card two as I hate poinsettias! xx

hettygarlick said...

Two very gorgeous cards. I think I'm starting to get the Christmas feel at last!

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two very beautiful cards this morning! I love the sentiment on the poinsetta card I definately 'need' that! Lol!
Hugs x
Heather T

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous Christmas cards. They are different and I love them both. First one full of sparke and the second so elegant.

ursula said...

Two stunning Christmas cards Sue....just love number two, not too complicated, altho love the first one could not quite follow how you achieved it, will have to try one following your directions step by step....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Theresa said...

the poinsettia card is soooooo elegantly beautiful. love it. and i also love the background on the first card. the whole ensemble has a really icy feel to it, hugs xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Two gorgeous cards. Sorry but I can't choose which I like best as both are gorgeous. Love love love poinsettias but love love love blue and snowflakes.

Got an Anniversary card to do this weekend but have to start Christmas cards next week.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Yet again 2 absolutely beautiful Christmas cards stunning.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Friday Is At Present Becoming My Favourite Day Of The Week, Not One But Two Extremely Exceptional
Christmas Cards. 👍
I Can't Possibly Choose Between Them They Are Both Just Truly Magnificent!!!!!!!!!!
Stupendous Products Used In Today's Card's
First Christmas Card
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste" Ocean Spray/Periwinkle/Polar White
"Creative Expression Acetate"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Specialists Acrylic Glue"
"Creative Expression Self Adhesive White Pearls"
"Creative Expression Coconut White Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Iced Snow"
"Creative Expression Designed By Sue Wilson Snowflake Mosaic Embossing Folder"
Star In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson's Frosty Frame Cutting Dies" From The Festive Collection 2017
Second Christmas Card
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Ruby Red/Selection Of Green Card/Gold Mirror Card Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Red Glitter Kiss"
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Specialists Acrylic Glue"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Self Adhesive White Pearls"
"Creative Expression White Satin Ribbon" (Thin)
Star's In Today's Second Card
"Sue Wilson's Lattice Ribbon Cutting Dies" (Which I Have @ Love) From The Festive Collection 2017
"Sue Wilson's Classic Poinsettia Cutting Dies" From The Festive Collection
"Sue Wilson's Berry Bough Cutting Dies" From The Festive Collection 2017
"Sue Wilson's Holly Swirls" From The Festive Collection 2017
I'm Lucky Enough To Have The Cutting Dies Mentioned Apart From The Frosty Frame I'm Going To Have To
Rectify That Amongst With The Dies From Your New Collection !!!!!!
Sue, Thank You For All Your Extremely Hard Work Also The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
I Find It Extremely Hard To Tell You Just How Much I Appreciate Your Awesome Blog/Video Tutorial
You Always Take Us Through How The Cards Are Made Step By Step, So Everyone Can Understand
You Are A First Class Crafter/Plus A Super Star🌟
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love both of today's cards equally and luckily have most of the ingredients to create my own versions. I don't have any STP so will have to think really hard of an alternative as I love the look you have achieved on the acetate. Poinsettias adorn many of my Christmas cards and there are so many different ways to make them. Altogether a gorgeous double day, thank you.


Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW Its that time again the weeks are just flying by. Two fantastic cards again this week. You are making it really hard to choose a favourite as they are both stunning cards in there own right but No2 pips it for me with it been more Christmas colours. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue firstly have you done a YouTube video for the first one it is SO glorious but not so easy to follow cos I'm a thicko lol the second one is beautiful also and one I definitely will be having a try at but with sparkly card for the flowers as I haven't indulged in sparkly texture paste because there are so many dies and stamps to buy first but I will get around to it, bit of sad news, my local craft shop closed down recently the owner retired and a range has opened up not very far away, she said if a range did open up she would shut down, so sad the big stores are killing the small ones and online buying also, and I'm as guilty at that as the next person, anyway crafty hugs to all Johanna

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Love both cards today, they are gorgeous would love to have a go,
Best wishes
Karen M

June Horrocks said...

These two cards are beutiful so elegant I can't choose I love them both the flowers and bow are awsum
Thank you sue
Love always June xxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Love both cards equally, the colours of the Sparkle texture paste are fabulous. Not sure though where you put the white texture paste ?
But then you presented us with the second one and that has the edge on the first one because they are MY COLOURS, Red Glitter Kiss on red card and cutting poinsettias out from it is a WINNER EVERY TIME. I just love that bold and beautiful red. And that with the gold and white, just superb.
Have a nice long weekend, everyone.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I always look forward to seeing your Christmas creations.
I love both cards however I am always drawn to a card featuring poinsettias!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

sandieann21 said...

Love both of these, great cards.

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue both of these cards are gorgeous I love them both. All the dies are amazing. Thank you for all the inspiration. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Margaret R said...

Hi sue
Two lovely cards, can't decide which I like the best

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, both lovely cards!!! Second one for me!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What really lovely cards. I was having a play with the frosty frame yesterday and you have given me a great idea for another card here. As for the second card, I have decided I really need the lattice ribbon die as this looks so classy.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow two stunners today

Unknown said...

Oh my...... these are so stunning Sue, I love them!!

June x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love them both. The background on the first is out of this world, but card number 2 ticks all the boxes and just gorgeous. Goes right up there in my all time fav posts. Would be over the moon to be either the giver or the receiver of these two...Thanks for the inspiration on these....

Rosemary Stickland said...

Two fabulous cards, but the second one is my favourite!
Rosemary xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love Christmas card Friday these cards are both beautiful but if you twisted my arm it would have to be the first one.
Just a short comment today I have a doctors appointment so hugs to everyone have a lovely bank holiday weekend

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two Great Cards. I love the white on white and simplicity of the first. The second is beautiful, the splash of colour is great. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

barbara macaskill said...

Breathtaking! Love the out of this world background on the first simply spectacular card the poinsettias and greenery on the second is beautiful beyond words! Either of these beautiful cards would be delightful to receive in the mail!
Your Christmas Double Day posts are twice the pleasure! TFS!

Nana on the Hill said...

What a stunning duo, love them both, simply gorgeous x

Sue MacFall said...

Both cards are great but I think I like the poinsettia one best - just love flowers !!! Thank you Sue.

Scottydog said...

Well what a dilemma, I just love both cards. I like the first one for it's clean lines & fresh look, not to mention the sparkle paste. The second one I like with the more elegant look, especially the poinsettias with their glitter kiss sparkle. No I really can't choose! Thank you for the great inspiration.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Sue two proper bobby dazzlers for us today. Thank you! Love the sparkle and colour of the first one and the elegance and classiness ( is that a word?!) of the second. I don't think I can choose between them though.
Pam hope things go well for you xx
Love and hugs to all, Allison xx

Berina RGA said...

These are very beautiful!! Love the poinsettias!!

Janet in Menston said...

Two gorgeous cards, love them both, but really love the sparkly background on the first one.

dizy said...

Super cards. Both so different but gorgeous x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Two fabulous cards. Love the poinsettia on the second card which have been kissed withe the glitter.

Kate from Kendal

Jean said...

What gorgeous cards.

Narrowboat girl said...

2 gorgeous cards Sue, I like them both but no.2 has the edge for me

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Wow wow wow. Two stunning cards today. Especially love the first one but it's the sparkle that gets you. The second us great to.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I do love Fridays with a double one of inspiration, two beautiful cards and I couldn't choose between them, the only thing that might sway me is that I have the dies used in the first card
Myrna congratulations to both your granddaughters for doing so well, dare I ask where they get the brains from, your husband perhaps😂
June hope you and your sister have a wonderful birthday weekend
Pam echoing you as always and good luck to your granddaughter tomorrow, hope you to speak to your go. Sending caring hugs to you and to all our poorly and missing friends

Love and hugs to everyone

CraftyJo said...


CCM said...

Hi Sue,

If I will ever make a card as the first one, I'll frame it and keep it for me. The beauty of this card took my breath away and made me wonder if I could ever create anything close to this perfect winter card.It reminds me of those silent and cozy nights when, as a child, I was watching the snowflakes dancing in the air, and I was wondering who was making these small and sparkle wonders. Stunning. Thank you, Sue for creating a fairy tale card.
Second card is a traditional Christmas card, beautiful and elegant, what most of people will expect to find in their mail box. Thank you for the inspiration.

Marie – You have a great sense of humor, dear lady!
Pam – With so many antibiotics that you had to take, the result of the tests is not going to be a big surprise for your GP, I believe.Hope you’ll feel better soon. You have to … the launch is around the corner (I hope) , you cannot miss it, right? Send a big but gentle hug to you. Good luck to your granddaughter tomorrow!
Elaine –So glad that Andrew felt better yesterday. I wish to read only good news on the blog. Hugs for you.
June - Hope you’ll have the weekend of your dreams!
Myra - Congrats to your granddaughters!
Crew Trish – Hope the doctor appointment went well.
Donita – I feel less guilty now. Thanks. Take care.
PP & Laine – Who is the cat? Who is the mouse?

Have a great weekend everyone
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Dawn Holben said...

I love these christmas double days and you have spoilt us with two
stunning and wonderful cards.
I really love them both.

Pawprintx4 said...

Both are beautiful but the first has that WOW factor. I love the acetate technique.
Stephanie K

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Card number 1 was the winner, and then I saw card number 2!!! It's so beautiful and gorgeous that I'm afraid number 1 became number 2.
Pam, I do hope you get some good results and wish your granddaughter good luck tomorrow.
Maria, I don't know what's happening but I send you love, my friend.
Pat L, I commented to Myra that the girls have obviously got their brains from their Granddad, so I'm not sure if she's talking to me yet! (Peace at last ha ha). Thinking about Sarah and wondering how she is doing.
Donita, reading Pam's comment makes me think that you've been in pain and poorly. I am sorry to read that and see today that things seem to be getting better. Long may it continue.
Carmen, don't ever feel guilty. We all support and help each other on here. Although I joke and maybe crack a funny, I mean it when I say that I hope people are improving or getting better.
PP and Laine, I hope you girls are behaving and I will ring you Yvonne, just summoning the strength to do it! ha ha.
Elaine, I see Andrew has been a bit better today and I pray that things will continue to improve for him.
I've missed lots of things over the last week as I haven't been able to get in every day, so I apologise if I've missed anything or anyone.
love to all
Maureen (fiend of Myra) xxx

Tressa said...

Agree with Maureen above in think number one was a winner until I saw the second. Equal first place is the only option for these gorgeous cards.


Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Ooh, i just adore Christmas card two fer Fridays, double the treat, triple the delight! As always, its very difficult to choose a favourite between these two beauties, particularly when they are both so very different in style and colouring. I love the first one and the unique way that you have utilised the sparkle texture paste, the colours are outstanding, i only wish that i could see the sparkles intensity in person because no matter how sophisticated cameras become, they will never be able to recreate its charm and spectacular beauty. The second card is truly classical in colouring and style, the poinsettias are a true godsend to any Christmas themed card and perhaps my Best Buy yet, they are enhanced superbly by the Glitter Kiss. I think, at a push, my love of all things texture paste related persuades me of card ones desirability, though i would be just as pleased to display the second one on my mantelpiece
I got my wrists slapped by Yvonne of all people for not commenting on the blog yesterday, i had a super busy day getting a new set of nails done in Stirling, my nails were in a shocking state, the nail is coming away from the nail bed at the corners of a few of my nails and Lizzie my technician said that it is down to the consistently poor condition of my health. My nails are really important to me, frivolous though it may seem, i have lost them all on a number of occasions so having them is a real treat for me and something I don't take for granted. Poor health can pose many barriers in the way we live our lives, a fact that is all too apparent to many of you sadly. I look at what i have to deal with on a daily basis and always remind myself that many are having to contend with much, much more, its important to look at the bigger picture i feel rather than becoming constrained by not just our bodies, but our minds as well.
Anyways, as you will have correctly anticipated, a lengthy conversation with my nemesis last night was the final straw, i was left feeling exhausted, demoralised and grateful for a bit of peace and quiet:-)
Carmen, you don't have to be a fellow aristocrat to be my friend, the position is yours and in fact i actually quite like slumming it with the lower classes....unlike Yvonne who wasn't born to her position and looks on those without a title with disdain! She's insecure and needs her ego massaged as a result. As to which of us would be the cat or mouse i think that i am clearly suited to being a feline as i am elegant, have beautiful markings and like to sleep about 12 hours per day:-), whereas Yvonne has a clear affinity with rodents, remember that the Black Death was carried by rodent, so approach at your own risk:-)
Myra, husbands don't count as a social circle and neither do those unfortunate enough to live next door to you:-) huge congrats to your very talented grand daughters, wherever did they get their brains from?
Pam, as Carmen said, don't worry about the spike in your liver enzymes, mine did exactly the same last week when i had my infection and was taking antibiotics. Things should hopefully calm down for you just as soon as you are on the mend after your operation. Hugs
Marie, well done on getting a sale for your house, you don't say if you are happy about it but i am guessing that being able to craft again and create a creative mess will be welcome. I like your sense of humour too, you'll fit in well on the blog
Tres, i am so sorry to hear about Fudge and Charlie Puss, i cant think of anything worse than losing a fur baby never mind two in rapid succession:-( i do hope that things improve for Charlie Dog, you must be beside yourself with worry, sending you all hugs
Donita, thinking of you and wishing you better health soon
Yvonne, trying to sully my good name, shame on you! Jealousy is an ugly emotion, i have many friends here so get used to it!:-)
Huge hugs to all my besties, love to you all and best wishes


Barbara said...

Two gorgeous cards!!!!
I love both but I do love the poinsettias just that bit more!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two stunning cards, fabulous inspiration, I love both !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, two great cards, I must say I really prefer the second one, to me it is more traditional.
Take care everyone, Jessx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two stunning Christmas cards, love them both, the all white is gorgeous and so is the red Poinsettia card.
Di B. x

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Both beautiful cards sue x love the poinsettias and the sparkle paste is lovely in real life x thankyou sue x
Theresa w xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
What a pair of beauties!
Love both of them for different reasons x
Quickie tonight - bad day x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Two gorgeous Christmas cards today, so difficult to choose a favourite. Love number 1 with its sparkly texture paste but the second one with the touches of gold and red poinsettias just tops it. Must say though that I'd find this a hard one for batch making as the poinsettias and foliage would take me ages to do.
Hope everyone, especially those not too well, has an enjoyable holiday weekend. Xx

Littlelamb said...

Two beautiful cards. Love them both but my favourite is the second one. Thank you for sharing Sue. Hope everything will be ok when you speak to your GP Pam. Echoing your comments today. Hugs to all who need them.

Myra said...

Hello Sue, I'm late - even later than Brenda - that's late!! We are a right pair!
It's been a busy day and I'm about to wend my weary way upstairs!
I love Twofer Fridays - today's cards are both lovely but the second one gets my vote as my favourite! I've ordered the Red Glitter Kiss !! I was won over the other day! I actually have nearly everything to make that card but I won't copy it exactly! Why? Who knows! It's just me!
Thank you Sue for your inspiration and lovely Dies! I'm keeping very quiet about the " new ones!"
Thanks to everyone who indulged this Grandma - Pam, Izzy , Laine , Carmen, Pat L ( wounded in the house of friends !!) fancy saying the brains came from my husband! Maureen said that - but then I expected it from her! Finally Elaine! Many thanks! I do hope I haven't missed anyone out!
Laine this is a mad house on a Friday! Ask Maureen if you don't believe me! I even talked to the man who delivered my shopping today! Social Life! Mine is a whirl!!!ha ha!
Donita - so sorry to hear you have been suffering but pleased to hear you've had a good day! Let's hope it's the start of a great week!
Love to all, Myra ( friend of Maureen!). Xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful cards today - two of them. I am amazed at how lovely the Frosty Frame shows. I've got to have this die set. The poinsettia card is so classic and I can see me making this design for Christmas. Thank you for sharing your designs.

Viki Banaszak said...

These cards are so pretty! I love the sparkley blue one best.

doreenj said...

Two smashing cards, the second is my
favourite, but the first is still lovely!!

Doreen x

sued99 said...

Love both of these and have used a version of the second one on my own cards. X

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful cards. I have the snowflake frame die, but hadn't thought to insert it back into the negative. Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

Two of the most amazing Christmas cards, just love both, would not be able to choose a fav