Friday, 31 August 2018

Christmas Double Day

Hi bloggers!  I think it is about time that I start my Friday Christmas double days back up or I will never get through the vast myriad of cards that I have made! LOL  First up today is an almost all white one.  I started by cutting the Netted Star Background in white.  I attached it over a piece of coconut white card with a sticky adhesive sheet added to it.  I used Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz on all the exposed adhesive areas, then added small pearls to the stars.  I used the Double Pierced Noble Squares to add a multi layered white on white frame over it. In the lower corner, I cut a bunch of pine sprigs from the Robin die set and added tips of gold from a paint pen.  I arranged them in the corner and added a robin and pine cones to it.  I used a little bit of Vintage Photo and Worn Lipstick inks on the robun.  I used the Swirly Silent Night in the centre cut out of both vintage gold and black, used as a shadow.  White on white mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x 7" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.






Staying with that almost white look, the second card is more of a clean and simple look.  I started with a piece of coconut white card as my background.  I cut a wide strip of white card then embossed it with the Ice Crystals embossing folder for texture, then matted it with silver card and attached it across the top of the card with foam.  I cut three of the wreath from the Star Wreath set, two in gold and one in silver and glued them across the strip, overlapping the silver on top, I added the sentiment from the Merry Christmas mini expressions in silver at the bottom of the card and finished with white and silver mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x






76 comments:

hollyberry said...

Two very beautiful cards but first one is definitely my favourite.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue what are you doing to me , these are fabulous cards and so different from the norm and you know what that means. Yes you have guessed got to recreate them myself. Thanks for the inspiration, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Unknown said...

Hi sue,

The first is my favourite as well, I love the robin die.

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, just what I need - Christmas card inspiration. Both cards are fabulous, but the 2nd one is my favourite. Have a good day everyone. Bx

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, two beautiful cards.
It depends on who the card is for.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Unknown said...

Two wonderful cards! Being a bit of a traditionalist I prefer the first card but could definitely see the second one being suitable for someone a bit younger (good grief, I sound like I'm ancient but I'm only 49! :D). Debra x

hazel young said...

Wonderful cards Sue xx hazel

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Can't and won't decide which I favour most, both absolutely beautiful in their own right. The first is beautiful with your gorgeous framing the winter foliage lending a branch or two for the robin. And your second, easy to look at but beautifully tactile to give someone that has limited vision. Although I'm not a lover of the festive season whilst still clinging onto summer I'm looking forward to Friday's and your double inspiration day. So thank you and hope your day is a good one xxx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Wow !! Christmas double days are here -love it !!! Two beautiful cards but I just fell for the first one - perfect !!
Hugs
Muriel x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue.
Christmas double days, I love it.
Two beautiful cards, one traditional and one modern - I love them both
Marion S x


Unknown said...

I like the first one too, but I have to admit the second one made me buy that die set.

Just looking at the pinecone die, it doesn’t look like it will cut a very nice pinecone, but on your card it looks great!

September does seem like a good time to start festive cards.

Enjoy your Friday.

Best,
Donita

CraftyCoffey said...

Two fantastic cards, the second one I’d my favourite.

Michele

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning cards, but that modern feel of the second edges it for me today x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
What a wonderful surprise to find that double Fridays are back! It makes it seem as though christmas is just around the corner (which I guess it is!).
Two beautiful cards, the second looking very modern and elegant but the first is my favourite due to the gorgeous bling elements. Thank you for the great inspiration. X

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow both cards are stunning in different ways! I love them both equally so couldn't possibly choose.
Hugs x
Heather T

Chris Curry said...

Two gorgeous cards, I think the first one just pips the second one. Thank you Sue, have a good weekend. Xxxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards.
B xx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today but the first is my style of card that I like to make. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards I love them both butI think the first one is my favourite. Love the robin.

Barbara V

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Lovely cards both of them,the first is my favourite it just hits the spot!
Best wishes
Karen M

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I am finding it difficult to choose a favourite. I love double Fridays because I only make cards for family and friends so need plenty of different ideas

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, both lovely cards. The robin has it for me though the second one is so unusual I like it too. Xx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning all. It's hard to believe that we are now in the last day of August
Both of your cards are exquisite Sue, there is no way that I could love one more or less than the other.
Have a lovely weekend.
Marie P.

ClareW said...

GM Sue love both but the second just pips it for me.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Omg...Christmas Card double days...
And we havnt had our hols yet. Both are beautiful cards Sue...but being a traditionalist the first one has my vote. But I have to say...the second one I think would be great for the younger members of the family.
I'm always a late starter...but last Christmas I felt so good. Last December I bought the 2017 Angel...which I love...and during the holiday I just carried on making them and I now have 50 up to press...all the same for my line dance ladies. Thank you Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Netty The Runner said...

Both cards are absolutely adorable Sue. Thank you so much for the inspiration.
Annette x

Suemac said...

Two beautiful cards

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
WOW Sue , Two stunning cards this morning .. I love having a peep at your Christmas cards and its to hard to decided which one I like the best. The background on the first card created with the netted star is stunning and finished beautifully with the finishing touches. I love the second card for the colours, I have to admit I have never used gold and silver together , its one or the other but after seeing your card I am going to give it ago.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.. Wendy

Anne said...

I love both cards, Sue. I have friends who would love the second one and I think i will try and adapt it with exist dies in my collection.

Anne (Northampton)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards. love them both.
Lydia
X

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue. 2 Gorgeous cards cannot make my mind
up which one I like the best, Mavis L x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Two very beautiful cards the first one is my favourite . love Jean Z xxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Stunning cards, so different one by the other but both adorable!

evis said...

Hi Sue,
I love the cards but the first one is my favourite.
Will be starting my Christmas cards in earnest soon.
Regards,
Evis M.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic cards Sue x I'm so pleased your festive Fridays are back x I love them both and the mostly white with a touch of colour makes them so elegant x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Both really lovely cards
Doreen R

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow what a greeting on my return home to see the double day Christmas samples, both so beautiful but I think no. 1 just edges it a bit, I love white on white and the way you have colored the loved robin really sets it off to perfection.

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

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's the first one that's my favourite, It's the background die and that little robin that makes me love it. With the second one coming up close, for those of my friends liking the CAS look.
Hugs, Rose

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful posts....Remember seeing these on Hochanda and particularly like the second post as it was a bit different from a classic Christmas card with the main dies not necessarily being just for Christmas.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards, how lucky are we today! The first one in my favourite though. Love Jean xxx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a beautiful start to your Friday double days I love both but No1 has the edge as I was so lucky to win the background die, although its a Christmas one I have already used it for a birthday as well so very versatile.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Yeah a double helping of Christmas, love both cards but the second one has the edge only because I have the star wreath Die.

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. I can't pick a favourite as both beautiful in different ways.

stitchingranny said...

Two beautiful cards today Sue. I love the robin card best but I also very much like the sort of two tier look to the second one.

Hugs Helen xx

lovestamping said...

Two lovely cards. Like both but think the first one is my favourite. I love the background die on it. Thanks for sharing.Lizzie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - two wonderful cards. I particularly like the first one with the little robin but they are both such elegant cards, am really spoilt for choice. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, 2 lovely cards but I prefer the little robin, probably because I bought that die when you released it, so I can now look at your sample whilst making my own. Your colouring of the robin is so subtle.. I love it. Hugs xx Pauline

DeCor said...

Wow you must have made a lot of Christmas cards. At least you don't have to worry about getting them done in time to send!!!! Love the both, but am particularly fond of the the star wreath. Moving today, so just having a quick break.

ursula said...

Double whammy, brilliant cards...thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

Pawprintx4 said...

I do like both but number one is my favorite. I love the netted star background and the cute robins on the pine branch are eye catching. Birds are special in our family I have to say.
Everyone have a great holiday weekend or regular weekend,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous, beautiful and every other compliment you can add, they are both fantastic, but my favourite is the first one.
love Wendy x

Jean said...

BEautiful!

CraftyJo said...

They're both gorgeous but the second one with the Star Wreaths really appeals :)

Sue MacFall said...

Both cards so good, can't make my mind up which I prefer. Thank you Sue

CCM said...

Two lovely cards for Christmas Double Day.Both are beautiful in their own way. Thank you for the inspiration.

Hugs from Toronto,
Carmen-Dorothy

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, so glad that festive Friday double days are back. I like both cards but I love the first one, the size is one of my favourites and I am lucky enough to have all the dies required. The second card is very modern in style and suitable for those that don't like all the traditional stuff.

Frances

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant cards Sue

Gr Karin

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two lovely cards, my favourite of the two is the first one.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Scottydog said...

I love your twofers.but oh dear it seems to herald the end of summer. I certainly prefer the first one, number two is a bit too modern, I’m a traditionalist at heart. Thank you for the inspiration Sue.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Two beautiful cards, I absolutely adore the first one, the robin is gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Laura O said...

Two great cards sue like both but for different elements. Laura O Springfield

Brenda said...

Hi Sue, Two great cards, I can’t decide which I like best, they are both gorgeous, Big Hugs Brenda xxx

karenlotty said...

Both cards are gorgeous

sued99 said...

Two very gorgeous cards. X

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards love the embossing folder used on the first one.
Both really lovely xx
Hug's Lynda xx

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
I’m So Completely Happy We're Back To Double Days Christmas Cards
I Love All Your Exceptional Cards But Your Christmas Cards Are Just Magnificent/Magical
You Share So Many New Exciting Techniques With Us Today’s Cards Are Just Phenomenal
I Have The Dies Apart From The Acorn But Must Get, THE NETTED STAR BACKGROUND Is
Outstanding Plus THE BEAUTIFUL SWIRLY SILENT NIGHT SENTIMENT Beautiful Font
The Second Card Another Magnificent Card Using A Die That Can Be Used All Year Round
THE STAR WREATH SET With THE ICE CRYSTAL BACKGROUND Also
THE MERRY CHRISTMAS SENTIMENT From The Mini Expression Collection
I Love The Font Of This Particular Die Also............
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
Thank You For The Friday Double Days You Are A Inspiration Which I Truly Appreciate
Thank You For Giving Me Plenty Of Ideas To Help Me Create More Of My Christmas Cards..........

Betty McAlister said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards Sue. Love both but as I have the wreath die, favour the second. Xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue
I’m playing catch up again. Lol no change there eh
I have to say the first card is the one I prefer but the more I look at number two I could’ve swayed to that one.
They are both gorgeous
Take care and hav3 a lovely weekend
Theresa G xx

Shirley Giltrap said...

Hello Sue
Congratulations from New Zealand on a Wonderful assortment of cards.
I am a follower of your cards for years now and much inspiration has
improved my crafting no end. I look forward to your emails every week.
Regards Shirley G.

Littlelamb said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards Sue. Thank you. Lots of ideas there. A new G.granddaughter was born today so now must make a card. As didn’t know if girl or boy I couldn’t make one before. Of course I cNnot find my baby dies now. Have been through every box and not found them. Must look again tomorrow. I have also got to make a Sympathy card for a friends family. They are the cards I least like making. Better get some sleep.

gwen70 said...

Stunning cards Sue, love white on white

sandieann21 said...

Two great cards

Tressa said...

Back in the land of fast internet and the opportunity to comment!

Two lovely cards.

Teresa

Nana on the Hill said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, love them x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Two fabulous Christmas cards I can't choose a favourite

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I agree these are double whammies I love the card with the wee robin on it very christmassy

OWLISH Xx