Friday, 14 December 2018

Christmas Double Day

Hello there my crafty friends!  We are really getting close now to the big day!  This is gong to be the last official double day before Christmas I think!  For the first card, I embossed a piece of milk card with the Opulent Frame 3D embossing folder.  For the focal element, I cut the Natalie die in white.  I popped the Faith die cut out in white on top of it.  I cut the Christmas Bell in antique gold card twice.  I backed both of them with vellum and attached them together in the centre.  I cut the bow out of gold and added some twigs as accents.  The card was completed with white and gold mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size.  Scroll down for the second card.

I selected a completely different looking card for the second offering.  I started with a Royal Blue card background and cut the Snowfall Background die into the card.  I backed it with a piece of silver mirror card.  I cut four of the corners from the set out of silver card and glued them in place on the background.  I cut the Overlay and Ornament die in white three times, stacked them and glued them into the middle of the card.  I cut the ornament from the set out of silver mirror card and glued it to the inside of the Overlay.  I added a few pearls as accents, then completed the card with Royal Blue, Silver mirror card and white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh last double day of Christmas, and you have excelled yourself with these 2 beauties, your embossing folders are second to none, the raised area's stand out to perfection to create a wonderful card in No 1. No.2 has the gorgeous blue and silver combination, amazing, love both of them.

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

Morning Sue.
Thank you two beautiful cards.
The first one could also be for a wedding too.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards Sue xx Hazel

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue both great cards and the embossing folders really show the backgrounds well xx

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful cards for the last double day, there both beautiful in there on way and could be adapted for any occasion which is great.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all and take care

Hunnymummy from MK

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I love both today. The depth of the folder in the first is gorgeous and could be used as a wedding card throughout the year. Your 2nd says Christmas and what more do you need than a beautiful Christmas card to give or receive. Thank you for double day inspiration you always give us something beautiful xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards and so different from each other. I'm unable to choose a favourite. x

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, you've saved the best till last! I like the embossing folder of the first one in particular and this design would be suitable for a wedding card too.
They are both lovely cards. Hugs xx Pauline

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, two absolutely gorgeous Christmas cards, love them both.
Thank you for the double days, they have been very inspirational.
Marion S x

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards. No favourite today,love them both.

Clai01 said...

Second card for me today as i love the snow and the deer. x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two fabulous cards.
B xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, two beautiful cards for Double Day, love them both, but edging towards a favourite with the Blue and Silver one. Have a good day everyone. Bx

CraftyCoffey said...

Two great cards today.


ahappycrafter50 said...

Both cards are lovely but especially the first one. Lots of inspiration from your Christmas double days, thank you.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Oh no! The last official Christmas double day - but what a beauty! Love them both but the first could be used as a wedding/anniversary card too and so many other occasions with a different focal element.
Sue, thanks to you, so many friends and family will be receiving gorgeous cards this Christmas,
Muriel x

Chris Curry said...

Two lovely cards Sue. Although I really like the deer in the centre of the second card the first one is definitely my favourite. Thank you, have a good

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

It seems hard to believe that we have come to our last "double day Friday." Where has the year gone. Both cards are stunning but my favorite today is the Christmas Bells. I like that you have used vellum to back the bells. I have to admit that despite seeing this card several times, I did not realize until I read your description today that you had used vellum. It's sometimes difficult to pick up all the details from a photograph with no description and I love getting all the little details.

Have a wonderful day.


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Two beautiful cards love both . Love Jean Z xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - both of these cards are really beautiful but the first one is my favourite of the two although have to admit it's a difficult decision. Thank you for giving us so many wonderful ideas - sending best wishes and many thanks

Suemac said...

Two beautiful cards for our last double day.

gwen70 said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards today, love the embossing folder it is so deep xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Yay its double Friday and I have to say WOW you have two stunning cards this morning . On the first card I love the deep embossed detail with the bells which I bought to make wedding cards. The vellum behind the bells works beautifully.
The colours on the second card is stunning , the royal blue and silver work beautifully together. Thank you for sharing your creations.
Crafty hugs to all... Wendy

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today & as others have said the first one would look lovely as a wedding or anniversary card.Yvonne xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Two fabulous cards I love them both I have used your Christmas bells to make several cards this year and they always look so pretty. I can't believe its the last Christmas double day before Christmas thankyou for all your amazing inspiration

Susan Battensby said...

Two lovely cards.

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue. The last double day Friday is going out with bells and whistles. Two fantastic cards and my choice is the second one because I have the die which I have used a lot this year. The first one is also gorgeous but just a tad too large with postage in mind. I mailed 15 cards to Canada a few days ago and the cost almost floored me. £44.40. Next year I will be pleading for smaller cards.
Happy weekend to everyone.
Marie P.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two gorgeous cards, no 1 is my personal favourite.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. I can't believe how fast the year has gone...... and oh my.... last double day....... what will we do...?? Two beautiful cards Sue. Love them both but first favourite is number one. It's gorgeous.
I just ordered your lattice poinsettias die..... for my batch making cards..... for my line dance ladies for next year....... and will be starting them straight after the Christmas period as I always do.... but still always the last push for some reason lol. So looking forward to that. Thankyou Sue for sharing all your lovely inspiration with us. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Anonymous said...

Two stunning cards. Love them both. Hugs MERRY BERRY 2. xxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue your cards are gorgeous. I love them both. Christmas double days are great with all the inspiration. I can't believe how close we are to the big day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Tressa said...

My thought on the first card as I scrolled down was that I really did like it. Then I scrolled down to the second and thought 'flip me, that is gorgeous! 'Nuff said!


Crafty Cruiser said...

Two really gorgeous cards. I wish my opulent 3D embossing folder came out as crisp as yours. I always get one corner which doesn’t emboss the detail. Such a shame.
Doreen R

KarinsArtScrap said...

very elegant and gorgeous card and a beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue Two very different but beautiful cards! The first card you’ve used my ultimate embossing folder, as wel, as creating a fabulous background I’ve used it to make small thank you cards!
Hugs x
Heather T

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. I have to say the first one I love as it is gorgeous and elegant.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, two very different styles today, both gorgeous but much as I love the deer and ornament die I think the first one just wins it by a minuscule amount.


Anonymous said...

Really like the first card, so elegant xx

Pawprintx4 said...

I love both of these and used the main focal dies on some of my cards this year. I am done with Christmas cards for this year but will definitely do a variation of these next year.
Rainy, cold here. I am ready for Spring!
Have a great weekend everyone,
Stephanie K

jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, two beautiful cards to finish off the double days! I have loved all your Christmas collection, and loved all the inspiration you have given us. Thank you! Love Jean xxx

ursula said...

Two lovely cards, No.1 is my fav....your double day Christmas cards have been a wonderful inspiration....thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

Sandra said...

Wow! Both cards are absolutely stunning! Merry Christmas!

karenlotty said...

Both cards are lovely I particularly like how you’ve backed the bells in vellum Something I haven’t seen before and will definitely try

BenteS said...

Your cards today are both gorgeous!
Impossible to pick a favourite this time... ;))

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another great double day, but this time impossible to choose...Love them both.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Have loved your Christmas double day Fridays and you’ve finished with two beautiful cards but the Christmas bells is my favourite today

Love and hugs to everyone

June Horrocks said...

I have loved your Doubleday Christmas cards thank you sue your folders are wonderful the depth is wow !!!!!!!!! Thank you sue love you and thanks for all the inspiration
June horrocks xxxxx

sued99 said...

I love the delicate look of the first card and the second one is really striking. X

Scottydog said...

Two lovely cards today & I am hard pushed to choose a favourite, but as blue is my favourite colour think I would have to say the second card. Can’t believe we have come to the end of the double days. Something will be missing next Friday! However I have enjoyed seeing all your samples, so thank you Sue for all your festive inspiration.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Two beauties today, I am hard pressed to choose between them, love the bells but also like the blue and white card. The bells would also make great wedding invitations.
Di B. x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Well, I cannot pick a favourite..... they are so different but equally beautiful. Must use these bells and that embossing folder............... I still have some time left for some special cards......... Weather frogs are threatening freezing cold/ rain/turning to sleet... I won't be venturing outside in my car!!
Hugs, Rose

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. 2 lovely cards again today. I particularly like the first one which I think would make a really great wedding card too.


Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
WOW WOW WOW I Love Christmas Card Double Days
Both Cards Are Truly Phenomenal I’m Thrilled That You’ve
Shared All These Exquisite Cards With Us,
I Am Truly Grateful For All The Inspiration You’ve Given Me Each
And Everyday.............
Sue, Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

They are both gorgeous!! Love especially the bells!

stitchingranny said...

A lovely card and it doesn't necessarily shout Christmas.

Hugs Helen xx

stitchingranny said...

Love the "Bells" card, its gorgeous

Hugs Helen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two more gorgeous Christmas cards. Love the bells and the embossing folder in the first one. Love the brilliant colours of the second one and also the dies. Can’t choose a favourite.

Barbara V

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love them both.
I have the Overlay and Ornament die set and I have used it for this year's cards.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Véronique L

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue,

The best of the two cards for me is the gold bells. I do like the blue as well, though my preference is the bells.

I note that the bells have hearts, so a die I would buy as it would be versatile. Could you it for Weddings & anniversary cards.

Thank you for all your inspiration you give us all.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock