Monday, 11 April 2016

Thinking Of You

 Hi bloggers!  I thought I would share with you one of the techniques that I was demoing at Ally Pally this past weekend.  We have some new products at Creative Expressions and one of them is called Pixie Powders.  I started with a piece of black gloss card and covered a large area with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue, keeping it a bit thick.  Next I tapped the Pixie Powders from the bottle (never squeeze them!) all over to cover the glue.  I used Midnight Blue, Teal Wash and Real Gold on this piece.  Once covered, either use an old brush to tamp it into the glue or very lightly spritz it with water so it keeps the powder from flying away during the next step.  Get your heat tool warmed up and hold it over a corner until the glue starts to bubble, then slowly move it all around and keep doing it until it stops bubbling.  It will take four or five minutes on a larger piece like this.  It will be very hot so set it aside to cool well.  Next I cut a layered frame using both sets of the Double Pierced Squares.  I added a thin black gloss edge on both the inner and the larger outer frame.  I stamped my sentiment, then made a few Flowers to match.  The flowers were done by using the same colours of Pixie Powder, but on black card lightly spritzed with water to just activate the powders. I cut them from the Sweetheart flower die set then added the matching white edge to the top of each flower before assembling them at the end of the sentiment.  I added a simple double white mat to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.

The winner of this week's Wednessday Card Giveaway is:

Helen Bell!!!

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Karen M!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize.   Thank you so much for your patience on this!   All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card, lovely. I'm so glad everyone enjoyed Ally Pally.
Congrats to Helen and all winners
I missed the show on Saturday, it was my granddaughters 14th birthday and she took me to the farm where their horses are stabled as she is mother to two baby lambs who were rejected, so she goes up to bottle feed them. She is a gorgeous young lady.
Daily hugs to all including Melody Molly, Tracey.

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Hi Sue,
Love the background on this card. I'll have to look out for the pixie powders. Congratulations to all the winners.
D x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very different card today, full of texture.
Congratulations to the winners.
So glad everyone had a good time at Ally Pally.
A lovely ending when you all voted for Phill lol.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

auscrafts said...

Lovely card

hollyberry said...

Really love this card and the background is gorgeous.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Anonymous said...

Nice rich colours for today's background. Congratulations to winners. JJxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card and technique, I've had a bereavement in the family so had to record your show will watch it later.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the technique you have used thank you tracyw x congratulations to all the winners

Jan.moogie said...

Wow thats different Sue, now do you think you can stamp into it whilst it is still hot or would it ruin your stamp. Shall have to try this,have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love the technique you have used. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the colours
Congratulations to all the winners
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love the texture of the background another great technique.Great card.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. WOW ! Amazing. I need pixies in my life. I have a fairy craft mother now I need these cheeky little devil's too. I knew there was a reason I bought some black gloss card a few weeks ago - it may have been for another technique you showed us but I've forgotten which it was now, just typical of me, I know the CE rep is visiting my little local craft shop tomorrow so it's time to send another text order to my friend and owner so she can add it to the mounting foam, primrose card and new folder order along with the cupcake happy birthday perspective die.
Poor Phill yesterday, I did wonder how he'd cope doing his demo without his mike, bless him, he handled it so well, full of giggles as usual lol. Was looking out for familiar faces, but people look so different from blog pictures !
Really looking forward to your next shows Sue, think you need a holiday after being so incredibly busy over the past few weeks.
I will end by sending you my usual hugs and hope you have a good day xxx

Anonymous said...

Another very different card, Sue, pixie dust looks fun - like the subtle background to the flowers. More new things to try!
Well done to all the winners.
cr@fty - Heather - so sorry for your loss.

'P' in Wales

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A visually stunning card, look forward to (hopefully) seeing a "live" demo of the pixie powders as I'm not sure I'm brave enough yet to try this.It was lovely to see you on tv at AP and found the marking at the end of Phill's show very funny.
Sympathies to Heather T. on your bereavement. Congratulations to Helen and the other winners - I'm doing a happy dance because I'm one of them, thank you Sue. Back to work today, where have the last two weeks gone? Sue XXX

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
This card is so lovely, and what an unusual background.
Love the sweet heart die.
I hope you are not too exhausted after two busy days at Ally Pally, loved the show.
Congratulations to all the winners😀
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a stunning background, and a great card. the Pixie powders are fabulous. The live shows were great, really enjoyed the demos. Well done to all the winners. Have a great day all. Bx

Maria Illsley said...

Hi Sue I saw this card in real life yesterday and it is,absolutely gorgeous. You demoed the technique too so I will definitely be giving it a go.
I recorded the shows over the weekend so will be catching up on them over the next few days xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely card and fab background.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue and great technique xx hazel

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, a very nice card this is a great technique I enjoyed watching you demo it yesterday. Hope you are not too warn out after being at Ally Pally all weekend which was great
Congrats to all winners
Kathy B x

TDQ Karen said...

Great new technique love the card
Congratulations to all the winners x

Chris Curry said...

Great card Sue. Couldn't get to Ally Pally this time so missed what must have been a fascinating demo. I hope you are going to do it on Hochanda too. Thank you. Xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very interesting background.

Congrats to all the winners.


Debra Kenworthy said...

Brilliant card idea Sue! This would make a great mixed media framed canvas. Some more things for my humongous wish.
Congratulations to all the winners! Debra x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I bought some Pixie powders from Julia so I will try them with your technique! fabulous - love it!
Anne M xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Another stunning card. I love the colours in the background and the iridescent look that the Pixie powders have created.
Congratulations to all the winners.x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card and a great technique. The colours of the pixie powders look stunning. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. So pleased you all had a great time at Ally Pally but hoping you get to have some time off before your one day special on hochanda later this week.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design I did see this card on your stand. I really enjoyed Ally Pally it was so nice meeting people everyone was so kind. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Helen Jones said...

I Sue great card I was wondering how that back ground was done when I was ally pally Sunday I got some of the pix dusts now I know I can get playing

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
This technique looks really interesting will look out for pixie powders & give it a go ,I like the textures & colour,
Couldn't believe my sleepy eyes to see I'm one of your winners thank you & congratulations to the other winners.
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card Sue. I have a couple of pixie powders so must try the technique.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a great background. Love the rich colourway.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Sylvia Yates said...

Oh my gosh, this looks fabulous! I've not seen the 'pixie powders ' yet. Must keep an eye open for them. Hope everybody had a great time at ally pally at the weekend. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue beautiful colours and texture and the flowers look so special. Sounds as though you had a busy weekend so hope you can get some rest today love from Jackie xx

karenlotty said...

I thoroughly enjoyed AP and watched both you and Julia demo Pixie Powders The rest is history as they say... Gorgeous technique Goegeos card

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a fabulous background!...must look out for these Pixie Dusts so I can try this for myself...

Congrats to all the winners...


Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue , a great technique and card , love those flowers , they are so sweet.
Glad everyone enjoyed AP , hope you can have a rest Sue!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a very unusual technique and so different too. It is very effective and I'm very tempted to try it. I can see I shall get very messy though, but it looks like fun! The flowers look stunning. Hope you have a well-deserved rest today. Best wishes

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
The pixie dust has really worked its magic here, what a great technique, looks lovely
Congratulations to the winners and on a successful Ally Pally
Muriel x

Suemac said...

Another lovely card . I see the usual unprofessional production team of Hochanda were at Ally Pally at the weekend . Not only did it take 20 mins to 'mike' up poor Phill , who handled it with good humour, but at one stage the captions on the screen covered Sue's demo ! After all that we could not watch on Freeview. What is wrong with this company ? Give me Create and Craft any day.

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card and an unusual background. I haven't seen these powders before so I will have to investigate, they look lovely on the black card for the flowers. I'm glad you enjoyed meeting people at Ally Pally, I'm going to watch phills show on catch up today. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to all the lucky winners xxx

carol quinn said...

Wow this is stunning.
Congratulations to the winners

dmj from kettering said...

These powders look very interesting, must hunt them out,

Doreen x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card today, I will have to get the pixie powders and try them.
I don't think I will ever keep up with all the new craft stuff coming out. I'm spending a fortune will be cash poor but craft stash rich lol.
I must admit I don't like the slanging on here about Hochanda, the problem with Freeview iis not your fault it's ITV. Plus stuff happens with live TV.
I watched Saturday's show and was able to watch your demo.
Anyway less of that your card is wonderful as always

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful I love how you have done the background

Debs Cards xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great card, these powders look amazing. Pleased to hear all went well at Ally Pally.
Sorry Suemac don't agree with you about Hochanda, they may have had a few teething problems with their first outside broadcast, I'm sure will improve with experience, after all they have only been running a few months.
Well done to all of the winners.

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, I think I need these pixie powders, wow what a lovely result. This would be a great man card.

Love Rosemarie x x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very different like the effect and the design of the card is lovely. love Jean Z xxx

Anne said...

What a lovely result the Pixie powders give, Sue. This is great.

Anne (Northampton)

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Pleased you had a great time at Ally Pally
These Pixi Powders do look good i need to get some .
Your card is beautiful as always .
Take Care
Elaine H X

fame01 said...

HI Sue
Oh what a great result you get from using the new pixie powders such a magical look to them love the result..
the card is pretty to
thanks for sharing with us
Hugs Sarah xxx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Ohh I saw you using these powders, not with the glue but with a spritz of water
And needless to say I was sold ! June this is one of the things I bought after you went home lol
I bought a few bottles and today I might just have a go at making some backgrounds ,and try the glue technique
I did see the finished card on your table and it looks amazing
Hope you have recovered from the show and are now taking things a little more easy
Hugs to everyone that needs one
Theresa G xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Sunning card. Love the look of the pixie powders. Sounds like a good time was had by all at Ally Pally :-) Congratulations to all the winners. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
What a beautiful background you have created with the new Pixie Powders.
The colours you have used together on this striking card are magical!
Lesley S x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow I never saw this at Ally Pally, mind you I only saw you briefly doing the recording of the Hochanda show, I will check this out, I am sure you are going to be doing a video on it at some stage.

I am really disappointed that I didn't get a chance to give you a big hug but it will be all the sweeter next time.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

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

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the look of this, so different.

Jane Franklin said...

I watched you demo this at A.P. and the results were stunning, so really pleased you've put it on the blog. I'm going to craft today and have a go.
A.P. was worth the 3 hour each way journey, I had a great day.
Congrats to the winners, luv jxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great technique

gwen70 said...

Wonderful car Sue, looks really interesting will have a go later today

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Nannieflash said...

Oh my Sue that looks rather a lot of fun. It cheers me up on a wet Monday morning for sure. Fabulous card. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

sandy acland said...

I love the blue background with pixie powder.

Sandy (tort)

Annie Pennington said...

Love the texture Sue. Look forward to seeing more of this product

Annie P

June Horrocks said...

Beautiful card sue I need the powders soooo much thank you for sharing love always June Horrocks Congrats to the winners xxxx

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & lovely Wilsonettes*I tried to get a look in when you were demoing the ‘Fairy dust’ on Sat aft’ but people were 4/5 deep around your table so all I could do was to give a little ‘see you later’ wave & hoped that later there would be less observers, unsurprisingly there was no chance of that*lol. Still it’s nice to know that you & your blog family AP visitors had a wonderful time over the weekend, the only thing left to do today Sue (if you can*lol) is to put your feet up & completely rest to gear yourself for the coming shows, did I just hear you say ‘no chance’ Lol I don’t know how you do it, you’re like wonder woman on a mission. Mind you, I remember everyone used to call me busy B because I had what I thought would be infinite energy, oh well those were the days x x x

This card works well together & I love the frames you have created, but I’m not sure YET about the centre. Maybe I have to look at it some more, maybe seeing it in real life it will wow me beyond words or maybe if the colours were slightly lighter or pastel it will grow on me, but without a doubt I love the effect that the ‘Pixie Dust’ has on the sweetheart flowers they stand out beautifully with a definite wow factor. Without a doubt you have once again shown us that different is what it is all about in creating a card, naturally there will be oodles of fans that will fall over their heels for this card, me I shall let it slowly grow on me x As always Sue thank you for sharing x x x

HELEN; SUE; KAREN & IRENE* congratulations on being the chosen winners of Sues delightful prizes; enjoy x x x

DIANE*It wasn’t me who won Sues demo card from Saturdays live show, it was another lucky lady & I guess she was well over the moon at being chosen x MAUREEN*It was another lady behind me who asked for the item number on Sat x

LYNDA*Hi my friend I spoke to BT to ask why your number hadn’t come up on my phone when you called & left your msg on Sat, they asked a load of questions (as they do*lol) & the clever engineer came to the conclusion that when I put my phone in ‘Aeroplane mode’ during Sues live show & switched A/M off again it had caused a glitch with the software, they tried to call my mobile but it too went straight to answer phone. So through land line call they got me to switch off phone, remove sim card, put back in & switch phone back on, they called mobile again few minutes later & this time it worked. Won’t be using that method again, but if anyone else has the same problem you know what to do*lol. Shame the noise/static was so much louder than your gentle voice my friend that I couldn’t hear where you were, but like you I’m not too keen on having to use answer phone either. We will meet one day soon. Love ‘n’ (((Hugs))) x x x

LAINE & YVONNE* lovely to see you back with us my friends have missed you & your bantering*lol. Don’t worry Laine as you couldn’t make it for AP this time round, sadly, then it is all go for Sept’ if the same plan is okay for you x x x

Well my friends it is back to work for me hoo...where has the time flown to. As always I send love ‘n’ (((hugs))) to you Sue & to all of you, especially to those who are going through a difficult time, HEATHER T Sorry if I missed your comment & sincere condolences on your loss but I send you special (((hugs))) . Take care Beth x x x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I hope all is well and you're over Ally Pally and resting!
Love the concept of the Pixie Dust !
Heather T take care!
Best wishes
Love Marg

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card!
Rosemary xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, the background technique looks great.
Thanks for sharing,

IVY Cheong said...

I'm in love with this technique as textures are my kind of style . Beautiful card, Ivy C x

Jess Watson said...

Good morning Sue, what a lovely technique, I think I might just NEED pixie powders in my life.
Thank you for all your inspiration.
The shows from AP were brilliant, keep up the good work.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Norma said...

Please, is this the same process as the Mica Powders, or am I missing something. I love the effect I get with Mica - is this a better, more luxurious finish? Beautiful card and lovely subtle colours - Norma

Cindy Dy said...

You are an awesome blogger. This is one of the best blog I had visited so far. Hope to read more post from you in the future. Keep it up. God bless.


Tressa said...

I am only too sorry that I was too busy at the other end of the hall to come up and see one of your demos, I would have loved to have seen how you did this one, it is beautiful. I haven't had the opportunity to play with the Pixie Powders so will have to wait for a week for this. Hope you didn't get home too late. I did manage to catch up your live show when I got back last night so could watch what I had heard from behind the curtains!!!!!


Stamps and Paper said...

Absolutely stunning effect Sue and such rich colours


Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Oooh I love this one. I'm sure I saw u demo one like this using mica powder.
Pixie dust??? Sounds more fun lol
Watched ur live show yesterday was great. Can't wait to catch tues/wed shows this week woo hoo. Not that I've any cash to spend whilst I'm off sick but I just love watching u demo.

Heather t. Thinking of u at this sad time.

Pam and Lynda b. Thanks for my daily cuddles. This is my last week of radio woo hoo

Congratulations to the winners.

Love to all xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
awesome card, I love, love, love the background. And your sweetheart flowers are sweethearts indeed.

Hugs, Rose

June F said...

Morning Sue

I love this technique, stunning card, as always


June x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Am definitely going to try this technique

Val Jones said...

Just love the Pixie powders Sue. Beautiful card and wonderful technique.
Congrats to the winners.
Love Val in Spain x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, this looks fantastic, really looking forward to seeing the Pixie Powders in real life, will have to have a trip to my local craft shop to see if they have any in.

nzillingworth said...


fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I am intrigued by the Pixie powers and look forward to seeing what else you create in the future. This card is certainly striking but the black frames are too imposing for me so I would probably have to use blue cardstock to match the dust.

Cr@fty-Heather, my condolences on your bereavement.
Tracy - I'm betting that the end of this week can't come soon enough for you. The way you have handled this time is an inspiration to us all.

Helen Bell - Congratulations on being the Wednesday Winner, enjoy your card.
Congratulations also to all of the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.


Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a fabulous technique. I will definitely be having a go! Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Have a great day everyone.

Kate's Cards said...

Oooh I love that technique and it has made a stunning card. Wow! xxxx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, what a great technique, just right for space cards. Congrats to winners Hugs Theresa xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

I was one of those fortunate enough to see you demo this technique on your stand at AP, it was fascinating to watch and results were really lovely. This card is beautiful and it was seeing this card that made me want to purchase the 'sweetheart flowers dies' haven't had chance yet, but I'm dying to have a play with them.
Love and Hugs Brenda xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dearest Special Friend Sue,
I Watched All The Ally Pally Shows And They Were Great,
When I Was Watching Yours And They Showed A Quick Clip Of
The Young Man Whom Had The Job Of Putting Prices, Product Names,
Also Numbers Together That Must Have Been Really Very Difficult.
I Really Love Hochanda In The Time They've Been Going There Bound
To Have Hickups, The Presenters Are Just So Very Enthusiastic And Wish To Learn
All The New Techniques.
Now To Today's Terrific Very Beautiful Card Whenever Creative Expression Bring Out New
Products They Are Just Wonderful And Everyone Wants Them....
I Love The Glossy Black Card, Also The Awesome "Pixie Powder" Colour Pallett
That You've Used For Today's Masterpiece "The Midnight Blue, Teal Wash, Real Gold"
All Work Together So Very Well, With Out The Flowers This Would Make An Outstanding Man's
Card, I Love The Frames Also The Very Beautiful Sweetheart Flowers So Very Pretty.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Your Blog, Which Inspires Me Everyday And I Can't Begin To Tell
You How Much I Appreciate That, When You Share Your Tips And Techniques.
If I Ever Loose My Mojo Which I Often Do Lol!
I Go Into My Sue Wilson Folders Which I Now Have In Pinterest And Bloglovin.
Sue I'm Looking Forward To The Shows On Hochanda
Take Great Care My Special Friend
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin, And Also Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Congratulations To Helen Bell For Winning The Wonderful Wednesday Gift Card Enjoy..
Congratulations To The Wilsonettes Whom Won The Fabulous Gift For The Comment Enjoy...
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, this is so different to what you do normally, I'm not sure about this one, maybe it will grow on me,
crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Not quite sure of this one Sue but it might grow on me. What i do think is that it looks like outer space and the cosmos that you see on certain nights. It reminds me of molten lava just it's not red or orange in colour but that's what i see it as, see imagination running wild again. I'm glad that you all had such a lovely time at the AP at the weekend and that so many of the Wilsonettes could go and see their idols mesmirize them. I think this would need to be a demo to watch out for to see the magic take place.
Well congratulations to all last weeks winners, i hope that you treasure your prizes as i know i did after the shock of winning wore off. The only person that understands my excitement when i seen my name was my beautiful son Rory who was over the moon that i had won as i am at all who win with Sue, although like many others i think that just seeing Sue at work is magic all off it's own. Enjoy people.x
Well it is a beautiful day here at the Ochil Hills although perhaps a bit windy which will do my washing fine. Tomorrow is my friends birthday so i am meeting her before she starts work so that she can get her treasures that i have been squirriling away for the day. I love to see her eyes when she gets even the simpliest of gifts as they light up like the sun which is just what see needs the now poor thing as she has taken Bells Palsey once more which takes it's own time about rectifying itself. I hope that where ever you are you are enjoying a lovely day too and sending hugs to our Tracy, you're on the final leg my flower and you will so need this wee holiday after all you have been through this past long while but i'm sending you hugs to keep you going and to anyone else that needs them.
Crafty Heather flower, hugs are being sent your way as well, i'm so sorry for your loss but my prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Nana on the Hill said...

Loving the midnight blue pixie dust Sue, great texture too, wonder what it would look like on white with paler tones?

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The new pixie dust looks really interesting. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

sued99 said...

This looks really interesting. I love the textured effect.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
This looks like a fascinating technique will have to have alook for these powders, the sweetheart flowers look fabulous. Glad you all had a great time at AP. Congratulations to all the winners today

Heather T sending you sincere condolences
Tracy, you're on the last lap now and then it's time for you to take things easy for a while, you must be exhausted with all the traveling let alone the treatments xx

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. I love the look and colours of the Pixie Powders and how you have added texture. I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Helen Bell, CraftySuetoo, Karen M and iReneM.

Best wishes

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes. Beautiful card today Sue, as usual. You are so very talented!

So sorry I haven't had the time to visit the blog but there's been so much going on and the days are just not long enough.
I've just returned from a long trip to visit my oldest brother who suffered a stroke a few months ago. It was a wonderful visit and he's coming along very nicely. My other brother traveled there from Florida also so we had a nice reunion. It was sad not to have my youngest brother there...we lost him to cancer last summer.

There is no way I can go back and catch up on all of you so I hope that you are all doing well.

Have a beautiful day everyone.

Hugs to all!!! ❌⭕️❌⭕️

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Goodness...this looks interesting :). I've got a mental image of the card looking like a bubbling volcano as you run the heat gun over it :). The colours of the pixie powders are very rich indeed, I think I'm going to have to look out for them when I start buying new 'stash' again.
Congrats to all the winners from last week, well done all of you.
Happy crafting.
Bejay xx

DeCor said...

Hi Sue
Really pleased that you are posting from your demo's at Pally ally. I have tried to do the Lauren stamp with the flakes glitter glue...guess what I forgot! To take the card to the stamp. Had to start over and not nearly as crisp as yours. Will keep practising. Trying this one today I love the way it looks and the great texture in it. A big congrats to all winners. Hope you are having a 😊 break today Sue. Thanks again for all you share.

Suebak said...

Beautiful midnight blue effect - loving the pixie dusts.
Susan x

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, so glad you all had a good time at Ally Pally. Wish I could have been there. Wasn't sure about this card but it has grown on me.The pixie powders look like fun, the colours you've chosen really work well together. I will have to have a play (when I get some money to buy some, lol). Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Vie Carter said...

loved this demo at ally pally, thought ally pally was better than usual

lovely to see you there Sue


CraftyJo said...


Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Lovely card I love the effect achieved with the pixie powders I'll have to look out for them! I'm looking forward to catching up on your live Ally Pally show online later today Congratulations to all the winners!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Lovely card I love the effect achieved with the pixie powders I'll have to look out for them! I'm looking forward to catching up on your live Ally Pally show online later today Congratulations to all the winners!

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card, love how black takes the colour - well done for all your hard work at Ally Pally X X X

Jean said...

Lovely card!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Well I couldn't go to Ally Pally but it was lovely having the next best thing - seeing some Live Shows from there courtesy of Hochanda!
Well done to everyone involved - it was a lot of fun! Well done to the CE Team - you really do showcase the lovely products so well!
Today's card is really striking Sue! I have posted some of the closeup shots on Pinterest! Some lovely photos! Thank you!
I'm sure you are tired today!
Congratulations to all the winners!
Tracy - last lap - well done! Thinking of you - you have been quite amazing!
Love to all, Myra xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow it's gorgeous Sue.

gr karin van eijk

KarinsArtScrap said...


Congratulations to the Winners

gr karin

terrie said...

Congrats to the winners.....
What a beautiful and rich color card....this turned out really nice.
well done Sue

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations to the 4 winners! This is another stunning technique that I definitely need to try!! Such a gorgeous finished piece!! TFS!

Lisbeth said...

Great technique today Sue and a very smart card. Love the colours (blue and white). Thanks for sharing


lorraine (classylady) said...

stunning card Sue must try this technique.
Lorraine- Scotland. xxx

lorraine (classylady) said...

stunning card Sue must try this technique.
Lorraine- Scotland. xxx

Jan Moss said...

Hi Sue. Not sure I like the colour scheme, but love the lay out. I suspect it may look better in real life. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue, saw this card on the table at Ally Pally, but didn't know how you achieved the effect. I have done something similar using mica powders. Will look out for these Pixie powders as I seem to have missed them at Ally Pally! Don't know how, perhaps I was just too busy looking at your new die release & compiling yet another list. Do like the Belgian dies in particular.
Congratulations to all the winners.

iReneM said...

Sounds like an interesting technique
for this stunning card.

Congrats to Helen for winning the Wed giveaway....
and whoopee....I am one of the comment winners :)
Cheered me up no end LOL

Congrats to Karen and Sue too


granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Love that background, what a gorgeous colour. SueL x

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I was mesmerised watching you demo this technique at ally pally x either that or starstruck ! The card looks even more stunning in real life x thankyou sue for your inspiration x
Congratulations to all the lucky winners x
Heather my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family x
Tracy sending you a huge hug x
Yvonne laine and jan missed you all and welcome back xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning and unusual effect - love it!!!

Congrats the winners

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Well, my first comment went into cyber space once I press publish the first time. I was lucky enough to see you demo this technique and all the other new goodies as well. I'll try again to publish now. Congratulations to all the comment winners.

Bente Sørflaten said...

A beautiful card with a great bckground, makes a wonderful effect!

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Interesting technique and gives texture to the card which I like.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! Would love to see a video of this technique as it looks amazing.
I am a big fan of Hochanda and think they have come a long way in a short time. They have technical issues just like C&C have at any live event and they will need to iron them out but I love the emphasis on demos and not the hard sell and constant emails getting read out along with the life story of certain presenters who think they are the star of the show and not the guest. I for one am looking forward to what the future brings with them and will give them a chance as they say Rome wasn't built in a day and we are all quick to criticise and very rarely praise the good service we do receive.

Janet Wilson said...

Fab background!

Karen Drew said...

What a stunning effect. Would be great for a mans card
congratulations to the winner
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Those powders look interesting - could you do a video to demonstrate them?
Beverley W

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Fabulous background technique, pixie powders look interesting hope to see them demonstrated soon.

ursula said...

I have tried this technique with mica powders and really struggled....could not get it to bubble, I would also like to see a video on it because yours looks lovely...a really lovely card...luv Ursula xx

craftynanna said...

My my Pixie Dust, I have heard of Angel Dust, lol, this sounds very intriguing though, I have to get to grips with colour cloud ink yet, it's a Beautiful card and the colour is lovely and I caught your show on hochanda too. Love Johanna

craftynanna said...

My my Pixie Dust, I have heard of Angel Dust, lol, this sounds very intriguing though, I have to get to grips with colour cloud ink yet, it's a Beautiful card and the colour is lovely and I caught your show on hochanda too. Love Johanna

Natalia Smith said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, brilliant design and fab background. The new pixie dust looks interesting I have to get some. Love your new beautiful set of dies x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card today and the technique is like the one with mica powders. ~The pixie dust colours are gorgeous.
Congratulations to all the winners.
love to all
Maureen xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Well once more another lovely card, and one I was lucky enough to see, along with the technique being demo'd by Sue at Ally Pally yesterday. I had a wonderful time and bought lots. Sue was really charming to everyone and genuinely loved chatting to people and helping them with any issues they had with their crafting. The whole event is run really professionally.

Unfortunately I didn't meet any Wilsonettes like last time, and Yvonne, I missed wearing your badge this time.

It took me four hours and forty five minutes each way (and four changes!) because of engineering works and Sunday service on the trains, but going home was worse because the train was so full.

I had to stand for the last hour as well, but worse still, some pervert on the pretence of leaning over to talk to his wife\girlfriend effectively pinned himself up against me with his arms on either side of me. This in itself was unpleasant, but as he left he slowly and purposefully ran his hand over my bottom! I was so angry, I turned to look at him and glared, and wanted to say something but he didn't look at me. I was shaking my head and muttering, but I felt really stupid and unable to say anything. I looked around but no one seemed to have noticed. Thankfully he walked back to another carriage. I just wanted to get home.

Sorry to vent this on here. On a more pleasant note I was able to see lots of Sue's gorgeous cards yesterday and I took photos of many. Imagine my sheer delight today to read the blog and discover I have won the Wednesday card giveaway, not only is it gorgeous it's one I photographed yesterday. I am so looking forward to receiving it and I will give it a good home.

Congratulations to all the comment winners, and thank you to all who congratulated me.

Sorry for the long post.

Love Helen xxx

Julie Elli said...

Just up my street! I love everything about this card Sue! I don't know how you keep getting the ideas and inspiration but please keep going.
Congratulations to the winners. Xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I would love to watch you demo this technique, the finish looks fabulous, it looks like the surface of a planet, I love it !!
Congratulations to the lucky Winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous card Sue, and the technique looks amazing.xx

Littlelamb said...

Was able to see you demo this card at AP. Wonderful technique. Will try it later. Mine will be lighter as didn't get the dark blue. Silly me. Will have to remedy that. Am trying to get organised. Bought some storage boxes today for ink pads and colour cloud etc.,

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

So that's what pixie dust does! I was intrigued yesterday to hear a few ladies mention buying it at Ally Pally and I wondered what on earth it could be....I had no idea that the effects could be so cool. I remember you using this technique with mica powder and I loved it then, the way it bubbles like molten metal or lava is intriguing. It would be especially appreciated if you would do a video of this procedure with the pixie dust, for those of us not fortunate enough to watch you in person....bitter?Moi?.....I always follow instructions better if I witness them for myself:-) The colours you have chosen really appeal to me, the rich blue and a sprinkle of gold remind me of a crisp, frosty, midnight sky with twinkling stars, the frame really sets off the main event beautifully. Ooooh I wish that I could have been there stalking you and soaking up the excited atmosphere.....maybe next time.....
Well ladies, I've had the night and day from hell! I am literally dead on my feet after getting about an hours sleep last night. The reason for my insomnia was my little princess, Darcey who cried and scratched all night long....I had a suspicion that she has a urinary tract infection because she kept going out, coming back and then twenty mins later crying to go out again. She just wouldn't settle until 6am when she eventually came home and settled down. I've kept a close eye on her today because it's so difficult to tell with a cat if they are ill. She has continued to cry and scratch and ask to go out repeatedly today and I noticed her try but fail to do the toilet three times in ten minutes...the poor wee scone:-( So, off to the vet we go tomorrow and hopefully they can relieve her discomfort, you always worry when they reach a certain age that their kidneys are failing but fingers crossed it's nothing to panic about because she is only nine which isn't too elderly in cat years
A note about Hochandas performance, personally I was impressed with their coverage of Sues show, it was a sterling job for their first attempt and there is bound to be some teething problems in their first live broadcasts so we should all give them a break. I have been impressed with the amount of emphasis on the guest and their demonstrations and the speed of delivery of any items purchased compared with C&C.
Heather, my condolences on your loss, it's always hard to lose a loved onexxxx
Beth, how did it go with the dog sitters on Saturday? Did Lauren and Hannah enjoy the new attention?
Congrats to Helen and the other blog winners this week, enjoy your prizes as I did when I was fortunate enough to be chosen.....perhaps it will cheer you up after your experience on your journey home Helenxxxx
Jan, lovely to see you back with us, you have been missedxxxx
Hugs to Tracy on your last week of treatment:-)
Cuddles to Yvonne, Maria, Theresa, Rebecca, Linda, Lorraine, Lynda, Wheely bad, p, Pam and all in need of a bear hugxxx


Theresa Pace said...

wow! i never saw this. i wish i did. you have created so much texture and that background is amazing. it looks peacocky now. love it, hugs xx

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Well this time tomorrow I will be settled down to watch you and all your expertise gracing our screens - can't wait x
Am loving todays fabulous beauty of a card. Dark and moody with a mysterious sprinkle of sparkle thrown in. Loving the look that you have created with the Pixie Powders and am finding myself intrigued and really looking forward to seeing them in action in future demonstrations.
The sweetheart flowers were one of the dies that were at the top of my wish/want list but you have thrown a gigantic spanner in the works as the new launch approaches and there are many of the new sets fighting for pole position also x
Well done to the lucky winners - enjoy x
FRANCES - I am trying really hard to rest and not over tax myself x
HEATHER - so sorry for your loss - sending you a hug x
BETH - it's lovely to be back - can't tell you how much I miss everyone on the blog when I am unable to participate in the conversations. And obviously not being able to have my daily dose of Sue is a real downer. I saw your Cameo role on Saturday in the feature film - lol. You hid your nerves well - I think Hollywood may be in touch soon x
Am a little confused as to the mention of not being able to see Sue's demo as the captions were in the way. I had presumed there would be a lot more hiccoughs than there was seeing as it was the first show and I had no interference when I watched. Have not seen any of the other shows yet but am intending to try and watch them on catch up x
TRACY - I am not up to date with how things are with you having been absent for a while but reading between the lines it sounds like you are approaching the end of the next chapter. I have said it before and I will say it again - you have been an absolute trouper throughout this journey and hats off to you lovely lady. I have nothing but admiration for you - lots of love x
JAN - welcome back hun x
THERESA - so nice to be missed - makes one feel wanted. I bet you missed more than Laine though - admit it x
HELEN - I am sorry I was not able to provide you with a badge this time - I am still trying to get over my feelings of complete helplessness at my inability to make it this time. Fingers are well and truly crossed for September. I can't believe what happened to you on the train. I cannot guarantee that the man in question would have been able to walk at all had he touched my behind!! So pleased you won the card hun - hope it helps make up for the long journey x
LAINE - hope you get your baby sorted hun. You have got to be wide awake as there is a lot going on tomorrow evening x
Off for an early night. Still feeling a little out of sorts and can hear my Super King Size bed gently calling my name.
Take care everyone - happy thoughts
Crafty hugs

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card love the background.
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

Elsie Smyth said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous background, I have just ordered the the sweetheart flower die.xx

Crafti Moggie said...

Great card today Sue, thank you,

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card lovin the technique

Congrats to all the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes
I love Todays card it's gorgeous will try this technique but have to get the shiny black card first.
Loved your show on Hochanda sorry I missed the live show at AP Saturday but saw it on catch up
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

BIG HUGS TRACY pleased your on your last treatment woop woop Love Lynda xx

Beth glad your phone is now sorted I will give you a call.Hug's Lynda xxx

Big Hug's for you Wheelybad & Big cuddle for Billy xxx

Thinking of you TIna & & Hug's Lynda xxxx

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. The pixie dust has certainly inspired lots of comments - this looks to be a gorgeous card. Look forward to seeing you demonstrate this some time. X

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Now my busy weekend is finished it will take me several days to get over it all !! It was so lovely to see you and chat to you at Alley Palley on Saturday. I was lucky enough to see you demo this technique personally !! I really love the card. The Pixie powders look very bright in real life and you produced such beautiful effects using them. I really loved the Teal one. ( I just love Teal !!) I must have a go at this when I get some Pixie powders. I love the black and white frames to. I think the whole card is very stunning and very dramatic !! I do love the beautiful little Sweetheart flowers you have used with the same technique as the background. I have these flower dies and they are wonderful. So cute !! I can't wait to see your shows on Hochanda starting tomorrow evening. Thank you for everything Sue lots of love from Tres x x x

Hi DeCor, it was great to meet you and chat you at Alley Palley on Saturday !! I love meeting new people but I am very shy !! Sending you lots of love from Tres (Teresa) x x x

Sending love to everyone from Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What an amazing technique! I missed seeing you demo it on Saturday.
Looking forward to your next shows on Hochanda.
Véronique L

Eunice said...

The colors are amazing in this card!!! Love the Pixie (dust) powder, sure is a fabulous finished product.!! Thanks Sue.

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, still not used to Australin time but what a gorgeous card (better late than never) last vet the background.
Nancyd xx

Sandy H said...

The Pixie Powders sound fun and as others have said it will be nice to see you demo this. Like the design of this card though I think I'd substitute blue for the black on the frames.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Condolences to Cr@fty Heather.

Jean Bullock said...

Love, love, love this. Very interested in the pixie powders. Pinned of course.

Paula said...

I love this card, it's beautiful! I was so busy yesterday I didn't have time to visit, I am so glad I've caught up today! :)
Paula x

Dawn Holben said...

OOH Sue I love the metallic background using the fab pixie powders.
Definitely going to have to get some of those.
Really love this one.

SueJ said...

A great background, love the colours.