Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello crafters!  Today's card giveaway is from the Birthday bundle shows.  I started with a piece of coconut white card taped to my craft sheet.  I lightly spritzed it with water and used my Pixie Powders to bring it to life.  Tapping the bottles gently to add powder across the card, I used the Midnight Blue, Teal Wash, Peacock Green and Aqua Lagoon to create a beautiful piece of background card.  I spritzed it again once all the powder was applied and watched it burst to life.  I dried it with my heat tool then cut the Birthday Shadow Box die out of it.  I also used bits of the leftover to cut the sentiments, cupcakes, balloons and present as well as a poppy as an accent.   I added a backing piece to my shadowbox by embossing white card with the Dot Matrix folder.   I used the Stitched Lattice Frame dies to add a tiered white frame to the card.  I cut the Bern die and nipped it in half and added it to the top and bottom of the card as accents.  I used Frilly Edged white ribbon and added a bow on the side and seated the poppy in the middle of the bow.  I completed the card with Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dots around the edge.   The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  Please leave a comment to be entered into the drawing to win this card and I will post the winner on Saturday's blog as usual.  All for now, Sue x































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174 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, beautiful. I love this.
Elaine, I hope the housing dept sort your problem out soon, don't let them leave it too long, get your MP involved, you are going through a hard enough time without that. I hope Andrew is reassured about the pain being healing from surgery,.
Tina, it is terrible to have that financial burden to get the help you need. I'm glad Micks appetite is still good, hope the new meds help the spasms.
Tracey, as always, caring thoughts and hugs for you, and all who are in need or just want a hug.
The Carvery was delicious, Jack had yorkshires mash and some veg. Ryan had 3 meats with his, they are so different for twins.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card. I love the colours. I've just made a cards with these dies but used 'safe' colours. I must try to be more adventurous.
Thanks for sharing this Sue.
D x

Denise Bryant said...

Love this shadowbox die... so many possibilities! Great colors too, and so many fun details inside each of the openings! What a delight!

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
What a striking colour way.Great card.
Jan x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
I love this card, the colours are so vibrant, and your shadow box die is very useful
Pat x

val said...

Hi Sue this is a beautiful card love the colour and the shadow box xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. This is a fabulous card. I love the verdigris effect that you've achieved with the pixie powders and the framing is wonderful. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, now today's card is one I really like, I have been using the Shadow box dies quite a lot, you can use anything in the design, and the balloons with the metallic linx hanging from them looks really effective, yes Sue I am sure you have tried that too.

There are such terrible atrocities happening in our world today, when and how will it end, my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has been and is still being affected by them, these people in my opinion are barbaric.

Pam, so pleased you liked the carvery, don't worry about Jack not eating meats, my youngest son would not eat meat for years when he was young, he used to gag on it even though it was cut up really, really small, but now he is a strapping man approaching 40 who loves it, as the years go by our taste buds change too, but don't force him or make a big issue out of it, what will be will be.

Tracey, Elaine, Andrew, Tina Mick and everyone else, here are special hugs.

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

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love the shadow boxes. The colours are exquisite & with a poppy which I just think is so versatile in many different colourways. Yvonne xx

Teresa c said...

Very pretty card today Sue like the colour xx

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the striking colour you have created with the pixie powders. Marion S x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is gorgeous, I love the Colour being backed by the white, it shows the vibrancy of the pixie powder colours. Good luck to everyone for the draw. Bx

Marion Bull said...

Good morning Sue and everyone! Love this card and the pixie powders have made a brilliant background! Happy crafting everyone!
Maggie B xx

DOREEN j said...



Love the card, Sue, have this die and was running out of ideas, this has given me some more!



DOREEN x

auscrafts said...

Love this die and the pixie powders,the colours are lovely

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue, fab colours.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
love the pixie powders and these colors are just beautiful. Great card!
Hugs
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

The shadow boxes are so effective Sue and the pp so vibrant. The card is lovely. JJxx

Alison Dartford said...

What a beautiful card xxxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A fabulous design with gorgeous colours that really pop!
Loving the Shadow Box dies, just can't decide which one to go for, decisions decisions!x

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
Beautiful card, vibrant colours who would not like this card.
Lovely shadow box, will have to get this set of dies.
Well it is raining here today, has our summer gone????
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Karen Drew said...

Wow! Love the effect the pixie powders create. Great use of the shadow box die
Luv
Karen

Clare W said...

GM Sue. This is fabulous! Love it. Must give it a try.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Oh my word Sue. I'm presuming you have made a couple of these samples as you do, because if not how can you be so generous (if not slightly crazy) lol and give this away !?? Quick, do a swap over before more people drop by. This isn't a card sample Sue this is a complete gift. It's absolutely stunning, what more can I say. It really is one of those gifts that make you smile as soon as it loads, you are a complete and utter genius at all you do. Thank you.
I had my Wellington bravery award swapped over yesterday - although Andy had palpitations buying something related to the festive season in July lol but as I usually 'create' for want of a better word, Steph & create are not usually two words I'd put together in the same sentence, but I usually do a small card which has a pocket for gift cards for the festive season, but now I have your stocking die, I can't tell you how useful that will be when I have to start preparing for the November market, so again, thank you for creating this perfect die.
On that note, I will leave you with a bunch of hugs and hope you have an enjoyable day xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow I just love this card thank you so much.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Debra K. said...

Fabulous card! Love the colour of the card you've created from the Pixie Dust and this looks wonderful used with the shadow box die. Debra x

Sunset Bay said...

Another beautiful card Sue. Love the way those pixie powders 'pop'. Gorgeous colours and love the shadow box dies xxx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Barbara (C) said...

Pixie Dust is so versatile and used this way creates a beautiful depth of colour against the white...The Shadow Box Die works so well.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Just managed to get this die set so I can play now!
Great love this idea - such good colours and they do pop against the white.
Anne M xxx

Maria Illsley said...

I love the pixie powders and the card shows them off fabulously xx

sandy acland said...

Wow Wow Wow, I really love this card. Stunning:0)

Sandy (tort)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. The pixie powders are gorgeous. What beautiful colours.

BarbaraV

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning card Sue, really love these elements x

Anne said...

I love the effect from the Pixie powders here, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

PharmacyMichele said...

WOW!!!! Stunning card -would just love to win this one.

Michele

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card. I love the colours, the pixie powder piece that you diecut is glorious.
B xx

Smileranna said...

Good morning sue what a stunning card I love the colours xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! Absolutely stunning card (one I would be hesitant to give away lol!). I love the concept of these shadow box dies your imagination can run away with you, so I guess these are moving up my 'list'!!! The colour combination you've used is fabulous and right up my street! The pixie powders are gorgeous.
Hugs x
Heather T

nancyd said...

Gorgeous card Sue and beautiful colours.
Nancyd xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
I love todays card and the effect of the powders is brilliant
thanks for sharing
hugs Sarah xxx

Chris Curry said...

I love how you've done this card Sue. I have this die and have just used it for a first birthday card. Although I think it looks good I love what you have done with the pixie dies, which I also have, and will be trying it. Thank you. Xx

Suemac said...

Beautiful card, fantastic colour

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I would love to give it a new home. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue I love this card it really has the wow factor using the pixie powders and the I love the shadow boxes you can use so many different little dies or stamps with them which is very useful
KathyB x

Gloria Robey said...

morning Sue this card is stunning and I love the colour combinations you have used.
The shadow box die is at the top of my list but I don't; know if I could handle the pixie powders . Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Rachel Taylor said...

Oh goodness that is so beautiful ,i thought it was a framed picture at first lol x

Anonymous said...

The shadow box in conjunction with the other dies has produced a spectacular card, Sue, nice use of the pixie powders but not going there!
Elaine, let's hope this is the start of getting your problem neighbour sorted, how can anyone be so inconsiderate? Surprised at how many have had dreadful things happening, think we have been so lucky in that respect.
Well wishes to everyone who needs them - Mick, Andrew, Wheely, Steph, Y & L plus many others and hugs specially to Tracy.
See you're over the 10 million, Sue, CONGRATULATIONS!

'P' in Wales

Val Jones said...

Beautiful card Sue. I have this die but I'm struggling with it so thanks for the wonderful inspiration.
Love Val in Spain xxx

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue this card is so so beautiful I love this one. The colours are stunning it would look so beautiful in a frame thank you sue love always
June Horrocks if I could make this I could never part with it lol xxxxxx

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous and I love the colors. I think I need some of the pixie dust, it's beautiful.

lilian said...


Hi Sue, love this card, the colours are fantastic, I don't have any of the pixie powders,
Thinking I need some, I wonder how much they are, and do you need a full range of the colours
To get the best effects, not supposed to be spending, just back from hols.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Poppyfield Crafts said...

Morning Sue

A gorgeous and colourful creation for today's card. Love the shadow boxes and pixie powders

June x

A Happercrafter6 said...

What a lovely background and how effective all the elements look cut from the same card.
Jan
Northampton

Jane Franklin said...

Wow that is so colourful, I love it. Luv jxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Pixi powders are fantastic and I love this colour way. Spent Sunday letting my grand daughter play with the ones I bought recently as she fell in love with them after seeing you demo them. Today is going to be a crafting day as it is raining Monday did not turn out to be one as the day brightened so gardening took my time after the ironing was completed of course!!
Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

CraftyJo said...

Love it - though the bow *may* be a little overkill ;)

nattyboots said...

Oh Sue Fab card wonderful colours ,what a great creation i love it !

Pam,,, I had a phone call from a Gentleman yesterday who is going to wright to her , it wont do any good and i told him so, i asked the question about pets ,he said " no you are not allowed pets but someone from the housing did give her permission to have hers " well i don't know much about the law , but at a guess i think under the circumstances i will just be expected to put up with it .I was disturbed again last night with the cat having a run around it woke me at 12 35 and finished playing at 12 50 , not so long but i could not go back to sleep for ages.

Andrew called in to see us yesterday, he does not look at all well , he is expecting to have a letter this week with a date to see his consultant .

Take care everyone big hugs to all.
Elaine H X

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue


Love it,

Love
Roz.x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This die set is already on the wish list but it has now moved up to the very top!...love the Pixie Powder effects too, how vibrant and colourful...would love to win this, fingers crossed..lol

Izzy

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous creation, what a thrill it would be to receive it in the post, a happy dance would follow. Another fantastic idea for the shadow box set.
Lydia
X

carol quinn said...

Beautiful, really vibrant
Carol

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Wow what a beautiful expolosion of colour. Love the pixie powders. I have found that a very little goes a long way, so they will last a long time. Love this shadow box.

Love Rosemarie X X

sharon casey said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Oh WOW WOW WOW this is gorgeous loving the colours on this must buy some pixie powders and play
hope you all have a lovely day
Sharon xxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card with wonderful colours :))

Anonymous said...

Great technique to make a coloured card to cut out the dies just amazing xx love yvonne bennettxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
it's a WOW card for sure. I LOVE the background and your dies, making for such a fab card.
Hugs, Rose

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous pixie background and a lovely striking card.

hettygarlick said...

That's a really striking card. I'm not sure about the pixie powders. I can't help feeling I'd end up with a muddy mess!

gwen70 said...

Wow such a wonderful card, gorgeous colours Sue

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue , Very rich colours love it. love Jean Z xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, once again you have given us a stunning card.
I love the background you have created, it is gorgeous.
Anyone would be over the moon to receive a card as beautiful as this.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,love the colours,my Christmas shadow box die has just arrived and cant wait to try it,thank you,Linda x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful
Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, gosh this is different, these shadow boxes really are so versatile. Love the colours you have used.
Wendyx

Bluefairy4U said...

Good morning Sue, love the card and the use of the pixie powders. Have just bought some so will give it a go. Love how you cut the die to give you a lovely border too . Big hugs Jo xx

Annie Pennington said...

Beautiful vibrant colours today Sue. Love the Pixie powders. The shadow box dies are on my wish list but I'm trying to decide which set I need first.

Annie P
xxxx

Crafti Moggie said...

Morning Sue, love the card today, such a lovely colour and the way you have created it sounds involved but I'll have to give it a try,

thank you so much, lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl xx

Kim Dibben said...

Stunning card Sue xxx love the pixie powder background. I've bought some and can't wait to find time for a play xx
Love Kim D

Bejay Roles said...

Morning Sue,

I really MUST get one of the Shadow Box Dies, they are so versatile aren't they. I love the effect you got with the pixie powders (something else to add to my wish list lol).

Sorry I've not been around this week. I've been clearing out the lounge room ready for painting. It was meant to be done and dusted on Saturday but when I was prepping the walls I found a little bit of paint flaking off...out comes my scraper and off comes all the loose paint...almost the entire wall, up to about 5'!! It looks like they put new plaster on the wall and then painted too soon. This set me back a day as I had to slap on some watered down pva glue to seal it and give the new paint something to grab onto.
So, SUnday is painting day. I started at 10:00am and finished just as the news came on at 9:00pm!! At least I had good compant with Johnny Walker, Paul O'Grady and Claudia Winkleman on the radio :).
It didn't finish there...I had to wait for the new carpet to arrive...yes...another string to my bow, I was going to lay my first ever carpet (I've used carpet tiles up to now). Well, that was an ineresting experience I have to say lol. Now I have to get all the furniture back in the room but my back and shoulders are telling me to sit down for a while and catch up with everything online.

Elaine, please get your MP involved with your problem, they really can help. When I lost both parents within 6 months of each other, the housing association were going to throw me out, even though I'd lived in the house for over 30 years! Luckily, mum used to do a lot for the Lib/Dem party in the town (she was brought up as a Liberal) and when one of them came round to offer his condolences I told him what was going on. The next thing I know another councillor comes round and gives me the address of my local MP. I write to him and he really got the ball rolling and I was put right on the top of the emergency housing list. It took 7 months to find a place but I ended up in a really nice ground floor flat. Stayed there 3 years and then moved to Cornwall lol. Anyway, they can do some good. My MP?...Chris Humne!! He may have been a bit of an idiot in his private life, but he went to bat for me. Don't be afraid to get in touch with yours, go to his/her local surgery and get them to help :)

Bejay xx

IVY Cheong said...

What a stunning card. It's a ready framed 'picture' for a pride of place on the wall. Hugs, Ivy C x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning birthday card. Lots of lovely colours. Your shadow box is so different and very effective. I love the card.

Kate's Cards said...

Love, love, love the colours! xxxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Really different card , I like the colour & the lay out
Best wishes
Karen M

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a truly outstanding card and the colours absolutely beautiful. Love the little touches you have given it. Amazing. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Suebak said...

What a striking card but I feel it would not be quite the same without your dot matrix embossed backdrop which both adds something and completes the box card.

Susan x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, that is such a striking card and I do love the colours youve used. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Sam Smithard said...

To Very Dearest Special Friend Sue,
I'm So Very Sorry I've Not Been Around For A Couple
Of Days But I've Not Been To Good Still Not Brilliant But
Hey Ho That's Another Story!!!!!
I Love Today's Extremely Exquisite Card, I Just Love The Awesome
Pixie Powder Colours You've Used They Are So Extremely Vibrant And Rich.
Great Use Of Your Tremendous Dies Starting With The Very Beautiful "Shadow Box"
So Many Ways This Can Be Used Its Just Stunning, I Love The Stitched Lattice Frame Die,
I Love Also How You've Cut A Bern Die Then Cut In Half To Extend Your Card Not Forgetting How You've Used
The Extremely Beautiful Poppy Die, Also Can I Say How Truly Great It Is To See The Return Of
The Cosmic Shimmer Pearls (PVA Dots) Around Your Beautiful Card They Look Outstanding.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing You Inspire Me Each And Every Day I Can't Begin To Tell
You How Much I Appreciate That.
Take Great Care My Wonderful Friend.
Warmest Fond Wishes To Wonderful Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love To You All From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Willsonettes
Huge Hugs To Steph, Take Great Care, Steph Great Idea About Using The Stocking Die For Christmas Cards For Gift Cards I Could Use It Also For The Inserts Of Two Of My Cards For My Godson's As They Are Both At An Age Where I Give Them Money So They Can Get What They Wish, Usually I Make An Envelope's Or Something Similar But This Is A Wonderful Idea The Die Can Be Used On The Front For Decorative Purposes Then On The Inside For A Different Use...... Thank You So Much For Sharing

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
This really is a wow card today! I love the effects you get with Pixie Powders and I love using them. I love how you have used your card for all the elements as well as the pretty flower! You are sooooo clever!
I'm in a rush today but love to everyone - particularly those going through difficult times!
Love Myra x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Today's card is just stunning so beautiful I love love love those colours chosen so

perfect with the gorgeous white.

hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Margaret Iddon said...

Beautiful card, very unusual colours that really pop.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love this card, it would count as a present in its own right. Using the Pixie Dust created card for the frame and parts of the accessories is inspired. I don't have any of the dusts and like 'P' I'm not going there but I may try something similar with alcohol inks for my Christmas shadow box.

Frances

Renate K said...

Dear Sue, what a wonderful project, again! I love almost all the cards you make. The colours are amazing!

Love to all of you

Renate

Paula said...

Today's card is really stunning Sue! As if being in my favourite colours isn't enough, I love the effect made by the Pixie Powders. And, of course, I love the dies that make all this possible. :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Robin said...

A great shadow box. I have bought all three dies, even though I don't do Christmas or Weddings.

Tami Grant said...

The pixie powders you used are so vibrant and really pop against the white. I haven't tried those and I may just have to. I really like the shadow box affect this die gives.

Catherine Lyons said...

This die is on my wish list such a clever die ,i would love it for my friends birthday xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

This is a statement card for sure. Lovely colours and the poppy die makes yet another great appearance. Also the Berne die proves just how gorgeous it is with even just a little bit of it showing.

Love Helen xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, wow wow, love it, right up my street, the colour, everything, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Wow what a stunning card, I will have to succumb to the pixie powders when I go to the show in September. Only if I get on and use some of my other stash first though!
Missed posting yesterday as Claire (my youngest) and I went shopping. Both of us being well endowed find bra shopping a nightmare so had to go to Gloucester. We both got what we needed and she managed to get some other bits for her holiday so that was a success. Of course it tired me out but I enjoyed spending time with her.
Hubby had a shock when he tried gently waking me just before ten as I started screaming and hitting out. I was terrified and didn't have a clue as to what was going on. That's not a reaction I have had before and neither of us wants a repeat. Poor man kept apologising. It took me about twenty minutes to come round properly so I could go up to bed, I think I will blame my meds for it.
Sorry for not commenting on everyone's news but my brain is foggy and I misplaced my notebook.
Sending love n hugs to all xxx

Sue MacFall said...
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Sue MacFall said...

Wow - what a lovely card to win. Love the blue pixie colours - beautiful.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Iris Harborne said...

Hi Sue
What a wow this card is - love the colour tones and fab design of this card. It is beautiful.
Thank you for preparing the tutorial as well. Amazing talent.
Iris x

Iris Harborne said...

Hi Sue
What a wow this card is - love the colour tones and fab design of this card. It is beautiful.
Thank you for preparing the tutorial as well. Amazing talent.
Iris x

Jennifer Lawes said...

Oh my oh my! This fab card is out of this world! What a gem
Jenny

NancyR said...

Beautiful, Sue! I love the various blues and aquas against the white. Anyone would love to receive this!

NancyR in Delaware

Susan White said...

Beautiful colours Sue - looks like a semi-precious stone of some sort! Someone will be very lucky to win this!! Susan x

SueJ said...

A little stunner today Sue, love the effect with the pixie powders.

Jean said...

This is amazing! The colors and the way everything is dimensional!

Nanny Jo said...

WOW!!! What a stunning pop of colour, Sue! I thought I was on the wrong page for a moment... :) It's a fabulous card, loved the shadow box die the first time I saw it....just haven't been able to afford it yet! Jo xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
This is a real wow card, the colours from the pixie powders are stunning although I haven't succumbed to getting any YET!! Love using the Shadowbox die too
Tracy, Elaine, Nanna Tina and Wheelybad thinking of you all and sending each of you a big hug xxxx

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & everyone
WOW GORGEOUS CARD & your so genoures giving this one away. I love it
I have just received my shadow box die this morning so thank yo for the inspiration. The pixy powder background is beautiful.
So I'm off to my craft room & have a go at this beauty..
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tracy Big Hug's coming your way my friend xxx
Wheelybad Hug's for you & cuddles for Billy xxx
Elaine.sorry ANDREW looked so I'll hope he gets to see his consulton soon. Also sorry you are still not getting much sleep with your inconsiderate neighbour.hope your MP can help. Hug's xx
TIna Hug's for you & Mike good he is still eating well. Hug's for you both xx
Hug's for all who need them plenty for everyone .xxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning colours and a gorgeous card Sue very elegant

gr karin van eijk

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a showstopper! You always save a real gem for your giveaway Sue but today's card is that and then some. I have been excited by the shadow boxes since they were launched, they are just so versatile and extremely useful for tricky customers such as teens and men. Whilst they are stunning in plain cardstock, using the pixie powders has elevated it to something unique and very eye catching, the colours used are gorgeous....I particularly love the floral element cut in the matching colour tones. Who wouldn't want to adopt this card? I feel that I have been fortunate enough in the past being named as a lucky winner on various giveaways but I am unashamedly greedy and to me the ultimate prize is one of your cards framed in my craftroom:-) I'm not embarrassed to say that I hope that I win this little beauty, but in failing that, I hope that it gets a loving, nurturing adoptive home where it will have pride of place:-)
Apologies for my rude absence yesterday but I was flagging after a busy day shopping....it didn't help that Yvonne placed unreasonable demands on my time at a totally unsuitable moment.....I fear brushing her off will mean that she won't allow me a place to stay for Ally Pally weekend so I am forced to tolerate her whining and inane chit chat until then, goodness knows how I'm going to cope with over a week of it:-0 , any suggestions that don't involve drugging, tying her up and gagging her, locking her in a cupboard etc?
I am feeling incredibly distressed today, Brodie is getting far too proficient at catching sparrows and he has now cottoned on that they will be released if he brings them home alive so the past few have heartbreakingly been deceased :-( You are bound as a good parent to praise him for being a good boy but I really wish he was crap at it thus saving the local sparrow population. He's been ingratiating himself with the neighbours as well, we live next to a sheltered housing complex and he has taken to popping through the open windows to say hello to the residents, he would make an excellent Therapy Animal because he loves all the attention and fuss and is really friendly. I do worry that he gets trapped somewhere after being too nosy though....
Elaine, sorry the noise has resumed but hopefully the housing association can help or your local MP- please keep a diary though and record the noise if possible because you really need concrete evidence. Hope Andrew perks up again, iron deficiency can really wipe you out the poor soul, sending hugsxxxx
Pam, glad you enjoyed your meal, my cousin was notoriously difficult and would only eat crisps and toast for years, boys seem to be far fussier than girls but often do grow out of it with peer pressure.
Bejay, you sound so useful to have around, very handy with a paintbrush and carpet knife:-) I'm rubbish at DIY and have to rely on the goodwill of unsuspecting men to perform any tasks, pathetic it know but I do the damsel in distress so well now:-)
Yvonne, I hope that you ironed a few things out with George's new landlady, it's unfortunate that the situation looks permanent now but at least you know he's settled. How dare you insinuate that I moan!!??! I am the picture of tolerance, humility and kindness otherwise I wouldn't be seen giving you the time of day!:-)xxxx
Sending hugs to Tracy, Wheely bad, Beth ,pat, Theresa, Maria, Frances, Rebecca, Jan, and anyone else struggling and in need of a cuddlexxx

Laine1972xxxx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, I was re-watching your shows on Hochanda yesterday and the shadow box die is an amazing creation & saves so much time. Love the colourway too X X X

Barbara said...

Great card Sue, love the colours and the effects the Pixie Powders make.
I think the Shadow box dies are a brilliant idea and you get so many dies for your money, very versatile!!!

Cheri D said...

Absolutely LOVE this card! It is so beautiful! You inspire us with your awesome talent! Thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

Lovely the teal and blue colours, amazing card!

Jan
in Sheffield

Nana on the Hill said...

Whow! Aren't those Pixie Powders just stunning. Love the way you've done this it's gorgeous Xx

joyceone said...

Hi Sue, Fantastic card. Just love the colours. Must get the pixie dust.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is fabulous, I adore it. I love Pixie powders and the colours you have used, I really like that you have cut your sentiment and elements from the same card. I also love the shadowbox dies and I don't think you can beat a frame. This is absolutely stunning, thank you so much for sharing it.

Best wishes

Meg Owen said...

What a beautiful card Sue.
The colour mix is brilliant.
Before we retired John and I had a rock, mineral and fossil shop and these colours remind me
of pieces of Azurite with Malachite.

Love and hugs

Meg
xxxx

jenny Briggs said...

Hi sue
Lovely card wait to go to Ally pally to stock up my craft stash

Pauline A said...

This card looks amazing but rather difficult for me to emulate. Must find out more about the pixie dust as the colours are beautiful. Hugs xx P Austen

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning weekly giveaway and this one in particular as I am rather partial to your shadow box dies. Just gorgeous.

Suzzette Yandle said...

What a fun card today. I adore those Pixie Powders. And what amazing results one can get from them. I just ordered today a few of these wonderful powders and look forward to using them.

Dawn Holben said...

Oh Sue i love thi card, those gorgeous colours.
I must say i have this die and had so much fun using it especially making up all the
little bits like the cupcakes.
I wasn't adventurous with the colours like this one lol
I really love this one.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today , I do like the pixie powders, they create such beautiful backgrounds. The flowers look gorgeous. Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxx

Elaine definately get your mp involved if you draw a blank with the housing association. (Bee jay we had the same mp, how funny 😀) xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and Mick and a big hug to Tracey xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I just love your shadow box dies I have the Christmas one and have already made 3 shaker cards. Elaine if you find going to see your MP a little scary I went to his offices where 2 really helpful ladies sorted everything out. I hope Andrew is sorted soon it must be very worrying.

donna sherman said...

WOW!!!! What a GORGEOUS card!!! Love the shadow box!!! Beautiful colors and the pixie powder really sets things off!!!!

Agnes (Scotland) said...

So unusual and beautiful Sue

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
What a striking card today sue x the shadow box die is fantastic and love what you have done with the pixie powders x I am really really trying to be good and save my pennies for ally pally but you're not helping sue ! Thankyou once again for your inspiration x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Littlelamb said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the pixie powders but haven't got those colours yet. Must put them on my list. I have the Christmas shadow box die and have cut it out but haven't made any Christmas cards yet.

ursula said...

Love this Pixie powder background idea, looks amazing, plus the cut outs you made, such a pretty card....thanks Sue...luv
Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. WOW. I love love love this stunning card. I saw it when you were doing your shows on hochanda and i fell in love with it then. I have all the shadow box dies but not any of the pixie powders, the craft shop i go to are waiting for them to come in but if they dont come in soon i think i will have to go some where else as i am getting itch fingers lol. You are so generous for giving this one away i hope you have another for your own craft box. You are so talented and i wish i had just half of your inspiration and imagination.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Narrowboat girl said...

Such a striking look with the pixie powders Sue, I love it

liz spooner said...

Beautiful Sue, I do like these shadow boxes.xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card.
Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
Hugs.

LynH said...

This card definitely has the WOW factor Sue! Just loving the tealy green-blue!!

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous love the colours of pixie powders you have used. Saw you demo using them. Gorgeous
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

WOW Sue this is absolutely stunning!!! Peacocks are my absolute favorite bird and the colors here resemble just that! They remind me of the beauty of a peacock! And to my surprise, this is pure beauty! I love all the layers! Just gorgeous! Oh how I would love to win this!
Hugs,
Jo
joann6274@gmail.com

Brenda Lello said...

Wow Sue,
I haven't any Pixie Powers (yet) your beautiful example today has put them onto my 'must have' list. This card is absolutely stunning. I really love it.
Love and Hugs, Brenda xxx

Theresa Pace said...

what a fab colour combo! it looks exactly like the sea i swim in .... mediterranean. love it, hugs xx

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card. Some of my favourite colours, the die is definitely on my wish list, but I think the pixie powders are joining it too. Another great idea. Thank you.
With best wishes
Elaine Ann

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue this card is looking very the pixie powders are gorgeous I have a couple of them but need to get some more

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue this card is looking very the pixie powders are gorgeous I have a couple of them but need to get some more

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card for the giveaway, I have this die set and love it
Mick managed to sit in his reclining chair but it is too small for him so we are waiting for it to be changed had his weetabix, kebab and chips and chocolate Swiss roll and ice cream, weather a bit cooler, had eyes tested and getting tinted lenses to help with his blown pupil
Thank you to each and every one of you for all your kind words and hugs
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Lesley Cann said...

Great card love the shadow box dies. Very bright colours with the pixie powders.

Gillyflower said...

I really love the colours of this card Sue! I really enjoyed you doing the demos on tv of the shadow box dies! Hugs Gilly x

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue! I absolutely love this card! Fabulous! Shadow box dies are a must have.

karenlotty said...

Beautiful Love the Pixie Powder colour choices

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Wow! This card is just fabulous. Love the colours of the pixie powders and the layout of the card. Has to be one of my favourite cards. Can you tell I like it lol! Love Alison xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, great colour too. The shadow box effect is great and the pixie powder colours terrific. Must try to get this die, it is fantastic.
DiB. x

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Fell in love with this card when you demonstrated it on Hochanda. I have these pixie powders because you forced me to buy them and I have all the shadow box die sets.
I know that there is so much more versatility with the shadow boxes and we have only just scratched the surface. Love em. Thanks Sue x
I am more than happy to win this card x
My energy levels are depleted so this is a very quick check in. Had a fun but busy evening which I will share with you tomorrow, God willing x
I will bid you all goodnight and send you all love and Happy thoughts.
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Love,Love this card, not keen on the pixie powders but they
are fantastic colours and the shadow box is fun but very
small items to cut out for the deco. I did the x-mas one with
Julia and it is very nice, I did say I love this card :-)

It's been a long day and I'm dizzy so bed is calling, just
wanted to tell you all that I'm thinking of you and hope
your day has been good. Sending hugs to you all Wilsonette's
and to my very good friends
Maria x

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. The pixie powder background is fantastic and your shadow box die is so versatile. Don't have either of these yet but have to be on my must have list. X

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card ,this is a great concept,Laura O

Anne Prescott said...

Love this card Sue, really jazzy looking and love the colours against the white. Anne x

Val.S said...

A beautiful card,the colours remind me of our Paua Shell!

Judy Hollers said...

What a precious and delightful card. The colors you used are beautiful together. Thank you for sharing your art!
Judy Hollers

Anonymous said...

I sincerely love this card and all its elements. What a great card to put together for a BD or other special occasions. Myra from Florida

Janice Brummett said...

Beautiful card. You used my favorite colors! Anyone would love to receive this card for a birthday or for any reason. Your dies are my favorite and my "go to" dies. Just wish I could afford them all!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful... I live in a rural area, no one to teach cardmaking.. love your site!
Sandra in Taos, NM

Darlene4527 said...

Beautiful card! I was hoping to see a card made with this die.

Sandy H said...

Love what you've done with the Pixie Powders on this gorgeous card. I find the Birthday Shadow Box dies really useful. The Pixie Powders will have to go on my wish list.
Take care everyone.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue love the colours of this card as it reminds me of Peacock plumes. I am really into these concept cards, thanks for sharing hugs xxxxxx

Vie Carter said...

These box dies make the most amazing cards, love today's

Vie
x

Susan Mitchell said...

WOW, what can I say, I love the colours.

Susan, Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire

barbara macaskill said...

Quivering with delight! This is a lovely card!! I love the blues and greens and the layout of the card is scrumptious!!! Would love to be this week's weekly winner!! Fingers crossed! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Loved this card when I saw it on your recent tv shows. Lovely colours as well. I need this die in my life.

Regards

ChrissieB ♥

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.

Wooooweee this is certainly a stunner. The colours are so vibrant it looks like peacock feathers lol
I'd certainly love to own this one. I'll get the shadow box next when funds are available

Love to all xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, sorry not commented, but been too ill,
just want you to no I always go back and look at your art work,
I love all your cards and I copy most of them lol,
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx