Friday, 7 October 2016

Christmas Double Day

 Hello crafters!  We have a double dose of Christmas and of Pixie Powders too!  I started by making a full sized sheet of pixied background, using the Midnight blue, the Teal Wash and Peacock Green.  I just love the burst of colours together so I cut the sheet in half and for the first card, I cut the Bold Snowflake Flurry in the upper portion of the card.  I decided to use the aperture for this card, but I kept the snowflake for later.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it and added it over a piece of coconut white card that I added a square of sticky adhesive sheet to in the same location as the cut out.  I peeled the backing paper off and coated it with Diamond Sprinkles.  I adhered the aperture to the backing so that the snowflake cut out had the glittered piece showing through.  Next I cut several of the Lavish Joy die and stacked them for dimension.  I glued it in place under the aperture for a clean and simple styled card.  The card was completed with a simple white on white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

 Card number two used the other part of the initial background piece.  I cut two more Bold Snowflake Flurry dies out of it, not forgetting that I still had the one from the aperture cut in the card above. I embossed a piece of coconut white card with the Star Swirls embossing folder for texture.   I raised up the whole snowflake on mounting foam and then added the other two so they were only partially on the background above and below.  I trimmed the snowflakes even with the edge of the card.  I cut the Warmest Wishes die in white twice and stacked them, then cut one more in black and used it as an offset shadow.  I glued the sentiment in place between the snowflakes.  I finished this card with a simple white on white mat as well.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.   Not your traditional Christmas cards, but still very pretty and contemporary I think.   All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful cards, so gorgeous. Can't choose but love no 1 background.
Tina T, what is happening at your hospital, nothing ever seems to be straightforward, I hope Peter is feeling a little better, you could both do without this stress.
Elaine, my continued good wishes for you and Andrew, hope the fish are still biting.
Tina and Mick, I hope all is well with you both.
June, now the stitches are out you should start to feel so much better when you are pain free.
June Smith, you have a lovely hubby bringing you breakfast, what a treasure.
I've just got the last of the New Arrivals dies, now have full collection, they are so gorgeous.
Daily hugs to Tracey, Laine, Lorraine, Emily and Sarah and all who are not well.
Prayers for all caught up in the terrible storms in the Caribbean and Florida. One of my team mates is in Barbados with his wife, so worrying..

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, these 2 cards are stunning, and just my style, love the simplicity of the designs, with the wow factor of the pixie powder. Perfection. take care. Bx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning
Love pixie powder background on card No1 but my favourite is No2. Must try and make some more of my Christmas cards this weekend, I have been busy working in the garden in the sunshine.Everywhere is looking very tidy now ready for the winter.
Jan x

hollyberry said...

Two beautiful cards. Love them both too much to choose.

auscrafts said...

Two lovely cards

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards love them both.
Nancyd xx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, two great cards!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you two beautiful cards, this time I can say it is number two for me.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Two beautiful cards, love how you use the negative of a die cut as well as the positive.
Sending special thoughts to our USA friends, stay safe. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Crafti Moggie said...

Both cards are great and looks to be economical, using the 'waste' from one to use on the other. Good for bulk making,

thank you Sue,

craftihappiness everyone, Pearl xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, 2 beautiful card today, so lovely I am not going to choose between them.

Very quick today, sorry, as still got rotten cold, been up since 2am so will try and have a couple of hours in a minute, it is just so hard to breath when you are so bunged up.

my thoughts and prayers are with everyone today, you all know who you are.

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

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two beautiful cards! I love how you've used the positive and the negative.
Hugs x
Heather T

Maria Illsley said...

Two wonderful cards. I love them both I prefer the more contemporary Christmas cards and the pixie powders are lush xxx

Anonymous said...

Two lovely cards Sue. Like the pixie powder background. Have a nice weekend everyone. JJxx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, two fab cards, love those colours, must start c cards.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Barbara (C) said...

Just got my Pixie Dusts through so what good timing! A great idea for using them.

Debra K. said...

Two lovely Christmas cards today! Think my favourite is the second one. Debra x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two gorgeous cards. I love the first one. I like to stack up the sentiment dies too. They really pop and look like chipboard! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. 2 great cards. Love the pixie powder backgrounds. They are so effective.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Ohh dear I really should be trying to find some enthusiasm to make a start on the festive cards that I need ready for market plus those orders I've received, cuz I know what'll happen, the days and weeks will fly by and I'll keep saying I need to start them then something else will crop up and I'll end up a stress head cuz I've left it all to the last minute ! Even with all your lovely samples, tutorials and inspiration, I still find it really hard to get into the 'swing' of that time of year, I'm a bah-humbug anyway but my ba is even bigger when we still have a few months to go before the day arrives lol. Pact time, I need to make a pact with proof that I've made a start and it needs to start today me thinks by going through your saved pins and videos and get at least two of the 7 x 7's done that have been ordered, at least I've got the stamps and dies needed out of their Summer hibernation just as a visual kick up the butt, I just need to work with them instead of keep moving them to get to my everyday dies and my New Additions collection - I think I need to blame you Sue for side tracking me with these cuties if that's ok, one thing I would have loved yesterday when I'd got the go ahead to stick the little boys first birthday card down is a matching Nursery type embossing folder or a folder that matches your baby collection (unless there is something within the CE arsenal I don't know about) ? But I'd really find a matching folder useful that would suit either gender that way we could have embossed frames too if an all over design wasn't needed, I love having my frames embossed especially if the main body of the card is CAS.
Anyway your festive double day has to be the start of my festive marathon and I must not get side tracked, and after scrolling up and down half a dozen times, I think those pixie's have first place, just about.
Hope you enjoy your day and the show goes well tonight, I'm all set up to record whilst watching what I can, so take these hugs with you throughout the day and pop it in your bag when you're checking you've not forgotten anything such as your 'umbrella' !!! Lol xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Two fab cards, love the second one.
Annette x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Two stunning cards with the Pixie powder background/snowflakes giving a fantastic, vibrant pop of colour.x

Marion Bull said...

Two beautiful cards today and what wow background Pixie dust makes. I haven't started Christmas cards yet - having an extension to my kitchen built so my house is in chaos. It'll be worth the wait but Christmas is going to come at me in a rush! Happy crafting everyone!

Maggie B

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue both of these Christmas cards are gorgeous. I do love Pixie Powders. I am looking forward to your shows this weekend. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Sue, another two bright and beautiful cards to show for a rather dull day. Loving the pixie powders. Keep well and big hugs Jo xx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all.
Thank you for these two blue cards, although lovely in their own right number two does it for me!!! 😀
Peter is a lot more comfortable now he has had his tube changed(stingy with the dressings though) so I have had to put on some more. He is looking brighter in himself and says now he knows what is going on can sort himself out.
Pam , you will love using the Baby dies, I have the shadow box, the animals and the stitched 🌺 s, Just been doing a version of the baby safari card for my great niece's christening next week, I doubled up the animals and embossed them, the detail is fantastic.
June Smith, hope you soon feel better, it is awful not being able to breathe. You have a one in a million for a husband bringing you breakfast every day. Also need to be infection free before your operation, 😘😘
Our love goes out to all those suffering from Hurricane Mathews backlash.
Love and crafty hugs to all who need them,
Tina T 😘😘💐💐

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue two lovely cards today havent used paxie powder yet looks great but i like no.2 have a good day .xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely to have a positive and negative and get two cards made for the price of one so to speak. Pixie powders are so great to use.

Anonymous said...

Two very bold cards today, Sue, love the pixie effect but won't be trying it! Enjoyed the second video yesterday, wasn't realising what had happened until reading Fluffycat's post. The more the merrier, love any sort of twofers.
June, hope your cold gets better quickly - not long to go now.
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two lovely cards both very pretty. I love the simpleness of them both. Both my favourites.
Barbara V

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, The pixie powders are out in force today. John has posted a card using them as well. I don't think I can choose with your two beautiful examples. I shall be tuned in later.

Love Rosemarie X X

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Two lovely cards today, it's great using the positive & the negative. No 2 card just pips it for me. Yvonne xx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue two great cards today I do like the pixie powders they are so effective, out of the two I prefer the second one
Kathy B x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, two great Christmas cards, love them both. Looking forward to your shows tonight and tomorrow. Thoughts to all those who have been or who will be affected by storm Matthew. Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Two beautiful cards this morning. Loving the effects you get with the pixie powders and you never get the same colouring twice which is lovely, then it feels like you are never repeating the same background everytime. The machine is ready to record all your shows tonight and tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful sample cards and to see your great demos where we crafters learn so much when we see you on TV as i learn better when i see a demo rather than just reading your instructions thats why i think your video days are fantastic. Have a great time at Hochanda.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love the contemporary look to these two and they would be great for batch making once the Pixied backgrounds were dry and ready for cutting.

Have set up the recorder box for your shows tonight and tomorrow...


carol quinn said...

Two beautiful cards, the second one is my favourite
Carol quinn

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two lovely cards, fairly easy to make too.
Have a good show tonight.

Suemac said...

Two beautiful cards

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards, I like the second one best.
B xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous cards today. Love the pixie powder background. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Lovely background with the pixie powders, lovely cards especially the second one.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

dmjones said...

Two more lovely cards; it's the second one for me today though!!!

Doreen x

Bente Sørflaten said...

Stunning Christmas cards!
I love that blue aperture for the first one :))

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the cards. love Jean Z xxx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards, love the pixie powder background on the first and I think the second one just edges it as my favourite.
Thanks for sharing,

Clare Powell said...

Great cards, love the background on the first one, must get some pixie powders to try x

karenlotty said...

Both cards are teriffic My favourite is the second one I don't have the same Snowflake die (I've got Spellbinder) or folder (twinkle twinkle) or the greeting (I have a previous Merry Christmas by you) but I think they'll make decent substitutes

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two very different cards today

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue these cards are stunning back grounds I love can't choose at all the snowflakes are beautiful. Had my stitches out all new dressings on I feel more comfortable now back to hospital next week can't wash my hair can't shower.
Thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxxxxxxx

marg said...

Good Morning SueQ
I hope you're safe from the Hurricane!
I think I prefer the second card even though I love the colours of the first one!
Helen- wish you better,
June hope you get rid of that cold in time for your op!
Still no Wheely, where are you?
Take care
Love Marg

marg said...

Sorry meant !...who is Sue Q
love Marg

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue. two great cards for us today and great to see how you have used the Fall-away Snowflake to make another card. Love Pixie Powders.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely Christmas cards Number 1 background is beautiful.

Aww June sending you big warm hugs, its awful when you feel so rotten . xxxx

Tina T so pleased Peter is feeling more positive.

Pam you will have great fun with your New Arrivals , Happy crafting.x

Sending big hugs to all on the blog and prayers to all suffering in the USA .

Elaine H X

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue,
Two bright and cheerful Christmas cards today, I love this background effect, each card is a unique piece of Art.
I did smile though at you using the die cut and effectively the 'waste' as that is the 'Frugal' tip on my blog today!
Thank you for your amazing inspiration Sue, I am looking forward to your shows.
Have as lovely day,

Anne said...

Two great cards this morning, Sue. Will have to try my own version using dies that I have.

Anne (Northampton)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful Christmas cards. The pixie powders give a lovely effect.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Love these cards, with a background like Pixie powders nothing more is needed. Same goes for the snowflower motifs cut out from that background paper. Just lush.
Hugs, Rose

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

I love both cards, especially the second one. Pixie Powders are super to work with!

June x

gwen70 said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue. beautiful colours, pixie powders are great

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, a pair of beautiful cards this morning I love how youve used the pp they really do make a statement. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely cards, I like the bold on white look, haven't tried the pixie powders yet but they look lush

IVY Cheong said...

Love the background on the 1st card, beautiful card. Ivy C x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Very vibrant colours today, I like both cards but the second is my favourite,
Thank you for the ideas
Best wishes
Karen M

Beryl Treble said...

Love both cards.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards today , I do like the effect of the pixie powders. The added touch of sparkle is good too.
Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and mick Tina and Peter and Elaine and Andrew and a hug for Tracey. June I hope you can shift your cold quickly so you are ready for next week xxxx

Sue MacFall said...

Great way to use the "waste". Love the colours - pixie powders are beautiful.
Sue Mac

Bejay Roles said...

I love it when you can use both parts of the die cutting. I keep telling myself to place the dies in such a way as to enable me to use the negative but I always seem to remember when the card is going through the die cutter lol.
Both cards today are brilliant and the council, ours really mix well together.
Pam: the dog has been fine throughost, I think she planned it so that the hardest part of her skull made contact with my forehead. I one the other hand didn't do as well and after two days of the dizzies every time I stood, the fact that i kept falling asleep and feeling sick all the time we reached the conclusion that I had a mild concussion as well as a technicolour forehead!! Feeling a bit better today though and I even managed to get out my MDF tree ornaments ready to decorate them, so some crafting is on the horizon 🤗
Bejay xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous backgrounss and cards Sue.

Gr Karin

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue I have to admit I am was not to keen on pixie powders until yesterday. I watched John Lockwood demonstrate them at my local craft shop Swanley Kent. I was amazed by the results. Two great cards today my favourite is the second one .Thank you for sharing your ideas .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I love the effect of the Pixie Powders and what you've done with the cards today.
Tina, Good news that Peter is more comfortable.
June Smith, not so good that you feel rotten with your cold, hope it disappears fast for next week.
June H, good that you are more comfortable and in the scheme of things not being able to wash your hair for a while is o.k.
Bejay, you should get yourself checked over at the GP's.
Also thinking of Elaine and Andrew, and Tina and Mick.
PP hope you are o.k.
Maria, you must be joking, Diane to keep an eye on Myra and me. As you well know I will be the only sensible person there to keep them and the others under control. It's a good job I can crack a whip like Indiana Jones!!! (Shhh, don't tell them!!!)
Love to all xxx

foxyg said...

Both stunning. I love pixie powders.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for the inspiration, I love the second card and will have a go at making something like it, I ordered a few pixie powders and hoping they will arrive today. Looking forward to your show tonight and will be watching although I can't record, for some reason the DVD recorder can't get channel85 no matter how many times my husband has retuned it.
June hope your cold gets better soon xx
Caring hugs to Tracy, Nanna Tina, Elaine, Tina T and Wheelybad and anyone else who needs one

Love and best wishes everyone

Theresa said...

Good morning Sue and all your crafty crew
Well I can't choose between these two cards they are gorgeous
I bought some pixie powders but have not as yet had the courage to use them. lol
Prayers for everyone affected by the hurricane and hugs to all that may need one
Take care
Theresa Gxx

Kate's Cards said...

The background of the first card is stunning!

SueJ said...

Two lovely cards Sue.
Nice to see all the waste from one card used to make another one.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, as you say they are not traditional Christmas cards but they are lovely. I do have a preference for the second one, not quite sure why though. Looking forward to your upcoming shows and some more inspiring demo's.

June H - glad you are more comfortable now with the stitches out.
June S - hope you get some sleep, it is no fun having a rotten cold. I get my flu jab on Monday so fingers crossed I don't have the same reaction.
Bejay - hope you are up to some crafting. Animal heads sometimes seem to be made from iron. A past cat once ran right through the greenhouse (the door was open) and out the other end straight through a window pane. Shook his head and then proceeded to sit down and have a wash as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened!

Thinking of all our poorly friends and hope you feel better soon.


Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous cards. I love them both.
Happy crafting.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the Pixie powders.
Both cards are great looking.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Véronique L

Lorraine Freeman said...

Love both of today's cards Sue and they are ideal for batch making. I must get some pixie powders soon.
I have the box set to record all your shows, maybe this time I will spend my £10 credit.
Bejay, you really should seek medical attention. I was worried you would have a concussion. Go steady my dear.
June, so sorry to hear what a rotten cold you have, fingers crossed it clears in time for your op.
Glad to hear Peter is more comfortable now and that helps you too but hugs for you both x
Very pleased to hear you are more comfortable too June H :)
Steph, I hope you enjoy your Christmas crafting once you get started, I am sure you will with all of Sue's inspiration
Pam , happy crafting with your new dies. Thanks for the hugs.
My thoughts and good wishes are with all those affected by the hurricane and my heart aches for all those caught up in conflicts around the world. We are so lucky here and sometimes forget to appreciate that.
Cold still not out in full force but I am getting occasional ear ache and talking is getting harder. Mum and Daughter are meeting up today instead but obviously I don't really feel up to going and Mum doesn't want my germs.
Hoping to craft as I would like to do a technique recipe book, nothing to do with cooking just an aide memoir for techniques.
Hope Mick, Tracy, Wheely, Laine, PP are all ok.
Sending love n hugs to you all xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

2 Beautiful bright and cheerful Christmas cards to brighten our day.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Suebak said...

Loving that you have used the leftovers in the second card. The three pixie colours together are a head turner especially against the white background. Your first card is of course special given the choice of Pixie colours and the use of diamond sparkes in the recess. Your attention to detail is something else!! Thanks.

Susan x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue two lovely cards today difficult to choose a favourite but I think the second card just has the edge for me I got back from holidays yesterday so I'm looking forward to catching up on all your lovely inspirational cards &the bloggers news today I did manage to get a few looks at the blog while I was away but the wifi was very patchy & my phone took forever to recharge!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue two lovely cards today difficult to choose a favourite but I think the second card just has the edge for me I got back from holidays yesterday so I'm looking forward to catching up on all your lovely inspirational cards &the bloggers news today I did manage to get a few looks at the blog while I was away but the wifi was very patchy & my phone took forever to recharge!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two great ca Drs today using the positive and the negative. The second one is my favourite though.

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Both cards are lovely but like many others, the second one is my favourite. Missing your shows this weekend as wifi is very dodgy over here and I can't always get on your blog never mind your videos. However, something to look forward to next month. Hope that you don't have any family/friends caught up in the terrible storms. Can't begin to imagine what it must be like . Our prayers are with everyone. Hugs. Xx Pauline A

CraftyJo said...

Two beauties :)

barbara macaskill said...

Nope! Can't choose a favorite today! Both are colorifically delicious!! Either one of these would make me happy to receive and make me feel more festive! TFS!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely cards Sue.

Nana on the Hill said...

Two gorgeous cards Sue, love the colours & such a pretty embossing folder.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely cards today I need to get these pixie powders. Tina so glad Peter is feeling more positive. June I hope you are getting some rest today tiredness + a cold is not good.

hazel young said...

Beautiful cards x xhazel

sued99 said...

Really like the second card. Not so sure about the first one though!

scrAPpamondo said...

Two fab cards, love this handmade coloured background and great way to don't waste leftovers! Fab embossing in the second one!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Two lovely Cards. I really like the first Card for its simplicity and the Pixie Powder Card. The second Card is great to see the use of your cut outs. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

lorraine eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

My favourite day of the week, Christmas twofers. I just love them! Today's cards are quite contemporary in design, clean and simple, perfect for batch making and really economical to make with only a few dies needed to create the look. The pixie powder background is predictably gorgeous, the colours are really eye catching and suit the frosty, wintery feel of the snowflake die. I can't decide upon a favourite, they are both tremendous in their own right though I do like the glittered aperture in card one.
I'm very excited about tonight's show, I will be getting whatever is on offer, that's a promise, because I haven't bought any of the remaining dies from the means that I will have all but two dies from the release which some may say is excessive but I would say is completely essential if I want to have full and varied festive cards this year:-) I'm looking forward to the demos and some more expert inspiration for the many cards I will be required to make...nothing beats a live demo, they explain the processes in a way that the written word never can. Hope you're all fully prepped Sue, that's half the battle because it's such a long busy day of shows for you.
Had a busy day yesterday, updated my iPad to the new 12.9" iPad pro....very pleased with the change but didn't properly transfer my data/magazine subscriptions so now I've lost two years worth of Scrapbook Magazine, which is now out of print:-( I'm really upset, but it's my own stupid fault, I should have let the expert at o2 sort me out but I thought that it would be more straightforward. Still familiarising myself with it but it has a keyboard so that means a much cleaner screen for me.
June, I do hope your sniffles disappear in time for your sinuses are still keeping me awake too....try to get plenty of rest in preparation if you can. Never have liked the flu jab, I haven't had it the past two years because of the side effects, they can be quite unpleasant but not a patch on the real thing though I guess. Hugsxxx
June H, how awful not being able to bathe or wash your hair, that's a fate worse than death for me...a good strong deodorant will do the trick though, and some heavy duty perfume:-)
Tina, glad Peter is more comfortable and you got the treatment you wanted in the end, have a nice weekend.
Lorraine, hope you feel well enough to see your mum soon, crafting is always a good alternative though:-)
Frances, my mum had her jab last week and apart from a dodgy arm, had no ill effects so be brave:-) Loved your story about the catxxx
Pam, enjoy playing with your New Arrivals, I haven't bought them yet, concentrating on festive dies just now, but they are top of my wish list.Hugsxxx
Bejay, you really did need to see a doctor if you were experiencing dizziness and nausea, that must have been some impact! Do get some help if the symptoms's the little kitten settling in though? What colouring is she?
Yvonne, hoping things are going well with your parents visit, have you made them scabby roasties and brownies?....I'm jealous:-)
Sending love to all my besties, hope that you are all well, enjoy Sues shows girlsxxx

Crafty hugs


Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love them both but haven't got the pixie powders. Might have to have a go with my sisters!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Two very pretty and contemporary Christmas cards. Do you always use foundation card with pixie powders unless watercolor card or another type of card is stated as being used?

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

Two beautiful and inspiring cards, proving the waste is never a waste if you are Crafter.
You are such an inspiration.

Love and hugs, Brenda XXX

craftynanna said...

Two lovely cards Sue I like them both, I haven't tried the pixie powders yet knowing me it will be everywhere, hugs to all our poorly friends, Johanna

craftynanna said...

Two lovely cards Sue I like them both, I haven't tried the pixie powders yet knowing me it will be everywhere, hugs to all our poorly friends, Johanna

Pussycats said...

Both are beautiful cards, love how you have done the back grounds. Looking forward to watching this evening. Wendy

Jean said...

Gorgeous cards!

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I love contemporary Christmas cards and these two fit the bill beautifully. SueL x

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous cards. I have the star swirls embossing folder and I use it for birthdays as well.xx

Chris Curry said...

Two lovely cards Sue, think the second one is my favourite, and yes my sister can have a try with my pixie powders, (earlier comment from her). I enjoy using them. LOL. Thank you. Xx

val jones said...

Both stunning cards Sue. I love Pixie Powders. Looking forward to watching Hochanda tonight and tomorrow.
Love Val in Spain x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I just love those pixie powders - fab cards.
Beverley W

Anonymous said...

Good evening Sue
I am a little late viewing your blod today but it has been worth the delay love both these creations. Pixie powders are wonderful I spend a lot of time just playing with them!! Should be making more Christmas cards.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Karen Drew said...

Two stunning cards. Do love the effect that the pixie powders give
Karen xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Oooooh ooooh ooooh I love these so much. The snowflake is my fave this year and these two will give me more encouragement to use the pixies. I'll just need to try grab the midnight blue.

Love n hugs to all xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love the snowflake die, and these cards.
Rosemary xx

Dawn Holben said...

Two very different but gorgeous cards today.
I love the effect from the pixie powders and it is difficult to pick a favourite but i think i prefer the second one.
Must get some of those pixie powders as they look so much fun and give beautiful background colours.

Theresa Pace said...

so beautiful. love both. striking CAS cards. but then i love blue so it tickles my taste buds, hugs xx

Laura O' Connor said...

2 great cards love the way you have used the waste to make a great second card,Laura O

Tressa said...

After over five days of early mornings and very late nights of concentrated parchment crafting, it is now backto relative peac and time to read the blogs I have hardly managed to find time to read over those five days!! Although one of my fellow psrchers is staying with me for a couple of nights before Wendi g her way back to Hereford and another coming over ttomorrow for a day of crafting and nattering (including exploring the latest of your dies I have acquired) the peace won't be total till Monday!!

Me thinks, Sue, that you are liking these Pixie Powders (something else I have on the list to show tomorrow) as you showed on the last show I was able to watch and by these two lovely cards. Now to catch up with tonight's show before a slightly earlier night!!

Have fun tomorrow!


Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I was not able to see your show at 8:00 tonight so I thought I would watch the replay at 10:00, but it is not on!!! I will try to catch up on Hochanda.
Today's cards are really great, the very things to get me in the mood for making Christmas cards over the weekend.


Tres said...

Hi Sue. Two beautiful Christmas cards today !!! I was lucky enough to watch John Lockwood demonstrating yesterday at Swanley and he was making cards using the Pixie powders. It was the first time I had seen them in action. They are very bright !!! I was unsure of them at first but I think they are starting to grow on me !!! I love the aperture with the glitter underneath from the first card ( I find a whole background piece covered in Pixie powders a bit on the bright side for me ) and the coloured snowflakes with the white background ( which I prefer as it is less bright ) and the beautiful "warmest wishes" die from the second card !!! So I love bits from both cards !!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas cards today. I loved your Christmas show tonight on Hochanda. The two cards you made were both gorgeous and you were so inspiring !!! I am going to use ideas from both of these cards tonight on my Christmas cards Sue so thank you very much. I have been a bit naughty and ordered your Ornate Holly Peace Oval Frame die set and your Bold Snowflake Frame die set after seeing your show tonight !!! I can't wait to see what you make using them tomorrow. Sending lots of love to you today Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

ursula said...

Not played much with my pixie powders yet, but these cards are gorgeous, so when I get home this is what I will try....thanks Sue....luv Ursula xxxx

Denise Bryant said...

These are beautiful! The colors are amazing! I have another product very similar to Pixie Powders, but haven't even tried them yet!

DeCor said...

I agree! The pixie powders are really something. Lovely cheery cards. Great show tonight. Can't wait to see the rest.

Eunice said...

Very interesting way to use the negative portions of dies. Love what you did with them.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love the background but I think the simplicity of number two wins for me today. Double days are so good to see different ways of using your dies and even using all the bits to make more cards.
Muriel x

Littlelamb said...

Love both these cards today Sue and saw them on Hochanda tonight. Looking forward to tomorrow's shows but will have to miss part of the first one as got to go for my flu jab. Thank you for sharing.

Sandy H said...

Two super cards. Think I'll have to get some pixie powders soon as I really like the backgrounds you are creating with them.
Take care everyone.

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

wonderful cards!

Vie Carter said...

Two beautiful cards


Marianna Hammer said...

I love the pixipowder-cards. I have finally given in and ordered 10 different colours of pixiepowder. Unfortunately they didn't have any gold, but I'll order that later. I am SO looking forward to playing with them :)