Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hi bloggers!  Another Christmas card for a giveaway, I do hope you don't mind.  The top portion of this card was created by using a piece of black gloss card larger than the finished size and coated it with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.  I took the tops off of the Pixie Powders and used a brush to pick up colour and tap all over the card.  I used Purple-Violet, Midnight Blue and Rich Gold for this background and repeated the same process with each of the colours until the glue was completely covered.  I spritzed it lightly with water, ust enough to dampen the powder so it wouldn't blow away when heated.  Next I used the heat tool to make the glue bubble. This process does take a bit of time, but keep heating untik the bubbling stops.  You have actually just cooked the glue until it is more or less firm and almost dry.  Do be careful touching it until it cools and this is why I suggest to start with a slightly larger piece of card so you can use the edge to grasp it when finished.  Once cool, cut to the desired size using a paper cutter.  I embossed a piece of coconut white card for it to attach to and show at the bottom of the card using the Ice Crystals embossing folder.  I cut a thin strip of bright gold card and wrapped it around as a border between the top and bottom of the card.  I cut the Illuminated Angel striplet out of white gloss card then backed it with bright Gold card and attached it to the centre of the card with mounting foam.  I cut a large poinsettia out of white gloss card and seated it on the side with a metallic thread bow.  The card was completed with white and gold mats.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  Leave a comment to be included in the drawing to win this one!  All for now,
Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card, someone will be very lucky. Stunning background
Pearl, good news that Dave is feeling better, having chest problems and breathing difficulties is very scary especially when told you won't see 25. He will need to take care with the weather turning cold.
June, hope the cold has now gone, D-Day tomorrow., wishing you well.
Elaine, hope Andrew is still feeling better, and that doctor will have reassuring news for him.
Tina, Peter seems to be eating and sleeping better, all good aids to getting well.
Wheely, good luck for Billy's op today, hope all goes well for both of you.
To all the ladies meeting in Carlisle, sounds like you are having a fantastic time, happy shopping day today.
Helen, so glad you are feeling better.
Tina and Mick, thinking about you.
Tracey, Laine, Lorraine, and all in the blog, sending lots of hugs.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, this is a gorgeous card love the background.
Nancyd xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card. Will definitely have to try the background technique.
Happy Crafting.
D xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely giveaway card today Sue, I love the angel striplet and the background technique looks like stained glass, very effective.

Thanks Pam and everyone for you kind thoughts, the cold is gone now and yes D-day tomorrow. Got my craft group this morning, then hubby has dentist later, just got to do a little bit of ironing and pack my case and then it will be all systems go (hopefully nothing stops it going ahead).

Wheely, hope Billy's op goes well today.

Thinking of Pearl, Dave, Elaine, Andrew, Tina Peter, Tina Mick, Tracey, Laine Lorraine and everyone else who needs a big hug.

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

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all. Gorgeous card and love the amazing back ground. the pixie powders colours work beautifully with Angle. Not sure I am brave enough to try the back ground effect. Thank you for sharing. Wendy

auscrafts said...

Lovely background

Marion Bull said...

What a gorgeous card and why on earth wouLd anyone mind you giving us the opportunity to win something so lovely. Lucky person who's the winner. Thank you Sue.

Maggie B xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafty friends.
Fab card I just love the pixie background another way for me to try lol xx

Well ladies dr appt this morning hopefully he will let me go back to work soon. I feel ready to grab life back now. Dietician appt yesterday went well seems more like I need to excercise more to burn the calories off so I didn't feel just as bad about my weight gain over the treatment this year. I'm not giving myself a hard time over it I just want to get back into my nice. clothes lol.
And I've a work meeting again today too :-( x

Hoping the ladies have a fab time in Carlisle wish I was there with u bit maybe another time.
Norah no cheating on ur scooter this time no racing up the isles to get a bargain!! Lol xx

June in case I forget good luck for tomorrow for ur new knee xx

Laine hope ur mom is ok and that u get urscooter fixed soon xx
Love to all

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Someone is going to very lucky to win this gorgeous card. The background is just right to show off your beautiful angel striplet.
Jan x

Maria Illsley said...

I remember you demoing this card Sue. Another use for the pixie powders it's great xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card Thank you, I remember the demo of this one.
Take care all Wilsonettes. Have fun Kitty.

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. I love the background you have done using the pixie powders
Karen xx

Annie Pennington said...

Stunning card Sue. I love the shimmery background.

Annie P

Sunset Bay said...

Absolutely beautiful, elegant card which I am sure will puzzle the recipient to know how the backing was made. So unusual xxx

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue lovely Christmas card love the angel striplet

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue lovely Christmas card love the angel striplet

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. This technique gives a lovely background.
June hope all goes well tomorrow. JJxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, the background is stunning.
June, good luck for tomorrow, there'll be no stopping you when you have your new knee. Tracy, special wishes to you with everything today. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card, love the way you have used the pixie powders.
Annette x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Why would we mind a festive giveaway for goodness sake, any original Sue Wilson work of art no matter the subject is priceless to us, so go ahead, we appreciate everything you do to allow us own some of your work.
It may be just me but at a quick glance the background looked like various shades of building flakes, is it because I use my phone to enter particraft so it gives a different look, I'm not sure. So when I read it was the new pixie powders (which I don't own) I was amazed. I've only ever seen them used on a tv demo or like today on a still photo, never in 'real life' I don't think I'm imaginative, talented enough, or artistic enough to use these powders as they should be used and unfortunately I don't know if time allows me to try and watch a tutorial at the same time out a card together... saying that you have explained today's background so we'll I may go and get 2 later after my bloods and flu jab. I have the black gloss card, so if I can get a gold powder plus one other I you may have just tempted me to try ! I don't have the room or right coloured carpet to do the 'poof' pixie powder technique like you did with Hayley lol but I can use an ice cream tub spoon to sprinkle or top of a brush. I love the effect you have made for this card, oh I DO hope they don't become addictive lol I still need the rest of my Piecered Nobles before you bring anymore out lol. Let's be brave Wendy, this doesn't look too complicated lol.
I will finish with my usual virtual hug to you Sue, I can pretend it's a real one lol. Wish our June lots and lots of luck for tomorrow in case you don't have time to pop in before you leave the house in the morning. It won't be long before you are mobile again and start to get your health back so you can treat hubby to breakfast in bed. My neighbour had both done within 5 months, was able to excersise after years of pain, now out of her wheelchair and on course to buy a size 16 dress from a 24 ready for December and she's middle 60's oh and now non diabetic due to weight loss because she feels so much better since her new hips, so lots of hugs to you too June.
Have a good day Sue xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
I'm Going To Keep Everything "Crossed Today" As I Would Love
To Win This Extremely Exquisite Card I Love "The Awesome Angel Striplet Die"
She's Just Very Beautiful So Many Ways You Can Use I Love How You've Chose
To Use The Fabulous Pixie Powders, I Have This Die And I've Used Her With Gilding Flakes
Behind, Plus The Iced Snow, So Many Ways To Create Such Stunning Christmas Cards
Also Quick And Easy For Batch Making Just Mat And Layer The Colour Of Your Choice
Then Add Your Angel And Embellishment's, And Hey Presto You Have Truly Tremendous
Christmas Cards Just So Very Beautiful.
Sue Thank You For Sharing Your Talents With Us I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.
Take Great Care My Wonderful Friend Sue
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes Take Care Good Luck To Each And Everyone"

Denise Bryant said...

Elegant card! I love how the black cardstock turned out! Great details!

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Beautiful card today, what a lovely background, techniquely time consuming but what a finish!!!!
Peter fine but for some reason the DN did not turn up, They may ring later.
Good luck June with your knee op tomorrow,
GP steady today - no bp rises.

Pam thank you for your kind thoughts, and to all you lovely ladies, we as crafters care.
Laine, hope your wheels got sorted!!
Love and crafty hugs to all.
Tina T xxxxx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue very very elegant card i love the background.
Love Catherine.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card. I love the background and the glossy poinsettia. Thanks for sharing.
June.....good luck for tomorrow.
Have a great day everyone.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful card with a striking background which I plan to try myself. Thank you for the great inspiration.x

Linda Graham said...

Love the background on this one Sue,its worth spending the time to get results like this,lovely card,thank you,Linda x

Barbara (C) said...

A great background technique using the pixie powders. Love how it works within the card design.

hollyberry said...

What a gorgeous card. Really love the background.

Debra K. said...

Interesting background but this card doesn't do it for me today I'm afraid, sorry! Debra x

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning Sue.
Beautiful card with a stunning background. Love it. Xxx

Scottydog said...

Wow what an opulent card, so many textures & I just love the background. Thank you Sue!

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Loved watching you demo this technique it is facinating I haven't tried it yet but must have a go. Anyone would be thrilled to win this. Good luck one and all.
Heather R Oxfordshire

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love the background, would love to give this a home.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very dramatic background. I haven't tried this method yet. I must pluck up the courage and have a go.

Love Rosemarie X X

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue x xhazel

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & with a beautiful background. Yvonne xx

Jackie Trinder said...

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

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really gorgeous.


Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful
I love the colours.

Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card for the giveaway, Sue, don't worry - always up for s Christmas card, there can never be too many. Like that background, perhaps our Tracy will give it a go!
June - hope all goes well tomorrow, thank heavens your cold has gone in time.
Tracy - another busy day with appointments, hope all news is good. If they tell you a sure-fire way to keep weight off, please let me know lol.
To all you guys in Carlisle - enjoy! Will there be any photos?

'P' in Wales

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, fabulous background.
B xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card today I love the background it looks so opulent. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and Peter Tina and Mick Elaine and Andrew. Big hug Tracey it's good you now feel ready to go back to work, I hope the work meeting goes well. Xxx June good luck for tomorrowxxxx right I'm off shopping with the girls after breakfast, comfy shoes on and follow anorak 😀Xxx

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, and another way to use pixie powders. Thank you. Xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. Fab background. I must have another go at this. My first attempt liked like warts! Think I was a bit mean with the pixie powder.

SueJ said...

I don't mind a Xmas card, anytime is fine with me!
Great card I saw you demo this and loved it then as well.
Great qiveaway, good luck everyone.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, such a striking card. I remember you demo this technique, it is amazing, must try myself. Marion S.

Betty McAlister said...

Beautful Christmas card Sue. That background is stunning, don't have any pixie powders but think I'll have to add them to my stash as they make such eye catching backgrounds.
Good luck to June tomorrow. I too am having an operation on my right hand tomorrow so will be unable to craft for a while.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this is a gorgeous card and I love the tecnique you have used with the pixie powders it is very effective
Kathy B x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card. Love the background.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, this card is a stunner. Absolutely divine!
ANYONE would be over the moon to win this.
Hugs, Rose

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, would love to give it a loving home.
Thanks for sharing,

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Just simply stunning!
L Dewar

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, a great background which I have not tried, I'm going to take the bull between the horns and have a go.

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous card, love the dramatic background
Carol quinn

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, love the background. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Wow!...that background is a real showstopper, love it...but the Illuminated Angel holds her own against it thanks to the simple and elegant gold and white scheme...gorgeous card, would love to win this...

June - good luck for tomorrow, hope all goes well.


nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Oh WOW , i would love this card to me on my shelf all over Christmas , tis just beautiful.
Good luck to everyone !.

Pam, Andrew is seeing his consultant today , he has been having some difficulties , shortness of breath and palpitations ,fatigue , and a rash to name just a few ,it maybe all side effects from the treatment, but when you are already poorly not knowing just adds more stress , i just hope everything will be o k for him .

June ,Get that case packed ,take a deep breath and before you know where you are it will all be over . Good Luck for tomorrow . xxx

Tracy Hope all goes well for you at the Dr's

Diane, have a lovely day shopping .

Betty , hope your op goes well Tomorrow.

Big hugs to all who need one .
Take Care
Elaine H X

June Horrocks said...

A stunning card sue love the angel what a beautiful give away gift thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxxxxx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card,love the background,very clever
Best wishes
Karen M

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Wow a stunning card today.
I love it. I'm playing catch up as I haven't managed to see your cards here on your blog I've been so busy.
Also now you are on Facebook it's made me lazy I find myself liking your cards when I pop on there to see how my friends and family are doing.
Must take a good look at your posts on here see them all in detail and catch up on your videos.
Happy crafting

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card today - love that background. The colours are so opulent. Love to all Alison xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. I just love that background.
SueL x

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue,
Such a stunning card the background really makes it pop. hugs Sarah xx

Anne said...

This is so effective, Sue. A lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

dmjones said...

A really rich and opulent card today, Sue; I'm sure no one minds winning a Christmas card from you, I know I wouldn't!!

Doreen x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I think this is a really effective way to create a night sky background but it is not so overpowering that it detracts from the focal image. A lovely card for Christmas.


Jan.moogie said...

So glad you have put the instructions up too Sue as I have some of the pixie powders and haven't had the courage to use them yet. Gorgeous card and fab giveaway too. Thanks Sue, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A striking card this morning for your Wednesday Giveaway!
I love the background and enjoyed you demonstrating this on tv. I bought some PP at AP so really must try to create some exciting backgrounds.
Lesley S x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, oh my that background looks just like moulten lava, brilliant design and I love the colours to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue, this one is so dramatic, love it

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
what can I say - Gorgeous with a capital G, love the background and striplet plus of course the poinsettia, always perfect for your Christmas cards. Lucky winner!!!
Muriel x

Suemac said...

Another beautiful card, stunning background

hettygarlick said...

I absolutely love this beautiful card.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Such a beautiful card love it . love Jean Z xxx

TDQ Karen said...

I am getting great inspiration from all! Your Christmas cards so keep them coming, just brilliant x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,great card for a giveaway .I love the striplet Angel and your background is stunning .Gloria (Sidcup) xx June I will be thinking of you tomorrow .Wishing you all the best for a speedy recoveryI will be away for a few days (no internet) but will keep in touch with Tres on Sue's blog on your progress. Gloria xx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the pixie powder background x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Sue, I LOVE the background really falling for the pixie powders.
VC x

foxyg said...

Fabulous. Amazing technique.

Sandra Kent said...

Another great card Sue. Have used this die for most of my Christmas cards this year. The die cuts like a dream, just used different colours to put the Angel onto. Kind reguards Sandra.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love, love, love, this background, the colours are gorgeous, the technique sounds scary haha, but the outcome is stunning. A gorgeous card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

ursula said...

Sue I have not yet been able to master this technique, it never bubbles properly, is it maybe the glue has dried or am I not putting enough glue on, must admit I have not water spritzed it before....this is so beautiful, just love the background to this, really makes the Angel stand out...this card really needs rehoming by me please, it is just outstanding......luv Ursula xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, just love this card, the background is fabulous. Have not tried this technique yet but will have to have a try.

Bejay Roles said...

Morning Sue,
Wow! How could any of us mind having the chance of winning such a glorious card as today's offering, it's really rather splendid to say the least. After seeing this I really think the pixie powders need to go to the top of my wishlist!
Bejay xx

val jones said...

Love this card Sue, the background is sensational.
Love Val in Spain xx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
a wonderful card and the background is fantastic.
Rolf xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue a gorgeous Christmas card. A beautiful background and I love your angel. I don't mind if your give away card is a Christmas card, just wish I could win one.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card.
Rosemary xx

Sue MacFall said...

What a lovely card you are giving away - stunning for Christmas.
Sue Mac

Suebak said...

I absolutely love this card and the process you went through to achieve the look. Best of all is the contrast of colour to white - cleverly chosen Pixie colours. The angel must be the best that I have seen this year. Thanks.

Susan x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love all your Christmas cards but the pixie powder background on this one is stunning. I will confess to buying three of them, midnight blue peacock green and purple violet, so that I could make a background for your butterfly frame after watching your video. Would love to try this but don't have any gloss card

Tracy good luck with all your appointments today and if YOU feel ready to go back to work then go for it
June all the best for tomorrow and fingers crossed, you'll be like a new woman with your new knee
Laine hope you can get your scooter fixed so you can get out and about soon

Hugs and best wishes to everyone

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card for the giveaway and one that anyone would be over the moon to receive. The background is so unusual it would really get people wondering how it was made. The angel and poinsettia look lovely cut in gloss card and I love the bright gold card.

Bejay - you wish! lol
Laine - sorry your sinuses have not cleared up and that you are still chariot-less. Hope both are remedied soon and that your mum's op went well.
June and Betty - good luck for your operations tomorrow.
Tracy - hope your appointments with the doctor and your work go well. It is great that you now feel able to go back to work, I think you are a marvel.
Yvonne - hope you had a lovely time with your parents but it will be good to have you back again.


Tracey Short said...

Hi Sue

I love this card and watched you demonstrate the technique on Hochanda - I love the effect it gives and will definitely try it at some point.

Hope you have a great day.

Best Wishes
Tracey, Hull

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

your card is very beautiful!
all prety details!
have a nice day

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I saw you demo this one on Hochanda. It is beautiful and I would love to win it.
Véronique L

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

This is a beautiful, as well as decadent, Christmas card. I love it! I think we all would like to be the recipient of this one

June x

Jackie Durrant said...

What a stunning background Sue love from Jackie xx

Tracy Welham said...

Gorgeous card, the background is just stunning! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful :)

donna sherman said...

What a gorgeous card!!!! Its STUNNING!!!! I love this technique and the colors are just beautiful! The angel die is gorgeous also on the gold background! And of course the while poinsettia!!! Love it all!!!!!!!

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous love the texture on this card, really really gorgeous.

Dorothy S said...

WOW and WOW and again. What elegance! This is absolutely stunning.

Jean said...

Elegant and beautiful!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue what a gorgeous Christmas card the background is stunning!
June & Betty I hope your ops go well tomorrow I'm sure you will be in good hands & surgery will go smoothly

Margreet said...

Such an elegant card!
xxx Margreet

Cathie Weary said...

Gorgeous rad Sue. Love the technique you used. Would love to win this. Have a wonderful day.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous and elegant again Sue.
Have your prize on my blog today and I'm so happy with it.

Gr Karin

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, saw you make it on Hochanda and was amazed how well the Gold Pixie Powder matches the bright gold foundation card. This card would take pride of place on any mantelpiece too. Karenlotty used this technique and the final piece made the most amazing 'night sky' behind a deer and some trees.
Thank you for your amazing inspiration Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. WOW This card is a beauty. The background is amazing and works so well with the angel striplet. Seen you do this technique on Hochanda but still not tried it yet, must pluck the courage up lol.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Suzzette Yandle said...

This Christmas card today is spectacular. I enjoyed watching you do this glue technique on hochanda. Your glue technique with pixie powders are on my "to do list". Drying the glue gives such nice texture to your card. Hope I win one of your Christmas cards! Fingers are crossed.

Sharon Tarpinian said...

Love this card, Sue. I am always intrigued by the concepts you relay to us. I learn so much by reading and admiring your talent. thanks so much for sharing.
Sharon Tarpinian

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Today's card is gorgeous, I for one can never have to many Christmas cards. xx

I LOVE this background - I must try this technique, if I can get results anywhere close to yours I will be a very happy bunny.

Hope you are having a good day, Love Brenda xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely beautiful Christmas card so serene I love it.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

lorraine eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a treat to have the opportunity to adopt this stunning creation as it features a truly inspiring technique that many of us watched you demonstrate in awe on Hochanda recently. Its always more exciting for me to have the chance to win one of your christmas creations because they are my most favourite of all your designs, i simply cant get enough of them:-) I like to think that i am adventurous and open to new ideas but something about this technique scares me slightly...its the thought of burning the card or pixie powdered glue. But i promise to give it a try because the results are makes a lovely night sky background that would work so well with many of your new and old festive dies. The angel striplet is beautiful in the gloss card, as are the poinsettias, i really think that i might give this card a go:-)
Well ladies, today hasn't gone quite to plan, my Mum spent all night awake in anticipation of her transport arriving, which it did, as planned, however when she had her procedure attempted the doctor was unable to drain the cyst as it was too deep for his needles...its in her groin area which is a dodgy place to reach at the best of times but on this occasion almost impossible. She was rescheduled for next week when they will try again but seemingly if the cyst contains jelly instead of fluid they still wont be able to drain it:-( She's in a lot of pain and very tired by the 50+ mile round trip, hopefully she'll get a decent nights sleep tonight.
My scooter in being operated on as we speak, round one was a failure because what we thought had caused the puncture, a thorn from a bush that my mum ran over, was patched up and returned only for the tire To continue to deflate!!??! So James is checking for other punctures and tutoring his son at the same time, hopefully it will be all systems go now though, the world is my oyster!
June, so glad that your cold has shifted, full steam ahead now with the operation tomorrow:-) Good luck, i'll be thinking of you...hopefully after a bit of physio you will be like a new woman!
Myra & Maureen, we've had no reports of disturbances in the Carlisle area as yet but im still waiting in anticipation:-)
Diane, boy that was an early start, rather you than me:-) hope you have recovered enough for your little shopping trip, sounds like loads of fun, I'm well jealous:-)
Be jay, hope that your pain is easing now, you've really been through the wars lately, bet that you're totally uninsurable!
Elaine, sorry to hear that Andrew is suffering, it must take a lot of adjustment when you have to experience such aggressive treatment, hope he feels better soon and manages to find ways to cope.
Tina, hugs to you and Peter
Tracy, you sound really positive about going back to work now, maybe its the right time? Hope your appointment at the doctors works out well for you. Hugs and you go girl!
Yvonne, missing our chats honey, hope that you will feel up to it by the end of the week after a couple of days rest in your own bed. Wishing safe travels for your mum and dad. How's George getting on in his new job....gosh, so much to ask, it will be one long chat:-)
Hugs to my besties, Pam, P, Pat, Deb C, Maria, THeresa, Lorraine, lynda, Linda, Beth, Wheely and anyone i may have forgottenxxxx

Crafty hugs


Pawprintx4 said...

I would love to win this card but it won't go anywhere. I love the background technique, the bubbling glue and I have the angel die which I have been enjoying, working on my own Christmas cards.
Stephanie K

IVY Cheong said...

Honestly I truly love this card. The colours from the pixie powders are phenomenon, looks like I need to get them :-) would mean the world if I won this card, Ivy C x

Sherry said...

love, love, love that background!! and the die! gorgeous!! thanks for a chance to win it!

Janet Wilson said...

Love this, it really shines.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
First time posting, but could not pass leaving a comment!
Stunning card!.

Brooke Bont said...

Beautiful just love the ideas and the colors used.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Stunning Card. I think your background is fabulous and shows the Illuminated Angel striplet to perfection. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Nana on the Hill said...

What a lovely card, gorgeous colours & a beautiful die. X

Judy Hollers said...

The background colors and the texture of this card are stunning. This Angel card is beautiful! I've told Santa I would love to win one of your Christmas cards!!!

Lesley Cann said...

Love the background on this card. Have not used pixie powders yet but waiting for some I have ordered to arrive so will have a go.

barbara macaskill said...

Pixie Powder, an Angel and a beautiful poinsettia all make my heart race!! I would be honored to put this lovely card on my Wall of Honor! I know that I would get lots of comments on it and would proudly say that I won it from my favorite designer, Sue WilsoN!! Thanks for the chance!!

Nanny Jo said...

It's a stunning card, Sue! That die is nearly at the top of my wish list, it's so beautiful. Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, what an interesting background - will have to give this a go. Fab card.
Beverley W

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the background and it really shows of the central die. Love how die has been used simply. Has a contemporary twist.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Who wouldn't love the chance to own this card. Not sure I am brave enough to try this technique. June and Betty good luck tomorrow. Elaine I hope Andrew has reassuring news from the hospital you must be so worried.

liz spooner said...

What a gorgeous card Sue and especially the background.xx

Theresa Pace said...

that background is awesome. it's a pity to hide it with anything even gorgeous die cuts :), hugs xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

I've just been watching you make this card on a recorded programme. Thought it was gorgeous and loved the pixie powder and glue technique. Would love to win this one - fingers crossed!

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A lovely card today. So much to take in. Loving the new embossing folder. I also really like the poinsettias made from shiny gloss card. Not tried this. However, I am a little nervous around my poinsettia dies after one of them attacked me! Lol. The angel striplet looks great against the bright gold card too.

Thank you Pam for your comment. X

June, I wish you well for tomorrow, I will be thinking if you, along with most other Wilsonettes I suspect and wishing you a speedy recovery. X

Tracy, so glad things are going well for you. Only you will know if the time is right to return to work, but you seem positive and ready to get your life back. Good for you. X

Laine, hope you get your scooter fixed at last, and that your mother will get sorted next week. No wonder she is shattered with that journey. X

Yvonne, sorry Princess Pixie, I hope you've had a great time and enjoyed catching up, but can get back into your own routine again soon...and your bed. x

Bejay hope you are felling better. Hope you don't mind being compared to me by P in Wales, I'm just clumsy, but I'm sure you're not. X

Still have to catch up, but wish everyone well.

Love Helen xxx

Wendy from Scotland said...

hello Sue and everyone
I am back after 5months, my husband had a stroke and his left side totally paralysed but he got home last week after being in hospital for 19 weeks, so hopefully will have time now to check out these gorgeous cards.

This card is absolutely gorgeous and hopefully wil now have some time to try it out
love Wendy x

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is absolutely gorgeous.
I love the pixie powder background with the embossed half too.
Whenever i see these pixie poder cards i want to touch it too see how it feels.
The angel striplet looks so perfect against this background.
( i know that sounds weird lol )
I really love this one.

After watching your demos on hochanda i just had to go and buy some of the items you used so i have been really naughty this month.
Think i am going to have to hide it all from hubby lol

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Beautiful card - love the pixie powders x
June - very quick comment to say hope all goes well for you tomorrow. Be thinking of you x
Sorry folks - feeling out of sorts but hoping to be back 'proper" very soon x
Take care
Love and crafty hugs

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card really beautiful, hugs Johanna

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card really beautiful, hugs Johanna

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Really lovely card, would love to see the colours in real life they are gorgeous.
Di B. x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Stunning cards over the few days and today's is Beautiful.
Love seeing your Christmas cards.

Congrats to all comment winners.

Have been away and will never trust free wi-fi in
hotels again because they are dreadful.
Sending my special hugs to anyone who need one Tina & Peter,
Tina & Mick, Tracy, Elaine & Andrew and June,everything crossed
for your op tomorrow and hope you getting better soon.
Laine- hope someone can fix you ride asap. so you can get
around again. Hope your four paws are alright, take care.
Hope everyone who went to Carlise had a good time and you all
behaved themselves :-)

Many hugs to all wilsonette's and to my good friends,
stay well, Maria x

Tressa said...

Very pretty card. I do like the colourful background. Both you and Julia have shown me how easy is is to do ..... so why can't I do it like you two? Ah well, I guess I shall just try, try and try again!!! Then, perhaps, I shall produce something as lovely.


karenlotty said...

beautiful card and this technique is great and easy to do. I tried it immediately after you demoed it on Hochanda - love it

DeCor said...

A gorgeous card Sue. I am pleased that you've detailed how to use the pixie powders. So helpful to hear again. Will print it this time.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a fab card today !!! I love your Pixie Powder background that you have created. Very rich looking. Your Angel striplet die is lovely and it looks great with the gold card behind the image. As always, for me, Sue your Poinsettia's are my favourite dies on today's card !!! I recieved your Poinsettia Additions die set today. I have your previous Poinsettia die sets and just had to have this one to go with my others !!! I do love your Ice Crystals EF to. It is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card today. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a fab card today. Love the angel striplet even though I'm not really into angels. Saw you do this technique.

Crafti Moggie said...

Beautiful card Sue, thank you,

Pearl xxx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous card, if only I could have that background as fabric, wallpaper, pretty much anything! It's awesome and I'm looking forward to trying some of these techniques asap. Makes for a stunning card, big hugs x

Big hugs and thoughts for those who are ill or who have friends or family ill. Good luck to those undertaking a new challenge. You are all in my thoughts and I shall message properly when I'm better able to xxx

Despite almost succeeding opening the door in the vets office and trying to leave during the drop off consultation (surgeons face was a picture!) Billy's op was a success, the cruciate had only half torn so not too much damage to the inner workings of his knee, certainly not as much as first feared but we got our timing as right as we can to stop the chance of further trauma. The surgeon rang soon as it was done and they've rung me twice more with updates. Though drowsy he is charming the nurses and has been eating chicken for tea so I know he's ok. Billy, like most guys will only not eat if there's a real problem. Surgeon will ring tomorrow and if Billy's still in a lot of pain he'll stay an extra night, if it can be managed by oral medication he can come home. Me, Mr and the support worker are getting everything ready for him to come home tomorrow. Should've been done before but I've flaked at least once last 3 days.

I'm so sorry it's a quick message everyone, first of all thank you so much for all the kind messages we've had over the past couple of days regarding Billy, Mr & myself, it's meant such a lot. I read through yesterday but ran out of juice before I could comment. I will thank you all personally soon as I can. I don't know if it's the stress, the extra travel over the last week and a bit or what (probably the lot!) but pain and headaches are hitting hard so typing is not easy but I knew there were those waiting to hear about "little" dog. I'll update soon as I can and thank you all again for caring xxx

Wishing good things to you all,

T x

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue and I really must try this technique. Glad you are all having a good time in Carlisle.

Darlene4527 said...

I saw you demo this on Hochanda. Love the technique and would love to give your card a new home! Beautiful card!

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card. Love the background. My first pixie powders arrived today (though not these colours) and I haven't had a chance to play with them yet.
Take care everyone.

Joanne Quagliara said...

Spectacular card!I love love love it!I haven't seen those pixie powders in Canada yet.I would love to win this card.

JennyH said...

Stunning as usual Sue, thanks for the chance to win your beautiful card : )

Crippled Crafter said...

Gorgeous card, especially that background - my fav colours all combined!
I'm in full-on festive decs and crafts mode right now as my first craft fair is in a month (been doing stuff all year, but never feel it's enough - and now doing 4 fairs instead of 1/2 thinking it DEFINITELY won't be enough!! - and want to raise maximum cash for charity) and me, my helper dog, my wheelchair, craft room, sofa, pjs... Basically EVERYTHING is covered in glitter!! Good job I love shiny, glittery things eh?
Loving your cards x
Lolah xxx

julie laz said...

Beautiful love it, frame it whoever wins it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Roisin said...

Stunning card Sue and fabulous technique on the background!!


Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
What a beautiful Wednesday give away card and it is one that any one of us Wilsonetts would love to own me included
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Vie Carter said...

So so beautiful


Marianna Hammer said...

I looove the pixie powders. Gorgous. And the dies are so lovely. Absolutely beautiful card.

Jean Bullock said...

WOW WOW WOW! I want to win this card. I must have it. I pinned as usual.

Craftycatty said...

Beautiful... and I must try this technique.

Elizabeth Louise said...

Lovely card, haven't got this die, and it'd be lovely to win one of yours. I have shamelessly copied several from the Cosmic shimmer YouTube channel and they've always been received with excellent reviews. Thanks for the inspiration!

Julia Garland said...

Love the technique on this card. Sorry I missed the give away hopefully some day I will win one.