Saturday, 10 December 2016

Scattered Leaves Card




Hello there my crafty friends!  If you want to play with fun techniques, then leaves are a real go to die to use with them!  The pixie powders are the perfect match for them and today's video shows you how to create a simple but stunning card.

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

Clai01!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.








The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x



114 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card, thank you Sue.
Congratulations to Clai01
Elaine, how happy and sad for Andrew, good news about the potassium levels but why do they have to take the shine of his every achievement, it is so demoralising for him.
Tina, hope Peters tube change went smoothly.
Cheryl, nice to see you back, you have been busy.
Theresa, you did so well with the crutches.
Welcome home Karen, but it must have been so hard leaving your family especially the grandchildren and so near Christmas too.
Tracey, hope all is going well for you, take care of yourself.
Well Barbara retires from our team next Thursday, she still hasn't gotten over how they treated her because of her time off when her dad died. I was tasked with getting her gift and making her card. I got Gary (charity song ) to write the message inside in his beautiful script writing for us all to sign, hope she likes it.
Hugs to all, especially poorly and missing friends.

Karen Derbyshire, said...

Lovely card Sue.

Jan.moogie said...

Now this is different and I love it, always had a thing about tree and leaves. Thanks for sharing, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very effective. Love it. Happy weekend.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue, love leafy cards.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. What a beautiful start to the day. I know what my brain is saying but I don't seem to be able to translate its thoughts into words lol. Dark and colourful with the white outline drawing us into the card if that makes any sense ? It's a gorgeous card anyway with the pixie powder showing through, but when the light catches the colours through the acetate it's just so pretty and autumnal, but the white outline - well, the card just starts singing. A really lovely way to show your new lead collection Sue. If you suddenly heard an orchestra of wind instruments yesterday it was the lid being removed from my pixie powders, at long last they were set free from their bottles lol. I now have a sheet of pink and gold pitied paper to play with, quite different to what I expected (in a good way) so I'm definitely going to invest in a few more bottles if the weather is kind enough to allow me out to play today ! Something to look forward to, Clai01 also has something to look forward to so many congrats to you, enjoy.
As usual Sue, I'll end with a hug and send you love also for a good day xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue thank you a lovely card and great video too.
Congratulations to CIaio1 have fun .
take care all and have a good weekend Kitty.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous as always look vet the autumnal colours.
Congratulations Clai01.
Nancyd xx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card, beautiful autumnal colours the negative with a positive outer edge really stands out to make the card pop.
Pam - that is a task making the card and also having to get a present for your retiring colleague.
Peter had his tube changed and this time it has not been stitched in. White blood cells a bit high but all other bloods ok. The infection which he has been taking antibiotics for has gone. The two nurses on the ward are fab!!!!
Keep me supplied with tea. Basically told Peter to eat and drink what he wants whenever he wants.
June Smith - hope the knee is feeling more flexible and physio still going well.
Love and crafty hugs to all
Tina T xxxx

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous leaves! Love the powders!

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card and fantastic tutorial. I haven't been brave enough to buy and try the pixie powders but you're persuading me to take the plunge.
Congratulations to Clai01. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue i will watch the video later.

Pam, i am sure Barbara will like her card,she will probably never forget how badly she was treated at that sad time.

Andrew has bounced back again, he had a good laugh with the nurses while having treatment and yes it is 12 sessions ,so yesterday was number 6 yeaaaa , he celebrated by buying himself some jeans and a jumper on the way home , and bought Helen a winter coat.

I was up with the larks today, very busy day ahead out delivering presents ,food shop and visitors this afternoon .

Take care everyone big hugs to all .
Elaine H X

Debra K. said...

Fabulous Autumn card! I especially love the colours of the pixie dust and the white open leaves against the black card. Debra x

Debra K. said...

Oh, no, did it again :D. Congratulations to Clai01 on her win! Debra x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Christmas cards all posted and birthday cards all finished. So I really must tidy up my craft room then I can play with my pixie powders and just have fun and see what effects I get.
Love today's card.
Jan x

Catherine Lyons said...

A gorgeous card love the leaves Congrats to Clai01.
Hugs Catherine.

TDQ Karen said...

This is a stunning card, love all those beautiful colours

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
WOW! A fantastic burst of beautiful colour in this simple but very effective design. I love the Pixie Powders and I'm hoping to get even more to add to my collection in my stocking in a couple of weeks!
Thank you for the great tutorial.x

Marion Scott said...

Stunning card Sue, beautiful autumn colours. Congratulations to Clai01
Marion S x

auscrafts said...

lovely autumn colours for the leaves

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful autumnal card with the pixie powders & the vibrancy that you get with them. Congratulations to Chai01. Yvonne xx

Clai01 said...

Thanks for the Congratulations everyone x and Thank you Sue, i will treasure the card well beyond the festive season. x

Today's card is also quite meaningful to me personally, it's beautiful. x

Anonymous said...

Love this one, Sue, fairly easy to achieve something similar thanks to your video. Don't have any pixies yet (oh dear) big investment for a few backgrounds - but!! may have to.
Pam - would love to see your card, bet it's fab and possibly huge too? Such a shame your colleague was treated so badly - but sounds as though she will have fond memories of all of you and that's what counts.
Elaine and Tina - ups and downs, so hard, but perhaps more ups now, sending well wishes.
Well done to Clai01 on the card win, lucky lady.
Hugs to all - missing people, where are you??

'P' in Wales

Chris Curry said...

A fantastic card Sue. I love the pixie powders and acetate technique. Thank you. Xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunningly beautiful card
It is with a sad heart that I have to let you know that Mick passed away last night, he wasn't feeling well in the morning so asked for an ambulance once at hospital he was taken to resus and after blood tests and chest x rays they told me he had pneumonia they put him on IV antibiotics and a breathing mask but wasn't getting better so it was taken off and he then fell asleep all the children visited and where with him so feeling numb at the moment
Love and hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely card today, will watch the video later.

Congrats to Clair01 on your win

Tina T, that is good news for Peter, he must be so chuffed and he can eat and drink what he wants, tell him to fill his boots.

Elaine, good news for Andrew, past the half way mark now, so pleased that the nurses are looking after you as well, sending special hugs.

Pam, I too would love to see the card you have made for Barbara, I know it is a masterpiece and something she can keep forever. Happy retirement to her.

Hugs to everyone I have forgotten, oh not forgetting my friend Theresa G, hope you are not doing too much.

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

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I do love those leaves. I must use my Pixie Powders more. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, really stunning.

Congrats to the card winner.

Michele

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Simple but stunning card today to brighten yet another grey day. Love those pixie powders!! I play a lot with them just love the effect they give.

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

Dragonsnap2 said...

Love the card today but will have to watch the video later as the hotel wifi isn't up to it.
Congratulations to Clai01 - it's a great card.
Happy crafting.
D x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. Congrats to the winner.
B xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is gorgeous and the video is superb. Well done Clai01, enjoy your card. Have a great day all. Bx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card,might try this one,
Pam it was really hard to leave our grandchildren but I can't leave my Dad on his own for Christmas,
thanks for the welcome back.
Nana Tina so sorry to hear your news,thinking of you,
Best wishes
Karen M

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Absolutely love this, beautiful

Theresa said...

Good morning Sue and all your crafty crew
Today's card is simply lovely I have got pixi powders but have yet to use them maybe after Christmas
I was making Xmas cards yesterday using inspiration from Sue got to finish of matting and layering them and of course get them in the post
June I am being good only done activities that I can sit down and do . Ironing Yuk. Lol. Hugs mate
Pam thank you for your mention in your ever increasing well wishes to all the wilsonetts you are some special lady hope you are ready for the festive season and you are well enough to enjoy it . As for your colleague Barbara I wish her a happy retirement and hope that she can one day forget the appalling treatment she had to endure she is going to love love love your card and will I am sure keep in touch with you
I like so many others would love to see your crafty masterpiece Pam ?
Congratulations to Clai01 place of honour for that card sorted I hope .
Elaine & Andrew Tina T & Peter I Wish you well
Well got to get on the shower now
Have a good day everyone
Theresa G xx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue what a great card to brighten every ones day .Simple but stunning .Will watch video later .Hope to get an early start today Christmas shopping . Congarts to Clai01 Gloria (Sidcup) xx.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Amazing card this morning. Love the shades in the back ground and looking the forward to watching the video. Congrats to Clai01.
Well wishes and hugs all round. Wendy

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card ,love Jean Z xxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

These leaves are just amazing and such striking warm colours that pop out so well from the black!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the leaf set of dies.
Video would not upload, will try later.
ClaiO1 will be thrilled today.
Lydia
X

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, I love the rich colours of the pixie powders and your leaf dies are stunning. Congratulations to the winner and thanks for sharing,
Heather

Anne said...

This is very stylish, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the elaves contract with the black background xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a striking card. Love the colours - going to watch your video right now to see how you've achieved it. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

hollyberry said...

A really stunning card. Congratulations to the winner of the card giveaway.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a stunning card for today. It could also make a great card for those men who have a birthday in autumn!

Lisbeth

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous card. Love the puxie powders. Thanks.

Barbara V

June Horrocks said...

Just stunning sue the leaves are beautiful love the colours congrats to the lucky winner thank you sue love you june horrocks
Xxxxxxxxxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning one and all,

Simply divine today's card Sue, it goes to show you don't need to add much for a stunning creation. I can see the design used for more than Thank you's.

Thank you Pam for welcoming me back, you are such a special lovely lady and I look forward to reading all your encouraging comments for everyone. And after catching up with previous comments, I would like to say congratulations on being a winner! Nobody deservers it more than you, dear heart.

Have to get my posting cards ready for 11.15am, part 2 fished and onto part three for neighbours and friends. I made 14 yesterday only another 20 to go I believe.
Doddle now all my craft stalls are done and dusted.

However yo are feeling, lots of (((((hugs)))) coming your way and for all those of us still struggling, I hope your day becomes kinder to you.

Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
What A Truly Tremendous Card And Great Video Tutorial I've Watched Your Video
Twice Now, And I Never Become Tired Of Watching Any Of Them, I Love Watching You Put Your Talents To Your Fabulous Masterpiece's
Sharing All Your Fantastic Tips And Technique's With Us, I Love The Tip Where You Used The Cut Out
Leaf As A Space Marker To Make Sure Your Leaves Follow In Line.
Love Your Pixie Powdered Background I Love This Set Of Dies As You Have The Actual Die As Well As
The Outline For Leaves Which On This Occasion You've Cut Out In White.
Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Your Magnificent Card And Video With Us I Truly Appreciate All That You Do
Thank You So Very Much.
Take Great Care Sue
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes, Congratulation To "Clai01" For Winning The Extremely Exquisite Wednesday Gift Card Enjoy....

CHERYL Brown said...

finished not fished lol

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Gorgeous card sue x love the leaves x
Congratulations clai01 x
Tina so so sorry to hear such sad news about mick my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family x
Theresa w x

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

This is a WOW card! Clean and simple yet so dramatic, needless to say I LOVE it!!!

Have a good weekend

June x

Izzy said...

Oh Wow Sue!...this is absolutely stunning - those Pixied leaves really sing!

Izzy

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely elegant card. Nanna Tina so sorry to hear your sad news about Mick you and your family are in my thoughts.

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue.

SueJ said...

A really nice card Sue.

Netty The Runner said...

Amazing card. Love these leaves.
Annette x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Lovely card I love the colours of the pixie powders the leaf dies are beautiful they are on my long wishlist
Nanny Tina I'm so sorry to hear that Mick has passed away you can rest assured that you did all you could for him with your excellent love & care you have given him he is at peace now & is free from pain You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers
Pam I'm sure your colleague will appreciate your handmade card & will treasure it & her gift for years to come
Congratulations to today's winner
Hugs to all on this blog

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Autumn leaves Sue- A nice change from Christmas cards, Thankyou.
VC x

ursula said...

Another one of those dies on my wish list, I just love this Trio of Leaves, so simple, but hey what a stunning card, apt for many an occasion....thank you Sue it is beautiful...luv Ursula xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a lovely autumnal card, love the colours. NanaTina so sad to hear your news, my thoughts are with you.

Love Rosemarie X X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card, I love those leaves. Have leaf dies already but couldn't resist and after long resistance I told myself that I'm worth it and bought the leaves because they're far more versatile than the ones I've already got.
Also couldn't resist that family tree, so different from your usual designs but equally striking.
And of course, pixies rule SUPREME...
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs, Rose

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Simple in appearance but absolutely gorgeous and in this case less is definitely more....

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Very apt for this time of year, autumnal falling leaves. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the very lucky card winner.

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card, love the colourful background!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love love love this card and your autumn leaves trio, congratulations to Clai01 on winning that beautiful Wednesday card

Nanna Tina I'm so very sorry to hear that Mick has passed away, keeping you and your family in my thoughts in the days ahead

Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card.

Congrats to winner

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and craft friends.

This is so georgeous. Very wintery and looove the colours. Xx

Nanna tina. I'm so sorry to hear ur devastating news on Mick. I thought of you often and hoped that he would be ok. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Xx

Pam. Your such a lovely lady. I'm sure ur colleague will love her card and cherish it along with all her fond memories. I so wish I could retire but I've said I'm going at 55 so only another 13 yrs to go lol 😂

Love to all on the blog xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Ps. Congrats to clai01. Enjoy ur wonderful gift xx

Scottydog said...

This is such a beautiful card, a real 'me' card. These dies are at the top of my Christmas list, so fingers crossed! Thank you Sue!

Congratulations to the Wednesday card winner.

Nana Tina, so sorry to hear your sad news, I hope your family are still with you & able to offer you some comfort. Thinking of you.

marg said...

Hello Sue
Love this card and the colours of the leaves.
Late today visual problems caused be M******E, one a week now, Oh Dear! now I know how Wheely is feeling, apparently BP to high!
Nanny Tina I'm so sorry to hear that Mick has passed away so sad for you and the family.
Take care
Love Marg

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Fabulous card, Sue.

CraftyJo said...

Stunning indeed! :)

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I love today's card and have the dies - hoorah.
Congratulations to the Wednesday card winner, and what a beautiful card.
Nanna Tina, please accept my condolences and prayers for the whole family on the sad news of Mick's passing.
Pam, you are so kind and thoughtful, you are amazing.
Love to all who are in distress, poorly, receiving treatment or who are lonely.
Maureen xx

gwen70 said...

Adore this card Sue, such beautiful colours

Rosemary Stickland said...

Fabulous card, the colours really "pop"!
Rosemary xx

val jones said...

Love the card Sue. A great male birthday card as well.
congrats to the winner of your beautiful card.
Love Val in Spain xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

A stunning card. You amaze me when you work with pixie powders and don't get color on your hands. My hands always come out multicolored! Love those pixie powders. Thanks for the video.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card, very versatile male or female would be pleased to receive this.
Love the colours, will watch the video later.

Is this someth8ing new Pixie powders??? I will watch the video and may find the answer.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock.


dmj said...



What a lovely card for today,



Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Nanna Tina - so very sad that you have lost Mick, your absolute devotion helped him through so many tough times. Hope that you can cherish your happy memories. Thinking of you and all your family and sending big hugs.

'P' in Wales

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card....so perfect for this time of year!!!
Crafty hugs
Sam
xxxx

Jean said...

Delightful!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

WOW, Stunning. This has to be the Ultimate Card in my opinion. I love C&S cards, I love Dark cards, I love Black and White, I love Leaves, I love Autumnal colours, I love Pixie Powders and your Sentiment just finishes it all off. See I said it was the ultimate card but just saying that wasn't enough, lol. Thank you so much for sharing this one, I love it.

Congratulations Clai01.

Best wishes

Karin van eijk said...

great background colour and gorgeous card Sue
Gr Karin

Disco Queen said...

Fabulous video Sue. I just adore pixie powders.Thanks for the tip of using acetate to support the skeletal parts of the leaves. Theresa x

Littlelamb said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Thank you fir sharing. Nana Tina. So sorry to hear your sad news. You are in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great demo.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Eunice said...

I am definitely going to have to give pixie powders a try, this is amazing! Thanks for the incentive.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing.
NanaTina....I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Take care.
Congratulations to Clai01.
Hugs.

IVY Cheong said...

Stunning card! Love the autuminal colours. Hugs, Ivy C x

Janet Wilson said...

Simple but so stunning, the pixie powders are gorgeous.

barbara macaskill said...

Congratulations Clai01! LOVE this beautifully shimmering leaf card!! Simply spectacular! TFS!

liz spooner said...

Wonderful idea for a male card.xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love the leaves you've done on this card. Congrats to the comment winner.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A lovely card and I do love your leaves as they are useful all year round! My friend Maureen won this Die Set!
Every Christmas there are such lovely things happening and yet at the same time people are going through really tough times! Christmas makes it worse somehow!
Nana Tina - I'm so very sorry - sending you my condolences and love and prayer for your family. Mick is gone but not forgotten as he had a very special place in your life and every other family member - not to mention friends and even ourselves who thought of him daily! Take care, my dear! God Bless!
With love and thanks to Sue and each person who makes this blog special!
PP and Laine I do hope you are both alright! Hugs!
Myra xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Deborah Artliff said...

Hi Sue wow what a wonderful card and the design is wonderful and I love the colours you have used

Debs Cards xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely fabulous card today. I love it! Love the colours so Autumnal.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Theresa Pace said...

this is beautiful Sue. came just in time. need to copy this, hugs xx

DeCor said...

It really is a stunning card. Had my first go with pixie powders this week and what fun it is. Thanks for introducing me to them.

DeCor said...

It really is a stunning card. Had my first go with pixie powders this week and what fun it is. Thanks for introducing me to them.

Crafti Moggie said...

Evening Sue, such a lovely card today and it makes a difference from the Christmas ones we're all making at present.

I love the way you have used the die cuts and the colouring, magical!

Thank you for the inspiration.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card I really want to try this one.
Big Hugs, Brenda xxx

Fiki said...

very nice card

karenlotty said...

I love this card So effective

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I can't believe I am this late again. This is a lovely CAS card and the fallen leaves are gorgeous. I will watch the video and catch up on all the comments tomorrow.

Congratulations to Clai01 on being the Wednesday Winner. Enjoy your beautiful card.

Frances

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & everyone
Sorry I didn't get in yesterday we was over my son's all day & having cuddles & kisses with my little man Harry it's so lovely now he is talking especially when he says Nannie melts my heart.
Sue the two cards yesterday were gorgeous loved them both.
Today's card is stunning I must get that Die so useful for any time of year & good for the men's cards.
Love the Pixie powders behind the white overlays thank you for excellent video too.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Nana Tina so very sorry for your sad news on Mick's passing you & your family are in my thoughts & prayer
Take care Sending Big Hug's God bless.xx

Tracy hope the group concealing is going well & it's helping. Is work getting busy now only two more weeks then it will calm down
Big 🤗🤗my friend. Xx

PP & Laine hope your both ok missing you both 🤗🤗coming your way.xx

Lorraine missing you too 🤗🤗for you xx

Elaine pleased Andrew is half way through his treatment &doing well 🤗🤗xx

Tina good news for Peter & he can eat anything now sending 🤗🤗xx

Wheelybad hope your Migraines are easier now 🤗🤗& cuddles for Billy how is he now xx


Big Hug's 🤗🤗 for all my friends & everyone xx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous autumnal card today. Will watch video tomorrow.
Nana Tina, my condolences to you on your sad news of losing Mick. No consolation but he is at peace now.
Congratulations to Claio1 on winning such a lovely card.
Xx

Sandy H said...

Love the design of this card. I'd have to replace the black with dark brown but that's just me! The pixie powders are gorgeous.

Congratulations to Clai01 on winning Wednesday's beautiful card. I had to order the pine twigs after seeing this card.

Nanna Tina, so sorry to hear the sad new of Mick's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care everyone

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
MY PIXIE DIES NOT ARRIVED YET SO I MADE THIS CARD OUT OF GOLD LEAF AND MY RELATIVE WENT MAD OVER IT AND IS NOW FRAMED ON HER WALL (CANT GET BETTER PRAISE THEN THAT). WONDERFUL IDEA FOR THE LAY OUT. LOVE YOUR CLEVER IDEAS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

nzillingworth said...

PS IF MARK YOUR CUT OUT ONTO THE WHITE CARD THAT YOU WANT TO COVER WITH COLOUR YOU CAN SAVE SUPPLIES AND JUST COLOUR THE AREA YOU NEED TO. (GOOD IF YOUR USING THE GOLD LEAF).
NADINE AGAIN X