Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hello bloggers!  I did include this card in my favourites from last year even though it hasn't had it's day on the blog until now, but it was a demo from the last shows that I did in 2016 so I thought it counted!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and cut the Family Tree die out of the top except I left the very bottom of the trunk uncovered with the cutting plate.  This allowed me to partially die cut the image, but left it in tact.  Next I used the Double Pierced Noble Circles Set B to cut the area around the tree.  Again, I left the very bottom of the die uncovered so it would not cut there.  I used scissors to nip away the small part between the two dies that was left uncut.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it.  Next I created a background using an assortment of Pixie Powders.  I used Burnt Orange, Straw Yellow Emerald Green and Aubergine Dream.  I spritzed it with water to activate the powders and dried it thoroughly before adding my tree over it.  I cut a wide border and added the decorative edge from the Trellis Edger to both sides and stamped my sentiment in the middle of it.  I added it with foam below the tree and completed the card with white mats.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.   If you would like a chance to win this card, just leave a comment.  The winner will be announced on Sat. blog post.  All for now, Sue x































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176 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card Sue, just perfect for the first Wednesday giveaway of 2017, still haven't got used to saying that.
Tina, very glad to hear Peter is home and hope all is well.
Elaine, big hugs to Andrew, always in my thoughts.
Welcome back Lorraine, have missed you.
Laine and PP, you girls bring a smile to my face, you are naughty but nice.
I'm okay thanks ladies for asking, i just feel very deflated with what has happened over the last few days, I agree with Barbara, June I too miss our chats.
Hugs to all who are not well or missing friends.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the background x

Dragonsnap2 said...

I love this card and started making a slightly different version as a sympathy card yesterday. I'm sure that whoever the lucky recipient is will love it.
Hugs to all.
Happy crafting.
D xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue this is my favourite card of 2016 I loved it when it were on the show
It as just something about it that says wow.
The colours and the design are wonderful.

Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely stunning card loved watching you demo it.
Good luck everyone.
Nancyd xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous exemple with this amazing die! The family tree is one of my favourite of your new dies! Love the clean design, so inspiring, and the colourful background!
Happy 2017!

auscrafts said...

Love this card,

Denise Bryant said...

Love this Family Tree die! Gorgeous card with pretty colors and details! I'll be crossing my fingers for this one... it's a favorite!

Marion Scott said...

Stunning card Sue, love the pixie powder background.
Marion S x

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card and i love the colourful background .
Catherine xx

DeeDee7770 said...

Happy New Year Sue and family. This card is lovely, very clean and crisp. The detail of piercing and the lovely edging really show off the card. Love it...the colour splash focal point tree are beautiful. I would use this card for a just because or to cheer you up type of card as anyone would love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue lovely card

Barbara V

Anonymous said...

Lovely card for the giveaway, Sue, am growing quite fond of the tree die which is surprisingly versatile. Still no PPs though!
Pam, nice to see you a little more back on form today - you always leave such caring comments so don't worry and chin up.
Laine and PP - lol shall we just say entertaining then??
Tina T - good news re Peter.
Hugs.

'P' in Wales

Karen Drew said...

Lovely card. I love the background.
Luv
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue lovely card

Barbara V

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card today, always had a passion for drawing trees as a child many moons ago.
Thank you for sharing the techniques used to leave the trunk attached to the circle.
Love and hugs to Pam,June S, Nanna Tina, Elaine and P in Wales and all who know who you are Peter is deteriorating quickly.
Love and crafty hugs to all
Tina T xxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this card and the die. I just wish the tree was larger for a large scrapbook tree, family tree.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue.
At the risk of being boring it's no wonder you listed this gorgeous card as a 2016 favourite. I'm still struggling to find a Spitzer bottle, so my experiments with the powders haven't gone to plan ! So it's lovely to see it done properly. Having this die collection I'd like to think I could end up with a beauty like this one day.
sending my usual hugs for the day xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
the more I see of this die, the more I think I NEED it lol !!! Love all the elements of this card,
good luck everyone, I am still so excited about last week's win,
hugs
Muriel x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. I loved this card when you showed it as one of your favourites, thanks for the detailed instructions as to how you have cut the tree and the border around it.
Pam, you say everything so well and many of us echo your sentiments. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card, like how you have done it in white so clean looking.

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,beautiful background with a stunning die,thank you,Linda x

Donna Golby said...

Beautiful card. Must say my experiments with pixie powders have all ended in the bin.
Tina T stay strong sending you my very best hug.
I'm trying to comment early cos on a phone you have to scroll through all the posts to be able to comment there isn't a short cut.
And then last thing at night I read through the rest of the days comments.
That works better for me.

Wishing everyone a fab day

Donna

Sandy G said...

Lovely card Sue. The colour mix is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Pam....Lovely to see you back .
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue,
Such a beautiful card. Love the colours of the Pixie powders you have put together.
Jan x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A lovely card and great design to highlight the beauty of the Pixie Powders. X

hazel young said...

Gorgoeus card Sue x xhazel

Netty The Runner said...

Fab card, love the technique with the tree trunk. Whoever receives this card will be lucky.
Annette x

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue
I love this card and this die is top of my wish list for 2017. I gave just started using pixie powders they are gorgeous and give stunning effects.This would be a lovely card to win xxx❤

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card-truly beautiful.

Michele

JennyH said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the background colours are so yummy, thanks for the chance to win your beautiful card : )

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab tree and great background. Love it.

Teresa c said...

Loverly card Sue I have this die not used it yet xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A gorgeous card in every way. Just lovely.

Love Helen xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. I can understand why this is a favourite of 2016 with its clean lines and pop of colours in the middle makes you smile. This is another of your dies that i still need to get but i am enjoying playing with my pixie powders. Good luck to everyone for the draw.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This background is marvellous, the tree looks magnificent atop the background, and the beautiful edger finishes this card off very prettily.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Liz said...

Oh WOW. What a stunning card! xx

nattyboots said...

Lovely card and colours Sue .
Good Luck my friends.

Pam and Barbara , Spot on ! stay well ladies .
Tina T ,sending big hugs and love to you and Peter.

Big hugs to my friends
Elaine H X

Chris Curry said...

Loved watching you make this card and still loving it. Thank you for showing and putting it on for someone to win, who ever does will be very happy. Xx

Annie Pennington said...

Stunning background Sue. I love the way the Pixie Powders merge together to make new colours.
The Family tree die looks lovely sitting in the frame. Beautiful card, I would be very happy to give it a new home.

Annie P
xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

I selected this as a favourite from your review. It's a delight! Can't think how we lived without pixie powders.
Jan
Northampton

Debra K. said...

Gorgeous card! Are you quite sure you want to give it away :D?! The pixie dust colours have blended to such a lovely background paper. Debra x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
What a fantastic card for a give away. Yes this is certainly a die that has gone right to the top of my want, yes WANT list. The Pixie powder background is amazing.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely card, Sue!
The tree die is so versatile and the background just amazing :))
Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful card!

Betty McAlister said...
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Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. The Pixie powder background is beautiful. Xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
I loved this card when you demoed it on Hochanda, how you've framed it is so clever and the pixied background is great. I'm loving my pixie powders, did a batch sheets yesterday. For the lady who didn't have a spritzer bottle, I use a washed out lens cleaner bottle!
B xx

rosiejt said...

I would love to win this, to inspire my use of the Family Tree die and Pixie powders even more. It's a lovely, cheerful design.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card, I love it with the colours on the background piece. Someone will be very lucky to win it. Have a great day. Bx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

I saw you demonstrate this card on TV and really liked how you keep the tree trunk intact on the card. I must give this a try!

The Pixie Powder background is stunning and highlights this very pretty card

June x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. A simple card but so effective. I love the colours of the pixie powders that you have used. Glad this card had its day on the blog.

Lisbeth

Jane Franklin said...

There is something really lovely about this die, its just so clean and fresh. It cuts out beautifully. I saw you demo this and thought it was fab and close up its even better.
Best wishes to all luv jxxx

Anne said...

I love this die, Sue and the pixie powders really show it off well.

Anne (Northampton)

TDQ Karen said...

I think this was the card that inspired me to try Pixie powders.i love the tree too, lovely card. Xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, loved this when it was on TV. Somebody is going to be happy when they receive it.
Lydia
X

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, stunning! x

Jan.moogie said...

Really love this classic style card Sue as it is stunning. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

susyjune said...

Lovely card. so very clean and fresh

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card, I love the colours in the background . Yvonne xx

karenlotty said...

This is gorgeous I must up my stash of Spring/Summery PP's

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love this card and the way you have used the die. I've ordered the family tree die and can't wait for it to come. Thank you for another great idea. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Rosie said...

Morning Sue, what a gorgeous card to wake up to. It really is stunning and i watched you demonstrate this. Love the use of pixie powders for the back ground and i really must try this technic.....Love Rosie from Chorley...xxx

gwen70 said...

Simply stunning, love the pixie powder background

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue,
I'm so glad you showcased this card today as I have just received this tree but not had a chance to play with it yet. I'm hoping to put some time aside this afternoon and evening to do some crafting. I love the effect the pixie powders give and now need to get some of those too. I attended one of John Lockwood's craft sessions last year when he demonstrated them, he's a lovely man.
Have a lovely day and thank you for the chance to win this beautiful card.
Chris xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I just love this tree die and gave used it such a lot. It can be for so many things.

Love Rosemarie X X

Pam, I know exactly how you are feeling, me too.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Beautiful card , I love how you have created the tree to stay in the card followed on how you cut the circle. The back ground colours from the pixie powders are lovely. A very cleaver card. Wendy

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely clean cut card, Sue, which is quite different from your usual. I love it. Haven't got the tree yet but it is on my wish list for after January!

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely and simple but still full of lovely colour. SueL x

June Horrocks said...

Love this beautiful die sue it's so versatile I must have this one along with the box die and all the exstras your card is stunning
Love always June horrocks xxxxxxxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a stunning card today, so pleased I purchased the tree die set.

Pam, please don't feel to despondent as has been said you are a very important cog on this blog, we all look forward so much to your comments, love and hugs xx

Laine Yvonne you two do make me laugh, I remember seeing you at AP, you were hilarious.

Special hugs to Elaine, Andrew, Tina, Peter, xx

Off to 2nd session of physio joint class this afternoon, I know there is some 'ouchs' on the way.

Thank you all for the advice on the motorbikes, found a die on-line which should be here today.

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

Tressa said...

Lovely card, the pp'd background is glorious.

Teresa

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I remember watching you demo this card on Hochanda and loved it then so it's great to see it properly today and in close-ups too...that gorgeous Pixied background really makes the tree pop...

Izzy

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is such a gorgeous card and the fabulous background created by the Pixie Powders is stunning.
There is something quite serene about your card and it could be used for so many different occasions.
The successful winner of this card will be a very lucky person!!!!
Lesley S x

hettygarlick said...

Lovely! I love this die. I have it on order and am just waiting for it to arrive.

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

The pixie powder background is a perfect setting for the tree. A lovely card!

Jennie

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card I love the Family Tree die it is beautiful.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Evis M said...


Hi Sue,
A pretty card. I love the background.
Regards,
Evis M.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is such a pretty card the trouble is there are so many of your dies I still need I fear this will never reach the top. Pam lovely to see you commenting. Tina and Elaine hugs.

Sue Carrier said...

Hi Sue
Love this card - I am new to card making but love your dies and ideas.
Sue

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue I love today's card the family tree die is lovely I don't have it but hope to rectify the soon! The colours of the pixie powders are gorgeous I used them to make some of my Christmas cards & was pleased with the results!
Sending caring thoughts to Tina T& Peter & to all who need them

Anonymous said...

Stunning Sue, L love the pixie powders.
VC x

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue. I love pixie powder backgrounds.

rolfi said...

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

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi Sue. I love this family tree die. It is on my shopping list. Beautiful card. Hugs, Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

Disco Queen said...

Thank you for giving this card a post of it's own Sue & for the opportunity to win it. I love it when you partially die cut & get so much more from your dies. It inspires me to look at all my old dies, that I no longer use anymore, & see what else I can do with them. Theresa x

SueJ said...

A lovely Wednesday card giveaway. Good luck everyone.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Christina
Happy New Year to you. The tree really stands out in the card, and the background is truly autumnal
Margaret xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card love the tree. love Jean Z xxxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Appologies for getting you name wrong, Christina is another demonstrator I follow, and I was getting a head of myself.
Margaret xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card that I saw you demonstrate on TV and thought it very clever the way you left the trunk in the card. I have been wondering ever since if I could apply the technique to any of my other dies. I love the clean lines and the beautiful pixie powdered background. A beautiful card for the giveaway.

Frances

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, whoever receives it will be over the moon.
Thank you for sharing, take care everyone.
To the ladies who want to chat to each other, why don't you start a chat blog of your own, then you would have the best of both worlds, just a thought.
Take care, Jess xxx

Sue MacFall said...

What a pretty card. Simple but striking too. Many thanks.

val jones said...

Beautiful card Sue. I just love Pixie Powders.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, sorry I missed you yesterday, but wow what a right and cheerful card for today love the background. That family tree really gives you best of both worlds for sure. hugs Shirleyxxx

ursula said...

I just love that background, pixie powders are stunning added to card and spritzed, never know how they will turn out, but the colours used here are beautiful. Simplicity but stunning, thank you so much Sue....luv Ursula xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and Thank you for sharing the instructions on how you made it, although I haven't got the tree of life yet it is on my wish list.

Sending hugs to everyone
Pa

craftynanna said...

Morning Sue, well it is here lol, beautiful card Sue someone will be very pleased to win this card, thank you for your generosity.
Tina sorry to hear Peter isn't doing to good, hugs to you all Johanna

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. A special card from a special person and I love it. Beautiful die cut tree and background.

Donita Naylor said...

Good morning Sue and all the blogettes.

I am trying so hard to resist the Family Tree but it's getting more difficult. Not even sure we can get Pixie Powders in the U.S. Thanks for showing us how to make the tree seem to grow right out of the paper under the circle aperture. Like Donna Golby, I comment early, which is just before falling asleep, and go back the next night to read the rest of the comments. For Stephanie Cotterill, I have found spritzer bottles with cleaning supplies. For water, you don't need a tiny one like they sell with art supplies. Tina T, our hearts go out to you.
Love to all my sisters in paper crafting.

Donita in Rhode Island (smallest state in the U.S. )

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue what a lovely cheerful card . Love the colours you have used with the pixie powders .Think I will have to make my mind up on what colours I should start with . Gloria (sidcup)xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card and the tree - it is GORGEOUS.
Hugs, Rose

Paula said...

This is a very peaceful and calm card today Sue, or that's the way it appears to me. I don't think I've ever felt like this when looking at a card before. Of course it's very 'clean' as I think of it, maybe that's why I'm always drawn to clean cards! :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Karin van eijk said...

gorgeous background so beautiful done Sue and a very beautiful card
Gr Karin

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue
Just Love Today's Wednesday Weekly Gift Card, It's So Very Inspiring And Glorious.
This Is A Card "I Would Love To Receive", Its Extremely Exquisite, Elegant, Rich And Extremely Opulent.
I Love "The Family Tree Die", It Was Really Great Watching You Demo This On Hochanda, "The Pixie Powders", Are Sublime
They Are Extremely Beautiful Colours And Shine So Much With The Mica Content.
I Love How You Cut Out Your Tree, (Wish I Could See A Video Once More) And Then You Used Your "Double Pierced Circles" To Go Around The Focal Point.
I Love How You've Cut The Bottom Part Of Your Card With You're Sentiment "You're So Special" Then Using "The Outstanding
Trellis Edger", On Both Top And Bottom, Thank Goodness For Cutting Dies No More Dreaded Punches Having To Line Them Up And
In Some Cases They Will Not Cut And Get Blocked Up, Very Frustrating.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing "This Extremely Opulent Card" With Us Once Again, It's A Sue Wilson Masterpiece, Sharing Your Great Skills And Awesome Talent I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do Thank You So Very Very Much.
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card today. I adore the pixì powders, they make really vibrant backgrounds. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. I'm pleased it got its day on your blog. Great dies, the edger looks like a lace edge, the pixie Powder background is just lovely. I need to watch catchup to see how you have done the cutting, lol. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue love card great back ground will have to have a go at retreating your card all the best Helenxxx

Helen Jones said...

Hi Sue love card great back ground will have to have a go at retreating your card all the best Helenxxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Afternoon Sue
Love love love this card. Have his die and as my name would suggest my collection of pixie powders contains them all including the newest colours. So I could make this little beauty myself but why bother Sue when you could just send it to me! Don't worry about everyone else - they won't mind. Lol x
No waffling today - had a bit of a morning and just found out my mum going into hospital x
Happy thoughts and oodles of love to everyone specially my besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Karene M from Australia said...

This is a great card, Sue, I would love to win it! Thank you for the opportunity to do so.

Vie Carter said...

I love this tree very clean and bright, just right for this time of year

Vie
x

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, what a delightful card you're offering us for the Wed giveaway. Must get to grips with the Pixie powders as they make lovely backgrounds when used properly unlike my attemps which end up either, in the waste bin or recycled to make a flower. (But mostly , the former). I haven't got the tree die but that edger die looks great. Mmmm? Which one should I get first? Hugs xx P Austen

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card. I love the background and the tree is stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Loving the pixie powder mix.
Ruth -LilyandRose's grandma

Agnes (Scotland) said...

Happy New Year Sue. Have ordered this die but it hasn't come yet
Can't wait to try this card X

Yorks butterfly said...

Beautiful card Sue, I really don't know how you can part with some of these cards as they are little works of art.
Wendyx

barbara macaskill said...

Oh my! When I saw this in your favorites I wished that is was a Wednesday Card Giveaway and viola! here it is! I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed in hopes of being today's lucky recipient as I truly love this one! Thank you for the chance to! :-)

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card, love the background.
Rosemary xx

CathyinMN said...

Such a fun and unique card! Love it!

Suzzette Yandle said...

An awesome card today. I was able to watch you demonstrate this card on Hochanda. You are so clever about cutting out the tree but leaving the tree trunk connected to the base card. I like how the bits and pieces of the tree limbs/leaves can be cut away from the tree for more versatility and a unique spray of leaves around flowers. I also like that there is a backing for for the leaves. And then there is the Pixie Powder background. Love those Pixie Powders. Sue, you are so neat when you work with Pixie Powders. I, on the other hand, look like I am breaking out with some disease with all the splotches of colors all over my fingers and hands.

Jean said...

A stunning card!!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love the card you've made. I saw you do this one. I haven't got the die can't buy them all I'm afraid. But wish I could. Lovely veg the pierced circles, squares and rectangles. Only wish they were all made for our size cards. I've bought the squares but can't used the first two.

Judi Szyndrowski said...

I love the simple and clean look of this card. The background colors are stunning. I need to try the die cutting technique you describe. It sounds like it might take a bit of practice to get just right. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Patricia said...

Hello Sue, love today's card, the tree Die would be very useful for male cards.
My Grandson (10) has more success than me with the Pixie Poweders.
More practise needed on part I think.
Have a good day.
Patricia X

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Wednesday already??? Where are the days going? Lol. Ur card is like a breath of fresh air. The colours are so pretty. I need more of the pixies. But I was brave and found my inner messiness hee hee.

Love to all xx

Judy Hollers said...

HI Sue. This card is fabulous. I love trees! You have included tons of creativity in making this card. I have pixie powders on my wish list. You make it look so easy to use them. I'm looking forward to trying them. Thank you for sharing your love and talent for card making! You do inspire us!

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I remember watching you demo this card! It's really lovely and the Pixie powder background is perfect with it. I also really like the stamped sentiment. I keep forgetting about edgers! Mind you I forget lots of things!
Tina T - so sorry about Peter . Thanks for letting us know! Thinking of you all.
Pam - good to see you back on form! You are a treasure!
June - I heard some of those Ouches up here!! Hope it wasn't too bad!
PP - sorry about your Mum! I won't be cheeky today! x
Love to all the lovely ladies on the blog!
Love and thanks to you Sue! Myra xxx

Eunice said...

I really love this card!!! The pixie powders in combination with the family tree die are a MUST have. I am going to have to get over the messie about using the pixie dies!!!

Christine Yorkshire said...

I really am going to try the pixie powders Sue because they look absolutly stunning. Also i love the family tree die its a must have.thank you.

Christine Yorkshire said...

I really am going to try the pixie powders Sue because they look absolutly stunning. Also i love the family tree die its a must have.thank you.

Christine Yorkshire said...

I really am going to try the pixie powders Sue because they look absolutly stunning. Also i love the family tree die its a must have.thank you.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very pretty and effective. The colourful background really enhances the die and makes it 'pop'. Gorgeous....

ang said...

Lovely card need to play more with pixie powders angx

Barbara (C) said...

The tree die is set off beautifully with the Pixie powders background. Very effective....BarbaraC

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the pixie powders must get some soon.xx

CraftyJo said...

I love this :)

Sherry said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! love the colors you used also!

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Sue.
Look how late I am a very busy day today.
Thank you Sue a beautiful card so pretty.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card...love the white tree with the great background!
xxx Margreet

Suemac said...

Very. Pretty card

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely background the pixie powders make, perfect for thus die.
Love Diane G xx
Pam thank you for being you 😀 Xxx
Tina sending you a big hug, you are in my thoughts.xxx
Pp hope mum is ok xx

Dawn Holben said...

This is gorgeous, i love those colours.
I have just bought this die but not had a chance to play with it yet.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love today's card, the tree die is beautiful.
Pam, I know how you feel pet. It's nice to see you and chin up.
PP, sending love to you and mam.
Tina, sending love and prayers.
Love to all who are ill, depressed or lonely.
Maureen xxx

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

Hope it is not too late to say Happy New Year to you.

Love this card as the tree die is so useful. Love to use Pixie Powders as background for my cards too as they are so pretty when mixed up and are never the same twice.

Lol Barbara W (Worcestershire) xx

Mary Lynn Cox said...

Oh I wish my pixie powders would hurry and arrive! Lovely card with such brilliant colors.

Narrowboat girl said...

A stunning card Sue. I love the pixie powders background.

Karen M said...

Hello Sue,
I absolutely love this card,the colours are amazing & the tree is a must have,
Best wishes
Karen M

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Aren't the new range of pixie powders gorgeous? They are rich and Autumnal in colour palette and suit the nature of this card to a tee. The Family Tree is a stunning die and just so versatile, i would really like to add it to my collection but will have to be patient i guess:-(
I can really see why you picked this card out as a favourite Sue, its a beauty and would be a welcome addition to my home and to that of many others too I'm guessing:-)
Well i was true to my word, after running some errands earlier in the day, i then set about tidying away the Christmas decorations....a job that is not to be taken lightly, the delicate nature of packing away numerous glass baubles without breaking any in the process is something i can never quite manage. Now, I'm not known for my brute strength...5 and a half stone weakling to be honest.....but i still managed to crush one with my bear hands, scattering said bauble on the floor where unsuspecting pussy paws could come a cropper! That along with a shopping delivery to contend with made the afternoon pretty lively.....i did have delivery of a rather fab pair of LK Bennett suede shoes to ease my pain though:-)
I feel like i have fallen way behind in my acquisition of the most current dies, i had a mad splurge buying all of the Christmas range but since then my purchases have been non existent. I do have a little confession to make though, rather than spend my Christmas money on said dies i have been seduced by my second pair of LK Bennett shoes, five Reiss skirts, a Reiss dress, two Reiss jumpers and a leather belt! I should be ashamed of myself, call myself a crafter?, Yvonne will have a field day questioning my loyalty to Sue and the Cause, how can i hold my head high on the blog now i ask myself? Please don't judge me harshly, i am a weak, easily impressed shopaholic whose penchant for spending extends far beyond the realms of crafting unfortunately....I'll never die a rich woman but i will be a well dressed, heavily adorned corpse...sorry if that joke is in bad taste to some, its just my feeble sense of humour at play again!
Pam, i was heartened to see one of your regular posts, the world cannot function without your morning round up:-) Keep up the good work my lovelyxxx
June, hope your physio passed without too many oohs and plenty of ahhhs! You're doing a great job, you'll be signing up for next years Strictly at this rate:-)
Tina, thanks for the update on Peter, I'm so sorry he's not improving, I'll keep thinking of himxxx
Elaine, how is Andrew, will he get his treatment this week?Hoping you are both wellxxx
Yvonne, i hope your Mum is okay sweetie....i'll refrain from any banter out of respect and wish you both well, speak to you tomorrow honeyxxxx
Frances, how is little Pippin, has he fully recovered and forgiven you for the assault?:-)
P, entertaining you say? I like the sound of that, though i have to say that after enduring an hour long conversation with Yvonne, entertained is definitely NOT the word I'd use:-)
Special hugs to my blog besties Tracy, Myra,Maureen,Pat, Deb C, Alison, Wheely and everyone on this fabulous blogxxx

Crafty love and hugs

Laine1972xxxx

Barbara said...

One of my all time favourite cards, I just love that tree die!!!
PAM this blog would be lost without your daily round up so please don't stop, yours is the first post we all read, you are a big part of this blog!!!!!!

Val.S said...

Such a pretty card,love the Pixie powders background!
Hugs,Val.S

Theresa Pace said...

cool background. and great idea of not cutting die fully, hugs xx

Maria Illsley said...

A gorgeous card Sue the more I see this die the more I like it xx

karen halliday said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card. Great use of pixie powders. Thanks for sharing.

Karenh x

Vanessa White said...


Hi Sue, I love this card it's very simple not to fussy a good one for the men in our lives.
Take care vanessa xx

Iris Harborne said...

A pretty card
Really super die.

theresa w said...

Lovely card sue x
Theresa w x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

LOVE This card it looks so fresh .
I have had great fun using Pixel Powders the results are brilliant and the colours are WOW.

Love Brenda xxx

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue and lovely ladies
I absolutely love this card. Saw your demo on telly Sue and have bought the tree and edger dies, just need some pixie powders. In fact I watched it on catch up about four times. The tree die has to be way up there on my list of favourites from last year and I would love to win this card.
Good luck girls!!
Love and blessings to all my crafty friends
Deb C xx

Laura O' Connor said...

fantastic card ,just love this tree stunning ,background is amazing ,Laura O

Theresa said...

Good evening Sue Andy all your crafty crew
I love this die I went to get it this morning from my local craft shop but sadly out of stock but I did get some pixi powders
Wonderful card Sue good luck to all in the draw to win it
Special thoughts and prayers for Tina T and Peter chin up Hun
Hugs to everyone that needs one
Theresa G xx

Anne Prescott said...

Hi Sue, love this one, very pretty, but simple and classic at the same time. Could be used for male or female card. Anne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card.
I saw you demo this one.
I would love to win it!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue I absolutely love this die I really want it but no Pennies sadly.
The PP background is gorgeous I must make some more.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Tina T & Peter sending you my Love & your both in my prayers xx
Pam nice to see you back in the fold but I know What you mean Hug's
Elaine &Andrew Big Hug's xx
Tracy Biggest Hug's xx
PP sorry about your mum hope she is ok sending healing Hug's to you both.xx
Laine &. Lorraine Hug's for you both & June & Wheelybad Billy. Hug's too.xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

A stunning card today Sue, I really love it.
Pam, thank you so much for the warm welcome back x. Sorry to hear there has been some sort of trouble on the blog. Please don't take it to heart as you are a lovely lady.
PP and Laine, good to see the pair of you on top form. PP, I hope your Mum is ok.
I have put all my Christmas decs away so hope to get back to crafting very soon.
Sending love n hugs to you all xxx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card Sue, definitely must get this die soon.

Very versatile, lots of ideas flowing.

Good luck to the winner of the card.
Love
Dorothy of Baldock

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone.
Wonderful card, so love the background made with pixie powder.
Thank you Sue for sharing all your work/cards with us.

Sending healing thoughts and wishes to all who are ill and
big hugs to you all, especially my friends.

You are all welcome to join me and some other ladies at
'Cotswold Crafter' if you feel like a chat, love to see
you there,

hugs Maria x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue sorry I didn't comment yesterday! Beautiful card, I love the background and that tree die is so versatile!
Hugs x
Heather T

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue,
Somehow I missed this card yesterday.
I love the pixie powders and how they work their magic on backgrounds.
The tree of life is gorgeous
Off to check today's card before I get back to finishing off the quilt I'm making.
Maggie

Littlelamb said...

Fell asleep last night before I could comment. This is a beautiful card. Been trying to get the die. Didn't think I needed it when I first saw it but have definitely changed my mind. Thank you for explaining how to make it.

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue. wow wow what a delightful card. I have watched you using the
tree die not sure I an get same effect. Love to win. Mavis L x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue. This is a great technique. I'm trying to perfect it, but it's not as easy as you seem to make it. Practice, I guess. Would love to see I in real life. Myra from Florida

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card & nice to have something different in design & this would be perfect for the men.
Love the shape of the tree & really love the metallic background which
looks amazing & very stylish.

Crafty Hugs

Haze T (Norwich)

Pawprintx4 said...

I saw your demo online and loved the simple yet eye catching lines of this card. Any use of Pixie Powder is great in my mind.
We are to get snow it seems and in the Southern US that means a mad dash to the grocery store so I'm off.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

maz said...

A lovely elegant card Sue, thank you!

julie laz said...

Loving this, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx