Monday, 20 February 2017

Hello Friend

Hello friends!  I truly wish that I was able to capture the colours of this card, but take my word for it, it is very striking!  You have to start with a much larger piece of card that your final finished piece to do this one.  The reason being is that as you cut into it, if it is smaller, the branches of the tree will fall away and you won't be left with anything you can work with.  If however, you start with a larger piece, you can cut the Family Tree four times in to the background (just the head of the tree inward, not the trunk) and your card will stay together except for the pieces of the tree you remove.  Next create a Pixie Powder background by tapping various colours on to a piece of coconut white card.  I used Aubergine Dream, Emerald Green, Burnt Orange and Straw Yellow for this.  Spritz with water and dry well.  Attach your black background with the tree heads cut from it over the top of the pixied background (I used spray glue for this) and now you can trim it to any desired size in your paper cutter.  The backing from the pixie powders will hold any of the sections of the tree background in place, nothing will fall off this way (I do hope that all makes sense!)  Next I cut the Bora Bora die out of white and backed it with black and cut the centre out.  I used a bit of leftover Pixie Powder background to use on the inside of the frame as the floor and I used the Tahiti and Bora Bora dies to cut a thin frame out of it as well and added it to the Bora Bora around the inside edge.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with one of the smaller hexagons and added a slightly larger black mat hexagon to it before seating it in the centre of the frame.  I completed the card with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Such a lovely card Sue, really like it. My new SW dies have arrived, they are gorgeous.
I'm okay Ladies, breathing problems no worse, Theresa and Margaret, you hit the mark spot on. Thank you all for thinking of me.
Deborah, best wishes to you and your husband, hope all is progressing well.
Elaine, such good news that Andrew and Helen are both feeling good, makes you feel better too.
Tina, where are you honey, hope you are feeling better.
Carmen, you fit in great, don't worry, you will never disappoint me.
Myra, hope the dreaded Migraine has gone, such a downer.
Tracey how lovely if you could meet up with Pat in Ireland, what fun you both will have.
June, hope your knee is working well and that you are truly mobile again.
Lisbeth, what a nightmare, hope you are soon in your own home with your things around you but your brother is a star.
Saba, hope you are enjoying your cuddles with grandson. Best time ever,mine are growing too big for cuddles now.
Hugs to all esoecially missing and poorly friends.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card I can imagine the beautiful colours in the trees.
Nancyd xx

Suemac said...

A stunning card

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,love the background .

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a wonderful background on this card, looks stunning under the black die cut. Pixie powders are amazing and what you can create with them is just amazing. Take care. Bx

Jan.moogie said...

Now this is different Sue and so unusual, love it. Me thinks you are really into this tree die Sue and the more you use it the more I want it so now I am going to get it, woo hoo. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card and the colours are wonderful I love the design too
Just like to thank you all for your wonderful well wishes for my husband

Hugs Debs Cards xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, this is a very nice card such a pretty background.
Take care Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A gorgeous card. I bet this background is beautiful made with the pixie powders. Will have a try at making this one, i just need to think about what i am doing or everything will just fall apart LOL.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Oh my word !!!

Please please pleeease Sue can we have a video tutorial on this super, amazing goorgious sample, I just can't put into words how much I love this, clever just doesnt do todays sample justice and i bet in real life its breath taking - wow !
Hope you've had a successful and fun time in my birth town and many more companies were fighting to see your new collection of clever working dies. On count down now to your next live show on the 25th ☺
Good morning, and have a lovely day xxx

Annie's messy stamping said...

Lovely card Sue. The background is beautiful.

Annie P

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful card. Some pixie powders have moved to the top of my shopping list, what fabulous backgrounds they make. The tree is still haunting me too, think that needs to be adopted also.
Muriel x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What an interesting way to use one of your dies, the pixie powders are on my shopping list to check out at Ally Pally!

auscrafts said...

wonderful background on this card

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, I know that I could never create anything like this so I'm just going to sit and admire it.
Pam, pleased that you're back at your proper place as I've missed your usual comments but totally understand. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

I love how you've used the tree die with the pixie powders. Such pretty colours together.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful background on this gorgeous card! Love it!

SueJ said...

Your ideas never fail to amaze me Sue, this is lovely.
Love the background and the dies used.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful background. I must give it a try.Beautiful card.
Jan x

Maria Illsley said...

I think you have demoed this background on Hochanda. A great idea it makes this die so versatile xx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. Sorry today's card is not for me, a bit dark and dull. Not everyone will feel that, then again it would be a terrible world if we were all alike and liked the exact same things. The design with brighter colours would maybe bring my thinking round.
Hope the trade show is going well.

Pam lovely to see you back in first this morning, just sets the day right. Glad your are ok.
Hazel X

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous card. Great background. Love the idea of how to do the background.
Annette x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xxhazel

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely with the pixie powder background.

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card today! Love the background with the family tree, so effective. Debra x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue, love the family tree die.

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Avid Fans,

Not only do you give us this wonderful card, but you also give us the tip about starting with a larger paper to hold the trees together. This might work with a piece of scrapbook paper if we don't have pixie powders yet. I wonder if a spring green instead of black would work for an early summer look.
You're making it increasingly difficult to resist the Bora Bora die.
We had a beautiful warm day for a walk in an oceanside park in Connecticut. Everybody was out with their dogs, including a pug in a stroller with a matching pug running circles around it. Their owner was not having a good time but the hyperactive pug more than made up for it. We saw a few dogs that were so small, there was more happy than dog.
Thank you for such an interesting card.
May everyone's week be off to a good start.


Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
What a super card to start the week with! Love the gorgeous Pixie Powder background, a lovely colour combination. X

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Beautiful card this morning. I love how you have created the back ground. I really need to be brave and get some pixie powders after just having my first play with gilding flakes after watching your videos. The back ground really makes the card. Wendy

Bluefairy4U said...

Good morning Sue, I can imagine this card popping out saying pick me! It really is a beauty. Big hugs Jo xxx

Kim Dibben said...

WOW Sue xx stunning card xx love Kim D

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, a real wow of a card this morning. I just love the tree and have used mine so much. When it was released I didn't think it was for me, but now so pleased I bought it. You can do so much with it.

Love Rosemarie X X

Nice to see you back at the top Pam, makes the start of the day right X

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue
A really striking card today. I agree with Stephanie, it would be great to see a video on how to make it. I am sure the colours are so much better in real life, a very good card for men too.

Have a good day everyone
Hugs xxx
Dawn Searle

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning & unique. Yvonne xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card. I haven't tried pixie powders but I wonder if you get a similar effect with gilding flakes. My mum & I tried your fire & ice technique at the weekend & were really pleased with the end result. Thanks for the inspiration

Karen Derbyshire said...

I like this card, simple but effective.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue what a fantastic card i have a few Pixie Powders may not be the same colours but will give it a try .
Catherine xx

stitchingranny said...

A lovely card this morning Sue, I love Pixie Powders for backgrounds, they look stunning behind almost any background.

Hugs Helen x

Chris Curry said...

A great card Sue. I love pixie powders and how different they can look every time, and the dies you used are brilliant. The Bora Bora one is my favourite I think. Thank you, enjoy your day. Xx

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning card, I suspect the colours look much brighter in real life if my pixie powder experience is anything to go by for those concerned about the dark colours, love the shapes produced by the family tree die

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue,
I can imagine that the pixie colours are more striking in real life, gorgeous card. x

Lorraine's blog said...

Loving the card Sue, I can imagine the colours as I have used Pixie Powders, they create great colours.

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very striking. The colours remind me of Mother of Pearl-very pretty.


Sandy G said...

Fabulous card Sue. I love the background. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I absolutely love this card. I have used the tree die many times and I will enjoy making a card like this. Thank you for another brilliant idea yet again. Sending best wishes

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for showcasing another card with the Family Tree, it's given me more ideas of how to use mine. I love the Black against the Pixie Powders, very striking.
Chris xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for another wonderful card, it is so good to see how to use dies in different ways.
Heather R Oxfordshire

rosiejt said...

That's a lovely, brilliant idea.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card. I think you demoed this or something similar on Hochanda and it is such clever use of the family tree die.
B xx

Scottydog said...

A very striking card, not too fussy so would make a good card for a man. I really like it but like Stephanie I think a video is needed! Still trying to get the pixie powders right! Lol! Thank you Sue

dj from kettering said...

A striking card today, not too sure if I think it's a bit dark?

Doreen x

D from kettering said...

A striking card today, not too sure if I think it's a bit dark?

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, love the pixie-d background behind the leaves. Pleased the Family Tree has so much versatility, it's fast becoming a favourite. Together with the poppies, nobles and window striplet of course!
Pam, glad you're okay - we need you up top! Echoing your comments.

'P' in Wales

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a fantastic card today, this tree die is really growing on me (sorry!). I do love the pixie powder backgrounds and must get a stash sorted so I can just go to them and make a quick card. I get impatient waiting for them to dry and until I find my heat gun which I've obviously put in a safe place, the dry time is much longer. Your cutting out description is perfect. Thank you. Hope the trade show is going well.
Love Diane G xxx

Pam my lovely lady, it's great to see you back at the top on good form. Thank you for starting the day just right. Sending you a big
Donita your pug description made me laugh. We saw one on our beach walk yesterday running round in circles barking at waves. Xxx

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

I remember your demo on Hochanda showing how to do this background - it's so effective and I can imagine the Pixie layer is much more vibrant in real life...a stunning card which would cheer up any friend!


Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I love it the design is amazing. Of course the dies are gorgeous. Enjoy your day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

val jones said...

WOW Sue this is gorgeous. Just love what you've done with the tree die for the background and my favourite Pixie Powders again.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A really lovely card for us this morning and I can imagine how striking it looks in real life with the Pixie Powdered background peeping through!
I can see more Pixie Powder colours need to go on the list!
Best Wishes to you, Sue.
Lesley S x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
How do you manage to come up with such amazing creations everyone is so different I can't wait to open up your blog each day.Pam lovely to see you back on top. Donita my granddaughter loves pugs so I will read out your comments when I see her tomorrow it will make her laugh.Hugs to all who need it.

hettygarlick said...

Beautiful. I so love the Family Tree die. I'm not getting on very well with pixie powders, but I think it's because I don't have enough of the right colours. They only had two colours in my local craft shop. Must make an effort to get more and try again!

Pat PATRICIAH said...

Lovely design, good card for men too. X

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue oh what a stunning card .I too wish you would do a video of it. We are delighted to share the news with all wilsonettes our beautiful grandaughter was born yesterday .She was early 37 weeks but healthy 6 lbs 14 Oz.Going to visit her this afternoon . Gloria ( sidcup ) xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely card today, the pixie powders certainly come into their own on this one.

Pam nice to see you back on the top with your update comments on everyone. Knee is fine. Must have a go at some crafting today, I am thinking of doing something with Sue's Pacific Background... I have a picture in my head. I am also looking forward to Saturday when Sue will be back on Hochanda.

Special hugs to everyone who needs them you all know who you are xxxxx

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

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue, Vow, and an absolutely stunning card.....the colours and how you have made this card, just simply Fabulous.....Love Rosie from

DeCor said...

Great card again Sue. Colours show up good on close up so can only imagine how wonderful they are! Love the pixie powders. So clever the trees as the background. Have a super day and week.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.

Wow this is a truly spectacular card. For one word for all ur creations sue they are definitely unique.
I love how uve done it the colours are very pretty too just think the whole card is just gorgeous.

Hey pat L
I'm heading to Ireland on the 28th to the 3rd march if u fancy a meet up I'll ask sue nicely for ur contact details as I've no way of contacting except here just let me know if it's ok xx

Love to everyone as always xx

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

June Horrocks said...

Good morning sue this card is stunning I've just got my stamp family tree already new ways to use it wow !!!! Thank you so much
Love always junehorrocks xxxxxxx

Diane King said...

Stunning. Must get some pixie powders.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card,very clever how you have used the die,love the tree die have used it quite often,
Good to know that your ok Pam,
Best wishes
Karen M

Tressa said...

A very pretty card showing yet another way of using the family tree die. The pixie powdered background makes, what could be a dark card, more vibrant, more so than using plain card behind.


sabby1412 said...

So pretty love this card so much

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, the sun is out and and its a bit warmer, though I gather its not going to last oh well such is life. A beautiful card this morning the pp background really does look like leaves. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I like this card very much. I am sure the colours are gorgeous in real life. SueL x

Anne said...

I love this, Sue. I have just bought the Bora Bora set so will have to try my own version of this.

Anne (Northampton)

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card the gorgeous background reminds me of the Abalone shell lovely.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

marg said...

Hello Sue
Nice to see the Family Tree being used in a different way I need your take on it!
Lovely card!
Love Marg

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I do like todays card,i can imagine the background to look even better in the hand .

Pam so pleased to see you back on top , glad you are ok xxxx

Gloria, Congratulations to all ,enjoy your visit, i do hope you get a

Have a very busy day ahead so I echo all Pam has said.

Hugs to all my friends you know who you are.
Elaine H X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
FABULOUS card, an absolute stunner. Loving the background and the choice of pixie powders. And the die ain't half bad, either. (I love the Indian Ocean collection - but then there isn't any that I don't love).
Hope you're enjoying your hard work at Stitches..
Hugs, Rose

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue oh this card us so lovely I'm so glad I bought the family tree die it can be used in so many different ways I need to get the bora bora die next I love the pixie powder colours too
Lisbeth sorry you're having a difficult time at the moment I hope you manage to get things sorted out soon
Congratulations to Gloria enjoy those precious cuddles with your grand daughter
Pam so glad you're ok
Sending good wishes to all

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue oh this card us so lovely I'm so glad I bought the family tree die it can be used in so many different ways I need to get the bora bora die next I love the pixie powder colours too
Lisbeth sorry you're having a difficult time at the moment I hope you manage to get things sorted out soon
Congratulations to Gloria enjoy those precious cuddles with your grand daughter
Pam so glad you're ok
Sending good wishes to all

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and the tree die is so versatile. love Jean Z xxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful and the pixie powders background is superb. xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love love love the background. I haven't used pixie powders yet but this is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you have made the background using the die in a different way. The contrast between the black and the pixie powders is stunning.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Anonymous said...

Think I'm going to have to play with pixie powders
Love the family tree tfs
Elizabeth Bennett

Sue MacFall said...

Love it, love it, love it. Thank you so much !

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
that´s a beautiful card and a
stunning Pixie Powder background.
Rolf xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I'm absolutely loving how you have created this background, and how effective is this !!
Enjoy your day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
WOW stunning card, I must get the family tree die, love the pixie powder backing too

Tracy, I would love to meet you, I'm free on Thursday 2nd and if you are anywhere within an hours drive of Belfast I will come and meet up.and im sure Sue will give you my email address
Pam good to see you back on top form
Caring hugs to all who need them especially our missing friends

Love and hugs to everyone

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. A lovely colourful pixie powder background to your trees.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
this card looks very Autumnal, and from the instructions a bit complicated, but I will give it a try. Could do with a video
Margaret xx

ursula said...

Another card ideal for a man, thanks Sue, great idea...luv Ursula xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Love this card, will certainly be giving this one a try,

Agnes (Scotland) said...

So unusual and beautiful colours Sue
Would love to try it

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card I love how you've done the background!
Hugs x
Heather T

Unknown said...

Beautiful colours, love the tree die.

Clare McF

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Going to craft room to make this background now to use later x

Disco Queen said...

Fabulous card Sue. Love the way use used the family tree die.


Hi Sue. Love this. Will have a go at it, but think I may use an adhesive sheet over the Pixie'd card, add the black trees card, then sprinkle with Cosmic Shimmer. Think that should look ok......we'll see!! Thanks again for all your inspiration x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card to start the week.
Rosemary xx

Littlelamb said...

Love this card Sue and so pleased I decided to get the Family Tree die recently and the Bora Bira die. Just need to make some background papers. Thank you for a lovely idea. Myra I hope you are feeling better soon.

Jaye said...

Sue, what a wonderful background you created on this card and so unusual looking, it's stunning. I think I really must experiment with some pixie powders (I've only just acquired a few) as I've now seen a few amazing effects that you've created with them. Love the family tree die.

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue Yet another beautiful card. I imagine the background to be very striking in real life.

Jackie Durrant said...

What a clever use of the die Sue. Very unusual card. Love from Jackie xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
You've Done It Once Again You Have Created A First Class "Masterpiece"
I Love How You Breakdown Each And Every Detail Of Your Card Helping Us Understand How
You've Achieved Your "Masterpiece" If We Wish To Replicate If Nessacesasory.
Today's Card Is "Just Stupendous" With Outstanding Products:
"Black/Coconut White Foundation Card"
"The Family Tree Die"
"The Bora Bora Die Set"
"The Tahiti Die Set"
"The Truly Beautiful "Pixie Powders" In Aubergine Dream, Emerald Green, Burnt Orange,
And Straw Yellow"
Your Card:
You Started By Cutting Into Your Black Card Four Times Using "The Family Tree" But Just The Top Of
The Tree, You've Not Included The Trunk, (It Looks Superb)
Then You've Created Your "Extremely Striking Background" Using Your Impressive "Pixie Powders"
You Have Just Tapped Some Of Your Powders Onto Your Coconut White Card, The You Spritzed With A
Little Water To Activate Your "Pixie Powders" And Then Something Extraordinary Happens It Creates The
Most "Remarkable" Background, Once Dried You Then Attached Your Black Card With The Cut Out "Family Tree"
Attaching To Your "Pixie Powdered Background" With Spray Glue, Then You Cut It Down To The Size You Required
(Already Looking Impressive)
Next You Took Your Extremely Beautiful "Bora Bora Die" Cut It Out In White And Backed In Black, The You Removed
The Centre, Using Some Of The Left Over Pixie Powder Background You Used "The Tahiti" And "The Bora Bora"
To Create A Thin Frame Out And Added It To The "Bora Bora" Around The Inside Edge.
You Stamped Your Perfect Sentiment, Then Cut It Out With One Of The Smaller Hexagons, Then Added To A
Larger Hexagon In Black Then Placed In The Centre Of Your Card Adding Your Mat/Layering Of
Coconut White/Black Also Your Signature Piercing Around Your Card, And Hey Ho!!!!
Its One Extremely Exquisite, Card.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing "Today's Masterpiece" Its Truly Stunning.
Your Blog Inspires Me Each And Everyday I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do Thank You
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

lydia jordan said...

Afternoon Sue,
A wonderful card to start the week, pleased I have the tree die, so versatile.
Love the background too.

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, this is like an old master piece of art, how gorgeous is that, thank you for sharing your creation.
Pam lovely to see you back at No 1.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Although this card is quite minimalist, it is nonetheless very striking. I love the way the Bora Bora element really pops against the background. Perhaps I will get a chance to do some crafting again soon.


Pawprintx4 said...

Another favorite for me. I always love your striking Pixie Powder backgrounds. You have such an eye for creating amazing cards.
We are having very warm weather here. My azaleas are blooming. Hope winter doesn't come back and zap everything.
Stephanie K

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
The look of this card reminds me of the 'Mother of pearl inlaid into boxes' (not sure I described that correctly) My Nan had a jewellery box with mother of pearl inlaid into the top. The wood was as dark as Ebony too, stunning, just like they look you have created here! It's stunning !! Thank you

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love how you've used the tree Die. I think I understand how it was done. I'll read over the instructions again just to made sure I've got it right in my head. I'd love to see this one in the flesh so to speak to see if it is as dark as it looks.

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful :)

Theresa said...

Good afternoon Sue and all your crafty crew
I love the way you have used the pixie poser and tree die to give us this gorgeous card
Hugs to all that need one

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone.
I love this card ! The background with the pixie powders is beautiful
and with some other colours together you would get a whole bunch of different background for the trees which look like shadows. Lovely card Sue.
Hope everything is going well at the trade show, take care.

Gloria- congrats to have a little bundle of joy, hope you get many
cuddles when you meet her.
Myra- hope you feeling better and the migraine has gone to where
the sun not shine.
Donita- you made me smile with your pug story. They are a funny looking
little dog and so cute when they are puppies. It must be something in
the weather because the dogs we saw this morning on our walk were running
around like lunatics everywhere Lol
Diane- very carefully use a file and you should soon have the problem sorted.
Not a good look having twigs growing Lol
Pam-sending some special hugs to you because you are a special lady and
also to anyone else who need one. I have plenty to give and of course
our Sue always know she have some special once every day.

many hugs Maria x

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card sue x recall you demoing this technique on hochanda and loved it x still haven't got any pixies but can see that changing soon x thankyou sue for your inspiation x
Gloria congratulations on your new grandaughter and enjoy your cuddles x
Pam so pleased to see you back on top x sending you big hugs x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
WOW WOW WOW STUNNING CARD beautiful Pixie powder background
. I must get the family tree die I have wanted it & now I want it even more it's on my AP list but can I wait that long 🤔
I'm going to make some Pixie powder backgrounds now. Thank you Sue for the inspiration.
Hope the trade show is going well. Looking forward to your Hochanda show.
Love & hug's Lynda Brock xx

Sending Big Hug's too all my blog friends you know who you are
Hug's for everyone who needs them
Good too see you at no 1 Pam take care.xx

sued99 said...

Stunning card. I love the way you've used the tree in the background. x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A truly gorgeous card today. Love the effect the pixies give behind it.

Love Helen xxx

Eunice said...

Wow!! I love the effect of this card. Cutting the family tree so many times definitely is the eye popper!!

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, stunning card Sue, your imagination is endless. Keep up the great work

Lori from Canada

Deb E Isle of Wight said...


Marie Brookes said...

beautiful card sue xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Wow this is stunning. I love the dies and colours used. I also think your way of using them is inspired. Truly lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Janet Wilson said...

Beautiful card, stunning background

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

A stunning card, love the colour combo

June x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a great card and I love the pixied background. Overall a little dark for me but I am sure it looks really good in real life.

Gloria - congratulations on the safe arrival of your new granddaughter, I hope you have plenty of cuddles.
Sandra - I recognise the description of your nan's jewellery box, my mum had a very similar one and you have just taken me back at least 50 years!

Thinking of all our missing friends.


liz spooner said...

A really nice card today, would suit those awkward times that we don't like.xx

Jean said...


Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What clever and innovative way to use the Family Tree die. You always so willingly give us such clever hints and tips like no one else that I know. As you said, the photo doesn't show us the actual coloring of the card but from the names of the pixie powders that you used I'm sure that is bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing.


Barbara (C) said...

I really like how the Tree will work for so many occasions. The Pixie Powders have worked so well in the background of todays card.....BarbaraC

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Marion Scott said...

Good evening Sue, sorry for my absence for the last few days, I have been away to help celebrate my nephew's 40th birthday with family and long standing friends in Malta. Flew back today and apart from the mundane things we all do after holidays I have been catching up with your blog. Some really stunning samples and I think the Bora Bora die is fast becoming my new favourite.
Congratulations to the winners of the comment game and the Wednesday card giveaway.
Crafty hugs to you Sue and all on the blog.
Marion S x

Jane Franklin said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I knew that family tree die was a must have. Best wishes all luv Jessup

Laura O' Connor said...

very nice use of the tree die ,great card ,Laura O

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!!!!!!
I love everything about this card. The tree die has become a firm favourite with everyone and combined with the Pixie Powders it makes a gorgeous card.

P Austen said...

Oh what a shame. Such a beautiful card and I don' t have the tree die or pixie powders but I could try doing something similar using my collection of your leaf dies and gilding flakes perhaps when I get back home. Or I could put them on my "want" list. Great idea Sue and thank you for your helpful tips. Hugs xx P Austen

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! Love the background!!

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue
Oh what a rich and regal looking card, so very beautiful and what a super summary of how you achieved the end result, making it very easy for us all to follow I think, thank you. You will no doubt be tired after the show I really hope you get the chance to rest and relax before your show on Hochanda really looking forward to seeing you on there.
Pam so lovely to see you in your number one place and back to your cheery post for Sue and everyone, please do take care, thinking of you.

Margaret xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is beautiful - thank you for sharing it.
Beverley W

barbara macaskill said...

If this looks even better in real life then it is a truly striking card! I think it is quite lovely in the pictures so being even more gorgeous is amazing! TFS!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card!! Judy from Prosser

Theresa Pace said...

very interesting use of dies. i can imagine how sparkly this is in real life, hugs xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oooooooh this is fabulous

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Background sounds stunning with your Pixie powders and your tree die shows it off so well.
Thank you x

Saba said...

Hello Sue, I am starting to realise I need the family tree, your cards of late have shown just how versatile this die is. It looks amazing used as a background with the pixie powders. Gorgeous card. Hope you are managing to get some rest after your busy craft fair.

Gloria congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter, enjoy all the cuddles.
Tracy and Pat I hope you manage to get together, how exciting.
Pam glad you are back on top! We need you there.
It was a train trip to a science museum for me and my grandson today, brilliant day but I'm shattered, so much to see, so many six year old questions!
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Ooooooooo gorgeous. I'll bet this is soooo sparkly and beautiful in the flesh. It is stunning on the blog but I know when I have seen your cards at Ally Pally they are even more magnificent - if that is possible!
Don't know if I have mentioned this before but I quite like pixie powders so any card featuring these little bottles of magical glitz is a winner x
I hope your time at the trade show has been exciting and you are not completely worn out. Want you fresh faced for your performance on Saturday - I am counting down the sleeps x
Today was a blue sky not much cloud sunny kind of day so I was delighted to be able to get my washing out on the line. I do get a bit of a thrill seeing a line full of white washing. Small pleasures x
Pam - lovely to see you back where you belong. Which new dies did you get?
Donita - your pug story is hilarious. The sun puts everyone in a good mood - pugs included x
Gloria - congratulations on your new bundle of joy. Hope the cuddles were long x
Tracy and Pat - I really hope you manage to coordinate a meet up. So lovely to be able to put faces to names - keep us posted x
Laine - how's the hair hun? Look forward to catching up with you on Wednesday x
OK people. Sending lots of love and happy thoughts to everyone especially my lovely blog besties - you know who you are x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue this care is absolutely gorgeous, love the Pixie powders.
Sweet dreams, love Brenda xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

A stunning card. The combination of pixie powders is just awesome. Thanks for the multiple close-up photos showing the fantastic display of the pixie powders. Love those pixie powders!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful background on this card. I like the colors. I haven't tried pixie powders and it is not going to happen too soon. Too many techniques for a newbie like me. Not today, but one day ...
Pam – glad to hear you are OK. Enjoy your new SW dies!
Gloria - Congratulations! Enjoy your grand-bundle-of-joy!
Lori from Canada – Hi!Glad to see Sue has another Canadian fan.
Have a great day ladies ,
Still A newbie to Craft /The newest Wilsonette,

Sandy H said...

Love the Family Tree die and the colours.
Made my first card this year, using the Candy Machine. It took me rather longer than Sue's U-tube video but I enjoyed doing it and I'm pleased with the result.
Take care everyone.

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

I love learning new techniques and this one is a beauty.

Jan from NSW (Australia)

Vie Carter said...

Great card and technique


Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Wow that's a stunning card today.
I bet it looks even better in real life.
Might have to put pixie powders on my want list.

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely card! Makes me want to try it :)

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is absolutely stunning, i love how you have used the family tree
and i love the colours.
This is now one of my favourites.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Stunning card i am new to pixie powders and i love them , the colours are lush, your card is amazing. Thanks Helen x

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Wow Another stunner of a card. It is gorgeous. Must have a go at this.

Thank you Sue for sharing your inspirations with us.

Love Dorothy
of Baldock

Rach83 said...

Hi Sue,

This card is just gorgeous and I love the peek-through effect. A fantastic way to use your wonderful dies.

Rachel x

Debbie said...

Stunning and so lovely card. Is there a possibility of a video being done for this card?