Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

Hi crafters!  Today's card giveaway is a bit of a different card, but it is really striking in person.  I started by creating a Pixie Powder background.  On a full sized piece of coconut white card, I tapped various shades of Pixie powders on to the card.  I used Aubergine Dream, Emerald green, Burnt Orange and Straw Yellow for this one.  I spritzed it with water to activate the powders, then dried it with a heat tool.  Once it was totally dry, I cut it to size and used the Zentangle Leaf Stamp To Die For and stamped it all over the background using a Black Archival ink pad.  I created a multi layered frame for it by using the Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B to cut an aperture in a piece of coconut white card.  I left a wide border on it and then added a thinner frame cut from putting two dies together from the Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B.  I added it with mounting foam over the aperture.  I cut the Autumnal Leaf die shapes out of the remaining piece of Pixie Powdered background and added the matching outlines in white.  I arranged them in the corner of the card on the frame.  I stamped my sentient and cut it out with the Stitched Flags and tucked the end under the leaves.  I completed the card with a white on white mat layer.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Leave a comment if you would like to be included in the drawing to win this card.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card, perfect for the giveaway, some lucky lady will be so happy. Oh to be so lucky.
Elaine, such good news for Andrew. He must be so looking forward to the end of his treatment , the final post is in sight and then he can get back to normal life.
Tina, I'm okay hope you are too.
Norah, sorry to hear you have been so poorly, as I've been there myself with chest and lung infections. I hope the antibiotics kick in soon so you get well. Thanks Oatricia for letting us know. We are queuing up to take a place at the April meeting. Laine, calm no nonsense, I looked around to see if there was someone behind me, you couldn't surely mean me.
Ladies you had me crying with laughter at your posts re each other,, you are all so funny. Mgrandsons never let me forget that I asked the price of something in that Designer shop, they both cried Grandma it's the £1 shop.
Welcome back Jean.
I was driving home yesterday, sun so bright I had sunglasses on, yippee. Spring is on the way.
Hugs to all poorly and missing friends and all on the blog.

Jan on the Fosse said...

WOW what a beautiful give away card Sue, someone will be very lucky.
I love everything about it.It's gorgeous.
Jan x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. You've done it again ! You've literally taken my breath away, this sample is mind blowing in every way, dang it Sue, what makes you think of these ideas day after day, this is so gorgeous shown in your still photos but in real life I bet it's totally amazing, this is one sample I'd love to own and frame and site on my little craft room wall that's for sure !
A warm hug to suit your warm coloured pixie work of art is making its way to you wherever you are today. Sending love n thanks xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card there will be a lot of crossed fingers today.
Nancyd xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow this is a stunner so pretty Thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Lyn Cleasby said...

Gorgeous card. The Pixie powders are so vibrant. I definitely have them on my shopping list!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really stunning card, love the colours. Good luck everyone, I am sure there are plenty of people hoping to win this one. Bx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
How colourful!!' Just lovely, what a lucky winner this week.
Nice to hear about your sunshine Pam, you must be so looking forward to spring
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Love this card, Sue, wonderful for the giveaway. Have none of the ingredients sadly, so can't try a version. Hmmm.... maybe a gilded flakes background? wouldn't be so pretty though.
The April meeting for the Naughty Nine sounds such huge fun but guess it would turn into mayhem if all who would like to be there - could!
Laine - birthday cuddles for the dashing Brodie!
Carmen - well done on your 'first ever' - you do realise that this is a lifelong obsession now?? No escape.
Hugs to all, missing Wheely and PP. And to Norah, get well soon.

'P' in Wales

Sunset Bay said...

Beautiful colours of this card will make anyone feel better. Brighten up their day. Xx

Maria Illsley said...

A stunning card Sue the background is gorgeous and using just the leaves and no flowers is different but just as effective xx

auscrafts said...

Lovely card ,with a gorgeous background

Kim Dibben said...

Stunning Sue xx love the pixie powder background xx love Kim D

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, the background is so vibrant.
I'm going to hang on Pam's coat tails this morning and echo her comments. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Marie Brookes said...

Stunning card sue xx i love the effect of the pixie powders xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
It's a Wow! from me! What a stunning background and card!
Hugs x
Heather T

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card this morning Sue! Absolutely gorgeous colours in the background and the stamping looks fab. I love those leaves. Debra x

Barbara (C) said...

Lovely bright colours to lift a dull day. The Pixie powders are so easy to use to add interest for many projects...BarbaraC

Netty The Runner said...

Wow, this is a fab card. Love the pixies. I think framing a card always makes it look expensive.
Annette x

Marion Bull said...

Receiving this lovely card would make anyone feel better straight away! Beautiful!

Maggie B xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow what a stunning card to brighten everyone's day. Whoever receives this will be over the moon. Yvonne xx

Narrowboat girl said...

A very striking card Sue, this would surely brighten up anyone's day. I especially like the die cut leaves. I haven't tried pixie powders myself but this card is making me think about trying them

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, fabulous card. Those pixie powders make a striking background and look so lovely stamped. Gorgeous.
Marion S x

Elizabeth Coupland said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue, your eye for detail is amazing,xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a stunning card. Your backgrounds made with the pixie powders are always fantastic, i cant seem to pick the right colours to make a nice background so i wait to see if you do any then use the same colours. This would make a great male card. Someone is going to be doing the happy dance when this beauty comes through the letter box.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Stunning card and fab background

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Wow! What an eye catching card this is! Such vibrant colours from the Pixie Powders and in the leaves too. It's lovely for any time of the year.

Nicky Viner said...

Wow, Stunning. I'm going shopping for more pixie powders...
Have a fun filled day

Donita Naylor said...

Hi Sue and all the hopefuls,

I love how well the complexity of the zentangled leaves goes with the Pixie Powders. Almost like you carefully colored each leaf. And how the colors you picked do not suggest fall. This one looks like it would be fun to make.

Laine, to answer your question, my ordinary yellow tiger cat is named Mopsi. He has white paws. I got him as a kitten on July 4, 2014, I think. His mother was all white with a tail of many colors, and his own tail was extra long at first. He likes any sensation and is good-humored about everything. He is also considerate. He'll be careful not to use any claws when he jumps on my back to reach his perch in the bathroom window. Although once he came into my craft room and sank his claws into my leg without the usual series of polite reminders escalating into a demand. I was pretty angry and chased him out, then smelled something burning on the stove. Hero cat! I'm glad he didn't give me a Valentine's Day gift, especially a live one. We used to play hockey in the bathtub with a ping-pong ball, so he likes to leave his gifts for me in the tub. He plays hockey with them, too, but they have to be the ball. I try not to let him see that I catch his gift in a take-out cup and release it outside.

After all the talk yesterday, I had to look up what a cottage pie was. Yum!

Take heart, SAD sufferers, the sunshine is just going to get better and better.

May the winner of the drawing be the follower who most needs a perking up.


Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! Sue a stunning card today. I am sure we would all love to win this beautiful giveaway, you are very generous. I have used the pixie powders a little and I am going to try and recreate the background you have made on this card as I have these colours. I know it will probably look a mess in comparison to yours, but as they say practice makes perfect and I know that no two backgrounds look the same.
Wish me luck!

Hugs to everyone xx
Dawn Searle

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue. I really like the use of the pixie powders and the leaf dies and stamps, some of my favourites. Thank you. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, very pretty card today. I live the background.

Barbara V

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design. I would love to give this card a new home. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

What a stunning card,the winner will certainly be thrilled with this card.


Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, I have these dies, and they never fail.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue love the rich colours.

Diane King said...

Love this. Beautiful colours

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue really really beautiful card it has the x factor.those pixie powers are so vibrant .
Catherine xx

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue,
Your card is absolutely fabulous, I love the beautiful colours of the Pixie Powders framed in White, it is striking.
Chris xx

djones said...

Such a cheerful card this morning, and so different to
your usual cards, would really cheer someone up if
they were feeling under the weather,

Doreen x

Lorraine's blog said...

Loving this card with the Pixie Powders, so bright and cheerful.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
WOW! What a wonderful colour explosion! A beautiful card which really catches the eye, I love it.x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. At first I didn't realise that you'd stamped over the pixie powdered background, but the close up photos show the detail and it is stunning, this is one of those cards that will look even more gorgeous in real life.
B xx

Judith Tucker said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. Love the background created with the pixie powders.

Betty McAlister said...

Beautful card Sue. The Pixie powder background is stunning, almost autumnal colours. Ideal for leaves. X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A fabulous background, and loving the close-ups of the leaf stamping, really effective. A really lovely card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Suemac said...

A stunning card

Jan.moogie said...

still havent got to grips with me pixie powders Sue but I havent given up. This is an awesome card and shows them off to a tee. Have a great day,hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome colors and details! Love the leaves!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, would give somebody a lift if they were under the weather, love the background.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue Beautiful uplifting card, couldn't fail to improve your wellbeing and make you smile. Loving those leaves and the pixie powder colours. Anne from Calne xx

paula van dijk said...

This is so beautiful....I feel like a little girl who has just opened a treasure chest....I love's amazing <3 Thank you Sue for sharing it will make someones day <3

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the way the background looks x

hettygarlick said...

That's absolutely beautiful. The colours are so beautiful.

susyjune said...

What a pretty card ,Perfect for cheering up a dismal day.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the background.

Izzy said...

A lovely explosion of colour today Sue, that Pixied background really glows in the close-up shots and you've framed it beautifully with plenty of white to balance the design...whoever wins this will be thrilled to bits!


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Love the explosion of pixie powders what a gorgeous mixture and all that was needed is what you did a simple adornment. The winner is going to be one delighted girl or boy!!

Heather R Oxfordshire

Scottydog said...

Morning Sue, well what a stunner! This is absolutely beautiful. I have everything to make this card but I just don't seem to get the results with the pixie powders. I'm not sure if I am putting them on too near the paper or what but they are very blobby. Then if I try to spread them out with the water they just get so wet they run everywhere, but I will persevere as I just love the effect on this card. Like everyone else would love to give this pride of place in my cra ft room! Thank you for your inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - the colours of the pixie powders are beautiful and I love the white outlines on the leaves. It is truly a stunning card. Who wouldn't want to win this! Sending best wishes

Adena said...

Beautiful card Sue as usual.Loving the leaves and the variety of colour. Thank you x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all. A WOW card this morning. Stunning effect you have created with the pixie powders. The colours are just busting out on the card and leaves look amazing.... Wendy

SueJ said...

This is gorgeous, love the colours.

rosiejt said...

All I can say is I hope I win this lovely card!

Anne said...

What a stunning card, Sue. I need to make some pp backgrounds.

Anne (Northampton)

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue stunning that's all I can say takes your breath away I just love it thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxxxxxxxx

gwen70 said...

Wow this is gorgeous, beautiful bright colours

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, loved the colours of th pixi powders you have used and the beautiful leaves in the corner. Thank you for sharing this delight with us.
Love Diane G xxx

P I love the name the naughty nine, I think that sums us up nicely although as I'm so good perhaps it will be the naughty 81/2! 😀. I am wondering if I can get free train travel because I go as Maureen's carer, well someone's got to look after her and stop her getting up to mischief! As for the visit to the designer shop, I'm sure they thought they were getting royalty, Myra was amazed at the bargains she got and yes we had many a 'how much is this?'.! Xxx
Maria sending hugs back to you, it will be spring time soon xxx
Tina Elaine and Pam hugs as usual xxx

Sarah Wrightson said...

Good morning Sue, what a stunning card. The pixie powder just ping, I have just bought some and look forward to playing with them - thanks for the inspiration xx

TDQ Karen said...

I am just starting to do the pixie powders justice,love the effects. Great card xx

Sandra Kent said...

A beautiful card. I have the pixy powders and the leaf dies. I have used them for 5 of the birthday men cards l have made so far this year and the 4 l have sent out so far have been very appreciated. Now l have another card design to copy. These are wonderful dies cut through the pixey covered card perfectly. Yesterday l pixey dusted onto photo paper Monday and the results are very good. The couple of spaces l left without pixey powders the gloss from the photo paper is really effective. Kind regards Sandra

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning Sue, wow this is a stunning card. I love this background and the leaves stamps and dies are beautiful. Love this card. Ivy x

Yvonne19856 said...

Oh Sue. What a beautiful card. Love the autumnal look and feel of this card and the colours are to die for. Definitely my colour range of choice. Stunning. Xxx

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

WOW!!!! I love this colourful and delightful creative card. It would put a smile on any recipient's face on receiving it

I feel a pixie session coming on!

June x


So pretty Sue. I've bought some Pixie Powders, but not got around to using them yet.....I must be brave!!! Thanks once again for the inspiration. X

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card sue x the pixie powders look great and although I don't have any in my stash yet the more I see them the more I'm coming round x the leaves die is lovely and so realistic x thankyou sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Covgal said...

Love the look of the pixie powders, I'm waiting delivery of some. Very much a male orientated card but I'd still love to receive one. Thank you .

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Pat PATRICIAH said...

This is so different and so stunning.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, a beautiful Autumn card this morning all those scrumptious colours as I live in a Forest those colours are so life like and bring such joy to me. A absolutely stunning card. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

val jones said...

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

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
You are a genius with the Pixie Powder, sadly I don't get the same results, your card is stunning.

Anonymous said...

Different to say the least not so sure
hasn't jump in my face like some of the others
Looney Laura

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
How I love your card today.
The background today is a wild explosion of colour and it is stunning.
Once again the lucky winner of your card today will be over the moon when they receive it!
I have only got three Pixie Powders and I can see I need to put a few more on my Wish List!
Lesley S x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful colours to this lovely giveaway card, i love it !.

To the Naughty nine , i am so envious,i love reading all your banter , you are a hoot . xxxxxxxxx

Pam i like Lorraine's idea of you keeping watch over the naughty nine ,and hey you would have so many laughs .

Norah, sorry you have been ill ,so pleased you are on the mend .

Donita, you must try the Cottage Pie sometime . xx

Big hugs to both Tinas xx

Thank you all for the good wishes for Andrew ,he has seen the Consultant this morning and he can not have his treatment tomorrow , his blood count is way too low apparently it is another side effect , they say next week it will have righted itself, the main thing is he feels alright .

Hugs to all on the blog and our missing friends .
Elaine H X

foxyg said...

Fabulous card. The pixie background is stunning.

Anonymous said...

Sorry not so keen today, maybe better in the flesh
Never used pixie powders maybe that why.
Elizabeth Bennett

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Wow, I love this card. The colours are stunning. SueL x

Jan Sayer said...

You can't beat pixie powders so the card is an absolute winner for me.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card gorgeous Autumnal colours just what we need today on a cold dull

winter's day.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Bejay Roles said...

Morning, Sue,
OMG...this is beautiful!! Those leaves are truly stunning and, of course, you just can't go wrong with a Pixie Powders background.
I hope everyone had a great Valentine'so Day yesterday. I ended up battling with the brambles that want to take over my back garden. I think know I may have one this round although it's an ongoing fight lol. I didn't come away unscathed though, hands were dripping blood by the time I finished and I ended up with a small thorn embedded in the tip of one final version...can I blame my bad typing on a war wound?
I've actually managed to hang out some washing this morning as the sun's shining and there's a bit of a breeze. I bet I end up having to finish drying it inside though.
Good luck everyone for the card I being selfish to hope it's me lol.
Bejay xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card . love Jean Z xxxxx

karen keen said...

Good Morning Sue
What a stunning card. I love the background. Fabulous.
Karen in Telford x

ursula said...

Oh wow, another amazing card, love the pixie background and also those leaves, one of my fav dies at the moment, especially for male cards...thank you Sue for the wonderful idea.
luv Ursula xx

rolfi said...

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

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Gorgeous background and leaf spray, full of colours to brighten anyone's day.

Champagne Dvine said...

Beautiful card. I never realised pixie powders could be so pretty 😊

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, I bought some Pixie powders a while back but just haven't had the courage to use then,
Maybe I Just need a push in the right direction.
Diane you be careful what you say about Maureen, what goes around comes around you know.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, another amazing giveaway card. Haven't got any pixels powders yet but will have to put some on my never ending list. Love the leafy stamps though. Enjoy the sunshine those of you who are lucky enough to have some. Hugs xx P Austen

Laura O' Connor said...

great card ,love the colours ,a great giveaway card ,Laura O

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning card this morning. I love it! I too hadn't realised that you'd stamped onto the background until I saw the close up shots. I always love your pixie powder backgrounds - so much so that I went and bought quite a few to try. Well! What can I say? Mine never come out like yours! Just end up looking a mess! But I will keep practising, it's a good job you only use a tiny bit each time. I also like how you've used the cut outline of the leaves in white , really makes them pop. Someone will be very lucky to win this one. Love to all Alison xxx

Suzanne Eastman said...

Simple but stunning very colourful card, and this shows using the leaves die in a different way. It is gorgeous. Suzanne xx

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card this morning for a give away. I love it and had to look twice to see you had stamped it!! Love Rosie from

Chaffinch said...

Who would not feel better after receiving such a great card.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Today's Card Is A First Class "Masterpiece" And I Can Understand Why Everyone Would
Love To Win This Awesome Wednesday Gift Card, Myself Being Included"
I Love All The Tremendous Products You've Used To Create Today's Remarkable Card.
"The Autumn Leaves Trio"
"The Zentangle Leaf Stamp"
"The Pixie Powders In Delectable Colours"
"The Stiched Flags Die Set"
"The Scalloped Lattice Frame .B. Set"
"Coconut White Foundation Card"
"Today's Card Is Absolutely Stunning" I Love How You Created Your Background, By Tapping Small
Amounts Of Your "Pixie Powder On Your Card" Then You Spritzed It With Water To Activate Your Background
Which I Must Say Is Just "Stupendous" Once It Was Dry, You Cut It Down To The Size You Required
Then Used "The Zentangle Leaf Stamp" Using Black Archival Ink And Stamped All Over Your Background.
I Love How You Created A Multi Layered Frame By Using "The Scalloped Lattice Frame Set .B.
You Used This To Create An Aperture In "The Coconut White Card" Leaving A Wide Border, Also Adding
A Thinner Frame Using The Same Die Set.
I Love How You Took The Left Over Pieces From Your Background Card That You Had Created And
Then You Cut Out A Selection Of Leaves From "The Autumnal Leaves Die Set" Cutting The Outline For Your
Leaves In Coconut White, Stamping Your Sentiment And Placing It On Another Of My Favourite Dies
"The Stiched Edge Flag Die Set" Adding To Your Mat/Layering And Finishing Off With Your Signature
Piercing Around Your Card, Today's Card Is Extremely Exquisite, The Colours Are Rich And Opulent,
This Is One Very Luxurious Card.
Sue Thank You For Sharing, For Your Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do Thank You For Your
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Good Luck To The Lucky Winner Of Today's Stupendous Card

Kate's Cards said...

Wow! I love more inky type cards with not quite so much emphasis on dies. This is a winner with it's fab colours and design. More please! xxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Are you open to bribery or corruption, I will do whatever it takes to win this amazing card!!! Seriously I love your autumn leaves and the pixie powder background. I've making lots of pixie powder backgrounds lately and they do look lovely behind your cascading butterflies.

Norah, hope you get rid of that nasty infection soon, you need to be well enough to cope with the rest of the naughty nine come April
Myra had to laugh about the designer shop
Nanna Tina, Tina T, Elaine and Wheelybad sending caring hugs your way

Love and hugs to everyone

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a great card, I think any of you followers would really love to own this, I know that I would. I think Pixie Powders are amazing as you never get the same effect twice, so every card is really individual.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's gorgeous and fab colours Sue
Gr Karin

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm another who would love to win this one! It's beautiful! I have varying degrees of success with Pixie Powders but they are a fun medium to use! I love how you've used the Zentangle Stamp - so effective. Your leaf Die set is high up my list. I would use them with the children as well. Edging in white makes them pop! Lovely card , thank you!
Donita - you have made me smile at the antics of your cat! No wonder he missed you - no one to play hockey with him! When you have tried the cottage pies we'll give you a few more British classics to try!
Laine - you suggested keeping Maureen on a tight leash - how about a choke chain?? Maybe not - we get funny looks as it is!!
Bejay - you have been in the wars! You have survived bloodied but unbowed! Well done!
Diane - you little fibber you!! I didn't say " How much is this?" Once!! I know I'm a bit daft - but!
Keep going Andrew - the treatment will soon be all over and then you can concentrate on getting fit and well again!
Lots of love to all missing friends and all the lovely ladies on this blog!
Myra xxx

Gail Chase said...

I love the creativity and originality of this card. It is simple but effective. It could be used for any occasion. I love it! Thanks again for sharing your wonderful ideas with all of us. Gail

Brit Cards said...

I would love to receive this card, it looks amazing.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunningly beautiful card. I LOVE it, the colours are divine. What a lucky recipient, whoever it is.............
Hugs, Rose

Agnes (Scotland) said...

A stunningly beautiful card Would just love it XXX

Eileen said...

This is stunning, I truly never thought of stamping over pixie powders. I've put die cuts over them but not stamping. Off to play!

CraftyJo said...

Absolutely gorgeous :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning effect with the pixie powders and the over stamping.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card .... stunning effect from the pixie powders.
Rosemary xx

Pawprintx4 said...

Love this card. You always make such great Pixie Powder backgrounds and the leaf stamps are perfect with this treatment.
Everyone have a great Wednesday.
Stephanie K

Judy Hollers said...

Excellent color choices for the pixie powders! I love the background and how well the colors are balanced. The Autumnal Leaf dies and the corresponding stamp set are on my wish list. Love the card. Thank you for sharing.

barbara macaskill said...

OMG!!! I don't want this card, I NEED it! It makes my soul happy and if I found out it was on it's way to me I would probably start crying like a baby! Happy tears of course!
Truly stunning and magnificent!!
YES, YES, YES, YES, YES! I would love to win this unique and gorgeous card! Thank you so much for the chance to! I will be waiting with bated breath to see who the lucky winner is!

Sharon Collins O Regan said...

Absolutely stunning card... Thanks for the chance to win ��

Karen M said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card for a beautiful gift,love the colour's
Best wishes
Karen M

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a truly fabulous card today. I love it.
Elaine, sorry to read that Andrew's treatment has been put back a week, but he's nearly reached the finish line, so hang on in there.
Tina, thinking of you.
Maria, here's a cuddle x
Laine, sending love x
Yvonne, come back all is forgiven. Hope you are o.k. x
Pam, believe me we have such a good time, laugh so much, and all get on so well when we meet up. No one takes offence when we take the mick - which is just as well, believe me. Poor Myra takes a lot and never grumbles. They are the best group of ladies anyone could ever meet and I'm so grateful to count them as my friends. Another good point is that they never ask to borrow money ha ha.
love to all,
Maureen xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue,
Different and interesting card. Even autumn is not my favourite season, I love those colors. I am a fan of a multi layered frames. Overall it is a beautiful card and the winner (good luck to all of us) will be happy with this prize.
Myra – thank you. My hubby’s feed back and your encouragement make me to go ahead with this new hobby.
'P' in Wales – You are so right, it’s becoming an obsession … but it is a great feeling when you finish a project. I have a long “to do” list for this year; b-days, Easter, etc. One step at the time. It is a lot to learn, to try, to re-do but it’s worth it, right?
Have a great day ladies!
A newbie to Craft /The newest Wilsonette,

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue ,you have created a stunning card . I love the colours you have used with the pixie powders . Thanks for sharing . Gloria ( sidcup ) xx

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue , What a stunning card such beautifull colours and so different. I have not invested in the pixie powders as yet. The budget needs carefull watching at the momment but I am sure they will go on the ever growing wish list very soon. Carmen I hope you enjoy your new hobby as you say it will very quickly become an obsessing, but very rewarding and relaxing.
love to all

jean.phillips1 said...

Afternoon Sue, love this card. The background is beautiful, I love using the pixie powders! Loving the dies too! Love Jean xxx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card, and like how you have applied pixie powders to achieve your beautiful background.

Truly wonderful and such a lovely gift for someone lucky enough to win it.

Love Dorothy
of Baldock

Lorna Stewart said...

OMG 😲, has to be another of my favourites, loving the colour scheme 💐

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
This is stunning, I love it. I have just bought a lot of the pixie powders and your new dies so cant wait to experiment.
Thanks Helen Terry x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is absolutely gorgeous! Love those pixie powders and the leaves are stunning! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs all round.

Wheely Bad said...

Hiya Sue,

I love everything about this card, the leaf stamps are now a must, the leaf dies are on their way (finally) as as well as the fact I adore them they will be used as decorations at my brother's autumn wedding later in the year, the pixies... I brought 5, 3 as close to primaries as they had & a couple of more neutral tones so I can mix when I first use them before I commit to more. They're waiting their turn- soon I hope! I know it doesn't show the iridescence of the pixies on the photo but I can imagine. Sue, I hope life is treating you well. The notification emails have brought me joy every day even when crafting has been the last thing on my mind. Big hugs xxx

To my crafty friends, I hope life finds you well. Reading back is not an option sadly, it's either read or type (am typing only occasionally looking at the white bit of the screen and just trusting that between me and the auto spell thingy this is making sense lol)

Norah, get well soon my lovely, have missed your stories. I hope Rory is doing well, big hugs xxx

Elaine, Andrews blood count will right, have been thinking of you both, will have fingers crossed he'll get his next treatment, big hugs to you both xxx

To all my other friends who I have missed so much, I hope you are happy, doing lots of crafting & as well as can be, big hugs also to P, Pat L & Sarah, Lynda, ladies at the Cotswold Cafe, Laine, Yvonne, Theresa W, Fluffycat Frances, Bejay, Alison, Nanna Tina, Little Lamb, Tracy, Tina T, Pam, June, Lorraine F, Myra, Maria... I know I have forgot some names and I apologize but I'm sure I'll catch up with everyone very soon xxx

There just not the space her to describe the last 3? Weeks since I last popped by. Had trips to pain physio which is all "occupational" I have to practice doing things I enjoy that I haven't done in a while (this being one), psychologist (as although I'm not depressed in an everyday way, the years of changes have had an effect on my thinking in general, questioning myself & what I've done over the years to stay "fit", my lack of willingness to leave the house, especially on my own & of course that hyperactive bit of my brain that argues with my body & sometimes lets off a few emotional fireworks!) plus of course, just waiting for the infusion to finally happen. Still no further with head/ neck/ migraines, had a scan last week, two days after the trip to London. Once again had to be peeled off scanner bed as I got stuck in a spasm, partially putting my hip out & after my body flared up big time. 6 days later, I'm trying to make a special effort & doing that little thing for me that is "normal & enjoyable" everyday if I can. Even if I am taking my time or it lasts just minutes. I just got sick of feeling like I acheive naff all so as this is the first day after the scanner rebellion that I feel halfway normal, here I am, with a crafty smile and a big hug for everyone (plus an apology for rambling on lol)

Sorry, I got to cut this in two...

Wheely Bad said...

Part 2

Billy getting stronger & stronger, he can run in the garden & now long walks are easy. Not at all impressed at me suddenly disappearing for the day here & there after having me almost all to himself all the time for a good long while. Having the youngest of my brothers to play, walk & cuddle while we're at the hospital softens the blow somewhat but he sticks with me like glue the second I'm home. Mr is getting the odd day of work here & there but is still looking for something that's not zero hours. Still always the bridesmaid at interviews so he is casting his net a little wider & not being so fussy about what he applies for.

I have a new crafty friend, soon as we can we'll be having a play date. I got to fire up the cutting machine to finish my brothers save the date cards first then the table will be free. We are definitely doing a show this year if plans allow at her end & my body starts to obey me a little more. She's kept my spirits up so much over this rough patch & Billy adores her. Funny how these people walk into our lives when we need them most, isn't it?

Oh, also I hit 40 at the end of January... Was spoilt big time and it was a great boost having people in and out over that week, as I can't drink I hit the cake instead, 5 days of eating at least one very large slice of cake a day. It was b***dy brilliant!!!

That's me up to date I reckon, my head is insisting I go for a sleep now as I've been waffling on for well over an hour including breaks so a good place to end for today. My first aim is at least a twice weekly visit here to say hello. Baby steps n' all. Means I save a few spoons to do something creative in between with luck.

Sending big hugs and happy thoughts to Sue and all the commenters wherever on the planet you are. Wishing you good times and happy crafting. See you at the weekend, if not before. Take care of yourselves,

T x

Crikey, more novel than comment. Sorry if I bored anyone! Looking forward to getting back to normal over the coming weeks/ months xxxxxx :-)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Sue, guaranteed to cheer up anyone who is feeling under the weather. I recently bought my first 4 pixie colours and they give gorgeous results. Pat Batley xx

Annie's messy stamping said...

Beautiful card Sue. Those Pixie powders are stunning.

Annie P

Suzzette Yandle said...

The Pixie Powder technique is always a WOW! for me. I love those Pixie Powders. Your Zentangle Leaf Stamp To Die For and matching die is so perfect in your design.

LynneM said...

Beautiful card, have just ordered some of these pixie powders so I will try something like his. Thanks, LynneM

Julia Garland said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love Pixie Powder but happy to see haw beautiful it can be stamped. Love this card. Julia

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
I love this card. Don't have the Pixie Powders, but have others that I can use,so will be giving it a try
Margaret xx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, stunning card today. I love the pixie powders, you get such wonderful effects with them. Keep up the good work. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Fiki said...

this is so pretty card!
love colors!

Sue MacFall said...

What a great use of the pixie powders and I love the die cut leaves. Stunning card, thank you.

Sharon Tarpinian said...

Sue, I love that you share your creativity and wisdom with us. I am fascinated with this card and the technique you used. I hope that I can someday create such an awesome card.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Wow this is stunning. You have made some really beautiful Cards with the leaf stamps and dies. I love the leaves and Pixie Powders and it is a real winner for me to have both together. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue. Today's card is a bit different, but very striking. I don't know how you keep coming up with all these ideas, but very thankful that you do.

Love Rosemarie X X

Jayona said...

What wonderful coloured paper you've made for this card. Love it.

karenlotty said...

Stunning And using two of my favourite sets of dies

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Well, seeing that those exact pixie powders arrived today, and I am hooked on them I just might have to have a go at this lovely card.

Nana on the Hill said...

Whow! Stunning, simply stunning.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love this use of pixie powders I just wish I had the nerve to try them.

Anne Prescott said...

Lovely card Sue. I've got some pixie powders, but not had chance to try them out yet, but you are spurring me on !!! Anne x

liz spooner said...

This card is so lovely, must try the pixie powders.xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card again today. I ought some pixie powders ages ago but haven't even found time to open them. Hopefully when I get home I'll manage to have a go. Whoever wins will get a beauty.
Well the sun is shining again today and the temperature is rising. I feel sorry for anybody who arrived here on Friday evening for just a week. We really have had some rain!
Hope everyone at home is keeping safe and warm.
Crafty hugs to all.
D xx

Hazel said...

A lovely card Sue. I have pots of these flakes and never have used them. Yet I bought them after doing a workshop with you using them when you came up to Aberdeen a couple of years ago. Should be brave and use them.
Elaine, Andrew just needs to not over do it and left his bloods come good. It will nearly be over and life will get back to normal and it's just keeping positive.
Wheels Bad, nice to see you commenting again.
Hazel X

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a lovely burst of color. Reminds me of the leaves in the Fall when they explode into a brilliant rainbow of color. What a perfect die set to pair with this pixie powdered card but the leaves. Will certainly make someone's day.


Denise Hancock said...

Great card Sue I must get some more colours in the pixie powders powders as I only have 4 at the moment
Denise x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this post - really colourful and fresh

Sheila Barns said...

This is such a beautiful card with striking colours.

justdi said...

Such a beautiful card.

Jomada-Dawn said...

Truly stunning - who wouldn't feel better for receiving a card like this!

Marianna Hammer said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the pixie powders :)

Jean said...

So very pretty!

DeCor said...

A great card today Sue. Love how you stamped the background. The leaves are so gorgeous out of the background. The white outline just makes it. Someone is going to be so lucky to win this! !

DeCor said...

A great card today Sue. Love how you stamped the background. The leaves are so gorgeous out of the background. The white outline just makes it. Someone is going to be so lucky to win this! !

Theresa Pace said...

it's stunning. love the leaves, they look awesome. hugs xx

Dawn Holben said...

Wow Sue this is a work of art, i really love those rich colours you have used.
I have to confess i love playing with the pixie powders but have not been very
adventerous with my colours yet.
Maybe i should just go for it and try lots of different ones i end up in a right mess
but oh they are so much fun lol

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
It's a wow from me too! The pixie powder background is just stunning, such an autumnal burst of colour, I love it. The zen tangled stamping looks amazing. Who ever wins this beauty will be over the moon.

Elaine, keep your chin up, Andrew is feeling well and it will soon be next week.
Carmen, you will realise you have a problem when dies are more attractive than new shoes!
Donita, Mopsi sounds lovely, have you tried teaching her tennis?
Diane who are you trying to kid, at least we weren't the ones walking home barefoot.
Wheely bad, I'm sorry you have been having a tough time , glad you've found a nice crafting friend though to help you. Sending you a special hug.
Maureen can you lend me a fiver!
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Barbara said...

Stunning card!!!!
I love the effect the Pixie Powders give, the colours are amazing. The winner of this card will be over the moon.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love this card. Especially love the Zentangled leaves. Thanks for sharing.

Julie Elli said...

Oh my word! How totally stunning and beautiful!
Reminds me of a warm autumn evening with a hint of late summer!
This is one of my top five favourite cards that you have ever made!!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love this card especially the stamps and the Autumnal Leaf die. It will be a very lucky Wilsonette who wins it.

Donita - Mopsi sounds adorable and we have to forgive them for bringing us presents.
Laine - Hope Brodie enjoyed his birthday even if he turned his nose up at your present.
Norah - Hope you are feeling much better very soon.
Wheely - wow, what a lot you have had on your plate lately. Here's hoping things will only improve for you and happy belated birthday greetings for January. So glad Billy is getting stronger and fingers crossed for Mr W in the job market. When you are over-qualified for a job many employers don't think you are serious so it is even harder for some people.


Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, What a stunning card, the pixie powders are absolutely fabulous, these dies have just gone to the top of my wish list. They are so beautiful on this card. - A match made in heaven!
Thank you for sharing this work of art. Love and Hugs, Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS card!! Judy from Prosser

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
What a wonderful card I love the pixi powers background
And those leaves are gorgeous Sue
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Wow a beautiful card love the Pixie powder background. Love how you have stamped the leaves onto the background.&
cutting the leaves out of leftovers.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Wheelybad it's so lovely having you pop in today. Belated 40th birthday wishes glad you had a good day.
Pleased Billy iis doing ok you take good care my friend Hug's on there way
Elaine & Andrew Tina T Tina PP Laine Loraine Pam June sending BIG HUG'S for you all

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration.
Mary Ellen

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue and lovely ladies
Loved this card when I saw it on the telly, gorgeous!
Sorry it's a flying visit, will look in again tomorrow
Love and blessings to all
Deb C xx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing this

Darlene4527 said...

Lovely card! The background and leaves are particularly beautiful.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, sorry I did not get a chance to comment yesterday, so here it is, a beautiful card with such vibrant colours.

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

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. Still not tried using my Pixie Powders.
Take care everyone.

Bente Sørflaten said...

This is gorgeous, and the background stunning!
Love the Pixie powders :))

Vie Carter said...

Such a beautiful card, yes please I would love to win this


Jayem said...

This is gorgeous Sue. I do hope there will be a video showing its construction.


Jan from NSW (Australia)

Jaye said...

Sue, What an absolutely stunning card. Yes, they all are, but the effect with the pixie powders is just gorgeous.I must acquire some more pixie powder. I really want to have a go at a background similar to the one you made -the colours really 'sing'. Of course, mine won't look half as good as yours, but I 'll keep practising- and learning, I hope. As ever, thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your designs.

Mavis L said...

HI sue. What a beautiful card if only I could get my pixie
powders as good as yours. Wonderful card and love to own.
Mavis L x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Oh wow wow wowzers. This is smashing. Brings a smile to my face as I have a thing about leaves in the garden. I'm always out with the sooker upper to pick them up. I bought the dies but as usual not had time to play. Adore the colours. Just stunning xx

Jan said...

Really must make this card its incredible thank you sue xxxxx
Jan Parsons