Friday, 7 April 2017

You Are So Special

 Hi bloggers!  We have a pixie powdered card for our pick for the day.  I started by creating the background by using Sun Yellow, Candy Pink and Rich Red Pixie Powders.  I tapped them on to a piece of coconut white card and spritzed them with water.  I allowed them to dry naturally, then went to work on the front piece.  I used the Olivia decorative die and cut it out repeatedly out of a piece of black card.  I attached it over the pixie powder background for a pop of colour.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Pierced Flags die set.  I used an extra piece of the pixie powder background and cut the Chrysanthemum dies out of it.  I used the pieces to create two flowers.  I seated the flowers on a white satin ribbon bow and accented them with Spring Foliage cut out of black card.  White and black mats were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x











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133 comments:

Pam said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, love it. An explosion of colour.
Hazel, lovely to hear that you had a meet up with Tina and hubby, thanks for telling us, hope she is well, she has been through a very hard time over the last couple of years.
Helen, enjoy AP, hopefully you will get to meet Sue and some bloggers, sadly too far for me to come although I would have loved to. Laine too by the sound of it.
June, as Colin relented yet, he may think it is too much fir the shirt time you will be there due to your afternoon commitments.
Saba, have a great party, hope you are not too tired after all the prep, you know he did book the venue and send out the invites, can't say he didn't help lol.
Elaine my daily wishes to you and your family, hope Andrew and Helen are doing okay.
Yes ladies, I do still have a good view of the river, the ancient wooden galleon ship and the swans too. Everyone in the building had to move around, sheer madness, still not settled yet, special desks to move, disabled features etc.
Hugs to all, for those lucky enough to be going to Ally Pally, have a brilliant time. Hugs to our missing and poorly friends.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful, bright and vibrant card.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
WOW what a show stopper.Wonderful colours.stunning card.
Jan x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card beautiful bright colours..
Nancyd xx

DeCor said...

Love how sharp the Olivia die looks over the explosion of colour. Every time I see the Chrysanthemums I think I must get it. I can see I would use it lots. Have a super successful weekend. Sad can't go thus year.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Yes Pam, an explosion of colour is a true description of today's beauty. The chrysanthemums made of the pixie powder card is a fabulous touch. I have the Olivia die but again the chrysanthemums are calling to me lol !!!
Have a lovely weekend everyone
Hugs
Muriel x

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Craftiest,

Alright, that tears the rag off the bush! You have pushed me over the edge, and now I MUST have the Olivia die. Why did you have to do that?
Have fun, all you lucky creatures going to AP!
And happy weekend!

Love,
Donita


BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful, bold and bright card. The colours are lovely, and the flowers in the same colours as the background really tie it all together. Have a great weekend at Ally Pally Sue and to everyone going too. Bx

Marion Bull said...

Lovely card today and, like another of your fans, this has decided me that I must have the Olivia die - and a new lot of dies about to descend on me. Oh dear!

Maggie B xx

Nicky Viner said...

Stunning, love the colours and flowers x

TDQ Karen said...

What a burst of sunny colour, love how you have tied in the flowers too, beautiful x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful and very pretty card today. This card would cheer anyone up.
Barbara V

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very bright & vibrant card today & with your beautiful chrysanthemum flowers. Yvonne xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Happy Friday Sue, how can it not be a happy Friday when this is the first thing you see when you open the door to this exquisite blog ? WOW, it's so colourful, cheerful and happy, and the sentiment is returned ten fold to you. I need to share this with you while I'm on my own Sue, I was sneaky after yesterday's sample and added Lucy and the Crysthanimum to my keepers list, and guess what I'm going to do once I've clicked 'publish' ? Sorry Sue, looks like you're to blame again lol. I'm sure AP will distract you though so don't worry lol have a super fun time, looking forward to watching ALL the CE team do their live shows on HOCHANDA over the weekend just hope Phill gets a working microphone this year, and John gets through without any Latte type catastrophies ! 😕
Sending happy hugs to match your happy Friday sample xxx

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue
This card is beautiful, and in my favourite colours too.
Chris xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
WOW!!! What a beautiful explosion of colour!!! A very striking design and great idea to coordinate the floral embellishment-stunning.x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes a real burst of colour is what everyone is saying and t is true, these pixie powders really do come into their own here, it also reminds me of a firework display, yes I know I am crackers. I have the dies so must have a play when I get a minute or two.

Pam, still waiting, he will keep me on tender hooks right up until tomorrow morning, but I think he will take me to AP.

I am jumping on your band wagon and reiterate all your comments.

I used to hate moving around in the office, there was so much upheaval and took ages to get used to it, so I know where you are coming from Pam

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

Karen Drew said...

Absolutely stunning card. I am loving the pixie powders and the effects that you get
Luv
Karen xx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Wow! Eye popping colours today, love it!

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. This card makes me do the happy dance! The colours are so vibrant and the flowers are stunning! Need to go and buy the chrysanthemum die before it sells out.
Wishing everyone going to Ally Pally a fabulous time. Sadly too far for me too, the Gateshead Metro Arena would be better - hint, hint to CE towers! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, love the bright background but can see this with a host of different colours. No pixies, of course, but could use random paper? Fab flower!
Pam, lucky you what a terrific view from your office - my second to last job looked out onto a waste yard with an ancient mildewed double-decker, wasting away. Not pretty. Echoing again.
Saba, thinking of you with all that prep. To use an expression you will be familiar with - guess you will be pooped! Hope there's enough energy left to enjoy it though.
Laine - hugs for you and wussers and PP too.

'P' in Wales

Craftynetty said...

Wow! What a striking card - love it. Thank you

Debra K. said...

This has a retro feel to this card. A lovely colourful card! Debra x

Marianna Hammer said...

I love this card!!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful color combo!

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, such a striking background.

Michele

Netty The Runner said...

Very nice card, colourful.
Annette x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design and the dies are amazing. Those flowers are just stunning. I am sure we are coming to Ally Pally I am not sure what time we will get there we are deciding this evening. I am super excited. Have a great day today I know you will be very busy. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the combination of colours.x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Pixie powders, wow, just adore them. Wonderful card. Looking forwad to Ally Pally, my first time to visit.

Heather R Oxfordshire

hazel young said...

Stunning card and colours x xhazel

Chris Curry said...

Love this card, the brightness of the pixie powders is perfect, and I adore the flowers. Thank you Sue, have a lovely weekend. Xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW What a fantastic card with all of those gorgeous colours in the pixie piece and the flowers. A true display of colours. A card anybody would love to recieve for any occasion. Will have a try at making this one. Have a great time at Ally Pally Sue and anyone who is going.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the Colours and the Die for the flowers is a must!
Beautiful card!
Hope you all have a good time at Ally Pally!
Love Marg

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue wow a beautiful card busting with colour those pixie powders are perfect.Have a great weekend at Ally Pally.
Catherine hugs xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Olivia and the chrysanthemums work so well together. A wonderful explosion of colour.
Jan
Northampton

Jan.moogie said...

Love the pixie powders and dont they make a beautiful card Sue, made even more beautiful by those flowers. Thanks for sharing have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. An absolute burst of colour from the pixies.
I had a great day out yesterday with a friend at Craft4Crafters at the Bath and West Showground.
B xx

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous card, love the mix of black with the bright colours x

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, such an amazing pop of colour this morning, this card highlights just how rich the colour pigment in Pixie Powder really is. Fantastic card that would truly brighten anyone's day!
Well I can now say........See you to tomorrow Sue !!! I am so looking forward to meeting you and the rest of the team and seeing your Amazing demonstrations.
Huge hugs,
Sandra
xxxxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes

This is definately a WOW card what a stunning array of colour I love the pixie powders, I did some last night leaving to dry ready for me today.

like June I reiterate all your comments Pam and wish everyone healing hugs who need them

Love to all
Sharon
xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, that woke me up! I love it, pixie powders create such wonderful backgrounds. The Olivia looks just like fireworks. And your mums are just gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

ethansnanna said...



What a stunning card, Sue, as you can see from
all the replies, we all love it!!!!



Doreen x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. What a delight. All those lovely colours will brighten any ones morning. Love the card Sue. Kind regards Ann

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful, bold card xx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

Love Pixie Powder backgrounds Sue and this is no different. A very effective card.

Jan from NSW (Australia)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card certainly has the wow factor - what an amazing display and the flowers are just stunning too! Looking forward to seeing you and all your beautiful cards tomorrow. Sending best wishes to you for a great weekend.
YvonneMayxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
What a stunner,a vibrant card ,gorgeous,
Enjoy A/P looking forward to hearing all about it
Best wishes
Karen M

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all .. A WOW card this morning. Love the burst of colours from the Pixie powders and the Chrysanthemum flowers are stunning. Hope all is going this weekend to AP and the creative expression team have a wonderful time..
Wendy

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card. I love pixie powders.

Anne said...

What a fabulous card, Sue. Love the colours.

Anne (Northampton)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love your card it's like a bright ray of sunshine. more dies I need.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow! I love the background, it makes me think of a firework display.
Looking forward to seeing you at Ally Pally tomorrow. Can't wait!
Véronique L

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue , i know you will have fun at the AP meeting all your lovely followers .

Can i just echo all of Pams words again ,i promise i will catch up on all your news eventually.
I am going to the Drs with Helen, as the week has gone on she is not doing so well the poor girl has had so much to put up with this last 15 months , and quite frankly i am worried about her as i feel i am out of my depth.
Have a fantastic time if you are off to the AP , and if you see Sue please give her a hug from me. xx

Take care and hugs to all who need one.
Elaine H X

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Fabulous bright happy card with that Pixied background and doesn't the Olivia work well with the shaggy Chrysanths!....

Donita - never heard that espression "that tears the rag off the bush" before but it did make me laugh...

Izzy

rosiejt said...

What a beautiful and inspiring card. I must get 'Olivia'.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card so different love it. love Jean Z xxx

Jan Jay said...

Wow, Sue this is a fabulous card, beautiful x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card today - such an explosion of colours, so vibrant. Love and hugs Alison xxx

Scottydog said...

This is a WOW card, no doubt about it. It is stunning & the black really makes those pixies explode onto the card. Love it Sue but unfortunately don't have any of the dies! My list is so long & with your new ones due next week don't think my list will ever be complete! Thank you for the inspiration Sue. Hope to see you over the weekend!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Not 100% sure on today's post, love the technique, but a bit too busy for me however, know many people would love this and I would certainly use elements from it as inspiration. Thanks for sharing

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
an amazing and stunning card and fantastic colours...
Rolf xxx

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue What a lovely card. Not actually my cup of tea, but love the bright explosive colours.
Have a great weekend all. Hilary

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, those pixie powders certainly make a statement, this is a lovely card. Thank you for sharing your amazing ideas.
Have a great time at AP, take care everyone, Jess xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, such an explosion of colour, love the use of the Pixie Powders, you always get something different every time. Great card.
Wendyx

STELLA MUNN said...

Such a lovely bright card Sue. Thank you xx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, a spectacular display of colour from the pixie powders and with the
black card reminds me of looking into the night sky at a fireworks display. Wonderful
Hope you have a good weekend at Ally Pally and all who are able to attend - enjoy.
Marion S x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, WOW what a lovely explosion of color. Such a great card. Will be thinking of you this weekend, have fun.

Love Rosemarie X X

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a glorious card today, the pixie powder background is just so lovely. Oh dear it's those chrysanthemums again, haha I think they will be out of stock everywhere at this rate! I'm trying to resist but they do keep calling to me. I hope you and the creative expressions team have a great time at Ally Pally and have fun everyone that's going.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam what a palaver but at least you've still got your lovely view. Have a great weekend. I'm echoing your comments again today xxx
June cook Colin his favourite dinner and be extra attentive, I'm sure it will get you to AP!! 😊Xx
Elaine oh poor Helen life is catching up with her and she must be feeling dreadful she couldn't say a proper goodbye to her mum. You are so kind to her and I hope the doctor can help xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue the powders make a striking background through the die apertures. Have a great time at Ally Pally love from Jackie xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue on a bright sunny Friday morning, and your card really is just fabulous for this beautiful day, I love the colours chosen to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Gorgeous vibrant card today. It's lovely. I bought my first Pixie powder this week, not used it yet but looking forward to trying it out. Only went for one to see how I get on. I am Yorkshire after all! I like how the flowers all tie in on this card.

So looking forward to tomorrow and seeing Sue and her gorgeous cards in the flesh, and the other membe s of the team. Be good to say hello to othe Wilsonettes too. Sorry you can't get there Pam, I bet a lot would love to meet you. X

At least I have posted reasonably early today, I sometimes wonder if it's only Pam that sees some of my late night/ early morning posts!

Love Helen xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card, the Olivia die is on my wishlist!
Rosemary xx

Kate's Cards said...

What a lovely zingy card!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Very colourful and vibrant with the pixie powders in the background.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, as soon as I opened the blog I said 'fireworks!'. This card immediately made me think of my favourite firework, the type that keeps exploding from the inside in a great ball of ever changing colours. Because it reminds me of a night sky I think I would use a very dark navy rather than black but it is stunning just as it is. I hope you enjoy your time at Ally Pally and don't get suffocated in the press of Wilsonettes around your stand.

'P' - special hugs for you today. I know you will miss Cloud even though he has only been with you a short time but it is good that he has gone back to what he knows. Saffron sounds a beautiful elderly lady and I know you will do your best for her in the time that is left. Tears for Black Bob, it obviously was a shock and I hope you are coping ok.

Laine - over 200 pairs? Is your other name Imelda Marcos?

To all going to Ally Pally over the week-end I hope you have a lovely time and a good spend-up on Sue's dies and other CE products.

Frances

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely colourful card, love it. Unfortuntely can't make Ally Pally this time but I'm sure you will all have a great time. SueL x

SueJ said...

Brilliant card.

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue what a beauty I love it the colours are stunning have s great time at alley pally I would love to be there just to meet you my lovely friend. Love always June horrocks xxxxxxxxxxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What beautiful card with such gorgeous colours!
Hugs x
Heather T

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Georgeous colours to this one. It's so pretty too zx

foxyg said...

Stunning card. Got to buy that chrysanthemum die.

Sue MacFall said...

What a lovely, bright, cheery card - great !!

stitchingranny said...

A very pretty and colourful card that would be ideal for a teenager.

Hugs
Helen

Owlish said...

Yeah this a nice card l can in visage a person that would like this card

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very bold and colourful today.
Doreen R

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely. The chrysanthemum die is definitely on my wish list

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's fibrant and very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love the colours on today's beautiful card :-) Very striking. Sorry I didn't get in yesterday, that was a lovely card too. Hugs to all xxx

hettygarlick said...

Very beautiful and effective. I'm just getting into Pixie Powders. They're great fun!

Jaye said...

Hello, Sue. A gorgeous explosion of colour on this; it looks like it's an ever changing burst of glorious colour: I just love this card and I so have to have that chrysanthemum die, I do love the way you have made it look here.I'm only just getting my pixie powder technique to work- need to try harder- I really NEED to make backgrounds like this. Thanks, as ever, for showing what can be done ( in my case, after a fashion, LOL) .

barbara macaskill said...

I ❤️ how the Pixie powders look on a card! Colorful, vibrant and stunning! Do you think you will do any cards using the Cosmic Kiss on a card any time soon? Would love to get inspiration from you with them! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with me today! See you tomorrow!

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Today's Card Is "Truly Tremendous, Rich, Opulent, The Colour Combination Is
Exceptionally Striking, As Your Aware I Love "Black" On Card Also Those "Luxurious
Pixie Powders"
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Coconut White/Black Foundation Card"
"Mounting Foam"
"Black Crystals" (For The Centre Of Your Flowers)
"White Satin Ribbon For Bow"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Pixie Powders" (Sun Yellow, Candy Pink, Rich Red)
"Olivia Decorative Die Set"
"Pierced Flags Die Set"
"Chrysanthemum Die Set"
"Spring Foliage Die Set"
"Sentiment "You Are So Special" (Right Back To You Sue!)
Today's Card:-
For Me This Card Is A Huge "WOW" I Love Just Everything About It, I'm Thrilled You Decided To
Share This Tremendous Card With Us.
Sue, You Started By Creating A Luxurious Background Using The Impressive "Pixie Powders"
On A Piece Of "Coconut White Card" Cut To Size You Required, Once You Had Tapped The Powders On Your
Card, You Then Spritzed With A Little Water To Activate "The Remarkable Pixie Powders"
Sue, You Allowed Your Background To Dry Naturally Then You Took A Piece Of "Black Card" Once Again Cut
To The Size You Required, Taking "The Olivia Decorative Die" You Cut Into Your "Black Card" Several Times,
Sue, You Then Attached This To Your "Pixie Powdered Background" Then Attaching This To Your
"Coconut White Card" Which Has Your "Famous Signature Piercing Around The Edges"
By Using "Mounting Foam" For Dimension
You Then Stamped Your Sentiment "You Are So Special" You Cut This Out Using "The Pierced Flags Die Set"
Then Using The Excess From Your "Pixie Powdered Background" You Cut Out Your "Stupendous Chrysanthemum
Flowers" You Created "Two Luxurious Flowers" Placing "Black Crystals" Within The Centre, You Made A
"White Satin Bow" Placing Your Tremendous Flowers On Top Also One To The Side, To Accent Your Flowers
Sue, You Used "The Spring Foliage Die Set" Cut Out Of "Black Card"
Placing Onto A "Coconut White/Black Card Matting/Layering Great Size Card 8 x 8
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today's Outstanding Card Also Your Tremendous Blog You Inspire Me Daily
I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.
Have A Tremendous Time At "Ally Pally" I'm Sure You'll Be Exceptionally Busy As Always
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Plus Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card love the colours used and the pixie powders.the flower dies are
fabulous. Thanks Helen xxx

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful :)

nzillingworth said...

WOW
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. I love this Card. The pixie powder background is lovely and great colours. The front piece. I Olivia die cut has a Chrysanthemum look to it and the flowers are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Vie Carter said...

Such a lovely bright card

Love it

Vie
x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Wonderful color and shine from the pixie powders. I am sure this card is more spectacular in person than in the photo. Love those pixie powders. One can get lots of mileage out of the Spring Foliage die. I am still so pleased to have been the winner of this die from you during its release. The size of this set of leaves is "just right"! Wishing you a great time at Ally Pally.

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx love the pixie powder background xx hope you have a great time at ally pally xx love Kim D

karenlotty said...

What a pretty card. I have some of the old Spellbinder Medallion dies that may work with this technique too. I hope I am able to get close enough to you to say "Hello" tomorrow.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A Lovely colourful card
Margaret xx

ursula said...

A simple but stunning card, I just love that pixie background, plus those beautiful flowers...many thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

liz spooner said...

This is very pretty Sue, bright, bold colours lovely.xx

Pawprintx4 said...

I LOVE this card! I have not paid much attention to the Olivia die but it's a jewel as this card attests. The Pixie powder is always smashing and I love the colored flowers. This card is perfection in every way.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Tressa said...

What a lovely background this die makes especially when used with pixie powders.

Teresa

Narrowboat girl said...

A very vibrant looking card Sue. The background reminds me a little of a stained glass window

sued99 said...

Really gorgeous card. I so love those flowers.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Striking card sue x its spectacular x have fun at ally pally and hope to say hello through the crowds x
Theresa w xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is beautiful and very colourful and i love it.

I hope you all have fun at ally pally, I was due to go for a birthday treat
but because of illness and a failed attempt
at fixing my back i am now housebound :-(
I am gutted at missing seeing you all and do hope it is a fun weekend for you all.

Theresa Pace said...

it is lush and opulent. at first glance, i really thought it was gilding flakes. love it, hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Very beautiful card! Olivia die reminds me of a dahlia. Dahlias are brightly colored, displaying most hues like the flowers on this card. The pixie powders background highlights the beauty of this die.

Elaine – So much to deal with for so long for all of you. Thoughtful prayers sent your way that all of you will soon feel better again.

A fifth victim of last month’s London terror attack has died today. Andrea C. from Romania was in London on holiday with her boyfriend, Andrei B. who had been planning to propose to her when Masood struck. May she rest in peace!

Have a great weekend at Ally Pally Sue! To all going to AP over the week-end have a save trip and a lovely time.

Have a great weekend everyone,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, but still the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colours you have used.
So looking forward to seeing you at AP tomorrow.
Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Fab use of pixie powders, really lovely.
Huggles Denise, sorry you will miss Ap. Get better soon.
I am still full of cold which is badly affecting my ribs. So painful.
Sending love n hugs to you all xxx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Pixie powders really do create the most stunning, eye catching backgrounds, mix them with your dies and literally magic occurs. This mix of colours are particularly vibrant and rich against the black card, reminiscent of a burst of fireworks in the night sky. The Olivia die is shown to its best advantage as a result and the Crysanthamums are absolutely beautiful cut from the pixie powdered card. A fantastic CAS card that has the wow factor in spades.
Well, one more sleep to Ally Pally and yes Pam, I am gutted not to be attending:-( I am so happy for the legions of Wilsonettes able to attend and see Sue in person though, i do hope that you all have the most fabulous of times perusing the stands and watching the masters at work in the flesh....not to mention splashing out on goodies galore! I'm sure that you are all prepped and ready to go now Sue but I'd just like to wish you a fantastic weekend amongst your adoring fans....I'm sure that you must be totally gutted that your favourites ie me and Yvonne, wont be able to make this show but we will make it up to you in September and bring a mega supply of white choc fudge and meringues:-)
Feeling so, so tired today, Darcey was up to her old tricks again last night and insisted on crying, and crying, and crying some more trying to get my attention:-( It went on for what seemed like hours, two to be more precise, I tried berating her sternly but my gruff voice isn't very convincing, then I played dead hoping that she would get fed up and go away, and she did....eventually! The bags and shadows under my eyes were pretty impressive this morning, could have done with Rachel and her wonderful Caci facial to boost me up again, instead I had make do with a warm bath and a choux bun for breakfast....indulgent I know, but I am just so worth it:-)
Saba, hope you enjoy your party....I bet there will be a lot of "Prost" proclaimed during it:-)
P, I do hope that you are well and that Saffron is still holding her own. Thinking of you bothxxx
June, I don't think i could stand the suspense, your hubby is such a massive tease:-) Hopefully he will take you tomorrow, and if so teach him a lesson by maxing out that credit card!
Elaine, Helen is so fortunate to have your support, i hope the visit to her GP helped and that she feels better soon. Hugs to you both and Andrewxxx
Frances, are you implying that my shoe collection is as excessive as Mrs Marcos? My dream is to have a pair of Louboutins however Sue keeps bankrupting me by releasing new collections so there's not much chance of that happening anytime soon! Hope Pippin and the girls are wellxxx
Carmen, from one shopaholic to another i can totally appreciate the thrill of receiving a parcel, especially when it contains craft goodies, however i am sure that if you try extra hard that you could be nice even when you don't have a juicy package to open....okay, maybe not, but I can live in hope because I am one of life's optimists. When my Uncle moved to Toronto in 1980 he had to learn French, is that still necessary nowadays? Are you missing your ally Yvonne this week, because you havent been as acerbic as usual? She will be disappointed you know and she is one scary beast when she's angered, I wouldn't like to be in your shoes because she had high expectations of her new lieutenant:-)
I echo Carmens sadness at the news about another victim dying today, my heart goes out to her boyfriend and family who will be devastated.
Hugs and well wishes to all my besties and to those in need of a cuddle.

Crafty hugs

Laine1972xxx

Theresa said...

Good evening Sue and all Wilsonetts
Wow Sue you don't dissapoint do you
What a wonderful colourful card it defiantly brightens your day I must get my pixi powders out
P in wales I was so sorry to read of your loss yesterday RIP. Bob and big hugs to you sweetheart
I hope everyone going to AP has a absolutely amazing time
June don't spend to much I know Colin will take ya xx
Hugs to all that need one
Take care
Theresa G xx

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Just beautiful, love the colours you've used. xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful card!!....truly stunning!!!
I hope you have a fantastic time at Ally Pally...wish I could go!! 😟
Love
Sam
xxxx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Love,love this card, so much colours in the background, love it !
See you tomorrow hopefully at some point. have a good weekend.

Elaine- sending you all some hugs, hope Helen take care.x
Dawn- sorry you are poorly so you miss tomorrow, wish you better.
Now try save the money til the Autumn show and you can buy even more'stuff'x
Helen, June, Littlelamb and to many more going to Ally Pally ,hope seeing
you tomorrow. Only 1 more sleep, (me, I'm to excited)
Sending hugs to you all who need one, want one and just because,
special ones to my friends.
Maria x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely bright card. I really love this die and I suspect it may find it's way into my shopping basket tomorrow. I am really looking forward to Ally Pally tomorrow and hope to see you there.

Lisbeth

Eunice said...

This card is so wonderful, love the pixie powders!!!!

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

My first thought when I saw your card today was this reminds me of the beautiful Fall leaves at their peak. And what flowers do you see at that time of year - Chrysanthemum in all their brilliant colors. What a perfect match. Those pixie powders just give you an explosion of color I find myself wondering why I have not tried them. A magnificent card.

Hope that you and the rest of the CE team have a wonderful weekend at Ally Pally. For the rest of you, have a lovely weekend.

Beverly

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. An explosion of colour xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card! I love the Olivia Die and the Pixie Powders used in the way you have are quite spectacular.
I'm being very brief as not good to be on the iPad today! Been a funny old day!
Just wanted to wish you well for tomorrow at Ally Pally and likewise to all the CE Team!
To all the ladies I know who are going - have a great day and a great get together!
Love to all, Myra xx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the vibrant colours. Wonder what you will be demonstrating for us tomorrow. Maria hope to see you tomorrow. Look forward to seeing everyone.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I love the fiery colours with the black, and the die is soooo pretty. Big hugs x

To Sue and all those going to AP, have a brilliant time, I shall watch what I can & I'll make it there one day (yeah I know I've said this since 2014 lol).

To those who can't make the distance or whose plans have changed unexpectedly. I say treat yourself, you deserve it. A crafty order will be with you by midweek!

Elaine, I feel for Helen so much & have been thinking about her & her mum. I've learned the benefit of talking to people when it all seems impossible & you've done the right thing taking her to someone who can help. I can't begin to imagine how the poor girl feels & she'll have my continued thoughts, as do you all. Big hugs x

P, biggest hugs xxx RIP Bob xxx Billy sends you big hairy paw hugs xxx

Maria, I hope you feel better and hope all is well, big hugs xxx

Lorraine F, hope you're feeling better too, big hugs xxx

Mr came 2nd place again. Wish they gave out silver medals cos at this rate he wouldn't need to work! He was beaten by someone moving school so he said "look on the bright side, that school will need a caretaker so at least I can apply for that!". Means going back to London in 2 & half weeks won't be a problem. Psych was rather taken aback with my "not my fault" revelation last Tues, that I'd got there so quick (quick? took me 30+ yrs to realise it's my DNA to blame & not me!) I got homework! Activity diary & "mindfulness" excercises. I did tell him that to relax my brain needed to do 3 things at once but I will try it. He's also chasing up when my treatment might be. In meantime am testing new resolve when I tell GP that the meds that got increased got self decreased when several things got worse, not better, not aided by me not being listened to when reporting such symptoms in the months before. I know they'll be times when my thinking won't be so clear but Psych explained why thoughts & feelings get so tangled & how to try get back to clearer thinking. Think what Psych actually did was create a monster! No CCG, consultant or GP is safe from me now!

Did have lovely walk out in the sun on Thursday afternoon with Billy & Mr. We dug out old back brace from years ago when I was flying about on crutches- looks a bit like medieval armour but did the job, Sore today but so much less so than last time I went out in power chair. Now looking for something that suits sitting down more but gives same level of protection so I can help get Billy fitter & begin to get some independence back.

Thank you for all the lovely comments & wishes for Mr, Billy & I last week, sorry it's took over a week to reply. I genuinely believe that those wishes have helped me find my resolve!

Big hugs to all but especially CraftySuetoo, Elaine, P, Izzy, Diane, Fluffycat Frances, Pam, Saba, Lynne L, Pat L- hows Sarah getting on? Give her a big hug from me if you're seeing her during the school hols, June, Myra, Maria, Lynda (with special woofs & wags from Billy), Laine, Princess Yvonne Pixie I, Alison, Nanna Tina, Theresa W, Marg, Lorraine F, Norah & apologies if I forgot any names, I'd also like to send a big hello hug to Carmen too as I've not been about to say welcome to our first Canadian Wilsonette.

This has taken nearly two hours so I'm ready to sleep. Will comment on Tinas blog tomorrow & will try be back sooner then I won't need to write essays!

Happy crafting & hugs to everyone. Have a happy, safe and crafty weekend,

T x

Sandy H said...

This makes me think of a spectacular firework display. The colours from the pixie powders are gorgeous.
Take care everyone.

Laura O' Connor said...

Love the colours. Laura O

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue I have all the materials for this card so will have to try it
Great design
Denise X

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning, stunning. the colours are gorgeous and the Chrysanthemums are great, love them.
Cheers,
Di B. x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow fabulous colours

Craftychris said...

Ooh stunning! The most gorgeous colours - love this so much! xxx