Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hello crafters! A bright, eye catching, not so traditional blue for today's Christmas card giveaway.  I started by creating a Pixie Powder background using Aqua Lagoon and Midnight Blue with a touch of White Pearl.  I allowed it to dry well then cut the Lace Snowflake Frame out of the centre of it. I glued a piece of clear acetate to the back of the aperture, then cut the Lace Snowflake die again in black. I glued the black one back into the aperture opening.  I added mounting foam to the back of the background to raise it and added it over a piece of white card.  I cut four of the Snowflake Edger in white leaving a thin border, then glued them to the edges of the background and mitred the corners.  I stamped my sentiment in black, then cut the centre of the original pixie powdered snowflake frame to create a hexagon frame for the sentiment.  I added mounting foam to raise it then attached it over the sentiment and trimmed away the excess card.  I added it with foam to the centre of the card.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Leave a comment if you would like a chance to win this card in the drawing.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x







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135 comments:

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another super duper give away card today, I love the lace die, looks brilliant in the middle in black.

Pam, hope all is OK with you and everyone else.

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

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a stunning card Sue, a real eye catcher for sure. Thanks for sharing, have a great day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, very Soecial for the lucky winner.
Elaine, I wish Andrew all the best, such a worrying time for him and you.
Just a shortie as getting ready for hospital.
Hugs to all, especially poorly and missing friends.

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love the snowflakes!

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love the background especially. I didn't realize that you had another launch due but I've had some emails showing what's coming and the only word to describe them is "fabulous". It's a good job that I've a birthday coming up, or the bank manager would definitely not be happy!
Pan, hope all goes well at your pre-op. Elaine, hope the doctors get to the bottom of Andrew's rash and that he can resume his treatment soon. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

DeCor said...

Hello Sue ... Truly is very eye catching love the pixie background. The black centre really add as so much giving a real lift to it all. Love your subtle snow flake edges.

DeCor said...

Hello Sue ... Truly is very eye catching love the pixie background. The black centre really add as so much giving a real lift to it all. Love your subtle snow flake edges.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
A pretty card love the pixie powders and the snowflake .
Catherine V94 xx

Maria Illsley said...

Stunning card I love the way you have used the edger die and pixie powders are just great xx

hollyberry said...

Lovely card. Like the shades of blue in this one.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card. Love the background.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A gorgeous card for the giveaway. The background is beautiful and I love the snowflake. Had a quick look at your upcoming release and I can't wait to see what you do with the mixed media dies. I know i am early but i think they are going to be my favourites lol. Good lucky to everyone for the draw on Saturday.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card for the giveaway. Love the colours too.
Hope all goes well today Pam and you get your date soon.
Hope everyone has the best day possible.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a bright, dramatic but yet delicate Christmas card. The pixie powder background is so colorful it makes the black snowflake just pop. The powders add a delicacy to the card. It will be lovely card to win for some lucky individual.

Have a nice day.

Beverly

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
love the pixie powder background- such fabulous colors and such a standout with the black and white. Lucky lucky winner,
Thinking of you Pam, all the best,
hugs
Muriel x

Karen Drew said...

Stunning. Love the pixie powder background
Luv
Karen xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card Thank you.
Sue I have had a look at your new dies and stamps, Sue they are brilliant.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
What a way to show this beautiful die with a pixie powder background.Great giveaway card.
Jan x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. First of all after yesterday's post I eagerly wait for the dies you used, and all being well and they arrive today I have two days to get some cards done ready for Sunday so thank you for helping me to get a shivvy on and order them. Secondly, the verdict is out and I'm in love with my Pixie Powders, the sheets I pixied never turned out so good but with practice I now absolutely love them, I've only used them to cut your various flower dies and your Art Deco uppercase Alpha dies, but they still turn plain white card into something really really pretty, so when I can get to my little craft shop again I shall be adding to what I already have which isn't many at the moment. So today's sample and giveaway is just amazing, even prettier in the flesh so to speak, there is no doubt that it will really stand out amongst all other boring shop bought cards during the festive season. Looking forward to taking a sneaky peak at the next November dies I've been informed about and the launch to follow at some point. Storks and stitched animals waiting patiently on my table ready to be turned into something pretty later all being well ☺
I'll send my usual love and hugs, and hope you have a lovely day xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this card Sue, would be great to give it a new home.

Jan Sayer said...

Very pretty. Think blue looks good for Christmas cards.
Jan
Northampton

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
WOW! A stunning card in a beautiful, vibrant colour way, really eye catching. X

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, love this snowflake die and your pixie background is gorgeous.
Marion S x

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely, bright card for the festive season.
Annette x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I especially like the snowflake edges. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. The snowflake is gorgeous and I love the pixie powders and the nice bright colour.

Barbara V

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today, nice and bright and cheerful.

Pam, will be thinking of you today, hope all goes well.

Love Rosemarie X X

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, I love this card, a bright and funky design, the black snowflake works so well with the vibrant blue. Whoever wins it is going to be over the moon. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful Christmas card. Gorgeous background xx

Chris Curry said...

Gorgeous card Sue. The snowflake die is so pretty and the borders finish it off perfectly. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - just love the pixie powder colours and together with the black is really stunning. Another gorgeous card for a giveaway. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, stunning colours-love it.

Michele

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card. As much as I don't like black, I will make an exception today- I think it really pops against the Pixie Powder background which is stunning itself. Really lovely card.
Pam, will be thinking of you today, hope it goes well and that you get your op date soon x
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

SueJ said...

A really clever idea and so effective.
Great card, good luck everyone.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card.
Lydia
X

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card this morning, the pixie powder background is so lovely. Who would have thought a black snowflake would be so effective but it just works doesn't it. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam I hope all goes well at the hospital today and you get a date xxxxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I have this snowflake die and I really love it as it is so different although I don't yet have the snowflake border so I can't quite replicate this card. Perhaps I could do something similar.
I have been looking at the dies for your new launch and I am really excited as I love using all these cogs and gears for cards for men and I also have my eye on the leaves background. It looks as though it is going to be a really great collection, you are so clever.

Lisbeth

rosiejt said...

That is just so pretty, Sue. I have the Lace Snowflake die, but I wouldn't have thought to cut it in black - really effective.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. Jean Z xxx

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Very unusual, but incredibly striking!!

Krafty Runner x

Mavis L said...


Good morning Sue. Beautiful Zingy Blue card. Really striking
love to win Mavis L x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. A WOW card this morning . I love the stunning colour you have created with the Pixie powder. The snowflakes dies work so weak and that hint of black really makes the card work.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all..... Wendy

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, great pixie background, vibrant.
B xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. I love everything about it. The delicate snowflake border looks like beautiful lace. And I never thought I would love a black snowflake.
Well done Stephanie for conquering the pixie powder technique. I am still trying I have tried paper and card but I still can't get it to look like Sues or Julia's. I am getting there though it just trial and error
Pam wishing you all the best today for your hospital appointment. Keep your chin up and take care.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Loving your Christmas card beautiful black snowflake against the colours used .

Pam i hope all goes well for your assessment today and you get your op date soon .xxx

Littlelamb , Wow ! how excited and proud you must be well done to your Granddaughter . xx

Carmen you had a wonderful holiday , great that the doctor now is the proud owner of Canadian flip flops haha .

Thank you all for your lovely messages for Andrew , i am happy to tell you his rash is 30% better after just two days use of the cream , less irritating ,red and swollen, so hopefully it will continue to improve further before next Tuesday .

Huddles to all , my besties , missing and poorly friends .
Elaine H X

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

That Pixie Powder background it just mesmerising - couldn't tear myself away from the close-up pics and I'm pretty sure that if you trim off the prongs on the Lace Snowflake it could be used all-year-round too - so a truly inspiring card and perfect for a giveaway, thank you...

Pam - hope all goes well with the pre-op assessment...

Carmen - lovely to read all about your holiday - who would have thought that the gift of a pair of flip-flops could make someone so happy!...

Izzy

ursula said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the colours used...luv Ursula xx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,

what a fantastic Christmas card in unusual colours.
The Pixie Powder background is stunning.

Rolf xxx

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the colours in the background x

June Horrocks said...

A beautiful card sue I love the die and the colours thank you love june Horrocks xxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card! I would love to win it.
Thank you for sharing.
VΓ©ronique L

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, lovely colour. SueL x

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Enthralled Fans,

Two things about this card are intriguing. First is using the snowflake edger around the inside. I never would have thought of that! And the other is the multi levels of the black snowflake. The feathered parts of the flake are on the same level as the Pixie Powdered blue, but there is white showing through the little ladders that make the hexagon, and where the white shows through, the black seems lower than the blue.

Thanks for naming which Pixies you use.

Best wishes for you are coming from around the globe, Pam.

Congratulations, Littlelamb, for your granddaughter's skating gold, and how the reverse order surprised you.

And to Barbara Macaskill for also having a hot ticket for a granddaughter. Lots of granddaughters on this blog are hot tickets. Probably because they take after their grandmothers!

Carmen, I really enjoyed your stories from Cuba. So funny how the Germans soaked up the sun and the English stayed inside.

Maureen Killeen, you are so right about that black hole, and it's not limited to the craft room. I have actually suspected my cat of running off with the television remote.

This little crafter is pretty happy about the gears and cogs. But I still haven't recovered financially from the last launch. For this one, I'm going to be much, much more firm with myself.

(pause for dramatic effect)

hahahahahhahahahhahaha!

love,
Donita

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I love the colour of this card.
It really makes it stand out.
Regards,
Evis M.

Christine Patch said...

Morning Sue. A stunning card - love the colours and the impact of the black! x

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
Well this is card is definitely not going to missed very stand out from the crowd love that it so striking
JOY Xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning, love the pixies background and I have that snowflake just haven't used it yet. Love the new dies, very different!!

Pam hope all goes well and you get the date for your op soon
Carmen sounds like you had a great holiday but oh your poor husbands feet

Sending love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends
Pat

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the background

Anonymous said...

Love the card Sue blue seems to be in for Christmas this year. Snowflakes have gone on my list
ValCCumbria xx

Anne said...

Another great card, Sue. I'm loving a lot of the new launch dies - those cogs are going to be so useful for those pesky male cards!

Anne (Northampton)

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful giveaway - I've finally caved and bought some of the pixie powders - just waiting for them to arrive so I can play...

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow what a beautiful card for the giveaway. Yvonne xx

STELLA MUNN said...

Hi Sue - love this card. Bright blue & black are so great together. X

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Pretty little Christmas card really lovely colour.

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

stitchingranny said...

Very pretty, that snowflake edger makes a real difference.

Hugs Helen xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Really lovely (in a Welsh accent!)
Doreen R

Suemac said...

A very pretty Christmas card

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card, the pixie powders are amazing, I haven’t picked up the courage to use mine yet.
I love the snowflake die, another for my ever expanding wish list.
Take care, Jess xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really striking card that would stand out on anyone's mantelpiece. The Pixied background is lovely and the Snowflake Edger is doing just what it says on the tin!

Pam - hoping the assessment goes well and they are able to give you an early date.
Littlelamb - congratulations to your granddaughter, a gold after just six months! I used to go skating but never had the confidence to dance, just loved going fast.
Elaine - glad Andrew is improving with the new cream, fingers crossed for next week.
Carmen - so pleased you had a good holiday, you will certainly have good memories; I hope your husband didn't have to walk too far in bare feet though :-)
Donita - haha, you know you are worth it lol

Frances

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely Christmas card. The pixie powder background is very striking and the black snowflake.

Jackie Meechan said...

Love this card, saw you demonstrate this or something similar. Gorgeous.

Good luck to everyone today

Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Fikreta said...

super nice card!
love it!

Nana on the Hill said...

Those pixie powders make a beautiful background, and different every time, with you gorgeous dies can't fail to please the lucky Wednesday winner.

dmjones said...


All the best at the hospital, Pam, hope they can
give you a firm date.
Love this card, not too sure about the black, but
it could grow on me,


Doreen x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Stunning card today, great colours too.

Pam, hope your pre-assessment appointment goes well and you get your date soon.x

Love Helen xxx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

This is a gorgeous card. Are you able to say what type of cardstock you used for the Pixie Powders?

Thanks

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A show stopper of a card today. Love the snowflake edger on this card. I've seen a few cards made with it and decided to buy it. Love how you've cut the snowflake out of a different colour and re set it into the aperture.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Wow...a real eye-catcher!! I love this card....I have everything to replicate this apart from the pixie powders! I'll have to have a word with Santa!! 😊
Love
Sam
xxxx

barbara macaskill said...

It can snow as much as it wants to if it means I can look at this beautiful card! Love the pixie background! TFS! 🀞🀞🏻🀞🀞🏻🀞🀞🏻

barbara macaskill said...

Donita- that is so true! We have to teach these girls to be brave, fearless and able to take what the world hands them! πŸ™‚

CraftyJo said...

This is beautiful

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Well Sue, What A Truly Magical Magnificent Christmas Card, To Give Away As A Wednesday Gift Card
I Just Love The Extremely Vibrant Colour Combination That You’ve Created By Using
The Tremendous Pixie Powders, I Love The Impressive Way You’ve Created Your Centre Aperture.
Some Extremely Lucky πŸ€ Recipient Is Going To Be Exceptionally Happy πŸ˜ƒ
Products Used In Today’s Card:-
“Creative Expression Pixie Powders” (Aqua Lagoon/Midnight Pearl/A Touch Of White Pearl”
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Black Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Acetate”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Let It Snow Sentiment”
“Rangers Jet Black Archival Ink Pad”
Star’s In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Lace Snowflake Frame ❄️ Cutting Dies” (These Are From The 2017 Festive Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Snowflake Edger ❄️ Cutting Dies” (These Are From The 2017 Festive Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Created Your Truly Magnificent Background By Using The Luxurious Pixie Powders, You Let It Dry Well Then You
Cut Out The Lace Snowflake Frame From The Centre Of Your Background, Then You Glued A Piece Of Acetate To The Back
Of The Aperture Sue, You Then Cut Out The Lace Snowflake Frame In Black, You Glued The Black Lace Snowflake Frame
Back Into The Aperture, You Then Added Mounting Foam To The Back Of Your Background/Aperture For Dimension
Then Placed It Over A Piece Of White Card.
You Then Cut Out Four Snowflake Edgers (Exceptional Cutting Dies) In White Leaving A Thin Border Then You Glued
Them To The Edges Of Your Background Also You Mitred The Corners, You Stamped Your Sentiment In Black Ink
Then Cut Out The Centre Of The Pixie Powdered Lace Snowflake Frame, To Create A Hexagon Frame For The Sentiment
You Then Added Mounting Foam Then Attached It Over Your Sentiment, Trimming Away Any Excess Card
Sue, You Finished your Card With Your Famous/Signature/Piercing Also White/Black Mat/Layer
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Extremely Exquisite Card For The Extremely Informative Breakdown On How
To Achieve Today’s Remarkable Masterpiece.
Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs πŸ€—
Love From Sam xxx
Sue, I’ve Had A Look At Your New Phenomenal 2017 Autumn Collection Of Cutting Dies/Stamps I’ve Even Pre-Ordered
A Selection They Are Stupendous I’m Sure There’s Is Something For Everyone.
To All Your Wonderful Blog Members, On Joanna Sheen Web Site She Is Showing Them Plus A Gallery Of
Exceptional Cards Sue, Has Made Using The New Beautiful Collection There Is Possibly 20 +

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I just love those dies. Everything is so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card. I haven't got any pixie powders (boo hoo) and try using other materials to produce what I can only describe as "a sludgey mess", for my backgrounds. Furthermore, on reading that more of your dies may be rearing their lovely heads next month, you have now put me in a dilemma. Pixie powders or dies? Might just have to wait a little longer before deciding. Hugs xx Pauline

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic background and beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card. The pixie powders really make this stand out. Irs so striking x

TDQ Karen said...

This looks beautifully modern, love that background xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, another great Christmas card for us today and using the Pixie Powders gives it so much depth.
Wendyx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning, eye popping offering today. It would certainly put most other cards on my mantlepiece, windowsill, back of door and hanging down the walls, to shame ha ha.
Pam, hope all has gone according to plan at the hospital today and that you get an early date for your operation.
Donita, you know resistance is futile so you may as well choose which dies you want now!!!
Oh no, not the cat hiding things!! I'm still smiling at that remark.
Littlelamb, what a star your granddaugter is. I know she only started the ice skating recently, and it's amazing how fearless and talented she is on the ice. I could barely stand up never mind skate, and I certainly wouldn't attempt to dance!!!
Carmen, great to read about Cuba and you left one happy Doctor behind. I hope his treatment for hubbies legs worked! The bank teller wasn't slow in coming forward either was he?
Elaine, glad to read that the rash is responding to treatment, long may it continue and fingers crossed that he's able to have his treatment next week
Laine and PP, hope you are well.
love to all
Maureen (Myra's fiend) xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Wow I really love this one! So bright and cheery without being red!! Red is ok , just not for snowflakes and often people say blue is cold!
Love the detail you have got into this card! I love your snowflakes!
I too have had a peek! Now I’m not sure a lot of them are my style but hey, I’ve said that before! I can imagine you may have had loads of requests for steam punk type Dies! I liked soooo many in the last two Launches - that’s my problem! Lol!
When Saba and I arrived here last Thursday there was a parcel on my kitchen table! While I made coffee, I said she could open it! She got quite excited but calmed down when the first thing she found was a pack of Grime Boss!! However, underneath were the Barbecue and all the tools - King of the Grill! They are lovely!
Pam - hope today has gone well!
Littlelamb - Brenda - well done to your multi-talented granddaughter!! Speak later! Yesterday was a mad day and I even forgot to post on Sue’s blog! x
Elaine - good news - let’s hope the improvement continues! Are you seeing straight now? Lol! I know it’s not funny but we tease one another here!

Laine and PP where are you!! Missing you! Hope you are both ok! xx
Love to all,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen !) Xxx. ( good job I checked as came up as Fried of Maureen!! Lol x

Vie Carter said...

lovely colour used, great card

Vie
x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue fabulous Christmas cad the pixie powders are gorgeous so is the snowflake die Sorry I haven't left messages for a few days I went to Bakewell in Derby for a long weekend with both our daughters and their families to celebrate my hubby's birthday we had a fabulous weekend visited Chatsworth & Heights of Abraham did lots of walking eating & drinking My 6 year old Grand daughter cried when it was time to go home!
Pam I Hope all went well with your hospital visit
Elaine so glad Andrews rash is beginning to improve
Sending caring thoughts to all especially our missing friends

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the dramatic colours, hugs Johanna

Pawprintx4 said...

Good Morning Sue and all,
This card is fantastic. I love Pixie Powders so any card using them gets an automatic "A". I wish I had the white pearl,my little store doesn't have it so will need to look online. I have been making a list of what I don't have, not always easy in the states.
Carmen, I enjoyed your Cuban vacation account. I have always wanted to go and thought we would in a couple of years but sadly, our government seems to be on the outs with Cuba again. If I ever go, I will pack extra flip flops.
Donita, cats can swipe remotes? Well, then my Chihuahua must have stolen the potato masher. Mystery solved and I blamed the hubby.
Good luck, Pam.
Everyone, do something crafty today (or tonight),
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card.

Diane King said...

Love the pixie powder background. Beautiful card x

val jones said...

Very pretty card Sue.
Love the vibrant colours.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Rose in chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card, colours are fabulous as is the die and how you've used it. Just gorgeous.
Hugs, Rose

Narrowboat girl said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I have just ordered some pixie powders, I just hope I get something as fab as this background

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another stunning Christmas card just keep them coming I try to make each card suit the recipient.I have short listed the dies to buy at the NEC in two weeks time and now you confuse me by bringing out a new collection I will never be rich☺.
Pam I hope it was good news at the hospital.Carmen your holiday sounds wonderful.Sam thank you for the telling us about Joanna Sheen.Elaine better news about Andrew.Donita I don't have any pets so not sure who to blame.Little lamb aren't grandchildren amazing.


brenda said...

Beautiful, the background is gorgeous and my favourite colours x

karenlotty said...

Another stunning card I don't have this snowflake die but I do have some from previous years....

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colours on this.
Beverley W

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card, such a pretty background.
Rosemary xx

Judy Hollers said...

Love the darker blue! Great card!

Judith Tucker said...

Love the colours in the background. Another stunning card.

Annie Stamps said...

Stunning card Sue. The snowflake edges look fabulous.

Annie P
xxx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card,really different,love it.
Best wishes
Karen M

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Love the background and the way the snowflake slots back into the card, gorgeous!!!!!

Sunnybec said...

Wow love it, a real stand out card. Thanks for the chance

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Wow Sue what a fantastic background you have created and the way you have used it to make your stunning card amazing
Pam hope all went well today
Elaine glad Andrew is at last getting some relief from his rash
How are you ? And your SIL
Hugs to all that need one
Sam thanks for the heads up about Joanna Sheens web site of to check it out now
Sue my bank account is being stretched to its limits. Lol
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card sue x love the pixie backgroundx would make a fab christmas card for hubby so may have to borrow your inspiration for this one if you don't mind x thankyou sue x
Theresa w xxx

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, beautiful vibrant colour, love it and the lovely dies.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania

Scottydog said...

A stunning background! This I feel makes the card, best setting for your lovely dies. Thank you Sue.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

A non-traditional Christmas card indeed, but so eye catching. Love it.
A new release for November? When did you have time to come up with new designs? Of course, I couldn’t resist and I have had a sneak peak at your new dies. Really beautiful and useful.

Pam – Hope everything went well today. Thinking of you.
Elaine – So glad to read that Andrew’s rash is improving.
Littlelamb – You have a star in your family, beside you, of course :) Congratulations to your gold granddaughter!
Donita – The English (and the Canadians, but not the immigrants like us) didn’t stay inside, they were spending their time around the swimming pool where all the activities were taking place: aqua fitness, dance lessons, diving lesson, rum tasting, cocktail making lesson, art craft and where the music was non-stop. On Friday only, we had music and some contests on the beach. The rest of the days was so quiet you could easily fall to sleep.
Maureen – Yes, the treatment worked and my hubby is ready to go back!
Frances, Crewe Tris, Pat L – Yes, we enjoyed our vacation or our “second honeymoon” :)
Izzy – That makes two of us. The truth is a doctor makes less money than a waitress or receptionist or a maid that works in a resort. Most of the tourists give tips everywhere at least 1 CUC = 1 USD, for any small service.
Stephanie K – This is our six visits to Cuba and each time we met people from US. They still get there in different ways: buying a visa $50 and traveling to Cuba as tourists choose either “Support For The Cuban People” or “People-To-People Exchanges” as the reason for visiting, or thru Canada or Mexico or any other Central or South American country. Cuba government decided many years ago not to stamp your passport anymore, you get the visa on a piece of paper “Visa - Tourist card”. We used to pay 25CUC for this paper, at the check-in on our way back, now it is included in vacation price. My understanding is that you, as an American citizen, still have to pay it. When we visited first time Cuba, we were told, that this Tourist cards were introduced to help “their American friends” to enjoy Cuba’s life style. This is half true, because they need tourists more than American people need Cuba’s rum, or cigars or coffee. As you can see you still have a chance to visit Cuba, if you are an adventurous person. If you want a stress-free vacation, as an American citizen, it is better to chose a different destination, in my opinion.

Hugs to all,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Please don't count this as I have already commented but I just realised Phill Martin is doing a one day special starting this evening showcasing your frames and tags

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
You've created a stunning background with your pixie powders and it sets off the contrasting black Snowflake beautifully. Clever idea to use acetate behind it as well. Thank you Sue, you are truly an inspiration to us all. Had a sneaky peek at your new range, my word they are very different, I'm looking forward to seeing your samples.

Pam, hope you got on alright today and you won't have to wait long for your op.
Ann (Topcards) I meant to say yesterday in reply to your post that you might not have been commenting long but you are a fully fledged Wilsonette and as such deserved your Birthday wishes.
Elaine brilliant news about Andrews rash, fingers crossed for next Tuesday. Hope your ears are less itchty!
Carmen loved reading about your holiday, had to giggle at the doctor getting the flip flops. Remind me not to wear decent shoes when I visit my GP!
Brenda, well done to Scarlet, you must be so proud of her.
Donita, that's the Germans for you, I should know, I'm married to one!
Sam! I must have missed Joanna showing the cards, thank you I'm going over there right now!!
Myra, I still haven't got over the excitement of opening your parcel despite the grime boss! Don't fry Maureen please.
Pawprintsx4 I'm chuckling away at your comment. Thank you for the best laugh I've had all day. Must tell you about my cat and the bar of soap one day.
Love and hugs for all, Lorraine and Yvonne we miss you both.
Saba xxx






TOB said...

Gorgeous card. Love your new dies coming out. Wow you definitely are a superb designer, such variety. Hugs xx craftgirl

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Sue

So love this stunning card!

June x

Theresa Pace said...

fab background. love this non traditional card, hugs xx

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. I have used this die at a workshop but don't, as yet, own it. Thank you for this card. Have seen your new dies and really love the steam punk ones. I haven't caught up with the Christmas and latest launch yet. Oh dear don't think I will ever catch up. Thank you to Elaine, Myra, Maureen. Saba, Carmen, Donita, Crewe Trish, Fluffycat, for your congratulations for my granddaughter. Yes I am very proud of her. She is doing Figure Skating which I think has a lot more jumps etc to do. Looks harder to me. Pam I hope your pre op assessment went well. Elaine hope all goes well for Andrew and your hearing and eyes are a lot better now. Take care all and hugs to all who need them.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Always love your snowflake cards

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, What a stunning card, I just love those Pixi Powers.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Eunice said...

Love this card Sue, those pixie powders are to die for!!!!!!!

Jean said...

What a gorgeous card!

Janice Brummett said...

Beautiful card. Love to play with the pixie powders, but mine sure don't look like yours! Just need to keep working with them. Sure would love to look at this in person.

Viki Banaszak said...

This card is so gorgeous! I love the color contrast.

Latenight SandyH said...

Super design. Love the pixie powder background.
Elaine H, good to hear that Andrew's rash is responding to the new cream.
Take care everyone.

Marie P. From Coppull. said...

Good morning all.
I really and truly shouldn't be reading all the comments when my removal to another house is so soon. How can I resist though when I feel that I'm with friends.
I love today'(sorry, yesterday's) card and thank you for sharing.
I think the date for my move is now less than 2 weeks away so I MUST NOT buy those pixie powders right now or they may not arrive in time.
Hope your hospital appointment went well Pam. I'm going for a brain MRI next week I hope they find one there that's not covered with crafty cards.
Positive thoughts to all that need them.
BFN
Marie P.

Anonymous said...

Linda Ryan
Hi Sue
Another beautiful card. Absolutely stunning such creativity . The colour scheme is so vibrant I love the way your Christmas cards are so different. This is a card you would never throw away but bring it out every year.

Laura O' Connor said...

Love the background sue stunning. Laura O

BenteS said...

Love the background for the card :))

Suzzette Yandle said...

I really like the color combination you used with the pixie powders. The Midnight Blue gives such a great contrast to the Aqua Lagoon.

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue

I love the colours you have used, they give a real frosty tone. The snowflake borders are very pretty too. Another lovely card for someone to win.

With Best Wishes

Elaine Ann