Friday, 16 February 2018


Hi guys!  Today's card is a real quick one!  I made a pixied background using Midnight Blue and White Pearl.  I made a multi layered frame out of the Double Pierced Noble Oval die set.  I cut both the Dragonfly and the Butterfly from the Industrial Chic set out of coconut white card and attached them to the edge of the frame.  From the Inspirational Words die set, I cut the word "dream" several times and stacked them up then glued them into the centre of the frame.  The card was completed with white on white mat and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  

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Unknown said...

Good Morning Sue

A totally different 'Dream" today but just as lovely. Love the background such beautiful colours.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jan.moogie said...

My kind of card Sue love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Karen Drew said...

Great card.
Karen xx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous background,such great colours and a pretty punky card.
Muriel x

Clai01 said...

2 dream cards in a row and both lovely. x

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue, Love the background also the dragonfly and butterfly.

Unknown said...

Wonderful card! Love the colours of the background, the butterfly and dragonfly. Debra x

hollyberry said...

Love this card,giving a different take on the steam punk theme.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
You really can't beat a pixie powder background and this one is stunning! Love the beautiful vibrant colours, it may have been quick to make but is very striking.x

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. A dream, this explains the Pixie background, it's just beautiful and as I have those two colours it's time to see how mine differs as it's bound to be totally different and that's the beauty of Pixies, I may even lay two sheets of card together and make a double dream ☺ it really shows the beauty of the dies too so yes, its a winner.
Sending a day of love and happiness to you xxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning card this morning. The white die cuts on the pixie powder background works so well together. I think I need to add the midnight blue to my collection.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all...... Wendy

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Two Dream cards in a row but so different.Love the blue pixie powder background today
Jan x

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Fab background. Must try!

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a beautiful creation today, yes I like this one very much, the pixie powders in the background are such a stunning array of colours and love the glittered DREAM.

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

Marion Scott said...

A totally different dream card today Sue and this one I love. Love the pixie background and the butterfly and dragonfly in white, it is just beautiful.
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely car, the background is gorgeous. Love Pixie Powders.

Barbara V

Lyn Cleasby said...

Lovely, Sue. Pretty background.

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. A gorgeous Pixie background and card. Love it xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card and lovely to see the difference between yesterday's and today's " dream".
Laine, pleased your MRI is over and done with. Sue xxx

Chris Curry said...

A different and interesting card Sue. I love pixie powders and really need to get the dragonfly and butterfly dies, they are gorgeous. Thank you, have a good weekend. Xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, love the background.


Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Another beautiful card with pixie powders background cant beat them as they are so versatile and useful

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card and you could never th I k it was quick and simple, it's beautiful xx

dj from kettering said...

Love the colours you have used for the background,
I really like today's card,

Doreen x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Another beauty today!! Amazing how yesterday’s card and today’s use some of the same dies, yet are so different!! Both gorgeous though!!

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, great pixied background whixh shows off the dies brilliantly.
B xx said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card, pretty colour.
Take care Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
A very pretty card today I love the pixie background
Catherine V94 xx

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card, loving the stitched frame and the dragonfly and butterfly are simply divine!

Krafty Runner x

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
Love both these Dies and the Pixie powder is preatty!
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
It may have been a quick card, but it's gorgeous.

sandy said...

I love everything about this card its stunning:0)

Sandy (tort)

DeCor said...

Love the colours on this. Goes so well with the Dream die.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a really stunning card especially with the beautiful pixie colours. Just can't go wrong with any of your stitched frame dies as they are so elegant. Sending best wishes

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card this morning Sue. The pixie power background is stunning ... I love the industrial chic dies as well. I love the difference between yesterday's card ..... using the same die. Keep warm everyone in this bitter cold and frosty morning. Best Wishes to all. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Crafty Cruiser said...

A lovely dreamy card
Doreen R

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. As always, love the pixied background.


Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card, the butterfly and dragon fly look good against the pixi background.
Love Diane G xxx

June Horrocks said...

This card is so beautiful the blue mixsture of pixies is stunning shows off the dies too
Thank you sue love always
June Horrocks xxxxxxx

evis said...

Hi Sue,
I love the card. The pixie background is stunning with the white
of the card.
Evis M.

Netty The Runner said...

May be a ‘quickie’ Sue, but it’s pretty. Your Double Stitched dies are fabulous, don’t know what we did without them.
Annette x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Great to see two DREAM cards posted back-to-back like this, love this more girly sample just as much as yesterday's - the only downside for me is that I ordered some Pixies last night but passed up on the Midnight Blue as I didn't think I needed that one yet - how wrong was I! - the background on this card is just fabulous with the pigment splitting into different shades of blue...oh well, it will just have to go top of the list for next time...


Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I love that background the colour is wonderful
Your design is beautiful
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Take care folks
Theresa G

Anne said...

Lovely card, Sue. Pixie always produce a fabulous background.

Anne (Northampton)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's another stunner! The pixied background is fabulous and the white contrast sets it all off beautifully.
Hugs, Rose

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, adore the background

Sue MacFall said...

A lovely card suitable for so many occasions. Thank you, Sue.

Lesley Cole said...

I have only just joined this blog, but I can see I am going to really love it - beautiful cards and great inspirational ideas
Thank you

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful again and just love the dragonfly die which I have used a bit on a mixed media project, along with the Art and Create word dies...As commented yesterday a wonderful collection of dies....

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful card, the white oval frame really makes the pixie powders background stand out. A truly work of art . Yvonne xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
This is more my sort of dream!
Lovely card,
Thank you Laine, Pat L , Theresa G and Muriel Kelly! You are kind. It’s nice to be missed and know we care about each other.
Love to all,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen) xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and the dies. love Jean Z xxxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card.
Rosemary xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous background and card Sue
Gr Karin

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

a beautiful card and a stunning background. I need to have these pixie powers...

Rolf xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely! Xxx

Unknown said...

Can't say I ever DREAM of mechanical insects or rusting gear swirls, but a guy might, although maybe not as beautifully as you. The industrial corner is also a dream to work with, although my rust isn't quite up to snuff.

Happy Friday, fellow crafters.

Best, Donita

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Beautiful card I just love the pixie background &the lovely butterfly & dragonfly I'm waiting for this die to come back into stock in my local craft shop let's hope it will be soon!
Laine glad your MRI went to plan yesterday
Myra nice to see you back hope you are feeling much better now
Sending good wishes to all

sued99 said...

It maybe a simple design but is so effective. I really love it. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Love the background and only two pixie powders, simple but still a wonderful card for someone to receive.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love the colours in the background. Your industrial chic dragon flies are different.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a totally different take on steampunk and I really like it. I am amazed at how many different colours you have achieved in the background using just two pixies, it is gorgeous and I do like the butterfly and dragonfly dies.


Jeannie said...

Beautiful card Sue, very summery! Xx

Fikreta said...

gorgeous card!

Owlish said...

I love the colours and you're card very colourful

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the blue background.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Beautiful card with that gorgeous blue pixie powdered background and the two Industrial Chic dies.
It may be simple as you say but it is so effective!
Lesley S x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful colour achieved with the pixies. Looks great with the white contrast.

Love Helen xxx

Nana on the Hill said...

Love the way you have stacked 'Dream' & surrounded it with the Oval Noble die. It really looks beautiful set onto the Pixie background, & those industrial dies! Just gorgeous x

Pauline Austen said...

Afternoon Sue, just when I thought that I didn't need anymore butterflies in my collection, you proved me wrong! The dragonfly is great. It's always good to have a few simple card ideas to make when time is of the essence, although I wouldn't say that this is exactly simple. It's really different. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Simply beautiful, love the pixe powder background and I must get the white pearl one.
Lesley Cole - welcome to Sue's blog you will love the daily inspiration
Laine - glad your MRI is done and dusted fingers crossed for your results

Love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love the background you have created and the dies are gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Another dream of a card Sue x love the pixie background colours x the industrial dies are fantastic and I was lucky to receive the set for christmas but haven't had a chance to play yet so thankyou for the kick up the bottom !
Lesley hi and welcome x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

sandieann21 said...

Definitely my kind of card. Lovely.

lindyloo12 said...

A lovely card the colours look beautiful

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I much prefer todays card yesterday's was too busy for me I must be going through a CAS phase.
Hello and welcome Lesley.It's lovely to see Laine and Myra back.Have a good weekend everyone.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Simple for you, but so effective. Loving the pixie powder background.

Scottydog said...

Just up my street, loving it & also the beautiful colour of the pixies. One I must try. Interesting seeing the two Dreams side by side &must admit this is my favourite. Thank you Sue for the inspiration.

ursula said...

A lovely card Sue.....I too love the inspiration dies...look quite dramatic on a the pixie colour too...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card with a beautiful background. Love the dragonfly and butterfly from the Industrial Chic set, are different and beautiful.

Lesley Cole - Welcome to the blog.
Laine - Glad your MRI went well. Fingers crossed for your results. How is your mum? Yes, the winter here is long and cold, too long in my opinion, but who cares about my opinion, right?

Hugs from cold Toronto to you all and special hugs to all missing friends.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning
Today’s Card Is Just Magnificent I Just Love The Use Of “The Unique Oval Cutting Dies”
The Noble Collection Are Extremely Useful.
Today You’ve Used “The Magical Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders” Such Luxurious Colours Any Recipient
Receiving An Exceptional Card Like This Would Be Truly Overwhelmed...................
Sue, You Mentioned Today’s Card Was A Quick One! Well If This Stupendous Card Is What
You Achieved By Being Quick, I Can’t Think What You’d Achieve If You Took A Great Deal Of Time........
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut 🥥 White Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Midnight Blue/White Pearl Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders” (Phenomenal Products)
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇
“Sue Wilson’s Double Pierced Oval Die Set” (From The Noble Collection 9 Cutting Dies In Set A/ 9 Cutting Dies In Set B)
“Sue Wilson’s Dragonfly/Butterfly Die Set” (From The Industrial Chic Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s DREAM Inspirational Words” (From The Expression Collection 6 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Created The Most Impressive Magical Background By Using “The Midnight Blue/White Pearl Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders”
(Absolutely Rich/Opulent) You Then Made A “Multi Layered Frame” Created From “The Double Pierced Oval Die Set”
You Added “Mounting Foam” To The Frames You’d Created Then You Placed This Into The Centre Of Your
You Then Cut Out “The Extravagant Dragonfly/Butterfly” From “The Industrial Chic Collection” These Two Particular
Dies Are Just Sensational You Cut Them Out Of “Coconut 🥥 White Foundation Card”
Then You Attached Them To The Edges Of “The Multi Layered Frame” Glueing Down Just The Centre Of The
Bodies So The Wings Were Free.
Sue, Then From “The Inspirational Words Die Set” You Cut The Word “DREAM” Several Times Stacking Them Together
Then You Glued Into The Centre Of Your Frame, You Added A “Coconut 🥥 White/Coconut 🥥 White Mat/Layer”
Which Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing...........
The Finished Card Size Seven Inches x Eight Inches
Sue, This Card Shows Why Everyone Loves Your Remarkable Cutting Dies Also “The Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders”
That You Brought To Us Are Which Are So Scrumptious, I Love Them Because Not One Background Is The
Same, You Bring A Fantastic Selection Of Products From “Creative Expression” I’m Sure Once You’ve Been
To “Stiches” We May See Even More Remarkable Products..........................
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Card
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry I missed yesterday,shattered after being with grandchildren!!!!
Yesterday's & today's cards are great,different but in a good way.
Thanks Sue for the inspiration
Best wishes
Karen M (still in sunny WA)

Pawprintx4 said...

Of course any card with a fantastic Pixie Powder background is off to a good start. What a fun card today.
Yesterday was my card making group and tomorrow is a stamp show trip so need to catch up at home.
Love to all & have a great weekend!
Stephanie K

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card love it


Annx without an "e"

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue love this. Card my really love the Pixie powder background the. Colour's are gorgeous I need that blue?
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Unknown said...

Love these dies, I have them and use them all the time


CraftyJo said...

Lovely, quite.....dreamy :)

Narrowboat girl said...

Love this card Sue, simple but so very effective & the pixie background is shown off to its full advantage

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Such a simple card and yet so effective, letting the dies do all the work. Love it.


scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous card with these butterflies and the stunning pixied background !!

Littlelamb said...

A great card Sue. Love the butterfly and dragonfly. Bought them as soon as I saw them. Thank you for sharing this.

Laura O said...

Fantastic card sue. Love the colours used in this back ground. Great dies. Laura O Springfield

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card, the Pixie Powder background is gorgeous.
Love all of the dies you have used. It’s all FAB.
Hugs Brenda xxx

karenlotty said...

A definite my kinda card I haven’t used the white pearl on white card I will try that one out for sure

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Pixie powders are a fantastic product, the results never cease to amaze and please me, i really should get them out and have a play. What a very different card from yesterdays, even though you are using dies from the same collection the look and feel is transformed by that fantastic background. I love the butterfly and dragonfly dies, they are so quirky and provide gorgeous accents to the card. It is clear that my next purchase MUST be the Industrial Chic Collection, may even resort to criminal activities or selling my services to fund this overwhelming desire:-) Fabulous card Sue, many thanks for sharing it with us.
Had a very quiet day today on Doctors orders, spent it watching the Winter Olympics and marvelling at the bravery and talent on display...they had Christopher Dean on and showed his performance to Barmum with Jayne from 1983, it was a blast from the past and reminded me of how great they were. I used to love roller booting and skating when i was younger, don’t have the muscle power in my legs anymore though, age can be so cruel and rob you of some truly enjoyable pursuits....i guess i should stick to paper crafting as an armchair sport, its much safer:-)
We have an unwanted interloper who keeps frequenting our window ledges much to Darceys fury...i have never heard her make such loud, threatening noises before, she really doesn’t like this new cat called Sandy that has just moved into the sheltered housing unit next to our house. Brodie, who i thought would beat it to a pulp on sight, seemed unconcerned but Darcey just wants to protect the family and her home and keeps chasing it away, i hope it gets the message soon because cat fights can be scary and noisy if they’re a screamer like my Darcey:-)
Carmen, thanks for asking about my Mum, she’s doing fine after a tough few weeks with a chronic chest infection and high temperature...and no, she never stopped smoking even though she could barely breathe, i just give up:-( She says nicotine is as bad as heroine and just as difficult to give up, I’m just so glad i never started smoking, what a massive waste of crafting money i say!
Myra, hope that you’re feeling better today, give my love to Maureen and Sabaxxx
Stephanie, hope that you enjoy your trip to the stamp show and get plenty of inspiration and goodies.
Yvonne, isnt it about time you finished that card, I’m a patient woman but this delay is ridiculous, its worse than the local ambulance service....yes, you are THAT bad!
Pat, how is Sarah doing? When is she next due at the hospital? I do hope she is well and thriving:-)
Huge hugs to all my blog besties, though missing our absent friends greatly:-( Plenty of cuddles for anyone who cares to take one tooxxx

Love and crafty hugs


Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card, I like its simplicity and beautiful colour. Great layout. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

jenny Briggs said...

A very preety card

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card and I do love your pixie powder background.
Those colours will go on my shopping list for Ally, I'd like
it to come around but not too soon tho.

Elaine- if you looking in I hope you are ok and Andrew is doing
well. Do miss you.
pam, Rosemary,Yvonne, hope you alright. Sending hugs to you and to
anyone else not 100%. Nice to see some old friends back and also
some new ones, Hi Lesley.
Take care all, Maria x

Latenight SandyH said...

Gorgeous card. I don't have the Dream die or the Pierced Oval Dies but I have the pixies and the Butterfly and Dragonfly dies so I think I must play with them tomorrow.
Welcome to the blog Lesley.
Take care everyone.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love it xx hazel

Sheila Hodges said...

Thank you Sue for the cards made from the Steam Punk range. Will be trying both this one and the one shown yesterday

Marie P from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and welcome to Lesley.
What a pretty car today Sue. I keep promising myself to have a go with the pixie powders and think maybe I've procrastinated for long enough.
Have a good weekend everyone.
Marie P.

Eunice said...

I really love your card today Sue, the pixie powder colors are amazing!! Also love love the butterfly and the dragonfly.