Monday, 5 February 2018


Hi crafters!  More pixie powders for today's card!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and sprinkles Straw Yellow, Burnt Orange and Lava Red Pixie Powders all over it then spritzed with water.  Once dry, I cut the Cascading Leaves die out of it several times to use all the leaves.  On another piece of card, I covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet and placed all the leaves down on it randomly.  I filled in the exposed adhesive with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz for a bit of bling!  Using the Double Stitched Rectangle die set, I made a multi layered frame cut out of coconut white card and black card and added it with mounting foam.  I cut the sentiment out of black card from the Mix & Match Friendship Sentiment set and glued it to the upper corner are inside the frame.  For a floral element, I used the Spiral Flower die set and made three flowers out of white card.  I added them into opposite corners and accented them with the Oak Leaf Swag cut in white.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Steph Cotterill said...

Happy Monday Sue. I think whoever thought up the idea of Pixie Powders deserves a medal, they are so pretty and you can do so many beautiful things with them as you've shown here, this morning's sample is lovely. For any new Pixie Powderers lol and your first trial isn't what you hoped it would be just cut some flowers or leaves like Sue has done and you'll then love it instead of condemning it to the paper recycle bin, believe me (and others) when we say "don't give up" lol.
Thanks for a lovely start to our week and hope your day is a lovely day too xxx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card today, love the colours of the leaves and it looks really good with the glittered background. Have a good day everyone. Bx

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cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is beautiful, I love the flowers, the colour of the leaves and the glitter background.
Hugs x
Heather T

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Pixie powders and glitter bitz, love it!
Hope our missing friends return soon. Sue xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! These leaves look just wonderful colored with the pixie powders!!! And the sparkling background makes the card so special!

Karen Drew said...

Love the colours you have used. Gorgeous card
Karen xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card, suitable for all occasions.
Take care and keep warm. Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
A lovely card to start the week.Thank you.
Jan x

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card Sue, the colours are wonderful.
Annette x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
I am sure that the photo does not do this card justice, lovely as it looks, imagining the pixie powder leaves on a gorgeous blingy background - the floral focus is lovely too.
Muriel x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Jan Sayer said...

I agree with Steph’s comment about pixie powders. They’re my ‘go to’ for a background. Love the card.
PS the card I won at the beginning of January arrived safely when my mail was delivered after my return from N Z. Thank you.

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,so very pretty.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. Stunning card this morning . The back ground you have created is beautiful with the pixie powders. I am a fan of the powders and so much you can create with them.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card and lovely colours x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

What a beautiful card, pixie powdered card cut into these leaves give a very pleasing result.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
When you use Pixie Powders AND bling you're on to a winner with me! Stunning card.x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a very pretty card today, love the spiral flowers too.

Snowing here in Kent this morning, was going crafting at a friends house, not sure now if we are going.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, June Smith xxx

Clai01 said...

More colours if possible please with pixie powders ? maybe a pastel selection ?
like the Phill Martin frosty range ? haaaaa ! x

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today.


Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card. Love the pixie powdered leaves and the sparkly background. The flowers are so pretty.

Barbara V

Marion Scott said...

Very pretty card Sue
Marion S x

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, really like how you created the leaves. As always I love your flowers. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

A very serene card today.
The leaves create a simple and fresh background ready for almost any adornment!

Krafty Runner x

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Not one of my favourite cards I'm afraid, the colourful background over shadows the beautiful flowers.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Val Verrall said...

Good morning Sue, Lovely card looks great using the pixie powers, have just bought my first set of them. So I will try them out as you have done. Thanks for the inspiration.


Doreenj said...

Lovely sparkly card this morning, the leaves
Look realistic using those colours,

Doreen x

BenteS said...

Pretty card.
Like how you use the leaves to make the background :))

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
I love the pixie Powders the flowers and the leaves are beautiful
Catherine 94 xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. What a lovely card this morning Sue. I just love this idea with the leaves p.powders and bling opens up a whole new way to use our dies as backgrounds as well as focal elements. Best Wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
The Pixie Powdered leaves are really pretty and add to that the 'bling' , well! What can I say?! Beautiful.
Love and hugs to everyone on this cold morning. Stay safe and warm. Alison xxxx

Anne said...

A great way of using pixie powders, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Jan.moogie said...

WOW what a beautiful card Sue love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, great pixied leaves.
B xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
your card is very pretty, those leaves are very versatile
Pat x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Beautiful card this morning.
I love the colourful Pixie Powdered leaves against your sparkly background. The Finishing Touch is my favourite Oak Leaf Swag!
Lesley S x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I can imagine this card would really catch the light when placed on a sunny windowsill - love the Pixie colours you've used, so vibrant - and Stephanie is right, there's no such thing as a wasted Pixie Powder background - if it doesn't turn out the way you'd hoped then just cut some outline die shapes with it, flowers, leaves, even sentiments would probably look great...


KarinsArtScrap said...

thsi is a very beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love your card it’s beautiful pixie powders are great still haven’t used them but Steph’s ideas make me think about getting some and having a go
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful card today with your pixie powders leaves & your beautiful flowers. Yvonne xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love pixie powders you can get some wonderful results with them.

Suemac said...

Not my style of card

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely card I love the pixie powder leaves & the sparkle
Hope you all have a good day

Mavis L said...

Morning Sue. What another beautiful card. l love
playing with Pixie powders but do not seem to get
the right balance. but keep practising. Mavis L x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Colours are beautiful, and love your flowers.
Hugs, Rose

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Gorgeous card Sue x love the colours of pixies you have used x love the flowers too x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this idea and a great card. love Jean Z xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Pixie powders are just magical, I did two sheets of your caught in crystal technique yesterday and Oh Donita it is so worth doing!! Love today's card
Thinking about all our missing friends and sending special hugs to them all and Andrew

Love and hugs to everyone

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the cascading die used this way. It shows the versatility of the set.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

jenny Briggs said...

Lovely card Sue

Jenny jenster

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. What could be better, flowers and leaves, my two favourites.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card today I so love the pixie powders there brilliant and so versatile for anything.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, lovely card to start the week with, but I absolutely love the spiral flower combination. Reminds me of thevgorgeous flowers which we see in gardens over here. A must buy for me. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.


Really like this Sue, thanks. Ideal for a male card with a few tweaks. X

P Austen said...

P.S. Thank you fluffycat for explaining CAS. Simple when you think about it!!--lol crafty hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
What a gorgeous card today. I love it.
Evis M.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Leaves always look good on card, and these pixied ones certainly do. The flowers are lovely too.

Love Helen xxx

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning sue and everyone.
A very pretty card sue, and the instructions for this card have given me ideas. Thank you for all your help.
Have a good day everyone.

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,

what a beautiful card.
The spiral flowers are my favourite flowers to craft with.

Rolf xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card this morning love pixy powders lovely background & spiral flowers so pretty
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Kate's Cards said...

A real beauty! Xxx

Theresa Pace said...

this is gorgeous, hugs xx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card I love how you’ve used die cuts to create a background

Kiraneries said...

HI Sue, a lovely card. Beautiful autumn leaves and a gorgeous flora spray.

Owlish said...

I love what you done with these leaves l got these
Leaves and that a great way of using them thank
You for the inspiration ohh sorry forgot as l got rather
Excited there for a wee whiley ur card is fantastic


Craftcornucopia said...

Such a pretty card, but not girly, so could be sent to anyone. All these pixie blends remind me of the psychodelic '67 clothing combinations we all wore... he he

Diane in Wales x

Lisbeth said...
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Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really pretty card. I never think of die cutting into pixie powdered card and only tend to use it as a background. Thanks for giving me some great new ideas.


ursula said...

Just ordered the cascading leaves die, so this is a brilliant idea to use it....a really lovely card with the pixie powder and sticky backing with glitter, so pretty....luv Ursula xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card today. Love the leafs cut from a piece made with pixie powders. Very effective. A lovely font on your new sentiments.

redfox said...

I love this card, but then I do have a weakness for leaves!! So this is right up my street. Thanks for sharing your talents Sue. Love Sarah

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card I do love leaves and the Autumnal colours.


Annx without an "e"

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
A very pretty card! I love leaves and Pixie Powders!
Sorry was missing yesterday. The family were here and I was tired!
Love Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xx

Barbara (C) said...

Another great way to use Pixie Powders! Great colours for an autumnal palette.

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely, great idea to adhere them randomly and then in-fill with glitter :)

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Cutting Dies
Today’s Card Is Beautiful Exceptional Using Tremendous Products
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card
“Creative Expression Coconut 🥥 White/Black Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders Burnt Orange/Lava Red/Straw Yellow”
“Creative Expression Sticky Adhesive Sheet”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed White 5mm Pearls”
Famous Cutting Dies By Sue Wilson Award Winning 🥇
“Sue Wilson’s Cascading Leaves 🍂 Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Double Stitched Rectangle Die Set” (From The Noble Collection 11 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Mix/Match Friendship Die Set” (From The Expression Collection 11 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Spiral Flower Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 9 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Oak Leaf Swag Die Set”. (From The Finishing Touches Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
You Started Today’s Card With A Piece Of “Coconut 🥥White Foundation Card” You Then Tapped
“The Straw Yellow/Burnt Orange/Lava Red Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders” Then You Spritzed With Water 💦 Then
Waited For “The Magic” To Happen, Leave To Dry (You’ve Mentioned Previously Its Best To Leave Overnight)
You Then Cut “The Cascading Leaves 🍂 Die” Out Of Your “Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powderd” Card You’d Created.
On Another Piece Of “Coconut 🥥White Foundation Card” You Added A “Sticky Adhesive Sheet” Then You Placed
All The Cut Out Leaves 🍂 Down On It Randomly, Then You Covered The Sheet With “Glitterbitz” Creating A Superb
Sue, You Then Made A Multi Layered Frame Cut Out Of “Coconut 🥥 White/Black Foundation Card” You Added
“Mounting Foam” To The Back Of Your Frame For Dimension,
You Placed Your Frame Over Your Background, You Then Cut Out The Sentiment From “Black Foundation Card”
The Sentiment Was From “The Mix/Match Friendship Die Set” (Grateful) Then You Glued It To The Upper Right
Corner Inside The Frame.
Next You Created Magnificent Flowers From “The Beautiful Spiral Flower Die Set” You Created Three Flowers Out Of
“Coconut 🥥 White Foundation Card” Sue, Then You Placed Two Of The Flowers To The Bottom Left Corner, One
In Top Right Corner, You Accented Them With “The Oak Leaf Swag” Out Of ”Coconut 🥥 White Foundation Card”
To Complete The Card You Added “Black/Coconut 🥥 White Foundation Card” Mat/Layer Which Included Your
The Finished Card Size “Eight Inches x Nine Inches”
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card Also For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
Thank You So Very Much Sue, For Your Hard Work I’m Aware “The Stitches” Trade Show Is Very Imminent I Know
All The Trade Visitors Will Be Bowled Over With Your New Collection Of Cutting Dies Also The Tremendous New Products
From Creative Expression........................
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
A Huge Thank You To “Crewe Trish” For Your Kind Comments About If You Need To Check Anything You Read My
Comments, I Go Through Sue’s Comments But I Add How Many Dies/Which Collection Sue, Doesn’t Mind Me Doing This..............

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, the scattered leaves look gorgeous and I love, love, love the Oak leaf swag.
Thank you for sharing, Brenda xxx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Thanks for sharing another great way to use my Cascading Leaves die.

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

Pawprintx4 said...

Leaves must be on my mind. I was just using the cascading leaves die with Pixies. Stephanie C is spot on...Pixies are never wasted just cut out a die. I have a rather homely sprayed sheet that turned into a gem once cut out and made a pretty card focal. They , of course are background stars too.
This card is so much prettier than my little card but what inspiration.
I just ordered a few new launch dies. Can not wait to get them.
Love to all,
Stephanie K

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card with the autumnal coloured pixied Cascading Leaves. Love the Spiral Flower and Oak Leaf Swag as well. The Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz certainly does add some bling and as Izzy said it is easy to imagine it sparkling in the sunshine.


Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, I think it would be great for our male friends, though perhaps not with the flowers.

Jan R said...

Beautiful card, Sue. You are so wonderfully creative!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Great looking card with lots of sparkle.

Jean said...

So pretty!

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. Like many others, I love Pixie powders and enjoy playing with them. The nice think about this design is that it is open to any combination of colours.


Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I don't have these leaf dies because they are so far down my list of Sue Wilson dies that they are never going to be mine,but I can admire this card in all its beauty.
Huggles to absent friends

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely autumn card - the leaves die is so pretty. Thank you, Sue.

Vie Carter said...

A very pretty leaf design card


Judy Hollers said...

Love the leaves and the overall design. Beautiful!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card, I do really like leaf dies and I like the colours you have used for these. I love the multi layer frame. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Wendy Downes said...

Hi Sue, love this card, the colours are beautiful.
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Best wishes x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is beautiful !! I adore the effect of the pixie powders you have used to die-cut the falling leaves. So very pretty.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Berina RGA said...

Such a lovely card! I love the pixie powder colors you have used.

Narrowboat girl said...

A gorgeous card Sue, I love the pixie leaves

val jones said...

Love this background Sue. Such a stunning card.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
I love today’s card those leaves are gorgeous and the sparkle is beautiful e
Don’t know how you come up with your amazing ideas Sue thank you
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

dorothy cattanach said...

Hi Sue, A lovely Lacey sparkly card today. Loveley background too
. Dorothy xxx

sued99 said...

I love the pixie powder leaves. The card is lovely. X

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
I am later than intended - don't know where today has gone x
Bright and cheery - pixie powders never fail to cheer me up - playing with them or seeing the results of someone else's play time. Gorgeous card Sue x
Francis and Lynne it's always a joy to be part of this wonderful blog. Laine is under the weather but no idea about other missing regulars. Love to them all x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW, WOW, WOW !!! Today's card is absolutely gorgeous !!! I love it !!! The cascading leaves is a fabulous die set and the pixie powders are beautiful. I love the glitter you have added to fill in the gaps, providing lots of lovely "bling" to your card. I really must get the stitched rectangle frames. ( One of those want / need / have to have die sets. ) I know they are a perfect fit for your stained glass dies to. I got the spiral flowers and the swirly oak leaves for Christmas and they are fabulous die sets !!! Thank you for sharing today's gorgeous card with us Sue. Lots of love to you from Tres X X X

Lots of love to everyone from Tres X X X

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Gorgeous card and Pixie Powder background. A good idea from Steph this morning xx

Eunice said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the cascading leaves die!!!

Craftyhugs said...

What a stunning card. Beautiful die cuts and love what you did with the leaves x

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Must have another play with my Pixie Powders. Thank you for sharing this Sue and for your inspiration.

Latenight SandyH said...

Gorgeous card. Love the background you've created with the Cascading Leaves and those fabulous pixie powders.
Take care everyone.

Debra K. said...

Beautiful card especially the leaves and flowers! Debra x

Marie from Longridge said...

A lovely card Sue and I will come back to it later as I haven't tried my Pixie Powders yet.
I think I may be afraid of making a sticky mess.
Thank you Sue for the inspiration you give.
Marie P.

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue

Just catching up little. A beautiful card with such lovely leaves really delicate colours, i love it.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Pretty card with an autumny look to it, nice for a fall birthday too!


stitchingranny said...

I have not had chance to use my new flowers so I have to wait till April when I will once again get to my craft room to play, but I do love seeing them on your pretty cards.
Hugs Helen xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I love the leaf dies and will have to give this a go.
Thanks for sharing,

Fikreta said...

Beautiful card

SHARICA said...

Anoth fab card xxx