Sunday, 25 February 2018


Good Sunday morning all!  I have just realised how close we are getting to Mother's Day (at least in the UK) so I thought I had better share some of those cards with you.  This one uses the Mom version of the Mom/Mum  die.  I started with a Pixie powder back ground using the Aqua Lagoon and Emerald Green.  I made a large enough piece that I was also able to cut the backing pieces for Mom out of the extra bit so it matched with my background.  I cut the Mom die in white and backed the letters with the solid part of the die cut out of the pixied card and glued them together.  I made a frame out of the Background rectangles, but cut it down in the corners to fit more to the shape of the word.  I made a couple of Passion Flowers to hide the cut and decorate the card.  The backing for the flowers was cut out of a sticky adhesive piece attached to white card so I was able to assemble them and add some Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz to the flowers.  I accented them both with white leaves.  White on white mats were used to complete the card.  The finished sizes are 6 1/4" x  10 1/4" in size.

The winners of this week's Comment Game are:

Jenny Briggs!!!
Sheila Hodges!!!

Congratulations all!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x

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92 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you for all the brilliant shows yesterday.
Todays card is so pretty too, Thank you.
Congratulations to all the winners, have fun with your prizes.
Take care and keep warm Kitty.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
The colours in the pixie powder background are lovely and I have them both, will try that combination. It is such a pretty card, I had to have the passion flowers from the latest release and they make up so well.
Congratulations to the competition winners, enjoy your prizes.
Pauline, I don’t know if this will help but I log on to and go to the replay section where you can pick up Sues shows for a while after they have been on. It used to pixilate and buffer a lot but now with faster broadband it is very good, I will be catching up when visitor leaves tomorrow.
Enjoy your Sunday, it was a lovely relaxing one here
Muriel x

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful card Sue and love those pixie powders Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful card using some of my favorite colours.
Congratulations to the winners enjoy your goodies.
Jan x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Don't I just know how close we are to mother's day that's why I've only watched half of a live demo over the past two days, making these cards for market today, I was hoping to have had this die to work with, but it wasn't to be, the only consolation is that I've others to make a few 'decent' cards with thanks to your adorable designs. I fell in love with this pretty die at launch and I'm still very much in love with it plus this delicate beautiful sample. Must go as things to do but I will congratulate our three lucky comment winners and send hugs to you Sue for an enjoyable day and I'll catch up with the shows on my rest day tomorrow xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful creation today, sadly my Mum is no longer with us but I really enjoy seeing all the samples that people make.

Congratulations to Jenny Briggs, Eunice and Sheila Hodges

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

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card today and I so love the pixie powders they do amazing things, Great shows I have recorded them as well as you give such great tips and beautiful ideas too, thank you for your lovely inspiration to us all we do so appreciate it Sue.Like so many others my Mum has passed away but I always help my little granddaughter make a card for her mummy.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all and wrap up warm
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I love the glorious colours of the Pixie powder background and how well they contrast with the lacy lettering and flowers, a stunning card.
Congratulations to the comment winners. X

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Just love the colours of the pixie powders with the white. Debra x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, great pixies. Fabulous shows.
Congrats to the winners.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a beautiful card and I love the colours of the pixie powders. Your shows were brilliant and there were so many tips and stunning cards, I look forward to seeing them for real at Ally Pally soon. Congratulations to the three lucky winners today. Sending best wishes

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, love the colours you have used.

Congrats to the winners.


hollyberry said...

Lovely card for any Mum.
Congratulations to the winners.

Unknown said...

Hello Sue

A lovely card. Especially the background such lovely colour/s.. Congratulations to all the comment game winners.

Have a happy Sunday and stay safe and warm.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

JAO said...

Congrats winners, lovely card Sue.

Clai01 said...

Lovely card Sue as always x

TDQ Karen said...

Nearly March already can't believe it.Lovely card, Congratulations to all the winners xx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Love the background. Great card.

Lyn Cleasby said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card. Just love it.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. love Jean Z xxx

Anne said...

Once again the pixie powders make a wonderful background, Sue. I like the way you designed the die so that it could be 'mum' as well. I am lucky to still have my Mum and she would love this card.

Anne (Northampton)

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, especially love the colour of the background.
Congratulations to this week's winners. Sue xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, no longer have my wonderful mum she would have this card. Well done to the winners.

Chris Curry said...

Another lovely card using pixie powders and your beautiful flower dies. Like you I can no longer send my Mum a special card but I smile whenever I think of her, and especially on Mothering Sunday. Thank you Sue, stay warm. Xxx

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

It's an adorable die and beautiful card...special thoughts to those of us who have lost loved ones.

Krafty Runner x

dj from kettering said...

Congrats to all three winners.

Like many of you, my Mum and MIL are no longer
With us, but this is a superb card; wild love to
Receive it myself,

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue what a super background such pretty colours love from Jackie xx

cheryl brown said...

Morning Sue,

A lovely vibrant background to your card makes the MOM letters stand out.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x The pixied background is fantastic and love how you backed the mom die to match x the flowers are really pretty x I thoroughly enjoyed your shows and your wonderful demos x thankyou Sue x
Congratulations to the winners x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
Stunning card this morning and beautiful colours created from the Pixie powders. I love the Passion flowers work beautifully to finish the card. I just wanted to say I really enjoyed your shows on Hochanda and the samples was stunning.
Congratulations to the winners.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Great card, love all that fine detail in the letters and the Pixie background just glows...gorgeous!

Congrats to all three winners


Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, such a pretty card but I can no longer send mine a card either.
Congratulations to the lucky winners. I'm sure you'll enjoy your prizes.
Muriel, thank you so much for the information regarding watching Sue's shows. I will definitely give it a go.
Enjoy your Sunday everyone and I hope you keep warm. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card this morning Sue. Love everything about it. But unfortunately like so many others in this lovely blog family..... my Mum isn't with us anymore....she passed away 42 years ago. She was only 53. So Mothers Day is not as special to me as it was.....but I do know that being well appreciated by my own sons... kinda makes up for it a little.
Congratulations to our winners today Jenny... Eunice... and Sheila
Sending best wishes to everyone this very cold morning.... stay warm.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

karenlotty said...

A lovely card Sue Like a few others my mum is no longer here I do make one for my mother in law though
It’s a definite occasion where we think about mums and all that they do whether alive or otherwise

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the colours of the pixie powders that you have used on this card and the fact that the sentiment says it all. I quite often think that the simplest cards are truly the best. It was great seeing you on TV again. I did enjoy the shows and learned such a lot. Hope you have a great holiday and I look forward to seeing you on TV again soon.


Netty The Runner said...

Very pretty card Sue. Thank you for all your wonderful demos on a Hochanda, it was great to see you. Looking forward to March 30th, when you will be on again.
Annette x

June Horrocks said...

Loved this card the moment I saw it I will be taking it to my mums grave she always has a card on special days. Love yours sue the colours are so pretty congrats to the winners
Love always sue June Horrocks xxxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is really pretty, and the colours are beautiful. A really great die design too. Well done to the comment game winners. Have a great day everyone and take care in the icy weather. Bx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, such a lovely card combined with the pixie powders. I really like how you used the die with the pixie powders. Congratulations to the winners. X

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card today. Great shows & congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue pretty card I love the colours clever changing the size of the rectangle at the corners must try that I really must buy the passion flower die it's so pretty
I haven't caught up with yesterday's afternoon shows yet but hope to later Thank you for your inspiration The shows were fab
Congratulations to the three winners
Hope you all have a good Sunday

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
A pretty card today. The pixie powder backgrounds always fascinate me. The followers and leaves are pretty too. I will be watching on rewind as you clashed with rugby yesterday!
Love Diane G
Congratulations to all the winners today and yesterday. Xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card any Mum would love to receive! I love the pixie powder backgrounds your doing lately I must start collecting them.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Hugs x
Heather T

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue
and congrats to the winners
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty die and card for those followers still lucky enough to have their Mums.
I am away tor weekend so looking gorward to catching up with your shows tomorrow!
From other comments it looks like you are off travelling soon so have a great holiday and I hope you get some time to RELAX!
Lesley S x

Judith Tucker said...

Love the colours you’ve used in this card.

Unknown said...

Seems like you could cut the backing for the letters right out of the middle of the Pixied background, the part that will be covered by the white background. Thank you for telling us what colors you used.

Seems like one day a year is hardly enough to celebrate mothers who put their heart and soul and all their energy into raising new people.

Turned upside down, this card also says WOW.

I'll have to try flowers with the sticky and glitter.

Congrats to winners!


America said...

Love the colors of the Pixies here and that fab white Mom word contrasts it beautifully. Great idea to cut down the rectangles to fit the word better! The white on White flowers are gorgeous too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, great background. I enjoyed your Hochanda shows so many techniques, wonderful.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is such a beautiful card I am one of the lucky ones I still have my lovely mum who is 91 her card and have already made hers using your hexagon dies.I loved your shows on hochanda so many techniques thank you.Congratulations to all the comment winners.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I like the CAS lines of this card and love the pixied background and the glittered Passion Flowers.

Congratulations to this week's comment game winners - Jenny Briggs, Eunice and Sheila Hodges. Enjoy playing with your prizes.


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. A pretty background in the blue green mix and a big lacy Mom. Finished off with some sparkly flowers. Perfect for mothers day. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Cute card very pretty

Congrats to the winners

Annx without an "e"

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card with a perfect background
Catherine V94 xx

ursula said...

So so pretty, so wish I had a Mum to give it too....just love the colour too....luv Ursula xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, a very simple design but striking because of it, with all the elements harmonising. And PIXIED background - Y E A Y.......
Hugs, Rose

Scottydog said...

Lovely card & die, but unfortunately like many of the others I no longer have a use for it. I just love that pixie background, my colours & ones I have to emulate your background. Thank you so much Sue. Still have to catch up on a couple of shows from yesterday, but enjoyed what I saw.

scrAPpamondo said...

Just adorable card!! Such great work with pixies powders!

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A striking card. Lovely colours. Great tip about resizing the rectangles too.

Congratulations to the lucky winners.x

Love Helen xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

We always go crazy for the Pixie Powders. Love the color combinations. My Mother's Day card is going to be with the Spring frame set this year and I am going to attempt to color with my Distress Oxides like your Hochanda Demo.
Congrats to our lucky winners!
Stephanie K

Arlyn(O) said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today. just finishing my own mothers day card after you mentioned it on your show yesterday.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, if our mum were still here they would have loved this card, just their colour's.
Congratulations to the winners,
Best wishes
Karen M

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful xxx

Marion Scott said...

A beautiful card Sue, I am one of the lucky ones who still has her mother - she will be 99 this coming August.
Still have a couple of your shows to catch up on - they have been recorded. Some great tips and huge amount of inspiration from the shows I have seen.
Congratulations to this week's comment game winners.
Marion S x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Pretty card!
Pat L - thanks for update on Sarah! Will pray all goes well!
Love Myra ( Friend of Maureen) xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely card design. One any "Mum" would appreciate. Pixie Powder backgrounds make me smile. I enjoyed your shows on Hochanda. Great designs and card making dies, stamps, stencils and embossing folders.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card that any mum/mom would be over the moon to receive, I know I would. Love the pixie powder background and I must get the aqua lagoon one. Congratulations to our three lucky ladies, Jenny, Eunice and Sheila enjoy your prizes

Love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card but like so many others have said, it is one that I have no use for as my lovely Mam and MIL are no longer with us. I know that they would have both loved this card though.
Many congratulations to the lucky winners.
Love and hugs Alison xxx

Eunice said...

Love the pixie powder background, I am partial to green tones and what a splendid idea. Love the Mom die and I seen the card where you can use the "o" as a "u", ingenious!!!

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Blog 2016
I Said This Yesterday But I Wish To Say It Yet Again I Throughly Enjoyed Your Remarkable Shows On
Hochanda Yesterday Phenomenal Demos I Gained So Much Knowledge From You, I Loved The Shows With
Charlie He Seems To Really Enjoy The Shows With You Plus He Was Truly Delighted With The Card
You Gave Him. I Do Believe Your Back At The End Of March!!
I Never Had A Mum to Send A Card To, I Used To Send My Father A Thank You Card On Mother’s Day
As He Was Just The Very Best. Both Mom/Pops
I Know WhenYou Released This Particular Die Some Blog Members Mentioned That They Called There
Mom/Mum, Mam Well This Is Easily Achieved (I Believe) If You Cut Out Your Letters Turn Your O Into A U
Then Turn The U Upside Down Using The Extra Small Flowers That Come Within The Die Set These Could
Be Placed Across The Centre Giving You An A But With A More Curved Finish To The A.....
Today’s Card:-
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 A4 Sticky Adhesive Sheet”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed White Pearls”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz”
“Creative Expression Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders Aqua Lagoon/Emerald Green”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card 🥇Award Winning 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Mom/Mum Die Set” (6 Cutting Dies Sorry Can’t Remember Which Collection)
“Sue Wilson’s Background Rectangle Die Set” (From The Noble Collection 9 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Passion Flowers Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 23 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Started Today’s Card With A Piece Of Coconut White Foundation Card You Made Sure It Was Large Enough
For Your Background Plus For Backing The Letters MOM You Added Your Magnificent Pixie Powders To Your Coconut White
Foundation Card Using The Aqua Lagoon/Emerald Green Then You Spritzed With Water To Create Your Magical
Background, Once Dry You Cut Out MOM From Coconut White Foundation Card Then You Backed Using The
Excess Background Paper You Had Created You Glued Them Together, Then You Made A Frame Using The Background
Rectangle Die Set Out Of Coconut White Foundation Card You Cut It Down In The Corners To Fit More To The Shape
Of The Word..... You Placed This Onto Your Background Using Mounting Foam.
Sue, You Then Created A Couple Of Exceptional Passion Flowers Out Of Coconut White Foundation Card To Hide The
Cut Also Decorate The Card, The Backing Of The Flower You Attached A Piece Of Sticky Adhesive Sheet Then Sprinkled It
With Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz (Stunning) You Accented Both Flowers With The Foliage You’d Cut Out Of Coconut White
Foundation Card (The Foliage Comes From The Same Die Set) You Added Mounting Foam To Your Background Then
Placed This Onto A White/White Mat/Layer Which Also Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing Plus You Added A White
Pearl To Each Corner.
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Card, Also For The Daily Inspiration Which I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.
Thank You So Very Much
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Lots Of Love From Sam xxx
Congratulations To This Weeks Comment Winners Jenny Briggs/Eunice/Sheila Hodges. Enjoy Your Gift.....

Stella Munn said...

Such a pretty card and the pixies look so good with the die. A shame there is not a ‘U’ for MUM with this. I know the ‘O’ can be trimmed, but it comes out smaller. Xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Was so great to see you on Hochanda!! You made me place an order!! Loving this’s so beautiful!

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it and that those dies are adaptable. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

CraftyJo said...


Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is gorgeous !! and I adore your background, all the pixie powders complement each other, I really love this, and any Mom would be 'over the moon' to receive this.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Laura O said...

Nice card sue .well done to the winners. Laura O Springfield

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Stunning. The mom die looks so special against the gorgeous pixie powder background x
I am still buzzing from your fab shows cram packed with brilliant demos. Thanks so much Sue x
Love to everyone specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Princess Pixie! said...

Sorry forgot to say Congratulations to the winners x

Narrowboat girl said...

Any mum would be chuffed to receive this beautiful card. Congrats to the winners

Fikreta said...

gorgeous card!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Great card today. I love the colours you’ve used in the pixie powders.

Owlish said...

This is a gorgeous card loving the colours
Very cleverly done
Congratulations to the comment winners

ahappycrafter50 said...

Love the design of this card.

sued99 said...

Such a pretty card. X

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

You can never fail to impress with a striking pixie powdered background and this one is no exception, i particularly love how you have utilised the waste to create a gorgeous background for the Mom lettering, simply stunning! I am one of the fortunate ones who still has my Mum with me and i would be proud to give her this on Mothering Sunday.
Sorry for being AWOL yet again, ive been a mixture of super busy and super fatigued from being super busy that i have neglected my blog duties....i havent even had the time to watch any of Sues shows yet, embarrassing or what?:-) , call my self a fan? Its a disgrace, how dare i show my face! I promise to treasure every moment when I eventually do find the time very soon indeed.
Feeling very sleepy right now, had a busy afternoon with my brother, his partner and my niece....they brought a birthday cake from good old M&S, not because it was anyone’s actual birthday, just because it had a yellow reduced sticker on it:-) Lunch sorted! I’m afraid that i have a wee confession to make mainly aimed in Saba’s Direction because Melissa my niece is now a size three and i gifted her two pairs of unworn pumps, one red glitter and the other pink glitter....i know you will be disappointed Saba but just think, with your varicose veins the shoes would look aesthetically more pleasing on Melissa’s feet:-) She also nabbed 4 pairs of sheepskin mules that I don’t use anymore, however, i understandably had to fill the gap with a new silver sparkle pair and a black pair:-) Just in case i have to go into hospital you understand:-)
Speaking of the hospital, i have yet another INSANELY early start tomorrow morning as i wait for the ambulance to take me to the Beatson Hospital in Glasgow....i have a PET scan to get in the morning and an appointment with my Oncologist in the afternoon so it will be a long day methinks:-( If the illness doesn’t kill me then surely these early mornings and long trips to Glasgow will:-)
Anyway, going to try and have an early night tonight, Darcey permitting of course....she has been waking me at around 2am in the morning for me to put out another feed for her which she then turns her nose up at!!??!?Anyone looking to adopt an 11yr old Tabby with a suspected Eating Disorder? All enquiries will be seriously considered.......:-)
Cuddles to all my blog besties, especially missing friends and those in need of a hugxxx

Love and crafty hugs


Berina RGA said...

Love this card Sue! That background is stunning!! I love the color. I have never used pixie powders. Should try them.

Unknown said...

Great card and lovely Mom die


Littlelamb said...

First of all congratulations to the comment winners and yesterday’s card winner. If I don’t say it first I will forget. Lovely card Sue but like a lot of people no one to send it to. Perhaps it could have something else on it. Love the pixie powder background. Thank you for sharing Sue.

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Fantastic card and a gorgeous pixie background.

Congrats to the lucky winners.

hugs to all,
Maria x

Latenight SandyH said...

Lovely card though not one I make any more. The pixie background is gorgeous and I think the Passion Flower die will be heading my way soon.
Congratulations to the comment game winners Jenny Briggs, Eunice and Sheila Hodges.
Laine, yellow sticker cakes always taste so good. Hope your day runs smoothly on Monday.
Take care everyone.

Marie P from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
I love this card but like many others on the blog my own Mum died many years ago ( just realised that it's 65 years ago) I'm sure the card would look as good with 'Friend' or how about 'Dad' . You are an inspiration to us all Sue and I think the card would look great with S U E on the front .
Congratulations to the winners,enjoy your gifts.
Marie P.