Thursday, 29 March 2018

Pixies in Crystal Card


Hi bloggers!  Need a really quick card, but still want it to look as if you took forever?  Today's video shows you how to use the Pixie Powders in a caught in crystal technique.  You can make a bunch of these up ahead of time and just grab them as you need them.  Voila, a quick card!












The finished dimensions are 7" x
 8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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96 comments:

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

What an absolutely stunning background simply gorgeous.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous background,love the colour.
Jan x

Lyn Cleasby said...

Stunning. Love the background colour. I'll have to try this, Sue. Thank you for sharing.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue this looks awesome, cant wait to watch the video later. Thank you and have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Marion Scott said...

Stunning background Sue, love it and the video
Marion S x

Maria Illsley said...

A fantastic card Sue. I just love the versatility of pixie powders xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, I shall watch the video later.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

Steph Cotterill said...

WOW Sue, I need to watch and enjoy today's video to enable me to have a bash at this technique, I've done your original caught in crystal just once and it's so easy but incredibly effective so now it's time to 'update' my so called skills and try this although I doubt it will look as gorgeous as today's outstanding inspiration lol. You've given us the most beautiful sample today and I'm looking forward to learning from you. I can't remember which 'blog buddy' it was yesterday that mentioned not needing a chocolate egg for Easter and was hinting at the skyline die she'd prefer instead lol good on you ☺ I can't remember the last time I had one, it's the only way to try and make a hole in the ever growing list of dies needed, so I'm looking forward to seeing which metal egg I get this year 😉 besides it's less fattening and lasts so much longer than chocolate so it's a win win both for us and certainly not a waste of the OH hard earned salary lol ☺
Looking forward to watching your shows Sue, have a great day xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card Sue would love to give this one a new home.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
Such a amazing card this morning , the colours created from the Pixie powders are stunning. The finishing touches die cut in white really bring the design together.
I love playing with Pixie powders so think I will have to save the video. Thank you for sharing with us.
Sending crafty hugs and well wishes to all. Wendy

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. Fab background. Must try! Love blues.

TDQ Karen said...

Such a beautiful background love these powders they are stunning colours

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Wow what a stunning card using my favourites the pixie powders as always they make really gorgeous card love it, going to make a cuppa and watch the video now.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them

Have a good day all and stay safe

Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card in a lovely colour way. Thank you for the great tutorial. x

Debra K. said...

Fabulous card! I never get tired of this technique, the blue looks so lovely. Beautifully embellished too. Debra x

CraftyCoffey said...

WOW-beautiful Card & a stunning background.

Michele

Clai01 said...

Would love to see some new colours of pixies please, maybe a pastel range as love what you can create. x

Chris Curry said...

Love this card and this technique. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card, background is fab.

Barbara V

Jan Sayer said...

Love the background and the colours you’ve used.
Jan
Northampton

Barbara (C) said...

Pixie Powders are so versatile. This is a lovely card showcasing them as a background

hollyberry said...

Such a gorgeous card,love the background.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Looking forward to watching the video later.
B xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a gorgeous card today, love the colours of the pixie powders.

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a beautiful and striking card and I love the colours of the pixie powders. Love the flower arrangement too. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really stunning card, the caught in crystal has to be one of the most amazing techniques ever, as you say no piece ever looks the same and as it is using pixie powders, that is a winner for me. Great video, and lovely dies used. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Yet another stunning background, the rich colours really make the sentiment and embellishments pop and the best bit is I have all three of the colours you've used so I'll dig out some acetate and have a play this afternoon!...thanks for the inspiration...

Izzy

Suemac said...

A stunning background

Laura O' Connor said...

Stunning card sue love the background so vibrant. Laura O Springfield

Scottydog said...

Wow! This is stunning, I think it is that rich blue background & the stark white of the flowers contrasting. Beautiful. This I must try. Out now so will watch the video when I return.

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
A beautiful card, I shall watch the video later.
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

WOW this I am going to try! Just have to decided whether I do it today or tomorrow!

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

Judith Tucker said...

Another great card. Love the colour you’ve managed to achieve with the pixie powders

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Absolutely stunning Sue. Just watched the video and oh my God how you make it so easy. Definitely having a go at this. Thankyou Sue. Had to go to clinic yesterday for secondary blood tests .... fingers crossed all is ok. Won't know till next week though. Sending best wishes to everyone this very cold but sunny morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card great background. love Jean Z xxx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card, that blue is beautiful. love the flower dies

Anne said...

Fabulous background, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card & the blue in background is beautiful love this technique. Yvonne xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely background and gorgeous flowers and leaf sprays. Thanks for your video.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the background, going to try this technique.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
A gorgeous card this morning using the Fabulous Pixie Powders and the Caught in Crystal Technique.
I can't wait to try this! I always forget to use my acetate stash!
The Oak Leaf Swag is one of my favourite dies, it adds a touch of elegance to your beautiful card.
Lesley S x

June Horrocks said...

A stunning card sue love the pixie powders you have used thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card, the background is stunning!
Rosemary xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Simply stunning

BenteS said...

Lovely card, and the background is amazing!
Gorgeous blue colours :))

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card I love it. That background is stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

love the Pixie Powders, love the caught in crystal technique and my favorite flowers...
What more to say - I love your card!

Rolf xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Lovely vibrant card. Will watch the video soon to see you create this.

Love Helen xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for the great video, the caught in crystal with the pixie powders is a great technique and I've made 3 sheets of acetate but haven't turned them into a card yet.
Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

dmj said...



A stunning card, love that pop of colour, and the
video makes it seem soo easy!!!!



Doreen x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue beautiful card the colours are stunning

CraftyJo said...

Love the colours, fab card :)

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue Love this card
Margaret x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and fabulous technique thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Donita Naylor said...

Your videos are always fun, but I especially enjoyed this one Sheryl because of the beauty of the blues. Who would guess that something so gooey messy could come out so crisp and fabulous?

We're almost to the weekend, and don't we have a One Day Special coming up on Hochanda?

Woohoo!

Best to all,

Donita

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What an absolutely stunning card with a beautiful background.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Hugs Brenda XXX

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I'm sending this sentiment right back to you. A gorgeous card and the pixies in crystal on acetate are fabulous. Love the strength of the blue against the crisp white.

PP Yvonne - not sure when you are travelling but have a good journey and enjoy your break in the lovely IoW.
Carmen-Dorothy - hope you are feeling a bit better today.

Frances

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous background and those flowers are simply stunning. Hugs Pauline

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and background Sue
Gr Karin

Sharon Fletcher said...

Hi sue. What a Lovely background, the overall effect is stunning. Thanks for sharing x

ursula said...

Another superb card, love the blue pixie background and then the plain white finishing, stunning....thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, another Sue Stunner. It's absolutely gorgeous and that blue "mix" is divine.
If you had set out to make me into a "blue believer" then you have achieved your aim.I'm using the colour blue and various mixes thereof more and more in my cards.
Hugs, Rose

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Very opulent looking due to the colours used on the acetate.

Teresa

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, Love these pixie powders. I really like these new flower dies too. A

karenlotty said...

It’s gorgeous Going to watch video now

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful card, I love the background colour and technique. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Blog 2016
Before I Talk About Today’s Exquisite Card Also The Sensational Video Tutorial
Which As Always Was Extremely Informative/Inspiring So Many Tremendous
Tips/Techniques.
Well As I Mentioned I Wished To Say That, I’m Now In Love With Your
Phenomenal “April 2018 New Cutting Dies/Stamp Collection” I’ve Got A Huge List Of Wants
The Exceptional Circle Die/The New Frames/Tags/Stained Glass Collection Also
The Mini Expression Collection Plus The New set Of Sentiment Stamps Are A Real Must Have!!!!!!
Now For Today’s Masterpiece
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Piercing Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Coconut White Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Foundation Acetate”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Lacquer”
“Creative Expression Pixie Powders Midnight Blue/Aqua Lagoon/White Pearl”
“White Tissue From Stash”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning Cutting Dies For 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Mix/Match Friendship Die Set” (From The Expression Collection 11 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Spiral Flowers 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)
“Sue Wilson’s Double Stitched Rectangle Die Set” (From The Noble Collection 11 Cutting Dies)
You Began Today’s Magnificent Card With A Piece Of Acetate (You Mentioned If You Were At Home You Would
Make A Much Larger Piece) Then You Applied The Cosmic Lacquer Using Your Finger To Spread It Evenly Across
The Acetate, Then You Started To Tap On Your Pixie Powders Midnight Blue/Aqua Lagoon/White Pearl
Watching The Magic Unfold Right Before Your Very Eyes, Once You Felt You’d Applied Enough Pixie Powder
You Took A Piece Of White Tissue Screwing This, Then Opening Out Without Removing Any Of The Creases
You Spread It Out On Top Of Your Pixie Powdered Background Pressing It Down with A Piece Of Kitchen Roll
Leaving The Tissue On You Let This Dry.
You Made A Frame From Coconut White Foundation Card Using The Double Stitched Rectangle Die Set
(Which Looks Amazing Next To Your Piercing)You Placed Your Frame Onto Your Background.
Then Put Glue On The Back To Attach To Your Base Card Which Was A White/White Mat/Layer This
Also Included Your Famous/Signature/Piercing You Placed Your Card In The Centre Of Your Base Card
You Added A Sentiment Which You Cut Out Several Times To Give That Extra Depth! Then Adding Exceptional
Spiral Flowers/Also The Oak Leaf Swag As A Accent
Sue, Today’s Card Plus Video Is Just Phenomenal Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Also For The Daily Inspiration
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

Sue MacFall said...

Thank you Sue for the inspiration - the background really sets this card off so well.

Eunice said...

What a beautiful card, love the new pixie powder technique. The blues are awesome!!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely card and a stunning background of Pixie Powders caught in crystal. I have not done this technique in a while. Need to do it again. Thanks for the inspiring video, too.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Wow...what a gorgeous card!! I’m off now to watch the video!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Fantastic background and a fantastic card! Xxx

Vie Carter said...

Fabulous card, just love these swirls and flowers

Vie
x

sued99 said...

Totally gorgeous card. X

teresa young said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, it's a real beauty

Love
Teresa

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another lovely card. Love the simplicity of the white with the bold pixie background.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
What a beauty! Love the new pixie powder technique.Thanks for the great video.

Frances - No, I don't feel better. Due to the renovation of our second floor office we had to move at the first floor where is colder than upstairs. But, we have a long weekend ahead of us. I plan to rest and get better. Thanks.

Hugs from 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
Carmen-Dorothy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the Pixie Powder background.
Thank you for the demo.
Véronique L

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue just love the background and the colour really sets off the white flowers and embellishments
Love from Jackie xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is gorgeous, I love playing with the pixie powders.
The effects they give are stunning even if i do get a bit messy using them lol x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x I love this technique but have never tried it and after watching your video I am really inspired to give it a go x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Di said...


Hi Sue.
Stunning card, love this technique with the Pixie powders, it makes a beautiful background.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This is a great card liking how u done it
JOY Xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, what a great card today. You are right, it is quite simple to make but still looks so effective.

Lisbeth

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, love the technique. Sue xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. A beautiful card and great video. Never tried this technique but you make it sound so simple that I must get to try it. Xx

Lynda's craft's said...

WOW STUNNING BACKGROUND SUE. I love the colour's used my favourite blue.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Such a stunner. As soon as you get your pixies out you know you are on to a winner. I love to get my pixies out x
Seriously this card is beautiful and I know for a fact that it will be so much more sparkly 'in real life' x
I need to get myself into the crafty zone when I get back from holiday - well that's the plan - isn't it always x
Fluffy - going to IOW early Saturday morning. It will be just George and I. Jake not coming this time x
OK lovely people lots of love to everyone specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card today. Loaves the pixie background. Thank you and for the video,

SHARICA said...

Love this card .. So Pretty xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

I love Pixies and the Caught in Crystal technique. Looking forward to watching Hochanda tomorrow.
Carmen, rest up and shake that bug.
Everyone, a good weekend,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love this technique Sue, I saw the video earlier, before I had any pixie powders and now that I am fully addicted will have to try this. The colour is beautiful for a blue lover and the stark white contrast looks so fresh.
Hope your results are good Ann From Leeds, enjoy your break PP
Hugs to all
Muriel x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a gorgeous card today. The background is gorgeous and the technique that you have used has produced a stunning result. The use of an all white floral element adds an elegance to the card. Just perfect.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

DeCor said...

Love the stunning background colours you've created. The white accents so cleanly. Definitely a card to try! Have a lovely Good Friday