Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Wednesday Card Giveaway

Hi bloggers!  I have been back at it with the pixie powders again!  I started by creating a pixied background using the Lava Red and the Candy Pink Pixie Powders for an intense colour.  I used the Cascading Hearts die set and cut it on the diagonal for the aperture.  I raised the background with foam.  I used a piece of coconut white card with a strip of sticky adhesive sheet added to it on the diagonal, then covered the sticky sheet with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz.  I added the background over it so the glittered area showed through the heart aperture.  Next I cut an outline in white for the aperture using both dies from the Cascading heart set.  I glued it to ht edge of the aperture.  In the upper section, I used the "just wanted to say" mini expression and added in the "Hello" mini expression, all cut in white.  IN the lower corner, I made three Passion Flowers and added glittery backings to them.  I pearled the centres and added a satin ribbon bow and leaves as accents.  White on white mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/4" in size.  If you would like a chance to win this one, just leave a comment to be entered into the drawing.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

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hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card. Really love the colour of the background,so bright and vibrant.

Steph Cotterill said...

Oh Sue, I'm speechless at the beauty of this sample. The pixie background, the cascading hearts, the bling and the stunning arrangement of your new passion flowers finished off with your lovely lovely mini sentiments, I just don't know how you could part with this. I know what I'd do if I were the lucky winner, I'd go buy a lovely plain box frame and mount this inside and feel truely honoured to display it on my wall. Thank you for the chance of this amazing gift and inspiration.
Love and hugs to you xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! Today's card is so beautiful, I love the background it's such a pretty colour combination.
Hugs x
Heather T

Maria Illsley said...

What a great design. I really do like the pixie powders and thsese colours are so vibrant xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Wow! So into pixie powders for backgrounds and flowers at the moment, this one is so pretty and beautifully simple, really allows the hearts and flowers to stand out.
Pixies are so much fun and you never really know what you are going to finish up with. I make some up of an evening and leave to dry naturally overnight, they change overnight and I haven't had to waste one yet.
A lot is thanks to your videos, you make everything look so simple and give us confidence to have a go Sue.
Hope hubby continues to improve Owlish (Joy),
Hug to all
Muriel x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very pretty card, good luck all.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

CraftyCoffey said...

Absolutely stunning card-someone is going to be very happy. My giveaway card from last week is far nicer than the photos showed-it’s a real Keepsake.


Marion Scott said...

Stunning card Sue
Marion S x

Netty The Runner said...

Gorgeous Sue. I’ve got the flowers, need to put the Cascading Hearts on my shopping list.
Annette x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Wow what a gorgeous card this morning. The pixie powders are gorgeous, the colour so beautiful. Love the flowers and the white contrast.

Barbara V

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a stunning card today, would love this one myself, the colours are amazing and the hearts with the bling behind really do make it special as do the sentiment. Good luck everyone.

Keep this to yourself but the sun is shining here in Kent, I don't want to shout it out too loudly just in case the 'beast from the east' comes back.

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

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very striking design that would make a perfect valentines or anniversary card. X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. Wow, what a background colour! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful gorgeous card, love the colours. What a great giveaway card.
B xx

Jan Sayer said...

Just love pixie powders. A pretty card.

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning card, with those beautiful colours, a real work of art xx

Barbara (C) said...

The red Pixie Powders work perfectly with the Heart cluster die. A lovely card today as ever.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. Fab background.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card,lovely Pixie Powder colours and such a pretty die.
What a great card to give away.
Jan x

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card. Love your mix of colours for the Pixie background. Xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card for the giveaway, love the background.

Chris Curry said...

I love this card. It is so special and anyone who received it would feel so special too. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xxx

Judith Tucker said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. Love the colour created with the pixie powders

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Loving the background to this card, so vibrant.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Lyn Cleasby said...

Very pretty card, Sue. Love the colour and how you have brought all the elements together.

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

What a stunning card maybe even for a Valentine as well!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

So beautuful !!! Someone is going to be so thrilled when the winner is announced, thankyou Sue for your inspiration and generosity Anne7 from Calne xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

wow wow wow stunning card Sue ,love the bright background, great die ,Laura O Springfield

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
A stunningly beautiful card for us this morning. It is gorgeous. I love the vibrancy of the pixie background.
I think I'm becoming addicted to pixie powders! Now that I've worked out how to use them properly I've made some fabulous backgrounds. They are so easy to do and such fun to watch the magic happen.
June we have a strange object in the sky too!
Sending love and hugs to everyone, Alison xxxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card love the colours and the pixie powder there my favourite all time thing really love this pretty card

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day and stay safe all

Hunnymummy54 from MK

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and design Sue
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- a spectacular card and the colour of the pixie powder makes the white really pop - love it. Sending best wishes

karenlotty said...

A lovely card I think I need to be a bit braver using Pixie Powders and get these lovely intense colours

dj from kettering said...

what a gorgeous card, anyone would love
to win this.

we have that shines thing in the sky too,

Doreen x

Tressa said...

Great card. Love the vibrant colour. This has given me some thoughts for my brother's 20th wedding anniversary card I need to make for next month so thanks for that.


Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Just beautiful. Everything is just beautiful. A wonderful sample for your giveaway today. My powders are building up nicely now I just got the scarlet mist and teal wash..I have been buying a couple every other week... just to spread the cost. I love experimenting with them. Thankyou so much Sue for all the inspiration you give to us Someone is going to be very lucky. Sending best wishes to everyone on this
THIS VERY SUNNY MORNING....doesn't it want to make you get up and go. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Anne said...

Beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, you have chosen a really awesome card for todays give-away. I love the background and the cascading hearts. I have my fingers crossed, but am sure I am not the only one hoping to win this stunning creation. Have a good day everyone and good luck. Bx

Liz said...

OMGosh, what a stunning card! I love the design and the colours are gorgeous.

Liz - Crafty Sunflower xx

rosiejt said...

What a delightful card! I love the way it has been put together and I'm sure it would look even more amazing close up.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a fabulous card and I just love that Pixied background - like Ann I've been buying a few Pixies at a time and I'm up to a dozen colours now including the two you've used on this card - I've also got both the Mini Expressions you used and can thoroughly recommend them, they're the perfect size to add a sentiment...

The first day of Spring today and right on cue, the sun is shining brightly, the birdies are singing..and so is Izzy!....and I might even win today's


Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I love the colours you have used and the dies are gorgeous. Anyone would love to win this card. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Suemac said...

This is an outstanding card, absolutely love it.

BenteS said...

Beautiful card, love the design of it :))

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the die I have this die but not used it yet .love Jean Z xxx

Ruth Kidd said...

Wow, I love the intensity of colour with this Sue, and the white just sets it off perfectly.

Sun shining here in Gloucestershire today, and the snow has melted enough to let me get up the garden to my craft room. I have been so frustrated at being unable to get there, so I forecast a happy afternoon of play today!


June Horrocks said...

Wow !!!!! What a beautiful card sue the background is so intense just brautiful I love it the hearts are stunning I would do excellactly like Stephenie would do frame it and hang it thank you sue love always
June Horrocks xxxxxxxxxxx


Love, love, love this - my sort of card. I'll be making this one for sure. Thanks Sue x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
I have to say what a stunning card this morning . The colours created from the pixie powders are beautiful and I have been using them on Acetate for the cocktail glasses.
The cascading hearts work so well with the glitter behind and the flowers. They really stand out in white.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the colour & the cascading hearts,lovely idea.
Arrived back safely,was surprised at how much snow there was over Europe & southern England & how cold it is!!!!!!!
Best wishes
Karen M
Hope Pam & everyone else is ok

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely card. When I first saw it, it looked like velvet. Fabulous. Arlyn

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

love these pixie powders and glitterbitz but haven´t them until today.
The background looks great.
The flowers are amazing as well.

Rolf xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow!!!!!!
Oh what I wouldn't do to get my hands on this completely fantabyooless piece of blingtastic gorgeousness x
I am completely in love with this card. The heart die is sensational and the intensity of the pixie powders - heaven x
Those pixies are just the best things in a small plastic bottle - ever. I never get tired of playing with them and the end result is never the same. This background is a real humdinger though Sue. So bright and beautiful its sensational x
Yes Princess Pixie approves. Lol x
Love to everyone specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you have used the Cascading Hearts set.
The Pixie Powder background is so effective.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
how beautiful is that card. I love the pixied background and the design complements it , making it a stunner of a card.
Hugs, Rose

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
What a stunner! I love my Pixie Powders...but I never seem to be able to get them looking as good as your background today does, I think I need more practice lol.
Bejay xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

What a stunning card! Love the background colour.
Rosemary xx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and the vibrancy of the Lava Red and Candy Pink Pixie Powders really brings it alive. The glittered and pearled Passion flowers are so pretty. I like it a lot.


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Gorgeous background with the pixie powders. Lovely cascading hearts with beautiful flowers as the finishing touch.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Morning Sue
I really love this card!!! In fact I love all of your cascading dies...they are fab!!
Much love

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Just one word AMAZING

redfox said...

Love it Sue and I love my pixie powders too! Great colours red and white. Do you ever run out of ideas? It would seem not for which I for one am very grateful! Love to all Sarah

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Blog Winner For 2016 (It Should Be Every Year!)
Today’s Card Is Just A MASTERPIECE I Love Everything About It, Reading The Comments
Of Your Other Wonderful Blog Members They All Love It Also.
The Colours Are Rich/Striking/Vibrant/Luxurious, Your Card Is A Superb Inspiration To Us All.
This Particular Cutting Die Would Look Tremendous Using The Outstanding Exceptional
Cosmic Shimmer Crystal Tints Obviously Not Using The Beautiful Pixie Powdered Background
I’m Loving Using Them As Much As The Pixie Powders/Polished Silk Glitters, Like Many I Have
Gained So Much Knowledge About Products Etc:- That’s All Down To You My Wonderful Dear Friend.
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut White Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression 12”/30cm Piercing Ruler”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Pixie Powders Lava Red/Candy Pink”
“Creative Expression White Thin Satin Ribbon”
“Creative Expression A4 Sticky Adhesive Sheets”
“Creative Expression Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz”
“Creative Expression 3mm White Self Adhesive Flat Backed Pearls”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card 🥇Award Winning Cutting Dies All Dies Are From January 2018 Launch
“Sue Wilson’s Cascading Hearts Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Passion Flowers Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 23 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Just Wanted To Say Die Set” (From The Mini Expression Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Hello/Hi Die Set” (From The Mini Expression Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Began Today’s Card By Creating A Phenomenal Background Where You Took A Piece Of
Coconut White Foundation Card Then Applied The Exceptional Pixie Powders You Chose Extra Intense Colours
You Used The Lava Red/Candy Pink, Once Dry You Used The Cascading Hearts Die Set To Cut Out An
Aperture On The Diagonal You Placed Mounting Foam All Around Your Background For Dimension Then
You Took Another Piece Of Coconut White Foundation Card Which You Added A Strip Of Sticky Adhesive Sheet
Also On The Diagonal Then You Covered It With The Magical Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz, You Placed Your Pixie Powdered
Background Over The Top So You Could See The Glittered Areas Through The Heart Aperture.
Next You Cut Out An Outline In Coconut White Foundation Card For The Aperture Using Both Cutting Dies From The
Cascading Heart Die Set, You Glued It To The Aperture Then Placed Your Background To The Base Card
Which Was Coconut White Foundation Card This Also Had Your Famous/Signature/Piercing You Attached
Mounting Foam To The Back (You Can See The Dimension From The Stunning Still Photographs)
In The Upper Section Of Your Card You Used “Just Wanted To Say” From The Mini Expression Collection
You Also Added “Hello” From Another Mini Expression Collection (These Are Tremendous If You Purchase Them All
It Would Only Cost Under £20 Depending On Supplier) You Cut These Out Coconut White Foundation Card
Then You Glued Into Place On Your Pixie Powdered Background, You Then Made Three Extravagant Passion Flowers
Adding Glittery Backings To Each Of Them You Placed White Pearls In The Centre Also Adding A Touch Of Glue For
Extra Security Then You Placed Your Exceptional Flowers Onto A Thin White Satin Ribbon Bow, You Also Added
Foliage (From The Die Set) As Accents.
Sue, Thank You So Very Much For Giving One Of Us The Chance To Win This Phenomenal 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
Thank You For The Daily Inspiration Which I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do, You Inspire Me Everyday!!!!
Good Luck To Whom Ever Wins Today’s Masterpiece 🤞🍀

CCM said...


So vibrant and cheerful! What a lovely card will make for Valentine's day! The design can be used for anniversary, wedding and b-day cards with some warm colors, less bright. Great inspiration for us all. Thank you. Good luck everybody.

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

Pawprintx4 said...

This is such a yummy card. I think everyone has used all the adjectives to describe this beauty. Ya can't go wrong with Pixies!
Wendy, you and I must be doing the same crafting....Pixie cocktails!
Everyone, I hope that all of you have sunshine and a very good day.
The Northeast is having a snowstorm here in the states so our temps have dropped but still have sun...happy!
Stephanie K

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Wow what a stunning caRd love the gorgeous pixie powder colours & the cascading hearts
Sending good wishes to all

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, I'd forgotten that this is your Wednesday give away card. Still trying to get my brain in gear since we got back home. Such a beautiful card. Loving the background, cascading hearts with the glitter behind and the lovely flowers too. I ordered this die whilst in S.A. and it was waiting for me here. However, I haven't had time to really sit down and use them yet, but I keep admiring themvevery day.
Gosh!! I couldn't believe how big your lavish accented octagon die is in real life. Brilliant. Will have to source your designs to remind me. Hugs xx Pauline

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and the pixie powder background is so vibrant, love it. I have spent the morning making pixie powder backgrounds including a couple of sheets of acetate with your caught in crystal technique with the pixies and lacquer, great fun
Karen M welcome home, I'm sure you're feeling the cold after so long in sunny Australia

Love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends

Neene said...

Stunning as always. I’m in The States at the moment looking after my daughter. I can’t wait to return home to try out this technique!!!

Sue MacFall said...

What a great card you are offering to us - love the layout and colours. Thank you Sue.

Sharon Tarpinian said...

Due I just took a class using pixie powder. I'm so happy to see how the expert - you - brings it to the max and shows how beautiful this technique can be. Thanks again for sharing all your teachings with us.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

My partner had this design made for me with some special words from a favourite song for Valentine's Day. Sadly, he accidentally spilt red wine on it! Love the design.

Susan Battensby said...

So, so pretty, I love it. x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Such a beautiful Card. I love it all, the layout, the dies, the background and the colour scheme. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

What’s not to like about this card? I love the vibrancy and intensity of the colours. The hearts look great in white with sparkles underneath, and the flowers are gorgeous. The perfect font words finish it off beautifully. Can you tell I like it?

Love Helen xxx

Craftcornucopia said...

I'm definitely getting into these pixie powders, having made a honey-themed design with the yellow and gold colours behind a cut through of the last gemini centre and the hexagons to make a sentiment feature.

I haven't tried this red combo yet, but this design has spurred me on to have a go.

Thanks for all your inspiration Sue.

Diane in Wales xx

SuzzieQ said...

Oh, so elegant! I am loving this card. What a lovely combination of red pixie powder using Lava Red and Candy Pink. I may have to put on my gloves today and sprinkle some pixie powder. Great job on getting the light to dark background reds. All of the elements come together so well. Perfect.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning weekly giveaway and I just love the cascading hearts die which works so perfectly with those stunning pixie powders....

Sherry said...

oooo so pretty

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue, what a beauty for the Wednesday giveaway! I have used these two colours together with a lovely result, but don’t think my colours were so intense. Love that die, thank you Sue for the inspiration.

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous colour background, goes so well with those dies too.

Barbara said...

Running out of adjectives to describe your cards. The colours are gorgeous and the cascading hearts die is really pretty.
Lucky person who wins this work of art!!!

Narrowboat girl said...

Hi Sue. The background colours are just so vibrant & I love the contrast with the white. Simply gorgeous

Yvonne H said...

Good evening Sue
A beautiful card with your cascading hearts & pixie powders background. Yvonne xx

ursula said...

Oh wow, oh so the pixie powder background, the vibrant colour is amazing, then the subtle tone of the hearts and flowers, oh what an outstanding card...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

CraftyJo said...

This is gorgeous :)

Mavis L said...

Hi Sue. What a wonderful card love the 2 colours
together lovely giveaway and love to own.Mavis L x

Beverley Watson said...

I am so pleased to see the Passion flowers make an appearance, and what gorgeous pixie colour you have achieved. Thanks as ever for the inspiration X X

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning! Love the two Pixie Powder colours together and the row of hearts is gorgeous. Wonderful card anyone would love to own.
Di B. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card. Love the pixie powders and passion flowers. So pretty!
Lyn R, Warrington xx

dragonswing said...

Such a pretty, cheerful card!! And we need cheer today since our spring is looking more like winter with all the snow we got last night.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wow Sue what a beautiful card x the red and pink pixies look lush together x the flowers are gorgeous x hubby bought me the cascading hearts for valentines day and I am so grateful x the die will last loads longer than flowers and definitely alot longer than chocolate ! Thankyou Sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Theresa Pace said...

great background. very valentine sort of feel card, hugs xx

Eunice said...

What an amazing card Sue, to be able to send something this beautiful to a dear friend would be amazing!!!!

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone
A wonderful, stunning card with this amazing background and the
cascading hearts.

It's lovely we had sunshine today Ann but oh boy do I need to
do a proper spring clean for you can see all the dust now Lol
Sharon, hope to meet up with you soon x
Pam, where are you ? Anyone know ?
I hope all well with Elaine and Rosemarie and anyone else
Take care all, Maria x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, This card is absolutely beautiful, I LOVE it.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue!
The colour on this card background is gorgeous, really must try Lava Red and Candy Pink together asap!!
This is a beautiful card and the winner will certainly be jumping for joy!!
Lesley S x

Littlelamb said...

Gorgeous card Sye. A great freebie card. Thank you.

Sandra Smith said...

Oh! I love hearts! This card is fabulous! A must have die set for sure!

Latenight SandyH said...

Beautiful card. Love the dies you have used and anything with pixie powders is a hit with me.

Take care everyone.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hi Sue,

Such a beautiful card. The vibrant pixie background really make the hearts come to life and the flowers are just gorgeous. Could be used for so many occasions.


Mary Hodgson said...

What a lovely card, love the colours and fine work, it would be nice to win it. Thank you

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, love this card, and the Pixie Powders always make a card stand out.

Owlish said...

I love everything about this card great colours
absolutely gorgeous and I love that it says hello
So Hello all & thank you

sued99 said...

Absolutely lovely card. X

Fikreta said...

its amazing card!
would love to have it on my card display.

Jan.moogie said...

Sorry its late for my comment but am on catch up at the moment. Stunning card Sue and love this die. Have a thing for anything cascading. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx