Monday, 30 April 2018

Always & Forever

Hi crafters!  I love the way this card came out, but it sat on my desk for quite awhile before I figured out what I thought it needed! I started by cutting the Crux Gemini die into opposite corners.  I used a sticky adhesive sheet and coated it with Iced Snow, then mounted it under the card with the acetate side upwards showing through the corners.  Next I used a piece of card that I had covered with Lava Red and Emerald Green Pixie powders.  I cut the Heather backing die out of it, six of the Passion Flowers and the sentiment.  I added the decorative Heather die in white to the backing.  I cut the centre of the Sophia die in white and cut it in half.  I mounted it so it was sticking out from behind the Heather die and attached it in the centre of the card.  I used the centre of the Michelle die as a backing for the sentiment, which was cut from the Wedded Bliss Frame  I added small earls to each of the flowers and mounted them in opposite corners, adding a thin satin ribbon bow and decorative leaves.  The card was completed with white on white mats.  The finished dimensions are 8" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x











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110 comments:

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the colours everything.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card Sue,love the flowers and the delicate bow.

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Good morning Sue,

What an absolutely stunning card. I love the colours and the effect they create when cut out with the flowers. Just beautiful!

Love, Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a really beautiful card, love everything about it, especially the gemini die cut in the corners, great idea to put the acetate side upwards, gives a totally different effect. Have a great day everyone. Bx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, beautiful just beautiful,

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

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Pretty and sparkly x
That combination of the red and green pixie powders together is gorgeous x
I have been awake for ages listening to the rain. It is only just slowing down after a couple of hours of really hammering it down. Perfect day for shutting myself away to craft. Hmmmm I wonder - watch this space x
Lots of love to all specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

TDQ Karen said...

Really love the splashes of colour Beautiful

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Just one word to describe this card Stunning.
Jan x

catherine lyons said...

A beautiful card love the colours and the pretty flowers.
Catherine v94 xx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, stunning card, so pretty and I love the colour combination of the pixie powders.
Marion S x

Debra K. said...

Absolutely gorgeous card today! Such a lovely design and the pixie powder colours look wonderful especially when used as the flowers. Debra x

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous card! Love the sparkling background and the topper, and just ADORE the Passion Flowers!

Clai01 said...

lovely especially for a Christmas or Winter wedding especially x

Nina Spear said...

Stunning, I just love the gemini die x

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx hazel

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. You sure know to lift that Monday morning feeling, what a beauty, from the bling to that happy pop of colour, how can anyone not enjoy starting their day with a sample such as this. So you also have the odd 'lingering' part made part finished sample/card sitting in your work area lol phew, thank goodness for that, a true crafter lol. I've had a part made baby boy card order slumped and waiting to be finished for at least a month ! I started it when I was told the baby had been born (28th March ) I then became off colour and ended up in hospital, I did notify the lady that ordered it and said I wouldn't be offended if she wanted to shop buy rather than wait for goodness how long and that she'd probably be asking for this child's 1st birthday card before I felt well enough to do the baby congrats lol. She refuses point blank to shop buy and wouldn't even insult me by buying me a get well, I had to smile at that one bless her heart. So I'm thrilled you also have the hanger on'ers Sue that makes me feel sooo much better thank you lol.
So after my twaddle and life story I'll pop off and send you hugs for the day ☺ xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, pretty colours.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Stunning card! I love all the dies used today (especially the 'Heather one' lol!). I think iced snow is my absolute favourite of all my glitters and is definately my most used. The pixie powder Passion flowers are beautiful I love the pearls in the centre as well. The Gemini sets of dies are always my first purchase of each launch and this one is gorgeous.
Hugs x
Heather T

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card, love the shot of colour.

Michele

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Another crux card ..... the more I see it the more I need it quicker. I am going in holiday in a weeks time so it would be pointless getting it now..... but I am thinking..... first job when I get home YES. A beautiful sample Sue. Lovely and lacy. You know how to tempt us. Sending best wishes to everyone this very dull morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with a 'pop' of lovely colour and some gorgeous 'bling'.x

Lyn Cleasby said...

Lovely colour, inspiring card.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. The red and green pixies make a fabulous pop of colour.
B xx

Jan Sayer said...

A lovely card especially the combination of pixie powders to create the flowers.
Jan
Northampton

Narrowboat girl said...

This is gorgeous Sue. Just the right amount of colour to make the card zing without being over the top.

stitchingranny said...

A stunning card today Sue.

Hugs Helen xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Fab colours.

Anne said...

Gorgeous card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x The crux die is lovely and the pop of colour on the flowers and behind the heather is gorgeous x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a really gorgeous card. The corners are beautiful and I love the use of acetate. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

karenlotty said...

Beautiful I love the red and green pop of colour
I know nature has a lot of red and green together but I’m colour blind so I find it hard to put red and green together But I will give it a try

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is absolutely stunning - I think most of us have used that word today - love everything about it, the combination of dies is spot-on with the lovely Crux in the background, just the right amount of bling with the Iced Snow peeping through the cuts and you picked the perfect strong colours of Pixie Powders to add that Wow! factor to the flowers, sentiment and backing plate - all-in-all Sue, a masterpiece!!

Izzy

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Stunning card it is perfect and it will fit into a bought envelope. Definitely one of my top ten cards.

Suemac said...

Absolutely stunning

rosiejt said...

What an amazing card!

STELLA MUNN said...

Really lovely card. Thanks Sue xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love the crux die, on my list of must haves

Susan Battensby said...

Lovely card, gorgeous colours.
x

Chris Curry said...

Love this card Sue, love how you’re have used the pixie powders. They make it very striking. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

Scottydog said...

Another Sue Wilson beauty! I just love that Crux die, it’s moved to the top of the list! Love the pixie powder combination. Thank you Sue for the inspiration.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the use of pixie powders they make such a difference on a card giving a lovely pop of colour.
Lydia
x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, what a lovely card. Pretty colours and background together with the beautiful flowers. X

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow what a exquisite card today & the colour combination that you have used is just perfect.Yvonne xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wowwwwwwwwwww Sue this is fab and gorgeoussssssssss
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

You always seem to know when the day needs a cheerful looking card ti brighten it up and this creation does just that. Lovely.

Heather R Oxfordshire

June Horrocks said...

Everything about this card is beautiful just stunning thank you steph so pleased you are feeling better
Love June Horrocks xxxxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. As you are probably aware, I really love the Crux Gemini die, so it goes without saying that I really love this card. I wouldn't have thought of using it in this orientation with glitter behind it and am so grateful for the inspiration.

Lisbeth

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, do love that Gemini die and the colours and flowers just set it off nicely. Love Jean xxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the die and the pop of colour with the pixie powders really sets it of.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx#

Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Stuning card this morning. Everything about it is just simply gorgeous. The pixie powders and the flowers especially.

Barbara V

Anonymous said...

a scrumptious card this morning. Love the lay out. Hugs WALES FOR EVER. XXXX

Kate's Cards said...

This card is amazing! Xx

sued99 said...

I find this card a little too busy for me although I love all the elements of it. The pixie powder flowers are gorgeous and I like the sparkle of the background. X

ursula said...

Oh yes, another beauty, just love this card, just what I like to make....beautiful...luv Ursula xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
I think you used this card in the January release, one of the reasons I got hooked on pixie powders- what a fabulous combination of colours and dies too. The flowers are beautiful !
Hugs
Muriel x

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, lovely mix of colours
Margaret from Huddersfield

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card it is just so pretty I love all those dies. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue!
A really beautiful card to brighten up a very wet morning in West Sussex, in fact the sun is niot to be seen again until Thursdsy!
I have just bought the Crux die as I really like it. Lava Red and Emerald Green Pixie Powders go so well together and add a great touch to this gorgeous card.
Lesley S x

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

what an amazing delicate card this is... and stunning colours.

Rolf xxx

Pussycats said...

Hello Sue and all
Stunning card this morning . I love the colours your have created from the Pixie powders. The sparkle popping through the back ground works beautifully.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A very pretty card. Love the dies you have used and the pixie powder looks great. Obviously, I love the flowers too.

Love Helen xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. I love how you have used your beautiful Gemini die and the splash of colour with your Pixie powders on the flowers. All totally gorgeous.

Sue MacFall said...

What lovely dies these are - love the background and the colours are so pretty. Thank you Sue

Donita Naylor said...

I'm a big Crux fan, too, and also love the Passion Flowers. Unlike everyone else, though, I didn't like the red and green Pixie Powders, unless those were the wedding colors. To me, they messed up the purity of the all-white wedding card. On the other hand, those little pearls in the centers of the flowers just make me melt.

I was thinking that if you put the paper with the Crux apertures onto the sticky paper first, and then applied the Iced Snow, you wouldn't waste a lot of Iced Snow under the focal element, which covers the entire center of the card. Unless I'm missing something.

This weekend, I discovered that one set of the little flowers that came with the Spring Branch is just the right size to fill the little flower shapes in the Flora die. Takes forever but really pretty.

Best to all,
Donita in Rhode Island

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card . love Jean Z xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and I love the crux Die cut into the corners as well as the bold colours of the pixie powders

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow...so beautiful. Great contrast.

Jan D., FL, USA

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. I love all the white layers with the hint of colour and the floral decoration is delightful. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Blog For 2016
This Mornings Card Is Truly Magnificent If I Remember Correctly You Made A Similar
Card Using The Same Pixie Powders Plus Design For Your Wonderful Daughter Heather’s Birthday
I’m Not Sure Whether The Sentiment Was Exactly The Same..................
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Piercing Ruler 12”/30cm”
“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 3mm Self Adhesive Flat Backed Pearls”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Lava Red/Emerald Green Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning Dies For 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Passion Flower Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 23 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Crux Gemini Die Set” (From The Gemini Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Heather Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Sophia Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 6 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Michelle Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Wedded Bliss Frame Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Began Today’s Luxurious Card, By Cutting The Crux Gemini Die Out Of Coconut White Foundation Card
Cutting Them Out In Opposite Corners.
Then You Used A Sticky Adhesive Sheet Which You Coated With Iced Snow Then You Mounted It Under the Card
Sue, Next You Created A Phenomenal Pixie Powdered Piece Of Card You Used Lava Red/Emerald Green Extremely
Beautiful Colours Together.
Sue, Then You Cut The Heather Die Backing Die Out Of The Pixie Powdered Card Also Six Opulent Passion Flowers
Also The Sentiment Just Exquisite, Then You Added The Decorative Heather Die Out Of Coconut White Foundation Card
To The Backing, You Cut The Centre Of The Sophia Die Set From Coconut White Foundation Card Then You Cut This
In Half, Gluing Behind The Heather Die Then You Attached This To The Centre Of Your Card, You Used The Centre Of
The Michelle Die As The Backing For The Sentiment Which Came From The Wedded Bliss Frame Die Set You Added
3mm White Pearls To Each Of The Flowers Then Placed In Opposite Corners You Added A Thin White Satin Ribbon
Also Adding The Decorative Leaves That Come Within The Die Set Adding Mounting Foam To The Back Then Attached
To A White/White Mat/Layer Which Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Sue, Thank You For Sharing This Masterpiece, Thank You For The Inspiration Which I Truly Appreciate............
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

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A fabulous technique and a stunning card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pawprintx4 said...

Love this card although I would use for something other than a wedding card as I don't need any. I love the Crux die which is on my wish list and the flowers are beautiful.
Everyone, have a great afternoon,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card! I especially like the background made using the Crux die.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue but I don’t have any of those dies unfortunately. Never mind I can just look at this card.

Nana on the Hill said...

Love the colours, gorgeous flowers as always x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is a stunning card and I love everything about it.

Frances

Laura O' Connor said...

Wow sue this is a stunning card love the flowers beautiful colours. Laura O Springfield

Sandie Braithwaite said...

The Crux Gemini die is so lovely, as is this card.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card for us to admire and drool over today!! I particularly like the Passion flowers especially with the pixie powders on them. What a fabulous combination of colours in the Lava Red and Emerald Green - will definitely be giving that one a go!
Sending love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Tressa said...

I like the design of this and the way you have used the acetate. I am not so sure about the colours with this though as much as I love Pixie Powders normally.

Teresa

Diane King said...

Love this. X

Pauline Austen said...

What a gorgeous card, Sue. I love those flowers and use mine such a lot. Just got back from spending time with my sister. Why is there never enough time to smell the roses,
However I do love your card today, it is so pretty. Many of our younger generation appreciate colourful weddings and this would be a great card to send them. Hugs xx Pauline

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

beautiful post and love that mix of pixie powders....

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful Card today, Love the Pixi Powders. This card really sings to me. Hugs Brenda xxx

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours too

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Elegant and beautiful card for an anniversary, or any other occasion with a different sentiment.In my opinion, the colors are unusual for a wedding card, but who said it has to be for a wedding, right?
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...

I just love everything about this card and hope to make something as lovely for my friends Diamond wedding anniversary later in the year. Anne7 from Calne xx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card,very elegant and I love the touch of colour from the pixie powders,
Best wishes
Karen M

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!!!
I love the colours you got with the Pixie Powders.

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous creation Sue, love the beautiful color combo and design!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

lovestamping said...

A beautiful card. Delightful dies.... as usual

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue
Gorgeous card today love the pop of colour
all the Dies are beautiful they come to life after being cut out.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

A glorious combination of dies in your card today that speaks of elegance and grace. Love the bling behind the Crux die cuts. Your pixie powders give an autumnal feel to the card.

Beverly

Fikreta said...

beautiful card !

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. A beautiful sparkly card. Those Passion Flowers look gorgeous with the Pixies behind them. Xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card you’ve made.

Eunice said...

Lovely card Sue, especially love the colors of the pixie powders. The dies are amazing, thanks for you ideas.

Latenight SandyH said...

Fabulous card. Wish I'd known you were going to feature this beauty today. On Sunday I spent ages tracking down this card and another one using the Passion Flower die. Love the Gemini Crux and the pixied flowers together. I don't have all the dies you've used in the centre of the card but I'm sure I can find suitable substitutes to be able to make a version of this lovely card.
Take care everyone.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, great colours. Sue xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning just amazingly stunning xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue
This is stunning card absolutely beautiful. I love the colours you have used.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Vie Carter said...

very pretty

Vie
x

hettygarlick said...

What a gorgeous card. I really love the pixie colours.

Marie P from Longridge said...

What a beautiful card Sue.My wish list is screaming at me as I don't have any of these dies and although I'm building up my supply of Pixie Powders I don't have these colours.
I just watched Hochanda on my PC and your dies on there are also shouting BUY ME BUY ME
I think it's time that I stopped buying for a while and started using the ones I have.
Absolutely everything about today's card is gorgeous. Thank you so much Sue.
Marie P.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
When I saw this card I thought "WOW", it is absolutely beautiful, both the dies used and the pixied cardstock. Just fabulous, right up my street. Thank you for showing us.
Hugs, Rose

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
Striking card, love the colours used. I don't have much success with pixie powders, I only have a few so perhaps it's my choice of colours that's wrong.
Best wishes
Dorianne

dmj from kett said...




Wow, what a stunning card,



Doreen x

Karen Drew said...

Absolutely beautiful
Luv
Karen xx

julie laz said...

This card is beautiful sue,crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Dawn Holben said...

I love the colours on this, they are gorgeous and i do love the crux gemini die on the background. Another fab die i need to get lol.