Wednesday, 11 April 2018


Hello there my crafty friends!  Today's card is a really striking cityscape card.  I just love how the pixie powders look in the background, don't you!  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Infinity Loops embossing folder.  Next I made a background using Midnight Blue and Aqua Lagoon pixie powders and allowed it to dry well.  I cut a circle out of it to use as my background, then cut my cityscape out of white gloss card.  I layered them up with mounting foam and added them to my pixied circle.  I cut the moon using the small circle from the City Skyline set and then cut it in half again to create a crescent moon and glued it in the sky.  I added the cityscape to a black gloss circle cut from the Double Pierced Noble Circles and attached it to my background with foam.  Next I cut the word dream from the Inspirational Word die set out of the same pixied piece.  I cut one more out of black card and used it as a shadow behind before mounting the word on the bottom portion of the background.  White and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  8" in size.  I am not offering a Wednesday card giveaway this week as we will be starting the April die release here tomorrow morning.  Don't fret though, there will be loads of dies given away in the coming week or so at the end of the launch!  All for now, Sue x

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hollyberry said...

Love everything about this card. The embossing folder,colour of the pixie powder background and the dies.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Striking card ! Love the pixie background and the words using it as well. With the alphabet set you could put any words to suit, the black shadows really make it all pop.

Looking forward to the release too, must admit to having had a sneak peek and can't wait to see your samples using some pretty fabulous looking die sets, in fact I have preordered a couple already, one perfect for my grandsons birthday next month.

Hugs to all and missing friends

Muriel x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. The pixie background is perfect for the sky and I love the scene. Sue xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a great card, already I can see Santa in the skyline lol,
sorry to think so far ahead.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Clai01 said...

Love how the shades of blue with the pixies mix in together. x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a fabulous card today, the pixie powder background works beautifully for the sky, and using white instead of black for the die cut is really effective. Looking forward to the new die launch, have had a sneak peek and there are some awesome new sets. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love the pixie sky. Great card .
Jan x

TDQ Karen said...

Brilliant card love the background x

Karen Drew said...

Great card. Love the colours and adore this die
Karen xx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue x xhazel

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great background. Bring on the blogathon!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, would like to give this one a home. The pixie powders fab.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, would like to give this one a home. The pixie powders fab.

Jan.moogie said...

I adore your cityscape dies and just what you do with them Sue and this one is no exception, but the piece a resistance is those pixie powder backgrounds. Love them. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Marion Scott said...

Lovely card Sue. Like others I am looking forward to the launch of your new die release.

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card the pixie powders are great. I'm looming forward to seeing your new release xx

Debra K. said...

Great card! Love the sky. Debra x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh what a fantastic card to wake up to this morning, love it and as you say the pixie powder colours in the background are amazing.

Looking forward to the blog launch

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

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with your pixie powders background. Yvonne xx

Donita Naylor said...

What a cinematic card! Drama in sky, and a bright moon lighting up the city.
I can almost see the kid with the fishing pole, his legs dangling off the moon like in the Dreamworks logo.
Thanks for rolling out a new launch. It's like we get dessert at every meal and again before bedtime.
Good thing samples aren't fattening!
Best to all,

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card Sue, the pixie colours look fab. Couldn’t make Ali Pali this time. We have just rescued a cat that had been dumped by careless owners, so he needed all my attention.
Annette x

CraftyCoffey said...

Stunning card, absolutely love the background colours.

Looking forward to seeing your launch with your new Dies as I’ve pre ordered 3 of them.


Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

I have named this card New York City by Moonlight as that is what it reminds me of with the Empire State Building in the center of the card. The sky is fabulous done in pixie powders. Looking forward to your launch tomorrow. I am always eager to see your samples and know they will be wonderful.

Have a wonderful day.


Jan Jay said...

Wow this is gorgeous Sue, I live to see what you do with the dies I'm not sure I could do much with. You give so much inspiration this is now going on my wanted list!! x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Such amazing card his morning. I love tieback ground created with the pixie powders and the layered city skyline works so well layered.
Looking forward to seeing all your creations with the new dies.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

karenlotty said...

PP’s make a perfect “sky” A lovely card and to do City scenes in white looks gorgeous- Something I wouldn’t have thought to do

Chris Curry said...

What a fantastic card Sue. So beautiful, and a perfect sentiment for my grand daughter. Something I will have to copy I think. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card and sentiment the really 'pops' with the gorgeous Pixie powder background.
Looking forward to seeing your new collection tomorrow. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Love the cityscapes. The pixie powders are gorgeous and have a brilliant effect.

Barbara V

Judith Tucker said...

I love everything about this card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Love the cityscapes. The pixie powders are gorgeous and have a brilliant effect.

Barbara V

Barbara (C) said...

The pixie powders make a perfect backdrop to the cityscape die. A great card for a man or maybe a city worker

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a eye catching card today love the colours used as always the pixie powders are great

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them

Have a good day all and stay safe

Hunnymummy54 from MK

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card, the pixied background is fabulous and I love the cityscape in white.
Looking forward to the launch tomorrow and seeing an abundance of inspiration.
B xx

stitchingranny said...

This is a lovely card and as others have said would make a great man's card. My son loves America and this card would be perfect for him.

Hugs Helen xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Brilliant card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - the white gloss card really stands out against the beautiful blues of the pixie powders. The overall effect is stunning. Looking forward to your launch tomorrow and more amazing samples. Sending best wishes

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

The cityscape dies work just as beautifully in white gloss card as they do in black, especially with that stunning PP sky and that Infinity Loops folder is growing on me too...

Looking forward to the die launch tomorrow!...


rosiejt said...

What an effective card!

Scottydog said...

Morning Sue
What a difference the colour makes, this white version is so different from the black & I love it, not so dark & brooding! That pixie is background is stunning. A great combination, thank you, Sue.
Roll on tomorrow, can’t wait to see what you do with your new young ladies!

Anne said...

A gorgeous card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

June Horrocks said...

Beautiful card sue everything about it is great love the pixi powers vibrant blue the die is a must have
Love june Horrocks xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Remarkable! The skyline cut in white really works and of course the pixie background is wonderful.


Heather R Oxfordshire

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,

love the pixies "heaven" and the city dies very much... a beautiful card.

Rolf xxx

Susan Battensby said...

Beautiful card and colours.

Tressa said...

I like all aspects of this great card.


Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card this morning Sue. The skyline dies are not my thing but you have made such a brilliant show of this one. I love the pixie powder sky and that little moon is fabulous. Oh yes and the embossing folder is lovely.....must have missed this one. Stephanie you have been missing for a few days hope all is well. Sending everyone best wishes on its once more awful miserable morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Gorgeous card the city skyline looks so different in white it's fabulous I love the pixie powdered sky
Looking forward to your new launch!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love that background.
Beverley W xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what a dramatic background created by the pixie powders against the beautiful skyline of the New York landscape. How exciting to hear the new release is due, cannot wait!!!! WakeyL

dmj said...

Love the background, and that embossing folder
is so useful, I've used it on a lot of cards!!

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue the skyline die cut really stands out against the pixie blue background. Very impressive. Love from Jackie xx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, WOW, the white city scape is definitely my favourite especially against that gorgeous pixie powder sky. Another great embossing folder. Just such a lovely card.
Looking forward to seeing your new dies and samples. Hugs xx Pauline

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I do love those dies and Pixie Powders are amazing. I am looking forward to the new die release it is all so exciting. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. The pixie powders make a dramatic background to your great city scape.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the white City Skyline against blue Pixie background.
Looking forward to tomorrow's launch.
Can't wait!
Véronique L

gwen70 said...

Quite simply stunning, love it

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, cutting the cityscape in white gives it a totally different look to the silhouette version and against the pixied sky it is lovely.
Looking forward to tomorrow and seeing your new dies in action.


Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's a WOWSER card, so truly cosmopolitan. And the beauty is, I'm waiting for the die to arrive with the others I've pre-ordered.
And then you go and spoil us further by making a pixie background - those colours are soooo good.
Hugs, Rose

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a strikingly beautiful card...really has the WOW factor!!

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card. Like the Pixie Powder background. Thank you.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card. The City Skyline die is
Evis M.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Blog 2016
First Of All I Must Apologise For Not Commenting Yesterday, I Had IPad Problems
I Tried Several Times But No Success So I’m So Sorry!!!!! Stressed!!!!
Today’s Card Is “MAGNIFICENT” I’m Lucky Enough To Have This Particular Die Set
(Someone’s Already Mentioned This Will Be Great As Part Of A Christmas Card)”
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/Black Gloss/White Gloss Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Infinity Loops Embossing Folder Designed By Sue Wilson”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders Midnight Blue/Aqua Lagoon”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning Cutting Dies For 2017
“Sue Wilson’s City Skyline Die Set” (From The Circle Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Double Pierced Circle Die Set” (From The Noble Collection 10 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Dream Die Set” (From The Inspirational Words Die Set Collection 6 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Began Today’s Card By Embossing A Piece Of Coconut White Foundation Card Using
The Infinity Loops Embossing Folder, Next You Created A Exceptional Background By Using Your
Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders, (You Mentioned That We Need To Allow The Background To Dry Throughly)
Then You Cut Out A Circle From The Pixie Powdered Background So This Becomes The Background
Then You Cut Out The Cityscape Out Of White Gloss Foundation Card You Layered Them Up Using Mounting Foam.
Then You Added Them To Your Pixie Powdered Circle.
You Cut Out The Moon Using The Small Circle From The City Skyline Die Set Then Cut It In Half To Create A Cresent
Moon, You Glued It In The Sky........
You Added The Cityscape To A Black Gloss Foundation Card Circle Base Cut Out From Double Pierced Noble
Circles, Then You Attached This To The Embossed Background With Mounting Foam.
Sue, Then You Cut Out The Word “DREAM” From The Inspirational Word Die Set Cut Out Of The Same
Pixie Powdered Background Paper, you Also Cut Out One From Black Which You Used As A Shadow
Then You Attached To Your Base Card Which Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Thank You Sue, For The Daily Inspiration, You Inspire Me Everyday!! I’m Truly Grateful Thank You So Very Much
For This Truly Tremendous Blog
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love this, and the embossed background fits the dream theme perfectly

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card.
Rosemary xx

CraftyJo said...

I love everything about this - just my 'cup of tea' :)

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Everything about this card is wow. Love the skyline die. That embossing folder is beautiful. And combined with those Pixie Powders it is gorgeous x
Never tire of my favourite sparkly powders. I still have a pile of backgrounds from when I had an intense pixie-ing session. I like to just look at them they are all so pretty even where I have used just one colour. When you use 2/3 or even 4 of the colours together the end result is so amazingly satisfying. Still waiting for some one to give me the inside scoop on the new shimmer shakers x
Beside myself with anticipation for the new launch. Having seen the new dies I know we are in for an amazing blogathon. Lots of variety and happy dies as well as useful and pretty additions - excited - me - oh yes x
So can't see me getting too much sleep as I always feel like a child on Christmas Eve the night before a launch x
Sending lots of love to all specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

lindyloo12 said...

Love the dramatic effect of the pixie powders on the card!

CCM said...

The great design and lovely colors make this dream card. I really want the City Skyline set.Looking forward to the new die launch.
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

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x I love the pixied background it really shows of the cityscape perfectly x really looking forward to seeing the new dies x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Wow, lovely card. I love the PP background and the city skyline looks great and so different in white. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Pawprintx4 said...

Another take on the skyline die with Pixies and that great new embossing folder also.I just got the Sublime Swirls folder which I love.I have been obsessed with embossing folders of late it seems even though one has probably killed my Vagabond. Hubby is still working on the possible fix.
Can't wait for the new launch. My poor bank account.
Stephanie K

Suzzette Yandle said...

A great cityscape. The Midnight Blue and Aqua Lagoon pixie powders make a great sky. I think I will play with these colors of pixie powder today for a couple background layers to have on hand. I hope I remember to wear my gloves today so I don't have blue hands. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Looking forward to your latest release of products. I caught a preview on Julia's site of your beautiful dies and stamps. And I am pleased to say there are numberous dies I just must have in my collection. I hope my visa card does not spontaneously combust while using it. It is going to be red hot!

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Can't wait for tomorrow I am so in love with so many of your new collection. I have already ordered 2 of them along with your new word stamps but I know that as soon as I see your samples others will be winging my way.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card today. I love this die, in fact I bought it and the embossing folder at Ally Pally last weekend. Looking forward to the launch of your new dies.


alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. I particularly like that embossing folder and of course the pixie powder background.
Looking forward to the new launch.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Sue MacFall said...

Thank you Sue for another atmospheric city scene - looks great.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I LOVE the background you have created with your Pixie Powders it look beautiful and is the perfect backdrop for the Cityscape skyline.
Looking forward to seeing your new launch. Hugs, Brenda xxx

Barbara said...

Lovely card!
Really looking forward to the launch and seeing you work your magic with all the new stamps and dies.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, the pixied background looks great behind the city skyline. Looking forward to tomorrow and have already preordered a couple of dies
Love and hugs to everyone

Sherry said...

beautiful! love that background!

BenteS said...

This is gorgeous - love it :))

Jean said...


ursula said...

Beautiful card...luv Ursula xx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
A very striking card,love everything about it ,
Best wishes
Karen M

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card for us today love the skyline Die gorgeous
Love & Hugs Lynda xx

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card sue loving the new embossing folders. Laura O Springfield

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card showing your lovely cityscape with the gorgeous Pixie Powdered sky in the background.
A really great creation!!!
Lesley S x

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love your stunning Pixie background and the white Skyline die. Looking forward to your new launch tomorrow too as you bring your dies to life. Xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card with the city skyline. Love the background too.
Di B. x

Eunice said...

Really like this card Sue, especially the pixie powder sky!!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! A truly beautiful card !!! The City Skyscraper die looks fantastic and I really love those beautiful Pixie Powders. I have the Infinity Embossing Folder and it is gorgeous. I am looking forward to your new die release. I can't wait to see all your new dies and fabulous cards. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card today. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres X X X

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card. Love the skyline and the pixie colours, looks lovely.

I agree with Beverly, it reminds me of New York too, not that I’ve been. Hubby was going to take me for my 40th birthday, but ended up having an operation that day instead. Hey ho! Long time ago, still not been.....hopefully one day...

Looking forward to the new release and all the samples. Think we’re in for a treat.

Love Helen xxx

Latenight SandyH said...

Beautiful card. The pixie powder background to the skyline is super.
Take care everyone.

Vie Carter said...

Love this card, fabulous

cannot wait to see the new die releases


cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What a striking card! The pixie powder background is awesome!
Hugs x
Heather T

sued99 said...

Just love this card. The blue is so vibrant. X

SHARICA said...

Love the whole thing ... card and die sets xxx

Viki Banaszak said...

What a great card! I love how the word dream is rippled on one side. Great colors too.

Fikreta said...

Amazing card!

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning card Sue
Gr Karin

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

beautiful post. love this die set

Owlish said...

This is a very striking skyline card
Great colours

Theresa Pace said...

love this card and i have to get this die. since i have discovered white collar i have fallen in love with new york, hugs xx

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
Wow that is stunning I love your cityscape dies.
With best wishes
Elaine Ann