Monday, 9 April 2018

Thank You

Hi crafters!  Cut a piece of coconut white card and using the Heart Strings embossing folder, emboss this piece to add texture to the background.  Mat with a slightly larger piece of black card and set aside.  On a separate piece of coconut white card, sprinkle Emerald Green, Lava Red and Candy Pink Pixie Powders all over the sheet. Spritz with water to activate the powders.  Either allow them to dry naturally or use a heat tool to speed up the process.  From this sheet, die cut the open flowers from the Passion Flower die set.  You will need several of each of the sizes, approx. 10 in total. Cut the corresponding sizes of the decorative flower out of coconut white card and glue them together so the pixie powdered piece shows through.  Add mounting foam to the backs of each piece them arrange them on your background from the upper left corner across the card to the lower right corner.  Out of coconut white card, cut additional leaves of all sizes from the flower set and add in around the flowers as desired.  Cut the Thank you mini expression die out of black card and glue to the open area of the background in the upper right area of the card.  Complete the card with a white paper pierced mat, a thin black mat and a final coconut white card mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 ¾” x  8 ¾” in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Fab flowers.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card with gorgeous flowers.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, absolutely love the card today, the pop of colour on the flowers really works with all the white. Have a great day all. Bx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful. Great use of the powders to give a pop of colour

Karen Drew said...

Gorgeous card. Love the flowers
Karen xx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Your card today is what I call a floral delight. I love the pop of color that you get from the pixie powders peaking out from behind the floral die cuts.

Hope that your weekend at Ally Pally was a great success.

Have a wonderful day.


Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very pretty card, love the 'pop' of colour! X

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card, the pixie colours behind the flowers is gorgeous. Sue xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
Take care and have a rest.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely card, I think it is the one that sealed the deal and made me HAVE TO have the passionflower die. Love the pixie powder background fabulous colours together, the embossing folder is a favourite too.
Hope you get a chance to rest up after Ally Pally and before your April release,
Hugs to all
Muriel x

Lyn Cleasby said...

Lovely card, Sue. My Passion flower dies arrived today so I am off to have a play.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Thank you for sharing this lovely colourful card this morning.
Jan x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all

Stunning card this morning . I love the embossed the back ground and the colours created from the pixie powders. As always the finishing touches with flowers work so well.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, I hope everyone had a good time at ally pally.
Thank you for all the kind thoughts, really cheered me up.

Clai01 said...

Love how the pixie colours look so great together and love the card of course! x

CraftyCoffey said...

Gorgeous card, really lovely.


Debra K. said...

Gorgeous card! Absolutely love your flowers in white with the hint of the Pixie powder colours behind and the lovely embossing. A wonderful card design today. Debra x

Marion Scott said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colour created for the flowers
Marion S x.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card love the colours and the dies used really pretty flowers and the Embossing folder is an eyecatcher too

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day and stay safe all

Hunnymummy54 from MK

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely card today. I expect you are really tired after Ally Pally

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

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.Great flowers.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Stunning, very chic. Just love this card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a really lovely card, the colours are so subtle and pretty. Hope you had a good weekend and having a well-earned rest today.

Chris Curry said...

A great card Sue. I love how you have done the flowers with the pixie powders. Thank you, have a good day.

stitchingranny said...

A beautiful card today. I just love the simple look of this one.

Hugs Helen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Very clean looking card today, pixie powders giving a burst of colour works well.


Heather R Oxfordshire

rosiejt said...

Simple, pretty, lovely!

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a pretty card, love the colourful flowers - I've just bought the Heart Strings folder and although I don't yet own the Passionflowers I think the Pinwheel floral dies might work just as well on this design and I've made lots of PP backgrounds just lately so will be trying this later on today...thanks for the inspiration...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card this morning. Lovely background and the pop of colour on the flowers really finishes it off.

Barbara V

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with a pop of colour. Yvonne xx

Susan Battensby said...

Really pretty card, love your flowers.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card Sue just love it. I was lucky enough to win this set on th a last launch. And honestly it's a beautiful set. The pixies are doing their job here as well. Hope you enjoyed Ally Pally Sue.... rest time now ehh. Sending best wishes to everyone. We have a little bit of mist this morning but when it clears we could see some sunshine hopefully. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Donita Naylor said...

Wow! What a pretty card! And what could be simpler! OK, simple but not easy, because of all the flower cutting. I was putting Passion Flowers together recently and noticed that if you cut the itty bitty pieces from the same paper that you're using for the inside color, and add two to the center of each flower, you get more color coverage.

I love the Heartstrings EF. It's especially gorgeous on paper colored with pink gilding polish. Speaking of which, the insides of the flowers would be gorgeous cut from paper that was colored with gilding polish, especially Phill Martin's new colors.

Hoping to hear how Ally Pally was and if any of us met any others of us while watching Sue do demos.

Best to all,


lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very pretty card, love the flowers.

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. This is quite a simple card really, great for showing off the lovely big bunch of flowers.


Anne said...

A really pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Your flowers give such a pretty effect to the card.
It was lovely to chat to you at Ally Pally and to be inspired by your beautiful samples.
I am looking forward to the launch of your new collection.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue really pretty card he passion flowers are gorgeous
Sending good wishes to all especially all our missing friends

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Such a beautiful card . love Jean Z xx

hettygarlick said...

Love that. The flowers are so pretty.

June Horrocks said...

Such a pretty card sue the flowers are just beautiful thank you
Love June Horrocks xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
This is such a pretty card this morning.
The lovely Passion Flower die looks extra special in your chosen Pixie Powder colours.
I was so disappointed not to make Ally Pally yesterday. Unfortunately, the local Coach Company did not put on a coach trip for the Show this time.
Hope you are able to take some time out to relax this week!
Lesley S x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card today I am a great fan of your floral dies and have most of them so I can't believe I am saying this but I think I would use a few less flowers when recreating this card.
Donita I like your ideas I to miss the banter from everyone meeting up at ally pally.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x The passion flowers are so pretty with the pixied background and I love the embossing folder x thankyou Sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
just beautiful...............
Hugs, Rose

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
love the flowers very much...
Rolf xxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I just love this pretty card.
A must do card.
Evis M.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card and I love the Passion Flowers with the pixie powdered background. I think I may try this with alcohol inks and some sparkle to get a similar effect.

I hope the week-end at Ally Pally went well for you, it would seem that all those that were able to go had a good time. I know you will probably be still buzzing but it would be good if you could give yourself a wee break to rest up a bit.


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the string of hearts embossed background and the beautiful flowers.

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous - just a little bit of bling provided by my beloved pixies x
I am always so over excited and work on the concept that more is more when I play with my pixies. This card proves that things don't have to be as bold and bright as is usually my goal when I get my pixies out! Subtle is good - you know me though - subtle is not one of my fortes - lol x
Has anyone had a play with the new shimmer shakers yet? Or did any of you lucky Ally Pally visitors see any demos of these intriguing new additions to the Creative Expressions family? I am dying to see them in action x
Very wet today - ideal opportunity to lose myself amongst glue and glitter but still wading my way through the washing after my holiday. Really must get down to some serious crafting.
Surely a goal of just one card a day is achievable - is it not? Then how come it is April already and I think my card total so far for 2018 is still in single fingers? Sue Wilson I am not but please give me some reassurance folks that I am not the only one with good intentions but lack of action??!!!
My stash is immense and almost redundant at the moment yet I still have a burning desire to spend any spare cash I have on all things crafty. Obviously I do hold Sue mostly responsible for this addiction. If she did not keep bringing us such fabulous new dies and demonstrating things so brilliantly I would be fine. And anyone who has seen the new dies which will be featured in what must be the imminent launch will know exactly what I mean x
OK so my crafty rant is now finished. Sending lots of love to all specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and beautiful flowers

Love and hugs to everyone

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Blog For 2016
“WOW” Today’s Card Is A “MASTERPIECE”
Today’s Card Is Exceptional/Rich/Opulent Also Very Beautiful I Just Love The
Striking Detail Of The Embossing Folder, Plus The Colours You’ve Chosen For Your
Magnificent Flowers I Can Remember When I First Saw This At The Launch In January
I Pre-ordered The Beautiful Die Set Straight Away.
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Piercing Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Black Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Heart Strings Embossing Folder Designed By Sue Wilson”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders Emerald Green/Lava Red/Candy Pink”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s ✨🥇Award Winning Cutting Dies For 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Passion Flower Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 23 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Thank You Die Set” (From The Mini Expression Collection 1 Cutting Die)
Sue, You Began Today’s Masterpiece Card By Cutting A Piece Of Coconut White Foundation Card Then You
Embossed Using The Very Beautiful Heart Strings Embossing Folder, This Adds Texture To Your Background
You Then Added A Thin Mat Of A Larger Piece Of Black Foundation Card Which Makes The Background POP!!!
Then You Placed Mounting Foam To The Back, Then Attached This To Your Base Card Which Includes Your
Famous/Signature/Piercing/Black/White Mat/Layer You Placed This To One Side.
Then On A Separate Piece Of Coconut White Foundation Card You Began To Sprinkle The Magical Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders
Using Luxurious Colours Emerald Green/Lava Red/Candy Pink Making Sure They Covered All Of Your Sheet, You Then
Spritzed With Water, Then The Magic Begins (Superb) Allow This To Dry Throughly Naturally If Possible.
From This Sheet Once Dry You Cut Out The Open Flowers From The Passion Flowers Die Set (You Mentioned You Will
Need Several Of Each Sizes Approx 10)
Sue, Then You Cut Out The Corresponding Sizes Of The Decorative Flower Die, From Coconut White Foundation Card
Then You Glued Them Together So The Pixie Powdered Colours Showed Through, You Added Mounting Foam To Each
Of Them Then Arranged Them On Your Embossed Background, Then Out Of Coconut White Foundation Card You Cut
Out The Additional Foliage From The Die Set All Sizes, Placing The Foliage All Around The Flowers As Desired.
Sue, You Cut Out The Sentiment “THANK YOU” From The Mini Expression Collection Out Of Black Foundation Card
Then You Glued Placing In Open Area On The Background In Upper Right Hand Corner..........
Card Size 6 3/4 x 8 Inches
Can I Say This Is A Superior/Stupendous/Scrumptious Card Thank You For Sharing Also For The Daily Inspiration Which I
Truly Appreciate Everything You Do...........
Sue, Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx I Hope You Had A Terrific Time At Ally Pally, Try To Rest At Least For Today!!!!

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card.
Rosemary xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, love the embossing folder and the flowers. The pixie powdered flowers look so pretty.

Love Helen xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful card, I love the simplicity and your pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

CraftyJo said...

This is very pretty - perhaps a little too fussy for my taste but I can appreciate the beauty of it :)

CCM said...


So pretty! Love it! Hope you enjoyed Ally Pally.

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

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Wow, a plethora of 'hearts' and 'flowers', so beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

The pixie powder makes a great background for your Passion Flower die cuts. Lovely.

scrAPpamondo said...

WOW!!! This is one of the most delicious and delicate cards from you, I just LOVE it!!

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the background. Don’t think I’ve seen that one before, but I’ve not been on the blog for a while and sometimes don’t have time to comment.

Lynda's craft's said...

Really nice cardnice card Sue it's beautifully
Love & Hugs Lynda xx

Kate's Cards said...

Love this. Very different. Xxx

ursula said...

Oh I just love the colour on this card, so so beautiful with those flowers...thanks Sue....luv Ursula xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card that would work for almost every occasion.
Lovely seeing you at Ally Pally yesterday. Haven't had chance to play with my beautiful Holographic Glitterbitz yet + a few more SW goodies that fell into my little shopping basket. !!!
Hugs Brenda xxx

BenteS said...

Si pretty!
Love the flowers and the embossed heart background :))

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Great to see you yesterday at Ally Pally. Lovely card today and the pop of colour on it looks great.

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, whilst I didn't get to Ally Pally this weekend, I did receive my Passion Flower die on Saturday. Couldn't believe that you've posted this beautiful card which actually uses the flowers.
However, I haven't got the string of hearts embossing folder (yet) but I will be giving this idea a go.
Hope you had a successful weekend. Hugs xx Pauline

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card and the splashes of colour from the pixie powder background through the Passion flowers.
Love to all, Alison.xxxx

Scottydog said...

Lovely card using the gorgeous pixie powders with your dies. Enjoyed talking to you at Ally Pally yesterday, Sue. Amazed you remembered my name, even though you meet so many different people. Didn’t meet any blog members but there were several people who didn’t know of Sue’s blog, so maybe some new members? Do hope so. Talking of members, hope Steph is OK?
Thank you for all your inspiration Sue.

Jan Sayer said...

What a beautiful card. Love just the touch of pixie powder colour for the flowers.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
The flowers are very pretty with the Pixie Powders and the embossed background is gorgeous.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card with the gorgeous flowers, beautiful background embossing folder. Love that wee touch of black.
DiB. x

D from kettering said...

a lovely card with a pop of colour, you could use
any flower die surely?

Doreen x

sued99 said...

I love this card. The Passion flowers are great. I really love using them. X

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card flowers are so pretty


Annx without an "e"

Fikreta said...

stunning card!

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful card Sue. The Passion Flowers are so pretty with their pop of Pixie colour xx

Eunice said...

Lovely card Sue, really enjoy the pixie powder flowers!!!

Karenladd said...

This is so pretty, with the mostly white design and little bits of color!

gwen70 said...

Stunning card, adore the flowers, die amd stamps will be on my list of must have

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely bright colours backing the flowers.thank you, Sue.

Pawprintx4 said...

This is my kind of card. I love the passion flowers and with Pixie Powdered backing, they are perfect. I may finally get to play this afternoon but first must grocery shop and do laundry. I have had too many card must-do's lately to just play. I did get to use Phill's sprays for some backgrounds.
Love to all,
Stephanie K

Craftychris said...

Stunning card! I love those beautiful flowers with the pixie powder background peeking through. xxx

Marie P from Longridge said...

A stunning card Sue.I've bought some pixie powders but haven't yet tried them. I think this coming week I must try them out and hope I don't have to discard any of my efforts. You make it all look so easy so I guess that all I need is the confidence to try them out.
Thank you for being a good teacher.
Marie P.

Latenight SandyH said...

Such a pretty card. Beautiful colours.
Take care everyone.

Laura O' Connor said...

Stunning card sue. Laura O Springfield

SHARICA said...

Soo pretty xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue love the flowers
Gr Karin

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Superb card, lovely colours of the passion flowers.

Love n hugs to all
Dorothy of Baldock

Owlish said...

I love this card and the Passion flowers totally