Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Card Giveaway!

Hello crafters!  I thought it was about time that I did a card giveaway,  Since this one is so much prettier in real life than my photography skills show, I thought it would be the perfect card to use for it!  I started by cutting a decorative edge into the sides of a piece of coconut white card using the border from the Treat Yourself Cupcake set.  Next, I made a large piece of Pixie Powder background using the Midnight Blue, Peacock Green and Violet Purple powders.  From that piece, I cut two strips to go behind my borders, an oval and a piece to fit behind the oval cut out area.  In the middle of the two borders, I used the decorative die from the Nina die to cut into the card.  I cut a wide oval frame from white card using the Double Pierced Noble Ovals and added mounting foam to the back.  I placed that over the Nina die cut area.  I used the thinner frame cut from the Pixie powder background on top of it.  I cut a circular frame out of the Double Pierced Noble Circles and framed my stamp-ed sentiment and seated it over the Nina die cut. For a floral element, I used the Starlight Daisy shape dies and made 3D flowers.  I glittered them with Iced Snow and seated them on a white satin bow and accented them with white Curly Fern die cuts.  I added a strip of white pearls to either side of the borders to finish it off.  White on white mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  8" in size.  Leave a comment on this post to be entered into the drawing to win it.  I will announce the winner on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x











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126 comments:

Amy Moore said...

I love your cards...so beautiful

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

Beautiful card today, like you say it's very pretty and I love the colours you've used, the dies are stunning too!

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue,

Wow, this card is so beautiful, love the colour you have created with the pixie powders. Gorgeous.

Marion S x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, gorgeous flowers,great pixie colours.
B xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful, elegant design with a gorgeous floral embellishment.x

Jan.moogie said...

The card is awesome but the flowers on the card are FABULOUS have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful card give away. Everything about it is gorgeous, including the colourway. Love the iced snow on the flowers.

Barbara V

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeouss and elegant Sue

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Wow!! Love the pixie powder background, the dies you have used and of course the flowers, just beautiful Sue
Hugs
Muriel x

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a gorgeous card for a giveaway, love the rich blue pixied elements with the white and the flowers are beautiful. I am sure I am not the only one crossing my fingers to win it. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Kitty Davies said...

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

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. So elegant
Luv
Karen xx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful elegant card with a lot of love & attention gone into it. Whoever received a card like this would certainly know that you were thinking of them. I love making pixie powders background.Yvonne xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card! Love Jean xxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Oh Sue this is stunningly beautiful and I think you've done a grand job with your photo skills the way you've got the Pixie Powders shinning through the background but as always, the way you've styled and placed your floral element is just gorgeous in fact Sue, I think any Mother of the Bride would feel a million dollars with this as part of her special outfit. Thanks so much for giving one extremely lucky person the honour of owning this fabulous work of art xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Such a special card created by a special lady! It is beautiful and I love the way you have cut the frame and side inserts from the created background. It is gorgeous and I am sure anyone would be glad to receive it.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

rosiejt said...

Wow Sue! What an amazing and elaborate card. I especially like the borders, the colours and the stunning floral embellishment.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card and it looks it in your pictures. Love the sparkly flowers finishing it off.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
An absolutely stunning card,
Thanks for the chance to win it, fingers crossed,
Heather

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful creation as a give away today, you are so generous, and everyone of your blog followers would love to win this, me included. Good Luck to everyone.

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

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Now this card is definitely 'up my street', lovely to see you almost back to cards you used to make with the flourishes and flowers. Love the layout and colours.


Good luck in the draw ladies,


Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx


BenteS said...

Such a beautiful card!
Love the colours and all those layers :))

Kay said...

It's just beautiful and a very special card. I love how you put it all together.

Jan Sayer said...

A beautiful card and I love the colours you’ve used.
Jan
Northampton

Jacqui O A said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Anne said...

A fabulous card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx hazel

Linda Morgan said...

I love everything about this...the nine in blue and white reminds me of an artistic Wave! Msjimsldy in mississippi

CraftyCoffey said...

WOW-what a beautiful card to give away. I love the colour you have used-my favourite.

Michele

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Well it looks absolutely gorgeous in your photograph so whoever is the amazingly lucky recipient of this card is going to be blown away x
Particularly love the pixie element - always a deal breaker in my eyes x
Apologies for my lack of comment yesterday and for intermittent commenting over the next week. Things are a little manic at the moment. It is my 50th birthday on Saturday and I am being treated and surprised left right and centre. Not complaining - I am so lucky. My mum and dad are coming down to stay today from Newcastle and my sister is coming down from Birmingham on Friday to stay and then huge big party on Saturday. So as I said comments could be hit and miss for a few days as being spoilt is taking up rather a lot of time -SORRY x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card Sue, Love the Pixie Powder background, lovely colours, love the borders and the shaping around the oval is stunning.

Maggie B xx

Chris Curry said...

If this card is prettier in real life then on your photo then all I can say is WOW. What a beautiful card and sentiment. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xxx

Sandra Holmes said...

What a beautiful card! It would be a real pleasure to win.

sandyh(HULL)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, wow this us stunning, those flowers are amazing. The whole card is beautiful.

Thank you for another inspirational card

Geordie Jan xx

Elle said...

What a beautiful card.

Laura O' Connor said...

Agree with you sue this is a stunning card..love the colours of the pixie powder so vibrant great card. Laura O Springfield

ollyfran said...

Truly stunning. xx

TDQ Karen said...

This is so pretty especially the border gives a beautiful finish

Rosie said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card you have today. Just love that blue and white combination.
Love Rosie from Chorley...xxxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, such a pretty card, lovely design and colours. It's always fascinating how you bring about all the details and layers in your cards. Xx

Netty The Runner said...

Absolutely stunning Sue. This card looks so difficult to achieve but your wonderful dies make it so easy. Thank you for the inspiration.
Annette x

FoxyG Gilly said...

Stunning card Sue. Love everything about it.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Wow what a stunning giveaway card today , that is so kind of you and a special treat for some lucky person to treasure. Good Luck to everyone.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Donita Naylor said...

If that photo doesn't do it justice, then this card must stop hearts in real life. I think you have captured quite a bit of justice with your photos.

You've made an elegant and exciting setting for Nina, one of my favorite dies. Thank you for naming the Pixie colors you used. Using just the outside die of the Starlight Daisies, and curling them like roses, would not have occurred to me because the swirls always mesmerize me into forgetting about the generous petals. And at first I thought icing the petals might be like gilding the lily, but instead it giives the flower one of the qualities that flowers have in nature -- the closer you look, the more beautiful it gets.

Speaking of generous, it's lovely of you to do a giveaway after stopping out of consideration for your colleagues.

We're grateful. A giveaway really does send a little excitement into the week.

Thank you, Sue.

Best,
Donita



Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a beautiful card for a giveaway!...love that Nina die set and the Starlight Daisies too, both are still on the wish list as our house renovation costs are spiralling out of control - but I WILL ge them both asap!...lol

PP - have wonderful weekend and a Happy Birthday for Saturday...

Izzy

Suemac said...

This is such a stunning card.

Love it

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

what a perfect and stunning ard!
Love this blue colour very much and the flowers are awesome.

Rolf xxx

rolfi said...

Sorry, I meant card

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love the colour

Jayona said...

A very classy looking card

Scottydog said...

Well I don’t know if I should be commenting today as you are doing a giveaway &I have been absent for 2 weeks! However I’m back & couldn’t resist as this is such a beautiful card & done in my favourite colours with my favourite pixies. Gorgeous Sue, thank you!

Happy 50th birthday Princess Pixie! Enjoy your celebrations.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card to giveaway, somebody will do a happy dance.
Lydia
X

Sally said...

What a stunning card! You never fail, Sue, to produce cards that are beautiful and give inspiration to me. Thank you.

Rosemary Stickland said...

What a gorgeous card, the floral accent is beautiful.
Rosemary xx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
What a beautiful card to start the day. I'm so glad to see that you have used Pixie Powders for the background as each time you do, I say to myself."Maybe I could do that" Every little push takes me a bit nearer to having a go as I've already bought a selection of colours.
Everything about this card is beautiful. Thank you Sue for your inspiration.
Hugs to all.
Marie P.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
WOW what a stunning card this morning , the colours you have created from the Pixie powders are stunning. The die from the Treat your self set works beautiful on the card. I always love seeing your flowers you have made on yours cards and the sparkle works brilliantly.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue

How could you ever part with this beautiful card!! However, I see there are quite a few of us who would be absolutely delighted to be the lucky winner, including me, of course! Thank you for surprising us with the giveaway!!

The combination of Pixie Powders you have used looks so vibrant and with the dies you have used you have created a very special card!

(In case I forget Happy Burthday to Princess Pixie for her 50th Birthday on Saturday. I had the pleasure of being in her company when she came to AP with Laine and we met whilst chatting to Sue.)
Lesley S x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x I love how you mix dies from various sets they always seem to match so well x the flowers look gorgeous when they have been iced x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue
Wow I love this card being a great fan of pixie powders why would I not! Thank you for giving us the chance of winning one of your creations.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the border from the cupcake set with the pixie powders shining through and the beautifully framed Nina.

PP- enjoy all your celebrations and wishing you a very happy birthday for Saturday xx

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

stitchingranny said...

A Beautiful card and love the really dark pixie powder look. I must have a go at that as my pixie backgrounds always have lots of card showing through as I worry about making it too dense, yet this looks fantastic.

Hugs Helen xx

Margaret Iddon said...

Very beautiful and elegant. Love the sparkly flowers.

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Carole eaton said...

Love the different shades you get with pixie powders never two the same, always love your flowers too!
Very lucky to win this one, good luck everyone

Sue MacFall said...

Such a beautiful card, Sue. It would cheer up whoever received it.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, phew, I am so glad to be able to say that I love today's card. Everything about it is beautiful from the pixied pieces to the glittered flowers. It looks stunning to me in your pictures so can only imagine what it must look like IRL. Thank you for your generosity in offering it as a giveaway.

PP - Happy Birthday in advance of Saturday, enjoy your party and all the spoiling - it only happens once lol.

Frances

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is a Stunner of a card. And your photography is good, I can only fantasize how great this card must be in real life! It would make any lucky winner happy and be given a place of prominence, to be admired every day.
And you used Nina (one of my favourites)
Hugs
Rose

Brenda Lello said...

Oh Sue, what a beautiful, elegant card this is. I would love to be it’s caretaker xx

Have a good day, Hugs Brenda xxx

spoole said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card and your flowers are gorgeous.
Kind regards,
Sheila from Chesham

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A really lovely card, I'm loving the layout of the die-cuts and the beautiful colours.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lovely colours and beautiful dies you have used. Finished with a gorgeous flora corsage with a hint of sparkle. I love it.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love this card. There is actually a lot more detail on it than you would think at first glance. Love this die and the colours you have used.

Lisbeth

rjsmusic said...

A beautiful card!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Bargain B said...

A beautiful card ideal for my friends 70th birthday thanks for the inspiration

Bargain B

Cathie Weary said...

Sue, this is such a beautiful card. You always give us so much inspiration. Hugs from Canada 🇨🇦

Dawn Rollason said...

WOW! This is just gorgeous! A really lovely card as usual Thank you for sharing!

Nana on the Hill said...

This card is gorgeous, the blue pixie powder background is stunning, perfect to show off the stunning dies. Particularly like the use of the two side panels, love it x

Agnes (Scotland) said...

Wow I agree,

This is a gorgeous card and it would be a real pleasure to win it X

Pawprintx4 said...

Nothing could be better than Pixies in blue and using the cupcake border was a great idea. This is a beautiful card and someone is going to be very happy to win it.
Good Wednesday to everyone & good luck,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Crewetrish said...

hello Sue
This is lovely I have just received my cupcake dies so cant wait to try this.

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card with beautiful embellishment.
love Wendy x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue a lovely card in my favourite colour's very enegant

Hug's Lynda xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. Great dies, I might have to buy the Treat Yourself Cupcake set just for the border die. I love your PP background. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

ursula said...

Very very pretty Sue....just love it...luv Ursula xx

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, such a pretty card showing off the borders to a treat. I particularly like the glittered flowers. Hugs xx Pauline

STELLA MUNN said...

So pretty Sue. Love it. Thank you xx

karenlotty said...

Very pretty I love the Pixie Powders background I must try and make more backgrounds and not leave white space

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
🥇For Your Outstanding 2016 Blog/🥇For Your Tremendous Cutting Dies 2017
Sue, Beautiful Card, Also It’s Really Very Kind Of You To Give This Remarkable Card
To One Of Your Superb Blog Members.......................
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card
“Creative Expression Ruler!2”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression White Satin Ribbon”
“Creative Expression White Strips Of Pearls”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders Midnight Blue/Peacock Green/Violet Purple”
Luxurious Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card
“Sue Wilson’s Treat Yourself Cupcake Die Set”. (From The Necessities Collection 10 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Nina Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Curly Fern Die Set”. (From The Finishing Touches Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Double Pierced Circle Die Set”. (From The Noble Collection 10 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Double Pierced Oval Die Set” (From The Noble Collection 9 Cutting Dies)
Sue, Exquisite Card Thank You For Sharing Also For Being Extremely Kind But Your One Of A Kind.....................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather Plus Sam & Family
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
(Princess Pixie Have Wonderful Birthday On Saturday)................................

gailgale said...

THis is a very beautiful card!!!
I love the colors and the design.
Thank you for all you do and share with us.

sued99 said...

Stunning card. X

Lilly said...

A stunning card Sue, the colour combination is just gorgeous. Lilly x

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, this card is stunning. The die combination you've used here work very well together. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Ruth M said...

A very beautiful card in my favourite colours, blue and white. Every card you make is so inspiring.
Ruth Scott

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
This card is a true beauty!! I love this die set so much....but I’m not allowed to order anymore dies!!! 🙁
Much love
Sam
xxxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A stunning post, particularly love the Nina die and the flowers are gorgeous, but that cupcake die set may just have to jump into my die collection as how you have used it is so effective. Thanks for sharing

Sheila Barns said...

Such a beautiful card with very pretty flowers and a lovely colour scheme.

Littlelamb said...

This is a beautiful card Sue. Thank you. Have been away so not always able to leave a comment. Thank you for this Giveaway.

Joan McKevitt said...

Sue, I don't know how you can say this card looks better in real life.....it's already absolutely stunning in the photo!! :) Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Very elegant card, lovely daisy embellishment.

Sandra Smith said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love love love!
Sandra Smith

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

I love this card.Perfect color combination,perfect dies combination, beautiful design.Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win it.

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

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
Love the colours.

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card for one lucky winner. Gorgeous Pixie background and flower.
Looking forward to your shows Saturday and Sunday xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

A lovely card. The Nina die is gorgeous.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

Di said...


Hi Sue,
An absolutely gorgeous card, love the colour and the lovely dies used. Love the Pixie Powders.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Oh my goodness, another chance to win one of your gorgeous cards. This card is no exception to your beautiful cards. Cross my heart, cross my fingers and cross my toes, hope I win this gorgeous creation of yours. :>)

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I love the colour you have used. Will have to get the pixie powders out again not had them out for a while
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Ann said...

Good Evening Sue. So sorry my post is late . Been at my nieces Graduation all day celebrating this wonderful girls special day. Beautiful card today Sue. My lovey favourite colours too . Will have to give this one a try. And a freebie too ..... someone is going to be very lucky. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Denise Bryant said...

So much pretty layering and detail on this lovely card!

Viki Banaszak said...

This is such a stunning card! I love the colors you used.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

A gorgeous card today using a perfect combination of dies. The white card really shows off the beautiful colors of the pixie powders. The floral element is stunning. A wonderful card for one lucky individual to receive.

Beverly

Lorraine's blog said...

A very pretty card Sue love it.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, This card is beautiful . love Jean Z xxxx

Elaine said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful Card. I love the color choices. Thanks for the inspirations. It always helps to get the creative juices flowing.
Elaine S. in Florida

LINDA JOHNSON said...

My favourite crafter, my favourite dies and my favourite colour ... stunning card Sue as always. Wishing you continued success xx

Linda H said...

That is such a beautiful card! So elegant!

Tressa said...

A lovely design and beautiful colours.

Teresa

lovestamping said...

All I can say is "wow"

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue sorry I've missed commenting for a day or two I've had trouble with my wife Beautiful card love the colours & dies

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue sorry I've missed commenting for a day or two I've had trouble with my wifi Beautiful card love the colours & dies

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I'm sorry I'm late commenting! Another beautiful card, I love everything about it especially the colour combination!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a stunning card! So crisp with the style and colour combo. Love Michelle S xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a gorgeous card that anyone would be delighted to receive!
Doreen R

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I love the colour you have used. Will have to get the pixie powders out again not had them out for a while
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX