Friday, 15 February 2019

Best Wishes

Hi bloggers!  Out came the pixie powders for this one! I started by creating some full sized sheets of pixie powders and allowing them to dry overnight.  I used the Plum Twist and Candy Pink on the first one, the Purple Violet and Lava Red on the second one and Straw Yellow and Sun Yellow on the third one and the last one was done in greens, olive and emerald green. Next I cut each of the three flower squares out of black card.  I cut the backing in white with a self adhesive sticky sheet added to it.  Next I cut each of the three flower squares out of one of the pieces of pixie powder backgrounds.  I used the coloured pieces to paper piece each of the flowers into the black outline with the sticky backing.  Then I cut all three again, but this time out of the green pixied sheet so I was able to paper piece the leaves back into each of the dies.  The process wasn't quite complete, I had to do the backgrounds for each so I cut them all out of white card and paper pieced the remaining areas.  I added all three, the iris, the rose and the daffodil Flower Squares onto another piece of coconut white card and added a black mat.  I added that to a larger piece of white card with room for the best Wishes sentiment on the bottom.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  11 1/4"  in size.  All for now, Sue x








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72 comments:

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely card Sue, I can’t wait to try out my petunia when it arrives. They make lovely CAS cards
Hugs
Muriel x

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, love these flower squares and the colours are just perfect.
Marion S x

Steph Cotterill said...

Spring is in the air with this lovely sample. I feel awful that I've not used my gift yet from the previous launch. Every time I plan to use my rose something crops up so it's out to one side, I even made some Pixie sheets specifically to use with my die, providing I have no more ridiculous requests for birthday cards today (unlikely ) then this pretty rose die will be put to work so thanks to your post today I shall re-read your method and hope I can do my gift justice along with my Mini Shadow Expressions I received yesterday. I will eventually collect all this collection as they look so beautiful used as a CAS card and really helpful for many happy or sad occasions. Enjoy your day whatever your plans xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful with these bright colours so spring like

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely sunshiny card, thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all
Beautiful card this morning you have created with the square flowers. I love how you have paper pieced with Pixie powder backgrounds. I love the effects from the powder and know in the flesh this card with have lots of sparkle.
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Rachel Taylor said...

Stunning,they look like stained glass x

Netty The Runner said...

Another stunning creation Sue. This would look really nice in a frame, and hung on the wall. My Leslie die arrived yesterday, thank you so much for the chance to win her.
Annette x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, the pixie powders really do set this off beautifully, the colouring they produce is fantastic. Love the new dies, got some on order.

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

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card. I was playing with the Tulip die last night, love these flower dies. Love Jean xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
When you first introduced these flower dies I wasn't sure,they seemed to be too overpowering I hadn't realised how petite they were. You have a new convert

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Love the result the pixie powders give to this card, a lot of crafting involved here but the end piece is wonderful.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card to start the day off, love how the pixie powders have given each flower such pretty, natural shading. X

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today-love the daffodil.

Michele

Kath said...

A beautiful card and I love the flower squares.
Kath x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card again. Love the Puxie Powders. The flower squares are lovely.

Barbara V

Clai01 said...

Very Spring like and very beautiful flowers x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful card today with your beautiful flower square dies & pixie powders.Yvonne xx

Jan Sayer said...

Love this creation. The pixie powders look so good for the flowers.
Thank you for my die - going to try it out today.
Jan
Northampton

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
I only have the Iris Flower Square but have had such fun paper piecing and made some fabulous cards with it.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a beautiful spring card today and pixie powders can make some great shades as seen on your card. Such a great idea to have them ready to use too. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Chris Curry said...

What a lovely card Sue, spring is on the way 😀. Thank you, have a good weekend.xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
What beautiful colours you have created with the Pixie powders.
Just perfect for the flower square dies on this gorgeous card.
Lesley S x

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all.
Absolutely gorgeous card Sue. I do love the effect of the paper piecing although I'm not very good at it I do try.
I've added these flower dies to my wish list that gets longer by the day.
Have a good day.
Marie P.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love Jean Z xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, a reminder that spring is around the corner.
Lydia
X

sued99 said...

A fabulous card showing off your flower dies to perfection. X

Anonymous said...

Simply gorgeous, love it. Hugs WINTERWARM. Xx

DeCor said...

Very Spring time. Flowers look so cheerful. Lovely card

Scottydog said...

What a lovely way to use these Dies, I love paper piecing & pixie powders so a good combination for me! Thank you Sue.

Anne said...

What a gorgeous card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Beautiful Card Using The Magnificent Pixie Powders
Which I Just Love As You Never Really Know The Outcome
I Love How You’ve Used Your Outstanding Flower Dies To Do Your
Pixie Powdered Papers Justice.......
Thank You For Sharing Also For The Daily Inspiration
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

BenteS said...

Beautiful card!
It is so much fun to use pixie powder, I only have a few bottles, but still can make some really lovely colour combinations :))

dj from kettering said...



A lovely, bright spring flower card for today's
blog; just what we need!!



Doreen x

Susan Battensby said...

A very beautiful card Sue but that is a mammoth amount of paper piecing!
Not sure I would have the patience to do all that!
x

ursula said...

Wow, this seems to be a long and laborious task to me, but it looks beautiful, amazing card Sue...luv Ursula xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card!
Hugs x
Heather T

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Those flowers are gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

June Horrocks said...

Love the flowers really does feel like spring thank you sue
Love always xxxxxxjune Horrocks. Xxxxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card today showing the beauty of the Flower Square dies. I am just waiting for my prize Pansy and then I will have the full set and can mix and match to my heart's content. I see that I am missing Emerald Green from my collection of Pixies so will have to remedy that. Thank you for the detailed instructions.

Frances

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sue blog die arrived.
Elizabeth Bennett

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, I really like the layout.

AND MY DIE ARRIVED TODAY, too. It's a beauty. Thank you so much.
Hugs, Rose

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. All three of your new floral squares coloured with lovely pixie powders.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I love your flower squares and I used the tulip one with crystal tints to make my husband’s valentine card. I think paper piecing with the pixied card is much easier so I will have to create lots more pixie powder backings

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Ann said...

Good Afternoon Sue. Just love this card. The shape is different but I like it and any of your fabulous sentiment dies would sit brilliant on this card. So Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards

Kate's Cards said...

This is a lovely card and the colours in the pixie powders give it real depth.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
Just love the card.
Regards,
Evis.

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, playing catch up yet again as more power cuts hit us at inconvenient times.Really loved yesterday's Valentine card and as I enjoy paper piecing, I will definitely be giving your pixie powder backgrounds a go as they look lovely on today's card.
Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

karenlotty said...

Such a pretty way of paper piecing using PP’s They look lovely grouped together too

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I am sure this card looks really pretty in real life as I know how great pixie powders look although it hasn't come out too well on the laptop screen unfortunately. Sorry.

Lisbeth

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love it...Very elegant in its styling. The flower dies are wonderful and easy to use....

Pawprintx4 said...

This card is making spring come a little earlier. I have daffodils all over my yard now....waiting for the iris which are some of my favorites. I love the way these flowers are colored.
Have a good weekend,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue a gorgeous card such beautiful vibrant colour's.
I love all the Dies used
Hug's Lynda xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Awesome paper pieced stain glass floral design using pixie powdered handmade background paper. I give you A+++ for your patience in your piecing the three flowers each out of their separate pixie powdered card. I love pixie powder and enjoy making pixie powdered backgrounds. I am not good at piecing tiny bits of paper back into their respective areas. It never fails that while I am die cutting something that I want the fall out pieces for piecing back into a design, those tiny pieces have wings. Those tiny bits and pieces have secret hiding places in my craft room and go there to never be found again. I shake my head when looking for those bits. I can not understand how such small pieces of paper can land beyond a six foot square area of where I work. I invariably have to die cut two or more of the same design to get the needed piecing bits.

Eunice Astle said...

Love the pixie powder card that you created!!! My favorite type of card, really love the combination of colors and dies.

Tressa said...

Very pretty card,

Teresa

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely :)

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx Hazel

freedomlass said...

another stunning card Sue...........thanks for sharing

Lesley

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is absolutely stunning, the pixie powder background on them is fab x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Really lovely!
Doreen R

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! This is a gorgeous card !!! I really love this one. I have all three of these flower squares and they are fab !!! I will definitely be collecting the three new flower squares you have just designed to. I think they are all beautiful Sue. I looked up what colours the different flowers come in and was really pleased that I have plenty of choices of colours for all the flower dies you have bought us. The only restricted one is the daffodil, the rest can be almost any colour !!! As you know Sue I do love my paper piecing and I will definitely be making lots of pixie powdered backgrounds to use in my square flower dies. I love your typtritch design. I think three flowers in a row is very nice on a card. Highlighting the squares with black card really makes them "pop" to. Your lovely swirly font sentiment die is the perfect finishing touch to your card. Absolutely beautiful. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres X X X

Ps : My Jocelyn winning die arrived today and it is beautiful !!! There are so many cards I want to make and I just don't know where to start. Thank you so much Sue. X X X

Laura O' Connor said...

beautiful card ,love the bright colours ,Laura O Springfield

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
A beautiful card Sue x the pixie powders look gorgeous with your flowers x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous card the flowers look fabulous

scrAPpamondo said...

Gorgeous card! Love the flowers and the sparkling!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card! I love the three flowers lined up across the card.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what an incredible card, love the lined up die cuts with the vibrant colours. Beautiful, makes me look forward to all the flowers that will bloom in spring and summer. Bx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I love the small flower dies, and they look so perfect on your card. Reminding us that Spring is on its way.

I too love Pixie powders, delightful and so is your card.

Thanks for sharing all your inspirations.

Love n hugs

Dorothy of Baldock GB

Diane King said...

Look forward to having a go at this design. Lovely xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue this is soo colourfull , pixies r one of my favourite products. Love this card thanks Helen Terry xxx