Monday, 4 February 2019

Thinking Of You



Hi crafters!  I had a pretty Pixie powder piece that I just couldn't waste!  I started with my pixie powdered piece that was made using Burnt Orange, Candy Pink and Straw Yellow.  I cut the thin frame edge out of it and used the centre as my background piece.  I added the thin frame to a larger white frame cut with the Double Stitched Squares.  I added mounting foam to the frame then added it to my background piece.  For the focal element, I cut the Claire die in white and backed it in white.  I cut a very thin frame out of a leftover piece of the pixie powder background and glued it to the centre of the Claire die cut.  I cut the sentiment out of both white and black card, shadowed it then glued it into the centre of the round frame.  Using the Layered Carnation set, I cut several of the flowers out of the left over Pixie powdered background (see, always good to make a full sheet so you can use it to make and match flowers!).  I used the Layered Carnation stamps on them to add detail (although it doesn't show up very well on the pixie powder)  I seated the flower with a couple of white Fern Fronds.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size..  All for now, Sue x







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92 comments:

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Wow ! Those pixie colours are really alive - they look fabulous. The Clare die is very pretty and the frame and flower in the pixie powders stand out beautifully,
Great card
Hugs
Muriel x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card. Love the bright colours of the pixie powder background.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Bright, cheerful, and gorgeous. Those pixies really explode into a fantastic pallet of colours and show how delicate the Clare die is. Such a pretty start to the week on Particraft. Enjoy your day whatever your plans xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a gorgeous card, the lovely vibrant colours brightening up this dull rainy morning. Love my pixie powders. Have a good day all. Bx

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue, love the colours xx Hazel

Karen Drew said...

Lovely warm colours on a cold and dreary day
Luv
Karen xx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful flower really makes the most of that gorgeous colour. Super card

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all
Beautiful card this morning and love the colour you have created with the pixie powders. I know in the flesh the colours with be sparkling. The Claire die really stands proud and finished beautifully with the carnation .
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very happy sunny card, so pretty.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a gorgeous bright and sunny card on this wet and windy day. I was lucky enough to win Claire on your last launch and she is one of my favourites.
Marion S x

Netty The Runner said...

Very pretty Sue. Claire is a lovely die.
Annette x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, great background.
B xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful bright and vibrant background, stunning.x

Jan Sayer said...

Pixie powders are always a winner!
Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Such a warming card on a blustry winters day a perfect start to the week.

Heather R Oxfordshire

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow thee pixie powder colours are so vibrant, what a beautiful sample, amazing.

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

CraftyCoffey said...

Pretty Card & lovely background.

Michele

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

I just love the Claire die and have used her many times. Your pixie powdered background is simply divine. it reminds of a summer sunset with the burning glow of orange. Just gorgeous.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love Pixie powders, what a lovely background they have made & also the beautiful flower. The card is very pretty and cheerful.

Barbara V

Clai01 said...

Lovely background. x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful pretty card, I love pixie powders and the coloured backgrounds and die cuts you can do with them

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all stay warm on this cold day

Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful start to the week with the pixie powder background to your card. Love how using a full sheet of pixie powders allow you to frame and use flowers to complete the card. The Claire die really stands out too xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
What would I do without your noble frames they make my life so much easier so I can concentrate on the finishing touches. Love the colours

Chris Curry said...

Love pixie powders, love the Claire die and the sentiment and flower complete a perfect card. Thank you Sue,have a good day.xxx

Suemac said...

Lovely bright card.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Just the right bright card to start this dark and dismal week.
Beautiful.
Jan x

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue, What a beautiful start to the week. Everything about this is beautiful. The selection of coloured Pixie Powders is superb and are all now on my shopping list.
I may also HAVE to buy Claire even though I promised myself "No more dies"
Thank you Sue.
Marie P.

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card I wish my PP backgrounds turned out like this I will keep trying! Adding that thin frame is such a clever touch

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Pretty card, love the combination of pixie powders you have used, and the flower is gorgeous.
Lydia
X

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Such a beautiful card the background made with pixie powders is gorgeous I love the bright colours the Claire die is very pretty

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. What a brilliant explosion of colour.... it's like the sun has smashed into a simple piece of card and splattered all its shimmer all over it. Beautiful card sample Sue. And Claire looks gorgeous with her lovely little flower. Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue fab background
Gr Karin

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue what a lovely bright cheery card on this miserable grey wet morning. Beautiful design xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, my favourite colours xx

June Horrocks said...

The Clair die is so beautiful and those colours wow a beautiful card sue xxxxxxxx
Love June Horrocks

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a beautiful card and I especially like the colours of the pixie powders - such a bright and cheery colour. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Anne said...

I don't have burnt orange in my stash - I think i need to get it! A beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Lovely bright and cheerful card for this horrible morning.
Just love Pixie Powdered backgrounds!
I really enjoyed your recent die release, another amazing collection of dies
Lesley S x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, This card is very pretty. love Jean Z xxx

Tressa said...

What a fabulous pixied background........ love it!

Teresa

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with your pixie powders background. The Claire die is a well used die & your beautiful flower.Yvonne xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful colour for this gorgeous card,love the background
It looks stunning.
Best wishes
Karen M

Susan Battensby said...

Really pretty card, gorgeous colours.
x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love it and the effect on the flower is gorgeous...

Crafty Cruiser said...

Bright and lovely!
Doreen R

dj from kettering said...



What a lovely cheerful card for today, love
the colours of the pixis powders,



Doreen x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very pretty with the colourful background and flowers.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and I love how you’ve carried the pixie powders through from the background to the frame and to the flower. Made a few sheets of pixie powders the other day but I’m going to try your colour combination

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Kate's Cards said...

I love the vibrancy of this card.

America said...

What happy colors! Love the look and that fabulous small flower totally steals the show!

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card I love the Pixie powder background beautiful colour very rich.
Love Lynda xx

Pawprintx4 said...

This is a brilliant card. I especially love the thin circle...a small feature but one I haven't seen before. The pixied paper is gorgeous everything goes together perfectly. Just a great example.
Have a good week, everyone,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is a fabulous card, made with my fabulous pixies. I really haven't met anyone who doesn't like the effect they produce, in whatever combination.
Hugs, Rose

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous background and card! You certainly make some fantastic backgrounds!
Hugs x
Heather T

Scottydog said...

What a stunning vibrant card. Just love your pixie powder combination, it shows the die off beautifully. Thank you Sue!

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, such a lovely colour coordinated card, but I've never seen one of your cards that isn't. ...... even your white on white combo lol.
I'll have to get some of these sunny pixie powders as I only have blues, but they look lovely too. Pretty card. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

jean.phillips1 said...

Afternoon Sue, been looking after my sick grandson today so haven’t had time to comment until now. Beautiful card, love the background, so bright and cheerful! Love Jean xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Awesome card design. Loving your "high and low" look that you achieve by layering your frames and die cuts at multi-levels.

Diane King said...

Beautiful card x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely - the colours are fab.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love everything about this card, Claire and the carnation are made for each other. I am at last the proud owner of some Pixie Powders and although I am still practising I am very pleased with the results so far.

Frances

ursula said...

that background colour is just so pretty, love how you have used the pixie background in so many ways, makes the whole card 'pop'....luv Ursula xx

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card. I love the way you’ve made a pixie powder frame. X

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue beautiful card i didnt know that there was burnt orange in pixies aw no more on my list! Luv Helen Terry xx

jenny Briggs said...

That's gorgeous sue love the colours

Welsh Dors said...

A nice bright cheerful card, love the background

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely colour for today's card and the white really pops against it.

Lisbeth

Eunice Astle said...

Love the pixie powder background!!!! Some color to a very drab and snowy day!

Karenladd said...

Oooh, this card is so beautiful in burnt orange and white and that pixie powder background is gorgeous as well!

Joan McKevitt said...

That's beautiful, Sue! I have pixie powders and I haven't used them yet......slap my wrist!!! lol I am going to use them tomorrow!!! Jo xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, These colours are gorgeous and the carnations are beautiful, a really pretty card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Viki Banaszak said...

This is such a gorgeous card! I love the flower you made from the paper!!!

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous background with the pixie powders and I'm in love with Claire, such sweet and feminine die! Amazing card!

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is beautiful, i can't say enough times how much i love pixie powders.
This background is fab and i just had to get this die and i absolutely love it x

Jayem said...

You will get me at Pixie Powders every time. Best product ever!

Jan from NSW (Australia)

Littlelamb said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the Pixie Powders. Granddaughter has just started using them and is amazed at the results. If I am not careful I will end up losing them.

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful card Sue. Gorgeous Pixie background xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful background, like a burning sky on a
summer night. Love the card.

hugs to all, Maria x

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

What a delightful card, beautiful colour. Lovely warm colours.

Dorothy of Baldock GB

DeCor said...

Lovely colours on the background. The Claire die is so pretty.

CCM said...

Cheerful background on a cloudy day.I have to try pixie powders ,the results are amazing.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Love all the pixie
colours. beautiful. Mavis L x

stitchingranny said...

Lovely card and could easily be used for either male or female.

Hugs Helen xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful Sue such a gorgeous colour and I love the frame Johanna

Sandy G said...

A very pretty card Sue and the flower is gorgeous.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x claire looks so pretty on your gorgeous background x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

sandy said...

Love the colours used on this card.

Sandy (tort)

ang said...

Lovely card angxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The more I see the Claire die the more I am drawn to it.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

KraftyKazKardz said...

I can never get my pixie backgrounds to look this good but yours inspire me to keep trying! Stunning! x