Monday, 11 March 2019

Many Thanks


Hello bloggers!  What else could make this stunning blue background, but , yes, you guessed it, pixie powders!  I started by making a couple of sheets of Midnight Blue Pixie powdered backgrounds.  Using the Double Stitched Circle die set, I cut three different sizes circular frames.  I attached a circle cut into the dry pixie powdered card using the same sized circles and added the frames to the edges with foam.  I attached all three of the circles so they started from the same point on the left of the card and fanned outward.  I cut two of the Jocelyn die in white and nipped them in half.  I used each piece glued into the corners and the three frames attached in the centre of the card so they covered the cut ends.  I made two of the Triple Layered Dragonflies using silver mirror card, antique silver and white card and attached the around the circles edges.  I used the Many Thanks shadowed sentiment cut out of silver mirror car and attached to a white shadow backing and glued them into place in the centre of the smallest circle.  I completed the card with white, silver mirror card and antique silver card mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are
8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x










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54 comments:

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

A fabulous card today. Magical dragonflies alight on mystical circles of gorgeous blue pixie powders. Simply stunning.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
I remember this card well from your release, it is beautiful. The midnight blue pixie powders are just gorgeous as are the dragonflies and the layout with the bright white circles. Wow !
Hugs
Muriel x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Hazel

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, this card is just gorgeous, and definitely has the wow factor. The blue is such a vibrant colour and works so well with the white and silver, and the layout is perfect. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely stunning!
With amazing Pixie Powder and the wonderful double stitched circles (which I was lucky enough to win in the last launch), this card could not fail to be a winner. I am completely bowled over by your layering dies and some of them are hopefully going to be my present for Mother’s Day - I have dropped a lot of hints.
Will be watching Julia today on HOCHANDA and also catching up on her shows from yesterday as I didn’t get a chance to watch.
Crewe Trish - it is nice to be commenting again. Ann Topp - wow a tailoress - I am so impressed. Always wanted to be a dab hand with a sewing machine but it wasn’t to be!
Happy Monday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Netty The Runner said...

Really nice card Sue. The dragonfly is very pretty. Love how you have set the circles out on the card.
Annette x

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. That background colour is amazing and gives the biggest pop to the whole design. The first thing that came to mind when your sample fully loaded was 'pigs ear' because I know for certain that's what my effort would look like, if I decided to have a try at this beauty it would end up looking awful, either a pig's ear or sows purse ( anyone is welcome to Google this saying if it makes no sense to you) lol.
Whatever your plans for the day Sue hope it's a great day xxx

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Marion S x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, full of impact with wow colour and design.
B xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful vibrant card to wake up to on a very dull and dreary Monday.x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a really beautiful card. Like the way you've layered the circles. The dragonflies are pretty and the pixie powders add magic xx

Clai01 said...

Always love to see any colour of pixie powders and any techniques with them. x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card and the midnight blu pixie powders really do make it shout out, brilliant, love it.

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

Jan Sayer said...

Lovely design and gorgeous colour.
Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such an eye-catching card and I love the offset circles. I have this colour pixie powder and it is beautiful and is stunning with white. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with your pixie powders circles set with the white really makes it pop. Yvonne xx

Chris Curry said...

A smart and elegant card Sue. Love pixie powders and so tempted with the dragonfly. Thank you, have a good day.xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the circle design so simple but classy.
Lydia
x

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card SUE The dragonflies look stunning just simply cut from two types of silver and white
I wish my PP’d backgrounds looked as good as yours Maybe I’m not using quite enough PP...?
I need to try the acetate trick that I saw JULIA WATTS showed on Hochanda

Suemac said...

A clean crisp card.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another stunning card I have this colour pixie powder and love it. Like Stephanie mine would look awful my spacial awareness is terrible and would end up as we say around here looking like a dogs dinner

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card this morning Sue. I love the blue pixie powders with the circles.... makes them really stand out. And those lovely Dragon flys... I am thinking of getting them. Well done Sue.
Yvonne so glad to see you back. Hope all is ok. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I just love how you have used those dies. The background is gorgeous. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anne said...

What a great idea to offset the circles.

Anne (Northampton)

gwen70 said...

WOW Stunning card, love the dragonflies

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Julia
Stunning card this morning and love the pop of colour from the Pixie powders. The details on the dragonflies are amazing . I really enjoyed Julia demoing your dragonflies yesterday.
crafty hugs to all... Wendy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A really bright and cheerful card.
I love your idea of offsetting the circles and the vibrant colours of the Pixie Powders!
Lesley S x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love this card must have a go. love Jean Z xxxxx

Tressa said...

Lovely card. The pixie powdered centre certainly makes the whole card pop!

Teresa

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. I have to admit I thought the Jocelyn die in the corners were embossed not die cut then glued on. Just Lovely. Hugs WINTERWARM xxx

stitchingranny said...

A gorgeous card today Sue. Love everything about it from the background to the little dragonfly - so perfect.

Hugs Helen xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Sue love the colour blue
Gr Karin

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely pop of colour on this all occasion, any gender card.
Doreen R

dj from kettering said...



What a stunning card from such a simple
idea of staggering the circles,



Doreen x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, those Pixie powders really make the card pop! Beautiful colour! Love Jean xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is superb, a fabulous card with a very simple design (but the difficulty with "simple designs" is that one has to think of it in the first place).
I felt the pixie powders coming on for a while now, when the weather gets better can hang them up on the washing line.
Hugs, Rose

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue the beautiful the blue makes it pop and the dragonflies are brill thank you
Love June Horrocks xxxxxxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love the midnight blue pixie powder it is so vibrant and when surrounded by white circles it looks stunning. The silver dragonflies are lovely, they would think that they had landed on a blue Himalayan poppy :-)

Frances

scrAPpamondo said...

Stunning card, so precious! Love any detail, amazing design!

CraftyJo said...

Such a fabulous colour and a great card.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Just my sort of thing today as I love designs that are not symmetrical. Now, if I could just get my pixie powders to look as spectacular as yours I would be on to a winner.

Lisbeth

Eunice Astle said...

Fantastic card Sue, love those pixie powders!!!Adding the dragonfly die was an awesome idea!

Deb Isle of Wight said...

Love the post - great way of using circle dies - I always have a problem with circles but love how they are offset in this post and the pixie powder background well........

ursula said...

Nothing to beat the vibrancy of pixie powder colours, this is beautiful. The idea of the cut circles laid like this is lovely, superb card Sue...luv Ursula xx

Pawprintx4 said...

Today I ordered the dragonfly set on Hochanda so this sample is very timely. I am making a birthday card for a friend now using some of the triple layer dies. I really love them and hope to get them all eventually.
Hope everyone is having a good start to their week,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

sued99 said...

Lovely card with a beautiful background colour. X

BenteS said...

Gorgeous card, and the blue colours are very pretty :))

Di said...


Hi Sue,

Stunning card, love the blue.

Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the offset circles backed with the gorgeous midnight blue pixie powders and the dragonflies look amazing

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, love the pixie powders and the offset circles. Beautiful blue.

Barbara V

Suzzette Yandle said...

I had the strangest "vision" when I saw your dragonflies on this lovely card. In the backing area of the wings, I "saw" opalesCent colored paper instead of your white card. This is making me laugh. Stranger things have happened to me, but this is a first. Oh, by the way, I dream in color, too. LOL.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
Take care Kitty.
Sue I may miss some days, l am looking after my two grandsons,as my daughter is very poorly in hospital.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Wow! What a striking card!
Hugs x
Heather T

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hello Sue,

Another stunning card, love always the Pixie powders, and the colour you have selected is no exception, blue is wonderful, and teamed with the dragonflies, brings another beautiful card.

Dorothy of Baldock GB