Wednesday, 6 November 2019


Hello there my crafty friends!  Now that the frenzy of multiple posts a day is behind us, we are back to once a day (hope you aren't too disappointed!)  I still have so many Christmas cards to share too!  This one started by making a piece of pixie powder background using the Midnight Blue and Purple Violet.  I spritzed them liberally with water then add a piece of cling film and scrunched it over the top and allowed it to dry.  I used the Paula die to cut it then added the middle section of the die cut in white and a silver card backing.  I used the Stacked Noel cut out of antique silver card with the op layer cut from silver mirror card.  I added it to a white shadow and attached it with foam pieces to the upper corner.  I made two poinsettias out of vellum and I used a touch of pearl gilding polish on the tips before assembling them.  I added them to the lower corner and used the Evergreen Branches in white as accents.  The card was completed with white and silver mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card today, giving me a nudge to carry on with my Christmas cards. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely way to go back to one a day Sue, pixie powders in those gorgeous colours for the background, vellum poinsettias and just a great card, can’t wait to see more of your Christmas cards
Muriel x

Karen Drew said...

We are going to have withdrawal symptoms today with just one post!!!!😀😀
Gorgeous Christmas card. Love the colours
Karen xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx Hazel

Vi Wilkinson said...

Hi Sue, Love it and I love that technique with the pixies I do it like that all time love the effect . The dies you have used are gorgeous. Take care.Vi.x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. One post a day is better than no posts at all. Talking of which, I'm usually good at hiding 'cheeky post' how do I explain two of your dies on the hall floor when we get back home today? They were due the day before we came to our countryside escape cottage, I'm sure my keeper won't mind considering I actually NEED them and it's 2 less off his list (that's if I put them on his list)!!
They are festive dies so having a festive sample today will make me get a start on the large order plus get some made for market to top up with. I made a purple /gold pixie background with cling film last week and it's come out so pretty can't wait to make more and use with my new dies. Lots in the to do list as it's home today. Have a great day xxx said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card this morning, thank you.
Take care Kitty.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Being back to one post suits me when it is such a magnificent specimen. What a beautiful card x
I really must get the old cling film out and try this technique. As my name proves I am a lover of everything Pixied and have a stash of backgrounds which are all amazing, but I am definitely feeling the urge to have a play and create some new and exciting versions of my favourite colours and blends. Too busy this week but come next week this activity has just gone to the top of my to do list x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue gorgeous xnas card your flowers are stunning and the pixie powders lush! Thanks Helen Terry Bishop Auckkand xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful creation this morning with the vibrant blue background, I suspect that the photo does not do this justice, would love to see it in real life, or even as a video of how you made it.

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

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I wouldn't change a thing about this amazing card it has definitely given me the push to finish the rest of my Christmas cards. Guess what I will be doing this afternoon.

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely Christmas card Sue. The Noel didd Ed is wonderful, certainly a statement die.
Annette x

Marie P. from Longridge. said...

Good morning Sue and all.
A delightful card this m.
You must have given a sigh of relief after you posted this morning,knowing that you would not be posting again in a few hours.
I hope you have a restful day.
Marie P.

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card this morning. I love the pixie powders and the colours you have used are beautiful.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s a stunning card in unusual colours for Christmas but I love it.

Rolf xxx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful Christmas card and just the nudge I need to get on with the rest of my Christmas cards.
Marion S x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

carol edwards said...

Hello, a beautiful Christmas card using so many different ways and ideas to use your dies. Great launch over the last few days some really different dies and ideas. Many thanks CAE xx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a pretty card today lovely colours with the pixie powders, and dies used too

Sending Love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Sharon MK

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Such a beautiful card today.
Thanks for sharing.
Jan x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Beautiful card this morning with a lovely coloured background.
The stacked Noel and the Vellum Poinsettia spray make a lovely addition to your card.

Lesley S x

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
I can't get enough of your Christmas cards so bring them on!!
Lovely background and having seen you using pixie powders with cling film several times, I really must try this for myself as it makes a lovely card. Hugs xx Pauline from Teesside

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Haven't made a Christmas card yet. Think I had better start.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. An old saying say here in Leeds " Back t owld routine " But what a way to return...eee baa gum.
This is a beautiful Christmas Card. And I love the vellum flowers. Just beautiful. Well done with the launch Sue. And Thankyou. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind Regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Scottydog said...

Well it might only be one post today but what a beauty. I use pixies a lot & I tried the cling film method for the first time last week & I loved the effect so thank you Sue for introducing me to that method. I appreciate the different techniques you showcase for us.

Clai01 said...

I love the vellum flowers on this card especially x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A gorgeous card today, love the pixie powders background & your cling film method. Yvonne xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Beautiful card fabulous flowers and love the pixie powders.
Catherine v94

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a striking card. The pixie background looks like ice and contrasts beautifully with the vellum poinsettias. Really looking forward to seeing more wonderful ideas from you for Christmas. Sending best wishes

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Wonderful card, very striking.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really unusual colour choice for a Christmas card, but I think it works really well to create a more contemporary card.


gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, wonderful colour

Pussycats said...

Hello sue and all
What a stunning card this morning and I always love seeing your Christmas cards. I was busy making pixie powder backgrounds and cling yesterday to work with the steampunk santa.
The vellum flowers works so beautifully on this sample .
Crafty hugs to all, Wendy

dj from kettering said...

Have really enjoyed the launch over the last
few days, and this is a gorgeous card too,

Doreen x

karenlotty said...

Lovely card and I have this triple stacked NOEL I love it

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what an amazing background using the pixie powders and cling film. Beautiful card and fabulous release. I hope you are delighted with the responses received. WakeyL

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous Christmas card, love your pixie powder background and I could kick myself for not getting that stacked Noel Die

Love and hugs to everyone

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue
Ohh my this is a beautiful card the florals and the colour are perfect for me
I hope your die launch went well I am sure it will be well received as they always are
You take care my friend
Theresa G

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. love Jean Z xxxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card,this will give me a nudge to get some cards made!!!
Best wishes
Karen M

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
being on my second day back, will start this weekend with beautiful xmas cards.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow, love the background, sets the die off perfectly! Love Jean xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this gorgeous card. I had a quick look on my tablet earlier and it looked as though you had used milk and craft card :-) It looked really nice in that colourway but I do prefer this version and am already thinking of trying it using red pixies and gold. Thanks for the idea.


Lynne L said...

Hi Sue wow gorgeous Christmas card the background is stunning I love the stacked Noel die and the vellum poinsettias

Nana on the Hill said...

Beautiful card Sue, the combination of Pixie powders used is lovely & vellum flowers never fail to impress me x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
GORGEOUS card, love the use of pixies, but like Fluffycat says: I not only think this is a fabulous colour way, but there are many others, too.

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I just love the dies that you have used and the background is gorgeous. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

ursula said...

Unusual colour for Christmas but it is beautiful Sue....I always love this background, but mine never comes out like this, does not seem to show the effect of the scrunched up cling film....will keep trying...luv Ursula xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a truly beautiful the pixie powder background!!.....and those flowers are beaut!!!!
Sam Salter

Suzzette Yandle said...

An exquisite Christmas card design. Loving your composition, elements and textures.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue the pixie powders do so lend themselves to making striking backgrounds and the foliage spray you have added is lovely xx

Abbyfromcanada said...

Hi Sue I really like the flowers made of vellum paper. It is a new use of this type of paper for me. The pixie dust background is always so successful.

CraftyJo said...

Love the background and the colours :)

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful Christmas card Sue x love the colours and the effect with the clingfilm looks amazing x thankyou Sue x thankyou also for another fantastic launch , lots gone on my christmas list x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Susan Battensby said...

A gorgeous Christmas card, the pixie powders are beautiful.

Eunice Astle said...

Very pretty card Sue, love the effect that the cling wrap adds to the pixie powder background.

Tressa said...

Lovely card, love the pp'd background.


Maria said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous , must try this technique when better from
the virus that's in house at the moment.
Really hope no one else get it.
hugs Maria x

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous Sue love this one
Gr Karin

sued99 said...

What a stunning card. X

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

A beautiful Christmas card today. The background is simply stunning done with the pixie powders and cling wrap. The color is a bit unusual for Christmas but has a regal feel to it.

Loved your latest release and can't wait for my dies to arrive. As usual you provide such inspiration.

Have a wonderful day.


CCM said...

A lovely card. I love the Pixie Powders background and the floral element is beautiful.
Hugs from Toronto

Viki Banaszak said...

I love the whispyness of the flowers on this card.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card! I love the background your definitely the background queen!
Hugs x
Heather T

Kate's Cards said...

I love this card and the background is amazing.

Pawprintx4 said...

A great card and I love it in purple.
Stephanie K