Wednesday, 16 September 2020

So Glad We're Friends

Hi bloggers!  I reached into my stash today for a Pixie Powder background to use.  I found one that used Plum Twist, Aubergine Dream and Teal Wash Pixie Powders.   I cut the Swirly Vine Background out of coconut white card and glued it to the Pixie Powder background.  I used the inner cutting die from the set to cut the centre square.  I added mounting foam to the outer frame to raise it and added it to another piece of white card.  I recessed the centre down inside the frame.  I cut the So Glad We're Friends sentiment out of both white and black card.  I used the black die cut as a shadow behind the saying, then glued it to the centre of the card.  I covered a piece of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet and cut out the Exquisite Poppy die out of it.  I peeled the backing paper off and coated it with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz, then assembled the flower.  I seated the flower in the corner of the frame and used the Pinwheel Floral Leaves and the Dandelion Clocks as accents.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  7"  in size.

I just thought I would add a little note to the blog today.  It seems that Blogger is changing the way you put the blog posts together on the admin side.  I never understand why they have to change something that isn't broken!  However, they are only giving their users til the end of Sept to figure out how to use it.  So far, I cannot find how to delete any pics that I do not want on my post, how to set the schedule for a post or how to add the bold of my products.  I tell you just in case you notice some changes to the posts before I figure out everything they have changed!   Fingers crossed, I can work it all out!  All for now. Sue x

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Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. At the moment your products are highlighted in bold text and your photography is as always beautiful showing us every gorgeous detail. Maybe they should limit the amount of words used on each post, it would stop me spouting on and on with stupid ideas etc lol and now so many virtual friends are whooping and cheering and repeating "yes yes" lol. Today is another beautiful piece of colourful inspiration so thank you for keeping the smile on my face - STAY SAFE KEEP CARING AND VIGILANT xxx 💖

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a really beautiful card, the effect of pixie powders are just stunning and this combination is gorgeous, really looks lovely with the white die cut. Like you say, why fix something that is not broken. Hope you manage to work it out, technology can be a minefield. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx said...

Morning Sue.
thank you a very pretty card.
Why oh why do they have to meddle with something that is
running fine, good luck, I hope it doesn't stress you too much.
Take care stay safe and have fun Kitty.

June Horrocks said...

Another beautiful card today sue thank you the die is beautiful allso and the colour yes why can’t things be left alone I hope you don’t get any stressed
Love always sue stay safe my friends love june horrocks xxxxxxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card using pixie powders today.I hope you will manage to sort things out.
Good Luck.
Jan x

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card today, love the colours. Good luck with Blogger.


Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, beautiful card in great colours of pixie powder. Good luck with blogger, hope you manage to sort it out, as you say why fix wasn’t even broken
Marion S x

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
From the previous comments it looks like I'm the only one that has problems finding you most days. Today I had no trouble at all so how strange is that.
A beautiful card again today Sue I just love the Pixie Powders and the colours you have used.
I wish I was as organised as you are.
Marie P.


dj from kettering said...

Love the colours of pixie powders and just lifting
the outside edge of the die, makes it stunning.

It's true what they say; if it ain't broke, don't fix it!! Best of luck!!

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. I love this card and i love everything you have used from start to end. The dies are beautiful. Good luck with blogger Sue. I hate it when things change for no reasons and more so when they were running ok to start with. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them this morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, gorgeous pixied background.
It is so frustrating when they change something that is working well!
B xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Beautiful card Sue love the pixie powders.
Good luck with the Bloggers
Catherine v94

Owlish said...

I love ur card and the colours are just brilliant unfortunately there seems to be a lot of changes going on all around us, and l don't think it going to stop anytime soon.
Owlish Xx

Vi Wilkinson said...

Hi Sue, love your card such happy colours :) take care Vi.xx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A truly stunning card today with your beautiful pixie powders background & beautiful sentiment. Hope you get everything sorted. Yvonne xx

karenlotty said...

A lovely card I do like Pixie Powder backgrounds Lots of Bloggers don’t like the new way and like you say why change something that isn’t broken I hope you manage to get things sorted Logically any change should be an improvement and make it easier but it doesn’t appear to be so...!

Scottydog said...

Gorgeous, love everything about it. This is one of my favourite frames & with my favourite pixies you really couldn’t go wrong! Thank you Sue.
I sympathise with you trying to change something which worked perfectly. I dread having to update my computer, they change things that didn’t need changing & I have to work out where things have disappeared to! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card. You're not the first to say that they are struggling with Bloggers new changes. Hoping you get it all sorted out. WakeyL

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card it is just gorgeous. I think the new version of Blogger will put a lot of people off blogging altogether. All I can say is everything is there but it does take some looking for. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Beautiful card the swirly vine die is very pretty

Beryl said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours.

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx Hazel

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a Gorgeous card today love the pixie powders there so versatile

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe


Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Love the pixie powder colours and the swirly vine looks fabulous, I don’t use it enough, again you have inspired me
Muriel x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful creation using the Pixie powders, and love the sentiment on the front, just perfect.

I am sure you will figure out the changes, and yes I don't see why they want to do it, but technology is changing all the time.

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

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a stunning background. I am surprised you found it in your stash and hadn't used it already! Love that swirly vine die.

I am not the most techy person in the world and I hate it when they change anything at all. Good luck sorting out the blog posts.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, those beautiful pixie powders. The colours you have used together are just gorgeous and the white die cut over the top shows them both to perfection. The whole card is stunning.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another lovely card today we have had some stunning creations this week. I don't envy you working out the blog posts I am hopeless at anything technical. Take care everyone x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous combination of pixie powders and since I’ve just bought the plum twist and teal wash, I’ll be trying this. Good luck with Blogger, hope it doesn’t stress you out

Love and hugs to everyone

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone gorgeous card, i love pixie powder backgrounds and the dies work perfectly together.
I hope blogger doesn't cause too many issues for you. I think I've eventually sorted my end out, which took a while hugs Donna x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card, love the dies you have used, the layout and the colours.

I hope you can figure out all you need to continue the blog Sue. I agree, leave things alone if they work well!

Love Helen xxx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful colour combination which really shows off the pretty dies.
Who wouldn't want to receive a card as lovely as this?

Good luck with your blogger. I always think that 'a 9year old' is very helpful with technological problems. lol Why on why do some people have to mess around and change things that are working perfectly well?
Hugs xxx Pauline

Crafty Cruiser said...

A really lovely card. I stick to the mantra “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” for good reason. My husband calls me ‘Jonah’ because anything I try with technology goes wrong! Good luck with getting it sorted.
Doreen R

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Pixie powders are so beautiful and create gorgeous effects, I love what you’ve created your card is fabulous!
Hugs x
Heather T

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
How could anyone not love this card. Pixie Powders are a sure fire winner in my eyes. Those colours are stunning x
It really annoys me when ‘the powers that be’ decide to change things. Like you say why fix what’s not broken?! I hope it doesn’t stress you too much x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

ursula said...

Very that colour background.....luv Ursula xx

Maria said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous background, love pixie powders colours.
Hope all goes ok for you. Why fixing something that is not
broken in the first place. never understood these things.

Maria x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love it when you find these pixie powdered backgrounds in your stash, it must be huge :-) This background looks brilliant with the Swirly Vine Background and the sparkly Exquisite Poppy is lovely.
Doesn't it drive you mad when they change things that are working perfectly well just because they can? I know we will all understand if there are a few blips until you get to grips with the changes, it is such a nuisance trying to find things and it all takes twice as long.


Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, such a delightful card. I can understand your frustration. Why it is felt necessary to change things when they are working perfectly well is never explained. I feel the same about the recent Facebook changes, very annoying. But some call it progress..........

CCM said...

Lovely background, lovely card.

I agree, why to fix something that is not broken?

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

BenteS said...

Beautiful! Love the colours :))

Eunice Astle said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the pixie powder colors!!! Isn't technology great, when you finally get it to work and are satisfied with it then they want to change it!!!! We will all be patient with the glitches because we all have had to go through something like this!

Tressa said...

Gorgeous card.


sued99 said...

A really pretty card. I hope you manage to sort out what you need to do. Why they have to change things that work well is beyond me too! X

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card Sue your use of pixi powders to make backgrounds is absolutely gorgeous
I wish mine would come out as good
Thank you Sue
Please take care my friend
Theresa G

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful card Sue. The sparkky Exquisite Poppy looks fabulous. Xx

Clai01 said...

The tones and shades of colours look great together x

KraftyKazKardz said...

You just cant beat a Pixies background. They are always stunning and highlight the poppy beautifully x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a marvellous card, and Pixies rule ok!!

Take care, Sue.