Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hi crafters!  This is a rather clean and simple card for this week's card giveaway.  It is just so pretty in real life that I thought you might enjoy it!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and embossed it with the Ice Crystal embossing folder.  Next I cut the Illuminated Angel striplet out of white card.  I used Pixie Powders, Rich Gold, Candy Pink and Sun Yellow to create a background for it and I used the outside cutting edge to cut a piece from it and attached the angel striplet to it.  Next I cut two of the Holly Octagonal frame out of white card.  I cut them both in half and attached them as accents around the angel striplet then I used mounting foam to adhere it to the left hand side of the card.  I cut the Greetings of the Season die twice out of Gold Pearl card and stacked them, then glued the on to the right side of the card.  A simple white on white mat and layer with a pierced edge completed the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  Leave a comment if you would like a chance to win this one.  The winner will be announced on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

This card is beautiful, love it. Simple and very elegant
Belated birthday greetings to Myra and Brenda, you kept that quiet ladies. Hope you both had a great day.
Lorraine, glad the op went well, let's hope this sorts your symptoms out.
Wheeley, so glad to see your post yesterday although sorry you are still having those migraines. Billy seems to be recovering well.
June, hope you are okay after physio.
Elaine, I so wish that someone could take responsibility for sorting Andrews meds out, it is not right that he has to chase this up himself.
Tina, I too wish that Peters leg gets sorted soon. Too often patients get caught up in the system instead of the care they need.
Sharon, take care and rest that leg.
Hugs to all especially poorly and missing friends, Tina and Mick, thinking of you.

Dragonsnap2 said...

What a beautiful card for the giveaway. Lovely, clean and elegant. Gorgeous. There's going to be a very lucky winner.
Happy crafting.
D x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card today, I love the colours of the pixie powders
Thanks for sharing

Jan.moogie said...

Simply elegant and so gorgeous,love it. Have a great day Sue, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

rosiejt said...

Love the Pixie Powders background.

Marion Bull said...

what a beautiful card! Stunning!

Maggie B xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Absolutely stunning card!
Hugs x
Heather T

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a truly beautiful card today, love the angel strip let but the pixie powders behind really show it off to perfection.

Belated birthday wishes Myra and Brenda xx

Lorraine hope you are feeling OK today after yr op xx

Elaine, you and Andrew must be tearing your hair out, this should all be sorted without you having to chase it, hope it gets sorted quickly. Xx

Tina and Peter, thinking of you and hoping the leg gets sorted quickly xx

Sharon how is yr leg today.

Had physio which was OK, got some exercises to do, gone down to 1 crutch and am trying to walk without it at home, nights still not good, up and down a lot but I am getting there.

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

Teresa c said...

What a very pretty card someone will be very lucky xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Clean, fresh, and would stand out in a crowded room full of shop bought expensive rubbish that hasn't been made with thought or love. I really love the vibrant but delicate use of pixie powders that enhance the Illuminated Angel striplet it really shows every detail of the work you put into designing this festive die that will never grow old. Beautiful.
Watch out for my usual hug coming your way, and whatever your plans for the day, hope its an enjoyable one for you xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Inspirational card! Love the textures and colors! Beautiful! said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card, Thank you.
I remember the demo of this card with the lovely framing.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

P Austen said...

Just beautiful. I have your larger 2016 Angel but not this one. Mmmmmm what to do.!! My dies to buy list is getting longer. Like the pixie background too. Hugs xx P Austen

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Simply elegant.
Jan x

Karen Drew said...

Stunning. Clean and simple. Love it
Karen xx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Beautiful card today Sue, love the look of fire and ice but have not tried it as yet, really do need to get some pixie powders.
Watched this yesterday on a rerun of one of your Hochanda programmes!!!!!!
Pam - thank you for your thoughtful wishes, there is no change in Peter, District nurse or Community nurse as they now like to be called and changed his Nephrectomy tube dressing. Also got letter for appointment on 23/11/16 at Urology, still waiting for Oncology appointment. He is fast asleep at the time being.
June Smith - thank you for your thoughtful wishes even though you are recouperating from your knee operation. Hope physio is going well.
Love and crafty hugs to all who need them.
Tina T xxxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very beautiful card, the pixie powder background sets off the angel to perfection. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful and elegant card.
Nancyd xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Simply beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. glad to hear you are improving.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs all round.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the background.

Anonymous said...

Very simple but elegant card Sue.The pixie background just seems to light the card up.JJxx

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card. The Pixie powder background is gorgeous. X

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful card with a wonderful pop of colour, love the Pixie powders.x

Netty The Runner said...

Love this,sometimes less is more. Looking forward to seeing John with your ODS tonight on Hochanda.
Annette x

Debra K. said...

May be simple in your eyes but very lovely in mine! How the gold pixie dust shimmers. Debra x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. The pop of colour makes it look gorgeous.
Barbara V

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, really lovely.


Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I would love to give it a new home. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, it may be simple but it's absolutely stunning. Yvonne xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love love love it x xhazel

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A gorgeous, gorgeous, card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Very very lovely!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a gorgeous card, clean, simple and elegant. The pixie powder background is beautiful, it looks like melting lava. The e/b folder is a must have as i dont have this one and its lovely. I have all your striplet dies as they are so versatile. Will have a try at making this one for my box of stash. I woke up to the first fall of snow here in Co/Durham, hope we are not in for a bad winter as i dont like the snow or cold weather as it means i cant get outside so i hope it will melt as the mornig goes on.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Pat said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful card. I love everything about it, especially the pixi powders
Pat x

JAO said...

Very elegant card Sue.

Liz said...

What a fabulous card, just stunning! xx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, truly wonderful card, the spirit of Christmas really shines through.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Anonymous said...

Really gorgeous card, Sue, made lovely by the pixie powders - what a showcase for them! Hey Tracy - how are you doing with them?
Lorraine - a botoxed bladder sounds weird - do hope it works and makes one part of your life more bearable.
Late birthday greetings to Myra and Brenda.
Sue, wondering if you're in the US and have voted? Am watching as the totals mount up and somewhat bewildered by it all. Wishing that the outcome is good for all.
Take care everyone, especially if you're in the snow up north - hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

Karen Derbyshire said...

beautiful card Sue. very clean looking.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, really beautiful card. Love the holly octagonal frame which has been used on the card.
Lyn R Warrington

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful card the pop of the pixie powders is fabulous, they make a great backing for the angel. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and Peter Tina and mick Elaine and Andrew Tracey June and Sharon xxxx

Chris Curry said...

You call this card clean and simple, I call it beautiful. Thank you Sue. Xx

kettering girl said...

I do like that pop of colour behind the angel, a stunning card,

Doreen x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card, I love the pixie powder colours. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful elegant card, love the pixied background to the striplet.
B xx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the colours of the pixie powders and the elegance of your design.
Thanks for sharing,

karenlotty said...

This Struplet is beautiful The colours of the Pixie Powders you've used work perfectly

Anonymous said...

OMG! How gorgeous is this card Sue, I absolutely love everything about it.
VC x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue such a very beautiful card, loving the colours so soft and gentle.

Sending love to Wheeley and Billy ,xx

June, keep doing the exercises but gently eh ? take care .xxx

Sharon ,hope things are easier for you today .x

Thank you all for your concern RE: Andrews Medication what a fiasco , ( Andrew is a very placid Man who usually takes things in his stride but he did rattle a few cages yesterday )
To cut the story short the Consultants Secretary was adamant that the fax was sent as she was with Consultant when he did it , but she was going to do it again herself and ask him to do another when he gets to the office at 9.30 am .
Andrew phoned the DRs at 10.00 who said they had not received the fax , so Andrew made an appointment with his Dr for 11.00. in the meantime the Consultant phoned Andrew to check the fax number was correct and to say his DRs have now had 3 fax . after putting the phone down ,he has a call from the receptionist at the Drs to say they have had a fax , and she would get it to the Chemist for him to collect ,and she had cancelled his appointment with the Dr.
So Helen goes to the chemist to collect the Meds at 3.30 thinking it would be ready BUT NOOOOOO they had not had the FAX so she tootles of to the Drs to get it herself , she hands it in at the chemist to find that they had not got the meds in stock what was called for in a tin ,they only had the sachets , but they were very kind and gave her a sachet of the meds to tide him over last night and this morning , they ordered the tins while Helen was there and should have them in later today. fingers crossed.

I have just read this back and it sounds like a carry on movie ,honestly i know that our Doctors and staff are very busy but ,,,,,,,,,,,,, i will say no more.

Take care everyone hugs to all .
Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A really gorgeous card, love the vibrant Angle.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card,I do like this Angel die makes a beautiful card
Thank you
Karen M

Neet said...

As soon as I saw this I thought how beautiful it was. I am sure there is not a person out there in Blogland who would not like to own this piece. It is so beautiful and there is such a lot of work that has gone into it. Each step you have performed in the making marries so well with the next.
I would love to be considered for winning this card.
Hugs, Neet xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Beautifully simple and simply beautiful! the Illuminated Angel striplet and you've set her off to perfection with the Pixies in gold, pink and yellow - would love to win this one...

I've missed the whole of the new dies launch thanks to Sky messing us about - no internet, no landline and they even cut off our TV package for a couple of days...absolutely infuriating and it was all their fault, not ours...still, they've finally sorted out the mess and at least I can catch up now on the whole launch in one fell

June - glad to read that your knee continues to improve...


Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
L Dewar

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, a beautiful card today a few of my friends love these sort of designs and I know this one will go down well with them. hugs Shirleyxx

SandyD said...

Yet another beautiful card! X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card today. I love the clean and simple look of it and the pixie powder background is gorgeous. Very cold and snowy here this morning. Love and hugs to all Alison xx

Anonymous said...

I love this card, the colour is so striking. Beautiful.


Unknown said...

Morning Sue this is such a beautiful card the angel really stands out with the lovely colours of the pixie powders behind it
Kathy B x

Scottydog said...

Beautiful pixie background. I only have two pixie powders so need to get some more as this is just stunning. Thank you for the inspiration Sue. Someone will be very lucky to win this card.

SassySaz said...

Morning Sue, a simple yet stunning card. The pixie powders just make it pop Sarah x

gwen70 said...

Simply stunning Sue, beautiful background and wonderful dies

BenteS said...

A gorgeous card with the vivid background for the beautiful angel die!
This die is a big favorite of mine :))
Thanks for the chance to win this card!

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. A stunning card this morning. I love how you have used the Holly frame and has got me thinking on how to use my dies more.
Hugs and well wishes all round. Wendy

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful card, love how you have framed the striplet die. love Jean Z xxxx

Karen W said...

Wow this is stunning, it just pops!! Beautiful card!

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes,
What a gorgeous card I love the Angel striplet die and the colours background is stunning on it Iam just waiting for my die to come
I received some of my pixie powders yesterday so cant wait to start playing with them the colours are gorgeous on this card

Thank you for all your kind wishes, Pam Iam resting a bit as come down with some bug at the moment so feeling a little rough, but still doing the physio as much as i can, started to use just one crutch yesterday so that's good news. I struggle in the mornings and nighttime so have to use both crutches then at the moment

Sorry Late Birthday wishes Myra and Brenda

Lorraine hope you are feeling OK today after your operation xx

Elaine, you and Andrew hope things get sorted soon for you

Tina and Peter, thinking of you and hoping the leg gets sorted quickly

June hope your feeling a bit better today and and great news about no crutches your ahead of me now well done just go careful, it's like a rollacoaster isnt it at the moment, hopefully we will be ok for Christmas and look back at it as a blip in our life xx

Hope you all have a lovey day
Love and hugs to all that are poorly and need it
Love Sharon

Bejay said...

Hi, Sue,
What a beautiful card for the giveaway this week. I love this die and the background is stunning. I was up to my ears in Christmas card making yesterday and I've more to make today. None of mine are anything as good as yours though!
I'll need to take it a bit slower today though as my back is really painful. My doc said it's not my arthritis or the other spinal problem this time but she seems to think know that my sacroiliac joint is inflamed so the surrounding muscles are going into spasm, all I know is that it's much more painful than normal, like having a nagging toothache in your lower back which seems to radiate through to the front. Ah well, I think my body is telling me it's getting older lol.
Happy Wednesday, everyone
Bejay xx

Val.S said...

Love this card,the colours behind the diecut are fabulous!Hugs,Val.S

hettygarlick said...

That's beautiful and I love the pixie powder background.

Val Jones said...

Oh Sue I just love this die. Very pretty card.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a beautiful card made very special by your gorgeous Pixie Powder background.
Lesley S x

Unknown said...

Love this angel the card is so elegant and the pixi powders are beautiful
Thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxxx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,I love this card ,So peaceful and serene. Now convinced I need pixie powders. Thanks Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue

Another WOW card today. It really is very beautiful

June x

shabbycraftcabin said...

Simply beautiful! Definitely less is more. Ivy C x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely Christmas card, the pixie powder background is perfect to set off the lovely angel die.
Good luck all
Muriel x

Muriel said...
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Tressa said...

Beautiful card. The pixie powdered ar a behind the angel really does something doesn't it. Gorgeous.

Nattyboots: I have good reason to appreciate the communication difficulties affecting the NHS and the problems your are going through. I hope that the Meds arrive soon and the situation improves for Andrew and yourself. My mother was discharged from hospital last week without my brother and I being informed of the very negative results shown up by a CATScan. She has short term memory problems and really couldn't comprehend what she was told. She was discharged into the care of the GP and palliative care team neither of whom had been informed and, as it subsequently turned out, neither knew why she had been put into their care. I had some information only found out by badgering a ward nurse who told me more than she should. The palliative care nurse has since found out that the Gastro team is to met to decide what could or should be done but still can't find out the total situation. We are left in limbo now not knowing the prognosis. To say some some brown stuff hit the fan in a North Wales hospital when my brother found out is an understatement.


Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Friend Sue,
"WOW WOW WOW" I Love Today's Stunning Card And Like Everyone On
Your Wonderful Blog I Would Love To Own This Card.
I Love The White On White Mat/Layer, The Very Striking Ice Crystal Embossing Folder
I Have "The Illuminated Angel" She Is Just Stunning, I Love How You've Used Your Pixie Powders
To Create An Outstanding Background, I Haven't Got The Pixie Powders As Yet!!
I Use My Angel Quite Often But With A Sticky Back Sheet And Beautiful Gilding Flakes,
I Love How You've Used "The Holly Octagonal Die" Around The Sides Also The Very Beautiful
Sentiment "Greeting Of The Season" In The Luxurious Gold Pearl Foundation Card.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing This Extremely, Exquisite, Elegant Card.
Take Care My Friend
Warmest Wonderful Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself Sue
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To "All" Wilsonettes, Good Luck 🍀 To Whom Ever Wins Today's Beautiful Gift From Sue.

Beryl said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I'm loving pixie powders at the moment so this card is right up my street. SueL x

foxyg said...

Lovely clean and simple card. Pixie background is gorgeous.

Suebak said...

I love how you have used the Holly Octagonal Frame die as accents to surround the Angel which has been illuminated perfectly by the Pixie colours. Stunning card.

Susan x

Jess Watson said...

Good morning Sue, great card, love how the Angel looks illuminated,
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so beautiful love the hint of colour fabulous.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card sue x the pixie background looks fantastic with the beautiful angel x love the embossing folder too x thankyou sue for your inspiration x
Sending healing hugs to all the poorly wilsonettes x
Theresa w xxx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
a delicate and wonderful christmas card...
Love the background very much.
Rolf xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Love the background especially really pretty

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card befitting your angel striplet and I love it. I don't know how I have missed the Ice Crystal embossing folder but I am going to have to go and find it. I think I will try making a background with my alcohol inks to replicate your pixie powders.

Myra & Brenda - belated Happy Birthday greetings for yesterday. Hope it was all good.

Izzy - what a nightmare for you, I hope you have been suitably recompensed.

I woke up this morning to see snow on the hills but luckily it is only raining at ground level. Winter has arrived, brrrr !!

Thinking of all our poorly Wilsonettes and their families, maybe one of you will be lucky enough to win this beautiful card.


Unknown said...

Good morning Sue and lovely Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card, I love all your angel dies Sue and this one is no exception. The pixie powder colour combo is heavenly, especially light the gold running through it. I'm gonna have to get some and give it a go. Love the EF too, the whole card is sheer perfection.
Myra in Florida, such good news about Emily, God works in mysterious ways but He is good all the time. Praying for complete healing xx
Pussycats congrats on your new job, hope all goes well for you xx
June, so glad to hear you are on the mend and your infection has cleared up. Hope your recovery will really get going now, you'll be running around in no time xx
Sharon, hope your knee isn't giving you too much gyp in the cold weather.
Wheely, so pleased to hear Billy is doing well, sending woof woofs from Suzie the JRT. Hope Mr Wheely has good luck on the job front and that you feel better too and you're back crafting real soon xx
Lorraine - hope you recover from your op quickly and feel better quickly xx
Happy Birthday Myra and Brenda, hope you both had a lovely time xx
Elaine, hope Andrew feels better and you get his meds sorted.
Laine & Yvonne - hope your migraines clears up completely, they are horrible, hope you both feel better soon xx
Phew, well I can't promise this everyday. Sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed and can't keep up but having a good day today.
Sending love and hugs to all including my crafty friends above, P in Wales & Lynda B. SEnding up prayers for all who need them.
Love and blessings
Deb C xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning Christmas card. The beautiful angel with a gorgeous background. I love it.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue a very elegant card and i love the background colour.
Hugs Catherine.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A beautiful card, clean and simple yet so pretty. Love the Holly Octagonal frame attached as accents.

Still surprised about Trump to be President.

Love Helen xxx

Anonymous said...

I like the simple elegance of this card and the lovely gentle shade that adds just a tiny splash of colour to bring it to life,

Have a wonderful day everyone

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful, simple yet elegant too, love the pixie powder background behind your Angel striplet and I really want the Greetings of the Season die

Myra and Brenda many happy returns for yesterday xx
Wheelybad hugs for you, Mr W and Billy too xx

Hugs and best wishes to everyone

cheryl brown said...

Morning everyone,

What a stunner this morning Sue, the epitome of Christmas, a gorgeous angel.

Belated birthday wishes to Myra and Brenda, so sorry I missed you yesterday.

Gurt squashy hugs to all our poorly friends and hubbies. I hope you see some improvements today.

Had my fifth yearly kidney check before I had my holiday in America and the results...ALL CLEAR, nothing has metastasised. From now on they will be doing an ultra sound on my right kidney every 18 months as a precaution.
My second year mammogram is tomorrow morning. My eldest daughter is coming with me for a spot of retail therapy and lunch before we come home.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
I love the white background against the angel rising from what reminds me of the colours in lava from a volcano, so she looks like she's rising from a volcanic eruption. Against the ice crystal backdrop of the white it is just beautiful, what a lovely piece of inspiration to start off the day.
We have a lovely snow topped hill scene going on up here at Glenochil so i reckon that winter is definitely here and started. My hills look like iced christmas puddings even if they are on the large side. At least if the snow is up there we can admire the beauty of it, it's only when it decides to come down on to the roads and pavements i have the bother with it as it sends my legs and feet in two entirely different directions which can definitely be painful to say the least.
Myra my lovely friend, i am so very sorry that i lost track of the days when it was your birthday too. I'm so glad that you had a lovely night out last night as it's nice to just once in a while be spoiled a bit. I get that when i meet up with my beautiful cherubs in April and October, oh how i so look forward to when our next few days away come around, but they seem to go in a flash. Happy birthday lovely lady, sending huggles down to you ;D
Brenda Lello, i hope that you had a lovely day yesterday as well flower and that you were treated to the silver service treatment as well from your nearest and dearest whether they be family or friends or better still, both.
Well i'm going away to get on with the border of this shawl that i hope i will get finished for tomorrow so that i can get it pinned out and ready for friday. So i will say goodbye for now everyone and sending hugs to my Wilsonettes that need, could do with or just want, they are on their way to you all,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Paula said...

Beautiful Sue, simply beautiful! There's no need to say more, that word describes this card completely.
Hugs to all in need today,
Paula x

Clare Powell said...

Beautiful card, love the background behind the angel x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card, the background is beautiful.
Rosemary xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. The pixie powders create a perfect background for the illuminated angel. I have recently been playing with some of the powders that I bought at Ally Pally and I am quite impressed with the results. Thank you for inspiring me to have a go.


Sue MacFall said...

What a beautiful card - love the background combined with white.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

julie laz said...

Beautiful card sue, big crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card ideal for batch making
Carole eaton

Leanne said...

Lovely card!

Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
Love the background to the Angel Striplet, it really appears to glow.
Margaret xx

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card Sue love from Jackie xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card Sue, lovely "frame" to the striplet. Clever, wouldn't have thought of that.
Hugs, Rose

Fikreta said...

very elegant and so pretty card!

Unknown said...

So many gorgeous cards, my wish list gets longer and longer! Gone are the days of smelliest, nighties and chocolates - buy me dies!!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. Simply elegant. Love the colours of the pixie powders you've used. Thanks for sharing.

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the clean look.

Margaret Iddon said...

Another beautiful card

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the pixie powder background. Marion S x

Unknown said...

Just beautiful


Judy Hollers said...

This card is breathtaking! Wow! It would be an honor to be the recipient of this wonderful card. Thank you so much, Sue, for sharing your talent and for inspiring us. ~ Judy Hollers

ambretteir8 said...

Sue This is another stunning card by you I just love it so talented

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
A quick post today as the gas board who have been working in our street for weeks causing mayhem are joining me up to the new pipeline but love this card. To everyone ill and their carers thinking of you.

jennywren said...

Oh wow Sue what a stunning card. Loving the embossed background and the pixie powders so vibrant. Beautiful card.
Jenny wren xx

Pawprintx4 said...

Love ideas for this die. I have it and have enjoyed making some of my Christmas cards with it so other ideas are very welcome.
Stephanie K

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Stunning just stunning. I love it all, the embossing folder, the dies and the wonderful background. I am sure the winner will be delighted with this Card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

KarinsArtScrap said...

Sue this is gorgeous and elegant
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

It would be icing on my cake today to win this card. We in the USA have a new president, and I am thrilled. You guys in Britain started it a few months ago. We followed you yesterday in letting the world know we will decide our future, not other countries or entities. I thought about what you did all day yesterday and hoped we would have the numbers to do it. And we did. Evangelical Christians came out in droves and it's a new day. Our new president will want to create a bond with your prime minister and we will be cohorts again. Myra from Florida

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
An absolutely gorgeous card. So pretty to give the colour combination and the dies used...
Love Rosie from

Jean said...

Such a beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Loved this card when I saw you demo it on Hochanda. Would be absolutely thrilled to win it.
Christine (West Yorkshire)xx

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful! LOVE the gorgeous background behind the angel! This would look amazing on my wall!

Nana on the Hill said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, love the way you've used the Pixie powders to make the Angel die stand out. It would grace anyone's mantel x

Bluefairy4U said...

Afternoon Sue, a beautiful card I might have to copy for my special friends. I have the die but not the outer die. Also have a couple of pixie powders so will make do and try to make it as lovely as yours lol big hugs Jo xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful card! I especially would enjoy it if this card arrived in the post to me!!! Love the Pixie Powder layer under your gorgeous angel in this card. Pixie Powders are so much fun to use and reveal the colorful created card. I was playing with Pixie Powders last week. I tried John Next Door's technique with getting an extra layer by pressing another sheet of card stock and/or vellum on top of the original layer. I also "mopped up" the remaining liquid in my spray box with kitchen roll to get a layer that will add texture to another card. I had inky fingers, including hands, when I finished. I though I was going to have to bleach my hands to get all the pigment off my hands. But, I had bought a bar of Artist soap and I was amazed at how well this soap cleaned my hands. Yeah. No bleach needed.

craftynanna said...

Absolutely beautiful card this is my all-time favourite Christmas die it always looks stunning no matter how it's presented, hugs Johanna

sammi said...

Beautiful card Sue - Shows the true meaning of the season! You have done yourself proud, yet again, with this one!

Sammibug in Ohio

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Might be a clean and simple card but it is very effective. Not a die that I would normally go for but this post could persuade me...

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I would love to win this beautiful card.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely Christmas Card. A real traditional Christmas Card. Great way to to use the Holl Octagonal Frame and I love the Pixie Powder behind the Angel, just adds that splash of colour. Great card.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Thank you for today's lovely card! Another real beauty! I can't think of anyone who wouldn't love to give it pride of place in their craft room!
Pam - I got quite a surprise seeing my name this morning! Thank you for your good wishes and for all the other lovely ladies who sent them too!
I'm scared I leave anyone out but thanks , Pat L , Norah, Cheryl,( pleased about your test results Cheryl,) Deb C, Frances , Sharon and P in Wales!
If I've forgotten you , I do apologise! It's old age you know! Careful Maureen!!
Love to everyone, especially those going through tough times!
Myra xxx

craftyjen said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful creation. Love the colours of the background. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cards with all us crafters. Have a wonderful evening Jenny xxx Isle of Wight.

Gillyflower said...

Sue - this is a beautiful card! It would be a joy to receive it! Hugs Gilly R x

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
I love today's card Sue it looks so elegant
And I am sure that it will be a treasured possession
Hugs to all that may need one
Theresa G xx

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

What a beautiful card you have posted today.

Really love the way you have used the pixie powders behind the amazing angel die.

Looking forward to more inspiration from you.

Lol Barbara W (Worcestershire) xx

ursula said...

Oh I just love this striplet die, a definite for my Christmas cards, when I get down to them...a stunning card, so beautiful....thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card, the pixie powders in the background are amazing.
Beverley W

Unknown said...

Hi sue.
Lovely card. I do love playing with the pixies I'll need to invest in a few more colours tho. Lol xx

P in Wales. I have good fun with them although I did manage to get it on my beige carpet when drying the card as I'd no where to sit it. Hadn't realised some of it had went on the back!
Ah well glad it's a craft/ games room with an old carpet. I'll make sure when room gets updated to get a black or dark carpet lol.

Myra an Brenda happy birthday.

Love n healing hugs to all who are poorly. Xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue the card is gorgeous the pixie powder colours are beautiful I have the angel strip let & have already used it a few times but will have a go using the pixie powders

DeeDee7770 said...

Oh so elegant! I don't know how you keep doing it better and better, but you do Sue. You've outdone yourself again. That's why I tune in daily! Love everything about this card. Thanks again. Hugs.

liz spooner said...

Love this card Sue. Thanks or your inspiration.xx

Barbara (C) said...

CAS cards are my favourite style. Great use of the Pixie Powders too.

lritchie said...

hi Sue, love the colors you've used on this card, simply gorgeous

Lori from Canada

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Well what's not to like about this card? The beautiful Pixie Powders enhance your angel die to complete perfection. Gorgeous x
I have had a bit of a stressful day. I don't know if you have seen the reports on the news about the early morning tram crash in Croydon. 6 people confirmed dead and more than 50 people went to hospital. I have a friend who travels on the tram to work early morning and I have been trying to get hold of her all day.
Been worried sick but thankfully she replied to my hysterical voicemail and panic stricken texts at 6 this evening. She hadn't been to work but would probably have been on the tram that crashed. She had stayed at a friends last night but forgot to take her mobile with her.
I had fully intended to comment earlier today but got distracted!
I have been AWOL for a number of days due to a couple of the worst migraines I have had for at least 20 years. I am lucky in that I usually manage to nip them in the bud before they render me completely out of action. This was something else! Anyway, all gone now so trying to claw my way back to normality x
If I had not spent the day worrying about my friend I would have been able to concentrate more on reading comments I had missed but I'm afraid that will have to wait x
I am sending all of you happy thoughts and lots of love especially my blog besties x
God willing I will be back tomorrow with knobs on x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Dawn Holben said...

Wow Sue this card is stunning, i love the colour behind the angel striplet.
It brings the detail out beautifully.
Also love the dies around the edge of the striplet too making it one perfect christmas card.
I absolutely love this one.

Sunset Bay said...

Colours are gorgeous on this fabulous card Sue xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
GORGEOUS card!!....loving the background with the pixie powders...really striking!!!!

dragonswing said...

Absolutely beautiful card!! I love that angel die and the color behind her.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!
The colours are so pretty, the pixie powders are amazing to work with and you never get two cards the same.

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. The pixie powder background is lovely, at first glance I thought it was gilding flakes.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue.
Beautiful gorgeous card today.
Short and sweet post. Still on Kindle and had second cataract op today.
Love to all, hope poorly friends are improving.
Maureen xx

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

What a beautiful cards you have made using this gorgeous striplet, and LOVE how are you've created the background with pixie powders.

Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card with us. Love and hugs Brenda xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

What a beautiful card. I've been using this striplet for quite a lot of cards.

Nanny Jo said...

Absolutely stunning, Sue! Jo xx

Wacki Macky said...

Beautiful card Sue,

thank you


Eunice said...

This definitely is a knock your socks off card!!!! The Pixie powder effect is astounding.

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Darlene from SK said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the background colours made with the pixie powders.

Sandy H said...

This card is gorgeous. Love the embossing folder.

Jean Bullock said...

I would love to win this beautiful card. Pinned as usual.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is stunning, love the vibrant background behind the white die cut Angel striplet. Take care. Bx

Littlelamb said...

Don't know where yesterday went. Busy all day and evening then when I did try to get on here the battery was gone. Had charged if the night before but must have been something wrong with the connection.

This is a gorgeous card. Thank you Sue for sharing this with us.

Unknown said...

I'm one of your biggest fans in the U.S. So happy with your graceful designs and how you put them together. This striplet is so dramatic. Thanks for showing us how to achieve these looks. Donita22 in Rhode Island.

Margreet said...

xxx Margreet

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
So late but just wanted to pop in and say how gorgeous this card is before
going over to Thursday :-) Thank you for sharing all your wonderful cards.

warm hugs to all ,Maria x

Unknown said...

You describe this card as clean and simple, but clearly, a lot of work and expertise has gone into its creation. Based on this beautiful and tasteful creation, I need to up my cardmaking game lol. Thanks for holding your Wednesday Weekly Giveaway!

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card this is. Just love the vibrant colour and the dies used....
Love Rosie from

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful card for the give away. Love all the colours you choose, and I would love this die too. An add on die to my ever growing list.

Good luck everyone

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Laura O said...

Great card love the pixy powders very vibrant. Laura O

LINDA C. S. said...

Hi all, new to all this but love sue's dies and have tons of them,. Can anyone tell me if she has ever done a scroll design die?

Unknown said...

Hi Sue

Simply Beautiful.

With best wishes

Elaine Ann