Sunday, 26 August 2018


Good Sunday morning all!  It's a really quick, easy card for today's offering.  I started with the background (which I already had in my background pile) but it is Pixies Powders.  I used Midnight Blue and Aqua Lagoon, fairly heavily to cover the entire piece.  I cut the Sailboat Stained Glass and glued it on top of the dry background.  Next I used the fall away pieces from the boat and paper pieced them back into the boat to make it more focal.  I just put a bit of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the back of each of the pieces then pieced them in.  I had left a wide border around the sailboat when I initially cut it so I just made a thin border to add to it using the Double Stitched Rectangle die set.  I mounted it with foam for a bit of dimension to it. White on white layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 5 3/4" x  7" in size.  all for now, Sue x

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Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue, I don't know if there is much more I can say about today's sample other than I really love these stained glass collections and the background on this is just amazing. Lot's to do as it's market day. Hoping lots of people feel like a walk in a beautiful country park to walk off their big fried Sunday breakfast - it would also help if they needed a card or two as I need a whole bunch of your dies to help me make cards for them !! Lol. Keep your fingers crossed for me Sue 😕
Sending Sunday hugs and hope you have a good day xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful creation, am loving the colours you have used to create such a beautiful background, and of course the sailing boat stain glass is so effective against this background, beautiful.

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

Unknown said...

Good Morning Sue

This is a lovely card and probably the best that I have seen with this die and as is often the case it is the background that has made it so. You have captured a stormy sky beautifully with this background setting the ship off perfectly. Very atmospheric indeed.

Have a great Sunday whatever you are doing.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
The colours in this pixie powder background are perfect - what a perfect look for the sailboat stained glass die. Just a lovely card and for those difficult males
Muriel x

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Great card. Fab background.

dj from kettering said...

This is one of my favourite stained glass dies,
and the background really sets it off,

Doreen x

Unknown said...

Wonderful card! The background is so beautiful and shimmery just right for the stained glass sailboat die cut. Love it! Debra x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all..
Stunning card this morning , the colours you have created with the pixie powders work beautifully with sail boat. Adding a few pieces back into the boat really brings the design together.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all. Wendy said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Anonymous said...

You have inspired me, Sue, to get this die out and try it with a pixie powder background. Thank you.
Lyn from Australia.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, I think I might have mentioned it once or twice that I love all of your stained glass dies and this sample is simply stunning.

Marion S X

hollyberry said...

Love the colours in the background and the card is lovely.

ahappycrafter50 said...

Very effective Sue. Anything using pixie powders is a winner with me.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, love the pixie powder background. I don't have any of the stained glass collection, think this one will have to go on my wish list. Love Jean xxx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Your stained glass dies make a card with little effort by the stunning pixie powder background has really made this one fabulous, the colors are just perfect for this die.

Have a lovely Sunday.


hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue x xhazel

Jan.moogie said...

WOW WOW WOW stunning card Sue,sometimes less is best. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
That background just lends itself to the die cut.
The mix of the dark and light blue pixi is perfect and beautiful
It’s a win win for me great for a man card
Thank you for sharing Sue
You continue to be my biggest inspiration
Have a blessed Sunday my friend
Hugs Theresa G xx

Clai01 said...

lovely card and fantastic die and pixie powders are just fabulous!

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
I absolutely love your stained glass windows collection. You have captured your pixie powders background beautifully & sets your sailboat off.Yvonne xx

Suemac said...

A lovely sample.

TDQ Karen said...

I love this image and the way you have constructed the sailboat is lovely and the card stunning x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the simplicity of this post and all your stain glass windows. Can see this one done in black with reds and oranges as the pixie powders...Love it

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card . love Jean Z xxxxx

Scottydog said...

I love this card, the different backgrounds can change the look completely.. I come from a sailing area so this is a popular card. Thank you Sue.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, great background.
B xx

Jacqui O A said...

Lovely card Sue.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the pixie powder background sets the sail boat off just right.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I love your stained glass window cards and this one is stunning. The pixie powder background is gorgeous - I love the colours you have chosen. Brilliant male card.
Good luck at the market Steph - I hope it's not too wet!
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. A great card for those difficult men. It is all about the die cut which means you don't really need to add much more to it to make it work.


gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love it

CraftyCoffey said...

WOW-absolutely fantastic card, the background is stunning.


Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful and 'moody' background gives this card a very dramatic look.x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is so stunning as a card and could also be made into a wonderful hanging for a bathroom. Love it. Sending best wishes

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x I love the background it really sets the scene for the sailboat die x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Anne said...

Gorgeous card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. The background is beautiful using pixie powders and the dies just go so well.

Barbara V

Unknown said...

Hi sue,

Lovely Sunday morning card!

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Unknown said...

The way Pixie Powders determine their own way reminds me of the saying that art is a collaboration between God and the artist. The less the artist does, the better. But somehow your talent gets God to smile upon you with good Pixie outcomes. My Pixies always seem to be involved in a contract dispute, so they’re not going to tap out of the container, and they’re not going to do anything creative when the spritz
comes along.

Such a dramatic sky! It tells a different story than the die by itself tells.


carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, I really like the stained glass effect cards . So clever to come up with this idea. Today's card is beautiful and the colours are stunning. Xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic background and a great card Sue
Gr Karin

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card and I admit as much as I adore all of your collections the stained glass window sets really sing to me for some reason

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love how you have mixed your pixie powders for the background and your sail boat die.

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Today’s Card Is Truly Magnificent, Magical
I Love The Tremendous Colours Used for Your Background
Products Used In Today’s Card:-
“Creative Expression Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Coconut White Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders Midnight Blue/Aqua Lagoon”
Phenomenal Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Sailboat Die Set”. (From The Stained Glass Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Double Stitched Rectangle Die Set” (From The Noble Collection 11 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Began Today’s Card With A Piece Of Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powdered Card You Had Created At An Earlier Date
The Colours Were Midnight Blue/Aqua Lagoon You Did It Farly Heavy To Cover The Whole Piece
You Then Cut Out The Sailboat ⛵️ Stained Glass Die Then Glued It On Top Of Your Dry Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powdered
Background, Next You Used The Fallaway Pieces From The Sailboat You Placed Them Back Into The Sailboat
When You Cut Out The Sailboat You Left A Wide Border (As There Is No Cutting Edge) So You Then Created A
Thin Border Using The Double Stitched Rectangle Die Set You Placed Mounting Foam To The Back For Dimension
You Added This To Your Base Card Which Includes White/White Mat/Layer Plus Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card I Have All The Fantastic Stained Glass Collection I Love
Working With Them..................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

sued99 said...

Very effective background. It really looks like a stormy sky and the boat stands out so clearly. Fab! X

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card and the colours of the pixied background are just perfect for this seascape.


Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card and a beautiful background, so effective as a stormy sea.
Don't have any pixie powders but this is definitely tempting me to try some.
Your lovely die just sets it all off too.

Cards Books and Babies said...

Great card. The background, is it just pixies on card with water or have you used acetate/tissue or glue? Only asking because the colour vibrancy and sheen is very intenseand more than I seem to be getting! Maybe I'm just too stingy with them!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card today. It looks so complicated, but, you showed me how easy this was at Ally Pally.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card! I love the colours you've used they are so pretty! I received my winning die thank you so much I might get to use it today because I've booked a few days off.
Hugs x
Heather T

Nana on the Hill said...

This is such a lovely card, the background really sets of the die beautifully, you are so clever x

Kate's Cards said...

The background is fabulous and really enhances the stained glass effect.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Oh WOW, this is a fabulous background. I'm with "Cards Books and Babies", with my query , is it just Pixies or have you added Acetate/tissue or glue? It looks very dramatic, A STUNNER of a background. And that boat in white adds to the drama.
Hugs, Rose

CraftyJo said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card! I love your stained glass collection.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue this definitely looks as though it should be a window in a house. Delightful. Love from Jackie xx

ursula said...

I have most of the stained glass dies and love playing with them, a great idea here, beautiful card....luv Ursula xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

I enjoy working with your stain glass dies. So pleased you are showing more "looks" and techniques for these dies. I am liking this moody background for this card. Seems I need to get my pixie powders out and make some moody backgrounds. Wonder if I will remember my gloves this time?

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. That die is one of my favourites. I just love the stained glass dies. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Chris Curry said...

I love the stained glass window cards. Thank you Sue. Xxxx

Laura O said...

Great card sue love the background and the stained glass dies are stunning too. Laura O Springfield

Hunnymummy54 said...

Hi Sue and all the Wilsonettes
what a lovely card today, I love my pixie powders and the clean look of this card.

Have a good evening all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous background and a gorgeous card, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous card the background is beautiful

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely any occasion, any gender card!
Doreen R

Karenladd said...

This background makes your die cut image even more beautiful, and I love a card that can be for a woman or a guy!

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love the stained glass window dies, this is a beautiful card, the colour is gorgeous, think the card as a whole is perfect.
Di B. x

Barbara said...

Gorgeous stained glass card, beautiful background and an amazing frame.

Pawprintx4 said...

These are always my favorites and fun to show off pretty backgrounds.
Lovely, Julia,
Stephanie K

Littlelamb said...

A gorgeous card Sue. Thank you.

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card and background Sue. Xx

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone
well I do love the background on this card and the dies,
stained glass windows are a hit for quick card makes,
Brilliant .

Have a nice Bank holiday all,
Maria x

CCM said...

Love the stain glass collection including this one. Lovely card today.
Lovely card yesterday, too. Thanks for the daily inspiration.

Hugs from Toronto,

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Hello again Sue.
Another beautiful 'Sue' card which reminds me that I still haven't tried using my Pixie Powders. I do have a number of the stained glass dies so I may have a go today I will have to look up your video which I'm sure I will have saved.
Marie P.

Eunice said...

My fav stained glass!!!!!!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, one of my favourite stained glass dies to use for paper piecing. Love the background colours. Bx

Theresa said...

that background is spectacular! such a striking card, love it, hugs xx

Stella Munn said...

Love it. Ideal for someone who likes the beach/sea. Good for a man card. Thanks Sue xx

evis said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely Summer card.

Owlish said...

Another great card with very powerful colours love it