Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Not Older, Just Better

Hello bloggers!  Out came the pixie  powders for today's creation!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and used Midnight Blue, Purple Violet and Teal Wash pixie powders.  I spritzed them with water then added another layer to make them more intense in colour.  Once dry, I cut the Dotty Scalloped Background die out of the piece.  I used the die to cut another one out of white card and used it as an offset shadow behind the background.  I added a black backing behind both of them.  I used the Double Stitched Squares to cut a wide frame out of white card and added it with foam.    Next, I cut all three of the Dotty Balloons in white gloss card and added a white backing to them.  I added strings to each of the balloons and mounted them in the upper corner of the frame.  I cut the Not Older, Just Better sentiment in white and glued it to the opposite corner.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8"  x  8" in size.  All for now. Sue x










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51 comments:

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx Hazel

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
I do like this sentiment especially for the more mature friends and relatives. lol
Lovely background. Lovely card. Hugs xxx Pauline

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. This is a first EVER, I was treated to these dies during my big (forgotten) birthday and Christmas by 'my keeper' I've not yet had the reason to use the background die or expression die but I'm going to - today ☺ so thank you for giving me the push to use this collection after all there's no point having money spent on me if I don't use them, hope I can do them justice and make a card as pretty as your inspiration. Hope all our U.K. bloggers are safe with no or minimal damage, thinking of you all xx
Enjoy your day Sue whatever your designing today lol xxx

Handmade by Donna x said...

Morning Sue, I really like this background die, so pretty. I dont have it yet, but think I might need it. Beautiful card hugs Donna x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really awesome card, love the white balloons on the dark background. Have a great day everyone. Bx

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
A brilliant card thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the background and the sentiment. Love Jean xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely inspiration today which I definitely need. Hopefully I am having an op later next month and will be unable to get to my craft room so I am busy making all my family and friends birthday cards.

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, love the colours on the background.

Michele

ahappycrafter50 said...

What a lovely idea. Could be developed so effectively too.
Jan
Northampton

Marion Scott said...

Fabulous card Sue, love the pixie powders as always
Marion S x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, beautiful vivid blues, shouts party time to me, love it.

Stay safe health and happy hugs June Smith xxx xxx

Clai01 said...

Love anything with the pixies involved ! x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. Love the background , the pixie powder colours you have used are so striking and the white balloons contrast so well.

Barbara V

Catherine Lyons said...

A beautiful card Sue with my favourite pixie powders.
Catherine v94

Hunnymummy54 said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a great card today,perfect for anyone

Sending love and Healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Sharon MK
xxx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x the balloons really stand proud against your background x I love the colours x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Fantastic card I love the pixie powder background perfect to show off the white balloons

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
I just love the background on this card Sue and really must get my Pixie Powders out and working. The sentiment is a fum one that I've used quite often and the balloons stand proud.
Have a nice day.
Marie P.

Kath said...

A fabulous card - I love the sentiment!
Kath x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love the spotty background die on this card.Great sentiment.
Jan x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great card.
Lydia
X

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A lovely pixie powders background that really sets off the white balloons & great sentiment. Yvonne xx

dj from kettering said...



The balloons really stand out against that stunning
background, use a lighter coloured background and a
completely different card,



Doreen x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. What a beautiful clean and crisp birthday card. And could be used for any occasion and gender with a different sentiment. Lovely inspiration. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them this morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

STEPHANIE IF YOU SEE THIS COULD YOU PLEASE GET IN TOUCH. THANKYOU. LOVE ANN.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Brilliant card and as always I love a Pixie Powdered background.
Lovely set of dies!
Lesley S x

June Horrocks said...

Loved this die when I saw it sue you card is lovely and the colours wow!!!!! L
Love always
June horrocks xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- another great card and the sentiment is perfect. Makes me want to get my pixie powder backgrounds made and kept in stock! Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, I don’t have the background Die but it looks stunning especially with the pixie powder colours

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Crafty Cruiser said...

Great Male card.
Doreen R

ursula said...

Wow, love the vibrancy of the die cut background and then finished off with white balloons and sentiments....very pretty...luv Ursula xx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really bright and cheerful card, the sentiment is just right for those of a certain age :-). Love the Dotty Scalloped Background cut from pixied card.

Frances

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning birthday card card. I love it. Those dies are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jackie Durrant said...

Lovely card Sue and suitable for everyone xx

Maria said...

Hi Sue.
Nice card, Love the background colours together
hugs Maria x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Not too sure about this one. I think there are just too many dots which makes it a bit busy for me - sorry.

Lisbeth

karenlotty said...

Gorgeous Sue I love the PP’d background and would work so well with any of the lattice style backgrounds
Woo hoo! I have the dotty balloons and love how you’ve done white on white

CraftyJo said...

Cute!

Eunice Astle said...

Stunning card Sue, could definitely use this one for a male card!!!

lindyloo12Somerset said...

You just cannot beat those pixie powders, lovely card Sue

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another post that I love for its simplicity....

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a fab card, of course largely due to pixied elements.
Hugs
Rose

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful design for a-party invites Sorted
Very useable die set and your background Is awesome
Take care my friend
Theresa G

CCM said...

Lovely card. Pixie Powders always save the "day".

Hugs from cold Toronto to you all,
Carmen-Dorothy

Betty McAlister said...

A gorgeous card Sue. Love it xx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
I can’t miss this card, love the pixie background with the die cut, the peep of white and the black too. I have used my balloons so often, they are a go to for a great, quick birthday card. I hadn’t thought to use gloss card but that would be fabulous for balloons. Love it Sue
Hugs
Muriel x

Judy Hollers said...

The dotty balloons make such a fun and festive card. Love the background colors you used. Hugs.

sued99 said...

Lovely striking card. X

Pawprintx4 said...

I have a balloon die set and felt I didn't need this one but I am getting tempted when I see this gorgeous and happy card. Love the background die too.
I hope we all have seen the worst of this bad weather and are all of safe,
Stephanie K

Mau xx said...

What a great card, has a real Happy Birthday feel about it.