Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Strength Circle

 Hi crafters!  More pixie powder backgrounds from my craft stash of them!  I used Sun Yellow, Mango Blaze and Scarlet Mist on this one.  I used the inner die from the Millie die set to cut into the card randomly all over.  Just a little note when doing this, it is easier to use a full sheet of card so you aren't actually cutting off the edge of the card to start with.  That way, you won't lose the centres of the edge die cuts.  I added a sticky sheet of adhesive to another piece of white card, then added the decorative cut piece on top.  I used Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz to the remaining exposed adhesive.  Next I cut the background down in size to the size I wanted to use and added a thin black mat.  With a leftover piece of the background, I cut the Strength Circle.  I cut it again out of black card and used it as an oddset shadow behind it.  I added it to the white shadow background cut with the larger die in the set.  I added mounting foam and added it to the top right side of the card.  I made three flowers using the Petal Pocket Flowers and cut centres from the pixied card.  I attached the flowers in a grouping in the corner, then added accents with the Lace Edged Leaves cut in white.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  8" in size.  All for now. Sue x

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful creation and the sentiment says it all in these terrible times. The powders really do give a wonderful backdrop.

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

dj from kettering said...

What a stunning card, love those colours!!!

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue and to all that visit today. This sentiment is so empowering and one that makes you think, add that to the pixie powder and millie you just can't go wrong. Sending much love round the world to each of you. STAY SAFE KEEP CARING xxx 💖

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card thank you.
Take care stay safe and have fun Kitty.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue snd all
Lovely card and a reminder to have a pixie session with some of the pretty combinations you have been using
Muriel x

Clai01 said...

The card has a very sunny warm feeling to it also x

Netty The Runner said...

Hello Sue. A bright, sunshiny card today, very cheerful. Thank you for the tip.
Annette x

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful cheerful card today love the colours

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe

Hunnymummy54 MK

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card.
B xx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a lovely bright card, love pixie powders
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card today. The pixie background is gorgeous and I love the way you have used the dies to cut into it.

Barbara V

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, the sentiment says it all really for us all. Love the colours so bright and cheerful, the dies are lovely, they show how circles give strength too. Thanks for tip too xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely cheerful card today with the colours of spring. The sentiment is so apt for these times, such a good idea.


Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
I almost gave up trying to get your blog today Sue, it's taken almost an hour on and off. Now that I'm here, I have to say, it was worth the struggle. I love this card and it's brightness
on a miserable day.
Love to all.
Marie P.


karenlotty said...

Very uplifting The colours are so bright and cheerful with a very apt sentiment

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A very bright & cheery card today with a very appropriate sentiment. A lovely bright card to cheer us up on this snowy morning. Yvonne xx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. From a very wintery dark snow covered white all over Leeds morning. Didn't expect this today. But what a beautiful sight when I open my tablet and see the sunniest brightest beautiful card ... I love what you have done with our millie. I have millie I fell in love with her when she was launched and bought her straight away. And the circle sayings ... What can I say ... They make a card in themselves. Thank you Sue for brightening my day once again. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them today. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. Today we have a bit of snow. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
What a lovely bright,sunny card I love the colours.It certainly brightens up a very dark,snowy Crewe.Take care everyone x

Steph Cotterill said...

Marie. Have you tried hitting the favourite button on your PC it automatically saves the blog for you to click on or add to home page - if unsure maybe your son could help you to do that. It makes it so much easier for you. Hope your 2nd covid vaccine goes okay xxx

Owlish said...

What a fantastic bright coloured card today love what you done with it all.
Owlish Xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card, lovely colours on the Pixie piece, and such an uplifting sentiment for current times. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone what a fantastic bright and fun card today. The background looks very unique and I love the colours hugs Donna xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card I love the way you've cut into the pixied card I have never done that but will give it a go!
My favourite petal pocket flowers are the perfect finishing touch

June Horrocks said...

I love this card sue I bought Marie but I don’t have the sentiment circles hhis sentiments is so perfect for today thank you sue for your uplifting gift stay safe my friends love always sue. June horroks

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the colours of the pixie powders and your sentiment sayings are so apt. My niece, who lives in Miami and had Covid earlier this year gave birth to a baby boy this morning

Love and hugs to everyone

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card. Love the colours and the sentiment is so true.

Love Helen xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Great bright colour on this lovely card.
Doreen R

gwen70 said...

Adore this card Sue beautiful bright colours xx

ursula said...

Just love the colour of that background, the idea of cutting the die into it just looks amazing and finished off with the glitter, beautiful, stunning card, the flowers just finish the whole card off...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Eunice Astle said...

Love this bright and cheery card Sue.

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Loving the bright warm colour Sue especially as it’s snowing here
The sentiment is perfect in these uncertain times
Please take care my friend
Theresa G

sued99 said...

A very pretty card and very appropriate too! X

lindyloo12Somerset said...

The pixie powder background looks very striking, just right for a message of strength!

Liz said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours. I must remember to get out my Pixie Powders soon and have another play with them. Thanks for the inspiration. xx

Sandra said...

This card is so pretty and I think the sentiment is absolutely perfect. There are so many reasons to use the sentiment to encourage someone. It’s a fabulous reminder. I love the cute flowers too.

Sandra Smith
Queen Creek

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fabulous card Sue x the background is absolutely beautiful , the colours are lovely x the sentiment is so uplifting x thankyou Sue x
Stay safe and keep crafting x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

CCM said...

Such a bright and cheerful card, with such an uplifting sentiment for these difficult times.
Thank you Sue for the daily inspiration. It gives me strength to move on and gives me hope that we will defeat this horrible virus.

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

Pawprintx4 said...

Beautiful card with lovely colors and a sweet sentiment circle.
Stay safe,
Stephanie K

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Hazel