Monday 28 November 2022

Birthday Wishes

Hello crafters!  I selected a piece of Pixie Powdered card.  I used Emerald Green, Golden Mint and Pale Olive Pixie Powders on it.  I cut the piece into three sections and matted each of them with a black mat.  I added mounting foam to the sections then added them on to a piece of white card.  I cut the Leafy Rectangle out of both white and green card.  I used the green as a shadow behind the white die cut.  I selected several autumnal card colours then cut the extra leaves out of them.  I glued the leaves under each of the leaves in the die cut, then added the entire die to the shadow die cut in white.  I cut the Birthday Wishes Block Sentiment in white and black.  I used the white base then cut the die again out of the pixied card.  I used that sentiment and shadowed it in black then glued it onto the white base piece.  I added a thin black mat to the whole sentiment block, then added it to the Leafy Rectangle die.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2"  x  9 3/4"  in size. 

Don't forget to check back later today to see if your name is on the list of die winners from the recent blog launch!  All for now Sue x

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40 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card to start the week thank you.
Good luck all.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hiya Sue.
I do love this leafy rectangle, the more I look the more I love, I think the pixie background is still the biggest favourite, I also have a stash of A4 pixied cardstock, it's something I could never get tired of, but the least rectangle lends itself to so many backgrounds and so many beautiful backing colours, the beautiful spring leaf, the bright summer leaf, orange, browns and golds for autumn and the pale feltmark icy blue and sparkles of frosts winter months, perfect for the winter holidays for those that don't celebrate Christmas, and for those awkward winter babies like myself, that have their birthday far to close to the festive season lol, a card like this would make my day. Thank you for starting the week with a beauty and good luck to all that entered the most recent die launch... we're ALL winners here.
Love to you both and to all that visit today xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful creation, love the green selection of colours the pixie powders make, so clever. The dies used are stunning and compliment the background so well with the bold sentiment on the front, brilliant.

I agree with Steph, we're ALL winners here.xx

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

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, it goes without saying that your dies help us to make wonderful cards but it's how you assemble them that makes them so special.
....... the way in which you cut your background and raise it up with foam pads and ..... cut out certain leaves to give a more 3d effect as well as your beautiful shadow work.
Oh yes! if you had just stuck the same components flat , it would still be a pretty card but your ideas make it special.
Crafty Hugs, Pauline x

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
A fantastic card to start off a buy week. Our card for today has so many additions to it and makes me wish I had a stack of Pixie powdered card but I think I have 3 and one of them is green so I may well have a try today.
Good luck in the launch draw
mARIE p.

keep safe

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card today with your pixie powders background showcasing off your beautiful leafy rectangle & sentiment. Yvonne xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the Pixie powder background and love all those gorgeous dies you have used. Love Jean xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This card is amazing,you have converted me to green. Good luck everyone in the launch draw. Steph and June I agree we are all winners on this beautiful blog. Take care everyone x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

A gorgeous card. Love the background. You can’t go wrong with Pixie powders, I love them.. the green background really shows off the lovely dies.

Barbara V

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. The Leafy Rectangle is on my Christmas wishlist.
B xx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue, these dies are one of my favourites xx Hazel

BenteS said...

Gorgeous card, love the background colours and the beautiful frame :))

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Todays card is stunning from the pixied background to the dies used. The leafy rectangle is so pretty and definitely a must have to go with my flower rectangle.
Hugs x
Heather T

Deb E Isle ofWight said...

Another stunner - really am loving the frame dies....

Kath said...

A lovely card, especially the fabulous background.
Kath x

Beryl said...

Lovely card. Love the colours.

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a fabulous card to start a new week. Love the green pixie background. Never tire of seeing these, each one is unique
Marion s x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Happy Monday everyone x
Oh my heart sings when I see a beautiful Pixied background like that. It’s glorious. I have made no secret of the fact that anything ‘pixiefied’ is going to make everything ok!!!
The leafy rectangle is absolutely gorgeous . The detail is so intricate and beautiful. I am only just familiarising myself with all the glorious dies which were part of the launches I missed this year. When I say I was out of action I really was so am finding it quite exciting checking out the latest (since February) additions to your die family Sue x
Apologies for my lack of comments over the weekend. I was taken away unexpectedly for the weekend by a friend. I am hoping that is a worthwhile excuse.
Take care one and all x
Sending you all positive thoughts x
Crafty hugs x
Yvonne x

dj from kettering said...

A great start to the week, and the winners being announced later,
a lovely day!!

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Always such good inspiration from your cards brilliant card today.
Owlish Xx

freedomlass said...

Good Morning all, love this card and the frame which I do already have and have actually just got this out for a birthday card I've to make so will take inspiration from this as it's stunning.


Oh and good luck everyone in the draw later.

Anonymous said...

Love the background effects you achieve; this one works beautifully with the leafy rectangle. WakeyL

Scottydog said...

Beautiful in its simplicity & as I love pixie powders it was always going to be a winner! Thank you Sue.

Anonymous said...

your card is beautiful sue and the colours you have used are great thank you for all you do for us sue goofs luck everyone JUNE HORROCKSXXXXXXXX

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Where do I begin to describe this wonderful card, from the glorious green pixie powder panels to the lovely leafy frame and not forgetting the beautiful birthday wishes sentiment, it is a work of art. Good luck to everyone for this afternoon but as Steph and June said. we are all winners here

Love and hugs to everyone

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A very rich and opulent card. Love the greens. The dies suit it perfectly .

Love Helen xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love this card. I liked the leafy rectangle die as soon as I first saw it and this card has shown exactly why.


Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this card is gorgeous. I love the colours and the Leafy Rectangle.

Good Luck to everyone for the draw.


CCM said...

What a striking card you have for us today. The Leafy Rectangle frame on the rich green background look beautiful. Love it.

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

Pawprintx4 said...

I love this card and the leafy die is on my desk as I write this. I need a birthday card! Wish I had this one here now as its more beautiful than anything I'll make.
Have a great week start,
Stephanie K

ursula said...

Such a pretty card, love the leafy rectangle and the colour of the pixied background is superb....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Hellma said...

Lovely card, love the frame

Judy Hollers said...

Your color combination is beautiful. This is a great card anyone would be happy to receive. Hugs.

Eunice Astle said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue, love your color choice!!

Ann Topp said...

Good Evening Sue. Ohhh I just love the pixie panels. Well I love the whole card really. And the leafy border is just perfect. Thankyou Sue. Congratulations to all the winners.
Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.
Kind Regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds.
Please stay safe and well everyone 🙏

Maria said...

Hi Sue
a gorgeous card. Wonderful background
Congratulations to the winners
Maria x

Lynne L said...

Beautiful card the background and the leafy rectangle are gorgeous

Anonymous said...

A lovely card, I never get tired of the fabulous pixie backgrounds,
Congratulations to all the winners
Marlene O

Little Largo said...


A gorgeous card, beautifully pixied. Great colour. The die is perfect on this colour.

Little Largo x

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card Sue. A gorgeous example using my Leafy Rectangle die.
Don’t use green as a background very often but its lovely so will give it a try x
Betty McAlister