Monday 28 March 2016

You are so Sweet

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

The background is made with new CS Pixie Powders. I used a piece of Watercolour Card. I placed the Emeralds Mask on it then added some Plum Twist and Golden Mint Pixie Powders, tapping the end of the bottle so that only a little came out. Leaving the mask in place, I misted over the top with water. This wakes the powders up - some of the powders split into other colours and with all of the colours you get a lovely shimmer from the mica. So very cool!

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Petite Lavish Sentiments onto Coconut White Card using Plum Archival. I cut it out using Spellbinders Savoy Decorative Accents. I cut a frame by first cutting a Spellbinders Savoy Labels Die out of a larger than needed piece of Coconut White Card. Using the waste, I placed the largest die in the Spellbinders Savoy Decorative Elements Die Set around the aperture in the waste - it fits with a narrow border, and ran it through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine.

I cut a frame out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares. I cut a mat using Sue's Double Pierced Squares Set B and another mat using Sue's Double Pierced Squares.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearl Corners.

Phill Martin is continuing with his One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. My offer of 10% discount on items from the shows that I have in stock applies till midnight tonight. You can find them here.

The winner of the Freebie Friday Card from Friday 25th March is .......................

Lynn Dalby

Please email me at with your address and I'll pop it in the post.

Thanks for stopping by.

Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (28th March) - Sue Wilson Teardrop Adornment Die Set only £6.99!


  1. Morning Julia.
    Wow these pixie powders look so pretty, the card is lovely too.
    congratulations to Lynn.
    Take care Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia,va beautiful card and the powders look great.
    Congratulations Lynn well done.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Morning Julia
    This is unusual using pixie powders and a mask.
    Congratulations Lynn on being card winner.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  4. Hi Julia. Beautiful card, I've been curious as to how the pixie powders work. Congratulations Lynn on your win. Sue XXX

  5. Hi Julia
    Off to find those Pixie powders. Saw somw similar on TV yesterday but would rather buy CS products.
    Lovely card and want to play now but got to go to work.
    Anne M xxx

  6. Good morning Julia. Once my pixie powders arrive, I'll have a go at this technique as it looks great. Pretty card.

  7. Hi Julia
    A lovely card. I've not seen pixie powders before, interesting.
    B xx

  8. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card, loving the pixie powders, looks like a fun product to use.

  9. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the new pixie powders they are very cool. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Lovely card, very pretty.

    Congrats to the card winner.


  11. Hello Julia, such a fabulous card, the background is brilliant. Hopefully will get a chance to play today with mine. Well done Lynn on winning the card. Have a good day all. Stay safe in the storm. Bx

  12. The background is brill Julia love the card thank you for sharing congrats to Lynn I was over the moon when I won mine
    Love June Horrocks xx

  13. Lovely card julia. Congrats to Lynn.

  14. Looking forward to seeing the Pixie Powders at Ally Pally. I really though, when I first saw your card, that it was gilding flakes. May be missing now for a few days, depends on signal where I am going. SueL x

  15. The background is absolutely gorgeous, Julia. Great card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. A very clever technique. Wonder if it would work for me!

  17. Hi Julia
    Another gorgeous card today. I do so love the pixie colours on this card, just stunning. Congratulations Lynn...L Rosie xxx

  18. Morning Julia

    Really love the colours and powders on this card. Very effective!



  19. Good morning Julie,
    wonderful card and the colours are great.
    Rolf xxx

  20. Morning Julia, beautiful rich colours on today's card, lovely. Congratulations to Lynn

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

  21. Beautiful card Julia
    Well done to Lynn
    Elaine H X

  22. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful Card I Love The Fabulous Sentiment And The Very Beautiful Font.
    Hugs From Sam xxx

  23. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I love this background, I can see that the Pixie Powders are going to be another have to have product (in all the colours, lol). Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  24. If the pixie powders are anything like the colour bursts, they powder gets everywhere and you don't always see where. I have to cover my worktop with a sheet to protect the product that is on there from the powder. I must admit they do create a lovely effect.

  25. Hi Julia, This is gorgeous !! I love your background with the mask and pixie powders, lovely colours, and I love how you have placed the pearl corners.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Oh what an amazing background, must invest in some of these powders, been toying with the idea of Brushos or these, these look so interesting and love the mica idea....The card is so so pretty...luv Ursula xx

  27. I think I need some Pixies in my craft room. Your card is just beautiful Julia. Pat x

  28. OOH another background that I love and definitely love the results from the pixie powder.
    Absolutely stunning and I love it.


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