Sunday, 28 May 2017

Another card using Pixie Powders

 Hi All

I cannot seem to stop using Pixie Powders at the moment they are so versatile. I was only having a play with them (as you do) as I had some new colours and this is the card I  created from it.
I started by die cutting an old SP Vintage Lace border die out twice. I placed the two borders behind a strip of  coconut white Foundations card and mounted this on to a larger piece of embossed card. 
For the focal element I used SW Maggie die and backed it with a piece of the Pixie Powders background. The sentiment is stamped  on to one of SW inner dies from her Melbourne die set with  one of Phil Martin's from his chalkboard range.
Again I Pixied some vellum and once it was dry I  die cut it with SW Camellia dies and popped a pearl in the centre of each flower.  I cut SW tree from her Family Tree die and then snipped into the branches up to create the foliage behind the flowers.

I was so excited on Monday and Tuesday as Julia Watts was on Hochanda and she had asked for people to send in cards that they had made using SW stained glass collection. I sent in two of the humming bird and they were both shown. I must admit it gave me such a buzz to see my cards on TV.
I did blog one of them you can find it here stained-glass-window-humming-bird
I need to take a picture of the other one then I will blog it. Julia has popped them in her gallery on her blog too. All the examples she received were lovely.
I hope you all  have had a chance to enjoy the weather I hope it doesn't rain too much this weekend.
Have a great week.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:


  1. Hi Maria!

    A HUGE welcome from the Snippets Playground. You arrived just in time for the diving board to be put in place over the duck pond - and ice creams and I suspect some Summer cocktails can be had behind the bike shed.

    LOVE your card, it's so elegant - and I love your use of the Pixie powders. Well done on the fabulous cards you made for Hochanda as well - I just adore the humming birds.


    Di xx

  2. wow! gorgeous card :) love all the details you've added. so pretty

  3. Gorgeous card. Love the pretty flowers and the SW Maggie Die. Can you tell me which brand is the SW? Thank you so much and thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

    1. I just found out that SW stands for Sue Wilson. Thanks so much.

  4. Such a pretty card and with lots of die cut snippets too. I'm addicted to Pixie Powders too!!

  5. Sorry - forgot to add ... and SW dies too

  6. A beautiful card, very pretty and I love the use of your Pixie Powders on the lace border x

  7. Beautiful card love the pretty dies and embossing---Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Friends
    Carol DT x

  8. I am in agreement with the rest of the ladies! Love the powder on the borders! Great card! Thanks for being in our gallery at Seize the Birthday!

  9. Hi Marie, what a beautiful card, your colour on the borders and flowers looks lovely with the white embossing.
    Fabulous to have your cards shown on tv...
    Hugs Pam x

  10. Hi Maria
    Gorgeous card. The flowers look lovely.
    Didn't see the shows but having done samples for John, I know it's fab to see your "babies" on screen.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  11. This is so pretty Maria!

    Love and hugs

  12. Such a pretty birthday card for mum. Love the embossing, colours and all the details. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx

  13. Hi Maria, a stunning card using some gorgeous papers you made with your pixie powders, love the die-cuts and the crisp white with the papers you made, thank you for joining us in the Snippets Playground this fortnight, I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful cards in the future... good luck in the prize draw.... have a wonderful week... Megan GD

  14. Welcome to the Playground, Maria, and thank you for stopping by to visit me! I've returned the compliment of following you using your Followers button! Your snippets birthday card for your mum is really very breathtaking! I love all the pretty colors and feminine details! And I can understand why you are chuffed about seeing your cards on the telly! As a huge hummingbird lover, I took the link back and WOW!!! It deserved to be featured on TV! It's stunning!! Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Darnell

  15. Love this one Maria, love my Pixies and dont use them enough, xxx

  16. Hi Maria, I just popped over from the Playground to say Hi and have a closer look at your fabulous card. Congratulations on having your cards on TV, I'm just off to check out the link now xx

  17. This is a really tip top gorgeous creation.

    Kath x