Sunday, 23 October 2016

Simple Pixies...

Happy Sunday,

A simple christmas card today just featuring white pearl card and purple violet pixie powders that couldn't be simpler.

I sewed by spritzing a piece of watercolour card with water then added pixie powders in purple violet, I know its annals for me too use just one colour but I wanted the intensity and of course the pixie powders contain more than one colour in each bottle.  I smoked the acrd with water and left the piece to dry naturally this let the different colours spread and colour thew whole sheet.

Next I cut the background die, from the festive collection, into white pearl acrd and cut around the edges of the die to get a piece the same size of the die.  I then mounted this onto a pice of the piece powdered paper.  I next used the snowflake filigree frame and cut the detail of both main dies in the set in white and backed these with more of the purple.

I added 2 strips from the triple merry christmas, using just the negative pieces, and added these to a strip of the purple.

Finally I made up the card as shown and studded 3mm rhinestones to highlight the detail and add to the bling.  This card really shines in real life thanks to the pearl card and the mica in the pixie powders.



  1. Good morning John today's card is lovely xx

  2. Morning John, a gorgeous card and love the colours very unusual for Christmas to use Purple but I do like it.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi John.

    Thank you just one word WOW.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. Hi John
    What a striking card there is only one word for it WOW.

  5. Hi John and crafters all,
    Just love the card today! The purple background looks lovely some of the multicoloured pixie powder backgrounds are OTT.
    I received my DCWV light up card pack yesterday from Wednesday 's day ODS on Hochanda along with a card pack from previous days show. Thank you for the little note signed by yourself - thanking us crafters for buying from Creative Expressions - lovely touch.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  6. Good morning John this is a stunning card I love the colour and the dies are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Wow-great card, very striking.


  8. Hi John
    Wow I love this card and the intensity of the pixie powder colour.
    Enjoy your day

  9. It might be simple, but the card looks so effective.
    I spent part of yesterday evening die cutting holly leaves and ivy sprays from pixie powder paper bits - they look great for embellishments.

  10. Love it John I'd have to frame it
    Love June Horrocks's xxxx

  11. Love the colour of this pixie powder and the card isn't bad either, only joking haha, it's fab John x
    Annette x

  12. Stunning card John, love the die

  13. You say simple I say striking john x its fantastic x
    Theresa w x

  14. Morning John,
    A very dramatic card.

  15. Hi John, a lovely card and one of my favourite Pixie colours, looks brilliant under the rays. Have a great day. Bx

  16. Morning John, oh how I like this card, the pixie colours are fantastic and what a back drop they make, amazing, love it.

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

  17. So pretty John, I am getting to grips with my Pixies now. xxxx

  18. Good Morning John, a really beautiful card today and the colour choice is right up my street, its my favourite to. hugs Shirleyxx

  19. Hi John,
    gorgeous background, Pixie powders rule ok.
    Hugs, Rose

  20. Hi John. This is a really eye-catching card and the beauty of it is that it doesn't necessarily have to be used just for Christmas. I love the colours you have chosen.


  21. Great card John, I do love Pixie Powders.

  22. Simple Pixies! John! The Pixie Liberation front may not appreciate that description!!!!!!!!!!!

    Having said that, I think fewer colour combinations of the Pixies can produce as effective a background as the multiple use of colours, as you have shown here. Lovely card.


  23. Love this one John, there is something very simplistic about it and yet it really pops out the page with a zing. Very classy and traditional and yet modern too - I think it has it all.

    Helen x

  24. Beautiful card John,love the purple really pops. Joyce x

  25. Eh up John
    A real eye catcher and a terrific vibrant festive treat.
    One day I'll stray over to the Pixie side lol!
    Ang x

  26. Very striking. I haven't used just one colour of Pixie Powders - I've tended to do three but using one colour at a time is effective

  27. Beautiful card John. Love the colour. My favourite. Thank you for sharing.