Friday, 30 September 2011

Butterfly Fun!























Hello to everyone in blogland!  I had almost forgotten about this card I made as it was the last sample I finished before Ally Pally last weekend.  By the way, if you were able to make it to the show, you know how it went, but if you didn't, you missed two amazingly fun filled days of crafting!  It was truly lovely to meet some of the faces to go with the names that I see on my blog regularly.  Thank you so much for that! 
  This card uses the Spellbinders dies that were featured on the POTD shows last week too.  Those fun flowers were made from the spiral flower die (the goldish one) and the edgeabilities (the black one with the button on top), plus I added one of our new zipper roses for variety!  What can I say about those postage frame dies!  I just love the edginess they give a card, not too feminine, not too masculine.  I had to have a bit of fun and added  in some of our new swirly pearls and Bakers Twine too.  I am loving all the new embellishments we have, they make crafting a delight.  I can't forget a mention for the black (non pearl) Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue I used around the edge of the card.  To answer a question left on the last post, when it dries it is very hard, not tacky or squishy at all.  You will have no problem putting your card through the post with them on it.  I finished the card with the new Wonderful Wings dies from Donna Salazar.  I used one of the solid dies first and cut the butterfly in black, then cut the matching frilly butterfly in the coordinating decorative paper from the background of the card.  These are great die designs, you should see them in vellum, they're stunning!  I hope this card tickles your fancy!  All for now, Sue x

54 comments:

Gill said...

This is perhaps my favourite card of your last batch and inspired me to buy some of your beautiful swirly pearls.

Gill

Lol said...

What a stunning card, love the colour combo. I've just treated myself to the Grand Calibur from create and craft, can't wait til it comes, not that my hubby will be very happy but never mind!!

Hugs Lol x

cotnob said...

Gorgeous Sue, just love those decorative papers. I'm going to have a go at making some flowers with my edgeabilities now, thanks for all the inspiration.
Pauline
x

Uta said...

Your card is amazing again. I like the little butterfly and the sentiment.

Hugs, Uta

debbie said...

Lovely card sue

Sarpreet said...

stunning card with the butterfly, gorgeous layout. I wish i could have made it.

Sue said...

This is lovely Sue, I've had to order some of these zipper flowers and baker's twine x

Maryann said...

What a stunning card here. I just love butterflies, so this is just right up my alley. And the colors are so great too. A wonderful creation again here. Love it.

Bee and Dee said...

Lovely card again, the inspiration is great. I cannot make cards as detailed as this because I make my cards for charities and it would reduce greatly the cards I make, but your cards really inspire me and are a joy to look at. Hugs Bee

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
This is a really beautiful card-I like everything about it.Just love the swirly pearls but haven't managed to find where to but them yet.

Eileen x

Alyna said...

hi
gorgeous card, love every tiny detail abt it from the flowers to the pearls and the butterfly, i hope i can make something so pretty someday :)
hugs
Alyna

Fiona said...

Love the spiral flower die. I feel a new entry on to my wish list coming on.

Jo said...

This is stunning Sue, such attention to detail. Jo x

Crafty mop said...

This is a great card I love the dots they just make the card I think. The flower is great :-)

Chloe's Nan said...

Another lovely card.

Karen said...

Stunning as always Sue!!! Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Fuchsia said...

Beautiful card !
and a lot of work gone into it !

Sandyf said...

Another beautiful card Sue. I wish I could make cards as lovely as yours. I love the pearly swirls and the butterfly and I can see they are going to be a must have.

Soo said...

A beautiful card. Thanks again for the inspiration.

Carole said...

Beautiful card...I love the colours and the spiral flower xx

inkypinkycraft said...

A really lovely card, love the colours and the butterflies and the swirly pearls and..... Great trace x

Valerie said...

Love the colours and pearls on this card Sue and your flowers are inspired as usual! Love the zip ones:)
Val x

scrapper said...

This must be one of my favourites as it is simply GORGEOUS.
I've just been looking out scrapbook papers in these colors which go so well and the card is really elegant.
BTW You said on one TV programme that you had never done a scrapbook page. I started when my grandaughter was born so Leah could just be the trigger you needed!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this card is gorgeous.

Von said...

Fabulous just fabulous !!!

Rita said...

Another Fantastic card Sue. Loving the colours and the pretty flowers. TFS. Hugs Rita xx

Christine said...

This is a so Gorgeous and for me a favourite of your posts. I adore butterflies and the colours, elements you have used are just fantastic.
Yet another die to add to my ever growing wish list.
Hugs
Christine xxx

KimberleyG said...

I love what you do with those PVA glues. The dots look so perfect (spacing, size, shape). I don't think I could do anywhere near that nice.

Kazbomps said...

This card is absolutely beautiful. You always make such lovely cards Sue. Keep them coming. Karen x

Joanne K said...

Sue, this card more than tickles my fancy it has taken my breath away x

Clai01 said...

The butterfly dies were really high on my want it agenda, but i would have prefered them on C and C without the letters. The card is lovely and very stylish as always.

Anonymous said...

What an amazing card, love the flowers and dots and the colours are beautiful. Regards, Anne Redfern x

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Another fantastic card, you are such an inspiration. Thank you.
Sue

PaulineC said...

It certainly "tickles my fancy". Love all the embellishments.

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Sue. I like the colour combination and the way you combine all those dies together. I just had to have some of those zipper roses and the postie delivered them this morning - gorgeous. Now I just have to make a card that will feature one. Elizabeth

Linby said...

I love all your work, but this a fav, so stunning.
Linbyx

Christine B. said...

Another beautiful card Sue, I love the postage stamp die. It works so well with everything. Thank you for all the inspiration. Have a great weekend. Hugs x ChrisB

Liz said...

Lovely card some good ideas to try with my new dies.

Papercraft By Carole said...

Love the variety of flowers you've used. Cxx

Vee said...

thx Sue. i purchased a punch that will made flower rosettes. now you have given me ideas on how to use them.

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I love the neutral tones of this card. It is very sophisticated.
Take care and Love and Light to everyone.
Suz x

Lorraine said...

oh wow this screams elegance i love those zipper roses xx

Rufus said...

The layered pearl swirls really caught my eye!
Of course the butterfly did, love 'em!!
R/

Lynne in NI said...

WOW what a stunner! LOVE the different textures of your flowers and of course those fabulous swirls!

Cheryl said...

This is SO pretty! Love the black & cream.

Wellington said...

I sooo need to get that floral spiral die - I love the cut edges. Beautiful card Sue TFS

Julia Watts said...

Lots going on with this card. Love it! Julia xxx

Anonymous said...

love it sue, all your cards are gorgeous, hugs julie uk
julielazenby@ymail.com

LellyJelly said...

That spiral flower is so pretty - one of my favourite new die.x

Barbara Phillips said...

The flowers are so pretty, got the zipper ones from Sam. Where can we get the swirls?

Mimi said...

Another beautiful card! I love the black and white/cream colors. I wish my spirals would come out as well as yours always do, lol. As always great card and I need to hang out with you, he he he. Mimi

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue, I started crafting because of you. I adore all the cards that you create and it cheers me up when I look at them. I invested and bought myself a Spellbinder Grand Calibur, hoping one day I can make a beautiful cards for my family and friends. Keep making more beautiful cards, so that others may find a new inspiration to life just like I did when I first saw you crafting on C&C. I would like to ask something if it is okay with you, where could I find this rubber stamp saying (Tagore) that you have used for this card. Many thanks, Aggie

Neha Jain said...

omg...its so neat cute n lovely

Maggie Beee said...

I didn't like the Zip Roses when i first saw them, but I'm being weaned into them because you make them look so good!!! I had a load of small zips left over from my Sewing days but hubby has hidden them from me .... just in case a pair of non-existant yellow pants need a zip!!!!!! Silly man!!!xx