Monday, 5 December 2011

Fanciful Flight

Good morning blog friends!  As you can see, I really love this butterfly from the Fanciful Flight set so it is back for yet another appearance.  This time, I have cut the die from some Graphic 45 paper that I am also very partial to using.  I used the same paper for the background and all three of the butterflies.  I cut a frame from the Grand squares and mounted it up with foam pieces.  I stamped my sentiment on matching tan card and cut it out with Labels 18 and used a bit of Antique Linen Distress ink to add a highlight while it was still in the die.  I cut a mat using the larger size of Labels 18.  I added some pearl swirls for accent to the side of the frame too.  I decided on adding a little mat of teal to pick up the colour in the flowers and add some interest too.  A very easy card to put together if you are in a hurry but need something nice  for a special recipient.  I just love that butterfly, don't you!  All for now, Sue x

98 comments:

Jacqueline said...

THAT is gorgeous! Love those colours.


Jackie x

Rufus said...

Love that butterfly cut out of patterned paper! love the colors in this one.
R/

Missmizog said...

Beautiful card Sue. The colours are superb, i also love the butterflies.
Sue

mags said...

Lovely card Sue. The colours work very well together. Those butterflies are wonderful and I like the idea of using patterned paper to cut them on.
Mags
x

melanie said...

great idea with printed paper for butterfies, great card
Melanie

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, wonderful card. I also love butterflies and that's why I bought the die. You really liked my card when it was shown on c and c it was the peach and grey with the butterfly. Lots of love Jenny L

Elaine L said...

Would not have thought of using patterned paper to cut out the butterflies like you have - great idea and looks really effective. This is a really great card that looks like a work had gone into it.
Elaine

Julia Watts said...

Yep, really love the big butterfly. Looks great in patterned paper. Love, Julia xxx

baa-me-chick said...

I love the use of the patterned paper.....however, i ADORE the beautiful butterflies & have asked Santa for them.
A gorgeous card Sue!
Nicki xx

Jo said...

A beautiful card Sue, love the colours. Jo x

Susanne said...

Lovely card and a beautiful butterfly!!!
Hugs Susanne

Christine said...

Love love love this - gorgeous butterflies, right up my street! :) xx

Anonymous said...

I love logging onto your blog everyday Sue to see what delights you have in store for us ;-) and you have not let us down today. This is another masterpiece, surely that isn't 'teal' I see lol. The butterflies are on my Santa list of things I NEED.
Heather x

Vee Cassidy said...

Sometimes it is hard to know what to say about some of your cards; Sue they can be so moving - this is simply beautiful. You are an artist and each card is a canvas. Vee x

Carole said...

Oh I so love this! I have a crafting addiction to the Fanciful Flight set too, I just can't stop using this beautiful butterfly, but this card is a piece of art Sue, Carole Z xx

Sandra F said...

It's beautiful Sue

Clai01 said...

I love the butterfly dies, a must for 2012 for me I think , lovely to see the cards made up from using them.

Jan said...

Another beauty Sue. xx Jan

Hellma said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours you seem to make TEAL work with any color.

Uta said...

Beautiful colourful card.

Bee and Dee said...

Really lovely card, simple but very elegant. Hugs Bee

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card. The butterflies look great cut from the backing paper.

dutchess said...

Morning Sue....this is just lovely and thanks for the heads up on the paper....maybe I will have to stop stroking this pad and get on and use it...I agree these butterflies are spectacular and so is your card take care Margaret

Fiona said...

Love the colours in this one

Maggie said...

Beautiful Sue - now I like all your cards but this one I adore it could be the colours as you have used teal again or it could just be the butterfly - I adore butterflies - can you have butterflies on Christmas cards! - just asking!!! rofl.

Maggie H

Debbie said...

SUE I LOVE THIS CARD
I WILL HAVE TO TRY THIS ONE
FROM DEBBIE

marg said...

Hello Sue
That is gorgeous I just love it !
LoveMarg

Janet said...

I love this one Sue, the colour scheme is superb!!

Maryann said...

Oh yes I love all kind of butterflies and this one is awesome too, but so is the entire card. You´ve just done it again Sue, it´s fabulous work.

Crafty mop said...

Sue what a great card I love that butterfly......love your colour scheme.......thanks for the chance of winning sent you my details......have a great day x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
This really is a pretty card-the patterned paper is gorgeous. I just love everything about it!
Eileen x

sheila said...

another great card the butterfly is so useful

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I think this is my favourite to date until the next one)Beautiful background paper and coordinating colours. Not a bow, ribbon, or flower in sight, but stunning.

Elaine J x

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful - yes I too love the butterfly

Vie Carter
x

CraftyLoops said...

Oh my word, that butterfly looks incredible. What a gorgeous card Sue. And I love the swirly pearl bling too, I have to get my hands on some of those wee blingy swirls. Gorgeous card as always Sue. Lee x

CraftyJo said...

This is beautiful, the colours are so restful.

Ayelet said...

Great card! I love those papers, their colors are beautiful. and the butterfly is stunning!

Seom said...

I live the butterfly as well it's so delicate but striking. I am using to make wedding invite with. I love the autumnal colours on your card. Hurry back to c& C
.. Thanks sue hope your US trip is fun...

Anonymous said...

Colours blend lovely together, teal is a favourite colour of mine too and butterflies. As usual a terrific card.

Bet

Craftychris said...

Beautiful card! I love butterflies. Christine x

Anonymous said...

Love the pattern paper on this card, and butterflies are always beautiful, Best wishes
Edwina

Sue Parish said...

Hello Sue, I look forward to your blog every day but your this is my first post. What an inspirational card! I have the butterfly die and can now imagine using it with some lovely Joanna Sheen papers. Good to hear mention of the grand dies - I have lots of nesties but just needed a little push to start collecting these too ( now I can say I NEED them!) Sue x

Gwen Marsden said...

everything on this card is just beautiful, the papers and the butterflies, wish I was talented like you, but I gain a lot of ideas. So thanks Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I totally concur with all of the above statements, everything just works so well together.
Hugs
Amanda x

craftymum said...

love the autumn colours on this card
sarah x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Nice one...I love the colour combo its so pretty.your cards are very inspirational,
I haven't got a grand calibar yet but maybe in the future.
Carol x

Shelley said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours. Shelley x

Redanne said...

Love the butterfly, love the papers, love the colours - in fact I just love the card altogether - another wonderful creation. Regards Anne Rx

Anne RD said...

Lovely card Sue. I have the butterfly die and think it looks so stunning in the patterened paper. Thanks for all the inspiration you give to new crafters like myself. X Anne RD

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card, my friend has the butterfly dies so we can make this card when we get together for a crafty card day. Yvonne xx

Clare said...

That butterfly is gorgeous. I'll be adding that to the list of dies that I want.

Clare x

di said...

Love those butterflies and the toning off the card.

lorraine (classylady) said...

absolutely stunning Sue, I am desperate to try something like this, if only I could get these Christmas cards done first............LOL

Lorraine
xxx

Jane said...

Lovely card. Colours, Butterfly, bling just everything about it Lovely

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue, as always. I adore butterflies too so I think I will have to get this die. Ann W

Kate's Cards said...

I need both the dies and the paper - NOW!!!!!!

sandyb said...

Another really attractive card - another for my Inspiration File'. The butterfly has already had a couple of outings on my cards. Sandra xx

TimeOut2Create said...

Hi Sue, the butterflies looks stunning cut out of pattern paper,your overall choice of colours, everything this card is truly stunning! I am a big fan!! I definitely will feel extra special as a recipient...
Thanks for sharing!
Luv Bim x

Barbara Phillips said...

Fantastic card Sue, beautiful colours. Snowed in today as I am in a small village in South Lanarkshire. Getting on with my xmas cards. Hope you are having a nice time and looking forward to seeing you on C&C soon.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. I just love the butterflies.

Cumbrianlass said...

A very beautiful card Sue, butterflies always seem to add just that little extra thats needed on a card.
Janet xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Beautiful card Sue.

xxx

Kazbomps said...

I have the fanciful flight dies too and i love the large butterfly. I sometimes cut two and trim the wings on the second one and layer them up. Karen x

Ellie said...

What a good idea to diecut the butterdly with colored paper! Never even thought of doing that!
Your card is beautiful...

Sandra said...

Great card Sue love the butterflies
Sandra x

CathyinMN said...

Love your butterfly card! You did a fabulous job on it.

PaulineC said...

Lovely paper and I love the way that you have used it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful card with really interesting use of colours - you keep doing it!

Lindyloo said...

In all the time I have known you (I am not being presumptuous, I refer to my ‘knowledge’ of you from TV etc.) you are always a modest woman and I wonder if you truly realise the gift you have.
Well Vee Cassidy has written it well– artist with a canvas.
Sue, you have not only a skilful hand but a keen eye. Your work is pure composition (content, arrangement, balance and harmony); all the things attributed to an accomplished artist or songwriter/composer.
The colours and arrangement you have used in this ‘piece of work’ reminds me of two very famous paintings: 'Bedroom in Arles' by Vincent van Gogh and 'Quadrille at the Moulin Rouge', a colourful, though slightly sombre piece by Toulouse-Lautrec. Regards Linda

Irene Thacker said...

Lovely card sue the butterfly just sets it of

Maggie said...

The card is stunning, love the butterfly
Maggie

Craftycat said...

WOW!!! Another set I got last time you were on C&C but I know my efforts will never be as gorgeous as this. The design and teal colour are just beautiful x

lilygee said...

Really beautiful card Sue - so much thought has gone into it and its so unique
Love lilygeexxx

Carol Staples said...

This is a stunning card sue. Just love the colour combinations and the butterflies finish it off beautifuly. Hugs Carol S.xx

Vee said...

One word: DREAMY!!!!

sheila said...

inspirational

Lorraine said...

oh wow sue this one is a real stunner i just love it xx

KimberleyG said...

Very beautiful. Great use of patterned paper. Love the recessed window.

Jenny, said...

That paper has really made those butterflies, love it.

Gerrina said...

What a great card! The first dies and stamps I ever bought where butterflies 'cause they are just so lovely...

Lisa M said...

This, this, THIS is STUPENDOUS!!! Oh my gosh, I love it.

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Oh! I love this card, it's so beautiful, calm colours with a hint of vibrancy.....lovely

craftygardener said...

Hi Sue - just love this card and can't wait to see you on tv again. Got my GC just before you flew home for Thanksgiving and can't wait for more inspiration.

violetclouds said...

I love that intricate die cut butterfly from the patterned paper, it is a focal point and yet it also just makes the whole card!

I am also Liking the new summary of what your blog is about, participate in craft.... not quite me.. yet.....

Sue said...

Just stunning Luv Sue x

Tracy said...

Fabulous!

Rayley Crafts said...

This is a stunning card, the colours work so nicely together and the big butterfly looks amazing

pinky said...

Stunning creation, the sentiment looks like it is floating on the gorgeous flowery paper.

miislucky said...

I do love butterflies! This is very pretty and I really like that paper!

agapanthus said...

Love the combination of colours you've used here, Sue...and I know what you mean - I'm partial to a bit of Graphic 45 papers too! Best wishes Karen x

Evik said...

And this card is so stunning. Love that butterfly!

toscania-art-life said...

Stunning card with the big butterfly. Love it.

Jan said...

Another winner, love the butterflies and am hoping to get them for Christmas Yipee x

Lynne said...

The rose background paper makes it look like the butterflies have just popped out for a look around. Large butterfly is simply gorgeous. Brilliant card in every respect.
Best wishes.
Lynne in Spain

Teresa Ann said...

Beautiful card Love the Graphic 45 paper love your ideas x

Anonymous said...

I am studing your work so hard, hoping some of it will rub off on me. There are not so many cards without ribbon and u dont miss it on this card.....so much to take in and appreciate,
ANOTHER GOOD ONE.
born again spellbinder
Nadine
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Helen said...

I love everything about this one, the paper, design and the multicolour. I always find it hard to use multicolour, but this is delicious xxx

julie said...

hi sue sorry i'm leaving all my comments today but i,ve been unwell.thank you for your lovely cards that you let us all see and copy lol your the craftyqeen hugs julie xx
julielazenby@ymail.com