Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dreams Take Flight

Good morning everyone!  Today's post is of a card that I did last summer, but it is a nice bright cheery card and if the weather in the UK is anything like it was today in Florida, this will be a welcome surprise!  It rained all day yesterday so the good news is that I got a bunch of cards made!  There is nothing like sequestering myself in the crafty area I have set up at my Mom's house and being creative! The bad news is that it is still several weeks before I can post any of them and I really want to show them to you!  I hope this one will do for today though!  I started with a large circle cut out of copy paper to use as a stencil for my sun.  I inked through it with a combination of mustard seed and rusty hinge around the edges.  I heat set it with my heat tool so I could do a bit of stamping around it.  Then I used my anti-static bag over the entire piece to make sure it wasn't going to pick up my embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment with a black archival ink pad  just off the corner of the sun and clear embossed it.  Then I stamped two sets of swirls above and below my sun, one to the lower left and one set to the upper right side and clear embossed those also.  I cut three sizes of the nested butterfly dies out of some decorative paper (Stella Rose, I believe) and mounted them on my sun.  Using a fine tipped black pen, I drew a line forming a corner opposite my swirls.  Three black glints were added to each area too.  I pierced around the edge of the next mat and layered it all with black to complete the card. I hope it helps you feel cheery and bright today.  All for now, Sue x

152 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card to brighten up a very dull day.
AnnH60

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, you're right it is a lovely cheery card - and so easy too! Hope your weather improves.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card it has brightened me up this morning. Thank you. Hope your weather brightens up.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Wicked love it
Hugs
Alison Glover x

Anonymous said...

A bright cheery card for the dull damp weather here Sue, thank you.
Pauline x

Lynnus said...

Saw this one on C and C last night and though how lovely it was - very tempted to spend pennys but was good - might still have to go on the website to see if the teacup dies are still there though! x

Pam Swadling said...

A lovely colourful card, to cheer us on a rainy day. Hope you are enjoying your time in the states Sue.

ang said...

hi sue lovely card saw it last night on cc ang

Герцогиня said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card! Thank you!
Hugs
Tanya x

Victoria said...

Stunning, bright and cheerful!

Uta said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. Thanks for showing.

Hugs, Uta

Star said...

Saw this on Create and Craft it's a beautiful card Sue.

Jan said...

A butterfly card absolutely gorgeous Sue. Just got to have those nested butterflies they are brilliant. lolx

Patricia said...

What a beuatiful Bright and Cheery card to brighten a dull and miserable day here with us.
Love it, it will be quite simple to replicate in several colours.
Thanks again,

Patricia xx

Sandra F said...

Nice cheerful card. Saw it on the Spellbinders POTD show with Caroline last night.

Susan Flynn said...

Beautiful card I think Christine showed this one last night on Ideal world its a stunner x

Hellma said...

A lovely card Sue TFS.

Linda said...

Hi Sue, I saw this card last night on Ideal World, its stunning and now on my wish list, I also liked the teacup set, but this morning it has sold out. Hope you are well. Linda x

joy said...

Hi Sue
Saw this card last night it lovely and bright. Can't wait to see what you got in store for us.
Have a great time.
joyce e

marg said...

Hello sue
I watched Christine last night and saw this wonderful card it is so bright ..and Maria with the Morrocan dies they are beautiful. I can't wait for them to be on sale. lovely few days ahead
LoveMarg

Clare said...

Lovely bright card. I love the swirls and the butterfly.

Clare x

Clai01 said...

Hope the weather improves in Florida, the card will brighten us all up i'm sure! it's great!

Anonymous said...

This card certainly brightened my day Sue I love how you have used patterned paper for the butterfly and stamped the swirls. I will miss yesterday and todays shows because I am away ;-( hopefully they are being recorded
Heather x

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, well this card certainly did the trick and brightened up a dreary morning...I really am putting off leaving for work! Lovely card, Carole Z xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Hi Sue I saw this card on Ideal World last night, very bright and cheerful just what we need on this horrible rainy day in the UK.x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, greattt card. I love anything with butterflies on it. One of my fav dies. I nearly use it on most of my cards.
Lots of love. Jenny L

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, It certainly has cheered me up ,it is a beautiful card on such a dull day . Thanks for such a lovely card. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card,

She x

Julia Watts said...

Absolutely stunning card. Saw it on TV last night and it stood out. Love, Julia xxx

Maggie said...

Hi Sue
Now this is my type of card clean and with stamping and spellbinders together....love love love it!! The bright colours have made me smile on this dreary rainy day.

Maggie :-)

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi SUE
Such a beautiful card clean lines I will try to copy this one.

Lydia
X

Hanneke said...

Wonderful! Love the butterfly and those pretty swirls. Hugs, Hanneke

pinky said...

Its just gorgeous Sue.

jemet said...

Hi Sue
WOW yet another fantastic card, bring on summer

Jean

sheila said...

Another great... card bright and cheery...love it

Claire said...

Bright and cheerful card. I love the way you have put the lines in as a frame, brilliant idea.

Claire

inkypinkycraft said...

A bright and cheery card, love the swirls!trace x

Oksana said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely and bright card-to make anyone smile and wish that spring was around the corner!

Olga said...

Sue, the card is gorgeous. I like the butterfly in the middle.

Sue Yorkshire said...

What a cheerful card, wonderful start to the day. You are a tease Sue saying about cards you cant show us!!!! There are still so many that I NEED. Now not sure if you want sunshine or rain to craft lol

Sue xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely cheeerful card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Saw this was the first time on C&C last night & thought it would make a great post & here it is. The colours are so warm & cheery. Love & Light Theresa. H

Maryann said...

Sooooooooooo beautiful, warm and cosy, and it gives me a wonderful feeling to look at this one. It´s really gorgeous Sue.

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD LOVELY COLOURS
SPRING IS COMEING

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I'm missing you on C&C at the moment. We are having POTD and blockbusters but it's not the same without you. Not sure how they are showing the new dies that are due in March. Thank you for your lovely card. I try and look everyday to see yout latest creation. Look forward to you coming back to the UK. Hope your mum is OK. Thinking of you both. Teresa. X
Sorry! I don't know what info they want so I can send other than Anonymous.

mags said...

Lovely card Sue. Very bright and cheerful. Just love it.
Mags
x

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Saw this one on TV last night and loved it and so glad you put it on today to give the full run down on what you used etc.
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

DI said...

Beautiful card love the simplicity of it.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely bright and sunny card. So looking forward to some warmer days when we might see real butterflies. I saw this card on TV last night but it's great to be able to get the close-up from your post.
Frances

nattyboots said...

A real Happy fresh looking card Sue love the butterfly. Love Elaine H x

AnneRD said...

Hints of summer to come, I hope! Saw the card on TV, love the way you have inked the sun, and I always love the butterfly dies. Anne x

Knerten said...

A beautiful C&S card, Sue :-)

Lorraine said...

Love the card, so bright and cheerful. Lorraine X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Butterflies are me so this is a card right up my street.
So glad you found a day to craft here's hoping there are more to come so that you can keep sharing your work with us
Ria

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card-Hope you're back soon!
Eileen x

Ayelet said...

Great butterfly, and it goes so nicely with the swirls.

Maid of Kent said...

How do you do it Sue? you keep coming up with such fabulous cards. This is so elegant, anyone would be pleased to receive this card. Hugs Ann

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue

Yes saw it on tv last night and thought a beautiful card. Amazing what a fine black line can do to a card. Defines the area and give it depth. So simple but effective.
Watching anything to do with spellbinders and entered the competitions on the blogs. Love the new dies coming out and taken spellbinders into a new era. Hope your mum is ok and enjoying your stay.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Lynne M said...

This card is sure to brighten anyone's day. Lol Lynne M

hazel said...

lovely sunny card today Sue, love the colours you have used especially the pattern paper for the butterfly xx hazel

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue Really beautiful. x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, The rain is pouring down, very miserable! I then look at you blog and 'Sunshine'!! It is just what was neede to brighten my day. Thanks Sue. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Kate's Cards said...

Oh Sue I love orange and this card has really cheered me up as I am not too well at the mo!!
Thank you.
Kate
xxxxx

Capsgrammy said...

Simple and oh-so-effective. Don't shred my dreams of home!!!! I think people who know I'm from Florida think the sun shines 24/7......that's my position and I'm sticking to it!!!!

CraftyLoops said...

Well this card has certainly got me in the mood for the summer!! Its absolutely beautiful. I love how youve done the sun. Lee x

Elizabeth said...

You always seem to come up with something new Sue i.e. the black lines forming the opposite corners. Will have to try that.

What better payoff to the rain could you have than crafting. Can't wait to see the new cards you are doing.

Elizabeth
x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue,
This cheery card has brightened up my day. Saw this on C&C last night bought the teacup die, counting my pennies, but might try a look on the web and hopefully buy today. Hope your weather improves.
Hugs, June xx

jan said...

hi sue, saw this card on the potd show on c&c last night, it is beautiful, love the bright cheery colours of the butterfly makes me think spring is on the way
love jan x

lorraine (classylady) said...

great card Sue, saw it on TV. Watched nearly all shows for Caliber and Spellbininders POTD. Not the same without you.... although have to say Maria simms is a natural and her cards are lovely

lorraione
xxx

gwen70 said...

Lovely bright spring like card. Simply beautiful

dutchess said...

Hi Sue...lovely cheerful card and it was on C&C yesterday on the spellbinders show!!!!! missing you on the TV.....take care Margaret

Claveh said...

Wow Sue, I am definately going to have a go at this card for my sister, Laura. Her birthday is not until the 24th Feb but she lives in OZ and so I have to get a shift on, also my nephew will be 3 on the 11th Feb and I would like them to be sent together!
Thanks for a wonderful idea Sue and thank goodness for plagarism!

YorkshireLass said...

Saw this on the TV last night and thought then what a real spirit lifter it was in glooomy January - really lovely!
Sarah

Victoria said...

stunning card thank you for the visit to my desk

Ita said...

Sue, a very spring look to this card ,it looks easy but for me that could be difficultl lol
Ita

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, saw this on TV last night - they showed it several times so glad to see it up close here. It is amazingly beautiful, so simple but so striking, just what we need on this dull day. Regards, Anne Rx

Anonymous said...

Lovely Sue. Saw it on C/C last night but nice for explanation as to how you did it. Thanks. I am in France & it is wet here as well!! Ann W

Cazann49 said...

Beautiful card to brighten up a dark, misty day here in Cornwall, England!!...:)...xxx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I saw this card on create and craft this morning and thought what a beautiful card,It just reminds me of warm summer days ahhh if only.
Carol x

Cazann49 said...

Thought I'd seen it before, then noticed everyone's comments! I saw it on Create and Craft last night with Christine as well!!...:)..xx

baconbits said...

A wonderfully bright and sunny card on this damp and deary january day. It has really cheered me up.
Cannot wait to see what you have instore with the Morrocan dies...
TFS
Hugs Amanda x

Cazann49 said...

Beautiful card to brighten up a dark, misty day here in Cornwall, England!!...:)...xxx

occasionali said...

Lovely bright and cheerful card.

Crafty mop said...

No need for words I love this ! X

Pinkers said...

Lovely cheery card, saw it on C&C this morning and got a better look it.xx

Clarissa said...

Stunning card. Love the butterfly.
Clarissa

Sandra Riley.... said...

Gorgeous, Sue, just seen this card on Christines show on C & C, missing your presence though!
Sandra Riley

craftysue49 said...

Fab card Sue ...love the colours ..Love from another Sue x

PaulineC said...

Beautiful bright card. The butterflies and the flourishes go so well together.
The American weather is obviously mimicking the British weather and making sure that you do not forget how wonderful it is over here!

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
I spotted this card on C+C last night, it just stood out dramatically, the colours are fantastic, just love it.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft.

Helen O said...

Cheery and Bright, I love the swirls, Helen O xx

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card Sue.
Sonia - Maidstone

kasugga said...

Sue
The ideal card to cheer anyone up whether they, or the weather, are down.
It takes an arty person like you to show a non-arty person like me what you can do with beautiful papers and the fabulous Spellbinders.
Thank you Sue.
Katy
xXx

Sue J said...

A lovely card to brighten a rainy day. :)

Elaine said...

I saw this one on C+C spellbinder show last night , its lovely. I realy like the butterfly die.Well Done .
Elaine W

elkearts&crafts said...

What lovely warm colours. So pretty
Elaine J

lesley c. said...

Hi Sue, saw this wonderful creation on C&C last night. Its beautiful so bright, a card to real cheer you up. I did make a purchase too! I blame you! hope the weather improves for you. Happy crafting. Love Lesley x

Becky Dunham said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I would definitely love some sunshine today :) Can't wait to see what you have been crafting!

Pearl said...

Wow love the butterfly! Very nice card!
Love Pearl x

Shelley said...

Bright and cheerful, lovely. Love the swirls. x

Shelley said...

Bright and cheerful, lovely. Love the swirls. x

SusanneJ said...

love this card ! Its give me some more ideas thanks Sue !! xxx

Li'l Pidge said...

Yep, a bright and cheery card....brightened up this cold and miserable day in the uk-thanks!
kyla (via WOYWW #39)

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow pretty lovely creations in ur blog. I totally love them.

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Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
Well this is very freaky; I have just put on a show I missed with Christine and Martin Parker as I clicked onto your blog, low and behold this card was in Martins hand and I thought how sunny!
I love this because it's CAS which is so chic but the addition of the fab paper for the butterfly, gives it a little Morrocan feel. Truly lovely Sue.
I can't wait to see your new creations, you are a real tease, but it does make it exciting.
Oh by the way, Martin also showed your Mint/Grey card from Sun 15 and I could see the mint in the paper as you mentioned. So very, very different.
Hope you are well, mum too.
Linda

Rhonda Miller said...

This is lovely.

Craftychris said...

The weather here in Bournemouth, England has been dull and rainy today too and your card certainly has brightened me up. I really like the butterfly xx

Barbara Phillips said...

Beautiful, bright and cheerful card. Watching all the Spellbinder and Grand calibur shows and enjoying them BUT its not the same without you and Im not the only one to say that.
Hope you are having a nice time and having a well earned rest so you can come home and do lots of C&C shows!!!

CraftyJo said...

Lovely card again Sue - think I've been seeing it on TV all day :)

Lisa M said...

Completely whimsical and fancy free...LOVE this!!! The sun is perfect for the warmth.

gwendraeth said...

Very pretty, love the butterfly dies, a cheery card to brighten up a horrible wet day
Gwenda

Fiona said...

Thanks, I really must remember to use dies on patterned paper

scrapper said...

I like the simplicity of this one Sue - not a bow or a flower in sight but a very nice card .

yorkie said...

Hi Sue I love this card bought the butterfly die on C&C today and they were showing this card on air love it can,t wait to get mine

Theresa

Lexie said...

This is such a 'warm' card, which is just what's needed on a day like this!

mgq said...

once again a beautiful cheery card. marie

CathyinMN said...

Love the bright colors of the sun and butterfly! Another wonderful card.

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Well it sounds as if we have some more visual treats instore, when you get back.
I saw this card on C&C today it's beautiful and summery :D The butterfly colours are lovely.
Sue H. xxx

Tracy Heaton said...

Saw this on TV today - it's beautiful!
Tracy x

melanie said...

fantastic card sue saw tis on C7C Christine show Melanie

Vicki Sharkey said...

Another great card Sue, simple, yet really elegant and effective. Definitely one to have a go at.
Hope its stopped raining. Snowed here this afternoon for a short time, still can't feel my feet.
Vicki

Karen R said...

Can't go wrong with butterflies, my favouite, love the colours
Karen xx

Jenny, said...

Oooo love it, a happy card.

lockedinmycraftroom said...

I saw this card on Create and Craft last night and was really pleased when it popped up on your blog today. Thanks Sue
Chris

Jane said...

Orange is not a colour I use but this card is lovely

Jane xx

gill said...

Have been watching the spellbinder shows and recognised many of your cards including the grey/green valentines card and this one

Gill

iReneM said...

This has certainly brightened up my day.
Thank you, Sue

x

violetclouds said...

love those butterflies!

Danielle said...

Wow! That card is beautiful! I love it all, especially the butterfly! Thanks for visiting my blog! I will be back here soon to visit because your work is great!

Toni said...

What a beautiful card Sue, just bring on the summertime now. Gorgeous colours.
Toni xx

sheila said...

It certainly is a nice bright cheerful card. This would bring a smile to anyone's face especially on these dull winter days.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I love all of the detail in this card, and the cheery color!

Sue Parish said...

Yes a lovely warm and cheerful card. I seem to have been luckier with the weather in Herefordshire today - sunshine on the snowdrops and a very pink sunset promising something similar tomorrow. Sue x

Rufus said...

Just what we needed today, even here in Florida, as you said. Rain yesterday, sun today, but still darn chilly! Lovely, cheerful, warm card!!
R/

Erica said...

That is such a stunning card x

sandra(misty) said...

Love the card and the flourish stamp so pretty

Bee and Dee said...

Really like this card have done the basic design but not added a die cut will have to have a go. Hugs Bee

Janet said...

nice one!!!

Janet said...

nice one!!!

Janet said...

nice one!!!

bhavana said...

what a bright and unusual card! Just love the colour!

bhavana said...

what a bright and unusual card! Just love the colour!

Von said...

Oh this s just delightful wow :)
Von xxx

anna christensen crafts said...

Ooh,this is really pretty

miislucky said...

I really love this! Not only are you using my fav kind of paper (MME) but the butterflies look great with the sun behind them. (I love butterflies too, lol) Great job!!! Hugs, Mimi

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!! I'm a huge fan of cards with butterflies and this one is stunning.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Heidi said...

I love, love, love this card Sue. Nuff said lol
Heidi x

KimberleyG said...

I love everything about this card!

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