Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Fluttering By

Hi blog friends!  A quickie card here which is always nice if you need an all occasion type card.  This one is workable in any colour combinations to so you can use up left over papers like I have done here.  I used one of the edgeabilibity dies to create a border between my two decorative papers.  I used a small piece of the striped paper behind the butterfly.  I used the outside edge of the die to cut a faux nestie shape for this so you would see the stripes through the lacy look of the butterfly.  On a whim, I decided to use a pair of decorative pins for the butterfly antennae.  It's a large butterfly die so size wise it kind of works okay (it was a bit of fun!).  I stamped the sentiment directly on the background papers and added some swirls of rhinestones for fill in accents.  All for now, Sue x

156 comments:

Sonia said...

Good morning Sue, it might be a quickie card but it ticks all the right boxes for me. Butterflies are so versatile aren't they? Look forward to seeing you on C&C again soon.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Olga said...

Hi Sue, such a lovely butterfly!!I love the way you used pins. Well done!

Kazbomps said...

I have the butterfly die and it is one of my favourites - there are many! Lovely card. Karen x

bhavana said...

Such a beautiful card, love the Butterfly on the card, must get my die out of the packet and start using it! Thanks for sharing!

Annie said...

Another beautifully simple yet elegant and suitable for many occasions card sue! Ive had the die for a while and have always by passed it through lack of ideas/inspiration now i have i think it may be being used a lot more especially as spring is coming

mags said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the butterfly die and what you have done with it here.
Mags
x

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Hi Sue,I love using the butterfly die. If you have the butterfly, papers and some embellishments you can always make a beautiful card when you need one.
Chris

inkypinkycraft said...

Really pretty, love the swirl hugs trace x

Julia Watts said...

Love the sticks pins as the antennae. Julia xxx

miislucky said...

I love butterflies so this card really is nice! Love the colors used, almost looks like the old BoBunny papers. Very nicely done! TFS!!!

Elizabeth said...

Good morning Sue, today's card is lovely, I like the colours and everything about it. Good idea using the decorative pins for the butterfly antennae.

Elizabeth x

Ali W said...

Once again a stunning card. I'm new to crafting, but you have given me such inspiration, it makes me want to make cards to achieve what you do, unfortunately I've just had a hand operation, so will have to ease my way back in gently.

Hellma said...

LOVE IT

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, I do love that butterfly and such a good idea to use the hat pins as antenna's. Another cracker. Enjoy your day. All the best Suzie B xx

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue, like the idea of using the pins for the antenae. Love this die its so elegant. xx hazel

Pam Swadling said...

Beautiful card, I just love butterflies.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, well you've ticked all my boxes today. I just love the butterfly die. I have also bought a smaller cut out die, to use on my granddaughter's wedding stationary. It is great and doesn't take up so much room on the card. You could even use 2.
Lots of love. Jenny L

Maryann said...

Sooo lovely and beautiful colors here again. I love this one here, and it´s so useful for just anything, so some of thiose we can make tons of to have in the back, IF we can find the time for that LOL.

Heather said...

I love the way you have used the butterfly die to make a 'nestie' as a background. The pins make great antennae that is such a good idea Sue, this is another fabulous card.
Heather x

Uta said...

Woe, what a great card. This butterfly is so beautiful.

Hugs, Uta

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, my favourite butterfly! Lovely card again, that butterfly just makes a card I think, love the way you have used the pins and the papers too. Love Jean x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love todays card so simple yet so elegant.
I have other Butterfly dies but I really must get that one it is just Fab!! Mind you I am sure there will be so many new dies coming out in the next few months, might just wait and see.
Take care

Patricia xx

ang said...

love the butterfly and the border, so useful tips and inspiration thanks angxx

sheila said...

I need the butterfly die....a beautiful elegant card Sue

Anonymous said...

Love it Sue im gonna have a go of that it looks simple but stunning
Hugs
ALISON Glover x

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great card love it all, like Sheila I need the butterfly die.
Lydia
XX

Clare said...

Lovely card, the butterfly die looks really nice.

Clare x

Sandra F said...

Another beautiful card Sue

Bee and Dee said...

great card hugs bee

Sue Yorkshire said...

This is lovely Sue, that is a clever way of using the butterfly as a faux nestie, I have done it using the labels but wouldnt have thought of doing it with a fancy die. The hat pins really finish it off and look gorgeous. I love the swirls too but I know that I couldnt use them on a card I would want to keep them lol, they are too nice.

Sue xx

May said...

Hi Sue, wow, love that butterfly, I see a shopping spree coming on must add that die to the list, Lovely card x Hugs May x x

Lexie said...

Now this card really hits the spot! It's so clean and simple and elegant. Beautiful.
xx

Oksana said...

Love the butterfly, another lovely card!

Victoria said...

You're making me really start to like green! Never thought I'd say that! Gorgeous butterfly and swirls.

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I like a quickie, always good to have one under your belt for those events u forget. I haven't used the big butterfly but love the small ones from your stamp collections. I use beads and sequins on wire. I stamp on hot foam with stamps for patterns, and in ink. I have been known to do felt butterflies too. Adds a bit of fun to a card.
Great card love it. Like the way you have added colour in. Thanks for all i learnt.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Clarissa said...

Another super card. I always like butterflies.

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, Another lovely card, the butterfly dies and the swirls always look good together. Like the combination of papers, especially like the use of the striped paper as a faux nestie to bring it all together. Anne x

Sue J said...

How do you manage to come up with so many fantastic cards. You haven't done one I don't like yet! :)

Janet said...

love,love,love it. Simple but oh so elegant!!!

marg said...

Hello Sue
I love the sentiment stamps and the butterfly.
Hope you are having a nice time and look forward to seeing you on C/C again
Love Marg

Rita said...

Hello Sue
Liking the card & can see various colour combo's that I could do it in ---- great idea using the pins for the butterfly's antennae it works so well!
Regards! Rita

Lizzie said...

This card might have been quick but it is lovely Sue.
The butterfly die has so many uses I've decorated lots of things with it because i like it that much lol
Lizzie (serial copycat)xx

Ruthie said...

Love the colours. The striped paper behind the butterfly really works well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love this card. The Decorative hat pins as antennae gives it that added edge. Inspired. With Love & Light Theresa . H

Fiona said...

Simple but effective!

yorkshiresue said...

Hi
Love the butterfly die. I must,must,must buy it the first chance I get
Lovely card again
Sue
XXX

jan said...

HI SUE, LOVE THIS CARD, I LOVE THE FRESH COLOURS REALLY BEAUTIFUL.
LOVE JAN X

melanie said...

Beautiful card Melanie

Pinky said...

Hi Sue. Love the way you've carried the stripes through the card but, for me, it's the rhinestones that make it!

fluffycat said...

Good morning Sue, I think you made this card just for me. I absolutely love it. Using the pins for the antenna was inspired and the colours are just perfect.
Frances

Marie-Louise said...

Great card. Love the idea of using the pins. I have the butterfly dies so this is really useful.

dutchess said...

Great idea with the decorative pins Sue I am alaways a bit nervous of using the as I fear them sticking in anyone but this way they are safe love the card great papers and those lovely swirls take care Margaret

Hanneke said...

What a beautiful card! Love the butterfly and his antennae look great. Hugs, Hanneke

Anonymous said...

Lovely

She x

Anonymous said...

Love your cards so inspirational


Chris-Grimsby

Jenny, said...

What a great idea for the antennae, will have to remember that one :)

Ann said...

Its lovely It wouldnt be a"quickie" card for me it would take me longer. I have this die and will certainly give it a go- hope it looks a bit like yours. Thanks Sue

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love butterflies, so right up my street! Thanks, Ann W

Yvonne said...

This as you say is a quickie. But to anyone who receives it, they wud think its a work of art and love it. I o to. I love the butterfly. It makes any card into an elegant one. Love it sue.

Kate's Cards said...

Very pretty Sue. You've cheered me up again!!

Claire said...

Classy and elegant card.

Claire

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Love this card - really pretty and looks quick to make - a fantastic standby.

Evik said...

Lovely colours! I like this card.

elkeartsandcrafts said...

The simplicity of this is delightful. The pins were a great inspiration. I agree, this could work with so many papers and different colours.

Elaine J xxxx

lilygee said...

Very nice card Sue - the butterfly always looks good
lilygee xxx

Star said...

Lovely card Sue. I usually put coloured vellum behind that butterfly, but the stripped papper looks great. Must start using my edgeabilities more.
Thanks for the inspiration

Helen O said...

Another stunning card Sue, I love this stamp, I used it over the weekend to make a lovely card, thank you Helen O xxx

CraftyJo said...

Great idea for using up bits of paper (I bet we all have stacks of oddments we just can't part with!) and I love the stick pin antennae.

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the butterfly

Lilnute said...

Hi Sue, it may be a quicky but it doesn't lack style, it's very elegant and would suit any occasion too.
love and hugs
Dawn x

Clai01 said...

The pins look really great, fab card!

PatW said...

Hi Sue, such a great card and it can use up beautifully all those odd pieces of scrumptious offcuts you never know what to do with. I love your work, always inventive and elegant. Thanks for sharing your expertise.

Maid of Kent said...

Good Afternoon Sue,
love the butterfly love the colours love the bling, just love the card. Lol Ann

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Stunning and elegant,an inspired use of the pins for the antennae. Butterflies are my favourite and I have this die. I hope that my quickie card looks as impressive as yours.
Hugs, June x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Another really pretty card-the colours are lovely and so are the decorative papers.
Eileen x

lesley c. said...

This card is definately my kind of card, I love it Sue, and the way you've used the hat pins is a very clever idea, one I shall be pinching!

Sandy Palmer said...

Lovely card! I always love the look of the rhinestone swirls around a butterfly! So beautiful! Wonderful idea to use pins for the antennae too!

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Such a beautiful yet simple card. My motto is, 'If a card is missing something, stick a butterfly on it'. It generally works. Love the antennae! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful and elegant

Vie
x

Lynnus said...

Yet another stunner! Love it and will be using my butterfly die a lot more now - thanks for sharing x

Redanne said...

You can't go wrong with butterflies and bling together. Beautiful card Sue.

CraftyLoops said...

This is a beautiful card, I love the colour combination and the bling and butterfly are perfect. Lee x

Ayelet said...

Beautiful! I love this green flowers paper.

Elaine said...

Sue, great idea for the antenna's , those hat pins look good great idea . I also like the use of the edgeability across the page. I sometimes forget to use those as an accent on my cards . I like this card, butterflies can be used for any occasion.
Hugs.
Elaine. W

Claveh said...

Oh Sue, lovely, once again right up my street.
I love the colours that you have chosen and a butterfly is always well received.
Thank you for all your hard work.

Pinkers said...

Gorgeous card,xx

Jenny said...

Just Beautiful! Mind you I have a thing for all things winged

Carole Z said...

What better way to spend an afternoon coffee break at work than visit your blog Sue! I have lost of the times I have used this gorgeous butterfly for a quickie card, but this one is beautiful and I love the use of the pins...must remember that! Are you at CHA looking at all the new spellbinders?! Love Carole Z xx

joy said...

Hi Sue
great card very versatile. love the way you have put patterned with srtips it works very well.
joyce e

Craftychris said...

Quickie cards are always good and this one is fab! Love the pins xx

Crafty mop said...

What a really nice fresh card love the butterfly x

Tracy Heaton said...

Wow. An unusual colour combo that really works.
Tracy x

Ita said...

Hi Sun such a nice card, the butterfly can be used in so many ways and for so many occasions,I love your sentiment
Ita

goldiecraft said...

that is very pretty and really would suit most occassions. Love it as always Sue. Thanks for sharing. xxx

baconbits said...

Another quickie but a goodie. this butterfly is such a versatile die and must be everyones favourites.
This definately ticks all the boxes.
TFS
Hugs Amanda x

Dawn Louise said...

Love it is always, different colours too x

Lisa M said...

Always elaborate and always beautiful! Thank you for the creative boost. :)

Jane said...

Realy lovely ticks all the right boxers the butterfly is one of my favourite dies.

Jane xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, what a beautiful card. I love the butterfly and the colors. TFS.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
The saying is if it has a butterfly on it then it has my name on it. As you say a lovely quick and easy card and we all need to be able to do quick at some point.
Ria

PaulineC said...

Butterflies are so lovely and make a great card.

gwendraeth said...

This card is absolutely stunning, would look good in any colour, one of my favourite cards,
Gwenda

Maggie said...

Hi Sue great card love Butterflies and this may be quick but very effective and useful for all occassions have this die and use it alot.

Maggie

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card, love the colours, I like this butterfly die, I use it often.
Best wishes
Happy2craft

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card. It may be a quickie but it looks terrific. I shall be having a go at this one (as well).
Thanks
Sue

Barbara said...

Very pretty card, beautiful butterfly, hat pins are great as antenna. Love It!!!!!!

Shelley said...

Lovely card x

Susannej said...

love the versatility of the butterflies cant wait to see you back on our screens on C&C great card Sue xxxx hugs

Barbara Daines said...

Fab.....loving the green colours for a change :)

gill said...

Lovely butterfly and nice unusual colour.Like the idea of using the pins as antenna.

Gill

pamela said...

Beautiful, I love butterflies

jemet said...

Hi Sue

Love butterflies and love the card, love the use of pins too

Jean

themessycraftroom said...

Gorgeous, love it. Hugs x ChrisB

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what no bows!!! lol love the butterfly and the pins were a great idea :)

lainey said...

love it Sue antennae's look great!! lainey x

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
I love butterflies and I really like your idea of the hat pins as antennae, they look great. Thank you for another clever idea :D xx

nattyboots said...

Lovely card again SUe,well done. Elaine H.x

lorraine (classylady) said...

love this, another great card

lorraine
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, i adore your butterfly cards , cannot get enough of them, they are beautiful.Keep them coming. Yvonne xx

Lorraine said...

aww this is so beautiful i just love that butterfly its gorgeous huni xx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, What a great card to have ready for all kinds of occasions. I love choosing papers to put together and I should use my edgeabilities more. I have the butterfly die and the swirls and the hat pins (sorry, antennae!) - I could make this one! Hope mine looks as good as yours, Sue x

CathyinMN said...

Using the pins for antennae on the butterfly was a great idea! I really like this card.

KimberleyG said...

Cute idea using the pins for antennae.

Rufus said...

It's not just the pins for antenna, but the pearl swirls for movement are perfect!!
R/

Jan said...

Butterflies,I just love butterflies. A beautiful card Sue x

Lynne M said...

Love butterflies so this card is right up my street. lol Lynne M

Lorraine H said...

Another beautiful card. I just love this butterfly die and use it often. Lorraine x

Linda said...

A stunning card Sue, love the butterfly, Linda x

Eileen C said...

Hi Sue - I really like the simplicity of this card and butterflies are a favourite of mine so.....thank you!
hugs
Eileen (Edinburgh)

violetclouds said...

I still love that butterfly, I dont have that die yet, but there is a show coming up this friday........

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
I am sorry to be writing here a day late, I was unable to comment yesterday, though I did pop on to have a look at the card, just didn't have time to comment.
The girls are right, it is lovely to see a card in greens and especially lots of pretty designer papers. The floral damask type paper is beautiful, it reminds me of Anna Griffin or Craftwork cards floral.
Well off to comment on todays card.
Hugs Linda

Erica said...

this is stunning
erica x

Becky Dunham said...

I LOVE this card Sue! I have not had time lately to comment on all of your cards, but I had to on this one - absolutely gorgeous in its simplicity!

sheila said...

Nice colours, like the background behind the butterfly rather than a double layer

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Another beauty! Love the butterfly and the flourish too!

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Luke said...

What better way to spend an afternoon coffee break at work than visit your blog Sue! I have lost of the times I have used this gorgeous butterfly for a quickie card, but this one is beautiful and I love the use of the pins...must remember that! Are you at CHA looking at all the new spellbinders?! Love Carole Z xx

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