Saturday, 9 November 2013

Butterfly Aperture

Happy weekend everyone!  I hope you enjoy the video card for today!





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Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.

Now for the Wednesday card giveaways!
The first card goes to:  Shazza!!!

The second card goes to :  Liz Spooner!!

Congrats to both!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address so I can get these posted out to you.  All for now, Sue x


137 comments:

Pam said...

A beautiful card today, such a lovely butterfly theme. Congrats to the giveaway winners.

hollyberry said...

A gorgeous card today-who doesn't love butterflies!

kitty davies said...

Good morning Sue.
Thank you butterflies are always welcome beautiful. Congrats to the winners take care Kitty

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's a lovely, freshlooking card. You make it look so very easy.
I really love the different textures in the card - just beautiful.
Thank you for showing us how it's done. Have a brilliant weekend.
Hugs, Rose

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card as usual. I don't have a butterfly stamp, but I wonder if a butterfly emboss will complete the trio of butterflies instead? Alternatively, I'm off to the NEC today, so who knows what I might unearth...
Lilac and butterflies - a beautiful combination!
Best wishes
Anne O

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A really lovely, fresh and summery card today, a welcome look as it is very frosty this morning here.
Congratulations to the lucky card winners.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card I love butterflies and lilac so it ticks all the boxes for me. I love how you use the negative, so often they get thrown away but not since I became a Wilsonette lol. Thanks for another brilliant video.
Hugs x
Heather T

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card can not wait to watch video my favour things are butterflies so I will be trying this one out thank you Tracy w x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely card - have watched the video but with no sound as the hubby is asleep in the next door room but will watch again with sound later!
Rgs
Clare W

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
First I would like to Congratulate the winners of the Cards, they will be thrilled I'm sure.
Well everyday I Love all your "Beautiful Cards" but now I get so excited that I can't wait for your
"Video Days" its great to watch and work along with you, and each day we learn a new tip or technique which are invaluable. I really love the Soft Lavendar Colours you have used, and you used so many of my favourite Products, Micro Beads, The Beautiful Diamond Sparkle, The Fabulous A4 Embossing Folder from yourself, The Truly Beautiful Butterflies From Spellbinder and the The Border From Spellbinder, anyone receiving a Beautiful Card like this would be so thrilled. Love from Sam x

Marianna Hammer said...

Good morning and thank you for another wonderful video. I can't tell you how much I enjoy them.
And this is a lovely card, beautiful colors and so well made.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

What a gorgeous card. Love it.
Am off to the NEC now - sooooo excited.

Congrats to the lucky winners.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jane said...

O I love today's card absolutely gorgeous, butterfly's are my favourite.

Jane xx

Corinne said...

hi Sue lovely card as always not been on site lately as been away a lot but Im back!!Hugs Corinne

Debs A said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card i just love every thing about this one its so elegant i will be having ago at this one. Congratulations to all winners. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Eemeli said...

Oh, I have been gone for few days and gotta say you have created some fabulous cards Sue. Love those Christmas creations yesterday and the day before.

The card of the today is very beautiful. Love the swirly pears, die-cut butterfly and the shine. Gotta grab a mug of coffee and watch the video next.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for today's gift - I love lavender/purple in all its shades so today's gift is a hit with me to start with. Butterflies always remind me of summer and on these very drab and wet autumn mornings it is a pleasure to see and think of the seasons ahead.
I have to say a big big thanks for the videos - they are so much better for demos/instruction than reading and of course I have the pleasure of revisiting them rather than printing off the ones I wish to use.
Hope you have a peaceful weekend - This will be my last visit for a couple of days as I start back to the uK tomorrow from Burgundy.
Janet x

Rachel Taylor said...

Lovely ! I do love butterflys
Crafty hugs Rachel x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Fabulous card today, brilliant layout and I love the colours so very elegant and then its video day to boot - fantastic I can craft along with Sue.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Maryann Laursen said...

An absolut gorgeous card here again today Sue. I just LOVE butterflies and this is sooo beautiful and delicate and just beautiful work as always hun.
Congrats to both cardwinners, you´re some lucky ladies for sure.
Have a wonderful week-end now everyone.

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card and lovely colours. Love it. Congratulations to all the winners

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I will watch the video later. Congratulations to the winners. Enjoy the weekend we are off Christmas shopping. Love Jackie

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue butterflies are my favourite , so pretty and delicate. Love the card, thanks for video, off for coffee and to watch x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the card. Thank you for showing us how to make it. The videos are wonderful.
Veronique L

carol edwards said...

Forgot to add congrats to winnersx

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card Sue X
have a nice weekend.

auscrafts said...

a gorgeous card today off to watch the video

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, a very pretty card today in a lovely soft shade of lilac. Thank you for the great video tutorial. x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love today's card with the beautiful ornate butterflies , micro beads and lavender card .very pretty.
Hugs
Jean D

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Like the fresh look of this card. Butterflies always a winner for any occasion .
I will have to watch the video later.
Gail C x

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous Butterfly Card! Love the colours and embellishments and thank you for another wonderful video.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a stunning card, we all love butterflies. Love the different textures on the card. I think you should design a butterfly embossing folder, then we can have more butterflies flying around
Have a good weekend
Hugs Carol x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue you can never go wrong with a butterfly or two xx hazel

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Yet another beautiful card love the butterflies and especially the pearl tails.
Thank you again for another great video.
Margaret corgi owner

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - this is just a beautiful card as said before butterflies always look so special. Thanks Sue for another heart video - I hope a full version of all the cards may follow Helen K xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, great video today. I agree an embossing folder with butterflys would be fantastic. I love this card and the soft colours. Thank you so much.

Love Rosemarie xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, such an exquisite and fresh card. I use this embossing folder regular and love it. Congratulations to the winner. Have a great weekend.

Love June
xxx

Marion said...

hi Sue i have the embossing folder and love it.
another great video and like the card too.
Marion H

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card so fresh and crisp and Butterflies one of my most favourite things.

Will watch the video later.

Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Have a lovely weekend.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Beautiful butterfly card- thank you for the video - great!!!
Denise Hancock X

Anonymous said...

Happy Saturday Sue. Happy Saturday Wilsonettes. Congrats to the 2 lucky ladies that will be looking for the postman next week. I'll put my frame away for another time and find a plant or something to put in the place Sue's card would go - hooohum : ) another beautiful card and will watch the video in peace when my special husband fetches our weekly groceries as too cold for me to leave our bungalow. To any other Wilsonettes who suffer with severe Raynauds disease, hope you can feel your fingers enough to craft today.
Saturday hugs to all.

Lancashire Steph xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card
today looking forward to the video I think I'll go watch it just now
before we go out.
Nancyd xx

Annie said...

I am sooooo loving your videos, Sue, they are GREAT, thank you xx
Butterfly card is so pretty! Have a good weekend
Hugs Annie

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I have to agree with Carol... an embossing folder of Butterflies would be lovely!
I watched the Video then came back to the blog ...it makes such a difference to watch first, you notice lots of the work you have done, Sue!
A lovely card today!
LoveMarg

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous,gorgeous,gorgeous! Love purple and butterflies.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue absolutely lovely card, love butterflies, and looks great with the purple/lilac. Loving the videos. Congrats to the winners of the cards. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and video, loving all the texture.
Donna Jones

gwen70 said...

beautiful card Sue, everyone loves butterflies, look forward to the video

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. I would like to vote for a butterfly embossing folder too - why has no one thought of it before - brilliant suggestion Carol. Great demo as usual and I love the simplicity of the card which is stunning. Congrats to the winners too and have a great weekend. xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Beautiful elegant card. Love it.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card, I cannot wait to see the video. Congratulations to the lucky winners. Have a good weekend and take care Love Michelle S xxx

Brooke b said...

Morning Sue beautiful card. I love butterflies. Enjoying your videos.
JB

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
A BEAUTIFUL CARD.BUTTERFLIES ARE
ALWAYS GOOD ON A CARD. CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS.

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful butterflies, they look great. Love it
Audrey x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous stunning card today Sue. Love butterflies and really found the video useful.xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
FAB-U-LOUS
whopperjaw

Joanne K said...

Hi sue, another great video and a very pretty card. Hope you are have a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

TOB said...

gorgeous card, love the butterfly. hugs x

nattyboots said...

Such a lovely card Sue
Will have my coffee and watch the video later
Elaine H X

nannapat said...

What a pretty card Sue, love the design. Congrats to the two winners. Pat x

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, such a lovely card today . Will go and watch the video later. Have a great weekend. Sally x

Jean Z said...

Lovely card today I love butterflies, and congratulations to the winners love Jean Z xxx

Mac Mable said...

What a delightful card. Such pretty colours, dies and techniques, thanks for sharing x

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, I love butterflies and this card is superb. I'll watch the video later, they are so informative and I love your little quips and tips.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card today, love butterflies, who doesn't. Will be trying this one out. Congratulations to the winners today, enjoy your prizes. Take care, Jess xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Wow what an amazing card really nice I will be sitting down later when I get a quite 2 mins to myself and watch it.hugs sarah xx
and congrats to the winners!

Laura O said...

Sue this is lovely,fab butterflies.Laura O

Maggie said...

I am looking forward to watching this training session. I have tried something very similar and it's a great look, but yours looks so much more professional so I shall enjoy seeing what I ought to have done! Thank you again for giving us your time and knowledge. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a delightful card and another very explanatory video giving some great tips. Well done to Shazza and Liz - enjoy your prizes. Have a good weekend Sue.
YvonneMayxx

Beryl Treble said...

A beautiful butterfly card Sue.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. A lovely card for me to have a go at today. Anything with butterflies is a joy to me.
Congrats to the winners.

Love Valx

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
Such a pretty card today and I love the colour. x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and the butterflies my favourite colour again.
Congratulations to the lucky ladies winning your cards.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Your card for today is soooo pretty !!! I love it all. Just gorgeous. As always your video is fab !! I really look forward so much to video days now. I enjoy watching them all very much. Sue you still give us lots of new hints and tips for making our cards and for me this is very much appreciated. Thank you. I love the colour combo you have used. I don't think you can ever go wrong with lilac and purple shades with white. You have used so many techniques on this card to. I love all the different butterflies and the sentiment is perfect. I just love butterflies any way !! I strongly agree with Carol and some of the other Wilsonettes that an A4 size Butterfly embossing folder would be a fantastic idea !!
Thanks Sue for such a beautiful card today. Congrats to the winners. Have a lovely day every one. Lots of love Tres x x x

Disco Queen said...

Super card & video Sue. I love how you combine so many different techniques into a cohesive whole, with lots if interest :-)

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card and great colours. The video was brilliant. Hugs Sonia x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card in my favourite colours. I will have to watch the video later as we are off now over the bridge to England for my youngest grandson's 3rd birthday party.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love butterflies and this is just lovely. Thanks for the video.
Beverley W

Jackie Meechan said...

Love butterflies. Beautiful card colours are brill.

Congrats to the card winners.

Hope everyone who goes to NEC have a great time.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

karenlotty said...

My fav colours coz I'm not a pink person Very pretty card I love butterflies Congrats winners You will love the cards when they arrive More stunning in the flesh if that's possible

Hilary said...

Some fabulous videos and cards this week Sue! Congratulations to all the winners. They will so delighted to receive their gifts. Have a wonderful weekend. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, cannot go wrong with butterflies. Love how you have put the three different styles of butterfly together.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Lacelady said...

Congrats to the winners (wish it was me). Love the card, will watch the video with a cuppa!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh how I adore butterflies and especially in crafting as you can make them in any colour you want and make they look even more beautiful just as you have done....such a very pretty card and great video.
Congratulations to the luck winners of you stunning cards.

Love Sheila xx

Shazza said...

I love this card, butterflies never go wrong x

Lindsay Martin said...

beautiful card today Sue, love butterflies and the wording is fantastic. Congratulations to the card winners xx

lynda said...

stunning card today Sue thank you i just love butterfly's this card has such a fresh look beautiful colours
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Sue I made your Fancy nesty card yesterday and i'm pleased how it turned out so thank you for that video and inspiration xx

sue simonson said...

butterflies are beautiful and you make them look so good, lovely card.

sue simonson said...

butterflies are beautiful and you make them look so good, lovely card.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card, my favourite colours to. Will be looking at the video later.

Crafting Newbie said...

Fab butterfly card & video Sue.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Great video, great card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Great video, great card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue,
It's the story writer again, but hey ho sorry. I love today's butterflies card as it reminds me of new beginnings. I really like how you have apertured it , then used the butterfly from the aperture, and then used the stamped image of what looks like the same butterfly. It shows the versatility of a butterfly.
Well done to both Wednesday winners.
Love and craft hugs
Norah

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card with so many beautiful things, butterflies lilac card , micro beads and a beautiful sentiment, what's not to like!!! Thank you
Best wishes, Pat

Jill Liddle said...

Butterflies are one of my favourite card embellishments and this is so lovely. Thank you.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Another great video thank you, so many tips and hints which I find are so helpful. Love your card today it's so pretty and I love butterflies so this is certainly one to try, and yes I agree a butterfly embossing folder would be good.
Congratulations to the winners.
Lydia
X

Cheryl said...

Sue, I love that you're doing videos now. But I don't always have the time to watch them! Is there any chance you could list the dies & stamps you use in the body of your post, even when you have a video?
Thanks, Cheryl

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
Another wonderful video with a lot of different ideas for using our dies. Congratulations to the winners of your cards. Have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks, Karen

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous! Can you please send me someone to do my chores while I sit back and enjoy these lovely videos...please? ;)

magpie said...

Oh wow Sue, what a gorgeous card. I love butterflies and the colours are a favourite. There is so much to look at but in a lovely way. Stunning. Congratulations to the lucky card winners! I like to put their names but unfortunately my head has gone away with the fairies....an age thing this forgetting, Lol! Will look at the video now! xx Love Karen xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card....I do love butterflies!!! I am guilty of using them a bit too much I think, but I haven't had any complaints. Crafty Hugs Sam xxx

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Pretty, interesting card. Love the words. X

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card, will have to wait for my visitors to leave so I can watch the video.
I can't wait
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

deniseann said...

Hi Sue. Who doesn't love butterflies!! Super card, loving the videos. Went to the NEC thursday. Would love to see you there sometime ,any chance?

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love the sentiment on today's card and the way you have done three different techniques with the butterflies. Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. Congrats winners! Sooo jealous! I agree that a butterfly embossing folder would be fab!!! Maybe if enough people ask you...............!

Carol S. said...

Hi sue, A very different card today. I love butterflies, so perfect for me. Have a good weekend. hugs, Carol S.xx

sued99 said...

Lovely butterflies. Enjoyed watching the video.

Vie Carter said...

Butterflies are alway a must on cards and these are fab

congrats to you very lucky winners

Vie
x

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, another brilliant video today and the card is so pretty.
I always look forward to seeing you in action.
ElizabethS
P.S. The flowers behind you were beautiful.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card today. Anything with butterflies on is fabulous esp with the soft colours.
Alison B.x

Julie Rosier said...

Lovely card.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a beauty! I love the different ways you have the butterflies, very clever. Congrats to the lucky winners. Take care.

Julye said...

So pretty and another great tutorial thank you.

Debra Kenworthy said...

Lovely clean looking and stylish card. Thanks again for the video Sue. Debra x

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Love this card, to go on my to Try List! Loved the video, thanks so much. Have a great weekend. Hugs. Jan.x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue and the video excellent as always. thank you.
ValC xx

Happy Nana said...

Another excellent tutorial Sue.
Hope these videos continue for a long time, Beautiful cards with plenty of tips.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love butterflies and this is beautiful

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

sharon said...

Good evening Sue
As usual another brilliant card and another great tutorial - we are certainly being spoilt!
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood x

snowqueen62 said...

Beautiful card who doesn't love a butterfly
Hugs Sue xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Very beautiful card and another wonderful Video. You keep spoiling us with all these very Professional Videos.I was going to have a go at this card but it will have to wait as off tonight with my Telescope to the Astronomy Club
Take care
Hazel G x

Gail said...

Another stunner - just absolutely luv it xx GailT xx

Anonymous said...

Late today, Sue, and only just watched the video. Love the card - with the three different versions of the butterfly it's really special.

'P' in Wales

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous card.I love butterflies especially in these colours.Well done to the winners.
Helen Bx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Ooooh I'm late today. Today's card is beautiful and summery, the colours are fresh and delicate, love the butterflies and bling. Love the wonderful video, full of hints and tips, a real tonic to see you in action. Your hard work is soooo appreciated.
Congratulations to Shazz and Liz, lucky ladies enjoy.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Sandybee said...

Very pretty Sue, love the butterflies

Xx Sandra

Susan White said...

Love the triple butterfly effect - would look lovely on a small square card too! Thanks, Susan

brenda said...

Hi Sue, just watched and enjoyed your video, a gorgeous card, everyone's favourite, butterflies and in such lovely colours x

Sue Dunn said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. Xx

Barb B said...

Sue, I love the aperature part of the card. All your cards are so interchangable. Barb

Barb B said...

Sue, I love the aperature part of the card. All your cards are so interchangable. Barb

mags said...

A beautiful card Sue. Love the butterflies and the colours.
Mags
x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT AN AMAZING CARD, FULL OF TEXTURE AND INTEREST.
I NOTICED YOU FIGHTING WITH THE PEARLS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CARD. I CUT MINE OUT AND PLACE WHERE I WANT THEM. ROLL BACK A CORNER OF THE BACKING AND PRESS PERLS ONTO THE CARD THE ONES WITHOUT BACKING. NOW ROLL THE BACKING AND PRESS PEARLS AND THEY DONT STICK TO EACH OTHER. I RUINED QUITE A FEW BEFORE I FOUND THIS WAY.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

What a lovely card I have just sat and watched the video. The card has the appearance of being a decorated envelope on first sight I think what with the decorative edging at the top it has given me loads of ideas :) Beautiful!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Diane Mortimer said...

I really like this card, a triple technique butterfly! Absolutely love this idea.

Diane from Glasgow xx