Thursday, 26 December 2013

Discover Your Wings

 Happy Boxing Day my crafty friends!  I don't know about you , but I certainly ate way too much yesterday!  It was really nice, though,  to see that so many of you were able to take a few minutes to stop by the blog yesterday, I really appreciated that.  I selected this card today because I was in the Coleman's warehouse in Rushden on Sunday and happened to meet Ann, the lovely lady that won the card on C & C when I demoed it.  She had the card with her, in fact, and was bringing it in to show the staff there.  It really made my day to see that she was so chuffed to have won it!  Thank you Ann for giving it a good home!  It really is a very clean and simple styled card, and flat for easy posting!  I stamped my sentiment on a piece of coconut white card (it is from the Oops A Daisy set by Taylored Expressions) using a black archival ink pad.  Next I stamped the butterfly from the Taylored Expressions set called Discover Your Wings.  I made a mask out of a post-it note, covered the butterfly and then stamped two more, one on each side of the original, slightly overlapping the first one.  I coloured all three of the butterflies with Distress Markers, using a waterbrush to lighten the colours a bit.  I used a fine tipped black felt pen to dot a butterfly trail to the edge of the card.  I covered the card with a piece of sticky self adhesive sheet and trimmed it to the edge of the card.  I peeled the backing paper off and covered the entire card with Diamond Sprinkles for a soft bling to the card.  You can catch a bit of it in some of the close ups below.  I finished the card with a double white mat with a pierced inner layer.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x











140 comments:

Pam said...

Saw yu dem this one too, well done Ann. We are all so chuffed when we win a Sue card and treasure them. You are so special to us all. Tracey happy to hear Dad on the mend.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you this is a very pretty card. A nice thank you card we need a stack of these at this time of year.take care Kitty.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is so pretty, I love how you've used a mask to stamp the butterflies. Anyone would be chuffed to receive a 'Sue' card. Glad to see your Dad is on the mend Tracy.
Hugs x
Heather T

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is so pretty, I love how you've used a mask to stamp the butterflies. Anyone would be chuffed to receive a 'Sue' card. Glad to see your Dad is on the mend Tracy.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
This Card is just Stunning I loved it when you Demoed it on Create and Craft, and those new Stamps from Taylored Expression are a delight I hope we see more of them, I really love The Diamond Sparkle it is so Elegant and using it with a sticky sheet the way you did was wonderful, as I really don't like Glitter Card because it looks cheap, but the way you use Diamond Sparkle looks Fabulous and definitely doesn't look cheap The Diamond Sparkle would wins every time .
Love and hugs from Sam x Have a good relaxing day

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue and Happy Boxing Day!! I really love this butterfly and I think I only saw part of how it was done, but, guessing you masked it!! it makes me feel all light and fluttery. Like you a did eat more than normal but want to lose quite a lot of weight for my son's wedding next May. so only today and New years day to survive and then is back to the 5-2 plan and a dance class HA HA!!
Well hope everyone has a lovely relaxing day, Tracey best wished to you and your dad.
Cameeli xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Happy Boxing Day this card is simple stunning love the diamond sparkle must get some of this next year when I get back crafting thank you for all the well wishes yesterday my dads had a comfortable day thank you Tracy w x

Nicola Belshaw said...

Oh butterflies one of my favourite things! I must get these stamps in the new year so I can recreate.
Nicola Belshaw

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue i love this card as its so clean and fresh looking. Like ann i would be so chuffed to recieve a sues card it would take pride of place in my craft room after showing it to everyone. Right back to todays card the colours are so spring looking. It is so pretty untill i started to follow your blog sue i would never done stamping but i have learnt you much from you i give everything ago now. Thank you for your email yesterday. And like you I had too much to eat but never mind I enjoyed it. Thank you sue for tsking time out to do these posts over christmas. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Pearl said...

Happy Boxing Day Sue. I love the butterflies today, back to non- Christmas cards now - so refreshing after the hectic seasonal card making!

I'll give this one a try and I'm sure it will be a winner, thank you for sharing it with us.

Craftihappiness to all, love from Pearl

Anne Crawford said...

Loved this deceptively simple card when you did the demo, it is so fresh and spring like!

Elaine said...

So very beautiful. Gave a fab boxing day x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Now the hassle and bustle of yesterday is over today is a very very relaxing day and today's gift indicates just that.
Butterflies tell me that warmer weather is on the way and sunshine is just around the corner - something we all look forward to.
So as you can guess I just love today's gift. Gentle colours gentle format and it certainly is going into my box of 'must do' and file of 'less is more'.
Sooooooo relaxing...............
Hope everyone had a good day yesterday.
Janet x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, so different, love the cas style when done well like this beauty

Karen said...

So clean and fresh. Beautiful card
Luv
Karen xx

englishrose897 said...

Very pretty card this morning.

Joan D said...

Super simple and stunning card. Had great day yesterday and have all my family today and next few days too..xxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all Winter Wilsonettes hope you all had a lovely Christmas Day. I see our room of friendship is full of 'piggies' today - *tut tut* Our day was quite different in a few ways - no cooking for me (1st time in 33yrs) as our future son in law cooked a wonderful lunch. Due to their wedding next year they didnt exchange gifts as they are funding the majority of the day. But we spoiled them as much as we could. Our Grand-dog looked very Christmassy with his red velvet ruffle type bandana and jingle bells - although his adopted moggie brother had other ideas and partied in a barn somewhere just so he didn't have to tollerate the same with his version of the collar (he has a reputation to keep I presume with the ladies) !! But by looks of the photo we received at 9pm his reputation was shattered !!! : )
I bet Ann couldn't believe her eyes when Mrs W walked into the warehouse ! And what a delightful card she won. I too watched this demo, it is surely a W.O.W (Wonder of Wilson) card, so delicate and fresh. I must admit, I went sticky adhesive and diamond sprinkles crazy this year ! Typed my sentiment, printed, cut with the middle size ornate (I think) oval die and covered with adhesive sheet and sprinkles for that delicate touch (although I do believe we will be in March before I dont see 'sparkle everywhere) sofa, carpets, loo seat, shower cubical and even inside our car !!
Well, a quiet day for us today, cant get use to there being just us (but you know all about that - right Sue) ? Cant wait to feel upto crafting again, my dear Crohns has decided to rear its sweet little head today - bless, but hopefully I'll kick butt later and not let it get the better of me ! Im really hoping that none of our friends here are struggling with flood waters and no utilities ! My thoughts are with you, any of you that are finding this time of year hard to cope with.
Im SO looking forward to spending 2014 with you Sue and friends, Im hoping to boost my 'stash' with a few more bits I see used here, so Im really excited that my work will go up a few notches now I have the best tutor EVER, and a new group of friends to help : )

Im sending each and every one of you warm hugs this cold and frosty morning, and if all else fails today - CRAFT : )
Love to all.
Lancashire Steph xxxx

Fieldsend said...

Happy Boxing Day Sue, saw this card when you demo it and loved it. The card is clean and crisp and would love it for someone to make one for me. Enjoy the rest of the holiday.

Love June
Xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's a lovely, clean and gentle card - the butterflies are so pretty.
You can bet that your cards will ALWAYS have a good home with anyone lucky enough to win one of them.
Enjoy boxing day - I shall make a card. Guess which one..........
Hugs, Rose

Alice G said...

Beautifully delicate card, I always learn such a lot from your demos. Hope you have a great day. Alice xx

Jan.moogie said...

Simply gorgeous card Sue love it xx

snowqueen62 said...

Happy Boxing Day!
A very pretty card, love the butterflies.
Hugs Sue x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, saw you demo this and thought how a simple technique with masking could make such a sweet card.
A two-fer for Ann then, first the card and then Sue - wowee, bet she floated like a butterfly!!
New cooker developed major fault Christmas Eve, so we had a hob lunch and it was more than okay (but no roast tatties) - thought of all those poor souls with no power and perhaps flooding too. Thought ourselves lucky.

'P' in Wales

Rachel Taylor said...

I really love this card .it looks like it could lay on top of a cake and be beautiful icing .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and love the modern feel to it. xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
A very happy Boxing Day to everyone. Love the simplicity of today's card. Really do like the stamps, they may have to be bought very shortly! Nice that the card is flat, which is something I find really hard to do & end up paying a fortune to post cards that I've made that don't fit through the dreaded slot at the post office!! Glad you had a good day yesterday and yes I ate way too much as well! Glad to hear Tracy's dad is on the mend.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - fresh, clean and simple in style - love it - it's a must try - yes we over indulged a tad yday - and today it's my turn to cook although I dont feel like eating much today - will try and take it easy - if not tomorrow will be a starvation/recovery day me thinks....
Regards to all
Clare W

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I too loved your demo of this one. It is so fresh and bright, simply beautiful, and as Kitty Davies says, it wold make a lovely thank you card which we all need at the momnent : )I'm not surprised Anne had it with her to show to her friends, I would be just the same : ) It's good to hear that you had a good day yesterday Sue, today most of us relax and start on the leftovers! Glad that your Dad had a comfortable day Tracy, may today be even better for him. Take care.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue I love day's card it is so fresh and cheerful. I'm so pleased to hear that Tracy's dad id on the mend. Our Christmas was a bit strange but we were able to see our daughter which was the main thing. I too own a Sue card which I am very proud of. Have a great Boxing Day everyone. Love Jackie

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue I love day's card it is so fresh and cheerful. I'm so pleased to hear that Tracy's dad id on the mend. Our Christmas was a bit strange but we were able to see our daughter which was the main thing. I too own a Sue card which I am very proud of. Have a great Boxing Day everyone. Love Jackie

Jane said...

Simple but elegant and beautiful.

Jane xx

Aspiring crafter said...

A lovely card Sue-thank you !

Have a relaxing day everyone ,

XxxRuth

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Simple but stunning. Beautiful CAS card.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Nanny Jo said...

I love this card, Sue....I bought the stamps as soon as I saw them, such beautifully simple butterflies! Happy Boxing Day... :) Jo xx

Micky French said...

Simple and sweet. A really fresh looking card. Just lovely.
Hugs Michelle xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love this card ..love Butterflies too!
Glad everyone seems okay, and managed one way or another to have a Merry Christmas.
Now I suppose, its Happy New Year to everyone!
Take care
Love Marg

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
THIS IS A NICE BRIGHT CARD IT LOOKS
SO PRETTY.ENJOY THE REST OF THE HOLIDAYS.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love butterflys, this card is beautiful. I would be proud to own it. Got our power back late last night, so Christmas Day was rather cold in our house and lunch was 'different'. Difficult to keep 3 grandchildren amused by candle light when their worlds seem to be run by electronic gadgets. Today we have power but thick fog. Good excuse to hide in my craft room.

Happy Boxing Day

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Happy Boxing Day- lovely clean lines on this card and how nice to meet the lady who won it- hugs
whopperjaw

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is so pretty and can be used on many occasions - just love the butterflies - Lucky Ann -I am still waiting to win one of Sue's cards
Hugs
Carol x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.
Glad to hear your dad is more comfortable, Tracy.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas day.
Love todays clean simple card, so fresh.
Love Val x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous clean and simple card, I saw you demo this one, I love the addition of the diamond sprinkles, it adds a beautiful bling to the card. I have this set of stamps and am so looking forward to 'playing' with them.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lacelady said...

Happy Boxing Day Sue! I have my card I won on C&C framed on my craft room wall!

I love the simplicity of this design, and those butterflies really dance across the card.

Have a good day, I am doing very little, slouching around, recovering from all my efforts yesterday.

gwen70 said...

Really pretty card, watched you demo it. Ann was so lucky to win it

hollyberry said...

Such a pretty card today,probably one of my favourites with it's lovely clean lines.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, I too love the simplicity of this card. It is great inspiration for our thank you cards for our Christmas presents - so thank you!!!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Marion said...

Hi Sue i agree with what's been said the card has lovely clean simple lines .
very frosty here today so i feel it could be a craft day.
Marion H

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue, happy Boxing Day. Didn't have time until today to look at yesterday's lovely selection., brilliant, inventive and totally you. Today's card is my sort of card simple with a twist. Keep at it, I really do use you as inspiration, I often use you blog as mojo lift.
Again thank you for shearing. Zena Mc

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue, happy Boxing Day. Didn't have time until today to look at yesterday's lovely selection., brilliant, inventive and totally you. Today's card is my sort of card simple with a twist. Keep at it, I really do use you as inspiration, I often use you blog as mojo lift.
Again thank you for shearing. Zena Mc

Susan White said...

Lovely card today Sue - really pretty and simple! Thanks Susan

Susan White said...

Lovely card today Sue - really pretty and simple! Thanks Susan

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Simply beautiful card. X

Jean Deane said...

Morning Sue and everyone, happy boxing day hope everyone has a relaxing day today, I been very lucky this year no cooking at all daughters yesterday and sister in laws today .
Sue I love the butterfly card it's so spring like and fresh, love the colours you've used .
Enjoy your boxing day everyone.
Hugs
Jean D

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
HOPE YOU HAD A HAPPY CHRISTMAS. SAW YOU DO THIS CARD AND LIKE HOW FRESH IT LOOKS. LOVE MASKING AND BUILDLING A SCENE. WONDERFUL JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Hope you had a lovely Christmas. I missed the blog yesterday as I overslept and had to dash to get things don. Love all of the cards from Christmas Day. Todays card is a great idea for a card for posting.
Denise Hancock X

Sue from Wiltshire said...

This is a simple design but so effective and could be used for lots of different occasions. Beautiful Sue

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a different but still beautiful card so crisp and clean looking with your own special touch of elegance.
Margaret corgi owner

Victoria said...

No flowers, no dies, no ribbons? What's going on Sue? Only joking of course. I saw you demo this card and thought it was such a simple but effective idea. No wonder Ann was pleased with it.

Hilary said...

Happy Boxing Day to you Sue, and to everyone.
A gorgeous card for us today, with butterflies to remind us that Spring is not too far away. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue X. Happy Crafting ....

Sandybee said...

A beautiful card Sue. I've just caught up on yesterdays selection and every one of them a winner

Xx Sandra

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card today. I saw the bling on this one in the close ups. I used diamond sprinkles on Christmas cards this year instead of Glitter. Glad you dad is on the mend now Tracey. hope you have a lovely boxing day Sue.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, I just love butterflies, so this card ticks all the boxes. So pleased to hear that dad is on the mend Tracy. Sending best wishes to all "Wilsonettes" affected by the floods. May everyone have a relaxing Boxing Day. lol Lynne m & overexcited fur babies (stil!!!!!). x x x x x x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely springlike card today so stunning as they say 'Less is more!' Hope everyone had a good day yesterday, so sorry for the people who had no power, and so glad to hear that Tracy's dad is on the mend. Take care Jess xx

karenlotty said...

I love the simplicity of this card Although simply quiet and tranquil it still packs a punch Much love to all Am rushing around today (on my own hubbie at work) getting clothes ready to pack for a "mad" Salsa weekender Hoping to dance off the Christmas calories!

Gail said...

Happy Boxing Day Sue,
Love the card saw you demo it on C & C. I must get some diamond sprinkles.
Great news about Tracey's dad!
Gail C x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lovely spring colours and I do love the butterflies.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Happy Boxing Day everyone.
My husband has been very generous and given my his cough and cold for Christmas, felt really under the weather yesterday, I did cook lunch but didn't eat much. Never mind so many people are flooded and without power at least we are warm.

Love your card Sue so simple but classy, loving these new stamps will be looking for them after the holiday.
Take care,
Lydia
X

Nanna Tina said...

HI Sue
We too ate too much and will be doing it all again when my daughter Kara comes with her 2 little ones later.
Just love the simplicity of this card it is so pretty, I don't stamp but I could possibly use die cuts will give it ago when I get my crafty stash back out.
So glad Tracy's dad is on the mend.
Happy boxing day everyone
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I just love, love , love this card. So elegant and soft yet with bling. It doesn't appear to complicated to achieve either with the added bonus of being flat to post. Hope everyone has a good day - I'm just getting ready for the hoards to descend again today so will hopefully have a rest tomorrow.
Beverley W

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Todays card is simple, fresh and spring like but oh soooo very beautiful !! I saw you demo this one on c+c and it was fab!! These new stamps are so lovely. I love the colours of the markers you used for the butterflies. I will definately have to try the sticky adhesive sheet with the all over diamond sprinkles. I got several new pots of the polished silk glitter for Christmas so I will be making some very sparkly cards in the new year !! This is such a great card. I will definately have to try making this one with some similar butterfly stamps.
I managed to make a nice successful Christmas roast dinner yesterday for us and my Mum and Dad !! Today I have to make a Gammon dinner for us and my partners parents. ( I wish someone would cook me dinner !!). I don't really mind too much though.
Tracy I am so glad your Dad is getting better. Lots of love to you and your family.
Wishing you a great Boxing Day Sue. I hope you get a well deserved rest.
Wishing everyone a lovely relaxing day today. Lots of love Tres x x x

Beryl Treble said...

Love this card as I love butterflies. Am thinking about getting these as i say "OOps a Daisy" a lot much to my daughter's amusement! Glad to hear about your dad Tracy. My thoughts are with those who got flooded(happened to us in 2007).

Maryann Laursen said...

Happy Boxingday to everyone who´s celebrating that and a very Merry Christmas. Hope you´ve all had a wonderful Christmas sofar and will enjoy the rest of the Holiday too.
Your card today is so gorgeous Sue. I just love butterflies and I love sparkling, and these colors are sooooooooo beautiful too, so this is perfect in my eyes ha ha ha Soo beautiful made as always.

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely crisp, clean, sparkly card for today. Love it. x

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, I really like this card, very effective with the glitter. I haven't done much stamping, so might have to leave this for a while.
Happy Boxing Day
X Ros

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - glad you had too much to eat, same as me!!! This is a lovely refreshing card. Loved it when I saw it and I can understand the joy at winning it! Glad it's better news for Tracey. Have a great Boxing Day, best wishes
YvonneMayxx

nattyboots said...

Happy Boxing day Sue and all

A lovely card again , i just love butterflies

Have a good day Sue and Tracy i am so pleased to hear your Dad is on the mend .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful simple card, love he addition of the diamond sprinkles. Santa was very good and bought me some spellbinders dies so might just have to make a card today
Best wishes, Pat

loftylass said...

Oh I love this card Sue.... it could be the first one I make in the New year.
Hugs
Heather
x

Doreen said...

Great card - so different to the usual type of card.
Doreen x

Janice K said...

A very pretty card in lovely
colours.x

Lindsay Martin said...

Morning Sue, wow a very different card today, its gorgeous, and as has been said before anyone who is lucky enough to receive a Sue card would most definitely treasure it and show it off to everyone, xx

yorkielass said...

Happy Boxing Day Sue and everyone. This card is soo delicate, clean and fresh. I love butterflies and the diamond sparkle is the perfect touch of bling. Can understand why Ann was so chuffed to win it.
Glad Tracy's Dad is on the mend, love and hugs to you.
Like you I over indulged a tad, will need to get some power walking in tomorrow.
Have a relaxing day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Brenda Lello said...
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BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, Merry Christmas (belated) and Happy boxing day. Beautiful simple card, but so effective, really love it. Bx

Brenda Lello said...

Happy Boxing Day Sue and everyone else,
I loved this card when I saw your demo. I love clean fresh lines, it's just beautiful a very beautiful card. And am so pleased to hear Ann is enjoying it.
Tracy hope your dad has another comfortable day, remember each day is a step forward.
Take care love Brenda xxx

nannapat said...

Beautifully simple, a gorgeous design. Good news about your Dad Tracey. Happy Boxing Day to one and all. Pat x

CraftyJo said...

Love this - such a cute butterfly and it looks easy to cut out too.

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Well it was still morning when i started to read todays input,but somehow turned in to afternoon. Sue i hope you have a laugh and giggle at our posts as sometimes i get sore sides with our antics.
I love todays card as butterflies for me symbolise a new beginning, a new life, as if you look at what they start out as you will hopefully know what i mean. I love the clean lines that it has and if you will excuse me, the elegant simplicity of it.
I didn't over endulge, well at least not until i got down to mum's and the "TRIFLE".....ooooh it is nice and i have brought the remainder of the big bowl up the road. Guess what's for breakfast??
Ann, I got one of the Wednesday fronts from Sue a while back and i have put it into a frame, i was walking on air for weeks after. I just need to look at it and it gives me that feeling over again.
Tracey, wonderful news on your dad, tell him to behave himself and he will be out of hospital soon hopefully.
To all our friends that are out of power and no amenities, here's hoping that you are back restored again asap.
Steph, so glad you had a lovely dinner cooked for you for a change as then it feels like Christmas when you get spoilt like that. My hubby has had a personality transplant this year as poor Tia (my daft chocolate Lab)has been subjected to a tinsel necklace everytime he comes home from his work. She just lies there with the "what have you done to me daddy" eyes.
Well what a very quiet day today is with my son on his new tablet, my daughter working in the Acute Assessment Unit. No doubt there will be a few overspill from yesterdays frolics and festivities for her to deal with.
AM i going to the madhouse called Stirling? That'll be a no as i can't be trusted to keep to my feet and not make friends with the ground. I somehow do that on a number of occasions but it seems to upset a few. me i just wait until i can crawl to a side and try to get back to my feet.(NO mean feat i can assure you).
Have a lovely day everyone where ever you are and hopefully see you tomorrow.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Happy Boxing Day, loved this card when i saw it on the t.v. going to give it a go.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

jen@colemans craft warehouse said...

Hi Sue, It was my very great pleasure to have been the staff member that introduced Ann to you. Ann is a lovely lady. And winning your card made her year. Your card is stunning, as always. I will make sure she sees this, she will be even more delighted to see you rememered her. Jen ♡

hotpotato said...

loved this card when you demoed it on C&C.

Brenda Hanlon said...

Such a pretty card. It's nice that we can start dong other cards other than Christmas now.

Gail said...

CAS card and luvin it and like you say perfect for posting xx it is simply elegant xx GailT xx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful simple but very
effective card lucky Ann but I won one of your
Wednesday cards and it still has pride of place
on my mantle and I am waiting on another one coming so lucky me with
two Sue oringinals,
but lucky Ann to have met you in person.
didn't manage to check yesterday as
we had a lot of running around but
checked today and they were all fabulous.
Nancyd xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Such a simple card - really love it. Am going to look on the internet to see where I can buy it from.
So glad Tracey's dad is on the mend. When my hubby had his massive heart attack he was only in hospital for a week!!! That was 16 years ago.
The card that I won is framed and shown to every single person that visits me and I copied it for my Christmas cards this year too. No bigger compliment than that.

Have a restful Boxing Day everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Jill Liddle said...

This is a simply wonderful card. Could be used for many different occasions. It would lighten up anyones day.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - saw you demo this and loved it then ... Thanks for showing again... We'll done Ann on your own Sue Wilson card. Sorry Sue couldn't read yesterday's block as having a big Family party all day, have left a comment though today today.
Val C xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I hope you had a lovely Christmas day with your family. I think your today is so pretty, good finish with the micro beads.

Good news about your dad Tracey, long may the recovery continue.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

lynda said...

Hi Su hope you enjoyed your Christmas Day .i had a lovely day wit my daughter her hubby an Joseph my grandson we have just got back from the park he had new roller skates and wanted to try them.
Sue I love this card watched you demo it on c&c it's so fresh and sleek with lovely colour combo too Well done to Ann on owning a WONDER OF WILSON card.lucky you.
Sue & all you Wilsonettes Have a great Boxing Day ware ever you my be love & hugs Lynda Brock xxxx

Jackie Meechan said...

love this card so pretty, simple but effective.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

bogleha52 said...

Anyone would love to receive this cheery card...

bogleha52 said...

Anyone would love to receive this cheery card...

Marianna Hammer said...

Who wouldn't love to win that card. It's so clean and lovely :)

Sue Crease said...

Sue what a lovely clean spring like card for us to see today.
Loved seeing all the Christmas cards yesterday.

Hope you have a great day.
Sue.C

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue
A lovely simple yet stunning card. Happy Boxing Day. Xx

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

Do hope you had a wonderful day yesterday with family and friends, after all that's what it's all about isn't it. I too ate too much, as per usual, but had a wonderful day with just the OH and myself. I thought the cards you posted yesterday were truly amazing - every one of them - and there is NO WAY that I could ever be persuaded to pick a favourite. Thanks for sharing todays card with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

TDQ Karen said...

Just lovely, the colours are so t
Understated, love everything about it xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card so pretty and clean. I too had too much to eat it was my Birthday and I had two Christmas Dinners I was so full but loved being with the family love Jean Z xx

Barb B said...

I love all your cards but this one has to be one of my all time favourites. It is so clean looking. Hope everyone had a great Christmas and all the best in 2014. Barb B.

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue,
Hope you had a good Christmas,

This is such a pretty card, the butterflies are so beautiful with the diamond sparkles on.
Love the milk card as a background.

All the best for 2014 x

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Chrisspi said...

So different to your usual style but I still love it. So pretty!

magpie said...

Eeeee ecky thump! I haven't caught up with the demo on C&C yet Sue....I'll have to watch it! What a lucky lady Ann in winning this card, as we all are who have been lucky enough to win one! I will treasure mine and, a don't give up to the rest of you who haven't yet! What a wonderful surprise for her seeing you too Sue! Hope everybody has had a lovely time. I've noticed that Heather has said your dad is on the mend Tracy. Wonderful news and hope he takes his time in getting back to scratch. My husbands brother had one about a month ago. He's 45. Cameeli, if its any help, My husband has lost 2 stone and I have lost 2 and a half stone. We reduced the food on our plates to half gradually and cut out bread and potatoes, mashed and roasted. Filled up on fruit to replace a lot of the sugar fix and if we felt peckish had an apple or two Weetabix. It's hard at the start but you start to get used to lesser portions. As I have a lactose/milk intolerance we substituted normal choc and had a small piece of dark chocolate. Slimming World Club is a good one. Anyway! Love the butterflies Sue and how you have masked them plus the colours. What a lovely, cheerful, pick me up card. Gorgeous! I wonder if you have thought of putting those Christmas cards that you posted on Christmas day in a "win one of these" competition? I'm sure that members of our blogging family would love to receive one of them! Just a thought! Thoughts are with those who are less fortunate than ourselves this Christmas time, whatever the circumstances. God bless, take care xx Love Karen xx

carol edwards said...

Simple and pretty card, really lovely Sue. I hope you have had a good and everyone has enjoyed it. . Nice to hear Tracey's dad doing well.x

Myra said...

Hi Sue and everyone!
Just sat down as had very busy day! Thirteen for lunch !
I managed not to burn anything and all went well. Small Grandchildren are lovely but ooh I was glad to wave them off tonight! I do love them all but it is nice and quiet now.

Like today's card very much and also saw it on C&C. How lovely to meet the recipient of the card. Surprises all round. No crafting here today but maybe tomorrow , we'll see.
Love to all, sorry if you have no power or even worse flooding too!
Myra

TOB said...

Happy boxing day everyone. I would like to tell you just how wonderful my husband and daughter are I have been ill for over 12 years and each year they make it extra special for me. They love my crafting and I had lots of goodies for xmas, so to them and all those of you wilsonettes that keep me going each day I say a huge THANK YOU and big hugs. Tracy I hope your dad improves each day. hugs x

Hellma said...

Morning Sue i love this card

Barbara said...

Love this card and so want the stamps and dies but with everything you demo they sell out everywhere!!! This will be an easy card to replicate, clean and simple is one of my favourite styles.

Laura O said...

loved this card when you did it on air ,it's fab .Laura O

Anonymous said...

FAB card Sue. I too ate too much and would need far bigger wings than the flutterbies to take flight...Thanks for all the time you take for us all. Mabex

Helen Barker said...

Really liked this one when you demoed it .Very simple but really delicate and pretty.
Helen Bx

kimberley said...

I remember you demo-ing this one and was very impressed with the simplicity of it.Just a lovely card.Glad you had a good xmas,take care,x.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the elegant simplicity of today's card, great mix of colours too.
Catered for 18 today (dinner and tea) so although I over indulged I feel I should have burned it off too with all the hostessing and cleaning that has been done but as its only once a year I don't mind :-)
Donna Jones

Paper Junkie said...

This would make a lovely thank you card too Sue. Did my overeating today at a lovely friendship lunch. It was within walking distance so had a bit too much wine too but it was really enjoyable. Yesterday didn't eat too much as busy serving lunch for 50 folk in the village hall but had a very large drink when I got home! Been doing this for the last 5 years and now can't imagine being anywhere else on Christmas day - it's hard work but such fun. Fasting day tomorrow!!!! X

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, a really pretty card, love butterflies. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Vie Carter said...

First chance I have had to read the Christmas blog

Loved the card when you dem it on C & C

Happy Holidays Sue

Vie
x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

So pretty.

Sandy H said...

Love this card.

Sue Dunn said...

Wow Sue. How different for you. Very clean and simple. Xx

nuttinanni said...

This is so beautiful. hugs Cheryl xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love it xx hazel

Kate's Cards said...

I love the simplicity of this card!

fame01 said...

HI SUE
I saw you demo this so simple but so elegant love it !!.glad tracey to hear you dads getting batter.hugs sarah xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue two super cars.
Ita

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Such a pretty card, very spring like and so clean and fresh.
I am liking these news stamps - they are a definite need, hope more are in the pipe line.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

This card is just soooo gorgeous! the tip is so helpful! I was wondering where that shimmery effect came from...thanks a ton sweets!

Dawn said...

I love the clean and simple design of this card, definitely my style x

Diane Mortimer said...

This definitely gets into my top 5!

Diane from Glasgow xx