Friday, 28 February 2014

Happy Birthday

 Happy Friday crafters!  I hope this one will put you in the mood for the weekend ahead!  So bright and cheery isn't it!  Plus I think we have had loads of birthdays this week on the blog so it seemed appropriate for today!  Here's that gorgeous Justrite Butterfly once again, I just can't get enough of it!  If you didn't see the demo of this one last week, here is your recap.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and inked it using three Adirondack inks, Citrus, Wild Raspberry and Purple Twilight.  The Adirondack Brights are more vibrant that the distress inks and that is why I decided to use them instead of my usual (and much loved) Distress inks.  I applied them to the card using a piece of cut 'n dry foam and just did dots of colour all over the cardstock.  Once I was happy that I had saturated the card with enough colour, I dried it well with my heat tool.  This is a very important step so do make sure that it is very dry before proceeding.  I even rubbed it with my anti static pad to remove any hint of moisture that may have been left.  Next I inked the butterfly stamp from Justrite stamps using a clear Perfect Medium pad and stamped it three times, taking care not to overlap them.  I embossed them with WHITE powder (this must be the first powder you use).  Next I stamped the butterfly again in the same manner, but aimed for the open areas more.  You can overstamp the white butterflies and this isn't a problem because this time, we are embossing with clear powder.  If you do the clear embossing first, then the white powder will stick to it and ruin your piece.  If the clear sticks on top of the white, you can't tell so it isn't an issue.  You end up with a lovely textural look from the clear embossed butterflies, almost a ghost image.  I decided to stop here as it was just too pretty.  I matted it in thin mats of white and black.  I made a flower using the Classic Rose die from my new die line and "sugared" it with Iced Snow.  I seated it upon some white tulle and a black jute bow. On vellum, I stamped my sentiment from the Justrite Vintage Rose set using a clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed it in white.  I cut it into a strip with a forked end and tucked the other end under my flower.  To complete the card, I made a couple of stick pins using beads from my craft stash and the did some matting with piercing using both black and white cardstock for balance.  I hope I will see that some of you like this one enough to pin it on your Pinterest boards!  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size. This one should get you in a cheerful mood, ready for the weekend ahead
A little reminder too, that Julia Watts has shows today on Create and Craft at 8am and 4pm with brand new (and quite lovely) stamps from Creative Expressions.  Her demos will definitely get you inspired to do some crafting this weekend!  All for now, Sue x


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Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, and all the crafty crew!! This is just so beautiful, thank you I love the butterfly and this technique!!

Hope everyone has a lovely day today and a splendid weekend but wrap up warm!! its going to very very cold!!
Cameeli xx

Pam said...

So bright and beautiful, love the whole card. Love to Tina, Steph Norah and all who are sad or unwell.

Heather Rogers said...

This is truly lovely Sue. The colours are exquisite.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card Sue, just love butterflies and the colouring is superb. xx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I do really like that butterfly stamp. Cool card. Ironically today is my

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,
WOW i love this card, i love the bright colours too! i don't normally like brights but this is lovely. I love doing the resist techniques myself, especially with white EP as it really stands out, hugs and have a great day! Vick xx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, absolutely fabulous card , love the colours. Saw you demo this technique and loved the spin you put on it by using black soot distress ink to create a faux "Jacobs coat" . I really must be brave and have a go myself. Lol lynne m x x x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue .
Thank you such a cheery happy card. Have a good weekend I will be watching Julia.Take care all Kitty

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow what a beautiful bright card today! Just love the colours and love the stamping! Must put those inks on my wish list! Looking forward to seeing Julia later. Love Jean xxx

Viv said...

Happy Birthday Debbie hope your day is as bright as this lovely card! I am waiting for this butterfly stamp to be delivered, guess what card I am going to try making with it first? Gosh I'm so excited. Have a great weekend everyone xx

Eemeli said...

So very bright and cheerful!
Love those butterflies and they get me into spring spirit.
Take care.


tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love the bright and white butterflies the technique looks great must try this one out thank you for sharing your ideas Tracy w x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow !! I'm loving the combination of colours on this background, they 'marry' perfectly together. The butterfly stamped and embossed in this way is stunning, and also loving the Happy Birthday on vellum, and the rose is stunning.
I'm looking forward to Julia's shows today.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love this card, so bright and cheerful. That butterfly stamp is stunning. Like the idea of the sentiment stamped on vellum. I bought some of the plain pins from Julia, so hoping to try make some of my own, hope they look as good as yours. Happy Friday everyone. Bx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful bright and cheerful card. I love the colours and the butterfly is simply gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Take care.

Carole Z said...

Fabulous card Sue and great technique, love it! Happy Friday, Carole Z X

auscrafts said...

So beautiful the colours are gorgeous

Patricia Howarth said...

PS Happy Birthday, Debby, have a good one xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. I loved this card when you demo-ed it on C&C, the colours are just so vibrant and cheerful.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Watched you make this card and thought it beautiful. Love the colours and the butterfly stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue, TGIF!!!!
Lovely bright card for a very dismal day.
I saw you demo this card and think it's brilliant. Will try this technique as soon as my butterfly is delivered.
Looking forward to watching Julia's shows but will have to watch on the video as unfortunately I have to go to work!
Happy Birthday Debby - Welcome to the 60's Club!!
BFN Love Sheila x

nuttinanni said...

so bright and cheerful, just the tonic for a grey Friday morning. Hugs Cheryl xxx

Rachel Taylor said...

I watched you make this card ,its quite lovely ! You are so very talented !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Annie said...

What a lovely bright beautiful card for a dull wet morning. Actually for any time! It's stunning, Sue!
Happy birthday Debby!

Rosie said...

I loved this card when you made it on C & C. It is so cheerful and uplifting.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue and HB Debby - great card - must try this technique - sooo effective.
Clare W

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Absolutely stunning!

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers.

A gorgeous card this morning. Love the butterflies and the background.

Happy 60th Debby, enjoy your day. Sally x

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue so beautiful its bright and sunny it makes you thi k summers on its way. Love it. Xxx

Debs A

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Pretty and bright card. Love the colours and butterfly stamp. X

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
I LOVE this card, the colours are beautiful.
BUT I saw you demoing it on C&C and the one you did there (simply as a last step going all over it with a black inkpad) was MOST IMPRESSIVE, as was the result. Would it be possible to show that as a comparison to the one shown today?
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue I loved this card when I saw you demo and the darker version you did on the show. I must have a go at this design. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue, love the card~ so beautifully vibrant on this dull Friday!
Happy 60th Debby.
Maggie x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, so vibrant n bold n so so cheerie n love it. Great IDE with the velum. Have a great weekend.

Love June

Maggie Phillips said...

Forgot to say 'thank you' for the super video yesterday Sue I really enjoyed watching it
Maggie x

sonja_w said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous. So bright and cheerful, love it.x

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Just what we want on this very rainy Friday. Lovely. X

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
I was looking at this technique last night to see how you did it, now it's on the blog for me to refer to thanks. I love this version but the black ink pad over it also works. You have made some really beautiful pins, I have made some that I'm pleased with but your beads are so pretty and eye catching please can you tell us where you buy them? That butterfly stamp is fabulous but I'll have to make do with the one I've got for the time being. Happy 60th Debbie have a fabulous day.
Hugs x
Heather T

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue this is gorgeous, just so bright and zingy, love it all, and of course butterflies are my favourite thing. Thanks for the recap from your show. Happy Birthday to all celebrating, have a great day and weekend x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, just what we need on this dull wet morning. I loved this card when I saw you demo it. Must admit I held my breath when you got to the black soot bit on the one on the show. Should have known better it was fantastic. Have a great weekend.

LoveRosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Saw you demo this, Sue, simple technique with brilliant result. (Think I could do this?) Also liked the faux Jacob's Coat version.
Perfect card for Debby - 60 years young! Have a great day.

'P' in Wales

TDQ Karen said...

I think this is stunning, loved it when you did the demo last week and also he further black soot version.

foxyg said...

A lovely vibrant card. Butterflies are gorgeous.

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
the colours look fantastic together on this card it was good to watch you do this demo I really enjoyed it not only the finished result but the demo too.
Will be watching Julia later x

snowqueen62 said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A lovely bright and cheerful card for this dull and miserable morning. We're off to Devon shortly not looking forward to the 5 hour drive but worth it when we get there to see my step-daughters and the grandchildren.
Sending big hugs to anyone feeling sad or unwell today.
Hugs Sue x

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Hi Sue. Love the spring colours in this card. It is a real breath of fresh air. Butterflies are my favourite too. Will have to record Julia's shows, unfortunately I have to work. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

A truly bright and beautiful card today loved this technique when I saw you do it on TV gorgeous.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Vee Cassidy said...

Hello, Sue
Perfect timing on your lovely cheerful card as the northern lights were visible over UK overnight. Vee xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a gorgeous gift to receive this morning - and I hope no-one will mind if I take this one just for me as it's my birthday today.Just another couple of years to go and I'll have reached my three score years and ten.
I love love the ghosting effect which made me look very carefully for it as I couldn't see it until I got to the close ups. The colour scheme is so bright and cheerful and we need that on this dull and foggy morning here in Sheffield.
Hoping to get some crafting done today. That's my birthday gift to me. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I saw this on C and C and loved it then. I don't know whether I like it this way or covered with the black better, I think I'm coming round to the bright version. The butterfly is beautiful. Happy birthday to Debby . Hope everyone is feeling better today ( or getting there). Love Alison x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow beautiful, just love this

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Another absolutely gorgeous card and the babkground colours really make the butterflies fly out of the card.

Aspiring crafter said...

Love this beautiful, bright card Sue -on a grey day like today a real joy.
Haven a good weekend Sue -hope you relax,

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Very bright and cheerie card, just what we need for the weekend.
Donna Jones

Susan White said...

I saw you demo this on TV and loved both the bright and black versions! Very cheery card! Thanks for sharing, Susanx

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue
I did see you demo this one and loved the bright cheery colours and this lovely butterfly, another one to add to my ever growing wish list. Happy birthday to everyone who has one this week and have a great weekend.
Love and Hugs
Dawn Searle xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I loved this card when you demoed it. Thank you for the recap.
Veronique L

gwen70 said...

This is quite simply gorgeous

Marion said...

Hi Sue i saw you demo this
and liked until you covered it in black.looking forward to Julia's show's.
Marion H

Sue from Wiltshire said...

So bright and cheerful, could be used for other occasions too. Great card and colours.

Nicola Belshaw said...

Morning everyone. This card is fabulous. The colours remind me nicer weather is coming and butterflies are a favourite of mine too. Love Nicola x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, wow, wow. I just love this card it really sings to me. I loved seeing you demo it so thank you for putting it on the blog. Hopefully recorder set to record Julia during the day. Many thanks
Beverley W

April Bryson said...

Spectacular colours...cheers me up..LOVE this card...

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue. What a fantastic technique. I love butterflies so it´s a definite hit with me.
Love Val in Spain x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Wow this card is beautiful, I watched you doing this card on C & C and love it, it has inspired me to have a go.
Just recording Julia's show
Carol x

Victoria said...

I liked this card the first time I saw it. It's so vibrant and has inspired me to get my alcohol inks out again! The sentiment on vellum is also so lovely. Thank you Sue.

Craftychris said...

Ooh such a beautiful card, the colours are stunning and the technique awesome, will be giving this a go for sure! xx

karenlotty said...

I love the bright colours I will try (again) to "Pin" it but when I've tried before it wouldn't work

Joanne K said...

Good morning, such a pretty and cheerful card. Just what we need to start the weekend early. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue such a terrific technique I saw you demo lets get stamping have a go the results are amazing

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A truly gorgeous card, the colours are so vibrant and love those butterflies, bought the ink and stamps and can't wait for them to arrive. Watching Julia as I type, fab show.
Cameeli your verse was beautiful and a comfort. Love and big hugs to Tina, Steph, Norah, Heather T, Tres and all that are sad or unwell.
Happy 60th Birthday Debby and Happy ~Birthday to Janet,, both of you enjoy your day.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Wow Wee what a stunning card so bright and so very very pretty I love it that stamp is so scrummy I think that's another must have lol..have a great weekend to everyone you to sue hugs sarah xx

Joan D said...

Stunning card Sue, I'll add my hubbies birthday to the list this week,and his sister was born on his 11 th birthday, so what a great birthday present that was. Love this card so much that I've put the stamp and dies on my wish list . Have a great day everyone x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love the colours of this card and it certainly brightens up a miserable wet day. Loved it when I saw you demo it and it has to be one of my firm favourites. Have recorded Julia and will watch her later. Best wishes

Anne Crawford said...

In my book Bright is Beautiful and I loved this card sooo much , although I didn't have the stamp or colours used in the demo I had a go yesterday, I just used a smaller butterfly stamp and Distress inks Raspberry Pink ,Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers and I am really pleased with the result, so thanks again Sue for the great card! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Debbie and Janet ( I often agree with your comments)have a wonderful day! xo

hollyberry said...

This card looked beautiful and bright when you demo'd it last weekend and looks gorgeous on your blog.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Loved this one when you demoed it. Will have to take my courage in both hands to try the black soot one. The butterfly stamp is stunning, I'm short of funds so it will go onto my wish list.
Have a good day.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
I loved this card when I saw the demonstration ! The butterfly fluttered in just before I left but had no time to play as yet! It's a beautiful technique ! Would anyone else have thought of it? Doubtful! Well done Sue!
Happy Birthday Debby and Janet! It's my husbands birthday today also!
Love to all, especially the ones who are unwell or sad!
Myra P

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful and colourful card love it. Love Jean Z xxx

Janice Wallace said...

How wonderful and bright. Loced both versions on c and c, but looks so good close up.
Happy 60th Debbie.
Janice W

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
What a bright happy card on such a wet day!
I will be watching Julia, but Anna Griffin is on QVC today, and as she is only here twice a year she will take preference sorry!
My dilemma is money with both on screen...still !!!!!
Anyway Sue have a lovely day!
Take care
Love Marg

Gail said...

What a fab card and luvin the colours xx just what is needed to brighten up a horrible day here today, after a luvly bright sunny day yesterday xx GailT xxc

Micky French said...

Just lovely Sue. I watched the demo and thought how lovely it was then.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, loving this card so bright and vibrant, thank you for every morning I have to look forward to, love Janet k xx

JESSIE said...


Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Just know that it wouldn't behave like that for me with the alcohol inks. I would end up with a dotty mess, so will enjoy from a safe distance. The eyesight is not that clever to be able to pick up the muted butterflies in the top picture,but seen them on the close ups better and the white ones look lovely.
I can see that April must be a very busy month as we have a lot of lovely girls celebrating this week especially. I know that we have Debby who turns 60, and from the 60 years that i have seen, they look more like in their 40s. Ecco- Janet who is also enjoying her birthday today doing the best birthday thing every - crafting and hopefully getting peace to do so with out someone nagging about when is she going to tidy that rubbish away. If the brain was working right it would be able to remember our other girlfriends names that have all had or will have a lovely day. Enjoy girls, your only this age once.
I see yesterday that we had a couple of new girls enter our World of Wilson Terriavidreader from the USA and Aubluebell, a big welcome to the family of Wilsonettes girls, where we have the best inspirational teacher in the world.
What a beautiful poem that our one only resident poet put up for us yesterday. Cameeli, i don't know how you do it, but you know just the right words every time. It was just such a sad day with the news yesterday that normality just didn't want to come out. I do hope that Tina gets to read your lovely words and all the caring thoughts that we are sending.
Tandy, if your wee grandson looks out at the night sky, he can share the brightest star there with me. That is my brother, my dad, but it helps me to be able to still see them and have them close. It just might help your grandchildren come to terms with there loss as well. They can talk to it and no one will think anything of it, other than them getting some comfort that their beloved mummy can still see them.
Going to try (and that is the operative word here) to get some house work done so that i can craft later on. Hope everyone has a great day even though it is baltic out there and see you tomorrow hopefully.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely LURVE this card. I must get the rose die. Thanks Sue.Mabex

Alison Couchman said...

l loved this one when you demoed it on Sunday. I don't have the right materials but will give it a try with distress inks and a completely different stamp - not sure how it will look but am definitely going to try.

nzillingworth said...


nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful bright and
cheery card saw you demo this on C&C
it was great watching you, you make it look so easy.
Happy Birthday Debbie and Janet.
Nancyd xx

Maryann Laursen said...

WOUW this is sooo gorgeous Sue.The butterflies are awesome but that rose, you´ve maddee and added to it is absolutely stunning. I just have to try and get some of this icing glitter and make some of those. I love this one.
Have a wonderful week-end now everyone.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, a card full of sunshine today, I love the butterfly stamp, will have to wait a while to buy it as the bank balance is a bit low just now. Take care, Jess xx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue saw this on C and C - thank you for the recap.
Denise X

Debbie Tinks said...

Love ly card Sue ..its bright and cheerful...
have a nice weekend x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card. Thank you. Its our 47th wedding anniversary today so would make a stunning anniversary card too.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Sonia Jones said...

Very pretty card today hugs Sonia x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Todays masterpiece is bright and beautiful I love butterflies and for once your card matches the day up here in the Lake District
bright and beautiful the sun is out although very frosty!
Wishing Debby and Janet a bright and happy day on your birthday.
Do hope the brightness will shine through in the homes of those who are struggling especially Norah, Steph, Heather T and Tina.
Have a lovely peaceful weekend everyone.
Margaret corgi owner

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

P.S. Happy birthday to Debby and Janet and all that have birthdays today.

Have a lovely, fun weekend.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh what a wonderful card to stat the day cheery and bright and I love the butterfly stamp. It truly put amile on my face after having some sad news from a relative in Oz last night.

Love Sheila xx

Maid of Kent said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes. I wish that Birthday girls have a wonderful day. Such a lovely bright and sunny card. But think l would make a terrible mess with the colour dots. Might be brave and have a go. Crafty hugs Ann x

ang said...

Stunning card,booked a couple of days off work going to make sure I have a play with some of your wonderful ideas angxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful, bright card to go with our beautiful bright and crispy morning here in Cumbria. I fell in love with this when when you demo'd. Thanks for written recipe!
ValC xx

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
I did watch you demo this card and loved it then, I'm sure it could be used for many occasions.
Gail C x

TOB said...

Just gorgeous. Theresa.

June Horrocks said...

I loved this when I saw you demo it's beautiful sue have a lovely day love always xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue stunning background just what we need to remind us spring is just round the corner xx hazel

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
LOVE this card it's so bright and cheerful and gives out a really happy message - I also loved it when you covered it in black on Toolshead the effect of that was stunning. Forgive me for repeating myself but you are so inspirational Sue, THANK YOU

Happy 60th birthday Debby, happy birthday Janet also Myra's husband and anyone else out there if it's your birthday or you're celebrating something today I hope all of you have a wonderful day.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Beautiful card Sue, cheery colours and butterflies, no more needed!! love from Jackie D

Pamela said...

Wow Wee Sue what a great explosion of colour absolutely fab

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and gang. I watched u demo this one and though OMG these colours are screaming BRIGHT goodness she's brave using them but the way it turned out seems to work amazingly well and turns out perfect! Love the big butterfly x
Happy big birthday to debby and Janet hope u have a smashing day!!
Love Tracy from killie xz

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Loved this card when i saw it on C&C, a must try.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

rachel said...

Oh Sue - this is so me - I love it to bits - beautiful xx

Lacelady said...

Wow, the butterfly pops with that gorgeous background. My Candy parcel arrived and I'd like to thank you publicly, you are soooo generous, I felt as if I'd had three birthdays all at once.

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card, love the bright colours and th Butterfly is gorgeous.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Sue I absolutely love this card. Such lovely zingy alive colours and the butterflies are magnificent. xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card to brighten anyone's day. Lovely spring/summer colours and a beautiful stamped butterfly.

sued99 said...

Saw the demo of this one. It's such a vibrant card. I love it.

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
A beautiful, bright card for us today. Gorgeous butterflies, and the Rose is stunning too.
Enjoy your day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Well what can I say other than This Card is a True Piece Of Art, I Love The Vibrant Colour's they are exciting and so Fresh, I Really Love this Awesome Butterfly from JustRite it's so Large and your wonderful Demo's and tips and techniques have given me so many fantastic ideas, I can't tell you how much I Love This Awesome, Opulent, Beautiful, Rich Card and so much more.
I really Love how you've heat embossed Happy Birthday onto the Vellum it Looks Stunning. I also really Loved the other Demo you did on Create and Craft doing the same Card then going over with Sir Tim's Black Distress Ink I must say I held my breath but it as always turned out Beautiful and like you mentioned if it was matted onto a white background it would be different again, I wish I'd seen that as you know I share your love for a touch of Black on Cards!
Thank You for sharing you're such a inspiration.
Take Care Love and Hugs from Sam x
To All the wonderful Wilsonettes I do really hope you're feeling well, and if it's you're Birthday have a truly great day. Take Care to you All. Hugs from Sam x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

I really love this card - the butterfly is beautiful. I love the bright colours as well. I saw you make this on your show last week so was delighted to see it here again today.
By for now.
SandraP xxx

Butterfly-Crafts: Handmade Cards & Gifts said...

What a beautiful card, certainly the colours of Spring

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
I saw you do this on the show, loved how you did it.
I love the bright colours, stunning butterfly, and of course the brilliant flower.
Have a great day and fantastic weekend.

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Love this one Sue especially as I am a bit of a butterfly freak! Enjoyed your demo of this last week as well. Ann (France)

Sioux P said...

Did see you demo this but lovely to see the close up photos. Lovely background and really like the flower and the iced snow gorgeous Definitely got to get the flower die and the iced snow.
Thanks as always Sue

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful bright and cheerful card and the butterfly stamp is gorgeous too
Happy birthday to Debby's and Janet
Best wishes, Pat

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card today, very vibrant and really cheery.
Love the butterflies and this technique is a definite must do.
Amanda x

Suebak said...

One of my favourite techniques. I have always loved it as it is so effective and can be quick.
Susan x

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a beautiful and colourful card. I love the butterfly and the technique that you used. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I absolutely love this so very cheery card. I would never have guessed how you managed the "how did that come about" Have a great weekend everyone.
X Ros

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, I absolutely love this so very cheery card. I would never have guessed how you managed the "how did that come about" Have a great weekend everyone.
X Ros

terrie said...

I just wished it was my birthday..
This card is so lovely...I like how you made your background and the white butterflies both your main focus.
Well done Sue

Laura O said...

a great card ,so lovely and bright .I saw when you covered this in black after and it too was so pretty,{my daughter nearly cried though she thought you ruined it}.Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I really love this bright and cheerful card. I watched your demo and now have written instructions on how to achieve such a lovely card. I can't wait to have a play.
I also love the message on the vellum, it just finishes the card so well.
Best Wishes
Lesley S
West Sussex

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
This beautiful card sings spring to me its gorgeous!!!!
Carol xx

CraftyJo said...

How lovely, so bright and cheerful :)

samantha wade said...

Thanks for such a cheery card as we all seam to be struggling at the moment, I did enjoy this technique on your show, thanks, xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue!

I just love that butterfly and it's definitely one on my need, want and must have list.

Happy crafting!!! :) X X

Erica said...

Hi Sue,

A lovely vibrant card to cheer a dull, cold day here in the Midlands.
Saw this on C&C at the weekend. Looks even nicer on your blog.

Erica x

Lindsay Martin said...

I saw you demo this on Sunday, looks so much nicer here on your blog, the clear butterflies really show up well on it. So chilly here today , finally stopped raining though, and I have just done all my paperwork for a riding school licence arghhh will be glad when all is sorted and I can get on with the horses and my crafting xxx

kathy mcmaster said...

Hello Sue

I loved watching this demo on Sunday, a really beautiful card.

Take care
kathy mcmaster

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. As you can tell from all the lovely comments above, this is one very popular card. We need these bright colours in our lives to cheer us up when we're down and to give courage to those who need it. Thanks for such a clear demo on Sunday - I really will be giving this one a go. My filigree bows arrived today and I love them but not all the time! xx Maggie (better without a floppy bow)

Carol S. said...

Really pretty card today Sue. Love the butterfly stamp. Have a good weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol S. said...

Really pretty card today Sue. Love the butterfly stamp. Have a good weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A lovely bight card for a sunny day, I saw this as a demo.
Happy birthday to the birthday girls, have a lovely day.
Hugs sent to all who need one.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Disco Queen said...

Fabulous card Sue! I love the bright colours & how they contrast with the white embossing. I will be printing a copy out for my wall of inspiration. Theresa x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
What an Absolutely Stunning card it really has the WOW factor to it.Beautiful bright colours perfect for this time of year with all the different colours in the tulips.
I have many of your Crads Pinned on Pinterest and have noticed that they are being pinned all over the world.
Take care Sue and have a lovely weekend
Hazel G x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hello Sue and all the lovely Wilsonettes.

As a family we have been overwhelmed by all of your beautiful heartfelt thoughts, prayers, love and much needed hugs. I personally have been moved by all the people that have left me messages on my email, and for Steph and Margaret for trusting me enough to give me their phone numbers and let me cry with them when my Berkeley dog went to sleep. It's so unreal to be talking about Berkeley like this and I thank you both so very much. Cameeli, I read your poem through tears and had to come back to finish reading it several times. It was so beautiful and it has given me more lovely ways to remember my much loved and devoted Berkeley. Thank you.

Berkeley has now been laid to rest in our garden, along with our other dog and 7 cats. We miss her so much. We can't quite bring ourselves to turn the light off outside at night, it's just too final.

I have to say a really Sincere Thank You to you Sue, for your email and for just finding the time in your busy life to send me such lovely thoughts and for allowing me to find such comfort on you blog, and also to find such special people there.

Love to all Tina XX

Hellma said...

What a stunning card love the bright and white butterflies.

jane stillman said...

A fabulous colourful card, and just love the butterfly. Thanks for the tip about the perfect medium and embossing x

Pam said...

Hello Tina, it was so lovely for you to think of us at this time just as we are all thinking of you and your family. I hope that your great love for Berkeley will in time bring you some measure of comfort. Always in my thoughts.

Happy birthday to all who are celebrating today.

Pam B said...

Dear Sue

I just love the colours and techniques on this card, you really are an inspiration, maybe more than you will ever know.

Have a lovely weekend everyone
Pam B

Cameeli of Richmond said...

You are most welcome!! I hope that you will soon be able to smile again, but know that we are all with you and hold you dear. It is at times like these when we all need to support each other in any small way we can. we don't have to know you personally to undertand your pain.
A big hug to you and anyone else on the blog that needs comfort.
Enjoy the afternoon its looking quite sunny.
Cameeli xx

redfox said...

I LOVE this card and the technique you used. I saw you demo this and the extra technique of adding black over the top. I'm going to certainly give this one a go. I do so love looking at your blog every day. I'm disabled so it's lovely to feel like i'm a part of the world by being able to visit blogs! Love Sarah

nannapat said...

I saw this on C&C and knew then it is something really special. The background is so pretty but the way the butterflies pop is truly sensational. thank you for the step by step Sue - I will definitely be giving this a go. Pat x

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Just received my butterfly stamp this morning after seeing you demo today's card on C&C so can't wait to have a go at making a card. How brave, covering your beautiful background with black ink. Fingers crossed that mine will turn out fine but knowing me I'll have to pretend that it's a night time background so you can't see the actual butterflies. That will be my excuse anyway. Enjoy your weekend everyone. Crafty Hugs Pauline A x

MRS DUCK said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone.
I fell in love with this as soon as I saw this in your show. I adore bright colours, as my blogging chums know, and this is one of my favourites you have ever done.
Have a super weekend.
Ang x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Lesley Griffiths said...

A really bright and cheerful card and much appreciated as it was may birthday this week.

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful vibrant colored card! Did get to watch you on C&C demoing this card. This is a great refresher! Hugs, Karen

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is truly fantastic...I just love what you have done with it here. You are right, it's such a cheerful card!! Love Sam xxx

Brenda Lello said...

So pleased you have found strength to block, we have all felt for you over these last weeks. Our pets are part of our family, loved and cherished and I'm sure that's how it has been with your Berkeley, she is out of pain now and at peace ....... You will miss her lots, but think of the happy times you have had with her. Love and crafty hugs Brenda

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Watched you do this technique and thought it was wonderful and brave(black ink pad) going to give it a try hopefully it will resemble yours in some way. Love the butterfly have just ordered it and the coffee cup stamp , and love the sentiment on the vellum , love the whole card!!!!!
Thanks Sue,
Jean D

Happy birthday Debbie and Janet .
Nice to see Tina here again xx

Emily said...

Love the colors! Great job!

Helen Barker said...

Love the vibrancy of this card.Stunning.
Helen Bx

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
I liked this card when I saw it on C&C and I appreciate seeing it up close in more detail, thank you. Its so vibrant and fresh, I love the mix of colours you chose.
Trish x. (Hillside)

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the background and the butterflies. Happy Birthday to Debbie and Janet.Congratulations to Shirley T and her husband on their 47th wedding anniversary. xx

Anonymous said...

I love this card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, love the butterflies.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Alice G said...

Another inspiring card. I have recorded you making this one on your last c&c show. Currently watching Julia showing your gorgeous stamps! Beautiful.

Alice xx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. The colours on this card are beautiful very summery. The butterflies are stunning another one to add to my wish list along with the coffee cup. Your new stamps and embossing powders on c&c are lovely. You are a very talanted lady.
Best Wishes
Denise x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all lovely Wilsonettes. Happy Birthday to Janet and Debby. A warm welcome to our new Wilsonettes. And if Ive forgotten anyone's celebration today, Im so sorry. It was lovely to see you Tina. Take your time, cry when you need, I do, a year today, and it's just as hard as this time last year. Cameeli, I will read your poem in full, when I can. Do you ladies know HOW SPECIAL you all are ??
And its already been said but does it matter we dont 'know' each other, we all give care and support when needed, which is what helps make Sue's blog extra special in my mind.
I watched you demo this last week, and it's absolutly exquiset, bright and spring like.

Hope all you lovely ladies have a good day, and if your not so good today, my thoughts are with you, hoping tomorrow is a little better for you.
Hugs all round.
Lancashire Steph xx

greendragon said...

Saw you do this on the telly Sue. Great effect and very vibrant. Lovely card.

Anonymous said...

This lovely bright card just makes you smile, I thought it was beautiful when you demo'd it. will certainly give this one a try. Many thanks Sue, Edwina

Barbara said...

Beautiful, gorgeous what else can I say! Love the bright colours and the butterfly stamp will now be impossible to find thanks to Sue Wilson. They will be selling it on ebay for silly money!!!!!
So glad to see Tina back on the blog, hope you are bearing up and getting some comfort from all the support on here.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely bright and sunny card. Im hoping it makes it warmer instead of the cold snap we are having.
Alison B. x

Brenda Hanlon said...

Such a pretty and colourful card, loved this when you did it last week on the show.

Brenda Hanlon said...

Such a pretty and colourful card, loved this when you did it last week on the show.

Marianna Hammer said...

How lovely and cheerful this card is. I love it :)

lynda said...

Hi Sue & all Wilsonettes Sue I just love this card it's so bright & cheerful & stunning the butterfly stamp is just gorgeous I adore butterfly's I did see you demo this card on C&C & loved it then thanks for all the tips & techniques.
Tina glad you found the strength to blog today I know your pain I have been there so many times 6 in fact and still miss every one & never forget them ,so you cry whenever you need to sending you loads of love & hugs xx Camille your poem was beautiful xx
Steph I hope baby Cassie has settled into her new loving home now xx
Happy 60th birthday Debby & happy birthday Janet hope you both had a great day
Sending love & hugs to Sue & all Wilsonettes.
Lynda Brock xx

Hazel said...

Sue, I loved this one when I watched your show, it's stunning. Have a good weekend. Hazel x

sylwia chamera said...

Soooo amazing and beautiful!!!

Janice K said...

WOW! This is stunning and so very bright and cheerful. I'll definitely be having a go at this design. The butterfly stamp is on my wish list! x

Jane said...

Beautiful Love butterflies.

Jane xx

Karen Drew said...

A really bright and cheery card today Sue.
Karen xx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the wonderful Wilsonettes! "Thank you" soooo much Sue for the instructions to do this beautiful card. I just loved how bright and cheerful it was.I did see you do it on C&C but it didn't quite go in the brain....It's an added sunshine on a rainy day though....Even though I haven't got a big butterfly stamp I will give it a go with a smaller one. I love the embossing on velum. It's so effective. I have done a few bookmarks this way which I hope to give to a church for funds. Some have a cross and some have the dove of peace and they look lovely. Just to say hope you have had a great birthday Debbie and Janet and happy anniversary to Shirley T! Sending heartfelt wishes to you Tina, Norah, Steph, Heather T and Sheila (Ginger). Cameeli, a beautiful poem and I know that words like those come from the heart....... Take care Sue and everybody, xx Love Karen xx

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the wonderful Wilsonettes! "Thank you" soooo much Sue for the instructions to do this beautiful card. I just loved how bright and cheerful it was.I did see you do it on C&C but it didn't quite go in the brain....It's an added sunshine on a rainy day though....Even though I haven't got a big butterfly stamp I will give it a go with a smaller one. I love the embossing on velum. It's so effective. I have done a few bookmarks this way which I hope to give to a church for funds. Some have a cross and some have the dove of peace and they look lovely. Just to say hope you have had a great birthday Debbie and Janet and happy anniversary to Shirley T! Sending heartfelt wishes to you Tina, Norah, Steph, Heather T and Sheila (Ginger). Cameeli, a beautiful poem and I know that words like those come from the heart....... Take care Sue and everybody, xx Love Karen xx

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
This is a really beautiful card I love butterflies I am going to try this one when I am able to craft again. Norah thank you for your kind words. I have never made a scrap book but as soon as I can craft again I am going to make two for my grandchildren to help them remember their wonderful mummy as they are only 4 and 2 and if Cameeli doesn't mind I would like to put the poem in. Tina so glad you felt able to blog today love and hugs to you and your family

Theresa Pace said...

enjoyed watching you do this on telly and i thought when you went over it with black soot it looked quite dramatic! lovely cheery card xx

christine c said...

hello sue and everyone.
a beautiful and bright card
today sue. i.m glad I watched
this on c & c last week,
must give it a try.
from Christine c and ella

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue what a great card. I tried it out and although it was not as bright and pretty as yours I was pleased with it. I sent in a picture of it with an email when you were on on sunday. Hope you got it, as it was not shown.

Happy Birthday to all Wilsonettes whose Birthday it is. I might be being thick but how do you all know when it is someones Birthday?

Tina I know exactly how you feel, when our Sabre died I felt that I had to try and pretend to be OK because that is what is expected, when inside I was breaking up. I received a wonderful poem from a friend that held. If you would like a copy let me know and we can arrange how to get it to you. Just remember the two way love you shared.

Sue thank you for allowing people to communicate with each other and comment on other issues. You are an amazing loving person, not only in crafting.

Lorraine - Scotland

Just thought this post may be too late for most people to see. May copy message to Tina and repost tomorrow if that is OK with you Sue.

Jan Sharp said...

A lovely bright and cheerful card. I haven't had chance to try this since your demo, but it's on my 'to do' list.
Thank you. Have a good weekend. Jan

heather harrison said...

Hi sue. Watched you on c&c showing how to make this card. Love the colours another stunning card. X

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
I loved this when you demonstrated it on your show
And I love it more now I do love autum colours but this card screens summer to me it is bright and vibrant and absolutely beautiful Sue
You Take Care
Theresa x

Alison Hayman said...

These colours are amazing Sue, very vibrant. xx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous bright card, love the colours and design x

Oksana said...

Thus is gorgeous Sue. Must try this technique!xx

Sandy H said...

Beautiful bright cheerful card with your gorgeous stick pins again and such a lovely rose.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Sue. Very uplifting. Love the vellum tag. Thank you.

Desiree P said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the colours, love the stamping and love your rose but it's sold out everywhere! :(

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Love this card beautiful colours and stamp is lush my craft stash has arrived yippee xx
crafty hugs Helen Terry xx

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