Monday, 10 March 2014


 Good morning friends!  I couldn't resist making one of those long skinny style cards I like.  I thought this big butterfly stamp from Justrite would look perfect that way.  Notice, not a single die cut either!  This truly is a quick card to make even with the little bit of fussy cutting!  I started with a piece of decorative kraft card from Canvas Corp.  It already has the pretty white pattern on it so the background was sorted.  I matted it on black card to give it a bit of a frame.  Next,  I stamped the butterfly from Justrite three times vertically in a row using a black Archival ink pad.  I went around the outside of each of the images with a soft blue pencil for a shadow.  I used Distress markers to colour each one (Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves)and softened the colour a bit with a wet paintbrush.  I then stamped the butterflies again on white card with the black archival and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I coloured each one again with the same colours and cut them out by hand.  I did not cut around the antennae, but rather just let the ones from the background show against these butterflies that were going to be  mounted above them.  I attached each of the butterflies using Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the body only, leaving the wings to be shaped and lifted.  I used a bit of white pencil as highlights around the body and on parts of the wings.  Finally I finished with a double white mat and I used Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dots all the way around the edge to frame and finish my card.  Finished dimensions are 5 3/4" x 10 3/4" in size.

Some of you might already know this, but Phill Martin has joined the Creative Expressions team and he will be doing his first C & C shows for us today at 9am and 4pm.  He will also be premiering his new line of stamps called "Sentimentally Yours," which Creative Expressions will be distributing for to our stockists.  Phill is a very talented crafter and a really great guy so it is lovely to have him on board.  I hope you can tune in today to see his first shows for us!    All for now, Sue x

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Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue and all the Crafty Crew!!
I really love this card and thank you for sharing. The butterflies are so pretty.

Dearest Dearest Pam, I am deeply sorry to hear about Tim. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult and sad time. I am sending you a Hug and know that we are all with you!!.
Cameeli xx

Crisco said...

I love butterflies - such a pretty card.

Eemeli said...

Awesome! Fabulous a bit rustic color scheme and I love the 3d-effect with
double-stamping and lifted butterflies. Beautiful overall.


kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this is such a lovely card, a very good way to use the strip of paper, I shall tune in today I wondered if it was the same Phill Martin, take care Kitty

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Sue,
I love that butterfly, such a pretty card!
My thoughts are with you, Pam.
Stay strong. It will get better. I know, for all it is worth just now.
Lis xx

Clair Hughes said...

Beautiful card Sue. The butterflies look ready to take off!! It'll be good to see Phill armed with creative expressions stamps , inking the edges, of course!!! Will be tuning in. Hugs xxxx

Rosie said...

Such a different card, but equally fab!

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a great card love the butterflies good luck Phil and sorry to hear Pam as lost someone my wishes are going out to you thanks Tracy w x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Now I really like this card, and there are times when we need a quick card in our catalogue.
Gail Cx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, love the background, really makes the butterflies stand out. Do you and Julia plan this :-) She also has a butterfly today, but I love them, so it was great to have 2 different takes. Great to Hear about Phill, will hopefully catch the shows. Bx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card. Glad to hear Phil is on board. Love watching him demo. Don't forget those edges Phil! Thanks for sharing Sue.

Pam said...

Hello Sue and all of the Wilsonettes. I just wanted to say thank you to Sue for her emails and also the wonderful comments left for me. Losing Tim has been so hard but I have been checking back in as it seems to give me some comfort, he always used to ask who was saying what today on the blog. You really are a very special group of people and I consider myself lucky to be one of you. My best wishes to you all. Pam xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. You've inspired me to have a look through some decorative papers to use. I love the "double" butterflies on this card. Sky box set for Phill's shows, he'll be a great addition to the Creative Expressions team, I've enjoyed the few sneaky peeks on Twitter. My thoughts are with you Pam. xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another lovely card, the butterflies are gorgeous and coloured beautifully.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Dear Pam, We are all 'rooting' for you, it was lovely to see your comment this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family, and you have our very deepest sympathy.
Take care, it will get easier to cope, and if we can ever do anything to help you, please let us know !!
Lots of love and huge hugs from Patricia xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning Sue what beautiful card and the butterflies are amazing. I think I will have to get these stamps. I will be watching phil. Take care xxx

Debs A

Anonymous said...

Dear Pam
Please keep checking in as we are here for you - it's just words which is all we can do, but the deep feeling is there and we are sending loving thoughts constantly - so pleased you get some comfort from Sue's big blog family.

'P' in Wales

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
Love these big butterflies.
Good news to hear Phill Martin has joined you - love watching his demos and he has such an infectious laugh. Will watch him on catch up later today.
Love Sheila x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all
I love the colours you've used to colour the butterflies, I have the ink pads but not the pens. This is such a fabulous card and one to do when you need a quick one. I have set the box for Phil's shows because I won't be here. Pam my thoughts are with you in this very sad time and I am sending you a hug.
Hugs x
Heather T

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card today, you and Julia
must be in synch as you both have butterflies.
Love the simplicity of this card.
Welcome to Phill will be watching later.
Amanda x

Rachel Taylor said...

Glorious butterflies Sue ! Just lovely ! Good luck to Phil ,i shall be watching .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. The butterflies are gorgeous, love this stamp. Welcome and good luck to Phil. Take care.
Pam, I am so glad that you can take a little comfort from Sues blog at this terrible time. Our thoughts are with you. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Sue, what a pretty card today - easy to manage and who doesn't love butterflies?
Phil is such fun and a talented guy so hope for lots of inspiration from him too - as Clair said, inking his edges!! I'm with him on that. Not very often that I watch C&C nowadays (only you and Julia) but will try to catch his shows.

'P' in Wales

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all followers, love the butterfly card.
Dear Pam, so glad you can find comfort in this blog. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Take care Sally x

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, another winner when the butterflies are used, Mabex

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card - love what you have done with those butterflies - must try this. Pam - glad your back on the blog - you need folks now more than ever - Wilsonettes seem to be a truly wonderful species.
Clare W

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card Sue, butterflies always seem uplifting (except the white cabbage ones! )happy to hear Phil is now on the CE team he is a wonderful demonstrator. Pam I'm so pleased to see your comment this morning and glad our love and thoughts help a little at this sad time, sending you more love and strength to help you through, hugs xo.

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue love butterflies as you know, these look beautiful and the card simple and pretty. Welcome to Phil and look forward to show.
Pam you are in my thoughts and prayers . Take care everyone x

Debra Denman said...

Good morning Sue and fellow crafters. Lovely card I do love butterflies. I've seen a few this wknd. Looking firwRd to Phil's show such a great guy.
Debra x

fame01 said...

Morning Sue
1st may I say sorry to hear of Pam's loss my thoughts are with you,i have been up myself all night my mum as been in a op for over 5 hours after been knocked over thankfully she is doing well this morning. Well back to the card I adore these butterfly's I must get these and the card is shamazing . I will be tuning in to watch Phil good luck with your new adventure phill .. hugs sarah xx

floss said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card today, I must have a look at my huge stash of 12 x 12 papers, Just lately I seem to have been making cards without using them. Take care Pam. X

floss said...

Hi again Sue,
Forgot to say welcome to Phil. X

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card Sue, got to love a beautiful butterfly xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
This is a beautiful card yet again. I don't have the JR butterflies but plenty of others (stamps and dies), so shall definitely do something like this.
It really works with not bothering to cut out the antennae, I have tried in the past and it just looks a mess.
Thank you for sharing.
And a very warm greeting to Pam, so good to see you back. You are going through a very bleak phase in your life, but I truly think that sharing Sue's wonderful blog with us will give you some measure of comfort.
And Sue, I shall certainly be tuning in to C&C to see what Phil's coming up with.
Hugs, Rose
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous those butterflies are devine. It is very unusual for there to be no die cutting. Great news about Phil. I won't be around for a few days I am on a school residential trip and I don't think they have WiFi. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Sue, great card again ~ the butterflies are stunning! Hugs,
Maggie x

Nanny Jo said...

What a lovely way to start the week! My butterfly stamp arrived a few days ago, and I know how I shall be using it later today! Thank you Sue. I look forward to seeing Phil on C&C later today... Jo xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
So pleased I brought this butterfly stamp ! Today's card is so simple and so beautiful will definately be replicating .

Pam so pleased that your finding comfort from your blog family we are all feeling for you and sending you hugs at this sad and difficult time .

Hugs to all
Jean D xx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, just love these butterflies, a great quick card.Another stamp to add to my - I need this - list.
Pam, so pleased that our comments have helped you in a small way. We "Wilsonettes" will be here for as long as you need us never fear. My very best wishes to you lovely lady. Lol lynne m

Aspiring crafter said...

Morning Sue,
Well this is a stunning card-different -but I guess whatever you turn your hand to it will be lovely!
The stamp is a real beauty and I think must go on the wish list -o dear!
Will be watching Phil .
So far you have given us a very interesting crafty year Sue-whatever next!!!
Pam -so glad you have checked in and pray that each day you find new strength and comfort.
Sarah-hope your mum is ok

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card today and so simple to make. Pam thinking of you at this time. Hugs Sonia x

Victoria said...

What a great card and great tips too. Saves a lot of trouble cutting the antennae. I like the double stamping idea. Good news about Phil. Looking forward to his shows too.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Butterflies, flutteries - as my two daughters used to call them - always a good sign of beautiful warm days and as we have some sunshine here at the moment perhaps warmer times are on their way.
A beautiful gift of butterflies - always makes me smile and I don't think there is anything better than a smile.
Yeh a crafting day for me today.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love this butterfly card and the colours you have used. Great that Phil has joined your team - he is a lovely person and I shall enjoy watching his shows. So pleased Pam has got so much comfort from all the bloggers - what a great bunch of followers you have Sue. Best wishes

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very pretty butterfly card, thank you for the blue pencil tip. Good luck to Phil and welcome to the Creative Expressions team. My thoughts are with you Pam.

Love Rosemarie xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful butterfys card.
Gr Elly

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the simplicity of this card, I will give it ago with a die cut as cutting out is tricky with my bad hands.
Sending hugs to Pam and the family.
Sarah sending your Mum hugs for a speedy recovery.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
So sad to hear about Pam's loss, sending hugs to her and everyone today.
I love this butterfly as it is very true to life. Looking forward to seeing the lovely Phill on Creative Expressions today, he is such a nice guy and I love Rufus too. Am out to lunch with my sister and niece today, so will catch up later.
Have a good day
Love and Hugs
Dawn Searle xxx

Carole Z said...

Love this card Sue, simple and elegant, hugs, Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. What gorgeous card today. The butterflies are beautiful and such a quick card to make which you need sometimes. Great to hear phil is joining the team and will be on c&c today.
Best Wishes
Denise x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, you never cease to amaze us, so stunning. Will do my best to watch Phil or if not record it. Sorry to her about Pam's loss n big hugs to her. Have a great day. No sunshine yet today.

Love June

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue Beautiful butterflies
Denise X

Gail said...

Stunning card and so different xx GailT xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
What a great card, love the 3D butterflies, another stamp I need.
Pleased to see that Phil is joining the team I love his demonstrations.
Pam my thoughts are with you.

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue happy crafting ....x

Janette MacArthur said...

Butterfly stamp is on my wish list - love it! Have set the record button for Both of Phil's shows
Janette x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Really pretty card and yet so simple.
Pam - you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Looking forward to Phil's shows, a great addition to the CE team.
Love Jan x x

Annie said...

Gorgeous card, Sue. Will be watching Phil today as I have the day off work!
Happy week everyone!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the craft background and Butterflies gorgeous one of my favourite things.

Great news to hear Phill Martin is joining the team he is such a nice guy and very talented looking forward to watching him today.

Pam thinking of you and the family sending you BIG gentle hugs take good care was so good to hear from you today.
love Annxx

Enjoy the sunshine everyone all the pretty spring bulbs coming through such a lovely time of year.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Annie said...

Dear Pam
I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you xxx

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Hi Sue, very unusual to see a non die cut card from you. Love butterflies and will try a version of this card as I don't have the actual stamp but have plenty of other butterfly stamps and dies.
Pam - I don't know you and I am fairly new to this blog but I hope you are taking some comfort from the lovely comments from your fellow crafters. Hugs and prayers from Ireland. Evelyn x

auscrafts said...

lovely card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you have done the butterflies. They suit the long thin card.
Veronique L

snowqueen62 said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Lovely butterflies. I love cards with butterflies on they always make me smile. Even had one in the garden yesterday - beautiful.
Glad to hear Phill is joining the CE team.

Still thinking of you Pam, glad you are finding a little comfort from reading all the good wishes on Sues blog and nice to see you checking in.
Sending big Hugs
Sue C x

Carol CCCCC said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card, love butterflies in
any shape and form and this are beautiful
Will be watching Phil later
Carol x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, I really love this card, butterflies are my favourite and these are so pretty.
Pam big gentle hugs, you are in my thoughts and prayers, good to see you pop by and that you gain some comfort from the wonderful Wilsonette family.
Sarah hugs to you and your Mum, hope she is OK.
Will be watching Phil.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Great card - loving those butterflies. So unusual not to see any die cutting on your card! Pleased to hear that Phil has joined Creative Expressions , he always makes me smile when I see him on C&C.
Pam, glad to see your comment today and pleased that our comments and crafty hugs are helping you through this awful time. Love Alison xx

Carol Clarke said...

above is from Carol Clarke
Computer playing silly devils

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the way the butterflies are flying off the card, such pretty colours too

Marion said...

Hi Sue lovely card would suit a lot of different occasion's.
look forward to seeing Phil .
Pam you are in my thoughts.
Marion H

gwen70 said...

Such a wonderfully easy card to make Sue and so effective, love it

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Another Sunny day to wake up to, wonderful... looks like Spring is on its way, I hope so, for all those poor people still under water!
I saw Butterflies yesterday a sure sign of Spring!
Love the card and the fussy cuts are good Sue!
To Pam.... I don't know you but I'm so glad you get comfort from the blog and all the thoughts that are sent to you
Take care
Love Marg

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Great card, butterflies always go down well. Welcome to Phil as part of the Creative Expressions team.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a very different card from you today but very beautiful all the same! Will have to catch Phil this morning, seems to be a lot of changes at CE these days, good luck to Phil! Love Jean xxx

sonja_w said...

Great card, those butterflies are beautiful and I love the long card style, it's my favourite card style at the moment. Xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card butterfly's are always lovely thanks love Jean Z xx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love the colours used. xx hazel

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - this is a lovely card and not your usual style - the butterflies are so pretty.

I am looking forward to seeing Phil's shows as he is a great crafter to watch as are you all.
Thanks for all your hard work and I'm off to see my mother today and enjoy this lovely weather. Take care all. Love Helen xx

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card Sue. thank you for the details and inspiration. Have a good day.

Alison Couchman said...

Sue - are you I'll? No die cuts? No piercing? You must be OK because this card is lovely and shows your versatility. I like seeing a different style from you occasionally as you always have a unique way of putting things together.

Pam - I was hoping you were reading the blog and that all the support for you here might lessen the loneliness of grief just a tiny bit. Take care.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Very different card for you but still lovely.

Pam - my thoughts are still with you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue.
You definitely can´t go wrong with butterflies in my eyes. Lovely, lovely card.
I had read that phil had started a new die range so will be very interested to see them.

Love Val in Spain x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. A card without die cuts amazing. Lovely all the same. X

Pamela said...

Lovely card Sue butterflies are so pretty

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful butterflies, I love the way you have used them to make a very attractive card, this stamp is so gorgeous and so very detailed.
Will be tuning in to Phil later, he is always so cheerful and happy.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Pam, So lovely to see you found the strength to blog.
Thinking of you and sending love and prayers x

Pinky said...

Hi Sue. No diecuts??? you need a lie down??? but actually I like the simplicity of this one and the different shape of the card. What will you do next??? Vicki x

Jean Johnston said...

Butterflies and a simple effective design - it can't fail to be a winner. Just my favourite kind of card Sue.

Marleine said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card. Lovely change. Butterflies add so much. X

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card and who doesnt like butterflies


June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful butterflies and the patterned kraft card is so unusual.
I also like the slim cards but never think to make them.

June x

sonia said...

Hi. Beautiful card - I love the butterflies and the background kraft card is gorgeous. Have just turned over the tv to watch Phill on Create and Craft! :-) xx

Lacelady said...

Good morning Sue, I like your card, but since I have a large butterfly die, I think I'd use that. As I write, I have Phil's show on my TV and I really like some of his designs, though I do wish the stamps were clear ones.

kathy mcmaster said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful, love the butterflies


hotpotato said...

love the card Sue, I have this stamp on order.

Karen Stafford said...

Love this, butterflies are one of my favourite themes, always look good and fit many occasions. I too love Phil's presence on our screens, recording show to watch later. Don't know you Pam but sending you my wishes at this sad time. Time, crafting, keeping busy and surrounded by friends and family helped me when our dear son died unexpectedly 11 years ago now. It always seemed right to create something beautiful on those darkest days. Enjoying the sunshine here and looking forward to Phil's ideas later. xx

Janice Wallace said...

So different for you, Sue, no ribbon or die cuts, and still stunning.
Hey, notjust Phil this morning, but with HIS OWN stamp sets. Another very tallented crafter.
Pam, honey, keep taking a little time out for yourself. It's not selfish, it's necessary. Tim will never be out of your thoughts, but you need space in your mind for you too.
Hugs to all,
Janice W

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love today's card, butterflies are so beautiful, I love them on cards, especially as it is my birthday today, this card is for me. Watching Phil as I write this he is so lovely, and a great addition to Creative Expressions.
Pam take care dear you know we are all thinking of you. Hugs to everyone, Jess xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love this card with the Kraft Card background and those lovely butterflies.

So good to see Phil Martin has joined the Team with his ideas and new products.

I should be in the garden weeding but am enjoying watching Phil right now.

Love and best Wishes
Lesley S
Sunny West Sussex

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love the card sue the butterfly's are beautiful a nice sunshine card phill is lovely colour you edges !!!!!hes very clever his stamps a lovely have a nice day sue thank you for sharing. To Pam so sorry for your loss my love and prayers to you I lost my best friend of 52years. 3weeks ago it hurts so much xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

The butterfly stamp is gorgeous - this is such a pretty card.
Thank You.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

terrie said...

Your butterflies are awesome and they look great on your card..
You really don't any more embellishment with those butterflies.
Well done Sue

Disco Queen said...

Wow Sue! Fabulous card. I honestly can't imagine making a card without using at least one of my dies. In fact the thought makes me quite uneasy ;-) Theresa x

TOB said...

Beautiful quick card. Am writing this as I am watching Phil on C&C fab stamps he's a great crafter. hugs Theresa x

Nikkinoo said...

Hi Sue, a rare card indeed, but really lovely. I think there is something about butterflies that everyone can relate to somehow.

Micky French said...

Lovely card again Sue, I love butterflies and the background is lovely too.
Hugs Michelle xxxxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Got my email very early this morning, love this card a definate must try.

Great news about Phil and will be recording the shows to watch later.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
I like your different card this morning with the lovely butterflies on it. The colours you have used just seem to work for them lovely. A definite change for you Sue and fussy cutting as well, my you are getting bold. I am not sure who this would suit, but there is definitely something i just like about. Thank you for the inspiration that you continue to inspire us with each day.
Well i had a great time yesterday at the SECC and as always or so i thought, there was the 2 halls. The normal one that has the part that we love was cut down this year with the smaller leg made into extra seating for breaks. But the other hall had most of it dedicated to us crafties with the remaining part of the craft show and just the smallest smattering of what is normally there (the already made, just buy stuff which is not for craft shows. coats and the like) so i was really surprised. That is the hall that gets 20mins in the scooter if its lucky normally. Never met any of my WOW's there at all, never mind.
Sarah (fame01) i hope that your poor mum is going to be ok from her horror ordeal of yesterday. She is just at that vulnerable age, that it will take her a long time to mend. Please let her know that all your friends here in Wilsonland are thinking of her and praying that she is better soon. It seems strange at saying she's just at that age, a bit like every time there was something gone wrong with us when we were wee, we were always just at that tricky age.
To Pam and June who are both going through the worst time imaginable, i send my thoughts and prayers, my love and hugs that if i were with you i would give with the shoulder. I can't imagine what you are going through, i can only tell you that having very special friends and your family beside you can help to ease your heartache. I am still picking my mum up from my dad and my twin brother 6yrs and 27 yrs respectively. You will never understand why, but hopefully you will be able to come to terms with your loss. We are here for both of you when you need us.
From a very cold but sunny day up here at my Ochils i wish you all a good day and hopefully see you tomorrow.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)
PS Happy Birthday to Jess, i hope you have a lovely day flower.

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue,
Simply stunning card today, a perfect example of 'less is more' !
Phil Martin will be an amazing addition to the fantastically inspirational Creative Expressions Team, those sentiments he has created are lovely, sometimes finding the right thing to say is very hard but those sentiments will be a great help .
Pam you are in the right place, sometimes you just need a distraction from the harshness of reality and to lose yourself in crafting is a brilliant help, Sue's lovely blog followers are so very thoughtful too, sometimes it's just nice to know that somebody cares.
Hugs to all,
Sandra xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card for any occasion.The butterflies are so pretty. I spent an hour watching some brown ones in my garden yesterday.
X Ros

hollyberry said...

I really like this card,love butterflies and also that this card is a little different.

Cazzie D said...

Hi Sue and fellow followers. Visiting the blog has been a bit hit or miss the last couple of weeks, not my usual daily fix. Sorry I haven't been able to comment daily. I'm having surgery on Friday and have been busy preparing. 14 weeks in a leg cast will slow me down for a while! On the plus side I will have more time sitting around to blog.
I think the butterfly stamp is exquisite. It reminds me of the framed real butterflies you used to see in the 70's '- although this is more PC.
Sounds like lots of changes at CE.

Pam - I have had more than my fair share of grieving to deal with. Don't expect too much of youself and allow yourself plenty time. Your loss will be with you every day but time will help you cope with it. X

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card today again.

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Today's card is lovely
The butterflies are beautiful and the way you have coloured them
Managed to get the butterfly stamp last time it was on
You have a good day Sue
Take care
Theresa x

Clarissa said...

I love this card. Can we have more like this please?
Clarissa. X

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Don't you love butterflies...I think they are the prettiest most delicate creatures in the the world....and pretty and delicate describes your card today.
Congratulations to Phil on his wonderful stamps and a great addition to Creative Expressions.

Love Sheila xx

sued99 said...

I love these butterflies. A very pretty card.

Linda Kember said...

Love these butterflies, such a good size. Also saw Phil on C&C this morning and love his designs as well.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I absolutely love those butterflies, they are beautiful and look stunning on any card or creation they are put on.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Terry Owen said...

Morning Sue :) I've been after a large butterfly stamp for a while and couldn't find one I perfectly liked. Now I have! Thank you and your card is, of course, beautiful

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Such a lovely card the butterflies look almost real hopefully we will see some in the garden soon!
Delighted to know Phill has joined the team, Mr ink around the edges, I just love his giggle it can be a real pick you up especially if you are feeling down on a cold wet morning if he is on C & C. Just watched his show wonderful cards and plenty of his giggles too!
Delighted to know the show went well for Norah.
Sending warm wishes and hugs to those who need them especially Pam and Sarah's mum, such a long time for an operation.
Margaret corgi owner

Theresa Pace said...

so take 2. blogger lost my first comment. lovely simple card Sue. i think this really showcases the butterflies and they look so realistic here. i have struggled with liking them so far but i really do here.

Phil Martin will be a great addition to your team, with his flair .....xx

Paper Junkie said...

Sue - this is spooky! Just made a similar card but using butterflies I print off on the computer using printable acetate. So pleased to hear about Phill - I love his sunny smile - it's such a tonic. (A gin would be nice too!!!) X

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

Such a simply stunning card, I love anything with butterflies

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely butterfly card (different for you), very effective. Recording Phil's shows today, he will be a great asset to creative expressions I'm sure.
ValC xx

samantha wade said...

Hi, great colourful card, really like this butterfly,. My thoughts are with Pam , nice to see her on blog today,xx

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a lovely butterfly card Sue, such a different type of card for you to do, but it is lovely. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

jane stillman said...

What a gorgeous card with those fabulous butterflies x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue.
a very pretty simple card but very effective
Love it. Not sure about Phil sometimes I
find him a bit over the top as if he was the first
to do things when other people showed us years
Ago it may be just me but I don,t know have set to
Record anyway I'll watch this time to see if I can
stomach him or not as I don't want to miss any
Of C E shows.
Nancyd xx

SHARICA said...

Lovely Card Today .. xx

Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue, from a lovely,sunny Blackpool. I've got to admit this card isn't a favourite. I'm not a massive lover of butterflies, possibly one of the few crafter's that isn't but you can't please everyone all of the time. Wouldn't miss following your blog for the world. I'm my opinion you're the best. Have a great week.
Lots of Jo xx

SerenePolly said...

A lovely card Sue - simple, stylish,eye-catching! Delighted to hear that Phil has joined Creative Expressions - another class act.

I join with others to send my condolences to Pam.

Take care.


heather harrison said...

Hi Sue. Another great card. I like the long slim cards but never see to many shown so its nice for a change. I saw a bit of Phill this morning hsd to go out so recorded the rest to watch with my coffee. Hope you have a nice day.xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The Justrite butterfly stamp is beautiful.

SusanP, Kent said...

This is a beautiful piece of art and would look fabulous in a frame. I love it.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love butterflies!
fame01 -Sarah, I hope your mum has a speedy recovery after her horrible accident.
My thoughts are with you every day Pam.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, my favourite type of card. Butterflies and colouring in, you can't go wrong. Love it.
The Phill & Dean show was great, plenty of laughs and a good mix of stamps and dies.
Pam, so good to see you popping in. I hope it helps to know that we are all thinking of you and sending hugs at this very sad time.
Myra P - I have sunshine today hurrah! Do you need any?

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a very beautiful card here again Sue. I just love butterflies, so this is just sooo me too. I love this one.

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hi Everyone,
Thank you Sue, I have another idea for my butterfly stamp.It is a beautiful stamp . I tried one (2 really) at the top of a long card and then did your dotty trail! It looked very effective, so thanks for that too!
Oh Norah, I am so sorry you didn't meet any other Wilsonettes, however pleased you had a great day! Your beloved Ochils will be back today too! Beautiful day here - it does make such a difference.
Jess, Happy Birthday - trust you have a lovely day!
Pam, lovely to read your post this morning! So pleased you are finding the Blog a help! Lots of love x
Sarah, so sorry about your Mum's fall. Such a worry for you . Do trust she is not in too much pain and that she gets well soon!
Kazzie, trust all goes well for you with your op! Sounds as if you are going to need patience ! Will be thinking of you too.
Steph, all the best with the crosses and gilding flakes!
Love to all Myra

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, love your butterflies but I couldnt fussy cut to save my life always looks very amateur!!
Hugs to Pam and thinking of her
Best wishes, Pat

Myra P said...

PS! Hi Frances, thanks ! Sun is shining! X
Love Myra

Brenda Hanlon said...

Morning Sue, love these butterflies, didn't manage to get them but they're beautiful. I've missed Phil this morning as I've been in the garden what a treat after all the rain, have set to record his show this p.m. he makes me laugh with his giggle. Pam,good to see you stopped by, sometimes it helps to give your mind a rest from what's going on. Thinking of you.

Meg said...

Hi Sue, well Butterflies R Us at the moment and yours are beautiful.

I was at a class at Grosvenor House in Kendal, Cumbria last Thursday and Janet gave us three beautiful Butterfly cards to make. Great place to go crafting.

Caring thoughts to Pam.

Margaret O

Susan White said...

What a pretty card - do love that butterfly stamp! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I love these butterflies it makes me think of spring/summer.
Carol x

greendragon said...

Wow! Love this Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I really love this card and it looks like it doesn't take ages to do and could be done in any colour combination what so ever. Thanks for sharing

Beverley W

cats said...

These butterflies are gorgeous!
Enjoyed watching the show with Phill. Some lovely stamps and samples!....Christine x

My condolences to Pam x

Pauline A said...

Afternoon Sue, Such a lovely card today but I do miss your bows. I have a large butterfly stamp so will put this on my "to do" list. My thoughts and prayers are with you Pam. Hugs Pauline A x

Gillian xXx said...

How gorgeous is this, i'm sure everyone loves butterflies so much to do with them. Phil's show went fantastically well so glad he is :on board: with creative expressions a great team. xXx

Trish said...

I love love love this card, simple, but fabulous. The butterfly stamp is so beautiful. I feel a 'need' coming on!! Lol. TFS
Trish x. (Hillside)

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, I love butterflies so this is a great card for me.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Just wanted to come back to say deepest sympathy to Pam. Just remember he hasn't gone forever, he's just stepped out and will be waiting. God bless.

rachel said...

gorgeous butterflies Sue - so very beautiful - love them to bits xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and that butterfly stamp is gorgeous.
crafty hugs to everyone.
Helen Terry xxx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Missed your post yesterday as my PC has been playing up.Don't you just love Technology....
Very beautiful and summery card today Sue.I love butterflies they are gorgeous and i make a lot of cards with them
Missed the 9am show but will catch the later one
Take care
Hazel G x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Missed your post yesterday as my PC has been playing up.Don't you just love Technology....
Very beautiful and summery card today Sue.I love butterflies they are gorgeous and i make a lot of cards with them
Missed the 9am show but will catch the later one
Take care
Hazel G x

Lindsay Martin said...

Love the butterfly card today Sue. So sorry to hear of your loss Pam, I wondered where your name was at he beginning of the posts! You have been missed. Great news about Phill well done for getting him aboard, so glad he's not doin hunkyborey any more he was wasted with them I did see his stamps in one of the craft sites over the weekend. Xxx

CraftyJo said...

Love, love, love all three butterflies :) and the whole card, of course.

nannapat said...

Such a stunning card Sue, the butterflies are beautiful. I recorded Phil's 9am show but should be able to watch the 4pm live. Pat x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Today's Card is one of the many reason's I Just Truly Love your Work because things are never the same from one day to the other, and you share so many exciting Fabulous Outstanding Techniques, I Truly Love this Butterfly but then who doesn't love Butterflies they are just so Majical, I have ordered this Stamp but have to wait a few days, I love the Colours you have chosen, and the way you have decoupaged them. I can remember at the beging of the year you mentioned a lot of you're work in the coming year would be out of your safety zone, but this is exactly what I love about your work you'll give anything a try and it's always Tremendous.
Well I must say I only watch Create and Craft now when either YOURSELF or Julia, or Sam or Hels is on, as I find Create and Craft and The Presenters very Boring, but when you guys from "Creative Expressions come on you bring it to life with your Awesome Demo's etc.
"BUT NOW" I'm Absolutely Thrilled that such a "Wonderful Character like Phill Martin" has joined up with a "Truly Superb Company of Creative Expression" what a Fantastic team, I love his attitude, I'm thrilled he's doing thinks he loves the best which is Stamping, Colouring, Gilding Flakes and so many other things, I'm Thrilled he will be at Ally Pally this year also.
Take Care Sue Love and Hugs from Sam x
To all the Wonderful Wilsonettes, Pam I'm thinking of you, I hope all you wonderful ladies have enjoyed the sunshine, I decided it was time to throw those Windows open and do some Spring Cleaning and you know when you start and WISH you hadn't well that was the case today.
Take care all. Hugs from Sam x

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Very pretty butterflies Sue!! Different card for you, but very nice! Gives us a lot of thought for simpler cards.
Hugs, Karen

Helen Barker said...

Very simple design but gorgeous.
Helen Bx

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Just love this card. Butterflies are one of my favorite things.Have a great week. Hugs. Jan. xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes Sue butterfly's are my all time favourites,love them your card is so pretty love the colours you've used. I like the different style of card too.
Love & hugs Sue xx
Sarah hope your mum gets better soon sending her love & hugs.
Dear Pam it was nice to see you popped by the blog today & gave you some comfort, you are in my thoughts & thinking of you love & hugs Lynda xx
Norah glad you enjoyed the craft show & got lots of crafty goodies xx
Lots of love to all Wilsonettes Lynda Brock xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A great card today !! I love, love, love butterflies !!
This is a simple but very pretty card and just perfect for the Spring !! I really like the colours you have used to.

Pam, I am thinking of you and wishing you and your family all the best. Sending lots of love and hugs to you at this difficult time. Take care, I hope you are ok.

June- I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you love and hugs to at this difficult time.

Fame o1- Sarah, I am thinking of you to and sending love and hugs to you and your mum.

Jess - Happy Birthday today !! I hope you have a lovely day.

Cassie D - I hope all goes well with your op !! Good luck.

Lots of love to you Sue and all the Wilsonettes love Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and beautiful Wilsonettes. What a W.O.W (wonder of Wilson) to our new 'crafty crew' as our Cameeli calls us. I love butterflies (couldnt go to a butterfly house though, think id drop to the floor if one landed on me) ! But I planted a Buddlia 2yrs ago otherwise known as the butterfly plant, sometimes you cant see the flowers for butterflies, such a wonderful thing to watch.
I must say this is the first long tall card Ive seen you show Sue, and again, its amazing. Im soooooo pleased Phil has joined the team, not only is he great fun, (especially with Dean to egg him on) but I love his work, his talant has been wasted in the past I agree, and such a lovely face : ) in fact double eye candy earlier - did I just say that ?! : 0
I only tend to tune into our fav brand shows now and we all know the vast amount of stamps/dies we adore, but never enough hours are given to our favs (do a deal with the 'other channal) Sue and get ALL your team plus ALL the stamps etc you show so we can have MORE craft shows dedicated to everything we long to own : )

Pam, love, so nice to see you today. Take time, as much as you need to try and understand why, no-one expects you to feel upto blogging, but along with our other beautiful Wilsonettes (you too) are pleased that we can be with you during this unbelievable hard time you are experiancing, I cant imagin how hurt you are, and if it helps being here then we will try and support you as much as is possible. Thank you Sue for abling us to care and support.
To those beautiful Wilsonettes finding life hard and wrong at this time, I send caring gentle hugs (you all know who you are) xxx

Enjoy the rest of the day if your able.
Hugs all round.
Lancashire Steph xxxx

Jayne S said...

What a lovely card and so different from your others. Love the butterflies..

Janice Robinson said...

Lovely card very spring like.

Jane said...

Love the butterflies.

Jane xx

Janice K said...

I loved this butterfly stamp when I saw it on TV recently and will be purchasing it as soon as my craft shop gets it in. A super card that showcases this lovely stamp beautifully.x

Jackie Durrant said...

My goodness Sue, these butterflies look almost real with your super colouring and design, a beautiful card, love from Jackie D

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. What a simply wonderful card. Love the colours and the butterflies. Really want to make this now but have to wash up instead. Oh well. xx Maggie (so much better without a bow)

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I watched Phil whilst having breakfast! Love his stamps and style. Love your tall and skinny. The butterflies are stunning. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Karen Drew said...

The butterflies look amazing. Watched Phil earlier. Very talented man.
Karen xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, well what a change I love butterfly's love this card, slim and clean,

Pam, i know I don't know you but I am sending big big hugs your way, just take each day at a time love,

Crafty hugs Julie xx

julie laz said...

Sorry welcome phil xx

Vick said...

Hiya Sue,

Love this card its stunning, i am still waiting for this stamp from C&C but will love playing with it when i get it, i just know.......didn't know about Phill but have recorded today's shows so will look forward to that, hugs to you my friend, have a lovely afternoon/evening its been such a beautiful Spring day!! Hugs, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Love the card Sue. Those butterflies are beautiful and stamped twice, not die cut. Nice card size too! "Thank you Sue" for all these techniques that you are doing...It was lovely to see a butterfly yesterday at the window. Wonderful that Phil Martin is joining the Creative team. Welcome aboard!!! I can sense all the excitement in the air! Hope you had a great day Norah, despite not seeing any other Wilsonettes. You never know duck we'll be like the buses...we'll all come at once!
Jess, hope you have had a happy birthday today and it's still going! Cazzie, hope the surgery goes well for you. Sandy love the thought that you have left to Pam. Thinking of you Pam and sending you lots of hugs and "butterfly" kisses. To you too June in your heartache. Beautifully put Lancashire Steph, it says everything. You can be alone but you are never lonely.... xx Love Karen xx

Lesley Griffiths said...

Another pretty card, butterflies are always a winner.

Kate's Cards said...

So pretty. xx

Pam B said...

Hi Sue

What a pretty card, I love butterflies.


Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the long skinny cards, I always struggle to find something suitable to put on them. Butterflies are just the job, but I am missing the die cutting. Hee hee
Alison B. x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Love the Kraft paper and the colours you chose for the butterflies too.
Donna Jones

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, such a pretty card and love those butterflies. Kind regards Joanne K x

Suebak said...

A simple but nice DL. Thanks.
Susan x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card, I did spoil myself and buy this stamp, if only to make your beautiful colourful butterfly card, which I made today for my sister-in-laws birthday in July.

So much sad news on your blog today. Except for Jess , Happy Birthday, I hope you had a great day.

June, I can't imagine losing a good friend of so many years. I bet you have some really memorable and funny stories to tell.

FameO1, I really hope your mum makes a speedy recovery,

Pam, It was so nice to read your message today, 6.00am is not the same without you, It's just not right. You have been in my thoughts ever since I read your message about Tim. I think the ladies on Sue's blog are in a minority, we have the most thoughtful and caring people ever. They have helped me ,big time, and we all stand as one big shoulder for you. Lots of hugs to you X

Kind Regards :-)

Tina X

stephanie cunningham said...

Simple but oh so effective

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Just love butterflies. Sarah I hope your mum is recovering and will soon be home. Pam nice to see you dropped by, just take each day as it comes. Love and hugs to everyone.

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, having a bit of a problem with my browser so may have commented already. Anyway lovely card today, I love butterflies so this is a very good card for me.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue as ever a really original card, so different from your usual but great all the same. Must try similar.

Sorry to say that I was at the SECC for one visit only at the weekend, usually go three times but it was so different, quieter, different stalls, no big names and somehow to my way of thinking very sad. I think if it continues this way then Scotland will lose it's show. Wonder what all the other ladies who attended thought.

Sue once again loved the life lessons given to you by your Dad, and hope you got your flowers to the Memorial

Lorraine - Scotland

christine c said...

hello sue and everyone,
a simple but effective card
today Sue so pretty.
still thinking of you Pam and
I send you and your family
love and hugs, also thinking
of all our friends on our blog
who have troubles in one way or another.
glad Phil has joined the team
have recorded both shows.
nice to read Tina has left a post
from Christine c and ella

MRS DUCK said...

Good evening Sue and everyone.
Who can resist a butterfly or three? Super card and Phills stamps look great.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Craftycatty said...

Fluttering butterflies are definitely a winner! Lovely card.

Vie Carter said...

Nice card Sue


Laura O said...

a nice card today Sue ,Laura O

LoraineC said...

I loved the last card you did with the butterfly stamp and this is just as beautiful x

Angela Wade said...
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BlueRose said...

I love the way you did the butterflies. It's a beautiful card.

Angela Wade said...

Another lovely Butterfly card Sue.
I've now received my Butterfly , Coffee Cup and Daisy Stamps, Yay !! So will be able to draw on your fabulous, inspirational card designs.
Best Wishes,
Angela in S. Wales x

Sandy H said...

I love butterflies and I love this card. Always handy to have a quick-make card. Bonus.
Recorded Phill's 2nd show to watch tomorrow.
Pam, pleased to see you popped by. You are in our thoughts.
Sarah, thinking of you too and hope your Mum is ok.

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