Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Butterfly Magic

Hi crafters!  Here's a different technique to use inks and micro beads together with your dies to create a unique looking background.  I hope you like the results!

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The finished dimensions are 6  1/2" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Heather Rogers said...

Lovely Sue
I shall watch the video this morning with a coffee!
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
Another stunning card. It is a really lovely card.
Best wishes,
Evis McCarthy.

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and that background is now on my most wanted list. Will enjoy the video later after work. Keep them coming, with grateful thanks.xxxxx

Pam said...

Stunning card, look forward to video, have a great day everyone

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue,
I really like the purple with the micro beads and the butterfly is just gorgeous..

I will watch the video later.
Have a good day everyone.
Cameeli xx

Vick said...

Oh yes!! very elegant and pretty, you can never go wrong with frilliness and butterflies, love everything about this card! Hugs, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Anonymous said...

A lovely card, Sue, seen the video already and thanks for the clear instructions. Like your tip for colouring the card to match and for the background with the micro beads.
Altogether very inspiring!

'P' in Wales

Eemeli said...

Beautiful creation. I will watch the video a bit later (once my morning
coffee is ready...)


Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful elegant card. Hazel x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Beautiful card. brilliant video, thank you very much. I shall give this one ago when Sophie has gone home, a budding crafter at 10 monthslol. I forgot to congratulate Cameeli on a new Grandson. Take care all Kitty.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Another lovely card today
Pat x

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card today Sue, just watched the video, you always make it look so easy but I will have a go.

Stay safe, healthy and happy everyone, hugs June Smith xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue

A beautiful card and the video makes it all look so easy as usual. Great technique to colour the card and using the micro beads, of course your embellishments are lovely too. Love it

Muriel x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Beautiful card and your photos really show it off to perfection. Will watch the video tonight. Sue xxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card this morning. Will watch video later. (Work calls). Colours are lovely. Will give this a try. Thanks for sharing your great ideas and inspiration with us. Hugs Heather X

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card and an easy to follow video thank you for that. I love anything with micro beads so will give this a go.
It's a bit short this morning because I am awaiting news about my brother in intensive care so a bit anxious at the moment.
Hugs x
Heather T

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really pretty card, love the embossed background with the micro beads, really stands out. Great video, always so helpful to follow what you have done. Bx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love the idea of inking around the rounds to use as a border loving the new dies thankyou tracyw x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful - can't wait to watch the video later.
Beverley W

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & friends,
Gorgeous card, may give this a go today, so pretty, love the colour an the little butterfly too!
Well I am a little early today as I am yet to get to sleep! Darn physio, I ache so badly, lazy day I think, maybe a little crafting, depends on the weather, I also have to pack my bag for visiting Witney Pat's house tomorrow with Mrs B(Sue), which I am really looking forward too.
Crafty hugs to all,
Sandra xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow another beautiful card.
I do like this die and the colours are
Brillient Im off to watch the
Video now while everyones in bed
Take care Sue xxx

Debs A xxx

Annie said...

So pretty, Sue, will watch the video after work
Have a lovely day
Hugs Annie x

auscrafts said...

Gorgeous card Sue and that die is on my list

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. Love this technique. Very clever. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all.

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue and everyone,
A gorgeous card today, brightening up a dull wet day. I have friends visiting today, so I look forward to watching the video later.
I have got the butterfly dies, they are so versatile.
Love and hugs
Dawn Searle xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Wow, this is so pretty, love the card xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, I am getting very tempted for this die, it is rather gorgeous. Also love the colours used today, will watch the video laterxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. Again I am looking forward to watching the video later when I get back from work. I do enjoy the videos very much and I learn so much. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card today. I love this die, it is on my list.

Love Rosemarie xx

Maria Alder said...

God morning Sue and everyone! Thank you Sue for making all these video tutorials it makes it so more easier to understand and today's card is gorgeous,Love it!
Cr@fty-hope everything is ok.
Sandra-I feel with you,if I had known we could been up chatting all night.Have a better day and have a nice day tomorrow with Pat and Mrs B
Lynne-missing you and the pesky critters,hope you all alright.
Another gloomy and wet day here so I guess the socks will have to come on :( Take care all and Hugs Maria x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - will watch video later but I think I can feel a must try coming on!
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Lovely colours, Sue and beautiful design.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card very pretty. Will watch the video later with a cuppa look forward to that.

Pam I hope you are OK missed you this morning Hugs xx

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Glennis said...

Very interesting technique

IVY Cheong said...

I love this card and I have the dies! Will try it. Thank you for the inspiration you are a gem :-)


Ivy ling xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

I have to say it again - stunning! That must be my favourite descriptive word for your wonders!

Continuing with the "spring" clean today oh how it bores me but when finished its craft craft craft for Christmas!

Steph, hope you feeling a bit better nothing worse than not feeling well enough to do what you want!

Norah, keep plodding on with your mums house and well done for sticking out for Rory. Most Mums would die for their kids so keep fighting for him.

Cheryl hope you are recovering well.

Love and crafty hugs to those in need xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Thanks for yet another video showing a great way of using the dies and a way of getting just the right colour. A gorgeous card.
Sending my daily hugs to you Sue, to Pam and Robbie, to Sandra and Pat-see you both in the morning, and to all of my other special friends and to all in need. Take care.

Anonymous said...

"morning Sue,FAB-U-LOUS cards....I'm catching up on quite a few lately!!! The lovely word gossamer springs to mind when I see these.Mabex Thanks as always Sue.

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Happy crafting .. X

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing techniques with us, I will be trying this.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautoful colours and design

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a gorgeous card and the colours are lovely. Thanks for the videos as your step by step instructions are a god send as sometimes the words just don't sink in, don't know if it's an age thing lol. Have a great day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

DMJ said...

What a lovely card, and I do enjoy the videos as I am better with visuals than words!!!

Doreen x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Yet again another winner, brilliant card. Will watch the video later. I love butterflies.
Gail Cx

Joan D said...

Fabulous card and a very effective technique. As yet I haven't been able to get a good cut with the background die,so will have another go with it and maybe try thinner card. Xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Very pretty, very elegant and love the colour choice. Will watch the video when I get back from my volunteering later.
Have a great day.
Ang x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely, I will look forward to watching your video when I get back home later. SueL x

Jacquie said...

Stunning Sue, love this technique and the Blue looks fab. Loving this die too definitely a favourite.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

val jones said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and lovely colours.
Love Val in Spain x

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful and delicate card.

gwen70 said...

Yet another stunning card, will watch how later

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you so much for a truly elegant gift today. I could not ask for anything more than meeting you in your craft room with a cup of coffee and a demo.
Today's gift is really elegant and you again have shown how to improvise with inks and a bit of white card. I would never have thought of using my inks in this way. I shall certainly be doing so in future. Again my favourite colour scheme and your French background die (how can it be a background when it is so beautiful) has just gone to the top of my wish list. Again it's a 'I need it' moment.

Sandra - hoping your day gets better as it moves along. Have a really good day tomorrow. Coffee; cakes and gossip with Friends is a fantastic recipe.
Myra P - Wardrobe sorted and it only took half an hour! Am so pleased I have a like minded friend.
Steph - hoping you have a better day today.

To all who are under the weather hope you feel better soon. To all take care and stay safe.
See you tomorrow.
Janet x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card
and gorgeous colours.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card. Love From Michelle S xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue oh what a pretty card ans a great video. I love the double layer and the butterfly die. Thank you for the inking tip that is really useful. I think I might have to find that background die it is so pretty. It looks like a spiders web and I would rather it was on a card than walking into one without seeing it like I did this morning! Not nice! Have a great day. Love Diane G xxxx
Heather T I hope your brother is ok and the news is positive xxxxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, great video. Love the shaded lilac colour and the technique too.
Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Love the colours, Sue.
Anne (Northampton)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card, beautiful colours and gorgeous techniques.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue stunning card ,love the colour and the technique .shaded lilac is one of my favourite distress inks.
Marion H

SHARICA said...

Love This card .. love the colours .. xx

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely card. Great techniques on the video
Denise X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful creation. love the double background, the butterfly die is on my wish list i's so pretty.
Will watch the video later.

Janette MacArthur said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful card this morning! Love the shaded lilac and the dies used - very pretty!
Janette x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

This die is lovely, beautiful card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
OK that background is now a must have. Lovely card yet again
Audrey, wicklow, Ireland

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card and fab video. Love the background technique - such a great idea :-) Have a lovely day and hugs to all xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful . love Jean Z xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

What a beautiful card. Love the idea of inking through the dyes. Great video, thanks for sharing.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant Sue!
Now everything can match perfectly.
Love how all your dies work brilliant together.
Can't start the day without my coffee and your blog!!!
Thanks for all your inspiration.
Lorna D

Wendy L said...

My fave die, looks gorgeous, xxx

nattyboots said...

Just Fab Sue , im loving your style .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Great video and stunning card I love your magical butterflies they just add that finishing touch to a card
Heather T I can understand how anxious you must be feeling, thinking of you and your brother
Hugs and best wishes to everyone

CHERYL brown said...

A beautiful autumnal sunny good morning to you all.
A beautiful card Sue, I'm so glad you do the videos as visual instructions are so much easier to follow than the written.
My thoughts and prayers go to all those of you in need of support.
Hugs, Cheryl xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning card! The Video is fascinating, watching this beautiful creation coming together , just amazing !
My wish list just got looonger!
Made almost four cards yesterday and really enjoyed myself as it was my first time in the craft room for a couple of weeks.
Love and Hugs to all xo

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue. Great video. Oh I do love the crafting fix! Love the card but I find the colour of tbe bow overpowers the card. I think I just don'tike that bluish colour! Can'tove them all I guess! Sorry. Caz x

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW once again you´re sharing such a beautiful piece of art here Sue. I love butterflies and thisis sooo sweet and beautiful.

Susi Mortimer said...

Lovely Card again Sue.
The video was so informative,the background is the next on my wish list. Have a good day everyone. Susi x

julie laz said...
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julie laz said...

Hi sue, I love this card, crafty hugs Julie xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous card. Love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card as always. Will watch video later.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Kate's Cards said...

Very effective. xxx

Sparrow said...

Lovely sentiment and loverly card. Might give this a go - with a different die - I keep meaning to get out my micro-beads (and my ice snow for that matter).

Joan Donaldson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and crafty Wilsonettes.
Love this technique Sue, must give it a try with what I have when I feel like crafting again. Tomorrow is another day ! Probably the same as all the other's but I live in hope I'll feel better cuz its getting a bit much now ! Hoping I will receive some post today that I can sit and stroke and spend the day looking at whilst 'wasting' another day on the sofa !

Sending caring hugs to all those that feel unwell, unhappy and low, have family worries and concerns.
To our missing Sisters - we miss you and your posts so much. Hope we see you back home soon.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love this technique. Love Jean xxx

Lacelady said...

Ooh, Sue, you will be the death of me - I WANT that die! It's still at the to of my bucket list, perhaps I can persuade someone to give it to me for Christmas.

Lacelady said...

Ooh, Sue, you will be the death of me - I WANT that die! It's still at the to of my bucket list, perhaps I can persuade someone to give it to me for Christmas.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning just doesn't seem an adequate descriptive for your cards these days as they are more than that....as is today's creation. I just love the colours you have used and the way you used the die (my favourite outside of the Festival collection ) with the micro beads.
Just more than STUNNING!
Sandra have a great day with your buddies tomorrow.
Steph I do hope you are feeling better today.
Norah hope you're not get too wet up there in the hills and hugs to you and Rory.
Hugs to all who are in need today I hope your days get much better very soon.

Love Sheila xx
PS Loved the video too Sue...they are always so easy to follow and believe me I need easy these days! Lol! x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
gorgeous card - love the colours and how you've done the background. THINK I know how you've done it but shall have to watch the video around tea-time to confirm.
Something to look forward to on this grey day.
Hugs, Rose

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love it. Do lovecthis background.

nzillingworth said...


Sheila - Ginger said...

PS Congratulations to Lydia (jordan) and hubby on your 53rd wedding anniversary....I read about it on John's blog. Such a wonderful milestone and hope you and hubby have a wonderful day.

Love Sheila xx

Theresa Sweetman said...

very pretty card Theresa

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, this card is really uplifting, the colour enhances the focal message. Definitely one to have in your stash. Thank you.
X Ros

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Just watched the video what a beautiful card stunning, love it hugs Sarah xx

Jill Berg said...

Some interesting techniques showcased on this creation- thanks for sharing

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Beautiful dies you have used. Thanks for the video.

Crafty Granny said...

Lovely card Sue, I shall certainly be trying this technique! Thank you love Nicola x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Thank you for a fantastic informative video, your instructions are always so clear, and easy to follow, The results being such a beautiful card, Love the way you have created your stunning butterfly.
We are truly blessed Sue for all the time and effort you take to make this wonderful blog what it is, Thank you again
Hope you're having a good day, love Brenda xxx

Sandra, take it easy today and try and get some rest.
Hope you all have a great day tomorrow.

Steph, hope you feel better as the day progresses, take care.

Lydia J and Mr J. Congratulations on your 53rd wedding anniversary, have a lovely day, and another
wonderful year. We are a few months behind you. When we were on our honeymoon all those years ago another guest at the hotel asked us were we newlyweds? we said yes, how did you guess? she said "when you sit down to breakfast each morning you look across the table and smile at each other" Well all these years on we still do!

Norah, sending a hug to you and Rory LOL

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonette Angels,
What a beautiful card you have made for us today and in such a striking colour of blue. I love your butterflies but there is just one missing from your set and that is the full half butterfly. That doesn't even make sense to me, but you know how you have made the rest that they can be a solid shape and have the filigree butterfly on top, well it's the solid shape of the side on butterfly i mean. But i just trace around the outside shape and cut it out if i want one. Another WOW card Ms Wilson that really does wow us. Stunning. Hugs flower but don't work to hard which i know you find very difficult.
Cameeli, i'm sending you hugs flower just to say i care. I hope that you can soon see a light at the end of this dark tunnel.
Tandy i am sending you hugs as well and hope that you will manage to pick up the shattered pieces of your life again, that the powers that be see sense and return those wee bairns to their loving home. My thoughts and prayers are with you flower anyway. I am not very good with the words that i want to say but i hope you know that i do care and am thinking of you.
Sandra, i hope that you and Mrs B have a fun filled day tomorrow at Pat's crafting quarters. Remember the general idea is crafting but we will here how much you all got done on Thursday(hee hee hee).
Steph, take your arms and give yourself a hug from me. I know that there is nothing i can do or say that will be of any help on the pain front but i am always here for you if you need me flower, i just wish that i could be of more practical use to you.
Well what started off as a yucky day up here in Costa de Glenochil has turned into a beautiful day if a tad cold so i hope that Alimecca Alison is having a beautiful day wherever she is in my glorious country and that my fellow Scots are treating her well. This morning the mist and fog had pinched my hills but i have them back in full technicolour. Have a lot of cutting out to do for the wedding invitations and our Nephews fiance is quite easy going but doesn't like to put me to a lot of trouble. As i said to her she is getting married and we want her day to go the very best we can and that means her getting what she wants for invites not something easy that is ok. Boy i bet a lot of people would love to have her as a bride instead of some of the nightmares that are around. Have a lovely day everyone where ever you are and hugs to all my angels,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

anne said...

What a beautiful card Sue. Look forward each day to seeing your next one. I purchased your Christmas dies they are glorious. Really enjoying creating my cards with them. Xx

anne said...

What a beautiful card Sue. Look forward each day to seeing your next one. I purchased your Christmas dies they are glorious. Really enjoying creating my cards with them. Xx

anne said...

What a beautiful card Sue. Look forward each day to seeing your next one. I purchased your Christmas dies they are glorious. Really enjoying creating my cards with them. Xx

CraftyJo said...

Love the colours and the textures :)

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue
Pretty card.
Intrigued to see the video.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

karenlotty said...

Pretty card Have inks & beads so will be watching video with great interest

terrie said...

Beautiful card and wonderful video...
This card turned out really nice.
Well done Sue

DeyaniraC said...

What a beautiful card you have made for us today. yesterday was Christmas morning for me I finally received couple of your Dies Cut and they are very beautiful. Your C E dies cut are hard to find in Texas but I found them and with your permission I would like to say that I am member of club.
Thank you
Have a bless day.
PS. Sorry for the English I still learning it. I believed that Shakespeare would have been horrify.

Rach83 said...

Absolutely beautiful again, Sue. I just love anything with butterflies and this is no exception. The colour is so rich and that bow is just to die for with the stunning colour.

Rachel x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very pretty.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card - fabulous. I love the microbeads and the butterfly. The background die is a beauty. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said....

Beautiful card. Love the embossed background with the beads, lovely look. Gorgeous.

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, that lilac colour is stunning. I have the butterflies, they are magical. Thank you. Xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Gorgeous card, so elegant, the background is amazing. love the micro beads and butterflies. Thank you for an amazing and informative video. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Pam hugs to you and Robbie.
Heather T you and your brother are in my thoughts and prayers, hope all goes well, gentle hugs to you both
Special hugs to Tina E and Claire, Margaret corgi owner, Jean D, Steph, Norah and Rory, Tandy, Myra P, Maureen K, Anne C, Lynne M, Lynda B, Lindsay, Magpie, Alimecca and Aunt, Wheely Bad and Billy, Pat L and Sarah, Meg and babies Leo and Skylar, Brenda L, Sandram Mrs B, Helen K, P in Wales, Ita, Julie and Lee, TOB Theresa, Dawn txs, Angela W, Maria A and of course our Sue.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful card. Love the color with the sparkle and the different dies you used together! The videos are always so helpful. Of course you always make it look so much easier than when I do it!

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue The card looks great will have to watch the video later though.Thanks for sharing.

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, the background die is great and I've added it to my wishlist.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Maureen Killen said...

Good afternoon Sue, and all the ladies.
This is a stunning card Sue, and the video is great. It explains it so well.
We have a lovely sunny day up here in Newcastle, and I hope everyone is as well as they can be,
Love to all xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
What A Fantastic Video And Wonderful Card And The Photography Shots Really Bring It The Card To Life.
I Like Many Other People Just Love Butterflies, And The One You've Used On Today's Card With The Side View Is Just Beautiful And I Belive Its The Only One Like That On The Market, As I Really Love The Side View And How You Created A Three Dimensional Look. I Love The Mixture Of Your Tremendous Dies, And How You Embossed The French Background, And Then Inked Through The Dies With The Wonderful Shaded Lilac, Then Adding The Fabulous Micro Beads, Then Cutting Another French Background To Overlay The Embossed Card.
You Always Come Up With Fabulous Ideas And Techniques I Need To Get Inside Your Head To Check Them Out, Sue As Always I Can't Begin To Thank You Enough For Sharing Your Tremendous Work, This Wonderful Blog, Your Hard Work I'm So Looking Forward To Watching You On Create&Craft,
Thank You Sue For A Extremely Beautiful Card And A Very Informative Video, I For One Really Appreciate Every Thing You Do.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam x
Hugs To All

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning we by looking card today. I'm glad it only has butterfly's attached to it, as I'm not to keen on spiders.
Decorating at a full stop today as Pete has plants to plant in the garden. And also I'm told the paper really needs to dry out well. I couldn't bear to decorate very often, but it did need doing. I understand where your coming from Norah, when you say your don't know how your Auntie managed hers with everything that was attached to her. When Pete was ill he had Stoma bags attached to him and he hated it. Got into such a state trying to fit them on every few days.
Hugs to all today and looking forward to a play day with Sandra & Mrs B tomorrow.

Helen Kington said...

Good afternoon Sue - I love this card but would probably use a different colour. I so love your videos as I love watching you craft and find watching easier than reading what to do. Thank you for all your hard work.
Hope everyone is having a good day and that those in pain can cope with it and find some relief soon. If you are in pain, feeling blue or just having a bad day please accept a big hug from me. Take care all Helen K xx

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue another smasher and great video. Do love this white blue combination. I've bought several of the blue card packs, I need it on auto delivery as it's my go to card. Lol
Regards Zena x

Jane said...

Beautiful love everything about this one.

Jane xx

Paula said...

Another beautiful card Sue!

Paula x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Another Gorgeous Card Sue!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Today's video is fab and today's card is just beautiful !! I love it !! I love the colours you have used and the distress ink to. More fab techniques to try out Sue, and thank you very much for more fantastic inspiration. It looks great with the micro beads. I love your new butterfly dies they are very pretty and delicate and are very effective doubled up to make them more 3d looking. The dies you have used for the centre look lovely to and the sentiment is so lovely !! I love the bow to. Thanks for a lovely video and wonderful new card.
Sorry I missed blogging for two days but I have been unwell. I still looked in on your gorgeous creations though as I cannot miss a day without seeing your lovely cards Sue.
Sending you lots of love and hugs today from Tres x x x

To all the Wilsonettes, I hope everyone is having a good day today. Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Maureen Reiss said...

Love tis card!!! Really Beautiful!!

Ann Lauzon said...

Gorgeous card Sue...I loved the video, so gonna go make the card now. Thx

Jane Franklin said...

Wow thats a brilliant card. Looking forward to to watching the video. Luv to all jax

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card! You can never go wrong with a butterfly and pins on the same card...two of my favourite things. I'm always looking for different ways to use my micro beads so I'm looking forward to trying out this technique.
As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

janet said...

So pretty. I have the dies too!!
Thanks Sue. Will watch when i get the time.
Hgs Janet in Kent

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the colour scheme .
Off to watch the video now,

Meg said...

Lovely card Sue, I do love the lacy look. Saving videos to watch soon.I must be starting my Christmas cards soon, thank goodness I don't have many to make.

BIG, BIG THANK YOU to all who kept Leo in their thoughts and prayers and sent him hugs HE'S HOME!!!

Special love and hugs to Pam, Nana Tina, Lynda and all who sent hugs for Leo.


Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card I will watch video when I can not up to it at the moment. Sandra I sympathise with you not sleeping hope you fell better after resting today. Heather T hope you had good news about your brother. Tres hoping you are feeling better. Norah you have a wonderful way with words and have helped many of us with your caring thoughts. Steph hope you are feeling better today and your pain is less today. I still have my fingers crossed for Thursday and hope I can start getting back to normal. Love and hugs to all.

Susan White said...

Great video again Sue - love that blue colour! Susan x

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, what a pretty card and I love the techniques you have used with the colouring. Shall look out for this distress ink as it is a very useful colour, love from Jackie D

Theresa Pace said...

lovely card and brill techniques hugs xx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry I'm so late today. Just been one of those days!
Really love today's card. It's blue and white for a start . Lol!
I just love the inking through the die. Another brilliant tip.
The butterfly die set is beautiful. Love the seam binding bow and pins too.
Deyaniraci - Welcome ! Your English is just fine. I hardly ever try to speak or write in another language. x
Tres - sorry you haven't been so well . Hope you feel lots better now. x
Heather t - do hope and pray the news about your brother was good . x
Sandra , Mrs B and Pat - have a good day tomorrow - do you just craft or do you chat occasionally? Ha ha! x
Meg - great news! Leo has gone home! Isn't that just wonderful. Sending love to you all. xx
Steph - hope you are feeling a little better. Sending love to you too. x
Norah - the children loved the idea and the chatter was great! We made a good start. One little girl 5yrs old, who is usually so chatty was very subdued. I asked her gently if there was anything wrong . At first she shook her head but later came over and snuggled into my side - its so difficult as we are not supposed to touch the children . I find this so hard as when they are hurt you just want to give them a hug. She eventually told me she was sad because she wanted her daddy to come back! Her little face! Children do suffer. Sorry I'm on a soapbox today! X
Have a good everyone, hope you sleep well! For those of our friends who are at the other end of the day - have a lovely day!
Love to all,
Myra xxxx

Dawn Holben said...

A great video and another beautiful and stunning card.
I love the colour too.

Vie Carter said...

Just beautiful


Vie Carter said...

Just beautiful


nannapat said...

Thank you for another great video Sue. A beautiful card and I love the Shaded Lilac, very pretty! Pat x

Karen Drew said...

another beautiful card. The colours are gorgeous

Karen xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card and a fabulous video!

Brooke b said...

Gorgeous card,love the soft lilac colour and enjoyed your video. xx

Janice K said...

Stunning card in such a pretty colour.x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue and everyone,a very beautiful card,I would never have thought of using inks this way.
Thank you for the inspiration .

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a delightful card and I loved it right up until you added the bow. I love your bows but I don't think this card needed one. Great video and I like the idea of embossing then inking through before micro beading. I don't have this die but will try it with some that I do have. I am late tonight as I have just finished making a 'Sue style' card using the Italian background and various other dies plus the Quilted Flower embossing folder. My CS faux pearls are drying as I write. I am pleased with the result and just hope the customer is as well. It was hard, but I have now actually used some of the Periwinkle card lol

Sorry for all those still in pain or struggling and hope you feel better soon.

Virginia Davey said...

What a pretty card, the butterfly is different and I like the pearls for the body.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful and Very Elegant card
Take care
Hazel G XX

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. Where do all your ideas come from? Gx

Darlene4527 said...

Beautiful! Will have to try this technique.

Sandy H said...

Very pretty card. I'm saving the video to watch tomorrow. I think I'll need to get some micro beads soon.
Take care everyone.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card, love the colour, the ideas and will have to get some micro beads and seam binding ribbon, I love the way that falls, so soft looking.
Cheers from Tasmania

Laura O said...

stunning card,love this technique ,Laura O

Jean Bullock said...
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Jean Bullock said...

Beautiful card as usual. I pinned ... as usual http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605233341/