Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Fluttering Butterflies

Hi crafters!  This is a really different sort of card from me today (it actually opens!), but it is great fun and could be used for all sorts of different type of cards, young and old.  It's a great one to add to your crafty arsenal and bring out when you want something special.  Hope you like it!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card.
Evis M.

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. What a very pretty card, a bit CAS in a beautiful way, gorgeous butterflies in those pastel colours. Love it. Hazel x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue yes this is different but very nice . JJx

Anonymous said...

A really cute card with an easy to follow video. Thanks Sue.

auscrafts said...

very pretty card

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

what a special card today, so pretty and thanks to the video it looks so achievable too,

thank you

Muriel x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good Morning Sue and all the crafty crew.
Really love the pastel colours and of course the fluttering butterflies!!

Have a great day everyone.
Cameeli xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card I love butterflies must get the die thank you tracyw x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card easy to follow video. Thank you very much. Take care and have a fun day. Kitty.

Angela Wade said...

Good Morning, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes. Pretty Butterflies today, (which I have and use often) used in a novel way.
Have seen the inspirational video, thanks, Sue x

Hugs to all, especially absent friends, and all in pain or need (((( ))))

Angela in S. Wales Xx

Glennis said...

A very beautiful card - I am quite fond of butterflies

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Looking forward to watching the video tonight but this card looks beautiful.
Have to be at work early today so better get a move on! Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jacquie said...

Beautiful Sue, love all the butterflies.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a lovely and different card, love the floating butterflies. Great video. Have a great day. Bx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card this morning. Will watch video later as I'm just about to head out to work. Thank you for your lovely ideas every day. Hugs Heather x.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is a lovely, pretty card - and it opens!!
Hope everyone has as good a day as they can. Love xx

vinita jain said...

Hello Sue!
A different creation and enjoyed the video. An elegant card with a beautiful embossing and love those pastel butterflies!

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - how different - it's a must try!
Clare W

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is beautiful I do like butterflies a lot. I have the video to look forward to when I get back from work. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Good morning Sue
Today's gift would certainly make everyone smile and can you just imagine a little girl opening this gift on her Birthday morning. There would be smiles all round.
I have your pinpoint efolder and have to say it is beautiful to work with and that it's taken over from your other single pin/cluster pin efolder. Your colours are very summery and it's just what we need on a very very wet morning like today. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face to start the day.

Sandra - there is no need for you to have low self-esteem - having visited your blog (I still cannot get to leave a message but will still try) your creations are just beautiful and anyone would buy your gifts in a heart beat. Am sending lots and lots of good vibrations and hugs in the hope that they will help you recover. I just loath it when people use others for their gratification. Hope that makes sense to you.

Have to go as Mr E has dust driven up the back lane and will be in the kitchen in no time with bread and paper ready for his breakfast. He's just come in saying that the dykes are full and the fields are flooding. It started last tea time with a horrible thunderstorm and then continued raining through the night. It's still coming down like stair rods even now. Oh well flippers at the ready but for me it's definitely a staying in day.

To all under the weather hoping your better soon. To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Love the pastel butterflies. They look as though they have just landed to have a sneaky peak at what's inside this opening card!!! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs all round.

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card-quite different but great. I'm thinking about how it would look using snowflakes instead of butterflies.


Anonymous said...

What a lovely card, Sue, and such a surprise as it OPENS!! Is that a first LOL? Gorgeous colours and who doesn't like butterflies and fluttery ones at that. Thanks for the video.
Hope your trip home was 'uneventful' and guess you're going to the breakfast club. Greetings to your Mom. Did she ever wear her jeans?

'P' in Wales

Heather T - glad the baby has arrived safely - how is your brother?
Ita - so sad you're in hospital again and what a disappointment to miss the christening. Wishing you better days.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful butterfly card today a type that I have never seen you make before and such a novel one to do, one also that the grandchildren can make with me.

Have a great day everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy. hugs, June Smith xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card I don't
there is anyone who doesn't love butterflies
and a gorgeous colour too.
Nancyd xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very different card, but really pretty, loving the butterflies. I'm off to see how you created it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

carol edwards said...

Very pretty card Sue and it opens, can't recall that before. ! I just love butterflies these are beautiful x

val jones said...

Hi Sue. Love the brightly coloured butterflies on this beautiful card.
Bye for now
Love Val in Spain x

carol quinn said...


Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue saw this when you did your shows and am so glad you have made this video tutorial as so love making cards with movement. I t is gorgeous and so pretty. Thanks for sharing xxx

TDQ Karen said...

No one expects a card that opens! Must be a first. Love the style Sue, and one of my favourites of your EF, lovely xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and all Wilsonettes. WOW Sue, talk about a different card, this is SO different from your usual make, you've jumped out of the box let alone thought out of the box, your card actually made me laugh out loud as soon as your tutorial started, what a suprise. Its beautiful Sue, so special, and as Janet said, imagin the smile and giggles it would bring to a little girl. This card could be adapted for the festive season using your Justrite etc cute festive stamps. I made some childrens cards and tags last year using acitate but my childrens elements had a wobble and a jiggle to them as I didnt know how to do pop up cards, but I do now so thank you Sue for some wonderful tuition and inspiration.
Its a cold but dry day so far in Lancashire, sorry its all wet and unwelcoming in your little French village Janet, but the kitchen smells adorable.
Id like to congratulate our Wilsonette Tina on your debut DT card on the CE blog, see, dreams do come true.
Im sending our poorly friends warm hugs from my basket of love, please feel free to help yourselves. To our friends that are low, I too send you gentle hugs, and want you to know that when we say we miss you we mean it, your bright light is missing here, please take care and remember we will be here waiting to welcome you home.
Thanks Sue for a fun start to our day, hope your's is full of fun too.
Thinking of you all.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

DMJ said...

Love the butterflies, like everyone else, so off to watch the video.

Doreen x

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is so gorgeous Sue. I love butterflies and these are absolutely stunning here on this card. So beautiful and decorativ.

Debbie Tinks said...

Stunning card Sue ... Lovely happy crafting ...x. Have a nice day ...

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I remember this card from one of your shows. Very pretty, and a completely different style, the butterfly's are beautiful.

Love Rosemarie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love it, love that sentiment and the beautiful butterflies

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A great card, not too fussy, extremely effective. Love those Pastel Butterflies.
One I will definitely be having a go at.
Have a wonderful day

Patricia xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow this card is absolutely stunning I love everything about it. And the design of it is wonderful so take care Sue xx

Debs A xx

Jill Berg said...

Such a cute card - i do like cards with little surprises!

Diane said...

Hi Sue wow what a beautiful card today and it opens lol. The video is great and like others I can see this being adapted. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day and love to your mum. Love Diane G xxxx
Hugs today to all that need them and our missing friends xxxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This is a pretty card to be used for a lot of different occasions
Carol x

nattyboots said...

Such a very pretty card Sue
Elaine H X

gwen70 said...

A really gorgeous card Sue, will watch video later

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Great card, love the pastel butterfly's. Will watch video later.
Gail Cx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very beautiful . love Jean Z xx

Anonymous said...

Mornign Sue
What a pretty card thanks Sue
Regards, Audrey, Wicklow, Ireland958

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue pretty card with the butterflies.
Denise X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a pretty card and a brilliant video to show how to achieve it. Love it. Best wishes

Anne Crawford said...

Love this card and the Video! What a lovely surprise when you open the card, it's truly delightful and a great idea which can be adapted to other images, although butterflies are my favourites!
Miserable day here but a much better forecast for tomorrow so I think I might just go for a play in the craft room or bake something nice, it's that kind of day.
Love and Hugs to all xo

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Gosh,the butterflies are very bright for you but a very pretty card indeed.
Have a great day.
Ang x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! A card that opens lol. It's a fabulous card the colours are so pretty and cheers up a very wet and dull day. The video, as always, is easy to follow.
'P' in Wales my brother is a bit better but not out of the woods yet thanks for asking. My Great nephew is as cute as a button ( only seen photos so far because they live in Ireland) but it has certainly brought a smile to my brothers face since his arrival. Myra P thanks also for your good wishes regarding my Great nephew..
Hugs x
Heather T

Breezes said...

Very different in a very pretty way !

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty card, love the pastel butterflies. Will be trying this one. Will watch the video later.
Have a good day.

Janet hampson said...

WOW WOW and WOW Sue fantastic card
just love it!! Also a great video showing how easy it is to create...that is definitely my next card to make.
Hope you have a great time in Fl with your Mum.
Janet x

Alice G said...

Really different card from you today Sue. I really love it, it's exhuberent, colourful and fun. I'd love someone to send my this card. Really great idea to do the floating butterflies inside too.

Hugs Alice xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a gorgeous card, so pretty, with a lovely surprise when you open it, and so easy to do. Your videos make it so easy to see how to make the cards, thank you for taking the time to make them : )
I just want to say that Sandras cards honestly are stunning as both Pat S and I are lucky enough to have seen them "in the flesh". Pictures will never do them justice, no matter how good.! She is a seriously talented lady, I have never seen better cards at any craft fair etc. and I have been to my fair share!
Sending my daily hugs to everyone, with a special one for your Mom Sue. Take care.

Marion said...

Oh Sue that is stunning love it ,the butterflies are beautiful.
Marion H

nzillingworth said...


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love your fluttering butterflies and you make it look so easy. Your butterfly dies are the best and I use them lots

Hugs and best wishes to everyone

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a lovely card, got to say the checkerboard embossing folder gets me everytime! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Beautiful card, love the colours
looks very achievable

Ita so sorry you have been unwell again

Cheryl good luck with the radiotherapy

Welcome vinita

Sandra, don't allow yourself to be bullied! Believe in your creations and don't allow anyone to infer your work is theirs!

Love to all xxx

marg said...

Good morning Sue
Love today's card and the beautiful Butterflies!
Take care
And well done on the 6 million Sue!
Love Marg

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

Something very different from you today. for which "Thank You". I shall be watching your video a little later today but in the meantime hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well my fav thing is flutterby's and my fav colours to really love this card so sweet, hugs Sarah xx

hotpotato said...

ha ha Sue, you don't do opening cards! Still lovely though.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so pretty really like this one.
Thank you for the video.

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, butterflies are soooo versatile
They make everybody smile. Will have to watch the video later, but it seems that everybody is taken on with it, Tuesday is the day I help my friend in her craft shop in Grangemouth, believe me I'm in seventh heaven, where do I start and when do I stop!

Take care everyone, hugs to all. Jess x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Clever card and easier to achieve than it looks! Thanks for sharing, your videos are always easy to follow.
A very useful card for any occasion.
Lorna D

Chris Curry said...

A pretty card Sue. I like the way you have attached the butterflies, and I have that embossing folder too, its so useful. Thank you.Xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh how wonderful! Fluttering butterflies!! I adore them as asthey are such pretty creatures......mini angels! Your card today is so different from your norm but so very beautiful too and many thanks for the great video too.
Hugs to all our dear friends who are feeling lowor poorly hope your days get better very soon.

Love Sheila xx

Brooke b said...

Beautiful card, love the butterflies. Very useful card many thanks Sue. xxxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, wow a full card, only teasing, it's beautiful. I love butterflies and so I will be trying out a version of this card as I don't have these ones. Love the colours, and having tried the snow I have been putting it on any card I can.
X Ros

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Like it - I love it. It is absolutely stunning. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

A very pretty card love the butterflies in pastel colours indeed.


Ivy L xx

Paula said...

Forgive me for not visiting every day, I have shingles so not feeling too good. This card is so beautiful, there's something about butterflies! Thank you for all the tuition and inspiration Sue.

Paula x

ellyscard creatief said...

Love,love,love this card.
Gr Elly

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card ! I do love those butterflies. Haven't watched the video just yet as am just waiting for a friend to call as we are have a shopping trip today! Nice to go before it gets too busy. Trouble is we have coffee - chat for too long - walk around a bit - have lunch - chat for too long then coffee/tea before we set off for home! Take out the chatting and coffee breaks and we could do it in a couple of hours!
Still it's lovely to have a day out and I don't have to drive today either. Made hubby a sandwich so I don't feel guilty about leaving him !
Have a good day day everyone.
Will check back later.
Love to all,

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A really fresh and beautiful card for today simply love those pastel butterflies, reminding us of a warm summers day.

Take care everyone hugs to all who need one or even two.
Margaret corgi owner

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and Wilsonette friends,
Oh how lovely but simple your beautiful card is today Sue and so very true. I love the simplicity of this card and the coloured butterflies against the purity of the white background. Thank you Sue for a beautiful card.
Heather, congratulations on the birth of your great nephew. I hope you have many happy cuddly hours with him.
Barbara, what a lovely hubby you have but one piece of advice...don't get rid of your old machine as on power cut days you can still indulge in a bit of crafting.
Ahh so we have Great auntie Jean as well with a new great niece, enjoy the smiles and cuddles and laughter Jean.
Jane, i hope that you and your lovely hubby have a wonderful time in Rome and enjoy everything about your trip, what a wonderful anniversary gift to get.
Oh Ita, i am so sorry that you missed such a great event. Please take it easy and be good as i am beginning to think that you are like my mum had her holiday bag permanently packed for the hospital. Take it easy sweet lady, sending you hugs just because.
Sandra, no one got the chance to buy your beautiful cards because they didn't know you were there. Please stop being so hard on yourself as you make exquisite cards and jewellery worthy of the queen so don't you go bringing yourself down like that. I am so sorry flower that it has taken it's toll on you but please don't give up as you have a talent that people should see. Hugs just to keep you going and i hope that you are feeling a bit better soon.
Myra, it is the one thing that i love going to each year is the pantomine. Although there is one on at the MacRobert Centre at Stirling University, it is dear so Glasgow costs me half the price and it is a great night out. Although John has been across living in USA since he was 10, he still has his Glaswegian accent and brings back so many happy memories of my Glasgow relatives that were tickets i can tell you, Great Auntie Katie being the worst as she would encourage you to miss behave, hee!hee!hee! very happy memories.
Well having just found out that i am going to be a granny for the first time i am shaken to the core, more so because i had hoped for Kirsten to wait a wee while but it is not to be so onwards and upwards because as i said to her wee will get through this and there is things could be a lot worse than having a wee baby. When i said to her last week before she made her discovery that just because my Nana and my mum were grans at 48, didn't mean i wanted to be that age when i became one. She says no mum you'll be older because i am not wanting a baby the now, i didn't think i would be just a 3 weeks out of it. Someone said the other day something about butterflies, well i had one come into my bedroom last night as we were sitting talking which was the strangest thing to me, so any ideas my Angels?
It is quite a nice day up here today with the skies a lovely shade of blue with some white cotton wool clouds. My hills are showing up their lovely colours and everything is so still, so lets see what today brings.
Sending hugs to all my Angels both on the blog and not at the moment. I hope our missing Angels can come back home again soon,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)
P.S Maria Alder, did you get my message from google about your prize at Crafters Companion? x

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card,love butterflies.

SHARICA said...

Love the butterflies xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeouse card. Very pretty with beautiful butterflies, love it. Thanks for the video.

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely sentiment and a lovely card.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what's there not to like? Those butterflies are delightful, as is the card.
Hope you're enjoying life.
Hugs, Rose

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what's there not to like? Those butterflies are delightful, as is the card.
Hope you're enjoying life.
Hugs, Rose

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, butterflies are my favourite crafty items and this card shows them off beautifully. Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

Anonymous said...

Pretty card.

Take care


Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
Yes it is different, but very adaptable for any occasion. Also very nice, with the pastel colours.
Have a good day everyone.
Susi x

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

What a lovely card and I love the floating butterflies very pretty indeed.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Laura O said...

love the card can't beat butterflies ,Laura O

cr@fty said...

Hi Norah
My Grandmother always said that when somebody passes away they come to visit you as a butterfly.
Thanks for best wishes regarding my Great Nephew.
Hugs x
Heather T

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card I love your butterfly dies and this embossing folder is just perfect. Thank you for all the inspiration you give us.
Hope you have a lovely day, love Brenda xxx

SANDRA What can I say that hasn't been said already - you make beautiful cards and jewellery, just hold your head up high, have fath in yourself, don't let this horrid experience put you down, you're worth more than that. Love and hugs, take care and keep well..
ITA Sorry you ended up in hospital again and missed the christening I hope things are taking a turn for the better now, love and prayers
NORAH Congratulations I know you will be a wonderful grandma. LOL
MYRA P enjoy your day with your friend I'm sure Mr P will enjoy his sandwich. And you'll have so much to chat about when you return. Take care LOL

Sue from Wiltshire said...

So very pretty and delicate.

Jill Liddle said...

Great to have a "different" card today. Still lovely and so feminine

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, a great video and a very different card from you. I really love it. Kind regards Joanne K x

Joanna Dickson said...

I really like the colours you have used Sue. I've been making frames myself for my Christmas cards. They look really effective. Lots of love
Jo xx

Jean Bullock said...

I love the framed aperture. The embossing is very cool and the butterflies are so delicate and pretty. I pinned. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605533801/

Joanna Dickson said...

North McPhee. You are such a lovely lady. Congratulations on your news. I never see anyone's comments daily but I made a point of reading yours today. The butterfly was either a visit from heaven letting you know everything will be ok or you had an insight into Sues amazing creation lol.
Enjoy your day
Lots of love
Ps I hope you don't mind my comment for Norah. We all share a passion for a lady with an immense talent so we have something in common xx

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty - I'm afraid I haven't time to watch the video at the moment (tidying the garden while the sun shines!) but I will certainly enjoy it later.

Maxine T said...

Love the butterflies Sue, cute card. Maxine Tre

Rach83 said...

Beautiful card and so elegant. I love the soft colours of the butterflies. Wonderful sentiment too.

Rachel x

Susan White said...

Great video again Sue - simple, but really pretty card. Susan x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love the butterflies.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
thank you so much for the wonderful tutuorial on this fabulous creation.
I love your butterfly dies, and they will be my next purchase of your dies.
I am very excited as I sent some Spellbinders cards to Create and Craft for their gallery, and I have been chosen as their first club crafter of the month to go out in a email today.
Lots of crafty love. jenny L.

June Horrocks said...

Love the card so much sue can't go wrong with butterfly's see the vidio later thank sue congrats to you steph for winning Kim's card love June xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Butterflies! A beautiful card and I love the colours you chose. I have made pop-up cards before but never in this way. I like the way you can turn it inside out and stand it so the butterflies are proud of the card (as seen in the closing shots of the video), a great idea.

Congratulations Norah on becoming a granny. When you have got over the shock I expect you will be getting the knitting needles out and creating some gorgeous layettes.

Hugs to all who need them.

nannapat said...

Totally different design for you Sue and so pretty. Gorgeous butterflies and such lovely colours. Pat x

Vick said...

Beautiful, and I love the fact that you designed a side view of a butterfly, hugs, Vick xx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, what a nice different card from you today, do like the surprise inside! Love Jean xxx

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone. Beautiful card and so unusual for you to make a open card :-) The butterflies are so nice in the pastel colours.Lovely video tutorial

Norah-thank you again for this morning,if they are the same I send you one. Have never been to a panto,the other half is not keen so will have to go myself one year.Congratulations for becoming a grandma,how lovely even if it came earlier then expected :-)
Sure Rory will be excited when he get the news. Hug to you and your family.
Sandra- you were very unlucky on your day,please don't let that stop you for another.Your cards are lovely and they will soon sell out at your next attempt,big hug.
Ita- sorry to hear you in hospital again.Take care and hug to you.
Myra P-hope you had a lovely time with your friend today.
To all and Norah,Wheelybad,ToB,Janet,June,Sandra,Lynne M,Alison,Ita,Myra,Pam,Steph,Brenda,Sam,Pat and our little ones and Sue Have a nice evening

Warm hugs Maria x

Any of you lovely wilsonette's going to the NEC on Saturday ?

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely fun card - very sweet.
Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

terrie said...

Great card and video...
Great idea on how to do the pop for inside the card...
Well done Sue

Janice K said...

A different design but equally beautiful, love the pop up butterflies. Must give this a go myself, thank you for the great inspiration.x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

So true, and pretty card to boot.

Sandra said...

Good afternoon Sue & lovely friends,
What a lovely fun card today perfect for a little girl I think, so pretty, both inside and out!
Well one positive that has come out of the disastrous weekend is that I now have plenty of new things to put on my blog, so standby for updates! Ism trying to have a more positive day today, I think that having a coffee morning and craft sale here would be something to consider in the future, thank you for all of your support, help and advice, you have seriously helped me recover from the weekend, I think it was exhaustion mixed with huge disappointment and what now appears to be a nasty cold, probably from sitting next to the open fire exit on Saturday! I honestly don't think I would have recovered from such a low so quickly without you lovely bunch, heartfelt thanks once again x
Norah, what fantastic news, you are a year ahead of me age wise and I can't wait yo become a grandma, although my daughter is only 20 and not ready for motherhood at all, she can barely cope with her puppy!
You will be an amazing Granny!
Janet, I hope the rain stops soon, it doesn't come anywhere near your lovely home does it?, I would love to be sitting round that table with you right now, fresh bread, France does a lovely butter that has sea salt crystals in too, it's divine, we always stock up when we sea it, but just that on a still warm French stick,oooooh!
I would come back a fair sight heavier!
Well I get to spend the day with my two lovelies tomorrow (pat & Sue)! Can't wait xx
Huge hugs to each and everyone of you amazing friends
Sandra xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card - thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Well, you got me with the name of the card...I adore butterflies so I knew I was going to love this one even before I saw it...and I do!! I think the embossing folder you used this time is great and all those pretty butterflies complete with their jewels are a dream. As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Will watch video later.
hugs to everyone who wants one and needs one. I know I could do with a big one just now feeling pretty low and cant seem to do anything right.

lynda said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes Such a lovely open card
& with my favourite Butterflys love the colours you have made them in thank you for showing this one.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx Hugs to your Mom xx

Sandra glad you sound more positive today & hopefully your pain is subsiding & you feel better.Have a lovely day with Pat & Sue tomorrow. I was chocked up reading your post yesterday.sendin you Giant Hugs lovely lady Love Lynda xx

Myra P hope you had a lovely day with your friend Hugs Lynda xx

NORAH congratulations on becoming a grandma it's the best thing in the world I have put some pictures of my little Harry on my blog if you would like to have a look Hugs to you & Rory Lynda xx

Pam your in my thoughts Hugs for you & Robbie.Lynda xx

Big Hugs to Margaret corgi owner,Jean D, Wheelybad & Billy,TOB Theresa,Yorkielass June,Lindsay,Tina E,Tres,Tandy,Lynne M & Tilly&cully,Cameeli,Sheila G,
Myra P & all & everyone on the blog love Lynda xx

Shazza said...

it is gorgeous x

karenlotty said...

I'm back No network or Internet has felt awful We tend to take these things for granted here Lovely card Sue & I'm looking fwd to "catching up" Haven't caught up with your comment Sandra Need to find your blog too!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today. And I love your butterflies. My niece in Australia would love this as she's a great fan of them. Must watch the video later and this one might just wing it's way over there in the near future.
I'm glad your feeling more positive today Sandra and look forward to seeing you tomorrow. I assume that Mrs b will be picking you up as usual. Hugs to all in need of one today.

scrAPpamondo said...

Very delicate and sweet colours. Great card, thanks for the video!

Dawn holben said...

Very elegant and delicate, I love the pastel colours and I think it is very spring like and very nice to see.

Craftysusan said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue. Can't wait to watch the video. Thanks too for your advice on C&C about using Archival ink pads for stamping. I made a perfect image the first time I used it with one of the new Creative Expressions dance stamps. I am so pleased as I am usually rubbish at stamping.

Wheely Bad said...

Many congratulations Jenny, I saw the email from C and C a little while ago. You must be delighted ;)


T x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, gorgeous butterflies, love the pastel colours.

NORAH congratulations on the Granny news, you are right you are far too young!!!!!!!!!! Once you get over the shock you will have plenty of time to get knitting, see all that wool your husband moans about, it will come in handy now!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Super demo! I love the floating butterflies.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Butterflies- love them! I remember a presenter on C and C saying that they were almost the international symbol of craft. I also love the old adage of if you make a mistake stick a butterfly on it! Seriously though this card would be just right for my baby sisters 16th birthday next year, or my friends 30 something birthday later this month. A proper all rounder.

It seems from reading the comments you are back 'home' again Sue. If you are I hope the weather is good and Mom is well. Big hugs for her (& you of course!) from myself and Billy x

Ita, I hope you're ok. Get well soon so you can get back crafting xxx

Sandra, I used to sell and some days were good, some stunk royally! I am getting the impression from ladies who have seen your work you are very, very talented- I would love to know what your blog address is so I can see for myself- don't give up, I think the trick is finding the right place/ event to sell at. Very best of luck finding that place as when you do you'll do brilliantly xxx

Norah- wow, bet that was a shock! You'll be a perfect Grandmother and Rory will love being an uncle. I hope the weather hasn't been too severe for you xxx

Again, apologies for my absence lately. My body doesn't appreciate the changing weather I think, plus my back has been a cause for concern. I have tried to be busy when I can, I've been decorating my storage I painted. I did a sort of old fashioned decoupage, cutting out or using die cuts of early 20th century illustrations of flowers, ephemera etc. It looks like a big collage but the bits are so pretty - Butterflies flowers. It's done well taking my mind off things. I just need to line the trays and it's ready to be home to my dies, A4 EFs, favourite stamps, card and those little bits like CE glues, gilding wax and the like. It took ages, doing a couple of bits at a time but I'm happy. I've been doing some crochet too. I think the upheavals changing cleaner and PA must've took its toll but I have 'managed' it without ending up in bed for a spell.

Some good news though, I finally got 'Let it Snow' die! How happy am I?! Also there's a new craft shop in town so weather/ body permitting my PA and I are going Thursday to see if we can fit my chair in! If not theres a lovely independent coffee shop and yarn shop nearby so the trip won't be wasted!

Which means a rest till then, it'll be worth it though ;)

So that's life in my little patch of Suffolk, Lots of hugs to everyone, especially if you need them. Billy sending wags and woofs too!

T x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love everything about it, the butterflies are lovely and the colours are really pretty.

Thank you for another fab video

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Susan Morgan said...

Wonderful technique! Love it!

Sue xx

Jean flowers said...

Hi Sue I love all things with butterflies and this is gorgeous. Love it. Jean

Theresa Pace said...

love the surprise on the inside. hugs xx

Annie said...

Very pretty card, Sue, thanks for the video also, love the soft colours
Annie x

barbara macaskill said...

GORGEOUS! I am headed to my craft room in just a few minutes to make a card similar to this beauty! Thanks for the inspiration!

janet said...

I found the embossing folders from the last few days, and have got them in the Sunrise crafts sale! Now off to look for those butterflies. I've resisted so far, but if I can get thema bit cheaper -then I NEED them -don't I? Your card says YES.
Janet in Kent

Virginia Davey said...

Very very pretty love the butterflies

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! A fab card and a fab video to !! Who would not love Butterflies !! A wonderful helpful video, explaining everything so simply, so thank you so much for that Sue. Very much appreciated. Your card is gorgeous Sue. I love your butterflies in different Pastel colours - so pretty. I love your Austrian dies to. Your Butterfly dies are on my huge long wish list along with your Checkerboard background EF. I love the Butterflies inside the card on the acetate to. A really pretty fun card today Sue. Thank you so much for sharing it with us all.
I will definately be having a go at making my own version of your beautiful Butterfly card.
Sending you and your Mum lots of love today Sue. I hope you are having a good day, love from Tres x x x

Hi Sandra. I hope you have had a better day today. Like others have said, please don't let one bad experience put you off having another go at selling your cards. I have not seen any of your cards but I am sure, going by other peoples comments, that they are beautiful. Good Luck, stay positive and keep trying !! Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Norah, Congratulations on your exciting news !! I am sure you will make a fab Nana !! Sending you and your family lots of love today from Tres x x x

Pam, Lynne M and Lindsey, Missing you all big time. I hope you are all ok. Thinking of you and sending you all lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to all the Wonderful Wilsonettes today. Take care everyone love from Tres x x x

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
WOW What a fun card - remember seeing it on a show recently. Love the pastel coloured butterflies too.
I think I will have to look for these butterflies - can never have too many!!
Thank you for showing 'how too'.
Sheila x

Craftycatty said...

I am away to make the card as I bought the butterfly die last week. Thanks for the inspiration as I have a wee mental block just now,

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty and fun card Sue. I really have to admire your dexterity - every move you make is bang on. It's difficult to say if you'd laugh or cry if you saw me in action!!! :o)

Mary Mac x

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Love the card but the video will have to wait as I have only just come home. SueL x

Darlene4527 said...

Pretty card. Still have to watch the video.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful fun card. Loving the pastel butterflies. Never made a card like this but will be giving it a try later. Thanks for a great video they help me loads. Take care.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Sandy H said...

Pretty card. Hope I can see the video tomorrow as I'm having some problems with my laptop.
Lovely to hear your news, Norah.

AnneRD said...

Very pretty Sue, lovely butterflies. Anne x

hazel young said...

Beautiful butterfly card, can never go wrong with these little beauties x xhazel

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful card, with a back too!


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, loving the card the butterflies are very pretty.
Annie B, Irchester, Northants

America said...

Great Textures. Lovely use of the multi-colors and beautifully cut Butterflies.

Linda Graham said...

Very pretty card Sue,love the butterflies, thank you, Linda x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Playing catch up with your blog today
You cant go wrong with Butterflies as they are Gorgeous in real life just as in Dies
A really beautiful card
Take care
Hazel G XX