Saturday, 1 November 2014

Thinking Of You

 Hi bloggers!  How about a butterfly day!  As usual, I started with the background and inked the Climbing Vine embossing folder with a Clear Perfect Medium pad.  I inserted a piece of milk coloured card and letter pressed it through the Grand Calibur transferring the ink to the floor of the embossing folder design.  I dusted the card with Angel Gold Sparkle Mica powder for a soft shimmery look.  You can see it in some of the close ups pics below.  I cut the piece into three strips and matted then with a thin back mat and attached them to a larger piece of milk card.  Next I cut three butterflies from the Magical Butterfly die set out of black glitter card.  I mounted them diagonally across the panels of the background.  I added cream flatback pearls in the centres of the bodies as accents.  I used some black pearl swirls as butterfly trails across the card.  I stamped the sentiment (from Justrite) on to milk card in Black Archival ink.  I cut it out with the tag from the Austrian Collection and inked it with Antique Linen before removing it from the die.  I cut a second tag from black card and cut it in half and added it as a shadow behind the milk tag.  I added it to the upper corner of the card with mounting foam.  I completed the card with a pierced milk mat, a thin black mat and a final milk coloured mat.  The finished dimensions are 8 " x  8" in size.

The winner of the Wednesday Card Giveaway this week is:

Dawn Holben!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.  All for now, Sue x

PS  I keep meaning to say that I have always had the word verification thing turned off on my blog so I haven't a clue why some of you are having to go through it!  I will try to find out if it is something that Blogger has now added to their blogs and what might be done about it.  I have always found it very annoying myself and have never activated the feature on my blog!  I so hope it doesn't cause you to stop leaving me comments as I really look forward to them daily!

















178 comments:

carol edwards said...

Wow I think I'm first this morning, not surprised as awake since 5 am. Such a beautiful card Sue and I just adore butterflies. Love the panels and the pearls. Thank you. Enjoy your weekend everyone x

auscrafts said...

another beautiful card ,lovely background folder

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, always in awe of your perfect matting with such tiny borders!

'P' in Wales

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card.
Beautiul butterflies
Gr Elly

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. The glitter butterflies look gorgeous with the panels and the letter press technique. Congrats to dawn on her lucky win. Have a great weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Beautiful Butterflies beautiful card.
Have a good weekend, take care it is raining here so that means a crafty day. Kitty

Sheila Lampard said...

Morning Sue
WOW This is the card I wanted to see!! It's gorgeous.
Thank you - you've made me a very happy person so early in the morning!
Sheila x

Sheila Lampard said...

Congratulations to the card winner!!

carol edwards said...

Forgot to say congratulations to Dawn x

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful butterflies!
Lovely card Sue, have a good weekend , hope you are well,
XxRuth

Breezes said...

Another stunner - love the embossing !

Hugs,
Rose
xx

Glennis said...

So beautiful

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, again a really beautiful card today Sue, I love the way you have deeply embossed and letter pressed the ef with her perfect medium and then used the powder, I can see it better in some of the pictures as you say, I keep meaning to try this but have not got round to it, it is on my craft bucket list which is getting longer and longer hehe!! has anyone else got one of those................

Anyway have a great Saturday whatever you are doing, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this one! A real stunner!

Up early again still on Turkish time!

Busy day yesterday trying to get washing and drying done. Not tackled the ironing yet! Tilly and her friend Imogen love Halloween they created spectacular displays outside graveyards and skeletons in the garden! The houses are becoming quite famous as each year they get more elaborate! Then had a christening candle to do which didn't take too long. Then have had to finish the table decorations for tonight's work's Halloween party! I must be mad !!!!!

Well today need to go and decorate the room and could do with clearing my craft room so I can get set for Christmas.

Pam hoping you are doing OK take your time people completely underestimate the length of time it takes to adjust to bereavement or trauma. In fact I think in most cases people learn to live with it but never completely accept it.

Steph, mojo back my friend? I suggest just get in your den cut one die and you will be off. You said that you didn't sell too much at the market may be that has caused you to lose your mojo.i remember doing a couple of car boots with baby stuff it was hard work people didn't want to spend anything and it actually left me feeling depressed. Never did it again!

Well see you all tomorrow xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue look forward to your daily blog also love reading all the comments JJx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow what a beautiful card this is my kind of card. It's stunning I love the butterflies take care Sue xxx

Debs A xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Such a lovely card again today I love the mica powder you've used in the letterpress tecnique its stunning. Your butterflies are beautiful.
Congratulations Dawn.
Hugs x
Heather T

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Really beautiful card today. The embossing folder is lovely. Thank you for all the inspiration you bring. Off to work now. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heather x

Anonymous said...

Very effective especially in these colours. Lots to try out from this card - thank you Sue.
Do hope that the word verification can be removed as it is hard to read at times. Here goes!
Jan
Northampton

ang said...

Beautiful card, loving the subtle sheen from the letterpress and i adore butterflies angxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Love butterflies and your card is stunning. Must try the letterpress/mica powder technique. I need to make a start on my Grandma's birthday card so might try this as the background.
Congratulations Dawn on your win. I don't know about anyone else but I just ignore the robot thing and go straight to signing in (but this might only work with google accounts), and it seems to work. Well I only have this weekend left off work and haven't got much crafting done at all this week, time has flown! Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Sue xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

WOW-simply stunning card! Love everything about it especially the glittery butterflies.

Congrats to the winner.

Michele.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, and all the crafty crew.

A very pretty card and the butterfly is just lovely. Love the climbing vine folder really effective with the angel gold sparkle...

Congratulations Dawn enjoy your prize!!

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.
Hugs to you Pam thinking of you.
Cameeli xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card today, love the butterflies. Congrats to the card winner. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card as usual. I'd not seen the embossing folder before - how pretty and how deep the embossing. And of course, the butterflies! Beautiful! Best wishes, Anne O

Edwina Scotney said...

Good Morning Sue, this is such a lovely sympathy card, very appropriate. The butterflies are beautiful, think they may be the next purchase. Have a good weekend Edwina

Lesley Cann said...

Love the card today. Am always a big fan of butterflies and these are beautiful. Have a great weekend.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Your gift today is beautiful. Monochrome is one of my favourite colour scheme and who could go wrong with butterflies. Your new vine folder look stunning and just may have to be 'NEED' although I have said I have enough folders!!!
I'm sure that today's gift would cheer anyone up coming through the letterbox. Butterflies are really special and magical. So thank you for starting my very cold day with a smile and some comfort.

Pam - Hope you're OK. You're still here in my heart.
Steph - hope your MoJo is returning. Do you do any other craft? I always find that if I loose my paper MoJo I just move over to another craft and it comes back - not always quickly but it does come back-.
Sandra - fingers crossed that you have a good day and find some enjoyment in it.
Brenda - We had just sat down for our coffee in Corigny when you posted your blog. I just knew someone had joined us to have a chat lol.
Norah - I missed you yesterday. Hope you're OK and just having a rest.

Well sister Wilsonettes yesterday's market was it's usual wonderful self. Despite the cold and damp all the stallholders were there and quite a few buyers as well. Because of the damp etc we sat inside for our coffee and was met with a real babble of noise (the French can be so noisy at times lol). Gossip was rife as whilst we were walking down the market two males came out of another cafe and started shouting and threatening each other about the lady stallholder who sells cooked meats. Pleased to say it didn't get to fistycuffs as she sorted them out but you can just imagine how the story raced through the market can't you. The four 'gamblers' were absent this week but Mr & Mrs Gossip herself was there. We called at the Pastry Shop on our way back to the car and brought back two of the most delightful pastries for after tea. Raspberry mousse sat on a thin crispy layer of something like tiny popcorn with whole raspberries in the mousse; a very thin layer of sponge on top and on the top of that the most beautiful raspberry gel and to finish off a sliver of white chocolate. Mr E decided he would have Caramel this week so his was basically like mine but on the top was caramel layers with chocolate sprays. I hope I haven't made all of you ill by reading this or jealous in any way but it was just heavenly!!!!

A quick lick round with brush and duster today and then try and get some embroidery done later.
To all who are in pain and feeling too good hope your day gets better as it goes along. To all take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ... Have a nice weekend.... x happy crafting...

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card. The embossed background is gorgeous and the sparkly butterflies look lovely with their pearly trails! Thanks for sharing. Congratulations to Dawn.
Hugs.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue. My type of card love it . love Jean Z xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
"WOW" What A Truly Tremendous Card I Love Cards That You Make When You Cut Them Into Panels The Embossing Is Absolutely Awesome I Just Love It When You Put It a Through The Grand Calibar And Add The Hint Of The Beautiful Mica Powder It Seems To Bring Out The Beauty Of The Embossing.
I Love Your Stunning Butterflies, And How You've Cut Them Out Of Glitter Card, I Don't Have Any Glitter Card, Never Use It, I'd Rather Use Your Extra Fine Glitter In Black If You Have Any, Or The Stunning Black Diamond Snow (I Don't Think For One Minute It's Called That, But I Can't Think Of The Correct Name Lol!) I Love The Beautiful Sentiment You've Used From JustRite I Love The Flourish Of The Sentiment.
Sue Yet Another Awesome Card Thank You So Much For Sharing, Thank You For The Great Photography Shots, They Are Great Showing Your Card In Such Clear Detail.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xx
Hugs To All
Congratulations To The Wednesday Comment Gift Card Winner, I'm Thrilled For You.




Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. May I start by sending this sentiment back to you as I know just how manic life is for you just now. But this time tomorrow, well what's not done, isn't done, sit back, and enjoy your time ahead xx.it also goes to ALL our missing Wilsonettes. You will know when you feel ready and you will ALL be welcomed home with the same amount of love and support.
Secondly Sue, if you think a few little numbers or letters will keep us away, then yes, you need a rest ! Wild horses or tornados wont stop US from enjoying the best craft blog in craftland, so dont worry.
Barbie - welcome home. If you need a hand you know where to find me both in virtual and real life. Have a wonderful night and email me photo's Id love to see your hard work being enjoyed xx

Looking forward to my visit to France today Janet.

This is a beautiful card and I find that using strips of card in this way so useful, and I keep strips of card like this especially for this use and to die cut small dies. In fact I probably have the same amount of 'scrap strips' as I do full unused card but I cant throw ANY bits or scraps away as I know that when I DO have a clear out, I'll be diving into my paper re-cycle bin to retrieve it !!!
I really must try to practice my letter pressing - maybe on some scraps, the last time I tried it my mica powder looked so patchy and I swear I took a full day to load my ef with my embossing glue pad ! Practice makes perfect as they say.

Well, I'll start to wind down now but I must congratulate our Wednesday winner, what an amazing card, it will be like an envelope of smiles when you receive it so enjoy.
To all that are not well, or hurt in any way, my basket of hugs is full so enjoy as many as you need. To those who feel down, lonely, depressed, if I could surround you with warm sun and protective rainbows I would, but I surround you with loving thoughts and gentle cuddles until your hurt subsides and that cloud lifts.
Have a good day my friends. Wind down if you can Sue.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Sorry - Sandra, Good Luck.

TDQ Karen said...

Just beautiful, love butterflies so this is a real winner

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card as always love the triptych design
always looks stunning.
Nancyd xx

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Gorgeous card but I cannot resist butterflies. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn. X

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the touch of mica on the pretty panels.
Donna Jones

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card with gorgeous butterflies. Kind regards Joanne K x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful card, love the layout.

I don't have any problem with word verification on your blog so not sure why it happens with some and not others!

Have a great weekend.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Janice K said...

Fantastic design, love the Climbing Vine embossing folder as it's given such great texture to the card.x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - it's a must try - love that austrian tag shape - Yes I am asked to verify to ensure I am not a robot - somedays I feel like one! It's not an onerous thing to do and might prevent that silly advertising spam stuff you get sometimes perhaps I am thinking? - wouldn't deter me from commenting on such a wonderful blog - Happy Saturday all
Rgs
Clare W

val jones said...

Lovely butterfly card Sue. Who doesn't like butterflies?
Congratulations to Dawn.
Have a good weekend.
Love Val in Spain x

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue. I keep forgetting to do panels and they are so effective. I have the butterfly dies, they are beautiful. Thank you. Xx

Jill Berg said...

Very pretty...

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I love your butterflies and how you so neatly cut the three panels and layers. Not sure what the word verification is but the past week or so IE displays the 'security certificate' error message on Blogger. Have a good weekend. SueL x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the butterflies

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card as always, the EF is just gorgeous, I have dots and checkerboard so need something floral, think this is it....

Muriel x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love those butterflies, they look fabulous in black. Beautiful card as always! Love Jean xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Who wouldn't love a butterfly or two or three lol! Beautiful crisp embossing too.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Joan D said...

Another fabulous card, I always think that butterflies are fab. I do have a lot and use them regularly. The colours and textures are stunning. Thank you for the inspiration Sue XX

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card. love the butterflies and the panel effect, just lovely.
Well done to Dawn, enjoy your card.
Lydia
X

CHERYL brown said...

Quite a striking card for the 1st November.
Congratulations to Dawn.
After 2 days of attending hospital for checkup, Dexa scan and CT scan, my radiotherapy sessions have been set to start on 27th November with the last one on 17th December, just in time for Christmas celebrations to start. Happy lady.
Gentle hugs and butterfly kisses to all that ae inneed of them
Cheryl xxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, today may be the last this year to see real butterflies, and what better way to celebrate them with this beautiful card. Triplett cards always look very classy and this is a perfect example.
Congrats to this weeks winner. Have a great weekend everyone.
X Ros

hazel young said...

Beautiful card love the panel cards xx hazel

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card - your butterflies are GORGEOUS.
Might try this letterpressing technique as I love the mica powders. Am not very successful when I ink up the folders.
Hugs, Rose

Susan White said...

Really pretty card today Sue, and the background effect is really clever - must have a go with some of my embossing folders. Thanks for sharing, Susan x

DMJ said...


A lovely card, simple but effective!!!


Doreen x

Diane said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card again today really showing off those wonderful butterflies (sit on your hands Diane you don't need anymore butterfly dies really do you?!!!) lol. I was thinking of making a black and white card today for my daughters friend so may have a go at this one. I have only had to prove I was a robot once and the good thing about an iPad is you can enlarge the screen if they are too small to read! Hope you have a great day. Love Diane G xxxxx
P in Wales have you tried perfect layers for your mats, they work really well if you want any size and are quite easy to use with a craft knife. Xxx
Dawn congratulations on winning the card xxx
Norah hope you are ok xxx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Stunning card today, as always. The embossing folder is very detailed.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Such a quaint card, butterflies are just so sweet and I love the cards you do with the panelling.
I have only been asked once to verify and thought it was a random check just to make sure we're human!!!
Nothing would deter me love my daily inspiration fix!!
Lorna D

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another beautiful butterfly card, the glitter on them really enhances them
Hugs
Carolx

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card! Like the others I adore butterflies and the three panelled style really shows them off .
Janet ,I also love hearing your stories of France it does sound idyllic, just as well I'd had my breakfast when I read your comment, as the pastries sound mouthwatering I would have been raiding the cupboard looking for something sweet to eat!
Congratulations to Dawn on being the Wednesday winner! It is such a stunning card I'm sure you will treasure and enjoy it!
Well Maureen , sounds like you have been working really hard, hope all the painting is finished now and you can sit back and admire it!
Missed you yesterday Norah ( was Rory out Guising? ) thinking of you Pam xo
Love and Hugs to all xo

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a beautiful card I do like butterflies a lot. I like how you have created the background. I might be able to create this without the need for my broken Grand Calibur. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Jan.moogie said...

Butterflies are gorgeous and yours are exceptional Sue, they flitter and flutter around the page. Love this card and must have another go at letterpressing as it is so pretty. Have a great day sweet lady, hugs x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue = so unusual to see black butterflies on a card but it is very effective and striking. I really don't mind about the verification as I'm all for any kind of security these days and it's well worth a second or two to thank you for all the hard work you put into making this such a brilliant blog.
Have a great weekend with best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful butterfly card today gorgeous.

Congratulations to the lucky winner.

Did not get the robot thingey today hurrah!!!!!!

Hugs to all Annx without an "e"

Cards2Di4 said...

Morning Sue. Hope you are well. I love today's card. Really simple but so effective. You are so clever with black card. Keep up the good work. Love Diane x

Anonymous said...

As someone else has said, how on earth do you get you matting and layering so even! A beautiful card.
I had to go out and back in to post this as I couldn't read the first "word" I was given!

Anne (Northampton)

Marion said...

Hi Sue stunning card love the background
and no big bow to take over the card yeh.
Marion H

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card today. I love butterfly's and the monochrome is perfect.

I had the number verification thing for about three days and then it went away. It would certainly NOT ever stop me from going on your blog.

Have a great weekend,

Love Rosemarie xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
OH WOW !!!! Loving this card just my style love it, hugs Sarah xx

Maryann Laursen said...

As uaual an absolut amazing creation here Sue. I love youe card.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is absolutely gorgeous, I love the panels with the embossing and mica, and those butterflies are just beautiful. Congrats to Dawn on winning the card. Have a lovely Saturday everyone. Bx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Love this stand out card. Those butterflies are gorgeous.x

Lozzy T said...

Absolutely beautiful..Hugs Lozzy x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card, love it

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue , great rich deep embossing and i love butterflies
Congrats to Dawn, enjoy .
Take care
Elaine H X

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue great panel design
Denise X

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
I love this card
The embossing folder is divine
Pat x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful again and love the panel effect you use on the cards.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Stunning - simply stunning. This card is a winner. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue an crafty crew

I just love butterflies. I love this layout very much and easy to do too xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, super card for today, butterflies are so versatile.

I don't mind having to prove I'm not a robot, but it would come in handy sometimes!

Congrats to days card winner.

Take care everyone (Pam thinking of you), Jess x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous butterly card. Beautiful in the milk white and black with a hint of gold.

The security code does not bother me as it only appears if I get signed out (lose the computer cookie). I thought it appeared after the post advertising something, so as to stop this and other spammers.

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, absolutely beautiful your butterfly card today. It would cheer anyone up to receive that.
It seems to be the "norm" now to have a verification code on but it does not bother me.
Have a lovely day.
ElizabethS x

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue,

Wow! Another stunning card! You never ceased to surprise me everyday. Love the card.

Hugs,

Ivy L xx

Anonymous said...


Lovely card.

Take care

Claire

ps. I've been getting word verifcation and sometimes it's difficult to read so it has put me off leaving a message sometimes. I only comment on one other blog (hopeandchances) and it has also appeared there too.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue...BUTTERFLIES!!!! I fell in love with this card as soon as I saw the first beautiful butterfly. I've got quite a few butterfly dies but I don't think any of them are as beautiful as the ones on this card. What a wonderful Saturday treat:). As always, thanks for sharing with us. x

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - I love this card and it is another on my list of must try. I love butterflies on cards.
My problem being I have no energy at the moment. If I do too much I get really tired. Now I think maybe I should push myself to do something and see if I can build up my energy levels.
The proving I am not a robot would never stop me leaving a comment Sue your cards are just so amazing and inspiring it is a small hurdle to overcome.
Norah I hope all is well with you and your family.
Pam please take your time - as long as you need - life has not been kind but I, along with many others, am thinking of you.
It is sunny here again today but whatever the weather I hope everyone has a good weekend. Take care all hugs are sent in abundance. Helen K xx

Colleen said...

Gorgeous and elegant card and love the background vine EF. Who can't not love butterflies.
Congratulations to Dawn on the win

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Oh what a beautiful card that we have for our delight. I love the new embossing folder design as the butterflies just look right clinging on to the vines. This card you could use for a lot of occasions i think from just letting someone know that they are not far from your thoughts to a sympathy card or even one for the dreaded males of our knowing as it is not too girlie without the bling attached to it. Thank you Sue for another inspiration to ignite our ideas.
Dawn, well done flower on winning this weeks card as i know you will thoroughly enjoy it when it arrives. And thank you Sue for bringing some happiness to one our Wilsonette family. You give so much of yourself and your kindness each week and it brings so much joy that you will never know.
Steph my dear friend i can understand your mood at the moment but i really hope that it passes soon. I know that you try to make some extra money from your cards but first and foremost it started as your hobby to get you out of yourself and have something else to focus on other than being not well and sore, it took your mind off that. I really hope that you get your inspiration back soon so that you can forget your troubles for even a short while as it does get you down. Sending you a hug flower just to say i'm thinking about you.
Sorry i wasn't able to type yesterday but had a couple of days from hell that were just more than i could cope with. Thank you to everyone that made me feel normal in talking to my mum and dad and brother. Normally me and mum have each other at this time of the year to hold up but not doing so clever on my own some how this year.
Sending hugs to all my Angels that help me just get through the days the now and all the ones that are having a time of it on their own.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil)

Ivonka said...

Dawn is a lucky woman! Many congrats to her! Lovely card as usual, Sue. I'm enjoying your techniques as always and I like the subsequent results I'm getting from my own makes. Have a good weekend - Yx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
NICE QUICK AND EASY ONE BUT WITH A GRAND FEELING. I DO LIKE THAT SENTIMENT LABEL AND FONT USED. CRACKING JOB.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

hollyberry said...

Beautiful butterflies on a beautiful card.

Lesley Thomas said...

Super card today Sue, and congratulations to Dawn. I've had two of those word verification things recently, but put it down to changing broadband providers so I thought it might be an initial glitch in the system.

Paula said...

I'm afraid I've been missing most of the week, but have caught up with the beautiful cards you've made Sue! Today's card though, is out of this world! I do love butterflies, and I do love your cards, so both of them together? Wonderful!

Paula x

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue its stunning congrats to dawn love to all xxxxx June xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love today's card, a lovely sympathy card i think.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Maxine T said...

Nice card, love the embossed background,
Maxine T

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
What a beautiful card, just my style of card! I have a friends birthday coming up think I'm going yo give this a go.
Hope everyone manages to have a good weekend .
Gail Cx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty, I love the embossed and mica powdered floor so to speak.
I know what you mean about this verification thing it's driving me nuts, I hate it .
Beverley W

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, I love the butterflies and the new embossing folder is already on my wish list : )
Good luck Sandra : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Rach83 said...

Hi Sue,

Your card today is stunning, as always. I love anything with a butterfly so to have a trio of gorgeousness is such a treat. The swirlies and embossing are also so pretty.

I had the verification come up on a couple of occasions but not for a few days. Very strange!

Rachel x

Kate's Cards said...

So lovely! You can never go wrong with butterflies. Xx

Colleen Howell said...

Love the card, so pretty. All the glittery stuff on card is striking with out being overwhelming.

Susi Mortimer said...

Hi Sue,
Yet another Lovely Card Today.The glitter butterflies look gorgeous with the pearls as well.
Congrats to Dawn on her lucky win.
Have a great weekend everybody.
Susi x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, this card is wonderful and so is your sense of timing! I've been charged with making a card, by our 'Sewing Group', for a friend's 60th birthday and she loves butterflies!!! I am so happy that I can follow your design. Thank you!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Vie Carter said...

Lovely butterfly card today

Great colour combo

Vie
x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Stunning Card Sue!

I love the butterflies, love the layout and love everything about it!

Have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Brooke b said...

Beautiful elegant card, love the butterflies. xxxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning, absolutely stunning. Love it. Thank you.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T.xxxxxxxxxx

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely lovely card! I was hoping you'd show it on the blog when I saw it on C&C. Will definitely try this one. I love the butterfly dies as they are so useful , an alternative maybe to bows or flowers - sometimes an addition. Lol.
This verification thing - I only got it twice and never again. I wondered if it was because I wasn't logged into Google at the time. I thought I was no longer getting it because I was logged into Google. Lots of people having the problem seem
to be "anonymous" - could this be why? I don't know - just a thought.
Janet - yum ! Sounds like quite a drama at the market. You have us in that pastry shop in spirit!
Norah - so sorry things are so hard for you just now. Do wish we could come and just hug you and listen for a little while. All we can do is send hugs and listen here! Just take your time and try not to worry. Hugs for you and Rory. xxxx
Heather T - how is your brother now? Hope he is still making excellent progress. x
Have a lovely weekend, everyone.
Congratulations to Dawn.
Steph - maybe mojo been on Half Term and will return this weekend. Hope so! xx
Love Myra

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card, and the butterflies are gorgeous. I've had the prove your not a robot once but none since.
Hugs to all in need of one today.

Jill Liddle said...

Very nice card today. Will have to try the letterpress thingy as I love the effect. Gives the card an "olde worlde" type of effect.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

How effective the use of colours an embossing are . Lovely.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue
Yet another stunningly beautiful card today...your ideas are always amazing and always something new each time...I really don't know how you do it. So sorry I haven't commented on your beautiful creations this week as hubby and I went on a 5 day break to St. Ives, Cornwall....it's been over 50 years since I was holidaying there with Mum and Dad and held such special memories...it was beautiful then and still as beautiful now and well woth the long journey from here in Nth Wales.
Congratulations to Dawn and winning Sue's beautiful card.
Norah my thoughts are always with you and young Rory...take care.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the butterflies and the letter press background.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

CraftyJo said...

Loving this :) So many wonderful details.

SusanP, Kent said...

Beautiful card I love these panel designs. I've been catching up with the last couple of days as I haven't been around the computer. Yesterday's double was fantastic and the Wednesday's giveaway absolutely gorgeous.
I was wondering about the word verification thing myself - it is a bit annoying, but it won't stop me leaving comments.

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. The embossing folder is lovely. Have only recently realised how useful embossing folders are and am gradually building up my stash of them. Lovely sunny day here so hope the same for everyone. Gx P.S. will take more than the verification thingy to put me off commenting!

Gail said...

Stunning and a card with butterflies is always a winner for me xx GailT xx

Annie said...

Very pretty card today, Sue.
Happy weekend!
Annie x

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
An absolutely stunning card today, I love it.
Beautiful design, I will take inspiration from this, thank you.
Hugs

Patricia xxx

camelot67 said...

Such a pretty card today Sue. Congratulations to today's winner and "Thank You" Sue for sharing your amazing talent yet again. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Marianna Hammer said...

This is a fantastic card! How effective that technic is, inking the folder! And so deep the embossing!! Fantastic.

Beth T said...

I love the dusting on the background-it adds such nice, subtle detail

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue Butterflies so lovely and your cards makes them look even bettter Beryl xx

terrie said...

Beautiful and elegant card...I like the fluttering butterflies...
Well done Sue

Congrats to the winner.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
The embossing on this card looks really deep, its amazing the depth you have got. Congratulations to Dawn on winning a card!!!!

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, love the butterflies.

Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Pearl.

janet said...

I particularly love the background of this card. I think I've missed some of the new embossing folders -will have to go on a hunt!!
Thanks Sue,
Janet in Kent

Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous card. Love the three embossed and matted panels and the way you embellished over them. I personally don't mind the word verification. It won't ever stop me from commenting. I pinned as usual. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765605496363/

Maureen Killen said...

Good afternoon Sue, and all the ladies.
This is a pretty, pretty card Sue, the embossing, butterflies and black pearls are all stunning.
Well, we've slogged all day and got the decorating finished so I am now going to have a shower and get ready for my big brother and sister-in-law's Golden Wedding celebration tonight - yippee.
I'll read all the posts when we get back, or if it's too late will catch up tomorrow.
Love and hugs to all xx

Meg said...

Oh Sue, your card nearly made me cry today as it seemed to be a message from my sister. There was a butterfly in her room when she passed away and there were several in the church at the service. With my Mum it was a rainbow verse at the service and then one appeared over the road we were travelling on a short while later. So, imagination or not I like to think these things are meant.
Norah - look for a sign from your Mum
to show she is thinking of you.

Hugs to everyone
Meg
xxxx

Alice G said...

Lovely card Sue, I really like the monochrome the layers give it a shadow effect and dimension which is really pretty.

Hugs Alice x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the embossed panels and the magical butterflies. I love to use your butterflies think it is one of my favourites of your dies. Have been getting great use out of Noel die this week, 16 cards made but I still wish you had a snowflake die!
Congratulations to Dawn and special hugs to Pam, Norah and Steph
Hugs and best wishes to everyone
Pat

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Loving the butterflies and the embossing folder looks beautiful. So glad that it's not just me who's having trouble leaving comments; but rest assured I do try to leave a comment every day but lately it's been a problem. let's hope that this one is published. Hugs xx Pauline A

Hazel said...

Beautiful card with that embossing and the butterflies,
Hazel x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card - I love butterflies. The embossing folder is lovely as well. Congratulations to Dawn, hope you enjoy your card.
Norah, sorry you're not feeling too clever at the moment. I think that whenever it is an anniversary or the time of year when you would do something specific with a loved one , it is so hard to come to terms with. All I can say, is that it will get easier. I still miss my mam who sadly passed away nearly two years ago and find myself quite teary for no real reason. Sending love and hugs to you and also Pam. Steph, hope you are starting to feel better and that the mojo is coming back. Cheryl, good luck with the radiotherapy when it starts. Janet, you have made me very envious ( not to mention hungry! ) with all your talk of the wonderful pastries. Maureen, glad decorating is finished - I'm hoping for the weather to turn horrible and then maybe I will get my kitchen and bathroom painted - Dave has decided he would rather be out and about birdwatching! Have a lovely evening tonight at the Golden Wedding celebration. Sending love and hugs to all. Love Alisonxxx

Kathy Krug said...

Love the way you cut the panels and all the pearls.

barbara macaskill said...

You knock my socks off every morning when I check your blog!!! What a fabulous card! LOVE the simplicity of the black/white color scheme and those butterflies are to die for!!TFS!

julie laz said...

Ooooooooo sue just beautiful, crafty hugs Julie xx

SHARICA said...

Love this card today :)

Virginia Davey said...

Hi everyone love the butterfly's , I'm not a butterfly person but I really do like these. Thank you Sue I think I shall have to get this die.

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card today, I love the climbing vine embossing folder.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue A bit late in the day for me to leave a comment but love the butterfly card. Take care love Michelle S xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love panel cards and adore butterflies so I think you can guess that I really, really like this card :-)

Congratulations Dawn on being the Wednesday winner.
Frances

nannapat said...

Wow, gorgeous sheen on the background and what delightful butterflies. The detail on them is lovely. Pat x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
what a very elegant card.
I love the very fab style of this and the great techniques used.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
I have just been on my usual website for ordering your dies to find the names of your new collections oh my I can't wait!! Christmas will be coming early. I hope you start showing snippets on the blog...
Lorna D

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Stunning and so very inspirational a really beautiful card thank you.

congratulations to the lucky winner of the Wednesday card something for you to treasure.

Norah hang on in there sweet lady we are here for you, love to you and Rory.

Special hugs and wishes to Lynda, Pam, Tina and Sandra.

Hugs
Margaret corgi owner

Laura O said...

great card ,always love butterflies ,Laura O

hotpotato said...

beautiful card Sue.

Theresa Pace said...

this is lovely. at times it seems like there is a shadow on the embossing which works really well. love it . beautiful monochrome hugs xx

Cazzie D said...

Evening Sue. I like this card. It's very striking yet simple. Caz x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

Just love your butterfly card the EB folder is lovely and the gold dusting too, your magical butterflies look great with the black pearls . Magical card Sue, the weather here in Normandy is still like summer lovely mild days and very warm temperatures and butterflies still fluttering around quite unseasonal really . Hugs to you Sue xxx

Congrats to dawn xx

Hugs to yorkielass & L , Lynda and all wilsonettes

Jean D
Xxxxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love the embossing folder and thank you for the techniques. You are always so sharing I'm glad I found your site.
Di x

lynda said...

Good evening Sue & Wilsonettes I love this card as I adore butterflys & I love your magical Butterfly die set.
I must try the EF letterpress technique & love your new E folder's.Sue.this card is a winner for me thank you for sharing.Love Lynda Brock xx

Cheryl B my thoughts are with you & good luck when your radiotherapy starts 💐 Hugs Lynda xx

Norah thinking of you it's especially hard this time of year I lost my dad quite a few years ago now but he was buried on Christmas eave & lost my mum 2years later same time of year & yes I still talk to them both. Big Hugs 🌺 flower to you & Rory Love Lynda xx

Sandra hope all went well today & mainly you enjoyed yourself,& hope you had a sell out. & your not in too much pain 🌹Hugs Lynda xx

Maureen hope you enjoyed the golden wedding party & glad you finished your decorating hugs Lynda xx

Congratulations Dawn on winning Wednesdays card you will love I love mine hugs Lynda xx

Pam 💐 your still in my thoughts take care love & Hugs Lynda xx

Big hugs to all above & Margaret cogi owner,Hazel,Myra P, Sheila G,Jean D, June Yorkielass,Lindsay,Tina E,Tres,Tandy, Wheelybad & Billy,TOB Theresa,Steph,Cameeli,Lynne M & fur babies. & All Wilsonlettes love & Hugs Lynda



Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone. Very nice card,love the butterflies.
Spent morning with my cuttlebug cutting out poinsettias etc.after 3 hours and not many cut I gave up and turned to my first attempt with gilding flakes, OMG Know that Steph has problems with them and now I understand why.Not sure if they ever coming back out again, they have a life of their own! went absolutely everywhere and I didn't even breathe,Scary!!
at least I have a good start for my c-cards 2015,lol.
Congrats.to the Wednesday winner.
Big hug to Norah and to Rory too.
Pam-take care.
Cheryl-good luck for when your treatments starting,thinking of you,hug.
Janet-lovely to hear about your pastries and pastries and past... tihi have a nice time in France,hug to you and hubby.

To everyone and our fab.Sue take care and wish you good night

Hug Maria x

craftynanna said...

hi sue, gorgeous card i havn't tried letterpressing it is something i must have a go at, i love the butterflies and have some of those and black and white is always a winner with me, thank you sue. regards to all, love J ps i have just tried to send this without my ruddy robot thingy but it wouldn't let me and i am signed in with google, but it definately won't stop me

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oooooh this card is so beautiful today !! I really love it !! Your new background EF looks fab and those butterflies are so very pretty !! I love your colour combo but I think it would look just as lovely in other combo's to, especially soft pastel colours. I am in love with the tag you have used on today's card Sue. Your Austrian tag die. It is beautiful and I have used it several times already. This is a really elegant, pretty card Sue. Thank you so much for sharing. Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres x x x

Cheryl Brown, Wishing you lots and lots of good luck with your Radiotherapy sessions. Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to all the Wonderful Wilsonettes today from Tres x x x

Tres said...

Sorry, I forgot to say congratulations to Dawn for winning one of Sue's fabulous cards. Lots of love from Tres x x x

Darlene4527 said...

This is such a rich looking card...just love it!

Cdteach said...

I love this style of card and it's given me an idea for my mum's birthday card.
Thanks for the ideas and inspiration.

Jan

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful stylish card.I have been getting that Verification also i thought it was you that had done that.
Take care
Hazel G XX

Angela (UK) said...

I love black and white Sue, a lovely card today (as always) xxx

AnneRD said...

A lovely card Sue. Anne x

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue, love the embossing folders you use. The butterflies are beautiful planning to add your dies to my XMAS list. Thank you fir such an amazing card. Love Dorothy

sued99 said...

Love the panels with the gorgeous butterflies. I've got lots of strips of card which would just do for this design.

Angela Wade said...

A striking card, Sue. The Climbing Vine embossing folder looks stunning, letter pressed.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, everyone.

Hugs, Angela in S. Wales Xx

Angela Wade said...

Sorry, forgot to say, congratulations to Dawn, you lucky lady :-)

Angela in S. Wales X

DeyaniraC said...

Hello Sue
It is a lovely card. I think butterflies are beautiful.

Sandy H said...

Beautiful butterflies. The technique with the embossing powder is so effective. I must try this soon.
Well done Dawn on winning Wednesday's card, you lucky lady.
I must make sure I sign in to Google tomorrow before I comment to see if that stops me looking like a robot.
Take care everyone.

Dawn Holben said...

Thank you all for the congrats on winning the Wednesday card give away. I am very excited and so happy. Hubby just doesn't get it lol . Sue I don't mind the verification as it is easier to see than some others and certainly won't put me off commenting.

Another beautiful card, I am not usually a butterfly fan but this has changed my mind, I really love everything about this card including the butterflies.

Haze T said...

Stunning Beautiful Card as always from a very talented lady.

Love this card Sue as I adore everything with butterflies on.

The monochrome really makes it stunning & very fresh.

Crafty Hugs

Haze xx

America said...

GORGEOUS Butterflies! Love the BG and layout too.

America said...

Love that embossed textured BG, and fabulous triple panels, and the effecive sponging against the striking black and white. Gorgeous.