Saturday, 10 January 2015


Hello there my crafty friends!  I have actually done this card before in a different colour scheme and using different stamps, but I thought it was interesting to show it in the purple-blue version here.  I started by stamping my sentiment in black in the corner of a piece of coconut white card.  I used one of the aperture dies from my Magical butterfly set as I love the edge it gives the aperture!  I cut it twice, turning the butterfly at a different tilt each time.  I added mounting foam to the back of this piece and then started on the stamped parts.  I personally find it easier to stamp a separate card for each aperture and then add it behind each of  the openings, but you could also trace your butterfly through the aperture so you know where to stamp if you only want to do one piece.  I stamped the Dandelion Meadow stamp (which is a stamp that matches my Austrian Collection dies) in black Archival.  I then inked the centre of the stamp with Shaded Lilac.  I added a ring of Peacock Feathers around that and a final ring of Dusty Concord.  I blended all three colours together lightly and dried them well with a heat tool.  I added each of the stamped images behind the openings so they were recessed due to the added mounting foam.  I cut three of the smallest butterflies from the set in black and added them to the open corner in the card.  I finished the card with a white pierced mat layer and a final white mat behind that.  I'm not sure if you recall the yellow, orange and red version of this card last year, but curious which one you prefer?  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/2" in size.

The winner of the Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Maria Alder!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card!  All for now, Sue x


June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes. Well it is the start of the weekend and we have a lovely card here, it reminds me of 'just looking forward to the spring', can you imagine a real butterfly with these colours, fantastic.

Congratulations to Maria.

Have a lovely day today, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

I tried this card first time round for a butterfly mad friend (he is butterfly recorder for the county) and he was really pleased. The card is so effective - thanks for the idea Sue.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card. I seem to remember you doing this one as a demo in orange and red, it is lovely in any colour. Have a good weekend all Take care. Kitty.
congrats to Maria.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Well this is a novelty, me commenting at this time in the morning! I have to say it's because I haven't had a great deal of sleep because if the horrendous winds. I finally gave up attempting to sleep and got up at 4.45!
Anyway, back to the important thing - the card. It is gorgeous, right up my street. I love the simplicity of it but it is so striking! The colours are fabulous. An absolute winner of a card.
Well done to Maria on winning the card- enjoy it.
Hope everyone is safe and sound and that the winds haven't caused any damage. Have a lovely weekend everyone. Sending love and hugs to you all especially those under the weather for any reason. Norah, hope you are ok. Love Alison xxxx

Jan.moogie said...

Simply stunning, a true case of less is more Sue. lovely. xxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Another lovely card and a relatively easy technique - love it
Pat x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. I've been awoken by the very heavy winds here this morning so thought I'd take the opportunity to use my Christmas pressie and check out your blog on my tablet.
Loving today's card, the colours are so eye catching and the design so clean and crisp. As I'm getting older I'm finding that it's not any one colour that appeals to me but more the shades/colour combinations that grab my attention which means that both colour ways get my vote.x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Dear Friend,
I Can Remember This Card The First Time Round And I'm Sure A Video, If I Recall Correct The Butterflies We're Coloured In A Yellow/Red, But I Love It In Today's Colour's Just As Much I Must Give This A Try, I Love The Sentiment, A Very Beautiful Spring Card For such A Horrible Day Here At Home, I Hope Your All Set Up For The CHA And Have A Great Time And I'm Sure Everyone Will Love Your Products, You'll Have To Take Some Photographs Of Your Stand.
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Your Stunning Card Its Such A Great Pleasure To Open Your Blog Every Morning And Be Faced With Such An Array Of Fabulous Cards And Great Tips And Techniques.
Sue Take Great Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All The Wonderful People That Comment On Our Sue's Awesome Blog And Congratulations To Maria For Winning The Wednesday Gift Card.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Yes i remember this one from last year and i made it, it turned out lovely. You could make it in any colour that takes your fancy as i think they would all turn out beautifully. The colours on this one look lovely but i do pefer the warmer colours. Congrats to maria on her win. Take care everyone in these horrible winds.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is stunning in its simplicity I adore it. I love the tiny butterflies, I find that I'm using them a lot because they are so useful for adding that little extra detail. Talking of detail I like they way your dies leave a gorgeous aperture so that you can use the 'waste' on another card.
Congratulations to Maria on winning the card enjoy!
Hugs x
Heather T

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all

Beautiful card, love the colour of the butterflies and the simplicity of the design. Congratulations Maria !
I hope those winds ease for you all soon,
Muriel x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

I love both colourways.


Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful. I loved the orange, red and yellow version and this is just as beautiful. Which do I prefer? It is a very hard choice as I think they both work so well, but as you are curious to know then I would say the orangey one, but only by a whisker! (I think it is going to be about a 50/50 orangey, bluey split) You didn't tell us which one you prefer Sue, we would love to know : )
Congratulations Maria, enjoy your card : )
I hope everyone is safe from these awful winds.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue

I too liked this card the first time around but actually I think these colours are my favourite. I cant help it I find blues so restful.

Have a great weekend

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

ros hodgkins said...

Morning Sue, a really lovely card, with stunning colours.
X Ros

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful clean card, love the stamps on the butterflies! Love Jean xxx

Pam said...

Pretty and fresh looking. Lovely card.
Congratulations Maria on your win.
No let up with the wind, it's really wild here.
Keep well and safe everyone.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card I
remember the yellow red and orange one
it was lovely too but this is more
my colours.
Nancyd xx

Glennis said...

So pretty - that is a fabulous colour scheme

Anonymous said...

Good morning all on a wet and windy day. a day for crafting I think. Lovely card Sue different. Congratulations Maria. JJxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Oh so simple and at the same time oh so beautiful. How can anyone go wrong with Butterflies. They speak of long summer days in the garden with peace and quiet.
So thank you Sue for starting my day with a magical butterfly to set my theme for my day.

Congratulations to Maria - I can just hear the exclamations when she sees her name. (I'm not envious of course lol).

Market day was nearly back to normal with more stalls than last week and more people around even though it was very wet. The cafe was full again so the hum of chatter was at normal levels (you could hardly hear yourself think let alone speak) so normal for a local French Cafe.
Our meal last night was Gilt Edged Bream (absolutely gorgeous) and pastries - Mr E had one like I had last week - Raspberry and Lemon concoction - I chose a Caramel delight. This was light chocolate sponge on the bottom; nuts in a Caramel mixture (a little bit like the bottom layer of a Mars Bar (other choc bars are available lol); then a layer of Marshmallow finished off with a caramel sauce on top. This was a little too sweet for me this week.

Today my thoughts and prayers are with all the families who have been affected by the horrible horrible shootings in Paris this week.

We are two and a half hours south of Paris but it has affected
everyone across the country.

To anyone in pain or suffering for whatever reason I hope your days get better soon. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Sue, I remember the first card in orange/red bright zingy colours, this equally as nice in tranquil colours.
Congrats to Marie x

Chris Patterson said...

Morning the simple elegance of this design, and I do remember the orange/yellow/red version, but I'm a sucker for blues, so it's this one for me! Think I'm going to give this technique a try as I have a lot of birthdays this month and was a bit stuck for ideas, so thanks so much for the inspiration xx

Carolyn B said...

I remember this card from before, it's lovely, and the technique is easy. I love the aperture edging.

Carolyn B x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Always love your Clean and Simple offerings and yes I do remember the original version of this card and think I preferred the warm sunset colours you used then, but not much in it as any colourway would work with these pretty apertures

Congrats to Maria....


TDQ Karen said...

I love this technique of yours Sue, for me it is the best of both worlds. Congratulations to Maria, enjoy your card x

DMJ said...

Well done to Maria!!

What an effective card, lovely!!!

Doreen x

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh so beautiful Sue. I just love butterflies and blue, so this could not be more plesant to see than this perfect image here on this beautiful card.

Aspiring crafter said...

This is a beautiful card Sue!
Love the colours and those tiny butterflies fluttering by!
Have a great weekend ,

Elaine said...

Gorgeous Sue . Great colours x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good Morning Sue, and all the crafty crew!!

These Butterflies are one of my favourites and they are just so magical, and the meadow stamp is pretty. I like the peacock and shaded lilac colours, they are just as striking as when you did it in orange red and yellow tones.

Take care if going outs its very blustery out there!!

Hope everyone has a peaceful day and gets to have a crafty Play!!

Cameeli xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Interesting card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, and do like the fluttery embossing around the butterfly apertures. So pretty. Also remember this card first time around but think the blues win for me, such a calm colour.
Well done to Maria on her win!!

'P' in Wales

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue Wow what a gorgeous card.
it's stunning and the colours are beautiful.
I love the design as its so elegant.
Take care Sue xx

Debs A xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A really love the card today. I remember the other one in orange. These colours are lovely. It would be nice in any colour combo. Congratulations to Maria you will love your card. Hugs Heather x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I loved this card originally when you did it in the warmer colours, and still love it now in this cooler colour palette. The stamping is so subtle but effective. Due to the simplicity I think this would make a pefect sympathy card. Well done Maria. Have a good day all. Bx

Jayne S said...

A lovely card, so clean and fresh looking.

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, love the colour behind the butterflies.


CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. I remember this card in the bright colours and loved it then, and this one is just as lovely. I agree with Bridget that this would make a lovely sympathy card - and I have to make one this weekend as a colleague had a bereavement yesterday.
Congratulations on your win Maria. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Julie Elli said...

Hi Sue and all.
Lovely aperature detail. I'm a cool colour person so prefer this colour way but thats only if I had to choose. Congratulations to Maria. Big hug
Julie E

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card sue....x. Happy crafting ...
Have a nice weekend ...

Chris Curry said...

I remember seeing this technique from you before and am so pleased to see it again. It is lovely, and the perfect idea for a friends card, Thank you Sue. Xx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, just shows how different cards look in other colours

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty card today

carol quinn said...

beautiful card and such lovely colours

June Horrocks said...

I remember the first one I love this one the colours are brill thank you sue love to all xxxxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Very pretty and gentle. If I had to choose,it would be the warmer tones of the first one but that may be me just wanting to be warmer lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card gives me a feeling of peace and tranquility. I prefer this one to the other colour way. It is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Congratulations to Maria on your card win.
Keep safe everyone. Hugs.

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning all from a very stormy Erskine! I adore the burrerflies and the colours are superb!
Janette x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Today's card is simply beautiful and I love how you have put the meadow stamp behind the butterfly aperture. Perfect!
Congratulations Maria on winning Sue's card...okay you can stop jumping up and down now! Lol!
Stay say everyone on this terribly windy day and hugs to those who need them.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card. Definitely worth a go in any colour.
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - if you really want us to choose then I think I prefer your original one but only due to the colours. This is a simple but stunning design. Best wishes

Anne Crawford said...

Beautiful card! I loved it the first time I saw it and still do in blue ,though I do prefer the warmer shades.
Congratulations Maria , enjoy !
Sorry I didn't get to comment yesterday as due to the storms we had no electricity from 1:30am - 7:30 last night and then the phone went mad with family and friends wondering what was happening, so Myra you were right we had very little sleep ( mainly due to a very large flower pot outside our bedroom window being rocked by the gusty winds and making loud grating noises) also the lightening lasted for ages ,so a restless night was had by everyone, but fortunately we had no serious damage , quite a few of our neighbours lost lots of tiles from their roofs which then hit cars leaving lots of dents and scratches but thankfully no damage to any people! Still stormy today, but not so severe.
Hope you all stay safe and warm, love and hugs xo

Anonymous said...

I remember this card the first time around. I love it and will have to try this technique.

Anne (Northampton)

Paula said...

I do recall the first card Sue, and this one is definitely my favourite.I love it!

Paula x

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, I think this may be the one I won from one of your shows, if its not then it's very similar, same colours. Cannot look at the moment as it is my crafty corner in my sons room and hes still in bed lol!!!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue this is such a pretty card, the butterfly dies are just gorgeous (I had them for Christmas !) . I do remember the orange card because it was so striking, this one is more subtle. It's a difficult choice as they both have their place. Thank you for sharing . Good luck at the CHA. Take care love Diane G xxxxx
Congratulations to Maria on winning her card xxx
Stay safe in this windy weather everyone xxx

Ps Sue thank you , my stamps arrived in the post yesterday , they are gorgeous xxxx

Saba said...

Good Morning Sue,
I like the idea of stamping behind an aperture and I also have a butterfly mad friend who would really appreciate this card. Thank you for always giving us new ideas to try out.

Maria, congratulations, I am absolutely thrilled for you, Wednesday's card was scrumptious, a little dusty pink number to treasure forever.

Love and hugs for all

ElizabethS said...

Hi Sue, yes I do remember the card last year. I love them both, so pretty, but I think the orange and red one has the slight edge for me.
ElizabethS x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
It doesn't matter what colours you use, it is just simply stunning because your butterflies are gorgeous with the extra detail around them. I have a friend who loves butterflies and I made her a birthday card using your butterflies and she loved them that much that she asked me to make several framed pictures for her walls!!!
Lorna D

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue. I just love todays card and it's colours, it's stunning.

Congrat Maria, enjoy your master piece when it arrives.

Hazel x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I remember the first version of this card very well. Loved it then, love it now and would find it impossible to choose between them.

Congratulations Maria on being the Wednesday Winner.


Sue from Wiltshire said...

Clever idea that's really effective. Great.

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Hope it's not too stormy where you are, it's been blowing all night here.
Love the card just my type, and the edging around the cut out butterfly is lovely.
Hugs for all, Gail C x

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue. Colour is lovely.

SerenePolly said...

Hello Sue

A definite one to try - just lovely!


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card pretty colours. love Jean Z xxx

val jones said...

Just love this card. The colour is stunning.
Congratulations Marie.
Love Val in Spain x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue very pretty butterfly card love the colours
Denise X

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card that is so effective but yet so simple.Love it.
Congratulations to Maria enjoy your card.

karenlotty said...

I loved the orange and red one you showed I love this colour way too! It evokes (for me anyway) a different emotion - tranquil and calming The red/orange evokes a get up and go attitude Did any of that make sense! I think you'll know what I mean even though I can't get my words out!

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card.

Maria Illsley said...

Love this card Sue I cannot remember the other one - but these are definitely my colours and I will have a whirl at trying to replicate xx

C A W said...

Morning Sue and all, Lovely card, whilst I like both colour schemes I today's card has the edge over the warmer tones. I particularly like the scoring on these dies. Thanks Carol

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, great colours and I adore anything butterfly.
Love Zena x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous - simply gorgeous. I love the dies and the colourway you have chosen. A very beautiful card. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this effect and card have seen you do a similar version with orange hues and loved that one.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love today's card, I remember the one from last year, it was so warm and inviting, I can't choose a favourite as I like them both.

Janet, your pastries sound delicious, wouldn't do my diet much good lol!

Stay safe and warm everyone.

Congratulations Maria on winning Wednesdays giveaway.

Take care, Jess x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card - looks gorgeous in both colour schemes (or any other for that matter).
Roll on spring........
Hugs, Rose

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love this card, the colours are lovely and I love those butterflies with the added detail around each one.

Congrats to Maria on winning the Wednesday Giveaway.

Have a lovely weekend.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue and all that join us today. Fresh, colourful and plain, but in a classie beautiful way. Both colour ways look amazing waving to us through the pretty appature of your butterfly die. I think its a die I need to save up for over the next few months. No market for me this month, its going to be far too cold for me even though my space is indoor's I cant control the heat from the radiator and its not very powerful so rather suffering with my stupid fingers and joints I have decided to leave my next outing to market until next month - hohum, stupid body !
Was hoping to play with my new Scandinavian border, corner and tag die today that I got on sale at JS site but at the moment the day isnt going to plan! I should know better than to plan my day, but that's life ay ?
I hope all our friends further up North are ok, looking at the news it sounds awful for you with no electricity etc and that our other friends here haven't suffered any damage.
Im thinking of our missing sister's and hoping you feel well enough to come out to play soon.
A big congrats to Maria - yes its NOT a dream you have seen your name and we are chuffed to bits for you. Enjoy Wednesday's card, the best piece of art work you will ever posess.
Sending love and hugs to you Sue and all that stop by to say hello.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,Tthis card really makes a statement, it is gorgeous, so clean and fresh. I do remember the orange and red card - difficult to say which I prefer, I would really be guided by who I was making this card for ( knowing their colour preference ) and if I had no one in mind for that particular card, my mood of the day you might choose the colours !!!
Maria A, I am so pleased for you, enjoy your beautiful gift. LOL
Hope you have a good weekend, take care, Brenda xxx

,Anne C, Those storms sound awful so pleased you are safe.

Alimeeca, hope you manage to get some rest today and those strong winds died down. Pleased you are safe.

Janet, glad you enjoyed your day at the market. Your desserts sound yummy.
My heart goes out to everyone in France. I can understand how this affects the whole country, in fact every country seems now to be taking extra precautions. Will keep everyone in my prayers.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue

Yes I remember this card it is beautiful in both colour ways.
Carol x

SHARICA said...

Very Pretty Card .. xx

Lesley Thomas said...

Pretty card Sue, (as usual). Congrats to Maria.

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love this sentiment xx hazel

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely card, I like the simplicity,technique and colour. Thanks for sharing. Congrats Maria.

Best wishes

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Yes, remember this card first time round and like both, you could always use a flower apperture as well, i think i will try it, thanks again.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
This is lovely, but I can't choose a favourite, and I agree with Karenlotty regarding the colours. Although with me it's more of a season thing. I'd choose the vibrant pink/orang/red colours for summer and autumn occasions, and the blue/purple colours for the rest of the year.
Alimecca - hope you get some rest soon, although the winds in Newcastle are pretty bad. We have sun and rain too!!
Congrats to Maria on winning the Wednesday card.
I hope everyone has as good a day as they can xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue - love that inking - so eye catching with the colours used here - Happy weekend all - stay safe in this windy and wet weather
Clare W

Craftycatty said...

Absolutely, completely and utterly beautiful!!! I love it but don't think I could pick which version I would like best as I loved both sets of colours. I was fortunate to see the "sunset" coloured one at your event in Craftworld Glasgow... stunning!

Kate's Cards said...

More please of your inky wonders Sue. xxx

barbara macaskill said...

This card speaks to the very depths of my soul! Butterflies hold a very special meaning to me. My dearest friend's 7 year old son became an angel on
May 14, 2003 and he LOVED butterflies. At his funeral butterflies were all around us even though it was a fairly cool day. They actually landed on a few (4) of us and stayed on us until the casket was lowered into the ground. No amount of waving our hands at them made them move. It was as if they were trying to comfort us.
Since then, whenever I am down or feeling out of sorts I see butterflies, some in the real world and sometimes a commercial, in a book or on the web. I don't search for them but they always appear when I need a loving thought.
I always think of my dear Angel Joseph when I see them. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us. Today is one of the days when a butterfly is just what I needed. <3

Karen Drew said...

I love the effect on this card
Karen xx

camelot67 said...

Hi Sue,

So pretty! Clean and very elegant. I love it! Congratulations to today's winner and Sue, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Sandra said...

Good Morning Sue & friends,
Beautiful butterflies, I love the peacock colours too, I thought I had seen the same card, I like both colour ways, this card would brighten anyone's day!
Maria I am so happy for you, I know you will enjoy your prize!
Cameeli, I bet I know what you will be doing this weekend!! I hope there are plenty of cuddles for Grandma from little Mason xx
Janet, I can imagine the mood across the whole country is affected by the atrocities in Paris, I don't think it matters how small a village you live in it's the effect that spreads country wide, so terribly sad.
Your lovely dinner and dessert sounded like a Michelin star restaurant menu, yummy, who is the cook, you or Mr E ? Or do you take it in turns?, I hope you have escaped the violent gales we have been experiencing over here, sending hugs across the channel xxxxxx
Steph, probably a wise decision to leave the market for another month, I guess people spend a little less after Christmas or they might expect you to be having a sale! Did you get you Scandinavian set some time ago from JS because I went straight and looked yesterday but there was no sale that I could see? (Could just be me though)! I hope your frustrating fingers allow you to play at some point today, like you I had plans to craft but kittens and vet trips have scuppered those plans!
Sending you hugs Steph xxx
My blog didn't didn't update Scheduled today, but I have sorted it now if anyone would like to have a peek!
Well i am going to go grab a snack to go with my cup of tea.
Crafty hugs to all ,
Sandra xxxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeouse card. I remember this the first time you showed it. I think both colourways are equally beautiful. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I loved the first card you made with this method, I think the butterflies were red in that one. I think I like this one even more!! I keep meaning to give it a try myself but haven't got around to it yet...too many projects, too little time lol. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Yes I remember this card from last time as I had a go at making it and I love it in both colour ways, love the sentiment too.
Maria congratulations on winning Sues card bet you are over the moon
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Bejay Roles said...

Oops, for some reason I'm getting posted as anonymous again lol. The above post was from me.
Bejay xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty, simple & striking card. It's lovely

Kind regards to all, to all our lovely ladies & gents at the opposite end of the country I hope you are all safe and well after the horrendous night of bad weather.

Tina XX :-)

Maxine T said...

Hi Sue, I like the other colour but I love this one as blues are my thing. Just love waking up to your cards every morning, starts my day off in a great frame of mind. Maxine T

Anonymous said...

Lovely butterflies today Sue, those tiny ones are so good. Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Macky.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card! I made one in the Orange/yellow tones which you showed previously. It is relatively easy to make and very effective. I , too, gave mine to a male friend of the family. It looks lovely in the blue/purple tones and I will certainly give it a go.
Hope you have a really good time at the CHA Sue. x
Anne - so pleased you and yours are ok! I thought you must be close to where there were power cuts. So pleased no damage done to your home. It's windy here today but nothing like you had. It's also sunny which helps a bit!
Maria - congratulations on winning Wednesday's card. Enjoy!
Norah - hope it wasn't too bad where you are - thought of you yesterday when I heard that Forth road Bridge was closed. Miss you. x
Janet - thought of you in France too! So very sad - thoughts and prayer with all who are suffering today.
Take care everyone and have a lovely weekend.
Lots of love to all,
Myra P

DeCor said...

Such a bright, cheery card. Great ideas once again. Looking forward to trying to make this. Thank you again, Sue.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love the colours these are definitely my colours!

Gail Chase said...

I love butterflies, so this card speaks to me. I remember the orange version, but I think I like this one better. I have this die set and think I will make a similar card for someone's birthday soon.

Craftysusan said...

Beautiful card Sue even second time around. I think this card would suit lots of different colour combinations. Have a great weekend. xx

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
I love the simplicity of your stunning card..
Have a good weekend

Patricia xx

Jean Bullock said...

Lovely card, Sue. I had to look back through the post list to see the other card you were referring too. I think the colors of both cards are beautiful. I prefer the sunset card butterflies because I liked seeing more of the silhouette stamping in the center of the butterflies. I also liked the shadow effect you created in that one. However I prefer the layout and little line of butterflies you created in the current posting. I pinned as usual. ☺

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, I remember the original orange/red one and this is just as delicious, cant pick a favourite though as I love them both. I was lucky to win this set of dies and they are my absolute favourite dies, the tiny butterflies add such detail.
Good luck at CHA, have a great day and enjoy.
Maria congratulations on winning the Wednesday WOW, I am so pleased for you, bet you are still dancing the happy dance.
Anne C so pleased that you and yours are safe, gentle hugs.
Alimecca hope that you get a better nights sleep tonight, stay safe. hugs.
Norah, Lynne M and Lyndsay missing you, come home soon.
Hugs to all Wilsonettes.
Take care.
Hugs June xxx

terrie said...

Congrats to the winner...
I like how you show each element of your card so we can see a close-up of your beautiful card.
Well done Sue

scrAPpamondo said...

Very lovely card! The butterflies are gorgous!

Lynda's craft's said...

Good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes
Wow I love this card the colours are beautiful all my favourite shades of blue,I'm a butterfly freak,I have a butterfly tattoo on my ankle in blue. I also loved the other card in the red shades you did previously.
Enjoy CHA Sue. Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

A big congratulations Maria on wining Wednesday giveaway card so pleased for you enjoy it. Love Lynda xx

Big hugs to Norah,Lynne M,Lindsay missing you all sending Gentle Hugs to you all love Lynda xx

Big Hugs to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Maria A,Myra P,Yorkilass,Sheila G,Tina E, Hazel Patricia,JeanD,Ita,Saba,Weelybad,Steph,Cameeli,
Pam & All Wilsonettes love Lynda xx

Laura O' Connor said...

liked it the first time and it is still a fab card ,Laura O

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colours in both cards.
Hope you are having a nice time at CHA and selling lots of your dies!!!

CraftyJo said...

It's lovely - if I had to choose I think I'd go with the orange/red version but they're both very pretty.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, I remember the first one you done and it was gorgeous too. Love these colours though.


Vie Carter said...

I can remember this card as before

Pretty colours, would make a good get well card, would cheer you up if poorly


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful butterfly card love this one.

Congrats to Maria

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

tandy said...

HI Sue
Lovely card I love butterflies. Took mum out today so now in a lot of pain due to the wind wouldn't of gone out but been away for the last few weeks. Congratulations to Maria. Love and hugs to all.

Dawn Holben said...

Absolutely stunning,I love the clean lines and simpleness of this card.
And those colours are stunning to.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Very different, but I do like it. SueL x

Carole Z said...

Love the colours too, a quite stunning card! Hugs Carole Z X

IVY Cheong said...

Hi Sue,

Do love the butterflies dies. And the colours behind butterflies are amazing. Love this card.


Ivy L xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A gorgeous card, I seem to remember the other one, I especially love how the die leaves the outline around the cut line, and the stamping around the apertures, truly beautiful.
Congratulations to Maria.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue and the wonderful Wilsonettes,
I love your white cards as you know Sue but the ones with the apertures always take me away somewhere else and to another time, this one is the Aurora Borealis that goes across our Scottish skies at times especially at this time of the year. Thank you dear friend for bringing back beautiful memories as this card is so pretty in both colourways that you have done it in and the reason behind me have to having this stamp set. Gorgeous.
Lovely Maria, i am so very happy that you are going to receive a WOW card as i know you will really enjoy it and take pleasure from seeing it look down at you.
I thought i would tell you about my trip to the Panto up at the Armadillo(well that's what i call it)at the SECC with John Barrowman and the was fantastic. I had booked it when mum was still here for her me and the children to go to, so i took my friend that i meet up with so as not to waste the ticket or the seat. Funny, i nearly wet myself laughing with the banter that was going on up on the stage and the antics that i don't think were written in to the script at times as it was a bit near the knuckle at times but rare fun. Then they rounded it off by singing the 12 days of Christmas Glasgow style with the fairy on the top of the tree being the man himself and the 12 lavvi rolls swinging through the air at folk and him running to retrieve them. Him planking the pashmiri nans under the stage curtain so that Zip(Janette Tough from the Krankies) hunting high and low for them. Anyone that is not acquainted with Glasgow humour or language would be left wondering just what they were saying some of the time and i was just hoping that my Rory didn't get the double meanings(sometimes it only had the one meaning that was blatantly obvious). What reaction though they got from the crowd that was in and i think that as it was the very last one of the season might have had something to do with things sometimes going off script. All in all it was just what i needed to pick me up from Auntie Jeans funeral the day before which all that i could think about was doing up the John Players floats that used to go through Stirling with a different theme each year. Auntie Jean, mum, Jim(my brother) and i used to have a ball doing them up to start with and then being the different characters each year. Oh the things that Auntie Jean, mum and i used to get up to was great fun, the things we used to create for the different people and events and just the giggle that was always around when we got together. Her youngest son Ian used to be my stand in boyfriend when i needed an escort for some reason as we did everything together. It only took me until last year to find out that he wished it was real... i'll tell you, talk about being green, i think i must always have been greener than the grass around me because boy am i slow or thick to pick up on things.
Have fun dear Angels and sending hugs to all of you here and not at the moment,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card it is unusual and the beautiful colours (my favourite), love the detail around the butterflies.
Norah I don't know you but I loved your letter, would have loved to see the show but I live in Tasmania so that would be a bit hard, my sister is married to a Glaswegian so I know a bit of the humour, sounds fantastic.
Di B x

Swiftycrafter said...

Lovely card Sue, pretty colours and who doesn't love butterflies.
Lynne x

Theresa Pace said...

loving this effect. pretty peeks and love the colours you have blended, hugs xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card. I do remember the other colour way as that card inspired me to buy the butterfly dies. I will be having a go at this design soon. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

Darlene4527 said...

Another lovely card and who doesn't like butterflies? Love the colors.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
A fresh and lovely card that is so unusual yet very effective, I shall be giving this a try, thank you.

Congratulations to Maria something for you to treasure.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Margaret corgi owner

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue
I love the colours you have used. They are my kind of colours for sure. I'm not a massive lover of butterflies though. It's strange really, I love to see butterflies flying around.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend
lay well and warm
Jo xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
wonderful butterfly card and love the colours.
crafty hugs Helen Terry xxx

Gail said...

Beautiful sentiment and one I am lucky enough to own and butterflies are always a winner in my book xx GailT xx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Looks simple but very stunning.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful butterfly card today !! I saw this one when you first made it in the red, yellow, orange colours. I think I would have a very hard time trying to decide which colour combo I liked the best as I think they are both beautiful. Your Butterfly Dies are wonderful and they are still on my long wish list !! I really hope one day that I might catch up !! I love the stamps you have used as the apertures to. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card Sue.
Sending you lots of love and hugs Sue, from Tres x x x

Norah, It is great to see you back !! I have missed you. I hope you are ok love from Tres x x x

Missing you Lynne M and fur babies and Lyndsey Martin. Sending you both lots of love from Tres x x x

Congratulations Maria for winning Wednesday's fab card !! Lots of love from Tres x x x

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

Sandy H said...

Your butterflies are beautiful whatever the colour, Sue.
Congratulations to Maria.
Good to see that you are back on the blog, Norah.
Take care everyone.

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, crafty hugs Julie xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,

A simply stunning card beautiful in both colourways . Have a great time at CHA, hugs jean D xxx

Great to see you back Norah.

Hugs to all
Jean D xxxx

Haze T said...
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Haze T said...

Hi Sue
I love butterflies & this card is so pretty & the colours go so well together..
Really draws the eye into each butterfly with being recessed & the delicate line detail around each cut out is just perfect...
Stunning card..

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

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AnneRD said...

This is stunning Sue,
Simple layout but so effective. Anne x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
clean and very beautiful card
Take care
Hazel G XX