Friday, 24 April 2015

Izzy's Butterfly

Hello bloggers! Before getting to the cards for today, I just wanted to say a great big thank you for all your support and wonderful emails on the POTD shows earlier this week.  I knew that I was going to feel pretty shattered on Thursday morning so I had pre-scheduled yesterday's post before the shows.  Feeling somewhat more human today, so I really wanted to take a quick moment to acknowledge how much I appreciate your response to my die shows.  Although I have truly enjoyed all the designing process for them, I am always a bit on edge doing the shows because it is so personal to me.   I did have to laugh though as I was packing up after the shows were over,  I was shocked to count how many samples there were!  136 of mine, 15 beautiful samples from Debbie Stevens and I had 4 of Julia Watts stunning weaving cards!  John told me that he had brought 68 samples with him!  I would love to know how many of them were actually shown over the ten hours, but I bet you will spot some cards on the blog that you never had a chance to see on the
 shows! LOL
Now on to the card(s)!   I can't believe that I have forgotten to post Izzy's butterfly idea from the Orion die!  I even have two cards to show today to make up for my blunder!  The first card is the demo card that I did in Feb.  I started with a piece of coconut white card where I had cut the bottom using the cutting edge from the Orion die.  I embossed it with the Bed Of Roses embossing folder for texture.  I cut the Orion die in Blush card using both cutting edges and glued it to the bottom of the embossed panel.  I added a piece of blush card that I sugared with Diamond Sprinkles so it was just peeking out from beneath.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the New York Collection tag and inked it with Spun Sugar before removing it from the die.  I made the butterfly by cutting up two of the Orion dies.  Rather than trying to explain how I cut it, Izzy kindly made me a sort of template showing how it was cut and I have included it below.  It is so much easier to follow that way!  My antennae are a bit different, but it just shows you more options.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 3/4" in size.

The second card is pretty self explanatory, using the same embossing folder.  I added a few small butterflies from the Magical Butterfly die set.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  9" in size.  All in all, a really fun way to have a play with your dies to see what else you can create, don't you think?  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Good morning Sue and all, this is so beautiful, two stunning cards, love them both, but the White has the edge for me
We have a lovely morning here, hope it holds for the weekend.
Have a great day everyone

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such beautiful butterflies on the cards today, amazing, and thanks for the template on how to make them.

As to your shows they were all fabulous, as was John's, when are you back???

Looking forward to seeing the new dies, saw a picture of them all on an email yesterday, amazing.

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

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards but the first one really sings to me just up my street.
Nancyd xx

carol quinn said...

Wow...stunning cards, and such a huge butterfly!

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous cards today Sue and I just adore that butterfly and am so glad that you have a template for them. Thank you so much Izzy and

Mary Lynn Cox said...

These are wonderful cards and so differnt in the end. I dont know how you do it all Sue. You are so inspirational.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, two beautiful cards. Thank you Izzy for the template. Have a good weekend all. Sue the new dies look brilliant cannot wait to see the demos. Kitty.

Yvonne said...

Good morning Sue,
Izzy's card is very delicate looking just what I like, the other card is just a bit bright for me but in softer colours I would make it. Sue you deserve to be tired after the shows & your dies are beautiful you should be doubly proud of them. Thanks for all your lovely products & inspiration. Yvonne xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Very pretty cards. The red and black are so striking.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Sue. Amazing what you can do with one die. Can't wait to see new collection. Have a nice weekend everyone . JJxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue, am still watching the demos I recorded.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Both cards stunning I like the first one better thank you tracyw

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, both these cards are gorgeous, love the vibrant red one. Still have to catch up with the shows, but it sounds like a resounding success. Have a great Friday all. Bx

Rae Macfarlane said...

Hi Sue glad you're enjoying the aftermath of your knockout shows....your a big hit.....!
love the two cards today.... chalk and cheese ....can't quite make up my mind...the red one is fractionally in the lead....I'm so glad I didn't have to choose one from your bundle of samples from potd because all of them were stunning...
Luv Rach :)

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. I love both cards, just can't decide between them but I know now that I'm going to have to get the roses EF! Hope that you are resting after your hectic couple of days, your shows were brilliant.
Wow Izzy - your ideas are amazing, you had us all making "Izzy bags", now it's going to be your butterflies. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Linda Graham said...

This is why we love your dies Sue,you can do so much with them,great show`s, cant wait for your new collection, thank you, Linda x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two very pretty cards showing just how versatile your fabulous dies are! Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Maria Illsley said...

Two great cards I can even see a smaller butterfly within the big one xx just seen your new collection of dies Sue, they are stunning xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue from a very misty dull morning her in Burgundy.
How to finish off a fantastic week for everyone giving us two for the price of one. Both gifts beautiful and outstanding.

I hope that you may have a reasonable week-end to relax or is that an impossible ask?

Well it's our last Friday here for a while and so it has to be actions stations for the next two days.

To all in pain and suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

doreenj said...

Two smashing cards, similar but sooo different!!!

Doreen x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
This is why we love you, your so generous in sharing yours and other people's ideas with us. I love both cards it's amazing how a colour can make them look so different from each other. Thank you Izzy for the template I must try to replicate this amazing butterfly can't wait to see what you come up with next lol. The samples were FABULOUS I would love to just go through them all it would be my idea of heaven. Sue you will always have our support it must be nerve racking when there are so many 'die' shows,but as you can see you had everyone's support. I'm excited for your next launch although my Bank Manager isn't lol.
Hugs x
Heather T

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Izzy is a very intuitive girlie, I would never have thought to do this, and culminates in these fabulous butterflies, genius !!
Both cards are gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love both cards and Izzy's butterfly. Lovely. I see John posted the card I spied and mentioned on your blog yday. Not sure if that was pure coincidence or you had a word maybe? The latter I suspect. But either way thank you both. I am going to have a go at that when the dies arrive. Glad to hear you have recovered. This virus thing is getting there slowly and if its what you had also I don't know how you do it!! Happy Friday!

PharmacyMichele said...

Two beautiful cards-I think I like the second card mire as its so striking. Still got two more shows to watch-they've been a great source of inspiration so far..


Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Love both cards, and your shows were all inspiring
I caught a sneak peak of your new dies, due out this weekend, can't wait to see what you do with them
Pat x

Laura O' Connor said...

Two fab stunning cards ,thanks for the tip on the butterflies,Laura O

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards love the butterfly.
Congratulations on the POTD still have some shows yet to watch.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x x

Jackie Trinder said...

Wow Sue the butterflies are amazing what a wonderful idea. The cards are beautiful. Your shows were fantastic I really enjoyed watching you and John. There were so many samples we can't have seen them all so it will be lovely to see them here. I do hope you get some rest over the next few days. You are such a busy lady. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Two stunning cards love the butterfly.
Congratulations on the POTD still have some shows yet to watch.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all

Two beautiful cards and the butterfly is so clever- Orion added to the list!
Have a lovely weekend everyone,

Muriel x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A super twofer (didn't ABBA do a song about that?) today and what a clever idea for the butterfly Izzy. Both look splendid.
Must say, after that gruelling schedule on Wednesday, you looked fresh as a daisy yesterday.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Helen Bell said...

Good morning Sue and everyone

What a lovely post. Because you always look so professional and calm on TV it's easy to think that nothing would bother you. The fact that you may get a little nervous about the actual shows is very endearing.

However, you have such a huge following of genuine fans who appreciate your talent and your kindness and generosity that you can certainly count on our support for future shows.

Two beautiful cards today. Thank you, and thanks to Izzy again for the butterfly instructions.

Love Helen xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Both cards are beautiful! I managed to watch the shows yesterdayI had recorded and they were wonderful, sorry I didn't get to send in an email but you had an abundance!
Hope you manage some rest and relaxation when you are in Florida with your mom, you definitely deserve it!
Love and hugs to all xo

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Two STUNNING cards, what a fantastic idea from our Izzy, love it. Will definitely have a go at this later.
Have a good day
Patricia xxx

Julie Elli said...

Gorgeous Sue. It brings me joy every day to see your cards. Thank you.
Big hug
Julie E

Gail said...

Two absolutely stunning cards and showing again how if you think outside the box you can make even more wonderful creations xx GailT xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Pleased you are feeling a little more rested today and thanks for letting us all see your lovely cards. SueL x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, such pretty cards, who can go wrong with a butterfly. Thank you to Izzy for sharing her handbags and butterfly. Hope you manage a couple of quiet days to recover.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards, both stunning in their own right. Thanks for the template, I don't think my old brain would run to working it out without. Thank you Izzy for the idea and you to Sue for sharing it.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

That butterfly is amazing. I love both cards.

Anne (Northampton)

hettygarlick said...

You must have been truly exhausted after all those demos Sue! You were a joy to watch though. These butterfly cards are lovely. What a good idea. We should all do as many things as we can with the dies in order that we get real value for the money that we invest in collecting them. Before I bought a die cutting machine I thought it would be an extravagance as a die would only be a kind of "one off" use. Since watching you I know different! Thanks for all the great ideas. x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW love both of these cards for different reason's. The white one is clean and crisp the second one because it's so colourful and striking. Izzy must be a very clever lady as i think her bags and now her butterflies are amazing. Your show's were great with load's of new idea's with all of your usual hint's and tip's but most of all your fantastic insperation. Have a restful weekend and recharge your batteries lol.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x
PS. Forgot to say my stamp's came yesterday they are beautiful. Thank You.x

carol edwards said...

Beautiful cards and I just love all butterflies. Well done on your shows x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

I love both cards and the butterfly is so clever and pretty. How brilliant of Izzy to come up with the idea.

Thank you for sharing.


karenlotty said...

The shows were brilliant To have so many samples from various people just shows how fantastic your dies are I can imagine how nerve wracking it must have been I get nervous making a card wondering if the recipient will like it let alone a whole range of products! Izzy is so so talented and love both cards you've made with the "butterfly" I'd sort if dismissed Orion as something I could live without BUT not anymore!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards. Gorgeous butterfly.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and Izzy
Both fab cards with Izzy's butterfly inspiration - always good to look at other ideas with the dies - something I need a push with!
Only saw two shows but know how hectic it must have been, Sue, but SO successful, you should be proud. It's always great to see your lovely smiling self, just wish it was more often.
Hope you have some downtime now and enjoy it.
OMG more new dies on the way? Will never catch up. Help.

'P' in Wales

Anyone know where Norah is? She is missed after being such a prolific commenter. As is Cameeli.

nattyboots said...

Lovely creations Sue, the second card hits the spot for me .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Aspiring crafter said...

These cards are gorgeous Sue , what a clever idea from Izzie.
I am struggling to choose a favourite , so I won't!
The shows were great and as for the many samples ...would love to see them again!
Glad you are feeling human again, take care,

Janice K said...

WOW!! Two fantastic cards! I'm very impressed with the beautiful butterfly and also excited as I own the Orion die and will defiantly be trying this great idea. Love your gorgeous dies Sue, they are so versatile, keep up the great work.x

Hazel said...

Two stunning cards, love the butterfly idea. Hazel x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Two beautiful cards. My favourite is the white one - always classic! Shows were fab I already have all the Greek dies my favourite just love the ivy on the background and border!

Rest up and relax now!

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love both cards!
Glad you have recovered from the wonderful shows!
Pleased you have others to lend a hand with card ideas too much for one!
Take care
Love Marg

auscrafts said...

missed all the shows as out of the country love todays card

Wendy L said...

Wonderful cards Sue, I did see the shows and you and John did good. Why dont you sell all your samples and cards for charity at CE Towers? Just a thought.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Just absolutely stunning and incredibly creative! It would never have crossed my mind!!!
Hats Off!!!
Lorna D

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love both of today's cards - the butterflies are stunning. Am still catching up with the recorded shows and all are fantastic :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Joan from Newcastle upon Tyne said...

Love the butterfly on todays cards. The shows on Create & Craft & Ideal World were brill.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two beauties, the wow one is a real stunner

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a stunning card and adore the butterfly you have made it is stunning. well you know what i'll be doing today.
I'll be making butterflies.
Take care xx
Debs A xx
{Debs Cards}

Karen M said...

Hi Sue, what a good idea with the butterflies ,good use of the die lovely cards ,enjoyed your shows,thank you .
Karen M

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, 2 beautiful cards today. I love butterflies. Will try to watch all your shows over the weekend as still trying to get rid of my blasted cough which unfortunately is hanging on. Can't wait for your new dies. Lol lynne m & pesky critters x x x

Craftysusan said...

Morning Sue. Stunning cards and Izzy is so inventive with your dies. Just goes to show how versatile you have designed them. Hope we get to see all the samples not shown on C&C as I do love to see them all for inspiration.

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, I must confess when I first looked at your blog I thought you had a new butterfly die. So pleased you have included Izzys layout for these beautiful butterflies. For me the layout is easy to follow.

Hope you are going to take it easy for a few days, take care lots of love, Brendan XXX

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue , Love both cards so glad you have shown us how to do the butterflies .love Jean Z xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Two gorgeous card, love the butterfly, Izzy is a very clever lady. Love it.
Hope you have a bit of rest before you fly off to Florida to see your mum.

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Two beautiful cards, well done IZZY! And so kind giving more of your lovely bags away on Sue's shows, I really enjoyed all of them and John's too! Looking forward to seeing all these cards they didn't show on TV! Thanks for sharing! love Junex (Cumbria)

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, two beautiful cards, love the Butterfly. Your shows are always brilliant and your samples are the best!! Love Jean xxx

gwen70 said...

Two beautiful cards Sue, but the white one is my fave

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, two gorgeous cards showcasing how clever Izzy is!!! The first one is my favourite,, but I also like the red one.
Hope you are having a well deserved rest after your hectic schedule, the demos were brilliant, thakyou for all your inspiration.
Take care, Jess x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The butterflies are amazing!
One of the cards that caught my eye on your show and also at Ally Pally was the one that that has lots of brightly coloured flowers around a circular aperture within a frame made with the Noble Square.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are stunning. Love Izzys butterfly idea and thanks for showing the template. My favourite is the second card. Wondering how you could possibly have time to make 136 samples or Johns 68. Takes me all day to think up and create 2!! x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue -love both of the cards but love the white one more! Your shows were absolutely brilliant and it's such a shame we don't get to see all the samples after all the work you put into making them, but thank goodness for your blog! You should never be worried about whether people like your dies or not - proof is in the number of emails in the cup at the end of all your shows!! Have a wonderful time in Florida with your mum. Best wishes

Chris Curry said...

What stunning cards Sue, gorgeous. Your shows were brilliant as usual and I enjoyed John's shows too. A lovely day. Thank you.Xx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue,Two beautiful cards today and I love the way the butterflies were cut out of a die!Take care Jane. B.

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card today. The butterfly is amazing. Hope you have a nice rest before it all starts again . Hugs Heather x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card today. The butterfly is amazing. Hope you have a nice rest before it all starts again . Hugs Heather x

Glennis said...

That butterfly is amazing!

Kate's Cards said...

Love butterflies love the cards! xxx

hotpotato said...

gorgeous cards Sue.

hazel young said...

Stunning cards Sue love the butterflies x xhazel

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Two stunning cards love them both, and the butterflies are beautiful
Carol x

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love both cards but the black glossy butterfly just has the edge for me...and would look fabulous glittered up too...

Yvonne _ I didn't make either of the cards, both made by Sue...

Karenlotty - noooo! can't possibly live without the Orion set!!

Ladies - I hope my "how-to-cut" template is useful to you can see from the pics of the template and Sue's cards there are at least two versions of the butterfly - and maybe even more...and that central section of the lower black diecut sample looks so like a lacy ladybird if you imagine a red body underneath it...worth a try anyway...


CHERYL Brown said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
What fantastic, entertaining and informative shows they were Sue, I hope you will take a well-earned rest now my dear.
I love both these cards and the flutterbys, stunning, simply stunning!!!
Its beginning to brighten up a bit outside so I will be tackling the protection stuff for my decking today.
Love & hugs to all those in need of one. My basket is overflowing with them waiting to jump into your arms.
Cheryl xxx

Cards2Di4 said...

Hi Sue. Hope you are recovered from your marathon!! I just love these butterflies. So clever of Izzy to 'find' them in your beautiful dies. Well done to you both and thanks for sharing this brilliant technique. Love Diane x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card. The butterflies are really lovely.
Evis M.

Anonymous said...

Both beautiful cards sue will have to Tey the butterfly it is gorgeous xx love yvonne b xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Great cards today and thank you for the breakdown of the butterfly. I'll be printing that off to remind me.
The shows were fab and it was great to hear so many names that we know, especially mine lol !!!!!
Maureen xxx

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Fabulous cards and brilliant way of making a butterfly. Loved your shows, though I still have some to watch lol!

Have a great day

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

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Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous cards and beautiful butterfly's. Have a lovely day. Kind regards Joanne K x

Paula said...

Two really beautiful cards today Sue, I love them both! I have all I need to create them too, which always makes me a happy bunny. :) Thanks Sue.

Paula x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Two beautiful cards and thank you Izzy for the template for the amazing butterfly. Enjoy Florida and your mums birthday
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, two stunning cards both so different the second one really pops with the chosen colours. My Noble Square dies arrived this morning, such quick delivery, so I hope to play over the weekend, love from Jackie xx

Jackie Durrant said...

PS and a thank you to Izzy too for her imagination and ideas

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue these are beautiful the red and black took my breath away I love them both but that one is wow !!!!!the shows were just great no wonder you were tired. Love and thanks sue xxxxxxxxxjune horrocks xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two gorgeous cards. I can't choose as I love them both. A 'thank you' to Izzy for the butterfly idea and template.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, you've certainly spoiled us today with such love and beautiful butterfly cards. Thank you for sharing and showing us how to make an even lovlier butterfly.

Craftihappiness to everyone and lots of love from Macky.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely Cards. Side by side they really show how different colours can change the appearance of an element. The butterfly is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and thank you also Izzy.

Best wishes

Littlelamb said...

Both cards are beautiful but very different. Love them both.

nzillingworth said...


Jill Liddle said...

Both cards are really stunning but I am leaning towards the red and black one as my personal favourite.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, two beautiful cards.

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for showing us two beautiful cards today and thank you Izzy for the butterfly template, it really is gorgeous (yes I spotted the ladybird too! ). Both cards are really beautiful Sue but I think the top one has the edge the moment! I hope you have a lovely weekend relaxing and doing things you love, you deserve it after such a busy week. Take care of yourself
Love Diane G xxx

CraftyJo said...

Who doesn't like a butterfly! These two are lovely :)

SHARICA said...

Love both of the cards .. Watched all the shows and WOW I Want most of them :)

lilysmum said...

Beautiful cards once again Sue (and izzy), always good to see different ways to use the dies. Thank you. P.s, congrats on the potd shows. Hugs, Theresa. Xx

craftynanna said...

WOW Sue what stunners these cards are and the butterflies are gorgeous, thank you one again for you inspiration. All the shows were fantastic, you certainly had some samples, loads and loads, thank you izzy for the template of the butterfly is so lovely, crafty hugs everyone, Johanna

Pauline A said...

Sue, You know that we always love your dies so please.....stop worrying. I must have missed the Izzy bags but I love how she has made us a template for a butterfly. A girl can never have too many butterflies as they always look so beautiful on a card. If I had to choose between the two cards it would have to be the white one. Have a great weekend. Hugs xxPauline A

Joan D said...

Really enjoyed the POTD shows, and my dies,card,and pretty corners have just arrived. Can't wait to play. What a great idea of your friends to make a butterfly from the die. Very clever as are her handbags, which I have made,and they are beautiful. Thank you for all your hard work and wonderful inspiration. Xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
so stunning, both of them. Izzy is such a lovely person, showing us how it's done - I shall keep that template safe!
Surprise surprise, but it's the second card that appeals to me more, simply because of the colour. I need red in my life.
Also, have seen your new dies today, there are a lot of tempters in there for sure, will have to ponder which ones to pick.
Enjoy your time with you mom.
Hugs, Rose

Deb Curtis said...

Hi Sue, both lovely cards today with very different looks, serene and dramatic, just shows the versatility of your dies. The butterfly snipping template is great and the bags we saw on the shows were amazing. Izzy is a very clever paper engineer!
The shows were great and seeing all the demos and samples is so inspiring.
Enjoy a well earned break in Florida, blessings - Deb C xx

Jill Berg said...

These butterflys are gorgeous - so clever!

redfox said...

Wow, never would have thought of using that die to create a butterfly, how clever! Think I need to have a bit of a play with my dies and a pair of scissors! Have a wonderful time away, you deserve it. Love to everyone Sarah

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I loved the first card when you demonstrated it on TV and now I love the second one as well. Two totally contrasting cards but equally beautiful and I cannot choose between them.

The gorgeous weather of the last 10 days has vanished and today it is somewhat overcast and the rain is threatening so it may be a week-end for less gardening and more crafting :-)

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

From bags to butterflies, Izzy, you are so clever! Sue, Hope you recovered from a crazy 24 hrs.

I seriously need the Caribbean dies now! They were just stunning! I can't seen to always get a clear idea of what a die looks like in 2 colours, I see to need to see the shapes cut! I had to buy kitchen stuff so I was limited this time around but I'm not disappointed as the dies I brought arrived today and they are stunning. Sadly I'm shattered and very sore as had to go out to see the practice nurse yesterday (hence no comment). I'm dozing off trying to do this so I'll go now. Still no heating but too shattered to chase up.

Extra special happy hugs to all, extra in reserve if anyone needs more x

T x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Great shows this week, very enjoyable, what's this new dies on the horizon !.
Today's card is lovely a must try.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

foxyg said...

Two beautiful cards Sue.

Vie Carter said...

very clever use of dies


Stephanie Cotterill said...

Afternoon Sue. Phone kept crashing, just how you feel huh ? Or are you still buzzing lol. When you feel uneasy about showing new dies, just remember just how many of your family are supporting you throughout your show's. We will allow you a few nerves,of course you are, after all they are your babies, but after seeing so many pictures of cards emailed it should prove to you just how many of us adore your die collections both the older sets and the newer collections. We will always be by your side.
Two beautiful cards today plus an Izzy tut, wow what a lovely end to our week. Like Heather T I could spend all day going through and stoking your samples, just like Ive stroked my card from your show last week, its perfection personified Sue, all so.straight and even (considering you dont measure your card your eyes must be spot on lol although we know you struggle with the monitors lol !!!
Well our Izzy is so clever, I remeber catching flies when you first showed us her bags and butterflies, wow. Ive also recorded all the show's you did and keep going back to Deborahs cards too, totally stunning.
Well, in for wintery showers the weekend here in Lancs so if you are off for a birthday party please enjoy your time dare I mention rest ?
I shall send my love and hugs to all, and a big hug to you Sue to say "well done and dont be nervous anymore"
Lancashire Steph xxx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Really love these

Jayne S said...

Beautiful cards today, butterflies are always a winner. Your shows were amazing and i watched everyone and enjoyed seeing all of the stunning cards.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Two beautiful cards today, but my favourite is the first one. Well done to Izzy for her beautiful butterfly! Still catching up with your shows and am thoroughly enjoying watching them. Great samples (& so many!!!).
Sorry haven't commented for a couple of days but have been spending a lot of time at hospital visiting. Things are going downhill very quickly with my aunt bless her. Going into hospice on Monday.
Weather looks like it's going to get worse as well, but it has been glorious for the last couple of days - nice while it lasted.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Wow we are being spoilt today with two beautiful stunning cards.
I really enjoyed the shows and have seen a sneaky preview of the new dies and they are gorgeous and can't wait to get my hands on them.

Julie said...

Hi Sue,
I love today's card the Orion die is just so versatile. Don't be away too long, it's just not the same without you doing the demos.

You were absolutely great on the POTD you are one SUPER TALENTED DESIGNER CRAFTY STAR. I know you were nervous after working on your 'creations' for so long but believe me, there was certainly NO need for 'stage show nerves'. You are the QUEEN OF DIE CRAFTING - THE WORLD OVER.

As I am disabled I watch C&C most of the time, and to me, YOU are the BEST QUEST DESIGNER EVER! I am sure many people will agree.

Take Care, lots of love JJ

barbara macaskill said...

These are both so pretty but the white one has stolen my heart! Absolutely magnificent! I am breathless just looking at it!! TFS!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Another idea. After leaving my comment, I went back to "train my eyes" and saw a lady bug in the center piece left from the butterfly cut from the Orion die. How about that, nothing goes to waste!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful cards both of them. But the colours on the second are so striking and has to be my fav. Love the die and the butterfly.

Barbara W said...

Hi Sue

Again some beautiful cards today. Quite glad you forgot Izzy's butterfly card because we get to see two cards!

Going to have a go at cutting into my dies and see if I can get something as great as you have produced.

Keep up your fantastic blog.

Lol Barbara W

PS loved the POTD shows!

cynindallas said...

Good Morning, Your cards are beautiful . . . especially, the big butterfly on this one. May I ask how did you create the wonderful antennae? I noticed that you have them in white and on another card in black. It's a great finishing touch that I'd like to learn. Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards and have a great day.

Pam B said...

Oh how I wish my thought process worked even at 10 % of yours Sue. I am always amazed at the different ways you use your dies, so thank you for sharing your ideas. Totally loved all the shows and my Greek collection has arrived already
Pam B

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous cards. Love them both. Thanks for sharing

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous cards. Love them both. Thanks for sharing

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely stunning cards so pretty I do love butterflies.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Two pretty butterfly cards today. I just love these. Just shows how versatile your dies are. Many thanks to Izzy for the template.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Isn't Izzy a very clever lady the die does make a beautiful butterfly.
The shows where great viewing.

Jean said...


Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, isn't Izzy a clever girl! The cards are absolutely lovely. The white one is my favourite but both are beautiful! Thanks so much for including the diagram showing how to cut out the butterfly! I have pinned it! I did that just after lunch and meant to post after that but got distracted! Already my Pin has been Pinned by three others! That's how we spread the word that you are the best! Izzy well done!
My diagonal Die arrived today! Lovely!
Heather know exactly what you mean - I'd love to do that too.
Alison - sorry about your Auntie will keep you and Auntie in my thoughts and prayers.
Have a good weekend everyone,
Love Myra xxx. Norah xx

IVY Cheong said...

Good evening Sue,

I love both these cards. The butterflies are so beautiful and it's so amazing that they were made from the Orion die. Take care, Ivy L xx

Linda28 said...

Sue, two fabulous cards today, very clever to cut the butterfly from the die ( thank you Izzy, for the template ). Have now watched all the shows from C&C and not only have square eyes, but the minds gone completely, first I decide on one selection then I see more samples and change my mind! again and again! then to top it off an E Mail with a sneak peak at your new collection, now there's no chance of me being able to make a decision until they are released. Will be working forever, lol, to fund my habit! Hugs to all, Linda.

Sue said...

Oh My, I love that Butterfly! I have quite a few butterfly dies, but really can you ever have too many...The contrast between the roses embossing on the white and the coral color is nice to see together too. Gorgeous cards.

liz spooner said...

Beautiful cards Sue, really love the butterfly. xx

Susan White said...

How clever! Love the black and red one - really great. Will try to catch up with all the recordings tomorrow I hope, Susan x

pinky said...

Really enjoyed the show Sue, cards and inspiration truly fantastic. Loving how you used the butterfly in different ways! Gorgeous cards.

Karen Drew said...

Two amazing cards today. The first one is my favourite. An ingenious idea with the butterfly
Karen xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Stunning Cards Sue!

The butterflies look gorgeous! I will definitely be giving them a go.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Barbara said...

Two fabulous cards Sue!
I will always choose the white one as my favourite, just cant beat white on white.
Your shows were amazing as always.
Have seen the new dies on Craftworld and have already chosen my favourites, really love the Noble ones but then when I see your samples I will want them all.

Barbara said...

Two fabulous cards Sue!
I will always choose the white one as my favourite, just cant beat white on white.
Your shows were amazing as always.
Have seen the new dies on Craftworld and have already chosen my favourites, really love the Noble ones but then when I see your samples I will want them all.

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, love your card in all of the colour ways. Thank you. X Ros

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful & so pretty card.
Love 'Izzys Butterfly' which looks amazing & delicate.
Love the bed of roses embossing folder & must get that right away as it's so pretty.

Thank you for sharing the diagram of how to make the butterfly from your Orion die, much appreciated..

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

nannapat said...

Lovely butterflies on gorgeous cards. Love your shows Sue and I want all of the dies, they are just stunning. Pat x

Lesley Cann said...

PWhat lovely cards they are both attractive in a different way. Hope you have recovered from the shows.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Not one but two beautiful cards today !! I love the Butterfly that Izzy made with the Orion Dies. It is very pretty and delicate. Such a lovely shape to it as well. So beautiful !! Well I really love both of the cards but I think my favourite one would be the second one but with a more Pastel colour combo instead of the bright colour card. I love everything about both cards and using the Orion as a border on the first card really gives it a great finishing touch. The swirly pearls look fab on the second card and your beautiful little butterflies provide the perfect finishing touch. Thanks to you Sue, and Izzy to for two beautiful butterfly cards.
Sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Two lovely cards. Thank you.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
Well I really must have a go at making this butterfly it is stunning
As is the card you have used them on
Loved all the shows did email in to you
I have had a sneak peek at your new collection on a card website and they are amazing and I predict another big big success story.
Take Care
Theresa x

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & Willsonette
So very late sorry.
Two beautiful cards I love the Butterflys I love the first one just slightly but both gorgeous. Loved all your shows Sue unfortunately my Emails didn't get read out lovely so many blog ladies did.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xxx

Hug's too everyone xxxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
This is a really lovely card, so lacey looking, I do like white cards.
Di B. x

melody said...

Both the cards are lovely but I think the 1st one was stunning, your shows were brill they made my day. Molly's now waiting on her parcel bless she be on our case every five minutes now. Take care Melody xxxXxxx

Eunice said...

Very pretty cards Sue.

Sandy H said...

Two fabulous cards. Butterflies are lovely. Thanks Izzy for the template.
I'm still playing catch-up with the POTD shows. Hope you have some rest over the weekend, Sue.
Thinking of you and your aunt, Alimecca.
Take care everyone.

hollyberry said...

Both cards are beautiful,love them both. Thanks to Izzy for letting us all know how to make this majestic butterfly.
Glad that you have recovered from the shows and have many samples to keep your blog going for several months!

peter said...

Thank you so much for including this card Sue. I saw you do it on C&C and recorded it for future reference ... Unfortunately I deleted it by mistake, and was so disappointed because I had the dies but couldn't remember how it was made, so am delighted you have put it on your blog. Many thanks to Izzy also for the original idea.. xx

Lisa Johnson said...

I am such a big fan of all your dies. I do wish there was somewhere to buy them here in Canada. And the tips and tricks have been a great influence on how I make my cards. And as per usual what stunning cards.
Thanks again
Lisa Johnson

America said...

REALLY LOVE this idea of the Butterfly. Gonna have to try it! Thanks for posting how-to-cut pics. ALSO in LOVE with all of your mega gorgeous embossing folders that are truly unique. The rose background EF here is also absolutely stunning. :)