Saturday, 31 October 2015

Paper Pieced Striplet



Hello bloggers!  We are showcasing the Butterflies in Flight mini striplet today.  I have used a paper piecing technique to add colour to the striplet and given it some extra shine as well.

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Dorothy MacDonald!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize!







The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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155 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue. It's stunning
Congrats to Dorothy,enjoy it.
Melody, hope you slept well, and Francis will enjoy being with his sister.
Hugs to all.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I have recently bought the butterfly striplets die but not used it yet so this video will give me inspiration - I wish my hubby would get up earlier shall I start to make some noise and see!!!

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

June Smith said...

Whoops sorry forgot to say congratulations to Dorothy xx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning simply stunning would love to have this fly my way anytime. Have a great day Sue, hugs xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card and a great video, I love being able to craft along with you.
Congratulations on your win Dorothy. Melody, I hope you managed to get some sleep whilst Francis spent time with his sister. I can't remember who recommended the adult colouring books for helping with insomnia, I agree they are great. I also use sudoku to help me nod off - I try to do a very difficult one where I have to concentrate so hard that everything else just falls out of my brain! Happy weekend to all. Sue XXX

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Sue, another for my wish list. Congratulations Dorothy. JJxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love, today's stunning card.
Off to watch and learn
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Arwen Perry said...

Hi Sue
This is a really pretty card. I don't have this particular die but I do have something similar so I'll be able to use your inspiration and make a get well card for a friend.I really like that lovely blue!
I'm up and about and going for a walk.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.

I think this one is so pretty and delicate. I'll have to get it at some point. This would be perfect for my Mother's Day cards next year

Yvonne. Thanks for the tip on the colouring book. I have looked at them might treat myself as I have 2 unopened packets of spectrum noir pencils which was a subscription offer to a craft mag last year lol
Slept better last night with help of two glasses of wine with my friend Janice who's my wee rock.

Congratulations Dorothy. Enjoy ur card

Love to all xx

Loraine Jefferis said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the butterfly striplet. I haven't seen this one before. I must buy it. It looks really gorgeous especially in the colour you've used. Best wishes Loraine xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card I love the dies you have used and your design is wonderful
Have a lovely weekend

Debs A xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A great video and very pretty card, Thank you.
The scribbled flower is on my Christmas list.
Congratulations to Dorothy.
Take care and have fun.
Happy Halloween.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty, congratulations Dorothy on winning card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

hettygarlick said...

I made a card using this striplet and followed your instructions Sue. I was so pleased with the result. It looked beautiful with the lovely glossy butterflies. Thank you.

auscrafts said...

very pretty card

Jan on the Fosse said...

I have this striplet but have not used it yet, been busy making Christmas cards.
Must make time to use this lovely idea .
Thanks Sue
Love Jan

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
This card is stunning. I'm so glad I bought this die set.

Congratulations to Dorothy.

Have a great day
Maggie

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
Congratulations Dorothy on your Wednesday win - enjoy like so many before you have.

Such a delicate, beautiful card today. I have seen the most beautiful card using this die and it really took my breath away, it was so impressive.
I also enjoy the fill in technique and have used it on many a striplet die, I wonder if the stainless glass method would also work with this lovely little die ?
Well, whatever your plans for the day Sue, have a good one.
Hugs.
Lancashire Steph xx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this card is really lovely and it looks so fresh and even spring like
Kathy x

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

Another beautiful card using your striplet dies. Everyone I do a card for using the striplets is so pleased with them as it is different from the run of the mill style they are very popular!

Have a great day my friend whatever you are doing

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very wedgewoodesque. Love it. Congrats to winner. Happy weekend all.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, I love the colour.

Sandy (tort)

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Beautiful, I don't have this striplet yet! lol but think it might have to be moved right up the list.
Congratulations Dorothy
Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, do like the paper piecing and the glorious burst of flowers in the corner. So pretty.
Well done to Dorothy on the card win.

'P' in Wales

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for another great video tutorial. A beautiful card, love the glossy butterflies. Congratulations to Dorothy.x

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, the card today is fab, the colours, combination and shapes are great, thank you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue and friends,
Well Sue another beautiful card this morning, I do love that striplet die, I think it maybe at the top of my list! The colours you have used make the card a WoW card ! Thank you for the inspiration x
My goodness how lovely it was to meet so many blog friends yesterday as our Cotswold Crafter weekend retreat began, the laughter was almost instant, I have to say that bearing in mind that so many of us had never actually met 'in the flesh' it was actually like a coming together of old friends, everyone instantly bonded and the laughter just got louder and louder to the point of some of us ending up crying with laughter! So today we have a whole day of crafting and no doubt plenty of laughter! To think that it all started right here, many many months ago we were all just strangers leaving posts for Sue everyday, it has turned into us all making lifetime friends, friends that have made my life a much brighter place! So thank you Sue, for providing the blog that we all met up on and thank you ladies for your amazing friendship, love and support!
Have a lovely day everyone,
Love and hugs
Sandra xxxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, love the striplet die and your pretty flowers. Congratulations to Dorothy. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is such a beautiful card I love the design. I have this striplet die so I might be having a go at this one once all the Christmas cards are done. Congratulations to Dorothy you are a lucky lady. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Wendy L said...

So pretty, love the striplet, xxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue,
I love this striplet but some how have managed to lose one of the butterflys! Grrrrr..... it hasn't turned up yet. However it won't stop me making this card will it!
It is lovely and I do like this die for several occaisions.
Colours really pop it off the page - so back to searching for my little butterfly...............
Anne M xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card today, this striplet die is gorgeous and I love the colour. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to Dorothy xxxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card I love that shade of blue. Congratulations to Dorothy. Yvonne xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

What a lovely card. Paper piecing is a useful technique.
Hope Dorothy enjoys her card.
Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. You must be able to read my mind because i just bought this die yesterday and i was going to have a look through your you tube videos to see if you had made a card with this die and hey presto i dont have to because i have switched on this morning to see this beautiful creation. I have all the dies to make this card. I hope you dont mind because my sister would love this one for her birthday as she is always pottering in the garden as she loves her flowers and butterflies. The glossy butterflies look stunning as does the colours. Thanks for another great video. Congratulations to Dorothy on winning wednesdays card. Have a great weekend Sue.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Congratulations Dorothy! Stunning card today Sue! Love the blue paper pieced butterflies, a great tip for using your waste. The flowers and foliage look wonderful. Fantastic video tutorial as usual. Debra x

Lisbeth said...

Great card Sue, I love the colours. I would have to say that I love the videos - they give me something to watch when you are not on TV!

Lisbeth

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely fresh looking card. I use this strip let often, it is a great die

Anne said...

What a lovely card, Sue. I do like this technique.

Anne (Northampton)

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card & a lovely technique.

Congrats to the card winner.

Michele

sonja_w said...

Beautiful card and great video, definitly inspired me to give the paper piercing technique a go x

TDQ Karen said...

Such a pretty card. Congratulations to Dorothy

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Very pretty - I don't have the butterfly striplet as yet, had to buy lots of Festive dies first but it is on the wish list to buy asap...

Congratulations to Dorothy...

Izzy

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty card, the striplet has got to be my next purchase it's so beautiful.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
This Die was on my list but you know how it is ! Another comes along and that is a must have, oh dear I think I need to start another list and put this one first!
The Heraldic came yesterday and now that is my favourite!
I really like this card Sue and the beautiful colours!
Well done Dorothy!
Take care
love Marg

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous, gorgeous card, I love that striplet and the open petal flowers.
B xx

Sylvia Yates said...

Such a pretty feminine card this morning Sue. I always think blue & white is such a depicted combo. I have this die but haven't used it yet. Think this will be my project for later today. Have a great weekend everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Jane Franklin said...

I love the idea of this and the striplets are so useful. Another must have!
Hope you enjoyed your cuddles Steph.
Congrats to card winner.
Best wishes to all jxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, very pretty and feminine - love it. Really like the colour combination too.
Congratulations to Dorothy.
Sandra- pleased you're all having such a good time at your retreat, sounds like fun!
Melody hope you slept well and that Francis has good time with his sister, thinking of you all X
Have a good weekend everyone, love and hugs to you all, Alison xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Wow! This is a stunning card! I love the butterfly striplet and the flowers are gorgeous , beautiful colour combination I love everything about this one.
Congratulations to Dorothy, enjoy your prize!
Hugs to all xo

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, thankyou for another beautiful card!!!
Just watched the video and it's so informative!!!
Congratulations Dorothy!!! Enjoy!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Chris Curry said...

I love everything about this card Sue, and these dies are a definite must have. That scribble flower is gorgeous and so versatile, as is the butterfly striplet. Thank you.Xx

hollyberry said...

Love today's card it is gorgeous.
Congratulations to Dorothy on your win.

Julie Elli said...

This is the prettiest butterfly die around. The shapes are so natural looking.
Congratulations to Dorothy.
Big hug
Julie E

gwen70 said...

Loving todays card Sue, simply beautiful

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
For some reason my internet has been down until now so only just been able to get on your blog. It was worth the wait though, the card is gorgeous the scribble flower and butterfly striplet are fabulous. I find paper piecing so relaxing and enjoy doing it, I love the way you've lacquered the butterflies. The video was great and full of hints and tips thank you for that Sue.
Congratulations to Dorothy!
Hugs x
Heather T

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Just love this card and the striplet dies. love Jean Z xxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue

Such a pretty card thanks for sharing with us
Happy Halloween
Hugs Sarah xxx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Really beautiful card today. Again you have used the striplet dies. Just love them and the colours are so pretty. Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Really beautiful card today. Again you have used the striplet dies. Just love them and the colours are so pretty. Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Really beautiful card today. Again you have used the striplet dies. Just love them and the colours are so pretty. Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heather.x

TOB said...

Hi Sue,
Simply beautiful. Congrats Dorothy.
Hugs Theresa xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the dies used and colours xx hazel

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
This card is so pretty, I must have a go at paper piecing, it looks lovely. Off to watch the video now.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really lovely card, love the blues and white, I have been using this inlay technique a bit lately with different dies. Congratulations Dorothy. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, well at least so far its a dry day lets hope it lasts. What a fabulous card I love your design and the two colours are just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. What a beautiful card, it is so pretty and what's more I have got the striplets die so I can try it. I am loving this shade of blue. Watched several of Johns shows yesterday. He is brilliant and full of good tips, he really does justice to your beautiful dies.

Love Rosemarie xx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the blue. Congratulations to Dorothy.

Marion said...

Hi sue love the paper piecing and the blue
makes it look so fresh .the video is great too ,
must give it a try.
Marion H

karenlotty said...

I've done paper piecing and I find it quite relaxing. I don't have the Cosmic Shimmer lacquer so I can feel a purchase come on! I have this Striplet and I love it

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card, love the striplet die. xx

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card the blue is so clean and fresh, love it.
:-)
Lorna D

Tressa said...

I like the paper piercing and lacquering techniques to complete the butterflies. I had only thought of cutting the extras and adding below. I don't have this die but it set me wondering about using the methods on one of the others that I do have. Thanks for that idea.

Tracey S: I don't know if this would help with the sleeplessness you are suffering from. I have recently been prescribed with the sort of anti histamine tablets that warn not not to drink and drive because they can make you drowsy. I live on a main road and have a prison style searchlight facing my bedroom window so don't sleep well these days. A side effect of taking the tablets last thing at night has been almost immediate dropping off for the last two weeks. Worth a punt if it doesn't interfere with any medication. Add with a glass of wine!!!!!!!!

Teresa

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
What a stunning can't you are giving us today, it is just so so pretty.
This one definitely gets the thumbs up from me.
Hope everyone has a good day, love Brenda XXX

nattyboots said...

Oh Sue i do like the Striplet Dies , and this one makes a beautiful card
Congrats to Dorothy Enjoy !.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a delightful card again using one of your gorgeous striplet dies - have not tried this technique but I have the lacquer so will give it a go. Congratulations to Dorothy today, best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, lovely fresh card. Well done Dorothy.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love it the colour is so lovely thank you for sharing love always June horrocks xxxxxx

Zena McCalmont said...

"Hi Sue
This is such a pretty card. Contains all the elements I really love.
Zena x

dmjones said...



Love the combination of colours, a stunning card and video,




Doreen x

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful, I love your striplet dies!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a really gorgeous card. I love the colours, your butterfly striplet die and the flowers. Thanks for the video. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card
Congratulations Dorothy on your win
Carol

IVY Cheong said...

I think this card is clean and simple but elegant at the same time. Love, Ivy xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I love the card. The butterfly striplet is very pretty.
Congratulations to Dorothy.
Regards,
Evis M.

Bejay Roles said...

Good Morning, Sue,
Hi Wilsonettes. Who could ask for more...a beautiful card, a clear dry day and Graham Norton on the radio lol.
I do love your 8x8 cards, Sue and this one is very classy. I have to get this striplet as it's so pretty and I love the way you've used the blue inserts to give your butterflies some coloured wings. I'm looking forward to watching the video in a bit.
Congratulations, Dorothy on winning the wonderful card this week, I know you're going to love it when it arrives:)
Bejay x

carol edwards said...

Stunning card and my favourite, butterflies, gorgeous. Congratulations to Dorothy

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely gentle and elegant card, Sue.

Lorraine Freeman said...

Sue, a beautiful classic Sue card this morning. Elegant all the way. Thank you, I will enjoy the video later.
Dorothy M congratulations on winning Wednesday's card. I hope the MS gives you some respite so that you can enjoy making your Christmas cards.
Alison D, I am shocked that anyone could hate crafting, I am sure he must be wonderful in other ways to have landed you! I hope you get to enjoy crafting soon.
Melody, more hugs for you. I hope you got some decent sleep.
Wheely bad, I hope today is the day you start your Christmas cards and thanks for your kind thoughts.
Frances, lucky you being able to sell your cards but I can see it's a double edged sword.
June, I hope by now you have managed to see the video..
Glad you had a better night Tracey and that you have a wonderful friend to support you. Spectrum noir pencils are on my wish list :).
Sandra, continue to enjoy your crafting weekend. I wonder if you are anywhere near me in Stroud as that's Cotswolds.
Anne M I hope you find your errant butterfly.
Well today my diet is going slightly out the window as it's Cornish pasties for lunch followed by Apple strudel and cream. All in honour of my sister visiting for the day. Will have to try extra hard tomorrow.
Will sigh off by wishing good things to all xxx

SueJ said...

Hi Sue, a wonderful card today, just perfect.
I enjoyed watching the video.

Congratulations Dorothy, enjoy your card.

barbara macaskill said...

Delightful!!! SO delicate and lovely!! TFS!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love all of your strip let dies. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to Dorothy.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
B E A U T I F U L........... and best of it is that I've got the die! Yippeee.........
Have a great weekend
Hugs, Rose

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and great video, apart from the flowers I have all the necessary ingredients to make this, I love the butterfly striplet but haven't tried using the lacquer yet! Congratulations to Dorothy o winning the Wednesday card
Tracy, a glass of wine and the company of a good friend is the best medicine. Melody hope you got some sleep as well

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Paula said...

Such a lovely card Sue! :) I'm going to make a cuppa so I can sit down and watch the video in peace and quiet.
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Anonymous said...

Pretty card. I love learning different ways to use the dies. Jan D., Florida, USA

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful card today. You have inspired me to give this card a try. Now I am off to try to find your butterfly striplet in the USA. Wish me luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty
Beverley W

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Stunning card, with my favourite blue and white combination. I do have this butterfly Striplet, so I am going to try this out, as I very much like the look of your technique.

Have a lovely weekend Sue and all other crafters.

Love n hugs from Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Ooops, forgot to say thank you all for all your lovely wishes, as I was the lucky winner of Wednesday's card give-away.

I will treasure the card, as I love everything about the card.

Have a lovely weekend

Love n hugs from Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is a beautiful card. I love the way you have used the Butterfly mini Striplet, it looks so delicate. I like the layout and the pretty scribble flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to Dorothy MacDonald.

Best wishes

Jean said...

Simply lovely!!

Kate's Cards said...

Very elegant. xx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. has a really calming feel to it
Luv
Karen xx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue

Another awful day and night yesterday in pain so didn't comment, I'm a bit more awake today so I'll say now that I loved both of yesterday's cards. I've just bought the Christmas tree die so that's one I can copy
And today's card welI I fell in love with the butterfly's die when you showed this last time, I've just bought it along with the Christmas tree die and I won your scribble flowers off you when you launched them so there's another one to copy haha!! So thanks for cheering me up with these beautiful creations.

Hugs
Linda xx

Linda Norris said...

Forgot to say congratulations Dorothy enjoy your prize.

Linda xx

Eunice said...

I enjoy the butterflies that you used today, even though it is fall and soon the white stuff will be here I enjoy dreaming again of the wonderful warm days of summer. Congrats to Dorthy on you win, enjoy!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

dragonswing said...

Lovely card!!! Where can I get the butterfly strip die and the die you used for the flowers?

Rosemary Stickland said...

Such a pretty card!
Rosemary xx

Molly said...

Hello sue and everyone today's card is very pretty blue is my favourite colour an I think it looks good with the little bit of black round it. I no nan as been letting you no about grandad it's very sad but he is going to try an get better enough to have an operation to help him we ain't allowed to go down to there house because 1 of the girls always got a cold soon as 1 gets better the next 1 gets it. i wanted to have half term down there but I couldn't so maybe next weekend. I am sorry if I made trouble I never meant to I don't need to win prizes an I don't have to be put in any draws I just like seeing all the cards an reading what everyone says. I am going to be 13 on my birthday an I asked nan if I could have the money to buy shares in the new Hochanda craft channel. My dad told me I might loose the money an I most likely never get anything back but nan said if that's what I want then she would do it but grandad gave nan 200 so nan brought me the shares with it I don't no why but she couldn't buy £200 worth she had to but 2 lots of £96 pounds so I am really happy I don't no how many shares I have yet nan says when they take the money next week we will be sent what we got. An I have a badge an a Hochanda craft box an free membership for a few months. Grandad said 1 day I might earn a little bit of money I just happy to be a part of the new craft channel. My friends at school say I am stupid I should of had the money to spend but I don't care I got what I asked for an nan will still buy me a gift she said the shares are extra from grandad because it's a special birthday because I will be a teenager. Thank you everyone I am happy to be back oxoxox

ursula said...

so so pretty Sue, I love paper piecing and the addition of the lacquer really makes it stand out....thanks for the video....luv Ursula xx

lovestamping said...

My favourite colour. Very pretty card. Thanks Sue

PharmacyMichele said...

Molly - you should have exactly what you want for your birthday! I hope you continue to craft & visit Sue's blog each day for inspiration.

Michele

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is wonderful, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

PS Nearly forgot, Congratulations to Dorothy xx

Anonymous said...

Molly - great to see you back!! NO you didn't make trouble, the Facebook people did by being so mean. On here it's lovely to win a prize of whatever sort, but just about all of us come onto the blog really for inspiration and to show our appreciation of Sue's talent and what she does for us, and we all know that applies to you, too. Just don't worry, keep on commenting. Do hope Grandad can keep up with his determination to 'get his numbers up'.
Great to have Hochanda shares and hope they make you lots of money one day - what a fabulous pressie to have!

'P' in Wales

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Stunning stunning card and loving the colour combination x Great video too filled with tips and ideas. Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes in need of some too xx Congratulations Dorothy! Wonderful! xx Molly, so good to see you back! Missed you! You make comment on here sweetheart and take no notice about other people xx How wonderful too that you have share in Hochanda! Well done! Glad you took no notice of your friends too. You do what you want too. The times and things I have missed through listening to people. You go girl and love to all of you xx Love Karen xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loving that striplet

MRS DUCK said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Very nice floral spray on this lovely card.
Molly, you deserve to comment on here as much as anyone else chuck.
Have a great evening.
Ang x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & love the striplet, so pretty & delicate.
Stunning flowers & love the colours you have used.
Just off to watch your video of how you have created this beautiful pretty card.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card. Never would have thought of mixing black with white and another colour, but it works. Will have to try it. Another striplet to add to my Wish List.
Margaret xxx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
This card is so pretty,the black reallymakes the other colours pop.

sunshinepen said...

Been a good day no crafting as it's my partners birthday catching up now on the blogs. Lovely card
Pen x

Dawn Holben said...

oh wow that card is so pretty, I love the striplet die and the flowers are so pretty. Another one to add to my favourites.
Thank you for another fab demo too.

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
A beautiful card again sue and I love the colours x the flowers look really pretty and am desperately trying to convince myself I don't need these but I am not winning the arguement with myself ! Thankyou sue x
Congratulations dorothy x
Molly great to see you commenting again we have missed you x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

liz spooner said...

Love this card Sue, so simple and elegant.xx

Laura O said...

fantastic fab card ,love the butterfly striplet ,Laura O

granny sue said...

How lovely!! SueL x

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Did I let slip when I commented recently that I brought some dies that the butterfly striplet was one? No? Well, as you might be able to tell, I'm pretty chuffed to see a video starring my lovely new little butterflies! Blue white and black look pretty great too and I shall watch later when Mr. W is in bed.

Molly, welcome back honey! You didn't make any trouble, only the idiots on facebook did that! Late but happy 13th birthday wishes- and what a sensible present. Considering what the owners of Hochanda sold Ideal World for (it was a lot of millions) you have as much chance of a return as any other investment. Even if you don't, what a chance it is to say you had a part in making the channel! And how many 13 year olds own shares? I think it's very grown up and the other kids are a bit jealous of that!
Little children and germs go together I'm afraid, that's a certainty!
Lovely to have you back, hugs to you, Nanna & Grandad x

Tracy, hugs x So nice you have a good friend to help you through and glad the medicinal grape juice did it's job!

Lorraine F, hope you're feeling better today x

Afraid my back dictated that there would be no cards today. Spend most of the day laying on the sofa with a heatmat. Limited in crochet too as my wrist is injured so glad it was Saturday so I could indulge in my other love (football, at least my team didn't lose ay?! They didn't win either but hey ho...) later finalising online shopping list includes nice crafty things to make up for it though and can at least use the computer to design cutting files, inserts for cards etc so can't really get bored. Sleeping a lot again too so although unproductive I really can't get bored lol

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone. Hugs to all of you, extra hugs if your ill, in hospital, awaiting or having treatment. Big hugs to all the carers too,

T x

Wheely Bad said...

Oops...

Congratulations Dorothy!

Theresa Pace said...

beautiful card. soft and airy. great mosaic. might try it with another striplet, hugs xx

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue,just purchased the striplet die will have to try this one,thank you, Linda x

Katielouise said...

Dear Sue a gorgeous card love the butterfly striplet die another one to add to my wish list .
Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Janet Hampson said...

Hi sue,
Beautiful card, Love the striplets.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a bit late again but this is a beautiful card with a great video. I have the striplet die but so far have only cut it a couple of times to see how it looks - and that is lovely.

Welcome back Molly. What a lovely present for your 13th birthday.

Dorothy - congratulations on being the Wednesday Winner. Enjoy.

I hope everyone manages to have a good night's sleep ready for November - the year is going far too quickly!

Frances

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew,

I'm feeling the love for this card, the butterfly striplet is amazing, even though I've been prioritising the festive dies I couldn't resist buying it as well as the scribble flowers a couple of weeks ago and after seeing it in action I'm glad it sneaked into my basket:-)
I really like the colour scheme, the soft blue and white with a punch of black is inspired. The lacquered butterflies are a lovely touch and I will so enjoy watching the demo and a master at work later.
Apologies for missing yesterday's post, I was cream crackered after two hospital appointments yesterday and had an early night after watching the gymnastics and my soaps...a daily addiction I'm afraid!
Happy Halloween though sweeties, I look like I'm wearing a permanent scary mask at the moment, I tried a new anti ageing face cream with retinol in it and it reacted with my skin causing huge red burn like patches that are now peeling like sunburn...that'll teach me for being so vain:-) So, since I'm confined to the house in case I frighten small children and animals, I took the opportunity to do a bit of Christmas crafting. Feeling brave I reached for the texture paste and followed Sues tips by the letter and shock! Horror! I didn't come a cropper. I tried the wavy mask with silver sparkle then polar white to create the same design in different colour tones and it worked a treat. Feeling confidant I then tried the snowflake mask- the only problem was the card bending slightly and I'm wondering if I should place it between some books to flatten when it dries, or will that crush the raised effect from the texture paste? I prepared the other elements for the card so now I have four cards in production, effectively doubling the number I will have made! All going well with the drying process and I'll finish them off tomorrow...took the necessary precaution of keeping the craftroom door closed and putting them out of reach of Brodies inquisitive paws though he wasn't impressed at being excluded.
Jackie&Sandra, I am so jealous of your crafty retreat, plenty of wine , crafting and hilarity is my idea of heaven- it is wonderful that strangers have been brought together by a joint obsession with the magnificent Sue, hope you are enjoying yourself girls!
Tracey, decisions, decisions, should insomnia be treated with a) colouring in, or b) a bottle of wine? What a dilemma! Whatever you choose, hope it worksxx
Yvonne, it appears that you feel I am either a certifiable fruit loop or unable to distinguish between a dog and a cat, or both! I do concede that Brodie has had an identity crisis since he was a kitten, he looks like a cat but behaves like a dog. As a parent you blame yourself for their confusion and admittedly, if there were social services for animals Brodie and Darcey would be on the at risk register, isn't it a good job that I never pro created?
You are my spiritual twin honey, I too must admit to a nail varnish fetish, I have over 150, mainly OPI, bottles that I don't even use because I have acrylic overlays and a gel topcoat! It makes no sense to a sane individual, but as we have established I'm a touch batty!
I really like your idea about colouring- I've been keeping myself distracted by cross stitching and Cardmaking but I should really start using my Spectrum noir pens and pencils and channel my inner child again.
Your firework display has me excited and disturbed in equal measure, it's beginning to sound as if it's on a grander scale than London at the Millenium. Like the northern lights it may be seen as far away as Norway, maybe you should contact NASA for clearance?
Molly honey, welcome back, we have missed you so much. You are a valuable member of our little community and we love to hear from you. What an ingenious birthday gift, buying shares could be a wise investment, it's not silly but smartxxx
Peachy bum time, off to watch Strictly. Sweet dreams everyone.

Laine1972xxxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, great techniques learnt again today.
Di B. x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
What a very beautiful card. I do love Butterflies and use them a lot on my cards. Off to watch your video
Take care
Hazel G XX
PS Congrats to the winner
xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great demo! Thank you so much.
Veronique L

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & Friends
I love this card Sue Butterflys are my favourite it's a gorgeous striplet video is great thank you
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xxx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love butterflies on my cards.

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Wow - absolutely beautiful. You just can't go wrong with a striplet!! I have yet to watch this and a few videos from the past couple of weeks and have decided to make an afternoon of it some time this week and have a Sue fest.
It has been a lovely day today with blue skies, sun and washing on the line. The boys beavered away tidying sorting and constructing firework launching contraptions!! I sat and watched, pointed and offered advice which was mostly ignored! I sat out in the garden for a while and it was very refreshing and made a change from my usual reclined position inside.
Congratulations Dorothy on your win x
TRACY - I love colouring but friends and wine are a good alternative to aid relaxation. After all wine is made from fruit so that makes it one of your five a day doesn't it? x
SANDRA - I remember you talking about your retreat when we met at Ally Pally. No point in saying I hope you are having a lovely time as it is obvious from your comment that all is going swimmingly. Enjoy yourself lovely lady x
MOLLY - welcome back sweetheart - you have been missed. You have caused no trouble and you are as entitled to win as anyone else. I think your enterprising idea to buy some shares in Hochanda is genius. You are clever. I will look forward to reading all your lovely comments again x
LORRAINE - I think we could have been separated at birth. We seem to have the same likes and ideas, with the exception of how to look after cats!! Lol. I do use my polishes as my nails are genuinely mine so I suppose that means my large collection is slighty more justified than yours.
I came to the conclusion a long time ago that my inner child is a lot nearer the surface than I care to admit. It does not take much for me to revert to 'silly little girl' mode, (much to the disgust of my boys). Do I care what they think - absolutely not.
If you are feeling excited and disturbed about our little firework soiree just imagine the emotions that are at work in my world!! Jake is like an over excited child who knows that their greatest wish is going to come true. When Steve was alive he used to go completely over the top and Jake is so like his dad. Jake also loves making others happy and enjoys it when we have friends and family round. Both the boys are incredibly sociable and for that I am so grateful and proud. I am sure that despite my 'concerns' it is going to be a great evening in the company of wonderful people having a fantastic time.
I am going to get my peachy bum fix tomorrow. Strictly and Casualty are on the menu during the day and then Downton in the evening.
Well done on your Christmas card progress x
It is George's girlfriends 18th birthday on Tuesday so I need to make her card - not difficult. Female cards are not the problem x
Bedtime for me now. Lots of love to everone.
Nite nite
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Love2papercraft said...

Greetings Sue & WW!
What a lovely card! When I first saw this striplet die , I immediately liked it- but since I have so many butterfly dies (of course purchased prior to learning of you Sue), I decided I could do without this one. Then you go and tempt me with such beautiful creations! On to my wish list it goes! In the meantime, maybe I can do some paper piercing with another striplet. They are so versatile - especially when you show us with fabulous videos! Many thanks :)
Congrats Dorothy M! What fun for you! I'm sure it will be a thrill to receive it and see it "live & in person"!
Tracy S - glad you got some sleep! Also glad for your lovely friend - she can offer you hugs in the flesh that we can only offer virtually (but that won't stop me from sending virtual ones :)!
Sandra - your weekend sounds like a blast! What fun for everyone!
Marg- my Heraldic should be on its way to me - I'm so eager to get it - it's so beautiful!
Jane F - are you excited or nervous about your upcoming market? Maybe a little of both? I'm sure it's quite a bit of work preparing - but hopefully you will have some fun with it too! Best of luck with it! I saw your post - I know you haven't forgotten me and I'm not in any rush at all. No worries!
Lorraine F - your day with your sister sounds like just the ticket! Your lunch sounds wonderful! Nothing wrong with splurging every now and again! My problem is I want to have the naughty stuff all the time and only occasionally throw in a little healthy lol.
Suzzette Y - If you can't find it in the US, as one of the lovely ladies on this blog told me a while back, you can click on the Joanna Sheen link at the top of this blog. Shipping is free with purchases over 9.99 £. She has a huge selection (way better than I've found in the US) and her prices are quite good (even with the conversion rate). In fact, it's too bad whichever Wilsonette told me about it doesn't get royalties off my purchases! Dragonswing, you should check out Joanna Sheen too!
Hope you feel better Linda N!
Oops going to have to split this one...


Love2papercraft said...

Molly! I did a little happy dance when I saw you had posted! Welcome back and happy early birthday! What a smart girl you are to ask for a birthday gift that is an investment in the future & something you care about! How wonderful of your sweet Grandad to give you that special gift for a special birthday! I'm sorry you and your sisters aren't able to visit him right now, but I understand he needs to stay away from anyone sick while he works on getting stronger. So glad you are back!
Wheely Bad- sorry ur not feeling up to working on your Christmas cards today as you had hoped :(
Happy Halloween to you too Laine, but really, you didn't have to go to such lengths for a costume! Yikes! That sounds rather painful- hopefully it will heal quickly! Good for you - diving into the texture paste despite your aversion to messy! Was it fun? It looks like a lot of fun to me. I wanted to order some, but Joanna Sheen only ships it to the UK. Wise woman for closing the craft room door this time! Wouldn't want Brodie trying to clean that off his paws! Hey I was thing Creative Expressions could enter the pet toy market with their smoothies. Brodie has already provided some market testing for them :) I too seem to have an obsession with nail polishes- but not on par with you & Yvonne as I only have about 60 bottles (fortunately they are good quality so they do last). Oddly though, the whole summer slipped by without me using any - and I usually hate going around with naked toes. Too busy I guess.
Well as usual, I'm posting very late. Many of you are hopefully sleeping peacefully as I type. Here in Colorado, it's only 7pm and we have little ghosts & goblins ringing our doorbells asking for treats. Actually, haven't seen a ghost or goblin yet, but have had a few little witches, a Batman, a bumble bee, a gypsy, characters from Frozen (am I the only one who hasn't seen that movie yet?), a zombie cheerleader and various other assorted characters. Always a treat for me to see the little ones! Oh - didn't get to comment on yesterday's...card 2 was my fave and, uhm, well, I haven't started on Christmas cards yet (insert embarrassed grin here). Rebecca in Colorado

Melody said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card an great colours, really like them little flowers. Take care Melody xxxXxxx

Berina RGA said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the flowers.. Very pretty!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, Have just watched this video and its really great. Beautiful card, flowers and butterflies, a must for most cards.
Wendyx

DeeDee7770 said...

A beautiful all purpose card. I love the soft blue and white. The butterflies are so pretty with the lacquer. The flowers are my next purchase, after Christmas that is...lol. Maybe Santa will fill my stocking with dies! Have a great weekend!

HeatherBCrafty said...

Really like this card Sue, in particular the way you layered the boarder strips and the paper grouting. The flowers are very whimsicle, they are growing on me.

HeatherBCrafty, YouBCrafty Too! :)

America said...

Beautiful blue terrific striplet use. Love the sweet butterflies.

SANDY EDWARDS said...

ON YOUR LAYER YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE HOLES AND I HAVE THE RULER BUT IS THERE A DIE THAT WILL DO THE SAME THING IN THE DIFFERENCE SIZES

julie laz said...

Hi sue, well I haven't commented for over a week now due to my illness,
I have seen all your cards and they are beautiful as always,
I am still going to leave my comments hope it doesn't offend anyone,
Beautiful card love it, making one like it, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx