Thursday, 5 November 2015

Alcohol Ink Background

Hello crafters!  A lovely pop of bright colours, very easily achieved, for today's card.  I have also used an existing die to make a fancy border around the striplet.  Can you guess which die has been used there?

 The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Spam said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, we are truly spoilt by you. I love the inks.
I am deeply saddened that Molly feels she cannot comment on a Wednesday in case she wins the card, even though Sue has kindly told her it is alright. What was said to this child is tantamount to mental abuse, shame on the person who did it. Molly please believe us when we say we do not blog daily just to win something, this is a caring community for all and you are part of this.
Melody, hope Francis is improving and that you get him home today.
Tracey, hope all is going well for you.
Happy Guy Fawkes everyone.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, stunning card lovely colours same die that John used this morning it is beautiful.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Oops that should be Pam

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. No I can't guess as it is too early! Body is up but the brain isn't yet!! More coffee needed. Will watch video later.

Kate's Cards said...

Simple but most effective!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely bright card today, will watch video later when hubby gets up but certainly looks very interesting, can't wait to try it.

Molly don't know what has gone on but please ignore them and you blog every day if you want to, I get such a lot of pleasure every morning when I go onto my favourite blogs and Sue's is the best,...

Please everyone if you have fireworks tonight then stay safe and following the guidelines.

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

Karen Derbyshire said...

Love this card, so colourful

rosiejt said...

Great technique. Just a quick watch a I'm now off to the NEC.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Your striplet dies never cease to amaze me I just love all the different ways they can bring a card to the next level
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Your striplet dies never cease to amaze me I just love all the different ways they can bring a card to the next level
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Pearl said...

What a beautiful card today Sue.

I must try the technique you used.

Thank you,

Pearl x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow! Oh! Wow! I just LOVE this amazing card.
Off to watch and learn then I am sure I will be off to "play"!!!
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card Thank you No I did not guess,
You are so clever, great video, now I have my gloss card must give it a go.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, your striplet dies are wonderful. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Love this striplet Sue , the colours used look so vibrant. Look forward to video . JJx.

Jan.moogie said...

Fantastic video and stunning card Sue, loved it. Have a great day, hugs xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

This card is simply stunning. More striplets please just love them.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I would never have guessed which die you used as the border I thought it was a striplet I didn't have. Fabulous card and video thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Wow - fabulous card and video. I usually think of pastel colours for butterflies on cards so it's amazing to see them in bright colours.
Molly - I echo Pam's sentiments, you take the time every day to visit Sue's blog so you should not be worried about winning something. I, for one, would be delighted if I saw your name as one of Sue's winners - just the same as I am when I see a regular visitor to the blog win.
Tracy - will be thinking of you today, hope everything goes well. Sue XXX

Julie Elli said...

It's just beautiful!
Pam I like your new name lol!
Is the edge die the "peace"word die or similar? Will have to watch later to find out!
Big hugs to all
Julie E

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card with lovely colours. I love the 3d fluttering butterflies! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Stay safe tonight.

Maria Illsley said...

What a wonderful card the video is great this is one card I will definitely be trying to recreate.
Thank you for all your ideas Sue xxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Great card - the colours really pop!
I don't have any alchohol inks but they could be this weeks buy.................
I didn't find my stray butterfly die so I might have to reinvest in a new set. I think my dad must have taken it - he passed away two years ago but it is no where to be seen and it was in front of my eyes one minute then gone the next. Bless him he loved butterflys.
He would have loved this card so I will recreate it .
Lovely video today and enough waffle from me!
Take care out there everyone.
Anne M xx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Beautiful card. I love the striplet dies, especially the mini ones.


crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card today Sue, you are so talented. I haven't used my butterfly striplet die yet, but know where I can go for inspiration when I do.
Day 4 of babysitting my 4 month old Granddaughter, phew I forgot just how hard work it is. Her poor Mummy and Daddy have been pining for her but they have to go to work. Meanwhile I get to play all day with her, she is a darling.
Tomorrow I get a day off lol.
Have a great day

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card & I love the background.

Molly- please, please, please keep commenting especially on a Wednesday. Everyone has the right to comment & a chance to win a Sue Wilson

Michele card.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love this striplet die and I do own it but I haven't used it yet I have been too busy making Christmas cards. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

A Happercrafter6 said...

A beautiful card. The inks look so effective.
I understand how Maggie feels - little granddaughters are tiring but such a joy as are little grandsons!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is perfection, the white on top of the bright colours has just brightened my day :-) is it one of the Gemini dies that has been used for the frame? Have a lovely day everyone, and if you are going to the NEC take care. Bx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I know I've said it before but you are one clever lady!!!
This card is beautiful it's so clean and no I didn't guess right :)

Be careful tonight if you're having fireworks!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

P.S. Molly I've won one of Sue's beautiful card's but I still comment everyday. Come on Molly you can do it :) :) :)

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A stunning card, love the bright yet subtle colours and the ingenious way of adapting the die to make such a lovely frame. Another video that I'll be re watching! Thanks for the great inspiration.x

auscrafts said...

well I recognised the die as I've been to john's blogg first this morning ,two totally different cards with the same die and this one is stunning .love the jewel colours peeping through

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I watched the Video 1st today...... love the Butterflies and the background is so pretty Sue!
Take care
Love Marg

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Lovely bright and vibrant. I love the striplet dies they can do so much.

Love Rosemarie xx

Olga said...

Amazing card!! I love this colour bit that brings a good accent to the white card. Olga Ko

lilian said...

Hi Sue, fantastic card, haven't used inks for ages might just have a go after I've watched the video.
Thanks for all your inspiration, trying to spur my mojo into action.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Sandie Braithwaite said...
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Sandie Braithwaite said...

Trying again with correct spelling! Lol. A lovely card and quite different. I love the sentiment.

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card Sue, love that background.

Molly, I don't know you but anyone is able to comment on Sue's lovely blog whenever they like. It really is the luck of the draw who wins and everyone who comments is in with a chance. I don't know what has happened but I come on here almost every day and it is not a place where you should feel bullied by tactless comments. As far as I can see it is a friendly place with lots of lovely people who love Sues designs and I am sorry if someone has made you feel otherwise.


Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card I love the dies you have used and the colours and design are just wonderful.
Debs A xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely bright eye-catching panel for the butterfly striplet makes for a very happy card...I too thought it was the Peace die behind the panel...wrong! I've just bought the Vancouver too so no excuses for getting it wrong but it does show how different a die can look with a bit of cutting and piecing together...very clever Sue...

...and you know that Lockers would have used that panel that you cut the separate butterflies from!


nattyboots said...

Wow, a very very beautiful card Sue, and loving the stamp .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Love the card, the colours are so bright and you are very clever using other dies as a border
Pat x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Very bright and cheery just what I needed this morning.
Lorna D

Sylvia Yates said...

Love the way you have cut the die to make an extended frame. There are so many ways to use our dies which we don't always think of, until you show us Sue. Thank you. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

dmjones said...

Love the idea of framing the stiplet.

Doreen x

Anne said...

I haven't use my alcohol inks for ages! A lovely card. Will watch the video later as off to the NEC shortly.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Another clever card, Sue, thanks for the video and tips. Beautiful bright background, perfect for a grey day!
Tracy, think you've been missing for a day or two, hope okay? Fingers crossed for today.
Melody, hope Francis is a little better and can come home.
Cheryl - good news for you, hurrah!
And Molly, Pam has said it all.

'P' in Wales

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue .Such a lovely bright card to start the day off. All your striplet die are exquisite. Tracy will be thinking of you .Gloria(sidcup) xx

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, really will have to get this die

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue will have to get my inks out again. The butterfly striplet is on my birthday/Christmas list it is so pretty love from Jackie xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Gorgeous card! The background looks so lovely and really shows off the striplet die beautifully.

To Molly. I don't know what has been said to you but please ignore any hurtful comments. We all just come to look at Sue's creations and leave a comment to show our appreciation. If any of us wins a card that's just great and you are very much entitled to do exactly the same. I think we would all cheer if you won a card! Most of us are kind crafters who like to be friends with our blogging buddies so please comment away and concentrate on us friendly bloggers :). Take care, Debra x

Lorraine Freeman said...

Just a quick post to wish Tracey good news today and hugs to Melody, I hope Francis is back home with you very soon.
Take care all

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Love todays card, very pretty colours. Will watch your video later :-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

SueJ said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, so clean and elegant looking.
Video was great, enjoyed it.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A bright and beautiful card, love the use of the inks. Your striplet dies are so versatile, must buy this one.

karenlotty said...

I would never have guessed! Brilliant! I have the Striplet die Just need to get some alcohol inks and the other die in question! I love it

sonja_w said...

Simple but stunning, love it x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

I saw this card yesterday on Joanna Sheen's website and thought how beautiful and unusual it was. Love the simplicity of the white and the vibrant mixed colour background. Not particularly a butterfly person, but this card stands out amongst many other butterfly cards out there and could make me a convert to the use of butterflies more often. Just gorgeous.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue . very pretty card. love Jean Z xxx

Chris Curry said...

I haven't used my alcohol inks for ages and you make me want to get them out right now. A lovely bright and cheerful card Sue. You wouldn't know it was the Vancouver die without seeing the video I don't think, and yes I still need the butterfly striplet. Thank you Sue. xx

Wendy L said...

Lovely bright card for you Sue, Beautiful, xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Gorgeous card and brilliant video demo.
B xx

sandy acland said...

Wow Wow Wow a stunner. It will brighten anyones day if recieved.

Sandy (tort)

Marion said...

Hi Sue love great card and loved the video.
Marion H

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A beautiful and colourful card.
It is just wonderful. Must get the butterfly striplet.
Evis M.

Tressa said...

A stunning card. I just love the technique you have used to make the background. I see another investment coming in alcohol inks!!!

Your method in cutting the framing die both ways is very opportune. Like many I buy pre-prepared card blanks at Christmas that I know can go standard post. I wanted to use some of the seasonal striplets but was not sure how to make them pop on a DL card. Buy showing us a way to both narrow and extend a die, you have solved a problem. I much appreciate that. I don't have the die you used but I can adapt the technique using one of those I do have. Thank you for another great tip.


Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
the Vancouver die has been used and I absolutely love this card, it is just fabulous!
love the video too x Imagine the price in a card shop for something similar ? it's just gorgeous. x

hollyberry said...

Love this card.The contrast of the bright glowing colours against the white is stunning.

Molly,have read bits and pieces on here about someone or more than one having made horrible comments about you.As Pam and others have said we all come on here to enjoy Sue's amazing cards and leave a comment.Many leave lovely supportive comments to others that they have met on here as well.It is a very supportive community and you ,as well as anyone else has the right to come on and leave a comment.If we ever win something,as I have been lucky enough to do,then that is a wonderful bonus.Please comment any day you want to,all of them if you can!We are here supporting you,just some like me in the background but felt I needed to say this.

ellyscard creatief said...

Wow, this is amazing.Beautiful bright colors and the gorgeous die.

June Horrocks said...

A beautiful card sue when you say Easy to make makes my heart sing lol
Love always June horrocks xxxx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A very pretty card, love the die.xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love the colours I don't have this die yet but it's definitely on my list!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love the colours I don't have this die yet but it's definitely on my list!

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
WOW, what a stunning card today, I love it, more like this please !!
Saw someone mentioned mini striplets above so am off to the website to check
this out as I didn't know this and since I usually use 5" and 6" square cards most
of the time they might fit my cards better. Thank you Rosalind.

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue lovely card as always. I am a new but great fan of the striplet dies. I have not had time to watch the vidio yet but will look forward to doing so soon and am sure that as always will learn something new. Hope everyone has an enjoyable and safe guyfawks night.
Love Hilary

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

A real stunner of a card, loving the bright 'jewels' of the alcohol inks. and the choice of dies is just simply perfect.

Daily ((((hugs)))) and warm thoughts to Melody Francis & Tracy.

For all those who are having Bonfire displays and fireworks, please be mindful of pets, keep them indoors. And for heaven's sake, please check your bonfires for HEDGEHOGS!! They seem to be vanishing at an alarming rate and they do like to settle down for the winter in piles of wood and leaves. Thank you.

Molly my dear sweet girl, please comment on Wednesdays, Sue's blog is for everyone and I love your little stories.

Love & hugs To all
Cheryl xxx

carol quinn said...

Nice, bright and cheerful card
Love the colours, stained glass effect!

weefortune said...

GM Sue, looks gorgeous, have a great Day Hugs Elaine x

Bente Sørflaten said...

This was amazing, so beautiful!

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Fabulous card. The background is amazing. Looking forward to watching the video. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Fabulous card. The background is amazing. Looking forward to watching the video. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

granny sue said...

I love this card, can't wait to watch your video later. SueL x

Scottydog said...

Beautiful card! I haven't had time to watch the video, but after all the comments I'm beginning to think I could use my Peace die as a base for a striplet. Will be giving that a try. Thanks Sue.

Molly as Pam has said we want you to comment on a Wednesday - if only to show those bullies they haven't won. If you were to win everyone would be so pleased for you..

Good luck Tracy! Hope France's is home soon Melody.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW The background on this panel is so colourful, just the right amount to give it that pop of colour. It looks like stained glass and with so many colours of alchol inks you could make them in so many different colourways, will have to invest in more colours lol. This is a beautiful die as is all your striplet dies, they are so versatile as you can make small or large cards with them. Thanks for another great video with all your hints and tips.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a beautiful card and has inspired me to get my alcohol inks out as they've not been used for some considerable time! Thank you for your wonderful ideas and the very explicit video. Best wishes

IVY Cheong said...

Absolutely stunning card! Love the striplets dies, must get this one! Love, Ivy xx

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh - how excited am I? Well if I told you that I have just seen your new dies would that give you a clue? On a scale of 1-10 my frenzied hysteria levels are at least 20. They are so stunning and have all gone on to my wish/want/just got to have/my life would be incomplete without list!!!
How can one person (you - Sue) be so brilliantly and creatively clever and produce the most innovative and ingenious 'toys' that Father Christmas will struggle to carry!!
Soooooooo excited to see what you have done with them. Thank you for bringing unbelievable happiness into my somewhat uneventful life. You and Jeremy Kyle deserve a medal - lol x x x x
Todays card is as always beautiful - video on hold until later. I have not got any alcohol inks in my stash, although I have just about every other imaginable colour medium. When I do watch your video later I know they will be something else that I am just going to have to get my grubby little paws on x
MELODY - I am so sorry that Francis is in hospital. I hope he is back at home again with you soon. Sending you a big hug x
MOLLY - please comment every day - I love reading everything you have to say. Lots of love x
LAINE - oh my word - if I had to live with someone who filed their paperwork in a carrier bag I would have a nervous breakdown. I drive the boys bananas because they have inherited there father's organisational skills which means that paperwork and letters are left lying round the house. Frequent confrontations occur which result in my filing their paperwork into a highly sophisticated and innovative fashion. in other words - date order.
I have a suggestion for your crazy cat problem. Why don't you get a cage? That is so cruel - how could you - I hear you shriek. Let me explain. I don't mean for Brodie. If you did your crafting in a cage you could keep Brodie away for long enough to be able to complete a task without interference. Just a thought - lol x
TRACY - hope you are ok hun. Sending you lots of love x
We ar doing our 'small' fireworks display on Saturday. We have told all the neighbours - in fact most of them are coming - and we have told everyone we know with pets in the area to spread the word as we are well aware that things are going to be loud. Dillon, our dog is not normal - he des not flinch when there are fireworks, but rustle a carrier bag and he is petrified! Noone in this house is normal so he fits in really well x
Have a lovely day everyone.
Crafty hugs

Sharon minnis-byrnes said...

Sue, you are blessed with talent. This card is beautiful. It's hard to imagine creating something like this. I enjoy trying to copy some of your creations, but this one looks a bit out of my league. Every morning I like to look at your blog first thing to see what new work of art you are inspiring us with. Please don't stop.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a beautiful card, it really is stunning and I love the sentiment, it just works so well with this card.

Hope your day is going well, take care love Brenda XXX

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a really gorgeous card. I love your butterfly striplet and the background makes it stand out. Thanks for your video.

Violet said...

Hi Sue, I love the refined details of the card.
Did you use a die from the tags and frames refined rectangular frame for the bottom layer?
I'm enjoying trying to make the same as you.
Violet x

Paula said...

A stunning card today Sue, all I need now is a cup of tea then I can sit down and watch the video. Off to put the kettle on!! :)
Paula x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Oh such a little beauty it looks like stained glass, love it and thank you as always for the great video

Molly, I for one would be absolutely delighted if you were to win something and I hate the fact that some nasty person has made a 13 year old child feel this way, please comment every day if you want to
Tracy thinking of you today as you get those results

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Just wanted to say thank you for the YouTube video on using the piercing ruler, it is so helpful and I'll be able to do it right from now on.

Hugs and thank you

Tracy Retallick said...

Hi sue I have been waiting for a card made with so far my favourite die. You have not disappointed absolutely gorgeous . Will be trying it for my best friend who introduced me to your dies. Will be a beautiful card for a special friend. Many thanks for the inspiration .
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

I love alcohol inks especially at this time of year...very pretty card. Jan D., Florida, USA

Janette MacArthur said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card - must buy this striplet - love it! What a great background too with the alcohol inks!
Janette x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
love this card I found sone alcohol inks in a box the other day so will have to recheck the colous and have a play. Beautiful card, thank you again
Muriel x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
GORGEOUS, I love this card. And am resolved to use alcohol inks, so effective.
Love your new dies, too, will have a closer look next week - too many things going on this week.
Hugs, Rose

CraftyJo said...

Stunning, I'll watch the video later to learn how :)

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, a really pretty card today. I love the explosion of colours beneath the die, it draws you in instantly. Feeling spoilt by all the beautiful cards. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning! Wow, wow, this gorgeous burst of color. Absolutely beautiful card Sue. Looks like I have to add alcohol inks to my wish list. Creating the custom background die for the striplet is a stroke of genius. Thank you again for sharing...loved the video.
Molly, please don't let someone's selfishness and cruel words keep you from commenting. I love to read your words.
Yvonne, my husband now thinks I'm totally batty. I was laughing so hard picturing Laine crafting in a cage, tears were rolling down my cheeks. You two just crack me up!
Hugs to Melody, Francis and Tracy.

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Arnette said...

Good morning Sue, the card is Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, love the pop of colour here - will have to watch the video to see how later though.

Beverley W

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
Today's card is just what I needed. It's been raining non-stop here since last night, my back path is flooded so I can't get out the back door without soaking my feet and it's a dull, dreary day. The bright colours of this card really bucked up my mood.
Molly - don't you dare stop posting on a Wednesday. Whoever has been mean to you should hang their head in shame! You post on a regular basis so you aren't just trying to win something. I want you to promise all of us that you WILL post on a Wednesday as well as all the other days that you do. x
Sue, as always, thanks for sharing your wonderful creations with us. I'm off to watch the video now and have added the alcohol ink applicator to my wish list lol.
Bejay x

Paula Gale said...

Hi Sue great colourful card. Love it.
Sorry not been around to comment in a while - I'm back in fell time college (at my age)! So much work load that has taken us all by surprise - not had a minute to craft since I started, but have a massive e headache today so taking some time out to do some gentle colouring and visit my favourite blogs...

Such wonderful followers - shame one or two have spoiled it for you Molly. From what I can gather, you'd be better listening to all these supportive friendly and kind ladies on here, not a mindless bunch who have issues by the sound of it. Says more about them than it does you. Feel the love and comment as much as you like. If there are to be any ground rules like that - Sue will set them, not a bunch of green-eyed-monsters!! Lol.
Nice to read such lovely comments as well as look at a beautiful card!!
Take care everyone.

Paula x x x

Paula Gale said...

Hi Sue great colourful card. Love it.
Sorry not been around to comment in a while - I'm back in fell time college (at my age)! So much work load that has taken us all by surprise - not had a minute to craft since I started, but have a massive e headache today so taking some time out to do some gentle colouring and visit my favourite blogs...

Such wonderful followers - shame one or two have spoiled it for you Molly. From what I can gather, you'd be better listening to all these supportive friendly and kind ladies on here, not a mindless bunch who have issues by the sound of it. Says more about them than it does you. Feel the love and comment as much as you like. If there are to be any ground rules like that - Sue will set them, not a bunch of green-eyed-monsters!! Lol.
Nice to read such lovely comments as well as look at a beautiful card!!
Take care everyone.

Paula x x x

Sparrow said...

Playing with alcohol inks is something I must get back into - but having too much playing with dye inks and spritzers.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

What a beautiful and brightly coloured card, I love it all, of course butterflies are my favourite. Your card has certainly brightened up my day, as the weather today here in Baldock, is a typical November day, gloom and doom. !

Love n hugs to everyone Dorothy Macdonald of Baldock

barbara macaskill said...

Your alcohol ink background is brilliant! It really pops against the white of the die cuts!!! TFS!

Julie Elliott said...

Another stunning card x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful card, loving the alcohol ink behind the striplet, I can't decide which die is surrounding it. Will have to away and watch the video to find out.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, have never used alcohol inks so will have to give it a try as this is such a beautiful card.
Not sure what has been said about Molly or by who, but if I am ever lucky enough to win one of your cards, will you please sent it to her instead of me

Jean said...

LOVE this background!

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Wow....this card looks so beautiful!!! It's so different!! Off to watch the video now.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous card. Love the stark white compared to the bright colours behind the die. Amazing.

I believe everyone should comment no matter what others think all you are doing is expressing your opinion. If you win anything it's a bonus. Shame on anyone who thinks otherwise.


tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw

KarinsArtScrap said...

o wow that looks great and gorgeous Sue the butterflies pop up
Gr Karin

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the colour & the die you have used
Funny not hearing any fireworks,they don't celebrate 5th of November in Australia
Best wishes
Karen M

craftynanna jo said...

Hi Sue, this is a FABULOUS CARD IT IS STUNNING, i really must have a go at this, i can make a mess without really trying, honestly i am shocking,
Molly i am not going to add anything to what everyone else has said, they have said it all, but please listen to us all too.
Melody i hope Francis is ok.
Tracy i hope you are ok as well.
lots of hugs to all, Johanna

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Wow this is a gorgeous card. I love its clean lines and simple appearance. The inked background is lovely and I really like the Vancouver die mat. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Nana on the Hill said...

Must dig out my alcohol inks from the back of my cupboard, this card is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for the great demo. I love the alcohol ink technique. It is like a stained glass effect behind the butterflies. The frame around the striplet is so clever.
Thank you again for all your inspiration.
Veronique L

Karen Drew said...

Love it. So elegant with the lovely bright colour. Must give this effect a try
Karen xx

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, brilliant card so different from your usual type, I haven't used alcohol inks for a long time, time to get them out again I think.
Thank you for all your inspiration, take care, Jess xxx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty card today and the alcohol inks have made a lovely background. I do like that Striplet. My friend has it but I don't just yet!
At our son's. My DIL and I are going to the NEC tomorrow. It was a surprise for me. Really looking forward to it!
Molly - a few weeks ago a nasty lady really upset you! She had no right to do that. When she upset you she upset most of us on the this lovely , caring blog! Please , Molly, don't let her win - you post every single day ! If you win you will hear me cheering!!
Melody - do hope Francis gets home soon. Take care of yourself too.
Lots of love,
Myra xxx

Melissa Edwards said...

This is my first time to visit this blog. I am so thrilled I found it! Lots of great tips! I will visit often!

Denise Irene said...

Hi Sue great card. Have just bought the die you have used..

Suzzette Yandle said...

An exciting colored card today. I like! I did not guess correctly on the filigree die you used behind the "butterflies in flight" piece. The butterflies striplet die is on my wish list. You are one amazing woman with your cut, piece, and tape technique. How do you manage to use alcohol inks with out "painting" your fingers, finger nails, and everything around you? I always look like I have swirled my hands in a bowl of ink everytime I use the alcohol inks. Thanks for the video.

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card. I've not got alcohol inks but I have got that beautiful butterfly sriplet I haven't used it yet though so thanks for the inspiration.

I seen your new dies yesterday I got told off by my hubby because I squealed as I seen each one they are fantastic!! and I need every one of them. they have all jumped to number one on my need!! need!! need!! list.

Molly I don't know what was said to you please! please! please! don't let anybody stop you commenting whenever you want to. You can't let this nasty person or people win. hope you are ok and that your Grandad is home from hospital, love and hug

Linda xx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love the stained glass effect background.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. The video is very helpful. Thank you.

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Oh wow and wow! This card is stunning Sue. Although I don't have any of these inks, it is a fantastic technique and I'm still mesmerised each time. Wow! Beautiful! xx I'd just like to say, I can't understand how someone could be so awful to such a lovely, sensitive, thoughtful, kind and beautiful little girl, who is going through such a tough time, say horrible things. Molly, you keep commentating on the Wednesday card giveaway. You have as much right as we all have including anyone new Wilsonettes, that comes onto this wonderful blog and writes a comment. You keep coming on sweetheart. One of these days your name will be pulled out and there will be a lot of whoop whoops going on, not just from you, but us as well! Quite a few of us have won one of Sue's beautiful cards already and still leave a comment, but not to win the card, as Sue so well knows. So please please keep coming on here Molly, we all love to hear from you.....(especially on a WEDNESDAY).......!!!!!! Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and family xx Sending love and hugs to all our Wilsonettes who are in need of some too xxxxx extra hugs to you Molly, Melody, Francis and family xx Tracy xx Wendy, what a lovely gesture! :) xx Love Karen xx

hotpotato said...

Beautiful card Sue. x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card Sue, and an interesting technique to watch.
Rosemary xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, oh my, this is unusual for you but so recognisable as a 'Sue' card anywhere. I love it and thanks for reminding me to use my alcohol inks. I don't have the die used for outside the frame but I will try it with one of the configurations or border dies as soon as I get some more Christmas cards made.

Kathy Baker said...

Hi Sue this card is gorgeous I love the colours it makes the striplet die really stand out
Kathy x

hazel young said...

Wow Sue love this card gorgeous striplet panel xx hazel

TOB said...

hi Sue, What a stunner of a card. love it.

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I love this card, it's so beautiful.
I feel so sorry that Molly has been bullied and abused. I don't know the full story but please Molly, you post when you can and when you want to, and take no notice of any nasty comments.
Love to all
Maureen xxx

Brooke Bont said...

this is a beautiful card

Molly said...

Hello sue an everyone I think today's card is so beautiful I love the way the colours show through the butterfly striplet. The butterfly striplet die was 1 of the first 1 I put on the list for nan to buy an she did buy it but we not been able to use it yet.
I have 1 of sues cards she sent it to me a long time ago when my nan was in hospital because she as a brain cancer an sometimes if it grows a little bit she as to have chemo an radio treatment. An I brought a card that sue was selling on her auction my dad let me buy it and then sue also sent 1 just for me it's so beautiful an my dad made a frame for it an it's on my bedroom wall. I will comment on Wednesdays if I can I just don't want to make trouble an not be allowed to use the blog nan said I am to listen to you all an sue. My dad as made my Facebook private so people can't come an say anything now only my friends an made new email for me. Thank you everyone Molly oxoxox

Virginia Davey said...

What a fantastic card can't wait to see how you did the background.,love the die cosh must dash off to see the video.

Lisbeth said...

Love this card Sue, probably due to the bright colours against the plain white card and also probably due to the very pretty die too


Nannieflash said...

Good Evening Sue, sorry Im a bit late today been to the NEC today and Im shattered. I love your card the colours behind that striplet are just gorgeous and have made me feel better already. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Dawn Holben said...

I love the beautiful bright colours behind the striplet, very striking and really brings
the card to life.
Absolutely love it.

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, love this striplet this will probably be my next purchase.xx

IVY Cheong said...

One of my favourite techniques, beautiful bright colours and striplet die. Stunning card. Love, Ivy xx

hettygarlick said...

That is so pretty. I love it!

Laura O said...

great card ,love the bright colours ,Laura O

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning, love the technique.
Di B. x

sued99 said...

Beautiful card and I love the sentiment.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue I absolutely love it.

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely love this card, you make it look so simple, and you are a wizard at chopping things up to make a spectacular card. Who would have thought this was the Vancouver die....amazing!
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a stunning card today and a beautiful frame for a beautiful striplet. Thank you for sharing this delight with us.

Molly sweetheart you comment every day and ignor anyone who says otherwise, you are such a lovely caring girl and we should be celebrating your joy of crafting rather than trying to squash it. You may be the die or stamp designer of the future and what a waste that would be if someone stopped you doing what you love. I hope grandad comes home from hospital soon and I hope nan is ok too. Xxxx
Love Diane G xxxx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening Sue and the fab Wilsonettes!

Yep, this beautiful card has achieved the near impossible by putting a smile on my miserable face, so well done Sue!:-) The colours are fantastically vibrant and really cheering on such a dark, dismal day. For a change I watched your demo before commenting, such was my curiosity about the mystery die, and who would have thought that the Vancouver was the candidate rather than a configuration or border die- you cut and tape your dies with ease and imagination and I am perplexed as to where you get your inspiration from. Suffice to say that I am well impressed by the results, it has elevated a clean and simple card onto a level of sheer beauty and has even inspired me to get my own inks out of mothballs and have a play again!
Like I said, today I struggled to motivate myself out of my comfy, warm pjs...the silk ones aren't cutting the mustard given the damp, dreary weather, methinks it may be time for my cream furry I decided to just go with the flow and be a total vegetable for a change. I was in the kitchen eating my brekkie and contemplating life when Brodie made a suggestion as to how we should spend the day by arriving with a jumbo sized roll of double sided finger lift tape in his mouth and positioning it at my feet, talk about guilt trip, even the cat is reminding me that I am woefully behind in my Christmas card production! It appears that he has noticed where I keep my tape and adhesives and decided to open the drawer and help himself!...this is an alarming development because I fear that it won't be long before he learns how to operate my laptop and order his own crafty goodies online:-)
Yvonne, I like your suggestion that I cage myself away from Brodies interference but I fear that it may prove fruitless because he would no doubt exact appropriate revenge for his cruel exclusion- he is clearly in charge in our household...bengals are known for their aggressively controlling behaviour....and I fear for my own safety if he doesn't get his own way:-)
Oh your poor baby, afraid of carrier bags:-( Brodie loves them with a passion and likes nothing better than to climb inside and be swung around the room in a frantic fashion, our homemade version of the Waltzers for cats!
I like your organisational skills, I have alphabetised my entire cd collection, colour coded my wardrobe, various drawers of tights, jumpers, nightwear etc shoes and handbags! I feel that we are familiar enough for me to suggest that you, like me, are freakishly controlling and obsessive, have you ever considered therapy or do you enjoy organising with military precision?:-)
Molly, we all comment on Sues blog to share our love and admiration for this lovely, talented lady- the fact that she is generous enough to offer us all the chance to receive one of her masterpieces whilst it is greatly appreciated it is so not the reason that we share our thoughts
You may be the proud owner of a card already, but don't let that stop you from commenting- if you were chosen again in the future I would be over the moon for youxxx
Tracy, hope you've had a good result today and can concentrate on the next stage of your treatment, love and hugsxxxx
Hugs to Melody and Francis too, hope his blood count improves enough to return homexx
Hope you all enjoyed Bonfire Night and the fireworks, and hope those lucky enough to visit the NEC had a fab day!

Crafty hugs


Jane Franklin said...

I think this card is amazing and love the bright colours. Wonderful.
Its lovely to see Molly is such a keen crafter and deserves encouragement. Keep on commenting Molly, this is a group of friends who love Sues work.
Best wishes to all jx

Lesley Cann said...

Love this card it is so colourful and made with my favourite butterflies. Must put this die on my wish list.

Theresa Pace said...

lovely card and very elegant. clever use of vancouver die, hugs xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, really elegant and sophisticated. Love the butterfly strip let.
Melody, hope Francis is doing OK in hospital - thinking of you both.
Tracy, hope things have gone well today - thinking of you too, hugs xx
Molly pleased to see you're commenting. You are as entitled as anyone of us to comment whenever you want to and if you win the comment game or the giveaway card, then good luck to you and enjoy your prize.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is stunning

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Love the bright and cheerful background on this card.

Scottydog said...

Pleased to see you commenting Molly, hope you comment next Wednesday.
Thinking of you Melody & Francis.

Have already commented on Sue's beautiful card!

Always Learning said...

Very pretty card. Karen x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner as usual. This looks like the hullo die behind your alcohol inks. Love the combination.
Molly you comment as much as you like darling. Don't let the bully get to you. Your a much better person than they are. You'll hear us all cheering if you win a Sue card.

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely stunning. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Please don't think I'm only commenting on butterfly striplet days! It's been one of those weeks I'm afraid! I love this, It'll be number one to try with my alcohol inks when I get some of the mixative stuff. I don't have the other die you used but as I love a hack I'm sure I'll stumble upon an acceptable alternative. I'm going to cut a lot of dies out with my scrap card to be able to experiment with I think. Oh, and I saw today I'll have to make a new shopping list... Won't comment further until appropriate ;-)

I'm aware I've missed a few days so forgive me trying to catch up

Melody, I'm sorry Francis has been unwell. I hope he feels stronger soon and he's soon home with you, hugs to you both xxx

Good girl Molly... so proud and happy to see you post today. We know you love crafting and love Sue's work like we do, and we know you comment here with her blessing. Glad Dad has tightened security for you on FB and made you feel safe. Sending hugs x

Tracy, I hope the specialists have a positive plan going forward for you, sending you hugs too x

Laine, I think Bengals and Lurchers have a lot in common, Billy certainly has cat-like tendancies, I did laugh at Yvonnes references to a cage... for you!

Had a b****r of a week with my neck, hence my lack of posts. Apologies for that, sending hugs to every one of you, sending extra hugs if you need them. Wishing your dies cut first time and your inks stay wet and colourful :-)

T x

Eunice said...

What a gorgeous card, I absolutely love the color behind the butterfly striplet!!! Well done Sue!

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue, the colours are fabulous. Pat x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card really love the alcohol ink background must go and dig my inks out

and have a play with my striplet dies.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wow what a card today sue the inked background looks fabulous x I love the butterfly striplet its so pretty x thankyou so much again sue for your inspiration x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card, and a stunning video too. So simple and so effective. Love it

Big Hugs :-)

Tina XX

Sassy said...

What a beautiful card! I love the bright pop of color made with alcohol ink. Putting the color behind the striplet really makes the butterflies in the striplet pop. Thank you for your lovely cards.
Sandi Smith

nzillingworth said...


Melody said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card lovely little striplet looks lovely an fresh. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx
Thank you everyone for encouraging Molly she loves this blog, Francis still to poorly to come home so we hoping for tomorrow.xXx

terrie said...

Super nice card....I like the bright color behind the panel....tfs
Well done Sue

Angela Wade said...

A pretty card, Sue but simple and neat. I've been popping by for a quick look,
But haven't left comments. I've the videos to catch up with.

Hugs and Best Wishes to you all,

Angela in sunny Dubai Xx

Anne Crawford said...

Love this card! The anchol ink background is so lovely and vibrant it really sets off the butterfly striplet and butterflies beautifully, also great video !

Maria Alder said...

Running a bit late so wanted only to pop in and say how
much I love this card ! Haven't got any of the colour-
media but maybe could use something else I got.
Great video, so helpful. Thank you.

Hugs to all, Maria x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful stunning card, so vibrant with the gorgeous bright colours which shows off the butterflies amazingly.
Love the striplet dies as they're all so intricate & look wonderful when cut & used in all your wonderful creations.
Just off to watch the video to see how you have created this beautiful card...

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Katielouise said...

Fantastic and a very pretty card Love the butterfly striplet die. I need some alcohol inks now!

Craftycatty said...

Just my type of card and really easy when you see it done. I will be making this one. the dies cut cleanly and the striplet effect is lovely.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Better late that never but been a busy couple of days. Love the stained glass effect. Did buy some alcohol inks but have yet to play.
This is just my kinda card. Beautiful!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Tindaloo said...

absolutely faboulous card!

Txcowgirl said...

Just finished watching the video, a very interesting technique with the inks. I will have to try it.