Sunday, 29 May 2016

Fluttering By

Good Sunday morning all!  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Provencale Lace embossing folder for texture.  Once embossed, I very lightly added some Victorian Velvet Distress ink across the top with a smoothie to add just a hint of colour to the background.  Next I cut the Auckland die out of white card and backed it with some card from my stash (called Strawberry and Cream).  I cut two of the Magnolia Adornments in white and turned the Auckland to a diamond orientation, adding the adornments to the sides.  I stamped the sentiment and cut a frame for it using the cutting edge from the Auckland and the the Maggie die set.  I added some foam to it and centred it over the sentiment then trimmed away thee excess around the edge.  I seated it in the middle of the card and cut three butterflies from the Thank You Circle set to add as accents.  I finished the card in my usual manner with piercing and matting.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.

The winner of this week's Comment Game are:

TDQ Karen!!!
June Smith!!!
Janice Robinson!!!

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








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122 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue.
Congratulations to our comment game winners. Well done June, a boost for you.
NannaTina, now they know what's wrong with Mick, lets hope it is the start of getting him well again.
Steph and June, no fun awaiting surgery, my thoughts are with you.
Jan Long Island, hope you are feeling better.
Daily hugs to all, especially Tracey and dad and all our missing friends.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card,well done June and the other two winners.
Nancyd xx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love it.
Congratulations to all the winners including yesterday.
D x

Anonymous said...

Pretty Sunday offering, Sue, do like your strawberry and cream card!
Well done to the comment winners, especially June who could do with a little cheer.
Laine- 4 weeks! Wouldn't mind a trip to Scotland. Your BF (or is it BE? ha) has got you sussed. However, she's a bit of a stop-out so it takes one..........
Good weekend to all.

'P' in Wales

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you for another very Pretty card.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Such a lovely surprise.
Take care all Kitty.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Really nice card today. Love the combination of dies you have used.
Congratulations winners!
Anne M xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. Congratulations to winners. JJxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Pretty card, gorgeous colors and a reminder to get the other two New Zealand dies. The magnolias are beautiful and the butterflies too.
congratulation to the winners,
hope you are having a good weekend
hugs
Muriel x

Karen Derbyshire said...

Pretty card, quite feminine.

Tina T said...

Morning Sue and crafters all,
Thank you for a very feminine card today. Very pretty - lovely soft colours.
Congratulations to all the card winners.
Love and crafty hugs.
Tina T xxxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card again, love the pastel pink.
What a surprise to see my name, Thank you and congratulations to all the other winners xx

Sylvia Yates said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours. Hope you all have a lovely bank-holiday Sunday
Hugs Sylvia xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card to cheer up a very dull morning, I must get a move on and decide on a design for my daughters 17th in 9 days the only thing she's asked for is pink so while I'm with Mick I've been looking at craft blogs for some ideas and sketch different ideas
Mick had a very sleepy day he is still on the antibiotics but did manage to eat and drink and his pain was under control so he was not restless, thank you up all for your kind words and wishes I do try and catch up but my phone decides to cut off while I'm doing it and keeps stopping half way through the videos
I forgot to congratulate Pearl on winning card yesterday and congratulations to the winners today
Happy crafting
Love and huge hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, lovely the strawberries and cream theme.
Congratulations to all the winners, especially June - I hope this cheers you up after your rotten time lately. Wishing everyone a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend. Sue XXX

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a wonderful surprise this morning on opening the blog to see my name as a winner, congratulations also to TDQ Karen and Janice.

Such a beautiful card today, love the strawberry and cream colour theme too. I am going to check my spreadsheet later to see if I have all of those dies, I know I am a couple of the set sort but not sure which ones.

Once again thank you Sue and congrats to all the other winners.

NannaTina, lets hope they can sort Mick out now, sending lots of hugs. Also to everyone else who is suffering or struggling in whatever form that may take.

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

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday smiles on their way to you Sue.
Wow ! I love this pretty delicate card, full of summer beauty from the gorgeous background, to the tiny butterfly. I would really love to own the Mongolia die, the more cards I see made with this the more I feel I need it, but it seems that so many folders are passing me by and considering they are the first step towards a gorgeous outcome I need to re-think if next purchase should be metal or plastic !!
Sending many congratulations to all 3 winners of the comment game, what a special start to your day - enjoy xx

auscrafts said...

Very pretty card ,lovely colours

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty card this morning, love the colours you've chosen.
Congratulations to the three lucky winners especially June.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,

A very pretty card today, I love the colours you have used.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Enjoy your day
Maggie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a pretty feminine card and I love the soft pink background. The Auckland die is one I'd like to have, so will have to buy this before you bring out your Christmas collection! It looks stunning backed with the strawberry coloured card. Congratulations to the lucky winners today, sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card Sue., especially like the colour.
Jan
Northampton

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Such a lovely pink girlie card. Love it.

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, I especially like the butterflies. thank you. Xx

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card! I love the butterflies too.
Congratulations to the winners! Debra x

carol quinn said...

Lovely card
Congratulations to the lucky winners
Carol

hettygarlick said...

Love, love, love this. I'd never have thought of using the Auckland die in that way, but I'm going to give it a go now! It's made a beautiful card.

lilian said...


Hi Sue, beautiful card, very feminine, would make anyone's day smile.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Karen Drew said...

Lovely colours you have used today. I really love the sentiment.
Congratulations to the winners

Luv
Karen xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Another stunning card, love the colours and so many textures

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Lovely card, at first I missed the little Butterflies, and another Embossing Folder I need too!
Love the Pink on this card!
Congrats to winners!
Love Marg

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, really lovely.

Congrats to the winners.

Michele

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card I love the design the colours and the dies are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love the colours x xhazel

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card.
Rosemary xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, So pretty love this card. love Jean Z xxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite & very feminine, I love the colour combination. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. Yvonne xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a lovely sunny Sunday Morning. Wow I love this card that die is just beautiful and the way youve have designed it in your layout looks beautiful. hugs Shirleyxx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue I love anything with butterflies. Have a great day, hugs xxxx

karenlotty said...

Very pretty I love the Australian collection of dies I think it's because the Sweetheart flowers match so perfectly

Anne said...

Another pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Such a pretty design, love the Auckland cut down to make a square and the cute little butterflies fluttering by...

Congratulations to Karen, June and Janice...

Izzy

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Another stunning card in a very pretty colour.
Congratulations to the winners.x

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card Sue. Those butterflies are gorgeous. Love the sentiment too.

Annie P
xxx

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue love this card so preety the dies are beautiful and the colours also
Congrats to the winners
Love always sue and thank you xxxxxxxxxx

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, I have just purchased afew more of your dies so looking forward to playing later, xxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card,
pretty with the small buttetflies flying around :))
Congrats to the winners!

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, such a pretty colour

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a lovely pink girly card today, so pretty. The little butterfly's set it off perfectly.

Love Rosemarie x X

Suemac said...

Beautiful card

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A really pretty card, love the colours very summery just a pity the weather's not.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A gorgeous card using some lovely coloured cardstock. Another of your beautiful e/b folders and those butterflies are so cute. Congratulations to all the lucky comment winners.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty - love that colour card from your stash.
Beverley W

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Gorgeous and as you say very 'strawberries and cream'- very summery....

Congrats all the winners

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, pretty card, love the coloir of the strawberry and cream, quite summery sounding.
Congratulations to all today's winners, take care everyone, Jess x

Susan Battensby said...

Really pretty card.
Congratulations to all the winners. x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card so pretty.

Congratulations to all the winners

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful

Debs Cards xxx

Alison Thorne said...

Very pretty card - love the strawberry cream colour. Thank you Sue x

Kate's Cards said...

What a feminine card! xx

June Fletcher said...
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Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love this pink coloured card. Thanks for sharing.
Well done winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

A beautiful card and the embossing folder, as well as the die, is gorgeous

Have a good Bank Holiday weekend

Congratulations to this week's winners

Smiles

June x

dmjones said...



Well done to all the winners!!

Love the colour just touching the background, makes it more interesting,




Doreen x

nattyboots said...

Lovely card again Sue,Well done to your lucky winners. )

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. So delicate, lacy and pretty. I love it. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card and just love the touch of the butterflies.
Congrats to the winners.
Love Val in Spain x

Scottydog said...

Lovely card, have been looking at the NZ dies wondering which one to buy first - I think this makes the decision for me! Thank you Sue!

When I read your comment Steph I thought sue had brought out a new die set which I had missed - Mongolia, then I realised it should read Magnolia! Lol!

Congratulations June & the other comment winners.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Such a lovely card - I love that Provencale Lace EF. And Auckland is such a beauiful die, too. It's certainly all singing to me.
Hugs, Rose

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and everyone,
keeping this short as today everything is erasing on me.
Lovely card Sue in lovely colours, so pretty.
Well done to June and all of this weeks winners.
Sending hugs to all who need, want or could do with them
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very very pretty.

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card, the colour scheme is really lovely.

Hope you are having a sunnier Sunday Nana Tina and Mick, love and hugs to you both.xxxx

Love o all
Meg
xxxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, another really pretty card for us today. I really don't know how you just keep coming up with such lovely cards.
Wendyx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A beautiful card today, just lovely.

Love Helen xxx

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. Such a pretty feminine card for today. I love the strawberry coloured card. It is so interesting to see how various dies from different sets can make such a pretty creation when used together.

Lisbeth

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue such a pretty card I love the lacy look the colour & those sweet little butterflies!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue such a pretty card I love the lacy look the colour & those sweet little butterflies!

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes. Beautiful card Sue...sure wish I had all of those dies!

The crazy busy Memeorial Day weekend continues.

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Hugs!
❌⭕️❌⭕️

Jan from Long Island said...

Oops...forgot to say congratulations to the comment winners and thank you to Pam.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Stellar card today. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

pippajb said...

Pretty card. Love the strawberries and cream .

Luna-Blue Warminster

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Such a pretty card.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Jackie Durrant said...

Beautiful card Sue love from Jackie xx

barbara macaskill said...

Such a darling card! Love the soft coloring and the butterflies are so sweet! TFS!
Congratulations to this week's comment winners!

Myra said...

Thank you for a really lovely card today! I love all of it! However the lovely little butterflies finish it off to a T !
Love to all, Myra x

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue

gr karin van eijk

Littlelamb said...

Congratulations to all the winners today and yesterday. Beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing this with us. We do appreciate all you do for us.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Yet another, beautiful card. I'm set to spend today crafting so many birthdays at the moment, so luckily I get to play with feeling guilty at not doing chores and it is the weekend .
Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

Susan White said...

Congratulations to this week's winners, and what a lovely splash of raspberry in this card today. Happy Sunday to everyone! Susan x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really pretty card and the little butterflies are just darling. The strawberry and cream theme reminds me of some ice-cream that I have in my freezer, yummy! I also see yet another embossing folder for my wish list, it is lovely.

Congratulations to all of the comment game winners, enjoy your prizes.

Frances

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Just back from our trip to London, my grandson enjoyed seeing all the sights and we even managed to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the musical in the Theatre Royal. Sorry I didn't get to comment but all three cards I missed were lovely
Congratulations to Karen, June and Janice on winning the comment game and also to Pearl who won your card

I will catch up on everyone's comments but in the meantime
Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

iReneM said...



Such a pretty card.
Love the colour.

Congrats winners :)

x

Crafti Moggie said...

Great card today Sue, love the colours, shapes and design, thank you.

Congratulations to the blog winners this week.

Pearl xx

Janet Wilson said...

Very pretty card, love the colours.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Such a pretty Card. Great dies and lovely colours. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations TDQ Karen, June Smith and Janice Robinson.

Best wishes

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a very pretty card, everything works perfectly on it.
Congratulations to the comment winners, June this will give you a boost.
love to all,
Maureen xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Lovely card Sue. I love the colours. Congrats to this weeks winners

Maria Alder said...

Evening Sue and everyone.
Lovely card today and thanks for making them
up for us so we can see what die we have missed
out on and need to get next :-) Also loved the
striplet card yesterday. Congrats to Pearl and
congrats to all the comment winners.

Rebecca- hope you are ok. Nice to see you in x
NannaTina and Mick- fingers crossed he soon is
better and the healing will continue x
Tracy - you are in my thoughts x
Oh Lorraine- Darcey, what is she like. maybe she
met a gentleman Tom Lol x
Thank you Pam,'P', Craftynanna,Jess,Yvonne,Muriel.
Jan from LI, for your wishes.Sorry if I missed anyone.x
I had a lovely day going to some garden centres and bought
some flowers for the garden and also some crafting bits as
you just have to do. Money from son, will try to save them
for next AP( not a easy task) :-)
Sending special hugs to all who are not feeling to good
at the moment.
Warm hugs to all, Maria x

sued99 said...

Love this card especially the sentiment. X

Dawn Holben said...

Sue i absolutely love this card from the embossing folder to the dies and
those gorgeous colours you have used.
Definately up there with my favourites.
I love everything about this one.

Lesley Cann said...

Lovely pretty feminine card today. Love the colours.

liz spooner said...

What a beautiful card Sue, you don't seem to do pink very often.xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love the tiny butterflies. Pat so glad you and your grandson have had a nice time in London.

DeeDee7770 said...

Ahhh, magnolias! I adore magnolias, and your die captures their beauty. The card is lovely Sue. Have a lovely Sunday.

DeCor said...

A lovely happy card. Love how you used the different dies combined with the striking colour card stock. Congrats to all this weekend.

DeCor said...

A lovely happy card. Love how you used the different dies combined with the striking colour card stock. Congrats to all this weekend.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Very pretty card today sue x love the colours they are yummy x
Congratulations to the lucky winners x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Jean Bullock said...

Beautiful as usual and as usual I pinned to my Sue board. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765613383706/

CraftyJo said...

A lovely card Sue, thank you

Laura O' Connor said...

stunning card ,well done to all the winners ,Laura O

Anne Prescott said...

Very pretty card Sue, love the little butterflies, very dainty. Anne x

Eunice said...

This is a fab card Sue, love the combination of dies you used as well as the lovely color!!! I wish I had your stash (hahahaha).

Vie Carter said...

What a very pretty card, love the colour and clever use of these dies

Vie
x

Paula said...

A very pretty card Sue, I love it! :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Anonymous said...

So pretty...no surprise...you're amazing. Jan D., Florida, USA

gailgale said...

So, so lovely!!!!!!!

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card, beautiful colours. Love the little butterflies. Well done to the comment game winners. Bx

Yvonne G said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card. I don't know how you do it. Your brain must hurt from being so busy. I have a hankering to recreate so many of your cards it will keep me busy til I'm at least 90!!!
Body was on strike for a couple of days - hence my not popping in to comment. I will make this a quick comment as I am still a little overwhelmed by activity including typing and general thinking.!!
TRACY - so sorry to hear about your dad. Sending you a big warm hug. These things are always so hard to understand. Praying that you will find the inner strength to get you through this whichever way you need to. Lots of love x
Sending happy thoughts to everyone else - apologies for the lack of personal messages to the usual rabble!!
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

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