Monday, 24 October 2016

Thank You

Hello crafters!  Another Triple Gemini card, but this one uses the Cepheus die set.  I started with a piece of wisteria card and used the smaller side of the die set to cut into the background four times.  I used the longer decorative piece from the set to cut the design around the outside of the design.  I backed the entire piece with black card, then used Black Soot distress ink lightly around the edges to shadow and frame it.  I matted it with a piece of white card.  I stamped my sentiment from the Large Elegant Sentiment clear stamp set.  I used the inside die from the Madeleine die set to create a frame by cutting it in white.  I backed it with wisteria, then cut the centre out of it.  I added mounting foam and seated it over my sentiment, adding it the the centre of the card.  I cut three butterflies from the Butterfly Background die and glittered them all with Diamond Snow (using spray glue) and added them on to my card.  I completed the card with white, wisteria and black mats.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Stunning card , lovely. Thank you Sue
Elaine, how is Andrew doing, you must be so worried about him. Caring thoughts to surround you all.
Tina, what good news about Peter going to his shed, now that he is more comfortable and eating do well he is coming on a treat. I need some of those pies .
Steph, you should not be angry with yourself, you have taken the sensible route to put your health first, you can't help being ill, don't punish yourself. Just remember your family want you safe and with them.
Lorraine, sorry I called you Laine yesterday, I knew it was you too.
June, you are progressing well to be on crutches now, won't be long before you are fully mobile but please don't rush it.
Norah, great news that Harry is walking, he will be everywhere at once now, happy days lol.
Hugs to all, esoecially Tracey,Wheeley andBilly, Lorraine, Laine, PP and all who are not well.

auscrafts said...

Lovely designed card

Dragonsnap2 said...

Gorgeous card today. I love the butterflies.
Happy crafting.
D xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this is a lovely card so pretty.
Take care Kitty.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card and an amazing use of the striplet die. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card today , I love the way you have used this die, unfortunate not to own this one.
What a clever way to give it that slight distressed look.
Pam - if you loved near by I would make you some. Peter even made his treacle tart when I was baking yesterday. He ate a good portion of the meat and potatoe pie with carrots, peas and mashed potato. After that he had a small pot of manderins in jelly, We eat a main meal at tea time, then at 9pm ate a quarter of his treacle tart with ice cream . Not for me as it would put my sugar levels out of the roof!!!!!
June Smith - keep up the good work, you soon will be fully fit.
Love and crafty hugs to all,
Tina T xxxxx

Crafti Moggie said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today, the shapes, colours and design combine to make a very elegant card.

Thank you, and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl xx

Netty The Runner said...

This card looks very elegant.
Annette x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Another Monday another week (is it my age but these weeks fly by so fast) and yet another beauty to help us start a week of the unknown. Maybe because I use my phone to browse my fav CE team blogs, the main colour looks either grey or silver, I was surprised to read it was one of my favourite colours - Wisteria. My dear friend treated me to a pack when it was first released and I love it so much I'm extra frugal with it just like my blush card lol I'm choosy about which cards I use them on !
A day in the warm, and a day with yourself and John catching up with your beautiful festive collection, I'm starting to look at my kitchen roll in a different light now thanks to John lol but even though he goes at it like a bull in a China shop he always makes the most lovely background with it, I dread to think what kind of mess id make of it ! But heyho, you've either got it or not and I'm afraid I'm just not that artistic or mindful to think up such clever ideas, but my day was non eventful but I gathered ideas, and really enjoyed fast forwarding many many shows both recent and from years ago to help jog my mind how I can bring my 'older and well loved' festive dies from your very first launch back to the top of my storage box and introduce them to the couple I have got from this year, all I need now is to feel like doing something, and when I do, it has to be my non gender specific baby cards cuz I can see them going away in my New Additions storage tub all cut and ready for use, and left until the new year to be made up. Here's a top... I wash out my Vanish gold tub for these little animals to live in and even though it's washed and rinsed several times it leaves the most daintiest, pretty smell on your card which last for ages and it's lovely to have that on a new baby card or on your die cut flowers.
Well my two have just got back so I'm leaving you with my usual daily hug Sue and wish you a lovely day. Thank you for a gorgeous start to our week xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Great card,beautiful die.
Jan x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card.
Nancyd xx

Margreet said...

Just beautiful...such a great die and lovely butterflies!
xxx Margreet

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful layering! Love the butterflies!

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card! I thought it was a shadow box card at first but it's the distress ink that gives that illusion. A really lovely design Sue. Debra x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely as always.

Barbara (C) said...

The Butterflies sit beautifully on todays card and using the spray glue makes it so easy to glitter them..

Bente Sørflaten said...

A beautiful card!
Love the die you have used for the background :))

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,always love butterflies.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card love the background your dies are so versatile it is great
Hope you all have a good day whatever your doing, im getting the clips out my leg from my operation so hopefully another step forward to getting about again

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful card today. The colours are gorgeous and I love the butterflies.
Barbara V

PharmacyMichele said...

Such a lovely card, so pretty.


Catherine Lyons said...

A very elegant card today and beautiful colour.Thanks for sharing .
Catherine xx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this is a lovely elegant card and I love the colours
Kathy B x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A very pretty and elegant card showing just how versatile the Gemini dies are. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a pretty card and the white, wisteria and black colour combination is gorgeous.
The butterflies are a lovely finishing touch.
Lesley S x

Sunset Bay said...

Gorgeous!! xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design and the dies are amazing. You are such a clever lady. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, don't remember the Cepheus being featured apart from the launch - it's such a pretty die. Always nice to have butterflies, too.
Greetings to all our 'recuperaters' and missing friends, esp PP and Wheely. Well wishes for Mick and Andrew too.

'P' in Wales

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Another brilliant card fir us today. I love the wisteria colour, so pretty.

Love Rosemarie X X

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card , i love your butterflies.

It was a very long day For Andrew Yesterday , he had an Xray and a ct scan ,that didnt show anything sinister, so they thought it may be a faecal blockage ,so he was given an enema however with his BP being so low he passed out and smacked his head very badly, having to have 15 stitches .
He was finally settled at 10 45 pm so very tired and badly bruised with an IV drip of Paracetamol and not in as much pain , so hopefully he managed to get some sleep .
We hope this has sorted the problem ,he will have something to eat today ,so fingers crossed .
We have to phone at midday , not sure if he will be allowed home ?, he has an appointment on
Wednesday for Bloods and general pre assessment before treatment number 3 on Thursday.

I will catch up with you all later today at some time.
Sending the usual hugs to all
Take Care
Elaine H X

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card to start the week off, I love the wisteria colour card although it looks a different colour on my iPad!
Hugs x
Heather T

Chris Curry said...

A very elegant gentle card Sue. I love any card with flowers or butterflies. Thank you. Xx

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful card today Sue, dont remember the Cepheus die but I will now. Have a great day Sue, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A really pretty card, the way that you have used the dies is brilliant and I love the little butterflies.
Thanks for sharing,

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, gorgeous card today!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Anne said...

Lovely card this morning, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love your stunning card, the little butterflies are so cute, the Butterfly frame die is my next buy.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely card - the Triple Geminis are even more versatile than the original double ones and your card showcases this the addition of the glittery butterflies...

June - you're making such good progress, keep it up!...


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Wow, I would never have guessed you'd used a gemini die for the main element on this beautiful card, how intriguing.
B xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card today, this die is lovely and the butterflies are gorgeous. I thought they might be from your background die. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Elaine poor Andrew he did go through the mill yesterday but at least they found nothing sinister. I hope he feels better today. Xxx
Sending hugs to Tina and Mick, Tina and Peter ( yum treacle tart, can I have mine with custard 😀), Tracey and June. Xxxx
Sharon I hope you get on ok at the hospital and Betty hope you are getting better too xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great depth to this card love it

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Really lovely, and very fresh-looking, loving the die-cuts.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue. Would never have thought that a Gemeni die had been used.
Marion S x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Butterflies are lovely. Love to all Alison xx

SueJ said...

Lovely card, great way to use the dies.

lesley lawton said...

This is a beautiful card Sue I love it 😍

Pussycats said...

Good morning Sue and all, Another stunning card this morning and made me smile just what I needed. Your cards blow me away.
I finish my job this week but I have to day of. Feeling exciting one second and scared another. I have another interview on 31st.
Well wishes and hugs from to day who needs them or for a family member. Wendy

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I just love this card, it looks cream on my screen but still beautiful, such a great die and lovely butterflies!
Wishing you well Sharon, Betty and June!
Love to all
Love Marg

Beryl Treble said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
the triple Geminis are lovely, great card and set off beautifully by your butterflies
Muriel x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and craft friends.

Very nice never thought of using them in this way. Everyday is a school day as they say lol. X

Well ladies I go back to work a week today so I'm trying my best to enjoy my last week doing just what I want an not bothering with anyone else lol. I've been busy with my Xmas cards and as I've s phased returns over the 6 weeks I'll be using the spare time for more Xmas cards lol.
It's just a shame I'm hitting the Xmas rush I hate Xmas time working in retail and I'm not allowed to do the nightshift this year and to be honest I don't think I'm fit enough to do it anyways lol.
The thought of working on the shop floor the week running up to Xmas fills me with dread lol I just hate crabbit people who can't find what they want but have had months to get it!! LOL oh well the joys. I'll just keep smiling :-D x

June glad ur on the mend. Keep up the good work.
Elaine. Oh my poor Andrew he's getting a right crap time of it. Wishing u all well tho. X
Lynda b. Halo ma wee pal. Have u had all ur tests done etc?
Wendy. Enjoy ur last week and I hope something comes up for u soon.

Julie laz. Any word on your eye transplant? I remember a wee while ago u we're asking about it. Did u do ur research? Xx

Love to all and special thoughts to our missing and ill friends xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another stunning card today.

Had bad night, could not get comfortable, tried so many positions, eventually got up and sat in the recliner chair most of the night, hopefully the physio will be here today to change the dressing as it is still bleeding.

Hugs to everyone, especially Tina T, Peter, Andrew Elaine and everyone else, you all know who you are.

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

Anonymous said...

You've done it again Sue! Clever use of dies and layering - beautiful card.
VC x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card love the neutral colours you have used.
Beautiful dies.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card, it is so difficult to say anything about your cards that has not already been said , but they are beautiful, and I think anyone receiving one is very lucky.

Theresa said...

Good morning Sue and all your crafty crew
Wow what a lovely card you have given us this cold damp Monday morning love it Sue
I have been reading some of the posts from people who are not well or with family that are
My thoughts and prayers are with you all xx
June keep up the good work but remember gently does it eh
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue a stunning card love it what a gift to recieve this on your birthday the dies are beautiful my favorite colour too.
If I made this one I wouldn't be able to part with it or the person would be very very special thank you love always June horrocks xxxxxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card thanks for the email. love Jean Z xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. SueL x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, very elegant
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, a really beautiful card today love the design and your choice of colours. hugs Shirleyxx

IVY Cheong said...

Love this card, so pretty. Ivy C x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Wow just gorgeous the colours work so well together. Grey day today so guess what a crafting day after the chores of course!
Heather R Oxfordshire

ursula said...

Just love how you do this Sue, looking at it at first I would never have said it was a Gemini die, it looks beautiful cut into the card like that, how you line them up so well, I do not know. Think you need to do a one week workshop to show us all these amazing techniques you have tucked up your absolute stunning card Sue....luv Ursula xx

Rose in Chester said...

WOW Sue, a stunner of a card. When first looked at it, I thought "which die is that?" You are so clever, would have NEVER thought it is one of the Gemini dies.... Beautiful card, lovely.
Hugs, Rose

Suebak said...

I love the way you have used these dies and used black card as a backing which adds depth. Thanks.

Susan x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card, love the butterflies.
Rosemary xx

Sue MacFall said...

Very elegant and the butterflies finish it off beautifully.
Sue Mac

TDQ Karen said...

Really pretty, I must use my Gemini dies in more ways, following your lead x

Bejay Roles said...

What a delightful card, Sue. The butterflies are a wonderful touch, bringing a piece of summer into this wet and dreary day.
Believe it or not I was actually going to try and do something in the garden today, so thank to Mother Nature for having the sense to send non-stop rain since yesterday afternoon lol.
Bejay xx

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely card Sue. I love your butterfly dies and use mine regularly.The are fab cut from glitter card.

Annie P

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card,love the wisteria colour & the die's used,
Off to sunny Australia tomorrow so it will be a bit hit & miss for a few days,
Best wishes Tracy on your return to work
Thank you
Karen M

val jones said...

Beautiful Sue. Just love the butterflies.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Such a pretty card. xxxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a beautiful card, love the colour, beautiful butterflys, I put a bow and a butterfly on every card I can,
Sue I wonder what happens to all your demo cards and all the cards you make,
why don't you sell them on here and the money goes to you or your favourite charity, I no we would buy them, something to think about,
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card to start the week with. What a clever idea to use your dies this way ..I love it . Gloria (sidcup) xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Wow wouldn't have guessed that you used the Gemini die to create this lovely cards and the glittered butterflies are beautiful too

Hugs and best wishes to everyone

Sandy G said...

Hi a Sue
Lovely card. Love those butterflies! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Pretty, intricate and delicate. You show so many different ways to use the Gemini dies. I love the butterflies.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Another stunner of a card. Beautiful in every way, I just love butterflies.

Wishing you all a good day.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so delicate and lovely

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Berina RGA said...

This is stunning, Sue!! Love the elegant die cuts!! The butterflies are so pretty!
Moxie Craftie

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Very elegant. I like the way you have used the Cepheus die set. My monitor is not picking up the wisteria colour well but I can imagine the colour combination is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm sorry I didn't comment yesterday but the day just ran away from me!
I loved both the cards and today''s is really pretty also.
I haven't read all the comments either so this is when our N0 1. Pam comes into her own! Thanks Pam.
Sorry some have clearly had a stressful weekend! Hope things are looking a little brighter today!
Good to have our lovely Norah back! So pleased you are feeling better and that video of Harry and the look of sheer joy and pride on his little face was great!
Congratulations to all the weekend's winners . I know I'm late!!
Love to all, must go as After School Craft today!! Lovely! Hmm!
Myra xx

Jean said...

So elegant!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, when I first looked at this beautiful card I thought I had mis-remembered one of your dies. No-one would guess that you had made multiple cuts, your alignment is amazing and the glittered butterflies are delicious.

Laine - so sorry for your poor mum, not only is she suffering pain it must be so frustrating for her not knowing exactly what is causing it. I hope you give her extra hugs.


Suzzette Yandle said...

This is an awesome design with you cutting the smaller Cepheus die four times and the longer Cepheus die cut for the outside of the design. Your alignment is perfect. The black card stock makes a great shadow effect for the Wisteria colored card layer. This Wisteria card stock is such a lovely shade of purple. I love purple!

Yvonne H said...

Good afternoon Sue,
A very opulent card today. Yvonne xx

Suemac said...


Karin van eijk said...

it's a very beautiful card Sue

Gr Karin

barbara macaskill said...

This is so pretty! I think the addition of the butterflies is so lovely! You always know just what a card needs to look complete! TFS!

karenlotty said...

Beautiful I love how you've edged the wisteria card with black and those butterflies look perfect as the finishing touch xx

Tressa said...

I to was surprised to see this made from a Gemini die. Lovely card. I would like to see the original as, on my iPad the wisteria, which I know is a gorgeous colour, actually shows as grey for me. Can't reproduce the card as I don't have the dies but will have to play with this colour combination.


Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous card, wouldn't have known it was done with a gemini die

liz spooner said...

Love this card as I don't think we say these words enough.xx

Tracy Welham said...

Such a beautiful card, the butterflies are so pretty. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

CraftyJo said...

Pretty :)

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Such a pretty card today, I think the colours you have chosen really help to make it special.


Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

What a beauty and who would have guessed how you had done it? Wonderful and imaginative use of your dies Sue. I think you have impressed everyone even more today with this one.

June, sorry to hear you had a bad night, hope things improve soon for you. X

Tracy, wow, back to work, that's a great thing, but shame about the timing. Hope it goes well for you.x

Love Helen xxx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card, interesting use of Gemini die. Off to investigate.

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful and elegant. Love butterflies
Karen xx

Scottydog said...

Once again you have shown the versatility of your dies, I Need to think more outside the box! Love the muted colours and anything with butterflies does it for me! Thank you Sue.

Theresa Pace said...

oh this card looks very classy. loving what you did with the black soot. the wisteria card looks more like mink in pic and it looks stunning, hugs xx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Like many others I didn't recognise the die used today as a Gemini die. Gorgeous card.
Elaine. Poor Andrew - he certainly went through it yesterday. hopefully he was able to leave hospital today.
Thank you for your good wishes everyone. Counting Down the days til Thursday when the stitches come out, even though
My hand will be replastered for another 4 weeks. It's nothing compared with many of the problems experienced by others on this blog so
I'm lucky really. Best wishes to everyone.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue In late looking at by our blog today as I have my family staying for a few days so it's busy I love today's card it's beautiful

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue In late looking at by our blog today as I have my family staying for a few days so it's busy I love today's card it's beautiful

Dawn Holben said...

Wow Sue can't believe this stunning card is done using the gemini Die.
I love it and never even thought of being able to use it like you have.
You are truly talented and always look forward to learning new things.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. A gorgeous card with some beautiful coloured card, looks very subtle in its colouring. The butterflies are stunning and you cant beat a card with butterflies or ribbon on. Great versatility in your dies.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another beautiful card. I have just finished my family birthday cards 8 in total all using your happy die and all different it's such a brilliant die. I have also started my Christmas cards I made one yesterday using the Christmas shadow die I was really pleased with the result so thank you are amazing. Elaine poor Andrew what an awful day for you all. June so sorry to hear you had such a poor night. Wendy of course your feelings are all over the place it's only to be expected and another interview brilliant. Betty hopefully your hand will feel easier when the stitches come out. Tracy don't try to do to much at work to start with, hopefully you have a good boss who is understanding.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card I love the die sadly I don't have it.your card is stunning.
Love Lynda Brock xx

Internet is not playing nice this is the third try

Tracy my friend I haven't had my test yet they are all about to start I have a lung function test next week on 31st
Blood tests every week then I have my Heart Stent operation on the 21 st November.
Have a good week before going back to work you take it easy don't rush around take it steady
Are you full time. You will be very tired 😴 On your first week back.
Sending you & Graeme Big Hug's xx

Hug's for Tina & Mick Tina & Peter Elaine & Andrew hope all is going well for you all.

June how are you doing you running yet are you home. Sending Hug's xx

Wheelybad big Hug's for you how is Billy hope he is doing well. Give him cuddles from me.xx

Lain sorry your mum is in so much pain & not knowing what is causing it. Hug's for you both.xx

Hug's to all on the blogxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Sorry I have not been around for a week but it has been a very busy, chaotic time for us. I absolutely love your card today !!! Your new Gemini Die looks very interesting. Something very different from all your other ones. I think it looks like a seashell. A very pretty die that looks very versatile as your card today illustrates. I love how you have cut it going around in a sort of circle. I think it is such a great idea and it has produced such lovely effects. I like your colour combo but I think it would look great in other colours to. I like the centre die you have used from your Madeline die set for your sentiment. I really love your gorgeous Butterfly embelishments Sue !!! They really add the perfect finishing touches to your card. Thank you for sharing it today. Thank you, also, for all the other cards you have shared this week. I have looked at them all and they are all gorgeous Sue !!!
I got the whole of your gorgeous new Indian Ocean Collection for my Birthday Sue, from my Steve. I am so very lucky to have him !!! I also got the Noble Circles Set B and some of your gorgeous new Christmas dies from my family !!! I can't wait to get started on my next card. The only problem is I have to clear up my craft desk again first !!! Sending you lots of love today Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Vie Carter said...

Super cards, lovely design and colour choice


Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you for sharing this.

Eunice said...

Lovely card Sue, the butterflies are the best!!!!! The dies that you are using are very interesting!!

Sandy H said...

Such a pretty card. Love the way you have used the die and the butterflies are gorgeous.
Take care everyone.

Laura O' Connor said...

really nice card Sue ,love the butterflies,Laura O

doreenj said...

This card would look lovely as a sympathy card too,

Doreen x

gailgale said...

Such a lovely, lovely, card!!!
Sooo, Sooo, stunning!!!

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really beautiful and intricate card. I love the idea you come up with for using the dies. Take care. Bx