Sunday, 5 February 2017

Thanks So Much

Good Sunday morning all!  For today's card I was having a bit of a play with the black micro beads and ended up with this black and white card (again sorry for the rather greyish tinge to the pics!).  I started by cutting the Butterfly Frame out of white card, leaving a wide border, but cutting the centre out of it.  I covered a piece of black card with a sticky adhesive sheet and just cut the centre out of it to create a frame.  I peeled the backing off and attached it to the back of the butterfly frame.  I coated the top of the frame, which now had the exposed adhesive, with black micro beads for a textural look.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it for dimension.  I used the centre from the Scalloped Lattice Frame set B and cut it in white and backed it with black card and seated the frame over it so it was recessed behind the opening.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the oval from the Mauritius and then used the decorative part of the same die to create a small tag for it to sit on in the centre of the frame.  The card was completed with white and black mats.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Stunning card Sue, it's so lovely seeing the new dies showcased.
Tina, I wish Owen the best of luck in his new job, maybe a new challenge is just what he needs right now. You take care too.
Elaine, I hope Helen's back problem resolves itself soon. They have gone through so much this past year.
Dragonsnap, I love baby Lola's name, it's beautiful. Didn't Barry Manilow have a song about Lola. Enjoy your holiday with your friends.
Donita, you described your visit to Dad perfectly, I wanted to be there at those craft clubs. Next time perhaps . You are probably right about Robbies trip to the Grand Canyon but the boys have it all planned out, just hope Robbie gets plenty of rest during the travelling. He won't be phased though, he is so determined. Thank you for kind words yesterday they were lovely.
Lynda and all, I do wrap up well when going out as it is so cold, thank you all for your concerns.
My hugs to you all, especially missing friends.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card.
Nancyd xx

Karen Derbyshire said...

lovely card Sue, really pretty

Jan.moogie said...

Black micro beads wow gorgeous, fabulous card Sue. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

hollyberry said...

A gorgeous card.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue wow what a beautiful card and I love the dies you have used
And the design is wonderful black and white are my favourite combination

Have a lovely day

Debs Cards xxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Sunday Smiles to you Sue.
it's a lovely way to start the day, wake up my phone at 6am in anticipation of what will greet me and I'm rarely disappointed. Unfortunately I don't have these dies, and before launch I was determined that I would concentrate on all the Nobles I don't have as you addicted me to frames ! I still really need em, but you've just tempted me with such amazing new collections I have to re-evaluate what will sell and what will make my 'regular' customers smile, in time though (I hope) these will be a part of my stash. Micro beads, it's been far too long since I used mine so once I get back into my craft room I will wake them up from their hibernation. It's a really beautiful sample Sue and as always in real life the effect will look stunning.
Was thinking of you even more so recently, as I know it's been the first anniversary, so I send loving hugs and thoughts your way. Thank you for bringing daily inspiration with the perfect start to my morning xxx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. Love black and white. The butterfly frame always looks wonderful with any colour way
Karen xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I love using micro beads but never tried the black. Must add them on my list.
Jan x

Jan Sayer said...

Wonderful card again Sue.
Northampton i

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
THANK YOU!!!!yes we should be thanking you for all your terrific cards and inspiration.
Your mind must never be still!!! lol 😊
Pam - glad you are wrapping up well when you go out. Cold today. Yes it will be a challenge for Owen, he will not be beaten, like his lovely dad - he would say bring it on!!!! - special hugs to you 🤗😘
Dragonsnap2- hope you have given Lola lots of hugs and kisses before you fly off to warmer climates, any room in your suitcase. Hugs to you 🤗✈️
June Smith - hope your knee is ok during this cold snap 😴
Elaine, PP, Yvonne,Laine, P in Wales hugs 🤗
Love and crafty hugs to all
Tina T xxxxx

Marion Bull said...

Very pretty Sue, love the butterfly frame!

Maggie B xx

Craftynetty said...

I love black and white and this is a stunning card.

Denise Bryant said...

Love that Butterfly Frame! Awesome card!

Debra K. said...

A fabulous card design! I bet this looks stunning in real life with the micro beads. Debra x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all .. Beautiful card this morning sue, I always think black and white cards look stunning. I love the butterfly frame, thank you for sharing... Wendy

Disco Queen said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the black micro beads & the butterfly frame is stunning. Theresa x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card, love the monochrome and the microbeads.
Tina, good luck to Owen for tomorrow. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Narrowboat girl said...

Wow, a gorgeous card Sue. I have the butterfly die & black microbeads so will definitely be trying my own version of this card. Thanks for the inspiration & wonderful ideas

hettygarlick said...

Black and white is always so striking, and this is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a stunning card. The butterflies frame die and the scalloped frame die are gorgeous. I have these but not the black micro beads but have the other colours so will make my own version of this card. Keep your fingers crossed i dont get my colours mixed up LOL.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I cut this butterfly frame only a couple of days ago and put black card behind it. Didn't think to use back microbeads but I will now!

Chris Curry said...

A very smart, elegant card Sue. I used the butterfly die just yesterday on a special birthday card, a very pretty and useful die. Thank you. Xx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue, another absolutely gorgeous card,love black and white. Even in my clothes I think black and white looks so smart .
I have some pots of micro beads including black that have been sitting looking at me for quite sometime so time to start playing with them.
Thank you for another lovely card ❤
Love and hugs to everyone, happy Sunday xx😍

Dawn Searle in Cambridge

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, don't have any coloured microbeads but can see a lot of ideas for different backings. Have some fairly 'refined' glitter sheets which could work well.
Hugs for Tina T and all our missing pals.

'P' in Wales

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and fellow fans,

Between this and Saturday's card, I like Saturday's better, but maybe because I don't have these dies or microbeads.
Spent the day with my cousin at the gem, jewelry, fossil and mineral show.

Saw an amethyst geode the size of a hot tub. A slab of lapis lazuli the size of a television. An avenue of amber. Asked the price of a tanzanite and diamond ring. It was $13,000, and he asked how many we wanted!

Can't keep my eyes open. Used them hard all day. We'll see a little more Sunday.

Enjoy your Sunday and get some rest.

Love, Donita

Wendy L said...

Stunning Sue, I love the butterfly border, xxx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, stunning design, don't have any of these dies but you make me want them.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Suemac said...

Another stunning sample

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
I love black and white designs and this one is a stunning example why. The micro beads give a lovely texture and are a great alternative to glitter. X

auscrafts said...

Black and white is always classy

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous it is a lovely way to use the Butterfly Frame die. I must buy some black microbeads. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sue MacFall said...

What a lovely look using the black micro beads - great card..

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue a stunning card a great idea with the micro beads.I love that Butterfly Frame.
Catherine xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, stunning card this morning. Love the micro beads. The dies look fab.

Barbara V

Snowy said...

beautiful card, love the microbeads. Snowy xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another gorgeous card today, I love the way the frame is raised up with the arched scallops in the background. I wonder what this would look like with the ebony flakes, the ones like the Iced Snow, mmmmmm my mind is thinking now, see what you do to me Sue.

Hi Lynda's craft's, my knee is getting there, it aches sometimes but is no where near as painful as it was, thank you for asking.

Elaine, another 5 or 6 weeks for Andrew until the treatment is finished, fingers crossed it is good news. Helen I know what is like with a bad back, please take care and do as the Dr. tells you.

Tine and Owen, good luck with the new job, after 17 years you will certainly notice the difference.

Donita, the Grand Canyon sounds such a wonderful place, sadly I doubt if I will ever get there (unless my lottery tickets come up haha) but I do enjoy looking at the pictures and hearing about peoples experiences. The craft classes sound fabulous, lots of new converts.

Special hugs to everyone who need them, yes you know who you are.

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

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue, another favourite style of mine ... Monochrome and technique used. It's beautiful. Keep warm, ivy x

Dragonsnap2 said...

Sue, I lurve this card. Definitely my type of card. Fabulous.

I'm a bit late this morning as we had a bit of drama in the night and ended up ring NHS 111. Everything is fine but I struggled to get back to sleep so I've just finished the ironing.

Baby Lola is gorgeous. My husband and I could only think of the Kinks when we first heard it but then my friend said she was singing Barry Manilow and it totally changed our perspective.

Crafty hugs to all.
D xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card-love the black + white colour scheme.


Donna Golby said...

Morning Sue another fabulous card. Went craft shopping yesterday and got quite a few of your new dies some stamps and card blanks. Just easing into the day, is nice up I've got ironing then I can craft, need to get a gum ball machine die made for my nephews birthday ( that was my online spend when the dies were launched). I gave the first one I made a good tour round work and then to my sister for her birthday. The sweets didn't last long once my 2yr old niece figured how to get them out 🤗

hazel young said...

Stunning card would make a beautiful photo frame if a phot was added to the middle instead od sentiment xx hazel

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very striking card this morning - love how those shiny black micro beads make the butterflies pop!...

Donita - so, you just bought the ring then, yes?


CHERYL Brown said...


A fabulous creation today that really ticked all the boxes for me. Love the dies too.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue what a stunner today love what you have done with th microwave beads and the butterfly's are beautiful thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxxx

Anne said...

What a striking card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Really lovely card showcasing the butterfly frame which is so pretty. Love to all Alison xx

doreenj said...

Another stunning card today, Sue, like the others have said, I've got some micro beads, must get them out again,

Doreen x

Lorna Stewart said...

Looks lovely 💐

Bente Sørflaten said...

I love this wonderful Butterfly Frame :))

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the butterfly frame.

Netty The Runner said...

Absolutely stunning, love black and white.
Annette x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card today, the butterfly frame is on my wish list and it looks gorgeous with the black microbeads as a background. Would look wonderful too with the black glitter flakes like June said. What a lovely treat, thank you.
Love Diane G xxx
Dragonsnap what a pretty name. I hope you have recovered from the drama, what a worry xxx
Donita what a wonderful time you are having.
Sending hugs to Tina Elaine and Pam xxx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love monochrome cards they just seem to ppp out of the card. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

stunning cardclove the black snd white theme and would never have thought ofbputtingbtge scsllops in tge centre greatbidea thsnks for shating xx love yvonne bennett xx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful, the microbeads add an extra dimension xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a pretty card, I love black and white. I don't have any black micro beads, but need to get some. Thank you for the inspiration.

Love Rosemarie X X

Jean Z said...

hi Sue, Beautiful card love black and white. love Jean Z xxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is really beautiful, I love the butterfly frame, and the way you have used it with other dies is gorgeous, great colour combo, and the black micro beads work really well. Have a great day all. Bx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A stunner for Sunday, I have the butterfly frame die and you have just me the inspiration on a new way to use it. Thank you.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x the butterfly frame looks gorgeous especially with the black and white x a great suggestion from June to use the ebony ice I think that would look stunning too x thankyou sue for your inspiration x
Tina t hope all goes well for Owen tomorrow and sending you a hug x
Dragonsnap hope you're having lots of cuddles and have a fantastic holiday x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Another gorgeous card the butterfly frame is on my long wishlist do hope to get it one day! Got your family tree die yesterday so hoping to have time to play with that later
Hope you all have a nice relaxing Sunday

Scottydog said...

Love black & white it is so 'classy'. Beautiful card which I will be attempting as I have the butterfly frame & can adapt the centre using some of the other dies. Have never used microbeads so that's a new challenge! Thank you for the ideas Sue.

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Wonderful card today,the butterfly frame is lovely and one for my long list of 'I Want or Need'.

Karen Mitchell said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card,the black & white combination is striking,very good idea with the micro beads,
Best wishes everyone
Karen M

Anonymous said...

Goog Morning Sue
Your card this morning is gorgeous and the Butterfly frame is one of my favourites!
Only yesterday I cut out some butterfly frames in different colours ready to assemble so today I must search for some micro-beads to go with them.
Whilst I love your monochrome cards I am never too sure how they will be received so I tend to stick to colours most of the time when making cards for friends.
Thinking of you, Sue.
Lesley S xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue happy Sunday to you and all blog followers.

Such a very lovely card today, loving the butterfly frame , i need to get some black Micro Beads they look stunning. .

Dragonsnap, so pleased to hear all is well .

Tina and Owen, good Luck in your new job , big hugs to you both. xx

Sending big hugs to all who need them .
Elaine H X

Clai01 said...

Looks very stylish Sue. x

Ruth Kidd said...

Morning Sue and all,

This butterfly frame is so pretty. I love the sheen of the black microbeads - I've only ever used the clear ones and they give a very different effect. I can see I shall have to invest in a pot of black ones too...

Damp and foggy here in Gloucestershire today. So perfect conditions for tucking up inside, watching Phill on Hochanda and catching up on some crafting!

Hugs, Ruth x

Christine Collins said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card, I have the Butterfly frame, and it's a lovely die. Thank you for showing today, it does give us more inspiration for the different uses of the dies.
Enjoy your day
Chris xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
The butterflies frame Die and the scalloped frame Die are gorgeous, I don't have the Butterflies YET!
Love Marg

Jane Franklin said...

A very lovely card and I love the use of the scallop frame which draws the eye. Best wishes to all on this murky, foggy morning. Luv jxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous card, looks really striking. Love the butterfly frame x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card gorgeous butterfly dies.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, stunning card. I have the butterfly frame but not black micro beads.
I have some polished silk glitter, might try that.
Marion S x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Simply gorgeous - a big fan of the black micro beads....

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
This card looks very striking in black and white, and looking at the centerpiece in close up, makes me think that would make a small card on it's own
Margaret x

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card Those black micro beads look so effective

Sandy G said...

Gorgeous card. I love the butterfly frame, I use it a lot. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, such a pretty card, the butterfly border is lovely.
The sentiment is returned right back to yourself, thank you for all your inspiration.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Absolutely stunning card! I love the black micro beads it gives such a pretty effect!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Who doesn't love butterflies and done in black and white how classy.

Heather R Oxfordshire

freedom99 said...

Hi sue

Beautiful card it would look amazing in a frame as a keepsake, I've no idea why I don't have this set I think I was busy collecting the oven set I must have missed it.

All the best Pauline ( freedom99)

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, monochrome it's my favourite : )
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, this is such a fabulous die and one I really want and having seen this card, I want it even more, so hopefully it will soon be residing in my craft room/

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

I love black and white, it's a statement in its self. I have the butterfly background die set and use it quite often :)

June x

Theresa said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I love today's card it ticks a lot if no all my boxes
Gorgeous Sue
I'm going to try to make a baby card today using your weaving dies
Have a wonderful day folks doing whatever makes you happy
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa G xx

Chantal said...

Great card, love the butterfly background.
Hugs, Chantal S

karen johnstone said...

Very classic and classy. x

P Austen said...

Will have to buy the butterfly frame now that I've seen your fabulous card. Like many others I only have clear micro beads but maybe I will have to invest in some black ones now. So, which die will I have to do without now? My list only ever gets longer. As I cross one off, another 5 are added. Thank you Sue for such wonderful inspiration. Hugs X P Austen

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the butterfly die will be my next purchase it's so lovely. Hugs Johanna

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Great use of the dies today, thank you.
Donita, how many rings did you buy?!!
Dragonsnap, it's an age thing as I immediately thought of the song Whatever Lola Wants, from the film "Damn Yankees"!!! Glad all is well the baby and have a wonderful holiday with your friends.
Tina, my daughter changed her job after 26 years, and she now says - after 4 years in the new job - that she realises how happy she is now. I hope Owen is as lucky.
love to all
Maureen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very nice.
Beverley W

Julie Elli said...

I love how the frame doesn't immediately shout butterflies! They appear as you look closer!
Big hug
Julie Elli

Hellma said...


Hilary Bunker said...

stunning card sue love the butterfly border.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.

Monochrome my favourite. Amazing card love everything about it. Xxx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
amazing card made with the wonderful butterly frame die...
I´m glad to have this die.
Rolf xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue a gorgeous card. I love the butterfly frame. So intricate and delicate.


Really lovely card, Sue. Thanks for the inspiration - again! x

Susan Battensby said...

Lovely card, stunning butterfly border. x

Anonymous said...

A lovely card Sue. I adore the little butterfly frame and it is still on my "I want list", as always though the list is bigger than my money pot lol. Now does anyone know how to manage with not buying food or paying bills?

Helen xx

jenny Briggs said...

Good morning Sue beautiful card love black and white


Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card Sue, I love the butterfly frame, it's on my
birthday wish list, and the black and white is so dramatic!
Rosemary xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Well flower i love this card whether it be in the cream and black that i am seeing, to the last picture showing the white and black in it's true form, another 2fer card. I love that butterfly frame, it is so pretty and with the scalloped lattice of the shadow box in the background. The black and white looks so chic, but the cream and black looks homely and comforting some how. THank you flower for a bonnie card to brighten up a rotten miserable wet day.
I have just watched a pigeon taking the daintiest of steps down the seam of the felt roof across the road and its standing at the top of the gutter wondering whether it should take off or just drop. Poor wee thing it looks so sad, but it's turned and went away back up the seam,not faltering to either side. It reminds me off when we were children and big children that walked along the kirb as if it were a balancing beam, and you tried to keep up there until your brother pushed you off and you would have to start again from the start because your stupid head couldn't let you just step back on it where you were.
Pam, Robbie is a marvellous young man who has defeated aversity and came back more determined than ever, i hope that he has a great time at the Grand Canyon and enjoys every site he sees. Your family are so proud of him and what he has achieved and he deserves that pride as some would have just lay down and decided a wheelchair was their life now. Whenever you tell us about what he is doing now, i get a warm feeling inside me just with the pride that i have for him and he doesn't even know me, but he is just so of an inspiration. He has to take pictures of his trip so that he can look back on them later in life and the fantastic adventure that he had.
Well sending hugs to Tina & Owen, good luck in your new job Owen, Elaine, Andrew & Helen and to all my lovely wilsonette friends that need, want or could do with them,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love your butterfly frame with the black micro beads behind, funnily enough I hadn't thought of using black behind it too busy making bright pixie powder backings I guess !!

Caring hugs to you Sue and to all the wilsonettes who need one

Love and best wishes to everyone

ursula said...

A really beautiful card Sue, quite plain for you, no flowers, but nonetheless I am sure the micro beads must show up beautifully on the real thing....a great idea...thank you..luv Ursula xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Today's Card Is A Pure "Masterpiece"
"It's Extremely Exquisite, Elegant, Elaborate, Beautiful Monochrome Card"
As Your Aware I Just Love Black On My Cards It Makes The Look Amazing And This
Card Definitely Is Definitely That.
You Mentioned That The Photographs Were Not That Good But They Show Off The
Micro Beads Perfectly, And (The Last Photograph Shot) Just Before Your Bloglovin Button
Shows Your Card Off To Its Very Best In "Pure Black And Coconut White, With The Black
Micro Beads"
I Love How You've Used "The Splendid Butterfly Frame From Your Background Collection"
I Really Love How You've Used "The Outstanding Black Micro Beads" Just Fabulous
Then Once You've Cut Out Your "Butterfly Frame" You've Placed It On A Sticky Sheet
Cut Out The Centre, And Done The Above With Your "Micro Beads" Into The Exposed Areas,
You've Added "The Scalloped Lattice Frame Set .B." In White And Backed In Black Then Seated It In The
Centre Of "The Butterfly Frame" This Looks So Impressive, Adding "The Oval Die From The Mauritius Die"
Also Using "The Decorative Part From The Mauritius Die To Complete Your Sentiment"
The Card Size Is "PERFECT" As I Love Large Cards 8 x 8 My Favourite.
Sue Thank You For Sharing This Impressive Card With Us Its Just "Stupendous"
Thank You For My Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate It.
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

Vie Carter said...

Great card just love the butterfly frame


Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Fab card, Sue.

Nannieflash said...

Good Afternoon Sweet Sue, a beautiful card today love the butterfly frame with that lattice background. hugs Shirleyx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and these dies. I do favour black and white - very dramatic
Pat x

susyjune said...


Marie Brookes said...

sucha gorgeous card xx i love the black and white xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I LOVE this card. It is striking, elegant, beautiful and everything works together in harmony. Definitely singing to me. And of course, black microbeads are FABULOUS.
Hugs, Rose

Pawprintx4 said...

Very pretty card. Your use of the micro beads is always stunning and of course the dies are winners every time.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend,
Stephanie K

nzillingworth said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue a beautifully intricate from the dies and although it is the lighting I rather prefer the softer creamy look! Love from Jackie xx

Jean said...

Elegant and classic!

Tressa said...

Interestingly, my iPad is showing all, bar the picture as black and cream which I rather like. The last shows up as black and grey! How wieird.

Regardless I like the design.


lindyloo12 said...

Love the design of this card, and the black and white, even if it is a little grey it still looks stunning.

barbara macaskill said...

Love the Butterfly Frame and the black beads are a stunning addition! TFS!

Diane King said...

Love the black and white

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the Butterfly Frame and you have made a very striking card with it. I was not aware that there were black microbeads but even now I know I won't be buying any lol. I love the design and will try something similar using a different colour background and colouring my clear microbeads to match.

Hope everyone is having a good Sunday.


Suzzette Yandle said...

A stunner of a card design today. That's a lot of micro beads, but the look is awesome. Thanks for sharing your ideas. I especially like your butterfly dies.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is gorgeous !! I'm loving the use of the black micro beads, it's a shame we cannot see the 'full' effect of the shiny beads, but we can see a couple of glimpses of the texture and shine, gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Eunice said...

Gorgeous card Sue. The black micro beads are becoming a favorite!!! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!!

maz said...

Beautiful card showcasing your new dies. - Thanks Sue!

Kate's Cards said...

Very striking! xx

Janet Wilson said...

Love the butterflies & beads

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I quite like the cream and black that is on my screen I don't have these dies yet but hopefully one day because I love square cards

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, I love anything in black and white

Lori from Canada

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card and love this new Butterfly Frame!!

Marshall McAleese said...

Another great card Sue I have lots of your dies and love playing with them Jean mc Aleese

Anonymous said...

Beautiful love black and white
Elizabeth Bennett

Annie's messy stamping said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the butterfly frame, it's gorgeous.

Annie P

Anne Crawford said...

Very stylish card! I love this butterfly frame , think I need it!
Anne xo

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card, especially like the Stitched Lattice and the Butterfly frame. Funny you said about the colour as on my iPad it all looks like black and cream until the last picture which looks black and white.

Gloria Robey said...

Evening Sue ,I think your card is stunning. Have used the butterfly die a few times but I have never used the micro beads yet !! May give it a go . Gloria ( sidcup ) xx

liz spooner said...

A really beautiful card Sue, I keep forgetting about microbeads.xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I LOVE the Butterfly Frame, it's so elegant. The Black Microbeads add a touch of class to a this beautiful creation.
Love and Hugs Brenda xxx

Barbara (C) said...

I really like the monochrome effect and the black microbeads really add an interest to the background of this beautiful card. BarbaraC Maidstone

Theresa Pace said...

striking, hugs xx

Patricia said...

Gosh where have I been today, I almost missed this stunning card.
The Butterfly frame is amazing, off to have a look for that.
Thank you for all the inspiration.
Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the Butterfly Frame. The black micro beads make a great feature.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this looks stunning with the microbeads, makes it one of those
cards that is not only beautiful to look at but one you want to touch as well.
I love the butterfly frame and it always looks stunning whatever background it has and is one of those dies that is perfect for all occassions whether happy or sad.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card!
Black and white is so elegant and the butterfly frame is very pretty.

sued99 said...

Stunning card. Love the butterfly frame. X

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. I love it

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm a bit late today as we have been out all day!
I do love today's card and I prefer it when it shows as black and white! If I'd made it in any colours Id be chuffed to bits! Lol!
It's been a nice day here today but rather chilly now! We were promised rain but got none!
Donita - what a super holiday you are having! Did they have a ring in your size?? A very interesting day!!
Will try to be a bit earlier tomorrow - - no not 6am!!
Owen - all the very best for tomorrow!
Love to all , Myra xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A gorgeous card. Very striking in the black and white especially with the black microbeads.

Very elegant.

Love Helen xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, love the black and white, and the dies are lovely too.
Di B,

DeCor said...

Really beautiful card today Sue. Love the great texture in it.

DeCor said...

Really beautiful card today Sue. Love the great texture in it.

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue. I have the Butterfly frame and love it and use it a lot. Have the lattice die so will use that. Haven't used my black micro beads so must try this. Thank you for sharing.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I think this is such a great card. I really like the dies you have used and they work really well with the monochrome colouring. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
How fabulous this card is. Beautiful butterflies and I think it is simple but incredibly stunning. When I get my cascading butterflies I might have to have this background as well. Oh decisions decisions x
I am sorry I didn't make it yesterday. It became apparent that my day of catching up on little jobs was not going to go as planned. I had lots of friends popping in all day. Being fabulous for the benefit of others all day is incredibly tiring so I was ready to climb into my bed quite early x
Today has been a long day as well so I just wanted to pop in briefly.
Tina - wish Owen good luck for tomorrow and I hope it all goes well for him x
To everybody else happy thoughts and lots of love especially to all my blog besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs

CraftyJo said...

This is gorgeous :)

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Do like your butterfly frame die very much and it's on my list to buy. Xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! This card is so gorgeous !!! I got the Butterfly Frame Die for Christmas and I had actually planned to make a card with it tomorrow before I had even seen your card today !!! I had already got the die out and all the bits I needed !!! I love the black micro beads you have used. I was thinking of using a periwinkle blue card backing covered with a sticky sheet, with a coconut white butterfly frame, and iced snow glitter to fill in the exposed areas. I love how you have used the scalloped frame in the centre and the Mauritius dies for the sentiment. It is all gorgeous !!! I love the colours you have used to. I really love both black and white and black with cream colour combos. I think your card is very classy and elegant !!! Thank you.
I have to say I really loved yesterday's card and video to. It is really beautiful Sue. Such a wonderful creation. The video is fab and I love your idea of cutting two of the matching tag dies into the background and using a third over the top containing the sentiment. A great colour combo to with beautiful Nasturtium flowers !!! Thank you for sharing this beautiful card. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue

Simply stunning I love black and white cards and the butterfly die is one of my favourites sadly still on my wish list.

With best wishes

Elaine Ann

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
just beautiful, is amazing with the black micro beads, love the butterfly frame too.
Muriel x

Sandy H said...

Stunning design. The butterfly frame is sadly still on my wishlist.
Take care everyone.

Linda Graham said...

Stunning card Sue,I was lucky enough to get this die from Santa,but as yet unused,no excuse now with your inspiration,thank you,Linda x

Anonymous said...

Stunning sample, I love the butterfly die, I would love to see this square design with snowflakes in, for Christmas 2017. Thank you for sharing from Lianne Morrison in the uk

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card and die set stunner. Laura O

Kim Dibben said...

Stunning card Sue xx love Kim D

Haze T said...

Hi Sue

Love this stunning card & looks amazing in monochrome which I think always looks very classy & expensive.

Loving the pretty butterfly frame as they are my very favourite...

Love it !!

Crafty Hugs

Haze T (Norwich)