Saturday, 25 March 2017

Cascading Butterlfies





Hi crafters!  Today's video shows you what Pixie Powders look like on black card stock!  It is a really different look, but oh so pretty I think!

The winner of the Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Sarah Wrightson!!!

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











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


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119 comments:

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, what a gorgeous card off to see how you got the beautiful butterflies. Congratulations to the lucky winner.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, it's gorgeous. Love that background.
Congratulations to lucky Sarah.
Pat, hope Sarah's review goes well in April. I bet she was thrilled with her pink sparkly hearing aid. I hope it helps her all round as she is such a little heroine and I know she loves her girly colours and sparkle.
June, you have such an array of craft workshops where you are, I'd love that.
Elaine, hope Andrew and Helen have a great weekend, it's promised to be sunny here but it still feels cold.
The twin sitting is going well so far, they are being very attentive, making sure I have a cup of tea, the right tv channel is on, craft iof course, and I'm knitting my Twiddlemuffs. They don't do this at my house . Kelly didn't know what Bryan had planned till they got to Newcastke airport, a trip to Belfast and a visit to the Titanic Exhibition. She was so excited, she is enthralled with the Titanic story, so he got that one so right.
Maria, good to hear your eyes are improving, true about seeing the dust but if you wear sunglasses to protect your eyes you won't see the dust then.
Have a great weekend everyone, hugs to all including missing and poorly friends.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card, so pretty.
We cannot have too many flowers and butterflies.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Kitty Davies said...

Oops sorry forgot to congratulate Sarah.
Congratulations Sarah Have fun Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Lovely card, congratulations Sarah.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Lovely card, like how you've stepped the butterflies down, not worded that correctly but hope you know what I mean. I still have not used pixies yet! Going to watch the video to see you in action.

Congratulations to Sarah.

Love Helen xxx




Debra K. said...

Wonderful card! The pixie powders never disappoint and the design is lovely.
Congratulations to Sarah on her win! Debra x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Lovely effect. Will watch video later as it's spring show day today. 4 craft classes entered but no card class this time. Happy weekend.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Tell me, how do you get Pixie Powders sooo wrong ?! I can't get the pump action right, I either don't pump enough, too much or completely flood the poor Pixies till they are swimming for their life, it really hurts my fingers to use the pump action spritzers. I'm so glad you have the know how as it's such a pleasure to watch you create such gorgeous works of art. The Butterfly folder has to be a favourite go to of mine, and the Cascading Butterfly die is so versatile and has a hundred and one uses. I just love today's sample and 'know how' tutorial.
Many congratulations to Sarah. What a lovely start to your day enjoy your personal gift from Sue.
Have a lovely day whatever your plans are Sue. Sending love thanks and many hugs your way xxx

Marion Bull said...

Morning Sue, love this card today and hooray we've got a video. Thank you so much!

Maggie B xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful background, gorgeous butterflies lovely card.
Jan x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, the butterflies are gorgeous and I love the way you have placed them.

Barbara V

Viki Banaszak said...

Wow! Those Pixie Powders really show up beautifully on black. I think I might need them. LOL

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue,
Love pixie powders, but haven't used them on black card. After seeing your beautiful card today, I will give it a try. I just seem to get in such a mess with things like this and when I use glue it has a mind of its own and goes everywhere except where I need it, thank goodness for Grime Boss. Think I am too impatient really. Have a great weekend.
Congratulations to Sarah xx
Hugs xx
Dawn Searle

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, butterflies are always a winner.
Congratulations to Sarah on your win. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful card I just love Butterflies!
I still don't have any Pixie Powders yet, maybe I need to watch the Video to see that I NEED them lol!
Congratulations to Sarah Wrightson!!!
Love Marg

Craftynetty said...

I love this die and the background is very dramatic.thank you

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
I adore these butterflies, they are so serene.

L Dewar

Dragonsnap2 said...

Fabulous card. I really must try pixie powders. I bought some ages ago but have never opened them. I didn't think I needed the butterfly dies as I have loads of butterflies but am beginning to regret it.
Congratulations to Sarah. Enjoy your card.
Baby Lola has chicken pox. Not a great surprise but the doctor has suggested she might get it again later as she's so young.
Have a great day. Hugs to all.
D xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card, love the gorgeous Pixie Powder background!
Thank you for the tutorial and congratulations to Sarah. X

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
At first glance I thought what a dark background and when I really looked at it I thought Wow! I love the way the pixie powders look on black card! I have this butterfly die and absolutely adore it, you can get so many different looks with it. I enjoyed watching the video thanks for sharing!
Congratulations Sarah!
Hugs x
Heather T

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card so pretty . love Jean Z xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very striking.

Michele

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love today's card, I have the Die and love using it, it is so versatile.
Pixie Powders are used a lot here, Robert our younger Grandson LOVES using them. I use his backgrounds for lots of cards.
Happy Twin sitting Pam, enjoy every minute, children grow up so quickly. The Titanic exhibition is amazing, I am sure it will be well enjoyed and create lots of memories.
Congratulations Sarah, lucky lady!
Have a wonderful day everyone ... remember to change your clocks tonight!!
Patricia xxx

Hilary Bunker said...

Hi Sue , gorgeous card the pixie powders make such dramatic backgrounds. I have not got any yet as the bank manager says no, but they are on my wish list. Congratulations Sarah. Not alot of time to watch video at moment but will catch up later. Crafting taking a back seat at the moment as partner suffering badly from his Parkinsons, but hopefully if we can stabilize him a bit more I can grab some me/craft time. Have a great weekend
love Hilary

Julie Elli said...

Striking card Sue with the White against such a dark marble like background!
It is just a fab card. I like the texture behind the butterfly cut outs.
Have a lovely weekend everyone. It's a great start so far!
Big hug
Julie Elli

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue a gorgeous card the background is so dramatic i love those pixie powers Congrats Sarah .
Catherine hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. What a dramatic looking background but its gorgeous so is the card. The pixie powders have a totally different look on black card compared to white card. I have not tried the pixie powders on black card but after watching your video it is something i will be playing with over the weekend. Thanks for another great video Sue. Congratulations to Sarah on winning Wednesdays beautiful card. Have a lovely weekend everyone and we have beautiful sunshine again this morning. Yesterday was wall to wall sunshine all day keeping my fingers crossed that this weather lasts for a few days or weeks LOL.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Chris Curry said...

Love this card and I think pixie powders are great, very dramatic on black card. Unfortunately I am unable to watch the video, for some reason it doesn't want to play for me, so will try again later. Off to Doncaster Race Course tomorrow, very excited. Have a good weekend Sue. Thank you. Xx

Diane King said...

Such a pretty card. Will definitely be trying pixie powders on black. xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely card today, you can never go wrong with butterflies can you. Will watch the video later.

Pam, I run a craft group every Wednesday morning from 9-12 in our local church hall, there are about 14 of us. Then I go to an all day workshop once a month and a 10-1 workshop once a month (both in a community hall - run by a craft company) other than that there is nothing round here which is why I started my own. I must admit though I get lots of inspiration from my favourite blogs, Hochanda, Facebook, Pinterest and friends, there is a wealth of knowledge out there. Enjoy the twin sitting.

Congratulations to Sarah.

Dragonsnap - my youngest son had chickenpox twice, it is surprisingly common.

I reiterate everything Pam has said.

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

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, wow the pixie powders look so different on black. This butterfly due is lovely, it is on my list.

Love Rosemarie X X

karenlotty said...

Off to watch video later The card looks gorgeous with Pixie Powders on black

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Wow, those pixie dust powders certainly look divine on black card.
A stunning card for today.

Dragonsnap2, my youngest daughter also caught chickenpox at an early age from her elder siblings. She didn't get it again but did suffer terribly from shingles at the age of seven. Poor Lola, hope it's not too bad for her and her siblings.

Comfort blanket hugs for all our missing friends and for those in pain or discomfort.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx


Owlish said...

Very nice card sue l never used pixie powders before very interesting will have to give this a go

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, love this die and it looks beautiful on the pixie powder background. Off to watch the video. well done Sarah. Have a great day all. Bx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all .. A beautiful card for a beautiful morning. The butterflies and pixie powders look stunning. Going to pop the kettle on and watch the video....... Wendy

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card, Stunning background x xhazel

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, well the sun is trying and I mean trying to come out but its still rather cold outside. A very pretty background on that butterfly card, love the colours to. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today, the butterfly die is pushing to be my next purchase very soon after seeing some beautiful cards made with it by the naughty 9 and of course you too! I haven't tried pixi powders on black card -yet- but I feel this must be rectified very soon. I must point my brother in law at your video too as I gave him some pixie powders for Christmas and he was really taken by what he could achieve with them. Thank you for sharing such a delight with us.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to Sarah on winning the card xxx
Pam as always you've said it all so well. Sounds like the twins are nana sitting rather than the other way round! xxx
Hilary I hope your partner improves soon xxx
Dragonsnap oh no poor baby Lola I hope she's not too poorly. I hope you're not next in line for it, it's not pleasant as an adult! Xxx

Jan Sayer said...

You can't go wrong with pixie powders whatever colour background. A lovely card.
Jan
Northampton

Sue MacFall said...

What a stunning background - can't believe the difference the colour of the card makes. Thank you for all the inspiration.

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a really striking card. I love the use of the pixie powders on black card. Thank you everyone for your congratulation wishes I am so excited to be the proud owner of one of Sue's fabulous cards and a big thank you to Sue. xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. I love this die. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to Sarah.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Totally stunning background with the Pixie Powders and you're right, they do look so different on black card, love the Cascading Butterflies too although that die is still on the wish list and had to smile at the Tahiti die creeping in to make the sentiment plate...love that one...

Congratulations to Sarah on winning Wednesday's beautiful card...

Izzy

SueJ said...

Wow that background is gorgeous.
Impressive use of the butterfly die, love it.

Congratulations Sarah, enjoy your card.

June Horrocks said...

What a beauty today sue love the butterfly's I haven't got the pixi powders yet but there is a big craft fair near where I live next sat so they are on my list. Congrats to Sarah lucky lady !!! Thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love these butterflies, this die in another on my wish list, this card is stunning.
Congratulations Sarah on winning Sues card, enjoy your gift.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Annie Stamps said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue. The Pixie powder background is fabulous. I love your butterfly dies and use them often in my card making and wall art.

Annie P
xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card. Butterflies on any card are beautiful but Pixie Powers
just add something more.
Wendyx

Anne said...

What a great card, Sue. Like most others, I have yet to try pp's on black card so must give it a go.

Anne (Northampton)

Jan.moogie said...

Wow amazing love it Sue, thanks for the video and for all you do. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - the pixie powders look amazing on this card and with the white butterflies make a stunning card. Thank you for more great ideas. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Gloria Robey said...

Hi Sue thanks again for a great video. I now know why my card was not as good as yours​,I did not use the white outline as you have done.I kept looking at the card thinking something is missing .Thanks for sharing . Gloria ( sidcup ) xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

I try to avoid butterflies, but this is simply gorgeous and love the pixie powders on this one...

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I just love those butterflies. I think I can feel another purchase coming on. I might wait and see if we can come to Ally Pally this time. It depends how I get on with the wedding makes. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Kate's Cards said...

Clever use of dies and I love the background.

ursula said...

I just gotta get this butterfly die, it is amazing, why I have not got it before now, I do not know, but I think it is beautiful, such a stunning card, thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A really stunning card ,i love the white against the dark marble ,i will watch the video later Thank You .

Well done to Sarah, enjoy .

Patricia, thank you for the clock reminder, i for one would have forgotten.

Dragonsnap, Thinking of you all, i hope all begin to get better soon.

Hilary i do so hope your partner gets some relief soon .big hugs to you both. xx

Chris enjoy your day at the races Tomorrow and i hope you back a winner.

Lorraine , i will have you know i read your post { as always } and you gave me the biggest laugh
regarding the tackle, that i nearly chocked on my drink spraying my lappy screen , you are a hoot . sending you big hugs xxx

'P' have you talked Mr 'P' around yet ?

Maria hope your eyes are improving ,big hugs.xx

Pam, all sounds wonderful , the Twins are doing a great job Nanny sitting ,Kelly and Bryan will have a fantastic time i am sure.
Well i must away to do more Twiddlemuffs , this is such good therapy Pam i am really enjoying it . Thank you for the introduction.

Take care everyone, big hugs to all and missing friends too.
Elaine H X


Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card Sue. Will watch the video when I stop for coffee later.
Rosemary xx

STELLA MUNN said...

Another really beautiful card Sue & another idea I undoubtedly utilise. Thank you x

Bejay Roles said...

Stunning card today, Sue. I think I'm going to go a day find some black card to practise on.
Well done, Sarah, you're going to love your card when it arrives.
Bejay xx

Rose in Chester said...

Oh wow, Sue - another stunner of a card. Love the colours/composition.
Hugs, Rose

Scottydog said...

Lovely card with such a stunning background. Have watched the video so must have another go with the pixies as I struggle using them. Such an opulent effect on the black. Thank you Sue.

Scottydog said...

Sorry forgot to say congratulations to .Sarah!

June Fletcher said...

Good morning Sue

Beautiful card. Love using Pixie Powders and they do look stunning on the black card

Thank you for the video tutorial

Congratulations to Sarah... enjoy!

June x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Beautiful butterflies and pixie powders on black card. I love it. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Love the PPs on the black background but then love them full stop!!!

Next time I see you will you please show me how you pick up your pearls with scissors! Each time I try to emulate your dexterity using this method the air around me turns blue as I fail miserably. I don't like being beaten and am determined to succeed.

Teresa

hettygarlick said...

Wow! What an amazing effect. I haven't really got the hang of Pixie powders yet - must try harder! Lovely card with the butterflies.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Sue, Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Today's Extremely Informative Video
Plus "The Stupendous Card"
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Coconut White/Black Foundation Card"
"Mounting Foam"
"Pearls"
"Creative Expression "Sweet Wishes" Clear Stamp Set" (You Make My Heart Flutter)
"Creative Expression A4 Butterfly Dreams Embossing Folder"
"Star's Of The Show"
"Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders:- Aqua Lagoon, Candy Pink, Midnight Blue, Peacock Green,
Rich Gold, Sun Yellow. (Awesome Colours)
"Cascading Butterfly Die Set" (From The Finishing Touches Collection)
"The Tahiti Die Set" (From The Pacific Ocean Collection)
Today's Outstanding Card:-
Sue, Today You Started By Placing Wax Paper To Your Work Surface To Protect The Area, Then You
Showed Us How You Created Your Background Using "The Remarkable Pixie Powders"
By Taking Your Card Adding Your Powders, Then Spritzing With A Little Water,
You Placed This To One Side As You Had Created One Earlier Plus It Was Now Dry So You Could Work
With It, You Chose Black Card For Your Background With Your "Pixie Powders" (I Must Say I Like Them On
"Coconut White Card" But On "The Black Card" They Are Quite Outstanding, My Favourite)
The Colours Really Show "The Magic Of The Mica" Within "The Pixie Powders" You Then Took The Outside
Die From "The Cascading Butterflies" Sue, You Placed This Diagonally On Your "Pixie Powdered Background"
Once Cut, As You Mentioned They Don't Really Look A Lot Like Butterflies, But This Is Where You Add Your
Magic Touch, Sue, You Placed Acetate To The Back Of Your Background Then Added "Mounting Foam"
You Added This To A Piece Of Embossed Card That You Had Embossed Using
"The Butterfly Dreams Embossing Folder" So You Could See The Embossing Through The Apertures.
Sue, Then You Took A Piece Of "Coconut White Card" You Took Both Parts Of "The Cascading Butterflies Die"
This Created A "Coconut White" Outline, (Making Those Butterflies Come To Life) Plus A Selection Of Butterflies
This Is Where You Attached Your "Coconut White" Outline Back Into The Cut Out Aperture Of "Butterflies"
Placing Perfectly Onto The Acetate.
Sue, You Stamped Your Sentiment "You Make My Heart Flutter" You Cut This Out With "The Stunning Centre
Die From The Tahiti Die Set" On Using Both Dies When Cutting Out Your Outline You Also Had A Selection Of
"Tremendous Butterflies" You Placed A Few "Butterflies" Here & There Only Glueing Down The Centre Part Of
The Body Giving "The Butterfly's" The Look Of Movement Adding "Pearls Down The Centre Of The Bodies Of
"The Butterflies" AddingThis To Your Famous Signature Piercing Plus A "Coconut White" Mat.
We Have A First Class Superb, Striking, Rich, Opulent Card.
Thank You For Sharing Today's Extremely Exquisite Card Plus The Tremendous Video Tutorial
You Inspire Me Each & Everyday I Can't Tell You How Much I Appreciate That.
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin & Heather
Sue Lots Of Love & Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Congratulations To "Sarah Wrightson" For "Winning Wednesday's Luxurious Gift Card" Enjoy.......


CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Crafty Cruiser said...

So effective - really lovely card.
Doreen R

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Wow!! I thought pixie powders were lovely on white but they are fabulous on black!!!
Great card
Congratulations. Sarah

Hugs
Muriel x

TDQ Karen said...

Great card, still learning about pixie powders but i love the effect x
Congratulations to the lucky winner xx

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue and great video. Pixie powders look wonderful on black card too
Congratulations to Sarah
Marion S x

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafters.

Oooooh I do love ur butterflies! Love the background too. In fact what's not to love about the whole card it's georgeous xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I can't tell you how much I love your cascading butterflies especially with the pixie powders background, this die makes a beautiful card yet really quick and simple, everyone should have it. Congratulations to Sarah on winning your beautiful Wednesday card.

Myra, Saba, Laine and Pam thank you and anyone else I've missed for your good wishes for Sarah, she is a very brave wee girl and faces everything with a smile

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the Cascading Butterflies. At first I thought the card was too dark for me but after watching the video I saw that I was wrong and am happy to say that I love it.

Sarah - Congratulations on being this week's Wednesday Winner, you have been gifted a beautiful card.
Dragonsnap - oh poor baby Lola but it was almost inevitable. I hope everyone recovers quickly.
Pam - glad the twin/granny sitting is going well.

Frances

barbara macaskill said...

Absolutely stunning! So glad you are my first stop every morning! I start my day out on a beautiful journey thanks to you! TFS,!

Suzzette Yandle said...

This butterfly card is so pretty using with the pixie powder explosion on black card. Thanks for the great video. I really like the visual teaching.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is lovely- those pixie powders really do make a statement
Beverley W

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue and a great design
Gr Karin

sued99 said...

Great card. Love the background. X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card - love everything about it! Never used Pixie Powders on black but they look fabulous. Mine never seem to come out like yours! However, I'm going to give this a try. Congratulations to Sarah. Love to all, Alison xxx

Anonymous said...

A pretty card with the cascading butterflies, Sue, love the pixie'd background but still don't think I'll venture into that world - how you doing with them now, Tracy?
Thanks as ever for the video.
Pam, glad the twin sitting, twiddlemuffs etc going well - sounds as though you're having a little granny pampering? Echoing again.
Elaine, I too had a wee explosion of mirth re the tackle comment but didn't mention it as the last thing to do is to encourage Laine!! PP we need you up to speed.
Always enjoy the mad comments, thanka for the smiles - inc Carmen, Donita, Saba and her ropes, Myra, Maria etc. Missing Maureen and Norah.
To those interested, Cloud sailed through his op + a little attention to teeth and war wounds. He lets me smooth him now and is a sucker for As Good As It Looks. Mr P, as always, prepared for the inevitable. He's a gem. At the vet's today (one follow up, one blood test) it was Puppy Time - baby Labs, Charlie a Westie babe, a corgi x min choc poodle and a Yorkie x poodle. Think maybe too many -oodles being bred, but so so cute. Hate being dogless, but usually a good 'fix' to be had at the vet's.
Well done to Sarah on the card win.
Happy sunny weekend, everyone, don't get time-lagged tomorrow!

'P' in Wales

Eunice said...

AMAZING what a beautiful card, I have to get on and try those pixie powers!!!!!!

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

A lively swarm of fluttering butterflies this morning. The pixie powders on black really does povide for a dramatic background.

Congratulations to Sarah.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Beverly

Suemac said...

A pretty card

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. Haven't tried the pixie powders on black but must remedy that very soon. Love the Cascading Butterlies. So pleased I have this die. I cannot resist butterflies. Thank you for sharing this. Lovely day here. Echoing Pam again.

Megan's Crafty Room said...

Once again Sue a truly delightful card. I really don't know where you get your ideas from, you are very inspirational.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely card very pretty I do love butterflies.

Congrats to card winner

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Fab card. Doncaster tomorrow and may well succumb to this die

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I love this card! I love the cascading butterflies and the outline piece is such a great finishing touch but then you knew it would be!! I love the Pixie Powders and love playing with them. I don't know if I'm doing something very wrong or not but I tape my card to my protective paper with removable tape. It stops the card curling up when wet. I then leave it there to dry. It works for me anyway! A small fine mister is best too. You can see I have learned the hard way!! I too love butterflies and this set is gorgeous! Thanks Sue for a beautiful card and helpful video.
Congratulations Sarah - you will love your card!
Pam - I'm so pleased you are being well looked after! It's all the chat with the grandchildren I enjoy too!
It's quiet here today - my voice has gone! Grandchildren and parents who called thought my squeak was very funny! Once they knew I was ok!! It's been a glorious day. I hope it's lovely where Andrew and Helen are , Elaine!
Poor little Lola! Hopefully she won't get chicken pox badly.
Pat L - Sarah is a real Star and must be such a blessing to her parents.
Laine - they are getting at you! Saba didn't help at all! Mind you that's nothing new! Please don't be upset! PP - will be back soon to upset you properly! Lol!
Love to all, Myra xx

liz spooner said...

Love this card Sue.xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is so beautiful, i love those cascading butterflies and the stunning background.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow looks like a picture

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the butterflies amazing.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I haven't been brave enough yet to try the pixie powders but you make it seem easy. I am sorry I haven't been commenting every day but my big brother has been diagnosed with lung cancer and is having to go through a barrage of tests so going with him and helping my mum who is 90 leaves me very little time. Hugs to everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for the demo. I love the pixie powders on the black card. The Cascading Butterflies
is such a clever idea and so versatile.
Véronique L

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I love this card the cascading butterfly die is lovely & the pixie powders so good on black I'll have to try that
Congratulations to the winner
Hillary I hope u our partner gets some relief soon
Dragons nap sorry poor little Lol a has chickenpox I hope it's not too severe & hope all the children recover from it soon
I'm spending the weekend with my daughter & grandchildren so have had a fun but busy day!
Sending good wishes to all

DeCor said...

Love what you did with the pixie powders on black. Congrats to Sarah.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card sue x the butterfly die is beautiful and the pixies look fantastic x
Take care everyone x
Congratulations Sarah x
Theresa w xxx

Fiki said...

gorgeous card!

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Lovely card but have not managed to watch video yet. Wouldn't play for me this morning and no time since so will in morning,
Hope baby Lola isn't too ill with the chickenpox, horrible illness. Hilary hope husband improves soon and Crewe Trish, sorry to read about your brother, Good wishes to everyone. Xx

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
What an amazing video, thank you so very much for all your helpful tips about the pixie powders, you looked like you were having such fun tapping away and being a mad scientist ( I'm married to one by the way!). I'm also totally addicted to pixie powders but wouldn't have believed what stunning effects you can get using them on black card. I know what I'm doing tomorrow! Love your cascading butterflies. Fabulous card Sue, Thank you. Ps every time you just throw the waste bits under your craft table it makes me giggle!

Congratulations Sarah, enjoy your card.
Tressa I'm with you, my pearls ping off all over the place if I try Sue's scissor method. Don't know how she does it!
Pat L, Sarah is a brave little star.
"P" I do hope Cloud gets to stay. I agree those "Oodles are everywhere, but gorgeous, as are the Poos. Saw a Cockerpoo the other day and it melted my heart.
Hilary hope things soon get better for you and Hubby.
Crewe Trish I am so very very sorry, sending you a big hug.
Elaine the "tackle" had me spluttering too.
Myra, its time you stopped stirring it, Laine knows I love her really so don't say any more. Ha ha , you can't, you've lost your voice, yipeee.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

It is a beautiful card ... I love the Cascading Butterflies die. The outline piece is a great finishing touch. When I watch the video I realized that the butterflies have different design which is great. I think that the background is a little bit too dark compare with those delicate white butterflies. However you have left some butterflies from the pixie powders background so you can make another card with dark butterflies on a white embossed background.
Thank you so much for all your helpful tips about the pixie powders if I will ever want to try this technique.

Congratulations Sarah, enjoy your card!

Pam – Glad you enjoy your weekend.
Dragonsnap2 – Poor baby Lola! I hope she’s the last in line. Sending her warm wishes for a speedy recovery.
Hillary - I hope your partner will get better soon.
‘P’in Wales- You have a big heart but Mr.P’s is even bigger I think. Hope Cloud will recover nicely (I really like his name).
Myra – You are helping a lot:) I think Saba needs some attention?!
Crew Trish – I am so sorry for your brother. You have a lot on your plate right now. Wishing you to have the strength to get thru all this.

Hugs for everyone,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest and the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card- will watch the video at a more civilised hour! x
Very brief tonight/this morning. Been at a Golden Wedding do x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely card. I have used this die set a lot it's so versatile
Denise x

Sandy H said...

Fabulous card. I have lots of butterfly dies and the Cascading Butterflies die has to be the best in my collection. So pleased you've made a video of this card, it might be the push I need to open the pixie powders and try them out.
Congratulations to Sarah on your card win.
Take care everyone.

Maria Illsley said...

This die is gorgeous and a great card to showcase them xx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue
This is a stunning and beautiful card, thank you so much for sharing and for your video x x x

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Also, congrats to Sarah on your win. Enjoy 😊

ethansnanna said...



Missed this yesterday, what a gorgeous card,





Doreen x

Denise Bryant said...

Love the butterflies!

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous card, the pixie powders are wonderful on black card.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

This card is absolutely lovely. I love butterflies of any kind, but those butterflies on your card together with the pixie powders in the background, they are a delight.

Love Dorothy
of Baldock

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for this lovely video. This card is absolutely gorgeous!