Thursday, 30 March 2017

Treasured Friend

Hi crafters!  Another one using the Cascading Butterfly die set today!  You have seen how pretty it looks with Pixie Powders, but I think it is just as stunning done in a simple blush, white and black combo.  I started by cutting an aperture in blush card using the Cascading Butterfly die set. I added a piece of acetate across the back, then added mounting foam to raise it for dimension.  I embossed a piece of white card with the Butterfly Dreams and added it behind the aperture.  I cut the Cascading Butterfly die again but this time in black and I used just the outline shape and added it over the aperture to define the shapes.  I stamped my sentiment and cut a frame from the Cape Verde die set to go over it and added it in the upper corner of the card.  I made three black flowers using the Chrysanthemum die set and accented them with Spring Foliage in white.  I completed the card with white, black and blush mats. The finished dimensions are 6" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now,  Sue x

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Pam said...

Stunning card Sue, lovely. The sentiment is for you.
I peeked at your new collection, another stunning set if dies and stamps, I think I'm going to join the beans apron toast queue too.
Elaine, sad news about Helens Mum but at least she is pain free and peaceful which is a blessing. You are all such a strong family unit and support each other, my thoughts are with you all. I hope Andrews injections do the trick.
Myra, I enjoy the banter and didn't take offence but if you had gone for the old dowager it may have been different lol, and would love To meet you too, sounds fun, where do you live, I'm Hartlepool.
Lori, hope that awful rain has stopped and not heading fir the biblical 40 days and 40 nights.
P hope your u
Hubby is sleeping better too.
Crewe Trish, I'm sure your daughter will have a great time.
Just to let you all know I'm away from today to Monday for my birthday, not sure if I will be able to comment or if so when but I will catch you all when I can, take care everyone.
Hugs to all, especially our poorly, missing and anxious friends, big hugs to all caring for sick family.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, love the chrysanthemums

Barbara V said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this is another stunning card.
Your new collection of dies and stamps are beautiful.
I have seen some must haves.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really stunning card, love the Butterfly die, everything just works so well together. Have a great day. Bx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card and I love the chrysanthemums.
Nancyd xnx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. This is what you are to hundreds of admirers - maybe not to our bank managers but what the heck ! Talking of bank accounts, I feel mine may need resucitating after viewing your new collection, and a new collection of silk glitters will be on standby ☺
Today's card is beautiful and I'm hoping this beautiful butterfly die will be fluttering its way to my door soon. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to your collection and the samples you are busy making up, I for see our Sue doing yet another happy dance at launch lol.
In the meantime I'm sending my usual hug to you and hope you have a lovely day xxx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card today and looking forward to future launches. x

Craftynetty said...

This is one of my favourite dies and a lovely colour combination. I too have seen your new dies and they look fabulous. You really are a talented lady and my wish list will never end, as I seem to want everything! Thank you Sue.

Chris said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card, more inspiration for my cascading butterflies. I've been away on holiday and I'm still trying to catch up. Love the new products.
Chris xx

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx love anything with butterflies and this is beautiful xx love Kim D

Owlish said...

Hi sue I absolutely love butterflies and ur cards is definitely a treasure in it self gorgeous

Dolly Daydream said...

Morning Sue,
Thank you for another fabulous card today. That Chrysanthemum die is stunning. I too looked at your new die release and my shopping list is getting longer by the day. I really enjoyed John's shows yesterday, he is such a good demonstrator, just like yourself, thanks again.
Hugs xx
Dawn Searle

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Gorgeous card. The chrysanthemum die has become my favourite it looks beautiful in any colour.Waiting to see your new collection.
Jan x

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

Great inspiration Sue. I'm looking forward to see what you have created with your new die release xxx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Love the butterflies flowers and leaves.

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
WOW! What a striking card! The black really makes the design 'pop'- stunning! X

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful butterfly card today, I must admit I don't have the die, so will rectify that as soon as I can. I have seen the new collection, wow Sue how I wish I could afford everyone of them, so looking forward to seeing your samples etc.

Pam have a wonderful birthday and your little holiday, you will be missed for those few days.

Elaine, hope Andrews treatment went well, sorry hear about Helen's Mum, as Pam said you are a very strong family unit and are always there for each other.

i also reiterate everything that Pam has said today.

Yes John did you proud on Hochanda Sue, so entertaining and the tips and techniques were in abundance, am looking forward to seeing you back on our screens soon.

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

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous card Sue, love butterflies.
Annette x

JAO said...

Fab card Sue.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue, Stunning card this morning. The butterflies and and chrysanthemum flowers are so beautiful . Your cards are always stunning and you have a great eye for colour. .... Wendy

Unknown said...

Lovely card! Debra x

TDQ Karen said...

I do like the strong black butterflies and chrysanthemums, great card xx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the butterflies they are so pretty the flowers are beautiful too. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely.


Chris Curry said...

A very striking and beautiful card Sue. The chrysanthemums dies are some of what I bought this last weekend, not used yet hopefully this weekend. Thank you, have a nice day. Xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another gorgeous card featuring these wonderful butterflies. I love this die! The chrysanthemums are lovely as well. Like the look of the blush with the black as well which I know is unusual for me!!! Love and hugs to you all, Alison xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue another gorgeous card today i do love those butterflys and the Chrysanthemums are to die for.Take care
Catherine xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue.
Lovely card. The chrysanthemums are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Karen Drew said...

Gorgeous card. I really love the chrysanthemums
Karen xx

ahappycrafter50 said...

Striking black chrysanthemums- love them.
A pretty card.

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue
Wow Wow Wow what a stunning card a real eye catcher Sue, have these dies on my wish list and then I saw the new release dies coming out and I wont them all as there stunning, you are such a talented Inspirational lady to us, and I love watching John on Hochanda he is so talented and entertaining with all his tips and ideas too.

Well Im back to the doctors again today, I cant wait to feel well again.

Pat hope you have a lovely break and birthday.

Love and hugs to all and also healing hugs to all that is poorly and need them

Unknown said...

A stunning card suelove this one and the flowers are awsum thank you my treasured friend
Love June horrocks xxxxxxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card ,i do like the black outline on the butterflies and the flowers are beautiful .
I have sneaked pass and not looked at your new collection Sue , { i love surprises i do } but i do eagerly await the big day, Eee lass we have so much to look forward to.

.Pam have a wonderful Birthday and enjoy your time away.

Saba, Andrew always greets you with a Ey up and even starts it on an text message ,apparently i have been told i am always saying Eee Lass ,,,,,,

Nanny Jo The afternoon you had sounds wonderful and so rewarding .

Dragonsnap ,I am a big believer in Feng Shui , hang some crystals in the windows or put on the window sill { Soak them in salted water first for about half an hour , rock salt is the best if you have some then let them dry naturally } and open the windows to get the chi circulating around the room . if it does no good it can't do any harm ., give it a go.

Patricia, April is nearly upon us , are you packed and ready ? thank you for the hug sending you one too. x

Helens Mum is still under sedation ,and no change in her condition at all at the moment.

Sending big hugs to all .
Elaine H X

marg said...

Hello Sue
Beautiful card, love the Butterflies.
Another release to swoon over and write a list, so many to choose from!
Love Marg

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, beautiful Card, and a great die, one of my favourites.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue lovely card. I use the cascading butterflies die all the time
Denise x

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue, love it.
I've seen your new collection and all are gorgeous. Going to be a difficult decision to decide on which to purchase first. Looking forward to seeing your samples.
Marion S x

Unknown said...

Morning, lovely. Thank you for sharing all your cards with us. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a very striking card and I love the black chrysanthemums. Just seen some pictures of your new release dies and they look brilliant. Can't wait to see your new designs being used. Sending best wishes

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, another beautiful card this morning and that flower is very striking. Well Im staying indoor today as its rather wet outside. hugs Shirleyxxx

SassySaz said...

Morning Sue, a stunning card - love it xx

Scottydog said...

A very striking card this morning with the black making the whole design pop. As others have said some interesting additions with your new dies. You are trying to make us all bankrupt Sue!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love this die, fabulous card

SueJ said...

A really striking card Sue, the black and blush look good together.
Just seen a preview of your new collection, must hide my bank card lol x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A very pretty card. I have seen a sneaky peak at the new release, I think you have another winner..

Love Rosemarie X X

Annie Stamps said...

Love the cascading butterflies Sue. Great colour combination. The flowers steal the show for me, they're stunning.

Annie P

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and Avid Followers,

Now that we've been tantalized, I don't see how we can wait almost two weeks before we get new and delicious samples to view.
If anyone is wondering how everyone knows where to get the sneak peak, I won't say, but I'll hint. There's a link on the Particraft home page to this retailer, then look under Recently Added Products.
i would be beside myself trying to find out if I hadn't vaguely remembered from last time, tried it and found it.
It will be interesting to see how persuasive the new samples and videos will be. I've made a list of my love-at-first-sights to order, but I'm sure I'll have to put in a couple of mopping-up orders after the samples do their work.
Happy Birthday to Pam!
Now, who's going to be our Dries Clear Glue while she's out celebrating? We need a Cosmic Second to do the morning recap for us when our beloved Pam's away.
Sue, you've done it again! Congratulations on another string of successes!
Isn't this exciting, Fellow Followers?


Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, it's not a style of card I would have made but looking at yours I have changed my mind. I would never have made the chrysanthemum's in black but it makes the card pop. Yvonne xx

Stella Munn said...

This is so lovely. Love the Cascading Butterfly die. Must now stop putting it off & order the Cape Verde!!!! X

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Such a classy & beautiful card Sue, thank you for sharing x x x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card,the butterflies look stunning & the chrysanthemum really set the design off fantastically,lovely.
Looking forward to the new dies !!! excited.
Happy birthday Pam
Best wishes
Karen M

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very Beautiful. love Jean Z xxxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Just love that Cascading Butterflies die and you're right, it does look very different to the Pixied sample you showed us last week and the Chrysanthemums are fabulous cut out of black card...


granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I think these butterflies are really clever and I love the finishing touch of the Chrysanthemum. SueL x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, I love how the black outline accentuates the butterflies.
Thank you for another brilliant idea.
Pam have a lovely holiday, and a happy birthday when it comes.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Anne said...

I've said before that the Butterflies were my favourite from the last release, Sue. Another lovely card using it.
I'm another who's had a sneak peak at the next release - there are some real beauties in there and I can't wait to see what you make with them.

Anne (Northampton)

ethansnanna said...

How lovely to see the same card different; if you
see what I mean!!!!

Doreen x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
This die set was the first I purchased for the last release, such a gorgeous set. I have used them loads. Love your card using the acetate will be trying this out.

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

A beauty of a card today and the perfect sentiment to go with it!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Your cascading butterflies are beautiful.

Beryl said...

Lovely card Sue.

Diane Green said...

Good morning Sue
What a beauty this morning, the chrysanthemums (thank heavens for spell check!) are gorgeous in the black alongside the blush card. I'm now the proud owner of this die so I can have a play. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam I'm echoing you again today. I hope you gave a fabulous holiday and happy birthday in advance. We will miss you xxx
Elaine I can hear your lovely Yorkshire tones in my head as I read your post now, it's lovely. I do the same with Maureen and her accent and her lovely husband always calls me pet, such a lovely couple. Sending you all hugs today xxx

hettygarlick said...

A very pretty card. I'm so glad that blush card is available again. It's such a lovely colour.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love the design of this card and even like the black chrysanthemums but I'm not struck by the black butterfly outline, it is too strong for me. If I were to try this I would have to choose a different colour combination. I know I will be in the minority on this one but hey ho, we can't all like the same things.

Pam - I hope you have a lovely holiday and wish you a very Happy Birthday for Saturday.


Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another lovely post and just have missed the chrysanthemums but will be on the wish list now. Particularly effective in black...Seen the sneak peek of the April launch and can't wait....

Crafty Cruiser said...

Another lovely card today
Doreen R

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful butterfly card. Everything just looks gorgeous and i love the chrysanthemum flowers. Cant wait to see what you have made with your new collection. Just need to find some money for the must haves that i have seen but i am sure that my list will grow once i have seen what you can do with them LOL.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card, I love this butterfly die, will have to have it, soon!,

Unknown said...

Such a wonderful card, butterflies are always my favourite.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I love your cascading butterflies, think I've said this before, but I've always used pixie powders behind them so I will now try it with the embossed backing for a different look. Love the card and sending the sentiment back to you. I have peaked at the new release and have a favourite that I must preorder but can't wait to see all your samples, we're in for a treat
Pam sending you happy birthday wishes and have a lovely long weekend away

Love and hugs to everyone

Unknown said...

Hi sue

Great card. I just think ur butterfly dies are fantastic xx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card and dies used! Love your new collection!
Hugs x
Heather T

Nana on the Hill said...

Lovely card Sue, the black edging around the butterflies, stunning!

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Well My Lovely Dear Friend, I've Just Checked Out Your Extremely Exquisite, New Cutting Dies Plus Stamps
Boy!! I'm In Love With All Of Them, I'm In Total "Awe" Of You, You Are One "Extremely Talented Lady"
You've Surpassed Yourself Once Again Sue, I Give Your "New Collection Thumbs 👍Up" Plus A Huge
"WOW" All The Range Ticks All The Right Boxes "Thank You For This Splendid New Collection"
I've Got To Have "The Stained Glass Collection" (Using With Different Coloured Glitters)
"The Indonesian Background" Plus Of Course "The Samantha Die" Are At Present At The Top Of My
Huge List...
Today's Awesome Card:- Sue, The Sentiment I'm Sending Right Back To You
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Coconut White/Blush/Black Foundation Card" "Acetate"
"Mounting Foam"
Stars In Today's Card:-
"Cascading Butterflies Die Set"
"Butterfly Dreams Embossing Folder"
"Cape Verde Die Set"
"Chrysanthemum Die Set"
"Spring Foliage Die Set"
"You Are A Treasured Friend"
Today's Awesome Card:-
Sue, You Started By Taking A Piece Of "The Scrumptious Blush Card" You Had Cut to Size
You Then Took "The Cascading Butterfly Die Set" To Cut Out An Aperture,
Then You Added A Piece Of "Acetate" To The Back Then Added "Mounting Foam" For Dimension,
You Then Took A Piece Of "White Card" Embossed It Using "The Butterfly Dreams Embossing Folder"
Sue, You Placed Your "Cascading Butterfly Aperture Cut Out" Onto The Top Of Your "Embossed Butterflies"
So You Could See The Embossing Through "The Acetate" Just Outstanding.
Sue, You Then Cut Out "The Cascading Butterfly Die Set" Once Again This Time Using "Black Card"
So You Could Use Just The Outline Shape, Then Added It To The Apertures To Define The Shapes.
(As You've Shown Us In A Previous Video Tutorial When You Used The Pixie Powder Background)
You Stamped Your Sentiment "You Are A Treasured Friend" (As You Are) You Cut This Out With
The Frame From "The Outstanding Cape Verde Die Set" In "Black Card" Then Placed In The Upper
Corner Of Your "Tremendous Card" Then You Made Three "Stupendous Black Flowers" Using
"The Exquisite Chrysanthemum Die Set" Placing "Pearls" Within The Centre, Plus You Also
Accented Your "Luxurious Flowers" With "The Spring Foliage" Cut From "White Card"
Completed Card With Your Famous Signature Piercing, Plus Coconut White/Blush/Black Mat/Layering
Sue, Thank You For Today's Card, "Inspiration" Thank You For The Ingenious New Cutting Dies Plus Stamps
I'm In Total "Awe" With Whatever You Do, You Always Seem To Think Your Next Release Will
Become More Difficult But "NO WAY" You're Onto Another Winner Yet Again.
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Plus Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Absolutely gorgeous,! The Cascade of 🦋 🦋 🦋 is divine! Add the beautiful black 🌹 🌺 🌺 and you have a delightful card that is sure to bring happiness to the recipient! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Beautiful card with the gorgeous Butterfly die!
Lesley S x

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card i love the colour combination you've used love the butterflies

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A really lovely card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
This is a truly lovely card. I love this Die set and the little thin edge makes all the difference in the world! I love the black and white it makes the butterflies really pop! The Chrysanthemum Die is beautiful also and cuts so well. As someone has already said it looks great in any colour. John used it a lot too. He was very good but he always is! Thank you once again!
Pam - I'm in a village in Lancashire so not that near you - but - maybe one day! Have a lovely few days away and a Happy Birthday for Saturday. I'd offer to stand in for you but I only ever see 6am when we have an early Flight somewhere!! I can hear some friends choking at the mere thought of it!!
Laine - you would be fine in the Diplomatic corps - as you say the tact and diplomacy however has me a tad worried! You told Saba yesterday to bring a sock to stuff in my mouth! Trust me - don't give her ideas like that!!! Lol! However , I would like to think of both as my friends! I said a while back that I needed to get out more!!
Carmen - Regrets I've had a few! Isn't that a song!
Think I'd better go.
Firstly though I'll echo Pam and I really do think of all those who are poorly or hospital visiting or caring for others.
Love to all, Myra xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

An awesome card design today. I am really fond of the Spring Foliage die cuts. This leaf spray is a great size for my designs.

karenlotty said...

Lovely card The Cascading Butterflies are so pretty

ursula said...

Brilliant card, one to try out as I have just recd my die in the this cascading butterfly, so many ideas in my head for it....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

sandieann21 said...

Bought this die at Doncaster at the weekend. This is a great way of using it, but I also loved it with the pixie powders

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Really pretty card today sue x the butterflies are beautiful and love the colours x John showed your dies off perfectly on his shows x having an arguement with myself at the moment as to whether I should have a sneak peek or wait until your exciting showcase ?
Pam have a fantastic birthday x hope your going somewhere nice x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Sue MacFall said...

How beautiful is this ! Love the colours and the layout.

sued99 said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love how you've put embossed card behind the butterflies.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card, those black flowers just pop!!
Rosemary xx

Denise Bryant said...

Love those butterflies! Pretty card!

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Loving today's card, I have the Butterfly dies, use it lots. I was actually using my die this afternoon to make a card.
John did you proud with great shows, fantastic cards and very useful hints & tips.
I will be joining some of the other Willsonettes eating Beans on Toast by candle light!! I have to admit I have ordered from your New Collection. Well it be rude not to there are some brilliant Dies to choose from.
I am not spending my money saved for April that's well squirrelled away safe.
Eliane you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Pam have a wonderful Birthday and fantastic holiday.
I for one and I am sure lots of others will miss your daily Summary, but we can't deny you your holiday.
Have a good rest of the day everyone.
Patricia xxx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card love everything on this card and the bonus is i have all the products you have used on it! yippee. Thanks Helen xxx

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card with the cascading butterflies but not so keen on the
black flowers, sorry. Recorded John so will have a nice afternoon catching
up just going to make myself a coffee first. Hope to see you on the
screen soon again.

Pam- have a lovely time away and a very Happy Birthday x
Elaine- hope Andrew will be able to continue his journey, so sorry
though to hear about Helen's mum. Hugs to you all x
Laine and Pp- hope you had a good catch up and kept the claws in :)x
Lorraine- hope you are getting better and we see you soon again x
Deb C, Tina, Nannatina, Wheelybad and to anyone else missing, hope
you are alright. Sending hugs to you all,
Maria x

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, i LOVE this card!! It's just beautiful!! Jo xx

Narrowboat girl said...

A beautiful card Sue. The chrysanthemums are definately on my wish list. I enjoyed watching John on Hochanda last night on catch up, he showed your dies off to their full potential

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue and I also have this die. Think it is a must have. Always love butterflies. Can never get enough. John showed off your dies to perfection. He is very good. Thank you. Looking forward to the new release but am still catching up on the last release.

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

Beautiful Card, love how you have made these gorgeous butterflies look so dramatic.
Hope you will have this card on display at AP I would love to see it for real !!!!!!!! xx

Looking forward to see your new release dies, wondering what you are going to amaze us with this time.

Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Unknown said...

Great card


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue
Gr Karin

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty :)

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card. I gave into temptation and looked at your new collection, they are stunning and I can't wait for the launch.
Pam, have a wonderful time away. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

liz spooner said...

This die is so pretty Sue.xx

Berina RGA said...

This is a beautiful card, Sue!! Love the butterfly die!

Anonymous said...

Well, Sue, don't know where my early morning comment has disappeared to - just as well checked back tonight. Love the card, you must be coming to the end of your blush hoard now - especially liking the black flowers.
Pam - a very happy Birthday - enjoy your break, don't know what we're going to do without you to summarise the 'goings on'! Echoing your comments again.
Had a sneak peek at the new releases, Sue, think maybe some paper piercing might be in the offing?? One in particular is a must-have - won't name names - yet!
Hugs to all.

'P' in Wales

Jaye said...

Gorgeous card, I really do love those chrysanthemums: so effective.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Love this card. So elegant x
I am already in bed. I have been trying to get organised for going away and the almost headless chicken like activity is catching up with me. Fatigue is desperately trying to get hold of me so going to make this a very quick comment rather than not comment at all x
Lots of love
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

DeCor said...

I can only say ditto to what so many have said already. This butterly card is beautiful and the chrysanthemums. ....what can I say, they are stunning. A real must have.

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

A fantastic card sample featuring one of my most favourite die sets at the moment....i never tire of this card layout, the butterflies are simply gorgeous, i particularly like the black outline against the soft blush card. The black Chrysanthemums against the blush is equally breathtaking, so glad that I have all of these dies...just need to invest in the Butterfly Dreams EF now! I will most definitely be attempting my own interpretation of this wonderful card so thanks Sue for achieving the impossible and sparking my long lost creativity:-)
I've had a fairly busy day today, highlight being a trip to Dobbies for a coffee with a friend...yes, i do have some despite what others may believe!......i picked up a Yankee Candle large jar candle at a bargain price, it was one of the gorgeous Christmas scents that fill my bedroom with the sweet smells of baking and spices, Mums "indulgence" came in the form of a large plastic rectangular container to soak your oven trays in and a few pairs of rubber gloves....boy, she sure knows how to live!:-)
Having a quiet night watching the soaps now with my candle burning to my side, feeling quite tired so have to rest up for my busy day tomorrow when i get another Caci dog poo involved in the process Saba despite your aspersions to the contrary:-)
Pam, oh you will be missed my dear, i would have suggested Myra as a suitable replacement but we all know of her reputation as a late riser....she needs a lot of beauty sleep so Maureen has hinted!:-) We will struggle on in your absence happy in the knowledge that you are getting a well deserved break away from it all, Happy Birthday when it arrives, enjoy yourself!
Saba, i think that it would be wise to use your fishermans knots when disabling Myra because she can be a slippery customer at times...the sock is to be utilised as a gag if and when required:-)
Myra, thanks for acknowledging my diplomatic skills, they have been very handy when dealing with tricky individuals such as Yvonne, tact and empathy have been vital during our meetings, if only everyone was as easy to get along with as you and me my love the world would be a far less complex place:-)
Carmen, it has become increasingly apparent that you are completely delusional, far from being green in palour i am actually clear skinned and rosy cheeked thanks to my regular facials, a true English Rose as they say, in actual fact the real Shrek impersonator is you my dear....sad really that you are so envious of my position on the blog as Sue's favourite that you feel the need to turn others against me, give up dear, before you crash and burn spectacularly:-) Does this mean that I won't be getting that invite to stay anytime soon?
Yvonne, how utterly tragic that you haven't had your oh so obvious roots touched up, zero chance of picking up that toyboy on holiday now:-) Nevermind, i bet you're almost as excited as i am now that we have had a sneaky peek of the new release, so excited that i almost lost control of all bodily functions....Tena Lady, we salute you!......I hope for the sake of your already fragile sanity that you have broadband access on the Isle of Wight next week just in case the blogathon
Elaine, thinking of you, Andrew, Helen and her Mum, hope things improve soonxxx
Maria, how are your eyes doing? And your shoulders? Healing hugs honeyxxx
Cuddles to all my blog besties, P, Pat, Frances,Alison,Lynda,Deb C, Tracy, June, Maureen, the Naughty Nine, Theresa, Donita and anyone else i have neglected to mentionxxx

Crafty hugs


Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautifully elegant card, the butterflies always look lovely and those chrysanthemums are such a great flower to use, love the card.
Di B. x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue beautiful card I love the cascading butterfly die sadly I don't have it yet!
Pam I hope you have a lovely holiday and a very happy birthday we will miss you over the next few days
Sending good wishes to all

Tooth Fairy Jo said...

Hello Sue,
The Cascading butterflies die is just lovely especially with its black framed outline. I love the chrysanthemum flowers, maybe not in black but they are a stunning design and they do coordinate with the black outline to give balance to your card. I spent ages today talking to my daughter on the phone and the main topic was your new collection. She's already pre ordered - another convert to the wonderful world of Wilsonettes.

Pam have a lovely holiday and a wonderful birthday, we'll miss you if you can't get in but look forward to hearing all about it when you get back.
Sharon hope all went well at the doctors, here's hoping you feel better soon.
Elaine, Ey up is a funny old thing, so many meanings, a greeting, a warning a surprise, I've tried explaining to my husband that it all depends upon the way it's said. I can't begin to explain to him what Sither means! Thinking of you and your family.
Myra you know I love you to bits, but the sock isn't a bad idea!
Love and hugs to one and all
Saba xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is beautiful, I love how versatile the cascading butterfly die is.
So many possibilities to use behind it.
I really love this card and die.

ang said...

Lovely card I love the flowers angxx

Dragonsnap2 said...

I love butterflies and can't believe that these are still on my shopping list and not on my shelves. Love the card, especially the black outline and the flowers are a perfect finish. Thanks Sue.
Things are improving next door and slowly getting back to normal. Rachel has crystals but has never heard of soaking in saline so will have to try that one.
Pam, enjoy your birthday holiday. We will miss your early comments. They are always so caring and apt.
Short comment today as I had steroid injections in my chest this morning and now the anaesthetic has worn off it's very painful.
Good night all. Stay safe and hugs to all.
D xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue
Its a lovely card, I adore butterflies and I'd like to send sentiment back to you for the cards that cheer me each day, keeping crafty fire burning and to the Wilsonettes who think of me and others each day. Sometimes I read some comments evenif not be up to commenting and it might sound daft but it helps so much. Thank you everyone xxx

Elaine, my thought are with Andrew, especially Helen and her mum at this difficult time, big hugs to you all x

Pam, happy birthday for next week, big hugs x

Hoping Mr's most recent interview (today) was success, it'd be a good bit of news for us. Have been in very bad way, body & head both choosing same time to mess me about! doesn't help having to fight to get help i need. Have joined campaign online for rare conditions to get help from where's best, not from where local CCG say. Pain clinic next week, travel will not do me favours but what they give outweigh extra pain, hoping they will have advice for things feeling so ill and getting right help. Psychologist really helped as can now tell myself it's not my fault and believe it finally, have down days but know it could be worse, I'm annonymous a lot but happy as possible​. Its been impossible to comment as didn't want to bring you all down with me by explanation of my MIA!
Billy doing well. He's getting back to speed merchant he was, dropping a few ounces at a time of the weight he put on. Age and injury does none of us favours! He sends wags and woofs to all his fan club and to all crafty pets with special woof woof to Lynda.

That's about limit of me and screen. extra big hugs to Pam, June, Maria, Myra, Lynda, P, Fluffycat Frances, Bejay, Alison, Nanna Tina, Princess Yvonne Pixie I, Laine, Tracy, Pat L and Sarah, Lorraine F, Theresa W, Marg and Norah... Plus anyone I forgot. I can't promise my next visit but know I think of you all and big hugs to Wilsonettes all over the world.

T x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Lovely card. Love the blush, but sorry not keen on the black chyrsthanemums as they remind me too much of spiders!!!! Irrational I know, but I can't help it. Have been known to wake up and panic that my hair on the pillow is a spider.

Like many, I have seen the sneak peeks of the new die release. They look wonderful, but will be even better once we see them come to life from the designer herself.

Pam, have a wonderful birthday and time away. You will definitely be missed. X

To Diane and Elaine, I too am a Yorkshire lass. You can probably tell from how I often miss out the word ''the' in my posts. I completely understand how ey up has different meanings depending on context. I am guilty of using ' oh eye' a lot, especially If I either agree a lot or if I don't believe what's been said. There are also subtle differences in the phrases and accents from North, South, and West Yorkshire.

Love Helen xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue I love this die & lucky enough to have it.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Hug's for all my friends & everyone xx

Sandy H said...

Beautiful design using the Cascading Butterflies. I'm not keen on the black, but that's easily changed.
Pam have a lovely break and a really Happy Birthday.
Wheely Bad, sorry things haven't been too good lately. Nice to see you here today. Hope Mr.W. gets good news.
Take care everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card! I love the Cascading Butterfly die set that why I ordered it a few days ago.The Chrysanthemum Die is beautiful also but I wouldn’t make black flowers. I am planning what to order from your new collection.

Pam – Happy B-day! Wherever you are whatever you do, be happy! Enjoy this mini vacation!
Myra - Frank Sinatra’s song.
Laine – What friends? You cannot lose what you don’t have, right? You really need that Caci facial ... even I am not sure that it will do any good. The damaged was done long time ago, so don’t blame me ( an innocent person who had the heart to invite you here) for your disappointments. I hope you feel better tomorrow after that facial. Do you smoke ?

Happy Friday everyone,,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest and the only Canadian Wilsonette

Jan.moogie said...

Really into this style of card Sue simply elegant and quietly stunning. hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

My Cascading Butterfly arrived today so I am looking forward to playing. Keep the ideas coming please!

Jan from NSW (Australia)

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card. I love butterflies, so I guess this die will have to go on my list for buying soon.

Thank you Sue for al your inspiration.

Love Dorothy
of Baldock