Thursday, 21 September 2017

Wonderful In Every Way

Hi Bloggers!  Now that the launch is over, it is back to once a day posts, sorry!  I found this pretty uplifting butterfly card for today so I hope that it will fill the bill for you.  I started by creating a Pixie Powder background on a piece of coconut white card.  I used some Midnight Blue, Sun Yellow, and Candy Pink on this one.  I cut a strip and used the Cascading Butterfly die to cut an aperture out of it.  I added mounting foam to raise it and added it on to a larger piece of coconut white card.  I stamped my sentiment in the lower corner.  Next I cut the butterflies out of black card and used the actual butterflies and recessed them into the aperture opening and added pearls to their bodies.  I cut one more butterfly out of some of the leftover pixie powdered card.  I added that one below the sentiment.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4"  x 7" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Back to one post per day and what a stunner Sue., the colours, butterflies and the elegance.
I hope you have been pleased with the success of your latest launch, it must be daunting to launch new things hoping everyone will love them as much as you do, well I worries there. We loved them all. It would be so nice if your blog numbers continued at the rate they have been over the last few days.
Oh dear Saba, not the weather you want for a sailing holiday. Hoping for better weather for you soon.
Laine, as your meds overtaken the infection, wishing you better days.
Elaine, hooe all is well with you and the family.
Rosemary, glad the meds are working, you are doing well.
Daily hugs to all and special thoughts iof all poorly and missing friends

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Love the colours.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card `Sue.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. What a refreshing start to once a day cards this beautiful. Just love the butterflIes I still struggle a little with the pixie powders and I love them but I feel that my efforts are not worthy to show. I hope the launch was a huge success for you Sue. I only know that you have left me so undecided on which ones to buy, I want them all. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, well this card is lovely, the background is superb, and the sentiment describes you and the latest die release. I think we are all in the same predicament, do we get everything or are there some extra special favourites to purchase. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Oh No not just one post today what I am going to do but look forward to Double Day Friday lol. I bet you were worried about your launch it's always daunting when you have a new release but you needn't have worried they have gone down a storm everybody loves them. Todays card is another stunner. The pixie powders are beautiful and have made another gorgeous background piece and who doesn't love butterflies. I am with Pam I just wish your numbers would stay this high all the time as you truly deserve it for all the hard work you do. Please try to leave a little post if you are looking in it doesn't take two minutes. Sorry for the little rant.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love the colours and the elegance of it. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Sue, love butterflies x

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Good morning Sue,

This is one of my favourite dies of yours. I have this cascading butterfly along with some pixie powders. Using them was a new venture for me after seeing you use the pixie powders in the background of the tree die.

The colour choices you have used for the background make it look very striking, especially with the black highlights.

Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I was going to say maybe you can catch your breath now, starting your new launch whilst trying to arrange a flight back to the UK ready for AP, the two day show to quickly prepare for then actually getting through the show whilst being so tired, and continuing with your amazing launch (thank goodness you can schedule your blog) but then I remembered the weekend shows that are up and coming - not using my laptop I don't see the full page so can't see what you have coming up, so maybe snatch a quick breath today ? What a wonderful few days you treated us to and for that alone this sentiment is sent straight back. Thursday, I have to keep reminding myself of the day lol it's only with the help of the Wednesday giveaway that reminds me where we are in the week ! In between remembering to read your daily posts, I've been going mad cutting all the little accessories for the Shadow Boxes, and putting together my cards whilst waiting for the next reveal, and I think today's sample is just amazing, a clean and simple but one that stands out due to the beautiful choice of colours. I have also been pixie powdering this week and using your Art Deco alpha die to use with the shimmering outcome and I'm so pleased with the results now I've got use to using them, the penny eventually dropped as the saying goes ! You must have so much to do so I'll cut the waffle, and send you my thanks along with the love and hugs that I'm sending your way ☺ xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a very pretty card today. I agree with Pam about the resounding success of this launch and hope your blog numbers continue to increase.

Pam I reiterate all you have said, how is the finger doing.

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

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Simply a beautiful card.Butterflies and pixie powders a winning combination.I'm crazy about pixie powders at the moment for my backgrounds never two the same.Thank you for sharing all your wonderful creative ideas.
Jan x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card thank you.
I wish all the people who leave comments occasionally could do it everyday.
Take care and have fun Kitty

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Thank you for the last few days, I really enjoyed it. I love cards that show a plain white area so this card is just right and pixi powders are so gorgeous
Pat x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue
A beautiful card, love butterflies and pixie powders.
Marion S x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a stunner of a card today,The Launch was Amazing Sue every die was gorgeous you are an amazingly talented lady and give us so much inspiration everyday thank you. I love my pixie powders and always playing with them.

I agree with Pam also and wish your numbers stay as high now as they were for the launch as they would get so much inspiration from you and be in an amazing supportive and friendly group of people.

Sending love and healing hugs to all who are poorly and need them

Have a good day all

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the background.

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Followers All Agog!

How clever to have b&w butterflies against a glorious Pixie Powdered background.

Sorry for being slow, but I just noticed on the penultimate card, those configurations framing the octagon were Victoria halves. Wow! Not just clever, but genius.

I agree with Stephanie Cotterill and Crewe Trish that you should take the next two years off and give us time to catch up.

Hello Fellow Particraft Followers! Aren't we a lucky bunch!


Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all . Beautiful card this morning Sue . The butterflies look stunning with the pixie powder back ground. Its always a pleasure to have a peep at your creations in the morning.
Back to work after my hols and I have stinking cold. Crafty hugs and well wishes to all..... Wendy

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
I love your cards with Pixie Powder backgrounds and coupled with the beautiful butterfly die this makes a gorgeous card.x

Jan Jay said...

Good morning Sue, love this card the pixie powders always make a beautiful card. This made me smile, love it. Happy Wednesday 😊 x

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
I love the pixie powders but mine dosen't turn out like yours this card is gorgeous
Catherine V94 xx

Karen M said...

Good morning Sue,
A gorgeous card to get us back to normal! Beautiful colour's & butterflies,
I agree with Donita, we are indeed a lucky bunch, your new die's are all so nice,very hard to choose which ones to buy.
Thank you for the last few days
Best wishes
Karen M

Chris Curry said...

Fabulous card. I love butterflies and pixie powders. The combination is stunning. I think the sentiment suits you Sue. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Netty The Runner said...
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Netty The Runner said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. I must try the pixies.
Annette x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Fab background. I love the new pinwheel floral flowers. I bought those on pre order! Great blogathon as always. Many thanks for showing how the dies look when used the Sue Wilson way!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the composition. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Owlish said...

I think this card is very elegant great colours and lovely butterflies one of my favourite

rosiejt said...

No apologies needed! That's lovely.

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful butterfly card with a gorgeous Pixie powder background.
Thank you again Sue for your amazing inspiration over the last eight days. Looking forward to the shows this weekend. Xx

Suemac said...

Beautiful card.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, such a cute card!!! Butterflies my favourite : )
Where did everyone go???
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Anonymous said...

Good Mirning, Sue
Butterflies and a Pixie Powders are always a lovely combination.
I love the colours you have used on this card.
I am looking forward to seeing you on the TV this weekend!
Lesley S x

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Its so dark today had to put the kitchen light on, Autumn equinox tomorrow, so Winter is on its way....but not yet lol!
Lovely card today I bought some Pixie Powders so I can have a go!
How I wish that the comments were as high on normal days, as they are on the give away days, then you could see how much we enjoy your inspiration Sue!
Love Marg

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. You can never go wrong with butterfly's and this is a lovely card.

Love Rosemarie X X

Jan.moogie said...

Butterflies I love butterflies and this card is gorgeous Sue and shows that pixie dust off a treat. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, the butterflies look stunning against the pixied background.
B xx

SueJ said...

Gorgeous card, love pixie powders.
I bought some more at Ally Pally but not had a play yet.

Anonymous said...

Hi sue - it may be only one card today but it doesn't disappoint. The black butterflies show up so well with the pixie colour background. Sending best wishes to you

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
Well it might be back to one a day but what a beautiful card to restart normality with.
You never cease to amaze me with your talent. Thanks for all you do for us mear crafting hopefuls. Hopeful that one day, I may have just a sprinkling of your ability.
Take care everyone and enjoy your day.
Yvonne. Xxx

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning Sue and everyone.
Well it might be back to one a day but what a beautiful card to restart normality with.
You never cease to amaze me with your talent. Thanks for all you do for us mear crafting hopefuls. Hopeful that one day, I may have just a sprinkling of your ability.
Take care everyone and enjoy your day.
Yvonne. Xxx

Clai01 said...

I love pixie powders, more colours please !!! x

Lyn Cleasby said...

Love what you have done here, Sue. I love working with the pixie powders. Thank you for the inspiration.

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
I say this every time I see your beautiful pixi powder backgrounds
I need to have a go and make some of my own they are so beautiful
Stunning card Sue you never let us down Well your new die launch πŸš€ was a great success I hope you are as pleased as we were to see them all truly gorgeous some of them I need NOW. And others I have put on my Christmas list.
To all the new followers don't just disappear into thin air and return next time Sue has a launch please come and visit this fantastic daily blog and leave a comment
June I'm loving the new pic was not the same not seeing your pic on your profile
Hugs to all that may need one
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

You brighten the day whether it's once or thrice! Spreading your cheer and sharing your inspiration and today's sentiment sums you up - Wonderful in every way!

Thanks again

Krafty Runner x

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card! I love the way you have used the pixie powders and the butterfly die is a delight.
Anne xo

Anne said...

What a lovely card, Sue. Haven't used my pixie powders for a while - in must get them out.

Anne (Northampton)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Absolute beauty

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

What a great combination pixie powders and butterflies this card would please a lot of people me included.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Mavis L said...

Morning Sue. Love the colours of the panel. I love
pixie powders as everyone you do is different
Love the card Mavis L x

Kate's Cards said...

Such a pretty card. xxxx

Scottydog said...

A beautiful card today Sue (as usual), very clean & fresh looking. Butterflies & flowers are my favourite subjects & blue my favourite colour so you have made me the perfect card. I am going to spend part of today going back over all your posts & compiling my list in order of preference. I think it might be rather long & I think there will be some purchases made this weekend after I have watched HOCHANDA.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

a stunning Pixie Powder Background...
Have to look in your videos how it works.

Rolf xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card and choice of colours Sue

TOB said...

Gorgeous card. Lovely background. Hugs xx craftgirl

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue, love the pixie powder background

karenlotty said...

It was a fantastic launch Many of them were favourites and some were my favourite favourites!
Today's card is gorgeous I'm loving CAS cards at the moment

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue what a great few days you must be so happy with your wonderful launch.
Today's card is beautiful pixi powders in the background and vibrant butterfly's love it
Love june horrocks. Xxxxxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, this die set is my favourite of a previous launch, I go to it frequently I love it.
Thanks for the past few days have really enjoyed seeing all the cards and dies.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today with your beautiful butterflies & pixie powder background. Yvonne xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

You really have the knack with mixing Pixie Powder colours together to make beautiful backgrounds - love the selection you've used on this card and who doesn't love butterflies?...

Thank you for the inspiration and temptation you've shown us over the past 8 days - it's been a wonderful ride all the way with so many new favourites to buy and so many new concepts and cards to admire...and most of it done while battling a hurricane and airline flight schedules and then Ally Pally and now a Hochanda weekend - you really are a Wonderwoman!... peeps who only comment during a die launch, please stick around and join the rest of us daily Sue Followers and bring this blog back to the Number 1 spot where it deserves to be....pretty


stitchingranny said...

Love butterflies and love pixies, what more could you want on a card. I recently used Pixies on kraft card and it was stunning too, they looked so different.

Hugs Helen xx

BenteS said...

Great colours on the background.
This butterfly die is gorgeous :))

Glennis said...

This is so pretty, I love the background

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card, the background is so pretty.
Rosemary xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I hope you are now winding down and resting before the weekend shows ,Todays card is a beauty , loving the background and the lovely butterflies .

Crewe Trish, please don't worry about me i am okay.hope you and yours are all well .xx

Pam ,Hope you are doing okay at work and the hand has now healed well.

My eye check was canceled last week and made again for today , my diary seems to be full of appointments for Hospital, Doctors etc tis a pity i am not seventeen again and they were dance dates and day trip dates Ahhh to be young again .But hey ho a girl can dream.

Sending hugs to all especially my besties .
Elaine H X

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card. I love the pixie powder background.
Evis M.

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Sue a beautiful card. I am a butterfly flowers and hearts girl so this card is right up my street.
A wonderful launch Sue you must be so pleased how it and hugs.
I must agree with what others have said. I don't think it is fair on Sue just to comment on launch days.
Love and hugs to you all xxxxxxxxxxx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue with pixie powders you can make this card over and over and two will never be the same. The butterfly cascade is so pretty. Love from Jackie xx

FoxyG Gilly said...

Lovely card. Love the pixie background.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, such a pretty card, I am lucky to have this die and can say that it makes beautiful cards.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card reminds us of lovely Summer cheers us up on a really wet and

miserable day.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, cascading butterflies and pixie powders are a match made in heaven. It's my go to die for a quick card and I love it. Looking forward to all the shows this weekend

Sending love and hugs to everyone

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Beautiful colours on the butterfly panel.

Thank you for all your cards and new dies shown over the last week and a bit.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, you certainly have the knack with pixie powders, who doesn't love butterflies,
I hope you are having a well deserved rest before the weekend, your launch has been brilliant.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Wacki Macky said...

Wonderful butterflies, love the card Sue, it's great and I love the dies,

lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl of Kinver

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, very pretty card and I have loved seeing all the new beautiful dies. love Jean Z xxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, beautiful butterflies and a beautiful card. Love the pixie powdered panel and that you have left white space, many others would have been tempted to fill it but your card is classy. Hope you are managing to catch your breath today before being at the TV studios tomorrow, the Sky box is already set to record.


Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A nice elegant card today. Who doesn't love butterflies? I hope you can have some 'you time' very soon Sue to recharge your batteries.

I agree with everyone else on the blog. It has been a wonderful die launch and you should be very pleased and very proud. There are now thousands of people all over Britain, America and around the world trying to decide which dies to buy first.....decisions, decisions. You bring a lot of happiness Sue, so thank you once again. Now, where's my list?.........

Love Helen xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this is another lovely card made with my favourite flutterby dies. I love the clean and simple design, too as well as your ornate and very sumptuous cards. Some of my friends appreciate the simple design (as they recently told me when I asked them....)

And pixie powders are truly FABULOUS, but your choice of colours is always beautiful. And I even like any combination I do albeit I get a bit overenthusiastic with the water! LOL

Hugs, Rose

craftynanna said...

Beautiful card Sue the colours are lovely, love Johanna

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your butterflies!

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
What a gorgeous card, everything I like really, butterflies, and Pixie Powders - WOW!
Love and hugs Brenda xxx

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue a beautiful card. Loving the pixie powder background xx

Sue MacFall said...

Thank you for this pretty card - the white with the pixie powders is brilliant.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card the butterflies are so pretty and I love the pixie powder background you have created. Take care. Hugs Jackie

ursula said...

I love butterflies and this die comes out quite often for me, as you can recess the butterflies as you say, a beautiful card, beautiful pixie powder background to go with it....thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

Sandra Kent said...

A beautiful card, love the pixy powder colours you have chosen to set off the butterflies. I use the pixxy powders a lot myself. My favourite method is the shaving foam technic, the finished card always smells so good. Have a good weekend everyone. Kind regards Sandra.

CraftyJo said...

It's lovely :)

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
lovely card. the butterflies really stand out

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card sue. Beautiful colours. Laura O Springfield

Pawprintx4 said...

Lovely. Butterflies and Pixie Powders, a winning combination.
Stephanie K

sandy acland said...

Love this card, I am not a big butterfly fan, but they stand out brilliantly on this card.

Sandy (tort)

Vie Carter said...

Very pretty card and lovely colours


jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love this die sett i used it to make two pictures for my bedroom it is such a lovely die


Suzzette Yandle said...

Awesome butterfly card design. I love working with pixie powders. When I "play" with these powders, I always forget to wear gloves and then my hands and under my nails are multicolored! I think I could submit my hands for a juried art show!!!!

Nana on the Hill said...

Gorgeous card Sue, really calm. Pixie powders & butterflies, perfect combination x

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Isn't it quiet around here today?!!! I'm sure it's not quiet where you are though. Shows to be prepped and so much to be packed! It must be like going on holiday - only with paper , Dies and tools!
Today's card is beautiful ! I have this set and love it! There is so much that can be done with it and everyone seems to love a butterfly or two! Pixie Powders are super too and it's great to be able to diecut afterwards as well.
The pop of black is lovely as is the piece of card left blank! If you see what I mean!
Hope everyone is recovering . As has been said it would be lovely if the numbers stayed up as Sue does so much . To type " great card" takes no time at all!
Love to all friends on the blog!
Myra ( friend of Maureen!) xx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x love your choice of pixies its a lovely combination x the butterflies are gorgeous x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is a pretty card, a gorgeous background, such pretty colours.
Congratulations on your fabulous new die launch, every one brilliant, I'm looking forward to all your samples using them.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Sue!! Love that background.

barbara macaskill said...

What a magnificent card! Butterflies πŸ¦‹ πŸ¦‹ πŸ¦‹ have a very special meaning for me and this is an absolutely breathtaking trio of butterflies! If you were ever wanting to sell this spectacular specimen I would like to be at the head of the line for purchasing it! πŸ€žπŸŒπŸ’“πŸ€ž
The new release preview was awesome and my wishlist is quite large now! Thank you for sharing the new dies with us and showing us inspiration with them! πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
This card is right up my street!!! Just beautiful!!! I do love butterflies!!

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card! I love the butterflies and the gorgeous background, I must invest in some pixie powders but you keep bringing out gorgeous dies that I NEED lol!
Hugs x
Heather T

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous card love the cascading butterflies & the pixie powders

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very very pretty.

sued99 said...

Love this card. It is wonderful in every way! X

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing fly of butterflies and your pixies background is just perfect to make them pop!!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue,

Beautiful Card. I like the simplicity and the lovely PP background of this card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Carole stourbridge
beautiful card who doesn't like butterflies

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A beautiful card with a striking background - just gorgeous again!!!!

Poppyfield Card Crafts June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

This is such a gorgeous card, love the pixie colours

June x

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love those pixie powders.xx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card! Glad to see old dies used in different ways and the pixie powders background highlights the beauty of the Cascading Butterfly die.
The sentiment bounces back to you Sue, as you are wonderful in every way. I hope the new followers have seen this and they will join us every day from now on.

Pam - Good to see you are where you belong, first spot every day. How is work? Is the manager still nice with you?
Elaine – Hope your eye appointment went well. Hugs for you and your family.
PP – Can’t wait to hear everything about AP.
Laine – Are you feeling better?
Rosemary P – Glad you were able to comment every day and the meds do their job.
Donita – The North American distributor Ecstasy Crafts has all Sue’s new dies. You can order anytime.
Crewe Trish – Welcome back. How was your vacation?
Saba – Hope the weather will improve and you’ll be able to enjoy the sailing holiday.

Sue - Are you already working on the next year collection:)

Have a great day everyone,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
A simple elegant looking card I am not a great fan of butterflies but this card has changed my mind.Hugs to everyone

Narrowboat girl said...

A lovely fresh look to this card Sue. I have yet to try pixie powders, I really must give them a go.
Looking forward to CE taking over Hochanda this weekend. Not sure when the housework will get done πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

Viki Banaszak said...

I am sad it is over but glad for the relaxed pace. I am sure you are too. This is quite pretty. Lovely butterflies.

Saba said...

Hello Sue,
I love the design of this card, so much colour and detail on one side and simple perfection to balance it on the other. It's beautiful. Me and pixie powders are a walking disaster, mine end up looking like mud, yours on the other hand look vibrant. Something from my school reports springs to mind - I really must try harder.

Carmen and Pam, thank you, the weather has been beautiful today. We have had the sails up for the first time this holiday and are now sitting enjoying the evening in a bay called TelaΕ‘Δ‡ica on the island of Dugi Otok, it's just so peaceful.
I can't but help to agree with all the comments asking those who popped in during the launch days to join us on a regular basis, we are a friendly lot, everyone is made welcome and it would mean a lot to Sue.
Love and hugs for all

lritchie said...

Beautiful card Sue!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and fab colours Sue
Gr Karin

Janet Wilson said...

Beautiful background & fab butterflies

Crafty Cruiser said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Just as well there's only one post a day now - I'm so late looking in on the blog today.
Doreen R

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
I'm loving the pixie powders but I'm still scared of them as I tend to get it in a bit of a mess but I guess that's the point lol. Have the cascading butterflies die it's so pretty to use. Xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card today! Judy from Prosser

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Congratulations on a fab die launch and thanks for the chance to win one of you super dies.
Best wishes

val jones said...

Such a clever card Sue and so beautiful.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a fabulous launch you had. I always look forward to your launches to see the wonderful creations that you have done. You are so imaginative and creative and come up with ideas that I would never dream of. Today's card is just another example. I have fallen in love with the pixie powders,I never thought I would say that as it took to a long time to try them even after I had purchased them. They give a little mystical feel to your lovely creation today. Butterflies are always wonderful.

Have a wonderful day!


Barbara (C) said...

What a pretty card today. I love the Pixie Powders and they work perfectly for backgrounds.

Karen Drew said...

Lovely colours. You can't go wrong with butterflies
Karen xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous butterfly card. Love, love, love butterflies.

Tressa said...

A simple but very elegant card.


Theresa Pace said...

love that background. looks like a galaxy, hugs xx

lorraine eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

I very rarely do CAS cards, preferring to throw everything including the kitchen sink at my, I don't do subtle:-)....however, i really appreciate seeing your simpler samples because they are always elegant, understated and beautiful, something that is harder to achieve with so few products in my opinion. Pixie powders are awesome, i never tire of seeing your samples using them. This particular card features one of my favourite dies, the cascading butterflies, i adore butterflies and they stand proud against such a vibrant background, a truly stunning creation. Thanks Sue for reminding us not to neglect our older dies.
Well, we're all but back to some semblance of normality and i welcome it,,,,whilst i love the frantic excitement of four cards a day, reading all of the comments and posting my own makes my head spin:-) and I don't think that i could do it permanently, besides dear Sue isn't a machine even if she is a Wonderwoman with a pair of scissors and glue , and producing four fabulous examples a day is a mammoth ask even with her work ethic. I like the calm, steadiness of the blog when people have the time to write a little more and when i can keep track of everyone's news....i echo Pams sentiments regarding the fall in comments after a launch, i too find it incredibly sad to think that people cannot be bothered to leave a simple 'nice card' and 'thanks' to Sue for her efforts on a day to day basis, all i can say is please let Sue know how much we all value her because it really means so much to her personally. Thanks.
Thanks as well to everyone who asked about how i was feeling, I didn't want to mention it again during the launch preferring to stick to the matter at hand but i really appreciated you all asking. I'm almost finished my antibiotics and feel much better, it hasn't cleared yet but i may need another course my GP says....good news is that my liver tests have improved and my total protein count so all that fillet steak, tuna steak and liver must be doing the trick;-)
Rosemary, i know that you will appreciate my abject elation but i bought my Mum some tickets to see Strictly at the Hydro in February for her birthday, i tried to get front row centre seats but they cost nearly 500 pounds for two which was a bit out of my league I'm afraid so i plumped for ones a little further back for 160 pounds....well, at least i can still afford to eat:-) Hope you are well.
Yvonne is living it large at a west end show tonight so don't be alarmed if it takes her a few days to recover, she will comment as soon as she is able and i hope she has a blast:-)
Saba, glad the weather has improved, the sun always shines on the righteous so my Mum says....that's why it always pisses it down here in Stirling!
Hugs to all my besties, catch up with you over the next few daysxxx


Tressa said...

Me again!

Meant to say thanks Sue for reminding that I had won a card back in the middle of August. I always assume I won't win anything so often don't look at the names of the winners ..... I just envy them quietly (well not always quietly, I just moan to myself!!!!!) I Will collect it when I get back from South America.


Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really pretty card today. Pixie powders and butterflies are such a stunning combination.


Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!
The Pixie powders are amazing, you never get the same design twice!!!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oooooh this card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL !!! Lovely use of the Pixie Powders. I still have not yet got around to buying any. I am in the same situation as Cr@fty Heather T. Every time I go to buy some Pixie Powders I end up buying your dies instead !!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Cascading Butterflies Die. I really need to buy some Pixie Powders very soon so that I can create my own version of your beautiful card. I love your wonderful sentiment too !!! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see you on tv tomorrow evening on Hochanda Sue. I will be glued to the tv all weekend as I can't wait to see all the fab shows on offer from the amazing Creative Expression Team. Sending you lots of love and hugs Sue from Tres x x x

Sending everyone lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Great card and lovely pixie powders baxkground.
Back to normal, easier to keep up but the launch was great.
Good luck to all.

Hugs to you all,
Maria x

Eunice said...

Really love the Pixie Powders, this card is amazing!!!!!

DeCor said...

Love this card. The pixie powders make such a cheery background for your butterflies.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry I'm so late today! Lovely to see the butterflies again and the Pixie Powder background is fabulous - love the colours you have chosen. After many attempts, I finally managed to do a couple of satisfactory pieces of Pixie backgrounds and even managed to get some decent due cuts from them. I was beginning to lose hope of ever mastering them! Not sure I'm there yet, but work in progress! Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Jan Sayer said...

Pixie powders always create a great background. I love using them

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is gorgeous, i love those butterflies against that stunning background.

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
We may be beck to 1 post but wow what a post - stunning x
Who doesn't love a butterfly? As for the pixie powders - well - my favourite x
Been on a coach trip to see 'Annie' in London. It was fantastic x
Sending happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone especially my blog besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. I always love butterflies and have this die. Thank you.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely butterflies and love the pixie powder background too
Muriel x

Latenight SandyH said...

Beautiful design. Cascading Butterflies and pixie powders, two of my favourites on one card.
Take care everyone.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the Pixie powders and the beautiful butterflies.
Di B.x

Diane King said...

Beautiful x

Marie P. From Coppull. said...

Good morning Sue and all your followers.
You must be exhausted and I do so admire you. Having said that, please find some time for yourself as burning the candle at both ends is not sustainable for very long.
Your latest card is so beautiful and makes me wish I dare try pixie powders. I'm not a very tidy worker and I have visions of pixie powders dancing around my living room laughing their heads off.
Lorraine, you shot my mind back about 75 years when I read your comment this morning. I once said to my Mum "The sun shines on the righteous" and she looked me right in the eye and in a sonorous voice responded with (AND ALSO ON THE UNGODLY!" I was put firmly in my place and it obviously stayed in my mind for you to dig out. Thank you Lorraine

Jean said...

A lovely card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A card with butterflies is always lovely. I like the Pixie Powder background.
Thank you for sharing.
VΓ©ronique L

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous card, love the butterflies!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Helen Jones said...

Hi sue lovely card beautiful back ground

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue

What a pretty card I'm loving the look of the pixie powders, so much so I have bought my first set at the weekend. I can't wait for them to arrive.

With Best Wishes

Elaine Ann