Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Industrial Chic Butterfly & Dragonfly

Hi bloggers!  Welcome back to the final post of the launch day.  We are showcasing another die set in the Industrial Chic collection; the Butterfly & Dragonfly die set.  Who says that steampunk can't be pretty??  The butterfly and dragonfly have been designed with cogs, wheels and pulleys throughout to give the steampunk feel to them.  They can also be used to accent any sort of card as you can see from this sample, they don't have to be grungy to work!  If you think you might enjoy winning this set, then you only have to leave a comment to be entered into the drawing.  Well that's it for day number one, but we have seven more days coming up, starting here at 6am tomorrow morning.  Hope to see you then! All for now, Sue x
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Netty The Runner said...
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Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Now I can finally say that I really like this card. The design of the dies here is different but something that I wouldn't mind trying. The steampunk has been quite cleverly incorporated into the butterfly and dragonfly. The pixie powdered gives a lightness to the design.

Looking forward to what you have for us tomorrow.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and great dies, love these (another fabulous background too).
B xx

ursula said...

Butterflies, one of my best embellishments....and this one just simply gorgeous, so so different plus the added bonus of the dragonfly too...Beautiful card.....thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

Liz said...

Stunning card, I just love these dies.

Liz Cavill - Crafty Sunflower xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Now this set of dies are more me certainly different.Pam that driver certainly didn't help your blood pressure.

June Smith said...

Evening Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely die set to finish the first day.

Stay safe, healthy and happy hugs June Smith xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love, love, love these.
Beverley W

Annamieke said...

Morning sue.
I adore the butterfly and dragonfly.
Annamieke from the land down under

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Have really enjoyed seeing how you have used the dies today, I think they would be an asset to anyones collection. I can see them being quite feminine if softer colours are used. And who doesn't like a butterfly?


Heather R Oxfordshire

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

I love the butterfly and dragonfly, there are so beautiful.
Kate from Kendal

P Austen said...

WOW Sue, what a great way to complete today's offerings. Love these dies and they'll make a brilliant addition to my butterfly dies collection. Hugs xx Pauline in RSA

Karen Drew said...

You can’t go wrong with butterflies and dragonflies. This set is so different but so pretty. Love it
Karen xx

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Hello Sue.
Thank you they are brilliant and a great card too.
Take care Kitty.

Janet in Menston said...

2 ingenious designs, love the use of the cogs etc, & a great card as usual.

Janet Wilson in Menston

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, now this card I do like and the butterfly and dragonfly hardly look like steampunk at all when treated this way. I'm sorry but I really did not like the previous card.

Laine - good to see you back earlier but I hope you are going to manage more than one comment before disappearing again:-) Look after your i-pad, you had a lot of people very concerned with your non-appearance.


Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, love this card, the butterfly and drangonfly are brilliant.
Take care, Jess xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue wow wow wow these dies ate fantastic I love them & must buy them! Can't wait to see what surprises you have for us tomorrow

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! I have never seen steampunk dies with this lovely feel!! Amazing and versatile!
Great card with them!!

Narrowboat girl said...

I love butterflies on cards, so having a more masculine one is a great idea

rosiejt said...

I just love these Industrial Chic dies.

PharmacyMichele said...

Very pretty Dies & a lovely card.


karenlotty said...

These are so different I love the idea of steampunk butterflies These would be right up my street!
I meant to say on the previous post that the Die you showcased would make perfect wings

TDQ Karen said...

I love butterflies and I think these are my favourite dies of the day, so unusual xx

stitchingranny said...

I am so engrossed in these beautiful new dies that I keep forgetting to say how lovely the cards are too. Butterflies and dragonflies are an essential of cardmaking, and these are so out of the normal box. I also think these will add a lovely feminine touch to what can be very masculine looking cards.

Hugs Helen (stitchingranny)

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, these dies are the best yet; for me, a must have. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely 😀

Darcydaydream said...

Another lovely addition to the industrial set of dies.

Littlelamb said...

L just love butterflies Sue and this and the dragonfly are no exception. Brilliant card. Thank you. Wonder what treats we will have tomorrow.

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card and the two dies are stunning!


Lisbeth said...

Such pretty dies, perfect for the girls.


Wacki Macky said...

Wow Sue, such lovely dies and the card you have used them on is just marvellous. I'm late making comments because I've been caught up in Halloween, but the sweet bags I made up are almost gone so started on the biscuits and when they have gone the lights are definitely going out and the witch outfit is coming off!

Lots of luck with the latest release which looks really good.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone, Pearl from Kinver xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card, these dies are beautiful.
Rosemary xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I must admit I don’t know too much about steampunk...but I think I want to find out more because I love these dies!!!.....and obviously your card is great too!!

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Love these butterflies they are so different,lovely card too.
Best wishes
Karen M

Emily said...

Beautiful dies.Thanks for chance to win.

Lyn Cleasby said...

Love these, Sue! I really struggle with this style of card but love making them. With dies that are so great to use will make it so much easier.

Pam Hartlepool said...

Lovely card Sue, the butterfly and dragonfly dies are stunning. As you say they don't have to look grungy. Secretly loving the word Dream, it's gorgeous. One thing for sure you have all your fans thinking outside if their comfort zones. Looking forward to tomorrow's posts.
Laine, nice to see you back, it's been too long.
Hospital went well I think, the waiting list is up to 18 weeks, they are going to try to get me moved up the list. In the meantime keep taking the meds.
Donita, poor you with no power, what has caused it, weather etc. Take care, keep warm,look after yourself.
Sleep well folks tomorrow is another day.

Theresa said...

i really like these. and again versatile dies, hugs xx

PaulineC said...

They are so pretty and unusual. I just love them.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Totally love this set. Butterflies are always a hit but love the twist of a steampunk version. Sue xxx

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Hi Sue, these butterflies are so cute!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue WOWWOW gorgeous card I'm a butterfly freak just love them.
This Die will defently be coming to live with all your other Butterfly dies I have in my collection
Sue the background is really pretty love your funky words too.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

sandieann21 said...

Oh, wow!

Nanny Jo said...

What a beautiful card, Sue! And the dies are stunning, too.....delicate steampunk! How do you do it??? Nanny Jo N Ireland

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
A wonderful finishing touch today. A real beauty.
Pam, hope you don't have to wait the 18 weeks
Maureen (fried Myra's fiend) xxx

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!
The dies are so pretty.

Yvonne H said...

Good evening Sue,
Stunning card & I think these dies would look lovely stenciled through. Yvonne xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

This card is gorgeous

Butterfly and Dragonfly dies are so inspiring and beautiful so unusual.


Annx without an "e"

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, a butterfly in any guise is ok by me, but this one is amazing can picture it now either done in pastel colours or for true steam punk metallic. Need this die set!!!! Stunning card x

Brenda said...

Hello Sue, How lovely to see a 'different ' butterfly die. This will be a real winner.
Love this card.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Pat said...

Hi Sue
We can never have enough butterflies and these are something a little different
Pat x

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Oh how gorgeous! This die set is just so adorable and so, so very useful and differs to other butterflies and dragonflies currently on the market...i love the detailing and how you have combined the cogs etc to create something truly beautiful yet different. I think that even at this early stage of the launch, todays dies could very well remain my favourites because they are just so different from your usual style and really quite inspiring. This lovely card shows just how versatile this style of die can be, it shows that you can create something delicate and beautiful as well as something grungy and distressed.....the pixied background is stunning by the way, i love the colours, and the DREAM lettering is also worthy of a compliment due to its unique shape to the lettering.
A fabulous first day to the launch Sue, congratulations because you have made so many crafters very happy indeed with your creations....christmas lists across the land will be getting extended as we speak:-)
Thankyou for the kind welcome back i have received from my blog besties, i have been absent due to some technical difficulties with my i pad that have now been resolved:-) i thought my absence would have long been forgotten in the scheme of things so i am so sorry Frances that i may have given some cause for alarm, however i am back now, armed and so very dangerous, in fact you will all be wishing for the calm serenity of my absence before long!:-) i promise to behave for the duration of the launch though in order to give Sues new dies centre stage billing, it will be a challenge but i will be strong:-)
Pam, glad to hear that you are edging closer to your operation date, hope you have been well and coping with the rigours of work. I am sadly so far behind with all of the news so please forgive my obvious ignorance but i will try and get up to speed soon.
Carmen....or should i now call you Dorothy!!??!!?.....i have obviously missed something in my absence but i also notice that your profile pic is of a very handsome pair of red stilettos, is there a connection to your new moniker? Now you know how much i love my shoes, however with well over 200 pairs at present i would have to change my own name to Imelda Marcos!:-)
Donita, oh you poor thing, i cant imagine how awful it must be for you having no power or fresh water:-( Surely the utility company must offer some compensation if you go longer than 24 hrs without it? I wouldn’t cope without my daily bath and Sky Tv at my fingertips so goodness knows how you are managing....what has caused it? Is it bad weather?
Myra, hello my dear, hope you are well and keeping your nose clean in my absence:-) I know that between the two of you it is Myra whose the troublemaker though, have you managed to stop her running amok in my absence?:-)
Saba, it sure sounds like you’ve had a busy week, hope you enjoyed your families visit, it must be hard living so far apart but what fun when you can meet up again though:-)
Elaine, how are you and Andrew doing? Hope that you are both wellxxx
Maureen, i see that George is keeping you out of mischief at the moment by testing your skills with a paintbrush, what a brave man he is....brave or foolish though is anyone’s guess!:-)
See you all tomorrow my lovelies, it will be late on as i have an appointment with the hairdresser and god knows i need it!

Love and crafty hugs


Pussycats said...

Hi Sue what an I say but WOW.. I love the Industrial Chic die. Its such a stunning design and your card is beautiful. The steam punk theme is amazing and I love how the Pixie back ground works . I would want to triple emboss this dies with some copper embossing powder. I have a feeling I will be giving hints to Santa.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a beautiful butterfly and dragonfly, love the card too, you are spoiling us.
Love Diane G xxx

Muriel said...

Hello again Sue and all
Love your butterfly and dragonfly, so unique and yes, still pretty. So clever.
I have just had a you tube message that your first card is up so off to watch the video and see how you made that amazing card
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love the artistic butterfly and dragonfly set and your gorgeous card and background.
The dies are so different from your usual style but really are beautiful!
A great start to Day 1 for you, Sue.
Lesley S x
West Sussex

Chris Curry said...

Wow. Love both these dies, and the card. Just gorgeous. Thank you Sue, look forward to tomorrow. Xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, well I love butterflies and dragonflies and these two are so beautiful. Steam punk meets lace. Gorgeous Sue love them both Carol x

Laura O said...

Butterflies and flowers always useful .Love these new dies. Laura O Springfield

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Now, I do like these two dies! Very original. Love the card as well. Great 1st day, can't wait for the rest.
Pam, pleased things went well and hope you don't have to wait 18 weeks for your op. Sounds like you had fun on the A19 ( not!). It's a road I really don't like I have to say. A friend of mine used to live in Elwick and to get back home from there I had to cross over the two lanes - honestly talk about taking your life in your hands! I think drivers pariticularly around the Stockton, Hartlepool, Sunderland stretch seem to lose the plot and forget about everyone else on the road!!
Donita sorry to hear about your power problems, hope they're sorted soon.Love and hugs to all, Alison ( craftyAlimecca) xx

ahappycrafter50 said...

Butterflies and dragonflies with cog wheels- they go so well, but you'd never think it.

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Gorgeous card to close day 1 of your new launch. Beautiful background and your grungy butterfly and dragonfly are great fun. Looking forward to tomorrows surprises. Xx

craftynanna said...

Absolutely brilliant Sue so lovely and the card too, Johanna Ash

Tooth Fairy Jo said...

Good evening Sue,
Fabulous card, you've managed to make grunge look feminine, not an easy feat but you have cracked it with this one. Love the unusual design of your butterfly and dragon fly, who would have thought a butterfly with cogs would work well together. So looking forward to see what delights you have in store for us tomorrow.
Pam I hope you don't have to wait 18 weeks for your op, that seems like a very long time. Glad all went well with your pre- op assessment.
Carmen I too noticed your fabulous shoes, I love shoes, sadly I don't have as many pairs as Lorraine though. Wonder what size she takes, maybe I could borrow a few pairs.
Donita I hope you are not still wandering around in the dark.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

I must admit I do find these funky little flying bugs fun. The letters BTW, caught my eye first. I am looking forward to getting the scoop on those. Love anything with pixie powders....maybe steampunk & pixied die cuts. I know that if I buy these, I will be the only one in my crafty bunch to own butterflies with wheels.
Pam, good to know you are getting through the process. Donita? no power as yet because you are not here. Bundle up. It is getting cold.
Stephanie K

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,

I can see that this will sell out early. And often. Go ahead and re-order from the manufacturer. You could probably order a whole shipping container of these and still sell them all.

Oh, what wonders you have given the world!


DeCor said...

Love dragonflies and butterflies. ..these are just so quirky and wonderful. Lovely card and like your lettering on the dream.

AliJ said...

These two are so lovely. Need to add them to my must have list. AliJ Sussex

Eunice (Canada) said...

These two dies are amazing!! Love the butterfly and the dragonfly!!!

Latenight SandyH said...

Beautiful butterfly and dragonfly dies. I've got loads of butterflies but nothing like this and I don't have a single dragonfly die, so this set is straight on my wish list.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love the intricacy of this set, even though the design is mechanical it makes both the butterfly and dragonfly so lacy. Another fab background, and the word dies are great too. Bx

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

Ahh definitely my favourite so far you card shows them off beautifully xx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Love the card - a wonderful blend of typical Sue and steampunk. Great.
D xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card and die Sue xx hazel

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love these steampunk beauties and the card is very pretty.
Thanks for sharing.

hollyberry said...

Love love these dies and the card is beautiful.

cheryl brown said...

Hi Sue,

Yet another WOW! Very typical of you to think outside the box.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

foxyg said...

Absolutely fabulous.

sandyh said...

Love butterflies and dragonflies anyway but these add another dimension.


Unknown said...

Just beautiful - these dies are so unusual, lovely examples of something the same and yet different. Another two to add to my wish list. So many ideas!

Maggie B from Pyrford

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow wow wow steampunk butterfly and dragonfly inspired, love these

susyjune said...

I love this card one of the best Ive seen

gwen70 said...

Wonderful die and card Sue

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi sue, Love it !! Love it !! Love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Arlyn(O) said...

Hello Sue, Love these butterflies and dragonflies. many uses. Arlyn

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card love the dragonfly and butterfly.
Catherine V94 xx

Unknown said...

Fab Sue - love the fact you have included a dragon fly too! They are so few and far to find.


Christine (Serene Polly)

Izzy said...

Just love these two fliers - they look so light and airy that I'm sure they would just take off with a whirr as soon as they drop out of the die - I would have to shut all the doors and windows to stop them escaping into the wide blue yonder!!


Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Another gorgeous card.
Love the butterflies, these could also be cut up and the cogs used for a men's card.

Marie P. From Coppull. said...

Hi Sue and all.
Another great card Sue. When (if ever) do you give your brain a rest?
I almost didn't comment today as I took ages to prove I'm not a robot on my previous posting. Between my low vision and current stress I'm not right up to par. I hate these robot things but here goes. Love to all. Marie P.

Kate's Cards said...

Butterflies and dragon flies what's not to love! xxxx

Val Jones said...

Lovely Sue. A definite different take on butterflies and dragonflies.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Fantastic dies and card. love Jean Z xxx

Jeannie said...

Really liking this steam punk revival you've created! Xx

Beryl said...

Love the dies

Sunnybec said...

Oh... Butterfies...may favourite, never thought I would like them in steam punk... but I do!! Thanks for the chance. Linda

lindyloo12 said...

Just love these dies, the butterfly and the dragonfly are so pretty no-one would think they were steam punk used on their own.

Unknown said...

Lovely. Just my style and so versatile

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue,
Love this Industrial Chic Collection. Another beautiful card. The butterfly and dragonfly are so versatile.

Dorthy said...

Your Industrial Collection is a must have on my list. Love butterflies and this one is over the moon.

LavenderBlue from California

Viki Banaszak said...

I love these dies! great idea.

lritchie said...

Lovely card Sue, love the industrial look of the dragon fly and the butterfly. Great to see you expanding the kind of dies you design!

Lori Ritchie from Canada

Jomada-Dawn said...

I can imagine these will look wonderful in metallic colours - but you're right, they don't have to be grungy to work! They look very delicate in the white.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Another gorgeous card, the industrial look butterfly and dragonfly look fantastic.
Di B.x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue

These dies are stunningly beautiful and so delicate. they will work with so many styles and colours. Love them

With Best Wishes

Elaine Ann

Unknown said...

I love these dies. So intricate

Helen E Jones said...

Hi sue lovely butterfly and Dragon fly dies

Denise Bryant said...

An absolute fave! LOVE this set of dies! A must-have!
Denise in CA.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Really unusual yet pretty dies. Love the card.

Love Helen xxx

Judi said...

Great butterflies - they blend in so well with the whole industrial chic theme.

Unknown said...

Hi sue.

Oooooh my fav so far butterflies and pretty colours. Beautifully done xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue wow wow butterflies 🦋 my fav, hugs Julie laz

Chantal said...

Beautiful die, love it.
Hugs, Chantal S

Craftychris said...

These are the coolest butterflies ever! Beautiful card too! Craftychris in Bournemouth xxx

Tressa said...

Rather partial to these two dies!


SHartl said...

WOW!! I didn't think anything new could be done with butterflies but this is amazing! I love the lacy look with the industrial punch!

Karenladd said...

Unique and unexpected...and totally gorgeous!
karenladd in California

TracyM #6773 said...

ADORE the butterfly and dragonfly and think it is WONDERFUL to see them making a delicate, beautiful card ... not limited to steampunk style => AWESOME!

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