Sunday, 16 December 2012

Beautiful Butterfly Background

Hi bloggers! Say that fast three times! LOL I was supposed to have this die on my shows back in September, but it was pulled from the show at the last minute because there wasn't enough stock. Finally, I will be able to show it on Sunday! I had made several cards with the die back then and they have just been waiting for their time on the blog since then! I loved this die when I first laid eyes on it, but I can't for the life of me ever imagine needing to make it larger. It does line up to be cut into an expandable background. I wouldn't say it is as easy as the lattice backgrounds are, but it can be done. I will say, though, that this die is large and very intricate and will require a second pass through the machine with the die turned in order to cut it completely. I wouldn't recommend this die unless you have a Grand Calibur or other A4 sized machine to use that will allow the die to be turned. For today's card, I picked out some bright red and white patterned paper from my stash. I covered it with a self adhesive sticky sheet, peeled back the liner and poured clear micro beads over it. Next I centre my Butterfly Magic die in the middle of my coconut white card, leaving a wide edge around it. I cut my butterfly background, removed all the waste pieces and placed mounting foam around the edges. I centred it over my micro beaded background, then mounted the entire piece with a thin red mat. I cut one more of the Butterfly Magic dies in white card, but this time, I nipped away several of the flowers and the butterfly. I mounted these atop the matching areas in the background for dimension and interest. I added some white glitter to the edges of the butterflies wings for some bling. I stamped my sentiment on white card, then used the Resplendent Rectangles to cut a red frame for it. I mounted it on an angle at the top of my card. I used the red frilly edged ribbon and tied a double bow. I glued it in the corner, allowing the tails to trail to each side. A pearl embellishment graces the centre of the bow to complete it. I added a double mat of coconut white card with a pierced edge. Finished dimensions 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" (see it's a big card already, imagine extending that background! Holy Moly would that be huge! LOL)
It's Sunday so it is time for more winners to be announced! This week's comment game winners are:
Jan Caven!!!               Congratulations all!!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your prize.    If your name wasn't drawn, don't forget that Monday afternoon there will be more winners with the big Blog Candy Drawing.  Do check back!   Also, another reminder to tune in today to see my shows at noon (tool Shed)  on Create and Craft TV and again at 5pm.  There are some lovely goodies on the shows too!   All for now, Sue x


Victoria said...

What a stunning card Sue. Best of luck with the shows today. Can't wait!

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Stunning Sue! I love it! Claire xxx

Karen R said...

What a great card - I love that die, must take a look. The colour are vivid and look fantastic xxxx

Hellma said...

Thankyou so much Sue for showing this card, love the Red and White colour.

lindyloo12 said...

I love red and white cards as they always look stunning but then all your cards are stunning Sue. I have just looked back over the last week's cards as we have had trouble with our telephone line and have not been able to get online, so I have really missed seeing a new card every day!

Rosie said...

That is a super card, Sue. I have the die and I agree about not needing to expand it. It is a great die as it is. Looking forward to your shows.

Pam said...

Lovely card Sue and the die is gorgeous. I had wondered how effective it would be but now I know and the colours are stunning.

Jenni Murphy said...

Fab card Sue, I recently bought this die at the NEC but haven't had a chance to use it. Will have to have a play now you have given me some inspiration. Can't wait for today's shows Jen x x

Jenni Murphy said...

Fab card Sue, I recently bought this die at the NEC but haven't had a chance to use it. Will have to have a play now you have given me some inspiration. Can't wait for today's shows Jen x x

Gail said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, I really like the bright red! Have my day arranged so I can sit and watch you.
Gail C x

auscrafts said...

stunning card

cebelica said...

This is gorgeous! I love the elegant look. Hugs! xx

Unknown said...

Bore Da Sue, Stunning card Sue. I absolutely adore it. Looking forward to the twelve o'clock show. There are a few dies on the show which I don't have.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue,
STUNNING card today, the red just pops the whole card, love it. I like what you have done with the ribbon tails. Will be watching you today, looking forward to the sample cards as always they will be STUNNING. Hope you don't sell out in the first hour, lol.
Have a great show, enjoy your day.

tracy w said...

Morining SUE
what a stunning card it look very bright and freshing this white and red thankyou Tracy w xx

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, well today's the day! It's almost been like waiting for Christmas while waiting for your shows today!!
Love this card and that die is beautiful i definately think it's a must have, so i will be ordering this. And the colour sheme is perfect too! Red and white is always a striking combination! Looking forward to seeing you later. Hugs Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Stunning is the only word for this card Sue. Unfortunately I only have a cuttlebug so will resist the temptation of buying this die.
Looking forward to the shows today.

Joesgrandma said...

I am stunned! Lovely, gorgeous, beautiful. Colours are apt and pretty! Thanks Sue!

Nanny Jo said...

That die is a 'must have', Sue!! It's beautiful, and you have shown it off stunningly well. See you at 12.. :)

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue, Oh! Oh! Oh! I feel spending money coming on.
Your card is Stunning as usual, loving the colours.
A fabulous looking Die, I think it will be a "Must Have"
I really like my Lattice Dies, the one I find a pain is the Botanical Die, I still love to use it. This I think might be a similar thing. Will have to have it though.
Ready and waiting for today`s show.
Good Luck

Patricia xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is absolutely beautiful. Love this die, The colours and design could make a lovely Valentine card. Bx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely card again. Will be watching you today - ordered the blush and teal card already! I thought you might appreciate this little ditty I wrote – see below – after all, I can’t give the queen of Spellbinders a Christmas card now can I?– that would be like taking coals to Newcastle!

On the first day of Christmas Sue Wilson gave to me:
a Spellbinders Holiday Tree.

On the second day of Christmas Sue Wilson gave to me:
Two messy bows
and a Spellbinders Holiday Tree.

On the third day of Christmas Sue Wilson gave to me:
Three cosmic glues
Two messy bows
and a Spellbinders Holiday Tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas Sue Wilson gave to me:
Four flat backed pearls
Three cosmic glues
Two messy bows
and a Spellbinders Holiday Tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas Sue Wilson gave to me:
Five stick pins
Four flat backed pearls
Three cosmic glues
Two messy bows
and a Spellbinders Holiday Tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas, Sue Wilson gave to me:
Six nesties nesting
Five stick pins
Four flat backed pearls
Three cosmic glues
Two messy bows
and a Spellbinders Holiday Tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas, Sue Wilson gave to me:
Seven lace dies, vintage
Six nesties nesting
Five stick pins
Four flat backed pearls
Three cosmic glues
Two messy bows
and a Spellbinders Holiday Tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas, Sue Wilson gave to me:
Eight stampers stamping
Seven lace dies, vintage
Six nesties nesting
Five stick pins
Four flat backed pearls
Three cosmic glues
Two messy bows
and a Spellbinders Holiday Tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas, Sue Wilson gave to me:
Nine sell outs sold out
Eight stampers stamping
Seven lace dies, vintage
Six nesties nesting
Five stick pins
Four flat backed pearls
Three cosmic glues
Two messy bows
and a Spellbinders Holiday Tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas, Sue Wilson gave to me:
Ten bobby dazzlers
Nine sell outs sold out
Eight stampers stamping
Seven lace dies, vintage
Six nesties nesting
Five stick pins
Four flat backed pearls
Three cosmic glues
Two messy bows
and a Spellbinders Holiday Tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, Sue Wilson gave to me:
Eleven fancy buttons
Ten bobby dazzlers
Nine sell outs sold out
Eight stampers stamping
Seven lace dies, vintage
Six nesties nesting
Five stick pins
Four flat backed pearls
Three cosmic glues
Two messy bows
and a Spellbinders Holiday Tree.

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, Sue Wilson gave to me:
Twelve bloggers blogging
Eleven fancy buttons
Ten bobby dazzlers
Nine sell outs sold out
Eight stampers stamping
Seven lace dies, vintage
Six nesties nesting
Five stick pins
Four flat backed pearls
Three cosmic glues
Two messy bows
and a Spellbinders Holiday Tree.

Clare W

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful card. X

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

WOW... another stunning card :)

Happy crafting...

June x

Anonymous said...

Another great card, Sue - worrying about the number of passes you need to cut intricate dies, though. Christmas Holiday Tree die very difficult but persevere because it is so stunning to use.
So much wasted card!

'P' in Wales

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Stunning card. I was just saying to a friend yesterday that I love the dies that just cut the card and not a die cut - been using the medallions from the die lites they give such a wonderful look.

Clare love your ditty

Sue xxx

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Another fabulous card I love this die along with the botanical and although you may have to run it through more than once it s so worth it because both are stunning. I am so glad you are showing s some samples now. Well done on the ditty Clare W it was brilliant, also congratulations to the blog winners.
Hugs x

Joan D said...


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card so pretty I have the botanical one but not seen this one gorgeous.

Looking forward to your show later.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Lovely card, I do have this die so may have to email into the show today to show you the card I made using it. Really looking forward to seeing you on our screens again.

love Jean x

Rose in Chester said...

Have all the others (botanical, lattices) and keep thinking about this one. I think it's now "on the cards" that I shall be getting this one, too.
Beautiful card, and so simple.
Enjoy today's shows, as I shall.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a beautiful card, simple, elegant and so useful for many occasions. I have been a little naughty this morning and when I saw the card for today immediately went to the C&C site and bought the die along with teal/blush card. I was determined to get this die. Have a good show and looking forward to seeing you on many more.
Janet x

Jane said...

So So Beautiful I love today's card some of my favourite things just Perrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect , Red, butterfly's, ribbons and your amazing skill. You don't need to remind use you are on line today Sue how could we forget been wait with batted breath lol

Jane xx

Annie said...

Beauuuuutiful! I have had the die for a couple of months and not tried to use it yet. I will today! Can't wait to see you later on tv. My day is organised around your programs - and... I already ordered the peach and teal paper plus a bunch of stuff from Sam Poole's shop! Thank you Sue, for keeping me (and everyone else!) inspired and motivated Hugs Annie x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning. Now I've had to add the butterfly die on to my never-ending wish list , I love how you've used it. Thank as always for your amazing inspiration and ideas ,

Love Julie xxx

corinne said...

Love the coloure combo usueful for any occasion Hugs Corinne

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is just beautiful!! I have this die and love it, but haven't managed to extend it yet, need more practise (but then for most of my cards it is big enough anyway). Love Sam xxx

Annie said...

P.S. Just reading the other comments and Clare W, what a great accolade to Sue! I agree she needs huge hip hip hoorays!! EVERY DAY! Thank you again and again, Sue and nice "song" Clare W, well done xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
What a striking card, had a look at the line up for today's show and passed this die over as I didn't 'get it', it will be going in my basket now though!

Donna Jones

pamela said...

Beautiful. Looking forward to your shows today.

Cassieajh said...

Beautiful Sue, am recording as out at a Craft Fair. Hugs xx

salem said...

love color fab card

beachie said...

Hi Sue
So beautiful. That die is gorgeous. Looking forward to today at last you are back on our screens.
Audrey x

HiggiSue said...

Clare.....fab ditty. X

bluebell-flowerwood said...

hi sue this die looks like lace. i will be whatching,the tool shed 12 till 2. love bluebell-flowerwood.

HiggiSue said...

How stunning is it

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card. looking forward to the shows.

Val in Spain xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I didn't buy this Die, but I think I NEED it, not till after Christmas though!
This is a beautiful card and I can't wait for 12pm Sue

gwen70 said...

What a gorgeous card Sue, the die is beautiful, see you at noon, can't wait

aggieosborne1104 said...

Good morning Sue,
Firstly, Congratulations guys!
Now for the card...I got my wish that it won't be a Xmas card as its my birthday today!!!!! I love this new die, this is simplicity at its best! Really beautiful, thanks Sue for this very pretty card. (*^_^*)
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, WOW, an absolutely gorgeous card, love the fresh and clean look of the red and white, the butterfly die-cut is gorgeous.
Looking forward to the shows today.
You go girl.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lacelady said...

My, that's a whoppa! Not sure I would want to make a card that size, but it's beautiful.
Looking forward to Toolshed - you always have nice things on your show that tempt me mightily.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!WOW!!WOW!! I don't normally use that term 'cos it seemed to be overused at one time but this is a FAB-U-LOUS card . WAHOO!! What lucky little bloggers we are today....You on TV too Christmas has come early Thanks SUE. Mabex

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This a really really beautiful card. Love the die don't think I could manage to make it bigger. The card is stunning. Will be watching today.

Love Rosemarie xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card is stunning and cant wait for your show.
Love Marion

Maggie said...

I wondered why this die was keeping such a low profile. It's really lovely. Very dramatic with the red background. See you later! xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Absolutely fantastic! How different again. I will be present at 12pm today and recording it as well! Have fun take care Michelle xxx

Carole Z said...

This die is absolutely beautiful..can't wait for your shows today, but have to record at 12pm as we'll be out! Carole Z X

joy said...

Hi Sue
Now this is the card for me .
I just love it.I am looking forward to tool shed and spellbinders hour. Well i know what my christmas presnet to myself is going to be.

iReneM said...

Magnificent, Sue.
I hope to catch the show today - for a change, lol.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
I'm a singing and doing a happy dance, Fantastic card love it all.
Booking my place on the sofa today.

Anonymous said...

Wow - gorgeous. Can't wait to see more designs today. Will be watching and recording! YvonneMayxx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous, I love this butterfly die. xxx

nannapat said...

Mmm! fabulous card Sue. I'm looking forward to tuning in to both of your shows today - I love the tips that you give us. Pat x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Wow I love that die yet another to add to my ever growing wish list.
Looking forward to todays shows.
Congratulations to the winners.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card love the die been pondering if i should buy it but i think i will now i've seen it done. Jean Z xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Wow yet another die to add to my wish list. This is such an impressive card.
Looking forward to later
Amanda x

Unknown said...

What a fabulous card! I can't wait to see your programmes and demos a nice relaxing Sunday before the onslaught of the festive season. I fly to LA on Friday so will be watching you and popping things into my case. I do hope it is warmer out there I am severely in need of the sun and reducing the layers of clothes.
Congratulations tot he weekly winners and I have my fingers crossed as always for the biggie!

I might not have a chance to post again so take very good care Sue and have a blessed Christmas.

Craft Christmas Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Anonymous said...

Omg this is some card, think it is gorgeous, the only trouble is, you are doing your job too well and tempting us with these lovely dies!!

Mol x

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW I just absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this card here Sue. It´s stunning.

Carol Clarke said...

WOW Suewhat a stunning card, I love the butterfly Magic die, and the colours are beautiful. I am off delivery Xmas presents but I have recorded all the C & C Spellbinder programmes to watch on my return, can't wait to see you demoing this card., and hopefully get in the cup of chance


Carol x

carol x

Unknown said...

congrats to the three winners... beautiful card sue looing forward to tool shed today xx gail from eastbourne

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning yet again - I have already ordered the teal &'blush card with some others CE goodies xx have a good day on C&C - sky-plus is set xx Gail T xx

Unknown said...

This one is just beautiful Sue! I have the botanical swirls and used it to make some different Christmas cards. Must put this one on my wish list too. Good luck for the shows today, I'll be watching along with everyone else! Maddy x

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Wow! This is soooo beautiful! This is a must die for me, as I love butterflies. Have set the recorder so I can watch the shows in peace. Hope they go well. Hugs, Carol S.xx

hazel young said...

Wow Wow wow that die is definataly to die for. Beautiful card so so looking forward to your shows today. xx hazel

Unknown said...

Really lovely! Julia xxxx

Unknown said...

I love this card, with it's big bold beautiful colour scheme. It is structured whilst also appearing delicate with just hints of decoupage here and there adding to the overall feeling of interest. Wishing you the very best Sue for today's shows-I can't wait!
S. x

EmmaT said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the red and white, best of luck for todays shows, look forward to seeing your demo's. Emma

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, this die is beautiful. Wont be able to purchase it yet, Christmas ans that so will look out for it in the future. The red and white work brilliantly together on this card and love the way you have done the bow. Hugs xx

Unknown said...

That is so clever maybe somone on c&c will sing it !!!!

Unknown said...

An absolutely stunning card Sue , I love the colours will have to have this die . xx Jean

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Stunning card, the colours are striking and die so intricate. Love the bow. On countdown for the shows, Christmas has come early, you enjoy yourself.
Love Clare's ditty, brilliant, well done.
Conngratulations to the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Unknown said...

That is so clever maybe somone on c&c will sing it !!!!

Unknown said...

That is so clever maybe somone on c&c will sing it !!!!

Debbie Tinks said...


Kate's Cards said...

Very striking.

Sue B said...

What an absolutely stunning card will definately have to get this die. Recorder set for programs today but will be watching also. Nobody uses spellbinders like you do Sue. Have some good shows & hope we see more of you demo-ing than the presenters talking.

Jules said...

GM Sue, wow this die has the wow factor! The red against the white makes this card perfection! Awesome! X

SusanP, Kent said...

A very beautiful card you've made with this die. I don't think I'd have your patience to do all the stages! Red and white are just so wonderful together.
So glad you're back at last, Sue!

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

So clever, only you would think of decoupaging part of the die, looks so good and bright and cheerful.

I loved Clare's song, I was singing as I read it, very clever,

Just time to make a coffee now and get ready for your show
love from Jackie D

Talk to the Tail said...

Beautiful card Sue and well done to Clare W for her witty "little" ditty xXx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, today is the day! This card is stunning, going to log on to C&C to buy the die before a sell out, hope you have a great day, take care, Jess x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous! I really do like the butterfly die and like you I can't think why you would need to expand it. Also if it is like the botanical swirls,I think it might be quite difficult. Good luck for today although you won't need it!

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I have to get me that die, off now to do that before they are all gone, thank you x

Claveh said...

Wow, Sue, this is really special, it must have taken ages, I love the stark contrast with the colours. Thanks for sharing. xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card today !! I love this new background die. I have not seen it before. It would make so many lovely cards just using different colours. I am sitting here patiently waiting for tool shed to come on !! I am recording it to. Congrats to all the winners. Lots of love Tres x x x

karenlotty said...

Love the card Really dramatic using the red I always think of pastel colours when doing butterflies Love the ditty There truly are some very talented people out there x

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
This card is absolutely stunning.Watching you on C&C at the moment-good luck with the shows.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,

Very ingenious layering that just takes this die to another level! So excited to be able to watch & record your shows today.

Alice xx

Colin Haworth said...

Beautiful card. What a great die, must see if I can slip this in to my basket.

kimberley said...

Stunning Sue- watching the show just now-FANTASTIC!!!!.SOOOOOOO GLAD that you are back.take care,x.

Unknown said...

Morning sue what a stunning card its beautiful and girlie. Looking forward to todays shows. To see what you are bringing us. Have great afternoon i will be watching and recording them.

Debs Artliff

Janice K said...

Beautiful! x

iggy said...

OMG......WOW WOW I like this very much

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue, a truly lovely card. Welcome back to our screens! I have reallly missed you. It seems so long this time since you have been on C&C, and it just isn't the same without you. A weekly dose of Sue Wilson keeps the winter blues away lol. You should be available on prescription Sue.
Sonia x

Christine said...

A gorgeous die, and a beautiful card.
Thank you, Sue

Unknown said...

Absolutely love this card. I bought this die a few weeks ago and already done several cards using it. It's very popular

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Just watched your show on C&C and managed to buy the butterfly nmagic set as I loved this card so much. What clever songs too it was great to have you back and the show made my day!
Carole N x

Unknown said...

Hi sue....Beautiful card love it, the colours are gorgeous....So nice to see you back......

Clare W..the ditty is brilliant thanks for sharing it with all us bloggers and the singing on C&C brilliant.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Unknown said...

So good to see you back on C & C today Sue. Just when I think your cards can't get any better, they do!!! Such inspiration from you!
Love. Hilary xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
So nice to see you back on our screens, you brighten up a cold winters day thats for sure.

Your card is Really eye catching very nice ,congrats to all the winners .

Elaine H X

Lis Kervill said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant show with Nigel, him jabbering away and you carrying on with the demos. I like it!
Really nice to see you looking so good, and as for your cards - I have run out of superlatives. but
one thing is for sure there is nothing like a dose of Sue Wilson
to take away the winter blues; inspiring not only to Spellcrafters but also to ditti- writers, well done, Clare W, your debut on TV was inspiring in itself.
Wellcome back!
Lis xx

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue wow wow wow what a stunningly simple card its beautiful and I'm definitely going to buy this die now,I have the lattice and botanical already so didn't think I needed this one too,how wrong was I !! Lol.Clare what an amzing ditty thank you for sharing it with us bloggers,even my teenage daughter was impressed when she heard them singing it at the end of the show!! So well done you.Sue it was wonderful to see you back on our screens and can't wait for you to be on again!! Love lesley xx

Clare Powell said...

Really pretty card Sue.

Clare x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue, just watched you on C&C a fantastic show, and I saw your todays card and it is stunning, love the background and the colours

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love this card, Sue. That die is now on my wish list cos I'm skint at the mo! Loved all the ditties that were emailed in to your show too! Hope you have received the Christmas card ok that I sent to CE.
Hugs and smiles,
Jan Dunham. X

Howdy said...

Lovely card, sue and soooo good to have you back on the telly!

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful as ever.

Love June

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, stunning and yhaaa, I already have this die.
Margaret L

Unknown said...

wonderful card, love the colours and the dies

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This card is stunning I just love it. The dies look fab - will have to go on my wish list. Also thank you for putting the dimensions of the card up for us - I've now got some idea as to why my efforts don't look as good as yours - I'm obviously not doing things large enough.
Beverley W

Mary at Doghouse said...

Hi Sue

As always a stunning card. Saw the 12.00 show on C & C love the dies unfortunately they will have to go on the wish list unless Santa is very kind.

Ita said...

Hi Sue WOW WOW WOW ,and stunning this is a piece of are,love it,I am looking fordward to seeing your show later,rugby on the t.v. at the moment so I can watch all your shown after that.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful red and white card!
This die is awesome!!!

Lynda's craft's said...

Truly a beautiful and stunning card Sue the colours are fantastic so vibrant
Lynda xxx

dutchess said...

ooooh Sue this is a stunner I bought this die a while back and hant used it I will now having seen that it looks so stunning!.....great card....looking forward to watching the shows when I get back from Ireland! hugs Margaret

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,
love this card - who says you can't have Butterflies in December.
Well done to Clare - have read her 12 days of Christmas and enjoyed watching the C&C team singing along, brilliant.

Margaret O

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, this is stunning.

Unknown said...

what a lovely die fantastic card xx

jordiegirl said...

Absolutely love this Sue - red is my favourite colour in any case - saw it on C&C today.

Was good to have you back and the 12 days of Spellbinders song was fantastic.

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, an absolutely stunning card
love red for background done a lot of my xmas cards
in red and white with the tree and
poinsettia dies everyone was very
complimentary about them love this new die
have recorded your shows not watched
them yet but ordered the teal and blush
card after 12 this morning before
retiring as I knew I wouldn't be
about when you were on.Nancyd xx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card, unfortunately I was too slow this morning and missed out on the butterfly magic die, will have to check it out elsewhere. I am a bit disappointed C&C have not put together the co-ordinating dies and stamps, which makes it much more expensive when you have to buy 2 multi buys, I'm afraid I won't be doing.Think they are a bit greedy !!

Karen Lewis said...

Such a pretty, almost filgree-like effect. Beautiful. :-)

magpie said...

Fantastically gorgeous card Sue! the red & white patterned paper is beautiful & the die is stunning. Such a rich, "Wow!" card. Fantastic cards you have made with the dies & stamps Sue, they're out of this world! Beeeeeautiful! Love the 12 days of Christmas carol poem Claire W, fantastic! It should be the "Spellbinders" record for Christmas!It will be as undated as "Merry Christmas Everybody!" "Thank you" Sue for a wonderful 3 hours of Spellbinder creativeness. xx Could you do a tutorial of the first demonstration that you did with the embossing/distressing on photo paper? What a great technique! Take care Sue xx Congratulations to all the winners! xx Love Karen xx

Jill Liddle said...

Love this butterfly. Lovely colours too.

CraftyJo said...


Gay New Malden said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Welcome back.
Love Gay x

Julie Mac said...

Hi Sue
What a great die! I really like this card. I also wanted to say thanks for showing the dimensions, it's a big help when trying to recreate them. By the way i'm in Florida at the moment and about to visit Michaels - i enjoy going to that store!
julie x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning. The red and white are striking together. I love this butterfly die.

Michelle E

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
This is so elegant, another stunner. I love the contrast between the colours.Thank you so much for picking me for the comment candy, I am so excited.

Jan.moogie said...

well love this card and tried to buy the die but alas it sold out on C&C
so will have to shop around for it. recorded the afternoon show and will watch it tomorrow.Really looking forward to it. Nice to have you back Sue.x

Unknown said...

Sue I love this card. You're right though, it is already plenty big enough! I love the vintage kraft Christmas bauble one from a few days ago too. So glad I signed up to your blog. I look forward to your daily dose of inspiration. Thank you! x

Paper Junkie said...

Gorgeous card Sue - really enjoyed the shows today - made my head cold a little easier to bear! X

Chrisspi said...

Fabulous card Sue. My gorgeous husband has bought me this butterfly background die as part of my Christmas present so will definitely be trying out this design very very soon. Thank you so much for all the inspiration.

Helen J said...

Gorgeous card. I really enjoyed the shows today, thanks for the inspiration!

Jackie Calvert said...

This die is stunning, and on my shopping list, definately a must have.

Lori said...

Lovely Card Sue! I really like that background and your color choices are great! Hugs Lori R.

Unknown said...

A beautiful card Sue, really stunning.

Unknown said...

Evening Sue, What a beautiful card, stunning colours. was lovely seeing you on c&c, and hope you will be back on soon, I think they need to give you more demo time though, Thanks loads Jean x

Barbara said...

What a great 3 hours of Spellbinders you have given us today Sue, superb!!! If there was a C&C Craft personality of the year it would be you, always a joy to watch especially when your on with Nigel or Dean.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely card. Red and white always look so good together.
Clare W's "Twelve Days" is brilliant. Am just off to settle down and watch my recording of you on todays shows so I am a happy bunny. Take care.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, Sue, this inspired me to make a birthday card which needs to get to Australia for 1st January 2013. I hadn't a clue what to make as my mojo had deserted me after making all my Christmas cards. I made it in between watching your shows today and it's ready for posting in the morning.

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Sue, unfortunately I missed your shows:( I was out all day. Your card is stunning!! I do so love the butterfly and the die really shows up against the red. Thank you so much for all the inspiration you have given to us this year.

Linda xxx

Sue C said...

Lovely, lovely card. Must have this die in the new year. Well done on your shows today, you are so inspirational xx

norma said...

wow i love this card the colours are stunning.i was so thrilled to see you back on create and craft,
i ordered some dies with my birthday money.good excuse as i am now the big
recorded all the shows today ,really should have been making cards,still i will get them done eventually best wishes

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Oh what a beautiful card I love it just ordered the die cannot wait for it to come. Watched all your shows they were great.
Love Marion x

Lesley Lendon said...

Saw this on the show today, beautiful! x

Vivi Morais said...

Congrats, girls!!

Sue, I loved the card... the color!!!
Have a nice week all of you!!

Tricia said...

Loved your shows today Sue, you are sooooooo talented. I also love this beautiful die, unfortunately I was too late to order today so will look out for it in the new year. Glad you enjoyed your trip home but nice to have you back with us.

jennywren1947 said...

super card sue really like it
hugs chris x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card - it looked good on tv today too.
I loved your shows and am already watching the recordings. Thank you very much.
Congrats to the winners - and to Claire W too, just listening to that great poem again!
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue,

Great card - I think red and white are very attractive. Enjoyed the shows very much especially the 'choir' singing Claire W's 12 Days of Christmas - how special for you!

Hugs, Belinda X

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Ann said...

This is stunning Sue, I loved your shows on C&C - you are inspiration itself. Thank you

Jean J said...

Best card I've seen this year! It is so pretty - stunning.

Vie Carter said...

What a beautiful card Sue

Love the butterfly theme


maxine h said...

Super stunning card Sue, I love butterflies and saw this die on a web site a few weeks ago so I bought it without seeing it at all, I just knew that it would be stunning, which as you've shown it is. I've not used it yet have been too busy with xmas, but aS my birthday is the 17th I'm going to have a play!!!
Big hugs
Maxine xx

Sharon said...

This is stunning Sue. I first saw this on you show and will most definitely be buying this. You are such an inspiration and it is a real pleasure visiting your blog.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sue H said...

I must have lost a day! I missed this's beautiful. i never thought of using that die as the folcal point, thank you for so many new ideas Sue :D
Sue H.

Unknown said...

Love the intricate die. Absolutely beautiful. I want this die!!
Thanks Sue

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Marilyn said...

What a beautiful card.I have this die and have cut it out several times with my cuttlebug and haven't had a problem at all. Well worth a try