Thursday, 6 July 2017

Moments

Hi bloggers!  A clean and simple card for your viewing today.  I do apologise as the acetate has created a shadow that I just wasn't able to eliminate in the pictures, but hopefully you will know what you are looking at at least!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and cut the Cascading Butterfly die diagonally across it to get an aperture.  I stamped my sentiment in Black Archival in the lower corner.  Next I embossed it with the Butterfly Dreams folder to carry on the butterfly theme and add texture to the background.  I added a piece of acetate to the back of the aperture and mounting foam to raise it.  On a separate piece of coconut white card, I used my Pixie Powders.  I selected Rich Gold, Aubergine Dream and Aqua Lagoon .  I tapped the powder across the card, then spritzed it with water.  I like to let them dry naturally given the time, but you can also heat set them for quicker results.  I attached my embossed front piece so the pixie powdered piece showed through the aperture.  I cut the Cascading Butterfly die again, this time out of black card.  I used used the outer edge from the die cut and glued it on top of the aperture where the acetate was to give it a more detailed shape.  I completed the card with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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125 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, it's lovely. Simply elegant.
Elaine, my dear, how much can one person bear. I am so sorry to hear about your sister in law, I hope all goes well for her. It's good news that Andrew is holding his own with the treatment, need to get John sorted and take some pressure off you. If it feels too much please talk to the doctor, don't try to deal with it all yourself, you are not that well either.
Rosemary, hope all went well yesterday, it's over now and your hair will wash well. Good fir you.
Karen, hope hubbys news was good from doctor. Take care.
Pat, good news that hubby is now on crutches, after my ankle op I was non weight bearing for 10 weeks then gradually back to walking on it.
Laine, short gentle post from you so I gather you are still not well. Sending a huge gentle hug for you. Hope Yvonne is improving too.
Need to make an appointment with GP re letter from hospital for inhaler, they want GP to suggest suitable delivery system as I can't use all inhalers, need BP checked too to see if it has come down. Old age is not something I am fond of.
June hope the craft class went well, so wish I could attend.
Daily hugs to all, especially our poorly and missing friends, also those struggling to cope with their caring responsibilities .

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, I love the simplicity of this card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is stunning, love the colours of the butterflies and the black really makes it stand out. Have a great day all. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, the butterflies are gorgeous.

Barbara V

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Dear Sue. This sample is far too lovely for just a few words of praise. I think we've been lucky to see this several times since you launched this die, plus so many other cards made with this Cascading Butterfly have been shown on various Facebook groups and all have been CAS, so pretty sitting on different backgrounds, pixie powders, caught in crystal, guilding flakes and so on, I just think that this die is so deserving on clean and simple, less is more as the die makes the card. I have no need to ramble on, I've said my peice about today's gorgeous inspiration, what more needs to be said ?
Thank you for your daily inspiration Sue.
Sending hugs and much love for the day xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card. I love the clean and simple look to it but the pixie powders give it that pop of colour.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, clean, simple lines make for an elegant card today. Anything to do with butterflies and I'm hooked. Received my dies from your ODD yesterday so, I intend having a play with them today. So excited! Hugs xx P Austen

hollyberry said...

Such a gorgeous card today.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Butterflies are always a favourite of mine and this card is beautiful.
Thanks Jan x

Jan.moogie said...

I forgot I had this die Sue, it makes an awesome card and using those pixie powders just the right touch, Thanks for sharing, have a great day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Chris Curry said...

Really like the card. Like Jan butterflies are one of my favourites and their colourful display on this card is gorgeous. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very elegant card and the sentiment is beautiful.
Elaine, so sorry to hear about your SIL, please look after yourself too. Pam, hope you don't have to wait too long for an appointment, the sooner your inhaler is sorted the sooner you'll feel better. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, lovely simple card today, a quick and easy one to knock up in batches too.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above. Craft group was OK but due to holidays it was only half of us but it was great fun, had lots of laughs and they have ordered 6 of Sue's dies, the stained glass poinsettia and robin ones as we are doing a card using them next week - I should be on commission Sue ha ha.

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

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue, it's those pixies again and a pretty and elegant card - lovely result.
Echoing Pam's summary - special thoughts for Elaine and family and all our poorly ones.

'P' in Wales

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue i love this card i think its elegant and colourfull.Now im sorry i dont have that die but on my list .
Catherine V94 xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card xx hazel

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Wish this was a win Wednesday, love this card.

Debra K. said...

Lovely card! Debra x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card and very effective with the black butterfly frame. X

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab card. Love it.

Jan Sayer said...

Pixie powders make beautiful butterflies.
Jan
Northampton

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous card Sue.
Annette x

Denise Bryant said...

Love the colors of the butterflies and the beautifully textured background!

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue. A beautiful card to wake up to this morning . The butterfly die is great one for anyone collection. I love how you have used the Pixie powders . Crafty hugs to anyone who needs a big hug to day... Wendy

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue

a beautiful die that can be used for multiple occasions, love it and the card is gorgeous. x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty and elegant card. Love this die and the embossing folder compliments it beautifully. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

val jones said...

Such a pretty card Sue.
I love this die and so like the use of Pixie Powders.
Love Val in Spain xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-simply elegant.

Michele

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a pretty simple card today but very effective, I love the pixie powders they make such beautiful cards.

I reiterate all Pam has said and send love and healing hugs to all

Have a good day
Love
Sharon
xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Great card, simple but very effective.
Pam, as always I echo your brilliant summary.
Have a good day everyone
Patricia xxx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful, can't go wrong with butterflies
Luv
Karen xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today, very elegant & who doesn't love butterflies. Yvonne xx

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue i do love the sentiment .

Pam i had to smile at your Comment ,re old age.... john only said yesterday " no one tells you when you retire and in old age you can get all these problems " ,,,, I do hope your BP will have come down when you see your GP and that he can give you the right inhaler .
i echo you again today , thank you Pam .
Big hugs to all who need one
Take care
Elaine H X

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

Wendy L said...

Love this die, I use it a lot, lovely card, xxx

hettygarlick said...

That's very pretty. The pixied butterflies look lovely. x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Gorgeous butterflies Sue. very delicate and lo ve the colours. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

stitchingranny said...

Simple and elegant, what more can you say.

Hugs
Helen xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Well, there you go - a lovely sentiment, a beautiful die, a matching embossing folder, some pretty pixie colours and bingo! you have a stunning card...this papercrafting lark is so easy innit...lol...and one day I'll crack it...

Izzy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very clean and elegant card showing off the butterflies beautifully. Love all the variations you can get with pixie powders. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, great card today. Butterfly's always bring a smile to my face.

Love Rosemarie X X

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, Simple and classy!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Suemac said...

Love the simplicity of this card

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Love the Embossing folder [I don't have] and I love the Pixie powders[I don't have them either] Gives such a lovely effect!
Hope everyone is coping with life and all it throws at you!
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Lovely card this morning with your wonderful choice of Pixie Powder colours for your Cascading Butterflies!
This die is so useful and with Pixie powder backgrounds already prepared, a quick and easy card to make if you need a card at short notice.
Lesley S x
Sunny West Sussex!

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue.

Georgeous card. This is one of my favourite dies and I thing the cas look is best for it.

Pam u poor luvvie. I'm laughing as ur saying u hate old age as everything's all happening. I'm only 43 but feel 83 with all the crap that's happened and still happening to mine!!! Youngish age is just as bad LOL.
I do love ur run downs in the morning saves me reading most of the comments tee hee
Hope u feel better soon x

Love to all xx

Diane King said...

I'm thinking I must get the cascading butterfly die. Lovely card x

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This is a lovely card love the butterflies
JOY Xx

STELLA MUNN said...

Pretty card. Love this die x

Anne said...

What a lovely card, Sue. I did get my pixie powders out the other day and had a bit of fun and made quite a mess!

Anne (Northampton)

Scottydog said...

Just love butterflies & any card with them on is a winner for me. It might be a simple card but so effective. Your dies just make it so simple to produce beautiful cards, thank you.

Carol Clarke said...

Beautiful card Sue
Sorry I have not been sending in messages, but I look back on your cards later. we are looking after sick brother in Law which is taking up a lot of our time as he lives up north, a long journey each time.
Your cards are always beautiful
Hugs
Carol xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card today, the shadow effect makes the butterflies look as though they are flying away so it's ok by me. Love the effect the pixi powders give, they really pop against the white. I do like the butterfly embossing folder too, I must investigate. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today youvsay it so well. Xxx
Elaine sending hugs xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card, and even my CAS friends would love it. I'm with Diane Green, I don't mind the shadow at all, it looks great.
Hugs, Rose

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z xxx

ethansnanna said...



I do love these 'less is more' cards,
so clean and elegant.




Doreen x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, clean and simple, easy for batch making.
I'm off to cover my friends craft shop today while she takes her morning card class, oh happy day!!
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, this is my favourite die set ever, I have used so many times, love the butterflies cut in card coloured with pixie powders.
Lydia
X

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone. This card is right up my street, have made exactly the same one.
Love and hugs to Elaine hope you are feeling a bit better today. You must look after yourself as well.
Pam sending love and hugs
Crewe Trish usual love and hugs to you
Karen hope hubby had good news.
Love and hugs to Donita
Thank you so much to all of you who sent good wishes. The EEG was okay, I had to wear a sort of hat that reminded me of the skin that goes over a haggis, our Scottish bloggers will know what I mean!!. It was tight and so was the strap under my chin. Took about 45 minutes. Hopefully have all results a week Tuesday
Have a lovely day everyone
Xxxxxxxxxxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue a beautiful card. I have this die and have used it so many times it is one of my favourites and the use of Pixie Powders means you never get the same card twice.
Wendyx

Lyn Cleasby said...

Love this card, Sue.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Crafty Commenters,

Simple yet full of intrigue. Also, you're making the butterfly embossing folder increasingly hard to resist.

Thank you Pam for keeping track of everybody. Thank you Rosemary for sending me love and hugs. So glad the EEG cap wasn't so tight that it prevented you from using your imagination.

Well I guess the summer is in full swing. Is winter just getting rolling in Australia?

Love to all,
Donita



Pat L said...

Hi Sue
This is one of my favourite dies as it makes a quick and clean and simple card, especially with the pixie powder backing, love it
Maureen and Myra you did make me laugh, me a matron. When I started work way back, she was the one person everyone was terrified off and I remember getting a telling off because my lab coat was too short!,
Pam echoing you as always
Elaine thinking of you
Sending special hugs to our Tracy for tomorrow, the last of all the firsts without your dad

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Love the cascading butterflies and your gorgeous card

June x

Elizabeth Harborne said...

Hi Sue

I've been missing for several weeks moving house and then on holiday for a month. Looking at the fab cards that have been posted I'll need a free day to catch up. There are some real beauties, but the butterflies make this my favourite.

Have a great day. x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful clean cut & sophisticated card ,would like to try this one.
Hubby didn't get any results yesterday,still waiting as when treatment started hubby passed out!!!
Frightened the life out of me!!!! But home safely now .
Best wishes
Karen M

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Such a striking card today. Love the colours of Pixie Powders that you have used today.

Lisbeth

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card; clean and elegant!
Love the Pixie Powder background :))

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card lovey sentiment.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
This card is just so elegant and pretty.
Regards,
Evis M

Cards2Di4 said...

Such a simple card, Sue, but so elegant. Must get the butterfly dreams folder!!. Take care. Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

karenlotty said...

Lovely effect

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. I love these cascading butterflies. Arlyn

sued99 said...

A really pretty card. I too love the butterflies. X

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

I love today's card, it's so crisp and elegant looking.
Love it.

Hugs Brenda xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
The shadow hasn't detracted anything from this simple, but beautiful card.
Margaret

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Sue, Please Don't Ever Feel The Need To Apologise, Your Cards Are Always Exceptional
I Love The Camera Work Of Your Magnificent Card.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Black Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Acetate"
"Creative Expression Pixie Powders Rich Gold/Aubergine Dream/Aqua Lagoon"
"Creative Expression Butterfly Dreams Embossing Folder"
"Rangers Black Archival Ink"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson Cascading Butterfly Die Set"
Today's Card Show's Just Shows How "Phenomenal" It Is By Using Only One Magical Die Set,
"The Cascading Butterfly Die Set" Plus The Tremendous "Butterfly Dreams Embossing Folder" Also
The Luxurious "Pixie Powders" Creating An Extravagant Card.
You Started Today's Card With A Piece Of "Coconut White Card" You Cut Out "The Cascading Butterfly Die Set"
Diagonally Across Your Card Creating An Aperture, You Stamped Your Sentiment By Using "Black Archival Ink"
In Lower Left Corner Beautiful Sentiment,,, Sue, You Then Embossed Your Background Using
"The Butterfly Dreams Embossing Folder" To Carry The Butterfly Theme Through Out Also To Add Detail/Texture
(Beautiful Design) You Placed "Acetate" On The Back Of Your Aperture, Then You Added "Mounting Foam"
For Dimension.
On A Separate Piece Of "Coconut White Card" You Used Your Spectacular "Pixie Powders" (Irresistible)
"The Colours You Used Were "Rich Gold/Aubergine Dream/Aqua Lagoon" Tapping The Powder Across Your
Card Then Giving A Spritzing Of Water (This Is When "The Magic" Begins Just Outstanding) Once Dry You Mentioned
You Personally Prefer To Let It Dry Naturally But You Can Heat Set If Need Be.
You Then Attached Your Embossed Card, So "Pixie Powdered" Piece Showed Through "The Aperture"
Sue, You Then Cut Out "The Cascading Butterfly Die Set" Once Again This Time Using "Black Card"
You Then Used The Outer Edge From The Die Cut Sue, You Glued It On The Aperture Where The "Acetate"
Was To Create A More Detailed Shape (Just Perfection)
To Complete Your Card You Placed Your Extremely Exquisite Embossed Background Onto A Piece Of
"Coconut White Card With Your "Famous, Signature, Piercing, Then You Added A Black/Coconut White Mat/Layer
Sue, Today's Card Is So Very Impressive I Love "The Pixie Powders" But Then Who Doesn't.
Thank You For Sharing Today's Stupendous Card, Thank You Each Day For The Inspiration Which I For One
Truly Appreciate.
Many Thanks For This Splendid Blog.....
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
From Sam xxx
Sue, I Received My Television Schedule From "Hochanda" Saying When Your Next On!! Not Long Too Wait👏👏👏

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Yvonne19856 said...

A beautiful card Sue. I love this die set. It's so simple yet elegant. And the butterfly embossing folder is lovely too. Xxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
I love the way you have used the pixi powders to create the butterflies they look stunning the simplicity of your design work so so well
I need the die now lol
Pam I will echo all your comments thank you
Elaine I went back and read your comment from yesterday I like Pam say enough how much more can you cope with
Please look after yourself first so you can support and help others Big Hugs 🤗 and prayers for you all x
🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗to all that need one
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Pawprintx4 said...

I love that you used the Pixie Powders behind acetate. Pretty card and excellent die.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What a simply elegant card! I love this die and have used it quite a lot!
Hugs x
Heather T

CraftyJo said...

Love this!

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I am not a big lover of butterflies and I am not sure why so I would create this card with flowers instead.
Pam I hope you get sorted soon.Rosemary hopefully you will have answers soon.Elaine take care.Karen how frightening for you I hope hubby is alright.

Sue MacFall said...

This butterfly die is so useful. Thank you Sue for even more ideas.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
What a pretty card. I love butterflies and this die is on my wish list. The pictures look fine to me so don't worry😊.
Bejay xx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Fabulous card today! Love it!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A very pretty CAS card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card those butterflies are so pretty. I really should buy that die. Take care. Hugs Jackie

June Horrocks said...

I need the die I must get it because the card is a beauty great for my charity because I could make a batch love always June horrocks xxxxxxx

Eunice said...

Lovely card, love the colors you chose for the pixie powder butterflies!!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the clean and simple cards they are what you say and so useful for so many occasions

SHARICA said...

Love this .. Clean and Simple xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning. Very clean and simple. Love the pixie powder butterflies. love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Nana on the Hill said...

Just received my prize dies! Thank you so much Sue. Today's card is stunning, l love the clean lines, those butterflies are beautiful. X

barbara macaskill said...

A simply magnificent card! I love the brilliant Butterflies and the embossed background is lovely! TFS!

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Lovely butterfly card and the shadow is perfectly fine to see,
the colours too are really nice. Hope you are ok.

Had some fun reading back to what you been up to while I
been on holiday and it was even better with the excuse of
predictive texts . I'm still smiling for Diane's 4 naked
puddings , must say tho they sounded yummy.
My thoughts are with everyone who are going through with
appointments, treatments etc, for themselves, partners and
family members and so hope the outcome will be good. Sending
hugs to anyone who need some.
Tracy- will be thinking of you tomorrow.x
Pam- take care x
Lynda- please take care, healing hugs x
Maureen- slowly you go x
Yvonne- missing you and Laine, take it easy. Uncle B sound nice :)

Missing the pool and the very good chef, it won't be much cooking
while we have this muggy weather but how do you tell OH it will be
salad again tonight Lol
Maria x

ursula said...

Wow brilliant idea, have this die so gonna give it a go...thank you Sue...beautiful card...luv Ursula xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon/evening Sue and the Wilsonettes,
This is a bonnie card Sue with the butterflies all up in flight and the pixie powders makes me think that it looks like onyx or marble the way that they colours go. The simplicity of this card makes it useful for numerous occasions in my book. Although it is a simplistic card, it is so lovely and really doesn't need anything to enhance it, as it would be a waste and perhaps spoil the overall image achieved by this little beauty. Thank you flower for bringing such a pretty piece of mother nature to us today.
Well i'm glad that it is drying up again and warming up as it wasn't so nice this morning. I stupidly left my washing out last night because i was so sure that i had heard that it was going to be a nice day. Huh! i don't think so but my hills do look so pretty when they have had a wash and blowdry with the wind. I had trouble here again today as his mum was going to an informal drop in that lasted 4 hours(some drop in) so i got landed with trouble and what remained of my fruit bowl was gone along with the strawberries that he has decided he now likes. That boy has a fruit appetite like no other child i know because just in the door this morning and it was "apple please gran, apple please". Yes, i know but i do not like children to have no manners, so even Harry has to learn how to ask for things. I sat down to my breakfast of plain shreddies and well my boy needed that too, lol. He wouldn't eat anything before coming out the door of his own house, so i guess i must have better things in that he likes. It's great to hear him making up sentences now instead of just single words, you can really see him coming on with his speech. The poor wee mite with being so tall, is just at that stage where he is banging his head off the door handles or snecks, but granny's magic kisses make it all better. I always thought that it was a fallacy but seemingly there is something in kisses that adults give to children that they love that does help to heal faster.
Rory got in his Scottish Qualification Awards notice with him getting a 4 all the across the board for his course that he has just finished. It is great to see him coming on and it may not be the best mark going, but it is a really good mark for him in his Creative Industries course. Now all i need is for him to get word through that he has a place on the next stage of the course.
Well i have one hungry pooch and teenager looking to be fed so i will wish you all a good night and speak to you all tomorrow. Sending hugs to all my Wilsonettes and missing a few and their antics, i hope that they are feeling a bit better today.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Dragonsnap2 said...

Late today as I did the ironing this morning before the heat and humidity took over.
Love the simplicity of this card. I have the embossing folder but decided I didn't need this butterfly die as I have so many butterflies but having seen so many beautiful cards made with it I've now added it to my ever growing list.
Pam, reiterating everything you've said - including about getting old. You always put it so well.
Thoughts and prayers to all who need them.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Love this card, so simple but very effective

Crafty Cruiser said...

Simply lovely!
Doreen R

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I love this card it is simple but oh so pretty I love this die its still on my long wish list I love the colours of the pixie powders too
Karen that must have been so frightening hope your husband is alright
Rosemary glad ECG went ok hope you're not kept waiting too long for the results
Sending good wishes to all especially our poorly and missing friends

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Another beautiful card! So elegant in its simplicity! Really love the sentiment. Thank you.

Ellaine- So sorry to hear bout your sister in law. Sending hugs to you all.
Pam – Hope you’ll get your appointment soon with your GP.
Carol Clarke – Tough time for you. Hope your BIL’s health will improve.
Nora – Love your posts.
Karen – Fingers crossed for your hubby to get the results soon.

Have a good day all.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the simplicity of this card, we don't always need all the bells and whistles and this one proves it. The pixie powders make a great background for your cascading butterflies and anything with any of your butterflies on it is a winner with me.

Frances

liz spooner said...

This is lovely Sue.xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
I love your clean and simple cards, so pretty and elegant and the colours from the Pixie Powders are amazing.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the embossed background and the beautiful butterflies coloured with the pixie powders.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
This card is wonderful!!! I adore this die...always have since the first time I saw it!!! I also love the effect you get from the pixie powders!!! I might just have to invest in some!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is a beautiful clean and simple card and i love it.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm a bit late but here at last! Lovely card today and I have to say I have used that Die over and over again! Not always as it was intended either. However , you want us to think outside the box and slowly but surely it's beginning to happen!! Lol!
Saba - was very creative with one of your handbag Dies this week! Well she was creative last week I got the card this week! I would never have guessed if she hadn't told me afterwards!
Laine - how are you my friend? Hope you are feeling a bit better!
PP - missing you too!
Pam - I will echo your post also! You are a star!
Love to all who care about others on what to many is a life line!
Myra xxx ( Friend of Maureen!!) xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Simply elegant

Suzzette Yandle said...

Love what you did with the pixie powders.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful, elegant card !!! I love, love, love the Cascading Butterflies die. Your card is so pretty and you have used a lovely sentiment to. The Pixie powders look great !!! It has taken me a very long time but I am finally warming towards Pixie powders. I think I will finally have to buy some to try them out for myself. ( I am not to keen on bright, bold colours and prefer more softer colours.) I think its because it is out of my comfort zone !!!
I loved your card yesterday to. I think it is absolutely gorgeous Sue !!! I really love the dies and colours you have used. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous cards. Sending lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Sending everyone lots of love from Tres x x x

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely elegant design today, the pixie powders look so rich and stand out with the black outlines of the butterflies - gorgeous.
Hugs
Muriel x

Late night Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. I love the Cascading Butterflies die. It's been my most-used die in recent months.
Flakey reception while I'm away for a few days so I hope this flies.
Take care everyone.

SueJ said...

Really nice, pretty card.

Viki Banaszak said...

I love the butterflies! I think the shadows mke yhem look more dimentional.

Marie said...

Another lovely card Sue. I didn't think I would be posting today as my elder daughter arrive yesterday evening from Wisconsin. She is still sleeping so I thought I would quickly read comments.
I really would like to buy the pixie powders but I have so many powders etc. and they don't have labels so I really don't know how to use them.

All for now with hugs for all that need them

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. I love this die and the pixie powders. Bought this die when it first came out. Thank you Sue for your inspiration.

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful for any occasion

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely butterfly card.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Véronique L

TDQ Karen said...

Love these butterflies, such a lovely look xx

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
Really pretty card. Who needs frills and fuss when you can have elegance
Best wishes
Dorianne