Sunday 23 February 2014


Hi all you wonderful peeps! Hope you are all safe and well. Football is on tv today so I disappeared into my craft room and had a play. I was actually trying to do a bit of a CAS card but not sure if this qualifies lol but I didn't use much. I got this embossing folder as a freebie in a magazine, the sentiment is from Creative Expressions and I had a piece of vellum in my 'to use box' so I embossed this huge butterfly stamp I have and which I love and a few liquid pearls and some distress inks and that was it! So I am going over to play with Mrs A's new butterfly challenge and Di's fab playground..the keys to which can be found on the side of my blog:) Ooops and I was lucky enough to be asked to joined Sister Act Challenge Design Team!!! so I was really chuffed about that:) Now I'm off to tidy up the mess I've made and get my things ready for my crafty Monday with my friends. Will visit your fab blogs later TFL and lots of hugglesssssssssssss Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxx



Lynne K said...

What a gorgeously pretty and delicate design, Sue! Love that big butterfly!


Benzi said...

Wow! That a beautiful butterfly. I've never gotten an embossing folder in a magazine....just designer paper. How cool to get that. Your card is gorgeous. Love the added pearls on the b'fly.

Irene said...

Beautiful Sue, that embossing folder is fab (even better it was free) , as is your butterfly. What a lovely semtiment.

scrappymo! said...

O hmy goodness...what a fabulous freebie. Your card is gorgeous...love the look of the butterfly on the vellum...so soft and fluttery...just like a butterfly!!!
Gorgeous card Sue.
The sentiment is so perfect for this card!

Sarah said...

This is wonderful Sue. I've never embossed vellum and it looks fabulous!! Lovely sentiment too. I too have several piggin' pigs, not to mention a dresser full of others. I haven't bought any for years but my Aunt keeps finding them for me. We've never had real pigs though, probably because I could never eat them!! xx

Mrs A. said...

I'm so in love with this huge butterfly done in vellum. This is such a gorgeous colour and the freebie background folder. Thank you for fluttering by again Sue. Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

Sue said...

This is stunning Sue. I love the embossed vellum butterfly and delicate shades of pink.
Congrats on your new DT place too.
Hugs Sue xx

MaryH said...

Wow, This doesn't meet CAS to me! It is elegant, rich, gorgeous and oh my--- That vellum embossed b/fly is simply stunning. Love his pearl necklace too! Liked the EF (gosh you folks manage to get THE BEST freebies from your magazines!) and the ink smudging you added to the pink. Great card, and lovely to see you in the Snippet Playground.Just had a re-look, and see that Mr. Gorgeous also had some pearls for his 'earrings' on the antennae too. So very pretty, Sue. TFS & Hugs

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sue, what a gorgeous card, love everything about it. The colours and butterfly are stunning, hugs Kate x

Hettie said...

Gosh Sue. This is gorgeous. Love that butterfly and you used the vellum in a great way.

Kathleen said...

So very, very pretty fantastic card and, this doesn't happen very often, as those that have been with me for quite a few years know that I have a thing about butterflies on cards but I have to say this is the best I have ever seen.
Go to the top of the class.

Kath x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sue
Oh, this is sooooo lovely. The embossing is devine. Love it !
Best wishes.
Ang x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the butterfly and the colour.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
me wonderful little blogging matey.
well another really superb creation. Fabulous vellum butterfly, and that freebie embossing thing looks so stunning on your lovely pink gem of a creation.
Congrats on your new DT appointment.
Big hugs and love to all in the J household especially Olliebobs.
Lots of crafty love. Fairy Godmother Jenny L.

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning and love the 'softness and delicacy' of the card.x xx

Carole Pollard said...

First congratulations on your design team appointment so clever. This is a gorgeous card fab butterfly and you've given me some inspiration for the embossing folder as I get that magazine as well Enjoy your crafty Monday Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

Anne Lise said...

Very sweet card :)Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again! ~ Anne Lise ~

Di said...

Absolutely stunning Sue! LOVE the embossing, pretty pinks, pearls (sigh) and of course the brilliant vellum butterfly all set to fly off the card.

Hugs, Di xx

Planetsusie said...

This is so sweet Sue - just lurve that stamp - you have made a gorgeous butterfly! Great line of pearly blobs as well!

Well done on the new DT spot - I had everything crossed for you.

Hugs to you both and Ollie of course.

Sue Pxxx

cotnob said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sue, such pretty pinks and I love your beautiful butterfly.
Congratulations on your new DT spot.


Jean said...

That butterfly look gorgeous stamped onto vellum. A super pretty feminine card.
Jean x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! Love your card; it is so pretty and gentle with its subtle embossing and faint butterflies flitting all over the background. The vellum butterfly is so gorgeous. Love all the pearl accents.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful butterfly, Sue! And that embossing folder is perfect as well as the sentiment! WOW!

Patricia said...

Wow! Oh! Wow! Sue, this is stunning.
The butterfly is wonderful, the embossing folder is brilliant and sets it off. The sentiment is great, love it.
Like you I need my phone "just in case" John broke his back in an accident a few years ago. Although he is fine he has taken a few tumbles so you never know!! I let him know I have arrived, call him every other day "from my room" and that's it unless an emergency.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

vic said...

Hi sue oh this is so pretty I love the beautiful pastel pink and how lovely is that butterfly. Really like how you added the embossing too got to love a freebie :) huge congrats on your design team too woohoo I can't wait to see what gorgeous creations you create :)
Vic x

Hazel said...

Sue this is stunning. I have been playing with embossing folders to see what they are like when you paint the embossed bits. Just love the softness of what you have done here and your butterfly is gorgeous. Hazel

Tindaloo said...

Lovely card, sweet embossing and embellished butterfly! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

Peanut said...

Oh my word, Sue! I am in love with this card...especially the butterfly!
hugs,Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts