Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Denim With Love.

We were away in Suffolk last week visiting friends. One set we stay with in their Farmhouse B&B Breakfast home and the other friends live in a 400yr old 2 up 2down cottage.
The weather was extremely good and we managed to get to all the places  we wanted to visit. We had 2 pieces of upsetting news though that did put a damper on our stay. I also got bitten by mosquitoes big time. We had gone out on our first evening to watch the Sunset over the fields and even though I had leggings on the call went straight out
'Come on, supper has just arrived' !!!!
The little blighters got me fair and square straight  into the muscle behind my knee joint.
By the time we got back to the farmhouse my leg was aflame. Needless to say straight onto the antibiotics which I carry at all times. Leg is only just getting back  to rights now so I'm still playing catch up on everything. 

Onto the main reason for my post. It is time again for a new challenge on

So I would like to see lots of 3d and layers 
on your  project
along with your Butterfly/ies of course.

Here is my inspiration for you.

The design papers are digital from
Crafters Companion 'Club Inspire'
DLM April 2016.
Plain card stock is called  Denim Blue Linen
and does have a lovely texture to it from Limetree Craft.
The swirls are in Lilac card stock and are a  Die cut 
by Tonic Studios calledFloral Finesse. 
This is their first outing even though
I purchased a couple of years ago. Where does the time go!
I have layered up and distressed and torn round the edges.
Butterfly is die cut from the Denim cardstock
and is  Memory box Pippi/Isabella.
Lace/ ribbon/ pearls and flowers from my stash.
All given a liberal coating of Glamour Dust.

Entering into the following Challenges:
Card Mania #82 Lace and/or pearls.
Crafts Galore # Anything goes.
Craft Heaven #13 Anything goes +optional lace and flowers.
Creative Ladybirds #17 Anything goes.
Sisters Of Craft # Anything goes.
Craft Your Passion #320 Anything goes.
Crafty Cardmakers #168 Bling It Up.


Margo said...

I love all the layers on your card and the butterflies of course !
Heavy allergic reaction to the bites ... that might just be the one thing I'm not (yet) allergic to, and crafting ofcourse :)

Di said...

You never make these challenge easy Missus!! I'll do me best to join in - LOVE your card and hope that the leg is recovering OK now. We have places to go and people to meet!!



Mac Mable said...

Lots of pretty elements to your beautiful card. Sorry to hear about your nasty bite...Thanks for sharing this beauty x

McCrafty's Cards said...

So beautiful I love all the detail Mrs A,
Kevin xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Valery, absolutely gorgeous, beautiful colours and detail.
How awful for you, they are vile nasties and can make you feel quite ill, hope you have no lasting effects, Kate x

Unknown said...

I hope your leg is now recovering - what an awful end to the evening. Love your card.

Unknown said...

I hope your leg is now recovering - what an awful end to the evening. Love your card.

Unknown said...

I hope you are now recovering from your nasty bite, what an awful thing to spoil your evening. Love your card.

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful card Mrs A, love all the layers and such a pretty colour.
Hope the leg is now recovered.
Avril xx

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Sorry for your legs, Mrs.A! Hope that now you feel well!
Your card is really a delight, I enlarged the photo and I have seen all the pretty details! Fabulous design, with the distressed edges of these lovely papers, the lace and the big swirls! The flowers and the gorgous 3D butterfly match very well with the butterfly on the dp and love the sparkling here and there!!

Kathleen said...

A really great card, fabulous colours and some lovely embellishments.
Poor you, I can totally understand what you have gone through, Saturday the 2nd July I was stung by a wasp, I am finally going to the Doc's (not yours) tomorrow, the itching has finally stopped but my foot is still twice the size of the other one and very, very red. Been putting cream and taking tables that are for insect bites but no improvement.

Tina Z. said...

Sorry for your legs and I hope that you are feeling better now.
your card is awesome, beautiful colours and all these layers ...

Greta said...

Beautiful papers & the denim butterfly is stunning! So sorry about the mosquitos--what a bummer!

Kim said...

Your beautiful card is filled with lovely dimension. There are so many gorgeous elements to look at. I hope you are okay. How lovely to stay in a 400 year old house...I love all that history.

Sandra H said...

Oooh so sorry Mrs A to read you was bitten by those horrible mosquitoes nasty they are and your not in too much pain now and that it didn't spoil your holiday and the sad news didn't dampen it too much on a more lovelier note your card is so adorable love all the elements and the layout as always your so talented in all of your crafts take care xx

Erika said...

Mrs A, I had the same problem with my two cards yesterday that is why I posted both at once.
I hope you are feeling better after feeding all the mosquitoes, how kind of you! We have good years and bad dependant on the weather, such a pain.
A great theme again, love your layering and you butterfly. I've got lots on this week or I would play along. Maybe I'll get time later in the week.

Take care, happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

Margaret said...

Very pretty. Thanks for playing along at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
Margaret, DT.

Pat said...

What a pretty card Mrs A and the background paper goes beautifully with the added butterfly and the pretty embellishments. So pleased you had a wonderful week in Suffolk but sad that you were badly bitten especislly as it happened at the start of your week. The last time I got bitten it was on my ankle and it blew up to twice the size making walking uncomfortable. You do wonder what purpose mosquitos serve other than to give us all a bad time! x

Donna Ellis said...

ooooooh! Mrs. A! Lovely dimensional butterflies that just happen to be the same color as denim! LOL Fantastic design idea, and a beautiful card! hugs, de

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

hi Mrs A. thanks so much for popping over..
I don't know life seems so busy these days and challenges I love get neglected sad.. eh?? but another great piece of work for great and favourite combination denim and dimension.. will have to try and join in.. :D
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Diane said...

Just a wonderful card design. Hope you are feeling better now. It is interesting how you never hear or feel mosquitoes as they are biting you.

Hugs Diane

Patricia Alvarez said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week. Good luck!!! Patricia

AlisonC said...

Wonderful card, love all those soft colours. You really do build it up well. I'm having to think hard about this challenge! I hope you'll be back to normal soon and you manage to catch up. x

Cara said...

A stunning card. Sorry to hear that you have had sad news. I hope you are recovering from your bite, Mum suffers when she gets bitten so I know it can be horrendous. Cara x

Kimbo said...

Super scrummy card. Love all the detail and dimension x

Brenda in IN said...

Your card is just lovely. I love the denim color and the purple swirl die cut. I'm sorry you had bad news and really sorry about the bites on your leg. I'm glad you are in recovery mode now. Enjoy your time with Darnell. I know you guys will have a great time.

Michelle said...

Very adorable. Lovely colours.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela x