Thursday, February 02, 2017

Lavender Lace.

Have you ever had one of those days when simple problems if dealt with properly by the people concerned  would  be simples! I have spent the best part of the day waiting for an email to arrive (which didn't) with the password to unlock an account  and a company to ring me back (who didn't) to sort out the problem from a parcel that arrived  with missing items from it. I had to hassle both of the companies in order to get results. I feel exhausted and am now behind with everything else. Rant over!! The good news is that phase 1 of the Bathroom Horrendous project  is now complete and we can now have a respite before phase 2 commences. Very pleased with the work so far.

We are now into the second week for #71 Butterflies +U is for Underneath and/or Umber.
Here is my next  inspiration card for you.
I have used lavender card stock to make the base card and for the pocket on the front to contain the tag. Top layer has been embossed using Sizzix 656982 Butterfly Migration set and then roughly torn to give a shabby  worn look. The piece torn off became the back part of the pocket. 

The design paper is a  freebie from Making Cards July 2015 Busy Butterflies. The tag and butterfly are by Studio Bright from their card sheets of Vintage Line and Shabby Chic. The bakers twine and lace remnant are from my stash. so at last I can enter  Miss Di's challenge of use up your snippets.

Here is a close up of the tag which of course is hidden underneath in the pocket. 


Entering into the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash #288 Vintage /shabby chic/distressed look.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Double 'D' Challenges # Lavender & Lace.
Penny's Paper Crafty #314 Anything goes.
Inspiration Destination #121 Anything goes.
Creative Moments #110 Anything goes.
Crafty Creations #334 Anything goes.
Crafting Designs # Anything goes.
Come and Get It Challenges # 3 or more layers.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #265/266  Use up your snippets (twine and lace).


  1. Oh god I've had one of those days today too where just nothing goes right!! Lol
    Oh this is absolutely beautiful!! What a gorgeous design!
    Lucy x

  2. Very original design, love the vintage and rustic feel of your card! It looks fabulous with the hidden tag and that butterfly! Love the embossing and the lace!
    So glad that your bath is going to be finished

  3. Wow, this is such a wonderful card. Love the colours and the texture.
    Have a great day.
    Valerija xx

  4. Isn't it frustrating when this happens? Anyway you have made a very pretty card. Christine

  5. Love this card Mrs A! So much detail and a really pretty result! Great to hear your project Phase 1 is complete!


    Di xx

  6. I love that hidden tag, the whole card is really beautiful.
    Don't you sometimes feel these days that we all have to use a great deal of energy hassling people to do their jobs properly - life would be so much easier if they made the effort to get things right the first time. If these people were crafters, they'd have half of their cards opening at the wrong side!

  7. This is so gorgeous! Love the hidden tag! It's so frustrating when things go wrong and then sorting it out is a problem! I hate it when people don't phone back when they say they will - such bad customer service! xxx

  8. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 314 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

  9. Hi Mrs A,
    what a very fab idea the butterfly tag in the pocket, I didn't think of that one.
    Super design and lovely shade of Lavender and that butterfly is gorgeous and so very pretty.
    Oh isn't so frustrating when you stay in all day for these things and they don't happen.
    So glad you have got a little respite till the next phase.
    I am definitely not looking forward to when mine is done sometime at the end of Feb or begining of March not sure when yet.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Beautiful creation, love the torn look!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this fortnight
    Hugs Shell xx

  11. Hi Valery, what a grgeous card, lovely colours and your design is fabulous.
    Oh I know those days very well, and yes it's exhausting fixing something someone else caused, if only people took care with there jobs, Kate x

  12. Very pretty and a lovely design! Thank you for joining us at Double D for our challenge!
    Diane DD DT

  13. Hi Mrs A this is a gorgeous card I love the design of the the butterfly is beautiful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  14. So, so pretty! Fabulous design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘LAVENDER & LACE’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  15. Those days are so annoying Mrs A, thankfully my day was better :) Such a pretty card and a beautiful colour. Carol x

  16. Lovely vintage card, and glad you have a bit of respite from the small room refurb. Had an issue myself that took best part of a week to resolve. Messages left, computer problems, automated messages, irritating music, and frustration when you just want to talk to a human being! All sorted now though, have a good weekend xxx

  17. Hope tomorrow is a better day. I do know how frustrating days can be!

    Your vintage feel card is lovely. The colours look wonderful and the hidden tag "under" the main front of your card is a great design!

  18. this is absolutely stunning, great design.
    have a great weekend.
    hugs xx

  19. Loving your card my friend, as always you inspire...
    With my DT hat on, thank you for entering your lovely creation into our Lavender AND Lace challenge, hope you join us again. ♥
     Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

  20. A lovely card and a gorgeous colour. The design is brilliant and that butterfly is beautiful xx

  21. I hear you about the poor customer response times - something that did not happen when I was employed as a "service representative" back in the day. I'm sorry the day was frustrating. It truly does set a tone that is difficult to overlook - Or how about when you have something "administrative" to do (like insurance, or banking, or changing bank card info on certain auto-bill accounts) only to have something wrong with each of the websites visited, or going through the entire process, only to be told at the end that this product/service is not available through the internet, etc. After going through all the prompts on the phone, and FINALLY getting a live voice, we get disconnected LOL - it's like one thing after another, of what should be an ordinary, easy, task. When compounded, then it becomes so cumbersome. So I hear ya. Thank goodness there are ways of remaining calm and polite, no matter what, but sometimes the frustration can rankle for sure.

    Now, on to your card! LOL Thanks for the idea about doing the rough tearing, and dry embossing the pocket portion! LOVE the design tips there, and how you used the "left over" in the background of the pocket. Your trademark butterfly is perfect! Wishing you a wonderful week-end. hugs, de

  22. This is such a beautiful creation! I adore that it is a pocket tag, as I loooooove tags! Perfect colors and fibers! Loving that POP of gold and your lacy borders! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

  23. Very pretty card, I do like how you added a little pocket for the tag!

  24. Hi Mrs A, just catching up and I'm glad to read the the Bathroom makeover is now complete.
    This is a pretty card, love the extra little tag.
    Avril xx

  25. Such a pretty card and i like the pocket. Lovely colour too. I hope your week improved and you're not lying down on a dark room.

  26. Wonderful card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Come And Get It Challenges.
    Hugs, Iwona

  27. Wow such a creative and beautiful card. Loving the tag idea and the prettiest of colours x

  28. This is so pretty and what a clever way to do the 'underneath' part of the challenge. Love the softness and that gorgeous curve on the card front. The ecru color of the delicate lace against the lavender is quite a vintage look and of course the script just adds more to that feeling. Glad you are getting a breather between the phases, and very happy to hear you've been pleased with the work done so far! Just relax from your rant, that seems to be Life as we know it these days! TFS & Hugs (forgot to say, the tag looks so nice with the card too! I'd never think to do that!)

  29. Beautiful card and like your undearneath and great color combo! Glad you are getting a breather on the BR project.

  30. Absolutely gorgeous--love the lace you used, Mrs. A! Yep, I'm jealous you have those AI rose stamps! Glad the remodel looks great so far!

  31. I hate those days!! What do they think they are paid for if not to provide a prompt and efficient service??

    Anyway - lovely card and tag combo and I enjoyed seeind it entered over at our Creative Moments challenge blog,

    Hugz Tinz

  32. love that amazingly cool pocket design, not to mention the beautiful vintage vibe! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (days of yore!) STASH with us this week!

  33. Wonderful creation!
    Thanks for playing with us at TTCRD.

  34. Such a elegant card..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugs xx Deepti

  35. Very pretty card and nicely crafted! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  36. Lovely lovely lovely!
    Love the wee tuck away pocket and tag!
    Thanks so much for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "Days of Yore" challenge this week!
    SOS DT


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