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Saturday, 5 September 2015

A catch up

Hello, well my week didn't go as planned, but I did manage a little play time to finish this card which was die cut and stencilled a few weeks ago - I suppose that's a good thing as I didn't have to worry about the embossing  being dry before I inked and sprayed! I've used Milled lavender on the top and Dusty concord on the base layer.
My butterfly had lots of inks and sprays before being given a coat of rock candy Distress crackle, just love all that crackle and shine, but so difficult to photograph.
I am entering this at:
   Eclectic Ellapu where the pink teams theme is Anything Goes
  Artistic Stamper - Things with Wings

I thought I would share this photos, we had the most beautiful sunset a couple of nights ago, and I couldn't resist taking this view from my craft room window.

Also, a few years ago DD bought me a fig plant for Mother's Day and for the last 3 years I have had about 6 figs each year, this year I've got about 12 and this is the first that has ripened and it's the biggest ever!  A fig this size grown outdoors in the N.E of England!!

That's all for now, off to make a cup of coffee and a Blogland catch up.
Avril xx


Pawsitively Creative said...

This is gorgeous. CAS with lots of awesome sauce! I may just have to CASE this in blue. Thanks for the inspirstion dearie! So cool about your fig. I can't grow a dang cactus! Lol. Hugz! ~Niki

sally said...

What a wonderful sparkly butterfly! No doubt the new colour violet ink from TH is on your shopping list :-), you are lucky to have such a colourful sky - we tend to lose ours owing to all the trees nearby :-( but just occasionally we get a stunner. I wondered if the shades of purple was a logical link to the amazing fig you've managed to grow, the last time I saw figs on the tree in this country was at a friends house on the outskirts of Marlow back in 1980!!!


butterfly said...

Scrumptious glossy crackle on the butterfly, and the deep purple looks wonderful peeking through the lattice. Lovely fig too - reminds me there were some on the tree outside, though with no sun lately I doubt if they've got anywhere. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.
Alison xx

Terry said...

So loving this card in purples, Avril! The texture and that gorgeous butterfly is so lovely. Great touch with the RC Stickles. Love it! Now that is one big fig and I wonder if it tasted as good as it looks?

Samra Leshinski said...

Congrats on the fig crop! Pretty impressive :)
Your card is so beautiful! Love the design and such a gorgeous color you chose to create this crafting gem!
Hugs :)
Paper Talk with Samra

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours. And that fig is wonderful, what a record breaker for your corner of England, hope it tasted as good as it looked. Have a lovely weekend, Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

I love the design of your card Avril, I remember a similar one a few weeks ago and had to give it a try.

Amazing sunset, we've had one or two but it's been difficult to get photos as the trees get in the way - one of the downsides of living in the pancake flat Fens.

B x

chrissie said...

Wonderful card Avril and I love the lavender shades.

Fantastic photograph with the rich colours in the sky-amazing.

Pleased to hear you fig is flourishing. Ours is the same this year as usually it has lots of little ones that drop off before they mature.Don't they taste amazing.

Love Chrissie xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Totally stunning!!! Wow, love how you used Tim's MM die on the background and that butterfly is just amazing! Such a gorgeous make, love it!!
Sorry for my lack of visits, but I had an almost 2 month break from blogging, and though I meant to visit, life just kept getting back in the way... Things should get back to normal now...

Janette said...

Hi Avril, Love the fab card and that butterfly is just stunning.....as for the fig plant...wow, I had no idea we could grow such beauties in our part of the world....well done you, green fingers is it...xx

Meggymay said...

Love the shades of purple on this fantastic card. The butterfly looks gorgeous. Wow, to your Fig tree fruits, hope it tastes as goos as it looks.
Yvonne xx

Linda said...

Hi Avril, love your card, the colour is just perfect for me - I'm definitely a purple girl! The texture looks amazing (love that stencil!) and your butterfly is gorgeous!
Well done with the figs too .... looks delicious! Enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Everything looks delicious Avril especially the fig, yum.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Sandy said...

Avril your card is gorgeous - especially your butterfly.
Loved the picture and I really do love figs!
Sandy xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow, I just love everything about this card, especially the colour. It's just perfect :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Avril! Love the beautiful background and fancy butterfly fluttering about! The fig looks scrumptious!

Pia S said...

It looks gorgeous, Avril! Really like the purple colors and your use of paste and mists and sparkle. Very elegant.

Debs Smith said...

Fab card, love the butterfly thanks for joining us with the wings challenge at the artistic stamper

Birgit said...

I saw your card on Eclectic and I love the soft colours and the embossing. the butterfly is beautiful! So is that sunset!