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May 26, 2018

Allsorts Challenge 469: Insects

Hello and happy Saturday!! I hope it's a nice and sunny one for you! Summer break started this week already and I suppose the timing is perfect for the summery weather we're having. Lots of rain though yesterday but it's supposed to be in the 90's these next few days again I think. Soooo many gnats this year that it's hard to enjoy the outdoors. I tried using pure vanilla extract and it worked well, but not sure I like smelling like a sugar cookie with extra vanilla :)

This week at Allsorts challenge Tracy Mouse is our host and she chose the theme of Insects, so any bugs, butterflies, bees etc.

My card was really quick to make, I created the messy background with Walnut Stain and Mustard Seed Distress inks, stamped 3 rows of butterflies using Stampin Up's set Kindness Matters, which I've had for a while and I am sure it is now retired (you can probably find it on ebay if you're interested in this set). I then used another retired stamp by Stampin Up (French Script) and finished off with the sentiment from Penny Black's set Snippets. Framed with Early Espresso card stock (a Stampin Up color) and the card base is by Neenah (classic linen texture) in Solar White. I really need to replace my black versafine onyx ink pad ...

As you can see on the close up below, I added a few small sticky back pearls to the large butterflies.

This week at Allsorts challenge we are giving away a fabulous stamp set to one lucky winner:
A4 Rare Earth Stamp Sheet,
so hopefully you'll find some time to play along with us!

I am also linking my card up here:

Stamploration Winged Things
Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - 2 weeks, 15max, Things with Wings 
Make My MondayHint of Summer to Come (my color combo makes me think of summer flowers)
Crafty Calendar Things with Wings
Crafty Friends Challenge - the letter "B" (Butterflies, Brown)
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers  max10  -I is for Inky 
Simon Says Wednesday - Weekly - Use More than one Stamp (I used set Kindness Matters and a script Background stamp)
As You Like It Challenge 2Weeks - Flora or Fauna and why (it's both for me! Without "fauna" -in my case the butterflies - there would not be any "flora" and vice versa, so I can't choose and I love both!)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Summer and a Sentiment

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Wendy L said...

Love your card Ellie, great background and super stamping, xxx

Let's Art Journal said...

Amazing card! I love the background that you created for all those beautiful butterflies 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊

Marilyn said...

Pretty! Love the background!
Have a great day!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the butterflies!!!!!!!

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Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card with fabulous butterflies and background. The sentiment is perfect for the card theme! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Things With Wings challenge. Happy Crafting!
Glenda DT

Kathleen said...

Doesn't look to me that it was easy to make but it does look fabulous, super design and colours.

Kath x

Lin said...

Love the subtle script and the smooshing, Ellie - great design! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Mervi said...

Fabulous card Ellie, happy new week;-))m

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous card! I love all those butterflies and bugs - and I'm glad I'm not the only person who gets through black ink pads at a rate of knots.

Mummylade said...

What a wonderful sentiment!

Tracy said...

What a fabulous creation for my theme, I love it!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Amy Johnson said...

Oh such a beautiful and creative card! Love the background. Yes, the gnats and mosquitoes are horrible this year! I never heard of using vanilla before. I'll give it a try.

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in this months 'Things with Wings' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Bev x

Judy McKay said...

Lovely card. pretty details. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Judy DT

Craftyfield said...

What a lovely card! I love the background and butterflies never fail to please... Thanks for joining us at Stamplorations Theme & Sketch challenge this month!

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Ellie beautiful stamping.
Hope the gnats are not biting, here in Scotland we get Midges around July time and l have a net l wear in the garden so they don't bite my face and have to cover up completely so working on my summer tan right now. Enjoy the sunshine x Susan x

Maikreations said...

Awesome and very artistic design! Love the outline-butterflies against this fab background! ;o)Thank you for playing along with our "Things With Wings" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a lovely day and happy crafting, Maike

Josephine said...

Beautiful - love the butterflies!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful layering of colours and butterflies! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Toni said...

absolutely stunning! so glad you joined us at SOSS!

Creative world said...

Fabulous card,great coloring and design...thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE
Željka DT xx

Sian said...

Beautiful! I love the colours you've used. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.