Tuesday, 4 September 2012

I HATE spiders!!!

I hope you all took the time to do the "Jen's Sunshine" blog hop & send some love to our lovely Jen. Wow, there sure were some beautiful cards created. Thanks to everyone who stopped by my blog & left such lovely comments....I truly appreciate every one of them! I've had a very interesting few days since my last post. On Wed. evening I was sitting on the chesterfield talking on the phone to my daughter when I noticed a big red welt on the back of my leg. Within a couple of minutes my leg started to swell up & got very red, hot & painful. The next morning I could hardly walk with the pain so I phoned the clinic & got an appointment to have it looked at. One look & the doc sent me down to the emergency dept......she said I had been bitten by a spider & had cellulitis. So, I spent all day Thurs. hooked up to IV antibiotics. I have always disliked spiders but now they are on the top of my "squish list"!!! (& I didn't eve see this critter or feel the bite) While I was in emergency the doctor drew lines on my leg to mark where the inflammation was & where it spread to as the day went on. I was told not to wash the marks off until the inflammation started to receed. Well, we were going to a dinner on Sat. for our friends 50th anniversary & I was wearing white capri pants....needless to say my leg got a few stares....with it's blue road map drawn all over this nasty red calf & shin! I'm happy to report it has improved greatly. The pain is gone & the color is almost back to normal....now, does anyone know how to get these rotten pen marks off my skin? My card today is the one I made for the anniversary party on Sat. It is the first card I have ever made without an image on it & I really love how it turned out! The CS is Bazzill, DP is Basic Grey Picadilly...breakfast nook, I used the gorgeous Valerian Flourish die from Memory Box...putting 2 of them together with the Recollections flower in the center (thanks to Debby4000 for that idea!) lastly, the beautiful lace is from the dollar store....$0.25/meter....gotta love that deal!!! Whatever you are up to today I hope it makes you happy! Thanks for stopping by.      Hugs, Renee

 This is the inside of the card:

I'm going to try my luck in the following challenges:
1. Crafts 4 Eternity.....less is more
2. Daring Cardmakers.....focus on flowers
3. Inspire Me Fridays.....anything goes
4. Make it Monday.....anything goes
5. Paper Pretties.....square card
6. The Pink Elephant.....use patterned paper
7. The Cupboard Trilogy.....tic tac toe (flowers, lace & glitter (50th)
8. 2 Sisters.....use a primary color (yellow)
9. Basic Grey.....punch it (Valerian flourish)
10. Challenges 4 Everybody.....anything goes
11. Paper Crafting Journey.....anything goes
12. Through the Craftroom Door...anything goes
13. Papertake Weekly.....anything goes
14. Little Red Wagon.....use a number (50)


  1. Love your take on our challenge. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  2. Very pretty card, thank you for entering TCT, good luck xxx Zoe DT xxx

  3. Oooo...spiders are NO GOOD when it comes to people! Why don't they just eat the bugs?! So sorry you had to go through that! BUT--your card is amazing! LOVE the soft yellow!!! I'd be honored if you created something with my tutorial over at Technique Tuesday! :)

  4. What a beautiful card Renee but what a mess your leg is ...wow it must have been sore . I have no idea how to remove the lines , but sure they will fade oh my goodness poor you !!!

  5. Oh my Renee! How aweful! Spiders are on the top of my squish list to! Thankfully it has gotten better!
    Beautiful card and I do love the lace you used! Fabulous great deal!

  6. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #13, #53, # 117, #118 and #119.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  7. Lovely card! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  8. Spiders are on the top of my squish list too! I've been bitten twice but had no reaction to either thankfully. Both of them felt like a LARGE needle. So glad yours wasn't a bad one although your pain and suffering was bad enough. Some of them can be really nasty though.
    I really like your card. It's sunny and bright and so pretty with those delicate die cuts. Hugs to ya sweetie and well wishes for a swift and complete recovery!

  9. Very pretty card! It is simply elegant! Thanks for entering it in The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge:)

  10. Hope the leg is better, nasty spider. Great colors on your card, very pretty. Thank you so much for sharing with us at "Challenges4Everybody".
    good luck! Sandy :)

  11. oh gosh, I am so sorry about your spider bite. I react the exact same way, except I also tend to pass out... no fun. I'm glad to hear you are feeling better.
    have you tried nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol to take the marker off?

    your card is absolutely gorgeous!
    hope your week gets better! :)

    hugs are coming your way!

  12. Hi Renee I hope you are much better today and the leg is healing ( less blue marks too ) Hugs Elaine

  13. An absolutely gorgeous card, I love the colours and the die cuts. I dislike spiders too but at least the ones we have here don't generally bite, I hope your leg is feeling much better now
    Lindsay xx

  14. A stunning card, such a great design and beautiful colours - so elegant.
    Sandy it is necessary to use a Basic Grey product to qualify for a prize.
    Heather xx
    Thanks for joining the Basic Grey challenge

  15. Very nice card,
    thanks for joining us at DCM.

  16. On top of your squish list...LOL..I had the best laugh at that. :) My son rescues every insect he finds. Not sure where he learned that because I'm ALL about 'lessening' the population! LOL Sorry to hear about your bite, stinkin' spiders! However, I looove your gorgeous card. I just melted in all that yellow and the flourishes are such a classy touch. Gorgeous work here. :)
    hugs to you and thank you so much for sharing with us at Make It Monday.

  17. Thank-you so much for sharing your gorgeous CAS card with us at crafts 4 Eternity this week xx

  18. Gorgeous card, Renee, and what a lovely verse. Back at ya from MIM.
    Blessing hugs,

  19. What a lovely card, the colour are so summery. Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.


    TCT DT

  20. What a gorgeous card. Love the yellow tones.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.


    TCT DT

  21. This is so pretty! It has such a soft, delicate look to it with the pale yellow and white. Great job!
    What a scary story about the spider bite!!! I'm so glad you are okay!! As for the road maps, they'll wear off soon enough.

  22. Wow, I'm glad your leg is better after the spider bite...how scary!! They are on my squish list, too :) Your card is so beautiful and elegant!! I love the design!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for Chriss's Birthday Hop :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  23. Oh no! I hope your leg is doing better and that the swelling is going down. You are the 3rd person that I have heard of lately with celulitis after a spider bite. I didn't like them (the spiders) much before but now, ugh...

    Your card is so beautiful and elegant! I love the diecuts and flower.

    Take care of yourself!

  24. Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

  25. What a lovely card, thanks for joining the challenge at TTCRD. Lisa (DT) xx

  26. Gave me the shivers just reading about your bite, hope youre on the mend now.

    Your card is lovely, so sunny, bright and very pretty.

    Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Blog

    Jak xox

    (TCT DT)

  27. Love that card ! x
    Thanks for joining the CT challenge x


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