Sunday, 28 April 2013

Purple butterfly & lattice

Hi, I just got back from a garage sale/market at one of the small town near where I live. I bought a fantastic yellow textured bottle, (made in Spain) for $1!! Hubby's not too sure why I'm so pleased with my purchase, but it'll be perfect for the paper flowers I am going to make. When I buy my tattered flowers die that is!!

Edited to add: My sister, who lives 3 hours away from me wants to see the yellow bottle! So, here it is. Not cleaned up or anything yet. I just love the shape and the detail!

I've made a couple of cards using the snippet leftovers from a mauve and shimmery white marshmallow coloured card I made recently. In that card I used the mauve cut outs, the frame was the leftover.

So, I thought I'd use it as a lattice for some greenery. The Madeira corner has an extra piece added on from another snippet, the flowers are also punched from scrappy bits.

I'm going to enter the snippets playground  at Pixie's Crafty Workshop, there are always some fantastic creations being made there!

I'm also entering the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

Make it Monday is a new blog I just discovered. It's an Anything Goes theme each week and it's all about e sharing projects and finding inspiration. Sounds like another great playground to visit !

Materials used: Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil coverplate die; Memory Box Madeira corner die, 2 butterfly dies and Primo label die; EK Success & Punch Bunch flower punches; Twinkling H2os and vellum for butterfly; sentiment sticker from stash.

Thanks for visiting :)


  1. Beautiful........loved the soft colors.

  2. Hi Cathy. Really pretty trellis and flowers ... we were on the same wavelength today! :) Love the color combination! Loll xx

  3. Just love the lattice card - so pretty with the flowers in the corner... And I completely understand why you had to have the yellow glass bottle... can't wait to see it full of paper blooms... Mxx

  4. Gorgeous card Cathy! So elegant and I love it. Were you rattling the Playground gates then?

    Great find with the bottle, and have also just twigged who your Sis is :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  5. Your card looks so beautiful, impressive what can be made of leftovers! The purple lattice against the white background makes such a beautiful background for your die cut butterfly and flowers! I spotted your card on MIM.

  6. This is just so pretty and delicate.

  7. Beautiful card, Cathy - lovely colours and I like the trellis. Like, too, the yellow bottle and can quite see why you are so pleased with your find :) Elizabeth xx

  8. That lattice work is stunning. Love it on this card. Just going to have a look back now and see what you did with the inserts. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. The frame has made a stunning lattice for your amazing card, Cathy! And I totally agree, that bottle rocks it! Great find!!

  10. HI soo u on MIM,beautyful...

  11. Lovely lattice card! And great bottle!

    Sarn xxx

  12. Just love this...looks just like a little corner of a flower garden!

    The lattice is so pretty and love the corner layered overtop with the added bit in the corner...
    So very pretty...great use of snippets!

  13. Gorgeous card!! Love the beautiful dies you used!!

    Pretty bottle too!! Great find! ;)

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  14. Hard to realize this lovely card is 'snippet' materials. So very beautiful & the colors are so evocative of spring. Loved the touch of green with your diecut corner & the tiny flowers. And your bottle is a real find. I'm like you...I go for shapes & colors. This will be beautiful on a window shelf with the sun streaming through it, even before you put your flowers in it! TFS & have a grand day.

  15. Really pretty - love the trellis work. Lynn x

  16. What a beautiful lattice! I love the little flowers on the Madeira diecut and the butterfly is beautiful!

  17. Beautiful & elegant!! Hugs Juls xxx

  18. Gorgeous card, and I love the lattice frame, far too good to waste.
    Saw this on MIM and came for a closer look.


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