Wednesday 19 March 2014


Have done a few bits the last couple of days - this one was inspired by a creation on Pinterest sometime last year and I drew a rough sketch and kept it - thinking it would be great for using up odd bits of paper.
So use up I have! Melissa Frances Fifth Avenue to be exact - and theres only now 3 full pieces left.. so am feeling very pleased with myself that I am sticking to the 'use up the paper' promise I made.

Not only that I finally opened a pack of pink parchment paper and used a piece of that as a background as I didn't want plain white card (couldn't find any pink card the right shade!).

The dots and music paper with edges distressed duly stitched to the parchment.
Some lace from my stash and some pink shoestring ribbon threaded through a pink button and tied into a bow.
The little tage sentiment is a teeny scrap from the same paper pad and I just stamped a very small sentiment onto it.

Cut out two scalloped circles and mounted with foam pads.
The butterfly was cut out with a die - (twice) and glued together so I could pop up the top set of wings to give some depth. Not sure which make the die is!!
A quick and easy card and used up scraps!

Challenges -
Butterfly Challenge - Stitching
Penny's Paper Crafty - Buttons/Bows 
Make My Monday - Butterflies
SOS - Buttons/Bows
Pixies Playground - Snippets
Dragonfly Dreams - Up in the Air

Thanks for looking - am now off for a quickie trawl through Blogland to catch up with you all! x


Lynne said...

This is gorgeous Viv. Well done on using your snippets. Lovely to see all your pinks the same shade. I have a heck of a job sometimes with shades of pink lol.
Lynne xxx

vic said...

Viv this is just beautiful! Gorgeous baby pink colours and polkadots they look fab together! I really like the butterfly and lace
Vic x

brenda said...

Nice shabby chic feel to a pretty card Viv.

You were not the only one who lost their voice Sunday, what a game or what. Watching the current game and hoping with passion the Greeks can do their stuff.

B x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely snippets card Viv love your lace and muted colours


Kathleen said...

This is just gorgeous, love the subtle pink and the bow through the button and don't tell anyone I said this but I do like that butterfly.

Kath x

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous composition Viv, a great gentle card. xx Flora

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card viv. I love the delicate shade of pink and gorgeous detailing especially the butterfly.
Sue xx

Netty said...

Beautiful delicate card Viv, Annette x

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful "shabby" card, Viv! the soft pinks feel so peaceful and feminine! Very pretty card. hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

coops said...

so gorgeous viv.i love your butterfly and the pink is so delicate ;D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

stunning card Viv. x

Wendy said...

So beautiful Viv, love the pretty butterfly and soft colours.
Wendy xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous card.... Love the lace.... Gorgeous card.....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

scrappymo! said...

This card is so lovely. I like the soft pinks...but also love the combo of the musical paper with the dotty paper. Very pretty.

Mrs A. said...

I love this card to bits. So dreamy and the colours are so me.
The butterfly is by Cheery Lynn
Design 'DL 113AB' I know cos I have it myself!. Thankyou for fluttering by #3 with this gorgeous card. hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card Viv, love it.
Caz x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Gorgeous shabby chic card Viv. The papers are gorgeous and love the butterfly. Susan x

Sarn said...

Oh this is such a pretty card Viv.

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Canonbury creations said...

Pretty feminine card Viv, love the delicate colour and that gorgeous lace!
Val x

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Viv. Just adore the vintage pink colouring the wonderful textures.
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Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab deign and

Jackie said...

Love the delicate prettiness of this beautiful card :o)
Jackie xx

Donna said...

Ohhhh Viv this is sooo sooo very pretty! Love the vintage feel of your card! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!

Leslie Hanna said...

Great use of stash - so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

debby4000 said...

Such a beautiful card.

Di said...

WOW Viv, absolutely gorgeous card there. I love the softness of the pinks, beautiful lace and BPs.........and Kath even said she liked the butterfly!! Victory :)



sallysbitz2 said...

This is Gorgeous and perfect size to use up scraps. I may take a leaf out of your book.

hugs sally x

Viv said...

How fabulous Viv, love that soft colour and that pretty butterfly too :) Viv xx

Anonymous said...

The lace, butterfly, & music with that dainty ribbon all come together nicely to make this a very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams. We hope that you will join us again very soon. Hugs~Patti

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Viv, love all the pink, Cathy x

Vicky Hayes said...

This is very pretty and romantic looking Viv! Vicky x

Sue - said...

Such a pretty feminine card. Sorry I'm a bit late with commenting this week on the playground cards.

Twinks Stamping said...

Very pretty and feminine card xxx Jan

Twinks Stamping said...

Very pretty and feminine card xxx Jan

Unknown said...

Very pretty card, love the pastel colour palatte
Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
Hugs katie x

Laurian said...

What a lovely card!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this week and I hope you join us again soon!



Laurian said...

How perfectly elegant!
Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you'll join us again soon!