Lavender Butterfly Garden and Blog Candy

Good Tuesday morning.  I am celebrating my birthday today with a sweet lavender butterfly garden card and by offering the Memory Box Dancing Butterflies set as a blog candy gift.  All you need to do to qualify for my random drawing is leave a comment on this post by Friday, July 4th at 5:00 pm.  The winner will be announced on my Saturday post.

You would think that I would tire of making garden and fence cards but for some reason I don’t.  I like this simple layout with a fence as a backdrop for my garden of flowers and watering can. Today I was inspired to do a green and lavender color combination.  I like the green paper in the background and how it allows the crisp white fence and lavender flowers and butteflies to pop.  

KC Impression Obsession Watering Can 4 left

I started by cutting the fence and attaching it to the card base with mounting tape. I created my double matted frame and attached the grass border to the back. I applied mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached over the card base and fence. 

KC Impression Obsession Watering Can 4 center

Next I colored the watering can with a mini applicator and rust ink. I added foliage and tiny flowers to the can to create a floral bouquet and attached in behind the grass border with doubled pieces of mounting tape. Next I tucked the hollyhocks in behind the grass and attached with glossy accents.  I inserted several lavender butterflies into the scene for the finishing touch and especially because they make me happy.

KC Impression Obsession Watering Can 4 close

Here’s a closer view of the watering can bouquet.

KC Impression Obsession Watering Can 4 right

Thanks for stopping by today and good luck on winning the sweet butterfly set

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

 

81 thoughts on “Lavender Butterfly Garden and Blog Candy”

  1. WOW! Beautiful card! And I’m not just saying that because purple and green are my two favorite colors… Although that may be what made me click on your card on SCS and then go to your blog! LOL

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  2. Happy Birthday to You, Kittie!!! I enjoy your creations so very much. I never tire of ANY of the elements you use! They are all so gorgeous, and they make me smile. I am in awe of your skills, and your talents as an artist. I hope you have a most wonderful day!

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  3. Such a talented lady. I look forward to your card each and every day. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
    I hope you have a “wonderful” birthday!!!

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  4. Purple, green and butterflies. Just beautiful together. I love the card and would love to win the die. Butterflies are my favorite and oh so beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  5. Your garden and fence creations always amaze me! Happy Birthday to you, Kittie! Hope your day is filled with dancing butterflies! Thanks for sharing with us πŸ™‚

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  6. As always this is a BEAUTIFUL card. Butterflies, dragonflies, and birds are my favorite additions for cards. Happy Birthday! May this new year of your life be filled with many wonderful memories.

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  7. Happy Birthday! Love this card. I never get tired of fences, flowers of any kind and butterfly s. Always love seeing your cards. Edna

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  8. Good Morning, Kittie, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR KITTIE,HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. May you have a day full of love and joy. Our days are always full with your love as we gaze on your creations.
    A perfect card with flowers and butterflies to celebrate. Awesome…..Big Hugs

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  9. Because of you I have begun to collect Memory Box dies too.
    Hope your birthday is as wonderful as the cards you create!

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  10. Hi Kittie,… from the most southern part of Africa! First of all I love your grey hair, secondly I think your card is fantastic and thirdly, may your day be filled with blessings and surprises from around the world! Hope you have a wonderful birthday. Erna Kemp… Cape Town… South Africa

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  11. Happy Birthday! Thank you for all of the great inspiration I get from your blog. Each card is prettier than the last! πŸ™‚

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  12. Dear Kittie,
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!
    I wish you many happy moments in your next year, good health and keep your wonderful creativity!!!
    When I was with you, I’d like to sing for you… Kittie, have a wonderful day with your loved ones!!!
    I wish I knew earlier that today is your birthday… πŸ™‚
    The card is gorgeous Kittie…..as always!!!
    A big Birthday Hug and Kiss from Eva from the Netherlands.

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  13. Well first of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY KITTIE, the card is beautiful and I love the colors, I am a nut for purple. The watering can is such a special touch tucked in with all the flowers.
    Hugs and God Bless,
    Gretchen

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  14. I am always amazed at the fresh and beautiful scenes you create! Hope you never tire of them cuz they inspire me, always.

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  15. What a beautiful card. Your work always amazes me. Happy birthday, I hope you have a wonderful blessed day!
    Jen W.

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  16. Happy birthday to you, and many more! I’m so glad that you don’t get tired of doing garden and fence cards. Every time I see one of your creations I am amazed at how you have ideas for different ways to create that scene! So beautiful!

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  17. Happy, Happy Birthday Kittie!!!! How wonderful that you get to do your favorite thing on your birthday…create! Your card is Gorgeous, as they always are…..such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
    Hugs,
    Jan

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  18. A Very Happy Birthday To You Ms. Kitty And Many Happy Returns Of The Day!
    I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one who adores your garden scenes, as well as your 3D floral arrangements and your woodland scenes. Keep them coming!
    Big Hugs,
    Laura C.

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  19. Happy Birthday! What a nice for me to learn I share the same birthday with such a talented woman. I love all of your cards & appreciate that you include the recipe for us to duplicate it. Yours are always better than my attempts. Lol what a wonderful birthday present if I were to win! Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day. Shari Albrecht

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  20. Hello Kittie;
    Happy Birthday to you. You were born on Canada Day! I think that may be lucky!
    I love your cards, your scenes and your tutorials, and I would love to win the Dancing Butterflies to play with.
    Sheila

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  21. Happy Birthday to one of the most talented women existing today! This project has my favorite color combination … very sweet! Wishing you the best today and always.

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  22. AAAWWWWWW….Happy Birthday, Kittie….hope you have a fun day planned with lots of cake, ice cream, gifts and laughs. You are such a wonderful crafter.
    Love your card and the little butterflies are perfect. I’m such a die fanatic, too….have you seen the new release???? Drooling here and expect we’ll be seeing many of the new dies in your creations to come.
    Happy Birthday to such a terrific person!!!

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  23. Happy Birthday Kittie! May many blessings come your way. What a lovely card. I love the color combination. I always enjoy your flower and fence cards. Keep them coming!

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  24. Well first of all, HAAPY BIRTHDAY. May all of your birthday wishes come true!!
    And second, what a pretty card…. I love the colors. The lavender and the greens are gorgeous together. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity

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  25. Wow Kittie, another gorgeous card! I so enjoy your creations. Thanks for sharing them with us. Happy Happy Birthday!

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  26. Happy Birthday to you. May you have a vey special day.
    Thank you always for sharing your beautiful card creations
    with your blog readers. Always is a bright spot in my day to
    enjoy your lovely creations.

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  27. Oh thank goodness I got my power back after a horrendous storm here in Illinois and so much destruction in time not to miss saying “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to a very special lady. Love butterflies and the color purple and lilac and with the green its gorgeous. Always admire each and every one of your creations, and, so happy to know you never tire of creating them. Hope you have a special day with special treats, you are very special lady. Hugs

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  28. Happy Birthday! Your cards are such inspiration to me. My favorites are your beach cards. One of these days I will be able to make one also. Thanks for sharing your gifts with all of us.

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  29. Happy birthday wishes. I love how you’ve used my 2 favorite colors right now . . . lavender and green. Your design is beautiful

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  30. Happiest of Birthdays to you and WOW, this card is so beautiful. I am loving purple and green together…it is such a fresh look! And I have been craving a butterfly die for ever so long so keeping my fingers crossed!!

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  31. Happy Birthday Kittie! Your cards are always so pretty and I especially like the garden ones! These purple blossoms and butterflies are gorgeous and look wonderful with the green striped background. Thank you for inspiring us!!

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  32. Firstly – Happy Birthday Kittie! Your card is so very pretty – gorgeous colours and a great design as usual. I do enjoy looking at all your clever cards – thank you! thanks also for the chance to win the sweet butterfly dies.

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  33. Happy Birthday to you, Kittie! Lovely card! I think the details are amazing! Love the watering can with that rusted look (will have to try that with the IO bucket!) and all those beautiful flowers and butterflies! Also love the fence, and it’s always a treat seeing your creations!

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  34. Happy Birthday Kittie, I hope you received as many beautiful birthday cards today and in the mail like you indulge us with every day. Such inspirational crafter.

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  35. Happy Birthday! It’s my yorkies birthday also, please don’t be insulted. I’ve been lurking for awhile and always look forward to your beautiful cards. I have bought a bunch of impression obsession dies recently because of them. Luckily I did not purchase the butterflies. Thank you so much for having the chance at the giveaway . I hope you birthday was a good one.

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  36. Happy Birthday! Another beautiful card from you!! I always enjoy your combination of die cut shapes and papers and this is so pretty! I would love to win the butterfly dies…thanks for the chance!

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  37. Happy Birthday Kittie!!! Another absolutely beautiful card. I enjoy making flowers and you have inspired me to try new methods to improve thier appearance….thank you. I really look forward to your blog and seeing your latest work. Thank you so much for sharing with us. Please include me in your give away, and thank you for the chance to win. Enjoy your day!

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  38. Happy Birthday Kittie.
    May I say that you’re an inspiration to me? I bought some dies to make those lovely flower arangements too.
    Lovely to see the idea of making lavender out of the hollylocksdie.

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  39. Happy Birthday! Another beautiful creation. I have a folder just for your cards, great inspiration. Thanks for the chance.

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  40. So appreciative of the little pieces of happiness I find in my inbox from you on most days. Your art inspires me to create. And buy more dies! πŸ™‚

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  41. Another beautiful fun card. I look forward each day or two when I can check you r blog and admire your latest creation. You are an inspiration. Happy Belated Birthday hope is was special. deb

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  42. Happy Birthday! I feel like we have received the gift–your card is absolutely gorgeous. The colors are some of my favorites and the rusty little watering can is delightful. I was so happy to discover your blog recently as you create some of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. Each morning now I look forward to seeing what is new from you. Thank you for the inspiration. Have a wonderful day!!

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  43. I hope you had a beautiful birthday! July 1st is Canada Day here, similar to your July 4th. It’s Canada’s birthday! Your card is beautiful. I love the watering can full of the purple flowers. I already have the dancing butterfly die, so if you pull mine, please choose another comment. Have a beautiful day. Thank you for all the beautiful, creative inspiration you share.
    Jacquelene L
    Canada

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  44. Hello Kittie! Hope you had a wonderful birthday! This is such a beautiful card! You really have a way with dies. Love your gorgeous creations!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  45. Happy, happy, happy birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day. Your card is beautiful (as usual). Thanks for offering the blog candy.

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  46. Happy Birthday, Kittie!! Your card is beautiful. Your attention to detail is amazing! Thank you for the blog candy.

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  47. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! LOVE ALL YOUR DESIGNS. LOVE THAT YOU EXPLAIN HOW TO RECREATE YOUR DESIGNS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING AND GIVING ME INSPIRATION!

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  48. Happy Birthday Kittie….looks like you made your own birthday card…..absolutely beautiful…love the lavender and the rust on the watering can…all of these are lovely I have been out of pocket for awhile..Have a beautiful day
    Hugs,
    Vickie

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