Monday 4 May 2020

Hope Butterfly Purple & Teal

This is another card in my series of Hope Butterflies. I have been making these for friends and neighbours using the same Statement Butterfly and sentiment. They have been well received by the recipients so far. It is bringing me joy making them as each one is different. I am using papers from my scrap drawers for the most part. The butterflies were all cut over the same 2 day period. As I am making the cards I am putting together a sketch and pretty papers and voila.

The base layer of the butterfly is an iridescent pink cardstock. This was part of the packaging from some pre-cut die cuts that I had purchased a long time ago. The middle layer is a scrap of DCWV paper. The top layer is white hammered card which has been inked with a pearlescent pink ink pad and white around the edges. Dark purple gems were added to the body.

I used sketch 180 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 for the layout of the card.

I have just had a Cartload deal from Crafter's Companion of some of the Vintage Lace collection. There were loads of dies and some pretty papers. The colours are mainly purple & teal and I used these papers to make this card. The base teal textured cardstock and the 2 patterned papers are CC products. the glittery purple cardstock is from my stash.

I have added some home made enamel dots that are made from pony beads that you melt in the oven. I bought a couple of small bags from Ebay and these pearlescent ones worked really well.  I found the tutorial here on Creative Bug on the Loose a long time ago and finally got round to making them. I am really pleased with how they turned out.

I used a digital sentiment from McMahon Five Designs who retired some years ago from designing stamps. I coloured the hearts with and red glitter gel pen. This was cut using a Baroque Frame die from Crafter's Companion.

Card Details -

Size - 8" x 8"
Digital Sentiment - McMahon Five Designs (retired)
Papers - Vintage Lace collection by Crafter's Companion
Colouring Medium - Sakura Glitter Gel Pen & Brilliance Pearlescent Ink Pad
Embellishments - Gemstones & enamel dots

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Such a beautiful card Mandy! The teal and purple colors go so well with the butterfly! xx

  2. Beautiful, that butterfly is amazing. Emma

  3. I love that you are using up scraps which really fits perfectly with that sketch. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene DT

  4. Absolutely gorgeous work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  5. Stunning butterfly, love the design and the beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

  6. Lovely card Mandy, this is a beautiful butterfly know wonder why your neighbours are loving your cards. I adore your colour combo and I must look and what you did with these beads. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your card with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  7. A super colour palette with such depth, many thanks for sharing and joining in our 'Butterflies' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  8. A stunning butterfly, thank you for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

    Lovely project and the butterfly is stunning Thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create Hugs Terry (DT) xxx

  10. such a stunning card, thank you for playing with us at MMM

  11. A beautiful card, I bought those Vintage Lace papers earlier this year and really love them. Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
    Anne SSW2-DT

  12. Mandy- A beautiful butterfly card from a talented artist! That should give everyone you send it to hope! As always thank you for entering JDS May Blog Challenge!
    Jan (owner/illustrator- Jan's Digi Stamps Shop)

  13. Fabulous card ,great colors and design ...Thank you for joining us at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE ,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  14. Very pretty card. I love the colors and images. Great design. So glad you shared over at Catch the bug (and Crafty Catz) Be safe and stay strong.

  15. Very pretty and great use of the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  16. Lovely project! Thank you for entering our butterfly-challenge at Allsorts this week.

  17. Amazing! Thank you for play with us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry.

  18. Stunning card! Wonderful butterfly as a focal point on your card.

    We're so glad you could join us & we hope to see you again in the next Papercraft Business Challenge!.
    Anna – Design Team member at Papercraft Business
    Visit my blog - Crafty Anna Studio.
    You can also find me on Instagram - CraftyAnna Studio
    Thank you!

  19. Beautiful project Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Wendy DT Member for

  20. Very pretty card. I love the colours and the lovely sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Make my Monday. Love Dawn x

  21. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede Challenge. DT Kathy [] PS Sorry I'm a bit late at posting this. I have no excuse except that social isolation is making me a bit dingy!!

  22. WOW, what a magnificent butterfly, Mandy! I adore all the layers. Perfect color combo. I'm wearing 3 DT hats today -Thanks so much for supporting our "Anything Goes" challenges by playing along at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Jan's Digi Stamps this month and at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck in all 3 challenges. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  23. Thank you so much for playing along in our Crafting Happiness Challenge last week. Top picks will be posted to the blog today. Swing by to see if you are listed! A new challenge starts tomorrow. Always Anything Goes with an Optional Twist. Hope you’ll share your creations again!

    Hugs! Janis

    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner

    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

  24. Sorry I had to delete my previous comment.
    A very beautiful butterfly card and a pretty take on the sketch. Thanks for sharing your project with us at the Path of Positivity . We hope you'll come back soon.

  25. Beautiful card Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Wendy DT Member for

  26. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, A Bit More Time to Craft,Creative Fingers and Jan's Digis. Hope to see you again next time.

  27. Hi Mandy. Love what you are doing with the butterflies, plus you are using up your scraps. Bonus! Thanks so much for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge Blog!  XXO, Aimeslee DT

  28. I love the collage feel and the color combination. Thanks for playing along with Papercraft Business Challenges!
    Jill – Design Team member
    Visit my blog - Killeen House Studio

  29. Oh wow - those colors are gorgeous! Love the butterfly!

    TY for joining us at Love to Scrap!
    ~Michele, DT

  30. Just like I said before - WOW!

    TY for joining us at Mix It Up!!
    ~Michele, DT

  31. What a beautiful card. Love the butterfly and details. Thanks for playing with us this month at 613 Avenue Create Challenge. AJ DT 613

  32. I live your butterfly! Gorgeous! Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck!
    Blessings, Jeanie Ellis DT
    Crafter's Castle
    Scrapbookingmamaw MyBlog

  33. Beautiful card - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at the Get Creative Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  34. Wonderful creation! I love design and big butterfly! Beautiful colours!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge May "ATG". Sorry for late comment.

  35. Is so nice¡¡ I Love the butterflies¡
    Thanks for participating with us in CORROSIVE CHALLENGE BLOG
    Haideelum DT CCB

  36. Beautiful card Mandy. Love that butterfly.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #131 sponsored by Lemon Shortbread.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions


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