Monday 12 April 2021

Make The Cards Featured Creator


I was recently a Featured Creator at Make The Cards Challenge with my Easter card and invited to be a Guest Design Team Member on the new challenge starting today which is to use Butterflies on your card.

Well any regular visitor to my blog knows I love me some butterflies.  I have many, many dies and stamps and countless papers of every colour so this was a very easy challenge for me.

For this card I just had to use my favourite butterfly die which is Statement Butterfly from Crafter’s Companion. It is quite a large size and definitely makes a statement.  There are 3 layers to it which you can use independently or combine them together as I have done here. The bottom layer is solid lighter blue cardstock, middle layer is navy cardstock and the top layer is an iridescent paper which I have added colour with a Distress ink pad. I like to leave the layers separated so you create lift and dimension.

I used a sheet of A4 navy card for the base and added some pretty blue paper which was a magazine freebie. The Intricate Lace Frame die from Crafter’s Companion cuts this beautiful delicate frame which is so pretty. The inside of this has been used as a mat for the sentiment which is a digi from a retired company McMahon Five Designs. I made a series of cards last year using this sentiment and butterfly with lots of different colour variations. It is particularly useful to cheer people up and spread hope in the dark days we have all experienced over the last year. 

I do hope you will pop over to the challenge blog and 'Make The Card' with a beautiful butterfly.

Card Details -

Size - A5

Dies - Statement Butterfly & Intricate Lace Frame (Crafter’s Companion)

Digital Sentiment - McMahon Five Designs (Retired)

Colouring Medium - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Denim

Embellishments - stick on gems

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


  1. YAY! Congrats on being our featured creator! This card and that butterfly are BEAUTIFUL! Fabulous job! Hugs

  2. Hi Mandy! Such a pretty card, love the lacy looking die cut and the shades of blue on the butterfly. Congrats on being our featured creator this week at Make the Cards Challenge!

  3. Stunning card .. love the design and style.
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge.
    Good Luck
    Rose DT

  4. Oh this is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge. Good luck with your entry - Patsy DT

  5. Lovely creation! Thanks for joining us over at TPS.
    Love n hugs

  6. Wow, stunning butterfly and lovely card. XOX

  7. Beautiful card. Thanks you for joining with us at Digi Choosday Crafting challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  8. This has come together beautifully!
    Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious.
    Good luck, we all hope to see you and your wonderful creations again!
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie DT member.

  9. How gorgeous this is, Mandy! hugs, de

  10. A beautiful card, so elegant and delicate. Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

  11. Beautiful card and fabulous sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  12. Beautiful card as always Mandy. And with you digital element being the sentiment you're proving that we really do mean it doesn't have to be the main focus of the card.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  13. Beautiful - love that butterfly.

    Thanks for joining us at the Aud Sentiments Challenge.

    Helen x

  14. Lovely Card. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge.

  15. We share the passion of butterflies, and that is a gorgeous butterfly, I like the sentiment used, which means the card is acceptable to us
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  16. Such a beautiful card. I too love butterflies and your butterfly really does make a statement.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  17. This is so adorable! I love that butterfly. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Merja DT

  18. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles this month for our "Animals, butterflies and/or Insects" Challenge.

  19. Gorgeous card Mandy. I was beginning to worry about what you had or had not used until I got down to the origin of the sentiment. Phew!.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  20. Such a lovely card with the beautiful dies and perfect quote! Gorgeous colors and patterns in the background paper! Congrats on being a Featured Creator!! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  21. That's a beautiful butterfly. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  22. Beautiful card Mandy. I like the monochromatic colour scheme and the sentiment is a perfect fit for the image. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digis Challenge Blog.

  23. This is such a sweet card and beautiful butterfly! Thanks for sharing your card at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  24. Wow! This card is so lovely and elegant! I love the sentiment too!

    Thank you for joining us at International Art & Soul.

    Chriss - INAS - DT

  25. A pretty card in lovely shades of blue. Gorgeous butterfly.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore April Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  26. Pretty and elegant card!

    Thank you for joining us at Ike's blog challenge!

  27. A gorgeous card Mandy and the butterfly is definately a statement piece. I really do like the sentiment on your card too. Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft & Create, happy crafting Michelle DT x

  28. Im back again Mandy, Congratulations with being feature creature with your card.The irridecscent panels in your butterfly wings really stand out on your card. So pretty, great detail.Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chains, happy crafting Michelle DT x

  29. Absolutely gorgeous! Love me some butterflies too (and dragonflies)! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  30. Absolutely beautiful!!! I love butterflies and those shades of blue are just so pretty. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  31. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us your patterned papers at Crafty Hazel Nut's Patterned Paper Monthly Challenge - Myrna DT

  32. A stunning butterfly, Mandy, and such a gorgeous card!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my April Crafty Wednesday challenge. A new theme starts tomorrow, would love for you to stop by and check it out then!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  33. Wonderful butterfly!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    DT for AG with Dies
    Calling All Crafters! – My Blog!


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