Friday 23 July 2021

Happy Birthday Statement Butterfly


Recently I was a featured creator at Scrapping4fun Challenges with a Christmas card I made. 

I am delighted to be a guest designer for the new challenge 197 which starts today. 

The theme for this challenge is Birthday to celebrate the blog's birthday and also Rachelle. 
Many happy returns to them both.

At the beginning of the pandemic I had gone through my scraps and cut a load of butterflies using my gorgeous Statement Butterfly dies from Crafter's Companion. I made a series of cards in al different colours and styles but had a couple of butterflies left that I put to one side. This beautiful butterfly is really big and detailed and most definitely one of my most used items.

The butterfly was already assembled and ready to add to a card. This one has a top layer of pink and has inked wings using a lilac pearlescent ink pad. I like to leave the wings loose on the middle and top layers to add dimension and the bottom solid layer is firmly stuck down.

I used a dark purple card base and added a layers of pale pink. I used a cream pearl card and embossed it in a really old Cuttlebug embossing folder. I was really surprised that I have never used it before. I have catalogued all my dies, stamps and embossing folders in Evernote and when I make something with it I add an image to the file. This way I can make a concerted effort to ACTUALLY USE my supplies and not just collect and store them.

I added clear gems to the body and some glitter domes to add a bit of interest to the background.

Finally I added a sentiment and some small purple gems.

Thank you to Scrapping4fun Challenges for the opportunity to be a Guest DT on this challenge. Head on over there yourself to take part with your birthday creations.

Totally amazed that Sara Davies herself from Crafter's Companion left me a lovely comment on this card on Facebook.

Card Details -

Size - 6” Square

Die - Statement Butterfly (Crafter’s Companion)

Embossing Folder - Stylized Flowers (Cuttlebug)

Embellishments - Gems, Glitter domes

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


  1. Wow, that butterfly looks amazing! Love all the dimension and detail in this card. Thank you for joining us at AAA Birthday!

  2. Beautiful Birthday card! I love the pretty butterfly and all the detail.
    Thank you for your GD creation at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  3. Congrats on your GDT Mandy-love your beautiful card and gorgeous layered butterfly
    Carol x

  4. That is an amazing butterfly, Mandy, and I think embossing the background was genius. It really adds so much interest to your design! I wish I had started to use Evernote years ago when I first heard about it. I love that you add an image of your card to know that you've used the product. Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Hi Mandy just popping back to say---Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and hope you will join us again
    Carol DT x

  6. That butterfly is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at ATSM!

  7. Beautiful butterfly, sits perfectly on the embossed background panel. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  8. Gorgeous layered butterfly on your embossed background. Love the colors too. Thanks so much for joining us at AAA Birthday blog, hope to see you again. Tina

  9. Wow, the butterfly certainly stands out, thanks for joining us at the Allsorts challenge, xxx

  10. This is very pretty and perfect for a lady, thank you so much for joining in my 'Feminine' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  11. So beautiful, what a great butterfly..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. Fabulous butterfly, gorgeous card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  13. Beautiful card! Love the butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafter's Cafe.
    DT Stacey

  14. Gorgeous card, love the big beautiful butterfly!
    Thanks for "bugging out" with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!

  15. Oh Mandy, that butterfly is gorgeous! Love the embossed background too, such a pretty card!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us this week over at Creative Knockouts for our Die Cuts/Punches challenge, Good Luck!!

  16. Your stunning butterfly is a knockout, Mandy!! So clever having a simple EF background to allow it to shine!! Ilove all the layers! Thanks so much for sharing at HLS Anything Goes with Dies! Stay safe! :)


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