Sunday, 5 April 2020

Hope Butterfly


I belong to 2 different Crafters Companion groups on Facebook and kept seeing cards made with this beautiful butterfly die. Having done some research it was apparent that it was released on HSN in the USA in a special package that sold out and wasn't available in the UK. Loving butterflies as I do I was on the lookout for it. 

I was so very happy when I got an email to say the collection had been added the CC website and went to buy a few of the items straight away.

The Statement Butterfly is 3 dies which can be used separately or layered to make the most beautiful intricate butterfly. The bottom solid layer I cut in silver mirror card, the middle layer in dark purple solid card and then the top layer in a lighter coloured card. The top layer has been sprayed with a Silver Stick and Spray glitter from Crafter's Companion. I stuck together the 3 layers only in the centre and added some gems.

I love purple and was inspired to use the monochrome colour scheme from The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge


The card base is made using a sheet of the dark purple card stock. I added some floral paper from DCVW. The Lace Frame is from the same Nature's Garden collection. It cuts so cleanly despite the intricacy. I was very impressed with it.

The centre of the frame that was cut out was used to back the sentiment. I used a digital one from McMahon Five Designs who retired some years ago from designing stamps. I added some Sakura glitter gel pen to the hearts. I wanted to make a card that I can give to the neighbours that live closet to us to spread some love and hope at this awful time so I plan to make it in different colours. This sentiment seems particularly appropriate at the moment.

I stuck the butterfly down and this then anchored the frame to the card.

I have lots of butterflies in dies, embossing folders and rubber stamps.  It really makes a statement and I am sure will be used in many of my projects.


Card Details -

Size - A5
Digital Sentiment - McMahon Five Designs (retired)
Colouring Medium - Sakura Glitter Gel Pen
Embellishments - gemstones


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

61 comments:

  1. What a Beautiful-in-Purple card! I love it- the butterflies, the layout, the layering, the purple, the background-ALL of it! Thanks for entering JDS Blog Challenge #10. Good luck and stay be safe!
    Hugs,

    Jan (owner and illustrator Jan's Digi Shop)

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  2. A beautiful card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

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  3. This is beautiful,

    Thanks for playing along at MAWTT, Aud Sentiments and Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

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  4. This is beautiful! I have this butterfly die and I love it. Thanks so much for joining us at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges. Julie, DT member

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  5. Mandy your card is beautiful. I have that butterfly but have not used it yet. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. DT~Jana Forrest

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  6. Gorgeous card and the butterfly was worth the wait. Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

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  7. Wow! Gorgeous card - congratulations!
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    Blessings.

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  8. Very pretty. Gorgeous colours and so fabulously delicate :-)
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    Hugz
    IKE

    My Challenge Blog
    My Shop
    My Blog
    FB Fan Page
    Cat Lovers Challenge Blog

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  9. Mandy, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the purple and the die elements. Thank you so much for playing along in our Crafting Happiness Challenge last week. We have a new challenge up today! It's always Anything Goes, and this week the optional theme is Easter. Any type of crafting welcome. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

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  10. This is gorgeous! Love all the dies and die monochrome purple.
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments challenge.
    Hope you keep safe and healthy.
    Hugs from Africa!
    OlgaB

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  11. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede this week!
    Good Luck
    Crafty Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  12. You have made a beautiful card with the butterfly I adore the colour scheme x thank you for sharing at 613 Avenue Create x

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  13. WOW this is gorgeous in all those purples!

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  14. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely butterfly card with ‘Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog’; it fits perfectly with our ‘Diamante’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us next month for our new challenge and good luck in the draw. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

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  15. A simply stunning creation with this beautiful butterfly!
    Thank you so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge where it's all about bugs, blossoms or butterflies!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  16. Gorgeous card! I love the intricate details! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

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  17. Gorgeous deep colors. Stunning card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our "It's all about Animals" challenge this April.

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  18. This is gorgeous. Love the sentiment and the dies you used.
    Thank you for entering the Beauty of Botanicals Challenge at Path Of Positivity.

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  19. A beautiful card Mandy and well worth the wait for the die. Thank you for sharing this beautiful butterfly with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  20. Oh My! It really is a beautiful butterfly! Thank you so much for sharing at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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  21. Stunning card, Beautiful butterfly and wonderful sentiment. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith QKR Stampede DT

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  22. This is glorious! Loving the purple and that butterfly is a knockout!!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

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  23. Beautiful butterfly in lovely shades of purple! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

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  24. I to love butterflies, and that is a statement butterfly, gorgeous card, love the butterfly
    I am off to see if I can buy one
    Thank you for joining us
    Margaret
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  25. How wonderful to find something you've been on the hunt for! That butterfly is absolutely gorgeous! I love the purples and the beautiful lacy frame. Thanks for sharing this with us at Morgan's Artworld
    Linda

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  26. Beautiful card. Love the color combo. I love anything butterflies.'

    Thank you for sharing.
    Melanie DT

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  27. Lovely colours and that butterfly is stunning. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  28. Love the colour. Thank you for entering our Challenge at Dragonfly Dreams https://http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/
    Regards
    Mel DT
    https://melgeecrafts.com/

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  29. Gorgeous card Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over here at LeAnn’s World 101 and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for https://challengeleannsworld101.blogspot.com/

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  30. Very pretty card and awesome design...Thank you for joining us at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE ,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

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  31. Gorgeous card, I love the colours and the butterfly is amazing. Thanks for joining in this months 'Add a Butterfly' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Hugs
    Bev x

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  32. Fabulous card, I love the intricate die cuts. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Scribbles Designs, we hope to see you back again.

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  33. Such a gorgeous card. Very elegant with such a peaceful feel. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out.

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  34. What a beautiful and shining card ! The colour palet is amazing. Thanks for joining at Mix It Up Challenge and wish you good luck. Hugs, Veana R. DT

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  35. Stunning creation and loving the Purple. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday Plus Wynn DT

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  36. Gorgeous monochrome card and love the beautiful butterfly.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

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  37. A lovely card and it's a beautiful butterfly die cut.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday
    Avril x

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  38. very pretty! thank you for sharing at My Besties International Challenge
    XoXo =)
    Raelma

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  39. Lacy, elegant and so beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up to the DRU "Anything Goes" challenge. Best of luck to you.

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  40. Beautiful - that layered butterfly is so elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

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  41. Beautiful creation, and my favourite colour, thank you for sharing,
    {613 DT Member}

    Alex x

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  42. Stunning card, I can see why you wanted to use the butterfly, it's a beauty. Thanks for joining in with the Aud Sentiments Challenge, keep safe.
    Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) Aud Sentiments DT

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  43. Lovely card ! Thank you so much for playing along with my 'Animal Magic' challenge over at Country View Challenges.
    Corrie x

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  44. Your card is stunning! I really love the colors and the beautiful butterfly die! Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck!
    Blessings, Jeanie Ellis DT
    Crafter's Castle
    crafterscastle.blogspot.com
    Scrapbookingmamaw MyBlog

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  45. So Pretty Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

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  46. Soooo pretty! What woman doesn't LOVE purple? So, you KNOW I love the layers of purple shades. Great use of the die.Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
    Bev aka ARTSYSTAMPER

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  47. Hola! Tu proyecto esta divino
    Muchas gracias por participar con nosotras en My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog.
    Esperamos puedas acompañarnos en el próximo reto.
    Que tengas un bonito día
    Wendypink ( https://chocolatesrosas.blogspot.com/ ) DT en: https://mybestiesspanishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/

    Hi ! Your project is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us over here at My Besties - Spanish Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    (https://chocolatesrosas.blogspot.com/ ) DT at : https://mybestiesspanishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/

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  48. I love love love this design. Your Butterfly is amazing. Gorgeous colours and love how you have combined your frame into the tag, this looks fabulous. Lovely work here. This is so beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

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  49. Such rich colors! Thank you for joining us at 2 Crafty Critters Crazies Blog challenge. Pam ~ DT

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  50. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

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  51. Thanks for joining Creatalicious Challenges with this stunning card...love the colours and the butterflie... Great job...
    See you soon
    Lady DT

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  52. Hermosa la tarjeta ! Gracias por unirte a My Bestie Spanish Challenge (DT)

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  53. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us in the April Anything Goes + Easter challenge over at The Paper Funday Challenges! We appreciate you joining us this month!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, PFC DT
    Love To Scrap 2

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  54. Great card! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Maritza DT

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  55. Great card - gorgeous die cutting and I love the colour! Thanks for joining our challenge at Countryview Crafts this month and good luck in the draw! Hugs rachel xx

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  56. Beautiful card! Perfect for our challenge! I love your creation.
    Thanks for sharing with my besties. :)
    ~ DT Marie

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  57. Pretty card. I am sorry I am so late commenting but I have and computer issues and no one available to fix it. Thank you for sharing your project with us at Crazy Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Myrna S. Design Team Member.

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  58. Wonderful creation - thanks for sharing with us at the Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

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  59. Wow, this is a beautiful creation!
    Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.
    Ileanaxx

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  60. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional wedding” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Kreativtanten)

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