Friday, July 29, 2011

Buttons and Bows

This week it's Sharon's first time to set a challenge over on The Daring Cardmakers:
Cute as a Button
It's Sharon here with my first ever dare - how exciting! My challenge for you all this week is to create a card using buttons - but hold on, it's not that simple, oh no. I'd like you to use buttons in the main feature of your card, not just as an added embellishment in the corner.
As usual there are some fab ideas and wonderful cards on the blog, so we're hoping lots of people will feel inspired to join in this week.
For some reason I couldn't get the phrase "Buttons and Bows" out of my head - I think maybe it's a line from some old fashioned song, but I haven't got round to googling it so I don't know.
So I decided to go with a ribbons and buttons theme and make a New Baby card.  This idea looked better in my head, I think I should have gone with the "less is more" rule, but once I'd covered my desk with my ribbon and button stash I got rather carried away!!
 I used:
Smooth white card blank, Pink card, Turquoise card, White card, 
MS Doily Lace border punch, 
Rbbons, Seam binding, Pink twine, 
Buttons from stash and from THIS pastel mix pack pastel 
The top section of the sentiment was pc generated, the "buttons and Bows" part is cut on the Craft Robo.  
I used the same "Curlz" font for both, but welded the letters together for the cutting version - there is a tutorial HERE on how I do this.

Maybe one day I'll have another go and see if I can get something along the same lines that I'm happier with.
It's definitely worth visiting the DCM blog to see what eveyone has come up with, it's such a colourful blog this week
Tomorrow we'll be seeing the people we hope will be designing our new kitchen to see the first ideas they've come up with - scary stuff! It would be lovely if, once we've decided on everything a nice little Kitchen Fairy would come and wave her wand and everything was done.  I'm really not looking forward to having the builders in knocking down walls, building walls etc etc again.  It's going to be even more chaos than when we had the bathrooms done a few years ago.  The good thing is that, having decided to do the whole kitchen/utility/cloakroom/inner hall area in one go it will mean that most of the internal renovation stuff will be finished.

Right, I suppose I should stop this waffling and do some work.
Thanks for visiting


Angelnorth said...

Cute baby card, love all the ribbons and buttons (and yes, buttons and bows is from an old song - it's the one that everyone can play on the piano because there's only one black note in it!)

Anonymous said...

Really cute card Kathy, love all the buttons and bows..x

Rein said...

Beautiful as always!

Faye said...

Oh this is adorable. All the sweet bows look really pretty. x

Janice said...

Lovely ribbons and buttons, I don't think you have overdone it at all.

Lythan said...

What a delightful card. Love all the trimmings! Have fun with the kitchen designer tomorrow

Allison said...

lovely card Kathy
Allison x

Jules said...

Oh wow Kathy

Lots of scrummy ribbons and buttons here.

Love the sentiment you have added too!!

Have a great weekend.

Love Jules xx

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Fabulous card - I love the idea of ribbons and buttons, and it's absolutely perfect for a baby card.

Creative Treasures said...

Fab card, love the sentiment and the colours are so pretty, just perfect for a baby card.


purple_pea_fran said...

Sooo cute, what a fab bambino card!

Fran x

Keilly said...

Adorable baby card, those colours are gorgeous!