Monday 16 June 2008

Challenge 19: Buttons & Buckles

Hi everyone! Thankyou for taking part in last week's challenge, all your work was great! This week's theme is 'Buttons & Buckles'. The design team have made a few examples for you below. It's up to you what you create, Perhaps a Card, Tag, ATC, Skinny, Scrapbook page, Fatbook Page (4x4) Gothic Arch, Moo Mini card, Skinny, Inchie or Altered art. (Have fun!)

Congratulations to Den you have won last week's prize! Please email us your details and we will post you your prizes.

This week's Prize, supplied by one of our design team, Kate, is a selection of some stamped images. Everyone who takes part in this week's challenge by ( 10pm Monday 23rd of June GMT) will be entered into a prize draw and 1 lucky person's name will be selected at random, winning everything seen.

We will announce the winner next week,

Kate, Wendy, Lesley, Fifi, Becky & Jo


For my card I have used a K & Co striped paper, yellow card, pink card and pale grey card. The stamps are Elusive Images and they have been embossed in silver detail embossing powder. I have added buttons and twine to the centre of the flowers and attached 3D to the base card. I have embellished with a pink flower buckle and silver grey organza ribbon.


I coloured Tilda with distress inks and matted her on top of various patterned papers which I doodled around. I sewed buttons onto the card and also stitched the stem of the flower. The buckle is a chipboard sticker threaded through ribbon.

I stamped a Little Cotton Rabbit image and water coloured and Stickled her. I matted her onto my card, together with a Penny Black greeting, and some buttons and sparkly gems. I used peeloffs for the name, and some lilac grosgrain ribbon to go through the buckle, and finally added a large silver number 1!

I cut an oval of cream card and stamped Tilda with black archival ink in the centre. I paper pieced Tilda's dress & bow and coloured the rest of her with prisma pencils blended with sansodor and highlighted her with iridescent medium. I glued buttons around the edge of the oval. I stuck patterned paper to a 4x4 piece of mountboard and then glued the oval centrally. I doodled around the edge of the page and hand wrote 'for you' in brown felt tip pen.

I watercoloured a Hanglar image and used black, cream and blue card stock, as well as some K & co floral paper. I added some paper roses and a distressed a large paper flower with inks. I embellished with some adhesive pearls and then added a pearl button to the center of my flower. I then added a diamond buckle & gold ribbon. I finished off by drawing a leaf pattern and carefully glueing on some bronze beads.

I started by stamping the words and leaves and buttons with vintage sepia versafine. I then cut out the leaves. For the backing paper I used K & co button paper. I added glossy accents to random buttons on the paper. The card was finished of with cream ribbon and a gold buckle cut with the quickutz.

Thanks to,
Nessy, OrangeDaisy, Pixie, RattyTatty
Kirsikan, Leilan, MardeMoomikan
Joanna, Kathleen, Kim
Anne, Anne S, Bev
Ceal, Dawne, Debbie
Tina, Wendy, Milli
Den, Jane
Rima, Richelle, Steph


Tina said...

Cute cards and wonderful theme, ladies!

Here is my interpretation:


Anonymous said...

My first time here!
I made this ATC for another challenge too, hope it's ok.
Thank you for looking!

Richelle said...

Great cards! I love the theme...I always forget about my buttons!

here is my card

Thanks for looking.

Anonymous said...

My card is here

Anonymous said...

My card is here

Anonymous said...

You have made so great cards and thanks for the challenge again.

Here's my card

Thanks for looking!!!

Anonymous said...

Here is my entry. Thanks for looking

Anne said...

Great Theme. Here is my entry. x

PixieHouse Creations said...

Here is my card for this weeks challenge

Thanks for looking x

Denise said...

Some really great cards for samples, here is mine:-
Really pleased to hear I won last challenge and am looking forward to receiving some lovely goodies,,,,,many thanks

Denise said...

Some really great cards for samples, here is mine:-
Really pleased to hear I won last challenge and am looking forward to receiving some lovely goodies,,,,,many thanks

Kim Dellow said...

Hello, lovely DT cards again :)
Here is my go
Thanks for the challenge.

orangedaisy said...

great theme, tis on me blog

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

cute cards

Here’s mine.

Hugs Jane x

Wendy said...

I have made my card using the stamp that I won from the prize draw a few weeks ago
Here is my entry.

Bev said...

Great challenge, thanks! Here's my card

nessy said...

great challenge ,managed to rummage for my one and only buckle!! my card is on my blog
thanks for looking
vanessa xx

Ceal said...

here is my card.Ilove using buttons!

Debbie said...
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Debbie said...

Wonderful DT cards. You can see my card here:

Thanks for looking
Debbie x

Joanna said...

Oh my, I didn't really get it this week did I? Well it's summer and less time to craft but I made it :)
My idea for this weeks challenge is up on my blog.
And thank you gals for all the fun.

Hugs from Joanna

milli said...

Great theme and lovely DT-Work!!

Here's my card

kathleen said...

Mine is here: said...

Love all your examples Beautiful . Here is my example

Happily Ever After said...

Loved this theme it gave me a chance to use this new ribbon buckle.
Here is my card.

Rima said...

love buttons & buckles, my card is on my blog