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Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Cute As A Button Challenge - #72

 Hi there, 

A new challenge has started over at Cute As A Button. As always our challenge themes are 'Anything Goes', though we do have a twist of 'Lots of Layers'. For my DT project this month I am using this super cute image called Fine Wine. This is what I created, hope you like it and that it gives you some inspiration to stop by and join us for our challenge...


So this month, I decided to create a book fold box with card. The box I created was made from kraft card, outside size 14cm, spine just under 3cm and inside box 13cm, then matt and layered with mirri card and co-ordinating papers on the front along with the image, that I coloured with promarkers and placed as shown on box. I decorated with die cut parchment flowers and die cut foliage, adding glitter glue and pearl gem to complete. The card I made from the same kraft card and measures 12cmx12cm, so fits nicely in box. For this I added the sentiment (which I saw on line and printed using word doc) and wine glass image topper and completed the look with more die cut flowers and foliage...

Materials Used 
Cute As A Button
'Fine Wine' Image
ProMarkers 
Vanilla, Blush, Mustard, Peach, Antique Pink, Spice, Terracotta, Walnut, Pear Green, Marsh Green, Cardinal Red, Crimson & Burgundy
Hunkydory
Moonstone 'Lovely Leaves', 'A Jar Full of Wildflowers' & 'Floral Fancy' Dies
Matt-Tastic Green Card
'Autumn Days' 8x8 Papers
'Glamorous Gold' Mirri Card
'Festive Selection' Parchment
Pearl Gem
Ranger
'Platinum' Stickles Glitter Glue
'Clear' Glossy Accents
My Stash
Kraft Card
Glitter Card
Verse for Card Topper


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and hope that you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love you to follow my blog, if you aren't already.
Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna (DT)
xxx

Sunday, 1 August 2021

Cute as a Button Challenge - #71

Hi there,

Gosh, the months are now flying in, I can't believe it's August already! Well that means one thing, a new challenge has started today over at Cute as a Button. As normal our challenge theme is 'Anything Goes', but we do have an optional twist and this month it's 'Polka Dots and/or Stripes'. Why not give it a go, we'd love to see what you create...so with that, here is my project for this month, I am using this super image called Summertime, isn't she so adorable, I hope this inspires you!!!

For this I have used a 5x7 kraft card blank, on to which I matt and layered polka dot card along with sandpaper for sand and blue colour core card for the sea, this I sanded and also added die cut waves for effect. The image I carefully cut out and coloured with promarkers, adding some gold pen to highlight hair. I decorated with a couple of shells, die cut foliage and wood 'FUN' to finish...

Materials Used 
Cute as a Button
 
'Summertime' Image
Promarkers
Caramel, Cinnamon, Umber, Saffron, Mustard, Spice, Mandarin, Cool Aqua, Cerise & Ice Grey 1
Hunkydory
Moonstone 'Lovely Leaves' Dies
Core'dinations
Tim Holtz Distress 12x12 Paper
My Stash
Sandpaper, Shells, Brown Linen Card, Green Non-Shed Glitter Card, Polka Dot Card & 'FUN' Wood Letters






Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and hope that you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love you to follow my blog, if you aren't already.

Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna (DT)

Thursday, 22 July 2021

''Christmas in July''

Hi there,
Wow what fantastic weather we are getting in my part of Scotland, been like this for 2 to 3 weeks with the odd bit of rain though still very warm. Hope it lasts a bit longer, though I'm not one to sit out in it!! Anyways, hoping this might help to keep us cool, I'm here to share with you another little bit of ''Christmas in July''. I've been loving Hunkydory's new Christmas ranges, so I just had to have another little spend to add to my ever growing stash! Lol...And here is what I created with my new goodies, hope you like it!

 

On a 7x7 scalloped card blank, I matt and layered tartan adorable scorable with gold mirri card for my base. The poinsettia is a new stamp from For the Love of Stamps called ''Perfect Poinsettia'' and is absolutely fabulous! I stamped the image 6 times on watercolour card then cut each in different sizes to be able to decoupage it. Before putting together, I coloured with my LuminArte Twinkling H2O's that I haven't used in a very long time and I must say I think it turned out brill!. I added some 'Ice Diamond' glitter to the edges of the leaves and petals for effect. I die cut holly leaves and berries from the same watercolour card and coloured with the H2O's too and adding pearl drops to complete the berries, then  die cut pine sprigs from gold mirri card. Finishing off with a die cut sentiment and some pearl gems.

Materials Used
Hunkydory 
  Adorable Scorable Festive Tartan Card 
Glamourous Gold Mirri Card 
For the Love of Stamps ''Perfect Poinsettia'' 
Moonstone ''Pretty Poinsettia'' & ''Poinsettia Corner'' Dies 
Watercolour Card
LuminArte 
Twinkling H2O's ''Moss Green, Olive Green, Golden Jade, Poppy Red, Sunflower & Cinnamon Brown''
Ranger 
Liquid Pearls ''Ruby Red''
Pinflair 
Glitter ''Ice Diamond''


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and hope that you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love you to follow my blog, if you aren't already.

Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna
xxx

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Thursday, 15 July 2021

Creative Crafters Challenge #42

 Hi there,

It's time again for a new challenge over at The Creative Crafters blog and I'm here to share with you my DT project. As always our challenge theme is ''Anything Goes'' and so for this month I chose to create a Christmas card with matching gift bag and here they are...hope you like them!


For the card, I created the topper by layering die-cut ribbled kraft card with matt-tastic card ''paper & Woods'' that I printed Christmas music image on to. Adding die-cut vellum poinsettia (created veins on the back for effect using ball tools), foliage, berry sprigs and pine cone, with gold mirri 'Merry Christmas' sentiment. I finished off with a ribbled kraft card border and die cut glitter paper stars with gems. The gift bag I did exactly the same but with die-cut 'Peace' sentiment. 

Materials Used 
Hunkydory
'Green, Brown & White Matt-tastic Card
'Midnight Black' Diamond Sparkle Glitter Card
Glamourous Gold Mirri Card 
Matt-tastic ''Paper&Woods'' Patterned Card
Red Vellum
Moonstone ''Layering Stars, Pretty Poinsettia, Lovely Leaves, Build a Poinsettia Corner ('Merry Christmas') & Combo ('Peace')'' Dies
'Gold' Sparkle Gems
Ranger 
'Ruby Red' Liquid Pearls
My Stash 
Ribbled Kraft Card
'Gold' Glitter Paper 
Christmas Music Image 

Please do stop by and join us for this months challenge, we'd love to see all your lovely creations.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and hope that you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love you to follow my blog, if you aren't already.

Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna (DT)
xxx


Monday, 5 July 2021

July CAAB Inspiration using Mary:African Mom

 Hi there

Today it's my turn to share some DT inspiration for Cute As A Button. Here I am using Mary:African Mom. Isn't she fabulous, here is what I created using her...

 The image I coloured using promarkers then added the geometric pattern (had found ages ago on the internet thought it very apt for paper piecing) after printing image on to it. In keeping with the colour theme of the pattern, I used a 5x7 black card blank, which I matt and layered green, gold and patterned paper onto, along with a multi coloured fabric ribbon border. To decorate I created gold vellum die cut flowers and green foliage which I placed as shown along ribbon border. Finishing off with glitter glue centres in flowers and gold pearl gems.

Materials Used 
Cute As A Button - 'Mary:African Mom' Image
Promarkers - Cinnamon; Mustard; Pastel Yellow; Shale; Cornflower; Pear Green; Peach & Ice Grey 1, 2 & 3
Limited Edition Promarkers - Morning Mist & March Hare
Hunkydory - Matt-tastic Green Card; Gold Vellum; Moonstone 'Lovely Leaves' & 'Fabulous Flowers' Dies
Ranger - 'Blueberry Ice' Stickles Glitter Glue
My Stash - Gold Linen Card; Patterned Paper; Fabric Ribbon & Gold Gems

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and hope that you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love you to follow my blog, if you aren't already.

Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna (DT)
xxx

Thursday, 1 July 2021

Cute as a Button - Challenge #70

 Hi there all, 
After a short break, I'm now back to doing what I have missed...crafting...It's been a roller coaster of a couple of months sadly with family bereavement and illness and also during that time I lost my crafty mojo too, but hope it's back for a good while now!!! 

It's the start of a new month so that means it's time for a new challenge over at Cute as a Button. As normal the theme is 'Anything Goes' but you could try our twist of 'Use a hand punch and/or die'. We would love for you to come and join us, sharing your fab creations! For my project I have used the image Wedding Day. Isn't it just gorgeous!!! I loved playing with this and here is what I created...


I just knew what I was going to do with this, as I had previously used this design before and love it. It is a fave of mine...can't you tell!! For the base I die cut lavender non-shed glitter card and layered with a lovely floral shimmer die cut. The image I printed in reverse and carefully cut out, I coloured using promarkers and added touches of glitter for effect. I created the floral border using die cut lavender parchment for the flowers and various green card for foliage and finished off with peel-off sentiment.

Materials Used 
Cute as a Button - 'Wedding Day' Image
ProMarkers - Vanilla; Blush; Ivory; Tulip Yellow; Sandstone; Caramel; Pear Green; Lavender; Lilac; Orchid; Amethyst; Purple and Turquoise
Hunkydory - 'Floral Shimmer' Paper; 'Purple Lavender' Diamond Sparkle Glitter Card; 'Various Green' Matt-tastic Card; Purple Parchment; Moonstone Scalloped & Straight Oval, Floral Fancy, Lovely Leaves and A Jar Full of Wildflowers Dies
Joy Craft - Stand Die
Ranger - 'Lavender' & 'Yellow' Stickles Glitter Glue
My Stash - Peel Offs


Don't forget to stop by and join us for this months challenge, we would love to see all your fab makes.Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and hope you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love you to follow my blog if you aren't already.

Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna (DT)
xxx

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Thursday, 1 April 2021

Holly Hair - Cute as a Button Challenge #67

 Hi there,

Sorry not been about for a while, took a bad relapse of cervical spondylitis then fibro flare on top...couldn't sit at my laptop or even do much else without being in so much pain, so stepped back from everything and rested for once...still not too great but hopefully getting back to as normal as can be! 
I'm here today to share with you my DT project for Cute as a Button Challenge. Our new challenge starts today and we would love for you to come and share your creations with us. For my project I have used the wonderful Holly Hair image, it's so elegant and sophisticated...I really enjoyed creating this one, thankfully before being poorly!! Here is my creation, I hope I have done the image justice and that it gives you some inspiration...


I knew exactly what I was going to do with this, as I have created this design before and knew that it would be just ideal for this image. Using decorative oval dies, I matt and layered teal card with coordinating paper. On this, I added the image after colouring and carefully cutting out. I then decorated with die cut vellum flowers, various foliage and butterflies and using pearl drops and glitter glue to finish. The stand I die cut from the same teal card to complete.

Materials Used 
Cute as a Button - 'Holly Hair' Image
ProMarkers - Saffron, Tan, Caramel, Soft Green, Pastel Green and Tea Green
Hunkydory - Moonstone 'Floral Fancy; Lovely Leaves; A Jar Full of Wildflowers & Flutterbye Flurry' Dies. 'Floribunda' Paper; Teal & Brown AS Mattastic Card and Blue Vellum
Spellbinders - 'Grand Decorative Oval' Dies
Joycraft - 'Stand' Die
Ranger - 'Platinum' Stickles Glue & 'Baby Blue' Liquid Pearls
My Stash - 'Platinum' Glitter Paper
Please do stop by and join us for this months challenge, we'd love to see all your gorgeous makes.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and hope that you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love you to follow my blog, if you aren't already.

Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna (DT)
xxx



Monday, 1 March 2021

Button Fairy - Cute As A Button Challenge #66

Hi there

A little bit of good news for you, I am so happy and thrilled to have joined the Cute As A Button Design Team and look forward to sharing all my inspirational projects with you, which I hope you will enjoy!. Our challenge is on for the month and theme is 'Anything Goes' but we have an optional twist of 'Purple & Green'.
So on to my first project, here I am using this cute image called Button Fairy. I really enjoyed creating this one and hope you like it!

When I chose to use this image, I knew exactly what I was going to create as I remembered I had these 'bobbin' shaped cards in my stash which would be great to compliment this super image. To start with I wrapped some purple sparkle ribbon around the centre of the card along with some lace trim (which I coloured green). I embossed two strips of the same kraft card using 'button' design and placed these on the top and the bottom of card. The image, I coulured using promarkers, adding glitter glueand glossy accents for dimension. To decorate, I added die cut flowers and foliage, finishing off with some added 'bling'

Materials Used
Cute As A Button - Image 'Button Fairy'
Promarkers - Vanilla, Blush, Lemon, Lime Zest, Pear Green, Primrose, Pale Pink, Orchid, Amethyst, Purple and Lavender
Promarkers Limited Edition - Apple Cider, Daffodil Bloom and Lime Twist
Hunkydory - Kraft Paper; Diamond Gems; Moonstone 'Fabulous Flowers' & 'Lovely Leaves' Dies
Provocraft Cuttlebug - 'Button' Embossing Strip Folder
Ranger - 'Lavender' & 'Eucalyptus' Glitter Glue; 'Lavender Lace' Pearl Drops & 'Clear' Glossy Accents
Wink of Stella - 'Clear' Glitter Pen
Marvy Twinklette - 'Green' & 'Yellow' Glitter Pens
My Stash - 'Green' & 'Purple' Linen Card; Sparkle Purple Ribbon; Lace Trim Ribbon; 'Bobbin' Kraft Card Blank


Please do stop by and join us for this months challenge, we'd love to see all your gorgeous makes.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and hope that you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love you to follow my blog, if you aren't already.

Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna (DT)
xxx

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Monday, 15 February 2021

Creative Crafter's Challenge #37

Hi there, it's the 15th of the month, so that means a new challenge has started over at The Creative Crafters. For my DT inspiration I am sharing this Valentine card that I made for my OH. I had seen something similar on the internet, so this is my take on it...

On a 5x7 card blank, I matt and layered red linen card with black/white plaid card. The topper I created using the same red linen card, on this I stenciled a heart shape, then placed these fun 'googly' eyes inside. I took some white card, printed sentiments and die cut the same heart shape, then placed this over. Adding some red die cut heart shapes to finish...

Materials Used 
X-Cut - Heart Dies
My Stash - Red Linen Card, Plaid Card, White Hammered Card and 'Googly Eyes'


Please do stop by and join us for this months challenge, we'd love to see all your lovely creations.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and hope that you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love you to follow my blog, if you aren't already.

Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna (DT)
xxx


Kiss Me - Little Shop of Horrors

 Hi there
Today I am sharing with you a card I created for the Cute as a Button Progressive Challenge that I entered. The image they offered was this cute image called 'Kiss Me - Little Shop of Horrors'...Isn't it fabulous...It reminds me of the time that my son played the lead part in his schools musical play adaption of 'Little Shop of Horrors'! Here is what I created, hope you like it?!!!

On a 7x7 scalloped card blank, I matt and layered glitter paper, pink gingham paper along with kraft paper. On this I placed a die cut lace heart (pink lace paper) with die cut flowers and foliage. The image I fussy cut out then coloured using promarkers in colours to coordinate, adding a touch of glitter glue sparkle...Finishing off with die cut 'Love' sentiment and sparkle gems...

Materials Used 
Cute As A Button - 'Kiss Me - Little Shop of Horrors' Image
Promarkers - Vanilla, Saffron, Tan, Cinnamon, Leaf Green, Pear Green, Soft Green, Khaki, Cerise and Rose Pink
Hunkydory - 'Florabunda' Papers, Kraft Paper, Moonstone 'A Jar Full of Wildflowers', Floral Fancy', 'Lovely Leaves', 'Love Always Sentiments' and 'Lace Hearts' Dies and Diamond Sparkle Gems
Ranger - 'Platinum' Stickles Glitter Glue
My Stash - Green Linen Card and Gold Glitter Paper
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and hope that you enjoyed your visit. Your feedback is always very much appreciated and would love you to follow my blog, if you aren't already.

Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna 
xxx

I am entering this into the following challenges:-
Worldwide Open DT Challenge - #02 Anything Goes 15Feb-12Mar