Sunday, 3 March 2013

Lots of buttons

For today's card I have combined several challenges, involving a sketch, handmade embellishments (buttons), and pink.

The following sketch is by Lucy Abrams:

I created the buttons by stamping the Tim Holtz woodgrain stamp in Memento Rich Cocao onto some cream cardstock and using a die to cut out the circles. Next, I used a smaller circle die to emboss the inside circle and then pierced the button holes using a real button as a guide. After inking the buttons with distress ink, I threaded all buttons with some button thread and adhered them onto a piece of soft pink Papicolor cardstock (which I've had for ages) using foam tape. The die-cut pink flower and the strips of PP are by Kaisercraft. The pink fibre comes from a very old selection of Kars fibres. The sentiment (Paper Smooches) was also stamped in Rich Cocao.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
A Blog named Hero - 121 Just make your own!
Totally Gorjuss - 173 Anything goes with pink
A Gem of a Challenge - 69 Button it
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - 258 Something old
Allsorts - 196 For a lady
Crafts and Me - 122 Dies and punches
Bearly Mine - 75 Anything goes


  1. A really imaginative and inspirational card Marianne.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

    I have a little competition running with lots of prizes and it would be wonderful if you joined in, you can check it out here

  2. Love the woodgrain feature behind the buttons.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  3. That's a great card!
    Wonderful job with the buttons!

  4. Very creative buttons! Great colors. I really like your card. Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero! :)

  5. this is lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at CCt.x

  6. WOW!! I love buttons!! this is fabulous!! thanks for joining us over at BMC hope to see you again soon

  7. Love this! The buttons are fabulous! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  8. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Fun card - and a great interpretation of the sketch.
    Thanks for entering my challenge.

  10. Great creation you defo nailed the Button theme at AGOAC..

    Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this time.

    smiles Christine x

  11. Beautiful creation with buttons. Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week.
    hugs Anke

  12. What a wonderful project! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

  13. That's a very clever idea Marianne. Love it! x
    Edna x

  14. Marianne, your buttons are so pretty and I love them in the woodgrain. That's a fun, funky sentiment, too..I really like it.
    Thanks for the mention of the small precision scissors on your comment today on my blog. I have a very small pair of embroidery scissors that I tried to find to cut with but, of course, I couldn't find them. LOL You know how that goes. Right?

  15. Love the wood grain buttons - beautiful card.

  16. Fabulous card, Marianne! Love those buttons, so creative!