Saturday, September 26, 2009

Magnolia Down Under gets cute as a button!!

Hello to all of you,
hope your weekend has been stuffed
full of crafty time.
It's time for another challenge over at
Magnolia Down Under,
and this fortnight,
we'd like to see you use buttons on your project.
We have a $20 gift voucher from

Scrapbook Boutique
for one lucky participant.

And here's my project.
Happpens to be the perfect time
for a button challenge to come along!!

I've used an image called Tilda with Flower Basket,
coloured in distress inks,
wings are a GlimmerMist/Stickles combo,
papers are K & Company and Basic Grey,
flowers are made with several distressed and curled
layers from an EK Success punch,
and the fabulous buttons are from
Mina's delicious blog candy that
I was lucky enough to win,
(see, told ya I'm due for a karmic cash-out...)
and I strung them with hemp, and also
the buttons in the flowers have a
touch-O-hemp as well.
I've gone around the circle and image
with my crap stitch machine and then
added the stitches with pen.

I decided, since I was lucky enough
to be crafting with Mina's buttons,
I'd use one of her sketches as well.
This is one I saw on the
Truly Scrumptious Challenge Blog,
(the link above will take you to the sketch)
and as it seems to be all too natural for me,
couldn't make the cutoff for the challenge,
so I tucked the sketch away for a rainy day.
As I like it quite a bit,
I'm thinking about doing some scrapbooking with it.
And here's a piccie of the yummy stuff:

I just love getting handmade cards.
I seriously sat and stared at her creation
for, ohhh, I don't know,
enough time for the hubby to ask if I was okay,
hahahaha, just gorgeous and the colouring is PERFECT!!
Thanks again for this bundle of fun, Mina!!

Well, I guess that means that I get to play along
with a few more challenges.
Stamp Something wants us to create
with out favorite sketch or layout,
and I LOVE this even more now that I've actually used it, lol.
Simon Says Challenge is saying
to use stitching, I entered there already, I know,
but Lorraine said I could enter again, teehee,
heya, GOOOOoooooOOOOOOooo 200!!!
I also get to play with
Roses on Paper Challenge,
they want to see some stitching.

Welp, thanks for coming by my blog.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend
and can't wait to see what everyone's been creating!!
Take Care,


Kristy Young said...

This card is just stunning, i love the colours, and those buttons look fantastic! You rocked this challenge!
Kristy xx

Tracey Feeger said...

I love the pastel colours and the buttons look fabbo. I agree with Kristy - your card is stunning.

Debra James said...

What a sweet, sweet card. You have created a beautiful card, Great job. Cheers and Hugs

Sue said...

Stephanie, WOW. Beautiful. Had to click to make it bigger so I could see everything up close and personal. Beautiful papers. Love that lace trim ribbon. Your flowers with the button centers are awesome. And Tilda, colored so beautifully. Very nice card my friend.

Saskia said...

Your card is sooooo sweet and beautiful!!

Saskia :)

Lorraine A said...

First of all I just want to say that every time I visit your blog that cute ladybird header makes me smile :-) I do love that :-)
Your card is fabulous ,, the Tilda is lovely and the buttons and the dreamy colours look fab:-)!
Thanks for helping us to reach the magic 200 !! we have another 82 to go so we might manage it ! :-)
Luv Lols x x x

Michele said...

Gorgeous cards Stephanne. Love the images you've used and the colours also. Hugs
Michele x

Kellie Winnell said...

Soooo many challenges so little time, I always want to play along with so many and I think lately I manage one if I'm lucky. Why don't you come Down Under and mind my kids and cook and clean for me so I can, hehehe :P kidding. I just love your card Stephanne, it's amazing. I really love the vintage feel to it and the way you have stitched the buttons and HOW many you used. a fantastic inspiration for all wanting to play along gorgeous xx

Andrea, said...

Oh this is so pretty, I love the colours and Tilda image.

Debbie Pamment said...

That lovely row of buttons down the side of your image is a beautiful finishing touch! A totally gorgeous card!

Jill said...

beautiful card Stepanne I love the tilda image and all those gorgeous buttons, aww what a gorgeous card and candy win from Mina hugs Jill xx

Timcsoca said...

Beautiful card! I like these colours and this style! Very nice the ribbon and the buttons!

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!:)

Tímea and DT

Renata said...

Delish papers on both cards!! Love how you added the buttons on your first card. Both cute images.

Warm regards, Renata

Erin... said...

So cute!!! The buttons look fabulous! Love the soft colors you chose and the stitching!! Thanks for playing along at Stamp Something this week!

Risa said...

Oh Stephanne, your card is beautiful!!! Your image is so pretty and the details are fab!

Louise Z said...

Love the colours you used on your card, very sweet :)

Norma said...

Stephanne, ooohhh love your card. I like the soft colours. Adorable Tilda and you've coloured her so beautifully. Yup, wonderful sketch and great arrangement of all those buttons. It's fab.


Mina said...

Your very welcome Stephanne and Im so pleased you won them as your using them beautifully, simply stunning cards...Im really thrilled you liked your card I made for you and thank you so much for you nice comments
Mina xxx

Annette said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the pastel colours and how you have placed the buttons, take care X:)

Ramona Michaluk said...

Lovely card Stephanne - beautiful soft pastels!
I love the row of buttons and the pretty ribbons which go so well with little Tilda who looks really sweet with her basket of flowers.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous card Stephanne!! Love the soft pastels and all the buttons and pretty ribbon!! So Elegant!! What a sweet Tilda image!!

That blog candy sure does look yummy!! Congrats on winning it!! said...

Too cute! I love the buttons around the side.

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!


Jenni said...

Great card, love the buttons, Thanks for joining in with us at Stamp Something this week.
Jenni x

Rosette said...

What a lovely card you've done!! :) I love how it turned out to be :) Lovely job, and thank yo for joining us at Rop :)

Janet said...

What a cute card! The colors you chose are great & I love the button border!