Thursday, 3 May 2012

GDT at C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Buttons

2nd Post of the Day

Wooo!!!  I was really thrilled to be asked to be a GDT for the month of May over at C.R.A.F.T Challenge .

This weeks challenge is 'Buttons'......... now most of you know I struggle with buttons, and I still thinks they belongs on yer cardi!  But I found these wee wooden buttons in my stash and thought they were really cute -  they have almost helped me overcome my button aversion!   :D lol.

We are sponsored this week by In 2 Stamps, Digi Doodle Shop and Love to Stamp, so some really cute prizes too.

I coloured in a sweet LOTV image with PM's and hand-stitched one sheet of K&Co double-sided paper.  I used a stunning Cheery Lynn doily die called Sophias Heart, and also stitched the green pearl beads to that.  The borders are spellbinder Persian dies, and the sentiment came with the stamp.  This card is 8 x 8 inches, and I am amazed that I managed to fill it without too much of a struggle! :)

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Lili's Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up - Circles
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Ribbon or Twine
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Kaleidoscope of colour
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
I ♥ Promarkers - Faeries
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Get your Girly On!

Thanks again for visiting my blog today, I hope everyone has a great day!


Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely so beautiful. You are very talented to keep these gorgeous creations just flowing one after the other.

SusanLotus said...

Very beautiful!
The dies are gorgeous and I love how you did the buttonflowers!

Hope you´ll have a sunny day!

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alison, adorable image and love the cute button flowers.
Wendy xx

Anesha said...

Beautiful card.

Gunn`s Kort said...

WOOOW:) What a beautiful card:)

Olga said...

This is awesome cute....great work on the buttons!

Kim said...

Again amazing! Love that border die and the doiley is so pretty!

catherine said...

This is such a gorgeouys card Alison and love the colours. Loving the way you have put it all together
x catheirne

Sasha said...

Beautifully coloured image and such pretty dies, Alison. I have those Persian dies, but my border one doesn't cut very well.....yours looks fabulous! Love your pretty flowers, too x

Olga said...

your cards always put a smile on my face, gorgeous works, like the one before this one too, love pink and black together!

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the dies you have used and the button flowers are wonderful. It's great to have you as GDT this month.
Nikki x

Bea und Doreen said...

Oh Alison - simply stunning as always. Your coloring is gorgeous and I love the borders. Looks so beautiful. Love it.
Doreen xx

Tine said...

Hi Alison. Back again with another fairy I see! LOL. Very sophisticated colours on this one and fabby die cuts to set her off. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Lucky to have u!

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alison! What a delightful image, your colouring is gorgeous! Love that fancy frame too, it's so pretty!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow this is gorgeous and fabulous dies alison.

greetings karin

Mrs.B said...

Hi Alison, Beautiful card, and a gorgeous selection of die cuts, the layered border ones look stunning.
Thanks for popping back to my blog and the info.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Lukrut*s Muse said...

i love this fairy anyway ♥
and borders are really amazing!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Alison, I love all those pretty die cuts and the colours that you ahave used

hugs Vicky x x x

Pink Dandelion said...

Gorgeous card Alison, love all the intricate die cuts and the buttons are fab. Debs xx

Annette said...

Wow, it's beautiful Alison. I love those dies (yet again) and the card is so big at 8inches. Love the soft colours. Annette xx

Claire said...

Another gorgeous card - love the image and gorgeous papers. Hugs, Claire x

Elaine said...

Stnning creation Alison , love those Moroccan dies.What a Fantastic card. Fabulous colours a lovely design and gorgeous main image . Well done hugs Elaine

Anonymous said...

Just stunning Alison! How you keep these fabulous designs coming just amazes me!

coops said...

so beautiful alison.i love your pretty colours and design and gorgeous sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Goodness - the way you use die-cuts is an art in itself, are you going to start tutorials on your blog? The green & white layering of borders/frames is remarkable & I love those buttons & the way your sentiment inking picks up their colour.
Paula (PEP)

Sue said...

Aww this is So sweet Alison! the image is adorable! I love those gorgeous papers and die cuts - Wow! so many wonderful details in this card. The pearls and the wooden buttons are really scrummy!! it's a really fab card hun!!
Big Congrats on your GDT Spot!!! :-))
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Cheryl said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love your fabulous coloring.


**I am having a couple of give-aways on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

Vicky said...

This is gorgeous sweetie totally love it!! LOVE LOVE LOVE all the dies you have used shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

WencheP said...

Beautiful card, love the colouring and love the dies you have used. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Deb said...

wow, stunning card, love the sweet image and that doily die is irresistible, I am off to find one!
Have a great weekend, Deb x♥x

Dorcas said...

This is such a pretty card, Alison! I'm so glad you could join us at Bunny Zoe's this month.

having a {me} day said...

Oh this is sooo pretty!! Can't imagine you with so few buttons, I have them coming out of my ears but forget to use them. Love the gorgeous pointy dies and how you have layered them. keeleyxx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Alison, Another stunning card - I love this image, she has a real glow about her and your papers and dies are those buttons too :) Hugs, Teresa x

Lorraine said...

That image is so adorable! And your card design is stunning as always! Your framing and bordering skills are out of this world! Gorgeous! Congrats on the GDT position!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Gosh Alison 8 x 8! I have never tried one of those! Oh my you have done it beautifully though! I love those borders, and I always struggle with buttons, they always seem too big somehow but these are fabulous! Judy x

Sarah said...

Oooh Alison, this is just gorgeous! Love the buttons and your colouring - fabulous!!


PS - We have bats here too, thankfully though not in the house! But when we converted the stables we had to have a bat survey done and put bat homes up on the walls. Don't think they use them though, how rude!!!

Sarah said...

a very lovely card indeed - very delicate and pretty colours with wonderful details, image and fabulous die cut elements. Wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah.

Karen said...

Ooooh I love this one Alison, love the colours and all the die cutting. I have these border dies and love them.


Donna Mosley said...

AMAZING! Alison, wonderful details as always and oh! the doily is stunning. Love it!

Donna x

Mary Jo said...

Beautiful! All the intricate details are perfect with the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Alison, this is simply stunning, I love all the dies you've used the colours are amazing together and the image is too cute!

Thanks for joining us.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Southern Girls DT

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card, lovely dies pattern. Thanks for joining us at SGC, good luck cheers Sue N x

Debbie said...

Love this card Alison...what a pretty image and beautifully coloured.
Debbie x

Amy said...

OMGOODNESS, this is STUNNING!! Love your extraordinary card!! So many wonderful details!! :)

Thanks for linking up at Paper Playtime!! :)

Amy :) at


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