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Sunday 18 September 2011

Dream Valley 16 Buttons

Our challenge at Dream Valley this time is to use buttons. It doesn’t have to be just a card, you can scrap, alter, distress or anything else you can think of, and you could even try home made buttons.

We are sponsored by image with $10 canadian to spend in their store.

DV 16

For my card I went with a LOV stamp which I have coloured with the lovely new letraset flexmarkers, apart from her hair and the dog as there are just not enough colours yet! I trimmed her out and placed her over a Marianne diecut which in turn is on a gorgeous Kanban ornate mat. A friend bought me a set of these Ornate Mats and I couldn’t believe how many there were in the set. I reckon you will be seeing a lot of them for the foreseeable future as otherwise I will never get through them all! The buttons are from an old cardigan I pulled apart and the flowers are Wild Orchid crafts. The leaves are a sizzix die. Corners courtesy of a MS punch.

I’m entering this into the following challenges:-

Bearly Mine - #19 Button It Up

Creative Craft Challenges - Buttons and Bling (the bling being the gorgeous foiling on the mat)

Delightful Challenges – Girly Girl

Delicious Doodles - #2 Cute as A Button

If The Shoe Fits - #FF91 Bejewelled Blue

Marianne’s Divas - #2 Bloom and Grow

One Stop Craft Challenge - #149 Girly

Ruby’s Rainbow - #12 For the Girls

Shelley’s Images Blog – Anything Goes

Splendiferous Creations – Button, Button… who’s got the Button

Butterfly 2 Signature Lin

PS Don’t forget my DT call over at Crafty Cardmakers. I have received a few comments along the lines of ‘but I’m not good enough’; but how do you know unless you try. I really am looking for a diverse range of skills and talents, so go on give it a go, you might surprise yourself.


  1. Awww isn't she a cutie. Yes - cute as a button for sure. Thankyou for sharing this at Delicious Doodles' Cute as a button challenge

  2. Hiya Lin, this is just so lovely, the diecut and the mat are gorgeous with your fab image in the middle. CoB

  3. Such a cute image, wonderful coloring, fab flower embellies! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  4. A fabulous card thankyou for joining us at RRC, hope you will join us again soon x

  5. a beautiful and sweet girlie-card!

    love the shapes you combined and the buttons!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  6. She's lovely Lin, I really want some of those flex markers!

  7. This is just stunning. And now I'm off to search out those gorgeous Kaban Mats, lol. xx

  8. hi there
    fantastic button and bling project, thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges and good luck
    i have a candy on my blog if your interested,
    hugs sandra DT xxx

    my candy

  9. Beautiful card! Such a sweet image and I love those corners :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  10. A beautiful card - what a lovely image

    Thankyou for joining us at RRC - hope to see you again soon

  11. Oh so pretty. What an adorable image (colored beautifully) and so many great textural elements. Glad you joined in on the BC Button challenge.

  12. Oh so pretty. What an adorable image (colored beautifully) and so many great textural elements. Glad you joined in on the BC Button challenge.

  13. Oh, she is just precious. I love the embellishments, too. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.

  14. Hello Lin,

    Super delicate card! The colours, the sketch and the details are all beautifully so balanced.

    Thanks for joining us this fortnight with our challenge of Cute as a Button at Delicious Doodles!

    Keryn ;)

  15. Hi Lin,

    I am so happy to drop by your blog today to let you know that you are our Gold Medal winner this week at Shelly's Images.

    The Design Team and I loved the layering and embellishments on this adorable project.

    Stop by the BLOG for your Gold Medal badge and for all the details about your win.

  16. This is soooo lovely! Wonderful work with the Bloggers Challenge!

  17. A pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  18. Gorgeous card, love the LOTV image too.Thank you for sharing with us at Bearly Mine Challenges this time, good luck, hugs Jackie x

  19. Super sweet card! Love your colours....Thanks for joining the Bearly Mine and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!


  20. Dear Lin,
    I Just arrived at you blog. Oh my, do I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!!
    Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
    I invited you gently to visit my creative Website:

  21. Adorable card! That image is so sweet and your blue buttons are a fantastic touch! Thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  22. So sweet card! Love the image and dekorations!
    Looks amazing :)
    Thanks for playing with us at Marianne Design Divas!
    Hugs Kattiz


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