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Monday 7 October 2013

Dream Valley 67 Buttons

The challenge over at Dream Valley today is Buttons. We are sponsored by Freckled Fawn with a fabulous $20 voucher for their store. 

For my card I followed a sketch from Crafting Life’s Pieces CLP-63 and an image from MayzArt called Looks Like Rain Xandra, although to my mind she looks more like she is keeping the sun off of herself with a parasol.

DV 67 Buttons

Because I am still not 100% straight in my craft space and because I have a set of Limited Edition Promarkers to amalgamate into my current set of pens I haven’t set my alcohol pens back up, so I coloured Xandra in with my prismacolor pencils and OMS. Her outfit is all shades of green and her hair is reds. The papers are from a paper pad by Raspberry Road that came free with Quick Cards Made Easy. I forgot to choose my paper before colouring so I was lucky that this set of papers went so well with the colours I had already used! There was one issue though, the basis of this pad is cream, it’s the underlying colour, and the white mat I had printed Xandra onto stood out like a sore thumb. I tried shading around it with DIs but it still didn’t look right so in the end I cut it out. Problem solved, lol I edged my card and background mat with Tattered Rose DI.


The diecuts are both cut from some lush red metallic paper, as are the three little buttons. One mistake with colouring first and gathering supplies later was that I didn’t have the right colour buttons, but luckily I do have some button dies, so I just made my own! Ribbon and roses are from my stash, as is the small bow.

I am entering this into the following:-

CLP – October Sketch (See sketch above)

Crafty Ribbons – #64 Anything Goes with Ribbon

Creative Fingers – #5 Anything Goes with Ribbon Twist

Designed to Color – #21 Use a Die

Digi Haven – Use Two Colours

Just For Fun – Buttons and Bows

Paper Creator’s Crafts – #15 Dies or Punches

Pattie’s Creations – #77 Ribbon

Sister Act Challenge – #22 Anything Goes

The Hobby House Challenge – #5 Roses



  1. Beautiful elements and love the splash of red. So glad you joined us for our 2 Color Challenge at Digi Haven!

  2. Really fabulous card and a great colour combination. I love how you worked around all your little 'problems'.
    Caroline xxx

  3. simply gorgeous and love the way you have added the roses, thank you so much for joining us at the Hobby House
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. Very, very pretty - love the pops of color with that deep red. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  5. So very lovely! Great colours by the way! Smiles.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our Anything Goes With Ribbon Challenge - and good luck!


  6. Loveley card and colour combo, great use of dies too, thanks so much for joining us over at Creative Fingers ~ Denise DT ~

  7. Stunning card! Wonderful image and design, beautiful colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Sister Act Card Challenge!
    Hugs, Bo

  8. Beautify card, great colouring, thanks for joining us at DTC!

  9. What a gorgeous card hun I love the image and you have done a great job with the colouring
    Thanks for joining us this month over at Just For Fun challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Marie (DT for JFF)

  10. Such lovely colours and layout super Buttons & Bows Thanks for joining the Just for Fun challenge Good Luck x

  11. Great colouring on the so cute image and, as always your layout is fantastic. Beautiful card!

  12. Great colours and image, thanks for joining Buttons & Bows at Just For Fun!

    Elaine xx

  13. Such great colors and image, lovely papers and the buttons are perfect. :)

    Thanks for joining us at CLP!
    Hugs, Anne.


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