Friday, 29 May 2009

The Button Tree - Penny Black Sat Challenge Week 50 & Sketch and Stash 11

I've just finished this in time for Penny Black's Saturday Challenge; I knew what I wanted to do right away but haven't had a chance to do it :). The challenge is Buttons Galore and I've gone to town using craft buttons and ordinary buttons from my sewing box.

I've used the great sketch from Sketch & Stash for my card; the buttons are all neglected stash :). The little yellow craft buttons came from one of the first cardmaking shows that I went to and have been maturing in my stash until now, while the other buttons are from the button tin and have been there who knows how long! More neglected stash: I don't have a border punch to make a scalloped border, but I did have a circle punch sitting in the drawer that I don't think has ever been used - oops! It makes a great border, I've poked holes in the scallops for interest.

The stamp is my lovely Penny Black tree that my DH bought me for Christmas. I've clear embossed it onto white card and used white detail embossing powder. Then I've used chalk inks to colour the background. Circles were both cut out with Nestabilities, all papers are Crate Paper from the Stamp Attic. Paper flowers and brads are from stash, not sure but they are probably Stamp Attic too...


  1. This is a lovely card. The button tree is a great idea!

  2. If this isn't the cutest card I've ever seen! Wow - exceptionally darling! I must copy your inspiration (I love buttons!)

  3. Wow what a fab card for the challenge - love the button tree idea and the stamp itself is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
    Pauline x

  4. This is just so pretty. I love your tree and the background colours are gorgeous.


  5. fabulous card that image and those cute buttons...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC
    Hugs Kath xxxxxx

  6. Oh my! This has got to be my favorite card of the day! LOVE this!! Wow!! Simply gorgeous!

  7. This is stunning, Anne! I love the tree and all the little buttons. The papers are gorgeous, too.
    Hugs, Vanja

  8. What a gorgeous card Anne, I love your idea of the buttons being on the tree, looks amazing!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash!
    Love Becky xx

  9. Okay I'm diggin this. I love everything about it! The colors, the buttons, everything I tell ya!


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