1 June 2013

'Buttons & Bows'

I just want to say sorry for not being around to see you & comment as I normally do.....our internet has been a bit hit & miss the last few days, more miss really! Hopefully all back to normal now, fingers crossed!!!

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Sparkles Christmas. I had so much fun making this card!

This month the theme is


so dig out all those forgotten ribbon & buttons & pop over & join in the fun.....remember its a Christmas challenge!

I have decoupaged her up a few layers & stamped out a separate birdie that came in the set & decoupaged him as well!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Christmas Challenges- fab sketch!
ABC Christmas- kept safe....buttons & Marianne D ribbon nearly gone *sob*
Card Making Mama's- rubber stamping
Crafts 4 Eternity-  The same Letter...buttons, brown & bow
Jingle Belles- Tie A Holiday Ribbon

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Feed The Birds' from the Humphrey Collection from Natalie & Amy's
Derwent Inktense pencils
Lumpy- payne's grey
Coat- shiraz & mustard
Hat- leaf green & oak
Tights- leaf green
Wellies- shiraz, madder brown & dark chocolate
Bucket- deep indigo, iron blue & navy blue
Food bag- bark, sepia ink, madder brown, willow & mustard
Bird house- bark, willow, oak & tan
Feeder- burnt orange & willow
Birdies- cherry, oak & tan
Snow- iris blue

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Vintage Christmas' by Back To Basics from Natalie & Amy's
My stash- brown card, buttons, divine twine & 4mm chocolate pearls
Ribbon by Marianne D JU0868
'Star Dust' stickles from Natalie & Amy's

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
'Tiny Bow' die cut by Memory Box from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
Stix2 pick up tool from Natalie & Amy's
6" square card blank from Natalie & Amy's

Our sponsor this month is Fantastic Ribbons, the winner will receive £10 worth of Fantastic Ribbon goodies!
Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over to the main challenge blog & see what fab 'button & bow' creations the DT have made!
Hugs xx


Jolanda said...

Thanks for joining the challenge at CCWS, you made a wonderfull card with the sketch.

Debbie said...

Wow Shell your card is so lovely.What a fab stamp.Love how it's coloured and decoupaged.Hope that's the end of your internet problems dearie.Have a fab weekend.Hugs Debbie x

Sandra H said...

So nice to see your card Shell and that your internet is up and running nothing worse than it going down especially when you need to use it asap.......Your card is a stunner l just love this image and your layout too totally brilliant xx

Jo said...

Lovely card Shell, great image & the decoupage looks fab.....think I need to go buy some of that paper too.....it's gorgeous!
Hugs Jo x

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Shell. I love the way you have coloured and layered up that cute image. The papers and details are gorgeous too.
hugs Sue xx

Debbie said...

Aww this is a beautiful card Shell. Love the papers and the image is adorable.
Hugs Debbie x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Shell - fabulous card I love the colouring! What a cute image too!! Susan x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW this is sooooo sweet, I love it, Love Me xoxo

Evie said...

Fabulous card. Cute image and love your layout. Thank you for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity. Hope to see you again for the next challenge.

Evie DT.

Sue B said...

Wow! Oh this is gorgeous Shell… what a cute image and the decoupage really brings the scene to life! I LOVE those warm, rich papers and the embellies are perfect… it's a stunning card hun!
Ooh my internet is SO slow - it's taking me forever doing commenting!! drives me nuts!! LOL
Hope your internet is working ok now!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Pat said...

Beautiful card Shell, lovely cute Christmas image and great colours.

Pat xx

coops said...

so gorgeous shell.really fab details and the image is adorable :D

xx coops xx

SmilynStef said...

Love that texty ribbon ... and the layers on your image really bring it to life ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Patricia Chalas said...

lovely card!!! Thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL this week...

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh this is just toooooooooo cute--i absolutely love the dimension of the decoupage effect! thanks for joining our ribbon rendezvous at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Wendy H said...

Beautiful card Shell. The image is so cute and I like the decoupage. Xx

Michelle B. said...

Adorable! Love the papers and your layout showcases them beautifully! Those stashed buttons and ribbon work so well! So glad you joined us for our "Kept Safe" challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Heather said...

Very cute! An adorable image and I love your ribbon.

scrapsnsuch@gmail.com said...

Just a darling image and all the natural colors compliment it so well. Thanks for joining in the fun at CSAYL!!!

Bettina L. said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Love the design with the vintge colours, decoupage design and buttons. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

Mel X said...

Hi Shell, hope you're well. This is gorgeous hun. Love the topper, such a cute little image and scrummy papers and layout.


Mel X