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Daring Cardmakers-Buttons

Posted by manicstamper on August 25, 2007

Oh boy…….am I feeling chuffed with myself or what?…………lol!!!
I think I have cracked it now with the new scanner and my pictures are coming out really nice.
These are my two cards for the DCM dare this week.
Here is the brief-:

Just a couple of really simple cards this week the first one is K&Co paper plus a mystery paper……….I had used the part with the manufacturers name on it.

Dunelm blooms with a handmade chipboard button tied on with ribbon which I then decorated with tiny flowers and pink gems.

Diecut letters are Zipe’mate.

This card is made with some of the embellishments from one of the kits I was telling you about yesterday so this will be a sample for the shop.
The swirl background is cut from one of the card blanks in the kit and I added a band of white glitter card to it.
All other items including the ribbon and buttons are in the kit which is from a company called Imagine That.
I provided the blue square card to mount it on as I am not over keen on printed cards. Using them like this though does mean that you get more mileage from the kit………yesterday I made two cards from one card blank and still had a piece left big enough for another card.
I didn’t get time to go out and get the rest of the blog candy today as I gritted my teeth and went up and got the painting done. My knee is absolutely screaming now but at least it is done and out of the way. Sunday I will paint the walls and lay the carpet unless hubby decides he wants to go out somewhere. I know he would like to go up to the Lake District but it is so warm that I don’t really want to take Smudge all that way in the car just for a day trip and I couldn’t bear to leave him at home on his own.
Right……..well I feel the need for a cup of tea and a bit of time with my feet up now.
Have a fab weekend


20 Responses to “Daring Cardmakers-Buttons”

  1. Dollydimps said

    great cards as ever-love the use of the bloom on the baby card

  2. Scripture by Design said

    love the colours in the ‘baby’ card!

  3. Sarah said

    Love both of these cards!

  4. Louly said

    Brilliant cards Sheila, i love your chipboard button on that lovely green flower.

  5. Maisymary's Findings said

    Great cards ! they look like digital creations for a moment !

  6. Anna said

    Sheila, gorgeous cards as always but I have to admit my favourite is the snowmen card. I’m a sucker for cutie cards and this one is both fun and cute.

  7. All Pink said

    Brilliant cards ,love this weeks challenge card with the flowers

  8. Kathy said

    well done Sheila those cards are fab – and you’ve def got the hang of the scanner! Mayve you should give us some tips….

  9. Samm said

    Another fab set of cards!!! great, see you’re getting with the xmas ones too!!!


  10. Hazel said

    You never cease to amaze me – I never fail to get inspiration from your designs – you are one clever lady (with lots of night time energy!)

  11. Anne said

    Lovely cards, both of them. The snowmen are very cute.

  12. So Sonya said

    Oh my, they are gorgeous!!!

  13. Debbie said

    Sheila – what fab cards – I love them 🙂

  14. Ijsbeer said

    Love the second card!! Hope your knee gets better soon

  15. Paula said

    Stunning cards, love that huge button. They were made to go in the centre of flowers fake buttons or real ones work just the same for me

  16. mum on the run said

    Great cards Sheila!!

    Love the buttons 🙂

  17. Cheryl said

    These are both so beautiful! You always do such lovely work!

  18. Lynne said

    Beautiful cards – as always Sheila.
    Thanks for joining in the fun.

  19. Em's Blog said

    fab cards! love the christmas one :o)

  20. Clare said

    Great cards, I’m a fan of the dunelm blooms too and I love the button in the middle of it.

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