Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Handmade is best!

Hi all! Hope you're all enjoying your week. I made this card a while ago for my aunt's birthday (which is today!) but was waiting for the right challenge over at A Passion for Papertrey so I could enter it!! Now wasn't it a coincidence that the challenge during my aunt's birthday is "needle and thread"?!!

Anyway so here it is... a non-cute card from me!

This card is basically pretty much all PTI using the Button Boutique stamp set and matching dies. The handmade display card that the buttons are on was made using the stamp set stamped with SU ink and then die cut using the button card dies which include the cute little hanging bit die at the top. I then die cut the background piece of paper which the buttons are sitting on using another die. The buttons are also cut using a PTI die and PTI coasters (to make them more 3d) and then I die cut papers to glue on top and added hand stitching. Both the sentiments are from the stamp set too. Papers are by MME. I then added some paper lace in the background and material lace with a pearl pin.

I'd like to enter this into:
A Passion for Papertrey- needle and thread
Love to Create- add stitching
Crazy Challenges- anything goes
Sentimental Sundays- lace and pearls
Allsorts- anything goes
Dies to die for- anything goes

Crafty stash used: Stamps (PTI); Inks (SU); Papers (MME); Coasters; Dies- button card, buttons, button background (PTI); Lace (local haberdashery); Paper lace (?); Pearls (K&Co); Pearl pin (JoAnns); Thread

Thanks for stopping by today, I'll be back on Saturday with another Sketch Saturday post! xxx

18 comments:

Jo Davies said...

Such a beautiful Card!

Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge this week!!

Big hugs Jo xxx

Ira Huberts said...

Congratulations on your aunt's birthday Steph! Your card for her is absolutely wonderful, love the gorgeous papers and all of the lovely embellies! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, all the best, Ira

Valchen said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the papers and the buttons! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crazy Challenge! Hugs,
Valentina

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, stunning card, I love how you have used all the sewing bits and bobs, thanks for playing on our lots of layers challenge on MAWTT, Love Hazel.x

lindyloo said...

Thank you for joining us at crafty catz with your super card love the buttons
linda x

Cheryl said...

oh gosh this is one really amazing card Hun the detail is just brilliant,as always hugs Cherylxxxx

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Steph, stunning card love all the elements. Really adore the button card. Happy birthday to your Aunt
Hugs
Tamara

Jacki Randolph said...

WOW Steph!! Love love all the elements on your beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week!

wahixane77 said...

What a creative way to use buttons. I love it. Great colors too. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Olivia

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is wonderful.. i love the little buttons
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our lots of layers challenge
Lisa x

Tracey said...

This is fabulous Steph - I love it!
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck :)
Hugs
Tracey
x

Crafty Cath said...

I'd say you got lucky with the Papertrey ink challenge all right. But then again you always find lots of them! Can't imagine how you find the time. But I'd agree with your sentiment here...handmade is best and I'm sure your Aunt is going to love your adorable card. The button card reminds me of my grandmother...she always had a ton of them for her sewing and knitting projects. Thanks for the memory!

Janne said...

Sweet card! Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays.
Hugs,Janne

Crafty and Green said...

Such a Great Card-Stunning! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! Come share your creativity & Join us again soon!

Many Blessings,
Tina

F.T said...

Pretty one, but the details are complex.

plastic card Holders
plastic cards
scratch cards

Bente said...

Wonderful card!! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.
Hugs, Bente

Aimes said...

Those buttons you've created are fabby!
Thanks for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Aimes said...

Those buttons you've created are fabby!
Thanks for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!
Hugs,
Aimes
x