Monday, 10 January 2011

WINTER WISHES - Cute as a button/New Resolutions

I am a big fan of the blog Free Digital Stamps. Its an amazing site bringing together links for lots of free images that people create and generously share for free, and of course a perfect blog when considering card making on a budget. It's through this site I have discovered a great new challenge blog launched last week called Do You Stack Up. Their first challenge is called "Cute as a button". So I created this little snowman as a belated Christmas/Winter Wishes card for a young friend.

I actually didn't want to make the card too Christmassy. I ignored the wrapping paper I was going to use as a backing and decided to chop up some very pretty scouring pads I recently bought....they are so sparkly.... and soft!! (rubbish at scouring though!). I chopped a small square of card and covered it in wide doubled sided tape and stuck on some of the fabric I left a little overhanging edge to softly curl round
A little hat chopped from my teabag box, some of the green fabric for scarf and holly, some facial details with a permanent marker and a greeting from and old xmas card, finished my little snowman off.

I would also like to submit my card for Creative Craft Challenges, another great friendly challenge blog that I love joining in particularly as that blog started at the same time as my blog. their challenge is "New Year resolutions".....and my New Resolution is to try and "keep it simple". I love simple cards but am constantly tempted to overwork cards so I am going to try and not be tempted to keep fiddling with my cards!!....not sure how long that will last?!?


WencheP said...

Supercool card. Absolutely love the way you have used buttons. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Peggysue said...

That is the cutest snowman! Super way to use buttons too. I agree with you, the CAS cards are hard to do.
WELCOME to the DYSU challenge! I hope you will be a regular.

Janna said...

aww that is SO cute, what a great idea, love the little snowman. thanks so much for sharing with us at DYSU :)

*Alison* said...

Aww.. this is adorable.. :) I am so happy you have found us.. Way to "STACK UP" and use your buttons.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at DYSU Challenge Blog :) Can't wait to see what you create next week.. HUGS


Miranda said...

is this what you call a belly button?
awesome idea, looks lovely
thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge blog

gr Miranda

princesskitten said...

what a wonderful idea - love it

kitten DYSU team

Diane Money Goolsby said...

love your site so I've become one of your followers---I love Clean & Simple too. also about once a week I make all my challenge cards with 'scraps' I have on hand. It amazes me how great they can turn out. Come on over & take a look sometimes. I'll be back to visit soon--

[From another] Diane

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