Friday, July 03, 2009

Buttons anyone?

I've just spent a happy half hour in a garage full of buttons!
They are from the house of an old man who used to run a haberdashery. Sadly I can't keep them all but some will live with me and some will come with me to camp in order to make button bracelets and necklaces.
Drool.

I still haven't managed to photograph any birthday cards this week - all been rather manic work wise but I hope to have time next Monday. Such is my life from time to time. I have had a few runs of meetings on Tues/Wed/Thurs evenings and when that happens I get quite overwhelmed. I actually don't have one next Tuesday - woot! I'll probably waste it though...
This is the card that I made Carys for her birthday. I entered it into the Papercrafts Idol comp. I didn't get through but my Daring Card Teamie Jo Kill did. She is also top 5 in the 4Sketches4U comp - final is this week. She is an outstanding card maker and deserves international recognition so GO GO JO!!!!!
My card was made using WRMK Tiffany range and I inked and glittered a chipboard scroll. The ribbon is Doodlebug and I used two colours of liquid pearls. The label was cut using a craft robo.

Last weeks Daring card is this one...
for the postpals dare. Another of those labels! The round chipboard is Scenic Route; Making Memories and Doodlebug letters; a Bazzill edger and a Martha Stewart punch were used. Everythign else is October Afternoon. I added extra glitter to the cherries with Copic glitter pens found here - thanks Enfys who enabled via her blog.

And this weeks Daring card
I love this theme!

Blue and Green...Should Never Be Seen
– they must be the predominant colours, and as the old saying goes...they should never be seen together!! But we all know how they can work beautifully together – so show us what you can do!!

I love blue and green together and think they should always be that way. It is such a restful combination!
I made this card for Em to take to the library today as a thank you for his work experience. He looked at it and said "but that is horrible" with real anguish in his voice. Maybe his colour blindness made the colours funny for him...
What has he done? Has he enjoyed it? have no idea as he will not tell us anything about it. I did find out that the long haired guy is not in charge of computers. He just has very long hair.

onto the card...
It is A5 size - gasp!
I printed out the central section on cream card stock. The bit sticking off the side is supposed to be a library tab which I added a random Dewey decimal number to.
Yes more October Afternoon. And yes, a different border punch. I have suddenly realised that I have bought 7 since last September. It has to stop here! (but they are so luverly....). Two were birthday presents (chosen by me as I have the best craft taste). Some of the elusive Martha Stewart punches are available at Imagine That but are flying off the shelves (well hanging unit really). the apple was cut out of one of the papers and glittered using glue pen and loose glitter. On reflection the pens would have been better...

Right back to playing with buttons and getting ready for a "fun" Church camp...

12 comments:

Vanessa said...

WOW, look at all those buttons!! Don't forget to show us the button bracelets. :)

Your cards are so fresh and gorgeous Lythan. :)

Vanessa.

Steph said...

I absolutely LOVE green and I agree with you that blue and green go lovely together, infact it is one of my favourite combos. Great job x

Kathy said...

Your cards are wonderful - not just these ones but ALL the cards you make - and its a shame you didn't make the idol thing (which of course completely passed me by - I have no idea what you're talking about!)

As for the buttons - How on earth could you possibly decide what to keep and what to donate elsewhere? rather you than me.....

Pascale said...

OOh button jewellary sounds like heaven to me!!! I love your DCM card so creative, Hugs Pascale

SueH said...

Did you say A5 Lythan………wow, that’s ambitious!

I love the bright colours you’ve used on your DCM card but it puzzled me why anyone would send a ‘You’ card.
Now I’ve just realised it was just me being very thick and it’s a 'Thank You' card........what a numpty!
Just give me a slip the next time you see me Lol!

BondGirl said...

mmmm buttons - nothing more relaxing than running your hands thru a box of buttons, reminds me of playing at my nans when we were young. how lucky are you! dont forget to show us what you make!

Tip Top said...

Very fab and zingy cards - as always!!! Do like them without the images as I think they stand out more.

And if some of your buttons fancy a Northern home, I'm happy to oblige!

Lou said...

Hello!

If you want to donate some buttons my way to our holiday club for oldies, we are making button necklaces!!!! We'd make good use of some! Tee hee.

Love Louise x

Minx said...

Great selection of cards, real zingy and fresh looking :O)

Jo said...

Thank you Lythan :)

I did lol at the the long haired comment....

Gorgeous cards, love the thank you one, so clever and not at all horrible, quite fab in fact.

Love buttons and border punches :)

j xx

Kath said...

gorgeous cards Lythan...I so love your style and check out those gorgeous buttons....this will keep you in buttons for ever...have a great time at camp...Hugs Kath xxxx

Nancy Sanders said...

Wow, my ultimate dream, to happen upon a garage sale with all those buttons. I would probably have a heart attack if I discovered something like that! Love your cards, they are so unique and quirky!