Saturday, May 20, 2017

Spring Daisies


Hello all, may I share the wonderful Spring Daisies from Cute as a button store with you today. Francesca really is an amazing artist and it is truly a privilege to work with these fantastic images!!
There are more details about how I designed this card on my blog  - http://getthejclook.blogspot.com/2017/05/spring-daisies.html, I always enjoy a wee visit!

I hope you enjoy seeing just what the team can achieve with these great digis, I know we enjoy working with them so much!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Victorias May Inspiration Card uing Our Wedding Day

Hi. It's Victoria stopping by today. I'm here to share my inspiration post for this month using this gorgeous Cute As A Button image called Our Wedding Day. You can find more of these stunning images at the Cute As A Button Store.


I've coloured her with Touch Five Markers and Pencils. I've created a diamond fold card which can fold flat for postage. I've embossed and coloured the edges of the background paper. I added lots of die cuts to create the frame around the image. Then I've embellished with premade flowers and butterflies. I hope you like my card.

We'd love it if you could stop by and see the current challenge going on at the Cute As A Button Challenge Blog and the Progressive Challenge on the Cute As A Button Facebook Group.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Margaret's inspiration post

Hello, it is my turn to do an inspiration post for Cute as a Button

I have done another journal page in the journal I am making for my second grand daughter.


I covered journal page with white gesso, then sponged with Coffee bean brilliance ink.  Stamped some stamps from Limited Edition clear stamps Art parts around the edges.
Stamped more of the stamps on a piece of Steampunk paper from Bearly Mine designs.  Painted over stencil with moulding paste onto the paper and when dry sponged some of it with distress ink and layered paper onto journal page.
Printed Cute as a Button Steampunk Evelyn, coloured her with markers, cut out and layered on top.   Cut out the sentiment that comes with the stamp and layered on top.

I hope you will go over to the challenge blog  http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
 and join in the  May challenge

You are also invited to join the facebook group

Inspiration posts every so often on the Showcase blog: 

Some lovely new stamps will be released on the 10 May and the design team are busy making cards to show on the challenge blog.


Monday, May 1, 2017

Flying Away With You

How to make this fun slider card:

video

To make this super easy, yet super fun slider card you need to start with an 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of card stock, 3-3/4" x 5-1/8" piece of solid cardstock and a smaller piece of cardstock about 1/2" x 2-1/2".


Fold all of the score lines then figure out how you want the front of your card to look...You can cut your line anyplace on your card front for your slider.  For this card I cut it about 1" in on the left side.  Using your smaller piece of cardstock (1/2" x 2-1/2") put it through the slit, this will be your slider piece.  On the inside you will place your double stick tape so it will stick to the 3-3/4" x 5-1/8" piece of cardstock and place a pop dot on the piece that is stick out to place your image.  I'm not very good at these tutorials so I'm going to give you a link I've used...just keep in mind how she did it is flexible (as far as where you can put the slit).  Here is the card I made using Hold Tight Please.  Yes, I did make her "balloon" string a lot longer.  I added some re-purposed balloons from a store bought card, added some flowers, gems and used a fun edge punch.





Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  Use any image
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge –   spring
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – interactive and/or birthday
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  a Birthday Card
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –   Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Embellish It
In The Pink (always use more pink than any other color) up to 3 entries – Birthday
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – anything goes 
Delicious Doodles Challenge (one entry per person using a DD image) – ribbon and flowers

Monday, April 24, 2017

April Inspiration - Judy

Hello all!
It's Judy here sharing my inspiration for this month!

I decided to create an easel card using


I started by printing and coloring the image with
Prismacolor pencils and fussy cutting. 
Next I cut a 12x12 inch piece of mediam blue card stock down
to 12x5 inches. I folded the 12 inch side in half to create a
6x5 inch card base and then folded the front in half again
to form the easel.


Next I covered the front of the card with dark blue card stock,
cut a frame out of medium blue with a Paper Artist die
and adhered to white card stock.

I adhered the white piece to the card base.
I cut accent pieces from the die set in medium blue 
and adhered to dark blue card stock and fussy cut around
to use as a background for the sentiment.


I popped the image on the white & die cut background with foam tape.
The sentiment piece was popped on the bottom of the card base.
I added some gems for the finished product!






I hope I've inspired you just a little bit today
and that you'll check out this set and the other products available at

Oh and don't forget to check out the current challenge going on at the
Thursday, April 20, 2017

My Bunny


Well hello everyone, this is my April inspiration post for Cute As A Button and isn't she fabulous?? She goes by the name of My Bunny, I love her! As we have had such a dull, grey and miserable winter I decided to add a massive splash of colour to this card!

Image called My Bunny, from Cute As A Button  coloured with pencils and markers
Good wishes die cut
Daisy die cuts
Pearl from stash
Disa Dp

I would love a visit to my blog, here is the address :-
http://getthejclook.blogspot.com/2017/04/my-bunny.html and while you are there please do visit the Cute As A Button store, you will not regret it!
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Victoria's April Inspiration Card using Sitting Pretty

Hello! It's Victoria here stopping by to share my inspiration post for this month. I've created this using a Cute As A Button image called Sitting Pretty. I love this image so much. More stunning images can be found at the Cute As A Button Store.


I've coloured her with Touch Five Markers and Pencils. I've put diamond glaze on her eyes and lips to make them super shiny. I coloured the background with Distress Inks which I've embossed. I die cut the swirls and used a punch cutter for the mini flowers. I have computer generated the sentiment myself. I hope you like my card.

We'd love it if you could stop by and see the current challenges going on at the Cute As A Button Challenge Blog and a Progressive Challenge on the Cute As A Button Facebook Group.

Thank you for stopping by.
Friday, April 7, 2017

Margaret's Cute as a Button Inspiration Post for April

It is my turn to do the inspiration post for Cute as a Button
http://cuteasabuttonshowcase.blogspot.com.au/

and I have made another journal page


I covered journal page with white gesso.  Used distress stains and distress paints to make a rainbow background.  Used moulding paste through stencil, when dry sponged over with different colours of distress inks.
Printed out precoloured Cute as a Button digi stamp Love my Copics, cut out and layered on top.
Added brads and sentiment

I hope you will go over to the challenge blog and join in the April challenge Easter
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

You are also invited to join the facebook group

Cute as a Button shop:  http://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com/

Inspiration posts every so often on the Showcase blog: 
http://cuteasabuttonshowcase.blogspot.com.au/



Some lovely new stamps will be released on the 10 April and the design team are busy making cards to show on the challenge blog.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Karen's Inspiration Post - Combining images

Today I want to share a card with you that I made using two totally different images from Fracesca's store.  I used Hosanna Joshua and Cuddly Busty Buttons for this card.  Joshua was intended to be used for the current Easter Challenge, Buttons was intended to be a summer image, however my first thought when I saw Joshua was "he'd be cute holding that frond over a sun bathing beauty", so, that is what I did with him.  She was colored using glitter gel pens, he was colored using Stampin' write markers.  I kept it pretty CAS since the two images combined were busy enough (in my opinion).  I simply added some gems that I thought brought out the dots in her hat.

I'd love to see how you can combine two totally different images and make them work!


Thanks for looking!  I'm sharing this in the following challenges.


613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge –   spring
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown – add sparkles
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –   anything goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes optional/Easter Gift
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – anything  goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes 
Cute Card Thursday – Warm Colors/tones
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog anything goes
Scrapper's Delights Challenges (up to 3 entries ) – anything goes
Monday, March 27, 2017

Dianne's Inspiration 'FLAMENCO DANCER'

HELLO EVERYONE 

Today it is my turn  Dianne to give you some inspiration using 
one of the many gorgeous image's from 

CUTE AS A BUTTON 

My inspiration today i have used the gorgeous image 




My card to show you this time is just a quick and easy one 

First i printed image and coloured her using my promarker's 
then cut everything to size my card stock ,paper's then decided which 
dies and embellishments to use 
This is the finished result



Hope you like what i have to show you today and if you 
would like to know more about what i have used please pop over 
to my blog -Here 

Thank you for looking 

Dianne xx 


Thursday, March 23, 2017

March Inspiration by Judy

Hello everyone!
It's Judy here to share some inspiration here on the

I created a note card set using the

I colored the 4 fairies with pencils and pulled out
coordinating solid color card stocks.

Next I fussy cut the images and cut down the
colored card stock to fit the front of my A2 size cards 
and white card stock to use as the background for the images.

I embossed the white background pieces with an embossing folder
from Hot Off the Press. Then die cut circles to fit the center
of the embossing with Sizzix framelits dies.

I layered all the pieces and this is what I ended yo with!




I think these will make a nice gift set for someone all tied up with pretty ribbon!

I hope I've inspired you just a little bit today
and that you'll check out this set and the other products available at

Oh and don't forget to check out the current challenge going on at the

Until next time,
Happy Crafting!
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Love song


Good day to you! It is my turn to host the Inspiration  at Cute As A Button this time and I chose to use Love Song. This is a full body image but for this card I cropped the image.I do like the effect!
This is the full image:







Recipe

Image by Cute As A Button called Love Song  coloured with markers and pencils
Dp's are Crafty Sentiments
HB die cut
Chrysanthemum die cuts
Gem from stash

Thank you for stopping by, please do take a look in the store Cute As A Button  as there are many, many more wonderful images to see. By until next month!

Jackie
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Victoria's March Inspiration Post using Rose Garden

Hi everyone!! Victoria here, I'm stopping by to share my inspiration post for this month. I've created this using a Cute As A Button image called Rose Garden. This is one of the gorgeous new images that can be found at the Cute As A Button Store.


I've made a Z fold card with her. She has been coloured with Touch Five Markers, Spectrum Noir Markers and Pencils. I coloured all the added elements including the background with Distress Inks. I die cut the swirls, butterflies, leaves and heart boarder die cut. Then I used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut out two SVG files of roll up roses. I made a tag hidden within the card which you can slide up and down. I hope you like my card.


We'd love it if you could stop by and see the current challenges going on at the Cute As A Button Challenge Blog and a Progressive Challenge on the Cute As A Button Facebook Group.

Thank you for stopping by today.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Margaret's Cute as a Button inspiration post for March

It is my turn to  do an inspiration post for March
I have done another journal page

I have painted journal page with Ecoline blue and green brush pens.
Sprayed with water.
Painted mini vineyard stencil with moulding paste.
Painted 5 clouds with white paint.
Printed Cute as a Button precoloured digi stamp and sentiment Hosanna-Chloe
Cute the digi and sentiment apart and layered on top.
Added leaves.

I hope you will go over to the challenge blog  http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

 and join in the March challenge Spring

You are also invited to join the facebook group

Cute as a Button shop:  http://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com/

Inspiration posts every so often on the Showcase blog: 
http://cuteasabuttonshowcase.blogspot.com.au/

Some lovely new stamps will be released on the 10 March and the design team has been busy making cards to show on the challenge blog.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Peekaboo Slider Card With Progressive Freebie Image

My inspiration card this month was created using this month's progressive Freebie image.  I decided I wanted to try making a peekaboo slider card.  I've seen this one done a few times and love how it works.  I followed Dawn's directions on her Youtube tutorial.  Due to the fact that I don't have the right punches, I had to substitute for a round die.  I cut all three circles at the same time.  Since I use only digital images and sentiments I had to adjust for that as well.

I colored our sweet Flamenco Dancer using chalks, gel pens and promarker.  I added some fabric flowers, paper flowers, butterflies, ribbon, and lots of gems.  The age sentiment is from Create With TLC, The happy birthday sentiment is mine.



Thanks for looking!

The Ribbon Girl Blog     Use any image
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) anything goes
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge –   sentimental journey
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Anything Goes 
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – ribbons & bows
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown – Things w/wings
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes optional/use love hearts
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – add ribbon
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes 
Cute Card Thursday – anything goes  
Moving Along With The Times – rainbow or rainbow colors
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo
Crafting With Dragonflies (one entry)– purple
Sunday, February 26, 2017

'Especially For You'

Hi Everyone 

Dianne here today to show you some inspiration 
on my card today i have used the gorgeous image 



First i printed out the image then coloured her 
using my promarker's 



HAIR-Raw Sienna -Mustard-Tulip Yellow-Buttercup
SKIN-Coral-Sunkissed Pink-Blush-Baby Pink 
OTHER COLOUR'S -Saffron-Vanilla- Burgundy-Leaf Green-Apple 
and a White gel pen 

Once coloured i then decided to cut out using one of my spellbinder's 
die's and choose the coloured card stock to use 


I choose a cream and burgundy CS then i cut to size and enbossed 
the card using a embossing folder 


Then i just put this all together and decided what embellishments to use 
I used a Rose digi image and pearl's and a sentiment 


This is my finished card to show you 
if you would like to know more please pop over to my blog 
and say Hello -Here 


Thank you for looking and see you again soon 

Dianne xx 


Friday, February 24, 2017

February Inspiration by Judy

Hey there everyone!
It's Judy here with my inspiration project!

This month I decided to create a wedding card using


I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut.
Then I chose a background DP paper from
Joy's Vintage Papers by Paper Pizazz.
I matted the DP with gray card stock to go on
my pink card base.


Next I decided to use Renaissance Jubilee Spellbinder's dies
to frame the couple.  The frame was adhered to the DP panel.
I pulled out some pearls in various sizes.


The image was added to the frame and is now
ready for some embellishing.


And...wahlah, a finished project!




Be sure and visit 
to see this stamp and all the other products available.

Then show us what you create in the

And don't forget to join in on the monthly
Anything Goes Challenge on the

Until next time,
Happy Crafting!