Sunday, 18 September 2011

Dream Valley #16 - Buttons

Morning all, today is a new challenge at Dream Valley, and this time the theme is Buttons. We're sponsored by Digis With Attitude this week, so a lucky winner will receive a prize of $10 Canadian dollars to spend on their images.

I thought I'd try something different this time and make a card with no colouring on for a change. Instead I used some chipboard shapes from Make It Crafty which I coloured using Copic markers and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder - a new technique for me! These 2 gorgeous chipboards, a mannequin and a cotton reel are from a set called Sew It Up, aren't they nice? I used papers from K&Co, which I aged and distresed then added some handstitching to fit in with the sewing/dressmaking idea, and completed the card with some lace from my lovely blogging friend, Kevin, a little seam binding, pearls, Prima flowers and lastly some buttons to follow this week's challenge. Hope you like it.





I'd like to enter this is these challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Embossing (heat embossing on the chipboard shapes)
Anything Goes Challenge - Vintage/shabby chic
CES Crafty Emma's Store - Embellish Me More (buttons, flowers, pearls, chipboard bobbin, lace, seam binding)
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Cupcake Craft Room - Pink & green
Deep Ocean Challenges - Lace
Heart Song Inspirations - Glitter and/or chipboard (I used 2 chipboards)
Kaboodle Doodles - Chipboard
My Sheri Crafts - Sew Simple
One Stop Craft Challenge - Girlie
Wags & Whiskers - Lace

The challenge runs for 2 weeks so there's plenty of time to upload your buttons projects to the main challenge blog - check it out for lots more ideas with buttons from my clever teamies.

Happy crafting!



43 comments:

Mags said...

What a great idea to expand 'buttons' to include sewing, too! That chipboard mannequin is just fabulous! Love it!

luv, Mags x

melsanford said...

Oh a beautiful card! Those papers are goooorgeous! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Martinas Welt said...

This looks amazing!!!! Such a beautiful card!!
Hugs,
Martina

Vicky said...

I love it Carole...! love the dp's and isn't it just nice to do something a lil' different sometimes...brilliant creation sweetie...

have a super afternoon...hugs Vicky xx

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Carole.xxx

chrissy xx said...

One Fabulous card Carole! LOve it.
Chrissyxx

Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Carole.
Sue x

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a beautiful card Carole....just love it

Anne

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card. I love the dress and how you created it. Thanks for joining The Heart Song challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Lynne in NI said...

WOW, what a fabulous card Carole! Love your strip of fancy lace and the buttons and thread are perfect to go with your mannequin!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Carole, I like the papewrs, the flowers and the lace.
Kevin xx

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Lovely card Carole! Wonderful embellies too! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Kath
Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Judie said...

Just one fantastic card Carole. Your papers are great and the dress form just stands out beautifully. TFS

Hugs
Judie

jeanie g said...

Love your card Carole sorry I haven't been around to email you. It's been a very sad week for me.

Janette said...

Carole it's another stunner...I just love the dress and the embellies are fab....brilliant card and a nice change methinks....

Hope your keeping well hun...take care.xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Carole this is absolutely gorgeous, the image and flowers look wonderful so do the papers and colours you have used, a super card.
hugs
Lorraine x

scrapperjulia said...

Love that lace and dress maniquin. Very pretty, girly card! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

Cathy said...

Wow, Carole I love this card. The thread on the spool is a wonderful touch. The lace is lovely and the colors are perfect..TFS

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Carole.
luv
Debby

Jackie said...

I'n not a button fan but these work very well as flower centres. Very pretty card :o)
Jackie xx

Jack said...

This is fabulous, and now of course I really, really NEED those chipboard shapes, lol. xx

Renkata said...

Very romantic and beautiful card Carol.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie i am loving this so much gorgeous colours and gorgeous work hugs pops x

Susan (rainy) said...

Look at all those gorgeous papers and wonderful design elements. Great collage design.

Pami said...

Oh this is gorgeous Carole, I love the image and the flowers are fab. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom this month, good luck! Pami x

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our embossing challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! WTG!

Tamie said...

Super fun card! I love, love, love the colors you used and the way you heat embossed the chipboard. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Lin said...

Oh Wow Carole, your stuff just gets more and more gorgeous! Your handstitching is absolutely perfect too!

Lin xx

Natalie Z. *Paselska* said...

Very very beautiful card!
Many thanks for playing along with us at Creatalicious Challenges this time!
Happy crafting.
Hugs Natalie xx

craftykitten said...

Hi Carol,
What a gorgeous girly card hun. Love the layout and the flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons this time. Good luck.
hugs
Dawn xx

La Vikinga said...

Hi Carol; your card is very special and well-done - I like the way you made the die-cut shine and the lace and trim!

Thanks for participating with us at Crafty Ribbons and welcome back!

La Vikinga

Lori said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

Franz♥ said...

Wow Carole! Really original and pretty!

Thank you for joining us at Deep Ocean, a big hug, Francesca.

Joan Ervin said...

Oooooh, Gorgeous, Carole....I just loooove the vintage, shabby chic look you have created!!!!! The dress form is sooo awesome and I love how you added the flowers, thread, buttons, and your spectacular sewing!!!!! Ya did good, girlfriend!!!!!

Joanne said...

I REALLY like your "something different"!!!!! Awesome job, and I love that mannequin stand, too adorable. Great colors, papers and lovely details! Hugs, J:)

Kathryn said...

Gorgeous, love the look you have created on this card and I NEED those chippies now! Thanks for joining in with us at Anything Goes K x

Julie said...

Stunning card Carole!! Fabulous design and I love the mannequin!! Super embellies too! Hugs, Juliexx

Rachel x said...

Hey Carole!! :)
Seriously headachey and foggy today so will be quick but- just had to pop over and say 'Yay!!!' to you getting out!! :D That's made me have a happy face, too!!lol Hope the payback's not too bad or long lasting and glad it was worth it anyway!! :)
Love this card btw- such pretty colours and the fab mannequin looks even fabber (not my fault I'm butchering the English language- blame the fog!!lol) with your embossing treatment!! :)
sending big hugs and out of bed soon wishes, Rachel xxx

Mary J said...

Wow, just adorable, I love this Carole!

Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom this month!

Mary J x

Theresa said...

WOW, love that chipboard mannequin. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at the Cupcake Craftroom.

Davi said...

WOW Carol this is beautiful! I love the embossed dress form and lovely colors!!

Glenda said...

Gorgeous card! Love all your details! Thanks for playing with us at My Sheri Crafts!
Glenda

Sheri said...

SO PRETTY! Great colors!

Thanks for joining our "Sew Simple" challenge this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)