Wednesday, 7 April 2010

C.R.A.F.T 45 - Buttons!

This week at C.R.A.F.T we have it all buttoned up! LOL!
We were asked to make a project and include buttons somewhere.

Our lovely sponsor this week, who is supplying a super and appropriate prize of a big pile of ..............


is the uber-talented HopeJacare who is not only a fab artist but I'm proud to count her as a team-mate and a blogging-pal too.

AKA Claire, she is such a lovely lady - nothing is too much trouble and I've never heard a bad word from her for anyone - she is a genuine and loyal lass.

I do, however, dislike one thing about her fiercely. She's a better bloomin' doodler than me! Yeah! So you understand....hmmmm... And if you don't understand, take a butcher's at the doodle on my card - it's one of hers.....yeah! yeah! Just TOO bloomin' good, isn't it? Makes me ill, she does.... I just HAD to have it, didn't I?

You really DO need to have a look at her shop - she really does have some gorgeous 'doodles'. I love this one but her 'Dandelion' is really fab coloured up and that wonderful chicken.... the detail in it! I'll be back over there after to buy another couple.....

There are a couple of fab birdies too and the thing I love about her style is that there is something for everyone - it's not all big-eyed girls and puppies, although there are certainly some cute images there - there are some very beautiful drawings. Just think what you could do with them and your Copics or your Marvy pens.

I used :-

1 x 21cm square white cardstock
1 x 12" sheet of DCWV from the pink 'Spring' collection
4 x star-shaped buttons and some thread to tie through the holes.
1 large -ish scrap of double-sided pearlescent paper such as Stardream
1 x 14.5 cm x 10cm dark puce Bazzill Bling for a mat.
1 x 14.5 cm x 10 cm yellow Bazzill Bling for 'shadow' mat
Choice of embellishments - mine are plastic trailing ivy leaves
4 x 21cm strips of puce paper lace trim
Dusky pink chalk for distressing
3D foam squares and adhesive of choice
1 x image, stamped and coloured. I used HopeJacare's 'Birdhouse' and coloured it with Copics and Sakura 'Stardust' or 'Tiara' pens and a waterbrush.

Not much method to speak of!
The DCWV paper is so colourful & lively, there wasn't much else for me to do!

1) Chalk up the two side edges of your patterned paper and adhere it to your cardstock but bend back the top left hand corner approx 7 cms first.
2) Cut two 7cm squares, one of the patterned paper and one of the pearlescent paper.
3) Punch four 8cm approx. strips of the pearlescent paper and leave approx 1cm blank strip at bottom.
4) Carefully adhere with ds tape or similar two of the punched strips to two adjacent edges of the pearlescent paper and trim to size. Tidy up the punched bit if required. Fold flat against the square.
5) Slip this square of paper under the edge of the turned back patterned paper and adhere to the top left hand corner of the cardstock. 'Fluff' the punched edge up a bit so it stands up a little
6) Take the patterned square and stick the other two punched strips along the two adjacent edges that will be adhered to the folded over corner to face it. Take care to get the pattern right. Adhere to face the blank corner and tuck the bottom in. Trim this if necessary.
7) Adhere the paper lace along the top, middle and bottom of the card to suit.
Puth this whole to one side for the moment.
8) Take your coloured image (Mine is 'Birdhouse' by HopeJacare) and chalk lightly round the edges with a mauvy-grey chalk. Adhere this image to the puce mat and adhere paper lace top and bottom.
9) Position yellow mat on an angle behind the image and puce mat and adhere it to the made up card to suit.
10) Using 3D squares, adhere the image and puce mat in place above the yellow mat.
11) Add your embellishments.
12) Adhere your stars with the thread tied through.

Job done!
Hope you like it!


  1. Thanks Ei - thats a commendation and a half and very much appreciated! I love your card - it's such a creative use of my doodle and the colour choices are glorious! Can you tell how much I love it....Cheers Claire x

  2. Ei ,What abeautiful card hun love the image coloured fab!Thankyou so much for the lovely card you sent it is beautiful.Sorry in delay in thanking you but went up north for Easter it was on mat on arrival back.Hope you had a lovely Easter?Thanks for thinking of me times a wee bit tough at the moment but always alight at the end of the dark tunnel
    love n hugs judex:)

  3. Absolutely love your card Eileen, it's gorgeous.



  4. Really lovely card Ei, I love everything about it!

    Love, Rose xx

  5. Beautiful card, adore the image.

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous Ei!! I love that image and you have colored it beautifully!
    Hugs, Tammy


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