Thursday, 2 February 2012

Buttons and Bows

For this weeks theme of buttons and bows on the Cute Card Thursday blog I've coloured one of Marianne's new Don and Daisy stamps just released, this is Daisy knitting a nice warm scarf, or maybe it's a jumper, hard to tell! I coloured with Copics but put them away before noting down the colours, sorry about that.

The papers are from my stash, originally used for Christmas but equally at home for any time of year. I've run a dark green ink pad around the edges of the image and the papers instead of adding mats, and I've covered up most of the green stripe paper with my embellishments. The white layer is Marianne's new Craftable die CR1203, the flowers are made with the mini poinsettia set LR0142, the red sprays are from LR0106 and the skeleton leaves are from LR0156. I've finished with a red gingham bow and white button, 3 little red hearts, and because I'm out of round red gems I added blobs of red to the centres of my flowers with the pearl maker pen - but I'm not happy with the red pen as it tends to spread rather than giving me a nice round pearl effect.

Fussy and Fancy Friday have a polka dot theme running, and the Lollipop Crafts and Diva's by Design blogs have an anything goes theme, so I'm entering my card with them too.

I hope you can stop by the Cute Card Thursday blog to see the rest of the DTs creations, and read more about our sponsor and prize for this week. And, over on the Don & Daisy blog there is the opportunity to win the stamp I've used for my card today.


  1. beautiful card annie I love the colors and great stamp
    hugs Lia

  2. It´s lovely Annie!
    Hugs Nicolet

  3. oh that is a wonderful image and i just love the colours in your card .. bit like my new blog background lol
    Lisa x

  4. Stunning card Annie, just saw it over on the challenge blog and have to say yours was my fav by far!

    I love that its a really bright colourful card - just what we need to see in the cold days of winter!

    Keryn x

  5. I can so relate to that image, haven't done any knitting in awhile, gorgeous colouring

  6. your card is so pretty Annie, another adorable image and the floral arrangement is fabulous too!

  7. AWW!! Annie, this creation is so adorable with your perfectly colored image and your yummy color combo!! TFS! ;)

  8. Just love the added red Annie really makes the image pop! Chanelle xxx

  9. I love this beautiful creation of you, wonderful coloured image too.
    Hugs Gretha

  10. Aw this is gorgeous Annie, I love the colour combo and the image is just so adorable :)

  11. This is soooo cute! Love the colour combo and delightful embellies! Hugs, Lesley

  12. Love your adorable cute card Annie.

  13. I love the clever touches of red in this card - it really has brought the whole thing together. Hope things are getting better with your mum. Lynn ♥ xx

  14. Beautiful card super sweet image, I need this, love it!

    A big thank you for sharing with us this week over at Divas By Design... Good luck!

    Jo xxx

  15. Fab card, love the image & the die cuts are gorgeous!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!
    Hugs shell xx

  16. I really thought that white layer was a doily before I read your description. I love your shading of that lampshade (sorry about the pun - only noticed as I typed) & her socks are a scream. You always manage to put such character into your colouring & she is absolutely intent on not dropping a single stitch. Something tells me she knitted her own socks a little bit too long!!
    Paula (PEP)


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