Tuesday, April 9, 2013

PWC253 - Buttons

It's time to get pretty.  This week's Paper Pretties challenge PWC253 is buttons.  Does it get any easier?  If you don't have a button jar in your craft room (and who are you?  even my mother had a button tin- which I inherited and still have) go rip some off the bottom of shirts you wear tucked in, nobody will notice they're gone.  You really need to get some buttons in your stash.  They are the perfect embellishment for masculine cards and they work on feminine cards too.  They come in thousands of shapes, sizes and colors.  There are some really neat shaped buttons but they usually have shanks so if you're going to use them get your hands on a pair of wire cutters otherwise those metal shanks won't come off.  They'll still be fun to look at but with those shanks on you'll either have to sew them onto clothes or just enjoy hoarding them.  Hoard if you like, who am I to judge?
For this card I used "Life's Treasures Sophia".  This image brings back some sweet memories of days at the beach with my daughter when she was just a little girl.  Those were the best of times.  These days it's a miracle if I can get her to spend more than 5 minutes with me.  Well it's just another stage and I expect that in the future she'll want to hang out with me more than she does now, time will tell.  While this image looks great on a card it would also be great on a scrap book page.  For those of you who have sons, don't feel left out there's a "Life is Good Cooper' that you can use.
Here's the deets:
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"
paper - Memory Box Beach dp; Co'ordinations yellow card stock
miscellaneous - copics; buttons;  baker's twine; sun charm; Twinkle  Goosebumps;  bling
Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC253 - Buttons
the Squirrel and the Fox #41 - Inspired by Song or Music (Beaches with Bette Midler)
Craft Your Passion #157 - Water, Water Everywhere
Crazy Challenge CCH#142 - Add a Charm
Cutie Pie #41 - Favourite Film (Beaches)
Thanks for stopping by, come back again.


  1. Fabulous, bright, cheerful card! Love the papers, that darling image, your coloring, and embellies! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. This card is so pretty, the colours are fresh and inviting - love!
    Thank so much for playing along with us at The Squirrel and The Fox.
    Linda xox

  3. This is adorable Chris...great colouring! Thanks for joining our challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox :)

  4. Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  5. Wonderful card and sweet image.Beautiful colouring and love your paper choices - so fresh and bright.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  6. cute cute! i'm so ready for the beach!


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