Saturday 14 June 2014

Buttons and Bows

Good morning! There's a new colour challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and this time, as hostess, I get to choose the colours! I am going with strawberries as my inspiration, red, dark green and light green, with a metallic of choice on the side.I've also chosen a traditional theme for my card, the wreath
After printing the background I stamped my wreath image, from Woodware Stamps, and then added tiny red buttons for the berries.

To add the required metallic element I have tied little silver bows and added two sentiment banners, using peel off stickers, which are, in my opinion, just right for the contempo style of this card

Do have a look at the cards from the rest of the team at 52 CCT and then link up your Christmas creation. I had a lovely surprise yesterday, as my Flonz stamps arrived from New Zealand.  They were a prize from Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge a few weeks back, lucky me! Can't wait to test drive them. I am linking this card up to the challenge this week too, as Hazel wants cards with silver or gold on them. Why not link yours?


  1. Loved the idea of using buttons for berries - what a lovely card - Jacqueline xx

  2. magnifique carte Louise, très originale et créative, biz

  3. Louise - I love the idea of using strawberry colours for the challenge, and I think your wreath is absolutely stunning. Love the texture with the buttons and bows too! Love it!

  4. Wow - very artsy and contemporary! So envious of how easy you make this look Louise. Beautiful! Hugs D

  5. LOVE the strawberry inspiration this week, Louise! Thanks for a great challenge. The wreath is stunning. Button berries ... genius!!! Have a great weekend!
    hugs, Asha

  6. A fab card Louise, such a very jazzy wreath with all those buttons and bows! You chose a great colour combo for us all to work with!
    Ruth x

  7. A great challenge this week Louise. I love your Christmassy wreath, with its tiny buttons and bows, and the sentiment looks great continued across the width of the card (must try that).
    Have a great week, hugs, Gill x

  8. I love the strawberries this week must try to remember to make them for our family Christmas gathering when strawberries will be at their best.
    Love your card with its buttons and bows.
    Margaret M


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Louise xx