Sunday, October 17, 2010

No. 10 ~ Buttons & Bows by Mary

Happy Sunday! Hope you are all having a wonderful Fall weekend. It's my turn to post for our BUTTONS & BOWS challenge.   Yay!

I've colored this sooooooooo adorable Snuzzle Love cutie illustrated by Crissy Armstrong for Wags 'n Whiskers ~ can you tell I just love her?! But I promise not to go on and on about how much she reminds me of my granddaughter!

Lots of buttons, and actually a few bows - if you look very closely, I added some real TEENY TINY bows to the bunny's outfit and the hair braid.  Yes, I do love bows!  And, since I'm a purple addict, this Cosmo Cricket paper was made just for me!!   I also can't tell you how excited  I was to find this gorgeous  piece of purple dotted ribbon in my stash ~ it matched the DP perfectly!!  Yes, I admit it ~  it really is the little things that make my day!    :)

I decided to do an easel card, which is always my favorite for special cards. One tip that I learned from my inspirational go-to card designer, Rachel Jakes, is to add a little DP to the inside of the easel fold. It's such a simple little addition, but seems to really add a lot to the whole card, IMO! Here's a quick photo to show you what I'm talking about . . .

And a photo of the bottom section of my easel card, with MORE buttons . . .

Our challenge this month is being sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps.  They are offering FIVE digital images of your choice from their store! And Crissy is going to throw in THREE of her digital images as well, making the prize a total of EIGHT digital images!

If you use either a Stitchy Bear Image or one of Crissy's digital images from either Whimsy Stamps, Sqigglefly, or Wags n' Whiskers, you will be eligible for the prize! If you don't use any of those designated images, that's fine, you can still play along. But you won't be entered into the draw if you choose to use alternate images!
Here is a word from our sponsor:

Stitchy Bear Stamps was created when a good friend of mine Sue from Beary Dust Stamps and I (Stitchy) were selling our products in the same store. One day we got an unexpected email saying that the store was shutting down and when we went to the store, poof it was gone...So, after the dust cleared and several emails later, Stitchy Bear Stamps was born. We gathered all the other creator's from the original store and away we went. It has been quite a learning experience but none the less we are growing everyday with new fabulous creators. I have always believed when God closes one door another Bigger and Better one opens ;)...
Thank you all who have read our little story, I do hope you enjoyed ;)

Please come nip by our our new creators, view our Fab new images and mega bargain packs!
stitchy aka stitchy stamps:

I hope you will join us for this FUN challenge and a chance to win this awesome prize package!  There's still plenty of time to play along ~ the deadline is midnight on October 31st!    You will find the InLinkz form to upload your entry right HERE on Crissy's originating post.  

Thanks for stopping in today!


  1. this is stunning, I adore the colours you used and all the little details x

  2. Stunningly coloured, as always you Copic master you!!! Gorgeous colour choices too. I love the 3D effect. And those teeny tiny bows!! So cute!! The sketch is great and I love the button centers on the flowers. The lacy frame around the image is gorgeous too. Such a sweet card made by a sweet gal!


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