Saturday, 26 February 2011

Yay for the pound shop

When I saw this week's DCM challenge was 'Pound shop pretties' I thought I knew straight away what I would use - the other day I got some lovely chipboard flowers with buttons in the centres and also some felt flowers - I thought they were such a good find.

However, I had to go into Bromley this afternoon for something else, so I strayed into Poundland (I needed to get some envelopes anyway) and happened to see that they had packs of self-adhesive button embellishments.

So I've used these instead of the chippie flowers etc that I bought previously - perhaps I'll be back with thosee later.

I've not only used some of the black and white pack on this card, but also used the black patterned background that came in the packete (the 'buttons' were stuck to an acetate sheet so the black patterned card was unspoiled. Papers are BG bittersweet (yet again - the paper pad was still out so I thought I'd use it).

I used the sketch for Papertake 53:

The buttons have a small square of foam adhesive on the backs, but I took these off and poked out the holes to make them look more authentic.

The coffee latte stamp is Stamps Happen by Tara Reed - with just red bits coloured with coral copic.

This is also for:

The crafty pad 109: red, pink and black
Charisma cardz 8: black, white + one colour (hope it's OK that it's varying shades of pink/red)
Totally Gorjuss 69: black and one other colour (varying shades of!)
Tellen's place: buttons, buttons, let's see some buttons
Pink gem challenge 15: buttons, brads, beads, bows - use one, two, three or all
Raise the bar 55: mug shots - hot drinks
Colour create 65: 3 fruits - strawberries, cherries and water melon

I am celebrating with some candy - you can read about it and sign up here


  1. Self adhesive buttons in the poundshop? fabulous - and you have made good se fo them too Hazel! Thanks for being a Poundshop princess with Daring Cardmakers this week :)

  2. Oooooh, that's smashing Hazel and that black paper is gorgeous. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

  3. Great find, the buttons look fab on here!

  4. Your card is lovely, and I am also a big advocate of Poundland!! Plenty of bargains to be found for crafting with! Thanks for sharing with us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week. Hugs, Ali x

  5. beautiful papers and what a fab find.Goodluck at charisma this week and please become a follower.

  6. Fab card Hazel. Love the design and the colour combination. Thje buttons are just amazing. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  7. Thanks for playing Gorjuss with us.

  8. You are a true bargain hunter, Hazel!
    thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers Poundshop challenge this week

  9. Love your colour combo. Black and red always looks good. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  10. Hi Hazel, this is a very colorful card with a wonderful design. I love the papers. Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place in our "Buttons" challenge! :~)

  11. Wow what a bargain... Fabby card. Thank you for sharing with us at AGOAC this time. Hugz Jackie

  12. Of course I have to love this card, I made a latte one too! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar this week.

  13. Fab card love the image and the colours you have used thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
    Angie x

  14. I will hvae to hvae a look fo those buttons - they are fab! A brilliant card :D

    jo x

  15. Beautiful card...Love all the embellishments ...Thank you for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge...
    Mandy x

  16. Aw thanks for joining us at colour create with this lovely card, hugs Liz xx

  17. A lovely card Hazel. The buttons were a wonderful find put to such effective use. Thankyou for joining us again at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

  18. Hello Hazel............. BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!!!

    Thank you for joining us at Colour Create. hugs, Janiel

  19. This is gorgeous and you got a real bargain with your poundshop finds.
    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge.
    Caroline (GDT) xxx

  20. Makes me want a cup of coffee. Love the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

  21. A lovely card love the colours thanks for playing at Tellens Place
    Luv Jane xxx

  22. Oh Hazel this is so beautiful! It sounds like you have been finding some lovely embellishments lately. :) Beautiful colors of this card. Thank you so much for joining in on the fun at Raise The Bar this week!
    ~*Joni RTB DT


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