Friday, 16 March 2012

CHNC challenge 64: button it up

I know it's only Friday evening, but I'm posting my CHNC challenge 64 ahead of time, partly because I won't have time in the morning to check whether it's scheduled as it should because of my Tearfund sale.

For my challenge 64 I'm asking you to use buttons - the challenge is being sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop - you can read more about it here.

Now I have a confession to make - well a couple, really - I made my card Friday afternoon (which is early for me - lol!) because I need to get sorted for my card sale tomorrow (not feeling well again, so that's not making it easier), so I used the sketch for Saturday sketch 18, forgetting that by the time my challenge goes live their challenge will be closed - so I decided to break with tradition and post this earlier, only to find that Saturday sketch 18 has already closed - d'oh!

My second confession is that I originally intended to use a digital stamp from Digi Doodle Shop (the sponsors for this challenge) and I forgot - double do'oh!!

Everything used for this card was from my offcuts box - the red glittery panel down the middle is another piece from one of the crackers I saved from the Christmas before last. The circle was cut on my cricut (about time I used that - it's been neglected!). The stamp is a favourite Penny Black called 'fantasy', stamped with versamark and heat embossed with detail black powder (it looks as if I've got specks on powder on the silver where it shouldn't be, but it isn't, honestly - lol! - it's reflection on the photo.

Inspired by all the red for this inspiration photo on Christmas card challenges week 15:

'Buttons' are featured on this inspiration photo for Virginia's view challenge 3 on Lily pad, so I'm linking for that:
This is also for:

Totally Gorjuss 122: anything goes with a button
Willow sketchie: sketch and/or theme - embellish it - buttons and bling
Whimsy 30: emboss it
Christmas crafting 9: non-Christmas image 
Order of the opus Gluei 126: branching out
Cardmakin mamas: button, button, who's got the button?


  1. Fab creation, love the image with those buttons, fab idea!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Willow Sketchie this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  2. Brilliant Hazel! That's my first thought for using buttons out of the window though :( Back to the drawing board, hope you start to feel better soon - don't overdo things, but probably you will anyhow! Di xx

  3. superbe, tout ces boutons c'est très joli, elle est brillante, biz

  4. Great card Hazel, I love the buttons and fab colour combination.
    Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.

  5. Hi Hazel! I love the use of buttons on your card! Gorgeous design! Thanks so much for joining the fun with us at Lily Pad (Virginia's View)!!

  6. Now that's what I could do with - a button tree!Fab idea.Very elegant card with your paper choices.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  7. This is a gorgeous card! I love your button tree and the choice of colors. All the details are great!

  8. gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing at CCC this week.

  9. Stunning card! I love your embossing! Thank you for joining our Embossing challenge at Whimsy! Good luck! Ani

  10. What a stunning card, I love the colours and all your buttons.

    Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenges this week

    Anne-Marie x x

  11. Gorgeous card Hazel, love the buttons in the tree and fab colours. Thanks for playing along with Willow Sketchie this week! Hugs, Claire x

  12. Hi Hazel, thats a gorgeous eyecatching card, i love it.
    Also hope you have been feeling better and that your weekend has been ok,
    have a lovely week
    hugs June x

  13. Wonderful button tree !
    Thanks for joining CCC!

  14. WOW the buttons look fab combined with this image. A great creation.
    Thanks for sharing with WSC this week.

    Kelly x

  15. Oh Hazel, I LOVE your tree! The buttons are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei!!

  16. Ah this is fabby, thanks for playing on Willow Sketchie this week, Love Hazelxoxo

  17. Fabulous button tree. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month.
    Debbie x

  18. Very cool! Love the papers and the button tree! thanks for playing along with Christmas Crafting!

  19. The button tree is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with CMM!

  20. Hi Hazel, this is fab. Fantastic idea for the non-christmas image. Love it!

  21. Hazel, this card is great looking! I love the shimmer and good on you for saving and reusing your bits of this and that (I'm afraid I'd do it, that I'd forget where I put it, LOL). I love the tree with the swirls and using the buttons as embellishments on it. Very clever!

    Thank you, as always, for finding time to share your creativity with us at Opus Gluei! Love to see your name pop up and I've missed coming over to see what you've been up to!

  22. ooh...I love the colors you used! Very pretty.

  23. great idea Hazel I'm hopeless with buttons. Thank you for joining in at Christmas Crafting


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