Say it with…buttons and bows

Posted by on November 18, 2011 in Annabelle Stamps, Challenges | 15 comments

Friday has rolled around again, so that means it is time for another challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps.

Buttons and bows…who doesn’t love to use buttons and bows? I went very clean and simple for this one. I am entering this into the current Wee Memories Challenge #76 – Birthdays and Parties. The sentiment is from the AnnaBelle Stamps “Tree-MEN-dous” set.

And while I was at it, I made another card, but my inspiration for this came from the CAS queen Cristina Kowalczyk.

I used the “Dotted Flowers” stamp set to create this one.


[Happy Birthday]

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps “Tree-MEN-dous” stamp set
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black
Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Pre-cut Kraft card square
Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps natural cotton twine, Basic Grey buttons galore – Brights, Glossy Accents (to adhere the buttons), Martha Stewart score board

[Wishing you Sunshine]

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps “Dotted Flowers” stamp set
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Versacolor – Bamboo, Lagoon Blue, Camellia
Card: Regal Craft Card – White textured, Xpress-It Blending card, Bazzil card stock – raisin
Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps natural cotton twine, Basic Grey Button – red, Glossy Accents (to adhere the buttons), foam dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the DT have created, including our Guest Designer Sue McRae. Their links are on my side bar. Hope you can play along with us!


About our challenges:

  • We post our challenges every Friday at 12:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
  • Each challenge runs for a week, and will close on the Thursday 5.00pm so that we can announce and showcase our weekly winners prior to the next challenge.
  • Each weeks winner will receive our special blinkie to display on their blog and a special little something. Our last challenge for the month will be a sketch challenge which will attract our main prize of a $15.00 gift voucher for that weeks winner.

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  • A maximum of 7 challenges may be combined including this one.
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  1. Both are totally awesome Marion! My fav is the 2nd one with all those bright flowers!

  2. Love both. Great design work on the first one.

  3. The buttons are so sweet, Marion! I REALLY love the size and font of the HB sentiment. Awesome CAS card!! The second card has such a beautiful color scheme. I love the thick twine through the button…it looks amazing!

  4. Both are excellent my favourite has to be the buttons!!! One I love buttons (I mean who doesn’t) and two I love clean and simple and you have pulled that off amazingly.

  5. These multicolored buttons are fabulous! Too cute! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories!

  6. These are both gorgeous Marion!! Love the colours!!

  7. Such fun and colourful cards!

  8. Fabulous cards Marion! Fantastic design and so bright and cheerful – I love them!


  9. Marion….You keep blowing me away with your creative self! I love both of these cards especially that second one using my favorite Annabelle stamp set! Gorgeous. I love the simplicity of the first one with that yummy row of buttons. Thanks so much for playing along with Wee Memories! I so enjoy seeing your creations each and every week! That box you created was OUTSTANDING!

  10. Love both your cards Marion! Those buttons are fabulous and the stamped flower panel… perfect! (it is always so easy to be influenced by Cristina, she is amazing!)

  11. Love both cards Marion but those colourful buttons are gorgeous!

  12. Two gorgoues cards, Marion! LOVE all your bright buttons on your first card and loving all your gorgeous and bright flowers on your second, LOVE them both!!!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  13. Yummy rainbow button goodness! Love how you scored around the sentiment too. 🙂

  14. Wow … these are gorgeous … love them both, fabulous colours!!!

  15. you have again made it difficult to pick a favourite Marion! they are both amazing CAS cards! 🙂

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