Thursday, 15 January 2015

B is for Buttons & Bows

The new challenge for 15 January at The ABC Challenge - B is for Buttons and Bows sponsored by Pink Gem Designs is on :)
I've never used any Pink Gem Designs images so this is a new one for me!

The gorgeous image I chose for this one is Emma in Hat which I've coloured with ProMarkers and added a bit of biro to highlight her hair.  I've backed it with black cardstock before mounting onto the card. 

Papers used are from Docrafts Papermainia Bexley Black, Lili of the Valley/NitWits - Solids Bonnets and Bowties and some new paper from Lili of the Valley/Raspberry Road Designs - Mr & Mrs.  Behind the image is a paper doily which I picked up in Lili of the Valley a while ago and some silver ribbon (with a hand tied bow - yay I've mastered doing a tidy bow now) bought from one of their Little Bags of Ribbon selections.
The flowers are a pink selection (my favourite colour) from Wild Orchid Crafts.  See below for a close up :) and the blingy heart buttons are from The Ribbon Girl.

The final touch are some self adhesive gems which I bought in Hobby Craft.

So it's over to you guys now to show us what you can do with buttons and bows :)

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
A Gem of a Challenge - Something New
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/New Beginnings
In the Pink - Anything Goes
Design Team Showcase - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Include Some Pink
Fab n Funky - Something New


  1. Hi Andrea, gorgeous card I love what youve done with this image, the heart gems look fabulous with the flowers, the end result is stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  2. Andrea this is just gorgeous colouring and design. Loving the shades of pink.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Gorgeous card, the image is so sweet and your layout is fab. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. FAB colouring of that pretty Pink Gem image, Andrea - you've done her hair brilliantly! Love the pink colour tones (of course!) and gorgeous embellies! Hugs, Lisa x

  5. Gorgeous creation, love the designer papers and the doliy added, such a great colour combo. Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck, and hope to see you again for C#2.
    ~ Denise ~
    Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  6. What a stunning card, Andrea!! Love the beautiful colours, pretty papers and embellishments and that gorgeous image. Just beautiful!


    1. Thanks Nikki, I told Pink Gem I thought I'd be able to do something gorgeous with this image :) x

  7. A very pretty card, I love those heart embellishments. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  8. Hi Andrea, beautiful card, love it all. Thank you for joining in with us at challenge.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie j xxx

  9. Fab image, colors, and layering!

    Thanks for entering Design Team Showcase.

    {Craftisan Studios}
    Design Team Showcase

  10. What an adorable card! I really like the sweet image and how beautifully you coloured it! Great embellies too! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Use Some Pink challenge. Best of luck in our prize draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

  11. Wow - that is such a beautiful and classy image... your colouring is stunning and I love your layout too.

    Thanks for joining in the Anything Goes fun at In The Pink - good luck and I hope we see you enter again soon!

    Christine (DT)

  12. This is gorgeous, beautiful image...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx