Monday, December 26, 2016

December Inspiration by Judy

Good morning all!
It's Judy here sharing my inspiration post for December.

I created an altered notebook using

I colored the image with pencils and fussy cut.
Next I pulled out some papers to go with my colored scheme.

I covered the front of the notebook with the background papers.

I decided on a layout using some circle dies.
My DP is from the Paper Studio's "A Day at the Beach" paper pad.

I die cut my "Dream" title and
 decided to add a little glitter
 to the letters and the mermaid.
I finished up with some glittered sticker dots and
 this is the end result!

You still have a little time left to join in our
monthly challenge at
And as always, we'd love to see your creations
using Cute As A Button products on the

I hope everyone has a Happy New Year!

Until next time 
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Dianne's Inspiration 'Enjoying The Rain'


Everyone Dianne here today to give you some inspiration 

On my card today i have used the gorgeous image 

First i printed out the image onto White card
and the coloured the image using my promarker's

HAIR-Black-Cool Grey 5-4
SKIN-Coral-Sunkissed Pink-Blush-Baby Pink
Also used -Orchid-Purple
Lime Green-Lime Zest
Cool Grey-2-3
White Gel Pen
Silver Gel Pen

Next i choose what paper's and card to use

I decided to make a easle card and also a small gift box
the dies are used are Spellbinder's Heart dies
For small gift box painted then added ribbon
and embellishments

This is the finish result

Thank you seeing you next time

Dianne xx

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Victoria's December Inspiration Post

Hello! I hope that your having a lovely day/evening. It's Victoria here, I'm stopping by to share my inspiration post for this month. I've decided to crated a Christmas Card using two Cute As A Button images called Mary Did You Know and Drummer Boy. I thought that these two images went together really well and can be found at the Cute As A Button Store.

I've coloured them both with a mixture of Spectrum Noir Markers and Rembrandt Aquarell Pencils and fussy cut them out. To create the sky background I've used Distress Inks like water colours. Then I added small die cut stars and a big heat embossed glittery gold star that I created. I also computer generated the sentiment. Mary is stood in the stable which I designed. To add texture I added straw/dried out grass to the roof.

There is currently a challenge going on at the Cute As A Button Challenge Blog and a Progressive Challenge on the Cute As A Button Facebook Group.
We'd love to see you come and join in the fun.
I hope that you like my creation.
Happy crafting.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Snow fox

Good day to you, I hope your preparations for Christmas are proceeding well, if you are like me you will scrape by and hope to do better next year! I am sharing this fabulous image with you today. She is of course from Cute As A Button and she goes by the name of Snow fox. I coloured her foxy colours to show up against the snow. There are so may fabulous images in the store for every occasion, please do take a look HERE.

There are more details on my blog ~ ~ I always love to have visitors! Until next time, do have a wonderful Christmas time.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Happy Christmas from Margaret

Hello everyone it is Margaret here and it is my turn to post an inspiration card for Cute as a Button
I am not well so I have just made a clean and simple card for this post.  Cute as a Button has some precoloured digi stamps as well as black and white digi stamps for you to colour.  The precoloured ones are good when you need to make a quick card.
I have used the precoloured IMG00344 Christmas angel and sentiment which you can buy from the shop

Don't forget to join in the December challenge - new beginnings

and we also invite you to join the facebook group

I hope everyone has a very happy Christmas

Friday, December 2, 2016

Wise Men Still Seek Him

Hi!  Karen here to share some inspiration with you...well, I hope you feel inspired by this card.

This was a fun card to create.  I started with adding everything to my print program.  The image used was Gifts For King Jesus.  You can also get this image pre-colored HERE.

***Did you know that if you want your black to show up better on your digi papers, print the paper first then run the sheet through again with the black where it was supposed to be and remove the digi paper?  Yep, it makes the solid black picture/font show up better!

Once I had everything printed out I colored the image.  I used colored pencil only for this one.  One thing I like to do to give it a softer look is to color the entire image heavily, then use my eraser and erase everything I just colored.  Sounds crazy, but it works.  After coloring the image I fussy cut it out and added pop dots to the back.

I added a little burlap, a burlap flower, 2 paper flowers, some pearls, a gem star, part of a doily, black ribbon and some hemp twine.  The outer sentiment is mine.  The sentiment that came with the image is printed in the inside of the card.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Dianne's Inspiration for November


Hope you are all well 
Dianne here today with my inspiration 

 I have made today a Box card to show you 
using the gorgeous image 

First i printed out the image and then coloured this 
with my promarker's 

HAIR-Raw Sienna-Mustard-Tulip Yellow-Buttercup
SKIN-Coral-Sunkissed Pink-Blush-Baby Pink 
Dress-Orchid -Amethyst 
Polar Bear-Cool Grey 1,2,3 
Also used White Gel pen-Silver pen-Star dust pen 

Next i choose my card to make the box and used 
some Christmas wrapping paper to cover the box 
and i cut a piece of acetate to go over the front 

Then i put it all together and then choose what dies 
and embellishments to use 

Once i had decided i just needed to put everything together 
and this is the end result 

Hope you like what i have made to show 
you today

You can find the image i have used and many more -Here 
and have you joined on this month's challenge 
Please do you can find the challenge -Here 

Dianne xx 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

November Inspiration by Judy

Hello everyone!
It's Judy here sharing my inspiration for this month!

I've been having a lot of fun playing with
altered letters, so I decided to use
to create one that would be fitting for any little girl!

I started by coloring the image with pencils
and fussy cutting. Then I painted the backside
of the 9 1/2 inch wood letter.

Next I covered the front side of the letter
with a coordinating DP from Hot Off the Press
with decoupage medium.
I also chose a set of 3-D paper tole from Hot off the Press
to use as embellishments.

To finish I added some gems to Cinderella's crown
and added some punched butterflies
that were embellished with some rub-ons.

Be sure a visit the
and check out all the products available.

Don't forget to join in on our monthly
Anything Goes Challenges at
and you can always share your
Cute As A Button projects on the 

Until next time
Happy Crafting!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Victoria's November Inspiration Post using Santa Having Cocoa

Hello everyone! It hope that your having a lovely day/evening. It's Victoria here I'm here to share my inspiration post for this month. I've decided to get into the Christmas spirit and I've create a Christmas Card using Santa Having Cocoa. There are some new Christmas digital stamps you can find them at the Cute As A Button Store.

I've coloured Santa with Spectrum Noir Markers and Pencils. To create the background I've used light blue and green card. Which I've added die cut stars to create patterned paper. The sentiment is a digital stamp made by Tracy Wray which I've added foam pads to. Then to finish of I've added die cut Holly by Creative Expression and a flower punch that I've layered up and added a yellow gem to the middle to create a poinsettia flower.

There is currently a challenge going on at the Cute As A Button Challenge Blog and a Progressive Challenge on the Cute As A Button Facebook Group. We'd love to see you come and join in the fun.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post today.

Happy crafting everyone.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

New Hope

Good morning! It's Jackie Cornfield here and this is soooooooo exciting! It is my very first DT Inspiration post as a new team member for Cute As A Button!  There are so may fabulous images in the store you are literally spoilt for choice! I am super excited to be a DT member!

Will you just look at this fantastic image from Cute as a Button!! She is called New Hope and I am sure many will agree after the strange 2016 we are all full of hope for 2017, I know I am. And if some peace can be achieved that would be marvellous.

You will find this and more HERE and please feel free to visit my blog HERE

Bye for now, I will be back soon!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Margaret's inspiration post for November

I am a couple days early posting my Inspiration for November.

This month I have made a mixed media journal page (and a mess)

I covered my page with Gesso Primer then painted it with green and blue Ecoline Brush Pens.
Sprayed with water and tipped up and down to mix the paints.
Used moulding paste through clouds stencil.  I thought that they would stay white but they became blue after a while.
Used distress ink and gel pen through mini climbing vine stencil.
Stamped grass and flowers and butterflies from Posh Impressions stamp-a-scene set.
Printed girl from Cute as a Button precoloured IMG120 Love conquers all, cut out and layered girl on top.   Printed the sentiment from the set a bit bigger, cut out and sponged with distress ink and layered on top.
Added white flowers with rhinestones.

I hope you will follow this showcase blog and see the lovely work every few days by the design team.

Don't forget to join in the November challenge on the challenge blog
Challenge 28 Christmas

We also invite you to join the facebook group

Have a good day.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Feliz Navidad

Hola! :)
Here I am with some inspiration using Mexican Beauty! When I saw her, I thought she'd make a great Christmas card with some ethnic flair. I think I was right! :) She also comes  pre-colored for a quick make.
For more pictures and details, please visit my personal blog
Be sure to stop by the challenge blog and join in on this month's fun! You can also check out Cute As a Button on Facebook and see more inspiration on Pinterest! Don't forget to stop by the store and have a look at all the other cute images available! 
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to come back to see more cool stuff my team mates are sharing!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Karen's Theatrical Inspiration

Being a stage actress one of my favorite things is the comedy tragedy masks...I saw this fun image (TWO CHOICES) and had to use it for my inspiration piece this month.  I have a silhouette machine so, from the Silhouette store, I purchased this fun DRAMA THEATER STAGE set by Samantha Walker.

I chose to go with black, burgundies and golds.  Once I cut the shapes and put it all together I added my image...How?  Well...I colored the image first, then scanned the colored image into my computer.  Once I scanned it into my computer I used my print program and lightened it so that the sentiment would show up more clearly.  I then cut it all out and added it behind the stage.  I then used pop dots to the stage to add some fun dimension.  Once it was all put together I added the gems around the entire thing to frame it.  Then sprayed with Glimmer Mist.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

October Inspiration Judy

Hey all!
It's Judy here sharing my inspiration project for this month!

I chose to do an altered wooden letter project using

I started with a 9 1/2 inch wooden letter
and printed the digi.

I chose a cute printed paper I thought would work well.
I turned letter face down on the backside of the paper and traced
and then cut out.
I used acrylic paint to cover the backside and edges of the letter.
Once this was dry I applied the cut out paper to the front
of the letter with decoupage medium. The next step was
to use the medium as a sealer over the paper.
While this dried I fussy cut the image which was colored
to match the paper.

Next I decided where to place the image and a banner

I put together with die cuts, glittered sticker letters
and baker's twine.

Once these pieces were adhered I punched and layered some flowers
and pulled out some buttons.
Once I had everything placed and attached I decided
to add some die cut leaves as the last touch.

I think this would make such a cute piece of nursery decor and hope that 
perhaps, I've inspired you to try a project like this.

Be sure to check out this image and all the other products available at 

Also, join in our monthly "Anything Goes" challenge, if you haven't already at

And we always love to see your projects using
Cute As A Button products at

Until next time,
Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Dianne's Inspiration 'Sleep Over'


Dianne here today with my inspiration 

I have made a Gift Bag to show you using the gorgeous image 

First i printed the image out then coloured with my promarker's 

SKIN-Coral-Sunkissed Pink-Blush-Baby Pink 
EYES-Sky Blue-Artic Blue 
also used Cool Grey 1-2 Black fine liner 
White Gel pen 

Next i choose a plain white bag and paper's to use 

Cut them to size and then choose which embellishments to use 
and die cut's 

Then once i had choose everything to use just put all together 
and this is the result 

Decorated back too as it is a gift for a friend of mine's little girl 

You can find the image i used and more from 

and you would like to know more please pop over to 
my blog -HERE 

Thank you 

Dianne xx