Monday, April 24, 2017

April Inspiration - Judy

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

I decided to create an easel card using

I started by printing and coloring the image with
Prismacolor pencils and fussy cutting. 
Next I cut a 12x12 inch piece of mediam blue card stock down
to 12x5 inches. I folded the 12 inch side in half to create a
6x5 inch card base and then folded the front in half again
to form the easel.

Next I covered the front of the card with dark blue card stock,
cut a frame out of medium blue with a Paper Artist die
and adhered to white card stock.

I adhered the white piece to the card base.
I cut accent pieces from the die set in medium blue 
and adhered to dark blue card stock and fussy cut around
to use as a background for the sentiment.

I popped the image on the white & die cut background with foam tape.
The sentiment piece was popped on the bottom of the card base.
I added some gems for the finished product!

I hope I've inspired you just a little bit today
and that you'll check out this set and the other products available at

Oh and don't forget to check out the current challenge going on at the

Thursday, April 20, 2017

My Bunny

Well hello everyone, this is my April inspiration post for Cute As A Button and isn't she fabulous?? She goes by the name of My Bunny, I love her! As we have had such a dull, grey and miserable winter I decided to add a massive splash of colour to this card!

Image called My Bunny, from Cute As A Button  coloured with pencils and markers
Good wishes die cut
Daisy die cuts
Pearl from stash
Disa Dp

I would love a visit to my blog, here is the address :- and while you are there please do visit the Cute As A Button store, you will not regret it!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Victoria's April Inspiration Card using Sitting Pretty

Hello! It's Victoria here stopping by to share my inspiration post for this month. I've created this using a Cute As A Button image called Sitting Pretty. I love this image so much. More stunning images can be found at the Cute As A Button Store.

I've coloured her with Touch Five Markers and Pencils. I've put diamond glaze on her eyes and lips to make them super shiny. I coloured the background with Distress Inks which I've embossed. I die cut the swirls and used a punch cutter for the mini flowers. I have computer generated the sentiment myself. I hope you like my card.

We'd love it if you could stop by and see the current challenges going on at the Cute As A Button Challenge Blog and a Progressive Challenge on the Cute As A Button Facebook Group.

Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Margaret's Cute as a Button Inspiration Post for April

It is my turn to do the inspiration post for Cute as a Button

and I have made another journal page

I covered journal page with white gesso.  Used distress stains and distress paints to make a rainbow background.  Used moulding paste through stencil, when dry sponged over with different colours of distress inks.
Printed out precoloured Cute as a Button digi stamp Love my Copics, cut out and layered on top.
Added brads and sentiment

I hope you will go over to the challenge blog and join in the April challenge Easter

You are also invited to join the facebook group

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Inspiration posts every so often on the Showcase blog:

Some lovely new stamps will be released on the 10 April and the design team are busy making cards to show on the challenge blog.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Karen's Inspiration Post - Combining images

Today I want to share a card with you that I made using two totally different images from Fracesca's store.  I used Hosanna Joshua and Cuddly Busty Buttons for this card.  Joshua was intended to be used for the current Easter Challenge, Buttons was intended to be a summer image, however my first thought when I saw Joshua was "he'd be cute holding that frond over a sun bathing beauty", so, that is what I did with him.  She was colored using glitter gel pens, he was colored using Stampin' write markers.  I kept it pretty CAS since the two images combined were busy enough (in my opinion).  I simply added some gems that I thought brought out the dots in her hat.

I'd love to see how you can combine two totally different images and make them work!

Thanks for looking!  I'm sharing this in the following challenges.

613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge –   spring
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown – add sparkles
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –   anything goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes optional/Easter Gift
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – anything  goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes 
Cute Card Thursday – Warm Colors/tones
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog anything goes
Scrapper's Delights Challenges (up to 3 entries ) – anything goes