Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Top Tip Tuesday - Buttons!

Good Top Tip Tuesday to you all :)

Thanks to everyone who joined in with last week's 'Use an Image' Challenge - we had some gorgeous entries and that fab tutorial from Dawn to get us started on our Colouring techniques - thanks Dawn :)
Pop over to TTT now to see if you are one of the lucky winners!

This week over at TTT the lovely Leigh is telling us to look at things differently - namely BUTTONS!

Hands up who loves buttons?.....
....ok you can ALL put your hands down now!

Leigh has shown us some of the gorgeous creations she has made using buttons.

Here are a couple I made to go along with this weeks 'Button Marathon'

A very obvious button here - used with some ribbon threaded through the holes. A gorgeous Penny Black image (can't think of the name!!!) coloured with Watercolour Pencils.

This one is a little less obvious but I promise the heart is a button - I did have to cut off the back loop and embed the remainder of it into the front piece as it stood too proud of the card.
But that's the beauty of buttons - you can make then work for you!

So guess what the challenge is this week???

Again we have some fab prizes on offer.....


So off and find those buttons, get creating, leave a link to your button creation on Top Tip Tuesday and you could win a prize!

Don't forget you can also leave a Top Tip to be in the running for a second prize!!!

Some challenges I'd like to enter my cards into...

(Mum Card)

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Colour Create - Black, Mint, Green, Gold & Cream

Ellephantastic - Butterfly

Penny Black Saturday - Favorite Things.... Buttons, ribbon, recycling (Green backing = chocolate box!), Watercolour pencils, gems...............but that's only a few!!!!!!

(Wedding Card)

Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Clean & Simple


  1. Oooh just love your cards that sweet one with the mouse and butterfly is lovely! Thank you so much for joining us at Ellephantastic this week and hope to see you next time. Jill

  2. Hi Carol,

    This is a lovely image that you've used and the colouring is very pretty. I love the deckle die that you've used too.

    Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.

    Sharon x

  3. Love your adorable cards Sharon.

  4. Beautiful cards! Fabulous layouts.

    Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic challenges. :)

    hugs, Vanja

  5. Hi Carol

    these are both gorgeous, beautiful designs, Ilove the muted colour on your penny black card, thanks forjoining us at pbsc


  6. Reallly cute cards! I love the jar of buttons too! YUM!! Carol can I ask a Q... am I supposed to add my tip to my blog post or to the challenge comments thread? or both! DOH! thehehee :0)

  7. fab card your colours look amazing with this image
    Thanks for joining Colour Create this week
    Hugs Di xx

  8. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at DDCC!

  9. such a cute card carol.......thanks for sharing your favourite things with us all at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  10. BUTTONS! Yep..gotta love them. My DD has a lot of them but doesn't do anything with them. Perhaps SHE needs to create some cute cards!