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Monday, July 6, 2009

"The Next Level" Challenge DT Card - Bottons and Bows + a few other challenges!

Hello All!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
This week's challenge over @ "The Next Level" is an easy one! That should get everyone over there to enter! All you need to do is create a card with BUTTONS and BOWS.

Please make sure and check out all of TNL DT's cards. They are soooo cute!

Mine is done with a cute little "Stampin Up" teddy bear that already comes with a button and a bow. I stamped him on cream colored cardstock. There is no white on this card.

Then I was lucky enough to find this awesome crochet lace and buttons trim and based my colors for the card off of it. Check out the cute little button brads that I used for my flower centers too.

The cardstocks used on this one are Bazzill Dots, Core'dinations, and DCWV. I do not know the DP. It was from my scrap bin... sorry.

I am also entering this card in:
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 67 - Stitch in Time! They want to see some kind of stitching real or faux.
As you all know...I always stitch my cards! I can't help myself! LOL!
Charisma Cardz Challenge 26 - Buttons
I think this card meets that requirement too! LOL!
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 39- 3 Ribbons. They can be alike or different but you have to have 3.
I used my 3 ribbons in the form of bows.
The Pink Elephant Challenge 21 - Use your favorite color combo.
I go thru stages! Right now, it is purple and green which are the main colors on this card.
Pile It On- Use 3 different types of embellishments and enter multiple challenges.
I used bows, buttons, and flowers, and am in multiple challenges!
This card also fits into "Simon Says Challenge" where they are asking you to paper piece a non colored part of your image. The teddy's bow, feet and paw are all pieced from the same purple paper as the rectangular piece the lace trim is on.

This week's comment candy is a surprise grab bag!

It will be well worth the time it takes to leave a quick message. I can tell you that one of the items in the grab bag will be a piece of this awesome button trim like I used on my card, so you can come up with your own special button creation! ALL you have to do to have a chance at winning is to leave a comment about this card! Just my way of saying THANKS for taking the time to make a card artist's day! I will post the winner the evening of Sunday, July 12th.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs to you all!


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! I have never seen such cute button trim -- totally envious of it!!!! Fabulous job for this challenge!!!

Littlebear said...

Another stunning card True and well done on fitting it to so many challenges!
Clare x

kuya said...

I am totally in love with this button trim. I have never seen anything like it, so cute!

Anonymous said...

True what an adorable card, and the trim is to die for!! I've never seen anything like it! Have a wonderful day!

the funkie junkie said...

Wow, you certainly outdid yourself on this one, True!! I just love everything about it - the colors, the button brads and of course the button trim. Wherever did you find it??? I hope I win some of it. And I am amazed at how many challenges you were able to hit with this one - you go girl!!

NormaB said...

Your card is awesome. Love how you did the buttons across the bottom. What an amazing DT.

Jane Carroll said...

soooo pretty!

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Dianne said...

OUTSTANDING!! This card is the best. I love all the buttons. True, this card is adorable.

Sue said...

Wow! I love this card! You definitely have an eye for detail. It must have taken you hours to put together with all the ribbons & buttons and machine stitching. Sure wish I could sew. What more can I say, but simply stunning.

Kim. said...

That trim is gorgeous and so unusal I have never seen anything like it before. Love your card it is so full of life.
Kim xXx

Anonymous said...

You must be an amazing multi-tasker!LOL! I can't believe you managed to complete all of those challenges at once. Good Job! I am a first visitor to your blog. Your card is adorable!
come visit me sometime!

Splendid Things said...

Love this card! Love the way you colored your bear and that trim is so cute and unique! Great job!

Scrappinkar said...

I have been selling on ebay for about a year and I knew that I recognized you from there!! I have always enjoyed looking at your amazing cards and this one is no exception! You actually inspired me to start sewing on my cards! I have been sewing all of my scrap pages for ebay (you pretty much have to), but I had never sewn on my cards before. This card is amazing! I love the color combination that you used and the stamp, but that crochet trim is awesome! I actually thought that you made it yourself since I have never seen anything like it! Your blog is awesome, also~I wish that I was talented enough to do a really great one like this!!

Anonymous said...

hi True,
not sure if someone already said it but the design paper is from Making Memories, I just can't remember the collection. I have some that I bought at Tuesday Morning. Now about your card, I haven't seen that teddy in sometime and it is so glad to see him in your card, your coloring is great but I must say it is your layerings that I just LOVE... and can't get enough of.

Thanks for Playing with us at Pile It On!

-- dalis OWNER of PIO

Anonymous said...

WOW! This card is simply incredible! All the wonderful layers and I'm in awe of crafters that stitch their cards. Beautiful! Thanks for all your inspiration True ! :o) Tracy

Rach said...

this is a fantastic card, wonderful detail and colouring.. hugs rachxx

JanJ said...

WOW! What a stunning card, the detail is amazing and that button trim is just fanastic!! thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Jan x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Another fabulous creations True! Love the ribbon/button detail, that's awesome! Way to go on all those challenges too. Thanks for joining in at Pile It On! ~ Denise :)



Jodi said...

True ~ This card is spectacular! When I looked at it I thought you actually made the button trim (and wondered how long that must have taken), but then read on that it was something you already had ~ I've never seen anything like it. Great job as usual :)

Denise @ kc242 said...

True Just love this card! Love all of the buttons in addition to the colors! Fantastic job combining all of those challenges.

Spicey Cat Chick said...

I love how you worked in so many challenges (I do that all the time) and I absolutely LOVE the button/ribbon trim! AWESOME!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the buttons, it's what makes this card!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the buttons, it's what makes this card!

Timi O. Mercado said...

This is so lovely. Love all the texture. Very creative.

Timi, Pile it on DT

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is just beautiful. Makes me think of the Victorian era. And how lucky could you have been finding that gorgeous lace and button trim which finishes off this project just perfectly. Love the touch of the honey pot on the inside. Hugs from Desire

Leanne said...

Wow what an absolutely fab card!! Thanks for joining us at Charisma - good luck!

Kwilt said...

True...this card is absolutely AMAZING!!! I love buttons! The colors just pop out at you and the button trim is so playful!

Thanks again for your awesome ideas...


Jennifer said...

Great job!

Beautiful card


Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Oh my goodness, True! I love love love the buttons and ricrac trim!!!

:)* Fred

Beth said...

Very cute. I love all the detail you have put into this card. I am always amazed at how creative other people are :)

lindal said...

I love this card. The buttons are absolutely fantastic.

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Hey True:
Your card is totally marvelous. Love all the pretty colours and the buttons are a sure hit.

pam124 said...

True, this is absolutely fabulous on so many levels as always with you. That button/ribbon trim is to die for. Only you could come up with something that creative and beautiful!!! What a joy to look at your cards. They are a "true" experience!!!

raindropecho said...

This is so adorable! Those colors are just so beautiful together and wow, look at those buttons! Thanks for joining us this week :D
- Ann @ Pile It On!

Lorraine A said...

What a fabulous card !! I love all the buttons and the ribbons :-) The image is gorgeous too, everything about this card is perfect ! :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lorraine and the DT x

Christine said...

That trim is amazing. I thought you had made it when is saw the card at the next level. I'm going to try to duplicate it myself. It adds an amazing touch to your card!


Lovely Linda said...

Divine!! True, I have always loved this set, but never more than now - your bear is just so adorable I want to hug him off the card! I love the colours you have used, they are in pergect balance...and that tirm is 'out of this word' gorgeous!! You card tells a story and takes me to a 'lovely place' Thank you for sharing - and inspiring...and the thought of winning a bag of goodies - OH MY GIDDY AUNT - DIVINE!! God bless you!

Iris said...

Your card is so amazing, an absolut stunning art work, love all the details.

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge.


Anonymous said...

Holy buttons True!! You always amaze me!! You've brought this sweet button bear back to life!! I just LOVE what you did with him!! GORGEOUS!!!

Elizabeth said...

WOW!!! This is a true buttons and bows card. I am amazed at all the embllies and how good they all look together. Your card creation is fab!

Hugs XXX Beth

Maureen said...

Awesome card - love the button trim! Thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On!

Spyder said...

Another amazing card with sooooooo much detail, I love those button brads, this little bear has certainly come to life! Perfect card, love it! No wonder you have so many followers...I'd love to be 282!


Kathlene said...

All your cards are awesome, but this one is really over the top. I saw some of that button trim at the Hobby Lobby a few months ago.
Thanks for sharing!

Vickilyn said...

Love your creation! The button detail is GORGEOUS!

Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On! this week! Can't wait to see more from you in the weeks ahead!


Jacque said...

True, this is an absolutely precious card...just love all the whimsical buttons....Hugs...Jacque

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for doing the buttons.. and so many colors to mix and match!


Anonymous said...

stunning card, I just love what you have done with the buttons !