Thursday, 12 March 2009

Buttons, Buttons and more Buttons

It's Sunday evening, 15th March! I actually started to write this post a few days ago now! oops! but I got carried away with more card making so it got pushed aside. I think I've used up my mojo for this weekend though, so thought I'd take the opportunity to catch up with my blog.
I saw a card in a magazine a year or so ago now and I kept the image thinking that one day I would have a go at that as I really liked it. After raiding my mum's button jar the other day, here is what I came up with. All of the buttons are threaded onto a white ribbon, which was a little bit fiddly but I quite enjoyed doing it. I really like the combination of the orange and greens. I've done a pink/brown/yellow version too, but I think I prefer the first one.
I'm not really sure what inspired me to make this next card, but it didnt go the way I had intended it to, but it seemed to turn out ok in the end. The papers are Pink Petticoat. I think the pink and black combination is really striking. The sentiment is one that I've printed myself using paintshop pro, and I've then added a flower and a brad to the centre.

I was asked by a friend to make a Ruby Anniversary card. As soon as she asked me, I knew that I wanted to re-create a card that I made for my mum's wedding anniversary back in August. I bought these little red roses from ebay, and they are the most perfect little paper roses I've ever seen. I've layered the card using gold mirror card and a deep red doodlebug cardstock.I had a day a couple of weeks ago, where I sat flicking through some old magazines looking for inspiration, when i came across a card which featured a little paper pieced computer. And here is my version! i cut it all by hand and eye, nothing was measured! I think the grey/red has quite a masculine feel to it. This card reminds me of the office where my husband used to work and all the furniture was red and grey. It had a real 1980's feel to it! I've re-created the little computer for another card to but this was my favourite!


Stacey said...

Oooh, I totally lurve these Zoe! My fave is at the top, the stripey papers with the row of buttons. Simple but really effective ~♥~

Jackie said...

Another superb set, I love the striped ones :o)
Jackie xx

Elaine Stark said...

You've been really busy. Lots of lovely cards don't know which I like beat. Elaine

Julie said...

Fab job, I love that computer card

cardsandacuppa said...

Hi, I have just found your blog and had a quick look through and your cards are lovely !! I have become a follower too so I can keep up with what you are up to. I LOVE the green button card,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Marcea said...

omg hun your cards are fabulous!! I absolutely love your ruby anniversary card - wow, you could sell this 100 times over!!!! Stunning work