Jul 06 2009

Buttons and Bows…

… and new found friends from afar and fun and games on top of it all! I was thrilled when a few weeks back I received an invitation to play with some very talented girls *across the pond* in the United Kingdom. As a result I’ve run across some blogs that are new to me and seen some awesome creations that I’d like to share with all of you today.

The Next Levelis relatively new. Each week they put forth a challenge, their talented DT creates projects, and the public is invited to play. Sponsors are also involved each week, which means a chance for the participants to win some wonderful merchandise. This week’s theme is *Buttons and Bows*. I was invited to play along with their DT this weekand all of you are also invited to play and link your creations. Of those playing, multiple winners will be drawn for prizes! How fun!Click here to see the prize offerings this week. Click here to get tothe challenge page of The Next Leveland read the details and see all the cards created by the DTwith links to their blogs. Be sure to click into their blogs to get all the fun details on their projects!

Here is my Buttons and Bows creation:


What’s more appropriate for a Buttons and Bows creation that a Sweet Baby Girl card! I made this card quite simply by using many little pretties — Cotton Scraps (Baby Girl) for the focal image, cut with Fiskars Pinking Shearsand stitched onto a pink mat which was then distressed. My background is done with the Cuttlebug and an embossing folder, my ribbon is 1.25″ wide May Arts Pink Silk, the bow being made on the Bow Easy, and my little buttons are from Wal-Mart, the larger one being tied with 100% Jute String by May Arts. And that’s about it — just a matter of putting a few pretty things together — my FAVORITE way to make a card!!!

Stamps and Ink: None

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU Pink Pirouette

Accessories: Cotton Scraps Baby Girl, 1.25″ and 1/4″ Pink Silk Ribbon,Ivory Jute String, Bow Easy,Fiskars Pinking Shearsand Scor-It, all from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Buttons and Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue from Wal-Mart;Glue Glider from Joan’s Garden; Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; SU Corner Rounder; Sewing Machine and Thread; Scissor Blades to distress.

Thanks so much for stopping in today. I hope you take the time to check out The Next Level Buttons and Bows Blog Challenge for this week and play along if you have the time. Playing and linking your creation will enter you in the drawing for prizes, and what could be more fun!!!

Thanks all — see you real soon!

30 responses so far

30 Responses to “Buttons and Bows…”

  1. Dealbaida says:

    Yet another beautiful and simply exquisite card Sharon. Fabulous!

    Marion, UK

  2. Maryann says:

    Oh my god, this is sooooooooo adorable. Hope you dont mind, Im stealing this idea. Its simply gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas.

  3. Charlene says:

    An elegant work of art!

  4. Jerri Kay says:

    Marion is right, this card is exquisite Sharon! Truly, I’m sitting her with my sagging jaw wide open hoping no flies are around . . . .LOL! I’m saving this pic for my next baby card. Absolutely incredible!

  5. Lisa Brown says:

    Beautiful, Sharon! So very sweet! Love that big pink bow!

  6. NormaB says:

    Your card is absolutely beautiful. Love how you did the image

  7. Totally precious!!! Perfect in every way!

  8. Deb Saaranen says:

    So very sweet! Congratulations on playing with some new friends!

  9. Norine says:

    love the vintage look to this card so pretty

  10. Sharon this is just too sweet. So lovely. This card would certainly b e a keepsake.

  11. Amy Johnson says:

    wow! This is absolutely adorable! I love the little pink buttons, the beautiful bow, the image, and the swiss dots embossing. Just gorgeous!

  12. Yvette says:

    Wow this is sooo soft and beautiful! You are always coming up with some of the most beautiful cards!

  13. Juls says:

    what a fab baby girl card.

  14. Carolen says:


  15. Jenny Gropp says:

    Oh Sharon — so soft and sweet is this card!!!!

  16. Would you look at that yummy YUMMY silk ribbon? I can’t talk now – I’m swooning over this carefully crafted card.

  17. Penni says:

    Wow – what an amazing bow, it’s beautiful.

    I really love this new baby card.


  18. Mindy says:

    Oh my gosh, that is the yummiest card! I was invited to a baby shower yesterday, so I’ll be stealing this idea! The card is beautiful!

    Mindy in Central Florida.

  19. Rach says:

    this is a beautiful card, such pretty colours, so pretty. hugs rachxx

  20. Barb g says:

    Oh my word, Sharon…..I am soooooooooooooooo in LOVE with this card….it is totally stunning, beautiful, gorgeous, magnificent……every good word you can think of, it is!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us,
    Barb g (WV)

  21. Elena says:

    How precious! I love the gorgeous ribbon and cute buttons!

  22. Marie B. says:

    Gorgeous card Sharon! Love all the pink! 🙂

  23. OMGosh, could they have picked a better person to do the Buttons and Bows challenge……I don’t think so!!! This is a beautiful, elegant card and a perfect example of your signature style!!

  24. iReneM says:

    This is such a sweet, darling card.
    You’ve used this vintage image to perfection.
    Absolutely gorgeous result!


  25. Trudy says:

    Hi Sharon!
    Love your guest DT card! Very very pretty!
    So glad you couls play with us this week @ “The Next Level”!

  26. Linda Flanagan says:

    Stunning as usual. I love this silk ribbon. It ties so beautifully. One quick question, how do you get the watermark signature on your pictures for your name? In case I do have something to post some day 🙂

  27. Gail S. says:

    Your cards are always so perfect! Beautiful.

  28. Rose Ann says:

    Awe…another sweet, adorable card!! I love that image and pretty pink bow!!

  29. Jacque says:

    An absolutely lovely card…I just love the softness and vintage look…Beautiful….Hugs..Jacque

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