Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Gem Of A Challenge - Buttons, Brads, Beads and Bows!

It's been two weeks since the blog hop and now it's time for a new challenge at A Gem Of A Challenge!
This time we are on a B theme and would like to see Buttons, Brads, Beads and Bows!
You can use 1, 2, 3 or even all 4 to add to your project!
I added another B to my theme and made a Boy card, something a lot of us seem to struggle with. But with Janet's great boy images, such as the Andy collection of stamps, it so easy to make a great card!

Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
Thrilling Thursday - Show Us What You Got (anything goes)
Recipe Tuesday - Textured Square (use a square, embossing and 2 brads)
Claudia and Co - About a Boy
Craty Catz - One For The Men (or Boys)
ECP - Something For The Boys
Paper Pretties - Card for a Child
Desert Island Crafts - Pick Three recipe (I picked buttons, border punch and no flowers)
Top Tip Tuesday - Stitching
Lollipop Crafts - Favorite Coloring Medium
Stampin Royalty - Markers
Stamp Something - Something Funky
Wags N Whiskers - Punches
Dare To Be Sassy - Punches
2 Sisters - Embossing
Totally Paper Crafts - Do It With Digi
Crafty Ho's - Blue and Brown
Southern Girls - Blue and Brown
Color Dare - Night of Navy, Marina Mist and River Rock
Do You Stack Up? - Lots of Dots

Card Recipe:
Image - Skateboard Andy
Paper - Slugs and Snails Digital Papers
Medium - Copic Markers
Border Punch - Halloween Fence by Martha Stewart
Buttons and Brads - Spare Parts
Sticker Sentiment - The Paper Studio
Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz for Sizzix

The border punch I used is actually a Halloween one, all I did was snip off the bat wings to make it work for other times of the year.
I really love how this turned out and hope you like it too :)


Denise said...

Totally gorgeous card. Love the colours and that image is great. Thanks for joining us at DYSU xx

Maria Moorhouse said...

Hiya Katie, this is great- your work is always stunning! Thanks for joining us this week at Sassy Studio Designs.

Maria x

Janet said...

Wow this is just fab it!x

WencheP said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors and the image is just fabulous! Your coloring is truly amazing! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Mandi said...

Very cute card, super layout
Can see you spent a lot of time on this
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts
mandi x


Fabulous card Katie,fab image and colours,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Rae Anne said...

Oh WOW Katie! I hope that I can color/shade as well as you do when I become a big-girl stamper!!! Your project is beyond brilliant, and I love that sentiment! Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

Miranda said...

awesome card Katie, I like the colours and the image is cool
cute buttons with dots
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


Julie said...

Such a great card,I love the little skateboarding guy! Thankyou for sharing this with the Southern Girls,have a great weekend,Julie.x

Sandra said...

Brilliant card Katie...everything is just perfect!

Take care
San x

Jean McKenzie said...

What a great card! I love all the elements on it and your beautiful shading. I am amazed at the number of challenges you have made it work for. I find it hard to do just one challenge at a time!! A good test for the mind I know!

sue said...

What an awesome boys card! Love your colouring of the image! Thanks for playing along at Southern Girls Challenge :)

Regan said...

Ooo, this is so cool!!! I love the blue and brown color scheme and the matching polka dot buttons & brads are the best! Such a cute boy card! Thanks for playing along @ SSD! :)

Marcy said...

Gorgeous. I love everything about this card! Thank you for joining us this week at DYSU.

Chris said...

OMG, Katie, this is totally adorable and perfect for the Paper Pretties make a card for a child challenge. Thanks for playing with us.

Janice said...

Great image, great card. Jx

Unknown said...

fab image - love your colouring

kitten DYSU team

Agnieszka M said...

Katie your card is amazing. I love your colours!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts and good luck!

Unknown said...

So cute! And I love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at Shelly's Images. :) I love visiting your blog to see your latest projects.

Unknown said...

So cute! Thanks for playing in the Color Dare!

Berry said...

This is so bright and fresh Katie i just love what you have done here and your buttons are brilliant! Hugs Rebekah xx

jjcreations said...

What a wonderfully cute card. I love the sentiment! Great job with our colours this week - thanks for playing along with the Color Dare.

Marisa said...

That image is fabulous and you have coloured it superbly! Love the ribbon in the buttons and the fence he is skateboarding over. Great card! Thanks for joining us at the Color Dare this week :)

Kathy said...

Adorable. Thanks for playing along with us at SSD this week.

Sheri Gilson said...

Adorable!! Thank you so much for playing along with Claudia & Co!!
Sheri-C&Co DT

Jackie said...

Another fab card... love everything about this one. Hugz Jackie x

Unknown said...

I love your card! Thanks for sharing your talent at Southern Girls for our Blue and Chocolate challenge.
Alicia xx

Suzanne said...

This is a fabulous card. i am loving these images and off to spend some more pennies now, lol. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week x

WeirdCat said...

Great card,love the buttons and the image, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Glenda J said...

Fabulous boy card! Great colouring. Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare!

jo said...

Very your colouring! Thanks for joining us at Desert Island Crafts!!

Victoria said...

What a beautiful card, love the colours that you have choosen. Thank you so much for joining us at Wags and Whiskers for our punch challenge.
Vicky DT Member.