Sunday, 24 May 2009

Dottie's World- Buttons or Beads!

It was my turn to set the challenge over on Dottie's World this week and I took inspiration from my Button box. I was sorting out a few for Nicki's charity project and thought how naughty it was to hoard all those button but never use them, same for my beads too! So I dusted them off and decided to use them in a challenge.
"I have tons of them but rarely use them ! Dig deep into your crafty stash and embellish away. It doesn't matter how you use them, as long as they are visible on your creation. If you haven't got any (!!!!) improvise! Only other "rule" is that a Charmed Download must be used."

Now decisions decisions.....I have some lovely new flowers to play with and some really pretty, little buttons but somehow I could not part with them, not even sure where they came from but they look very old. So I decided to go for something else, some metal buttons that were just crying out to be used on a masculine card.....and here it is!

The inspiration for the card really came from the pattern around the arrow, the ribbon sort of blended in with this and being that the image is quite young I thought text m=language might be appropriate....but I showed hubby Chris and he didn't pick up on the "Happy Birthday......2 u!" I am worried it doesn't make sense...LOL.
Enough waffle, must get on I have more kitchen cupboards in store today and if I am very lucky we came get the dishwasher plumbed in again. On a bad note, the washing machine exploded yesterday morning! It literally had sparks flying out the bottom and went up in a puff of smoke fusing the electrics on the way!
Make sure you pop over to Dottie's World and see the rest of the Design Teams creations!


Tara said...

Your card is fab Adele and I completely understood the sentiment! What do hubsters know, lol?!
The theme is great - I'm the same as you, I have loads of buttons but hardly use them, so I'm looking forward to having a go at this challenge when I get chance ;o) xx

Kim x said...

Fantastic challenge Adele! And what a super card!
Kim x

Hazel said...

I think the 2U is just right for this card - it's a great teen card x

Jac’s Playground said...

Such a cool card Adele and a great challenge will need to k=get my thinking cap on as I dont use buttons that much either! xx

Karen Mortensen said...

Yet another Dingle masterpiece. Absolutely smashing work!! xxx

Carol said...

Love the fab card - thanks for the challenge

Have a great week

Juliet said...

Makes sense to me Adele! Gorgeous boy card - love the doodling!
Juliet xx

Louly said...

I didn't get around to commenting on this one last week. You're really good at making boys cards, the colours are spot on. This is a super cool card chuck.