Saturday, 22 October 2011

Button Buddies sweetheart birthday

It's a lovely bright sunny morning here in Buckingham and I've been enjoying making a card for today's polka dot challenge over at Less is More. I've used Button Buddies, a new stamp set that I've become a bit obsessed with over the last day or so - come and have a look:

You can see the Button Buddies flower which I paper-pieced and combined with the fabulous polka dot leaves from Sweetheart.

The flower image is actually a stylised chrysanthemum which looks nothing like this, but I think it looks fab layered up on dotty paper! I chose a Pretty In Pink paper from the Patterns designer stack in Subtles. These Patterns stacks contain four tone-on-tone designs in all the colours from each collection and I find them SO useful for backgrounds and mats as well as for focal pieces like this flower.

The Scallop Circle punch fits the flower perfectly so I only had to cut out the two smaller layers. Using dimensionals makes the flower pop and I sponged the edges of the petals to add to the 3D effect.

The sentiment running along the flower stem is one of my favourite bits of this card!

I used my favourite Naturals Ivory card stock to make my card base and the camera has picked up the flecks in it and made them look very obvious - must be something to do with the light. In real life you can hardly see the flecks and the card stock looks and feels very soft and suede-like.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Button Buddies, Sweetheart, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Old Olive, Regal Rose
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Punches: 1/2" circle punch, Scallop Circle punch
Other: Patterns designer paper stack in Subtles, Old Olive marker, black brad, stamp-a-majig
I'd love to order any of these supplies for you and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

I was going to take the children to the cinema to see the Three Musketeers yesterday to mark the end of term but I'd forgotten that I was heading out to a birthday party! (Honestly, these senior moments are getting ridiculous!) The children were all very understanding and sent me out to enjoy myself while they, I am quite sure, settled down for an evening's pleasure plugged into their favourite electronic devices, uninterrupted by their nagging mother! 

Thank you for coming to see my card - I can't wait to come and see what you've made. (But first I have an appointment with the fruit and veg man at the market!)

See you later,


  1. Fabulous card Vicky. Thanks for the comment on my blog but, believe me, all my inspiration for thinking outside the box with stamps and bits of rubber comes from you!!! Hope you enjoyed the party
    M x

  2. You're getting quite speedy at these LIM challenges! Fantastic flower, I really love the side on sentiment too.
    Hope you enjoy the sunny weekend....hope I didn't speak too soon!
    Jenny x

  3. Gorgeous card! Beautiful flower :D

  4. Fabulous flower and I love the colours! xx

  5. Beautiful card Vicky beautifully crafted and love your gorgeous colours and layout. It seems these " senior moments " of your are not affecting your crafting !


  6. Such a fab card again Vicky, just love that bright flower & leaves & that clever sentiment too.Know what you mean about senior moments I keep having to go back & check I locked the door when I leave the house...and so does OH...oh dear it's started ! :O) Viv xx

  7. A brilliant card Vicky with gorgeous colours.
    I'm AWOL again until Wedneaday.


  8. LOVE the way you've done the flower head! A superb card. x

  9. Hi Vicky
    Wow!!!! gorgeous ...great idea with puches....Gorgeous...
    Hugs sylvie

  10. What a very pretty card Vicky. My favourite colour combo of pink and green too!!

    Simply stylish.


  11. Love where you've placed the flower Vicky and it's so dimensional, I love it! My favourite colour combo too:)
    Val x

  12. A beautiful card es usual! I like the pink sentiment.

  13. Love the flower Vicky- hope you enjoyed the party !
    Julie x

  14. I love the sentiment placement too Vicky
    Gorgeously simple, so so striking card
    Right up my street
    Thank you
    mandi LIM

  15. Looks fab Vicky, it's a great colour combo and a super card... the dots look perfect!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  16. Brilliant card Vicky. Love the flower and the sideways sentiment. Adore the colour combo too.
    Lynne xxx

  17. Gorgeous card Vicky, love your polka dot petals and leaves, so pretty!

  18. Very nice and very dotty too, love the different sizes and colours

  19. Super cute card Vicky! I LOVE spots so this weeks challenge is perfect for me.... just need to find some time to do a card now!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  20. Your pink flower is super sweet and the touch of colour around the petals is a winning effect. It is amazing how the little details can lift a card to the next level and you know exactly how to do it.

  21. Hola Vicky, i'm so glad to see you every week on my blog :D.
    Thank you for your comment, i'm feeling really touched, i appreciate your comments and i think you are a kind person and a great cardmaker.
    I love your fantastic flower, i love work with dimension too, it's a fantastic effect, really beautiful flower, well done Vicky, as ever.
    A warm hug from Spain

  22. Vicky - a lovely dotty flower!! Seriously, I really like this and I like the way the sentiment matches the flower.

    Half-term trips to the cinema - I'm taking Kathryn to see Monte Carlo (Selena Gomez) on next Wednesday :)

  23. Vicky I love your blog! I've had the sweetheart stamp set for a few months, I loved the look of it, but when I arrived I had no clue what to do with it, after seeing this post I scrolled down to see what else you'd made with it, now I can't wait to use it!
    Kelly xx

  24. Gorgeous card, well done. You can view my card here Maureen........x

  25. Very pretty in pink. Love the edges just touched with a deeper colour

  26. Very pretty colours on your card

  27. This is brilliant, what a super idea. Love the bright pink flower with the spotty leaves. Love it! :)

  28. Vicky another wonderfull creation a great idea with great colours i must try and get back into the challenges but i seem to have so much on just lately,n i know what you mean by senior momments what a pain har har but i suppose it could be allot worse and not remember how to craft shock horror !!! Luv Sue x

  29. Did I read correctly that the you started your flower with the scallop circle punch and that you "only had to cut out the two smaller layers." Only? Really? I can ONLY imagine, that ONLY you can pull this off in such spectacular fashion!

  30. Pink flower is looking so beautiful i appreciate your creativity i like it...
    Plastic business cards
    Plastic card printing

  31. I love the card, the flower is beautiful :)

  32. Love this Vicky, very pretty. Carol x

  33. so sweet-I love the sentiment along the stem.

  34. I like your dotty pink flower and the dotty leaves, too! The sentiment looks great along the stem. Ann

  35. Super flower. Love it layered up and the sentiment is fab side ways! I get lots of those senior moments but at least they give you a laugh. x

  36. What a fabulous card! I LOVE the dimension and you managed to get LOTS of polka dots on your card! beautiful!

  37. Great ideas as usual Vicky. Love the placement of the sentiment. Hope you got some bargains from the fruit and veg man.


I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x