Thursday 28 June 2012

Three minute Button Buddies

If you have children of school age you'll know how manic it gets in the summer term with schools making the most of the 'good weather' (holds her sides laughing) for all their trips, sports days, fund raisers, community events and fairs. I don't know whether I'm coming or going this week but I managed to rustle up a couple of quick cards using Button Buddies. Come and see:

This one was inspired by Make My Monday where they're looking for cards in the summery colours of strawberries and cream  and also Addicted to Stamps where there's a fun bingo challenge this week (I've chosen Red, Free, Buttons)!

I stamped cherries on my main panel then added these die cut buttons over the top, using the embossed side of one and the debossed side of the other. It took no time at all as I keep die-cut buttons in loads of colours all ready made in a little jar!

Textured card stock makes adding detail a doddle when you're in a hurry and I love the contrast it makes with the smooth Very Vanilla card stock. People often worry that they won't be able to stamp on the textured card stock but it takes ink beautifully. This simple sentiment from Thank You Kindly is a real favourite of mine!

The CASual Fridays challenge this week is to use pink and since the little piggy in the Button Buddies set was trying to catch my eye, I thought I'd give him the same treatment.

He really is a cutie with his little button schnozzle!

Here's what you'll need to make today's cards:
Stamps: Button Buddies, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Basic Grey, Lucky Limeade (cherries), Pretty In Pink (pig)
Card stock (cherries): Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade textured
Card stock (pig): Very Vanilla, Pretty In Pink smooth and textured
Other: Sweet Buttons embosslits die, Basic Grey marker, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

If you were with me yesterday, you'll know it was my daughter's prom party last night and I just have to share a photo or two with you. She'd asked me to do her hair and make up and my goodness what a pleasure it was!

She giggled the whole way through the process (and let me tell you that applying mascara to someone in gales of laughter is not easy!) Isn't she just gorgeous?! And here she is in all her finery...

... acting the goat for the camera! Needless to say I was straight off to Mumland and hunting about for the tissues!

I'll be back tomorrow with something I haven't done for a long time - a scrapbook page! Hope to see you then,


  1. The cherries and that piggy are so cute! Your daughter's dress is beautiful, and so is she! Thank you for sharing your awesome cards!

    Have a great evening!

  2. Lovely cards Vicky and your daughter looks an absolute picture! Hope she had a wonderful time at the prom and has lots of wonderful memories of her special night.
    Helen (Melb)

  3. Two super cards, Vicky. I love your die cut buttons for the cherries and the piggies nose.
    And...Yes! Your daughter is gorgeous! You must feel very proud of her. Such beautiful red hair, and what a fabulous up do you gave her, Vicky. When I worked at college, I used to spend my lunch hours doing that for my work colleagues. I hope your lovely daughter had a wonderful prom night xx

  4. Well, by the time I got to the vision of absolute loveliness that your daughter is, I'd quite forgotten all about your cards! She is really stunning and you did a magnificent job on her amazing auburn hair and beautiful face!

  5. Oh Vicky...what memories you will have. She is simply beautiful. Loved your cards always.

  6. Fun cards, perfectly done as usual! Daughters always look so grown up when they go off to Prom, and gorgeous too, of course. LOVE the dress and where did you learn to do put ups like that... I need you for my daughter's Leavers' Ball next week!

  7. Oh Vicky she looks beautiful what a gorgeous young lady you must be so proud of her love the dress and her hair and make up are super. I remember when my son graduated it definitely brought a tear to my eye am not surprised you went hunting for the hankies. As for your cards, well they are so much fun , how clever to use the buttons for the cherries and the piglets nose these are gorgeous. Love that cardstock too the texture is fab ! Thank you once again for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and good luck.


  8. Oh dear, another stamp set I want!!! I love that you've included the embossed and debossed sides... such a tiny detail which adds so much oomph! The pig is ever so sweet as well. Your daughter looks stunning - no wonder you were hunting the tissues! I hope she had a marvellous time. Oh, and thanks ever so much for joining in with the fun at Addicted to Stamps!

  9. there's nearly nothing more to say ;). I agree with all the comments posted, Vicky. Great card, love the stamps and layout. You did a fantastic job with your daughters makeup and hair - you must be so proud. Everything is stunning - cards and daughter. Thanks for playing along with us at ATS xx

  10. Great cards using the buttons and covering more than one challenge too - well done. Your daughter looks lovely.

  11. Oh doesn't she look lovely. I want her gorgeous hair. The colour! I'm so jealous. Love the cards, Vicky, Julie xx

  12. Beautiful cards Vicky to match a beautiful daughter. Her hair is stunning, what a wonderful colour, I'm very envyous. No wonder you had to reach for the tissues, you must be very proud. Another year and l will be going through the same thing with my son, gulp!

    Have a great Thursday xx

  13. Ahhhh! Terrific pictures of your beautiful daughter on her special day. Here, have a nice soft balm Kleenex tissue from me.

    Oh, and sweet button cards too!

    Sarn (aka Hoppity) xxx

  14. Vicky, I was so looking forward to checking out your blog today as I had a feeling there would be a lovely photo and there it was ! Oh, she is stunning and her hair is just wow !!! What a lovely choice of dress colour; it couldn't have been more perfect - isn't it lovely helping them to get ready for a special occasion - before you know it you'll be helping her into her bridal gown ! Thank you for sharing ! Oh, cute cards by the way but this post really belongs to your beautiful daughter ! Hugs Jane x

  15. Hi Vicky
    How gorgeous your daughter looks ..... Her hair and makeup looks gorgeous... Is there no end to your talents..... Two gorgeous card ..... Fabulous ....
    Hugs sylvie xxx

  16. Hi Vicky - what can I say that hasn't already been said? Your daughter looks stunning. What a beautiful dress and perfect hair and make-up aswell.
    Fab cards too - thanks for playing along at MMM and ATS

  17. Love how you've used the buttons Vicky and thank you for joining us again at ATS. Your daughter looks fabulous and I hope she had a memorable evening:) Were you a hairdresser in a previous life, you'll have to join me, Gay, Sylvie and Viv as tbe 'crafty crimpers'!
    Val x

  18. Two brilliant cards Vicky, but the little piggy is my favourite. I love the idea of the button dies. Your daughter looks fabulous and Wow her hair and make up are brill.

  19. Gee, what can I say that hasn't already been said? Hope your daughter had a fabulous evening, I wonder how many suitors will come knocking at your door LOL? Helen (Sydney)

  20. Love your fun cards today Vicky. Oh my your daughter looks gorgeous. Lessons required in 6 or so years for putting hair up please?? Bet she was the belle of the ball. x

  21. Wow - she's so gorgeous! Love, love her red hair (always wanted to be a red head!!). Hope she had a fabulous time at her prom.

    Your cards are super fun - the pink pig is so sweet!

  22. The pink pig one is my favourite - inspired! Your daughter is a stunner, hope she had a great time and keeps happy memories! M x

  23. Vicky the cherries and the piggy are gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us over at ATS. Your daughter is beautiful and I love what you did with her hair and make-up - stunning. Hope she had a fantastic evening.

    Karen x

  24. Super design as usual, just love the buttons.

  25. Gorgeous cards Vicky and what a stunning daughter you have


  26. Beautiful cards, those buttons are so cute. Your daughter looks stunning, no wonder you had to grab a tissue, you must be very proud. It's so scary when they look all grown up. Hope she had a lovely time at her prom x x
    P.S. Thank you so much for my card, what a lovely surprise x

  27. You daughter looks beautiful! And your card is just darling!!! LOVE the use of the button die!!! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  28. Wonderful cards Vicky - and an even more wonderful daughter. She looks absolutely stunning! Di xx

  29. your daughter is beautiful!! and your picture taking is stunning!! wish my camera worked like that!! :-) button buddies are some of my favs!!

  30. Oh Vicky, your cards are wonderful...the pink one for the CAS-ual Friday challenge is simply adorable....too "stinking" cute...couldn't!!! Your daughter is gorgeous!!! They grow up so fast, right....but to have you do her hair and makeup...I can easily tell and know that you love her so...but it is so cool to see how much she loves YOU...she, you, she and you together....BEAUTIFUL!!! Hugs!! Thanks for adding your pink to the gallery and sharing your pics this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!! Hugs!!!

  31. Your daughter is stunningly gorgeous - I would have killed for red-headed beauties!! You must be such a proud mama, for good reason! Love your button projects - especially that adorable pink pig! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad you did!!

  32. Love your pink piggie card! It makes me giggle!So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  33. oh Vicky what a treat to see your beautiful daughter...she looks stunning.... hair, make up, everything, beautiful dress to compliment her hair colour :0)
    As for your cards they are just my kind of style, love the faux buttons you used.
    Thanks for linking up to CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  34. Love these fab cards and their button style toppers, great cas inspiration!
    Your girl looks beautiful in her gorgeous dress, and her hair do is beautiful!

  35. Aww, Vicky she looks gorgeous & such a pretty girl. You must be very proud of her. Love your CAS cards, especially the cherry buttons.
    Sally x

  36. Oh wow! Vicky your daughter looks stunning...such a proud moment.The cards aren't bad iether :) thank you for join us each week at MMM
    suzi b x

  37. Fabulous cards as always - really like the button nosed piggy :-D
    Wow - your daughter looked so elegant and stunning - what AMAZING hair she has - I spent years trying to die mine that colour instead of mousey-brown. Hope she had a fabulous prom she'll never forget :-D

  38. Vicky your daughter looks fabulous, you must have been beaming with pride.
    ( and her hair looked super !!)
    Your button cards are fab well done Great idea I love the cherries Hugs Elaine

  39. Your daughter is a beautiful young must be so proud! Love the simplicity of your cards ...that's what makes them so eye catching! Thanks for playing at MMM. Suzanne xx

  40. Your daughter is stunning - such a proud moment for you.
    Fabulous eye catching cards. Love the simplicity of them.
    Thanks for joining us at MMM.

  41. Your daughter is beautiful. She must have been "belle of the ball"

    Great cards, love your button cherries

  42. Nina looked so beautiful, you must have been so proud. She bought a tear to me eye, are our gorgeous first horns growing up fast?

  43. OMGoodness, she is so PRETTY! LOVE her hair and dress and pose for the photo! What a Lovely Mum post! BTW I really LOVE your button buddies!

  44. Absolutely love the card Vicky, so very classy in design and the pig is cute too.
    Your daughter looks lovely and oh for that colour hair! My elder one has it too and hates it but I've always wanted red hair and can't have it as my hairdresser says it won't work on blonde!
    Thanks for joining the MMM colour challenge.
    Fliss xx

  45. You have a beautiful daughter and her Mum did a wonderful job on her beautiful hair and makeup. Wonderful little cards with the buttons!


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