Saturday, 1 January 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Buttons & Bows

Before I get on to this week's Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, I'd just like to say:

 Happy New Year to all my lovely visitors!

It's Bridget's turn to choose the theme...and she's easing you gently into 2011 with a nice simple challenge of:

'Buttons & Bows'

I've made an easel card calendar, using the fab 'Bee Costume' stamp by Penny Black, which I coloured using watercolour pencils, and then cut out using my Labels 1 Nesties (available here at the Secret Crafter). The checked paper is from the 'Kioshi' pad by BasicGrey (available here at the Secret Crafter), and I embossed the plain yellow card using my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' folder (available here at the Secret Crafter). The flowers are by Prima, the ribbon is from Poppicrafts, the buttons and brads are by Papermania, and the calendar tab is by Anita's.

Here's a view from the side showing the easel card shape:

And a close-up of the can just about see the sparkle on his wings I added with a Sakura Stardust pen:

I used the sketch from the Truly Scrumptious Challenge for the layout of this card.

For more inspiration, please check out the fabulous samples by my lovely Secret Crafter DT buddies.


downrightcrafty said...

loved what you had created such a fabulous idea and loved the image and colours
Happy New Year
Hugs Kate x

Claire said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Helen - love it. Hugs, Claire x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Love the calendar. Beautiful colours and layout

Hugs Jane x

Happy New Year xxx

Unknown said...

Awww gorgeous calendar helen - fab image and colours. Happy New Year hun and all the best for 2011
pauline x

Heather said...

Gorgeous calender card Helen, love your paper choice and adorable image.

Thanks so much for joining us at Truly Scrumptious,
Heather xx

MagsB said...

What a pretty card! So springlike! I love the colours, and that image is so sweet!

Happy New Year!

luv, Mags x

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous calendar Helen, a really lovely idea!
Sarah xx :0)

Curly said...

Hi Helen I love you calendar its a brilliant idea and the colour combe and the stamp you used is so cute,

I am so very very sorry for the late comment :(,
and there is no excuse for me being a bad blogger,

I hope that you had a fabulous New year,
Hugs Bridget :)x