Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Cuttlebug Spot - Hatpins

This month the Cuttlebug Spot Challenges are all about embellishments, and we're starting this week with:


Now, I've always been a little scared of using pins on my cards...so this is a first for me. I didn't have any ready-made hatpins, so made a couple using some of my beading supplies. If you'd like to have a go at making your own, one of my Cuttlebug Spot DT buddies,Theresa, has a fab tutorial. I've used a Penny Black image, 'Dream a dream' on my card, together with some gorgeously flowery 'Wisteria' papers by BasicGrey. I embossed (or rather 'de-bossed', as I put my paper in the folder upside down!) the plain paper using my Cuttlebug 'Floral Fantasy' folder, then sanded over the surface, and distressed all of the edges. I added some Prima flowers, a Hero Arts sentiment (from the 'Cupcakes' set), and a few adhesive pearls, before securing my hatpins with some organza ribbon.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration, please visit the Cuttlebug Spot to see the fabulous creations by my lovely DT buddies.


Jannie said...

O my gosh, what a cutiepetutie! Love that bear and the pins are such a soft touch! Love it!!!
But I am bi-est....I am a fan :)


MIE(Mieko) said...

It's so cute.Love the bear.Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenge.

flowerdisco said...

lovely helen. the pins are so much fun ;p

Donna said...

Helen, this is adorable! Love the image and your use of the stickpins. Fun card!

Liz's creative corner said...

Aw this is so cute, love the image, the soft papers and the lovely pins, thanks for joining into our challenge at Basic Grey, hugs Liz xx

DonnaMundinger said...

How sweet, Helen! And such pretty pins. xxD

Renkata said...

ohh wow such a happy Spring card. Fantastic dear.
Thanks for join us at the Crazy Challenge.

ladyjanet_56 said...

Gorgeous card & colours, I love the flowers & image too. Thanks for joining in at OSCC, Janet

Kerry said...

Super cute card, the image is adorable.