Monday, 13 July 2015

Cute as a Button

Hello everyone and I hope this finds you well and rested after the weekend.
Thank you for your lovely comments about my previous post, they are much appreciated!!

Anyway, onto business. The Cutie Pies have a new challenge starting today and it's

Cute as a button.

Here is my DT contribution using Sunbonnet Measuring  

She was coloured with Promarkers to match the Papermania papers which I arranged to suggest patchwork. Some buttons strung together with twine as a finishing touch. She's one for the stock box. My friend Kim (she is responsible for wonderful fabric creations) and I are going to share a stall at a neighbouring villages' Craft and Flower Show in a couple of weeks so I am beavering away putting cards in cello bags and getting organised. I am actually really nervous about it as I am useless at pricing and it will be our first time selling to the public, as such!! Thankfully Kim and I are both known locally so perhaps the good folk of Dorset will take pity on us!!

Some challenges

Creative Ladybirds #5 - Anything Goes
Crafting by designs - Reuse/recycle
(the top pink button came from a pair of shorts!!)
Crafting Musketeers #27 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination  #41 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #87 - Anything Goes

Have a good week xx


Patricia said...

Good morning Sarah, love your really pretty card.
Great choice of papers, image and of course the cute little buttons
Love it all.
You will do great at the Fair, sharing with a friend makes it easier.
Hazel and I always did ours together, having someone to "bounce" things off is great.
Have a great day
Patricia x

Sue said...

Sarah, this is beautiful. The image is lovely and your soft coluring looks wonderful. I am very taken with your little row of buttons on twine, very clever idea...I love it...

Kelly Lloyd said...

Pretty card, love the soft colours
Kelly xx

debby4000 said...

Adorable, fabulous card.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a sweet card, love the buttons. Good luck with the craft fair. Be realistic with your pricing, don't sell too cheap, price what you feel they are worth, you know how much materials cost x

Julie B said...

I know what you mean about selling your cards, I never know what to charge!
Keep dry this week. :)

Michelle said...

Hi Sarah. This card is indeed cute as a button. Cute image and pretty papers. Best of luck at the crafts and flowers show in a couple of weeks. I hope you sell loads of cards. Michelle x

brenda said...

She is indeed cute as a button Sarah and a very effective way to use the buttons. Sue your cards will see well that the Flower show - takes me back to my childhood, it was always the highlight of summer for me standing next to Dad's prizewinning onions and veggies.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

I just adore these sun bonnet images and this is no exception you have designed your card and coloured your image perfectly this..xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Laine said...

Beautiful soft colour palette, sweet image and lovely detail Sarah.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Cool design Sarah, love the patchwork background. Sweet stamp too. Love the trail of buttons down the side too, very cool finish. Hope you're well hun. Hugs, Wends x

Sue said...

Hi Sarah! I've finally found time to get around to some blogs LOL hubby is home and feeling okay we will see how it goes fingers crossed! I've just caught up on your fab cards they are all stunning as usual!!! Good luck with the craft fair I'm sure it will be a sell out!!! huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxx

Inkyfingers said...

This is such a sweet card Sarah and I love how you finished it off with a haberdashery theme! I'm sure your craft fayre will be a success with everything selling like hot cakes!
Carol x

Pollard Carole said...

So pretty love the patchwork on this card it's a sweet image and that button string sets it off perfectly Good luck with the craft stall they will love your cards I'm certain love and hugs Carole x

Lucy Woods said...

Aww so sweet love the buttons down the side!
Lucy x

Veerle said...

Your card sure is cute as a button Sarah as is that lovely image.
Hugs, Veerle x

Karon said...

Gorgeous card, love how you did the buttons and fabulous papers! TFS and have a great week.

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card Sarah, your image is really sweet and you have chosen lovely pastel colours and papers.
Thank you for the info about Buddly Crafts - I have been over and spent a small fortune!
Good luck with the stall at the show.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, such a sweet image and I love the soft colours.
I am sure your beautiful cards will be very popular.
Sue xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card, good luck with the craft show cheers Sue N x

Lisa xx said...

This is just such a sweetie!

Hope the craft fair goes reau well Sarah....I know your work is amazing and I've just had a peep at Kim's gorgeous jewellery, so I'm sure you will do really well xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, adorable image, love your buttons.
Wendy xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Sarah.
Sue x

Chrissy said...

She is adorable Sarah and I love your patchwork background with the papers and button sweet.


Pamellia Johnson said...

Such a pretty card Sarah, I just love the patchwork layout and the stunning pink papers! Sweet image too! hugs :)

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful design. Good luck with the craft stall x

Carol S. said...

A sweet card and love the colours. I have been going markets for years now and they are great fun. How you display your wares is important. Hope it goes well. Hugs, Carol S.xx

*Vicki* said...

AWE! These sun bonnet image are so SWEET and fun to color!! I love the soft muted hues that you've used here and the row of buttons are such a perfect accent too!! :) HUGS

MaryH said...

I'm sure your cards will be a big hit at the Show! Love this sewing motif on the pretty Sunbonnet Sue (used to be a fabric/quilter/sewer person in another hobby life!). Especially love the way you've used the buttons on a string border. Very clever and sure to attract the attention of any sewer. Fab coloring of the focal image, just as you always do. (was so tickled to read you have your very own Martin too!) TFS & Hugs. Good luck with preparations and more so with the sale.

Jane Savage said...

Fab sewing theme and gorgeous papers, Sarah! Love the patchwork background! I’m sure the show will be a great success for you and your friend! xxx

Pollard Carole said...

Great card Sarah thanks for playing Crafting by Designs Challenge good luck love and hugs Carole x DT

Annette said...

She's lovely Sarah. I love the folds on her hat!

Kandy's Krafts said...

Such a cute image. I love the soft pastel colours you have used. Thank you for joining us at Creative Ladybirds Creations Challenge. Good Luck.

Asha said...

Too cute and I love how you've placed the buttons. very clever!
xxx Asha