Friday, January 07, 2011

Button Up!

It's been winter here in my beautiful Yorkshire and coats and jackets definitely have been buttoned up :)

Card made yesterday/today reminds me of young me ;) A bit of boyish (I was a proper tomboy), long plaits and always upto something. Our village post office lady called me Andrew, not Annemaritta. Hah! Sweet memories. One instance I claimed up to the tree and got my friend to do it too, she fell, broke her arm and my parents and her parents were angry at me! Eh? Me? Hih, no hard feelings, if they read this.

Card... I saw this digital stamp when visiting Meljen's Designs and it was perfect. Coloring is not, but girl has to re-start from somewhere, right? Colours are something different, but surprise, I like them.

Flowers on the digi are replaced with small paper roses.

Ant and I

Shoes and knees covered with grass green,
and muddy elbows. 

Image - Meljen's Designs
Colours - Prismacolors
Button + ribbon + bow + flowers - found when decluttering my craft room 
Cardstock and Nestabilities bought from Samuel Taylors
Backing Paper design - digital from a Dutch company can't remember the name

This will fit for few challenges, I hope.

Cooking Up With Katie #43  - Button Me (button, little ribbon and an animal)
Do You Stack Up? #1 Challenge #1 - Cute As A Button
Delightful Challenges Buttons (err... one real and two drawn, I hope this counts :)
Digi Doodle Shops Best #41 Buttons


  1. Cute card an really cute image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  2. Love this card - thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up

  3. absolutly magic - love that image dead cheeky

    kitten DYSU team

  4. THis is a lovely card, Annemaritta! I love the layout and I love how you did that little Hi sign hanging there. So clever!
    You? A tomboy? Never! lol

  5. This is so nice Annemaritta! great job on the coloring! Love your cheery paper! I like your sign and button too! Funny story! Maybe not at the time, but now!

  6. Cute and love the color combo.
    Thanks for playing with us at Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog :)

  7. So cute.. I love the colors.. I love the way you used your buttons.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at DYSU Challenge Blog :) Can't wait to see what you create next week.. HUGS


  8. Adorable card! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
    Tammy x

  9. this is a very cheerful card, lovely colours, funny image, all together cute card
    thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge blog


  10. love the green of the gras on her pants! lovely and detailled creation. Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU!

  11. Love the colouring and the great detail on your image, cute with the flowers on too. Nice backing papers too. Hugs lin

  12. Cute image and card!
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

  13. Are you serious when you say you don't know what distressing is? Basically you need to "rough it up" whether its by making the papers look old and brittle or using ink or chalks etc to darken and "distress" the edges. You can also run the edge of a pair of scissors down the sides of your paper to make the paper look rough and frayed. You know, vintage or just "worn"
    I'd love to see you try your hand at it!!

  14. Hi Annemaritta, saw your comment on Dorcas' post. To make something look distressed - you take a perfectly good piece of card or paper and rip the edges to make them look like you and your dog had a tug of war over it. You can go over the edges with ink pad or pen...usually a brown shade, so it looks like the dog won and buried it in the garden. Just mess it up and have fun lol. Hugs lin

  15. @Lin: funny description!!!

    Hi Annemaritta!
    Nice card! The pictures are much better now - now one can see the colours perfectly - love the bi-coloured roses :-) Very cheerful card!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  16. Dorcas and Linda, I thought it was something to do with "distressed ink", something very special, "known only by this secret society of highly distressed crafters" :)

    Definitely will come up with summat, that's for sure!

    Thank you again, love you both.

  17. Great details with your coloring and I love the addition of the roses.
    WELCOME to the DYSU challenge. I hope you will be a regular.

  18. I love how you drew the buttons. Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  19. Beautiful card, soooo cute! Thanks for joining us at Cooking it up with Katie this week and good luck
    Claire xx

  20. What a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best

  21. Love how you gave her the special little touches with the grass stains and dirty elbows. :-) Great job! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

  22. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  23. Cute, I love your colouring. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


  24. Hi, Annemaritta (beautiful name) I love your card. I think you did a great job coloring. I really like Meljen's designs, too. I always see your posts on Stacey's, Dorcas' and Linda's so I decided to hop over a little more often and check out what you're up to. I'm also one of JW'sl Hugs,

  25. Very pretty and sweet card.
    Thank you for cooking it up with Katie this week

  26. Great card !

    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best :D Hope to see you again.

    All the best to you,
    Jóna, DT member at DDSB

  27. Fab card.Great colouring.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
    Lisa x

  28. Oh, I just LOVE how you've placed those little roses! And the sign hanging like that is a great idea!
    Thanks for sharing with us at DDSB


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