Thursday, 17 February 2011

Come Waltz with me ...

... and see what has been created for the February Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz.  The theme for this waltz is to design with buttons!!

I don't usually use buttons on my cards - so it was a bit difficult to work out what to do for this Waltz.  But, as buttons and sewing go together really well, it was only natural that I'd use one of the Sewing Hugs sets.  But which one?   



I really like the house from the Sewing Box - Hugs set, so decided to paper piece it.  I used the Celtic Squares papers in several colours.  I cut a couple of backing mounts - one in green Celtic Square and the other plain white onto which I stamped the pretty lace circle - with my Spellbinder dies.  I used faux stitching to make a border around the card; had a rummage in my button box to find co-ordinating buttons and added them to the corners.  I also found a few heart shaped buttons, which I thought looked really sweet falling from the door!  Finally I added a simple greeting in red.  Home sweet home - a place where the heart is!!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Faux Fun Circles,  Off Beat Backgrounds, Sewing Box - Hugs
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Distress - Barn Door, Faded Jeans, Brushed Corduroy
Spellbinders:  Sm Pinking Circles (S4-172) die #5, Classic Scalloped Circles Lg (S4-124) die #5
Papers:  Waltzingmouse Celtic Square - Creme de Menthe, Regal Red, French Blue, Saffron, Heather

I had great fun with this challenge.  Do enjoy the Waltz!!  See you soon.

38 comments:

www.injoystampin.com said...

Awwwwww, that is just darling! Cute as a button! :c) The stitching; everything! Such a great card! Hugs, Robyn (waltzing along)

Jackie said...

Fantastic card, not a button person myself but they look great :)
Jackie xx

sharingthepassion said...

Deborah this is fantastic! I think I NEED this set lol. your use of buttons is perfect! I love how you have layered the house very creative.

Have a super day!

Ali x

P.S I've moved blogs now

Laura said...

Hi, LOVE your card and blog :)

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a super sweet card! You make me wish I had those Sewing sets! TFS

Paula said...

Love the hearts falling form the door - brilliant touch & I do like that layering & paper piecing.. Nice & homely too.
Paula (PEP

Sharon said...

Your cards are always so beautiful, Deb. A feast for the eyes. :D

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

It's always a joy and inspiration to come visit your blog, Deb. I'm not disappointed today...this card is FANTASTIC. Love your use of buttons and your lovely design. Well done!

Julia Aston said...

Love the homespun look of this Deborah - the heart buttons are perfect!

ding said...

Wow!!! LOVE this card! I am going to have to check out that stamp set its fab and you have used it so well.
Hope you have some "inky" fun with your daughter
Diane (justaddglueto)
and thanks so much for popping by to see me.

Kelly S. said...

Deborah, that stitched frame that you made with the stamps is perfect for this set and the button waltz! LOVE how you paper-pieced the house, the colors are awesome. This card is RIGHT up my alley, so adorable!!!

Stella said...

So lovely...and gorgeous!

Vicky Hayes said...

It's the faux-stitched frame that is wowing me! How gorgeous!

LaurieJ said...

Your card is just the sweetest. I love all the details! The faux stitching, the buttons at the corners, but most of all the red Faux Fun Circle image that you used on the mat for the little house. Fabulous!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Deb! What a fabulous card! Love the homespun vibe! Great use of buttons and your stitching looks fab! Love the multicolored thread you used!

Antje said...

I love the house with the hearts underneath, sooo sweet and a great idea to use the sewing line with the buttons!

jimlynn said...

Great card fabulous use of all the buttons! So cute. That faux stitching is just awesome. GREAT card.
Lynn

Trish said...

Love all the stitching, it looks great!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love everything about this, Deborah! The faux stitching is amazing (I had to do a double-take!), the pieced house is adorable, and all those buttons are the perfect finishing touches! Great job!

rudlis said...

WOW, this card is a dream, Deborah! Wonderful! Love all the stitching.

Cassie_lu said...

what a sweet card

Sue said...

This is such a work of art. Love it. Sue.x

Leah Killian said...

Adorable card! I love the stitching!

Susan Hogan said...

Deborah, this is lovely - wonderful and crafty.

Belinda said...

Lovely! The stitching is just fabulous!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Now I see why you said great minds think alike (I used the same image on my card today!). I love your little house and how you matted your image--adorable card!

Chris L.

Vera said...

Your faux stitching is fabulous (and had me fooled!). Perfect image for this button theme! Wonderful card!

Karen B. said...

I don't often design with buttons either. Your card is fantastic a great way to showcase them.

Jen said...

Oh my goodness! This is one amazing card. It is so warm and full of crafty goodness. I don't have this set, but I totally feel I need it now after viewing your inspiring creation. Thank you for this!

Clare said...

I LOVE all the stitching, and the set that you used! The house is SOOOO sweet!

Janetcraft said...

your sewing and stitching are marvellous...the buttons and the house are so well done!!

Janetcraft said...

and also lastly but not least, THANKS for droppnig by my blog and place some words of encouragement!!

Joanne Gilch said...

I just love coming here each month and see what fabulous creation you have made...was not disappointed this month!!! that layered house is charming.

Pauline said...

This is lovely Deborah! I missed the waltz this month, not been feeling myself :( but there's always next month! Hope your hubby got to India safely xx

Crafty Math Chick said...

Pretty card! Love this set, the colors you used, the layering and all the stitching.

Laurie Marmon said...

Oh! I'm loving the use of the stitching background and buttons for the frame of the card. A lovely one for sure!

Ren-Yi said...

i adore your color combo and matching buttons. and the faux stitching stamped on - totally ingenious!

Helen L said...

So cute: you did a great job!!

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