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CRAFTS, BELLYDANCING, ARTS

whichever order I put them in, these are my passion!

... all from my little home studio in Durban, on the east coast of sunny South Africa!

"I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird." -- Paul McCartney









Wednesday, May 23, 2012

DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY CHALLENGE #42 : CUTE AS A BUTTON

Did you enjoy the new releases on Sunday?  Weren't they cute ... Margy has been hard at work getting them all ready for the store, and to celebrate those cute images, we have called our new challenge ..


and we are challenging you to add a button or two, or more if you like, to your project.
The Design Team have been playing with Sunday's new releases, and here's the twisted easel card I made with one called "Leggy Lilly":


Here's a better look at the image:



 Leggy Lilly is one of my latest scribblings and is available as a digistamp in the Digistamps 4 Joy store here.

Here are some close-ups:
I coloured the image using alcohol markers and added white gel pen doodling to create highlights and dimension.  The other elements of my card are:
  • die cut border on rhs
  • gems on rhs
  • fabric lace
  • sequins and beads sewn onto the lace
  • satin ribbon bow
  • big crystal gem
  • lots of pretty roses
  • a button holding on the sentiment tag
  • button and gem as 'stop' for the easel tag


Are you ready to create something fabulous?
Remember to link your post, not your blog, to the linky tool on the Digistamps 4 Joy Challenge blog.
I can hardly wait to see your 'cute as a button' creation!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenges, #36, "Anything Goes"
City Crafter, #110, "A rose is a rose"
Craft Room Challenge "Add Fabric" - I have lace
Creative Card Crew, #11, "Dimension" (I have lots of layers and a dimensional flower bouquet)
Die Cutting Diva's, ##66, Buttons,banners and/or birthdays"
The Ribbon Carousel, RCC54, "Fancy Flowers"
Sweet Stamps, #66, "Anything Goes"

Top Tip Tuesday, #77, "Dig out the Old" (okay so I am a hoarder - roses - a few YEARS old; big gem - at least 5 YEARS old;   lace - at least 3 years old ...  need  I go on...)
Use it Tuesday, #32, "Use at least two hoarded items" (LOL - this is no challenge for the SUPER-HOARDER!  roses - a few YEARS old; big gem - at least 5 YEARS old;   lace - at least 3 years old ...  need  I go on...)
CRAFT Challenge, #155, 'Easel card'

33 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful. Love everything about it. You are so talented.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    DS4J DT Member
    Doing Life

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  2. Fab card Jen, I love that image and well done for using some of your hoarded items.
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  3. Just about as cute as can be ... loving the cluster of roses .. many thanks for playing along at CCCB

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  4. totally awesome. absolutely love it all!

    hugs :)

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  5. Oh, this is so cute, Jen!! Your coloring is just amazing, as always. (I bet you get sick of hearing that from me. LOL) I love the lace, and those gorgeous flowers!

    I don't know why you didn't enter it into the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge's Easel Challenge, but you totally should! You still have two hours left. (I know you entered it once, but you get 5 entries.) Your work is too beautiful to not be seen by as many people as possible! =D

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  6. Love the cluster of flowers and the bling on this!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel!

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  7. Hi there. Lovely easel card. Fab image and the colouring is superb. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

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  8. Wow, your image is gorgeous!!! That's excatly what I look like..LOL (only in my mind). LOVE the design of your card and the 'old bits' you've added that are so perfect for our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Got a good laugh at your recap of old things you used. :)

    Thanks for playing!
    Lisa xx

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  9. fabulous jen, beautiful card.

    greetings karin

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  10. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. It's a very pretty card, I love your colouring. Sharon x

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  11. A gorgeous card with lovely attention to detail.Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room "use fabric" challenge this fortnight. Suzanne:) PS...wish I had legs like that too lol x

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  12. A beautiful card and a fabulous image

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  13. Nice card!
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week! Hope to see you back next week!
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  14. I thinks most crafters are hoarders, a fab card. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

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  15. I love this - your colouring of this sweet little image is perfection!
    You really did dig deep - amazing hoard finds ;)

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Dig it Out' challenge. Don't forget you could also win a Top Tipper prize by linking up a Top Tip to the challenge!

    Carol x

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  16. Really cute. Fun image.Thanks for joining us at DCD.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com

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  17. So cute, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

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  18. What a great digi :o) love that ribbon too. Thanks you for sharing it with us at Craft-room challenge this fortnight. Hugs

    NIKKI DT

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  19. Hey Jan! Thanks for linking up afterward! Sorry Inlinkz was being a buggar this week. :) We thank you for playing with Use It Tuesday!

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  20. Beautiful card! Love the image and how you colored her. The flowers are fabulous!
    Thanks for playing along with the Die Cuttin' Divas this week.
    Candy
    http://candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  21. gorgeous card!!!
    thanks so much for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!
    hugz
    irini

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  22. Ha, ha. Glad you had no problem with our theme. ;) Love your digi image and great project. Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!! - Heather B

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  23. This is gorgeous! I love Leggy Lilly, and your lace looks lovely. Thanks for sharing your card with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

    Maria x

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  24. You're right, she is cute as a button, and your colouring is so beautiful. I'm a bit of a hoarder too, I always keep things 'just in case', but then I can't find them when I want them.
    Annette
    Netty's Cards
    Top Tip Tuesday Challenge DT
    xx

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  25. Fabulous! Wonderful coloring and lovely additions of the flowers and lace! Thanks for playing along in our challenge at the Ribbon Carousel!

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  26. Awesome card. I am a hoarder too, but look how great those hoarded flowers look!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

    Mari

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  28. A super card, I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  29. This card makes me smile.. Such a cute image.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  30. what a sassy make, fab
    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise

    I HAVE CANDY ON My Blog
    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K

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  31. Wonderful card! Love your 3-year-hoarded items on this project!! :)
    Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!

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  32. So sweet and lovely! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!!

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  33. This is really gorgeous. Love all the old you've used on your card and your colouring is magnificent. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

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