Saturday, 7 July 2012

"Little Button`s Birthday"

Saturday 7th July
Good Morning,  well, at least it is not raining......yet!!!
Have been away for 5 days and Boy! oh! Boy! were we lucky with the weather.
Did have rain, but we always seemed to manage to drive out of it or be inside when it was actually raining.
Back home, tired and happy but with loads of washing....5days away!!! where did all that washing come from???

Quick post today, this is a card I made a while ago, all spotty and "Buttons"

6x6 base card covered with spotty paper
topped with Big Button Paper and spotty ribbon, some buttons out of the Famous Button Jar
I die cut a square using a Spellbinders Die, added a pre-coloured die cut image form Lili of the Valley, these wee die cuts are great.   I die cut round the image with a Spellbinders scallop die, inked the edges to take away the stark white, then added a computer printed sentiment ...............

That`s it for today, will have to get the "thinking cap on" for tomorrow

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Monday, 2 July 2012


Monday 2nd July 2012
Dull, miserable, raining, today, nothing changes does it??

Went looking for a couple of buttons to use on a t-shirt the other day and found a little bag of yellow buttons.  I had sorted them out to make a "Button Necklace" never got round to it, had popped them back in the tub.  Well! there you go, necklace made as well as another couple of pendants.  These are all selling really well.   Hazel and I have sold quite a few to raise money for the Chemo Unit and the Maggies Centre in Dundee.  We were asked if we would like a table at the Maggies Centre Christmas Craft Fair in November.   No hesitation there, table space chosen, money paid, now we are planning.   Got that done, then I was asked if we would like a table at a Fair we usually go to, but thought we would not bother with this year.  What the heck!! we decided to go for it, the Chemo Unit needs as much money as it can get.  A bit of effort and we can raise some money to help make things just a little more comforting for the people who have to use the facilities at the Unit.  You never think that it could be your or yours needing the help till it actually hits home.
That`s it for today

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Sunday, 1 July 2012

"Growing Buttons"

Sunday 1st July 2012
Oh! my! word! the month of June has did that happen???
Where did it go???

The inspiration for today`s card came from Edna (Rosietoes) on the Joanna Sheen Forum.
She posted a card using this Digi image, I knew I just had to have it.  I love Buttons, I make Button Necklaces, there are some on here a few Posts back.  Buttons are my answer to lots of things.  Yesterday I put on a "strappy" T-shirt, the straps were too long.  I got a couple of buttons (with large holes in them) , cut the straps at the front of the t-shirt, threaded the bits through, tied a knot and hey! presto! I now have a button decorated t-shirt with straps that fit, no one else will I have the same I am sure.

That`s it for today

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