Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Wanted!

  • Wanted : Card designer (with active blog and facebook).
  • Task : Create 4 cards or projects per month.
  • Reward : Free craft supplies from the Buttons for Brains shop sent to you every few weeks!

If interested send an email with a link to your blog to -  elizabethmiller470@hotmail.com
(please put 'card designer' in subject box)

Closing date for applications: 30/4/14

This will be at the top until 1/5/14 please scroll down for latest post.

 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card


Hello. It's Tuesday! 
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
 And this week it's...
 
Happy Easter
 
 We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 

(£10 to spend in their gorgeous shop)
 
For my card I used an old Penny Black stamp called Bun-Bun and did a teeny bit of watercolouring. The papers and the little alphabet stickers are from the  'mon ami' range by Basic Grey. They are available to buy here in the BforB shop. 

 You get eighteen 6x6 papers, all very trendy and cool designs. 
One elements sticker sheet which is 12x12 and perfect for quick cards, accents and scrapbooking. 
 And one alphabets sticker sheet, this is also 12x12 and includes three different alphabets. The little yellow ones I used on my card plus two others you can just about see in the pic' above. More details here.

For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there!
 

Monday, 14 April 2014

Me & You

Hello. Today I wanted to show you a quick and easy card using papers and 'whatnots' from the Black & White collection by Glitz. The papers, as the name would suggest, are mainly black and white but there are beautiful touches of grey and red. Perfect for modern wedding cards or anniversary cards. Or, if you are the kind of person who likes to be organised 10 months in advance - Valentines!

Here are the papers -

And here are the 'whatnots' - 

Both the 6x6 paper pad and pack of 'whatnots' are in the Buttons for Brains shop. They are also available as part of a kit. In the kit you get -  
  •  1 6x6 Glitz Paper Pad 'black & white' (24 pages, 12 double sided designs, 2 sheets per design) 
  • 1 Pack of Glitz 'black & white' Whatnots
  •  Prima Stamp set 'free spirit' (7 stamps)
  • Teresa Collins Black Alpha Stickers (150 stickers) 
  • 3m Black and White Twine 
  • 1 Red Heart Paperclip 
  • 1 A4 White Embossed Cardstock 
  • 2 A4 Premium Vellum

 
See you tomorrow, it's Papertake Weekly Challenge time.
 

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Mum's Palace

Hello. It's Sunday and my regular visitors will know this is the day I share my DigiStamp Boutique card, so here I am! How many of you would love to have a little crafty palace like this one? I know I would. 

It actually reminds me of Calamity Jane when Doris day was giving her little shack the 'woman's touch' - am I showing my age now?

I coloured the image with copics. The gingham paper and accordion flower stickers are available to buy in the Buttons for Brains shop.
 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card



Hello. It's Tuesday! 
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
 And this week it's...
   
Spring has Sprung!
 
We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 
 
 
For my card I used Carta Bella 'it's a celebration' papers, Wild Rose Studio printed panel (which I fussy cut) and a Hero Arts sentiment stamp. All these items are available to buy in the Buttons for Brains online shop. 
 
 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there!

 

Monday, 7 April 2014

Monday's News


Hello. I've not done a Monday's News post for ages. Been so busy with the shop opening and magazine commissions, not complaining though - I love it! 

Anyhoo, I have a cute set of cards in Papercraft Essentials. I got to play with some of the new Penny Black stamps and did some watercolouring. But you'll need to hurry if you want a copy, the new issue is out this Thursday (but that'll be next Monday's news).

See you tomorrow with my Papertake Weekly Challenge design team card.



 

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Sweet Birdies

Hello. It's Sunday and time to share my makes for The DigiStamp Boutique. I have used adorable little birds from the Sweet Birdie set (you get the sentiments too). 

The card above has been paper pieced and the papers I used can be found here, in the Buttons for Brains shop.

 For the card below I coloured with Prismacolour pencils and the papers I used are available here.



 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Bloomin' Lovely


Hello. First of all thank you for all the well wishes for the shop (here and on facebook). Business is steadily growing and I am so pleased with the feedback I have received. Everyone is loving the kits I have put together. The sales rep' from Personal Impressions is coming to meet with us tomorrow. So fingers crossed for more gorgeous stock soon!

In the meantime I have another two cards to share made using kits from the shop (there are only a few left and these ones will not be re-stocked). The top card was made using the Garden Kit and the one below the Curiosity Kit.


 

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card

Hello. It's Tuesday! 
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
 And this week it's...
 
Anything Goes 
(optional extra - make an Easter treat holder)

We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 


For my card I used a Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp and the papers are 'mon ami' by Basic Grey and are available here in the Buttons for Brains shop.
 
 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there!
 

Monday, 31 March 2014

You're Special


Hello. Everything you need to make this card (and more) is in the 'Hello Birdie' kit in the Buttons for Brains shop. It is a fairly easy card to put together and just needs a hint of colouring - I used copic pens. 

See you tomorrow with my Papertake Weekly design team card. I'm off round the blogs for a nosey now - I've a lot of catching up to do.

 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

DigiStamp Boutique - design team card


Hello. I'm a little with my card tonight - we spoiled my wee Mum a bit and had a lovely day - choccies, flowers and a nice meal. A glass of red for us and a dram of whisky for her! 

Anyhoo, here is Sunday's DigiStamp Boutique card. I have used the adorable Stanley and coloured with copics. The papers are 'It's a Celebration' by Carta Bella and are available here in the Buttons for Brains shop.
 

Friday, 28 March 2014

Thank You - the Carta Bella 'it's a celebration' Kit


Hello. Opening day of the Buttons for Brains shop passed without a hitch. A quick trip to the post office this morning and all the orders are on their way, thank you. 

That takes us nicely to todays card made using the 'it's a celebration' kit. This kit has a choice of three different stamp sets - 'thank you', 'happy birthday' and 'have a wonderful day'. All the details are here.  

I've even made a little video run through of the kit, watch it here - no laughing now!


 

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Hello....just because


Hello. Well, I have calmed down a little after all the excitement of opening day and I have two cards to share. 

The 'just because' card was made using items from the Curiosity Kit and the 'hello' card using items from the Garden Kit

I am entering two challenges...

Cute Card Thursday...Floral Delights
Creative Inspirations...It's a Girl Thing


 

We are open!


http://www.buttonsforbrains.co.uk/catalog/
 The ribbon has been cut and the Buttons for Brains online shop is now open!

 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card



  Hello. 
It's Tuesday and time for another Papertake Challenge
This week it's...

 Sketchie Free For All

 You can use this one or choose another from the 
Papertake library of sketches.

We have a fabby prize from our sponsors -
a $25 gift voucher
 
For my card I watercoloured one of my favourite little Penny Black stamps. Call me old fashioned but my wood mounted Penny Blacks are still amongst some of my favourite stamps. I even forgive them for taking up so much room in the old crafty space!

 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there!

 

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Quacky and baby Quack


Hello. This week's DigiStamp Boutique card features Quacky and baby Quack. I coloured with Copics and the papers are by Doodlebug. 

Remember to enter the customer competition if you make something using any of the Boutique's images. All the info' is here. There's a £15 voucher up for grabs!

 

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Buttons for Brains - sneaky peek

 Hello.
 The Buttons for Brains online shop is in the final stages of development.
Here's a peak at the new shop logo.....


 And I'm having great fun making up the kits from all this gorgeous stash....



 Another sneak peek tomorrow!

 

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card


 Hello. It's Tuesday! 
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
 And this week it's...
 
For Mum
(or for a special lady)
 
 
We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 


 For my card I used a Penny Black stamp called 'never stop dancing' which I watercoloured (why does my brown always look orange!!) and cut out. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there!