Sunday, September 29, 2013

Buttons For Frugal 12.

Well here we are at the last day of Nessa's Frugal Christmas card competition. There is still time to enter if you hurry. The idea is to make a card from supplies which does not use a die or stamp that is  Christmas orientated. You can use a Christmas sentiment and paper if you choose. I set myself the added challenge to see if I could come up with 12 cards from stuff within my stash . So what have I pulled out to use to today. Lets have a look and see.
 
Scor-Pal and Britannia word dies.
red card blank, scrap of silver card stock.
various green coloured pearls and red pearls.
Last but not least plain old white shirt buttons
(My MIL worked in a shirt factory and I inherited an abundance of buttons from her.)
 
Here's my card for Today.
A sparkly Christmas Tree.

 
Entering into the following challenges:
Frugal Christmas Competition: using non Christmas items.
Scrappers Delights #8: Make your own embellishments.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra #9: Anything goes Christmassy.
Sister Act #26: Anything goes.
2 Sisters Challenge: #163: Anything goes.
Card Mania #30: Cute as a button. Use one at least.
Fab 'n' Funky #186: Button Up.
Holly Jolly Christmas: Buttons, buttons ,buttons.
Totally Gorjuss #203: Traditional Christmas Colours.
Tuesday Throwdown #166: Clean and simple.
 
I promised a Bakers Dozen for the Frugal cards so please pop back later to see the very last card in the series.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


21 comments:

Kimberly S said...

Lovely holiday card this is, and what a fantastic way to use those buttons! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Tuesday Throwdown Challenge! hugs, Kimberly

The Crafty Laydee said...

Oooh Fabby fancy button tree! Great idea!
Well done you!You set yourself quite a challenge there Mrs A to complete the 12 entries,but you did it! Thank you very much for all of your lovely cards-I am so glad that I am using the random number choosey thingy-there are sooo many fabby entries how would I be able to pick just one ?
Have a lovely day,
Nessa xxx

Di said...

And annover very clever card Mrs A - in fact that tree is genius!

Hugs, Di xx

Donna said...

Wow this is a hard challenge Mrs A but boy have you smashed it! A really clever design and a great way to recycle old buttons :) Donna ♥ x

Donna said...

Fab work Mrs A, I'm impressed you drew the gauntlet free hand and so pleased you found a use for the little clip Doc found :) Donna ♥ x

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning Mrs A as always and l've said it before your soooooo talented take care xx

Kathleen said...

Fantastic, very well done on entering all 12.

Kath x

Hazel said...

Very creative. Delightful card for my CHNC challenge extra for September - hope to see you again soon. x

MagsB said...

This is such a pretty, clever card! I love the button tree, it's lovely!

love Mags B x

Trisha Stanley said...

Such a pretty Christmas card!! Thank you for entering your project at Sister Act this week!
Hugs-
Trisha-DT

Berni Cuttino said...

Wow, so beautifully CAS. What a beauty and eye catching details. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs
Berni, DT

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Hi Mrs. A. Lovely Button Tree, love how you used the same buttons and added the pearls. Thanks for joining us for our Buttons challenge at Holly Jolly this week.
Cindy

Sharon said...

Your Christmas card is beautiful. How very inventive using white shirt buttons for your Christmas tree. Thanks for playing along with us at TG this week. Good luck with the challenge, hugs Sharon

Margreet said...

Awwww, Mrs A, this is great...with your permission I will case this one once!
xxx Margreet

Karen Petitt said...

That is blooming fab! What a great idea. My DH better watch out 'cos I think I'll be pinching the buttons off his shirts - you amaze me every time! x

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Mrs A this is such a gorgeous tree idea
Cheers
Dr Sonia
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KalySto said...

Such a lovely idea!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck!
Smiles, Kaly

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I LIKE this one! Xx

Anne Lise Johannessen said...

Great Christmas card. You have done a creative job :) Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights!

Anne Lise

Merry said...

Another fantastic card and great use of your stash.

marilyn scott said...

Hey I like this one! So creative, so nice and crafty. My heartiest Christmas wishes to you and your loved ones.