Sunday, December 6, 2015


Welcome to another great challenge at CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN.  The challenge this fortnight is "Buttons Galore" and we are sponsored by A RANDOM FAN.

I couldn't quite commit to one card so I made two.  The first has the buttons and the second with pearls.  For the sketch I switched the flowers on the first.  I usually don't use buttons but I have tons of them.  It's something I should use more often.  I didn't even realize I had these cute Christmas buttons just stashed away and not being used.  

When I was a kid, each year when we put up the tree we had gold garland so I thought I would try to recreate it.  I think I did pretty good.  It really reminds me of the garland we used.

I really like both of these.  It just reminds me of my mom's tree.  

I hope you will join us in the challenge and don't forget to pop over to the CWWC blog and check out all the fabulous creations made by the DT.  

Thanks for visiting and have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Card Recipe:

Image - "Christmas Decor" by A Random Fan
Coloring medium - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles, American Crafts metallic marker
Paper - Core 'dinations, My Minds Eye, World Win, generic
Washi tape - Martha Stewart 
Buttons - My Minds Eye
Sketch - Tuesday Morning Sketches
Ribbon - Offray
Pearls - Want 2 Scrap
Flowers - Petaloo
Dies - Spellbinders, Darice
Embossing folder - Darice
Sentiment - My Minds Eye
Fur on hat - Liquid Applique with glitter added

Challenges Entered:

Inky Chicks #60 - Merry Christmas
Mod Squad - Tic Tac Toe (embossing, digi stamp, die cut)
Scrappy Land #31 - Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Let it snow
Word Art Wednesday #212 - Always anything goes
Dies R Us #38 - Christmas
Creatalicious December #81 - Merry Christmas
Emerald Faeries December #74 - Merry Christmas
One Crazy Stamper December - Christmas/winter
Scrap & Craft December #16 - Christmas
Work it Wednesday December - Holiday card
Whimsy Stamps December #88 - Any holiday


brenda said...

Both are both such bright happy and cheery cards Robin, they can't help but make you smile.

B x

Lori Kobular said...

Such fun cards! Those penguins are so cute and funny! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #31!

Darlene said...

LOL ... this is just tooooooooo cute!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Barbara said...

When a project or card reminds you of a special time from the past, it really is special. I can see why your cards do that for you. Lots of little reminders of childhood. Thanks for joining in the Mod Squad Challenge this week. Hope to see you here again.

Lisa said...

These are both so adorable, Robin!! The penguins are so sweet!! I love the texture and the garland!! You did a fabulous job!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Vicki robertson said...

Robin, this is sssoooo cute! I love all of the bright colors. Thanks for joining the Dies R Us December Christmas Challenge. said...

This is adorable! Thanks for joining in the 'Christmas' challenge at Dies R Us!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Adorable card! Such sweet images! Too cute!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Jackie C said...

Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous, Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap & Craft, Good Luck
Kevin xx

Melanie said...

A great Christmas card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Merry Christmas” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT Tuesday Throwdown)