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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Buttons and Bows

My goodness, we are experiencing horrendous weather conditions here
in New South Wales, Australia. We are having record-breaking high
temperatures, gale force winds, very low humidity, and serious drought...
all combining to create perfect conditions for massive bushfires, of which 
there are almost 100, with 30+ out-of-control. There are several of these
quite close to us, and we have been on evacuation stand-by for about a 
week. Needless to say, we have been sleeping very lightly each night. The
men and women in the Rural Fire Service are incredible...they say they don't
want to be called heroes, but that is what they are. Almost all are volunteers. 
A newspaper photo of exhausted volunteers asleep on the road has gone 
viral on the internet. We desperately need rain, and plenty of it, to 
end this dreadful nightmare.

Onto more pleasant things...
At Penny's Paper Crafty, it is time for another challenge, and this
week our theme is one I am sure you will love -


Our 2 wonderful sponsors this week are

We were all given some lovely images to play with, and I was
thrilled to choose Inky Impressions' Kitty With Bow.
It is amazing how so many colours are perfectly matched IRL, but look
completely different when photographed. The kitty's bow, and the Bazzill
Bling cardstock are a perfect example of this. The button is a metal one
which I sponged with white ink, then embossed it with Alabaster Opals.
I punched the butterflies from scraps of the Bazzill Bling, then sprinkled
them lightly with the Alabaster Opals before heating them. I added tiny
dots of Liquid Pearls to their 'bodies'.

A closer look at this too, too cute kitty. I have had those
silver skeleton leaves for an embarrassingly long time.

Inside my card.
This is the first time I have used the lovely Martha Stewart PATP Pansies
punch. I have been wanting it for about a year, and when I saw it on sale
recently, it had to come home with me.

Deep Ocean #63 - 'Button It Up'
Passion For Promarkers #221 - 'Give Me A 'P' '
(Pussycat, Pink, Pearls, Pansies Punch, Promarkers)
Rhedd and Rosie's #18 - 'Anything Goes'
Ruby's Rainbow #65 - 'Button It'

Image - Inky Impressions digi Kitty With Bow
Colouring - Promarkers
Sentiment - Inky Impressions digi
Dies - Spellbinders Floral Ovals; Cheery Lynn Wreath Strip;
Punches - Martha Stewart PATP Pansies, Butterfly Trio
Embossing - Opals Alabaster
Flowers, Skeleton Leaves, Button, Bow, Liquid Pearls, 
         Silver Corner Peel-off stickers are all from my junk stash

For a chance to win great prizes, why not visit Penny's Paper Crafty and enter our 'Buttons and Bows' challenge.

Until next time,
Jennifer. x


  1. Awh ... what a beautiful card Jennifer. Love your layout and that's such a sweet image too. My heart goes out to all the communities affected by the bush fires - stay safe!
    Helen x

  2. Sending thoughts to you and all those affected by the terrible bushfires, I hope that you get rain soon and that you and yours stay safe!
    Love your sweet kitty card with it's CAS design, pretty embellishments and beautifully decorated inside too! Thanks for joining us this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

  3. Cute card, love the image.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog, hope we see you again.

    Moira DT.

  4. This is such an adorable card, really cute image! Thanks for joining in my P challenge at Passion for Promarkers! Hugs, Juliexx

  5. Gorgeous card, isn't she a sweet kitty!

    Hope all is ok!
    Mandy x

  6. This is so cute. Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow.

    Hugs Helen P xx

  7. Oh so sweet and cute.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our 18th Challenge at Rhedd and Rosies Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (DT Member)

  8. Fab image, lovely card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Deep Ocean. Jenny x


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