Sunday, January 23, 2011

Magnolia DownUnder - Reduce, Reuse or Recycle

Good Morning Everyone,

Welcome to this weeks Magnolia DownUnder Challenge! This week we have a different challenge for you, we'd like to see you reduce, reuse or recycle some items on your card or project. The things that may otherwise be thrown out...

Now I must admit I think I overthought this week's challenge! I started two different projects before settling on this card. I've finally gone with the KISS method - as in Keep It Simple Silly :)

I have reused or recycled the buttons in the centre of my flowers. My Grandmother passed away a couple of years ago and these buttons were part of a very large stash she kept in her sewing cabinet. I remember both of my Grandmothers having tins of buttons that I'd like to explore as a child. I can only assume that living in harsher times it was the done thing to remove them from old clothing for reuse!

Here's a closer look at them - plain but pretty:-

This is the first time I've used this cute baby Tilda stamp and I'm going to enter the card over at Totally Tilda Challenge too - the theme being Baby Baby. (Edit - How happy am I - this card won the Baby Baby Challenge!)

Tilda is coloured with copics and has a touch of Stickles on her wings. The polka dot paper is from Marianne Design and the Green Floral is from the Prima Annalee paper pad. I've also used the a paper doily with the edges inked in green, pearls and sewing and this cute little pearl pin that looks a little like a Nappy Pin - well that was the idea anyway :) The rose lace is from my local patchwork store.

I'm also entering my card into the CES Challenge - Angels and Fairies because this Sleeping Baby Tilda certainly looks like an Angel! Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week is Bingo and I've scored a Horizontal Line here with Buttons, Flowers and Glitter/Glimmer! Stamp Something would like Something Cute and I think Tilda should qualify for that.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to pop over to Magnolia DownUnder and check out the amazing work from the rest of the team.


  1. Wow Sharon this is so sweet I love the soft tones and that lace is TDF
    Thanks for joining us at the Totally Tilda challenge this time
    Please come back for some more fun next Sunday
    Hugs Susie & the TT DT xx

  2. Hehehe, I remember my Aunt had a big jar of buttons when I was a child and I LOVED playng with them. Hmm, maybe I should start working on a jar myself for my future grandchildren, lol! I love the card, the colours are so soft and pretty, perfect or a baby card!!

  3. What an absolutely gorgeous card! Love how soft the colours are. *hugz*

  4. Love how soft and sweet this is, perfect baby card. Love how you reused the buttons, you must be right about the harsher times because my grandmother and mom had the same stash and I remember playing with them as a child as well. thanks for the memories


  5. So beautiful card Sharon,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.x

  6. Hi Sharon
    totally beautiful card,awesome colouring, lovely papers & design, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  7. Oh this is so soft and pretty. I love the addition of the pin & pearls.

  8. WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STUNNING!!!! every detail is perfect and gorgeous...I love the soft colours, the lace, the glitter the pearls...just the most beautiful and inspiring creation! Hugs Juls

  9. So soft and stunning, I love all the details the ribbon, the pin, wow, thanks for joining our Baby Baby challenge at the Totally Tilda blog, we're happy to have you!

  10. This is just stunning!! LOVE the soft pastel colors and flowers!! Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something!!HUGS

  11. Stunning work! Beautifully colored! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

  12. Aww! So cute! Thanks so much for joining us for the CES Challenge!

  13. Stunning card Sharon, love that lace and all the beautiful details.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda
    hugs Mandy xx

  14. Just a beautiful card. I love every detail!
    Jo xx

  15. Congrats on your win!!! Beautiful card.

  16. beautiful card love the colours and love what you did with the pin really nice touch now a follower Sharon.x


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