Wednesday, December 2, 2009

La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge # 15 - BUTTONS

It is Wednesday and that means that there is a new challenge on La-La Land Crafts Blog!! Our hostess today is Jane. Here is what Jane came up with for this week's challenge:

"This week's challenge is all about BUTTONS! I was organizing my embellishments and realized how many buttons I have managed to collect over the years. It seems that I love to collect and not use them! Does anyone else have this problem? Well, now you get to look through your stash and find one or two or however many you want to use for this challenge."

I can definitely relate to it, Jane!! I too have collected many buttons throughout the years ;-) What a GREAT, GREAT challenge!!!

Please visit La-La Land Crafts blog to participate and to see the samples from our super talented Design Team. AND.. There is also a prize offered to the top pick!!!

My card today is also for the challenge on Stampin' Sisters in Christ Blog. La-La Land Crafts is hosting their challenge this week, and the challenge is to make a card, layout or other paper craft project that has GIFT featured in it. If you have never been to Stampin's Sisters in Christ blog, you just have to visit it!!! Great, great challenges with the awesome samples from DT!! Here is the link to this week's challenge, go play!!

This card measures 6" x 6".

I decided to ink my Sitting Lala stamp for this Christmas card :-) I think this stamp is very versatile and can be used for pretty much any occasion. Designer paper is by We-R-Memory-Keepers. The bench was stamped directly onto the designer paper. All images were colored with Copic Markers. I tried to stay within the colors on the designer paper, but it was getting way too monotone for my taste, so I colored Lala's eyes and one of the present in blue ;-).

The flower was already the part of the design on the paper, but I have created my own to go over it with EK Success Flower Punches. Martha Steward Border Punch. Buttons from my somewhat huge stash ;-) Sentiment inside of the card is from Hero Arts Clear Stamp set called Holiday Sayings.

You can purchase the Sitting Lala stamp on our website here.

The Christmas Bench and the Presents stamps are both from Magnolia, and they are available for purchase at Cranberry Hill Mercantile. Just call the store at 408-736-9151 to place your order.



Anonymous said...

Awesome card Irina! love the design and coloring!
Pam Going Postal

Elena said...

Wow! This card is Stunning! I adore the beautiful scene you created! Oh, Irina, you have an amazing talent! You really rocked this challenge!

Terry Oulboub said...

Irina, you always make such beautifully crafted masterpieces! I love this card with its festive colors. Sitting La-La is colored beautifully - you're so fabulous!

Kristine said...

Irina, Irina, Irina... this just kNOCKS my SOCKS off! Seriously, you are so talented. LOVE all your cute li'l buttons down the side, LOVE those poinsettias-they're soo beautiful! And love that you set her on a bench and added the gifts!! I'm saving this for inspiration for lots of future cards! LOVE IT! :)

Velta said...

Too stinkin cute!!! I love your images and have had a blast this afternoon just going from one blog to another...great team you have here!!!

Kathy said...

This is gorgeous Irina!! Love all your extra stamping and the colors you used are so pretty!!! Love all your buttons too!!!

Elaine said...

It's late at night, I just got home from work, and in pain from an injured shoulder, but your cute card broght such a smile to my face!
Thank you!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

What a fun card!