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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Friday, 7 April 2017

Cute as a Button facebook group progressive freebie challenge

Each month Francesca kindly gives a free Cute as a Button digi stamp to use in the progessive challenge.  If you make a project with the digi you can request the next month's free image.
If you haven't already joined in you can buy this months image and make a project and then you will be able to request next month's for free.

I have made a journal page using this month's digi - Make up time

I covered journal page with white gesso, then painted with pink acrylic paint.   Painted moulding paste over hearts stencil.
Stamped flowers with pink brilliance ink.
Added flowers.
Printed Cute as a Button stamp Make up Time and sentiment that comes with it.
Cut out and coloured stamp with markers.  Sponged edge of sentiment with the pink ink.   Layered both onto page.
Added pink rhinestones around mirror to represent lights.

I hope you will go over to the challenge blog
 and join in the April challenge 33 - Easter 

Inspiration posts every so often on the Showcase blog: 

Some lovely new stamps will be released on the 10 April and the design team are busy making cards to show on the challenge blog.

I would like to add this journal page to the following:

Addicted to stamps 145 - stamped image (hand coloured) and sentiment

Colour Crazy challenge - anything hand coloured

Crafting with an attitude 26 - anything goes

Creatalicious 112 - anything goes with the option add flowers

Fussy and Fancey 184 - embellish it

In the Pink - Flower Power (in pink)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 55 - anything goes

Simply Papercrafts for all occasions 45 - anything goes handmade

Word Art Wednesday 276-277 - anything family friendly with an encouraging or uplifting sentiment


  1. Sweet card Margaret. Beautiful background. Thank you for entering this creation into our challenge. Greetings, Veerle DT-ATSC

  2. A great illustration of the scripture Margaret

  3. This is lovely! Thank you so much for sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT x

  4. Such a pretty card! I love the colours! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  5. A lovely journal page in nice pink colours, a very nice background too. Thanks for joining our challenge at Fussy and Fancy and At Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

  6. What a sweetie. Beautiful soft colors.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
    Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

  7. Wow your creation is wonderful in this pastel colours. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to stamps challenge,Alma

  8. I love your page... so girly. Great image with delicate colouring and embellishments. Thank you so much for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx

  9. another great card. Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink xxx Stacey S xxx

  10. Beautiful thank you for sharing with us at Crafting with an Attitude - good luck
    Lyn - DT

  11. Such a pretty journal page! The background you created is just perfect for this image.

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  12. Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Colour Crazy Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

  13. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)


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