My kind of sewing.

The Dragons Lair Designs Facebook Fan Group Digi Stamp challenge for this month features a flowers and buttons design.


Materials used:
Dragons Lair Designs Digi Stamp (available by request from Facebook Page)
X-Press It card
black card
previously made shaving foam technique backing paper
acrylic greetings stamp
various small buttons
glossy accents
Copic pens

I have manipulated the image on the computer to get a row of buttons above and below the flowers. The whole image has been printed on X-Press It card and the flowers coloured with Copics.

The trimmed image has been layered onto a piece of the shaving foam paper I made a few days ago then matted onto black card before being attached to the base card.

I stuck different sized buttons ontop of the image ones for a bit of texture and ran a black pen around the edge of the coloured panel to look like stitching.

Finally I added a drop of glossy accents to the centers of the flowers and stamped the greeting underneath the topper.

I can see those flower designs working as applique on a cushion or the hem of a childs summer dress, but it’s not something I will be doing myself.

If I have in anyway inspired you to have a go at the Dragons Lair challenge please pop over to the Facebook page where you can find all the details of the challenges and freebie’s on offer.

Thanks for visiting. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Dragons Lair Designs Digi Stamp Challenge
2 Creative Chicks Showcase #11
Love To Scrap #80 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafy Friends #36 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #159 – Just For Fun/Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #18 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #33 June


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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7 Responses to My kind of sewing.

  1. Gale says:

    This is a fab card Pippa. Love the background paper and all the buttons.. Thanks for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations and we hope to see again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  2. jmhave44 says:

    Think this might be one of your best ever! Love the background, and since I used to collect buttons, always love to see them used on cards. The dimensional buttons look way cool over the thread swirls and work so well with the row of bright flowers. Such a pretty & well designed card. TFS (I’m pretty much a traditional Christmas person too!) Hugs

  3. Florence says:

    Love this Pippa. So pretty x

  4. rcraddock910 says:

    So very pretty! I just love the flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at LTSCB and good luck. Hugs, Robin

  5. Victoria Rowson says:

    So pretty. I totally love the way you have added real buttons to the digital stamp a very clever idea. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card with us at Lemon Shortbread. I hope you join in again soon. Hugs Victoria (DT) x

  6. ~DEANNE~ says:

    Very pretty!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  7. Very sweet card. Love the CAS look of your card. Showcases the cute image very well. Thank you for joining us this time for our “Anything goes” Challenge at LTSCB.
    Irena DT

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