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September 06, 2009

Buttons, Brads and a Bow

This week at Anyone for Anya, Dawny and Co have set us the challenge to use buttons, brads and bows:

I used a favourite colour combo of mine and for once didn't work off a sketch or any other challenge. The gorgeous patterned paper is sugar coated by Doodlebug, as are the brads. The ribbons are all from stash and the buttons are Doodlebug and My Minds Eye.

These photos are soooo dull, I have got to sort out my Autumn / Winter photography - these pics look grubby to me! Any tips from you budding and expert photographers would be very welcome, I have a Canon IXUS 90IS and a portable photo studio cube thing. I have Adobe Photo Shop 5 LE but I'm a complete novice with it!! Probably need to know more about indoor lighting when natural daylight just doesn't do the job.



  1. Hi Victoria,
    What a lovely card "simple" but very affective.
    Yvonne x

  2. Gorgeous Victoria, I love the simplicity and bright colours.

    Liza x

  3. Stunning Victoria - I just love these colours together!
    Hugs Tara xx

  4. Wow, the colours on this caught my eye right away - stunning. I love the little button/bow embellishment too - fabby!

    Caryn xxx

  5. Love the way you've done the bow with the buttons. I know what you mean about photo's I think I need a word with 'him indoors!' Sue x

  6. Fabulous card, I love the buttons and bows. x

  7. A truly stunning card, lovely colours and beautifully made
    Hugs Susie xx

  8. These colours hot pink and green are awesome on your card! I love the colouring! Great card!

  9. beautiful colours and layout, well done!

    anne :)

  10. Love your choice of colours, pink and lime work so well togheter. And I LOVE your bow!!!
    Thanks for joining!


  11. Lovely design, the papers, image and colours are just perfect, have a good day sweetie hugs Jacqui xx

  12. Great colours, they make me think of the 80-s! We had a band in The Netherlands cal "Doe Maar"and this where there colours. Back then I looked like this Miss Anya :)))) Good memories, thank you!!

    Nice to have you in our AFA challenge this week!

    Warm regards, Renata

  13. Loving that layout - I'm a big fan of less is more & those colours are a joy! Gorgeous card sweetie :)

    Sounds like you have all the equipment of a pro!! & BTW your picture quality is great - don't know what you're moaning about lol

    Hope you had a fab weekend
    Big Hugs
    Steph xxx

    p.s. Thanks for leaving the nicest comments ever - you always make me smile & I really appreciate it *mwah*

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  15. Whoops, I messed up my first comment!
    Wow, this is so glam and gorgeous! I love the vibrant colours and the cute Anya image!
    The edging on the papers looks fabulous! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  16. Fantastic colours on this card Victoria and such a wonderful layout and colouring :) Donna x

  17. What do you think about those photo cube thingies? Is it worth getting one?
    I just take pics with my mobile phone, so it might seem a bit like operation overkill to have a fancy box whatsit. But I do find that trying to find a light enough spot to take a picture is often quite difficult.
    Your picture looks fine to me, but I can't see the original to compare!

  18. Super card, great zingy colour combo.. and i know what you mean about the photo's i have the same prob from time to time, i have a great camera but not yet got the knowledge to use it correctly lol so your not alone :)
    Hugs Minxy x


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