Thursday, 19 September 2013


Hi Crafty Pals

Are you all warm, dry and merrily crafting away so oblivious to what's going on beyond the curtains!!!

I was hoping to get some crafty play in today but no such luck - had one of those hair appointments that go on and on and on! Lovely but can't help thinking there's so many other things I could be doing!

So onto my post which I've been playing about with since the weekend and just not photographed for one reason or another until today. In case you haven't come across Nessa, one of my crafty blog pals then you should check out her blog here as not only does she have some wonderful creations but she's also running a fantastic competition for 2 weeks to make a frugal Christmas card using products that aren't Christmas specific.

I found this quite hard as everything I wanted to play with WAS Christmas SPECIFIC! Anyway I've had a sneaky peak around some blogs for inspiration and this is what I've come up with - I've gone button mad! AND if it's ok with Nessa I'm going to enter not one but two frugal makes!

Here's number 1 ...

I found some freebie Christmas paper from Quick Cards Made Easy - does that count if it's free I wonder? Some snippets of silver ribbons and I've emptied the button box looking for blues, whites and silvers with a couple of added gems for extra glitz. The sentiment is a digi download from Pink Petticoat and although you can't tell from the photo the front panel is adhered with 3D foam pads for added dimension.



  1. Coo, I love this one too. A free paper ought to count - if you forget the cost of the magazine :) I'm sure Nessa will allow it. If not, we'll send the Playground Mafia round to have a little word :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. Love love love this.

    Sarn xxx

  3. JUST loving this to buttons not bits. So sweet is it.

  4. Your button wreath is so sweet! Great job on the Frugal Christmas challenge. Loll

  5. Fan-tabulous!! What a fabby idea Sarah-and with Mom's 10 million buttons-why did I not think of this? Love how you have used the blues for a frosty feel-and yes,the free paper is VERY frugal!
    Thank you for playing-and for the lovely shout out too :)
    Nessa xxx

  6. Great card - really festive, your button wreath!

  7. Very pretty! Great card for the challenge!

  8. Love your gorgeous button wreath Sarah, Cathy x


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