Saturday 20 February 2016

Challenge up your life: Challenge #35 Buttons

Hi Crafters,

are you as glad as I am, that it's week-end? I seem to be constantly rushing somewhere lately, I'm really looking forward to a break. Though, to be honest, week-ends are not quiet either lately. 

Anyhow, it's Saturday and Challenge time, over at


 Our challenge this week: 

Challenge #35 Buttons


And what a challenge it was for me. Buttons don't seem to get along with me. Neither do ribbons, flowers and patterned paper, pretty much all the scrapbooky nic nacs that brought me to card making in the first place. I just don't seem to be able to use them very well. 

This time however, I am pretty content with my result. Probably because I combined them with my favourite colouring medium, my inktense pencils.

I really like those origami elefants for baby cards, but no one I know is expecting right now. Therefore I wanted to keep it gender neutral, so I picked rainbow colours, both for the elefants and the buttons. The sentiments is from one of my new efco stamp sets. It's very versatile, with a congrats (Herzlichen Glückwunsch) and then all kinds of occasions to go with it, like the birth of a baby, Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary and so on.

The heart button is actually a clear button, but I wanted it to show, so I coloured a red heart shape behind it.

Now it's your turn, go ahead and create a project with buttons. And don't forget to check out what the other design team members created!


The cat's pajamas: #308 Animals
The daily marker: 30 days coloring challenge


  1. Absolut zauberhaft! Die Origami-Elefanten mal für eine Karte zur Geburt einzusetzen... Da muss man erstmal drauf kommen! Und Deine schlichte Gestaltung trifft genau meinen Geschmack!

  2. Love your coloring on the origami elephants. Thank you for joining the TCP Tuesday challenge at The Cat's Pajamas.

  3. Liebe Ela, Deine Karte ist super schön geworden - begeistert bin ich vor allem von den Farbverläufen in den Elefanten! Echt genial! Liebe Grüße,

  4. Beautiful card, love how you have used the elephant and watercolored. Brilliant.

  5. Such an adorable card.Love the origami elephants and your soft shadows. Thank you for sharing.:)

  6. I just love everything about this card!!!

  7. I love your use of buttons on this card! The little elephants are perfect for a baby. Thanks so much for playing along with us at TCP Tuesday!

  8. Liebe Ela, gerade war ich auf unserem Challenge Blog und habe da deine Karte entdeckt und finde sie einfach ganz wunderbar. Die Elefanten sind wirklich super süß und sehr schön coloriert! Liebe Grüße

  9. New follower, I love your style.