Tuesday, 6 August 2013


Bits and Bobs - Buttons 

This is the first in a series of my DT techniques "Bits and Bobs" featured on Cardmaking Paradise for everyone to join in the fun with their own take on it.  It has been fabulous to see how many different variations on this theme that members have shared.  There is a new technique now up and running for the next few weeks.

I loved sorting through all my buttons and bits for the one above and the shell design below which I have used for the 4" swaps at our monthly craft club meeting.

Bits and Bobs - Shells

This next one is an 8" canvas using various buttons and bits, including an owl and a pussycat!

8" Button Canvas


  1. These are all fabulous Sheel and thank you so much for bringing these challenges to us. I am finding this technique so addictive and am hunting around for different shapes and buttons!
    Love your shell picture, where did you get the various shells and sea creatures?
    Lynn xx

  2. Would you believe I had little baggies of the teeny shells and starfish sent to me in a Rak about 15 years ago by a lady called Heather in Australia. They went in my " too good to use drawer". Sooo I could not bring myself to actually use them all so I made silicone moulds with them and used air dry clay for the 4" square, even the seahorse is clay. Only the 3 or 4 larger shells are "real".
    I have enjoyed doing more with the original idea,

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Sheelagh!! see you next month!!

  4. Hi Sheelagh,
    What a wonderful melange of beautiful buttons, they look absolutely stunning on this fab frame you have made. I love how the Treasure Gold gilding paste adds such an extra special 'antiqueified' (is that a word or not?) dimension. One more project to add to my never ending list of 'must dos'. I am really enjoying having discovered your lovely blog. Thanks for the inspiring posts and photos.
    Warmest best wishes,
    aka Luvcreatincards