Thursday, April 19, 2012

my first ever shaker card.....

Good morning everyone I hope your all well and happy, we had wall to wall sunshine yesterday but its still very chilly, we either have rain, hail or cold sunshine...has anyone told the weather fairy its April yet......welcome to our Mo's Digital Pencil Dreamteams monthly blog hop...our host this month is the fabulously talented Heidy, you should have arrived here from the lovely DEBBIE'S blog, if you didn't you can hop on over to Heidy's to start at the beginning as you dont want to miss the chance to win do you...the theme this month is to make a Shaker card and I had never ever made one would you believe...no matter how hard I tried I couldn't think of what to use...so a quick question, how do you get your inspiration, I'm curious because mine comes to me in the weirdest ways...take this card I was really struggling with a shaker card and was up and down yesterday trying to think of something, we have a saying in the North East that my lovely MIL is always saying to me and it popped into my head its 'your arse is making buttons' lol... it just mean that your fidgeting trying to decide to do something...as soon as I thought it this idea popped into my mind to use buttons and yes it really shakes, it makes a brilliant noise too...I used this amazingly cute On The Pot Boy image from Mo's Digital Pencil, isn't his face just brilliant, I coloured him with distress inks and teamed him up with some lush papers from the gorgeous Echo Park-This and That charming 6x6 paper pad from Bunny Zoe's crafts...I added loads and loads of buttons, a knot and a tag with a Kaisercraft sentiment to finish...the sketch is from the Simon Says Stamp challenge and I'm also entering it for the Crafty Sentiments challenge too...the next stop on this brilliant hop is to the lovely POP'S who has something stunning to show you, don't forget to leave everyone a comment because you could win one of two $5 vouchers for Mo's Digital Pencil....I'm off out today for the whole day, I was supposed to go to the Belfast Show but don't think I will have time too but will explain all about it on Saturday, big news and explanations oh and don't forget I will have candy this weekend too...whatever your up to today have a fantastic one and enjoy the rest of the hop
Mina xxx
distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose
hair - antique linen
t shirt - pine needles
socks - scattered straw
pot - shabby shutters
book - shabby shutters, scattered straw

96 comments:

Inkypinkydelights said...

Mina this is gorgeous! And so are your latest cards which I have missed whilst away. Love all the lovely buttons on this card! Judy x

June Nelson said...

Your first shaker card darlin, youwouldnt believe it, its fantastic and what a novel idea using buttons , just brilliant me darlin xxxxxxxxxxx

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous little shaker creation. Loving the buttons that fell out as well.
Hugs
Deisre

Colinda said...

He's cute as a button!!! I already have him but haven't had the time to colour him. Love the buttons in the shaker box!! Enjoy your day, Colinda

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Mina,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Miria said...

Omg, Mina, what a fab card! It's such a creative idea to put buttons in the shaker box and that little boy is so sweet!
I agree with you, inspiration comes in the most unexpected ways, you just see something and the idea comes into your mind! Have a nice day, Miria x

Amanda said...

Such a cute image to use on this card and love the sentiment ...too funny lol. Brilliant idea to use buttons as well they would make a lovely noisy card too. Hugs, Amanda x

heidy said...

Oh it's brilliant Mina,love it hun and my next theme is to make a card with some noise lol!!
XXX Heidy

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh Mina that is toooo cool - what a way to use your buttons - LOVE it!
xXx

May said...

What a fabulous idea to use buttons, you clever girl, Beautiful card.. Love it. Hugs May x x x

Kerttu said...

Wow! It's looking great. Fun idea to use buttons to get the shaker effect. Loving it.
hugs

Christine Harrop said...

Love the expression on the tot's face and love your card too.

Nena's Crafts said...

Wow what fabulous card Mina,great idea using the buttons for the shaker
Hugs Nena x

Squirrel x said...

As soon as I saw the words Mina and Shaker in the same paragraph on Pops blog I just had to come over - what a total cutie hun! Adorable image, perfectly inked, and great idea to use the buttons. Sxxx

My'scardcorner said...

Lovely card Mina and great idea to use buttons.
Myrax

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card. Love the idea of the buttons. The image is really cute.

Jane said...

WHat a lovely turn of phrase your MIL has! And you quite literally turned buttons from ones 'arse' into a fabulous card...brilliant idea. x

Adriana said...

A shaker card with buttons. Great idea! Never seen. Very nice card!

Jackie said...

Wall to wall grey, wild and wet is what we had yesterday and it looks set to be the same today, Still, the reservoirs need it!
Your card is so delightful Mina, love the scattered buttons :o)
Jackie xx

jo said...

Fab card, Mina, he looks like he's trying real hard on that potty.....!Those buttons look gorgeous, great idea to put them in a shaker card!
Hugs Jo x

Mad Moose said...

love it! so cute and it just keeps making me chuckle. fab x

✿LemonBella✿ said...

Dear Mina, this is such a lovely creation! I love the darling image and the cute buttons:) Greetings

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is just fabulous, love that you have chosen buttons wow hugs Pops x

Pink Dandelion said...

Good Morning, what a sweet card, love Mo's image and what a great idea to use all those buttons. Debs xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a fab shaker - i never thought of using buttons.It looks briliant
Lisax

Marianne said...

Love this one, with all the cute burrons. Really great first shakercard and I think it won't be your last :-) Hugs, Marianne MW

Carly said...

oh this is just too cute! What a fabulous and original idea for a shaker card!

Love it!

xoxox Carly

Gretha said...

Such a beautiful card with all the nice and coulered buttons.
Hugs Gretha

lyn clark said...

Its an absolutely stunning card and such a cute image x

tilly said...

a brilliant shaker card and fab blog hop
Have a good day whatever you do!
Tilly

Sue said...

Its such a cute card! thank you for sharing.

debby4000 said...

Oh brilliant Mina, love the buttons and the image is so cute.
luv
Debby

Dawn said...

what amazing colouring. Great card.

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Mina your card is so fab! Love the buttons in the shaker part very clever!! x

Christine L said...

OMG well my arse must be making buttons constantly! I'm always fidgeting but can never decide on things!!

Fab card Mina.... love those buttons in your shaker bit... and in answer, I don't know where my inspiration (WHAT inspiration??) comes from... I always struggle!!

Hugs
Christine x

Tammy said...

As always, super fantastic card! Love the buttons for shakers!

Maris said...

ohhh what a cutie this is love the use of the buttons as the shaker, great job Mina xx

Clarissa said...

This is a beautiful image and I love the use of buttons in the shaker section. x

Irene said...

Super cute crad and those buttons will shake for sure, fab idea Geordie-girl!!!!

Hugs, Irene

Eret said...

This is so fun card. So colorful and cheerful. Love it so much. Where do I get my inspiration? Right now... from you :) I'd like to start making tons of shaker cards with colorful buttons :) It looks so awesome!
Eret xx

Mary J said...

BRILLIANT! That is gorgeous Mina!

Jak Heath said...

cute as a button, or should that be buttons?

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. Nice done with the buttons. The digi is so sweet.

Hugs Astrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

Alyce said...

Mina this is great! Awesome idea with the buttons and I love the colourful element that they bring to the card :)

Carla S. said...

Delightful card, Mina! I love the papers you used and what a brilliant idea to use the buttons in the shaker! The image is adorable and wonderfully colored!

Kara Lynne said...

Such a clever play on the saying! Love all the buttons and the cute image.

Bonnie said...

This card is so cute, really like the idea of buttons in the shaker

christi said...

this is so cute. i love how you carried the button theme. i never thought of using them.

Craftie Annie said...

Hi Mina, your first shaker card, never! I can't believe it, its superb and such a different idea using buttons, a stroke of genius. Well done
Hugs Ann xxxx

Janette said...

What a brilliant idea Mina, will just have to use this one, love it, so beautiful, and never heard that expression before..lol..xx

Margaret said...

Oh wow! For a first time shaker card, you have made a beautiful card. I never thought of using buttons. Inspirational.

Karol L said...

What a cute card and I love the buttons. The paper you chose is fabulous.
Thank you for sharing
Karol

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Love your saying (I will have to remember it!) and love your card! It is so creative and wonderful! Beautifully done! I have put it in my favorites file. Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Lau W said...

Wouah !!! Such a nice idea for the buttons ! This is a wonderful shaker card, my god, love it !
xxx

rhodidodi said...

Great idea to use buttons for the shaker part! Lovely card!

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card and what a great idea to use buttons.

Hugs
Jayne
x

Nina said...

I've never made seen a shaker card with buttons but I think its a BRILLIANT idea!! This such a cute card and the image is colored beautifully!

Lee said...

Oh WOW Mina this is just fab i LOVE the buttons what a great idea for a shaker card.Well done you.Hope you are all well.Hugs xxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Mina your card is just adorable,what a cute baby,love your shaker card using buttons,bet you'll do more now.
What a saying,no heard that one,couldn't be repeated in the church where I work.lol
janex

jan farnworth said...

how stinking cute love it.

Renee said...

Wow, what a fabulous card...hard to believe it's your first shaker card! Great job!

Heidi Brawley said...

you did a Fabulous job on making this shaker card!!! Congrats!!!

Bernie said...

How cute is this!!!! Love the happy colors and that image is adroable. I do get a little nervous when you use buttons though, you do have a history. LOL
Weeks ago you asked we keep you in our prayers and would tell us why later. How's that going? Can you tell?
Hugs

Jane said...

Wow the cards on this hop are wonderful and yours really is quite stunning,I love the way you have used the buttons...fab!
Jane x

hellerlittle said...

OMG ... how sweety !!!
Love the way you made the shaker behind the image *great idea !!!
Hugs hellerlittle

Nina Macaulay said...

Such a sweet card Mina!!
Beautifully made, great idea using buttons in the shake bit!
You make so many lovley projects,
Thank you for being so inspiring :O)

Hugs Nina x

Nina Macaulay said...

I ment to ask you what paper you use to stamp on, it looks very smooth! I use Water colour paper and sometimes its a bit too bumpy, could you help me out?
I would be very grateful :O)

Regards Nina x

Nina Macaulay said...

(I also use distress inks, both refils and Tims markers)

Sinikka said...

You really should make more shaker cards. Cute that you used buttons.
it looks really lovely.
Hugs Sinikka

Debbie said...

Fantastic card Mina, must have a go myself as I've always meant to but never got around to it.Love the cute image,fab papers and as for the buttons - fab.As for where the inspiration comes from - it can be a sheet of paper, a stamp or image or the mood I'm in.Usually it happens by accident.Hugs Debbie x

Trisha said...

Fabulous, Mina. Your little image looks so realistic that I just want to cuddle him. Love your use of buttons for the shaker part. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Buttons said...

This has to be one of my favourite cards that you have ever created (and there have been some stunners). I love everything about it, you are so clever.
Hugs, Buttons x

coops said...

just fabulous mina.i love the fab shaker design and gorgeous image and colours :D

xx coops xx

Marie said...

Super creative shaker card. Love the image on the outside and the wonderfully colorful buttons.

Julie M said...

Wonderful card, Mina. I love the colours and that cute image, and I don't think I've ever seen buttons as the shaker bits before - what a great idea.

Julie xx

Natka said...

Wow Mina! It's a fantastic card!

Cally said...

What a beautiful image. Great card.

Cally

W.M. Cards and Crafts said...

Mina, another fabulous card. I love this image, he`s sooo cute and what a brilliant idea using the buttons for your shaker card. Hugs Val xxx

Julie said...

What a brilliant idea to use buttons Mina! Great colours and papers, and I love how the buttons are falling out side of the shaker panel!! Hugs, Juleixx

Jude said...

Hi Mina, this is absolutely gorgeous, I love everything about it! Well done on your first shaker card.

Hugs
Judex

CraftyLoops said...

Awwwwww I wish you could have got to the show today......I was there. And as Maddy (Izzwizz) was talking to you at the last one she could have recognised you and you may have been stuck with me bending your ear for half an hour, lol. Maybe it was just as well you didnt get, lol. Ack well, maybe next time. I came away with no money left and not a great deal to show for it.....but that may have had something to do with the fact that my sister seemed to have walked away with quite a bit!!! Am I feeding and financing her new crafting obsession? Maybe, lol. I had a great day today. I was looking round me at everyone wondering if I knew anyone from Blogland! I was so temped to shout out at one stage "IM CRAFTY LOOPS.....DOES ANYONE KNOW ME FROM BLOGLAND?", though my sister may have abandoned me if I did that, heehee. This card is gorgeous Mina, I love the idea of using buttons as the shaker ingredients. Look forward to your big news, Im intrigued! Lee x

Chrissy said...

Wonderful...I just love it.What an adorable image and think the buttons are fabulous..

Luv CHRISSYxx

ktfabian said...

This is just too sweet! I love the buttons - what a great idea!

Marjorie said...

Wow hun, this is gorgeous... what a stunning card..well done on your first shaker card you have done one fantastic job!! I haven't made one of these types of card yet..wouldn't know where to start!
Love this little image, his look says it all doesn't it lol!!!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Inge said...

What a beautiful card!
I like the buttons very much !

Jilli said...

Love the idea of using the buttons for a shaker card. Beautiful card, using one of my favourite images. Love the colours. Jillix

jules said...

wow Mina this is stunning to!!! great idea with the buttons!

ribenaruby said...

Absolutely delightful Mina, look at all those buttons..wow, wonderful work! Ruby x

Aartje said...

Wow I made a great bloghop, what a great idea the buttons in the shakercard. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs Aartje

Trimgym said...

Great card.

Jo.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovin all the buttons, Mina! Hugs, Lesley

sassy said...

not sure how i missed this but glad i popped in today for a mooch and wow have never seena ashaker with buttons what a superb idea to be honest the shakers with glitter and stuff never really floated my boat lol!!!! bt this is brillaint and a stnning image too love it hugs sassyx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word this is absolutely delightful, the image and card design is superb, thank you for joining our challenge at crafty sentiments this week.
hugs
Lorraine x

Mau xx said...

Hi Mina, Here I am again!! I left a comment on this card the other day and now can't see it???
I love it, I love the cute image and what a brilliant idea to use buttons for the shaker. I love your papers too, A super card xx
Hugs mau XX

Sharon said...

WOW this is just gorgeous Mina and I love the way you've used the buttons both inside and below the shaker box!

Gorgeous card :)

Sharon x

Andrea said...

Hi Mina - I've no idea how I missed this fabulous card - stupendous idea to use buttons in the shaker - I would love that noise! If only I had some cute little buttons, I could make one too. I keep meaning to pop into the charity shops to ask if they have any, but not had courage LOL!
Love, Andrea xx

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