Sundays with Crissy ~ Buttons & Bows


Happy Sunday!   Hope you are all having a wonderful Fall weekend.   It’s my turn to post for our Sundays With Crissy challenge blog – Yay!    We have a super fun challenge for those of you who love girlie-girl cardz ~ BUTTON & BOWS.

I’ve colored this sooooooooo adorable Snuzzle Love cutie illustrated by Crissy Armstrong for Wags ‘n Whiskers ~ can you tell I just love her?!    But I promise not to go on and on about how much she reminds me of my granddaughter! 



Lots of buttons, and actually a few bows – if you look very closely, I added some real TEENY TINY bows to the bunny’s outfit and the hair braid.  Yes, I do love bows!   

I’m also in love with this paper from Cosmo Cricket!   Being that I’m a total purple addict, it’s perfect for me!!   You would not believe how many coordinating papers in this color scheme are in this collection called Pixie-Licious ~ I was in heaven!    And, speaking of being happy – I found this scrap piece of ribbon in my stash from a card I had made AGES ago and it matched the DP perfectly!!    Yes, it’s the little things.    🙂

I decided to do an easel card, which is always my favorite for special cardz.   One tip that I learned from my inspiration go-to card designer, Rachel Jakes, is to add a little DP to the inside of the easel fold.   It’s such a simple little addition, but seems to really add a lot to the whole card, IMO!    Here’s a quick photo to show you what I’m talking about . . .



The gorgeous button flowers, which are already sewn and edged are from Sassafrass and come in a pack of 7 ~ a perfect number for my card!  



And last, but definitely not least, I HAD to share with you where the sentiment is from!   The dear, sweet, wonderful and SUPER talented buddy, Jami Bova has created a complete sheet of these very cool and popular digi Ticket Sentiments.  

They’re really awesome, but the best part is she is offering them for FREE!   How cool is that!    Here’s where you can find them on Jami’s blog.    Thank you Jami!



Phew!   Sorry about the length of this post today!   I hope you will join us for this FUN challenge.   All the details and information on our prize can be found in Crissy’s original post HERE.   But hurry … the deadline to enter is midnight on October 31st! 

Thanks for visiting today!




  1. This is so pretty..

  2. Those mini bows are so precious, Mary, and perfect for the challenge! Gorgeous coloring, too — I’ll definitely refer back to you for hair coloring inspiration!!

  3. How in the world did you tie bows that tiny??? Your card makes me smile – what happy colors! The DP’s are all perfect, as is your coloring, as usual! And how much fun that she looks like one of your grandkids!!! Makes this card even more special! I will definitely be adding DP to the inside back corner – what a difference that makes! Another beauty, my friend!

  4. This is just so lovely!

  5. HI Mary,
    I love the way you embrace the bright coloured paper and go with it!!!
    What a sweet image and she is coloured most beautifully – as always. You are finding lots of images that look like your granddaughter’s these days – lucky you!
    I have no idea where you found ribbon small enough to make those tiny tiny bows but you are always surprising me in some way or another!
    Great Card!
    Big Hugs, Candy

  6. Hi ya hun
    wow what a beautiful card, awesome colouring, luv the papers & embelies, fab stitching, stunning card hun, sue,x

  7. Mary what can I say…. OMG just cherry on the top!
    Wonderful happy card!

  8. BOBBI ISERI says:

    Cutest card and I love the colors. I’m with you on Lavender and purples, love those colors. You did such an awesome creation..Beautiful coloring.


  9. This is adorable! I can’t believe how perfectly that ribbon matches the paper! WOW, and your coloring is beautiful as always. I love the dimension you give to all your images! Love the buttons and flowers on this too. Thanks for the shout out on the tickets – you are the bestest! Love ya!!

  10. Wow, on the entire card. I can see why you love those papers, they are just delish. and it’s amazing how that extra piece of paper inside the fold adds so much, I love it!!!

  11. Stunningly coloured, as always you Copic master you!!! Gorgeous colour choices too. I love the 3D effect. And those teeny tiny bows!! So cute!! The sketch is great and I love the button centers on the flowers. The lacy frame around the image is gorgeous too. Such a sweet card made by a sweet gal!

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