Sunday 14 June 2015

Round and Round

Well t has been a very wet weekend. However, I did get out in the garden yesterday, and down on the allotment this morning too! It was actually quite nice being out n the rain without the wind that has been so frequent recently - and even Arthur bunny enjoyed himself (with mummy watching very closely to ensure her lettuce plants did not meet their end at his enquiring mouth!).

I planted my sweetcorn out this morning as it was starting to get over-long, and so late in the season if I don't put it out I may not get anything from it. It has just been difficult trying to decide when to plant things out as the temperatures are still fluctuating quite a bit for the time of year. Fingers crossed they will be fine now they have been planted out!

So today I have made two round cards, as I saw the idea in an old magazine. The first is a One Layer card and will be entered into a small number of challenges, as required by the challenge rules. The second is a more layered card, which followed the sketch for the card I saw in the magazine quite closely, and this will be entered into a second, completely separate set of challenges.

One Layer Home Sweet Home card
A circle card blank was cut from watercolour card, and embossed using the free embossing folder from Simply Cards and Papercraft 135. Tim Holtz distress ink was then rubbed over the leafy area to create a distressed effect. The image is a Heart and Home, Create It wooden mounted stamp which I coloured using a Pretty Colour orange ink stick, dabbing it on to continue the distressed/vintage feel to the card.
This card is being entered into the following 4 challenges only:
OLS #17 Round and Round (two circles being the card itself and the area into which the image was stamped)
Fussy and Fancy #141 Distressed
Crafty Catz #283 CAS
simply less is moore #228 OLC Home

The second card I created today is this New Baby Card:
So as you can see it has the same basic idea, but this one has layers! I again used Watercolour paper for the base card, but cut a scalloped circle using X-cut nesting dies. I then went through my papers to find some geometric designs in the colours I wanted (you will understand why shortly). The base circle was cut from a paper pack I got a few years back with a Papercraft Essentials magazine, using a Nellie's die. The pink paper came from a Sweet Things paper stack, again free with a papercraft essentials magazine, and the green is from the We R memory keepers Chalkboard paper stack. I used a free nesting tag die on these two papers and layered them together to the right side of the card. I then layered a foiled 'New Baby' sentiment over the top. To finish I added a gingham yellow bow, and a die-cut button from the thick green card, which was placed just inside the card fold as a counter balance to enable the card to stand upright.

This card was inspired by the following challenges:
TPE302 -  using the geometric patterns as inspiration
glitternsparkle 141 Include a die-cut
Artistic Inspirations #133 Layers
sketchy colours #250 Pink, Green and Yellow
crafting by designs - Anything Goes

And now, thank you all for looking at my creations - time to go and get everything ready for work tomorrow.

Hugz Tinz


  1. Looks like you had fun making these cards!
    Thanks so much for joining us!
    Less is More

  2. Wonderful card!
    Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors and
    good luck!
    SMiles from Kari :)

  3. Love the idea of using a round card - the shading on the embossing is a technique that I need to try out - it looks really neat! So glad you joined us at OLS!

  4. Two super round cards, what fun designs!
    Thank you very much for joining us.
    Less is More

  5. Very nice design and love the embossing, so pretty...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  6. So pretty love the shape Thanks for playing Crating by Designs Challenge good Luck love and hugs Carole x DT

  7. Elegant and classy circle cards and a fun take on our home challenge
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  8. Great circular cards and you've created so much texture on your one layer home card. Loving Arthur bunny!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  9. Lovely Card, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations, Louise DT x


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