Thursday 18 July 2024

Interlocking Circle Peek-A-Boo Card

It's our daughter's birthday tomorrow and this is the card I've made for her. (I'm pretty sure she won't look at my blog before the morning. 😉)  I saw this fold on Debbie Mageed's blog HERE and this is my version.  I changed the measurements so that the card measures 5" x 7" when it's closed.  

The patterned paper is from The Range.  I covered the front of the card with the patterned paper and die cut a circle to create an aperture.  The butterfly was made with Memory Box 'Pippi Butterfly' and 'Isabella Butterfy' die cuts, layered on Memory Box 'Stitched Circle Layers' die cuts.  The sentiment is computer generated.

The die cut circles were attached to the inside of the card, lining them up with the aperture in the card front.

I used Memory Box 'Stitched  Rectangle Layers' dies to created a panel inside for the message.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

While I had the papers out, I decided t make a second card with the orange card and daisy patterned paper snippets left over.  
The daisy circle came from the card above when I die cut the aperture.  I layered it on a Memory Box scalloped circle die cut.  I looked through my snippets of embossed card and found this white strip which was just the right size to cover the top half of the card. I raised up the circle on foam pads to add some dimension. 

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

Saturday 13 July 2024

Allsorts Challenge ~ Circles

Lorraine has chosen the theme of 'Circles' for this week's Allsort Challenge.  For my DT card, I've used lots of circles cut in half.

The patterned papers are from The Works.  The thin strip of card across the middle is raised up on foam pads and tiny pearls added across for added interest.  The sentiment is a stamp from the Stampin' Up 'Humming Along' set, stamped with Versafine Clair 'Warm Breeze'. 

Prizes are from Highlight Crafts,  AALL and Create and Stampendous.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

Making this style of card leaves two lots of semi-circles left over, so I made a second card.

Saturday 6 July 2024

Allsorts Challenge ~ Romantic Occasions

This is my second post today.  Please scroll down to see my Crafty Calendar Challenge DT card.

It's my turn to introduce this week's Allsorts Challenge and I've chosen the theme of  'Romantic Occasions'.  I have already made several Golden Wedding Anniversary cards this year and still have a couple to make.  I can't believe that my hubby and I will be celebrating ours in September.  Where have the years gone!

I use this Marianne Design heart cross stitch die a lot for anniversary cards.  I die cut the heart shape into a Memory Box ' Stitched Circle Layers' die cut.  The stitching was done with crochet cotton. The mat is a  Memory Box 'Stitched Scalloped Circle' die cut.  I used a Creative Expression 'Heart Lattice' embossing folder for the raised part of the easel card and also on the base.  The sentiment was typed on the computer and I added two die cut hearts from the Sue Wilson 'Mr & Mrs' set. 

Please hop over to the Allsorts Challenge blog to see the beautiful creations the DT have made for inspiration.

I am joining in the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ Add a Sentiment

The July Crafty Calendar Challenge begins today with the theme 'Add a Sentiment'.  Our generous sponsor this month is SheepSki Design.

For my DT I used the SheepSki Designs 'Huddle' digi stamp, coloured with Promarkers.  I used a mistletoe embossing folder to frame the image.  It was a preloved one I bought which I think may be a Sheena Douglass folder.  I'm using the embossing folder for the first time, so I'll be sharing my card over in the NBUS Challenge.

The Crafty Calendar Challenge ends on 28th July, so please pop over to the challenge blog to see all the beautiful creations the DT have made for inspiration.

I am joining in the following challenges: