Monday, 10 January 2011

Circles and flowers ....

... that's my take on this week's challenge at Clean & Simple.  I really like this sketch, FTL122, and I kept pretty much to the layout too!




I decided to do something bright and cheerful - I've had quite enough of the cold and grey!  I used the lovely, and extremely versatile, Circle Circus from Stampin' Up!  I've used some elements of this set before, but I decided that I'd make my own backing paper with the set.  I went for shades of red and purple, with a dash of green for fun!!  I used my largest Woodware punch for the squares and mounted them onto a piece of red card.  The border was created using one of my (many!) Martha Stewart punches.  Finally, I used my Waltzingmouse stamps for a greeting and a flower accent.  Really delighted how well this turned out!!



Stamps:  Stampin' Up! - Circle Circus;  Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit - Boy, Rescue Remedies Additions
Inks: Memento - Rose Bud, Lady Bug, Grape Jelly, Sweet Plum, Lilac Posies, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink, Pear Tart, Tuxedo Black; Versafine - Onyx Black
Promarkers:  Baby Pink, Poppy, Mandarin

I've also been working on a card for our son Ben - but you'll have to wait until later this week to see that card - Ben is a follower of mine and I don't want him to see it before he gets it!!  I've done a bit more tidying in my craft room too - I keep finding stuff I didn't know I had!!!  That's all for now - will be back later.


6 comments:

  1. Hi Deborah, turned out just beautiful, love that you made your own background and the flowers are gorgeous!! Great job and good luck on your challenge:)
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  2. Beautiful card, love your background :o)
    Jackie xx

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous Deborah! Love the Circle Circus background and it looks great in these soft colours.

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  4. Very pretty card, makes me think of spring!

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  5. Love your card, the background is so pretty!

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  6. This is so totally CA-UTE! Love the colors, too!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and check out my creations. I'd love to hear from you. Deborah x

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