Sunday 17 July 2011

More Circles!

Well, as I mentioned last night, I spent the evening making this card – just one card!!! Like my card yesterday, this card also morphed several times before I was “happy” with it.  I’ll let you be the judge as to whether it works or not!


I’ve used lots of my Stampin’ Up stash to make this!  Firstly I cut a circle from Marina Mist and rolled some Funky Trees across the middle in Old Olive.  I then added some DSP stripey Old Olive paper to the bottom half of the circle and matted the whole thing on to a bigger circle embossed using Perfect Polka Dots.  On a separate piece of card I rolled some houses using the jumbo Neighborhood wheel, coloured it in and cut it out.  I then 3d’d this on to the front of the circle.  I finished it with a Cherry Cobbler scalloped trim and embellished with little flowers to follow the challenge sketch over on Mojo Monday this fortnight. 

So what took me all night?  Well, I tried masking and inking the sky….didn’t like it!  I tried paper piecing the roof of the house….it looked messy!  The rolling took a while to get right….I really need to invest in the Stampin’ Up roller guide!  And finally…I was watching the Sky Premiere ‘Devil’ while doing this!!  Had to keep stopping and rewinding it to see what I had missed!! LOL!

Got there in the end though. I’m entering this in the following challenges:

Mojo Monday Challenge {Sketch}

Less is More {Circles}

Cute Card Thursday {Going Round in Circles}

Thanks for looking



  1. Lots of lovely circles combine to make such a welcoming card - it's sure to be well received


  2. I really like it Tara
    I struggle with new home cards! I love the row of trees, then the house matted over them
    Super job!
    Thank you
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  3. lovely card, love the trees in the background and the flowers on the ribbon x

  4. I love this one!
    It works perfectly!
    Thanks so much once more.
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  5. great card, love how the back circle of offset from the second.
    Kelly xx

  6. Oh YES!!! This is wonderful! Love everything about it!

  7. A lovely card and you have created a gorgeous little scene, perfect.


  8. I see you got to make the new home card at last! Love how you used trendy trees, I have not managed to use the set except for backgrounds so far! Those flowers are gorgeous too.

  9. Love this card. Great layout. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog.
    Fiona x

  10. Great design, love the trees. Carol x

  11. Gorgeous card! Will email you later re the comment you left on my blog about partial embossing
    Margaret x

  12. Worth all the effort. I need to do a new home card and you've given me some ideas, thanks. x

  13. Hi There Linda, I love your card, gorgeous colours and balance, cute but not sickly, as I said, Love it, :0) Gay xxx

  14. so fab and funky!! Love it!! Hugs Juls


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