Tuesday 24 June 2008

Challenge 20: Circles

Hi everyone! Thankyou for taking part in last week's challenge, It's time for a new challenge and the theme this week is 'Circles'. Crafters Companion has given the design team a set of Cute Companions stamps by Jayne Nestorenko and we all really loved using them.

It's up to you what you make for this weeks challenge. Perhaps a Card, Tag, ATC, Skinny, Scrapbook page, Fatbook Page (4x4) Gothic Arch, Moo Mini card, Skinny, Inchie or Altered art. Leave us a link to your blog so everyone can see what you make!

Congratulations to Bev
you have won last week's prize! Please email us your details and we will post you your prizes.

This week's Prize, supplied by Crafters Companion, is a selection of 4 Pour 'n' Store Glitters - in Jet Black, Sage Green, Silver & Gold. Everyone who takes part in this week's challenge by ( 10pm Monday 30th of June GMT) will be entered into a prize draw and 4 lucky persons names will be selected at random each winning one glitter each! We will announce the winners next week!

Thankyou for taking part!

Kate, Wendy, Lesley, Fifi, Becky & Jo


I covered my card in patterned paper that has circles on it and added another strip in different colours! I stamped the Mouse image and watercoloured him in with Marvy Le Plumes, and matted him onto the card. I stamped the greeting and matted that also, then added some green Primas with Copper Stickles for the centres.

I started by cutting two circles with the cricut. Then I stamped them both with images from Jayne Nestroenko. I then coloured the mouse in with watercolour pencils. The circles were then matted onto red DCWV paper. Some ribbon was added to the edge of the large circle, a paperclip and red acrylic circles added.


I got the instructions for the surprise pop up card here http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ee/index.php/resources/tutorials/surprise_pop_up_card/ and although I didn't follow them to the letter the basics of how it works is there. All the stamps used are from the Cute Companions range, which I stamped in black archival ink and coloured with prisma pencils, blended with sansodor. I highlighted some areas with clear glitter glue.

I needed to make a tag for a friends present and so put together this simple design. I cut out a circle in yellow, watercoloured my little mouse and added an eyelet with some gold ribbon. I finished off with some blue sequins.

This week I was sent these wonderful little Cute Companion Mouse and star stamps to make my card with. Funny because I already have the Cute Companion CD and the stamps are moving up my wish list! I have printed some backing paper from the CD and I have stamped the little mouse and stars on a circular topper. His little shirt and the stars are paper pieced and I have water coloured the rest of him. Embellished with blue gems, satin ribbon and stitched photo corners.

I stamped my little Cute Companions mouse stamp and paper pieced her dress. I stamped the little rose and placed it in the mouse's hands. I matted her onto a circle tag and chose some patterned paper with circles on. I added a few (!) embellishments and a Cute Companions Thank You sentiment.

A big thankyou to,
Pinksunshine, Sam, Sam21, Southern Fairy
Susie, Tanja, Tina
Wendy, Wheezie
Bev, Carolyn
Cathy, Claire, Cynthia
Den, Denise, Hilda, Isa
Kathleen, Lauren, Jane
Lelian, Malie, MardeMoomikan


Anonymous said...

Here is my entry. Thanks for looking.

Tina said...

Wonderful cards, ladies!

Here is my idea:



Cathy said...

Great designs everyone. Mine is on my blog.
Hope you like

Carolyn said...
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Carolyn said...

Beautiful DT cards

I've added my attempt to my blog at http://carolyndraper.blogspot.com

Please have a look.

Thanks again for a great challenge.


Sam said...

Have added my challenge card to my blog.

kathleen said...

Here is mine:

Anonymous said...

Here is my card

Denise said...

Those cute companion stamps look really great, here is my offering:-

Unknown said...

my entry is on my blog now it's called 'sugar nellie xmas card'

Wendy said...

Lovely cards from DT love those stamps.
Here is my entry.

Wheezie said...

Here is my entry. Thanks for taking a look

Bev said...

Oooh, never won anything before - I am made up, thanks so much!

Here's my 4 in 1 card

Lieve said...

Loveley DT cards.
Here is my entry.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

lovely samples

Here’s mine.

Hugs Jane x

Denise said...

Hi all- lovely designs - here's mine x

crafty creations said...

Great work from the DT

A little late this week but here it is


CraftyC said...

Nearly didn't make it! Have added my card to my blog!!


Lauren said...

Heres mine!

Lauren xx

Anonymous said...

Hello, I like really this challenge. Here is my card : http://agathe2502.canalblog.com/archives/2008/06/29/9747343.html. ISabelle

sam21ski said...

Here's mine


Sally said...

Heres my card, look forward to next weeks challenge.
Sally. x

Stampin'Piper said...

My Card is here, I love circles:



Rainbow Lady said...

Oh very last minute hope I made it. Thanks for looking
Love Cynthia x