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Monday 9 June 2014

Crafty Cardmakers and more challenge 117 - Going round in circles

Marie is hosting the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more today, and she has chosen 'Going Round in Circles' as her theme. So basically she would like to see Circular cards or at least one circle (of an obvious size please, buttons DO NOT COUNT) on your project 

I chose to make a rocker card this time.  I didn't have a large plain circle die, so I drew around the edge of one of my grand nestie dies and cut it by hand, overhanging the fold line by about 1/2 inch.  I distressed the edge using some distress ink to take the starkness off of it.

Then I die cut two circles of coordinating nitwit papers that I had got free in a magazine this month, and layered them onto my base card.  I used a tonic die to cut the plain centre circle, that I wrapped some white chiffon ribbon round.  I used foam pads to attach this circle to the centre of my card.  I used a die lite medallion die to cut out the filigree edge from some left over pink basill card, and stuck that in the centre of the plain circle, covering the ribbon.  Finally, I used a smaller tonic die to cut out the topper, which I had printed out from my Crafters Companion Barkley cd.  I finished it off with some AB gems, stuck at each corner of the filigree backer.

I used the same chiffon ribbon to make a bow, and using my hot glue gun, stuck that on the top of the patterned circle.  The last touch was the sentiment, which was an offcut from another dielite die, and was stamped using some Phill Martin sentiment stamps. 
We are sponsored by 

 with this fabulous prize

As a family business we're a friendly, helpful, bunch at Hobby Art.  All our stamps are designed by us and manufactured in Britain.
Look at the gallery on my blog -
jennymayes.com - for lots of card ideas using the Hobby Art range. 
We're pleased to sponsor the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge and look forward to seeing the entries.   Good luck everyone.  Jenny and all. X

and also by

With a $12 gift certificate

I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with like-minded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!

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