Friday, 1 July 2016

Going round in circles for my July Country View Challenge DT inspiration

Hello and welcome to July which must mean that it's time for my next DT post for Country View Challenges.  June was far from flaming but the rain and sunshine we had means that my garden is full of flowers and looking lush.

This month we have been asked to "have fun with circles" by the lovely Hazel who is hosting the challenge.
As you well know there is a "cute" girl inside my mixed media shell so I decided for this month's DT posts I would let my cute side out to play for a change. I decided to make new baby cards using as many circles as I could. I will share the boy's one today and the girl's one for my mid month inspiration post which is on 7th July.

After years of hankering after one I finally found myself the Penny Black baby hammock  stamp.

I stamped it and coloured it using my Promarkers. I  love colouring images but they do take some time. These are never cards in a hurry.  I highlighted it with my Prismacolour pencils and cut it out using a circular die.

I wanted to use as many circles as I could when creating my card so here goes and if you see any more let me know ;0)

1. I used a circle die to cut out my image
2. I used a circle scallop for the border.

3. I used circular jump rings to attach a dummy charm which had a circular loop!

4. I chose 2 papers from my stash both of which feature lots of circles.... and even circles within circles.
5. I used circular pearls and gems as embellies.

Phew.....I really had fun with circles...and here is my finished card.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;

Simon says stamp Work it Wednesdays wafer thin dies my circle dies are both wafer thin Spellbinders.
Deep Ocean colours of summer
Moving along with the times new baby
Everybody Art male
Crafting from the heart anything goes
Simon Says stamp Wednesday anything goes
As you like it favourite markers and why mine are Promarkers. they are where I started with colouring over 5 years ago and I still love the way they blend. I have lots!
Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper challenge anything goes July

I hope you will try to join us over at Country view for our new "have fun with circles " challenge. It runs until 31st July and you can enter using any craft and any style. There is no limit to the number of entries nor the number of other challenges you also enter. kind of challenge ;0) You can find the link to it here

Thanks for visiting and for the kind comments you take the time to leave.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Great card and so many circles involved in making it. Love your garden photos everything looks beautiful and yes hopefully we will see some summer sun now. Enjoy your weekend xxx

  2. A beautiful card - I do like your cute PB stamp and the l love the coordinating papers that you've used. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Kath x

  3. Very cute card with a perfectly coloured stamped image! Have a nice weekend, Jane!

  4. As you say Jane, nice to do cute for a change. You have done a great job! Love the embellishment! Xx

  5. Beautiful colouring of that cute image and then a lovely card.

  6. Oh my, this is so sweet Jane!
    As always, your attention to details is fabulous!

  7. That's such an adorable stamp - I can see why you coveted it for so long. A really sweet card, making the most of the lovely circular image. Sorry to have missed so much again lately. I've got a couple of weeks coming up soon where I hope to do some proper catching up.
    Alison x

  8. I think I'm due a cute attack too! A lovely image for a baby, and a beautiful card.

  9. Supercute jane ... really lovely! Hugs rachel x

  10. Your garden looks so beautiful and inviting. I love your is so cute with the little hedgehog. Wonderfully done

  11. Awe that is gorgeous Jane and yes so many circles, however you did miss the centre of the how did you miss the daisies Jane!!! ;)
    Happy weekend my friend,
    V x

  12. That is the cutest design.. the spines of the little hedgehog sticking through the hammock.. just adorable. God job! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  13. Such a sweet all the circles and the cute image! Happy weekend Jane!
    Helen xox

  14. This is just adorable Jane! That image is just toooooo sweet! Wouldn't it be amazing if life were really like hedgehogs sleeping in a hammock with their teddy bears!! Beautiful colours and love that little charm! happy weekend :)

  15. It´s an amazing card with loads of circles (unbelievable, how many can be found nearly everywhere!). The whimsical stamp is so lovely!
    Oh, a word to your pretty garden: wonderful flowers, if it wouldn´t be so far, I´d like to take a cup of coffee with you there ;)
    xx Evelyn

  16. Sa-weet! Love your image and creative use of so many circles! I see two more circle son the tiny baby rattle, and the daisy centers are circular. The hammock and what it's hanging from form a circle! So many circles! Love the garden shots! So pretty! Hugs!

  17. This is so cute, thanks for joining us at MAWTT
    Lovely pics of your garden too, xxxx

  18. hello jane! this ian adorable card! luv your colors and coloring! stop by my blog and comment for a chance to win one of the weekly giveaways I am having this month for my birthday! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  19. What a beautiful card Jane. Love all the detail. xxx

  20. Your garden looks fantastic and so does your card !
    Corrie x

  21. A beautiful card. A lovely image with a great choice of papers. I love the embellishments too. Thank you for sharing at MAWTT. Beckie x

  22. Oh so sweet and beautifully composed with both layout and colour! xx

  23. If you think you are going around in circles you should be here in my house! My daughter and her 4 kids are here plus one more teenager. So all in all I have 3 teenagers - one almost teenager and an eight year old.
    Your circles look might good to me - this one is so very cute. So well done - love your embellishments!
    sandy xx

  24. Lovely card, Jane. I love the papers/colours and your colouring. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma


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