Monday, April 2, 2012

Going Round in Circles

Welcome my blog friends - it is good to be back here!!

The title of this post is a pun, as health-wise I still feel as though I am chasing my tail - I am on my third lot of antibiotics and am still coughing and spluttering - at least the fevers have subsided.  Thank you all for your well wishes.

The cards I am showcasing today are circular, hence the title.

The bird on this card is from the Layers of Color retired set Dotted Delights, and the sentiment is also from a retired LOC set, Happy Wishes.

These were stamped using Tsukineko inks, the card base cut using the largest Lacy Circle Spellbinders die, and the background sponged before removing the die.

There were some rhinestones added on the dots on the images and under the sentiment.

I threaded some iridescent ribbon through the edge and finished it with a bow.  It does not show well here as there was no sunshine when I took the photographs.  When the light hits it IRL, it is really colourful as it picks up the colours near it.  The back of the card is a slightly smaller circle that the outer one, and is attached with a fold at the top.

The next card is also circular

Again I have used the LOC retired Happy Wishes set for the sentiment, and the butterfly is from the retired Joyful Noise set.

This time I cut a larger circle for the back, and trimmed it around the edging and added Kindy glitz in the cut-outs. The background was sponged while the   card was still in the die.  

The butterfly was stamped over some card I had sponged to get the colour I wanted, and was fussy cut.  I added rhinestones and kindyglitz for some more sparkle.

I am linking this to:

Thank you for visiting - may your day be blessed


Sally H said...

A fabulous pair of cards! Thanks for joining in the Birthday celebrations at Sir stampalot and Good Luck!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - it is lovely to see your cards! Love the images and the Dies you have used - they look fabulous!! Gorgeous work my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Kary said...

These cards are gorgeous, Maxine!! I love both of them. The blings and sparkle you added really make the card special.
Hoping you feel better soon. Take good care! {hugs}

Francesca said...

Absolutely brilliant card
Thanks for joining us for our birthday celebrations over at
Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck !


pinky said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks for celebrating with us at Stampalot this month.

Poppet said...

Gorgeous cards Maxine, I love the colour combo of the top one and the bling dots and the butterfly looks wonderful with the glitter and bling.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Poppet said...

Sorry forgot to add I'm from Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

AuroraDawn said...

Maxine, hope you get well soon :O)

Your cards are beautiful! Fabulous designs, the shading really set them off. Just stunning!!

Thank you for joining our 'Its all about Spring' challenge at That Craft Place. Please come back and join us again soon :O)

Inky Hugs


Unknown said...

Hi Maxine, beautiful creations! Sorry to hear you've been unwell. Hope you'll be back to full health very soon. Luv & God bless, Trish x

Bridget Larsen said...

Third lot of Antibiotics? Thats not good, after the second lot my doctor would send me for tests. Keep well and hope you get better

Rina said...

So soft and feminine... great stamping!

Thanks for joining in at

DT Coordintor,

Shelly Schmidt said...

Maxine- I love the bird image and all of the fun details to your round card- love the fiber through the edges...and love love the butterfly! Glad you are feeling a little better- get better so you can enjoy that baby!!!

brenda said...

Your card is just lovely Maxine.

Thanks so much for joining in our Birthday celebrations at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck with all the prize draws.

B x

Grace said...

Hi Maxine! Oh so sorry to hear you've had the bad bug too! Praying you kick it quickly now!!! Love your round cards!!! Love all the glitter! So pretty! Feel better soon!!!

Sassy Scrapper said...

Hi Maxine, Well wishes are being sent your way for a quick recovery. Poor dear.
Your cards are gorgeous love the butterflies and lovely sentiment.
Hugs Bonnie

febe said...

Stunning set of cards. :)

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Carolyn King said...

lovely circle cards. love them both. Hope you are on the mend... :)

Amy Johnson said...

Such pretty cards! Love all the sparkle!

Becky said...

These are just fabulous..Gorgeous colors and love the bling you used on my butterfly.

marsha said...

Maxine, so sorry to hear you've been so ill, praying you are on the road to recovery now. I love all these gorgeous creations, the coloring and sponging are just beautiful! Hoping you have a blessed Easter.

Ruth said...

Really pretty cards - thanks for joining the blog hop at Sir Stampalot, Ruth

Unknown said...

Absolutley beautiful circle cards Maxine. I love all the glitz. I hope you are feeling lots better very soon. Sending you hugs.
Alicia xx

Jenny said...

What lovely glittery girly cards. Fabbo! Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionista Challenges. Jenny x

Karen Letchworth said...

Just SO GORGEOUS, my friend. I really hope you will consider linking up at:
You really did an amazing job on this one, and we'd be so happy to have you join our challenge.
Have a great week and a blessed Easter.
Blessings to you and yours,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Unknown said...

Great minds think alike. We have both been making circle shaped cards.

I love the Lacy Circle Spellbinders die that you have used here. Both cards look amazing. I think my favourite is the one with the bird.

Thank you for regularly and faithfully visiting my blog and for leaving comments. I really do appreicate it.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

These are gorgeous Maxine! Love the bling!
Hope you are feeling better!


cebelica said...

What a lovely card. Thank you for joining our Fashionista challenge! Hugs! xx