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Saturday, 24 October 2020

Checked circles and peonies

Hello, crafting friends!

It's the start of another weekend and I'm hoping for a calm, uneventful one, with plenty of time in the Craft Square Metre! I have a pretty floral birthday card to show you today.


To get this card started, I cut three circles in a card panel using three different sizes of circle punch. Then, laying it against the card base, I lightly traced around each circle with  a pencil as a guide and masked off the edge of each. Blue ink was sponged through Funky Fossil's Arched Window stencil on each circle to create a checked pattern.


Once the masks were removed, I gently removed the pencil with an eraser and glued the panel over the stencilling. The peonies are from Clearly Besotted's On Your Day, stamped, coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and fussy cut.


I layered my flowers over the circles, popping the top ones up with dimensionals. The birthday sentiment was made from WPlus9's Silver Bells and the word 'Birthday' from MFT's From Me To You and I finished the card with green sequins.

CHALLENGES
Circles is the theme at the Flower Challenge this month - and I couldn't miss their 4th birthday celebrations could I?! Congratulations ladies! I'm also joining in at Seize The Birthday, where the optional topping is Texture but I'm sticking with Anything Goes; and Allsorts where it's Celebration Time this week; and a last minute entry to We Love Chocolate Baroque where Anything Goes (thanks for suggesting Brenda!)

AND IN OTHER NEWS
The crafty reorganisation has gone well I think. My aim was to have everything to hand but, because it's in the living room, either hidden or arranged in a way that is pleasing to the eye. OH did notice it but his only comment was 'That's colourful!' so I'm taking that as a sign of approval!


Here's a photo. My beloved Spectrum Noir markers and Stampin' Up inks and card stock are out on display (with room to spare to expand my collections!) Stamp sets, embellishments and other colouring media hidden away in boxes and baskets. 

Hope you have some fun crafty time this weekend! Sending hugs, 

20 comments:

  1. A really super card, great design and colours.

    Kath x

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  2. Pretty colours Vicky - lovely layout and a really nice card! x

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  3. That's another lovely card. Very pretty indeed.

    Very neat and tidy CSM too.

    Hug x

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  4. A beautiful layout and colour combo the peonies look wonderful against the stencilled circles

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  5. I absolutely love this design Vicky and a perfect choice of contrasting colours to draw the eye.

    Looks like the reorganisations is going well.

    B x

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  6. Ooops.....and thank you for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  7. Me again Vicky, can I persuade you to share your beautiful card with us at https://www.welovechocolatebaroque.uk/?

    B x

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  8. Stunning card Vicky, love the stencil in the circles, ingenious thinking. As for your crafty space, I wish mine was as tidy! Great job.
    Faith x

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  9. Wow can you tidy mine please ?😁 love the flowery circles card, so pretty xxx

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  10. A very pretty card with the plaid circles and happy flowers, Vicky! Love your organized and very neat and colorful shelves!

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  11. Loving the unique background for this card! Thanks for sharing your crafting corner - wonderfully organized and arranged.
    Judy

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  12. Gorgeous colors and card design Vicky. Your craft space is wonderful.

    Hugs Diane

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  13. Just love this card, so pretty with the colours and fab design. Your re-org looks great. Do you watch the Home Edit on Netflix? Main takeaway is organise by the rainbow and it is actually a great idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts and We Love Chocolate Baroque challenges.

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  14. Really loving this design and such great colors!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  15. Thanks so much for linking up at WLCD Vicky, I really love this design, one I might need to case one day.

    B x

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  16. Terrific card ~ What a beautiful organized display of crafting delights! Enjoy your newly tidied space :)

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  17. Beautiful card Vicky! Love the checked design on your turquoise background circles and so pretty with the lovely pink flowers. Thanks for joining us at The Flower Challenge! xx Great work with your reorganization!

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  18. Coming by to give your a proper comment! This is wonderful Vicky! It really caught my attention over at IG! Way to inspire me this morning! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  19. Beautiful card, love the soft colours you’ve used. Thanks for joining us this month at The Flower Challenge, hope to see you next month too. Cara DT x

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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