Saturday 6 November 2021

The Circles that you find

Hello, crafting friends!

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS and Sue has chosen a code word that really got me inspired so I hope it'll do the same for you!

Some stitched dies from Waffleflower were my starting point. I cut some overlapping circles in a card panel, inlaying the smaller one. I wanted a third circle, so used a little circle punch to cut out a 2021 I found in a magazine, mounting it onto another circle cut out of red card.

Positioning the card panel onto a card base, I traced round the inside of the large circle with a soft pencil. I used this as a guide for stamping on the card base. I sponged some neutral ink over the area, then stamped a fir branch and berries from Budding Beauties Winter from the Greetery. Finally, I assembled my elements - attached the card panel to the card front, positioned a die cut sentiment and the 2021 below it and finished with a single enamel dot.

So, now it's your turn and I can't wait to see how you interpret the word 'Circles'. There's amazing inspiration at the Addicted to CAS challenge site as always, and you'll find the Linky Tool there so that you can share your own creation with us. Remember to keep your creation nice and clean and simple won't you, and above all have fun!

I'm linking this card up at Watercooler Wednesday where Tristan is hosting the All Occasions challenge; and also Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge where Anything Goes with optional Make a Scene.

Do you ever get triggered to remember a song? The code word for today's challenge made me think of a sentence 'the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind' which, when I looked it up, turned out to be from a great song that I hadn't heard for a very, very long time! One of the things I like to do is to look songs up on YouTube and then play all the versions I can find. Here, for your listening pleasure is a version by the sublime Dusty Springfield whose voice was just so distinctive. Anyone remember this?

Sending hugs,


  1. A beautiful layout and stamped image Vicky the red sentiment pops against the white

  2. Love the design of this one Vicky, something very pleasing on the eye with circles. Might need to borrow the design sometime.

    B x

  3. WOW - that is such a well designed card Vicky. Absolutely superb. Love everything about it!
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Beautiful Christmas card, Vicky! I love how you placed the fir branch and berries and that you chose bold red for your sentiment and date...clever design!
    I remember this song and Dusty Springfield...she has such a lovely voice :)

  5. Vicky, I followed the link from Barb Ghig's post - so happy I did! LOve your tripled circles, and have fallen in love with your Winter berries! I have a thing for berries - love that you've colored them blue!
    Off to listen to Dusty - oh yes, I do remember it well! xx

  6. love your stamped circle, beautifully placed and coloured ♥

  7. Another inspiring design Vicky, love the overlapped and inlaid circles, and that’s a very pretty branch, lovely details xxx

  8. I find it fascinating how you used and arranged the circles and I love the design of the branch. An all-round very successful card.

  9. What a fabulous well balanced card! That fern is so striking against the white too :)

  10. A beautiful branch and berries, Vicky! Love your clever layout of circles!

  11. Hi Vicky this is so beautiful I love how you have detailed your technique with the circles and the stamp you have used is absolutely gorgeous, a truly wonderful CAS creation, Vicky I also want to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog I really appreciate it
    lorraine x

  12. A beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

  13. Such a beautifully designed card & I love your stamping, Vicky!

  14. Very interesting design, love the inlaid circle and the great Merry Christmas die. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

  15. Awesome design Vicky. A great way to create a focal point. Thanks for joining us at the WWC. Tristan DT.

  16. Amazing card Vicky!! Love the double circle design and those berries are gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with the HLS Christmas challenge!

  17. Hello, Vicky and Eva! This is a truly unique card layout. I love what you did with your overlapping circles - and they're not really the focal point! Your card has the feeling of an old-fashioned Christmas card but still contemporary! xoxo, Fran


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