Thursday, November 5, 2015


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Being a brand new month it is time to introduce our new challenge hostess, which this time around is ME!

According to the Holiday Insight website, the 2nd November was Look for Circles Day. So for our challenge this week we are to create a card featuring circles …. How many can you include on your card??

Earlier in the year I purchased Simon Says Stamp's Mod Circle Frame die which I figured was perfect for this challenge. I used a variety of teal/aqua colored cardstock to die cut the frame 4 times and one in white. I used the white piece for the frame which I adhered to the front of my card and then inlaid the varies pieces from the other 4 pieces of teal/aqua card.

Once I had finished adding all the circle pieces I then decorated the card with a couple of owls and a sentiment.

If you follow my blog, by now you know I love creating pop up cards. I used the Happy Birthday Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I cut the base of my card from white card and die cut the 'Happy Birthday Pop Up' I then temporarily laid down one of the outline frames from the mod circles frame die onto the base of my card (I made sure to remove some of the sticky from this piece first by adhering it to my clothing first) and then I filled in the circles using the leftover circles I had from doing the front of my card. Once I had done the base of my card I then removed the frame portion and laid this on the top panel and repeating these steps until I had circles all over the inside of the card. A little bit of extra work, but I do like the effect it made.

I then decorated the inside with another couple of owls and a sentiment. For the die cut Happy Birthday and stars I selected colors I used for the background of my card.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Amber Hillman
Anne Harmon
Joanne Grzelak
Liz Williams
Lois Bak
Lynn McAuley
Maryann Einam
Sabrina Friel
Vicky Gould

Stamps: I Heart You - Penny Black; Best Birthday - Clearly Besotted; Birthday Wish -  Stampendous
Paper: Aqua; Teal; Dark Teal
Dies: Happy Birthday Pop Up Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Mod Circle Frame - Simon Says Stamp; Fishtail Flags Stax - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape 152mm; Pearls; Foam Tape; Copics


Ironlady said...

Wow Frances, look at all those circles, they are so pretty in shades of blue. You have certainly aced your own challenge today.

Vicky Gould said...

Neat, neat, neat card! Love colors and cute owls!

Joanne (jojot) said...

love that die cut and your choices in the colors.....eye catching

Lynn McAuley said...

What remarkable cutting and piecing on this remarkable design, Frances!! Such awesome craftsmanship!! I love the background you have created with your circles for these adorable owls!!

Karen Aicken said...

Wow - this is great. When I saw the thumbnail I thought "What great patterned paper". Then I clicked on your blog and I see that you paper pieced a circle die. Wow!! So cool.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a great die that is, Frances, and the colors in it are awesome~!

Lois said...

This is great, Frances! I thought that was patterned paper until I read your description. What a fun die!!!

Liz Williams said...

Frances, your cards are always amazing and so well thought out and planned. Love the designs on this card and pretty color combo too.

Sabrina said...

This was a fun challenge - thank you! Great inlay work, and I love the cute owls.