Monday, 25 May 2015

Circles and Squares

It's almost the end of the month folks, May has all but been and gone, the garden is brightening up and the grass is growing like mad!  Things are going to plan in Aberdeen, Colin's flat is looking good but as with any property, there are always things to do!

Anyway, back to today, and Wynn's challenge over at OohLaLa.  This time we are looking for

Circles and Squares

So get your thinking caps on.  Be that a paper pattern, an image or dies, as long as we see both, you meet the challenge.

For my card, I went with a square base and circle decoupage.  This was a first for me and I must confess I did find it tricky lining up the dies on the image.  Any tips on this process would be much appreciated as several circles had to be binned cause they had either a white rim or when stacked my circle pyramid was wonky!!!

Who said DT members knew what they were doing???

Anyway, here is my card, it uses a lovely image off the Shaun Jenkins CD called Birdhouse.

A Gem of a Challenge - Flowers
Allsorts - Happy Birthday
Crafty Calender - Things with wings - Blue tit
Wags n Whiskers - Lots of Layers


Sarah said...

Your circles look pretty damned perfect to me!! That is such a gorgeous image and the scalloped mat looks fabulous xx

Deborah Artliff said...

Hi Janice what a great card I love this image and your design is wonderful. I have used this image too. I think this cd is one of the best.
Debs xx
{Debs Cards}

Carole said...

Such a sweet image Janice, and layered up to perfection!
Hugs Carole x

brenda said...

Such a beautifully elegant creation Janice, don't see pyramage that often which is a shame as it really makes a super card.

Thanks so much for joining our birthday celebrations at Allsorts, good luck with the big prize draw and don't forget the DT have more prizes on their own blogs.

B x

Lynsey said...

This is such a pretty card! Thanks for joining in with a Gem of a Challenge this time!
Hugs Lynsey x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Wags N Whiskers, good luck!!! Amy DT

Wynn Walton said...

Well I think you nailed the decoupage.....not easy I know. I always have to stand up and view it from the top....if you know what I mean lol x It's a very pretty card and great use of a circle and square. Wynn xx

cotnob said...

A pretty card Janice, you chose a beautiful image - perfect for the challenge theme.
I always hand cut my circles - the dies never seem to be the right size, If I do use dies I usually cut them out of scrap paper and use the holes to line them up (I think that makes sense).

Jo Channon said...

A lovely design and perfect for the Challenge this week. Thankyou for joining in with the Birthday celebrations Jo x

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Janice, hope all is well with you and sorry for not visiting recently - my crafting is taking a back seat while l am outdoors as much as possible.
Thanks for sharing at Allsorts 'Happy Birthday' Challenge and good luck x Susan x

Beverley said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining in our "Things With Wings" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Bev x

cotnob said...

Hi Janice, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.
I'm having a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to take a look -