Sunday, October 01, 2017

Make It Round

It is my turn to set the theme for the next Christmas Card Club  challenge and I have chosen
Make It Round so lots of scope to think outside the box for this one.

I had a rootle round in my used christmas card stash and found this card front that had a nice circle design. I first cut the circle out leaving the card front intact. Using blue card stock I made a base card up and carefully adhered the circle to the front of the card. I had some pieces of snowy acetate in my stash so used a bit to adhere to the back of the hole in the card and then used 3d pads to then stick this over the circle already attached. The snowflakes were purchased die cuts which came in a huge packet of assorted shapes, colours and sizes. I used a finger dauber to add some blue colour to some of the white ones and then layered a few together and blinged them up with blue crystal gems and silver glitter glue.


You can just about see the 3D effect.

My next card uses freebie paper from Making Cards Dec 2015 called ' Traditional Christmas' by Hunkydory. I had another rootle around in my stash and found this Circle Swing Base Card and decided to use the paper along with some red card stock to cover all the sides of the card. Bad mistake as it took for ever and a day to to cut and piece it together . It  looks good now its finished but a quick job it wasn't! Do I ever  learn. 


There was one sheet with the large design on it and then another sheet had smaller designs set into circles along with some sentiments.
You can see the card fully extended here and below is the back of the card showing the reverse of the swing circle just to prove I did indeed  cover it all.  I have used some more of the snowflakes but this time I used red ink on the dauber and a pearl in the centre along with the silver glue. 

So this is my take. I wonder what the girls have all come up with.
I'm slowly getting round to  all your blogs so if I haven't been seen for a while I'll be with you soon.


Hugs 

39 comments:

Valerija said...

These are really lovely! I can see all of that pretty sparkle and shine! Beautiful!!
Valerija xx

dutchess said...

Two lovely cards Valery....that swing card is a triumph...a stunner ....xxxx

Christine Harrop said...

Two beautiful cards Mrs A. Mine won't be up until tomorrow I'm afraid. Christine x

Kath said...

Beautiful cards - the first is my favourite, such a lovely scene.
Kath x

Sandra H said...

Good Morning Mrs A.....Stunning not one but two cards l love your swing card and the image with the matching papers so beautifully put together and the acitate with the snowy effect looks gorgeous over the image on the first card so talented you are hope you enjoy your day xx

Margreet said...

Beautiful cards....the swing card is a stunner!
xxx Margreet

Carol L said...

Both card designs are so pretty! I love the soft look of the first in pastel blue, and the 2nd is such a fun card with the moving panel! NJ on both!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Valery, I have to say that the first is my favourite.

Sue xx

Brenda in IN said...

Your round cards are beautiful. I love the scene on the blue one and you embellished it so well. The swing card is pretty. It may have taken a long time but the results were worth it.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A your Christmas cards are stunning. I like the theme you have chosen. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Great Cards! I love the swing card, haven't made one of those for a long time. A fabulous theme with plenty of choice for interpretation.
Lorraine

Barb said...

They are two gorgeous cards. The swing card is lovely and I love the vintage look of the first. I've got some of the snowy acetate so will use your idea. Good luck with the crochet blanket squares. Barbxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
2 super cards and wonderfully created too.
They are both brilliant designs, and super images also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Zoe Tant said...

Thanks for the fun challenge Valery. Super cards here with such a lot of detail and different inspiration. My favourite is the village scene, it's so pretty. Zx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Delicious cards!! Love the first one for its sweetness, great colouring on that snowy sky. And love the second one for its stunning design, such fabulous circle swing card, with beautiful toppers and details on it!!

Mac Mable said...

Such traditional and gorgeous cards. Beautiful, with lots of detail and gorgeous elements to admire x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning cards Valery, wonderful designs both, the second one looks very complicated, thanks for the challenge, great fun, Kate x

Mrs.B said...

Lovely cards Mrs A and I'm always impressed with the ways you recycle old cards, and I love the freebies papers on the second one.
Avril xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Mrs A!!! fab designs huggles Sue xx

terrie said...

Both cards turned out fantastic...well done Mrs A.

Greta said...

Wow, wow, wow! I adore the first card--so peaceful, elegant & gorgeous! the second one is great, too, Mrs. A!

MagsB said...

These are both gorgeous Christmas cards, Mrs A! The first is so delicate, and the second is just classic!

Thinking of you.

love Mags B x

MagsB said...

PS Kristina Werner has a useful Youtube video on tying knots!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24cA6ZY7zOI

love Mags B x

Anne said...

Two lovely cards, I like circles and I like swing cards... so win win!!

Anne x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valery
You have made some stunners... thanks for the challenge...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Henry said...

Both of your card are so beautiful!!! I start liking cards with circles. Very very nice. Thanks for sharing:)
Henry

scrappymo! said...

Great duet of circle themed cards. The first is lovely. I like the idea of cutting and re-assembling the scene.
The second does look like a lot of work...but well worth it, methinks.

Sorry I was late getting my card up...

Aquarius said...

Two great Christmas cards following the round theme, love them both equally I'd say. Hope my recent email didn't make its way into your junk folder

Cara said...

Wow, two amazing cards, love the movement in the second especially x

Di said...

Fabby cards my friend - the swing one is real 'glutton for punishment' stuff. You have such patience! And I adore the first one as well!

Hugs

Di xx

MaryH said...

So pretty for each one. I love the Christmas scene you've created on #1. Looks like my idea of a traditional Christmas setting, and quite frosty. #2 is impressive, and I admire your skill at even thinking of attempting something like this. The swing style certainly shows off your hard work as does the piecing work. Diligence paid off...the card is lovely! TFS & Hugs

Mia said...

Two beautiful cards, Valery. I love the circle design, the great scenes and the lovely colours. Especially the first one is my favourite! Kisses, my friend.

Andree said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Circle swing cards are fiddly but worth the effort when they go right. Yours looks fabulous xx

Ella said...

You're right ... "Make It Round"!
Every year I see Christmas as a seasons closure, the circle is complete....
Absolutely amazing and so beautiful your christmas cards!
Hugs! Ell@

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
A delightful duo. The snowy scene on the first is lovely.
Have a great weekend.
Ang x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Mrs A these two creations are so beautiful and full of festive wonder the card shapes and designs are excellent
hugs
lorraine x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Mrs A these are two beautiful creations full of festive wonder, excellent work
hugs
lorraine x

Rita said...

Beautiful cards Valery. Love them all. Hugs Rita xxx

Carol said...

Two stunning cards Mrs A and so pretty. Thanks for a fab challenge. Carol x