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Playing with Different Coloured Circles


I thought I would share with you another set of cards and technique that Learned recently on the Creative Card Retreat I attended. I am catching up with some of the presentations still and this tutorial came from one of the Creative team Jackie Bolhuis. These are the cards I made and the envelopes to match and you may just be able to see the inside decoration for the end card in the photograph! The cards look really striking in the new bright in-colours and you simply cut four circles in different graduating sizes using a circle punch - I used my layering circles dies. The you cut them in half on your trimmer. Then arrange.

So this is how I layered up my half circles and then the photograph belo shows how I arranged them onto the card. Then simply add a sentiment to the card. The bright colours look great with black but what about trying pastels or a gradient of the same colour, or even glitter card - what about stitched circle dies? Lots and lots of variations and combinations with a great look!

My sentiments were from a stamp set I earned for free called 'Amazing Phrasing' and you can too with a £90 spend during Sale-a-bration. ( now until end of August 2022). Check my shop HERE for more information

I gently helped a friend who was holding an open garden event for charity at her home. I made some sweet lavender bags to go with her bunches of lavender she was selling. The event was really fun and involved cream teas on what was probably the hottest day of the year. Luckily there was lots of shade under the trees in her lovely garden. 

Sometimes it is great having Stampin' Up supplies on hand as I used some scraps of Liberty fabric to make the lavender bags (leftover from my quilting) and decorated with a scrap of fabric stamped with my Alphabest stamp set. I used some special fabric ins that heat set but you can use any inks if you are not going to wash the bags. I also used some stampin' Up ribbon to tie the lavender bags to the bunches of lavender, which wasn't quite dry enough yet to stuff into the bags but all ready to go once it had properly dried out.
What were you doing on the hottest day of the year - I would love to know. 
If you haven't already take a look at my latest podcast number 5 HERE and see how I have been progressing with projects in the last two weeks.

Love JoPx