Saturday, 2 March 2013

Ice cream circles

The ice cream colours at this week's Less is More challenge are absolutely mouthwatering aren't they?! I decided not to go down the ice cream route though - it is still winter after all, even if it has warmed up a bit in Buckingham today. Instead, I brought out my circle punches, inspired by CASology's Circle cue word.

Come and see what I came up with - and if you look carefully you might see some doughnut shapes in my card too!


Designer paper and a circle punch are excellent companions and the gorgeous new Tea For Two papers come in just the right colours for today's LiM challenge!


I layered my circles up, including some stamped images and some plain card stock and added a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.


Some of the images are popped up with dimensionals and I mixed in a beautiful designer builder brad from the spring/summer catalogue (By the way, if you'd like to browse through a paper version of this catalogue just let me know and I'll post one to your UK address free of charge.)

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Papaya Collage (the rose!), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron
Punches: 1/3/4", 1", 3/4", 1/2" circle punches, Itty Bitty punch pack
Other: Designer Builder Brads, Tea for Two designer paper, stamp-a-majig
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Once, on a trip to Birmingham, we visited Krispy Kreme in Selfridges (I know, we're a very cultured lot!) The children were wide-eyed at the doughnuts being made and sent off via conveyer belt, enjoyed choosing some of them and tucked in enthusiastically. I remember my husband teasing the boys: "Krispy Kreme, 15 varieties - plus you two makes 17!"

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I'll be back on Monday so I'll hope to see you then.




39 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Vicky- love this!

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  2. Such a lovely take on the challenge, Vicky. Lots of pretty circles and a I love your touch of bling! x

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  3. Hi Vicki I think you've done this colour challenge proud... lovely card.
    Suzi B xx

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  4. Hello Vicky

    Your card is mouthwateringly gorgeous - I love it. Such a brilliant idea to use circles in they way you have.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  5. This is great Vicky, you obviously didn't find it as much of a challenge as I did!! Have a good weekend
    M x

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  6. Wow Vicky, you nailed it for sure! Super card and perfect for the LIM challenge. Hugs, Di xx

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  7. Gorgeous card Vicky! Love how you've layered all the circles and that brad.

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  8. Hi Vicky
    This is gorgeous... I am still pondering... My mojo gone since Adam went home....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

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  9. vicky this is just fab... i love the layout you have used

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

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  10. Gorgeous vintage colours - love how well all the different elements are shown off! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

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  11. Lots of texture and interest on this card! Glad you joined in on the fun this week at CASology!

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  12. Such a clever idea Vicky, stunning card! Love those papers:)
    Val x

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  13. A gorgeous way to showcase those yummy colours and beautiful decorative papers - Jacqueline xx

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  14. These yummy colours all work so well together and the brad just makes it that bit more special ...love it! x

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  15. absolutely gorgeous and beautifully CAS take on both challenges!!

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  16. What a terrific way of using up scraps of paper by punching different shapes, in this instance - circles!

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  17. Such a wonderful card.
    Eveline.

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous, Vicky...your card is so elegant!

    Hugs,
    Jennifer. x

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  19. So inpirational, beautiful card Vicky.

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  20. Ha! We visited the Bundaberg Ginger Beer Factory and it was a highlight for us! Still gets talked about years later. hehe. I think they had an even dozen flavours at the time. Very Cool.
    But I digress. Love your Doughnut er... I mean Circle Card. The designer builder brad really makes it special. Vx

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  21. Vicky, your card is beautiful, and definitely good enough to eat!!!

    Bev x

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  22. Oh! I love this beautiful card, AND the extra bling.

    PS re your comment, you guessed I always wore that, how could you no one else knows!

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  23. Love the way you have put together all those circles, colours and textures - truly inspired! x x

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  24. Yummy ! such a pretty card and clever take on the theme ! Krispy creme"s ooh I could each the whole lot.

    Marie

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  25. As always a wonderful creation Vicky. Your bit of bling is a genious touch.
    Lynne xxx

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  26. Great idea to use punched circles - very pretty!!

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  27. Really pretty! Love the papers and that fab brad!

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  28. Vicky, your layers are so lovely, and the colors amazing! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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  29. I love that everyone is loving on this great card, Vicky! It is so perfect for both of the challenges!!

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  30. This is great Vicky, what a super combo of stamps and texture. Looks awesome!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  31. I never turn down a doughnut! Fab card as usual Vicky, great texture.

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  32. Popping back to congratulate you, Vicky, on the awesome HM shoutout from CASology for your funtastic card!!

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  33. This is really lovely Vicky! Loving the layers and textures...really all works together! :)
    Lizy xx

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  34. Love all the dimension you've achieved with the different circles! Fabulous design!

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  35. Well all these comments say it all, what a fabulous card.... congrats on your honourable mention at CASology too :0) Love the combination of patterns and sized circles, the touch of glam is the perfect finishing touch too :0)
    Jenny x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x