Monday, 5 February 2018

Make My Monday #64 going round in circles

Good Morning all and welcome to a new week.

Today is a new challenge starting at Make My Monday

The theme this fortnight is


Make a project using at least 3 circles.  You could go quite simple or all out with lots of circles.  I decided to go circle mad with circle toppers, circle inking and a spotty embossing folder.

Make an XL DL card by folding black A4 cardstock in half lengthways.  

I first stamped the crazy dogs and then die cut into a circle.  I then masked the dogs with drawing gum, using a dotty stencil i applied ink through some of the circles and then stamped in the same ink with a dictionary stamp.  I removed the stencil and drawing gum and watercoloured the dogs with distress inks. 

I then inked around the edge and mounted onto black circles.  Die cut a round birthday sentiment in white and matted onto a black circle.  I then used a large spots embossing folder on a white panel for the background and used the same blue ink on the edges.  

I stamped and coloured some of the tennis balls from the stamp set, covered in glossy accents and used them in the corners to embellish.  A few extra balls and bones to finish. 

Close up detail of the dog and inked and stamped background behind him.  I also added glossy accents to the eyes and nose. 

Items used
Tim Holtz Mini Crazy dog stamps
Distress inks - tumbled glass, peacock feathers, ripe persimmon, picked raspberry, smoked chicory, black soot.
Stampin up - dictionary stamp
That special touch - spot/circle mask
Crafters companion 8x8 spotty embossing folder
Circle Happy Birthday die.

I started seeing dots before my eyes with this one, but enjoyed getting inky.  Please do pop over to see the rest of the teams projects and to join in

I hope you all have a good week. Emma 


  1. a circle masterpiece, teamie! so sweet!

    Hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. Great card, love the design and the embossed circles.

  3. You did it again - an amazing card. I just love it !
    Pam x

  4. such a cute image brilliant card design Ginny x
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  5. Just love the dogs and their expressions, they sit so well on those inked circles, fantastic creation all round! Steph x

  6. I love the crazy animals, I will get round to buying the minis ones as well one of these days, your card is so effective Emma with all the circles they make a great background for your two mischievous images perfect colouring too, a wonderful card.
    Hugs Babs x

  7. Fabulous card Emma,hugs Kathy x

  8. Brilliant card Emma, love those dogs, so cute

  9. Love the cute dogs on you super card Emma :-)

  10. Fantastic crazy dog card, so many circles love it

  11. A super crazy dog card love it xx

  12. A brilliant card!
    Hugs, Kathleen

  13. Brilliant card, hope you are well x

  14. Brilliant card the cute images....Joolsx

  15. What a brilliant card Emma, your colouring is fab and i love the images of dogs x

  16. This is absolutely Gorgeous Emma.

  17. This is a great design and a lovely card Great to see a DL card again I know I've got some tucked away somewhere!! Love and hugs Carole x

  18. What a fun way to use circles and lovely coloring Emma.

    Hugs Diane

  19. Hi Emma ... what a super little happy card ... love that little puppy he is so cute ... hope your week is going well ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  20. I like this, it makes a change from cutsie images too. Love these animal stamps x

  21. Fab card Emma, love the crazy dog stamps, so cute. x


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. Emma

Note: . As blog operator of Trenouths Crafty Creations its my duty to inform you that by leaving a comment or visiting this blog I personally will not use your personal data but by leaving your details you accept that others may visit your blog via mine and that google that runs my blog will use cookies to record your visit and they will use my blog data for statistical analysis & operation. Those of you that leave comments as anonymous - I personally can not track or follow.
I have read and agree to Google's Privacy Policy.