Monday, 5 February 2018

Make My Monday #64

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
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  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