Monday, 26 September 2011

Big Top!

Hi Everyone,hope you had a fabulous weekend. Sorry for the lack of posts,just seem to be really busy. If I don't make it into my craft room on a Monday(my day off) then I just struggle for time! My son starts senior school next year so we are looking at schools and trying to decide where to go,so lots of open days/evenings.

This morning I took a look around some of my favourite challenge blogs and decided to make a birthday card to enter.
Die Cuttin Diva's - challenge #33 Having Fun at the Circus
Birthday Sundaes - challenge #28 Use buttons- birthday card
My Craft Spot - challenge #27 Use ribbon

So I came up with this Big Top card....

I decided to use the circus tent cut from Create a Critter and use my Gypsy to weld and make the shaped card and layers....enough said...almost didn't happen as so many problems along the way,fortunately I am stubborn as a mule and refused to let it get the better of me and eventually got there. My Gypsy and I are not the best of friends!!!Heehee.

I embossed the layers and inked all edges.Added white seam binding ribbon (tricky to say the least as I wanted it to look as if it was flowing) and buttons.
I added a horse button as I thought it reminded me of one you would see at the circus. But this is what it looked like before I did.
If anyone wants to know sizing just drop me an email or comment and will dig out my (hidden in the bottom of a drawer) Gypsy. Couldn't face switching it back on at the time of writing this to look!! Lol.

Have a great Monday.
Thanks for looking in.
Jayne x


  1. omg Jayne could not be any more adorable love it!

  2. this is soo creative. too cute.

    keep krafting!
    -kristen =]

  3. So the way you used the ribbon !!! How clever! Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot !

  4. Your card came out adorable! Adding the ribbon added such a cool look-I love it! Thank you for entering your card in the challenge this week over at My Craft Spot blog. :)


  5. Wonderful Card Jayne! I really like how it turned out! The ribbon really does look like it's flowing! :O)


  6. Creativity and you imagination was working overtime for this card... Awesome job, love it alot!

  7. Oh my gosh Jayne, all the trouble was worth it! This is truly fabulous, in so many facets! The buttons are such a sweet addition to an already incredible card. So glad you persevered! :o) (Though I had to giggle at your Gypsy adventure... one day you will be friends!) ;)

    Hugs and blessings!

  8. This is the cutest circus tent I've ever seen. Love the ribbon detail. So glad "G" didn't win.haha

  9. This is really sweet, I love the shaped element and the ribbons are just like you get in a circus tent. It was definitely worth the effort and torture you went through lol. This is where we would work great as a team I actually love design studio it just when I have to use that machine I get all agitated!!
    Kim xXx

  10. Oh my, I love this card. It's one of the cutest I've seen in a while. Nice job! Good luck on the challenge.

    God bless,

  11. This is so fun! The ribbons and buttons are a fantastic way to add detail to the card!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
    Small Bits of Paper

  12. What a creative card, love the way you used the ribbon on the card, gives it the perfect final touch! Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

  13. Wonderful it...Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes...HUGS...SK :)

  14. Wow Jayne. I missed this post and am so glad that I was poking around your blog. I LOVE it so much. What you did with the ribbon and the buttons is so creative. Colors are great too. Magnificent! Hugs:)

  15. Oh my! How adorable is this! I love anything circus themed! Love the addition of ribbon!

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot!


  16. Adorable!! I love how you used the ribbon on your circus tent! Wow! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  17. What a fabulous are so creative:)
    Thanks 4 joining us at Birthday Sundaes:)

  18. You make the cutest cards!

  19. What a creative and clever way to use ribbon. Wonderful card, Jayne!!

    Cheers, Karen

  20. OMG!! Jayne, LOVE LOVE this card and with that ribbon just beautiful!! TFS