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August 13, 2019

Going 'Round in Circles

Hello Stamplings!

I'm dashing in quick to get this posted because it's going to be a windwhirler of a day. I noticed one of my favorite challenges is celebrating their 500th challenge and I didn't want to miss that milestone event! It's Just Us Girls (JUGS) and the brief is Trend Week (circles). Here is my card:
I made this circle patterned paper a few years ago when I was taking an online course and I never made it into a card. Below is a photo of the store-bought paper on the left and my handmade panel made into the completed card on the right using various circle stamps I have.

Here is the challenge photo inspiration:
I swear these inanimate crafty objects have a mind of their own sometimes and they speak to us when the perfect occasion finally arises for them to be made into card art! At least, that's what Hammy says and I figure if a hamster can talk, then why can't paper?

Congratulations and thank you to everyone at JUGS for all the hard work involved in putting 500 challenges together for us! Putting together 300, 400, or 500 challenges just bobbles my mind!

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What did the triangle say to the circle? You're life is pointless.

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47 comments:

kiwimeskreations said...

Hmmm - I am circular in form, so does that mean my life is pointless???
Loving you card Darnell, and I prefer your card to the paper that you were inspired by.
Hammy is a wonderful crafty companion for you, and has great gems of wisdom tucked away there... :)
Blessings
Maxine

Craftychris said...

Love your circles card, its soooooo cool! Gorgeous colours and fab design. Just read Maxine's comment- it made me smile as well as your joke! Big hugs xxxxxxxxx

Aquarius said...

Great use of circles and fab colours. Love the joke as well.

Cat Craig said...

Fab circles and patterns Darnell. Love the colors and spacing. The sentiment is perfect for your card. Also enjoyed seeing your inspiration piece, though I do like yours better.

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the colors and the way you've used the circles!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carole said...

Clever, clever Darnell...this is lovely and so good when you can make use of something you have saved. I think I can identify with a circle right now sad to say! Hugs xx

Marilyn said...

Cute card! Love the colors. Cute triangle and circle joke!
Have a great day!
Marilyn ❤️

Mischelle Smith said...

I get up early. I go through my craft blogs, while I have my morning coffee. Nothing like a great idea, to think about, throughout the day. I was so happy to see your circle paper, (great look), but, to have a laugh too! Thanks for making my day start off right. Have a great day, yourself!

Laughing-ly (?),
Mischelle

Pat said...

What a fantastic pattern using the positive and negative circles and a wonderful CASEing of the original dp Darnell, also love the colours you have used and great to use it at long last too. x

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a happy and beautiful card Darnell
Gr Karin

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous card and wonderful colours, I do like circles, super design, Kate x

My Paper Epiphany said...

Fabulous, cheery card:)

Em Louise Fairley said...

Fab card, Darnell. Another has arrived but is sitting unopened on the mantle until the day I'll delight in seeing it. Thank you! xoxo

Jean said...

Just delightful! Love the circles!

Brenda in IN said...

Your paper is more vibrant than the store bought and the card is fabulous with the colors and great sentiment. I have become a bit round myself, should I be worried?

Bobby said...

Your interpretation of the printed paper is spot on, Darnell. Pun intended. ;) The sentiment is so true and I count you among them. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

Sarah said...

Brilliant this is!! I love spots and dots and to have them in pink and green is a bonus, what a lovely fun sentiment too xx

Bonnie said...

These colorful circles may be pointless but they sure make an impact! Great sentiment too! So true.

conil said...

Your pp is much more fun and vibrant than the actual pp. And what a perfect card for the challenge...500, phew! Happy colors always make for an amazing backgroun and it's wonderful when you find the ideal challenge to enter with them. Besides, who doesn't love circles?

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, I love the colours in this card.

Hope you are having a nice day. Sue

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous card Darnell and you are so right- you were obviously meant to keep the paper for this particular challenge! Love those bright and cheery colours and how you added enamel dots in just the perfect colours! Hope you are enjoying your busy summer and spending time with family and friends.
Hugs
Carol x

Redanne said...

Ha, ha, pointless, I love that, must try to remember that. The paper you created is beautiful and so is your wonderful card. It seems like a fairly simple idea but it really is very effective! Hugs, Annie xxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful circle design and I love the fabulous colors for it.

Brenda said...

Very cool card Auntie and I love that you made your own "pattern" paper, you can't tell the difference from the real deal to yours. Love it! Crafty friends really are the best. Hugs, Brenda

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful and vibrant card with a fab sentiment, do I say thank you? Love your take on the circles, in fact I think I prefer the whiter background.
I HAD to look for a circle joke and found this - Why are circles hot? - because they're 360 degrees!
Faith x

Sharron said...

Great graphic design--love the circles! I like yours best though--wonderful clearer colors, and I love the sentiment!

KandA said...

Brilliant card Darnell. Super use of all you circle stamps and I think the colours on your piece are so much better than the shop bought pieces xx

Sandra H said...

Great card Darnell love the circles effects and of course what a fabulous sentiment it’s so true l feel so privileged to be classed as a friend sending lots of love xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Stunning!! Such amazing design with your own paper!! A perfect take of the prompt and really happy colours!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your circle background, Darnell - looks great with the sentiment panel complete with enamel dots!!

JD/ Jill said...

Great job with your Circle card!

Donna said...

How stunning, fabulous design, I especially like the green circles, looks like they are glittery?

Lisa Elton said...

All of those polka dotty circles you stamped make me happy! CUTE card Darnell!

Cheryl W. said...

Your circle-pattern looks perfect! Before reading your post, I thought it was store-bought DSP. And I actually like it better than the store-bought stuff you compared it to. If Hammy ever wants a little vacay in Minnesota, tell him I've got an extra room--as long as he's willing to serve as a craft advisor while he's here.

Christine Alexander said...

I'm a circularfile Darnell, I love circles. Your cards are awesome, love the circles and the colour. They really pop :)

Celeste Goff said...

Fabulous take on the inspiration Darnell!

Anita in France said...

Scrummy bubbles and circles of happy colour, Darnell ... your version is so much more energetic and vibrant than the pp (I see shimmer!) ... and that sentiment is fabulous! Hope the whirlwind of busy-ness has reduced to a whir! LYAMYEDMA ... WEML! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

Fikreta said...

so beautiful cards!

Lisa T said...

You cannot beat a boat load of colourful circles and a CAS sentiment strip! I love this card and I LOVE that you held onto this panel for yonks and then it made it into a card. It's why I don't like to through my scraps (aka art haha) away, you just never know. Beautiful card Darnell, hope you enjoyed your windwhirler of a day xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Always love random stamped circles! Super fun card. Thanks for joining in at JUGS

Vicky Hayes said...

Loving that handmade circle panel Darnell and of course it was just waiting for the right moment to be made into this beautiful card. I always think of designer paper as being like the toys in Toy Story. They have rich lives in their cupboard and then, when I open the door... nothing! x

frommycraftroom said...

Beautiful paper! Lovely card.
Congrats to JUGS boggles my mind too!

TK said...

Whimsical, fun and a perfect way to use your perfect pp!

Gerrina said...

Looks like so many of us like circles...Think this is a great one; love the bright colours! Hugs, Gerrina

nwilliams6 said...

You rocked the paper, Darnell - adding more circles was a great idea. Love the sentiment too - super true! Hugz

Ina G said...

Wow Darnell what a replica of that bought paper you have made here. You have nailed out 'circles' challenge perfectly. Gorgeous colours on your cas card and how perfectly correct is your sentiment. So lovely to see you at JUGS this week and Thank You for sharing your 'beauty' with us.

Robyn Oliver said...

Your background paper production is fantastic, Darnell... little did it know it was waiting, waiting, for this very challenge... great card, love the bright colour combination.