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Saturday, 16 July 2011

Circle Circus for Less is More Challenge

I can't believe a week has already passed and I seem to still have an ironing mountain, I'm still running the children everywhere and I'm still chasing my tail.  Anyone else feel this way?

However it's been a good week with Charlie gaining his badge 2 at gymnastics, he only has one more to achieve to have the full set and he also picked up 4 badges at Beavers and also news that he can move up to Cubs in September. So we have one happy gymnastical Beaver.  Olivia has also had a good week with a trip to London to ride the London Eye and see Billy Elliott.  She was so excited, but I can't say we felt the same excitement getting up at 5am to make sure she was at school by 6am!  Thursday was a long day.

I've also had a good week as Stampin' Up! have announced some very promising changes to the business that will make life as a demonstrator even more rewarding with the promise of lots of fun and interesting rewards.  If you'd like to know more and join in with the fun then contact me for a no obligation chat about being a demonstrator running it to your entire satisfaction at your own pace.

Now the other reason I know a week has passed apart from my tiredness level is there's a new challenge at Less is More.  It is no less fun than any other that the ladies have set and this week it has a theme which offers so much choice - CIRCLES.  I've used clear embossed circles from the Circle Circus and Medallion Background stamp sets to showcase some gorgeous buttons from the brights collection along with the odd one or two from the Oh Sew Suite big designer buttons in the mini and some circles from the simple understated bitty buttons.  For inside the card I have stamped Circle Circus circles (good excuse for alliteration or what!) in rich razzleberry ink to match the base card.  I love the simple but dramatic effects that the process of clear heat embossing achieves.

If it's not wet with you as it is across most of the UK then enjoy the sunshine and if you're getting rained on too then enjoy the perfect excuse for wallowing in your craft space!

Have a good one!
Hugs Zx


  1. great card, love the buttons x

  2. This is so fun! What a great idea to tuck the Circle Circus stamps around the Medallion, and all of those bright buttons are the perfect finishing touch!

  3. Hi Zoe
    Love your card ...i must get my Medallion stamp out

  4. What a bright & cheery card Zoe on this miserable day! So jealous of your daughter going to see Billy Elliott, hope she enjoyed it.
    Margaret x

  5. I so nearly went with the medallion stamp or circle circus, but my doilies won! I love your card and the buttons are a sweet addition!

    Your children sound like they've had a super week!

  6. You've used several stamps here that I covet Zoe!
    If only my funds matched my wishes!
    Super job!
    Thanks so much
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  7. Lovely card Zoe. Love the stamps you've used and fab buttons :o) Lisa x

  8. Oh, I love this one, it's so beautiful Zoe!

    I'm trying to avoid the ironing, but the mountain is always there, glaring at me. Sounds like your children had a great week, we do climb mountains for them, don't we...


  9. Simply beautiful Zoe.
    Lynne xxx

  10. I love the rich colours in the background with the contrasting bright buttons Zoë - brilliant card :-)

  11. This is just totally gorgeous Zoe!
    Lizy x

  12. Fantastic card Zoe
    Love the bright buttons on the razzleberry card base
    Thank you
    Diva LIM
    "Less is more"

  13. I love the way you used bright buttons on the tone-on-tone background Zoe. And yes, I'm with you about chasing your tail - one more week to go...!

  14. Hola zoe, Fantasctic card!!i love your buttons, great idea, wonderful your stamp, well done.
    Have a nice week and a hug from Palma

  15. Hi Zoe, another gorgeous card, and another idea for me :)
    About the ironing ..... that is normal, isn't it? You can't be a crafter without a pile of ironing!!!

    My excuse anyway :)

  16. Super card, love the addition of the buttons. Carol x

  17. great card, I love the cascading buttons! I really have to break out my medallion stamp.
    kelly xx

  18. A lovely card for this challenge. Well done.
    You can view mine here

  19. I love how you put the medallion with the circle stamps. Fab colour card too.

  20. That's the big medallion that I drool for...just can't see paying so much for the one I'll just keep a tissue handy to wipe the drool!! LOL! Fab card!! my card is here

  21. Circle circus and the medallion go well together and the combination of the buttons lifts the whole design. x

  22. The colourful buttons look fab against the darker cardstock. A super card. xx


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