circle circus – Miriam Thomas

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Today I have two male cards to share with you- Something ‘cute’ for the little boys and something a little more’ grungy’ for the older ones.

Here’s the one for the little dudes.  I just love the adorable image on this one from a stamp set called “Little Friends”.  When I created this card I applied Soft Suede Ink to the embossing folder before running it through the big shot.   This created an interesting effect where the ink was transferred to most areas of the cardstock except the raised areas!

Just love, love those polka dots.  What do you think!?

birthday card little boy



My next card was a bit of an experiment.  It was one of those cards I created in a big hurry and I just layered and stuck things down and hoped for the best….the end result is something I thought would be suitable for the older boys.

boy birthday card


In this second example I stamped on the grey background piece before embossing and added lots of splodges of platinum glimmer paint.



I hope all the Dads have enjoyed a lovely FATHER’S DAY today.  Of course,  I couldn’t let the day go by without sharing a “Father’s Day Card”.  It gave me the opportunity to have a little play with the NEW NEWSPRINT Designer Series Paper in the BRAND NEW catalogue


COLOURS: Not quite Navy, Soft Suede, Basic Black

DSP: “Newsprint”

STAMP SETS:  Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Sentiments

OTHER: Circle punches, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder, cutter kit, Curly Label Punch

It is SAM Creative Challenge Time again!

The challenge that Claire has set this month is to create a layout that features black and White plus one other colour of your choice.  For this challenge you are allowed to include as many shades of the additional colour, but only black and white besides that.   Simply by partcipating in this challenge you have the opportunity to win the prize of “Black and white pack” which includes – black stazon, white craft ink and  white gel pen.

Head over to  for full details on how to enter the challenge and also to see the other creative entries by Claire, Ros and Nikki.

Here is my layout .  As you can see I have used Black and White as requested and my additional colour is REAL RED!!

If you are a regular on my blog you might actually think this page is vaguely familiar.  I actually completed a mini version using one the photos and the “Just Jawing” stamp set for Perth regionals.  The blog entry is here>>>>  I was determined to complete a 12 x 12 page using more of these photos for Luke’s album.  When Claire set the challenge I wasn’t sure what page to create….and fortunately remembered that these photos would suit a page with black/white and one other colour.

Here is a close up of the simple journalling

STAMP SETS: Circle Circus, Just Jawing

TITLE: On Board Lots of Letters (Chipboard letters with a light coating of White Stazon Ink)

EMBELLISHMENTS: Clear Rhinstone Brads, Large black Grommets

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