17 September 2012

{GDT Project Eureka Stamps: Challenge #6}

{WARNING: This is a lengthy post, once again, including a paper folding Tutorial ... so make yourself a cuppa, sit back and enjoy the ride!}

What a surprise when Tina (Crafty and Green) from Eureka Stamps contacted me to enquire whether I would be prepared to be Eureka Stamps' very first Guest Designer.  It was a bit short notice, but I gladly accepted the challenge.  Tina emailed me some fabulous Eureka digi stamps to choose from.  My selection was this gorgeous pumpkin country scene which I thought suited the challenge theme of 'Colours of Autumn' perfectly.  You can find this digi here.

I created an easel card and once again I coloured the image with H2O's and dry chalks, then I fussy cut around the image and did some faux stitching around the edges.  The green designer paper are from BasicGrey. The sentiment was a free digi from Desert Diva.  I have done a tutorial for the circle embellishments and you can find it a bit lower down in this post.

So hop on over to Eureka Stamps' Challenge Blog and link your 'Colours of Autumn' creation to Challenge #6.

... and here's the tutorial for the Folded Circle Embellishment:

I have used a 1.5" circle punch.  Punch-out 5 circles

Fold 4 circles in half

Fold the semi-circles into quarter-circles

Open up the folded circles

Push the sides in as follows 

 Fold the top quarter back onto itself as follows: 

In the edges of the quarter-circles and full circle

Apply glue to the full circle and mount one quarter-circle onto it

Mount a second quarter-circle onto the full circle

Mount a third quarter-circle onto the full circle

Mount the fourth quarter-circle onto the full circle

Punch out a slightly bigger circle (like the green one here) and mount your 3D Circle onto it
Finish off with embellishments of your choice

I would love to hear from you, should you try your hand at this.

Once again, I am trying my luck at the following challenges:
  1. Just Some Lines: Use 2 different colouring mediums (I have used H2O's and dry chalks)
  2. Papertake Weekly: Anything goes
  3. Just Keep on Creating: Anything goes
  4. My Mum's Craft Shop #74: Buttons
  5. Inspire me Fridays #76: Anything goes
  6. The Old Back Porch Week 37: Anything goes
  7. Shelley's Images TTT: Show us what you've got - Anything goes
  8. Make it Monday #107: Anything Goes
  9. Chalk-Ah-Lot-Cafe #18: Anything Goes (used chalk around the image and on the sentiment) (3rd entry)
  10. Challenges 4 Everybody #2: Anything Goes (3rd and final entry)
  11. The Squirrel and The Fox #26: Anything Goes (2nd and last entry)
  12. Mema's Crafts - Choose A Theme: Fall Colours (2nd entry)
  13. Party Time Tuesdays #85: Multi Fold Cards (3rd and last entry)
  14. House of Gilli #41: More than one Fold (3rd entry)
  15. My Time to Craft #188: More than one Fold (3rd entry)
  16. Paper Pretties #223: Paper Punches (all the circles have been punched out with punches) (2nd entry)
  17. Stamp N Doodle: Stitching - Real or Faux (2nd entry)
  18. Pin & Tack #1: Anything Goes (2nd entry)
  19. PaperPlay #37: Fancy Folds (2nd entry)
  20. Paper Crafting Journey: My Sentiment Exactly (2nd entry)
  21. Simply Create Too #22: Anything goes (2nd entry)
  22. Digi Doodle #125: Anything goes (2nd entry)
  23. My Heart Pieces: Anything goes (2nd entry)
  24. Digi Design: Use More than One Die or Punch (I used two sized circle punches)
  25. Creatalicious #38: Colour Palet
  26. Chocolate, Coffe & Cards #21: Down on the Farm
  27. Fairy Tale #50: Beginning of Autumn
  28. Wags 'n Whiskers #88: Circles
  29. C.R.A.F.T. #172: Autumn
  30. MilkCoffee: Use at least 2 different shapes (I have used circles and triangles)
  31. My Grafico #137: Fall into Fall
  32. Basic Grey #77: Harvest Time
  33. CMC Copic #52: Fall Colours (used H2O pencils)
  34. Crazy 4 Challenges #154: Anything goes with a Fall twist
  35. Addicted to Stamps #39: Autumn Colours

    A huge thank you to all my lovely Followers, for popping in here and leaving so many encouraging comments.


  1. Wow Lady....Jou kaartjie is pragtig. Hou van die manier waarop die sirkels die papier se patroon komplimenteer.
    Mooi dag en week!

  2. Dis pragtig Desire, so bly jy kan my sentiments gebruik!
    Ek gaan vir seker hierdie vou probeer, dis regtig 'wow'!
    Lekker week vir jou!

  3. Congrats on your GDT spot Desire and very well deserved. Your card is gorgeous. I love the image and the colours are wonderful

    hugs Sue

  4. Love your card Desire. The image is fabulous and so is your colouring. Great Autumn colours. Love your tutorial too. Have a great day.

    Sarah x

  5. So glad you did a tutorial Desire, they look fabulous on your card.Congrats on your GDT..fabulous image of the pumpkins and great colouring.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  6. This is beautiful Desire. The tutorial is wonderful. Saw it on MIM. Deb

  7. Great card Desire, love your colouring too, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.

  8. Beautiful creation and will make great decoration for the holiday! Thank you for sharing the tutorial. I saw you on MIM - My entry is #32 if you'd like to check it out :)

    Also, I invite you to join me at the Anything Goes challenge here: http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2012/09/challenge-1-anything-goes-spark-your.html

    Lots of joy,

  9. This is beautiful,a super card!Thanks tutorial is wonderful!I saw on MIM
    Hugs Kaija<3

  10. Wonderful card, and that tutorial is awesome! What a neat idea! Thanks!
    I saw you over at MIM, and had to come and check out your creation!
    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions

  11. Wow this is great desire!! I love those circles... a really nice alternative to flowers. Beautiful work! :)

  12. Saw your card at MIM and just had to come take a look. Its fabulous and thanks for the great tutorial - those embellishments are beautiful. TFS

  13. Lovely card Desire! Fall is my favorite time of year here in Canada...I love the beautiful colors of the trees. Thanks for the tutorial...can't wait to try them! Have yourself a wonderful day!
    Hugs, Renee

  14. Beautiful work! This is eye catching GORGEOUS. :)

  15. WOW Desire this is GORGEOUS!! I love the colors and your fabulous circles!! Thanks for the tutorial! Also, a big thanks for joining us Wags 'n Whiskers!
    Hugs, Tammy

  16. Ohhhh Desire,What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  17. This is beautiful. Thanks for the flower tutorial. I saw it on MIM.

  18. Beautiful card Desire. Thank you for that flower tutorial. Gorgeous

  19. Fantastic card and colours Desire. I spotted this on Make-it-Monday..Loz

  20. Hello Desire. I saw Your Beautiful card on MIM..faye

  21. wow! Another great design and tutorial! I am so trying this! Thank you. I will post to my blog when I have a chance to create them. (Will let you know and give you the "props" for the tutorial...sending all your way!)
    Beautiful card too!

  22. Fab card Desire, your embellishments are fab :)

    Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge Blog :)

    Tanya xx

  23. super card, fab embellishments, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT x carol

  24. Congratulations on being chosen as our first Guest Designer at Eureka Stamps!!

    Your easel card is fabulous!! I've never seen embellishments quite like these and I LOVE that you gave us such detailed instructions on how you made them!!

    Congratulations again ~ it's well deserved!!

  25. Fabulous card! Love the folded embellishments. Saw your card on MIM.


  26. Wow...this card is awesome! Love the beautiful layout and fabulous colors. Your flower turtorial is great! Thank you for sharing at Make It Monday this week... :)

  27. I found you fabulous card on MIM.

  28. Very pretty! I love the Autumn colours and all your beautiful details. I found you at Make It Monday.

  29. What a lovely card! I really like the pumpkins and the way you cut out the image and accented it with the little lines! AND your circle tutorial is GREAT! I can't wait to try them! Thanx so much for joining us at CC&CC for our Down on the Farm challenge. Come back again soon! Aloha, Joanne.

  30. A fabulous card Desire, I love those beautiful colours and papers. Your image is stunning - great colouring.
    Thanks for the Tut, I love the fabulous dimension.

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Basic Grey challenge.

  31. An amazing creation Desire! TFS the tutorial...will give it a try some day :)

  32. Spotted your card on MIM, it's fab, I love easel cards.

    Jo :0)

  33. Lovely card in great colors.
    Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
    LG Michelle

  34. Beautiful and thanks for the tutorial. I;m off to try it right now!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp-N-Doodle!

  35. Great card Desire, so autumnal :-) I love your circle embellishments too, think I may have to try them
    Thanks for joining us over at ATSC

  36. Wow! Love this! Such fabulous detail with gorgeous coloring on the pic and those flowers look so nice!

  37. Very clever embellishment you have made there - you really are very good at making something attractive from something very simple that most people would have - a circle punch! Lovely card & colouring too!!

  38. I love love love the flowers and cannot stop thanking you for tutorial !I am glad I spotted you on MIM and thanks for the lovely comment.

  39. This is great, love the design, thanks for joining our challenge at My mum's craft shop, Gaynor x

  40. Awesome card & gorgeous flower with amazing tutorial.........Thanx for joining us at Just Some Lines & Spark Your Creativity!!!!

    DT of
    Just Some Lines
    Spark Your Creativity

  41. Fab card and love the embellishments it's lovely. Thanks for joining us at challenges 4 everybody and good luck. Hugs Trisha x DT.

  42. Wow, this is gorgeous, so beautifully designed, love the tutortial. Fabulous card. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet luv. Hugs

  43. A fabulous day... A fabulous card!
    Great tutorial too :)
    Thanks for joining us for Di's Digi Challenge & Good Luck!

  44. What a cute creation. So beautiful design. I really appreciate this adorable creation. Thanks for sharing.

  45. Desire, what can I say other than WOW! Awesome card with an amazing tutorial.........Thanx for joining us at Mema's Crafts and I hope to see you again soon.

  46. WOW WOW WOW.....very very pretty!
    I just love it!!

    Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

    Hugs Priscilla
    Shelly's Images DT

  47. Gorgeous card and those circles are fantastic,thank you for joining in with The Digi Doodle Shop's last challenge
    Ruth x

  48. This is gorgeous, Desire, and those circle embellishments are super cool. Thanks for the great tutorial. I am going to try this.
    I saw this on MIM and came over for a closer look. I'm glad I did.
    Blessing hugs,

  49. Beautiful!!!!!
    thanks for sharing this absolutely wonderful tutorial!!!!

  50. A gorgeous card!! Lovely papers, design and the circles with the buttons are a fantastic idea!! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, hugs, Marlies

  51. What a lovely card! I love your colouration and this fab folding idea! Thank your for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  52. Super cute. I love the tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Chalk Ah Lot. Your chalk needs to be by Stamp N Plus in order to qualify for the prize.

  53. Your work is so full of amazing detail, and the tutorial was just so fabulous and informative! Thank you Desire for sharing your talent!

  54. Wow, this is amazing! The image, the bright papers and colouring, and those fab-u-lous folded circle embellies! Thanks so much for the tutorial, too!

    Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox

    love Mags B x

  55. What a beautiful card! Love your tutorial too! Thanks for being gues designer for the Eureka! Stamps blog this week. Great job!

  56. Hello there. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial, I should really give it a try. It looks so beautiful and your tutorial makes it so easy. Thanks!

    I found your page at MIM and you leaving such a beautiful comment at my blog.

    Have a lovely day.

  57. I spotted your wonderful creation over at Make it Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. TFS!
    My entries are # 74, # 78, # 224 and # 231.
    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…

  58. I love easel cards and yours is delightful. Thanks for sharing at Just Some Lines.

  59. Gorgeous card. And I love those circle embellies. Must have a go at them.

    Saw you over at MiM too.

    Susan x

  60. I love your autumn themed-card! Those folded circle embellishments are so cool. Thank you for the instructions.

    I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look. I'm numbers 109 & 237.


    Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!

  61. Thanks for this Tut, Desire, I am away to make one now. xxx

  62. Gorgeous card with all kind of circled details...great tutorial...thanks for playing with Wags 'n Whiskers!
    xxx Margreet

  63. You are amazingly creative lol. love your idea, and totally adore the look.Thanks for the tut.And thank you so much for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

  64. Gorgeous card with great details.
    Thanks for joining our farewell challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge.
    Hugs Berit

  65. gorgeous card and i love the way you did the circles! thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative!

  66. Great card with super colours! Fab tutorial too! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge! Shelly x

  67. So beautiful card! I love your Circle Embellishments. Thank yor for tutorial, I will try to make it for my Christmas cards. hugs, Helena

  68. Hi Desire, such a lovely tutorial. I am sure going to try this one very shortly. Channa

  69. Beautiful card!!! And LOVE the folded circle embellies!!! Thanks for participating in our Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge!!

  70. stunning card love the papers and the corners and definitely going to have a go at those circle embellishments
    carol x

  71. such a lovely card Desire (as always).I love all the little details and the handmade flowers are just gorgeous.

    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. So sorry for the delay in leaving this comment, I am playing catchup now and will have everything updated asap.


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