Turnabouts Times Two

Hello … bonjour!  Calling in today with a couple of cards made with different Concord & 9th Turnabouts … they’re going to be joining in at some of the fun challenges going on across blogland at the moment.   One’s masculine, one’s feminine … and then there are two extra ones at the end.  Here’s the first …

A one layer graphic card … simply stamped with Concord & 9th‘s Semicircle Turnabout … with a platinum heat embossed sentiment from Winnie & Walter (sadly NLIB).  One semicircle on each line had Glossy Accents layered over the top to add shine and dimension … tricky to photograph though you can probably make out those on the first two rows.  Cool and masculine I think!

This is heading to …

MFT Birthday Project – Circles

MFT Color – White, Sno Cone, Blue Raspberry, Orange Zest (my closest colours)

NBUS – Anything Goes (as long as it’s NBUS) … Missed Darnell‘s return last month so am happy to join in now with this Semicircle Turnabout (first use, though it’s been living here for a while!).

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

The Male Room – Sentiment in Focus


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The next card is softer and feminine … maybe it’s the colours …

Here I used Concord & 9th‘s Bitty Burst … and added a stacked, shimmered, Glossy Accented, die cut sentiment from Simon … with a white heat embossed supplementary label popped up underneath the ‘smile’.  The panel was trimmed and adhered to a 10.5cm (roughly 4.25 inches) square card … which, most unusually for me isn’t white … I’m expanding my horizons!!

This little pretty is playing along at …

Krafty Chicks – Anything Goes

MFT Birthday Project – Circles

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

The Paper Players – Make You Smile

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The change in colour palette and sentiment style gives this Bitty Burst Turnabout a different look.  Here are those extra cards I mentioned earlier … a variation on a theme, though just as much fun with that all that scattered confetti … and deliciously easy to make for quick hello’s.


I hope and pray that you are continuing to stay safe and well out there … and that you’re finding fun, happy, joyful things to do to occupy those hands, hearts and minds.  Keep smiling!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

37 thoughts on “Turnabouts Times Two

  1. Judith Jarvis

    Hi there
    I love all the cards but it’s the first one that grabbed my attention most. That bitty burst turnabout is so versatile…adding glitter to some of the dots makes it lovely and sparkly too (more girly I would say).

  2. Marcia Hill

    All four cards are FABULOUS Anita!! I’m really loving your graphic and masculine card with all the semi-circles and the BIG HAPPY…how fun is that??!! And the bitty burst cards are so pretty and what a difference just changing the colors makes in all 3 cards! You’re definitely going to be bringing smiles to 4 faces when these cards get sent out! Take care my friend. Hugs. :0)

  3. sandie

    Wonderful to see you creating and 4 cards at that! Adore the geometric look of the first and the colours and wow to the burst card, adore the colours of course! And fab to see it used in different ways-sending hugs

  4. Jeanne

    These cards look terrific, Anita! I have several turnabout stamps and need to use them! Your cards remind me how wonderful they look and how fairly quick and easy it is to create high impact cards. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  5. kimheggins

    Two simply wonderful cards Anita…just love the second one, those colors are soft and beautiful!

  6. Michele F

    You’ve conquered these turn-abouts, Anita … I have had such troubles getting them to line up… hey.. while turning about, did you do the Hokey Pokie? Maybe that’s what I am missing!
    LOve them all, but that bitty burst just sings party, and confetti to me – surely worth a celebration! xx

  7. catcraig

    Anita, your four cards are fabulously you! Cas, clean and smile inducing. So happy to see your cards. I love the smile die…I think I have that one…will have to check. Your card is inspiring and I might just have to case the design!

  8. conil

    What a bevy of fun turnabouts. Love the varied, colorful circles and that sentiment is one of my old favorites even though, sadly, W&W is now defunct. And the variables seem endless with the dotty set…as you’ve, most beautifully, proved for the other set. All lovely.

  9. Lori Turner

    Love the dotty cards – very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge again this week xoxoxo

  10. Bobby 'Barbara' Hagen

    I resisted turn-abouts for quite a while, Anita, and these are two that escaped me. The first one is definitely graphic and citrus-y in its color combination. The Burst is a good name as I can see motion when I look at the other cards. It’s great when the same stamp will give you such variety.

  11. Carol Steedman

    What a lovely collection of cards, Anita and I particularly love your variations on the confetti card. I have a turnabout stamp but I haven’t tried yet because I don’t have the template thingy. You have encouraged me to get it sorted and have a go!
    Hope you are well and take care.
    Carol x

  12. Lisa Elton

    You are a wiz at those turn about stamps Anita, these are full of fun! I like the bright colors on your first one, but those itty bitty dots make me smile!

  13. TK

    Fabulous cards – each in its own rite! Love the color combos and fun that all of these invoke! Hope you are staying safe and well also :o)

  14. lollthompson

    Wonderful set of cards Anita. LOVE the graphic design with the fun mix of colours. Could be used for either masculine or feminine. And your three Bitty Burst cards are awesome. Love the fun design, so pretty in all colour combinations. xx

  15. djkardkreations

    It’s so great to see you playing, Anita, and you’ve really given us lots of joy and inspiration in one post! I’ve got two left thumbs when it comes to the turnabout, but I can do a mean “…Put your left foot in, put your left foot out, put your left foot in, and shake it all about. Do the hokey pokey and turn yourself about!” Oh, sorry. Quaranteebrain! I love your smile and hello confetti concoctions in every color! But that first graphic design blew my mind! What a lot of precise stamping and attention that design required and I love that you went the extra mile with the glossification! Bravo!! Take care and keep on keeping safe! LYAMYMA! EOC! Hugs, Darnell

  16. Rosemary D

    fabulous set of cards, anita! every single one of them will put a smile on someone’s face!

  17. Mac Mable

    Such graphic and contemporary looking cards and the turnabouts look amazing and fun. The bitty cards are wonderful and I love all the colour combinations on all your your fabulous cards. Tons of inspiration too…..Thank you x.

  18. LeAnne Pugliese

    Those turnabout stamps are amazing!! A little labor-intensive, but the results are definitely worth it! Those little color bursts are fun and certainly made ME smile! Thanks for playing with our challenge at the Paper Players this week!

  19. Joanne James

    Fabulous cards Annie – those turnabouts look really interesting and I love the smile diecut as the focal point. Thanks for making me smile over at The Paper Players this week!

    1. Joanne James

      Apologies I meant Anita – typing too quickly and thinking of a million and one things – please forgive my faux-pas!

  20. Jeanne H

    So fun seeing your turn-a-bouts and love how you made a round one into a rectangular card on the first one. Stay well, my friend. Hugs.

  21. Stamps-N-Lingers

    What a wonderful group of cards, Anita – I love that SMILE die cut with the fun confetti around and behind it. Very fun and good for a smile, for sure! Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at The Paper Players! 🙂

  22. lostinpaper

    Looks like you had some fun here today Anita, I had my jig out the other day but ended up creating something else…. maybe I should get it out again lol. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  23. Kara

    Fantastic Turnabout cards, Anita! I love all of your thought out color combinations and the glossy treatments too! I will always remember you showing us how to use these Turnabouts at our lovely time at the lake! I miss you and hope you are doing well!

  24. Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens

    Love this turnabout semi circle you have used for the background as well as the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at The male Room, crafty hugs,Clarissa

  25. momentsofcrafting

    Great colour combinations really make these great cards pop, Anita! I love the turn around idea – must try it again soon! It is a shame W&W folded! Love their big die cuts!! Have a good one! 🙂

  26. Granne

    Love the colorcombination with a touch of glossy and bold sentiment. Thank you so much for joining us in our Sentiment in focus challenge at The Male Room. I hope you’ll join our new “In the Garden” challenge also.

  27. Claire A

    Fab masculine card Anita – I really should play along with some of those challenges. I am loving those semi circle stamps, especially the glossy parts. Your other cards are bursts of confetti fun. Amazing how varied they look in the different colours!

  28. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Those sure are fun! I especially like the first one with those wonderful colors. They go so well together and create a cheerful background.

  29. BarbGhig

    I could have sworn I left love for your beautiful cards…so glad I checked 🙂
    I really love the horizontal stripes behind your single bloom (I would love to CASE it sometime if it’s ok with you)! Your garden of flowers is absolutely gorgeous too, Anita! Such lovely summer colors and perfect execution! Barb xx

  30. Gerrina

    I’m trying to do more blogrounds, but for some reason I hadn’t seen any of your posts…don’t know why, but seems that some that I follow just didn’t pop up in my blogroll the last weeks. Now that I now that is the case, I make an extra round to see all the beautiful work I have missed.
    And I missed a lot; Like the colours you used for the dots; the cards look so light and festive! And glad you are exploring more by using coloured bases. Hugs, Gerrina


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