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Friday 30 September 2011

Fancy Folds

Good morning everyone! Goodness me, I haven't been posting for two entire weeks! I'm doing a grueling teaching schedule at work at the moment, so didn't have that much time to craft. I have however been keeping track of all the wonderful comments I received on some of my previous cards, thank you very much for taking the time to let me know what you think of my little creations! :)

Anyway, enough babbling, it's that time again: a new Card Makin' Mamas Challenge! This time we are challenging you to do some FANCY FOLDING. We'd love to see you participating! We are being sponsored by Crafty Sentiment Designs, they have some gorgeous images and we were lucky enough to be able to work with some of them for the DT examples.

I took the opportunity to get started on our moving house cards, we are moving in a couple of months and I thought it would be nice to make real cards to send our new address out instead of the boring standard ones:

This type of card is called a spring card, my first one ever! It was great fun to do a slightly different card, although because I stuck the spring on the base card the finished card has a slightly unusual shape and it would be difficult to find a good envelope for it. Never mind, my parents will be at our place this weekend, I'm thinking of giving it to them :)

* Champagne coloured base card
* Crafty Sentiment design digi ('Bird House')
* Home-made computer generated sentiment
* First Edition Up Up and Away Glittery DPs
* Flora Doodles Primary Colours Flowers
* Silver peeloffs from my stash

* 4 Crafty Chicks (Anything Goes)
* Anything Goes (Anything Goes)
* Bows and Berries (Glitter)
* City Crafter Challenge (Scraplift the card; I've used the bird theme)
* Crafty Boots (Things with Wings)
* Ladybug Crafts (Fancy Folds and/or Fall)
* Cute Card Tuesday (Animal Crackers)
* For Fun Challenge (Show us warmth; To me a bird house spells spring!)
* Fussy and Fancy (Try a new technique; Spring card)
* Incy Wincy (Fancy Folds)

I'm putting the finishing touches on a birthday card at the moment, I will probably be able to post that come Sunday, so see you then!


  1. Oh i love the design of this card - really fun! And what a great way to announce your new address, Fab little birdhouse
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
    Lisa x

  2. Wowzers, awesome card. Love the fold and your wonderful design.

  3. So lovely thank you for playing along at CCCB

  4. such a beautiful card, love the image!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    Have a great weekend, Debxx

  5. Such an awesome card, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  6. So pretty! Thanks for entering at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.

  7. Lovely card, I like the contrast with the colours you have used.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


  8. beautiful. Thanks for playing along on fOr fun.

  9. Adorable card! thank you for joining us at CCT

  10. Wonderful layout and inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  11. This spring cardis new one to me, looks great trace x

  12. Very sweet looking card. Thanks for joining us over at For Fun this week.
    Love n hugs

  13. Spring is for sure getting warmer! Congrats on the new house.

    Thanks for going "warm" with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you on Wednesday when the new challenge is posted!

  14. I just love the shape of you easel card.. Sooo cute.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  15. So pretty and fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CCCB!

  16. Hi Ciska - what a wonderful creation! I love spring cards... Thanks so much for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges.... I hope you'll join us again!
    hugs and blessings,

  17. Hi Ciska, such a pretty card, thanks for joining us at FOR FUN this week, hope you play along again soon.
    Hugs, Ali x

  18. Super fun fold!! Thanks so much for playing with Bows and Berries!

  19. I am so much impressed with the shape of card that make it differ from ordinary cards.
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