Friday, 18 November 2016

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #177 A different Fold or Shape of Card

Hi there I am so excited to be hosting this challenge , I like to start with a blank piece of card and then with some ink, paint, stamps or dies create  a card or piece of altered art. I always love it when someone asks 'How did you do that?'
So for my Challenge I am asking you to make a card which is a different fold or shape of card .... there are so many out there: gatefold, stepper, zig zag, accordion, popups but  it does not have to be complicated ... just a bit different from what we normally make. Here is my offering:

It is actually a very simple card to make, I just started with an 8x8 card blank I scored and folded the front down the centre and folded it back on itself. Then used an embossing folder on 2 slightly smaller squares of pearl card, I put one piece onto the inside of the card and split the second one in half to put on the outside and inside of the folded front (it is just makes it easier to get it around the folded front)
Then I cut 2 large lacey circles , I glued one to the folded front overhanging at the front edge and then carefully matched up the second circle sticking it to the inside of the card, so that when the card is closed it is hidden, hope this picture makes it clearer

That was the basic shaped card made, then all that was left to do was to decorate the outside and inside.
Here are the flowers I made:

This card is for my only niece who is getting married tomorrow 19th November. Her Mum (my sister) told me that she will be carrying a posy made out of wheat, red berries and vintage roses, Meg likes rustic vintage so I was not surprised.  I managed to find some heads of dried Canary Grass instead of wheat and even the 3 dragonflies will mean something special to her on her special day.
By the time you are reading this I will have sent it to her with all my love for their future together.

I hope you will join us in this Challenge which is being sponsored by 'Wild Orchid' who sell the most beautiful handmade paper flowers. Remember it  does not have to be complicated sometimes the best ideas are the simple ones and after all Crafting is about relaxing and having fun. You can find out more about how to enter here. My team mates and I look forward to seeing what you make
Bye for now Annie xxx


  1. Morning Annie, I love your card and what a great theme...I am really looking forward to seeing all the entries...I am sure the happy couple will treasure this for ever as it is just perfect....
    Have a lovely weekend....hugs to Jasper

  2. Annie, this is a stunning card! Your niece will totally love and cherish it forever I am sure! All the pretty details and the colors are very gorgeous!!

  3. Oh Annie this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Sure to be treasured!

  4. WOW Annie!! clean and elegant...your embellishments are gorgeous...beautifully designed dear Annie...your niece will absolutely LOVE this card!!! Wishing you a most wonderful weekend Annie!
    Take care,

  5. Annie, this is stunning, I saw it on the challenge blog and had to pop over and see how you made it. Do you mind if I try this one...cheers, xx {aNNie}

    1. thanks, aussie aNNie would love you to make one, after all crafting is all about sharing xx