Saturday, 14 May 2011

Fancy Fold or what?

Finally!!!! I hope blogger is going to bring back my previous post!!
I for one am glad it isn't Friday 13th again - boy did I have a bad one - only thing is I can't discuss it here but suffice to day it has something to do with my job. 
Anyway enough of the cryptic chatter on with my triple easel card. I worked out how to do this fairly quickly but couldn't think what images I wanted to use. Eventually my mojo kicked in and I came up with a sentiment as the focal point - from one of Sheena's Little bit Sketchy range - Best Friend Swirls. I have used the swirls in the background and on the die cuts, in the background too.
Here is a closeup of the centre............

I stamped the image and swirls with TH Distress Inks, then distressed the edges in the same colour (Blue China). The butterflies are from an Aspects of Design set called Flitters and Flutters. I used Sheenas Wow EP that I bought at the NEC last year - a lovely glitter turqouise shade. The flowers were made with the Marianne Creatable - Ribbon Floral #1 with a gem brad at the centre.

So what do you think? I have managed to find a few challenges to enter!

Let's Ink It Up - 3D Flower and sentiment (no digis),

Creatalicious Challenge - Flourishes,

Totally Gorjuss - Not a Square,

Daring Cardmakers - Darling bugs of May,

Stamp Something - Anything Goes,

Delightful Sketches - Flowers,

Moving Along with the Times - 2 B's (brads and butterflies),

Rainbow Lady Challenge - Texture,

Dutch Dare - Winged Things,

Everybody Art - Flowers,

Tuesday Throwdown - Die Cuts,

Paper Playtime - Tall or long card,

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes,

Design Dollies - Time to fold it together, and,

One Stitch at a Time - Fancy Folds.

Have a great weekend.



Brenda Brown said...

Wow a fabulous multi fold card and great images. I love the monochromatic look too.
Thanks for joining in our 2B's challenge at MAWTT we are so pleased you have shared this with us.
If you pop over to my own blog you could stand a chance of winning more prizes
Click the give-away picture in the sidebar.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow what a beautiful card .. love the flowers and the gorgeous soft blue
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Rainbow Lady said...

Perfect card. I would be delighted to receive it. Thanks so much Love Cynthia x

Sharon Peele said...

Wow beautiful job on your card!! I love your distressing!! makes it all stand out!!! Thanks so much for joining us at LIIU and good luck!!!

Scrapamum said...

Gorgeous card, and those folds are FANCY!!! Thanks for playing along with the Design Dollies.

Marjo said...

Love the design, thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

xoxo Marjo

CraftyC said...

Its gorgeous Ali. Love the folders and beautiful colours on this. Hope everything is ok at work

cheryl said...

oh wow this is stunning gosh the detail in this is just amazing
bless you for playing at creatalicious this month love hugs cheryl xxxxx

melsanford said...

Oh wow! This is beautiful! Love the beautiful sentiment and the sparkle on the butterflies - stunning! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Gail Is This Mutton? said...

Great multi fold card, the turquoise colour & sparkle look amazing

Unknown said...

Hi hun,
Wow what a fabulous card. Love the sentiment and the monochromatic look, just gorgeous.
Off to email you now.
Dawn xx

Liz McGuire, said...

This is stunning, looks really complex,

Liz x

Amy Tidd said...

The detail in your designs is fantastic!! Stunning! Amyxx

Sarah said...

Fabulous blue colour - and the flowers are great. Nice work...with lots of careful detail.
Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp & Show.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card and so clever to work it out. Love the soft colouring and the detail. Thanks for playing along at Totally Gorjuss. Hope to see you back on Saturday. Marianne x (I have a little candy).

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, love the folds its fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Candy C said...

Beautiful cards!!! So elegant! The blues against the white is so lovely. Thanks for sharing them with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Lynda said...

It's a beautiful card and looks quite complicated to make! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Pattie G said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors too. Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.

Hugs ♥

starcyl said...

Some great cards this week and this is no exception, beautifully executed too. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jenny x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Love the flowers, very elegant.

Cec said...

These fancy easel cards are cropping up all over blogland right now but this by far one of the nicest I have seen. I love the shape and the beautiful sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Claire said...

Wow beautiful card! I love the stamps you've used and that sparkly ep is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

DesignerDiva said...

WOW this is a very fancy fold! I've never seen one like it before.
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for Brenda's BB challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

wendipooh13 said...

wonderful cards and sooo pretty!!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with the Dollies!!!!

Denise Pustelniak said...

Oh Ali, just LOVE it! I spy another one I like also!

Debs said...

Beautiful card - love the style and the colours is gorgeous.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
{{Debs}} xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

What a gorgeous "buy one get 3 free" easel card, hun! I just love the simplicity of the blue/white colour palette and the stamping is beautiful! Lovely to see you joining us at LIIU ;)) Big hugs, Joanna x

jessica said...

WOW! What a beautiful card! I have never seen a triple easel card..thanks for sharing. The colors are wonderful and the sentiment is precious! Thanks again for sharing and joining us at Paper Playtime :)

Karen Wilson said...

Oh Ali, this is beautiful!! LOVE that sentiment, it's so true. Hope everything is ok with you. TFS!!

Brenda Brown said...

HI Ali, so pleased to see you at my 2Bs challenge giveaway. Thanks for taking the time to enter and being a follower and good luck.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Val said...

This is stunning - lovely the turquoise scheme.
Thanks so much for joining the 2Bs challenge at MAWTT this week.


Elaine said...

Blimey..this is absolutely amazing! I am rubbish at making anything fancy and this looks so complicated to me but well worth all your time..truly a stunning piece of artwork.

Hugs Elaine xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Very Pretty! Awesome design.

Wishcraft said...

Wow this is beautiful! Fab design and love all your gorgeous details :o) So pleased to see you visiting my blog hun, I'll pop back and see you again soon! Lisa x

Juls said...

so stylish and elegant! Hugs Juls

Fliss said...

Wow! What a gorgeous shape card. Love the colours and the inked edges.
Thanks for playing along with the LIIU sentiment challenge and good luck!
Fliss x

Natalie Z said...

Stunning Card!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Creatalicious Challenges.

Hugs Natalie xx