Thursday, 8 October 2009

Folds for Daring Cardmaker and Kraft for Allsorts

Over at Daring Cardmakers, one of my favourite challenge blogs, the dare this week is 'folds'. It's ages since I made a tri-shutter card, and after faffing around with this one I remembered why....... ! I played around with the folding, because I wanted the bottom central strip to fold over the front when it was closed, and to perch a Tilda on the side. If you play around, there are a lot of variations on the folds for this card.
I went to visit a crafty buddy Phyllis today, and she had had the brilliant idea of using Tildas to perch on one of these cards, so of course I could feel a scraplift coming on as I looked at it. Thanks Phyllis. Unfortunately, she won't start a blog, which is a great shame as her work is fabulous
Back to the card, I made the base from brown cardstock, and used various coordinating papers from a Martha Stewart stack to line all the little boxes

The colours are a bit off, their faces aren't orange in real life - it's the flash
The ribbon is a dark brown felt I picked up in the dollar bin at Michaels, and the 'brads' are card candy from Craftwork cards in the UK
and here's what the card looks like closed.
do a search for tri-shutter cards and there are quite a few you tube videos out there
The sentiment is stampin up - a bit twee, but it was the right size for the space! Believe me, whoever gets this will be one of my special mates, I don't faff around this much for just anybody :)


Next, a brand new challenge for me, Allsorts. I have seen loads of great stuff on this site, but have just never had the time to play before now. Their theme for this week is Kraft, so I made this...........


The kraft is actually a torn kraft envelope, the gorgeous giraffe (Rubber Cottage)was stamped in black and clear embossed, then coloured with chalks. I ran a tag through a corrugator thingy after stamping a few leaves on it
The papers are by MAMBI








Tomorrow is a bit of a craft fest, I am going to join a group of buddies for a session, but first it will be up to the pool for a swim, it's still reaching record high temperatures here. Please don't hate me, all my UK pals....
So I'll be back on Friday, Polkadoodles day







34 comments:

  1. I love sentiment on your tri fold card...it turned out awesome,your coloring is so good.

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  2. oh love the folding card!! Especially the sides where she is sitting.

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  3. That tri fold card is amazing WOW! I love the giraffe image and your use os "kraft" on the second card, thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing kindness with me! Beth aka BR-T

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  4. Two beautiful cards Enfys, Love how you have folded the Tri-shutter card, not seen it done like that before.

    hugs
    Kaye x

    ps. enjoy your swim.

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  5. gorgeous cards en, love them both, mo says he needs that giraffe!!! lol!!!
    p.s. brrrrrrr, its sooo cold this morning ,send us some sunshine hun!!!

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  6. Hi Enfys
    Love both your cards, especially love the corrugated tag.
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
    Enjoy your swim.
    Take care
    Debs xx

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  7. Wow two fabulous cards!
    Gorgeous colours and love your designs and details!
    Have a wonderful time with your friends!
    hugs
    kim x

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  8. Hi hun, your Tilda card is awesome! I will pop back later for a proper explore of your blog but just wanted to say a big thank you for your kind comments on my Snowglobe card. I'm following you now. Hugs, Squirrel xx

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  9. what beautiful cards - as ever. Tri shutters are a bit of a faff but well worth it I think! I love the idea of the girl sitting oin the edge. Thanks for being daring this week

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  10. love the tri-fold and oh that giraffe is wonderful. Hugs

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  11. Hi Sweetie what a little stunner love this card.
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  12. Tilda looks fabby on the tri fold card and a cute giraffe on the other- hope the weather not too hot for you but then you could just stay inside and craft
    AllisonX

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  13. Two fabulous creations Enfys, wow! The folded card looks very complicated but was well worth the effort...... it looks amazing!!
    Hugs Tara xx

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  14. Love the folding card nice colours you used.The giraffe is so sweet.
    bye bye,Lean

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  15. Two fab cards Enfys.The top one looks way too complicated though.I'd be faffing quite a bit myself I fear....lol
    Cass xxx

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  16. Super cute cards Enfys. I always struggle with the fancy-folded cards and end up never completing one. But your's turned out great.

    Hugs,
    Kristina

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  17. love the tri fold that is one design I havent tried yet
    love the giraffe
    thanks for stopping by my blog means alot
    Hugs
    Norine

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  18. Gorgeous cards, love the tri-fold and the colour combo is one of my faves :)

    Vanessa.

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  19. Loving your folded card, have never tried one but will someday lol. Love the little tilda perced and seated, so cute.

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  20. what an amazing tilda card ~just gorgeous!! and what a charming giraffe image for your second card!!
    vanessa xx

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  21. Hi Enfys

    Tw p great cards, the tri fold looks difficult but a super result. Probably shouldnt say this, but makes me think of Smarties, think it's those brads and orange ones being my favourite - they definately taste diffeent to the rest !

    Your Kraft card is also great, love the design.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    Thanks for joining us at llsorts this week - and spreading the word.

    B x

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  22. Amazing cards as always En, I love the giraffe!!

    Wedding plans are coming along nicely thanks, just sticking them to the back burner so I can play with cards!! ha ha

    Take care
    Love kate xx

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  23. Fabulous cards and I just love your tri-fold card. Love the sentiment too. Thanks for joining in with DCM this week.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  24. Ohhhh this is the sweetest card ever!!! need my adress!!lol
    thanks for stopping by my blog I know you are one busy lady!!!
    hugs
    Brenda

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  25. Hey En! What a lovely card. I love the way tri-folds look when they're finished. It's just gettin them finished, and making sure you have the right stuff on the right surface. I've had to take them all apart before! lol TFS, and enjoy your day.

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  26. Oh I forgot, that Giraffe sure has some lovely lashes!

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  27. This is a fantastic card love the shape, but I do love the natural feel to your entry for this weeks Allsorts challenge I love giraffes they are so elegant

    thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

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  28. Fab cards. That shutter card is just perfect, I love the way you've added all the details.

    UK Weather Report for you: sunny and bright, but getting chillier!

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  29. Both cards are great but I LOVE LOVE Love your shutter card! The colors are perfect! I tried one of these and ended up trashing it because I couldn't get it right!

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  30. swimming and crafting..it doesn't get much better than that....BTW I made the Halloween wreath you posted and LOVE it. I will put up pics soon.
    enjoy you fun filled day.

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  31. Hiya Enfys

    gorgeous creations, the folds on that card are fantastic, and so effective. love the giraffe

    Joey.x

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  32. your giraffe card is fabulous and i am soooo loving that adorable fold card! the colors you used just make it pop right out! gorgeous girly!

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  33. Your folded card is amazing Enfys, I wouldn't be able to part with it after all that work. I love how Tilda is siting on all the different parts.
    I'm very envious of your warm weather Enfys, although we can't complain, it's not too bad here!
    Enjoy your crafty weekend.

    Lisax

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Enfys x