Monday, 11 October 2010

Crafty Cardmakers spotlight - fancy folds

 

It's time for a new spotlight challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and this fortnight our spotlight is on 'fancy folds'... mine's not especially fancy, but I kept changing my mind what fold I should do, and eventually just had to get on and make one, so this is what I ended up with!  It's quite simple to make - just make two 5" square (or whatever size you want) cards and stick them together, so the middle section has 2 layers.  The full length pic isn't very good, so I've added a close up below too.

The super cute little penguin image is from Di's Digi Downloads, available here.  I've coloured him with promarkers and used koh-i-noor pencils blended with sansador for the sky.  I added loads of glamour dust and also used glossy accents on the baubles to make them shine, but that doesn't show up very well in the pic.  The papers are Dovecraft, with bazzill cardstock, ribbon from my stash.  The snowflakes were cut with a cuttlebug die and then smothered in glamour dust and finished off with some card candy centres.

I'm also entering my card for the following challenges:

41 comments:

amanda stokes said...

Hi!
I love tri-fold cards and this is soo cute! :)
Cute image and fab paper's, love your colouring too
hugs amanda xx

bosenberries said...

Great card Lisa! Love your colouring and your card has great sparkle! Thanks for joining us at My Parnter in Crafting Crime, Robin

Lindsey said...

Totally yummy card! Love this penguin! Your papers and colouring are scrummy too and the sparkle looks fab
Linds x

Renate´s Stempelwelt said...

wow a very nice christmas card, so nice motive :-) it looks so cute.

Thanks for joining HANNA&FRIENDS.
LG Renate

Lizzy xx said...

WOW I'm luvin this hun it's gorgeous...fab colouring xx Lizzy xx :)

Lori said...

I love this Lisa, it's so fantastic, the blue sky around the penguin is perfect!

Scrapaddict said...

Your card is too, too cute! Thanks for playing Simple Doodles!

Ann said...

I absolutely love this - don't care if the folds are all singing and all dancing they are definitely really effective. I love the way the two outer parts lead the eye in to the cutest penguin ever. A great card.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Donna said...

Stunning card Lisa, such a fab design and a really cute penguin...I love the fab festive colours :) Donna x

Kathleen said...

Fantastic card. I like the papers. cute image.
Kathleen x

Cec said...

Fabulous card. Love the papers and the special treatments to make your image pop. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
Hugs!
Cec

fi's cards and crafts said...

wow Lisa...this is fab!! love the DP and colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week and hope to see you next week.

Fi

Faye said...

Fancy folds scare me. This is fantastic, love the design and that penguin is sooooooooooo sweet! xxx

melsanford said...

What a cute little penguin! Love those papers. Fab card! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

coops said...

stunning card lisa.love the card shape and a super cute image with fabulous sparkle :D

xx coops xx

starcyl said...

Good to see something just a little bit different and that penguin is so cute.

Jenny x

Claire x said...

I love this card and think its great as a fancy fold. Love the cute little penguin too. Hugs, Claire x

Debs M x said...

gorgeous image and those bp's are lush! x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Lisa
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at Delightful Challenges,
hugs Dianne xx

Vixx handmade cards said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Lisa!, love the tri-fold and the image is soooo cute!
Hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
wow fabulous card, luv the fold, gorgeous ickle image, great colouring luv all the sparkle, sue,x

Sheila said...

Fabulous fancy fold card Lisa! Such a sweet image and the eye goes straight to him - clever touch there, Sheila:)X

Jack said...

this is gorgeous, and that glamour dust really makes it sparkle. xx

Eiglas said...

Fabulous fold-card Lisa - and your colouring is wionderful - I thought it was a printed topper at first!
Really cute!
Hugs
Ei
x

Sharon Caudle said...

Fantastic card! Love that cute little penguin! Thanks so much for joining us at Delightful Challenges, and hope to see you back again!
hugs, Sharon

Rachel said...

Beautiful card!! thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges.
hugs,
Rachel

Sandra said...

Beautiful card...such a fun image and coloured perfectly!....

Take care
San x

debby4000 said...

Lisa this is gorgeous, wonderful sweet image and beautiful details.
luv
Debby

Max said...

EEEK! He is such a cutie! Love your colouring and the addition of glamour dust. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx
Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Manuela said...

Stunning card! ♥ I love that sweet penguin that you've used. :)

Thanks for joining us at Hanna & Friends this week. ^_^

Hugs,
ⓂⒶⓃⓊⒺⓁⒶ

Irene said...

What a fabulous card with such gorgeous design papers and your sweet penguin. I love the snowflakes and glammar dust.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.

irene
Bah!Humbug!

Jennifer said...

This is great Lisa. Love the fold and all the detail xx Jenny xx

Louise said...

Fabulous card, love the sprkley snow. Thanks for playing along with us at Delightful Challenges.

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Lisa i love the cute image and papers. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Whisper said...

Oh what a sweetie, Luv Sam x

Kiki said...

Such a gorgeous christmas card!!!

Thanks for joining us at Hanna & Friends.

Hugs, Kiki

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lisa this is absolutely gorgeous those the card fold looks the biz and I adore that image this ios wonderful work.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Made by Mandy said...

Yummy papers and a gorgeous image. Love the sparkle :)

Love the new look on your blog, that image with the cake on the side is cool, is it a digi image?

Hope the classes are going well xxx

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

What a great card!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes.

Hugs,
Wendy

Pattie said...

Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes for our Change of Seasons challenge!

Tip Top said...

Lovely card! Thank you for entering the Simple Doodles challenge - hope you can join us again next time!