Saturday, October 26, 2013

Poinsettia Joy Fold.

I have been MIA of late but have been beavering away in the background on cards and projects for swaps and DT spots. Have now been seen by the back pain clinic who have agreed that I need another 6 acupuncture sessions but can't start until authorised by my Dr so that they get funded. This has now been sorted out so just waiting to hear when the 1st session is. Wimpy has had his latest blood test done which shows that his white cell count is improving but this probably indicates that the pills for his thyroid problem were destroying his cells so waiting to hear from the vets what alternative medication he can have. Meanwhile he is eating us out of house and home.!! 
I made this Joy fold card back  in September but as it was going to Australia for a swap had to wait for it to be received before showing.
This is the front of the card folded up and held closed by the circles which are raised on foam pads
'Christmas Poinsettias' Die-Cut Toppers by Craft Creations Ltd.
Tartan DP by Raspberry Road  'Christmas Collection' pack free in a magazine.
Christmas Sentiments  DP sent to me from my good friend Barbara in USA.
Lace border punch by Martha Stewart.
Gold cardstock, red pearls and ribbon from my stash
 
The card semi opened.

 
Card fully opened with matching hand made envelope.


Entering into the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #95: Use up your snippets (paper from my friend only snippets of it left).
Christmas Card challenge #47: Flowers
ABC Challenges #50:  Use 3 shapes (corners, circles oblongs), 2pattern papers& 1 ribbon.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra #9: Anything goes Christmassy.
Perfect Sentiments #97: Poinsettia Christmas.
Aud Sentiments #92: Christmas Sentiments.
Winter Wonderland. Check this out.
A Gem of a Challenge #103: More than one fold.
52 Christmas Card Throwdown. Fancy fold cards.









32 comments:

Merry said...

So glad to hear you will start treatment soon for your back....I hope it improves. Really like how you have the joyfold card opening. I always do them sideways. Lovely work.

Debbie said...

Delightful and unusual card Mrs A, lovely image too. Hope Wimpy goes on ok and I have had acupuncture before, you should be fine with this too. Debbiex

Diane said...

Beautiful card design, the pretty image with the patterned paper are fabulous.

Hugs diane

Mary said...

Another beauty, as always I hope your back improves quickly. Poor girl. Sending good wishes Whimpy's way.

Mynnette said...

An absolutely gorgeous creation! LOVE the fabulous image and the fun fold! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

kay said...

What a gorgeous card and style. Hope the acupuncture does the job and your cat is sorted out. X

Di said...

Oooooer Mrs A, this is absolutely fabulous! LOVE the image you used for starters, and the Joy Fold style is divine. Well done you.

'Ere, I hope your back will be OK for our planned outings? If not then please don't be worried about sayin' so. Health is much more important.

Hugs, Di xx

downrightcrafty said...

a beautiful card and gorgeous check, thanks for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,really love the image and fab colours.xxx

Carol L said...

Beautiful poinsettias on this gorgeous joy-fold card! I love all the delicious details! Hopefully better days are ahead for you and the Mr! So sorry you're in pain :(

Brenda in IN said...

This is gorgeous. I've never seen a joy fold card before. I love the background paper you used. Wow! Hope you treatments help soon. Back pain is no fun and affects everything you do. Sending healing thoughts your way.

Karen Petitt said...

Happy to hear your back will be treated soon and I really hope the pain eases soon for you.
This is a beautiful card Mrs A - love the fold/shape. Looking forward to seeing your new projects soon xx

Hazel said...

Delightful card with such a beautiful image - love the poinsettia. Thanks for adding for CHNC challenge extra for October - hope to see you again soon. x

Rosie Gustafson said...

Very pretty card, love all the color and your DP. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenges. Xx Rosie

Danielle Vincent said...

This is so beautiful and such a neat fold. Love that gorgeous poinsettia. Thanks so much for joining us at both 52CCT and ABC Challenges this week.

Kimbo said...

Fabulous card - it looks so classy. Hugs to you and Wimpy and hoping you are both sorted out quickly x

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card Mrs A.
I hope you get your back sorted very soon.
Hugs
xx

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeously stunning..xx

JD/ Jill said...

This is a "Wow" card! That image is lovely and you showcased it beautifully! Great job witht the fold, it's a favorite of mine too!

susiestacey said...

Lovely traditional Christmas card.
Thank you for joining the Winter Wonderland Check It Out challenge and good luck x Susan x

susiestacey said...

Lovely traditional Christmas card.
Thank you for joining the Winter Wonderland Check It Out challenge and good luck x Susan x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Mrs A and such a fab design too, I've not made a joy fold card for years...might have to remedy that soon! I hope the acupuncture brings you some relief. I have had it to help with the pain in my knee and it's been brilliant...hope you get on OK! :) Donna ♥ x

scrappymo! said...

What a wonderful fold...Love the topper and the tartans. I love tartan at Christmas!

Glad to hear the accupuncture is funded now. It is so hard to cope with back pain as all the tasks of daily living can hurt it.
Praying the accupuncture helps and you have some relief.

Crafty hugs
Maureen

Deborah Frings said...

Wow - this is absolutely fabulous! Such pretty paper. Love the fancy fold. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Bonnie said...

This basket of poinsettias is gorgeous especially with the plaid behind it! Such pretty colors! I love the fancy fold too!

Debs said...

Beautiful traditional Christmas card - fabulous fold.
Thanks for playing along at AGOAC this week - Good luck.
Debs xx

Ruth M said...

A lovely joy fold card, it's certainly a joy to behold & beautifully festive! Thanks so much for sharing your fab fancy fold card with us at 52 C}CT! Ruth x

Sally H said...

Your card is gorgeous, Mrs A. Love the image and those papers match perfectly. It is a beautiful fold too. Hope you get quick relief from your acupuncture and it doesn't stop you scaling the racks at the NEC to get those stamps before Miss Di, lol! Thanks for your lovely comments about my video. It was my daughter's idea and she did all the technical stuff. My voice can vary though. Ex-pupils have said I can part their hair with a bellow at 50 yards!!! my moto has always been 'what I lack in stature I make up for in volume, lol!

Louise van Vuren said...

What a gorgeous creation, love how it opens up and that beautiful poinsettia. Thanks for joining in with our Fancy Fold challenge this week at 52 CCT

Louise xx

Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing your card with us at Aud Sentiments.
Good luck with your treatments.xxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a beautiful card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I really like the paid with the poinsettias. A great card again Mummy xx