Thursday, December 19, 2013

8 Maids a Milking.

Day 8 of my 12 days of Christmas challenge to myself. Getting to be a tad complicated  now putting all the images onto one card so this called for my thinking cap to go on and to come up with a multipage card design.
This one is a combination of an accordian style from splitcoast stampers and one I found on You Tube by SuzanneLily.
So I give you:

On the Eighth day of Christmas my True love gave to me Eight Maids a Milking.

I used (4) 120cm square card blanks and scored 2 at 60cm opposite fold to card.
Die is Spellbinders  'Majestic Elements'.
Sentiment generated in word.
Ribbon and pearls from stash.

The first accordian fold .
Digi from Cuddly Buddly by Barbara Anne Williams
Coloured using Graph'it pens & pearlescent chalks.
Papers are from  Hot Off The Press 'Forever Christmas cards paper stack ' a mag freebie.
Green check paper a snippet left over from a Nov 2011 project.

2nd accordian fold.
Aerial shot showing how the cards are attached to one another.

I know you are going to ask me

So on the back is:...............

Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Boots: Christmas creations.
Eureka Stamps challenge #70: It's starting to look.
Kaboodle Doodles #102: Christmas colours.
Crafty Creations #253: Anything goes.
Addicted To Stamps #76: Anything goes.
Crafty Catz #211: Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #103: Use up your snippets. (Yes Miss).
Whoopsi Daisy: Anything Christmas.
That Craft Place: Christmas.
Christmas Card Challenge #3: Make words the focal point.


  1. Oh my heavens you have outdone yourself with this one. The cream on the top is the cow. Creative Joy Dear...

  2. Wow....did I say WOW! You captured it! What will tomorrow bring? Great job!

  3. You always come up with clever solutions. Fabulous work, Val. It is getting more difficult, isn't it, as the numbers increase! ? Your little maids are so pretty.
    Sue xxx
    Really great project Val!

  4. BRILLIANT Mrs A!! Love the maids and the cow is just the perfect surprise.

    Make mine a milk shake please :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  5. This is so clever Mrs A, fantastic card and the cow is a brilliant addition! Cathy x

  6. Wow, what a fabulous card, great shape. Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  7. Wow! I can see how the accordian fold is needed now!
    Great card...and I love that you added the cow!

  8. Gorgeous creation...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  9. Only one word: brilliant...x 100000! You are rocking your self-imposed challenge!!

  10. This is getting more and more amazing! Love that you didn't forget the cow!

  11. Fabulous card and I love how you've coloured your milk maids. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  12. Clever, very clever. You do realise you're going to be well and truly round the twist by the time you finish this little self imposed challenge! Bwaahaaahaaa!


  13. You are amazing! The Spellbinder is beautiful--I love this one!

  14. This is just genius!! I love the way you put this together and the cow was just too flippin' cute! Brilliant creation!

  15. Wow! That is brilliant, what fabulous details. It's so pristine and not what I was expecting but that is why it is so good! xx

  16. Lovely take on our challenge this week!
    Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles!

  17. That's a really clever way to get all the maids on. And I love the cow idea too. I can see where I get my brilliant problem solving and mad humour skillz from! ;-) xx

  18. Great card!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards Challenges this week and Merry Christmas!
    Monica - CCC DT

  19. This is awesome, what a great idea! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  20. Oh, my, this is my most favorite one yet, Mrs. A. You are really clever and artistic, in case no one has ever told you!! Holiday Hugs! Darnell

  21. You are so very this design. This certainly gave me a smile.

  22. Beautiful !! Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge.
    Hugs, Marjan

  23. Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations for our "Anything Goes" challenge. I hope you had an opportunity to hop over to the other blogs for a chance to win prizes there too. Happy New Year and we are looking forward to seeing you in 2014.

  24. What an incredible card! Such beautiful work. Thanks for playing along with the Eureka! Stamps Challenge.


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