Saturday, December 21, 2013

9th and 10th Days of Christmas.

Day 9 of my 12 days of Christmas challenge. I had a sort through the different folds you can make for a card and came up with a Gate Fold for this card. I didn't use a tutorial just  folded a blank card to the correct shape by laying the blank down flat and bringing the outside edges into the middle and creasing with  a bone folder.
So here we have:

On the Ninth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me 9 Ladies Dancing.

All papers and images used are from Free Vintage Digital Stamps.
Dies used are  Spellbinders  'Rose Creations' and 'Romantic Rectangles'.
Gold and silver  pearlised paper used for backing and printing on.
Gems and ribbon from stash.
Flowers given a sprinkling of Glamour Dust.
And here are the ladies . Perfect footwork!
Image as stated above and coloured using Promarkers and Graph'it pens.
Bows, bracelets and belts given a coating of  Glamour Dust to sparkle.
Entering into the following challenges:
My Craft Creations: Anything goes.
Love to Create #96: Anything goes.
Aud Sentiments #96: Christmas.
The Crafters Cafe #42: Make it sparkle.
Creative Belli #185: Christmas.
Sister Act #38: Anything goes.
Stamping For The Weekend: Anything goes.
Brown Sugar: Anything goes.
Paper Parade #10: Christmas projects.
Crafts and Me #143: Anything goes.
Next up is:
Ten Lords a Leaping.
I resorted to using  a favourite shape an easel card. Again I didn't use a tutorial just took two card blanks  shaped one into the correct folds and cut the other in half to adhere to the front to create the easel. Easy peasy.  I deliberated over the image to use for the Lords but kept coming back time and time again to this one  and in the end went with my gut feeling and am glad I did as I think the result works well.
So I give you:
On the Tenth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me Ten Lords a Leaping.
Image from Antique Graphique.
Christmas papers by KaiserCraft free with Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.
Die cut  Spellbinders 'Majestic Elements'
Ribbon , pearls and flower petals from stash.
Inside view of easel card.
Entering into the following challenges:
Fitztown challenges: Easel Card.
Bearly Mine: Anything goes.
Stamp 'n' Doodle: Anything goes.
Charisma Cardz #49: Anything goes.
Stampin with The Dragon: Last minute Christmas.
Crafty Hazelnuts #156: Last minute cards not shown yet.
Sweet Stamps: Easel card.



Merry said...

Two wonderful cards….love those paper roses on that first card and terrific dancing ladies. The image on the second card is great.

Kathleen said...

Another set of crackers, or is that you!!!??

Kath x

Sally H said...

Two stunners, Mrs A! Love the music paper and the ladies dancing are fabulous. Your lords a leaping are brilliant too. We did the 12 days of Karate moves at class last night - might explain why I ache from head to foot today, lol!

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Fantastic! Love the paper you've used on both cards! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog (FCB) and hope to see you again. Good luck!

FCB DT Coordinator

Sandra H said...

Wow Mrs A ....Both cards are stunning brilliant papers used on both love the gate fold and the easel card layouts and the images are just fab.....Wishing you and yours a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2014 xx

Di said...

Oh so clever Mrs A! LOVE both cards - hope you remembered to keep one of those leapin' Lords for me. Preferably one with a zimmer frame.

Hugs, Di xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Your dancing ladies are very pretty and I really like your image choice for the lords. Keep 'me coming. Assuming you have space in your house to craft... X

scrappymo! said...

Love the musical score paper behind the ladies dancing! The glamour dust loos beautiful.

The second card has a fabulous image...that Lord leaping looks great!

Blossom Cards said...

what a lovely card thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel DT

downrightcrafty said...

how beautiful thank you for playing along with us at the Winter Wonderland, Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to you
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

Catherine said...

Your cards are so lovely Valery Anne ! Love the flowers on the first one ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Brenda in IN said...

Love them both. Love your ingenuity in making these cards.

Karen Petitt said...

Two more stunning cards Mrs A - have really enjoyed seeing your beautiful creations for this self imposed challenge. Fabulous inspiration you have been giving us Mrs! xx

Donna K said...

Love both of your designs! Your ladies dancing are lovely and the lords a leaping card is wonderful! Great job with the easel challenge. Thanks for sharing at ~Merry Christmas!

MaryH said...

Yep, both are gorgeous. Love the music background, and had a chuckle with your easy-peasy comment. Easel folds are not E.P. for me! One of my New Year resolutions shall be:Learn to make one. Glad you stayed with your instincts on Lords, because it was definitely the spirit of the song. Loved those pretty dancing ladies too, against the music background. Big Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you & your loved ones too. So glad I had your encouragement this past year. Such fun in the playground too. Looking forward to more of that in 2014. You & Pixie have to get your backs fixed up...I want to hear some more adventures next year. Hugs & TFS

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful!!! Thank you for joining us in the Challenge at the Parade Your Crafts Blog

Liz McGuire, said...

Brilliant, totally brilliant.

Hope you have a great Christmas and all the best for 2014,

Liz x

Hettie said...

Must be a madhouse in your house! Nowt new there then ey!
Gorgeous cards there Mrs A.
Do you need some Welsh Hens to go with your menagerie? They are rather wet and could use your airing cupboard again!

Hazel said...

Beautiful cards, Mrs A- thanks for sharing your Christmas card for CHNC 156 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too.

Bonnie said...

The ladies are dancing so prettily! Watch they don't run off with the Lords a leaping! Do you suppose the sight of those dancing ladies is making the Lords a bit jumpy?

cm said...

Leaping lords and dancing ladies - brilliant and absolutely lovely! You are quite the clever crafter - and soooo delightful! Your comments on my wee efforts truly add sparkle to my day!

Greta said...

These are great! I love the papers & the leaping lord image--wonderful creations!

Billie A said...

Great gate fold card. I do not do these often enough. I will have to do this again. I like the way yours is done. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. Merry Christmas.

Sue said...

Fab Mrs A here with my DT hat on huggles Sue xxxx for SDD

Pat K said...

Fabulous cards. Thanks for playing along with us at the Belli Challenge, Pat K

The Little Stamper said...

What a beautiful card, great design and perfect for our Anything Goes challenge. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine and hope to see you again soon.

Sharon x

Unknown said...

Lovely cards!
Thank you for sharing your project with us at Love to Create Challenges.
Wishing Safe, Happy & Prosperous New Year!
Ruza, LTC Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Creations by Shirl said...

Simply adorable! Thanks for playing along at Stamp n Doodle challenge!

Annette said...

Two lovely cards!
Thank you for joining at the SweetStamps challenge this week with your card!
Hugs Annette

Annette said...

Sorry, I meant this MONTH'S challenge :P