Sunday, May 04, 2014

Double Z -Fold Card

Time to show another card for the Christmas Card club I have joined.
The theme this time has  been set by Karen B and is
Poinsettias .
I fancied have a go at another new card shape .
I have not done this one before and found it very easy.
The only variation I did was to add a belly band for the closure.
I  also used A4 Card so did a miner  adjustment to the fold measurements.
See I said it was easy peasy!
I used SU card stock for my base and used the tutorial above.
DP. is from Holly Hobbie's Christmas collection.
Here is the card closed with the belly band in place.
Sentiment is a Britannia word die.
The Back decorated with part of the inside digi with room for a greeting.

Digi is by Digi Darla
'Poinsettia Vase.'
They seem to have now closed as the link I had is no longer available.
Coloured with Promarkers, Pearlescent chalks and gold gel pen.

Close up of the vase of flowers.
I had to stick  a couple of fallen leaves at the base of the pot!
I use a spare piece of paper for testing the Promarker colours
but inadvertently used the card I was colouring instead and
just as I was putting the last finishing touches by filling in the vase colour too. 
No way was I colouring in the whole digi again!!!

Disaster averted.
Entering into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky #214 Christmas.
Completely Christmas #10 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #123 Use up your snippets (snippet used for sentiment.)
Christmas Card Challenge #23 No embellishments.
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra # Anything Christmas.
Crafty Hazelnut's  Patterned Paper #  Must use patterned paper on front of card.


  1. Wow, this is gorgeous!! I think this fold is one I would like to try at some stage. Lovely image and papers too. Hugs Christine xx

  2. Oh wow, Mrs A, I love this! A stunning card!

  3. Oh wow Mrs A this is incredable your so inspiring and the centre image is so beautiful well done on making yet another different card gorgeous papers too! x

  4. What a terrific fold! And how gorgeous those poinsettias are, too. Great save with the leaves, too!

    love Mags B x

  5. A fabulous card Mrs A, love the fold, your pretty paper and gorgeous image. Great disaster recovery too. Carol x

  6. Hi Mrs A
    What a great fold design. Love the poinsettias too.
    Great disaster aversion.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  7. Beautiful,gorgeous design and

  8. gorgeous card Valery - really fabulous design - love it xx

  9. Lovely card, just love your colouring. What a super idea, a z fold card, and the belly band is a wonderful touch xxx

  10. You never fail to WOW! Love this fold and will check out the link (thanks!). The Dp was so pretty and that digi was very complex to color I expect. Loved the extra petals that fell to the floor & my poinsettias always do exactly that! Pretty image, great card. TFS & Hugs. Happy week ahead

  11. What a wonderful fold. You are so brave to try new things! I am so impressed with this lovely design.

    I had a giggle when you said you tested the marker on your nearly finished image topper! What a grreat save you did!!!

    Great card, Mrs A.

  12. I love the fold of this card! Thanks for playing along at Weekly Christmas Card Challenges!

  13. Gorgeous folded card - Thanks for joining the Fab n Funky challenge this week - hope to see you again soon. Beccy x

  14. Christmas?! Noooooooooo! That said, this is a very beautiful card x

  15. I love this Valery - such a gorgeous fold. Those poinsettias are brilliant and that paper - wow! Am so glad that someone else does the same as me regarding checking the colours especially the bit where you inadvertently used the card you were colouring - sooooooo me!!!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  16. Great save Mrs A! I've done that trick more than once too, sigh :( Love the card shape you used, must try that, and the poinsettias are really beautiful. Ahem, I like the fallen leaf :)

    Is Norm recovered now?

    Hugs, Di xx

  17. Amazing card Mrs A. Love the fabulous vase of flowers and super design xx

  18. Great card shape there Mrs A and a fantastic last min save with your colouring faux pas! Lovely card and I like the wrap you did for it too.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  19. Beautiful card, great shape (I could do with one of those belly bands!!!). The fallen leaves really look perfect, you needn't have told us xxx

  20. I doff my hat to you m'lady! Absolutely stunning! I love the card but there is no way I would make one myself - have nightmares about not standard folded and shaped cards. Absolutely stunning Karen xx

  21. What a fun fold for a card. I don't think I have seen that before. And the inside is beautiful. Thanks for playing with both CSAYL and CHNCC2.

  22. This will be treasured by the recipient--beautiful creation, Mrs. A!

  23. Adorable Design Thank you for joining us at Completely Christmas it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week…. Good luck in the draw…
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

  24. Sorry I'm late in commenting. Your card is super for Karen's poinsettia challenge for CCC.Thanks also for entering our Completely Christmas challenge and my CHNC challenge extra for My and my Patterned Paper May challenge with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  25. Oh my!!! What an amazing creation, Valery.... a fabulous fun fold complete with belly band! Just perfect for Karen's Poinsettia theme.
    hugs, xxx Asha

  26. Beautiful poinsettias! Great save! The leaves look like they belong. There's always leaves below my poinsettias!

  27. Gorgeous !!! Sorry I'm late commenting, hugs xx

  28. Eine tolle Karte. Mir gefällt die Form sehr.Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL. LG Jenny

  29. Hi hun great job and thanks so much for sharing with us at Completely Christmas hugs Judith DT x

  30. Beautiful card Valery. What a fab way to showcase such lovely papers. Zx

  31. ah just wodnerful it is Mrs A. you certainly have an eye for detail and dedication in completion.. well done.. oh and know owe you an email.. yes will be back onto you later this evening all being well Shaz in Oz.x

  32. Great fancy fold card and love all those poinsettias.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas this week.
    Sandy DT

  33. Fabulous card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Christmas Card challenges. Hugs x

  34. Fabulous Folded Card. I love how you have this surprise center. Creative Bliss...

  35. The patterned paper is quite busy, but it really works with the image! Go you xx


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