Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Spots and Stripes before my eyes.

The new challenge for my butterfly challenge is
Spots and Stripes + your butterfly.
This is my card for inspiration.
I had seen a card in Docrafts Creativity June Issue
by Claire Green and rather liked the unusual shape
so this is my version of a Zig Zag Gatefold  card.
Instead of using an 8x8" card blank I used an A4 sheet
cut to 10.5 x 8"  and adjusted my measurements accordingly
which gave me a tall thinner card of 3.5 x 8"when closed.
I used SU card stock in Purple.
The stripe paper is by Jane Welan Design
Large green spot ( which was a snippet in my stash)
was by Nancy Watt.
The small pink ad Turquoise spots by Jennifer Ellory.
All had been freebies from magazines at some point in time.
The gorgeous stickers are by Paper Mania
 A gift from my blogging friend Lesley.
The tag is waiting to be hand written to the recipient.
This is the card fully opened.
 Whilst there is no stamping or  die cuts it did take an age to make
with all the cutting and shaping of the panels and layers.
Not a card to make  when in a hurry or needing to write up
two challenge posts as I did !!
This card is being posted abroad so I need something to keep it flat.
 I made a Belly Band for it from the odds of left over papers.
Entering into the following challenges:
Vintage Utfordring #84 Do not use stamps.
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge #37 Anything goes.
We Do Doobadoo #10 Spotty and Dotty.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #133Use up your snippets.
613 Avenue Create #80 Anything goes/ optional shaped cards.
Deep Ocean Challenge #82 Lots of layers.
Simon Says Wednesdays #  Spots and dots.
Lets Craft and Create #94 Shaped card.



Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card - love that shape - so clever of you, wish I could do those but I just get too frustrated!
I will be hunting through my stash of papers to find what I need and hopefully enter soon. Hope you are well Karen x

Createology said...

Hello Mrs. A. I am reviewing many posts I have missed while I was gone and then recovering. I always enjoy your art so much. Each project you create is full of details and makes for a fabulous finished piece. Creative Bliss and Joyful Art...

Melissa Bove said...

Gorgeous card! Love the design and the size!! So different! Love it!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Sue said...

WOW! This is gorgeous Mrs A. The shape looks fantastic. I love the papers and beautiful detailing too.
hugs sue xx

Blossom Cards said...

lovely shaped card thanks for sharing with SBBC this week Rachel dt

Mrs.B said...

HI Mrs A, gorgeous card, it's such a pretty shape and the end result is worth the extra time it takes to cut.
Avril xx

Donna Ellis said...

What an intriguing card fold and beautiful card, Mrs. A! Your zig zag gatefold card looks amazing, and I've pinned it to create one similar in the future! I love that it will fit in a "business size" envelope! Thank you so much for sharing all the particulars of this pretty card! hugs, de

Sue said...

What a great card fold Mrs A! beautiful card it is too..huggles Sue xx

Sandra H said...

Fabulous is your card Mrs A and what a great shape too! loving every thing you have added to create such a wonderful creation x

scrappymo! said...

This is so very pretty. I like this size and is very striking!

I am looking for a special fold to showcase my last winnings from you. Just 8 more weeks of lake time and then my life gets back to normal...back to crafting in my own craft room...instead of out of a box! lol

Di said...

Fabulous card Mrs A! Such a great shape but I bet tons of work to add those lovely papers to!

Hugs, Di xx

Mandy said...

Such a beautiful card and just perfect for our challenge over at Let's Craft and Create. Thank you for taking part.

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 37 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper July challenge. x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I like the colours on this unusual shaped, and very pretty card x

Andrea said...

Very nice creation - I like it too much! Thanks for joining vintage udfordring.

aussie aNNie said...

Really like this card. From the front it almost looks like the envelope card, stunningly gorgeous....xx Hope you are okay now.xx
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks for sharing this fabulous designed card with us at we do doobadoo, hugs Liz xx