Sunday, November 16, 2014

Tea Bag Cards.

Time once more for the Christmas Club Card
to show our makes.
The theme is Tea Bag Fold/Origami
and set by my good friend Karen P.
who certainly knows how to challenge us!
I haven't done any tea bagging for ages
so out came my book by Kim Reygate
for some inspiration.

This card uses the triangle fold
and I have closely followed a design in the book by Kim
but adding just a few twists.
Patterned  paper was from Beautiful Crafts
2012 Christmas collection  free in their magazine.
I now have little red leaves to use up grr!
Sentiment uses Britannia  Word die
Other papers odds from stash.
Entering into the following challenges:
Sister Act #83 Anything goes.
Cute card Thursday #347 Red and green.
Bearly Mine # Christmas cards.
Live and love Crafts #29 Favourite Christmas colour combination.
Crafty Calander # It's all about Christmas.
Crafty Hazelnuts challenge #203 Go green.

I couldn't  let it go at just one design though
so made another card!

This one uses the square fold .
I had this paper in my mind to use but couldn't cut
8 identical tea bag squares but I rather like
the random effect the white lines produced on the flower.
I used my own design on this card. 
Sentiment and snowflakes are Anita's outline stickers.
Paper from same book as above.
Silver card and ribbon form stash.
Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons #106 Christmas creation with ribbon. 
We Do Doobadoo#19 Christmas
Jo's Scrap Shack #66 Anything goes.
Brown Sugar #120 anything goes.
Crafty Catz #255 Christmas is coming.
CRAFT #285 Christmas.
Squiggle Fly Challenge #145 Make a Christmas card.


  1. Two great cards Mrs A, love your folded tree and the pretty papers. I'm sure you'll soon find a use for those leaves! Carol x

  2. Two for the price of one today Mrs A, fabulous cards.

  3. you obviously enjoyed doing these....two great cards.....xxxx

  4. Love both of your cards - great choice of papers.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  5. Both cards are beautiful Mrs A....folding tea bags is also for me a long time ago....
    xxx Margreet

  6. This made a stunning tree. The paper is so pretty on both cards. I can't figure out what you did to make the tree. It sounds like you folded the paper and glued it on. It is really pretty.

  7. The tree looks must taken some time to make it
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  8. The tree looks must taken some time to make it
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  9. Beautiful cards and love your folding. Zx

  10. Two gorgeous cards Mrs A! I do love that teabag folding :)

    Shower room operational and downstairs ceiling still in one piece as well - yay!!


    Di xx

  11. Thank you so much Mrs A for not just one but two beauties! Love them! I have picked a colour challenge for next year instead as there aren't that many who love tea bag folding or origami and have found it a chore. Thank you so much for joining in, I had to get my tea bag folding books out as I hadn't done this for a while Karen xx

  12. Beautiful cards Valery. I too did that tree, but I do love it anyway. Have a Good Evening. Hugs Rita xxxx

  13. You have made two super cards here! Love them both. Hugs Christine xx

  14. Aww how lovely both of your cards are Mrs A and the tea-folding is one art l haven't done although l did at some stage have sheets of them maybe l'll go looking and give it a go your so inspiring xx

  15. Hi Mrs A
    Not cards are super. The tree looks amazing.
    Good luck in your challenges.
    Ang x

  16. Two great cards and very well done with the folding. Love the tree but especially love the second card, the colour is lovely.

    Kath x

  17. I used to love tea bag folding. Your cards are lovely. Creative Card Bliss...

  18. Lovely work Mrs a.. love the colours very unusual, but great burgundy shade I love it with silver..
    .. hope the ole back is settling down, pray so, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

  19. Hi Valery
    Great take on the Challenge... Fabulous....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  20. Beautiful card Mrs A thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz challenge
    Hugs Dianne x DT

  21. Such beautiful cards Mrs A, very clever designs.

    Warm hugs

  22. 2 amazing cards! Loved the tree & it's outstanding. Saw #2 & was reminded of my childhood Kaleidescope toy that as you turned the end, showed the most marvelous colored pataterns. Loved that you had the folded border matching the wonderful center motif too. Great job on both cards. TFS & Hugs

  23. Great cards. Thanks for sharing them with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  24. Real winner of two lovely cards, saw this on Rita's blog and most gorgeous creation and colours..sorry if I miss any of your creations, my hours with my dad are getting longer, today I am trying to have a rest before I go up later this afternoon..
    aNNie xx

    The Journey is the Start

  25. Two pretty cards...could we pretend one is mine? I didn't get mine done...sigh...

    So disorgainized about certain things lately...and uber organized about others...need to put my organizational skills in the blender!

  26. beautiful, thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons
    hugs Kate xx

  27. Oh wow both of your cards are fantastic. I have tried tea bagging but you made it look worth a try. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenges.
    Kim x

  28. Beautiful cards there Mrs A. You certainly have some patience! Funny enough I would do it with fabric but not with paper!!
    Now about this really could do with one judging by the feathers you have lost!! Now why don't you do the moult in the summer?

  29. Super response to Karen's CCC challenge, Mrs A. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 203 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  30. Lovely cards! Love the colors of that deep maroon! Thank you for playing along with us in our Fun~day Friday challenge!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  31. great cards thank you so much for joining us at sister act this week and good luck in the draw
    hugs Tonnie DT

  32. Oh Mrs. A., both of these cards are just lovely. I haven't done tea folding in ages and you've inspired me again.

    Thanks for poppoing by my blog and commenting so often. I appreciate it.

    And thanks for playing along with us at Brown Sugar this week. Good luck.

    Lynn, BSCB DT

  33. I love this tree! I have one similar for MM tomorrow but it's much fatter and heavier. I'm afraid it won't mail well. I'll have to look for this fold or thinner paper. I love the shape of yours!

  34. Wow - Very clever ... I've never tried this technique, but I may just do some investigating. Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly Mine Designs' November Christmas challenge.

  35. Awesome cards Mummy. Loving the Christmas tree one x

  36. Great cards with an interesting technique, especially the tree looks fantastic. Thanks for joining LLC for our favourite Christmas colour combo challenge and Happy Holidays!

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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