Saturday, July 30, 2016

Not What it Seems.

Nearly running out of time for Rudolph Day.
So busy busy here at the moment. 
I did manage to get to the 3 shop on Thursday
so I now have 12GB of sim loaded onto my  Ipad.
What fun and games that turned out to be,  as though
they have brought the price down considerably  there are
 new rules applied to the useage which meant I had to register
the sim, get a new password set up and verify my email
address. Course in order to do that they send you a text 
message which  (wait for it ) you can't receive on your Ipad!!
Catch 22.  
Finally found a  live chat icon at the bottom of my ipad screen
after going round and round in circles and in desperation
clicked on it. A Few seconds later and I'm chatting to a very
nice help desk  lady who got me sorted out. 
Phew.!I needed a drink after that I can tell  you.

So onto my card  which needed to be a quick one
but was anything but. 
Here it is closed up. It is actually a concertina card
kept shut with a matching belly band.

Start to remove the band and the first page of the card 
is revealed.

Image is Daice Fishing by Dee  Dee's digis
and comes either black/white or pre coloured.
I have gone with thee pre coloured images to save on time!!

Open the card up futher and you can see  he has caught
an Ice snowman.

Last page shows he has caught a Whale.

You get all these images + one other in the download
along with 3 digi papers. and also sentiments.
I chose the paper design 'Plaid' as it matched his hat
and thought the little scenes did make a kind of story up
if used in sequence.
I have a friend who loves all things tartan so this will be her card this yr.

quickly running over to 
Scraps of Life by ScrappyMo #  July Rudolph Day.
A Snowflakes Promise #27 Anything goes.
Christmas Card Challenge #34 Anything goes.


  1. Clever card and I like the way it tells an ongoing story

  2. I love the concept of this card and the band looks great across the middle to keep the concertina closed. The plaid paper is so pretty too and the three images are really cute. A beautifully made card Mrs. A. I am here with my DT hat on so thank you for joining us for the July Rudolph Days Challenge. x

  3. Brilliant card, i love the reveal and the plaid. (I could use a belly band). What a drama with your technology, i hope it's all sorted now. You can't beat speaking to an actual person, can you?

  4. Very creative & so cute, Mrs A! Fun seeing pictures with you meeting Darnell--bet you all had a ball!

  5. Hi Mrs A,
    you are not on my odd No to comment on but just had to comment on this.
    What a fantastic card.
    I love that fab design and those very cute images.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

  6. I love this card. It's a surprise with each layer and so cute. I really like the plaid paper too.

  7. This definitely doesn't look like a quick card! It looks tricky to me and fabulous! Gorgeous images, I love it! Glad you got your Ipad sorted, technology can be such a pain! xxx

  8. Wow what a fab card Valery. I love the bands revealing that cute picture. TFS. Zx

  9. Oh how clever! I love this card, both the style, images and also paper. I bet that penguin got a little surprise in the last one though :) Well done my friend.


    Di xx

  10.!! It's amazing how much data we use up isn't it. Love, love, love this sweet card, so very clever! BUT....I just don't want to think about Christmas yet. =)

  11. Such a gorgeously created card, love the image and colours used...the papers look lovely ..xx


  12. This concertna card is lovely. I too like plaid so noticed that background right away!

    The precoloured images are really fun and cute...great card!
    You made it in with lots of time to spare as we are 8 hours behind you...and then we still have another day...

    Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

  13. This is a very surprising card! It just keeps giving more and more and I love it!!
    Lia xx

  14. What a fabulous Rudolph Days card Mrs A. Those digi images are so sweet and fun. Great idea to tell a story and wrap it all up with the belly band xx

  15. Oh, this card is stunning, such a surprise!! The band really hides a great work! The concertina folding it's just perfect for these three scenes, it's a fun story!! :D
    Hope now it's all well with your Ipad!

  16. What a wonderful card Valery, I love the image and your colours, amazing design too, Kate x

  17. Wonderful creation .Inspirational . Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges

  18. WOW I do love your concertina with the cute images...makes me think of a cute comic strip...unique and beautiful Mrs A
    Dr Sonia

  19. Hi Val
    I am well thanks, I hope you are too.

    Lucky you having all those butterflies. Doesn't it do your heart good to see them all in the garden, so uplifting!

    We seem to have more white butterflies then ever before. I wonder why that is.
    We have more birds than before or at least they are getting braver. This is due to my cat becoming more and more elderly. He doesn't bother them any more. He has big trouble even jumping up onto the sofa.
    So the blackbirds just walk around him. It is sad in a way but good for my feathered friends. So glad you are free from the pestilence of Windows.
    Hope you are having good weather; we expect rain tomorrow.
    Sue xxx

  20. Nothing ever seems straightforward these days but I'm glad you've finally got it sorted. An amazing card x

  21. What a lovely panel design, image and plaid paper framing.

    Hugs Diane

  22. What a clever idea and a super surprise for the recipient. The images are so sweet. Barbxx

  23. Hi Mrs. A, What a great card love the penguin catching a whale! It is usually the other way round of course... have a wonderful week... Megan

  24. What a palaver with your IPad, technology is wonderful when it works and a right pain when it doesn't! I love your concertina card with the cute penguin pictures, and the tartan paper is classic!

    love Mags B x

  25. Fab card and I loved the story! Technology hey, my iPad has decided to eat all my favourites tonight! Cara x

  26. What a fun card, I can see why it was not quick, bit like the iPad. Loving the plaid/tartan xxx

  27. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 292 - hope to see you again soon x

  28. Cute idea! thanks for joining us at Christmas card challenges, Samantha


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