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Friday, 22 April 2011

Fancy Folds at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog

Woo hoo the first day of my Easter hols and a new challenge at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog too! This time Ann's challenged us to come up with some fancy folds and if you know me you'll know I really struggle with fancy folds of any description. I'm totally useless at measuring and generally being neat and accurate but I really love these little drawer easel cards to I decided to have a go at making one without measuring - look no hands or may be I should say look no rulers lol. I've used one of Crafty Ann's gorgeous mottled stone backing papers (they are really versatile papers, have a peep at them here) and one of Ann's beautiful Morning Glory images (can you believe you get 3 versions of this little beauty for 60p????) You can find it here


I coloured the image with promarkers and decoupaged the flowers to make them pop a little. I then masked around the image and inked lightly with distress inks. I stamped the sentiment (from Chocolate Baroque) in stormy skies DI and added some little gems in the corners.

To make the little drawer easel I started off my making the easel card as normal, cutting it to a 14cm square with my guilllotine. I then cut a  2 14cm strips of white card and scored the depth using the grid on my ruler, and joined them together with pva glue. I made the drawer by drawing round the square easel card and scoring just inside the lines to get the size. I covered all the elements with the mottled stone bp and added a pale blue brad to open the drawer. I die cut a white and mottled stone shape and added some flowers and gems to prop the easel open.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges
Ai Factory: flowers in bloom
Aud Sentiments: Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T: Flowers
I love promarkers: anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles: Spring/Easter
Southern girls: green and blue
Sweet Stamps: Frame it

Thanks so much for visiting today, I'm really looking forward to seeing your 'fancy folds' this week
Claire xx

19 comments:

  1. Hi wonderful box easel I love the colours you have used thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps this week
    Hugs
    Tamara

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  2. This is stunning Clare and plenty fancy for me!
    Ann x

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  3. This is gorgeous Clare,Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

    xx

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  4. pretty card,im on the gdt for april over at c.r.a.f.t challenges, good luck x

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  5. Gorgeous creation, thanks for playing along with CRAFT this week, Happy Easter, x carol

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  6. What a great project. I love the muted colors. Thank you for joining our challenge at SweetStamps.com.

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  7. What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us.

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  8. Claire this is just beautiful- love the design and those colors are so beautiful
    Thank you for sharing with us this week at
    Sweet Stamps Challenge
    Have a sweet week.

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  9. Wow! What a gorgeous creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls :)

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  10. What a beautiful box and a lovely design. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Sweet Stamps blog.

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  11. Fab idea! Love that you made it with no measuring! LOL! Its beautiful.
    Thanks for playing at Southern Girls this week. Viv :)

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  12. Gorgeous creation.
    Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T this week on our Flowers Challenge.

    Betty x
    GDT for the month of April at C.R.A.F.T.

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  13. very pretty box card,thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    xx

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  14. This is gorgeous Claire, love the papers. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

    Julie W x

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  15. Wwooooww Claire!! what an amazing box you made!! this isss very beautiful and inspiring! thank you for playing along with us at AI Factory!!

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  16. Very pretty and I love the design. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

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  17. What a gorgeous easel card! Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps this week.

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  18. What a lovely project!! Great colors, design, everything! Thanks for joining our challenge at Aud Sentiments. We hope to see you back for our next one!
    Denise

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  19. So very clever! Great project thanks for sharing with the Southern Girls x

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