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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


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

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

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


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

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

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

  7. 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.

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

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

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

  11. 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.

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

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

    Julie W x

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

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

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

  17. 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!

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


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