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Friday, 18 November 2016

New Challenge at Fussy or Fancy

Good morning everyone,

Happy Friday to you, I wish you all a lovely crafty weekend. 

This morning we have a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy. The lovely Annie is hosting this challenge.

Annie has chosen Different Folds/Shaped Cards for her theme. 
It doesn't have to be complicated just slightly different from what you would normally make. There are so many ideas out there.... easel cards, gatefold cards, stepper cards, fold back front cards etc.

Well that put me slightly out of my comfort zone as you know me I nearly always make easel cards. I chose to make an accordion card which you would think is pretty easy, it certainly didn't go smoothly, but I got there in the end.

I coloured up two of my new Maggies from the Aspen Holiday collection, they are Poinsettia Tilda and Holly Wreath Tilda. I have coloured them with DI reinkers.

As you have probably noticed I can't make a card without embellishments so I added a few flowers, lace and jingle bells and a bit of pearl trim to make a border on every other panel.

On the inside panels I have embossed a Christmas text stamp in gold embossing powder and added some pearl trim around the edges.

The third panel features Holly Wreath Tilda and on the back which silly me forgot to photograph  is where I have  mounted some plain ivory card, stamp embossed some holly leaves  and where you can write your sentiment. 

DI list: 
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Red: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Green: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

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Well that's it from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Gina xx


  1. Oh WOW! Gina this is just fabulous! You must do more of these! I can think of so many ways to use this and I bet you can too. Judy x

  2. Oh, wow!!! Gina, Your accordion card is simply divine and you have done a marvelous job using your crafting creativity.
    Your artwork is superb and the detail is so very pretty.
    Another absolutely stunning festive creation inside and out.
    Have a lovely crafting weekend.
    Hugs, Donna xx

  3. This certainly is a different kind of fold Gina, very pretty and so unusual too. I love the darker shade of card used in the base to contrast the wonderful image and embellishment details.

  4. Gorgeous card Gina and fabulous 'fancy fold'!! Love all your pretty detaiils, too!

  5. WOW this is just awesome Gina! I LOVE the design and all the pearly goodness. Your coloring on this sweet image is amazing ... fabulous creation!!!

  6. Oh my my this is fabulous Gina...I love the design...your colouring (being very repetitive here) is absolutely stunning!!! A truly gorgeous card! Wishing you a wonderful weekend Gina!
    Take care,

  7. Fabulous is the perfect word for this creation Gina. Love the sweet images, card design and lovely detail.

  8. Lovely card Gina and the verse is lovely too!

  9. Fabulous design Gina!!! Very beautiful colouring and an awesome different shaped card!!! Such a lot of work, but I am sure that you are more than pleased that you made it!!!
    Take care, Cuddles
    Jay xxx

  10. Just wonderful Gina, love the pearls and lovely embellishments.

    Hugs Diane

  11. Stunning design hunny, fab images and love the pearl trim hugs Liz xx

  12. Gorgeous accordion card Gina !!
    the detail is so very pretty . I Love It
    Greetings Doris

  13. Gina sweetie I've just seen this over at Fussy & Fancy & had to & I mean HAD TO come & tell you how absolutely incredibly stunning this is...... LOVE the design & I LOVE the 2 tilda's you have used. Your colouring is just as always to perfection hun. Love this.....but then LOVE ALL OF YOUR CREATIONS. Ooops didnt realise I was shouting lol.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx