My Design Teams

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Get fancy with your folds!

Hello there! Happy Saturday!

I hope you are well and have had a fab week!

Soooo...it's Team Abi's turn to host a challenge this week at Sweet Stampin and we've got a really fab challenge for you - this week we want to see fancy folds on your cards.

Now I'm the first one to put my hand in the air and say my cards are always the same...sometimes I use gate fold cards, but in the main I just use plain old square card blanks. Its not because I don't like fancy folds....in fact I often find myself gazing in awe at other crafter's fancy cards. No, I'm just plain old lazy!

You might think this kind of challenge would have me heading for the hills.....but I actually really relished the challenge to try something new. I got on the Internet and started looking for card folding tutorials......in the end I opted for a stepper card....

 
Considering I have never attempted a stepper card before I was rather pleased with how this one turned out. I suppose I could have used some more papers or embellishments.
 
My images are both coloured with my Promarkers and I have added a little sparkle to the images with my Stickles. I have gone with polka dot backing papers to echo the bubbles that come with a glass of champagne. Finally I added some cute buttons.

 
Pop by the Sweet Stampin challenge blog to see what other fancy folds Team Abi have been creating this week! While you're there you can learn all about our sponsors for this challenge....our monthly sponsor:
 
 
and our sponsor this week:
 
 
I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
 
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Digi Stamp Boutique - monthly competition
 
** Note to challenge blogs - I had issues linking up on Saturday, so although it looks like I'm back linking...I'm not - I promise!
 
If you get the chance pop by these fab challenge blogs to see the gorgeous DT cards that have been created.
 
Before I sign off today I thought I'd share with you the afternoon tea that Lorna and I created as a Birthday treat for a friend last weekend.....
 
 
As we had ten guests to tea this is only half the sweet treats that we had on offer! If you'd like to see some more photos please pop by our afternoon tea blog Tea With Me And Friends!
 
Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx

7 comments:

mixamatoasties said...

Wow. I love the birthday tea :)

Super card too. I'd love a bottle of champagne right now. For no other reason than it's Saturday!

Susan x

Lorraine said...

Another fabulous card Wedgie. The image and design are gorgeous.
Lorraine x

SuzanneK said...

Great card, love the design and colour choice. Hugz

Tracey T said...

A fabby step card in one of my favourite colours. AND it's got bubbly on it - heaven! xx

Diane said...

Well done you Wedgie on your first stepper card, I'm sure there will be more !! Thanks so much for sharing your fab card with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs and good luck sweetie !!

hugs Diane xx

Gail said...

Ooooh, I love the colors of this card...a fav combination of mine! This is simply adorable. I love the fold of this. Your image and papers are fabulous. GREAT card! --Gail

Kelly Lloyd said...

Thanks for sharing your great card with us at crafty sentiments
Hugs Kelly