Wishing you Joy(fold) this Christmas

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is More Than One Fold.We have the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps,Eureka Stamps and Bunny Zoe’s Crafts as our sponsors too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

I’ve decided to revamp an old favourite,a twist on a Joy Fold Card,to go with this beautiful Wreath with Bird by Eureka Stamps.As soon as I saw it I knew I didn’t want to just colour it.I wanted to add some dimension too.Once coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers I then cut and coloured a layer consisting of the bow loops including the little bird,which I chose to turn into a Robin.Next I added the knot as in the original image it appears that the bird is nestled in just behind.The berries are Liquid Pearls.To create the card base I cut away roughly half of the front using a Grand Nestabilities Die and made a smaller card with a matching Nestabilities Die.Normally I would’ve plonked (technical term!) the smaller folded piece in the middle but I had the idea of securing the flap into place a button so being butted up to the far right edge seemed the better option.

Here is a pic to show how it works opened up :

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All edges of card and paper have been Distress inked and the sentiment stamped.Sadly the lovely lady who made it is no longer trading 😦 To complete the look some ribbon,a button,jute twine and a couple of sprigs cut from my new Cheery Lynn Die.Have to admit this is the first one I’ve bought (yeah,I know) but will definitely be tempted to buy some more 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Wreath with Bird by Eureka Stamps
Sentiment : Discontinued
Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,Frayed Burlap Distress Ink,Coffee Archival Ink,Ruby Liquid Pearls
Papers & Card : DP Basic Grey Jovial 6 x 6 Pad,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blanks,Green from stash
Tools : Labels 1 Grand Nestabilities, Labels 1 Nestabilities,Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,Cut n Dry Foam
To Embellish : Red Ribbon,Button,Jute Twine from stash

Some challenges this is for :

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas
Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : 3 DP and 3 Layers
Divas by Design : Use a Digi
Inky Impressions : Dies and Punches
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Lots of  Layers
Stampavie and More : Die Cut Embellishments (Pine Branches)
Whimsy Inspiration :  Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge : Holidays & Celebrations
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Seasons (Winter)
Card Mania :  Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge : Lots of Layers
Get Inky! : 3D Holiday
Incy Wincy Designs : Ribbon, Twine or Fibres
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes  
Christmas Card Challenges : Dimension (Decoupaged image)
Great Impressions : Holiday Card
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge  Christmas is Coming
Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar : All things Christmas

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sabrad
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 16:39:43

    Such a fun card design! Wonderful wreath and colouring too. TYFS and joining in the fun at Christmas Card Challenges #49.


  2. mary anne harmon
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 17:36:20

    Great vintage feel and I really like the fold.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT


  3. karin
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 18:12:32

    it’s a very beautiful Xmas card Lisa.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member


  4. Annette
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 23:01:15

    Beautiful card. GORGEOUS xmas papers.
    Thanks for joining in with us this week for our ‘Christmas’ challenge at A Gem of a Challenge.
    Netty’s Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Pink Gem Designs,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.


  5. Mynnette :)
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 02:48:15

    Oh, I LOVE the fun fold and I adore those gorgeous papers! The distressed feel is SO lovely! HUGS and thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! Come back again soon! 🙂 Mynn xx


  6. Roberta
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 03:23:19

    That is some really fantastic plonking you did there! And the Liquid Pearl berries are a great touch.
    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at Through the Craft Room Door this week….good luck!
    TTCRD Design Team


  7. Desire Fourie
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 07:15:07

    This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘3 LAYERS + 3 DESIGN PAPERS’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


  8. Min
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 15:24:57

    What a Fabulous creation!
    Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our next challenge that begins today! We hope you’ll play along!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations


  9. Chana Malkah
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 16:11:34

    This is so pretty! I love this particular style and use it almost exclusively now (in different variations) for most of my projects! Fabulous layers and wonderful papers! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner


  10. Jennifer H.
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 11:46:21

    Gosh, Lisa, your card is gorgeous. I so love your twist on a joy fold card, and that bow is scrumptious!

    Thank you for joining us at Penny’s Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

    Jennifer. x


  11. Elaine
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 12:38:19

    A beautiful vintage style Christmas card. I love the nostalgic feel about it.
    Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine


  12. Samantha :0)
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 14:04:53

    gorgeous card and I have and love those papers too! great use of them! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Incy Wincy,
    hugs Samantha :0)


  13. Theresa Dickinson
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 18:32:35

    love your creation and design,good luck in our challenge over on divas by designs x


  14. Marja
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 06:12:31

    Great design, I love the colors! Thanks so much for sharing at Stampavie and More Challenge!

    Stampavie and More DT


  15. Vicky PP
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 20:04:09

    So beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Inky Impressions for our dies and punches challenge, good luck!!

    hugs Vicky xx


  16. Asmah Zainal Abidin
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 22:01:34

    Oh wow Lisa, it’s an amazing card, love the hidden secret 😉 Beautiful dps and nice layering. Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again.
    [DS4J DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]


  17. kenli
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 16:52:09

    Amazing card, so love the colours, great makes all of them . Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challendges.


  18. Miss Emerald
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 20:22:55

    Stunning card! Gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you’ll join us again.


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