Monday, 30 November 2009

Papertake Weekly - Christmas Crackers

Hi girls. Thanks for visiting my little blog. It's great to have your company a while. I have my cousin coming to stay with us later today for a few days. She is on her own and comes to stay occasionally just for a wee break. I have scheduled posts up to and including next Saturday and I will try to use any crafting time to visit my regular blogs but please forgive me if I miss a day. I will catch up - promise.



This Papertake Weekly challenge came along just at the right time. They were looking for "Christmas Crackers".
Well last Thursday I went to Stampaholics in Perth to a class run by Siobhan, the owner, when she showed us how to make this Tri-shutter Snowflake Card. She is very creative and has been a great inspiration for me since I tentatively entered the world of card making about a year ago. The design is all Siobhan's I just followed the instructions and put it together. I just had to share it - I think it's a cracker of a design.
These are two views of the card when it's opened out.




The card is cut from a 12"x12" piece of card. By cutting the card across portions of it's breadth and folding in different directions the tri-fold effect is achieved. It is embellished with the Snowman from the Inkadinkado Holiday Sentiments Set 995507. It's large snowflake is cut from Nesties Snowflake N01 and the others are cut using an Alpine punch. The card surfaces are either embossed or simply sections of papers stuck on.
I hope you like this design. I would love you to let me know what you think of this one. If you can spare the time please leave a comment.
Have a great day and enjoy your crafting.
Hugs,
Fiona x

17 comments:

  1. simply gorgeous! love this...looks so complicated!! coloring and embellishments, fantastic!!
    have a wonderful week with your cousin!

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  2. WOW this is beautiful,the colours and ebellishments are stunning!!!
    Hugs xx

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  3. This is so beautiful! I love the colors you've used. It turned out perfect.

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  4. I love the card, it looks so complicated. Your colours are really great. Have a great time with your friend. Look forward to your scheduled posts.
    Julie x

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  5. This is just delightful,
    such fantastic colours,
    Hope you had a great weekend,
    Hugs
    Angie

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  6. Oh Wow! You have surpassed yourself with this one hun!! Wonderful work - I love it!!
    Do have fun with your cousin!
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  7. Magnificent Fiona, I just haven't got the time at the moment to try these kind of things, but your is so so so gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a good time with your cousin.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  8. Wow what a stunner, looks like you have a really talented teacher. Have a brilliant few days with your cousin.
    Kim xXx

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  9. Fantastic card Fiona - I've not seen that particular fold before but it's great.
    Beryl xx

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  10. Adorable MIL, Love these tri-shutter cards and the colour scheme is fab......loads of lovely details.

    Have fun with auntie Shona

    Hugs

    Sarah

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  11. Wow, what a fabulous card Fiona, love all the detail x

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  12. Fiona this is a STUNNER! Gorgeous card, I love the snowman, the frosty colour you have stamped him with is wonderful. Beautiful snowflakes too and I love the sentiment. Hope you have a lovely time with your cousin. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

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  13. Hi Auntie Fiona Hope you are ok this card is amazing I love the colours you have used and the design looks really complicated. Tilda has arrived in our house 3 to date john says you have a lot to answer for when he sees you but even he admitted she was sweet. Hope you have a lovely time with Shona and love to u william LOL Carol xxx

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  14. Oh Fiona this is just gorgeous! I've only done one of these and it certainly took some work and mine was not nearly as lovely as yours. xxD

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  15. Forget the Coffee Fiona, I need you to show me how to do this kind off card....hope you have a great time with your cousin, Hugs Avril xxxx

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  16. Hi Fiona sorry I haven't been by for a while.You have been making some beautiful cards as always, but particularly love this one. It is on my 'to do' list to make one of this someday!
    Linbyx

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  17. Stunning Fiona. What a fantastic talent you posess. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations.xx

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Hi, Thank you for visiting my little blog. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. They are all so helpful,
Hugs,
Fiona x