Friday, 1 October 2010

Polka Doodles Challenge - Fancy Folding

Hello everyone, it's Friday yet again and I've spent the week starting to sort out my craft stuff which is why I haven't been blogging.
I went to Ally Pally on Sunday and spent a lovely day catching up with people (Hels, Jennie, Lin and Mark Brown, Wendy of Stamps & Memories amongst others), watching some great demos and meeting up with blogging buddie Cheryl and her daughter Lisa. It was really lovely to see you Cheryl and thank you once again for the gorgeous little suitcase and atcs, I am thrilled to bits with these.

It's now time for me to tell you about this week's challenge over at Polka Doodles which has been set by Dee. Dee would like to see some fancy or interesting folding on your creation and in common with several other DT members (great minds think alike!) I decided to try making a side stair step card. After searching the internet for a while, I found a template for making one out of almost a whole sheet of A4 card so thanks to Julie of Julie's Crafty Creations for this and you can find the template and instructions HERE
This is not a very good photo so you might want to click on the image to see it better.
I made the base card from pale blue hammered card and then added paper and elements from the new Sundae of Seasons CD which has just launched on Create and Craft TV. I used gingham paper from the Baby collection and all the other pretty butterflies and dotty flowers come from the Summer collection. There are so many elements on this CD that the number of cards you can make is likely to be endless - definitely a must have!
I do have one tip for you if you don't have one of the cutters that most of the crafters making side step cards seem to have. I cut my line with a craft knife, having first pierced a hole at each end. This helps to make the cut more accurate and don't forget that if you do get a slightly fluffy bit at the end, you can always cover it up by adding an element that goes over the edge.

7 comments:

  1. Wow Fliss I love what you have done using my template. I am so happy that it was of use to someone, I can't believe its your first go at one as its looks absolutely fantastic, I love the colours you have used, those butterflies are gorgeous. Hugs Julie x ps thanks for linking my blog to your post x

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  2. Super card Fliss.

    Thanks for that link because as I just said to Claire, I tried making one and it went all wonky on me, so this might be just what I need.

    B x

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  3. Hi Flis, love your card, it is gorgeous, I love sending those just to say hello cards too. Not done a side step fold yet so thanks for the intro to the template, I am going to give it a go,
    Em.x

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  4. Much to my embarasement hadn't even noticed we'd used the same sentiment. I did have a giggle when adding mine that we had used the same fold - love yours, really like those wacky flowers and fences! Cheers Claire x

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  5. What a fabulous fun card Fliss, I, also can't believe it's your first. Saw this CD launched on C & C, shame the presenter likes the sound of his voice so much. (Miaow!)

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  6. oh my dear fliss this is wonderful such creativity it was wonderful meeting you at the show hun,and you were more than welcome to the suitcase,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  7. Beautiful Fliss! love the vibrancy of it!

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