Sunday, 26 February 2012

Multifold Christmas card

Having made a lot of Easter cards yesterday (and I still need to make lots more because I'm selling cards for Tearfund at our WEF at church on Friday), I'm back to making Christmas cards!

It was Lizzie's turn to choose the theme for the Christmas Card Club challenge for today and she asked us to more a card with two or more folds. The CCC is a group of crafters who want to get ahead with making Christmas cards throughout the year rather than leave them till panic sets in, so one of the gang sets a challenge every fortnight. There's a list on my sidebar of all those involved - if you'd like to join us, just get in touch with one of us.

For my card I've used offcuts of My Mind's Eye glitter book papers - I love all of these and am determined to use every scrap possible! I used a lovely piece of ribbon that I got last year on a market stall and some chipboard stickers from Poundland (think I got them last year, or perhaps the year before). The Santa picture is recycled from a card received - there is a lot of glittery snow on the bottom of it.

I have to admit that I didn't score and make the card from scratch, it was a ready scored one. I've made some of these before and you will see in the photos that the folds don't sit down as well as they should - I've found before that after a time they settle down and look more presentable - but I didn't want to wait for this to happen because I wanted to be able to blog the card today for the Christmas Card Club.




I'm also linking for these challenges:

Pixie's crafty snippets 9 (no other papers were cut into - only offcuts)
Art with no boundaries Don't waste it 1: use your scraps
Pile it on 9: fun folds
Crafty creations 158: fancy folds
Desert island 25: I chose 2 or more patterned papers, sparkle/bling and stickers
Christmas card challenges week 13: music
Hippity ippity 15: music
Little red wagon 121: chipboard (the stickers are chipboard)
Jingle belles: stuck on you - stickers
52 Christmas carddthrowdown embellishment challenge 2: stickers &/or rub ons
Winter wonderland: glitter and bling
PanPastel UK 7: use a ribbon
The crafty pad 159: recycle it (the Santa picture)
The pretty little ribbon shop 7: anything goes
Aud sentiments 48: include the word 'happy'
The paper shelter 52: add a sentiment
Moving along with the times: lots of layers
Mami doodles 44: use 3 patterned papers
That craft place: anything goes
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 47
52 cardpick up week 8


44 comments:

  1. Beautiful Hazel plenty of folds and the images are gorgeous.
    Chris x

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  2. stunning card... getting all ready for xmas. i must try better this year :)
    Thank you for playing along with us at That craft place challenge blog
    Erin

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  3. Wow Hazel this is great, would never have known it was a pre scored card, should have kept that to yourself lol!!!. Love the paper's and the chipboard embellishments. Hugs Clare xxx

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  4. Oh wow Hazel did you rock this challenge or what! Look at those folds girl, amazing work. I just love your gorgeous card.

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  5. WOW - I really loved this one. Great idea for a Christmas Card!

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  6. This is a great multi fold card hun. Hugs, Claire x

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  7. WAu--ompa tämä ihana porras-kortti--taitavaa työtä!
    Kiitos sinulle kun osallistuit The paper shelter 52-haasteeseen tällä viikolla
    Hyvää sunnuntai-iltaa sinulle sinne<3

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  8. Hi Hazel
    Gorgeous card .....stunning card love all the papers and the folds
    Hugs sylvie
    xxxxxx

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  9. Fantastic card, love the snowman and that ribbon is fab. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

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  10. Another perfect fit for the multiple folds challenge from Lizzie. I love your Santa, he's so Jolly! Zx

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  11. OMG! Hazel, this is stunning. I thought the challenge was more than one fold not as many folds as possible!!! LOL
    Seriously fantastic card.
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  12. Hi hun
    wow a fabulous card, luv all the folds, great desing, gorgeous embelies & papers, fab work, sue,x

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  13. Wow Hazel this is great!!! Love the paper's and the chipboard embellishments.
    Blessings Bernie

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  14. WOW this is brilliant what a great card, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxo

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  15. Brilliant card Hazel, love all the folds and the papers. Carol x

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  16. what a wonderful design.. love the cute little images
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our lots of layers challenge
    Lisa x

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  17. Well done on the recycling! Love that image! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  18. oh how I love that snowman image !! your card is full of festive cheer love it hugs Margaret

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  19. what a lovely holiday card, and that multi-stepped fold is just sooooo coll and so totally dynamic! ♥

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  20. What a fun card design ... so much to see .. so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

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  21. This is fabulous! LOVE the multiple folds and all the darling accents! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  22. Love all the glitter makes this so pretty, thank you so much for joining us this week at the Winter Wonderland
    Kate hugs xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)and a free software give away too

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  23. Brilliant Hazel! Love the folding and all the different elements - lots of snippets used too :) I absolutely must dig out the Christmas cards I saved and get cracking!

    Nosy me spotted that you might have taken the photo outside too? Love that table. Di
    xx

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  24. Fab Christmas Card like the ribbon you have added.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel Uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

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  25. super card Hazel! Thanks for joining us at 'That Craft Place' this time, hope to see you next time too, so nice of you to give us your support
    hugs
    laney

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  26. gorgeous christmas card Hazel! Thanks for joining in our Fun fold challenge this week at Pile it on! Gemma :)

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  27. Way to use up all your scraps and embellies!
    Thanks for playing with us at LRW!

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  28. Wow, wow, wow, Hazel this is fantastic, what a brilliant card fold and the design and embellishments are superb, wow, awesome card.
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  29. this looks just fab! thank you for sharing this beautiful card with aud sentiments

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  30. This is a really amazing card Hazel unfortunately our challenge blogs stipulates a maximum of 3 Challenges plus ours - Art With No Boundaries. Hope you can play along again soon - just check the rules.

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  31. oops i forgot to say - thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland too
    Lisa x

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  32. Hi Hazel! Your Christmas card is a -may-zing! So many fun details! I think I have the same MME glitter pad, and I love it too! Thanks for joinin us at Pile it On this week!
    Hugs,
    Heather P
    www.heather-p.blogspot.com/

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  33. Thanks so much for playing along at Crafty Creations in our fancy folds challenge - such lovely work! Cheers Claire x

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  34. Wow wow gorgeous stunning xmas card, I love the style it's amazing and all the embellishments are beautiful. Thank you for joining us this week at 2 Sisters challenge blog :-) Kezzy x

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  35. WOW! This card is super fun! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad.

    ----Venus
    http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/

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  36. Now that is a card!!! I love all the pleats with the cute embellishments. This was a labor of love! Thanks for playing with us at Get Hippity with Ippity.
    Hugs,
    Beth

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  37. Wow, that's a lot of fancy folds. I LOVE your card. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge blog.

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  38. Beautiful and so elaborated Hazel! You'll have all your Christmas cards sorted soon at this pace. thanks for taking part in the Mami doodles challenge.

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  39. Wonderful Stair step card - so many details!
    Thanks for joining the music challenge at CCC!

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  40. Lots of fold to this card. Made me feel quite dizzy! Never trid to do one myself so am in awe of anyone else doing one. Good use of your snippets and recycling. Have kept bits fom my christmas cards with the view to doing something with them this year!! Just nipped in time this week before the gates closed. I blame those new pogo sticks. Time flies when you are having fun. Hugs Mrs A.

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  41. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity. Hugs,
    Julia

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  42. This is a fab card, brilliant for christmas and using recycled christmas cards is just genius.

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  43. My goodness, what a card I loved the front shot, and then when I scrolled down I saw the side view. My goodness there is so much to look at. Fantastic use of snippets, great job!

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