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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Monday, 25 February 2013

Christmas Card Club

Four Seasons is a great Stampin' Up! hostess gift
The definition of challenge has several conertations but for the purpose of this post it is to invite someone to do something or to make demands upon one's crafting skills.  The lovely Debi, down under,set us all a really great challenge this fortnight which certainly put me out of my comfort zone and has challenged me which has been great.  I'm pleased with my card because I think it's pretty, but the trifold in traditional colours has been stretched in it's definition by me!!  I have used 3 folds, but have made it very simply as I know many of us look for interesting, but simple design in our card structure.  I have made a promise to myself though that I will set about making a card with more design technology than this. 
I'm conscious that this should have been on my blog yesterday, but as you may remember sometimes doing all your homework at the beginning of half term isn't as tempting as the fun you can have with family and friends during a week off school and so when your volcano is due in on Wednesday, the last weekend of half term seems the optimum time to ask your mum for a bit of help to make a cake volcano therefore throwing Mum's crafting time out of the window!!!!!!!!!  I have to say though the volcano that Olivia has made is looking great and once labelled by her tonight will be just what the teacher ordered.  Meanwhile I have food colouring hands instead of my usual inky hands and my crafting as ever is on catch up!
 
You can see my simple trifold design.
 
I used a plethora of tools and bits and bobs to make this including the big shot, floral frames framelits, delicate designs embossing folders, hostess stamp set four seasons, daydream medallions stamp set, heat embossing and punches to name but a few and of course a little bit of cherry cobbler dazzling details for the Christmas bling.  If you like the four seasons stamp set you can see another example of the winter stamp from this set in my stamping scene post.
 
At least I got the traditional colour combo spot on!
Back soon. Zx
 

13 comments:

  1. Wow your card is beautiful Zoe. Really love your interpretation of a 3 fold. There are so many variations and I think pretty much all of us girls did something different!!!!. I would love to see piccies of this amazing volcano cake Zoe!!!!. Big hugs Clare xxxx

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments Clare and I will try to make sure we get a picture of said volcano before it disappears at school! It's looking good!

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  2. It's gorgeous Zoe, love the frame around the aperture and your trio of tags. Carol x

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  3. Thanks Carol. I love the frame too it worked out better than I imagined. Zx

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  4. Hi Zoe, this is fabby hun. Love the embossing and the frame around the cute image. Love the folds. I'm late again, have to make sure I'm on time next time, it's my turn to theme!!
    Hugs Sue W.

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  5. Sounds like you've been having a lot of fun Zoe!! love this card its really pretty Huggles hun Sue J xxx

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  6. This is wonderful! I love the way you made the aperture...I have still to try to make an aperture card! You did a wonderful job of it and I just love the trio of tags hanging from the ribbon tied around the frame...Brilliant idea. I also just love the embossed bottom strip!

    One of the great things about this months challenge was how we all created our cards...I have learned so many new things this month...It has been great!

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  7. Love this shadow box style Zoe and what a great way to use the floral framelits! Thanks for your comment today. Vicky x

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  8. Another interesting take on the tri-fold. You've done a fab job with the colours and design. LOVE it!!!!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

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  9. I love this Zoe! Sorry I'm so late to comment - my home work is not finished so I'm a bit behind lol! Gorgeous interpretation of the theme, love the red, green and white and those little tags - so lovely! I love, love, love it - if you hadn't already guessed! hugs Karen x

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  10. Ah Zoe, such a beautiful card! I just love how elegant it is, love the apeture, beautiful stamping, & such lovely embossing. A truly lovely card. Thank you for making it. Hugs Deb xxx

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  11. What a great job you made of it Zoe, so much work you put into it too! I love the rich coloured card you have used. Missing you all over there too, all a bit daft really but that's life:(

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  12. OMG Zoe this is absolutely beautiful, I am so glad I got these stamps they are awesome, superb card.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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