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Sunday 9 December 2012

OSAAT #143 More Than 1 Fold

There's a new challenge today at One Stitch At  A Time and this time it is

More Than 1 Fold

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This week I have used Nutcracker from Stitchy Stamps. I have made this Christmas card for a special friend whos is from South Africa and works with my hubby. He is going home to his Mum’s for Christmas and has bought a large wooden figure of the Nutcracker to take back with him. Now I have to confess that even though it is regarded to be a Christmas classic I have never seen the ballet ordid not even know what the srory was. I have done some research and discovered that one of my most favourite pieces of music ‘The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ by Tchaikovsky is from the ballet so it has inspired me to want to see it somehow or another.

Anyhoo, I decided to make a spring card and used a template from Splitcoast Stampers as I have only made one of these style of cards before. Not sure why really as they do look really effective. I coloured the image with Promarkers & Flexmarkers and stayed in traditional colours like I had seen on the tinterweb.

The papers are from Dovecraft Back To Basics Christmas. I have used this loads over the last few weeks, there are lots of lovely designs in it.  I have used one of my new Die'sire dies from Crafters Companion for the sentiment mat which was cut from a scrap of burgundy cardstock. It has lots of tiny holes and I was very impressed with how sharp the cut was.

To finish off I added a sentiment from my stash, some fabric leaves and peel off sticker holly leaves and lots of sparkly gem ‘berries’ from a very old K & Co Christmas kit.

This is the last week of normal challenges for us as we will be taking a break over Christmas. New week something really exciting is happening as we are having our very first Blog Hop. I do hope you will join in the fun!

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Please pop over to OSAAT to see the fab cards from my colleagues on the DT. I look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:-
Card Size – 5.25” Spring Card
Paper – Back to Basic Christmas by Dovecraft
Embellishments – K & Co gems, fabric leaves, peel off leaves
Tools – Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Die'sire Grace die from Crafters Companion
Techniques – Diecutting, multi fold card

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


Hazel said...

Lovely image and your folds are great! I think this is the first I've seen like this. Hazel x

Crafting Vicky said...

I totally love this super spring card. That looks like one difficult card. I'm really impressed!

Craftyhugs said...

Love this type of card. Great colours and folds! Gorgeous Christmas card.
Thank you so much for joining us for Tammys Scrapin Corner for our "Anyyhing Chridtmas" challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again next week. Hugs
Sharon - DT of Tammys Scrapin Corner xxx

Josephine said...

This is fabulous - love the design, and the bold, bright colours in the nutcracker!

Alljazzed2create said...

You card is lovely. Love the 3-d effect. Thanks for joining us over at MEFY.

Sandra Carey said...

Beautiful Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Good Luck Sandra DT xx

NanaConnie said...

Mandy, Wonderful fancy folding on this card. Great image and what fabulous coloring! I'm so glad you're sharing with us in our "Anything Christmas" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner this week. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.
NanaConnie DT

Bettina L. said...

Oh this looks spectacular. Love this fold and the papers you've used look spectacular. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy this week. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Mei said...

Love multifold cards~~ Your's is so christmasy~ love it!

Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Remember to check out my blog at for an additional chance to win a $15 voucher to my store! :)


Emily Lauritzen said...

Wonderful 3d card! I've never seen the Nutcracker either :-) But I love the image you've used. Thanks for joining us at Digi Makeover this week.
<3 Emily L.-DT

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mandy!
You are one of the winner of my Whimsy and Stars Studio's Christmas DT Blog Hop!! Thank you for participating!!

Please send me an email to for more information!

Happy Coloring!

Sonia said...

Wonderful Creation!~ Great JOB!~
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!
-Sony LC-DT

Penny said...

Mandy, I saw this on The Outlawz also--loved your design, paper & die cuts when I first saw it--still do! :^) Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you here again this next week! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Laura Love said...

This is so cute! what a great image and I love the unusual fold! Thank you so much for playing along this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

Marcy said...

Beautiful Christmas card! I love the nutcracker image and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so super cute, I love it! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Sandy Trefger said...

Awesome fold card and really cute! Thanks for joining us at the December Clear It Out Challenge!
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

cheiron said...

Wonderful folded snowflake card! Love the sparkle! Thanks for playing along with the Snowflake Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a wonderful card! Love your design! Thanks so much for playing along with delightful challenges this week

valou250809 said...

Very original card! thanks for playing with SWD this week and good luck!

Naomi Johnson said...

Lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with us this week at crafty catz. Naomi

KandA said...

This is a fabulous card with the folds and Nutcracker. I love that ballet and I even converted my hubby a few years ago when it was on the TV. Thanks for joining in with the Paper Crafting Journey challenge and good luck in the draw xx


Fabulous card Mandy fab shape thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Stephanie said...

What a fantastic card!! I love this fold (though I haven't been brave enough to try it yet) and your nutcracker is too cute! Thanks so much for playing along in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge. Merry Christmas!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Love the intricate fold! Thank you for joining our QKR Challenge this week.
Ruza ~ QKR DT

Cynthia said...

What a great fold for this nutcracker image, Mandy! I may have to give this a try. Thanks for joining the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge this week!

VanessaB said...

That's sooooo awesome!! thanks for joining us at fresh brewed designs :)

Pattie G said...

What a great card for Christmas! Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.

at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Great card love the shape and style too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, Samantha :0)

Marianne said...

Great card Mandy.
Thank you for joining us at Shelly's images.
Hugs, Marianne

mum of two said...

What an amazing project! I love the easel style, and that nutcracker us is so cute! Thanks for playing with us this past week at Paper Playtime. Hope to see you again soon :)


Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Fantastic card - what a great shape - thanks for sharing with us at Whimsy
Debbie xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mandy, I like the image and the design, Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft this month, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Crafty Cath said...

Girl that is one intricate design! And the red image is perfect for the Oozak December challenge. Glad you were able to play along with us!

Diane Louise J said...

Lovely card... thanks for joining the Forever Friends ‘Christmas Card’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge. Merry Christmas, Hugs Diane x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the shape & papers!

Thank you for sharing with us at A&T Challenges & Delightful Challenges, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

thecraftycavalier said...

Fabulous card! Great image and such a great layout. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog, hugs, Jayne xx

Tina Theis of Ivory Moon Designs said...

Great springy card and nice image too ... Thank you for joining us at Crafty mess challenge

Tina xxx

Unknown said...

Fabulous shaped card and the colours are awesome.

Thank you for joining us at at the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.
Claire (DT) x

Mema's Crafts said...

Love your card. Thank you for playing with us at Mema's Crafts and I hope to see you for more monthly challenges. If you haven't already done so, remember you qualify to enter your name for our $50 shopping giveaway via e-gift card. Good Luck!
DT Member - 613 Avenue

Kathryn said...

Oh such beautiful make x thank you for joining us at Crafty Mess xx

Hello said...

Fab Card Mandy. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Challenge.
Huge Hugs, Lorraine xx

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

I love your Nutcracker card!!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out challenges.
Happy Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~

Ger said...

Great image and shaped card. Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network.

Geraldine M

MagsB said...

That is one fabulous fold indeed! I love the Nutcracker, he's beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley.

love Mags B x

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a fabulous card, love the coloring and all the details! Thanks for playing with us at Whimsy Stamps!

Deanne Saunders said...

Cute card! Thanks for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!!