Christmas Concertina Card

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The 3 C's!  And all in aid of the other 3 C's!  It's time for another challenge at the Creative Card Crew!

But before I tell you about that I'm gonna make you all jealous by telling you about some good luck I've had lately!  I was at a Ball recently, that I've been to every year for the past 3 years, and they give away prizes each year.  My first year there I won a prize which was a night in a lovely hotel which I really enjoyed.  Well, this year I won another prize!  It was a night in another fancy hotel including dinner and  a spa treatment!  So I got it booked yesterday for myself and my best friend and I'm so looking forward to it as we've both been through tough times recently.
So last night I was at my little sister's school play and as we were going in I noticed people selling tickets for a raffle.  I joked that I wouldn't buy any as "knowing my luck, I'd end up winning and I want to give someone else a chance!"  So my sister said she'd buy some but realised that she'd forgotten her purse, so I gave her the money - and we only went and won!  It was a box of chocolates this time but I couldn't help laughing!

Anyway, onto the new challenge at the Creative Card Crew which is sponsored this fortnight by the fabulous Stamp Fairy

who are offering $10 to spend in their store to the lucky winner!

And to win this fabulous prize this fortnight we want to see your

Fancy Folds!

So come and wow us with your fancy cards or whatever you want to make!

Here's what I did...

I made a concertina card using a tutorial that I saw on Splitcoast Stampers.  It was surprisingly easy to do!
The image is Tommy, Here Comes Santa by The Stamp Fairy.  I added the text on my computer before I printed him out.  I coloured him with my promarkers: Skin;Sunkissed pink, Oatmeal, Blush, Pastel pink. Suit;Forest green, Lime twist, Lime zest. Fur;Umber, Burnt sienna, Caramel. Bauble; Plum, Amethyst, Orchid. Hair; Cinnamon.

The papers are from the Snow Day collection by Crate Paper.  After I had made my base card and covered it with the papers I gave the top edges a coating of snow-tex.  I love the effect this stuff gives but boy is it fiddly to put on! lol!

I then got some elasticated thread and threaded across the centre part of the card with seed beads and some jingle bells.

And lastly I added some little snowflake confetti along the edges of the back of the card.

I hope you'll come and join us at the Creative Card Crew - I know you will when you see how creative the rest of the DT have been!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge Blog; Make your own embellishments
CRAFT Challenge; Use metal (my jingle bells)
Fashionista Challenge; Anything goes
I love Promarkers; Anything goes
One Stitch At A Time; Use a digi
One Stop Craft Challenge; Anything goes
The Poodles Parlour; Anything goes
Stamp n Doodle; Anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge; No rules
Totally Papercrafts; Christmas

Thanks for looking!


...the yorkshire fox... said...

...I loVe your concertina card Sheena, your papers are loVely & bright & Christmassy, the beads bells & snow look so pretty and a great addition to the card...gorgeous & eye is Oscar on your side bar, phew that guy is hot!...Mel :)

scrappymo! said...

Such an interesting folded card and lovely image!
I have not seen this type of fold before...It is very striking!

Angela said...

This is a adorable! Love the fun colors and how you have colored the "fur" on his the sparkle too!

Lorraine said...

Fabulous card Sheena. Love the fancy folds, gorgeous image and great colours too.
Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Lorraine x

Irish Eyes said...


I enjoyed your story about winning drawings. I happen to be blessed that way too! My great, great Grandfather came to the USA from Northern Ireland. I hope to visit someday.

Anyway, on to this beautiful card. Love the technique. This is the first card I have seen like this. Adorable! The beads and jingle bells are just too cute. The papers are so pretty and love the addition of the snow tex. Your coloring is awesome on the little image. Purple and green are two of my favorite colors.

Thank you so very much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday! We are so happy that you could join in the fun.

:) Pam

coops said...

so stunning sheena.i love the brilliant shape and really fab image and colours.
huge congrats on your wins :D

xx coops xx

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card. Love the fold.

Pat K said...

Fabulous concertina card Sheena. Great detail and lovely personalized ornament.

Thanks for joining us at Fashionista. hugs,

Roxx.T Barnes said...

Congratulations on your Spa win! & what a funny story! I stop by to look at the Spooky card for the Alphabet Challenge & started drooling on the amazing card. I have never seena fold like this before.You are so talented & lucky!!


Nikbee said...

A fabulous card. I love the papers. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x

Sue Nicholson said...

Wonderful xmas card, thanks for joining us at poodles Parlour Challenge this week, good luck, cheers Sue xx

Anne said...

Great card Sheena. Anne x

Dawn said...

Very cute creation! That is a neat folding technique and the cute image is beautifully coloured.

Hugs, Dawn

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow your card is totally amazing!!!! I was so impressed with your Elapu card that I had to come and say that I wanted to be a follower! :D Your card is not up yet but this one is another gorgeous creation!!!!

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card! Such a fun design and the image is very cute :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Dora said...

Aww how fun, this is gorgeous, love the colours and sweet image. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck.

Made by Mandy said...

Ooh this is gorgeous! Love the shape of the card and the snowy trim on the edge adds some fab texture.

Many thanks for joining in with our Use a Digi challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Ali said...

What a fab card shape and I love the little touches like the frosting of "snow" across the top edges. :)

Thanks for joining in our Use a Digi challenge at OSAAT this week. :)


Nikki Byrne said...

Gorgeous card and image:O) Love the shape! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us at OSAAT this week and please join us now for our 'Make one for christmas' challenge. Good luck, hugs

zeeshan malik said...

Perfect card for the occasion...will you share your designs of plastic cards with us or guide how can one design such a captivating cards...

jackid said...

Beautiful creation thanks for playing along with us at poodles
Jacki xx