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Sunday, 14 August 2011

DT CALL at STAMPTACULAR and Challenge #124 Fancy Folds

It's been another busy work week for me and I also had my 6 year old niece and 9 year old nephew to stay for a few days - I have no idea how my sister copes with the boundless energy of her children. I'm exhausted, and crafting and commenting took a bit of a back seat for me. This doesn't seem to have been the case for my teamies who have come up with some fabulous creations for our challenge this week at Stamptacular SundayChallenge
where we want to see your "Fancy Folds!". Do visit the site and check out the inspiration.
We want you to create a card or project that is folded in some non-traditional way - not just down the left side or top side of the card. Be creative! More than one fold would be great! In fact, for every fold your card has - your name will be put into this week's draw for our fabulous prizes from The Stamping Boutique (5 digis) and The Doodle Pantry ($10 gift certificate) that many times so please tell us how many folds there are when you post your card. Oh - and don't forget to stamp. After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!
I took the opportunity to make a retirement card for my hubby who retires from work at the end of the month! I used a cute little crab image from The Doodle Pantry for embellishment, together with a Martha Stewart punched anchor and some seashells and a real starfish alongside Magnolia's Edwin for my main image and made my first step folded card with my first cross over card (in miniature) attached in which to hold a Go Kreate die cut tag. I'm so glad I used the deck chair on my tag (which is possibly by Jolee's Boutique) as it means my card can be used to enter summer and holiday challenges.  My papers are all K&Co. I've used an EK Success swirly punch to add some waves and I've coloured in Copics and Promarkers.   The sentiments are Word processed.  If you click on the photo it is a lot less blurry and you can read on the front of the card it has "No more crabby days" and on the tag it reads "Just relaxing ones". 
I do hope we see you this week at Stamptacular where the exciting news this week is that
we have a DT call
and are looking for new talent to join our team.   
If you are interested, all the details are on our site here.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Doodle Pantry - who just want us to "use a Doodle Pantry image"
Stamp Something - "Dog Days of Summer"
One Stop - "At the Beach"
Just Magnolia & Hanglar - "Holiday Fun"


Pat said...

Hi Lesley! This is just stunning! I love that you used not one but TWO fun folds!! So many fun elements...I love Edwin...and the crabs are so dang cute too!! I love this! Hugs. Pat

Faye said...

Oh I bet you've missed your fabby hideaway this week! Where do children get their energy? Anyways, love this card. Fancy folds scare me. Fab colours and isn't Edwin cutesome? Big hugs. xxx

Joey said...

WOW Lesley, this is STUNNING, so much detail, gorgeous colouring and details. Joey x

Dena said...

Lesley! Wowie! This is awesome! He will love it! The crabs are a cute accessory and love the way you did the tag at the top inside the little envelope!!!
Hugs, Dena

Glenda Atkins said...

Leslie, what a totally awesome piece of work! So many folds and all gorgeous, so very well done. Thanks for joining us the Doodle Pantry Challenge this week (DPDC#15)!

Inger Harding said...

What a stunning card Lesley!!
Lovely details and design and so beautifully coloured!
Love it!!
Have a nice day.

♥ Hugs, Inger

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Lesley this is amazing.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Lesley this is such a stunning card!
kim x

Val said...

This is stunning. Absolutely love it.

All the best to you both, particularly your OH in his retirement.

I am also officially retired as of the end of this week, although I actually have not been at the office for some time now.


Julie said...

A great card Leslie, love the sentiment. All the best to your hubby.

Mina said...

what a perfect retirement card Lesley, I love the sentiment what will you do with hubby home every day, you will have to teach him to make cards and get him up and running on a blog girl
Mina xxx

Mrs A. said...

But you haven't told us how many folds! Such a gorgeous card. Best wishes for hubbies retirement. Hugs Mrs A.

Iulia said...

Fabulous creation, sweetie! Love the card shape and the beautiful combination of colors! Truly adorable!
Hugs, Iulia

Jules said...

Wow Lesley .. .. this is amazing.

So many gorgeous things to be looking at and such beautiful colours.

This must have taken for ever and a day to make .. .. but a stunning result!

Hope all is good at your end.

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

Oh my word girl!!! This is so amazing!! I adore your stair stepper style and all of the fun nautical elements here!! GORGEOUS!!

Julie said...

OOh this is perfect for Tom's retirement!! Glad to see you managed the stepper and managed rather perfectly I must say!!! Hugs, Juliexxx

Sharon Basel said...

What an incredible creation! This is absolutely fantastic - I love all your wonderful details and how you combined the Doodle Pantry crab with the Edwin image. So much to enjoy gazing at with this creative stair step card. Thanks for joining us at Doodle Pantry!

Céline said...

Hi Lesley, sorry i'm late!!
your step card is so beautiful love the combo you choose ! so cute see scene!
céline (stamptacular dt)

L.Wilson said...

One fantastic fold card! Love all the little elements that are popping up! Thanks for playing along and joining us at Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 15! Your complimentary image is being emailed today.

Turtle In The Sand said...

This is evidence that this man is truly loved. Wow the work and thought that went into this creation is definitely True Love. Gorgeous, Lesley. Hope you both use that beach chair this winter! Hugs

Alex said...

I know what you mean with kids and their energy, believe me, a 4 and a 6 year old aren't any easier! Although to be fair you do get used to it and can cope ;-)
Loving the card! HAven't seen an Edwin in ages and yours is just great and those crabs are cuteeeeeeeee!
Looks like a complicated card to make and I am as always in awe of your imagination!
Love, alex