30 August, 2016

By the sea

What about a quick last-minute entry for the "Fancy folds" challenge at craft-alnica?
I played with the idea of making an easel card, but then I decided to go for something different. A rather regular shape that would give me the chance to use this wonderful seaside image, and on the other hand feature a little bit of something special with its shape. 
As it has been ages since I found the picture on the internet, I have no clue where it came from. However, it still surprises me how it features everything mom loves: a cottage by the sea, a comfy bed, flowers in the garden, a white teddy, grapes, strawberries, coffee, something sweet, and a kitten. I couldn't have done it better if I panted it myself!
Naturally, I immediately thought I'd use it on a card for mom, but I never knew how. Now, I thoought I'd combine it with a background paper featuring gravel and a bunch of orange roses. Surpisingly, the gravel-and-roses combination seemed to fit, and after a bit of cutting, folding and arranging the details, ths is what I came up with:
I decided to place a white paper on the inside, however it is not visible when the card is closed. 
Of course that meant the roses would have to be arranged in a way they wouldn't interfere with the front image.
In an attempt to use up some of my papers and leave no part of the card empta, I covered the back, too. 

- 613 avenue create: ATG
- gem of a challenge: summer fun
- craft-alnica: fancy folds
- crafty catz: ATG
- crafty sentiments: lots of layers
- creative fingers: ATG
- craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper
- fabnfunky: ATG
- robynsfetish: ATG
- inspiration destination: ATG
- modsquad: pet/animal
- ooh-la-la: girlie
- pennys papertake: ATG
- throughthecraftroomdoor: ATG
- wordartwednesday: ATG


  1. Cute sweet bear! Love all your beautiful details on this amazing card! Such a cute card - love all those cute guys! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host.

  2. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 292, Hazel DT - and also for my Patterned Paper August challenge – hope to see you again soon x

  3. Many thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week with your gorgeously folded card.
    Lorraine DT

  4. I love this card. This shape is really neat. Love how you used the rock paper to go with the seaside. Thank You for sharing with us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

    Michelle (DT)

  5. Really lovely card - the image is beautiful and the fold really sets it off. And that pebble backing paper is absolutely wonderful

  6. such a lovely card thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz this week.
    AuntySue DT

  7. Absolutely love the card, fold and details. Thanks for sharing at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you back for our new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Creative Fingers xx

  8. Very beautiful card. I love the fold. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week. Good luck!!! Patricia

  9. Čudovita in tako lepo okrašena voščilnica. Všeč mi je motiv in kamenčkast papir, tako razgiban je vse skupaj.
    Hvala, da si se nam pridružila v Craft-alnici. Lp Lili

  10. What a gorgeous scene this is. Wouldn't it be lovely to wake up to that view every morning. Love the different fold you have used and the background colours work perfectly with it. Thanks for joining in with our 'Lots of Layers' theme this week at Crafty Sentiments and good luck
    Eileen :)

  11. Beautiful card and the execution of the fold is wonderful! Love how well every element is integrated into the fold design! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  12. Such a fun card. Beautiful image. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

  13. Zelo lepo si se poigrala s prepogibi in naredila čudovito voščilnico :-))
    Vesela sem, ker ustvarjaš z nami v izzivu CRAFT-alnice … Srečno!

  14. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs

  15. How creative. Must remember that fold. The whole card is beautiful. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  16. Beautiful!! Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Fab'n'Funky :)

  17. Gorgeous card lovely design, thank you for joining us at OLLCB.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  18. Krasna je z vsemi dodatki.
    Hvala, da si se nam pridružila v CRAFT-alnici.