Sunday, 10 August 2014

Fancy Folds

Good morning I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. It is absolutely throwing it down here! Yesterday was beautiful so nice and sunny. We went for a walk and then about 5 there was a knock at the door and when Dave opened it someone had left a beautiful little baby boy on our doorstep! My daughter and her partner were hiding round the corner lol.  It was so nice we sat at the bottom of the garden on the decking. Dave was playing with a very old wooden pull along toy for Rowan and he was thrilled with it, he was squealing and kicking his feet - we were all in stitches!

Anyway, today is a new challenge at Hobbycutz and this week I have chosen the theme which is "Fancy Folds."  Here is my contribution:


I have made a pop up box card.  Well to tell the truth I actually made the box ages ago and it was lying on my worktop waiting to be used - so long ago that some of the papers had faded so I had to tear them off and put fresh ones on!  I used digital papers from The Sweet Shoppe called Here In This Moment and some card stock from The Papermill.  The sentiment is Penny Black and I used the resist method of embossing with some Scattered Straw DI and then cut it out with SB Labels 13.  The flowers are SB and also a punch, ivy a Marianne die and butterfly is MB.  The fence is a lovely laser cut from Hobbycutz there are loads of different ones have a look at the shop here.


I think I should have decorated this front panel, will have to do something with it!


Please head over to the challenge to see what the rest of the DT have done and for all the details on the challenge!

Thank you so much for looking today and any comments you leave, take care xx

34 comments:

Ira Huberts said...

I so love this explosion box model and yours looks really festive Susan, love the popping up butterflies and flowers, so pretty! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Patrice said...

Beautiful card Suzie. Love the soft colours you chose to work with. Lovely. x

Veerle said...

Really lovely, beautiful pop-up box Susan. What a great challenge, when I red the theme you chose I immediatly knew what I was going to make for this challenge. So I will quickly hop over there and have a look at the other DT's makes. Love, Veerle xxxx

Mary J said...

I think this is my most fave pop up box card I've seen so far, Suzie! So delicate and pretty!

Chris x said...

Beautiful Susan fantastic box and luv the colours have been seeing a lot of these boxes must have a better look to see what they are.
Chris x

Carol said...

Love your pop up box Susan it looks fabulous. Carol x

aussie aNNie said...

What a lovely surprise to find your gorgeous grandson on the door step....sound like a wonderful family time...and...I love your box card. I was going to enter this challenge last week and forgot so as I like different folds, may just do so this week....my computer is ok now since I de fragged it and booted it up...running like a dream but think blogger was an issue The Journey is the Start



sue...throwing a hissy fit...xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous creation Susan, love the pretty flowers butterflies and soft colours.
Hugs
Wendy xx

Sharon said...

This is fabulous Susan. Love the papers and so much gorgeousness flowing out of the box. Love it.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

rachel said...

Hiya Susan - what a fabulous box! love this!!! I bet it was a lovely surprise to find Rowan on the doorstep!Hugs rachel xx

Janie Printz said...

Very cute box Susan. Love those pop up box cards. Wonderful ly decorated & love that little fence.
hugs, Janie

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is so gorgeous! Love the colours and the sentiment looks fab! I am too scared to try and make one of these! xx

Patricia said...

Wow!! This is beautiful, I love making these boxes.
Love the colours and embellishments you have used

Patricia xx

My'scardcorner said...

Love these pop up box cards and yours us so pretty Susan I'm not brave enough to try one.What a lovely surprise bet you enjoyed loads of cuddles
Myrax

Janette said...

Gorgeous pop up box Susan, so pretty, glad you finally managed to use it....

We are truly getting battered about today aren't we..!!!!!..I struggled to close the back of the house up before, the wind was just crazy...talk about batten down the hatches..lol...xxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Susan, such a lovely design full of pretty detailing and I love the soft colours.
hugs Sue xx

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Susan… what pretty papers and I love your fab pop ups!! I have made a couple of these and I find the hardest thing are the actual pop ups… think they are quite tricky deciding what to put, and if you put too many they can look messy, but you have done a fab job here… they look just perfect!! :-)
Ah yes, we had lovely sunny day here yesterday, can't believe the difference today and I'm blaming Bertha!! Lol hope she clears off soon!
Hope you're having a good weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Elaine said...

Beautiful ! Glad you had a good day x

chrissy xx said...

GOrgeous! FABulous colours and design Susan..Had to laugh..So truthful telling us you had to change the flowers..LOving the little fence round the bottom of your box.
Yep! rain all day today..We went to watch the Lancashire Fusiliers walking the same route as the men of WW1..very emotional.
Chrissyxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous pop up box Susan. I love all the flowers and butterflies and the fence around the bottom looks fab.
Lorraine x

Chrissy said...

Gosh! Susan...when I read about the baby on the doorstep I nearly choked on my toast...lol..what a fun thing to do..lol..sounds like you had a perfect day..and I love your pop up box and really must try this.Love the flowers and papers..I think I'm pixie carameled out and have moved on..lol..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sandy said...

Wonderful box Susan!!
Sandy xx

Joey said...

Susan this is gorgeous, beautiful design. Joey xx

coops said...

wow so stunning susan.fabulous pop up design and i love the details ;D

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Susan, such a fabulous design and pretty papers and details.
I'm so pleased to hear that Rowan is doing well.
Pauline
x

Anet van Zyl said...

Your Pop Up Box is stunning Susan, I love the pretty paper and the dies are gorgeous. Anet x

Anet van Zyl said...

Your Pop Up Box is stunning Susan, I love the pretty paper and the dies are gorgeous. Anet x

Judith said...

Hi Susan - I'm just calling in to say hello - sorry I'm still not back in the swing of things - just can't keep up with myself or anyone else for that matter. Its lovely to hear that your grandson is doing so well now after his rocky start. I love your box too the little fence detail is fab and a great display inside! hugs Judith x

Joann Burton said...

Love this Susan. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, wonderful colours.
luv
Debby

Jules said...

Hi Susan

This is really lovely.

I have only ever made one .. .. which went to my DIL for her birthday. I think I overfilled mine LOL!!!

Sounds like your weather was the same as ours yesterday. Today looks a bit more promising.

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

mags said...

A beautiful pop up box Susan. Love all the detail and the little fence at the bottom is the perfect finishing touch.
Mags
x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Susan this is one awesome and very beautiful 'pop up' box love the fabby colours and all those lovely flowers and butterfly this is top notch.
hugs
lorraine x

Kat W said...

This is really lovely - such pretty colours and bursting with exuberance :-)

Hugs, Kat x