Tuesday 29 November 2011


Hope you are all enjoying your week. My back is still troubling me so I am hoping it will be ok by weekend because Dave and I have planned to go into Manchester first thing for our annual Christmas trip round the Christmas markets etc. - fingers crossed. I am trying to be organised for Christmas so I made my cranberry sauce yesterday which was a bargain, I got two bags of fresh cranberries for £1 at the market in Poulton yesterday. They were a bit on the ripe side but I gave them a good wash and picked the really over ripe ones out and it made a big pan of sauce!! I shall make my stuffing next week that will be two things crossed off the list!!

I have made a tri fold card today which is a first for me so you will have to bear with me. Looked up how to do it on You Tube which is great for any little craft how do you do it questions you have. Its a bit difficult to photograph so, unfortunately, there are a few pictures!

Here\'s a picture of the tag:

And the sentiment on the tag:

I certainly enjoyed doing it and will do one again. The image is a digi which I have coloured with Copics. I have added a bell to her hat tied with Bakers Twine. The papers are a pad I bought in Las Vegas and are very scrummy they have glitter on but you can\'t see it in these pictures. The snowflakes are a mixture of Spellbinders and Whimsy, the tree and tag are Marianne and the snowflake border I have tucked the tag in is a Spellbinder. The brad is from Las Vegas and the pearls are from my stash. The Seasons Greeting ribbon you can just see is from my stash by American Crafts (had it years it must be vintage by now!). I would like to enter the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe\'s Crafts - Anything Christmas with Pearls
Craft Your Passion - Tis The Season
Lexi\'s Creations - One for the Boys
Victorine Stamps - Use Ribbon
Little Clair\'s - Shaped Card
Just Some Lines - Tic Tac Toe (Ribbon, digi, brad)
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Santa
Delightful Sketches Challenge - Red and Green
Southern Girls - Bingo (Diecuts, Gems and Ribbon)
Purple Butterfly Crafts - Baby its Cold Out
Well I'm going to finish my vintage card I started the other day, thanks for looking, please leave a comment its always lovely to read them and take care xx


chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgoues! LOve this Tri-fold card! LOve all your embelishments too Susan....
Take lots of money to Manchester lol.....Some really lovely things!

Macpurp said...

this is beautiful!I have had a go at this style once before.
I hope your back is better for this weekend, how do you make your cranberry sauce? do you freeze it or is it jarred?
love teen xx

Janiel/ janny said...

Susan, What a delightful card!!! Love the pocket with the little tag...... great idea!!!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous tri fold card Susan.. never made one yet...but I will..maybe over the holidays when things quiet down.
Beautiful colours love the image and your colouring and details...so pretty.


sharon said...

Wow your first ever Tri fold card, what a great job you did, I love all the little details. Thanks for playing along at Lexis creations and good luck in our DT call. Sharon x

sallysbitz2 said...

WOW, this is a fab card x
Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

fairy thoughts said...

fab card with loads of cute details, it looks really complicated.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Tri-Fold card Susan, I haven't seen one of these for ages! Gorgeous colours and love how you added the tag!
Helen x
p.s I do use a light box for my pics!

Larelyn said...

I love it! You created a masterpiece. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.

Jenn (Triple J Designs) said...

You make tri-folds look easy!! Great job! Thank you for joining us this week for “Tis the Season” at Craft Your Passion Challenges and good luck!!

Sandy said...

Not only have you a beautiful card but a beautiful smile as well! Your card definitely shows that you love what you do!

coops said...

fantastic card susan.the shape is stunning and gorgeous image and details :D

xx coops xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Its fantastic hun...great paper & fabbie image!!
hugs and xxx

Heike said...

This card is brilliant - so beautiful and such a great shape. What a great idea to also incorporate a tag.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's for our monthly challenge. x

Dorcas said...

Awesome trifold card! Thanks so much for joining us at Bunny Zoe's!

Joey said...

Susan this is absolutely fantastic, great fold, thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts. Joey xx

Tina said...

wow this is amazing...thanks for sharing at just some lines


Sue B said...

Wow! what a fab design Susan! I love the image and the papers and embellishments are just perfect!
Hugs Sue xx

Jenn Borjeson said...

Beautiful - this is just gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines. :)

Lin said...

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations with our 'One for the Lads' challenge.

Love your simple design which is ideal for an male.

Good luck in the DT call.