Sunday, January 17, 2016

New Challenge #171 at Glitter N Sparkle

Hello Again,

Well the White Stuff has finally fallen from the sky
and is laying on the ground.
Arrrggg well that's me stuck inside,
honest I look like Bambi on Ice
when I go out in the Snow.
And the worst thing is I have to go to College tomorrow,
and the Mr's car is in the Garage
so I will have to use the bus and risk walking........
Keeping everything crossed that it melts away quick,
It can come back on Tuesday when I don't have to go anywhere.

Anyway this weeks project is a Card I have made
for my Nephew's 2nd Birthday.
He is just so cute and adorable,
and he also has the most amazing name lol.
Yes he is also called Sam !!!
(well Samuel in full)
Just wish I could see them all more often,
but I'm here in England,
and they are over in Denmark.

The Theme at

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Limited Runs who are offering
3 Images from their store

Oddball Art who are offering
3 Images from their store

Ppinky Dolls who are offering
3 Images from their store

My Project this
week is:-
Ollie the Giraffe Digi Stamp
(One of our sponsors)

To begin with I used a A4 Sheet of Burnt Orange Card
which I cut into a Triangle with 24cm length sides.
I then Marked off on each side at 12 cm and 
connected them to make the inverted center Triangle,
using a Valley Fold.
On each of the 3 outside Triangles,
I then marked off the bottom 3rd and made the Mountain Fold.

Using Orange Giraffe Glitter Paper
(Safari Kids - DCWV)
I cut out Triangles to fit all of the outer 3 corners,
from the fold up.
And on the reverse side I used some Light Orange Card
(Scrap Box)
along the bottom 3rd of the Outer Triangles,
(between the folds)
To make them look less harsh against the Burnt Orange Card,
I lightly distressed the edges of the Light Orange Card
using Antique Linen Distress Ink.
(Tim Holtz)
I also added 6 Orange/Silver Striped Candies
to the overlap Corners of the Triangles

Next I printed off the Image twice
on White DC Paper
And coloured it in using my Promarker Pens.
Burnt Orange
I cut one of the Images out in a Triangle
3mm smaller that the Base Card.
Then I fussy cut the other Image out,
and attached it on top of the triangle Image 
using a Mini Card Spring
(Docrafts - Papermania)
so that it pops and bounces around, when the card is opened

For my Sentiments I used the ones that came with the Image,

colouring them with the Mandarin Promarker Pen
and cutting them out by hand.

Finally I added the Orange Letter Buttons
(Trimits Decorative)
'S' 'A' 'M',
one to each of the Light Orange Card Corners
which show when the Card is folded up.

I'd like to enter this Card in the
following Challenges:-
Cardz 4 Guyz - #102 - Happy Birthday
Crafting For All Seasons - #117 - Monochrome
Create And Inspire - #37 - ATG
Creative Knockouts - #124 - Card For A Child
Fab 'N' Funky - #287 - For A Child (Winner)
Robyn's Fetish - #299 - Animals
Send A Smile 4 Kids - 16/01 - Birthday Fun 4 Kids
Simply Papercrafts - #21 - ATG
That Craft Place - 17/01 - ATG
The Male Room - #26 - ATG


  1. What a cool card design with an adorable image. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Knockouts.

  2. What an amazing card! I've just spent several minutes going through the photos over and over again to see how it works, it's fab the way the triangle folds into a star. Perfect for a guy - they often seem to like a card with a bit of "engineering" to it. I can imagine the recipient spending hours folding and unfolding it to see how it works. Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz

  3. What a really fab card. I love the cute little giraffe inside, but it's the folding triangle that I find super! I'm sure that it's much loved. Thanks so much for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at The Male Room! Deborah, DT.

  4. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at Fab N Funky.


  5. Really cute card - just love that giraffe! - thank you for playing along with our 'for a child' challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith x

  6. Fabulous card fold and love the cute giraffe-----Thank you for joining us atCreate And Inspire
    Carol DT x

  7. love it,thanks for joining us at That Craft Place hugs, kay