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Friday, September 13, 2013

Sitting With My Friends in the Park

This post is picture long because I didn't know how to photograph a "Fancy Fold" card. So, here's what the card looks like when you first see it.


Then, as you open the garden gate....


And here's the inside of the card.


Here's a close-up of the inside.


And here I am with my beagle Bailey and my cat Harley. Only I don't resemble this young girl...she's a bit younger than me (well, to be honest, lots younger than me) but my Bailey and Harley really do look like this.


This little girl image is by Bildmalarna and the dog and cat stamp are from different sets by Fiskars.  The bench is a die by La-La Land and the lamp post die is by Poppy. The card is actually a die by Sizzix and the fence is part of the die. Growing on the fence are flowers and leaves from assorted punches I've collected over the years. I mounted the card on a piece of heavy green cardstock for support.

The challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week is "Fancy Folds". The weekly sponsor for this challenge is Iva Nova Chest and the monthly sponsor is The Ribbon Girl who has donated a £10 voucher.  The Design Team at Sweet Stampin' have posted some cards to inspire you for this challenge. Please take a look at their wonderful creations!

                                                                  Hugs,
                                                                  Gail

This card has been entered in the following challenges:
Eclectic Ellapu, Make My Monday Challenge Blog, Parade Your Crafts, Deep Ocean Challenge Blog, Cuttlebug Mania, Tuesday Throwdown, Just Hanna Stamps

18 comments:

  1. Oh WOW Gail this is truly fabulous! Love love love how that fence opens up and all those lovely little flowers growing on it just finish it off beautifully. Thank you so much for your really kind words on my Blog, I do so appreciate these, and it keeps me going too. Happy Weekend to you. Judy x

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  2. So sweet card and great idea with folds. Gorgeous flowers on fence.
    Hugs,
    Natali

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  3. This is so cute. I love how the fence opens to reveal some of your pets. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

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  4. Must have that die!!! it is gorgeous!!

    Love your card and the story, very sweet!!!

    Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs
    Jannie

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous Gail, I love how it opens up to the garden scene, just beautiful
    Hugs Julie P

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  6. cute card! love the gate and the cute images! thanks for joining our challenge! jen t. from parade your crafts:)

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  7. Your card is totally adorable, Gail! Love how the card opens up with the fence, and your combination of die cuts and images makes up such a lovely scene!

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  8. Such a beautiful card Gail and love the gate opening. Great idea
    x catherine

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  9. Gorgeous scene thank you for joining us this week at MMM, Laura DT xx

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  10. Adorable image, love the design too, very creative. Hugz

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  11. Now this is a card that radiates happiness! I love the "surprise" of the animals when you open up the fence and the attention to detail in your colouring and the punched flowers is absolutely lovely. Hugs, Tracey xx

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  12. My gosh Gail this is just stunning.

    Regards diane

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  13. Super cute card. Love the fold. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

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  14. Wow what an amazing card just love the design and the image so clever Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

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  15. This really looks like a challenging card to make, but you've mastered it beautifully!! Great job of adding Lucy and Harley with Mom on the park bench, enjoying the "outing". Love all the little trailing flowers on the gate. Elegant creation, Ms Gail !!

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  16. Brilliantly delightful card, love how the gate opens up...great idea. Have joined as your newest member...luv aNNie

    http://annieforeva.blogspot.com.au

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  17. This is so gorgous Gail. Love the fabulous design and the super images xx

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