Sunday, 25 October 2015

Winter wishes

Hello folks. Hopefully you have had an enjoyable weekend. We were given an "Afternoon Tea" for a gift last Christmas and finally got around to enjoying the experience yesterday...yum...after which we walked it off around Clark's Village and managed not to spend any money, except in the Lindt shop!!
Mucking out burned off those calories this morning!!

Anyway, I am here to share an easel card with a difference, as on first glance it's a gatefold card.

However, when you open it up, it does this!!

 Now, I was one of the very lucky winners of Darnell's most recent NBUS Challenge and this is the first outing for one of the stamp sets I chose from Bunny Zoes. I love this TGF set which has lots of components (and will think of you whenever I use it Darnell!!) . I coloured the polar bear with SN pencils for a change to contrast the pretty LOTV papers. The snowflakes were made using Tonic Studios Forever Moments clay and a push out cutter that I picked up in the cake decorating section in Hobbycraft. When they were dry I used dries clear glue and sprinkled tons of glamour dust on the top.
I think I could have put a few more snowflakes inside but thought perhaps it wouldn't tie quite so neatly. Anyway there are some challenges that suit this card so I am off to play at

Papertake Weekly - All about the base 
Crafting by Designs - Get ready for Christmas October
A snowflake's promise #8 - Anything Christmas/Winter
Fantasy Stampers #48 - Animal Antics
Polkadoodles #43 - Add sparkle, bling or glitter
 (glitter on snowflakes and scene)

Right, I'm off to catch up on last night's Casualty while I can have full control of the remote as Connor and Laura are dogsitting again!!

Have a lovely evening xx


Julie B said...

Glad you enjoyed your afternoon tea, we went out for lunch for Al's birthday but Ben got overtired as he'd been swimming in the morning and the fishcakes he ordered were not to his taste! The food was lovely though.
This is a super card and well done with your win over at Darnell's. :)

Lorraine said...

A brilliant card Sarah, love the sweet polar bear and fab card design
Lorraine x

Furrbster said...

Wow what a great idea! Lovely card.
Hugz Tinz

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful gate fold card, just love the character inside. Called at Clark's village on our way home from Cornwall back in August. Too many lovely thing to buy. Have a great week ahead cheers Sue x

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card and loved the surprise!! Sweet image too. Brilliant!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, such a cute image and brilliant design.

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Clever design . Love the idea . Great image and papers .Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation and love the inside as well as this colour combo...stunning work.

{The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Brenda said...

This polar bear is darling! I love the gate fold, easel combo may have to give that one a try. The snowflakes are perfect, so fun that you made them!

Doreen said...

A great image and details,this is

brenda said...

What a very nice shaped card Sarah and super super surprise when it's opened.

Used to love Clark's Village, used to go there when Eliot spent his post gad year at Shepton.

B x

Kat W said...

Mmmm, afternoon tea sounds delicious :-) And so does the Lindt goodies! I'm all about the cake and chocolate :-)

Your card design is fabulous...I was excited to see what it looked like when opened and it's brilliant! The sparkly clay snowflakes are a gorgeous embellishment for your sweet image :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Laine said...

He is fabulous Sarah. Great gatefold/easel combo. Have not made one of these in an age! Love the snowflakes and the happy sentiment.

Veerle said...

Wonderful card Sarah and such a cute bear.
Hugs, Veerle

Lucy Woods said...

Wow so gorgeous and so clever!! I can't get my head around anything other than a basic square card lol!! Love this!
Lucy x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
oh I love this fab design card.
What a very clever idea, and for the life of me I can't think why that design has never occurred to me.
Love you fab stamps you won, and the super papers.
Those snowflakes are perfect and another super idea.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Stamping Bubbles said...

What a clever card Sarah. I love the cute little bear too.
Thank you for joining our challenge at Fantasy Stampers.
Crafty hugs

Sue said...

Sarah, this is beautiful. I love the colours you have used and your card design is sheer genius. I like the sound of afternoon tea followed by Lindt Chocolates!

Annette said...

A lovely card, and I love the sound of the Lindt shop. They make my favourite chocolates, those red lindor balls. I'm guessing you've tried them, but if not, you NEED to do so!!!!

Whisper said...

Aaaah absolutely delighful and what a surprise too - when you open the gatefold card to find an easel - a super idea.

I'm off to Gunwharf Quay tomorrow, while Harrison is doing a cookery class - but i'm sure i will end up buying lots of things ;-) Luv Sam x

Pollard Carole said...

Wonderful what a great design don't think I've seen this before very clever and those stamps are perfecta brilliant card love and hugs Carole x

Jules said...

Hi Sarah

What a fabulous card design .. .. great shape and a lovely surprise for the recipient when they open it!

Gorgeous colour ribbon too.

I bet you are as gutted as I am out PP closing .. .. couldn't believe there were still a few designs, images and sentiment sets not in my collection. Good job they were on offer LOL!!!!

Sorry for being a bit of a stranger. Weddings have been super, duper busy this year .. .. but they are calming down a little now.

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Jane Savage said...

Amazing card design, Sarah in my fave colour combo too!! Love that adorable bear! Is that a Lindt hot chocolate in his paws? :) xxx

Marilyn said...

Fabulous card Sarah! I love the bear and the clever design of it!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow I totally ADORE this sweet bear!! Love the unveiling of the ribbon to open up this fun design!! Very sweet and the colors are just perfect!! :) HUGS

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Gorgeous card....Love the cute bear....what a great design....Joolsx

Inkyfingers said...

What a clever idea Sarah and I love that cute polar bear! The papers are lovely and I love the homemade snowflake! I'm glad you enjoyed your afternoon tea-
Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenge.
Carol x

Anjie said...

Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our add bling or glitter challenge at Polkadoodles
Anjie (DT)

Asha said...

What an amazing idea! LOVE the surprise element. AWESOME card, Sarah
hugs, Asha

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, what a fab card design! Love those pretty snowflakes too!

raven said...

So pretty. Thankyou so much for sharing with us at ASP. Good Luck..Genny DT xxx

Julie B said...

Ooops back to say thanks for linking up at Fantasy Stampers! ;)

Penny said...

Thanks so much for making it sparkle with us at Polkadoodles this week
Penny (Polkadoodles DT)