Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Stampin For All 'Fancy Fold' Challenge cards

Good Morning Ladies,

I hosted a Design Team Challenge over on the Stampin For All  fb group a couple of weeks ago.
The Challenge was to make a 'Fancy Fold' Card, I used the 'Twist & Pop' Technique card, I think it has a real 'WOW' factor! 
But enough about my card, look at these amazing Fancy Folds, made by members of the Group...…..

Elaine Spencer

Elaine has made an amazing Fancy Fold using the beautiful 'Twinkle Twinkle'  Designer Series papers from Stampin'Up! The sentiments have been stamped and die cut with Layering Circles Thinlits.  The card is closed with a pretty piece of matching Lace.
Such a pretty card and brilliant fold, thanks so much for sharing Elaine. xxx

Gez Carpenter

Gez has designed a 'Double Z Fold' card for the Fancy Fold Challenge, Gez has used the 'Bubble Over' Stamp set with the matching 'Bottles & Bubbles' thinlits to decorate her card.
Gez I bet your Son loved this card, thank you so much for taking part in the challenge. xxx

Helen Chandler 

Helen has used the gorgeous 'Frosted Florals' Bundle to create this fantastic tri-fold style card, I love that gorgeous floral spray you have created and your choice of paper, everything works so well together.  Thank you so much for taking part in the Challenge. xxx

 Ian Potter

Ian has used the gorgeous 'Share What You Love' Bundle to create this amazing 'tent fold with a twist' (I have no idea what you would call that fold but I love it)! Ian used the 'Banner Triple' punch to create that flag tailed banner, which folds over to form the focal point of the card.
Thank you so much Ian for taking part in the 'Fancy Fold' challenge and for Inspiring us all with your gorgeous card. xxx

 Lorraine Turner

Lorraine has created a fun 'Slider card' for her 'Fancy Fold', she has used a beautiful die cut sentiment and some cute Peel Off stickers to embellish the slide our pieces.
Thank you so much Lorraine for supporting yet another challenge, you are amazing, I don't know how you manage to take part in so many.  You are an inspiration to us all. xxx

Victoria Littlewood 

Victoria has created a real 'WOW' card with this 'Fancy Fold' card and stand. Victoria has also used the 'Share What you Love' Designer Series Paper and Old Olive card.
Such an eye catching design, thank you so much for entering the challenge Victoria xxx


What an incredible display of fun folds, I think that there is something there to inspire us all, I will certainly be having a go at a few of them.

I am hoping the weather forecast in right and that it really does start to warm up a bit today or tomorrow because I just don't function when I am cold, the heating was on all day yesterday but it just didn't seem to warm up, I had blue toes all day, with the added stress of the girls whining because they were cold too, if its the same today I think we will light the fire in the lounge, that way they can sit and get warm in there.

I hope that you all stay warm too, 

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Ladies

    What stunning cards on display today-they’re all amazing.

    Busy day yesterday at work so I didn’t feel like doing much last night-just read a book. I’m hoping to get into my craft room tonight-I’ve left it in a mess as I was starting to make some Christmas gift tags so will need to finish them or at least, move everything.


  2. Morning Everyone
    What a lovely selection and inspiration today's cards are.

    Well it's not quite as cold and it's rained in the night so perhaps that's the reason. Having said that the heating is on full blast and my fingers are going all over the board and definitely not in the 'right order'.

    Want to start on my CC today and start thinking about my ATCs as I have the most wonderful Mixed Media Queen for my partner hehehe

    The CAFE is OPEN. Heating is on and breakfast cooked and ready for all who want to pop in early. For Dear Friends who cannot do that hot drinks and toasted sandwiches are available the whole day.

    HUGS on their way to you all. Have a good day everyone. Off now to put the slow cooker on for tea.xxxx

  3. Morning ladies,

    It's very frosty here again, heating is now on full time 8 am til 9pm, although according to last night's weather report we should have temps reaching 16-17 degrees at the weekend so we should be able to deflate and dry out the hot tub and stow it away til next spring.
    In the days when there was no central heating and only a coal and wood fire in the lounge, if we ever complained of being cold Mum's response 'well..put extra jumpers and thicker socks on and help with the housework, that will stop you from moaning about the cold'.
    I haven't the luxury of saying that to anyone hahaha....there's only me here all day til Jamie gets home.

    I did my fruit and veg top up shopping yesterday in Sainsbury's and (my goodness it was so cold in there) and after filling the bag I moved to put it back in the trolley and must have not have turned properly as bang! pain shot though my hip and down my leg.
    So painful today even though I had the electric under-blanket on. I can assure you Sandra I never have problems with it on a low heat all night and if you put yours underneath your mattress protector, it shouldn't wrinkle up.

    Starting my ATC cards this morning, I'm so looking forward to swapping with Sue Yay!

    Hope you all stay warm and well,
    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

    1. Do hope your hip pain is easing now

    2. I hope the pain is easing off now

    3. Ouch, Cheryl. Hope the pain have eased a bit over the day.x

  4. Hi Sandra and all in the Café today. What beautifil fancy folded cards. And no two the same! Thank you for sharing them and I hope you are a bit warmer today my lovely xx
    I forgot to say that I loved sherbert fountains, fireman's hoses, pink panther chocolate and Parma violets in particular. The only sweets I really didn't like were fruit salads and drumstick lollies. And yes I still have a sweet tooth! X
    Yesterdaywas a day of interruptions amd I didn't manage to get finished the cards I started so that is my job today.
    Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for all in need. Take care xx

  5. Hi Sandra & all in café,
    Sandra thank you for sharing all the "Fancy Fold" cards, they are all lovely. The weather has certainly turned cold, hope you feel warmer today.xxx
    I went to Petanque this morning just to have coffee with them all, I usually stay & watch for a while but it was too cold today, normally I don't worry but seem to feel the cold more at the moment. I start hip classes on 4th Dec, will be interesting to see what it involves.
    Sending hugs to Lilian & anybody else who needs one love Margaret.xxx

  6. Hello All, well we had frost last night, it’s the first I can remember frost in October, hope that doesn’t mean it’s going to be a hard winter.

    Lovely lot of amazing cards today, wouldn’t be able to get my head around those.

    Forgot to comment on favourite sweets, there was still rationing on when I was little, and as we were six children the quarter of boiled sweets didn’t go far, later I loved rhubarb and custard chews.

    Am sorting my room out, at the moment the table is heaped high, while I try and reorganise, to give me more room, not sure it’s working.

    Hope you are all having a good day, hugs Lilian

    1. Hi Lilian
      The room I use for crafting could do with a clear out as well. I darent start as I’d never get finished.

  7. Hi Sandra &ladies
    It's BL---Y freezing in Broadstairs we have had heavy rain & its been so dark the light has been on since 9 am &the heating has been on high too.
    Wow lovely lot of fancy fold cards i wish I could get my head around making them but they always end up in the bin.
    I have made my CC today now I have to make my ATC,s JANET you made me smile in your comment thank you. Your the Queen of Lace so between us we should be the perfect partners.😬😬.
    Well I'm going back in craft room to try & make my ATC,s
    Hug's all round extra for Lilian Pat Pete & Maria xx
    Love Lynda xx

    1. Hi Lynda
      Your weather sounds awful Lynda. We also have are heating on as well. However, although it’s been cold we have had some sun. Thanks for the hugs.

  8. Today has been very cold I actually wore gloves today and that was only to get to the car
    Had a hospital appointment earlier this afternoon and just finishing some baking for our Bring and Share for Halloween So I’ve made some spotty muffins (blueberry) and some mouldy muffins (chocolate chip) I tried to colour the batter green but now they’re baked they don’t look very green!
    Had a lovely afternoon yesterday with Oscar He is such a cheeky little chap
    Out dancing tonight and tomorrow night but I hope to make a start on a cc tomorrow afternoon and have a think about ATC’s for the lovely SANDRA
    Enjoy the rest of the evening xx

    1. Hi Karen
      I hope your hospital visit went well today. I bet you had a lovely time with Oscar yesterday, and enjoy your dancing tonight.

  9. Hi Sandra and ladies
    What a lovely selection of fancy fold cards on display today. I’m really impressed as I can’t get my head around them at all.
    It’s cold here as well ladies. Pete had a late morning as he was up at about 5.20 this morning. He must have dropped off as he was going to get up at about 3.30.
    Hope you managed to keep warm today Sandra. As your house is quite large it’ll take a lot of heat to keep it warm.

  10. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    What an amazing display of fancy folds cards Sandra, I don’t think I would know where to start, they are all brilliant. Thank you ladies for allowing Sandra to share your fantastic cards with us. xx

    I hope you managed to keep warm today Sandra, it was quite a dull chilly day here, I ended up putting an extra layer on to keep warm.

    Take care everyone, love and hugs Brenda xxx