Sunday, 30 December 2012

Winter joy fold card

For today's card I've tried a new card technique, namely creating a Joy fold card. I've been meaning to create one for a long time, but this week's challenge over at Tuesday Morning sketches was just the incentive I needed.

This also seemed like the perfect opportunity to use my new Penny Black stamp (polar mimi). I stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocao on a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock and coloured it with Spectrum Noirs and matted in onto a piece of core'dinations cardstock. The papers are from an old Marianne Design paper pad. The blue and silver cord with the silver ball and blue felt/silver snowflake came from a 3 m Christmas decoration string. I finished the card off with 9 small pearls from my stash and some glitter glue on the rest of the printed snowflakes, the spots on the scarf and the snowflakes of the PP (not showing up in the picture I'm afraid).

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - #178 Anything goes (challenge yourself)
Marianne Design Divas - It's Christmas (use MD product)
ABC Christmas Challenge - Z for Zoo animals
Penny Black and More - It's your choice
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Glitter and sparkle (use PB image/large sent.)
Spectrum Noir Challenge - Winter blues (use SNs)
Top Tip Tuesday - #92 Anything Christmas
Papertake Weekly - #77 Pick of the year (All creatures great & small)
Crafts and Me - Winter Wonderland
Do You Stack Up - #104 Turquoise
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Frosted Designs - On the 9th day of Christmas (use 9 pearls)
CHNC - #105 Anything (Christmas) goes
LCI - Anything goes at Christmas


  1. An adorable card. lovely shades of blue. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  2. This is so cute!! New folds are always fun to try! Great job on this one!
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  3. Oh Marianne, this is beautiful! I love the Joy fold, it's a fun card to create. The charm is the perfect touch and what an adorable stamped image. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  4. This is too cute! Love the pearls as snowflakes! :) Thanks for joining us in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xo

  5. Such a sweet card, and an adorable image. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge. Good Luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. Beautiful! Love your choice of papers and super cute image.
    Thanks so much for sharing at penny black and more!

  7. This stamp is adorable! I love the pearls & the fun fold - they are so intimidating UNTIL you try them, right? Thanks so much for sharing & playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches :)

  8. I love the fold and the gorgeous image - beautiful card - you could also link this one for my CHNC challenge 105 - love to see it there x

  9. Such a cute card. Love the layout and shape :) Jen xx

  10. A lovely card and you coloured the PB beautifully
    thanks for sharing with us at penny black and more.
    Lynn x

  11. Fabulous card - love that adorable image and the joy fold design is great.
    Thank you for joining our last challenge at DYSU xx

  12. This is so sweet and I really love J-fold cards. Fab image.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    Lili’s Little Fairies,
    Top Tip Tuesday,

  13. Fabolous joy fold card. Love the design with the ribbon, snowflake and pearly snow too. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  14. Awww...such a sweet card - love the colour too!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  15. Joy fold cards are fabulicious Marianne and so easy to make. Love the colours of the pp and the image is super cute and coloured beautifully. Great recycling with the cord :-D Finally recovered from my trip to Manilla...don't think I'll go back lol xx

  16. My brain must still be in Manilla...thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at LCI xx