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Monday, 20 January 2014

Lexi’s Creations 108 Fancy Folds

Our Challenge at Lexi’s Creations this time around is fancy folds, and our sponsor is Fairy Dust Crafts.

I remember using the fold for my card below a long time ago, and thought I might dust it off. Couldn’t for the life of me remember the measurements though, and I am pretty sure when I used it before I wasn’t quite so tied down with the image size, as this time around I had printed and coloured my gorgeous Fitztown image before I went to make the fold.

Lexi 108.1

It broke my heart because I ruined a perfectly good piece of double sided card from my new 7 Dots Studio 9th Wave pad because I dived straight in instead of making it from a scrap piece of paper first! Anyhow, the measurements for this one were to cut my card to 5 and 5/8” square before starting. Then I turned the card round 90 degrees so it had a point in the middle at the top, bottom and both sides (hope this is making sense as I forgot to take pictures) I placed it on the centimetre side of the Hougie Board (yes I know I started of with an imperial size, but it really worked better this way) With the top and bottom points straddling the 15cm mark, I scored at 8, 10, 20 and 22cm, then I turned the card 90 degrees so that now the opposite corners were straddling the 15cm line and scored the same measurements. Then you fold all the inside lines in towards the centre, and then you fold back the points so it now has formed a frame with points. You can leave it sort of hanging in the air, but I actually secured it all with some toning embroidery floss, and added a sticky pad under each point and secured them down.


It sits up dimensionally, but will go flatter for posting, or at least it would if I didn’t hve that large dimensional floral display in the corner!


I have coloured her with promarkers and copics, and added glitter touches to her hair and the centre of the flowers, and to all of her wings.

Lexi 108.2

The flowers are from Prima, but I hooked out the central pearls as they were pink and replaced them with turquoise pearl brads so they resembled the flowers in the image. The frame around the outside of the folded frame is from Crafter’s Companion’s Diesire Dies, and the embossed outside is also from Crafter’s Companion’s Embossalicious embossing folders.

The filligree leaves are actually Spellbinders D-Lites wings, and the other leaves are top left from Marianne, and bottom right, just a small portion of a tattered lace flourish die. The ribbon is wrapping curling ribbon, which I coloured with a copic pen to match the dress, although of course, it only lightly coloured it as it was irridescent pearl ribbon which had a sort of coating to it so it only absorbed some of the copic ink.

I lightly inked over the embossed area with Peacock Feathers DI, and also went around the outside, and I also used the same Copic pen as I used on the dress to create a false matting layer around the outside as the DI wasn’t showing up enough for my liking and then I added glamour dust to that.

I am entering this into:-

Brown Sugar – #77 Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity – #159 Fancy Folds
Creative Fingers – #20 Anything Goes (optional twist fairytale)
Digitally Sweet – #71 Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams – #1 Thoughts of Summer
Dynamic Duos – #86 Soft Aqua and Pink
Emerald Faeries – #51 Things With Wings
Hobbycutz – #32 Lots of Layers (hope this qualifies, please yell out if not)
Lacy Sunshine – #25 Bingo (Bottom left to top right, ribbon, glitter, flower)
OSAAT – #196 Use a Digi



  1. Oh wow this is just stunning. Love the frame, its so creative.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. wow Lin this is stunning, I love your colouring and may give this a go :)

  3. What a beautiful card, Lin - such a pretty image and your folding frames it perfectly.

    Thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers, but as we are a stamping challenge and you used a digital image I am unable to consider your card for the Top 3.

    Hope to see you again next time with your stamps, hun.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  4. Absolutely beautiful Lin, love the fold and the image is so adorable.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, I think I will be ok to do commenting, thank you for offering though.

    Hugs Julie xxx

  5. Lovely fancy fold card, love the image showcased, beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

  6. Wow, I'm loving your folded frame. A gorgeous card Lin. Xx

  7. Such a pretty card Lin, love the embossed frame and the folded center. Thanks for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers.

  8. Stunning ! Thanks for sharing over at hobbycutz x

  9. What a beautiful card Lin ......your fold and very clear method are stunning. I love your gentle colour scheme of pink and turquoise that looks so gentle and romantic set against the crisply embossed white. Very very pretty.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely card in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  10. A lovely card, beautifully made. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  11. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Fingers! Good luck :)

  12. Love your sample for Lexi's fancy fold challenge, your center folds are fabulous, so creative and the card is so beautiful! Love how you embellished the flower's!

  13. Stunning! Love the frame and the beautifully colored image. Also love how you used the wings for leaves, I'll have to remember that. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet! Hope you will join us again!

  14. Wow! I love this! Very fancy.... Beautiful colours.
    Thanks for playing along @ One Stitch At A Time.
    Lisa OSAAT DT

  15. Love your card and the folded frame you have made is great and I think I will have to have a go at making it. I love the image I have that one and it is a favourite you have coloured so beautifully. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Huggers ~ Lady Anne xx
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Lady Anne's
    Lady Anne's Friends

  16. gorgeous fold and image love the papers ,love the embossing and material flower-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
    Carol DT x

  17. Awesome layout and card! Sweet image too :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

  18. Beautiful card Lin! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  19. This is beautiful. Your coloring is amazing!! Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos.

  20. Stunning card Lin, really pretty and love the fold! Thanks for joining us at Hobbycutz, good luck. Susan x

  21. Stunning card, Lin! Love the folded frame. I have tried to make those and they never seem to turn out right! What's your secret, girl?! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Bingo" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please visit us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

  22. Wow Lin, this is stunning!! Love that embossed pattern and your leaves. Your colouring of the darling fairy is jaw-dropping gorgeous!! Great idea changing your flower Centers to match the coloured ones. The frame you folded is great, and I would love to give your instructions a try. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

  23. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT with your beautiful card. Your image is stunning and such gorgeous colours too. Jennie xx

  24. Fabulous creation Lin, those folds are awesome!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we will see you again soon!




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