Saturday, 7 September 2013

My Time To Craft 'Gate Folded' Challenge

Good morning all this is the first of two posts today so if your looking for my Crafty Calendar Challenge card you will find it HERE.

I would firstly like to apologise for lack of posts in the last few weeks but I am struggling with some health issue's. One of them  is constant pins and needles in my hands with holding pens, scissors etc becoming a problem and therefore everything taking a lot longer to make but adding to that I have constant pain in my back and leg and struggling with that too. 

Anyhow onto today, it's time for a new challenge at My Time To Craft and this week the challenge is 'Gate Folded' cards. I haven't made a gatefold card in ages. I kind of made my card inside out as I used a large sentiment on the front and placed an image on the inside for a change. 

I used a sheet of the heavy 12" x 12" bazzill card stock cut down to 6" x 12" then scored at 3" and 9". I really scored it well but because it is the heavy weight card I couldn't get it to stay completely shut whilst I took the photo so have to place a bottle's on the top and bottom to hold it so please ignore those. I kept the front quite simple with the focus on the sentiment which was a freebie from Create With TLC.    

 For the inside I created this little scene with a set of stamps I have had for ages but I have no idea where they came from, I think they could have been a freebie looking at the packaging.
Card Stock - Bazzill
Images - Unknown
Sentiment - Create With TLC
Pearls - Stash

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Tree - Umber, Firewood, Pesto, Olive Green & Herb Green
Cat - Burnt Orange & Spice
Grass & Bushes - Forest Green, Chartreuse & Grass
Roof - Earth Yellow & Sleigh Bell
House - Champagne
Windows - Sleigh Bell
Door - Midnight Blue
Fence - Caramel & Sandstone
Greenery Behind Fence - Forest Green, Grass & Leaf Green
Flowers - Yellow & Trick Or Treat
Path - Cool Grey 3, 2 & 1
Butterfly - Purple & Spring Lilac

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Sister Act - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Any Sentiment
Charisma Cardz - Fancy Flourishes
Addicted To Stamps & More - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Birthday/Anything Goes

I'll be back shortly with my Crafty Calendar Challenge card. Thanks for stopping by. 


Lisa Jane said...

LOve this - message to self "Must make more gatefolds " - a great design and looks so elegant
Lisa x

Rebecca said...

Hi Kim i love your card its really pretty and the colours are gorgeous!

Love From Rebecca xx

Nana said...

Kim, I sure hope you feel better soon. Love this card you did a fantastic job. Great sentiment.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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~ginny said...

What a great image for your sentiment! I love gatefolds - thanks for sharing your project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
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Mel said...

love the card
thanks so much for joining us over at Creative Moments challenges
Mel DT

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card and colors, love the image. Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz Challenges this fortnight. Also for joining us at Creative Moments. Abbie xx

Tina Chianna said...

Thank you so much for entering your fabulous creation into the very first 4 Krafty girlz challenge and good luck. Tina-Maree DT x

Eemeli said...

Such a pretty creation. Love the simplicity and cas look. Thanks for joining our "Fancy Flourishes" challenge this week at Charisma Cardz.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli {DT}

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Kim, you have made a lovely new home gatefold card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

TeePees Handmade Cards said...

This is a beautiful clean, crisp looking card! Thank you for entering the 4 krafty girlz challenge!
Toni-Marie DT xxx

sandie said...

I love your idea of keeping the front plain with the splash of the flourish and the opening it open to this beautiful scene. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

Jo Grason said...

aw love this gatefold card, the flourish on the front is gorgeous and the image inside is perfect, love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz
Jo xx

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Lovely card .... thanks so much for joining us over at Creative Moments
Hugs Donna DT xx

Gram's Treasures said...

That's a nice switch, having the image on the inside! Lovely card. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Charisma.
Joyce xx