Sunday, 24 June 2012

Thank You!


It's time for another challenge at The Crafty Pad; this week it's my Team A "teamie" Diane's turn to set the challenge and she is asking everyone to Use More than One Fold.  So, let your folding tools run riot in your craft room! Your creation could be gate fold, concertina, tri-shutter fold ... as long as it's got more than one fold we'd love to see it!

Our sponsors this week are the lovely girls at Joanna Sheen who are offering this week's lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in their online store!!!!! And remember that they charge no postage and packing (apart from a few items unavailable to non UK customers) for any country in the world providing you spend a minimum of £9.

I've chosen a lovely Crafty Pad Designs image for my card as I'm trying to get ahead in doing "Thank You" cards for my girls' teachers! This Bookworm is perfect for the job!

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - made from Ivory Centura Pearl 300gsm Card which I cut, scored and folded to make a 10.5cm square (when flat) spring card
  • Design Papers - are Blue Damask  and Dots Paper, both from the set called The Best of Fall by Summer at Summertime Designs
  • Image - Bookworm Teacher Thank You is just one of the many fantastic images by Debbie at The Crafty Pad Designs and you can get your own copy by clicking here! I think this image is perfect for cards for all those male teachers out there. I brought this Bookworm to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours: 
    • Worm - FS2, FS3
    • Pencil - TN3, TN4, TN5, IG1
    • Apple - EB1, DG2, DG3
    • Book - EB1, EB2, JG6
    • Outline - IG1
As this card is for my youngest daughter's (male) class teacher I have deliberately used muted colours and left this card embellishment free. However, if this card was for a female teacher it could easily be embellished!

My card has 5 folds, but make sure this week's Guest Designer and my "Talented Teamies" have kept up with this week's challenge of Using More than One Fold by going over to The Crafty Pad and checking out their creations. Then see what you can make for this week's challenge and come back and show us! You've got until 8pm (BST) on Saturday 30th June 2012 to link your cards up.

With a little help from the girls at Feline Playful (thanks girls!), I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Have a great week!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Hello Helen. I love the style of this card, just beautiful and a lovely image too.
    Have a good day.
    Love Sandra xxx

  2. I love this card Helen, the little bookworm is so cute!

    Hugs, Estelle xx

  3. Your card is really so very cute! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  4. Beautiful card. Love the image and your style of the card.
    Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion.
    Hugs Berit - GDT

  5. Helen, you already know how much I love this card! The soft colours are just fab & all those folds make it perfect inspiration for the More Than One Fold challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!

  6. This is creative and adorable!! The fold is so fun and the little bookworm is so cute!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Playtime :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Paper Playtime DT

  7. Love the fold on this Helen! What a lovely card for your daughter to give her teacher - fab! Hugs Susan

    PS Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Delightful Challenges for our "Anything Goes" Challenge hugs Susan x

  8. Hi Helen, what a cute card, such a lovely image. Thanks for sharing at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Frea, DR Member LMM Challenges

  9. hi Helen - this is fab and a perfect image for this time of year! Brilliant work! Hugs Rachel xx

  10. Beautiful and fun card Helen, love the fold and the image is perfect for a teacher. Wonderful job!
    glenda !

  11. Great card. That little book worm sure is cute. The colors
    colors are all great and I just love the folds.
    thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge
    DIANA L.

  12. Fab Thank You card Helen, I love your choice of image and the muted colours - just right for a male teacher.

  13. Cute little bookworm and super style of card.Love the muted colours.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  14. fab card.. love that bookworm!
    thanks for joining us over at Miss Muffet challenges this week. Good luck!
    Hugs x

  15. What a sweet teacher's card! Thanks for joining our polka dot challenge at Fab N Funky this week!

  16. beautiful card. thanks for joining us at fairy tale challenge.

    hugs, becky

  17. Great card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  18. OH that's super cute! So glad you joined us at Dilly Beans!

  19. Hello Helen,

    great card, the image is soo cute. Thank you for sharing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge and good luck!



  20. Aww this is so cute. I love the image and your shaped card. Stopping by from DL.ART Thankful Thursdays. TFS AJ~


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Helen x