Thursday, 25 January 2018

Fabulous fancy folds Southern Girls style

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge

we're looking for circle embellishments like sequins, flair, enamel dots etc

Our generous sponsors for this challenge are



Today I have used the Feeling Spoilt digital stamp by All Dressed Up,
one of our generous sponsors this fortnight, adding fancy folds to this stylish image.

There are bundles of tutorials out in cyberland on how to make this front step / step panel card design.  This card folds flat for mailing.  I up-sized the card to fit this tall, elegant digital stamp.  Dimensions are detailed below is you would like to give it a try, just remember to burnish your folds firmly to ensure that your card stands proud and tall when finished.

Flat dimensions - 5 1/4" wide x 8" tall
Standing dimensions - 5 1/4" wide x 1 1/4" deep x 6 3/4" tall

I got distracted by the fancy folds and gone a bit out of sequence.  Once I had worked out the dimensions for all the panels, I sized the image to suit, printed it on X-Press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  I added Stardust Stickles to the earings and Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush to the bubbling glass of champagne and glass table top.

I had a lot of empty space to the right hand side of the image panel, so added some bling to the top then thought it needed more, so I punched a bundle of flowers from black and white cardstock, colouring some with a Copic marker, layering them black-pale blue-white and topping them with black rhinestones.

Here are some more pics showing the
dimension and some different views of these fancy folds.
Click on the image to view them in full screen.



Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-21
Copic markers - lips - R83-85
Copic markers - hair - E30-31-33-35-37
Copic markers - dress - RV00 + R81-83-85-89
Copic markers - bow on shoes - R81-83-85
Copic markers - rose - R83-85-89 + YG61-63
Copic markers - gift - B41-91-93
Copic markers - champagne - E50-53 + Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Copic markers - table - B0000-000 + Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Stardust Stickles - earings
black rhinestones
assorted flower punches
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the flowers


Sending a big Thank You to our sponsors for sponsoring our
Round and Round the Mulberry Bush with Team Lou
at the Southern Girls.

I hope I have inspired you to get creative and look forward to seeing your work shared in the challenge gallery.  
Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Challenge #60 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge - January Challenge - Anything Goes
All Dressed Up Challenges - Challenge #77 - Anything Goes (using All Dressed Up)
Cardz 4 Gals - Challenge #63 - Anything BUT Square
CCC Digi Creations - Challenge #88 - Anything Goes
Colouring In Scrapland - January Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes January Edition
Crafting With An Attitude - Challenge #35 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenges - Wk 04 - Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room - HIMCR #336 - Color It
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #105 - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - PIP Challenge 1803 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Penny's Challenge 364 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Week 3 - 19 Jan - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #279 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Challenge #132 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Layer It Up
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Challenge #119 - January Blues
The Paper Shelter - Challenge #323 - Shades of Blue
Through The Craft Room Door - New ATG Challenge TTCRD 23rd January
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #101 - Inspired By Words
Our current challenge is to create a project based on the following quote
- using any word or the whole phrase:


  1. Ooo, this is fantastic Tracy!! A lovely fun fold and such an elegant image, beautifully coloured! Your flowers are the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

  2. Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  3. Fabulous card! Love the folds. Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://

  4. Gorgeous fancy fold card! Great coloring & love your design! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  5. This is gorgeous and so elegant! And what a fun fold!! Love all the flowers; they really finish it off perfectly!! Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  6. So beautiful. Love the details and digi. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown Blog. Happy Crafting!

  7. Tracy, this is such a gorgeous creation hun! I LOVE your card design and you've done a wonderful job of colouring that gorgeous image. Beautiful blooms too hunny. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  8. This is adorable! I love the fun box fold and your image is colored beautifully! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog (after visiting the SNS blog) and leaving me such a nice comment. That was so sweet of you and I really appreciate it.

    1. Thank You Anne :)
      PS - it's always a pleasure to share the creative love

  9. What a fabulous card fold. Love your image and your card. So pretty. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

  10. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Sian.

  11. Lovely sweet card and thanks for sharing and joining us at Cutie Pie Challenge cheers Sue

  12. Adorable; love the fancy fold. Thank you for sharing with us at the PIP Challenge.

  13. Gorgeous card, beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

  14. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Aly xx
    Simply Angelic Crafts {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  15. Gorgeous creation!Thank you so much for joining us at Penny's Challenges this week.
    Hugs, Mary (DT) x

  16. Gorgeous and I like the design!
    Thank you for joining us at the All Dressed Up challenge blog and I hope you'll be back again soon.
    Marilyn S

  17. This is really gorgeous!
    Love this idea.
    Thanks so much for joining us at All Dressed Up!
    Bernadet *DT*

  18. this is gorgeous Tracy
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  19. Gorgeous card. Great layering. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Layer It Up Challenge. Gayatri xx

  20. Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations. Cindy (DT)

  21. This is so pretty - I love how you combined the image with the black and white patterned background - so perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

  22. Wow A lovely card. Thank you for sharing it in Coloring Scrapland. Luck

  23. Hi Tracy - this is a really pretty card and I love how the image, in her pink frock, pops off the monochrome background! Unusual card fold too. Thanks for playing along at All Dressed Up this time.
    Hugs, Helen W (DT) x


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