Friday, 16 November 2012

Never ending Christmas Card

Good afternoon everyone!

Thank you all so much for your comments yesterday , I appreciate them so much and I've found some lovely friends being here. Your kind words about my cat Thomas are also very much appreciated too. He's still doing ok and I'm still awaiting an appointment for his blood tests.

I hope everyone is ok and I bet your all looking forward to the weekend lol. You are all so talented and many times when I visit your blog I actually say out loud "Wow" lol.

I see crafting as some kind of Therapy and as well as being a fun hobby it gives us all great pleasure in seeing our finished projects. I find it relaxes me and takes my mind of everything. It's very rare that I don't do some kind of crafting every day, the only time I don't crafting is if I have company. On that note I have a friend coming to visit next week for five days . I will do my best to post something during those days but just in case I'm not here then that's the reason why. I might even schedule some posts as I've never done that before so will find out how to do that first lol.

Just to warn you this post has a lot of photos due to the fact the card has many different views of pages upon each fold.

So on to my card today. I've always wanted to make my own never ending card. I've seen them on create and craft and in magazines and I'm fascinated by them. I had a magazine which gave a tutorial on how to make one , magazine is called : Cardmaking & Papercraft. So that's what I did. It was fun to make and interesting how it all worked.

Front of the Card:

Back of the Card:

First Page /first Fold:

Second Fold/ Second Page :

I made this one a Christmas card and once again used some of my stash and scraps that have been sitting there for quite a while now. I'm actually missing colouring in lol. It took a while to decorate this card as there are so many sections hence the never ending card lol. I also found it difficult as because of the structure of the card you can't put any depth onto it with embellishments which are bulky otherwise the card would not fold as it should. So this was a challenge for me as I do like to use bulky embellishments lol.

Materials used:

Pieces of scrap paper from my stash
Hunkydory card stock
Santa toppers from hunkydory card kit
Red flower ribbon from my stash
Gold mirror card from my stash
Red spotty ribbon and gems from my stash
Corner pieces, silver peel offs and pearl buckle embellishments also from my stash
Most materials used on this card was from paper scraps and embellishments that I hardly used.

The other pages to view when you keep folding the card:

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges please:

Simply Create Challenges: - Use your stash - Red and other patterned paper, sentiments and toppers all from my stash

Krafty Hands challenges  - Christmas

Platyplus creek Digitals Challenges  - Christmas red and white

Clear it out challenges - Anything goes - stash item red: red patterned paper from my stash which I've had for a long while

Crafty Sentiments - Christmas

Lej Designs Challenges - Seasons greetings

Craftdoor magazine challenges - Anything goes
Fresh brewed designs challenges - Lots of dots

Tanda stamps challenges - Anything Christmas

Whimsy Inspires Challenges - Traditional Christmas
Fat pages with attitude challenges - Anything goes or autumn and winter

Milk, Coffee Challenges - More than one fold

Make it monday linky party - Make it Monday - Anything goes

Dream valley challenges - Anything goes
Scrappers Delights Challenges -Anything goes

Tuesday Alchemy challenges - Anything goes

Lady Annes Challenges - Anything goes

Robyn Fetish challenge blog - Anything goes

Sweet Stampin Chalenge blog - Anything goes

I hope you all have a gorgeous day and thank you in advance for your kind comments
Sharon xxx


Christine Harrop said...

Hi Sharon, about years ago I made loads of these never-ending cards for all sorts of occasions. I think, as you say, the problem is not being able to load it with embellishments - and these days our cards are chock full of them. But to see the wonder on somebody's face when they get one is great. I like the vintagey feel to this one. Great work. love from Christine x PS Have fun with your visitor.

Christine Harrop said...

Sorry this was supposed to say "four years ago"! C x

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Hi Sharon, found you on the Outlawz :)
You have beautiful creations!!
Love this neverending card!
Hope to see you also in the Sketch challenge some time :)

Caroline said...

Hi Sharon this is a fabulous card, beautifully decorated. Caroline xxx

mixamatoasties said...

Thank you for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week. I'm afraid I can't see any stamping on your project so you won't be eligible for the prize. Please feel free to leave a comment on the SS blog if I'm wrong.


Patricia said...

Well Sharon it has to be my turn to say WOW!!
This is a super card.
Happy Crafting

Patricia x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hello Sharon
Your card is wonderful. Such a clever design and the detailing you have added is fabulous.
I can totally relate to your comment about finding craft to be almost like therapy. It has certainly helped me through some tough times.
I hope you have a good weekend and a nice time with your friend next week

Teresa Kline said...

gorgeous card, so many amazing details...I know what you mean about creating being a therapy, it is a common thought among crafters...I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

enjoy *~*

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a beautiful never-ending card. I would have a tough one with that I love to embellish the daylights out of my cards. LOL Well done, Sharon!
Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out challenges. We hope to see you again.
Huggies & Smiles ~

Jenny L said...

HI Sharon,
such a fabulous card, and so great the way you have put it together. I love the fab red its so vibrant. I made one of these a long, long, time ago, and the amount of work involved is very time consuming. I too said WOW when I saw this project.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Sorry forgot to say good luck with the challenges.

Mynnette said...

This is so amazing! I've never made one of these--seems so daunting! Well done--I LOVE all the amazing elements and images you used! :) Gorgeous!!!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sharon, Wow, oh Wow, what a fantastic card, I have never seen one of these never-ending cards before, so I assume that there are lots of fold-overs going on here. I love the Christmassy feel and colour combos used, I bet this took you ages to complete, but it is fantastic, well done.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

May said...

Gorgeous card.. WOW!! so much wonderful work & amazing attention to detail...Love it all... The colours & the design are Beautiful... Love it!!! Hugs May x x x

Scrappycath said...

Beautiful cards! You did a great job embellishing all the sides of the never ending card! Saw this on MIM

Judy said...

Wowzer, what a massive undertaking! This would take me a month of Sundays for sure. I just love looking at all your detail, and so admire your creations.

Judy :)

thanks for stopping by my blog, it means the world!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love these never ending cards, fabulous, Thank you for joining us at Fat Pages this fortnight. Abbie (Owner) xx

Tracey Anne said...

love your card its beautiful, well done!! thanks for playing in the Tuesday Alchemy Challenge

pinky said...

I just love this amazing project. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Katie Skilton said...

Thank you for joining in with the Kraftyhands Challenge. A wonderful card x

Vee Cassidy said...

I love never ending cards and your is fab. Thank you for sharing with us at LEJ Designs, good luck in the challenge. Vee xx

Desire Fourie said...

Sharon this is beautiful. Love the colours and design. Wishing you a wonderful Monday.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Anne Fenton said...

Wow this is amazing....I love it. Thank you for shaaring with TTCRD this week. Huggz

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Sharon: Your never ending card is so wonderful--love it! Isn't this a fun way to use your stash! Thanks for joining in our "Use Your Stash - Challenge #26" at Simply Create Too.

Simply Create Too DesignTeam

MagsB said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Every single page would make a superb card in its own right, and all together they are wonderful! Thanks so much for joining in at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x

PS I agree with you about the therapy of crafting!