Monday, 11 April 2016

Old Style!

Hello and thank you for your visit.

I've been absent for a few days as I've had a busy time.

Friday was busy with boring stuff but I went to Ally Pally on Saturday with friends and bought some new goodies.

 Then on Sunday I went to Loobi Crafts Dabble day in Leighton Buzzard where we  had lots of fun.  We made 5 cards and decorated one board.  I've not taken photos yet but will show some another day.

As you may know I've been on a mission to use stuff up and that's how this card came about.  I found teabag papers that have been around for several years so decided to make a couple of cards as I've not done teabag folding for a long time and I did enjoy it.  

I inked around the yellow paper with a purple distress ink and added the little corner die cuts to
finish off my card.  The sparkler in the centre was clear but I coloured it purple with a Sharpie pen.

As I used lots of snippetsI'm popping over to join in at Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 224 and I'd also like to enter my card into The Allsorts Challenge Week 356 where the theme is Purple Passion.

 

38 comments:

  1. Wow, stunning look for your card! I have never seen this, your folding technique is so clever! Love the sparkling center of the flower, too, and the pretty corners!

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  2. A gorgeous card, Barb! Beautiful soft colours. I used to do loads of teabag folding! Brought back memories, but not sure I'd remember the folds any more! Maybe we should start a revival?

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  3. This is so pretty, and I love that folded medallion!

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  4. Love the tea folding--gorgeous card, Barb! I have some of those sparklers & need to actually use them!

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  5. Very pretty in purple Barb, reminds me I have a few teabag folding papers from years ago I've never used too . . . will have to hunt them out and have a go : )

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  6. Wonderful card like always, Barb.

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  7. You are fantastic with your mission and this is a fantastic card!

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  8. Beautiful card Barb, love the medallion stunning.xx  {aNNie}

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  9. A lovely card, your teabag folding is lovely and a great way of using some snippets too.
    Kath x

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  10. I've not seen tea bag folding for some time - another blast from the past but very good for the Snippets challenge.

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  11. Another technique that deserves to be revived, your card looks lovely and the addition of the die cuts has given it a great bang up to date look that none of us could ever have achieved when the technique was at the height of popularity. I've got a CD of beautiful printable teabag papers that I think I only used once, it's been gathering dust for years. Time to blow the cobwebs away from it!
    Jane

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  12. A lovely card Barb, I haven't seen tea bag folding for ages.
    I hope you enjoyed your day at Ally Pally. I was there on Saturday too and enjoyed it. Came home with a little lighter purse and some heavy bags!
    Janice x

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  13. A really super Purple Passion creation Barb and super paper folding for the centre piece, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  14. I haven't done much teabag folding in my card making life . . . but when I have tried it, I always like the results. This card is lovely Barb.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  15. Sorry we missed each other on Saturday. Great card, not seen teabag folding for years but it is very pretty and perfectly done here

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  16. Folding is so nice to do and your work is just great! Love the colours!
    Lia xx

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  17. Fabulous card Barb! The teabag folding is gorgeous - so perfectly precise. Love this!

    Great to see you in the Playground.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  18. Great teabag folding Barb! Never tried it but this looks great.

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  19. This is really lovely, Barb. The teabag folding is perfect. Well done on using up some of your old stash. I've got some teabag papers somewhere that must be at least 10 years old. Perhaps I need to dig them out and use them! xx

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  20. Welcome back Barb! Isn't it wonderful to revisit old techniques and supplies once in a while . . . such fun! This is such a pretty card too, sometimes the old techniques are some of the prettiest! Have a great week! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  21. You do sound like you've been busy Barb, but in a good way. This card has brought back some memories for me as I used to do lots of tea bag folding when I first started card making, that and peel offs. Your card is lovely and I really like the colours that you've used. X

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  22. Beautiful card, love the tea bag folding. Sounds like you've been busy, but having a great time too. Cara x

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  23. Gosh I missed you and your blog ☺ So glad you had a lovely time with friends, and were able to get a few new goodies. Your card is just beautiful. You always amaze me with such awesome technique.

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  24. Hello Barb.....You have been a busy bee.....lucky you going to ally pally...not been since I moved to Suffolk....Great card....i used to doing a bit of tea bag folding...love the colours and the little corners....Joolsx

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  25. Fabulous card and a wonderful design Barb. Super papers and I love the sparkle in the centre xx

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  26. Thanks for visiting my blog - I'm glad you liked my cards! I decided to visit you and I'm so glad I did! I love this card. I've heard about teabag folding but never tried it. Definitely have to put it on my to-do list! Love how it turned out!

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  27. Lovely to see teabag folding Barb the medallion reminds me of tie dying something else from the past, love the texture and dimension

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  28. Hello Barb, what a gorgeous card, I love the papers and the central flower made by teabag folding, never tried that myself. Hope you had a great time at the craft fairs and bought lots, Kate x

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  29. Hi Barb,
    wonderful use of snippets for this lovely card.
    Great to see the teabag folding again.
    Wonderful colouring of that dazzler also.
    I am very envious of you going to Ally Pally as I have wanted to go for a couple of years now.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  30. Always love hearing the names of the towns & villages in your part of the world, and Leighton Buzzard just sounds like a most interesting place! Glad you had a fun day in a craft shop after enjoying a craft show with your buddies. Can't beat all that for enjoying life. I have never done tea bag folding. I took a class in Iris folding, then made nothing else! (well, I did cut up a bunch of papers 'to do something' - but they are still here somewhere!). Your medallion is just gorgeous, and what a beautiful ornament for the card you did create to top that lacy doily. TFS & Hugs

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  31. a great card Barb - sounds like you've been busy!! Big hugs Rachel x

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  32. It's good to see teabag folding again, I do like it. I've probably got some squares somewhere. The papers look lovely and good use of a Sharpie!

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  33. Hi Barb. Had to pop over and thank you for the lovely comment you left me, you are very kind. I am impressed with your effort to use up your old stash but also feeling very guilty as I know I need to do the same. Lucky you going to Ally Pally bet you had a great time. Have a lovely crafty week, Angela x

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  34. I love that purple centerpiece. Clever you to color a clear one. Now that you mention it why do we need to buy colored one? We can get any color we need with Sharpies. Pretty teabag card! I like seeing these old styles. It makes me wonder what goodies I have tucked away.

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  35. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  36. Sounds like you've been having fun Barb, now teabag folding is one thing I have never tried, well done for using up stash. I'm really bad at that, I just collect!
    A beautiful soft colour combo on your card too.

    Hugs Erika. x

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  37. Fabulous folding, pretty card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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