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:

scrAPpamondo said...

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!

Sally H said...

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?

Carol L said...

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

Greta said...

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

JennyH said...

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 : )

Valerija said...

Wonderful card like always, Barb.

Lisa Andersson said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

Kath said...

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

Aquarius said...

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

Jane Willis said...

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

Janice said...

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

brenda said...

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

SARN said...

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

Marianne's Craftroom said...

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

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely card Barb.

Lia said...

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

Di said...

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

Great to see you in the Playground.

Hugs

Di xx

Viv's Visuals said...

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

Liz said...

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

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

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

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

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

Cara said...

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

PJ said...

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.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

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

KandA said...

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

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

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!

meg said...

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

cuilliesocks said...

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

Jenny L said...

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.

MaryH said...

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

rachel said...

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

Alison C said...

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!

Angela Radford said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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.

Tracy said...


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

Erika said...

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

Mervi said...

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