Saturday, 15 November 2014

Christmas Card Club # 24 Teabag fold/Origami

Good morning - although it's actually pretty misty and murky here in Oxfordshire.  Time for another card for the Christmas Card Club.  This time it was Karen's choice and as you can see from the title she has chosen Teabag Fold/Origami..  Now I have only ever done teabag folding once in my life and this was when Karen chose it for a previous challenge.  I really struggled with it then and it took me simply ages!  This time I have been so pushed for time that I decided to cheat.  I hope you don't mind Karen but I have made a card with what I am calling faux origami.  It still involved cutting up and arranging squares of paper so I haven't strayed too far from the remit, I hope.

My Card

My card is approximately 15 cms square and cut from red card stock. The papers are from Hot Off The Press "Forever Christmas".  Punched snowflakes, red pearls and a peel off greeting finished a simple card.  This is totally not my style, but I actually don't think it is too bad.

Hope this finds you all well and looking forward to a good weekend.

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  1. This looks fabulous Christine, love the choice of papers and the design is fabulous.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  2. Hi Christine
    You shouldn't have let on its faurigami (my made up word for faux origami lol!) as it looks great to me. Maybe not your usual style but a terrific card nonetheless.
    Murky here today. Shame when yesterday afternoon was so sunny and warm.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

    Ps . . . . . I did order the Card-io pine cones and got my postage refunded. x

  3. This looks very nice Christine!
    Murky over here also!!
    Lia xx

  4. It's very murky here too Christine, perfect crafting weather, lol. Love your faux origami card, very ingenious and effective in the traditional Christmas colours.

  5. Lovely here today, with sunshine and blue skies. Love your card Christine, like you I was out of my depth with this too, but then it is a challenge and like you I had to do it. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. I think it looks good Christine. xxxxx

  7. Hello Christine, I think this is just lovely, your papers and design are super.
    I an opting out this time around, no time to learn how to do these techniques.
    Foggy here, hugs Kate x

  8. I think your faux origami looks fabulous! I love the design and gorgeous festive colours.
    hugs Sue xx

  9. A fabulous card Christine. Your origami looks brilliant, gorgeous papers too.
    Lorraine x

  10. This looks fabulous Christine, love the papers you've used. Love Mrs A's new word...faurigami...I think it covers your technique perfectly! Carol x

  11. Hi Christine, there's nothing faux about your origamami - it looks great! Definitely different from your normal style but gorgeous nonetheless!

    Big hugs to you both

    Sue Pxxx

  12. Hi Christine,
    what a super design for those lovely papers.
    Great colour and design.
    Hope you are both keeping better health wise, and John is on the mend.
    Biggest hugs to you both.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. This is gorgeous,fab

  14. Hi Christine. Lovely card, looks fabulous in that design....the colours sure look good together...
    ♥ aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

  15. Morning Christine,
    A love card, I do like traditional colours for Christmas.

  16. Hi Christine
    Fabulous card....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  17. thats a really clever idea......great colours xxxx

  18. Brilliant card Christine, love your take on what was asked for.
    Great papers and colours

    Patricia xxx

  19. Ooh I like your layout and I'm sure you're forgiven. Super card! Zx

  20. More than forgiven Christine - you have created origami by cutting, placing and the rest the papers! I have picked something different for next year as everyone seems to dislike my challenge lol! Karen x

  21. If you had not told us, we would not have known!!! Looks folded to me. A nother great card, Christine!

  22. I love your windmill effect origami faux or not it looks great. I have that paper pack too and love using the papers from it. Hugs Mrs A.

  23. Brilliant this looks so so good loving it love and hugs Carole x

  24. Your faux origami is just fabulous! Love the way you've arranged the squares to make such a pretty & festive windmill. How very clever & what a unique way to meet this challenge! WTGo! It's so very pretty, Christine. TFS & Hugs


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