Monday 29 September 2014

Iris Folding in Mesopotamia

Well hello again.

We had the 60th Wedding anniversary this weekend just gone, and surprise, surprise I did not get the present finished. However, I am still working on it everyday so hopefully it will get there before too long. It was a lovely day and a lovely meal, but unfortunately I did not take any pictures :(

I am now full of man flu (more annoying than a cold and comes with sore muscles), which is really lovely when I want to use the last of the light evenings to sort the allotment beds out and get the last of the crops out of the ground.

Here is the first of the Christmas cards I have made this week, trying iris folding for the first time. I used three different patterned papers - two from the Papermania First Noel paper pack and one from a free paper pack 'Merry Berry' by Jennifer Ellory - and used a basic square layout. The ribbon is also papermania and the bauble image is from All Dressed Up and coloured with promarkers. To finish I added three papermania buttons to the top corner.

This is being entered into the following challenges:
Modsquad Holiday challenge
Suzy Bee #48 Use some red twist
Crafty Ribbons #103 Ribbons and Buttons
Jingle Belles We Three Kings challenge (three patterned papers)
and obviously the ADU challenge #16 Favourite Colours (Festive Red and Green).

Finally for the Audio book review - This time it was Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie. This is written from the point of view of a rather prim nurse who is asked to help out at an archaeological dig accommodation as the wife of the boss is 'nervy'. The first few discs take you through the meeting of each of the main characters in the story before the murder is committed. Poirot is then called in to investigate the matter as he is rather conveniently in that area of the world. There are a lot of different angles to this story, typical of Agatha Christie, which keep you guessing right to the very end.  You think you may have the culprit and then something insinuates that they cannot really have done it. Poirot also expertly uncovers another criminal among their group. It is only after a second murder that Poirot realises what has happened, after thinking over a clue left by the second victim. As usual this is a very interesting story and very good to listen to on long journeys.

Hugz Tinz


  1. Very pretty card! Love the different patterned papers. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad!

  2. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 48 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too. x

  3. This is a great card and I love the folding. As much as we are happy to see you enter our challenge, however, one of the requirements of All Dressed Up is to use one of our images. Although your entry doesn't qualify for the prize, we do appreciate you joining us.
    All Dressed Up

    1. The bauble is an All Dressed Up image - from the Christmas sentiments :) - I do understand that it is not quite the focal point of the card though which may discount it from the prize
      Hugz Tinz

  4. what a great way to use iris folding in a holiday card, that is just sooooooooo clever not to mention a beautiful combination of papers for our JINGLE BELLES pattern play! <3

    ps: i've totally been on a golden age murder mystery audiobook binge, too, i have to go look up this christie! :)

  5. Hi; I like the way you made this card! Thanks for participating in our button-and-ribbon challenge at Crafty Ribbons this fortnight!
    La Vikinga; DT at Crafty Ribbons

  6. Iris folding is a great way to use those papers ... so very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

  7. I like iris folding technique. Lovey card. Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons!
    Hugs! xx


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