Wednesday, 14 October 2015

WOYWW #332

Hello Everyone,

It's a lovely bright autumnal day here, I hope you're having a great day wherever you are :o)

It's also Wednesday again, so it's time to share my workdesk with the world by linking up over at Julia's Stamping Ground where I can have a good old snout around other people's creative spaces over a nice cup of coffee. Here's mine this morning ...


It looks like not a lot is going on there .... that's because there's not a lot going on! This is how I left it on Friday evening after I'd finished making the "Gatefold Shutter Card" I mentioned last WOYWW and I haven't had chance to get back in there since then. I did at least crack the gatefold shutter thingy though and it was great fun to make. Here are a couple of pics ...


It's hard to show how it works in still photos, but you slide off the decorative band and as you open the card, the aperture inside slides open automatically ...


... to reveal your message ...


... and of course I had to add some bunting and stuff just for a bit of extra fun! If you would like a better look at how this works and maybe make one yourself, there are loads of tutorials on YT. To go straight to one of my favourites click here.

Ok I'm off to make another coffee and see what everyone else has been up to this week. See you at Julia's!

Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx

13 comments:

sandra de said...

Wow that looks like a great card and I now will have to go to the link and see how it all works. Thanks for supplying the link.
sandra de @9

CraftygasheadZo said...

What a wonderful card! Take care Zo xx 32

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Oh, I see how it works! It's animated! How brilliant! The recepients will be so thrilled! Do you ever wonder how people come up with these ideas? Thanks fr sharing this wonderful project, Annie! Hope you have a good week! zsuzsa (I'm right behind you on the list!)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, that's just too clever for words! I've always had a soft spot for paper engineering, as does my eldest son. We spent many a happy hour when he was younger, cutting out buildings and fitting them together to make Ankh Morpork (we're heavily into Discworld!) and other paper automata. You could so easily adapt that card for any occasion...my favourite today!!
Hugs, LLJ 10 xxxx

sue jones said...

What a gorgeous card- very clever. Thanks for the earlier visit . Have a great week. Soojay xx

lisa said...

Your card looks fantastic, I love all the bunting and banners inside. I think I need to check the tutorial out, thanks for the link.
It's a beautiful sunny autumnal day here too, I've even managed to cut the grass this afternoon!!
Have a good week.
hugs Lisax #19

Julia Dunnit said...

Now that is great paper engineering! Well done you..these things have a habit of making me tantrum like a child, so very best left in your hands! You must be pleased with it.

Barb said...

Hi Annie, Your desk does LOOK busy. Sounds as if you've had a busy few days. Your card is lovely and very clever. Thanks for the link. I'm off to check it out. Barbx #33

Helen said...

fabulous card, Anne! Have a great day - what's left of it - had lots of sun here too, but some rain too. Helen 5

Bridget Larsen said...

Love gate fold cards , they just add so much dimension and what a great idea to put a bunting inside of it
Bridget #1

trisha too said...

SUPER cute card, Annie! Gotta love that little bunting inside!

Happy WOYWW!
:)trisha, #52 this week
with paint, a shelf and a bench

Lisca Meijer said...

Wow! That is a great card! There is much more to it than i thought. I love the idea of the 'shutter'. The bunting is a cute extra. I will have a look at those tutorial. I need to make a 1st birthday card for my grandson.
Thanks for visiting already,
Have a good week,
Lisca

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

What a beautiful card!

Greetings, Sofie #46
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