Friday, 8 January 2010

Mina's Perfect Pleats

Hi peeps :)
I hope that everyone is managing to stay warm - jeez it is COLD here.

It's Friday - where has the week gone!! - and that means it's time for another fabbydoodles Just Magnolia challenge. This week, it is our special monthly challenge sponsored by Simon Says Stamp (fab prize) and the sweetness and loveliness that is Mina Pink Puds has done a brilliant tutorial for you.

Our challenge is paper pleating and if you've not had a go, nip and check out the
tutorial - this technique is such FUN, I kid you not!!!

So this is what I did.

I used the usual PMs and Glamour Dust of course. The usual 'fab' photo editing has changed the red on practically every pic so it looks different on each one - not sure what I do but I wish I could flippin sort it out lol xxx

Of all the pics, this one is the one that is most accurate :)

The gorgeous papers are Doodlebug's Ladybug Picnic which you can get from our Tracy at Dies To Die For and the black and white tartan-ey one is from Funky Hand and is one of the Salt and Pepper collection.

I thought, just for a change, I'd use one of my MS punches as well lol !!!

Now I realised AFTER I'd done my card that as gorge as the black and white paper is, it doesn't show the pleats off very well!!! You can only just about see them here!! But if you nip over to the challenge, you can see the rest of the DT girlies beautiful cards and you can see the effect much better.

I am such a dope sometimes!!!

The ribbon and twine, were from the local floristry warehouse and the button was in the good old stash box!!!

And here's the dodgy angle pic, for good measure.

There's something about black, white and red that I just love. It has to be one of my fave colour combis I think.

Well I hope that you are all managing to stay warm. Richard was on nights last night and when he got home this morning at 6.30am, he said that it was minus 8!!! But this is nowt compared to Scotland where it was apparently minus 20 last night. That's Arctic conditions. So if you are from Scotland, as my fab blog bud Kath is (xxx and hugs to her), stay extra warm peeps xxx.

Richard and I went for a lovely long walk yesterday - we must be madder than a box of frogs, I know. I bet I look gorge in me green wellies, every inch the sex goddess (retired!!) but I don't care really - as long as I don't fall over. Although Richard did point out that there is lots of padding if I do!! How nice of him!!!

But the walk was nice and the lanes and fields do look pretty. We saw quite a bit of wildlife as well, including and up close and personal encounter with a fox!!! We are both outdoor types and there is nowt like a good walk in the snow to blow away the cobwebs lol xx My old dad used to say that we need a really good cold spell to kill of the germs, and I think he was right.

Well I better go and have me lunch and then possibly make a couple more cards, including Kyla's birthday card for Sunday. Have a warm and crafty day peeps and see you soon. Hugs to all xxx


Jane said...

I love this Dawny it is such a stunning colour combination and I love all your details and this stamp has to go on my wish list I think....gorgeous! hugs, Jane xx

Julie said...

Gorgeous card Dawny, hope you are well.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Dawny,

Fabulous card and I do love the colour combo. PLeating is great must give it a go.

HUgs Ali x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Just beautiful Dawny! Love the color combo everything just pops to nicely! Fab coloring and details too! :)

Kelly Schelske said...

Love this, fab colors, gorgeous image!

Kit said...

such a sweet card

Jacee said...

Love the colour combo, fab card, gorgeous!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Dawn this is so beautiful!
I really love this sweet image and your paper is gorgeous!
Wonderful design and detail!
kim x

Rhonda said...

Hi Dawn,
Love this Tilda card. Blk and Red really are great together. Do you happen to know her name and number? Is the background a magnolia stamp as well?
I'm making a list of Tilda's I would like to order.


Happy Crafter said...

Wow stunning card love the colours and image,great pleats too:)
Hugzz Val xxx

CelticWoman said...

This is one spectacular card, I love the Tilda Image, the red heel on her sock, the pleating, the button, just beautiful. Sandi

Sheila said...

Gorgeous Dawny, I love the B&W paper it's really lush, and I love your gorg details too that ribbon is yum hun,stay warm.
Sheila xx

cats whiskers said...

Wow hun this is just stunning dear I lurve the colour scheme on this little beauty, I was never very keen on this Tilda but after seeing this I am converted
Hugs Jacqui x

Stacey said...

Super cute Dawny! Love these two papers together. Wrap up warm chick! ~♥~

freckleface said...

this is just sooo beautiful...i've checked out the tutorial and may even have a go this month...Debs x

Kath said...

loving this card sawn...such a gorgeous girl and love the colour combo...and don't worry about me...buried beneath the snow...I am managing to keep snuggly warm...lots of hugs...kath xxxxx

Bobbi said...

Hi, Dawny,
I just discovered your blog! I just love everything about it. Your cards are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing. Hope it warms up in your neck of the woods. It is pretty chilly around here. It was 16F this AM. I live in North Carolina. But looking at your amazing creations has helped keep my mind off of the cold.

GobeaGirl said...

Hi Dawny, I love this little lady, she is such a doll. You did some awesome work on your coloring! I love her socks and her dress. Heck I just love the whole thing. I am sorry I forgot to thank you about letting me know about your floral stuff. I just think you do such great work with it. Have a super day, Lisa G

Net said...

I made mine walk in the snow too!

Love the card and your pleating is so neat, mine always looks er... random!

Maria said...

Dawny this is gorgeous! Love how you've masked the two images together and the colour combo is one of my faves although a challenge for me to use together. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Maria