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