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Thursday, 14 January 2010

Just Magnolia 39.

I don't think this is exactly my finest hour. I decided to try the Just Magnolia challenge which is paper pleating. I followed the tutorial which was very clear but maybe it would have been better if I had practised instead of just jumping straight in. I have used red mainly which fits the Daring Cardmakers challenge. I followed the sketch from Stamp Something which I think goes well with the image. I think the card is "girly" enough for the Cupcake challenge and it is a birthday card which fits the Pink Elephant challenge.

I used Promarkers to colour the image, edge the image, sentiment and flowers and colour the card candy to match. The sentiment and card candy is from Craftwork Cards and the flowers are Hero Arts. The DP is DCWV, K& Co and the spotty piece is anonymous.

As I said probably not my best card and certainly not a good photo. I have just never got out of the bit all day. My husband had the day off today as his boss died of a massive brain haemorrhage yesterday and everyone was given the day off. He was the sort of boss who knew everyone who worked for him - and there were a lot of them. I think what bothers a lot of them was that he was a similar age to a lot of them! Since the roads around us are a bit better, still quite thick ice and a lot of water but an improvement, I went to buy a present for a friend's granddaughter and some more double sided tape! But I seemed to spend a lot of time just faffing about catching up on blogs before I thought maybe I could do a couple of Friday challenges. Tomorrow I need to shift myself and get my DT card done for Totally Gorjuss.

See you tomorrow, I should try to comment on some of the entries for the TG challenge now and maybe have a nice cup of coffee at the same time.

Kat xx


  1. Such a sweet image! Love the colors and pretty papers too! Great job with our sketch! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

    Janna :)

  2. oh no what terrible news for your husband...why dont you like the card Kat I think its fabulous and your paper pleating is just perfect...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
    Mina xxx

  3. Aloha Kat,
    Your card is gorgeous! I love your paper pleating it's perfect. And I love how you color your sweet image and how you match all together. You did a fabulous job!
    Again thanks for your sweet comment. I really appreciate it.
    Have a wonderful day!

  4. I like it :o) Great job with the pleating (I've not tried this, must have a go) and love the colour. Lisa x

  5. gorgeous card Kat the papers are amazing and love the pleating you have done!



    ps. I have a yummie candy on my blog that will end today maybe you want to take a chance?

  6. What a gorgeous card. Such a pretty image and the embelishments and papers are definitely girly! Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  7. Thank you for stopping by Kat! Good luck ;-)



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