Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Just Magnolia - Paper Pleating

Good Morning girls. Another day dawns in blogland and the snow is still lying outside. The solar lights in the garden have just appeared so we must be down to our last 8" as it melts. Our wee dog is even venturing up the garden again. She loves snow but when it's up to her shoulders it is a bit much for her. Anyway, thank you very much for visiting me again. Your company over the last few weeks has really helped to cheer me up while we have had this dismal spell of weather. I've been stuck in most of the time - crutches and 12" of snow don't go together really.
This card was made for Just Magnolia's Special Monthly Challenge where the requirement was for Paper Pleating. Mina from Pinkpuds left a great tutorial on the Just Magnolia blog which was easy to follow - thanks Mina. I inked up Magnolia's "Tilda with Flower" and coloured her using my Copic Ciaos. The papers are Basic Grey's "Wisteria" and I used a plain sheet for the middle section of the card and pleated two side panels. The flowers and embellishments are all from my stash. It was great fun to make this card. I hope you like it.
It would be great if you could find time to leave me a comment to let me know what you think. I would value your opinions on this card since I haven't done anything like this before. In any case please keep safe and have a happy and productive crafting day.


  1. Oh Fiona!!! YOur paper pleating with the lace and the coloring of Tilda is magnificent!! I just love this card!!

  2. Hi Fiona,My opinion on this card I love it..i love the paper,the pleating,the layout and Tilda..great colouring as well..a gorgeous card..
    Mandy xx

  3. Oh this is gorgeous, love the sweet tilda and what a wonderful job with the paper pleating.

  4. This is really lovely - just adore that lace!
    We have snow melt too - woke me up sliding off the roof last night - eekk!
    Fingers crossed it all goes soon!
    Teri x

  5. just beautiful! and your paper pleating is gorgeous!

  6. OMG Fiona! This is GORGEOUS! Will have to try this pleating. I love the effect and how you've embelllinshed your card! xxD

  7. Hi Fiona
    oh this is so sweet, gorgeous work luv your paper pleating the lace finishes it of lovely,beautiful creation hun, sue,x

  8. Wow!
    Fiona this is utterly beautiful!
    I love that pleating and your image is so gorgeous!
    Such a stunning card!
    Thanks for your kind words they mean a lot and I too hope you are feeling better soon sweetie snow and crutches nightmare!
    kim x

  9. Hi Auntie Fiona
    Another lovely card the pleating is really effective and the tilda as cute as ever. We have had more snow today so no school again. I had time to make a card though so that was good. Luv to u both Carol xx

  10. Wow - this is so beautiful Fiona. The colours and the pleating are gorgeous - as is the image and the lace.
    Beryl xx

  11. stunning card Fiona, perfect pleating and I love the added lace in fact i love the whole card...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
    Mina xxx

  12. lovely card - that paper pleating is awesome. Must try it when I get time.

  13. gorgeous card with beautiful paper pleating. Marvellous image.

  14. hi there, so glad to see you are doing better and hoping DH will be fully well soon also...can't believe I havent been able to get around and visit for these past few days...just spent time looking at all the ones I've missed and all your creations are wonderful!!! as the different layouts and looking at your coloring!!! cant wait to try this pleating technique - never done that before! hugs to you (:

  15. Wow!!! this is stunning! Gorgeous, gorgeous colours and the lace with the pleating is so beautiful. I love it! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Jane xxx

  16. Fiona, this is absolutely stunning!! I love the lace on the pleating which is perfect!!, beautiful touch.
    Thanks for joining us on JM this week.
    Sheila xx

  17. This is a fab card adopted mummy, i just love the way you have incorporated the pleating. Defo one of your best cards to date, I love it. Poor little Amy in the snow, bless her, I did chuckle when I read that.

    Sending hugs


  18. What a gorgeous card. I love your image and your colour choice is lovely. Great pleating, really beautiful - so glad you could join us on JM this week!


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