Saturday, 25 June 2011

Color Me Creative– Folds, Pleats and/or Ruffles - Yikes!

Hi there

I hope you’re having a great weekend.  Ian and Tinks are doing a five week cookery course each Saturday so last week we had Cottage Pie for lunch, it was great.  I didn’t have to cook a thing!  This week they made a Lavender and Vanilla Panna Cotta with a Strawberry Coulis and some Ginger Biscuits.  They will be chefs before you know it!  Well the verdict.. Gorgeous but oh boy how many calories?!!  I’ve had a taste but decided I’d better leave it in the fridge or it will end up on my hips lol.  With them out I got to do a face mask and just chill out with a coffee and a crafting magazine, something I don’t do very often, ahhhh luv-erly!

So onto my card.. This week’s Color Me Creative challenge is all about ruffles, folds and pleats.
CMC 611-2

Here is the photo inspiration..
We are being sponsored by Tiddly Inks and I chose this fab little image called 'Everyday Princess', isn't she a sweetie!   I love their images, they are really cute.  Thanks for sponsoring us Tiddly Inks.

In real life my card isn’t wonky, I need to work on my photography skills after I’ve learnt Copics I think lol.  So.. how did I make it?  Well I had just started Class Two, of which the first video teaches you how to do ruffles, pleats and folds, so I printed off a couple of pages of images on A4 cardstock and watched the video over and over again, pausing as I tried each little section of her dress. Trust me, Susanna makes it look a lot easier than it is!

I’m actually really lucky because Ian paints a lot of miniature figures so after each attempt I would show it to him and he would help me work out where to put the folds and what would need to be made darker.  It’s not perfect, but if you’d seen the first one I did you will see I made a whole lot of progress!!  Trust me, it was awful!

Putting the card together was simple, just a couple of My Mind’s Eye papers, some baker’s twine, corner rounder and  a stamped sentiment and card done!  Now pop on over to see what the rest of the girls have created..

Charlene Randall
Brook Guinn
Anary Baumgarth
Melanie LaBelle
Marie Gamber
Ruby McGuire (that’s me!)
Pat St. Martin
Jenn Cochran
Michele Spera
Sandie Dunne


Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps
Papers: My Mind’s Eye
Accessories: Baker’s twine from The Twinery, Uniball Signo White Pen

CMC 611-2CP
After I took the photo I realised I hadn’t put in my E11 so you would need to add that into the mix!

I do hope you join in this challenge.  They are absolutely brilliant for getting you to learn new techniques. Yes it can be a little frustrating when it doesn’t quite go right but when you persist you really do get out of it what you put in.  Practice, practice, practice!


  1. FABulous colouring Ruby!!! LOVE the colours of this card!!!

  2. Awesome card! Love those folds in the skirt! WOW!

    I really do enjoy joining on the fun at CMC, gotta practice those folds:)

    Thanks for visitning my blog and for your sweet comment :0)


  3. Totally adorable!! I saw it over at CMC and think your coloring is wonderful!!

    Happy Crafting,

    PS: I'm also going to Summer Card Camp with Jennifer and Kristina and loving it! I'll look for you and your creations over at the Camp site!!

  4. This is the most gorgeous little gal image ever! I LOOOOOOOOOVE that dress:) BEAUTIFULLY done!!

    I hope Tinks is doing better:) HUGS to all! Miss you!!!!!!!!

  5. Super, duper adorable, Ruby! LOVE your coloring and mix of colors here, too!


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