Saturday, July 18, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Hello everybody. I hope you're enjoying your weekend.

This is my last Guest DT card for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge. The theme for this week is: Christmas in July.

This seems to be a popular theme, as it also the theme at the Cute Card Thursday, their challenge #69.

I just love Christmas. This is the earliest I've ever started on my Xmas cards. I'm always procrastinating and leaving it until the last minute and then had to scramble to get all my cards done. So this is a good opportunity to get started.

One new thing that I used for this card, that I haven't used before for any of the cards on my blog is my brass stencils. For this one, I used a Dreamweaver stencil with those bare trees, along with some white embossing paste and transparent micro glitter. You can't really see the shimmering glitter on the picture, but in real life it looks like there are snow crystals in the air. I love working with these micro glitters. It can be really messy--with glitters all over the place, on you clothes, in your hair, LOL--but the effect on your cards can be quite stunning.
The huge snowball that Tilda is sitting on is from a Penny Black stamp that has a hedgehog on top of the snowball rolling along. I stamped it by masking the hedgehog.
Before I sign off, I want to express my sincere thanks to Kellie for the opportunity of being a Guest DT. I have enjoyed myself tremendously, Kellie, and I hope that you were pleased with my work.
Enjoy you weekend!
Stamps: Magnolia #275 Winter Sled, #268 Chilly Tilda, Penny Black 3759 Snow Joy, sentiment from Inkadinkadoo 8305 Snow flake trails
DP's: American Crafts A La Carte Florentine,KI Memories Choices Collection Organized Tailgate
Toolsl: EK Success border punch.
Misc.: Dreamweaver brass stencil, embossing paste

21 comments:

Bec said...

WOW!!!.. This is STUNNING.. I love the background of trees behind tilda...Bec xx

Kellie said...

As always Norma an amazing card. Always gorgeous work, fantastic colouring! An inspiration for the people joining in over at MDUC. Thank so much Norma, xx.

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow this is totally amazing. I would never have thought of using that stensil for a background, but here you go enabling all sorts of us again. Your coliring is fabulous, I love all those layers and Tilda on the snowball is gorgeous...

Pam S. said...

very pretty Norma...I have this Tilda and this stencil, but I despise glitter! so I have to hand it to you for bringing on the sparkle! lol
Pam Going Postal

Debbie Pamment said...

Just gorgeous as always!! It's always such a pleasure to pop in and see what marvellous eye candy is on offer from your craft room!
xXx

Katie said...

Norma,
What a wonderful card! The coloring is perfect and now all I want to do is go sledding!

dolcreations said...

Over the top beautiful card! Norma you have really outdone yourself with this one! I love it!
Christine

mynewblog said...

WOW, this is so COOL (get it?). Really awesome card! I love the background trees, what a neat idea to use it for a winter scene. Great thought.

Tracey said...

WOW!! This is a beautiful card!!!

Kerry D-C said...

ooooh! AaaaaaaH! Gorgeous!! I feel a chill just looking at it! LOL! Fabby job!

cabio's craft corner said...

Norma, it is gorgeous! Your coloring is stunning as usual and the choice of youR background DP for Tilda is fabulous. I love it :o)
hugs,
Cabio

Nancy said...

Oh Norma this card is fantastic I really love it! I like how you used the brass stencil to create your background and all the glitter it is awesome.Of course Tilda is colored just as cute as can be. Great job!!!
Hugs,
Nancy

Candy said...

Norma!
Your card is stunning - with the use of your brass stencil! Love all the bling and your colouring is as wonderful as ever. The Tilda you used on the inside matches the theme so well and I love her sitting on the snowball!!!
Hugs, Candy

Eulanda said...

Well I have 2 words for you. oooooohhhhhhh & aaaaahhhhhhhhhh
So do your cards still look nice by christmas? Just curious cuz I was thinking of starting some but I was worried about them "makin it". LOL!

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW!!! love your choice of papers and the background for Tilda is awesome!!! You have done an amzing job,I love it!
xx

Ramona Michaluk said...

Another fabulous card Norma - love the colours you've used in this one and the background trees and greeting are great elements.
Tilda is beautiful as always and I love the way you've used another image on the inner page
to tie in with the theme - love it!!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Norma love everything about this little card ! You are inspiring me to get on my christmas cards !

Kristy Young said...

Norma I am just in awe of your cards and your talent! So so amazing!!
Kristy

Danielle said...

Another beautiful card Norma - I love the effect of the embossing paste on this - just fabulous!! Tilda is gorgeous and I love how you have her sitting on a snowball inside the card!!
Hugs, Danielle

Suzanne J Dean said...

Just beautiful Norma--love all the elements for the winter scene. Very festive & peaceful!

hugz,
Suzanne

Suzan L said...

Norma, What a beautiful card!! I love the trees that you made with the brass stencil and I love the colors that you chose. Magnolia Down Under is lucky to have you as a guest DT member!! Hugs, Suzan

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