Saturday, August 15, 2009

JOY

Happy Saturday!

Can you tell that I love Christmas? Anyway, the challenges are just begging for Christmas/winter cards and I love making them. So, here's another one.

This is my Christmas card for Just Christmas and Birthday Cards challenge blog. Using Kirstin sketch to the right here, I've flipped the sketch 90 degrees to it's side. I did not use a centre box for this card, because if I were to put a box big enough to put Tilda in, it would have covered too much space, I thought. (This is one of the bigger Tilda images I found.)


This is also my entry for Lili of the Valley ChallengeBlog. The theme for their Challenge 34 - SO CHARMING. "...we would like to see charms or a charm somewhere on your creation."


The Magnolia image I used here is the so adorable Tilda with Candle. The tinsel in her hair I've covered it up with some blings/rhinestones.

The DP is from Basic Grey Wassail collection, Laurel Leaves.


I used a lot stamps for this card beside the Tilda one. They're listed below.

And that's all for today. Enjoy your weekend.

Delta Rubber Stampede Etched Holly 3442E, for the JOY--Anna Griffin monogram alphabet stamp set, for the tag--Magenta Christmas 95058.3, for inside the card--Hampton Art Sentiment andle JD4879.
Embelishments: Angel charm from Blue Moon, Kaiser Craft pearls.

18 comments:

Jacque said...

Lovely, lovely, Norma...all the details are just so sweet and pretty!!! Beautiful card, sweetie...HUgs..Jacque

Barb Hardeman said...

Norma this is absolutely gorgeous. I love your image and your candle really glows! The inside is as pretty as your outside. There is going to be some delighted recipient this Christmas...hugs...Barb

Nancy said...

Oh Norma this card is beautiful! I love how you colored Tilda. Love Love Love IT!!!
Hugs,
Nancy

ladydiana said...

Norma, she is absolutely STUNNING. I love so many things about your card...the little angel charm...the pearls in her hair and most of all the light circle you put behind the candle, it adds depth to your card. The letters joy add such quaint charm. Your coluring is superb...people look at the enlarged version...wonderful gathers in her skirt catch the candlelight and come to life. Enough verbosity here...is that a word...lol...I LOVE HER!!!

hugs,
Diana

cabio's craft corner said...

The DP, coloring, choice of image and everything are so perfectly done. The little charm on the ribbon and blings on Tilda's hair are a great touch making this card look terrific!
Hugs,
Cabio

Regina Ribeiro said...

Norma!!! Your card, as always, is absolutely STUNNING. I love each detail you did. It´s hard for me to find the right words.I loved it!!
Hugs
Regina

jannekescreations said...

What a lovely card Norma :D

Janneke X

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fabulous, great card and I love the Tilda you have used

Tracey said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!! Love this card!!

dolcreations said...

Norma your cards are always stunning and I always anticipate the next one. I always wait so anxiously for the next post! I love the turtorial you did on the trees..Wow!
I love how you finish the inside of your cards and I love how you colour to perfection, the paper choices and your layouts..just out of this world!
Christine

Sharon Caudle said...

Norma, this card is absolutley stunning! I love that image and your coloring is just gorgeous! It's so easy to see you put a ton of love and detail into your cards, Each one is fantastic. I love it! hugs!

Cheryl said...

WOW,Stunning!!! Love these papers and such beautiful colouring!!
Hugs xx

nessy said...

oh this is stunning ~ what a beautiful xmas card ~both inside and out!!!
thankyou for joining in the fun again on JCBC ~ another card for xmas!!
vanessa xx

Cheryl said...

So so wonderful! I love Christmas also and have completed a few ;-) myself.

Ramona Michaluk said...

Fabulous card Norma - it really captures the essence of Christmas. Love the added touch of the little gold charm. Amazing as always !!

LEMphotography said...

Beautiful card! Love how everything works together! I love the monogram stamps and the candle shaped stamp - it goes so well with the Tilda image!

Lauren

Cami said...

Absolutely stunning card with all the fine details! The light behind her candle is awesome and brings another dimension to the image. I just love all your creatins and you never cease to amaze me with your talent. Hugs, Cami

Handmade by Vivi said...

WOW Norma, this card is stunning!! stunning!!
the DP is gorgeous.. and Tilda, OMG, SHE IS SO PRETTY!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS CARD!!
Hugs
Vivi

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