Sunday, August 02, 2009

Let it Snow

Happy Sunday!

This card was made for the Magnolia Down Under Challenges. This fortnight Challenge #19 is: Winter is here...

I am also using this card as my entry to the Winter Wonderland challenge blog. The theme for their Week #10 is Winter Wonderland.

The idea for this card came from Claudia at Pretty Pressings. I totally copied her Harmony card that she posted (or rather scheduled to be posted while she was on vacation) last week. I just changed the theme.

What I love most about the card is the surprise element of it. You think that you are getting a card without any cute/adorable character. And then you open it and there it is--in my case, there's Chilly Tilda sitting on a pine branch.

I wanted to add some snow to that branch, but I didn't have any of that snow stuff. I've tried using glitter just on a stamp image on a scrap piece, but it didn't look right. I didn't want to ruin this, so I'll wait until I buy the snow stuff and will add it on then.

The snow covered trees on the side panel is done free hand with just glue and glitter. It's amazingly easy to do. Perfect for background scenes if you don't have any fir-tree stamp. Leave me a comment if you're interested and I may do a short tut (isn't that just a sneaky way to get comments? hee hee).

The DP I used actually have white swirls and snowflakes on it, but they can barely be seen, so I practically had to make my own DP by stamping my own swirls and snowflakes with navy coloured ink.

This is a full picture of the card inside. The image is placed on the left side leaving a blank space on the right to write Christmas greetings on. I've added transparent micro-glitter to the white trims of Tilda's winter suit.

Please have a look at the other cards created for this challenge by the ladies at MDUC. They're simply wonderful. You can also click on their individual names on the side panel to hop over to their blogs and see all the other wonderful cards they've created.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Stamps: Magenta Let it Snow, Magnolia Chilly Tilda, Inkadinkadoo clear stamp set Season of Swirls, All Night Media Snowflake.
DP: K&Company Brenda Walton Peppermint Twist.
Misc.: Jewel Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter, EK Success snowflake punch .

26 comments:

sharon said...

Norma
I'm with Tilda. Brrrrr! From what I can see the branch is perfect as it is,. The whole card is perfect as it is!!
Sharon L

dolcreations said...

Norma..I absolutely love this card. I love that Tilda is in the inside of the card...You have such fine details on this card. It must have taken you hours of patients to make this stunner!
I would love to make a card like this... you fill me with such inspiration!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

OMGosh........I love this card, Norma! It's so beautiful! And what a lovely surprise to find Chilly Tilda waiting inside. Love it!
And yes.......please do a TUT on making those awesome trees with just glitter & glue. I can't wait to see how you did that!
Huggies ~
Sharron

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Oopsie I forgot to add.......LOL......thanks so much for stopping by my blog & leaving me such wonderful comments. Very sweet of you to take the time.
Huggies ~
Sharron

Jacque said...

Norma, she is just darling!! I love that surprise too!! Great coloring and beautiful details...Hugs..Jacque

Tracey said...

I love this Norma! What a fabulous card!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Very "cool" card Norma. Love the gate opening style and adore your Tilda sitting on the branch. Beautiful job...

Tracey Feeger said...

This is simply fabulous. I love the design and Tilda looks soooooo cold. Great job.
mwah
Trace

ladydiana said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. I love the element of surprise and what a fun surprise it is. The free hand trees, OMgosh. I would love to see how it is done. Simply STUNNING!
hugs,
Diana

Handmade by Vivi said...

WOW Norma, your card is stunning.... you got me..
I thought there was no Tilda image and it was huge a surprise when I saw the inside of it!!
YOUR CARD IS AMAZING!! ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!! every bit of it!!! I JUST LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!
Hugs
Vivi

Kellie said...

This just blew me away Norma WOW, absolutely stunning! xx

Nancy said...

Hi Norma...Love this card what a awesome job you did! I really loved the surprise of Tilda being inside the card all cold and shivering. Those trees are fabulous as well. Perfect card!
Hugs,
Nancy

Carolyn said...

Ohhh Norma, Another stunning creation. I just love it. The colors are gorgeous.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

jhet said...

This is so wintery, Norma!! I feel so cold just looking at it (although it's really cold here right now as it's winter season in Australia).

Thanks for sharing!

mymagnolias said...

OMGoodness! That is GORGEOUS! All the amazing details you added are sooo perfect! And, your coloring of Tilda is wonderful. What a very special card! I just love every thing about it! hugz, Mary

Cheryl said...

Absolutely stunning Norma!!! Your LO,colouring elements are all magnificent.....what a masterpiece!!!
Hugs xx

Cami said...

Oh Norman, I love this card! I can feel the "chill" looking at Tilda! Very pretty card and I like the shades of blue you have used. Hmmm, I think my addy's on the envelope for this one LOL! Hugs, Cami

cabio's craft corner said...

A great way to alter your DP adding some stampings. Gate fold is wOnderful style for this card. I like it very much that you put Tilda on top of the pine branches. She looks delightful here!
Hugs,
Cabio

Sharon Caudle said...

Norma, your card is stunning! I love it! Beautiful stamping and coloring! hugs!

Debbie Pamment said...

You are just waaaaayyyyy to clever - this is adorable!
xXx

Teri said...

Norma!!! This is an amazing card! Absolutely fab! I love everything about it ..... but most of all your colouring of Tilda ..... WoW!!! Those boots look like real leather ... and I know I can smell those pine branches she is sat on ... forgoodnesssake! And your glitter trees are beautiful .... tutorial ... yes please :o)

Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland .... I'm so pleased that I got to see this card :o)

Teri xx

Teri said...

p.s. What did you colour her with? Copics or Promarkers .... or ??

Teri xx

Pascale said...

I love this inside and out it is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week hugs Pascale

Claudia Rosa said...

wow wonderful card.
i love love that branch ... amazing colored sweetie
hugs
claudia

Sue said...

This is a beautiful card. Love little Tilda all bundled up in her snowsuit. Hadn't ever seen that Tilda. Very nice.

Christine said...

This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. You have such a wonderful talent. Thank you for sharing it.
xoxo, Christine

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