Saturday, October 03, 2009

Card for Paige

Hello! Happy Saturday and Happy World Card Making Day!

Oooh, so many new challenges out there just for today's celebration, it's hard to pick and choose and you can only do so much in so little time.

This card is for the special 24-hour challenge at Simon Says Challenge. The theme is a girly card for Paige. You can hop over to Simon Says and read her story there. (And this card will be mailed to Paige.)

For this card, I have used Tanja's sketch that she has provided for the challenge at Friday Sketchers.

The colour scheme is from The Little Stampe Shoppe. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and so the blog challenge for this month will be to create a PINK card (the more pink the better).

Another challenge is the one at Just Magnolia. For their Week 25, it is a special monthly challenge, the theme being flowers (hand-made). Check out Michelle's tutorial here!

Edited. A word or two about the border around the circle. I used a decorative scissor to make that. There are so many scissors with different patterns out there (from 2 companies that I can think of: Fiskars and Provo Craft), that you can have any border pattern you want. Draw a circle slightly bigger than the inner circle--I use a compass to do this. Pick a starting point and start cutting outside the drawn circle, all the way around the circle back to the beginning. When you reach this starting/end point, you will probably have a broken pattern. It is very rare that your pattern at the end will match exactly the one you started with so that you have a continuous pattern --at least I haven't been able to. LOL. (I hope you know what I mean here--it's hard to explain.) This is okay though, because this is where your flower or other embelishment comes in handy. When you position the circle on the card , make sure the starting point is where you're going to plop your flower. No one will know any better, hee hee!

I had to finish this card pretty darn fast, so I have no time to decorate the inside before doing this posting. I will probably do that before I send it over to Paige, however. I just seems unfinished to me if I don't do something to the card inside.

That's it for now. Back to my craft table!!! Or probably more blog hopping, hee hee, in which case I won't get anything else done, LOL.

Stamp: Magnolia Ice/Ballet Princess from the Pink Collection.
DP's: Pebbles Flower Swirl, K&Company Romanza Gingham Printed, Making Memories Stardust Hearts Pastel/Pink and Pink Small Dots.

Tools: Fiskars decorative scissor


dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness..this is pure sweetness! You have done a fabulous job! wow!
I love the colouring in pink...fantastic job Norma!

Debbie Pamment said...

Fabulous fabulous card again - I'm sure Paige will be receiving many cards from sweet crafters such as yourself - but I'm sure this would take pride of place on any shelf!

ladydiana said...

GORGEOUS card, love this Tilda!
hugs, Diana

Jacque said...

Norma, she is absolutely darling...your coloring is splendid snd the use and coordination of all of those papers is fantastic...Beautiful girlie card, sweetie...Hugs..Jacque

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful, Norma! The papers you used are gorgeous and your flowers are so pretty! Wonderful coloring too! Great card! hugs!

Candy said...

Hi Norma,
What a lovely girly card with all the wonderful pink Design Papers!! I love the black decorated circle as well - I kind of recognise the design -but can't put my finger on what you have used to make the circle with. Care to share?
Your work is always wonderful in my book!!!
Hugs, Candy

Jodie from Oz said...

Ni Norma, so pretty in pink & such a fantastic cause. Love your design papers, colouring & handmade flower. Tilda is adorable. Another masterpiece.
Thanks for the inspiration
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous! Absolute perfection in the "girly" category. I love the shape you used behind the! Your art just blows me away...

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful & pink-alicious perfection! Wonderful job & great layout!


glowinshadow23 said...

Love the pink themed card. Tilda is really cute!

Regina said...

So cute!!!!!!!!!:)))

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Norma :-) everything is soo pretty ! The flowers are amazing :-)

I am sure Paige will love this card :-)
Thanks for joining the special Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x

Timcsoca said...

Beautiful card! I like the colours, the papers and the image!:)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!:)

Tímea and DT

Nancy said...

Norma this card is gorgeous! Love the papers and the pretty flowers. Tilda is colored so perfectly and looks adorable on your card.

Handmade by Vivi said...

gorgeous and charming card Norma!
You did great with the sketch!

Karen Arthur said...

Norma, What a wonderful card. I love the colors, papers and the Tilda is just lovely. Great job!!
Blessings, Karen A

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colours and wonderful design and detail!
So happy that you have joined us at Simon Says Stamp!
kim x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, LOVE the colour scheme, hand-made flowers and how you coloured Tilda. Thanks so much for playing along!

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh Norma, this card is so adorable. I love your papers and the flowers are just darling. xo Jackie

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Lovely card and the pinks look fab! Cute image and beautiful flowers. It's perfectly girly! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Magnolia this week! :)

Patricia St Martin said...

beautiful card. Nice soft colors.

Bev said...

Wonderful card, the papers and colours are so pretty. Fabulous flowers too. Thanks for joining us this week at JM x

cabio's craft corner said...

This is so gorgeous. Pink is perfert for the girly card and that is my favorite color too, lol

Nilla said...

Gorgeous card! So sweet image and love the colors! Hugs Nilla

Patricia Garcia said...

Beautiful card, Beautiful papers and wonderful coloring!!


Blankiefinder said...

Very pretty card! Congrats on your win!

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