Saturday, November 07, 2009

A lantern to light the way

Happy weekend!

A new challenge for Magnolia Down Under Challenge!

It is our Challenge #26 and the challenge is the following sketch from Shell Barnard:

And this is sponsored by Kellie herself. She is offering a $10 Gift Voucher to spend in her very own newly-opened Magnolia Only store. That's Aussie dollars, guys--go for it!!! And you have 2 weeks to create something.

The sketch wasn't really meant for it, hee hee, but I used it to make a joy fold card--artistic licence!! I had the hardest time trying to finish this card. I kept fiddling with it even after I thought I was finished. It just wasn't looking right... But I think I'm done playing with it now.

I also made this card for Stamp With Fun. Their Challenge #31 is to make a card with a scene. I have created two scenes here. The stamps for the background sceneries, Alota Side Wall with Window and the Magnolia Brick Wall, I purchased from Diana's store Magnolia-licious.

For Week 7 at Basic Grey Challenges, it is a photo-inspiration challenge. The picture is over to the right, here.
It was so obvious to me what Basic Grey DP I was going to use. Any guesses, LOL?

It's a "Bring out your bling" challenge at All Sorts Challenge--they want to see lots of sparkles. I didn't use any rhinestone, but I have lots of sparkles on the card. The ribbon on the front of the card is a sparkly red and gold ribbon. I've put glitters on the angel wings of both Tilda and Edwin. And also on the the white-fur trims of all the hats for Tilda, the critter and the pooch.
Hmm... not sure if you can see that in the pictures. You might have to blow the pictures up to really see.
The final challenge is from Roses on Paper. Their Challenge # 24 is for a Christmas card.

I've put a blank space on the left panel for personal messages to be written on.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. And for those of you who leave me a comment, a double thank you. I really do appreciate it. Enjoy your weekend!

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Lantern and Edwin with Lantern, Penny Black 'T for Transparent' Holly Jolly and Christmas Critters, Magnolia Brick Wall, Alota Side Wall with Window, Hero Arts Clear Design Classic Christmas Borders.
DP's: Basic Grey Wassail Mantle, Provo Craft Holly Argyle.
Misc.: Kaiser Craft Pearls.
Tools: Fiskars border punch, EK Success candle punch, Marvy Uchida scallop oval punch.


Tracey Feeger said...

OMG this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the outside and the inside. It is fabulous. Great take on the sketch. Wonderful inspiration for people who enter the challenge.

Debra James said...

This is STUNNING. What a clever,fabulous idea to make the sketch a fold card.What can I say- the scene you have created and the paper and the colurs are just soooo good. you are a clever girl!This is one inspiratonal card. Hugs Debra

Kristy Young said...

OMG GORGEOUS GORGEOUS! Norma you always blow me away with your amazing cards.
Kristy x

Jodie from Oz said...

Norma, This a a Magical Card. Wow, I love love love this scene, it is stunningly beautiful. Your images are adorable and your colouring as always wonderful. Your take on this sketch is a wonderful inspiration for all who join Kellie's Sketch Challenge at MDUC.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Danielle said...

What a stunning creation Norma! I love how you made this sketch into a joy card fold and the scene you've created is just gorgeous! Fantastic and inspiring work!
Hugs, Danielle

dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness...what an inspiration you are!
I love how you took the sketch and made it into a scene! I love the folds! wow! And your colouring..well..that is just simply stunning!

Sue said...

Another simply beautiful Norma creation. This card is a work of art. So much to look at and enjoy. The scene you have created, the beautiful papers you used. Your fabulous coloring of those Magnolia cuties......and all round winner. Stunning, inside and out!!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

This is a stunning card love the layout and all the fine details are just lovely...

thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Anonymous said...

wow great card!!! wonderful scene !!thanks for jining in our challenge.
hugs tina46

Angelwood said...

Wow! Really beautiful card! Gorgeous papers and colors, lovely scene, and beautiful coloring! Great job! hugz, Angela

Cami said...

Wow! Norma, this is a beautiful gatefold card. You have put so much into this card from the inside to the outside with all that coloring and layering and embellies. Love everything about your cards! So much attention to detail. Cami

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Norma, what a stunning card. I love how you've decorated the outside and inside to match and the images are coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Barb Hardeman said...

Norma, you've nailed it again! This card is just another example of your stunning work! I just love everything about this card and every detail you put into it without making it looking garrish! Beautiful job...warm hugs...Barb

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh Norma, this is stunning. Wow. You have put so much effort into this, I absolutely adore it. xo Jackie

ladydiana said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card. The front scene is fabulous and then you open it and the magic continues. Beautiful colouring Norma, absolutely stunning!!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Norma what a great card ! I love the way it opens....your card is just adorable

KymKreates said...

thanks for the instructions on the joy fold. I may have to try that. Your card is lovely!!!!

stephanne said...

This paper seems like the logical choice for the BG photo inspiration. Your creation is gorgeous, well done with all the extra fiddling, haha, wonderful scene, well, no, make that scenes!! Twice the beauty!!
Take Care,

Only by His Grace said...

I Norma!
As usual you have outdone yourself. I love your creations. You put so much work into them. I have just ordered my first Tilda stamp and Prismacolor premium pencils. I am so looking forward to giving the stamping a go. You have really inspired me.
Hugs Marion

Candy said...

WOW Norma! This is just excellent and soooo sweet! Your colouring is fantastic!!!! Love all of your accents of ribbon, pearls etc. It is beautiful :O)

Nilla said...

Wow, gorgeous card, so creative! Thanks for joining the fun at SWF! Hugs Nilla

Ila said...

This card is Gorgeous...I love the fold..your colorin and papers are Beautiful!!...Hugs, Ila

Nancy said...

Oh Norma what a awesome card you have created!!
Love the scenes that you have colored they are awesome! Love your card!

mynewblog said...

Wow, this is another extra ordinaire cards of yours! I'm so amazed what you always come up with!! Love the outside and the inside!

cabio's craft corner said...

Norma, I love your scene and can tell there are tons of coloring work you did. Your coloring work is always awesome. The joy fold is beautifully done!

Debbie Pamment said...

I wish I could type "WOW" bigger than everyone else!!! I didn't realise this had a secret layer when I saw it at MDUC - sooo much fun to discover it here! You are an amazing artist - LOVE it!

Mel said...

Wow, Norma your card is just stunning. It is always a joy to visit your blog to see your latest amazing creation ~ Mel x

Gro said...

I love your card. Tilda and Edvin is sooo cute
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts

Jules said...

Hi Norma

Well what can I say!

You must have put so much time and effort into your card - it is wonderful.

So much detail and so much to be looking at.

I blew your picture up and can see lots of sparkle!!!

Thank you for joining in my challenge with Allsorts - I hope you enjoyed it.

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

awesome Norma! I've had your blog open in a tab for days and I'm finally working my way to closing tabs! lol This is over the top NEAT!
Pam Going Postal

Patricia Garcia said...

Wowzers!! Lovely card, love the colors and the pretty papers!!


Only by His Grace said...

Hi Norma!
there is an award for you on my blog.
Hugs Marion

Annchen said...

wow, its fantasic

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