Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Winter wedding

Hello! Happy Wednesday! We're halfway through the week, yeah!

This is my second and last week at the Designer Spotlight at Simons Says Challenge. I've enjoyed my time with them. Thanks to Chris and the other DT members at Simon Says for giving me the opportunity.

Their theme for their challenge is Winter Love. Well, the theme that I was given was more specific and it was winter wedding, so I was trying to make a wedding card, hee hee. When I was first informed of the theme, my first reaction was...oh oh, am I in trouble!!! I don't have any bride-and-groom images. What should I do, what should I do?... Anyway, this was a real challenge--strained my brain, LOL--and this is what I finally came up with.

Now, since I still don't have a bride and groom, what I've done is made a card featuring Tilda as a flower girl. I don't know if that's appropriate or not for a wedding card, but hey, I have to make do with what I've got, hee hee. This is sort of a short story of Flower Girl Tilda on the wedding day/morning. At the front of the card, she is helping out by placing the bride-and-groom caketop on the wedding cake (aha..I do have a bride and groom!!! hee hee!) .

And in the inside of the card, Tilda is sitting by the church window waiting for the bride to come out, so she can start walking down the aisle.

To make these flower girls, I've done a bit of masking with 2 Tilda images and used the image of a flower garland from another Tilda.
I was supposed to make this a winter wedding. The only thing I could think of was using winter colours. That what I did here and went with blue, white and silver.
Okay, not a traditional wedding card, but I'm quite pleased with how this turned out anyway. Hope you like it too.

Now I must get back to those Christmas cards!!! Yikes, exactly one month before Christmas!!! Full steam ahead now.
Have a wonderful day everybody. Thanks for visiting.

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda Decorate Christmas Tree, Jam Tilda, Church Window and flower garland cut out from Tilda with Flower Garland in Hair; wedding cake and bride-&-groom cake top from American Crafts Brand clear stamp set Wedding.
DP's: Chatterbox Scrapbook Walls Courtyard Blossoms, Chatterbox decorative cardstock Lake Stripe, American Crafts Brand Elegant Gown.
Tools: Martha Stewart heart border punch, MS lace scallop heart punch.
The sentiment is computer generated.


Only by His Grace said...

Oh my! what a gorgeous card. I'm lost for new words. That is so clever having Tilda reach up to put the bride and groom on the cake. I also love that you have the heart border and then the larger heart to match. All your creations match so beautifully. I just went through all your cards again so I can be inspired.
I love the church window too.
Hugs Marion

Pati said...

OMG... Norma, your card is beautiful!! And woooww, you have also decorated the inside of it. What a masterpiece! GREAT!
Love to be on your blog and get inspired :-)

BIG hugs and have a great day

Anonymous said...

gorgeous images, and delightful card!!!

Lorraine A said...

This is just absolutely stunning Norma ! :-) When Chris posted this on our DT blog I was absolutely gobsmacked ! It is just sooo beautiful ! :-)

I am sorry we changed theme mid week ! Chris was in a panic for a wedding stamp so we tinkered with the title lol :-)

Thanks so much for your wonderful creations that you made for our challenge :-)
Lols x x x

dolcreations said...

Norma this is so stunning! My mouth dropped when I saw have got to be one of the most creative people I know in blog land! This is just breathtaking. You have inspired me to think outside of the box a little and really create! Thank-you so much for the inspiration!

Susie Sugar said...

Norma this is totally stunning darling so much work you have put into this beautiful creation
Love Susie xx

Crafty Chris said...

Gorgeous card Norma wouldn't be surprised if they keep you on, your cards are inspirational, Christine x

Mandy said...

Stunning the way you have used the theme I think it's just perfect..and the colours and images are gorgeous..
Mandy xx

Anonymous said...

Norma! this is gorgeous! how creative! love that about you! BUT....I WANT to know what colors you used for her red hair! I have a bunch of red heads in my family, so I want to compare what you're using to what I'm using and try your color combo too! thanks!
Pam Going Postal

Ellen (aka ScrapStampnMama) said...

OMG! This is so the coloring!

LindaC said...

This is a beautiful card. Love it! LindaC

Suzanne J Dean said...

This is stunning Norma & so clever--I love the story it presents, just adorable! You did a wonderful job with this!


Angelwood said...

That is just beautiful and sooo clever! Your coloring is amazing and I love the colors you've used on your card. Really stunning! hugs, Angela

Myrna said...

This is just beautiful and what a clever use for the Tilda. Wonderful job all around. Love it!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

OOOOOOOOOH...........THIS IS SO WONDERFUL!! I love everything about it!! TFS!

Candy said...

Oh my good gracious!!! Norma you have created a Master Piece! It is stunning and most beautiful and how in the world did you think this all up?? I would love to know where you got the cake and the cake topper? They are most perfect! The colours are perfect for a winter wedding and the story your card creates is magnificent!! I am IN LOVE WITH THIS CARD!!!!
big hugs, Candy

Anonymous said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!! What a stunning card you have created!!!! Absolutely magnificent and so clever. Hugs, Christina C.

marsha said...

This is fabulous! I love your technique and the colors - plus all the "extras".


ladydiana said...

Oh my gosh Norma this is absolutely stunning. How clever "thinking outside the box" and using Tilda decorating the tree image. I am going to have a "Fantabulous" Gallery on the new site and I would love to include your card. I hope it is ok.

hugs, Diana

Jodie from Oz said...

Norma, You never cease to amaze me, this card is amazing. Your brain must be overflowing with wonderful ideas 24/7. A beautiful card inside & out and a wonderful inspiration. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Lilian said...

Gorgeous work - had to come over from the Simon Challenge blog. Love our coloring and her hair is gorgeous! Have a lovely day!

Cami said...

Norma, ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! Your improvision is just awesome and now I think Magnolia should make a few stamps using your masked images you've receated! It's beautiful! Your are very creative! I love, love, love this wedding card. Hugs, Cami

Nancy said...

What a awesome wedding card!!! Your are amazing! I love this and how very creative! You are such a inspiration and a geneous!

Timcsoca said...

Absolute amazing card! Like the colours ! The details and the picture are beautiful!
Thanks for agreeing to be in our Designer Spotlight!:)

Hugs, Tímea

PBrown9624 said...

WOW!!! You are so creative. Love your card!Fabulous!
Pam Brown

Patricia Garcia said...

Pretty card love the way you made the Tildas and your color combo is Awesome!!


ribenaruby said...

Stunningly beautiful card Norma, inside and out! What great features it has, love it all!

Fryne said...

love the hearts!!!


debby4000 said...

WOW and WOW this is absolutely stunning.

doris said...

Wonderful... Wow!!


Jacque said...

Norma, this is absolutely gorgeous...those colors are just so delightful and your design is STUNNING!!! Magnificent creation...Hugs..Jacque

Tala said...

Great card. I love your colours and details.
Tilda from my card is a Mini Stamp. All stamps are also produced as Mini Stamps. But you can buy it only by Magnolia and only at the trade fair:-((

Annette said...

What a beautiful card. Love the colors, and the way you mixed different stamps. Any bride would be happy to receive a card like this!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

OMGosh Norma..........what a gorgeous wedding card. And I love the story that goes with it. I think it's just fabulous! Great job!
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

Anonymous said...

This is exquisite! I love everything--the perfectly colored Tilda, punched details, colors, papers--all of it! After seeing this card, I decided I "needed" that lattice heart punch! I've looked at your blog, and I love all your gorgeous work--am now a follower!

maxine said...

wow this is a beautiful card, I love the lo and the colour combo.

rudlis said...

Wow, very pretty card :)

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Woooooooooooow! What an awesome card. You are truly talented. I don't think i can find sufficient words to describe the beauty of this wonderful creation. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to your next creation

Happy crafting

Ingrid said...

A big WOW ... amazing card, really beautiful!

Debbie Pamment said...

My mouth is hanging wide open - I hope to be able to shut it soon - this is STUNNING! My goodness you are an amazing artist!!!

Ramona Michaluk said...

This card is amazing Norma - absolutely gorgeous !! Love your colour co-ordination and all the stunning embellishments - those hearts, the beautiful punched borders and the flowers and just love the way you've used the Tilda image to suit this card. Any bride who receives this will have something unique to treasure for a lifetime - simply stunning !!
You are a true artist !
Ramona xx

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