Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Tilda, what ya doing?

Happy first day of December! Can't believe we're into December already. Where did the rest of the months go?

So, lots and lots of Christmas cards from now on. Here's one more. Another story to go with this card... hee, hee. This is Big Sis looking for Little Sis Tilda, who just can't wait to see what Santa has brought her.

So, this card is for all the challenges with a Christmas-theme challenges:

Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group December home page challenge.

Stamp With Fun Challenge 35 - X-mas.

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 80 - Non Tradional Christmas Colours.

This simple sketch from Mojo Monday Week 115 challenge is just perfect.


This is a shadow box card. Suzanne gave me the link to the tutorial for it. And as I usually ended up doing, I altered the measurements to suit my card. Here’s the link: shadow-box-card tutorial. This is just one of them--I’m sure there are many others out there.

The 2 images of Tilda I used here are from Magnolia’s So Jolly& Under the Mistletoe 2009 Collection: Christmas Morning Tilda and Unwrapped Tilda.

The clock is actually from a clear-stamp image of a stopwatch. Sorry, I don’t know who makes the stamp as I threw away the package it came in. I bought the stamp set a long time ago before I started blogging and knew that I’m supposed to be keeping those kind of details.

The mini calendar I made with the help of my laptop and printer. I printed the “DEC” and the numbers 25 to 31, inclusive. I cut them out in little rectangles and distressed the edges of each a bit. I glued the numbers together at the top to bind them into a booklet. Then glued that on black cardstock and arrange the month on top.

I wanted to see Tilda sitting in front of a Christmas tree, but I wanted a more 3-dimensional tree, rather than just a stamped image. This is how I did my tree—very easy.

The shape of my tree is weird because it’s not the entire tree, but only the bottom left corner of the tree, I punched out lots and lots of twigs—more than pictured here—and I just glued them onto the tree shape. Added blings and pearls for the tree ornaments.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day!


DP's: Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Village, Provo Craft Soft Serenity Mauve Stripe.
Tools: Martha Stewart twig punch, McGill twig punch, Coluzzle ovall template.
Misc.: Me&MY BIG Ideas Icon Stickers Rhinestone Singles Multi, Mark Richards pearls







49 comments:

Pam S. said...

so precious Norma! How beautiful! So charming, love it, being a mom of girls...hehe
thanks for sharing!
Pam Going Postal

Kat said...

This card is just gorgeous! I came over from the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog because I saw your wedding card there. It is beautiful too. I think I need to join your followers to keep up with your lovely creations.

Kat x

Nicolchen said...

WOW, your card looks fantastic, sooo lovely...what an great idea with the tree...it´s gorgeous...

Nicole

Saskia said...

Wow! Wow! This card is sooooo beautiful and unique! Lovely, lovely work... I can't stop looking at al the lovely details! :)

Saskia :)

Jacque said...

Norma, that is just darling!!! Love the tree and the story is just precious....Beautiful job...Hugs..Jacque

Myrna said...

Norma you are just amazing!!! The ideas you come up with are wonderful! I have to try this Christmas tree you've done. Beautifully done!!

Kellie Winnell said...

OH wow Norma this is amazing I just absolutely love it! You are so very talented that is for sure :)

Take Care xx

LINDA said...

Oh My Norma, your card is fantastic,Love your tree it is great.I learn so much from looking at your cards,Thank You
Linda W.

Tracey said...

This is incredible Norma! I love how you did the tree!! Gorgeous card!

Tanja said...

Wonderful, soo wonderful! I love your idea to make a tree this way! Great work!

Hugs Tanja

Barb Hardeman said...

Norma, you are the most incredible card maker I know. You never color inside the lines, you're always so creative with your ideas. What a gift! This card is absolutely stunning. How beautifully put together are these two images and the tree! Awesome work! hugs...Barb

Angelwood said...

Oh that is just stunning! Love the story about big and little sis (I have 2 girls too). Your tree is fabulous!!! hugs, Angela

Drea´s World said...

WOW what a great Card the Images and the Colors GREAT !
Bye from Germany Drea

PBrown9624 said...

Just stunning! Looks like it toook you quite awhile to make this. The result is beautiful!
Pam Brown

Nilla said...

Wow, this is just fabulous, thanks for sharing the tree idea, fantastic! Thanks for joining the Christmas challenge at SWF! Hugs Nilla

Annmaree (EmuUpAGumTree) said...

Thats so gorgeous, great idea with the branches, so cool!!!

Lauren said...

WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous!

Lauren

Deb said...

OMG Norma, this card absolutely rocks! I love the dimension on the tree. The whole layout is fabulous!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my goodness, girlfriend!!! This is soooo gorgeous!! LOVE those two stamps and the way you made the tree. Don't you just LOVE that MS branch punch? It makes the most amazing trees! Beautiful work, Norma! I love it!! hugs!

Cami said...

OMG Norma! I love this scene you created! And that 3D tree is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing how you made it...must try this! You are so imaginative and creative! Love your coloring and the DPs...love EVERYTHING about this window card! Hugs, Cami

Only by His Grace said...

My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw this masterpiece. I adore Christmas morning Tilda. It has to be my most favourite. I love the story and you have put it together so well.
The Christmas tree is beautiful and such a good idea.
Thank you for the link to the shadow box as well. I will give this a go.
So now that I have put my eyes back in....
Hugs Marion

Candy said...

Oh Norma! You keep shocking me to death with your ideas! Your work is always outstanding. This is another clean and glorious card!! Such a darling story, that so often happens when our children are little. It couldn't be more perfect in EVERY WAY!!! It is absolutely beautiful and I love the colours!!!!
Hugs, Candy

charlene aka scrappygma said...

OMG this is the most awesome card ! I love the tree thanks for the tip and the tildas are darling and the coloring just beautiful !
Hugs

Suzanne J Dean said...

Just stunning Norma! FAbulous images, beautiful scene & awesome Xmas tree--I adore it all!

hugz,
Suzanne

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful card Norma. This is such a great idea that you added the pictures tutorial. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Cabio

Mandy said...

simply stunning..love the story and the tree is a masterpiece..
mandy xx

Annchen said...

beautiful idea, thanks to share it with us

Debbie Pamment said...

WILL YOU STOP IT!!!! This is just tooooooo adorable - how can us mere mortals ever hope to achieve results like these - you are truly amazing Norma - I am in awe of your talent!
xXx

debby4000 said...

WOW this is gorgeous, the tree is wonderful and the colours are stunning.
luv
Debby

Nancy said...

Oh Norma this is gorgeous! You are so creative and talented! I love everything about your shadow box card! Thanks for sharing how you made your tree that is awesome! I also love the 2 Tilda's that you put together to create your story way too cute!!! Awesome job!
Hugs,
Nancy

Patricia Garcia said...

WOW love the way you made this card with two Tildas, and the tree is absolutely adorable!! Great colors too!

Hugs,
Patricia

Marilyn said...

What a fabulous card! I am amazed at how the tree is created - what a great way, and it looks absolutely natural. I may have to try that technique. You did an awesome job on the shadow box, and your coloring is first rate.

having a {me} day said...

This is soooooo BEAUTIFUL! Your Christmas tree is AWESOME!! Fantastic idea, well thought of. I love it! kxx

Jodie from Oz said...

Norma, Happy December to you and this card is just beautiful, I love both of these cuties and that tree is just super. Your colouring is just perfect and I love the non trad colours you used. I just made my first shadow box also and just love the dimension.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!!!!!! This is about as cute as it can get!!
Love, love this card! hugs, Christina C.

Annette said...

Absolutely stunning!

Kristy Young said...

OMG Norma, your talent should be illegal!! WOW.
Kristy x

Denise said...

OMGosh, this is one VERY BEAUTIFUL card!!! Love Tilda, thanks for sharing this awesome creation! Happy Holidays~

dolcreations said...

This is stunning Norma! You are the best card maker going! You always think outside of the box! where do I sign up for NORMAS CARD CLASSES!
I will fly out to you! Thank-you so much for sharing the details on how you did the tree! When I grow up I want to colour like NORMA!
LOL
Christine

heidy said...

Hi Norma,
Love your cards
They are so gorgeous
I sign in to be your follower
Hugs Heidy

Sue said...

Norma, you clever, creative girl you. That Christmas tree is wonderful....wish I had thought of that! But now that you have inspired us all, I'm sure you will be seeing it used again. Your card is wonderful. Love the soft colors of the card and those girls are colored up to perfection. JUST WONDERFUL!

Jackie Thomas said...

OMG Norma, this is truly amazing. What a fantastic idea for the christmas tree. will have to give it a go. xo Jackie

Pat (mspfd) said...

Amazing! Love your Christmas tree! Gorgeous work.

Patty said...

WOW!!! I just love love love this card! I like all the dimension you added to it. The tree is great!!! You are soooo creative!!!

Denise Boddey said...

love this card and the tree is fantastic I am inspired going to have to play now thank you for your lovely work
Denise

Merry said...

Amazing...the detail is terrific. I love the fact it has a story to go with the card and really love how you created that tree.

Jean said...

Abslutely adorable and love the living tree... takes a real artist to think of that.. love your story and your coloring is so beautiful.. keep up the great work and Happy New Year to you.. May your year be bountiful...

Peggie said...

Very pretty. Love the tree.

Julie said...

Wow. What a great use for the branch punch. Your card is beautiful. What a great scene you have created.

Thanks for joining the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop!

Julie

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