Sunday, December 20, 2009

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Hello and a happy Sunday to you all! Do I have to mention that it's the last one before.....you know.....I guess not, LOL.

I have a good friend who I used to work with, but she has retired quite a while back and moved to the Island (that's Vancouver Island, not Hawaii, hee hee...). She has since adopted a dog as a pet. So I made this card for Shirley and Muffin--Shirley is the friend (duh!).

I created this card for Magnolia Down Under Challenge #29, our last challenge of the year. And this fortnight challenge is…Stamp with Another Use?!

This is a chance for you to be really creative and think outside the box--to take a Magnolia image/stamp and use it for something than what it was designed for. For example, our very talented DT member, Debbie, has taken an Easter Tilda image and she has made a baby card with it. And here I have taken the image of Tilda with Puppy (not sure which collection she is from) and used it to make a Christmas card. I've used the traditional Christmas colours and added a Santa's hat to Tilda's head. But please check out the creative geniuses of the other DT members at MDUC.

And this weeks sponsor is Magnolia Down Under *STORE* and the prize this fortnight is….

There are 3 prizes AND we will have this challenge up till January the 17th when we will be returning from a break… SO it’s giving you almost a full month to get your entries in to be in the running…..

1st Prize ONE of these….
2nd Prize $10 voucher…
3rd Prize ….. Lazy Summer Collection 12 sheets of 5.5″x5.5″

Aren't these prizes fab? Too bad, I can't enter this challenge myself....big sigh...
But hey, I can enter a couple of other challenges with this card instead:
At Simon Says Challenge, this week their theme is Merry Christmas.
At Stamp Something, they are having their Holiday Somethings challenge.

I've decorated the inside of my card with the Tilda image that I borrowed the hat from.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I hope you can find the time to relax a bit--if not before Christmas, then after.... A Happy Christmas to you and yours, and please, have a safe holiday season.

Stamps: Sentiment is from Plaid #47237 4-Christmas-sentiment rubber stamp wood block.
DP's: all from the DCWV Holiday Stack Collection.
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch, Marvy Uchida scallop circle punches, Coluzzle circle templateMcGill twig punch, EK Success leave punch, circle hand punches.

35 comments:

Annmaree (EmuUpAGumTree) said...

Thats so gorgeous I am loving all the layers!!!

Merry said...

Oh so very clever.....love the whole layout.

Sue said...

Norma, you creative girl you. What a great idea. Of course everyone would love to get a puppy at Christmas so this is perfect. Love her little Christmas outfit and her hat. Papers are wonderful and your friend and muffin are going to love your card!

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh I love this so much Norma. I especially like the black borders. total perfection. Merry Christmas to you and your family. xo Jackie

Angelwood said...

This is gorgeous! Love how you repurposed Tilda with puppy into a Christmas card. Beautiful papers and I love how you decorated the interior of your card too. Beautiful job! hugs, Angela

Debbie Pamment said...

FABULOUS choice of image for Christmas - and the touch of black is just gorgeous too! Another element not usually associated with Christmas but you make it look soo fabulously festive. I just love how your mind works. Thanx for the kind reference too - it's an honour coming from my guru - LOL.
xXx

Pam S. said...

Hi Norma! what a perfect card for your friend! Delightful, perfect in every-way! Love your coloring and all the attention to detail! Makes me smile!
Pam Going Postal

Kylie said...

This is just gorgeous. I love how you've decorated the inside as well. I'm sure your friend will love it.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Kylie xo

heidy said...

Hi Norma,Georgeous, your friend wil love this.
Hugs Heidy

Mich said...

What a cute card this is, I love the colours and small details !!

Drea´s World said...

Oh so nice great Picture and beautiful Colors!!!

Bye bye from Germany and a very Merry Christmas to you your Drea

dolcreations said...

What a beautiful card for your friend. She will treasure this beautiful piece of work. You are so talented! You have such an eye for detail! I admire all your talent! Keep inspiring us in 2010!
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Christine

Tracey said...

Wow! This is a stunner!! What a gorgeous card!!

Merry Christmas!!

Monique said...

It's beautifull. Lovely paper you used.

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh, Norma! This is soooo awesome!!! Love how she looks all dressed up for the holidays and with her Santa hat on! Beautiful card!! I love it!! hugs!

Mel said...

A really sweet card. I hope you have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year ~ Mel x

Patti.Jo said...

Very creative Norma! Love your coloring of course and your leaf and berry arrangement! Whole card is fabulous!!!

Denise said...

Norma,
This is so Beautiful! Love all the layering & the sweet Tilda is colored so perfect. Happy Holidays to you & your Family.
Hugs & Aloha,
Denise

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

wow...this is beautiful norma! I love the layout. TfS!

Jodie from Oz said...

What a beautiful card for your friend. I am sure she will treasure it. I love everything about this beautiful card inside & out, you are so creative and talented. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a wonderful Christmas! Hugs Jodie from Oz

Cami said...

Norma, this is a very cute card and I know your friend Shirley will be tickled pink with it! So cute and I love Santa's hat on Tilda! You are always finding great ways to improvise and mix your stamps...so clever! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Norma, and all the BEST in 2010!
Hugs, Cami

Candy said...

Norma, what a gorgeous card! Shirley is going to treasure it for sure. Your layers and decorations are beautiful and your colouring is a wonderful as ever. You always make such 'clean' cards and I adore them. You are getting so good at them all by mixing and matching your stamps and the insides of your cards are always tiny masterpieces.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy and healthy new year - with lots more time to make your creations - Hugs, Candy

Kimba-Slydog said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. I think it's brilliant how you have used the stamp in that different way.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Nicole

Only by His Grace said...

How clever of you Norma. Such a gorgeous card.
Your friend is going to treasure this one.
Have a wonderful Christmas Norma and a very happy New Year.
Hugs Marion

Kristy Young said...

Norma this is gorgeous! I have this stamp and you have made me want to use her again.
Gorgeous gorgeous. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Kristy x

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card as many of the others. She looks great in red and green. Have to love that little puppy. Your friend will love it.
bevb

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Norma :-) What a gorgeous image and the Santa hat is a fabulous idea :-) Everything is perfect as always ;-)

Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x x

daantje said...

i love your cards. they are so beautifull.
greetings
Daantje

cabio's craft corner said...

That's such an adorable card. I am sure your friend would it not only because it's a wonderful card, but also because of your thoughtfulness my friend :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Loraine ou Tilard said...

Aha, that's the trick?? Hat flying from one place to the other! Are not you ashamed Norma? Joke aside, it's a brilliant idea! Everything you do is brilliant! Hugs and Merry Christmas, Loraine

Nancy said...

Oh Norma this is just the cutest card I love it! I would just like to tell you thank you for sharing your work! Your cards and projects are always awesome and I really enjoy looking at your blog!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Hugs,
Nancy

Christina C. said...

Fabulous card. Your work is sooo inspiring.
Wishing you the best holidays ever.

Dwita said...

Dear Norma
It's Dwita. Terimakasih kembali for your comment on my blog for this week MDUC challenge. I love Tilda so much. The images used in my blogs were the ones given from my blog friend in UK, as I only have 1 Tilda stamp (Tilda Summer). Thanks for the chance to win.
You X'mas card is really adorable. Have a fabulous Christmas to you and yours, Norma.
Hugs,
Dwita

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is just darling Norma! Love the cute image and perfect coloring. Fab details! Thanks for playing along at Stamp Something. Have a Happy New Year! :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my goodness!! This is just as precious as can be!! I love your pretty coloring!! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something!! I hope to see you in the New Year!! HUGS

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