Thursday, January 07, 2010

Black Pearl Tilda - Cute Card Thursday Challenge #94

Happy Thursday everyone!

Woo hoo!! I've been given the privilege of being a Guest DT at the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog for this week and the next. Thank you Caz for the opportunity.

The challenge for their Week 94 is: All New - they want to see your cards/projects that feature something new. It can be new stash, new year, new baby, new school term...really it is up to you...as long as there is something NEW! And this is my card.

I have actually used three new products for this card. The Magnolia image of Dinner Tilda I have actually bought from Magnolia-licious a while back, but this is the first chance I have of using it on a card, so it's newly used..LOL.

A couple of new tools I have acquired over the holiday season. One of them is the Martha Stewart border punch featuring flowers. I made the paper lace with it and you can probably figure out how I did it. Here's how anyway: cut a 1" in strip of paper and punch on both sides of the strip as shown below.

***Edited: I've now done a sort-of tutorial on Paper Laces. If you're interested, click here: Paper Lace Toturial. ***
The other new tool I got is a Spellbinders Nestabilities.
I have used one of my favorite colour schemes for this card, which is to take black & white and then add one other colour.
I gave Tilda a bit of style by having her wearing her black pearl necklace and bracelet... hee hee.

I am not really sure what I am going to use this card for, so I have left it blank with no sentiment. I can easily add a sentiment to suit the occasion at a later date.

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your day!

Stamp: Magnolia Dinner Tilda from the Yummy for Your Tummy collection .
DP's: Chatterbox Studio Poppies, DCWV 12x12 BLK & WHT Splats, don't know what the purple paper is called--no writing on the back.
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch Flower, Spellbinder Nestabilities Labels 2 die-cut with Big Shot, EK Success retro flower punch, McGill Flowers-Petite Petals punch, McGill twig punch.
Misc. Vintage Attic Treasures, Mark Richards and Reflections Autumn pearls.




50 comments:

Kat said...

This is beautiful. I love the colours you used and this is such a pretty Tilda. Love her pearls!

Kat x

Carola said...

Unbelievably gorgeous and beautiful card!

Hugs,
Carola

Kylie said...

Congrats on getting on the DT as a guest. Well done. Hope you have fun.
Your card is gorgeous and the little pearls on Tilda are just darling. Cute details.

Kylie xo

Drea´s World said...

Hey your Card is soo beautiful great Color and Great Styling!!!
Hugs from Germnany Drea

Pati said...

Wooooow Norma, your card is stunning! The colours, the embellishments and the image are so cute. Thank you for the picture on how to make this flower-border. It looks fantastic! Congratulations that you became a Guest DT at the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog.

BIG hugs
Pati

smallcity said...

Wow, your card is beautiful!!! Can't wait to try the border strip.

smallcity

Bec said...

i love this colour combo.. and the layout is superb.. bec xx

doris said...

This is sooo beautiful!!

xox doris

heidy said...

Hi Norma,Tilda looks lovely with her black pearls, your card is gorgeous.
Hugs Heidy

Myrna said...

Norma you are just to creative. Your punch idea is AWESOME!!! I can't wait to try it. Beautiful card and coloring.

April Rose said...

This is so elegant--I love your exquisite coloring and this gorgeous color scheme! Your punched flowers are lovely.
Hugs,
April

Kelly Schelske said...

It's so beautiful, love the purple and black and LOVE her string of pearls!

Stampin Mindy said...

This is so beautiful! I LOVE that punch technique thank you for sharing!

dolcreations said...

Congratulations on your DT position! They are going to LOVE having you! The inspiration you will provide...Wow!
Leave it to you to get so creative with the punches. I love that idea!
Love the colours Norma!
Have a fantastic day,
Christine

Tracey Feeger said...

Norma this is simply stunning as always. Love the colours and that image is just devine.
mwah
Trace

Danielle said...

Wow Norma, this is quite breathtaking! The colours are so striking and the purple just makes everything pop! Love your new stash, especially the MS punch! Congrats on your GD spot for CCT!
Hugs, Danielle

alina said...

very beautiful card!
hugs, Alina

Belas Creating Place said...

This card is absolutley stunning. I love Tilda's sense of style too.


Your blog is wonderful.

Debbie Pamment said...

LOVE how you've used the border punch - sensational!!! The rest if the card is pretty darn amazing too - you NEVER fail to inspire Norma!!!
xXx

marsha said...

How pretty! Love all the purple shades. Congrats on being a guest DT.

Hugs,
Marsha

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Scrapbooking Challenges & Competitions search engine today (look for timestamp: 07 Jan [LA 03:00pm, NY 06:00pm, UK 11:00pm] - 08 Jan [OZ 10:00am]).

Lauren said...

Adorable! Love Tilda's black pearls!

Lauren

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Norma, you are so talented using the MS punch. What a great tip and idea! Love all the details you did on the cards and of course your flowers are beautiful.

Hugs,
Cabio

Received your gorgeous card a couple days ago. Thanks so much and I prepared a little package to send you too :o)
Will do that after work tomorrow and hope you don't mind the delay!

Eulanda said...

Wow Norma what a beautiful card!! And you are so freakin' crafty!! To use your MS punch like that?!! I love when I have never thought of something, see and and smack myself in the forehead and say "OMG OF COURSE!!" Love it!

Annmaree said...

Gorgeous card, just delightful!

dj1952 said...

Wow, I love your card. The colors are fantastic. I see why you're a guest designer. I will definitely use your idea for the lace made with ms punch. I even have that one and don't have to go out and buy it! Ha.

I'm entering my card of a frog if you care to look.

Debra dj1952
http://www.designsbydj.blogspot.com

glowinshadow23 said...

This is beautiful! Love your punch idea. The layout is really nice for your card and I really like how you matched the DPs.

debby4000 said...

Oh Tilda is fabulous and love what you've done using the punch, gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

CelticWoman said...

great job, I am sure they are so glad they asked you to be guest designer. Sandi

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors you chose and the layout is fantastic. I love the edge punch too!
Hugs, Christine :)

Joynana said...

What a gorgeous card, love the colors and the image.

Patricia Garcia said...

Awesome card, love the dark colors!

Hugs,
Patricia

Peggie said...

What a lovely card. The colors are great and love what you did with the border punch.

Nancy said...

Norma your card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing how you made your paper lace! I would have never thought to do that. Love it! Your coloring and details are gorgeous as they always are!
Hugs,
Nancy

Sharon Caudle said...

YAY!!! Congrats on your GDT, Norma! Very well deserved, too!! LOVE this card! The papers, the colors, both soooooo yummy!!! Love how you made the paper lace strip and the black pearls are a perfect touch! Fabulous card! hugs!

Angelwood said...

Norma, this card is stunning! What a beautiful color scheme - will have to try that combo. Need to get that punch too! Awesome job!

Julie said...

Very nice. I love those colors.

janet said...

i really really really REALLY love your card.

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Stunning - I love the pearls and the purple with the black and white - gives an almost vintage feel. Great job!

Patti.Jo said...

Fantastic Norma!!! Great combination of papers and love the flower border. Tilda as always is colored beautifully. So elegant with her black pearls! Well done!

Barb Hardeman said...

Absolutely stunning, Norma. Beautiful finishing touches, beautiful coloring - just gorgeous!
Hugs,
Barb

Christina C. said...

Congratulations and so well deserved!!! Your work is outstanding.
Hugs, Christina

Sue said...

Norma, what fun to be the guest design team member! Your card is so nice. Love Tilda in purple, your coloring is awesome as it always is.....and I love the black and white too. Great paper lace too. Just a great card, I love it!

Candy said...

WOW Norma! Your card is just amazing!!! Love how you cut with the border punch making the lace!! I must get some of these new punches sometime soon!!
Big congratulations on the design spot!! You deserve it big time!!
This is a fab card!!! Love it!
Big hugs, Candy

LINDA said...

Love your card.
Linda W.

Brandi said...

This is beautiful ~ Fabulous color choices. :)

Only by His Grace said...

What a treasure this card is. I love the colour scheme. It looks rich and royal.
Super papers and the flowers look terrific.
Colouring is up to your high standard. Love it.
hugs Marion

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Scrapbooking Challenges & Competitions search engine today (look for timestamp: 09 Jan [LA 03:41am, NY 06:41am, UK 11:41am, OZ 10:41pm] ).

Annette said...

Beautiful card, such lovely colouring, love your paper lace and gorgeous flowers too, take careX:)

Nicole Bailey said...

Norma-you color in beautifully!

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