Thursday, February 25, 2010

Enjoy Winter!

Hello! Happy Thursday!

It's the 25th of February which means it's time for a Christmas card to be posted for the Christmas All Year Long Group of our Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group (you can find a list of participants there). The start of this blog hop is at Julie's blog. This is our 2nd blog hop. My Christmas card is a tri-shutter card.

In celebration of the 2010 Winter Olympics which our city is hosting, I was trying to make this card a bit sportive. However, these are the only images that I have that have anything to do with winter sports...hee hee...nothing Olympian about this type of sledding, but they will have to do.

Laying the card flat on a table, the card looks like this:

I didn't use any designer paper for this card. Instead I've stamped my own with flourishes and snowflakes.
I've used lots and lots of glitter on this card. The snow-covered trees that are the background for the Tilda and Edwin images are made as per my tutorial here. They are covered in glitter. The same goes for are all the white fur trims on Tilda's cap and top/jacket, the heart on Tilda's pants and her hair bow.

I am using this card as my entry into the following challenges:
Hand Full of Stamps Challenge #17 - Sending you Wishes
2RedBananas - Banana Split Sunday Challenge - Behind the Scenes
Night Shift Stamping Challenge 6 - Winter Ade!
If you're following this blog hop, you would have come here from Monique's blog.
The next blog to go to belongs to Peggie.
Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the rest of the hop and have a wonderful day!


Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Sled from the 2007 Winter collection and Edwin on Sled from the 2009 So Jolly collection, Inkadinkadoo rubber stamp set Snowflake Trails, Magenta Let It Snow, Inkadinkadoo clear stamp set Season of Swirls.
Tools: Martha Stewart snowflake punch, EK Success snowflake punch, Marvy Uchida scallop oval and circle punches.

53 comments:

Drea´s World said...

WOW Norma what a great Card!I love the Color the Paper and the Images sooo beautiful great Job!
Hugs from Germany Drea

Jodie from Oz said...

Norma, Wow, I am so glad I stopped by, your Christmas card is breathtakingly beautiful. I love the scene with your special stamped glittery trees in the background. Tilda & Edwin are adorable and so wonderfully coloured. I still haven't made a tri-shutter or Joy Fold card. I am always so inspired when I visit your amazing blog. I need to take more time, grab a coffee. Hope all is well. Have a wonderful day. hugs Jodie from Oz

Marlene said...

This is BEAUTIFUL. I so want to try that kind of fold....but I'm chicken. Bawk, bawk, bawk. Ok, maybe I'll try it anyway. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Esther said...

I love your card it's a beauty.

x Esther

Judi said...

Oh, WOW! You've excelled yourself with this card Norma, it's FANTASTIC. I keep meaning to try doing one in this style, but find it quite daunting. You should be very proud of yourself.

Hugs

Judi in the UK.

Barb Hardeman said...

Norma this is just breathtaking! You are the Queen of Tri Shutter Cards! How very gorgeous this is with your fabulous hand made trees and your beautifully colored Tilda and Edwin. Awesome, awesome job...hugs...Barb

dolcreations said...

When I saw this card, right away I thought of you and the fact that Vancouver is hosting the Olympics! It so suites the theme! What a wonderful tri-shutter card...Different angles..wow! I love those trees in the background! Tilda and Edwin are coloured beautifully!

Deb said...

Absolutely AWESOME! Not sure if I like the images or the paper or what better--but I am IN LOVE with that tri-fold!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cindy said...

This card rocks - it's perfect, I love it. Cindy2

Pam S. said...

YOU WIN Norma!!!! This is totally over the top creative! LOVE everything about it! Awesome creating again and there are your oh so gorgeous trees too! Wonderful! BEAUTIFUL!
tfs!
Pam Going Postal

Lauren said...

WOW WOW WOW! Norma, I love this card! I absolutely love tri-shutter cards, but I have never seen one with this shape! I love that the lines are diagonal and not straight in the center! Great job! I love your snow covered trees too!

Lauren

Tracy Boyle said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I sure would love to know the template for that card Norma! Fabulous job! I hope one day I'm 1/10th as good as you! Beautiful!

Kathy said...

Wow Norma! This is stunning! The detail is unbelievable, your coloring is fab and the background paper you created is simply amazing. One of the loveliest cards I've EVER seen!

Monique said...

Oh wow. This is so sooooooo cute !!!

Hugs Monique

Cami said...

Wow Norma, I just love this tri-shutter Xmas card with Tilda and Edwin and in those tones of blues! Can almost "feel" them having fun sledding! Your card is just so beautiful! Hugs, Cami

Nicolchen said...

WOW your card is amazing ... your coloration is so wonderful....the colors and the design are fantastic :0)))

Hugs
Nicole

Robin said...

Holy smokes...wonderful card. I really like how you did the Tri-fold for the card. The scenery is beautiful. Great card!

Merry said...

OMG!!! this is just a stunning card. Love the design of the card and all your paper creations. So clever.

Di said...

Just Awesome !!
Hugs Di xx

JoanOttevanger said...

This is awesome so beautiful love how you made the trishutter card.

Tracey Feeger said...

All I can say is OMG. this is gorgeous. Absolutely wonderful. Love the card and the images and the DP. Perfect in every way. You rock girl.
mwah
Trace

Julie Case said...

What a stunning card!! I'm going to go check out the tutorial you have for your gorgeous snow covered trees. Absolutely gorgeous with fantastic coloring of your little Tilda and Edwin. Just perfect!!
Julie

LINDA said...

I haven't tried to make a tri shutter card yet,I love yours.
Linda W.

Tracey said...

This is incredible Norma! A truly stunning card!!

Only by His Grace said...

Oh Norma! I adore this card. I just have to try and make one. I love your snow covered trees.
Tilda and Edwin look like winners to me.
Hugs Marion

Myrna said...

Norma, I love your card everything about it. Awesome coloring on your two images.

Julie said...

Norma - I love everything about it. Coloring is fabulous. I love how they are laid out with the background of trees. Just adorable!

Thanks for joining us in the Christmas Blog Hop!

Julie

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Norma I am just in awe of this card just breath-taking ! Great job on everything coloring paper, layout I love it !
Hugs

Leonie said...

O M G!!!! i love love love your card! makes me want to go try one now. Love how you have done the paper too..o my gosh its all just awesome
Hugs
Leonie

Lori said...

Yes..I agree - you win! All I can say is AWESOME! :)

Peggie said...

Oh my gosh what a great card. Wonderful job with the backgrounds. Just a neat card all the way around.

Candy said...

Norma, Your cards are always so inspiring! Love the background paper you have made - it's beautiful! Tilda and Edwin are just darling and look ready for the games to me :o)
Hugs, Candy

Marcia said...

An absolutely Marvelous card! I think I may have to try one of these- it's so great!

Rosella said...

Norma, what a beautiful card! Love your tri-shutter card. Has a bit of a different cut then the ones that I have seen so far. Very nice.
So, have you been enjoying that Olympics as much as I have? I think Vancouver has been fantastic at hosting them this year!! Go Canada Go!!! Now we have to wait for the hockey finals yet!!! LOL!! (Kinda got out of the topic!!)

Mel said...

Hello Norma, another fabulous card, love it ~ Mel x

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a cute, cute, cute card, Norma!!!!
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

Mae said...

You did a beautiful job. I love it!!!

Silke said...

Wow..... a great Card!! Thank you for the participation with NSS.

Silke

cabio's craft corner said...

Stunning tri-shutter card Norma. You always have so much (unlimited) creative ideas. Unlike the regular tri-shutter card, this shape is rare but fun and wonderfully done. Your coloring is again 1st class!!
Hugs,
Cabio

shortyrose said...

Hi Norma,

your card is so wonderful! I like the colors, the paper and the images, so I think everything. :O)

Thanks for joining our challenge at NSS! I hope you we see you and your work the next challenge, too.

Hugs
Heike

Debbie Pamment said...

Can I EVER pop in here for a visit and not go WOW!!! I don't think so! What a stunner Norma - you've done a sensational job - love the shape of this card too - wowowowowowowow!
xXx

Jackie Thomas said...

What a truly fabulous card Norma. total perfection. xo Jackie

Barbara said...

Hey Norma,
your card ist realy brilliant.
I´m realy stunning. You´ve made a great work.
Thanks for joining us at NSS.
Hugs Babsi

Ferocia said...

WOW, amazing!!! It's a perfect card, love it!!
and thx for playing with us at NSS :)

Fabiola said...

superbe carte bravo elle est magnifique

Aletha J. Williams said...

This is gorgeous! And it is perfection. You are the Queen of Tri-Shutter cards! Beautiful!

Jessi said...

wow, this is just perfect!! I love this card - wonderful!!!
Thanks for joining our Challenge!

Jessi

rumpelwibschstilzchen said...

omg!!! How awesome, I really love it!
Thanks for taking part at Nightshiftstamping,
I hope, you will join us again!

Mamalade said...

Oh wow, your card is perfect.
I hope, see you again at NSS.

Franzi

Helen said...

Just wonderful!!

Trish Hughes said...

Very stunning!!! You did a wonderful job on this card!!! Thanks so much for sharing and playing along with HFOS.
Trish

Rita Rooney said...

I have only 1 word for your cards..
stunning..x

Grace Baxter said...

Norma, I love the angles on this tri-shutter card. Can you please share a template or dimensions for this one? It's SO cute!

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