Thursday, March 25, 2010

A very merry merry Christmas - Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop

Hello and a happy Thursday!

Being the 25th of the month, it's time for another blog hop for the Christmas All Year Long Group of our Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group. This is our third blog hop. The aim of the group is to post a Christmas card on the 25th of each month. You can find the list of participants at the Group's blog site here. If you want to start at the beginning of the blog hop, click here to go to Julie's blog.

If you're following this blog hop, you would have come here from Monique's blog. And the next site to visit after me is Patricia's blog.

Here is my March Christmas card.

This is my first time making this type of card--it's called a side step card. I'm still struggling with the measurements and placements of the back panel as I had to make alterations. The template which can be found here is for a finished 4" x 4" card. Mine is a 6" x 6" card.

I'm making this a short posting as I am late with it. Sorry. I was late finishing the card. OMG, I didn't even put any embelishments--that's a rare sight!

Thank you so much for all your visits and your lovely comments. Enjoy your day!

To continue with this blog hop, the next stop is Patricia.

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Gifts and Unwrapped Tilda.

DP: Basic Grey eskimo kisses snow globe.

46 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Norma! You did an awesome job on this stairstep card and your background paper behind Tilda is stunning> This card doesn't even need embellishments - it absolutely stands alon!!! hugs...Barb

dolcreations said...

First off..Happy Birthday Norma!!!

Your stairstep card is truly stunning! This card does not need any embellishments..its perfect! I am going to have to try this out...thank-you so much for the link...and lots of inspiration too!

Jodie from Oz said...

Norma, stunning card, I love the adorable images, your colouring is wonderful and I agree with Barb, your card is perfect just how it is. Big hugs Jodie from Oz

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday Norma! Hope you are having a great day!
Your card is beautiful and your coloring is gorgeous! Love the style of your card and it is still gorgeous without all the embellishments!
Hugs,
Nancy

RubyM:) said...

I knew it was worth the wait lol!I came and no card lol!WOW i just like your coloring,Your card is gorgeous.I second on Barb it doesn't even need embellishments.STUNNING!!!!!!RubyM:)

Shelley said...

Just gorgeous Norma. Love the two images you have used and the colouring in fantastic. hugs Shelley

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my! This is fabulous Norma!!

Julie Case said...

I love this holly paper and how you've covered each of your little stair steps! Truly gorgeous! Your coloring is Always gorgeous! Such a beautiful piece of artwork!
Julie

Kathy said...

This is AMAZING! Your coloring is so beautiful. You don't even need embellishments on this one. Totally amazing, one of the best cards I've EVER seen.

Pam S. said...

love your Tilda's Norma! Beautiful coloring and design!
Pam Going Postal

Marcia said...

This is a great card and you were so ambitious! IT's beautiful!

Angelwood said...

Wow! This couldn't be more gorgeous! Amazing coloring as always! I love how you do the background around Tilda. I need to take another look to see if I can figure out how you did that. hugs, Angela

Fi said...

Absolutely love this card!! I've never made a side step card- this is super inspiring! Love the images and the 'oops' sentiment!

Fi
x

Pati said...

Dear Norma

Your side-step-card is brilliant! The design paper, all the texts and especially your colouring are AWESOME! Ohhh my, are you talented. It's always a pleasure to visit your blog!!
I didn't even noticed that there are no embellishments. It's perfect the way it is. Lucky this person who will receive this card! *lol*

BIG hugs and take care
Pati

Lindsy said...

Wow! This is such a stunning card...so stunning that no other embellishments are needed ;-)
Your coloring is fantastic and I love the colors you used on the card =)

coldwaters2 said...

This is totally stunning Norma I love how you have used the side step fold to show off these beautiful images of Tilda your colouring is perfect.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Robin said...

WOW...super stunning side step card!!! I love the paper you've used. And wow your Tildas are colored beautifully!!!

Monique said...

What a gorgious card Norma !!

Hugs Monique

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Norma, I knew you would have something adorable!! I love it looks awesome, love your colors too, I'm Hopping!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Lizzy said...

Gorgeous card Norma! Luv your Tilda's & fab colouring xx lizzy xx

Annmaree said...

I ADORE this great step card, so beautifully done, way to go hun!

Aussie Loz said...

OMG! This is stunning! I love the Tilda holding the gifts.. I want that stamp!! Gorgeous colours. xx

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a dear sweet card, Norma! It doesn't even need any embellishments........it's beautiful by itself. Very nicely done!
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

Debbie Pamment said...

No embellishments - who needs 'em??!?! WOW - do you EVER make anything NOT incredible! This is just stunning Norma!

AND - Happy Birthday!!!!!!
Hope you have the best day ever!!!
xXx

KarenB said...

This is lovely Norma, and the side step design looks amazing! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Julie said...

This is fabulous - great colouring and a super design!! I love the little "oops" sentiment too!! Great little touch, Juliexx

Tracy said...

Your creation is fabulous, love the shape of the card and your images too. Hope you've had a great birthday!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Only by His Grace said...

Hi Norma,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
Your card is amazing. Each time I see your cards I think they can't get any better and they do. It takes an expert to not cover a card with embellishments. I love, love, love the way you did your background shading. It is awesome and I must try and copy it. The colouring of the two Tilda's is outstanding and very professional.
I adore this card.
Hugs
Marion

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful coloring Norma. Love the background you did on Tilda's frame. It's almost like those background for a photographer studio. Very pretty!
Hugs,
Cabio

Tracey said...

Norma!! This is just incredible!! I love it!! Both of these Tildas are so adorable!!

Meg said...

What a great card! Gorgeous!

Lisamariemlt said...

Happy Birthday
love your card
your creations are always amazing

Leonie said...

Stunning side step card!! No embellishments ned Norma its gorgeous just the way it is
hugs
Leonie

Eulanda said...

Awww this is ADORABLE! I love your coloring and this side step card is fun isn't it?!

Julie said...

Norma - Wow! Your card is adorable. I love the stair step with these images. Your coloring is wonderful. Great card!

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

Julie

debby4000 said...

WOW gorgeous card Norma and love the style of card and fab Tildas.
luv
Debby

Myzdamena's World said...

What a fab card!

Hope you had a gorgeous birthday!

I expected my mum to come round and she was going to take me out to lunch but I wasn't up to it :( .. but she turned up with my dad and sister too! Even though we stayed in the house it was a great birthday all the same! 2 years to my 40th! GULP! lol

*hugs*

Gail xxx

Lauren said...

WOW Norma, this is a real stunner! I love the stairstep! And your sentiment is perfect! These two images work perfectly together! Great job!

Lauren

Nikki said...

Beautiful Card gonna have to try one of these thanks for the link :)
hugs Nikki

Gina L said...

This is AMAZING. I absolutely love it. I have the hardest time with cards like this and you blew it out of the park. I think I am jealous...Gina L

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Norma you card is just to cute ! Love the colors and the images you picked out !

Peggie said...

What a beautiful card. Love the dp and the background behind the Tildas. The girls are so cute with their presents.

Glenda said...

Norma your card doesn't need embellies, its awesome just the way it is. TFS

Dunja said...

The map succeeded greatly norma and totally. She pleases me very well and the processing is fantastic. Mad Coloration and conversion. My radix complement.

Embrace Dunja

Diana Crick said...

Gracious we have another "CardARTist" in our midst. Your card is fascinating and I agree with others I don't think you need embellishments it is interesting alone because of the different levels. Fabulous card!!
hugs, Diana

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

this is gorgeous! never seen a side step card before - so cool! :)

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