Sunday, April 25, 2010

Christmas Wreath Tilda

Happy Sunday!

It's the 25th of the month...which means it's time for another Christmas card. This is the aim of the Christmas All Year Long Group of our Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group, to create a card for the 25th of each month, so that by the time Christmas comes along you will have at least 12 Christmas cards to send out (or more realistically 11 cards...LOL).

We're also doing this as a blog hop. A list of the group's participants can be found at the Group's blog here. The start of the hop is with Julie, who created this group and also organizes it. Thanks for all you do, Julie. My name is listed about two thirds down the list. If you're following the blog hop faithfully, you would have come here to my blog from Monique's blog. And the next hop-over after me is to Patricia's blog.

Here is my April Christmas card.


I've made this another easel card, but this time a round one. I have to thank the super talented Debbie for her tutorial on the round easel card and the many many inspirations she has given me.

I had so much trouble decorating the wreath. I wanted to wrap a ribbon around it. I tried different sizes and colours of ribbons. Each time I took them off because it didn't create a nice background for Tilda--too busy, even with the slimmest ribbon. It took the focus off Tilda. So I ended up not having it at all and just added some blings. Hope I haven't gone crazy and added too much.

I'm entering the following challenges with this card:
Just Magnolia Week 52 - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything goes for Christmas
Stamp Shoppe - April Challenge - A shaped card
All That Scraps - Sewing on your project
Crafty Catz Challenge #29 - Stitching
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #76 - Easel card with theme repeat something

To continue this blog hop, your next visit is at Patricia's blog.

Thank you so much for your visit. I do so enjoy reading comments, so if you can spare a moment to leave me a note, I'd appreciate it very much. Enjoy your weekend!


Stamps: Magnolia Wrapped Tilda from the 2009 So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe Collection, Inkadinkado Wreath.
DP's: from DCWV Holiday Stack Pad, from Provo Craft Scrap Pads River Rock.
Tools: Martha Stewart twig punch, Emagination candle punch.
Misc.: me&my BIG ideas rhinetones, Queen & Co. pearls shamrock green.






57 comments:

Lizzy xx said...

WOWZERS! what a stunning card, so much detail on it... I luv it! xx Lizzy xx

Tracy said...

Hi Norma,
This is sensational and I love the shape and details. I popped on over to Debbie's blog and thought it was fab and followed her, thanks.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Shelley said...

Norma, this is gorgeous. A lovely image and wonderful colouring. hugs Shelley

http://shelley-artfulachievements.blogspot.com/

Pati said...

Dear Norma

There is no need to ask whether you are talented or not, because you show it with each of your cards, which are masterpieces. Your round easel-card is awesome and your colouring great as always. Love your new blog background. :-)

BIG hugs and take care!
Pati

Myrna said...

Norma your card is totally AWESOME! Love your mantel on the bottom half of the card. GREAT job!

Deb said...

This is AMAZING! The wreath is PERFECT, and with the circle easel card--WOW! Fabulous job!

Debbie x said...

Completely gorgeous card!

Danielle said...

Oh Norma, what a beautiful circle easel card! This is so well done and I just love Tilda and that wreath! Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland1
Hugs, Danielle

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Mich said...

Wow, what a stunning card !!! Gorgeous !!!

coquine1635 said...

wow everything is gorgeous on your card. The bling on the wreath add just the little touch you need. Your guirland on the chimney are beautiful with the candels make it warmfull. I will keep as inspiration. Very nice job. Congrats.
Suzie

Monique said...

This is gorgious !! I love it.

Hugs Monique

Peggie said...

What a great easel card. I don't think I would have ever thought of doing a circle one. Tilda is colored beautifully. Love all the greenery.

dolcreations said...

Norma....I forgot to mention, I just love the new blog look!

dolcreations said...

I have been sooo busy this week and finally was able to get to blogging again...I am so happy that I saw your gorgeous card! Norma...you are one talented person! You have the most unique ideas....and the most creative ways of making it all come together. I so love the mantel piece and the gorgeous wreath! Thank-you for making me want to get back to some card making!!!LOL

Barb Hardeman said...

Stunning card Norma! I love all the dimension you created. Every little detail is just fabulous, even to picking up the purple color in the dp and using it on her socks! You are such an awesome artist...hugs...Barb

RubyM:) said...

WOW Norma you have created a master piece.Love every detail of your card. I need to try the circle easel card soon.TFS!RubyM:)

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous Norma, love it!!

Marcia said...

Wonderful - love the round easel!

Lauren said...

OMG - this is stunning! I love the combination of images! I especially love the candles and garland inside the card! Great job!

Lauren

Aussie Loz said...

I love this! The wreath is perfect, just the right amount of bling!! XX

Bec said...

WOW Norma, Your work is always just so stunning.. I LOVE IT !!!!! Bec xx

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Norma - ok it needs another one - WOW Norma!!!! You've done a FABULOUS job - even though you did make me blush - LOL. Your wreath has just the right of decoration to let Tilda still shine! And your little scene on the base - here's another one - WOW!!!
xXx

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Norma what an adorable card ! I love the round easel...awesome coloring.
Hugs

Pam S. said...

Gorgeous Norma! Awesome coloring...love how you shaded her dress! That just stood out to me! I love red anyway... The easel in the round is really cool too, inspired to try this! Thanks so much for sharing!
Pam Going Postal

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Norma
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful card Norma. The garland inside is totally gorgeous :o)
Hugs?
Cabio

Cami said...

What a beautiful round easel Christmas card, Norma! That wreath is beautiful the way your colored it, and perfect for Tilda to sit on. What size is your circle? My largest Nesties circle die is so much smaller and couldn't fit an image! I love this shape and would love to try this. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Cami

Cami said...

Hi Norma! Duh! Senior moment! I figured it out and will use a circle cutter to make the size I need. I just visited Debra's site! Love your card! Hugs, Cami

Tracey said...

I've never seen a round easel before. This is gorgeous Norma!!

Nancy said...

Hi Norma I love what you have done with your easel card. The wreath looks beautiful and it is the perfect back drop for Tilda! Everything is just perfect!
Hugs,
Nancy

Lisette Morris said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love the garland! Tilda's coloring is awesome!

Samara said...

Beautiful card!

Nancy said...

oh my holy mackerole Norma...This is one STUNNING card!!!! I love every inch/pixel about it!!!!! AWESOM!!!!!

Hugs
Nancy T.

Lori said...

Just beautiful!

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

Beautiful Card!!!

Christina C. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Norma.
You are so creative...love the wreath and the mantel and I'm going to have to try the round version.

Kathy said...

Beuatiful card Norma!!! I should do some Christmas cards through the year as well!! Love your papers and your mantle the bottom is brilliant!!
:)kathy

downrightcrafty said...

Wow this is so inspirational all the detail and that wreath is fantastic. Thank you for entering the Winter Wonderland Challenge for our relaunch week and hope to see you back for my fun next week.
Hugs Kate xx

Suzanne J Dean said...

Love, Love, Love this Norma! Beautiful, awesome job--makes me want to break out my Xmas stamps and make one. Very clever and fabulous!

hugz,
Suzanne

paola said...

Absoluteoy stunning, i would love to try this round easel,your card is so beautiful
smiles
Paola

carol said...

Oooooh WOW fantastic card, thankyou for joining in with Crafty Catz this week, x carol

Jean said...

beautiful, simply beautiful.. a card to be so proud of.. the coloring is so perfect, the layout is devine and the cards actually look like two plates put together. I really think this is such a unique card...
Hugs, Jean

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Norma this is stunning what a wonderful easel card and Tilda looks fantastic I love this so much

Hugs
Lorraine x

Mina said...

wow Norma this is just stunning, beautifully made and the colouring is gorgeous...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Sharon Caudle said...

Norma, this card is gorgeous! No, you didn't add to much. In fact, I think it's absolutely perfect!! Beautiful work!!
hugs!
Sharon

Lori said...

BEAUTIFUL, Norma! Nice details and coloring : ) Thank YOU for the inspiration!!!
Love and hugs ~
Lori

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wow! Fabulous easel card. Love the circle shape, the colors... the cute Magnolia image... very creative! :o)

Eulanda said...

Awww Norma this is so sweet!! Love the bling and your coloring is perfect!

Only By His Grace Papercrafting said...

Such a gorgeous card Norma.
It is so perfect and just he right embellishments. I love everything. thanks also for the link to the tutorial. I will ahve a go at making one.
Hugs marion

Clarky J said...

Gorgeous card that easel is fab! thanks for joining in at WW. You qualify for my blog candy so do stop by and take a look x Janet

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, there is a lot of work gone into this fab card. Love the round easel. Please hop over to enter my Winter Wonderland candy. Thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you back next week. Marianne x

Jennifer said...

Norma I love your card. It is just so lovely.

Heidi said...

Beautiful card, and so original, I love it!

Lynsey said...

Wonderful Xmas card, that image is so sweet! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Winter Wonderland this week.
Hugs Lynsey x

Candy said...

Oh my goodness, Norma!
You have knocked my socks off with your Christmas card!! A round easel!! NO you have not taken the focus off Tilda - she is so wonderful and your eyes glom onto her the minute you see the card!!
I can get over your decorating on this card - it is Superb!!!! Everything has been thought out perfectly and done to perfection.
One of the best cards I have seen!
Hugs, Candy

Renkata said...

Hi Norma,
very beautiful card.
I just saw your tutorial about punches border, just amaizing.

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