Sunday, May 30, 2010

Creative Inspiration Challenge 35

Happy happy weekend!

The weather had been springlike...well, what do you expect, it's spring here!...LOL. We've had a mixture of rain and sun. My seeds are happy--I've got beet, radish and squash seeds sprouting!!!

I was given the opportunity to be a Guest DT...woo hoo...for a couple of weeks at the Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog, for the current challenge and the next one. The theme for this challenge is stitching, real or faux--and I did both! Here is my guest DT card.

This adorable image is Magnolia's Tilda with the Spring Bundle. For a more 3-D look, I've cut her out and then mounted her on some foam tape/dimensionals. I had to cut her spring flowers as a bundle, because there is no way was I going to even attempt cutting the stems individually...LOL. The butterflies are a late addition..ahem..the picture of the card at CIC actually doesn't have them.

I love this colour combo of blue and brown, one of my favorites. I am using this card as my entry to the Fun with Shapes and More Challenge # 55 - My favorite colours.

Another challenge: Passion for Promarkers - Week 53 - Anything Goes. And it's also their anniversary week. Congrats ladies!

And another challenge: Stamping for the Weekend - Challenge 39 - Post Pals, card/project to make someone smile or cheer them up!

And since I have butterflies on my card, this goes into the Flutter By Wednesday's Challenge 111 - anything goes, the challenge is open.
I've decorated the inside of my card in my usual way--that is if it's not an easel card...or a side-step card...or a tri-shutter card...or... Well, you know what I mean.

Enjoy you weekend! I hope the weather turns out fine wherever you are. Thanks for dropping by.

Stamp: Magnolia Tilda with Spring Bundle and Longing Tilda.
DP's: The Paper Loft Trellis and Hankie.
Tools used: Spellbinders Nestabilities Scallops, Ovals and Peoni.
EK Success flower punch, flower punches from Michaels $1.50 bin, McGill twig punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch.
Misc.: Queen & Co. pearls, Kaiser Craft Pearls, Michaels rhinestones, distressing done with Tim Holtz vintage photo ink pad.


dolcreations said...

Norma your blue and brown colour combo is beautiful! I can see why it is one of your favourites! I JUST LOVE all your little flowers you punched made such a beautiful arrangement with them! You always do the best insides of your cards! LOVE IT LOVE IT!

Astrid said...

Wow waht a lovely card and the colours are realy beautiful.

TG said...

Stunning card Norma.
Thanks for joining in with our anniversary challenge over at PFP this week, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Norma, what a beautiful card. Love the sweet image and your colouring is fab. Gorgeous colour scheme and flowers. Thanks for joining in with our anniversary challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Irena said...

Gorgeous card, I like the little flowers :)

Squirrel x said...

Hunny, this is one of the most adorable cards I have seen in ages - your brown/blue scheme and your colouring of Tilda are beautiful, amazing work. Sxxx

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Norma, your shading is stunning! Thanks for joining us at PFP. Sue C x

Shelley said...

These colours are so lovely together. My bedroom is decorated in the same colours. Those tiny flowers are adorable and of course a sweet image hugs Shelley

Regina said...

Norma!!!!I love blue and brown colour combo and your card is absolutely amazing!!! The punched flowers gave a special touch on it.Love them too much!!!Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

Tracy said...

This is so gorgeous, the colours look beautiful and your floral arrangement is so pretty. The inner is just as gorgeous and having received one of your cards Norma I can say that the quality of your creations are just superb.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Silvie Z said...

Hi Norma,
What a fabulous card! I love all the details, especially the flowers and the DP! your Tildas are beautifullly colored!
And thank you for visiting my blog!
Silvie from France

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Norma I am in love big time with this stunning creation the colours those flowers and of course Tilda this is truly beautiful.
Lorraine x

scrappyjan said...

Hi Norma, Love your card!! The colors are Beautiful with that little cute Tilda!!

It is almost summer weather here.. 105 today!!! I wish it were spring.. :o)
hugs, Janiel

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Such a fab card and colouring. Thanks for joining in with our anniversary challenge over at PFP this week, good luck.
Hugs Anja

Christina C. said...

A beautiful creation!!! Absolutely stunning!

Patti Jo said...

You pick the perfect colors and papers to go together Norma! Just love your work! This is another fantastic card!!!

Lori said...

Beautiful work, Norma! I also love brown and blue : ) Sweet card!

Love and hugs ~

Barb Hardeman said...

Norma this card is just stunning! Absolutely stunning. Your coloring is fabulous, and I love, love, love blue and brown, blue being my favorite color, but what is the most amazing part of this card, for me anyway, are the flowers! They are absolutely gorgeous! All those tiny punched flowers, oh my!!! I give you an A+++ for this card...

Anonymous said...

I;m with Barb Norma, I just love the flowers on this card, they are so lovely. The color combo is really catching too...Just love your work.

Pat said...

Hi Norma...congrats on getting to be part of a design team! Love this card...especially love the blues ad browns...your DPs are perfect...and your coloring is fab!! Pat Frank (VA)

Pam said...

Norma...your card is awesome. Great combination with the blue and brown plus flowers! Love it!

Peggie said...

Oh so very pretty. Love the flowers. And Tilda is colored to perfection.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this Norma! This Tilda is so adorable and combining her with your stamping and creating and it's the most charming card ever! Love the flower bouquets... sure I'll take her if you don't have anyone to send her to!!!!! It was my birthday! hahahahaha Just have to tease you! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Angelwood said...

This is a very pretty card! I do love those pretty papers and color combination. Wonderful flower embellishments and I love how you colored this Tilda. She is gorgeous! hugs, Angela

Cor* said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous!! Great card for the GD spot!!! YAY!! Love the inside as well!

Eulanda said...

Oooh I like that color combo but never think to use it. Your papers are so pretty and I love your flowers. Coloring is magnificient as usual and the butterflies are such a nice extra touch.

Emma said...

Such a beautiful card, gorgeous colours and details.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Julie said...

Stunning card and colouring, Norma!! Thanks for joining in our celebrations at PFP this week - best of luck!! Juliexx

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous job in fabulous Norma style! I love how you do your punched flowers - must study this and improve my skills!!!

Mich said...

What a gorgeous card this is, it's such a fragile card and the colours are just so beautiful !!

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Norma this card is Absolutely Beautiful! Love the blue and brown together, love your papers and layout, and love the way you colored Tilda!

Debz said...

such a prett card Norma...thanks for playing along with our celebrations at PFP this week and goodluck!!

Debs x

Irma said...

Oh Norma, what a stunning card!! Love the blue/brown combo, and all the embellies you used... Great coloring too!! Just wonderful!
Hugz, Irma

Linda S. said...

Wow, Norma!! I have to agree with all your other commenters. This card is wonderful. So pleasing to the eye. I'm sure it's a combo of your layout, the colors you used, and of course your great coloring skills. Also love your layout of those little punched flowers. A great job all around!! Linda S. in NE

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Normal, What a lovely card! Soooooooo sweet. Love the colors, the paper, everything is beautiful.

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card Norma. Beautiful coloring and layout design. Those flowers are absolutely pretty!

Andrea said...

So beautiful!!!

Christine Riley said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the layout and papers and your coloring is lovely.
Hugs, Christine

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, I love the color combo too it's my favorite. I love all those flowers

Nadell said...

Your card is so sweet. Love the details and the soft colours. Thanks for joining us at FWSM.

Hugs Nadell

Jodie from Oz said...

Norma, Your card is stunning, inside and out, a wonderful selection of images, loving your blue and brown colour combo, I can see why it is one of your favourites. Gorgeous flower arrangement. Have a great weekend. hugs Jodie from Oz

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