Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hello

Hello!

I am back from my vacation! Ooh, I have missed my card-making and blogging sooo... much. I am so glad to be back. I flew back home a week ago and surprised myself that I didn't go straight to my craft room and get into the business of creating a card. But it took me several days to recover from jetlag and then I took a few extra days to take care of things--unpack, restock my empty fridge and depleted food cupboard, check for dead plants in my garden plot, take care of huge load of laundry and ironing, and just getting back to a more normal routine. Anyway, I am more or less back on track now. (To those of you who have e-mailed me, I will reply soon....I hope.)


2 challenges for this card:

Crafts and Me Challenges. Challenge #10 - purple and green.

Cupcake Craft Challenges. The theme for their Challenge #104 is Happy 2nd Birthday Cupcake - 2 papers, 2 ribbons and 2 flowers (I'm using the flower Tilda is holding as one of the 2 flowers--hope that's okay) .


I used my markers to colour Tilda's face and my coloured pencils to colour the rest. I am still learning to colour with my coloured pencils and I have not been able to get a good result on Tilda's face with them--at least one that is satisfactory to me. I still have much practicing and experimenting to do.

Stamps: Magnolia's Loves Me Tilda and Lazy Summer Day Tilda from the Lazy Summer Days 2009 Collection. The sentiment is computer generated.

DP's: Hot Off the Press Paper Pizzazz Jacie's Vintage Papers.

Tools: Martha Stewart border punches, Nellie Snellen floral punches - large flower petals and flower centre, Joy! Craft cutting and embossing template - leaves.






32 comments:

scrappyjan said...

Hello Norma, Welcome back!!! I agree it is so hard to get back in the swing of things after being away. I was gone 22 days out of 31 in July.. Still having a hard time getting into the swing of the real world....

Love the card!1 Your colors are Fab!!
hugs, Janiel

Bribrie said...

J'aime beaucoup ! Aussi bien les papiers, les couleurs et les bonnes idées ! Bravoo

dolcreations said...

Welcome Home Norma! It is so nice to see you back! Your card is so amazing....your colours and your layouts are stunning! I love how you do the inside of your cards!!!
If you still find you are struggling with the prismas I found this wonderful tutorial that I found extremely helpful.
http://nixe-moni.blogspot.com/search/label/ColoringWithPrismacolorPencils

Renkata said...

Hi Norma, very beautiful card. Love the colour combo.

Astrid said...

Hello welcome back from vacation.
Beautiful card you make, and the colours are gorgeous.
Hugs Astrid

Debbie said...

Welcome home Norma, did you have a good time? You will have to let me know where you went and what you did. I will be waiting to see what you make in the card department now you are home. I still want to steal your white Tilda with white holly idea for a christmas card for my mum sometime if you don't mind, it was the most gorgeous card I have ever seen. Debbiexx

Rene said...

Isn't she pretty? LOVE that border punch!!

Baukje said...

Welcome back Norma.What a lovely colour combination. I love your colouring its perfect.
hugs...........Baukje

Suzanne J Dean said...

Welcome back! Gorgeous card Norma, I love the color combo and beautiful papers with this cutie!

hugz,
Suzanne

Pam said...

Welcome back Norma. You didn't loose your touch when you were gone. I love your color combo on this card. You did a great job of coloring with your pencils. TFS
Hugs,
Pam:)

coldwaters2 said...

Lovely to see you back Norma glad you had a lovely vacation. I see you are refreshed because this is absolutely stunning your colouring is fabulous so are those papers I love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Sharon Caudle said...

Welcome back, Norma! We've missed you! Your card is beautiful! LOVE the gorgeous papers and Tilda is so adorable!
hugs!
Sharon

cabio's craft corner said...

Welcome back Norma!!! You know I am exhausted, but I do miss you very much :o)
It's always a pleasure to pop by here checking out your creations. I don't do side open card often like your since I am not very good at it and I always like the way you do the inside of your cards. They are 101% fantastic looking!
Hugs,
Cabio

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Norma, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love how you did the inside of the card with the wavy lines and the beautiful punched borders.

Welcome home....

Hugs,
Barb

Cami said...

Welcome back Norma! What a great European vacation you had!!! It's nice to see your work again and this is stunning! Love the papers and color combo. Your coloring looks excellent to me! I love how you did her hair . . . with coloured pencils? Wow! Hugs, Cami

Regina said...

Norma!!! Sharon said what I wanted to write you!! We really missed you and your wonderful work!!! This card isn´t different.. as always you did an stunning job!!!! Love everything... papers, colors, details !!:)))
Have a wonderful week!
Regina

Peggie said...

Wonderful card. Great coloring. Pretty flowers and ribbons and dp. I like!

paola said...

Welcome back Norma, was wondering where you had dissapeared to. I love your latest creation, it is always such a pleasure to visit your blog as your cards are always so well put together and elegantly designed. FABULOUS!
smiles
Paola

Donna said...

Great entry for our Two's challenge...thanks for joining in with our birthday celebrations at Cupcake Craft Challenge and good luck in the draw for the fab prizes on offer! Donna x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Norma.
luv
Debby

gina g said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at crafts and Me for our challenge. luv gina xx

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Norma, Good to see your back! Beautiful card, lovely colors, and sweet Tilda, she is soooo pretty! Very nice work.
Hugs.
Danielle.

Pam S. said...

YEA! You're back! Beautiful choice of colors for this Tilda Norma! Lovely coloring and designing... love the flower you created too! And that touch of gingham across the card is the perfect charming touch!
Pam Going Postal

Biscuitlid said...

what a fabulous choice of colours and so beautifully shaded too. Am admiring those patterned papers with a smile!

Thanks for joining in the Birthday fun over at Cupcake
hugs
Victoria
x

Cordine said...

Gorgeous card!
Hugs
Cordine

Joynana said...

Norma, this is a lovely card. your coloring and the colors that you have chosen are great. Hope you had great vacation

Eulanda said...

Welcome back Norma!! Nice to see you haven't lost your creative touch!! This is so pretty and I'm loving your flower and the stamen in the center. Looks great!!

Renkata said...

Ohh Great, just pitty you didn't was here for long.........
It's a beautiful small town Geldrop

Lia said...

hello norma,
glad your're back hope all is right with you.
It's the first time that I visit your blog and I must say all your cards are fantastic.
I became a follower of you do you like it to become a follower of me
hugs Lia

Beth Norman said...

Soooo adorable. I love what you did to the inside.

Faye said...

This is a gorgeous card, I love the colours and cute image you've used, really pretty. Thanks so much for joining in with our birthday celebrations this week at Cupcake. xx

Patti Jo said...

Such a pretty color combination and DP's! Your coloring of Tilda is of course, outstanding!!! Yet another beautiful card!

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