Monday, August 23, 2010

Lady in Red


I've made a birthday card for a very special lady. I hope she gets this in time for her birthday. I was cutting it very close to the wire--I probably...yikes...have not mailed it out soon enough for it to reach her before her birthday. Oh well... I hope she likes it anyway.

I have also made this card with the following challenges in mind:

All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge --Challenge #1 (new challenge, so this is for their very first challenge) - open theme.

Crafts and Me - Challenge 11 - petals and pearls.

Charizma Cards - Challenge 33 - die cuts.

Just Magnolia - Week 69 - let's get sentimental. I've put the sentiment in the inside of my card: The beauty within you brings joy to those around you.

Friday Sketchers - Challenge 116 - sketch by Beatrix. See her sketch on her blog here.

Magnolia-licious Highlites - Birthday celebration blog hop challenge.

Hmm...I'm not really sure if the shape of the die cut works with this sketch, but I so wanted to try it out and see how it looks on a card. This is a new die cut that I bought while I was on vacation this summer. I haven't seen that shape before.

I don't usually decorate the full pages of the inside of my cards. I normally only put something on half of the pages and left the other half blank to write my personal messages on. But this time I decided to do it differently.

Although I find all the Tildas adorable, I usually have a favorite or two from each collection. This one might just be it from the new Bon Voyage Collection.

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by. I appreciate your visit very much. Enjoy your day and your week! myblog.

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Flowing Hair from the Hoppy Easter/Spring 2010 Collection, Magnolia Travelling Tilda from the Bon Voyage 2010 Collection,
DP's: Art Impressions cherry blossom, Mustard Moon old red tractor small plaid, Hot Off the Press Paper Pizzazz mixing masculine papers.
Tools: Nellie Snellen multi frame's die cut, Martha Stewart large circle cutter, Punch Bunch flower punches, Carl Carla Craft sun punch, EK Success retro flower small punch, Martha Stewart hydrangea smalll petals punch, McGill twig punch.
Misc.: Pearls from Recollections, Mark Richards and Vintage Attic Treasures.


Lori said...

The inside is just as stunning as the front. I love those dies!

Lia said...

hi norma
this card is a very stunning card from your hand I love the papers, Tilda and the sketch
hugs Lia

Debs M x said...

gorgeous card, the inside is just as beautiful! - love the die cut! x

Astrid said...

Hi, its a wonderful card, i liked the red colours, And the Tilda and the inside of the card, very very beautiful.
Hugs Astrid

CraftyC said...

Another gorgeous card Norma, and the insert is just as fab as the out!

Crafteezee said...

Wow, this is stunning inside and out. Love the colour combo and all those embellishments, just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafts and Me.

Hugs Tracy
P.S. I have candy on my blog until tomorrow night if you want to pop over

dolcreations said...

Norma...when I come to your blog I know I am in for a treat! You finish the insides of your cards perfectly! I just love when you finish the insides...I love how Tilda is on the edge of that gorgeous paper!!!! The new punch is one I have not seen is so perfect too!

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Norma, I love this card. I am sure I mentioned to you that I love the way you arrange your flowers. Very unique and the color is so pretty on Tilda inside and out. Can you please let me know which 'R' series copic you used for her dress? She looks awesome!

Mary Lou said...

Oh My Gosh Norma~~Your friend will love this birthday card even if it is alittle bit late!!!
perfectly colored --great colors~~bright but still soft!!
The inside blew me away--I taking pointers Hun:))))

Pat said...

Hi absolutely darling!! I agree with you...these are especially adorable little Tildas! And your card is especially adorable too!! Gorgeous DPs and layout...and your coloring is just lovely!! Pat Frank

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Norma what a really pretty card I love the new die cute shape. Perfect colors you have used.

Dewi Hasan said...

Such an adorable card Norma...I love the colour consistency!


Julie said...

Just gorgeous! I love how you have colored the black hair. Just beautiful.


Card Crazy said...

I like it lots. Very special and obviously lots of work!TFS
Sue S.

Dewi Hasan said...

Such and adorable card...I love the consistencyof this design...


Regina said...

It´s absolutely stunning!! I´ve no words. I love everything. Your coloring is fabulous as well as the colors you used. The inside is so beatiful as the outside. Amazing!! Love it!

Kathy said...

WOW this is just gorgeous Norma!!! Love the colors that you have used and your layout looks beautiful!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Magnolia!

Madge said...

What a wonderful card - the details are perfect. Your friend is very lucky to have someone send her a card with such attention to detail.
Thank you for sharing,
Rubber hugs, inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,

Rene said...

Oh she is just STUNNING! How sweet and adorable! What a beautiful card! Your coloring is fantastic!

scrappyjan said...

Hello Norma, This is beathtaking my dear!! I have the hardest time with reds and I can see that you don't. BEAUTIFUL inside and out. I love the shape of the new die. I think is is PERFECT!!
hugs, Janiel

Rosie said...

Oh Norma, this is fabulous! I love the color combo and your Tilda's are exceptional!! LOVE IT!! Hugs, Rosemary

Suzanne J Dean said...

This is just gorgeous Norma--I love the colors & layout and both TIldas are fabulous!


Eulanda said...

Like it?! SHE'LL LOVE IT!! Wow this is gorgeous!! I may have seen that Spellbinder but I don't think so. At least not used in a card anyway. The flowers are so pretty and I really like your layering. Puuuurrrrdy!

Danielle Champagne said...

OH! WOW. Absolutely gorgeous Norma. I love it all!!! Tilda is sooo pretty in her little dress. BEautifully colored. Very nice layout. The inside is just às beautiful.

paola said...

absoluteoly gorgeous! you managed these colors so well, i never seem to be able to pull off the reds with copics, BEAUTIFUL!

LINDA W. said...

I love your card your coloring is great out side and inside.
HUGS Linda W.

megastamper said...

wow that´s such a fantastic card, looks so lovely.
thank you for using my sketch and participatin in the friday sketchers challenge.
big hugs, bea

Peggie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Just love the colors and the flowers and the dp and everything.

Charlotte said...

WOW what a beautiful card. Love the colors and all the details on it.

little angel said...

whaou!! your card is beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

how lovely is this card! Your coloring is so wonderful and I just love how you have finished the inside of the card....absolutely beautiful.

gina g said...

Wow this is amazing i love it love the pretty papers and colour. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge. luv gina xx

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Beautifully done, Norma!!!!!!!!!
Huggies ~

Maureen said...

Wow Norma! That card is just brilliant! What a creation; inside and out!

Dena said...

Norma! Your card is sooooo pretty! I'm sure your birthday girl will love it. Wow you did a great job on that black hair. I always have trouble with that. ha ha! Love this card!
Hugs, Dena

Cami said...

OMGosh Norma, your card is just so beautiful! I love how you used the different die cuts and layered them, your coloring is gorgeous, it's pretty inside and out! Wow! The recipient will be so happy with this card! Welcome back from your long vacation! Missed seeing your Maggie cards and you're back in full force! Hugs, Cami

Annchen said...

really lovely

Anonymous said...

She will love it Norma! and not think a thing about "late"!!! lol Awwww... lovely Tildas Norma! and all the extra details...just charming! I've been trying to resist this traveling Tilda but I can see, she's a doll! So glad you colored her up so I could enjoy! *grin* Wish it was my birthday almost! lol I already had one this year!!! lol
thanks for linking up to the first ATS Magnolia challenge! So grand to have you!!!
Pam Going Postal

crafty amy said...

There is no way the the very lucky lady getting this can not like it it is stunning !
Thank you for joining us at crafts and me and good luck.


Amy xx

Cheryl said...

Excellent card, Norna! Love the colors and your coloring, layout are gorgeous!
thanks for joining in on the challenge, Good luck!

Patti Jo said...

What a fantastic layout! Love it both inside and out! Wonderful details and love how you put a white layer on the little flowers so just a touch shows on the edge! Beautifully done Norma!

Renkata said...

Norma, FAB card.
Love you coloured her dress , so beautifly the folds are amaizing.

RubyM:) said...

Norma this is just Gorgoeus she is gonna love it!!!! I love your coloring and you do make the prettiest flowers.WOW!!! You did the inside so pretty too!!! I emailed you back on Diana's reply but i got a message back that your inbox was full LOL!!!I wanted to thank you for your response,((hugs))RubyM:)

Irena said...

This card is just stunning.

Lavender Rose said...

This is adorable, perfect colouring on the stamped Tildas and everything looks so crisp and clear. I like the diecut shapes you used and your card looks just as amazing on the inside!

Kelly Schelske said...

This is absolutely fabulous Norma! I love every single thing about it!

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