Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's cherry pink and apple blossom white

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Hello!

Do your remember the song...It's cherry pink and apple blossom white? I was thinking of that song when I was making this card. Also I was inspired by all blossom trees that are blooming all around me. Yes...it's really spring here!!!


I used this wonderful sketch from Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge #34 for this card:


Other challenges I am entering with this card:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Challenge 10 - Happy Birthday...with lots of pearls.

Let's Ink It Up - Challenge 11 - Die cuts/punches.

All That Scrap Magnolia Challenge - Challenge 8 - Spring

Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge 104 - No kids allowed...Birthday!

Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 27 - Nature Inspired

Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Challenge 106 - Distressing

Stamp Something - Spring Somethings Challenge

Allsorts Challenge - Week 96 - For A Special Lady

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 73 - Spring is Sprung!


And yes, of course, this is another easel card.


The Magnolia image I have used here is Tilda with Bee from the Chasing Butterflies Collection 2009. This adorable Tilda is available from Magnolia-licious on-line store. And the other image used for the bottom section of my easel card is Cat from Tilda & Edwin's Pet/Animal Collection 2009. I don't see this one in stock at Magnolia-licious, but if you contact Diana, she will be able to get it for you.


That's all I have for today. Thanks so much for dropping by. I really appreciate your visit. Have a wonderful day. And just one more day before the weekend...woo-hoo.




DP's: from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl paper pad, Making Memories SimplyFab Brooke Narrow Stripe, Recollections Southern Hospitality Plantation, Basic Grey (I used my last piece of this paper--don't know the name).


Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Nine, Sizzix dies Birds & Branches, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, EK Success small Retro Flower punch, Fiskars Celestial tri-corner punch, flower centre punch from Michaels $1.50 bin.


Misc.: Cool highlights micro-fine glitter from my stash, pom-poms from my stash, Mark Richards and Recollections half pearls.

51 comments:

lamanuelle said...

Trop, trop belle ta carte!!! Bises. Nadine

Donalda said...

hon this is just breath taking. I so love the flowers they are just beautiful dear. Love all the detail hon it is just beautiful. Hugs

Nikki said...

Your card is just stunning now I want to go to Micheals and find that $1.50 punch it makes your flowers look amazing and love how you've colored it :)
hugs Nikki

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Norma. A beautiful easel card and pretty embellishments!
Clairexx

Peggie said...

Beautiful card, Norma. I love those flowers.

Beth said...

Wow, Norma, this is one spectacular card! Your coloring is perfect, love the papers you've chosen, and those flowers.....wow! Awesome job!

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, Norma! What an awesome sketch this is and SO BEAUTIFULLY done! It just takes my breath away. Look at all those wonderful blossoms! They are fabulous. I love the little cat perched in the branch on the bottom of your card! Honestly, you just keep getting better and better and I didn't think it was possible to improve on perfection!!!
Big Texas Hugs,
Barb

Chris said...

Norma, this card is just beautiful! I love the flowers and how you arranged them. It's just so pretty inside and out! All of the elements (including the kitty) are just so perfect with each other!

XO,
Chris Christensen

cabio's craft corner said...

Holy Norma, my eyes are crossed looking at all those pretty yummy little blossoms. I can image how much time you did on them. But they look AWESOME around Tilda. Beautiful art piece :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Wowsers Norma,
So much beautiful goodness going on here! I absolutely LOVE your shabby card with all the special detailing. Fantastic job!
Hugs,
Leslie

Sharon Caudle said...

Norma, this is so beautiful!!! I love the flowers and Tilda is just perfect! Gorgeous papers and design!
hugs, Sharon

Candy said...

Norma!!!
What a BEAUTIFUL card!!!!!
LOVE all of your hand made flowers.
Your colouring is awesome.
Great design.
Hugs, Candy

Anonymous said...

super cute, love it.
wow you went all out to celebrate spring.

cat s.

Eulanda said...

WOW!!! I just luv these blossoms and leaves!! Very gorgeous, as always!! I'm never disappointed when I come over. hee hee

Shirley N said...

Gorgeous card, love all your Cherry Blossoms, sooo pretty!!!

Chrissy said...

I love your little blossoms, they are gorgeous....fabulous card
Luv CHRISSYxx

Anonymous said...

What a lovely spring card. Love all the small flowers. The flower centre punches complements them wonderfully.

-Kit

Asas à imaginação said...

All yours cards are fantastics, Norma!!!
Hugs
Marlei

paola said...

What a stunning easel Nomra, i absolutely love that you make a lot of your own flowers and your cards always look so professionally put together with lots of love and thought. Your blog is always on my list of blogs to visit.
smiles
Paola

RenateKreativ said...

Beautiful card, I love those flowers.
Hugs Renate

cebelica said...

What a gorgeous card! Those blossoms are awesome!

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

what a beautiful card! i love the flowers you've made!

Diane said...

This card is so, so pretty, Norma! I love all the detail you've put into it - it must have been a real labour of love!
Diane x

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Lovely card, the blossom is so pretty.Love the design wonderful!
Bye Mascha

Silvie Z said...

oh Norma, this is so beautiful! Love all those pretty flowers! Your Tilda is such a cutie sitting there! Gorgeous Spring card!
Hugs,
Silvie
xx

Iulia said...

Another gorgeous card, Norma! I just love those tiny flowers and your amazing coloring!
Very funny idea to place that cat near the sentiment! Love it!
Hugs Iulia

orangedaisy said...

beautiful card norma, love the background paper and the flowers are so pretty

Fliss said...

Norma your cherry blossom is just stunning, my jaw dropped when the card popped up! A really gorgeous card with such lovely colours and papers.
Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at LIIU and good luck!
x

Mo said...

This is adorable Norma, I love the flowers around your card...!!!
Big Hugs,
Mo

Only By His Grace said...

All I can do is say everything everyone else has said. Spectacular.
you nver cease to amaze me with your talent.
hugs maz

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely card!

Marie-Anne

Sandy said...

Hey Miss Norma!! I have been studying your wonderful creation upside down and right side up. Amazing card. I love the design work and am drooling all over your flowers. I definitely have to use this sketch one day. Oh be still my beating heart. I love your creation Norma. So much talent for one sweet lady.
Hugs - Sandy

Debs said...

Stunning card - love the detail.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Stunning blossoms! Beautiful card! Hugs, Lesley

Skraptacular Designs said...

Absolutely LOVE IT! Such a beautiful card...I'm sure whoever receives it will be thrilled! All the time you put into strategically choosing just the right embellishments and placing all those flowers...PERFECT!

Thanks for playing along with us at Stamptacular! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!

Hugs,
Priscilla

LINDA W. said...

OMGoodness...LOVE your GORGEOUS
card..love your coloring and
the flowers that you made.
hugs from Texas....Linda

cats whiskers said...

what a stunner, fab colouring and colour scheme
Hugs Jacqui xx

Cami said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Norma, this card is so breathtakingly beautiful! Love all the little flowers. So Sprint-time and done in beautiful colors! What a work of art and so much detail! You've outdone yourself again and I love the scene you created also. Simply gorgeous!
Hugs, Cami

Lori said...

Norma, this is a fabulous card! I love your take on Chelsea's sketch too! Thanks so much for joining us at CLP :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love n hugs,
Lori

Jani said...

What a gorgeous card! Wow!
Its simply wonderful! Love it!

Hugs

tatyana said...

Какая красота.Прям яблоневый сад.Скорее бы весна.У нас еще сугробы снега.

ellabella said...

Ohhhh what an adorable card you have made.
I love the papers and this cute image you choosed with it. you did an outstanding job with yoru coloring and i love all the little flowers! Hugs Janine

Claire said...

Oh Norma, what a gorgeous card! I love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up and good luck
Claire xx

KarenB said...

Those blossoms are just beautiful!

Annika said...

ahhhh...amazing!! The colouring is beautiful but that beautiful vine with delicate flowers is just breathtaking!
Hugs
Annika

Christina C. said...

Wow, Norma, another stunning creation! This is beautiful...absolutely adore this sweet card!

Rene said...

Ooooh this is so pretty! I LOVE all those flowers!
Rene :D

*psychangel* said...

Fabulous creation Norma! Love the circle of flowers. Thanks for sharing at Dutch Dare. Hugs, Ang x

Deb said...

Absolutely beautiful card. I love the "retro" flowers...have to find that punch.

Mina said...

wow Norma what a stunning piece of work, I love all those tiny flowers...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Pam S. said...

all the above adjectives and more Norma! Your card is over the top awesome! So glad you linked up to the All That Scraps Magnolia challenge! Thanks for playing!
Pam Going Postal

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