Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Pretty Butterfly - Magnolia-licious Challenge #9

Happy Tuesday! It's the second Tuesday of the month so it's another colour challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. February is Angela's month and she has chosen the colour GREEN for the challenge. Woo-hoo...I didn't have any problem finding green papers, cardstock and DP's--I guess I like green very much...LOL. This is my DT card.


Here's the picture for the colour challenge.

I used this wonderful sketch created by Rach for the Friday Sketchers, their Sketch # 144.

A few more challenges I am entering with this card:

Wild Orchid Challenges - Challenge # 18 - Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesday - Challenge #144 - Open Challenge
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #154 - Signs of Spring
Stamping for the Weekend - Challenge #5 - Springtime
ABC DT Challenge - Happy Birthday

Top Tip Tuesday - Birthday Challenge


This adorable image is called Tilda with Hawaii Flower from the newly-released Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011 from Magnolia. The background image is called Tulip Walkway also from the same collection. Both of them can be purchased from Magnolia-licious online store. (Oops sorry, I just checked and both of them--so popular--are out stock, but Diana has them on re-order. Check out the rest of the Tildas in that collection though--they are just as adorable. And OMG, Diana says there are more images coming!!! )


I got this new Marianne Design die set and one of them is a flower die. I had fun making the flowers--I thought they look pretty. The way I curled the petals made the flowers rather bulky--nice 3-D look I thought--they're about a half-inch high. I forgot about this fact when I decided to decorate the bottom of my easel card with them. And now I can't closed the card without flattening the flower...LOL. Silly me!!!

Please have a look at the other DT ladies' fabulous cards/projects at the challenge blog here. Get inspired and join us in our Green Challenge. The prize is a $25 Gift Certificate.

Thanks so much for dropping by. I very much appreciate your visits. And thank you so much to you beautiful people who have been leaving me such lovely and encouraging comments.


Stamps: Tilda with Hawaii Flower and Tulip Walkway from Magnolia's Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011, Inkadinkado rubber stamp Have a Great Day, the Happy Birthday sentiment is computer-generated.

DP's: From DCWV The Old World Stack printed textured cardstock pad, from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl pad, Recollections Batiked My Interest Everything's Vine.

Tools: Magnolia Doohickey Leaf and Swirl, Marianne Design Creatables LR0130, Martha Stewart Butterfly punches, Punch Bunch flower punch.

Misc.: Mark Richards Mosaic stickers, Recollections Gemstone brads, Making Memories Butterfly brads, Pearls and Ribbons from my stash, Tim Holtz distress ink pads Forest Moss and Faded Jeans.

62 comments:

Patti Jo said...

Well gee Norma, I'll have to add another die to my wish list!!! Love how you made the flowers and of course how you've colored this pretty Tilda and scene! Gorgeous card in all it's green glory!!!

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Norma this is FABULOUS!!! I've always LOVED your layouts and your amazing use of punched flowers - totally AWESOME!
xXx

Cami said...

Norma, you did an incredible job on this "green" challenge. That shade of green on Tilda's dress is so soft and pretty, and your flowers, flourishes and butterfly and gorgeous. You definitely have a great collection of green papers! The tulip walkway image is perfect behind Tilda... I wish I bought this stamp...oh well.
Have a great week!
Hugs, Cami

lamanuelle said...

Une splendeur cette carte! Félicitations!! C'est trop, trop beau! Bises. Nadine

Squirrel x said...

There aren't enough words hun for this so I will just say WOW! Hugs, Sxx

Judi said...

GORGEOUS card - love the image, and the details you've added are just fab!

Judi x

Candy said...

Oh My Goodness, Norma!
You always amaze me with your awesome work!!
You sure did find beautiful papers and ribbons in greens!!
I love your little scene with Tilda coloured so brilliantly. What a beautiful sky you have created!!!
I love the circles, swirls and awesome hand made flowers. You certainly find great dies :o)
Even little butterfly brads in the corners to tie in perfectly with your theme!
Hugs, Candy

Sol said...

Absolutely Stunning!!! I love the green colours you have used!... Fantastic colouring.. And The embellishing of this card is Stunning!!! I love this Card!!... The flowers you have made is Adorable.. Beautiful!! :o)

cabio's craft corner said...

It's an adorable scene you set Tilda on the tulip path. How pretty and I always love the color pick you did on your cards Norma. It adds a bit of shabby touch which is so cool :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Astrid said...

Wow Norma, this is a great card, i liked green also and this is gorgeous.
Hugs Astrid

Debbie said...

STUNNING...Just love this card Norma, and guess what? My favorite colour is green so it's perfect in my book!!
I wouldn't worry you cannot fold it down, It would be out on my sideboard just the way it is along with the other ornimnets on there!! Just gorgeous, ALL OF IT. Debbiexx

Dena said...

Beautiful inside and out! Love this and how you used the greens. You always inspire!!!
Hugs, Dena

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Wow! This is amazing and that sentiment is beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at ABC!

Sandy said...

I adore your flowers - love how you have created them - LOVE them! The scene is delightful and isn't Tilda's hair gorgeous - what a wonderful coloring job. Your whole card is amazing -such a pretty work of art to sit on some lady's secretary.
Hugs,
Sandy

Frea said...

Hi Norma, wow Tilda looks so pretty in green and I love what you did woth teh background, the clouds and the path with the tulips. Well there's only 1 solution, you will have to leave the card open on display LOL!! Hugs, Frea

Lori said...

Love the flowers that you added, they are just perfect for you card. I also adore easel cards...you did a great job. Thanks for joining us at ABC Crafts...Good Luck!

Tracy V. said...

Gorgeous card Norma! You have colored Tilda beautifully!! Love the folds in her dress...so pretty!
Tracy V

ellabella said...

OMG Norma I always love it when you post something - I KNOW it will be gorgeous and inspiring!
Green, I love that color! Great!
Hugs Janine

Cordine said...

It's gorgeous! I love the flowers!
Hugs
Cordine

cardcrazy said...

This is so pretty, I love all the green! Thanks for joining us this week at Flutter By Wednesday!

Barb Hardeman said...

Norma!!! The hand made flowers that are seeming to just open up are fabulous! What a beautiful card, the greens so fresh and spring like. Love the butterfly perched on the flowers too! Stunning card...hugs...Barb

Hubi's Baschtueggä said...

wow!! what a perfect card!!!love the flowers!
Hubi

Angela said...

Really beautiful card Norma! I love this shade of green - so pretty! Another awesome die you used today, the flowers with the curled petals are wonderful! You always put so much detail in your cards - they are works of art! hugs, Angela

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [09 Mar 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Pat said...

Oh Norma...funny about the flowers...but they're so dang gorgeous....if you have to close it, make a box for it...because this card, honey, is not just a card...it's the GIFT!!! Stunning stunning stunning! I'm going to try that trick with the flowers! Hugs. Pat Frank

Julie said...

Super cute! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!

Julie

Only By His Grace said...

Oh Norma this is incredibly beautiful. I love how you made the flowers. Very creative. Fabulous design and your coloring is glorious.
Maybe with closing the easel card you could cut a strip of cardstock about three quarters of an inch thick and glue it in a circle. Then place it over the flowers to close it. Just a thought. You would still need a high box to put it in. It's worth it.
Hugs Maz

paola said...

WOW!! you totally rocked the green color challenge, seems you love green its easier to do the challenge, lol, i had a major block on this color. I absolutely love what you've done with the Marianne die, i have this one and have never used it, i know after seeing your flowers i am gonna give it a go. thanks for the inspiration! and your coloring is positively awesome
smiles
Paola

justme1972 said...

So, so, so CUTE!!!!! I seriously think i need this tilda - i just love her! and i love the card you did up for her too!!!

justme,
laura

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Norma, fabulous Tilda and flowers.
luv
Debby

Marevka said...

Очень красиво! Восхищаюсь вашими работами!

lvtaz2000 said...

This is a wonderful card in all regards. It is balanced, beautifully colored, and interesting. I love the way you did those unique flowers as they add so much. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Your card is beautiful! : )

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Norma,
Just stopping by your blog to browse your wonderful blog! Wow, you've been a busy little card making machine! Love your St. Patty's day card with all those beautiful hues of green. Lovely job.
Hugs from Georgetown,
Leslie

Carolyn L. said...

What a great card! Your are a very creative person, well done.
Hugs,
Carolyn

Danielle said...

OH! la la... Norma. Quelle beauté! Your card is totally MAGNIFIQUE! i LOVE these shades of green, And Tilda is wonderfully colored. BUT your flowers give such a distinct look, and unique personality to your card. They are beautiful
Love how you placed with the sketch.
Hugs. Danielle.

cathylynn said...

Hi Norma, Your card is gorgeous as always!! Love the colors and I love your flowers!!! Lovely scene you created with Tilda too!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Myrna said...

BEAUTIFUL card Norma! Love the butterfly punch. Sweet, sweet Tilda!

Rach said...

this is stunning, a gorgeous card. thank you for playing along with my sketch @ friday sketchers. hugs rachxx

Rene said...

Oh Norma! I am in LOVE with this card! Green is my favorite color...she is my new favorite stamp...this card is my new favorite of ALL TIME (and you have done some seriously GORGEOUS cards but this one...I just LOOOOOOOOOVE!)! PERFECTION!!!!
Rene :D

Christina C. said...

How absolutely BREATHTAKING! Every card you create is a work of art!
Thank you for sharing your inspiring work.

Monique said...

It's beautifull Norma ~!! I love the flower arrangement with the cute butterfly :)).

Hugs Monique

*Vicki* said...

Oh wowzer!! This is just totally GORGEOUS!!! I love your brilliant green colors and all of the flowers here!! Such an awesome design!! :)

If you're interested, your easel style would qualify for the Inky Impressions challenge!! HUGS

Pam S. said...

Stamp, Stamp... the stamp of approval, I mean the stamp of fabulous! Your Tilda is so pretty Norma! her long pretty hair and gorgeous designer dress! And then to find that Inka sentiment that goes absolutely perfect with it all! WOW is all I have to say! lol I wanted to mention the butterfly though : ) Love how you have it landing on the flowers! Totally charming and boy would it go over big here in the middle of Dutch country... tulip time the first of May.
TFS Norma!
Pam Going Postal

Cricket said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your work inspires me!

Heidi said...

beautiful card, fabulous colors and coloring. Thanks for joining th eABC DT challenge.

LINDA W. said...

As always Norma...your card is
Gorgeous...I love it
HUGS Linda

Pen to Paper said...

Wow Norma, this is gorgeous!!! I love the way the flowers came out. Very cool!

Hugs,

Jackie

syllie said...

A beautiful green card!! Gorgeous creation.
Hugs Sylvia

Kim said...

Norma this is absolutely stunning hun! What a gorgeous easel card....love it!! And those flowers are amazing!! Thanks for joining us at WOC!
Hugs~ Kim

Diane said...

This is such a gorgeous easel card, Norma! Tilda looks so pretty in the setting you've created for her and the cloudy sky background is wonderful!
Diane x

Iulia said...

Wow! How comes I've missed this? What a gorgeous card, Norma! You surely have lots of greens in your stash:)) You Tilda scene is amazing, always so beautifully colored and the flowers look great! I just love all the embellishments. Everything is so well put together.
Love it!
Hugs, Iulia

Karen said...

As usual, your cards are just simply beautiful. Your colouring is amazing and something I aspire to!! I've left something on my blog for you to enjoy!!

KarenB said...

I love the soft greens and I love how you've used the flower die. Gorgeous.

Nelly said...

Amazing birthday card - fresh, spring, sweetie!!!
Love your handmade flowers - original done!

Jean said...

Norma, this is as always beautiful. You have taught us so much and seem to have a knack to just put things together and they come out so perfect and gorgeous.. Love your color green and the layout and all the acessories.. Everything all put together is what makes your cards so special. Great job as always.
Hugs, Jean

Renkata said...

wow Norma the flowers are amazing.
Great work.

LindaC said...

I adore this card....the coloring, the embellishments, flowers, die cuts!! There is so much to look at and enjoy. Love all the green and the white tulips! Awesome card! LC

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

Norma you are a true artist hun!Your card are so neatly skecthed and laid out.The coloring is beyond belief! YOUR STUNNING FLOWERS ALWAYS BLOW ME AWAY!AWE ADORABLE,RubyM:)

Shirley N said...

I discovered your blog as I was doing the Magnolia blog hop and took a detour and went through your WHOLE blog! I am now a follower--your work is absolutely amazing! You're such an inspiration, I loved everything that I saw! TFS your awesome work!!!

Marilyn said...

I just love this card Norma... the different shades of green is so pretty & the overall presentation of the card is a 'two thumbs up'. I adore this little gal & have one on order... maybe I'll do her in green!

Maria Therese said...

Your coloring is truly stunning!!

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