Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hoppy Hoppy Easter

Hello!

Oh I feel so bad when I don't have something to post for a while, but sometimes I'm just finding it hard to find the time to finish off my current project. Sound familiar?...LOL. But finally! Finally, I've finished this Easter card.





I've used a Magnolia image of Tilda with a resigned-to-be-hugged-looking rabbit called Tilda with Hanging Rabbit, from the just-keeps-getting-better Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011. This image and the rest of the collection are available from Magnolia-licious on-line store.


I am entering the following challenges with this card:

All That Scraps - Week 76 - Make your own flowers.
(Woo-hoo...this is right up my alley. I love doing this, but I think that's why I keep running out of time. ATS has provided links to 4 different flower tutorials, although I didn't use any of those. )

ABC DT Challenge - for April - Easter Card

Magnolia Down Under - Challenge #92 - Easter

Paper Sundaes - Challenge #65 - Texture

Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge #107 - Magnolia-licious

Cupcake Craft - Challenge #138 - Lots of Layers

Everybody-Art-Challenge - Challenge #138 - Pearls

Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge #30 - Open Challenge

Stamping for the Weekend - Challenge #7 - Easter

Creative Inspirations - Challenge #57 - Easter

Magnolia Stamp Lovers Easter Challenge


This is a side step card--I like to call it a front-panel side step card. I love this type of cards. I want to do many more of them, but...got to find the time!!! And I keep finding other new types of cards that I want to try...sigh.

Above and below are 2 views of how I decorated the inside of the card.


In keeping with the 'hoppy' theme, I've used this most adorable Bunny Tilda from the Hoppy Easter Collection 2010.

Thanks so much for dropping by. I really do appreciate your visits. Easter weekend coming. Woo-hoo.....I am so looking forward to this long weekend. I know, I know, mustn't forget the meaning behind Easter, but I am hoping for more crafting time...LOL.


Other stamp used: Stampendous Agapanthus Bloom.

DP's: We R Memory Keepers Comstock Collection Buttercup, the purple-coloured (yes, it's purple in real life, not blue like in the pictures) cardstock with the art nouveau design is from DeSerres art store--no name on the back, the other paper is a yellowish cardstock that I self-stamped.

Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Ten and Lacey Circles, Punch Bunch medium and small daisy punches, medium ash leaf, Martha Stewart Daisy Dot Edge Punch (smallest flowers for the centre).

Misc.: Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamps pads dusty concord and vintage photo, Recollections and Mark Richards pearls.
Medium: combination of alcohol-ink markers--Promarkers, Touch and Letraset Pantone Tria. Coloured pencils used to deepen the shades.




Template for the card if you're interested: cardstock size is 6 inches x 12 inches





61 comments:

ellabella said...

Wow, what a fantastic card!!!!Wonderful paper and sweet stamps. Your colouring is fantastic!
I love you style! Janine

Patti Jo said...

Great job on your clouds an beautiful flowers to go along with darling Tilda and bunny! Always fantastic work Norma! Love this style of card too!

louise said...

Wow this is just so beautiful and love the colours,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Louise xx

Bribrie said...

Elle est drolment belle et astucieuse cette carte ! Bravooo

Iulia said...

Wow, what a fantastic card, Norma! I have been trying to figure out how you made it but it surely looks complicated to me:)) I love evrything about it, but the clouds really drew my attention in the first place. Awesome coloring!!!! You are amazingly talented Norma and when you have such a talent it must be frustrating not to have enough time for crafting.
Have a happy Easter sweetie and look forward to see the beauties you come up with!
Luv, Iulia

Squirrel x said...

Absolutely stunning! Well worth all the time spent on it hun, this is a cracker. Sxx

Marie-Anne said...

Owh, it's a absolutely fabulous card.

Marie-Anne

lamanuelle said...

Sublime et maline cette carte! Et la colorisation des tampons, waouhh!! Le jour où j'arriverai à faire pareil!! Bises et encore bravo! Nadine

cebelica said...

Wowers, this is amazing!!

Bea said...

Wow, this is amazing! And I love thecolours you have used :o)

Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time

Bea

jules said...

wow just stunning!!!

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh WOW Norma - you NEVER fail to delight with your gorgeous work - LOVE this fabulous creation!
Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Easter holiday and thanx for joining us at MDUC this week.
xXx

dolcreations said...

Unbelievable Norma...you are bursting with talent! I just love those HOMEMADE flowers...and your layout is stunning! Oh Norma...you are the best!

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Marilyn said...

Wowsers Norma, this is ... well...it's wowsers! So much attention & detail to every element but I really like how you've framed the front image in purple so there's no doubt it is your focal point.

Esther said...

Woww this is such a beautiful card.
I like the shape and colors,gorgeous.

Grtz Esther

Leigh Ann Baird said...

What an amazing creation! Thanks for joining us in the ABC DT Easter Card challenge!

Teri said...

Oh.... just gorgeous! Tilda just pops against the other colors!!! Lovely all around and what a cool card template... thanks so much for including it! I just love the way Tilda is colored and the flowers are perfect for your project!!! Awesome!
Hugs,
Teri

Lori said...

Wow Norma, this is just gorgeous, I love the purple and the rich gold. And of course those clouds are tdf, beautiful card!

Card Crazy said...

Gorgeous! Wonderful, luscious colors and adornments. Your Tildas are delightful, perfect coloring, and the little yellow flowers really add so much. Thanks for the template. I'm definitely going to try it.
Sue S>

Suzan L said...

Hi Norma, What a gorgeous card and I love the flowers that you made!! I had to take a closer peek at them...just beautiful!! I also love the scene with Tilda and the Rabbit. The clouds look so real that you feel like you could step right into Tilda's World!!
Have a wonderful Easter!!
Hugs,
Suzan Laverty

Rene said...

Oh golly Norma...once again, I can't decide which I like better...the inside or outside of your card! What a beautiful card and your image selection is, as always, perfect! Thank you so much for always posting the template too!
Rene :D

Shanna Shands said...

This is fabolous! I was just making my templates yesterday and you are amazing to post the template up. I cannot wait to try it. Your card is just fabolous!

Sharla said...

Wow Norma, that is just too gorgeous! There is so much detail and the colors are so pretty. Love it!

Christina C. said...

OMG, Norma, you always have the most amazing creations and this is no exception! How absolutely stunning....so many fabulous details!
Love the style of this card...totally phenomenal!

Becca said...

Adorable card, Norma! Lovely paper choice and gorgeous colouring - I love the cloud background! Becca

Anne Kristine said...

Oh..my!!! Your card is gorgeous!
So many lovely details!!
Love it!
Thank you for joining us at MDUC this week.
Hugs Anne Kristine

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous!!

trisha too said...

What a great card!

:)

Kristin said...

Wow... this is like a little masterpiece. The clouds are incredible... I just can't get over them. And your coloring is fab! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

Hugs,
Kristin

Louise said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing the template
Louise :)

Kelly Neis said...

Your card is gorgeous, I love the template too. You are so talented.

Suzi said...

This is so adorable, love those sweet Tildas and the design. Beautiful colour combo too.
Happy Easter.
Hugs
Suzi x

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my!! Norma this is sooooo beautiful!!! Your colors are gorgeous and your coloring is amazing!!!! WOW!!!!
hugs, Sharon

Karen said...

WOW Your card is so beautiful!! I love the Step Card, they are so fun to make!! Your Scene is gorgeous, and I love those clouds:-) Thanks so much for playing along this week at MDUC, Happy Easter
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Candy said...

Hi Norma,
Happy Easter!
Holy Moly! Your cards keep getting better and better. So far I'd say this one tops the list.
It is BEAUTIFUL. It sure hasn't taken you long to get that 'sky' colouring perfected- I'm still learning!
You make such detailed cards no wonder they take a while to finish. Both Tilda's are spectacularly coloured.
Beautiful papers and design. Love the flowers down the sides :o)
Big hugs, Candy

Sandy said...

Such a beautiful card Norma - I love the flowers! The whole thing is amazing but I really like the front!!
Hugs - Sandy

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [22 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card! Love all the layers and details! Gorgeous flowers and pearls! Great, great job!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Sheree said...

Wow!! This card is so beautiful!! It was well worth the wait!!

n@tie said...

I love your colors!! Well done.
Hugs,
Nettie

Cami said...

Oh gosh, Norma, your front-panel stair step card is gorgeous and your flowers are beautiful! Can't believe they are handmade! You're the flower queen! Love the DPs you used here and your coloring! These two Tildas are so cute! Thank you for also sharing your card template! What a paper engineer you are!
Hugs, Cami

Dena said...

Norma! What an amazing card! Those lavendar flowers on the side look beautiful!!!
Hugs, Dena
P.S. Have a very Happy Easter!

Tinemor said...

WOW!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! What a lovely card!! And what a lovely coloring!
Fabulous inside and out!

Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

Hugs ~ Tine

Donalda said...

girl this is just breath taking as always. I so love your coloring as always dear and those flowers are just gorgeous too dear. Love the color you used hon my favorite !! Hugs

jaine the basement gal. said...

This is totally gorgeous. Thanks for joining the challenge at creative inspirations

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful card Norma. Weird that I made cards with the cloud background too lately and when I visited your blog today found the same idea. Great mind think alike, lol
Hugs,
Cabio

Skraptacular Designs said...

Just STUNNING!

I absolutely LOVE this card! So much time and effort into making sure you added just the right touches in all the right places! Your coloring is also just as fabulous!

This card has caught the eye of many Stamptacular Design Team members and been quite the subject of chit chat so I had to sneak on your blog to take a quick peek for myself. So glad I did!

Thank you for sharing the measurements and template! Definitely a card on my "to do" list!

Thanks for playing along with us at Stamptacular! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun! I can't wait to see more of your work.

Hugs,
Priscilla

Hugs,
Priscilla

sari said...

Hi Norma!
WoW!! This i such a stunning and lovely card! Love the inside too nad the colors, the image...=) Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Goos Luck! Hugs & Sunshine! /Sari

cathylynn said...

Norma this card is drop dead gorgeous!!!! Gee Wiz you know how to make amazing cards and are so generous to share the templates to help us out. Thank you so much!!! Your colors are beautiful and the inside is as AWESOME as the outside.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Heidi said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining the ABC Easter Challenge this month, hope to see you again in May!

Danielle said...

Hello Norma, this is phenomenal! I love it all. Gorgeous colors, wonderful coloring, and this shape card is beautiful. TFS the template! Happy Easter
Hugs.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a darling card, Norma! Love the beautiful colors too.
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Suzi said...

Just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations with your adorable card.
Hugs
Suzi x

Lori said...

Love your card...I'm not sure if I don't love the inside more than the top...that little bunny boy inside, adorable. Thanks for joining us at ABC DT this month.

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Norma,
I'm just finding a few spare moments here and there to visit a few blogs and leave comments. This card is stunning! I love the coloring and, oh, what a magnificent job you've done with the side step card. I certainly understand about not having the time to get a project finished before starting another. You are just so creative and so perfect at everything you create! Warm hugs to you my friend,
Barb

Caroljenks said...

This card is STUNNING! I love the colours and your flowers are beautiful :)

Thanks for the Tip with the card template too - If you pop back to Top Tip Tuesday add another link back to this post, the picture of the card template and 'TIP' after your name you'll be entered into the Top Tipper prize draw too :)

Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Open Challenge' :)

Carol x

Eulanda said...

Wow another stunning Norma piece! I think you are the queen of handmade flowers! Just gorgeous!

Francy said...

This card is stunning. I love all, and I love the color taht you used in this card. The stamp are beautiful. Tank you for the size and design to the card.
Francy

Only By His Grace said...

Just perfect in every way. Loooove those clouds. Loooove those flowers.
Loooove the whole card actually. everything is so neat. Thanks for the pattern.
Hugs Maz

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love the shape.
Thanks for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge.
luv
Debby

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