Saturday, September 03, 2011

A Missed Birthday


I am more often late with my birthday cards rather than early, or on time...LOL. Here's a belated birthday card that I have just finished. I have made this a shaped easel card.

I love colouring this image of Farewell Tilda, but other than a good-bye card, I don't know what other occasion card I can use her for. So here, I am making myself see her as saying Hello instead. Does that work or not?

Farewell Tilda is from Magnolia's Bon Voyage Collection 2010.

And the Magnolia-licious on-line store is an excellent source of anything and everything Magnolia and Diana provides fabulous services. Not to forget also that many of the stamps are available in the mini version.

I have made a hidden panel underneath to write a personal message on.

Challenges I am entering with this card:

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - Decorate the inside of your card
7 Kids College Fund - Challenge #29 - Easel Cards
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 35 - Anything Goes
Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTanglar - Week 122 - Anything Goes with option of adding Circles
Basic Grey - Challenge 52 - Celebrations
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes (SUPER hop and treasure hunt to STAMPtember)

That's all for now. Thanks for taking the time to drop by. Your visit is always much appreciated. Enjoy your weekend...your long weekend...woo-hooooo.....

Materials and Tools used:

DP's: Basic Grey Pattern Paper Euphoria Felicity; Making Memories Scroll Dark Deep Red Heritage Collection

Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Ten, Classic Scalloped Circles, Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles, Lacey Circles

Embellishments: Recollections pearl brad; half-pearls from my stash

Misc.: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stamp pad Black Soot

Medium: Alcohol-ink-based markers - Letraset Promarkers, Shinhan Touch, Letraset Pantone Tria


Danielle said...

Hello Norma, certainly I can imagine her saying Hello! Although she still has a little sadness in her face. I love your card, the shape is totally original, and unique! Your coloring is awesome. BEautiful.

Joy said...

What a creative card Norma, really love the design and your colouring is perfect...thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp-tember Hop and Challenge...

Patti Jo said...

Hi Norma! Yes, I think she works well for this too! She is a sweet one isn't she!!! Love your design and how you have that hidden panel too! Awesome job!!!

Miranda de Groot said...

I just love this pretty card.
Hugs Miranda

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Norma!
This one is so lovely with that shaped frame. I love the color of the frame and love the design paper behind Tilda. Fabulous coloring on Tilda's apron.
This one is perfect for belated birthday's. She is so gorgeous.
Hugs Maz

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card
thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan

Linda said...

Wow this design is awesome!!!! What a gorgeous card!!!! the colors are stunning together!!!! Excellent work!!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely shaped easel card, lovely colouring and adorable image. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge. Tracy x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Norma, what an amazing shaped easel card. I love the image and striking colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

cabio's craft corner said...

Love the cute size of this card and the bottom extension. Of course Tilda is lovely too :-)

Stampalicious said...

i LOVE THE SHAPE of your card, and the colours are beautiful too. it's simply stunning card.

Tracy said...

This is so gorgeous Norma, and such a lovely design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Rene said...

With a gorgeous card like this, I am sure you will be forgiven! :D

Anonymous said...

This is delightful! Beautifully coloured Norma
Hugs Julie P

Barb Hardeman said...

The queen is on her throne again!!! What an awesome easel card and using Farewell Tilda for a Hello birthday gal is just so creative and so fun! Beautiful coloring, just love the secret panel!

Cami said...

Love your shaped easel card, Norma! I think this Tilda works well for a "hello" or "yoohoo" card LOL! Everything you make is gorgeous and I just love seeing your creations!
Hugs, Cami

Jacki Randolph said...

Adorable! Love your shaped easel card and so creative with the hidden message piece. Thanks for sharing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations

Chris said...

This is just so cute, Norma! The Nesties are a wonderful way to showcase Tilda. Tilda looks so adorable. Great job!


Candy said...

Norma you have made an other gorgeous card!
Love the shape and of course your colouring.
I think this Tilda can say hello :o)
Really like your hidden message place!

Jean said...

OMG Norma, I simply adore your beautifully colored Tilda in the most adorable easel frame I have ever seen.. the coloring of the frame is so perfect and love the pearls on it.. makes it look so stunning. Adore the paper you used in the background, also love how the bottom of the easel swirls.. so different and so gorgeous.. A one of a kind..
Hugs, Jean

paola said...

You rock! your designs and coloring are always so well done, when i grow up i wanna be just like you.

Christina C. said...

What a lovely work of art, Norma!
Your Tilda is beautiful.....spectacular easel card!

Debs said...

Simply stunning.
Love the shape and your amazing colouring!
Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Elle said...

Perfect image for a belated birthday card. I love that you did a shaped easel card-neat!

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous Norma! Reminds me of a fancy piece of antique furniture (which I've always loved)! : ) Fabulous coloring and designing! love it!

Vee said...

Wonderful unique card.Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Charisma.
xx Vee

Sandy said...

Really neat card - and what a grand idea - a secret compartment!

xxxtglxxx said...

Love this - awesome shaped card and cute image :)

Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



Sharon Caudle said...

Norma this is gorgeous! Love the shapes and colors, and of course your coloring is beautiful!
hugs, Sharon

jules said...

Hi Norma, i love the shape of the card and it is gorgeous!

Monique said...

Beautifull, Norma. I love the hidden panel.

Hugs Monique

Digi Darla said...

Wow, what a creative (and very pretty) card!

I wouldn't mind getting a late birthday card like that! :-)

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous love this image, fab colours too,thanks for joining us at JM/HS hugs pops x x x

-Kirsten- said...

omg, that is just beautiful, you rule at this ;)

Lisa Summerhays said...

Love it! The swivel is fabulous and I love the oval shape. So cute. I'm usually late with my birthday cards too. :) Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids!

Lisa Summerhays

Iulia said...

Adorable card, Norma! LOve the way you attached the sentiment!
Hugs, Iulia

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