Monday, December 12, 2011

Silent night, holy night

Hello. Happy Tuesday.
It's the 2nd Tuesday of the month so it's time for a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. This is also our only challenge for December as the 4th Tuesday is too close to Christmas, so we're taking a break.

We also have 2 new members, Jane and Katie, joining our Designer Team.

Okay, so the theme for our challenge, chosen by our lovely Lady Diana of Magnolia-licious is STARS. Diana wants to see stars, stars, star...lots of them!!! And here's my DT card.

I saw a star card made by I-can't-remember-who-now--sorry, but she gave me a link to a tutorial which I quickly added to my 'favorites'. Here's the link to Bella Mio's tutorial. I was intrigued by it and knew that sooner or later I was going to try making one.'s taken me a year to make it. Anyway, I thought a star card would be perfect for this challenge.

One of the paper is one that I handstamped. I was looking for a DP with lots of stars, but couldn't find one in my stash--at least not one with the right colours. So had to make my own.

Those adorable images are mini Tildas from Magnolia. They are from left, top to right: Mini Winter Tilda, Mini Midwinter Tilda and Tilda in Winter Night.

When you unfold the card , you can see that the base of the card is a triangle. It measures 12"x12"x12".

Here's a hint if you want to try your hands at making this type of card: when you're using DP's to decorate, use scrapbook papers, not scrapbook cardstocks. The cardstock makes the card too stiff. I was struggling to tuck one of the folds underneath another--too thick to bend easily.

This is Silent Night Tilda from the So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe Collection 2009.

I get all my Magnolia stamps from Diana's on-line store Magnolia-licious. Diana has a fabulous selection of anything and everything Magnolia (stamps--regular size and minis, doohickey cutting dies, magazines ...), fabulous discounts and store credits too!

Don't know if I can just choose one Tilda as my favorite, but I think she's in the running for it...LOL. Hey, how about you have one very very very favorite Tilda?

I've done my colouring for this card with my coloured pencils. I thought the minis would be easier to colour with them also than with markers...but it wasn't really.

I used lots of glitter for this card. Almost everything white I've covered with glitter, the swirls/flourishes, the fur trims, the pompoms on the hat and the houses in the background.

I am entering the following challenges with this card:
Christmas Card All Year ‘Round Challenge for December – Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge 28 – Christmas and make it sparkle
Paper Sundaes Challenge #99 - Anything Christmas
Simply Magnolia - Christmas Challenge
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #142 – Christmas Glitz
Hooked on Craft Challenge #14 – Winter Wonderland
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for Yipee Christmas is here
Crafts and Me Challenge 64 – Winter (snow/snowflakes)
Simon Says Stamps – Christmas Photomontage Inspiration
Stampin’ for the Weekend Challenge 22 – Christmas
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 50 – Traditional Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by. You visit is always very much appreciated.

Have a wonderful week. And a productive one too--I am not quite finished with my Christmas card making!!!!

Materials and Tools Used:

DP: from My Mind's Eye Playful Posies Paper Pad

Dies: Tim Holtz Sizzlits Festive Greenery

Punches: Martha Stewart French Scroll edge punch.

Miscelleneous: Dreamweaver brass stencil houses and embossing paste, Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Vintage Photo, Jewels Glitter Ritz micro-fine glitter Cool Highlights


cabio's craft corner said...

This is such a neat project Norma. Very pretty borders and all the cute Tildas on this creation!! Wish I'll get sometimes to try it :o)

Chrissy said...

Stunning card Norma, really beautiful fold, love the lacy edges and fabulous images and colouring...beautiful.


Hazel said...

Beautiful - love the shape - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 50 - hope to see you again soon. x

Pat said...

Hi Norma...I swear, when I need a new and clever idea for card design, I always pop over to visit you!! You are not only talented...but you're fearless!!! I can't imagine how log it must have taken to create this extreme work of art!! Absolutely STUNNING!!! Love it!!! Hugs. Pat Frank

dolcreations said...

Norma, your hands work magic! This is totally amazing. I wish I could take a class and do this! You have worked perfection here!

Elle said...

STUNNING project!

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, Norma, this is breathtaking! I can't get enough of looking at your beautiful coloring and stunning design. I agree with Pat! You are absolutely fearless when it comes to designing your cards...I need some lessons!
Merry Christmas hugs...Barb

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Norma :-) I love this star shape and the images and details are amazing !! beautiful creation ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

MarcyK924 said...

Jaw dropping coloring of Tilda! I can almost feel the texture!! Have a wonderful holiday season and thanks for joining us at Stamptacular! Hugs, Marcy

Céline said...

this is an amazing project! wonderful idea and coloring
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

Anonymous said...

Wow Norma, How clever! I might have to try this one when I get a spare hour or two. I love the design and the colours you've used, Delightful creation!
Hugs Julie P

Betsy said...

So beautiful, Norma! I just love everything you create!! Always a treat for the eye!

Angela said...

I LOVE the shape of this card! How clever and I need to find the instructions for this one! Beautifully colored images and I love how your border punches all line up when folded. Amazing creation, Norma! hugs, Angela

charlene said...

What a great idea and your coloring is just amazing as always...

Chris said...

A delightful card, Norma! I love the blues. The design is intriguing. Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges!


Heleen said...

This is awsome! What a great creation.Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.


Pen to Paper said...

Wow Norma!!! This is gorgeous!!! I don't know how you have the time to make such lovely cards!!!



Violets Corner said...

Stunning project Norma, love the intricate design and the beautiful colouring.

Many thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious.

Warm hugs

Christina C. said...

Good heavens, Norma, you always come up with something totally brilliant!
You just keep amazing us with your magnificent works of art. This is absolutely breathtaking.

email: said...

The design of this blew my mind for a minute there!! WOW! I love the Tildas you chose and how you colored them! Looks really nice!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

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Candy said...

What great hand made paper.
Your card is so different and the shape perfect for this Challenge!
Beautifully coloured and decorated :o)
I am sure it was a lot of work!
Hugs, Candy

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Wow! THis is beautiful!!!

Rene said...

WOW!!!! This is amazing...I love blue and brown and all the images are colored so beautifully! Spectacular!
You are a rock star!!!
Rene :D

Jean said...

Norma, this card is so gorgeous..I adore your folding of the card and the Tilda's you used.. simply amazing.. a perfectly stunning card and all your coloring is just rght on.. Beautiful card.
Hugs, Jean

Elle said...

This is nothing short of spectacular. Your creativity humbles me.

Francy said...

This card star is stunning. great job. I hope to see the tutorial.

cathylynn said...

What a BEAUTIFUL CARD and Thank You for sharing the tutorial too!
Norma your coloring and DP's are all so beautiful. You are one very brilliant lady! And very talented too!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Patti Jo said...

I've seen a couple of these cards, but Norma you are the one to pull it all together with just the right things! Beautiful work as always!!! As far as a favorite, mine changes daily!!!

Seija said...

Wowieee ... it's a realy gorgeous Work!!!!! So amazing! Love it!
XOXO Michi

Delphine said...

WOW, WOw, WOW!!!! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

Anonymous said...

so darn gorgeous and so different too! Thanks for joining in with us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, Come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Jane said...

Hi Norma! this is fabulous! I love the swirly edging around the star and amazing colouring - your folds look amazing! So thrilled to be on the team with you! hugs, Jane xxx

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