Sunday, January 08, 2012

Happy Thoughts

Hello!

This is another favorite type of card for me. It is a front-panel side step card.




New stuff for me to play with for this card. This adorable image is from Magnolia's new Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012. She is called Tilda with Daisy. Love that Memory Box die of Delicate Vine--isn't it gorgeous?--and the Magnolia die Wild Strawberry leaf--love this die because the leaves are embossed. All of these are available from Diana's on-line store Magnolia-licious. Check out all the Magnolia stamps, doohikey cutting dies, magazines, Memory Box and Marinanne Design dies. She offers fabulous discounts and you can get store credits too.


This is how I decorated the inside of my card.


I've put another Tilda here. This one is called Travelling Tilda from the Bon Voyage Collection 2010.


Challenges I am entering with this card:

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #128 – Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes Challenge #102 – Saturated Colours
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations – Something Old, Something New (old stamp, DP's, dies; new stamp, dies)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #45 – Any Sentiment but you must use your scraps
Crafts and Me Challenge #66 – Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #38 – Try Something New (new stamp and die)
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – New Something (new stamp and die)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 198 – What’s New! (new stamp and die)
Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTanglar Week 133 – Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life Challenge 60 – Bingo (flowers, ribbons, swirls)


That's it for now. Thanks so much for dropping by. I appreciate your visit. Have a wonderful week!



Materials and Tools Used:

Sentiment Stamp: Just Rite 'Happy Thoughts'; Paper Inspirations 'Celebrate Calligraphy'

DP's: They're from my scrap bins and I think they're from Hot Off The Press Paper Pizzazz paper pad, but I can't be 100% sure.

Dies: Spellbinders Labels Fourteen; Magnolia Doohickey Cutting Dies Swirl and Wild Strawberrry Leaf; Memory Box Delicate Vine

Punches: EK Success Medium Retro Flower

Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Frayed Burlap; Pearls from my stash.

51 comments:

Louise said...

Gorgeous card Norma!! Your coloring and choice of papers are fabulous. Great creation
Louise

dolcreations said...

Unbelievably beautiful Norma....the paper is gorgeous, the vine and your colouring blows me away! You have totally left me speechless with this beauty!

Donalda said...

Hon this is just breath taking. I so love this and all the detail and the colors of her dress are awesome. Love it dear Hugs

Kelly Neis said...

Your card is so gorgeous, I love the floral DP also. The memory box dies are really cute up the side. This card is all around a beauty.

Barb Hardeman said...

Sensational! Beautifully colored, beautiful dp's and totally delightful images! Hugs...Barb

Cami said...

STUNNING! OMG Norma, this card is so breathtakingly beautiful. Love the style, the DPs, and your coloring is purely masterful...so perfect. The shades of blue reminds me of those antique Dresden (?) dishes. Everything is put together perfectly. Your creativity level and imagination is definitely over the top.
Hugs, Cami

Patti Jo said...

Love those dies too! The vines going down the sides make it sooo elegant!!! Pretty flowers and wonderful design for your gorgeous work inside and out Norma!

Harma said...

This is just so gorgeous Norma I love the DP's and the vine looks great .I just received mine last week .
Hugs harma

Monique said...

Beautifull card Norma ! I love your colouring and the colours you used. That style of card is also very lovely :)).

Hugs Monique

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Norma.
luv
Debby

Paper Tails said...

Wow! Stunning. I love the soft blue tones in this card. Tilda is colored beautifully.

Karen

Creativity with Dawn said...

Beautiful Card!! I just love the colors.

Regina said...

This is amazing!! Love the sweet image and the gorgeous details.
The colouring is perfect.

Lisette Morris said...

Always stunning!! I love the gorgeous blues. Gorgeous!

Myrna said...

Beautiful, just beautiful Norma!!

Kathy Gerace said...

Those blue roses and flowers on the DPs are just perfect. Love your coloring. How do you continually come up with such gorgeous cards!?! Everything is just perfect.
Huggeroonies,
Kathy

Cathy said...

This is so beautiful! A perfect card!!!

jans said...

Your card is so gorgeous grt jans

Janiel/ janny said...

Beautiful Norma!! I love the rich blue with the white... Stunning card dear..
hugs...........

Laura said...

I always love dropping in Norma. There's always something beautiful to see.
So, you got some new toys!! Christmas gifts perhaps?? lol...from yourself...lol. We always know just what to get!!

Laura

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Sweet, adorable, stunning, and a masterpiece. Love all the blues too.

Basement Stamper said...

stunning card, love all those dies you used on it. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations, Happy New Year!

Frea said...

Oh wow Norma, how cool is this card!! Love it, such great deep colour of blue nd I love all those images you used. I´m sure this one took you loads of time, but well worth while, it´s just brilliant! HUgs, Frea

Elle said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL! I love the vines and the papers.

Barb said...

Oh Norma,
What an adorable card, love your design and superb "coloring."
Wishing you an artful week.
Barb

Jenée said...

Oh my, what an absolutely stunning card. I so like the rich colours of the blues you used. Your colouring of the images is outstanding (I want to colour like you when I grow up - LOL)! Everything about this card is just wonderful!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Darling card, Norma! And your coloring is absolutely AMAZING!!!! Great job!
Huggies & Blessings ~
Sharron♥

Debbie Dolphin said...

Beautiful. Everything about it is just STUNNING xx
Thankyou so much for joining in with us this week at MDUC xx
Hugs
Debbie xx

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Gorgeous! Love your coloring!

Rene said...

WOOOOOOOOOW!!!! This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rene :D

Astrid said...

Gorgeous Norma, this card, realy realy gorgeous,
Hugs Astrid

Christina C. said...

Your cards are all amazing works of art and this one is no exception!
This is another impressive card style. Magnificently colored Tildas and the papers and details are incredible!

Diane J said...

Just gorgeous. Love the coloring on your Maggies. Looks great with the DP. In my dreams I can color like that!

Diana Crick said...

Hi Norma, This reminds me of a Dutch Delft plate. The effect is stunning. Where oh where did you find such beautiful paper? I too love this card shape it really showcases Tilda. I know I always comment on your pleats but want to say once again, they are brilliant!!
hugs, Diana

Pam said...

OMG Norma...this is gorgeous!!! I love how you put everything together. Beautiful coloring, DPs, flowers, etc. LOVE IT !!!!
Hugs...Pam:)

PaperLace n Card Nook said...

Norma just so so beautiful. gorgeous work. hugs Carolyn

Paula said...

WOW, WOW, WOW. This is simply stunning!! Everything about this card is just perfect!! I love the colors, the Tilda(s), the embellies....oh my, I just think this is fantastic!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

I love that pretty DP and the even awesome thing is that yo use the same scheme to color Tildas. Gorgeous step card. Oh and you remind me of this MB die. I have it and haven't use it yet, lol
Hugs,
Cabio

Candy said...

Norma,
Your card is exquisite!!
The blue and white colour choice is awesome. It shows your work off to perfection.
I am in awe of your talent....
Hugs, Candy

Deb said...

So beautiful!
Many thanks for joining in the first Cute Card Thursday Challenge of 2012!
Happy crafting, Debxx

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous! Beautiful!

Julie said...

What a pretty card. Isn't it fun to use your scraps? Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Hugs,
Julie

Denise said...

gorgeous
thanks for joining in at Magnolia Down Under this week
hugs
Denise

Iulia said...

Hi Norma and Happy Healthy New Year to you and your loved ones!
Your card here is simply gorgeous, I wouldn't have expected less from you:) those papers are simply fabulous and your coloring always a pleasure to admire!
Thanks for playing along and supporting Just Magnolia!
Hugs, Iulia

Julie said...

Really gorgeous Norma! I love the rich blue and the lovely contrasts.

Hugz,
Julie

julieprice3 said...

This one is definately my favourite Norma! The colours are just perfect and that DP is gorgeous! It reminds me of some quilting fabric I used to have. I just love everything about this one .Every time I think that I have enough Memory Box dies you tempt me with a new one... I think I need a new credit card next LOL This would make a perfect Birthday Card for someone who has a Birthday in February...I'd be Happy to send you my address any time you have a card with out a home. Absolutely Gorgeous!!
Hugs Julie P

PBrown9624 said...

I LOVE this card!!! The papers, the colors, your coloring!... BEAUIFUL!

Michelle B. said...

So very beautiful, inside and out! The flourishes are so elegant and I love the blues and cream! Thanks for playing with us at Aud Sentiments!

deesdesigns said...

Your card is leaving me speechless, Norma! This is STUNNING! Love the blue DP - I wish I had this paper in my scrap bin!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us for our "Use Your Scraps" challenge at Aud Sentiments. Good Luck and I hope you'll be able to join us for our new challenge on the 19th!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What a gorgeous card, Norma! Love that beautiful blue! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes, I hope you can join us for our birthday celebration!

Danielle said...

OMG! Norma... I missed this one. How could I? it is STUNNING. I love this shade of blue, it reminds me of those white and blue dishes... the style of the card is fabulous, I love the vines decorating the sides, and Miss tilda, is just soooo beautifully colored. Everything is so harmonious. WOW... Phenomenal.
Hugs.

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