Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Happy Tuesday!!! Today being the 4th Tuesday of the month, it's time for a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. This is my DT card.

Our monthly 2nd challenge is an inspiration challenge (the first one being a colour challenge) and Cabio who is our hostess for January has chosen this picture for your inspiration.

I hope you will come and play along with us in our challenge. And for more inspirations just have a look at fabulous cards/projects of my DT teamates HERE. There's random draw for a $25 Gift Certificate from Magnolia-licious.

Magnolia-licious is Diana's on-line store where those wonderful Magnolia products (stamps, doohickey cutting dies, magazines) are available. Check out also the gorgeous Memory Box dies there.

Now back to my card...it is another front panel side step card, but the front panel this time is off to the side instead of centered.

The images on this card are, of course, Magnolia's. This is my favorite Edwin. And I can really say that about this Edwin--it's my fave of all. I can't say that with Tildas though as there are just tooooo... many to single one out, so I have quite a number of favorite Tildas...LOL. This Edwin is called Edwin with Butterfly and he is from Magnolia's Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011. The house scenery image is called Welcome to a Lovely Home from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012. I've used my coloured pencils to colour the images for this card.

Oops almost forgot to mention...I made a wee substitution on the image. The original one had Edwin holding up a butterfly, but I replaced it with a wrapped heart from another Tilda image.

Here's how I've finished up the inside of my card.

Mushy sentiment...LOL. I love this adorable Tilda. And yes you guessed it, she is ONE of my favorites...haa haa. She is from the Sweet Rainbow Collection 2011 and she is called Sweetie Tilda.

Challenges that I am entering with this card:
Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTanglar Week 140 – A window/door on your card
Cupcake Craft Challenges Cupcake 176 – All You Need Is Love
Let's Ink It Up Challenge #19 - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge #177 - Swirls
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge – Have a Heart (my oldie but goodie is the Magnolia swirl & leaf dies--the swirls is my fave...ever)

Thanks for taking the time to drop by. I very much appreciate the visit. Have a wonderful week.

Materials and Tools Used:

DP's: Recolletions Graceful paper pad

Dies: Spellbinders Lavels Fifteen; Magnolia doohickey cutting dies Swirls and Leaf; Cheery Lynn Design Grass Border and Small Rose

Punches: Martha Stewart Pine Branch; Punch Bunch medium and small Daisy; EK Success medium Retro Flower

Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Frayed Burlap; heart-shaped bling and pearls from my stash

Medium: coloured pencils - Faber-Castell Polychromos, Derwent Coloursofts and Prismacolor Premiers


~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Your card is awesome! I love how you altered Edwin with the heart and I think that I also need Sweetie Tilda now! =)

Jay Jay

maxine said...

A stunning card x

Astrid said...

Hi Norma,
Such a gorgeous card, sooo lovely and the colouring sooo beautiful.
Its a very nice card for a house warming.
Hugs Astrid

debby said...

This is probably one of the lovliest cards I have ever seen ...its absolutely beautiful and the design is just fabulous.
Debby :0)

cabio's craft corner said...

I think you did a fabulous job on altered the heart to replace the butterfly for Edwin. Love the romantic looking Tilda inside too. Gorgeous card Norma :o)

Barb Hardeman said...

Gorgeous work Norma! Your coloring is supreme! I love your take on the challenge! The little scene you created is awesome...beautiful on the inside as well...hugs...Barb <><

Margaret said...

Haven't been by for a while and there was so much to see. All of just beautiful, Wont stay away so long again.
Margaret M

Paper Tails said...

Wow, beautiful card!!! Awesome attention to all the detail on your design.


Linda said...

Wow norma what a spectacular scene you made!!!! Love the image and all the details!!!! The coloring is exquisite!!!!! Fabulous creation!!!!

Francy said...

Wow this step card is stunning. I love the town and Edwin image.

Iulia said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Norma, the shape is perfectly chosen so are the papers, the sentiments and stamps. I'm always amazed at how perfect your design work is. Wow!
Glad you shared your card with us at Just Magnolia:)
Sending big hugs your way, Iulia

Rene said...

Oh Norma, how beautiful is this sweet card! I love how you swapped out the butterfly for the heart!
Rene :D

Cathy Lee said...

So adorable, Norma. Love the inside too. Excellent coloring; I miss those pencils. I should break 'em out again.
Cathy Lee

SuzanneK said...

Just too cute for words, love every detail. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU this month, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Pen to Paper said...

Oh my goodness Norma, simply beautiful!!! I love it!!!



Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card, many thanks for sharing the love at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week!

Warm hugs

Anonymous said...

Beautifully done Norma! Your colouring is absolutely gorgeous! I love the inside too,just beautiful
Hugs Julie P

karen irvine said...

i havent tried a side step card yet. this really makes me want to try one! i just love the colors you've used, and the flowers are just gorgeous! what a great card!

LINDA W. said...

As always a gorgeous card. I love your design and your coloring.
hugs Linda

cathylynn said...

Absolutely Darling!! WOW I love it all!! Wonderful scene and lovely on the inside too!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Jean said...

Goodness Norma, another gorgeous card.. not an easel card, but a difficult one anyway.. I adore Edwin and his "home".. You did such a perfect job with your coloringand the layout is so terrific and the coloring outstanding... I love the inside as well as the outside and adore the writing.. A sinply beautiful card.. Hugs, Jean

Cami said...

Wonderful card and great take on the inspiration. Neat how you put the heart in Edwin's hand and that background scenic image is just perfect for the sentiment.


Sharon said...

Oh wow Norma, your cards are absolutely beautifuly. A real feast for the eye. hugs Sharon

syllie said...

Beautiful card Norma. The design is fabolous and your colorcomo is awesome.

Christina C. said...

G-A-S-P!!!!!!!!!!! OMG....such a work of art!!!! I absolutely adore your spectacular creation...gorgeous coloring of the images and the design is simply amazing. You are an incredibly creative artist. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Danielle said...

Norma this is just adorable. Love this Edwin, and the scene you created for him. your coloring is divine. Just love the details about your card, look at this brick wall where Edwin is sitting and the cute grass. Beautiful!
have a nice day.

Elle said...

OMG your card is so BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love that you used both Tilda and Edwin. So sweet!

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Norma, THIS IS a stunning card!!! Loving all of the details and awwww your coloring and papers are perfect!!

Candy said...

What a beautiful card!!!
The images go SO WELL together and I love that you substituted the wonderful heart for the bee :o)
Big hugs, Candy

Brodders said...

Gorgeous x

Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week, good luck!

Raissa Costa said...

Thank you for so kind comment!
Your blog is beautiful.
Thank you for visiting.
Brazilian kisses

Suzi said...

Wow! Wow! and another Wow! Norma This is so GORGEOUS!!!!!!, love the colour combo and design.
Suzi x

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cor* said...

There I was thinking the front side step card was so amazing,,,,,,,,,,,then I see the inside! YOWZAS!! Remarkable. Thanks for joining us at LIIU this month!

having a {me} day said...

Oh what a fabulous Edwin card & love the inside too. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

Dena said...

How do you do it? This is amazing! It all goes together so perfectly! Love how you changed out the butterfly for a heart and the sentiment is PERFECT for the images!!! Very inspiring!!!
Hugs, Dena

Maria said...

Oooooh Norma, I always seem to say WOW! Gorgeous card and your embellishments and colouring are perfect. Your projects are simply inspiring. Hugs, Maria

Jani said...

WOw, how wonderful!
Jani x

Debs said...

Awesome card - stunning colouring.
Thanks for sharing it with us at AOBG this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

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