Monday, October 08, 2012

Autumn Birthday card - Sweet Stamping Pixies October Challenge

If you're looking for my posting for the Magnolia-licious October Blog Hop, click HERE--or scroll down below this posting. 


I am late with this posting..yikes!  I was supposed to post this earlier today...LOL...for the Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge Blog.  Today being the 2nd Monday of the month--it's still Monday here in my neck of the woods, LOL, although it's already tomorrow in Europe--it's time for a new challenge to be introduced.  The theme for the October challenge is Autumn/Fall

Anyway, I had managed to finished only the card front, took a picture of it and send it over to meet the deadline be posted in the challenge blog.  Took me today to finished the rest of the card...LOL.  Finally, here is my DT card.

I hope you'll come and play along with our challenge. is our sponsor and they are offering a 10.00 Euros Gift Certificate.
Don't forget to visit our Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge blog HERE and be inspired by the fabulous cards of my DT teamies. 
I've made my card into a twisted easel card--I haven't made too many of this type of easel cards. 
Like the name says, it's an easel card with a twist.  If you're interested, my DT teamie Pam Sparks has a tutorial for this if you're interested, HERE
This adorable being featured is A Little Gift Tilda from Magnolia's Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection 2011

Check out Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store for your source of Magnolia stamps. She has a vast selection of both the full-size and mini stamps. Check out also the selections of cutting dies from Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Magnolia, Marianne Design and Cheery Lynn Designs. Diana also gives excellent service, discounted prices and you earn in-store credit for every order to boot.
Challenges for this card:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #40 - Sketch
Cupcake Craft Challenge #213 - Autumn
I ♥ Promarkers Challenge #137 - Autumn Colours
Dutch Dare Card Challenges DDCC #185 - Fall is in the Air
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #55 - Fall is Here!
Fussy and Fancy Friday Week 73 - Easel Card
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge 18 - Feeling Floral
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #151 - Anything Goes   
Thanks for stopping by.  I very much appreciate your visits and your encouraging comments.  Have a wonderful week!
Materials and Tools Used:
DP's:  Imaginisce Apple Cider.Fall In Love; a couple of DP's from my scrap bin--I think they are from Creative Keepsakes and Hot Off the Press
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Circles and Labels Fourteen
Punches:  Martha Stewart Woodland Branch edge punch; Marvy Uchida large and medium Daisy; Punch Bunch large Daisy 
Miscellaneous:  TIm Holtz distress ink stamp pad Vintage Photo; pearls and glitter from my stash
Medium:  alcohol-ink-based markers--Letraset Promarkers, Letraset Pantone Trias (-T)
- face and skin--blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair--cocoa, raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- dress--terra cotta, spice, honeycomb, apricot
- socks and gift--olive green, marsh green, 617-T, warm grey 5-T, cool greys 1 to 4-T
- wings--5527-T, 5507-T
- background--550-T, 5527-T    


debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous and so cute.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous Magnolia card with great Fall colours. Thanks for joining us at Card Makin Mamas.x

Maris said...

hi norma, very lovely and warm creation, love this paper, i think i have it too, xx

Durvina said...

Wow, all your cards and creations are so amazing!
I became a new follower of your blog, thanks for the inspiration!

hugs, Durvina

Lamanuelle said...

Elle est superbe cette carte, bises. Nadine

Betty said...

Just adore this card and your colouring is fab I so need to be able to colour like this or even be brave enough to actually use my promarkers lol

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

It's so lovely.
Hugs Miranda

Lisa Minckler said...

Norma, she's gorgeous! The entire scenery is filled with wonderful Autumn traits and I love that brick wall she's sitting on. Such a beautiful Fall card. :)
Thank you so much for joining our challenge and sharing your wonderful talent with us at Dutch Dare.
Lisa xx

Dena said...

Wonderful, rich colors! Your card is amazing and I LOVE the flowers!!!! Soooo pretty Norma!
Hugs, Dena

Mojca said...

Oh my this is soooooo gorgeous Norma! I love the colors and your pretty coloring.
hugs Mojca

Kelly said...

Norma your cards are always classy and perfectly done, I love this one a lot.

Christina C. said...

Norma, your coloring of this image is phenomenal....the BEST I have ever seen! Gorgeous papers and your handmade flowers are beyond luscious!
The card style is phenomenal...thanks for providing the link to Pam's tutorial!

Lorraine said...

This is absolutely lovely. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Suzan L said...

Hi Norma, your twisted easel card is so gorgeous! I love the design papers along with the layout that you used. Your handmade flowers are beautiful as always. I've wanting to try to make some using your wonderful tutorial! Have a wonderful day!

Marlies said...

A beautiful card Norma! I love the shape and the warm colours!! Fab colouring of Tilda as well! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, hugs, Marlies

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Norma. I love the image and fabulous autumnal colours.
Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Lorraine x

Bettina L. said...

Wow this is such a beautiful card. Love the design with the flowers, peals and distressing and that little scene you've created on to this twisted easel as well. Thanks for playing at Dutch Dare Card Challenge and Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday and saturday for some new challenges. Bettina xx

Sinikka said...

wow, fab coloration and great decorated.
Hugs Sinikka

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card, awesome colours and fab details.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Danielle Champagne said...

OH! la la.. Norma, Ilove this image sooomuch, and your colored her wonderfully, look at the braids... and the pleats. Fabulous. I love you bouquet, the wonderful earh colors, and the cute papers. FAbulous creation. Hugs.

Only By His Grace said...

Gorgeous card Norma. Fabulous colouring. Fantastic flowers and design paper.
Hugs maz

cabio's craft corner said...

Darling twisted easel Norma. Your beautiful flowers are so amazing GF. The pretty DP and your awesome coloring displayed this card so beautifully!!

Peggie said...

What a neat way to use this stamp. Tilda is so pretty in her brown dress. The flowers are just perfect.

Eulanda said...

WOOOOOOOOW! NORMA!! THIS IS GORGEOUS! Again with the amazing home crafted flowers and that coloring!! My eyes love me for bringing them here. LOL! Hugs!

lalkygirl said...

what a fab card ,so beautifully coloured and the papers are stunning
thanks for playing at I ♥ ProMarkers and good luck
tracey x

Patti Jo said...

Love the fall colors and your flower arrangement is fab!!! Well so is your coloring, but that is always awesome!!!! Absolutely gorgeous card Norma!!!

Cami said...

This is a gorgeous autumnal card using this Tilda with gift from the Christmas collection. Love that you can use this image for other occasions. As always, your card style, color selection, layout, papers and coloring are fabulous! I always look forward to seeing your next creation.


Karen said...

Lovely card! Gorgeous colors and coloring. Your flower spray looks awesome. I really like the subtle glitter you used on her wings.


Unknown said...

Hi Norma, love this twisted easelcard! Gorgeous colors and such a pretty layout. Hugs Frea

Karen said...

This stamp looks great with this! I never would have thought of this stamp with these colors, but it is beautiful!! : )

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful Norma! Adorable Tilda and gorgeous coloring and designing for Fall and SSPC! She's a doll!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Oct. 10, 2012. Thanks again.

Cathy Lee said...

Gorgeous birthday card, Norma. I love how you color your images. Awesome twisted easel design. Your artwork is so inspiring.
Cathy Lee

Kjersti said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card - love the image and the amazing coloring!
Have a nice day!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Sue said...

This is stunning Norma. I love the sweet image and your colouring is so beautiful. The papers and your flowers are gorgeous

Thank you for taking part in the Stampin’ for the Weekend Feeling Floral Challenge


Candy said...

You have coloured Tilda soooo beautifully!
Love your flowers, and the twisted easel
Great design :o)
Big hugs, Candy

Chris said...

This is just adorable, Norma! I love the colors - so perfect for the season. I love that you've transformed a Christmas stamp to be one for a Fall design! I love your work! This card is a perfect example of why!

Chris Christensen

Suzi Mac said...

Such a fabulous card Norma, beautiful layout, Tilda and embellishments. A true Autumnal creation.
Suzi x

Donna said...

Beautiful card with the gorgeous autumn colours. Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake :) Donna ♥ x

Jean said...

Norma, don't think anyone ever cares if you are ever late as your cards are so gorgeous and this one is another one.. I adore the twisted easel!! Love the colors and the layout and your flowers are so perfect.. as for Tilda she is colored so perfectly as always. Love your pp and your phase.
Hugs, Jean

Linda Palmer said...

This is so beautiful. Everything you do turns out awesome. Gorgeous card.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a beautiful card.

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Lovely stamp and warm rich snuggly colours - love it! Thanks for sharing
Debbie xx

Myrna Marcano said...

gorgeous card!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card Norma, thank you for sharing the autumnal colours with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges.

Warm hugs

Anonymous said...

Beautifully done, I love the colours and papers and those gorgeous flowers, very sweet card
Hugs julie P

Sheryl said...

Hi Norma! This is such a pretty Fall Birthday card! Your flower embellishments and layout make your card so very special. What a lucky birthday girl! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

shamraiz said...

The entire scenery is filled with wonderful Autumn traits and I love that brick wall she's sitting on. Such a beautiful Fall card. :)
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