Thursday, December 13, 2012

'Twas the night before Christmas


I so enjoyed making the first two advent calendar cards that I decided to make that my theme for this year.  I usually don't have a common theme--I just make whatever I feel like making...LOL.  My plan was to make as many as I can for the people on my Christmas card list in whatever time allowed.  So, I have been busy making a whole bunch of them and then mailing them all out.  I won't show them to you all at once, but bit by bit.  If you get tired of seeing them, let me know...and I'll stop...LOL.

So here's one of them.  Keep in mind that I was rushing so the embellishments on all the cards have been kept to the minimum.

The images being featured here are all from the A Christmas Story Collection 2012 from Magnolia.  This is  Tilda on the Roof and of course she is sitting on the Snowy Roof.  I've actually extended the original roof image to cover the width of the card by hand-drawing more shingles.

Magnolia stamps are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store.  You can find both full size and mini stamps there.  Diana also has a selection of cutting dies from Magnolia, Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Marianne Design and Cheery Lynn Designs.
This is Edwin With Sack.  I don't see this Edwin in the store's inventory, so he must be out of stock.  If you would like to get him, just ask Diana if she can bring the stamps in for you.  
Both Tilda and Edwin were cut out and then mounted on pieces of foam tape.   Not that you can tell from the pictures, but I've added glitter to all the snow and snowflakes and the windows of the lantern.

Challenges for this card:
Simon Says Stamp! - What's Your Favorite? (Magnolia images, Tim Holtz distress ink pad)
It's a Magnolia Challenge - Create a Christmas card
Everybody-Art-Challenge #217 - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge #65 - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge #222 - Merry Christmas
Totally Tilda Challenge #61 - Tilda Sitting Pretty
Tilda's Town Challenge #30 - Celebrate Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Materials and Tools Used:
DP's:  from K&Company Visions of Christmas paper pad
Dies:  Memory Box Whimsical Flourish
Punches:  Martha Stewart puncha around the page combo Snowflake, MS scallop dot edge punch
Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain, Glitter Ritz glitte; Zutter binding wire
Medium: Letraset Promarkes and Pantone Trias


Laila said...

I just love your calendars.
I've actually done several pieces inspired by yours. I hope it is ok :)

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Just lovely.
Hugs Miranda

Antoinette Voorn said...

This is so cool!!! Well done... love your project very much..

Gr Antoinette

Christina C. said...

Spectacular, Norma!!! I could never tire of your calendars....keep 'em coming! I will definitely go into withdrawal after Christmas because I looooove viewing all the beautiful Christmas creations in blogland!

Maris said...

hi Norma, great creation, love it xx

Mojca said...

Oh I love your advent calendars Norma. This one is gorgeous. Such a sweet image. Hugs! Mojca

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so cute.

Cathy Lee said...

Awww, Norma this one is just darling. I can't wait to see more. This one is such a great design, I might have to case it if you don't mind. I've been making these this year for family as well and finally finished last weekend. But I didn't take pics of them because I was getting short on time for delivery. Gorgeous Maggies and love the way you used the fourish die cut for the chimney smoke. AWESOME!!!
Happy Holiday Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Anonymous said...

I could never get tired of seeing your creations Nancy, they are always so beautiful, I'd love to make one of these but I think it's going to have to wait until next year, I'm definitely running out of time, Beautifully coloured and created, I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas Hugs Julie P

Paper Tails said...

I love your calendar! Awesome coloring and great design.


Barb Hardeman said...

So delight Norma! The sweet images on this Christmas Advent card stand alone :-) - no embellishments are necessary. Your work is always fantastic! Beautiful job - again!
Hugs Barb

Ivonne said...

So beautiful Norma. I LOVE the coloring, it is amazing. You can be sure we will not get tired of your calendars, they are so gorgeous! Hugs, Ivonne

..Karen said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! : )

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Norma!
you are so clever at making these Advent cards. this is gorgeous. I love the swirl smoke coming out of the chimney. you are so clever extending the roof. So neat and professionally done.
beautiful coloring.
have a wonderful Christmas Norma.
Hugs maz

Susy said...

This is absolutly gorgeus, Norma!

Oliver (my son) was so happy when he recevie it in the mail, you are so kind sending him a christmas card every year!


cathylynn said...

Spectacular Norma! I too love all of your creations and could never get tired of viewing them. This scene is wonderful as well as your coloring. Holy smoke this is clever! Another fantastic job!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Danielle said...

Norma, I could never get tired of your creations, calendars or cards! they have been, and will always be eye candies! I love the design of this particular one, cause it features Edwin, he is sooo cute, love the roof idea,; I also think it is a wonderful way to send your Christmas wishes. Fabulous! Hugs.

cabio's craft corner said...

Another amazing advent calendar Norma. I totally love this night snowy sky and the great use of the roof top with the cute Tilda & Edwin images :o)

Cami said...

Gorgeous! Your work is spectacular! I am so happy with my advent calendar card, Norma. This style is something I've never seen before, and it's a lot of work. I'll never tire of seeing your creations. Not only the style and layout, but your coloring is beautiful and of course I love your handmade flowers! I'm looking forward to seeing more!

Kelly Neis said...

You must be making these in your sleep now! They are gorgeous and are such perfect gifts! I love looking but haven't had a chance to try one. Beautiful work Norma.

Sherry said...

Oh Norma, this is gorgeous. I luv all of your work. I don't think you would find anyone that would get tired of it!!

Hugs and Merry Christmas

Cordine said...

It's gorgeous Norma!
And thanks for you stunning Xmas card!
Love it

mgoll88 said...

Thats very wonderfull, look fantastic..a great project!


dolcreations said...

Norma, you are such an inspiration to me. Whenever I have no mojo, no idea what to make...I see your posts and think...I have to make that. Now I will tell you, it does not have the wow thing going on that your stuff does...but i have so much fun trying!!LOl Thank-you for all your creations this year and keep it coming in the new year!
P.S. I sent you and email a couple of days ago. I hope you received it!

Sheri said...

On my word Norma!! This is amazing!!!

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