Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas To You!

Hello, everyone!  And a Merry Christmas to all of you!  I hope you're all having or going to have a fabulous time with family and friends.

Okay, I promise this is the last advent calendar card that you are going to see on my blog...that is the last card this year!  LOL.  I had planned for this card to be posted on Christmas day, so I've set the advent calendar date to Dec. 25 when I took the pictures, before giving the card to my sister and her family. 

This image of Tilda in Winter Light, is I think still my all time favorite Christmas Tilda...or one of...LOL  She is from the Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010 from Magnolia.  The bench is a CC Designs Sugarplums Park Bench image.

Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store, is an excellent source for your Magnolia images.  You can find both full-size and mini stamps.  However if you can't find the one you want there--like this Tilda one because it's out of stock as it's from a 2010 collection--ask the lovely Diana if she can bring it in for you.
Oh, and check out also the adorable images from the upcoming With Love Collection 2013.  They are ready for pre-orders!

I've coloured my images with markers--Letraset Promarkers and Pantonte Trias.  I didn't do any masking, but rather I've cut the Tilda image out and then for an added 3D effect mount her on foam tape.  I've used some liquid appliqué to add patches of snow on the bench and the overhanging branches and pinecones--I love that liquid appliqué! My friend Christine--she's a doll-- sent me a tube of that stuff.  A tube goes a long way!  Thanks, Christine!
Don't know if you can tell from the pictures, but I added glitter to the snowflakes and the snow on the ground.  Oops, forgot to sprinkle some yellow/gold glitter around the lantern so that it looks like the light is haloed around it...agghhh!!!

Challenges for this card:
Crafts and Me #115 – Winter Wonderland Bumper Christmas Challenge
Basic Grey Challenge 84 – Anything Goes
Tilda's Town  – Challenge #32 – Something Christmas 
Unique Crafters - All about Christmas 
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations #54 – Anything Goes as long as it's festive
You, Me and Magnolia Challenge #4 - Christmas
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #59 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas #103 – Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas 
Top Tip Tuesday Challenges #92 – Anything Christmas goes

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate the visit. 

Enjoy the holiday season.  And please stay safe!!!

Materials Used:
Stamps used other then mentioned above:  Inkadinkadoo 'Winter Wonderland'
DP's: K&Company EB Visions of Christmas paper pad; Basic Grey euphoria/felicity; Making Memories BigDot Rouge Paperie
Dies: Dee's Dinstinctively Small Snow Covered Stacker Tree; Cheery Lynn Designs Pine Branches; Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles; Memory Box Whimsical Flourish; Crealies Creative Flower No. 18 for the larger snowflakes
Punches: Martha Stewart Scalloped Dot and Snowflake edge punches; Floral Punch Stamen FLP 012
Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; Marvy Uchida Liquid Appliqué; Jewel Ritz micro-fine glitter Cool Highlights; Zutter binding wire
Colouring Medium:  Letraset Promarkers and Letraset Pantone Trias (-T)
- face and skin--blush, coral, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and boots--umber, burnt sienna, caramel, sandstone
- red shades--burgundy, 702-T, 701-T, 692-T
- bench--umber, cinnamon, tan
- lantern--mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- white areas--warm grey 5-T, cool greys 1-T to 4-T


Christy Designs said...

Wow... Beautiful calender Norma !
Love your design and your coloring.
Have a wonderful Christmas.....

Maris said...

hi dear Norma, for you and your familie, a Merry Christmas ,and what a great creation again, love the colors, and thanks for joining in at YMAM ,i put your link in to it xx

Cordine said...

Gorgeus Norma as always!
Merry christmas and a happy and creative 2013!

mgoll88 said...

Very wonderfull, looks fantastic!


Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

It's such a lovely card.
Merry Christmas
Hugs Miranda

Christine Dol said...

I'm going to miss your advent calendar cards.My crafty friends and I have been making tjhem too! We love your work! This one is a favorite! Have a wonderful Christmas Norma!

Christina C. said...

I know your sister will treasure this gorgeous Christmas calendar! Love the cute Tilda and all the gorgeous die cuts....so stunning!
Looking forward to your beautiful and inspirational creations in 2013!

Mojca said...

Another beauty. And a marry Christmas to you too. hugs! Mojca

Cissy Prestage said...

What an absolutely beautiful Christmas card! I'm sure your sister will treasure it always! Thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge.
Hugs and sunshine,

Jennifer said...

Hi Norma,

What a gorgeous card!!! :) The details & your coloring are amazing!

Have a Merry Christmas,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Céline said...

another gorgeous project Norma!
love the colors
thanks for playing with us at tilda's town this week

Ivonne said...

Another beautiful calendar Norma. Your family and friends must be delighted with your beautiful creations. Hugs, Ivonne

Hazel said...

Wonderful project - love it - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 104 - hope to see you soon - hope you've had a good Christmas. x

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Just did a tour of your advent calendars and wowzers!!!! So many beautiful details!!! Alot of hard work with fabulous results!!! Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Tammy at Créations LaDiva :) xx

I have some candy on my blog, would love to have you join, still a few days left :) Thank you if you already have ☺

Rene said...

Another fabulous, gorgeous, amazing project! Thank you so much for joining us at Tilda's Town this week! Good luck and I hope to see you back soon!
Rene :D

Franz♥ said...

Wonderful design and fab colouring Norma!

Thanks for sharing this stunning project with us at Tilda's Town this week :)

Happy winter holidays, hugs, Franz.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure they LOVED it Norma! Gorgeous coloring and creating... beautiful winter scene! Just makes me smile! Thanks for sharing and thanks for playing along with us @ Tilda's Town Challenges!

Kimberly said...

Oh my this is stunning...i would just love to be able to make something like this in my lifetime...super fabulous..thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge..

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful, love the pretty paper and sweet Tilda scene, merry Christmas my friend
Hugs Julie P

Zoe said...

Hi Norma! Been so long since I stopped by but I wanted to wish you a wonderful New Year when I saw your name pop up in my inbox! Hope you had a lovely Christmas. Big Squeezes! xo

EnblogSail said...

Yet another masterpiece Norma!

Susy said...

Beautiful as always,Norma!

Wish you a happy new year!


Anonymous said...

Your creation is just stunning Norma!! Welcome to the Fussy and Fancy DT!! :) I'm already a follower of your gorgeous makings!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
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Sherry said...

Norma, your card is so beautiful. Absolutely luv it.

Hugs and Happy New Year!!

..Karen said...

Wow! This is gorgeous Norma! : )

Rica said...

A beautiful calender Norma, a stunning design and papers. Tilda is adorable and I love all your awesome details!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining Basic Grey challenge.

Cathy Lee said...

Adorable, Norma. I love this Tilda too. Your design style with these advent calendar cards are amazing. I love them all!!!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
Cathy Lee

Danielle said...

Norma, I never get tired of all different versions of your cards, they all have something unique. Love the scene you created for this cute Tilda. Wonderful elements and always such beautiful coloring. Hugs.

Kathy Gerace said...

Oh Norma!! You are just so creative! I love the Advent Calendars you've made this year. Each one is just fabulous and so different from the next one. Can you come to my house and just rub some of your creativity off on me?!?

Candy said...

Very beautiful, Norma!!
I wish you all the very best in thr New Year ❤
Candy xoxo

Chris said...

Oh Norma, this is just gorgeous! Your die cuts are perfect embellishments. The fir bough looks wonderful! There are so many delightful elements on it. It's grat!


cathylynn said...

Totally beautiful Norma! You sure have a way with glorious colors. Great work as always. Happy New Year!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Cami said...

Wow Norma, this is gorgeous! I forgot about this Tilda, and I love the "snow" you added to the bench she's sitting on. Definitely a card to be treasured and enjoyed many, many years!
Happy New Year, Norma!


Paper Tails said...

Another gorgeous calendar! Love the colors you used and the image.


Linda said...

Norma this is aboslutely stunning!!!! Love your creations!!!!! Happy New Year to you and your family!!!!!!

Kathleen said...

Oh so pretty Norma! Love this
Thanks for joining us at Lovely hanglar or sweet magnolia
Kat x

ScrapMo said...

Impressed by your beautiful calendars
I wanted to try to make a calendar inspired by your job
is the first time I try
Your cards are amazing
I hope you like it
Thanks for sharing
Here My Calendar
Hugs from Venezuela

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