Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Gifts of Christmas


Just a short posting here to show a couple cards.  I am using the same image, but have given the cards different designs.  Hope you like them.

This adorable image is of Tilda with Tag Gifts.  She is from the A Christmas Story Collection 2012 from Magnolia.

This image is so versatile.  Although she is from a Christmas collection, you can easily put her on a birthday card.

Magnolia stamps are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store. Have a look there at the other equally adorable images, both full size and mini stamps. Diana also has a selection of cutting dies from Magnolia, Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Marianne Design and Cheery Lynn Designs.

Challenges for this card:
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #177 - Christmas
Charisma Cardz Challenge #49 - Christmas Makes
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #61 - Holiday Inspired
Divas by Design Challenge #65 - Use Some Red (entry is for the 2nd card)
Card Makin' Mamas - Happy Holidays
Cards und More Challenge #71 - Pearls
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #58 - Christmas
Bunny Zoe's December Challenge - Celebration
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #58 - 'Tis the Season (use Holly Flourish and Pine branches dies)

By the way, my sister was impressed with my pinecones...LOL.  I used one of the Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circle dies to make a diecut out of kraft paper, coloured it, cut it out with a scissor and then shaped it into a pinecone.  Do they look real or what...hee hee.

Thanks so much for dropping by.  I appreciate the visit.  Have a wonderful weekend.  Enjoy!

Materials Used:
DP's: I've used papers that were in my scrap bins, so I don't know their names, but I believe they were from Recollections paper pads.
Dies: Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Labels Fourteen and Petite Scalloped Circles (for the pinecones); Tim Holtz Festive Greenery; Cheery Lynn Designs Holly Flourish and Pine Branches
Punches: Martha Stewart Scalloped Dot edge punch
Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz distress ink pad Walnut Stain; Zutter binding wire; pearls from my stash
Medium:  Letraset Promarker and Pantone Tria markers


Cordine said...

Gorgeous Norma!

Cami said...

MORE gorgeous advent calendar cards Norma! I love them all!


Antoinette Voorn said...

This is really beautiful!

Gr Antoinette

Margyz Paper Games said...

Your cards are gorgeous and I love those pine cones. Very clever. oxo Marg

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

It's lovely.
Hugs Miranda

Maris said...

hi Norma, love them both, what a great tekst is this xx

Riadesign said...

Hoi Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia lover
What A great card you have made Lovely colors and a sweet image! Thanks you for joining us at the Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog hope to see you next time
hugs Ria
come and check out my blog and become a follower

mgoll88 said...

Looks wonderfull, grat projects!


Sheila said...

Fabulous card Norma, those pine cones are awesome.
Thanks for joining us this week over at Cheery Lynn designs.
Sheila xx

Sandy Hulsart said...

What lovely calendar cards, just too cute! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Laura Andrews said...

What do ya mean, "hope you like them"????? What's not to like???? Your cards are always an insiration. Merry Christmas Norma.

Kelly Neis said...

I love that sentiment! Both of these beauties are gorgeous, I cannot pick a favorite. Have a very merry Christmas!
Hugs Kelly

nicolet said...

Wow this card is amazing!!
Thanks for joining us at LHoSM.
Hugs Nicolet

Sharon said...

These are beautiful cards. Love the Tilda's and coloured beautifully. The layouts are stunning as are the embellishments. Thank you for sharing these with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Margreet said...

Awww, this is so your colouring...thanks for sharing with the Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

EnblogSail said...

Fabulous! Merry Christmas!

..Karen said...

They are both beautiful! : )

Anonymous said...

they are just wonderful Norma, I love your calender cards, such a wonderful idea
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and New Year
Hugs Julie P

Angie Bächi said...

Oh Norma, this is so stunning! Amazing! Gorgeous! Lovely! I'm completely taken by your coloration!!! And there so many filigrane details that keep my eyes sticking looking at it... 8) See my big eyes hahahaha! So glad you've joined us at Cards Und More Challenge!!! Hope you'll play with us on upcomming Challenges too... Little tip: we do have a new rule asking to share the project with no more than 5 Challenges in total. Otherwise it will not be eligible for the price and I wish you sooo much luck for winning it :)

Francy said...

these calendars are stunning, I love the colours and the details.

Mojca said...

Oh these are just gorgeous!!!! I just love how you colour your images and the pretty embellishments. Hugs! Mojca

NGCARDS said...

A great Christmas make! Thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Paper Tails said...

Beautiful as always! Love the way you colored Tilda's dress.


Cathy Lee said...

These are gorgeous, Norma. I love looking at your fabulous advent calendars. Your Tildas are perfectly colored. Love the pretty papers and embellies.
Happy Holiday Hugz,
Cathy Lee

cathylynn said...

Both gorgeous and I love those pinecones too!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Bubbles said...

These are really gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Debbie Pamment said...

I just LOVE your calender cards - I was hoping to try making one myself but ran out of time! Another Norma tutorial on my to do list!
Merry Christmas to you my friend too.

Sherry said...

Like them? I absolutely luv them. Your work is always stunning. I love all the details you added.


Suzi said...

Two very beautiful gift calendars Norma, I agree with you that this sweet Tilda is so adaptable for all occasions. A very Happy Christmas to you and your family.
Suzi x

Debbie Dolphin said...

Hello Dear Norma

Your cards are so gorgeous. Thankyou so much for joining in with us at MDUC this week
Hugs Debbie xx

Camilla said...

Thank you for being with us in this week's challenge at MDUC.
I wish you good luck with your lovely card.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Hug Camilla <3

cabio's craft corner said...

Norma, you have put in so much work and effort for these calendar and each single one of them looks gorgeous. I am so lucky to be able to actually feel one and it look much much nicer than the picture!!!! FABULOUS JOB :o)

Rhea Weigand said...

just lovely, thanks for playing along in the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge. Rhea

Shannon83k said...

Both are just gorgeous, Thanks so much for joining us at CMM. DT Member Shannon/Shannon83k

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