Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Christmas Roses


Woo-hoo...I've managed to add another card to my Christmas card collection for this year.  I think I'm averaging one Christmas card per month--LOL, I think that's just pitiful!  I really have to do better.  Anyway here's my Christmas-In-July card.

I just love hellebores--commonly known as Christmas Rose.  They come in a variety of colours, but the white ones are my favorite.  So I've tried to recreate them in paper--I think I came close, don't you think?
Edited: I've now done a tutorial on the paper hellebores/Christmas Rose which you can find HERE if interested.

I've turned this into an easel card...

I've used a couple Magnolia images here and have used my coloured pencils to do the colouring.

- Delightful Tilda from the Special Moments Collection 2013
- Peppermint from the Merry Little Christmas Collection 2013

These 2 stamps and other Magnolia images, both full-size and mini, are available from Magnolia-licious on-line store.  If you don't see the particular one you are looking for, contact Diana and ask her if she can bring it in for you.
The Sea Breeze Collection 2013, Magnolia's newest stamp collection, are in the store now.
Check out also the selection of wonderful Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet and newly introduced to the store are the cute Wild Rose Studio stamps.
Prices are discounted!  Along with excellent customer service, you get to earn 2% in-store credit of every order which you can apply to future purchases.  Cool!

Challenges for this card:
As You Like It Challenge #6 - Your favorite special occasion and why (it's Christmas of course and I love the festive feeling everywhere you go)
Charisma Cardz Challenge #28 - Girly
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas in July
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge #25 - Paper Crafting Techniques (easel card)
Creative Fingers Challenge #2 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas in July
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #60 - Lots of Layers
Papertake Weekly - Die-ing For A Punch
Bearly Mine Challenges #96 - Anything Goes
Marianne Design Divas - Layer it up! (Flower Doily LR0129, Leaves LR0192)

That's all for now.  Thanks so much for dropping by.  I really appreciate your visit. Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
DP's: Basic Grey hello luscious thrive; Recollections
Dies: Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #4 and #7; Spellbinders Standard Circles; Memory Box 98316 Cherry Blossom (for the flower centres); Cheery Lynn Designs B119 Tropical Leaves; Marianne Design Creatables Flower Doily LR0129 and Leaves LR0192 ; Tim Holtz Festive Greenery
Punches: Punch Bunch Medium Impatiens; Carla Crafts Small Cosmos (for the flower centres)
Miscellaneous: Colluzle Oval template; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Forest Moss; pearls from my stash
Colouring Medium:  Coloured pencils--Faber-Castell Polychromos and Art Grips, Prismacolor Premiers



loz said...

Gorgeous card Norma..loz

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

It's just stunning.
Hugs Miranda

Chrissy said...

Such a beautiful card Norma, fabulous colouring and love the papers and design.Your paper flowers are gorgeous..


Lozzy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Norma, love the colours and your design..Thank you for joining us this week at Bearly-Mine Challenges and hoping we see you again soon. Good luck..Hugs Lozzy x

KandA said...

Such a wonderful card, Fabulous design and colours. Thanks for joining us at the PCJ challenge xx

Debbie said...

Just gorgeous Norma. Debbiex

Tracey T said...

What a stunning card, Norma! I can't believe those flowers are handmade - they look real!! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Ivonne said...

Gorgeous card Norma! Love the flowers and the beautiful DPs. The coloring is amazing as always. Hugs, Ivonne

Danielle Champagne said...

Stunning, beautiful Norma! you outdid yourself with the hellebores. OMG! they are gorgeous. I love tilda sitting on the candy cand. Beautiful! have a nice day!

Anna said...

Wonderful card.. Those flowers are amazing.. Looks like real ones. Cute Tilda..

Hugs, Anna

nnalorac said...

This is totally gorgeous Norma, lovely traditional colours and fab design. Thanks for joining us over at As You Like It . Carolxx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh wow this is stunning a really beautiful card
Hugs Kelly

Mishelflos Paper Creations said...

Gorgeous card! Whoever gets this one is a VERY lucky person :)
Michelle x

mags said...

A truly gorgeous easel card Norma.

mgoll88 said...

Thats a very wonderfull christmas card, looks really great!!


Karen said...


What a gorgeous card! I love the shape. And your flowers are fabulous.


Rhonda Miller said...

This is a terrific card.

EnblogSail said...

Wow! so masterful. Your cards are a class of its own.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous Norma, I love her sitting on the candy cane, so pretty
Hugs Julie P

dolcreations said...

Absolutely beautiful Norma! Yes!

Heather said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the shape and your beautiful papers. Your image is adorable and I do love those flowers! Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Damarys said...

Norma, your work is exquisite and I am just in awe of your incredible talent. This Christmas card is beautiful, and I know the recipient will always treasure this work of art. You are an inspiration to me!

Candy said...

Oh, what a lovely Christmas card!
Norma your flowers are amazing - I thought you had bought them!!
Bihar Hugs, Candy

NPurdum56 said...

Such a gorgeous card! I so love your coloring and designs. They are all so pretty! Love the Christmas in July! (Don't feel bad about only getting one a month done......I haven't even started making any! LOL!) :) Nancee

debby4000 said...

Such cute image and fabulous card.
Debby said...

Gorgeous card. Love Tilda sitting on the candy cane.

cathylynn said...

Such a beautiful card with gorgeous colors. Another fabulous creation!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn said...

What an amazing card! Sweet image surrounded by those flowers and the colors...I could go on and on! Thanks for joining in the fun at CSAYL!

JenniferD said...

Wow your pencil colouring is just Amazing! Loooove the richness in colour of your cards!

Kelly said...

Wow does she look fabulous on the candy cane! Iove the papers and your flowers are gorgeous. Those papers are so pretty too. Great card!! Maybe 2 a month would be fun for us to see. lol
HUgs Kelly

Karen said...

Wow! THis is gorgeous!!

Pia Larsen said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous card!
Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Stampin'.
Pia x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin'

The Little Stamper said...

Such a beautiful card and perfect for our anything goes challenge here at Bearly Mine.

Thanks for sharing with us this week.

Sharon x

Cordine said...


Unknown said...

Wow Norma another masterpiece!!!!! Amazing work and I love the shape of the card!!!!!! Wow!!!!

Sol said...

So So Beautiful!. Amazing Christmas Colors. FAB FAB Design. Great Coloring.. And the card looks Amazing when folded up! :o)
Thank you for joining us at ATSC! Hugs Sol :o)

Suzi Mac said...

What a fabulous card Norma, wonderful design and colour combo. So many pretty details. Thank you for joining us at Marianne Design Divas this month. Good luck!
Suzi x

Tineke van der Linden said...

Een geweldig mooie kerstkaart Norma! Ook de vorm van de kaart is supermooi.
Dank je wel voor je bijdrage bij MD Divas.
Groetjes Tineke

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